Man, the question posed in the title there is a real toughie…  I need to make a pros and cons list.  I mean, more like a pros and D-league list…

First to last night – how can you call a throw right there?!  Is Brad Stevens calling plays for the Seahawks all the sudden?!  Ugh, enough football, but we’ll tie one more NFL reference here in the open if we can…

The Cavs went into Minnesota on Saturday night, and Kevin Love‘s return to Minnesota wasn’t exactly a metaphorical hug.  I love the random ginger at 0:55…  He has no idea what to do!  He’s like, “boo!” wait, I mean, maybe I should clap?  It’s like the end of Air Bud where both the creepy pedophile looking dude and the annoying kid try to call for the emotionally conflicted dog.  Anyway, Cleveland got to see both of their #1 picks from the last two years, and spoiler alert!  Andrew Wiggins did better.  A cool 31/1/1/4/0 on 14-25 shooting and absolutely no issues with Kevin Martin back in the line-up.  And still no Ricky Rubio, who is back tonight! All of Wiggins’ damage done with recent-signee Lorenzo Brown playing all 48.  Meanwhile, Cleveland’s “other” former #1 pick Anthony Bennett played 13 minutes of nothingball.  0/1/1/0/0, and as we mentioned on the Pod with Andy Behrens the other week, Draymond Green went in the second round of that draft!  Hopefully Kevin Costner had nothing to do with this Cleveland team’s Draft Day.  That movie bombed harder than the Manziel pick!  Here’s what else went down over the weekend in fantasy basketball action:

Tyler Johnson Who?  Exactly.  Rainbow line out of nowhere!  After tearing up the D-League, the undrafted rook with a rainbow line last night of 13/9/4/2/2 and is primed to be the second Heat breakout signed from the Minors.  It’s like a Chicago Cubs farm system up in hurr!  That said, I like the kid, he’s a solid player, but he’s no Langston Galloway.  Langston is more the mother kangaroo Galloway, Johnson more the Joey Galloway.

Hassan Whiteside “Hiss-ant!”  “It’s pronoucned ‘Hassan’, it’s French.”  “Did JB just pull out a Corky Romano reference!?”  So what if I felt I had to explain that one since no one ever saw it!  Chris Kattan’s career fizzling out worse than Greg Oden.  Too soon, too soon…  Anyway, Hiss-ant for 20/9/0/0/3 last night (after a dominant 16/24/0/1/1 Friday night), hit 10-17 from the field including some jumpers, and might be the best offensive option on the Heat right now.  Chris Bosh burn!

Mario Chalmers – Ugh, 10 TO the past two games with middling stat lines.  Get this guy a giant mushroom, he’s on life support in the non-Dwyane Wade stint!

Jared Sullinger – This is what you get for buying any Celtics investments.  Why I’ve been very anti-Marcus Smart, who should have been starting a month ago.  But then yesterday we see arguably the Celtics’ most consistent player this year get benched, and another clump of my hair pulled out.  Sure Smart had 9 dimes off the bench, as even the worse Evan Turner got benched in the second half, but I want nothing to do with this franchise.  Bostonians have plenty to be happy about.

Jordan Hill – Initially reported as a quad strain, Hill said it’s more a hip issue that knocked him out early yesterday and he’ll miss a few days or a few weeks.  If only my PTO at the Razzball office worked that way.  “Yo, Grey, I’m going on a bender – might be a few days, maybe 3-4 weeks, who knows?!”

Tarik Black – MVP!  MVP!  If you heard chants for “Black MVP” it must’ve been me since I’m the only one!  You’ve gotta check out the REL recap out in a few hours for more there.  Anyway, one of my fav cheer guys for 2/4/1/0/0 off the bench in 18 minutes even though he wasn’t supposed to play, but should get some run whilst Hill out.  He started the second half and is Byron Scott’s BFF when healthy.

Wayne Sellington – What I told ya!  Had back-to-back good games before going ice cold against the red hot Knicks.  Nee Poppycockers!  Hopefully if Ellington was valuable in a deeper, you could sell fast.

