After a tough groin injury, we really weren’t sure how long DeMar DeRozan would be Frozen.  “Let it go!  Let it go!  Blah dee, blah dee, blah…”  Trying to reach out to our younger readers.

DD is back and immediately entices with immense cleavage!  Younger readers, alienated.  DeRozan returned after missing a month and a half/21 games for a very solid 20/4/4/1/1 game hitting 9-14 FG.  It was against the soon to be relegated Sixers, so there’s that, but this is mighty encouraging.  In a game where Toronto didn’t need him at all, he started, got 29 minutes, and looks healthy for the stretch run.  Toronto letting the DD out!  I bet chicks aren’t letting the DD out this time of year in Canada, sheesh it’s cold in NC!  Lots of ripples with DeRozan back out there.  The biggest is it looks like James Johnson can go in several leagues, as sad an epitaph as it is…  Played only 15 minutes for 5/2/2/0/0.  Some of that was probably matchup based since the Sixers backup depth is in guards (and Amir Johnson played well), but it’s a swift death.  Terrence Ross also played only 18 minutes as the starter and scored 2 Pts without doing anything else.  Ross is barely 16-teamer worthy now, as one of the deepest lineups in the NBA is healthy top to bottom.  The Raptors bench could probably contend for a playoff spot in the East.  Well they’d have to replace Tyler Hansbrough.  I think one of those inflatable flailing arms things has more ball skills than Psycho T…  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy basketball action:

Lou Williams Revenge game!  Hah.  Not like he wishes he was still there in Philly…  19/0/2/1/0 hitting four treys and got 24 minutes off the bench.  That seems about right, but if those 4 treys are 1.8 like he averages on the year, it’s a pretty boring game.  Another casualty of DD.

Kyle Lowry Still a boss with DeRozan back!  An un-casualty?  I don’t think that’s a term…  18/7/12/3/0 hitting 6-15 FG (4-10 3PTM 2-2 FT), but we’ll see if the value slows down as DeRozan gets back to his mid-30 MPG.

Michael Carter-Williams See, he’s not that bad!  Had the rough 4-8 FT and 4 TO, but you get a lot of good with a 29/7/4/2/0 line hitting 12-25 FG.

Robert Covington A late scratch that probably killed a lot of owners and DFS players.  It’s a shoulder issue bugging him, but the fact he was out that late means he’s probably fine.  Then again it’s the tanking Sixers who like to bench as best they can…

K.J. McDaniels Koala Juice!  Haven’t done the juice bit in a while!  32 minutes getting a little extra burn with Tony Wroten hurt and went 10/8/1/1/4.  Those sweet, sweet out-of-position blocks!  Was cold from the field (2-10) but snuck in a trey for ya.

Nerlens Noel Woooo, no TO!  Had a few post possessions against Tyler Hansbrough, so gets a little “no duh he could score” boost there…  12/8/1/3/1.  Those sweet, sweet out-of-position steals!

Manu Ginobili – A nice 27 points and 3 treys.  Has outbursts like this really frequently, as in, as frequently as he finds hairs on the top of his head.

Tim Duncan – Rainbow alert!  14/10/3/2/3.  Gramps still got it!

Matt Bonner – 4 blocks.  That’s weird!  Had 6 blocks on the year before last night.  Charlotte brings out the ginger power!

Bismack Biyombo Woooooo, nice stream call there!  12/15/0/0/5 as the Spurs continue to struggle to have presence in the post.  They need a Postman!  Call Kevin Costner…

Lance Stephenson Returned from a messed up pelvis.  At least he didn’t try a three!  8/1/2/0/0 with a TO and an awful 2-6 FT.  Meh, leaving him alone.

Tyreke Evans Tripdub flirt!  Just such a flirt when there’s no Jrue Holiday…  18/8/9/1/1 and back into the starting 5.  Holiday’s kankle doesn’t seem like it’s that serious even though he’s without a return date, so whenever he does suit back up, Evans should have a few games with some saucy numbers you might be able to sell high.

