Last year, I think Jonas Valanciunas might have won the “most annoying player for JB” award.  Eh, Jeff Green was up there too…  But we’ve got a clear front-runner for 14-15!

If you had money on Brandon Jennings racking up the first double dimebag of the season, then all praise be onto you!  Great game against the Magic, as he gashed their “defense” for a 24/0/21/0/0 line.  Pretty empty to me, only two cats in there!  First 20-assist game this season, doubling up the dimebags and making BJ’s value as high as Katt Williams.  You’re probably looking like this as a Jennings owner right now!  He’s only the 4th guy to put up a 20/20 game since 2000, and I guess all my sell Jennings high hooblah is looking a little dumb now…  I still think if you can get one of the higher-tier guys like a Jeff Teague you have to do it, but otherwise I guess it’s a strong hold and ride the wave.  Upside of two dimebags on any given night?!  That’s a friend you need to keep for life!  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy basketball action:

Jerami Grant What in tarnation!?  Grant with 8 blocks last night in the Tank Bowl, with 3 of them on 3-point attempts.  Hey, Timmy J, take a quick scan before you launch those 3s!  Grant’s actually been a solid source of blocks for the deeper leagues, at 0.8 in 17 MPG and had 11 blocks the previous 8 games.  BlockNOF!  Doesn’t sound as good…

Michael Carter-Williams Here’s what you’re hoping for!  The 10-26 FG is no fun, but 7-8 FT in a 27/6/7/5/0 line is nasty!  Hopefully you can bear the highs and lows.

Furkan Aldemir – Started for Nerlens Noel, who sat with illness.  Down with the sickness!  Aldemir couldn’t do anything.

Robert Covington Man, he looks great out there.  Rotoworld put out an update that teams are trying to get him, and the Sixers for once look like they wanna hold someone.  17/3/4/1/2 last night with three treys.  Played some great D on Carmelo Anthony too, but Melo got some ridiculous “star player” calls.

Langston Galloway Keepin’ the good times rollin’!  11/7/4/2/1 with a trey, and got lucky to not have a TO.  Telegraphed a lot of passes like he was Graham Bell!  Droppin’ history reference lately!  He’s in the 12-team discussion, but I’m not all-in yet.  Stock is still rising as he handled a few minutes as the only PG and played the 2nd most minutes (34) behind Melo.

Enes Kanter Feeling the pressure!  There’s a giant Frenchman on his back!  24/17/1/1/0 in 33 minutes while Rudy Gobert only played 20 minutes off the bench.  Gobert had a little foul trouble, and Kanter won’t be this kind of force most of the time.  No need to to move on from the Goby desert.

Trey Burke The pendulum swings from good to bad just like that!  Awful last night labradoodling 1-10 FG for 2/2/2/2/0.

Timofey Mozgov Seems like I’ve been uber-dismissive of Healthcare.Mozgov, but Tine Fey went 16/11 with two swats last night, after 15/15 with two swats last Monday.  40 minutes last night too!  Minutes climbing, boards and blocks are there, yeah he should probably be owned in more leagues.

James Ennis An Ennis sighting!  28 minutes last night for 8/7/0/1/1, yet Slim still had to watch his Heat lose while not giving up 80 points.  Ennis was +4, not his fault!

Cody Zeller Hornets rebounded like it was going out of style!  6/12/6/0/2 for CZ, with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist pulling down 14, Bismack Biyombo ripping down 12, and Al Jefferson off the bench in 19 minutes having a 12/4/1/1/2 line.  56 boards for the Hornets!  Heat sure missed Hassan Whiteside

DeMarre Carroll Treys and steals!  It’s like Ocean’s 11 at a K&W.  17/2/4/4/0 with three treys.

Roy Hibbert – Well, we’ve seen a few bad blips this year, but we’ve yet to get Full Collapse.  It’s not Thursday!  Emo jokes!  4/1/0/0/1 in only 20 minutes.

C.J. Miles Led the Pacers in shots and points off the bench in 27 minutes.  7-15 FG (2-8 3PTM) for 18/3/2/1/0.  ThrAGNOF!

Kyle O’Quinn Finally rocking out with his KOQ out!  12/1/1/0/3 in 14 minutes.  Hit 6-9 from the floor, and maybe he can re-insert his initials back into the line-up.

Tobias Harris Returned from his ankle injury for 19/5/1/0/0 on 7-15 shooting.  The Magic starting line-up is about to lose its Devyn Marbles!

