I was very surprised when I Googled Triple D’s. Triple D’s Place, a Jamaican restaurant and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Where were the big, beautiful breasteses? We have truly advanced as a society. Anyways, it’s bad if you get a D in school. Mcy D’s is good when you are hungry. How about for fantasy? Double D, DeMar DeRozan, has been a valuable fantasy player for quite some time. He has averaged over 20 points per game in each of the last five seasons. He has grabbed around 4.5 boards, dished out close to four dimes, 211’d around one, knocked down 82% of his free throws, and shot 45% from the field. The two areas that he lacked in were blocks and threes. Well, last night, DD was lighting it up from three-land.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
45 5 3 2 1 2 6/9 13/21 13/15

It’s only appropriate that he shot 6-of-9 from downtown, huh? The Universe is awesome. Now, before you start getting all excited, DD’s season high for threes was only three. On the year, he’s making 0.7 on 2.5 attempts. Well above his career average, but fewer than the 0.8 on 2.7 attempts back in 2013 season. Last night’s game was more than likely an outlier, but we can all dream. I guess that’s the only thing one can do regarding Triple D’s. Unless you like Jamaican food and Guy Fieri.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

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Kyle Lowry:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 9 4 3 0 7 3/9 6/15 8/8

With how well Lowry rebounds, it always surprises me that he only has 11 career triple dubs. Top 25 player. Hope he stays healthy this year.

OG Anunoby:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
6 0 0 2 0 3 1/4 2/6 1/2

Played 21 minutes. Even the Force needs a break from time to time.

Jonas Valanciunas:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 1/6 0

Played 16 minutes, as the Amir and Odale Holmes ran circles around him. Can only play JV against slow, lumbering big men.

Delon Wright:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 4 4 1 0 2 2/4 4/11 2/2

Since returning from injury, Wright has played 16, 13, 19, and 28 minutes. Prior to the injury, he was getting minutes in the low-to-mid 20s. He’s not the best shooter, but does contribute a little something something across the board and provides versatility.

Dario Saric almost messed around.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 18 10 9 2 2 3 1/3 7/10 3/3

Played 37 minutes and always gets a usage bump when Embiid sits.

With JJ Redick out, Jerryd Bayless got the start at shooting guard and played 34 minutes.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 11 1 1 4 0 2 1/7 5/13 0

Brown went to Jerryd!

Richaun Holmes:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 15 7 2 1 1 1 0 7/12 1/2

Odale Holmes. The Amir typically gets the start when Embiid sits, but Holmes is the guy you want.

Ben Simmons:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 6 4 0 1 7 0 9/14 2/5

Man, there’s a lot to hate about Simmons. 55% free throw percentage. No threes. Has no outside shot. And people clown Lonzo. At least he shoots. With that said, he’s still putting up 17 points, 9 boards, 8 assists, 2 211s, and 1 block. Can’t wait till he figures out how to shoot.

Lauri Markkanen:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 25 2 2 1 0 1 1/4 11/17 2/2

The Markkman led the Bulls in scoring and just fell short of defeating the Cavs, 112-115. Now, all we have to wait for is the simulation to get rid of Dirk so Markkanen can get fully unleashed.

Denzel Valentine:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 5 4 1 1 1 4/7 7/10 0

Played 36 minutes. If he keeps ballin’ like this, I may have to replace Billy Ray as my favorite Valentine……..Naw, would never happen.

Kris Dunn:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 10 5 14 1 0 4 0/2 5/11 0

We Dunn got us a point guard in Chicago, boys and girls!

Nikola Mirotic:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 5 1 0 0 0 3/6 5/9 2/4

Played 25 minutes, while Bobby Portis played 14 minutes. Hoiberg is playing with fire here. I’m truly frightened that Portis will go all Last Boyscout on someone.

LeBron James:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
34 6 9 3 0 4 2/5 12/23 8/8

Played 39 minutes. Might as well play him 48 minutes, but then people would get suspicious and start poking around. Eventually, someone would see him plugged into the wall or tightening the bolts on his titanium skeleton or getting the latest software uploaded.

Dwayne Wade:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 10 3 4 3 2 5 0/3 5/12 0

Played 24 minutes. That’s pretty much what we can expect from him this season. The interesting note is that he’s played in all but three games this year. I thought it was more, but hips don’t lie.

Jayson Tatum:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 3 0 2 0 3 2/6 6/10 3/4

There was some concern after he dislocated his right pinkie on Wednesday, but all is good. Tatum could very well join the 1/1/1 club this year. Is Ben the Rookie of the Year for sure?

