One, two, three and to the four. Giannis Antetokounmpo is all that we ask for. Ready to make an entrance so put your hands up. ‘Cause you know he’s about to hammer the cup. Give him the rock and it’s nothing but trouble. Maybe he’ll mess around and get a triple-double. He racks up more points than a daily double. Ain’t nuthing but a G thang, baby. One loced out G going crazy. He racks up so many stats that it’s hazy. Unfadeable so please don’t ever fade him. But, um, back to the lecture at hand. Perfection is perfected so you best understand. From G’s persepctive. Every defense is completely ineffective.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
36 14 5 1 4 4 2/7 15/27 4/6

On the season, G is a top 25 player but over the last 17 games, he’s been a top 10 player. The free-throw shooting has been 73% vs. 66% on the season and he’s played 35.1 minutes, an increase of 1.2 minutes over his season average. Look at these season averages: 29.2 points, 1.1 tres, 12 boards, 6.1 dimes, 1.2 steals, and 1.2 blocks while shooting 56% from the field. Crazy. The low free-throw shooting and high turnovers ding his overall value.

Here’s what else I saw yesterday:

 

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Serge Ibaka

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 11 0 1 2 0 3/7 6/13 0

Iblocka!!! Two straight games with two Ibakas and 15th game with at least two, with two of those games with three. Too many twos. I apologize. I’m a fool. Over the last four games, Iblocka has been a top 55 player despite playing only 24.1 minutes per game.

Paul George

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 7 7 0 1 3 2/10 7/21 0

At least he tried.

Bradley Beal

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
46 7 2 2 1 5 3/6 16/29 11/12

Last night was the fourth time this season that Beal has gone for at least 40 points. One of those was a 60-burger. He scored seven points against Miami in early February. Outside of that game, the lowest-scoring game was 24 points. Pretty crazy. He’s the number 11 player on a per-game basis, garnering a usage rate of 36.1 and hoisting up 24.1 shots per game. I love when my Beal is scorching hot and cooked well done.

Davis Bertans

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 2 2 0 0 0 5/9 5/9 5/5

In 26 minutes off the bench. Is someone heating up? Because I think someone is heating up. Or is that residual heat from Beal since we are right under his blurb. If so, then that’s amazing. That’s now back-to-back games with five tres for Bertans. He only played 26 and 20 minutes, though, so things are not all rainbows and M&Ms. With that said, it’s a good sign and we know what he can do. Returning from COVID is no joke.

Jayson Tatum

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
31 8 3 3 0 4 3/10 12/22 4/4

The slut in high school always provided a way for a young man to regain his confidence and swagger. Well, Tatum needed a game against the slut for fantasy hoops: the Washington Wizards. In the two games prior to yesterday, Tatum went for nine and 13 points, shooting 22% and 20% respectively. Thank you for your service, Wizards.

Jaylon Brown missed this game due to knee soreness. When he’s off the court, Tatum and Kemba Walker both see usage bumps of 5%.

Kemba Walker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 5 8 2 0 3 3/7 7/17 4/5

Over the last six games, Kemba has been a top 40 player, averaging 33.3 minutes, 22.2 points, 3.3 tres, 3.2 boards, 5.2 dimes, 1.2 steals, and 0.5 blocks while shooting 42% from the field and 95% from the line. He likely won’t play back-to-backs but it’s encouraging that he’s getting over 30 minutes of run when on the floor.

Daniel Theis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 9 3 1 0 2 1/3 8/11 3/6

In 32 minutes. Only the second time Theis, Theis baby has gone for over 20 points. Dum dum dum dumdum dum dum. Theis, Theis baby. Stop, collaborate and listen. Y’all think I should go on Showtime at the Apollo? Anyways, Theis has played 32 and 30 minutes the last two games and scored 20 and 17 points while contributing in every cat.

Julius Randle

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 8 6 2 1 1 3/6 10/18 2/3

The first game all season in which Randle has literally stuffed the stat sheet. If he does this on the regular, then he will become the Emperor of fantasy hoops.

