Some big games last night!  Easily the most fun Tuesday we’ve had on the young season.  Twas a… Ruby Tuesday?  There’s really no good Tuesday references… Have you ever thought about how much Tuesday sucks?  There’s nothing interesting at all about Tuesday!  Tuesday is just a lost day… Except let’s hope you were able to watch some hoops action, as this Tuesday was a big one!

And none bigger than LaMarcus Aldridge torching Denver, putting up 39 Pts on 16-30 shooting.  What’s hilarious about his 39/11/1/0/2 line is that one assist was a high-low pass to the awful Robin Lopez for the game-winning layup with one second left.  Surprised Lopez didn’t botch it!  When you have Sonic the Hedgehog as your haircut, it’s got to be distracting… L.A. with all that production with no TO and 7-9 FT is showing us why he’s boring, but reliable as a second-round fantasy producer.  It’s easy to miss the solid volume FT% and if he gets that 3-pointer dropping like the 0.5 he’s bringing this year – a new development for L.A. – it’s icing on the cake.  Mostly this whole open was just to highlight I’m up 3-0 on Slim in our 30-point challenge!  Even after his slimy Kevin Durant pick.  Slimy, I say!  I think Aldridge has moved into that top 13 or 14 overall, with double-digit boards in six straight bringing those rebounds closer to the 11.1 we saw last year.  If he can avoid any injuries, he’ll be a premiere day of the week, like Friday or something.  No one wants to be a dud like Tuesday, which more than suitably personifies Robin Lopez.  Henceforth, I will now call Tuesdays “Robin Lopez Day”.  Here’s some other happenings that went on across the NBA on Robin Lopez Day:

Kevin Durant Welcome back the Darantula!  But a certain other player in this game looked like an MVP…  A really solid 30 minutes for 27/3/2/0/0 on 9-18 FG (3-8 3PTM 6-7 FT).  The 5 TO is no bueno, but hey, you got a superstar back and healthy!

Anthony Davis The TRUE fantasy MVP!  Sure Durant was rusty, but for Brow to put up not just a rainbow line, a DOUBLE RAINBOW (!!), speaks volumes.  25/10/4/6/4 shooting 8-15 FG with only 1 TO.  Only blemish was a little bit of a rough night at the stripe for 9-16, but it sure is a nit-pick!

Serge Ibaka Eesh, was cold in this one shooting 3-11 and only 3 boards?!  A little flukish, but you gotta love seeing the 4 swats.  No reason to jump ship with Ibaka now that the studs are back.

Tyreke Evans Put up a 30 spot.  Shot 14-24, but look at that shot chart!

Tyreke Evans Shot Chart

That’s 21 shots right at the rim… C’mon Ibaka and Steven Adams, start swattin’ more of those!

Jrue Holiday Rainbow alert!  Not quite a double like the Brow, but 16/5/10/3/2 will certainly get it done, with another solid low-TO game with only two giveaways.  The Jrue will keep you from having AST:TO blues!

Brandon Knight “And we will not go quietly into the Knight!”  27/6/8/3/0 on 10-18 shooting (5-9 3PTM, 2-2 FT), in a carrying-the-team sort of performance almost beating the Cavs.  Bucks shoulda won this one!  On the Pod yesterday I mentioned my worry about this being a blowout and Kidd playing a lot of reserve minutes, but they were in it and Knight played 37.  Great to see my boy bouncing back after three straight pretty bad games.

Jabari Parker Pretty sick combo the Bucks got cookin’ for the future!  22/8/3/2/0 on 11-15 shooting.  Getting big run as well!  38 minutes leading the team.  31:49+ minutes played in three of the past four, and really picking it up.

