Ugh.  I’ve said numerous times I hate when injuries prove any calls right or wrong, but my BJ tooting horn, ya know – the one that says sell high – isn’t looking bad anymore.

If you missed it over the weekend, Brandon Jennings tore his Achilles and is out for the season.  And this isn’t one of those LaMarcus Aldridge thingies where he can just decide not to have surgery and keep playing.  Let’s hope Aldridge didn’t inject some sort of juice in that thumb!  ADHD alert, JB!  More on L.A. later…  So with BJ done, the Pistons only have to change one letter and put in the D.J.!  D.J. Augustin is an obvious must-own in all leagues, and while I’ve been one of the hardest “Wahhhhhhhh!  I’m Jarrett Jack!” pushers, Augustin vaulted him right away, even before last night.  Tore up the Craptors for 18 points in the first half in a redonkulous 35/4/8 line with 5 treys.  D.J.s no longer welcome in Canada!  Wedding costs are going to be out of hand…  No more Jazzy Jeff!  “Who got maple syrup all over the turntable, eh?!”  If you’re reading this and there’s still a D.J. on your wire, as The Crystal Method would say, “NOW IS THE TIME!”  Here’s what else went down over the crazy weekend of fantasy basketball:

Klay Thompson Scored more in the 3rd quarter Friday night than Greg Anthony at a brothel!  Hey-O!  I maybe should’ve led with Klay, I thought about “The First Face Of The ThrAGNOF Mt. Rushmore” as a title, but nah.  Although titles that irk people should bring more clicks!  37 points in the 3rd in a game the Warriors were actually losing, ending up with a 52/2/5/4/2 line with 11 treys.  I kinda need to change my pants now.  11 treys AND a rainbow line AND 50 points?!  Then 31/2/1/0/0 with three treys Sunday…  ThrAGNOF!  Kidding.  Flourishing before our eyes, to be above a steal and a block a game on top of a career-best 48% from the field with an extra dime and 4 more points a game… it’s one of the bigger leaps this year.  Of course, everyone in the world liked Klay Thompson more than me heading into the season, it’s not my fault he decided to play D this year!  The Warriors may never lose a game again…

Hassan Whiteside Could’ve been the lead number 3!  Hmmm, which title here…  “Whiteside Hassaunts The Bulls Dreams!”  Ehhh, weak.  “GET THAT SHIZZ OUTTA HERE!” yells Hassan after reading that title…  Slim texted me in the 2nd quarter that Whiteside was gonna go tripdub when he was 4/3/4.  I was like “ehhhh…”  And we all pray to the overlord Slim!  14/13/0/0/12 in only 25 minutes and the first game back after missing a few with a kankle.  If you got Whiteside and Augustin as adds, you suddenly have fantastic PG and C depth!

Tony Wroten – Seems like forever ago, but it was finally released Friday that Wroten tore his ACL and is out for the year.  I’ve mentioned before I think Larry Drew II is terrible, and he had 2/2 and 9/4 games over the weekend in nothing impressive.  I think the biggest impact is I have more faith in K.J. McDaniels, despite not huge lines over the weekend (14/5/5/0/1 & 6/5/1/2/1).  Chipped in a trey in both though, with a little help in swats.

DeMar DeRozan Back on track!  We knew it would happen, and he finally debunked his funk for 25/6/4/2/0 last night with no TO.  Damn my untaken buy-low offers!

Jonas Valanciunas Was luminescent last night!  LL for 20/11 and 3 swats, now 3 blocks in back-to-back games and swats in 5 straight.  Dubdubs in 3 of the past 4 too!  Maybe it’s coming together…

Steven Adams Sat yesterday with a migraine.  Not too many outsiders seem to like Cleveland…

Reggie Jackson Rock bottom!  Under 10 minutes of bleehehhhhewubiuwrgeuf.  I just vomited R-Jax to my waiver wire.

Paul Millsap Better late than never!  Well, he’s actually been fine but picked it up over the weekend for a 22/10/3/2/2 rainbow Friday night and 20/5/6/4/0 last night, with 2 treys in both.

Kemba Walker Oh man, hearing surgery for Kemba makes me tremba!  Charlotte wants him to hack up his meniscus and when your boss tells you to have surgery, you have surgery!  I learned that from the fake boobs heroin ring in Nip/Tuck.

Al Jefferson – Looking like Big Al again!  22/11 and 3 blocks in the Saturday night embarassment in Cleveland, then 9/6 with 7 blocks against the hapless Poppycockers last night.  Played 30-and-a-half off the bench so he should be ready to start henceforth.

