It’s been over 24 hours now.  The sun rose.  The sun set.  People played basketball.

Regardless of how you felt through Tuesday night, I think pretty much everyone can agree it was morally exhausting.  My wife actually wanted to watch the SNL Election Special last night that we DVRed, and all the laughing I did through the year plus of skits just got no response from me this time.  Well, the Jay Pharoah as Ben Carson was still pretty boss… But it was a poor DVR choice!

With all the divisiveness and vitriol flying around, I just don’t know if democracy is working any more.  Bring back a monarchy!  Hell, The Walking Dead is doing it…  (I think I’m going to make Nene‘s nickname King Ezekiel, but I’ll work on graphics for that later)  No more Healthcare.Mozgov, it’s time to [re]embrace Lord Covington!  His followers were jumping off the bandwagon like they were in Paris in 1789, but now we need a strong leader to get behind!  23/6/1/1/1 with no TO for Robert Covington against the Pacers for by far his best line on the season, hitting 8-16 FG with 5 treys.  Just needs to get in more uptempo games!  Honestly, I know I lost some RobCo faith, but I’m back on the bandwagon.  I’m a flip flopper!  Sue me!  So be sure he wasn’t cut in your 10 or 12 team leagues, and scoop him up if so.  Looks like his shot is back.  It is worth mentioning that USG-whore Joel Embiid got a DNP though, so that might have helped things open up, but then again Embiid tweeted this yesterday:

Embiid 2020!  If it becomes a contest of which candidate – Embiid or the incumbent – is bigger in the downstairs, we all know who would win that one!

Apr 15, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) during warm ups before a game against the Miami Heat at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s what else went down in Fantasy Hoops last night:

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Not a huge game, but any time he’s scoring more than 2 points, it’s on the upwards trend!  8/5/4/0/1, and gets salvaged from being another absolute dud by going 6-6 FT.  Be aggressive!  Be, be aggressive!

Brook Lopez Still taking his treys, and kept the FG% up this time!  8-12 FG (1-5 3PTM), and using my fantasy basketball abacus, I can draw the conclusion he made every shot within the perimeter.  But, ya know, Asshat.

Justin Hamilton – Straight up Teletovics for 21/4/0/1/0 with 5 treys.  He’s been a good deep league contributor, but the 10/12-team worthy spikes are a little few and far between.

Sean Kilpatrick – On top of the injury to Jeremy Lin (hammy), Isaiah Whitehead got American History X curbstomped by Gorgui Dieng Tuesday night, and sat with a concussion.  Then to make things more fun, they cut Greivis Vasquez who needs another ankle surgery.  So Sean Kill Pat moves to an out-of-position starting PG, and went 7/4/5/0/0 with 4 TO.  I’m still keeping him around though, no surprises this game got away from the Nets, and once Lin and/or Whitehead is back, I think we see some fun production back to his natural 2 spot.

Joakim Noah After that disastrous opener in Cleveland, Noah had been decent-ish, but 2/7/4/1/0 last night in only 21 minutes…  I imagine we’ll be seeing a continuous flood of Noah drops.

Brandon Jennings – Gets a dimebag tallying 11 dimes.  Everybody seems to be wanting legalized dimebags lately!  He was at 3.8 dimes a game off the bench and this was a blowout against the Brooklyn Mess.  Not much to see here for standards.

Willy Hernangomez 14/6/0/1/2 in 15 junktime minutes.  I’m sure Donald Trump avoided him as a contrarian DFS play last night…

Dario Saric He’s down, then up, then down, then 14/12/3/0/2 last night.  Only 9 shots though in 34 minutes, with 3 TO.  Not sold he can be consistent.

Jahlil Okafor 24 minutes in the start for EMBIIIIID, going 15/3/1/1/2 on 7-11 shooting.  1-5 FT, but that has always been a bugaboo.

Sergio Rodriguez – More like “SergiNOOOOOOO!!”  1-14 FG in a team-killing FG% effort, going 2/2/5/3/0.  Despite being ice cold lately, he’s still your unquestioned starter.

Jeff Teague Everyone just needs a Philly cheesecakewalk on the schedule!  30/2/9/2/1 on 10-16 shooting in 41 OT-fueled minutes.  Pulled a Space Jam on Sergio and just took all his talent!

Al Jefferson – Back-to-back Zach Randolph-ish games off the bench, going 18/6/0/2/0.  He’s pretty blah, but we knew he’d do more than his paltry output through the first six games.

