Maybe he didn’t call glass on his clutch three with 1:05 left in the 4th, but when you’re Dirk Nowitzki, a future hall of famer, who cares? I know fantasy owners don’t care whether it was a swish or a banked in three. All we care about are the final stats. And, boy, did Dirk deliver.

Down one going into the second half, Dirk took over for the Mavericks, leading them to a 10-point win against the Clippers. Dirk finished the game with 31 points and 11 rebounds on 11-14 shooting, including 5-6 from downtown. It was vintage Dirk.

Midway through the 3rd quarter he caught a Zaza Pachulia pass off of an offensive rebound and without squaring up, knocked down an one foot fade away jumper without hesitation. He knocked down threes with DeAndre Jordan in his grill. It was truly a great game.

As a fan of the game, it’s amazing to watch games like this, but as a fantasy owner, you have to realize that these games aren’t as common for the 37 year-old as they used to be. It was Dirk’s first 30-point game since December 28, 2014. In his 18th year in the NBA, Dirk is still a top 50 player when he plays, but just be aware his minutes are monitored more closely and he sits on back to backs, hurting his total overall value.

Now onto the other nightly notables:

Zaza Pachulia Joined Dirk as the only other Maverick to finish with a double double (10 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks) and unlike DeAndre Jordan, can actually hit his free throws (88% on the season). He’s got 5 double-digit rebound games so far this season and doesn’t appear to have anyone challenging him for the starting center spot. Zaza’s not the sexiest big, but at only 38% owned in Yahoo leagues, owners could do a lot worse.

Wesley Matthews It’s slow in the early going for Matthews coming off of a ruptured Achilles, but nights like this (25 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 threes) remind everyone of the upside. Buy now before nights like this become more common.

Chandler Parsons Parsons sat out Wednesday’s game due to rest. The Mavericks don’t want to overuse Parsons in the early going of the season, as he hasn’t seen more than 17 minutes in any game so far. I’m not sure you can trade him with his value so low, but I definitely wouldn’t be buying low either.

Austin Rivers I can’t believe he’s getting this many minutes. I’m not so sure he would be playing as much, if he weren’t playing for his father. Either way, 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists off the bench is pretty nice. I just don’t think there will be many nights like this, despite seeing 20+ minutes in 4 straight games.

Chris Paul Despite going 2-11 from the field, Paul still dished out 11 assists with just 2 TOs. Even on off nights, Paul finds way to help fantasy owners, just like his State Farm commercials.

Kristaps Porzingis I got clowned in the comments section last week for saying he was a borderline must own player. After watching him a little more, I agree that he’s must own in all leagues.  He’s knocking down threes, blocking shots, and dunking on entire teams. He scored 10 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in Wednesday’s loss to the Hornets. He even had a potential game winning three at the buzzer, but it was called off because the ball was in his hands as the buzzer sounded. For the 23% of Yahoo leagues where he’s available, what are you doing?

Carmelo AnthonyTold you he’s not going to shoot 30% from the field all season. With three straight 20-point games (29/6/4 on 12-25 shooting last night), the window for buying is slowly closing.

Jeremy Lin and Jeremy Lamb The Jeremy connection is real. Lin followed up a 19 point, 3 assist game with a 17 point, 3 assist game, while Lamb went 18 points, 4 rebounds and 14 points, 4 rebounds in the back to back Hornets wins. Maybe with the Hornets on a winning streak, the two Jeremys will get more minutes off the bench. I mean one of them should be starting for P.J. Hairston for crying out loud!

Nicolas Batum Outside of punching Juan Carlos Navarro in the groin, there’s nothing I don’t like about Batum’s game. He had an off year last season, but he’s back to his usual stat stuffing self (24 points, 5 rebounds, 2 threes, and 1 steal).

Nikola Vucevic In his first game back from injury, Vucci Mane may not have started the game, but he finished it, with the first game-winning buzzer beater of his career. With 18 points and 5 rebounds in 26 minutes, Vucevic should return to the starting lineup next game, pushing Dewayne Dedmon back to the bench.

Victor Oladipo Unfortunately for owners he left early in the game with concussion symptoms. He’ll be day-to-day as he goes through the concussion protocol. Shabazz Napier got 30 minutes off the bench and contributed 22 points as his replacement.

