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After opening the season with a two-game appetizer, the NBA provided us with an 11-course meal on Wednesday. No low-carb dieting here, as fantasy manna was raining down from the heavens. All you can eat, baby! There were some impressive performances, as Hassan Whiteside went 26 and 22, DeMarcus Cousins went 28 and 10 with seven blocks, while teammate Anthony Davis went 33 and 18. On a side note, the Pelicans still managed to lose by 12. Trade alert already? Of all the performances, there was one that rose above the rest. Giannis Antetokoumpo went 37 and 13 with three dimes and three pilfers. The number one fantasy pick in many leagues, G showed why and looks poised to carry teams to the Promised Land. As Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, crossed the Red Sea, and climbed Mount Sinai to raise two tablets above his head, so shall G lead fantasy owners across the barren landscape and up the mountain so that they may lift the trophy and bring glory to those that had faith in him. So it was written by Missy Elliot 0:58….to Get Ur Freak On.

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Here’s what else I saw from last night’s action:

Zach Randolph did not play due to oral surgery. Brought to you by the American Dental Association.

Jason Smith got the start for the injured Markieff Morris, but left the game early due to a sprained shoulder. Perfect excuse to work on that left arm when surfing the internet. Mike Scott could get more minutes, but he’s coming off ankle surgery. My best guess is that Kelly Oubre gets more run. Oubre did start the second half and finished with 14 points, eight boards, two dimes, and two swats. He also drained three 3-pointers.

Chris Paul did not play due to shoulder and knee issues. As a State Farm spokesman, does he get hooked up with free insurance? While the injuries don’t seem serious, they could be lingering issues all season. James Harden obviously gets a boost. Harden ended up playing 38 minutes last night, scored 27, grabbed three boards, dished out nine dimes, and pilfered two.

JaMychal Green exited the game early after rolling his ankle. Talk about wheels! Chandler Parsons, Jarell Martin, or Brandon Wright could all be asked to fill in. Parsons played 15 minutes and scored six points and grabbed four boards. Martin played 19 minutes and scored two points, grabbed five boards, and blocked one. Wright ended up playing 27 minutes and scored 10 points, grabbed four boards, pilfered two, and blocked one. The thing to focus on most regarding the Grizzlies is their pace of play. They are no longer the grind it out team. They want to push the ball, which elevates the value of Mike Conley.

With Alex Len unable to go, Josh Jackson got the start at power forward with Marquese Chriss coming off the bench to play minutes at center. JJ played 32 minutes and scored 11 points, grabbed two boards, and dished out one dime. He shot 4-for-10 from the field. Chriss only ended up playing 12 minutes and scored two points, grabbed one board, and blocked one.

Now, the Suns got throttled 124-75 so….there’s that, but definitely not encouraging for a player that many had high aspirations for.

Donovan Mitchell got the start because Rodney Hood walked off the court a minute before tip off.

At least he didn’t have the runs from eating Taco Bell! Anyways, Hood was able to play and chipped in six points and two boards in 18 minutes. Mitchell played 26 minutes and scored 10 points, grabbed one board, dished out four dimes, and blocked one. He did shoot 3-for-11 but was very aggressive taking it to the rack.

Jeremy Lin injured his right knee after landing awkwardly. It did not look good. Geez, is it Sunday and am I watching the NFL? It will be interesting to see what the Nets decide to do if the Lin injury does shelve him for an extended period of time. D’Angelo Russell could move to the point with Spencer Dinwiddie backing him up. That probably makes the most sense, as Allen Crabbe and Caris LeVert would lock down the shooting guard position. Speaking of Russell, he led the Nets with 30 points, three boards, five dimes, and one steal on 12-for-22 shooting. The Stocktonator loved him last night and feels the same way for his next matchup against the Magic. He was the only player to get 30 minutes of run. Trevor Booker went 20 and 10, while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 14 points, grabbed four boards, dished out two dimes, and pilfered one. I’d rather have RHJ, as his game is more well-rounded, but he will not get more than 28 minutes a game.