Greg Monroe Playing like a manbeast out there.  24/10/4/0/1 last night, and it’s the first game in the past 6 he didn’t log at least something in all 5 counting stats.  Get more steals, Monroe!  And did all that in 25 minutes…  I don’t know if there’s ever been a more Dr. Jekyll Mr. Hyde team than the Pistons before and after Josh Smith…  Even…

Kyle Singer – …a schlub like Singler is posting some decent lines, hitting 4 treys yesterday!

Andre Drummond Well, put your fears to rest!  Had a little rough stretch, then the boards came back but with a few 0-fer blocks games recently, but a monster 26/17/1/4/3 line last night.  And hit 6-8 FT!  Might have been the best game of his life with those FT…

Anthony Davis Browback!  That’s how to ride your studs…  Man, that sounded way wrong!  29/8/1/3/4 on 11-18 FG and 7-8 FT.  Good to see he can roll even without…

Jrue Holiday …for probably the next month.  Ughhhhhhh.  With extra phlegm!  Out 2-4 weeks with another stress reaction in his lower leg, and it sounds nearly identical to his broken leg situation last year.  Holiday should go on a milk diet, eating nothing but dairy through the offseason.  Get those bones hardened up!

Eric Gordon Sure Tyreke Evans is probably the “real” PG, but what the hell is Gordon doing racking up a dimebag?!  17/5/10 for Gordon with Evans at 19/4/4.  I think the oddest thing is Gordon was a +26 to only +2 for Evans.  So a good bit of minutes with only one of the two out there…  Kinda… ugh…. I’m trying to make myself say it!  Kinda…  Makes me like Eric Gordon……..?  Ughhhhhh!  More phlegm!

Kobe Bryant – Yes, still in the NBA…  14/7/2/0/1 with 4 TO on 6-14 shooting.  All-in-all, not the worst game!  But he had Eric Gordon on him!  “wait, JB, didn’t you just say you kinda like Gordon now?”  “Can it, you non-skimmer reader you!”

Chandler Parsons Love the 22 Pts and 4 treys, but where’s the beef?!  22/2/2/0/1, but in his defense he only played 26 minutes against an atrocious Wolves team…

Rajon Rondo Well, any game he doesn’t take a FT should be considered a good game!  9/1/3/0/0 with 2 TO.  I retract that first sentence…

J.J. Barea Rondo owners are like, “Are you friggin’ kiddin’ me?!”  Barea gets a dimebag off the bench for a 7/2/10 line.  10 assists to 3 for Rondo, hmmmm.  There was some junk time factor in that, but still annoying.

Dwight Powell You know, he’s a little undersized for a C and not quite a PF, but I think he’s an interesting player to monitor.  Welcome to the party, Powell!  6/10/1/0/0 on 3-3 FG, and while it would take injuries to Dirk Nowitzki or Tyson Chandler for much to happen, as those guys get sat with DNPs later in the year, Powell could be a nice streamer/cheap daily play.

Thaddeus Young Quick, guess who led the Wolves in AST last night?!  Oh crap, Daily Notes format kinda gave that away…  14/11/6 and can’t wait to be traded…

Mo Williams – Remember when he scored 52?  Then remember when he shot 2-12 last night?  Shizz is crazy!  28 points his last three games, barely half of that one game a week ago.  Can’t wait to be traded either…

Nikola Pekovic – Returned!  Out since mid-November which seems like a lifetime ago, Pek did what Pek do for 14/4/0/0/0 off the bench on 5-11 FG and 4-4 FT in 23 minutes.  Looked good out there!  But I think Gorgui Dieng is still a must-own and Pek is pretty far down the… wait for it… Peking order!  Although that just reminds me of Peking Duck.  Maybe on bad games I’ll call Pek, “Peking Duck”!

Russell Westbrook What a monster.  32/8/8 and a game-winning layup.

Kevin Durant What a monster.  34/7/3 with 4 treys and 10-11 FT and a “DC doesn’t want KD anymore after this game” performance.

Steven Adams Whoa, hitting that glass like a Coloradoan!  I think that’s gonna become a catch phrase… 6/20/2/0/2 in a shocking 39 minutes.  Sure some OT minutes in there, but a lot had to do with how much he was pestering Nene and Marcin Gortat.  Became their annoying friend they couldn’t get rid of!

Serge Ibaka Another ughhhhhhh!  7/5/1/0/0, yes no blocks, in back-to-back duds.  He was on a pretty good roll the previous 5 games, so not panicking over anything yet…

Bradley Beal Somebody close the window!  5-21 FG.  Eh, he’ll be fine.

