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?

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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

    • JB Gilpin

      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

        • JB Gilpin

          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.

    • JB Gilpin

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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!

        • JB Gilpin

          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

      • JB Gilpin

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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!”