The Razzball Hoops Pod is back, and on today’s show we recap Tuesday and Wednesday’s games including drama in Houston and a breakout game for Nikola Jokic, play two games today (TWO!) debuting “Right or Wrong?” and another edition of “Higher/Lower”, preview tonight’s games with our 30-Point Challenge picks, and wrap up the week at the movies.

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  1. Ryan says:
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    Got offered anthony davis for my millsap and terrence jones, what is your opinion? H2H 9 cat 10 teams

    Pg- kemba, bledsoe, elfrid
    Sg- harden, jimmy butler, george hill
    Sf- batum, ariza
    Pf- draymond, millsap, terrence
    C- Noel, Ibaka

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan: Mannnnn, you don’t have a huge blocks need but I think you gotta capitalize and take that. Then maybe sell Ibaka down the road

  2. Hamtime says:
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    1. Panicky AD owner offered me AD/Kobe for ibaka/favors. Too much to give up?

    2. Who’s a PG I can get for ibaka? Would you rather keep him or favors?

    3. Ezeli or Randle? Or stash nurk?

    4. Burks or bjelica?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hamtime: 1. Compared to one above I don’t like it nearly as much… I actually do think that’s too much 2. Ummm, I think Ibaka might be able to get more, so I’d sell him first, maybe Bledsoe? 3. Randle for now 4. Burks!

  3. jonny says:
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    Keep these coming guys! Love listening to these at work in the morning. Rotoworld should really stop shitting on wiggins so much! People in my league treat their advice column like the bible, making it impossible to get anything decent for him in a trade…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jonny: Will do thanks man! I have no idea why Rotoworld hates him haha

  4. NYFantaC says:
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    whats ur op?

    Whiteside/Jeff Green -or- Gobert/Faried 16-Team H2H 11Cats (DD’s and TW)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @NYFantaC: What’s good?! Gimme Gobert side, still like him over Whiteside 1-for-1

  5. Brian says:
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    Please help as big trade.

    I was offered Dragic, Beal, A.Davis, and Okafor for my Wall, Gay, Gobert, and McCollum

    My Team:
    G: Wall, Rubio, Mccullum, Pope, Clarkson, Wiggins, C.Joseph
    F: Gay, T.Jones, Crowder, Bjelica, Covington
    C: Drummond, Gobert, Jokic

    Seems like a lot to give up. I thought about trying to pull Wall and Okafor out, but then I doubt he does it. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Brian: Yeah as it stands now is prob too much.Getting Davis would be great, but then you’re still bad in FT with Drummond

  6. Bobby says:
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    Hey JB…in a deep 14-team H2H…would you drop Mahinmi and his stable 29mins per game for Gorgui’s upside? Gorgui’s on the wire and I’m tempted…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bobby: Yeah as we talked on the Pod, Gorgui got some minutes next to Towns. It’s looking up. Gimme Gorgui

    • Bobby says:
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      @Bobby: Should have also mentioned that i’m punting FT%…thanks man!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Bobby: While Mahinmi is a worse FT shooter, Gorgui’s upside in REb and BLK I still is enough to take him. Any time!

  7. dom says:
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    good to see you guys still like Gobert over Whiteside. I think its very close. In one league I snagged them both, so I got that going for me, which is nice

    could you explain the fallacy of metrics for me a little? I understand it may underrate some impact counting categories relative to percentages? basketballmonster hates Wiggins and Mo Williams for some reason. Like, haaates them, ranking outside top 130 going forward

    chances Olynyk gets more mins? Could become a better out of position 3s/steals/blks dude to round out a roster with more run

    dropped WCS for Jokic. WCS just isn’t making an impact and you can maybe catch lightning in a bottle with Jokic. good pod

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dom: Oh for sure the gap is closing. So the issue with metrics, is if you own all metrics-friendly players, you’d have players that are good at all 9 categories, rather than assemble a team with guys good in several and other to cover those bad areas. So metrics friendly guys like Danny Green, Patrick Patterson, etc etc that can contribute in all cats isn’t as good as westbrook then a bunch of low-TO guys to try and balance it out. That’s not a great example, but in the end, an all metrics-friendly team would win FT% and TO, contend in FG% and PTS, and probably lose to all the other categories.

      Ummm, here and there for Oly, awful coach for rotation. Totally agree with that Jokic add. Thanks for listening!

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Did you just use Patrick Patterson as an example of a metrics friendly guy? I think you actually have to have at least one good stat to qualify there, haha. Patterson is never a good example unless we’re talking about an example of a bad basketball player…

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @A Hill O’ Beans: He was 88th last year! Despite being virtually unownable in 12ers (according to bbmonster)

  8. JG

    kw says:
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    so looks like lots of panicky mgrs with AD in many leagues.

