It just took prime time to rejuvenate Derrick Rose!  After an utterly atrocious outing against the Hornets on Tuesday – and three straight games of single-digit scoring – it certainly looked like the injuries had maybe made Rose a below-average PG…  I just edited out about 3 flower puns from this open, NO ONE IS READING FOR BOTANY OR WHATEVER THE WORD IS FOR FLOWER-STUFF!  Is it horticulture?  SHUT UP ABOUT IT ALREADY!  That’s me yelling at myself.  And also venting some anger, because I wanted him to be poopy for one more week as I face him in REL, so of course he would have by far his best game of the season last night.  Rose looked pretty spry out there, shooting 12-25 for a nice popcorn 29/5/7 stat line.  But as always, his lines have thorny stems supporting the bloom (AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!), as he didn’t notch a trey or steal.  He’s got no treys and only two swipes though 6 games now.  Even Jarrett Jack is like, “is this really an NBA PG?!”  At the very least, Rose is keeping the TO in check and he looked pretty healthy last night.  I think he’s still hovering in that 80-100 range that he fell in ADP, but if anyone would buy last night’s game as he’s back to vintage Rose, you’re obviously selling.  I actually saw him dropped in an RCL, and I’m pending my waiver claim.  Of course I won’t get him at my #6 spot, and of course I could use PG depth.  I’ve luckily avoided Rose the past half-decade, but now my frustration with him is reaching Nate Robinson levels.  Waived like three days after being the opening night starter?!  Or maybe it’s a Pelicans issue, THE WORST RUN NBA FRANCHISE!  Aight, aight, I’ve taken my diazepam, I’m ready to mellow.  Thankfully NO didn’t play last night, or else I mighta needed to double my dosage…  Here’s what else went down yesterday in fantasy hoops action:

Kevin Durant 33 points on 29 shots.  Hit three treys, and racked up another 2 blocks.  Now multi-blocks in 4 of the last 5 on top of the standard awesomeness.  I think they bone grafted his foot with Flubber.

Steven Adams Left early with back soreness.  Slim literally texted me at around 4:00 PM yesterday saying his REL team was getting a lot of injuries, but manageable as long as they didn’t hit any of his bigs.  Of course he owns Adams, and I guess he didn’t knock on wood.  It’s unreal to think a guy making a bajillion dollars would need an injury to get into the starting lineup, but if Adams misses time, it’ll likely move Enes Kanter in the starting 5 or at least get starting minutes.

Serge Ibaka Finally hit a 3!  Early in the game, he was stroking some deep jumpers harder than Pee Wee Herman in a movie theater.  While the 3s have gone down, we’re not seeing that boost to FG% like we hoped as he’s still a jump shooter, but 8-14 last night helped.

Russell Westbrook You’re pretty good at basketball when a triple-double flirt is mundane.

Doug McDermott Screw you, Hoiberg!  More like “Doi-berg”!  That’s the best I got, without dropping F bombs.  Ripped apart his rotations, giving McBuckets a start at the 3.  He had the most boring 9 points imaginable in 23 minutes with a team, ummm, team-non-leading(?) +/- of -14.  Team-low!  There we go.  He’s a low point of the team…

Tony Snell I am a little snarky as an REL Snell owner, as he dropped to 11 minutes off the bench.  I still think he could surprise if given an offensive role, but it ain’t gonna happen on the Bulls.

Jimmy Butler A 9-cat roto god!  26/4/2/1/2 on 8-20 FG (4-5 3PT 6-6 FT) with no TO.  Someone call PETA, we got a multi-cat-hitter!

Joakim Noah Several commenters have asked about dropping Noah, and in 10ers I guess you kinda have to.  Got a little more run playing 26 minutes, but 4/7/4/0/1 is very blah.  At least he avoided the stripe!

Nikola Mirotic The big reason why Noah got run.  16 minutes of:

He suddenly went from an epic sell-high to an epic buy-low.  A volatile stock.  Which almost sounds like vomitable stock.  Who hasn’t had breakfast yet?!

Andrew Wiggins Shot 5-18, so yeah, I would embed that GIF again, but you get the idea…  Hit a trey at least, and looks pretty good athletically, I just dunno…  Mitchell has gotta push the brakes a little bit on all these shots he’s getting.  Ugly game from the Wolves.

Gorgui Dieng Finally gets some run (26 minutes), but it still wasn’t the droids you’re looking for.  10/6/0/2/1 is nice and all, but 3 TO.  I’m still fine leaving him on the wire in 10 and 12ers right now, I don’t see it getting any better than that.

Karl-Anthony Towns Really, really chippy big man duel in this one.  Was pretty fun to watch!  Towns settled for a lot of fadeaways and finesse to Whiteside’s brute force.  I would’ve liked to see a little more aggression, I mean his nickname is the KAT Truck, but he settled too much.  3-13 FG, did get the 3 blocks to salvage a bad night, but only 22 minutes.  Whiteside’s agent is pitching a tent every time the Heat play right now…

Ricky Rubio Really slowed down from that opener, but 24 minutes was low and he still got 3 steals.  If anyone feels like he’s falling apart, he’s got a little bit of that Mirotic-effect going on as well for a buy low offer.

Shabazz Muhammad 14 Pts and looked solid, the Wolves just need to hurry up and Chapter 11 K-Mart to give Bazz an azzload of run!

Hassan Whiteside WHAT IN THE HELL, 7 TO?!?!?!  You’re not Dwight Howard, OK?!  Otherwise was his usual awesomeness of 12/9/0/0/4 and hit both his freebies.

Dwyane Wade Mmmmmmmmm:

Justise Winslow A whopping 36 minutes for 7/3/2/1/1.  Per-36 it’s not that pretty, but hey, he can give you multi-cat for however long Gerald Green is out with whatever the hell is going on there.  I hope it wasn’t bath salts or something…

Al Jefferson – FG% is officially in the bank for Big Al owners!  Got the NBA Jam on fire for 15-18 FG 31/9/1/0/1.

Jeremy Lamb Staying hot, and he like, “All you had to do was payyyyyy me!”  Actually, knowing the Hornets, they’ll end up giving him healthy DNPs and play someone they signed on a vet minimum off the scrap heap…  7-11 FG, but pretty empty 16/4/0/0/0.  Now 16-21 from the field the past two.  Somehow he and Al are cheating…  “Is that goal regulation size, or what?!”

Marvin Williams This is getting silly.  17/12/2/0/1, and again leads the Hornets on the glass.  And again, Frank Kaminsky barely plays, going for 5 minutes and only logging a foul.  Such a dumb team.

Raymond Felton Wellllll, the Mavs ARE starting Felton, so not EVERY NBA team is that much smarter…  Did nothing in his first 4-5 minutes except get a couple turnovers.  He mimics his game to strategy at the breakfast buffet.

Zaza Pachulia Staying relevant, and spreading out his stats like a 9-topping supreme pizza.  14/10/2/2/1 on 4-6 FG (6-6 FT).  Felton is only playing better so he can log more minutes next to the Big Pizza.

Chandler Parsons There’s easing in, then there’s the Parsons treatment…  Only played in the 2nd half for 2/1/0/1/0 on 1-5 shooting in 14 pretty awful minutes.  Untouchable in weekly, and he’s your bench player on full schedule days.  It’s annoying.

Dwight Powell If Dirk gets a hangnail, Powell is must own everywhere.  KNOCK ON WOOD!  I learned my lesson from Slim…  14/9/1/1/1 with no TO in 23 minutes.  He looks great, obviously a huge value in dynasty, but I’m not rushing to add him in 12ers.

Gordon Hayward Matchup wasn’t exactly “NBA worthy”, but went 20/3/3/1/0 against the Nugs, hitting 2-5 3PTM and no TO.  It’s been a little slow, but this was his best game and it’s a nice upswing.

Rudy Gobert Meeeehhhhhh, I was expecting more here.  God awful C depth in Denver, 8/16 with 3 blocks is nice, but 2-8 from the field and 4-10 FT.  He had been avoiding the FT volume up until last night, but it looks like he’s still gonna struggle at the stripe.

Derrick Favors Gave it his all to play though the flu, but couldn’t make it that long, exiting after 15 minutes.  Trevor Booker got some extended run with a nice 13/9/3/1/1 game on 6-9 FG (1-1 3PTM), but Favors should be able to get a little healthier before the next Jazz game tomorrow.  Just needs to get a little cold syrup in him, just don’t drink the whole bottle like Gerald Green!

Alec Burks Slim’s vote in the Jazz team-management meeting finally got acknowledged, and Raul Neto played only 13 minutes of nothing-ball.  Opened up Burks to play a lot of run as pure PG, and he ended up with a 12/3/8/1/0 line on 5-12 shooting.  Only 1-1 FT which is a nice part of his game on most nights, but you gotta love the dimes and [hopeful] emerging role as a PG contributor.  A big reason we loved him!

J.J. Hickson – 8/7, but yikes, 0-4 FT and 4 TO.  We need to get that Jamba Jus open for business!

Will Barton One of the steadiest bench players this season.  20 minutes of 12/4/1/1/1 with no TO and 6-6 FT.  Double figures every game, at least a steal every game, exactly 4 rebounds in 4 of 5 games…  His consistency is crazy looking at his game log!  Nice glue guy for the deepers.

Marc Gasol Came in with a stiff neck, and left with a stiff line.  15/5/3/0/2 is nice and all, but 4-13 FG and 7-10 FT aren’t your usual Marcy Marcness.  But twas nice to see him out there, gotta love his durability.  So much for the Brandan Wright streamers…

Tony Allen – You’re garbage.  I stream you for steals against the friggin’ 12-year-olds who are playing for the Blazers right now, and you don’t log a single one?!?!?!

