In a matchup where they might’ve gone ahead and whipped em out to see who was bigger, this round went to Joel Embiid!  The Sixers snapped the longest stretch of NBA games without back-to-back wins (108), by besting Hassan Whiteside and the Heat 101-94.

Look at Embiid flex those guns.  So much man meat in the paint right there!  Ok, I’m done with that, but it was awesome to see such prototypical, turn-back-the-clock big men face off against each other, with each being the current face of their respective franchise.  Embiid had one of his best lines of the year, going 22/5/0/1/3 on 7-13 shooting, mainly highlighted by only one TO.  He’s only had one game with 2 TO, and all the others 3+.  On the flip side, Whiteside was a monster, going 32/13/0/0/2 on 13-19 shooting and hit 6 of his 8 FT.  For the love of big man stats!  Whiteside was 0-3 from the stripe in his previous game, so hopefully something has righted the ship there.  Someone in the comments asked where Embiid might go in drafts next year, and I said 30-40 range.  But at this rate, that might be too conservative!  Let’s see him get through a full season first, and be sure none of that giant EMBIIIIIID gets hurt.  I lied, I got one more in!  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy hoops action:

Josh Richardson 4/2/1/1/1, you hate the 1-11 shooting, but no TO and still contributed across the board.  He should not be available in any 12ers.

Dion Waiters Continuing to play as a must-own while hot.  Well, if you’re in a 10er without a drop, you don’t have to own him, but any deeper he should be rostered.  19/3/5/0/1 with a pair of treys, and at least he tried to help Miami win this game!

Gerald Henderson – Played through his “change-of-season” cold for 19/3/2 on 6-8 shooting (3-3 3PTM 4-4 FT).  He’s gonna be like Phoebe when she wants to stay sick to have her “sexy phlegm singing voice” and lick everyone in the locker room’s spoons and collect their tissues the rest of the season.

Sergio Rodriguez – Well this sucks.  Jerryd Bayless comes back, and gets 15 minutes (4/2/5/0/0 1-7 shooting).  Then Butthole Brown runs T.J. McConnell for 14 minutes as well, leaving 20 for Sergio.  I rounded those, but they add up to more or less 48 minutes.  Looks like PG is a three-headed shitdragon.  You can wake up and let Sergio go go.

Rodney Stuckey – For the love of junk time!  21/2/2 with no TO as the Warriors blew them out of the water, with key Pacers injuries.  I need to play DFS more, I coulda seen that coming!

Glenn Robinson III With Paul George (ankle) and C.J. Miles (knee) out, G Rob 3 could only muster 8/5/1/2/0 in a whopping 37 minutes.  Little dog.

Monta Ellis – With Myles Turner also out, Monta managed only 5/2/1/0/1 on 2-8 shooting with 4 TO, when he had a chance to be an alpha against his former team.  I’m not against dropping him in 10ers.

Kevin Durant I’m too lazy to look it up, but I bet this is the first time in many years he didn’t take double-digit shots in a game.  14/11/6/2/2 on 3-9 shooting, with 7-7 FT.  Still getting it done without the FGA!

Brandon Knight Like Ellis, squandering some extra opportunity.  T.J. Warren was also out with sniffies (watch out for Gerald Henderson coming to steal your used tissues!) giving Knight a start, and he only went 4/6/3/0/0 with 4 TO on 2-7 shooting.  Feeling better advising some 10er owners they could drop him.  He is #1 or #2 on a list of guys who flat out NEED a trade.

Eric Bledsoe/Devin Booker Took virtually all the shots.  E Bled for 29/9/6/2/2 as he’s rounding into form on 10-25 shooting, with Book going his usual empty 30/2/2/0/0 on 26 shots.  No one else had double-digit looks.  Ball hawgs!

God I love that video, it encapsulates the Suns last night…

Bradley Beal Video might work for the Wiz backcourt too!  John Wall had an insane line despite shooting 6-24 (18/4/15/4/3 – one more block for a double rainbow!), but Beal gets the headline with a career-high scoring night.  42/4/0/0/0 with 5 treys.  Epic ThrAGNOF!  Stop trying to copy Devin Booker’s game!

Vince Carter Well, with Chandler Parsons going down, everyone rushed to nab James Ennis, who then went down himself last night with a calf strain.  Ugh!  I swear Vince Carter is a vampire.  He’s sucking all the life force out of their wings, and staying youthful with a 10/5/5/1/0 line last night with 2 treys.  Unbelievable he’s in the streaming and hold-while-hot-and-there’s-injuries class in 12ers.

Mike Conley Monster game, going 31/4/2/3/0 with 5 treys.  He was off his worst back-to-back games before this one, so nice to see.  That said, after having a nice resurgence in dimes, 3, 3, 2 the last 3 games, and he’s shooting 49.3% from deep on the season.  Screams sell high.

