Merry Christmas to all!  And to all a good night!  Well, except for the Hawks, who lost both DeMarre Carroll and Al Horford in last night’s double overtime win against the Cavs.  Carroll’s Christmas carol was about hoping his hand and/or thumb didn’t break, as he was in bad pain exiting the game.  Diagnosis came out that he has a sprained thumb, and while a non-break is a good news, remember Larry Sanders “just” had a sprained thumb and had to have surgery.  Just shatter the champagne bottle you got sprayed with and use it like a weapon like a normal bar fight, Sanders!  And to make matters worse, Horford then lost all his Christmas cheer when he hurt his shoulder later in the game and is set for an MRI.  It’s his right shoulder vs. a left pectoral tear that ended his year in 2012, but neither of these injuries look too good.  Big men waiting in the wings for the Hawks (womp womp) Elton BrandPero AnticGustavo Ayon, and Mike Scott would all stand to get increased roles, especially if both injuries turn out to be serious.  I’ve talked about Scott more than a few times as a guy to keep an eye on should there be injuries, and I think he has the most upside by far to emerge.  His per 36 of 18.7/7.7/2.0/0.6 with 1.3 treys while shooting 55% from the field gives him a glimmer of hope to be the fantasy contributor I thought he could be.  Here’s what else I spotted through the Holidays while opening all of my Brandon Knight basketball cards on Christmas morning:

Larry Sanders – Apparently Santa got his naughty and nice lists messed up.  Unless animal cruelty, beating up guys at a night club while his wife was a day out from giving birth, and ruining his fantasy value for almost half of the season gets you in St. Nick’s good graces.  Reported that he’ll be back tonight as a Christmas present for fantasy owners.  Although right after news broke, Santa shook the milk Sanders left out by the chimney and sprayed it on him, infuriating Sanders who took a swing and broke his wrist.

Jeff Teague – 34/3/13 with 3 swipes.  Won the game on a double OT buzzer beater.  When asked after the game if he was worried about the Hawks front line injuries he replied, “Centers?  We don’t need no stinkin’ centers.”

Shelvin Mack Picked up some extra minutes at center.  Hah – I jest.  The Cavs went with a lot of smaller lineups with Jarrett Jack for a lot of Mack/Jack one-on-ones.  I have no idea if that’s true, but sounds fun!  Got 36 minutes in the 2OT game for 10/7/5/3/0 without a turnover.  He’s actually been getting pretty decent run lately and should get a lot of work against smaller lineups with all the bigs getting their talons clipped lately.  Worth a look in even deep 14-teamers.

Paul Millsap – Rainbow line! And a dub-dub!  Played 48 minutes last night and is about to get run into the ground.

Ersan Ilyasova Returned to practice and is questionable for tonight.  The prognosis of him being fantasy relevant again in shallow leagues?  Doubtful.  Am I ignoring him on the wire?  Probable.

Andrew Bynum – The most frustrating player in the NBA.  Ruins a whole franchise in Philly, ruins a whole batch of fantasy players with his 20/10 multi-block upside that we’ve seen a few times, then 0-11 FG or 4/1/0/0/1 downside like we’ve seen the past two games.  Finally traded him in the REL deep dynasty league.  Thank heavens!

Kyrie Irving – A buy low I gave as a suggestion to a lot of people has been going off lately.  About the only Dookie I like in the NBA.  Because he’s just plain that good.

Zach Randolph – Rainbow line!  Well, not really, but I was thinking the money he’s about to be fined for criticizing the refs last night might fill in for steals and blocks.  23/17/5.  Long live T Dog!

Jon Leuer – Wellllll… Not looking so hot lately.  New Grizz coach David Joerger is a genius.  When a player emerges, the obvious answer is play them less.  Only 12 minutes last night, and under 20 minutes in three straight after being over 23 in 10 straight.  Provided some instant offense shooting 3-6, but didn’t log any other stats.  I don’t think he’s playing worse but…

James Johnson – … The pickup of this JJ has really ate into the minutes.  Of course Ed Davis getting healthy is yet another mouth to feed, but 28 mins for Johnson shooting 5-8, hitting a trey for 12/5/0/3/1 with some big dunks.  Their offense is so stagnant that his 12 points felt like 30.  Rather him over Leuer right now.