Jeff Green Remember when I ranked him 40th or something in 13-14?!  I dunno if he’s in the top-40 in a Grizzlies-only league…

Mike Conley Remember when I got grilled for not ranking Conley higher?  7/2/3/0/0 on a garbage 2-8 shooting with 2 TO.  31 minutes of a lot of standing around.  He’s just not the same player, shooting a low-volume of shots, and his 3PTM dropped to 1.0 and STL under 1.0.  Grizzlies getting blown out by the Blazers is making them look really, really shaky – 3-3 record with wins over Pacers (aight), Nets (ew) and Kings (eeewwwww) and bludgeoning losses to the Cavs, Warriors, and Blazers.  I wonder if they might blow this up.  Conley is on the last year of a deal…  Gus Ayonin’!

Al-Farouq Aminu I know, I know, I probably should’ve ranked him higher, but 11/10/5/1/0 with sub-50% shooting and 2-4 FT isn’t exactly a monster game.  The D stats haven’t been great with only 1 block the past 4, FT% is not great, TO are too high…  Nice he’s hitting 3s, but I dunno, still looking a little rough around the edges.

C.J. McCollum 7-18 shooting last night, as I yell “BRICK” every time he puts one up just to try and be right.  Got 5 dimes early then none in the second half, as he started hitting shots after starting 1-7 from the field.  That’s actually pretty encouraging to see.

Meyers Leonard Was doubtful until a few hours before tip, then probable!  Said he heard a pop in his ankle on Wednesday, turns out it was only some pop rocks he left in his sock.  14/5/2/0/0 with a trey on 5-7 shooting in a nice game for a guy with candy in his socks.

Damian Lillard The Blazers have won 3 in a row, and the last two in blowouts over the Jazz and Grizzlies.  If the Blazers make the playoffs, Lillard is the MVP.  I don’t care how good Stephen Curry is looking…

 

I hope everyone had an awesome week 2, and I’ll catch ya Monday morning with notes from the weekend and The 7 Ahead!  Have a nice weekend, Razzball Nation!

 

  1. Mark says:
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    12 person. 9 cat h2h.
    Is gorgui droppable for Zaza? Other waiver includes: dedmon, lamb, Powell, bjelica

    • Slim

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      @Mark: The other options are a definite no (Powell is the closest but he doesn’t block shots). Then again neither does ZaZa. I guess if you feel good about your blocks then Zaza isn’t a bad get. If Vucevic misses time then I’m betting Dedmon does Whiteside type things, he just has no chance of getting a major role with the team healthy.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Mark: @Slim: Yeah I’ll go Zaza too, I don’t trust anyone else’s minutes

        • Mark says:
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          @JB Gilpin: my other shot blockers are Derrick favors, Myles turner and KAT. That’s why I have been a bit hesitant to drop dieng.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Mark: Yeah it’s not the most ideal, but I’d still rather Zaza and explore trades

  2. Lasandro says:
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    Go back and check out that Wade vine you posted. Assistant Coach David Fizdale’s “ha-zaa!” reaction is absolute gold!!!

    • Slim

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      @Lasandro: Yeah that was a great reaction. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a shot like that after a 360 spin. It was very deserving of a huz-ah.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: @Slim: Hahaha, I noticed Tyler Johonson but not the assistant, yeah that little swizzle to his body was awesome!

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb Gilpin: on the topic of Heat players, dragic is absolutely killin me in my shallow roto. Jack is actually outplaying him on my roster, despite the crappier fg%. Dare I say, is he droppable for Alec burks, or Kmart (those fts and pts cats of mine need help). Hell, those two are outplaying dragon quite a bit and I’m concerned at how much playing time tyler J is getting, as well as Mario wing showcased as trade bait. Agree @slim?

      Also, I just picked up mason plum off the wire but immediately dropped him for tjones when I read that he’ll return on Wednesday. Right move yeah, despite how well Thornton has been playing during jones’ absence?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Yeah Tyler J is playing well, btu nah, hold Dragic. Still early! Yup, right move, and no reason to ease Jones in like someone off a leg injury

  3. kb24 says:
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    12 team standard 9 cat h2h
    Should I drop Galloway for Thornton?

    • Slim

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      @kb24: I don’t really think either are worthy of long term ownership in a 12er. Galloway is going to eventually lose minutes to Afflalo and Thornton is getting so much run due to Houston not having a healthy PF. With that said I’d stream Thornton until TJones returns.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @kb24: @Slim: Was gonna say the same thing, once we see Jones is going to be active for a game, I would say Galloway, but fine with Thornton right now

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          @JB Gilpin:
          What about Dwight Powell? Do you think hes worth a spot in 12 teamers

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            @kb24: Probably not, love his game, but don’t love an inconsistent bench role

  4. Dante Green says:
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    I cannot believe I wasted a high pick on Wiggins. SMH. Can’t he even make at least 40% of his shots?? And do I still have to wait until game 50 for a bounce back game??? Jesus. What a bum. Dropping him for Jabari, what a fucking waste of a third round pick. Hey Andrew, you disgust me.

    • Slim

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      @Dante Green: It can only get better. Obviously I wouldn’t drop him, especially for Jabari. I would wait for a big game and look to sell then, if he MUST go then taking a discount isn’t that bad either.

      If you’re upset about Wiggins imagine the people who took Klay in the 1st round. Imagine if they were thinking, “Hmm…. Klay or Lillard”.

      • Scott says:
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        @Slim: If you think that’s bad, what about that guy who took Klay and Wiggins. Le sigh. At least I have two other leagues.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dante Green: @Slim: @Scott: Hah camon Dante, it’s been 4 games, it’ll be OK 🙂

    • Abe Froman says:
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      I reached a bit for Wiggins too. His FGA’s rising may be a sign he is going to shoot his way out of this slump or that his coach wants him to at least attempt to. It would pretty hard to drop for anyone on the wire. Him and Mudiay are like a two-headed fg% sucking dragon on my team now but they can’t shoot this poorly the rest of the season. The only thing saving my team his lucking into some big men who rarely take shots more than 2 feet from the bucket

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Abe Froman: Hah like Whiteside?! Yeah Mudiay was always gonna be a %s drain, but I don’t expect this to continue with wiggins

  5. Unorthodoxed says:
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    Danny green was dropped in my league. Should i use my number 2 waiver on him??

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Unorthodoxed: Yes, and goodluck.

      • Unorthodoxed says:
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        @Slim:
        Who should i drop for danny green?
        14 team h2h 9cat.
        Btw this line-up came out with 6-2 win over currys team (#1pick in my league). Just something i never expected to happen.

        1. (12) Jimmy Butler
        2. (17) Rudy Gobert C
        3. (40) Draymond Green
        4. (45) Isaiah Thomas
        5. (68) C.J. McCollum
        6. (73) Ryan Anderson
        7. (96) Ricky Rubio
        8. (101) Enes Kanter
        9. (124) Amir Johnson
        10. (129) Jae Crowder
        11. (152) Courtney Lee
        12. (157) Bojan Bogdanovic
        13. Myles turner from waiver.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Unorthodoxed: I’m losing Bogdanovic

    • abcdfg says:
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      YO!!!!!!!!!!!! “Unorthodoxed” is my team name in my one and only league. I’ve had the name for four years because I love the Tracy Morgan/Ben Wallace commercial for ESPN Basketball. Same for you? I feel like I’m meeting a long lost twin brother.

  6. n-dawg says:
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    good work boys

    few trade ideas guys. would you trade your ibaka for horford?

    or you recon ibaka could be getting more shots in this offence and horford could decrease as korver gets going again?

    also should we be selling marvin high at all oppurtunities aiming from a wing like korver and carrol?

    • Slim

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      @n-dawg: Horford v Ibaka is pretty close. Horford for 3s, assists, steals, and points. Ibaka for blocks. Maybe it isn’t that close…

      Nah, Ibaka has too much competition for shots. I don’t see that increasing in any meaningful way. I don’t see Horford slowing down at all. He looks healthy and strong. Top 15 finish is a comin. Ibaka sans the 3s is closer to top 25.

      Marvin has done this before and eventually gets ice cold and unownable even in the deepest leagues. So yes my opinion is sell sell sell.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @n-dawg: @Slim: Yeah that one is mad mad close. If you have a good blocks team, yeah gimme Horford. Adding 3s is dynamite for him. Agree, if Marvin can get you assets like that, you run and take it!

  7. TheJohn says:
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    should i attempt to trade james + dirk/rubio or something for harden or westbrook or durant

    is it worth it?

    • Slim

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      @TheJohn: I’d start out with just LeBron/Dirk for one of those 3 and yes I would take any of those 3. With Rubio is losing a ton of assists so I would want to make sure you could afford to lose that many before making the offer.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @TheJohn: @Slim: Yup what Slim said!

  8. Slim

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    Nice little game from Trevor Booker. I know Favors didn’t play much but 24ish minutes are there for the taking. Nice deep league guy with the 3s/stl/blk combo and boards since he’s a big. And if either big goes down I think Booker would be must own in 12ers. Yeah Burks! Starting the 2nd half for Hood. The writing was on the wall. I’d run out those buy lows before he’s a starter.

    Tyler Johnson looked good again at the eye level. The stats don’t jump off the page but he’s a good player. He’s going to have a nice NBA career. You know the Whiteside TOs are starting to make sense. He’s trying to do alot more than just alley-oops and quite frankly it isn’t working well.

    Gorgui and Towns minutes add up to exactly 48 again. That is frustrating. I’m still holding Gorgui where I have him but he’s looking like the last guy on my roster right now.

