Man…I really feel for Markelle Fultz. He was the #24 recruit out of high school and received scholarships from over 20 colleges, participated in the McDonald’s All-American Game, was a member of the Team USA Under-18 squad, First-Team All-Pac-12 and Third-Team All-American in college, and was selected with the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. On top of the world, as they say, at the tender age of 19 years old. But then the yips surfaced. “The condition occurs suddenly and without apparent explanation…It is poorly understood and has no known treatment or therapy. Athletes affected by the yips sometimes recover their ability, which may require a change in technique. Many are forced to abandon their sport at the highest level.” The most well-known athletes to succumb to the yips are Chuck Knoblauch, Nick Anderson, Mike Vanderjagt, and Rick Ankiel. Is Fultz about to join them?

It’s looking likely, as TheAthletic wrote an article yesterday saying that Fultz is dealing with wrist and shoulder issues AND would prefer to move to another team. I’ve been a mental midget at times in my life and have dealt with depression as well, so I empathize but understand some of the realities of the shituation. I was able to hunker down in my cave and deal with my demons, but he’s in the public sphere with everyone all up in his business. The pressure and attention must be debilitating. I feel for you Fultz and wish the best.

This is a fantasy website, though, so I must address the implications from a fantasy perspective. The Fultz stops here. Do not use the Fultz, as the issues seems to be mental. He took an entire season off to deal with it, yet it’s only gotten worse. If he’s having trouble with this, imagine Draymond Green yapping about the yips in his ear. He’s a drop in most formats. I guess in the deepest of leagues, you could stash him as a lottery ticket, but that’s about it.

Did the Boston Celtics sabotage him? I guess the most important thing to take away from all of this is that one should always be cynical when a team is willing to pass on the consensus number one overall pick in the draft.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

 

 

Bojan Bogdanovic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 3 4 0 0 1 4/6 6/9 4/4

Third straight game scoring at least 20 points. He’s scored single digits in only three games all season (18 games). Did you know that BojBog is leading the league in three-point percentage at 53%? Now you do.

Myles Turner

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

I finally got to watch the Pacers play for an extended period last night. Myles is fine. The offense, though, is just very methodical with lots of movement and passing. There will need to be a coaching change for the potential to be unleashed. At least he’s providing the blocks, as he’s fourth in the league with 2.53 per game. I shall be walking the full 500 Myles. Who’s with me?!

Tyreke Evans

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 3 3 1 0 2 2/5 4/8 2/2

Got the start again because Victor Oladipo sat due to injury. Reke played 22 minutes but…P….U. He wasn’t bad, per se, but like I just wrote above, the pace is gone from the Indy offense. Let’s call them the Indiana Rs.

Aaron Holiday

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 6 3 1 1 2 1/7 2/9 6/6

Played 24 minutes. There was blowout run, but Holiday has looked like he belongs over the past three games (24, 21, and 15 minutes). You have to respect the physical skills of all the Holidays and the fact that they always be working.

Marvin Williams left the game in the third quarter due to an apparent concussion. If he is unable to go, Miles Bridges and Dwayne Bacon should benefit the most.

Kemba Walker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 2 11 1 0 2 2/3 5/10 4/4

Kemba Walker Label on the rocks is so smooth and hits the spot. He has the seventh-highest usage rate (30.6) in the NBA and is currently the fifth player according to Basketball Monster. The points, threeecolas, rebounds, and assists are all higher than last season’s numbers.

Jeremy Lamb

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 7 4 0 0 1 5/7 7/13 2/2

Lamb is a baaaaaaaaaaaaaaad man!

Dwayne Bacon

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 6 3 0 0 1 2/2 8/13 0

Played 25 minutes.

Miles Bridges

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

Also played 25 minutes. Ahhhhh, deuces are wild!

Both received minutes due to the Marvin Williams injury, and both should see an uptick in minutes if Williams is out for an extended time.

Nikola Mirotic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 13 0 1 1 2 2/6 3/9 5/6

Top 25 player for fantasy. New Orleans is the perfect place for him. Maybe he hired Bobby Portis to smash his face in so that the Bulls would trade him away. In these times, anything is possible.

Anthony Davis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 16 6 5 5 6 0/2 4/13 4/7

I googled quintuple-double and there has been no record of any player getting one. Now that I think about it, that’s such a mind boggling thing to even consider. Yet, AD is so freaking good that it’s within the range of outcomes.

Jrue Holiday

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 4 10 2 1 5 1/6 11/24 7/8

Always working.

