After an animal or person dies, the joints of the body stiffen. Did you know that death is the number one killer in this country? If you know what movie that’s from, then we are kindred spirits. Anyways, this stiffened state of the body is called rigor mortis, and lasts around three days. Last night, the Chicago Bulls were dealt a fatality by the New York Knicks, 105-98. A big reason why was due to the play of Bobby Portis, who put up a line of:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 11 2 0 2 0 4/4 10/14 4/5

Portis did this in 30 minutes off the bench and is responsible for the Bulls experiencing Rigor Portis. Good thing the effects last only three days because they play the Cavs in two days (a game they should win while deceased) and then the following game isn’t until Friday. Now, we often hear about the revenge narrative in sports. It’s mainly cockamamie, but if there’s one sport where it could be feasible, it’s basketball. Portis was drafted by the Bulls with the 22nd overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft. After four years with the team, he was traded to the Washington Wizards, then signed with the Knicks over the summer. So…..REVENGE! Ha! I kid, I kid. From a fantasy perspective, Portis can provide points, boards, and tres, but the minutes and production will be inconsistent.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

 

Anthony Tolliver

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

Got the start for the injured Zach Collins and played 29 minutes. Tolliver is a solid vet who can provide boards and tres, but don’t expect much else. Only for the deepest of leagues.

Mario Hezonja

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 6 1 1 1 0 2/5 2/7 2/2

Played 19 minutes off the bench. Not so super for Mario, as he needs to find more magic mushrooms.

Skal Labissiere

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 6 0 0 1 1 0 4/5 2/4

Played 13 minutes off the bench. Looks like Skal is third in the pecking order for the Collins replacement role.

Damian Lillard

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 9 7 0 2 1 3/10 9/28 7/8

Not the greatest shooting night, but the low turnovers and contributions in everything but steals was magnifique. With that said, it’s been a while since Dame Dolla has made an appearance in the recaps. Only in wins, Dame…..or performances of extraordinary magnitude.

Dejounte Murray

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
7 7 8 1 1 4 0/1 3/8 1/2

Only played 22 minutes, as the Spurs still have him on a minutes limit. Imagine if they set him free? Holy smokes! Everyone would be sliding into the DMs. The only thing he doesn’t do is stroke too many tres. Outside of that, the stocks are nice and he’s one of the better rebounding guards, which give him a relatively high floor.

DeMar DeRozan

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 7 0 2 0 5 0 10/16 7/9

DeMar do what DeMar do, which is score and not shoot any tres. He led the Spurs in points and shot attempts. DeMar DeLivers.

Derrick White

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 5 3 0 0 0 0 8/11 5/6

Played 26 minutes off the bench. It’s been a frustrating start for White owners, as he played 22 and 20 minutes the first two games of the year. With Murray on a minutes limit and most likely sitting on back-to-backs, White could carve out a role for himself. There’s been chatter that he could play alongside Murray more. Something to monitor.

Nerlens Noel

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

Played 21 minutes off the bench, as Steven Adams experienced some knee soreness. If he got run, Noel would provide boards, blocks, and excellent field goal percentage.

Dennis Schroder

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 5 7 1 0 3 4/8 8/13 2/3

Played 34 minutes off the bench. Prior to last night, the Menace had played 31, 25, and 25 minutes. He’s now scored 22 points in back-to-back games on 61% and 69% shooting. If you are mental masturbating at the prospects, just keep in mind that he shot 28% and 12% the other two games. That’s why he’s the Menace.

PJ Tucker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 9 1 1 1 0 5/7 6/9 0

I just wanna Tucker PJ on the lips, as he’s the #15 player on the season so far! Now, he always plays a shit ton of minutes and Harden and Westbrook take so much attention, so he’s going to get plenty of clean looks. He’s not going to shoot 60%+ every night, though. Be happy with any points scored, but just expect some tres and stocks.

James Harden

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
40 3 7 1 1 4 3/14 8/21 21/22

40-burger alert! 22 freaking free throw attempts! Madness. For you enquiring minds, Dwight Howard holds the record for most free throw attempts in a game, as he shot 39 in two separate games. Anyways, James always gets me so Harden excited….and he hasn’t even been shooting well. Explosions of epic proportions are coming. You know who’s feeling the same thing? The Stocktonator, as it had Harden as the #1 player last night.

