We’re back from the weekend, and the Razzball Hoops Pod recaps news and notes from the weekend including a new nickname for Kristaps Porzingis (sing along with us!) and the Markieff Morris drama, play another edition of Can We Make Slim Look Stupid, and wrap up previewing tonight’s games with  our 30-Point Challenge picks (Commenters – as we mention on the pod, please share your picks below!  Winners will make it on the Standings Page!).

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  1. Eddie Rooskie says:
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    I’m just gonna go ahead and call him Trevor Book of Mormon since everyone in my league thinks he’s the second coming or something biblical.

    I also feel like the unhealthy obsession with Meyers has to do with the fact that he’s a big man who can shoot 3’s (sometimes), who we’ve seen upside from in the preseason, and he’s playing on a team that allows someone like CJ McCollum to shoot 20 shots per game. Theres potential there but we’ve yet to see how much.

    I know you’re not a big fan of Jabari but how do you feel about his recent play with the minutes he’s been given and do you think it’s just the natural progression of returning from an injury?

    Same with Parsons who I also have.. Is he gonna reach his draft rank once he gets the minutes?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Eddie Rooskie: Hah that’s a good one, being in Utah and all! Yeah, Meyers just HAS to shoot a better 3pt% moving forward. If he does that and a little more across the board it could look better.

      Jabari seems to have some STL BLK that I dunno if I buy to this level right now, but liking the FT game, getting more aggressive. More optimistic for Parsons for sure

  2. Jeremy says:
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    HAHA! POSION GEESE!

    My pick for 30 poins : brook lopez

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jeremy: Haha it’s just too funny… Sounds good!

  3. Good STUFF says:
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    Still undecided on the Poison Goose/Hayward for PG/Dragic trade in a dynasty league..
    PG is currently top 10, you guys firmly believe Porzingis will be close to that next year?
    My current potential keepers would be Harden, Porzingis, Hayward, Oladipo, and maybe Kemba?
    Or would Harden, PG, Oladipo look better? Problem is I don’t think Oladipo is worth a 3rd round keeper, same goes with Hayward (feel like he peaked with the rise of other players on the Jazz)

    Another option is to shop Hayward and Oladipo for a good 2nd round keeper to go with Harden and Porzingis, who is a good choice?

    Thanks as always!
    My 30 point pick: Hayward

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Good STUFF: Firmly? Absolutely not, and I dunno if he ever quite gets to top 10. but he’s sooooooooo much younger, and Hayward is well over Dragic which is my kicker. I’d probably look to deal Hayward/Oladipo first, Porzingis is such a good pair with Harden

      • Good STUFF says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah that’s probably my plan as well, who do you think is a good target for Hayward/Oladipo though? Thanks again!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Good STUFF: Hmmm 2nd round keeper… I think a wing to give you a nice threesome haha. Kawhi?

  4. Joe says:
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    Has enough of the shiny polish worn off on Zaza that he’s drop worth in 10-teamers? Also, are any of Avery Bradley, Duchess, or Batum sell highs?

    My team in a 10-team H2H 9-cat: Wall, Teague, Bradley, Middleton, Batum, Covington, Durant, Goose, Bosh, Zaza, Gobert

    FA: Gortat, P-Bev, E.Davis, Parker, Mirza,

    • Joe says:
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      @Joe:

      Porter, Len, Leuer, and LaVine also FAs.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Joe: Hmmmmm, it’s close for sure on Zaza. Bradley is probably the biggest sell high, but still like him. Def grabbing Gortat for Zaza though

  5. Ray says:
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    Who do you think is better ROS in a points league, DeMarre or Porter? Thanks, JB!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ray: I’ll lean Carroll there. Any time!

  6. jdubs says:
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    Please keep the Poison Geese song as your outtro for the rest of the season haha!

    I’m in love with the RoCo as much as anyone, but I’m just wondering what you think I should expect out of him for the rest of the season. yahoo says he’s been around top 50 the past 7 days, but that includes two games with five threes and a FG% almost at .500 …. Should I be expecting this type of production ROS? I was thinking of packaging him up with Reke and going for a big man like Cousins (with Gobert sitting on my bench for a while), what do you think?

    Thanks for the podcast as always! My 30 pt challenge pick: Thaddeus Young

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      @jdubs: Not panicking on tyreke of course, I think he’s going to be fine after putting up a stinker yesterday but if I have a chance to make a move on a top 10 player I think it’s worth shooting a proposal out there yaknow?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @jdubs: Hahahaha, it is damn catchy! We’ll work it in here and there 🙂

        I actually think so – but that is when all is normal. Sixers could start tinkering really bad, and any minor injury thing and they’ll sit him a ton. Defffff would get Cousins at that price though.

        Whoa – Thad the Impaler! Would be awesome if that hit!

  7. I'm Harden for your love says:
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    Haven’t heard you guys mention CP3’s underwhelming value for sometime and was wondering where you think he lands in production and time missed. If he stays healthy you think he’s gunna turn it on for the second half specially with how tight the West Conf is looking again?

