I love watching nature videos. Pandas eating bamboos and being clumsy are fun and appropriate for the kids, but I’m always fascinated by the rawness of animals mating, hunting, killing, and eating. As Old Dirty sang, “Ooh, baby, I like it raw.” Salmon swimming upstream to mate always hits home to me. That’s a lot of work to get it on. Now think about all the work you did to get it on. Exactly. That’s not my favorite part of the salmon expedition, though. That comes when the bears enter the brook and have a feast. They splash, dash, and mash as many salmon into their mouths and get their grub on. Which is exactly what Dillon Brooks did last night:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
31 4 2 0 0 3 5/7 9/16 8/8

For you enquiring minds, the 31 points weren’t a career high. Brooks dropped 36 back in 2017, so this is not foreign territory to him. Now, the minutes and production have been erratic this season. Beep. Boop. Bop. You know what’s not erratic and will deliver consistent results? The Stocktonator. Brooks has received over 30 minutes of run four times, but less than 25 minutes in the other three games. He’s scored in double figures four games, but failed to reach 10 points in three games. He also won’t contribute much outside of some boards and steals. With that said, he is starting for the Grizzlies, a team that is playing at a top 5 pace on offense. Down by the Brooks, it’s usually calm and serene, but every once in a while, Dillon will splash points like a bear feasting on salmon.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

 

Julius Randle

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 3 2 1 1 4 3/5 8/15 1/2

Well, then. The tres and stocks are a pleasant surprise. So is the field goal percentage, but where are the boards? I want to stab someone in the back now!!! Currently, Julius is outside the top 200 due to poor percentages, few stocks, and no tres. He’s not this bad, but he’s not as good as many were mental masturbating over in the preseason. Should be a solid source of points and boards.

Marcus Morris 

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 4 1 3 0 3 3/7 7/14 1/1

Markieff Morris

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 4 5 2 0 3 4/7 7/11 4/5

‘Twas the battle of the Morris twins, as the Pistons hosted the Knicks. The fantasy lines were similar. Duh!!! They are twins! What they should’ve done was play one-on-one an hour before the game started to settle it once and for all. Who is the best Morris in the land? Somebody is getting fired in the Pistons marketing department. Anyways, from a fantasy perspective, Marcus has been very good….like top 50 good. He ain’t that good, though, as he’s never finished higher than the 114th player in fantasy. When Blake Griffin returns to the lineup, Markieff will be relegated to the bench and will have more time to think about Marcus. He stinks anyways.

Mitchell Robinson

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

Only played eight minutes as he left the game early due to concussion symptoms. Mr. Robinson’s neighborhood has not been a pleasant place to visit this season. Part of it is due to getting Fizdale’d, but he’s also been Knick’d up quite a bit. Bobby Portis would likely start if Mr. Robinson’s neighborhood is closed to the public.

Frank Ntilikina

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

Got the start and played 39 minutes! It’s happ……not so fast. He can get Fizdale’d at any moment and will likely get sent to the corner when Elfrid Payton and Dennis Smith Jr. return to action.

Tony Snell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 1 2 1 0 0 6/6 9/9 0

The Snell was so pungent and fragrant last night! It usually Snells like doo doo, so enjoy this performance. There’s a reason that outliers is a word in the dictionary.

Andre Drummond

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 12 7 1 0 4 0 12/16 3/4

I’ll be honest. If I don’t see 20 points and 20 rebounds in Drummond’s stat box, my day doesn’t feel right. Stupid Snell. If he shoots 1-for-8 like he normally does, then…..

Rui Hachimura

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

Played 21 minutes. Since a blistering start to the season, Rui has played an average of 19.5 minutes over the past three games and shot 38.9% from the field with 8 points per game. Hachimura needs to happen, as Rui has returned to his shell. Get up! Get out! As the season progresses, he should get better and play a ton of minutes because the Wizards will suck. He will likely only be a point and boards guy, though.

Thomas Bryant

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 11 2 0 0 1 1/2 6/10 7/7

Thomas keeps chugging along. Choo chooooo!!!

Bradley Beal

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 5 5 0 0 3 1/12 12/29 5/5

Damn! A 50-burger was within sight. If only he could connect from downtown. Beal is currently a top 50 player, but fear not. The poor shooting is the only thing holding him back. He’s sporting a usage rate of 33.8 so he’s going to get his and make those who ordered the Beal very happy.

