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So my lead on Tuesday morning about Derrick Rose disappearing on his team (Gone Girl 2 – Gone Rose!) I thought would be a pretty bad low point for the Poppycockers.  But I dunno, I think they may have hit it last night!  Rose was surprisingly vintage Rose – considering all the rumors he wanted a buy out or the Knicks should suspend him for a while – for 25/2/4/1/0 on 11-16 shooting.  That said, he was -21 in a 1-point loss, while the bench kept the Knicks in it.  In the end though, the Poppycockers just didn’t have an answer for this new, upstart PG who is taking his offensive game in the league by storm!  And of course I’m talking about T.J. McConnell!

Melo, you just got skeeted on!  “What is that in your hair?!  Is that hair gel?!”  “No, Melo, it’s Dapper Dan!”  Yup, hit the buzzer-beater to beat the Knicks 98-97, for NY’s 9th loss of their last 10.  To quote the immortal Friends like I love to do, “There’s rock bottom, then 50-feet of crap, then” the Knicks!  But hat’s off (because it would mess up the gel) to T.J. running away with the Sixers PG job, playing a team-high 34 minutes of 8/6/7/2/0 on 4-6 shooting with 2 TO.  Pretty solid, efficient line.  On the flip side, Sergio Rodriguez is turning into melted White Chocolate, going 14 minutes of 2/1/4/0/0 on 1-7 shooting with 3 TO.  The two could still flip flop, but T.J. has always been a Brett Brown guy, and this was a pretty big moment.  Dapper D should probably be owned in all 12ers, although if you have AST locked down, I’m not sure what else you’ll be happy with.  2 steals in 4 straight is nice I guess, but no 3s, low scoring, bad FG%…  Wait, why do I hate on this guy but love Ricky Rubio?!  I guess it’s all in the spiciness, baby!  Here’s what else went down in fantasy hoops action last night:

Joel EMBIIIIIIID – Got to face off against KOQ!  21/14/1/1/1 for EMBIIIIIIID, hitting a trey and 6-7 FT.  Awesome line, AND only 1 TO!  This is only his third game on the SEASON with less than 2 TO.  Yeesh.  Apparently had a kankle scare, but all ended well.

Nerlens Noel 13/8/1/2/0 in 21 minutes.  Although, the TO for this big reared its ugly head again – 2 TO after being a lot less butterfingery thus far in 16-17, compared to his career norms.

Carmelo Anthony Despite being possibly pushed off at the buzzer there, had a decent game, going 28/2/1/0/3 with 2 treys.  Had to get played 37 minutes with his balky knees in what ended up being a loss to Philly…  Panic at the disco!

Kyle O’Quinn Even though he’s been a dirty KOQ lately after that flagrant II against Brow the other night, had a big game, going 10/15/3/2/2 in 24 minutes.  We all know what happens when you trust KOQ though, the minutes go flaccid.

Brandon Jennings – As expected with Rose somehow avoiding a team sanction and starting, got only 24 minutes for 9/3/2.  Back to the streaming class until Rose is MIA again…

John Wall Getting an MRI on his finger and wrist.  He shot 4-21, so OF COURSE he complained it was something to do with an injured hand.  Hah!  Or maybe he injured his hand when he tried to fight The Boston Clam Crowdah, I dunno…

9/7/10/3/1 with only 1 TO will still get you through though…

Bradley Beal Tried to be the All-Star Wall wanted to keep the Wiz in this one at BOS, but 6 treys and 35 points wasn’t quite enough.  He’s playing well though!

Otto Porter RotoSkeet!  I thought about asking Grey to change Razzball to that name, but he wasn’t buying in…  20/6/5/3/0 on 9-12 shooting with no TO for the Roto god.

Jae Crowder Speaking of the Boston Clam Crowder, 20/5/1/1/1 in his own Roto god showing, on 7-10 shooting with 4 treys and no TO.  The Crowder is hot in wintah!  Which is nice to see after it was cold Crowder for the previous few games…

Jordan Mickey Wait, he was on the Celtics active roster still?!  Got a start with Amir Johnson out with a kankle, but only got 14 minutes (4/2/1/0/1).  Bleh.

Al Horford Doin’ his thang!  Just wanted to mention his rainbow – 16/9/3/2/2 with 2 treys.

