Man, who woulda thought the Bucks without Brandon Knight (sat with minor injuries) would’ve been able to beat the Raptors last night?!  I figured that big Jurassic Park reboot trailer during the Super Bowl would have pumped the Raps up!  Well, I guess Canadians don’t really watch the Super Bowl, so their loss!

And while the 82-75 win was a defensive grinder, it didn’t slow down that impressive O from The Duchess K Middleton!  25/9/1/3/0 for Khris Middleton, hitting 10-17 FG (3-4 3PTM 2-2 FT) and only 1 TO.  All that with Jorge Gutierrez as the fill-in starting PG!  It didn’t matter though, since they had a JB waiting in the wings as well…  But more there later.  With 25 Pts last night, K-Midd is 17+ points in 4 of 5 and 3+ treys in 4 of 5.  And multi-steals in 4 of 5 for good measure as well!  Even though a lot of the counting stats are lower than the breakout last year, so are the minutes and the %s are much better.  But my favorite leap is 1.0 steals in 30 minutes last year to a whopping 1.5 in only 26 this year.  The Duchess is secretly a world-class thief!  I think Keira Knightley could star in that movie.  Larry Drew could be the evil drug lord!  Maybe Ersan Ilyasova can be a Turkish arms dealer.  The script is writing itself!  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy basketball action:

Jerami Grant Ya know what?  I’m warming up a little!  Had that redonkulous 8 block game a couple weeks ago, but flashed an 18/7/2/0/0 line last night on 5-7 FG (3-5 3PTM 5-7 FT).  Gettin’ to the stripe and smokin’ the pipe!  As in, hit 3s?  Eh, I had no good rhymes there.  Multi-treys in 3 straight, and while it’s not a Ray Allen form out there, his stroke is pretty good.

Michael Carter-Williams Hurt his shin-ankle.  Everything has to come in twos for Carter-Williams, like his last names.  Keep an eye out for his status tonight, and don’t keep an eye on Larry Drew II because he’s awful.

Robert Covington Could join The Duchess in a heist of the royal jewels!  18/3/4/7/1 with four treys.  He’s soooooo good.  Geez, Hassan Whiteside, Covington, Langston Galloway… I need to watch more D-League!

Nerlens Noel Rainbow alert!  4/4/2/2/3, did have the 3 TO this time, but I’m still loving it even if it looks tiny.  It’s not the size of your counting numbers that matters, it’s how you use them!

TinaFey Mozgov – 10/8/0/1/5 and is so, SO much bigger than Noel.  Playing some pretty consistent low-end big man minutes right now.

Marvin Williams Returned from a concussion, and was still as rusty as a trombone.  0-4 from the field, but still had a decent 0/7/1/0/2.  Cody Zeller‘s nice run came to an abrupt stop last night, so Williams should see some deep-league usable minutes.

Jarrett Jack The Clipper Killa!  Hit a jumper late to round out a 6/7/7/2/0 line.  Hey, it’s multi-cat!  No crying here!  Plus awesome to see 40 minutes with…

Deron Williams – …returning to the line-up after another round of being an invalid.  15/3/3/0/0 with 3 treys, and with 4 TO it’s not too good.  In my 10ers or 12ers I’m likely not dropping anyone if D-Will was on the wire.

Brook Lopez Can pretty much shoot it every time he touches it, not like he has to play with these schlubs on the Nets much longer… 12-20 off the bench for 24/7/0/1/0.  Emptier than the humor in this year’s Super Bowl commercials.

Mason Plumlee Oh dear lord.  9/9/0/0/0.  That’s not too good.  Then he takes a complete flaming brown bag worth of awfulness on your stats with 4 TO and 3-10 FT.  Coach K needs to retroactively kick this Dookie off his team!

DeAndre Jordan Well, did Plum even better with a 2-12 FT.  If these two played a game of knockout, the universe would implode!

J.J. Redick More Dookies, mo problems!  His back issue flared up again and he only played 4 minutes.  Expect another round of DNPs, no way he needs to be owned in any 12ers.

John Henson See, Chapel Hillers can get it done!  He may be as dumb as a pile of bricks since he never had to go to a class, but plays well when given a chance!  12/4/1/2/2 and loving this run while starting.  Ersan and Zaza Pachulia should both be back soonish, so no long-term Henson love.

Jerryd Bayless JB’s of the world, unite!  33 minutes off the bench for a tripdub flirt 8/7/9.  Had 5 TO, but it’s nice for the deepers!