C. J. Miles

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 2 3 0 2 0 3/6 6/11 0

Played 23 minutes off the bench and was the main scoring option for the second unit. If you are hunting for tres and points, just go a few Miles and you’ll find what you were looking for.

Domantas Sabonis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 17 7 2 1 4 0 4/11 5/6

Arvydas would be proud. Except for the fouling out part, but whatever. If you ain’t fouling, you ain’t trying. Myles Turner missed another game, so Sabonis was the main guy down low. The points and boards are his foundation, but he does dish out a nice amount of dimes for a big man. As for the stocks, don’t count on them nightly, but he will provide a little something something in those departments.

JaKarr Sampson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 6 1 2 1 0 0/3 7/12 0

Got the start and played 24 minutes. I’d be interested if his name was Ralph, but unfortunately he plays more like Jar Jar Binks. Once Myles returns, Jar Jar will be relegated back to the bench.

Malcolm Brogdon

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 3 13 1 0 2 1/3 3/14 5/5

Brogdon is third in the Association with 9.4 dimes dished a game. Third! Yo, Milwaukee. You done F’d up.

Aaron Holiday

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 2 1 0 0 0 3/5 7/10 1/1

Got the start and played 31 minutes because Jeremy Lamb was not able to play. The Pacers love Holiday because he’s a professional getter of buckets. His time is not now, though.

Doug McDermott

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 7 4 1 0 1 4/6 6/10 3/3

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Please refer back to the Tony Snell blurb.

Karl-Anthony Towns

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 13 2 0 2 3 3/11 8/19 6/6

Returned from the two-game suspension and continued to ball the F out. MEOW!!!

Andrew Wiggins

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 2 6 2 1 3 3/8 11/21 5/8

Wiggy Wiggy Wiggins is a top 80 player!!! Praise the Lord!!! The draft cost finally fell enough this season where we rejoice and have to fulfill all the promises that we made. The points, tres, blocks, and field goal percentage are all up. Will it continue? Probably not, but there’s upside here and late-bloomer is a concept in all walks of life.

Jarrett Culver

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 5 7 0 0 0 2/5 5/13 3/6

Received the start and played 30 minutes because Jeff Teague did not play due to illness. The rookie has shown ability this season, and is averaging 19.8 minutes on the season, but when Teague is healthy, Culver will be relegated to a backup role. When he’s on the court, the percentages will be poor, but he can provide points, tres, boards, and dimes.

Treveon Graham

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 6 4 1 1 1 2/3 4/9 0

Graham had been starting but came off the bench in this one. He did play 32 minutes. With that said, he’s strictly out there for defense and could provide some steals for fantasy. That’s about it.

Jaren Jackson Jr.

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

Only played 15 minutes due to foul trouble (SHOCKER!) and suckitude. He was returning from a knee injury, so I wouldn’t go jump in front of a bus or anything. I love his potential, but there are obvious risks.

Jonas Valanciunas

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 14 4 0 0 3 0 5/9 0

Played 27 minutes, the first time over 24 minutes all season long. It’s all varsity for JV, and he will provide nightly dub-dubs for fantasy. It’s all about the minutes. There’s only been one year in his career when he averaged over 28 minutes per game. If he gets that this season, top 50 player?

Ja Morant

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 4 4 0 0 3 0 9/19 8/10

Ja was watching Rocky IV, when he got so pumped up that he flew out to Moscow to play some pickup ball. In a Rocky-infused fury, Ja was breaking Rusky ankles and rims. When the slaughter was complete, the locals asked him what his name was. Ja responded with “Ja.” Da, the Ruskies replied. What is your name? How long do you think that exchange went on?

Brandon Clarke

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 8 2 0 0 1 0 7/7 4/4

In 22 minutes off the bench! Clarke is a top 40 player for fantasy despite averaging only 22 minutes! Points, boards, stocks, and excellent percentages are what he delivers. Once he gets the minutes, he’s going to be a beast.

Aaron Gordon

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 4 1 2 0 4 1/5 10/17 2/2

Led the Magic in scoring. With that said, POOF. His fantasy value continues to disappear. He has the ability to dominate and contribute across the board, but he doesn’t. Probably will be around a top 100 player, as he can score, provide tres, points, and some dimes.

