We’re back with another edition of the Razzball Hoops Pod, and today’s show is all about scoring! Don’t worry, we don’t couple that with Kyle O’Quinn’s initials this time… We recap the big games from Klay Thompson, John Wall, and Lou Williams, plus go through a few other addable candidates off your wire. We then preview tonight’s games with a SPECIAL GIVEAWAY (be sure to listen and check out the free prize!), make our 30-point challenge picks, then wrap up the week at the movies with our first Fantasy Movie League update.

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  1. hamtime says:
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    1. I dropped troy daniels for jamal murray. it hurt a little, but murray played well and seems to be trending up again. seems like a more season long type guy. please make me feel better haha (16m)

    2. trade my d’angelo + markieff for wesmat + jokic? (16m)

    3. what do i do with danny green. is he droppable for dekker? crabbe? or hold (14m)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hamtime: 1. Eh, I mean it’s closer, benching Mudiay helped the run last night. I hate the Malone rotations though. Murray def has more ROS upside though! 2. Nahhhh I prob wouldn’t 3. Sure, you can stream his spot. Crabbe would be my pick for now since they play tonight

  2. Wen says:
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    My guess for Wade’s line:
    20 pts, 5 reb, 5 ast

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wen: I like it!

      • Wen says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Haha nice, first guess gets it right!! I was thinking between 20-5-5 and 18-5-5, but went with my first instinct. Maybe I should trade for Wade lol

    • Lasandro says:
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      @Wen @JB Gilpin: Holy crap, right on the money! You stole the Sports Almanac from Back to the Future 2, didn’t you?

      Go play the lotto!!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Wen: @Lasandro: Whoa, awesome work, congrats! I’m going to shoot you an email to what you use as your commenter email to get your address and send over for your free copy! Nice job!

  3. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    I’ll go with KAT for 30.

    Westworld season 2 won’t be on until 2018.

    Also a pretty good movie to check out is “Hell or High Water” starring Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Jeff Bridges.

    • Lasandro says:
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      @TheMuppetManiac @JB Gilpin: Honestly, I’ve got no issue that Nolan and the Westworld crew are taking the time to formulate another great season of TV. There’s plenty of other fantastic shows coming out next year to keep us entertained til then (see: The Leftovers). I haven’t been as excited for a season 2 since.. hell, I don’t know. Perhaps since the first seasons of The Leftovers and GoT.

      Im pumped to watch Hell or High Water. PUUUUUMPED!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @TheMuppetManiac: KAT let me down last time! Damn that’s a long wait for Westworld… I def wanted to see that!

        @Lasandro: Leftovers is GREAT! I think I mentioned on the show over the Summer I really like that show. Theroux is wayyyyy underrated as an actor. That one where he goes “to the other side” and is an assassin – so good!

      • Lasandro says:
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        @jb gilpin: as a fan of acting, I damn near had to be restrained a la Doc Rivers when the Emmy nominations came out earlier this year and he wasn’t even on the friggin shortlist of actor nominations! Wtf are these people watching? I’ve been obsessed with Theroux ever since. Didn’t know he’s had such an extensive career as a writer and producer, more so than an actor. Hell, he even wrote zoolander! At the law firm I worked at earlier in the year back in Vietnam, my boss told me about how theroux’s dad heads up the office in Beijing and that he met justin several times as a teen. Pretty cool.

        Season 2 of the leftovers is possibly one of the best seasons of tv I’ve seen. And I’ve seen plenty.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: Yeah that show is wayyyy under the radar. I keep seeing it on best of lists of “shows you’re not watching, but should” sort of lists.

          Whoa that is very cool! Yeah he and Stiller are tight buds. He’s actually the evil DJ in Zoolander too! He wrote Tropic Thunder as well.

          I was surprised when season 2 went beyond the book they were able to keep it so good. Complete opposite of Wayward Pines, which was ATROCIOUS

  4. Lasandro says:
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    Woah that’s a lot of pressure on me @JB Gilpin! But yeah, Patty is super approachable. I bet that he’d still recognize me if we ran into each other, after all these years. Dude is as friendly as you could possibly imagine, considering that he’s a pro athlete. I told ya a couple of years ago, but he’d be so into being interviewed on your pod. You should try and reach out to him the way y’all did with Van Exel. And yeah, meeting Gorgui this year was just insane. Whatever he was wearing, sht smelled goooood 😉

    Speaking of, I’m needing some bigger popcorn stats from Choo Choo, a la Gortat, or even Booker. Do I try to flip him for either of those? Or package him with an insane Barton for a guy like Rudy or thereabouts? I dont like the notion of trading away Barton, but you and @Slim seem SO certain that when Harris returns, he’s the one that’ll suffer the most. I just don’t buy it. Look at yesterday’s game – only he and Wilson are impervious to those rotations. Hm.. do I perhaps trade Barton for Wilson, anticipating that Chandler is gonna continue getting these heavy mins at either one of the three positions? I actually think he will.

    Still thinkin Henson over JaMychal? I just dont trust that I’d get the rebounding numbers I want outta Muppet. JaMychal will blk every now and then but those brd numbers with nice FT% is pretty special. Maybe I should try and flip HIM with Barton for a good big a la Marcin. Any other targets that won’t kill my FT%?

    How dare you call Otto a scrub! Such a metrics-ist.

    Gimme Lavine for 30! (just sayin)

    Flash for 18/3/4

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Hah well Van Exel was a contact of a contact, you need to hit me up with patty’s contact info! Haha.

      Nahhhhh keep riding that Gorgui Train! I don’t mind + Barton for Rudy though. I just dunno how they’re gonna fit Barton in with Harris back with so many mouthgs to feed!