Patrick Patterson Pit-Pat loves you!  9/11/2/2/0 with a trey, and the last 10 games have been really saucy.  31+ minutes the past 3 games as well, so have no fear that he’s off the pine.

Anthony Davis Whoa, bad few days for sports teams with “Hawks” in their name!  Brow killin’ em worse than a Pete Caroll play call for 29/13/3/1/2.  Streak snapped!

Tyreke Evans Reke with the dimebag!  And most impressively, with nary a TO.  15/5/12/2/0 on an efficient 7-14 from the field with a trey.  A line so sexy I’d want to see a peek of that Reke!

Eric Gordon I refuse to believe he can be useful!  Refuse I say!  20/3/7 on an even more efficient 7-11 shooting hitting 4-6 from deep.  I blame stem cells for this.  Only logical explanation.

Jimmer Fredette – No no no no, scorekeeper must’ve been a BYU grad or something… Two blocks?!  For Jimmer??!?!?!?  10/2/3/1/2 with a couple of treys in a near rainbow.  I don’t think I can blame stem cells here, maybe Flubber?  Yeah, we’ll go with Flubber.

Kent Bazemore Got the start with no Thabo Sefolosha and DeMarre Carroll getting eased in off the bench, and K-Baze was not A-Maze.  9/3/0/0/0 and 1-3 FT.  Not A-maze at all.  Carroll should most certainly start next time out, so Baze-more can be Ig-nore.

Russell Westbrook Man among boys!  Even if he acts like a boy among men in post-games… 25/11/14/4/1 with a trey and hitting 8-8 FT.  And I’m pretty sure I saw Elfrid Payton crying a few times…

Kevin Durant Westbrook had to go ham with KD’s little piggy still hurt!  Out again with his toe, and since this was another light mathcup (even though they lost to the Knicks a few ago), hopefully this is the end of cautionary DNPs.  Try to simmer down that frustration!

Dion Waiters Picked up the SF start and picked apart the Magic for 9-15 FG 24/4/1/1/0.  DFS didn’t have to wait for much in this one!

Tobias Harris Returned to the starting 5 for a middling 18/4/4/0/0 with no treys.  Meh, good to see him starting though.

Kyle O’Quinn Give him the minutes and he gives you a surging KOQ!  11/8/2/3/1 off the bench in 23 minutes, and looked good with no TO.  Only 1-3 from the stripe, but he’s usually a good FT shooter.

Ricky Rubio Woooooo, he’s back!  Long-time readers know I have a love affair for my Rubio…  4-9 FG for 10/3/4/0/0 in 21 minutes, and ay dios mio!  Looked friggin’ awesome.  Assertive jumpers, didn’t look rusty, I am all in baby.  Like, giving up Mike Conley for him all in.

Gorgui Dieng Bleck.  Off the bench again for only 21 minutes.  The line was decent (9/9/2/1/0), but me no-likey.  I’m still aboard the Dieng Train and don’t forget Nikola Pekovic is still a glass column out there.

J.J. Barea Looks like the main beneficiary of Rajon Rondo‘s broken face.  10/4/8 last night, and might be worth streaming for some dimes in the next week+ while Rondo is out.  Maybe the most desperate of 10 teamers can drop Rondo, but I wouldn’t suggest it most of the time.

Gerald Green Oh man, does he look out of the rotation…  Got a DNP Friday, 13 minutes of eh on Saturday, then 3 minutes of nothing but 2 TO and a foul last night.  My Green hate is finally catching up to him!

 

Streamers/Cheap Daily League Picks:

Jameer Nelson (30% owned) – Playing law of averages on this one!  After a great start with Denver has gone ice cold lately, and with a Sixers team maybe without MCW and Larry Drew II the only healthy PG, I could see Nelson running some big game as a backup G and the shots start falling.  Especially after Ty Lawson kinda ran his mouth about Brian Shaw recently.

Tyler Johnson (1% owned) – Off that great rainbow on Sunday, it may be unrealistic to hope for an encore tonight, but I think he’s earned the run against the Pistons.  Available everywhere and likely cheap on DFS, I could see him being a good filler.

 

I hope everyone had a solid start to week 15, and catch ya tomorrow Razzball Nation!

  1. MAC says:
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    razzup guys?!!! thinking of dropping mcdaniels for nurkic. what do you think for ROS value?
    heres my team
    12 team h2h 9 cat.

    bigs
    griffin drumm #occupy RoLo
    wings
    ariza mcdaniels barnes-matt
    pg
    conley ellis holiday rjax williams-lou galloway

    rjax is my stash as well, waiting for the trade. tnx!!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MAC: Razzup man?! Yup gimme Nurk, not liking the minutes for KJ, they hate him! Even when MCW is hurt!

