Entering last night’s game, Giannis Antetokounmpo was 131st on Yahoo rankings, mainly due to the high turnovers, low free throw percentage, and lack of threeecolas. Well, Giannis said F U to all the rankings and went HAM last night:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
31 15 4 0 2 3 1/3 13/29 4/6

Granted, it was the Knicks but I don’t see many teams being able to slow him down, especially in this Budenholzer offense. He’s averaging a ridonkulous 16.5 rebounds, 25.5 points, 6.4 assists, 1 block, and 1 steal so far. The usage rates for each game have been 41, 38, and 37! The lack of threeecolas have always been an issue, and I don’t see that improving too much this year. The poor free throw shooting should improve, as he’s a career 74% from the charity stripe, and the turnovers should abate by a huge margin. Currently, he’s at 7 per game, while his career rate is 2.5. Ain’t nothing but a G thang, baby! G will be that top 10 player you drafted sooner rather than later.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

Kemba Walker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 5 5 1 0 1 2/7 11/22 2/2

The Kemba Label continues to be a hit at Club Borrego, where the lights strobe quickly and the bass is bumping a hundred times a minute. Prior to last night’s game, Kemba was leading the league in shot attempts with 98. He’s leading the Hornets with a 32.9 usage rate. Kemba on the rocks ain’t gonna cool this Hornet down. No sir.

Frank Kaminsky

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
2 1 0 0 0 0 0/1 1/3 0

Played 5 minutes. Not a bad gig for $3.6 million a year.

Malik Monk

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 2 3 0 2 2 2/5 4/12 0

Played 25 minutes off the bench. Nice to see contributions in the periphery cats, but the shooting efficiency continues to be an issue. He’s a nice guy to have at the end of the bench because he’s going to jack up plenty of shots, plays in a fantasy-friendly environment, and there’s serious upside if he gets more minutes.

Kyle Lowry

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 2 14 2 1 1 3/6 5/9 3/3

Lowry’s a top 10 player for fantasy right now. Hollaa! Beep. Boop. Boop. The Stocktonator was all over Lowry last night (not literally), as he was the #4 overall player. Lesson? Pay heed to the Stocktonator. Anyways, Lowry is playing so well right now; shooting, defense, and getting his teammates involved. And there’s the added usage boost when Kawhi sits. Hopefully he stays healthy.

Danny Green

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 6 2 1 2 1 4/6 6/8 0

So inconsistent but he is a true 3-and-D player. When he’s not sucking, Green is money from downtown and will provide the D stats. Otherwise, you’re not getting anny. I’ll see myself out now.

Jonas Valanciunas

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 10 2 2 2 0 0 7/8 3/4

Played 20 minutes. In four games so far, JV has played 20, 19, 14, and 20 minutes. He’s tough to rely on but there’s no doubting his production when he does play. He’s more a points and boards guy, but will occassionally step up from JV and produce varsity numbers like last night.

Pascal Siakam

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
4 5 2 0 0 2 0/1 2/4 0

I really want to like Siakam because he oozes with both real-life and fantasy potential. The minutes, though. Like JV, he’s only getting around 20 mpg (21.3 to be exact). I’m a believer in Siakam and a stubborn mule, but I’d understand if you went a different direction.

Wendell Carter Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
4 9 4 0 1 3 0/1 2/7 0

Got the start and played 32 minutes. This should be his gig the rest of the season. The offensive game may take some time to develop, but the blocks and boards will be there. 4 dimes? With all the black holes on the Bulls, he may end up with the second-most total for the year.

Kris Dunn

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
9 4 7 0 0 4 1/4 4/13 0

You need dimes that bad? You’s a dime feign. The percentages will be low and the turnovers will be high. Sounds like the strategy for a buffet joint.

Zach LaVine

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
34 3 2 2 1 5 5/7 11/15 7/8

Well, shoot. I may turn out to be a donkey on this one, as LaVine is balling like an All-Star. Gotta give a shout out to Brent. Too bad he’s probably busy jerking off to his LaVine poster. Can’t argue the contributions across the board, even providing the D. You’ll take the high turnovers if he can maintain this level. I have my doubts, especially with the efficiency, but I’m not such a stubborn mule that I’d change my stance if I see a trend has developed.