      Nah, Green for sure. I got upside allured. But I don’t think ROS they’ll be that far apart. I do like selling Green high though. Hah I was just clowning the metrics-friendly guys getting ranked with the elite guys…

      Good guesses!

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: SOOO close with Lavine, damn it!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: It’s a brutal game! But I would been happy either way for my REL team… I need a strong weekend!

  5. Connor says:
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    Lemme get Wiggins for 30 back in Canada! Hopefully Mike Malone changes his rotations after the bench carried that team last night

    • Connor says:
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      @Connor: I’ll say 22-7-7 for Dwade

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Connor: Man, got LaVine, Wiggins, AND Towns as guesses already haha. Nice D Wade guess, thanks for playing!

  6. Nicksk says:
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    klay for 30!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nicksk: He’s hot right now!

  7. Kostas says:
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    Fun podcast as usual congrats guys! I need your advice for my 11 man roto league.I;m thinking of offering my Kyrie,Oladipo and Luminescent Lithuanian for Butler+Porzingis+maybe fournier or whoever he drops…your thoughts?I think Valanciunas may be overkill….

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kostas: It’s really close, yeah JV is good in Roto. I think I like the 2 for 2, it’s really even but I narrowly like your side

  8. giantsFTW says:
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    Hayward for 30 again. He let me down with 28 on Tuesday!

    Wade with a solid 17/4/5 line

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @giantsFTW: Hah yeah that was sooooo close. Thanks for playing the Wade game!

      • giantsFTW says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Maaaan u better call them the Utah Injurazz. Hill out. Hood out. Favors out. Now Hayward out. Hope your rulebook lets me pick a standin in this case. Jazz it be, so why not Gobert for 30/15 😀

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @giantsFTW: Damn yeah, didn’t see he aggravated it. Yikes! And yeah of course, you can change any time before tip 🙂

  9. Dusty says:
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    So many better option but I’ll make this easy and take Wade in the 30, 32 points, 4 boards, 2 assists.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dusty: Hah cool, double dipping, I like it! Could be an epic call!

  10. Pbomb says:
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    KAT for the 30-point challenge

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pbomb: Nice, so many Wolves!

  11. FHRITP says:
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    Zach Lavine for 30 pt challenge

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @FHRITP: See comment above!

  12. Jeremy says:
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    Either of these trades look good?

    Hassan for brook lopez and Teague

    Hassan and giannis for curry Dwight and Derrick rose?

    Need more assists and steals and 3s. Can give up birds and blocks so kind of leaning the first one maybe

    • Jeremy says:
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      @Jeremy: whoops sorry didn’t see ur reply in the other thread. Yeah giannis and Hassan is a lot t give up

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Jeremy: All good! Slim is selling me on selling off Hassan high. First one I think I’m actually OK with given needs!

  13. Big Red says:
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    D Wade for 22-4-5!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Big Red: Nice I like it!

  14. The Gintern says:
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    Haha I did the same thing with Wade’s ESPN page a few minutes earl– wait, I mean a few months earlier, before the Razzball player pages came out…duh!

    Let’s do this, CJ for 30!

    And for DWade let’s go: 21 points, 6 boards, 3 dimes

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Gintern: Hah good point! Well I was looking at that ESPN top 10 scorers that I like on the 30 pt challenge page, and yeah, shouldn’t have clicked the link 🙂

      Me n you man, let’s do this Cj! And nice Dwyane guess!

  15. jdubs says:
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    Gotta go with Mccollum for 30 as well!

    Havent’ had a chance to listen to the podcast but I’ll take a shot at predicting wade’s night: it’s a stinker. 14 points, 5 boards, 5 dimes

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jdubs: Yessir, let’s go CJ!

      Yeah i went lower than most guesses too, #Kawhi D! Although Kawhi might be on Butler… Hah we’ll see!

  16. Twangus says:
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    Wade – 17/4/4

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      @Twangus: What happens if no one gets it exactly right? Do we keep playing this game with diff players until someone gets it right on the money?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Twangus: Nah it goes to whoever is closest, just doing this the one time. Thanks for playing, good luck!

  17. Slim

    Slim says:
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    Do I get an injury exemption? Let’s see… I’ll go… Joe Ingles! I assume you will give me a point if he somehow does it.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slim: I didn’t get one with the Dirk DNP! I think it’s locked in when you pick it haha. But fine, I’ll give you Ingles

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @JB Gilpin: So close. Career high 21. Dang it.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slim: Haha Cj McCuiq3rhwirirjrk2wrekuuuughhhhhhollmmm was on his way! Ugh

  18. Jesse says:
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    I was offered Marc Gasol for my Batum. On the surface, Gasol has better numbers across the board ever since conley went down. And even when Conley comes back, will prob be on a strict minutes limit.

    The worry is that Gasol goes down eventually too. Worth the risk?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jesse: Yeah I think so, Gasol has had bigger injuries, but not like Batum hasn’t had his share of nagging little things

  19. Niko-Cola Kevin says:
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    Wall for 30

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Niko-Cola Kevin: Ugh, had a feeling he might have a dropoff haha

  20. Viz

    Viz says:
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    I’ll go with 15/3/6 for Wade and give me Wall for a back to back 30

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Viz: Wall really didn’t have it after the epic game hah

  21. JG

    JG says:
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    2 mins before the game, i’m going for CJ McCollum

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JG: Looked like we mighta gotten it at first! Did the Fournier cool off haha

      • JG

        JG says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Ugh…and I had Gasol as my primary option against a horrible POR team against centers as per article.

        Saw the inj report late afternoon/early evening then didn’t get to see last report prior to tip off as I didn’t have reception. lol

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JG: Hah damn, yeah Gasol had a monster game that one

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