  2. Slim

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    Gving up Conley for Rubio is almost certainly a mistake. Conley looked fine out there yesterday. It’s not like Rubio is going to comeback and all of sudden be something he never was. High TOs, low 3s, bad FG%. Will he out assist Conley, Yes. Will he out steal Conley? Probably, but that’s going to be it.

    I’m not sure when Jerami Grant became a 42% 3-Pt shooter but I’m not buying it. 40% FGs, 60% FTs on the season is something I do buy. But the minutes are there. I don’t think he’s 12er worthy but he should be owned in deep leagues.

    I am not going to miss Marvin Williams in the REL. His shot has completely evaporated this year. He’s usable but he was playing so ridiculously poorly before the injury.

    • Mari says:
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      @Slim: I don’t know, Slim. I think they’re on a somewhat equal tier. Conley is a better scorer, overall, but Rubio is better at assists and rebounds. And they’re on par in steals. I suppose Conley offers more precious resources with his 3’s, which might nudge him slightly ahead of a healthy Rubio.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Mari: I’m with ya! Conley is at career high in 3s and they’re falling off lately now that he’s been hurt some

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Slim: Conley so banged up and the dimes are so so so low lately. I dunno, that was some of the best Rubio I’ve seen and for it to be off that long a layoff.

      Usable is all I need in the REL! Haha

  3. Lasandro says:
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    So three things following my viewing of the ‘Sota game:
    1) Hot hell, how about that Wiggin, ey? Was hoping for a sexy lil recap but I’m thinkin that you may be gettin tired of writing about him
    2) Rubio was bloody uh-mazing. The Dallas commentators were in aw of his passes and overall vision. On top of that, he was barking out orders every second he was out there and really commanding his unit (like all us men do when we’ve got a bit of alone time). And I loved that he was pissed when Flip pulled him late in the 4th – to meet that 20min max cap – even though Pretty Ricky was the catalyst behind their comeback. I missed him.
    3) The commentators pulled out this gem of a fact: back in the awesome 2004 Wolves squad, Sam “I Am” Cassell was a ALL-NBA 2nd teamer. Wow! Forget how good he was, even in his 30’s

  4. Connor says:
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    Awesome write up again JB, ROS would you rather have Thadd, Batum, or Danny Green?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Connor: Thanks for reading ma! Whewwww, man that’s a great mix. Ya know, I might go Danny green. Batum’s wrist scares me and Thad getting traded scares me

  5. Larry says:
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    Drop Rondo? How long do you think he’ll be out? Burke, Vasquez, Ingles, PBev, Calderon, Brian Roberts, Elfrid are available. Not really in danger of losing playoff spot (2nd overall, 9cat H2H) Team – Rondo, Dragic, Knight, Galloway, Ariza, #Occupy, KD, Millsap, Favors, Whiteside

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Larry: Ugh, yeah as I mention above I could see it for a desperate 10 team league, but I don’t think I would since your team has a nice seed right now

  6. Nikko Respeto says:
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    Hey JB. Recap of last night’s DFS; I came in around 40th of 86,000+. I was up $121 before I went to bed, woke up and only cashed out $35 lol. But, thats more money I can win with. Need some input on the lineups I have (two different cash leagues), plus any picks you think I should have.

    1) Dame, Galloway, Evan Turner, Klay, Melo, Covington, Jason Smith, Bass, Whiteside

    2) Galloway, Tyler Johnson, Klay, Wes Matthews, Hayward, Covington, Bass, Whiteside

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nikko Respeto: Nice work man! Hopefully I helped a little!

      I like the Tyler Johnson for cheap. On the Pod we just recorded that is about out, Mike Gallagher brought up Jerami Grant reamins cheap. Love the Whiteside. If Amundson is cheaper than Bass, I might change that. Love Covington with no MCW. Turner scares me. I picked LIllard for 30 tonight in Slim and I’s challenge, I think he’s due

  7. e says:
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    Kidd-Gilchrist worth a look in a 12 teamer? back to back double-double

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @e: sure if needs call for.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @e: Yeah unfrotunately the steals and blocks arent there like we would’ve previously hoped. Also while it’s good seeing him aggressive, his 67% FT% is kinda high volume and not helping. If you’re doing ok in FT then sure

  8. Ujiri Prokhorov says:
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    Would you drop PBev for Jordan Clarkson in a 14-team H2H 10 Cat? I’ve held him all season but right now, he’s probably my worst player, just in front of Lance Stephenson.