Zach LaVine En fuego!  Shoots an absurd 14-22 with 7-9 from deep.  He jumps so high on his treys that he’s always open!  Then can jump on the drives too!

37/4/3/1/0 with no TO.  He’s now shooting 48.9% from deep on 6.4 attempts.  Didn’t see this kind of improvement!

Andrew Wiggins What are you getting other stats for?!  29/4/6/0/0 in the most complete line of his career.  Hah, well that’s probably not true, but 4 rebounds is like he was DeAndre Jordan out there!

Tyus Jones Continues to outplay Kris Dunn (17 min 2/2/3/0/2) off the bench, going 10/4/5/2/0 with 2 treys and no TO in 31 minutes.  Start the defender, then bring in the offense.  If anything, neither has taken a step to look like they’ll overtake the starting position, and it sound like Ricky Rubio is progressing, despite lacking a timetable.

Elfrid Payton That’s what I’m talkin’ about!  18/3/7/1/0 with only 1 TO and a trey.  I knew the Shelfrid could do it!  His hair had extra bounce in this one too.

Aaron Gordon 40.7% from the field now after 2-9 last night, as he continues to struggle with his %s.  It hasn’t come together like the breakthrough we hoped, but I feel like there’s still more upside beneath the surface here.  Might be a buy low for me.

Avery Bradley Even with all the big man injuries, we finally saw the REB get back to normal in a 21/3/2/2/1 line with 3 treys.  But that’s still some awesomesauce!

Jaylen Brown I had room for him on a few RCLs as he was getting starts for Jae Crowder, but now I have that room again…  Only 13 minutes last night of pretty much nothingball.

Marcus Smart PG was your lone bright spot for the C’s in a bad loss last night, with IT2/3 and Smart playing well, with the latter going 20/3/1/1/0 with 4 treys.  2-5 FT though…  Maybe if the top of his head didn’t look like a scarecrow, he could have a brain and make his damn freebies!

Otto Porter I am getting OttoCorrected these past few games, that’s for sure!  Absurdity!  34/14/4/3/3 in maybe the best Roto line of all time, hitting 3 treys, shooting 14-19 FG, and 3-3 FT.  Anddddd without a TO.

It’s pretty easy when you’re getting open jumpers and IT2/3 is trying to box you out!  I still want to be steadfast and call him a sell high, but jeepers creepers he’s looking like a keeper.

Bradley Beal – Got hurt last night, and fortunately it’s nothing to do with those stress reactions.  Slipped on a wet spot and did an ugly man-split – I definitely thought it was a groin thing – but turns out the injury is to his hammy and he’s getting an MRI.  He sounded optimistic it wasn’t as bad as it looked though (I would GIF that one, but as a dude, it hurts too much to watch).

Marcus Thornton – Got the extra burn with Beal out, going 16/4/4/3/0 with 3 treys.  Short term ThrAGNOF!

Gordon Hayward If he fell in your drafts, you are loving life right now!  29/7/4/1/1 on 10-19 shooting, getting him to a career-best 47.2% FG% as a starter (small sample of course), and a huge volume 22-22 FT to start the season.  Maybe he needs to break his finger every preseason!  Here’s how I picture the Jazz training room next August:

Rodney Hood Staying productive even with the good-lookin’ Gordon back, going 20/4/4/2/0 with 4 treys.  Hood been good!  We’ll see if his %s can maintain this big step up.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Struggled last night against that Jazz D, going 2/9/1/2/1.  Still a scrappy line!

Marvin Williams Revenge game!  Had started fairly slow, but has a nice ThrAGNOFfy 19/8/1/0/0 line with 5 treys.  We knew the blocks wouldn’t be at 1.0 again, so if you went in just nabbing a stretch-4 ThrAGNOF late in your draft and didn’t overpay, you’re feeling OK…

Jimmy So Many Buckets! – 39/4/7/6/0 for Jimmy Butler, trying to take the Bulls by their horns to a big win, but fell to the looking-really-good 6-2 Hawks.  Mannnn, he had 4 steals through the first 6 games!  Now 10 steals, TEN, in the past 2 games.  Ocean’s Fourteen has found the new member!

Dwyane Wade Also tallied a big steal total – 5 – in a 25/3/3/5/0 line.  No one questioned these two could be awesome, just need them to stay healthy!

Paul Millsap 16/11/6/1/2, albeit with 6 TO.  The Hawks won even with committing 22 TO!  Yikes.

