Sing the below to the tune in the video:

“And then a Herro comes along. With the tres to carry on. And you cast your fears aside. And you know you can survive. So when you feel like hope is gone. Click your team and be strong. And you’ll finally see the truth. That a Herro’s all you need.”

Tyler Herro, the 19-year-old, 13th overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft of the Miami Heat, and yet another player who John Calipari wasted at Kentucky, has been strong. Is the truth. And is all that we need. Ok, the last part is hyperbole, but he’s been very good since the Summer League. With Jimmy Butler missing the first three games of the season, Herro played 34, 32, and 35 minutes and scored 14, 14, and 8 points respectively. He also grabbed some boards and contributed some steals. Butler returned to the lineup last night, yet Herro had his most productive game to date in 29 minutes off the bench:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
29 7 2 0 0 0 3/4 7/9 12/16

The 16 free throw attempts were likely an outlier, so don’t construct the shrine yet, but Herro has proven that he belongs and can be a source of points and tres.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

 

Jimmy Butler

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 5 2 3 0 4 1/2 5/11 10/15

Made his debut and Butler showed that he is still the man of the house, not hired help. Beep. Boop. Bop. Speaking of hired help, the Stocktonator will assist you in Project Domination for your fantasy leagues. Back to our regular scheduled programming. Butler didn’t rush and was able to get his shot when needed. The usage rate last night was 26.9. He’s a bully of a man, so the free throw attempts are more legitimate than Herro’s. With that said, 15 attempts won’t happen every night, but Butler was 22nd in the league last season with 5.68 attempts per game.

Bam Adebayo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 10 3 2 3 2 0 4/7 9/10

BAM! Look over there. BAM! Turn around. BAM! BAM! The usage rate was only 16.9, yet BAM! says BAM! to usage rate. Across-the-board production is what BAM! provides and the breakout train has left the station. Normal trains go choo choo. This train shouts BAM! BAM! BAM! as it screams down the track.

Goran Dragic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 3 3 0 0 3 5/9 7/12 2/4

Played 30 minutes off the bench. He’s the leader of the second unit and the return of Jimmy Butler did not affect his usage or playing time. He will be a nice source of points, tres, and dimes.

Kelly Olynyk

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

Played 18 minutes off the bench. As women will tell you, achieving the big O is difficult and doesn’t always happen. As it is with Kelly O. When his shot isn’t falling, it’s nooooooooooo.

Trae Young

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

Only played 11 minutes due to suffering an ankle injury. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. X-rays were negative and MRI will be performed on Wednesday. Shams Charania tweeted that he could be out two weeks. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Deandre’ Bembry or Tyrone Wallace could replace Trae in the starting lineup.

John Collins

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 7 4 1 1 1 5/8 10/17 5/6

Without Trae, Collins is the alpha on offense and should see a bump in usage, although the offense will be vastly different without its playmaker and could stagate. Collins was hovering in the 20 range for usage with Trae on the court, but that number spiked to 23.9 last night. Collins can score from every level of the court and will grab boards. What’s really been eye-opening this season has been the contributions in stocks. If that continues, we are looking at a top 25 player and Phil would be proud.

Dwight Powell

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

Returned from injury, got the start, but only played 14 minutes. Powell will provide boards, blocks, and some tres when he gets ramped up and receives more run.

Luka Doncic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 4 5 2 0 4 1/6 3/12 5/8

The shooting efficiency from the field and line is the bugaboo in Luka’s game. The upside though is trip-dubs, so you take the bad with the good. Denver is tied for 7th in defensive efficiency so don’t fret too much. With that said, he hit the game winner!!! Luka!!!!

Kristaps Porzingis

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

Wicky, wicky, wicky, wick…..DJ Son spinning the record back….Denver is tied for 7th in defensive efficiency so don’t fret too much. If that doesn’t look familiar to you, then…..

Seth Curry

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 2 3 1 0 0 2/6 4/8 0

Got the start and played 25 minutes. ‘Twas probably a matchup thing, so don’t get too excited. Curry is a sniper from deep.