Louis Amundson – Is this real life?!  6/13/2/0/2, and now at least a block in all 8 games for the Knicks with multi-blocks in 5 of those.  He’s signed up through the rest of the year, and is he really that different that say, a Timofey Mozgov?  Sadly, no!

Lance Thomas His first game after getting signed for the year as well was an atrocious 15 minutes of 2/1/0/1/0.  Proves that if you’re signed on longer than a 10-day deal you’re subject to be ignored!

Gorgui Dieng After a nasty rainbow of 14/10/2/2/3 Friday night, got benched Saturday!  Only 20 minutes, but still stuffed the stats for 4/3/3/1/1.  Don’t worry Razzball Nation, stay strong with the Dieng Train!

Nerlens Noel The Dieng Train helmed by Captian N!  Solid battle of the rainbow bigs Friday night!  Noel for 14/6/3/4/6, one dime away from a double rainbow!  Nasty.  Shot 7-8 from the field with only 1 TO, and followed it up with 5-8 FG 11/10/0/0/2 and 3 TO Saturday.  A little disappointing in that one, but still loving the improvements.

Michael Carter-Williams For the love of tripdub!  17/10/10/1/1 Friday night, another 5 TO is par for the course, but only 3 TO on Saturday for 13/6/8/2/0 and a couple treys in a close-ish game agaisnt the Hawks.  FT% from Dec-Jan jumped from 57.1% (ugh, I know) to 68.2% and the TO fell from 5.1 (ugh, I know, I KNOW!) to “only” 3.8.  Taking some strides without that Tony Broken.

Kent Bazemore Ya know, really annoying weekend for REL free agents I was hoping to sneak from the league!  I had Tyler Johnson all queued up, plus Bazemore – who I thought could surprise with some runs late in the year if they pull some DNPs – gets 40 minutes Friday night (12/5/3/2/1)!  DeMarre Carroll sat out with a sore Achilles and he’s getting an MRI on today, then Thabo Sefolosha hurt his calf early and will be out 6-8 weeks.  Bazemore should get a little run for the deeper leaguers, as well as a handful of minutes for John Jenkins (who scored 9 in 21 minutes Saturday night) if Carroll miss a few more.  And deepers should also monitor Shelvin Mack (still out for now with a calf) who has played his share of SG minutes for the Hawks.

Dwight Howard D12 to miss at least 12 more games.  His knee will cost him the next month, and you can cut him in virtually all 9-cat leagues.  Pts and 8-cat Roto…  Eh, it’s tough!  Depends on your desperation level; if it’s seeking Susan then sure.

Terrence Jones – Ya know, Donatas Motiejunas is looking like a must-own in 12ers, even worth a look in shallowers, but the under-the-radar news with Howard going down is the help T-Jones should get for some run.  Only 3/5/1/0/0 Saturday in 19 minutes, but 3 blocks on Friday night and I have a little more optimism for him now.

Jarrett Jack “Wahhhhh, JB killed it on this one!”  Career-high 35 points in a crazy 35/8/13/1/0 line, hitting 13-30 from the field and 8-8 from the stripe.  A three and a steal on top of that craziness!  Love ya Slim.

Brook Lopez Ewww.  Also had 35 points off the bench.  Nets are like, “See, he’s worth two first-rounders, told ya [fill-in GM’s name]!”  Chipped in 3 steals and 3 blocks which was a little fun, but meh, I don’t see much ROS.  Brolo is playing each Net game like yolo.

Eric Gordon No Brow, no problem!  28/2/7/1/0 and 5 treys and you couldn’t sell him faster and he’s an injury risk and some egg rolls and thennnn, and thennnnnnn, and then and then and then and then!

Anthony Davis Set to return tonight.  At least he should give you a full week this time out!