Marcus Smart Was on quite the upswing until last night, going only 3-11 FG for 9/4/4/0/0.  I’m still going to be staying at a Holiday Inn Express with one of my last roster spots in a 12er…

Montrezl Harrell Only 20 minutes with Nene only getting 15?!  Wow, Rockets going small against KAT?!  Yeah, no wonder they got upset here – weird…  Trezl did have some foul trouble, but I would expect a bounce back.

Patrick Beverley Not much else to mention for the Rockets here – they shot only 41.4%, James Harden has his usual line, and PBev is still ailing with a bad wrist.  0-5 FG, but still racks up a 0/3/4/3/1 line.  They need Eric Gordon back, who is out with a big toe injury?!  Just saw that toe off, let’s go!

Karl-Anthony Towns Since the Rockets decided to put small guys on him, KAT went ham for 23/18/5/1/3 on 10-17 shooting.  As I mentioned on this morning’s Pod, the TO are really annoying though, considering he vastly improved his AST:TO last year (1.4:2.1 pre-ASB, 3.0:2.5 post-ASB, 3.0:2.7 in 16-17).  I was hoping it would keep trending up!

Andrew Wiggins Nice bounce back off a dreadful game, going 28/4/2/0/1 with 3 TO.  Bathed in some maple syrup after the last one…

Ricky Rubio As mentioned in the open, a very T.J. McConnell-esque line of 10/3/17/1/0 with only 1 TO on 1-5 shooting.  Gotta love the 8-8 FT!

Brandon Rush – Got 36 minutes as the starting SG with Zach LaVine missing his first game on the year with a bruised hip.  Gotta keep those hips fresh for the dunk contest!  I almost just wrote this blurb in passing, not expecting Rush to have done anything bit hit treys, but what in the rainbow?!  12/3/3/3/2 with no TO and 4 treys.  Whoa.  Might be an interesting stream tomorrow if LaVine is still out, but it doesn’t seem like too serious an injury…

Shabazz Muhammad Maybe your biggest #D’Antoni benefactor!  20/7/1 on 7-11 shooting in 30 bench minutes.  Instant O!

Chandler Parsons Well, slightly looking up?!  14 points and a steal in 18 minutes on 7-12 shooting – pretty empty since he was 0-3 from deep – but looked pretty good out there to me!  All we need is slow improvements…

Marc Gasol Man, the OKC bigs freight-trained him inside, but he had his rainbow for 9/7/7/2/2 with no TO.  That said, 4-12 shooting and 1-3 FT.  Needs that shot back!

Russell Westbrook Tripdub.  Yawn.  Although I kinda go ballistic every time he shoots 3s.  0-7 again last night, shooting 6-19 overall.  That’s 6-12 inside the arc, and 50% is plenty efficient and useful, ya bum!

Enes Kanter/Steven Adams Turning into the best twin towers in the league.  39 minutes for Adams for 12/8/1/1/2, and 30 for Kanter (as they’re getting more and more run next to each other), going 19/13/3/2/0.  They’re both men amongst boys inside.  To get into their paint, you have to pay the troll toll to get inside this boy’s soul!

DeAndre Jordan Oh man, he turned his awesome hair into corn rows!  Boooooo!  Looks less menacing to me with that extra 4 inches of hair braided down…  Anyway, 10/20/1/2/3 for his typical outing.

Austin Rivers Returned to daddy’s team from illness, going 9/4/5/0/0 on 3-7 shooting.  Tough to find his game with everyone healthy!  And that doesn’t include Blake Griffin still out! I think you can move on, 2-4 FT again is mad annoying.

Aaron Gordon Speaking of mad annoying, why can’t A-Gor play like this every night?!  And why can’t he get D stats as an athletic freak?!  28/3/3/0/0, but hit 11-17 FG and 4 treys.  He’s turned into KCP’s version of a SF/PF…  Although with a bad FT% and REB instead of STL…  Yeah, it’s not as good.

Elfrid Payton Put him back on the Shelfrid and off the bench, ahhhhhh!  Not playing nearly as well when he comes out as the starter, going 6/2/3/0/0 with 2 TO in 23 minutes.  Given this was against CP3 and the Clippers though, so I’m not losing ALL hope.

Nikola Vucevic Also starting again, as Vogel is reverting back to the old starting 5…  But maybe it was a tactical move since Serge Ibaka sat with a shoulder injury.  He was a game-time decision and hopes to play tomorrow, so Serge should be back for ya.