Draymond Green

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 17 10 2 0 4 0/1 7/12 2/3

Dray should mess around plenty this season, as the Warriors turned Pacifists showed fight last night and notched their first win of the season.

Steph Curry

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 3 11 3 0 1 4/10 9/17 4/4

The Curry was spicy hot in New Orleans last night. Now, the Pelicans were without Jrue Holiday and the game environment was more than ideal, as the Pelicans play at a hyper-fast pace, but it was nice to see Steph get going again. I still have some concerns going forward but, unfortunately, the buy low window has closed….at least for now.

D’Angelo Russell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 7 8 0 0 3 3/11 9/21 3/6

Led the Warriors in shot attempts. Russell and the Warriors are still figuring each other out. I’ve mentioned in the past that DLo is primarily a pick-and-roll player, while the Warriors offense is more predicated on motion and cutting. Kerr is a great coach, so he will figure it out, but it’s going to take time.

An interesting stat I saw last night was that Curry has a -26.4 net rating with Russell on the floor and a +25.5 net rating without him. Shoutout to Mike Gallagher of Rotoworld for that.

Damion Lee

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 11 2 0 0 2 4/6 8/14 3/3

Played 28 minutes due to an injury for Jacob Evans. Prior to last night, Lee had played 17 and 4 minutes. With all the injuries on the Warriors, Lee could find playing time in the short term. Once everyone gets healthy, he’s a two-way player so could get sent down.

Brandon Ingram

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 10 6 2 0 2 4/9 10/23 3/5

Jrue Holiday was out again, so it was the Ingram show. So far on the season, Ingram is garnering a 29 usage rate! He’s providing across the board production and even draining tres! He’s currently a top 10 player for fantasy, but he won’t end there, as he will cede usage when Holiday and Zion return. With that said, if he maintains the improvement in tres and blocks, he should finish within the top 100 for the first time in his career.

JJ Redick

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
5 1 3 0 2 2 1/9 1/10 2/3

Continues to start but only played 25 minutes, which is his average over four games. Sure, he is providing some tres, but he’s not getting the minutes to justify holding.

Derrick Favors was DNP due to knee soreness. Jahlil Okafor got the start but only played 12 minutes. It was Jaxson Hayes who soaked up most the minutes (24) and produced a line of:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 3 1 1 1 0 0/1 9/11 1/3

Kenrich Williams

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 6 2 3 1 0 3/6 6/10 1/4

Played 26 minutes. Williams balled out at times last season when given the opportunity. He’s buried on the depth chart this season, but is someone to keep in mind when Favors misses games.

Nickeil Alexander-Walker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 4 9 1 0 1 2/4 6/11 1/2

Played 24 minutes off the bench. He’s a hucker, chucker, and professional bucket getter, so it was nice to see him dish out 9 dimes. As with Williams, NAW is buried on the depth chart, but someone to keep in mind when Jrue is out.

Tristan Thompson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 13 4 0 0 0 0 8/18 1/2

Led the Cavs in both minutes played and shot attempts!

Thompson has dub-dubbed in three straight games and played at least 33 minutes in every contest. A must own player right now.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 10 7 0 2 2 0/2 5/15 4/8

Yuck, the percentages. Yet, G almost messed around in a game in which the Bucks were just toying with the Cavs. This is a slight concern for G owners; the Bucks are too good and will blow out most opponents, which limits the playing time.

Khris Middleton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 8 2 1 0 4 3/5 9/14 0

Led the Bucks in scoring and will dominate YMCA leagues for the foreseeable future with his never-gets-old game.

George Hill

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 8 3 2 0 0 1/2 7/10 4/7

Did that in 19 minutes. By George, he’s not over the Hill yet.

10 Bucks players received double-digit minutes of run, while no starter played more than 29 minutes.

Al Horford

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
5 9 2 1 4 1 1/2 1/4 2/2

This is why I love Horford so much. Yes, access to ceiling is limited, but the floor is so high. Even when he’s not scoring or receiving usage, he contributes in all the other cats on a nightly basis. As mentioned during the offseason, Embiid is going to miss games and Horford will be the primary beneficiary.

Joel Embiid

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
36 13 5 3 1 7 2/6 12/19 10/10

O. M. Embiid! He is so freaking good. Please get healthy. Please be healthy. I want to see the ceiling.

Josh RichardSON

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

My RichardSON!!! The offense hasn’t been there, but at least the blocks are back. When is China going to start recruiting him?