Justin Holiday

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 0 1 2 0 1 4/6 5/9 2/3

Played 37 minutes after getting 38 the prior game and has reached double figures in all three games. A 3-and-D player, who will drain threeecolas and get his 211 on, I do have my doubts on the efficiency. He’s a career 39% shooter for heavens sake.

Jabari Parker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 3 1 1 0 1 2/3 8/14 2/3

There was a time I used to smoke a ton of weed and go play hoops with my buddies. I swear, the basket looked like a hula hoop to me. I’d be clapping and asking for the ball saying, “Yo, I got this. I’m in the zone.” In my mind, I was splashing Js left and right, but I have a sneaky suspicion that wasn’t the case. That’s who Jabari Parker reminds me of, Stoned Son.

DeAndre Jordan

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 16 0 0 1 3 0 8/11 2/2

That song always makes me happy, as I’m sure DJ owners are seeing that line from him.

Wesley Matthews

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 2 4 2 0 1 4/11 6/15 4/4

Not sexy but….11 threeecolas attempted!!! And played 32 minutes. And is another year removed from his injury. With Doncic, DSJ, and DJ on the court, Wes is going to get plenty of good looks.

Dennis Smith Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
7 1 3 0 0 4 1/5 2/11 2/2

You make it into Son’s Recap one of two ways; by balling out or being a buster. My boo unfortunately fell into the latter. The inefficiency is what troubled him last season and it looks like it’s still lingering around. I still believe in DSJ, but the road is going to be a bumpy one.

JJ Barea

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
9 4 4 0 0 1 1/7 3/11 2/3

Only averages 21 mpg, but is dishing out over 10 assists a game. And he jacks up shots. Now, the assist number is obviously going to come down, but he’s still going to be a nice contributer in that category regardless.

Chandler Parsons

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
0 1 0 0 0 1 0/1 0/2 0

Played 6 minutes before leaving the game due to injury.

Shocker.

Marc Gasol

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 13 4 1 0 1 3/5 6/15 3/4

That’s what I’m talking about Marc! He had been pretty crappy the first two games, but the real Marc finally showed up. May have been a let down spot for the Jazz after that hard-fought, emotional loss to the Warriors the prior game, but whatever. Grit and Grind and Gasol.

Mike Conley

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 7 4 3 0 1 1/6 6/20 10/11

I’ve been high on Conley since the preseason and think he has a very nice year. Will contribute in everything but blocks.

Kyle Anderson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
4 4 2 0 1 1 0/1 2/5 0

So why did Memphis sign Mr. Anderson to a 4-year, $37 million contract again? He played 21 minutes and should not be on rosters outside of the deepest of leagues.

Joe Ingles

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
9 8 5 2 0 2 1/7 4/13 0

Ingles shot like an average Joe, but he maintains a high floor due to contributions in the periphery categories. Going into last night’s game, Jingles was the #3 player in all of fantasy.

Rudy Gobert

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 12 1 1 2 1 0 4/6 3/5

Rudy! Rudy! Rudy! Was the 19th player in fantasy before last night’s game. Such a beast. Will be elite in FG%, rebounds, and blocks.

Ricky Rubio

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
6 3 5 1 1 2 1/5 1/8 3/3

Donovan Mitchell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 3 4 2 0 6 1/7 6/17 1/2

Like I said, I’m chalking up the poor performances to the hangover from the Golden State loss.

Myles Turner

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 3 1 1 1 1 1/3 6/13 3/3

I feel like I’ve walked 500 Myles for Turner, but man….it’s getting difficult. Played 26 minutes and didn’t do much. Maybe I need to buy some new shoes?

Bojan Bogdanovic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 5 0 0 0 4 4/5 8/12 0

Led the team with 36 minutes and tied for the high in points. Bojan is a good defender, so he will usually see a lot of court time. He can shoot and will go on a heater from time to time, but if you keep expectations low, then you’ll be fine.