    Losing Adams on my REL team is no bueno. I have Nurkic, Henson, and now Adams down. Beverley and Smart down. Pretty rough early goings… my guard depth is fine. Lillard, Clarkson, Galloway, Burks but for bigs I’m left with Sullinger as my only center eligible guy. Porzingis, Cunningham, Tolliver manning the 4. Uhoh.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Slim: Yeah felt like a lot of no Favors, and they’ve played Lyles some… I dunno, I think Booker would still be a little fringy if injuries. Agree on Burks, looks awesome.

      Johnson looked good celebrating that half court shot! Stupid Wolves, Towns/Dieng would be an impenetrable front line. Too bad everyone wants to go small ball…

      Welcome to my life in REL last yr!

      • Rob says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Talking about Alec Burks, he hasn’t been taking/hitting that many 3s. I remember last year he improved his 3pt shot. Do you think he’ll get to at least 1 three a game?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Rob: Yeah I think he could get pretty close, still attempting a few and if he’s playing a lot of minutes over Rodney hood, they want some deep shots

        • Slim

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          @Rob: I really hope so. The big thing now is some more assists… and TOs… but he should get more minutes as a starter too. Yeah I would still go with the over on 1.0 3s per game. I think most defenders tendencies is to play off Burks and go under screens because of his ability to get to the basket. The attempts theoretically should go up with the ball in his hands more.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Rob: @Slim: Yup agree! He’s their best all-around guard, so he should have a lot of rock, why we ranked him so high

  9. AC says:
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    Hey guys!

    I was thinking about buying low on Meyers Leonard in my 12er, and was wondering if you thought he was worth giving up Burks or Mudiay for.

    Here’s my current squad:
    Bledsoe
    Isaiah
    Burks
    Mudiay
    Mo Williams
    Harden
    Stauskas
    Terrence Jones
    Favors
    Millsap
    Hibbert
    Whiteside
    *Streamer spot*

    Thanks!

    • Slim

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      @AC: I wouldn’t lose Burks for him but Mudiay is reasonable. Mudiay is a tough guy to own. I think he’ll be a really good player but the growing pains this year aren’t going to be fun. I have him 2 places and I’m kind of regretting it.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @AC: @Slim: Hey man! Hmmmm, yeah def not Burks. Yeah with Harden there at SG I think you have enough assists to lose Mudiay for him in a buy low, but I’m still not a big Leonard fan, I personally wouldn’t do it

  10. Clos says:
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    In a 12 teamer do you think I should drop mahinmi for sully?
    John wall
    Jordan clarkson
    Schroder
    Collison
    Wiggins
    Gallo
    Aaron gordon
    Kieff
    Cauley stein
    Drummond
    Okafor
    Gobert

    • Slim

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      @Clos: I’m not sure JB would agree but I’m on board with that move. I’m all on on Sully. I’ve got him almost everywhere now.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Clos: @Slim: Nah I do, Mahinmi is starting to get that injury prone label. For your last pick or an early pickup, he produced a few games and you can move on, Sully needs to be owned

  11. Wutang says:
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    hey guys, back for another big year after two-peating in my first 2 years in the league!

    Felt pretty good after draft day, here’s my team now:
    10 team default scoring (no max moves a week!)
    PG: Bledsoe, IT3, Payton, J. Clarkson
    SG: Harden, Bazemore
    SF: PG13, Gallinari
    PF: #Occupy, Favors, Gordon, T. Jones (inj)
    C: Hibbert, Turner

    Im a bit worried about my big man depth, but if I can take 3’s/ft%/pts/ast/stl every week, thats a win! as well, with my popcorn stat guards im keeping it close in REB and BLK.

    Any suggestions on team moves? with no max moves a week, i want to be streaming every day but I dont think I have enough dropable players (meaning talk me out of it and tell me who to drop!)

    Thanks again guys, looking forward to another big year!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Wutang: Awesome, threepeat time! Yeah I think you have plenty of boards, blocks are def a tad low. A healthy Jones and Favors makes it decent though! Yeah with no max moves, you gotta be a streaming animal. Bazemore and Turner (wahhhhhhhhhh) can be streamed, I’d likely hold everyone else though. And be sure to track Turner’s minutes, if they start stretching him out more soon, he goes back to must own.

      Let’s do this man!

      • Wutang says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Love it! felt real good about my draft thanks to you guys!

        Ill stream like a madman, hoping to see if i can work out a trade and maybe end up with 3 stream spots for everyday use.

        love the roundups, miss not having you to read every morning but the other guys are doing a great job too!

        • Wutang says:
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          @Wutang: wes matthews dropped. do i care?

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Wutang: Cool, yeah consolidating into the best players and heavy streaming is always the best way to go in 10ers without max moves. Nah, not for the streaming like crazy team!

  12. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    12 Teamer. (Standard 9 CAT, NO IR slot)

    Bledsoe, IT, Jack
    Knight, Pope
    Durant, Gay, Gordon
    Millsap, Markieff
    MLeonard, MTurner, MPlumlee

    Covington got dropped.
    Maybe not the greatest fit for my team but would like to put a waiver on him.

    Who should I drop? Plumlee?
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    14 Team (11 CAT, Standard + FGM and FTM)
    Lillard, Teague, Collison
    RJackson, Clarkson
    Mirotic, Hood, Bazemore
    Griffin, TJones, Porzingis
    Hibbert, Kanter

    Ilysasova got dropped.
    Worth a #1 waiver claim? (I still have the number 1, after not using it on jack in the preseason if you remember ha)

    If so then do I lose Bazemore? Or Hood?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @J: I dunno man, no IL hurts, Plumlee is the #1 drop but I honestly think it should be someone else’s problem for another week. Gotta think it’s gonna be a while as they bring him along slow.

      Other league, yeah Ily needs to be owned, I’d go ahead and use that spot. Yeah Hood can go for him. Any time!

  13. Michael says:
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    Hi JB and Slim,

    In a 10 team roto league, 10 cat (with FTM).

    PG: Teague, Lin, Collison
    SG: Harden, Clarkson
    SF: Batum, Otto Porter, JR. Smith
    PF: Millsap, Draymond, Dieng
    C: Gortat, Karl Anthony Towns, Chandler

    I don’t think my 3’s are enough. I want to pick up Nik Stauskas but not sure who to drop.

    Do I hold onto Dieng? I don’t know which big man to pick up for some blocks. Although not a block specialist, I’m thinking of adding my fellow Canadian, Dwight Powell?

    What do y’all think?

    • Michael says:
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      @Michael:

      How about Zaza Pachulia as a big? Would he fit my team?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Michael: Hey man! Yeah 3s could use a boost, gimme Stauskas for Dieng. 10 team, I’m good losing Smith too while hurt, and hope to pick him back up when he’s back. I’d stream his spot for 3s, and nah, while I LOVE Powell’s game and upside, I don’t know if minutes are enough. Ohhhh, yeah Zaza fits your team and is great in roto, I’d add him for Smith for the time being.

  14. Cohen says:
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    Razz guys, would u drop Payton for Alec Burks? I have good assists ,looking for more points and better fg pct

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cohen: Ugghhhh, damn a shallow league. Both need to be owned. I’d stick with Payton still

      • Cohen says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thank u

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Cohen: Any time!

  15. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Man, the Trailblazers roster is fun as hell. I still think McCollum would be better used as Ben Gordon type of sixth man. He and Lillard together are no bueno defensively. A rangy SG who can defend would make them downright frisky.

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      @Clyde Prompto: Well I think the original plan was gonna be to start Henderson, but then he got a trick hip like a 90 yr old. I wonder if they try that when Hendo is eased back in

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        @JB Gilpin: Ugh, Gerald Henderson. I forgot he was a thing. Portland doesn’t have much to deal either, but making up fake trades is fun!

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Clyde Prompto: Hahaha for sure!

  16. Tim says:
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    I’m streaming marvin right now but is he turning into a hold at this point? was considering dropping him tonight for thornton with tjones still out but if he’s gonna be a regular double double guy should i just park him on my team?

    • Tim says:
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      @Tim: burks is also on the wire.. sending out some sell highs on marvin

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        @Tim: Yeah I think he’s a ride it out. I’d say back to back bad games, then he’s a drop. Loving the boards. Ohhhhh yeah I’d rather own Burks though, I’d try Marvin+another sell high for a buy low and hope it’s enough time to get Burks

  17. MAC says:
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    RAZZUP?!!! thats why you take curry over davis then pair him up with drumm or deandre in the 2nd round. i got top picks in both of my leagues, 1 of which is with JB, which is crazy lucky. got deandre lowry knight walker as my next picks in JBs, then the other league got drummond draymond rjax walker as my next picks. also got valanciunas and aminu in both. so far looking good, though having top pick is not as exciting as getting a low pick with us against the world mentality every week being underdogs. but not complaining!!! hehe.

    as the case with gobert, for me, the lack of track record concerned me the most. just like players coming from major injuries, i have to see them make it first full season before i like them enough again to draft them. a big reason i had drumm Deandre ahead of gobert, and well, im a big believer in punting as well. ha!

    this is my 6th season playing fantasy, every yr i learn a lot especially since knowing razzball a couple yrs ago. also, this site is getting better as the yr goes on, just hoping that not all would bump here as well as our advantage will be minimized. peaceout! *drop mic*

    • JB Gilpin

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      @MAC: Razzup man?! Hah yeah easier said that done getting the #1 pick 🙂 My highest was 4.

      Drumm is looking nice, still don’t think DeAndre is in the Gobert range though. The FT volume is even worse and he’s losing minutes, just like I saw it going down.

      hahaha appreciate that man!

      • MAC says:
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        @JB Gilpin: yeah man, its crazy lucky that i got both 1 pick. i think i got to buy a lotto ticket right now.

        yup, i was with u with deandre minutes going down. some other sites had deandre over drumm, which is crazy with drumm minutes going up and detroit going with the orlando 2009 lineup right now.

        yeah man, thats why when i started to really like playing fantasy and not just be a casual player, im glad i bumped into this site.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @MAC: Hah no matter how hard I try, I NEVER WIN THE LOTTERY! Well we def like the crazy deep audience (all the REL mentions) and the standard league audience(all the RCLs) so we try and cater to everyone 🙂 Glad you found us man!

