Holy schnike, what an opening set of games!  And what a night for Believeland!  The Cavs get to raise their banners and get their ring pops to open the 2016-17 NBA Season, then top it off by playing a disjointed group of SUPER streetballers that a high school team might be able to beat.  Really, Knicks?!  17 assists to 18 turnovers?!  Just an absolute collapse by New York after a nice 2nd quarter run.  I guess they’re going to end up going 115-1…  Then a mere 50 feet away, the Windians pick up game 1 in the World Series, shutting out the Cubs 6-0.  The dude who wrote Major League couldn’t have even foreseen this!

After seeing what LeBron James did last night, it made me want to link MAC’s comment on our staff picks article.  Of course I’m overreacting to one game, but man did Bronny Bron look hungry from some MVPness (be sure to say that word out loud).  19/11/14/0/1 for his first career Opening Night tripdub, as the Cavs stand-n-shooters all hit their threes boosting the dimes.  Monster dunks early and often, but still had his deficiencies in FT (1-2), treys (0-3) and TO (4). If Cleveland can keep rolling like this, and the MVP talk remains clamorous, we all know we need to be shopping him in a month or two.  As we mentioned a few times in the offseason, his schedule in the H2H Playoffs (or at the end of the Roto season) is fraught with DNP landmines.  I got The King in one of my RCLs, and if he’s still around by the All-Star Break, I have a feeling I’m going to have trouble dealing him away.  But others in your league are likely a little less competent with foresight and don’t read Razzball, even though it’s a Shakespearean Tragedy!  So hopefully in those leagues, you’ll be able to capitalize.  Who knows, in Razzball leagues, maybe the hate and talk of trading him will create a buying opportunity!  And maybe even the Knicks will turn it all around and fight the Cavs for the best record in the East…  Hah, now we’re getting into some super crazy talk!  Here’s what else went down across the first 3 NBA Openers last night:

Kawhi Leonard Wooooo!!  If you didn’t catch that, WOOOOOOO!!!!

What a way to start the season for yours truly!  I get this epic line of 35/5/3/5/0 (10-21 FG 15-15 FT) for my REL team, I get a 1-0 lead on the 30-point challenge board, the Spurs prove me right with what I said on the post yesterday morning and on the Podcast that they were going to win this game and the Warriors fans would panic, and my staff picks of the Spurs winning the title and Kawhi winning the MVP could not look any better!!!!  …after one game.  But hey, it’s nice to feel good, and I don’t care if that was an epic run-on sentence!  Woooooo!  Sorry to steal your Thunder (hah), Steph!

Jonathan Simmons – Looked pretty fantastic.  And I wrote most of this blurb in the first quarter!  Ugh.  High energy but never looked out of control, nabbed boards, great eye for some facilitating… 20/4/3/0/1 (3 treys) and had an extra assist taken away with Dewayne Dedmon rim-checking himself on a wide open dunk, Shaqtin’ a Fool-esque.  Hit big threes to end the first and second quarters, got a monster block on Curry on a transition layup, had a huge and-one drive to fend off a late rally, posterized JaVale McGee at the end… And if he can play consistently like this, might be Pop’s new Manu for the next decade.  Less 3s, but bench energy and offense, which really decided that blowout in GS last night.  He’s certainly not going to be dependable enough yet in a 12er, but with 3 more games this week, I could see streaming him in deepers.  A lot of this line was a result of game flow, and don’t forget Danny Green is out a few weeks, which will put pressure on minutes most of the year as well.  In 12ers, I’m nabbing Joe Johnson where I could.  But deep leagues, give me Jonathan Simmons for the shot at season-long value if both are avail.

Kyle Anderson On the Pod, I mentioned some pessimism this would work out, but he should be giving you better lines than 3/4/0/1/0 in 22 minutes sans-Danny Boy….  He’s just starting his season in slow motion.

Pau Gasol Your epic game 1 buy low.  I think I’m going to float offers everywhere I can.  Horrific 2/4/1/0/0 in 18 minutes to start his Spurs tenure, but we all know it’s not going to be this bad.  The Warriors also went small a lot of the night, so this didn’t project to be a great matchup anyway.

Kevin Durant So weird.  Scores the first 2 Pts of the Western All-Stars season, and it just seems wrong to see him in gold…  Was your best Warrior last night going 27/10/4/2/2-rainbow with no TO.  It wasn’t even like the Warriors played that bad!  Spurs got a lot of bounces and just looked ridiculous.  Mmmmm, I feel good about that!  Woo again!

Draymond Green At one point in the first half, Kerr yelled at him, “”You gonna fu#*ing play or what!?”  Immediately picked it up, and after a lackluster start, gives us that #Occupy line we’re used to of 18/12/6/5/1 with 2 treys.  And easily the best part of Bleacher Report’s Warriors Musical that TNT showed was Green’s errant kicks…  But why are they calling it “Super Team: A Warriors Musical”?!?!?!  That’s just confusing, I thought it was about the Knicks at first…

Zaza Pachulia ZAZA SMASH!!!!  ZAZA BRING YOU THE HEADS OF ALL THE OTHER ALL-STARS!  Had a nasty behind the back pass to Klay for a trey which Klay ruined, and I think he’s going to play more than this most nights.  Although, yes Jeremy, I want Steven Adams by a good bit now 🙂

Klay Thompson Speaking of Klay, look who’s on the outside looking in!  11/1/2/0/0 with only one 3 in 33 minutes.  Obviously if you can get him on the cheap I would, but other than going small for longer than I expected, this played out kinda how I saw the Warriors playing out…

Stephen Curry …minus Steph missing all his 3s.  26/3/4/0/0 with 4 TO and shot only 3-10 from deep.  That said, had some aggressive drives that kept making Reggie Miller pitch a tent and shot 9-18 overall.  3 treys and high volume 50% shooting in an awful game for him!?  Why I kept him #1 in 9-cat.

Patrick McCAWWWWWWW! – McBench.

