The fantasy basketball world is like, “bring out your dead!”  “Free up those IL spots!”  “Hope you have some scrubs to drop with everyone getting healthy again!”

With a shot of rum and locker room pyrotechnics, Jobu has unleashed his voodoo magic and Jesus Christ can now hit a curveball!  Or I guess in this metaphor, hit a jump shot.  Well, except if you’re Stephen Curry and you’re behind the 3 point line…  Break up the Lakers!

It was a Sunday resurrection around the association, highlighted (well, for me) by Chandler Parsons getting back on the court yesterday afternoon.  Way to take the spotlight off my Panthers, NBA scheduling!  But good thing I focused on the Panthers, as Parsons was horrific, pulling a Jamal Murray and shooting 0-8 from the field.  “Is that goal regulation size, or what?!”  At least chipped in 3 boards and got a block, but didn’t finish the game with the starters in a close one, playing ~5 minute sets and only 22 minutes.   After that rough anticipation of waiting, seeing such a dud out of the gate makes CP25 an ultimate buy low.  I actually left him in my IL in a few RCLs, predicting a rough one outta the gate.  Frustrated owners might think the knee is to blame, but he’s been practicing in full since before the season, so I think it’s just a little gametime rust.  Just ask Jon Snow, when you get resurrected from the dead, you’re not 100% right out of the gate!  Here’s what else went down over the weekend in fantasy basketball action:

Gordon Hayward The other big wing to get back into action, The Gordon’s Fisherman continued to have labradoodle issues shaking off some rust, but for some reason The Poppycockers (yeah, it’s making a comeback!) kept fouling him.  Pretty empty 28/5/0/0/0 line, but 14-14 FT.  Sure, let’s foul the guy off injury who isn’t making his jumpers (6-17)!  Well, a few freebies were in the final minute of a foul-fest for the Poppies to try and comeback, but even Spike Lee could tell the Knicks weren’t Doing The Right Thing!

George Hill I still think he might be a good sell high with Gordon back, but didn’t show it yesterday going a sexy-efficient 23/2/9/2/0 with no TO on 8-12 shooting.  #Rotoboner.

Josh Richardson Another zombie returning from the dead over the weekend, and like Parsons, the new J-Rich struggled in his first 12 minutes.  0-4 FG for a palindrome 0/1/0/1/0 line with 2 TO.  It’ll of course get better.

Tyler Johnson Going into the year, I was worried J-Rich would siphon off too many minutes.  I’ve always been a Tyjo fan too!  But sadly didn’t invest anywhere, and now he’s off back-to-back rainbow lines including 16/4/2/3/2 Friday night, with 4 treys.  Dayum.

Gary Harris Yet another who returned, but unlike the slow-starters, played well going 12/4/1/1/1 with no TO until the last few minutes of the 4th, when I decided to call it and wrap up these notes.  5-10 FG with a trey.  Nice start!  We’ll see how it goes!

Dirk Nowitzki Well, with all these guys returning, there had to be someone to go down.  With every action, there is an equal reaction!  Or something like that…  Gonna miss at least the next two games, and the (barely) 1-5 Mavericks look like they might rebuild.  No rush for Dirk…  I’d be exhausted if I did that much Germinating too!

Dwight Powell Disappointing… Gets paid, no Dirk…  And only 10 minutes last night.

J.J. Barea One of the bigger surprises from early this season is Barea, who is easily at a must-own level right now.  21/6/5/1/0, and with Wesley Matthews as cold as Kanye at VMA awards (3-17 FG 3-14 3PTM last night), is taking a huge onus of this squad.  There was no Deron Williams either, but JJ had been doing this with or without D-Will.  JJ is an early-season, waiver wire gold digger!

Dorian Finney-Smith Who?!  Was a little bit of a surprise to make the Mavs roster, then suddenly gets 32 minutes last night, over the 10 from Justin Anderson.  Hah, you just know what we have to call Finney-Smith…  DFS!  That won’t be confusing…  DFS for 5/3/0/3/1, and 5 of his 6 shots were treys.  Quintessential 3-n-D.  But +17 to Anderson’s -9.  Has some crazy length, and could easily have just passed Anderson for that go-to, wing defender off the bench.

Derrick Rose After ball-hogging his way to an anemic AST rate for a starting PG, put up 19 AST in two games over the weekend.  Punt-AST teams that drafted him are like, “wtf is this?!”

Kent Bazemore Well, ya know for going 0-7 on Friday night, a 0/3/5/1/2 line isn’t the worst…  But you wanna know what helps remedy offensive woes?!  Playing the Rockets!  20/4/4/3/0 Saturday, getting his shot back on track.  I’m not cheering for him to fail, but if he went back to a bench role, at least we’d get more sick celebrations!

Dennis Schroder Hasn’t been the smoothest ride, but had a nice back-to-back of 20/7/3 Friday then 17/3/12 against the unable-to-guard-PGs-D’Antonis on Saturday.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson OK, you ready to have your mind blown?  The 11 Pts RHJ scored Friday night against the Hornets matched his points scored on the season.  No, not his PPG.  His total points!  Dude had only scored 11 points in the first 5 games!  11/8/6/4/0 for a great line in a big turnaround, shooting 4-5.  But drafting him has still felt more like a big reacharound.