Dennis Schroder Kicked in his 4 TO, and also shot a horrific 5-19 FG.  He was -17 to backup Malcom Delaney‘s + 25.  Thank god for a nice second-unit showing, Hotlanta!

Thabo Sefolosha Also contributed his 4 TO, but otherwise had a really surprising line.  20/5/1/3/1 on 8-9 shooting with 2 treys.  Other than the steals, he had been pretty hot garbage though.

DeMar DeRozan Apparently is going to push for the scoring title this year.  Crazypants!  37/4/6/3/0 and off to an ¡increíble! start.

Kyle Lowry Tripdub flirt in the battle against Russell Westbrook, going 19/9/13/0/1 with 5 treys.  Nice to see the dimes coming back!

Lucas Nogueira – With Jonas Valanciunas still out with a balky knee, Jakob Poeltl got the start, but Egg Nog got 29 minutes off the bench of 10/7/1/2/2.  On offense, he just stands around like the best of them, waiting for lobs!  But hey, 5-5 FG and a ridiculous +30 in a 10 point win…  Short-term BlockNOF while JV is out!

Steven Adams Has his thumb rapped up like he’s an injured hitchhiker, yet still goes 8-8 from the stripe.  He’s 2.3-2.4 for 94.7% from the line this season.  This might be the biggest story in all of sports right now.  Dude was a 55% FT shooter over 3 seasons!  WTF is happening?!  Whoever worked with him in the offseason could make millions by helping all the worthless bigs missing their FT (cough, Capela, cough).

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Mmmmmm, ThrAGNOF addiction!  27 points on 5 treys.  Off a 0-6 FG 1-3 FT game too…  Roller coaster of addition!

Jon Leuer Continues to lead the second unit in minutes, but in a close game got only 24 minutes to his season average of 27 going into the game.  It’s not a huge difference, but 11/9/1/0/0 with 2 treys is kinda blah and I still think he’s a little over his head.

Alex Len Got the start with Tyson Chandler still out (personal, and thoughts and prayers with him), going 16/14/0/3/1 on 7-10 shooting with no TO.  Surprisingly hung with shoulder-hair Drummond too!  Nice step forward for Len’s hopeful future as their no-question starting C.

Marquese Chriss Everyone’s big waiver add the past few days has really fizzled out as a starter.  0/5/1/0/0 on 0-4 shooting, and Jared Dudley all the sudden looked like he had a pulse, going 19/5/1/1/2 in 30 bench minutes.  You’d think a salty vet like Milk Duds wouldn’t need this kind of motivation to get going!

James Harden Can the D’Antoni system really work?!  The 5-3 Rockets pick up a HUGE win in San Antonio, with Harden tripdubbing his way to a 24/12/15/1/0 line.  Almost quaddub with the 8 TO!

Clint Capela 2-4 FT, drop the confetti!  Raises his FT% to a stellar 23.5%.

Kawhi Leonard Trying to put this team on his back, but 34/7/1/1/2 with 4 treys wasn’t enough.  The old forwards and centers need to step up!

Pau Gasol Sheeeeeeesh, hard to step up only playing 13 minutes!  What in the world, in a 2 point loss at HOME no less!  I don’t think there was an injury here, but dayum if this isn’t crashing and burning.  Still might float some buy lows, but the price is depreciating quick.  If the price of a car goes down the 20% after you drive it off the lot, imagine how much it goes down in it’s 17th year!

Harrison Barnes Revenge game!  25/8/1/0/0.  Yawn.

Justin Anderson With Wesley Matthews sitting, J.J. Barea sitting, hell the entire starting 5 pretty much sitting, Anderson gets 41 minutes and goes 16/8/7.  He lost minutes to the even more boring Dorian Finney-Smith earlier in the week, so if somehow you’re in an epicly deep league, I would sell high.

Seth Curry Same with Curry, who got 17 shots and only hit 4 of them in the battle of the Currys.  The overall line ended up looking really nice though (10/1/9/5/2), but it begs the question…  WHO THE EFF IS LETTING SETH CURRY BLOCK THEM?!

Warriors Starting 5 – Dismantled the makeshift Mavericks with ease, with all 5 getting 4+ dimes.  Everyone had about the line you’d expect too, except stupid Zaza Pachulia in HIS revenge game only getting 13 minutes.  Yeah my bad, they really don’t want to play him at all until the playoffs.