Maxi Kleber

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 7 1 1 3 1 1/4 6/12 1/1

I’m hungry. Anyways, I like Kleber because he’s a big who provides blocks and tres. He played 30 minutes last night, but as Powell gets more run, the minutes could decrease for Kleber. Boo hoo.

Paul Millsap

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 8 0 0 0 0 4/7 9/17 1/1

Led the Nuggets in points and shot attempts. He was beasting down low but the lack of periphery stats is surprising. Millsap is usually an across-the-board contributor.

Nikola Jokic

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

Get him on the court and he’s trouble. Last night, messed around and got a triple double. Unfortunately, the Nuggets lost 106-109, so it was not a good day.

Will Barton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 11 1 1 0 2 2/3 8/16 1/2

Example #3452346256247427647 why we shouldn’t overreact over one game. Barton led the Nuggets with 37 minutes and this is what he can do. Yes, he’s inconsistent but the coaching staff loves him for his defensive versatility so the minutes are relatively secure.

Anthony Davis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
40 20 2 0 2 0 0/2 7/17 26/27

B. C. is Before Christ. A. D. is Anno Domini, which translates to “in the year of the Lord.” Jesus could turn water into wine and walk on water, but did Jesus ever go 40/12 in a basketball game? Things that make you go hmmmmm. AD was the first Laker since ’03 Shaq to go 40 and 12. There’s only been one other player in the history of the NBA to go 40 and 20 with at least 25 free throw makes: Wilt Chamberlain. Amazing. AD has the highest ceiling of any fantasy player out there. It’s all about injury with him, and he was having issues with his right shoulder last night. Something to be anxious about.

Jaren Jackson Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
7 6 1 1 0 1 1/3 2/10 2/2

Played 18 minutes because……foul trouble!!! What else is new?

Jonas Valanciunas

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 11 2 0 0 2 0/2 5/10 4/4

Played 23 minutes, a season high. JV is a dub-dub machine. Too bad he doesn’t get more run.

 

  1. Shawn says:
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    Hey Son great content as usual. Can I get your opinion on this deal:

    His Beal / Favors for my Lowry / Ingram.

    I like the buy low on Beal and sell on Lowry but am not convinced with Favors. Btw he countered with the Favors and Ingram side.

    His other players that are of interest are Zeller, Lauri, Tristan, Gobert, DFox. Format is 12 team H2h 9-cat.

    Should I just accept or counter? Thanks

    • Shawn says:
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      Full team details below:

      My Team:
      Lillard/Lowry/Ball/Thomas
      Booker/G.Harris/Huerter
      Ingram/Prince
      Washington/Saric
      Capela/Valanciunas
      IL: Looney

      His Team:
      Fox/Teague/I.Smith
      Beal
      Crowder/Knox
      Markkannen/Zeller/Wood
      Gobert/Adams/Favors/T.Thompson
      IL: Oladipo

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Thanks, Shawn!

      I like swapping Beal for Lowry. I’m a little worried about Favors. I like any of the other players from his team better and would try to swap for Favors. Gobert, Fox, and Lauri probably won’t be feasible but inquire first before dismissing. I’d be ok with Zeller or TT

  2. jeff aces says:
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    Hello Son,

    Thank you for your write-ups per usual. Quick Question for a 12 team keeper league:

    This team is looking for a PG, specifically assist

    He wants to know what Isaac can get him…What can i offer? Picks available too

    Team looking for a PG/assist:

    PG: Fultz/Brunson/Irving
    SG:Booker/Bogdanovic/Fournier/Batum
    SF:Leonard/Ingram/Richardson/Tatum/
    PF:Carter Jr/PJ Washington/Portis/Isaac/Melli
    C:Robinson/McGee/J Allen/Cousins

    My team:

    PG: Fox/Ball/Shai/Rozier/Aaron Holiday
    SG: Harden/Lamb/hardaway
    SF: Antetokounmpo/Hayward/Winde/Oubre/crowder
    PF: JJJ/Nance/ Fernando/Gafford
    C: Jokic/Sabonis/Poeltl/Goga

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’d be ok with Ball or Rozier. I wouldn’t give up Fox or Shai though

      • jeff aaces says:
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        Was able to get Jonathan Isaac and a 2020 3rd rd pick FOR Ball and a 2020 4th rd pick!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          I like it. Nice job!

