What a game in London!  One of the biggest franchises in the NBA, losers of 15 straight heading into yesterday’s international soiree, were the heavy underdogs to the Bucks.  Yikes.

Best player in the game?  Probably my boyfriend!  Brandon Knight went all Guy Ritchie on the Knicks for 6 Snatches and a 20/5/6/6/0 line.  Hit two threes and continues to be a FT% beast with 6-6 from the stripe.  Really the only annoying thing about Knight right now is he only had one game this week!  Friggin’ Brits.  Stealing our ideas like “sovereignty” and “not beheading people”.  Black Mirror is pretty dope though!  There is one thing about Knight that is actually a little concerning – papi no likey el TO!  3.4 per game with another 3 yesterday.  But so far in Janurary – very small sample bias – they’re down a tad.  Really like Knight ROS, and as a possible husband.  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy basketball action:

[NOTE – I’ll be out of town Monday, so I’ll be back with the weekend/Monday recap on Tuesday!]

Carmelo Anthony Melo’s knee is still jello!  “You put the spoon in the bowl and crush up the Roofies and stir it all around!”  Easiest joke ever.  Cosby is like a comedy pinata right now, just one little tap and candy comes out!  Hah, so many ways to take that line…  Anyway, the Poppycockers are about at that level as well, and yes I’m comparing the Knicks to Bill Cosby.  25/3/2/3/1 for Melo, but looked less than 100% and had 8 TO.  Every news update says sell-high, which I of course agree with, but Melo also said he intends on not missing much time anymore.  Until the All-Star break I’m guessing!

Jose Calderon Meh.  11/3/9/1/0 hitting three treys and this was closer to what I thought he could do this year coming into it, but this was like his 2nd or 3rd best game on the season.  Calderon loves his Eurotrip!

Amar’e Stoudemire – Welcome back!  You get 8 minutes…  Well, that dream run earlier in the year sure seems like it was only a dream!

Cole Aldrich Man, even with STAT barely playing it looks like Aldrich has been booted out.  Only 14 minutes for 2/4/1/0/0.  Looks like he needs Melo out too to really be an Aldrichie Aldrich.

Langston Galloway Rough game for The Harlem Renaisaance, shooting only 2-9 from the field for 5/1/4/1/0 and 4 TO.  That said, second highest minutes behind Calderon who makes more sense to trade away than virtually any player in the NBA.

Zaza Pachulia Can’t stop the Zaza!  Yet another dubdub for 11/14/5.  His post-presence is mammothian!  I don’t think that’s a word…  It’s a little up and down but he’s fairly usable right now, if you can handle the non-blocks.

Kendall Marshall – Ugh.  His knee went out on him and the Bucks said it’s only a sprain, but I’m not too encouraged.  Gives Kidd one fewer guy to tinker with his rotations with…

Ersan Ilyasova Just hasn’t been the Six-Foot Turkey’s year!  But finally got back from a concussion to play 12 minutes of 0-6 FG basketball.  There’s a big hole for PF minutes on the Bucks, so if he can shake the rust off I could see him playing mid-20s minutes pretty quick and be useful in even 12ers.  But no rush.

O.J. Mayo – 8-14 FG (4-6 3PTM 2-2 FT) 22/1/0/0/0.  ThrAGNOF!

Khris Middleton The Duchess!  K Middleton for a very solid 14/6/5/3/0 and a pair of treys.  I wonder if he galavanted around London claiming to be related to Kate Middleton.

Kevin Durant The Durantula needs to take more shots!  24/10/1/0/3 on 8-12 FG (4-6 3PTM 4-4 FT).  I don’t get why he didn’t chuck up 20 shots!  Especially when…

Dion Waiters …led OKC in shots.  Um, what?  6-16 from the field for 16/1/2/0/2.  It’s a solid line and all, but there’s no reason he should be leading the team in shots in 31 minutes off the bench.

Reggie Jackson The return of R-Jax!  After being an afterthought in the Scott Brooks’ rotation lately, 16/6/6/1/1 in 25 solid minutes.  Got a lot of time along with RW on the floor, so maybe OKC is going back to letting Jackson play his SG minutes.  For now, this is just a one-game anomaly in an otherwise downward trend.

Russell Westbrook Quaddub alert!  16/8/8/5/0 with 8 TO.  You’ve been P-Bevved!

