I’ve often wondered what driving while being color blind would be like. Yeah, I have too much free time on my hand obviously. Anyways, a STOP sign would just be a sign. The lights at a traffic signal would just change by sequence instead of the red, yellow, and green. It’s a good thing that most lights are standard, in that red is either at the top or on the left in horizontal signals. What if I ventured to a place that had the red on bottom or right? I’d be f’d. Anyways, there are many of players in the NBA who are definitely color blind when it comes to shot selection. Or maybe they just see green. Hmmm, now that I think about it, dolla bills are green and teams pay dolla bills for shots made, so players shoot shots to get the green. Now, not all players can get away with this because one has to actually make the shots to get the green. If a player has the red light, but shoots for the green anyways…and misses….then he will no longer be in the league. Beep. Boop. Bop. You know what helps you get the green? The Stocktonator. One player who does not have this issue is Buddy Hield of the Sacramento Kings. He averaged 16.6 shots per game last season and converted at a 45% clip. As a result, the Kings gave him a four-year extension worth $106 million. That is a lot of green. So far in 2019, he’s averaging 16.4 shots, but since De’Aaron Fox went down due to injury, he’s averaging 20 shots per game! Last night….

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
35 6 2 1 4 3 7/12 14/24 0

A season high in both points and shot attempts for Buddy. He’s been a top 25 player since Fox went down and the usage has ticked up close to 30. It was a tick under 28. Now, Buddy won’t provide many dimes or blocks and the uptick in steals is likely an outlier, but he will provide a ton of points, tres, and some boards.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

 

Daniel Theis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 10 1 0 0 1 0 5/6 4/4

Got the start and played 22 minutes. Enes Kanter played 19 minutes while Robert Williams played 7 minutes. It’s a three-headed monster which makes it difficult to trust any for fantasy.

Jaylen Brown

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 8 0 2 0 4 4/7 7/16 0

Led the Celtics in both points and minutes played. What can Brown do for you? Provide top 40 production, that’s what. The improvements in shooting efficiency have really boosted his overall value from prior years. The only category he doesn’t contribute is in blocks. While Gordon Hayward is out, Brown should continue receiving as much run as he can handle.

Nemanja Bjelica

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 14 4 0 1 0 1/4 5/10 1/2

Continues to start and played 31 minutes. The Nemanja has been pungent as of late and providing a good high for his owners. Points, tres, and boards are the primary contributions with a side of steals and dimes. When Marvin Bagley returns, though….POOF….he will turn into a roach.

Richaun Holmes

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
9 11 0 0 2 2 0 2/7 5/6

Played 27 minutes. Orale, Holmes! Doing exactly what you scooped him up for: get boards and block shots.

Bogdan Bogdanovic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 3 10 2 0 0 2/7 5/14 0

Played 31 minutes and has been a top 10 player the past five games. The usage isn’t insane (24.9), but he’s providing everything but blocks. The shooting efficiency has spiked up as well, which isn’t saying much when it went from sub-39% to 43%, but 4% is 4%. Regardless, he’s dishing out a ton of dimes with De’Aaron Fox out and is stealing over 2 per game and draining 3 tres!!! BogBog is my dog and should continue to eat even when Fox returns.

Bradley Beal

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
34 6 8 1 0 3 5/10 12/26 5/6

Played 40 minutes!!! Over the past six games, Beal is averaging 38.1 minutes per game. Hey, Wizards. You’re overcooking the Beal!!!

Davis Bertans

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 8 1 2 0 1 5/11 5/11 0

Played 33 minutes off the bench. He’s getting the run, but is a tres and boards specialist only.

Al-Farouq Aminu

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
6 6 2 0 0 2 0/3 2/8 2/2

Got his second consecutive start because Jonathan Isaac missed another game. Last game, Aminu went 13/13 with 2 steals. Welcome to the AFA. It’s an Aminu experience.

Aaron Gordon

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 9 2 0 0 0 1/5 5/16 2/2

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So inconsistent. I’m beginning to doubt that he ever reaches Commissioner status. The shooting efficiency is poor and he doesn’t contribute defensive stats.

Nikola Vucevic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 17 6 0 1 3 3/4 11/14 5/5

Vucevic has overtaken Jokic on the Nikola pantheon. It’s a two-horse race with Tesla….for now. A member of the 1/1/1 club last season, Vucevic is light in the steals department so far.

Markelle Fultz

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 3 2 1 0 4 2/3 8/10 1/1

Continues to start and played 26 minutes, even with D. J. Augustin and Michael Carter-Williams getting banged up. With that said, it was his best shooting game of the season from an efficiency perspective. For fantasy, he provides some points, steals, and some dimes, but not much else.