Joe Johnson – Have I said WOOOOO yet?!  On the Pod I mentioned I streamed Iso Joe over Kyle Anderson (sadly in only one league, only had one open spot I liked in my RCLs), and boy did he put the Jazz on his old shoulders!  29/4/3/1/0, shooting an absurd 12-16 with 3 treys.  While no Derrick Favors helped and obviously it’s not long-term with Gordon Hayward coming back, I nabbed him in both the RCLs he was still available.  But only getting him in leagues deeper than 10ers with someone droppable.

George Hill – 19/2/6/2/1 with only 1 TO!  That’s the kind of AST:TO you were looking for!  Did most of the damage early, but he fits this team so well…

Rodney Hood Almost got The Hockey Guy a 30-point challenge point, going 26/2/1/2/1 with nary a TO.  But most importantly, collapsed in a heap with what looked like a kankle, and with his history of lower leg injuries, everyone held their breath.  Luckily he ended up being fine and finished the game.  It’s going to be a worry for me all year.

Rudy Gobert Played an absurd 41 minutes!  But hey, at least Jeff Withey got me a steal and a block for the REL!  Silly Schhhhhhhnyder.  12/14/2/0/2 for Monsieur Elbow, and 4-4 FT!  Of course the smallest of samples, but preseason FT% uptick looks to be real!  Although that line looks kinda blah in per-36…

Trey Lyles Even though I was pretty low on him going into the year and was surprised seeing him drafted in 12ers, I wasn’t expecting only 18 minutes of 5/2/2/0/0.  D-Fave got in an “intesne workout” so his absence appears to be brief as well…  No bueno…

Damian Lillard Giving us a true Omen on opening night!  At least the Blazers game was a close one…  Despite some good storylines in the other two…  39/9/6/0/0 with 4 treys and 9-9 FT.  Just dominated down the stretch in true superstar fashion.  Too late to move him up in my ranks to the Lowry/Wall range?!

C.J. McCollum Playing second fiddle with a ho-hum 25/2/3/1/0, he’s overrated, Rotoworld likes him too much… Oh wait that was last year!  Loving your fourth round pick so far this year 🙂

Mason Plumlee Uggghhhhhhh.  4 fouls in 15 minutes and did virtually nothing else.  Ed Davis did a little better job trying to contain Gobert, but if you are a FT punt with Plumlee in a 12er, I wouldn’t drop him just yet.

Maurice Harkless Stress on the LESS!  0/1/1/2/0 in 22 minutes of standing around and watching Lillard shoot.  As expected, Evan Turner played more minutes, despite his shooting woes from presason carrying over.  At least gave you 3/5/5/1/1 with no TO.  All in all though…

Allen Crabbe …might be the SF to own of this hodgepodge.  Looked really good, albeit in a ThrAGNOFfy fashion.  18/3/3/0/0 with 4 treys on 6-10 shooting.  Likely avoiding all three in 12ers for the time being; I think I’d be letting Turner go, who was the only one widely drafted.

Derrick Rose Was pretty good! For Derrick Rose…  17/3/1/0/1 with 4 TO.  Had some nice aggressive layups, but bleh.

Brandon Jennings – Played a few minutes next to Rose, but just looked awful.  1-7 from the field including some horrible labradoodles.  Did go 7/3/5 with only 1 TO, so AST-strapped, deeper-league teams could do worse.  But only barely…

Joakim Noah 19 minutes of dry heaving.  0/6/3/1/0 and barely played in the second half.  I’m not panicking on this one yet in a 12er, this was an epic blowout, and even though the Knicks are bad, they’re not playing the Cavs every night…  Didn’t help that…

The Poison Goose – …Looked mad poisonous and played some 5!  Easily the Knicks best player, and not just in fantasy.  I really hope they find some sort of sucker like the Kings to take Melo and Rose for like 5 first round picks and just rebuild around him.  16/7/0/1/2 with 3 treys, but unfortunately went 3-6 from the stripe.  He’ll be better there.  But for Slim and I’s (grammar police!) epic debates on Goose’s FG%, only 5-13 from the field.  He’ll be better there as well…  Also looks like he’s got some fantastic bone density, with his hip giving Iman Shumpert a concussion.  Obviously wishing Iman the best, but he drew the contact and we don’t need a wing-clipped Goose!  More Ovaltine please!

Courtney Lee Yeah I probably should’ve buried him at like 190 in my ranks or not ranked him at all.  #RELbias!  Looked completely out of the flow of the game, but that one layup that was LeBron’s big block was totally a goaltend!  It was going down AND LeBron smacked the rim!  …….#RELbias….  Anywho, if you have him in like a 16er or deeper, I would probably hold and see what a normal game is like.

Justin Holiday 4th highest in minutes for the Knicks, leading the second unit in run and going 8/6/2/1/0 with a couple of 3s.  Dude is a lot lankier than I remember!  Listed at 6’6, he looked more like 6’8 to me.  He kinda reminded me of a SG Porzingis!  On the radar for now in 14ers; I might go for a spec add in the super deepers.  But not expecting much consistency.

Carmelo Anthony Hit iso jumpers and bleh.  Couldn’t get commenters even 20 points in the 30-pt challenge…

Ron Baker I saw his doofy haircut on the bench and was like, “he made the team?!  Shocker!”  Ended up scoring 5 points in absolute garbage time for his debut.

Kyrie Irving Speaking of the 30-point challenge, noooooooooo!!!  29/2/4/2/0, and if you picked Kyrie, then you only have one person to blame…  Well, 12 people.  12 Super people.

Kevin Love 23/12/2/3/0 in a superb 25 minutes.  2 treys and 9-12 FT.  Took 12 of the Cavs 19 FT!  Great start for all of the big 3.

 

I hope everyone had as much fun watching opening nights as I did!  The Super Knicks getting absolutely blown out, Damian Lillard putting on a show, Joe Johnson turning back the clock, and mmmmm…  Kawhi!  Good luck to everyone tonight in a full slate of action tonight, and happy 2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Season, Razzball Nation!

  1. Hamtime says:
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    Uuuugh. Drop pascal for Jonathan Simmons??? Ruined PASCAL TIME.

    Do you like Trevor booker or Jerami grant?