Chandler Parsons – The man.  Shaved his head for a young fan with cancer, then 15/11/5 for a solid line with big momentum plays.

James Harden – 22-25 at the free throw line.  Fear the beard.  As in, if you even graze it, you’re called for a foul.

Dwight Howard – Kevin McHale didn’t use him late because a back stiffy.  Hopefully he reminds Dwight to call a doctor or physician if that stiffy lasts for more than 4 hours.

Jeremy Lin – 18/6/2 with 4 TOs.  Shot 5-13 and overall was a decent Lin-ish game.  No real takeaways except you love the 37+ minutes he got last night and big run he’ll get without Patrick Beverley crowding the backcourt for a while.  And Aaron Brooks tweaked his ankle and didn’t return to compound the Rockets PG injuries.  Not that Brooks would’ve played much more anyway in last night’s game, but Lin is looking at a lot of minutes upcoming.  Good for immediate fantasy/bad if you’re worried about his several minor injuries this year.  Depends on how full you see the glass.

Terrence Jones – Huge Christmas day delivery of 21/14/1/1/3 with no TOs then played really well last night for 20/5/2/0/2 with no TOs shooting 10-14.  0-2 from deep (0-6 from 3 the past three games) and didn’t look good at all from outside, but I’ve been saying stick with him as he’s El Burro’s El Favorito.  Still won’t be worried about a trade taking minutes until it actually happens, it’s not like you can sell him for much in a trade and he’s worth holding on to.

Danny Green – Just needed a couple boards to go rainbow, but tough to rebound anything when you’re on fire!  Just a really shiny line of 7-7 FG (5-5 3PTM 3-3 FT) 22/0/2/3/2.  As the voice of Mortal Kombat would say, “Flawless victory!”  Then when it’s over, you hit L1 L1 circle circle triangle R1 and he emerges with a giant spur on his boot and hops on Dirk Nowitzki like riding a horse and it yells “Bestiality!”  I mean, “Animality!”  Easy mistake…

Kawhi Leonard – I’m gonna throw some crazy numbers at ya.  According to Basketball Monster, Kawhi is ranked #26 overall in Total Value.  Twenty-sixth!  That shocked me.  I thought it was be surprising and worth mentioning if he was in the 40s…   Of players in the top 30, he’s the only guy averaging under 31 minutes, going only 28:41 a night.  I think almost anyone would posit Leonard will be playing 30+ minutes down the stretch as old guys get rested (we already saw that scenario against the Warriors a week back) which would vault his value even higher.  Maybe a slight buy low window open, and I’d try to sneak him out.

Jose Calderon – Another guy who’s value overall shocked me.  Ranked 30th in total value according to their algorithms.  Helps he’s had a nice stretch lately, but I think I was undervaluing just how little he’s turning over the ball at only 1.2 a game.  That’s actually the lowest in his career even when he was only playing low-2o minutes a game.  Sure the assists aren’t in the 8-range like we’ve seen earlier in his career, but he’s hitting 2.8 treys a game at almost 50%.  He might be a buy low if someone isn’t as enthused, if you’re hurting in TOs or need treys and a bit of everything else.

Chris Paul – Just plain took over the Clippers offense, but it wasn’t enough.  A ridiculous 34/2/16/6/0 line shooting 16-29 (2-3 3PTM) and only one TO.

LaMarcus Aldridge – Was the Blazers MVP of the night, sure, but he does it a little more quietly in my opinion.  32/10/4 with no TOs on 15-31 shooting.  And by quietly I mean within the game, his numbers this year are anything but quiet.

Robin Lopez – I can’t believe he’s the best Lopez in the NBA right now, by default… How he went 11/15 last night I’ll never know.  The only few boards I remember it was like watching a giraffe swing T Rex arms at the rim at attempted tip ins.  “Now let us gently touch our tips!”

DeAndre Jordan – Fouled out, but 19 rebounds.  A weird looking 2/19/1/1/2 line.  One of these things is not like the other!