Evan Fournier

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 1 9 1 0 1 5/8 7/13 6/8

Fournier is on a heater right now, shooting over 50% from the field. He’s more like a 44-45% shooter so don’t expect this heater to last forever. The dimes have increased as well to 5 per game, but he’s a 3-3.5 guy.

Paul Millsap

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 3 1 5 0 0 2/3 8/11 5/6

In 20 minutes!! The Nuggets defeated the Grizzlies easily, so only one starter played over 30 minutes. Millsap has been fantastic so far this season, providing a little something something across the board. The recent hot shooting won’t last, but he will still provide good overall value.

Jamal Murray

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
39 4 8 3 1 0 7/12 14/24 4/4

I told him to recalibrate the sights on the bow a few days ago. He listened to me!!! Murray can be frustating to own because he’s inconsistent, but the points ceiling is so high. With that said, he does provide points, tres, boards, dimes, and steals on the regular.

Juan Hernangomez

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 3 2 0 1 2 4/5 5/6 1/3

Played 29 minutes. That’s how much of a blowout it was. Hernangomez had played a total of 38 minutes prior to last night.

Jonas Valanciunas

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 10 0 0 0 3 2/3 6/10 2/2

Ho hum. Just another dub-dub for JV. In only 22 minutes of action.

Brandon Clarke

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 5 1 0 0 1 2/2 8/8 1/2

In 24 minutes. Clarke is already so good, but he’s blocked on the depth chart.

Tobias Harris

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 5 4 2 2 1 1/2 12/14 2/2

The cure for all shooting woes: the Cleveland Cavaliers. Harris isn’t exciting and won’t win a week for you, but he contributes a little something something in every cat. Top 40 player for fantasy on the year.

Joel Embiid

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 4 2 1 1 2 0/2 6/13 2/2

Only played 23 minutes because the Cavs suck.

Tristan Thompson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 9 3 1 3 3 0/1 5/11 2/2

You didn’t think he’d be a top 50 player all year, right? Thompson has never finished lower than the #127 player. With that said, he is a good source of board and defensive stats.

Trae Young

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
31 3 7 2 0 8 2/8 11/22 7/8

The usage rate is 34.5 and Trae is averaging 26.6 points, 3.3 tres, 4.1 boards, 8.8 dimes, and 1.5 steals! The lack of blocks and high turnovers keep his overall value down. Top 30 player on the season right now.

Jabari Parker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 8 1 4 1 1 0/3 5/16 1/2

Jabari is providing defensive stats and Andrew Wiggins is a top 25 player for fantasy. Are we living in a parallel universe? Until John Collins returns, Jabari is going to ball out and provide points, tres, and boards. I wouldn’t expect the defensive stats, but he’s getting them.

Anthony Davis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 1 5 0 5 4 0/2 5/14 4/5

That’s back-to-back subpar games for AD. Have we gone back to BC? He looks fine when I watch him play but the shoulder has to be bothering him, right? With that said, this is how good AD is for fantasy. He was the #21 player in the two “stinkers”.

Kyle Kuzma

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 5 1 0 1 1 3/6 6/14 2/2

Kuzma is basically big man Jordan Clarkson. He scores but does little else.

LeBron James

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
33 7 12 1 1 0 6/10 13/21 1/1

Top 15 player for fantasy on the season. He’s literally doing everything. The two chinks in his armor are the free throw shooting and turnovers. He’s improved in both from last season. If he can continue to improve in those areas, LeBron is a top 10 player.

Danny Green

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 7 2 2 2 1 3/6 4/7 0

Played 24 minutes and did…..

What??!!! I didn’t know he could do that! For fantasy, he’s tough to rely on because he’s inconsistent and has a low usage rate, but he is a cheap 3-and-D player.

  1. Maximus98 says:
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    No blurbs for warriors ;D

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Blurbs are not just given. Blurbs must be earned.

      With that said, I’m a dummy and forgot to write up that game.

  2. JakeTPE says:
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    Hey Son,

    Loving the work, sir!

    Turner is back so I need to activate him in a shallow bench ten teamer at the end of the week.

    Who goes out of Baynes, Jabari Parker, Favors?

    Favors has the bad back but he did go off for 20-20 last week. Jabari and Baynes have more solid floors for now (until Collins and Ayton return). All were FA grabs through the first few weeks.

    We play with double doubles as a cat if that is a tiebreaker for you.

    Thanks!!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      There’s no one else you can drop?

      If not, hold off until Turner plays a game or two. Then let’s revisit the situation

  3. Shifty says:
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    Any worry at all to Jokic’s slow start or how he played under 30 minutes?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Not worried at all

  4. Jep says:
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    Morning Son. Hope you had a good weekend.

    Battle for first and I won 8-1! Rated PG13! It was a battle of who had the healthiest bodies. I was missing Capela, Isaac, and Lowry and he was missing BI, Lonzo, and was able to absorb his Jrue, Drummond, and Siakam.

