Look, I’m only human.  I have urges.  I can’t help the way my brain chemistry works.  I try my best to fight it, to stay logical, to be sure and stay wrapped up…  But I can get caught in the rookie nookie like anyone!

After a DNP-CD on opening night, of course I was a little worried about Myles Turner‘s role with the Pacers moving forward, especially after being so high in the green with his rank that Ruby Rhod was even speechless….  He did have a little bit of a bum ankle Wednesday night, but dressed for the game and didn’t get off the bench.  And last night, I had this huge emission of relief when I saw Turner get into the game in the first wave of subs in the 1st quarter.  It felt like a sneeze only better!  Then that feeling of a sneeze turned into an epic euphoric trip that was slightly reminiscent of a KCP-high.  Turner looked absolutely unbelievable, well beyond the numbers on the stat sheet.  His line ended up 4-6 FG (0-2 FT) 8/4/0/2/1 in 18 minutes with 4 fouls, so it wasn’t exactly a flashy debut on paper.  But he’s a better FT shooter, a few fouls were ticky-tacky as the refs were calling it tight all night, and he is his own offense.  Was hitting jumpers from deep mid-range in isolation, had no hesitation, looked 100% confident and in control, and had a second monster block called off due to a baby nudge right before it went up.  He was the #1 option with the second unit, and while Ian Mahinmi is playing well (11/9 with a block last night – maintaining usability), I think Turner could easily fit with the starters.  They want to push the NBA lead for pace, he can hit quick jumpers, and is big and fundamental enough to man the paint, both on O and D.  Dude is biggggggg.  Listed at 240, but ain’t no way!  I’m 240 and 6’7, and he looks way bigger than me with 4 inches!  Jordan Hill started last night for the matchup against the big Grizzlies, but didn’t look special at all.  There will still be some easing in, but Turner should leap frog Hill sooner than later, and play C minutes down the stretch if there’s worries about Mahinmi’s FT shooting.  The line didn’t jump off the page unlike his play that jumped off the screen, so now is the time to shoot the buy lows and hope Turner’s owners didn’t see the debut.  Here’s what else happened last night in fantasy basketball action:

Rodney Stuckey – Looked solid out there in 25:31 bench minutes, edging out Monta Ellis to end the first half.  Brought some energy and had a 9/4/5/1/1 line.  Interesting to see the Pacers run only 3 gaurds.  Joe Young gets a DNP.  Not Mighty.

Paul George Tied Stuckey for a team-lead 5 assists.  Twice now he’s led the Pacers in dimes to start the year.  And yet again he shot an awful 5-15 FG.  Everything else is looking nice though!

Monta Ellis – Officially a tad worried.  Just doesn’t seem to have the involvement in the offense as he has the past decade on his other stops.  Still looks fast and hit a trey towards the end off a bad shooting night, but very blah.  It’ll get better, but I don’t know if it’s to vintage-Ellis better.

C.J. Miles Didn’t start as the Pacers wanted to play bigger for the matchup, but still played 21 minutes and scored 18 with 4 treys.  ThrAGNOF!

Marc Gasol 20/8/3/0/1 with no TO and hit some pivotal jumpers late.  This just in!  The Grizzlies are a lot better than that 30-point shellacking by the Cavs…

Tony Allen – StealNOF!  Hah, if you started weak in steals hopefully you pondered an Allen stream, as he had 4 swipes.

Jeff Green Bumped from the starting 5 for Allen, because the Grizz knew guarding PG13 would be too hard.  Hit 5-6 shots and had a nice multi-cat (12/3/3/1/1 with 2 3PTM), but it’s still pretty yawnstipating.

Mike Conley Somebody just got back from Amsterdam, because Conley got a dimebag!  13/4/10/2/0 with 4 TO, for a nice bounceback night for a guy I was a little worried about heading into the year.

Jeff Teague Quieted the “Dennis Schroder outplayed him” narrative.  23/4/8/1/0 on 7-12 shooting with 9-10 FT.  Schrodes still looked good too, going 12/1/2 on 6-11 shooting in 18 minutes.  Hit another trey as well, which is a great addition to his game.  Teague looks fine where you got him, Schrodes still looks good as a last roster guy in 12ers.

Paul Millsap Rough night from the field and at the stripe (3-11 FG 4-8 FT), but made up with it with 5 steals on a 11/11/5/5/0 line.  That’s what elite guys do – they struggle shooting, they chip in somewhere else!

Al Horford Big Al going Big Deep!  21/9/1/2/3 in a near rainbow, and hit another 2 treys giving him 3 on the year.  He’s averaging 1.5 in obviously a small sample, but he’s hit 21 treys IN HIS CAREER up until this season.  If he adds more than 0.5 a game to his line, it’s going to be mad dangerous.  I saw a comment saying they thought I was a little low on Horford, but luckily I barely made it in the grey…  I have a feeling we see a top-20 season pretty easily if the treys keep up.

Kyle KorverAfter gloating I thought he’d start slow, had a nice 15/7/2/1/0 line on 6-8 FG (3-5 3PTM).  When I said in my ranks I thought he’d start slow, I meant only in the opener!

Carmelo Anthony Like my clowning of Rodney Hood yesterday, after missing 6 treys, what made you think the 7th was going in?!  25/7/3/3/0 in a nice showing, but 0-7 from deep sunk his FG to 10-27.

Robin Lopez He’s so baddddddddd!!!!  5 TO?!  What is he doing even touching the ball 5 times?!??!?!  But seriously, had a pretty good game.  18/4/1/0/1/ on 8-11 FG with the black eye of those 5 TO.  Wait, 11 FGA?!  That was second on the Knicks to Melo?!?!?!?  What in the hell are they doing?!?!?!

Kristaps Porzingis Up to 26 minutes already!  Also had the TO bug (4), but otherwise pretty solid again for 10/8/0/3/1.

Jose Calderon Ay dios mio!  I though it would be unsexy but usable, but it turned out to be unsexy and so unusable the he might get Nate Robinson treatment.  At least for any of your 12/14 team leagues, give him the ol’ waive!

Jerian Grant I dunno if he gets the “starting” job any time soon, but back-to-back games with a lot more minutes, and I’ll take a flier on the rook over Jose Pooperon.  5/6/7/0/0, but love those dimes!  Both are still outside of 12er must-own.

Kyle O’Quinn If Rolo is going to keep turning it over like a center version of Emmanuel Mudiay, maybe he will get enough mins!  10/10/3/1/1 on 5-9 shooting in a solid 22 minutes.  I dunno if this pace keeps up, especially in bench minutes, but he’s right on the periphery of 12ers.

Derrick Williams – Yeah, 9 Pts and not much else, I imagine he’s leading the most dropped list today…

Dirk Nowitzki Another solid performance in another low-minutes game, although it’s been two blowouts for the Mavs – one for and one against.  16/7/2/1/0 with a trey.  If he stays healthy all year and sticks at this pace, he’ll end up a discount!

J.J. Barea Ended up the better stream over Raymond Felton, and luckily I used more Barea in some RCLs.  12/1/9 with two treys, while Felton battled TO and a cold stroke for 4/1/4/1/0.  Felton thought I said cold stone, and is rushing for ice cream before finishing the article…  It doesn’t sound like Deron Williams‘ injury is too serious, but it is Deron Williams.  That’d be like saying for any other player, “his leg amputation isn’t serious.”  (Dude – I wrote that, then at 3:14 AM we get news they’re calling it a true “knee sprain” and he doesn’t have a timetable.  Way to make my joke right before people could read it!)

John Jenkins After playing 3:39 in the opener, Wesley Matthews sat on the back-to-back and Jenkins got stretched out for 35:18.  8-16 FG for 17/6/3/0/0 but missed all of his treys (0-4).  ThrAGNOF that kinda worked even without the Thrag!

Justin Anderson Had some early preseason buzz, but looked pretty rookie-ish out there.  2-8 FG, but filled out some junk time with OK multi-cat stats and a 5/6/1/1/1 line.  2 TO as well in 18 minutes though, and had a couple straight bricks.  Pretty blah.

Blake Griffin Way to shit the bed, Mavs!  Was killing it, but ended up at only 26 Pts due to only playing 27 minutes!  I thought I had the first point on the Slim vs. JB 30-Point Challenge board, but alas, it remains scoreless.  26/10/2/1/1 for Griffin, as the Clips continue to do Clip things.

