Ahhhhh, DeMarcus Cousins.  Build like a brick shithouse (did I get that phrase right?), puts up monster numbers, and the Kings franchise is terrible.  We need a change of scenery!  After years of speculation and “Lord give me strength” tweets, it looks like this year might finally be the year.

Boogie went nuts last night against the Wizards, going 36/20/4/2/1 (Goromotaro!), but the Kings still got another kick in the SAC in the OT loss. Cousins tried to put this team on his back!  Scored the pivotal last two baskets to put it into extra time, but the Wizards are like the Borg.  “Resistance is futile!”

Trekkie jokes!  Despite the huge line and burning Marcin Gortat on drives, Boogie still did Boogie things, with 5 TO and 3-10 FT.  I saw he almost got a technical foul by complaining to the rim!  “Is that goal regulation size or WHAT?!”  Even though he has 32+ points in the past 4, the D stats are down, and a looming trade would inevitably hurt his value.  Actually, staying put would hurt too, as he’d be a major DNP candidate.  One Boogie rumor is that he could be playing for last night’s enemy, and reuniting with Kentucky teammate John Wall.  It would probably take Bradley Beal and some pieces, likely some picks thrown in there too, but the Wizards look like they need a shake-up, I think we can all agree there.  Scotty Brooks can manage superstar personalities, and might be the best coach for Cousins.  That said, the Wiz are 4-2 over the past 6, and might be ever-so-slightly turning it around.

With the trade rumor mill churning and the D stats down (giving Boogie a surprisingly-low 19th per-game valuation on BBmonster), I think now is the time to shop him around.  You’re feeling great with your returns if you got him in the second round, so maybe a fantasy owner will want to take on Boogie’s temperamental stats more aggressively than an NBA GM.  That is, if this hypothetical NBA GM isn’t a big fantasy player!  Although if the GM plays in 8-cat, he’ll spend like crazzzzzzy to get Boogie!  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy hoops action:

Bradley Beal Speaking of Beal, 31/6/3/0/1 with 7 treys.  With a rumor about being traded to the Kings, mayyyyyybe you shoulda tried to be quiet in this one…

John Wall Tripdub!  19/8/11/3/1…  Withhhhhh, 11 TO.  Wizards willing to give the Kings anything and everything for Boogie, even the ball!

Kelly Oubre Jr. – Also might want to hold off on having good games in front of the Kings…  Ain’t nobody wanting to go to SAC!  10/10/2/2/0 for Oubre, on only 2-3 FG (6-6 FT).  Marcus Thornton, who was playing a 20+ minute role even with Beal healthy, got a DNP.  Keeping an eyebrow raised here.

Rudy Gay 18/5/2/2/1 with 6 TO.  Playing with one foot out the door makes it tough to maintain your dribble!

Darren Collison 6/3/3/2/1 in a nice full line given no TO.  We of course expect more.  Given no one “likes” to own Kings and he’s on a little 3-game lull, I might try some bottom-end buy-lows.

Goran Dragic The Heat went all Pirates of the Caribbean and played with a skeleton crew, but hung in against the Celtics.  Dragon for 27/2/17/1/0 in an epicly efficient night given his surrounding cast, with only 1 TO on 8-15 FG (11-12 FT).  Although when you can lob the ball straight up in the air like a ref throwing an opening tip, it’s easy to get dem dimebags!

Hassan Whiteside Speaking of Lobmaster Flex, 25/17/2/0/2 on 10-13 FG.  5-10 FT though, I thought this was fixed!  Get me Cousins out here, I wanna yell at the rim s’more!

Josh Richardson With so many guys out – including Dion Waiters – I thought this would be a huge JRich game.  12/4/0/2/0 is all we get, thankfully with 3 treys though…  I’m holding strong in 12ers, but this was supposed to be your game, new JRich!

Kelly Olynyk You big, Canadian jerk!  Every time I stream this sandal-wearing false prophet in RCLs he puts up duds, but he gets a 14/6/4/0/2 line on 5-7 shooting (2-3 3PTM 2-2 FT) line against me in REL to kick off the week.  If he stays strong all week, I might go Biblical on his ass.

Jae Crowder 32 minutes of his roto-orgasm-effective game, shooting 6-11 FG (2-4 3PTM 3-3 FT) 17/4/3/2/0 with no TO.  So good to see The Boston Clam Crowder nice and chunky again!

Tyler Zeller Got a start with Al Horford being a baby maker, and had a semi-usable 10/7/2/0/1 line.  But it sounds like Baby Al is good and healthy and Big Al will be ready to go for tomorrow.  Congrats to the Horfords!

Russell Westbrook Continuing to play like a man amongst boys, going 27/18/14/2/0.  Gets it up to 30.9/10.3/11.3 on the season.  Let’s do dis, Russ!

Enes Kanter Instant Turkey off the bench is gonna score at some point!  27/10/0/0/3 on 12-17 shooting.  I watched a portion of this game, and he kept just fighting his way into easy putback layups (6 OREB).  Knicks looked like they were allergic to rebounding.