Sean Kilpatrick – Keeps the good time rollin’ for 19/4/4/2/0 in that Friday night game.  4.8 3PTA and 4.7 FTA a game.  Taking treys AND taking it to the cup?!  What a playa!  I bet he’s taking two girls to the cup as well!  Even though it’s tough to trust Kenny Asshat, I’d be sure Kilpatrick is owned in your 12ers.

Isaiah Whitehead – Mr. Acne got the start with Jeremy Lin and the Twerp Greivis Vasquez still out, going 8/2/3/2/1.  Another 3 TO though, and he’s not the best shooter (0-3 3PTM), but deep leagues needing a D-stat boost could do worse for the time being…

Cody Zeller Pulled a D Rose, tallying 6 dimes Friday night after only 3 total through his first 4 games.  10/6/6/2/1 with no TO thanks to some Asshat defending.

Terrence Ross Even with DeMarre Carroll continuing to look awful, T-Ross only got 19 minutes and 8 points in a loss last night, fresh off 15 and 20 point games.  They still want to start DMC for the defense, but he’s 1-10 FG with 0 steals the past two outings.  I could see Ross consistently out-minutesing him at some point, plus he’s getting a ton of steals – another 2 last night.

Jonas Valanciunas Sat last night with a knee booboo.  Jakob Poeltl fouled out in 18 minutes as Boogie tore the interior apart, and the Raptors lost to the Kings at home.  Rub some dirt on it, Luminescent Lithuanian!

Devin Booker Despite all my T.J. Warren love, it was D-Book who was having everything go his way Friday night.

Hell, it was against the Pelicans, they have so much negative juju going on, you’d think voodoo would have a big prevalence there!  Oh…  Anywho, 38/4/3 on 13-22 shooting, but no stocks and 6 TO…  Still love me my T.J.

Lance Stephenson Ugh, so much for that…  Had to have groin surgery.  I feel about as queasy as I did when I finally watching The Walking Dead season premiere this weekend…  Talk is the Pelicans might waive him and sign Archie Goodwin.  “You’re only good to us with a healthy groin, Lance, just ask EMBIIIIID!”

Terrence Jones – Goes from DNP-CD a few games ago to your Pels starting 4, putting up an insane 19/7/6/1/4 line.  I have so much Tjones frustration than I’m popping an aneurysm as I write this blurb.  Add him in all leagues.  FT% remains an issue – 0-4 in that game – but so much upside.  Why in the hell didn’t the Rockets play this guy?!  Why in the hell is it eating all the satellites?!

Dwyane Wade Dr. Jekyll Mr. Hyde-d it this weekend!  Absurd 35/10/1 against The Poppycockers on Friday, then atrocious 4/1/0/1/0 with 2 TO on 1-9 shooting against the Pacers.  Didn’t rub enough Bengay on himself on the back-to-back!

Chris Paul Had a battle of bigger fantasy lines vs. Mike Conley Friday night!  27/4/11/6/2 with only 1 TO, along with 14-15 FT.  Remember when he was banged up to start last year, and everyone panicked (aherm, I didn’t!  …looks the other way…)?!  Anyone that bought low in a keeper or dyno are reaping some mad rewards.  CP3 probably wins, but Conley was 30/2/10/1/2 with 0 TO and 7 treys.  Look at at that production on only 1 combined TO!  Hey C.J., when Conley is off such a hot game, mayyyyyybe you don’t leave him this open at the end of the quarter yesterday…

Marc Gasol 7-14 yesterday afternoon was his first game at 50% from the field.  Was shooting 34.1% going into that game.  Taking iso jumpers, popping out for 3s…  That FG% is gonna be a problem, as he’s slowly Ibaka-ing his game.  Deeper range on his FGA is also impacting his boards, getting only 3 in that game.  At least the BLK are mostly still there.  For now.

C.J. McCollum Tied a career high by putting up 37 on the Grizz, in a 37/4/2/1/1 line with 6 treys.  C the J, be the J!  But as we saw above, don’t play the D…

Stephen Curry – As mentioned in the open, 0-10 3PTM and his first game without a trey since I learned how to count.  To be fair, I’m not very smart, and it took me a while…  I still gotta think this gets turned around.  Not like the Warriors are going to lose to the Lakers by 20 most of the time…

Larry Nance – Man, there have been a few Stranger Things, but Nance is coming alive!  12/9/2/0/1 on 6-6 shooting Friday night, and coming of age like he just lost his V card to Steve Harrington.  Certainly 12er worthy.  Hopefully his game late last night went swimmingly and this analysis isn’t Upside Down.  I was sleepy time around when this tipped…

Julius Randle 20/14/2/1/1 in that Dubs beatdown, but I’m sad after those 6 dimes in the opener, we’re not seeing a little more facilitating.  That would make me like Randle more…

Lou Williams Also played big in that Warriors win, going 20/2/4/3/1.  I’m really pissed that Sweet Lou is playing a sour 23 minutes, all in the name of showcasing Nick Young.  LouDub’s numbers are actually way better than they were in 28:27 MPG last year.  He’s worth a 12er roster spot in most leagues methinks, but I’ve always had a soft spot for my Sweet Lou.