    Thoughts on selling high on PG13? Him plus 1 like Dinwiddie or PJwash for Harden? Pipe dream or reasonable? Or stay put since this got team got me to 1st with a 27-9 record?

    G: Trae, Lowry, Rozier, Dinwiddie
    F: PG13, Isaac, PJWash, Jaylen, Paschall
    C: KAT, Bryant, Capela

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Nice! Good to hear! For La Razzfamilia!

      Probably a pipe dream for Harden. I’d do it if you could, though.

  5. Joel

    Joel says:
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    Hey Son. What do you think about me giving up Butler and Capella for Myles Turner and Donovan Mitchell? I’m punting assists sa you recall.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      It’s fine. Probably losing a little value, but it’s fair. Downtick in boards but increase FT%

  6. Andy says:
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    Would you do this trade in a 10 team points league where assists count as 2 points?
    Im being offered kemba, Isaiah Thomas, porzingis for derozan, Vanvleet, and Bryant

    My team: Vanvleet, derozan, Mitchell, Oubre, curry, porter jr. Melo
    Burks, valunciunas, favors, adebayo, Parker, Drummond, Carter jr., Bryant

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I prefer the one with PJ instead of IT from a few days ago

  7. happo says:
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    Short term, which two would you want in a points league?

    Kleber
    Wright
    Jerami Grant
    NAW

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Kleber

      • happo says:
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        Need one more. Or are the other three not worth a roster spot?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          My bad. Which White is that?

          • Son

            Son says:
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            Sorry. White…Wright….Light….Right….It’s all the same.

            If it’d Delon, then him

            • EBalls says:
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              Awesome thanks

  8. IntendedSteb says:
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    Lost last week 4-5 because Anthony Davis couldn’t grab 3 rebounds. What a bum. Drop him, or give him one more chance?

  9. Jeff Aces says:
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    Hello Son,

    What would tyou want in return for Hayward in a 12 team H2H Keeper League – 10 CAT? keep 3 lose next best player for 3 rds. I have some injuries but my team is #1 right now

    Picks are an option also

    The team who wants Hayward and my team below

    Team looking for Hayward:

    PG: Fultz/Brunson/Irving
    SG:Booker/Bogdanovic/Fournier/Batum
    SF:Leonard/Ingram/Richardson/Tatum/
    PF:Carter Jr/PJ Washington/Portis/Isaac/Melli
    C:Robinson/McGee/J Allen/Cousins

    My team:

    PG: Fox/Shai/Rozier/Aaron Holiday
    SG: Harden/Lamb/hardaway/danuel house
    SF: Antetokounmpo/Hayward/Oubre/crowder/Winder
    PF: JJJ/Isaac/Nance/ Fernando/Gafford/kleeber
    C: Jokic/Sabonis/Poeltl/Goga

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Damn, your squad is stacked! You better be in first with Harden, G, and Jokic

      Who has Jonathan Isaac? I see Isaac for both teams.

      What is this team’s record? And why does he/she want Hayward? Celtics fan?

      • Jeff Aces says:
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        Sorry I have Isaac he has Ball – we traded those two.to each other.

        He isn’t a Boston fan just wants him I guess

        He is in 2nd place

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Got it. Hmmm, he wants a PG too, so it would essentially be a Hayward and I assume Rozier package? I’d want Booker + but I doubt he does that. Past that, I’d want BogBog for sure but then no one really jumps out at me. I like some of the young pieces like PJ, but it’s not like you’re keeping those guys anyways. If he trades those SGs away, then that leaves him thin there. I don’t know. I’m still trying to figure out why he wants Hayward so bad.

          • Son

            Son says:
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            I guess he’s really worried about Kawhi. I’d inquire about him

  10. Jeff Aces says:
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    What would you want in return for Hayward? 12 team h2h 10CAT Keeper league. Keep 3 then lose best available for 3 rds. Picks can be traded too. I am in 1st but have some injuries

    The team who wants hayward and my team below:

    Team looking for a PG/assist:

    PG: Fultz/Brunson/Irving
    SG:Booker/Bogdanovic/Fournier/Batum
    SF:Leonard/Ingram/Richardson/Tatum/
    PF:Carter Jr/PJ Washington/Portis/Isaac/Melli
    C:Robinson/McGee/J Allen/Cousins

    My team:

    PG: Fox/Shai/Rozier/Aaron Holiday
    SG: Harden/Lamb/hardaway
    SF: Antetokounmpo/Hayward/Winde/Oubre/crowder
    PF: JJJ/Isaac/Kleeber/Nance/ Fernando/Gafford
    C: Jokic/Sabonis/Poeltl/Goga

    • Son

      Son says:
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      From the earlier post, I figured that the team would want a PG. Why do they want Hayward?