  18. Scott says:
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    D-Rose last night: “I can see! I can see!”

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: Hahaha, finally only saw ONE basket

  19. Ken says:
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    Which side of a A Gordon for Mirotic side do you like ROS 9cat H2H?

    • moe says:
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      @Ken: Mirotic All Day!

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Ken: @moe: Yeah I mean I love Gordon, but it’s still gotta be Mirotic

  20. jcg says:
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    Whats up Razzballers! 12 team 9 cat

    Would you make any moves, thinking long term this season?

    Lowest on the squad: Dieng, Jerian, Otto, Aminu

    FAs: Sully, Bjelica, Bazemore, Leonard, Lamb

    • JB Gilpin

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      @jcg: What’s up man?! Yeah making a couple moves. Def Sully and Dieng and Jerian can go. Bazemore is probably worth owning for right now

  21. Joe says:
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    10-team, 9-cat league with 11 man rosters.

    This may have been premature, but I dropped T.Jones and Jack for Clarkson and Porzingis. My reasoning was that T.Jones is cursed and Thornton has looked good enough that I think it will affect TJ’s minutes even if TJ is able to return to the starting rotation. Jack has basically been a source of some points, assists, and boards, with a decent FT%. Nothing spectacular anywhere and no contribution on rarer stats. That’s a really bad team even if JJack is fully healthy.

    Clarkson has looked good in most cats though the lack of assists is very troubling. Porzingis is looking like a possible baby Noel; if he can figure out the fouling issues and get 30 minutes a night, that’s a lot of stats he’s going to put up.

    I passed on adding Mo Williams (long term Kyrie issues), McConnell (super assists but it’s only two games and it’s Philly), and Aminu (for reasons you shared above).

    What do you think of my moves and team now?

    Wall, Teague, Clarkson, Middleton, Batum, Durant, Porzingis, Bosh, Gobert, Vala, T.Chandler

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Joe: Nahhhhhhh I woulda held Jones, I don’t think they keep him from playing due to a cut on his eyelid. not like a lingering knee thing like Covington. I’m fine with Clarkson over Jack though. I had Clarkson ranked 30ish spots ahead of Jack coming into the yr.

      Love your roster, once Tjones is back on the court I might lose Porzy for him

  22. Ankur says:
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    Sup RZBallers,

    Started paying attention to you guys this year and got all my sleepers based on your recommendations! This includes the trifecta of Andrew Wiggins, Terrence Jones and Aaron Gordon – who i agree is a tremendous athlete!

    Anyway i was thinking of offering up a healthy Rudy Gay for a broken N. Vucevicicicicic? Would really appreciate thoughts on that trade and my whole roster in general?

    12 team H2h – standard Yahoo 9 Cat
    PG: Wall, Payton, Clarkson, Rondo
    SG: Wiggins, Fournier
    SF: Mirotic, Rudy Gay, Terrence Jones
    Pf/C: Markieff, Gobert, Favors, Gordon

    • Ankur says:
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      @Ankur: Oh and I picked last!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Ankur: Haha sorry on those man! Remember it’s a long season and we’re barely a week in. Def like that offer! Vuc is a little risky given he does have a lot of injuries on his docket now, but I like the deal

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          @JB Gilpin:
          Ohhhh shhhhiii…. Wiggins just made his 4th Trey. We will make an oracle out of you yet JB!

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            @Ankur: Said he was finally feeling healthy! Let’s do this Wiggy! Monster pair of dunks too

  23. Kevin says:
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    how would you rank these players ROS H2H, marcus smart, jerian grant, deron williams, jarrett jack?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Kevin: Mannnnnn, tough. Grant is last. I can just kinda throw my hands up about Deron, who knows if he makes it healthy. I’ll go Deron, Jack, Smart, Grant, but top 3 are really close

  24. Justin peele says:
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    Love the articles and podcast, you guys keep it funny and casual as my top source for fantasy basketball.
    If you had a punt ft
    Pg curry, dragic, Payton, clarkson, collision
    Sg hood
    F aminu, Terrence jones,
    C deandre, Drummond, Duncan, Leonard
    Would u drop toney Allen for
    Bazemore, mason plumlee, or dieng and in what order?
    They all got dropped yesterday to waivers, thanks for all your help.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Justin peele: Wow, thanks so much man! Yeah we just try to make it a conversation, sometimes it goes on 20 more minutes about our leagues after we cut haha.

      Plumlee definitely seems to fit, but I dunno if you need more big man stats. I’d prob go Bazemore, Dieng, Plumlee

  25. HIIII says:
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    YO SLIM:
    My team is lacking something….
    Harden
    Hayward
    Oladipo
    Al Jeff
    Kemba
    Jval
    Otto
    Joe Johnson
    Porzingis
    Tyreke Evans (IR)
    Bazemore
    Mahinmi
    Jordan Hill
    TJ Mcconnell

    I sent out two trade offers:
    JJ + Al Jeff for Danny Green + Gortat
    JJ + Al Jeff for IT2 + Marvin Williams

    How do they look? Do you have some other suggestions?

    Thanks!!!!!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @HIIII: Blocks and a star big look to be needs, the Gortat one would be awesome. I like the value of the IT2 one, but then I’d try to flip another PG for a big. FG% might be rough at time, Kemba for a big? Hope that helps!

  26. dom says:
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    great notes JB!

    12 team 17 player roster size, ok to drop StanJo to stream Dwight Powell tomorrow? REB and OREB are super close this week. StanJo would become the most owned player on the wire though

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      @dom: saw he had a million adds on yahoo and pulled the trigger, ha

      so in that 10 cat OREB league, this dude really wants Drummond who fits his build pretty nicely. I could get Paul Millsap for him. I could even probably get him to include Harden for my Lillard. I feel like my 2 players may have more upside and would be pretty mad at myself if Drummond continues to have 11 OREB games on the reg

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        @dom: Thanks man! Sure, sounds good! I just don’t know if Powell’s role is enough for a full-time hold, but yeah with a deeper bench he probably is for your league. Def with two Reb cats. Ohhhhh man, I mean Drummo wins you a cat easily every week. is Harden upgrade worth Drummo to Millsap downgrade? I honestly don’t think so, I’d need more

        • dom says:
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          @JB Gilpin: you like Babbitt for some boards tomorrow @DAL? Capela @LAC? or Henson vs BKN thanks

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            @dom: Damn wish you had Capela tonight! Dwight getting a rest day, but will play v Clips. Henson might get benched returning tonight. Not a great mix, I’ll lean Capela

  27. Dumped Jeff Green earlier this week. Felt so right. Just swapped him out for J. Lamb, who can sit on my bench until he enters that lineup as the starting SG. It’s coming. Like Winter and the WhiteWalkers. Feel it.

    #FreeDwightPowell – he’s gonna beast if he gets 32/34 min per. As mentioned last week, just had a very active and lively game. Been on my bench for 2 weeks, but love what I see to date. Agree with your comments. Give him more run, Jim Carrey!

    As a side, Dwight Powell and Aaron Gordon both feel very similar to me… Love the way they play. Fast and furious.

    Terrence Jones – get it together, pal. Tremendous opportunity to produce awaits your sad swollen eye. Man up!

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      @El Burro: Haha I dunno man, Clifford the big read dog likes Hairston for D. Makes sense for Lamb to bring some O off the bench. Haha, yeah need Dirk to take a few weeks vacation! I think Gordon is more a pure athlete and will get better D stats. Powell is more refined, better scorer and 3s. but both can do it all. They need to just hack that eyelid off!

      • MAC says:
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        @JB Gilpin: yeah man, actually dropped crowder for jeff green for streaiming since mem has 3 games from mon-thur while boston only has 2 games for the week with both at heavy sched days wed and fri. now i regret it big tym letting crowder go. haha! anyways, just dumped green as well for thornton for fri sat games. hopefully it works this tym to justify letting crowder go.

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          @MAC: Yeah Crowder is right on the fringe, def not lsoing sleep streaming that spot, Thornton should hit a few more treys for ya with T Jones still out

  28. TheJohn says:
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    I was offer ktown or favors for dirk… Worth it???

    Or try go higher for big dirk!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheJohn: Whoa, yeah take either and run with it!

    • dom says:
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      @TheJohn: you need to pull the trigger for either of them before the other owner gets smart

  29. Perkins 2024 says:
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    Yo, Razzball!

    Man, I am so glad I found you guys a year ago and you helped me eek out a victory in my league last year. Such quality content day in and day out.

    Loved how that GIF was the only description needed for Flash’s night and that Gerald Green comment had me chuckling to myself with my roommate looking at me funny. Pfft, he don’t know what he missing.

    To the business side, I’m in a 12-team 9-cat H2H league and this is my current team:
    PG: Dragic, Conley, Smart
    SG: Harden, Burks, Bryant
    SF: Gallinari, Aminu, Covington
    PF: Draymond, Marcus Morris
    C: Drummond, Dieng

    I’m sitting here waiting for Harden to start doing Harden things, but my team already feels lacking. Meyers Leonard was just dropped so would you suggest dropping Dieng to claim him (I’m 7th on waiver order)? What other suggestions do you have?

    Notable FA on the wire: Burke, StanJo, Afflalo, RoLo, Zaza, M. Leonard, J. Green, J. Crowder

    Thanks in advance!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Perkins 2024: Yo! Hah thanks so much man! Appreciate ya finding us!