Victor Oladipo We’ve been telling you to sell since the HOU/BKN games a few weeks ago!  Also had a nice one @DEN.  Thing in common?  Those are 3 of the paciest teams; it just ain’t happening in normal matchups.  Paltry 8/3/4/1/1 line last night, I mean that’s fine and all – especially with no TO – but not the top-25 guy most of y’all drafted.

Kristaps Porzingis Kristaps…  RAINBOW LINE!  Kristaps…  RAINBOW LINE!  21/5/2/2/5 with 3 treys.  So golden.

Derrick Rose 30/7/4/0/0 with no treys.  10-20 FG and 10-10 FT were nice – love to see dual powers of 10 – but if someone in your league is dumb enough to think scoring is the be-all, end-all of fantasy basketball, then now is the time to unload!

Andrew Wiggins Speaking of that dogma, no one better bring up last year!  Like being frustrated with a smart kid in middle school, Wiggins just failed to ever apply himself!  13/2/4/0/0 and fouled out against the Jazz last night.  The Wolves broadcast crew brought up a great point on one of his drives, where he went 1 on 3 and got swatted by Rudy Gobert, with LaVine wide open on the perimeter.  Ohhhh, I actually found the highlight!

Great slo-mo camera work – LaVine is like, near league-leading with 3PT% and had a great game, and Wiggins still tries to hero ball.  I think that’s a good microcosm of the Wolves issues right now.  Good players, not enough team play.

Zach LaVine Speaking of LaVine, his most complete game of the year, going 28/8/8/1/0 with 2 treys on 9-17 FG and 8-9 FT.  Got the full Tibs treatment of 44 minutes.  Good thing LaVine is delivering and not getting minutes spliced like at PG!

Ricky Rubio 11/2/3/2/0 on 4-5 shooting with only 1 TO, and gets rewarded with only 25 minutes again.  Tyus Jones and Kris Dunn in 23 minutes had 4 AST:4 TO on 1-4 shooting for 3 points.  I don’t expect this Rubio noodling to last.

George Hill Playing with this huge thumb brace on, but it ain’t slowing him down!  24/8/4 with 10-11 FT.  Man you’re loving life if you fell into a Hill!

Gordon Hayward Sooooo fortunate he fell in an RCL draft for me in one league.  24/5/2/2/0 with no TO, as his giveaways are at a 4-year low.  Keep it efficient, Gordon’s Fisherman, I keep trusting you!

Robert Covington Lord Covington is like the full moon, comes out just once a month!  Then gives you some slivers, then completely disappears…  20/5/2/2/0 with 6 treys.  Only took 11 shots too, not like Joel Embiid resting really gave him that many more opportunities!  Just sank em this time…

Jahlil Okafor 15/5/0/0/1 as the starter.  Yawn.

Sergio Rodriguez – Returns as a starter with Jerryd Bayless getting a game off with his wrist still limp.  Sounds like it’s just a maintenance night on the mend, so I would still own JB.  No bias!

Terrence Ross Game against the awful Sixers resting their best player?  ThrAGNOF!  Too bad this wasn’t at the end of the week, or else I mighta streamed him heavy…  22/3/0/0/0 with 3 treys.

DeMar DeRozan Oh I bet this pissed off DeRozan owners!  Game against the Sixers and gets 31 minutes, and only scores 14 points?!  At least he went 14/5/5/1/1 with 6-6 FT in a full line…  Just conceded more rock to Kyle Lowry, who went offfffff with his efficiency!  7-9 FG (6-6 3PTM!!!!!!!!! 4-5 FT), 24/4/8/1/0.  Word is the Raptors widened the rims to try and help the Sixers get to at least 90 points this game.  It’s like throwing a hot dog down a hallway!

Jeremy Lamb We recorded this morning’s Podcast before the Hornets game last night, and Slim crapped all over Jeremy!  Thankfully I stood by his side, and we got a 21/9/0/1/1 game in 23 minutes.  I don’t think the production will be “that” great, but Marco Belinelli had a bleh line with a gimpy hammy, and there’s minutes to be had while Marvin Williams is on the mend.

Kemba Walker 34 minutes on 7-14 shooting.  Saving his 30 point game for tonight for me 🙂

Frank Kaminsky 12/6/3 and missed all his threes.  He’s a 7-foot streamable wing in 12ers.  If that makes any sense…

Troy Williams My bad for not putting him in the Daily Notes yesterday (there was a ton to cover over the 5 game break!), but Troy looked good-ish again as a starter, going 9/2/3/2/0.  I still think it’s purely in the streaming class, but Slim likes him more as a 12er option than I do.  4-9 FG, missed his treys, and FT look like they’ll be an issue – only 1-3 in this one.  Has a few weeks to spread his peacock feathers and attract the Grizzlies staff, so we’ll see…

JaMychal Green Ugh.  2/5/2/0/0 with 5 fouls in 28 minutes.  Grizzlies really have an uphill climb to try and maintain a winning team with all the injuries, as they’re somehow still 11-7.

Kevin Durant Mannnn, I missed a good game late last night!  Down 1 after 3, the Warriors rallied in the 4th to hold off the Hawks and go 16-2.  So unfair.  Anyway, KD for 25/14/3/1/2 and maintaining his elite status…

Stephen Curry It’s still been good, but dayuuuum I need him to get the AST to come back!  25/3/3/2/0 with 4 treys.