  11. Pattymillsismyhomeboy says:
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    Hey Son,

    Great work as usual.
    In a fairly competitive 10 team 9cat H2H. A couple of guys have recently hit waivers in the scramble to get over the line last week. I’ve got Rondo and House Jr at the end of my bench and Marv Bagley in my IR. I’m curious about what Rondo looks like in this Laker unit but happy to get rid of him as I’m not hurting for assists. Would you drop either for any of Baynes, Otto, Fournier, LeVert, Smart, Paschall or IT?

    I’m sitting 4-0 so who do you see as best chance of holding down a roster spot going forward?

    Thanks man!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Thanks, thehomeboyofPattyMills!

      I think Baynes is a must own right. When Ayton returns, I’d see how it shakes out then reassess from there

  12. Mr. Blast says:
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    Ayyyyo!

    Bertans was dropped… Nothing major.

    Are we dropping Herro to pick him up ?

    Or Sato for Derrick White ? (In case Derozan gets traded)

    Squad is looking like this – H2H – 12 Teams

    Jrue/Conley/Lowry/Rozier/Satoransky
    Oubre/Levert/Herro/Tucker/Jabari
    Jokic/Vucevic/Bryant/Baynes/Holmes

    Also, Looney is chilling out there. Thoughts on when to nab him ? If so, for who ?

    Needs, If anything, would be – PTs, FG%, BLKs, REBs

    Thanks Son!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Ayyyyo!

      I think I’d rather have Bertans than Herro

      Hmmm, I don’t hate the thinking on White. With that said, it’s not guaranteed that White would slide into the lineup if that happened.

      I’d hold off on “he’s tiny, he’s toony, he’s…” Looney

  13. Jeff Dobbs says:
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    who do you recommend for filling my “white man” roster spot? I play in a very unusual league (also have a 7 foot player roster spot, a left handed spot, etc)

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Who’s available? Does the “white man” spot have to be purebred? If not, what is the percentage cutoff?

      7-foot roster spot. Is that with our without socks and shoes?

      Left handed spot. Positional scarcity!!!

  14. Coach Scal says:
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    Heeey Son!

    8Team9CatH2H

    My squad

    Kemba/Bledsoe/Rozier/Conley/BogBog
    Tatum/Wiggins/Oubre
    KAT/Gobert/Whiteside/LMA/JJJ
    IL Fox & Bagley

    Would you trade away Gobert and Wiggins for Jokic and Jaylen Brown? I need AST am sort of fine in BLK, so I figured yes. Opinion?

    Appreciate your work!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      That works

  15. Trader says:
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    Lamb and Sato for his LaVine?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’m cool with that

  16. Trader says:
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    No takers on deals with Sato right now. With this team below, would you cut him for Ingles figuring he will figure it out versus the four point guards duking it out in Chicago. Sorry I know you love him but gotta ask.

    12 teams, h2h, 9 cats

    Harden, Jrue, VanVleet, Augustine, Sato
    Covington, Oubre, Nance, Love, Melo, House
    Bryant, Vucevic, Myles
    IR: Lamb

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Probably have to go with Ingles over Sato. I’m keeping Sato, but that’s because I’m a masochist

      • Trader says:
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        Always good to know yourself!

        Take care

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Lol. You too, my man

  17. Tyl says:
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    Hey Son,
    I’m trying to open up a roster spot in my 8team 9cat league

    End of guys on my roster are draymond, favors, jrich, JJJ

    I assume dray and fav are my worst players?

    What are your thoughts on doing a 2for1?

    A. dray + favors for thomas bryant
    B. dray + favorrs for mitch robinson
    C. dray + favors for BroLo

    My rest of team:
    G- Lillard Lowry Beal Trae Bledsoe JRich
    F- Covington Anunoby Draymond JJJ Horford
    C- Jokic Vucevic Myles Favors

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Sure. I’m good with all

  18. Kris says:
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    Hi, Son. AYOOOOO! What’s good?!
    I’ve managed to did some trades.

    Btw, here’s the league settings:
    1.) 20 teams
    2.) 13 players
    3.) 1 IR spot
    4.) 9 cats
    5.) H2H

    Here’s the new look of my team:
    Trae Young
    Josh Okogie
    Kemba Walker
    Nassir Little
    Jusitse Winslow
    Jabari Parker
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
    Nikola Vucevic
    Thomas Bryant
    Dwayne Bacon (Is he a DROP now?)
    Donte DiVincenzo
    Nicolas Batum
    Marcus Smart
    IL – Elfrid Payton

    How’s it looking til the playoffs, Son? I know, I got lots of drop-able players. :))

    • Son

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      Sup, Kris!!!

      Best cat is dimes. Weakest is blocks. Not bad for a 20-team league. I’d imagine the wire doesn’t have much.

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