Steven Adams ya know, per-minute he got some nice stats!  5/2/0/1/1, but played only 15 minutes.

Brook Lopez Threeway Rumors – It’s the talk of the tabloids!  Brolo would go to OKC, Lance Stephenson to Brooklyn and [Wahhhhhhhhh I’m] Jarrett Jack and Jeremy Lamb to Charlotte.  The Hornets need a backup PG in the worst way (Brian Roberts, sorry…) and it would be awesome dumping Lance.  Who would play PG in Brooklyn until Deron Williams is back, Marquis Teague?!?!?  Low blow…  Eric Snow!  Come out of retirement!  And this would destroy Steven Adams…  There’s also rumors that Brolo could go to Miami and Denver.  Make so much less sense there…

James Harden Grey gives mustache rides, Harden gave us a beard ride!  Huge game for 31/9/10/1/0.  I couldn’t bring myself to do it, but how about Slim saying he’d take Harden over LeBron on draft day?

Donatas Motiejunas Only 29 minutes in this one, but started again and played well again.  14/4/3/1/0 with a couple of treys.  D-Mo is still owned on the down low!  Still at only 32% owned.

LeBron James Looking spry out there!  But this “old man two weeks off” is not boding well for his pre-season ranks the rest of his career.

Kevin Love Speaking of old man issues!  Had some back spasms pop up and he almost left the game in the third quarter, but came back for more run in the fourth.  17/7/1/1/0 and if you can spread the Love to your other league mates, now is the time.  Well, maybe after these back spasms heal up.

J.R. Smith Still a usable line for 14/4/2/1/0 and 3 treys, but much tamer than his 8 treys/29 Pts last time out.  Yup, ThrAGNOF!

Tristan Thompson Not letting Mozzy Bear claw him out of a role!  5/11/0/0/2 last night in 32 minutes.  He apparently turned down a $52 million contract.  He’s a dumbass wild stallion, doesn’t wanna get tied down!

Tarik Black – Reggie Miller sounded like he was really into him.  Like, “Hey Tarik, I like your profile pic, swiping yes on Tinder!”  16 minutes of 8/4/1/0/0 on 3-4 FG and 2-3 FT is underwhelming, but even some dude in the crowd I could hear yelling “give 28 more rock!”  Or something like that…  Maybe Black, Reggie and Jack Nicholson have a love triangle going on.

Jordan Hill – Whoa, maybe he should hyper-extend his knees more often!  10-14 FG for 20/6/1/3/1.  Was ballin’ in the mid-range!  Of course, any time Hill plays 32 minutes and plays great, he’ll get thrown into the 25 minute dregs…

Austin Rivers Traded to daddy.  He won’t matter much there, no one else in the deal matters, this is just overblown because of the confluence of Rivers.  That’s pretty much all that happened yesterday, right?

Kobe Bryant – Pysche!  What in the wide world of sports?!  Sets a career-high in assists for a 19/6/17 line.  Had a dimebag at half!  Hit 7-14 FG and 3-6 3PTM and I felt like I had smoked a dimebag watching this game…  If only he was playing every night, we could bring back Guess the Kobe stat line!  I’m glad it’s retired though…  No more “sorry everyone, yet ANOTHER DNP rest!”

 

Streamers/Cheap Daily League Picks:

Chris Kaman (18% owned) – Streaming/DFS rules of the land – play your big-role bench guys against the Sixers and play the cheap big men against the Spurs!  Worked for Bismack Biyombo on Wednesday night!  So I’m using Kaman if I have an open spot in yearly leagues and an easy buy on daily as he’s played 32 then 27 minutes the past two games for the battered Blazers.

Beno Udrih (1% owned) – I’m assuming Mike Conley will sit out tonight with his kankle, so there’s a good chance we get bueno with Beno!  He’s actually had a ridiculous season under-the-radar with a 3.2:1.0 AST:TO ratio and hitting 50% from the field.  Should be a nice spot-start against the Magic.

 

I hope everyone has had a solid week so far, and I’ll see ya again next Tuesday.  Have a good weekend, Razzball Nation!

