Man, hell of a weekend!  Injuries, DNPs, I got a credit card hacked, went to a wedding, saw the sorry Panthers beat Jay’s sorrier Chargers… Out of control out there!  Thankfully we’re nearing Christmas, time to see some family, gets some time off work, and hopefully get our fantasy teams healthy…  But noooooooooooooo!  The fantasy gods gave us a bah humbug last night, with Nerlens Noel finally debuting off knee surgery, only to go down with a kankle.  He was looking pretty good too, especially with a little dunk on his first basket!

The hair on the other hand…  I dunno…  Shot 3-5 FG, hit his 2 FT, for 8 points and a steal in his first 10 minutes of the season.  Sucks it ended prematurely with another injury, and especially on the Sixers, who are treating everyone with kid’s gloves and have too many centers anyway.  Also sucks we don’t have any idea what his role will be, as Joel Embiid sat this one out to further maintain his EMBIIIIIID minutes.  As long as it’s under 4 hours, we’re good!  Here’s what else went down over the weekend in Fantasy Basketball action:

Jeremy Lamb See Slim?!  Here’s a weekend post that doesn’t start with someone I added in REL!  Hah.  12/8/2 then 10/5/2 over the weekend.  It’s pretty blah, but I like it in anything deeper than 12ers, it looks like enough of a role is there.  Given a few games were minutes-inflated due to injuries, 11.1/6.2/1.3/0.3/0.4 with a trey on 50% shooting the last 9.

Norman Powell Welcome to the party, Powell!  Die Hard is DEFINITELY a Christmas movie…  You know the relevancy if you listen to the ESPN or CBS fantasy Pods…  Anyway, monster 20/3/2/5/0 game on 7-10 shooting with 3 treys on Friday night against the C’s, starting for DeMarre Carroll (rest).  If you rely on the wing version of DMC in a deeper, might wanna look into handcuffing!

Terry Rozier Getting extra burn with IT2/3 out with a 3/3 painful sounding groin strain, and as I mentioned late last week, Rozier just passes that eye test.  12/3/3 then 6/5/2 over the weekend, not huge, but only 1 TO his last 4 games in bigger minutes, and has an anemic 0.6 TO rate in 19 MPG this year.  Too bad the Celtics have a logjam…

Hassan Whiteside Said his knee was bothering him, but sounds more like his effort was bothering Spo.  Horrible run of back-to-back 8/12 games with 4 TO in each and only one overall block, before snapping out of it on a 20/8/1/2/3 line Saturday.

Dennis Schroder Dich liebe that!?  33/3/4/1/1 in a monster line against the Bucks, hitting 12-19 shots and 4 treys.  After his best AST:TO run of the year with only 6 TO his previous 4 games, he did have 7 giveaways in this one though.  Nein nein nein nein!!!  No Hitler, it was seven, you’re two off…

Tim Hardaway – Tim ThrAGNOFaway!  18/4/4/1/0 in 31 minutes in his second start since Kent Bazemore has been out.

John Henson Go-go Gadget, consistency!  6/6/4/1/1 then 14/4/1/0/2 over the weekend, playing exactly in the 25-26 minute range the past 6 games.  Muppet Man starting to get a little boring though…  Meh boards, inconsistent scoring…  Only want him for his blocks.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Sat last night with a knee bruise.  In other news, I woke up naked this morning, vomiting into a sushi restaurant’s fish tank…  The dark side of addiction!

Russell Westbrook vs. James Harden The battle of the triple-doublers on Friday night!  This round went to Harden, going 21/9/12 and beating the Thundah by 3.  Although if we’re giving the crown to who got a triple-double, then I guess Russ won!  27/10/10 that game, but lost his tripdub streak last night going an awful, pedestrian, 37/12/6/2/0.  Ugly.

Steven Adams Speaking of ugly, what is happening to that FT%?!  Down to under 75%, but man he had a great weekend.  I tried to jynx him with my regression fairies, but instead those damn glittery bitches are force feeding me crow!

Victor Oladipo Nooooooo!  Took a hard fall, looked like he might have broken his tailbone or picked up another concussion, but turns out he “only” sprained his wrist…  Was down on the hardwood for several minutes before limping off.  Stay tuned here.

C.J. Miles I knew there might be some rust to shake off, but after 3 pretty blah games off his knee injury, I was one small EMBIIIIIID away from dropping him!  Then 18/4/1/2/0 against the Mavs with 6 treys, and huzzah!  The follow up?!  14 minutes of 0/2/2/1/1.  I guess that’s OK, but damn he was in such a groove and now is looking at inconsistent bench run…

Dwight Powell …speaking of inconsistent bench run (my transitions are on FIRE today!), I’m still arguing with Slim about the Mavs not “unleashing” Powell.  25, 21, 26 minutes the past three – yes the 21 minute game was foul-trouble laden – but he’s only 9.3/5.3/2.7/1.3/0.3 over these last 3 games with Andrew Bogut out.  Sure he’s shooting 58.8% (low volume though) and 2.7-2.7 FT, it’s nice and all and didn’t hurt you, but for “must-own” in 12ers I just don’t see it.