DeAndre Jordan It’s tough to know if the minutes would’ve been cut had this game stayed close, but only 26 last night.  Averaging right at 26:30 through two games, after back-to-back 34+ minute seasons.  Given the stats have been just fine (6/15 with 4 blocks last night), but they hacked-a-DeAndre at the end of the first half and he did his normal 2-8 FT.  Looks phenomenal in every other aspect, but those minutes are going to go way down, and the FT volume way up!

Josh Smith – Also had a few hack-a-Smoove trips, hitting 3-6 of his FT.  5/6/1/0/2, no treys… the blocks are nice but it’s not worth the FT drain.

Chris Paul Only 5 dimes, but only 24 minutes.  Mavs got killed in a monster 3rd quarter.  I wish Paul had less cache and I could annoy people with some buy lows…

Andrew Wiggins I hope it’s not a skapegoat injury, but apparently played through upper back spasms in the opener, “explaining” his lethargy.  Yo Wiggy, I have a lot invested in you, I’ll massage that shizz right out!

Festus Ezeli – As I mentioned yesterday and on the Pod, Andrew Bogut got stitches in his head and is expected to miss two games, which could be a Festivus.  Friday is a pretty full slate, but for some stream blocking, Ezeli and the Warriors play the awful-and-injured-everywhere Pelicans Saturday in what could be a very saucy matchup.  A remoulade sauce!

 

I hope everyone is having a nice start to their 15-16 campaign, and I’ll be back Monday morning with the weekend daily notes and a weekly planner pointing out good streamers who play on light schedule days.  Hopefully it will be a helpful new addition!  I’m going for polar opposite of Nate Robinson for the Pelicans…  Oh man, I’m gonna clown that/myself all year!  Stupid Nate Robinson…

 

  1. Slimbo says:
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    In a 8 team keeper where we keep 8

    My buddy wants okafor from me, he offered turner and a 4th…thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slimbo: Whats the format? If 9cat + FT% yeah definitely give me Turner! If 8cat or no FT% it’s a lot closer, but prob still taking it

      • Slimbo says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        It’s H2H 9 cat Plus ft%

        Guess I’m pulling the trigger!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slimbo: Cool , yeah def going Turner!

          • Slimbo says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            As I was about to hit accept got a new offer from someone else..Guy offered me zinger and a 2nd round pick for him

            Thoughts?

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Slimbo: wow off a bad game too… With 8 keepers porzimgis could be a keeper for a decade and a better pick, like this new one better!

  2. Melo says:
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    I have McCollum on my team, and eveeeeeeeerbody keeps telling that the wise thing to do is sell high, but how high?? In whic range should I aim? Should I go for Monta for him, maybe even more like Wiggins?
    This is my team:
    Lillard,Bledsoe,Knight,McCollum
    Hayward,Tobias Harris, Covington, Aminu
    Draymond Green, Favors
    Monroe, Brook Lopez, Al Jeffersom

    And is it a smart thing to own 3 players from the same team? I was considering droping Aminu, but it’ a little bit to early to judge.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Melo: Hah yeah yesterday I said CJ owners should legit try for Wiggins, and I’m 100% for that. The Monta one… Eesh I dunno, I am not liking how the Pacers use him. I don’t worry too much about team ownership, but I’m not a big Aminu fan, if someone comes off the wire he can go

  3. Fitz says:
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    Awesome article as usual man! Now after reading that first part, I’m NEVER going to let go of Myles Turner! He’ll be too fun to watch and own this year! Woohoo!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fitz: Thanks man! Figured I’d try some trade offers before this went live 🙂

  4. Erik Capoccetta says:
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    Wow man, I’m really excited to read this blog-post and seeing that you had the same sensations as me. I stayed up over night (yes we do this for NBA in Italy XD) to watch the game with the hope of seeing Myles in action and……it was worth it!!
    Despite the under-the-radar line, which won’t get the attention of the most, he was amazingly comfortable on the court and has a huge potential with his game both on O and D.
    I’m really happy to have him in my roster, it will be an amazing season to watch and own him!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Erik Capoccetta: Yessir, it was awesome! Very worth an overnight watch seeing his debut! Glad you stayed up for it, true dedication there!

  5. Dante Green says:
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    My team is struggling in the first three days, hah!

    KOQ was solid effin solid. Can you imagine if he actually cracks 30 mins night in and night out!

    Our boy Wiggins just had a bad back, a bounce back game is coming.

    Is the coach of the Wolves done experimenting with the lineup? Good God Dieng played limited minutes the last time, planning on putting Smart in the lineup instead of him.

    • Dante Green says:
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      @Dante Green: Hoping to solidify my big men rotation of Favors/Gobert/TJones/Dieng/AGordon by trading Avery Bradley for MTurner. Tried it in the preseason but got denied and unfortunately Bradley had an awful first game. A good game or two from him will do the job. Hope the owner accepts this time. Hah

      *I’m quite satisfied with my PG-SG-SF rotation of Dame/Dipo/Colly/Smart/Wiggins/Ariza/Carroll

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Dante Green: Hah yeah KOQ has always had awesome per-36s, good to see him getting run! If Bradley gets you Turner that would be hugeeeeee~!

  6. Slim

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    I hereby dub this year, “The Year of the Rookie Big Man”

    I’m all in to say the least. On my Y!-$250 I’ve got KAT, Turner, and Porzingis. Gonna be alot of fun.

    I didn’t see the 2nd stint but Turner definitely looked like the real deal in the 1st half. The step back 20 footer that went down was one of those “no-no-no, yes!” kind of shots, I think shot selection might be an issue in the short term. The real problem though is that I don’t think he will play any PF (especially considering they want a fast pace) so his minutes are directly tied to Mahinmi’s and he’s been good enough that it doesn’t look like he will cede the starting job anytime soon. Still though I am in no hurry to move Turner off my 12ers.

    I’m already finding myself searching for Knicks games. I’ve become obsessed with Porzingis. He looked really good in the few pick and roles I saw him in, he can finish over anyone and it’s under control. The 3 didn’t fall but the ones I saw weren’t contested or forced. Once again he struggled in the 1st quarter but stats just seem to find him. Although the preseason assists haven’t carried over… yet… Obviously he isn’t a 2 stl per game guy but he was a high end stls guy overseas. 0.9 in 21 min in 50 games his final year, I don’t see why he couldn’t be a 1/1/1 3s/stl/blk guy this year. Millsap was a tough matchup and Porzinigis did a heck of a job in that respect too. I projected him for 26 minutes on the year, less early – more late, but he’s already hitting that number. I imagine he’s a 30 minute guy by the all-star break and he’s already the 2nd best player on the team. I guess I keep talking about him because I’m just astonished he’s so good so fast. I would be throwing out all kinds of “deals” in a dynasty trying to get him.

    • dom says:
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      @Slim: he did look like he was getting pushed around a bit on the boards, but yeah the 1/1/1 from the big guy is neat and the scoring has nowhere to go but up. Less shots for sideshow bob more for kristaps!

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        @dom: Yeah he definitely has a ways to go there but I imagine he’ll always be a finesse player as opposed to a banger. I just can’t wrap my head around that he’s so good so fast and he plays much more under control than I thought he would. When he has +50% shooting nights his stat line is going to be top-25ish and with all he does on the stat sheet I wouldn’t be shocked to see him end the year top-50ish. I’m impressed with lots of players but so far no one has impressed me more than Porzingis, probably because it’s so surprising.

        • Jeremy says:
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          @Slim:

          Gotta agree, that steal and dunk got me fallen in love with him. No HOMO!

          • Slim

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            @Jeremy: Yeah that looked good. Millsap shouldn’t have gone for the steal but still.

        • dom says:
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          @Slim: he’s great to root for, Latvian kid who the masses assume will be a stiff. I think 1/1/1 3’s and D’s this year is the floor on those stats. Those long arms can def poke away multiple balls a game.

          Am I correct that their system of offensive discourages 3’s relatively? Still think his stroke can run into more than 1 a game.