Frank Kaminsky The bench bigs for the Hornets had a nice game, with Frank the Stank going 23/0/0/1/3 on 9-11 shooting in only 20 minutes.  He picked up a kankle, or else this could’ve been a magical breakout.  With Roy Hibbert on a minutes-limit (11 mins, but shouldn’t be playing more anyway because he sucks) and Cody Zeller out, 37 whopping minutes for Spencer Hawes (14/10/1/1/2 2 treys).  If you have a roster spot you’d like to fill in tomorrow’s slate, Hawes is definitely worth a stream against the Spurs.

Clint Capela Keeping it rolling for 15/12/2/0/2 and only 2 FTA, making one of them.  Good thing he doesn’t pull a Joakim Noah and yell and-one every layup!  Needs to yell “and none!”

Ryan Anderson Brutal, 10/6/1/0/1 with no treys.  I compared him to someone atrocious on the Podcast in Can We Make Slim Look Stupid, with said atrocious player out-producing him.  Sad.  You’ll have to listen to hear who!

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #addict.

I couldn’t find a vid cutting together his highlights, but was driving, hitting his jumpers, got a pick-six steal and layup…  26/1/2/2/0 with 3 treys.  Purdy.

Serge Ibaka Finally, more goodness!  Well I guess his previous game was OK, but 21/8/1/2/3 as we’d been hoping his huge breakout against his former Thunder a few games ago would kick-start him.  He has been a little better, with 3 swats in the past two games now.

Aaron Gordon Minutes and usage are sickening!  Back-to-back games of only 5 points and 4 rebounds, going 5/4/0/1/0 with 2 TO last night, and 3-6 FT.  Hurts more than helps!  Officially with Knight in the 10er-you-can-drop range.  A-Gord, more like A-Gone!  Although that’s Adrian Gonzalez…  But you get it!

Giannis Antetokounmpo When our player pages got made, I was sure to ask Giannis would fit!  Wooooo, web development!  And his stats barely fit either, tripdub alert!  21/10/10/5/3 in an absolutely epic line: tripdub, 1.5 rainbow, shot 9-9 FT…  Just missed both his treys, but certainly gets a pass for that.  Whoever offered me atrocious trades for Giannis in the RCL I own him in should be ashamed of themselves!  Hah I keed, I appreciate the effort!  But…  Nah…

John Henson 2/3/2/0/3 with no TO.  BLOCKnof!  And Greg Monroe is still an afterthought, getting 8 minutes.  Monroe can go everywhere.  That sentence made it sound like he exploded, but you get my gist!  Loving my super low rank of Moose.

Jae Crowder As I mentioned yesterday, he looked tentative on his ankle Saturday night, and apparently it flared up again yesterday.  Damn, I wish he had just sat out another week…  Very questionable for tomorrow, and I think he needs to just sit it out.  Let some Thanksgiving food and a long nap heal that up!

Gorgui Dieng Choo Choo!!!!  20/10/3/2/1 on 10-16 shooting.  The 0-2 FT and 5 TO are out of character, but at least we saw a little scoring outburst.

Karl-Anthony Towns Speaking of outbursts, KAT is a monster!  27/18/3/0/2 and a couple more treys.  Deadspin stealing our graphics to talk about his 3-point shot!  It’s all good Deadspin, we can still be friends, especially after they let Grey make Matthew Berry whining about us look pretty funny.  At least the Berry interview went better than when we had Jose Canseco on the Podcast!

Jonathan Gibson I know, I know, I pimped him kinda hard after his weekend breakout, and he only gets 16 minutes last night.  That said, mmmmmmmm!

Only 7/1/2/1/0, but no TO.  And while 16 minutes blows, Rick Carlisle subbed him in on offense for both of the final Mavs sets as they tried to upset the Spurs at home.  Now, a big reason was to run point and have Seth come off screens since he was hot, but still, mad confidence in Gibson to play the pivotal plays in the last minute.

Seth Curry As mentioned, was hot this game.  9-16 shooting, 5-10 from deep, for 23/2/4/1/0.  Had 4 TO though, and I watched a good bit of this game, and he still just doesn’t look special to me.  Didn’t make any plays like that Gibson drive above!  Just the shots were falling, and when he was in iso, he was taking stepback jumpers and not creating any forward-separation.  He was off a shoulder injury as well, and this game stayed surprisingly close, getting him to 36 minutes.  All this said, I feel like I’m slamming his game due to #RELbias for Gibson.  I said Curry was a must-add due to PG injuries and he proved that right.  For now.

Wesley Matthews 40 minutes.  40!  20/5/4/1/0 with 3 treys, nice to see, but 4 TO as he made some bad passes.  When you have a non-playmaker (cough, Seth, cough) running point, it’s tough out there!

Salah Mejri The big Salah Bar had extra bacon bits last night, going 8/11/1/4/1 in 32 minutes.  Andrew Bogut sat with “old” and Dirk Nowitzki is still out.  Mejri hasn’t done much this year, not much to see.