Portland TrailLosers – What in the world?!  Utter humiliation from your Blazers, going down 61-32 at half, then 93-50 at the end of 3.  Ouchhhhh.  Damian Lillard shooting 1-10, C.J. McCollum had a line more reminiscent of what I thought he’d do last year…  Twas ugly.

Chris Paul With the blowout, the Clip starters didn’t play too heavy either, with Paul getting only 23 minutes of 19/4/7/1/0. At 7-1, the Clippers might be a surprise sleeping giant in the West, after everyone kinda wrote them off as a status quo.

 

I hope everyone had a solid outing from their guys on this heavy-scheduled Wednesday night, and is looking forward to a strong finish to the week!  Catch you on the Podcast tomorrow!

  1. Scott says:
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    Man, my $5 Otto Porter in my dynasty league keeps looking better and better!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: Hell yeah, he’s looking awesome! If the Wiz don’t pay him, someone will and he’ll play

      • Slim

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        @JB Gilpin: Wiz are already at 100M for next year and currently the cap is 112M. Otto is going to make more than that. Hell Mahinmi is going to make 16M next year. I doubt Otto is on the Wiz next year.

    • Slim

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      @Scott: Get that paycheck Otto, just do it somewhere out of Washington! I need Oubre next year!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Slim: Good point, they’re a little filled up… I wanna see Oubre play too!

  2. Scott says:
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    Oh, and go Hawks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: Yeah they’re looking good!

  3. James says:
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    Hey! What do you think about this offer I received, his cp3 and ariza for my whiteside and dieng. Who do you prefer? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @James: Wow, well it’s entirely an apples and oranges trade haha. If you’re absolutely loaded up front, I’m OK doing it to boost AST, 3s and STL. But if you’re fine at guard and only OK, def holding off. In a vacuum, I think I like Whiteside side, but it’s really close and so many variables in it team to team

  4. TheBeardedOne says:
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    Finallllly for RobCov, marv, and teague. I have them in my team.(imagine my fg% the first 2 weeks)

    One thing Im worried is Grant. He is not getting the mins. (Still with a block and 3). I was hoping he’ll be the defensive anchor of the 2nd unit with kanter playing next to nothing def. would you take marquiss over him?

    Whats your take on patbev? There is a news he’ll play on week 4 or 5. I have him stash. Still have no idea what’s his role in hou. Is he worth a spot in 18 teamers?

    Thank you. Just discover podcast doesn’t eat up alot of data. Gonna catch you tomorrow.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @TheBeardedOne: Holy hell, yeah seeing their lines was def a sight for sore eyes for you! Yeah, i think I’d take the shot Chriss will develop over Grant right now, but it’s close.

      Yeah I think Pbev is ownable in a league that deep. I don’t think they love starting Brewer right now.

      Yah Podcasts stream on pretty low data. Thanks for listening!

    • Slim

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      @TheBeardedOne: Yeah with Brewer starting over Gordon it appears to me that Beverley will be the starter for his defense when he’s ready.

  5. DORIAN says:
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    Greetings gents! I used last night’s explosion from LaVine to buy low on Jokic. I think I did right, right? Please reassure me or do I need to turn around and deal jokic before his name value dissappears completely?

    • Slim

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      @DORIAN: Yeah… probably… LaVine is making a strong case for top ThrAGNoF, going to be close between him and Booker, but my money is on LaVine. The big question is whether the 2 will combine for 1.0 steals… Fournier was definitely hurt last night, I’m getting a bit concerned about that back.

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        @DORIAN: @Slim: LaVine will hit more 3s than Booker, but yeah both ThrAGNOFs. LaVine is having like an epic Korver/Redick kinda season with even more volume, with the high %. But yeah I like getting Jokic

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        @Slim:

        Well, LaVine was supremely useful to my punt assist build because of his PG qualification, it will be hard to see him go. I guess I’m head of the Jock-itch train now though… Choo choo!

        Funny that you mention Fournier, I have him as well.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @DORIAN: Yeah that would make them closer, but I still think jokic has more upside. Interesting on The Virgin, haven’t watched a ton of Magic this year. The little bit I watched last night I was focusing on LaVine murdering it, and Elfrid’s hair bounce

      • JG

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        @Slim: If the back is the reason for the reduced mins (and attempts) during the last 3 games, I’d be a little hopeful. But if it’s not, then I think I drafted him few rounds too early.