The Pacers beat the Nets 140-131. Once again, target all players against the Nets. They are going to play at the fastest pace with no regard for defense. Is Chip Kelly coaching the Nets? The two players that stood out to me for Indiana were Domantas Sabonis and Lance Stephenson. Sabonis scored 16 points and grabbed seven boards in 19 minutes. He’s still only 21 years old and is a talented offensive player. Stephenson did not wow, but he contributed across the board and put up 19 shots in 24 minutes. One block, one steal, three dimes, and one board ain’t bad.

Jahlil Okafor did not play due to illness. Do pro athletes get sick days? Amir Johnson and Dario Saric back up Joel Embiid. Johnson played 15 minutes and scored five points and grabbed five boards. Saric played 23 minutes and scored three points, grabbed three boards, dished out two dimes, and blocked one.

Speaking of Embiid, he was only supposed to play 15 minutes, but ended up playing 27 minutes. 18 points, 13 boards, three dimes, and one swat. Trust the process. I’m beginning to think that Embiid is from another planet and “injury” is the only way that the Mother Planet can keep him down. If let loose, he would dominate the game to such an insane level that he’d get exposed. Being such a young alien, though, Embiid just can’t help himself.

Robert Covington definitely ain’t shy, as he hoisted 11 three-pointers and made seven. He ended the night with 29 points, seven boards, one pilfer, two swats, and one assist. A true Black Hole. He’s not going to shoot 7-for-11 every night, but RoCo is going to contribute across the board and he’s going to get so many open looks in this revamped Philly offense.

Ben Simmons was working it, as he scored 18 points, grabbed 10 boards, dropped five dimes, pilfered two, swatted one, and only had one turnover. It really doesn’t matter if defenders lay off him because he can get to the rim at will. His length and strides are most impressive.

Markelle Fultz played 18 minutes and scored 10 points, grabbed three boards, and dropped one dime. He shows his potential at times, but then he’s got this:

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Yo, someone in Philly needs to give Fultz the Dave Hopla videos.

Otto Porter Jr. opened the game on fire, but ended the night with 10 points, eight boards, three steals, and one block. This is his floor. Scroll up two and half clicks on the mouse and you will see what his ceiling looks like.

Marcin Gortat was a fantasy corpse heading into this season, but he scored 16 points, grabbed 17 boards, and blocked three in 34 minutes. Ian Mahinmi only played 14 minutes, so that’s a really good sign for Gortat owners. When the Wizards run into teams that go small, Gortat will cede minutes, but for now, things look A OK.

Dwayne Bacon got the start for the Hornets, as Michael Kidd-Gilchrist couldn’t play due to personal reasons. Dwayne did not bring home the bacon, as he only played 20 minutes and scored eight points, grabbed two boards, and dished out two dimes.

With Nicholas Batum down with injury, Jeremy Lamb got the start and chipped in 15 points, four boards, two dimes, and one steal in 28 minutes. Nooooooot baaaaaaaaad.

I thought Malik Monk would have an impact, due to all the injuries, but he shot 1-for-9 from the field and dished out one dime. He must’ve skipped the Fourth Chamber.

Tobias Harris scored 17 points in the first quarter. He averaged 16 points a game last season. Harris was obviously feeling it, as he ended the game with 27 points on 11-for-18 shooting. He also chipped in 10 boards and three dimes. After the game, he was talking about the All-Star game. Whoa, let’s calm down now fella. It’s only been one game.

Stanley Johnson went 0-for-13 from the field. He led the team with 40 minutes played. I don’t know what to make of this. On one hand, Stanley plays basketball, which is a game that requires one to put the ball into the hoop to score points. Stanley is not a good shooter. Taking the 0-fer out of the equation, he’s a career 37% shooter from the field and 30% from three-land. On the other hand, SVG drafted him and obviously has the utmost confidence in him. It looks like he’s going to keep throwing him out there and see what sticks. Stanley did pilfer four, grab four boards, and dish out one dime. It wouldn’t surprise me if he actually threw up an air ball and a teammate caught it mid-air for an alley oop.

Langston Galloway looked very good, as he scored 16 points, grabbed four boards, pilfered three, and made three three-pointers in 25 minutes. He’s down on the depth chart, but he could be the guy on the second unit.

James Johnson only played 19 minutes but he was in foul trouble. With that said, he still put up 11 points, eight boards, one steal, and one block. He’ll be fine.