    I just made the following offers for him which mgr told me he will seriously consider.

    Pau/Zbo for AD

    Pau/Zbo/Avery Bradley (what an impression 1 game can make) for AD/Lin

    Some of the other mgrs (this is a high school private league) telling me too risky. I’m thinking 62-65 games of AD+low end big (Ezeli?) is at least equal to 70-72 games of Pau/Zbo in production. Upside is higher if AD can somehow get to 65-70. I do understand the whole falling out of playoff hunt risk too.

    But I don’t think my team as currently constructed, can do much even if it limps into the playoffs barring any major injuries to other top 30 players.

    Guards: Bradley, Smart
    Wings: Wiggins,Porter,KD,Dirk, Bazemore, Bjelica
    Bigs: Zbo, Pau, Nerlens, Tjones, Ezeli, Capela

    Will probably need a scorer from the FA pool if Bjelica doesn’t get on track soon

    • JG

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      @kw: Not that I’m relying on blowing away the competition on scoring but would need those tack on pts..i’ve lost 2 straight weeks now on pts by less than 50. Capela is ideally the stream spot but Bjelica is performing like it’s a competition btwn the 2. LOL

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @kw: Yup it can happen at this point! Wow, your friends are telling you that’s TOO LITTLE for AD?!?!?! Wow. I like both of those offers!

  9. Vinh says:
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    Hey JB,

    Chalmers, Jeff Green, Bradley, Sullinger, and JR are all waivers/FA’s in my 12 teamer 9 cat H2H

    Was wondering if I shud drop any of these cats for the above and have a real tough time deciding:

    Starvin Marvin, Payton, Cov, Kieff, Rubio, Burks, Clarkson. Thanks for all the articles.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Vinh: The two Celtics are right there. Only clear drop for me is probably Marvin, he can go for Sullinger. Thanks for reading/listening!

  10. abcdfg says:
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    Gorgui Dieng or Bjelica? I own BJ but love me some Gorgui who is somehow still on the wire in a 14 team league 9 Cat H2H. I’m thinking KG starts resting more and more and so Dieng gets the nod over the long haul this season but Bjelica might be the Wolves only serious 3 pt threat so maybe he beats him out.

    • abcdfg says:
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      @abcdfg: I realize this is not life or death. This might be the least important decision of my life.

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @abcdfg: Good stuff. But why no ‘e’?

        Yeah… I’ve given up on Bjelica in 12ers. He may have his moments but his role in the offense looks minimal. It doesn’t look like he’ll ever be a steals/blocks guy. I added him for the assists but after watching the wolves a bit he just doesn’t seem to touch the ball enough on offense for any kind of consistency.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @abcdfg: @Slim: NEVER BELITTLE A SINGLE ROSTER MOVE! IT COULD COST YOU YOUR LIFE!

          Def Gorgui for mui

  11. booya says:
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    Would you trade Rondo straight up for any of these guys? (if so in which order would you want them?)

    Fournier, Mirotic, Mudiay

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @booya: If your AST are fine, then yes for Fournier. I’m buying. Crazy… No to the other two for me. Any time!

  12. sliimbo says:
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    with teague back is schroder droppable in my 8 teamer?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @sliimbo: Yup I think so

  13. Hamtime says:
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    1. Is ibaka for knight+Wiggins too much in a 16 man? My only remaining bugs would be tjones favors Porzi Capela. I have lillard but guard stats seem to be sorely lacking. Should I even be looking to trade ibaka? He’s been so eh

    2. Do any of these offers work? Ibaka + tjones for:
    Teague Gallo
    Kemba vuc
    Love it2
    Griffin + ghill (I would throw in mo or d collison)
    Knight wig mas plum (I would throw in mo or d collison)

    3. RHJ or seraphin

    3.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hamtime: 1. Bringing in Wiggins and Knight is perfect value for him, wouldn’t take less, doubt he could bring much more and you have some blockers. 2. I imagine all of those work. I’d rather hold Jones and do 1. 3. RHJ still

  14. That Feetwork says:
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    Great podcast as always, guys! Always enjoy listening to these.

    Still trying to buy low on Danny Green, but who would you rather give up, Marcus Morris or Aminu?

    Also, my fingers are itching to pick up Gorgui, cause the only center I have is Drummond. Should I do it, or wait?
    Players I can drop are Crowder, Smart, Burks, and the two players mentioned above……or Kobe.

    Thanks in advance! If you need the rest of my team to make a decision, let me know.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @That Feetwork: Thanks for listening man! I’d rather give up Aminu, such a bad shooter usually. Wow I certainly want you to get Gorgui, but I like all your guys right now… I bet those are your bottom guys, but feel free to post!

