Let’s be honest… We were all watching March Madness!  Ugh, I knew going with my heart over my gut for UNC was wrong…  They were so close!

But in the NBA’s only game last night, both of the Pacers’ C.J.s went nuts against the Bucks!  C.J. Miles at the starting 2 went 26/3/1/1/0 on 7-14 FG (4-8 3PTM 8-10 FT) and C.J. Watson as the combo G 6th man went for 23/7/7/2/0 with a crazy 13-15 FT.  Watson’s best game ever!  Was even better than that IBM supercomputer on Jeopardy.  When it missed one I knew, I was like, “Maybe I’m like Deckard and unknowingly a Replicant!”  Rodney Stuckey missed his third straight with a calf strain, and while C.J. Miles has gotten a slight uptick in shots taken, he’s 100% ThrAGNOF and reliant on those treys.  So if Stuckey keeps being stucky on the bench, I’m actually pretty interested in Watson as a stream.  23, 11, 23 are his points the last three games with 5, 2, 7 dimes.  The Pacers are off until Sunday, but if you need a decent grab to round out your semi-final week, I’d certainly pull a Sherlock Holmes and rely on Watson.  Here’s what else went down in last night’s game:

Roy Hibbert – The second half collapse v2.0!  Fallout 4: Roy Hibbert’s Fantasy Wasteland.  I’d play that video game!  It’s just empty desertscape you roam around…

David West – Sat with dat illness, giving Luis Scola a start for a meh-15/9/2/1/1.  I guess that’s pretty good if you don’t mind uglying up your lineup!

George Hill Man, he’s just been out of his mind!  24/3/5/1/0 on 6 treys.  I want to love him so much for next year!  But alas, we cannot…  I’d be all on him like a XXX movie, but the PG13 is going to tween him!

Michael Carter-Williams A lot better than last time out!  13/5/8/4/0, only the 2 TO, but let’s play the “where did MCW hurt you game?!”!  Well, I gave it away by not talking the %s…  3-11 from the field and 7-11 FOR A SLURPEE!  I mean, 7-11 at the stripe.  MCW really hurt me this year…  It hurt, MCW!  Raw athletic ability and no improvement!  Won’t be on any of my teams next year…

Khris Middleton Damn you ThrAGNOF version of Middletit!  17/3/1/0/0 with 3 TO and a couple of treys.  Sheesh, did The Duchess and C.J. Miles switch bodies?!  Those lines should be the other way around!

O.J. Mayo – Returned from what seems like a few years off with his hamstring issue for 13 minutes of 3/1/4 with a trey and reportedly looked good.  Deep leaguers that have barren wires and need some 3s/dimes should keep a keen eye.

Zaza Pachulia 12/6/3/2/0 on 4-7 FG and 4-4 FT.  Nothing huge, but keeping the good times rollin’!

Ersan Ilyasova Best for last!  The Six-Foot-Two Turkey has grown two more inches!  Six-Foot-Four!  34/6/2/2/0 on a red hot 12-14 FG (5-6 3PTM 5-6 FT), all without a single TO.  Ya know, he wasn’t healthy last year and was in a fight for minutes and fought injuries again this year, but has gone bonkers the last 9 games.  I wonder where he’ll go in next year’s drafts…  I could imagine he’d be an unsexy sleeper, and one I might hop on.  Riding that Six-Foot-Four Turkey like a rodeo clown!

 

Streamers/Cheap Daily League Picks:

Greivis Vasquez (13% owned) – I know, I know, I already used him once this week, but General G stroked 6 treys in that one!  Kyle Lowry is almost certainly out again, so I’m using The Twerp where I can.

Langston Galloway (23% owned) – I have a hard time calling Galloway a hold in any format given the Poppycockers’ woes, but with Alexey Shved down, there’s really no one else the Knicks have to give G minutes to except Shane Larkin and The Harlem Renaissance.  Should have a great opportunity tonight vs. the C’s.

 

A little bit shorter of a Daily Notes for this morning, but blame it on NBA scheduling!  Good luck to everyone in their semi-finals and we’ll see you on Monday, Razzball Nation!