Charlie Villanueva – Puts up 20 and 6 treys on Friday night.  I’m like, “F you dude, I own you in the REL for a month and you don’t do shizz!?”  I side with Kevin Garnett now…

Rajon RondoRichard Jefferson went all Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon on him and kicked him in the face.  “Richard Jefferson – ruining NBA franchises one player at a time”  What his campaign slogan should read…  I would doubt Rondo misses much time, even though he’s already ruled out tonight, unless there’s a concussion involved.  But the hit didn’t look good and could easily be the case.  As much as I’d like to recommend Devin Harris or J.J. Barea as streams tonight, it was Monta Ellis who took over facilitating, racking up a dimebag with 13 dishes.

Klay Thompson See, ultimate ThrAGNOF!  The treys don’t fall and it’s an atrocious 12/2/0/0/0 line on 5-10 FG on Friday night.  Yeah, kidding of course, how is Klay gonna only take 10 shots in a loss against the Jazz?!  Weird.  Must’ve been a lot of Pete Carroll play calls…  Was much better on Saturday (22/3/4/0/2 with 3 treys).

Rodney Stuckey – Of course as soon as I get stucky on Stuckey it goes all yucky.  Only 19 minutes too, in what was a 5 point loss.  Yikes.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Whoa, talk about a major rush in my KCP addiction!  It’s like finding a bag of something illicit on the road on a college campus (really happened to me once, true story! I thought I was about to be on Punk’D or something.)  28/5/4/1/3, no TO, and shot 10-21 with 6 treys.  KCP!  MVP!  Even with some duds, kinda liking the upside with D.J. Augustin (28/2/12) runnin’ the show.  Or is it my addiction talking!?

Kevin Durant I’ve seen some sell KD comments, and off another injury playing as bad as he did Saturday night, I get it.  But this was against that tough Memphis D, a team ballin’ maybe as good as they’ve ever been as a franchise.  Not hitting any panic buttons or going in any panic rooms.  I don’t wanna mope with Kristen Stewart!

John Henson Do you know the Muppet man?!   “The one that lives on ‘The Bucks, the team that drafted me, hates me’ lane?!”  Well, it took injuries/suspensions to the #1, #2, #3 and #4 PF/Cs coming into the year for the Bucks to start him (thinking Colonel Sanders, Jabari, Ersan & Zaza Arms), but 14/8/1/0/4 Saturday night, and that funky hook shot was looking sexy.  This is the Bucks and Henson we’re talking about though, and any marriage between the two I trust about as much as one from The Bachelor.  So not fully buying in long-term.  Maybe a little margarita-fueled fling and a naked dip in the ocean.

Cody Zeller I like this big more!  Rainbowed against the Nugs for 21/8/3/3/2 with no TO and hit 10-11 from the field.  Outdid Al Jefferson!  Definitely worth a look in 12ers.

Brian Roberts – So, so bad.  0/4/6/0/0, nice to have 6 AST to no TO, but shot 0-7 in 23 minutes.  Lance Stephenson came off the bench with a dimebag (4/5/13/2/0), but 3 TO and shot 2-10 including 0-2 FT.  And why does this schlub STILL take threes?!  0-2 from deep, and now 9-63 on the year.  Needs some glasses or something – that’s a cool and collected 14%.  I have a better chance of hitting the lottery than Lance does hitting another 3…

Jusuf Nurkic Look at dem D stats coming back for the Jamba Jus!  6/7/0/1/4.  The blocks won me the cat in one of my RCLs, so holding strong where I can.

Danilo Gallinari 24 starting minutes of a messy Italian, a sex move I picked up in Naples.  Trust me, I shot about 5-16 too!  And ended up as empty as Galo’s 15/4/2/0/0 with only one trey.

 

Streamers/Cheap Daily League Picks:

John Henson (30% owned) – Ya know what, why not heed the advice of the above?!  With Jonas Valanciunas playing as inconsistent as anyone right now, this should be an interesting matchup – beefy Eastern European vs. finesse lanky McGoo.  Of course, if Zaza Arms is ready to go with his calf injury, I would probably stream elsewhere since the Bucks hate Henson.

Andre Miller (1% owned) – John Wall is all sorts of banged up, and the Hornets worst position by far is PG.  Thank Brian Roberts and his atrociousness for that.  So if it makes sense at any point to give Wall a DNP-rest, now is the time.  You’ll have to stay tuned here, but I could see the ageless one racking up a few more dimes on the top-10 All-time assists list.