    Other Slim pickin’ viable options on my wire: JGrant, KHump, MSmart, DGallo, LucMbah, JNelson, JIngles, JBayless, LAmundson, CZeller, Broberts, PJTuck, TyJohnson

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ujiri Prokhorov: Ugh I hate Stephenson, I would lose him for Clarkson. Probably holding PBev over those Slim Pickens too

  9. Joe says:
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    I own Jrue and MCW. Jrue could be a keeper if I’m willing to expend a 5th round pick on him next year. No way I keep MCW. Jrue’s repeat injury and the lack of a definitive timeline has me nervous.

    In a 10-team, 9-cat H2H, given my team below, would you drop either of them (or Gobert) for: Jack, Galloway, Clarkson, DeMarre, D.West, Motie, RoLo, or Mozgov?

    Team: Conley, Jrue, MCW, IT2, Tyreke, Matthews, Middleton, Melo, Durant, Marc Gasol, Gobert

    • Joe says:
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      @Joe:

      PS. You know you missed my MCW questions.

      PPS. Random sneaky follow-up double dip: Would you trade Melo for Parsons straight up? Y/N is fine!

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Joe: What place are you in?

        • Joe says:
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          @Bye Felicia:

          Fourth, but it’s a very slim margin at the moment. Six teams make the playoffs.

          • Bye Felicia says:
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            @Joe: I’d probably drop gobert for Jack
            Maybe drop Jru if nothing happens after all-star break.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Joe: Wooo, welcome back MCW questions! Haha. Man, dropping MCW… Ya know what, given you’re scraping and he might miss a few, I think you can risk it now. Def give me Jack for him.

            Sneaky follow up – Yes gimme Parsons! Less risk

  10. Frank White says:
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    Sup JB.. I think I might cut bait on Evan Turner in 9 CAT.. What you think? Also, do you think Mo Williams is worth a pickup now that he’s back?? He di pretty good the first game back and before that he was averaging 12.6/ 2.3/ 6.4 with great FT% and a sprinkle of steals. IDK

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Frank White: Mo Williams is about to be irrelevant with Rubio playing

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: Def don’t like either, yeah Rubio is about to take all the minutes from Mo. I’d probably rather Turner over him, but I think there are better options on the wire

  11. Lord Covington says:
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    just traded my Lawson, Bosh, MaPlumlee for
    Hayward, ZBo, KCP
    What you think?
    I got Harden, Teague, Knight, Augustin, JJohnson, THarris, Kieff, Covington, Gortat, Whiteside.

    Since its a keeper league, now I can keep Harden, Teague, and Hayward. Also got rid of the bad FT% and Lawson’s assist won’t be that missed since I already got so many guards

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Lord Covington: I honestly don’t like it. I don’t like Zbo, I hate KCP inconsistencies. I think you could have got better for Bosh & Lawson. Hayward is fine, the other two I don’t really like.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Lord Covington: Lord Covington! Love it. Yeah I think you gave up slightly too much, I know it helps your keepers but I think lawson’s FT% improve

      • YOho says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Yeah I tried using Lawson and Bosh to get Marc Gasol, didnt work. Bosh’s stats has just been trending downward, especially the steals/rebounds. The emergence of Whiteside (which i own) doesn’t help either. Lawson’s FT% is ok, but Mason’s is not (lost me a week because of his 3/11 game). I never wanted KCP anyways, I want a spot open for streaming. We play h2h one wins, so it’s really helpful to have a roster spot open where you can stream players to help in some categories.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @YOho: I def hear ya there, and yeah, i kinda glossed over the Plumlee part of it, but he’s starting to feel a little droppable. 3-10 yesterday. ugghhhhh

  12. Frank White says:
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    Also I have a Solid team but in the beginning with Westbrook out and Ibaka playing like Doo doo, I was in last place and shot right up to 6th place, which is playoffs. with a pretty good lead from the guys under me and right on the ass of the 3 teams ahead of me. Idk why I’m saying this but you gotta be proud of your Boy!!! LOL. Can’t forget your help picking up the good wire players. I’ve been riding out Middleton, Sweet Lou and Matt Barnes. Plus the’ve been helping my FT and some FG%’s.. Oh I’ve been using Joe Ingles doe almost a week and has been solid.. You like him??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: Nice work man! I remember you were struggling early and I told ya you had a good team! Knew it would turn around. Ingles is fine, but Rodney Hood looms to take minutes when he’s healthy again. Ingles is a little low end.