Kobe Bryant – Missed his second consecutive game with a sore back. The Lakers are being extra cautious with the 37 year-old, but no decision has been made on whether he’ll be back on Friday. Nick Young (10 points) and Louis Williams (13/3/3) should get more playing time whenever Bryant sits.

Luis Scola – Just shows you how bad the 76ers truly are, when Luis Scola looks like an all-star. 21 points and 5 rebounds on 10-15 shooting. As TLC says, don’t go chasing waterfalls. Leave him on the waiver wire.

Bismack Biyombo Nice double-double for the big man in the Raptors’ blowout (10 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks), but just like Scola, he should remain on waiver wires. This game was due to a blowout, rather than a change in roles.

T.J. McConnell13 assists for the point guard, for his 3rd double digit assist game of the season. He’s making it tougher and tougher for coach Brett Brown to decide whom to start, when Kendall Marshall and Tony Wroten are ready to return from injuries.

Jahlil Okafor Another day at the office for the rookie big man: 26 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. Whether Nerlens Noel is in or out of the lineup (missed his second consecutive game), Okafor is a must start every night. And Noel owners, don’t worry, he’s due back on Friday.

Paul George Thought it might take PG a little more time to get back to his old self, but he is not human! 26 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 assists for the Pacers’ win over the Celtics.

Jared Sullinger – A popular waiver wire addition in the last week (+11% ownership), Sullinger delivered for owners who invested: 11 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists.

Evan TurnerUsually known for his consistency, Turner surprisingly led the Celtics in scoring with 20 points on 9/13 shooting.

Ish Smith With all the Pelicans’ injuries, Smith has gotten 30+ minutes in 4 straight games. He delivered (18 points, 10 assists, 5 rebounds) for the few owners who picked him up, with Jrue Holiday sitting. I don’t see these numbers being sustainable, but he’s worth a pickup while he’s hot.

Ryan Anderson Back to back double-doubles for the sharp shooting big man (17 points and 11 rebounds). Anderson should continue to see extra shots and rebounds with Anthony Davis out. Speaking of AD, no timetable for his return has been given.

Jeff Teague Fortunately he wasn’t suspended for punching the Timberwolves’ Nemanja Bjelica in Monday’s game. As a result, he was able to play Wednesday and delivered 14 points and 10 assists for the Hawks.

Paul Millsap and Al HorfordMonster games for the Atlanta big men: 19 points, 16 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals for Millsap; 26 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks, and 4 threes (!) for Horford. These guys were already fantasy studs, but Horford’s early three point prowess just makes him even more valuable.

Bojan Bogdanovic Nice game for BoBo the Clown off the bench: 22 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 threes. Known for his shooting, maybe Bogdanovic will get more playing time with the Nets getting their first win of the season.

Joe Johnson – Starting off slow, JJ has begun to show signs of life. He almost messed around and got a triple double (16 points, 10 assists, and 7 rebounds) and should continue to see 30+ minutes a night for the struggling Nets.

Marcus Thornton – He’s still available in way too many leagues (up to 44% ownership), yet continues to deliver: 21 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3 threes. Ty Lawson will eventually get things going (only 8/4/5 last night), but Thornton has supplanted himself over Jason Terry, Patrick Beverley, and Corey Brewer for minutes.

Dwight HowardHe must have heard me complain about the lack of blocks in last week’s daily notes. He responded with 20 points, 17 rebounds, and 5 blocks this time around. Not much to complain about with that line, but can I complain about his poor free throw shooting anyway?

Marc Gasol The blocks, FG%, and rebounds are all down so far this season so maybe you can pry him away from impatient owners. It’s worth a shot, but may get tougher with more nights like this: 26 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 13-14 from the FT line.

Stephen Curry The Warriors and Curry haven’t had a Finals hangover yet. It may have been a poor shooting night (9-21 and 3-10 from the 3-point line), but that didn’t stop Curry from giving owners a great fantasy line: 28 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 steals.

Tony Allen –Known for his defensive play, Allen scored 15 points, only 2 less than he had scored in the previous 3 games combined! Don’t worry, he’ll go back to scoring 5 to 7 points a game in no time.

