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But back to hoops, let’s take a look at some of the mid-tier guys I like for good values tonight:

Isaiah Thomas ($5,500) – Playing absolutely unreal of late, Thomas has been logging big minutes, big stats, without being well… that big.  Willow!  I have no real follow up to that, just pretend I said it in that pseudo-British fantasy movie accent.  Always a winner.  Jameer Nelson didn’t even travel with the team to Philly last night, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see him out of this one as well, meaning the Magic will have no true starting PG on Thomas.  Isaiah’s got 9 Asts and multi 3PM in two of the last three and I could see a nice 25 Pt, 8 Ast game for the Kings PG.

Raymond Felton ($5,500) – Been fizzling out as of late, but I like Felton’s chance at hitting multiple threes and having a solid game against the Warriors.  The assists also haven’t been there, but he’s still a multi-steal threat and gets the big minutes.

E’Twaun Moore ($3,600) – Again assuming Jameer Nelson misses another game, Moore is a great cheap option for double-digit points and 7-8 assists in 30-ish minutes as I detailed in my recap this morning.  Outsizes Thomas at the point, so I could see a few boards and maybe a block as well.

Marcin Gortat ($5,200) – Playing for bigger minutes the past two games and stuffing the stat sheet.  A tough matchup going at San Antonio, but in those tough games it’s the scrappy guys that still get the fantasy goodness.  I like Gortat for 15 Pts 8 Rebs 2-3 Asts 1 Stl and 1 Blk.

Dion Waiters ($5,200) – Another guy I talked about in this morning’s recap, with Kyrie Irving likely going to miss another game tonight, look for Waiters to shoulder the scoring load at home with the Raptors coming to town.  I like him for a 20+ point game.

Martell Webster ($4,100) – While not blowing it up RGIII-style lately, Webster has still been delivering for our nation’s capital with consistency, logging multi-3PM and at least 12 Pts in all of the last 4.  Not to mention 30+ minutes in all of those games, with a handful of other stats here and there.  Nice cheap option for some safe stats.

Tobias Harris ($3,000) – OK, so I might have a man-crush on the newly acquired Magic big.  With the Kings coming off a 2OT deflating loss at Miami, look for Sacramento to be tired and beat up by the more physical guys.  That’s why I like Harris for a double-double and a few other stats without blowing much of your wad.  If you wanna load up on stars and need a final spot taken on the cheap, try out my boy Harris.


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  1. Can you please tell me what you think of my giving up Parker and Thomas in trade for Westbrook and Favors?

    Thank you!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:

      @Maureen: Ummm yea I’d do that! Westbrook is a monster and Parker just had a minor injury and will start to get his minutes capped.

  2. In my question about Parker & Thomas for Westbrook and Favors, I should have added that I am only looking at my keeper status for next season. I currently have Parker, Gay, Aldridge, Anderson, and Evans as keepers, and would be just looking to put Westbrook in Parker’s place.


    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:

      @Maureen: That actually even further affirms that I’d do it. Westbrook is obviously about a decade younger and has his peak ahead of him. Thanks for reading!

  3. Frank Lynch says:

    Sup.. Just to update my team to you, I got:
    Ty Lawson
    kevin martin
    evan turner
    george hill
    jj reddick
    kevin durant
    blake griffen
    earl clark
    jameer nelson
    roy hibbert
    tyson chandler
    emika okafor
    danillo gallinari
    derrick rose
    Do you think I should ride with that? If it were your team would you do anything? keep Clark? Also I’m just nervous about Rose cause they said a couple weeks but when he comes back in the fantasy playoffs, if he does, I can’t have him playing only 15 min ya know? IDK.. What u think?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:

      @Frank Lynch: Yo man. I think you’re fine. I know Rose’s situation is makin ya itchy, but I think you wait him out. They won’t bring him back if he can only play 15 mins. The first few games might be that low, then they’ll get him to 25-30 a night for a team that needs a star.

  4. Frank Lynch says:

    Thanks man… Hey also I was looking at the waiver wire and Luis Scola is on there and he’s 81% owned.. Is there something wrong with him or is that a good pick-up??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:

      @Frank Lynch: He’s just a boring player. Won’t ever have big games but consistently sprinkles a little here and there. He should be owned.

  5. Frank Lynch says:

    Over Clark or no?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:

      @Frank Lynch: Really close but I would stay with Clark. I know not a big game last Monday, but I think he has a tad more upside and can hit a 3 here and there.

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