Josh Richardson got the start and was meh. 10 points, two boards, two dimes, and one block. He did play 35 minutes so I’m not worried.

Jonathon Simmons aka Juice played 28 minutes and scored 12 points and grabbed two boards. It looks like he’s going to be the main guy off the bench for the Magic, a team that wants to push the pace this year. Juice is loose! That reminds me, I went to a small liberal arts school in New York for college during the whole OJ thing. My buddy bought me a shirt with OJ on the front with JUICE IS LOOSE written on it. You should’ve seen the hatred and venom that was channeled my way. Oh, to be young and dumb again.

So it looks like Jason Kidd is punting the center position again this year. Greg Monroe played 17 minutes while Thon Maker, the starter, played 14 minutes. I actually had some hopes for Thon but like Kaizer Soze….it’s gone.

So, the Boston situation did play out how we expected it to. Marcus Smart started at point guard and chipped in 12 points, seven boards, four dimes, and three steals. He played 32 minutes and is going to be an asset. He only shot 4-for-13 from the field, but was 3-for-7 from three-land. Terry Rozier played 27 minutes and he put up 15 points, seven boards, six dimes, and two pilfers. Both are viable pickups.

Jrue Holiday shot 2-for-11 from the field and ended up with four points, six boards, four dimes, and one pilfer. Momma always said there’d be days like this. Outside of Holiday, AD, and Boogie, this Pelicans team is devoid of talent. I think chances are high that they blow this thing up.

Go pick up John Collins. I feel like that’s a directive from Skynet. Anyways, I thought it would take time for Collins to make an impact, but he played 22 minutes, scored 14 points, grabbed five boards, dished out one dime, and pilfered two. He shot 6-for-10 from the field. I was super impressed with him when I watched Summer League, so I think he’s legit. If he’s already getting 22 minutes now, that number is only going to increase as the season wears on.

Marco Belinelli ah shot-ah seven-ah for fourteen-ah. Did you read that as an Italian accent? Try again. Belinelli scored 20 points, grabbed three boards, dished out three dimes, and pilfered three. It was a nice across-the-board contribution, but he’s all about the shooting. If he gets around 26 minutes per game, he has some relevancy.

Yogi Ferrell started at shooting guard, with Seth Curry out indefinitely. He scored nine points, dished out two dimes, and pilfered one. He did play 32 minutes, but this squad is all about Dennis Smith Jr. 16 points, 10 dimes, and three boards. It is kind of scary that he loves taking it strong to the rack, but he’s opening himself up to some serious injury. That’s really my only concern with DSJ. I love you, man!

Nerlens Noel only played 20 minutes but scored 16 points, grabbed 11 boards, pilfered one, and swatted three. It’s baffling that he only gets 20 minutes a game. He even went 4-for-4 from the charity stripe. That’s not a real thing going forward, but it’s nice to see every once in a while. Free Noel!

Nikola Jokic did not have a good game. I’m sad, but not “perform seppuku” sad. Going up against Rudy Gobert tends to make that whole offense thing difficult. Jokic ended scoring seven points on 3-for-10 shooting, grabbing 12 boards, and dishing out eight dimes. He did not contribute any defensive stats, which has been the reason for hatred from his detractors, but no one can expect many of those against Gobert. Jokic will be fine. I hope. I’m sharpening my knives as we speak.

Jamal Murray got the start at point guard, but he didn’t do much with the opportunity. Eight points, two boards, and two dimes. Emmanuel Mudiay had a similar stat line, but the fact he also played 19 minutes does not bode well for Murray truthers. Raise your hand if you’re a member. Ok, do you know what deodorant is?

Will Barton played 31 minutes and scored 23 points, grabbed six boards, dropped two dimes, pilfered one, and blocked one. He’s the main guy off the bench and can play multiple positions. He’s not a starter, but he plays starter minutes.

Gorgui Dieng is toast. He played 14 minutes, while Taj Gibson started at power forward and played 27 minutes. Dieng It!