          • Slim

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            @dom: I think the Knicks/triangle offense isn’t bad for 3s. 23 game 1, 24 last night. I’m just guessing here but that seems to be at worst league average. Yeah I think 3s should end up higher than steals or blocks. If Jerian gets inserted into the starting 5 and breaking down defenses I think should only help Porzingis’ looks.

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              @dom: @Jeremy: @Slim: Yeah he might struggle for PF minutes, but against bigger lineups I think it can happen. Like I think 2-3 weeks from now, they might go Turner/Mahinmi vs the Grizz instead of starting Hill.

              Yup Prozingy looks awesome! Glad I have him in a few, knew I wouldn’t get him in REL 🙂

              You’re saying Calderon can’t break down defenses Slim?! Hahahaha. He can break down the Knicks offense, that’s for sure!

  7. Yo says:
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    I know it’s early but if you end up wrong on Wiggins boy will I be upset. I probably wouldn’t do anything about it, that would require too much effort but boy will I be disappointed in you!

    • Slim

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      @Yo: I really hope this is sarcasm. But I guess you’re probably right, I should have made more of his jump shots… … …

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Yo: @Slim: Haha, still only one hurt game 🙂

  8. Matty

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    Horford looks GOOOOOOD. Watched the whole game and several of his misses from the field (including a couple from deep) were half way down and could have just as easily fallen for a really big night. He is dialed in from mid-range and deep and at this point I actually wouldn’t be surprised to see him contribute 80-100 threes if he plays a full season.

    PG13 is going to get himself into some trouble if Vogel can’t get him to shut up. He has already collected two techs and a $10,000 fine for publicly criticizing officials. And he is barking at them ALL GAME LONG. For some reason he’s come out this season with some weird sense of entitlement that he should be getting every call on both ends of the floor. Almost like a, “Look at the horrific injury I came back from! My comeback is going to be inspiration for a Disney movie! Remember that I was on the verge of superstardom before I got hurt playing for my country? I’m a superstar! Treat me like a superstar!” He’s taking contested J’s where it looks like he’s assuming a whistle. His FG% is going to stay sub-40 until he just starts to play. Thankfully all the complimentary stats are there for him (7 combined 3s/STLs/BLKs) and he could be in for a 20/5/5 season with high percentage, heavily weighted FTs (he’s 15/16 through two games). Look out if he gets that FG% up.

    • Jeremy says:
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      @Matty:

      Looks like Yahoo got the rank right for once LOL Horford for #10? He’s a legit 9 cat contributor.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Matty: @Jeremy: Wow, that’d be over 1 a game! That would be insanity.

        Oh yeah I meant to mention that! Pacers were complaining about every friggin call! Hopefully George can settle in and even get 1-2 more dimes and cut down 2-3 labradoodles.

  9. dom says:
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    any worry that the Hawks will ease up/rest Millsap tonight for the back to back against Charlotte (and 3rd game in 4 nights)? I have more than capable replacements in Terrance Jones (GS) and Valanciunas (@BOS). Or should the human question mark Whiteside (@CLE) be the one who sits? 9 cat h2h thanks

    • Slim

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      @dom: This early in the year and with a 1-1 record. Nah, and he should destroy Starvin Marvin. Cavs don’t tend to play small, this might be a good game for Whiteside. Hmmm… I’m not sure who to sit, maybe TJones being guarded by Draymond isn’t exactly ideal.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @dom: @Slim: Yeah the Hawks will still run their guys out there, they did more resting 2nd half last year after destroying the East. I think you have the right 2 starting

  10. dom says:
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    Cauley-Stein will start tonight vs Lakers. basketballmonster has him ranked 20 spots higher for value tonight in my 10 cat (OREB) h2h than Aaron Gordon (OKC). Who do you think is the play there?

    • Slim

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      @dom: both seem a bit risky. I’ll go… umm… err… Gordon.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @dom: @Slim: Yeah I’m sticking with Gordon too, should see similar minutes starting WCS vs bench for Gordon

  11. Scott says:
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    In my dynasty league, I was like “who the F is Ezeli?” Now I know. Thanks JB!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Scott: He’s the real deal. He went for $7 in the REL draft.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Scott: @Slim: Hah, yeah he looked surprisingly more refined the minutes I saw in the opener, always been a flashy blocker in limited run before. Glad to help!

  12. Jeremy says:
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    Hey there. I need a big man in a 16er. Im currently holding Lance and planning to drop him.

    Available big men options on the wire:
    Henson
    Steven Adams
    Alex len
    Capella
    Ezeli
    Brandan Wright

    Which one to add?
    Thank you.

    • Slim

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      @Jeremy: Hmm… Are you looking for someone now or more upsidey for later? For tonight and tomorrow it’s Ezeli and it isn’t close and for perhaps a little longer term I’ll go Adams. For upside later in the season I like Capela the most. Henson needs to play PF to be useful and it isn’t happening. Len is a solid player but I don’t think there’s nearly enough minutes for him to be useful. Brandon Wright needs an injury in front of him to be useful which Ezeli already has.

      • dom says:
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        @Slim: You like Ezeli tomorrow? I’m down on Zach LaVine, is he droppable in a 12 team (17 player roster size) to stream/keep Ezeli?

        • dom says:
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          @dom: Belinelli is also available, 10 cat (OREB) h2h

      • Jeremy says:
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        @Slim:

        I’m looking for season long value. I guess all of them need an injury in front of them. Bogut is only out 2 games. But i guess Ezeli and Capella still have the most upside. I won blocks already, and i think i will have boards too since i have gobert playing tonight. So im in no rush. ill hold lance for now and see how everything plays out. But If Ezeli goes bonkers tonight tho i guess i have to take him. He does look really good and is the first big off the bench.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Jeremy: @Slim: @dom: @Jeremy: Yeah what Slim said. Ezeli def is worth the stream in OREB for LaVine for ya dom.

          I’d still lose Lance long-term, I’d probably get Adams

  13. Fella says:
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    Someone offered me Joe Johnson for Derrick Williams. Take it?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Fella: YES!!! As in take Joe Johnson. Derrick is going to be wildly inconsistent and isn’t taking anyones starting job.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Fella: @Slim: Yup for sure, take it!

  14. hanns says:
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    do you think Myles Turner is better than my FA pool of steven adams, zaza paculia, alex len, K. Koufos , I. Mahinmi, E. Davis, and W. Cauley-Stein?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @hanns: Yes much better!

  15. Joe says:
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    9-cat league. Every cat this week is still very close. We play PG-SG-SF-PF-C-Util-Util.

    Have to figure out who to bench today. My lineup so far is:

    PG – Wall
    SG –
    SF – Durant
    PF – Bosh
    C – Gobert
    Util – Teague
    Util –

    Options for remaining slots: Middleton, Batum, T.Jones, J.Vala

    Who do I slot at SG (Middleton or Batum) and at Util (Middleton, Batum, T.Jones, or Vala)?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Joe: Wall and Teague should be a nice handful of AST, I’ll go Middleton to get a little hotter and shoot better. Celtics play such weird PF/C rotations that I worry Valanciunas gets caught in that for rotations as well. I’ll go Tjones

  16. lb. sand says:
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    would you give k walker & t harris to get kyrie & wiggins?
    10 team H2H 9 cat

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @lb. sand: Yup!

  17. Wilson says:
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    My CJ McCollum for his Kanter, go or not go? Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wilson: I probably wouldn’t, unless a dire need for REB/FG%

      • Wilson says:
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        THANKS.

        Here is my team, Don’t I still trade McCollum for Kanter?
        And, is any player droppable and only worthy to stream?

        PG Jeff Teague, PG
        SG Jordan Clarkson, PG, SG
        SF LeBron James, SF, PF
        PF Draymond Green, SF, PF
        C Pau Gasol, PF, C
        G C.J. McCollum, PG, SG
        F Derrick Favors, PF, C
        UTIL Tobias Harris, PF, SF
        UTIL Danilo Gallinari, SF, PF
        UTIL Ricky Rubio, PG
        Bench Klay Thompson, GS SG,
        Bench Tyreke Evans*, SF PG SG
        Bench Avery Bradley, SG

    • Matt says:
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      @Wilson: No, that’s too low for McCollum.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Wilson: @Matt: Nah your FG% and rebounding look fine to me. I’d need more back. I kinda wanna see a few more games outta Bradley, but he’s probably streamable for that team as your scoring is really high

        • Wilson says:
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          @JB Gilpin: thanks for answering.

