Well Ello there, Poppet!  Bootstraps Bill Turner pulled a scoop and squat shot with under a second left to pull off the upset of the century…. It’s only been 15 years this century, it could be true!

Evan Turner put together a solid 12/7/9/1/0 line hitting 4-11 from the field and all 4 freebies with only 2 TO.  Ending the first half on a high note!  The move back to his more natural SF spot is finally paying off, as he’s averaging at least 6/6/6 (THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST!) the past 4 games.  The FG% is terrible, but I guess I have to believe a little in the out-of-position dimes.  The greatest trick Miss Turner ever played was convincing me he wasn’t fantasy usable!  Well, he still isn’t ever going to be a stalwart on 10 or 12 team squads due to the low %s, TOs, and absence of 3s, but a lot of teams could use his popcorn stats for their build.  He’s like Lance Stephenson, but actually worth owning!  At least for now, if he sticks with Boston until the end of the year… Here’s what else went down in our last busy slate of NBA games before the All-Star Break:

Jason Smith The mid-range is falling!  25/7 hitting 10-16 from the field, but did nothing else of value. Boooor-ing!

Langston Galloway Eesh, needs some of Smith’s mid-range magic!  1-6 from the field in a pretty empty 8/2/3/0/0 line in 24 minutes.  That said, hit 6-6 FT and didn’t have a TO.  Still enough upside with the possible trade of Jose Calderon and the definitive shutdown of Carmelo Anthony looming.

Nikola Vucevic An empty 28/18 with 4 TO.  Hard to block or steal Jason Smith when he takes catch-and-shoots from 20!

Channing Frye Dislocated his left index finger, so he’ll be doing less indexing.  Why is it called an index finger?  Because people never index and it’s a worthless term for a worthless finger?  Meh, should be fine after the break so still not surge in my KOQ for Kyle O’Quinn.

Dewayne Dedmon Picked up a lot of the open PF minutes and racked up 6 blocks.  Was guarding all the Knicks bigs except Jason Smith!

Paul Millsap Had a rough shooting night, but hurt his hand.  “I feel like I’m shooting with an oven mitt on!”

Danny Green The Tarhell Triple!  Hit 5 of em in a rainbow 19/8/4/2/2 line with no TO.  That’s how to bust out of a slump!  Hopefully you got a buy low in there to roll in some Green.

Kawhi Leonard Double up the Spurs rainbowers!  8/6/4/4/2 but shot a horrific 2-12.  Is that goal regulation size or what?!

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope KCP!  MVP!  20/3/0/0/1 hitting 7-15 with a couple of treys.  One of those blocks was on Kawhi in transition!  You wily KCP, you…

DeMar DeRozan At least a good player hit a game-winner last night!  Turner burn!  23/3/2/3/0, hitting only 6-18, but that includes the big one.  And 10-10 FT.  Good to see DD back with the big cleave.

Lou Williams The Lou was sweet last night!  Hit 8-16 including 4 treys with that beautifully sweet 7-7 FT.  And almost rainbowed for the icing on top!  27/4/1/2/1 with no TO.  Why you stick with the ups and downs of Sweet Lou.

Jonas Valanciunas Sheesh, can’t fault you for not sticking with the ups and downs of the Lame Lithuanian.  Only 16 minutes for 6/5/0/0/0 with 3 TO.  I would still try and hold strong with the lame, even with the dwindling flame.  It’s a Brad Evans player!

John Wall If anyone is looking forward to a break it’s Wall!  Fighting through injuries and migraines for a 21/4/8/1/0 line with a trey.  5 TO is no bueno, but kudos for Wall avoiding some DNPs through these past few weeks, unlike a lot of other studs.

Drew Gooden – Man, feels like the past few years we’ve gotten these weird Gooden blips!  10/12/3 on 5-12 shooting.  Taking advantage of Kris Humphries out with love sickness.  I miss Kim!  At least her new man acts like a moron all the time…

Anthony Davis Vacating the All-Star Game like a Little League title!  Little League burn!  Hopefully he’s resting up to have a big second half for meaningful basketball…

Toney Douglas Extra E Toney!  14/1/7 in 25 minutes, given a lot were in some brutal junk time.  The Pelicans still lack a true PG with Jrue Holiday on the shelf, so some deep league usable minutes should be there after the break.

