I try to reserve the lede for players that had unbelieveable games. It usually works out because one of the superstars is always doing something amazing. Every once in a while, though, an outlier happens which pushes all others to the wayside. Last night, we had one of those events, as the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrated their first win of the season over the Atlanta Hawks. Geez, how bad are the Hawks? Anyways, the Cavs are dead-last in defensive efficiency and near the bottom in offensive pace, assists, efficient field goal percentage, and true shooting percentage. Good times. Looking at the schedule, they play the Hawks once more on December 29th. 2-80!!!

When looking at the stats below, make sure you view them in the proper context: they played the Atlanta Hawks.

Sam Dekker

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

Played 29 minutes and is filling in for Kevin Love. The answer to your question is no. Next.

Cedi Osman

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 5 3 1 0 5 3/5 5/11 7/9

Led the team with 34 minutes. He’s getting the minutes and does contribute in the periphery cats. The shooting efficiency has been painful to deal with, but it is what it is.

Tristan Thompson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 13 3 4 0 1 0 4/9 3/6

That’s when you know things are going good.

Rodney Hood

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 1 3 3 0 1 4/4 9/13 4/6

Is getting the minutes and shot attempts, but he’s a mental midget, so I always have a hard time rostering or utilizing him. With that said, he’s scored double figures in all seven games. Godspeed.

Larry Nance Jr.

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

Does not compute. What are they saving him for? The playoffs?

Collin Sexton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 8 3 0 1 3 1/2 4/10 8/9

Played 28 minutes. Just let the kids play!

Jordan Clarkson

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

Andrew Wiggins’s mini-me.

Congratulations again Cavaliers! See you again in December.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

 

Nemanja Bjelica

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 8 1 2 1 2 3/5 8/13 2/4

The Nemanja is potent and smoking hot in Sacramento. Don’t look now but the Kings are 5-3 on the season, and that’s important because Bjelica plays over 30 minutes if the games are competitive. He may end up being the best free agent acquisition in real life and fantasy player that outproduces his ADP (#148 overall) the most. Entering last night’s game, the Nemanja was the 20th player according to Basketball Monster: 14.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 0.9 blocks, 1.3 steals, and 2.1 threeecolas.

Justin Jackson 

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

So bad that it was impressive.

Willie Cauley-Stein

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 11 1 1 0 1 0 6/15 2/4

Played 30 minutes. That’s four straight double-dubs (points/rebounds). The 3 dimes and 1 steal per game are nice, but the free throw percentage is garbage and the blocks are lacking. Willie needs to go hit up Mutombo. Regardless, Willie is balling out to try and win Uncle Ben Stein’s money.

De’Aaron Fox

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 2 5 2 0 5 0/2 6/13 2/5

Was questionable to play, but ended up gutting it out. Fox is a vital reason why the Kings have a winning record and are playing at the third-fastest pace in the league. Last season, they were dead last.

Buddy Hield

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 11 3 0 1 2 1/4 9/15 6/6

We must all bow down and ask for forgiveness from Vivek.

Marvin Bagley III

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 9 2 1 0 3 2/3 3/7 2/4

Still raw on offense, but the athleticism jumps off the screen. Points, boards, and D stats he will provide, but will top out in the low-20s for minutes, unless the game is a blowout.

Troy Williams

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 5 1 0 2 0 2/5 5/9 0

Played 34 minutes! The Kings signed the 6′ 7″ 210 lbs, 23-year old Williams to a two-way contract last week for wing depth. Have you seen Justin Jackson play? Anyways, Williams has played a few games with Memphis, Houston, and the Knicks. Not a great shooter from downtown, he will grab some boards and get his 211 on. Minutes are gold for fantasy, so keep an eye to see if he continues to get run.

Aaron Gordon

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 10 3 2 2 2 2/7 7/15 2/4

What is Gordon’s potential? Can he/will he ever get there? He’s got the height, agility, hops, stroke, handles, and provides the D. He’s inconsistent, but still only 23 years old. I hope we get to see it. For fantasy, the percentages are no bueno and the assists are not plentiful. Plus, the turnovers are a tick high. Currently, he’s the 149th player according to Basketball Monster. Last season, he ended as the 65th player.