Darren Collison

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
5 4 6 2 0 2 0/2 1/6 3/4

I got a lot wrong this year, but I feel good about my call on Collison. He sucks and Cory Joseph is there to siphon some of his minutes. Now that I think about it, I’m the worst. Taking victory laps 4 games into the season over Darren Freaking Collison. My seppuku knives have been sharpened and I will see you guys in the afterlife. Arigato.

Tyreke Evans

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
2 3 1 0 0 2 0/1 1/5 0

Only played 15 minutes. No foul trouble. So strange. He had been averaging around 23 minutes and 11 field goal attempts, so I’ll brush it off as an outlier game. I like Tyreke, as he will contribute threes, boards, assists, and steals. Unfortunately, any kind of ceiling is capped due to the limited number of minutes he will get.

Karl-Anthony Towns

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 15 0 0 2 3 1/5 6/12 4/4

The double-dub leader last season with 68, KAT finally notched his first of the season. Meow.

Andrew Wiggins

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
2 0 1 0 0 0 0/1 1/3 0

Only played 8 minutes due to injury, a quad contusion that’s been labeled day-to-day. I’d check on Brent to see if he’s ok, but he’s still probably jerking off to his LaVine poster.

Derrick Rose

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 2 5 1 0 1 0/4 4/12 3/3

Played 27 minutes and….

Dayam! Rose isn’t the most efficient shooter, but he’s getting minutes and contributing across the board. I felt dirty picking him up a few days ago, but whatever. I’ve done worse.

Josh Okogie

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 4 0 3 0 2 1/6 5/13 1/1

The rookie played 24 minutes and looked good. He got run primarily due to the Wiggins injury, but he did get the start the other night when Jimmy Butler sat. Rose is probably the better pick up between the two if you had to get down and dirty, but Okogie is someone to keep an eye on.

Trevor Ariza

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
6 5 2 0 0 1 1/6 2/12 1/1

Yuck. Played 35 minutes, though, and the environment is fantasy-friendly. I like T & A, but TA is messing up the picture.

Deandre Ayton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 14 5 1 0 2 0 6/11 8/8

He is the truth. Will perform his big man duties, but doesn’t stop there. 5 dimes and 8-for-8 from the line? Lovely. Ayton has a nice face up game and can drill the mid-range J. Oh, he plays in one of the fantasy-friendly environments out there.

Devin Booker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 5 6 2 0 9 3/9 11/21 3/3

9 turnovers! No bueno, but the rest of the line is juicy. DA and DB are going to have fun pursuing that C.

Josh Jackson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
3 1 1 0 0 3 0/1 1/5 1/2

Played 19 minutes. Why? So that Isaiah Canaan can play 26 minutes and shoot 3-for-8? Doesn’t a Booker/Jackson backcourt make more sense?

TJ Warren

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 4 3 2 1 0 3/5 12/17 0

4…3…2…1…0….

Ahhhhhh, it’s been a while since I’ve been able to post that. Always hits the spot. Thanks TJ. I forgot to mention that he did all that in 24 minutes. Granted, the Suns got blown out by 20 but stats are stats.

Draymond Green

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
5 5 8 4 0 2 0/2 1/4 3/3

Draymond has been…..booty. Going into last night’s game, he wasn’t even in the top 200 for Yahoo and is 135 according to Basketball Monster. He’s not shooting and it’s not like he’s not getting good looks. He’s turning down or hesitating on wide open ones. With that said, I’ll side with the body of work over his career rather than go crazy over a four-game sample. If you can somehow pry Green away from an owner for cheap, then more power to you because he’s more than likely going to end up as a top 40-50 player when it’s all said and done….like he has for his entire career.

Kevin Durant amazing. Steph Curry awesome. Blah blah blah.

Jonas Jerebko

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 5 3 1 0 1 3/5 4/8 2/4

Played 21 minutes. Jerebko is the blowout indicator, although he did hit the game winner against the Jazz two games ago. That’s cool of Kerr to let him get his REVENGE!!! Arrrggghhhhh.

