Man, both NBA games last night were atrocious…  Even if the Rockets McDonald’s unis were effing awesome, love those 90s reds and yellows!

Gregg Popovich sat Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan (on top of Marco Belinelli and Tiago Splitter injured) that’s sure to get Adam Silver pitching a tent in his NBA-fines PJs.  With no Duncan or Splitter, the Spurs had to play Aron Baynes and Boris Diaw at C.  Wow.  And against an inconsistent-at-best post player in Dwight Howard!  But Dwight destroyed his “defenders” and looked like a 17 year old high school kid with college aspirations playing against middle schoolers.  Like watching Taco Fall play against other high school JV teams.  Man, Taco makes a basketball look like a grapefruit!

There’s really only one explanation to last night’s travesty – Pop owns Dwight on his fantasy team.  And well, let’s guess Kevin McHale drafted Tim Duncan and was against Pop this week.  Pop DOES NOT like to lose in fantasy basketball.  I’d imagine when he talks to his fantasy opponents it goes something like this.  “What’s more powerful than me winning every year?  Hope.  That I’d ever let anyone else win!”  Dwight for 32/16/0/1/2 shooting 12-18 from the field.  It was pretty bad out there, matchup wise.  He did his Dwight thing missing FT but ended up fine hitting 8-13.  I’m very steadfast in my anti-Dwight ways, so if you have Howard and have thought about trading, this is the game to be off of to do it.  Here’s what else went down in a light slate of Thursday action:

Isaiah CanaanPatrick Beverley was a little bit of a surprise inactive a few hours before tip, so you have to worry about PBev a little bit with that balky hammy.  Canaan got another start as the Rox mix-and-match their fill-in PG minutes, going a paltry 12/2/1/1/0 shooting 5-10.  But you like the two treys and no TO.  Houston’s got Golden State on Saturday, so for a treys/steals fill-in, Canaan could be a weekend stream if PBev needs more ice on the hammy.

Trevor Ariza The Rockets had as easy a game as you could imagine and Ariza was cold shooting 2-10.  His worst line of the year for 7/3/3/2/0 with a trey, but has 2+ steals in 5 of 6 and at least a three a game.  Loving him in that GS game too, I am hoping this opens a two-day buy low window.

Kostas Papanikolaou – 26 minutes of very borderline deep league usability again (0/4/3).  No Terrence Jones which is making me want to rename him Jamie Foxx’s character from Horrible Bosses, but he should be back by Saturday night.

Cory Joseph Aight, who had CoJo as the Spurs leading scorer tonight?!  Was slashin’ n’ dashin’!  Lot of layups and ended up shooting 9-11.  A little light with the counting stats though, going 18/1/0/0/0 with 3 TO.  Still, good promise to show from a player I like – might eventually start once Frenchy retires to Elba.

Tony Parker L’Poopoo.

Kyle Anderson Finally played!  Pop isn’t easing him in Slo-Mo!  31 minutes last night for a solid 4/8/4/2/0 line, but shot only 1-8.  Gotta love the no TO!  In a few years, I could see CoJo/SG/Kawhi/Slo-Mo/C being the starting line-up.

Aron Baynes – While his attempts to guard Dwight were as futile as keeping Firefly on the air, was useful enough for fantasy going 12/12/0/1/0.  Shocker!  No blocks in Dwight who owned him.  With Tiago Splitter having a possible back issue as the root cause to his calf injuries, deeper leaguers could do worse looking for Pts/Reb/minutes than a spec add on Bane.

Aron BaynesLaMarcus Aldridge Sheesh did the Blazers coast on this one!  Two games last night, two easy wins, and L.A. for a boring 20/7/0/0/0 shooting 10-16.  Yawn.

Nicolas Batum Didn’t shoot well, but tripdub flirt!  You saucy Frenchy, you!  8/9/9/0/1 shooting only 2-8 but both makes were treys.  Since he hasn’t scored in double-digits for four straight, might be worth sending the n00b in your league a l0000wball.

Robin Lopez 8/8 with three blocks.  If I were 7 feet tall I could do that!  I think Taco is better.

Chris Kaman – He certainly Kaman his pants seeing all 6 shots fall!  He looks like a Son of Anarchy out there.  12/5/0/0/1 and a better NBA center than Lopez.

Jameer Nelson – If you haven’t yet, droppable everywhere.  My B Razzball Nation!  25 minutes of Gigli, while Devin Harris was a little bit better with 27 minutes of The Wedding Planner.  Nothing you hope to ever have to see 2 hours of.