Jonathan Isaac

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

Still only 21 years old, we expected too much too soon from Isaac. Played 25 minutes and had a usage rate of 13.8. Should continue to improve as the season progresses, but he’s not going to be the stud we thought he’d be. Silly humans.

Nikola Vucevic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 15 5 1 1 3 0/2 5/11 5/6

Is the 12th player according to Basketball Monster. Is literally doing it all and could once again be in the 1/1/1 club.

Evan Fournier

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
9 2 2 1 0 3 1/6 3/13 2/2

Lots of Fournier owners are worried. And for good reason, as he’s 18-for-54 in his last four games. Patience grasshoppers. He’s getting the minutes and opportunites. I’ll side with the career 44% from the field and 37% from downtown.

Mohamed Bamba

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

Played 24 minutes and should continue to get more run and experience as the season progresses. A b&b player with the occassional threeecola. La Bamba!

Terrence Ross

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 2 2 0 3 1 3/9 7/17 0

Played 27 minutes. Like shopping at Ross Stores, you get what you pay for and never know exactly what you’ll find.

Danilo Gallinari

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 3 0 2 0 1 3/4 7/15 10/10

Just needs to stay healthy. Good luck with that.

Lou Williams

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 5 3 1 0 5 1/2 4/11 8/8

Lou is averaging 24 minutes per game. Not sweet. He’s scored in double figures every game so far, but the only other contributions are 1.5 threeecolas and 3 assists per game.

Clippers got waxed by 18, so no more blurbs for them!

Paul George

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
32 12 4 0 2 4 3/5 9/18 11/14

Was slaying the Clippers D so bad that parents had to cover the eyes of their children. Definitely not PG.

Steven Adams

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 10 2 3 1 1 0 8/15 2/4

Returned from a one-game absence and did what he do. The free throw percentage sucks, but Adams contributes in everything but dimes. Kiwis are greedy.

Russell Westbrook

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
32 4 8 3 1 3 1/3 13/25 5/7

Played 34 minutes, but you can tell he’s still hurt. Not even close to messing around.

Otto Porter Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 6 3 1 0 0 3/6 6/14 0

Played 38 minutes. A lot of Otto owners are worried. Patience grasshoppers. As Bob Marley sang, “Everything gonna be alright.”

John Wall

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 5 7 3 0 9 4/7 9/15 0

9 turnovers?! Good for someone with the munchies, but bad for fantasy basketball.

Jason Smith

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
7 6 4 0 2 1 1/1 2/4 2/2

Played 24 minutes because Markieff Morris did not play due to concussion symptoms. The answer to your question is no.

Kelly Oubre Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 2 1 2 1 2 1/5 4/10 7/8

Played 29 minutes off the bench. Will score, grab boards, and provide some threeecolas. Other than that? Nada. Zilch.

Kyle Anderson

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

Continues to start and played 28 minutes due to the Chandler Parsons injury. Think about that for a sec. Minutes are high, but usage is low. Good thing Mr. Anderson contributes in the periphery cats. I’m not excited. Makes me want to slow my ass out the door.

Marc Gasol

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 5 6 5 0 0 2/3 7/10 3/7

Marc be acting like a smooth criminal. 5 steals! But that free throw shooting. He deserves to go to jail.

Garrett Temple

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 7 1 0 0 3 4/7 5/13 6/6

Continues to start and played 36 minutes last night. Averaging 13.2 points and 1 steal so far on the season. Shooting 46% from the field and 50% from downtown! He’s a career 40% shooter from the field and 36% from beyond the arc. Say hello to my little friend (in Al Pacino voice)…Mr. Regression.

Shelvin Mack

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

Played 30 minutes! He had played 16 minutes the prior game and was averaging around 23 minutes for the first four games of the season. Return of the Mack?

Hell no!

Jusuf Nurkic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 10 2 0 1 2 0 7/10 8/10

Has the potential to double-dub on any night. Unfortunately, Nurkic is so inconsistent. He’s missing some from the awe.

Zach Collins

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

Played 24 minutes and will probably settle in this range. Likely a big part of the future, Collins can stuff the stat sheet. Still, he’s only 20 years old and the depth chart is crowded in front of him, so keep expectations in check.

Houston….we have a problem. Lost 104-85 at home to the Trail Blazers. The Rockets are 1-5, James Harden is nursing a hamstring injury, are 19th in offensive efficiency, and 27th in defensive efficiency.