LeBron James What is happening to the Cavs?!  Lost by 16 in Portland on a snowy night, with BronBron going 20/11/4/1/1.  Kevin Love had to leave for a hot minute due to a leg injury, but returned and was his usual boring 5-15 FG 17/8/1 self.  Remember when he broke a record for scoring in the first quarter or some crap?!  He’s struggled mightily the last 5…

Kyle Korver 25 minutes, no treys, 2 points.  I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

Kyrie Irving Speaking of struggling, 4-16 FG for only 11/3/1/2/0 with 3 TO against a team not really known for their defense…  Get the kinks out now, Cleveland!

Al-Farouq Aminu 11/12/2/0/1.  Woo.  Hoo.  He’s like MKG!  Except he can’t shoot at all!  5-16 FG, lowering his season FG% to 34.5%.  Who green lit this guy to shoot 16 shots last night?!

C.J. McCollum Was guard 1A to Damian Lillard‘s 1B in the win, going 27/4/2/1/4 on 11-20 shooting.  Man, he’s good…

Allen Crabbe CrabNOF!  24/4/1/1/0 on 9-11 shooting.  Stream the Crabby while hot!  Have a crab pot!  Add him to your team, and temporarily call it “Joe’s Crabbe Shack”!  Do it! Do it!

 

Thanks for dropping by today, and I hope everyone has had a strong first half to their week 12!  Throw me some comments to keep up over the weekend, and I’ll catch you again bright-n-early on Monday morning.  Have a great weekend, Razzball Nation!

  1. Landisimo3 says:
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    JB what up! Korver Also making me throw up in my mouth … Would like to drop him .. I can use a little help in all Cats… some decent guys available… TRoss, Speights, RoLo, Deng, Powell, McConell, Noel etc etc

    12 team H2H … Thanks in Advance!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Landisimo3: What’s up man?! Hah yeah def losing Korver, kinda depends on what your team needs. McConnell is kinda jumping out to me tho

  2. miles proudfoot says:
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    Nice It’s Always Sunny reference! The song from last weeks episode, “What Are The Rules” should be JR Smiths theme song when he makes a boneheaded play.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Hah thanks man! Oh damn i need to find that song! Haven’t been keeping up with the show as much lately, but it’s always hilarious

  3. dom says:
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    who do you like for a stream tonight… need every cat pretty much

    Hield @BKN
    McDermott @NY
    Barea @PHO
    Zaza DET
    Ingram @SA
    Deng @SA
    Monta Ellis @DEN

    also at what point would you call Elfrid cuttable to stream in a 12er if I’m happy with my PG’s? thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @dom: I think I’ll go Hield against the Mess, pretty close against McBuckets though, as the Bulls all have the black plague right now, and everyone is out. Nahhhh i would try to hold Elfrid in a 12er

      • dom says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks, I’m gonna shop around DeAndre Jordan per your suggestion the other day. would you trade him straight up for say, Porzingis or Aldridge? Or can you think of a SG target?

        Steph Curry
        Schroder
        Payton
        Hield
        Bradley (IR)
        Wilson Chandler
        Crowder
        Favors
        Ryan Anderson
        James Johnson
        Horford
        Vucevic
        DeAndre

        • JB Gilpin

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          @dom: 100000% would for Porzingis, and he has a nice buy low window right now. Aldridge, bleh, I’m worried about the shut down, but I think it would work. SG… McCollum? Prob wouldnt work tho, CJ is destroying right now…

  4. Lasandro says:
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    OMFG I couldn’t stop LOLing at that it’s always sunny ref!! One of their best eps. “See, it sounds a lot like you’re saying boy’s HOLE..”

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Haha thanks man! Yeah that’s a fav between me n the college buddies. DAY MAN! OH AHH AHHHHHH!

  5. Tim says:
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    So I made major trade… sent Geroge Hill and Boogie Cousins for C.J. Mc and Brook Lopez. I am very behind in my league (9 Cat roto) and need to shore up my percentages where boogie has been killing me.

    What do you think about this new roster (BBall Monster says i vastly improved my chances to win)

    PG: CJ Mc
    SG: Avery Bradley
    G: Mike Conley
    PF: L. Aldridge
    SF: Draymond Green
    F: Paul Milsap
    C: Dieng
    C: Lopez
    Util: Vulkavic
    Util: Paul George

    I feel this is pretty good. Any weakness you see (other than the fact that I didn;t have this lineup from the get go – just recently traded Rubio and Middleton – its a keeper league and he had value – for Conley and Milsap).