 

I hope everyone had a fantastic Super Bowl Sunday and we’ll catch ya tomorrow!

  1. Mak says:
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    Just need your advise on a trade. My team is: Anthony davis, Lowry, Sulli, draymond, Ellis, Galloway, knight, parsons, millsap, gortat, mason plumlee, Isaiah Thomas, robin Lopez.

    Someone is offering me harden, Rubio and Thad young for Lowry, Ellis and millsap. What you think?

    • Mak says:
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      @Mak: and someone else offered me Conley or Collison for Ellis?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Mak: Kinda like the Conley for Ellis, while Rondo is out Ellis should get a spike in dimes like Saturday, but doubt it past that. Not Colly though. Wow, so yeah I think I’m doing the Harden one. Harden is best in the deal, Rubio>Ellis for me, but others might disagree, and I think getting Harden is worth the downgrade of Millsap to Thad

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          @JB Gilpin: only thing im worried about in that trade is rubio coming off an injury.

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @mak: Might start slow but I’m not too worried, really took their time

  2. WillieStone says:
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    Just curious…if a new fantasy season started tomorrow and Whiteside signed an extension with the Heat, where would you draft him?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @WillieStone: Whewwwww that’s a great question. He’s be over where I had Dwight coming into the year, I think Favors-ish sounds about right. Late 30s early 40s? Might be a little overly bullish

  3. patrick says:
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    what do you think of oladipo for dieng? too much?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @patrick: Def think Oladipo is a sell high, Dieng should come at a discount too since he was benched last game. I think you could get a tad more

  4. hamtime says:
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    1. ingles, patterson, ellington – please pick 2 ROS

    2. would you trade covington for ryan anderson in an 16man/11cat

    3. currently own koq in a 16man. was infuriated when he got a DNP from that bum Vaughn. Do i hold koq or nab brandan wright or waiver fodder? Worried orlando might not fire vaughn.

    4. Collison or derozan in a 14m/9cat

    • JB Gilpin

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      @hamtime: 1. Pat and Elling 2. Ummm, hmmm. I love me some Covington. Prob not. 3. Eh, too much fire for Vaughn to escape, I’d hold O’Quinn for upside. 4. Colly, close though

  5. Tyler Durden says:
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    BroLo / Sully for Bogut / Tyson Chandler
    BroLo / Sully for Deandre / Dieng
    BroLo for Dieng

    Are these trades good for me?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tyler Durden: Which side is you? I like right side on all of them I think, so hoping you’re that side!

  6. Tyler Durden says:
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    Btw, jusuf nurkic or Cody Zeller.. Who do you trust ros?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tyler Durden: Nurk, but close

  7. J says:
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    Hey JB/Slim,

    Might be able to snag Carroll after a hasty drop in one of my leagues. (Dropping Bass)

    Westbrook, IT, Smart
    Dragic, Oladipo
    Draymond, Covington, Carroll*
    Faried, Markieff
    Bosh, Whiteside, Nurkic

    If I manage to get him, my sights are then set on Olynyk.
    Would you drop Smart or Nurk for him sometime down the line?

    Thanks!

    • J says:
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      @J: 14 Team H2H (10 CAT w/OREB)

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @J: Ummm, maybe depends obviously on how Smart and Nurk play until then. Right now I probably wouldn’t, but Stevens has shown he hates playing Smart haha

  8. Taki says:
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    Hey whats going on?

    Who do you like more going forward?
    Marcus Smart OR Jordan Clarkson

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Taki: Not much man! Gimme Smart. Close, I think Clarkson scores more, but Smart’s dimes and steals should make him better

  9. Shaft says:
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    in a weekly 8-cat league, would you start T chandler (4 games), Favors (4 games) or Hassan Whiteside (3 games)? Can’t believe i’d actually ever have to ask that. Need Pts, Rebs, Blks, Stls. Thanks!

