So as numerous comments have suggested over the years, I sometimes act as your fantasy therapist.  “WHY ARE ALL MY GUYS HURT?!”  But this morning, I’m using Razzball Hoops to therap-ize.  You guys are going to help therap-ize me…  Usually weekends are either “good”, “bad”, or “relaxing”.  That’s 99% of weekends.  Good = fun things happened, yay!  Relaxing = you didn’t do much, and you’re recharged for another work week.  Bad = things cut into the relaxing…  But for me, it ran the gamut!  I’ve mentioned a few times that the wife and I moved (yay!), we love the house (yay!), but ran into a bajillion little things and aren’t nearly as unpacked as we want (boo!) and missing a box that still hasn’t been found ($%&%!).  Then we have to rush Saturday night to get to Charlotte to be ready to tailgate for the Panthers game.  Tailgating was sick, but then I started to feel a little iffy during the game…  At least we were true fans and didn’t leave early to beat traffic in the 2nd half of that bludgeoning!  And I was able to snap the best picture I’ve ever seen of the Charlotte skyline:

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There’s your pinnacle!  Then I feel atrocious in a few hours of stop and go traffic, finally start feeling better, then get a tire blowout on the interstate and barely made it back last night…  What a range of emotions!  Anyway, long story short, I’m whiny, not feeling great, and the worst of all – didn’t watch as much hoops as I wanted to this weekend.  #RealLifeProblems!  So I apologize to the weekend commenters, getting to you guys now, and for a slightly shorter Monday Daily Notes that’s out later than usual.  But we’ve got a shortened Thanksgiving week to preview anyway!  Oh yeah, I guess I’ll stick with the usual daily notes format and tie this into fantasy – this article title could work for Nikola Jokic too!  Went nuts on the Spurs last Wednesday for a breakout, but then played 18 starting minutes worth of feeling sick, getting a flat tire, and losing an important box when moving Friday against the Suns.  Mike Malone even called out his guys!  “Lunch will not be served today due to lack of hustle!”  But then Jock Itch looked like a different player against the Warriors, going 11/11/2/2/1 in 27 minutes, while also helping us as a realtor and finding our house, helping the Panthers get to 10-0, and saving several stranded puppies in a well.  He’s a 20 year old on a young team, he’s going to go through a lot of ups and downs, but I say he’s worth a look even in 12ers.  If you don’t have anyone good to drop, I wouldn’t do anything rash though.  He’s at 19% owned in Yahoo and snatched up in all my RCLs, but might be worth a look on your leagues’ wires.  Here’s what else went down over the weekend in fantasy hoops action, plus The 7 Ahead for Week 5:

Jonas Valanciunas The Luminescent Lithuanian broke his bulb!  Yikes, tough one for owners as he broke his hand and will miss 6 weeks.  Without an IL, eesh I guess you probably have to hold in 10 or 12ers.  Shallower leagues you probably need production.  In his stead, Luis Scola should get a few more touches and Bismack Biyombo shifts to the starting center, and went 6/14/0/0/0 against the Clippers in 31 minutes.  ReboundNOF!  He should filter in some swats, but doesn’t do much else and is a historically bad FT shooter.  12ers in desperate need of a big could make the add now, and any deeper I actually think he should be owned, as it’s his spot for a long time.

Marcus Smart Hurt something called a “tibfib” joint, which makes it sound like the Celtics medical staff is Olde English.  Going to be out the next couple of weeks, so he’s a drop for me in 10/12 redraft leagues…  Obviously Isaiah Thomas gets a bump along with Avery Bradley, with Bradley playing a whopping 40 minutes Sunday (on a Brad Stevens team?!?!!?) for 27/4/1/2/1 and 7 treys in a loss to the Nets.  Bradley is still at only 68% owned, so be sure he’s scooped up in all your leagues.

LaMarcus Aldridge HOW DO YOU LET THE TERRIBLE PELICANS BEAT YOU, SPURS?!  Sorry, had to vent…  LA rolled his ankle early on Friday night, but was able to return.  Maybe he shouldn’t have…  Then sat against the Grizz.  Less worried long-term, more worried about Pop going slow.  David West wasn’t great in that spot-start v. MEM, but worth a short-term look in deepers.

Ryan Anderson Finally held to under 30 Pts!  The Suns bottled him up for 29 last night…  14 treys the past 3 games, but if there’s one thing you can count on, it’s the Pelicans medical staff effing something up.  I’m selling so high right now, that the haul I’d bring in will make me feel like The Wolf of Wall St.

Ish Smith Goes 17/4/13 Friday then an unreal 17/9/8/3/1 in a shocking win against the Suns yesterday.  HOW DO YOU LET THE TERRIBLE PELICANS BEAT YOU, SUNS?!  It looked like it was fading off, but I guess this Ish is still going on…  Should be owned in all leagues while hot, but if you can sell for much I would.

Kristaps Porzingis RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDICULOUS!  Kinda a blah Friday, but 24/14/2/0/7 in one of the best lines from the weekend Saturday against the Rox with a pair of treys.  36 minutes too!  So much for that tight minutes cap to start the season…

Brandon Knight Continued a sick 3-game streak with a 38/11/6/2/1 Friday night with 6 treys, but it was @DEN…  Then as shooters do, finally got cold Sunday against… THE PELICANS?!  WTF KNIGHT?!  THE PELICANS ARE AWFUL!!!!!!  Knight owners are feeling great after this past week though…

Gary Harris Had his best game on Friday scoring 20 Pts, and was decent enough against the Warriors Sunday for 12/3/3/1/0.  At least a trey and 12+ PTS in 4 straight, and they want him to run with that starting SG role.  That said, I don’t think he’s particularly special.  ThrAGNOF streamer/4-game wk weekly play to me.

Will Barton Still rather own Barton, but he’s going to have bumps.  Had an awful Wednesday against the Spurs, but then back-to-back usable games over the weekend, despite the unsurprising drop in treys.

Blake Griffin Because I have to.

Ed Davis Got 31 minutes outta nowhere for 17/15 and a block on Friday night, but then went back to his deep-league only 9/3/3 kinda line.  Not too much to rely on here, other than big man spot starts.

Rudy Gay Hurt his shoulder last Thursday, but it sounds like he’ll be back soon.  Even though they didn’t start with him, Omri Casspi still got 32 minutes Saturday night of 11/11/2/1/0 with a trey.  SPOILER ALERT!  I think he’s a weekly flier-play this week (see below).

Jordan Hill – Continues to be shockingly not bad, but his 20/11/1/2/1 9-10 FG game against the Bucks on Saturday had a lot of junky stats in there.  Not reading too much into it.

Robert Covington The Lord Covington finally looked like the Rob-Cov of old for 21/6/0/2/1 Saturday night, with 3 treys, only 1 TO, and 6-7 FT.  Gave him 13-14 FT over the weekend, even though Friday was a little blah otherwise.  With all the injuries and knee setbacks, he’s still at only 68% owned.  Fix this!