Draymond Green All the dimes ending up at the hands of #Occupy, going 4/3/7/1/4 coming off an ankle bruise.  Glad the ouchie is OK!  Not like you got hit in the balls or anything!

Dennis Schroder Been bumpy, but look at those steals coming around!  24/1/6/2/1, but with his typical “Nein Nein Nein!” 5 TO.

Dwight Howard I guess Dray was on him a good bit this game, as Dwight still got 37 minutes against the Warriors who play small ball most of the time.  14/16/0/1/1 with 3 TO and 4-8 FT in a very prototypical Dwight game.  I’d love to see how many games Dwight would win his teams if he was a 100% FT shooter in his career.  An extra…  60?  I know this one would still be 1 short, but that would be HILARIOUS to know what the answer was…

 

I hope everyone had a fantastic start to their week, and got some strong production to kick it off!  Pete’s got the notes for tomorrow, and I’ll catch you with em Thursday morning!

 

  1. Not Your Average Joe says:
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    JB! This is what Rotoworld is saying about J-Rich:

    “Josh Richardson came off the bench behind Luke Babbitt and hit 4-of-9 shots and three 3-pointes for 12 points, four rebounds, zero assists and two steals in 29 minutes.
    Advice: This was another frustrating line for Richardson, who now looks like a buy-low target in fantasy. The talent is there and he’s getting minutes, but just hasn’t been able to put it all together. We still don’t like the idea of dropping him, but he is averaging just 9.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.2 3-pointers on 35 percent shooting over his last five games. If you have to make a move, feel free, but he’s scored between 12 and 15 points in three straight games and we still think he’s going to be better than this a month from now.”

    Personally, I’d love for this to be the case, and I think he certainly has the skill for it, but I don’t know if I’m as optimistic. Coach Spo’ seems to be really struggling to set lineups now that the Heatles disbanded and it’s a crap shoot, at the moment, to guess who’s going to have the higher usage rate on any given night. (I”m a Heat fan and I’m annoyed they’re not just focusing on the future.)

    E-Gordon, KCP, Harkless, and Len are all available. Do you see an add drop in my future (or two if T.Jones bombs tonight)?

    Team: Lowry, Conley, Collison, Beal, Batum, J-Rich, T.Jones, Millsap, Zingis, Gobert, RoLo

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Not Your Average Joe: Yeah I said something similar above, that I’d still hold in 12ers. I just think as the season wears on, Waiters is either traded or phased out to develop young talent, and until then, JRich will still be usable. That said, I would get KCP or Len for him. I think I’d do Len

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        @JB Gilpin:

        Would you drop Markeff for Len?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Bgrizzle: Yup I think I would

  2. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work JB!

    I can’t see the highlights though…

    • RicoSuave says:
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      @RicoSuave: oops… my bad! I can now…

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @RicoSuave: Thanks man, and glad they’re working now!

  3. NameNotFound says:
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    Hey guys! Trade question – was offered Wade and Porter for my Lowry and RoLo. I really don’t like it but I just want to know what you guys think. How about I counter with Dragic and RoLo for Porter and JRich? Not really sure if Porter can keep this up.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @NameNotFound: Yeah I am def passing on that too, Porter is def a sell high right now. I don’t even know about that counter, the metrics will always like Porter more than his value and Dragic looked great last night…

  4. Aw naw says:
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    Hey JB,

    Would you rather have Kemba or Kylie ROS in a 9-cat H2H?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Aw naw: I’d probably stick with Kemba

  5. miles proudfoot says:
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    Star Trek quotes and Grandmaster Flex references. Just good stuff for my 80s/90s loving self. Haha.

    If Collison is a potential buy-low, what do you think of an offer of Elfrid or Mudiay? I have some free-throw punt teams and this should sure up FG% a bit.

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      @miles proudfoot: you’re going to kill me…another Knight question. I just get too attached to my locker room. Drop him for CJ Miles coming back? Could use a guy with a Forward option.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @miles proudfoot: Hah yessir! Appreciate it!

        Yeah I’d take Colly over either. Still love me some Elfrid, but Vogel is wanking it around with the lineup too much.

        Hah, ummm, seems like Miles still has a little stretch to go, I would keep holding Knight, begrudgingly

  6. Connor says:
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    So, I only got a chance to watch a bit of the Charlotte game but Lamb really looks like a spark for them out there. What do you think about a short term Nance stream while Randle is potentially out for a bit? Thanks man, you guys are awesome

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      @Connor: I gotta go Kemba too ugh

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Connor: He’s always been like that, underrated rebounder. But he also has lapses as he gets more PT, plus a little injury prone. Def like rolling Nance while Randle is out. And appreciate that man, we try!

        Hah yeah Kemba was the clear choice for me

  7. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    Hey JB,

    I dont know what Im doing wrong here… I know my team has had a few injuries, but I just cant seem to beat anyone in a 7 cat league (no %’s) with this team! Do you have any suggestions? I thought I draft well…

    G – Lillard, Schroder, D Russell, A Bradley, KCP, Bazemore, Hollis-Jeff,
    F/C – Turner, D Jordan, Capela, Crowder, Kieff Morris, Covington, Winslow
    Current Streamers – Ilyasova, Delly

    This is getting really frustrating! 9th Place!