C.J. Miles Strained his groin and missed yesterday, and will likely miss a few more.  But I’m definitely not reading anything into Damjan Rudez and the 16 points he scored in the 4th quarter last night…  I might argue that Rudez scoring that many in the 4th is weirder than Thompson’s NBA record!

Langston GallowayJose Calderon is hurt with being-terrible-itis, so Galloway got a start to show what he could do as a pure PG and went 11/5/2/1/0 and the Poppycockers scored 71 points.  Yikes!  Either way, Galloway went 15/8/3/1/0 with two treys on Friday and only 2 TO the past 3 games.  It’s useful!

Lance Thomas I mentioned when OKC dumped him that Lance could be interesting on the tanking Knicks, and back-to-back 16-point games with a 16/8/3/1/1 line on Saturday night, in a whopping 41 minutes.  I don’t know what’s longer, his run in that game or that run-on sentence!  Worth a gamble in deepers.

Cole Aldrich 13 boards in only 18 minutes in that same game.  So many labradoodles in a 71-76 loss!  Jason Smith has a nice mid-range, but Fish really needs to get Cole back in the starting school.

Tim Hardaway Jr. – The only Poppycocker to do anything in that game for 25/6/5 and 5 treys.  It was a Carmelo Anthony DNP-rest, but this is the sorta thing he could do a lot of nights once Melo is shutterflied.

Aaron Gordon Picked up the start yesterday while Orlando continues to bring Tobias Harris off the bench.  Time to put your stud back in, Vaughn!

Victor Oladipo Well, as I mentioned in my “sell Dipo!” rants, steals are back down (5 in last 5), assists and rebounds are meh, and 2-11 3PTM the last 3 games.  Plus the awful playoff schedule!  I’m feeling good on this one…

George Hill Only played 20 minutes off the bench, but making em count!  17/6/3/1/1 with no TO.  Still a little sore in the groin, but as he gets over blue balls he should be a must-own guy.

Joakim Noah Sat the whole fourth quarter against the Heat yesterday afternoon, and I’m guessing it’s because Coach Tibs knew Whiteside would crush Noah’s self-esteem.  Or Tibs knew he’d be tied of hearing “FOUL” and “AND-ONE!” from Joakim every time Whiteside stuffs him.  Taj Gibson wrapped it up late, going 11/8/2/0/2.  No need to lose Gibson yet.

Jimmy Butler Had a rough game yesterday.  If you ask him about it he’ll go Godzilla on yo ass!

Nikola Pekovic – Twin towers unite!  Started next to Gorgui Dieng for his normal, empty 15/3/1/0/0.  Another Pek-ing Duck!  Dieng for only 9/7/4/0/1, but def not hopping off the Dieng Train any time soon.

Thaddeus Young A lot of people hopped off the Thad Train, that’s for sure!  Actually scooped him up in an RCL, and loving it!  26/6/7 last night, had a little bit of a dud on Friday, but otherwise has been solid lately.  Although it may be just the spike the Wolves are looking for before dumping him.

Brandon Bass – While Kelly Olynyk ails with a kankle (and it’ll be at least a few weeks), Bass is your C’s starter with two more usable lines over the weekend of 17/9/5/3/1 and 8/9/0/1/1 with only 1 combined TO.  Certainly worth a look while starting.

Evan Turner Ello Poppet!  19/7/7/1/1 in a great line last night.  I maintain he’s terrible at basketball, but 6+ dimes in 6 straight will work just fine.  That said, no Marcus Smart last night – out for a family issue – to cut into those minutes.

Jusuf Nurkic Ugh.  Has a sore back, got into foul trouble yesterday, it’s a Jamba Jus that is going badddddd.  The boards are still there, but the blocks have dried up like a Jamba Jus left out in Death Valley.  Erstwhile, J.J. Hickson had a 15/14/3/2/0 line Friday night but only 10/3/1/1/0 and 4-8 FT Sunday.  Please don’t tell me this is turning into a Celtics-ish C shituation.

Joe Ingles So I streamed Ingles for a speculative steal or two Saturday night, and got a ridiculously lucky career-high scoring game… A 16/1/5/1/0 line with 4 treys and no TO.  Mr. Fundamental!  But you have to say it in an Australian accent.  Maybe it should be “Mr. Fundamental, Oi! Oi! Oi!”

Dante Exum Starting starting starting!  Oi! Oi! Oi!  Second start was solid for 13/4/4/0/0 and 3 treys, giving him 8 treys in his first two NBA starts.  And this was an utter blowout of the Nets!  Interesante…

Mirza Teletovic – Out for the year with blood clots in his lungs…  Wishing him the best and speedy recovery!