      Well Harden is already doing better than that team-killing first week. Even with Drum going nuts, I still think Rolo needs to be owned and help you with boards. It hasn’t been great, but after weird minutes the first two is back to 30 a game and I think will be better. Any time!

  30. WThothot says:
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    Nemanja Bjelica or Dwight Powell in a 3-Cat (Points-Rebounds-Assists) league?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @WThothot: Powell is def gonna out-reb, i’d go with him

  31. PhilOssieB says:
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    Me during my draft: “Conley was so good for me two years ago. And he’s still only 28. This must be the one JB is wrong on. I’ll take him at $30.”

    Me now: “Damn.”

    Would you try to flip Conley for Wiggins? Also, who’s a better stash, Kendall Marshall or Brandon jennings? Or their fictional daughter Kendall Jennerings? Thanks!

    • PhilOssieB says:
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      @PhilOssieB: Pts league, if that makes a diff.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @PhilOssieB: Hahaha, well I have already been wrong on several things, but at least this one is looking right 🙂 Sorry he’s killin ya man!

        Def would take Wiggins. I dunno if Conley really has “upsdie” even though he should eb a smidge better. Haha Kendall Jennerings sounds like Ken Jennings’ daughter… I’ll go Jennings for a Pts league, needs a trade though

  32. JG

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    Is Lamb worth a look at 12-ers H2H yet? I know history shows mean reversion coming but if he does do something like 12 ppg w/ 1-1.5/.5/.5 3s/stls/blks that’s very close to Otto Porter numbers with Porter more rebs but less TOs for Lamb.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @kw: Ummm, sure, pts def seems high and as I mentioned, he’s just red hot from the field right now. Maybe stream while hot, but I wouldn’t drop a great asset for him

  33. Adam says:
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    Hey guys!

    I was offered Clarkson and Vucevic for TJones and Bledsoe.

    How do you feel about trade one in a vacuum? A little worried about Clarkson’s role/playoff schedule but I’m tempted given the uncertain status/role of Jones.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Adam: Damn I feel like I saw this same offer somewhere, did you comment before? Or maybe a league had a very similar offer. Or option 3, I’m going crazy! Haha, I kinda think it depends on your team, if you’re loaded with PG and need a big man I love, but not so much if you already have a nice front line

  34. I'm Harden for your love says:
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    Im in a 10 team H2H and there’s a lot of untapped talent on the wire that people are sleeping on that I want to cash in on before everyone else dumps their scrubs. My team is too good to just drop someone so I’m wondering if you could help me out with some package trade deals.

    My locked in PTS,AST,FT and basically punting TO’s, but I could use some help in FG,3PTS,BLKS. Guys like Mylers Turner, Coverington, T.Young, J.Jack, A.Gordon, Sully, TJ Warren, Galloway, KCP are all available.

    I would like to do a 2 for 1 trade and pick one of these guys off the wire. I fee like Ibaka would be a good target but I know my league and this guy aint trading him.

    Anthony Davis (NO – F,C)
    Chris Paul (LAC – G)
    Pau Gasol (Chi – F,C)
    Gordon Hayward (Uta – G,F)
    Rudy Gay (Sac – F)
    Nicolas Batum (Cha – G,F)
    Terrence Jones (Hou – F)
    Greg Monroe (Mil – F,C)
    Chandler Parsons (Dal – F)
    Reggie Jackson  (Det – G)
    Paul George  (Ind – G,F)
    Darren Collison (Sac – G)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @I’m Harden for your love: Wow, embarrassment of riches on the wire! Well if Ibaka is stubborn, I think Monroe might be a sell high and get a big back with an asset with him

      • I'm Harden for you Love says:
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        [email protected]JB Gilpin: @JB Gilpin:

        what do you think about trading Monreo and Collison for Al Horford? Someone just dropped Payton I’m hoping to grab him!

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          @I’m Harden for you Love: Would love that! Might even work with Monroe looking great and Colly off a good game. Horford looks like he might have a ridiculous season, then Payton should be owned no question!

  35. Gus says:
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    In a standard 8-cat league, which of this year’s rookies (KAT, Okafor, Russel, Mudiay, Kristaps, Mario, etc.) do you most like in a keeper league going forward?

    Thanks!

    • I'm Harden for your love says:
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      @Gus:

      KAT looks like the real deal to me. Damn I wish I was able to get him in at least one of my leagues.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Gus: @I’m Harden for your love: Yup def going KAT. Kristaps is playing better than even the most optimistic people would’ve seen, so he’s risen, but isn’t a KAT

  36. Phranque (pronounced Frank) says:
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    Hi Guys,
    I tried to get through to the Mayo Clinic…..but they wouldn’t take my call…So I thought the RAZZ E.R. Docs might have an idea. QUESTION: Assume you had a choice between COVINGTON & PARSONS for the rest of the season….given your extended experience on jock owwies…which one has a better season? Or should both be avoided? Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Phranque (pronounced Frank): Hah well we’re a free clinic for all patients, that’s for sure! Hah, yes we’ve seen a lot of Jokic lately… I think I’m going Parsons, but not explicitly avoiding either, but Covington is tough to own

  37. jdubs says:
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    Hey guys,

    1) Thinking about sending out a trade offer to grab danny green while he’s slumping, would a trade offer of tj mconnell and Courtney Lee for Green too much of a lowball?

    14 team, 9 cat h2h
    my team:
    PG: Elfrid, Teague, Jerian Grant, McConnell
    SG: Courtney Lee, Covington, Jimmy Butler
    SF: Aaron Gordon, Parsons
    PF: Favors, Sully
    C: Okafor, Gobert

    2)I was also thinking of sending out aaron gordon and mcconnell for danny green and d’angelo Russell, what do you think of either trade?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @jdubs: 1 – Nah, I’ve seen comments with Danny G dropped. Couldn’t hurt to offer. 2. It’s probably solid for the long run, but mannnnn I wanna hold Gordon and see it grow. I’d try that first one first

      • jdubs says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks man! Loving all the new content and writers you’ve brought in, and I just started listening to your podcast which is a great listen in commute traffic. Keep on keepin’ on!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @jdubs: Thanks so much man! Really happ with our new team as well. Glad you like the Pod, and starting a week from now, we’ll be doing em at the crack of dawn so they can be your morning commute! Hah!

  38. Razzmanian Devil says:
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    9 cat, H2H, keeper

    In a relative vacuum, Conley & Draymond Green or Bledsoe & Gallinari?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Razzmanian Devil: Mannnn, that’s too close! Ummm I’ll lean Dray side just because I think he’s the best keeper

      • Razzmanian Devil says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I appreciate it! I’m a little light on AST (Rubio and Conley my only 2 PGs) while PTS aren’t as much of a need, so if value-wise it’s super close, then it makes sense to keep Dray’s out-of-position AST.

  39. Bryan says:
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    What do you guys think of this trade?

    Ariza+Markieff for Gallo+Thad Young

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bryan: Whewwwww close one. I’m kinda leaning Kieff side, i think he gets better

  40. kb says:
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    any thoughts on Otto Porter’s start to the season? up and down, but the multicat is (possibly) there!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @kb: Yeah rough start then chipped in some stuff, the Wiz want to play with a lot of pace so i think he’s certainly a must own in 12ers

  41. Fraktcha says:
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    Hey guys,

    Looking for a big man off waivers to replace Jahlil since he’s only contributing in the scoring cats which I don’t really need. Who do you have more faith in ROS – Sully or Starving Marvin?

    I tried to go punt FG but missed a couple of key bigs and point guards which is kind of hurting me right now. I’m also trying to get MCW or McConnel for Collison from waivers.

    Roster 10 man league 10 cat (P/Fouls)

    PG – Lillard, Mo Williams, Collison
    SG – Kobe, Hayward, Clarkson
    SF – Kawhi, PG13, Giannis
    PF/C – Love, Bosh, Okafor, Hibbert

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Fraktcha: Yup, why we hated on Jahlil coming into the year. Eeeesh, I kinda wanna hedge, I’d rather own marvin right now, but Sully I guess is my ROS call.

      Ummm, I’d hold Collison, I think you could use the dimes, I might lose Jahlil for hopefully MCW

    • Slim

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      @Fraktcha: Yeah Collison is much greater than those other options. And yea Sully is looking like a must own everywhere.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Fraktcha: @Slim: Sully looked awesome in that blowout, he is an easy pickup over Marvin in all scenarios now.

  42. Pau Right In the Kisser says:
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    Eyyyy!
    With Cousin’s injury feel it should be a buy low opportunity. My team’s solid but extremely boring to own, no superstars here! Snooze fest! Lacking in scoring also. Without knowing the other team, who do you think would be good to trade for him? Don’t really want to trade away any of my pg except Jack since pg/ast are pretty hard to come by right now.
    Pau + ariza (+jack) for cousins (+scrub)? Lowballing much?
    Also what do you think about Jack + Aminu/TJones for Knight/Rubio?
    Or should I just hang on to everyone and stream players?

    Heres my team 12 teamer h2h 9-cat
    G –bradley, Lowry, Bledsoe, G Hill, Jack,
    F – Ariza, Matthews, T. Jones, Aminu, Crowder
    C – Gobert, Whiteside, Pau

    Thanks in advance!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pau Right In the Kisser: Yup agree! Ummmm, yeah it might be too low, but never can hurt to offer! I dunno if I’m giving up on Tjones that fast, but if Aminu Jack can turn into either of those PG, I love it! Scoring is def low, but your team looks pretty solid!