Carmelo Anthony

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

Friends don’t let friends Melo. I’m a good ass friend.

PJ Tucker

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

Not sexy, but contributes across the board. Currently the 40th player according to Basketball Monster.

Clint Capela

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 14 1 0 3 4 6/11 0 2/7

Did exactly what you drafted him for. Boards, blocks, and trashing your free throw percentage.

Chris Paul

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 5 9 2 0 2 2/8 6/19 3/4

Immediately called Jake from State Farm after the game for consolation.

Eric Gordon

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 6 1 0 0 0 2/8 4/18 2/4

My momma always taught me that if you don’t have anything nice to say about someone, then you shouldn’t say anything at all. Thanks momma.

Gerald Green

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
3 4 2 0 0 0 1/9 1/10 0

Impressive.

Dario Saric

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 5 2 0 0 3 1/5 3/9 1/2

Mario with the D did not and has not been providing the D. That groan was from millions of ladies in Philly. And a few thousand men that own him in fantasy. He’s grabbing close to 8 rebounds per game, but is only shooting 35% from the field and 23% from downtown. His career averages are 42% and 35% respectively.

Robert Covington

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 4 1 4 2 0 4/8 4/10 3/3

Sometimes the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh, but once in a while, the Lord provides. Keep up the prayers.

Joel Embiid

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
31 11 4 0 1 2 3/4 11/21 6/7

Played 33 minutes on the second of a back-to-back. Hallelujah! 11th player according to Basketball Monster.

Ben Simmons

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 8 10 0 0 11 0 4/9 3/6

I’m not mad. I’m impressed.

Markelle Fultz

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 4 1 1 0 1 0/2 3/10 2/3

Played 19 minutes. Cannot play Fultz against real teams.

Toronto is really, really, really freaking good, as they waxed the 76ers 129-112.

Serge Ibaka

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 8 1 2 3 2 0/1 7/13 2/2

Iblocka is back!!! That makes me so happy.

Pascal Siakam

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 15 2 3 0 3 0/1 6/8 3/4

Played 33 minutes after receiving 33 and 37 the prior two games. Now, OG Anunoby has been absent, which explains the increase in minutes but….how can Nick Nurse put this genie back into the bottle?

Kawhi Leonard

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
31 7 4 4 0 0 2/5 10/19 9/10

Beep. Boop. Bop. Has anyone ever seen Kawhi and the Stocktonator in the same room?

Kyle Lowry

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 3 12 1 0 5 3/7 7/14 3/4

13th player according to Basketball Monster.

Jonas Valanciunas

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 4 1 0 2 3 1/3 8/14 6/6

Played 17 minutes. A per-minutes monster. 12.3 points and 7.7 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game.

Blake Griffin

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 15 3 0 1 5 0/4 8/17 8/8

Got another block, which gives him four on the year. He’s earning that B this season. So far, Blake is averaging a career-high number in shot attempts (20.2), is shooting above 50% from the field for the first time since 2014, is averaging 10 rebounds a game (first time over 10 since 2011), and is scoring a career-high 28.4 points. See what getting rid of a Kardashian can do for you?

Andre Drummond

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 12 2 2 1 0 0 8/17 1/4

Tied for 9th in double-dubs with four. Everyday is Dre Day.

Reggie Jackson played 27 minutes and went 8/2/2. Ish Smith played 28 minutes and went 13/4/2/1. Both are viable, but neither will blow up.

Gordon Hayward

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
6 4 3 0 0 1 0/2 3/10 0

Remember what I wrote in the Johnathan Isaac blurb? That.

Kyrie Irving

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
31 5 5 1 0 2 4/7 10/16 7/8

Finally. It’s been a brutal start to the season for Kyrie and his owners, but it was just a matter of time. Now, I think the ceiling has been lowered a bit, due to a decrease in minutes and usage. With that said, he’s a professional getter of buckets.

Rodney McGruder

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 3 2 2 0 1 3/6 5/13 0

Played a team-high 35 minutes! Wayne Ellington did not play, even though he was available. I’d hold onto McGruder. I wasn’t able to watch the whole game, but I caught the first half and was impressed. He doesn’t just stand around and wait for things to come to him. He’s aggressive at both ends of the floor, which is why he’s endeared himself with the squad and coaching staff. Continue to hold until he starts ceding minutes.