Markieff Morris

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 9 1 1 1 1 6/10 9/15 4/4

The Wizards/Trail Blazers game went to OT, so many of the stats are inflated. For Morris, he did all his damage in 25 minutes. And he was in foul trouble. What a boss. Now, Morris does this once or twice a month so that you actually have to contemplate using him, but don’t do it to yourself.

Otto Porter Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 10 0 2 1 1 0/4 6/16 4/5

Metric-whore my ass!

Bradley Beal

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 8 7 0 1 0 5/9 10/25 0/1

Played 43 minutes. Craig was all over Beal in the preseason. Mazel tov my British compadre!

Kelly Oubre Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 6 0 1 1 0 3/3 9/13 1/1

Played 39 minutes and is the main guy off the bench for the Wizards. Points, rebounds, and threeecolas, but not much else.

Al-Farouq Aminu

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 15 0 1 0 2 3/5 6/8 1/2

Aminu is one of those guys that’s perfect for the end of the bench, outside of a streaming spot. He starts, plays a ton of minutes, can hit the threeecola, and provide rebounds.

Jusuf Nurkic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 18 2 2 0 2 0/1 9/16 4/4

Nurkic is so skilled, yet so inconsistent. He has the ability to go HAM every night, but doesn’t. That makes me sad.

Damian Lillard

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
29 8 8 1 0 5 2/10 7/21 13/15

Didn’t shoot well, yet still ends up with 29 and almost messed around. 13-for-15 from the charity stripe! Y’all know what time it is….

CJ McCollum

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 4 4 1 0 2 1/9 5/25 2/2

Sorry. I can never resist.

Nik Stauskas

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 8 3 1 0 2 3/6 5/10 2/2

Played 30 minutes. Won’t always get the minutes, but when he does, will get his shots up and convert. A really good shooter, especially from downtown.

Enes Kanter

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 13 2 0 0 2 0 6/12 2/2

A double-dub machine. Imagine if he could play D? Anyways, currently tied for the lead in double-dubs with 4. He’s played 4 games. Last season, he finished with 39. Me thinks he crushes that number.

Trey Burke

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 5 4 1 0 3 0/3 9/18 1/1

Only played 22 minutes, but he’s averaging 27 on the season. Burke starts, will jack up his shots, grab a good number of boards for a guard, dish out some dimes, and get his 211 on.

Tim Hardaway Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 2 3 0 0 2 3/9 10/23 1/2

Is averaging 28 points and 22.7 shot attempts a game! Also 2 steals a game, but don’t expect much else.

Noah Vonleh

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 5 1 0 2 1 0 3/5 5/6

Only played 19 minutes and is averaging 16.7 so far on the season. The points are inconsistent but he’s getting his board on. Don’t expect much else, though.

Mario Hezonja

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 4 3 2 0 2 2/5 8/16 0

Did not start, but played 30 minutes off the bench. Super Mario was the main beneficiary of the injury to Kevin Knox, who is out for at least a couple of weeks.

Damyean Dotson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 8 0 2 0 0 4/8 5/13 0

Played 32 minutes and benefitted from the injuries to Courtney Lee, Emmanuel Mudiay, and Knox. The second-year player had a 30 & 10 game at the end of last season, so he has the capacity to fill up the sheet. Someone to keep an eye on if those aformentioned continue to sit.

Khris Middleton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 7 2 1 0 2 7/8 11/14 1/2

So silky smooth, Middleton is one of the underrated players in the NBA. With his YMCA game, he’s going to be dominating whatever court he’s on well into his 60s.

Eric Bledsoe

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 4 13 2 1 2 2/7 6/11 2/2

#22 on Yahoo and #12 on Basketball Monster. Bledsoe is a freaking beast and the Budenholzer offense is going to unleash him on the rest of the league.

Jonathan Isaac

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 12 0 1 0 0 2/4 8/12 0

Played 26 minutes. I was getting a little worried there for a bit, but I held strong. Whew. I BELIEVE!