Dorian Finney-Smith Going even deeper, the big DFS with his best weekend in the NBA!  Suck on that, DraftKings!  12/8/2 then 11/4/0/1/2 in back-to-back 30+ minute runs.  Probably have to ramp it up to 16ers before taking a stab here.

Alex Len Lakers got bakers!  I dunno what I was trying for there…  14/13/2/0/5 Friday in 34 minutes, but only 15 minutes last night on 6/4/1/0/1 in an OT-loss.  Had 4 fouls, so maybe foul trouble played a part, but other than that Lakers game, has been blah the past 5.

Leandro Barbosa – He’s like The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise – just never ends!  Comes out of nowhere on a team with a heavy G rotation to score double figures in 4 straight, including 21/2/4/2/0 and 18/3 lines with 7 combined treys over the weekend.  Captain Barbosa and DFS mighta won some deep leaguers their weeks last week, as bottom-feeder streams!

D’Angelo Russell Welcome back from The Wire!  D Barksdale returning to dem towers with a pretty rusty 3/0/5/2/0 line on 1-8 shooting last night, with 4 TO.  Don’t worry Avon, he’ll get back with it and find Wallace!

Lou Williams Even with D Barksdale back, still has room to play outta his mind, going 24/6/5 last night with 10-10 FT.  With D on a minutes-limit and assuredly still gonna play a big role, the sell-high window is going to shut fairly soon for Sweet Lou.

Kristaps Porzingis Said he had discomfort in his knee, but is playing through it.  Just be sure to keep the Pelicans medical staff away from The Poison Goose’s trainers, even though both are experts in aviary injuries!

Kyle O’Quinn KOQ gave SAC a nice 20 minutes, going 8/11/5/0/2 on Friday night.  But got a kankle and sat out last night against the Lakers…  Nothing is worse than an injured KOQ, just ask John Bobbitt.

Brandon Jennings – Got added run with Derrick Rose hurt (back), but Rose returned last night and BJ still got some numbers, going 19/3/4 in 23 minutes against the pace-y Purp-n-Gold.  Rose got 34 minutes, so not like his minutes were limited…  I mentioned last week that I’ve been streaming BJ for some dimes, and it looks like he’ll be in the 12er streamer-range again.

Matt Barnes – Decided that at the sage-wisdom age of 36, going to a nightclub while in NYC and choking a woman and beating the shit out of some dude was how he’s going to live out the veteran years of his NBA career.  With Matty B being a mighty douche, Omri Casspi has gotten a little more run, and as always, playing solid.  Might be worth a spec add in anything deeper than 12ers pending Matty Bitch’s suspension.

Thaddeus Young After a mad boring stretch over 7 games, broke out with a monster 40 minutes  run against the Blazers, impaling them with a 24/9/2/2/3 line with 6 treys.  I was about at the point where he could be dropped in 12ers, he’s sooooo boring.  But I guess this sparks it up again…

Ed Davis The Blazers are playing big, and Big Ed getting some nice numbers the past 2!  10/10/1/0/2 against the Grizz last Thursday then 6/10/2/2/1 in a surprising 34 minutes at the Paces on Saturday.  He’s always been a decent D-stat filler ala Lucas Nogueira when he gets run, but he needs a lot more minutes to be as full bodied as Egg Nog.

Nikola Jokic After being even more annoying than jock itch, is finally settling into a little consistency!  14/6/6/1/2 against the Magic on Saturday night, giving him 6-straight fantasy-usable games.  Patience is a virtue not all of us have!

Kenneth Faried Speaking of patience, got benched, got a DNP, and I bet a lot of Manimal owners cut him.  I woulda!  Then 19/10/1/0/0 on Saturday.  Ugh!  Although: 1-3 FT, 2 TO, and without the D stats, this was a Zach Randolph game.  Meh.

Wilson Chandler There were some added minutes and shots to go around Saturday without WILLLLLLLSON! who sat with hip soreness after putting up a dud Thursday.  Hopefully he can get that hip nice and rubbed.

Juancho Hernangomez If I didn’t give him a shout, Slim woulda written a 4 paragraph comment on him.  I have to reveal my boyfriends to the world every day in the posts, Slim can keep them secretive and to himself!  Not anymore!  14/4/2 on Saturday with 4 treys, but his 18 minutes are a bit of an outlier and I think Wilson-inflated.  That said, he does look good out there for dynos.

Kelly Oubre – Irony of Juancho’s career-high is Slim traded Oubre for him, who had a season-high 19/9/1/3/0 line with 3 treys on Saturday as well.  29 minutes in a 6th man role, mmmmmm.

LeBron James The Cavs lost 3 straight a couple weeks ago and everyone panicked, but they’re fineeeeeee.  Monster 44/9/10/3/1 with 5 treys for Bronnie Bron on Saturday, fly swatting the Hornets.