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          @Slim: @JG: I still gotta think there’s upside here for him to be the alpha scorer… I hope!

  6. TriggaMike says:
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    Yo JB what’s up brotha,

    Just wanted to start off by saying you’re a beast at what you do! I’m a long time reader but this is actually the first time I am commenting asking for some advice. Found this website 4 years ago and razzball has aided me in multiple championships for bball, baseball, and football!

    In a 14 man points league and we roster 13.. got offered LeBron for my Batum and Gobert. Is this a no brainer for LeBron side or is this actually close? I’ve always liked having depth on my teams..
    +2 for rebounds, +2 for assists, +3 for steals and blocks, -1 for TO and FT missed, +4 for double doubles

    Thank you G!!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @TriggaMike: Whats up man?1 Really appreciate that, thanks for stopping by! Glad we helped!

      Heavy boost for rebounds and dubdubs make it kinda close, but yeah, this format is gonna have LeBron do realllly well. I think I would take it

  7. Banana Boat says:
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    Whats your opinion on b knight? Dude be killin it lately, my teams that is. Blew a mid round pick on him, is he still a hold? He scored 14 in 17 minutes last night, seems like hes on the outside looking in on that suns roster these days.

    • Slim

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      @Banana Boat: I’m done with Knight. TJ Warren keeps Booker out of the 3 and Booker is going to get his minutes.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Banana Boat: @Slim: I’m not quite fully done, but I’m close. Agree those wings are taking over. I do think the Suns would be better off dealing him at the deadline

  8. Hamtime says:
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    1. Drop zaza in my 16m for noguiera, Jennings, temple, or decker?
    2. Drop ish in my 14m for patpat or sabonis? or still too early to let ish go? He’s been pretty terrible
    3. Markieff for wes mat?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Hamtime: 1. Jennings if needing assists, I’ll gamble on Noguira if needing a big. 2. Sabonis. 3. Markieff.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Hamtime: @Slim: 1. Agree with Slim, except only getting Nogeuira if it’s a short-term matchup boost for this week 2. Ehhh, I would prob hold Ish. 3. Depends on how much you need 3s, I do think Matthews will get better. but Kieff for now

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          @JB Gilpin: @slim ok, so in my 16m, my last 2 guys are zaza and McDermott. I have limited moves (63 per season), so I look at holding longer and not stream. That being said, do I hold Doug and zaza or drop one/both for: noguiera, Powell, Jennings, dekker, temple as a mid-ros play?

          JB, how many more weeks do you seevieh as being useful? He’s killing fgs and tos for me, hence the eagerness to drop.

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            @Hamtime: * see ish as being useful … damn ottocorect

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Hamtime: In limited moves, I think I’m holding both over those options.

              Haha OttoCorrect will get you! Maybe another week or two for ish? I just feel like in a deeper league like a 14er, he’s a commodity you gotta try and hold

            • Slim

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              @Hamtime: Ish can go. Sounds like Reggie is about 2-3 weeks away and Ish will be entirely irrelevant at that point. I’ll hold Douggy but Zaza can go, it won’t get better. Out of those options… hmph, I’ll go with Powell since Dallas is so old and needing so many DNP-rest days. Carlisle seems to be saying the right things too. Hell Powells last 2 games is probably better than anything you’ll get from Zaza.

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                @Hamtime: @Slim: Wow, didn’t see Powell had 7 steals his last 2 games! I still think in limited moves, it’s not a slam dunk. Once Dirk is back, Powell might be back down to 10 min

                • Slim

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                  @JB Gilpin: Maybe, but I have no trust in Dirk or Bogut staying healthy and Carlisle said he needs to get Powell more min. We know we get nothing from Zaza so I don’t really see a loss even if Powell doesn’t work out. Powell is also outplaying his career per36s so I feel confident saying he’s gotten better than last year. 63 is alot of moves btw.

