It’s a Thanksgiving Special!  On today’s show we recap news and notes from the weekend including a few injuries and their fantasy impact, play another edition of Can We Make Slim Look Stupid, give thanks for this upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, preview tonight’s games with our 30-Point Challenge picks, and wrap up the week at the movies as this is our only show this week with Thanksgiving off.

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(no Daily Notes this morning as the team is dispersing for the Holidays, but Boards-N-Blocks and Buy/Sell will be out this afternoon!)

  1. TheJohn says:
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    a guy i can trade using dirk… who will give me preferably rebound + steal??

    exist? low end i can get RHJ from waiver… but high end favor millsap but the reach is too far..

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @TheJohn: Might as well aim high to start. Favors and Millsap are worth a shot. Maybe a low end kicker to boot so you can then add RHJ.

      • TheJohn says:
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        @Slim: i tried… did not work..

        thanks though… lets see i’ll try smthin lower… any suggestion woudl be gr8

        • Slim

          Slim says:
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          @TheJohn: Only a handful of guys give high end boards and steals… Maybe Thad Young if you feel good about your 3s. You could try Porzingis but I doubt that happens. RHJ is the guy to own for those cats but you can’t drop Dirk for him…

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @TheJohn: @Slim: Yeah REB and STL is a tough combo other than picking up RHJ, I’d be fine getting Thad

  2. NYFantaC says:
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    Happy Gobble Day! I am thankful for the out-of-this-world Razztronauts that keep this site going!!! You guys are the bomb.com!!! Keep up the great work!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @NYFantaC: Thank you much. We try… and like they say, “it takes a village”.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @NYFantaC: @Slim: Thanks so much man! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. J says:
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    Heyo,

    About to tune into the podcast.

    12 Team H2H (9 CAT)

    Bledsoe, IT, DRussell
    Knight, Jack, Pope
    Durant, Gay, Covington
    Markieff, MLeonard
    Millsap, Bogut

    Recently picked up Deangelo. Guess that kinda leaves me a bit thin on bigs.
    Anyways, would you lose anyone for Aaron Gordon?

    Also, any ideas for small -> big trades with any of my guards?

    Thanks!

    • Slim

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      @J: I think KCP is the low man but I’d still rather him over Gordon. I have Gordon in 2 12ers and I’m getting really close to letting him walk. I would start with Jack for someone low end but upsidey. Maybe Sullinger.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @J: @Slim: I’d go higher with Jack, maybe like Gortat. I think Leonard is a drop for Gordon for me

  4. RePete says:
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    Danny Green was dropped in my standard 12-team H2H league and I should be able to get him with my #2 waiver. Do you think he’ll turn it around and which guard would you drop from this team. Thanks!

    G – Irving (IR), Dragic, Rubio, D’Russell, KCP, Beal, Clarkson, D. Williams
    F – Wiggins, Gordon, M. Leonard (IR)
    C – Davis, Favors, J. Hill, Bogut

    • Slim

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      @RePete: I think it’ll be up and down, but I’m pretty sure he’s always been streaky. In the end it’ll be fine, just frustrating night to night. The drop is tough. Out of those options I would let KCP go.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @RePete: @Slim: Yeah I think I’d let KCP go for Green too

  5. Drez1 says:
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    Mornin’ fellas. So here’s the dilemma:

    20 team dynasty (standard cats + a/t ratio, DD, and TD)

    Got a guy who’s a major ATL fan, and he’s been trying to pry Dennis Schroder away from me. He’s seriously got almost everybody else from the Hawks (even the bench), and he’s in 2nd to last place because of it, lol. Anyway, thinking about offering him Schroder for Ty Lawson and a 1st round pick swap. I’m in 2nd place right now, so I’m looking at a super late 1st (pick 19/20), and his will probably end up being the 2nd/3rd pick overall. Wouldn’t mind grabbing Simmons or Labissiere with it.

    Now, I love Schroder in a dynasty, but I figure Lawson is still in his prime, and will probably get moved at some point (Moreyball!!). That 1st round pick is what I’m interested in, though. Is it worth the gamble, or should I stick with the safer bet that Schroder will break out at some point either this season, or next?

    Thanks guys. Podcast time!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Drez1: Yeah I would make that move. By no means do I expect Lawson to be better than Schroder but a high end pick in a keep forever dynasty is worth more than Schroder. Both he and Teague are signed through next year so we’re looking at ’17-’18 before Schroder has a chance to get a guaranteed starting role. That top 3 pick next year will more than likely be better even year 1.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Drez1: @Slim: Morning man! Yeah given that 1st round pick I think it worth it, with that team so close to bottom of standings. Could land you KAT or Porzingis kinda guy

        • Drez1 says:
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          @JB Gilpin:

          Boom, done. Rubbing my hands together just looking at Draftexpress right now, lol. Now I’m praying that Lawson gets moved too. C’mon Morey, I know that trigger finger is getting itchy!!

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Drez1: Hahaha nice, yeah I am nowhere near 16-17 draft prep yet haha.

  6. Joe says:
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    10-team h2h. Season’s been an epic disaster so far due to injuries and poor performance. Ah well. It happens! My team is: Wall, Teague, Redick, Middleton, Batum, T.Jones Durant, Zingis, Bosh, Gobert, Zaza

    After losing Vala and Mo W. I added Zaza and your favorite twerp, Redick. With that said, should I drop either of those, or the utterly mediocre T-Jones, for any of the following?