George Hill Took full advantage of the Pelicans going PG commando!  17/3/9/2/0 on 6-11 FG (4-5 3PTM 1-1 FT) in only 29 minutes.  Break up the Pacers!

Kevin Love Pow, right in the kisser!  Well, I think that means in the mouth… Love got conked in the eye…  Hit him in the eye!  My brother used to yell that at hockey games… Anyway, Love suffered a corneal abrasion, which sounds like some sort of corn recipe.  He’s traveling with the Cavs for tonight, but could end up being held out if they can’t find suitable goggles at the Chicago Lenscrafters.

Timofey Mozgov Healthcare.Mozgov sure shoved around waiver darling Hassan Whiteside last night!  20/7/2/0/2, but a lot of buckets were right-place, right-time sorta putbacks.  And Whiteside still played well for 17/14.

Shabazz Napier Whoa, look at the facilitator! 6/2/8/1/1, and the only Heat player to get more than 3 dimes.  Eh, it’s still kinda a mess and Dwyane Wade will limp back into the line-up at some point…

Luol Deng Rainbow alert!  17/7/2/2/2 with 3 treys.  Ends the first half on a high note, but he had 3 COMBINED steals and blocks his previous 7 games.  If he can be a sweetener in an All-Star break deal, I’d see what you could swindle.

DeMarcus Cousins – The spirit of Karl amped him up!  28/19/5/0/4 in Ty Corb’s last game, albeit with his typical 6 TO.  Imagine how good Cuz would be in 9-cat if Karl can cut (alliteration!) those TO in half.

Khris Middleton Like an annoying fingerprint, can’t get him off the glass!  15/10/3/2/0 with no TO hitting a trey.  He’s been such a find this past month, I am depressed as hell I gave up on The Duchess early on in the REL.

John Henson Ya know, you’ll take the line (12/4/0/0/5 on 5-8 FG 2-2 FT) mostly because of the blocks, but he definitely pulls a “who farted?” face every call against him.  And got shoved around by the Boogie.  Maybe Boogie had gas – ate too many brats pregame.  A great comment yesterday was if Henson could go for Jordan Hill after this game, and I would go Hill unless a blocks-only need.  Hip should be healed up post ASB.

Ricky Rubio So I’m going to be the highest ranker of Rubio next year.  Just you wait.  I’ve never seen him this aggressive with his shot, and maybe it’s a test-case for if he should expand his O next year and the answer thus far has been an easy yes.  7-16 FG 18/9/5/3/0, you wish there would be a few more dimes, but against the tough D of Stephen Curry and the Warriors, the Wolves almost pulled this out.  And Rubio got up to 32 minutes.  Might be worth a buy in an All-Star break trade for ROS this year too.

Andrew Wiggins Easy buy low.  Only 6/4/4/2/0 and I would be absolutely floored if Kevin Martin AND Thaddeus Young are still on the Wolves post-deadline.  I’d bet both are gone, but at least one should be axed.

Mike Conley Eesh, still a major struggle.  Only 18 minutes of 8/1/0/1/0 and barely played in the second half.  Needs the healing power of the break!  Maybe Terrell Owens can lend him one of those oxygen bed thingies.

Marc Gasol Equally a rough game.  The Grizz need time to hibernate.

Russell Westbrook Took advantage of the Grizzly Cubs!  24/9/9/1/0 hitting only 4 FG, but 15-15 FT.  Feels like every game he’s at a tripdub…

Kevin Durant Paying off for patient owners in a short week!  26/10/3/1/3 last night hitting 9-15 FG (4-6 3PTM 4-4 FT) and all with nary a TO.

Mitch McGary – Well, there goes that…  0-3 FG in 15 minutes of 0/2/0/0/0 and fouling out.

J.J. Barea Woooo!  At least one of my Mavs stream calls went well… Shaking my head at you, Al-Farouq Aminu…  22/4/3 for Barea hitting 4 treys.  And the Mavs won!

Monta Ellis – Was doubtful, yet ended up playing.  Such a rope-a-dope ending up with 7 steals!  Didn’t do much else, but I think the Jazz forgot he was out there…

Bernard James – Here’s the ultimate FU to Dwight Powell – the Mavs sign James the day of the final first half game, and James plays 22 minutes off the bench and Powell gets a DNP-CD.  I mean, they might as well cut Powell, try to break up his marriage and frame him for murder!

Elijah Millsap – StealNOF!  Doesn’t quite work… But 10/8/2/2/0 for baby Millsap in 37 minutes starting for Joe “my old man back is thrown out” Ingles.