Kyrie Irving:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 32 3 4 1 0 1 6/15 12/27 2/2

Top 10 player. Pretty crazy, but so is saying the world is flat. Is Kyrie playing 3D chess while we are tiddlywinking?

Jaylen Brown did not play due to an Achilles injury, so Marcus Smart got the start and played 34 minutes.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 10 4 3 4 0 1 1/6 3/10 3/3

I hate going shopping with my wife sometimes. Very inefficient. Goes back and forth. Back and forth. But, at the end of the day, she usually ends up with a good deal and gets what she needs. That’s what it’s like to own Smart in fantasy. He will produce at the end of the night, but will be horribly inefficient doing it.

The Knicks beat the Celtics 102-93. Shocking, but not terribly so, as the Celtics were playing on the back-to-back. What is insane is that they won with Kristaps Porzingis playing like doo doo.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
1 5 1 0 0 2 0/3 0/11 1/2

I think someone has been doing certain activities of a certain kind with a woman that has the initials J and S.

So, who was the savior for the Knicks? Who else? Michael Beasley of course.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
32 12 1 0 0 5 1/1 13/20 5/6

The Michael Bay of fantasy basketball strikes again!

Why does Ron Baker play 21 minutes?

JaMychal Green:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 10 2 0 0 1 0/3 5/10 2/2

The Forrest Gump of fantasy. You never know what you’re going to get.

Tyreke Evans:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 9 5 0 0 1 1/6 8/20 4/4

Played 34 minutes and continues to start at point guard. I’m driving down the highway. The tread of my tire is flat. This is how I feel owning Tyreke. I can still drive at high speeds, but know that at any moment the tire could go…..BOOM!

Tyson Chandler sat so Greg Monroe got the start at center.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 12 7 0 0 3 0 4/8 0

Alex Len played 21 minutes and continues to be the reserve center.

Marquese Jesus F’ing Chriss played 16 minutes. He doesn’t even deserve a stat box. Interestingly, Dragan Bender played 32 minutes.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 4 5 1 0 0 0 1/6 1/8 0

No wonder they keep rolling Chriss out there.

Isaiah Canaan:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 10 3 4 2 0 1 2/3 3/7 2/2

Last night, I said that Canaan went prison yard on Mike James. “Yo, Mike. Those minutes look my size.” Well, James was a DNP CD. Dude is a straight gangster.

Kawhi Leonard:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 10 5 2 2 1 1 1/3 4/8 1/2

Played 20 minutes. Me has a feeling that Kawhi will be a tease until February or March. He’s going to rest a few times a week and play around 20 minutes a game. There is no reason for the Spurs to ramp him up until much later in the season.

Pau Gasol sat so Joffrey Lauvergne got the start and played 26 minutes.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 11 6 0 0 0 3 0 4/11 3/4

King Joffrey is just a name to keep in mind during Spurs Siestas.

Tony Parker played 26 minutes, Patty Mills played 26 minutes, and Dejounte Murray played 19 minutes. It’s a three-headed monster at point guard for the Spurs.

With Danny Green sitting, Bryn Forbes got the start and played 24 minutes.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 12 3 1 1 0 2 3/4 3/5 3/3

A money line, but always expect more from a Forbes.

Ricky Rubio:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 11 7 1 0 6 1/2 2/7 6/6

Played 38 minutes. ‘Twas a nice bounce back after his pitiful performance in OKC. Just wait till Donovan Mitchell returns from injury.

Rodney Hood:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
29 3 0 1 1 1 3/10 12/24 2/3

Played 35 minutes. Hood is awesome when he plays. Unfortunately, he’s always going down. The women must love that. Someone needs to get Hood a Life Alert.

  1. Clos says:
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    Hey Son what’s going on? Got DSJ on IR want to get him back in my lineup and pickup Dedmon. Are you dropping JV, Courtney Lee or Rudy Gay?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Clos: Probably Gay

  2. I just wanna Kawhi says:
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    I was surprised that Kawhi played 20 mins. I think by Feb he’s at 30 min per ball game…

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @I just wanna Kawhi: I think 24 minutes is where he will settle until Feb. Then the Spurs may start to ramp him up from there.

      • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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        @Son:

        True, true. Post ASB is a great time for him to go HAM. But I hope in the 24 MPG you’re saying he puts up great numbers and no longer sits out games so it would be easy for me to move him.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @I just wanna Kawhi: Build the shrine, burn the incense, rub the prayer beads, and get your chant on

          • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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            @Son:

            And offer virgins to the fantasy gods. Lmao I’m still seething. I hate the Spurs, f em

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @I just wanna Kawhi: Ha! At this point, I thought the sacrificing of virgins was part of the weekly program.

              • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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                @Son:

                I’m dropping Crabbe right now, might be better to have his spot for James Johnson who’s returning in a few days, at least that spot doesn’t have anyone who will destroy my FG. Freaking done with him. I hate crabs now.

                • Son

                  Son says:
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                  @I just wanna Kawhi: Ha! I don’t like eating crabs or getting crabs. I do respect the Crab Army though.

                  • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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                    @Son:

                    The word CRAB shouldn’t be mentioned in this site from here on out.

                    Lmao

                    • Son

                      Son says:
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                      @I just wanna Kawhi: Ha! Crab Army does good stuff, so I must override the request. Guess you gotta keep Kawhi-ing.

  3. Ric says:
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    Hi Son,

    I’m wondering what your thoughts on this trade in a standard h2h league 12 teamer? Giannis for Wall/D Booker/Adams. I have Giannis and am sitting towards the bottom of the rankings, and haven’t had a winning week since earlier in the season. I figured I could trade Giannis for some added depth to possibly turn things around.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      What’s the rest of roster look like?

  4. Arief says:
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    Hello Son,

    could you please rank for james johnson,lee,prince,ingles,crabbe & dunn

    h2h 9cat thanks son

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Dunn, JJ, Prince, Lee, Inglés, Crabbe

      • Arief says:
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        @Son: okay and would you trade my lee for dunn/JJ/prince ??

        my team: giannis,jokic,cp3,ariza,jrue,pau,lee,randle,dmitch,marwil,moore

        thanks a lot son

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Arief: I’d keep Lee, but I thought long and hard about Prince

          • Arief says:
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            @Son: well noted son. Would you drop moore or marwil for FA ??

            FA list : tyler johnson,carroll,brolo,boj bog,yogi,lavine,barea

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @Arief: Naw

  5. miles proudfoot says:
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    Women be shoppin.

    Thinking about making a run for Bron or Giannis. Going to check out needs of their teams, but for Son or anyone else, what does it usually take to try and nab a 1st rounder? I’m thinking a 2nd and a 4th? Is it generally worth a 2nd and 3rd

    Thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Ha! Women do be loving the shopping.

      It’s tough to trade for the Lebrons and Gs of the world when they are healthy and balling. Usually those owners have little incentive to move them so will ask for a big premium. I don’t think a 2/4 is sufficient but you never know. Depends on the players as well. Check out RIC above. He has G but is looking to trade him away. You could probably gain some nice intel from him.

      • miles proudfoot says:
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        @Son: thanks man. What do you think of Paul for Klay and Love?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @miles proudfoot: Not in Love with it. You worried about CP3’s injury?

          • miles proudfoot says:
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            @Son: depth cause of other injuries. But ya, tough to trade best player. Thanks man.

  6. Will says:
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    Hi Son,

    Would you do any of these?

    1) pg + thaddeus for capela + dero
    2) butler for capela + dero

    14er, 9cat, h2h

    Tbh, I’m doing it mainly for playoff schedule purposes but please let me know if you think im being stupid! Thanks.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Will: What centers do you have?

      • Will says:
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        @Son:

        adams and len but i have alot of out of position rebounds from my wings.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Will: Got it. I’d side with the Butler side but would be ok doing the PG one

          • Will says:
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            @Son: thank you!

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @Will: Anytime!

  7. 2rule says:
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    Middleton vs Mgasol?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @2rule: In a vacuum, I usually side with the big man

  8. Chilly says:
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    question….Super (maybe way to) deep dynasty league end of bench rankings based on next years years of production:

    Iwundu, Craig, Cavanaugh, Diallo, Collinsworth, ?

    bonus, best stash:

    Bolden, hartenstien, Kaba,?

    thanks

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Craig, Iwundu, Collinsworth, Cavanaugh, Diallo.

      As for the stashes, I’m a Bolden guy. Then I’d go with Hartenstein, then Kaba

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    should say next 2 yrs

  10. Big D says:
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    David West worth a pickup over Nance? He produces more steadily in blocks, at least this season so far

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Big D: If you want blocks, sure.

  11. Jake says:
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    should i drop crabbe for ilyasova or canaan?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Jake: Naw. Still getting minutes and shot attempts.

  12. I just wanna Kawhi says:
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    Is Collison and Rubio for McCollum a fair trade?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @I just wanna Kawhi: I don’t think so but everyone values players differently

      • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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        @Son:

        You mean like I’m robbing CJ’s owner?