    Ish, Clarkson, Avery B., JR Smith, CJ Miles, Covington, Marcus Morris, J.Randle, Aminu, Jokic

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      @Joe:

      Oh, Mason Plumlee also available for what it’s worth *shrugs*, as is Tony Parker.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Joe: Hah well he has to be from Maryland to be a Twerp! Maryland fans hattttte him, so I think it’s good irony hah. I think I’d get Clarkson for Redick, and Avery for Zaza. Big man stats are fairly solid without him and you could use some scoring

  7. Tyler says:
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    StanJo or Tj Warren?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tyler: I’ll stick with StanJo for more upside

  8. Guy Fieri's Krispy Pork Zingers says:
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    Oh man… My #youthmovement team has started off 0-4 in my 12-team H2H league (standard 10 cat including turnovers and DD). Not so concerned as a lot of the rookie and second year players I drafted are starting to settle into roles and are beginning to get the stats I drafted them for. However, Nerlens is starting to be a concern. It just doesn’t seem to be working with him and Jahlil and Nerlens is definitely getting the shorter end of that stick. Should I be looking to move him? Here’s the rest of my team if you want to point me in some direction.

    PG Elfrid
    SG Wiggins
    SF Tobias
    PF Nerlens
    C Gobert
    UTIL Mudiay, D’angleo, Julius Randle
    BENCH Dellavedova, Gary Harris, Jokic, McConnell
    IR Jennings

    Thanks!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Guy Fieri’s Krispy Pork Zingers: I still think more blocks will come with Noel, but yeah guarding 4s isn’t helping. I’d let it get better though before trading this low. I’d shoot for another young big man. If punting this yr, maybe get Valanciunas and someone interesting with him back?

  9. Ghislain says:
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    Hey, hope that thanksgiving will give you some seemingly needed rest! Before that leased day, would you drop either of Jack, Clarkson or J.r Smith for Gordon at this point or would this be a rather rash decision to take before we know Gordon gets consistent minutes? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ghislain: Thanks man, I def need it! Yeah I think I might Smith for Gordon, Smith has been Ok but still kinda 3s only guy

  10. jonny says:
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    Great work as usual guys!

    Should i pick up harris in my 14 man h2h for lou will, chalmers, RHJ or stan johnson? looking for more long term value than a streamer

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jonny: Thanks man! Yeah Harris fits for more long term, prob losing Chalmers.

  11. Hamtime says:
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    Happy thanksgiving guys!

    1. Slim, is Porzi a sell high? Who’s a realistic target? I own him and love him but have been getting offers for him left and right ranging from Monroe to it2

    2. Who are ideal trade targets if I give up ibaka

    3. Have Ezeli and boring cojo. Would you stash smart or nurk for either

    4. Is frank the tank worth owning in 16ers? Pls rank: p bev mo collison RHJ, and would you let any of them go for frank

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hamtime: Thanks, happy Thanksgiving! 1. for Slim 2. Depends on need, still shooting for top-25 value with the haul. 3. Smart yeah I would. 4. ROS Colly, Pbev, Mo RHJ, not losing any for Frank right now

      • Hamtime says:
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        @JB Gilpin: @slim – please see porzi comment. Was offered the likes of Monroe for him straight up, as well as Hayward Otto for my Porzi ibaka. Thoughts please? Do I even sell him??

        • Slim

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          @Hamtime: I guess sell high means you think you can get more value than what you think they will give ROS. I don’t think those are selling Porzingis high. Kind of selling even. Monroe for the FG% but loses out on blocks, 3s, and FT%. Maybe I’m too high on Porzingis but I’d take him over Monroe. IT2/3 for a completely different skill set though. If you need a PG that’s an even trade to me. And yeah, I don’t think I could turn IT2/3 down for Porzingis.

          Hayward/Porter for Porzingis/Ibaka is interesting. You are giving up a ton of blocks though. Gaining assists and steals. If it’s a need it isn’t bad but in a vacuum I’ll keep Porzingis/Ibaka.

          Porzingis is top 50 the rest of the way for me. I’m still surprised to be saying it but the talent is absolutely for real and they are starting to even run ISOs for him. ROS I’d say… 16/9/1.5/0.7/1.7 with 2 3s in 32 min and I wouldn’t be shocked if he tops every single one of those. If you’re having any doubts about trading him then I would lean towards keeping.

          • hamtime says:
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            @Slim: thanks slim. i share the exact same sentiments. plus, he’s great to root for and a blast to own. actually enjoying the knicks for the first time in forever.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Slim: @hamtime: Hahaha, I guess the Knicks can’t be called the Poppycockers anymore!

  12. I'm Harden for your love says:
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    Payton and Dragic or on the wire… Do I pick one up over keeping Collision?

    I have Collision but Rondo is going bananas and I wonder how that effects his fantasy value, Skies is messing with all the starters line up so it make me wonder how long you gotta wait for Payton to start doing what he did at the end of last year and Dragin… now that the Heat have a full squad he’s a shell of himself even when Wade is out.

  13. booya says:
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    12 team H2H 9 cat

    PG Rondo
    SG Clarkson
    G Ish Smith
    SF Durant
    PF Brow
    F Porzingis
    C Hibbert
    C Sully
    Util JR Smith
    Util D Collison
    BN Randle
    BN Jokic
    BN Manu

    Would you trade Rondo for Al Jefferson?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @booya: For this team Rondo is a solid hold. Assists would be a punt without him and if the wheels fall off you have Collison. Ish Smith might get phased out, and bigs don’t really seem to be a need.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @booya: @Slim: Yeah I think I would hold too since right now he’s single-handedly holding your AST down

  14. Principal Blackman says:
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    Thanks for the holiday podcast. I’m excited to listen during my commute to work this afternoon.