    Any thoughts would be appreciated 9 Cat Roto.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Tim: Love the deal, very sell high on Hill and Boogie is so tough in Roto. Roster looks awesome to me! AST are maybe a smidge low, even though you have a lot of out of position sources. Pretty nice low TO rate. Rebounds might be low some stretches. I’m always afraid of my Spurs, even though laMarcus is AWESOME in roto, I’d be worried he doesn’t play much in late March/April

  6. Edge says:
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    16 Team Deep League H2h 9 Cat

    PG: Wall, Bledsoe, Lawson
    SG: Eric Grodon, Barea
    SF: Covington, Parsons
    PF: Anthony Davis, Kevin Love, Mo Speights
    c: Kanter, Ty Chandler, Lucas Nogueira

    Is Jared Sullinger or Jahlil Okafor worth picking up?
    I am doing well, should I stash middleton for the playoffs

    And if I get anyone of them, who should i drop

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Edge: I’ll pass on Middleton for right now. I’ll pass on Okafor too. Sullinger is interesting… But I still think too far out. I think Barea could go, but not loving any of those 3

  7. Everybody Loves Draymond says:
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    Who do you prefer ROS, Tyreke, C.J Miles or Kilpatrick? Also is Leuer worth picking up if someone dropped him? My team:

    PG– Paul, Wall
    PG/SG- Beverley, Lou Williams
    SG/SF- Gary Harris, Josh Richardson
    SF-PF- Draymond, Parsons
    PF/C- Millsap, Taj, Dirk, Biyombo, Capela
    C- Jusuf

    I only have 1 add left for this week so was thinking about dropping Biyombo for one of the 3 guards I mentioned and then maybe grabbing Leuer next week? What do you think? Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Everybody Loves Draymond: Ugh, I’m not a Reke guy at all, but I think if I had to pick only one ROS< it'd be him. Yeah I would wait on Leuer, being sure he's healthy again. I'd be OK losing Biyombo to stream one of those guys, prob would stream miles

  8. miles proudfoot says:
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    So capella said he should be back in a week or two and need to add the stats he offers. I’m thinking of dropping Harrell to add him, but I think you were optimistic that he would retain value. My other possible drops are Collison,Smart (like what he’s doing but will he end up cuttable again with Bradley returning?), Thad young. Thanks!

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      @miles proudfoot: other possible pick ups are JRich, McConnell, JayM Green, I guess Illy but not really, and RoCo but don’t think I can stomach his fg%.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @miles proudfoot: Whew, lots of good options. If you need dimes, I would get McConnell for Harrell. I do really like Harrell and the FG bump… I’d lean holding another few days unless you dat PG stats

  9. cash says:
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    would you take bojan bogdanovic for chandler parsons? 12 team h2h 9 cats

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @cash: nahhhh, no no no, nah

  10. choosediy says:
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    Would you drop either A. Gordon or Harkless for J Rich? I like Gordon’s potential, and he’s been playing better as of late (though I wish he had more defensive stats like you mentioned). Harkless has cooled off, but I like his nightly 1stl/1blk/1 3pt potential. I do have quite a few SG/SF on my team, so it really comes down to value over need. Does J Rich hold better ROS outlook than those 2?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @choosediy: I don’t think the upside is enough so to cut either of those guys right now. I mean, Gordon has his own potential that could happen as well! We all know he’s gifted enough, hah

  11. DT says:
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    Yo JB!

    been hit with a few injuries recently (Griffin, Lin, Batum) in 10 team H2H 9 cat… debating picking up tony parker as McConnell was taken right before I swooped on him. Should I drop Lin? Or hold based on my team right now….

    G: Lowry, Curry, KCP, Lin, Harris
    F: Warren, Covington, Batum, Aminu (dropped Baze), Griffin
    C: JV, Monroe, Dieng, Gibson, Drummond

    Any thoughts? not much else on the wire (Thabo, Motiejunas, Nogeuira, Leuer, Allen, JaMychael, Barea, etc)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @DT: I def think you need some production now, I would make that swap for Parker. And yeah, bleh on those others. Get healthy soon, my man!

  12. whatcha think? says:
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    in a 12 team h2h daily league we use fg%, ft%, fgm, pts, 3’s, ast. rbd. blk, stl. i’m rally having a hard time figuring who to drop/stream that isn’t a valuable guy that won;t be picked up by another team.

    guards—Lin ( all year long ugh holding him and favors killed me all year long should have traded in week 3 but he info was so vague on both these guys) schrodder, tj mcconell, tyler johnson, nick young,

    forward/center— anthony davis, derrick favors, al horford, luol dang, draymand, mason plume and ersan iiysova

    center– robin lopez

    I dropped gary harris for TJ mcConnell cuz I thought Harris would be out a couple of weeks. should I pick him back up or wait with TJ? plus clint cappella is out there and coming back in a few weeks. i’m in 9th last place for playoffs is 8th. should I tank a couple weeks and hope to get healthy down the stretch pick up cappella drop lopez or someone else you think would be a food drop to sit on him for a couple of weeks. ??? I’m lost thx for the help !!