E’Twaun Moore

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 2 1 0 0 0 3/7 13/25 1/3

Moore please! That’s now seven straight games scoring in double-digits, with three of those games being 30-burgers. Just for shits and giggles, I wanted to see where 25 shot attempts would rank on the all-time list. Of course Kobe Bryant has the record at 50. Ha!

Julius Randle

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 10 3 0 1 2 2/2 6/13 8/9

Played 28 minutes off the bench. That front court triumvirate in New Orleans has to be the best in the league. Mercy.

Wilson Chandler

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 6 2 0 0 0 1/2 6/7 0

Played 31 minutes. Looks like he’s the guy over Mike Muscala.

Joel Embiid

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
31 19 2 0 2 7 2/4 11/23 7/9

In the NBA, we have unicorns, beasts, and freaks of nature. Embiid is…..

You know what’s also too beaucoup? The Stocktonator, as it liked Embiid very much last night.

Ben Simmons

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 8 7 1 2 6 0 9/18 4/4

One day, Simmons is going to shoot with his right hand and go….”Fooled you!”

Jimmy Butler

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 6 3 3 1 0 0/3 5/16 3/3

See? Embiid is…..scroll up and click the video above.

Landry Shamet

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

Played 20 minutes. With Fultz out of the picture for now, Shamet should suck up most of those minutes.

Kyle Anderson

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

Slowly, but surely, working up for his first double-dub of the season. Slow-Mo indeed.

Marc Gasol

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 10 2 2 0 0 0/4 6/13 8/8

Yeah. Yeah. He’s good. It’s siesta time. Wake me when he shits the bed.

Mike Conley

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 4 9 1 1 0 3/7 11/23 5/5

MC acting like you don’t know!

Shelvin Mack

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

Played 19 minutes. All is right with the world. Seriously, if Mack became a thing in 2018, that would be something else.

LaMarcus Aldridge

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 11 4 0 1 0 0/1 6/20 7/9

Hee hee.

Rudy Gay

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 8 1 1 1 0 1/2 7/10 6/6

Played 34 minutes. Will make owners Gay and excited for as long as he’s healthy.

DeMar DeRozan

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 5 5 1 0 5 0 10/20 4/5

He got 5 on it.

Bryn Forbes

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

This is one Forbes who doesn’t make anyone money.

Derrick White

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

Played 10 minutes. Well…..that was fun. NOT!

Allen Crabbe

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 3 1 2 1 2 7/11 10/16 0

He’s alive! Throw him back in! Last night was the first time Crabbe had scored over 15 points and was only the second time this month he reached double figures (11 games). He has played 30, 29, and 30 minutes the last three games, so maybe this is going to be a thing.

Ed Davis

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

Mr. Ed is a reliable horse.

Harrison Barnes

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 5 0 1 0 1 5/8 10/20 3/3

Does just enough to keep you coming back to the store.

Luka Doncic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 9 4 2 0 3 2/3 5/11 9/11

I. Heart. You.

DeAndre Jordan

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 14 3 2 0 3 0 4/6 4/6

DJ with the good jams last night.

Dennis Smith Jr.

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

Played 19 minutes. He is dealing with a sprained wrist, but JJ Barea was en fuego so….

JJ Barea

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 2 7 0 0 1 1/4 8/14 1/2

Played 29 minutes, a season-high. Don’t expect this to be a regular occurrence, though. Think 19-20 minutes per game. With that said, assists with double digits points can be expected on the regular.

Devin Harris

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 3 1 4 0 1 2/5 4/7 8/10

He’s still in the league?

Nemanja Bjelica

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 7 2 0 1 2 3/3 7/9 1/1

Played 25 minutes. The Nemanja is not as potent, but he still gets you high.

Willie Cauley-Stein

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 7 1 2 0 0 0 11/15 1/4

On a mission to get uncle Ben’s money.

De’Aaron Fox

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 7 13 0 0 2 1/3 6/14 4/5

Crazy like a Fox. Top 70 player over the past two weeks.

Marvin Bagley III

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 6 0 2 2 1 0 5/9 1/2

Played 27 minutes after receiving 26 and 27 the prior two games. It’s happening? Possibly? Maybe? Boards and blocks are what Bagley delivers.

Bogdan Bogdanovic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 4 4 0 0 1 3/9 7/19 1/1

Played 30 minutes. It’s happening!

Derrick Favors

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 12 1 1 2 3 0/2 4/7 0

Only played 22 minutes, but do yourself a Favors and check out the production.

