Save your horse, and ride a…  Justin Hamilton?! As we coined on the Podcast, the coach of the Nets has officially changed his name.  It’s even on his newly issued Birth Certificate!  It’s no longer Kenny Atkinson.  While Brooks wears his giant cowboy hat, Kenny literally wears his ass on his head.  He is forever more: Kenny Asshat.  I’d love to make that my Halloween costume!

After that shockingly low-run debut, Brook Lopez persevered in game two with a 25/5/1/1/0 line in only 26 minutes on Friday night.  Maybe the most surprising aspect of that game was the Nets actually won an NBA game!  Then on Saturday afternoon, we get word Brolo is going to get a healthy DNP-rest.  Mother F Asshat!  Because of course after 2+ healthy seasons including playing 33+ MPG last year, Brook is an injury risk.  This is a ticking time bomb in Brooklyn…  Asshat wants to chuck as many 3s as possible; through Saturday night’s game, Brooklyn’s 37.3 3PA were second in the NBA, only to the Mavericks who had an OT game then played Houston.  42% of their shots are treys, which leads the league thus far (small sample of course).  Even in that “good” game from Brolo Friday night, he shot 0-4 from deep, giving him 6 3PTA this season.  His career high 3PTA?!  14 last year for 0.2 a game.  3.0 thus far in 16-17.  A big part of his value has been game-to-game reliability and FG%, and now we’re not going to get either.  Asshat really wants to pound Brook’s square peg in a round hole, and we all know Asshat has a big round hole!  What a mess this team is.  It’s almost as bad as NBA’s App and trying to stream games last night!  Hopefully you don’t have too many shares of Brolo, and if you do, you’re really forced to hold as best you can.  No one is giving you anything for him…  But at least it opens some opportunities, with Hamilton now a streamer even in 12ers, and you know the rest of your Nets are all going to have ThrAGNOF streamability.  Asshat playing his team like Duke.  Shooting nothing but 3s…  So annoying!   No UNC bias there…  I don’t think Asshat got the memo that the NBA perimeter is further out…  Smh.  Here’s what else went down over the weekend in Fantasy Basketball action:

Kris Dunn Speaking of Brooks & Dunn, the other big name from the weekend is the value of Kris Dunn with Ricky Rubio hurting his elbow Friday night.  As of this writing, Rubio is likely headed for an MRI.  Thankfully he’s not a pitcher!  Maybe an elbow injury will impact his shot though…  Hah!  Nowhere for poor Ricky’s shot to go than up!  Dunn only got to 4/1/4 against the Kings in 20 minutes (Ricky played most of the game before exiting), but showed why he’s gonna be rough to own if he gets a string of starts – 1-4 FT.  But he fits a FT punt right nice!

DeMar DeRozan Back-to-back huge games from the empty scorer, but nothing empty about this crunch time dunk!

32/7/2/2/0 Friday night, but the Raptors score still ended up South on the scoreboard to their Cleveland nemeses.  

Elfrid Payton Not a huge weekend, but he’s making some major strides.  15/5/6/1/0 against the Pistons on Friday night, and just looked more aggressive as a scorer than I have ever seen, taking it strong to the rack, floating some runners…  Added a trey in that one too.  Only 10/4/5 against the Cavs, but no TO.  The numbers don’t jump off the page, but I’m impressed so far and would try to buy.

Bismack Biyombo 5 Pts, 2 Blk, 1-4 FT (combined) in his first two games.  “Killing fantasy teams is my Bizness and Bizness is good!”

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Even in some drug-fueled lows – like waking up eating a dead pigeon in a dumpster – the addiction can get so sweeeeet again!  After a dreadful start, 21/6/2/2/0 with no TO last night, hitting 2 treys and 5-5 FT.  It’ll be hit or miss since he’s a shooter, but luckily he ended week 1 on a high note.

Beno Udrih – His bleached rat tail is awful.

John Henson The weekend’s most unlikely buzzer-beating game winner.  Look at this sick iso play! Get out of the way Allen Iverson, we have a new clutch, buzzer-beating scorer on the block!

So many layers to this weirdness!  Henson is pretty much the third string center!  7/12/3/2/2 in 21 minutes Saturday night, giving deep leaguers (cough, REL bias) a nice game.  Still tough to trust though, especially after 12 minutes with 5 fouls and blehhhh last night.

Rashad Vaughn – Showed a spark scoring 22 on Saturday against the Brooklyn Mess, but back down to 5 Pts yesterday.  His stats are going to be a Wild Thing this year!

Matthew Dellavedova Torched the Mess for 14/3/9/3/0 with only 1 TO Saturday, but 10/2/5 is all you got last night, thankfully with 2 treys though.  He’ll give some nice [down]under-the-radar stats as a roster filler.

Jeremy Lin Well, at least someone is surviving the reign of Asshat’s terror.  21/9/9/0/1 on Friday night beating the Pacers, then 12/3/10/3/0 in that loss to the Bucks.  Back-to-back 32+ minutes as well.  The only player Asshat isn’t Linsane about is Linsanity!

Sean Kilpatrick – Off to a really great start for being well off most’s radars, going 15.3/3.0/1.7/0.7/0.3 in 24 MPG through the first 3 games, including 2.0 treys per.  Of course a lot of this value has come at the expense of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, with RHJ fans calling Asshat much worse names…  RHJ can go in 12ers.  And I’m actually streaming Kilpatrick a few places tonight, mostly because it’s a pretty solid Halloween name.  ThrAGNOF!

Trevor Booker – Steadily getting better through the first 3 games, topped off with a 14/14/1/1/2 line Saturday night with 6-6 FT.  Even though he’s clearly their best PF option, he’s at 27 MPG.  #Asshat.

Myles Turner Alright, enough Nets talk!  Let’s talk about good teams!  Oh wait…  Hah, well at least Turner had a good game in that Nets loss while the rest of the Pacers were pretty poopy, going 13/11 with 3 blocks.  Then 20/4/2/0/3 Saturday night in only 22 minutes as the Bulls were blowing them out on a back-to-back.  Pretty remarkable he can put up that kind of line in such low run…

Thaddeus Young Had a good game against Brooklyn (19/8/3/1/1), but has otherwise been pretty bleh.  I would still look to sell high here.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist I’m still holding strong with this add, even though he laid a turdburger his last start (7/4/0/1/0).  Had 4 blocks on Friday though, despite not replicating what he did in game one…

Roy Hibbert – Well that didn’t last long!  After 32 minutes and 5 blocks in the opener, leaves after 4:29 with his knee flaring up Friday night and he missed Saturday.  Parks & Rec cameos really wore him out!