  1. Blint says:
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    Hi JB who is your best pickup for the next 3 days?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Blint: I’ll put the cutoff at 40% owned. Budinger and Clarkson would be my top 2. Schroder, Galloway, or maybe Alex Len for some big man stats. If you’re feeling particularly lucky I imagine RKelly is available.

      • Blint says:
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        @Slim:

        We roster 180 players so everyone except Kelly and Galloway is owned. I am dropping Gibson he has burned me a lot last few weeks 🙁

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Blint: Def like Galloway then as an add for the deepers, but only if it’s daily moves and you get him for today/tomo

          • Blint says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            Genuine Question – WTH happened to Teague? Is it going to be a serious timeshare from next year between him and Scrhoder?

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Blint: Well his averages are a career year – best AST:TO, shot better % wise… and had by far his best year in per 36 (playing a few minutes less a game). I highly doubt it’d be a share, closer to this year with like 30 mins for Teague and 25 for Schrodes with half combo G half backup PG

  2. Blue says:
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    Which of the following would you recommend for a 2-game stream Fri/Sat or Fri/Sun? No specific cats.

    Bogut
    H.Barnes
    Iguodala
    Budinger
    Turner
    Tucker
    Len
    Henderson
    Kelly
    Black

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Blue: Budinger I think leads my list. I doubt the Wolves push any of their vets to play and he’s been really solid

  3. Lasandro says:
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    As a stream, what about Mosgov vs BK? He was so good in their last matchup but inexplicably only played 18min? Against brolo? Wtf

    MKG vs WAS any good? Len or Marcus M vs POR? Is grievis vs LAL better than a Teague-less Schroeder tonight? Covington if he starts vs LAC? I picked up Lavine as my stream but think there may be better options available.. His ftms and 3s enticed me but dude doesn’t grab stls, which I need

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb Gilpin: and is J Smoove really gonna be as productive as rotoworld suggests he may be, if Motey sits? Playing the wolves does help

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Hah, yeah that’s what the Cavs do with Mozgov! 28, 17, 34, 22, 26 last 5 haha. Nah don’t love MKG, prob Marcus, gimme Schroder, and def like Coving. Overall prob like Shrodes. Ehhhh, never know where Smoove will hurt you but he def will in %s TO somewhere

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb Gilpin: not that big in Len these days huh? Due to the timeshare with Wright or? The blocks are certainly there and mins are closer to 30 now.. Could be worth a pickup in even shallows?

      Think my Pau for drummo is legit, with Monroe now all but shut down and the possibility of Pau perhaps getting resting down the stretch? What other bigs should I think of targeting with decent ROS scheds?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Yeah low minutes and those kankles man… Hasn’t played 30 yet this month, given he’s missed a few, and before 7 blocks these past 2 games – had 1 block in March hah! Yeah Drummo is much closer to Pau than Brolo. Ummmm, none are coming to mind really past that… Swap Gasols to Marc?

  4. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    I have some full rosters tonight and most of them include Isaiah Thomas.

    How much do you trust him tonight (vs Knicks)?
    Should I roll the dice with him over the likes of Lavine and Trey Burke?

    Really just looking for all around guard stats.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J: Uggghhhhh not at all. I’d take LaVine. Harden is a fine defender but kinda slow-rolls it to save for O and no PBev. Any time!

  5. Matt says:
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    Is it about time to drop greg monroe?

    • matt says:
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      @Matt: so I’m leaning towards dropping him and I need to get a guard to have a full line up tonight. My choices are pretty much jameer Nelson, Mike dunleavy (gross) or this lance Thomas guy I’ve never heard of. The answer is probably jameer but I already have 3 nuggets!!! Lol

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @matt: Yup I haven’t been hesitant with it for a week. Haha poor Lance Thomas, more a SF and a dookie. Prob going Nelson as well haha

        • Matt says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Would you drop mo williams for dion waiters?

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Matt: Ehhhhhm nah prob not

  6. Ryan says:
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    Alright I’m up 6-3 so far despite Vucevic’s horrid schedule and Whiteside’s DNPs. Unsurprisingly falling a little behind in rebounds, and have only a 1 point lead in blocks. Steals is also a problem (behind by 6), but other than that I’m good.