          • jeff aces says:
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            Everyone in my league is saying i didn’t get enough for Ball though. I think i got Isaac at the right time

            Also i am being offered Frank Ntilikina for a 3rd rd pick – he is protected next year. Do i do it? I have 2 3rd picksA

            • Son

              Son says:
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              Who cares what everyone else says!

              I’d take a chance on Ntilikina for a 3rd rounder

              • jeff aces says:
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                i actually only have 1 3rd and it will probably be a mid 3rd, would you still trade it for Frank?

                • Son

                  Son says:
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                  How many keepers allowed?

                  • Jeff Aces says:
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                    It’s keep 3 lose next best for 3 RDS and keep total of 18

                    • Son

                      Son says:
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                      So 3rd round pick would be a player in the 60s?

                    • Jeff aces says:
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                      Yes around there

                    • Son

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                      That changes things for sure. I would not in that case

  3. Spider King says:
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    Looking at possibly trading steph, I’m in need of power forward help. I only have 1 pf and 5 centers. What do you think about trading steph/porter jr. for jimmy butler and Tobias Harris? 10 team h2h with assists counting as 2 points each.

    My Squad
    Steph
    Donovan Mitchell
    Derozan
    Carter Jr.
    Drummond
    Van fleet
    Oubre
    Porter jr.
    Bam
    Bryant
    Valanciunas
    Reggie Jackson
    Fultz
    Zeller
    Gary Harris

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I don’t like it. You take a massive hit in tres and downgrade in dimes, which are weighted in your league.

      • spider king says:
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        What if I trade the same two for Irving and Tatum or randle

        • Son

          Son says:
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          I like the Kyrie/Randle one much better, but you still take a massive hit in tres and slight downtick in steals

    • jeff aces says:
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      trade steph for jokic

  4. Pedro says:
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    Hola Son!!!

    With AD I think I should be able to get to the POs, so… i am thinking ahead… Would you offer VanVleet for Ayton?

    Gracias.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Hey Pedro!

      I feel the optimism and enthusiasm, but let’s slow down here. It’s been one week and ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOT can happen until the playoffs.

      As for FVV, I would make that trade but not sure the Ayton owner will

  5. BigBun says:
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    What do you think of this squad? Any suggestions on how to improve? 12 team h2h 9-cat

    Kemba, Dragic, D Wright
    Beal, Smart
    Porter Jr., Oubre Jr., Covington
    Isaac, Nance Jr
    Embiid, Bryant, Horford

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Best cat is blocks. Weakest cat is dimes. You should be good in the rest of the cats

  6. Russowl says:
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    10 team head to head 9 cat you can make moves daily and change lineup daily
    We use 4 util and have one center spot . Steve adams is available it’s hard not to grab him while he’s sitting there free but feel like I need 3’s and don’t want to destroy my Ft %. I’ve been waiting to put Zach Collins in my injury spot and make a move but not sure when that’s going to happen. Should I drop Zach Collins & pick up Adams or drop Zach Collins for the free agents available or wait to put Zach Collins on injured list and pick up who? Or is there another drop? Here’s my team and best free agents available

    Pg-Jrue Holiday

    S.g.- James Harden

    G- Conley

    Sf- Oubre

    Pf- Horford

    F- Harrell

    C- Capela

    Util-D .Ayton

    Util- J.v.

