Exclusivity.  Makes you feel special, empowered, embrazened.  Embatlled, embaweome, Embiid-ish.

Yes, you’ve read that right, DraftKings – Razzball’s daily fantasy site of choice – has thrown us our first RAZZBALL EXCLUSIVE NBA CONTEST for tonight, which you can only join through that All Caps link.  Yes, it may look like I’m yelling at you, but I’m pumped!  You can’t enter through the main DraftKings lobby or from a URL scribbled down on a napkin by your lunch waitress, only that link right there will guide you into our VIP area.

And by exclusive, we mean exclusive.  Only 20 spots will be open to readers, and well, it’s only 18 since Slim and I are in there.  So you’ve gotta sign up quick, no dilly dallying!  The entry fee is $10, with first place taking home a hunnet!  $100 for first, $50 for second, and $25 for 3rd and 4th place.  Using my Mickey Math (yes I had one of those as a kid!), you can add those up to get the full $200, so DraftKings is not taking any profit.  Just giving us our own contest for our own bragging rights.

If you’re new to daily fantasy, it’s an exponentially growing segment of the fantasy industry, and unlike failing the Marshmallow Test, you can get immediate gratification without feeling bad about it.  No more waiting the whole season before knowing if indeed JB BEATS SLIM!!!!, but I’ll know right away if I spanked his beard right off him.  I’m “jbrazzball” for your tracking enjoyment through the contest, and let’s get it filled up fast so maybe they’ll give widen us up for a few more spots!

Scoring for DraftKings is similar to a points league, and you can find the breakdown here if you’ve never played daily fantasy or haven’t played on DraftKings yet.

Here’s five of my picks for tonight in a big slate of games, so choose wisely and may the best daily fantasy-ite win:

PG – Aaron Brooks – $3,100 – As Slim and I mentioned on the Podcast Wednesday, we both love Brooks as a value play to be able to stack your squad with stars.  The Bulls go to Philadelphia tonight, and even if they all partake in a cheesesteak challenge 30 minutes before tip, they should obliterate the Sixers.  All the more reason to not expect Derrick Rose to play, and the past two games without Rose, Brooks has scored 26 and 33.5 points.

SG – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – $3,900 – We all know JB’s infatuation with KCP!  And well, off a great shooting game, I don’t expect him to be that paltry in his ancillary stats like he was on Wednesday.  Plus he’ll be against a mix of milkduds and mayo, which sounds about as bad as the Bucks actually playing Jared Dudley and O.J. Mayo for most of the SG minutes.  Now I can spend money like I’m Pacman Jones at a strip club!

SF – Rudy Gay – $7,700 – Riding the hot hand!  3 of his past 4 have been unreal, scoring 55, 45.25, 26, then 39.75.  You’d imagine going at Phoenix should be a pretty fast paced game, and the Kings are off a 131-point blowout win.  Things are feeling good in my SAC!

PF – Greg Monroe – $7,000 – The price is actually incredibly affordable, and I got so excited when I saw this value I wet myself.  Am I running Monroe-bashing into the ground?  Maybe!  But I’m definitely running him out there in DK, where his huge 23/18 game against the Knicks scored a whopping 53 points for daily players.  He’s playing with a chip on his shoulder because pricks like me keep making fun of him, but hey, he sorta deserves it due to the situation!  I’ll reap the rewards and consider it “further motivation”.

C – DeMarcus Cousins – $9,900 – Big spending alert!  Saving in my backcourt means I’m riding my cousin, a felony in 48 states.  I’m not Howard Wolowitz!  In 22 minutes against the Nuggets, Cuz went 30/11 and scored 49.25 points.  Imagine if that wasn’t a blowout!  My big ticket to that hunnet payday.

 

Be sure and join the fun in the RAZZBALL EXCLUSIVE NBA CONTEST tonight and play against your Razz favorites myself and Slim, and if we fill these up fast, DK will widen our entries so we can get more action going!  So spend your Friday night watching NBA and we’ll see ya in there!

  1. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Im in

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: You are a saint amongst, well i don’t wanna call Razzballers sinners, so you’re just a saint!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Heres my line up:
        J.Fredette
        R.Sessions
        L.Fields
        E.Brand
        N.Mohammed
        J.Salmons
        J.Hickson
        L.Odem
        I got a lot of good value here…Expecting a big night from Lamar Odem.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: Hahahaha, no way anyone could beat that! Nazr mohammed… Awesome.

  2. J-MoneyIV says:
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    Just joined up! Will the still run if we do not fill all the spots?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J-MoneyIV: Yup it will, but let’s not have to cross that bridge! C’mon Razzball Nation!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J-MoneyIV: PS – thanks so much for joining man, these will be a ton of fun!