Pau Gasol Ho hum 16/8/2/0/0 in a game without LaMarcus Aldridge.  Only 28 minutes too.  I think Pop saw this as an easy victory, but the Mavs looked like an NBA team!  David Lee ended up getting 28 minutes as well, going 12/4/3/2/1.  But it’s David Lee….  Moving on.

DeJounte Murray With no Tony Parker, Murray got his first career start.  Ease him into NBA experience with some awful Seth Curry defense, I like that idea!

4/2/4/0/0 with 4 TO in only 15 minutes is a pretty terrible debut though…  Albeit, nice Paris Hilton-esque flash on that drive!

DeAndre Jordan/Chris Paul Did their normal things, but the Yahoo box score had this picture up:

Is DJ breast-feeding CP3?!

Blake Griffin Rewarding owners who nabbed him seeing a strong bounce back, going 26/7/7/1/1 with no TO last night, on 10-17 shooting.  Too much for Pascal Siakam!  5 fouls in 13 minutes for poor Pascal…

DeMar DeRozan ONLY 25 POINTS?!  WHAT IS THIS?!  Plus he added 7 dimes, what are you doing passing the ball, DeRozan?!  Nice line of 25/4/7/1/0 on 11-21 shooting.  Amazing year.

 

I hope everyone got off to a strong start in week 5; it’sThanksgiving week!  Hopefully everyone is excited for a nice break from work, as Thanksgiving is pretty much my only Holiday where there’s no work OR NBA action!  I don’t know what to do with myself, watch football?!  Dumb!

  1. RePete says:
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    Currently sitting in 1st in a 16-Team H2H Standard League; do you see any obvious adjustments via trade to improve my team (punting FT% and 3PT)?

    PG – Westbrook, Elfrid, Rondo
    SG – Clarkson, Hollis-Jefferson
    SF – Jabari, James Johnson, Glenn Robinson
    PF – Griffin, Mason Plumlee
    C – Jordan, Capela, Chandler

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RePete: Interesting punt strategy, glad it’s working! Nothing too big, likely need to stream someone new over Glenn Robinson soon, but like it!

  2. Chad Bowling says:
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    9-Cat league
    Deal
    Jonathan Gibson and Rudy Gay
    for
    Kevin Love and Danillo Gallinari?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chad Bowling: Oh I’d definitely do that. Feel better with Love > Gay in season long value (trade concern losing value for Gay is more to me than Love DNP rests) and Gallo def over Gibson

  3. Scott says:
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    It must be working, DeAndre. Keep it up!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: Hah, I know right?! CP3 has got some amazing bone density now!

  4. Tyler says:
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    How would you rank them?

    Tony Allen, Lyles, Carroll, Ilyasova, Bayless, Sergio

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tyler: ROS hmmmm, I guess Carroll, Sergio, Lyles, Ilya, Allen, Bayless? But oh man, all so different, and def changes based on league size and how much you can stream. Likely owning Lyles right now short term

      • Tyler says:
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        @JB Gilpin: its a 12er and i see kaminsky, hawes and belinelli at the wire as well. Thinkin takin a flier on kaminsky since he has been performing midround upside past 2weeks in limited mins. A sophomore as well and statset built for fantasy. What do u think? I know hawes is good too but less upside i believe?

        • Tyler says:
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          @Tyler: jamal murray available as well

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Tyler: Sure, yeah both Kaminsky and Hawes getting a little bump with hibbert on a mins limit/awful and Zeller banged up. I think I might take a shot on Kaminsky over Carroll ROS… Murray I think is just a streamer while hot, but if you need more scoring 3s than all around, I’d be fine getting Murray for this weekend

  5. Eddie Rooskie says:
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    After the way the Clippers have been playing recently, no doubt about it that hes producing some Grade A Whole Milk, none of that 2% bs.

    So after a bit of a rough start to the season due to some injuries, slow starts, and what I think is a lack of direction, I’ve finally started to test the trade waters and attempt to put together some sort of strategy for the remainder of the season.

    My current team is:
    PG: CP3, Kyle Lowry, Dragic,
    SG: RHJ
    SF: DeMarre, Carmelo, The Lord, Clam Crowder
    PF: Tobias
    C: Pau, Henson, Nurk, Myles Turner
    * Not even sure I organized that correctly

    I feel like I could currently flip some of my scoring guys like Melo and Tobias for some players to maybe punt points? One of the owners is keen to trade Draymond since he doesnt fit his strategy but I’m not sure which direction to go in. Or maybe keep some of those guys and strengthen some categories im doing well in.

    Thoughts master Jay Bee?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Eddie Rooskie: Hah, might even be half and half! Yeah points are pretty low, that makes sense. You could use more consistency at REB too, Melo + Nurk for Dray? I would be all over that!

  6. Not Your Average Joe says:
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    Still sticking with J-Rich over T.Jones (assuming he doesn’t get more minutes tonight), Swaggy P, and MKG? Lord losing Parsons hurt.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Not Your Average Joe: Ugh. I’ll say yeah, still JRich > Tjones, but so so close. Then MKG and Swaggy P is a distant 4. Yeah, really frustrating on Parsons

  7. Scott says:
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    Thanks for the Deadspin link. Straight comedy!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: Hah for sure!