LaMarcus Aldridge Postponed the thumb surgery and went 26/9/3/2/0 on 9-22 FG and 8-8 FT.  Maybe we can get Dwight Howard or Rondo to tear their thumbs to learn some FT shooting!

Nicolas Batum Speaking of tears, Batum has a messed up wrist ligament he finally fessed up to.  He’s playing through it, but I ain’t want any part a dat.

Khris Middleton I’ll take a part a dis though!  (fun anecdote, I literally searched “Kate Middleton” my first try getting his stats)  The Duchess for 16/7/4/1/0 on Friday then 21/5/2/3/0 last night in a huge weekend.  It’s tough to trust, but 28+ minutes the past six games and certainly in the 12er mix.

Monta Ellis – Hates Pelicans like a BP oil spill!  36/5/2 last night on 16-27 shooting.  Not good enough!

Rajon Rondo Broke out of his rut for a tripdub flirt 17/8/9.  Good thing the Pelicans don’t have a PG!  I’m still pretty worried, I would use this last one as a sell moment.

Tyson Chandler Got carted off after a knee-to-knee hit, but ended up coming back in the game.  I guess with gas prices where they are, they’ll cart anyone!

Kris Humphries – Out of nowhere 21/14 in 33 OT-aided minutes.  Not much to do with it now, but flashing he still has a little dangle to his wangle if Nene gets hurt agian.

Kawhi Leonard This is getting a little out of control!  14+ boards in 3 of the past 4, with a 19/14/2/3/1 line last night, with a trey, 10-12 FT, and nary a TO.  He’s the post presence they needed!  Did tweak his ankle, but came back just fine.

Ty Lawson – 31/3/12/3/0 in a monster game.  I almost want to say something like, “he should get DUIs more often” but that’s horrifically irresponsible… What a moron.  Then again, you don’t learn much as a UNC athlete…

Jordan Clarkson After his first career start of 11/3/4, I watched some of the Lakers last night (I know, I know, it was a dumb life decision) and he looked atrocious.  8/0/2/1/0 with 5 TO, with a few just really really bad ones.  You’ve been PBevved!  Byron Scott praised Kelly Clarkson on Friday, but he’s still only worth a gamble in the deepers.

 

Streamers/Cheap Daily League Picks:

Joe Ingles (2% owned) – Hey, it worked for me on Saturday so why not again?!  Solid matchup against the Celtics and if you’re streaming in a yearly league, he’s going to chip in a couple treys and dimes without many TO.

Dorell Wright (3% owned) – Well, Batum admitted his wrist is jacked and against a weak-looking Nets, I would be surprised if they rolled him out there.  Time for the Wright Stuff!  10/6/3 with 3 treys last night in a close game, and might get a little extra run tonight in what should be an easy one even for the beat-up Blazers.

 

I hope everyone had an awesome weekend, and we’ll catch ya tomorrow!

  1. Mari says:
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    Hey JB & Slim, too,.. in descending order, who do you prefer ROS: PBev, George Hill, Elfrid, little Isaiah Thomas

    Thanks guys!

    • Slim

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      @Mari: Hmm… not quite that simple for me. First if I need assists then Elfrid is definitely the top guy. If 3s with FT% then I’m going with Isaiah. If 3s with steals then I’m going Beverley. I’m pretty sure George Hill is last on my list irregardless of need. Either way I wouldn’t be dropping any of those 3 for Hill.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Mari: Yo! In a vacuum I’m going Elfrid, IT2, PBev, Hill. With Slim’s thoughts on needs shuffling them a tad

    • Mari says:
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      @Mari: And how about IT2 vs Augustin? @Mari: And how About IT2 vs Augustin? Statistically, they seem similar.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Mari: Yeah I’d take Augustin there

  2. 740 says:
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    Wsup JB? As always great read!
    10team h2h 8cats
    ROS. Payton, DJ, Hill?

    Thanks bro

    • Slim

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      @740: 8-Cat means George Hill can be removed. Payton vs DJ comes down to Elfrid’s steals vs DJs 3s/points/FT%. I think DJ is more than likely the top guy, unless I was desperate for steals.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @740: Thanks man! Yup DJ for me too

  3. J says:
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    Hey JB/Slim,

    Would appreciate some input on a trade I was offered.

    12 Team H2H (10 CAT w/Off Rebs)

    Rubio, Oladipo, GHill
    Knight, Beverley
    Tobias, Parsons, Carroll
    Millsap, Markieff, Sully
    AD, RLopez

    I was offered Draymond & Faried, for my Tobias & Knight.