  3. Jef with 1 f says:
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    Half full….you may have to drop it to $5 to get people in next week…I’m fine with the ten though…as you can tell by my stacked team

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jef with 1 f: Yeah I know, I didn’t set any of it up but I’ll ask DraftKings for next week

  4. LightSpeed says:
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    will you trade ryan anderson for DGreen in 10catg(dd) 10 player league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @LightSpeed: I don’t think i would

  5. Wen says:
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    Hi JB, another question that I am having hard time to decide. Would you trade Batum for Wesley Matthews and George Hill? Thanks for advice.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wen: Nahhhh I think I’d rather Batum, Hill out until Dec scares me and even if he was healthy, love me some Batum

      • Wen says:
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        @JB Gilpin: What about Batum for Klay Thompson? I also have Curry, so I don’t need to worry about 3s.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Wen: I’d rather have Batum

  6. Blint says:
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    Rubio just got injured 🙁 Have no urge to watch the vine/video after just reading about it . I am sadder than I thought I would be , he is fun fun player to watch !

    Are we really picking up Mo Williams now?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Blint: Yeah it didn’t look good. He was one of my bolder picks this year and sucks for my horrible DK showing tonight… Yup, I think Mo is worth an add in all leagues if you’re not dropping anyone great

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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks JB . Picked Mo Up! As a Jazz fan very familiar with his game 😛

        What is Rubios status ?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Blint: Sorry I was outta town for a bit, out at least a month – 7-8 weeks max I’ve seen. Surprised LaVine got so much run!

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            @JB Gilpin:

            No problem at all. Thanks for the update. Also ask draft Kings take down restrictions. Non US Canada people can’t sign up!

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Blint: Hah I dunno if I have any weight in that fight!

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                @JB Gilpin:

                At least you can ask them if there is some kinda loophole we can use ? 😉

                • JB Gilpin

                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @Blint: Haha I’l use my United Nations contacts to make some noise for us 🙂

  7. Night says:
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    Would you trade KMart in exchange for Robin Lopez? Apparently my other big men don’t block.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Night: Yeah they’re about even to me, but if big man stats are a need, I’d do it

  8. Manshi Shah says:
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    When will these Razzball Exclusive DraftKing contests be going on? Is there a set schedule?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Manshi Shah: Hopefully every Friday, but unfortunately we couldn’t fill 20 spots and I dunno if DK will keep us doing them. I’ll comment back to ya when I know more, I dunno if they’ll do a smaller contest for us so it’ll fill out

      • Manshi Shah says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Sounds good!

      • dan-o1 says:
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        @JB Gilpin: just caught up on this…i’ll defo be in for next week

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @dan-o1: Awesome, thanks man!

  9. decaf says:
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    Trading Pau and Kemba for Rubio and TJones ain’t looking so hot right now. 🙁

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @decaf: Yeesh, well long term I would still be happy, Gasol isn’t exactly a spring chicken

      • decaf says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah, hopefully Rubio isn’t out too long.

        Do you think Randy Foye is a decent PG to stream in the meantime? Not sure if his increased minutes are sustainable or just flukes.

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          @decaf: Yup not looking good for mi amor Rubio… Foye is a good stream tonight if no Lawson! But overall nah, big minutes in the blowout then last game with no Lawson

  10. NimsheyPOBlo says:
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    Hope you can convince them to keep it going. Nothing like a woulda coulda shoulda third place finish to bring me back for more. Overestimated the Cavs ability to close and get Thompson some late run.

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      @NimsheyPOBlo: I will def try! Ugh, Rubio hurt me in all my real leagues AND DK!

  11. audelzak says:
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    Hey JB, I know this doesn’t have to do with this post, but I’m a daily reader and would love to get your quick opinion on my roster. It’s a 14 team 8 cat league.

    Jose Calderon NY – PG
    Jimmy Butler Chi – SG,SF
    Draymond Green GS – SF,PF
    Paul Millsap Atl – PF,C
    Taj Gibson Chi – PF,C
    Al Horford Atl – PF,C
    Perry Jones OKC – SF,PF
    Anthony Davis NO – PF,C
    Jeremy Lin LAL – PG,SG
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Det – SG

    Any thoughts on where I should try and improve and who I should trade? Pre-draft I was looking to punt 3’s and assists but let me know what you think! Thanks in advance!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @audelzak: No problem thanks for reading man!

      Love that pair of bigs. Ast def look lost, but I like the squad I dunno if there’s any big moves to make. Might stream Perry Jones’ spot soon as OKC gets healthier. Maybe Taj Gibson could get another big for you, kinda think he’s a little bit of a sell high with some bigger numbers getting more minutes with no Noah

  12. Tyler says:
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    There were reports that Rubio might be out for a month?
    Should I drop him for george hill?

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      @Tyler:
      Or are we holding for 2months in 12teamers?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Tyler: Def holding Rubio. The 7-8 weeks is a “could miss” so it could only be a month.