LaMarcus Aldridge balled the F out. 25 points, 10 boards, four dimes, and two blocks. This is what the Spurs thought they were getting when they signed him two years ago. Now, keep in mind that Kawhi Leonard did not play, but there are some very encouraging signs that possibly foretell good things in the future. First, is the three-year $72.3 million extension the Spurs gave LMA this summer. Second, Pop came out and said, “I tried to make him a different player. I think that really affected his ability to feel comfortable and confident on the court. And we took care of that, basically by me, letting him know that we’re gonna do it differently and that it was on me, and not on him.” I love Pop. There’s a reason why, since Pop took over the coaching duties in San Antonio, that they are 4-1 in the NBA Finals, have never missed the playoffs except for the first year when he took over mid-season, and consistently win 50-60 regular season games a year.

Pat Connaughton played 32 minutes and scored 24 points. The Blazers smoked the Suns 124-76.

Trevor ArizaRemember yesterday, I wrote that there’s a poll on Twitter asking, “Who’s the most average NBA player?” and I wrote that in the Ariza section. Well, he played 32 minutes, shot 0-for-6 from the field, ended up with two points, two boards, and two dimes.

 

 

 

 

  1. Shahed says:
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    Hey Son,

    I just dropped Dieng for Collins in RCL. What do you think right move? I used to love Dieng, but I had to make the move right?

    • Shahed says:
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      @Shahed: Also, in my Keeper league, I have just been offered Tatum and Collins, for Kevin Love.
      $300 budget, Kevin Love cost me $31, Tatum cost $15 and Collins cost $6.
      We can keep 6 players each year, increasing in cost each year.
      My current roster:

      PG: Lillard $66, Payton $17, Jerian Grant $1
      SG: McCollum $50, Hood $2, Clarkson $1
      SF: Draymond $51, Barnes $14, Ingles $2, Miles $1
      PF: Love $31, Millsap $26, Swanigan $1
      C: Nurkic $27, Adams $9, Kanter $1

      I probably won’t keep McCollum, as I feel I overpaid for him this year.
      What do you think, should I do the trade? I feel I will be competitive this year, but the trade seems a good trade.

      • Son

        Son says:
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        @Shahed: good trade

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Shahed: right move

      • Shahed says:
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        @Son: I was too late, he traded Tatum and Capela for Butler.
        Man injuries are already killing some of my teams, lost Batum in two leagues before the season, lost Rondo, and now Lin on one team. Just picked up Rozier as replacement, should have good value.
        In my 20 team league, I put in a bid for Belinelli, dropping Parsons. Parsons just let me down man, 11th pick so not too bad.

        • Son

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          @Shahed: Solid Rozier pickup. You could take a chance on Brooks. Slim broke him down pretty well

          • Shahed says:
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            @Son: I already picked up Brooks in my 20 teamer, picked him up for Jon Leuer.
            It is weekly, a instead of daily. I’m gonna move Markkanen into the starting line up next week, with Portis and Mirotic out.

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @Shahed: You da man

  2. Dante Green says:
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    Good call on Jaylen. He slightly played better than James J. Hah

  3. Slim

    Slim says:
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    Dillon “mother effin” Brooks looked amazing last night. I don’t tend to watch the Mike and Marc PnR show but the kid is going to keep me watching. Parsons played only PF, Tyreke played only SG, and Ennis was a no show. I guess it’s possible McLemore messes with DBs minutes eventually but the kid is unquestionably NBA ready offensively although it was his defensive that was (surprisingly) impressive last night, always in the right spot, jumping passing lanes, keeping his man in front of him. Brooks 3s will drop and although he won’t be a 4/2 stl/blk guy he will contribute in both, oh and his hustle was phenomenal which should help keep his role and minutes solid. The kid’s won me over. Is he a 12er guy? Eh, probably not quite yet but its awfully close already.

    • Jensen says:
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      @Slim: This is who I was looking at also. 30 min though??? If he gets that he is 12’er own able. Didn’t watch the game, was he playing mostly against Nola bench (what bench, amiright?) But I think he is my top add this morning.

      Rudy Gay got only 24 min with Kawhi out. Yeesh. He looked real good, but clearly Spurs see him in a David West role. Little disappointing.