          Evans is also droppable in 9-team league ? or better to leave him in team and wait him back?

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Wilson: With no IR and only 3 bench, yeah I think so

  18. Tim says:
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    Yo JB/Slim..

    would you start gordon over tjones tonight? I know mins could be an issue but i’m tight in 3’s, steals, both %, turnovers and points… basically the only think i have on lock is blocks and boards.. also have wiggins (i assume he plays tonight, by assume i mean “pray”)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tim: Hah, nah given those needs I’ll go Tjones. You mean Aaron Gordon right?

      • Tim says:
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        @JB Gilpin: yeah aaron.. thanks man

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Tim: Cool, any time!

  19. Ken says:
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    Would you prefer Turner or Aaron Gordon 9 cat H2H?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ken: Ugggghhhhhh that’s where it really hurts haha. I like both and they’re very similar. Can I take secret option C and say both? Gotta narrowly narrowly narrowly take Myles for FT% even though he’s 0-2 so far haha, but I said Gordon before last night…

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        @JB Gilpin: Ha..exactly.12 teams 12 starters no bench. Using Gordon in m y U spot currently. The only other option would be Hood but I’m a bit weak in 3PM..

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          @Ken: I personally would let Hood walk, both Turner and Gordon are going to be able to chip in 3s as well, why I like their overall value so much

  20. Ryan says:
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    Hmm so Henson is a little banged up and might not play today. I hope that was the reason for the limited minutes the other night.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan: Yeah I saw that, sore Achilles… I dunno, I still haven’t dropped him anywhere yet, but not a good start to say the least…

      • Ryan says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I’m totally with ya on keeping him on a long leash. I’ve seen what he is capable of in such limited minutes. It just makes no sense for the Bucks not to play him given the contract and I think he can play an important role as first big off the bench.

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          @Ryan: Yup agree, especially with no Jabari. Weird to be encouraged by a DNP, by seeing him not play seemed to emphasize a very minor injury

  21. HIIII says:
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    Would you start Joe Johnson (vs SA) or Stanley Johnson (vs Chi)
    Worried about the Kawhi effect on JJ tonight, but StanJo is playing the Bulls…..
    Cheers!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @HIIII: Yeah neither is a great matchup/outlook, I’ll stick with JJ for the more assured minutes

  22. JB/ Slim~

    Nice roundup. Some quick observations…I tend to look at (for) the lightly owned and younger / upside types in hopes of finding a gem or 2. here are my initial thoughts on a few guys warranting attention in deeper leagues:

    Jerian Grant (NY) – liked him a lot coming out of Notre Dame. His body is NBA ready, has good height, great defensively and has a nice sense of the game, definitely a pass first guard. Some rare commodities in today’s NBA. Moreover, his minutes are trending (24—> 28 min last night),plus Calderon is old and seems slow, and team seems fresh when he’s on the floor. Like his moxie and think he’s a grab now in 12-14s. I actually drafted him and stashed on bench and think he’s contributing solid lines in the very near NY future …

    Dwight Powell (DAL) – Watch this guy! kid oozes athleticism. Coming outta Stanford, he was one of the more intelligent and heady 6’11” stretch 4 types . Think he’s Dirks replacement in the coming years, but that’s not to say he can’t contribute this year. I don’t love the Mavs to make any sort of playoff run, so could really see him being a monster 2nd half type. He’s got a sweet stroke and just seems really active, not afraid to bang and could see him being another interesting stash now, reward later types. Got decent minutes last night, and they’re gonna creep up if Dirk blows a tire or ZaZa continues to do nada. He’s already at 10/7 on season averaging 20 min. Granted Parsons is out, but while Jenkins is getting hype, think this is the gem.

    Your thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @El Burro: Thanks man! I wasn’t pretty luke warm on him after he disappeared a lot in games I watched in the ACC. 14ers definitely. But 12ers I dunno, it’s been a struggle even being sure Schroder is owned on some teams, and I like Schrodes more.

      Oh for sure, we love Powell! Minutes is tough, love him in dynasty, and said the exact same thing in his rank: http://basketball.razzball.com/official-razzball-2015-2016-fantasy-basketball-rankings

      I already had him as last guy off 12er rosters coming into the year 🙂 http://www.fantasypros.com/nba/players/dwight-powell.php

      • @JB Gilpin:

        Ha; you don’t love Jerian yet, but you will one day. Needs to learn to stroke it from outside a little better, but I’m bullish. Playing time coming, I promise. Why you have to go and pull Ze German into the convo? Schrooooooeder has Teague in front of him (or to the side of him, when ATL goes small), and Grant has the smelly old Spaniard, el Calderon in front of him. Just saying.

        Powell – glad we sorta agree on that. Not sure when the production fantasy fairies give him 30+ min. in DAL. Gathering not for awhile, but you could do worse with upside bench spots than Powell. Whose your best Comp for him?

        Tonight – watching ORL/ OKC —> wanna watch A. Gordon’s minutes and Westy v Oladipo. Don’t think Magic will be able to hang, but should be entertaining

        Starting to play daily hoop on DraftKings. You diving in?

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      @El Burro: I checked on Grant and he was drafted in 4/5 of my redraft leagues, picked up last night in the 5th. The RCLers saw this one coming a mile away.

      • @Slim:

        Those RCLers, very far ahead of it. Impressive. I wasn’t tracking who is owned across the RCLs, so then it seems my Grant news is not surprising at all then, at least to most of the guys on this site. Hey, water is wet …all good – I get it. ; )

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          @Slim: @El Burro: Hah well I just think Schroder is better, and he plays in tandem with Teague at times. Grant obviously has more minutes upside, but not by a monster margain. Powell.. Ummmm, struggling for a great comp here. Maybe a smaller but more athletic Meyers Leonard? That’s probably not the best haha…

          Let’s unleash Gordon tonight!

          Nah, I’m not big on DFS, I don’t like to gamble. I don’t mind putting money in season-long, but it feels like you have a little more control in season long.

          Wow, interesting on Grant! I had him right at the end of draftable. Interestingly, I had him ranked 3rd highest of experts! http://www.fantasypros.com/nba/players/jerian-grant.php?week=draft

  23. Wilson says:
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    LB James could get injury.
    Do you think to trade him away even if I can’t get top 10 back? or just leave him in my team? Thanks

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wilson: Definitely need to get solid enough value back. H2H, it’ll be tough for the playoffs though. Maybe LeBron + something for two guys with neither being top-10 that directly hit needs would be enough

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Nishinga: Hahaha that poor interview… He didn’t get back on defense one time to complain a call last night too. I think he gets more involved, but as I mention above, a little worried

  24. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    I own CJ and Wiggins in one league… Your advice is frustrating! haha

    Any other targets you think I should go after???

    Thanks!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bryce Krispie Treats: Hahahaha sorry man! Ummm, well def holding Wiggy, CJ forrrrr, I dunno maybe Dragic if need a PG?

  25. TheJohn says:
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    am being offered a trade he will give me either

    ariza/redick in exchange for mudiay/collison/rubio

    its a 1 for 1 trade… as am short on 3’s and hes short on assist…

    we play 9 cat roto and i knw mudiay is prolly the one to go… but i think both him and collison upside are so high… and rubio if healthy is just pure amazing…

    worth to sacrifice any for ariza?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @TheJohn: Yeah only considering Ariza, I think it’s worth it for MUdiay in 9cat. Rubio can carry dimes! Haha

  26. dem ribbies says:
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    I’ve got Tyson Chandler as backup C. Kind of wondering if age has caught up w/ him and that maybe he and Len will split time.