Jeff Green Welcome to the starting 5!  And Green owners are like, “Now go back to the bench!”  6/2/1/0/1 on 2-6 shooting in only 26 minutes, with a smidge of foul trouble in there.  I’m as anti-Jeff Green as it gets if you didn’t read the open, so I’m not expecting any sort of consistency, starting or not.

DeMar DeRozan Another cold game hitting only 2-11 from the field, making him 2-20 with 6 total points the past two games.  It’s never this cold for a Canadian!  Buy low time!

Lou Williams That Lou is oh, so sweet!  21/3/2 with two treys, and keeping up the high-volume FT shooting for 7-7 at the stripe last night.  “DeRozan ain’t ever hold me back!”

Nicolas Batum See, he complains about his wrist, there’s even further furor and panic, then he goes out and has his best game of the year…  27/10/5/0/1 on 9-15 shooting, with the big 6-8 3PTM.  Wrist must be fine today!  It’s kinda like the old lady from Happy Gilmore.  “My fingers hurt!”  Well, Batum, now your back is gonna hurt because you have to carry this team while LaMarcus Aldridge is out!  Suck it up!

Dorell Wright – Took said hurt-Aldridge’s spot and went 15/3/5/2/0 with three treys.  35 minutes too!  Short-term ThrAGNOF?  Sure!

Meyers Leonard A buzzy add when L.A. went down, and didn’t score last night in 19 minutes.  Did grab 8 boards, but it’s looking like Portland is going with The Wright Stuff.

P.J. Tucker In the name of multi-cat!  3/13/5/4/1 in 34 minutes, only taking 3 shots.  Knowing your role!

Eric Bledsoe The game’s MVP against the Blazers in a goodun.  33/10/6/3/0 on 11-22 FG and 10-15 FT.  Career-high!  But hit those FT!  Big game from E Bled.

Isaiah Thomas Also hit it big for 27/3/4 with no TO on 11-16 from the field.  Offensive fireworks last night!  Side note, “offensive fireworks” I could see selling pretty well in South Carolina for an out-of-the-box idea…  Shark Tank here I come!

Brook Lopez Playing like it’s 2007!  22/6/3/1/6 in a dominant game against the Kings.  This performance screams “Sell me!  Sell me!”  Both to the Nets and Brolo owners.

Mason Plumlee Racked up 4 fouls in 11 minutes.  In deeper leagues, it’s time to pounce on Prof. Plum with Brolo playing this well and easier for the Nets to trade.

Jarrett Jack “Wahhhhhhh, I’m Slim!”  Because Jack had 2 steals AND a three last night!  Haha, I keed Slim, but I think being a big Jack pusher has paid off with another solid 16/4/8/2/0 line last night.

Rudy Gay Gay and DeMarcus Cousins are trying to make this a winning team, but it ain’t happenin’!  Gay for 25/8/6/1/1 and doing his consistnet thang while amping up a couple AST and the TO down a tad.  Having a nice year when healthy.

Stephen Curry Stephen mad!  Stephen push PBev!  Stephen no likey Ariza chippy!

Andrew Bogut – Manhandled Dwight.  Just manhandled him!  9/10/1/1/5 in 22 great minutes.  And even though David Lee brought nothing to the table defensively (in the highlights I saw), still had a good line of 9/10/3/3/1.  While those are both usable numbers in all leagues, I’m still not buying any consistency from the Warriors C rotation.

#OccupyDraymondGreen – I said it on the Pod yesterday!  That before this game, the buy-low window would slam shut!  Well, maybe it didn’t slam, but back on track for 18/6/2/1/1 with 3 treys and most importantly, 33 minutes.  Hey Kerr, let’s give some other teams a chance out there!  No more blowouts!

Dwight Howard Manhandled!  Bogut has man hands!  7/11/0/1/0 for D12, with 5 TO and 1-2 FT.  Wow.  Did have 5 fouls in 24 minutes, but guess how many games it’s been since Dwight had a multi-block outing?  Seriously guess out loud!  Answer at the bottom of the article…

Corey Brewer – Was the Rockets best player who is clean shaven…  20/6/3/1/0 on 6-13 FG (2-5 3PTM 6-7 FT).  There was a little mini-lull, but had three 3-steal games over a span of four, and now a little scoring love.  A tad underrated.

 

Streamers/Cheap Daily League Picks:

Zaza Pachulia (17% owned) – I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions that Kanter is an awful defender, and if Snyder keeps wanting to ride-her, then it’s Zaza to the rescue!  Playing solid minutes, chipping in some out-of-position dimes, I think he has a nice one against the Jazz.