Brandan Wright – 12 minutes in a blowout.  “The Price is Wrong, bitch!”  When he came back to the bench the last time, Rick Carlisle was like, “Now you’ve had enough!  …bitch.”  6/3/1/0/0 and this is exactly the sort of game you’d think Wright should be over 20 minutes in junk time.  What a waste after three straight multi-block outings.

Derrick Rose – SURPSISE!  Another questionable status for tonight.  Aaron Brooks would make for an interesting stream against the terrible 76ers if no Rose.  Which would make sense… Since it’s the Sixers…  Why risk Rose?  I wonder if Brooks will be a DraftKings pick of mine for a special little DraftKings contest for tonight… Spoiler alert!

Joakim Noah Also questionable, just like the eponymous movie’s historical accuracy.  “Noah would never drink!”  On the fence due to “illness”.  Ebola!  The trainer is like, “OK Joakim, just take 2 of every kind of medication and arc em down your throat.”

Michael Carter-Williams Practiced yesterday!  Apparently looked pretty good, and even though he’ll be eased in, this is why we told everyone to stay the course and not believe ERRONEOUS! news reports.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist MKG beating MCW back in the race for healthiest three-named Michael.  Will play tonight after missing two with bruised ribs/chest after a hard fall.  He started hot and I think a lot of owners who grabbed him let him go back to the wire after missing two games.  I still think I’d rather MKG over KJ McD for ROS, BRO!

 

Have a great weekend everyone!  Be sure to ask any streaming questions below along with your other awesome comments and we’ll see you back in the daily notes Monday morning!

  1. Thunder from down under says:
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    Will be great to have MCW back – multi cat goodness. In the meantime i have nerlens doing ok on my bench but I could use the extra assists/steals and have been offered Collison. Thoughts?

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      @Thunder from down under: Whewwwww, ya know given needs I’d take Collison. i had them kinda close in my ranks even though I was really high on Colly

  2. Wen says:
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    Hi JB, would you drop Alec Burks, Courtney Lee or Iman Shumpert for Draymond Green? Thanks for advice.

    • powerade says:
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      @Wen:

      Brooks, he’s getting minutes and only a Derrick Rose hangnail away from starting on a daily basis.

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        @powerade:

        opps, wrong reply, sorry.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wen: Drop Shump!

  3. Kris says:
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    Hey Jb and Slim,

    This team needs help.

    Dragic
    Giannis
    Wroten
    Jeremy Lamb
    Millsap
    Ibaka
    Favors
    Gibson
    Rubio
    Carter-Williams
    Ter Jones
    Draymond Green
    Loul Deng
    Jrue Holiday

    Who to trade Who to keep? 😀

    Thanks, RAZZBAL!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Kris: PG depth looks unreal. I know he’s a hard sell, but I would try a Wroten + something trade. A big SF or PF type would help, and looks like 3s would help. Wroten+Gibson for Ariza? I dunno, I’d look for a rebounding/3PTM SF/PF type

  4. Lasandro says:
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    HAHA I’m sitting in this coffee shop smirking and chuckling like a n00b reading all these delicious puns and references! You actually made that horrendous Wilson and Vaughn movie relevant! I Kaman-ed my pantaloons reading your french recap of Parkour!

    Love my three-names-Michaels! Particularly since the one I won is on his way back. I like what you and @Slim discussed on the pod re: Wroten’s role once MCW returns next week. If he in fact does play close to 30min off the bench, dude could have a usage rate similar to what IT2 is currently having in PHO. Wonder if he’s perhaps worth a grab.. although I’m still trying to rack my brain on trading away 2 of mine for 1 quality big, so I can fill the extra spot with Phantom of the Dipo. And WTF with TJones and his random injury? Needed him to help a bro out today. Must’ve been at the barbershop getting that fade with the Z in it

    Also, fck Bob Barker! I eat pieces of sht like him for breakfast

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Hahaha thanks man! Yeah people loved that Wedding Crashers movie! I wasn’t too big a fan even if Isla Fisher is hotttttt. Haha por Parker…

      Actually yeah, really like that comp to IT2. Maybe more TO, but yeah! Weird TJones has had to miss 2 with a “bruise” but the Rockets haven’t lost yet so they could take it slow. F Bob Barker indeed!