Jonathan Isaac

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 10 5 4 6 4 1/2 5/8 2/2

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Top 15 player for fantasy. Imagine when he actually starts shooting and scoring!

Nikola Vucevic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 11 7 1 1 2 1/3 7/15 4/5

He’s heating up. Boom shakalaka! It’s only a matter of time before he starts producing to the levels you expected.

Dwight Powell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 8 2 1 0 1 0 5/8 2/2

Played 34 minutes and looks to be the guy at center for the Mavs. Boards, good percentages, and a little something something in tres and stocks are what Powell provides.

Luka Doncic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 7 7 0 0 6 1/7 10/21 6/7

I heart you, Luka. The turnovers are still high, but whatever, as they are good in all walks of life. You want to eat at a buffet with low turnover? How about the strip club? That’s what I thought. He’s almost AVERAGING a trip-dub and getting his 211 on. The biggest improvement has been in the percentages.

Joel Embiid

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 16 3 0 2 3 1/5 5/16 16/18

Returned from his two-game suspension and balled the F out. Unfortunately, in a loss. Embiid is almost the perfect player for fantasy. The percentages are excellent, he’s a member of the 1/1/1 club, dishes out dimes, scores, and rebounds. The usage rate is over 33 as well. The only thing is the minutes and games played. Maybe it’s a good thing the basketball gods put those checks and balances in because there would be too much rage quitting.

Ben Simmons only played 10 minutes due to a shoulder injury. It doesn’t sound serious, as the initial designation was a minor sprain of the AC joint, but he could miss some time.

Josh Richardson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 4 4 3 0 1 2/6 8/13 6/6

My RichardSON!!! Maybe with Simmons shelved, my RichardSON can make the family name proud.

Raul Neto

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

Played 30 minutes due to the Simmons injury. If he gets extended run, Neto could provide some tres, points, dimes, and steals.

Bojan Bogdanovic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 6 5 1 1 3 2/5 9/18 0/1

Such a perfect fit for BoBo and the Jazz. He’s currently a top 35 player, providing plenty of points, tres, boards, steals, and excellent percentages.

Rudy Gobert

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 16 3 3 1 0 0 4/8 6/8

Fouled out but still led the Jazz to victory over the 76ers.

Gobert is currently a top 100 player. Uh, yeah. Primarily due to the 1 block per game. He’s averaged over 2.2 for the past five years, so get him if you can.

Richaun Holmes

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 8 0 1 2 0 0 4/8 0

Got the start and played 31 minutes. That’s the most important thing. Hopefully, Luke the bobo doesn’t mess things up.

Harrison Barnes

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 4 4 0 1 0 4/9 7/15 8/10

Barnes will always be Mehrrison to me. He does have the ability to score, but won’t contribute much else.

De’Aaron Fox

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 7 9 1 1 7 1/3 7/16 2/5

7’s were wild!!! Only good in Vegas, not for the turnover category in fantasy. Fox is outside the top 200 right now, as the steals are down and the percentages have been atrocious. Should get better….I hope.

Bogdan Bogdanovic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 2 3 2 0 3 6/11 7/14 2/2

Played 32 minutes off the bench. What a night for BoBos! Prior to last night, BogBog was averaging 24 minutes per game. Luke Walton truly is a bobo. If he gets the run, BogBog will provide tres, dimes, and steals. The shooting efficiency won’t be great, though.

Pascal Siakam

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 13 5 2 0 3 0/3 8/13 7/8

I guess he could take another leap forward. So damn impressive. I’m still a little baffled that Siakam doesn’t block any shots, considering his length and athleticism. On the season, the usage rate is 30.6 and he’s averaging 25.6 points, 9.1 boards, 2 tres, 3.6 dimes, and 0.9 steals. The field goal percentage is 50% while he’s shooting 94% from the line on five attempts. P. S. – he’s good.

O. G. Anunoby

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 6 5 0 3 0 3/4 7/10 1/3

Masai for President! First Siakam and now Anunoby. The Force is strong in both. O. G. is a top 25 player and is a 1/1/1 member. How sustainable is it, though?