    Thanks for the vent! 🙂

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Bryce Krispie Treats: Russell getting hurt hasn’t helped. Kieff might be cuttable, Winslow hurt. D stats look good, you just need some consistent scoring/3s! I’d prob drop Winslow, RHJ and Kieff and start streaming shooters all the time if you have unlimited moves!

      • Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        I forgot, its a 12 team league.

        Winslow is on my injured reserve spot, so I can be patient. I have been so nervous about dropping RHJ because every time I think about it, he goes out and has him a game! Seriously… look at his last 10 games and I bet you could tell when I considered dropping him! haha

        I just picked up Harrison for the Grizz… hopefully he’s a guy that could help dimes a bit.

        Do your recommendations change now that you know how many teams are in the league?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Bryce Krispie Treats: Ah, then yeah stash away Justise. I like the Harrison add as a spec, I’ve been adding Augustin instead the past day with Elfrid’s ankle twitsed up. Nah I still feel like RHJ and Kieff can go for streaming.

  8. Justin says:
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    Thinking of trading away hassan. He’s been good for me but I always lose free throws cuz of him and gobert. My team is: steph, kemba, Lowry, gobert, Hassan, Tobias, jaymychal green, Schroeder, booker, dieng, crowder, Thad, wade. It’s a 9 cat h2h.

    Who should I target that fits my team. Thinking of giannis maybe. Hassan and Tobias for gianis and Fournier? What you think?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Justin: Yeahhhh, I really thought Hassan had fixed the FT issues!

      Love me some Giannis, I def would go straight up or do that combo deal if either work!

  9. Toni Vidal Ribes says:
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    Hi boys,

    Dinasty-12er-roto-11cat

    CP3 side or B. Griffin side?

    Have I to be patient with Paul, really? Maybe he is posible buy-low and Griffin is sell high?

    On the other hand, I think this is a strange year in fantasy. Maybe is early in the seasson, but I´m surprised how many rare player are in top50 in eff.
    – Butler and Love 1st round value.
    – KAT 19th.
    – George Hill 22nd.
    – Conley and Porter Jr 33rd & 34th.
    – W. Chandler and Capela 46th & 47th.

    Really impresing for me.

    And the same with player we hope much more:
    – We were talking about the posibility of Paul George could run for the MVP. And is 29th.
    – Klay 65th
    – Pau 67th
    – Tobias 77th
    – Monroe 96th
    – Jokic 99th
    – Nurkic 103rd
    – Booker 106th

    I don´t know what do you think, but for me it´s a little crazy seasson.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Toni Vidal Ribes: Yo! I would keep riding out Paul over Blake, I trust the health and production more.

      Porter has surprised me given he had a big uptick without Beal carry his numbers last year…

      It’s been crazy, but still fairly early! Got like 3/4 of the year to go!

      • Toni Vidal Ribes says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        And if the choice is between Bledsoe and Griffin?

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          @Toni Vidal Ribes:
          The offer is Eric Gordon + Bledsoe for Griffin

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Toni Vidal Ribes: Whewwwww. Bledsoe and Griffin are close. i think I feel safer with Blake. In a vacuum, i’d probably hold strong with Blake

  10. Jensen says:
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    Drop Colly for Barea? No IL spots.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jensen: Nah I’d def want Colly

  11. Twangus says:
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    Great write up as usual!

    I’m sitting in 1st place right now in my 12er due in large part to this website, and was wondering your thoughts RE: selling Mike Conley. What kind of value would you be targeting — or any specific buy-low candidates?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Twangus: Thanks man, glad we’re helping! Def would shoot sky high… Maybe Oladipo + something that helps a specific need? Orrrrr, Bledsoe if E Bled owner was looking at overall value?

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        @JB Gilpin: you ain’t getting dog poop for conley anymore

    • Jesse says:
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      @Twangus:

      Sorry to break it to you – out indefeintely with a fractured vertebrae.

      In this case, can i pick up minutes? troy williams? andrew harrison?

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        @Twangus: @Jesse: Damnnnnnn, did not see this injury coming. I think Troy was gonna play either way. I would add him over Harrison, but it helps Harrison a good bit

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          @JB Gilpin: Serves me right for not putting out just a fuckload of trade offers I guess? The few that I sent out last week didn’t get any bites, unfortunately. FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

          No use crying over spilled milk. Dropped conley for Troy Williams

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Twangus: Ugh yeah it’s a tough one. Without an IL I can see it being tough, but I mighta tried to hold… I dunno, it’s a tough call I dunno if I would wanna make! Luckily no Conley shares for me

  12. choosediy says:
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    Aaron Gordon was dropped in my 12 team h2h league. Is he worth the add? I see the multi-cat potential, but I also see how inconsistent he’s been so far this season. What do you feel the rest of his outlook is for the season?