Emmanuel Mudiay The shooting and turnovers are a problem, but the upside is real. He finished Wednesday with his second double-double of the season (16 points and 11 assists) and he only had 1 turnover! Progress!

Danilo Gallinari Nice to see Danilo bounce back from a poor shooting performance on Monday (2-10 FG) to provide 25 points and 7 rebounds on Wednesday. Let’s just hope he stays healthy.

Jerryd Bayless Tyler Ennis may be starting for the injured Michael Carter-Williams, but it’s Bayless who has been providing the better fantasy output. Last night was no exception, as Bayless provided 22 points and 4 assists off the bench, while Ennis scored 7 points without any assists. Greivis Vasquez got in on the fun too with 15 points and 9 assists. MCW is hopeful to return on Saturday, but should he have any other setbacks with his ankle, Bayless is the guy to grab.

Andre Drummond Another poor game for Drummond. He only had 14 points and 17 rebounds. What are owners to do? What happened to the 20/20 averages!?

Marcus Morris While Drummond has been a monster on the glass, Morris has been a thief on the defensive end. Morris put up 16 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, and 5 steals for the Pistons. That’s now 14 swipes in the last 5 games!

Rajon Rondo It’s not every day you see someone play every minute of the game. The Kings needed every minute out of Rondo as he went off for 14 points, 15 assists, and 11 rebounds in the Kings’ victory over the Pistons.

DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay Joining Rondo in playing a ton of minutes, Gay and Cousins were the recipients on a lot of those Rondo assists. Cousins finished with 33 points, 9 rebounds and 4 threes (!), while Gay chipped in 25 points and 6 rebounds. The wins may not be there for the Kings, but Rondo, Cousins, and Gay should continue to be strong fantasy plays.

LaMarcus Aldridge In his return to Portland, Aldridge reminded the Trail Blazer fans of what he can do with 23 points and 6 rebounds. He has more options on the Spurs than he ever had on the Blazers so the 20 point nights will be fewer than they were on the Blazers.

Kawhi Leonard He took a nasty fall on a nice dunk in the 4th quarter, but was able to finish out the Spurs win. Aldridge’s addition hasn’t hurt Leonard’s stat lines at all, as he posted 20 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal; his 4th straight 20-point game.

Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum – One of the best backcourts in the league, you’ll be seeing a lot of these guys’ names in the daily notes all season. Lilliard scored 22 points and dished out 9 assists, while McCollum put up 21 points.

 

  1. Melo says:
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    What do you think about Al jefferson, his minutes are down, and more importantly, his touches, he didn’t even play down the stretch last night in a close game. My patience is running out.

    • Peter Kap

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      @Melo: I think he didn’t play much down the stretch because he was playing awful. He was 2-10. Why keep him in in a close game? Even the best players are prone to having an off night. I’d stay patient.

  2. Takezo says:
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    I got offered Klay for my KAT. Is that a mandatory trade? Cannot really afford giving up the big stats, but value is value. Thanks

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @Takezo: Yes, take Klay and don’t think about it anymore.

  3. TheJohn says:
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    can you help rank the three…

    k walker
    b knight
    n batum

    who is worth most… and will u trade any of them for dirk? (am giving dirk/okafor)

    also… i got offer for his butler for my LBJ… should i try force a bit more and sell LBJ on a high… or he still far above butler…

    thanks load!

    • Peter Kap

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      @TheJohn: For me, I’d go Batum, Knight, and Walker, but they’re all fairly close in overall value. What stat or position do you need more? I don’t know that I would give up Dirk AND Okafor for one of them. That might be giving up a little too much.

      Although it’s definitely gotten closer, LBJ is still the better player. I would ask for a second player with Butler, if you’re trying to move LeBron.

      • TheJohn says:
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        @Peter Kap: giving up just 1 for 1!! not 2 for 1 (dirk OR okafor)… prolly lose okafor for1 of them but not sure which one out of the 3

        • TheJohn says:
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          @TheJohn: i need 3pt ft and possibly steal…

          i think the 3 are the same not sure who have the most upside…

        • TheJohn says:
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          @TheJohn: assist also… :S

          • Peter Kap

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            @TheJohn: Sorry for misunderstanding the question. Then yes, I would definitely do it for Okafor.