Matisse Thybulle

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

Played 20 minutes off the bench. One of the best D-and-3 players out there. He just won’t get more than 20 minutes per game.

De’Andre Hunter

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 9 1 1 0 4 2/4 4/8 4/7

Access to ceiling games will be few and far between, but the minutes are secure for Hunter and he plays in one of the most fantasy friendly environments.

The Hawks lost to the 76ers, 103-105. Only Trae scored in the 20’s and three others reached double-digits. Eight others scored a bucket with no one with more than seven points.

Aaron Gordon

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

SMH. At what point do we cut the cord of optimism? Not for fantasy, as he still has value. I mean, from the lofty expectations of potential that we always dream about Gordon reaching.

Jonathan Isaac

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 7 0 3 2 1 5/7 7/10 5/5

Now, this is the dream. Isaac was drafted for the stocks, so the floor is there. Access to ceiling depends on the offensive development. Is it happening? Probably not, as the usage is relatively low, but there will moments of glory throughout the season.

Nikola Vucevic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
5 12 2 0 0 0 1/3 1/13 2/2

Momma said that there would be days like this.

Markelle Fultz

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 2 5 0 0 3 1/4 6/11 0

Played 27 minutes off the bench. It is said that the trend is your friend. Well, Fultz has played 23, 24, and now 27 minutes.

Yooooooo!!!!

yoooooo……

Fultz is going to overtake DJ Augustin at some point this season. It’s just a matter of when in my opinion.

OG Anunoby

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 8 2 5 2 0 2/4 5/11 0

Played 38 minutes. Uhhh, yeah. OG is gonna be a problem. He’s similar to Jonathan Isaac from a fantasy perspective. How good is Masai Ujiri? Geez….

Kyle Lowry

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 5 6 0 0 2 3/11 7/18 9/10

Beep. Boop. Bop. The Stocktonator had Lowry as the #6 player last night. So far in four games, Lowry is averaging a whopping 39 minutes per game. Nick Nurse is essentially using an eight-man rotation. That can’t last all season long.

Otto Porter Jr.

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

Played 32 minutes. At least he just sucked and wasn’t load managed. Wait? What? The answer to your question is no. At least for now.

Wendell Carter Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 10 2 1 3 1 0/1 7/9 6/7

The Carter Adminstration has gotten off to a rocky start, primarily due to foul trouble, but that’s now dub-dubs in consecutive games and last night showed the across the board production he can provide.

Tomas Satoransky

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

I’m sad. I’m really really sad, as I have waaaay too many Sato shares. With that said, at least he played 27 minutes while Coby White only played 16 and Kris Dunn received 18 minutes of run. It’s a step in the right direction.

RJ Barrett

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 15 5 0 1 2 0/2 7/15 5/11

Played a team-high 40 minutes. Fizdale is so fickle with his rotations, but at least Barrett is a constant. He’s going to get a ton of run. The free throw shooting is a concern, but I’ve been very impressed with the low turnovers, high assists, and good field goal percentage. I was a hater coming into the season, but now I will have RJB sewn into my cuffs. Good thing I only wear t-shirts and shorts.

Julius Randle

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 14 5 0 0 8 0/2 5/13 3/5

He’s turning the ball over now?! Randle is a dub-dub machine and he will dish out dimes. The main concerns are the lack of tres and stocks.

Domantas Sabonis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 14 1 0 0 1 1/2 8/18 4/5

Has gone 20 and 10 in both matchups with the Pistons. Checks Pistons roster. Marcus Morris. Ok, makes sense now. Against the Cavs, Sabonis went 14 and 5. He’s a beast down low and should provide plenty of dub-dubs. Just don’t expect anything else.

TJ Warren

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 5 1 5 0 1 1/3 9/22 0

Led the Pacers in shot attempts and regulated with the five-finger discounts. It’s all about health for Warren, as he’s never played more than 66 games in a season.

Malcolm Brogdon

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 8 11 2 0 2 1/6 5/17 4/4

Three straight games with double-digit dimes, to go along with 15, 30, and 22 points. I’d say he’s doing fine being the lead facilitator. The usage rate has been 25, a career high.

Christian Wood

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 12 0 0 1 1 3/3 8/10 0

Played 21 minutes off the bench. Wood is athletic and versatile, and finally got the opportunity to shine. He’s better than Maker and Morris. With that said, when Blake Griffin returns, Wood will return to the pine.