Carmelo Anthony Got his Christmas wish, which was not to be abused by Kevin Durant in front of the whole world.  Questionable again tonight with the bum ankle.

Russell Westbrook – Trip dub!  Spreading all sorts of Holiday cheer.  Especially in his outfits.

Tim Hardaway Jr. – Looked really good out there the portions of this game I caught.  8-19 (2-7 3PTM) 21/5/2/0/0.  He’ll be a scoring/threes kinda guy, but in deeper leagues, it’ll be mighty valuable.  Slim was definitely Hardaway on Christmas.

Tyson Chandler – I don’t know what it is, but I’ve always felt he was a little overvalued.  5/9/3/2/0 is a solid Holiday at the office, don’t get me wrong, and he’s been solid since returning.  I owe you an IOU on being skiddish about snatching up Tyson.  I was chicken.

D.J. Augustin vs. Kirk Hinrich – “Hey Mr. DJ, send the white boy to the bench!”  13/2/5/2/0 with two treys in 33 minutes while Hinrich was boring in just over 20 minutes.  DJ should be starting.  Still think he’s a hold in very deep 12-teamers and beyond for the diming and steals upside.

Mirza Teletovic – I mean, it’s just flabbergasting that he’s starting for the Nets and is somewhat fantasy relevant for deeper leaguers. 8+/4+ in 5 of the last 6 with 16 treys hit in that span.  ThrAGNOF!

Paul Pierce – Thought George Hill‘s head was a piñata.  Led to Reggie Evans seeing some minutes and nabbing 13 boards.  Trying to talk about anything positive with the Nets is a fool’s errand.  Grasping at straws!  A bridge too far!  Peeing into the wind!

Jordan Hill – Dude, play him Doh-Toni!  Letting Shawne Williams get 16 minutes to go 3/5/0/0/0 and 1-4 from the field does not seem to gibe with Hill going 9/10/1/3/3 in just over 24 minutes.  “I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!”  Pau Gasol will be out tonight, so Hill should get a big opportunity.  Should is the operative word.  D’Antoni should shave off that rape stache…

Jordan Farmar – Disappointed in his debut as the starting PG for 3/5/2 with 4 TOs shooting 1-7.  I obviously think he’ll do better, but my expecations remain fairly low.  Still would rather have Augustin, par exampla.

Klay Thompson – Christmas rainbow!  23/5/4/2/2 but is usually not multi-cattin’ in this joint.

Jimmy Butler – Listen, I loved the guy heading into the year, but this toe thing just stirs up injury after injury.  “On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… A knee giving out, a sprained an-kle, and it stemming from a bad toe injury!”  Still topped 33 minutes for 15/5/4 – dude’s a beast – but I still scurred.

 

I hope everyone had a fantastic 2013!  We’ll be back with Daily Recaps starting next Thursday (Jan. 2) and back on the normal M-F schedule from then on.  Happy New Years to everyone in the Razzball Nation and thanks for stopping by!

  1. Slim

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    Badgers? We don’t need no stinkin Badgers!

    I’m not sure who is going to fill in for Horford. In 12 teamers I’m waiting to see how it plays out tomorrow night. Whoever it is is about to get 3 games in 4 days so there’s that. We talked about Pero Antic at the very beginning of the year. Could give some nice out of position 3’s and decent rebounding, maybe a block a game if he hits 25-30 minutes.

    Are we worried about Dwight Howard? Motiejunas played over Casspi, I bet you weren’t too happy about that. Too bad Motiejunas isn’t all that good.

    I’m surprised there hasn’t been a coach firing yet this year. I think we could easily come up with 5 that could be.

    I’m not feeling too good about missing out on James Johnson in the REL. You gotta love the 1/1/1, 3’s/Stl/Blk. Making him an excellent streaming option in smaller leagues.

    Are you ready for my run in the REL? It looks like DJ is going to keep 25-30 minutes. Duncan is going to be immeasurably helpful. Larry Sanders is returning. I just need 1 more trade to put me over the top. I bet this is the last week I lose blocks. So was the best player in our trade the one i picked up off waivers? That’s kinda funny.

