Hard to believe Steve Carell, half of The Ambiguosuly Gay Duo, is now an Oscar nominated actor in Foxcatcher.  That kind of ascension is bigger than a promotion from the D-League and turning into a fantasy superstar like the Hassanity!  I would say it’s about as miraculous as Brad Stevens finally getting some sense slapped into him…

We figured it would happen at some point, but the Marcus Smart reign as the Celtics starting PG appears to have begun.  Smart actually led the C’s in minutes with 37 in a 13/4/3/2/0 line.  It’s nothing too flashy, but with the role finally bequeathed unto Smart we can finally stop calling Stevens a queef.  Well, maybe not, because the Celtics coaching staff continues to mismanage Smart’s role, relegating him into a 3-point camping PG.  It’d be like trying to turn Robin Lopez into a good player!  Doesn’t make any good basketball logic…  Smart shot 3-9 last night, with 2-7 being treys.  A fantastic slasher at OK State, Stevens continually hammers this square peg into a round hole.  They had the same problem when they tried to make the R-rated version of the Lego movie!  Everything was not awesome…  If Smart is still available in your 12er, now is the time to go ahead and hop on board.  The FG% might not be awesome either, but I think he’ll fall into enough dimes and swipe enough to be usable.  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy hoops action:

Chris Bosh – The Brontosaurus trying to put the Heat on his back!  34 points on 14-23 shooting with 3 treys, but pretty empty otherwise in a 34/3/2/1/0 line.  Not only has Hassan Whiteside dried up Bosh’s blocks, but the boards are slipping as well.  Bosh has value to team builds that need some O up front, but he’s back into that stretch 4 with that stretch neck.

Terrible Heat PG – Wow, just atrocious.  Mario Chalmers for 1/2/5, Shabazz Napier couldn’t play well enough in 15 minutes to hold off Norris Cole, who did nothing except hand out 8 dimes.  Seriously, 2/0/8/0/0.  Man, Rio just hasn’t been able to rekindle that magic he had earlier in the year when Dwyane Wade was hurt.  I don’t even think a super mushroom will help!  It’s about as hard for him out there as the hardest Mario level

Tyler Johnson Well, that was fun.  After rainbowing on Sundy, only 5/3/0/0/0 in 20 minutes last night.  You peaked too fast, Ty-Jo!

D.J. Augustin Dude, he’s worth all 3 Heat PG and then some!  Hands out a dimebag on top of 25 points in a 8-14 (2-3 3PTM 7-7 FT) 25/4/13/1/0 line, and the cherry on the icing – no TO!  Did all that in 35 minutes, and the 3 Heat PG had a 3/4/17/0/0 line in 75 combined minutes shooting 1-7.  Sheesh!

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Uh oh!  The monster has awakened!  18/4/1/3/0 on a team high 19 shots (hitting 8) and no TO.  While the FG% was bad on 2-pointers, very interesting seeing he only took 3 treys compared to 16 within the arc.  Starting to boost that usage!  If you can handle a bad FG% and FT% (he really should be a better FF shooter), then KCP is close to must own in 9-cat.

Jared Sullinger – Well, a game after getting benched, Stevens again is slapped silly and moves Sully back into the starting 5 for a fantastic 22/9/6 line in 36 minutes.  No treys, steal or blocks, but shot 11-19.  Sully money!

Evan Turner From PG to SF.  And from terrible to still terrible.  5/8/5/0/0 on 1-5 shooting and 5 TO.  Moves Jae Crowder to the bench, but Boston Clam Crowder still got 29 minutes and played decent if you held on in deepers.

Avery Bradley What is it with these thumb injuries making guys play better?!  11-14 FG (3-5 3PTM 1-1 FT) for 26/1/4/1/0 with a minor fracture in his thumb.  Pretty soon every NBA locker room is going to look like that scene from Casino with trainers busting out the hammer to shatter everyone’s thumbs!