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      @Shaft: building off the question above, it seems like i have an abundance of quality guys at PF/C. this is my team:

      G: Lillard, Knight, Rubio, Holiday, Jack
      F: Durant, Draymond Green, Covington, Favors
      C: Boogie, Tyson Chandler, Hassan Whiteside

      Are there any needs you see? Anyone you think i should i try and target for a combo of Chandler, Favors and/or jack? Thanks!!!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Shaft: Wow, yeah gimme Whiteside over Chandler! Upside WHiteside! Def would look to trade Chandler with his age, looming Dallas DNPs. I don’t think it’s a huge need, but maybe some treys and even a couple more blocks would put you over the edge. Chandler+Jack for Ibaka?

  10. tom says:
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    In a 12 team H2H 9 cat no to’s n my last utility spot would you play conely who hasn’t done crap since coming back, Alex len , amir johnson or Langston Galloway. I don’t need any certain cat or anything just want to play who I would get the most overall out of. All have 4 games this week. I think I’m over thinking it is why I’m asking, I’m leaning galloway… Thx for your heads up on this one.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tom: Hah yeah in my REL post that just came out I def overthought it. I think I’m sticking with your stud in Conley, but it is really close with Galloway indeed

  11. Rob says:
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    Im still sick to my stomach I hate the Patriots, Now I got an interesting trade offer

    Im being offered Hibbert for Mozgov? Should I keep Mozgov it is a keeper league I can’t keep Mozgov(FA) He Paid $10 for Hibbert

    • JoeJ says:
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      @Rob: Hibbert is better if you can’t keep Mozgov

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rob: Ugh, yeah rough one for ‘Hawks fans… Yup I agree with above, gimme Hibbert

  12. Rob says:
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    Im still sick to my stomach I hate the Patriots, Now I got an interesting trade offer

    I’m being offered Hibbert for Mozgov? Should I keep Mozgov it is a keeper league I can’t keep Mozgov(FA) He Paid $10 for Hibbert.

  13. JoeJ says:
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    Trade my Aldridge and Collison for his Westbrook and Monroe? 9 cat H2h

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JoeJ: Sure, yeah you get best in deal and I do think there’s still a tad of lingering risk with Aldridge and that thumb

  14. Hoopus Alleyoopus says:
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    Corky Romano is underrated. I think it’s a funny movie. “Do you guys want some cookies?”

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hoopus Alleyoopus: Best line! I haven’t seen it in a while, just thinking “it’s pronounced ‘Hassan'” had me think about it. There were some underrated funny moments in that for sure.

  15. Scott says:
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    Tyler Johnson? Did I stumble onto the hockey site?

    Do you think Durant and Westbrook are going to take it easy tonight against the Magic?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: Hahaha I didn’t even know he was a hockey player, I got so little knowledge of NHL… Ummm, after how bad they were against the Grizz I think they play well.

  16. dom says:
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    What are we expecting from Rubio upon return?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dom: Tonight or ROS? Tonight not too much, in a few weeks maybe about 90% o what I expected which is a really good PG

  17. DanThePoorMetFan says:
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    I just got offered this deal in a 12 team dynasty H2H league

    I get
    A. Davis NO
    R. Anderson NO
    M. Chalmers Mia

    for

    S. Curry GS
    P. George Ind
    J. Randle LAL

    Do I do it?

    • Nikko Respeto says:
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      @DanThePoorMetFan: I personally like the Curry side better.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DanThePoorMetFan: Damn that is so so close. Not a huge Randle guy, but to get George… I’m kinda on the fence, depends on if it helps or hurts team needs right now

      • DanThePoorMetFan says:
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        @JB GilpinI finished second last year and first the year before, but didnt start out well and im rebuilding the team.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @DanThePoorMetFan: Ah gotcha, yeah if rebuilding ya gimme Curry George! New team name? Curry-ous George?

          • DanThePoorMetFan says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            Love it!