    Would leave my guards weak, but unloading an Orlando player (and seeing how my league counts two rebound cats) I’m thinking about accepting.

    Thanks!

    • Slim

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      @J: I’m going a little back and forth but Draymond is definitely the best player in the deal. I’m taking it. But yes, a few 3s need to be made up for.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @J: Got ya on the last one

  4. b-rad says:
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    Considering dropping sweet lou for middleton…my FG is dying more and more every week! Also got t jones, olynyk, boozer, Davis and d lee on FA. Anyone you like?

    • Slim

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      @b-rad: That move looks great. You’re a bit lucky KMidd is still available. Definitely him over those others.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @b-rad: I guess Slim and I disagree here. I like Lou more than he does and don’t trust Middleton still. But it’s close enough that I wouldn’t fault it

  5. jcg says:
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    Good Morning,

    Sadly I dropped Nurkic for Galloway due to needs. Do you think Exum would’ve been a better pickup? I also have Ryan Anderson and thinking of dropping him for Exum

    12team 9/cat

    • Slim

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      @jcg: Yeah that’s fine. Looks like Nurk isn’t going to be unleashed this year and Galloway has some upside with big minutes. Nah, I’d hold Anderson. Exum has been really bad all year, low steals, poor FG%, I need to see more.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @jcg: Agree with Slim!

  6. Cale says:
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    Ugh. On the outside looking in for the last playoff spot in a 12 team keeper league with both Jennings and Aldridge. After it was announced LA was out 6-8 weeks, traded him to the 1st place guy for Dieng (have to pay 3 rounds for a keeper, so Dieng is going to be an 9th round keeper next year, and LA can’t be kept), so I had someone to help while fighting for the playoffs, as well as getting a potential keeper. Instead, just made 1st place all that much better. My team took a hit over the weekend.

    With that being said, you think there’s any value in Jennings as a 6th round keeper next year? I’m already down 1 roster spot holding Paul George, who I can keep in the 7th round. I threw a couple offers out, but was quickly rejected, so I’m not sure if I should just drop him, or hold him for next year.

    Also, if Kemba is out, who’s the beneficiary in Charlotte that might be worth an add?

    • Slim

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      @Cale: We’ll see how well this works out for Aldridge. I’m not entirely sold that he won’t be having surgery this year. All the risk is on him. We shall see…

      I doubt Jennings will be a keeper next year. Not really much to add… just doubt it.

      Roberts I guess. Barely 12-team ownable.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Cale: Yeah Aldridge is mad risky still. Nah, BJ relies on quickness I don’t see him being ready next year or a keeper at that price. Yeah what Slim said, I guess Brian Roberts, but he’s terrible

  7. miles proudfoot says:
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    I only have one question for this morning…why? Man been rough out there, lost Jennings, Holiday, and Walker. Missed out on DJ. Especially sad for these three considering they were really finally putting things together for themselves. Hopefully they all come back healthy and rockin it still.

    • Slim

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      @miles proudfoot: Wow… Jennings can go but the other 2 are probably holds unless you need to make a playoff run. If you can sell either of them for a healthy starting PG you probably should look into it.

      • miles proudfoot says:
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        @Slim: thanks man. Ya Jenkins is already gone, replaced him with Galloway, eh. Holding the other two for the moment unless they are shit down for the season. Thanks for the advise, currently in first or second everywhere so I can take a hit.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @miles proudfoot: Ugh yeah, it was a ridiculous weekend… So many ups and downs!

  8. Connor says:
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    What’s up JB?? Awesome write up as always. 10 team 10 cat league with FT made as tenth cat.
    PG- Lillard, Rubio, Jrue Holiday, DJ Augustin
    SG- Harden, Beal
    SF- Kawhi, Thad
    PF- Ryan Anderson, Faried
    C- Drummond, Horford, Al Jefferson

    Currently in first but have been losing the past three weeks. Any changes or areas I should be looking at upgrading? Someone dropped Whiteside before his explosion yesterday so I have a waiver in to drop Anderson. Thad has been my stream spot but considering holding and seeing what happens. Any advice is awesome and I appreciate it.
    Free agents include: Batum (on waivers), Bogut, Nurkic, PBev

    • Slim

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      @Connor: I like the Whiteside add but other than that I think you have a strong team. I’d really like to get Beverley on the team considering the PGs are banged up but I don’t see how.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Connor: Thanks for reading man!