  13. jcg says:
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    Someone oddly dropped Augustin, who would you drop in an attempt to claim off waivers. 12 team 9 cat

    Lillard
    Conley
    MCW
    Galloway
    Monta

    Giannis
    Covington
    Tobias
    Ryan Anderson

    Drummond
    Gobert
    Cousins
    Dieng

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @jcg: Yes drop Galloway or Gobi

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jcg: Yeah that is weird… Probably Gobert as my drop, hate the minutes

  14. Clay says:
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    Hi JB / Slim,

    In a 16er (9-cat H2H), should I drop Len for any of the following FA’s?

    Barea (short-term)
    Grant
    “the other JB”
    Brooks
    Aminu

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Clay: Haha its obviously the other JB! Eh, not really 🙂 Ummm, yeah I think short term I would get Barea if you need dimes, if not I might roll the dice on Grant. Len totally disappearing

  15. Bye Felicia says:
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    IM NOT SIMMERING DOWN! LOL

    Really, his piggies sprained, he’s paid over $180,000 per game He should be playing, no excuses…

    I’m trading him for Wahhhh Jack

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bye Felicia: Hahahaha nooooooo, don’t do it man!

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @JB Gilpin: gosh danngit! I want Jack on every team! He wants KD 🙂
        Basketball players are still wussies. Oh I got this guy to take my Matthews for Serge heads up. Don’t ask me how, he just accepted LOL

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Bye Felicia: Noice! Def want Serge. Hah I would want Jack on all teams too!

  16. Bye Felicia says:
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    1st place teams start stashing Paul George. Bird said he’s coming back in a month!!!!!

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Bye Felicia: okay sorry I read it wrong. He MIGHT be back in a month or two. I’m still grabbing him in IR league

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Bye Felicia: Yeah for an IR league I totally buy that. But yeah, I wouldn’t in non

        • Bye Felicia says:
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          @JB Gilpin: yeah it popped up in my alert box and I prematurely…. you know

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Bye Felicia: prematurely had to clean your screen off? 🙂

            • Bye Felicia says:
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              @JB Gilpin: that was last night after I streamed Dutchess in 2 leagues when I saw that your boyfriend was sitting out!

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Bye Felicia: I know that killed me that I had a night of no Knight!

  17. Bye Felicia says:
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    Give me Melo & Boogie for the 30 point challenge tonight

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bye Felicia: Can’t they’re both top 10 scorers! Gotta be out of top 10

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @JB Gilpin: okay give me Matthews

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Bye Felicia: Ah nice sounds like a good one!

  18. Bye Felicia says:
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    Hopefully Kidd comes to his senses and plays Henson over ZaZa ROS. I need the blocks in a 14er. It’s time to unleash the Muppet!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bye Felicia: Ehhhh, I dunno, I think they like Zaza’s facilitating

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @JB Gilpin: one can remain optimistic 🙂

  19. Clos says:
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    Jb someone just dropped Jordan Hill in my league.. Think I should drop len for him? With no kobe in the lineup and the only decent player on that team.. What do you think?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Clos: Yeah I’d rather Hill, although on one of my desperate teams I lost Hill too so I get why someone would

  20. Dom B says:
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    Dom B says:
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    Hey is this a good lineup for daily fantasy league salary 60000 or in your opinion what lineup is

    PG Damian Lillard
    Pg Langston Galloway
    SG Klay Thompson
    SG wesely Matthews
    Sf Carmelo Anthony
    Sf Wilson chandler
    PF brandon bass
    PF louis Amundson
    C Hassan white side

    Reply

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dom B: Got ya on the Pod!

  21. Abulldogs says:
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    Hey JB,

    I am changing roster to get ready for playoff.
    If I were to trade Horford for Hayward, Conley, Jack, MCW, or DJ, am I losing or gaining value? Which one should be my priority and which one should I avoid?

    Thank you!!

    • Abulldogs says:
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      @Abulldogs:

      Another question.

      Mo Williams, Bayless, Ginobili, and Patterson. Can you rank these in order for ROS including playoff?

    • Abulldogs says:
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      @Abulldogs:

      Add Lillard to this list 🙂

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Abulldogs: Whoa, yeah def targeting Lillard if you can! Doubt that will work, Conley I would do if it fits needs maybe… A little worried about all his injuries hurting the #s. Rest I prob wouldn’t

        ROS – Gimme Patterson, Ginobili, Bayless, Mo.

        Any time!

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