  18. jcg says:
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    still on board with Galloway over Clarkson overall? I like watching Clarkson hoop more. Is it a toss up or Galloway clearly better option

    • jcg says:
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      @jcg: also if you dont mind, how do you feel about Ingles ROS compared to those two

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @jcg: Def more a toss up, still going Galloway. Totally agree Clarkson is more fun to watch, but I trust Galloway more for the minutes. I’d put Ingles behind both

  19. Mari says:
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    Hey JB,

    I have too many guards and I need an extra small forward. Elfrid and IT2 are probably my lower tier guards. I doubt I’d be able to move Elfrid but would IT2 for Demarre be a good trade offer? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mari: Sure, yeah that sounds like a winner!

  20. Nikko Respeto says:
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    Hey JB. Had some questions for you about my DFS lineups for some big bucks! If I win, I’ll be sure to send some your way haha.

    1) Irving, Knight, Eric Gordon, Beal, Covington, Middleton, Keef Morris, Iblocka, Tyson

    2) Jack, Knight, Gordon, Korver, Dudley, Covington, Davis, Ibaka, Pekovic

    3) Jeff Teague, Goran, Greek Freak, Derozan, Middleton, Wiggins, Ibaka, Nowitzki , Chandler

    What are your thoughts on who I have in the lineup right now and how their matchups may or may not work in my favor?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nikko Respeto: Nice!!! I’m bringing my A game here.

      I think I like 2 or 3 better. Love having Davis, but off the groin injury in a tough matchup… I dunno. Not loving the Dallas bigs vs. Wolves, Rubio is back making PG in flux and I think the Wolves get blown out. Goran against Memphis playing good D is a tough one too. Guessing Eric Gordon is cheap, I like that play. I like Covington too at the right price. Don’t forget about maybe rolling out Henson!

      • Nikko says:
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        @JB Gilpin: these are all three different line ups I have out. But hey thanks for the advice and I’ll make sure to get back to you on the results!

  21. Dante Green says:
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    Sup brotha, tbh I’d choose Anthony over Andrew…… LOL I can’t believe just a couple of months ago I was so fcking close to dropping mr. Wiggins! Anyway, after a long time I’m finally putting MCW in the line up this week! In his last three games he’s averaging 0.44 from the field! That’s crazy! Hah Punting TO tho cos I also have Bled KD and Curry on my roster! I don’t know if you’d be able to respond right away before the lineup locks, just tell me if it was a stupid move, LOL! Take care bud

    • Dante Green says:
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      @Dante Green: It’s actually between him and Batum, who would you rather put in the lineup? Like I said I’m leaning towards MCW, LOL. Tell me if you think otherwise!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Dante Green: I know a lot of people were thinking of dropping Wiggins! I hope I helpd some people hang on. i gotta take Anthony too haha

        Nah gimme MCW! Especially punting TO. Batum so so inconsistent, mostly on the bad end haha.

        Take it easy man, good luck this week!

        • Dante Green says:
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          @JB Gilpin: MCW got injured! LOL but at least he only had like 1 to, it’s all good tho. Lol. JB i got this uneasy feeling about the Kings, I mean what are the chances that they do something fishy before the trade deadline? I have Colly and I know he hasn’t been producing well up until that last game. Maybe u can share what you think! I’m just a worried Colly owner. Hah Thanks bud

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Dante Green: I’m a little worried about Colly too. The Kings should be much MUCH better.

  22. Connor says:
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    Got offered Draymond Green and Aaron Afflalo for Drummond and Beal, I love Draymond and hate the FT drain from Drummond but feel like I shouldn’t accept. What do you think JB?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Connor: Whewwww. Yeah even if Drummo is hurting you there I don’t like Afflalo much at all. I don’t think I could do it, maybe counter with someone better than Afflalo

  23. Jesse says:
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    Hey JB! Got an offer in a 10 team 15 cat h2h my Brook Lopez for his Kenneth faried. Thoughts?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jesse: Whoa, yeah gimme Faried!