    And hold zaza for the time being?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Hamtime: Hah yeah I would take the flier on Simmons over Paskal. Def gimme Jerami Grant! And likely would hold Zaza, but needs to play 25+ mins 3 outta the next 4 or something like that

  2. Slim

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    That really was not a good line from LeBron. Its basically a good night from Pacers era Lance Stevenson.

    Ive been waiting 3 long years for Justin Holiday to get into a teams rotation and its finally happened! Per36s of 1.7/1.7/0.8 3s/stl/blk is so damn sexy. If that game was close he probably plays the final 5 minutes and gets to 30. He was the only one who could guard Kyrie and LeBron. Lookin like a legit 6th man, although its worth mentioning that the rest of the 2nd unit is garbage.

    Rose is such a terrible PG. Hes really a 2guard but they were even worse when they tried playing him next to Jennings. This team is so attrocious.

    No surprises from the Cavs though. Those teams that are set in stone are no fun for us.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Slim: Hah well it was better than that…. Stephenson I bet never got to 14 dimes. But yeah, it was more “NBA MVP” line than “fantasy stud line”. Yeah I dunno if he woulda played 30 if it had stayed close… We’ll see. Rose and the Knicks… Ugh indeed

      • Slim

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        @JB Gilpin: Looks like 12 was a career high for Lance’s assists, but he did give 3 3s that game and triple doubled… No steals/no blocks but only 1 TO. I’m not saying LeBron is going to be Lance but I am saying last nights line reminded me a whole lot of that ’13-’14 Lance year. Although Lance did have a .491 FG% that year and was a FT punt guy .545 on 8 attempts per game. Way too similar. Gimme steals LeBron!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slim: Sure, I am in no way defending LeBron calling this a great line. Yeah, steals, and non-goaltend blocks!

    • Lasandro says:
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      @Slim @jb gilpin: honestly, how much worse could rose be as a player and specifically a PG? I’ve been on the anti-Rose train since his MVP days. ridiculously one dimensional player who happens to be quick and jump high. And those Melo ISOs made me dry heave. So many times he waved off Porzi posting up in the low block. The tnt commentators couldn’t comment enough on how bad their possessions were, and Barkley thinks they’re gonna be one of the worst teams in the East. All that crud was rubbing off on Goose’s Ft stroke but at least he still delivered elsewhere. Rose should NEVER live down that moment of utter retardation when he produced that “super team” quote.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Slim: @Lasandro: He doesn’t even jump that high! Just is quick in transition. Really should be playing SG. Hah yeah Barkley saying they might be the 2nd worst team in NYC was hilarious. Hah well I definitely beat that joke into the ground this article!

  3. Scott says:
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    Hey JB! Love the recap.

    but…

    Try telling us about streamers the day before (ala Joe Johnson) because in RCLs, we can’t pick up same-day.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: Thanks man! Hah good point, I think I did that a couple years ago. Maybe I’ll try to bring that back, if people want it…. Also we’ll have a weekly planner done by [email protected] on Sundays starting this weekend to help with that

  4. Saints says:
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    HAy JB Great Job loved reading your Posts. I’m in a deep dynasty league (16 Teams) trying to defend my title but i have big inury problems to start the season (Burks,Favors,Smart,Bayless and Middleton). So i really need players to fill the void at the start of the season.
    Holliday and Simmonds are available but I’m not sure if i can get them (salary cap system).
    Have you some other deep targets which you like for the first few weeks (and maybe longer) ?

    Thanks for your help

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Saints: Thanks man, thanks for stopping by! Def would try to nab Simmons without spending tooooo much. Ummmm, Joe Johnson avail? Jerami Grant I love but he’s almost certainly gone. needing production now, I would turn to some boring vets that dyno players might have left out there. Ty Lawson?

      • Saints says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Lawson was going away yesterday for a little to much. Grant and JJ are easily gone. So i will try to get Simmons. If there is another vet who comes to your mind i will appreciate it.
        Some names that are available are (Jefferson,Ajinca,West,Mahinmi) but i dont really like them especcially because i need more guards than bigs…

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Saints: Names available def help haha. Surprised Al Jefferson is avail. Ajinca might surprise too. Jared Dudley? Should play and hit 3s. Patty Mills/Manu? Good debuts, 3 more games this week.

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            @JB Gilpin:
            Oh sorry its not Al Jefferson its Richard Jefferson 😀 😀
            Dudley Mills and manu are gone. I think if i cant get Simmons i will try to get Ajinca 😉

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              @Saints: Hah gotcha. Ugh yeah sounds uber deep. I would spend a decent bit on Simmons

  5. MAC says:
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    RAZZUP?!!!

    for xur, he has a real chance to win his 5th mvp dis season and i think he knows it. and its looking like its kawhi who will give em a run with the spurs locked to be a top 3 seed in the west.

    triple double is still a triple double. but i get what slim talkin bout. still that FG is gold for lbj. gettin a late pick and nabbing lebron then go punt ft with dj in the 2nd is not bad at all.

    agree, knicks are the name value team of fantasy.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @MAC: Man Kawhi looked good… Should be a fun season! Seems like a lot of guys have a shot at MVP when it’s usually only like 2 of em. Agree with Slim too, I was mostly writing the open in “NBA perception”. Perception of the Knicks? Not too super…

    • Slim

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      @MAC: It was just very popcorny and at his age we can pretty much assume the dstats will continue to go down. He’s never been a good 3pt shooter, career .339 and down to .309 last year so that isn’t a big surprise either. I don’t play in a league that counts triple-doubles so it’s entirely irrelevant to me, but I know it has alot of value in some points leagues. FG% is why we draft LeBron, although it wasn’t as good as Lillards last night and Lillard added 3s and solid FTs with volume. I would be shocked if any places metric calls LeBron top 12 at the end of the year.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @MAC: @Slim: MVP voters = popcorn eaters. Ummmm, he should be right around there. I was expecting 12-15 range

        • MAC says:
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          @JB Gilpin: agree, lebron fantasy wise, is going to be more popcorn stat stuffer for xur. fantasy gold (3s, stl, blk) going down as he age. still that FG helps. but then again, thats why hes a late first round pick already. reality wise, big oppo to win that 5th.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @MAC: Yup, agree with that!