Donovan Mitchell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
35 2 3 0 1 2 4/8 13/22 5/5

The usage rate and shot attempts remain robust, but the threeecolas and rebounds are down from last season. 76th player according to Basketball Monster for the season, but he’s been closer to top 200 player over the past six games.

Jae Crowder

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 5 1 1 1 1 2/10 5/14 4/6

I love clam chowder. Why then don’t I love Jae Crowder? The universe is strange. I’ve never been a Crowder guy, but I endorse guys like PJ Tucker, so it’s only right I give him some love…when he has a good game….which is why I never write him up. Man, I’m a jerk.

Paul Millsap

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 5 0 5 1 1 2/2 11/13 1/2

That’s his jam. I don’t care what any of you say.

Nikola Jokic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
7 12 10 1 0 3 1/5 3/13 0

He’s taking the Joker nickname a little too literally.

Taj Gibson

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

Played 19 minutes after receiving 19 and 21 the prior two games. The writings on the wall of the Taj.

Karl-Anthony Towns

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 7 2 0 0 6 1/5 7/14 7/9

Huh? No double-dub? Was Jimmy Butler on the sideline making the slit throat gesture? Looking at Butler’s line last night, it’s a viable scenario.

Dario Saric

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 7 3 1 0 0 1/4 4/9 3/3

Played 28 minutes off the bench. Someone is pressing the A button on the controller making Mario with a D jump up and down.

Derrick Rose

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 4 4 1 0 1 2/6 6/11 6/6

How much $$$ is in the office pool? And what was the date set at?

Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum both scored 22 points. The Trail Blazers lost by 43 to the Bucks. NO BLURBS FOR YOU!

Giannis Antetokounmpo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
33 16 9 3 0 3 1/3 13/20 6/9

Ain’t nuthin’ but a G thang baby!

Khris Middleton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 7 4 2 0 1 2/5 7/12 5/5

Not great, but not average. A Middleton.

Thon Maker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 8 0 0 1 2 3/7 4/10 0

Played 21 minutes. That’s when you knows it’s blowout time. The Trail Blazers met their Maker last night, 100-143.

Blake Griffin

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
37 11 4 0 0 9 6/9 9/21 13/15

Aaaaaaallmost messed around by messing around with the ball. And of course he didn’t get a block. Ricky Lake is _ack. I kid. Griffin has been fantastic this season. I’m just a hater.

Andre Drummond

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 11 1 0 1 2 1/2 8/12 3/9

Yawn. Just another double-dub for Dre, his 13th in 15 games played. He’s currently tied for third in the NBA.

Clint Capela

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 15 0 0 4 1 0 12/14 3/4

Capela was hitting those high notes last night. Damn. Over the past seven games, C&C Music Factory has been the 15th player for fantasy.

James Harden

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
43 7 9 4 0 6 4/9 10/20 19/19

Now I’m Harden excited!

TJ Warren

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 4 1 0 1 1 2/4 8/15 3/3

Played 33 minutes and has scored at least 20 points in seven straight games. Regulators have been mounting up like there’s no tomorrow!

Deandre Ayton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 12 5 1 1 2 0 8/13 2/2

The double-dubs are expected on a nightly basis now, but it’s nice to see him providing the D. That’s what she said.

Devin Booker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 2 6 3 0 6 1/8 9/20 4/4

I see you Booker. Just letting him know because it always looks like he’s watching me. Creepy.

Mikal Bridges

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

Did not get the start but played 29 minutes. That’s good. The organization likes him and it looks like they are going to give him every opportunity to develop. Not a high usage player, Bridges should have no problem traversing the waters of the NBA, as he contributes across the board.

Jamal Crawford

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 1 4 1 0 0 2/6 7/12 0

Played 21 minutes. Why? No idea. Why is he on the Suns? No idea. I do know that Jamal Crawford is one of five players to score 50 points for three different teams, joining Wilt Chamberlain, Moses Malone, Bernard King, and LeBron James.

Jabari Parker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 13 8 2 0 3 0/1 6/10 8/10

Played 40 minutes. Did he visit his cousin Peter’s house and get bitten by a spider or something?

Zach LaVine

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
29 1 6 1 0 2 1/4 10/20 8/9

Returned to action and played 37 minutes. Only Harden and Westbrook have a higher usage rate than LaVine. #Brent #AllStar

Antonio Blakeney

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 1 0 0 0 2 2/3 6/10 0

Played 25 minutes with LaVine in the lineup and 33 minutes when LaVine was out. Regardless, he’s averaging almost 12 shots per game in only 20 minutes this month (10 games). Huck ’em and chuck ’em.