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb Gilpin: given my need for more rebounding, should I drop tjones and grab me bogut off the wire, who’s recently been dropped? The added assists Kerr has him making is scrumptious, but if obviously be losing the potential of a 20pt scorer.. Having ibaka, trill, gortat and Asik just ain’t cutting it for brds just yet. My guards obviously board well in peeps like butler, Lowry, sometimes kemba, but yeah. Thoights? I love tjones but sucks not having him play when I’m needing his stats desperately

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      @jb Gilpin: and with Rubio out for up to 8 weeks, do I go ahead and swap him for Oladipo off the wire? I’m absolutely gutted by his loss 🙁 I’m already babysitting Ty, tjones, MCW and KD so it’s getting a little much. Thoughts?

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: On the topic of bogut, should I just drop Asik and pick him up, instead of dropping T Jones? I’m happy with either because Asik is inexplicably missing out on dubs dubs of late.. need dem boards!

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        @Lasandro: Get dem boards! Yeah I’d rather Bogut over Asik. Hold true with TJones though! This is the 8 team league right? Yeah I’d down dropping Rubio if that shallow, such a tough loss

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          @JB Gilpin: Yes the 8-teamer league.. ugh it’ll hurt my chorizos dropping Rubio into that dump of a FA but looks like I’ll have to do it. Perhaps instead of dropping Asik at all, I’ll just drop Rubio and pick up Bogut? You’re right – I cant be holding KD, while waiting on Ricky, T Jones and juggling the random DNPs Ty seems to be giving me also. I am taking some solace in MCW returning soon and hope he’ll pick up the slack. Also hope Ty’s ankles dont turn into Mr Glass’, so I can keep gettin dem dimes

        • Lasandro says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Donald Sloan, Copeland, Oladipo and Bogut on the wire. Either I just drop Rubio for Bogut and hold Asik to address my lack of brds, or I swap Bogut for Asik and Rubio with perhaps Sloan, till we all get a better idea on Oladipo’s return? Or worth grabbing and holding Dipo now, if he does indeed return in two weeks? Do I gamble with a Sloan pickup for a week THEN drop him for Dipo next week. Only concern obviously is if he’d get picked up off the wire before I can

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            @Lasandro: Ummm, yeah totally with that Rubio move. You’re so full of injuries, but I’d try to hold Dipo. I’d imagine an injury-free team will add him. Although it’s tough given all your guys out!

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              @JB Gilpin: Sorry, which move JB? 1) Drop Rubio for Bogut, 2) drop him for Dipo, or 3) drop Rubio and Asik for Sloan and Bogut then wait a week to pick up Oladipo for Sloan?

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                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Lasandro: My bad 🙂 I got crossed up forgetting who you had. Door #3!

  5. Dirk's Digglers says:
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    JNelson droppable everywhere … but who do I drop him for if looking for someone to stash for a 14 team H2H weekly league… NCole, ABrooks, CJMcCollum, GNeal, RSessions, BMcLemore, CJoseph, ABennett, CBrewer, JJHickson, WJohnson, RKelly, QPondexter, JNurkic?

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      @Dirk’s Digglers: No one is looking that great, so maybe I would hold. Brooks as a stash since it’s weekly as Rose is one more ankle sprain away from missing a month

      • Dirk's Digglers says:
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        @JB Gilpin: MBarnes just became available … is he worth a pickup in hope he will get back to last year’s form or is that not gonna happen?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dirk’s Digglers: Nah, I think he’s in that same mix of unexciting guys you listed

  6. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Good stuff as always, man you do a ton of stuff on here…impressive….Have a good weekend homeboy.

    • powerade says:
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      @JeF With 1 F:

      Brooks, he’s getting minutes and only a Derrick Rose hangnail away from starting on a daily basis.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @powerade: Ummm Ok

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Thanks man! Haha yup I stay busy, AND work a full time job haha. Have a good weekend yourself!

  7. decaf says:
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    I dropped Draymond 2 days ago, before he broke out… But managed to get him back today! Whew!

    Good work as always, guys. 🙂

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @decaf: Schweet! Thanks man!

  8. Ujiri Prokhorov says:
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    KD’s owner is impatient.. Asking for offers. 14team H2H 10Cat.

    He claims he’s interested in my Lowry/KCP combo.. My other PG’s are Lawson, Conley, Sloan, MCW..

    Sounds good?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ujiri Prokhorov: Time to strike! Yup sounds good to me too!