Nikola Vucevic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 12 1 3 0 0 1/2 11/18 1/2

So good, as he can score from inside and out. He was also one of only a handful of players to be in the elusive 1/1/1 club last season (3pts, steals, and blocks). Currently, a top 15 player and should remain there barring health.

DJ Augustin

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 3 10 0 0 2 3/7 3/13 1/2

Played 30 minutes. Shot like shit, but provided those dimes that you rostered him for. Not sexy but gets the job done.

Evan Fournier

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 6 10 0 0 0 2/5 5/13 2/2

Known more for his shooting ability, the 10 dimes were nice. Just don’t expect that to be a regular thing.

Jaylen Brown

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
5 5 3 0 1 1 1/4 2/9 0

Got the start and played 31 minutes. Remember when I said Brown could be Kawhi 2.0? Hey look over there! A UFO!

Kyrie Irving

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 8 5 2 1 4 2/8 10/19 0

Played 34 minutes. I’ve seen a lot of people trading away Kyrie. He may lose some usage, but he’s still gonna get his. The ceiling may be lowered just a tad bit, though.

Jayson Tatum

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
7 10 4 0 0 0 0/5 3/12 1/2

Even Statham and Channing had their bombs.

LaMarcus Aldridge

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
37 10 5 1 1 1 0 13/22 11/18

This game also went to OT. Played 40 minutes. No one is LMAO now.

DeMar DeRozan

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
32 8 14 1 0 2 2/5 11/29 8/9

Remember when I faded DD during the preseason? Hey! Look over there. A woman with DDs!

Jakob Poeltl

DNP. Dante Cunningham got the start and played 29 minutes. I think that’s all you need to know about Poeltl.

Kyle Kuzma

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
37 8 3 0 0 2 4/10 15/25 3/4

Got the start with all the suspensions and led the Lakers in scoring. Kuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz.

LeBron James

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
32 8 14 1 1 5 2/5 11/25 8/11

He’s good.

JaVale McGee

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 8 1 1 1 1 0 7/13 2/3

Played 28 minutes. Is fantasy viable due to the environment and his play, but normally won’t get much more than 20 minutes.

Lonzo Ball

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 6 6 1 0 1 3/7 5/9 1/2

Got the start and played 33 minutes. No more restrictions and should get over 30 minutes a game, even when Rondo returns. Will be a nightly triple-dub threat and his shot from downtown looks to be improved.

Josh Hart

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 10 1 2 0 1 4/7 8/14 0

I Hart Josh. Played 39 minutes even though he came off the bench. Dude is so solid, as he contributes across the board. A good real life and fantasy player.

  1. DocMcstuffins says:
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    Great write up! These help me a ton being new to basketball this year. In a 10 team, 15 man roster with no IR do I hang on to Barton and just deal with only 4 on my bench till hes back? Seems like the best play maybe with waiver wire not having a whole lot to offer.

    • Son

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      In a 10-team with no IR, I wouldn’t stash him

  2. Craig Bozic

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    Isaac is still on a minute restriction from ankle, so zero concern here

    • Son

      Son says:
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      My compadre from across the pond! When Craig speaks, we should listen. EF Craig!

  3. Mr. Blast says:
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    Ayyyyy-T-o-N!

    Good Morning Son Shine!

    Taking in your column as I sip my dark roast coffee on this chilly start to my day.

    Good stuff!

    Dropped Hill last night for Crowder just to see if he had another good game. And he did..

    Which causes a small dilema on my end now.

    Need to scoop up Harrison Barnes off the wire & I do not know who to drop now.

    Keep in mind I have an agreement to trade Barnes for Bamba.

    After seeing Bamba last night Vs Boston, I was pretty dissapointed… & 2nd guessing.

    Should I still do that flip Barnes for Bamba & who do I drop for Barnes/Bamba ?

    Would say out of – Crowder / Willy / Burke

    Please keep in mind in this league, Bigs/Centers are at a premium, as we play with 13 cats,

    3 cats are for boards -Offensive/Defensive/Total boards. Need a stable of bigs for success.