Jeremy Lamb Also added to the Hornets injury triage, with a hammy strain Saturday and it didn’t look too pleasant.  Should give Marco Belinelli a little extra run these next few games if you wanna get a little ThrAGNOF on.

Russell Westbrook Did we expect much less?  33/12/16 last night after 51/13/10 in that OT thriller win against the Suns.  The Thundah are 3-0, but with tough wins against Philly and Phoenix.  I hate to see Westbrook get possessed after losing a few games…

Victor Oladipo 20/1/4/1/0 on 7-20 shooting.  Feeling pretty good about not getting too crazy on this one.

Steven Adams Had an awful game against that menacing Tyson Chandler defense on Friday (9/10/0/1/0 with 6 TO), but rainbowed it up last night for 13/9/12/2/3.  Ok/good game against Philly, awful against Phoenix, great against Lakers…  Notice a trend with those matchups though?!  I know I’m kinda poking the bear, but I still kinda feel like this might be a sell high, although I know owners who drafted him where he likely went are hitting on the value they expected, so I don’t know if he’s really a sell high.  In a 12 team league of JB’s, he’d be a sell high.

Harrison Barnes Dropped 31 on the Rockets in a losing effort Friday, but towards the end of the 3rd was back down to only 6 in the rematch last night.  Grandpa JB was getting ready for bed at the time of this blurb.  As was Barnes in this game.  All this talent that just sorta waffles here and there, game to game…

Dirk Nowitzki Friggin’ old people.  Slim is about to convert me to his ageist ways.

D’Angelo Russell Slim and I had about the worst 30-pt challenge on Friday, with Dirk going DNP and Russell shooting 3-14 and only scoring 9.  Luckily D Barksdale bounced back for 20/5/5/2/0 with 4 treys to keep him a long distance from being dropped on your Wire.

Luol Deng After a horrific opener, had a nice Friday dubdub, then fell right back into the Sarlac pit for 0/2/3/1/1 yesterday.  That’s like a Bogut line!  Yuck.

Joe Johnson – Iso Joe, more like Dieso Joe!  He was always a streamer for me anyway, but at least I got a little value squeezed out of his old man value…  7/1/3/2/0 last night with no TO and a trey isn’t the end of the world.

Derrick Favors Was solid in his debut Friday night for 15/9/1/2/2 in 20 minutes against the Lakers, but only 5/11/0/1/0 yesterday against the superior LA team.  The Jazz as a whole put up only 75 in that one, so it’s not like he was the weakest link…

Anthony Davis Ridiculous.  Although at 13.0 FTA per game now, I’m not loving the pounding he’s taking.  45/17/3/2/2 against the Dubs, but then fell back down to Earth against the Spurs, as you would assume (18/5/0/0/3)…

Tim Frazier Monster against the Dubs as the Pelicans really gave them a strong showing Friday (21/6/10), but then 5/4/7 against the tough Spurs.  “San Antonio isn’t even a real city, Niles!”

Lance Stephenson After getting some buzz going 15/8/6 against the Warriors, fell back to his old ways and went only 1-4 FG 2/0/4/0/0 against the Spurs.  More of this please, Lance!  Puhhh-leaze!

Kevin Durant Not taking a backseat to anyone!  37/4/4/4/1 in a gritty win against the Suns yesterday, hitting 10-16 FG and 15-16 FT.

Stephen Curry 28/1/3 is pretty annoying, but another 5 treys shooting over 50% (9-17).  Only 1 TO too.  Hard to believe the Suns actually kept up with the Western All-Stars in this one!

T.J. Warren Um, whoa.  All the talk was on the PG rotations, how Devin Booker would fare in his encore season…  But this suddenly looks like TJ’s team!  26/6/1/1/1 with no TO yesterday, hitting 2 treys, and that was following up on a 30/9/1/3/0 line at OKC on Friday.  Obviously a must own in any format.  This was tough to see coming, as he was only cleared to return to the court in mid-September off foot surgery.  A guy with low D stats and not much of a perimeter game in college, this has really been an unexpected flourishing.  Hopefully you got him where you could!

Joel EMBIIIIIIIID – Only gets 16 minutes, but still amasses a 14/2/1/1/2 line against the Hawks on Saturday.  Just proves that even in under 20 minutes, Embiid can give you a long line of love!

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

Avery Bradley Torched the Hornets for 31/11/4/1/0 Saturday, knocking down an absurd 8 treys.  Hit 11-19 FG overall.  And you miss a FT this red hot?!  1-2 FT in that one.  All that and only 1 TO.  Man the Celtics look pretty dangerous.

Al Horford It’s not popping off the page, but his stats are still mad respectable.  12/5.3/4.7/0.3/2.3 through his first 3 games in green, hitting 0.7 treys and shooting 55.6% with only 1.3 TO.  Only the low boards are a tangent from what we’d expect from Big Al.  If anyone was drafting him looking for a Myles Turnerian-esque start, you might be able to buy low.

Marc Gasol 3-10 from the field when I went to bed last night, shooting 5-15 Saturday as well.  Taken 10 treys already this season, up until the 4th quarter last night.  Yeah, he might be pulling an Ibaka and dropping that FG% to 45ish% with how they’re using him on pop out jumpers.  At least he played on the first back-to-back of the season!

Joakim Noah Maybe they’re not the Poppycockers after all!  6/10/7/0/1 for the former Goromotaro, but did sink you with 2-6 FT and 4 TO.  You have to build around those drawbacks if you wanna deploy him every start in a 12er.

Courtney Lee Also had a nice bounce back from the awful opener, going 16/3/1/1/0 with no TO in 34 minutes in a revenge win against the Grizz, knocking down 2 treys.  ThrAGNOF!

Doug McDermott Speaking of ThrAGNOF, we can’t leave out McBuckets!  But just to be clear, the “Buckets” in “McBuckets” is Yiddish for “ThrAGNOF”.  23/4/3/1/1 against the Pacers in that blowout win, hitting 5-6 from deep.  If only you could predict blowouts!  Although the Pacers do play faster…  He could be worth a ThrAGNOF stream against the quicker-paced squads.

Non-Kawhi Spurs – President Snow effect!

President Snow Gregg Popvich

LaMarcus Aldridge gets a DNP rest, because, ya know, standing around and watching Kawhi dominate is exhausting!  At least in that DNP game last night, Pau Gasol showed a pulse, going 20/11/3/0/2 with no TO yesterday.

Hassan Whiteside Monster 27/15/1/1/4 yesterday, but did have a little bit of a cramping issue at the end.  Should’ve drank more cranberry juice.  This joke brought to you by Donald Trump after watching The Departed!