  9. Wutang says:
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    Great roundup as always!

    From my quick glance, only b2b this weekend is the Warriors – any streamer advice? I feel like they’re all picked up!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wutang: Thanks man! Yeah I’m thinking about making maybe 2 streamer picks at under 10% owned at the end of articles… What you think?

      I have 2 moves left for the week in one league, and I’m waiting until Sunday with Fri/Sat fairly busy. So I’m waiting to see what cat to run after Sunday

      • Wutang says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I like it! Even under 25% because let’s be honest in a 12er there’s still people kickin around with close to 50% owned!

        I also like that you’re asking me questions now, may have to make a new name with razz ball in it, awww ya

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Wutang: Hahaha the commenter hath become the commentee!

  10. Sio says:
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    Turns out danny green needs that scrub tim duncan to shoot well… who knew… screw pop and his random rest days!

    Anyway, can you guys help out with my team?
    14 team 9cat h2h
    AD
    horford
    lawson
    noel
    markieff
    Calderon
    Collison
    burks
    KCP
    draymond
    marvin williams
    Mcdaniels
    larkin

    WW:jr smith, mason plumlee, alex len, jameer, stuckey, foye, meeks

    Already punting 3s and lawson is just killing me… who should i target ww/trade?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Sio: Haha. 3s actually don’t look that bad! I’d imagine you could win them some of the time… I might grab Stuckey for upside over Marvin. Larkin I’d drop when Calderon is back, but is fine to hold onto for the steals for right now. Noel hurt is suckin this weekend, I think your team is lookin pretty good!

  11. Frank White says:
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    Sup Jb.. Who do you think I should start tonight, Afllalo or Dragic? I need Steals, ass, 3’s n blocks. Also whats going on with Ellis and Dragic? They’re playing worse then some of my streamers and neither of them hit a 3 all year. Should I be worried??

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      @Frank White: I’ll stick with Dragic in what should be a fast paced game. Ellis I’m def not worried about, Dragic’s value is def down, but I wouldn’t sell low at all

  12. Dan The Silly Met Fan says:
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    Is Marcus Morris a drop in 12(keep all) and 16(keep 6) team leagues?

    Thanks as always guys! Best site ever!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dan The Silly Met Fan: The 12er, sure I have no prob with that, 16er, I might keep him there for depth, he won’t be a keeper though.

      Thanks man! We appreciate it!

      • Dan The Silly Met Fan says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Then can you answer me this do you keep marcus morris over brandon wright in that 16 teamer league?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dan The Silly Met Fan: Unless I needed the blocks upside, I would have Marcus. Wright as I mention above with only 12 minutes in a blowout loss… Wish he coulda played more!

  13. hamtime says:
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    hi jb. i picked up morrow in my 16 man. do you think he’ll play soon and be a major part of the offense going forward? i passed on guys like hollis, rivers, czeller, marcus morris..

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      @hamtime: The only one I might like more is Hollis, but yeah I like the pickup, Morrow has more upside too particularly in points.

  14. Frank White says:
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    I picked up Courtney Lee for tomorrow but do you think Lamb is a must grab??

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: Nah, not a “must” but I think Lamb has a lot more upside than Lee… I dunno they’re close, I would play Lee for his game first

  15. Frank White says:
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    Would you trade Westbrook and Wroten for John Wall?? My team is losing bad these first 2 weeks and I know Wroten will slow down when MCW comes back

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: Yeah I’m good with that one!

  16. Frank White says:
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    Actually Someone just offered me Bosh for Westbrook. Should I do it??
    Dragic
    Monte Ellis
    Kevin Martin
    Serge Ibaka
    Paul Millsap
    Favors
    Monroe
    West
    Alffalo
    Antetokounmpo
    Darren Collison
    Wroten
    Copeland

    • Frank White says:
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      he sent me Ariza instead of Bosh.. Good??

      • Frank White says:
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        I also just got offered Pau Gasol and Bledsoe for Westbrook??

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Frank White: Hmmmm, the Bosh one is close. Ariza only, no not enough. Gasol/Bledsoe, nah wouldn’t do that. I would ask Bosh owner to throw in a kicker you like

  17. Derrick says:
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    Is it a nice move to trade Brook and Nerlens for Favors? Or Horford a better target? Or someone else?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Derrick: If you need blocks only, yeah love that move! But I do like Horford more. Either offer is nice for you thought, I like em!

