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Back in the 1960s, the Batman television show with Adam West would have POW graphics written across the screen. Although corny, they brought us back to the comic book roots and accentuated a fight scene. Or disguised the “terribly choreographed” ones. I never really thought about it like that until I came across that article, but it does make total scene. The acting and fight scenes were an abomination, but I guess that was part of the allure. Anyways, to get the bad taste out of my mouth from re-watching old clips and remembering the unfortunate state of much of my childhood, I went to the good ole YouTube search box and typed in Mike Tyson knockouts. I don’t feel so bad about my youth anymore. Now, those POWs had substance. Which brings me to Dwight Powell of the Dallas Mavericks.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 12 0 0 1 2 0 6/12 6/6

Got the start at center again and played 29 minutes. Since January 31st, Powell has played 29, 23, 31, 29, 31, and 28 minutes. There’s been only one game during that stretch he hasn’t started. Dirk Nowitzki did miss last night’s game, but Powell had been starting next to Dirk when he was in the lineup. With the Mavs out of contention, it only makes sense for Powell to continue getting run down the stretch. Over the past week, he’s been a top 50 player for fantasy, averaging over 15 points, 8 boards, 1 steal, 2 assists, and shooting over 70% from the field and 80% from the free throw line. Ka-POW!

Here’s what else I saw last night:

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Derrick Favors:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 15 11 0 2 1 1 0 7/13 1/2

Played 31 minutes. The Jazz did themselves a Favors by not trading him at the deadline.

Joe Ingles:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 5 4 2 0 2 6/9 8/12 2/2

Gordon Hayward who? Ingles is a top 30 player over the past week. One of the sneakier producers for fantasy this season.

Royce O’Neale:

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

Got the start with Ricky Rubio sitting and played 33 minutes. The team loves him for his hustle and energy. Won’t jack up too many shots, but will board, assist, and get his 211 on. When Rubio returns, the minutes will probably return to the 20 mpg level.

Rudy Gobert:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 12 11 3 0 2 2 0 3/9 6/7

Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!

Donovan Mitchell:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 6 2 1 0 3 2/5 10/24 5/5

Can slide into my DMs anytime. Hope DSJ doesn’t find out.

Jae Crowder:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 5 3 1 0 3 3/7 5/11 2/2

We tried to record a pod last week. Three times and three mishaps. Anyways, Craig Bozic was the most bullish about Crowder’s prospects in Utah. Cheerio!

Jusuf Nurkic left the game early due to lower back and hip pain.

Damian Lillard:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 39 3 1 0 1 2 2/8 12/25 13/13

Ahhhh, all is right in the world again.

Can listen to that all day everyday.

Ed Davis:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 12 0 1 0 2 0 4/6 0

Played 29 minutes. If Nurkic misses any time, Mr. Ed is your horse.

JaMychal Green:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 12 2 1 1 0 0/3 5/12 4/4

Played 30 minutes. Will provide the occasional double-dub in points and boards, but don’t expect too much interest from this Green.

Tyreke Evans:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 12 5 3 0 0 4 1/4 3/11 5/6

Played 26 minutes. I’m still angry, for some reason, that the Grizzlies didn’t trade Tyreke. I don’t own him in fantasy. Just makes no sense. This is why any market that has human participants will never be completely efficient.

Andrew Harrison only played 11 minutes. He was recovering from a physical illness and was in constant foul trouble.

No Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony means fire up Paul George.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 33 1 8 3 1 2 5/10 10/24 8/11

Settle down, Paul. Save all of this for Los Angeles.

Raymond Felton:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 14 6 8 0 0 1 2/8 3/12 6/6

Got the start for Russ and played 34 minutes. I can’t believe Felton is 33 years old. Seems just like yesterday he was donning the UNC uniform.

Alex Abrines:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 16 6 0 1 0 1 4/7 6/13 0

Got the start at shooting guard and played 37 minutes. He’s been averaging around 25 mpg in six games this month. Should continue to start ahead of Terrance Ferguson, so if you need 3s, Abrines could be your guy.

De’Aaron Fox:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 23 2 2 3 0 5 1/3 8/16 6/8

Played 35 minutes. With all the stupid stuff that the Kings do as an organization, at least they are not screwing it up with Fox. After languishing in the bottom five for pace, the Kings are now in the middle of the pack with Fox running the show.

It’s been a while since we updated the Vivek and Vlade bet.

Bogdan Bogdanovic:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 13 3 8 1 0 2 2/5 5/12 1/2

Buddy Hield:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 16 4 1 2 1 3 2/5 6/13 2/2

Bog played 31 minutes while Buddy played 19 minutes. Gotta give the edge to the Serbian.