Karl-Anthony Towns Had a fun little hero-ball battle with Russell Westbrook at times against OKC Saturday night – scoring 33 points – but Wiggins-ing it with an empty line.  Been playing next to that lazy Canadian too long!  33/6/0/0/1, but added 3 treys.  KAT is up to 1.6 treys a game now.  KAT man do threes!  Even if they look like FTs for him…

Steven Adams On the flip side, Adams had a nice line as well, going 14/8/2/2/2.  His FT stroke looked really true as well, making a pair of freebies for a small-sample, small-volume 90.9% thus far in 16-17.  The blocks coming along is making me feel like I might indeed have to pull an Ozzy Osbourne and eat a live crow here….

Emmanuel Mudiay Kinda burying the lead.  This:

Now, of course he cooled off a ton, but that’s why I ranked him high.  A starting PG with crazy potential.

Wilson Chandler Despite Slim hating the surname “Chandler” in the NBA context, went 22/5/2/1/0 on 8-14 shooting when I went to bed as this game was ending.  19+ Pts in 3 straight now, getting a few boards…  Pretty empty through, with not a ton of treys and virtually no Ast/Stl/Blk.

Andre Drummond The king of shoulder hair bounced back from a StanVan benching to go 19/20/1/1/3 against the Nugs.  Almost a Goromotaro!  And a dominating Pistons win, they were up like 19-2 to start that game.

Bobby Portis Got some junk time burn as the Pacers were blowing em out, going 16/5/1 on 7-9 shooting Saturday night.  But only 3 minutes the game before…  Dammit Bobby!

Jeff Teague Hopefully you bought low after a slow start, as fresh off a 16/4/6 bounceback on Thursday goes 21/1/6 with 3 treys in a nice Pacers win Saturday.  Indy had been coming along pretty slow; this was a big W blowing out da Bulls.

C.J. Miles Man, I did not see Miles having this sort of role!  16+ points the past 3 games, capped off with a 20/4/1 line Saturday with 4 treys.  Sure a little bit was likely in junk time, but apparently the high-flyin’, high-octane Pacers offense still need a spark off their bench!

Jeff Green Speaking of sparks off the bench, and no NBA talent has really sputtered like Jeff Green!  Hah, well that might be hyperbolic, I’m just remembering how much I liked him for what I thought would be a breakout 13-14 season with the C’s!  18/5/3/0/1 in a nail-biting win over the Wall-less Wizards.

Serge Ibaka – Green played mostly PF, due to SKIIIIIIILES!!! benching Ibaka most of the second half.  Oh wait, what?!  A NORMAL coach did this to us?!  VOOOOOOOOGEL!  The Wizards play smaller stretch-4 types, so the matchup play at least makes a little sense…

John Wall Frustrating DNP-rest.  He played minutes in preseason just fine and is at 34:18 MPG thus far…  Where’s Wall, doh?!  Tomas Satoransky got the start and got 32 minutes, but a bleh 8/2/3/1/0 line.

Joel EMBIIIIIIID – Almost added a few extra “I”s by nearly beating the Cavs Saturday night!

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

22/6/2/1/4 against the defending champs, but the Sixers remain winless losing by a single point.  Like The Lego Movie, everything has been awesome, except that little tiny stat called TO.  6 in that one, bringing his season average to 4.3.  But the USG is still insane in the membrane, as was the 4-4 3PTM Saturday!  I’ll bet if Embiid is having trouble getting his motor going with the ladies, he just smiles at them and says “trust the process”!

Robert Covington Trust that… he can make shots again?!  1-10 from the field including 1-9 3PTM.  Maybe you try a dribble drive at some point, Lord Covington?!  Now 16.7% from the field on the season, but at least he’s chipping in some D stats!

Ersan Ilyasova I think I made Slim’s face go pale – go Ghostface – when I said over/under 16 PPG for Ersan while on the Sixers on the Pod.  I got scoffed at I say, scoffed at!  21/4/0/0/0 in an empty ThrAGNOF output, but indeed 4 treys and he’s at 17.5 PPG so far!  Woo!

LeBron James It’d be really cool if up until the last week or two, LeBron and Westbrook are trying to pad their stats in a season-average tripdub race.  22.8/8.8/10.7 thus far, accentuated by 25/8/14 in that Sixers win.

Garrett Temple Had a huge weekend, going 19/3/4/3/0 against the Bucks on 7-10 shooting (5-6 3PTM), then a usable 8/3/1/1/1 last night.  They paid him to fill many roles, so I think he still gets burn despite playing a lot of PG right now.  Deep league flier.

Mirza Teletovic – As ThrAGNOF as it gets, hitting 7 treys Saturday night.  22/0/1/0/0 and 7-9 FG (7-9 3PTM).  Hah!  But that’s what ThrAGNOFs are for!

 

I hope everyone had a great weekend, and you’re pumped for week 3!  Catch you tomorrow!

  1. marimon says:
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    I offered my capela for his convington and he instantly accepted. Did i screw up?
    I still have milsap, brolo, vuc, pau for bigs, and only have TJ warren, terrence jones as SF

    • Slim

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      @marimon: That’s fine since you don’t punt FTs but I’m losing faith in Covington, his minutes have got to be in jeopardy.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @marimon: @Slim: Yeah it seems like a swap of last roster spot for last roster spot

  2. Red says:
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    Hey mate gotta get some help been offered Ryan Anderson for Robert covington. Who you prefer going forward.

    Thanks

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Red: I guess I’ll go Ryno. Lose the Covington steals but you also lose his TOs and FG%, without losing the 3s.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Red: @Slim: Agree, gotta be Ryno at this point. He has injury risk, but RobCo has got to be a minutes risk at some point soon

  3. hamtime says:
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    I don’t even want to tell you that I traded my westbrook+elfrid for AD+d’angelo.. but i did. I was losing 2-9 in an 11-cat league and rusty just wasn’t getting it done.