Kyle Lowry

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 2 6 2 0 6 5/7 8/15 3/4

Played 40 minutes. He’s averaging 39 minutes per game on the season! From a fantasy perspective, gotta love the minutes and production, but can he hold up the entire season?

Otto Porter Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 4 2 2 1 0 3/4 5/6 0

Only played 12 minutes due to a foot injury. He was once a roto player’s wet dream. Now, he is everyone’s fantasy nightmare.

Tomas Satoransky

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 7 8 1 0 4 4/5 10/13 3/4

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Finally! That’s what I was expecting when drafting him in the offseason. Last night was the first night receiving at least 30 minutes of run. He’s the best guard to lead the Bulls on the roster in my opinion. With that said, I’m just some dork writing blurbs from his mom’s basement.

Coby White still played 30 minutes and scored 10 points while Kris Dunn played 20 minutes and scored 13 points with 5 steals.

Vince Carter

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 5 1 1 0 1 3/6 4/8 3/3

You know it wasn’t a good night when the first Hawks player I write up is Vince Carter. The Hawks lost at home to the Bulls, 93-113. Did everyone stop taking PEDs?

Trae Young

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
9 3 3 0 0 4 0/8 3/12 3/3

Just one of them days.

Glenn Robinson III

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 11 1 0 0 2 3/6 6/13 0

Continues to start and played 34 minutes.

Alec Burks

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 8 3 2 0 2 3/8 10/18 5/6

Played 31 minutes off the bench.

It’s Whack-a-Warrior to figure out who is going to produce on any given night when D’Angelo Russell and Draymond Green don’t play.

P. J. Tucker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 11 4 1 0 3 4/8 9/14 0

P. J. is just trolling us now. After starting the season with 17, 16, and 17 points, he proceeded to give us 9, 9, 2, and 0 the next four games. P. J. is a set-it-and-forget player, but not in a good way like with a superstar. He plays a shit ton of minutes and has this kind of ceiling, but usually just trips into counting stats.

Clint Capela

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 16 2 1 6 1 0 9/14 1/2

C & C Music Factory was pumping the jams last night. Sponsored by the Golden State Warriors. The free throw shooting and lack of tres will always be his bugaboos, but excellent field goal percentage, stocks, and boards will be plentiful.

James Harden

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
36 4 13 3 3 5 6/16 10/23 10/13

Yawn. I’m Harden excited but bored at the same time. My tolerance level for Harden excellence has reached a point that this line does nothing for me.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
38 16 9 2 2 3 4/7 10/21 14/18

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So that’s what the ceiling looks like. Or is it? Ever seen those pictures of glaciers that go thousands of feet below the water with only the tip sticking out? Well, G is that except upside down. It’s all about the free throws and tres for G.

Brook Lopez

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 12 3 1 6 3 0/3 4/12 3/4

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He’s going to start boarding again? Yeah, probably not but it’s nice to know he’s still got it. Like a MILF going to the club after a 20 year hiatus. The field goal percentage has been brutal to start the year, but the tres and blocks are still there.

Wesley Matthews

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

Got the start and only played 18 minutes. He’s shooting 44% from the field but only 32% from downtown. Since opening the season with three straight 14-point games, Matthews has scored 3, 0, 2. 8, and 0 points. There’s a chance he gets usurped.

George Hill

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 3 0 1 0 0 6/7 9/14 0

Played 24 minutes off the bench. Great symmetry. For the season, Hill is averaging 22.6 minutes per game. He provides tres, dimes, and some steals, but the 56% shooting from the field is unsustainable. He’s more like a 45% shooter.

Montrezl Harrell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
34 13 5 1 1 1 0 13/25 8/12

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One of those nights, huh? A career-high in points and boards for Montrezl. Kawhi Leonard was getting his load managed in this one, so Montrezl was able to get busy.

Patrick Beverley

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 10 3 2 1 3 3/4 6/9 5/5

Like I said, one of those nights. Beverley’s first career 20/10 game.

Lou Williams

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
34 6 11 0 0 6 4/9 9/27 12/13

Got the start and played 39 minutes. Without Kawhi on the court, Lou has a 34.6 usage rate, an increase of 5.4. Sweet!

  1. Barts says:
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    What did the horse say when asked what he wanted for breakfast, lunch, and dinner?

    Hay, Hay, Hay!