            They’re all pretty similar, but Batum and Knight get you more threes, while Walker is probably going to get more assists. I personally like Batum the most, but arguments can be made for all three. Go with your gut.

  4. Hamtime says:
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    1. Thoughts on Winslow? Seems to be getting solid and heavy mins. Pls choose 2: Winslow, Capella, WCS

    2. Ezeli or McDermott? Also dropped Henson for Cory Joseph. I cannot stand henson’s inexplicable minutes

    • Peter Kap

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      @Hamtime: 1. Winslow looks better in real life than in fantasy, but I’m streaming him in two leagues tonight with a limited number of games. Definitely don’t think he’s must own, but is getting the minutes to contribute more often than not. Add the fact that if injury prone Deng or Wade were to go down, there’s a lot more opportunities for scoring. Stein and Capela offer strong block numbers so they have a little more fantasy value. I’d go Stein and Winslow on minutes right now, but it’s close. Capela is a Howard injury away from major minutes.

      2. Ezeli. Bogot’s back, but Ezeli is still getting minutes. He’s got a 10/6/1.5 line so far this season, similar to Capela and WCS. I think the shot blocking is more valuable than threes and points, which are the only areas that McDermott is helping so far.

  5. Worlds First Analrapist says:
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    Hey Peter, great stuff as always.

    How would you rank Jarret Jack, Mo Williams, and Lou Williams ROS?

    Thanks in advance

    • Peter Kap

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      @Worlds First Analrapist: Right now, I’d prefer Mo of the three, while Shumpert and JR Smith are out. For the rest of the season: Jarret Jack, Mo Williams, and then Lou Williams.

  6. GreenBean says:
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    Hi Peter, those for being awesome. I’m wondering what you think about adding Luol Deng and dropping either Staukas or Ezeli? Do you see his usage going up or is there more value in the two I already have?

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      @GreenBean: thanks*

      • Matt says:
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        @GreenBean: I would stay away from Luol Deng. Too inconsistent and Justise Winslow. How about trying Dion Waiters while Durant is out? He should be good for something with an increased role for at least the next 3 games.

        • GreenBean says:
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          @Matt: I don’t think I get any production from Waiters that I don’t already get from Staukas. My interest in Deng was an uptick in rbs and potential for increase in def stats…

          • Peter Kap

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            @GreenBean: I think it really comes down to which stats you need the most out of. Deng is older and seeing less playing time than we’re use to. I see the defensive stats increasing, but don’t see him averaging much more than 12 points and 5 rebounds with some steals and blocks. That’s valuable, but not must own.

            Of the guys you mentioned Ezeli, will get the most rebounds and adds blocks if you’re in need of that. Waiters can score in bunches, but offers little else and is only a short term add. Stauskas is getting the most minutes and provides a little more assists, while chipping in with steals and threes as well. His only downside is the poor shooting.

  7. kb says:
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    ugh, another no show from aaron gordon / skiles…time to move on in 10 teamer

    • Peter Kap

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      @kb: I never was a huge fan of Aaron Gordon, just because there are so many other decent forwards on the Magic. It will take an injury for Gordon to get more playing time, otherwise, I expect the inconsistencies to continue.

  8. Wutang says:
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    Hey man, great ramblings!

    I’m looking at wes matthews on the wire, and cant decide who i would drop to go get him.

    I currently have Sullinger, Bazemore, A. Gordon, Clarkson and Hibbert occupying the bottom of my lineup.

    What 2 get dropped to get T. Jones off the IR/pick up Wes?

    • Matt says:
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      @Wutang: If you have other shot blockers drop Hibbert. I’m leaning towards Gordon of that bunch as the other, but if not him Clarkson. I would keep Sully (while he’s hot) and Bazemore.

      • Peter Kap

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        @Matt: Gordon, no doubt. Then probably Clarkson or Hibbert, depending on what stat you need more of. If you’re okay with blocks, than Hibbert should go.

  9. Fella says:
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    Hey Peter,
    Bottom of my lineup looks like this (12 team H2H 9-cat):
    Joe Johnson
    Jordan Clarkson
    Kevin Martin
    Jarrett Jack
    Clint Capela
    Tyreke Evans.