    • Slim

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      @Slim: I think Hardaway is a poor mans Klay Thompson. If only Hardaway got 38 minutes per game like Klay gets. Their per-36s are nearly identical.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Slim: Haha, yup Augustin just fits there. I still like my side even if Leuer’s minutes are low, I needed a C bad. I had to pickup Miroslav Raduljica just for C depth too. Yikes. I know you like Antic but he is like a less athletic Vitor Faverani to me. Haha – that’s mean… Eh, they needed a bigger presence than Casspi at the 5 rather than T Jones there. Johnson is another FA signing just with crazy returns. Effin hurting my Leuer! With Aldridge I like my team a lot… Just not nearly as deep now. Interesting on Klay Thompson comp. I’m not a big KT fan so I kinda see it. Just needs the huge minutes

      • Slim

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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah I don’t have a whole lot of nice things to say about Antic. I like his name… He should be added for a decent amount in the REL though. Mike Scott should be a better add. I question his shot selection sometimes though.

        Terrence Jones is gaining job security by the day. Not a sell high to me either since that ‘high’ isn’t going to be nearly high enough.

        Yeah your depth took a pretty big hit and the low FAAB has got to be really annoying. Looking for any more low end trades? Want Shawne Williams back? hehe…

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Slim: Haha yea, great name for puns. Agree, why I’ve held onto Scott all year in REL. Agree on Jones too, I don’t knwo what you’d sell for. Haha nah I don’t wanna Williams. Low FAAB does suck, I spent frivolously and poorly. Perils of learning your league and what others are doing/not doing. Some panned out like Scott and Middleton but I’ve missed out on the better adds like your DJ or JJ. Eh well, I think with Aldridge and a lot of young relatively cheap guys I have a good core to go after some rooks and non-kept guys next year to reload.

  2. Ryan says:
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    I am in a 14 team h2h keeper league. We keep 5. I was offered hibbert ryan anderson and lance stephenson for my al jefferson favors and mclemore. Am I giving too much or is this a solid offer for me? Team is below.

    What if I deal favors henson mclemore for chalmers anderson and hibbert instead

    14 team h2h keeper

    pg damian lillard
    g martel webster
    sg james harden
    sf kevin durant
    f john henson
    pf derrek favors
    c al jefferson
    c demarcus cousins
    util channing frye
    util Jeff Teague
    bn ben mclemore
    bn Lou Williams
    bn brendan wright

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Ryan: I’d hold off. I like the Favors one a lot better. Doubt any of these guys makes your keepers though

      • Ryan says:
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        @JB Gilpin: so don’t do either trade?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Ryan: I’d do the Chalmers one

          • Ryan says:
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            @JB Gilpin: so is it that Al Jeff is worth more or chalmers is better than lance?

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Ryan: Yeah I still like Jefferson i think the first one undersells him. I like Lance more than Chalmers, but both are near the same tier

  3. Jose says:
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    I agree on the Leonard being underrated. What’s buying low on him at this point? Offering Jeff Green plus somebody? Brandon Knight straight up?

    I got Lillard, IT2, Knight, T.Evans, J.Green, Deng, Sullinger, D.Lee, Ibaka, J.Val, Marc Gasol on my team, and I’d love a trade for Kawhi, but I have no idea how to price a “buy-low-but-still-respectable” offer.

    I hope you had a good X’mas, and that Santa brought you lots of counting stats!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jose: Yeah either of those I think is solid. Just traded Green in our deep dynasty and couldn’t be happier. Scared as hell of him. Tyreke and Green I’d do, Deng and Green I’d do, maybe those might work to the right buyer but maybe not. I had a much better 26th than Christmas, but it all counts in the Holiday spirit! Hope you had a great Xmas as well!