Dorell Wright (2% owned) – Why not?  Had a nice game yesterday as mentioned above, it’s against a lowly-Celtics team, and the Blazers probably won’t be able to run away with it as it’s a travel game and a back-to-back.  So I think it stays close enough to where Stotts keeps his starters out there and we get another 30 minute game.

 

I hope everyone’s teams had a solid full slate Wednesday, and we’ll catch ya tomorrow!

 

Answer: 18 games!  Crazy, right?!  And only 11 total in that span.  Yikes!

  1. Wen says:
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    Hi JB, who has the better ROS value? J.R. Smith, Wilson Chandler or Ersan Ilyasova? Thank you.

    • Slim

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      @Wen: I’m putting Wilson Chandler last. His steals/blocks are non-existent and he isn’t much of an assist guy, plus low FG%. Bleh. I imagine JR Smith goes ahead of Ilyasova but I could see that flipping after another game or 2. Biggest issues are that JR Smith has a poor playoff schedule and Ilyasova hasn’t been able to stay healthy in years. If I was gambling on one I would gamble on Ilyasova, but if I was desperate for 3s now then I would go with JR.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Wen: Wow, Slim hates Wilson Chandler! I hate JR Smith… So there’s that. I’m sticking with Chandler, Ily, Smith. A trade could really hurt Chandler though

  2. Mari says:
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    Greetings JB,

    Isaiah Thomas is a free agent in my league. Would it be a good move to drop George Hill for him?

    Also, Elfrid is available in my other league… should I drop George Hill there, too, and get Elfie?

    I’m looking to drop a guard in exchange for a better one,

    Thank you!

    • Slim

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      @Mari: I would do both of those moves. I don’t think we can trust GHill to stay healthy and the Pacers have no reason to play him big minutes if/when he returns. Maybe they do, I just kind of doubt it.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Mari: Sure, yeah I’m with Slim I’m making both. Any time!

  3. Dante Green says:
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    That nice

    • Dante Green says:
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      Oops, stupid browser!

      That nice game by nic batum came out of nowhere! Haha

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @Dante Green: Yeah… a bit out of nowhere. He did shed the wrist brace the other day so maybe there’s more to come.

        • Dante Green says:
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          @Slim: i hope so, been benching him for awhile now! Damn Slim I can’t stomach hibbert’s inconsistency any longer, would package him in a deal with MCW for a CONSISTENT pf/c. Who to target tho? Dirk faried and whiteside are my only bigs. Sfs are KD batum and parsons(KD is rebouding pretty good!). I’m kinda punting that cat but i would at least want to be competitive! An owner already expressed an interest in acquiring my MCW for his Favors straight up but I kinda feel like I’m robbing him, but if it’s hibbert+mcw for his favors i know i’m giving away too much?

          • Slim

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            @Dante Green: I like the idea for sure. MCW for Favors straight up isn’t that crazy, especially if the guy is punting a percent or TOs. If you want to aim higher then maybe both MCW/Hibbert for either Al Jefferson or Chris Bosh. I think it’s worth a feeler if nothing else.

            • Dante Green says:
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              @Slim: thanks slim! Lovin your advice!

  4. VamosErik88 says:
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    Hi JB it’s always a pleasure reading your posts…. I can say I became addicted to these XD
    Thanks to the moves I made (thanks also to your precious advice) my team is now rolling on a 6-games winning streak (we’re over .500 for the 1st time in the season!!) and cruising into Play-Off territory.
    Now since I’m addicted also to make trades (as you may have understood XD) I’m looking to make 2 more moves to improve my team, with the outlook both on this and the next season (mainly), before the trade deadline (20th Feb).
    With my “Young Fellaz Rule” policy in mind I already moved Parsons to get Jabari Parker (Injury concern but pairing him with Wiggins looks exciting!!).
    Now I’m thinking about:
    GIVE Robert Covington –> GET Giannis “the Greek Freak” Antetokoumpo
    GIVE Tyreke Evans –> GET Tobias Harris
    What do you think of these moves?
    Please note that all the 4 have a yearly contract and will be RFA next season. I’m thinking about these moves since I want to make a team of young talents and so I’d prefer to have a RFA option on Giannis and Harris rather than on Tyreke and Covington…

    • Slim

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      @VamosErik88: If you can get either of those I think you’re robbing them blind. Tyreke for Tobias feels much closer than Covington for Giannis. I wish I could get Antetok in a dynasty. I think in a dynasty he’s borderline top 25.

      • VamosErik88 says:
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        @Slim:
        Wow cool man! I was convinced these were good moves now I’m even more!
        I’ll keep both you an JB posted on the exits in the next days 😉

        • JB Gilpin

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          @VamosErik88: Awesome, thanks so much for reading man!