      Man, yeah really solid team. Just must be unlucky weeks. I usually would take Batum over Whiteside, but blocks are a need for ya. I think that move is all you need, just been unlucky

  9. patrick says:
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    hey hey

    oladipo or batum?
    Oladipo or KJ Mcdaniels?
    Oladipo or DJ Augustin?

    thanks

    • Slim

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      @patrick: Oladipo over all 3 with room to spare.

      • Mike says:
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        @Slim: I like Augustin

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @patrick: Yeah I dunno, I kinda like Augustin too haha. Probably VO over all, DJ very very very close

    • megasaurus says:
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      @patrick: what do you have against Oladipo? His ceiling has yet to be found. I think Tobias is in the dog house so he will have a lot of opportunity. I haven’t heard any chatter of Tobias getting traded but it wouldn’t surprise me if he did. They are probably not going to keep him so why not get something for him. I would see what happens and flip him after trade deadline. He has a lot of fans so even if his number aren’t as good as a week or two ago you can still get good value for him.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @megasaurus: Ehhh I dunno, I know Tobias said he wants to move, but that’s still a lot of usage in his bench role sapping VO’s chances. I don’t like that VO has become a pure 2. In 2:30 more minutes, assists are down from rookie year, boards down with vuc playing so well, he flashed a few blocks last year that are gone – he’s a Pts/Stls guy with nothing too inspiring anywhere else

  10. Ron Rondell Dell says:
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    JB and Slim – thanks as always for the roundups and info. Would you dump Kobe to speculate for Terrence Jones? With Klay Thompson scoring like crazy and Aldridge deciding he’s not actually injured, my teams been ballin offensively even without Kobe. T Jones would be a big defensive upgrade at SG/SF, but do you think he plays when he comes back? Of course you have no way to know, but I’d be grateful for your thoughts.

    • Slim

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      @Ron Rondell Dell: Kobe’s done. I’d drop him for anyone. I think TJones will be limited to 20ish minutes per game max. They are just too deep at PF with Josh Smith in town and set at SF with Brewer doing what he’s doing. I would be shocked if TJones was 12 team worthy at any point this year.

      • Mike says:
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        @Slim: I think once Jones is back and looks like he did the start of the season Smith will be either be dropped, traded or playing less than 10 minutes. Smith getting double technicals in one game and has had such a terrible attitude where ever he plays I expect he might not be in the league after this season.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Mike: Hah, someone would take Josh Smith…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ron Rondell Dell: Yeah Kobe is droppable, sure I’d take Jones but I’d bet theres other options I like more.

  11. dom says:
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    Should I be concerned about only 2 blocks in the last 3 games for Rudy Gobert? Blocks are the most important cat for me in my roto league at this point so I think I’m gonna give him another start tonight and hope those long arms find some swats

    how would you rank these guys for assists ROS: Elfrid Payton, Mike Conley, Ricky Rubio

    thanks!

    • Slim

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      @dom: With the minutes going down to 20 I would be a bit concerned. But if you need the blocks then I’m not sure you have much of a choice but to run him out there.

      Conley… … HUGE gap (I know he was bad last week as he battles through his ankle injuries. I think he’ll be fine.) Rubio vs Elfrid at this point is very close. I have trouble believing Minny is going to run Rubio 36 min per game anytime soon and possibly not for the rest of the year. I’m leaning Elfrid but it’s close.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @dom: Wow, totally different from @Slim: Not on Gobert though, yeah roll him out.

        Conley, (small gap) Rubio, Elfird. Minutes indeed are concerning for Rubio as he eases in, but I think he’ll be fine after a week or two back

  12. RicoSuave says:
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    Great Work JB! Thanks for the awesome info…

    do you think Motiejunas is going to lose time now that T. Jones is coming back?
    is D-Mo a drop candidate? 12 team H2H points league… I could pick up Wes Johnson, Wayne Ellington, Tyler Zeller, OJ Mayo, KJ McDaniels or Ed Davis

    What’s the best move?
    Thanks again

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RicoSuave: Thanks for reading man! Yeah he probably will, making both tough to own. I would grab McDaniels. Any time!

  13. Sam says:
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    Someone recently dropped noah in our league And I’m thinking of using my #1waiver order to pick him up. Is he worth it?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sam: Oh definitely! He has no where to go but up

  14. Shaft says:
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    Need some advice how to handle these postponed games. I’m currently third (out of 10) and playing the team currently in first. It’s a weekly league and line ups lock this afternoon. I was supposed to have Lillard, Boogie and Jack going tonight but it looks like those games are going to be rescheduled. I’m now down 3 games on the week (assuming they are not rescheduled for this week) and it was going to be a very close week to begin with (best guess is a 4-4 tie). Now it looks like there is a real shot i lose 7-1 or 6-2. I obviously still have to roll with Lillard and Boogie, but is it worth dropping Jack to stream Mo Williams or Evan Turner for the week? I have Rubio and holiday on my bench, so Jack is just kind of a temporary guy anyway.