  4. JB –

    Nice stuff, big guy. Hope u had a nice Xmas. Seems we share similar sentiments on Hawks PF, Mike Scott. Not sure if that is a good thing or bad thing, But, it’s worth noting as I grabbed him in my deep 14 and 16 teamers. Admittedly, haven’t watched a ton of ATL hoop this year, but I’ve always liked Scott’s game, think he’s just needed opportunity (reminds me a bit of Paul Milsap)…

    Wanted to grab him as he has most upside of that bunch of turkeys. I hear you on position and being undersized at 6’9″, but he’s owned in 0% of yahoo leagues, so worth a peek and if doesn’t pan on out, dump a rooni.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @EL BURRO: Thanks man! Hope you had a wonderful holiday as well. Love Scott. I think his value will all be tied to usage, so if he’s at 20+ minutes for a while, I think he’ll produce.

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    Just from looking at highlights and stat lines James Johnson looks like a potential multicat monster. His D-League line this season was 18.5 pts on 49.6 fg%, 77.3 ft%, 9.1reb, 4.8ast, 1.9stl, 3.4blk with 1.3 3pt on only 28.9% shooting in about 30 minutes per in 10 games. I’m not saying he’ll do anything like that in the A-League, but top 100 upside maybe even top 50 thanks to always-in-demand defensive stats? He’s a long 6’9 with tremendous leaping ability so I buy the steals and blocks, and it’s hard for me to see him sitting behind almost-34 years old Tayshaun Prince if he’s producing. Other than the always-a-bad-decision neck tattoo, is there any reason to be suspicious of this guy? He even has the same birthday as me!

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      @mike:

      Also he played 27 minutes last game with Prince playing 25

    • JB Gilpin

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      @mike: Ehhh, top 100 I think is a possibility but I wouldn’t go much higher. Gasol coming back soon also clogs the big man minutes. Totally agree on the corpse of Prince though. If he was out of the picture, JJ as a big 3 or at the 4 would be awesome if given the opportunity, like when he started the other day. Happy birthday to all mikes and James Johnsons in the world in Feb!

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        @JB Gilpin:

        Good call, I hadn’t thought about Gasol. Hopefully Davis mans the center role, Gasol at PF and Johnson starts at SF once they check Prince for a pulse and find him lacking. If JJ is as good as he looks on highlights, there’s no reason that shouldn’t happen. Belated happy birthday, merry christmas, and a very happy new year to you too JB, razzballbb won me the championship in my one and only league last year and I’m in first place by a wide margin again this year.

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          @mike:
          “and I’m in first place by a wide margin again this year”

          for the same reason

        • JB Gilpin

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          @mike: Eh I think Gasol Zbo will still be your frontcourt the second half. Davis and Koufos as backup Cs then Johnson as stetch big 3 or 4. Kinda messy big men there. Glad we’re helpin ya slaughter your league! What we’re here for! Happy holidays to you as well! Looking forward to 2014

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            @JB Gilpin:

            Right, duh, forgot about z-bo, my favorite player on those old jailblazer squads. Damn you’re right it’s crowded as hell in there.

  6. Jay says:
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    would you rather have Danny Green or Paul Pierce right now?

    Losing Lopez has hurt my offense….and now possibly horford too….

    I need some capable bodies to replace that production.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jay: Probably Pierce but depends on needs a big. Yikes yea bad injuries

  7. I love lamp says:
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    brandon wright or farmar?

    • I love lamp says:
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      @I love lamp: 12 team h2h points league so i just need to keep whoever produces more. Activating Sanders today so i need to pick one to drop

      • I love lamp says:
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        @I love lamp: Also, george hill just got dropped in my league. Is he even worth picking up?

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          @I love lamp: I could drop jodie meeks if you think hill would be a good pickup

    • JB Gilpin

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      @I love lamp: Farmar has bigger upside. Helps decision that you have Sanders. Yeah I’d grab Hill for Meeks, bigger upside there too.

  8. Lmnop says:
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    JB, Jrue Holiday for my Batum. Good?

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      @Lmnop:

      Or Irving, Batum for Chris Paul, Kiwi?

      Thank u

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Lmnop: Depends on needs, I’d prob hold Batum personally. I’d do that second deal though, paul is playing like a stud and Batum to Kawhi actually isn’t a big diff

  9. Jake Van Zuiden says:
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    Would you trade D Will for Parsons?

    • Jake Van Zuiden says:
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      @Jake Van Zuiden: Also I sent somebody my Williams, Lee, and Evans for Bledsoe, Millsap, and Kawhi. Good for me?