    • I'm Harden for your love says:
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      @I’m Harden for your love:

      oh and for the 30pt challenge I gotta go with Paul George against GSW tonight. The fg% might not look pretty but its gunna be a 3pt BONZA

      Hey also since you no longer do the guess the Kobe line how about guess Currys Fury line?

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @I’m Harden for your love: The challenge is that you can’t pick any of the top 10 scorers. PG13 is currently tied for 3rd with Durant.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @I’m Harden for your love: @Slim: We actually did mention it on today’s pod… At least pretty sure we did! It was early… I think it was about concern for DNPs/age.

          Yeah you gotta go outside NBA top 10 scorers, what makes it hard 🙂

          Well, it’s tough to track the players guesses haha… We might make one again one day but I like commenter 30 pt challenge picks more 🙂

  8. The Gintern says:
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    Good stuff as always JB and Slim! Not sure how I hadn’t seen the Porzingis rap video yet but that is GOLD. Gimme Dipo for 30, I guess I shouldn’t just pick Hayward every week…

    Quick waiver question if you don’t mind: 16 team 9cat roto, which turns into h2h playoffs for the last 3 weeks. Weekly FAAB, currently sitting in second but looking super weak in assists (hence the wroten add last week, gave up manu). Should I drop any of Booker, Powell, Lin, Wroten for Pbev, Leuer, Felton, Cody Zeller, Len, Gary Neal, or Jared Dudley? Rest of my team is:

    PG Your boy CJ, LaVine, Colly
    SG Redick, Korver
    SF DeMarre, Lord Covington
    PF Favors, Duncan
    C Gortat, Vala

    Thanks dudes!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @The Gintern: Beverley must be owned. He was a monster last week and I think the coaching change might have done him some good. P-Bev for Wroten immediately. I’m probably siding with Leuer over Powell too. Even Felton over Lin. Last one is debatable but I’ve been disappointed with Lins mins where as Felton is playable now.

      I didn’t see the video until it was posted in the comments from an ESPN commercial. And yeah all jokes aside, that ish is straight fire!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @The Gintern: @Slim: Haha yeah that vid is awesoome… Oladipo was someone I thought about! Hate the bench role though…

        Yeah def Pbev over Wroten. Wowwwwww look at Slim buying Felton! I like Zeller over Powell even if it’s only medium term then Leuer over Lin. Then if Zeller disappears, you still have a nice PF and maybe a new PG emerges

        • the gintern says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Cool, appreciate it fellas! Yeah, figured the Nugs defense is pretty bad so worth a shot, I’m sure I’ll learn my lesson trying to count on Skiles to give guys minutes…… Gonna put in bids for Beverley and Leuer then Zeller in that order I think, I got Lin last in the draft by accident (ran out of time, nobody else bid) and was pissed, but then he started off the season pretty well so I have a soft spot for him. Also because of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXS4iIQrmGs

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @the gintern: Hah well Dipo was kinda close! Hahahaha that vid is pretty awesome

  9. JG

    kw says:
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    great podcast again guys!

    Gonna go with Slim—Hayward for 30 pt challenge.

    Once someone actually masters this maybe also do a Daily Fantasy Beast Challenge–assign categorical points and tally.

    • JG

      kw says:
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      @kw: oh and I think Dragic is Slovenian..i think i remember watching one of the Slovenian national team’s games a couple of yrs ago.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @kw: Thanks man! Ah, Hayward coming up short, but not my boy! Hah we will explore maybe some other games, but nothing has come naturally yet. And yeah, that seems right for Dragic… As you know, we don’t fact check much haha

  10. dom says:
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    I’m tempted to drop G Dieng in my 10 team to stream Kofos tonight as I have a ton of big man depth and my opponent jumped out to an early lead in REB, but I should probably hold? I’m curious to see how M Leonard plays tonight as he’s currently the last guy on my roster/my stream spot.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dom: Ah sorry i missed ya, yeah I have no marriage with Dieng still, and Kouf is bleh. Leonard is even more blah he can go too haha

  11. AT says:
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    Hi guys! Got offered Monroe for CJ McColum or Avery in a 8cat H2H 10 team league. Any thoughts in terms of actual value going forward?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AT: Man, if you need a big I’m def taking Monroe! wow, I think I might give up on Bradley first, McCollum’s TO going away in 8cat helps him

  12. Viz

    Viz says:
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    Great stuff as always guys. Your colleague from the hockey department is taking a different Jazz man for the 30 point challenge; give me Favors. My man is playing 40 minutes right now with Gobert out and with a super high over under for a Jazz game (206), he should have the opportunity.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Viz: Thanks man, thanks for visiting our silly dept! Favors was def a strong pick the way he’s playing, but only JB wins last night!

  13. JG

    kw says:
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    JB/Slim: Not going to be an overnight turnaround but Colangelo hiring in Philly gotta be positive right? Maybe they trade away some of the young guns for some veteran leadership? I guess based on where the organization is, not that hard to get incrementally better 😀

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @kw: Hah, well you’d think so! one more first-round pick and you gotta hope it start working.