  18. CA says:
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    In a 14 team dynasty league should I drop Porter Jr., Marvin Williams, or Middleton for Boozer. I have Davies, Marc. Morris, M Gasol, Millsap, and Chandler for bigs

    • CA says:
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      @CA: Henry Sims is available too. Should I go after him instead of Boozer?

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @CA: Sims has some nice short-term value with no Noel. I would drop Porter for Sims then drop Sims later for someone, I’m not a Boozer fan

  19. Philzilla says:
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    Kaman his pants… ROFL!!!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Philzilla: Haha yessir!

  20. Dom says:
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    Streamed Diaw last night, spent a good time watching him off the ball …he is an atrocious rebounder and defender, I don’t see how he would be in the NBA if not for fitting into the Spurs system.

    Who do we like better tonight: Monta Ellis @ Utah or Brandon Knight @ Detroit?

    Great work JB

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      @Dom: Yeah I agree with that, and it’s tough for him to play C. He needs to play stretch 4 only. Gimme Knight! Thanks man!

  21. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    JB, would you move Kemba for Batum if possible? Feeling like Batum is a buy low right now because fools look at his low scoring only. Batum’s owner is a KD owner and lacking in scoring big time right now.

    My rationale is that Batum’s assists will pretty much equal Kemba’s, plus other solid #’s across the board. My other guards are: Wall, Holiday, Kevin Martin, Hayward.

    Thanks

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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: Definitely! Yup I mention that exact fact in the article. Hope he does it!

  22. kisses says:
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    I’m down this week in Blocks, DD, Ast, and FT% and can easily make it up before the H2H matchup is over. Would love some help with who to start tonight:

    PG – Rondo (Ind)
    SG – Bledsoe (Sac)
    SF – Copeland (@Bos)
    PF – Tobias (Min)
    C – Boogie (@Pho)
    UTIL – Drummond (Mil), KevMart (@Orl), Wroten (Chi)

    Bench – Sloan (@Bos), KJ (Chi), MKG (Atl)

    Thanks

    • kisses says:
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      @kisses: also, was just offered Lowry for Wes. Thoughts? Should I push a bit and try to pry Vucevic from him too? He’s looking for SG/SF eligible players, but he also doesn’t have much in terms of PF/C if I take Vucevic (he has Frye, Olynyk, and Amir). Help!

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        @kisses: Given your needs, KJ to SF or PF (blocks) MKG to SF or PF (blocks) I dunno if that will work though with elig, and damn, yeah don’t see a great way to get Sloan in there.

        I’d try for a tiny bit more than Lowry for Westbrook, adding Vuc might be too much, but I would make that counter!

        • kisses says:
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          @JB Gilpin: sorry, I was unclear. That’s Wes Matthews, not Westbrook. He originally proposed Teague for Wes Matthews and I texted him back saying Lowry would be better and he was surprisingly down to upgrade that PG for the trade. His eagerness to get a SG/SF got me thinking that I could pull the trigger on another player.

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            @kisses: oooops, nope you’re good! I read it as Westbrook, yeah gimme Lowry!

            • kisses says:
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              @JB Gilpin: It all happened so fast! He was apparently already in a deal with some other team so I lost Lowry. I’ve moved on.

              I just completed a trade for my Wes Matthews and Tobias Harris for their Jordan Hill and IT2. Gives me PF/C eligible depth (backing up Drummond and Boogie) with DD potential and I now have Bledsoe and IT2. I will probably move one of them eventually, but it should be fun.

              Thanks for the help!

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                @kisses: Ugh that sucks you lost Lowry! I think you mighta spent a tiny bit high, but yeah DD league makes Hill a beast!

                • kisses says:
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                  @JB Gilpin: He has a lot of bigger name players (Kyrie, Pau, Kobe, Carmelo, ZBo) while I’m all about the value picks and waiver wire pickups. He is also one of those fantasy players who knows just enough about basketball to know the names being moved and their relative values, but he had a tough time with projections and gambling on certain stats. I didn’t want to lose Tobias, but I wanted JHill.

                  Someone in our league has DRose and JLin as their PGs so I’m probably going to float either Bledsoe or IT2 their way.

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                    @kisses: Nice, yeah that’s what I do thinking of trades, look at other team depths/needs. Good luck swindling him! Haha

  23. Aiden says:
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    That Bayne picture is a killer man! I was like what the heck is that thing on his face until I realized. haha

    My Question for you today is sorta similar to that of the poster above. What to do with Nelson in 14er H2H?

    Is P.J. Tucker really better than Nelson? I seem to like Jarrett Jack a lot. what do you think?