Tristan Thompson With Timofey Mozgov using his Healthcare.Mozgov for his shoulder the next 2 weeks, Thompson slid into the starting lineup Saturday and played 40 minutes!  40!  Went 9/16/5/0/2, but did have 2 TO and 1-2 FT – neither hurt you really in this one, but they are knocks on his game.  Uh oh Slim, I bet you’re gulping at this point, I actually think he’s… ughhh… can’t do it… uggghhhh…  must-own in 12ers…  NNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

 

The 7 Ahead

  • 5-game week: n/a
  • 2-game weeks: Chicago Bulls, Portland Trailblazers
  • Off day: Thursday (Thanksgiving)
  • Weekly League Streamers (by Y! ownership percent/games this week): Jeremy Lamb (31%/4), Jose Calderon (38%/4), Jerami Grant (10%/4), Omri Casspi (10%/4)
  • Stream day: n/a

Overall Thoughts: Wow, a ton of 4-game weeks for there being a full day off!  Even with the holiday on Thursday, it’s still a pretty normal schedule week.  Yet again the Bulls get a 2-gamer, and other than Damian Lillard, I don’t think you consider any Blazers in weekly.  With Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun so full, it’s going to be tough to actively stream one spot – as I mention on Saturday’s blurb, if your SAT/SUN isn’t full, there are three teams on b2bs to utilize streamers if you’re in limited moves leagues like the RCLs.  For my streamers, Calderon is getting more minutes and playing boring-but-decent ball, with the Knicks with wins.  With Gay, I think they take slow plus the Kings have a Fri/Sat b2b, so Casspi should get run this week.

Monday: Only OKC and PHO head into the week on the second leg of back-to-backs after playing yesterday, but I have a feeling Kevin Durant isn’t back yet tonight.  He’s a risky play in weekly, as OKC only play 3 which would be 2 even if he only misses Monday.  He’s off a pretty slow game, but Tyler Johnson is always a good streamer of mine, and the Heat should play some smaller lineups against the Knicks.  No teams start b2bs.

Tuesday: ATL, BOS, DAL, LAC, MEM and WAS head into back-to-backs, still a little worried on those Hawks vets and of course the Mavs vets.  Be careful with those guys, and Zach Randolph might miss one as well with a sore knee that cost him Saturday night.  Even though he looks fine, Chris Paul might get limited minutes if they’re spanking the Nugs.

Wednesday: No teams going into back-to-backs obviously with Thursday off, and all but 6 teams are going.  Everyone should have a full lineup.  Boston plays the awful Sixers, so that rotation could get every player involved for B-Rad, a little worried about the usable C’s in that game.  ATL goes @MIN which is actually fairly interesting after the Wolves shocked the Hawks in Atlanta, and Jeff Teague got away with a cheap shot on Nemanja Bjelica.

Thursday: EAT DAT TURKEY!

Friday: Whew, it’s a hectic weekend of NBA action!  Friday is just as full as Wednesday with only 6 off, and ATL, CLE, DEN, GSW, NO, SAC, SA and WAS all head into b2bs.  If there’s any game Ty Lawson is going to do anything, it’s Fri night hosting the Sixers.  DEN hosts SAS, so it could be a light game for the Spurs rotation, especially if Aldridge is still a little hobbly.

Saturday: BKN, LAL & TOR wrap up the b2bs.  In RCL leagues where moves have to be made the day before, I’m looking at these teams for Sat/Sun streaming stacks.  But before you add those streamers, both SAT and SUN are pretty full, so be sure they make your line-up both days, and if not, consider 1-game better options.  Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is a perfect streamer for REB/STL, Lou Williams can chip in some ThrAGNOF stats, and Scola and Biyombo as mentioned above should get some big man stats with JV out.

Sunday: We wrap up with BOS, DET, HOU, LAC, and MIL heading into b2bs, so be sure any of your questionable guys are going Sunday and not getting sat to play Monday instead.  Dwight Howard is going to be evaluated this week to see if he can play in b2bs, but pending that, SUN or MON could be a DNP, so watch that at the end of this week.  Also keep an eye on Clint Capela if you pick up Dwight news and need a Sunday big (he was awesome Saturday for 16/14/1/1/0).  IND goes @LAL, in what should be a heavy-paced game.  A lot of ThrAGNOFs could be used there.  I’d try to avoid everything that is [email protected]  Bluch!

 
Thanks for stopping by everyone, sorry again this weekend recap is a smidge shorter than your standard Monday Daily Notes, but as always, comment away on your thoughts from the weekend!  Thanks again for letting me get therap-ized by you guys in Razzball Nation for once, and let’s have a big Week 5!

  1. Wutang says:
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    Hey JB, was refreshing the site all morning to catch the notes – sorry to hear about your weekend, but your panthers look unreal so you still have that!!

    In my league [10 team default scoring (no max moves a week!)], KMidd and Collison were just dropped to waivers. I’m loving streaming, won all 3 of my weeks 8-1 so far, but I don’t think I have a streamer spot anymore with the add of Avery for at least this week. What do you think?

    PG: Bledsoe, IT3, Payton, J. Clarkson
    SG: Harden, Bradley
    SF: PG13, Gallinari
    PF: #Occupy, Favors, T. Jones
    C: Hibbert, Sullinger

    Thanks for helping buddy, and hope this week is a ton better for you!

    • Wutang says:
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      @Wutang: Marcus smart is out there too, could stash on the IL if you think its worth it

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Wutang: Hah, sorry about that but appreciate ya keeping your eye out! Ugh yeah, no streamers left! I guess maybe Hibbert is kinda close, but yeah if you have an open IL, put Smart there! I probably would indeed have to get Kmidd over Hibbert thinking over it…

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    I’m still trying to wrap my head around my dynasty/contract league offer I got. Before you ask, this league is 12 teams., 11 cat (OREB, PF) and PG/SG/SF/PF/C/3UTL/7BN.

    The original team:
    Kyle Lowry, Victor Oladipo, LeBron James, Giannis, Kristaps Porzingis, Nikola Jokic, Jeff Teague, Markieff Morris (ugh), Michael Carter-Williams (2xUGH), Manu Ginobili, Festus Ezeli, T.J. Warren, Jeremy Lin, Alec Burks, and Stanley Johnson.

    As you can probably guess, my team was me trying to build a good combination of players for now and future. My dynasty league does contracts that are based on the player’s overall ranking in our league. I figured if I do that, I’ll be fine. Though I seemed to have bombed it, so was just stocking up. Doing okay, but I knew I wasn’t probably going to defend my title this year.

    I put out an feeler on trading LeBron James because,of my team. Figured I’d eventually get an offer that would be worth trading him. Woke up this morning to the following:

    Chattanooga ******** (best team) – Blake Griffin & Kevin Love
    Deadlast Champs (me!) – Victor Oladipo & LeBron James

    How quickly do you think I hit the accept button? 1 or 2 seconds? Okay, I actually took my time waking up because I thought I was still sleeping.