The Epic Nikola Jokic vs. Jusuf Nurkic Debate! – Round 2 goes to JB!  My biggest qualm with the Jamba Jus was the pure run, getting only 22:32 in a 2-point OT loss to the Blazers.  Eesh.  12/9/1/0/1 is still mad usable,  but Malone is the mad king here!  Then Jokic gets 34 minutes and goes ham for 23/17/2/4/1.  Hurray for JB!  The big annoyance is Kenneth Faried playing another 30 minutes, and goes rainbow with it!  7/9/2/2/2.  Speaking of rainbow, you know I love those throwbacks, the Nugs looked so sexy Saturday night!

C.J. McCollum CJFC!  23/10/3/3/3 for a 1.5 rainbow against the rainbow-glad Denverians!  10-25 from the field with 2 treys in 41 saucy, OT-laiden minutes.

Andrew Wiggins God I hate Andrew Wiggins.  29/1/0/0/1 in 37 minutes.  One mother flippin’ rebound.  Doug Collins shout out!  Haven’t used that one in a while…

Matt Barnes – After I ragged on his man bun, decided to pick it up!  12/5/9/1/1 in the W against the anemic-Wigginses, with 3 treys.  Of course the dimes are fluky, but treys and D stats I think can happen, but I indeed may have ranked him overzealously a round or two ahead of the streaming class.  That said, as [email protected] let us know in the 7 Ahead, Kings have 5 games this week.  Strong streamer if you have room!  And since I own him in the REL, I need him fired up.  YOUR MAN BUN MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE A DOUCHE, MATTY B!

 

I hope everyone out there in Razzball Nation had a strong first weekend of the regular season!  We’re pumped for our first full week here at the Razzball Basketball Office!

 

  1. HY says:
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    Hi JB,

    How do you like a trade to give out KD + Jokic and get Curry + Griffin for a FT punt team? KD is crazy in week one and shoot a hell lots of FTs, I do want to cash in his free throw ability for some assists.

    Thanks!

    • OSOUVi says:
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      @HY:
      What? Why would you even consider this? I wish you were in my league. At least go after someone that gives a ton of assists. Just look at the stats. And what’s up JB, I tried to get in one of you and slims league’s this year, but too late. Already have Bradley on all of my teams, been a pleasant surprise. I might be one of few people that likes getting the last pick. I hit all of my targets in my money league. PG, Hassan, Ariza, iT, Marc Gasol, ariza, kieff, frazier, Danny G, Lou will, Marvin, Rolo, and A aron the good one, I’m really high on A Gordo and streaming big Musc(k) y

      • JB Gilpin

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        @HY: @OSOUVi: Why the slamming of this trade offer? I actually think I like it. “Just look at the stats” – it’s been 3 games for most teams! Still a longgggg way to go, and I expect the Curry/Griffin side to give way more dimes. Also a FT punt team likely needs a little scoring. I think I would offer it.

        Hah yeah I was big on Gordon too! Pretty good start, it would make me much happier if he could correct his AST:TO a little

        • OSOUVi says:
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          @JB Gilpin:
          You’re right with the 3 games however Durant is on a personal mission and curry has fallen back just to make things work. Looking at our “3” game numbers, durant is averaging the same as curry in assists and is better in 7 of the other 8 cats. I see this trend continuing. Jokic and Griffin, other than points, it isn’t really a major swing. Imo the kd side is better and if ok targeting assists I think a better trade can be made for getting rid oh kd. I feel like I’m turning into slim on this disagreement lol

          • JB Gilpin

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            @OSOUVi: I just still think it’s too late to make seasonal calls when it comes to superstars. I still believe in Curry’s 3s matched with FG volume, AST and STL will come. I’ll still take the game-to-game reliability by Griffin a good bit ahead of Jokic, plus Blake has averaged over 5 dimes from 14-16, which helps the purpose of the deal. Haha all good, you can be Slim and argue with me on this one!

  2. rhirano says:
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    In need of guard stats, are you doing a drop of Buddy Hield for Sergio Rodriguez, JR Smith, Patty Mills, Will Barton, JJ Barea or Delly?

    • OSOUVi says:
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      @rhirano:
      Absolutely. Spanish chocolate, or Juan juan I’d check to see if Frazier is still there

    • Slim

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      @rhirano: I’d rank them 1a. Sergio, 1b DellaV, then Barton, JR, Barea, Mills, Buddy. So yeah, he can certainly go and I’d take Sergio or DellaV 1st.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @rhirano: @OSOUVi: @Slim: Yeah Sergio vs. Delly is a tough one, I’m leaning Sergio too. I like Slim’s order. Obviously if Frazier was around, he would be right at the top too, probably would get him over Sergio, even though it might be more temporary

  3. stumlu says:
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    Hello

    10 team 8cat roto:

    I need some help again! I just noticed TJ Warren is on the waivers… Is there anyone you woul drop to pick him up?

    Team:
    PG: Curry, Dragic, Deron Wiliams
    SG: Lavine, Winslow
    SF: PG13, Thad Young
    PF:Lamarcus, Randle, Jokic
    C: Robin Lopez, Nurkic, Gortat

    Tnx For the help!

    • Slim

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      @stumlu: Solid team, if I were to pick one it would be between RoLo or Randle, but yeah that looks like a good add for you.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @stumlu: @Slim: Yeah it’s tough to have him available… I’m gonna go Randle too actually, I don’t buy his FG%, especially with him taking a trey a game now

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    Are Ingram and Bismack worth holding in a 14m? Pretty thin fa pool. Even muscala is gone 🙁

    Also picked up tyreke and put him on my IR. You think he will make any sort of impact this year?

    • Hamtime says:
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      @Hamtime: also, I own elfrid but am thinking of offering him for Beal.

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @Hamtime: I’ll take Elfrid over Beal pretty much everytime.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Hamtime: @Slim: Yeah Elfrid 100000%

    • NYFantaC says:
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      @Hamtime: Bismack is looking pretty disappointing so far.

    • Slim

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      @Hamtime: Tyreke, unlikely. Ingram and Bismack are tough in 14ers, that really isn’t all that deep, but finding big men can be tough sometimes. It’s hard to tell if they are worth holding without knowing who you would drop them for but for now yeah sure it should get better for both, although Biyombo doesn’t have much of a ceiling.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Hamtime: @NYFantaC: @Slim: I’ll disagree with that, I still think there’s a shot at Reke contributing. Timetable looks to be late Nov/early Dec and they need SOMEONE to take some offensive onus off of Brow.

        Yeah I was pretty low on Ingram, likely holding Biyombo just for the big man stats if like Muscala is already gone. Who are some top avail FAs?