    I can stream maybe once a week? since I have 50 limits.

    Thanks!

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      I read Slim’s post the other day about Napier that he COULD be top 100 player if given starting role? Should I stash on him now? or is it too far-fetched?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Aiden: Haha thanks man!

        Yeah I’d sadly take Tucker. Nelson just not producing at all and in lower minutes than I thought.

        I’m not as big on Shabazz, I would wait it out a little longer before burning a spot.

        Any time man!

  24. m1chael says:
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    Hey JB,

    Ed Davis or MKG?

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      @m1chael: Whewwww, I think I’d take MKG because he offers similar stats, though less blocks, but in an out-of-position way

    • m1chael says:
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      @m1chael: Yahoo must be reading Razzball cause Kemba Walker is now eligible for the SG position too. BOOM!

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @m1chael: Noice! They’re eagerly scrolling through our comments!

  25. Nikko says:
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    Hey JB. Im back. I know melo has been struggling but I have faith in him. In my h2h league, the deal I have set for him is Gay and Sullinger for Kobe and Melo? I think it’s a steal. What do you think? I know Kobe is taking and missing plenty of shots but he is putting up good numbers still. And if I were to get that, I have a trade for Kobe set up: Kobe and Brandon Knight for Joe Johnson and Leonard? Is that a yay or nay? You’re a big help man.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Nikko: yeah man, I mean, I don’t love Kobe or Melo but that’s an unreal move for ya! The following move is a yay, but much closer. I just love me my Knight and not a JJ fan. Thanks man we try!

  26. Kevin says:
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    There is oladipo, calderon, george hill on the waivers!! I’m in a 10 team 9 cat yahoo H2H.

    Who would you recommend dropping to stash? I lost 4-5 on my first week. Appreciate any input! Thanks.

    https://i.imgur.com/0TK2Tbs.png?1

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kevin: I’d stash Oladipo over Lee or. Burks probably Lee. Any team with AD is elite you should be good man!

  27. Jeremy says:
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    Would you go with Isaiah Thomas or Donald Sloan for tonight?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jeremy: Hmmmm, ya know I’ll roll the dice on Sloan

  28. Shaft says:
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    I know i just pulled the trigger and got rubio for kemba and deng, but let me know if you think any of these trades make sense. My PGs are stupid good so it makes sense to beef up the rest of my line up i think

    1. Rubio and rolo for horford and collison
    2. rubio and rolo for ariza and collison
    3. rubio and rolo for batum and monroe
    4. conley and rubio for harden

    my current 8-cat team is: rubio, conley, knight, holiday, beverley, durant, cousins, m gasol, t jones, sully, #occupydraymondgreen, rolo

    thanks man

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shaft: Whoa, nice trade! 1. Love, 2. love 3. love, 4 love the most. Let’s hope one of those works out! Any time!

  29. SMLV1 says:
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    This Trade is going on in my league….Fair?

    Deron Williams and Parsons for Asik and Kobe

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @SMLV1: Sure, i mean I am very anti-vetoing trades, but that’s me. I’d much prefer Parsons side, but maybe Asik side needs Pts/Rebs really bad

  30. Jake Vz says:
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    Just how good do you think jimmy butler can be this year? I got offered Batum and Holiday for Butler and Jennings.. Would you do this?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake Vz: While I like Butler a lot and think this is a breakout year, I’m taking that offer in a heartbeat!

  31. miles proudfoot. says:
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    If Baynes were really on Firefly he would be yelling, “Goram!” That’s right, I think I cursed in Whedonese. I think.

  32. pound sand says:
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    Dray Green or Sloan at UTIL?
    10 team H2H 9 cat

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @pound sand: I’d rather own Sloan

  33. Nikko Respeto says:
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    In my H2H, if i can get Dwight and Kawhi/JJ for Drummond and Kobe, would that be a step up for down?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nikko Respeto: I like Kawhi well over Kobe, but Drummond well over Dwight… I dunno I might hold Drummo side more bc I hate Dwight

  34. Blu says:
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    Would you trade Kemba+Pau for Westbrook? It’s a 14-team H2H league. I might lose blocks since Pau is my top blocker, but not sure if he can keep 2bpg throughout season.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Blu: I don’t think he’s a 2 BPG guy either, but it’s giving up a lot of depth for a deeper league… It’s risky, but if I liked my team I’d do it, Kemba definitely trending down

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        @JB Gilpin: Would him adding Jeff Green or Omer Asik balance it a bit? I think my guards are okay but might lacks boards & blocks.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Blu: Yeah loving it then, I’d add Asik to it.