  6. Jeremy says:
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    Who d’ya like tonight – nurkic or tim frazier?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jeremy: Man that’s hard to pick… All things equal, Frazier is prob safer. Obviously if you need big man stats based on roster comp, Nurk it up!

      • Jeremy Handrup says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah I need everything but big man stats should even out towards the end. Kind of want to wait and see what the rotation split is gonna look like for the nugs also. TIm should get a healthy dose of minutes hopefully

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jeremy Handrup: Yeah agree. Nurk is no question a lot more valuable, but I’m with ya on that call

  7. marimon says:
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    Give up PG13 and Otto for Wall and Vuc? appreciated

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @marimon: Yup! I actually had Wall ahead of PG13 anyway, and Vuc is a good 4-5 rounds better than Otto IMO

    • Slim

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      @marimon: Yeah that’s an easy one for me too. Lose some 3s but that can be made up for somewhere else. Big boost to FG% and assists.

  8. dark knight says:
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    how about glenn robinson III and marquesse chriss in a 16 team league. any comments. thanks

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @dark knight: Yeah I like GR3 with CJ Miles hurting but it sounds like he’s going to give it a go tomorrow . Pretty solid contributor for a 16er assuming that 20+ minute roll is there. Chriss has some crazy upside but very questionable minutes. I’d probably roll with the upside of Chriss than the high floor of GR3.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @dark knight: @Slim: Meh, I dunno if Glen Rob2 has that high of a floor either. CJ Miles when right should play a good bit for the 3s and pace they wanna play. Chriss for sure for me

        • Slim

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          @JB Gilpin: Well that was a letdown from Robinson. Loving Chriss getting 22 min game 1. So much upside!

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @dark knight: @Slim: Ehhhh not getting too crazy

  9. The Tristan Thompson Conundrum says:
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    Ugh first year I don’t have Damien in 3 years…I went with Hassan round 2 can you blame me?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @The Tristan Thompson Conundrum: Nah, and this FG% won’t last for Lillard, and he still didn’t give a single steal. I’d still take Whiteside ahead of Lillard by a fair amount, and Wall for the Dstats and added assists.

  10. Tlooth says:
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    Climbing the mountain to ask the sage for advice.

    10 team, H2H.
    FG%/FT%/3’s/PTS/REB/AST/ST/BLK/TO

    Got a little draft luck and got beat out on a few targets.

    PG: Giannis
    SG: Wiggins
    G: Kemba Walker
    SF: Crowder
    PF: Justise Winslow
    F: Wes Matthews
    C: Cousins
    C: Gobert
    Util: Capela
    Util: Teague
    Util: Elfrid Payton
    BN: Barton
    BN: Beal
    BN: Mason Plumlee
    BN: Parsons

    Jump the hype train, drop Barton for Simmons?
    FA include Crabbe, Lyles, Delly, Bogdanovic

    thanks

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Tlooth: No hold Hawkeye (wait that’s Clint, oh well close enough). DellaV should be owned but I’m not seeing the drop. Plumlee or Capela would be my choice. Barton should be more well rounded in his 24-26 min role (when Harris returns).

      • Tlooth says:
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        @Slim:

        Thanks for the rec. Teams a bit scattered but I’m interested to see how it goes for a little. Could be deficient in a few categories or get some decent production all around.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Slim: @Tlooth: Hah no mountain to climb for us! Just send your carrier pidgeon with a comment over 🙂 Hah I would hold Barton too with your good AST. Delly is the one I would be closest to adding. Meh, you’re kinda a FT punt, I might hold Mason one more game. I love your scoring/AST/big stats, FT and TO are your rough patches

  11. jay says:
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    Great recap!

    Ugh..Kyrie with 29 pts. Dang NYK didn’t even try to make it competitive so Lue can bring him back in. again, Ugh!!!

    Few questions:

    SAC/BKN/HOU best teams to stream against? And if so, cats best to target–3s/assts/pts for SAC/BKN and rebs/stls/pts for HOU?

    Does LAL and MEM (early w Gasol still on mins watch and no Parsons)?

    BKN- if this team is really going to suck and get blown out more often than not, Hamilton worth a flier in 14ers against really good teams with him getting backup C and PF mins? Or still more of a stream?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @jay: Thanks man! Hah yeah the 30 point challenge can be a cruel mistress! Def HOU. BKN might be bleh, because they might fall outta games quick. SAC should be better than last year, but only by a little. Pretty much everything against the Rox! More possessions = more of everything.

      Meh, Hamilton is def more a stream, BKN was bad last year and Brolo still played 33 MPG

      • jay says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Well, Hamilton add yday in a league and DFS paying out dividends. Atkinson going to be an early season favorite for WTH Coach of the Year? “Scola better fit vs Cs” ?!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @jay: Whoa, nice work! Hahaha, ummm, nah I mean a lot of this was matchup. Stevens didn’t even play Horford a ton, and Brolo isn’t the best against stretch centers. He’s still their best player

          • Slim

            Slim says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Yep, I think we found our next Skiles…

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @jay: @Slim: Can’t disagree at this point….

  12. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Pts league, big bonus for DDs:

    1) For this week, 2G of Dieng (@Mem, @Sac) or 3G of T. Jones (Den, GS, @SA)?
    2) Have an open roster spot with Tyreke moved to IR, FAAB starts tonight, who would you target? G–Seth Curry, G Harris (I own Jamal Murray), MCW (I own Rondo), J Richardson; F–Jerami Grant, Marcus Morris

    FWIW, at G my last 2 guys (1 starter, 1 bench) are Lawson and Murray, and my last guy at F is Gibson (also have Joe Johnson, at least until Hayward’s back). So even though I suspect you like Grant best of the guys above, I’m deeper at F and in the case of Harris or MCW have cuff options. Could also target 2 of the above if you think I should drop Murray.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: 1) Eesh. I’ll go 2 of Dieng to chase DD. 2) Hmmmmm. i think I’ll go boring and say Marcus Morris, I think he’ll be the most consistent. Grant I think I like a little more in cats, low TO, %s improving, gets blocks outta position… But I would def add him over Murray, keeper or redraft

  13. Chris says:
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    Drop noel for Joe Johnson? How long should I hang on to noel?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: Yeah I prob would, pretty pessimistic report out today that it could be longer

  14. Zinger says:
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    Ugh KYLEEEEEE, can’t believe I dropped Seth Curry for this junk… and then Seth got nabbed for $11….
    Anyways replaced Kyle for Al Jeff (needed another big anyways), god Noah was awful too….so tempted to drop him, but WW got cleaned up during games last night (Simmons/JJ)….