    • whatcha think? says:
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      @whatcha think?: also tristian thompson was just dropped do you think he is > than Robin Lopez?? thx again for the help

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @whatcha think?: Got ya on the Pod post, hope it was helpful!

  13. The Gintern says:
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    I wanted to get Crabbe so I could name my team Crabbecakes and Clam Crowder hah… Crabbe is one of the best NBA names for making a fantasy team name, and he’s kind of a sweet player too.

    I have a ton of PFs and want to try and ship one or two out for a guard, any recommendations? Thinking about Millsap for LaVine + Embiid since I’m basically punting TO already… 16team 9cat roto ESPN league squad w/ eligibilities is:

    Lowry (PG)
    Jrue (PG)
    Felton (PG)
    Kilpat (PG, SG)
    JRich (SG, SF)
    Joe Johnson (SG, SF)
    Chandler Parsons (SF)
    Crowder (SF, PF)
    The world’s first analyst/therapist (SF, PF)
    Trillsap (PF)
    Bookworm (PF)
    JaMike (PF)
    Montrezl (PF)
    BroLo (C)
    JV (C)

    ‘Preciate it!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Gintern: Hahahaha that woulda been awesome! Complete seafood buffet. If only Scalabrine was around, you could add a Lobster to that!

      Interesting offer, in a deep league like yours I think it would work. Awesome Tobias ref 🙂 If Bookworm can get much value, I hattttte the Mess and he could see mins dry up if they wanna go younger. Are TO reakky that bad?! You look pretty efficient with the TO to me!

      • The Gintern says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah it’s kinda weird, right? For some reason I’ve been in second to last all season in TO and the guy in third to last is reasonably far ahead… I think I just have a lot of high 1 and low 2 guys and they all add up or something

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @The Gintern: Hmmm, yeah Kilpatrick hasn’t been a help, and maybe you just have a nice, deeper roster than everyone else… I thought in REL even with Westbrook I could compete in TO since the rest of my team is low-TO guys, but just having so many raw minutes, they end up addin up

  14. Noctis says:
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    14 teams h2h. Drop Parker, Thj or Kilpatrick for Seth Curry?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Noctis: I’m not a Seth guy, but I wouldn’t mind swapping out Kilpatrick for the flier there, if TO is an issue. If you TO are pretty decent though, i think I would just hold all 3

      • Noctis says:
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        @JB Gilpin: just read that carlisle likes playing curry and williams together in the backcourt, should i do the kilp-seth swap now?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Noctis: Sorry just getting back in town, yeah I’d be OK with that move still

  15. Dante Green says:
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    Sup bud! So I just learned that four of my guys have bad playoffs schedule–Towns, Jokic, Crowder, and Gordon. So I’m sort of entertaining the idea of moving Jae and/or Gordon for a player with a better playoffs schedule. I also saw that the Wiz are one of the only three teams boasting a 4/4/4 PO sched. So should I make a move for Beal despite him being notoriously known as one of the most injury-prone guys in the league? I’m thinking of offering Crow and Gord for Beal + 1.

    And should I drop Lawson for Lin? My IR slot is currently empty!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Sure I don’t mind that offer… Wait Gordon H or A Gordon?

      And yeah, if you have an open IL spot, I’m totally good with that swap then streaming someone

      • Dante Green says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        It’s Aaron! Hah

        Yea, I think I’m gonna try and gamble on Lin tomorrow. But should we also consider grabbing Tim Hardaway right now? Or nah? Is Lin more worthy of being stashed? Thanks bud

      • Dante Green says:
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        @Dante Green: @JB Gilpin:

        Here’s what I think I’m gonna do, drop Lawson for Lin, then pick up Bazeshit.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dante Green: Hah cool. I guess I’d rather “stash” Lin since better upside, but bleh on both IMO. Timmy is just a streamer for me. Def good with your set of moves there, especially since Lawson got a little hurt and Baze looked good last game!