    Why does rotoworld hate Andrew Wiggins so much? All of their Yahoo blurbs are all like, “Wiggins scored 30 last night and chipped in a steal, a three, and a block. He’s only putting up late round value and is absolute garbage outside of points leagues.” What the ef are they smoking?

    Would you be looking to sell CP3 in a ten cat roto league, with no TOs and FGMade and 3% as extra cats? I could really use a boost to my ratios. Who should I be targeting if I were to sell? Here’s my roster at the moment. I know Elfrid and Muddiay are my biggest ratio offenders but I don’t think I can get much value for them. Any and all thought and advice are welcome.
    PG CP3
    SG G Dragic
    G Elfrid
    SF Wiggins
    PF #Occupy
    F Kristaps
    C Millsap
    C Gortat
    Util Muddiay
    Util Tristian Thompson
    BN Meyers Leonard, Aaron Gordon, Jokic, PatPat, Cory Joseph.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Principal Blackman: The rotoworld/Wiggins thing has kind of become a meme. I’m guilty of the same thing, although today I was willing to admit Tristan has progressed over the past year or 2. Small steps. But I try to do it mostly just to temper expectations. Like with McCollum or Mirotic.

      Mudiay in roto is tough. CP3 loses value with those settings too, but you kind of need high end assists too. I think it’s mostly a hold and hope some things get better. Like maybe more volume from Gortat. Fixing ratios is tough work. For now I’d start with benching Mudiay for the most part.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Principal Blackman: @Slim: Hahahaha yeah I saw that. It’s pretty funny. Yeah I would bench or try and sell Mudiay for anything in roto, he’s gonna be tough. High volume big men are so good, maybe try to buy Vucevic low with Mudiay+something

      • Principal Blackman says:
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        @JB Gilpin: @Slim: thanks fellas. Do you think Muddy plus Tristain is enough to get that job done or is that just too low? I feel like Muddy plus Gortat is too much. Meyers is INJ. Gordon lacks PT. I just don’t know who to pair him with.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Principal Blackman: Prob too low, but I like the Mudiay plus Gortat actually. I’d start with the Tristan one though and hope haha

  15. Willem says:
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    Sup JB! It’s trade again in a 12 team H2H 9 cat. Got offered Wall and Batum for PG and Julius Randle. Would you make that trade?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Willem: I would and it isn’t close. I’ve got Wall ahead still, although the gap has closed a bit, but Batum is light years ahead of Randle. I’m having trouble coming up with a category you would lose in that trade.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Willem: @Slim: Yeah I think PG and Wall are very close, but I’d take Wall side

  16. dom says:
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    I had a trade lined up with my league’s commissioner that was vetoed by league vote twice.

    I would’ve traded Reggie Jackson and Tobias Harris for his Draymond Green. I thought it actually made some sense for him as the back end of his roster has several droppable guys and this move would have given his team some needed depth. Maybe they thought it would make my team too strong as I’m 4-0 and the defending champ, idk.

    Would you guys vote against that trade in your league?

    • dom says:
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      @dom: also whats up with Gortat is he a buy low candidate? I just dropped Valanciunas. Is it worth it to offer T Harris?

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @dom: Thats BS. Basically a 2nd rounder for a young 4th and 5th with upside. That’s completely reasonable. I could absolutely come up with a scenario I would take the Reggie, Tobias side. Sounds to me like the commish isn’t used to wielding power and it went to his head. I guess you need more people from the league on your side and try to convince him he’s being a DB just for the sake of being a DB.

        Oh and yeah Gortat is a decent buy low. Lower than Tobias too but thats a good trade depending on needs.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @dom: @Slim: Yeah we continually abhore vetoing. So horrible. Not a veto trade in the least.

          Yeah I like Gortat as a buy low, but I think Harris should be able to bring a tad more back

  17. Spencer says:
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    In a vacuum, trade Gortat for Crowder and Kanter?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Spencer: Even in the deepest leagues I would say hold Gortat. It’s a great buy low time, you should wait it out for a better opportunity.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Spencer: @Slim: Wow, after Slim did some Gortat bashing! I actually like the deal in 16+ person leagues

  18. JG

    kw says:
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    Not that readers are allowed to play..but I’d go Gallinari for30 pt challenge. No reliable wing defender on the Clips…just for fun

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @kw: Hmm… a listeners choice is intriguing.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @kw: @Slim: Of course readers are allowed to play! Def some kudos if you get it!

        • JG

          kw says:
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          @JB Gilpin: didn’t get it..20+18 boards though add up to over 30 LOL

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @kw: Hahahaha if only it worked that way!

  19. Scott says:
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    I need a streamer for Wednesday. I have these guys playing:
    Blake Griffin (LAC – PF,C)
    Rudy Gay (SAC – SF,PF)
    Derrick Favors (UTH – PF,C)
    Tyson Chandler (PHO – C)
    Darren Collison (SAC – PG)
    Alex Len (PHO – C)
    Jeremy Lamb (CHA – SG,SF)
    Zach LaVine (MIN – PG)
    Cory Joseph (TOR – PG)

    and these guys on the wire:
    Enes Kanter (OKC – C)
    Timofey Mozgov (CLE – C) DTD
    Robin Lopez (NYK – C)
    P.J. Tucker (PHO – SG,SF)
    Jamal Crawford (LAC – SG,SF)
    Arron Afflalo (NYK – SG,SF)
    Andrea Bargnani (BKN – PF,C)
    Thabo Sefolosha (ATL – SG,SF)
    Jerryd Bayless (MIL – PG,SG)
    Langston Galloway (NYK – PG,SG)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: So just one streamer then? If you’re not dropping anyone important I’ll take Galloway

      • Scott says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Gary Harris or Festus Ezeli is the drop

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Scott: Gotcha yeah Ezeli can be dropped

  20. Mark says:
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    In a 12 person 9 cat h2h, I’m gettin burnt by Elfrid and Marcus Morris shooting %. Do I just hold on for now? I’m guessing I can’t really drop either yet? Also someone dropped Marcus smart, is he worth a pick up? I have a IL spot.