    Drop candidates from my team would be Harkless, Nurkic, J Rich, Payton. I want to say Harkless, though he has been playing well lately. I’m short on bigs, so Nurk would likely to have be a hold.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @choosediy: Mannnnn… Yeah I think I’m holding actually! I’d let Gordon be someone else’s problem

  13. yungprofessional says:
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    Thinking of proposing a trade for Rose – I got him late in the draft and want to sell high. Looking to offer him for either Jabari Parker or Harrison Barnes. Which do you prefer?

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      @yungprofessional: Love that idea! I would go for Parker, I worry about Dirk playing hero ball when he’s on the court, and hurting H Barnes #s

  14. Connor says:
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    With the latest news on Conley, are Harrison or Baldwin a priority add? What would you expect from either of them?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Connor: Priority…? Eh I dunno. I have no idea how this team will look, I might be taking a shot at Conley in some RCLs. Some low end, low scoring games with a steal or two?

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        @Connor: @JB Gilpin: Well Fisdale apparently said Harrison is the primary guy, but sheesh, I dunno if I wanna invest in either

  15. ReverseDunk says:
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    Do I drop Barton for J Murray?
    Is Deron Williams worth holding onto? 10 h2h,
    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @ReverseDunk: Yup I’d take Murray, and yup, Deron can go in a 10er!

  16. Not Your Average Joe says:
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    As a Conley owner, I now have a critical decision to make. Our is a keeper league that allows us to keep up to 3 players with a “one round higher per year” rule, and a 3-year max rule. It’s early, but I’m currently in 6th, and I have to decide whether to play for this year or not. With Parsons flaming out (I dropped him) and now Conley, it’s a tough call. Should I be dropping Conley for a KCP or Len, or trying to trade him?

    IF I trade him I can only see one team, at present, being interested (because they’re in first). What would you think if I traded Conley for Embiid straight up, Conley for Ben Simmons plus picks, and/or Conley plus someone (RoLo?) for Embiid, Simmons, and picks?

    My only sure keeper for next year right now is Zingis.

    Team: Lowry, Conley, Collison, Beal, Batum, J-Rich, T.Jones, Millsap, Zingis, Gobert, RoLo

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Not Your Average Joe: Uggghhhhh. Rough injury. Sure, I would take Embiid, or good picks and Simmons and stash Simmons, although I dought Simmons will become a keeper

  17. JG

    JG says:
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    With the Conley news, gotta think MEM is asking about Knight. If not, Rio is somewhere—lurking…haha!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @JG: Good call! Oh man, that would be a primo spot for Knight, who could slide back to combo 6th man really easily when Conley is back

  18. Doctor G says:
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    JB, I need to vent for a second if thats cool with you man. I cannot believe how atrocious my injury luck has been this year, its beyond ridiculous, its not even laughable anymore. I have no words. I was trying to weather the many injury storms the best I could until this Conley news, but now as it stands 7 of the 15 guys on my team (including 2 IL spots) are injured. And the wire is bare. Like reaaaaal bare. Season didn’t start off so hot with Al going down for 2 weeks with a fluky concussion in practice (thanks Tyler Zeller), followed by Lin missing about a month now and counting. Parsons was next to go, followed by TJ, then Gallo, and of course last night, Conley. And I have Noel and Tyreke as well. Not sure what to do or what direction to go. The wire is absolutely bare. No potential ROS value really, just a bunch of streamers. Also, we have 4 moves max per week, so streaming like crazy isn’t really an option. I know its a tall question to ask, but any recommendations? It is a 12 team H2H keeper league (keep 3) so I guess I could build for next year, but I would absolutely HATE to do that. I’m not a fan of punting a cat, let alone a full season. To add another layer of frustration, its been extremely difficult for some reason to get any deals done in this league this year (only one so far and that was my Gay for Millsap). This is currently how my decimated, depleted, sad sack of ISHHH Smith team looks :
    PG: Payton, Oladipo
    SG: J-Rich
    SF/PF: KD, Carroll
    PF/C: Millsap, Horford, DJ
    Injured: Tyreke, Noel, Lin, Parsons, TJ, Gallo, Conley (2 IL spots).
    Is it just me, or is that one awful looking fantasy squad? Lol. I guess one option I might have is to just lose 6-3 every series for next month/month and a half or atleast until I start getting some bodies back (playing KD one game or 2 and sitting everyone else should wrap up 3 cats), and then somehow try and make a desperation push for the playoffs. But that doesn’t sit well with me either. Not a fan of taking a dive. I don’t even know what to do man…Apologize for the super long post though, no rush to reply, not like these guys are going anywhere! Ha.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Doctor G: Def cool man, vent away! It has been said several times that I am more like a fantasy basketball therapist for Razzball Nation, more than an “expert” haha.

      Well gotta feel great about the Millsap deal! Doesn’t help Oladipo has been a bust.. KD though! Always a good rock there.

      Let’s see. I’d make a big facelift here, you can’t have all these 0s. Hopefully you have your 4 moves left. I would drop Tyreke, Noel, TJ, and let’s be bold, drop Conley too. Then make 4 adds. Time to get the injured out! So you have Lin and Parsons on IL, Gallo on bench, filter the first one healthy in your line-up. I know the wire is bare, but nab some guys to compete this week, and we’ll find ya some options for the next few week that’ll be long-term help!