Ersan Ilyasova Somebody punched him in the gullet!  Had to sit out the whole 2nd half with a facial contusion, but it shouldn’t be serious and I bet he plays tonight unless something really funky happened… For example, the bruise on his cheek started growing feathers… Something like that…

Kyle Korver Couldn’t miss!  8-9 FG with 6-7 3PTM.  24/6/4/1/1 with only 2 TO as he literally hit all the cats.  Well, he didn’t “literally hit a bunch of cats”, he’s not cat-version Michael Vick!  No ThrAGNOF, no more for Korvy.  Even before last night, was at career bests in FG%, 3PT%, Pts, and the biggie – for me at least – up to 3 dimes a game.  He’s really flourished there in Hotlanta.

Paul Millsap Tap the tree, time to get that syrup flowing!  19/6/7/3/3 shooting 7-15 FG and 5-5 FT.  Rainbowing it up!  Those were some dark days a week or two in where my Millsap love looked a bit foolhardy, but now I’m just full-hardy!

Rajon Rondo Blowing up those dimes!  The dime-bomber!  2/12/19/1/1 while really struggling with his shot going 1-8.  Three of those misses were treys… Take a dribble in next time, Rajon!  The 7 TO are MCW-ish, but he had only 6 TO the previous 4 games, so I think given his injury-deflated draft day price, you’ll take some rough shooting and TO with these big stats you’re gettin’.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope OMG LOL, FMEINTHEA!  As soon as I buy back in, fall off the KCP wagon, start taking KCP shots like they’re out of business, he lays a turd muffin against an awful Lakers team!  Given the purps and golds are playing better, but sheesh!  7/4/0/0/0 shooting 3-9, and after the steals were finally coming around with at least a swipe in 6 straight, goose egg there.  It doesn’t help Stan Van played the reserves down the stretch as he’s as frustrated with the Pistons as fantasy owners are…

Guess the Kobe Bryant line – Well no one was even close!  12/5/13/2/0 for a facilitating Kobe, and by facilitating I mean to both teams, racking up 10 TO.  Ten!  Tripdub the hard, bad way.  Makes JashFath the winner last night!  His guess of 28/3/6 was the closest as we all went big.  Why this game is impossible most nights!  “Life is like a box of chocolates, we never know what Kobe we’re gonna get.”  For tonight at the Wizards… I’ll go somewhat low again for 22/5/5 on 15 shots.  Make your guesses, and good luck tonight!

Jordan Hill – Well so much for that Byron Scott-proposed line-up shake-up, as Hill put-up.  22/13/1/1/0 on 10-15 shooting, and while it probably isn’t his job in jeopardy, another Lakers W should continually give you Hill-happiness.

Jose Calderon Season-high 7 dimes last night against the Nets for a 19/2/7/2/0 line shooting an extremely efficient 7-9 FG (5-6 3PTM).  You taking notes, J.R.?!  13 dimes the past two games now, but still a little weird he has two 10 board games and hasn’t passed 7 dimes…  Ay dios mio!

Amar’e Stoudemire – Kinda unreal what he’s doing right now, and was put into the starting line-up last night for 17/9/2/0/1.  37 minutes the past two games now, so I guess the walker is staying in the garage for now.  Ride em while he’s hot and the knees are functioning!

Monta Ellis – Don’t stop shooting!  “You’re shooting with Althea?!  Nice shooting!”  38/2/1/2/0 on 16-35 FG (1-4 3PTM, 5-5 FT).  Overtimes will help pad the stats!

Chandler Parsons Maybe should’ve saved the Althea reference for Chandler!  24/7/2/3/0 hitting three treys and 7-8 FT for Parsons’ best game on the year.  While I think he’s still a hold – I wouldn’t sell off this game at all – the dramatic falloff in dimes is for real.  After averaging 4 a game last year in Houston, is at 2.3.  I think his FG% improves, and while you don’t own Parsons for dimes, that assists-dropoff will cost him some overall value.

Devin Harris 35 minutes, and let’s hope he spends some good long time in the ice bath!  Very big night for 20/4/8/1/0 and way outplayed Jameer Nelson.  Harris hit 7-10 FG and 6-6 treys on top of it!  30+ minutes in four straight, and Harris is playing like a must-own in 12ers.