  8. v00dr00 says:
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    How do we feel about Alan Williams? He’s been a per minute monster these last 3 games. That board rate doe.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @v00dr00: Dat board% doe! Haha. Ummm, still feel like Tyson Chandler is attributing a good bit to the run lately, and I dunno if I buy the D stats – we talked him a bit on the Pod today too. More a deeper add than 12er flier

  9. Prosper says:
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    9 cat – A/T instead of TO

    I am dead last in rebs but have a ton of 3pt shooters. would you trade Klay for Deandre?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Prosper: Seems about right, but I worry how it’ll impact your FT. If you have a lot of 3s guys, probably means your FT is good. I might try to get a non-punt FT guy

      • v00dr00 says:
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        @JB Gilpin: GORGUI – EMBIIIIIIIID. That is all.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @v00dr00: Love me some Gorgui!

      • Jonathan Prosper says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks boss!

  10. Toni Vidal Ribes says:
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    Hi boys,

    could you order for a dinasty-12er-11-cat?
    Monroe, Kanter, Seth, Knight, Marcus Morris and Bogdanovic.

    And another Q…
    I´m going crazy with Vucevic´s FG%. Who could you trade for?

    My team is:
    Westbrook, CP3, Bledsoe, Seth, Knight
    Tobias, Justin Anderson, Eric Gordon, Parsons
    Dieng, Nurkik, Ibaka, Vucevic, Kanter, Henson

    I was thinking I´m going to win this year and I´m 6th. OMG!!!
    Some advice aside from being patient?
    XD

    Muchas gracias from Spain!!!

    • Toni Vidal Ribes says:
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      @Toni Vidal Ribes:
      I forgot to say is Roto

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Toni Vidal Ribes: Interesting, I’ll go Knight by far #1 since a trade could get him a starting gig, then Morris, Monroe, Kanter, Seth, Bobo.

        Parsons def hurts… Mostly patience, but I’m good losing Vuc, but would be sure and get some REB back since without him, you’re iffy there. Well, Westbrook is helping haha. Maybe try to snipe Crowder off an ankle flare up from a panicky owner?

  11. ec5180 says:
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    Hey guys, first time posting!
    First, want to say thank you, I found your player rankings for the first time last year, and won my league!

    I have an issue with percentages with my team, and not sure what I can do change with it. I’m in a 10-team standard 9 cat h2h.

    My team:
    PG- D’ Angelo, Giannis, Dragic, Payton, Walker
    SG- Josh Richardson, Hood
    SF- Crowder, Wilson Chandler, Parsons
    PF- Dieng, Millsap
    C- RoLo, Nurk

    I’m thinking maybe dropping Payton for another wing with good percentages?
    Thanks for looking!

    • Matt M says:
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      @ec5180: Sadly you may be better off just punting fg%. You have a lot off low fg% people and it’s hard to increase that without hurting ft% as well. Maybe you can flip someone for a big who shoots a lot with high fg% like horford, kanter or valanciunas. Whiteside would be very hard to get without sacrificing up too much.

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @ec5180: @Matt M: Awesome, glad we helped more than hurt! Haha. Welcome to the comments!

        I would stand pat with Elfrid, you do have some crazy PG depth though. Yeah you look like a FG punt, which is fine in H2H. TO are def high too. I might instead try to trade like Dragic (high FG for a PG) for a more FG punt wing, like Batum?

        • ec5180 says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Haha I don’t generally like to punt a category, but I think that’s the best bet. I’ll see what I can get.

          Also, what do you think of Nurk? Really frustrating lol, at least playing well lately, should I look to trade?

          Thanks again!

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @ec5180: Eh, depends on if you could get a lot for Nurk, which I doubt… I’d likely try to ride it out

  12. Worlds First Analrapist says:
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    Good afternoon JD!!

    Would you drop Seth Curry for Waiters? For this week, Curry doesn’t have any games that he would be in my starting lineup, but Waiters has 1 (11/26 vs Mem). The biggest downside to Waiters for my team is that he would be my 3rd Heat player (Josh Richardson and Whiteside). Last but not least, this would be my last move of the week.

    Have a great one JD and thanks for all the hard work!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Worlds First Analrapist: Afternoon man! Sure, I’m OK with that move as it opens up an extra spot, and Curry is kinda blah for a shallower league with someone like Waiters avail

  13. choosediy says:
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    Is DeMarre Carroll worth picking up in a 12 teamer? I know he’s not currently playing any back to backs, but he did also play +30 mins in his last game. I would be looking to drop Harkless as his contributions aren’t really across the board.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @choosediy: Mehhhhh, but I’m meh on Harkless too. If unlimited moves, I would just be streaming the hell outta that spot

  14. miles proudfoot says:
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    Was going to put a waiver in for Aaron gordon, was going to drop Wes Matthews or Winslow. Now I’m not so sure, what’s your feeling ROS on these three? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Ugh. Sigh, I think you’re leaving Aaron Gordon out there, sadly

  15. JJ says:
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    Are you dropping Sergio for a shot at Alan Williams?