Marc Gasol That’s the thing when you throw dice, sometimes you get a 7, and sometimes you friggin’ land on Go To Jail for the 3rd mother f$*%ing time!  I’m not bitter about the last time I played Monopoly at all!  19/8/6/1/2 with a trey in his latest gem Saturday against the Warriors, beating the Dubs by 21 out of nowhere!  If you gambled on him off the foot thing, you have the same feeling as hitting 5 straight blackjacks.  Career-high scoring, blocks went back up, career-high dimes, and after never shooting more than 17 treys in a season (or 0.2/game), he’s at 46% from the field despite shooting 3.6 treys per, and his 3PT% is up to 43.7%.  Man was I wrong to question his FG drain…

Rudy Gobert 6 swats against the Kings!  It was kinda like unleashing Gobert against a middle school team…

Cheick Diallo Garbage time alert!  19/10/1/2/0 in 31 minutes outta nowhere Saturday night against the Clip, on a night where Brow got a DNP-rest.  Only 9 minutes last night though to follow it up, with Brow back.  No more Sweet Cheicks for you!

Tim Frazier Well, this blurb was initially going to be “look at Timmy maintaining value with no Jrue Holiday“, but then last night happened!  Good thing I wrapped up this post this morning instead of my usual Sunday night publishing!  So 20/1/11 against the Clip on Saturday with no Jrue as the starting PG, then with Jrue returning you’d expect a dud, right?!   But he comes off the bench last night and puts up his first career tripdub!  14/11/11/5/1 with only 1 TO in 38 minutes in the OT win.  Man, I cut him in my RCLs a week ago too…  Buddy Hield only got 13 minutes, and it looks like the Pels are just way better playing the combo guards together.

Marreese Speights – The Ace of Speights!  Off 15/9 in some junk time against the Warriors last Wednesday, got 17/12/4 in even junkier time Saturday.  Not much to see here, I just wanted an excuse to say ACE OF SPEIGHTS!

T.J. McConnell Our favorite Dapper Dan got one glob of hair goo away from a tripdub, going 12/10/9/3/0 last night with no Sergio Rodriguez.  37 minutes for TJ, and the Phillies surprisingly have won two straight!

 

I hope everyone had a great weekend, and is looking forward to week 8!  Shoot your thoughts below on the weekend and upcoming week, Razzball Nation!

  1. Drez1 says:
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    Drop D.Powell for egg nog in a dynasty? Raps fans seem to think the nog is gonna take JV’s starting gig as soon as next season.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Drez1: That sounds good. Nogiera has maybe Capela type upside. A year younger than Powell too. Overtaking JV as a starter seems unlikely though.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Drez1: @Slim: Agree on not starting, JV is on a big deal and still fits them, I dunno if they want Egg Nog playing 30 MPG starting minutes either. I like the swap though.

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          @JB Gilpin:

          Yeah, I thought him taking the starting gig was a bit much, but apparently he looks like the real deal (haven’t seen the raps play much this season). I’ll make the swap, though. Thanks guys.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Drez1: Pretty good start tonight!

  2. your mom says:
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    Hi, given how hot lowry is, would you still trade him and klay for kawhi and pau?
    14 team 9cat roto league.
    Thanks!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @your mom: Yeah that sounds fine. Kawhi is one of the top Roto guys out there.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @your mom: @Slim: Yeah I’m good with that too, although you def take on a lot of DNP risk as your season nears the end. Klay could be DNP a lot though too…

  3. Tom says:
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    Hey guys, I wanted some feedback on a potential trade. My team was seriously banged up early on but we’re starting to get things back together. Anyway, I was thinking about sending an offer of Horford and Bradley for Towns and Redick. I’m in an 8 cat league running a punt assist team. It’s been working alright so far but I’m so excited at the idea of pairing Towns and Kawhi together on the same team. The two most boring superstars in the league on the same team! That’d be fun. Let me know what you think!

    • Slim

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      @Tom: Yeah I’ll do that. Towns can only go up. Redick is a bit bleh so maybe you can try to squeeze in something a little better but either way yeah I’ll take the Towns side.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Tom: @Slim: Oh I’d def do that too. I think gap between KAT>Horford is more than Bradley>Redick. Even though Horford has been playing pretty awesome

  4. Johnc says:
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    You helped me on a post last night on Henson vs Delly. So I have that to go on. but in further reviewing my team, my question today changes as I add Leuer to the list of potential drops. His role seems established but that StanJo outing was unnerving with Leuer taking only three shots with no counting stats..
    Thanks for your patience with the truly needy!

    So who is today’s drop for Henson in a 9 cat, 12 team h2h league?

    CP3, RJax, Frazier (patience grasshopper), Delly
    DeRo, Leonard, Porter, J Rich, Leuer
    Poison Goose, Horford, Jokic, KAT, Adams

    • Slim

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      @Johnc: No one. Your blocks are solid. Maybe Delly but that really hurts assists which is definitely a need.

      • Johnc says:
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        @Slim:

        appreciate that comment and perspective. I lead the league in assists so the “need” part gave me pause but Frazier has been a big part of that which is not secured moving forward. Horford as my “point center” LOL has helped.

        But I must win assists given my CP3 investment. So your point may be valid ROS. I am 6th in blocks so thought Henson was the move. I will review that again. I can see why you and JB have so much fun. You see things via a different lense. Such is fantasy.
        Thanks.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Slim: @Johnc: I’d be fine losing Leuer, but damn yeah those blocks are great. Is it an active league in terms of trading? Could get Henson and trade like Adams or something. Def think Henson should be owned.