Nikola Mirotic On the other side of the ball in this marathon, Mirotic is also playing must-own worthy in a bench role.  26 minutes for 15/4/3/0/2 with a team high 7-8 FT.  The return of Taj Gibson still looms, but stream Mirotic for all he’s got!

Joakim Noah Rainbow update!  8/14/6/2/2 in a solid showing.

Nicolas Batum 13 dimes?!  How about spreading some of that love to some other stats, Frenchy?!  4/4/13/3/0, and I think you stand tough with Batum even though the full game hasn’t come around yet.  The last 5 games, Batum is somehow 1-24 from deep.  One for twenty-four!  4%!  Stop shooting from Andorra!  Of course that will start turning around, so he’s still a big buy low guy.

Denver Big Men – No one could guard Aldridge, and other than J.J. Hickson‘s 31 minutes, no one else on the front line, including Kenneth Faried, got to 24 minutes played.  Tough to feel good starting any of these guys!

Ty Lawson – About the only Nugget I have faith in night in, night out.  24/4/13/2/0.  Another dimebag!  I’m so high on Lawson.

Goran Dragic More guys dropping 30-burgers!  Could not be stopped last night, and my Dragon-patient teachings are hopefully reaping rewards in Razzball Nation.  34/5/3/4/0.  That sweet, sweet efficiency too – 11-15 FG (5-6 3PTM, 7-7 FT) is giving me wiggles in my dragon!  OK, no more jokes about my dragon today!  But in a ranty moment of weakness, I of course go against Dragic in REL on top of them getting Durant back just in time… I’m cursed I say!

Eric Bledsoe Solid as well for 27/3/7/4/0.  Dragic and E-Bled are both telling Isaiah Thomas to take his good ol’ sweet time rehabbing that kankle…  I wouldn’t be surprised if they hit up Vontaze Burfict for tips

P.J. Tucker Back in the starting line-up, overtaking Marcus Morris.  While Tucker amassed only 23 minutes, I think with this being a blowout, Hornacek tinkered with the bigs.  I’m not the biggest PJ fan, but if he can back to that 30 MPG mark as a starter, he’ll be valuable again.  “Super” valuable.

Roy Hibbert – Welcome back, Roy!  Welcome back to this terrible team… 15/10/1/2/1 and played 31 minutes.  Hibbert owners are glad to see that!

Rodney Stuckey – Didn’t get to 20 minutes.  The blowout-factor is as paramount as driving over a spike strip.  Still think Stuckey can bring some solid returns down the road.

DeMarcus Cousins Had to sit yet again with an illness, especially frustrating since it was reported he would play a mere hour or two before tip.  Even though the final was close-ish, none of the Kings really showed up, except another one of those errant Derrick Williams sightings.  8-12 off the bench in 14 minutes for 18 points.  Meh.

Kyle Lowry Like Slim said on the Pod yesterday, is going to go bonkers without DeMar DeRozan as his running mate for a while.  27/0/13/2/1 on 10-21 FG (1-3 3PTM, 6-6 FT) last night in the SAC beat down.  Raptors kicked em right in the SAC.

Greivis Vasquez – Well I guess I was wrong saying I like the impact for Lou Williams more, as Sweet Lou was Sour Lou for 1-9 shooting and only 4 points in 19 minutes.  Vasquez was solid as a starter, going 12/4/7/1/0 and a couple of treys in 30 minutes.  General Greivis can find his way onto other teams though, I’m still not a fan of that Twerp.

Terrence Ross Ross Can!  Back-to-back 20 point games, hitting 4 treys in each, but not doing much else.  A little ThrAGNOF-ish, but with enough upside to need to be owned in most leagues.  Which he is, at 62% ownership in Yahoo.  Feels a tad low though…

James Johnson Other than that 4 Stl, 4 Blk outing in mid-November, had his best game on the season for 19/7/0/1/1 shooting 9-13 FG and hitting his only trey last night.  While this was a nice 28 minutes, it was a season high there and he hadn’t taken double digit shots yet this season.  He hits all the cats and I’d love him if he started, but he just ain’t!