          I’m with Slim, I like both of those, but the Evans one is really really close since the Pelicans might be without Jrue Holiday for a long long time. But Evans is older and long-term def want Tobias. Good luck man!

  5. Guidedbyvoices says:
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    Jb….10tm h2h stndrd cats….

    I have Rubio coming back and I need a big man.What do you think about giving up Jennings for Drummond?

    • Slim

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      @Guidedbyvoices: You can try but those Drummond owners sure do love their Drummond. But if there was ever a time Jennings might net you a top 50 guy now’s the time.

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      @Guidedbyvoices: Agree, hope it works man I’d def take Drummo!

  6. Slim

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    What are you doing giving away Dwight Powell to our REL league mates? I kid of course… I almost dropped Marvin Williams for him last week but Marvin played well on Sunday so I passed. I wish Powell shot more 3s but I do really like his skill set.

    I’m still unimpressed with Jack. As a starter…
    46.3/86.0/0.5/15.2/3.7/6.2/1.2/0.4/3.3 :35min
    Borderline top 100 I guess but I feel pretty confident this is his ceiling.

    I like Jerami Grant but I don’t think he’ll ever be much of a scorer and he’s a pretty bad FT shooter, but he’s a solid steals/blocks guy. He kinda screams career bench player to me (Chris Singleton like) but he’s a young guy, lots of room to grow.

    Corey Brewer is a top 100 guy and per rankings is actually better in less minutes with the Rockets. My best REL draft pick this year. ($6) Him and my $5 Tucker are holding down the SF spot much better than I thought they would. So many steals!

    Langston Galloway looks OK. Streamable if nothing else. I’m not calling him a PG but I kind of forget the triangle offense doesn’t use a PG. If he can stay at 3-4 assists per game he’s going to be pretty darn useful considering the solid 3s and low TOs. It’s tough to say he’s a lock for 35 min for the season but considering we’re talking about the Knicks I wouldn’t bet against it.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Slim: I like Powell’s skill set too, so maybe I shoulda thrown $0 at him at some point… Oh well.

      I don’t think that’s really his ceiling, some 3s will fall, but he’s low-upside. But consistent!

      Whoa, Chris Singleton?! Jerami knock! Yeah I’m not a huge fan either.

      I had Brewer for cheaper last year! I like Brewer a lot. Wish I still had him

      Galloway FTW! REL trade??????? Conley?????????

  7. Chris says:
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    Hello JB,

    Good morning.

    Would you trade Ibaka for Carmelo Anthony?

    Thanks,
    Chris

    • Slim

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      @Chris: Not a chance. I do not believe Melo finishes the year. I know Ibaka has been brutal the past few but I would be looking or someone a bit more trustworthy to help me come playoff time.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Chris: Morning man! Yeah Melo gonna sit out the end of the year makes it too hard to give up Ibaka for him

  8. pickleball says:
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    isiaah thomas or olodipo

    dirk and batum or marc gasol?

    would you trade gorgui for monroe?

    • Slim

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      @pickleball: Oladipo for sure. Should be far more consistent.

      I’ll take Gasol. Dirk is going to get games off and maybe Batum is coming around but nothing like what Marc Gasol is doing. There is a loss of some 3s so I imagine that’s where you would go with the open roster spot.

      Gorgui vs Monroe… Blocks vs Points. I’m thinking this is team dependent and if I felt good about my blocks I would go for it.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @pickleball: Oladipo for me too. Ehhhh, probably Gasol but depends on the league. Deeper league I’d want the depth. Agree with Slim on the last one, depends on needs. Vacuum I’d prob take Monroe

  9. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    I’ve got Oladipo in a few leagues. Been on fire lately, but of course the playoff sched starts to loom in my mind.

    Got offered MCW. Yuck.
    Thinking about countering for maybe Dragic?

    Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Slim

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      @J: The Suns (3/3/3) aren’t too much better than the Magics (4/2/3) schedule. I think I like Oladipo more. MCWs (4/4/4) is interesting but I’m not sure I want 4 games of him destroying my percents and TOs… I assume you want assists back so maybe Collison (4/3/4) or Knight (4/3/4) might work.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @J: Hah, it’s funny you mention both of those, I brought both of those up for trades with Oladipo on the podcast we just recorded! I think I would take Dragic, I’m with Slim in that I’d take Collison or Knight, MCW I probably would take too if you can handle the ratios

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    always a fun read after a heavy slate of games.

    what do you think of Marcus Smart ROS? Do you like Bevereley more than him for Friday?

    also do you have any tips on finding out of position assists?