    Squad now –

    Dunn/Russell/Tyreke/Levert/Burke

    P. George/Tobias/Prince/Saric/Osman/Crowder

    Embiid/Ayton/Gibson/Willy

    Thanks man!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Ayyyyyy-oooooooooo!!!!!

      Ha! Sup Mr. Blast! Thanks my man.

      Drop Crowder and do not renege on your deal. That’s bad business.

      • Taurean says:
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        @Son: I have many SFs (Baze, Prince, Osman, LeVert and Barnes). His stats are mainly points and %s with a bit of rebounds so I have been trying to ship him but due to the injury nobody agreed.
        Expecting good stuff from Barnes? Having those SFs, I could try to trade him, or you would rather keep him?

        Cheers and congrats for your page!

        • Son

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          @Taurean: Barnes is fine, but I have no issue with you wanting to trade him

  4. Russowl says:
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    10 team head-to-head redraft
    Need to drop one
    Danny green, jae Crowder, Jalen brown , Hollis-jefferson, or Josh Jackson

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I guess Josh Jackson

  5. Cohen says:
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    Need 3,s and boards
    Stick with Reddick or drop for Hart or Isaac?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Hart

  6. Brown L says:
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    Been picking up and dropping a bunch of SFs, and am already driving myself crazy. Any of the following heads and shoulders above the others, or does it depend on needs/matchups?
    Joe Harris
    Rudy Gay
    TJ Warren
    Cedi Osman
    Danny Green

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Gay and Osman

  7. jeffrey acevedo says:
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    Would you trade De’Aron Fox for Kyle Kuzma in a Keeper League?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Depends on your team

      • jeffrey acevedo says:
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        @Son:

        PG: Curry/Fox/Shai/Rozier
        SG: Harden (PG Eligible)/Hardaway/Lamb/Wade
        SF: Gianis/Hayward/McGrueder/Finney-Smith
        PF: JJJ/Sabonis/Anderson/Barnes
        C: WCS/Valenciunas/Len

  8. Wutang says:
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    hey man, stuck in a bit of a debate here – the more I look at my team, the more I think I should just pull off a punt-FG% strategy. the only real thing keeping me competitive in it is Jokic, and I lost my first week by lou will’s 3/16 showing Sunday night….

    10 team, unlimited daily moves:

    PG: Mike Conley
    SG: Oladipo
    G: Josh Hart
    SF: Otto Porter Jr.
    PF: Kevin Love
    F: Mirotic
    C: Jokic
    UTIL: Jonathan Isaac
    UTIL: Lou Will
    UTIL: JJ Redick
    BN: Trey Young
    BN: Lamb
    BN: Mack
    INJ: Barton

    Kind of thinking of offering a Jokic for other first-rounders move, maybe picking up an upside second piece? Another team has McCollum and Dray Green who I may send an offer to – but don’t want to bail them out..

    Anyways, on to streamers! Do you think Monk is a hold in a league like this, or should I be streaming his spot on nights off? I plan on streaming Lamb’s spot for sure, but unsure if Monk should be a hold. I’d be willing to stream Lou’s spot too.. but that’s just after the night he gave me. Hart is a hold as well, I believe?

    Thanks again!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Wutang: I’m keeping Jokic. Hart is a hold. So is Lou. Why not use Mack’s appt to stream?

      • Wutang says:
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        @Son: it’s supposed to be monk, not mack… my bad.