    You think he’s droppable for Dieng or Kanter? Or ride it out for a few weeks to be sure?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @dem ribbies: While I kinda disagree, it was one game and they paid him a lot, I think he’ll be fine, both Dieng and Kanter are right there in the same range, so I have no issue moving to either. Dieng for blocks, Kanter for FG% REB, Chander for all around

  27. Scott says:
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    Would you drop Joe Johnson for Louis Williams or Jamal Crawford?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: Nah I’d hold there

  28. Jesse says:
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    Hey guys! Just a quick lineup question. Standard 9 cat, I’m down 100 in points, down 9 in 3pm, down 18 in assists. Steals blocks rebounds about tied on all. Should I try to lock those cats up and not try for the points or 3pm? 8 active spots and I don’t know if I should put a heavy scoring lineup in or try to solidify those other cats.
    Thanks in advance guys!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jesse: Whew 100 Pts this early isn’t great, does he have a lot of scoring upside in again tonight? AST and 3s could be reachable though, but I’d go for the closer ones/AST

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        @JB Gilpin:
        He’s got McCollum Teague, Thad young, crowder, David lee, Al Jefferson, Marcus Morris, hood. Not a ton of scoring but he has George and melo who will be playing this weekend. Not to sure what to do. I have Reggie, Payton, curry, green, mill sap, wiggins, Terrence Jones, Gallinari. I got chandler, white side, burks and Aaron Gordon on bench . Thanks jb!

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jesse: Ugh yeah that McCollum game is the answer right there, plus two Hawks games. Damn yeah you could come back in scoring very possibly! Certainly not a lost cause

          • Jesse says:
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            @JB Gilpin: so anyone I should put in that’s no in my lineup?

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              @Jesse: Which Green is it? I usually would start whiteside, but I think you can make a run at pts, he’s the only one im thinking about with blk close

              • Jesse says:
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                @JB Gilpin:
                Draymond

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                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @Jesse: Yeah he would stay in. Whiteside looking good tonight in a few mins so you’ll feel better with him most nights!

                  • Jesse says:
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                    @JB Gilpin: thanks man! Little off topic but these pistons are looking good! And Drummond just got 3 offensive rebounds in 3 seconds. Crazy stuff

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                      @Jesse: Hah, killin those Bulls on the glass! What a start for Drummo, 20/20 tonight!

  29. Wang says:
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    Hey man been following your Fantasy Basketball coverage and it’s been great stuff.

    I was recently in an odd situation where Lebron fell to me at the 8th pick and i drafted him but didn’t really like it so I managed to trade him for Damian Lillard. Loved your CJ McCollum ranking too as I managed to grab him late and sold high for Ty Lawson.

    I would appreciate to get some input on my team from you guys on what to focus on regarding improving this roster. It’s a 9 CAT, H2H, 12 Team league.

    PG: Damian Lillard
    SG: Goran Dragic
    SF: Jimmy Butler
    PF: Derrick Favors
    C: Al Hoford
    G: Brandon Knight
    F: Rodney Hood
    U: Ty Lawson
    U: Jordan Clarkson
    B: Jrue Holiday
    B: Deron Williams
    B: Aaron Gordon

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Wang: Thanks so much! Yeah I had a 6th pick and LeBron was my top rated guy and I definitely didn’t love it, why I moved him down. Nice move! I ended up moving Lillard higher in my final ranks.

      Interesting deal, I dunno I am a little iffy on Lawson too, it’s close. With Lawson you def have a ton of dimes. Especially with the back end and might be tough to trade them at value. I think I’d look for maybe a Knight for big man deal

  30. Matt says:
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    I’m really stuck between who to play: dieng or Jarrett jack. It’s a 9 cat h2h.
    I’m tied in steals, blocks, turnovers.
    And I’m up 6 dimes. Gettin killed in ft. So I have already lost that cat. Who should I start?

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      @Matt:

      Dieng in my opinion. Jacks gonna get some TOs without contributing to steals and blocks. If your tied in those, i don’t see why you would play jack. He’s the opposite of all those. I don’t think its worth losing 3 cats for assists cat alone.

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        @Jeremy: yeh. That’s what I was thinking too. Just scared that dieng won’t play enough mins

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jeremy: @Matt: Yeah def gotta go Dieng there, better blk, similar stl, no TO. Luckily Dieng can still rack it up a little better v 2nd untis

  31. Jeremy says:
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    Headache time!

    M. Turner or Porzingis? (i would be very interested to read if someone writes a post about this lol)

    Turner- step back J by a Center..you kidding me?

    Porzingis – 3 steals and throw down dunk. Sexy boy.

    The next KG vs Dirk lol

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      @Jeremy:

      HAHA i just realize i have both in my RCL. GG

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Jeremy: OH mannnnnnn yeah that’s a tough one. I’ll lean Turner as I could see a 2 block per game stretch in enough minutes. But yeah that stepback! But Porzy mad hot too!

  32. I'm Harden for your love says:
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    I own Draymond but I’m pretty stacked in AST, STL, BLK and could use a books in both my %’s,PTS and REB. I’m thinking of sending a trade offer to get Nikola Vucevic.

    You think I can do better and if the owner turns me down who else should I be targeting as a trade partner.

  33. Fella says:
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    Guys, thoughts?
    9-cat 12-team H2H league. I want Kawhi and Teague. Looking to deal Draymond, Hayward, and Tim Duncan. Which side wins?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Fella: Man that’s really really close. It’s close enough to say it could be a win for either side, Teague side gets a little better dimes probably more scoring, Dray side more blocks more depth

  34. Fantasy Basketball Noob says:
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    Would you drop Schroeder, Mo Williams, Stanley Johnson, Aaron Gordon, or Jordan Clarkson for Myles Turner? 9 Cat league

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fantasy Basketball Noob: Def losing someone. Between the first three for me. If your dimes are good Schroder, but sucks losing him

  35. miles proudfoot says:
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    Would you rather give up collison or Clarkson? Clarksons got that kinda rough playoff schedule.

    • Jeremy says:
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      @miles proudfoot:

      For who tho? I would keep them both.

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @miles proudfoot: @Jeremy: Yeah def wanna keep both, still Clarkson between the two

        • miles proudfoot says:
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          @JB Gilpin: hey sorry , ya very little info given. Basically over drafted point guards in 10 team leagues and looking to move one for a center. It was more of a generic value in a vacuum question. Thank you!

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @miles proudfoot: Any time! Def explore trades before dropping!

  36. PhilOssieB says:
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    Drop Amir J for Turner?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @PhilOssieB: In a heartbeat!

  37. JG

    kw says:
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    Razzup JB and gang?! Well I’m based in the middle east and stayed up just to watch the Pacers game. NBA.com TV rocks! I like what I saw for sure. Especially as Melo (also on my team) almost single handedly taking my FG %age down (well almost..let’s see what Kemba does today..not really counting on anything there..lol). KD also has his second game and with no Kawhi to guard him, I would assume he would be closer to his career FG nos than his 1st game. Wiggins looks like he still has back issues which probably means not a stellar game. Traded Kemba + Mcdermott for Avery Bradley+ Dirk. The steals of Bradley will help and yet I can still stream him if need be. Kemba subtraction should do wonders for my FG.

    loaded with games today but i just have a tough matchup this week with my big guns (Melo, KD and Wiggins) starting off to a semi slow to slow start and my bench guys doing well what bench guys do.

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      @kw: Razzup man?! Uggghhhhh my cable provider doesn’t have NBA TV in our package! So frustrating. I have the league pass though. Yup that trade def helps FG%, Dirk looks shockingly not too old so far haha. Yeah it’s only one week and a short one at that, long way to go!

  38. Clos says:
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    Jb what’s going on?
    PG Kemba Walker
    SG Harden
    G KCP
    SF Gallo
    PF Aaron Gordon
    F Drummond
    C Milsap
    C Monroe
    Util Kieff
    Util Bledsoe

    Got Towns, Jordan clarkson and hood on the bench.. Haven’t updated my lineup tonight.. You think I should put towns in for Kieff and clarkson for anyone? Or keep him on the bench?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Clos: Not much man, what’s good?! Deep lineup! How is your matchup going, or is it roto? I think Towns should be in there over Aaron Gordon. And you have a lotta shooters in there, I think I put Clarkson in over KCP

  39. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    JB, whats good, bro?