Nerlens Noel

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 11 2 3 3 2 0 4/5 0

In 40 minutes! The Taj was closed for business so Thibs did what he does best. That’s now back-to-back games with over 40 minutes of run. Exalt his name.

RJ Barrett

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 5 3 1 1 1 2/4 8/13 3/3

In 35 minutes. Over the last 10 games, Barrett had played in the 20-minute range five times and scored single digits in three. In the last two games, he’s played 34 and 35 minutes while scoring over 20 points in each. Let’s go to Barrett fans on the street….

Isaiah Stewart

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

In 28 minutes. The game was a blowout so probably shouldn’t make too much of it but he had played 22 minutes the prior game after languishing in the teens. Stewart can provide boards, defensive stats, and good field goal percentage but doubt he replaces Plumlee. Timeshare perhaps in the future? Something to monitor.

Josh Jackson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 2 2 1 0 5 0/1 1/6 10/12

In 26 minutes off the bench. Stop hacking him!!! I don’t know what to make of Jackson. He was the number four overall pick in the 2017 Draft, has tremendous physical skills, but has been on three different teams already. Can Casey resurrect his career a la Christian Wood? That’s how I lean. With that said, what I do know is that when he’s on the court, he’s going for his, as he garners a usage rate a tick under 28.

Draymond Green

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

Only played 13 minutes due to spraining his ankle. The team said that it was a mild tweak but he didn’t return to the game because the Warriors were down by 29 points in the second quarter. Juan Toscano-Anderson was the direct substitute for Green.

Eric Paschall

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 4 1 1 0 1 1/3 8/14 1/1

In 22 minutes off the bench and had a usage rate of 29.5. Received extra run due to the Green injury. Green is expected back so calm the F down.

The Warriors were down by 20 after the first quarter and ended up losing 91-117, so no more blurbs for them!!! Andrew Wiggins played 22 minutes, Steph Curry played 26 minutes, and Kelly Oubre Jr. played 26 minutes.

As a result, no Lakers starter played more than 25 minutes and no Lakers player reached the 20-point threshold.

Blowouts suck but I enjoy them from time to time because it means less writing for me. Yippeee!

Grizzlies 133, Rockets 84. Another blowout!! YIPPEEE!!!

Justise Winslow

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 3 2 0 2 3 1/3 8/12 3/4

In 21 minutes off the bench. Since returning, Winslow has averaged 22.3 minutes per game. He shot 21% and 10% the first two games back but has since gone 50% and 66%. He likely won’t play back-to-backs and the shooting efficiency has always been an issue, but Winslow can contribute a little something something in every cat.

Jonas Valanciunas

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

Only played 13 minutes, primarily due to foul trouble.

Brandon Clarke

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 12 1 1 0 0 0/2 7/9 2/4

In 21 minutes. Needs to search for his buddy Lewis and go exploring for minutes because he’s only playing 21.3 over the last four games. He can provide boards and steals with excellent field goal percentage.

Justin Patton

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

Got the start (his first ever) and played 26 minutes. Hey, he popped his cherry! Patton has played in four games this season and racked up 3, 1, 1, and 2 blocks. Not sure what his role will be when everyone is healthy but someone to monitor, especially with no more Boogie.

John Wall

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 0 0 0 0 5 0/5 4/16 6/8

Homer Eating Donuts GIFs | Tenor

So bad that it was impressive.

Deandre Ayton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 10 1 1 0 0 0 9/11 4/4

The fourth 20/10 game for Ayton this season. He had 13 of those last season. I used to like him Ayton. Now? Not so much. He has been a top 40 player over the last six games, though.

Devin Booker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
43 5 5 0 1 2 1/6 15/26 12/13

The first 40-piece of the season. Let’s go to Booker fans on the street….

Booker is an amazing player and one of the best scorers in the league. For fantasy? He’s a top 80 player. I had a question about who had the biggest gap between real life and fantasy value? Andre Drummond was the player who stuck out immediately. Booker has to be right up there but at the opposite spectrum.

Chris Paul

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 6 15 1 0 4 1/2 5/8 0

11th game that Paul has dished out at least 10 dimes. Like a good neighbor.