    Basically, is it worth it to risk losing Jack to another team to salvage 1 or 2 more cats?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Shaft: Yeah just saw that… Stupid weather. I’m gonna lean hold Jack, I doubt they reschedule it this week but Jack could start ROS,,, I’d have trouble losing him for maybe 1 cat

  15. ABulldogs says:
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    Hey guys hope you had a nice weekend.

    blizzard hitting new york and my flight is cancelled until Wednesday. urgg

    On the bright side, I picked up LA for Nelson. Doubt he goes far ROS though.

    The problem with my team now is that there are too many PF and C, and too little guards.

    I have Davis, Gasol, LA, Horford, Anderson, Dieng, and Bradon Bass(recent pickup)

    For guards/SF I have Knight, Dragic, Ariza, Brewer, Ginobili, and Mo Will.

    I am currently standing first in the 14 team h2h each cat league but losing dime category every week.

    Should I just punt dime and stand pat with my team or should I try to drop one of the big guys for a guard spot? I missed out on DJ and probably the best I can do is Ingles or Schroder.

    How would you manage such situation? Thanks!!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @ABulldogs: Thanks man, you too! Damn, sorry about your flight! Ugh yeah, nothing I would do there… I like your bigs too much to drop for those schlub gaurds. Maybe trade Anderson for DJ? If DJ owner is willing?

  16. Mike says:
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    I would go after Mo Williams

  17. Hamtime says:
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    Extremely low end questions – looking for best mid to longterm option:
    1. Drop olynyk in a 16 man? Might get Hawes B wright or mahinmi
    2. Diwinddie, waiters, or mahinmi in a 16man
    3. Drop Meeks for Ellington Adams motie Aaron Gordon olynyk or ingles in a 14 man

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Hamtime: Haha all good. 1. Ugh. Don’t like any of those guys, if you can bear it I’d hold. 2. Waiters. 3. Sure, depending on needs Ellington or Adams

  18. Tony says:
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    Yo JB- how do ya think I did in this deal, a few guys have cried I swindled the owner, raped him and many other rosey terms…….

    18 teamer, h2h fpts, salaries and keep up to 4 going into each year.

    I dealt My $24 Klay Thompson who was averaging 63 fpts a game and dropped 145 that night after I dealt him during the day, a $51 Josh Smith who was averaging 58-60 fpts then got cut and as a rocket was getting like 40 per gm…… Crappy john Henson and crappy cole Aldrich, both cheap and have potential, BUT not likely keepers considering we only keep 4…….

    I received a $51 Bosh, $52 MONTA, $31 Monroe, $1 Mo Williams…….

    I am under our $300 cap by a couple bucks.

    I got two valuable but unkeeppable guys in bosh and MONTA, and a $31 Monroe who may turn into a keep the way he’s playing sans Smoove…… But who knows

    And Smoove could end up elsewhere next season and gain his value back next yr, as of now he’s a toss back but normally he’s more valuable than bosh or MONTA in is scoring fpts format

    By no means do I feel I swindled or raped? I mean I gave up a cheap Klay thompson? Some people just don’t get the dynamics of this league I gues…… Anyways what’s your view?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Tony: Def didn’t rape him! Helps you a ton this year, but he got a great keeper. Classic case of selling a great long term keeper now for great depth to win it this year. Surprised anyone would complain!

  19. Clos says:
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    Jb whuddup? Would you drop jack, covington or len for Middleton? Could use a better fg%, less TO’s and better ft%.. Dj got picked up right after the raps game.. Let me know

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Clos: What’s good man>! Def no Jack or Covington, Len I’m fine dropping for him if you’re good in blocks

  20. Trik says:
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    Hey JB! I got a trade offer in which i give Harrison Barnes and i get Boris Diaw and also Mario Chalmers. What’s your opinion about it?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Trik: Sure! I’m not a Barnes fan I’m good with that

  21. patrick says:
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    who is the winner of the Kemba injury? who is a good pick up other than brian roberts (who was snagged in my league)?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @patrick: Well I am def not a B-Rob fan. Stephenson might flash a little more, but meh

  22. AC says:
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    Hey JB, I’m thinking about trading my Goran Dragic for Jared Sullinger. Is this a good deal for me?

    The Suns’ 3-headed PG monster and the Suns’ 3-3-3 playoff schedule scares me, and the C’s have a 4-4-4 schedule (I am definitely making the playoffs). I also have plenty of guards and only a few bigs.