Langston Galloway Ice cold from deep…  It’s because his thumbs are healthy!  4/5/5/0/1, but still played 30 minutes and think he’ll have low-end usability.

Jose Calderon Scored 17 and hit 3 treys.  And the goodness ends there.  17/2/2/0/0 and 4 TO.  He’s so so bad…

Jason Smith MVP!  MVP!  Best player on the Poppycockers?  Hit 6-8 FG for 12/7/5.  Meh, he shoots too many jumpers to have a consistently usable FG% from a big and I don’t have too much optimism.

Jusuf Nurkic Ughhhh.  Only 13 minutes as he battled foul trouble, and it’s about time to end the Jamba Jus craze.  7/3/1/1/1 with no TO shows he can hit the big man multi-cat, but can’t stay on the floor and isn’t making the FT like he should (1-3).

Danilo Gallinari Gallo coming into the shallows!  Huh?  22/4/1/1/0 on 5-11 shooting (2-7 from deep) and the big 10-11 FT.  Agressive Gallo!  26 minutes off the bench is good to see and all, but this was against the Sixers.  Not getting too excited yet.

Kenneth Faried Wow, 19 minutes of “hand me the pistol”.  0/5/0/1/0 and this is gettin more frustrating than getting super glue on your skin.  Sure he was sick and got early fouls, but while the Nugs play awful, Manimal is going down with the ship.

Hollis Thompson – For a while couldn’t miss!  23/3/3/1/2 in a near rainbow shooting 8-12 from the field (4-6 3PTM 3-3 FT).  Played 31 minutes, but was at 37.5% from the field before last night.  Fluuuuuuuke!  But sure is making K.J. McDaniels close to unownable in all leagues.  Bleck.

Michael Carter-Williams Certainly seemed like he wasn’t gonna play, but he’s like “you can’t bench my ratio-destructing, TO-prone game!”  15/8/12/2/1 shooting 4-12 from the field, 6-10 from the stripe, and 4 TO.  “You can’t contain my cat killing!”

Jerami Grant Ya know, doesn’t hit a FG but makes all his FT (6-6) and racks up 2 blocks in his 19 minutes.  If the Sixers can Mbamove Mbad a Moute, Grant could Mbe an interesting asset late in the year.

Damian Lillard You couldn’t make a couple of those treys?!  Bounced back from a slow start for 25/4/6/2/0, but still wasn’t 30 points for me!

Robin Lopez Welcome back Rolo jokes!  Oh man, my Rolo slams have been sorely, sorely missed…  11/6/0/0/2, I guess that’s OK, but 2 TO and 1-3 FT?!  More careless with the ball than Josh Smith playing a backyard pickup game after sloshing too many brews at a barbeque!

Trey Burke Is the Jazz bench better than the starters?!  Burke for 18/2/6/1/0 hitting 7-17 (1-5 3PTM 3-3 FT) and a ton better than Dante Exum, who struggled in 20 minutes racking up 5 fouls.  But it’s not like you can trust Burke for anything, I wouldn’t trust him to refrain from eating a piece of cheesecake if he had to sit next to it for an hour with a million bucks on the line.

Rudy Gobert Woooo, drop the confetti!  Enes Kanter was benched to start the second half!  And ol’ Monsieur Elbow went 7/15/1/1/2 in 33 “I’m so much bigger than Enes” minutes.

Klay Thompson Uh oh!  My ThrAGNOF radar is bleeping more than when I watched The Wolf of Wall Street on basic cable!  14/1/1/1/0 with a couple of treys.  While that’s certainly ThrAGNOFfy, it was in only 24 minutes as the Warriors beheaded the Kings like an angry French mob.

Warriors C – All 3 played well in a blowout mix of minutes.  Andrew Bogut for 6/5/4/0/2, The Ace of Speights (!!) for 17/8/3 and David Lee for 8/5/1/2/2.  Combined it’s a Unibrow worth of stats!  Each on their own and it’s three small eyebrows… It’s too many even for the Total Recall chick!