    • JJ says:
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      @JJ:

      Who is your preffered stash, Big Sauce, Jamal Murray or Ulis

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @JJ: If you wanna take a big man flier, then sure I’m OK with it. Ummmm, I think Williams is the most fun stash of those 3

  16. Everybody Loves Draymond says:
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    Drop Sergio for Matt Barnes or CJ Miles? Also, is Noel worth holding on to?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Everybody Loves Draymond: Sure, I would lose both Sixers for those two guys. Prob Sergio for Barnes is first move, but Barnes can be streamed out for a hotter add sooner than later

  17. Zinger says:
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    I am currently 9th place due to injuries, but only 3 games behind 5th and 6th place. Injury list include G Hill, Winslow, G Harris, and thank god Horford is back. G Harris is in my IR right now. I definitely am holding G Hill, but should I continue to hold Winslow and Harris? This is a 12er 9cat h2h dynasty (keep top 5 player) league, and you can get money back if you win the lower bracket playoff.
    Current team: Harden, Porzingis, Horford, Dipo, Kemba, G Hill, Hood, Winslow, G Harris(IR), Taj, Biyombo, Galloway(stream), VC (stream).

    I guess the question is drop Harris and Winslow and try to win the next few weeks or hold and risk falling further out of a playoff spot.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zinger: Nah Harris can go. I was kinda lukewarm on him anyway, def wont be a top 5 keeper, and no need to stash it out. I’d hold Winslow though

      • Zinger says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks! I guess the fact that Winslow and Hill (videos of him dribbling, passing, shooting 3s today) could be back as soon as end of this week makes the decision a little harder.

      • Zinger says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Btw do I have Slim’s seal of approval to drop G Harris?? lol

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Zinger: Sure, but you can always start whoever is back first, then stay hamstrung from moves a few days with the other in that IL spot. And by the time you have to make a move, someone else might be hurt anyway. Hah Slim will never give that approval!

        • Slim

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          @Zinger: Yeah 3 injuries with 1 IL spot and on the outside looking in, someones gotta go. I’m fine with Harris, hopefully you can nab him back once Hill and Winslow are back, both don’t sound too far off. Winslow REALLY needs to be better with the %s though. I would not be shocked at all if Gary finishes higher ranked in per game stats, but for now it’s all good to let him walk.

  18. Big Odio says:
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    Wow I just read the deadspin of Grey vs Berry. I have read the interview many times but never seen the deadspin article. How did I miss this…and this is J-FOH, I’ve retired the name as I have retired from writing…for now

    How are my Lakers doing. Since I dont watch basketball I have to ask those that do since I wont

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Big Odio: JFOH, what’s up man!? Didn’t know you retired, many long days of fishing and bingo for you good sir! Please visit often! And yeah I didn’t see that until like a year ago… Pretty awesome stuff.

      Lakers look like they’re heading in the right direction. Julius Randle taking a big step forward. Walton was a great signing. Playing .500 ball right now, wouldn’t be surprised to see them push for 35-37 wins this yr

      • Big Odio says:
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        @JB Gilpin: more like porn and pork rinds!

        Good to hear about the Lake Show. I liked the Randal pick, I thought he got a bad rap on the radio because of the injury. Still didnt get the Deng signing. I would of thought throwing a bunch of money at Harrison Barnes would of been the smart play for them. But what do I know, I only read about basketball

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          @Big Odio: Hah my man! Nice win last night, stupid Swaggy P making a bad play though haha. Well Deng came a little cheaper, I guess paying for him to mentor. Was a lot more money compared to the minutes, which is annoying

          • Big Odio says:
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            @JB Gilpin: I’ll have to come back for more insight. Getting my info between the radio rags and the paper I try to talk shop with the Laker fans even though I never watch the games. Its kinda funny how long I can hang with the convo playing it off like I watch every game. Deep down inside I have a big joke bomb for them I just haven’t figured out the end game yet

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Big Odio: Sounds good man! Hahaha lemme know when the bomb is about to drop!

  19. Tremaine says:
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    My team: ( 9cat h2h shallow league)
    PG- I.thomas, Jrue, Dragic,
    SG- Bradley, Booker, Louwill
    SF- Ariza
    PF-A.Davis, Vucevic, Aldridge
    C- KAT, Embiid

    What do you think of my team? I need help at SF so I was thinking about dropping booker for crowder and/or dropping Vucevic and stream a hot pick up. Thoughts?

    Available free agents- Crowder, Warren, Favors, Jokic, KCP, E. Gordon, Bazemore, Mirotic, Redick….