    • Slim

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      @hamtime: Eh, it isn’t far off. I could make an argument either way.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @hamtime: @Slim: Yeah it’s not awful, I don’t think I woulda done it though. You inherit that injury risk, plus in 11-cat, you can afford to lose FG and TO more easily than 9 cat

  4. Tyler says:
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    Drop carroll for josh richardson? Who has more upside?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Tyler: Sure, and JRich does since most of Toronto won’t let Carroll touch the ball.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Tyler: @Slim: Definitely. Carroll is looking like he’s not fitting now… J-Rich def has the upside too!

  5. Lasandro says:
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    Kanye be like: “She gives me JJ, when I’m in nee-eeeeeed!”

    That was Asshat carrying BLo out to the undertaker. “But I’m not dead, Coach!” Thank God I dont have to worry about that anymore (traded away, as per my post on the podcast thread).

    Haha that 5th Element ref had me LOLing all over the place. TJones is such an Eggnot.

    Even in 13 bloody minutes, Nurk goes for 4/6/2/1/1! Prior to yesterday’s dud (the other Nugs were too hot to bench), he was one of FOUR players to average 15/10 and 2 blks. Crazy talk. Honestly tho man, hit a damn free throw smh..

    • Slim

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      @Lasandro: And jokic goes 9/5/2/1/1 in 22 minutes, I guess that makes it 4-2 in favor of Nurkic. Malone was hot pissed at Nurkic at the start of the 2nd half, yanked him and never brought him back, but both coaches love their small ball so it made sense.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: @Slim: Hah nice! Sorry if I missed it, a little behind on comments this morning.

        Hah, “Agnot, is that you?! What an ugly face!”

        Yeah the minutes are going to be a night-in, night-out frustrating. Jokic with the surging comeback!

  6. jonny says:
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    Would you trade ellis for wade or warren in an assist punt? Trying to improve my FG a bit and should be okay for steals.

    H2H 12 team

    Bradley, Ellis
    Fournier, ariza, bazemore, RHJ
    Crowder, Parsons
    Morris, Porzingis, Favors
    KAT, Nurkic

    • Slim

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      @jonny: In an assist punt I think I would lose Ellis 1st for TJ. He is facilitating alot more and not really looking for his shot. He’s been real solid with those assists though so no need to sell him short.

      • jonny says:
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        @Slim:

        Thanks Slim! Do you like wade over TJ? I’m trading away ellis and have offers for both of them. Maybe I could wait it out and try to get a bit more than either of them too

        • Slim

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          @jonny: Yes I would lose Wade for TJ too. You lose some 3s (weird) but that’s about it.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @jonny: @Slim: Yeah def taking TJ for Ellis. You gain a ton in TO rate too. Yup gimme TJ over Wade as well. Hah yeah, odd Wade is no a 3-shooter! I’d run and take that TJ deal before it’s off the table

            • jonny says:
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              @JB Gilpin:

              Aaaand it’s gone 🙁 Shoulda accepted right away… Would you do it for wade with my assist punt or should I hold out?

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @jonny: With Wade shooting 3s, and more TO…. Nah I think I’d hold

  7. Marshalll says:
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    Would you trade brook Lopez for favors? DNP/minutes vs injury risk

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Marshalll: I’ll stick with Lopez, reluctantly.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Marshalll: @Slim: Yeahhhhh, probably sticking with Brolo as well

  8. JakeTPE says:
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    Hey JB! Loving the weekend recap! Hope you had a good one.

    Streamed Sergio early in the week but after his B2B I brought in Mudiay. I haven’t been emphasizing points this season but after last night I’m thinking he’s a keeper, at least for the short term?

    Speaking of PG, who’s a better IR stash? Jrue or Rubio? We don’t do FG% so that’s not a factor. Jrue is reported to be ready middle of the month (as a bonus I could annoy my buddy who drafter Frazier). Rubio disappointed in his few games before the shoulder thing so maybe he’ll come out firing?

    Thanks for the input. Have a good one, JB!

    • Slim

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      @JakeTPE: Jrue for sure, we don’t know anything about Rubio’s injury and I would bet against him coming out hot. Jrue should be good to go, a little rusty for sure but top 50 when out there for sure.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Slim: Thanks, Slim! Looking forward to hearing you on the pod this week.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Slim: @JakeTPE: Thanks man, appreciate that and appreciate ya reading! Agree, gimme Mudiay for right now. More upside. You watch that Youtube?! Holy shizz!

          I think it’s closer – still love my Rubio – but yeah kinda thinking Jrue as well as a pure stash in IR.

          Have a good week man!

  9. Threekola says:
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    Would you trade Pau for Val?

    Pau and Schroder for Porzingis?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Threekola: JV is still JV and now he’s hurting with a knee, I won’t say this often but sure I’ll go Pau. 2nd one, Porzingis by a lot. I doubt that happens but yes absolutely.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Threekola: @Slim: I think both are pretty even. I like the Porzingis side in that one better. Ehhhh, I might JV to be honest

  10. RicoSuave says:
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    Great Job JB!

    12 team H2H weekly points league…

    for my Util spot, who do you think I should start? … I need two

    Sergio Rodriguez Vs Uta, @ Ind, Vs Ind, @ Atl ; (4 gms)

    Mirotic Vs Orl, @ Atl, @ Mia, Vs Wash; (4 gms )

    Terrence Jones @ GS, @ Sac, @ Mil, Vs LAL; (4 gms)

    K. Faried @ Mem, Vs GS, Vs Det, @ Por; (4 gms)

    Trevor Booker Vs Min, @ NY, @ Pho. (3 games).