    No metaphorical personal insecurity questions today about AST vs. Blocks. But two comments:

    1) Kinda surprised that you didn’t lead with Issac’s almost-5×5 last night. (Should’ve had it in the closing seconds, but apparently the Dallas scorer is a Fultz believr) Is he the new AK-47/Matrix?

    2) You’ve got the wrong line for KAT up. 25/13/2/….you know what I mean.

    Keep up the good work!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Ha, Ha, Ha!

      1) I try to write up a different guy for the lede every night. When guys like Dillon Brooks ball out, I gotta do it because I will probably never have another chance. Besides, Isaac aaaaallllmost had a 5×5. Come back to me when he does get the 5×5!!!

      2) Good looking out on the KAT line.

      Thanks, Barts!

  2. Jefferson Perez says:
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    Shimmy shimmy yah!

    What happened to Delon ranger? Mavs too deep in PG? would u drop him for Brooks?

    Lol Meme for Isaac was spot on in a mental fantasy basketball way of course. 5th rd pick looks like a steal now.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      ODB!

      The return of JJ Barea is what happened to Delon. I don’t think I’d drop him for Brooks, but it depends on what you want. If you don’t care about the D, and need points/tres, then sure.

      It’s early, but Isaac does look good. Hopefully he can continue to develop and become an offensive force

  3. Tony C says:
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    Good morning Son and a great recap article! Thank you. Based on the new team and role and your glowing recommendation I drafted Tom Satoransky. After one week I dropped him for Richaun Holmes. Do you see a good opportunity for me to pick him back up or Barton, today? My roster in a 10 team 9 cat H2H league:

    PG Simmons, Bledsoe, Brogdon
    SG Harden, Heild, Hart
    SF House, Paschal
    PF Aldridge, Nance
    C. Valanciunas, Gobert, Holmes

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Thanks, Tony!

      I think you’re fine, but would keep an eye on Hart and maybe swap for Barton later, If he’s still available

  4. Tom says:
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    Would you trade Drummond for Kemba and kristaps in a points league? My team is needing a little depth since my first round pick (curry) is hurt.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Do you need to drop anyone or is Curry on IR, opening up a roster spot? If you have a roster spot available, then make the trade. If not, then make sure that the player you drop scores less than 21 points per game

      • Tom says:
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        He declined but said he was close to pulling the trigger, should I add Oubre to sweeten the deal a little or someone else from my roster?

        Curry
        Derozan
        D. Mitchell
        Wendell carter jr.
        Drummond
        VanVleet
        Porter jr.
        Oubre
        Adebayo
        Bryant
        Valunciunas
        Fultz
        Troy brown jr.
        Satoransky
        Jabari parker

        I like the upside a few players might have on my team like Fultz if I stay patient enough

        • Son

          Son says:
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          I would not add Oubre. Add like Jabari

    • Cole says:
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      What would it take for Monte Morris to see more minutes? I have Lowry, dame, and Bledsoe but am still lagging in dimes. Morris been doing well when he gets a shot. Of the 2 who is a better stash to see what develops, Morris or Fultz?

      • Son

        Son says:
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        Injury

  5. Skunk says:
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    I think you got your Morris twins mixed up. Anyway, been enjoying your work on the nightly recaps, keep it up!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      You’re right. I botched it at the end of their blurb. Fixed. Thanks for the heads up!

  6. Crime dog says:
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    What up son!

    That Isaac blurb hahahaha

    Why isn’t Brandon Clarke getting more minutes? Wouldn’t the grizzlies want to play their future more? He looked so good. Do you anticipate his minutes growing with the season

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Ha! The Isaac blurb was a selfie from last night.

      Valanciunas and JJJ are the starters in the front court for the Grizz. I could see him getting more minutes, but at who’s expense?

      • Crime dog says:
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        Lolol

        Even when JJJ sits though it seems like they still want him around 20-25 minutes. He seems better than both potentially too.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          The future could be a JJJ/Clarke front court. I think JJJ has more potential, but that’s not to disparage Clarke

  7. Coach Scal says:
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    Appreciate the good work as always!

    8-Team H2H, 9-catTwo Qs:

    1) I traded for JJJ, giving up Jabari and Jaylen Brown (coming back from IL anyway) – what do you think about his chances of getting back on track this season? If he’s on, he’s got great upside but last night was not exactly instilling confidence..