                  • JB Gilpin

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                    @Hamtime: @Slim: That’s a good point, I’m so used to RCLs now, I usually make my 4 moves a week, but not always, so 4ish x 20 weeks = about 80 moves. Eh, I still think it’s a bit of a limit… Yeesh Zaza has been useless the past 4. Aight, I am sold I could go Powell

  9. Jake says:
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    Would you trade TJ warren for klay thompson and Bismack? I would be crazy to say no, right?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake: Ummmm, not crazy, I have been pimping TJ hard since the beginning of the season. but yeah I would prob take it

  10. Bye Felica says:
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    Ha!
    That Hayward GIF is gold!

    5-4 and Lavine pulls a miracle last night! I think you’re going to win this week. I have too many guys out plus 1 empty roster spot from Lance Stevenson’s injury. I wish it would have happened earlier last week so I could have replaced him. That’s the only thing that I hate about weekly formats

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Bye Felica: Hah thanks man! Casino gets way overlooked in the Scorsese catalog. Its one of, if not, my overall fav of his. I liked Wolf of Wall St a ton too. Yeah I dunno what’s going on with my steals. Need Jae back. Only 1 Kawhi game so far. Surprised I’m up in TO, Westbrook has 13 of my 30. ugh

  11. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work JB!

    what are your thoughts on Mirotic? … or Terrence Jones? I have them in my bench but i don’t know if I should keep them or look elsewhere…

    thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @RicoSuave: Thanks man! Ugh, both are such headaches! Mirotic realllly losing run right now. I’d probably take the stab at Tjones tbh

  12. JG says:
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    Hey JB,

    Got a BIG potential trade on the table and would love your thoughts. Giving up my Whiteside & Lowry for CP3+Lebron.

    H2h 9cat league, I’m punting FT% and looking to strengthen steals/assists/points (hoping that DJ, Drum & Capela are enough to keep me dominant in Reb/BlK and competitive in FG%).

    here’s the squad:
    PG: Lowry, Schroder, E. Payton, Mudiay
    SG: G. Hill, J. Richardson, Kilpatrick
    SF: Parsons, R. Covington
    PF: Drummond, Capela
    C: Whiteside, DeAndre Jordan
    IL: Tyreke Evans

    • JB Gilpin

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      @JG: Damn, yeah that other owner much be panicking about their big man stats. With your DJ Drum combo, you’re set there, and LeBron is a good punt FT play. I like the deal!

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        @JB Gilpin: Rock on, thanks man! It feels like a good fit for both teams, I just worry about LeBron’s sitting in the playoffs.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JG: Yeah I hear ya, but with the Heat looking awful and Lowry being a little inconsistent in AST (better last night obviously), I do think it’s worth it.

          • JG says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB. Not sure if that one is going through, but as an alternative, would you take Cousins for Whiteside straight up? I’m desperate for scoring and don’t really need the Rebs/Blks Whiteside brings.

            • JB Gilpin

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              @JG: Hmmmm, it’s close. Def helps your scoring and dimes, but makes you a near TO punt as well. Cousins does fit a FT punt nicely though. I might see if I could squeeze out a sweetener

  13. Jensen says:
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    Dropping JaMychal Green in 12ers? Looks like it’s time to move on.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jensen: Yeahhhhh probably. sadly

    • Slim

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      @Jensen: Yeah we always knew Parsons was going to eat into JaMychals PF min too. I dont know if its happened yet but it will. If JaMychal dominated and secured his minutes it may be a different story but not so much. Still worth holding in deeper than that though.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Jensen: @Slim: Agree, he should be a little better than the last 3 games worth. Grizz bringing back that Vinsanity!

  14. Ballaholic Anonymous says:
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    Hey JB,

    I drafted Nikola Mirotic in 7th, 8th round in my h2h 12 team league and I feel like that was my worst pick since I did not consider the change to bulls roster. Should I drop him or is it too early to call right now?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ballaholic Anonymous: I’m fine moving on. I was pretty low on him going in though, but at this point, draft day pick is irrelevant to what you need to win.

  15. Tim says:
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    Would you trade away Millsap for Hayward?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tim: Nah I think I would keep staying true with Millsap

  16. JG

    JG says:
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    Agism aside, is Kanter droppable for say Tyson Chandler or Zbo?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JG: Sure, I think they’re all looking like they’re in about the same range

  17. Trul says:
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    Hi JB. how do you rank muscala/JayGreen/TJones/Sabonis/AmirJ. thx

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Trul: Prob Tjones (upside), Green, Sabonis, Amir, Muscala? Last 3 are about as dead even as it gets

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @JB Gilpin: JaMychal vs Sabonis is interesting. I might side with Sabonis.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Trul: @Slim: Yeah they’re not too far apart… I’d narrowly go Green, but they’re close

  18. porzingod says:
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    hey fellas. aside from particular needs, what is your current ranking between gobert, brook lopez and favors? thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @porzingod: In a vacuum I’ll prob go Brook, Gobert, Favors