  1. Clyde Prompto says:
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    It’s hilarious that Cleveland offered Thompson that much money. It’s even MORE hilarious that he turned it down. It’s THE MOST hilarious that Thompson’s agent happens to be Lebron’s business partner/agent Rich Paul and they made the offer strictly to appease Lebron. I can’t wait for Lebron to bolt again, because the ensuing avalanche of “Lebron is a d-bag” stories is going to be AWESOME.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: Hahaha, I so buy that narrative. Cleveland fans have to re-burn the jerseys! Then LeBron BACK to Cleveland in 2021

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Just to make the narrative even crazier, here’s a completely unsubstantiated theory: the reason Lebron was noticeably smaller and less explosive at the beginning of the year is because he stopped using PEDs. Getting busted for HGH would ruin the goodwill he’d built up by returning to Cleveland. Only partway through the year he realized that his coach/teammates are hot garbage, so he needed to take a weird, in-season vacation to Miami, PED capital of the US. His first games back, he immediately looks much better, to the point that the announcers won’t shut up about it. NOT SUSPICIOUS AT ALL.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Clyde Prompto: Hahahaha that is amazing man. And he looked like a monster out there. And how about that timing of him doing that ice bath during the broadcast…? Just happens to release that right when he’s “invigorated”!

          • Clyde Prompto says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Haha I know, right? If he were a baseball player people would be mighty suspicious is all I’m saying.

  2. dom says:
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    do you think Batum will straighten his shot out? Does 1.5 3pm, 4.7 assists, .7 blocks with .425 shooting ROS seem right to you?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dom: Yeah I think so, I might even go up to 44% FG since theres likely e a little progression towards the mean.

  3. hamtime says:
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    1. hold meyers leonard or drop for pek? 14m/9cat

    2. tempted to pull the trigger and give up batum for vuc in a 16m/11cat. altho batum’s assists are still gold and his playoff sched > vuc’s. im torn!

    3. waiters, mclemore, or ross?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @hamtime: 1. Not a big Pek fan but going Pek. 2. Oh wow, yeah gimme Vuc unless you’re far and away #1 seed. 3. Ehhhh, leaning McLemore since they are already shopping Stauskas, he has most minutes saftey

  4. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    JB, on point as always my dude. I’ve got a trade offer that I need you to weigh in on for me,

    My team is in 2nd of 11 in a roto (no TOs), it is pretty much a 3 team race. I need 3s and points.

    I give: Jrue and Horford
    I get: Dirk, Meeks, Melo

    If Melo plays the rest of the year, that is big points, right? I also have Rubio coming back to replace Jrue. What do you think?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: Thanks for reading man! Whewwww, yeah I can’t do that one I get the need for 3s and points but you might get 50% of Dirk the last month with 0% of Melo. I think it’s a little too much risk taking on both of them, maybe take out Jrue and see if Horford is enough for Dirk and Melo?

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @JB Gilpin: The real bitch of this deal is that this owner has been the only guy willing to deal. What are your thoughts on Jrue for a mid-level scorer? Like a Joe Johnson type? Who are some of your recommended targets?

        I may counter with he Horford for Dirk + Melo still.

        Thanks man.

  5. Jay says:
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    who would be a better get for ROS with a focus on Asts: Rondo or knight?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jay: Gotta be Rondo, but I might take Knight over him in a vacuum

  6. Jay says:
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    Whiteside over Gortat ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jay: Yup I think I would!

  7. Clos says:
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    Jb whudddddup..
    Got every spot full tonight.. Keep len on the bench over Dmc,

    • Clos says:
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      @Clos: sorry..
      Dmc, Favors, Aldridge, Markeiff, Draymond green, Marc gasol and covington
      Or switch him up with covington?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Clos: Yooooo! Hmmmm leaning Len without knowing your needs and with Covington a little bit of a question mark after not playing Wed

  8. Nate says:
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    I just gave away Klay Thompson and Millsap for Jrue Holiday and Pau Gasol.

    Did I make a big mistake? lol

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nate: Ummmm nah dude, I mean if you needed blocks/reb/ast in a H2H I’m good with it!

  9. Real_Cigs says:
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    Hey JB,

    Trying to shore up the team for the 9 cat Yahoo playoffs (weeks 21-23). Thinking of offering my Dragic, Parsons, and Kieff Morris for Curry, then picking up Covington and Gobert/Whiteside. There’s a bunch of good players on the wire to choose from (G. Hill, Rolo, Middleton, Carroll)

    He’s in the last playoff spot right now, and I think he could maybe use some depth. His team is the worst in Assists (3-8 record) and best in TO’s (8-3), so I’m going to try to reason with him that he’s not benefiting THAT much from Curry since his assists hardly help and he has the most TO’s/game on his team. His best categories are 3’s, TO’s, FT%, Stls, and Blks.