    Got a quick question about my 12 team h2h league roster makeup…here is the team:
    PG – Curry, CP3
    SG – Eric Gordon, Wes Matthews
    SF – Batum, PG-13, Marcus Morris
    PF- Whiteside, Ilyasova, Dieng, David Lee
    C- Monroe, Biyombo
    IR – Nurkic, Kendall Marshall

    From my calculation, I am gonna be light on dimes most weeks since I only have 2 true PGs. Someone dropped Reke and I am fixing to drop Ilyasova for him. After adding him, do you like cutting Nurkic or Marshall? Or hold and only play with 2 bench guys until someone comes back?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: What’s up man?! Yup dimes look fairly low. Wow, with IR someone dropped Reke?!?!! Yeah def adding him, I might lose Lee or Biymobo for him though. Probably Lee since you need blocks. Then yeah, losing Marshall and loving your IR stashes!

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Would you consider losing Ilyasova for Bellineli in the interim? He dropped 7 dimes in the first game…he should be solid. Thanks, man!

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          @OldMilwaukeePounders: Hmmmm, that’s close. AST seem pretty fluky with already 2 PG. I’m streaming Belli in one league but I’d prob rather own Turkey

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            @JB Gilpin: @OldMilwaukeePounders: Just realized that Crowder, Mahinmi, O’Quinn and Harlem Renaissance are all on the FA pile right now…All of them are better than the Turk, aren’t they?

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              @OldMilwaukeePounders: Nah I dunno about that, Ersan looks pretty good and can put up decent value. I kinda like Mahinmi for temporary blocks though

  40. hisoka says:
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    Hey slim.. quick 1.. who to start tonight a gordon or alec burks..

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hisoka: I’m no Slim, but def depends on matchup. In a vacuum probably Gordon

  41. tentyme says:
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    evening guys ! Im in a 12 team weekly H2H 9 cat league don’t use TO’S we use FT% instead. My bigs are kind of weak other than Drummond I start bogut , Duncan , Mozgov and Robin Lopez. would you drop 1 of these guys to pick up KOQ ( i already start Robin lopez ) or Ian Mahinmi ? AND what do you think about dropping Derrik Williams for Jerian Grant or isaih cannan My guard game is much stronger with C. Paul, J. Wall, N. Batum, Jerrick Jack. Sliding in a extra Guard at Utility to help solidify those guard stats since thats my strengh. I could also hold all my bigs and just drop D. Williams for Ian mahinmi or KOQ since thats my biggest need is a BIG. I need scoring as well thats why cannon is interesting. BTW any of these add drops would most likely be in my 2 UTILITY spots. Thank you for the help sorry about the long post.

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      @tentyme: Evening man! Well 9cat usually includes both… I’d rather get mahinmi, I think minutes are a little more assured short term. Def losing Williams! Prob getting Canaan, but if AST need Grant. hah not long at all, hope that helps!

  42. Hamtime says:
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    1. Trade Alec burks for a. Gordon?
    2. Kemba for Wiggins?
    3. Drop Capela for stauskis, afflalo, Adams or hold?
    4. Better overall – burks or hood

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Hamtime: 1. Whew, totally depends on needs, I’m higher on both than most. 2. Gimme Wiggy! 3. Again needs… Adams for consistency likely, but Capela decent again tonight. 4. Burks! Any time!

  43. Colin says:
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    Hey JB, could use some advice in this league whose format I’m not sure how to strategize
    -Would you drop Aminu for any players on waivers?
    -Are there any players on my roster who have lower values than in other kinds of leagues that you’d recommend trying to trade?

    12 Team H2H Points League

    Points – 1
    Assists – 1.5
    Defensive Rebounds – 1
    Offensive Rebounds – 1.5
    Steals – 1
    Blocks – 1
    Turnovers (-1)
    Free Throws Missed (-0.5)
    Three Pointers Made – 1
    Double Doubles – 5
    Triple Doubles – 15

    PG: Curry
    SG: Reggie Jackson
    SF: Hayward
    PF: Millsap
    C: Brook Lopez
    Util: Monta
    Util: Danny Green
    Bench: Meyers Leonard
    Bench: Tyson Chander
    Bench: Ariza
    Bench: Canaan
    Bench: Aaron Gordon
    Bench: Al-Farouq Aminu

    Waivers Include: Dieng, Turner, Amir Johnson, Lou Williams, Nick Young, PJ Tucker, Beverley, Deng, Capella

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Colin: Yeah I’m not a big Aminu guy, but no one is a clear option for me. Would’ve ben Dieng, but damn, 13 minutes tonight?!?!?! With that deep a bench I’ll go upside of Turner. Other than that move, I think you’re good!

  44. tentyme says:
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    I picked up Ian and dropped Derrick williams. Thx for that advice and We don’t use TO’S but use FG% and FT% don’t remember which one we replace TO’s with but anyways you think I should drop mozgov for KOQ even though I have R Lopez but stats are stats soooo… other wise i guess i’ll drop mozgov for cannan or Grant. Kind of a toss up cuz grant seems like he me might cover more categories. But I feel like I need scoring….hmmm

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tentyme: Nice move! Hmmmm yeah in non-TO, Grant is def interesting, I think he’s your add for Mozgov even though it’s close to KOQ

  45. Ryan says:
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    Sully and Crowder look fantastic tonight. Have a feeling that he is going to wiggle his way back into the regular rotation asap. I’m guessing he probably won’t play a whole lot more minutes in the game though because of foul trouble, but what he has done so far in 6 minutes is very impressive.

    Crowder hasn’t scored yet as of the half, but has just contributed everywhere. I think this could be the case all season long. IT is going bonkers again. 3 TO tho.

    • Ryan says:
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      @Ryan: Dug back into the box score, and wow.. Looks like Sully & Crowder got DNPs in the second half. WTF Brad?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Ryan: Hah I think you answered and/or created your own analysis there that I agree with. IT2/3 = awesome, Boston big men = total mess!

  46. Ryan says:
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    Flipped over to the OKC-ORL game because it is beyond hype. Russell Fucking Westbrook carrying my teams to greatness. Have Vucevic in a league and he is having an amazing game too. And Aaron Gordon. For the love of god please give the kid more minutes Skiles.

    • Ryan says:
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      @Ryan: JB there better be an epic write-up about this tomorrow morning. This game is intense!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Ryan: Ohhhhhh man, that Westbrook half court shot!!!!! Glad we got him in F&F as my only Westbrook team. Sorry but we take off the weekends in daily notes 🙁 I’ll be sure to talk it up Monday covering the weekend!

  47. Sam says:
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    What do you think about a jordan clarkson for chandler parsons trade?? I’m needing a few more 3s and thinking i could get him at a discount?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Sam: Hmmmmm, it’s close, I actually had Clarkson preranked ahead of Parsons. But if your AST are really really good I’m good with it

  48. Michael says:
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    is it me or like ty lawson doesn’t fit with rockets offense.i have lawson on one of my team, but rockets are so stagnant and slow on offense sometimes with harden holding the ball for so long. i can only see lawson playing well with terence jones. he fitted perfectly with denver’s fast offense and athletic wing.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Michael: Honestly haven’t seen any of the Rockets yet, but I’m not surprised at all, why we ranked him so low. He’s used to having the rock to himself and now has to go to offball.

      • Michael says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        I thought he would of been perfect throwing lob passes and dishing out to james harden, but when I saw the game yesterday it was just like james harden holding the ball for 20 seconds on 75% of the plays

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          @Michael: Hah yeah not much changing for the Rox then

  49. Jerry says:
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    Hey, JB! Aron Gordon or Cauley-Stein? I’m in a 12 team head to head points league. I like Gordon a lot but I already have Harris andPayton from the Magic on my roster. If I get Gordon, I feel like three players from one team is too many to have. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jerry: Ohhhhh good one. Gordon is def better in categories, but I’ll slightly lean him. WCS’s minutes already have been all over the place, Gordon should be more consistent

  50. Slim

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    There’s the 1st 7-fer-22 game from McCollum… Are we surprised?!?

    How good is KAT? Wow.

    • Slim

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      @Slim: I’ve still got him below DeRozan and you know how I feel about DeRozan, but at least he helps FTs.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Slim: Yup, at least McCollum’s rotoworld finally admitted he isn’t the next coming of Christ. KAT looked unreal! Glad I have him in 2

  51. miles proudfoot says:
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    Razzy halloween! Guys in my league seem hesitant to trade for whatever reason, but also want to make sure it’s fodder so it’s not me. I need major help in boards and blocks and can take a potential hit in ft%. I also have a ton of PG’s. Was thinking of floating some combination of a two for one of my Dragic, TJones, Middleton or Collison for his Whiteside. Then pick up AGordon off the waiver with my open spot. Was thinking offering Dragic and Middleton…thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @miles proudfoot: Haha Razzy Halloween to you as well! Well Dragic and Whiteside should be fairly close, I dunno if they’re MIddleton apart. I’d start with Dragic and Colly, would feel a lot better with that one.