    Thanks man!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @RicoSuave: I’ll go Sergio and… I’m gonna roll the dice with Terrence Jones.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @RicoSuave: @Slim: Thanks man! Yup I like Sergio as well, I think he gets the most minutes out of this bunch. Thennnn, yeah I think you gotta roll the dice on Tjones as well

        • RicoSuave says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Thanks guys!!!

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @RicoSuave: Any time!

  11. Charles says:
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    I am growing impatient with demarr Carroll. Is he a drop candidate? Will he bounce back?

    • Slim

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      @Charles: Yeah I think so. The shots aren’t going up by much if at all even if he does get back to 30 minutes per game. Even in his prime in ATL he was a bottom of the roster guy in a 12er.

      • Charles says:
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        @Slim: ok thx … What a waste to draft him at the 9th round… Maybe I can consider Moe harkless to replace him?

        • Slim

          Slim says:
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          @Charles: Harkless looks good. Minutes are phenomenal. Yeah I’d make that move.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Charles: @Slim: Agree, he needs 30+ minutes to be a value. I’m fine with Harkless, but I would be more apt to stream the spot or weight some other options

            • Scott says:
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              @JB Gilpin:Harkless is a good streamer this week. 4 games and 3 weak opponents for the Blazers.

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Charles: @Scott: Aha then yeah, I’m good with Harkless. Hadn’t seen their sched yet

                • Charles says:
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                  @JB Gilpin:

                  Thx guys I actually went with Rubio instead, wanna go for the upside!!!!

                  • JB Gilpin

                    JB Gilpin says:
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                    @Charles: Cool, yeah sounds encouraging for Rubio, def think he needs to be stashed!

                    • Charles says:
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                      @JB Gilpin:

                      Great. Let’s hope for the best! I actually dropped redick for Rubio in another league. Gotta love the top 50 upside!!!!

                    • JB Gilpin

                      JB Gilpin says:
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                      Yup for sure! I’m cheering for Ricky to bounce back too, mi Amor Ricky!

  12. LOLER says:
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    Hey Slim and JB!

    My money league lineup this year:

    PG – CP3, Kyle Lowry, Kemba Walker, Isaiah Thomas
    SG – Brandon Knight, Rodney Hood, RHJ
    SF – Danilo Gallinari, TJ WOAH-RUUUUUNNNNN, Chandler Parsons
    PF – LaMarcus Aldridge, Frank Kaminsky
    C – Brook Lopez
    IL – Tyreke Evans, Jared Sullinger

    I’m in the middle of the pack and was thinking of getting some trades. Who should I aim for? Planning to punt big man stats. LOL

    Thanks again as always!

    • Slim

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      @LOLER: So what are we punting? FG%, boards, and blocks? Those to me are the big man stats and yeah all 3 look rough with boards being the best. You should be real solid at all the rest and I don’t really see anyone that’s a problem. I don’t know… anyone you’re thinking of targetting?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @LOLER: @Slim: Hey man! Yeah FG% is lost. Boards could still be OK. So you’d want rebounding FG% risks, maybe like Julius Randle on the cheap? Marc Gasol would fit that well. ohhhh buy low on Ibaka

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          @JB Gilpin: @Slim Thinking about getting a wing upgrade… Or maybe get Paul Millsap? He’s the big I think this team needs. Kevin Love could be good too since he has 3s and a good FT%age. But I was really surprised by Brook’s freedom to shoot 3s this year. Annnnnd I am NOT complaining. Haha! Can’t wait for the next pod!

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @LOLER: Got ya on today’s!

  13. Dee says:
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    Hey – Deng or Leuer ROS?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Dee: This shouldn’t be close but I don’t know what’s going on with Dengs min. I’d be willing to move on, if Leuer doesn’t work out then we’ll just move on again.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Dee: @Slim: Def Deng still ROS for me, but agree with Slim, he can be dropped for any streamer really

  14. Anton says:
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    Should i trade rubio and covington for teague?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Anton: Yeah i would considering i dropped Covington for Swaggy in a 12er earlier in the week. Plus isn’t Rubio hurt already? …… Yes i checked. Take that deal immediately if it’s been offered

    • Slim

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      @Anton: Yeah, I’ll take Teague. Both those 2 are real tough buys right now though, I kind of doubt they do it.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Anton: @Bye Felica: @Slim: Def Teague for me as well. Rubio is a risk, pretty close to Teague coming into the season anyway, and Covington is looking like a 12er drop

  15. Bye Felica says:
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    Man you’re always hating on my Lakers. Especially Randle. He’s about to prove you wrong!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Bye Felica: He’s playing well, and if he’s going to give 2 solid percents then the TOs aren’t too tough to deal with. Stls/blks aren’t going to be his strength but as long as he stays in the combined 1.5-2.0 range, plus the %s, we may be looking at a bit of a breakout and potentially a top 50 guy.