    • Mark says:
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      @Mark: pat bev is also on the waivers.

      • Mark says:
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        @Mark: also would u advise dropping jokic for Cj miles(he went off today).

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Mark: Def hold Marcus and Elfrid. Ummm, any other drops to get Smart to your IL? I would hold Jokic still, he looked good too, although Miles would be nice to own too, pretty deep wire right now!

          • Mark says:
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            @JB Gilpin: um I also have will Barton and Colli. I’m guessing those two are holds as well?

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Mark: I’m totally good losing Barton, stash Smart, then nab Miles

              • Mark says:
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                @JB Gilpin: damn. Someone had a higher waiver priority on Cj miles and he’s gone lol. Anyways, should i just stream Barton’s spot? Other free agents include: Ed Davis, mario chalmers, lamb, bellinelli, Rodney hood.

                • JB Gilpin

                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @Mark: Ah crap, that sucks… Luckily I nabbed him in a league to stream! Haha guess I’ll hold for now… Yeah I’d stream it, I like what Hood is doing if you wanna do a medium term hold there

  21. Patrick Patterson is awesome says:
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    Hi JB,

    What do you think about trading my Rondo for Porzingis with this team? Have too many assists and could use some more blocks. Or should I ride the Rondo wave and trade someone else? Any other blocks + steals centre you can think of that could be traded for Rondo?

    Deron Williams
    Rondo
    Lillard
    Elfrid Payton
    KCP
    Gallo
    Wiggins
    Covington
    Aaron Gordon
    T-Jones
    Iggy
    Serge Ibaka
    Chris Bosh

    • Patrick Patterson is awesome says:
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      @Patrick Patterson is awesome:

      I mean, I could just ride this team out and see what happens. Even with only two centres, managed to win boards last week with a decent number. I could just keep everyone with this team and see what happens. Totally smashing assists and 3s, points are good, steals good, blocks ok if Serge can get me a few more. And if Aaron Gordon gets consistent minutes…… Ok, I won’t jinx it

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Patrick Patterson is awesome: Yeah I think your AST are full, I’d def take Porzingis. You take a big %s boost, cut down TO, and get better up front

  22. Jerry says:
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    Hey, JB! Should I trade MCW for Elfrid?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jerry: Hey man! Yup I would!

  23. Dave says:
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    Hello JB, trade help 14 team standard h2h league would you trade favors for Gobert ?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dave: Eeeesh, wow amazing it’s close. I think I would indeed take Gobert though, if a BLK need

  24. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    JB, how worried are we about the slow start by Noel and him and Okafor struggling to co-exist? I was just offered Noel $10 for Gay $36 in a 16 team keeper. With the age and cost difference I am thinking yes but admit I am obviously hesitating. Am I worrying too much about the slow start? Should I just pull the trigger? Thanks man.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Yeah I would take it. It’s a little worrisome, but Noel’s blocks should come back and not like he’s been awful all year, just a rough patch. Any time!

  25. .. says:
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    Trade: bosh/favors and Isaiah Thomas for cousins and Ellis?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @..: Sure, def prefer Bosh/IT2 to get Cousins side

  26. TheBeardedOne says:
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    Which side you like; Horford + Garry Harris for Batum + D. Collison Thoughts on that trade in a vacuum

    Is Nicholson for real? Hes getting minutes on the last 3 games. Will this trend up or just skiles putting his starter on a doghouse.

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheBeardedOne: Prob the Horford side. Mehhh, we’ve seen nicholson do some things in preseason and a game or two here or there, I’m mostly disregarding

  27. Dante Green says:
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    Xtaps banging guys sounds awfully wrong. Haha

    So I streamed Jokic and he actually had a meh game; 16/6 with good % and nothing else. Anyway, is this his last game being fantasy relevant? Reports say Faried and Lauvergne are returning, and if so, should I drop Jokic for Galloway or somebody else? (Just streaming)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Hahahaha, yeah there was some wrong-sounding stuff in there. Ummm, man I kinda wanna see what they do with Jokic, but if you’re streaming it I have no issue going to Galloway

      • Dante Green says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        I just realized that I don’t need to stream tonight (almost everyone’s playing). I still get to keep Jokic for one more game… What are thoughts about him though? Mann, Nurk is close to returning.

        I’ll stay away from what Skiles is putting into his body. I don’t mind Dipo’s demotion to a bench role coz his FG% is just awful, but didn’t Skiles say he’s putting emphasis on defense, Frye? Really? Hah. #UnleashAgordon

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dante Green: Yup it’s a full Friday. Still think Nurk is a bit out and will be eased in really slow. Liking Jokic for now…

          Hahahaha, yeah emphasis on D and starting Frye seems to be an oxymoron. Emphasis on Moron

          • Dante Green says:
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            @JB Gilpin:
            Is Lauvergne going to be a threat to his playing time? I hope Malone likes him enough to let him be the main C….