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zinger: Hah yeah, it was a brutal start, but at least an easy cut! 10 team Noah can go, 12er I’m giving him 1-2 more.

      • Zinger says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah i’m in a 12er, unfortunately Knicks only play twice this week! They don’t play again till Sat…if a hot WW pop up would you drop Al Jeff first or Noah?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Zinger: Hmmmm that’s a good one. Probably still Jefferson first, depending on how tonight goes. Noah still has more upside for mins and a few AST, given how bad the Knicks moved the ball around

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            @JB Gilpin: I mean Noah is the Knick’s best “passing” PG anyways…

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Zinger: Hahaha that’s for sure

  15. Joe says:
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    How many questions regarding Knight can I ask before JB goes medieval on me? I’m putting the over/under at 14.

    Would offering Knight for Pau Gasol be advisable? (The other owner has Klay and then a glut of chaff at SG, including Bazemore, Turner, and Delly). My only concern is that then I get thin at SG/SF. We play PG-SG-SF-PF-C-Util-Util. But I also worry my backcourt is so heavy right now that I’m going to inadvertently punt TOs and FG% most weeks unless Knight takes a step forward in efficiency, without that step being due to fewer minutes thanks to Booker.

    Team: Lowry, Conley, Collison, Knight, Beal, Batum, Parsons, Millsap, Zingis, Gobert, RoLo

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe: Haha ask away! Ohhhhhh that’s a good one. Yeah you could use a big and you have good 3s. I would do that! And after last night, I bet Gasol owner will do it too haha

  16. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    JB,

    Noah was disgusting last night….Would you give any thoughts to jettisoning him for JaMychal, Simmons, or T. Jones on this roster?

    G- Curry, CP3, Giannis, Lin, Delly, Korver
    SF/PF – Tobias, Covington, Grant
    PF/C – Whiteside, Randle, Z-bo, Noah
    IR – Hayward, Richardson

    Thanks, Homie!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: Definitely giving it long hard thought. You’re not really a FT punt and don’t need AST. Yeah I’d lose him for JaMychal in this build. Any time!

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @JB Gilpin: By the way, I was at the Blazers game. Crabbe looked like the clear third option last night on offense. Vonleah didn’t have a flashy game(5-5 fg, 1-1 trey, 1 board, 1 block, 11pts in 16 minutes) but he looked like a whole different player than last season. Waaaay more confident and much stronger overall, he may play himself into more minutes and a bigger offensive role if Meyers Legend is as bad as he was last night/unhealthy.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @OldMilwaukeePounders: Yeah agree with that. And Vonleh did look good. Leonard looked awful, especially his new long hair. ugh! Leonard might fall out of this rotation

          • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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            @JB Gilpin: I’m pretty sure Leonard is still not back to full health, but he was pure trash when he got minutes. He’s going for the manbun according to some of his preseason interviews…I can’t be more down on him after last night.

  17. Scott says:
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    Drop Evan Turner for Wesley Johnson?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: Nah I probably would hold there

  18. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    yo this one’s for slim — I’ve already been blessed with JB’s take.

    slim – would you trade Mudiay and Amir Johnson for Parsons in this 20 teamer h2h 9-cat? feel like I might be taking on too much risk with Brow and Parsons

    PG – Bledsoe (35)
    SG – Dragic (46)
    G – D’Angelo Russell (86)
    SF – Winslow (115)
    PF – Anthony Davis (6)
    F – Marcus Morris (155)
    C – Kanter (75)
    Util – Mudiay (126)
    Util – Amir Johnson (166)
    Bn – Ilyasova (195)
    Bn – Jennings (206)
    Bn – E’Twaun Moore (wire)

    Also, Roy Hibbert was dropped — should I drop Jennings or someone else to try and nab him? Or do that 2 for 1 Parsons deal and try to grab him?

    Thanks man!

    • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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      @SheriffMcRawDawg: And/or drop anyone right now for Simmons?

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @SheriffMcRawDawg: Yeah i take that trade. Open roster spots are valuable in any size league and Parsons sounds close. Your PGs are solid so no real loss there either. Hold Jennings for now. He played decent minutes and wont face CLE on national TV every night.

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          @Slim: thanks for getting back. I feel like I lose some blocks and what not with Amir being thrown in, and mudiay might not be far behind a not-100% parsons in scoring and treys.. Or is that way off? And do you think Amir will be rotated out more when Olynyk gets back then, w/ Jerebko already there? I kind of like the PG depth but with E’Twaun, mudiays more expendable. Wire is absolutely barren is the only thing..

          • Slim

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            @SheriffMcRawDawg: I think blocks are a bit of a lost cause right now and Amir’s maybe 1.0 per game, if he gets enough minutes, isn’t going to save you. Also more bigs will pop up on the wire, I’m amazed sometimes in the REL, which is similar, how often I want an open roster spot so I can hold onto my decent last guy and gamble on an upsidey new guy.

            I don’t trust Amir to play big minutes, brad stevens doesn’t seem to like him as much as others and he’s a big time tinkerer.

            Hibbert ain’t that far off Amir in my opinion…

  19. DORIAN says:
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    Aldridge is taking and hitting threes this season. His value really jumps up with what he already does for you a little or al lot in almost every other category but assists.