Karl-Anthony Towns:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 29 8 6 1 3 1 2/7 10/17 7/7

There was not a more sure thing in the world than KAT double-dubbing. That is, except buying Bitcoin at $18,000. There’s no such thing as a sure thing in this world.

Jimmy Butler:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 5 3 2 0 3 1/1 5/9 7/9

Still rejuvenating from his revenge game in Chicago.

For the Mavs, here were the players that were listed as OUT: Dirk Nowitzki, JJ Barea, Wesley Matthews, Nerlens Noel, Seth Curry, D. Finney-Smith, and Johnathan Motley. As a result, Doug McDermott got the start and played 34 minutes.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 3 4 1 0 1 2/6 3/9 0

The answer is no.

Yogi Ferrell:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 5 1 3 0 0 4/8 7/14 2/2

Yabba dabba doo!

Dennis Smith Jr.:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 16 5 11 1 0 6 2/6 7/18 0

My boo. Till death do us part.

Jalen Jones played 23 minutes and Kyle Collinsworth played 31 minutes. Put your thumb on your nose. Now extend your index finger to the top of your forward. Without moving your fingers, place your thumb HERE. Now read where your index finger is.

Clint Capela:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 11 0 1 3 0 0 6/10 4/11

C&C Music Factory. That free throw percentage making us sweat, though.

Michael Beasley:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 13 3 0 0 0 0/1 8/16 0

Will call him The Mule. Isn’t a freak and won’t be on many highlight reels. All he does is deliver the goods.

Emmanuel Mudiay:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 2 10 0 0 2 0/3 5/14 4/4

Played 29 minutes, while Jarrett Jack only played 8 minutes. It’s about freaking time. I’ve been clammoring for that all season. The interesting thing here, though, is that Frank Ntilikina played 31 minutes and often alongside Mudiay.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 12 3 1 0 0 1 2/2 3/7 4/4

If the Frenchise starts playing the 2, that obviously is not a good thing for Courtney Lee, who played 21 minutes. It’s only one game, so let’s not get our panties in a bunch, but it’s something we definitely need to monitor.

Thaddeus Young:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 18 11 5 0 1 2 2/2 7/11 2/4

Back-to-back double dubs. Young is inconsistent, but he gets the minutes and shot attempts.

Victor Oladipo:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 8 9 6 1 1 2/8 10/24 8/10

Oladipo Ho! Oladipo Ho!

Joe Young:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 11 3 1 0 0 0 1/3 5/9 0

Played 31 minutes to the 21 minutes for Corey Joseph, who is pretty turrable.

LeBron James almost messed around.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 8 10 1 1 2 2/5 9/20 4/7

I guess you could technically say that he did mess around yesterday, as he led the clowning session of the Celtics on Paul Pierce jersey retirement day.

So, the new acquisitions all played.

  • George Hill started at point guard and played 21 minutes. Scored 12 points.
  • Larry Nance Jr. came off the bench and played 21 minutes. 5 points/4 boards/3 assists/1 steal.
  • Jordan Clarkson came off the bench and played 23 minutes. Scored 17 points.
  • Rodney Hood played 19 minutes and scored 15 points.

The Cavs won 121-99. Before anyone gets their panties in a bunch, it was just one game.

Kyrie Irving (18 points) and Marcus Morris (17 points) were the only two starters to score in double figures.

Terry Rozier:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 9 5 0 1 1 3/8 6/15 6/7

Played 34 minutes. Will continue being the main guy off the bench for as long as Marcus Smart is out.

Greg Monroe:

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

Played 12 minutes. I don’t think he gets more than 20 minutes of run.

Reggie Bullock:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 20 5 2 0 0 3 3/6 7/13 3/4

Played 34 minutes. All the writers at Razzball told you to pick him up. Were you good little grasshoppers?

Andre Drummond:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 15 2 1 3 1 0 8/14 9/13

Yawn. Wake me up when he goes 30/30.

Taurean Prince:

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

He’s young, athletic, on a bad team, and has potential. I think I’d rather watch paint dry while dropping my computer onto my toes every five minutes.

Dewayne Dedmon:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 20 13 1 3 1 2 1/1 7/9 5/6

Played 31 minutes. Hahahahahahahahahahwks.

OG Anunoby left the game due to an ankle injury. CJ Miles was the main beneficiary yesterday.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 24 1 1 2 1 0 6/9 8/11 2/2

Played 18 minutes. Norman Powell could also be in the mix if OG misses any time. Need 3s? CJ’s your guy.