  16. Slim

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    Phew, glad I held strong with Gary Harris. He’s such a p-i-m-p. He was actually dropped in my Y!-$250. Score! So the answer to your question the other day is yes, he is absolutely worth holding onto through the injury. This is one of the main reasons I like the youngsters so much, they tend to heal up nice and quick. Here’s my team, whatcha think? I think it’s my best 12er.

    PG – Wall, Bledsoe, Teague, Beverley, Elfrid
    Wing – Giannis, Hayward, Parsons, Gary
    Big – Gobert, Adams, Zeller, Markieff

    Question for ya, who’s my drop for a streamer?!?!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Slim: I’ve tried no less than 20 times to move a PG for a big to no avail.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Slim: My record is 10-1-0 in assists, 9-1-1 in stls, 9-2-0 in blocks, 8-3-0 in boards. 3s and TOs are 2-9-0 and the other stats are about .500 although I’m 1st in overall FG%, ast, stl, blk and dead last in 3s and TOs.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Slim: Meh, it was a fine game! One of his best! …you still took KCP over him. If KCP is out over a week, he’s prob a drop right?! 🙂

        Your D stats are pretty good, might be PBev, or other option is Zeller. Damn this team looks dangerous. I need to play in like 100 $250 leagues and have that be my new job

        • Slim

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          @JB Gilpin: Fo sho. But that’s the same answer with Gary. Worth waiting to see how bad it is. If Harris was available in a 10er lets say and KCP was my worst guy I’d make the move. FG% kind of seals it, oh and he led the team in minutes last game so I guess hes ok. If i asked for the minutes of those splits I might not have though.

          I want to change out Zeller for a big that shoots 3s. I’ve tried several 2-fer-1s but not bites. Not even a nibble. I cant drop Beverley. I dont want to punt 3s or TOs really. We’ll see. I’m tied for 2nd, 1 game out.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Slim: Oh I agree with KCP hurt and Harris is looking good. I think I’d do Harris>KCP when both healthy, it’s just tough to non-IL stash! Yeah Zeller and PBev giving you reasons not to drop over the weekend for sure!

  17. Basty says:
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    Swap Aaron Gordon + Crowder for Porter + Thad Y.?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Basty: Whew, that’s madddddd close. Thad just barely > Gordon and I sill think Crowder and Porter are close. It’s as even as it gets, i wouldn’t mind going Porter

      • Basty says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks! I hope i will not regret doing this trade haha

        But if fantasy playoffs schedule matters, still porter’s side? Thanks, man!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Basty: That’s a good point, it’s so close that the schedule helps swing it… Plus Porter is pretty durable and WAS will need to win games. Yup, gimme Porter side!

  18. Johnc says:
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    I have an open spot with JRich now out. Could use threes for next week.

    Hield @ Indy or Hardaway @ NY (2nd of B2B)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Johnc: Gimme TIMMAY!!

      • John says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Yes sir!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @John: Let’s hope his game 2 ago vs. BOS is closer to what you get than his last game!

  19. Connor says:
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    Hey JB, I’m not usually one to be in favor of a veto. But someone in my main 10 cat league with FT made traded Harrison Barnes and Pbev for KD. Would you cast a vote against it?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Connor: Ughhhhhh. I hate vetoing but lord have mercy. I would publicly post to the league (or private to both owners) and ask for an explanation, bc thats awful. I just really REALLY hate blind vetoes, and would much rather just hold a conversation, like civilized fantasy gents we are haha

  20. Johnc says:
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    I have improved my team in two trades by using your consolidation plan always getting the best player in the deals. Very happy. Thank you. My challenge now is found at the back end of my lineup. I just do not trust Reke and J Rich. The best wire guys are Rondo, Faried, Bogdan, MCW, Saric, Jennings, Nog. Hold or gamble on one of these knuckleheads like Rondo (talk about no trust!). Or try another two for one with Reke and J Rich or Harris?
    12 teamer, 9 cats. My team:

    CP3, Lowry, RJax, Smart
    Reke, Porter, Leonard, G Harris, Hield (streamer spot)
    KAT, Poison Goose, Horford, Adams, Jokic
    IR: J Rich

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Johnc: Awesome, glad it’s workin! Bleh on Rondo. Def can try more 2 for 1s, but I like who you have. Obviously Hield can go for streaming, I kinda like MCW the best of that group, but you’re good at PG and might as well stream. This is a mad solid looking team!