          Hah yeah we see things different a lot, good fodder for comments and the Pod 🙂

          And I wish I had grasshopper patience on Frazier too! Sheesh that was a big weekend…

        • Slim

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          @Johnc: The blocks I think are going up. Jokic is playing better, Horford missed a bunch of time. KAT+Goose is strong and getting better. Too bad Goose doesn’t get to play the Lakers everynight… Even the wings chip in pretty well. I’d be more concerned about losing Delly, then Frazier potentially pettering out, Horford and Jokic do contribute too. I think the drop would be Leuer for Henson if you decided to make the move.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Johnc: @Slim: Yeah I’m surprised you’re at only 6th in blocks thus far. I think Delly is still kinda a blah lost-roster piece, but yeah, losing Leuer would be my only drop now as well

            • John says:
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              @JB Gilpin: thanks to you both. I guess I am 6th in blocks with a bullet cuz I am only 6 behind third place. My recent trade getting KAT, Horford and Jokic for Myles, Howard, Crowder and Hood has not set in yet. I think Leuer is an easier guy to replace to your points. Guys like Marvin, Harris, Green, T Jones, come on and off the wire fairly frequently.

              • JB Gilpin

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                @John: Ah well that makes sense. Aha yeah that trade makes things stick out too.

  5. Not Your Average Joe says:
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    Yo JB! Mostly, I need for you to make me feel better, unless I really messed up, then give it to me straight so I learn my lesson.

    I had a chance to drop KCP and pick up Gordon and I balked, and now someone else in my league got to him. I balked because I liked how KCP gets more assists, boards, steals, and fewer TOs. Also, KCP has a history of staying healthy, while Gordon hasn’t played over 64 games since his rookie season, and has played in only 106 games over the past two seasons.

    I’m kicking myself a little because Gordon is on fire and has a career best FG% under D’Antoni, and FG% is my weakest cat by far. But the real reason I’m *especially* kicking myself is because R-Jax came back. Since R-Jax came back the Pistons are 2-3, including losses to PHI and ATL, which dropped their win percentage from .550 to .520. Since R-Jax came back R-Jax’s only shot over .333 in *ONE* game. Since R-Jax came back, KCP’s own FG% has gone to hell because R-Jax is killing his spacing, and his point total has dropped because R-Jax shoots everything.

    So, tldr, should I be relieved I held onto KCP, mildly disappointed that I didn’t get Gordon, or pissed at myself because R-Jax is going to destroy KCP’s value?

    • Slim

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      @Not Your Average Joe: Yes there will be fewer shots for KCP but hopefully the efficency improves. I wouldn’t worry about Reggie, it sounds like he’s healthy and he’s got some rust to shake off. He’ll be fine. And you are very correct about Gordon, his injury history is scary.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Not Your Average Joe: @Slim: You’re totally fine, Gordon is more ThrAGNOFfy, and KCP hits the cats better. The 3s/Pts are sexier, but he does so little else and yeah, injury issue is a concern. I think you’re good!

        • Not Your Average Joe says:
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          @JB Gilpin:

          Y’all really know how to cheer a guy up. 😀

  6. Slim

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    DPowell is a metrics guy… They can be tough to justify in a 12er. 2 good percents plus low TOS makes him top 75 in both the past 7days and 14days based off yahoo, and thats with him not being “released”. In deeper leagues or Roto that is obviously pure gold. 26-28 minutes looks like his floor so thats nice, like you said the 21 minute game was foul trouble (and the stats were fine) and the 25 minute game was a crazy blowout that Hammons got 11 minutes. In preseason I put him down for…

    .485/.755/0.2/11.0/6.8/1.2/0.9/0.7/1.1 :26 and in the past 2 weeks he is…
    .625/.882/0/10.9/6.1/1.3/0.9/0.4/0.6 :24.5 (15 min vs SA in there where Bogut played 34 min)

    Yeah I’m not dropping him in a 12er yet.

    I was so ready for you to hate on Adams with his 2/5 FTs, of course the 8/9 FGs AND FTs the game before keeps the % good enough. I’m just glad with the 30 minute role he isn’t a FT punt guy, definitely a concern coming into the year.

    Yeah I was all ready for the Semaj Christon lead this morning.

    Willy and Juancho finishing off my week well. Good stuff. Juancho is soooooo good. I can’t wait till the day the let him loose. His upside is redonk. It’s kind of easy to let Oubre go since I also got $9 to spend in the offseason out of it. I like Oubre, I’m streaming him today, but I think we’re still 1 year away. I think next year he’s easily in the top 100, and might even squeeze in this year.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Slim: Well “tough to justify” is a different stance than I think you were on last week. We’ll argue on the Pod. I think you would’ve done better streaming over the weekend than 2 games of Powell.

      Haha I thought about a Semaj paragraph! He looked OK, just got him bc Dipo injury.

      If the Wiz let Porter go, mmmmmm

  7. Quintero says:
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    I know this maybe difficult to answer for some people *slim* but how you guys rank the following: JJB, J-Rich, Waiters, Nick Young and CJ Miles?