      • Doctor G says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks buddy, I definitely needed that basketball counselling session, haha. You’re a lifesaver man. Yeah, I do feel good about the Millsap deal, still beeming about that one. And the best part is that even though Sap’s been inconsistent, I feel nooo panic, because I got him for Gay! Lol. And you’re right as well about KD being my rock, so atleast I have something. I think what you laid out is the best way to approach as well, but I only have 2 moves left this week. Going to go see what I can scrounge up on the wire, and I’ll get back to you. Thanks again JB, you are THE MAN!!

      • Doctor G says:
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        @JB Gilpin: so I went ahead and added Andrew Harrison with my one move for Noel, I guess I’ll see what we have there. So that leaves me with only one move left (ugh) for this week and Tyson Chandler is looking like the next best thing. Just to add salt to the wound, and as my last “feeling sorry for myself” story (cue the violin), I had just begun shopping Conley literally 10 minutes before he got hurt, looking to sell high. And I just got a message/trade rejection from an owner saying he would’ve accepted my offer of Oladipo + Conley for Chris Paul, but now obvioulsy that Conleys hurt, its a no go. Ha, wonderful. Gotta love the fantasy Gods! Anyways, looks like I’m going to have to tough it out this week with only the 1 move left, then try and figure something a little more permanent out next week. You think Harrison’s a decent spec add?

    • Doctor G says:
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      @Doctor G: Someone just offered me Dirk for one of my injured guys, any of them in particular you’d do that deal for?

      • Doctor G says:
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        @Doctor G: sorry you can disregard last comment about Dirk, guy reneged.

        • Jake says:
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          @Doctor G: you drafted a ton of injury prone players. have to avoid that for next year

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            @Doctor G: @Jake: Glad to help counsel, my man! Hah, well it’s easy for an owner to taunt and say that would do that deal in retrospect haha. I like Harrison as a spec add, minutes will be there at least, and sure, nab Tyson!

  19. Johnc says:
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    Could there be a Norris Cole sighting soon?

    • Slim

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      @Johnc: Sounds like he’s hurt. Knight would be good, maybe MIN lets a PG go.

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Johnc: @Slim: Chalmers and Jarrett Jack both also rumored but I dunno how healthy they are

  20. Rice says:
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    Which J would you rather have?

    J Murray or J Lamb?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Rice: Lamb got hurt last night, I guess I’m going Murray.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Rice: @Slim: I woulda gone Murray either way

  21. bahraspower says:
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    Do you like Aldridge or Gobert more in 9-cat for the rest of the season?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @bahraspower: I’ve got Gobert by a lot. Might double Aldridges boards and blocks. Plus those damn DNPs…

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @bahraspower: @Slim: I think I have em a little closer, but yeah, Gobert

  22. Lasandro says:
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    Was looking to buy low on Sapper with my Bradley in a package and holy hell – their current lines are awfully similar with Avery boarding and Hutton more 3s! Ridonk.

    Meanwhile, Barton went through a full workout today. Pick him up everywhere? That Denver wing rotation drives me nuts.

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: Pels broadcaster just eluded to Reke returning this friday against LAC. I picked him up.

      Re: Bradley, that should read “boarding and hittin more 3s”. Pretty amazing how close their lines are thus far. I wouldnt mind Bradley sacrificing a board for a stl, tho. Then we’re talking absolute stud.

    • Slim

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      @Lasandro: Yeah I know Bradley’s been good but I’d be looking at that kind of sell high too.

      Barton should play. Sounds like Harris is starting to ramp back up though. I’ll give him 2 weeks but Barton definitely isn’t himself right now.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: @Slim: Hah, look out for Avery Timothy Hutton-ing it! Def would take Sapper, Bradley got that nice spike in boards with Horford and Crowder out.

        Not making any moves for Barton or Reke in your 10er right now, just monitoring.

  23. kb says:
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    Have a team with Conley / Lin / Favors / Parsons and only 2 IR spots…seems like Lin should be back soon but with Conley out for so long and Parsons playing like trash anyway, should I just drop Parsons?

    • kb says:
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      @kb: the available warm bodies in my order of preference: danny green, stauskas, terrence jones

    • Slim

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      @kb: It’s a streamer spot and I’d lose Conley… This sounds bad and 6-8 weeks for someone with his injury history seems really liberal. Of those 3… Uhh… I don’t trust any of them. Maybe Stauskas for some ThrAGNoF.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @kb: @Slim: I’m with Slim, Conley is my first out and praying that Lin can get back soon. I’d prob take the flier on Tjones

  24. Beal Parmesean says:
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    Is Plumlee Enough to get back for Covington, or possibly Z-Bo? Looking to improve my FG%/Lower TOs. Anyone else you could think of, of almost equal value?

    • Slim

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      @Beal Parmesean: Mason has those FT yips but I like that move. Plumlee’s assists have really upped his value. I’d probably aim higher than Randolph. I’d keep my asking price in the top 100.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Beal Parmesean: @Slim: Yeah I think I like it too, glad those dimes we saw last yr are carrying over.