  43. Jesse says:
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    Hey JB/Slim! I’m in a tough spot in a couple leagues. You guys reviewed my of 9 cat 10ers on the cast but I have a question regarding it.
    Curry
    Draymond Green
    Millsap
    Whiteside
    Reggie Jackson
    Payton
    Aaron Gordon
    Burks
    Tyson chandler
    T Jones
    Wiggin
    Gallinari
    Porzingis
    B Wright
    In this league there are 2 IL, 8 active PG-C , 3 UTL. 7 bench (haven’t picked up guy for t Jones yet). The magic and GSW double up kinda sucks. Do you think with these settings I can afford to have 2 double ups? I find a lot of night I have 10-12 playing and other nights 1 or 2. It seems like something that balances itself out but I feel like it’s hurting me. I know it’s early but should I stick with it or looks to trade one of the double ups?
    Thanks in advance guys!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jesse: Yeah I don’t worry too much on team stacking, best players still end up putting up the best stats over the long haul. Maybe it hurts you one week here or there, but then it’ll help others. I don’t think I’d be changing much, the Magic play on heavy schedule nights, but the Warriors should see a lot of primetime and that’s your big double up. Hope the helps ya!

      • Jesse says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Sure did! Thanks! One more,

        I’m in a points league and got
        Reggie Jackson
        Drummond
        Payton
        Aaron Gordon
        Little different from the other, 8 active PG-C, 3 UTL, 1IL, 4 Bench

        Basically same question. With 4 bench instead of 7 should I be looking to move any of these guys? Probably same answer as before. Thanks JB!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Jesse: Ummm, if it’s a shallower league, Gordon might be annoying, he’s more helpful in 9cat. If a 10 or 12 teamer, I’d def do a ton of streaming losing that Gordon spot. Any time!

  44. dan-o1 says:
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    you’re welcome lol. glad the waiver went through for you. once again my impatience will probably bite me in the arse…slim is laughing his ass off at the stupid shit i did this week,oh well live and learn

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dan-o1: Haha you dropped Rose? I was shocked I got him. I needed a PG and he fits my team mold of old and injury prone hahahaha

      • dan-o1 says:
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        @JB Gilpin: yep and i don’t know what came over me haha.common sense to at least wait till he isn’t seeing three of everything lol. i at least picked up sully in a league,so the other dumb moves don’t cut so deep

        • Slim

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          @dan-o1: Yeah I’m punting FT% in that league and Rose just doesn’t fit my build in any way. It’s a solid pickup for JBs punt TO team. You know… I wasn’t all that shocked to see him dropped. He really doesn’t do a whole lot for a fantasy team.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @dan-o1: @Slim: Hah yeah it wasn’t like absurdly dumb or anything. But yeah he’s a great fit on my squad

  45. Marshalll says:
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    Hey JB and slim. I have an offer for my lillard + teague for cousins + bledsoe, with some luck, I may be able to include smart in this deal. What do you think?

    • Marshalll says:
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      but I’m not sure if he will fall for that

      • Slim

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        @Marshalll: I think this is mostly going to be team based. Basically do you need big man stats or PG stats more. Also I’d probably wait and make sure Cousins is ok. If the guy won’t make the trade when Cousins is healthy then whatever. I just wouldn’t risk giving up Lillard for a potentially broken Cousins.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Marshalll: @Slim: Yeah if you have a few other good PG I like it, even with the risk. Boogie’s Achilles makes it risky for sure, which about evens it up

  46. dan-o1 says:
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    is it worth a waiver to p/u covington and tuck him away,assuming he’ll be back healthy in a couple weeks. if so would you drop henson or bjelica. i’m on the fence

    • JB Gilpin

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      @dan-o1: I’m fine losing Bjelica, I don’t think he has much upside, but in a 10er it’s tough own Covington. RCL he needs to be owned, so if you have IL spots he’s a great add.

  47. Jerry says:
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    Hey, JB! Should I pick up McConnell for Elfrid Payton? I know it’s only four games, but he looks really, really solid. Thanks!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Jerry: Absolutely not! I think McConnell is just an injury fill in until Wroten returns. I highly doubt there is season long value here. It wasn’t all that pretty last night either…

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Jerry: @Slim: Yeah it’d be nice to own both, and I know Payton is getting Skile-d a little bit right now, but that’s def a hold

  48. X says:
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    Need some quick advice-who’s the most droppable?

    Myles turner, stanley johnson or gorgui dieng?

    i wanna pick up sullinger or would you recommend another player to pick up?

    This is a 10 team 9 cat H2H league. Thanks!

  49. X says:
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    Need some quick advice-who’s the most droppable?
    Myles turner, stanley johnson or gorgui dieng?
    i wanna pick up sullinger or would you recommend another player to pick up?
    This is a 10 team, 9 cat, H2H league. Thanks!

    • Slim

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      @X: Sully shouldn’t be available. Any can go for him. I’ll lean dropping Stanley for now.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @X: @Slim: Yeah I think Stanley is the drop as well. A couple of miles ahead of Sully

  50. Andrew says:
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    Hey guys, I have a few questions about whether I should consider these trades.

    10 team 9 cat
    PG: Ricky Rubio, Efrid Payton, T.J. McConnell
    SG: Jimmy Butler, Kemba Walker, Jordan Clarkson
    SF: Lebron James, Danilo Gallinari
    PF: Derrick Favors, Terrence Jones
    C: Rudy Gobert, Andre Drummond, Willey Cauley-Stein

    His KD, Teague for my Butler, Gobert, Gallinari
    His Melo, Oladipo for my LBJ

    Right now, I am extremely strong in stocks, T.O, Rebs, and FG%, ok in pts and ast, and last in 3PM and FT%. I am not sure if accepting those trades will improve my team overall. If those trades are close, what types of players do you think I should try to ask for? Thank you.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Andrew: So it’s a roto league I’m assuming right? Yeah punting FT% is realllllly hard to win a roto league. I’d shocked you got a KD offer with no LBJ back, I think I take that one. Butler is amazing in roto, but obviously so is KD. You gain some blocks back and have nice bigs. Prob not doing the Melo one. Maybe try and hold Gallo for his 3s and counter with WCS instead

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        @JB Gilpin:Thank you for the reply. ‘m sorry, should of clarified. This is a standard 9-cat league.

        Maybe it is because I am attached to the players I drafted and overvalue them, but Jimmy Butler doesn’t look that far off from KD and with the way OKC is playing right now, do you see an uptick in KD’s stats? Westbrook looks like the one getting all the stats. When Rose inevitably gets injured, Butler should see a bump in value right? Thank you

        • Andrew says:
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          @Andrew: You can forget about the comment above. The owner backed out of the trade. Right now, I am trying to trade Drummond & Rubio for Millsap & Horford. There is a high possibility of this going through. What are your thoughts?

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Andrew: Ah well KD I think is doing a little better… What more you looking for from KD?! Right at 30 Pts, blks every game, multi-3s.. Def like that deal for you! Drummo and Horford are kinda close as it is, then def like Millsap over Rubio

  51. Mak says:
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    Hey in a 12 team 9 cat h2h, what do u think about dropping Myles turner for John Henson ? I’m struggling in boards and turners mins aren’t helping. And Henson had a nice game today. Gorgui is also on the wire.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Mak: Shockingly, Gorgui is a third… Mannnn, yeah well Henson’s minutes are going to be rocky too. Really wish you could own both, I guess gun to my head with it a standard size league I’ll roll with Henson but try to pick Turner up soon

      • Mak says:
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        @JB Gilpin: yeh I love turner but need more production right now. Btw which 2 would u play today: Henson, Lin, or Payton. Im scared Elfrid will play 15 mins again today lol I’m tied in blocks and steals. And need points.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Mak: Ah sorry I missed ya, I prob woulda said Payton with no hindsight, even needing Pts, hope you rolled with him!

          • Mak says:
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            @JB Gilpin: yep. Good thing I did go with Payton haha. Needed his 3 steals.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Mak: Nice! Yeah since my high rookie rank of him last year I’ve been an Elfrid apologist haha

  52. Kris says:
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    Hey JB and Slim,

    Oh fcuk the injuries, bros!

    Hey what do you guys think of me trying to get Gobert for a Kanter + T. Jones trade?

    And I had to drop Myles Turner. It’s a bit of a pain see hin in my other 20er league. Picked up Powell instead. On the my other 20er league, well, it’s going to be a problem since I have him and I have to stick with it. Thought on Myles?

    If ever I do get Gobert then I’m fine with Myles all year long. Haha! Yup, the trade is for my other 20er league where JB and I have a discussion over my team. Haha!

    Turn up 2 weeks hit by injuries team. Dang! It’s hard to enjoy fantasy hoops!

    Razzball!

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      @Kris:

      Btw, here’s the team that’s needs a scoring/rebounding big and yeah I can see it right now as I’m again losing this week 2-8. HAHA! But it’s all good with me. Consideting some of my guys aren’t playing well.

      (This team is under a 20er league. Splash with Kanter + T.Jones trade.)

      Jarrett Jack
      Evan Fournier
      Elfrid Payton
      Draymond Green
      Mason Plumlee
      Clint Capela
      Myles Turner
      Enes Kanter
      John Wall
      Terrence Jones
      Cory Joseph
      Andrew Wiggins
      Tony Wroten – when he’s back I’ll drop CoJo

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Kris: Whaaaaaaaaaaa cut Turner in a 20er?!?!?! I woulda held him over Powell, but Powell does look good. More upside for Powell. Maybe I read that wrong, you just mean in a dif league you had to cut Turner… Would love that Gobert deal if you can swing it!

        • Kris says:
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          @JB Gilpin:

          Yeah, it’s in another league. It’s just I had to have production on bigs. TJones is out and I have DMC in my other league too and this week was really, okay, I’m at 1-8 to this writing. HAHA!

          Anyway, with that Gobert trade. I am confident I can make this 20er team to something.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Kris: Ahhhhh damn yeah early injuries are tough…

            • Kris says:
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              @JB Gilpin:

              So trade rejection are swinging fast out of the building. It’s maybe Jones is injured or what. But hey, worth trying. I just don’t know if I can have Nerlens Noel for my team for the Kanter + Jones trade? 🙂 What do you think?