    I also have a IL spot I can use? I was thinking Favors or Evans for that slot……

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tremaine: Damn, crazy you got twin towers like that! With such good bigs, I might explore some guard trades, in a shallow league you’re prob losing AST and STL most weeks. Def adding Crowder for Lou Will. So yeah, add Favors, IL him, then get Crowder. I think that’s what I’d do for now, then maybe shot Embiid high for one more PG

  20. Lasandro says:
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    Is Goose ever gonna block a shot again? It’s annoying seeing KAT steadily improving in the blk cat when I think Porzi is a better shot blocker and registering nothing n the stat sheet. People are too scared to take it in on him. I think I should drop him for Mejri.

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: And wtf happened to Avery’s steals?? I didnt think I’d be drafting a rebounding scorer when I grabbed him haha. He’s giving me what Tobias should be.. I’m so confused.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: Well KAT is always in the paint, so he’s just gonna fall into some swats. Zinger maybe playing D more on stretch 4s cutting in some? I dunno… Hah sure, lose him for Mejri 🙂

        Hah yeah you drafted Zach Randolph with 3s! I think they’ll come around

  21. Mak says:
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    in a 9 cat h2h. this guy in my league wants to trade away draymond. but he wants hassan from my team. here is my team: kemba, seth curry, tim frazier, giannis, tobias, tj warren, hassan, kcp, beverly, gorgui, brook lopez, trey lyles, dion waiters.

    what should i offer him for draymond + one of these guys( rudy gay, ariza, kevin love)?
    i was thinking brook lopez+ tobias for draymond and kevin love.
    thanks a lot!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Mak: Sure, I like that deal! I wouldn’t do Hassan 1 for 1, I like asking for Dray Love for Brook Tobias and see what happens

  22. pbomb says:
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    9 cat H2H. I’m dead last and badly need rebs and blks. i have a surplus of pg stats. Here is my team:
    Steph Curry, Draymond Green, DeAndre Jordan, Goran Dragic, Aaron Gordon, Jrue Holiday, Tim Frazier, Wes Matthews, Trey Lyles, Chandler Parsons, Mason PLumlee, Joakim Noah.

    I’m thinking of offering for Capela or Love and giving either Dragic or Holiday. which combination do you think will be good for my team.

    Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @pbomb: Does the same team have both? With DJ/Noah/Plumlee, you might as well try for Capela or other FT punt targets, but I wouldn’t give Dragic or Holiday straight up for Capela. I would see if you could get a kicker with Capela if you went that route

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        @JB Gilpin: yes same team have both. But he really thinks highly of capela more than love. He is even asking me to add a kicker maybe aaron gordon. What do you think?

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          @Pbomb: Well Love might be inflated after that record-setting 1st quarter… I’d rather have Love at draft day value than Capela as a viewed top-40 player os something. Dragic + Gordon for Love would be fine by me

  23. NameNotFound says:
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    Hey JB! So here is my line-up now(H2H weekly) –
    Lowry
    JR Smith
    MKG(dropped Parsons)
    Millsap
    RoLo
    Dragic
    Porzingis
    Bench: Favors

    You think M.Barnes is a better fit for my team than MKG? Also, is it worth dropping RoLo for Nowitzki?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @NameNotFound: Hmmmm, tough calls. I think MKG> BArnes. And Dirk def has more upside… I’ll lean getting Dirk

    • Slim

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      @NameNotFound: I like what RoLo’s been doing, I’m not dropping him for that 38 yo Achilles. I think if Dirk makes it through 40 games it will be a successful season at this point.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @NameNotFound: @Slim: Yeah Rolo’s last game was nice, I think I’m holding too now re-thinking it and letting recency bias get me

  24. Justin says:
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    Got two diff offers for my wade in a 9 cat h2h. Rodney hood and Harrison Barnes. What u think?

    • Slim

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      @Justin: I can’t say I’m thrilled with either but I’ll take Hood over Barnes, at least you get some 3s. I would look for more though.

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        @Slim: what can i counter with? he also owns klay, gortat, jrue holiday, rudy gay, zach lavine.

        • Slim

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          @justin: I’d try for Jrue.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @justin: @Slim: Getting Jrue for Wade would be a slam dunk. I’m also take LaVine if offered. But I wouldn’t take either Barnes or Hood either

  25. Nate says:
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    How do you feel about Kawhi for Whiteside straight up?

    I’m never close to winning PTS or FT%. Dominating ASTS and STLS. REBS and BLKS are close each week.

    Wall, Holiday, Russell
    Kawhi, Bledsoe, W Chandler
    Draymond, Drummond, Millsap
    M Gasol, Vucevic, Nurkic

    • Slim

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      @Nate: Yeah I wouldn’t argue against it. You’re already a FT punt so Whiteside won’t hurt there and Kawhi won’t help… Steals are the only concern I have but they look fine.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Nate: @Slim: Agree, sounds like it fits your team really well. Maybe he has a low end FT punt to throw in too? But I woulnd’t have that hold up the deal

  26. In a Pickle says:
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    Trade Choo Choo and Collison for Turner? 9cat 12tm. I know both were ranked high and I’m still high on both. Hate to get off the train, but???