Rudy Gobert Wahhhhh, Enes Kanter is whining and says he wants to get traded, even though everyone knows he must be licking the balls of the Jazz management.  I mean, he’s starting over someone everyone knows is better, and he’s complaining!?  Enes the penis, that’s for sure… Anyway, Gobert had another 4 blocks last night in an otherwise poopy game, but if the starting minutes are there, we’ve seen what he can do.  Easily a must-add in all leagues if owners dropped him, which I’m sure many did.

Nick Young – Well, for all the talk we gave him on the Pod yesterday, now Nick Young is hurt…  Hah, well it wasn’t exactly fantasy-relevant talk, but suffered a left peroneal tendon strain which sounds like an alien virus.  It’s more or less an ankle tweak that might cost him a few after the break, but if Swaggy has somehow helped your team I wouldn’t do anything rash.

Ed Davis Big Ed with the big D!  8/11/3/1/3 in 24 minutes off the bench.  Erstwhile, Tarik Black is starting and is a James Cameron’s The Abyss out there…

Robin Lopez Fineeeeee this was a useful game, I give in.  JOKE’S ON YOU NO I’M NOT!  Terrible, and not ownable in any leagues, he missed a FT and got a TO?!  Garbage!  Rather Andrea Bargnani

The Rockets lay a Brickhouse – Houston for 9-45 from 3-point land.  The NBA record for 3s attempted in a game is 49, and here’s a tip – when you’re shooting 20% from deep you shouldn’t come close to that record!  Of course, trying to tell Josh Smith to stop taking 3s is like telling Katt Williams to stop getting perms…

DeAndre Jordan Hack a Jordan!  12-26 at the FT line, and that volume surely cost a lot of owners their matchups this week.  At least he Goroed again!  24/20/2/3/2 to put a rainbow line on top of it.  Although I could see his last rebound getting vacated (damn, shoulda saved the Little League joke for here…) as Chris Paul almost grabbed it then let it slip through his fingers so DJ could nab it.  Fishy I say!

Spencer Hawes – As we talked about on the Pod, this game was tailor-made for more small ball, and with DeAndre getting his, there’s no room for two 7-footers.  This line-up ain’t big enough for the both of us!  Hey, at least Samurai Spence can hit his FT!

 

Streamers/Cheap Daily League Picks (? eh, probably not any daily going on tonight…)

Tony Snell (10% owned) – I imagine that ownership is a direct reflection of there being only one game tonight and he’s off a hot one.  Jimmy Butler is unlikely to suit up, so Mach Schnell!  Snatch up Tony!

Mike Dunleavy (34% owned) – Really no other options, and Mikey D is still out there in 2/3 of leagues and should get good minutes sans-Butler even off the injury.  He said he felt good in his return Tuesday, so 28-30 minutes a few treys should be there.

 

I hope everyone had a solid shortened week, and we’ll catch you for a short daily notes tomorrow!

  1. Anthony says:
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    I love me some #OccupyDraymondGreen but I’ve been offered Gobert and Covington in exchange for my Green. I’d be dumping Stephenson to the WW. In a vacuum, would you say yay or nay?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Anthony: Whewwww, love the upside of Gobert and I like Covington, btu I think I’d need a tad more

  2. Lasandro says:
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    So Phoenix is openly wanting a first round pick in return for dragic. Is this potential trade gonna be a strong possibility in your eyes? If so, I’m thinking a strong buy-low offer should be grown at IT2’s owner yes? If dragic ends up in Houston (as per one of the likelihoods), I’m not quite sure if his stock goes up playing with another ball dominant wing

    Also, G Hill, Clarkson or Mo Will (till kemba’s return) in a 14cat?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Lasandro: Sure, but I dunno if the Dragic deal happens. Helps Suns have been bad lately… But yeah, IT2 shoudln’t cost much for a buy low spec offer.

      I’d take Hill for now, MO is close

  3. Tosh says:
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    Hey let up on Lopez, he’s not terrible. He went 10/9 and 3 blks yesterday. 10/7 1.6 blks with 51% and 76% for the season in deep leagues is valuable. Some of us play in leagues that are bigger than 10 teams,

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Tosh: Hah it’s tongue and cheek man, you must be a newer reader 🙂 I’ve been slamming Lopez since last year just for fun and because I hate watching him, btu sure he’s prob must own in all leagues. My favorite league is a 20 team 340 players owner Razzball Elite League – “Some of us play in leagues that are bigger than 10 teams,”….