    • Slim

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      @porzingod: Lopez isn’t getting enough minutes… 4.7 reb, 1.1 blk, 1.6 3s, is he a big or a wing? They are all about the same ranking just a bit different in stat lines. If I trusted Favors health he would be #1.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @porzingod: @Slim: You’re just throwing out 20+ PPG, 52% from the field WITH those 3s, the blocks started slow but 3 in each of the past two.. Agree they’re all close but you cherry picked some numbers there 🙂 Who cares if he’s a big or a wing anymore if he’s scoring that much at a high volume FG%! Lose a few REB for 3s, but keeping up the %…

        • Slim

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          @JB Gilpin: Yeah I agree, if you need boards Lopez is dead last on this list. Favors will get his 16-17 PPG, and both will outblock Lopez, and probably double his boards. Cherry picked? It’s his season stats and the minutes haven’t been going up. Lopez will also be last on this list in steals by alot and probably more TOs than both combined. I find it much easier to stream Lopez’s stats than Goberts or Favors. And you know I’ll take the under on 50% shooting with all those 3s, so he’ll lose FG% too. Yeah as I write this up I’d take either for Lopez.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Slim: Well, sure. They’re all close enough that needing specific stats will swing it, but he was asking in a vacuum. I still have Favors’ knee concern, and Gobert hasn’t improved his FT or anything really. I like Brolo still.

  19. Steve says:
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    When do you think it’s time to cut Tim Frazier? He had a nice game the other day but otherwise has been pretty crappy of late. Covington, Danny Green, and C.J. Miles are on the wire in my 12er points league. Drop and add or hold? Thanks,JB!

    • Jensen says:
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      @Steve: I’d drop for Covington. Frazier is probably coming to the end of his starting job, Covington has the most upside there. I’d drop for CJ too but not Danny.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Steve: @Jensen: Hopefully you held last night! I would probably hold until Jrue’s first or second game. Ummmm, yeah Covington is too appealing in a Pts though to be avail, I’m ok with the swap

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          @JB Gilpin: hah, yeah, he’s still on the roster. Of course he goes off right after I posted the comment. I’ll hold until jrue’s back. Thanks, dudes!

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Steve: For sure, any time!

  20. Clos says:
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    Hey jb what’s going on? Rubio was dropped in my 12 man h2h 9 cat league. Think I should pick him up now?

    Kyle lowry
    Goran dragic
    Brandon knight
    Matt barnes
    Bogdanovic
    Elfrid Payton
    Bazemore
    Kieff
    Ilyasova
    Dieng
    KAT
    Alex len
    Blake griffin
    Chandler parsons.. IL Spot

    What are your thoughts on picking Rubio up and who should I drop for him?

    • Jensen says:
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      @Clos: I’d lose Ily for Rubio. Activate Parsons and IL Rubio.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Clos: @Jensen: Yo what’s up?! Yeah I would make that move as well, ghosting Ily and nabbing Rubio

  21. POINS POINTS POINTS says:
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    i’m new to daily league. I’m in a 12 team h2h daily 9 cat league we don’t use T.O. we use FT% instead. I’m guessing it’s smart to stream as often as you can to get as many counting stats as you can and we have 4 add/drops a week to use so My question to you is it smart to try and use all 4 add/drops a week… I would guess yes?? so with that said can you help me out and tell me who you would consider the person i should slot out to try and stream as often as I can so my weakest link I guess. Here is my team and thank you for the help !!! Like I said I’m new to this !!

    Guards:…. are Schrodder, Lin, Frazier, sergio rodriguez, nick young, D. Collison
    Forwards/ centers….. .are Draymond, Rob covington, Z Bo, Anthony Davis, terrance jones, Al horford and zack randolph….

    so who is droppable so that spot could be a streamer 4 times a week.. thank yo again !!
    centers …are Al horford,

    • Jensen says:
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      @POINS POINTS POINTS: you should absolutely use all 4 moves each week with the understand that if you pick someone up and he gets hot it’s okay to hold him for another game.

      Typically in a league with limited moves you want to look for guys on back to backs. You get two games for your 1 move and then can drop him comfortably. This requires a bit of looking ahead but it’s fairly easy to find low end guys on back to backs. Be wary of injury prone players who may sit on the back end or be limited.

      Sergio, Swaggy P, Tjones look like streamers depending on needs/available players.

      What is your 9th cat?? Fg% ft% pts 3s rbs ast stl blk ???