DeMarcus Cousins Maybe it’s more like those 3 Warriors are one Cousin!  26/11/4/3/4 hitting 10-21 and 6-7 FT.  Sheesh the Kings should be so much better…

Darren Collison Played well for 18/2/7, but with the Kings looking this bad it’s making me shake in my space boots.  There were those really weird sounding trade rumors early in the year that I didn’t think made sense, but now I’m not so sure.

Derrick Williams – Got a surprise start at PF, and an unsurprising line of nothingball.  The Kings seem to want to showcase him, unfortunately for the Kings that means other teams see him play.

 

Streamers/Cheap Daily League Picks:

Kyle O’Quinn (4% owned) – A little bit of a dart throw here, but one of my big streaming tenets has been play your bigs against the Spurs.  KOQ with a DNP last Saturday, but 23 solid minutes Monday night even though some were in junk time.  It is the Magic against the Spurs, so the junk time Irishman may be jigging again.

Tarik Black (1% owned) – Shifting into the starting line-up for the hipless Jordan Hill, Black should be a lock for a dubdub.  He won’t help much in the steals and blocks, and his FT shooting isn’t so hot, but those points and boards are stats too!  And should be a good cheapie in DFS.

 

I hope everyone had a solid streaming Tuesday and get locked in for a busy Wednesday tonight!

  1. Tyler Durden says:
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    Drop PBev for Smart?

    • Ujiri Prokhorov says:
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      @Tyler Durden: Good Question..

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Tyler Durden: @Ujiri Prokhorov: Yeah we chatted this one on the Pod. Depends on build, if you need low TO Beverley, if you need more PG stats and have decent TO rate guys, Smart

  2. Lasandro says:
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    Before yesterday’s game, I had DJA’s owner interested in a straight swap for my Kieff. That train has now gone. I really think this guy is gonna sustain great value as a mid-level pg and unfortunately his awesome okay is making him a little expensive. How high do you see his ROS value? I’m even considering a 2 for 2 trade for DJA and a big for my Ty and someone.. I think he’ll possibly bring as many pts but more 3s and a solid amount of assists. Kinda like the number BJ was putting up before the injury

    • Ryan says:
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      @Lasandro: I swooped up DJ and I’m loving the recent production, but I’m actually trying hard to deal him for max value now because I think this is the peek of DJ’s value. He’s shooting way above his season averages and I can’t see him averaging over 35 mpg over the entire season.

      I asked JB for a ROS projection right after DJ’s 34 pt outburst, and he seemed to agree with my initial thoughts that he would score in the mid-teens and chip in 5-6ish apg with a steal. (Which is about what he averaged when he had the starting gig in Chicago a couple seasons ago)

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: Yeah I’m with about what @Ryan: had projected him for, something fairly close to his starting numbers in Chicago:

        As Starter 9 38:10 6.0 13.1 45.8 3.1 6.4 48.3 2.7 3.2 82.8 0.1 1.7 1.8 6.4 2.2 0.9 0.0 2.8 17.8

        So like 17/2/6/1/0 with 1.5 3s? That 3.1 3s won’t happen haha

  3. Blindside says:
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    Love riding the Whiteside train, but wondering ifbi were to sell high, who should I shoot for in my 16 team league…. My team could probably use a SF or PF….

    My team
    pg Westbrook
    Sg curry
    sf Thad young
    PF – Cousins
    C- whiteside
    U – Lawson
    U – KMartin

    Thanks, you guys crack me up!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Blindside: Whewww, I dunno man, I am loving this Whiteside and think it’s legit. A big to anchor next to Cousins seems a good fit I prob wouldn’t sell, but if you did I’d for sure ask for a lot. Thanks man, appreciate it!

  4. Clyde Prompto says:
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    RE: Jerami Grant- Mbah a Moute is actually from the same country as Joel Embiid, so I think he’s mostly there to act as a mentor; I doubt he’s dealt. Although if someone offered a 2nd rounder in the 2027 draft that might be tough for Hinkie to turn down. SIXER PRIDE!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: Hahahaha any second rounder IS LIKE GOLD!