Will Barton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 9 3 1 0 2 1/4 5/14 2/3

Played 29 minutes after receiving onlyh 21 minutes the prior game. It looks like things are back to normal.

Nemanja Bjelica

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 6 3 1 3 1 4/6 4/11 0

Got the start for Marvin Bagley and played 35 minutes. Luke be loving the Nemanja. The Nemaja gets hot for spurts, but then turns into a roach at other times. Opportunity is opportunity, though.

Richaun Holmes

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 13 0 0 2 0 0 10/14 4/6

Played 30 minutes off the bench. Orale Holmes! Is Dewayne a Dedmon walking? There’s a chance Holmes replaces him in the starting lineup. There’s also the chance he doesn’t. I guess it depends how much Nemanja Luke is smoking.

The Jazz defeated the Suns, 96-95. Are the Suns for real? Hmmmm….

Bojan Bogdanovic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
29 5 2 2 1 5 4/8 8/13 9/9

Played 37 minutes and has scored 29 and 26 points in back-to-back games. He’s a perfect fit for this Jazz squad. Don’t count on the defensive contributions on a nightly basis, but points and tres should be plentiful.

Rudy Gobert

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 18 1 2 1 5 0 2/4 11/12

11-for-12 from the line!!!

Mike Conley

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

Conley is now 9-for-45 to start the season. My handy abacus tells me that’s 23.7%. He’s not going to shoot sub-25% all year long. As for last night, foul trouble kept him to playing 20 minutes. buy. Buy. BUy. BUY. BUY! BUY!! BUY!!!

Dario Saric

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

Got the start but only played 21 minutes. To start the season, he’s played 21 minutes in two games, while getting 31 and 34 minutes in the other two. He’s eclipsed 10 points just once. Yuck.

Ricky Rubio

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 10 8 0 0 2 0/1 4/9 2/4

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllmost messed around. It’s all about the dimes for Rubio and he provides.

Frank Kaminsky

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 8 3 1 1 4 2/6 3/11 2/2

Played 32 minutes off the bench. The Tank has now played 32, 29, and 33 minutes over the last three games. He’s scored double digits in each and pulled down a total of 27 boards. He’s also providing tres. His minutes look to be secure with Deandre Ayton suspended.

Jevon Carter

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 4 3 2 0 2 3/7 4/11 4/4

Backing up Rubio, Carter still played 27 minutes off the bench. Tres, dimes, and steals are what he provides, but will likely be an inconsistent option. Someone to keep an eye on, though.

Cody Zeller

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 13 1 0 0 3 3/4 4/10 3/4

Ho hum, just another dub-dub for Zeller. If only he could stay healthy.

Terry Rozier

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 3 2 1 1 5 3/7 7/17 0

For Halloween, I will just wear a mask with Rozier’s shooting efficiency written on it.

Dwayne Bacon

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

On the back of my Halloween mask, I will write Bacon’s shooting efficiency.

Devonte’ Graham

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 1 12 0 1 3 2/6 5/11 2/2

Played 32 minutes off the bench. To begin the season, Graham has played 32, 28, 28, and 27 minutes. He’s scored in double figures three of the four games and gone over 20 in two. He’s also dished out a total of 29 dimes over that span. He’s getting the run and producing. The shooting efficiency can be Rozier-esque at times, but you take the good with the bad.

The Clippers destroyed the Hornets, 111-96. Lou Williams scored 23 points while Montrezl Harrell went 19 and 7. Ho hum. Clippers good. Blah blah blah.

Kawhi Leonard

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 7 6 2 3 2 2/5 10/18 8/8

  1. Losss says:
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    Hey Son what’s going on? Great reads. In a 12 man h2h and want to try to buy low for Conley.

    Dame, Shai, Brogdon, Satoransky, Tyus Jones, Reddish
    Miles Bridges, PJ Washington, Paschall, Time Lord, Hachimura
    Thomas Bryant, Richuan Holmes, Drummo, Mitchell Robinson

    Any good trade packages for Conley? Thanks.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Value is in the eye of the beholder. You have to look at the Conley owner’s roster and figure out what he may need or be interested in. Then send out the emissaries to begin negotiations.