    All of these guys, plus Tim Duncan, are complementing my core of A. Davis, Klay, Conley, Draymond. I just picked up Bjelica who looks like an all-year contributer.

    I need to make a move to round out the core of my team. What would you do?

    • Peter Kap

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      @Fella: I’d probably move Martin or Clarkson for a point guard who gets more assists. You have a couple PG/SG that get good all around numbers (Jack and Evans), but no point guard that’s getting an elite assist total. I try to have at least one elite point, then pair them with the Evans and Jacks.

      • Fella says:
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        @Peter Kap: Thanks for the input. Ish Smith is available on the wire, as is Covington. Should I drop one of my guys for one of them?

        Realistically who is going to take Clarkson and Kevin Martin (who has a perceived drop in value with every passing month?) and what kind of player should I go after if an elite passer isn’t available?

        • Fella says:
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          @Fella: Also, I have Conley, is he not an elite guard to you?

          • Peter Kap

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            @Fella: Conley’s a great player, but he’s more in the 5-6 range of assists, rather than elite (7-8+ a game). You have enough guys that get assists in other positions so you might be okay, but Clarkson and Martin are the two worst players on the team. Ish Smith isn’t a long term play, but either him or Covington would be fine to grab.

  10. I know you’re not buying low on Chandler Parsons but he was outright dropped in our H2H 8 category (no TOs) 12-team league. I’m 10th out of 12 on waivers but I feel like I’m obligated to at least put in a claim. Who would you drop out of the following:

    Nik Stauskas
    Rodney Hood
    Robert Covington
    J.R. Smith
    Kendall Marshall

    Thanks man – great content!

    • Peter Kap

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      @WNWDOTCOM: While I wasn’t encouraging buying low, he’s definitely worth grabbing off waivers. I would drop Kendall Marshall. Parsons is worth holding onto while injured way more than Marshall or Covington.

  11. Hamtime says:
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    1. Lou will or WCS in a deep 16m league?
    2. Alec burks or bjelica
    3. Wade+gorgui for gortat?
    4. Tjones or Middleton

    • Peter Kap

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      @Hamtime: 1. It’s close, but probably Williams. If you need more big man stats, I have no problem with going with WCS instead.
      2. Burks
      3. I think that’s giving up way too much for Gortat. He’s off to a slow start and should pick things up, but still would like Wade over him, even with Wade’s injury history.
      4. Middleton

  12. dom says:
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    Debating whether to burn my #4 waiver claim for Wes Matthews in a 10 team 9 cat h2h. I’d drop Festus Ezeli, which is actually a streaming spot that I get good production out of since it’s a bit of a shallow league with good players on the wire. I might wait and see if he clears waivers tomorrow. I won’t have a lot of tolerance for a roster spot used on a guy who misses games since I value the streaming pretty highly

    • Peter Kap

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      @dom: Ezeli is a fine drop, but not sure who else you have on your team. I think Matthews is a top 100 player and worth rostering.

  13. Garbage Time says:
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    What kind of future value does TJ Warren have? Is he a one cat kind of player? I might be able to get him for D Collison in a PG starved league. I’m in a sort of transitional year with a chance to compete(but not likely win).We keep players at their real NBA contract length. It’s a 30 tm dynasty and I’m not a NBA fan at all. So any insight would be appreciated.

    You have any targets who are not performing now but might be good down the road?
    Thanks.

    • Garbage Time says:
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      @Garbage Time: No current cat needs. I’m really just looking for good players with length on their contract. Multiple cats is a plus but it’s a really deep league.

      • Peter Kap

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        @Garbage Time: I think Collison is the better fantasy player so I’d rather have him. Warren is a decent enough scorer, but he doesn’t hit enough threes or steals to really make him valuable enough to trade for. Maybe if you were giving up someone worst than Collison.

        As far as guys to target, I usually go after injured players in deep dynasty leagues to get them when their value is lowest, like Kendall Marshall, Iman Shumpert, Brandon Jennings, etc.