    2) My team is
    Kemba, Conley, Fox, Bledsoe, Rozier
    Tatum, Oubre, LeVert
    Towns, Gobert, Whiteside, Aldridge, Jackson Jr.
    (Oladipo on IL)

    I’m lacking somewhat in percentages, points, assists – would you rather wait until some of the more egregious slumps even out (Conley, Fox, LeVert) or would you drop someone – presumably LeVert (?) and add any of:
    Clarke, Brooks, Wiggins (is it happening?), Satoransky?

    I do feel the team should be doing better than they are currently, so it’s possibly a matter of patience, although I also like to have a streamer spot open as there are always decently attractive players floating on the wire as there are only 8 teams. Your 2 cents?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      1) I love JJJ. Injury and penchant for fouling are his bugaboos. Ceiling is sky high, though.

      2) In an 8-team league, the wire will be plush with players, so you can be more aggressive streaming. I do think Conley and Fox will get better, so some patience is in order.

      Is it a daily or weekly league?

      • Coach Scal says:
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        1) Appreciate the optimism, here’s to an early-round finish for JJJ!

        2) Daily league, no limit on moves, so daily streaming is entirely possible – it’s always a balancing act between too-good-to-drop players on your team and decent-to-good streamers on the wire. Of course, the best waiver values in a vacuum tend to be the PJ Tuckers and Danuel Houses, whereas I’m more in need of PTS, AST (due to underperforming PGs). Still, one streamer spot is probably a must? Who’d you drop from my squad?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          1) I’m a believer and think the ceiling is super high. There’s obvious risk, though.

          2) You’ll be fine in ASTs. LeVert would be the likely stream guy, but he delivers the points for you. I’d hold tight unless someone significant appears on the wire

  8. Mr. Blast says:
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    AYO – SATO!

    Let’s F*ing GO!

    Love the Old Dirty Bastard reference Son!

    Keep that realness coming !

    • Son

      Son says:
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      SATTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

      Ooh baby I like it raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaww

  9. Sir Isaac says:
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    Would you trade middleton for isaac?
    My team
    Lillard, middleton, hield, vooch, pj wash, BroLo, thomas bryant, lamb, oubre, pj tucker, paschall
    Stash – kuzma, troy brown
    12 team 9 cat

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I would

      • Sir Isaac says:
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        How about kuzma for Nunn?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Sure. Probably need some more guards

  10. Mr. Pink says:
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    Whats your outlook on JJJ and Gordon Hayward? I own Hayward and feel like this is a great sell high moment. Do you think JJJ is good return?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I like both guys. Always depends on context of team. JJJ is risky, due to injury concern and foul issues, but he will give defensive stats. Gordon will be light in stocks but provide plenty of other counting stats. Plus, he looks to be back from his injury.

  11. Mr. Pink says:
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    Whats your outlook on JJJ and Gordon Hayward? I own Hayward and feel like this is a great sell high moment. Do you think JJJ is good return?

    Also I think Kemba is a bit of a sell high. Would you trade him for Jokic?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Depends on context of squad. In a vacuum, I would trade Kemba for Jokic

  12. jeff aces says:
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    Hey Son,

    12 team keeper

    Should i offer JJJ and a 3rd rd pick for Clarke? They are both protected

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’d rather have JJJ

  13. Pablo says:
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    I might be overthinking this, but should I trade D’Lo/Sabonis for LeBron in a 14t redraft league? Thank you Son.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Yes

  14. Spurs says:
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    Would you trade Mitch Rob for Myles Turner straight up? I have Mitch and don’t like the prospect of getting Fizz’d.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I would

  15. J says:
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    You like Marcus Morris or PJ washington moving forward? Probably PJ

    Deciding if maybe I should swap out Bruce Brown for Morris for tomorrow though. Currently in a pts, 3s, steals and FT% battle. Pretty comfortable lead in Boards and assists

    • Son

      Son says:
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      PJ

      Sounds like a good plan

  16. FLW Mac says:
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    How do you rank Nunn, TJ Warren, OG Anunoby, PJ Washington, and Richaun Holmes for the rest of the season?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      OG, PJ, Holmes, Warren, Nunn

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