    Here’s my team:
    -Goran Dragic
    -Kemba Walker
    -DJ Augustin
    -Darren Collison
    -Giannis
    -Brandon Knight
    -George Hill
    -Kevin Martin
    -Nicolas Batum
    -Luol Deng
    -Derrick Favors
    -Anthony Davis
    -Jonas Valanciunas

    The whole Kemba-being-out-for-the-season possibility is also worrying me a bit here.

    Please let me know what you think. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @AC: Yeah with Kemba gone (sure getting DJ helps, nice!) I don’t think I’d do it. Plus I don’t trust Brad Stevens 100% to stick with his line-up, he could always switch something by the playoffs and mess that trade up

  23. k0o56 says:
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    V. Oladipo + R. Hibbert for A. Jefferson?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @k0o56: Sure, yeah I like Jefferson side, seems healthy

  24. Guile says:
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    JB, whazzz up

    Can you list your top 10/or best players to target based on playoff schedules? I’m already a lock for the playoffs and I’d like to start targeting some of these guys. Thanks

  25. Davis says:
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    Hey I’m in a 12 team H2H keeper league with FTM used instead of TOs. This is my team:
    Mike Conley
    Eric Bledsoe
    Wesley Matthews
    Joe Johnson
    Tyreke Evans
    Al Jefferson
    Al Horford
    Kevin Love
    Jared Sullinger
    George Hill
    DJ Augustine
    Matt Barnes
    And my last roster spot is a streamer…
    Was Tim hardaway but is now Larry Drew II Lolz
    Stupid blizzard….
    Anyways I’m trying to get Damian Lillard off another guy in my league but I don’t know who to offer him. If I gave him either Conley or Bledsoe as well as Al Jeff for Lillard would that be paying too much? You see, I have a lot of borderline keepers but I want to get one guaranteed stud for next season. What do u think I should do?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Davis: Haha stupid blizzard indeed. Defffff love Lillard as a keeper. Conley + Al Jeff seems like a perfect offer, but it does really hurt your frontcourt depth. With his H2H playoff sched so bad, kinda thinking Conley+Kevin Love for Lillar+throw in is better

  26. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    a) Assuming Kemba opts for surgery, would you grab BRoberts over Smart in the interim?
    b) Also, in a 14 teamer, would you advise stashing Olynyk if possible?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @J: A) Hmmmm. roberts is just sooooo bad and the Hornets might trade for someone. Nah. B) Yeah if you can I’m for it, depends on other options

  27. tom says:
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    In a 9 cat league no TO’s 12 team H2H would you trade tobais for ariza ? I’d like to get out of that Orlando playoff schedule since I have vucevic as well which I’d like to hold even with the short schedule.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @tom: Yup, I think Ariza and the steals ar eunderrated and You’ll prob get it too with Ariza off a cold shooting night

  28. Clos says:
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    Jb what do you think about Brian Roberts now that kembas having surgery? That sucks man he was having a great run.

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      @Clos: just read the comments before mine and a lot of people pretty much asking the same thing so no need to reply lol.. Good work on everything you and slim do ball related it’s much appreciated!

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Clos: Thanks for that man! Yeah Roberts was just so so bad starting for NO last year, I don’t like him

  29. m1chael says:
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    Hey JB,

    Like everyone else’s comment. Kemba’s out.

    1. Do I drop Kemba for B. Roberts, L. Stephenson, or Khris M. Please rate these guys in order for me.
    2. If I’m to stash Kemba. I’m dropping Prof. Plum for either of those players I listed above.
    3. Do I drop both and pick up top pick 1 and 2?

    Thanks alot. Love the work you guys put into this!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @m1chael: 1. Middleton, Stephenson roberts. 2.Plum vs. Middleton… Depends on needs. Yup dropping Kemba for Middleton. So I’d likely hold Plumlee over Stephenson. Thanks man, we try!

  30. Pavel says:
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    O man. In a dynasty league and I am STRUGGLING with all these injuries. can you help give me some directive:

    PG: CP3, Conley, Kemba, Rose, Burke, Brian Roberts, Galloway
    Sg: Kobe, Meeks
    SF: Carmelo, Donatas,
    PF: Bosh, Markieff, Bass
    C: Noah, Hibbert, Nurkic

    Obviously I need to make some moves and move my pgs, but which direction would you go? Give me some targets please (and remember this is a Dynasty league so we keep 12)
    C:

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Pavel: Injuries are killin everyone! If you can get anything for Trey Burke I would. Def look at teams needing PG. Kemba to a rebuilding team. Melo and Kobe are going to be roughhhhh to move and make it worse. A high volume boarder should help. I’d offer PGs to teams with excess boards, can’t tell you exactly who they’d be

  31. Mike says:
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    JB, about to pull off a trade. I’m offering MCW & Conley in return for Lowry + Favors in a H2H – 8 Cat league (no turnovers). Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: MCW is better in 8 cat, but man that’s such a haul! Love it!