    Probably metrics-whore-y a bit, but I’m loving the %s foundation him and Steph are going to lay for my team this year.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DORIAN: Eh, he’s 1-1 haha… He went 0-16 last year from deep (already infinity% better than last yr!), after being at a career high 0.5 his last year with the Blazers. Seems like a conscious effort to keep him from going that deep. That said, maybe he can get to 0.5 if they want Gasol more in the post.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @JB Gilpin: @DORIAN: metrics-whore is probably my favorite razzball basketball exclusive term. Tough to beat.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @DORIAN: @Slim: This makes me smile 🙂

  20. Bye Felica says:
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    Simmons MVP

    Not Ben either hahaha

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bye Felica: Haha I dunno about that…

  21. Landisimo3 says:
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    Whatup JB … 10 TEAM H2H … We keep up to 2 players drafted after the 4th round every year … losing a corresponding pick the following year … how do you think I did? what do I need?

    STEPH
    DRAYMOND
    DEANDRE
    MELO
    RUBIO
    CROWDER
    RONDO
    MONROE
    LIN
    KANTER
    KORVER
    NOAH
    ILLYASOVA
    BARNES
    TURNER

    My keepers were Draymond and Rondo and I only lost a 10th & 11th round pick comin in … I own Draymond for CHEEEAAPPP

    Thanks in advance

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Landisimo3: Hah awesome value for Dray! Def a FT issue team, and TO are going to be a little high. Scoring good, FG% is solid… I think you’re pretty good other than FT/TO!

  22. Steve says:
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    Hey JB!
    As a big believer in taking the best player available and worrying about positional needs later I ended up with a bunch of guards and I’m hurting at rebounds and blocks. I’ve been offered a trade of Pau Gasol and Al Jefferson for my Kyle Lowry. Here’s my squad:
    Chris Paul, Lowry, Brook Lopez, Eric Bledsoe, Chandler Parsons, Nikola Vucevic, Elfrid Payton, Jeremy Lin, Rodney Hood, Joakim Noah, Jared Sullinger (who I would drop), Marcus Morris, Jamychal Green. Should I do that trade in 9cat H2H? Thanks for your help

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve: Hey man! Totally good with that strategy if it’s a league that does a lot of trades. Nahhhhhh, Lowry is worth a good bit more than that. I would hold out for more

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        @JB Gilpin: what about Bledsoe/Vuc for Gasol and Gortat?

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          @Steve: that’s Bledsoe and Vuc haha that would be confusing for you I assume

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Steve: Hah yeah glad for the clarification haha. Nah I would pass on that too, some teams really need PG, you should be able to do really well

  23. Spring Blake says:
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    Yo JB, excited for another season!

    Would you burn FAAB on simmons over the likes of delledova or jaymichael green?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Spring Blake: Me too man, thanks for stopping by! Nahhhh, I would rather the latter two so I would hold off and save those buck$

  24. Phranque (pronounced Frank) says:
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    Hi Guys…another year. Our slice of heaven on earth.
    1) The guy who has REGGIE J. on IL is short of PGs. Given what we know of his injury and stat projections, which PG would you offer in trade? Or would stand pat?
    a) B.KNIGHT; b) MUDIAY; or c) DELLY ?

    2) Given what we think we know of GAY’s status with the KINGS (a contract year but to be moved by FEB.?) would you rather own THAD or GAY? Why?

    3) Please rank Dudley, Justise W., Barton & A. Afflalo. Thanks.

    Part of the fun of fantasy bball is checking in with you guys and attempting to stay current.
    Phranque

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Phranque (pronounced Frank): Hah yessir! Excited to be back! 1) I would only be willing to do Delly at this point. I kinda wanna see what Mudiay does year 2. 2) Gay. Thad is 5th wheel on offense and I don’t think will maintain the REB he did most of last year. 3) Justise, Barton, Dudley, then Afflalo. Appreciate that man!

  25. miles proudfoot says:
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    For streaming purposes for the rest of the week, do you like Simmons for three games or one of ish, markieff, or Marcus for two. Kind of leaning Simmons but may be getting greedy and letting ish stay on the wire too long…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot: I’d take 2 of Ish. Great opportunity there for minutes and role. Morris brothers… Eh, if you need BLK maybe Markieff, but prob would take 3 of Simmons over Marcus

  26. Will says:
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    yo! Excited to read the updates this year, I’m coming from the baseball side and am not much of a b-ball dude but gonna try this year. Read a few articles on the site, didn’t plan on punting ft% this year because too many ppl in the draft were whispering about it pre-draft… but then I started drafting, and this happened (12 team, 9 cat):

    1 (12) LeBron James (Cle – SF,PF)
    2 (13) Kyle Lowry (Tor – PG)
    3 (36) DeAndre Jordan (LAC – C)
    4 (37) Andre Drummond (Det – PF,C)
    5 (60) Gordon Hayward (Uta – SG,SF)
    6 (61) Chandler Parsons (Mem – SF,PF)
    7 (84) Dennis Schroder (Atl – PG)
    8 (85) Jusuf Nurkic (Den – C)
    9 (108) Joel Embiid (Phi – C)
    10 (109) Kent Bazemore (Atl – SG,SF)
    11 (132) Emmanuel Mudiay (Den – PG)
    12 (133) Buddy Hield (NO – SG)
    13 (156) Michael Carter-Williams (Chi – PG)

    tbh by the end i was half in the bag, no idea why i picked MCW with that last overall pick. i put hayward on the IL, and i’m gonna drop MCW tonight when the waivers end… who should i pick up? thinking some combination of jsimmons, bojan, barton? or ish? marcus morris? evan turner?

    expected ft% for this team is around .680! minus 12 stddev!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Will: Thanks man,appreciate you reading1 Welcome to the hoops! I think you did awesome, LeBron lends himself to some Ft punting, then 36/37 for thos etwo bigs is too low. Awesome values. Hah, yeah MCW can go. I think Ish is a slam dunk add. Then I’d probably go Barton, who is starting tonight and for likely a few more with Gary Harris out. Haha, well that means you punted well! Ish will help you be stronger in AST although your TO are pretty high. But that’s not the worst thing…

  27. farcus says:
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    would you drop bayless for kj mcdaniels in a 14 teamer? other drop candidates would be Stanley Johnson, Mario Hezonja, H2H league with weekly GP cap and two bench spots, I could probably make it a month or so without Bayless without hurting too badly.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @farcus: I def think you can let Bayless walk, not too into KJ though. Rather take the flier on StanJo.

  28. Jake says:
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    Would you drop any of the following for jerami grant?