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tosh: So many typos! but* owned* It’s so early!

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Tosh point NO. Lol

  4. Shaft says:
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    JB my man. with the enes kanter trade request news, would you trade T Chandler for Gobert? I almost view it as a defensive trade since the owner im fighting with for first place each week grabbed him a few weeks ago and a gobert breakout could be devastating.

    a few other ideas heading into the allstar break…

    2. would you give up favors for Giannis? Owner who has him has kept him on the bench all season. i want to make an offer, but im afraid it will wake him up and put Giannis in with his starters…

    3. same with kawhi.. his owner was benching him in favor of Beal ever since kawhi got injured weeks ago. with the beal news should i offer like Jack and Chandler or Favors for Kawhi?

    my 8-cat 10-teamer team is:
    G: Lillard, Knight, Rubio, Jack
    F: Durant, Draymond Green, Favors, Covington
    C: Boogie, Hassanity, T Chandler

    Thanks! You guys are the reason I’m even competitive in my league. Drafting Knight and grabbing Draymond, Covington and Whiteside off the wire is all you and Slim.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shaft: What’s good man!? Whewwww, I hate Chandler and love Gobert upside. Close. Leaning not quite yet, but barely.

      2. haha the dead team conundrum. If he’s not looking now I doubt he’ll respond to a trade request, so I would just not offer.

      3. That one has enough upside to try. You play either of these teams in a matchup ROS? I would wait until after you play them haha.

      Nice man, glad we helped!

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        @JB Gilpin: 2. he’s actually a pretty active guy in our league. he’s in third place, he must just undervalue Giannis. with that extra context, worth making the offer?

        3. I play the Giannis owner once more, kawhi owner i wont see again until possibly the playoffs

        • Bye Felicia says:
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          @Shaft: active owner and having Kawhi & Alphabet on the bench for weeks is an oxymoron 🙂

          • Shaft says:
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            @Bye Felicia: different owners actually. i just think 1) defensive stats in our league get overlooked in favor of the popcorn numbers and 2) Giannis and Kawhi are both undervalued in my league because there stats aren’t eye-popping like Aldridge, Vucevic, Duncan, etc. despite the all-around production which is what really gets me hard

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Shaft: I think with the upside of Whiteside, I would try and get Giannis indeed, but doesn’t make sense he’s benching Alphabet!

  5. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    I was offered DeRozan for Giannis. I know Giannis will have a big second half, but I can use a scorer.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheMuppetManiac: Yeah if you’re OK in boards and blocks, I would be fine taking that

  6. Bye Felicia says:
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    I like fantasy baseball don’t get me wrong but NBA is 10x better than baseball!
    -Pete Rose-

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bye Felicia: Haha, he probably said that after he was thrown out of baseball and didn’t have the inside fix haha

  7. Guile says:
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    Wassssup JB!

    I’m in a h2h 9 cat leauge. Was wondering if Ryan Anderson or Roy Hibbert (or both) are dropable in favor of playing the WW? I’ve had a few scheduled loses this season, where my opponent just has way more guys playing then me.

    Also, I got guys like Jrue Holiday and Howards on my ww. Thought about dropping one of the two guys mentioned for Holiday…seeing as he should be back after ASB. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Guile: What’s good man?! I would probably rather lose Anderson if you needed to stream, but yeah I’d rather be stashing Jrue over Anderson.

      • Guile says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Outside of blocks what makes Hibbert so valuable though? He has low minutes, low rebounds?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Guile: Well that’s just it, 3s are much easier to stream than blocks, even with the glut of big men coming off the wire. Ryno’s not exactly getting many minutes or rebounds either.

  8. Clay says:
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    Hey JB,

    The Knicks are planning on shutting down Melo after ASG. Who should I try to grab off the FA board tomorrow on the Melo-less Knicks?

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      @Clay: Yes indeed-io. Galloway is the only interesting guy to me really, maybe if desperately needing treys I could see grabbing Timmy J too, but meh. No “big” winners to me

  9. Matlock says:
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    Smart or turner ros in a vacuum?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matlock: Ohhhh man that’s a good one, I’ll lean Smart for 3s/Stls

  10. EK says:
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    Rolo or Peko?
    H2H 9 cat

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EK: Hah even with my ridiculous Rolo biases, it’s gotta be Rolo over Pek

  11. Hamtime says:
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    1. My Darren collison for his derozan 14m/9cat
    2. M Barnes or patterson?