  16. I am the Walrus says:
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    Marcus Morris or Gallinari?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @I am the Walrus: Marcus looks good this year but ultimately it’s Gallo, the difference being the FT volume and percent.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @I am the Walrus: @Slim: Yeah I didn’t understand the Marcus hate, but still going Gallo as well

  17. MJC says:
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    Should I use waiver #4 to attempt to get Winslow or is his shooting too horrific?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MJC: his shooting wasn’t “that” bad until the past 2, I would def add him

  18. Doctor G says:
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    Wudup JB!! So my dreams have come true and I got offered millsap for my Rudy Gay. Obvious great sell high moment and I’m likely taking it, but just wanted to run it by you first. Also, is Elf on the Shelf droppable?? I know you guys got mad love for Payton, but he’s off to a rough start and I’m kind of a punt assists team atm (unless I get millsap).

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Doctor G: Whats up man?! Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, yeah def take Millsap haha. Def hold Payton, if you really wanna rid yourself of him, wait until he strings some good games together and sell

      • Doctor G says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks man!! Yeah I’ll hold elfrid and hope he strings some good ones together. As for that trade, my ONLY concern is that haters gona hate, and use that vetoe, but I certainly hope not! That’s not what the “vetoe” is there for. Ugh. Anyways, thanks for your help as always pal!!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Doctor G: Ugh, don’t get me started on vetoes. I have vetoed out the veto setting of all my leagues haha

  19. Justin says:
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    Someone dropped Reggie Jackson in my 8 person 9 cat league. I already have crowder in the IL spot. Is Reggie worth a pickup?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Justin: 8er is soooo tough. Sounds like Crowder should be back soon-ish though too. I’d probably add RJax still

  20. Scott says:
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    Blake Griffin for Porzingis? I’m punting Points.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: I’m good with that!

  21. Jenny says:
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    Got offered a tray. My paul milsap for his klay thompson and emmanuel mudiay. been killing it in rebounds so i can afford to sell one of my big men, he’s been killing in assists/3s

    My team: lavine, iguodola, kemba, robert covington, parsons, tobias harris, AD, nurkic, favors, harkless, wilson chandler, gallo, milsap and jrue holdiay (IL)

    His team: mudiay, eric gordon, james harden, solomon hill, dryamond green, klay thompson, joel embiid, ryan anderson, mike conley, darren collison, jr smith, brook lopez, bojan bogdanovic

    Any good counter-offers?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jenny: Yeah I’m likely passing on that. I was impressed by Mudiay last night and he has upside, but meh. I def wouldn’t sell Millsap very low. I don’t even feel great about Klay + Conley. You do need 3s though and its a logjam at C for you. I’m iffy on it, but I would shoot that high if not higher

      • Slim

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        @JB Gilpin: Impressed by Mudiay? Wow I am the complete oposite and I’ve seen almost all the Denver minutes. 34% shooting and 3.2:4.8 ast:to, I’d let someone else have that problem. Nice to see improved FT shooting but that’s probably just the small sample size.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slim: While we did discuss on the Pod, to be fair, I did say “last night”.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Jenny: Yeah no bueno, I stay away from the 2 side of a 2-er-1. It almost always favors the 1.

  22. PHIL says:
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    What is your take of picking up Maurice Harkless?

    • Doctor G says:
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      @PHIL: wildly inconsistent. Literally flip flops solid games with garbage ones. I would have to think that the consensus at this point is that Mo is an end of the bench/last roster spot guy in a 12er. I’ll leave it to the experts to agree or disagree though.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @PHIL: @Doctor G: Agree, he’s just a streamer for me. Minutes are usually there which is nice, and as Scott mentioned above, they have a nice sched this week (4 games, PHO, SAC, DEN at home)

  23. dom says:
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    back end of a b2b concern for Favors? Any chance you’d play Ryan Anderson @WAS over Favors (b2b, @PHI) tonight? What about Elfrid (@CHI) over either one?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dom: Def a concern. I would try my best to gauge my matchup, I know that’s hard to do on Monday though. Ast/Stl play elfrid, 3s play Ryno.

  24. Dusty says:
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    What do you think of Eric Bledsoe moving forward? His already mediocre FT% (for a PG) is down, treys aren’t falling, assists and steals are down with 0 blocks, but boards are up and less TOs.
    Are Booker and Warren emerging putting him into a less involved role or just rust from knee problems? Good buy low candidate?

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      @Dusty:

      agreed is this due to the development of warren and booker??

      or is it that his only 7 games into a season coming of a season ending knee injury.

      tj warren and bookers increased usage shouldnt effect his steal and blocks rate so i attain that as due to knee surgery

      his 3 point shooting is just a slump and will return to normal. teh same goes with his free throw shooting. this will return to career norms.

      so therefore maybe he gets a shot or two less a game but this could be made up in efficency and also icnrease assist rate to both warren and booker. surely it helps point guards when they both have two reliable shooters at teh 2 and 3 position.

      also suns running 3rd highest pace in teh league which will also help.

      Thoughts jb and slim?