  14. Tyler says:
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    What do you think about these trades? 9cat h2h deep league redraft

    1. Conley Jabari for Holiday Mirotic
    2. Conley Bartin for Holiday Mirotic
    3. Conley StanJo for Holiday Mirotic
    4. Conley Jabari StanJo for Holiday Mirotic Marvin Williams
    5. Conley Jabari Barton for Holiday Mirotic Marvin Williams
    6. Conley StanJo for Holiday Marvin Williams

    • Peter Kap

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      @Tyler: Overall, Holiday has a long injury history that I would be hesitant to trade for. Conley is the best player in all of the deals so I would want his side. You’re basically trading the #1/#4 players for the #2/#3 players in each deal. And in these deals it makes more sense to keep Conley.

      • Tyler says:
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        @Peter Kap: But isnt Jrue on par with the downtrending conley in terms of value? Esp in that Alvin Gentry fast paced system?

        • Peter Kap

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          @Tyler: Conley’s value is down a little, but my main concern with Jrue is his health. They’re bringing him along slowly from off season leg surgery and he’s had a history of stress fractures. That’s my worry with Jrue.

  15. Stan says:
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    Was offered Aaron Gordon for Al Faroq Aminu in a deep keeper league where you can keep everyone if need be. I love Aminu’s game but I like Gordon’s upside. Any thoughts on this one?

    This is Stan

    • Peter Kap

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      @Stan: They’re both young players so cost to keep them would play a role in the decision. Gordon has some competition for minutes right now so it might be a while until we seem him flourish, but his upside is much higher. Aminu is the better short term fantasy player, but I could see Aminu getting traded to a contender and lose his value at any time.

  16. Mike says:
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    12 team h2h 9 cat

    G: Paul, Wade, MoWill,Burks, Afflalo, Jennings [IL]
    F: Gallo, Draymond, Batum, Fournier
    C: Gobert, Monroe, Ryan Anderson, Booker(stream)

    This guy keeps offering klay for monroe but i dont want to take it seeing as I am in need of big men.

    If i could get Giannis/Klay for Monroe/somebody who would it be?

    His only good bigs btw are Cousins, Whiteside, and Giannis(sort of a big with the rebounds).

    He wont give up cousins. Idk if i want whiteside with that FT%, something ive been very good in so far.

    He wont bite on Monroe/(Burks or Mo or Afflalo)

    He asked for Monroe/Batum but i dont really like that trade for my team. Any advice on who i should trade or if its just not worth it?

    • Peter Kap

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      @Mike: Well maybe you don’t have to get a center from him. I think Klay is the better player to have over Monroe. Then you can just trade one of your guards/forwards for a center on another team. What about trading for Jonas, Duncan, or Jefferson?

      • Mike says:
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        @Peter Kap:

        Were playing around with Klay/Giannis/Kemba for Monroe/Batum/Mo Will

        What do u think?

        • Peter Kap

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          @Mike: I’d rather have the Klay/Giannis/Kemba side. Mo Williams is an obvious sell high candidate as the Cavs get JR Smith and Iman Shumpert back.

  17. Jesse says:
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    Which injury replacement are you most comfortable with?

    Ed Davis (in for Leonard)
    Shabazz Napier (in for Oladipo)

    Who’s the biggest winner that Wilson Chandler is done for the year?

    • Peter Kap

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      @Jesse: Ed Davis because Leonard’s injury seems to be a longer term thing. Oladipo will only miss a little time for the concussion.

      Will Barton and Gary Harris should see their minutes rise, while Gallo will pick up some of the slack as well.

  18. Lawson says:
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    Hi Kap!

    I just made some changes in my 14 team league squad. I dropped Myles Turner for Ish Smith since I was tired of not getting anything from him plus the injury. I also dropped Henson, as he never barely plays, and added Gary Harris who I thoguht could see a boost in his minutes due to season-ending injury from Wilson Chandler. I am aware that both players have quite some potential and that Ish wont last much playing like this so I wanted some advice.

    Another possible pickups are: Jeff Green, Gerald Green, David Lee, Cory Joseph, Tyler Johnson, Festus Ezeli, Gerald Henderson, Bayless, Hickson, Adams, TJ Warren, Caulie-Stein.