    Now I do need a true SG, but hey, small steps.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dorian S.: Haha @ the Ughs. Hah well in a normal league I dunno about that one, but based on the contracts that does seem like a huge win. Nice!

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        @JB Gilpin: They weren’t higher picks, but I missed out on some good talent that was still on the board. As I didn’t realize they would drop off that badly. I’m going to get $0.05 on the dollar for both of them when I trade them and believe me, I’m trying.

        As for the league, yeah. If it wasn’t based on contracts I wouldn’t’ve made the trade. Though I might have to move someone because I don’t think I’ll have enough to afford Lowry, Giannis, Doom, Love and Griffin as we only have 100 for a soft cap and sacrifice our 1st for 35 more dollars and 2nd for 30 more. So a hard cap of 165.

        We keep the numbers low to make it easy. The reason I say I don’t think I’ll be able to keep all of them, is simply because Lowry/Love/Griffin are likely all 40, Giannis and Doom are likely 30-35. I forget the breakdown of costs. But as you can see, if the costs are what I think they’ll be I’ll likely be short.

        I’ll probably need to trade someone. Not sure who I’d move, but it’ll probably be what is the most I can get back. We’ll see when it happens. And for the record, yes I’d probably move Love or Griffin, simply because if Giannis and Doom cost 30-35, I could still probably keep someone on the sly for 10-15.

        Then again, we’ll see what happens. If some people on my bench turn out, I might have a lot of decisions to make later in the season and could have a really good team.

        Also JB, thanks again for the article. I forgot to say that. I really appreciate what you guys (all of the team) do for us.

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          @Dorian: Yeah I think I follow, sal cap leagues are a little tough to follow without being able to fully see everything haha. I think Love is indeed the first to move given injury history and cost inflation to next year (his cap will go way up due to a probable nice overall rank – if I’m following your league right haha). Thanks so much man! Definitely honored to have the team we do now, and of course the readers we’ve picked up!

          • Dorian S. says:
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            @JB Gilpin:
            ^_^ Hahaha. You guys write a lot of good articles and have helped me out a lot. I honestly appreciate it. Get a lot of information I normally wouldn’t and I’m able to pick up players you guys recommend that I might not have paid as close attention to. Like most of my current bench in my contract league.

            With this league, it is a 3 year contract, so you can keep as many players as you want as long as you meet the two caps. If you keep someone, you’ve got them for 3 years. So say I have Stanley Johnson who is ranked currently at 274 overall. 200+ is worth 10 for a contract, if I remember correctly (we’re still debating on costs). I could sign him for 3 years at a 10 salary and have a bargain basement cost for the next 3 years.

            Then again, it was based on an O-Ranking in Yahoo that a player started at, not what it ends at. This way a team didn’t get screwed over by someone having a fantastic year. For the record, yes that is how I scored Andre Drummond at 15, instead of his real price.

            I did this ‘cheaper is better’ in my original year and built my team up to the point where I won the championship last season. I’m going got just list that team as to how it shows from the database:
            Stephen Curry(40), Anthony Davis(35), Andre Drummond(15), Randy Foye, Draymond Green, Tobias Harris(10), George Hill(30), Ryan Kelly, Damian Lillard(30), Mike Muscala, Jusuf Nurkic, Kelly Olynyk, Andrew Wiggins

            For the record, Curry was a hold over from the previous owner, just after his ankle concerns and I drafted Anthony Davis and Damian Lillard on my picks when both were rookies. Hence why I scored both. Usually you use the 1st and 2nd on assured guys, not rookies, because rookies can usually be had for a lower contract price.

            Or you could do what some teams would do which is spend to the hard cap and keep a core group of players. Like I could build a core based off of Lowry, Giannis, Doom and Griffin. Building around that. Gives options and ideas for what people want to do.

            Some people also do an inbetween where they’ll sacrifice a round pick to keep a 30 or 35 ranked player.

            If you are wondering why my team is entirely different from last season, it is because we had half the league replaced from last season. We also are down 2 teams from 14 to 12. Therefore we sort of came around to that it would be better to give the league an entire makeover. Modify a few rules, etc.

            But yeah… I still wish I had my old team. Though that was a contracts over year for a lot of teams, myself included.

            Also, go figure. Markieff and MCW decide to have a good game just when I’m thinking maybe I should move them. Gods, I hate that.

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Dorian S.: Ohhhhhh OK I got ya, 3 year length makes a difference. Man off O-Rank though? Seems like it could mess up contracts too…

              Ah yeah, the ol’ dynasty/sal cap replacements… At least you kept the league up!

              Hahaha yeah MCW is frustrating, I have been standing firm with Kieff though, he hasn’t been THAT atrocious haha.

              Thanks for stopping by as always man!

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    Hello JB, awesome job so far man! Really loving your 7-ahead articles.

    Im on H2H -10 Team – 9 Cat league.
    My team :

    Guards : Curry, Walker, Bledsoe , Clarkson
    Forwards : Harris, Jones, Bjelica, Randle, Anderson, Noel
    Centers : Gobert, Horford, Biyombo (streamer spot)

    So im currently aiming in winning FG%, 3pm, Reb, Stl, Blk and Pts. Have won 3/4 matchups so far. I think i need to improve my Rebounds, Steals and Blocks abit.
    Who should i aim for in your opinion?
    Lastly, do u think i can get someone like BroLo , Jordan or Monroe for Ryan Anderson at the moment?

    Thanks in advance JB keep up the good work dude!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Tenethor: Thanks so much man! I actually think REB look solid, especially with Biyombo prob over 10 most nights. BLK look decent too, I can see the steals concern though. Any Curry build with decent G depth is gonna be good, I think you’re solid! And yeah def looking to move Ryno since your 3s are so good, prob not Jordan, but BroLo or Monroe are probably in the discussion! I’d prob start with monroe

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    Crazy offers this weekend:

    1. My favors+Porzi for Kawhi
    2. My Porzi for Monroe
    3. My drum+Teague for PGeorge+dragic
    4. My collison for nurk

    FA help:
    1. Drop Chalmers for javale (I know) or lauvergne
    2. Dropped Capella for pbev (no b2b this week.. Or ever w Dwight “healthy”)- good move or is pbev trash?
    3. Use my #9 waiver and drop cojo for joe Johnson? (Smart also available on waivers but extended absence sucks)
    4. Drop cojo or Ezeli to stash nurk?

    Thanks man!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Hamtime: 1. Wow… Probably taking 2. Definitely 3. Meh, close, love getting George, but depends on roster comp 4. Probably not

      1. Haha, nah I’d hold 2. I think it’s the right move looking for a lil PG help 3. YES! 4. Hmmm, lack of good news is concerning, prob not. Any time!

  5. Erik Capoccetta says:
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    Hi JB, first of all wish you to get well really sooon!
    Now I’m decided to take a bet on Jokic by dropping one of my underperforming Cs.
    Would you cut Dieng to add the Nugget’s young big man??
    I already have Myles Turner on an IR spot and brought in Capela to sub him. I’m also considering cutting Myles but really believe he will get a big chance once he gets back. Otherwise Dieng seems stucked on a KAT-backup role and I can’t see an opportunity for things to change coming soon.