  21. Shahed says:
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    Hey JB,

    I wanted your advice on my team, standard 9 cat, ROTO
    I did a big trade last week,
    Me receiving: Eric Bledsoe, Pau Gasol, DeMarcus Cousins, James Johnson and Rudy Gay
    Me trading away: John Wall, Marc Gasol, Bradley Beal, Dwight Howard, LaMarcus Aldridge

    My points are: FG: 8, FT: 3, 3PTS: 10, PTS: 10, REB: 11, AST: 11, ST: 9, BLK: 7, TO:2

    I am 4th.

    I dropped Lou Williams for McConnell, and Henson for T Jones last week.

    My current roster is:
    G: Bledsoe, Matthews, Beverley, McConnell
    F: Gay, J Johnson, Wilson Chandler, Ilyasova, Parsons, T Jones
    C: Cousins, Pau, Harrell
    IL: J Lin

    Now the same guy offered me Lillard, Brogdon, Crowder and Aldridge for Cousins. I accepted, dropping McConnell, T Jones and Ilyasova.

    My question is how does this affect my team? Lillard won’t give me more steals or better TO, neither will Brogdon. I was actually catching the next guy, only 4 TO behind. Is my team much better?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Shahed: Whoa, someone got mad crazy for Cousins right there! I LOVE that move for you! Cuts down on a bad TO source, yeah your TO will still be kinda high, but it’s spread amongst a lot more contributors. Helps you with a few more 3s for points there too

  22. Doctor G says:
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    JB!! Got offered Trevor Ariza for my Ricky Rubio in my 12 team H2H 9 cat league. I love what Ricky is doing lately, but some of it has been sans LaVine. Regardless, Ricky fits awesome into my team as a dime and steal demon, plus great FT%. If I do this trade, I’m basically trading assists and steals for 3s and steals I guess, with a smidge more boards. Problem is, I’m not really competitive in 3s and landing Ariza won’t change that. If I lost Ricky’s dimes, it’d be tough but I think I should still be ok in that cat (currently the league leader in assists). Should I pull the trigger, just from a pure value or ROS stand point?

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      @Doctor G: I guess Ricky is really turning heads the last few days. Just got a second offer, of the choo choo train Gorgui Dieng straight up for my slicky Ricky. I do need bigs, and I know Gogrui has been underwhelming, but you guys were BIG on him in the pre-season. Obviously feeling this much more than Ariza. What do you think about this offer?

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        @Doctor G: sorry for the never ending replies to myself JB! Onnnne last twist. Gorgui owner also offered me Dieng for Jrue. So basically I have the option of either Jrue or Rubio for Dieng. I think Jrue might be the better overall player, but man Ricky fits into my team so well, as long as he can keep this recent run going. Obviously I don’t expect 15 assists and 4.5 steals per game, but close to 10 dimes with 2 steals would be lovely. Buuut LaVine has been out. Just don’t want to miss a potential sell high moment on Ricky. In the mean time, I countered him with Elfrid for Dieng, since Gorgui is kind of a buy low guy at the moment. Thanks for any potential forth coming input JB!!

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          @Doctor G: lol last one I promise. I feel like I’m just having a convo with myself, haha. But just a couple updates.

          So, suprisingly, my counter offer of Elfrid for the Dieng train got accepted. Sent that counter fresh off his 28/9/9 game, so guess that had some nice sway. Thanks EP! 🙂 Had a glut of PGs, and desperately needed a big, so I’m pumped about this trade. If Gorgui can come anywhere near your pre-season expectations, I’ll be thrilled. Btw, what are your thoughts on Gorgui thus far and ROS?? I know hes been a tad disappointing, but if I can get some decent d-stats with solid percentages, I’ll be happy.

          Offer of Trevor Ariza for my slicky Ricky is still on the table from Ariza owner. My current PGs are Giannis, Jrue, Ricky, Tyreke, and Lin. I’m not really competitive in 3s, and Ariza won’t change that, so I already declined him. But I may have enough PG depth to offset losing Rubio’s dimes, I think. Did I make a mistake here? Rubio kind of came back down to earth as expected with LaVine’s return, and somehow Ariza is ranked inside the top 20 on yahoo, lol.

          Annnd finally, I’ve proposed a trade of my Jrue and Gallo for Jokic. 12 team H2H keeper (keep 3, redraft every 4 years), and I think because of his age Jokic could become my 3rd keeper over Millsap. Is that a good deal for me? Just came out today that Jokic has some wrist concerns, probably needing surgery after the season, so that gives me a little pause. His shitty start/Malone/the wrist is a lot of risk to take on. But at the price of Jrue plus Gallo, is it worth it?