    The rest of the team is: Lillard, Schröder, Mudiay ,Bledsoe, Stauskas, Joe Johnson, Danny Green, TJones, Aaron Gordon, Ibaka, Bosh and Nurkic.

    Thanks a lot!

    • Peter Kap

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      @Lawson: Smith and Harris are good pickups, but if they stop contributing there’s plenty of other guys available. Of the others you mentioned, Ezeli, Bayless, and Caulie-Stein would be the guys I’d consider picking up. You have a lot of guards so maybe target another forward.

      • Jesse says:
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        @Peter Kap:

        Gary Harris or Stanley Johnson?

        • Peter Kap

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          @Jesse: Stanley Johnson’s upside is higher and I’m excited that he’s seen an uptick in minutes the last two games, one of which was a 20 point game. Harris’ game is fine for fantasy because he contributes across the board, but I don’t see him going too far being his current averages.

  19. HIIII says:
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    12 team H2H 9 Cat Keeper League (up to 5)
    Is Jeremy Lin or D’Angelo Russell worth #1 waiver on? In a way I feel like it’s better to use it instead of holding on to it hoping for the best pickup later, what do you think?

    Drop Barton or Joseph for Lin or Russell?

    Thanks!

    • Peter Kap

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      @HIIII: I tend to keep my waiver priority for bigger named drops, but that’s just me. I think Russell is a little overrated, like most rookies are. Lin has been solid and should be owned, but to me they aren’t worth the #1 waiver priority. Besides, even at 5 keepers, you’re unlikely to keep Russell going into next season. His upside is great, but he’s just not there yet.

      • HIIII says:
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        @Peter Kap: Makes sense. Have been talking to an owner for trade involving my Harden, Hayward, Al Jeff for his Westbrook, Hoford, Duncan(?) or Alec Burks or Dragic…still waiting for his reply. I feel like I’m quite weak in 3s anyways, might as well try to solidify my other stats.

        Here is my team:
        Harden, Hayward, Oladipo, Kemba, Bazemore, Otto, Joe Johnson, TJ McConnell, Barton, Joseph, Al Jeff, JVal, Porzingis, Tyreke (IL)

        I know Duncan has chance of resting later down the season, but he’s still really usable compared to Al Jeff right now.

        • HIIII says:
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          @HIIII: scratch that, instead of al jeff for duncan, he wants my porzingis for clarkson….. do you think hoford will continue to dominate like a first rounder all season?

          • Peter Kap

            Peter Kap says:
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            @HIIII: The main thing that is making Horford so valuable this season is the three point shooting. He’s already hit 2 more threes this season than he did all of last season. A first rounder may be asking just a little too much, but if he keeps up averaging 1+ threes per game, then yes, he’s definitely going to be outperforming his ADP and should be a top 20/25 player.

  20. Runfast says:
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    Hello mr kap!

    Lin, lamb, j grant, Calderon, deangelo, Parker, dellavadova and Avery are on WW.

    Got t jones, Marvin Williams, clarkson and bazemore at the end of bench. Are there any worth swapping for in terms of overall value ROS?

    Went punt ft in standard 12 team 9 cat, feel like ast and stl can improve, and FG is rocky despite fg anchors

    Curry
    Deandre
    Drummond
    Favors
    Rubio
    Kemba
    Beal
    Wes mat
    Markieff
    Clarkson
    T jones
    Marvin Williams
    Bazemore

    Thanks!

    • Peter Kap

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      @Runfast: I would rather hold onto Jones, Williams, Clarkson, and Bazemore for the rest of the season. There is some talent on the WW; perhaps you can do a 2-for-1 trade and improve on your assists and steals and then pick up one of those guys available.

  21. Mex says:
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    Draymond just landed on the waivers for some reason… 8 team league and I’m in first, should I bid half of my FAAB or is it too early to dump that much? Or should I just spend it all on him?

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @Mex: Yes, he’s worth every FAAB dollar you have. Not sure there will be a better pickup all season. He’s a top 20 guy.

  22. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Pete! Should I drop Schroder for Burks, Markieff or McConell or just hold? Thanks!

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @Jerry: I’d probably rank them all fairly similarly, with Burks and Schroder being the top two, unless you really need the forward eligibility with Morris.

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