        • Slim

          Slim says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Tyreke will be back for just long enough to get injured again…

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          @JB Gilpin: Some of the highly owned/yahoo ranked FAs include:
          mcdermott
          Okafor
          Tjones
          j. harris
          rozier
          jaylen brown
          chriss
          jerami

          …. ingram and biyombo seem better than those guys, right?

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Slim: @hamtime: Hah well, not like I’m standing here saying Reke wil def be healthy the rest of the way, but he’ll make some sort of impact…

            I still really like Jerami Grant, would def take him over either. I’d prob take Okafor over either as well, even though I know it must be thrilling to add two Sixers… Ugh 🙁

  5. Clos says:
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    Hey what’s going on jb? Lillard and Aldridge or Lowry and blake griffin?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Clos: Lillard > Lowry and Griffin > Aldridge. Hmm… Lillard looks like a man on a mission and he’s in his prime, but Aldridge DNPs suck. Man tough call. I’ll take the Blake side just because I hate DNP-olds.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Clos: @Slim: Lowry > Lillard. Slim = REL bias. Only been two games for Lowry and one against CLE. Not changing my stance on him. Griffin >>>>>>Alridge. I def want Lowry side.

  6. Saints says:
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    Hay JB Great Work. Cause I’m owning Jokic I’m absolutely on your side 🙂 I hope your right 😀
    I have a question what do you think about Beasley. I thought with Middleton out he could be their scorer on (at least) the 2nd Team but it isn’t happening. What do you think about him ?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Saints: Thanks man, appreciate ya dropping by! Hah well, my argument was more just vs. Nurk and less about justifiying him at some crazy ADPs. Hopefully you didn’t have to reach too high!

      Yeah I did too on Beasley! Instead Vaughn is getting a ton of touches?! Ugh. Still maybe some upside to come, but he’s a streamer in all but the deepest leagues. Surprised he was dropped in the REL for example, I would imagine someone should own him there (20 tm)

      • Saints says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Aquired him via Trade for embiid and Ellenson iin my dynasty. (Asked you about your opinion maybe you can remember it 😀 )
        I’m glad that I’m holding Vaughn too but i really like a little bit more production. I’m in a deep league (16 teams) so he’s a hold for me anyway.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Saints: Oh yeah! Thanks for jogging my memory, totally remember that one now. Yeah you hit a pretty nice home run there in my opinion. Yeah in a deep league like yours, it’s nice having both and you hope in the next week or two one can step up and make a cut clear between the 2

  7. Slim

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    I watched most of the Denver game, I miss Gary Harris… Jokic was something like 6/5 with no other stats at halftime in 13 min and Nurk was like 10/8/1/0/1 in 15 halftime min, and it looked like it was going to turn into another Jokic dud. But Jokic FINALLY started playing well in the 2nd half and coach the left him in and the extra 5 minutes of overtime helped to inflate the stat line. This screams game-to-game change to me, but it isn’t just who is playing better that day, it’s who is playing better that second. It’s going to be tough for both of them to be great every night, Malone just refuses to stick to the big lineup for long stretches. It didn’t really matter which was playing though cause both were destroying Plumlee, but Portland doesn’t play a big PF, like the vast majority of the league so Malone didn’t press it. For a week I’m sure both lines will look solid and the minutes will be close, but game to game who knows what’s going to happen. I do wish I had Jokic somewhere, I liked him coming into the year (at about 50-60 overall), but I just couldn’t justify taking him over Gobert which is where he kept going, or in the 2nd round next to Goose like Yahoo had him ranked. And of course based off JBs rank rotoworld and yahoo would say, “bad JB” after Jokic has a good night since they would say JBs low rank meant he didn’t like Jokic!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Slim: Yeah I was bouncing around, watching football, then some Spurs, then World Series… Too many sports.

      Agree on Jokic re: perceived value. I can’t see any way he finishes top 30!

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        @JB Gilpin: with a Team named Turd Nuggets in 1 league, I watched the full game of this. Would agree with most of what Slim said especially the Gary Harris portion..lol. This team seriously needs him especially when I see Mudiay/Barton/Chandler/Galo/Jokic combo. No individual D, worse team D with that lineup. Disgusting.

        With regards to Jok/Nurk–I was also surprised to not see Nurk there in the final what –wait the whole 2nd half– (no I didn’t got to factcheck.org for that one). I know there were times that POR went with Aminu as the C but whatever limitations Nurk would present, he would be so advantageous down low against Aminu. So like what Slim said, either Malone is the mad scientist here or DEN is showcasing Faried or both. I like the latter but I also know that DEN is going to get smoked in transition or when good offensive teams try their best version of the “Death Lineup”.

        Thank goodness I drafted both Jok (48th pick) and Nurk (97th) in 1 league. So I can take the flip flopping in stats. Sadly, didn’ t get to do that in others.

        Sidenote: I picked Curry as #1 but I’m certainly having buyer’s remorse. Mostly due to the lack of stls. I had a team projected to smash the competition in that cat–THEN KMid, Smart, Gary Harris and Danny Green went down. Make matters worse, RHJ c/o Asshat and Curry just focusing on offensive rhythm. SMH.

        1st wk in my 4 leagues:
        2-7
        2-7
        4-5
        4-5

        • jay says:
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          @jay: lastly, wanted to add…wonder how D Arthur will affect the frontline rotation. i’m scared to find out

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @jay: @jay: Hah, yeah that line-up doesn’t inspire fear defensively haha.

            I like the Faried showcase portion. Imagine how excited we’ll all be once he’s gone. Let’s hope it happens.

            Yeah 48 and especially the 97 for the pair are some pretty good values!

            Eh, it’s been 3 games, minutes aren’t lower, one was against the low-TO Spurs… Been 2.0+ the past 2 seasons. I think it’ll be OK. Good thing is the first week still isn’t quite a full week. Not time to panic yet.

            And yeah, Arthur could make Malone bench both if he wanted to. Ugh, they can’t deal Faried fast enough!

    • Nick says:
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      @Slim:
      I was thinking about how Harris will affect the Jurkic combo as well. I’m hoping his individual defense means the bigs won’t get out of rotation so quickly when the backcourt gets beat off the dribble. MAYBE if that happens Malone will play both of them for longer stretches. I too am a bit worried about Arthur, and I also think Faried might be getting showcased for a trade (though it can’t possibly be working if that’s the case)

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Nick: Yeah that’s a good point, that with Harris, Malone might stick with Joke/Nurk for a solid defensive look. We can only hope!

  8. JakeTPE says:
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    Hey JB. Hope you had a nice weekend. So, get this: I was in a shop last night and the “Where are You Now” song was playing but it was like a slower version! I was *this* close to asking the clerk about it, but wasn’t really sure what I’d do with the info, if they even knew what I was asking about. Must be a remix.