    • Slim

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      @dom: Somewhat comparable. Smart does seem to be coming around, I think he has more upside than Beverley just because PBev gets lost in the offense in Houston. Assists definitely favor Smart and I really like how his TOs have been so low recently. Top 100? I think so… Top 50? I doubt it, FG% will keep that from happening.

      For Friday… PBev @PHO, Smart @POR… I think I would hold onto Smart to see if he continues to improve.

      Only a handful of guys give decent out of position assists. It isn’t usually found in the free agent list. So, probably have to look into a trade.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @dom: Thanks so much man, thanks for reading! Ehhh, I’m not huge on Smart until they start lettig him drive. He’s only taking 3s! Slim likes him more than me. I’d prob play P Bev, Beldsoe turns it over sooooo much.

      IN a lesser sense, there’s some out of position AST to be found, you can look at usage rates, but I’m not too huge on that stat. Sort player list by SF/PF/C and sort by assists on those player pages can help. A guy like Zaza helps with some C diming

  11. Free Jamba! says:
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    Good morning!
    I want to secure my steals this week, would you drop Nurkic, Whiteside, or RobCov for PJ Tucker?

    • Slim

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      @Free Jamba!: Definitely not Covington. In a 12er whoever you drop will get picked up. If you feel good about boards/blocks/FG% then I guess Whiteside but honestly I think I might just take the category loss for the week instead of dropping any of these guys.

      • Free Jamba! says:
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        @Slim: Yeah… I know for a fact that if I drop any of those guys they’ll get swooped up, since we’re in a 12er dynasty league. We play one win instead of CAT wins though.

        • Free Jamba! says:
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          @Free Jamba!: On a side note, what are you guys’ opinions on having one spot open for streaming? I’ve been using my spots to hold high upside players like Nurkic, MaPlumlee(brolo trade), Whiteside

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Free Jamba!: Yeah I’m with Slim, I’m not dropping any of those guys.

            I def like to have a streaming spot, especially in leagues where you can make unlimited moves. That said, if I like all my guys I’m happy to sacrifice it. Free the Jamba Jus indeed!

            • YOho says:
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              @JB Gilpin: Apparently he’s dealing with a sore back, didn’t practice today but will play tomorrow. Also Mcgee practice and questionable for Friday… Nurkic still a strong hold? Would this drop his mins down to around 20-22 per game?

              • JB Gilpin

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                @YOho: Ehhhh, I might take off “strong” but still a hold

  12. RePete says:
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    I just traded Jennings away for Rondo yesterday before the double dimebag game. I thought I’d sell high and buy low since I don’t really need the 3pt and PTS and he hurts the FG% and TO. I’m also punting FT% since I have DeAndre, Prof Plum, and Dummond, so Rondo was an obvious target of mine. I think he’ll turn it around as he builds more chemistry and the achilles heals. Did I make the right move? (12-team H2H league)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @RePete: Yup I still like the move. It’s very very close at this point though. Since you can handle ROndo’s 0-2/0-4 FT he has every now and then, i like it for ya

  13. jcg says:
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    I was offered Lowry and Jennings for my Cousins. I can’t do that right?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @jcg: Ehhhh prob not. If you need PG though! Def interesting

  14. patrick says:
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    hey hey hey

    trying to get rid of Oladipo like a prom night dumpster baby but my league is catching on to his playoff schedule. how low do you think i should go for a good schedule?

    also quickly offered MCW for jrue holiday after his injury news, hopefully he’ll bite. or should i be more wary trying to acquire jrue?

    gracias

    • JB Gilpin

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      @patrick: Haha poor prom night dumpster babies… Now’s the time to try and sell. I think he regresses too with Tobias back.

      I’m very very wary of Jrue. Could be another season-long shutdown. I would probably retract that offer, but then again I like MCW more than most 🙂

      • patrick says:
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        @JB Gilpin: do you think i should sell oladipo for lower than top 75? yeah he had a good last game with tobias with limited minutes but his numbers are going down for sure i think

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          @patrick: Depends on who the player is but I’d likely want someone better than that

  15. Brow says:
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    Was offered Teague for my Pau straight up. My other PGs are Lowry/Dragic/Elfrid, my other bigs are Brow/Favors/Mason Plumlee/Jordan Hill/Pek; definitely need PG more positionally. Think it’s a pretty fair win-win deal but not sure about pulling the trigger; thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Brow: I’m with yeah, it helps both teams and I think is good for you. Brow anchoring you makes Pau a little more expendable, plus Pau is kinda old.