        I love Jokic, but his FG% isn’t helping me to win the week when i have other players putting up volume shots. Was just thinking it could be an opportunity to sell at a players peak value

        • Son

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          @Wutang: Ha! Makes more sense. I was wondering why you liked Mack so much. I would build around Jokic, not the other way around

  9. Nurk Diggler says:
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    Should I drop Markieff, Len, or Malik Monk for TJ Warren? I’m trying to make up for the loss of Will Barton. It’s a 10 team 10 cat league (with Minutes Played as a the 10th cat). Team below:

    PG: Olapido
    PG: McCullom
    SG: Batum
    SG: Fournier
    SF: A. Gordon
    SF: Mirotic
    PF: Jokic
    PF: Draymond
    C: Nurkic
    C: Cauley-Stein
    UT: Len
    UT: Schroeder

    Bench: Portis, Mark Morris, Monk, Hezonja,

    IR: Derrick White, Barton

  10. Jose Baloncesto says:
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    I wouldn’t put it past it for Orlando to let Fournier be their main distributor. He’s not going to get double digit dimes on the reg, but he may surprise. Who else does that franchise have? Anywho.

    I don’t know whether I have any moves to make, except on whether to be patient with Carter Jr. He’d cost me a 5th round pick to keep next year, so he’s not likely to be a keeper unless he lives up to all that potential sooner rather than later this season. Options available as a replacement (i.e. on the wire) are:

    Bjelica, Bojan B., Gibson, Harrell, Hart, Hezonja, Len, Matthews, McGruder.

    I’m leaning towards Hart. He’s outplaying KCP, getting minutes, and putting up numbers across the board. It would leave me a glut at SG/SF, and only four bigs (Gallo and Osman are SF/PF; Horford and Randle are PF/C), but maybe this is a case of grab the talent and figure out the rest later? I’d love your thoughts on whether I should drop Carter Jr. for Hart, drop someone else, and how much of my FAAB to bid. We get $100 a year and I’m down to $95.

    Team in a h2h, 9-cat keeper yahoo league
    Carter Jr., Conley, CP3, Fournier, Gallo, Horford, J-Rich, Kawhi, LeVert, Osman, Randle

    • Son

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      @Jose Baloncesto: Your Fournier take does make sense. Early last season, he was initiating much of the offense and handling PnR action a lot. Went away from it later. But they got the DJ!!!

      I heart Hart. I do like WCJ but he’s a rook and will take time. If you’re not planning on keeping him, then I’d grab Hart and figure out the rest later.

      • Jose Baloncesto says:
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        @Son: Yeah, the only way I’d keep him is if he becomes a truly, start worthy center. He might. Or he may take another year or two. But while his boards are good, his blocks and points are not, and Markkanen isn’t even back. So Hart may be the better investment to produce value, and IF i manage to scoop him up, I could keep him for and 11th or 10th round pick next year.

        Thoughts on how much to spend on him of my $95? I don’t like spending more than I have to, because it’s early, and later in the season when guys get injured (and into playoffs) you don’t want to be the small pot at the table, but neither do I want to lose out on him if I can avoid it.

        • Son

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          I love Hart so I’m good with the move. As for how much to spend, that’s a tough one because I don’t know your league and owner history. I’d look at bidding for past players and see if you can unearth any clues. I wouldn’t go all-in because we are 4 games into the season

  11. Court Vision says:
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    Whattup Son. Thanks for the good read. Damn its good to have hoops back. My team:

    Teague
    P. George
    G. Harris
    Barton
    Alridge
    Embiid
    Brolo
    D’aron Fox
    Hart
    LaVert
    Danny Green
    Jae Crowder
    Willy Hernangomez
    Miles Bridges
    IL: Boogie

    Are you holding Hernangomez/Bridges at this point for upside? Neither is getting a ton of run but i hesitate to drop…

    Would you drop either of them or Crowder/Green for any of the following:

    Burke/Aminu/Stauskas/Schroder/J Jackson/VanVleet/McGruder…?

    Thanks holmes!

  12. IntendedSteb says:
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    Happy Slap your annoying coworker day!

    Need trade advice. Keeper league, keeping 4 next year. I have 5 probable keepers to choose from: Giannis, Ben Simmons, Embiid, Doncic and Porzingis.
    Suddenly, team holding AD decided to rebuild and looking to add youth and/or picks. I’m thinking of sending Doncic and Porzingis plus one of my 1st round picks (I have 2) for AD. Good idea or hold (see post above)

    • Son

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      @IntendedSteb: Ha! Is that really a thing?