            Are you still holding onto Agordon? The huge minutes still isn’t there but his blocks are just helpful…

            Happy thanksgiving man!

          • Dante Green says:
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            @JB Gilpin:
            Sorry man I forgot to ask! What’s Hood’

          • Dante Green says:
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            @JB Gilpin:
            Sorry man I forgot to ask! What’s Hood’s role in Uta? How is he being used? I mean Burks also plays the point but somehow Hood’s become a decent source of dimes too! Do you think he’ll be able to consistently provide like 3-4 a game? I like that in him

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Dante Green: I’d say more a possibility than a threat, I dunno, Jokic looks like a more complete player an an actual C. I am still holding Gordon in the 12er I have him. Ummmm, nah that seems a tad high for Hood, I’d put it more at 2.5

              Happy thanksgiving weekend!

  28. Wen says:
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    Hi JB and Slim, I heard you guys talked about Marvin Williams and Gary Harris in the podcast. Who would you pick up first? I feel Marvin Williams has better overall stats and fits well for the last glue guy. I will be dropping Kevin Martin or Kent Bazemore. Thanks for the advice!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wen: Man, yeah while Marv is trending down his STL and BLK are maintaining, I think I’ll go Starvin Marvin. Any time!

  29. miles proudfoot says:
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    I dropped a gordon instead of sullinger and have instant regret. Need someone at the C position, thinking of a 2 for 1 and hope he’s still availbe. What do you think of Tobias Harris and one of dragic/Middleton/Covington/Collison for Ibaka? Too little? Have TJones too who I can try to move.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Ack, yeah no fun. Nah Ibaka is a great buy low. And with how Skiles is doing things, it’s annoying. I’d start low with Harris/Collison

  30. hamtime says:
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    1. is ibaka for wiggins straight up too little for serge? what if i try and offer serge for wiggins+plumlee, do i still lose?

    2. traded chalmers for bjelica. good move?

    3. would you rather have ibaka or vuc? i hate skiles so ibaka seems to be my choice simply because of that.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hamtime: 1. If no BLK need I don’t think so! 2. Yup, nice! 3. Prob still Ibaka, yeah a lot of that is Skiles…

  31. sliimbo says:
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    what do you think of marcus morris or clarkson in a 8 teamer, stream spots now..?

    could grab miles, mason plumlee, hood, tony parker, ed davis or hollis jefferson

    thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @sliimbo: I still like them over those options, but if you don’t have a stream spot I’d be fine using the Morris one to stream

  32. JJ says:
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    Yo JB, I’m about to offer my Gallinari and Okafor for my friend’s Bledsoe and Butler. Does that sound fair?

    This is my team
    Dragic
    DeRozan
    Marcus Morris
    Ibaka
    Monroe
    Hayward
    Horford
    Davis
    Okafor
    Gortat
    Gallinari
    Barton
    Miles

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JJ: Mehhhh, not that fair haha. But can always hope! Be a steal of a trade

  33. Lasandro says:
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    My LBJ and Lillard for his KD and Pau. 14cat roto. Why is this such a tough decision??? Pau won’t be what he was last year but surely upside to be a top 30 guy right? I’d be losing a lot of pts and assists, but is it worth it?

    • Lasandro says:
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      I’m shopping LBJ. In addition to the top offer, I’m considering the following:
      – LBJ and Gay for Millsap and Bled
      – LBJ and Gay for Horford and Jimmy
      – LBJ and Ariza for Kawhi and Kemba (the owner is on the fence for this one.. hopefuly he accepts)

      Thoughts please.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Yeah I think that’s a little too much. Too much risk for Pau and giving up two top-10 guys.
        – closer
        – I like this one a ton, this is my favorite
        – I think I like it 2ns best

      • Lasandro says:
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        @jb Gilpin: what about LBJ and dray for KD and Pau??

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: Closer, I still don’t love it though, KD is best in deal by Dray is so much better than Pau

        • Lasandro says:
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          @JB Gilpin: BLopez and Teague for my Dray and filler (likely Bradley, T Jones or Marcus Morris)? Lopez is a pillar of consistency and his blks and FTs are absolutely legit. I’d get some solid PGs stats as well, to go along with my Jack and Bron.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Lasandro: Well, pillar of consistency when he’s on the court… I think I’d probably hold Dray, you bring in so much risk with teague’s ankle issues lately too

  34. Hamtime says:
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    Traded my Teague for Wiggins in my 14m 9cat. Based on your ranks, this seems like a decent haul. I own drum so I hope wig can neutralize his fts at times. Have a starting 6 of steph wig kemba Otto Kat drum. Thoughts?

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      @Hamtime: and would stashing smart bet he right move to offset the loss of Teague? Would drop either cojo or Ezeli. Just worried about the extended absence. Thanks!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Hamtime: Nice! Love the deal and looks like a good group there! Yeah your BLK are solid, I would lose Ezeli and stash Smart with the league that deep

  35. Connor says:
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    Just made multiple trades in my 12 team 10 cat league with FT made.
    Sent Ryan Anderson got Rudy Gobert
    Sent Mudiay got George Hill
    Sent Jabari Parker and Collison for Danny Green
    What do you think? Any young guys with upside you’re eyeing for a long term play? I’m looking at guys like Winslow, WCS, Henson idk would appreciate your input. Thanks man!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Connor: Um what? Gobert for Ryan Anderson?!?!?!?! Wow. Love getting Hill too. Green one is closest, but I like it. Not a huge fan of those guys right now, still big on Aaron Gordon and maybe a Nurkic stash for the long haul, but I wouldn’t pay a ton for them. Nice work on the trade front! Any time man!