Anthony Edwards

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 5 1 3 0 4 2/8 8/22 6/6

Since starting 17 games ago, Edwards is shooting 38% from the field. Yuck. There’s good to be gleaned though. He’s dishing out 3.4 dimes, grabbing 5.1 boards, and contributing the D. He’s at 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks. Me likey that. As he gets more experience and matures, the shooting efficiency should get better.

Jake Layman

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 4 0 1 3 3 1/3 5/8 0

In 30 minutes off the bench.

Game was a blowout, as the Suns won 118-99 but Layman had played 3 and 7 minutes the prior two games. <insert shrug emoji>

John Collins

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
34 10 1 1 3 1 2/3 13/21 6/7

Sixth time Collins has gone for at 30. The fifth 20/10 game. Interestingly, four of those have been 30/10. Collins had 15 20/10 games last season with five of those 30/10.

Clint Capela

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 14 1 1 3 0 0 9/17 2/3

Number 26 player on the season. Capela is AVERAGING 14 boards and 2.3 blocks while shooting 59% from the field. The only bugaboos are the lack of tres and dimes and piss poor free-throw shooting.

Trae Young

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 8 9 2 0 7 2/8 3/14 7/7

For how small in stature Trae is, he does a really good job rebounding the ball. He’s averaging 4.2 boards on the season and has messed around three times in his career.

Kevin Huerter

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 4 4 6 0 4 1/9 5/13 2/3

This dude could get away with murder. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was granted a few steals. Enough jokes, six steals is freaking impressive. Huerter’s prior career high was four, which he did three times. The high for steals in one game is 11. 11!!! Kendall Gill in 1999 and Larry Kenon in 1976. Dayam.

Bam Adebayo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 13 5 0 3 5 0 6/12 4/5

Top 20 player on the season. The turnovers are high at three per game and no tres but everything else is magnifique. The most impressive development has been the free-throw shooting, as it’s improved from 69% last year to 84% this season. That gives me hope for the development of a three-point shot at some point. I’m getting a boner just thinking about it.

Kendrick Nunn

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 3 7 1 1 0 4/8 8/15 4/4

Nunn has started the last 12 games as the Heat have been dealing with injuries. Last night, Jimmy Butler did not play due to knee soreness. Nunn has been a top 50 player over the last 12 games. When everyone is healthy what happens? Nunn ya business.

Precious Achiuwa

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 7 1 1 1 1 0 4/5 6/7

In 12 minutes!!! Freaking impressive. Doubt he gets the playing time to make an impact though. He had played 6, 10, 12, 13, 17, and 12 minutes the prior six games.

PJ Washington

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
42 9 2 2 2 1 5/8 15/23 7/7

In 42 minutes! His previous career-high in points was 27. Played a ton of small-ball center with Cody Zeller out. The Kings boost the fantasy points per minute to centers by 6.1% above league average. With that said, Washington has been balling when playing center. Over the last four games, he’s been a top 40 player. He’s been shooting 56% from the field and 92% from the line. On the season, those numbers are 43% and 72% respectively.

LaMelo Ball

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 4 12 0 1 3 1/2 7/12 9/10

That Rookie of the Year award?

Its A Wrap GIFs | Tenor

Malik Monk

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 5 4 0 0 2 0/7 8/17 5/5

With Devonte’ Graham and Gordon Hayward off the court, Monk has been balling the F out, garnering a usage rate over 30 and converting 48% of his attempts. He’s a streaky shooter but he has increased the field goal percentage in each season: 36% to 38% to 43% to 46% this season.

Marvin Bagley III

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 10 1 2 1 1 2/5 11/20 0/2

Fourth 20/10 game of the season. Bagley has now scored double figures in eight straight games. Prior to that, he went 9, 3, and 9 so we are not in full trust mode just yet. The defensive stats are light and the free-throw shooting is poor but he will score and grab boards.

Harrison Barnes

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 6 6 0 0 3 4/7 10/14 4/5

In 42 minutes. HarrisSON has been a top 50 player over the last four games. On the season, he’s top 70, a marked improvement from the 163 and 139 he posted the last two seasons. The improvements have come in the dimes, boards, and increased shooting efficiency which has transalted to more points.