Nate Wolters – Signed by the Pelicans and after dealing Austin Rivers, who really isn’t a pure PG either, the Pelicans have only Jimmer Fredette who is PGish.  And he’s not even that PGish, he’s labradoodle-ish.  Wolters might sneak in a couple minutes when he makes his debut.

Quincy Pondexter The Lone Ranger!  A shocking 32 minutes in his Pelicans debut.  Dante Cunningham isn’t exactly an elite NBA SF, and while the Q isn’t a good per-minute dude either, had a decent 9/6/3/0/0 line and three treys for deep league speculators.

Andre Drummond The mini-slump continues.  22 minutes of 2/2/0/1/2 and we’re all hoping his little illness he had a wee bit ago is making him a wee little Drummo.

Jeff Green Debut for the Grizz and he did about what I’d thought he’d do.  “They were who we thought they were!”  10/3/2/0/0 on 3-11 shooting.  He came off the bench, and Courtney Lee played well remaining in the starting 5 for 18/0/3 on 7-10 shooting.  Sixth man role makes so much sense for Green…

Mike Conley Ruh roh.  Rolled the ankle and left with a kankle in the walking boot.  He played through it at first, but could miss a few.  Beno Udrih becomes mighty interesting in daily/deep streaming if Conley misses any time.

Bojan Bogdanovic Only played 24 minutes but made them count for deep-league usable 11/6/1/1/0 and a trey.  Boggie Boogie!

Brook Lopez Rumors are abound he might go to the Heat.  Slim is like “Nooooooooo!”

Jae Crowder Boston Clam Crowder!  And the Chow-dah was cold last night…  7/2/0/0/0 on 3-4 shooting in only 20 minutes.  It’s mostly that skullduggerous Brad Stevens as to why I was luke-warm on the Chow-dah.  Why he’s not in the 12er discussion yet, even after that bigun the game prior.

Evan Turner Why I’ve been so anti-Turner!  Such bad ones and the good ones are the flukes…  3/4/6/1/0 on 1-5 FG and 1-2 FT with 3 TO.

Al Horford After the triple-double, it was Big Al’s turn to sit!  Pero Antic got the start and had a usable DFS game for ya, but nothing much to make here.

Thabo Sefolosha Dammit!  I was one off!  Had him as a stream Tuesday against the Sixers, then had his rainbow last night for 4/5/3/3/2.  It’s low-end, and Kyle Korver also got the roost along with Al on the pine.

DeMarre Carroll Someone has to take Korver’s treys!  3-6 from downtown in a fantastic 22/5/3/1/0 game.  Still singin’ the carols after getting sat Tuesday!

Derrick Rose A new ThrAGNOF versin of Rose!  32/2/5/0/0 but hit 6 treys going 12-22 from the field.  Pts and treys were both season highs, yet twas another Bulls loss.  Blame it on Cutler!

Joakim Noah Oh no, the lords of the kankle hath struck again.  Missed the second half with an ankle sprain, and it makes Taj Gibson close to a must-own again.  As well as Nikola Mirotic, who almost rainbowed in 17 minutes last night for 12/4/1/3/1 and no TO.

Marcin Gortat Well, the minutes were firmly there at 32, but 11/9/0/0/1 ain’t gonna cut it.  Ten foot pole is now the 8 foot pole!  It’s receding like his bald hair next to the mohawk!  Kinda makes him look like a bird IMO…

Dallas Mavericks – Sat everyone.  Off a late OT the night before, it makes sense, and our Dirk Nowitzki fears are already settling in.  DNP-aphobia!

Chandler Parsons Oh man, this is a toughie to swallow.  It’s like a pill the size of a loaf of bread.  Kinda sounds like a dirty thing…  Anyway, CP0 for only 13/2/2/1/0 even without Rajon Rondo, Tyson Chandler or Dirk.  This should’ve been a breakout!