Hassan Whiteside

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 12 0 0 2 2 0 6/11 4/4

Did nothing in the first quarter, yet ended up with another double-dub. I actually think Bam is more active, but he only got 15 minutes, and minutes are king. Hassan played 29 minutes.

Justise Winslow

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

Played 30 minutes. Forget what I said about minutes being king. I kid. Winslow won’t provide much O, but will contribute in the periphery cats. Not enough to get me excited though.

Dwayne Wade

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 1 4 1 0 1 4/6 6/10 3/3

Played 25 minutes. I guess you could do worse, as Wade can still drop 20 on any night and is even contributing threeecolas this season. Just don’t expect much consistency.

Nicolas Batum

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

The minutes are there and so are the contributions across the board. Batum is always a threat to mess around, but can be passive on the offensive end at times.

Cody Zeller

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

Played 25 minutes. Willy is not getting freed, so Zeller is the guy at center for the Hornets. Won’t wow you, but is the 79th player according to Basketball Monster. Cheap big man.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 8 1 0 0 0 0 5/9 4/4

Played 26 minutes after receiving 23 the prior game. The shot is disgusting, but he’s been getting some minutes and is a b&b player. Borrego has been utilizing MKG often when he wants to go small, so…..minutes are king?

Tony Parker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 1 11 0 0 2 1/1 8/15 7/8

Played 25 minutes. Probably won’t see over 20 minutes a game often, but he can still score and be a cheap source for assists. Oui oui.

Malik Monk

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 2 1 0 0 1 4/6 7/10 2/2

Played 24 minutes, while Jeremy Lamb only played 19. It’s tough for me to get excited about Monk, though. If he starts or gets more minutes, I’d think about it, but what does he really do for fantasy? He can score but is shooting 35% from the field. From downtown, he’s 34%, so that’s not bad. Outside of that, he’s not providing much: 2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.6 blocks, and 0.6 steals. I’m expecting an envelope filled with Ricin from Craig soon.

Alex Len

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 9 1 2 2 1 1/1 9/9 3/6

Played 27 minutes. Two words: Cleveland Cavaliers.

Jeremy Lin

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 1 8 1 0 2 2/6 4/11 2/2

Played 24 minutes. Friends prevent friends from going Linsane.

  1. I just wanna Kawhi over OPJ says:
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    Guess it’s time to drop Isaac for Siakam……. It sucks when you miss out on someone like Bjelica coz you’re holding onto someone else who just happened to play for a terrible coach, a coach who’s madly in love with Gordon, Bamba and Tross. Sorry Isaac, coach has no love for ya. LOL

    OPJ u sonovabit*ch. I hate you still. You’re my Kawhi this season. I just wanna Kawhi over OPJ, gon change my name like that. Larry Drew, you suck too!

    12er,9cat
    PG1—Holiday
    PG2—Dinwiddie
    SG1—Oladipo
    SG2—Richardson
    SG3—Harris
    SF1—Covington
    SF2—Porter Jr.
    SF3—Osman
    PF1—Durant
    PF2—Isaac
    PF3—Nance Jr.
    C1—Gobert
    C2—Allen

    Just a recap of our squad.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Ha! I’m good with the move. You need the drama. You want the drama.

      • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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        @Son:

        U know drama feeds my soul…. F no!! Hah

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @I just wanna Kawhi: Ha! Drama is the bane of your existence, yet it fuels you to chips! Embrace it!!!

          • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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            @Son:

            Hah! But on a more serious note, let’s just say the Suns keep losing and as an avid suns fan I know they will, what are the chances of Okobo becoming a must start in competitive leagues? Cos there ain’t no way Canaan gets all the burn right? And how about Josh Jackson, I know we’re just 3 weeks in, but I’m not so sure if he did make any improvement. Your thoughts on those two, man.. Thanks

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @I just wanna Kawhi: The Okobo era may be upon us already. Not a fan of JJ

              • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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                @Son:

                Hah! Would prolly have to scoop up Elie soon.. Thanks bud

                • Son

                  Son says:
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                  @I just wanna Kawhi: May want to make that move before tonight’s game

  2. JC says:
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    Trying to figure out Draymond and Otto. Howard coming back soaking up more rebounds and Wizards in disarray it seems. Oubre lurking, Wall popping off etc. Draymond, who knows? Low shot volume a thing or just the Warriors taking turns? Cousins impact?