          Hope you had an awesome weekend JB, and sorry again for the uber long posts. Looking forward to the Razzball posts this week!! 😀

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Doctor G: Hope you had a good weekend as well man! Sorry for delay, was out of town this weekend…

            Whoa big offers for Ricky! I def like the Dieng one if it’s still there for Ricky! I would rather hold Jrue over Ricky too.

            But nice on the Elfrid deal! LOVE me some Elfrid, but seems like it fits. Dieng isn’t exactly THAT far off from what we hoped, it’s just really under the radar. Kinda hope they make some sort of big change like deal Wiggins or something.

            Yeah Ariza always ranks high bc 3s/low TO. Metrics LOVE those guys. I think you were right to hold off there, and not deal both PG, even though Ariza in a vacuum would be a good return.

            Mehhhh, I still have faith Millsap has a few more years left. I don’t mind the deal, but you may be keeping Millsap anyway, so I;m a little more hesitant

  23. Dante Green says:
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    So I just got Lin (dropped Lawson in the process) for 2 dol and now my budget is down to just 50. Hah. I placed him on the IR slot so now I’m short of one player til Wed! I will then get a player on that day, I’m thinking J-rich? He was just drop. I’m no longer in the hunt for forwards, bcoz my team is just friggin loaded in that position. Other guys: Rivers, Bazemore, Ellis, Waiters. All guards, that’s my focus.

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      @Dante Green:

      Richardson will be out for the next two weeks, so I guess he’s out of the picture. Hah Your thoughts on the news that Jokic’s left wrist is still bothering him? It is said that he’ll have a procedure done on it after the season. Any chance that might change and have it done within the season? Shouldn’t his owners be worried? He’s still playing well despite the discomfort but damn, it’s scary. If something were to happen to him that’s gonna be the end of my journey. Gimme some names (preferably centers) that I could swap him for in case I take the safer route.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Dante Green: Yeah with Lin as your stash, no more JRich. Sad he’s hurt.. I like getting Bazemore bc I think the opportunity is still there.

        Ummmm, a little worried on jokic, but not much you can do except hope the news gets buried and maybe you can sell high, but that’s about it… Safe centers… Ummmm, not a ton in that range, Gortat is safe-ish, but I think you could get more.

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          @JB Gilpin:

          Yeah, there’s really nothing we can do about Jokic, but just hope and pray that he finishes the season…

          People now will be eyeing Baze, I got 50 dol left on my budget and I don’t know how much I should bid for him. I’m thinking maybe 5? Would that be OK?

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Dante Green: Yeah I wouldn’t go any higher though, but he was decent again today. Right at $5 feels good

            • Dante Green says:
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              @JB Gilpin:

              Yea, he played well. Ugh I kinda hoped he had a bad game. Yea I probably won’t go any higher than 5. If I whiffed on Baze, should I have an insurance bid on Ingles or Tjones? First waiver batch is on Wed and the next is on Sat. Here’s the situation: I’m battling against a weak team so even if I’m in a game disadvantage (because Lin is on the IR slot so I’m one player less) I could still win the match. I kind of don’t want to spend my only move (we are only allowed 1 move per week) on Thursdays if it’s on players who only have short term value like Ingles, or a player like Tjones whom his coach does not show him love (Hah), bcoz sometimes is better to pick someone up on the last days of the week to better prepare for the following week. Your thoughts man? If in the next 3 days I manage to pull away, I may not need to pick a player from the wire (if it aint Baze), and save my only move on Saturday.

              • JB Gilpin

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                @Dante Green: Sure, Brow is a little banged up again, I would go 2-3 on jones then maybe 0 on Ingles as a backup (if you can do 0, $1 is fine). But I hear ya on strategy. I’d be good with either of those though, but don’t know their scheds off hand. I think Jones has enough upside to throw a bid out there

                • Dante Green says:
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                  @JB Gilpin:

                  Yea, I’m with ya on Tjones! We’ve been on his side for years now. Hah Thanks bud

                  • JB Gilpin

                    JB Gilpin says:
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                    @Dante Green: Hah, well I quickly abandoned ship after the Houston debacle tho haha

  24. Fitz says:
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    Biyombo is killing me! Is he worth a drop for Seth Curry? I can’t believe I just said that. *pukes*

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fitz: Hah I’ll puke with you! I’d be OK with that if STLs/3s are kinda a need. But you could just stream it too

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