Monta Ellis – Expected more here too, but he only played 21:30.  That said, shot 1-11 with no dimes and 3 TO.  “I miss Rajon!”

Raymond Felton Yes, that Raymond Felton… Is in a daily recap…  Yes, that Raymond Felton started.  Wow.  This was a “punt-the-win” strategy for Dallas.  And not surprisingly, sprained his kankle.  Made it through the game, but you get what you pay for.

Ty Lawson – Owned this game.  He was like, “I’m the former UNC PG that go boss here, me!”  Those UNC speech “classes” didn’t help.  29/5/12 on 10-18 FG.

Jusuf Nurkic The Nurk is berzerk!  Jamba Jus for 7/9/2/1/2 in 25 minutes.  Against opposing starter Greg Smith he looked like an Abominable Snowman out there.  Let’s get those minutes to 30!

Kenneth Faried Manimal on the loose!  Especially when he’s boarding over Greg Smith and Dwight Powell and Charlie Villanueva.  Ew.  22/14 for Faried with 2 swats and 8-8 FT.  He was 5 for his last 11 before last night, so maybe a crash course in FT shooting on Lynda has righted the ship.

Mario Chalmers – Eesh, well at least you got 3 swipes!  I expected a lot more than a 7/2/5/3/0 line without Dwyane Wade.  But this was kinda a rough matchup.  I’m still giving him a couple more sans-Wade.

Shabazz Napier We have a new Shabazz on the fantasy radar!  10/2/6/1/0 in 33 starting minutes, completely flat-topping Norris Cole for only 16 minutes off the bench.  Looks like Napier is a solid 14er value when Wade is hamstrung.

Hassan Whiteside Whoa, looks who’s starting!  29 minutes for 10/12/0/0/3, but did have 3 TO.  Unacceptable!  Loving the run and seeing Chris Andersen only play 12 minutes off the bench.  Still Nurk over W-Side for me, but very very close.  Encouraging night from White Si-eede!

Warriors Cs – Can’t use any of these guys.  Andrew Bogut plays 25 minutes of meh, David Lee at 8/6/5 in 23 minutes is fine, and Marreese Speights is still getting run with 20 minutes and 9 shots.  Triple pass!

LaMarcus Aldridge Ball hog!  28 shots hitting 14 for 37/12/0/1/1.  Nice bounce back after a ho-hum game against the Lakers a few nights ago.

Meyers Leonard Whoa, Oscar Meyer with a foot long of minutes!  31:06 of run for 11/10/3/0/0 on 4-7 FG.  Rip City went only 7 deep, with Leonard getting all the backup PF and C minutes.  Deep leaguers should be like, “I want an Oscar Meyer wiener!”  This post is getting out of control, sorry young readers who were sucked in with the Frozen branding!

Jamal Crawford Damn, almost rolled him out there on a dice… well, roll… in DFS last night.  25/3/1/1/0 on 10-22 FG (4-11 3PTM 1-1 FT).  Just had a feeling… Fiddlesticks!

J.J. Redick Such a ThrAGNOF.  7/2/3/1/0 with only one trey on 3-12 shooting.  In the past 31 games in exactly 30 MPG, 1.6 AST 0.4 STL 0.1 BLK.  Slim said Jonas Valanciunas‘ sub-2 combined Ast/Stl/Blk would be tough to beat for anyone getting big minutes, well we almost found one!

Matt Barnes – Quietly, at least for me, on another one of his mini-spurts.  10/7/2/2/0 last night with a couple of treys and no TO.  The past 8 have been really solid.  Worth a look even in 12ers.

Larry Drew II – Getting called up for the Sixers from the D-League.  This is an American Horry Story.  Haha, I typoed that at first, but Robert Horry should really coin this idea!  Ameican Horror Story*  Drew II was so, so bad at UNC back when I was a big Tarholes fan, but hey, racked up 10+ dimes per in the D League.  American Horror Story: The Philadelphia 76ers.  Title of the next season.