    8 Team / 9 Cat H2H / Punting Rebounds and TO’s.
    My Team:
    PG: Teague, Dragic, Knight, Rubio
    SG: Hayward, W. Matthews, Antetekounmpo
    SF: Durant, Parsons
    PF: Ibaka, Millsap, Kieff Morris
    C: Nukic

    His Team:
    PG: Curry, Rose, IT2, Lin
    SG: Danny Green, Jamal Crawford,
    SF: Wiggins, Thad Young
    PF: Nowitzki, Sullinger, Ryan Anderson,
    C: Deandre Jordan, Al Jeff

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Real_Cigs: Sure, yeah that’s a good offer and a good sell! I def like you getting Curry, I hope it works man!

  10. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    My team has been frustrating this season. Here’s my team.

    Jrue Holiday
    Jimmy Butler
    Marcus Smart
    Danny Green
    Draymond Green
    Chandler Parsons
    Nikola Vucevic
    Jordan Hill
    Michael Carter-Williams
    Markieff Morris
    Nene Hilario
    Joakim Noah
    Giannis Antetokoumpo
    Jose Calderon
    Al Jefferson

    I was offered Gortat for Parsons. Should I do it? We do get points for double doubles, but I’m a little worried about Gortat. He’s been a little down.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @TheMuppetManiac: Yeah I’m worried about both… H2H or roto league? Losing Big Al and Noah has hurt ya, but I think I would need more than just Gortat. Butler and DrayDray have been great for ya!

  11. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    It’s H2H. I heard Jefferson might play next week, which would be nice. I’m hoping Noah only has to miss a couple of games. I just think between Parsons and Gortat, Parsons might have a slight edge.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheMuppetManiac: Yup I agree, was just being sure of the format. I think a PG is a bigger need

  12. B-rad says:
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    I owned AD last year and it cost me in playoffs when he was injured. He’s hurt again. Is asik a good handcuff in 12 tm ? I am only looking for ast/reb/blk and I’m considering just owning asik ROS…

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @B-rad: dude he’s only got a snubbed toe. I own him, jru,tobias, millsap dnp, horford dnp, and someone else that is hurt. Some weeks you just gotta get hammered. I’m losing 6-3 to a last place team. AD is fine, he’ll probably play Sunday

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @B-rad: Yeah it’s very very very minor I dunno is Asik is a long term hold in 12ers

  13. tom says:
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    H2H 9 cat 12 team no TO’s drop aldrich for len…. I mean why not right? Maybe a bigger question drop jea crowder for m smart or hold out a bit to see what we get out of jea w/o J green . Thx again for the heads up

    • tom says:
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      @tom: MO Williams is availble to for pick up instead of smart.

      • tom says:
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        @tom: and dion waiters, so drop yea for MO, Dion or Smart… thx again

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @tom: so yeah Aldrich is out. Mo I like most medium term, should be solid another week until Rubio is back. Past that and ROS I like Len

  14. Schoolboy P says:
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    Trade Deng for G. Heyward?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Schoolboy P: Yup I def would!

  15. JJ says:
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    Which Zeller is worth a drop for Chris Kaman?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JJ: ugh tough one.. I’ll lean Tyler as a drop first, he has more upside but his minutes are so inconsistent.

  16. Lasandro says:
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    With Wroten out for a while it seems, do people like Covington and mcdaniels become must own in even shallow leagues?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Lasandro: I love Covington’s versatility. He contributes across the board.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: yeah both probably are for 12ers. Definitely Covington. McDaniels I like a lot too, but rather Coving

  17. Paul says:
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    My Oladipo and bosh for Durant? Should I pull the trigger?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Paul: UMMM YES! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Paul: Yup I’d do do

  18. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    Elfrids ballin.
    I know hes doing it with Tobias out and Orlando’s schedule down the stretch is bad… but I still want to add him.