        • Joel says:
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          @Slim: @JB Gilpin: How about Covington+Marcus Morris/Harkless/Monta Ellis for just Crowder? (any one of the last three)

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Joel: I would take Crowder over any combos in that deal

  25. Tyler says:
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    Any of these guys must own in 10teams?

    smart, murray, covington, jr smith, mirotic, ilyasova, CLee, morris twins

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Tyler: Nah, closest is probably Markieff but he’s slumping hard right now, after that probably Covington for those dstats.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Tyler: @Slim: I actually think the closest is the other Morris, Marcus, but yeah, none are musts at all in a 10er

  26. Tyler says:
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    Could you also rank these for 12teams, short to mid term upside

    Sergio, Bayless, Augustin, Nelson, Troy Williams, Stauskas, Jamychal, Ross, Belinelli, Lawson, Tony Allen

    • Slim

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      @Tyler: There’s alot of different stats going on. For the PGs… Sergio till Bayless returns then neither. Augustin only if Elfrid misses time but that doesn’t sound likely. Nelson I don’t trust with Barton so close. Lawson pass. Wings Troy I like and he’s a solid gamble. Belinelli pass. Ross pass. Stauskas isn’t a terrible streamer. I’ll take Troy over Allen. Only 1 big, JaMychal had that dud but he’s been pretty reliable with all the injuries. Overall, short-med term…
      JaMychal, Troy, Sergio (caveat), then a droppoff, Nelson, Augustin, Bayless, Stauskas, Lawson, Ross, Bellineli, Allen

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Tyler: Hmmmm. JaMychal, Bayless, Nelson, Augustin, Staus, Belly, Allen, Ross, Serio, Williams? But all so close, it would be a night to night streaming decision for me

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Tyler: @Slim: @JB Gilpin: Sounds like Bayless isn’t really hurt. I shoulda put Williams higher, I like the Nelson/Augustin short/med. term upside. Williams in a vacuum right after them for me, but has a big opportunity with everyone hurt

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          @JB Gilpin: sounds like you guys are split on both bayless and troy williams.
          So jamychal is the consensus top choice and must own?
          While slim likes troy and JB likes JB haha

          Been eyeing Augustin as well if he gets 24-26min might be productive in 3s ast stl.

          Feel like my team needs pts 3s and stls the most.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Slim: @Tyler: Well, Slim’s real name is, Troy! Haha jk, that’s not true at all.

            If pts/3/stl is the need, I think I do like Augustin. Elfrid with a kankle could mean more like 35 mins the next little stretch

            • Tyler says:
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              @JB Gilpin: Troy Williams and Andrew Harrison has been doing well albeit its only the 1st quarter. Are they better options than DJA? Is it just me or is there something alluring about unknowns in fantasy Hahaa

              • JB Gilpin

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                @Tyler: Yup, Harrison over DJA for me now. I don’t expect consistency, but this was a great start!

  27. Dante Green says:
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    Ugh I don’t think my reply in your previous post went through.

    Man haven’t really decided on who to swap Kief for: Parsons or Favors. I’m intrigued at how Parsons is going to fare with Conley missing a huge amount of games, but I’m not really sure how his body is going to hold up. With Favors though, man, his status is murky as f. Dude does not have a timetable for return! Is it safe to say that he’s going to be out for at least one more week? Or two? Man who knows!! But I really like the idea of buying low on one of those guys. I just have to be lucky and pick right–that player who will come back stronger and will never get injured again!

    I’m giving myself 24 hours (or a couple more days) to decide on this shit. If an update about Favors comes out stating a concrete timetable for return then I could asses things and decide much easier, however, if they still do not provide news about him, man I’m going with Parsons.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Damn, sorry man! Didn’t see it in spam or anything, sorry about that!

      I’m gonna be bold here. With Conley out, gimme Parsons, who might be an absolute USG monster if he can be healthy in a week.

    • Slim

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      @Dante Green: Favors probably has weeks left from what I can tell. I think Parsons is back 1st and the extra time for his other knee isn’t a bad thing. I think he’s got the upside and is closer to returning, oh and I absolutely agree about his role with Conley down. Markieff has struggled mightily, I don’t mind the move as long as it isn’t hurting your chances to win in the short term, IE an IL spot.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Dante Green: @Slim: Stop commenting at the same time as me!

      • NameNotFound says:
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        @JB Gilpin: @Slim: Same question, I have Favors benched right now and not sure if I should keep Parsons instead of him. What do you guys think? Wait a little longer?

        Thanks!

      • Dante Green says:
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        @JB Gilpin: @Slim:

        Hah thanks you guys for the awesome input! I think what I’m going to do is wait til Parsons comes back and see if he can actually stay healthy!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @NameNotFound: @Dante Green: Yeah I think I would take Parsons, but that said, i think both are stashes, even in 10ers. It’s tough though…

          I’m hoping with ya too man, Dante!

  28. Johnc says:
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    Would you trade Howard and R Jax for Harden…..trying to get a 2-1 done with RJax heading back off IR

    CP3, Delly, , Frazier, R Jax
    Leonard, Crowder, Hood, Porter, DeRo, Leuer, JayMychal
    Howard, Adams, Poison Goose, Myles

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Johnc: In a heartbeat! Would be shocked if that gets taken though

  29. John says:
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    General value comparison between two completely different players:

    Delly or JaMychal?