Dwight Howard:

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

Had double-dubbed 12 straight games before going three games without one. Let’s see if he gets a new streak going now.

Kemba Walker:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 23 2 9 1 1 2 4/6 7/17 5/6

I think MJ is going to regret not trading Kemba at the deadline.

Nicolas Batum:

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

We opened the piece with such a bang. I’m a dualistic kind of guy, so I guess it’s only fitting that we end with a whimper.

  1. I just wanna Kawhi says:
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    Damn I don’t think I will ever be able to move Young. I want to swap Tobias for him so bad!

    Lucked out on Mudiay the other night, was able to pick the guy up from the wire. I knew it was supposed to be a 4-PG rotation but to my surprise, Mudi logged in 29 minutes. He is inconsistent and a known FG killer, but Ntilikina is still too raw either, so who knows what will happen with that Knicks team.

    Bullock is still producing. Guess my $18 bid was worth it. I also took a flier on Willy H. Lol It’s seriously funny that I had to try him out, that’s how thin our wire is! Ha. RHJ is returning once the NBA games resume after ASB so I’m just gonna drop him.

    I’m loving my suns rookie so far–Josh Jax. But Warren still has a firm hold on the SF spot, unless they pull another Bledsoe shit and shut the guy down which for me is the stupidest thing. As much as I want Josh to play heavy minutes, I still don’t like sitting players (unless you’re an old guy like Tyson C), it just creates a negative/losing culture.

    Anyway, Kawhi still sucks.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @I just wanna Kawhi: You’ll be able to move Young. Just a matter of how low you want to go. Young does still have value and has played well the past two games. Just gotta find that one.

      I was surprised by Mudiay. At least Jack seems to be out of the rotation so there’s that. Plus, he and Frank played together. With that said, he still sucks, but opportunity is opportunity.

      Bullock was a good pickup. Glad you listened to all the writers here. Willy H shall never be free.

      JJ should continue to get run, even as the sixth man.

      Ha! I’ve been Kawhi-ing with you all season my man

      • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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        Ha! Love me some Josh Jackson! But I’m thinking of benching him against the warriors, what do you say?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @I just wanna Kawhi: I’m playing him. Vegas has this projected for a big blowout, so he could get more run in garbage time.

          • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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            @Son:

            Yea,I just hope he doesn’t destroy my FG tho. Lol Cos I’m battling the worst team in my league. His squad

            Paul, Chris
            Thompson, Klay
            Aldridge
            Dejounte
            Zbo
            Mason Plumlee
            Monroe
            KCP
            Valentine

            Whilst mine is:
            Butler
            Donovan
            Capela
            McCollum
            Rickybobby
            Young
            Bullock
            RHJ
            Mudi

            So basically, what I’m trying to do is control my FG% as much as possible. This is a very winnable game that’s for sure but we’re trying to win as much as 8 cats (at least win either the TO cat or FG) to get to that numero uno spot. Ha. What do you say ma man? And his Spurs won’t play a single game this week. Lol But I could see myself playing Josh, with Elfrid in town things will be a bit more stabilized, and from what I remember Josh didn’t commit a single turnover the last time out. Mudiay tho……….

  2. Blint says:
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    Hey just a correction, Cleveland won the game and you have it as Boston won the game!

    Allen Crabbe or Avery Bradley ROS? Thank you

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Blint: Ha! Thanks Blint. Missed that.

      Crabbe

  3. Craig Bozic

    Craig Bozic says:
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    Jae Crowder with 1 more minute last night than my 27 minute podcast projection.

    #SalvageSomething

    Utah just keep winning!!….Leggo Jazz

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Craig Bozic: Ha! Cheerio! You are the Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, and Hoops Prophet Extraordinary!

  4. RICE says:
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    Hey Son!

    Only two moves allowed for this week:

    1) Can drop either John Henson or Marquise Chris to pick up:

    Powell or Bender

    2) Can drop Harrison or the remaining player from above to pick up:

    Mudiay or Crowder

    Thanks in advance!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @RICE: 1) Chriss for Bender

      2) Harrison for Mudiay

      • RICE says:
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        @Son: I stepped away from the computer for too long and missed out on Powell, Bender, and Mudiay.

        Drop Merquise Chris or Harrison for Crowder? Or just hold onto my moves and see what develops through the week?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @RICE: Unacceptable!

          I would not drop Chriss for Crowder. Maybe for Harrison but I’d probably hold on a little bit. See how Memphis handles Tyreke.

          • RICE says:
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            @Son: I know man! Every time I put my career before my fantasy team I end up regretting it!