  36. Mak says:
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    How would you rank lamb, hood, and Barton.
    9 cat h2h.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mak: ROS prob Hood Lamb Barton, but man they’re all realllllly close. If using only one I’d stream the spot

  37. Lasandro says:
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    What are we doin with TJones in shallow rotos here? I put some major faith in him, but seeing guys like Marv Will, Dieng, J Green, E Davis, J Hill, Lamb and even Bogut on the wire has me wondering if I should jump ship. I know Jones’ next 14/8 3blk game is around the corner but he doesn’t look all that capable these days. Missing a lot of bunnies at the rim.. kinda like what gobert has been going through to start the season. I just need some TJones-esque numbers or good fg% offence (a la Lamb).

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: Scola and Bismack too, with JV out. Scola lookin great for brds, pts and fg%s

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: Jrue available too. Worth nabbing in all leagues now or we waiting out the clusterfck that’ll happen once Reke joins the party? Ish is not helping matters either ha

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Nahhhhhh hold Tjones! Tough with a shallow league with those guys doing so well. Ugh yeah, I have no idea what NO is gonna do. They kinda have to play Ish at this point, maybe Reke plays very little point

  38. Tyler says:
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    Drop StanJo for Lawson or Nurkic?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tyler: I think I got ya on another one, but yeah in a deeper I’ll take Lawson and hope, in shallower for more of a stash I like StanJo

      • Tyler says:
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        @JB Gilpin: its a deep 16er league.
        Olynyk and Stauskas are available as well

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Tyler: Yeah I’m kinda rethinking this, I’d probably hold StanJo

  39. Johnc says:
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    Tyreke back soon from my DL spot. . Have to drop one in 12 team 9 cat H2H league. Suspects for me to drop include Collison, Crowder, Danny Green or ironically Ish. Thoughts? Thank you.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Johnc: Hah Ish is a little too hot to drop, I would probably lose Crowder who is cooling off, but I’d wait until Reke has played a game or two if your league allows that

  40. Lawson says:
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    Hi JB!

    MY team (14 team 9cat): Lillard, Mudiay, Bledsoe, Beverley, Danny Green, Gary Harris, Joe Johnson, Evan Turner, TJones, Aaron Gordon, Jerami Grant, Vucevic, Ibaka and Nurkic. I got tired of Schroder´s bad moment and dropped him for Beverley. I also dropped Jeff Green for Evan Turner a day before his 2 good games… (I kind of regret that move now) Nurkic is on IL roster spot so as soon as he is fit I might drop Harris, Grant, Turner or Beverley. If I can I will stash Myles Turner but im not sure if I can get an injured player directly to this IL spot.

    My % and TO are being a disaster, I am ready to give those 2 cats away but then im not so impressive on points, steals and rebounds. Im doing quite good so far in 3s, ft% and blocks (I guess 3s will go down soon). The people I see that are the worst of my team are Harris, Grant, Turner and Beverley but Mudiay and Joe Johnson are killing me sometimes. Would any of these players be an improvement: Bayless, Gerald Green, Ezeli, Henson, OJ Mayo, Wroten, Powell, Warren, Chalmers, Biyombo, Neal, Lauvergne,Galloway, Hollis Thompson…?

    Sorry for the loong message man,

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lawson: Hey man! Yeah I’m good with that PG swap. Ugh yeah those Celtics/former Celtics… So annoying… I’d prob grab Biyombo, you have nice FT% to protect him, help FG% and boost REB. Galloway might help G stats with low TO too. I’m good losing Turner, but he’s been kinda good… I’, guessing Jerami Grant, I think he can go, helps TO/FG% and blocks you said were good, plus a move to Biyombo doesn’t hurt BLK much.

      Any time, wasn’t long at all!

  41. Hamtime says:
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    My Favors groan for kmid Hayward nurk? Or am I giving up too much?

  42. Hamtime says:
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    My Favors goran for kmid Hayward nurk? Or am I giving up too much?

    • Hamtime says:
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      @Hamtime: can also do my favors + tjones for Hayward nurk Middleton. Then I’d have to throw in pbev or mo. Thoughts?

  43. 123 says:
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    Hey man…joining a daily fantasy contest for the first time on Friday. Who should I pick for Friday for max production? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @123: Yo! Ummm, I’d look at a lot of Pacers and Bulls, should be a fast paced game. George looks unreal, he might be a good building block, it might be risky but Rubio looks more and more like he could get a DNP tonight and you could do LaVine, but it’s a late tip game

  44. hanns says:
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    I want some advice for my team.

    12 team, 9 cat , H2H. I’m forced to punt fg,ft, and TO due to my team. Max I can get is 6/9 CATS and that concerns me. I thought about trading drummond to make my FT better but no one comes even close to replacing his rebounds. I’m just very uncertain of my team’s identity. Any suggestions?