 

Streamers/Cheap Daily Fantasy Picks:

Tarik Black (2% owned) – Jordan Hill is probable even after hyper-extending his knee last Tuesday night, but the Lakers might bottle him up for small minutes.  Opposing Cs have nice games against the Cavs, even more so with the ghost of Timofey Mozgov trying to play D (“it’s so hard when they literally go through me!”), so I like Black for a dubdub.  But not a stream if FT% is close in a H2H matchup, he’s awful there.

Shane Larkin (6% owned) – I’ve mentioned a few times lately I’m not a huge Larkin guy, but the minutes are there (27+ the last 4) and the steals are as well (2+ in the last 4).  Opposing guards Brandon Knight and O.J. Mayo aren’t exactly careful with the ball so a 2 3PTM/2 Stl game should be pretty easy for NUMBER ONE… THE LARK…

 

Thanks for dropping by everyone, and be sure to set your line-ups early today.  Games start at 3:00 PM EST as the NBA is playing in London baby!

  1. Hamtime says:
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    1. Would you drop tross for Meyers Leonard in a 16m/11cat? Ross has been beyond awful

    2. Please rank for 14m/9cat – alrdich, larkin, waiters, adams, sanders

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hamtime: 1. Yup he has, i would do that then move on from Leonard when Freeland and Lopez are back. 3. I’d put Adams over Waiters, but like it past that

      • Hamtime says:
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        @JB Gilpin: so Aldrich and larkin were both trash and suddenly became unappealing. Would you drop Cole for pek or adams?

        2. Is boozer worth owning or rather Leonard, adams, pachulia

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          @Hamtime: Ugh Adams is so so bad… Ummm gamble on Pek? Might do that. Ugh I hate it though. 2. Over Adams probably.

  2. Lawson says:
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    So I have been through a mal d´amour story with T Jones, I kept him hoping for him to come back. Then I finally dropped him the other day and now there are inspiring reports about him coming back. What would you do? Does he have a real chance of coming back and deliver? I cannot get him back until tomorrow, in the case nobody claims him off the waiver wire.

    On the other side, you think Frye, TRoss, Biyombo, Shumpert, Bogdanovic, Leonard would be a decent add?
    I have Aldrich, Crowder and Sanders and I dont know what to expect from them. Mr McLemore has been a bit dissapointing too, and I expected more from Mr Meeks.

    The rest of my team are Conley, Holiday, Batum, James, M Barnes, Dray Green, Nurkic and Favors,

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      @Lawson: I am leading a 16 team 9 cat league

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lawson: Well with D-Mo playing well, the Josh Smith acquisition, and likely some rust, I just don’t see it this year. Would take anything over Sanders, Leonard or Biyombo for him. Crowder is fine for the upside though, but would be ready to move on to stream by the weekend if he has another badun

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          @JB Gilpin: This Sanders kid, beyond dissapointing. I will probably follow your advice but is difficult to get rid of “high” picks.

          On the other hand: Do you see Aldrich providing value for a 16 teamer??

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            @Lawson: Well hopefully Sanders wasn’t picked too high, I got him in one league around 100 which I thought was a value…. Sure I could see Aldrich being useful, but Stoudemire back isn’t helping. Maybe when Stoudemire is traded or shut down we’ll have some consistency

  3. DANTEGREEN says:
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    I’m so over Parsons, I’m definitely moving on! Even with dirk and rondo sitting out the game he still can’t produce? He’s like ‘mehh i don’t feel like playing for this team anymore, ship me back to houston!!’ Anyway, him dirk and mcw(i have jennings but i’m leaning towards keeping him and moving mcw instead! Mcw can’t hit multiple treys while BJ actually can) i’m trying to move ASAP, can u like suggest a few players i could go for? Maybe 2:1 or individually, i don’t know who exactly to target cos i can’t determine how valuable these players are! Thanks JB! H2h-9cat-12team

    PG curry bledsoe colly bj mcw
    SG wiggins
    SF kd parsons batum
    PF faried dirk
    C hibbert whiteside

    Thanks JB!