  14. Rob says:
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    Will Barton for that 30-point challenge

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rob: Close! Usually if a guy scores 31% of the team’s points, it’s going to be a 30 pter!

  15. Dante Green says:
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    POISON GEESEEE! Hah. Damn these rookies been really playing well this season. I hope Dbook’s role with the Suns grows as the season progresses!

    I’m excited for Larkin today! Hah. I personally won’t be expecting anything special, but if he somehow plays around 27-29 mins with good stats then I think I’ll hold!! Hah

    How much longer will Aljef be sidelined again? Dropped Czeller yesterday for Lark, and fortunately nobody’s still picking him up!

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      @Dante Green:
      Jeez, Tjones was like the fourth guy to come off the bench, Bickerstaf clearly hates him. God, the coach has no clue to whatsoever he is doing. Smh I’m giving Tjones until tomorrow, if his role is just second fiddle to guys like Capela I’m really moving on

      4 mins into the game Ariza hurts his back, oh boy. Gobert and Carroll are gone, and now Ariza is in danger of missing time too? My season couldn’t get more uglier

      Dropped Larkin for Bogda. Hah

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        @Dante Green: Yeah, rookie class was so underrated coming into the yr! Ugh, Larkin… Not what we hoped.

        Another 1-2 weeks for Big Al, I’ll guess closer to the 2. Def trying to get Zeller back!

        I hattttttte the Rockets! they deserved to lose to the horrible Nets

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          @JB Gilpin:

          I just did! Dropped Mleonard for him. That portland frontcourt rotation is a pain in the butt hah. Would you drop Colly for danny green?

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Dante Green: Noice! Love the move. Yikes, yeah Green has been awful. I like getting Colly there

  16. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    I’m watching the IND/GS game and holy cow! The Warriors have 102 points with over 3 minutes left in the 3rd quarter. I wonder if the Pacers are reconsidering this run, run, run philosophy, ha-ha. These guys are unbelievable aren’t they?

    • Lasandro says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: After all that guff PG was going on about playing the 4, earlier in the season, Vogel is looking like a damn genius right now and is a bit of a dark horse for Coach of the Year, IMO

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        @A Hill O’ Beans: @Lasandro: Yeah I watched most of that game too! That run to end the first qtr… Nuts. Pacers pace is crazy, wrong team to stick to their guns against haha.

  17. mark says:
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    12 person 9 cat h2h. is capella worth a hold. or should i just stream his spot. currently sitting at 8th and i also have tjones. so its becoming tough to hold both.

    • mark says:
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      @mark: short term waiver adds include: teletovic, bogdanovic, ed davis.

      • Mark says:
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        @mark: cassipi is also out there

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Mark: Probably streaming… Yeah too annoying to hold both. Casspi is looking like a nice option right now

  18. Andrew Ringer says:
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    You guys dropping T Jones or Danny Green in 10ers for streamers?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Andrew Ringer: Jones yes, Green… Ugh, maybe. Jones first through

  19. Lasandro says:
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    Still tossing up who to pick up between Booker and Zeller for the next week or two. Booker surely won’t be coming off the bench in the near future right? He’s so active out there. Man he got fouled on a dunk attempt in the 3rd quarter – dude looked like Shawn Kemp, cocking that ball back a little! Zeller will surely score more but brds and blks?

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: Also, POISON GOOOOOOOOSE! Also also, as the biggest Eddie Murphy fan I know, I praise you for mentioning Trading Places on today’s pod. My 2nd fav EM movie behind Coming To America (mostly for sentimental reasons.. Trading is a better movie overall).

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: I’m sticking with Zeller. I think Utah stubbornly wants to play Lyles to start, so yeah, I think Bookworm is gonna be 27-30 mins off bench, but that’s not going to kill him.

        Haha thanks! Yeah Trading Places is my pick, CTA isn’t far off though!

  20. Fitz says:
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    Hey Man! I’m holding on to both T. Jones and Capela, but C. Zeller is on the wire. Should I pick him up? Gah. Who do I drop??? Stressful indeed. Haha

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fitz: Hah yeah that’s been a tough one with those two, I’m swapping Capela out for CZell

  21. JD says:
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    I’m in a 16team 9cat H2H league. My team is weak in assists so I’m planning to propose a trade to give up my Alec Burks for his Elfrid Payton. Is this a good trade?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JD: Yeah for sure! Be surprised if he took it, but I def like Elfrid!

  22. Lasandro says:
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    Is Felton worth a short term pickup in all leagues? His ASTs and stls, along with the heavy mins, are producing nice statlines. He, Mayo, Calderon or J Johnson for ASTs and supporting stats. I’d add Colli in that list but what’s with the absolute dud he put up yesterday??

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Lasandro: Nah, not all leagues, JJ Barea and D Harris missing time, plus Parsons still coming along slow has helped. I’d probably stick with the boring J Johnson, Mayo over Felton too. Ohhhhh Collison, he’s right there with Johnson, I’m taking Colly #1

  23. hanns says:
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    what is the original song?

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