      • Corey says:
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        @Jake Van Zuiden: whoever u sent that trade to will never accept unless they are brain dead

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          @Corey: I’ve got Williams. It’s not as bad as you think. D Will has 2nd round upside when healthy but that’s the only concern.. Health

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            @Shaft: @Jake Van Zuiden: I meant ur second trade with kawhi and all those other guys. Other guy will never accept that lol

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              @Corey: Bledsoe>Deron, millsap>lee, and kawhi>Evans

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Jake Van Zuiden: Ehhh, I might hold out on Deron just with the upside. I’d take that second deal, and agree with you over Corey, it’s not outlandish at all. That said, still highly doubt other owner will take it, but worth offering. Healthy D Will > Bledsoe, but that’s a big question mark and I might feel safer with Bledsoe ya know…

  10. Bon says:
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    Do you think kawhi Lenard is worth it for Thaddeus young. I always thought kawhi was overrated and don’t know why his rating was so high. I have Thaddeus, and I hear he’s on trade rumours and wants out of philly.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Bon: I’d rather Kawhi. His rating is high because he does everything and not a negative in any areas. Oh ok, so yeah it’s worth trying Young for him

  11. Willie Stone says:
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    Would you trade Jimmy Butler & Greg Monroe for David Lee?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Willie Stone: Yeah I’d do it

  12. Jay says:
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    Faried was dropped. Is the ankle injury enough to leave him on Waivers? would drop Wroten for him.

    Also just dropped Pierce for James johnson based on the above. here’s to hoping it works out.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jay: I’d keep Wroten for the upside there. Interesting on James JOhnson move, he definitely has the upside, I’d lean Pierce still right now, but worth the gamble

  13. Shaft says:
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    With the Westbrook news, is Reggie Jackson a must own? 10 team 8 cat. Would probably drop Jordan Crawford.. Worth it or hold?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Shaft: Oh geez that came out of no where! Yeah grab Jackson

      • Shaft says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I was too slow and he was already gone. Oh well. Separately, who do you like most now and ROS: t. Jones, Kanter or brandan wright? Thanks JB!

        • mike says:
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          @Shaft:

          Dammit the Westbrook news came out while I was at the supermarket and when I got home Jackson was already taken! How dare they drop that right when people are getting off work?

          Now I’m also looking at Wright or possibly Jeremy Lamb, is Lamb anything but ThrAGNOF?

          • JB Gilpin

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            @mike: Stupid mid afternoon news! Off a triple double and playing every game I thought he was fine… I think Lamb right now is indeed just a ThrAGNOF setting up shop on the perimeter, but with more upside obviously post RW injury

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Shaft: Terrence Jones for both. Sorry RJax got snatched up! I don’t think he’ll be a monster, but he’s gonna be mad consistent.

  14. TR says:
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    What do you think about me giving up Blake Griffin & Trey Burke for Al Jefferson & beal? My only SGs were knight and Oladipo and I have lillard and d-will at point too

    • JB Gilpin

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      @TR: Ehhh man that one is close… I might hold off just because Beal scares me health wise and Al is a tad risky too, think you have better health on your side

      • TR says:
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        @JB Gilpin: also, what do you think of giving up Millsap for IT2?

        • TR says:
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          @TR: or d-will for Thomas?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @TR: I don’t think I’d do Millsap, D-Will for IT makes sense if you need some safety

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TR: Beal on crutches tonight. So scary injury wise

  15. teeque says:
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    Would you drop a number 5 waiver on Jordan Hill?

    Should I still hold on Brando Bass in another league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @teeque: Yeah if you have someone bad to drop. And depends on league depth and who you’d pick up, I’d rather Hill for example.

      • teeque says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        12 man league. I am thinking about dropping Giannis.

        • teeque says:
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          @teeque:

          Do you think I should pick up from the Hawks now that Al Horford is out? Elton Brand?