  24. tom says:
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    In h2h weekly league anyone else getting extremely frustrated and pissed off at durant being a F’ing Pu55y. Has only played in half the games this year and only a few full weeks of games. Last time they sat him because of his ” sprained toe” they lost to the Poppycockers GOD I hope they get there ass beat against the magic today when the thunder are struggling to make the playoffs.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tom: Hahaha, yeah man I think everyone is. Westbrook went ham tonight though, and they needed all of it!

      • tom says:
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        @JB Gilpin: man I didn’t mean to sound like a douche but i was venting. I just want a few solid weeks out of the guy.

        • Dante Green says:
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          @tom: i feel your pain I’m a KD owner myself. I knew what I signed up for when I drafted him high(2nd rd), that he was gonna be out a while in the beginning of the season, but that bad ankle that sidelined him for 2 weeks and now his fcking toe, that I did not see coming!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @tom: Nah dude you didn’t at all! My KD team is tanking as well, but I’ve had a lot of other busts and injuries (I draft Jabari, lost Al JEff a while etc, etc

          @Dante Green: Me either! Used to be so durable!

  25. LB says:
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    Hey JB,

    A guy in my league is looking to boost boards and is targeting my Vucevic. Would you trade away Vuc for Dirk plus another piece? He offered Jeff Green as a throw in but I might be able to get Hibbert?

    Thanks in advance!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @LB: Is it H2h/are you set with a decent looking playoff seed? Hate that Vuc playoff sched, so in that case I would. I hate Jeff Green though, def hope you can get Hibbert!

  26. 8 cat head to head weekly league with daily lineup changes.

    Just traded Drummond and oladipo for Jrue and Duncan. I know I will be first place come playoff time so 1) I hope jrue comes back to full strength and 2) I needed to get rid of Drummond ft%. I traded for him mid season along with curry for unibrow and was always looking to unload him for a different big that can shoot a bit better.

    Thoughts on this trade?
    The rest of my team are high volume good % FT.
    Curry. Westbrook. Bledsoe. Butler. Rubio. Ellis
    Draymond. Mcdaniels. Covington.
    RoLo. Hibbert. White side.

    • @Derrick Yu:

      Also. Should I drop mcdaniels for Amir Johnson, Jordan clarkson Henson or nurkic or big pek?

      Thanks for the advice.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Derrick Yu: Nice, it’s a little risky though. I like fixing FT% but Duncan DNPs and Jrue missing the whole second half last year is scary, but a ballsy dice roll. Good names on the wire, really hated KJ’s minutes tonight. Gimme Nurk!

  27. Ryan says:
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    Spygate II?: The Patriots hired Brad Stevens to infiltrate the Seahawks organization and advise their coaching staff on how to make game-jeopardizing decisions. So far this is my favorite alleged scandal.

    And what’s up with Marcin Gortat? There’s a huge Wizards fan in my league and I think he’d be willing to slightly overpay for him. I may try to offer Gortat in a trade unless anyone strongly thinks that he can turn it around.

    I’ve been taking a look at the stat sheets and Gortat seems like he is becoming less and less of an offensive option as the season progresses. He started off at around 13 FGA per game at the beginning of the season, which has dwindled down to about 7 FGA as of late. Trust me, it makes for very ugly lines when he’s racking up TOs and shooting sub-par %s. I think his percents will come around, but I’m concerned about his diminishing workload.

    I may be way off base, but I think it has everything to do with the ongoing development of Wall+Beal. If that’s the case, I think I’m better off trying to cut him loose in my dynasty league. Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan: Hahahaha it’s all making sense now!

      Nah, yeah Gortat just isn’t the force he was last year. Don’t have a great answer as to why. Maybe Paul Pierce and his slow-ness is making it easier to collapse in the post? One theory. Wall/Beal being such good gaurds and Gortat not a great shooter is another likely reason. And yeah, Gortat isn’t young (31 I think) plus had his share of injuries in his career, totally good dumping in dynasty

  28. DK says:
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    Dho is dropped in my 14 man. He’s a deadly FT killer… and I feel I want to take him off the wire and drop McD for him. Is that a wise move?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DK: I dunno man… I don’t know if he plays much when he’s back, i.e. like 25 minutes a start. I prob wouldn’t

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