      • Slim

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        @Jensen: I gotta take the under on 30min, at least for now. Ennis finished off the 1st half, started the 2nd, and never came back in down the stretch. That might not always happen, especially against a better (actual NBA calibur) SF. Offensively Brooks is light years ahead of Ennis and he brings energy that Ennis wasn’t but for now I’d call it 24 minutes each and an even time share. If Brooks takes over the starting job, he’ll absolutely be a 12er guy. He took a couple of tough shots but he didn’t really take contested shots, I could see his FG% being a plus (.488 as a junior, .466 in summer, .478 in preseason). He was a career nearly 80% FT shooter in college so that’ll be fine. 3pt, .401 as a junior, .353 in summer, and .462 in preseason. He will make 3s. He’s always been a scorer, kind of a weak rebounder, but a capable facilitator. He was a 1stl/0.5blk guy in college but he was also that in 19-23 minutes in both summer and preseason. TOs should be low, always have been. Yes he plays below the rim and that might be a problem but he uses his strong frame very well which you could tell from last night will be a major part of his game, both offensively and defensively.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Slim: Food stuff Slim

          • Son

            Son says:
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            @Son: Ha! Good

        • Jensen says:
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          @Slim: Totally agree he is going to have to earn it, on both ends, but I just look at that roster and I am trying to figure out where they are getting buckets outside of Gasol and Conley. There is a clear need for some play making on this team, and if Brooks can fill that role I don’t see how they can deny him more time. It might take some time, but if he can consistently get to the rim, he has to get the run right? I just see the opportunity for him to go crazy, hopefully he can make the most of it.

    • Son

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      @Slim: He’s worth a shot, as the wing situation in Memphis is not that great

  4. Tony C says:
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    I know it’s one game and way too early to start dropping but honestly there were too many breakout type performances last night to ignore. Which of these players do you like best to sustain year long value and upside; Rozier, Dejounte, Oubre, Brooks, Collins, Barton, D.Green, Tucker and Ingles? Do I have any players you would drop this early among Prince, Richardson, Len, J.Murray and Marquese? i need bigs so dropping Len or Chriss without picking up another big like Collins seems unwise. Thanks for your insight and I’m so pumped for NBA basketball this year!!

    • Son

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      @Tony C: Rozier, Collins, and Barton for me. I still believe in all the guys you have, though, except for Chriss who I had some concerns with in the offseason. With that said, the upside is too high to drop. Gotta see how things pan out

  5. Paul says:
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    10 team league and I had Jeremy Lin go down last night. No room in my IR slots as Lavine and Rondo are currently holding them down.

    Would you drop Lin immediately and go hard after someone like Brown with free agent dollars or wait and see (and miss out on brown)?

    • Son

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      Gotta get Brown

  6. Jason says:
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    Good writeup! Would you drop Dedmon or prince to pick up collins?

    • Son

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      @Jason: I wouldn’t. At least not tet

      • Jason says:
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        @Son: ok that’s what I was thinking too. The first time his minutes eclipse dedmons I will probably pull the trigger

        • Son

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          @Jason: Yeah, definitely keep an eye out. I’m not sure Dedmon is the odd man out though

  7. Saints says:
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    Hay Son nice writeup good job 🙂
    Who do you think is more valuable in the next few weeks Josh Jackson or Jayson Tatum ?
    with the Hayward injury im leaning towards tatum but im not really sure.

    • Son

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      @Saints: Tatum no question

      • Saints says:
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        @Son:
        Thanks 🙂

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Saints: Anytime!

  8. BILL BLAST says:
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    I call him Son cause he shines like one… Good read.

    12 team. H2H

    Let down by Thon Maker…

    1. John Wall
    2. Cousins
    3. Blake Griffin
    4. Kevin Love
    5. Dennis Smith Jr
    6. Gary Harris
    7. Tobias Harris
    8. Tim Hardaway Jr.
    9. Jamal Murray
    10. Allen Crabbe
    11. Alex Len
    12. Dewayne Dedmon
    13. Taureen Prince
    14. Justin Holiday
    15. Thon Maker……

    Want to add a big man, but open to any improvements.

    Are you dropping anyone on my team for – C. Zeller, Kaminsky, Brooks, Harkless, Stephenson, Levert..

    Also KCP was dropped this morning.. Am I using my #2 waiver priority to grab him ? and if so for who ?

    Thanks !