    Thinking of dropping KJ

    Westbrook, IT
    Dragic, Oladipo
    Draymond, Covington
    Faried, Markieff, Olynyk
    Bosh, Nurkic, Whiteside

    What do?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @J: I like Elfrid a lot too, I think he’s a good fit for that team. I personally would drop Olynyk, not a fan of Boston C situation (cough Stevens cough)

  19. Nikko Respeto says:
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    Hey JB. I made a trade in my H2H points league. I gave Westbrook (21.6), Kawhi (18.7), and Griffin (24) and got Cousins(28.6), Faried (20.5) and Dipo (16.3). Those averages are over the last 30 days. I still have Millsap (21.5), Pau (25.6), Teague (23.3), and Monroe (21.1) as my big scorers. With Jarrett Jack (13.9), PBev (13), Nurkic (14.1), Trey B (12.8), Gibson (12.4 which should be nice with Noah out), and Demare Carroll (14.4) as my other players. Its a 10 man league and figured highest average is better than depth. Especially with Durant getting back to his old form. What do you think?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Nikko Respeto: dude you got stuck up. I don’t like that trade at all

      • Nikko says:
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        @Bye Felicia: why do you say that?

    • Nikko says:
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      @Nikko Respeto: I just flipped Cousins and got Davis, Melo and Cp3 for Cousins, Teague and Monroe.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Nikko: nice looking to where you ended up I def like it. Since shallower you can afford to have Melo until he’s out and I like getting Davis and CP3

        • Nikko Respeto says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Its either going to be Davis, Paul, Derozan, Howard and Melo for Cousins, Faried, Monroe, Teague and Gasol OR that same trade without Howard and Gasol. What do you think?

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            @Nikko Respeto: I’d prefer Gasol so yea doing it without works for me!

  20. Know One says:
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    Hey JB! Got offered Noah for my Gortat straight-up. Would you accept this? Not sure how long Noah will be out. Thanks!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Know One: Yeah not a timeline really for Noah, but Gortat has been brutal. Have any other injuries? If not I might gamble on Noah

      • Know One says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Well, I have Rubio still sitting and Kobe with the ocassional DNP. Nevermind this though, he cancelled the offer. lol
        Any SG I can target with Kobe? These DNPs hurt because I’m in a weekly. Don’t have any other SG, only Galloway.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Know One: he’s def tough to sell, DeRozan owner I bet wouldn’t… How about Ariza? Helpful even if he hasn’t shot as well this yr

  21. Tyler Durden says:
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    Hey JB, im shoring up for the POs and trying to unload Horford and Holiday with their fugly schedule in weeks 21-23. Seems that Horford might get rested as well down the road. Atlantas the Spurs of the East. And getting rested in a 3game week is very bad i think so what do you think about the ff trades:

    A. Horford for Duncan
    B. Horford/Holiday/Brolo for MGasol/Kemba
    C. Horford/Holiday/Brolo for Bosh/Duncan/RJax
    D. Horford/Holiday/Brolo for Ibaka/DannyGreen/Nurkic

    Would each trade benefit me or am I giving too much?
    Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Tyler Durden: A. Nah I think you take on even more risk here. B. Sure I like this one a good bit. C. Ehhhh I dunno if we get enough from RJax with Westbrook healthy. Don’t love it. D. Probably giving up too much, close though, wish you got a PG back

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        @JB Gilpin:
        For trade A, dont you think Atlanta can afford to rest players with their record. Atlantas PO schedule on our league is 4-3-3 while Spurs are 4-4-4. Spurs are fighting for seeding too, Pop might not have the luxury to sit out Duncan a lot? Im just afraid if Horf gets rested on a 3game week that would be a huge blow. So trades C and D are no-gos? Im just hoping for rjax to get traded too. Dont you think Bosh and Duncan is an upgrade over Jrue and Horford or is Brolo too much of a throw in to get Rjax back? I own cp3 and rubio though, do you think I need Holiday? Marcus Smart is floating in the ww. Thanks JB!

        G – cp3, rubio, holiday
        F – kawhi, hayward, draymond, covington
        C – horford, brolo, rolo, sullinger, olynyk, noel

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Tyler Durden: well Pop has a much clearer history of sitting guys and even if he only sits Duncan one game, it could equal Horford. I just thought those last two were underselling Holiday, sure it addresses a surplus but I think you can get more

  22. DANTEGREEN says:
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    JB i got offered korver for my jennings, the funny thing is this. A few weeks back i offered rjax to someone for jennings, fortunately that was the time when smoove was still in detroit(everybody knows what happened when he left, things turned around for detroit suddenly), so he accepted the trade. And now the owner wants his BJ back! So he’s offering Korver! I need your advice! Thanks budd

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DANTEGREEN: yeah man, I’m not huge on either, but I think I’d take Korver. Unless it would hurt your Ast too much

      • DANTEGREEN says:
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        @JB Gilpin: he cancelled it LOL. Wasnt feeling it either, other owners might think of it as collusion(trading a player back to its former owner), its all good, thanks JB

  23. Eight cat espn head to head weekly league , but with daily roster changes. 13 team league

    I’m first place, 12 team league up 6 games on #2

    Should I drop either Josef, Hibbert, white side or mcdaniels for robin lopez?

    Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Derrick Yu: Good one, I like to make fun of RoLo, but he should be useful. That said, I don’t think I would drop anyone for him, kj mcd is close, but i like him a good bit with Wroten hurt.

  24. patrick says:
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    Got a trade offer my Monroe for his nurkic and ed Davis.

    Have kaman, pachulia, Chalmers, and mo Williams at the end of my bench.

    Amongst kaman, pachulia and ed Davis, who has best value for the rest of the year?

    Also who has the best value for the next 3 weeks?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @patrick: 3 weeks I’d go that order. Hmmmm thinking about taking Zaza ROS as weird as that sounds… Kinda trust the role the most

  25. tokyofantasy says:
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    Hi again JB,
    Great read once again…
    Now I got an offer of Au Jus or Manimal for Dragon. Which do you think is better? Or do you think it is too much to give up? I am leaning toward Au Jus and picking up G Hill from the wire.
    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @tokyofantasy: thanks for reading man! I might go with Manimal, I just trust his minutes a tad a more, which is weird since they kept benching him earlier on too haha…

      • tokyofantasy says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        I ended up trading Dragic for Manimal as suggested and the other GM now outright dropped Nurkic after some bad games! Should I pick him up and drop Len, J Hill or Kaman? Lee and Zaza are FA too.

        According to your 1/14 podcast, following was the order. 1 week changes the picture so much! :
        Dieng > Nurkic > Gobert > Monroe > Whiteside > Plumlee > Noel > Valanciunas > Len > Gibson (Noah hurt) > Amir > Motiejunas > Kanter > Lee > Jordan Hill > Mozgov > Bogut > Henson > Sanders

        • JB Gilpin

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          @tokyofantasy: Nice! Whoa, yea Nurk falling down but I still like him. Would move him behind Gobert and Monroe, but not further. Noel is way up for me too. I’d lose Kaman for Nurk in a heartbeat

  26. Joe says:
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    Is it worth it to drop Ronnie Price for Jameer Nelson and/or Cody Zeller for Biyombo?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe: Nah I think I’d keep your guys, unless a dire big man need then I could see both hornets guys.

  27. DK says:
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    Thanks to you I got my Dragic and gave up MCW. Now do you think it is wise to trade it for Dipo? The only area I would really gain is steal. Part of me really wish for a slightly higher ast or elite shot blocker. Right now I seem to have inconsistent blockers. Any good suggestions?

    Curry, Lawson, Dragic, Meeks, Lou
    McD, Covington, Draymond
    Millsap, Gortat, Duncan, Mozgov, Ed Davis

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      @DK: yeah I don’t mind it for the steals upgrade, but yeah I see blocks being a bigger need. Grab gobert or whiteside plus something? Maybe see if a team has way too many blocks,,,

  28. Lasandro says:
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    Mate should we all be concerned about draymond’s massive decrease in mins the last 5? He didn’t play in the 4th of yesterday’s game at all! I’m a touch worried. Speights, Bogut and Iggy are cutting into his mins a touch and I need him hitting the late 20s in min at least if he’s gonna remain ownable in an 8 teamer L

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      @jb Gilpin: and is wiggins a sell high or will Kmart and shabazz’s returns not hinder him from scoring 20ppg with all those tasty stats? He seems to be doing it very easily but I know how much kmart loves scoring that damn rock

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      @jb Gilpin: AND someone is offering me his Lowry for my Ty? I def need an uptick in scoring and 3s but is demar’s return hurting lowry’s ROS stats? Ty is flat out beasting now but wonder if they’d shut him down towards the end if the nugs don’t make the playoffs..