        Just got Bell. Placed a $5 on the kid. The guy who just lost Vooch placed $3 on him. It is a good day.

        Just an awful week for me. I don’t ever recall Gordon and Capela playing a single game. While Mitchell only played once, and James Johnson played a grand total of 13 mins if I’m not mistaken. And the Spurs and Kawhi are still a pain in the ass. Truly disgusting! Ha!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @I just wanna Kawhi: I don’t think there’s robbing in fantasy. Unless you hack into their account and click accept for them.

          Good get on Bell. You know what time it is:
          https://youtu.be/h4UqMyldS7Q

          Ha! In the spirit of the holidays, Ba Humbug!!!

          • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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            @Son:

            Ugh, guess I have to pay a lot more to land him! He’s just my favorite player right now since Nash retired. Lol

            And by the way, what the f is wrong with the Heat? Brought back JJ a little too early resulting with him aggravating is injury!!!! Stupid heat

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @I just wanna Kawhi: Ha! Why didn’t you draft him? Could’ve selected him instead of Kawhi. 🙂

              I hear you. I never understand why teams bring back players too soon. Should just go Spurs style. Wanna Kawhi some more? 🙂

              • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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                @Son:

                Guess I’m kawhing until I trade his ass. Buhuhu LMAO

                • Son

                  Son says:
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                  @I just wanna Kawhi: Ha! You know I’m only here for the tilt

                  • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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                    @Son:

                    I’m steaming!! Ha But would you do Kawhi & Rubio for either Lillard or CP3 right now?

  13. Jake says:
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    Should I drop hill or Crabbe for wilson Chandler?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Jake: I’d be good with either

  14. B says:
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    What’s up Son,

    ROS in a vacuum. Thx

    Ntikala
    McConnell
    Deleon Wright
    Lance Stephenson

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @B: Frenchise

  15. I just wanna Kawhi says:
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    Son, in the second league that I joined in someone just dropped Vucevic, worth a claim right now? I do have the #1 priority so I have a 100% of nabbing him.

    Marc Gasol
    Wall
    Oladipo
    Bazemore
    Batum
    Ariza
    Collison
    Collins
    Love
    Gobert, IR
    Harris
    Aaron Gordon

    As you can I see I got a plethora of bigs but Gordon and Gobert are both already injured. I think I do have someone to cut–Collison. The problem is he’s my only other point guard. I could trade him and another 1 for a 2 for 1 deal to make room for Vooch but I’m playing with a bunch of brainless and envious league mates who wouldn’t let any trade to go through, so trading isn’t an option. What do you think

    • Son

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      @I just wanna Kawhi: I don’t think Vuc is worth it. He’s out for a few months minimum. I don’t think there would be too much motivation to play him the rest of the season.

      • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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        @Son:

        True, I’m looking at that angle too, wherein the Magic focuses on the young kids down the stretch.

  16. Jake says:
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    Would u trade love and ryno for Kyrie?

    Team is towns, Mitchell, brolo, abradley, kawhi, WCS, prince, ryno, love, Collins, Warren, rivers, Crabbe, hill

    I win boards every week by a decent margin so I thought I’d bolster other categories.

    • Son

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      @Jake: Im good with it

  17. Renz says:
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    Hey son!

    What’s up? Been busy lately and was only do catch-ups on the articles today lol

    I’ve been offered in my other league, 12 man 9 cat.

    For my Capella + Jaylen for his Wall + Pau Gasol

    My team:
    Joker, CP3, Middleton, Capela, Rubio, Porter, Murray, Prince, Jaylen, Eric G, Kanter, Teodosic and Biyombo

    Should I take it? I’m having second thoughts because I already have CP3, Joker, Rubio and Teodosic for my ast guys, but Wall + Gasol is not a bad offer for Capella and Jaylen tho haha.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Renz: I think I’d rather have the Wall/Gasol side

      • Renz says:
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        @Son:

        Aight Son! Thank you so much!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Renz: Ha! Anytime! Missed you my man. Don’t be stranger danger

          • Renz says:
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            @Son:

            Just have to deal with adulting stuff haha! I’ll keep in touch and that’s for sure! Hope you had a good holidays with your family!

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @Renz: Ha! I hear you. I’m right there with you. Thanks Renz! Hope the same for you as well.

  18. Ben says:
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    Son,

    Would you rather have Porzingis or Tyreke Evans and Jonathan Simmons for the rest of the season?

    Porzingis or Tyreke, J. Simmons, and Batum?

    Thanks.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Zinger

      • Ben says:
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        @Son: Thanks Son.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Ben: Anytime

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