    Util-miles bridges

    Util J. Lamb

    Bn- D.Wright

    Bn- Huerter

    Bn- P.j. Washington

    Bn-Zach Collins

    Bn- Sato

    Other FA-

    Eric Gordon. Rodney Hood, Wesley Matthews, Dewayne dedmon, Hunter,Shamet, Marcus Morris, Moe harkless, DJ Augustin and there’s a few other bigs available

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’d rather hold Collins

      • Russowl says:
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        Would you drop anyone else to adams? I’m pretty sure someone will grab him shortly. Or just stay put?

      • Son

        Son says:
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        I wouldn’t

        • Russowl says:
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          Alright thanks

          • Son

            Son says:
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            Anytime

  7. Gerald says:
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    i feel sorry for your mother lmaoo throwback jim jones the game

    I’m confused with delon wright. please explain how can he be a top 70 player? good fg % good Ft % chips some assists rebs? low turnover rate couple steals? this i is where i get lost with players cuz he’s barely a starter in the nba but he’s a good player in fantasy

    • Son

      Son says:
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      He’s actually top 50 right now. Dimes, steals, excellent field gold percentage, and low turnovers. The steals and turnovers give him the biggest boosts to overall value

      • Gerald says:
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        how do you think he will rank rest of season?

        field goal % pts FT% 3PTM REB AST STL BLK Turnovers 10 league

        can i get your thoughts on the squad?
        guards- terry rozier , lonzo, ice trae, shai alexander
        dinwiddie , danny green
        forwards- jeremy lamb. otto porter, tj warren
        pascal Siakam jarret jackson, anthony davis, tommy bryant

        cauley stein IR

        i think cauley stein will have some sneaky value. and for deep leagues i think alec burks will for golden state. call me crazy lol but i could see golden state ending the game with line up as green cauley stein burks russel curry
        hes an athletic big man, he’s gonna get the bulk of the minutes at that position if he stays healthy. playing with a much better team.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          top 100 player.

          Strength is blocks. Weakest in tres. Decent in the other cats, except free throw percentage.

          I think Looney is a better player than WCS, but I could see your scenario playing out

  8. Trader says:
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    Randles is widely panned but so far he is fantasy gold. I know since I am playing against him LOL.
    Best on the wire: Lamb, Delon,Kleber, Sato, Crowder, Forbes. In our 12 teamer, h2h, 9 cats, do you like any over Huerter, Bog Big and/or Nance? Been holding Huerter hoping he gets run with Trae out but….

    Harden, Jrue, IT, VanVleet
    Oubre, Covington, Huerter, Bog Bog
    Love, Nance,
    Vucevic, Bryant, Myles (prayer circle)

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’m bullish on Huerter

      I think you good as is

      • Trader says:
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        Thanks. I appreciate my twice per week (min) roster check in. So far, so good!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          I am living vicariously through you

          • Trader says:
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            Ha ha! Gonna be a fun ride. Buckle up.

            • Son

              Son says:
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              I’m riding without the belt with my head sticking out the window. Go faster, Trader!!! Faster!!!

  9. Kris says:
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    Okay, Son! How are you? How’s the RAZZBALL team doing?

    I need your thoughts. LOL! HAHA!

    20-team-league. H2H. 9 cats.

    Everyone knows how to draft in this league. So, it’s very, very hard for us to keep up with the waivers.

    Schroder
    Bacon
    Walker
    Hezonja
    Collins
    Jabari Parker
    Spellman
    Thomas Bryant
    Okogie
    Valanciunas
    Winslow
    Young
    DSJ

    1st, there’s no one better to replace DSJ so is he a hold in a deep league?
    2nd, I am having a tough time with Hezonja, Spellman, Okogie, Winslow, and Bacon’s place. It seems that they’re like my streaming positions. Though, I know, we should keep our cool with Winslow and Bacon. And yeah, I think I’m also fine with Okogie.

    It’s been a rough 2nd week, I’ll tell you that. Collins is out. Trae is out. The feels, man! Oh and btw, the managers are not open to trading. LOL! I understand since it’s a money league, but, it just takes out the fun.

    Anyway, should I just accept the fact that the waiver wire is my best friend now? HAHA! I mean, maybe I can move players to keep solid. Thoughts?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      20 team is deep. The RDA is 30 teams, so I feel your pain.