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      @Erik Capoccetta: Thanks man! Doing a little better now. For sure! Worth the upside and Dieng needs a KAT injury. Yeah Myles looked awesome, maybe it’s a blessing in disguise with his hand and his knee doesn’t ever feel sore again

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    Sorry, last – would you rather own Ibaka or klay?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hamtime: 100% dependent on needs, vacuum probably still Klay

  7. TheJohn says:
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    Great read jb!!

    D u think ibaka is just playin low or his role change and wont make top20-30 this yr??

    Wanna trade dirk out on a sell high but wht is realistic… Lookin for rebound wid steals or decent ft if possible…

    Thanks!

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      @TheJohn: also an lookin for a low end bigman… Usin m morris (det) at the mo… D u rate RHJ or biyombo short trrm??

      Thanks loadd

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        @TheJohn: He’s better with Durant, so I think it picks up. Dirk for… Monta Ellis? Might work, that’s about as high as I would hope. I’d take Biyombo there.

        Any time!

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    Would you prefer Bjelica or DHJ rest of season in 9cat H2H? Thanks.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ken: You mean RHJ? I might go upside of RHJ there

  9. Principal Blackman says:
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    Is Kaminsky worth a look with him getting a little more run over the Charlotte’s last 3 games (24, 23, and 19 minutes)? He has 5 blocks and a couple of treys over that stretch and not much else. I’m considering giving him a spot on my bench over Pat/Pat or Jokic in a 14-team roto league.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Principal Blackman: Over PitPat, I might go upside there. But I dunno how much I trust Frank the Stank

  10. Dem ribbies says:
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    What is up w/ Tyson Chandler? Reduced minutes and vanishing production.

    Zaza on the wire in my 10-teamer. Would you drop Tyson for Zaza?

    • The Gintern says:
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      @Dem ribbies: Damn dude I’m jealous, I would do that in an instant! Zaza’s been killing it this year

      I’m also a little worried about Tyson – are the Suns younger guys gonna start eating his minutes or has he just been off?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Dem ribbies: @The Gintern: Yeah I’ll go Zaza, but I do think Tyson will be better. Last two look like some foul trouble

  11. Dante Green says:
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    Sup brotha! Had to pick up Calderon over Byombo! Went for them dimes and treys and the player with the hot hands… LOL. I mean he’s been playing pretty well in their mini-winning streak. Hah

    Colly’s got me a little worried. *Please prove you are a better player than Rondo!* Since you mentioned Jokic, would you drop Colly for him? Colly’s got a game tomorrow and I’ll be waiting first before doing anything stupid.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dante Green: I’m good with that! Same kinda range. Yeah I’d hold Colly a few more, it might be more a stash for him since I still wouldn’t be shocked at a Rondo trade.

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        @JB Gilpin:

        Yea, God I just love Colly! Hah

        Lost again by a huge margin. Weeks two and three my team was crippled by injuries and last week my opponent (the #1 team) has ten more games. How can I even hope to win that one! Hah

        Your thoughts on reports saying Nurkic already is taking some contact in practice and will probably be back by December? (That’s not too far away!) Stash worthy? I know Slim thinks he won’t be relevant this season, but I’m in dire need of a talented C! Not just the typical Cs you find in the wire that only offer boards and swats. Need that big man who could be a difference maker to any team! But who knows how long it’ll take Nurk to get his feet under him…… A week? A month? Would you wait, JB? Hah

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Dante Green: I do too man! Rondo 20 AST… Eesh… At least Colly got run.

          Welllll, they’ll go so slow too, I was ranking him like he’d be back now. I am still waiting most likely, sadly 🙁

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            @JB Gilpin:
            I’m still waiting for Rondo to break his hand or something!

            Yea, that makes Jokic an appealing pickup! Does DEN have a game tomorrow? Thinking of plucking him from the wire but dunno who to drop. Calderon or Hood?

            JB I think the moment all Agordon owners have been waiting for has finally come!! Free that beast Skiles you muhfcuker.

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Dante Green: Haha just needs a wrong step in the shower! Yup DEN hosts LAC tonight, tough one for Jokic. I’d prob drop Calderon. Damn that Skiles!

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                @JB Gilpin:
                Haha! But Karl’s running him down to the ground, I mean there’s our good sign right? Lol

                Thanks bud, will be listening to your pod

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                  @Dante Green: Maybe, I dunno if it’s Rondo feeling so healthy or them showcasing to trade haha. Thanks man!

  12. Rob says:
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    C’mon. No love for CJ McCollum this past week. I swear you guys only mention him when he’s having bad games lol

    • neogonzo mourning says:
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      @Rob: sick rainbow last night!

      • Slim

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        @neogonzo mourning: Yeah that was a much needed good game out of him. It was his 1st game over .500 shooting since Nov 4th (although he did have one game at .500 on the 13th) and the nice run of steals the past couple have been huge too. If only he could play against the Lakers every night…

        Apparently even when he’s good I have trouble getting excited about it. But maybe I’m wrong and he’ll stay over .440 all year, and improve on the 3.1:2.3 A/TO margin, and stay over 1.0 steals, and… Damn it, I’m doing it again.

    • Matt says:
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      @Rob: Add him to the Blake Griffin list.

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @Matt: I was all ready for JB to call Griffin a bust. Rough game yesterday. Gotta watch out for that PitPat defense! I know he probably never covered Blake but I still fell obligated to say it.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Rob: @neogonzo mourning: @Matt: @Slim: Hah did you skip the open? Had to kinda rush through today’s, these get so long I usually do most of it Sunday but didn’t get home until really late due to car trouble. Wow he hit 3 treys in a game? First time in a long time, even though he’s still shooting a ton!

          You could say “no love for ____” on 200 other guys

  13. Eric says:
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    Would you drop Z Levine, Marvin Williams or Galloway for Jokic? Could use another center.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Eric: Sure, ummmm, probably LaVine. Close though

  14. Nishinga says:
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    I kinda feel Jokic gonna get big in the next weeks, dropped Joe Johnson (this fool is doing good everytime I’m about to drop him, and so he did yesterday but Nets barley play this week and I felt like it is time to move on from his awful %) for him in my 10 Team H2H 9-Cat.
    I also think that Evan Turner gonna provide popcorn stats with little steals and good % until Smart is back.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Nishinga: I probably woulda held JJ, I think Jokic upside will be there some games, but JJ overall will be a tad better with the AST. I could see that with Turner, depends on ol’ B-Rad there, i kinda wanna see it for a stretch before I fully buy in

  15. That Feetwork says:
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    Hey JB!

    After such an up-and-down weekend, I hope you have the most mundane week ever.. Haha! Sincerely hope your week goes better and at least you and your family made it back safely.

    The Warriors continue their domination of the league and the only obstacle blocking their record-breaking streak is the little pebble known as my Los Angeles Lakers… 15-1 after Tuesday? A man can dream, right?