      • miles proudfoot says:
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        @JB Gilpin: ah you remember I’ve been pushing collison, haha I have been asking similar questions often, thanks so much.

        Enjoy Halloween tonight as I assume you bought a sideshow bob wig so you can go out as Robin Lopez.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @miles proudfoot: Hah any time! Oh man, well I missed it this year but I am DEFINITEY being Rolo next yr! I’ll have a little basketball and a foam basketball hoop, and set it up every once in a while and just be AWFUL at basketball and miss wildly

  52. Jerry says:
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    Thanks, JB! Happy Halloween!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jerry: Any time, happy ‘Ween!

  53. thebat0sai says:
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    i just realized the FA acquisitions in RCL’s take a day, isn’t it better or at least more fun to have it set for same day? is this to avoid massive streaming, or just because its yahoo default

    • Slim

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      @thebat0sai: It’s default but I like it since it avoids the last second streamer if someones been ruled out. So streaming isn’t simply based on who can make the move the quickest.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @thebat0sai: @Slim: Yeah I can see the argument either way, but I kinda like it with only 4 moves, means you have to plan em out a little

  54. Alright JB, I’ve explained my crazy deep 18 teamer I’m in before, but it’s h2h fpts, yada yada yada…

    points =1
    treys=4
    boards=1.7
    assists= 3
    steals =4.4
    blocks =6.5

    I’ve got a $7 Shane Larkin, $3 Dwight Powell, and $1 Bjelica I’m rostering and tomorrow night (SUNDAY) will be our first FAAB…. and it only runs on sundays. FUN!

    Anyone I add and drop one of these dues for is a $10 player off the wire, so that bumps my cap, can’t go over $300, I’m at $253 now, but down the road when it comes trade time and GO FOR THE GLORY, cap space is huge… so I don’t wanna drop these guys unless its worth it!

    SO…. here’s some of my watch list, anyone you’d go after? don’t even worry about position, just think of value and figure in this is a keeper… 97% sure none of these guys will be keeps but still… anyways here’s my guys i’ve got my eye on:

    Ish Smith (he’s put up the most fpts in two games and is atop the waiver wire)
    Thabo sef (consistent…..ly …… boring, but consistent?)
    Montrellz Harrell (watched him last night, kinda interested, lots of energy)
    Joff Lauvergne (?)
    Clint Capela (another rocket! and i already own Beard and Lawson!)

    thoughts? or just stay put…. the HOU guys interest me but I know they’re getting some run bc others are out, etc…. I know that some of these first few week adds always end up being game changers though in this league!

    THANKS!

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Trophy Tony: How the REL goes too! Sunday night FAABs

        Well Williams def sticks out, he needs to be owned, playing a ton of minutes. Larkin can prob go. I like Capela as a backup, Harrell is interesting but I dunno if he gets the run when Jones is healthy

        • @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB, i feel the same about the HOU guys, they’re obviously invested in T-Jones, and Motie is on the mend, ahead of Harrell most likely when he’s back.

          I’m keeping an eye on Capela and others, probably taking a stab at Marvin Williams, especially since I’m short on Forwards with covington out, and deep at PG…. THANKS.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Trophy Tony: Ugh, yeah HOU looked atrocious tonight. Capella not getting more run with no Dwight was mad frustrating. Yup Marvin is a big step ahead. Also Covington will be back tomorrow night, woooooo! Any time!

  55. hanns says:
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    WAS THIS A GOOD TRADE?!

    his-
    Serge Ibaka
    Jared Sullinger
    Evan Turner

    my-
    Ricky Rubio
    Kristaps Porzingis
    Gerald Green

    12 team, 9 cat , H2H.

    (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)
    (81) Ricky Rubio (Min – PG)
    (88) Robert Covington (Phi – SG,SF)
    (105) Robin Lopez (NY – C)
    (112) Jusuf Nurkic (Den – C)
    (129) Alec Burks (Uta – PG,SG)
    (136) Myles Turner (Ind – C)
    (153) Kristaps Porzingis (NY – PF)
    gerald green

    • JB Gilpin

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      @hanns: Yeah seems to fit a need – you could use on more blocker big and you’re loaded with PG, looks good!

  56. Sneaky Pete says:
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    RAZZBALL! Nice to talk some hoops finally. Hope everyone has been doing well. Just a quick question. If you had to choose 2 out of the 4 players going forward for the long haul, who would you choose? Deron Williams, Eric Gordon, Wesley Matthews, Jrue Holiday?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Sneaky Pete: Yessir, NBA is back! Like seeing Jrue getting more minutes than expected. Probably going him and Wesley

  57. Dal says:
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    hey mate! wondering thoughts on buying low on the dragon?? Was thinking maybe pushing a j clarkson for dragic trade

    • Dal says:
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      @Dal: im in need of some assists pretty badly, and with clarkson coming off the ball more I’m worried he’s just gonna be a points guy and not much else

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Dal: Hey man! Sure, yeah he should pick it up and keeping TO low. Def would take him over Clarkson, even though I like Clarkson more than most

  58. jw2 says:
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    Hello JB!
    My last draft (4 of 4) completed at the premiere NBA night, of a H2H 9-cat 14teams and it went like this:
    (for the first time, we decided to have 3 keepers for the next year, so that’s why I chose Kyrie so high)
    12 Rudy Gobert, Uta C
    17 Paul Millsap, Atl PF
    40 Goran Dragic, Mia PG
    45 Kyrie Irving*, Cle PG
    68 Danilo Gallinari, Den SF
    73 Marcin Gortat, Wsh C
    96 Dwyane Wade, Mia SG
    101 Deron Williams, Dal PG
    124 Jusuf Nurkic*, Den C
    129 Jrue Holiday, Nor PG
    152 Luol Deng, Mia SF
    157 Harrison Barnes, GS SF
    180 Marcus Morris, Det PF (<3 <3 <3)

    Also I managed to pick Canaan as someone left him at the Waivers.
    I really really like my team, and I think my last 4 picks plus the acquisition of Canaan are major steals.
    What do you think?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @jw2: Haha yeah Morris is starting awesome! Looks pretty good, your G depth is a little light, STL and AST are probably a tad low. A healthy Jrue helps a ton and if Kyrie gets healthy sooner than later then you’re gonna look awesome, health is a big X factor!

  59. Fitz says:
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    Hey guys! Just a thought, would you go with Dieng or Aaron Gordon?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Fitz: I’m going Gordon now, I think he can do more in per-minute stats and they seem to have similar roles off the bench right now, if not more for Gordon

      • Fitz says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Much appreciated man! Thank you!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Fitz: Any time!

  60. Lasandro says:
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    Hey man, I already know why you’re gonna say but I’m looking to shore up my stls with help in 3s, some D brds and FGs and am strongly considering dropping Turner for either aminu or porter, who both directly hot these stats. Turner is phenomenal to watch but as mentioned in another comment by slim, his mins seem to be directly linked to mahinmi’s, whereas these other two are playing heavy mins. Hell, Cauley-stein is getting more impactful d stats in his last two starts and I’m wondering if he’d be the best option outta this bunch for my 14cat roto. Lookin forward to your thoughts!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Lasandro: Well his mins are tied to Mahinmi but not like Mahinmi is playing 30 a night. I’m sticking with Turner, I know it’s a shallower league and it’s harder to hold guys that project for expanded roles but I’d hold

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      @jb Gilpin: ok fair enough. Well, I’m talking to the DMC owner about a possible swap for my LBJ? Pending news on DMC’s Achilles, should I pull the trigger on this one?