    Delly’s shooting percentages are awful but dimes are nice. Seems to have a more clear cut path to playing time than JaMychal. But outside that last game, JaMychal has been better. Conley absence, Z Bo return makes this interesting. 9 cat league H2H

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @John: That’s a tough one, I think with all the injuries, I would go Green right now, but it is indeed a little team-need dependent

  30. which one says:
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    good afternoon !! Im in a 12 team h2h daily 9 cat league we use FG , FG%, PTS, FT% , 3’S , REB, AST, STL, BLK Here is my team

    Guards —-D Collison, T Frazier, jermey Lin, jamal murry and D Schrodder
    Forwards– Tobias Harris, Rob Covington, Draymond, Jamychal Green
    Forward/ C — Anthony Davis, Al Horford, Derrick Favors
    Center —- Robin Lopez

    There are a few free agents out there but not much really —-Ty Lawson, Jameer nelson, Tyle Johnson, DJ Aug, P BEV , Marvin Williams, Brandon Ingram, Dion Waiters, Tyrek Evans ……. It sux because we have no IR and 3 man bench which I already have Favors and Lin sitting there on INJ so 1 bench spot left fill it with another INJ guy ??? I’d have no movement for pickups in a daily league other than dropping starters. I don’t rally know what to do. Any of these guys do you think I should have on my team over 1 or 2 of my current guys on my roster.

    Thank you for your help. !!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @which one: What’s up?! Yeah tough to roster two hurt guys in non-IL, but seeing your PG depth, i would hold Lin and you gotta try and hold Favors. I wouldn’t mind losing Murray or Covington for needing streaming stats while your roster is a little hamstrung. With FG an added stat and no TO, you defffff gotta stream scoring as best you can, so I wouldn’t get married to those guys

  31. Lasandro says:
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    Trade my Kemba and Porzi for his IT and embiid in my 14 cat roto, hoping that eventually joel’s back to back limit is lifted? Needing the volume ftms and the blks and brds upgrade would be nice from embiid

    • NameNotFound says:
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      @Lasandro: Nah, I’d hold Kemba and KP

  32. Jason says:
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    should I drop matt Barnes and/or jamychal green for nerlens noel and/or tj Warren?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason: Have any IL spots? I def like Warren > Barnes ROS, but it’s tough if it’s an active league with a lot of streaming…

  33. Larry says:
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    Hey JB,
    Len was just dropped, and Warren is available, should I drop Elfrid, JRich, or Tyreke for one of them?
    My Team (9-cat 16 team H2h):
    Harden, Bledsoe, Fournier, JRich, Elfrid, Tyreke, Carroll, RoLo, Gobert, Noel.

    Trying to improve my FT but can’t get good trades for Elfrid, right now it seems that I can manage to hold Tyreke and Noel until next week which is when Tyreke should return. Just want to get the best players for ROS, and maybe make 2 for 1 trades toward the end so I would have spots for streaming. Thanks for the help!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Larry: Despite Rolo with a crazy 8 blocks last night, I think you could use the swats. I would lose Tyreke or Noel if no IL for Len. More apt to just lose Noel since Reke is closer. Len should def not be avail in a 16er

      • Larry says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Currently not doing too bad in the standings, if the injuries aren’t a big deal, would you still drop Noel or Tyreke? Do you project Tyreke to be better than either JRich or Elfrid ROS? Thanks!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Larry: If Reke can stay healthy, then sure, I think he can approach that range. I worry about Noel’s playing time, and pretty much HAS to get a trade, plus his injury was more recent, which is why I don’t mind cutting bait

  34. Tyler says:
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    Use waiver on Jamychal Green? Do you see him being must own even with ZBo returning?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tyler: I’m not much of a “waiver hoarder” kinda guy, if Green fits your roster and you’re not dropping anyone important, def use it for this stretch of Green playing well. but “must own” all year? Eh, tough to say, I think he’ll have another lull at some point…

  35. Johnc says:
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    12 team, h2h, 9 cat league….

    KAT, Leuer, and Dragic for Myles, Howard and Crowder.

    Which side you like?

    • NameNotFound says:
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      @Johnc: I think I’ll take KAT’s side

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Johnc: @NameNotFound: Yeah, gotta stick with best in deal and take KAT side. Soooo dominant last night

  36. cash says:
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    12 team h2h 9 cat league
    I got:

    lowry, ellis, curry
    w matthews, josh richardson, tyreke,
    crowder, bazemore, parsons, mkg
    D. favors, z randolph, brook lopez

    Got offered beal and dragic for crowder. ye or nay? thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @cash: Mannnnnnnn. Getting a 3rd PG does look like a need, and you get Beal too, yeah I gotta take that one

  37. NameNotFound says:
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    So I started Nick Young this week and after 2mins he went down. Who do you like most among these SGs? – Barton, Murray, Danny Green, Frazier, JR Smith, Stauskas, Tyler Johnson
    Also, stash Parsons, Favors or Warren?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @NameNotFound: Ugh, damn that sucks. I’m personally not a big fan of weekly leagues for that exact reason. I think I like Frazier the best, but close. And for the stash, I would stash Parsons, but Favors should be owned too

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