  2. Coach Scal says:
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    Hi Son, appreciate the work as always!

    How would you rank the rest-of-season values of Bledsoe, Rozier and Conley? 8-team H2H league

    My team is

    Kemba, Fox, Bledsoe, Rozier
    Bogdanovic, Oladipo (IL)
    Tatum, Oubre, Barrett
    Aldridge, Winslow
    Towns, Gobert, Whiteside, Nurkic (IL)

    Drop any of the non-IL players to pick up Conley? I’m already sort of PG-heavy (although production has been lacking with Fox and Bledsoe especially)

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Conley, Bledsoe, Rozier. I’d drop Bogdanovic

      • Coach Scal says:
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        Just a quick follow-up, I’m talking about Bojan Bogdanovic (Utah) – still drop him over Barrett/Winslow/Rozier? Also forgot: 9cat league.

        Thanks for the input!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Yeah, that would still be my guy. Dimes are just such a valuable commodity, while tres can be found

  3. Barts says:
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    Hi Son,

    Following up with an update and 2 questions. I’ve got both OG and Issac but sat them out because they’re both non-1st or 2nd options playing good defenses. D’oh! NAW looked good running the offense, I really like his vision. Will hold onto him even if he rides the pine for a while. Payton not only got Fizdale’d, but as is the case every time I have him, got injured.

    Questions:

    1) I’m in a good place with %, points, and boards. Will have to probably punt assists. I’m also doing well with steals an blocks, but the gap is closing in. Thinking about playing some more multicat players (OG, Issac) instead of points/board guys (Jamal Murray, Lauri, Sabonis) to buff up those stock margins. Is it too early in the season to do so? Should I just do it once every two weeks? What’s the best way to do this?

    2) With Elfriid getting both injured and Fizdale’d, I’m on the market for another player. Wouldn’t mind someone who brings steals/blocks, but mostly looking for consistency (unless their inconsistency is worth it). Don’t mind a short-term option, but I’ve got more players than starts available, so fine with grabbing someone I can use later in the year. Deciding between:

    Holmes
    Kaminsky
    Schroder
    Jerami Grant
    Wood
    Zach Collins
    Hold Elfriid

    Collins would be a safe choice. Wood would be the overthinking choice. Schroder would drive me nuts with doing well when I sit him, giving me 4/15 and 6TOs when I play him. Love Elfriid but burned by him too many times over the years…but maybe this 4th time is the charm.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Weekly league? What’s context of league? H2H or roto? How many teams? Without knowing your roster, I’d always at least play one of OG or Isaac. You drafted them for the D. As for when to do it, I always look at games played for each player. Then I look at the roster of my opponent if it’s h2h. Then matchups, etc….You have OG and Isaac, so not sure why you’d want to look for a steals/blocks guy since you have them already on your roster. As for who to grab from your list, what’s your roster look like and provide all the context listed above.

      • Barts says:
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        Sorry Son, here’s the context:

        Keeper Roto League, 8 teams but 21 players on each team, so pretty deep.

        Early going, but I’m in or near the lead in most categories other than AST and TOs because most of my guards are young. But I think I’m vulnerable in stocks there’s been some overperformance on my part, some underperformance by last year’s 1-2 team owners.

        Team:

        Doncic, Nunn, SGA, Murray, Morant, Herro, NAW, Garland, Dipo, Elfriid
        Ingram, Issac, OG, Tatum, Siakam, Richardson
        KAT, Porzingis, Turner, Sabonis, Carter Jr., Markkanen

        There’s been a games cap(16 slots x82 games). Been sitting Herro, NAW, Garland, selectively playing Nunn, Morant, Ingram, OG, WCJ based on matchups.

        Would appreciate any suggestions on whom to pick up for Efriid from the above list. I’ll have to start cycling OG and Issac back in, but have been waiting for them to prove themselves offensively before doing so; last night definitely confirmed it.

        Thanks!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Gotcha. I’m not an Elf guy and we never know what Fizdale is going to do. Out of the players you mentioned, I’d go with Schroder. He’s locked into minutes and there’s upside if CP3 gets traded

          • Barts says:
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            Thanks Son!

            • Son

              Son says:
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              Anytime

  4. Mr. Blast says:
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    AYYO!

    Dumped Grant for Holmes this morning. Screw it.

    We did away with our transaction fees in my league this year, & upped the buy in.

    So I have no problem pulling triggers. As many as it takes.

    My main focus is building up my front court with at least 5 startable bigs.

    This is a deep 12 teamer.

    FA bigs – Zubac (just got dropped) Collins, Wood, Poeltl, Spellman, Looney, McGee

    You see anything I should grab there ?