Buddy Hield

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 2 7 0 0 1 8/15 10/17 2/3

I saw a stat that Buddy is the fastest to 1,000 tres, besting Steph Curry. Crazy. With that said, he’s shooting 37% from the field on the season and is outside the top 100. He doesn’t provide the D but 3.8 tres, 4.4 boards, and 3.1 dimes ain’t bad. He can be my buddy from time to time.

  1. fantasy-sleeper says:
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    Hey what’s up man, quick question. Siakam will probably get back after ASB and I will need to clear a roster spot for him. Currently, my worst players are Clarke, Bazley, Keldon, JHarris, Coby, Trent, Bey. Can you rank them ros, so I could make a decision on who to drop? Because I don’t think they have any trade value, they are more like end-of-the-bench guys.
    Context: h2h, 10T, 9cat, punt ast squad.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Keldon, Bazley, Clarke, Bey, Harris, Coby, Trent

      • fantasy-sleeper says:
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        Noted. A bit low on Coby didn’t expect that 😀

        • fantasy-sleeper says:
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          Would you drop any of these guys for Timelord? He looks promising right now

        • Son

          Son says:
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          He really tanks your field goal percentage and you’re punting assists so….

      • fantasy-sleeper says:
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        Would you drop any of these guys for Timelord? He looks promising right now

        • Son

          Son says:
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          I’d take a shot on Timelord. Probably drop Trent

  2. Luguentz says:
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    Maaan, that PJ game came out of the blue.

    If possible, I once again seek guidance on a roster question: with the ASB approaching and some interesting players coming closer to playing again, what’s the move on my team?
    It’s an 18-team points league (with what I think are pretty standard scoring settings), and I’m wondering if I’d be dropping anyone (read: DSJ) to pick up one of LeVert/Kevin Porter. I’ve tried 2-for-1 deals to pave the way, but no takers thus far. No idea what to go for, either.

    Team is:
    Trae FVV Smart Coby DSJ
    MilesB RoCo Bazley Wiggins PJ
    Ayton WCJ Nurkic (IR)

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Drop DSJ for LeVert

      • Luguentz says:
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        Done, thanks!

      • Luguentz says:
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        Re: this roster – would you see any worth in trying to flip Ayton and Smart (or Coby) for Wood? I’m not sure what constitutes an overpay, but I need to make space for Nurk when he returns, and the lineup settings only permit me to field a maximum of two C’s, so having more than two players with only C eligibility instantly make me lose out on full matchdays. Thought about Siakam, Wood or Collins as targets. Any point?

        • Luguentz says:
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          Those three are all PF/C which is useful. Similarly, Sabonis

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Sure. It makes sense for what you’re trying to accomplish

          • Luguentz says:
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            Thanks, slinging those offers out, no takers yet though!

            As we’re on the threshold of the ASB, would you swap anyone here out for either Nance or Kevin Porter? I’m guessing the only candidates would be Bridges or Bazley, meaning essentially just Bridges. Nance apparently returning after the break, but I’m torn on what he can actually produce in the whole popcorn stats field with the Fro being unleashed.

            • Son

              Son says:
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              Keep slinging. You’ll get a nibble eventually…..I hope.

              Plus, what happens when Love returns?

              • Luguentz says:
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                Yeah, Cavs are still quite the mystery box. Alternately trying to aim for lesser targets with WCJ in place of Ayton. Hopefully it’ll lead to some deal eventually!

                Did I correctly interpret that response as preferring to keep Bridges over ditching him for Nance?

                • Son

                  Son says:
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                  Good luck!

                  Yes, would rather have Bridges

                  • Luguentz says:
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                    Thanks, noted! It would seem (subject to clearing the veto period) that I got Jim Buckets for my Ayton-Coby combo. I think that’s decent?

                    • Son

                      Son says:
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                      That works with what you’re trying to accomplish. Nice job

  3. Take flight says:
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    Totally thought you were going to lead off with PJW’s big game!

    A) Who would you pick up in 12 teams std league, punting threes and pts: Okoro, Green Ranger, DSJ

    B) I have Delon, Smart and Pascal on IL. Would you drop one of them to stream or hold tight?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      That game ended so late and I had already written up most of piece. He was well-deserved for sure though.