Andrew Bogut – Rainbow down under!  7/12/3/2/5 and playing great basketball right now.  Playing exactly what the Warriors need – defense, rebounding, and the occasional dish.  I don’t think I could trade him given everyone knows about his injury history.  I’m not counting on 80 games played, but who knows, might be close!

Stephen Curry Played decent (well, for his standards), coming off an ankle tweak.  “Your father with his disgusting tweaking. I couldn’t breast feed any of you kids because of that man!”

Draymond Green Tweaked his thumb.  #OccupyCameBackIntoTheGame!  We all good hurr.

Kyle O’Quinn Whoa, coming out party for the Irishman!  Huge game starting at the C with Nikola Vucevic an out-of-nowhere scratch with back spasms.  The back spasms are claiming everyone!  Invasion of the Body Snatchers!  21/11/1/2/1 on 9-16 FG from KOQ, and is a must-own after this game for 12ers and up.  Vuc is already questionable for tonight, so you might get a start right away if you can grab him for this evening’s game.

Victor Oladipo Almost carried the Magic on his shoulders for the big upset.  27/4/4/3/0 on 10-14 FG (3-4 3PTM, 4-4 FT).  EfficientAdipo!  While making some slight improvements on %s and TO, still hasn’t quite turned the corner I thought.  iF he’s a little bummy the next game or two, I would send some offers his way.  Sell high, buy L-Oladipo!

 

Streamers/Cheap DraftKings Picks:

Zach LaVine (6% owned) – Start your iffy guys against the Sixers!  It’s now two games removed from his big 28-point outburst against the Lakers, but Alexey Shved is questionable, and LaVine will be playing against non-PG with whomever fills in second-unit minutes at the 1 should Shved Shvit out.  Which sounds funny… And what do the Lakers and the Sixers have in common?  Bad D and overall badness!  Shvittiness!

Kyle O’Quinn (8% owned) – I’m kinda cheating with this one since I don’t think O’Quinn is a streamer, but oh well!  Couldn’t think of anyone better that isn’t owned in so few leagues, and while the matchup against DeAndre Jordan is pretty tough given their sizes, the opportunity might be there sans Vuc.

 

I hope everyone had a solid Robin Lopez Day for their lineups!  Good luck to your squad tonight!

  1. Thunder from down under says:
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    Haha maybe I should change my name to Rainbow from Down Under. Great that Big Bogey is doing well Oi Oi Oi. Kobe Line: 29/7/6

    Hold on Horford his mintues will hopefully increase?

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      @Thunder from down under: Hahaha I’m down for that name change! Yeah I think Horford will keep getting better, played pretty well last night, and his underlying %s and low TO is still helping his value

  2. Lawson says:
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    Bad day (yesterday) to drop O’ Quinn….I dropped him for his fellow irishman Patterson and now I am feeling stupid. I had a lot of faith in Ed Davis but he is not playing much. You reckon it makes sense to get rid of Pat or Ed for O´Quinn? Having 16 teams in my league is making me change players a lot as they are not so reliable, and probably I am not that patient….

    Cheers!

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      @Lawson: Hah yeah deep leagues will do that! I’d leave Davis out and own Pat and O’Quinn, I just don’t know if a big run is ever coming for Davis unless Boozer gets hurt, which of course, is a big possibility

  3. Lawson says:
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    BTW Amazing the shot chart of Tyreke

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lawson: Thanks man! Yeah I flipped to a good chunk of that game and saw that one outlier jumper, and the OKC announcers were like “that’s the first shot he’s made out of the paint” and he had like 28 Pts at that point! I was like, “hhhuuuuhhhhhh?!” Haha

  4. Tyler says:
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    Hey man do you mind ranking the ff:

    Wes Johnson (top 50 past 2 weeks)
    Patrick Patterson (past 3 games are good)
    Kyle OQuinn (how long is vuc out)
    James Johnson (more opportunity but wes seems to give out the same stats with better 3s)
    Donatas Motiejunas (tjones might be out longer)
    Danilo Gallinari (subpar games and minutes)

    Im thinking wes or motie but it’d be awesome to hear your thoughts..