    Jrue/Conley/Lowry/Rozier
    Oubre/Levert/Herro/Hunter/Tucker/Danny Green
    Jokic/Vucevic/Bryant/Baynes/Holmes

    I have no ties to Baynes/Holmes/Hunter/Tucker/Green – All can go at the drop of a dime.

    (Also Fultz is available)

    Thanks for any words my dude!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’m good with the move. Squad looks good, but I’d look to scoop up Looney soon

  5. JakeTPE says:
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    Hey Son,

    Thanks for the recap!! It’s most excellent.

    1) How are we feeling about Robinson (NYK)? Just waiting for his ankle to improve?

    2) More importantly, 12 team Yahoo h2h, standard 9 cats. You ID’ed 3 pointers as a weakness.

    Got Fultz and Baynes rostered. White is available (for now).

    I could stream one spot and hold one of the three, or just hold two. How are you leaning?

    Thanks!!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Thanks, Jake!

      1) Yes. He is who he is. Will get you blocks but he still fouls too much.

      2) Fultz and Baynes

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Nice! Thanks Son!

        Would be nice to see Fultz resurrect his game in Orlando!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Anytime!

          I’d like to see Fultz rise from the ashes as well

  6. Cole says:
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    Is Collins droppable in a 12 team league? Would be adding Bjelica for the short term

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’d wait until more information comes out

  7. Maximus98 says:
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    Hey, man liked post as always. Need ur opinion on smth. Thinking of upgrading my team bench. Need a big with good rebounding and percentages and guard with good all around.
    Droppable players: dwright, jeremi grant and pj was.

    Ww:
    G: hart, isiah t, schroder, fultz
    F/C: hachimura, nance, wood, gasol, olynik

    H2h, 10t, 9cat, punting points and 3pm

    Thanks in advance

    • Maximus98 says:
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      Forgot to mention marc Gasol is also in ww

      • Son

        Son says:
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        Who?

        Just playing. I have no interest in Gasol

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Much appreciated!

      Out of the guards, I think Fultz has the most upside. Hart is the most well-rounded, but will cede minutes when the Pelicans get healthy. IT is for points and dimes. Schroder probably has the highest floor. That feels weird writing, but the minutes will be there. He’s just so inconsistent. Depends on how you want to approach things.

      Hachimura for me

      • Maximus98 says:
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        Hm, I also cant decide between IT, Schroder and Fultz particularly for next week. Especially i need dimes and d-stats. Who would u take for next week according to matchups?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          If it’s just for the short term, then Schroder. For the long term, then Fultz

          • Maximus98 says:
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            Thanks :))

            • Son

              Son says:
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              Anytime

  8. Gerald says:
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    Hi son,
    I’m 10 team h2h league and dropped Powell on first week when he got injured. Most members value counting stats and he’s not being looked up and still sitting in FA now.
    I took Cody zeller as his replacement and has been a delight. If he keeps this up, then he’d be a steal but I’m worried about injury since he have a history. Should I replace him with Powell or ride zeller while he’s hot?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Ride Zeller. If/when he gets hurt, then evaluate

      • Gerald says:
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        Thanks Son. If Gallo can play without getting injured like he did last year then maybe zeller can as well.

        • Son

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          Ha! Anything is possible

          • Gerald says:
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            Yeah!! I’m also keeping my eye on Holmes as big man replacement. Chances is he could be the next robmitch lol.
            Should I drop Sato for Schroder as I am running out of patience and I think Schroder run is sustainable with his role now?

            • Son

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              I’d rather have Sato but understand going with Schroder…and don’t hate it

  9. Jeff Aces says:
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    This team is looking for a PG, what can i offer him to help my team:

    Team looking for a PG:

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

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’d see what the prices on Ingram, Richardson, and Isaac are

  10. Jeff Aces says:
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    One more question:

    Trade Sabonis FOR Wiggins and a 2020 3rd rd pick?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Negative

  11. Jose Baloncesto says:
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    Team in a 12-team, h2h, 9-cat keeper
    Ball, Lowry, Rubio, G.Harris, J-Rich, Beal, Porter, Gallo, Harrell, Gobert, Vala

    I’m not ready to drop Porter or G.Harris yet, even with slow starts, but which of the following guys should I most have on my radar as potential replacements, and how much rope should I give Porter and G.Harris?

    Interesting FAs: D.Rose, IT2, Graham, Hart, Kennard, Matthews, Hunter, Barton, Zeller, Holmes, TT, Wood (Note: any of these guys can be kept next year at an 11th round price.)