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        @Jensen: FG%, FT%, FGM, PTS, RBS, ST, AST, BLK ,3’s and thx for the response man I appreciate it. I figured sergio as a starter was worth a spot and someone like t jones getting 20 min or so would be the streamer spot for me.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jensen: @POINS POINTS POINTS: Yeah with no TO, you def want to get stats by attrition as best you can. I “typically” use all my moves, but in a couple RCLs I don’t have a drop right now.

          And yeah, with FGM, you wanna stream scorers, I think Swaggy P is the most expendable. Tjones likely is too. Prob would hold Sergio, if his shot goes in again he should be OK

  22. Larry says:
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    Hi JB,

    Which trade would be better, one of KCP or Fournier for one of RoLo or Randle.
    9-cat H2H, 16 teams. My team:
    Harden, Bledsoe, Elfrid, KCP, Fournier, J Rich, Carroll, Jamychal, Gobert, Noel.
    Punting TO, which is why I’m leaning towards KCP for Randle, do you think that would work? Thanks!

    • Larry says:
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      @Larry: If KCP for Randle doesnt work, is KCP for RoLo good? Or should I trade away Fournier instead? Thanks!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Larry: KCP for Randle or Rolo would be fine given needs. And yeah I like Randle more for your build. I’d hold Fournier though. Any time!

  23. StephBoyArdee says:
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    Would you deal Jeff Teague and Batum for Kyle Lowry? As an upgrade type of trade not necessarily a need.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @StephBoyArdee: Yeah, I would only really hesitate in a super super deep league, but yeah in most leagues I would do that

  24. Lasandro says:
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    So am I trading my Harden for AD in a 14 cat roto. He is just ridiculous.. I’m well aware of the health risks but even 70 games is monstrous

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin @Slim: If not for AD, who should I trade Harden for in my L. Just curious. AD would absolutely help me in the areas I need assistance (e.g. ,scoring, FTMs, D stats and brds, O brds and D brds).

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: I think either you barely win, or you lose big with the injury risk. I dunno if risk is worth the reward… Ummm, I dunno man, I would need quite a package to fit several needs I think

  25. Dante Green says:
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    I don’t know if I should be worried that I’m not at all worried about Joke, nah mean? Hah I just traded for the guy a couple of days ago and I think his a game against the Warriors was the first time he is in my roster. Hah It’s just too early into the season, the guy is talented, and the reason why I went after him is because I’m investing for the future! I’m gonna root for Joke and the Bosnian Beast all the way, I just hope the former improves his game playing in the power forward position.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Yeah that was a rough night for all the Nuggets mainstays. Happens in blowouts. Should get better!

  26. marimon says:
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    Should I pick up Josh Richardson?

    My droppables are :
    TJ Warren, Terrence Jones, Jon Leuer. Covington, Danny Green, Gary Harris

    Thx!

    • Lasandro says:
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      @marimon: You consider Warren a drop? Hm, perhaps should read Razzball a lil more often ma man.

      If you’re good with brds, Leuer is your drop. Not sure if I trust TJones getting consistent mins moving forward, tho.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @marimon: @Lasandro: Hah easy Las, I haven’t been pimping TJ Warren hard the past few days haha. Did that mostly last week 🙂

        Yup Leuer is my drop as well

      • Lasandro says:
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        @marimon @jb gilpin: you know what, I deserve that! Sorry if I came across as blunt bro – JB’s right.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @marimon: @Lasandro: Hah you’re good man! Just want everyone to know this is a safe space 🙂

          • marimon says:
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            @JB Gilpin:
            Haha, its all good.
            Tbh i dont think i need jrich. May need to keep Leuer, with only Vuc, Pau, Brolo, Sap as my bigs….got plenty of SF in Warren, Cov, Jones, and Danny Green.

            Whats the move?

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @marimon: I’d still want J Rich, I’m find holding Leuer for team needs, so I guess I’d be OK losing Danny G

  27. Jay says:
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    With Crowder coming back from my IR soon, I’ve gotta drop someone…It’s gunna be either Kilpatrick or Gasol. I know that sounds crazy, but aside from specific roster needs, is this reasonable? Haha. My sanity is in your hands.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jay: Oh no, don’t put any Gasol sanity in my hands! Ummmmm. Well you have another week it looks like. All logic says to drop Kilpatrick, but once Lin is back, i think he’ll be pretty good. I think you gotta try to keep riding Gasol…

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