  16. NimsheyPOBlo says:
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    JB, Can’t help but think the blowouts will continue and Dray’s minutes will often be in the 20s as GSW run away with the west. Holding tight in my Cat league, but thinking of selling in my points league. What do you think about Dray and Jennings for Zach Randolph and Kyrie Irving?

    Also, you think Horford’s assists will keep? Making up for the lack of boards; and he’s had four very solid lines since that scripted Trip-Dub.

    Thanks as always!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @NimsheyPOBlo: I’m not ready to sell Dray high, but it is a concern… Points league is with the standard playoffs? Dray with a great playoff slate while Kyrie’s is league worst. I might hold.

      Haha the scripted trip dub indeed! Ehhh, maybe they come down a smidge, but he’s a good passer. Mostly a worry Hawks start benching guys, he’s towards the top of the list with his major injuries last few years…. Any time!

  17. tom says:
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    Good after noon guys I’m in a h2h 12 team 9 cat no to’s bench spots would you drop mo williams for either, m smart, ersan I or langston Galloway ?… ? thank you for the response

    • JB Gilpin

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      @tom: Afternoon man, ummm yeah I think mo is droppable with Rubio around the corner. Leaning SMart

      • tom says:
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        @JB Gilpin: figures I had smart 2 weeks ago figured i could let him be for a bit and he just got snagged so ersan or galloway just looking for over all cats nothing in specific. Danm I’m pissed i didn’t regrab smart.

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          @tom: Oh man yeah that sucks… I’ll lean Ersan, but I do like Galloway too

  18. Bye Felicia says:
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    Figures I bench Batum for Kevin Martin (supposedly was playing) DNP, missed the 6 treys from Batum. Ouch!
    I hope Lowry isn’t out with a finger ailment, already lost Jru so losing another PG will really hurt me in Assists. Also Jennings has these career games when I face the team that owns him. It never fails… I’m punting assists this week now. LOL

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Bye Felicia: oh yeah… Started rambling & forgot to ask:
      Boogie,Lowry, Wiggins for Curry & Bosh, or Vuc
      Am I giving up a tad too much? He rejected the Knight,Lowry,Wiggins for Curry & Bosh. Thanks Hombre

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Bye Felicia: Oh damn man! Batum finally breaking out…

        Ugh, yeah I hate when you’re against those tough matchups. Sometimes theres some bad luck to H2H, but I still like it as my fav hoops format.

        Wow, yeah that’s a heavy deal. Ya know, I still like it for either one with Curry by far the best in the deal. I don’t think Bosh or Vuc isn’t too too much of a downgrade from Cousins since the TO. Losing Wiggins hurts though… Vuc with a bad playoff sched makes me think not him

        • Bye Felicia says:
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          @JB Gilpin: offered Millsap Lowry Knight for Curry & Bosh. Hopefully he takes it. My team would be KD,Boogie,Curry,Bosh,Tobias,Jru,Matthews,Green,Gorgi,Gobert,Covington,Jack, Wiggins, And a stream spot. Good move eh? (If he takes it!)

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          @JB Gilpin: Also offered Boogie, Lowry, Tobias for Curry Bosh. At this point I just want him to accept either LOL. I want those 4/4/4 schedules. I’m 106-38 so making the playoffs isn’t an issue. I just want to pair Curry with KD

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Bye Felicia: Yeah KD + Curry in the playoff is unfair!

  19. Shaft says:
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    With the Kobe news, time to #Swagify my team and add my main man Mr. Igloo Azalea (Nick Young)?

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      @Shaft: also would giving up favors for ibaka be a silly move?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Shaft: Hahaha, sure yeah Swaggy should get as many shots as he can handle… Nah, I like them both still, you trade boards for 3s more or less, maybe giving up a couple points too, but gain in FT%

  20. Clos says:
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    Jb whuddup whuddup!? You’re right it’s cold in Canada man.. Watching the raps play like this is making it even worse. Feel like demar is gonna step it up again.. My fg% already sucks.. Probably the worst in the league but I’m in 1st so F it. Never thought the guy would go for this but ended up trading Pbev for demar!
    Team is gonna look like this..
    Paul
    Jack
    Knight
    Colly
    Demar
    Covington
    Aldridge
    Draymond green
    Markeiff
    Dmc
    Marc gasol
    Favors
    Len
    Seems like with that trade my team got a whole lot better once demar starts playing like he usually does.. Fg% is gonna suck but it already does.
    What do you think?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Clos: Nice team 🙂

      • Clos says:
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        @Bye Felicia: thanks man..just sent him len for Monroe.. He’s in last place by like 57 games or something and I think he’s just giving up so I’m trying to just send him my worst guys lol.. He went for PBev so let’s see if he goes for len

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Clos: What’s good man?! Yeah i can bet, it gets cold in north carolina! Nice, love it man! Huge trade. Haha and lets hope Moose can come to ya for len!