      DO IT!!!!

        • Son

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          @IntendedSteb: Wow. That would be the only reason why I’d want to work in an office again with coworkers.

          Where are those picks projected to be? What’s the rest of roster?

          • IntendedSteb says:
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            @Son: My roster right now:
            Luka Doncic Dal – PG,SG,SF
            J.J. Barea Dal – PG,SG
            Ben Simmons Phi – PG 
            Delon Wright Tor – PG,SG
            Wayne Ellington Mia – SG,SF
            Clint Capela Hou – PF,C
            Giannis Antetokounmpo Mil – SF,PF 
            Joel Embiid Phi – PF,C 
            DeAndre Jordan Dal – C
            Enes Kanter NY – C
            Robert Covington Phi – SF,PF
            Dewayne Dedmon Atl – C
            Marcus Smart Bos – PG,SG
            Reggie Bullock Det – SG,SF
            Elfrid Payton NO – PG
            Frank Ntilikina NY – PG,SG
            IR:
            Will Barton Den – SG,SF
            Kristaps Porzingis NY – PF,C

            Keeping 4 in 2019, 5 in 2020, etc. So 1st rounder is essentially your next year keeper. Right now one of my picks is projected to be in the top 3 (team that traded it to me is in the tank mode,) the other depends in how well I do this year.

            • Son

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              @IntendedSteb: So, you’d keep Simmons, G, Embiid, and AD if you make the trade. Holy shit balls! That top 3 pick is very valuable so I’d try to hang onto that one. I’m not opposed to giving up both picks, but try and hold out for giving up the other 1st or ask for another player to help you this season.

  13. kuzzzi says:
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    Len or Harrell ROS for h2h 9cat?

    • Son

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      Harrell

  14. Big-D says:
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    hey son.

    so i wanted Draymond Green. I offered the guy Drummond. He shot back an offer where he added a demand for Elfrid Payton in exchange for Collison as well as the green/drummond exchange. What do you think. I really like Payton’s start, I know Collison has a solid history though. The Drummond/Green exchange seems like a wash, only I kind of need some assists.

    In a different league, here’s the squad:

    1. (5) Stephen Curry PG,SG
    2. (20) Rudy Gobert C
    3. (29) Kevin Love PF,C (traded for Paul George this week)
    5. (53) Robert Covington SF,PF
    6. (68) Kyle Anderson SG,SF
    8. (92) Thaddeus Young SF,PF
    10. (116) Taj Gibson PF,C

    + Otto Porter + Larry Nance + Jae Crowder + Jeremy Lamb + Frank Ntlikina

    I just pulled off trading KLove for Paul George… I’m aiming for a punt Assists/Points squad with this team.

    I’m feeling the need to reach out for a blocks or 3’s specialist, what do you think? I want to drop Frank but that’ll leave me with ONE PG on the damn roster (steph). I’m forward-rich as hell after the PG13 trade.

    • Son

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      @Big-D: I’m not a Collison guy.

      Which PGs are available on the wire? Who needs a F? 🙂

      • BigD says:
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        @Son: would I be dumb to add another SG/SF or a C to this team instead of a PG?

        • Son

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          @BigD: Let your strategy guide you

          • big-D says:
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            @Son: what do you think about moving Josh Hart + Thaddeus Young for Draymond Green on this team? (forgot to list Hart before)

            • Son

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              @big-D: All day everyday

  15. I just wanna Kawhi says:
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    Am I stupid if I drop SGA for Slo-mo??

    • Son

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      @I just wanna Kawhi: I have no idea what they are doing with Slo Mo. I like SGA

  16. Pitt says:
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    Hi son,
    What are your thoughts on collins delayed return? You think he’ll be back in 2 or 3 weeks and perform as expected?

    I’m in a 10 team league with no IR spot and somebody dropped him today. Should I grab him off waivers and drop WCJ?

    • Son

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      Tough to say. It’d be all speculation. Without an IR spot, tough to stash, especially since WSJ is a starter and getting the minutes

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