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      @DANTEGREEN: Yup it was a rough one! BJ is a great sell high though. BJ+Parsons for… Well i don’t think you need PG depth. I think blocks and a big would be a good get. Favors?

      • DANTEGREEN says:
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        @JB Gilpin: An owner agreed to trade his beal for my parsons straight up, u like that trade JB? As for dirk and jennings I’ll ask u again some other time bout it(my apologies for bombarding u with all this brotha, hah). Anyway, i read denver and cha are going after BroLo! I’m prayin either of the those two lands him! And hopin he stays away from Miami… WHITESIDE NEEDS TO BE MIAMI’S STAR CENTER! Hahaha

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @DANTEGREEN: No worries man! Um sure, I think he and Beal are about even at this point. Ugh, better not be Charlotte! Brolo+Al Jefferson? Be weird. And slow haha

          • DANTEGREEN says:
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            @JB Gilpin: yea, but dallas’ playoff schedule is bad(one reason im getting rid of him and dirk).. Anyway thanks so much JB youve been helpful to us all season! Appreciate everything!

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              @DANTEGREEN: Yessir glad to help!

  4. E says:
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    What to do with deron Williams? Too much talent to drop? Currently sitting in first in the standings but its tough with a dead roster spot each week.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @E: Yeah I’m fine moving on, only way you’ll regret it is if he’s traded and somehow starts for a team playing 30 MPG. Which I think is unlikely at best

  5. Sio says:
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    Hey guys!

    Loved the big man segment of yesterday’s pod! Personally I have them:
    Gobert
    Nurkic (i think he has a better opportunity but playoffs sked swings it)
    Whiteside
    Jordan Hill
    Len (coz of the TOs and fouls)

    What about upper tier bigs though? How would you rank dray, horford and markieff? If you could keep 2 out of 3 who would you drop?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Sio: Thanks so much for listening man! Yeah Gobert vs. Nurk is really tough. Len vs. Hill too. But yeah, can’t argue with your order. Of those 3, gimme the order you have them. I like Kieff a ton but he’s up and down

  6. B-rad says:
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    I own hickson right now as last spot on a 12 team. Drop for mirotic? Idk whether I should use this last spot as a streamer or if I should just hold mirotic until the end: I have a feeling his situation with be like dieng, as in the starters will be injured and out.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @B-rad: Sure I would get Mirotic too, but I think it’s a little too early to say “for sure” he’ll be held ROS.

  7. Cale says:
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    I recently dropped Plumlee to pick up Bogut when he made that surprise comeback, and I dropped Elfrid to pick up Stevenson yesterday. Both look like bad moves right now.

    RoS, who do you see with more value, Elfrid or Stevenson. I actually have pretty good percentages otherwise, so I should be able to handle that downside from both of them.

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      @Cale: Yeah I would’ve kept your guys there. I’m taking Elfird. Both with bad %s but Elfrid’s TO have really been better (5 last night notwithstanding) and Stephenson doesn’t hit 3s either. I trust Elfrid’s role more

  8. LOLER says:
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    Who do you think is better RoS – Pat Beverley or Mario Chalmers?

    I’m trying to trade my Draymond Green + Jordan Hill for Kawhi Leonard + Patrick Beverley. Am I giving up too much with Green or am I living the dream of getting a stud in Kawhi with him? I think the owner will take a bite at this trade. He’s seriously in the hunt for Rebounds and Blocks and all I am trying to look for is to get rid of Jordan Hill for 3s and steals. Hehe!

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      @LOLER: ROS I’d have to stick with PBev, even with Houston seeming like they want another PG. I think you’re living the dream, I like that offer. Warriors blowing bad teams out and running people small minutes is a little concerning.