    • Lasandro says:
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      Jb Gilpin: last one I promise! Talks of me trading my Ty, Drummond and kawhi/millsap for Russ, dieng and a filler (may just grab Jarrett Jack off the wire instead).. Thoughts? Who between kawhi and trill should I pick? 14 cat… Take your time on these 🙂

      • Know One says:
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        @Lasandro: You’re giving Ty, Drummond and Kawhi/Millsap? I think you’re giving up too much.

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        @Lasandro: what’s good man? More worried about Draymonds minutes than Wiggins having a possible falloff. But not on red alert.

        Well I like the Lowry one, DeRozan stealing some stats included. The other one, yeah I think you’re giving up too much for Westbrook.

  29. Troy says:
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    Hey JB! I Got offered Anthony Davis and Joe Johnson for Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin. Sort of feels like a lot but I also feel like I gotta take davis. Your opinion?

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      @Troy: hmmm yeah I think I’d have to take it in a shallow league

  30. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    I was just offered Kemba Walker for Jimmy Butler. Should I do it?

    Here’s my team:
    Jrue Holiday
    Jimmy Butler
    Marcus Smart
    Danny Green
    Draymond Green
    Chandler Parsons
    Nikola Vucevic
    Jordan Hill
    Michael Carter-Williams
    Markieff Morris
    Nene Hilario
    Joakim Noah
    Giannis Antetokoumpo
    Jose Calderon
    Al Jefferson

    I think I’m going to do it. Butler was a steal in the draft, but I think Kemba might help me more. Would you do it or should I hold?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @TheMuppetManiac: man big scoring is such a need…. But I think I like butler more… So close, def don’t mind doing it but Butler I think could get a little more.

  31. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    14 Team H2H (11 CAT w/ FTM and FGM)

    Lillard, Lawson, Smart
    Knight, Lou Will, KJ
    Hayward, Jimmy B, MBarnes
    Deng, Carroll
    Al Jeff, Markieff

    Punting Rebs and Blks.
    I snagged KJ off the wire fairly recently, but even with him, winning blocks is generally out of the question.

    Should I swap him out for:
    KCP, Shabazz, Turner, Miles, Stuckey, Mirza

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @J: ummmm, I don’t mind losing kj if he’s not helping ya, but I like him over those waiver options.

  32. Nikko says:
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    Hey JB. what do you think of my Cousins and Demarre carol for his Westbrook and Derozan? It’s a 10 man h2h points league. My big men are Pau, Monroe, Millsap, Gibson, Faried and cousins. And my pgs/SGs are Teague, Jarrett jack, George hill, Eldrid Payton, Oladipo,

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      And Patrick Beverley

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        @Nikko: or Westbrook and howard for cousins and teaghe

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Nikko: Whoa, yeah love that if it works! Probably rather Westbrook over Cousins, eh maybe not in Pts but close (they’re about equal in scoring per game right?) then def DeRozan over DeMarre. Cousins and Teague one I dunno… Pts makes Howard better… Coin flip on that one

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            @JB Gilpin: over the last 30, the averages are Cousins (27.4), Carrol (13.9), westbrook (21.6), Derozan (17). For the 2015 season it’s Cousins (27.9) Carrol(13.5), westbrook(23.9) and Derozan(14.9). Still think I should?

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Nikko: Wow surprised DeRozan is so low… I’m on the fence man. Still leaning yes, I think DeRozan is enough of an upgrade, but it’s about a coin flip

  33. Mike says:
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    Got Offered Dirk for my Derozan.

    Team:

    PG Westbrook, Knight
    SG Dragic, Derozan, Kobe
    SF Kawhi, Middleton, Covington
    PF Millsap, Faried, TJones
    C Ibaka, Gobert, Nurkic

    12 Team H2h 9CAT

    I’m really good at Steals/Blocks. Could use help in 3’s and assists. Once again Kobe is super frustrating with his DNP’s man. I like dirk and dont mind the lack of defense cause of my team but i’m afraid of the DNP’s. Do you think it’s worth Derozan still?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Mike: Yeah I think it’s worth it, I would prob take Dirk

  34. manosun16 says:
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    Hey JB, great read as always.

    I was offered CP3, Favors, and Afflalo for Lowry, Marc Gasol, and Wiggins. In a vacuum, who wins?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @manosun16: Thanks for stopping by man! Whew, good one, CP3>Lowry but I would Gasol>Favors and Wiggins way over Afflalo. I think Gasol and Wiggins is worth more than the slight improvement at stud PG, I would hold

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