    • Son

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      @BILL BLAST: Ha! Much appreciated. Yeah, i had some hope for Thon but looks to. E a no go. I’m not crazy about any of those options. I’m intrigued with Lance though. You have a lot of good wings. I’d pick up KCP, then look to package some of those assets to improve at big man.

      • Son

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        My bad Bill. Just re read your post. I wouldn’t use the #2 waiver priority on KCP.

  9. The KAT's Meow says:
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    Nice work! Very detailed and good analysis. Looking forward to reading this daily and beating you in our RCL.

    I scooped Collins for Dieng already in that league.

    Over/Under on Nick Young 3PTM/Game: 3.5

    • Son

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      Ha! Bring it! As for Swaggy P O/U, I think you put the decimal point too far to the left

  10. Jake says:
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    Pick up Collins or Brooks in a vacuum for rest of season? 8-cat

    • Son

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      Collins

  11. Not your average Joe says:
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    I’m dropping Lin and Winslow. I have a yearly (including playoffs) FAAB of $100. Which players should I target and how much do I spend? Thinking Holiday and Brown, and maybe put D.Green and R.Gay as consolation prices. T.Prince is intriguing too, if that ATL rotation isn’t going to always be a headache.

    FA: Justin Holiday, J.Brown, D.Green, R.Gay, T.Prince, Teodosic, Brooks.

    Daily 9-cat Yahoo H2H. Play PG-SG-SF-PF-C-Util-Util plus 4 bench.

    My team: Lillard, Teague, J-Rich, Lin, Beal, W.Matthews, Winslow, A.Gordon, Porzingis, Gobert, Valanciunas

    • Son

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      Brown for sure. He’s the main priority. I’d go close to 50%. I like Teodosic, Holiday, and Price as well and Brooks is a good pickup. I’m a little leery of him, but if he gets minutes, that’s half the battle.

  12. Clos says:
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    10 team h2h 8 cat. Are to dropping Warren or chriss for Collins?

    • Son

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      No.

  13. Barts says:
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    10 team Points league. Please rank my options off the wire:

    B. Hield, Dan. Green, C. Levert, T. Ross

    Thanks in advance

    • Son

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      Ross, Hield, Green, Levert

  14. Bootsy323 says:
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    Hey James Johnson had 11 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists,
    not 8 rebounds.

    Great post as always though.

    Would you trade Bledsoe for D’Angelo Russell and JJ Reddick if you were doing a FG% punt team?

    • Son

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      @Bootsy323: Ah, my bad. Thanks for the heads up. Get sloppy late at night. I’d rather have the DRuss side in any situation

  15. spo says:
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    Drop Markkanen for John Collins?

    • Son

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      @spo: That’s a tough one for me because I like Collins more in a vacuum, but Markkenen is going to get more minutes and usage. I have to side with Mark here

  16. Old School Brother says:
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    DSJ is the real deal!

    • Son

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      No doubt! Hope he stays healthy

  17. Bryan says:
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    9 team roto, please tell me what u think of my team
    pg-Kemba
    sg-G.Harris
    g-Rubio
    sf-P.George
    pf-A.Davis
    f-Jokic
    c-M.Turner
    util-Stein
    Util-Bledsoe
    Util-Ariza
    util-Noel
    util-Brogdon
    util-Young

    • Son

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      Like it a lot. Most of the teams in your league will be stacked as well, though, so you have to compare to them.

  18. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    what up Son?! looking forward to your updates. curious what your thoughts are on this 20-team h2h draft (14th pick):

    PG – Oladipo (54)
    SG – Reggie Jackson (94)
    G – Jamal Murray (107)
    SF – Aaron Gordon (67)
    PF – Draymond (27)
    F – Thon Maker (147)
    C – Gobert (14)
    UTIL – Milos Teodosic (134)
    UTIL – JR Smith (174)
    B – Cory Joseph (187)
    B – Biyombo (214)
    B – Faried (227) — dropped for Dillon Brooks already

    Thon was probably a mistake — should I try and flip him before the ‘buzz’ wears off, or will he be serviceable? And glaring weaknesses?

    Some names on the wire – Galloway, Burks, Ellenson, Sabonis, Ed Davis, Swanigan — anyone stand out for an add/drop? someone also just dropped Stanley Johnson so it’ll probably be him… minutes are minutes in a league this deep

    Thanks man!