      I’d hold. Who is Green Ranger?

      • Take flight says:
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        Danny Green haha (it’s his ig handle)

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Lol. Thank your for educating me. I’m not on the Gram

  4. Juan Canasta says:
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    12-team, h2h, 9-cat keeper
    Lowry, LaMelo, Tate, Beal, J.Harris, SlowMo, Barnes, Jokic, Wood, Vala, Poetl

    Forgive me Son. I hesitated at dropping Tate to grab DJJ despite needing a boost in blocks. Please tell me Houston will trade Dipo, and hopefully Gordon, soon! (Tate, like DJJ, will cost an 11th round pick to keep in my league).

    Buuuuuut, if I *were* to drop Tate, which of these would be the best replacement? IKORO, D-ROB, D.GREEN, HORFORD (misses at least a game a week), THAD, SMART (may return post-break, though his shooting can be terrifying at times), TRENT?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      You are forgiven, my son

      I’d want Smart out of those guys

  5. Gibran says:
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    I don’t have a question. Because of you, Son, I am top in my league.
    You are so funny bro, and the way you write is so engaging.
    By far my favorite, low key.
    “Or is that residual heat from Beal since we are right under his blurb.”
    So meta I love it, so engaging.
    The whole high school slut metaphor was hilarious and also educational.
    I learned a lot from you, never stop writing on here.
    All the images and videos you insert are perfect!
    The rhyming and play on words bro.
    You’re KILLER!
    I’ll be reading you’re posts till I’m dead, bro.
    Never stop bro
    never stop writing on here

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Much appreciated! I enjoy writing it amd glad that you are able to laugh along with me

  6. Rick says:
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    Hii Son,

    My Team :
    – Kyrie, fournier, oladipo, sexton, bruce brown
    – Derozan, tobias ,keldon
    – Embiid, siakam, WCJ

    Would you drop anyone of my team for waiver ?? h2h, 9cat, 14teams

    waiver list : levert, devonte, klove, bojan, adams, rubio

    Thanks Son

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Brown for LeVert

  7. Yong says:
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    Hey Son,

    10T H2H 9Cat, No IR
    G: Steph Curry, Haliburton, Lavine, Derrick White
    F: PG13, Mikal Bridges, Jaylen Brown, MPJ, Boucher
    C: KAT, Nurkic

    Trade question: My Jaylen+PG13+Boucher for his Wood+Kawhi, yay or nay?
    I’d appreciate your thoughts on this.
    Thanks in advance!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’m good with it. Hope Nurkic returns sooner than later

  8. Wen says:
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    Hi Son,
    I am in 12-team H2H standard 9-CAT league. I have a tough trade decision and need your advice. Someone offered me Lonzo Ball + Brandon Clarke for my Tyrese Haliburton + Miles Bridges. Would you take it? It is quite even to me. Thanks for your help!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      It’s even. I’d rather have the Halliburton side

  9. Trader says:
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    Is Brunson still a streamer or is he a roster guy in a 12 teamer, 9 cats? Not sure who I would drop tho. Thoughts?

    Harden, CP3, McConnell
    Beal, Bledsoe, D White,
    Middleton, Keldon, BogBog
    Horford, Portis
    Ayton, Holmes, B Lopez
    IR: JJJ

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I think he’s a rosterable player but wouldn’t drop anyone on your squad

      • Trader says:
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        That is what I figured…especially if I need to activate JJJ sometime in my lifetime.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Lol

          Hopefully your patience is rewarded

  10. Chris says:
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    Thanks Son!

    What side do you like?

    Morant and Plumlee for Sabonis

    H2 h 9 cat league.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      What’s squad look like?

  11. Chris says:
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    G-Curry-Hield-Clarkson-Lou williams-Herro-Seth Curry
    F-Sabonis-Holmes-Hardaway-Ibaka-Bazley-Siakim
    C-Jordan-Robinson-

    I’m 8th out of 12 lots of injuries lately

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Yup. Trade makes sense for you

  12. Chris says:
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    Thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Anytime! Good luck

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