    Frazier
    Delly
    Markieff
    Teletovic

    H2H 9cat 12 team
    I know I haven’t given you a whole lot of context but lets see what you can do!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake: I probably wouldn’t the top 3. How are your treys? I’d likely take the shot on Grant over Telet

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah I dont dissagree but be sure you dont actually need the Thragnof.

        • Jake says:
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          @Slim:
          Thanks guys! Love the podcast

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Slim: @Jake: Appreciate that thanks for listening!

  29. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Nice article, my squad is in a 8 team h2h points (xtra for double and triple doubles).
    I shouldn’t drop mason plumlee yet should I? Simmons, Hood and Seth Curry (could be a monster, we’ll see) are all out there. My roster is:
    Harden
    Jimmy Butler
    Dame Lillard
    Gobert
    Mason Plumlee
    Myles Turner
    Jokic and Nurkic
    Brandon Knight
    Dangelo Russell
    Jabari
    Aaron Gordon
    Avery Bradley
    Drop any of these guys for any of the above mentioned? I like my balance so far but points are points…

    • Slim

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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: In an 8er Plumlee can go. Festus will be back evetually to eat into his minutes anyway. You don’t need his assists and FT drain anyway. Go get Hood. The other 2, especially Seth, aren’t in the same conversation.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: @Slim: Agree, I do like Plumlee for DD< but I would rather get Hood as well.

  30. v00dr00 says:
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    EVERYBODY LOVES DRAYMOND (0-0)
    SLOT PLAYER, TEAM POS ACQ
    PG Isaiah Thomas, Bos PG Draft
    SG Avery Bradley, Bos SG Draft
    SF Jerami Grant, Phi SF [Recent News] Free Agency
    PF Anthony Davis, Nor PF Draft
    C DeMarcus Cousins, Sac C Draft
    G Jamal Murray, Den SG Draft
    F Myles Turner, Ind PF, C Draft
    PF/C Gorgui Dieng, Min C, PF Draft
    UTIL Eric Gordon, Hou SG [Breaking News] Draft
    UTIL Marvin Williams, Cha SF, PF [Recent News] Draft
    UTIL Bismack Biyombo, Orl C SSPD Draft
    Bench Draymond Green, GS SF, PF [Breaking News and Video] Draft
    Bench Darren Collison, Sac PG SSPD Draft
    Bench Tristan Thompson, Cle PF, C Draft
    Bench Taj Gibson, Chi PF [Breaking News] Draft
    IR Jared Sullinger*, Tor PF O [Recent News] Draft

    Tyler Johnson, Etwaun Moore, and the god awful Trey Burke. Should I even drop Taj for any of them? Still trying to get Delly from another owner, but he’s weird about him.

    • Slim

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      @v00dr00: Yeah, ignore Burke. Tyler is guaranteed 30 min at least until Richardson is back and Etwaun is already the starter and should get 30… Taj is useless to you. I’d go Etwaun, I like Tyler’s game but it isn’t the most statistically appealing. He is supposed to have more PG duties this year though. Johnson feels more like the upside gamble than Etwaun. But yeah, either, and quite frankly I’d lose Tristan for the other. Your top 4 bigs are huge plus Dray and you still have Biyombo, it’s overkill.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @v00dr00: @Slim: Yeah you have good big man numbers, I think you can swap too. Def not for Burke. And yeah 100% with Slim, lose Tristan too and nab em both

  31. StephBoyArdee says:
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    Sup JB & Slim it’s my favorite time of the year lol
    Team Rate Please?
    12 team 9 Cat league with 16 on the roster
    Curry
    Drummond
    DJ
    Teague
    KCP
    Marcus Morris
    Bledsoe
    Kris Dunn
    Capela
    Nurkic
    Wesley Matthews
    Buddy shield
    Rubio
    And your boy Matt Barnes!
    How’s my team lookin? Joe Johnson is on the WW
    Any specific moves I should make? Thanks!

    • StephBoyArdee says:
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      @StephBoyArdee: Also got Pbev on the IL tempted to stash Ben Simmons in that spot though

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @StephBoyArdee: Mehhhh, I think someone more important will get hurt before you’d be able to use PBev or Simmons anyway. Love the Curry/FT punt! Awesome dimes! Yeah short term I would get Johnson for a little more scoring. We’ll see today but Buddy I dunno is a hold either. No issues beyond that I can spot!

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          @JB Gilpin: thanks JB I actually dropped buddy last night his fg% really pissed me off lol I scooped up Joe hopefully he can keep this up for 2 weeks. I got offered Jabari for Nurkic would you take this? Thanks again love the podcast!

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @StephBoyArdee: Hah cool. Yeah tonight against the Lakers should be another good one. And nope, def hold the Nurk! Much more across the board from him

  32. Jeremy says:
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    Awww. JB, you put me in your post haha

    Hate to say this but I told you so haha jk it’s all good. Zaza did have a nice pass that surprised me.

    • Slim

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      @Jeremy: Yeah I’m not sure why he was so quick to discount Adams. I think it may be RELbias, but in a more negative way, he doesn’t like Adams cause he’s on my team!

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Jeremy: @Slim: Hah nah this was less about Adams and more about Zaza looking like he wont get consistent run. Although I am about to watch OKC for #RELbias Westbrook. So I’ll have some good Adams scouting 🙂

  33. justin says:
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    who should i play today out of: KCP, winslow, and ish. 9 cat h2h. can only play 1 of them.

    • Slim

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      @justin: I’ll go KCP unless assists are more a need than his 3s and scoring, with a good shot at some steals (DeRozan has the ball alot). But if you need assists then there can be only one. Winslow is more wait and see than those 2.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @justin: @Slim: Sorry was playing basketball all afternoon after work. I prob woulda gone KCP too. Agree, Ish ahead of Winslow too for now

        • Slim

          Slim says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Ok… no more benching Winslow.

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @justin: @Slim: Hah yeah Winslow looked good. Still a little needs based though (3/sSTL KCP, AST Ish, everything else Winslow)

  34. Scott says:
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    Cody Zeller or Willie C-S?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Scott: @Scott: Gotta be deeper than a 12er… Zeller.