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Slim

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      @Quintero: This isn’t that tough. Richardson then a big falloff, as in Richardson is the only one I’d own in a 12er long term. Then Young/Miles, Young 1st due to the starting role but they are basically the same player with no dstats or upside. Then Waiters because of his 2 poor percents, fewer 3s, and too many TOs. Finally Barea, he’s still weeks away and I do not believe he comes back to 30+ minutes, I’d take closer to 20-22 like he has his entire career.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Quintero: @Slim: Slim is so biased, he’s WAY off! Hah jk, I like JRich the most too, although I will disagree there’s a big falloff to Miles. Annoying to see CJ’s mins a little down post-injury, but I think they could ramp up. And disagree on Dstats, Miles isn’t “huge” there, but way better than Nick Young. So I would flip those two, but agree with the rest of the order

        • Slim

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          @JB Gilpin: Yeah I am. Biased against guys who get under 18 minutes in 4 of their last 5. GR3 is still getting minutes. Maybe there’s a glimmer of hope for minutes with Ellis down but it looks like those minutes are mostly going to go to Stuckey. If Waiters was healthy I’d probably stream him over Miles, definitely wouldn’t own either long term in a 12er.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Slim: Well, the past 5 are all immediately after a 3 week knee injury stint. I did mention his mins are annoying though, was bad to see them go down Sat. Kinda agree re: Waiters, but Miles is the healthy one now

          • Quintero says:
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            @JB Gilpin: @Slim: thanks guys! Will plan accordingly

  8. Kostas says:
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    Just traded oladipo and Frazier for lavine in my roto…I think Tim will not be roster able in 12ers in the next two weeks and tried to get value out of him now plus I needed ft% help…what do you guys think of the trade??

    • Slim

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      @Kostas: Oladipo going down is scary and it isn’t like he was giving the dstats he was supposed to. I agree on Frazier, esp when Tyreke returns. I’m good with the trade, and I love opening up those roster spots.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Kostas: @Slim: Mannnnn, that’s a lot to give up. I did notice Oladipo being bad at FT oddly… A wrist injury and this rough fall don’t help. I think you coulda gotten more, I like LaVine in Roto though…

        • Kostas says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Sadly no one was willing to give much for frazier in my league so i felt i had to pull the trigger now..i just like the consistent scoring and percentages of lavine and i lost hope that dipo will return to the post-asb defensive numbers that improved his value last year…

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Kostas: Yeah I don’t see the D stats coming back either… I guess LaVine with those nice %s and low-ish TO with the 3s makes him solid in Roto, and he is just getting better and better. Might work!

  9. Rice says:
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    I’ve been on vacation for a week and out of the Razzball loop and I feel lost without you guys.

    What in the world do I do with Elfrid Payton? I was on the verge of dropping him a week ago but I come back and it looks like he’s put together 4 decent games in a row.

    I need another SG on my roster. Tony Allen or Jamaal Crawford?

    • Slim

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      @Rice: I’m streaming Crawford but Tony Allen is solid (allbeit without 3s) until Memphis gets healthy. I’m fine with either. Crawford for 3s/pts, Allen for steals/FG%, and probably boards.

    • Slim

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      @Rice: OH yeah Elfrid. I’m still holding on in the 1 league I’ve got him, I’m middle of the pack and doing ok, I feel like I can wait it out. Maybe this 3game losing streak can get him back in the starting lineup. He should definitely be starting over Augustin.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Rice: @Slim: Welcome back! Let us get you found again! I’d prob keep riding out Elfrid in 12ers, I’m holding too.

        Agree with Slim, the two SG are fine as streamers for need-based issues, I’m streaming Crawford a little now too. I feel like the last 3 years he’s always being streamed haha

  10. v00dr00 says:
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    Cheick looks so legit. The man can play anywhere! Hope he starts getting more minutes. T. Jones looks lost out there all of the time, amazing to me that he can put up the kind of lines he does.

    • Slim

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      @v00dr00: DLeague numbers are solid, although minutes are kind of low. He will probably be a part of the rotation this year, he certainly passes the eyeball test too.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @v00dr00: @Slim: Def agree on T Jones, his shot looks ugly and he looks lost half the time, but then falls into epic lines when he plays a lot. Haven’t seen much of Sweet Cheicks (trademark, Razzball), but I think it’ll be tough to find a role. Ajinca and Asik both signed haha

  11. hamtime says:
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    Hi Jb and @slim,

    Would you drop any of the following to stash ben simmons on IR: deron williams, tjones, danny green, mkg

    and who would you add as the ‘temp’ active guy after rostering simmons – dekker, noah, crabbe, DFS?

    My team is:

    PG – lowry bledsoe dwill
    sg – danny green
    sf – mkg crowder baze
    pf – dieng kanter tjones
    c – whiteside henson

    14m 9 cat

    • JB Gilpin

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      @hamtime: Hey man!

      Aight so your IL is open and you wanna stash…. Can’t you stash Bazemore? I’d rather do that, but I would be OK losing Green for Simmons. Then for the add, I’d do Crabbe in a vacuum I think

  12. Henry says:
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    Hey,

    Just got an offer for my jokic for his T. Young. I am in a ft punt so youngs ft won’t hurt me. And I am also a bit over loaded with broada since I already got Drummond/DJ/Capela in my roster. Do you think it’s a legit trade for me to take? Young only ranked 110 in last 14 day while Jokic is around 30 in this span.