          • JB Gilpin

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            @teeque: Don’t blame ya for losing Giannis, I like the guy I have in the open 🙂

  16. I love lamp says:
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    Should I try to sell Henson high with sanders and ersan back? I also have sanders btw

    • JB Gilpin

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      @I love lamp: I think he’s a hold, think he can still get good minutes, don’t know what sell value he’d get

      • Lasandro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: ah finally a question on Henson! Well, now that we saw Larry Screw do just that with this random 50/50 center timeshare between Henson and Sanders, what are we to make of our favorite Anthony Davis impersonator? These two didn’t share the court for one minute! I’m scared and I don’t wanna have to exchange him on the wire for an R Lopez or Teletovic, par example. Why not have a starting 5 of Ily, Colonel, AD II, Knight and Middleton? What is going on!!!

        Also, nice Role Models ref. Consider our tips gently touched.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: Yeah it was weird, I thought a Sanders/Henson 4/5 would be great on D. Totally agree with that lineup… Stupid Larry Drew! Might be a little against a small team, say like the Suns, with Middleton have to check Dragic or Bledsoe, but I think that’s the best lineup as well, is Ilyasova can get health. Thanks re: Role Models! “Who is Marvin Hamlisch?” haha

  17. Steve Stevenson says:
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    H2H pts, Lamb over Hinrich, A. Bradley or Giannis? Mike Scott over Aminu?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Hinrich yes, Bradley, probably, Giannis, maybe. I think Scott has more upside, but depends a bit on needs, Scott is a scorer, Aminu more multi-cat

  18. Barenrewn says:
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    Weeeelll crap. I lost both Horford and Westbrook today. Are either worth holding onto? I play in a 10 team H2H points league, so there is plenty of talent on the wire. Just wanted to get your opinion.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Barenrewn: Uggghhhh. Horford no, I saw out for the year speculation. Westbrook I might hold on to. remember the Thunder lied to us about his recovery time before.

      • Barenrewn says:
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        @JB Gilpin: that is true. The vultures are already coming out of the woodwork. Trying to pick scraps off the bone and lob low-ball offers for Westbrook. His value now is obviously crap, but what type of player would you expect him to be once he comes back? Is there a good buy low that could be a steal for an owner desperate to add a difference maker in a month or so?

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          @Barenrewn: BTW, I just want to say I love this site. I first found y’all a year ago before playing in my first baseball league. I went on to win it. My football team came in third and I’m seriously owning my first foray into basketball. It’s a one stop shop. The information is insightful and the reads are enjoyable. Keep up the great work!

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Barenrewn: Thanks man! Sky is lettin’ you down over on football… Haha jk. Really appreciate it!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Barenrewn: Haha damn the vultures! Since it was a minor scope, I think he can be close to 100%. So I would field offers hesitantly, especially if I didn’t have any other hurt guys weighing me down.

  19. Tony says:
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    I hate the bucks, khris middleton gets 33 mins? why? over henson? WHY!? Illysova and Middleton were 5-22 in 55 mins, and fucking John fucking Henson was 4-5 in 20 mins…. he’s efficient, PLAY HIM….. Larry Drew is a moron. I know you paid sanders, but come on…..

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      @Tony: I wish I could like this. I love how knight was finally rolling too so Larry Drew was all like mess with everything and let’s try the opposite of what has been working the past few games. I get you play the guys you owe big money, but come on man.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Tony: The Bucks need to fire Drew. Agree with you and @Shaft: Knight was killing it, and the game got to right at 10 and Drew didn’t play Knight, easily the Bucks’ best player, down the stretch. Middleton made sense given Nets using a lot of Teletovic as a stretch 3. But Ilyasova is done. That ankle is all sorts of wrong, was shocked he got the start. Larry Sanders is the brunt of a lot of our jokes. Just a sad team.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @JB Gilpin: By killing it, I mean the past couple weeks not necessarily this game

          • Shaft says:
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            @JB Gilpin: I live in Chicago which is about a thirty minute drive from Milwaukee. If he ends up with a horse head in his bed tomorrow morning, it’s not my fault.

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Shaft: I think a lot of fantasy owners would thank ya haha

  20. Michael says:
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    Mike Scott or James Johnson?