    Anyway, Adams got me a DD yesterday and I’m thinking he might be a hold in my ten-team league, at least for the short term.

    So, the guys on the bubble now are Rubio (if he doesn’t get IR eligibility) and Redick. I’m thinking to give Rubio another week or so but what’s up with Redick? Single-digit points, not getting to the line, not contributing much anywhere else. Hard to say after two games, but do you see things changing going forward?

    Thanks JB. Have a good Monday!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JakeTPE: Thanks man, hope you did as well! Hahahaha, yeah the one I played was a remix I think too, so I dunno… So happy the Joe Ross song has taken off.

      Oh for sure, I would likely hold Adams unless a good offer came along. Mehhh, not huge on Reddick, he’s better for deeper leagues for the %s. He’s easily my first cut of the guys you mentioned. Have a good Monday as well man!

      • Peaniece says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Just curious, what made you put him 89th in your rankings then?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JakeTPE: @Peaniece: He’s in a shallow 10er. 89th is like last round flier in that format, and I did my ranks for 12ers, so he’s like your 3rd or 4th worst guy in those leagues, and a nice hold. Was just in context of this comment

  9. Joe says:
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    I did not get Warren :-/ But the guy who did bid $30 from his FA budget (out of $100) so yeah, I wasn’t gonna do that one week in. Still waiting for Knight to string together 1-2 decent games *in a row* to try to trade him, or drop him for Covington assuming the latter doesn’t drop another clunker (though that FG%…ew).

    Here’s the rub: would you deal Knight straight up for some Justise? Lowry and Knight for PG3? I think finding an outlet for Knight and for RoLo may be my best path forward…

    Team: Lowry, Conley, Collison, Knight, Beal, Batum, Parsons, Millsap, Porzingis, Gobert, RoLo

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe: Ugh, yeah I didn’t get him in a single league either… Too busy streaming to nab a “must hold” in time. Yeah both Knight and RobCo have those FG issues, I would still hold Knight though for a good while. I wouldn’t do either of those deals, it’s selling low on Lowry too, and he only had 2 games with one against CLE. I think you’re still staying strong man!

      • Joe says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Don’t you mean I should keep pounding?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Joe: What a win! Carbon copy of panthers wins last year. Dominate for 3 quarters, play prevent, have them get a little too close in a come back haha

  10. MJC says:
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    Hey guys, so I sold high on brow, traded brow & blake for Durant & horford in my 12 team keeper. I know I got older but in a 12er I don’t care about 7 years down the road only next 3 or so. My friends are are crushing me but i am happy to get rid of that walking injury mess. What do you guys think? Still can get vetoed tho.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @MJC: Yeah I’d take your side, there is no way Brow can survive what he’s doing. You got a little older but not a whole lot. In a keeper, it probably doesn’t look quite as good but no WAY that should be vetoed, esp in a dynasty with Brow’s injury history.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @MJC: @Slim: I like the Durant side as well, I think we kinda talked on this one. Yeah if that gets vetoed, there’s just… ugh no reason vetoes should exist. I hate the blind veto system. With a Kenny Asshat-esque rage

        • MJC says:
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          @JB Gilpin: ya thanks guys, these dudes are weird and don’t understand what veto’s are for. And in a league of mostly friends we should trust there’s no collusion. They mostly just like to cock block. I’ve said we should get rid of the veto. It’s soooo lame!
          Thanks for the vote of confidence, it’s only a 1 Center league too. So I felt I’m losing too much in big man stats since Durant can rebound and block as well. I needed more help in threes although I know thragnof.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Slim: @MJC: Yeah exactly. If it’s friends you def should be able to talk out issues, and not do blind veto. And if teams veto the #1 team getting stronger just bc theyre #1, then THAT is collusion! Ugh, vetoes haha…

  11. patrickindo says:
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    yooo.

    my IT/Brolo for his Whiteside/RHJ

    Do you think I’m giving too much? Is Whiteside injury concern a big one?

    conversely my Brolo/Tony Allen for Gobert/MKG

    This whole resting thing has me concerned

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @patrickindo: Yo! Ummm, yeah I’ll take Whiteside there in trade 1, only situation I wouldn’t is a deeper league where you can’t get PG depth. I like that 2nd trade a lot as well. I would do either, I am with ya

  12. Jay

    Jay says:
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    JBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB

    Drop Ginobili for Thabo Sefolosha?

    Thanks man!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jay: And why is my pic always broken? I feel like people are getting left out from enjoying my face.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Jay: JAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

        Ummmm, sure, although if it’s an RCL, that would just become my streaming spot. Not huge on either. Hahaha, ummmm, no idea. Grey question? Lemme look real q if I can fix

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jay: @JB Gilpin: Haha so your pic is that image of like the star trek dude holding something (can see in WP on back end), and your email is a way old one I dont think you use anymore. Guess you gotta change your gravtar??

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Oh, I gotcha, yeah, it’s scotch by the way. Haha. Old school, I think that was back when I first started hanging out on the site.

        • Slim

          Slim says:
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          @JB Gilpin: It’s because he doesn’t have a basketball.razzball login. Just baseball and football. Same thing happens when I post on baseball or football.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Jay: @Slim: Aha! I can either make you a login Jay, or you can make a JayWrong commenter profile 🙂

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @JB Gilpin: I’ll just make a profile, no reason to make my life on WP even more complicated, haha.

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Jay: Hahaha I hear ya there!

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Ah, perfect, I’ll just stream from that spot then, thanks man!

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Jay: Kings have 4 more games this week, Matt Barnes avail? Guys like that

  13. Clyde Prompto says:
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    As a Celts fan, I’m a big fan of Kenny Asshat’s coaching style. That Nets 1st rounder is looking prettay, prettay, prettay good.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: Hahaha, that’s one positive reason to embrace the Asshat philosophy!

  14. Joe says:
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    Btw, Cam’s complaining very loudly about not getting calls when he gets slammed sometimes. I’ve watched enough of his games to agree. That kid’s not going to play past 31 if he doesn’t start getting protection from his o-line AND the refs.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe: O Line played a little better yesterday. Sucks to lose Kahlil. He’s our foundation. Hopefully its not long term. That low hit at his ankles was weak AF. Then that def was roughing when the guy chased him down and tackled him at the shoulders 2-3 steps after passing. Tom Brady gets both of those, no question

  15. Don Majikowski says:
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    Pure value moving forward Question…

    Wes Matthews, Trevor Booker, or DeMarre Carroll??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Don Majikowski: Matthews, ugggghhhh Carroll I think still, then Booker. But the last 2 are tight

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah I wouldn’t bank on TBooker being useful in our postseason once the Nets are out of it. But he’s a pretty nice addition right now, oh and I think 27 minutes is as much as we can expect in the short term, but with that said I have him in 2 RCLs and not exactly in a hurry to move on.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Don Majikowski: @Slim: Also it is the friggin’ Nets. Slim will be in more of a hurry to move on when Booker gets 20 min one game and Scola gets 28 🙂

          • Slim

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            @JB Gilpin: Yeah be afraid of that Scola/Hamilton interior D. Nah, I don’t see Scola as a threat to minutes. He’s a 15 minute bench scorer at best.