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      @Tyler: I would rank them Motie, Patterson, O’Quinn, Wes, James, Gallo. I know Wes is playing great lately, but for a long stretch before that he was doing a lot of nothing, I’m not the biggest fan

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    LOL looking at Dragic, now I regret not accepting that Dragic for my MCW before he cancel the trade offer… Offer me consolation! IT3 gets back quick and MCW continue to be hot!

  6. Kevin says:
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    Drop Robin Lopez for O’quinn?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kevin: Nahhhh, I tongue & cheek make fun of Rolo a lot, but would hold him there

  7. Bojangles says:
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    I have Shved and in debate mode about dropping him to grab Patrick Beverly off our wire, isn’t Bev coming back soon?

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      @Bojangles: I def would grab Pbev, especially since Wroten getting back will take any of Shved’s value. Hamstring injuries can be tricky, so I think it’s still a wait and see for Pbev, but stashing him over Shved I like a lot

  8. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    14 Team H2H (10 CAT w/ Off Rebs/Def Rebs)

    Westbrook, Dragic, Knight
    Oladipo, IT
    TJones, Brewer, Gallinari
    Faried, Markieff
    Bosh, Sims

    Unfortunately dropped O’Quinn before the unexpected Vuc injury and subsequent blowup. Will be looking to re-grab if he clears waivers. Whos the drop?

    Otherwise should I make a move on any of these other FAs:
    Wes Johnson, Ed Davis, Mirotic, Jameer, Stuckey

    Thanks!

    • J says:
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      @J: Also, any thoughts on Meeks in 14+ leagues?

      Basketballmonster has him slated for an earlier return than previously expected.
      Hopes to be cleared for next week!

      thanks again.

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        @J: Sims is first out for me to get O’Quinn. I am not buying Gallo doing much for another long while, I’d grab Mirotic short term then move to probably Stuckey when Taj is back. Ehhhh, I mean last I saw was rotoworld saying he had just started light jogging. I don’t think I’d be chasing Meeks until he’s practicing in full. ANy time!

  9. Bye Felicia says:
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    I gotta guess a kobe line cuz when I don’t he turns the ball over 10 TIMES! I had over 30 turnovers last night. He’s responsible for 1/3 . So here it goes 23/6/3 on 21 shots

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bye Felicia: Yikes! To fest indeed. Nice!

  10. RicoSuave says:
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    Great as usual JB! thanks man…

    what do you think about Wesley Johnson? Is he worth picking up over Motiejunas? Also, Keneth Faried got dropped, worth pick any of these guys up over Motiejunas?
    thanks

    • JB Gilpin

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      @RicoSuave: Thanks for reading! Naw I would stick with Motiejunas over Wes, but yeah I’d get Faried over MOtiejunas… Denver might figure out they should be playing their big $ guy (or trade him) and he goes nuts

  11. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    I can use a PF for my bench. Right now I have McRoberts. Should I drop him for either Nene, Gibson or Teletovic?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheMuppetManiac: Yup and Yup! And ehhhh on Telet, but I would get Gibson since you can stash him until healthy on your bench

  12. Joe says:
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    JB JB JB ….drinking and waivering don’t mix, and now I have Mirotic after last night’s multi cat goodness. I think he would be the real deal if he started at SF, or just got 26-28 minutes a night, but given how Thibs limited Taj last year, I don’t know it’s a realistic hope for Mirotic. My team is doing poorly in steals and blocks, so I contemplated picking Noel back up, but Captain N gets benched every week for some ailment or another. Mozgov gets blocks but foul trouble limits his minutes. And Monroe has tons of upside IF he gets traded; otherwise he’ll be a two-cat guy off the bench.

    Structured stream of consciousness over, what’s a brother to do from between those four?

    10-team, 11-man rosters, 3-keepers (3-year max), h2h league. Team listed in draft order; for any player you keep, you must pay a penalty of “one-round higher” than you drafted/kept him previous year.