    1. Given all that, patience or try a Draymond and Otto for Capela and Brogdon?
    2. McGrudder has been a nice waiver add. Winslow back, Johnson soon as well. Hold or sell? Best offer would be a Danny Green or Taj type.
    3.

    • Son

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      @JC: I think both will be fine. I’ve been a fade on Cousins all offseason, so I wouldn’t worry about him. With that said, I’ve been horribly wrong on most of my offseason fades, so going George Constanza may be the prudent move.

      1) patience grasshopper
      2) read the McGruder blurb above

  3. DocMcstuffins says:
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    Great write up! These help me so much as it’s my first fantasy basketball season. I’m in a 10 team 15 man roster ESPN league w/ 9 categories and got offered a trade this morning.

    I give
    Chris Paul
    Gary Harris
    Danilo Gallinari
    Serge Ibaka

    I receive
    Steph Curry
    Otto Porter
    Jaren Jackson
    Larry Nance

    Which side do you like? I’m in first place and 14-2-2 on season. Thanks for any advice!

    • Son

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      I like the Paul side better

  4. Scat Pollard says:
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    Worth dropping JJJ for Bjelica or Hield, or should I hold on him? Looks like he got in foul trouble last night which limited his minutes.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Bjelica

      • Scat Pollard says:
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        @Son: Thanks, that’s what I wound up doing since adding Hield would have left me with only Tatum as PF-eligible.

  5. Wutang says:
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    Great writeup once again, congrats to the Cavs – let’s hope they can become a lil bit competitive, so I can get something for Love!!!!

    Think it’s time to start streaming Isaac and Sweet Lou… as much as it hurts me to lose Isaac’s upside, I’ll gain more out of filling his spot on a nightly basis, until the coach gives him some more run.

    Team is as follows, for context (10team, unlimited daily moves):
    PG: Mike Conley
    SG: Oladipo
    G: Josh Hart
    SF: Otto Porter Jr.
    PF: Jonathan Isaac
    F: Mirotic
    C: Jokic
    UTIL: Siakam
    UTIL: Lou Will
    UTIL: JJ Redick
    BN: Trey Young
    BN: Rose
    BN: Harrell

    INJ: Barton
    INJ: Love

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Wutang: Wutang is for the people!

      I’m good with that. Good luck!

      • Wutang says:
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        @Son: Appreciate it buddy! Good luck to you and your dozen teams as well, I’ll be back to check in again tomorrow i’m sure lol

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Wutang: Anytime! I cut back on the number of teams this year, but still in too many. Things would not be right if Wutang was not in the house!

  6. CSS says:
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    Drop George Hill for Siakam, right?

  7. Kevin says:
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    In light of the recent Jimmy butler news of potentially pulling a Lev bell move,

    Would you rather pick up Josh okogie or tyus Jones? Or just hold. 9-cat H2H 12 teams.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Okogie

  8. miles proudfoot says:
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    Drop Josh Jackson for Okoge? Bummer too bc I thought I got a steal at the end of the draft with Jackson based on the end of last season and it it simply being Phoenix.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @miles proudfoot: I hear ya. Yeah, I’m good with that move

      • miles proudfoot says:
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        @Son: Hmm, Jaylen Brown, RHJ also on the wire. I guess need to take their floor before Okoge unless his ceiling is higher?

  9. Hater Bell

    Grey Albright says:
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    The three white guys in the pic at the top of the post look like me at different stages in my life if they only had mustaches and not that “I wish I had a mustache” crap… BTW, now I’m the most handsome one in the middle.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Ha! See the look on #8’s face? That’s me right now. I think you should get a doo like #2

  10. Hater Bell

    Grey Albright says:
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    Jordan with the slam! would be my username if I played fantasy basketball, btw — shame on all of youse who are not using this

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey Albright: What’s up with blocking my avatar? Too handsome for all of you, I’m assuming

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: There’s the punim! aka Jordan with the slam!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Do you pronounce that with a poon and pun? Name is all yours Grey! Does this mean you are playing next year?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Son: Nah, I’m washing my hair from October thru March

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @Grey: One strand at a time?