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              @JB Gilpin:

              Oh btw what do you think of LMA. I’m not offering for LMA just his in SA now. HAHA!

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Kris: Hah yeah I like getting Noel there too! But might be another swinging fast rejection haha. Ummm, he should get a tad better, but I didn’t like him coming into the year at all, and he’s a tough buy low since owners probably drafted him 10-15 spots ahead of my rank already

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                  @JB Gilpin:

                  Same sentiments for LMA. Anyway, will update you once I get a gaddemn good trade!

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                    JB Gilpin says:
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                    @Kris: Hah sounds like a plan!

  53. Superchunx says:
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    Hi jb and slim! Just want to have some suggestions and advice with my present team:

    Anthony Davis
    Gobert
    Markief Morris
    Myles Turner
    Reggie Jackson
    Elfrid Payton
    Goran Dragic
    Darren Collison
    Andrew Wiggins
    Gallinari
    Draymond Green
    Lou Williams
    Joe Johnson

    Payton and wiggins definitely not playing good right now but still have some patience before doing something.. Just dropped covington for lou williams i need some 3’s.. And my fg% is so bad going for 2 weeks now.. Lost last week 4-5.. I think im gonna lose to this week 3-6 bec of 3’s and fg%.. Gobert also is not scoring that much but had better rebounds last time (16 reb) . Which players would you suggest to trade or get from the waiver if avilable. Thanks in advance. Really appreciate the articles and pod cast man! Very helpful!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Superchunx: Hey man! Yup have patience with those two, will turn around. Yeah 3s are a little low but I think you should stream that Lou Williams spot – pick up a 3pt shooter every day. Scoring should usually be pretty good, Brow really picking it up last night helps. Thanks for reading and listening!

  54. TheJohn says:
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    favors or ktown?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @TheJohn: I’m still with Favors. The only reason this is close is because Favors has been sick. Towns off night the other night should happen more frequently than Favors.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @TheJohn: @Slim: Yeah gotta go Favors there

  55. Slim

    Slim says:
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    What?!?!? Sullinger with a nice game isn’t too surprising I guess. I’m feeling awfully good about my projection right about now. Rotoworld keeps saying the Celtics are showcasing Sully for a trade. I’m not convinced. This was a playoff team last year and they seem to have aspirations of getting back. I don’t buy it.

    I guess Henson should get the “Wha?!?!” award of the night. I offered him up to no less than half the teams in the REL and didn’t get a single counter. Hpmh. Fine. I’ll keep him.

    I had a fun night in the REL last night though. My 3 $1 keepers of Clarkson, Galloway, and Marcus Morris all played well. My 3 healthy bigs of Porzingis, Henson, Sully were monsters last night. Even my last 2 guys Tolliver and Cunningham played over 20 minutes. I’m so much better than I thought I’d be at this point. But… No Beverley, no Smart, and for some god awful reason still no Goodwin and it looks like I might lose assists to two 4 game weeks from Curry/Harden. Points are too close for comfort too… Might have a shot at TOs though. If Wiggins turns it around, I get Nurkic back, and I find 1 waiver gem, watch the eff out. One thing at a time though… Let’s start with a Wiggins turnaround. My REL write up this week is going to have a few (hopefully minor) injuries but it’s going to be chock full of rainbows and sunshine.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slim: Yeah he’s making the most of his pencil thin minutes. Everything about him is thin.

      YOU DIDN’T OFFER HENSON TO ME!!!!!!!!!! What you want?

      My team – not so much. Green had a favorable schedule week too, more active players by far on Wed, Fri, and Sat. I’m hoping to sneak by in 3s and STL on Sunday. Gonna be rough.

  56. Jerry says:
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    Alright, Slim. Would you drop Payton for either Danny Green or Alec Burks then? Both are available on the wire.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jerry: Holy hell, no reason they should be avail! I am begrudgingly holding Payton, but damn, what else you have avail to drop? Green NEEDS to be owned

  57. Clyde Prompto says:
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    It annoys me to no end that Yahoo doesn’t let you add a player and then play him that day. Makes it almost impossible to take advantage of starters getting games off by streaming their replacements. Looking at you, Clint Capela.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: Yeah it’s how RCLs in baseball worked too, well they locked by the first game. So any day with day games was annoying. I kinda like it, makes it more strategic. I think the Dwight DNP was announced by Thursday tho… But not sure

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Guhh well that’s on me for being an inattentive owner, then. Just call me MJ!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Clyde Prompto: Hahahaha inattention would be better than his attempts at attention!

  58. miles proudfoot says:
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    Hey! I know Marvin Williams is hot right now and kinda need boards and blocks but Wilson Chandler is on the wire? Make the switch? Thanks!

    • miles proudfoot says:
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      Sullinger is also available.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @miles proudfoot: Defffff gotta go Sullinger right now. Although Chandler is likely gonna be must own when he’s back after a game or two of easing in

  59. hanns says:
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    So I have a bit of a team identity crisis. 12 team, 9 cat , H2H. I thought I could cover drummond’s FT% but I learned that I can’t. Should I just forget FT and just go for pop corn stats like points, 3, rebounds, assits, steals and blocks? Or should I try to trade drummond to win ft%? I def don’t want to trade lillard so I’m not sure what to do.

    (9) Damian Lillard (Por – PG)
    (16) John Wall (Was – PG)
    (33) Andre Drummond (Det – PF,C)
    (40) Gordon Hayward (Uta – SG,SF)
    (57) Reggie Jackson (Det – PG,SG)
    (64) Andrew Wiggins (Min – SG,SF)
    (88) Robert Covington (Phi – SG,SF)
    (105) Robin Lopez (NY – C)
    (112) Jusuf Nurkic (Den – C)
    (129) Alec Burks (Uta – PG,SG)
    (136) Myles Turner (Ind – C)
    serge Ibaka(by a trade)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @hanns: Yeah his volume is gonna make it tough, but you have a lot of guys that should be helping most of the time. Wall should be better. No one else hurts you there. I think you roll with it and hope you eek it out some weeks

  60. Churrbadurr says:
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    RoLo has been pretty bleh lately, I need swats right now since I’m sitting on an injured T.Jones. Would you drop R. Lopez for J. Henson?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Churrbadurr: Whewwww tough one… Yeah I’ll go upside for the BLK with Henson, and hope this FT shooting improvement we saw through preseason too is legit

  61. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    JB in a keeper should I offer McCollum $20 for Porzingis $7? Dude needs a shooting guard and while I like him Porzingis looks like he could eventually be like AK47 with a better jump shot. I know rookies can be risky but man that kid passes the eye test.

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @Connor: Ha thanks I kept thinking on it and went ahead and sent it on over. He accepted.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Connor: @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Noooiiiccccceeee! Love the deal. 1/3 of the price and I think you got the “in a vacuum” better keeper

  62. Pau right in the kisser says:
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    What do you think of my Jack + Aminu + Pau for Drumman + knight? Too low of an offer? Punting FTs right now.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Pau right in the kisser: Yeah I can’t see a way he takes that, but can’t hurt to offer!

  63. Ryan says:
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    Sorry guys, I love your content, but I won’t be visiting the site for a while because you have some serious security problems. (Think you’ve been hacked)

    I don’t know if other people have dealt with this, but this is the third time I have been redirected from this site to a site that tries to force me to download a faulty version of Adobe reader. This site isn’t safe right now!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan: Huh, I will fwd this immediately to the tech people, wasn’t aware of any issues! Will comment back when I have an update

      • JG

        Dj says:
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        @JB Gilpin: had the same issue only on access via a mobile device on a specific browser. Since then, I’ve used chrome to access via mobile and no issues.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Ryan: @Dj: Yeah I was 99% sure but didn’t want to falsely answer, but it’s definitely not a hack, it’s just pulling in a bad ad through the automated ads pulled in. We’re looking into which one it is to be sure it’s disabled. Thanks for your patience, hope you come back soon Ryan! Site is definitely safe.

  64. Carl says:
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    Hi guys need your help im in a standard 9cat H2H league .

    My Team :
    PG: Bledsoe,Teague,J-Jack
    SG:Batum,Clarkson,Hood
    SF:Thad Young,Marcus Morris
    PF:Paul Milsap,Aaron Gordon
    C:Cousins,KAT,RoLo

    Im offered Danny Green and Favors for my Teague and Thad Young
    Teague is on a roll and both of his are struggling right now.Should i consider this trade?
    Im also intrigued by T.Evans,Sullinger and Henson on the wire should i pick someone up?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Carl: Hmmmmm in a vacuum, I love Favors and would do it. BUt for you, I don’t think you can afford the PG depth loss. I’d hold off. Def getting Sully for Hood, then probably keeping the rest

  65. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    I just saw what might be the worst call I’ve seen this year. Sixers/Magic, they come down the court and as Nerlens Noel stands next to Jason Smith he receives a full powered (and 100% deliberate) elbow to the chest from Smith. Immediately Noel reacts and starts to put him in a headlock before he realizes he shouldn’t, so, he stops himself. But at full speed the refs always catch the retaliation you say? Except before they called any foul they go to the replay to look at it. Somehow, despite the replay being 100% clear on what happened, Noel gets ejected and to add insult to injury Smith gets to shoot free throws. You can even see Smith asking the ref after the call, “am I ejected too?”. Horrible call and I don’t even see any way to explain it.[/rant]

    • JB Gilpin

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      @A Hill O’ Beans: Hahahaha, sounds pretty silly. Damn we’re gonna have a crazy Sunday. DeMarre needs to rest that foot!