  5. Not your average Joe says:
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    12-team, 9-cat, h2h, keeper. (I won’t bore you with keeper rules, but I’ll just say the guys with an * can be kept at the cheap price of a late round pick, though I can only keep 3).

    Team: Lillard, Teague, Beal, J.Jax*, BojBog*, Gallo, Beasley*, Randle, KaPowell*, Bam*, Gobert

    So my team is down to three drafted players. I can only *not* trade Gobert. I’m in 6th place and whether this team can compete for 1st with Lillard as my only top 20 player is anyone’s guess. So a few questions, based in part of your assessment of whether a team like mine could realistically win a 12-teamer:

    1. Should I trade Bam for D.Howard? Howard is better, and isn’t facing competition at his position, but he’s also not a keeper, and good god that’s FT punting level of missed FTs.

    2. Should I trade Lillard or Beal if I can get a 2nd-3rd round pick in return and/or an 11th round keeper like Mitchell?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I think your squad has a chance. Comes down to health and matchups.

      1) I would not trade Bam for Dwight.

      2) I’d trade Beal for 11th rd Mitchell.

  6. Malik stunk says:
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    Brook Lopez or John Collins ROS?

    Cheers

    • Son

      Son says:
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      If you want 3s, the Brook. If you want boards, then Collins

  7. David says:
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    would you trade nurkic for isaiah thomas or elfrid payton ??

    h2h 9cat

    thanks

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @David: What’s rest of squad look like?

      • David says:
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        @Son: my squad :teague,DSJ,j.butler,roco,bullock,gary harris,middleton,dray,horford,nurkic,m.turner & wcs

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @David: Id do it for Elf

  8. Shawn says:
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    Advice on two offers involving Nic Batum if you think either is a don’t miss value. 20 team dynasty.

    -Batum for Kris Dunn.

    -Batum for Thon Maker (what are your thoughts on this guy?) and pick next year (would be 16-20th pick).

    Or I could just hold Batum as I’m fairly guard heavy with D. Russel, J. Murray, M. Brogdon, and Mr. Yips (Fultz). Thanks for the advice!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Shawn: I’d rather have Dunn. As for Thon, I’m a sucker for him. Needs to get stronger and more physical, but he’s still only 20 years old and raw. Between Thon and Dunn, would rather have Dunn.

  9. Mr. Blast says:
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    AYO! My dude,

    Drop Dejounte / Nance for Mudiay or hold ?

  10. AJ says:
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    Son, I am still scrambling due to losing Boogie in one league… I have T. Gibson, J. Allen, D. Dedmon, and J. Henson… D. Powell and D. Bender are available. Should I make a move or stand pat?

    • AJ says:
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      @AJ: adding on to that… Is it time to cut T. Prince, C. Lee, or BogBog for D. Carroll or BojBog? The last 2 guys just became available.

      • Son

        Son says:
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        @AJ: I would for Prince and Lee

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @AJ: I’d go Bender over Henson

      • AJ says:
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        @Son: Thank you as always!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @AJ: Anytime!

  11. J-Paul says:
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    Hi Son, I just did a fearless trade to my team…my Lou Wil, J. Murray, J. Brown, Lamarcus A. and D. Howard to C, Lee, D. Favors, Kemba, Jokic and Porter. Am I a winner? or fare trade? or losing trade…. T_T

    • Son

      Son says:
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      It’s a fair trade. You improve your FT% and I like the big men you received. You take a slight hit at the guard position, but more than make up for it at forward. It’s tough to get a pure gauge of a trade without team/league context, but in a vacuum, looks good.

      • J-Paul says:
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        @Son:
        this is my current line up
        cp3
        dsj
        stephcurry
        d russell
        w barton
        kuzma
        sabonis
        crowder
        my IL
        millsap

        • J-Paul says:
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          @J-Paul:
          I mean this is the rest of my line-up…

          I am still at 7th placer on our league…. T_T

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @J-Paul: Got it. You were super guard heavy, so I like what you did. Glad you got Dwight off that squad. Can still improve in boards though

  12. I just wanna Kawhi says:
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    Son, your thoughts on swapping Leonard for Draymond?

  13. Wen says:
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    Hi Son, I have a really tough decision to make and need your help. I don’t know what to do when Rondae Hollis-Jefferson comes back and I am torn. Would you drop any one of the following or you just cut Rondae? No particular needs or position required. Thanks for your advice!

    Bogdan Bogdanovic
    George Hill
    Reggie Bullock
    Courtney Lee
    Robin Lopez
    Dewayne Dedmon
    DeMarre Carroll
    Bobby Portis

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Wen: That is tough. I’m an RHJ guy, so probably Lopez for me

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