  5. DaneilL says:
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    HEYYOO,

    They dropped D howard in my league, im in first place not by much, and i just got rubio back so i have no injured players. Should I stash Howard? the guys been lightly working out, forsure he will be back for soon after the allstar break. i know you arent a big fan but a free D howard?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DaneilL: Yo! Ehhh depends on league size… And your big man depth. I’m not crazy about it in 10er, 12er… Maybe

  6. DaneilL says:
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    HEYYOO,

    They dropped D howard in my league, im in first place not by much, and i just got rubio back so i have no injured players. Should I stash Howard? the guys been lightly working out, forsure he will be back for soon after the allstar break. i know you arent a big fan but a free D howard??

    • DaneilL says:
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      @DaneilL: sorry for the duplicate

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @DaneilL: No worries man!

  7. Nikko Respeto says:
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    Won a big juicy goose egg last night haha. But hey, one can only be so lucky right?

    I have a few line-ups for for the DFS that I would like some guru-y advice on:

    1) Westbrook, Barea, GREEK, Dion, Middleton, Dray, Randolph, Montejunas, Tyson Chandler

    2) Westbrook, Barea, GREEK, Ellington , Middleton, Dudley, Pau, Bosh, Valanciunas

    3) Westbrook, Barea, Eric Gordon, Dion, Middleton, Leonard, Middleton, Bosh, Henson, Whiteside

    4) Curry, Barea, Butler, GREEK, Dray, Trevor Ariza, Jared Sullinger, Montejunas, Joakim

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Nikko Respeto: Ugh, sucks man!

      YESSSSSS! Westbrook. A must. Barea is a good value too. Slim likes Bosh tonight for 30 in the Pod we just did. I took Butler. Waiters is a great pick too. Dunno if I trust Kawhi in what could be a bad blowout. Magic playing awful.

      It pains me, but love Eric Gordon tonight. Playing well and should be a fast matchup vs. Thunder and he won’t have to gaurd anyone that good except when RJax plays next to Westbrook.

      Dunno if I trust Warriors, I think they can blow out again. Like Whiteside to be big again vs. terrible Pekovic haha.

      Good luck tonight man!

  8. Johnny says:
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    Yoo guys,

    Are you keeping JJ or PBev in any 9cat 12ers?… If I lost both of them I’m worried about losing my dominance in 3’s

    Guys like clarkson, omer, amir, manu, brewer, kcp on the wire.. nothing really special

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Johnny: Def fine losing Redick. I dunno, I’m biased bc I ove him, but KCP is intriguing me!

  9. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    Would you take Terrence Jones or DWill for ROS?

    I’m down at both assist and rebounds. 9 cat league. I picked Dwill because Terrence Jones doesnt look like he’ll come off the minute restrictions for a while..

    But at the same time. you never know with DWill, hes so injury prone

    ps. last time I messaged, I dropped MCW for Whiteside. even though MCW has been hot lately, I’m pretty happy with the move I made haha. MCW is way too stressful to own

    • J says:
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      @J:

      Batum was also jsut dropped in my league……

      my worst players are D.Will, T.Harris, and H.Whiteside, Dieng. but I doubt I should drop them for Batum…

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @J: Nice on Whiteside, both are good though! Nah I def would lose Dwill for Batum. Gets both yor needs! A few boards and dimes

        • J says:
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          @JB Gilpin:

          Thanks!

          hmm I think I’m going to gamble and wait till the All Star Break to see how DWill performs.

          batum had all season to perform and with his high minutes already, I just dont see much upside other than his very nice reb/ast/to/steal/block ratio. however that ratio is not that important in roto compared to Dwill’s upside (high pts/assist/3s)

          can you tell me a bit more on why you will def lose Dwill for Batum?

          thanks again

          • JB Gilpin

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            @J: Ehhh I dunno if Dwill really has upside in anything anymore. All comes down to health/role/needs you mentioned. I don’t see Dwill being much better in dimes, maybe 1-2 more, and Batum hits boards for you

  10. hanns says:
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    is D.J. Augustin a sell high? b/c I don’t think he’ll be THIS good.