  35. Aiden says:
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    I just offered Nelson for Copeland. He would prolly reject it.

    Id like to propose a trade to boost FG%/ast/stl/pts? or at least some of them without decimating other cats.

    His Team:
    PG Deron Williams
    SG Kyle Korver, Atl
    SF J.R. Smith
    PF Anthony Bennett, Min PF
    C Marc Gasol, Mem
    G Elfrid Payton, Orl
    F Brandan Wright, Dal
    UTIL LeBron James, Cle
    UTIL Marcin Gortat, Wsh
    UTIL JaVale McGee, Den
    Kobe Bryant
    Jordan Hill
    Evan Turner

    My team:
    Anthony Davis
    Al Horford
    Trevor Ariza
    Pau Gasol
    Ryan Anderson
    Gorgui Dieng
    Hollis Thompson
    Goran Dragic
    Brandon Knight
    Jammer Nelson
    Manu Ginobli
    Donald Sloan
    Andre Iguodala

    Can you think of any possible trade proposal? I have no idea where to start.

    Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Aiden: Yeah I’d try the Copeland deal too… Jordan Hill I like a ton but maybe brings back enough, and I’d target Dragic low, but you may have missed your window as he was decent tonight. Hill+Korver for Dragic?

      • Aiden says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Oh Dragic is on my team. Korver and Hill on the other team.

        or Are you saying I would benefit more from Korver+Hill than Dragic?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Aiden: Oops I thought yours was the top one, read too fast 🙂

          Nah def not doing that for you 🙂 Ummm, especially if you get Copeland, I think it makes Anderson tradable. Anderson for Elfrid? Might be selling a little high but Elfird would boost 3 of those 4 cats you’re looking for.

  36. tom says:
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    in a 12 team h2h 9 cat would you trade brad beal for mike conely ?? thank you for your advice !

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tom: Yup in a heartbeat!

  37. Erick says:
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    Just got offered 2 trades for 2 diff teams…

    Trade 1: Afflalo for my Dragic

    Not taking that

    Trade 2: Wesley Matthews and Trey Burke for my James Harden

    I don’t know if I wanna take that either, the dude has Durant and DeRozan already… but yeah should I make a counter offer?

    Here’s my team Dragic, R Jackson, Burks, Wiggins, Wright, Faried, Mozgov, Pekovic, Millsap, Thad Young, E Gordon, Harden, Shawne Williams

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Erick: Ugh they’re both a little insulting, I dunno if there’s much wheeling and dealing to do with offers like that. I probably wouldn’t even give up Dragic for Matthews and Burke

  38. Sam says:
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    Hey JB, I’ve just accepted a trade sending off wroten and tobias for walker and morris. Was wondering if you think i got the better deal?
    Also now my 10-cat team (with min and DD ) is looking like:
    Curry
    Lowry
    Walker
    Collison
    Millsap
    Favors
    Markieff Morris
    Gortat
    Noel
    Sullinger
    Josh Smith – smoove is killing me atm 🙁
    Beal – hoping for 3 more weeks rather than 5
    Copeland

    You reckon i should pursue any trades or do i have any gaping holes in my stats i should try cover?
    cheers, id appreciate the help

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sam: Nice! As long as it’s Kemba Walker not Antoine Walker 🙂

      Yeah I think you did awesome! Markieff vs. Tobias is really close, then def Walker over Wroten, so well done.

      I actually just traded for Smith in my 20 teamer bc I lost Rubio and am desparate for ast/stl/blk. So I’d look for teams needing those stats and move him.

  39. Tyler says:
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    Hey JB! So last night wasn’t a good night for me. Rubio was injured and beverley/tjones will be missing at least a week. *sigh*

    I was offered this deal..
    Batum/D.Lee/Calderon
    for my
    Hayward/Jrue/Draymond

    I was thinking of countering with:
    Hayward/Jrue/(Draymond or Bev)
    for
    Batum/D.Lee/Korver

    What do you think?
    Also should I give him Draymond or Bev?

    Current punt points lineup is as follows:
    G-cp3,rubio(inj),jrue,bev(inj)
    F-kawhi,hayward,tjones,draymond
    C-horford,brolo,rolo,j.hill,sully

    • Tyler says:
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      Or maybe i could also include sully or j.hill instead of draymond or bev since im punting points anyway. Thanks bro!
      -Tyler

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Tyler: Yeah me either man with Rubio… Yikes.