    • Slim

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      @In a Pickle: That’s too much… Collison isn’t a throw in and Gorgui v Myles isn’t that far off.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @In a Pickle: @Slim: Yeah stay on dat train my man!

  27. Lasandro says:
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    Fck it, I’m dropping Dangelo in my 10 teamed. I just can’t deal with this stupidity anymore. Grab JRich off waivers?

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      @Jb gilpin: dropped him for Bayless and feeling great bout it! Love Bayless in real life and he will help my ftm issues too. If he’s healthy, my peace of mind will be too. Get lost Russ

      • Slim

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        @Lasandro: Wow, Yeah Walton is messing with us pretty good and this injury doesn’t help… I will say though Bayless minutes were a bit much with the double OT so he will need to boot Sergio from the starting gig to make this work in a 10er.

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        @slim: completely agree that Bayless would have to usurp Sergio’s starting gig to hold good value. I have George Michaels levels of faith that he’ll, indeed, do that. The fact that he’s arguably their best shooter also helps his chances. Wantedto pounce before someone else did.

      • Lasandro says:
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        @JB Gilpin @Slim: Also, thoughts on Carroll? He’s actually strung together a few good games (per min) and is bringing the D stats along too. Owneable in a 10 team roto, a la, Otto Porter? Well, I think we all like Otto much more, but think he’ll bring along a similar kinda line to the table with some scoring, 3s and D stats?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Slim: @Lasandro: Wow, yeah the injury for a shallow league makes it tough… Def a nice start for Bayless. Agree Sixers need a shooter, which is why I liked Bayless pre-injury in the offseason.

          Mehhhh, if Carroll is 100% right, then sure he could be. But not yet for me

  28. COURT-VISION says:
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    Whats good JB?

    I got a blockbuster trade on the burner and could use some advice! Buddy in my league offered me his Paul George and Derozan for my Millsap, Bledsoe, and Frazier.

    I gotta think thats a golden ticket for me since Bledsoe seems hit or miss and both Derozan and George seem like major upgrades on him. I hate to see the Sapper go, but everything has its price. My main concern is that drops me to only two Centers, Myles Turner and Nurk, and Nurk seems less than reliable. Someone dropped Favors and i snagged him and have him in my IL, but until he is back id be real weak on bigs. I was thinking i could get him to throw in D Russell into the deal as well, but maybe i could get him to throw in Leuer as a placeholder big. What do you think? Should i go for it? My team is:

    Greek Freak
    Bledsoe
    Lin
    Frazier
    Booker
    Pat Beverly (streamer slot)
    T Harris
    KCP
    Hayward
    Winslow
    Jarami Grant (streamer slot)
    Myles Turner
    Millsap
    Nurkic
    Favors (IL)

    Thanks for your insight!

    • Slim

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      @COURT-VISION: You’re also losing 2 PGs and getting non back. I’m not thrilled with the deal. You would be so wing heavy.

      • COURT-VISION says:
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        @Slim: Thanks Slim, your right it would throw my whole team out of whack. What do you think about a swap of my Frazier for his D Russell? Frazier is putting up numbers now but Lowry back before long, and i think i could manage holding an injured Russell for a bit…

        • COURT-VISION says:
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          @COURT-VISION: Err…make that Tyreke. I’m dyslexic when it comes to the names Kyrie, Kyle Lowry, and Tyreke. Go figure.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Slim: @COURT-VISION: Yeah I’m not loving that original deal either, too much scoring and buying DeRozan at a red hot price.

            Haha, yeah I like that move of just doing the Frazier at a sell high and get D Russell at a buy low, seems a solid swap to me!

            • COURT-VISION says:
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              @JB Gilpin: He declined that one but ended up swapping me the Virgin for Frazier, which i think is an upgrade so long as i can pick up the dimes elsewhere. Now he wants to do his Paul George for my Millsap straight up. What do you guys think? And thanks as always!

              • JB Gilpin

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                @COURT-VISION: I like that deal as well – the Virgin one. Hmmmm, that one is close, but gimme the all-around Millsap, who is healthier too

  29. Doctor G says:
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    Wudup guys!! Was wondering if you could be so kind and lend your expertise to rank the following dudes in order in terms of now and ROS out look, if at all possible, whenever you’re back from Thanksgiving of course :). 12 team H2H keeper league (keep 3).

    J-Rich, Marcus Morris, Smart, Ilyasova, Bayless, Demarre Carroll, Kilpatrick

    I currently own J-Rich and just picked Bay off waivers. Also I got a sh*t ton of injuries (not sure if we’re allowed to swear on here, or if we gotta keep it Paul George!). Would you drop any of these dudes for aforementioned wire goodies??
    Walking dead: Tyreke, Noel, Parsons, TJ, Gallo, Lin (due back soon). Thanks for your help as always boys!!