      • Son

        Son says:
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        Whatcha mean, jelly bean?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      That was a dunk of epic proportions….NOT!!!

  11. Dwigt says:
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    Hey,
    8 cat, getting the following trade offer:
    Jamal Murray or Bledsoe plus Aaron Gordon for my Jimmy Butler. Take it?

    Love the site.

      • miles proudfoot says:
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        @Son: I have Butler too. I’m also holding in one league. Going to try and buy low in another. Samuel L. Chang might sell low, but Dwigt holds! Dear lord I hope I’m right.

  12. Jose Baloncesto says:
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    I dropped Fournier and Hart for Harrell and Collins. I’ll keep an eye on Fournier and Hart just in case but Hart’s lack of minutes and touches scared me, and I am skeptical Fournier will ever get his shot back after that ankle injury. Fournier would have also cost me a 4th round pick to keep. In my league, you can keep up to 3 years, including the year you acquired the player, but every year costs one round higher. Guys who went undrafted but were then picked up off of waivers cost an 11th round pick to keep.

    I should probably not be giving up this early but I just don’t see a way my team can really compete for the title, and I don’t want to end up in a dreaded 5th or 6th, where I don’t realistically contend, but neither do I get a high draft pick next year. So I’m focusing on acquiring talent that has potential this year to still be competitive but also is cheap to keep. Specifically, I’m thinking of selling high on Gallo and cutting my losses on Horford while he still has name value. Could use your thoughts on trade targets at the bottom, or waiver wire guys.

    Team in a h2h 9-cat league. I put parenthesis with potential keeper costs next year. No parenthesis means cost would be prohibitive.
    CP3
    Conley
    Richardson (10th round)
    LeVert (6th round)
    Leonard
    Osman (11th round)
    Gallinari (8th round)
    Horford
    Randle (7th round)
    Harrell (11th round)
    Collins (11th round)

    Trade Targets: Ball (4th), T.Young (6th), Fox (7th), Kuzma (9th round), Bazemore (11th)
    Waivers: WCJ (5th), Nitilinka (11th), Rose (11th), Rondo (11th), Hart (11th)

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I think that’s a good strategy. You either want to be first or last. Being in the middle is the worst position to be in.

      As for you list:

      my RichardSON!!!
      LeVert
      Osman
      Randle
      Collins
      Hart

      • Jose Baloncesto says:
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        @Son:

        Oh, haha. I wasn’t asking who I’d keep. That remains TBD. (I can only keep 3) I was thinking more who to target in trade or from the wire 🙂 Leaning towards using Gallo and Horford as tradebait, and wondering who to target. I don’t think I have any clear drops, unless you’d prefer Hart to Collins or Harrell (but I am holding hope that LAC realizes Gortat sucks and that Harrell should start).

        • Son

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          Yeah, I got that. Those would be the guys I’d be interested in.

          Trade targets are difficult to assess because every league is different. Gotta send out the scouts and do some price discovery.

          I don’t think Harrell ever gets full starter minutes. I like Collins a lot, especially in a keeper league

  13. waffles says:
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    good stuff son

    for tomorrow, George Hill or Monte Morris? They’re playing each other

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @waffles: Morris for me.

  14. Jason says:
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    Trade doncic/Marc gasol for gobert/levert?
    Trade doncic for Otto?
    Trade Marc gasol for Aldridge?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Jason: What’s your squad look like?

      • Jason says:
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        @Son: rozier, curry, Forbes, cp3, Barton, WCS, doncic, warren, Marc, valanciunas, redick, bridges, JJJ, horford

        • Son

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          1) No
          2) No
          3) No

          • Jason says:
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            @Son: not concerned about grizzlies tanking later this season? Also, would u drop any of Forbes, TJ warren, rozier, bridges for okogie or vonleh?

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @Jason: Grizzlies are 4-2. As long as they are healthy, they have a chance to make the playoffs.

              Yes and yes.

              • Jason says:
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                @Son: who to drop? tyreke Evans also became available..do I jump the gun?

                • Son

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                  @Jason: I’d drop
                  Forbes and Warren for Okogie and Vonleh. There’s risk, though, for the upside. If you want floor, then stay put.
                  Tyreke does not interest me

  15. Jc says:
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    H2H league. Nine cats. Wes Matthews or Fournier. Gotta drop one.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Jc: Wes

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