      • That Feetwork says:
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        @JB Gilpin: This is what my squad looks like:
        Dragic, Conley, Smart
        Harden, Burks, Bryant
        Gallinari, Aminu, Crowder
        Draymond, Marcus Morris, Covington
        Drummond

        What do you think? The guy with Danny Green also has Cousins, Timmy, Aldridge, Bogut, and Irving if I want a package deal. 2-for-1? I dunno..

        • That Feetwork says:
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          @That Feetwork: 10 team 9 cat H2H Most Cats* No IR

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @That Feetwork: If he’s ready to do Green for Aminu, I do that first. Yeahhhhh I think I’m holding off on getting Gorgui. If he’s hesitant on Green you can try Aminu+something for LA or Irving

            • That Feetwork says:
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              @JB Gilpin: Thanks for the advice! No hesitation for Aminu for Green. Hope your moving day went well!

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @That Feetwork: Any time man, appreciate it! We love the new place!

  15. Dante Green says:
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    Gorguiiii! I hope they play him at C and KAT at PF…

    Who’s likely to have a change in role and get more mins down the road? Our golden boy Agordon or Dieng? Love these two

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dante Green: KAT def could! Very quick and can shoot, but it doesn’t make the matchup problems like it does a C. I bet Gordon has a sooner chance to, the way Skiles runs his rotations odd

  16. miles proudfoot says:
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    What do you think about dropping A Gordon for Jabari? He’s the low man on my team right now.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Nahhhhh I’d hold Gordon

  17. LOLER says:
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    Thanks for the shoutout last Pod! I had fun listening to that segment. Updating a recent post, the lineup looks like this now:

    PG – CP3, Teague, Dragic, Lou Will
    SG – Hayward, KCP
    SF – Batum, Covington
    PF – Favors, Noel, Bjelica
    C – Horford, Tyson Chandler, Noah, Kanter, Zaza
    IL – Nurk

    1. Drop Bjelica for Joe Johnson or Jeff Green?

    2. My Teague + Chandler for Conley + T Jones?

    Thanks again!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @LOLER: Hah, it was a great idea! Was a fun little segment. 1. Yes then mehhhh, I guess I would for now for Green but def JJ 2. Yes! T Jones is such an upgrade. Any time!

  18. Dave says:
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    team help 14 team 9 standard H2h, there isn’t any decent free agent left on the wire. Do you have any trade suggestions? free agent available, WCS, Jerian Grant, Nik Stauskas, TJ warren, cannan, Allen Crabbe.

    PG Ricky Rubio, Min PG
    SG Andrew Wiggins, Min SG
    SF Joe Johnson, Bkn SG
    PF Draymond Green, GS SF
    C Derrick Favors, Uta PF
    G Gary Harris, Den SG
    F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Bkn SF
    UTIL Jordan Clarkson, LAL PG
    UTIL Trey Burke, Uta PG
    UTIL Patrick Patterson, Tor PF
    Bench LeBron James, Cle SF
    Bench Elfrid Payton, Orl PG
    Bench Aaron Gordon, Orl PF
    Bench Ian Mahinmi, Ind C
    Bench Josh Smith, LAC SF
    IR Myles Turner*, Ind PF

    • Dave says:
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      clarkson for tjones

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Dave: Ugh yeah pretty barren. So you got Tjones for Clarkson? Nice! Great fit for your team. Looks like you have a lot of scoring and a lot of TO. Not seeing a great idea right now though, love your balance!

  19. Mike says:
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    Hey JB,
    Im trying to trade my Sullinger and Wiggins for Gobert. Is that a good deal? Here is what my roster looks like now.

    PG: Lillard, Wall, Collison(IL)
    SG/SF: Hayward, Burks, Bazemore, Barton, M Morris, CJ Miles, Wiggins
    PF/C: P Gasol, Sullinger, Valanciunas, Powell

    I was targeting Gobert or Ibaka with those two, and the Gobert owner seems agreeable to the trade. I think that trade will make my team really balanced, since Im weak in rebs and blks now. Im just afraid since Sullinger has been on a roll, and Wiggins had found his scoring and still has so much upside.
    Appreciate the comments!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Got ya on today’s! Sorry was a little slow, it was a moving day!

  20. Wayne says:
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    I have offer for Dirk+Dwight for Marc Gasol. Should I take it?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wayne: I’d rather own Gasol there, so yeah seeing your team below it’s a take!

  21. Wayne says:
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    And another offer for N.Noel and Eric Gordon for CP3. I need some advice.
    16 team h2h
    Current lineup:
    LBJ
    Melo
    Jabari P
    Dirk
    Dwight
    Nerlens N
    Eric Gordon
    Dragic
    Ilyasova
    P.j Tucker
    George Hill
    Capela
    M. Smart

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wayne: Nah I’d hold off on that one

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