      • Dusty says:
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        @david: Bledsoe still over IT2/3, Conley and Dragic? He’s on the right end of alternating 40 and 80 game seasons, still getting 34mpg on a bionic knee so I don’t know what to think.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @david: @Dusty: I’m gonna be lame and say a combo of the pair. Bledsoe should still be the alpha on this offense. Warren took the reigns a few games, then Booker the past 2. Which i guess convinces me it’s more the new wings developing. The one thing I still really like is the FT volume is still there, so he’s been aggressive and not too complacent.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Dusty: @david: @Dusty: @JB Gilpin: Oh and yeah, i would still have them over those guys. Dragic and Conley are up a little bit overall, but pre-rank I ordered them E Bled, IT2/3, Dragic, Conley and I stand by that

  25. PHIL says:
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    How does E’Twaun Moore look this week ?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @PHIL: Meh he’s so hit or miss and the Pels running weird rotations… I do like the sched though, nice fill-in streamer for weekly leagues

  26. JG says:
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    Hey Guys,

    12 team, 9 cat H2h league; Covington was just dropped and I could use another SF. I’m FT% punting with Drum/DJ/Whiteside/Capela.

    Would you use #2 waiver priority and drop JaMychal, Mudiay, Kilpatrick, or J. Richardson for him? Leaning towards JaMychal as I have a deep roster of bigs and don’t need his rebounds/blocks.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @JG: be prepared to punt FG% as well. I would probably hold or drop Richardson for him if you want him that bad. I just lost him in a 12er for Swaggy fkn P lol

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @JG: @Bye Felica: Mannnn, I dunno. I kinda like all of your last 4 haha. but yeah with Parsons around, Green looking iffy. I’m actually good with that swap

        • JG says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Ya, FG% is my only concern as Schroder, Payton and Mudiay are already low..

          Thanks as always JB. I’ll prob take the gamble in hopes that Ro-co turns the shooting around. Those tasty steals and 3s are tough to pass up.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @JG: Yeah no fun to have low guys sink your high guys, but he looked better yesterday and I think he’s worth the add

  27. Joe says:
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    …I did a bad thing. I just acted on a naughty fantasy (see what I did there?!). I dropped Knight. I couldn’t take it. I bought a lottery ticket with T.Jones. And you know what? I don’t regret dropping that jester.

    I guess the question to start thinking about is this: if T.Jones doesn’t work out – and I think we’ll see this week if he’s going to be given a serious shot at sticking with the starting lineup – who would you tab as a high floor replacement between Taj, MKG, Tyler Johnson, Miles, or Lou?

    Team: Lowry, Conley, Collison, Beal, Batum, Parsons, T.Jones, M.Morris, Millsap, Zingis, Gobert

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe: Hahaha, I just asked that question on the Podcast and I hadn’t even seen this comment yet! Slim took Jones too. Kinda thinking Tyjo would be your next option

  28. Eddie Rooskie says:
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    Now I don’t want you guys to get the wrong idea here, but I understand if you do… I’ve had a crush on Myles Turner for quite some time now. Stole him in the 7th round I believe and never looked back.

    However, there are moments in life when you just have to learn how to let go and I’m afraid this may be one of them. Correct me if I’m wrong but I just received a 1 to 1 trade proposal I’m inclined to accept for:

    My Sweet Myles
    His Stifle Tower

    Please don’t make me chose on my own!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Eddie Rooskie: Nah man. Myles has better % and blocks. No bueno.
      Rudy is good don’t get me wrong but I rather have Turner for his occasional trey and better %’s

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Eddie Rooskie: @Bye Felica: So what are the keeper rules? Actually I’m with Bye, in a vacuum, in a dynasty setting with the same or no penalty, I’d take Myles!

  29. Ivan Wu says:
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    Should I drop any of J Rich, Sergio, or Delly for Danny Green coming off injury? In terms of ROS value? Thanks!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Ivan Wu: top 200 ranks are still the same at this point. I have no idea because i don’t own any of those guys in a 12er. I’d be inclined to pass on Green tho.

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          @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB and Felica!

  30. Doctor G says:
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    JB, got another quick question for ya if you have time. So Rubio has been dropped in my 12 team 9 cat H2H keeper league. My team looks like this right now

    Guards: Conley, Dipo, Payton
    Fwds: KD, Parsons, TJ, Marcus Morris, Gallo, and Gay (pending trade for Millsap)
    Cs: DJ, Nurk, Horford, Tyson Chandler
    IL spots: Tyreke and Linsanity
    Does it make sense to grab n stash Rubio? Obviously I’m going to have a roster crunch at some point and need to make some room for my IL guys, but my thinking is that whenever Lin/Reke come off IL, I’m going to have to drop someone anyways (most likely Tyson), so I might as well drop Tyson now for Rubio. That way when lin/reke return, I can just swap the 2. I know Ricky doesn’t really fit in with my build but at his point I just want to accumulate as much value as possible. What ya think??

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Doctor G: i would do that immediately

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Doctor G: @Bye Felica: Yeah def get Rubio. I’m not too big on Reke. I would lose Chandler for Rubio, drop Reke, IL Rubio, and stream the newly made open spot

  31. Wes says:
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    I need quick fantasy advise for week 3. which two players do I start? Frazier, Conley, Dunn, or Kilpatrick? Conley only plays 2 games this week. Any advise???