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Slim: I’m not saying it’s gonna happen every game, but there’s no way I’m relying on any Asshats right now. Maybe Lin. He looks to be pretty cemented

  16. Chad says:
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    Best Stash for an IR spot in points league?
    Josh Richardson
    Jrue Holiday
    Ben Simmons
    Jarred Bayless
    Kelly Olynyk
    Danny Green

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chad: Def Jrue. J Rich will be back soon, but I think he’s a little better suited for categories

  17. jay says:
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    To @Slim and others (incl myself) that drafted Harris. Tweet from a DEN beat writer

    “On Gary Harris: There is a need to see him go through a full practice w/no setbacks. #Nuggets don’t practice until later this week in Minny”

    Oh well…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jay: Yeah it’s gonna be another week it looks like. Why I pegged him down an extra round or two with the injury…

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah but if you went against JB in an RCL like i did it doesn’t really matter. I had 4 guys get zero minutes and still pulled out the win. Score!

        • jay says:
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          @Slim: ><

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Slim: @jay: Sigh. You can’t say you had 4 guys have 0 minutes, when 2 are on your IL. Wasn’t even a full week. Let’s see what happens when we have a real matchup

  18. The Tristan Thompson Conundrum says:
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    I don’t know if you watched the Nets games, but they were competitive in all 3 of them. As odd as his coaching decisions were, I never expected them to be close games. They could have been 2-1 if they closed out against the Bucks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Tristan Thompson Conundrum: The only one I really watched was the Celtics, and that one def wasn’t competitive. Lost by 5, but a 36-25 4th quarter. Felt like a blowout the whole time. But yeah, point well taken, they could easily be 2-1!

  19. Jake says:
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    Does anyone have a good read on the Mavs rotation? Is JJ Barea going to see 25+ mins a night?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake: Devin Harris is still gonna play at some point, although is a bit out. Short-term? I actually kinda think so!

  20. Woo says:
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    RHJ, Roberson, or Harkless?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Woo: I’ll take Harkless. In a 12er though I don’t think he’s any more than a steamer.

      • Woo says:
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        @Slim: Thanks man!

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slim: @Woo: Agree, not a huge Harkless guy, but not big on any of the 3 beyond streaming

  21. Philzilla says:
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    Ugh. RHJ is killing me. Damn you RW/BBM for the overhype. Worth holding onto in 16 team? The only hope is that the Nets give him more minutes trying to develop or he gets loose. I may have under-estimated the effects of his long injury layoff.

    • Slim

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      @Philzilla: It was always an upside play, sometimes they work (Winslow) sometimes they dont (RHJ). Tough drop in a 16er though, the better option needs to be definitely better.

    • jay says:
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      @Philzilla: fell for the BBM overhype. I tend to stay away from the RW hype especially is it’s coming from MG. He gets way too excited way too fast.

      Going to give RHJ another few games or so or at least until Smart is ready to play. RHJ just isn’t going to fit well into a 3 pt shooting focused /set up offense. He needs to be in one that relies on transition baskets.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Philzilla: @Slim: @jay: Yeah when I did my initial ranks, I had him like 120ish thinking that might be a sneaky value. Little did I know! Yeah prob holding in a 16er…

        Asshat def isn’t helping matters haha

  22. Game of Zones says:
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    Dropping Chriss for J.Hamilton or Muscala ? in a 12 team standard 9 catg keepers league. I’m short on 3s and blk.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Game of Zones: Gimme Hamilton. Muscala does have a chance to be a keeper but you would have to keep like 15.

    • Game of Zones says:
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      @Game of Zones: Terence Jones is also available .

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @Game of Zones: TJones just isn’t getting enough minutes.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Game of Zones: @Slim: Yeah Hamilton fits those needs, he’d be my add too. Probably have both over Tjones at this point…

  23. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    JB & Slim,

    Would you look to move Brolo for Pau? Maybe try to work that “let’s swap slumping bigs” card?

    Thanks dudes!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: Nah, not enough. Maybe Lopez goes on a mini run and you can go for more. 36 years old and on the Spurs is fantasy doom.

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Slim: Thanks, Slim. Any thoughts on trying to pull a Thad for Pau trade? Thad hasn’t been too awful., but he also hasn’t been too special.

        I got Thad for a $3 in our auction just by throwing a bid out, not expecting to get him. He is my 4th big, so I could have totally done worse.

        I don’t “want” Pau, but his owner is definitely shopping him hard.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slim: @OldMilwaukeePounders: Agree, maybe all this resting means Brolo will stay healthy until the end! …like he has the past 2 years. Hah but I do have a lot more faith in Brolo still. Oh I would 100% move Thad for him though. Didn’t like him too much heading into this yr. $3 was a nice buy though. Then it would turn into a $3 Pau!

          • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Thanks, Slim & JB. I’m gonna try to see if that owner will bite on Thad’s solid start.

  24. Lasandro says:
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    Is AD worth trading Harden for in my 14 cat roto? With BLo hardly being played, my blocks are suffering. Owner also has Whiteside and Draymond and I was hoping to nab one of the two if I added BLo to the deal. But no one wants a piece of Asshat’s misfortunes these days..

    • Slim

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      @Lasandro: Yep someone actually taking Lopez is the tough part. I wouldn’t do Harden straight up for Brow but i’d probably do either of those 2-fer-2s since I want BroLo gone.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: @Slim: Wow, yeah that’s a big swap of first rounders, but yeah in Roto, Harden’s TO are so soul crushing. I would do either of the 2 for 2s as well, hoping for the Whiteside one obviously

    • Lasandro says:
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      @Slim @JB Gilpin: Pls rank following trade offers – Harden and BroLo for:

      – Kawhi and Millsap
      – KAT and Giannis
      – Lillard and Gobert/Draymond (THIS is the owner with Dray, apologies)
      – AD and Whiteside

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: I forget which side you are, I think you’re Harden. So I would rank them KAT #1, AD # 2, Kawhi #3 and Lillard #4. Might not do the Lillard one, I like 1-3

  25. jay says:
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    on Dipo- not liking the fact that he’s taking this much spot up shooting attempts vs dribble penetration/backdoor cutting and alley oops. the way it’s going (it’s early i know but i do have him in a couple of teams), going to be more streaky than not. gonna try to see if I can catch a couple of good games and see if i can trade him.