    MY TEAM: 1. ‘Melo, 2 . Durant, 3. Conley, 4. M.Gasol, 5. Matthews, 6. Holiday, 8. MCW, 10. IT2

    Add/Drops so far:
    Waiters (R.10) for J.Hill
    Monroe (R.9) for D.West
    Noel (R.7) for Mirotic

    • Joe says:
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      @Joe:

      Oh, I suppose Wilson Chandler is available, but I’m not sure that he helps me in particular.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Joe: haha drinking and fantasy moves never mix, I know from experience as well! Def give me Noel! So you can add him and he’d be an 11th round keeper, right? I know he’s been rough, but I expect him to increase value and be a great keeper for next year. I’d rank em Noel, Monroe, Mozgov, Mirotic ROS, but I like having Mirotic now while hot. I’m good losing Monroe for Noel to get him back. Hah and yeah, not a big Chandler fan either

        • Joe says:
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          @JB Gilpin:

          Since I drafted him in R.7, he’d be a R6 keeper. Chances are I won’t keep him because we only keep 3, and I anticipate keeping Durant (cost: R1), M.Gasol (cost: R3), and then either Jrue (cost: R5) or MCW (cost: R7). The only reason I look longingly at Noel, besides nostalgia at my lost pick, is because there is the possibility that he really helps me out in steals and blocks. Nonetheless, DAT FT SHOOTING…

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            @Joe: Oh that’s funky, so even if you pick him up, his drafted value stays? Every keeper I’ve done, value gets wiped if they are on wiavers/dropped. Ft is indeed brutal haha

  13. Johnny says:
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    Sup JB! So a guy in my league is desperately trying to get rid of Rondo.. I could use the out of position boards but I’m at a loss of who to give up for him considering Rondo will really hurt FT% and TO’s so I’m thinking about passing on it… Any suggestions?

    My Team:
    CP3
    Antetokounmpo
    Slim Reaper
    Millsap
    Pau
    Noel
    IT2
    #ODG
    Corey Brewer
    Mo Williams
    J.J. Redick
    KJ McD’z

    His Team:
    Westbrook
    Hayward
    Nick Young
    Marc Gasol
    Bosh
    Rondo
    Wiggins
    Calderon
    Beal
    Omer Asik
    Amare
    Brandon Wright

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Johnny: Yeah I don’t see a trade either, not moving the reaper or CP3, and I woulnd’t want to move one of your bigs to do it. It’d have to be a real lowball offer like IT2+Giannis and I don’t think he’d do it

      • Johnny says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I agree, thanks for the advice man!

        And the Kobe shot in the dark: 20/4/7

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Johnny: Any time! Nice guess, this will be a tough one given all the wildly different lines he’s given lately!

  14. Clay says:
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    1. Did KCP think he was playing in LA? Even in a 16-er, I’ve decided to part with KCP (again), dropping him for O’Quinn. When you’re providing very little outside 3PTs and an occasional STL, hurting you in %s every time you play, you simply don’t deserve a spot on my team haha. Btw, thanks for sharing the credit with the home/away split, and hopefully you can stay away from KCP too!

    2. What’s your take on CJ Watson? Blake wasn’t producing much– well, besides last night– so I dropped him for Watson. Any chance IND plays him 26+ mins a night?

    3. KD owner backed out last minute (UGH!) We had a great deal in place (my Marc Gasol, Tobias and Jrue for his KD, Knight, and Vasquez). That said, a Curry owner has approached me with a 2-for-1 deal involving Curry and Marc. Is Curry worth trading Marc and Hayward in a 16-er?