    • Ryan says:
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      @hanns: Definitely man. I think he’s very solid value if you managed to pick him up, but it’s a little crazy to expect him to be putting up 10+ assists and 20+ points every night. If someone is convinced that he will return that kinda value, I’d exploit it in a heartbeat.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @hanns: Agree with @Ryan: , totally depends on what you can get though. Certainly not giving him away unless a great return

  11. White side says:
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    Sell high on whiteside? What do you think he could go for?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @White side: Probably not, unless you’re stacked with big men. Would target top 50ish value

  12. dom says:
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    I don’t see why the Jazz would not give starter’s minutes to develop Gobert at this point. He totally neutralized Lamarcus Aldridge last night and it’s incredible to watch him get boxed out only to stick his arms over someone and grab the rebound right from the guy in front of him. With him and Favors in the frontcourt they could contend once their guard play stops being so crappy

    Jared Dudley is the better play than Josh Smith tonight?

    • dom says:
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      @dom: also what’s up with Gortat he’s been playing poorly lately? For tomorrow should I roll with Gortat, Len, or Mozgov?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @dom: Hah Slim made a good point on our Pod, it;s bc they don’t wanna win! But seriously, a big issue is missing Alec Burks’ O so they need Kanter to score.

        Yeah I’d play Duds

        Ugh, yeah Gortat… Paul Pierce messing up the post game, Beal and Wall playing well, just a mix of lower minutes and production. Prob going Mozgov!

  13. Jesse says:
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    Morning JB! 10 team H2H points league, weekly matchups with daily lineup change, scoring structure 1/2/2/3/3/-3 DD/5 TD/20
    We can play 8 guys a night (1,2,3,4,5,u,u,u) and I don’t know who to use to fill out 2 of my utility positions. It’s between Tobias, Conley, nurkic and ghill for 2 spots. Conleys points league stats hav not been good since his injuries, and GHill has actually put up numbers in mid 20-30 range with a minutes restriction on that. Nurkic has obviously been dissapointing and I think Tobias is out of his slump . What 2 would you go with? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jesse: Morning man! I think you gotta go with the guys getting the minutes – Tobias and COnley. A little too risky rolling with Hill and Nurk and their possible sub 20 mins haha

  14. Jesse says:
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    Another one quick, 10 team 15 cat h2h weekly matchups with daily line changes. Do I play Augustine or BroLo tonight? Guy I am playing is using Rubio in the utility so maybe DJ. I up 20 in assist this week and almost even in rebounding, so it might help to have bro lo. Thanks in advance!

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      @Jesse: 20 dimes is a good advantage this early, yeah I could see going Brolo in that situation

  15. Bobby says:
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    Nurkic (somewhat understandably) just got dropped in my league…would you let go of Cody Zeller to grab him off the wire?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Bobby: Yeah I would, I lost NUrk in one league too for depsaration streaming, but certainly would want Nurk over Zeller

  16. Connor says:
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    Beal, Drummond, and DJ too much for Draymond and Dragic? I’d be able to add Batum or maybe Thadd if he passes waivers as the pickup player. Thanks man.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Connor: Hmmmm, that’s a good one. Dray I think is best in deal. Rather Dragic over Augustin, but kinda close. Man, great options on the wire to throw in there, I think if you’re guaranteed to get one of those two I like the deal. Any time!

  17. Dante Green says:
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    Damn JB you’re making me nervous with your news about Colly! I mean I’d really want to move him coz I don’t trust the Kings! But Colly’s fg% is just so beautiful, 0.470! Can you belive it?!?!! That’s what’s holding me back!! Should I wait it out or wutttttt damnn.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dante Green: Probably just waiting it out man 🙂 But voicing some major concern that something could happen, depends on what you could get in da market

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