    Does Dipo for Kyrie sounds about right if i’m looking at a little more stability at the FG #s? Need to trade him for another G, (PG preferred).

      • jay says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB! I drafted him 25th so wasn’t too far off. It’s just that if he end ups shooting in the low 4s intead of mid 4s on that much volume, it’s going to be a loooong year for me as my bigs don’t get that much volume to offset even if I have Curry.

        Yeah Kyrie is one I’m eyeing and Dipos’ counting stats as the selling pt. Bledsoe would be nice but not sure how I can sell Dipo’s counting stats in exchange for another guy that does it better. Gonna have to use the Inj risk selling pt…haha

        Btw JB, sent an email to your Razzball email acct before asking if it’s the best way to reach you. Not rushing for a reply but just wanted to make sure I sent it to an active inbox.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @jay: Nice, yeah 25 isn’t bad. Hah yeah Bledsoe is what everyone wants Oladipo to be 🙂 Yeah try and sell that injury risk.

          I got ya man! Gonna reply shortly 🙂

  26. Michael says:
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    Hi JB/Slim.

    Would you move Klove for Wall or Kemba if tanking FG + TO + Blocks? If so, who do you trust more? Kemba has been playing well… Wall not so much

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Michael: Yo! Oh I absolutely would! Had both ranked higher going in and not enough has changed to alter that. I would still go Wall first, then Kemba if Wall is declined

  27. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    Drop Hibbert for muscala? 20 teamer. or is it worth waiting on him? Is muscala nailed on?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @SheriffMcRawDawg: Yeah I would go Muscala, I’m worried about Hibbert’s knee

  28. jay says:
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    Smart gonna play on Wed.

    Who do I drop? RHJ and his 3 games (CHI, DET, CHA)or TyJo and his 2 games (SAC, TOR). Daily-Today roster change rules.

    Gotta think RHJ and his 3 games at least equal to TyJo and his 2 games despite Mister Asshat. And JRIch could be coming back next wk.

    Or just stay put for tonight’s BKN vs CHI game and if miss out on Smart, Dunn as an alternative?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jay: I’m going to take secret option #3 and say neither. I really don’t trust Smart’s role yet, especially with Rozier playing pretty well. I like Dunn as an alternative. Rubio looks like he’ll miss at least 1 game…

  29. Zinger says:
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    Had a rough week, still managed to scrape out a 4-5 record though, good thing we switched to 9 wins instead of 1 win haha. My current bigs are Porzingis, Horford, Noah, Taj, Tyson. Didn’t help 3 of my bigs only got 2 games last week… I should be good on bigs here right? Thinking about dropping one of the latter 3 to open up a streaming spot… got 12 of 13 players playing on Wed… they are all pretty even I think, I like Noah’s ast the most but don’t trust the mins he plays, Tyson is great for fg% and reb and that’s about it, Taj is similar to Tyson, a bit more pts and less on reb. What are your thoughts? Matt Barnes was drafted, Warren was picked up using $33/100 FaaB (crazy). I’m leaning to picking up old-man Wilson Chandler, got games on the light days.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zinger: Hah yeah I bet the 4-5 losses in 1 win only were brutal! Ummmm, bigs are still a little light, what’s the league size again? Reb should work, scoring/efficiency/BLK are all a little low. I’m OK temporarily streaming W Chandler, who would you drop?

      • Zinger says:
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        @JB Gilpin: 12 team, my team is: harden, porzingis, dipo, horford, kemba, g hill, hood, demarre, winslow, ish, taj, noah, tyson. Was up in fg% until Sunday when harden, ish, hood decidedly to shoot like how they normally do…
        I think that’s my question, which of the 3 bigs would you be okay with losing for Chandler? I would only be able to start 1 of those 3 bigs anyways on Wed.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Zinger: Yeah Winslow def helps. And yeah, big volume FG from Harden will make him a risk. I think losing Taj would be fine

  30. jay says:
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    Sorry for all the posts today but totally pushed off afternoon work to later tonight (thank goodness for WFH rules). S. Adams nearing completion of deal worth $100MM for 4 yrs! $25MM/yr for his type/caliber of a player…wow! Need to start getting used to these figures.

    For other Nuggets fans or Jok/Nurk tandem

    http://www.denverpost.com/2016/10/31/jusuf-nurkic-nikola-jokic-denver-nuggets/

    • miles proudfoot says:
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      @jay: interesting article, thanks for sharing!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @jay: @miles proudfoot: Still maintain he’s a better real life asset than fantasy. his D presence is worth it. Cool article!

  31. Larry says:
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    Hey guys,

    How would you rank KCP, J Rich, and Gary Harris once they’re healthy? Thanks!

    • Larry says:
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      @Larry: and MKG as well, h2h 9-cat. thanks!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Larry: I’d go in that order you listed them, with MKG 4th. Any time!

  32. Jake says:
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    I was offered Dirk and Deron Williams for my Jae Crowder and Tim Frazier. Frazier will eventually be worthless once Jrue is back. But I don’t think I can give up Jae for two injury risky players.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jake: Yeah I’m passing there too. Even “only” a few more weeks of Frazier will make him really useful, then when Jrue is back, and easy cut. Good value in that

  33. Jake says:
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    Is it worth holding onto Josh Richardson in my IR spot considering the following?

    1. Gary Harris is still Out
    2. Ricky Rubio could be inline to miss a couple of weeks

    I’m wondering what you think J. Rich can do in 30 mins when he returns?

    • Jeremy says:
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      @Jake:

      Harris should be back Thurs, even if he doesn’t, he should definitely be back the game after that.

      So I’ll hold until Harris is back then you can put JR in IR instead. You will be probably playing 1 down for the next 4 days, but it’s probably worth to stash for mere 4 days in a long season.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Jake: @Jeremy: 1. Sure, i would rather hold J Rich anyway 2 Yeah likely holding Rubio.

        Ummm, maybe 10 Pts with 1/1/1 3/stl/blk? Maybe under the blocks, and I dunno if his FG% will be as good as last year…

  34. JC says:
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    Razzball is the best!

    Just based on their upside for later in the season. How would you rank these guys?

    Smart, Barea, J Richardson, Dunn, Sergio

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JC: Thanks man, we try! I’d prob go Sergio, J Rich, Dunn, Smart Barea

  35. Michael Appiah says:
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    In a 10 team, 10 cat Roto (FTM) league.

    Should I make an offer to trade my Kyrie Irving for Jimmy Butler? I need help with FTM, STL.
    Butler will help me with FTM, STL.