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      @Clos: damnn your team is solid as F

  21. Johnny says:
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    Sup JB.. got countered on a trade offer today, what do you think about IT2 and Tony Parker for Korver, Elfrid and Covington… (I’d be trading away Parker and IT2)

    As always, love the advice

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Johnny: Hey man, lovvvvvvvvvvve that deal! Parker is so risky, I like Elfird to continue to be useful, and Covington is for real

  22. Quintero says:
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    Is Ronnie Price the most intriguing LAL pickup out of this Kobe news? Nick Young and Lin are gone in my league while Ellington still there but I kinda feel Price has what it takes, am I crazy?

    In five game he started without Kobe since dec.7, he averaged 9.6/2.2/5.8/2/0 and totaled 7/20 – 3pts.

    Would you guys drop waiters for price? Thanks for sharing!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Quintero: Ehhhh I like Ellington more as “most intriguing”. Young is probably the biggest uptick. I’m just not a huge Ronnie Price guy, but as a gamble over Waiters? Sure. And would add him before Ellington, but Wayne is more intriguing to me.

  23. pickleball says:
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    call me crazy… but i own BOTH nowitzki and covington. i really dont see a huge difference in their fantasy game apart from elite percentages from dirk, but i dont think covington kills you (he can some nights 1-9 or whatever)

    covington also is more likely to get the other categories outside of rebounds (steals assists blocks) and he shoots more 3’s.

    i guess what i’m saying is, would you rather have covington at 3-4-4-4 in the playoffs or dirk at 2-4-3-3?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @pickleball: It’s def not crazy! I really, really like Covington but it’s still Dirk for me. Even at the cost of a game or two (and maybe a DNP)

  24. Know One says:
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    Would you rather have Ellington or Wes Johnson as replacement for Kobe? 🙁

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Know One: Haha, ummmm good one. I’ll lean Johnson for now, but Ellington has a lot more upside

  25. tom says:
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    12 team h2h 9 cat no to’s i’m not sure who is drunk but i was offered russ westbrook and kamen for MY MCW and tobias harris and I didn’t jump on it should I jump on this trampoline???

    • tom says:
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      @tom: this trade is on the board now, anyone and everyone i’ll take a consensus lol.. thx readers.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @tom: Haha yeah you’re def taking that. You get an elite guy in a 12er, especially no TO!

        • tom says:
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          @JB Gilpin: thx JB I took it just hope the commissioner isn’t a cock and denies it. thx brotha

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @tom: Any time man!

  26. Lasandro says:
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    Thoughts on Lowry and LBJ for my KD and filler (likely either Kieff or gobert)? 14 cat roto, as per usual. I know in a H2H, Cleveland has a crap end of season sched. But in a roto, I think the cavs have more games remaining than OKC. I def need the scoring and 3s and I’m wondering if I should ask for klay instead of Lowry.. I’ll still have Ty and Rubio running my point

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      @jb Gilpin: FYI bron plays 37 games from next week; KD at 38. Minimal dif.

      Kyle at 38 games and klay with 40. My bigs are trill, Pau, Drummond, serge (who’s been poo of late), draymond.. So Kieff or Rudy as that filler? Cheers!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Well it wouldn’t be Kieff… Gobert? Sure I think I’d do that one!

      • Lasandro says:
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        @jb Gilpin: who should I target as that second – Lowry or Thompson? Thinkin the elite wing stats from klay with the added d stats would supplant some of what I’d lose with KD. Lowry obviously ain’t no scrub

        Yeah it’d really only be between Kieff, Rudy and wiggins as my drops and Rudy’s ceiling is just so effing high. Guess you’re right tho – Kieff in a roto is solid

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Lasandro: Ugh yeah that’s a tough one… I’d lean Lowry most of the time, but if Rubio comes back at even 80% you’ll be fine in dimes. Just risky but I could see going Klay for needs.

          Gotta ride that Kieff!

  27. JONESING? says:
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    Would you drop matt barnes for terrence jones for ROS in a 12er? I’m itching to do this..

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JONESING?: Haha, nah I’m not Jones-ing. I just don’t see the role with Motiejunas playing decent enough, the Josh Smith signing… Too hard for minutes.

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