    Anyways, Smart went down, finally giving me a concrete reason to drop him, and I’m in need of some big man stats, but with struggling/old PGs like Dragic and Conley, is it too early to stash Wroten/Jennings? M. Leonard is also available to stash. Or should I pick up Jokic and stream that spot if it doesn’t pan out?

    As always, thanks for the advice!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @That Feetwork: Hah thanks man! Yup all is good so far, still hounding movers to try and find this missing box… Otherwise hoping for a few good work days then THANKSGIVING!

      Hahahaha that would be epic! Kobe goes for 50 Pts! Let’s hope…

      I think I’m going Jokic option, he’s playing now and is worth the upside IMO over those guys.

      Any time!

  16. Slim

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    Smart hit the INJ list today. I’d say he’s worth throwing on that IL spot if you got it.

    Uhoh Tyler Johnson, here comes Gerald Green getting the crunch time minutes (and sealing the win).

    • Slim

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      @Slim: oh Jokic is fine for now, esp considering the schedule. I’m just having trouble seeing season long value. Lauvergne outplayed him before he get injured and neither are Nurkic, and those 2 arent that far off from playing. We’ll see.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Slim: Yeah that’s a good call. I have him in one or two RCLs but still catching up. Pssshhh, Green is so up and down. And I don’t mean when the drugs aren’t kind… I don’t think Jokic is season-long either, but worth it right now, why I said I woulnd’t drop anyone good…

  17. regulargeorge says:
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    Should I trade my Aminu for Otto Porter?

    • Matt says:
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      @regulargeorge: Do you need steals more than rebounds? If so, yes. I know that Otto is more consistent (plus his percentages are better) but besides CJM and Lillard who else is going to score on Portland?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @regulargeorge: @Matt: Yeah kinda depends on build, I probably take Porter but I’m not a big Aminu guy still

  18. dom says:
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    which of these doo doo guards do you like best for a stream tomorrow: Rivers (@DEN), J Nelson (LAC), Felton (@MEM), Snell (@POR), Crabbe (CHI), Stuckey (@WAS), or Dudley (IND). thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dom: Haha, kinda leaning Nelson, and hope Mudiay struggles real bad against CP3

  19. Marshall says:
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    AD for Cousins and Carroll? no brainer right, even regarding depth?

    • Marshall says:
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      @Marshall: just another thought, what you you say about trading my cousins, bledsoe and carroll for AD, wall and galo

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Marshall: Yeah I’d def take AD. I like the 2nd one betetr those, both PG and SF are upgrades IMO, that would be a nuts trade!

        • Marshall says:
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          @JB Gilpin: he is now asking me cousins and t.jones for AD…

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Marshall: Mehhhh, yeah I prob still do it, but not as enthusiastic as the other offers

  20. Drez1 says:
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    Hey Slim, thanks for turning me on to Fargo. Binge watched the first season over the weekend after hearing you talk about it on the podcast, lol. Good stuff. Looking forward to season 2.

    • Slim

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      @Drez1: My pleasure. I binge watched a show that’s currently on BBC over the weekend, “You, Me, and the Apocalypse”. It’s fun. So British… a few American actors though. Like Rob Lowe as a drinking, smoking Vatican priest charged with finding the 2nd coming.

      I’m gonna rant on the podcast tomorrow I think. “The Brink” was canceled. That show was so good. Jack Black. Tim Robbins. I’m legitimately disappointed. And “The Soup” is almost over. I don’t know where I’m going to get my pop culture news from anymore.

      I’m going to try the new AMC show today. “Into the Badlands”. We’ll see, my expectations are low.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Drez1: @Slim: I still will be without watching Fargo for tomorrow haha… That Badlands show looks meh.

        I caught the Soup when the wife and I were surfing and we always stayed, it was fun. Surprised they’d cancel it, it costs like $100 to make…

      • Ryan says:
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        @Slim: @JB Gilpin: Fargo is awesome dontchaknow. Loved Billy Bob Thornton in the first season. JB, start off with season 1. Season two is a separate story, so you can watch it without being lost, but the first one was much better IMO.

        I saw “Into the Badlands” for the first time last night. Only lasted a few minutes before I asked myself “wtf am I watching?” and changed the channel..

        I don’t really care for pop culture stuff that much, but still found myself watching the Soup every now and then. I get that it might have lost some appeal after all of the years and the many shows that tried to copy it, but still, it’s not like they have anything better to air on E!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Ryan: Cool, yeah I’m def gonna start at the top. I’ll catch up with it when life settles down a bit haha. Prob avoiding Badlands then…

          Hahahaha, good point… Only expensive thing is McHale’s contract and all the gel!

  21. Scott says:
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    Drop LaVine or Lamb for Louis Williams?

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: In another league, the choices are LaVine or Evan Turner

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Scott: Nah, I think I’m holding in all of those right now… Russell playing more and having more responsibility isn’t helping

  22. Sorry to hear about a rough weekend JB. I streamed Nikola Jokic last night, dropping Rodney Hood to do so. Hood is back on waivers and someone dropped Danny Green set to come off tomorrow morning. Do you think I should drop Jokic and put a claim in for Green, re-add Hood or hold Jokic in hopes that he’s this year’s Rudy Gobert.

    • @WNWDOTCOM: Oh and also, you advised against trading Lillard and Gobert for Wall and Pau Gasol but I ended up trading Jared Sullinger, Gobert and Lillard for Kyrie Irving, Wall and Pau Gasol. I know I’m taking the downgrades at PG and C but I was just thinking Kyrie for Sullinger made a lot of sense. Did I wreck my title hopes with that?

      • @WNWDOTCOM: Quick update, glad you haven’t come through yet: Kent Bazemore just hit waivers. So – drop Jokic for Green, Hood or Kent Bazemore or hold?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @WNWDOTCOM: No worries man! Glad the Panthers won, or else I might have stayed in bed all day. Def don’t think Jokic is near the Gobert level, I would put the claim on Green, even over Bazemore.

          I don’t love that deal just because you take on a lot of injury risk. The side you gave up is pretty durable. That said, if everyone stays healthy ROS, it’ll look great, especially to your G depth!

  23. dom says:
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    So I have Valanciunas in my 10 team 9 cat h2h with 15 roster spots and no IL. I only have 2 other guys who qualify at C in Whiteside and Gobert. I’m trying to decide whether to hold JV or not.

    Valnciunas fit my team well as a FG% buoy, but having a dead roster spot for 6 weeks does not appeal to me. I currently have no spots to stream with as this is my roster

    PG Bledsoe, R Jackson, Mo Williams
    SG Harden, Clarkson, Wes Matthews
    SF Wiggins, T Harris, Crowder
    PF Millsap, Porzingis, T Jones
    C Whiteside, Gobert, Valanciunas
    Util

    So if I hold JV I have no room to stream unless MoWill, Crowder, or Matthews becomes droppable (are they?). This week alone I have an open lineup spot on Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday, and I have no one at all playing Thursday. Any advice? Thank you

    • JB Gilpin

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      @dom: Yeah, I think he can go, let it be someone else’s headache. I’d use the spot to stream or maybe look for Biyombo is avail. Everyone is off Thursday for Thanksgiving, so you’re not losing any games there!