    • Slim

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      @Henry: Pass, you can get better than Thad.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Henry: @Slim: Agree, Jokic is playing too well not to command more.

  13. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    what’s up guys? team’s currently riddled with injuries (Parsons, D’angelo, and Winslow) and I’m currently playing Douggie McBuckets at SF.

    Should I swap him for any of: Oubre, Joe Johnson, Amir Johnson, Lamb, Shumpert, Ingles, or Dekker? yes I’m including half the league.

    Still in first, in a 20-teamer 9-cat, so I can take a little chance on upside.

    Thanks!

    • Slim

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      @SheriffMcRawDawg: Yeah I like what Oubre is doing. I’d make that switch. I don’t see you ever regretting losing McDermot.

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Slim: thanks. any of those others stand out, to keep an eye on? Amir is boring, but steady in a league this deep.. and I have no idea what to think about Joe Johnson or the others…

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Slim: @SheriffMcRawDawg: Oh for sure, Oubre def needs to be owned in 20ers. Meh, rest are boring, maybe see if Lamb gets more and more run. Dekker is solid too, but I don’t really see any further upside, of course barring injury

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          @SheriffMcRawDawg: made that switch btw – riding the oubre wave now

  14. Ryan M says:
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    Hahaha I sat Westbrook last night and still won the week 8-1. TO was the only category that was close and I won by 2.

    Also, would you guys drop Korver and or Gordon for any of the following? : Parsons, Evans (poor Reke..), Marv-Williams, Ilyasova, Mills, Dwight Powell.

    Notes: I have a 7 gm lead over 2nd place and think I can afford a long-term stash. FT% is a need. I have a logjam at PG and am kinda short on SGs+SFs. We have a 16-man roster with no IR and 3 UTIL spots.

    • Slim

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      @Ryan M: I was up by just a couple of blocks… and then Porzingis played.

      Which Gordon? Aaron, yeah I’d move on. Parsons has so much potential. I’d wait him out. We should be getting some news pretty soon.

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        @Slim: Thanks! I’ll swap Parsons for Gordon. It works out nicely because I’ll retain the same number of wings.

        I just replied to myself to clarify that it was Aaron. He’s been killing my FTs and has been a disappointment to say the least. I feel like he might be able to win back some minutes if he can break out of his shooting slump, but I’m not sure that will happen if they keep on pushing him to shoot beyond the arc.

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      @Ryan M: I should specify that I am talking about Aaron Gordon, and this is a 10er.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Slim: @Ryan M: Hah nice win! Yeah if you’re set in the counting stats, def gotta bench Westbrook on sundays for FG% and TO drains most of the time…

        Agree, Parsons still has crazy upside on that team. Almost like him more in a 10er since the upside is worth the gamble IMO. I think we’ll definitely be calling Aaron Gordon must own again, but will it be in Jan or mid-March? Tough to wait that out even in a 12er

  15. Dusty says:
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    I went into the weekend in a blocks battle and had DeAndre Jordan, Drummond, Capela, Plumlee, Faried, and 10 minutes of Noel playing Sat/Sun… Danny Green getting a block Saturday was my only one of the weekend, lost the match 5-4.
    Is there some kind of legacy clause I can invoke to guarantee a minimum number of blocks to my total when something like this happens?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dusty: Damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn. Thats pretty unbelievable. Perils of H2H sometimes! I’ve seen some leagues that play like your player’s averaged over their best 2 games in a week, or you get their high in each cat over a week. Needed some of that!

  16. Johnny Red says:
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    Hey, great stuff, as always.
    Should i drop Noel or D. Booker for adding Eric Gordon?
    I am lacking on 3s.
    8-man 9-cat league. thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Johnny Red: Thanks man! Yeah in an 8er, noel can go. Too uncertain a role, and you can use Gordon for those 3s

  17. please help !! says:
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    12 team 9 cat league daily we use FG, FG% FT% pts 3’s ast stl rbd blk my team is

    guards — schroder, collusion, lin, tyler johnson, t frazier , nick young
    forward/center — draymond, anthony davis, al horford, tobais, dwight powell, d favors
    center– robin lopez

    I haven’t won a rebounding cat yet all year. seam to win the little things. ast, stl, blk and the %’s sometimes. other cats are hit or miss. but we have a 3 person bench no IR and I have been sitting on Lin and Favors all year so no bench to stream in this daily league. So trying to fill my roster with good overall players since I had no mobility. anyways long story short who would you consider my weakest 2 links and would you drop one of them for covington. He does so much except his FG% is garbage and will probably sink me there but I will benefit from everything else he does… would you grab him. thx for your help as always !! Have a great day !!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @please help !!: Yeah well Favors out hasn’t helped at all, and your guards aren’t the “best” rebounders. Still surprised you haven’t gotten it once or twice. Yeah I would probably lose Young and/or Powell for Covington/streaming. So maybe use Powell most of this week for 4 games, but def don’t get married to him and stream some boards if needed this weekend. Have a good one yourself man, thanks!

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        @JB Gilpin: lol here I have 4 wavier pick ups a week and I wasted one by dropping brandon ingram for nick young last night at 2am damn !! again thx for your help and response. !!