      DSJ is probably a hold, but it depends if anyone is on the wire.

      Are there players available to stream? Agreed that Winslow and Bacon should be locked in.

      Injuries are brutal in a deep league. You must find a way to appease the gods. It never hurts to explore trades, but it’s tough, as you need to find a partner that fits both your needs.

      With deeper leagues, I view them more like real-life teams. There’s no waiver wire for them to churn. Yes, there’s the G-league but I’ll keep that out of the convo. To improve the team, GMs need to trade. Or they have to suck it up and prepare for the following season. In that way, it’s more fun because it replicates real life to a degree.

      • Kris says:
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        Okay. We have:

        Len
        Bridges (PHX)
        Nurkic (Dropped him coz I thought Yahoo will give Trae an INJ status. It’s cool if someone will stash him, I’m good with rebs.)
        Morris (DEN)
        Mudiay
        Bonga
        Giles
        Tolliver
        Hill (MEM)
        Edwards
        Bell
        Ellngton
        KPJ
        MPJ
        Miles (WAS)
        Johnson (PHX)
        Melli
        Biyombo
        Kurucs (Should I pick this guy?)
        Leaf
        Korkmaz
        Henson
        Waiters
        Ojeleye
        Sumner
        Jackson (DAL)
        Graham (MIN)
        Ennis 3rd (PHI)
        Bullock
        Crabbe
        MCW
        DJJ

        Just picked up Ky Bowman. Kept DSJ in IL. Any player that I should look into — get into my watch list or pick him right now?

        It’s an active league and this is one of my most competitive league every year. So, you see, the wire is our best friend. HAHA!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          I think you kind of have to pick up Tolliver and Graham. They are both starting and getting minutes.

          • Kris says:
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            I hate this OUT status by Yahoo! HAHA!
            Got them. So those two were my last 2 adds this week. Hoping for next week to be better!
            Took out Hezonja and Spellman. One of my friends got Paschall last week and after the game a while ago, the spell from Spellman were nowhere to be found. :))

            • Son

              Son says:
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              Ha! Well done

              Good luck next week!

              • Kris says:
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                Thanks for the tips, Son!
                Appreciate everything!

                • Son

                  Son says:
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                  Anytime

  10. Gerald says:
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    Hi Son,

    Had changes since draft and this is how my team looks like now. 10 team, 9 cat league.

    PG: Harden, Kemba, Butler, Bledsoe, schroder
    F: Horford, Otto, Oubre, Ibaka
    C: Mrob, ayton, zeller, holmes

    I got ayton from waiver since an impatient owner dropped him. I’m glad Otto finally have a decent game today and I think Bledsoe will soon.

    I know I’m having lot of bigman, I had gharris today but instantly dropped upon seeing holmes perform and him being in the FA.
    What do you think of my team and what can you advise for improvement?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I like the moves. You need tres. Strongest cats are blocks and steals by a wide margin. Decent in the rest

      • Gerald says:
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        Thanks Son, who do you think most streamable on my roster. I’m thinking it’s between these 3 but they’re stringing up some good games lately.

        Schroder – looking good as 6th man of thunder but wouldn’t hesitate to drop if someone better pops up..
        Zeller – great player to have as long as he doesn’t get injured
        Holmes – lot of potential and I might hold to see.

        Team owners in my league always hesitate for trade and always asking for one sided one so I’m more incline on checking talents on waiver and FA now.. Hehe

        • Son

          Son says:
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          I’m with you. I’d go with Schroder

      • Gerald says:
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        Hi Son,
        Had a great 2nd week though I think I’ll lose fg and to weekly with harden here.
        Checking hot FA right now and do you think I should drop anybody for any of these guys? Thanks

        Pj washington, Wright, prince

        • Son

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          Naw, you good

          • Gerald says:
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            I guess I’ll hold for now. I appreciate ur comments..

            • Son

              Son says:
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              Anytime

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