        Didn’t love the orig offer, I dunno about the counter, don’t like giving up Jrue with Rubio hurt. I’d rather trade Green right now since Pbev helps PG depth and Rubio could miss a month.

        • Tyler says:
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          @JB Gilpin:
          Dont you think Calderon + Korver can keep me floating while losing Jrue + Draymond?
          I believe Korver was 2nd rd value in a punt points strat, dont you agree? And Batum Hayward are almost similar.

          The thing that worries me with this is I would have 3 teams that have 2 players each. Pbev tjones, korver horford, batum rolo..

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Tyler: I don’t value Korver that highly, and I’m worried about what Calderon can do as the Knicks struggle in the triangle O. I like Batum more than Hayward by a decent margin too even though Batum has started a little slow with bad fg%.

  40. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    1) 14 teamer.
    Would you lose KCP or Mo WIlliams for Trey Burke?

    2) Shallow 12 teamer.
    Would you lose Nene for Dieng?

    3) 14 teamer.
    Would you lose Pope, Mo Will or Mozgov for PJ Tucker?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J: 1 – Nah I wouldn’t either. 2. Yup! 3. Mozgov probably, don’t like his minutes. Any time!

  41. Aiden says:
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    How much upside does Jeremy Lamb have for now?

    He didn’t produce much other than points last night.

    Would he do better in the other cats or is he just points guy?

    Can you rank these guys in order? Ginobli, Foye, Lamb, Nelson

    Thanks!

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      @Aiden:

      One more question:

      Ryan Anderson + Ginobli or Nelson vs Nick Batum?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Aiden: Batum side by a good margin

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Aiden: Not too much, Roberson, Perry Jones, Morrow are all really close, and all the sudden they have their wing fest back. Mostly a points guy. I dunno i don’t like any of those guys really. Ginobili (but so frustrating with DNPs), Nelson, Foye Lamb. Any time!

  42. Shaft says:
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    With Rubio out Indefinitely, would you drop p Beverley for mo williams? I’m already holding durant, t jones and Rubio so I could probably use some healthy bodies.

    • Shaft says:
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      @Shaft: it looks like it might be a time share with Zach Levine for Mo in Minnesota. Still worth an add? Or better off adding someone else like Courtney lee, Shumpert or Evan turner?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Shaft: Meh, I’d hold PBev. He should be back soon at least, sucks the injury bug is killin ya.

  43. Mo says:
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    Whats up, JB I just got kawhi for Jordan Hill+Ryan Anderson, what do you think?

    • Mo says:
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      @Mo: Forgot to mention its 9 cat league

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Mo: Hah love it! Nice work

  44. Nikko Respeto says:
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    Hey JB. I just got Kobe. And this dude is doing the impossible right now, but i guess nothing is impossible for the Black Mamba. But I just can’t see it keeping up. In my H2H league, I have a guy who really wants Kobe. His team is:

    Front Court: Draymond Green, MIrza, Markieff Morris, Davis, Jabari, Leonard, Dwight and West
    Back Court: Kemba Walker, JJ, Reggie Jackson, Giannis, Donald Sloan

    My team:

    Front Court: Nikola Vucevic, Drummond, Griffin, STAT, Melo, Pierce
    Back Court: Lowry, Knight, Kobe, Lin, Teague, Oladipo, and Garrett Temple.

    I really want Davis obviously, but I don’t think he’d do any trading for him unless he was getting something good back. What do you think I should offer by giving Kobe one for one or a group deal. And any possible Davis deals?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Nikko Respeto: Well luckily you know someone he wants! BUt yeah man, will be tough. Kobe+Vuc or Kobe+Drummo? Should be close in value, I’d be pumped to get AD for those though.

      • Nikko Respeto says:
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        He is sending me JJ and Markief for Oladipo and Kobe. What about that?

      • Nikko Respeto says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Im trying to get Griffin and Kobe for Davis and JJ.

      • Nikko Respeto says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Now it s just Markeiff and JJ for Kobe.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Nikko Respeto: Nah, don’t like it. Not a JJ fan (Joe Johnson right? Not Redick? Either way though)

          • Nikko Respeto says:
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            @JB Gilpin: What about Kawhi and Markeiff for Kobe

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Nikko Respeto: I like that one! I think Kawhi gets better, people overreacting to his eyes, they’ll heal up

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