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          @please help !!: Hah damn! Well, def save Powell through this week and nab Coving for Young. Any time!

  18. miles proudfoot says:
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    Man, that KOQ joke got me, bringing it back to Bobbitt!

    Who’d you rather stream…Crawford, Crabbe, Oubre? Crabbe has the Monday Tuesday, then drop him for someone on Wednesday. Otherwise take one of the other guys and stream a Tony Allen or Sefolosha Tuesday-Wednesday.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @miles proudfoot: Hah thanks man! Although my junk has hurt all day… Hah. Give me Oubre then Sefolosha as your stream path

  19. Bgrizzle says:
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    What to do with Rubio? Can he be dropped in a 10er if I cant trade him. TJ Warren is on the wire and I feel like I need to make room for him on my squad, specially since this is a keeper league and he would be my 12th round pick for the next 3 years. Do i drop Lou William or Markieff Morris for him or drop Rubio and punt AST? Im the currently ranked 7th in AST and feel like punting could be a viable strategy.

    Guards – Bledsoe, Jrue, Bradley, Collison, , Rubio, Lou Will
    Forwards – Kawhi, Tobias, Markieff
    Centre – Whiteside, Porzingis, Vucevic

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Bgrizzle: Whoa, yeah the keeper factor has me interested in doing that. Def not losing Lou right now. I kinda like the punt AST idea, I just dunno, Rubio is fine… Still kinda worried about TJ’s role. I think I’m just standing pat looking at it again

  20. Game of Zones says:
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    standard 12 team h2h 9 catg league would you trade taj gibson for old man dirk for the rest of the season.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Game of Zones: Have INJ spots? If so, def yes. If not, bleh. Both aren’t even long-term holds for me. Guess Taj is fine. I would prob hold if no INJ

  21. Steve D. says:
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    I’m in a 10 team redraft and looking to consolidate some talent and send 2 players for a single, better, player in return. I’ve been running above average on my burn rates, so I’d like to move a couple guys for a stud that I can just leave in there for a week at a time and not have to worry about it. Any ideas? Here is my roster.

    PG Chris Paul, LAC
    SG Bradley Beal, Wsh
    SF Trevor Ariza, Hou
    PF Hassan Whiteside, Mia
    C Andre Drummond, Det
    G Goran Dragic, Mia PG
    F Serge Ibaka, Orl PF
    UTIL Dennis Schroder, Atl PG
    UTIL Zach LaVine, Min PG, SG
    UTIL Dwyane Wade, Chi SG, SF

    Bench Jabari Parker, Mil SF
    Bench Nikola Vucevic, Orl C
    Bench Jae Crowder, Bos SF, PF

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Steve D.: Def the way to go in 10ers! Ibaka picking it up is nice for ya, maybe try and fix FT a little and your REB look pretty good. Drummond + something to a team that is already FT punting?

  22. Stat Studded says:
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    Hey JB,

    Would you trade Myles Turner for Andre Drummond? 9-cat H2H

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Stat Studded: All depends on the FT punt. Are you punting it? then sure! If not, nah

  23. Lasandro says:
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    Pretty sure John Bobbitt would prefer to have an “injured” KOQ over his current situation. Gah.

    10er 14 cat roto: Barton is I guess still my “stream” but I think it’s premature to drop until Harris is back. Having said that, Favors is now likely back soon and SOMETHING has to be updated about Parsons this week. Henson on the wire too and I’m not quite sure if I should make a move to pick someone up and soon. No one wants Barton in a trade for some reason.

    I was gonna trade away Tobias for someone who rebounds more (Monroe has me intrigued, despite his bench role) but two bleh games in a row has people undervaluing him.. despite his nice season averages.

    Now I have a machine gun. Ho – Ho – Ho.

    Die Hard, Xmas Vacation, Very Murray Xmas, Trading Places. Was Predator set in late December? I’m gonna say, yes.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Lasandro: Haha yeah that was a pretty painful reference. Can’t blame a weak market for Barton in a 10er. I’d prob just ride out Barton, bad mins for Henson so far tonight…

      Def like Christmas Vacation. Young Big Bang Theory dude and young Juliette Lewis haha

  24. Mr. Blast says:
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    Could use some help with this one.

    12 team H2H 13 cat competitive league.

    I have Wall. Lin. Russell. Hill
    Lebron. Bogdanovic. CJ Miles. Ersan. Ellington
    D. Jordan. D. Howard. M. Turner. PLumlee. T. Chandler.

    Need some points & 3s. Stacked on boards.

    Got offered Thad Young & Troy Daniels for Tyson Chandler & Ellington

    Thoughts please ? Appreciated.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mr. Blast: Hmmm, yeah I’m good with that. It’s a lot of blah and Thad Young, a tier above blah haha

  25. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    Hitler was three off. That silly bastard.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JashFath: That goofball!

  26. Doctor G says:
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    Sup JB!? Sounds like you had one helluva weekend there bud! Hope your credit card company takes care of you my man!