    • Son

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      I had hopes for Thon but not too optimistic anymore. Kidd is gonna Kidd again.

      Agreed. Minutes are minutes and it looks like SVG is going to try and make Stanley a thing

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Son: thanks man. appreciate the work and the reply. what about Biyombo? Should I drop him and Thon straight up for like Sabonis and Swanigan? is the Swan only getting minutes while Vonleh’s out or something? know he was a high draft pick, just no idea if minutes will be there for him

        • Son

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          I like Biggie. I wouldn’t pick up Sabonis. Both Biyombo and Thon are meh but I’d choose Thon between the two

          • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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            @Son: alright man. return of the mack.. to the waiver wire it is

            • Son

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              Ha! Happy hunting

  19. waffles says:
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    hmm for sunday you like Dedmon or John Collins better @ BKN?

    • Son

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      @waffles: Can you play both? I think Collins has more upside

      • waffles says:
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        @Son: i could play both if i drop TJ Warren to open up another streaming spot. 10 teamer

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @waffles: I wouldn’t drop Warren though. Dedmon will provide the safe floor but Collins has more upside

  20. Renz says:
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    Hey Son!

    It’s me again, after the first 3 days I lack in pts and 3pts. Would you drop Ferrell for S. Johnson? And do you think, Mitchell is worth the hold/stash? Thanks man! I am now strong on assist/reb after Dray-Horford-DSJ trade but loosing on 3PT and PTS

    Lastly, If I were to drop a big for a wing who could you suggest? Planning to balance more my team below.

    Jokic, Turner, Horford, Dedmon, Chriss, Green, Richardson, Prince, DSJ, Bradley, Murray, Mitchell, Ferrell

    • Son

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      @Renz: Sup Renz!
      Well, if you want pts and 3s, Stanley is not your guy. It should be easy to find 3pt specialists. I wouldn’t drop any of your bigs

      • Renz says:
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        @Son:

        Marvin Williams is in the waiver and Iggy as well. How bout that?

        • Son

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          @Renz: Marvin would work for you

          • Renz says:
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            @Son:

            Aight. Thanks mate!!! 🙂 Hoping for the underdogs to make some noise soon!! LOL

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @Renz: Ha! Anytime Renz!

  21. Henry says:
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    hey Son,

    I got Dieng but think Of drop him for now. Not too many good source in the FA, do you think I should drop Dieng for Iguodala, lyyasova, d mitchel, Tyson chandler, Stanley Johnson? How do u rank these guys.

    Thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Henry: SJ, DMitch, Tyson, Ersan, iggy

  22. Axel says:
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    Hey!!
    What you think about thaddeus young game? Very good in fantasy stats.
    If you have to choose randle or thaddeus, what you choose?

    Thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Agree. Young, but he could practice his free throws a bit more

      • Axel says:
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        @Son: He do a great job on the boards and a good two way game but with Miles Turner on his side he could break down his value a litle…

        • Son

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          @Axel: He does. I think he will fine with Myles, though.

          • Axel says:
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            @Son: What you think about KAT? Was my 7th pick in 1st round in a 20th league teams. I think he could decrease a litle bit his fantasy value becouse of jimmy butler and teague… he couldn’t have the number number of shots than last year. What about do a big trade with him?
            Thanks for the help!!

            • Son

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              @Axel: KAT will be fine. If you do think his production will decrease then you should trade him. I personally don’t think so but I get your perspective

  23. Quintero says:
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    Need some advice. 12ers h2h daily. Pick up Nance over Ryno? Thanks!
    Here’s my team(replaced Lin with Rozier):

    PG Rubio
    SG Booker
    SF Draymond
    PF Love
    C Towns
    Util WSC
    Util Favors
    Util Rozier
    BN Justin Holiday
    BN Terrence Ross
    BN Ryan Anderson

    • Quintero says:
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      @Quintero: Fultz is also on my team…totally forgot he exists..twelve man roster.

      • Son

        Son says:
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        @Quintero: Ha! With the way he shoots free throws, I get it

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Quintero: yes

  24. Kuz says:
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    Dwight Howard & Saric or Pau & Justin Holiday? Which side is better

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Kuz: In a vacuum, I prefer the Dwight side.

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