    • JoeJ says:
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      @Hamtime: No and patterson

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hamtime: 1. I probably wouldn’t yet, but for me if you don’t have an AST need it’s even. 2. PitPat!

  12. JoeJ says:
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    Trade my Collison and Gortat for Bledsoe OR
    Collison, Gortat, and McGary or Ryan Anderson for Bledsoe and Ariza
    Other guy hates Ariza’s fg and wants to get rid of him

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JoeJ: I would do the first so def like the second one a lot more, more or less becomes McGary for an Ariza! Haha

      • JoeJ says:
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        @JB Gilpin: He pulled back the Ariza trade after quickly offering it, he likely figured out it was a bad deal for him. He now offers his Marc Gasol, Bledsoe, and Ariza for my Aldridge, Collison, and Jarrett Jack. Thoughts on that? I’m second he’s third and 4 teams make playoffs this could swing the league

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          @JoeJ: Boooo, damn the flip floppers! Hmmm, Ya know I still kinda like it. Rather Aldridge over Gasol but only barely. Rather Bledsoe over Colly and Ariza is probably = to Jack. You’re giving up a little more scoring and assists and getting back better all around stuff, if you have good PG depth and scoring I would do it

    • Ryan says:
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      @JoeJ: I like either one of those trades A LOT. I know you’re saying that he hates Ariza and all, but I kinda doubt anyone gives him up for either McGary or Anderson.

      Most people are probably realizing that McGary doesn’t have long term value and honestly Anderson’s FG% isn’t exactly a whole lot better than Ariza’s..

  13. Clos says:
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    Jb what’s good man? Have you been seeing these temperatures in toronto!? Cold up here man! Anyways thanks to you and slim I’ve got my team in first right now by 16.5 games and just beat the second place guy 5-4 during this short week.. So been making some pretty big trades this year.. Some smart drops and pick ups with your opinions and some smart drafting thanks to your pre rankings.. Just wanted to know if you think there’s any trades you think I can make with the guys I have for a better playoff schedule or any drops picks up.. Just some general input from you to see where my teams at going into the playoffs..

    Paul
    Knight
    Colly
    Demar
    Jack
    Covington
    Draymond green
    Markeiff
    Aldridge
    Cousins
    Marc gasol
    Favors
    Jordan Hill(just dropped Henson for him)

    You think there’s any moves I can make for a nice playoff schedule.. A trade for curry or harden or something? Any input will be good.. Daily reader since last year.. You guys are the s*! * and keep ripping on rolo lol

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clos: All’s good man, thanks! Geez, it was liek a blustery 40 degress F here in NC and it was too col! That’s like a gorgeous day for you guys!

      Ummm Jack and Colly have some risk given possible trades. If those two could net Curry or Harden I would def do that! Other than that, looks like a solid squad! I might go after AD as well, given injuries have been a litrtle concern, but his buy low is a perfect price and I think one more big would be nice.

      Thanks so much for reading man! Let’s get that title!

  14. Dante Green says:
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    I can’t wait for that day when K-Mart gets traded to another team!! Go Wiggins! Anyway JB I’m looking to offer my Parsons and MCW for a top-tier PG, so either Jwall Or Teague is a very nice target right? I’m not sure tho if their owners would accept the offer but I just want the deal to be fair as possible.. Am I giving alot? MCW is a % and TO killer, and Dallas’ sched down the stretch is just awful. That is all brotha, thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Woooo let’s go Wiggins! Sure yeah I would do either of those, Teague is really close, Wall a slam dunk. Any time my man!

  15. Ryan says:
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    The Lou has been oh so sweet. At first he’s sour but then he’s sweet. Seriously, I would probably have a 60% FT rate this week if it wasn’t for Lou, DJ, and Westbrook.

    Nick Young may have escaped the clutches of that dolphin alive, but man it did a number on his foot. Dolphins are evil. Almost as evil as Evan Turner’s facilitating role and Brad Stevens diabolical plot to minimize Smart’s fantasy value.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan: Westbrook was a beast for sure! I dunno man, Stevens’ schemes are pure pure evil! Not unleashing a lottery drafted PG on a rebuilding team?! I’d rather have the dolphin nip me! Haha

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