    • Jose Baloncesto says:
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      Oh. Anunoby also a FA.

      • Son

        Son says:
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        Lay out the vision first. Then you will have direction as to which player to pursue

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’d be patient with Otto as well. Harris, not so much, but I do like him.

      As for FAs, it really depends on what you want. For points, DRose. For tres, Matthews. Rebounds, TT. I like Zeller. Holmes has upside if he starts. Hunter is 3-and-D. Narrow down your focus first

  12. Everybody Loves Draymond says:
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    How much more leash do you see yourself giving Satoransky?

    Make any swaps? Looking for best overall players

    Possible Drops: Satoransky, Mehrisson Barnes, Poetl, Fultz, IT
    Possible Adds: Shamet, Portis, Bjelica, Hill, Kenrich

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’m being patient with Sato. The minutes have slowly tilted in his favor, and he’s the best guard to run that offense.

      You know what I think about Mehrisson. I’d be interested in Bjelica out of that group for the short term. Now that I think about it, I probalby drop Poeltl out of that group.

  13. Damian says:
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    Looking to target SGA. Is offering FVV and Horford too much? Can FVV sustain high value ROS? Thanks.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I think FVV will be good this season. As for the trade scenario, it depends on the other owner. What’s his squad look like and how does he value certain players?

      • Damian says:
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        Since he’s high on SGA, I’m trying to sweeten the offer by including Horford. He definitely needs depth and some forwards. Would I be giving up too much for SGA? I’m targeting him because I love his %s. I have a feeling FVV might be a FG% killer all year.

        • Son

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          Agree with you on FVV, and I love SGA as well.

          What’s the rest of your squad look like?

  14. AJ says:
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    Hey man. Looking to trade a big for a guard. Which side would you prefer? H2H points.

    Tobias Harris OR Draymond vs. De’Aaron Fox?
    Tobias Harris OR Draymond vs. Donovan Mitchell?
    Tobias Harris OR Draymond vs. Demar DeRozan?

    Thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Tobias for….the guards are so close. I’d probably go with DeMar

  15. Damian says:
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    Looking to target SGA. Thoughts on offering FVV and Horford? Too much? How high are you on them?

  16. Dave says:
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    12 team 9 catg, nance jr for Otto porter.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Sure

  17. Cole says:
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    So we’re getting Powell back tonight! Problem is I need to drop either Collins, PJ, Taurean, or Lamb. Taurean stands out I guess, i just love Brooklyns fantasy situation and the fact that he has such clear role carved out. I think he finishes top 80

    • Son

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      Agreed that Prince is the guy. Not sure if finished top 80, but if you believe that, then go with your gut

      • Cole says:
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        Dropped Prince, yeah you’re probably right. Plus side is he’s might not get picked up and I could get him back when I have room.
        When you and others do rankings for roto, how is it done. Like is a steal or block worth more than a points, boards? Probably a dumb question but I don’t know a ton about roto. Just have played in points leagues.

        • Son

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          I go through my process in the Top 10. Basically project the stats for each category, then see where they compare to other players

  18. Court Vision says:
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    Sort of different reading these now that you are my blood rival.

    Still enjoyable though! And yes, i get your film reference, Doctor.

    Sorry Sato is startin’ stinky. I thought he was a great add in RDA.

    • Son

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      Ha! It’s a Civil War!!!!
      With that said, you are a man of extraordinary magnitude so it’s all good.

      I loved Sato coming into the season. Maybe I let my love for the volleyball Satos to taint my perspective. It’s still early, though, and I still have optimism.

      • Court Vision says:
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        I understand. I have Mikal in two (non RDA) leagues cause i love him, already dropped Culver who i loved. First weeks are hard…dont want to lose out as other valuable players get dropped and dont also dont want to drop guys prematurely.

        At least in RDA with a guy like Sato you know you gotta wait it out and see how things go.

        • Son

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          Ha! In the RDA, there is no choice!!! You truly reap what you sow.

          Mikal is tough to hold right now. Coach hates him for some reason.

  19. Ace says:
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    Hey Son,

    I got offered conley for my rozier. accept or naw ?? h2h, 9cat, 14 team

    My squad :
    – Kemba,lowry,rozier,money green
    – Miles bridges,thaddy,lamb,powell
    – KAT,aldridge,bryant

    thanks Son

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I would

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