    (9) Damian Lillard (Por – PG)
    (16) John Wall (Was – PG)
    (33) Andre Drummond (Det – PF,C)
    (40) Gordon Hayward (Uta – SG,SF)
    (57) Reggie Jackson (Det – PG,SG)
    (64) Andrew Wiggins (Min – SG,SF)
    (88) Robert Covington (Phi – SG,SF)
    (105) Robin Lopez (NY – C)
    (129) Alec Burks (Uta – PG,SG)
    serge Ibaka
    will barton
    RHJ
    jared sullinger
    zaza pachulia

    • JB Gilpin

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      @hanns: Yeah TO is def a punt, but yeah, FT & FG should not be punts together. I think moving Drummond for two bigs is the best idea, like Pau Gasol + Towns or something aiming really high like that

  45. Lasandro says:
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    Happy thanksgiving bra! What you think of trading my Gay away for Wiggy? Think some of his brds and D stats start to come around. I think it’s really hard forecasting Gay’s future because Rondo is getting him some great shots these days and he may perhaps be better than last season – his FG% is lovely for a volume guy.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Happy thanksgiving! Ummm, yeah I think I can be down with that, I had Wiggins ranked higher and after that rough start he’s coming around

  46. JG

    kw says:
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    Hey JB/Slim

    Did A LOT of trading and some fortunate plays from the players to be able to trade up. Basically traded Bledsoe+Mudiay+Zbo all the way up to AD (via Melo & Pau).

    So here I am:

    Guards: Bradley, Turner, Bazemore
    Wings: Wiggins, Porter, KD
    Bigs: TJones, A. Gordon, Dirk, 2Pat
    Bigger Bigs: AD, Nerlens, Biyombo

    Punt Assts team and yes, I’m still searching for another PG so here I am

    1) which do you like better? Dirk/Bradley for Monta/Kief. I’m worried about Kief just coz he’s playing 5 less minutes per game but avging as much TOs as last yr.

    OR Dirk Bradley for H.Barnes/Clarkson. I’m a believer in Barnes this year. I think the players are trying to get him a big payday and his gains are at the expense of Klay this year..imho.

    Thoughts?

    2) Given my lineup, would you trade AD for Kawhi+a late round wing or big? I’ve been approached by a mgr that has Kawhi asking me. He has Dragic which I would love to get a 2:1 for. Dragic/Kawhi for AD but I doubt he sells low on Dragic. I’m likely to get either Sullinger/Marvin Williams/Lamb/Hood along with Kawhi. I’m inclined to take that trade as I would at least get another player worthy of a roster spot on a 12 team 9cat vs someone like 2Pat.

    Nerlens and Tjones are killing my big man stats at the moment. Hopefully this incident with Okafor nets him a suspension of a few games so Nerlens can get the low post all to himself.

    There was a note a couple of weeks back when Tjones returned from the eyelid injury that mentioned there was noticeable effort on his end to be less aggressive and avoid contact to reduce injury incidents. I have a feeling that is affecting his ability to play and produce we in the fantasy community are expecting.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @kw: Wow, nice work! 1. I still like Monta side, he’s started a little slow two but both are turning around. And still monta one over Clarkson.

      2. Man I dunno, I think you kinda need that anchor big still, especially with Nerlens being annoying. Crazy Jahlil is playing tonight…

      I dunno about that for Tjones, he was pretty aggressive right out of the gate, I think it might be a funk and he’ll like it when Pbev is back to his normal role next to him

      • JG

        kw says:
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        @JB Gilpin: So pulled the trigger on Monta+Kief. Partly coz I’m desperate for players today (sunday) although I think Bradley will have a big game vs the Magic today.

        Media just pays way too much attn to AD’s injury. Then again, the Pelicans are also treating their big investment with kid gloves.

        Guards: Monta, Canaan (stream to pad the lead on 3s. Had Mills for 1 game which paid off last night), Bazemore
        Wings/Bigs that can shoot 3s: KD, Wiggins, Tjones, 2Pat, Kief, Porter
        Big man stats: AD (Monster….when healthy) Biyombo (more than 5 wks please!), Capela (Don’t mind having him start as long as I have Tjones too), Nerlens

        So my thought process was trade AD for Kawhi+either Ryno/Korver/Dragic (love the FG for a PG). Then that +1 with Kawhi and/or Wiggins (with Kawhi, will be overloaded on the wings position) trade for a high end big (Horford, Millsap, Favors, maybe Whiteside?).

        Kawhi brings enough to the table especially from the stls and blocks dept to offset the loss of AD. Rebs is where I’d need help on which is the thesis behind using Wiggins to attract a high end big. Unless you think Kawhi regresses a lot from his avg so far.

        Still not sure on the trade but just reasoning as to why trading AD could make sense.

        Thanks again for taking time to discuss!

        • JG

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          @kw: forgot–Nerlens and knee issues…never good when bigs have problems from thighs down to the feet. i’d be looking to sell for mid round if i can when he plays and strings together a few good games. what Wiggins drafted at 5th rd giveth, Nerlens drafted during the 3rd rd taketh…LOL

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @kw: Nice! And yeah, crazy good game off that knee bruise, media is probably making it worse, but you get scrutiny being fantasy’s best per-game guy (well maybe 2nd right now to Curry haha).

            Well in H2h, I’m worried about Kawhi in playoffs. Bad sched plus Pop to bench guys for the playoffs, assumedly. Then again, you might get a complete 0 from brow haha.

            Hah well I had Wiggins 3rd round too! Higher than Noel! Yet Rotoworld still hates him… Oh well.

            Any time!

  47. hanns says:
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    drop robin lopez for clin capella in H2H ,12 team ,9 cat?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hanns: Yeah I prob would

    • hanns says:
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      @hanns:

      fuck he got picked up. how about tyson chandler? he’s on the waivers right now.