    PG: Curry, Jrue Holiday (IR), Jeremy Lin, Tim Frazier

    SG: Irving, Avery Bradley

    SF: Andrew Wiggins, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (FA pick up), TJ Warren (FA Pick up)

    PF: Dieng, Justin Hamilton (FA pick up)

    C: Brook Lopez. Enes Kanter, Joel Embiid, Andrew Bogut

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Michael Appiah: Yeah I’m good with that for team needs. I do however worry it hurts your AST. I’m good with the deal, but would then shop for another AST source, maybe by like selling Embiid high

      • Michael Appiah says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        So you think its better to stay put and not make the offer?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Michael Appiah: I’m good with making the offer, it fits. But would then immediately look to boost AST

  36. Jeremy says:
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    JB, how do you feel about Adams getting 100M ? LOL

    Zaza only makes 2.989M …..just throwing it out there….

    Obviously, i’m jk. I just think it’s funny oladipo got 84M and Adams got 100M

    Have a good one 😀

    • jay says:
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      @Jeremy: wanted to mention the Zaza vs Adams for fantasy but didn’t want to have to swipe down multiple times just to get to the end of the comments section. haha

      i’m more interested in comparing Adams’ vs Gobert’s extensions (and also waiting to see if Dieng gets an extension and at what amount). of course outside of fantasy, importance to the team (and alternative in the FA class) plays a big role here.

      • jay says:
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        @jay: and there it is 4/64MM for Dieng. Man, that’s Mozgov $$. I’d fire his agent if I was him.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Jeremy: @jay: Haha nice 🙂 Well, obviously $$ made means nothing in fantasy, like at Joe Johnson last year! Plus Zaza took a huge paycut to play there, which actually pissed GMs off, I remember reading bout this

          http://larrybrownsports.com/basketball/nba-executives-upset-golden-state-zaza-pachulia/311349

          I think it’s funny Dipo got lower pay too… Guess they like their chemistry so far.

          Report is 4 yr $64 for Gorgui. Highway robbery. That’s Mahinmi/Mozgov money. Smh. I like Gobert and Adams’ deals though, they bring more real-NBA impact than even fantasy

          • jay says:
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            @JB Gilpin: interesting on that Zaza signing. Twolves got a nice discount on Dieng for sure.

            • JB Gilpin

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              @jay: 100000%. Robbery. Might need to change my Monta getting a cheap joke to Dieng

              • Jeremy says:
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                @JB Gilpin:

                I agree, Dieng needs to fire his agent asap rocky. That’s definitely a awesome move by the wolves

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                  @Jeremy: Who knows, maybe they feel they really have the right core together and they’re close to turning that corner…

  37. Nishinga says:
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    I took Lopez at 27th, I’m fucked big time.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Nishinga: Hah most people did! I took him that high in a league! Uggghhhhh

      • marimon says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Are you rushing to unload Brolo? I have both him and pau…[email protected]#$%*
        I am quite worried about my team having these 2

        • JB Gilpin

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          @marimon: Oh no! Yeah if you can get like 70 cents on the dollar, I would move Brolo. Maybe about 75-80 cents on dollar for Pau

  38. jay says:
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    Didn’t watch the game but if I have any BKN player not named Jeremy Lin & maybe Bogdanovic OR I’m a BKN Nets fan, Kenny Asshat is going to contribute to any risk to hypertension. Haha.

    Trevor Booker 2 attempts from beyond the arc, Bennett 5 attempts? Maybe it was garbage time but ugh.

    • jay says:
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      @jay: With that said, if I were to offer Kanter for Brook Lopez (I’m alright with rebs and would like a little help on BLKs), how bad (gulp) an idea would it be? I also have Jok/Nurk but I’d rather trade them both as a package so I don’t have to deal with which one is going to have a big game.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @jay: Hah yeah I said about as much this morning. Just a travesty. Last night, every player but RHJ took at least 1 trey. Crazy what they’re doing. Hah I’d be good with that! Very happy to get Brolo on that kind of discount, even if he doesn’t get much better, at least you have upside. Maybe a trade at the deadline to a contender too…?

  39. NameNotFound says:
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    Hey JB/Slim! Didn’t take the deal for Walker, the owner wanted Millsap instead of Favors. Can you recommend any SG I can target with Mathhews+Nurkic? How about Klay? Or any other guard I can get with Dragic+Nurkic? Thanks!

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      @NameNotFound: Hey man! I dunno if I would even do the Klay one! I’d shoot higher for J Butler in either offer, Dragic one I would obviously want a big haul. Maybe Bledsoe? Even that feels like it might be light

  40. Justin says:
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    In a 10 person, 9 cat h2h. How would u rank these 3. Winslow, bazemore, Tj warren

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Justin: Mannnn, so different. Winslow or Warren 1/2 based on needs. Scoring/low TO vs. D stats. Bazemore is 3rd now

  41. Dante Green says:
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    Liking Nurkic’s 38 mins. Hah Right now my FAAB budget is down to $71. I would love for it to stay in that range until next year. Hah But apparently, Saric has been sucking so hard that if he does not friggin come up with a good game against the Magic I will drop his ass and move on. I’m looking at spending a dollar or two on these players (for Saric): Tyler J, Patty M, Crabbe, Mbarnes, Roberson, Jrich. Just looking for a better replacement for Saric without spending toomuch. Let’s see who I’ll get. Hah

    If I’m able to nab a decent player from those bunch, I would then try and deal Clarkson. I could send him for either AG or Dieng straight up; or package him together with Kief for Jokic or Vooch. Mann I’m really not liking how the Lakers are playing so far. Everyone wants to fucking shoot it’s crazy.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dante Green: Crazy he played that much. I kinda like Barnes for short term, but long term play I like J Rich. If Clarkson somehow got you Dieng, you would be so lucky!

      • Dante Green says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Yea, I like J Rich the most given that I’m only willing to spend a dollar or two on someone. Hah

        Clarkson has been meh, not a single trey for like 3 games now (Kardashian curse), I’m really not ‘panicking’ cause it’s only the second week but whether or not he finds his groove sooner or later, I’d really love to move him for a center but right now with the stats he has I don’t think I’d be able to.

        Really Lovin my Schrod/Delly/Rodriguez trio. Hah Matthew and Sergio have been playing fairly decent as of late

        I’ll let you know if I manage to strike a deal with anyone. Hah

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Dante Green: Yeah Clarkson is kinda annoying, thought he might fit 2nd unit leader a little better. Walton really spreading the mins. Schroder is a beast! And glad I old everyone to get Sergio ASAP. Well, right after I added him everywhere 🙂

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