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      @Clay: 1. haha I know right?! Yikes. Totally good with Oquinny. Luckily for me, KCP is only on my 20 team dynasty, so any production is fine haha. 2. There’s a solid chance, but I think he and Sloan ebb and flow. 26 is probably the high end, and played a little more than that last night just because he was hot. Totally good with the move though. 3. Damn! That woulda been a nice trade. Yeah, I think I would do somthing like that, even though you lose some depth in a deeper

  15. zebo says:
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    What’s wrong with Greg Monroe, will he turn it around?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @zebo: Well at the eye level he looks good and is doing about what he did last year except brutal in steals and blocks. He’s never been great there anyway, so I don’t think his value goes up much

  16. BroLo says:
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    Would you trade me for Terrence Jones? His nerve issue is scary and sounds similar to what kept Steve Nash out all year, trying to weigh the risk/reward factor here.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @BroLo: In a deep league I might take the risk, but it would have to be for not much. IN dynasties I would be more interested

  17. kisses says:
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    I was feeling so good going into last night. Set my lineup and stepped into a dinner meeting only to come out when the games were nearly done and found that neither Boogie nor Vucevic played. Oy! Losing Boogie these last three games has been brutal for my team. Didn’t realize how much I leaned on his stats. Oh well, great to have Durant back.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @kisses: Oh geez! By dinner meeting you mean a hot date?! Damn, Boogie+Durant for the duration here?! Your team is gonna own!

      • kisses says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I know! I grabbed Boogie with the 11th pick (out of 12th) and the last guy went Blake Griffin and Big Al with his back2back picks. Durant was the obvious choice for me as a Round 2 pick at that point. I’m in the process of moving Rondo+JHill right now and looking at either MCW+Hayward or Conley+Bosh as replacements, depending on which team I’m dealing with.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @kisses: Whoa, esp. the Bosh one would be a huge improvement. Nice work on your draft!

  18. JashFath

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    Ah, the ol’ Price is Right Kobe victory! Winning this time was about as satisfying as the prick who has the last pick and bids $1 and smirks reassuringly. But a win is a win.

    For tonight, I am going 28/6/3 on 26 shots.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JashFath: Hahahaha, a win is a win my man! A chance for the showcase!

  19. JeF With 1 F says:
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    30/5/3 on 28 shots

  20. Lasandro says:
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    Lucille Bluth reference? Check. 🙂

    Why Loladipo? I thought you’d be stoked with his big game the way you were with MCW? You don’t think he’ll hit your preseason stat predictions?

    Also, where’s the jimmy buckets love man? More jimmy jarmusch!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Yezzir! Nah I was saying “buy low – adipo”! As in, he hasn’t been the most consistent and I would still try to get him. I think he’ll be a solid guy down the stretch. Jim Jarmusch, nice! I really liked Dead Man. Buckets was awesome and it was a busy night! We don’t really expect him to not be awesome anymore 🙂

  21. Manshi Shah says:
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    What are your thoughts on Channing Frye? Will he average double digits with at least 1.8 threes and 5 rebounds going forward or is that too much to ask of him?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Manshi Shah: Ehhhh he’s been pretty brutal. he hasn’t even SCORED 10 points in 7 straight, much less averaging it… 1.8 treys seems close, he’s above that now, 5 boards seems doable, but I’d say 8 Pts a game sounds closer. Such a waste of money for ORalndo

  22. Pops says:
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    Hi JB,
    Just checking in. I picked up Wroten off waivers and dropped Brewer.
    Good Move?
    If you would, convince me to keep Dieng?

    Oh yea, I’m up 7-2 this week

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Pops: Yo dude! Yeah I’m good dropping Brewer, but Wroten’s TO will still hurt a lot. I’m gonna catch you with my KD team in the standings! The no blocks in 3 straight is weird, but minutes have been variable too given blowouts, I think he still is worth having

  23. KD Owner says:
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    What’s up what’s up. this commenter in high spirits obviously. good outing from KD. I watched most of that game as my opponent this week and long-time fantasy rival had Brow. if AD starts asking for more rock, I think he will undeniably be fantasy #1, although his post game interview suggested he wants to get his team mates involved. should I float an AD +1 for durant offer? I think the owner is interested. or is this just commentary talk ‘what if’ situations?

    basically: monstrous double rainbrow

    i have 3 waiver pick ups in 14 team 9cat daily league. used the first two on corey joseph and alexey shved which paid dividends immediately on Monday; was really hoping corey joseph would play at least one more as Pop tries to rest his dinosaurs as much as possible but tony parker is probable for tonight which makes me think joseph doesn’t get big minutes.