    Man I feel kind of Eddie Murphy delirious right now. I just swung for the fences and pulled off a massive deal to get the Greek Freak on my squad in my 12 team H2H Keeper league (keep 3). Traded Horford, DJ, and Oladipo to get it done. The way I see it, I get the Greek Freak AND get rid of Dipo in the same trade!! As Homer Simpson would say, “Woohooo”!! Lol but in all seriousness (and feel free to be blunt here), does this trade get the all elusive JB stamp of approval, or does it kill me for this season? I mean I did open up 2 roster spots, and I know I can fill Dipo’s shartty production thus far with a waiver wire gem, but replacing DJ is gona be tough. Giannis replaces Al. And my 3 keepers next year become KD, Giannis, and Millsap. This is how my new look squadron looks (once everyones healthy and I grab J-Rich off the wire for Memphis Harrison).
    Guards: Holiday, Lin, Rubio, Tyreke, Shelfrid, Smart, GIANNIS (wow, it just sunk in that hes a guard!)
    Fwds: KD, Parsons, TJ, Gallo, J-Rich
    Centre: Millsap
    Obviously I need some help with big man stats. Wire goodies are Aaron Gordon, Delly, Nancy pants, Monta, Mir0, etc. Anywyas, sorry for the long post man, just wanted to get your thoughts!! Keep on rocking life JB!!

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      @Doctor G: nvm, it got vetoed. I guess the owner got cold feet and messaged everyone (including me by accident) asking for them to vote against it, saying he “misunderstood the keeper rules”. Which is funny, because I didn’t misunderstand them. Maybe he saw the freaky line Greek posted tonight and got cold feet? Or probably got second thoughts after the serious bashing he experienced on our chat, about how he got killed in that trade and Greek was going to be the next big thing. Either way, I think its ridiculous and vetos in general are stupid. If there is any obvious collusion then the commish should be able to identify it and veto a trade himself. I’ve petitioned my case to the commish and I’m hoping it gets reversed to the trade that was agreed upon and ACCEPTED by two owners, and if not, I think I’m probably going to have to leave this league because then IMO the integrity is gone, and thats not something that I want to be a part of. Haha i know, fantasy drama right!? Its like an episode of ‘The League’ mixed with ‘Days of our lives’. Ugh.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Doctor G: What’s good, Dr g?! Hah yeah they’ve taken care of it and wasn’t a big deal, they blocked it from the onset. Just “another one of those things” hah.

        I dunno if my stamp of approval is “that” illusive! But yeah in a keeper, i love that deal.

        Ugh, wow that’s awful. First of all, vetoes shouldn’t happen, and second, don’t offer trades if you don’t understand the rules!

        Hah def a little drama, but you have a strong right to be pissed. How long has the other owner been in the league? If this is year 1, as commish, I might try to placate and give the rookie a pass, but if they’ve been in longer than 1 year, then it goes through, no question

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          @JB Gilpin: yeah man, thanks for your understanding! The other owners been in this league for over 10 years now, but this is the first year we’re doing keeper so I guess he could’ve been murky on the rules. But even then, like you said, don’t do trades if you don’t understand the rules!! I double checked and triple checked and did my due dilligence to make sure I knew the rules, he could’ve easily done the same. The commissioner agrees with me though and he’s on my side, but he says he doesn’t know how to make a trade go through since it was already vetoed. I suggested that he might be able to use the commissioner tools to take control of another team and make it happen that way, so I’m still sitting here hoping for the best. Not happy that multiple people have openly admitted to voting against the trade because they’re afraid how strong my team will be in the future though, but that does help strengthen my case!! Thanks for the feedback JB, much love as always!!

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Doctor G: Meh, I mean that’s understandable, but if the rules are in emails or a msg baord, there should be no misundertanding. Ignorance does not mean a trade should be reverted!

            That said, even if the trade goes through/doesn’t go through, I would strongly urge your commish to take off blind vetoing

            • Doctor G says:
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              @JB Gilpin: Yeah, thats the one silver lining in this case. The blind veto has gotten the boot. Only commish can veto now, which is much better.

            • Doctor G says:
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              @JB Gilpin: if this trade doesn’t go through, another owner offered me CJ McCollum for DJ and Reke. Would you make that move given my team build?

              • Doctor G says:
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                @Doctor G: nvm JB, got the trade pushed through. I will officially be a Giannis owner as of the 17th, fingers crossed! Thanks for all of your help my man!

                • JB Gilpin

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                  @Doctor G: Good thing your commish is making good, progressive changes haha.

                  Hell yes on Giannis, woooooo!

  27. Dante Green says:
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    Our wire will run in a couple of days and these are the players I’m placing a $1 bid on (Lol I know, gotta keep it cheap! Hah), dropping Roberson!: Nogueira, Seth C, CJ Miles, Finney-Smith

    Mainly looking for PF/C or/and a PG. Man, our wire is really running thin! You got some ideas you’d want to share bud?? Thanks!

    *this is just a streamer spot because I still have Parsons on the IR Slot, but depending on how Nurkic will play in the next few games, he could be the one to go

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dante Green: I’d either get Egg nog or CJ. I don’t see the other two having enough value for you. I think I’d get Cj then, I know it’s not the position you want, but he’s tossing in some D stats!

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        @JB Gilpin:

        Yeah, sure! Thanks bud!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dante Green: Any time!

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