    • Wes says:
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      @Wes: ADVICE ****

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Wes: weekly lock? Ugh…

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Wes: @Bye Felica: Sorry if we didn’t get ya in time! I’d prob play Frazier and Kilpatrick

  32. Boldin says:
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    Hi JB, 16 team league with this team:

    1. (7) Karl-Anthony Towns C
    2. (26) Kristaps Porzingis PF,C
    3. (39) Derrick Favors PF,C
    4. (58) Dennis Schroder PG
    5. (71) D’Angelo Russell PG
    6. (90) Jordan Clarkson PG,SG
    7. (103) Avery Bradley PG,SG
    8. (122) Justise Winslow SF,PF
    9. (135) Terrence Jones SF,PF
    10. (154) Buddy Hield SG
    11. (167) Josh Richardson SG,SF (PLACED IN IR, brought Jerami Grant)
    12. (186) JaMychal Green PF
    13. (199) Alec Burks (DROPPED FOR Trevor Booker)

    I have a couple of questions:

    Should I add Archie Goodwin instead of Buddy Hield? Who do you see yourself playing more? Is Goodwin meant to be the new starting PG? I am also interested in Nance but I dont want to have 3 players from the same team.

    If so, would you drop Jerami Grant to activate Josh Richardson from waivers?

    Thanks a lot

    • Boldin says:
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      *Activate Josh Richardson from Injured Roster Spot*

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Boldin: solid 16 team there. I’d grab nance over Goodwin. Jru will be back soon and Goodwin isn’t that good to begin with.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Boldin: @Bye Felica: Nahhhhh, I’m not investing in Goodwin. I’d drop Hield to activate J-Rich and leave it at that, but keep an eye on Nance coming off this concussion, and if he maintains the game after he’s back, readdress and maybe nab him

  33. timathao says:
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    Would you trade ibaka for steven adams? Or do you think ibaka can get better?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @timathao: You could possibly do better due to name recognition.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @timathao: @Bye Felica: Agree, I would rather stick it out with Ibaka for now

  34. Dante Green says:
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    I just got an offer: His Agordon, Joke for my Clarkson, Kief, Sergio. Should I pull the trigger? I’m kinda hesitant though bcause I’m really liking Kief right now (thanks for making me keep him, lol), he’s playing a ton of mins under Brooks and he’s like a potential 1/1/1 guy now. He’s a totally different player in Washington. He’s also upped his rebounding production, last 3: 9, 8, 9. I think with the minutes that he’s been getting he could average like 7-ish a game. Mann, Joke though… I mean will he be able to return the top-50 value the people projected and spent on him on draft day? Seriously, with Nurkic there? I could compare him with Parsons two seasons ago. Talented guy, had an amazing year with the Rockets, went to Dallas, was playing well in the beginning with Dirk and Monta, and then the Mavs decided to bring in Rondo. Hah. Everything turned sour right then and there.

    I’m totally fine with dealing Clarkson (especially this guy), Kief and Sergio away, but I with the right price! Maybe I could send Clarkson and Sergio for just either Agordon, or Joke. I do believe that’s about right, what do you think?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Hah glad Kieff is working out! And working out so well you got that offer! I’m def taking that. I’d be good with the 2-for-1 deals too, especially if you have good PG depth. If Clark/Sergio got ya Joke, that would be an unbelievable home run/buy low!

      • Dante Green says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        The owner just changed his offer to exactly what you said–Joke for Sergio, Clarkson.

        PG depth is not as solid with Schroder being inconsistent with his high volume assists but he’ll get there. PG2 is only Delly but Delly is dirty so it’s aight.. Hah. Got some guys who could help with the assists department like Hayward and Towns so let’s see..

        The guy who I really don’t like right now is Clarkson. He has more turnovers than assists. Treys are down but that’ll go up as the season progresses, the only thing that I really do not see improving is his assists! With so many guys wanting a hand on the ball I really don’t see the rise in assists happening this season. So yeah, I will accept the trade and pray to God Joke (who again has a bad game) will sort things out sooner rather than later. And at least I get to keep Markieff, who among the other two (Clarkson & Sergio) has more value and can be used as a trade bait. Hah

      • Dante Green says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Yup, it’s official, I just accepted the offer. I gave up Sergio’s 7.7 assists per game, Clarkson’s points and steals for a struggling player. Good luck

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dante Green: Hell yea, nice! Schroder looked better for ya at least, and it’s the Sixers for Sergio, they could do anything at any time haha. Like the deal!

  35. SR says:
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    Alright so somebody in my league just cut Jokic so he’s on the wire. Who should I drop in order to pick him up? Also I feel like I have too many point guards what do you think? My FG% and TO have been hurting me and I haven’t been scoring that many points, I lost 5-4 last week. This is my current team (standard 9 cat H2H, 10 teams)

    PG: Bledsoe
    SG: Dragic
    G: Sergio Rodriguez
    SF: Giannis
    PF: Porzingis
    F: Horford
    C: Anthony Davis
    C: Gorgui Dieng
    Util: Greg Monroe
    Util: TJ Warren
    BN: Chandler Parsons
    BN: Jeremy Lin
    BN: Darren Collison
    IL: Ricky Rubio

    • JB Gilpin

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      @SR: Haha wowwwwww. Goes from being pimped as a top-30 pick to dropped. Emotional roller coaster this Jokic. Damn this one’s tough. I guess Rodriguez, but strongly considering Lin while hurt

      • SR says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I’m thinking about offering this dude Gorgui Dieng and Ricky Rubio for KAT, you think that’s a good trade?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @SR: All Wolves trade! Of course I would do that, doubt it’s taken, but can’t hurt to offer!

  36. StephBoyArdee says:
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    Just got offered KAT and Wiggins for curry would you take this JB?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @StephBoyArdee: Probably not. I might if my 3s and %s were already really good and desperately needed a big and more scoring.

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