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @JB Gilpin: DeMarre just signed a big contract and this is a key game against a conference rival (I’m only partially talking about the REL, ha-ha), he needs to suck it up a play! Especially since threes, steals, and assists are the closest categories. Even when I have the lead I hate going into Sunday with less games to play, 9-5 in this case. Damn good matchup!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @A Hill O’ Beans: Might be 9-4! I’m def winning AST. As long as I take one of 3s or stl I’ll be happy 🙂

          • A Hill O' Beans says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Damnit. I thought you were tough DeMarre? The real Junk Yard Dog Jerome Williams is shaking his head in disgust right now.

            9-4 it is then. Did you see Mozgov hit a 3 earlier? If I win 3s by one that will be a pretty epic time to hit his 7th career 3 pointer, ha-ha.

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              @A Hill O’ Beans: My REL recap is gonna be about 2 sentences long, at last KCP tied up STL. Your team is better, and I was that close to an overall W while losing both %s. Wolves 3 game week hurt

  66. Connor says:
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    Willie Cauley-Stein or Henson?? Thanks man!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Connor: I’d roll dice on upside of Henson. Any time!

  67. Backyard BOOGIE says:
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    Hey JB just got offered bosh for my Bledsoe in one my leagues 12 team 9 cat H2H.
    My team consists of
    Wall
    Dragic
    Bledsoe
    Kemba
    Jabari
    Cousins
    Parsons
    Koufos
    Wright
    Shroeder
    Tyson Chandler
    Wiggins
    Miles Turner
    Mahimi
    And wroten in my IR since Jabari is back
    Would you pull the trigger or work someone else? I was reaching for Gobert with my Bledsoe but he won’t budge. Let me know!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Backyard BOOGIE: You have nice PG depth, but I think Bledsoe should still command a tad more. Maybe see if he can at least sweeten it a bit

  68. RW0 says:
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    Hey JB, what do you think about this trade?
    Giving: favors, gay, Thomas, and dieng
    Getting: cousins, (Teague if possible or tobias-is this trade good even if I get tobias) and Ellis
    Would this put me down a lot in rebounds? I’m thinking of grabbing someone off the waiver like porzingis or bjelica. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @RW0: I lovvvvve Favors, and man those top 3 give up a lot of depth. Def gives you the best in deal, but Boogie is a little risky given injury and his injury history… With Tobias in it I like it. Any time!

    • sam says:
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      @RW0:

      ive never seen a worse trade in my life…wish you were in my leagues!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @sam: Hah hyperbolic much? I see worse trade offers for or against virtually every day in comments…

  69. Tyler says:
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    Drop stanley johnson for gerald green, gary neal or bargnani?

    • Tyler says:
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      @Tyler: rondae hollis jefferson also available

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Tyler: I’d wanna get someone, I’ll nab Neal to see if Beal is out a while, it did not look good…

  70. Jeff says:
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    Trade: cousins and tyson chandler for gobert, oladipo and monta. i’m in need of some assists and 3’s. i don’t know if the depth i get is good enough to let go cousins..

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jeff: Whewwwww yea it’s close. Cousins def has some risk, and you still bring in a lot of TO. ON the fence on this one, i think if you have enough boards in the rest of your front line I’d do it

      • Jeff says:
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        I have another trade in a second league. would you do lillard and hayward for gobert, bledsoe and teague

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jeff: Whewwwwww. Yeah I think I do that one, I still love Gobert, you make up AST with the two PG, I like it, but close

  71. Jerry says:
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    Hey, JB! I could drop Schroder on my team to pickup Danny Green. Markieff Morris is also available. Do you like Green or Markieff for the season?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jerry: Hey man! Damnnnn lots of good options, I’ll lean Green ROS but very close

  72. Jerry says:
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    Ok, sounds good. Thanks for help as always.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jerry: Any time!

  73. Justin says:
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    9 cat h2h. 12 person. What u think about dropping Lin for ish smith?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Justin: Mehhhhh, Ish has more upside on non-Jrue nights, I’m fine with the move as both are about the same for right now, but would rather just stream the spot

      • Justin says:
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        @JB Gilpin: ok cool. I also have Marcus Thornton and Terrence jones. And jones is Apprantly back. Should I hold into Thornton to see how he does. Got Terrence in the injured spot right now. And hold onto Henson for now? Dedmon and Capella on the waiver.

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          @Justin: Yeah I think Thornton can go to open up that Tjones spot. Although I might look to see who else is IL eligble, drop Thornton for one of them, then switch out your IL spots to have another stash

  74. JG

    Kw says:
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    So..Wiggins finalllly!!! Hope it sticks and gets more efficient.

    Have a small dilemma…I think. Have TJones on IL. Aaron Gordon just got dropped.

    My lineup:
    Guards: Smart, A. Bradley, Wiggins, Stauskus
    Forwards: KD, Porter, Bjelica(yep, beat a couple of mgrs to him yday and both already asking if I’ll trade for him), TJones
    Bigs: Nerlens, Pau, Zbo, Dirk, Myles Turner, Dedmon

    Plan to drop Dedmon once Vooch is ready but question now is, once TJones comes back from IL, and assuming nothing changes in production btwn Turner and Gordon, who do I drop? Of course I can always try to do a 2 for 1 but if one of those 2 aren’t Turner, Gordon nor Bjelica, I could be left with 4 (including Porter) late mid to late round value.

    So barring a trade, gotta think it’s going to be between Gordon or Turner…grrr

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Kw: Yup, me too! Looking up. Nahhhh it would prob be Bjelica for me honestly, given he has a 5-game week this week, so wanna hold through that. Maybe try a 2-for-1, but his best game was a no K-mart game, which raises an eyebrow

      • JG

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        @JB Gilpin: I agree on Bjelica re Kmart absence. But I still think he has easiest path to being relevant (Kmart and/or KG missing time). Former would be better IMO since then that would have him be favored to be that spark for the 2nd unit.

        I like selling into highs like a pro trader at the floor. Worried about Beal injury to Porter’s nos. I think much of his success is due to defenses paying a lot of attention to both Wall and Beal. W/o Beal, defense rotations can actually catch their breath which probably make things tad tougher for Porter to do as much. I don’t think creating his own shot is in his arsenal so depending on Beal Inj, I could look to see if I can trade up the ladder for him.

        Another one is Dirk. Unless those 2 Inj players get reinjured, I just don’t see him playing this much once they both get closer to normal minutes.

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          @Kw: True, but Gordon and Turner offer much more upside in per-minute and I think expanded roles are coming.

          Interesting thought on Porter… Luckily they have a premiere PG to create shots, so I think Porter can still be OK. I think it’s about even. If Beal has an extended injury and Porter has a nice game, that would be a great window.

          Yup agree, Dirk is a little bit on a sell high path right now, even in lower minutes already

  75. Dante Green says:
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    This week has been brutal. I’m about to lose (2-7), thanks to injuries from Smart and TJones and also guys who played through them: Favors and Carroll.

    I dropped ABradley for Bjelica for that nice 5-game week. He’s got some nice momentum going, if he can actually produce this week then I might hold onto him for awhile.

    But I’m eyeing some guys on the waivers: Jerian Grant, Langston Galloway, Jusuf Nurkic and Rodney Hood. I know Afflalo is playing soon, but Calderon is oft injured! If JC goes down, does Grant become a must own? And Langston’s been playing well with AA on the sidelines… Your thoughts on Hood? Feels like he’ll be good this season. And of course Nurkic, would love to have that Gobert-Nurkic combo.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dante Green: I had a brutal REL loss of 1 3PTM and 6 AST and he had Mozgov, 7 AST from Middleton out of nowhere Sat, and 3 game week of Rubio/LaVine. Annoying. Love that move! Nice weekly streamer. Ummm, yeah I think Grant probably becomes the starting 1, he’d be likely must-own. Your league have IL? Love stashing Nurk where I can with that. Not a huge Hood fan, I still think it’s weird they decided to start him, but it’s helping D

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        @JB Gilpin: that’s too close! Hah you get em next match!

        Nah, no IL! If they say he’ll be back in a week I’ll make a grab for him right away. Thanks brotha

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          @Dante Green: Yeah I’d give Nurk a little more time. Any time my man!

  76. Joseph says:
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    dropping wilson chandler for nik stauskas or Meyers leonard. thoughts? the rest of my team is:

    kemba
    mo will
    elfrid
    lama
    al jeff
    kristaps
    favors
    porter
    harden
    burks
    smart

    thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joseph: Leonard has looked better, that one is close but all 3 of them are so so close. I’d probably just stream the spot between the 3/other 3pt shooters

  77. Justin says:
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    Also someone offered me Cj McCollum for my Gordon Hayward. Obvs a sell high offer but I won’t be surprised if Cj finishes better than him. What u think?

    • Justin says:
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      @Justin: got a couple more trade offers to run by you. 12 team 9 cat h2h.
      My team: Gordon Hayward, lillard, Jarrett jack, Payton, millsap, Marcus Morris, Zaza, Henson, favors, towns, t jones, Marcus Thornton, collison.

      Got offered Bledsoe and mirotic for millsap and Gordon Hayward.

      I don’t like the offer but what do you think I can counter it with? The dude that offered it to me also has Cj McCollum, gortat, al horford.

      Thanks a lot for ur insight! so glad this site exists haha

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Justin: Ha, I would be flabbergasted if McCollum beats out Hayward. Def declining that. Nah, don’t like the Bledsoe one either, mirotic is trending way down and love your 2. I think he’s trying to sell Miro or McCollum high.

        I dunno if you’ve got a good trade for him, I wouldn’t move any of your big men since you look a tad light up front. Payton for McCollum? I still kinda rather like Payton TBH, but if you’re high on McCollum that seems even. Hah thanks man, thanks for stopping by!

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