  24. Rackethat says:
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    I’m in a 10 team custom H2H league with no percentages. Should I drop Lavine or Barton for D’Angelo Russell?

    PG: Brandon Knight, Isaiah Thomas, Ricky Rubio, Michael Carter Williams
    SG: Jordan Clarkson, Zach Lavine
    SF: Rudy Gay, Will Barton
    PF: Derrick Favors, Blake Griffin
    C: Andre Drummond, Deandre Jordan, Greg Monroe, Dwight Howard
    IL: Jusuf Nurkic

    Help is much appreciated!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rackethat: Oh nice, no %s definitely! Probably losing LaVine. Any time!

  25. The Gintern says:
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    Hope this week is less hectic for ya JB! And hope you’ve got better luck finding that box than Kobe shooting basketballs…. He’s 1940s bad, eesh: ow.ly/UYU55

    Thoughts for ROS in 16 team deep bench 9cat roto league: Was offered Korver and Smart for Jrue. Seems like too much, lots of injury risk with Jrue but Korver does seem to be slowing down this year. Worth doing just Korver for Jrue? I need assists badly, have already explored a lot of options and been rejected.

    Also hoping to catch Reke’s owner sleeping and get him at a good price, we’ll see. Would love to do a two for one, maybe smart and tyson chandler, to free up space to grab Jokic or maybe Delly for some assists, or even Patty Mills. Don’t think anyone is worth a drop, though (Colly, Smart, Jeremy Lin, TChandler, Manu).

    Alternatively, worth giving up smart to get Lavine? Marcus just doesn’t seem like he’s having the coming out party I was hoping for this year, but not sure if Lavine really helps out that much. Hoping to be able to trade Smart’s steals for assists, and it wouldn’t hurt to ditch his bad %s.

    Also wanna second Rob and give CJ some love, he’s been killing it! Really tough to see Vala go down for 6 weeks, but at least Covington and DeMarre looking better and Colly and Redick are, well, at least back on the court…

    Appreciate any insight as always!!

    • The Gintern says:
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      @The Gintern: Update: Received an offer of my Tyson Chandler and Marcus Smart for Brandon Jennings and Amir Johnson. I’m tempted – worth the risk with Jennings?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @The Gintern: Haha thanks man! It’s gonna calm down a little here, but still crazy through Thanksgiving. Sure Korver straight up seems worth it to me. If you don’t have injury spots, then yeah I’d grab LaVine.

        Yeah McCollum has been better! Steals were totally absent until lately, and his best game there was against the Lakers… He has been better than I thought though.

        Mehhhh, nah I wouldn’t do that, Jennings has to be dealt for it to work out IMO

        • The Gintern says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Cool, thanks dude enjoy your turkey day!

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @The Gintern: Thanks man, you too!

  26. Ankur says:
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    Yo Yo,

    Best of luck with the move. Brill article.

    Who would you cut for Covington – if anyone??

    Clarkson, Fournier, Payton, Wall, Wiggins, Favors, TJones, Gobert, Markieff, Gay, Rondo, Parsons, Mirotic!!

    I know right…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ankur: Thanks so much appreciate it! Yikes… Right now I guess it kinda has to be no one. Would look for an immediate 2 for 1 trade with someone haha

  27. Mari says:
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    Hey JB and Slim,
    Harrison Barnes has been doing pretty good so far, so who would you prefer ROS? Him or Covington?

    Also, wanting more assists, with more or less similar stats, I dropped Marieff for Tyreke, wise move?

    Thanks!

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      Or, in other words, who would you guys drop to reestablish Covington and chief Kieff into my roster: H Barnes, Tyreke, or even Sully and Otto (who I has been not only productive but incredibly efficient) ?

      Or should I just stay put?

      The areas that my team lack in are in efficiency and in blocks (which I’m pretty much punting). I’d like to up my scoring and my assists, too (although I’m leading the league in assists but I like to dominate in, at least, one area)

      Thanks, fellas.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Mari: Still going Covington there, more upside almost everywhere. I wish you coulda held Kieff, but no issue there. I think owning Covignton and Reke is solid, but would look for maybe a 2 for 1 and hope to get Kieff back

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          @JB Gilpin: I could drop Otto for Kief, but man I’m liking Otto right now

        • Mari says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Or I can drop Elfrid and repick up Keif

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Mari: Yikes, yeah Otto has been awesome, Kieff was great tonight though… I gotta go Kieff over Otto, but it’s not a fun add/drop for sure…

  28. Chinzy says:
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    Hey JB,

    Just traded my Fournier + Monroe for George Hill + Favors.

    Was really high on Favors coming in but went before I could have picked him up. Was also getting worried about Monroe getting less touches since MCW is back.

    You think I won the trade?

    10 Man H2H 9 CAT ( My strategy: Punt FT)
    Victor Oladipo PG/SG
    Brandon Knight PG/SG
    George Hill PG/SG
    Isaiah Thomas PG
    Kyle Lowry PG
    Darren Collison PG
    Bradley Beal SG
    Al-Farouq Aminu SF/PF
    Thaddeus Young SF/PF
    Derrick Favors PF/C
    Andre Drummond PF/C
    DeMarcus Cousins PF/C
    DeAndre Jordan C

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chinzy: Nice move! I love it. Definitely a big fat W!

  29. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Weekly H2H pts, start 2 this week:

    JR Smith (4G: vOrl, vBkn, @Tor, @Cha)
    A. Gordon (4G: vNY, vMil, vBos, @Cle)
    Bazemore (4G, but questionable for tomorrow: vBos, @Min, @Mem, @SA)
    Mahinmi (3G: vChi, @Was, @LAL)

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: With Faried now doubtful for tomorrow and with only 2 games otherwise, I now need to start 3 of the above. Who’s the bench? I’m leaning Bazemore since he didn’t practice today and is looking like a GTD tomorrow.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Steve Stevenson: Yeah Faried was gonna be out, Bazemore feels a little too risky for me. I’ll go mahinmi (love bigs v. Lakers and gets to go v former teammate Hibbert) and JR

  30. Chris says:
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    Hi,

    I’m in a 12-team 9cat roto league and my team is:

    John Wall
    Serge Ibaka
    Al Jefferson
    Jeff Teague
    Isaiah Thomas
    Greg Monroe
    Danilo Gallinari
    Robin Lopez
    Jordan Clarkson
    Zaza Pachulia
    J.R. Smith
    Tristant Thompson
    C.J. Miles

    I just received a trade that gives me Lamarcus Aldridge for Isaiah Thomas. Should I do it??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: Definitely! You have pretty good guards and IT has some upside while Smart is hurt, but it’s worth it and you cut down on some TO

  31. Phranque (pronounced Frank) says:
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    Hi guys,
    1) What do you expect from George HILL ROS?
    2) What do you expect from Tyreke?
    3) Would you dump HILL for TYREKE?

    Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Phranque (pronounced Frank): Hey man 1 – he’s hitting 3s at a crazy % and STL are a tad high, rest looks about right 2 – A ton of AST, but might be annoying early as they ease him in 3. Eeeesh, if AST was the dire main need yes, but both should be owned

  32. Lawson says:
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    How do you feel about the return of Beverley? Would you add him instead of Gary Harris, Jeff Green or Jerami Grant (14 team league) I could use some steals and 3s.

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lawson: Yeah I’m finding a way for him with Lawson so bad. I’d lose Green

  33. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    Does Javale put a damper on Dwight powell’s outlook this season?

    Also would you drop anyone from Bazemore?

    12 Team H2H 9 (CAT)
    PG- John Wall, Eric Bledsoe, Darren Collison
    SG- Bradley Beal, Jordan Clarkson, Alec Burks
    SF- Danny Green, Marcus Morris
    PF- Derrick Favors, Kenneth Faried, Markieff Morris
    C- Demarcus Cousins, Dwight Powell

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J: Sorry comment got posted down below!

  34. dem ribbies says:
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    you think Nerlens is a buy low or buy-no?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J: Ummm, I don’t think too much, but doesn’t help. I haven’t been huge on powell in redraft anyway though. Only one to me is Powell, I think I might for the upside. Any time!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dem ribbies: I’d buy low, 1 BLK in past 6 seems mad fluky

  35. . says:
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    Trade analysis: giving favors and Wesley Matthews for vucevic and Irving?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @.: Hmmm. Favors def over Vuc, and Irving over Matthews, but risk there. Wow, I think I hold…

  36. Craig says:
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    Should I drop Tyson Chandler for Jokic in a 12 team dynasty?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Craig: Dynasty, yeah I think I’d do that and hope Jokic sticks

  37. Hamtime says:
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    1. Could you pls justify why Monroe > Porzi? I love that Porzi can hit 3s steal blk and hit fts. Monroe is a double double threat but so is Porzi, who is more fun to own. Trade is mine for the taking because Monroe owner loves Porzi, but man, I do too!

    2. Favors + Porzi for Kawhi is tempting too, but 16 man league, I’m wary of 2-1s with so few bigs available. If I accept, I’d have a core of Lillard Kawhi ibaka tjones dragic. Hmmm

    3. Is this ranking correct? Joe Johnson, smart, cojo, Ezeli?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hamtime: Got ya on REL!

  38. Jerry says:
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    Hey, JB! Should I pick up Bazemore, who looks like he may return tomorrow or go with Covington? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jerry: I’m sticking with Covington. Any time!

  39. Afro says:
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    JB with all the Porzingis hype.. is it time to sell high on my Latvian Lover? If so who should I be targeting if I want still need big man stats? What round value?

      • Afro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: That must be why I have him in 4 out of 5 of my leagues! Love your work! I am shooting for the sky.. I will start with PG13.. Let’s see where I end up!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Afro: Hah thanks man! Hahahaha, PG13 is prob too high, but def start high then go lower!

  40. jdubs says:
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    Ayyy JB! I just traded Okafor for his Reke, what do you think? I’m getting killed in %’s, TO’s, and 3’s and dominating Rebs, Asts, Stls, and Blks.
    14 team h2h 9 cat

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jdubs: Yo! Well you def are tanking TO then haha, but I like it!

  41. Carl says:
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    This guy sent me a trade offer, his Nikola Vucevic and Jrue Holiday for my Rudy Gay and Rudy Gobert. Clearly he has a thing for Rudys! Seems like a horrible trade, or maybe not. I don’t know! I’m so confused! Save us Rudy.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Carl: Haha gotta stick with your team Rudys! Def Rudy G over Vuc and def Rudy G wayyyy over Jrue, I guess he was trying a buy low on Gobert and while Gayw as hurt, but Gay is already back and looked fine tonight

  42. Lasandro says:
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    I think the main thing that keeps Barton a must-own even in the most shallow of L’s (like mine) is his squeaky clean shooting %s. His shot selection is so good and the guy really gets to the hole. Prob blasphemous, but he has some KD to him in that he’s a long dude taht can handle the ball very well and knife his way to the rack without elite quickness or power. Crafty, is the word I’m lookin for.

    I dropped Burks for Bradley (its a 9-team roto, so good options on the wire) and with Hood coming along and Hayward gaining some traction, it may have been teh safer bet for at least the next two weeks. But man am I torn between Ish and Barton…. I know I need help with my FG% which is why I’m still holding Willy, but MAN!!

    What’s your outlook on Hibbert’s scoring? If the guy were to consistently hit dub digits in scoring, I’d want him more than Plum and Marvin, but it’s a shame he hardly shoots. I know you like his blocks but the otehr two guys contribute there too, while chipping in pts, stls and with Marv, 3s. I’ve got no one to drop for these 3 (TJones is still a hold everywhere, right?) but just an interesting little debate..

    GO PANTHERS!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Lasandro: While his FG% should be good, it should be with a lot less 3s like we’re seeing. Totally fine holding for now, I’m good with that Bradley move. Ish is gonna slow down with Reke coming back soo too.

      Tjones def a hold, I’d take Hibbert over Plumlee though… Hibbert’s scoring is a tad down but at least his FG% is up with some crazy Ft volume for a big.

      Go Panthers indeed my man!

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: Ah, thanks for reminding me about Reke. Yep, def happy about picking Bradley up.

      Now, here’s another one: Gordon had himself a second half guarding LBJ tonight and Rotoworld is already speculating that Skiles may wanna shake things up by putting him in the starting 5… not sure how that’d work, though. Unless Elfird is benched and Oladipo plays the 1? Either way, if there’s news that he indeed starts the next game, is he an add over every other conceivable player out there? Like, I’d happily cut Will the Thrill for Gordon, if I know he’ll be playing close to 28mins.

      GREAT point re: Hibbert’s ftms. Speaking of centers, I’ve decided to not even watch Utah games, as a Gobert owner. His per game stats of late are gross as it is, right now… 3 TOs with no asts in one half, Rudy? C’mon mon frere 🙁

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: Also, I’m shooting over an offer to trade my LBJ and Jack for Kawhi and Jackson/Kemba, what you think?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Yeah I dunno if Gordon can bang enough, but good to see mins coming. Yup if the mins are there, agree Gordon>Barton. Haha Gobert minor injury last night too, ughhh. Ohhhhh I like that one, Kawhi and Kemba would be solid for me!

      • Lasandro says:
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        @jb Gilpin: woah, you rate kemba higher than RJax?? Is that because of Jennings coming back or? I’ll be losing a lotta assists by giving LBJ and jack away so I may have to swap my streamer Barton out for, say, ish smith

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: Yeah I think so, I had them ranked very close coming into season and Kemba is looking like he’s in for a career yr in FG%. Lower TO is a big kicker. More STL.