    I think I need to drop Corey Joseph today.

    I’m winning 6-3 with FG and Rebs barely in the win column. given his team and mine, i think I will take 3s, FT, and points with certainty and shhooouuld take assists. I’m thinking i have to pick up a big to lock FG and rebs.

    available are: PPat, Kris Humphries, Hickson, Garnett, Len, Sims, Reggie evans.

    I’m leaning toward Humphries as he has 3 games the rest of the week against LAL, Denver, and Boston. even though he hasn’t really proved anything, will get the minutes and serves as a decent middle-term pick up as Nene is out for an indefinite period. what do you guys think?

    My other options are hold onto the move until i see which cats i need at the end of the week.

    SHIT just read Shved won’t play and was really counting on him for some dimes. this hip injury came out of nowhere. shit shit, should I drop joseph or Shved?

    and is humph or others worth the pick up?

    — more leaning towards wait and see now

    • KD Owner says:
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      What’s up what’s up. this commenter in high spirits obviously. good outing from KD. I watched most of that game as my opponent this week and long-time fantasy rival had Brow. if AD starts asking for more rock, I think he will undeniably be fantasy #1, although his post game interview suggested he wants to get his team mates involved. should I float an AD +1 for durant offer? I think the owner is interested. or is this just commentary talk ‘what if’ situations?

      basically: monstrous double rainbrow

      i have 3 waiver pick ups in 14 team 9cat daily league. used the first two on corey joseph and alexey shved which paid dividends immediately on Monday; was really hoping corey joseph would play at least one more as Pop tries to rest his dinosaurs as much as possible but tony parker is probable for tonight which makes me think joseph doesn’t get big minutes.

      I think I need to drop Corey Joseph today.

      I’m winning 6-3 with FG and Rebs barely in the win column. given his team and mine, i think I will take 3s, FT, and points with certainty and shhooouuld take assists. I’m thinking i have to pick up a big to lock FG and rebs.

      available are: PPat, Kris Humphries, Hickson, Garnett, Len, Sims, Reggie evans.

      I’m leaning toward Humphries as he has 3 games the rest of the week against LAL, Denver, and Boston. even though he hasn’t really proved anything, will get the minutes and serves as a decent middle-term pick up as Nene is out for an indefinite period. what do you guys think?

      My other options are hold onto the move until i see which cats i need at the end of the week.

      SHIT just read Shved won’t play and was really counting on him for some dimes. this hip injury came out of nowhere. shit shit, should I drop joseph or Shved?

      and is humph or others worth the pick up?

      — more leaning towards wait and see [email protected]KD Owner: apologies for the essay haha

      • KD Owner says:
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        @KD Owner: yeah. gonna wait and see. too many uncertainties at this point. and humph is not worth the risk

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        @KD Owner: hmmm internal conflict! if i don’t make a move for Shved or Corey then I’d lose out on both slots’ stats.

        so the question is back to: should I make a move? who should I move? for who?

        others on the waiver (not much): Devin harris, jameer nelson, CJ watson, jason terry, shabazz muhamad, lavine,

        • JB Gilpin

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          @KD Owner: Hah, it’s like the script for Titanic! Ummm I would rather Brow over KD still. So if you could get Brow AND something for KD, no brainer to me.

          Def dropping Shved, might get nothing the rest of the week. Grab Harris! I would do that.

  24. miles proudfoot. says:
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    What’s good?! I’m about to put a bid on Wiggins dropping Monroe. I know, Wiggins was dropped. The other day you said definitely go for it, but last minute I’m hesitating. No time to hesitate at the gate do it now?!

  25. Bren says:
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    Opinion on speights? Was hoping there would be a comment on him 🙂

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Bren: I’ve mentioned him a good bit during this run, was average yesterday so didn’t give him a shout. I think he’s fine to stream until DLee is back, but when that happens I don’t think his minutes/stats will be consistent

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