    Thinking of picking up McGary for some rebounds, blocks, steals upside. Budinger is still available?! I think it only makes sense to drop Ish Smith considering that I have a sizeable lead in assists and have to bench either him or Tony Allen on Sunday anyways. Budinger definitely looks like the best add overall, but picking up McGary gives me an extra game so I figure that will make it worth it even if he puts up a dud. Does that make sense, or should I just make the move for Buddinger?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Ryan: Gotcha, yeah McGary having the Sat/Sunday I think is my pickup. I def like Budinger more 1-for-1, but I think given those needs, I’d take the two from Mithcy Mitch

  7. AC says:
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    Hey JB,

    I’ve used 3 out of my 4 adds for the week in a tight matchup. With Motiejunas looking more and more doubtful to play tonight (and who knows about Sunday), is it smarter to use my last add on replacing him, or waiting until Sunday to see which category I need a boost in the most?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AC: If you don’t have a full line-up tonight, I’d make a switch. But if it can be filled anyway I would def hold off

  8. Lasandro says:
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    Poor KD.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Ugh yikes…

  9. Shaft says:
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    JB– what round you think KD goes in a draft next year? I thought i got a steal with him in round 2 this year…but we all know how that turned out.

    • Guile says:
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      @Shaft:
      Probably depends on reports out of training camp. I wouldnt touch him until the 3rd though

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Guile: @Shaft: Yeah, I mean I was way wrong to keep him in the first round myself. 4-6 month shut down is a long time and the risk is gonna be huge, but man, if it’s all positive heading into preseason (I know he may miss a little training camp) I think he’s still a first rounder. But totally can’t fault Guile for saying not until the 3rd

  10. Guile says:
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    JB,

    Who would you start? Isiah Thomas or Covington? I need 3,s and points (rebounds would help as well). THanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Guile: I’d go Covington, don’t fully trust either, but man IT2 looked bad coming off injury

      • Guile says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Ya man, tough choice..both are risky. Think I’m going IT2 vs the knicks though. Thanks JB

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Guile: Good call! Eating some crow on IT2 for tomorrow’s post

  11. jeremy says:
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    Gallinari or Wiggins? Need pts and 3s and assists, but really looking for who you think would be the better play in general

    • jeremy says:
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      @jeremy: hard for me to trust gallo right now with injuries etc

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @jeremy: Ah sorry I missed ya. ROS I would stick with Wiggins

  12. rhirano says:
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    Need to pick up 3s and steals for tomorrow/sunday, who do you like between Jameer Nelson, Trey Burke, CJ McCollum, Langston Galloway, or Cleanthony Early?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @rhirano: Ah sorry I missed ya! Busy weekend. Who’d ya go with?

  13. Frank Lynch says:
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    Wusup JB… Well I just won and I’m in the championship but my luck is horrible cause not only did I lose ibaka and another great player but I also have favors, Ellis and Dieng that are all questionable for next week!!! What also sucks is that I used ask my adds this week. If I get a game questionable for these guys. Who should I drop?? There’s actually some good guys on the wire

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Frank Lynch: Hah yeah I feel like all teams are going through this now! Dieng is def the first drop all things equal, but Monta is probably at risk for missing the most games. Well, other than Ibaka if you hadn’t dropped him yet. Ellis on crutches for a calf strain is mad scary, especially since they are a playoff team and don’t want to push him to aggravate it

  14. Eazy E says:
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    Yo JB! In a vacuum, 9-Cat, H2H, how would you rank the following: A. Bradley, Ish Smith, MCW? How about if in need of steals? Thanks man!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Eazy E: Sigh, if steals a need gimme MCW first haha. It pains me! MCW>Ish>Avery. I know Ish has stolen a few the past couple games. Overall gimme Ish>MCW>Avery, a little worried IT2 with the big weekend takes some of Avery’s production. Any time my man!

      • Eazy E says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks as usual, JB!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Eazy E: Any time man!

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