  13. Dirk's Digglers says:
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    He has Bledsoe, Ariza, Korver and Dray Green on trading block who are currently his best players so I’m thinking he wants a stud … I just acquired Nowitzki with Tobias Harris and PJonesIII before he got injured and am quite keen to develop my depth in 14 team H2h weekly. My current squad:
    G – Curry, DWilliams, Hayward, Calderon
    F – AD, Nowitzki, TJones, Giannis
    C – JVal, ProfPlum
    Res – JNelson, ARivers, JJack, MMorris, SWilliams, SHill
    I’m wondering about offering him a package for Ariza, Korver and Draymond centred around Nowitzki. Am I being silly here (should I stand pat with my team that is looking championship favourite currently if I can stay healthy) or smart to try and have enough depth that I can play the weekly schedule? If smart what would be a package to offer and should I go after all 3 or just Ariza and Draymond?

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      @Dirk’s Digglers: Well 3s, %s, and TO look pretty good, so Dirk’s big help there isn’t as big a need. I’d shoot big and go for Bledsoe, Ariza, Green for Dirk+a sweetener

      • Dirk's Digglers says:
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        @JB Gilpin: if he didn’t go for that would you consider a 2 for 1 for Dirk or best to hold?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dirk’s Digglers: Ariza + Bledsoe… I dunno if I could turn that down either, I love me some Ariza. While I like Green, I don’t think he plus one of those two is enough

  14. mike says:
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    Hey JB, what do you think about melo and afflalo for vucevic and t parker in a 10 team h2h?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mike: Ehhhh, don’t love it, I like Vuc a ton but with Parker’s inconsistency/DNPs/injury concern, I’d rather Melo side esp. since shallower league

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        @JB Gilpin: I’d be getting Melo! My reservations are that I’m thin at centre and without vucevic I only have millsap and hill at C in a two C league. There are centres like olynyk, dieng, wright and ed davis on the wire. I was planning on picking up olynyk either way but he doesn’t play until Wednesday so I may stream until then. Also, aflallo doesn’t seem to be very good, I’m not sure if I’d want to hold onto him in a shallow league. I’m not sure if this guy would listen to any counters.. should I accept?

        Thanks by the way, I really appreciate your help!

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          @mike: Ohhhhh sweet! Well there ya go! One thing you could do, is send him a new offer leaving the current one up, and say you’re thinking about the original but unsure. And send him the same deal with Melo + one of his big men. If he takes a while or declines you can just take the original if you still like it. Any time!

  15. Kris says:
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    Hey JB and Slim,

    I’m planning to trade Stuckey for Beal in our 20-league. I have MCW, Payton and Collison for PG. Also, took your advice with the SF/PF trade for Wroten and Gibson for Ariza. I also shoot up the trade for the Kevin Love owner. I still don’t know what’s gonna be the impact but yeah I’ll take the risks.

    Also, planning to drop Mason Plumlee for JJ Hickson what’s your take on this too?

    Thanks!

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      @Kris: Awesome on the Ariza trade! And yeah, totally want Beal over Stuckdog. Mehhh, I’d hold onto Plumlee, Hickson has a tough rotation to work his way into. Although he should be owned in a 20er

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        @JB Gilpin:

        If the Ariza owner declines… Well? Any other players 2 or 3 players I can pick for that trade? It seems a long shot. Well… for me…

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Kris: Oh I thought you meant he took it 🙂 Who else you rollin’ on your squad again?

          • Kris says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            Holiday
            Dragic
            Wroten
            Deng (Good game today BTW LOL!)
            Millsap
            Gibson
            Favors
            Ibaka
            MCW
            T. Jones
            Jermy Lamb
            Draymond Green
            Giannis
            Rubio (Ouch!) < sadly there aren't any good PG for a replacement Ouch! again

            HAHA!

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              @Kris: Ugh yeah that Rubio injury blows chunks.

              Ummm, Deng off the hot game + Wroten? I definitely wouldn’t do that with Ariza, but maybe you can throw in Gibson and he throws back a sweetener too

  16. yokev_o says:
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    Hey JB would me trading away melo and wiggins for lillard and zbo be a good move 12 team 9 cat league. Let me know if you want me to post up my team.

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      @yokev_o: Ehhhh, I don’t love it. Not huge on Zbo, Wiggins I think has a big second half, feels like selling Melo at a discount, he will improve as well

      • Yokev_o says:
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        @JB Gilpin: ok trade cancelled zbo’s just been putting out and I was looking to lillard for that great playoff schedule but I’ll hold. It seemed like a great idea a couple of hours ago. Thanks jb!

      • Yokev_o says:
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        @JB Gilpin: btw would you rather have dragic or derozan? Looking to bait someone while dragic is producing I’m looking to get someone who isn’t on a timeshare. If not derozan who would you target?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Yokev_o: Any time man!

          Ehhh, I’d still narrowly rather have Dragic, but they’re certainly close. Loved Dragic’s weekend… Someone mentioned a Kawhi trade, some owners might be scared of his eye issue… I dunno if you can swing it, but tis an idea!

          • yokev_o says:
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            @JB Gilpin: trade was accepted lol the owner needed pg’s so I supplied it damn jb Batum out with that dreaded knee contusion

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @yokev_o: Ugh, yeah well he’s usually pretty durable hopefully it’s only a game

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