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @hanns: Weak. Nope I’d stick with RoLo.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @hanns: @Slim: Haha yeah I think rolo for me too, more durable

  48. Matt says:
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    In a 12 person, 9 cat h2h. I got offered draymond for my millsap. What do you think?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matt: I have them really close still, I think if AST is a need I would, otherwise might hold off for fear of GSW playoff DNPs

      • Slim

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        @JB Gilpin: I don’t disagree but I wouldn’t be worried about the playoff DNPs when compared to Millsap. If Draymond (4/4/4) loses a game in each round his playoff schedule would still be about equal to Millsaps (3/4/3) assuming he isn’t also benched for 1 or 2, which did happen last year. I would just base it on need. Ast/Blk/3s Draymond. Pts/Stls Millsap.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Matt: @Slim: Ah that’s a good point, I thought ATL was 4/4/4 as well for some reason, WAY TO FACT CHECK ME! Agree with assessment

  49. Lasandro says:
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    Pls rank Marcus M, Rondae HJ, Clarkson, burks, Marv Wil, Lamb, Barton, Dan Green for 14 cat roto. I’m a Morris owner but Rondae is giving great output minus the 3s and pts upside Morris can. Clarkson is great when he gets the ball, so not sure what to do here. My team:
    Lillard
    LBJ
    Gobert
    Teague
    B Lopez
    Morris
    Ariza
    Gay
    Jack
    Bradley
    Capela
    Recently swapped tjones out for Capela and I think I’d rather hold him over Morris right now.

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb Gilpin: oof Lavine is there too!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Yeah Clarkson looked good, man it’s so hard in a shallower league! I’d be streaming non-stop. I’d own Clarkson. If Rubio were to miss a long stretch, LaVine would be right there, but it sounds like he might be back tonight

      • Lasandro says:
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        @jb Gilpin: that’s the thing brother, only 80 pickups allowed for the entire season. I’m already at 15 so you don’t wanna use so many up this early in the season. So when I ask for the ranks of the players I’m asking for, at least, the next month or so. Think Morris is droppable then? I need the stls and his have really regressed for some reason. But his mins are awesome. RHJ looks effing awesome in basically everything except scoring and asts and may get better throughout the immediate future no? Clarkson is great but will he be solid in stls too?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Lasandro: Ah, sorry if you told that to me before. Yeah Morris can go, he’s cooling off. RHJ is gonna have rookie bumps like tonight. I dunno if Clarkson is at RHJ level for STL, but brings enough everywhere else.

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          @JB Gilpin: I’m waiting in anticipation for your daily notes haha. I dropped Morris for Barton but have put in a waiver claim for the freshly dropped Clarkson (dropping my Barton) so we’ll see how that goes. It would be more of a ROS pick rather than a streamer. Not convinced he’ll be able to put up the solid brds and asts @Slim projected, what with kobe now shooting more than ever knowing that he’s done at the end of the season. D’angelo takes some ball handling duties too. Barton obviously won’t score as much and hit 3s, but his %s are solid, he gets stls and blks and can really board. It’s a tough one in a shallow roto like mine..

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Lasandro: Hah yeah just wrapped up, with last week’s a little short I went super-long this time. Gimme some Clarkson! Got those stl and reb yesterday! I hope the claim works, but Barton gets a little boost with Gary harris out (concussion)

  50. Andrew Ringer says:
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    Hey, somehow I ended up with Ryan Anderson on draft night even though I ranked him as low as I could. Now it’s definitely time to trade him. Would you trade him for a guy like Carroll or Jones, even though they’ve both started off terribly? I had Jones ranked top 60, but now that he’s not even starting I’m kind of scared of him. Who would you want to own most out of Carroll, Jones and Anderson, and what are other guys I should try to target with Anderson? Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Andrew Ringer: Haha funny when that happens, like me getting Rose in a league… I’m a little scared of Jones right now too, I think I’d own him #1 still of the 3 though, with Carroll 2 and Ryno still 3, thinking of ROS. But trading now, I’d shoot a little higher. Anyone drafted top 50 is probably fair game in the 40-50 range. Maybe a buy low on Noel works?

  51. Dante Green says:
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    Drop Agordon (or Colly) for Dieng long term? Haha

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      @Dante Green:
      Also got Hood, Tjones and Jparker! Damn.
      Picked up Capella the other day for Jokic, btw

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      @Dante Green:
      And he’s goneee… Hah. Anyway, Tchandler and Lawson were just dropped. What is the likelihood of these two (or one of em) turning things around? Still possible or nah?

      Agordon, Collison, Tjones, Jparker, Hood – amongst these five, only Hood is averaging at least 30 mins of court time. Tjones is just horrible in his what, last 5? 4? But I’m still holding. And do we really think the twin tower frontcourt experiment of Capela and Howard will stick?

      It just sucks that Agordon is playing behind Frye, and now Nicholson? Agordon seems like the 4th (or prolly the 5th just like earlier) guy off the bench. My patience is paper thin.

      Mleonard is also available for pick up, should I? I need a guy who has steady minutes of 30. Damn

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Dante Green: Ummm, well def like the Capela add, I think I’m holding off from Dieng, still not a ton of mins. Ah got your last one there, it’s possible for both, but not touching right now. I dunno if that FT% drain front court can last, so yeah def holding Tjones. Meh, Leonard is boring to me, I think I’d leave him

        • Dante Green says:
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          @JB Gilpin:
          Yea thanks bud! I moved a place higher! Hah my team is starting to have an identity, loving Wiggin’s d-stats, he’s coming around.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Dante Green: Nice work man! Yup Wiggins is starting to work out, I hope it keeps getting better!

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