  9. DaddyBoJangles says:
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    Am I the only one who keeps Reggie Jackson handcuffed? I play in a 10 team H2H league daily, and I own Westbrook and Jackson. Jackson out of fear. Problem is its getting tough for me to compete without dropping him for streams, any other Westbrook owners in my situation?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DaddyBoJangles: Well as a Westbrook owner I buy it, but I’d def be fine dropping him. I don’t own Westbrook anywhere though…

  10. KnicksSuck says:
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    9-cat Roto

    Would you trade Draymond Green and Serge Ibaka for Monta Ellis and LBJ? Am I giving up too much?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @KnicksSuck: Ummm, sure yeah as long as you’re good in blocks. Even so I think you get the most value

  11. Johnny says:
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    Sup JB..

    Somehow I still have Parker on my roster and still trying to move him, going to try packaging with JJ..

    What do you think of Parker and Redick for either Carroll and Faried or Korver and Covington??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Johnny: Sure, yeah I like both of those. I dunno fi they’ll be taken but I like your returns on both

  12. Jammer McSlam says:
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    Are people open dropping MCW? His counting stats are so nice, but the %s are deadly + TO. If we aren’t dropping him, who can we even try to get?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jammer McSlam: I think some might are, but I couldn’t recommend doing it. I couldn’t imagien a shallow enough league where I’d like someone off the wire better

  13. Clay says:
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    Hey JB / Slim,

    It’s been a nice run with CoJo and Speights on my team (16 teams). Given their limited PT, is it time to part with either of them?

    Notable FA’s include Biyombo, Kaman, Larkin, Zaza, and Leonard. Thanks!

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      @Clay: Speights I def would for really any of those guys. Depends on needs – Biyombo for blocks and if you can handle FT%, Kaman otherwise. I’d hold Cojo though, love the low TO

  14. kevin says:
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    in 9-cat 10 team yahoo h2h, would you trade your oladipo and rubio for klay thompson and thaddeus young?

    my team: http://i.imgur.com/LBkheeL.png

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @kevin: Nahhhh I think it’s giving up too much with Rubio about back

  15. Free Jamba! says:
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    I wish Nurkic would get more minutes 🙁 I can see glimpses of rainbows

    Team:
    Harden, Lawson, Teague, Knight
    Kieff, THarris, JJohnson, RobCo
    Bosh, Gortat, MaPlumlee, Whiteside, Nurkic

    Sorry for keep bothering you with the trade advices but I kind of want to open up a roster spot for streaming, and since I picked up Nurkic and Whitside, while owning Bosh and MaPlumlee. I don’t think I need Gortat that much. Trading THarris and Gortat for Korver/Motie too much? What about Beal/Speighs? Both trades would be for the same owner.

    Many thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Free Jamba!: Rainbow Nurk! Yeah I think he will, they’re just easing him in.

      No bother at all! Ehhhh, yeah I think selling Harris right now is too low a value. If Motie or Speights were better throw ins I might. Any time!

  16. booya says:
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    How would you rank MKG, Acy & Kaman right now? Main needs are points and rebounds…

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @booya: ROS gimme MKG Kaman Acy, short term I like Kaman the most though while Freeland and Rolo are hurt

  17. Benjamin says:
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    8 team H2H league

    Would you trade Whiteside(my player) for Gortat

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Benjamin: I’d rather have Whiteside

  18. DrayDrayTrain says:
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    Oladipo is on fire the last few games! Trying to sell high and I need a big with good block. Who is a reasonable big I can get for him?

    My team 12 team/H2H:
    PG – D. Will, Oladipo, Jrue
    SG – Harden, Korver, KJM, Mo Will
    SF – Wes
    PF – Dray, Bosh
    C – M. Gasol, Duncan, Bogut

    • JB Gilpin

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      @DrayDrayTrain: Favors? Def going about that high. Pau Gasol is probably not happening… You have pretty good FT% depth, DeAndre Jordan?

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