      • Scott says:
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        @Slim: no, i guess people are hoarding PFCs

        • Scott says:
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          @Scott: zeller was basicallly a replacement for Sully

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            @Scott: Zaza’s available…

            • Slim

              Slim says:
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              @Scott: Yawn. Zeller will be OK for now. Just move on for the next hot name.

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Scott: @Slim: With Slim here. Trust Zeller’s minutes the most, then yeah, stream it

  35. Scott says:
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    Drop Gallinari or Warren for Jerami Grant?

    • Slim

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      @Scott: Definitely not Gallo. Man Warren is low end and very little upside outside of scoring and FG%… I’d gamble on Grant for TJ. Pretty sure JB would agree.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Scott: @Slim: I’m running, not walking, to drop Warren for Jerami 🙂

  36. Scott says:
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    Drop Noel, Bayless, or Reggie?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: Def Bayless by a mile, Sergio is on a great foot to take this job by storm

  37. Tyler says:
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    Rodriguez looking good out there.
    Is he a better option than Lawson?

    • Tyler says:
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      @Tyler: Also would you rather stash Beverley or Tyreke?

      • Tyler says:
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        @Tyler: Also should I still keep TJones? Or should I drop him for Barea / Rodriguez / Taj / Mozgov / Justin Hamilton? Doesnt look like he’s getting mins.

        Lowry,Dragic,Hood,G.Harris,LouWill, Lawson
        Giannis,Hayward,Gay,Carroll,TJones
        Gobert, Nurkic, Capela

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Tyler: Yup! I would’ve taken Sergio even before games last night. Ummmm, I think I’d rather stash Reke, more upside. Yup that was my concern on Jones too. You could def use a PG since Lawson is a rental, gimme Sergio

  38. Yo JB

    You helped me pick some keepers for a $200 Auction H2H points league a few weeks ago and I had my draft this past weekend. Ended up with this team ($ amounts are not easily transferred here, so whatever).

    I am very happy with my team. But I was offered a trade…

    PG Kyle Lowry, Tor PG
    SG K-Zach LaVine, Min PG, SG
    SF Draymond Green, GS SF, PF
    PF K-Myles Turner, Ind PF, C
    C K-Jusuf Nurkic, Den C
    C Pau Gasol, SA PF, C
    G Eric Bledsoe, Pho PG
    F K-Robert Covington, Phi PF, SF
    UTIL K-Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Det SG
    UTIL Jae Crowder, Bos SF
    UTIL J.R. Smith, Cle SG
    Bench Markieff Morris, Wsh PF

    IR Gordon Hayward*, Uta SG, SF

    Send Pau Gasol, SA
    Send Eric Bledsoe, Pho
    Receive Anthony Davis, Nor
    Receive Al Jefferson, Ind

    Gotta say I am tempted. Thoughts?

  39. Scott says:
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    Tyler Ulis worth 10$ in a dynasty league ?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: Mehhhhh, he’s undersized and behind a lot of guys right now, in almost every size/format, no

  40. Tyler says:
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    Drop Lou Will or Lawson for Taj, Mozgov or Justin Hamilton?
    I already dropped TJones for Sergio since I need the assists.

    • Tyler says:
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      @Tyler: Oh Cody Zeller is also up for grabs. Sorry for barraging with options. Always thankful and respect your inputs.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Tyler: Hah no problem at all! Love the concise questions too 🙂 Nice move for Sergio! Very surprised at Lou’s low run, and the Lakers won. I’d swap him for Zeller

  41. Tyler says:
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    @Tyler: Warren also avail

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tyler: Meh, not a big Warren guy. Surprised he got all that run, but Tucker will likely eventually eat into that

  42. Slimbo says:
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    yo jb what do you think about this?
    14 teams, 4 keepers no cost, 9 cat

    towns/embid/lillard gives up 1st round pick
    or
    durant wiggins nurkic

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slimbo: 1000000000% Towns side, it’s not even that close.

  43. Afro_the says:
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    JB Thanks for reviewing my Roto team on the podcast.. Afro_the has just been my handle from back in Highskool days… Random…

    I am the lucky owner of the Holy BROW! In a 9 Cat – Most Cat – H2H League. And have had an offer to trade him for CP3 and KLow… The question is whether I bite… I have listed the rest of my team below…

    Brow
    PG13
    Bleds
    Jokic
    Rubio
    Parsons
    Linsanity
    Jrue (IR)
    Patch Adams
    Wes Matt
    Kieffer
    Smart
    Spanish Rod

    I was looking to punt all big man Cats as it is a most cats league… (Blocks-TO-Rebounds-FG%) But didn’t end up with the idea team for it… What do you think?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Afro_the: Hahaha, yeah I have def seen you before, but never really read it out loud, ya know? Hah. Mannnnn, what a debut! Crazy. KLow is Love right? NBA is tough to keep up with nicknames haha. It’s good value! You just don’t really need AST. If it’s an active league with a lot of people trading, i think I would do it though…

      • Afro_the says:
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        @JB Gilpin: hahah of course you’ve seen me about I love the razzlife! Actually Klow is Kyle Lowry! It is a pretty active league… This move should lock up assists and steals for me… Would need another trade for 3s and I’d be closer to dominating 5-4 cats

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Afro_the: Oh you’re def taking that deal! Accepting right away! #Razzlife

          • Afro_the says:
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            @JB Gilpin: hah I had a feeling it was a #razzfather offer!

            Thanks

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Afro_the: Any time! -#TheRazzfather

  44. Jake says:
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    I am petrified of what I’ve read of brook lopez post game. The coach wants to “build him up” by playing him fewer minutes. This sounds like fantasy BS that burns your third round pick. I’m looking to move Lopez ASAP. wish I had myles instead

  45. bostonfan220 says:
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    JB, as always, amazing content.

    Quick question – i’m trying to follow your advice and acquire Pau Gasol?
    Would you trade rubio for him straight up?

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      @bostonfan220: Thanks so much man, appreciate it! Depends on your team needs, in a vacuum probably not. I had them fairly close going into the season. But if you have good G depth and need a big, absolutely!

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