  32. Know One says:
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    Hey JB/Slim, was offered Noah for my Gobert. You think I should accept this or counter with Gortat? I don’t really trust Noah’s health. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Know One: I don’t really either… I dunno if i trust Gobert to have a huge role either… I’d try the Gortat counter first but if he holds out I might do it

  33. Abulldogs says:
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    Now that everyone is asking about playoff schedule, it just dawned on me.

    I am 4games ahead of number 2 in my league. When should I start targeting guys with good playoff schedule?

    All my top guys have 3/3/3 schedule.
    Davis, anderson, horford, dragic, gasol.
    Does that mean I should deal these guys away? Or not just yet?
    I feel like my fantastic regular season run will end at semi during playoff because of the bad schedule.

    Any feedback appreciated. Thanks

  34. DK says:
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    I was Millsap and Duncan for Kd. Or Millsap and Lawson. It does seem like a good trade, except for the fact that I am even weaker in blocks now. Should I jump on this trade? If I do, I am not quite sure how to address my block deficiency… The Lawson side seems too much ast to give up considering I’m quite balanced.

    Here’s my roster:
    Curry, lawson, dragic, dja, lou
    Draymond, Covington, tjones, mcd
    Millsap, Duncan, Gortat, Mozgov

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      @DK: On second outlook, it seems like Millsap + Lawson ain’t that bad. Might lose a little in ast and steals … but looks good overall. Or is my current team fine as is?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @DK: You defff gotta take KD man! Too elite. Would do the Duncan one way before the Lawson one too. I think your team is still good, but teaming KD with Curry… mmmmm

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          @JB Gilpin: Kd sounds delicious. But getting there… I’m losing at least 11rpg and 2bpg. That’s huge chunk of blocks I don’t know where to replace. There’s no more blockers in FA. I took the last good Mozgov. Even ed and Adams is gone. And I don’t really like them.

          My FG ft points treys ast will definitely be elite for sure. But I am seeing big holes in reb, stl and blocks. I might easily replace reb with streamer. But stl and blocks are somewhat harder.

          Any solution?

          • JB Gilpin

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            @DK: Well bigs have been emerging all year and Duncan has risk of DNPs to cut into those losses you’re seeing.

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              @JB Gilpin: I am starting to see the value of trading Millsap+Duncan. But I guess doing that means I would be punting my blocks somewhat considering all the good bigs like Whiteside are all gone way early.

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @DK: Blocks seem to be a little more plentiful this year so I could see a few emerging off the wire to get you back to competitive-ish

  35. E says:
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    Should I drop Kemba? I’m sitting in 2nd place h2h, would like to try and finish first, 1.5 games back, first place reg season gets half the pot. Or do I hold him for the playoffs?

    I don’t really know who I would pick up, guys like aaron brooks, motiejunas, hardaway, Wayne Ellington, all kinda yuck guys.

    Also, would you trade harden for curry in this scenario?

    Thanks,

    • JB Gilpin

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      @E: Def going for that first place reg season, yeah I’m dropping. Hmmmm Harden vs. Curry. So close. Comes down to if you need Harden’s FT or not. Curry helps in playoffs, I might hold Harden to try and win 1st reg season. I’d get Brooks for tonight if you could, and stream that spot

  36. Chasles Abimana says:
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    should i drop trey burke for kris middleton?
    Burke has recently been moved to a bench role and middleton seems to hit in all diff categories consistently. I am first place in my league and im looking for more consistent players than bench players. also i made an idiot move and dropped IT2 and now he’s killing it lol
    This is my current lineup:
    Cp3
    bradley beal
    gordan hayward
    jeff green
    marc gasol
    al hortford
    ibaka
    gortat
    affalo
    burke
    payton
    teague
    alex len

    • Chasles Abimana says:
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      @Chasles Abimana: also im thinking about adding dwill

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Chasles Abimana: I’m definitely grabbing Middleton, even though i could see Burke taking the starting job back with how bad Exum looks some games.

        Hah, yeah IT2 had a rough stretch for a while there… Wouldn’t have blamed ya. I don’t think Dwill starts for the Nets… I think you kinda need Len’s blocks so I’d prob hold

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