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      @Doctor G: also add Seth Curry in there as well, please. Thanks!

    • Slim

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      @Doctor G: So non of them will be keepers… Right now I’ve got it Marcus, Richardson, Smart, Bayless, Ily, Carroll, Kilpatrick, but I think they will finish… Richardson, Marcus, Smart, Bayless, Carroll, Kilpat, Ily.

      Good lord that’s too many injuries. All of them should be owned but not by 1 team. I guess I’ll order them as… Lin, Warren, Gallo, Parsons, Noel, Tyreke. But that’s assuming Warren and Gallo’s injuries aren’t too bad which right this second we just don’t know. Man this is rough though, that is just far too many injuries.

      Seth Curry doesn’t make the list…

      • Doctor G says:
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        @Slim: thanks man!! Yeah the injuries are killer right now, it’s been some pretty awful weeks of fantasy luck. And I had Horford out for 2 weeks as well before this latest injury rush. I am in 2nd place though so just hoping to hang on until I can get my guys fully healthy. Suns mentioned today that TJ will be out for “a matter of weeks”, whatever that’s supposed to mean. Does that change anything? I assume not but TJs usage was slipping before this injury and I’m worried about the “younger” guys getting more run later in season (although TJ is only 23 seems pretty young to me). Thanks as always slim hope you’re having a blessed holiday!

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          @Doctor G: also could you get on board with a Mike Conley sell high for Bledsoe buy low? Thinking about floating that offer but man Conleys been blazing hot.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Slim: @Doctor G: Yikes, yeah rough injuries indeed. Starting at the bottom, sure thing gimme Bledsoe>Conley! I might put Carroll one or two higher than Slim, but it won’t be sexy. Just ThrAGNOF low TO and stat accrual. I’d prob drop Noel and Tyreke and start streaming what you need, it’s too many out. TJ I’m on the fence about, soooo enamored by his steps forward pre-injury that I might try to hold…

            And yeah, feel free to curse! Of course, within reason 🙂

            Hope you had a fucking great Thanksgiving! Haha

  30. Dante Green says:
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    Hey bud I know we’ve been discussing about Schroder in your other post and I actually just replied like hours ago. However, I did reply without seeing Schroder’s numbers against Indy first and what I saw only infuriated me even more–4 tos, 2 assists, 0 steals. The lack of steals is maddening together with high turnover rate, and a low and wildly inconsistent production in assists.

    Last season people thought of him as a per 36 monster but I think he was motivated that time to show that he should have the starting job over Teague, and now that he got what he wanted: a contract and the starting gig, he just decided to take it easy.

    As of this moment there is no friggin way I’d be able move him, I mean who will even entertain the idea of taking him? I know his string of good games is just around the corner but I think the good number of steals still won’t happen, nevertheless, I’m going to use his better string of games to send his ass away, and these are the players I’m going to try to move him for:
    Beal
    Gay
    BLopez
    DRusell (buylow, or nah?)

    • Slim

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      @Dante Green: Yeah sure, and I don’t think Schroder’s numbers are too surprising. Last season in his 6 starts his USG dropped by 3%, he had 5 steals in those 6 games averaging 28.8 min per. I think this is what usually happens, a guy as a 6th man can just go out there balls to the wall, I don’t understand what that saying means but whatever, but as a starter he has to slow down and play within the system. Besides the steals his line is almost identical to what I projected and yes a ranking of 51 was too high based off my projected line.

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        @Slim:

        Hah. Yeah, it’s just frustrating that last season he did average 0.9 steals a game in just 20 mins, but this season with a court time of almost 30, he’s only averaging 0.5. Meh, anyway, thanks Slim.

      • Dante Green says:
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        @Slim:

        Would you trade Schroder and Kief for Beal though? If the owner doesn’t want a swap for Schroder straight up

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dante Green: @Slim: @Dante Green: Hah yeah the steals I thought would be 1.0ish, but they’re pretty anemic still. I might not do the deal for BEal unless dire need for pure scoring, but the rest would be fine, including a nice buy low of D Russell if you can swing that!

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            @JB Gilpin:

            We’ve been talking about his low steal production and now he managed to produce 3, lol. Dude might have heard us.

            Russ intrigues me but how will he be once he comes back? How serious was his injury? Argh it’s just hard to buylow on injured players. I could prolly do a 2for2 trade, Schrod+Harkless for DeAndre+Russell? I like Harkless (I know you’re not a fan. Hah) but the guy did show improvements in his game this season but Aminu’s return is fast approaching and that kind of makes me a bit worried.

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Dante Green: Hahaha, dude wait til you read the daily notes tomorrow, I hadn’t even gotten to this comment yet!

              Seems like balky knee, nothing structural, and I think he can be the same. I def would do that deal getting DJ and Russell! Too much value there, even if you’re not punting FT

              • Dante Green says:
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                @JB Gilpin:

                Hah, will be waiting for it!

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