      Also, between turner and A Gordon, who do you see producing more down the stretch? Same between Elfrid and Rubio? In my oat, of course

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb Gilpin: if I can, should I try for a LBJ/gay for DMC/klay trade first? If he doesn’t bite, I could revert to a simple swap. Thoughts pls

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb Gilpin: UPDATE: klay/DMC deal won’t play – he’d rather just straight swap DMC for my LBJ. On the other hand, I’ve been offered a draymond LBJ trade for his jimmy and Horford. Thoughts?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: 1-for-1 I don’t think I would, both guys have injury concerns right now, so sticking with LBJ. If Rubio is healthy, def him. Elfrid got benched a lot tonight. I’ll lean turner down the stretch, I think he’s better offensively. Dray one seems a little rich, very close though, Horford seems primed for a huge yr

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        @jb Gilpin: Interesting take on Rubio v Elfrid. May be hard to pull off a straigh swap but I’ll try..

        Meanwhile, I picked up Wes and he looked fine today in his limited mins, though his D was non existent. Who would you rather own in a healthy scenario: Wes or Covington?

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        @JB Gilpin: Went ahead and grabbed The Regal Covington for Matthews, holding Turner (oh boy I hope he picks it up his next two games, just for my sanity). Yeah Wes may be nice later on but just needed those potential good stls and outta position brds from Cov as my stls are seriously lacking to start off with (cmon Elfrid!!), and I drafted Rob in the first bloody place so have to stick to my man.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Lasandro: Ohhhhh good one. Matthews is def great in roto but will continue to go slow. Kinda leaning Covington, glad you did it. Elfrid will get it goin!

  61. Nick says:
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    Pulled off the getting Turner for Burks + WCS…then WCS starts putting ups some great numbers…oh well I still think Turner is the better hold and long term player.

    Another question for you guys though. I’ve been proposed George Hill for Beal (8cat Dynasty). Plus swap of picks. His team is the worst so likely 1st pick overall for 4th pick (a pick I acquired from another manager).

    My conundrum is this. Beal is playing much better and it could be his breakout season and put up borderline top 30 value. Hill will likely hover around the 60’s all year. Bigger difference is that Hill is 29 and Beal is 22.

    BUT I would receive the #1 pick next year vs. the 4th. Is that enough to swing it in my favour or no? I also hold what could likely be the 2nd or 3rd pick. So I’m thinking I could offer both picks for the 1st later on.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Nick: In dynasty, yeah man still love that trade! Really only one pretty good game and then blah last time out for WCS. I like that deal for you, Beal in 8cat isn’t quite as interesting, well is it H2H or roto though? Beal in roto is solid. H2H I’d do it, roto I might hold off.

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        @JB Gilpin:
        It’s H2H. I think I’m holding off for now, Hill just seems so boring to me right now and doesn’t really have a big assists upside. Plus in dynasty terms I’m not sure if it’s worth it yet.

        I’ve proposed another one to a different manager that I’m sure you won’t be crazy about but its Tjones for Mudiay. I would do it normally but I’ve got Pau, Turner, Draymond, Ibaka and Gordon that all get me blks so I’m stacked in that department. But I’m shallow in assists and steals with only wall, dragic and knight as my PG’s. Blake and Draymond fill assists nicely but it’s not quite enough to win most weeks.

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          @Nick:

          Or what if I tried the same trade only substitute Jones for Beal?

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Nick: Yeah it’s close, I’m good with holding. Hill is pretty boring, def better in 8cat as well. Nah that trade offer is fine! Mudiay is muccchhhhhh better for 8cat, and long term upside is there for both. I still think Jones has a ton of upside, but given your roster comp, I’d be good with offering it in the Hill one again

  62. PotentialSeeker says:
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    Hey would you do this trade? My Chris Bosh for Derrick Rose and Andrew WIggins. This is in a 10 team h2h points league.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @PotentialSeeker: Yeah I think I would, i remain big on Wiggins, starting off with a little injury but got a long weekend off to heal it

  63. Jerry says:
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    Hey, JB! Do you like Covington, Galloway or Barnes this season? Thanks!

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      @Jerry: Hey man! Definitely Covington. Already set to play tomorrow, and a healthy Covington should destroy those other two. Might take a game or two to get the minutes up though

  64. Spo says:
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    Should I drop Stanley kohnson, O’Quinn, or Galloway for Marvin Williams ?

    Standard 9 cat h2h

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Spo: Ugh. Yeah Marvin is starting to be even a little better than the streaming class, and I can’t believe I’m saying this and might get yelled at, but I’m good losing StanJo for him in 10/12ers. I still think StanJo emerges as the season moves on, but his role right now is too small

  65. Jo says:
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    Hey guys, so I was offered Gortat for my Mirotic, what do you think? Is this monster week from Nikola gonna last?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jo: Hey man, ummmmm, I might lean Mirotic for the upside, I think it cools off a tad, but he’s still a lot sexier than Gortat haha

  66. eric says:
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    hey jb 18 team 9cats h2h i have nurkic and iggy available for nov3 im planning to drop neto? Is it worth to hold on nurkic? or go w/ iggy?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @eric: yo! Tough one, I’m fine losing Neto, guessing no IL spot to stash nurk?

      • eric says:
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        @JB Gilpin: unfortunately no IL. iggy right? or hold nurkic?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @eric: Oh I got ya, I would hold Nurk and hope for the best, he could be a huge asset in 18

          • eric says:
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            @JB Gilpin: thanks jb for advice!! Your awesome!!

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @eric: Any time man, appreciate it!

  67. Kris says:
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    Hey JB and Slim,

    Well, there goes the first week of fantasy hoops!

    20 teams 11 cats not in order. First week trouble for this team. You don’t wanna know the score.

    Jordan Clarkson
    Andrew Wiggins
    Sasha Vujecic
    LeBron James
    Terrence Jones
    Dwight Powell
    Clint Capela
    John Henson
    Alec Burks
    Zach LaVine
    Isaiah Canaan
    Eric Bledsoe
    Hollis Thompson
    Myles Turner
    Omer Asik – IL (Should I keep or drop?)

    Thoughts, please. 🙂 RAZZBALL! Thanks, guys!

    • Kris says:
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      @Kris:

      Oh and one more thing. Thoughts about Will Barton and Evan Fournier? Their minutes are up!

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Kris: Haha, only one short sched week, it can turn around! No Henson hurts. Wiggins is off an injury plagued week with his back. You could use Asik’s boards, I think you hold him. Vujacic can prob go. But I’d rather Barton and Fournier over both of them to help fill up min!

  68. Dally says:
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    Hey JB!!
    im in a 12man H2H league (9 cat + DD + TD + 3% )
    Ive started with a W, but few of my boys are starting glacial slow, i.e., clarkson, grotto, TJones.

    I’m considering dropping clarkson cus he is not really doing too much statistically, and was trying to trade TJones but no one wants a bar of him cus he lives in the infirmary. Would love ya thoughts on whether or not I should stick put with who I got and hope they pick it up, or if i should drop clarkson for something with at least a bit more upside (thinking Gordon if the minutes creep up a bit more)
    Note worthy FA include: Aaron Gordon, Smart, Delly, Burke, McConnell

    Wall
    Bledsoe
    Batum
    Monroe
    Drummond
    McCollum
    Chandler
    Collison
    Gortat
    TJones
    Clarkson
    Starvin Marvin

    Cheers mate!!!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dally: Hey man! Well Clarkson has been OK given the cheap cost! Tjones has been annoying… Yeah Gordon should prob be owned, btu I’m standing pat. Seems like you have a bajillion REB, I might look to move Monroe or Chandler or Gortat for one more 3PT shooter, maybe do a 2-for-1 to try and nab Gordon. Long term I like Gordon over Marvin, but you kinda need Marvin’s 3s right now

      • Dally says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Sweet, cheers for the advice mate!
        Do you think I should try shopping a 2 for 1 with gortat and clarkson for a gd 3pt shooter, and hope TJones gets back to form? or what other players would u suggest I could part with so I can pick up gordon?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Dally: Any time! Ugh well Gordon is certainly no rush anymore, no idea why low run tonight, I didn’t see any injury news. Yeah Clarkson+Gortat would be solid, wouldn’t give up any of your shooters and try not two big men

          • Dally says:
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            Well clarkson turned up nicely for me haha!
            What do you reckon about a gortat + clarkson for brandon knight or IT3 trade?

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Dally: Hah yeah he looked awesome! I dunno man, I think that’s shooting a little too low. Maybe one of those and a usable big man back as well

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