  43. Teyshawn says:
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    WHATTT is going on with Tyson Chandler? He’s really screwing me. Have him in any leagues?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Teyshawn: Yeah it’s weird, I ranked him somewhat favorably and never ended up with him… This should’ve been a better game for him tonight. Cuttable in 10ers I’ll be sure and mention on the Pod tomo morning

      • Teyshawn says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        What do you think of trading away Horford and Tyson for Love and Noel?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Teyshawn: Take a hit on Horford’s value, but I think it’s enough of a haul I like it

  44. miles proudfoot says:
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    would you rather drop sullinger or a gordon for a better waiver wire pick up? IM always reluctant to drop Gordon.

        • miles proudfoot says:
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          @JB Gilpin: how bout for Danny Green ?

          • .. says:
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            @miles proudfoot: why tf is Danny green not owned

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @miles proudfoot: @..: Hah ummmm Green needs to be owned. I’d prob begrudgingly lose Sully

  45. JG

    kw says:
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    Nerlens Noel is killing me. Then again, it’s the Sixers…just have him come off the bench already and not play as many minutes with Okafor. Argh…

    Outside of that, glad to see KD back. Wiggins was awesome..yeah yeah, vs the Sixers but saw some nice aggression tonight. Low and behold…Rotoworld notes:

    “His defensive stats have improved lately with averages of 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steal per game over his last five, but he’s still only returning late-round value and is better suited for points leagues.”

    Mind boggling….

    Yeah, let’s see if anyone of their writers can justify trading Wiggins for say a Tyson Chandler.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @kw: Yeah the low blk lately is odd. Hahahaha we talked that on the Pod a little bit. Feels like beating a dead horse, but I’ve been getting flack for it too… Oh well!

  46. Patty Mills is my homeboy says:
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    Hey JB,

    How do these guys stack up ROS:
    Burks, Mirotic, DeMarre Carrol, Danny Green.

    I own Burks and Mirotic and reckon I could swing them for one or both of those other guys. I hate owning Mirotic!

    Also Gobert owner is looking to move him. I reckon Horford would get it done but that feels like too much. THoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Patty Mills is my homeboy: Hah yeah I was gonna say Caroll and Green are the owns! I’d prob switch both. Nah yeah I wouldn’t do Horford who looks awesome, I’d go a little lower

  47. Nick says:
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    Need an SG. 8cat Dynasty

    Hoping to trade Gallo for Fournier + Plumlee.

    Would you settle for Korver + Plumlee?

    Or sit tight for now?

    I do have enough SF’s with Draymond, TJ and Gordon so one of them is expendable.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Nick: So you’re moving Plumlee, right? Fournier looks great, I’d rather the Korver one, not doing the Gallo one right now

      • Nick says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Sorry, no it would be my gallo in either one for the package deal involving plumlee, paired with either Fournier or korver

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Nick: Oh OK, then yeah I like getting Fournier, I dunno about the Korver one

  48. Lasandro says:
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    The Marcus Morris Conundrum. I’ve owned him from the get-go in my shallow roto and he came out with a bang, but those %s are horrendous and I’m holding due to his crazy mins and that SVG obviously likes him out there manning the 3 and the 4. What’s to be done? Don’t think I can trade him away as I’m in a 9 teamer. Guys like Lamb, Marv Will, Ish, D Russell, Hood, Bazemore, Gordon and Harris are available, but it’s hard to emulate the good brds, pts, stls and 3s MM can bring to the table. not to mention the volume fts. Just sit and wait? He is a great fit in that team – reminds me of Rashard Lewis on those SVG Magic teams.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Lasandro: Yeah a little rough last night but had been decent enough before that. I think I’m waiting it out. Hmmmm interesting comp to Lewis, needs to be a better shooter though…

  49. EPH says:
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    I get KD for Gobert and R.Jax.

    Go for it?

    I still have Whiteside to keep me up with my blocks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EPH: Yes definitely! No hesitating on that one!

      • EPH says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Now he’s the one hesitating haha. I’m thinking of offering draymond + r. jax instead.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @EPH: Yeah, I still like getting KD, but with Whiteside I like the Gobert one better 🙂

  50. Threekola says:
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    Hey JB/Slim

    Was wondering how you guys rank Millsap, Kawhi, Horford, and Bosh

    I was thinking of trading away Millsap + Horford…my combo =[

    fBut to get Kawhi +Bosh.

    In a vacuum, what do you think?

    For me, I need points/threes and to maintain blocks. Do you think Bosh keeps blocking over 1 shot a game? Also is there upside for Wade getting injured?

    And Kawhi is hitting 1.8 threes a game right now…no clue if he keeps that up.

    Answer however much of that as you want hahah!

    Thanks as always.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Threekola: Prob going Kawhi, Horf, Mill, Bosh. Nah I don’t think Kawhi is that much better to take downgrade to Bosh. Sure there’s some Bosh upside, but I don’t think enough. I think Kawhi can stay at 1.5ish 3PTM as he keeps getting touches this year. Shot looks great so far! Any time!

  51. Beards says:
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    Trade my Porzingis and Hayward for Horford and Clarkson?
    H2h 9 cat keeper league

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Beards: Nahhhh I really like Horford, but in keeper those 2 you have are so much younger

  52. Wayne says:
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    Hey bro! I have an offer for
    my Dirk and Dwight H. for Marc Gasoline
    and another offer for my N.Noel and Eric Gordon for CP3.
    I need some advice coz Im losing and I don’t really know the reason besides the injuries lately. I’m looking to rebuild.

    16 team h2h
    Current lineup:
    LBJ
    Melo
    Jabari P
    Dirk
    Dwight
    Nerlens N
    Eric Gordon
    Dragic
    Ilyasova
    P.j Tucker
    George Hill
    Capela

    Inured List
    M. Smart
    B.Jennings

    • Wayne says:
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      16 team h2h 9 cats

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Wayne: Got ya on that last podcast! Gasol one is younger and def helps, even though you get a young Noel I think CP3 can get you more

        • Wayne says:
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          Thanks, Sir! 🙂

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Wayne: Any time!

  53. Juan says:
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    Hey JB,

    Need some insight here, im playing a 10 team 9-cat league

    My Roster:
    G – Westbrook,Teague, Dragic, Russell and Mo Williams
    F – Covington, Sullinger, Aminu, Middleton, Mirotic
    C – Noel, Gobert, Monroe, Gortat

    Jokic is up in the wire would it be smart if i take him for Russell?
    and Wroten and Jennings are still on the wire too should i start stashing them already? and for who? Smart got dropped to the wire for now as well.

    • Juan says:
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      @Juan: Actually Danny Green is still in the wire would it be smart to dump russell and pick up green or hold off since russell might have more of an upside at the moment?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Juan: I think with your G depth I’m good with it, although Mo might be the better drop since his value will take a hit in a month with Kyrie back. Nah in a 10er I don’t think you need to worry about them, but yeah I’d grab Green. I think since you could use one more upside C I would lose both Russell and Mo for Jokic and Green

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