Noah Vonleh

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 10 3 0 3 0 2/2 6/9 2/2

Played 30 minutes. He’s been my best waiver wire pickup of the year. That makes me both happy and sad.

Kevin Knox

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 9 0 0 1 1 2/2 3/5 3/4

Ok, young fella. Did I dismiss you too early? Maybe there is gold within this Knox.

Mitchell Robinson

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

Tied for 12th in blocks with 1.75 per game.

Trey Burke

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
29 6 11 2 0 3 4/6 11/20 3/3

Played 32 minutes. Uno, dos, Trey! Talk about en fuego. Why isn’t he starting again?

Anyways, Burke was a big reason the Knicks defeated the Celtics 117-109 in Boston.

Kyrie Irving

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 6 13 3 1 2 2/9 9/25 2/2

Over the past seven games, Kyrie is the #2 player in fantasy.

Marcus Morris

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 8 4 1 0 1 3/6 7/13 4/4

Hit his quota of good games for the month. See you in December.

Gordon Hayward

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 7 3 2 0 1 2/7 6/14 5/5

Continues to come off the bench, but played 32 minutes. Probably a good buy low.

Paul George

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 9 5 2 0 3 4/11 10/23 1/3

Boy, George is curiously good at basketball.

Jerami Grant

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 11 1 2 1 0 1/3 6/10 1/3

Grant’s best line of the year, and it was a pretty one. Interestingly, that was his first double-digit rebound game.

Steven Adams

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 11 2 2 0 0 0 9/14 2/2

Aussie! Aussi…..just kidding. I give props to you New Zealanders, though. You guys definitely represent.

Russell Westbrook

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 11 13 2 1 4 1/5 5/15 0/2

The first time messing around this season. Feels so good, as that should be the start of many to come.

If you didn’t notice, three different players each grabbed 11 boards. Why is that pertinent? It’s not, but it’s late and this is the never ending post so….cut me some slack.

Terrance Ferguson sprained his ankle after six minutes of run. As a result….

Dennis Schroder

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
32 4 4 1 0 1 5/6 12/19 3/3

….was a menace to the Golden State Warriors, in 28 minutes worth of action.

By the way, the Thunder defeated the Warriors, 123-95.

Kevin Durant

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 14 3 0 3 6 1/5 11/22 4/4

Klay Thompson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 4 3 1 0 2 3/8 10/22 4/7

The sky is falling…the sky is falling. No Steph Curry and no Draymond Green. Yet, the Warriors are still 12-7 on the season.

Pascal Siakam

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 4 2 2 0 1 1/3 9/13 3/5

Siakam is a top 40 player on the year, and has been a top 20 player the past seven games. I’ll take credit for this one. Does it negate the Jakob Poeltl and Jordan Bell calls?

Jonas Valanciunas

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 13 2 0 1 2 1/2 9/12 5/8

Played 27 minutes. A varsity performance!

Kyle Lowry

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 12 17 0 0 2 3/9 7/12 4/4

Lowry had been struggling, but with no Kawhi Leonard and the Atlanta Hawks as an opponent, it was as good of a time as any to mess around.

Fred VanVleet

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

Got the start and played 36 minutes. VanVleet did the exact opposite of messing around.

Serge Ibaka

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 9 1 0 0 4 1/4 8/11 2/2

Only played 21 minutes. The playing time will fluctuate depending on the matchup, but regardless, Ibaka is producing whenever he’s on the court. Top 50 player for fantasy.

John Collins

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

Got the start and played 27 minutes. Can’t wait until Collins gets up to speed. The Hawks play at the fastest pace in the league.

Dewayne Dedmon

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

Got the start because Alex Len was out and played 31 minutes. Not a Dedmon walking last night, but he may have killed a few with all the bricks.

Jeremy Lin

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 1 2 1 0 1 4/5 11/13 0

Trae Young

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
6 1 5 1 0 1 0/1 2/7 2/2

Young and Lin are inversely correlated, as Lin plays well in blowouts because Young is playing like shit. Trying to figure out when that may happen is as easy as obtaining a Harvard education. Sorry. Scratch that. It’s EZ PZ because it happens every night. I’m kidding, but not really.

Cedi Osman

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 7 2 0 1 0 5/7 7/13 2/2

Played 42 minutes and did not tank the percentages. That’s Osman!

Tristan Thompson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 15 0 0 0 0 0 7/17 0

10 offensive rebounds! Talk about a one-trick pony. Speaking of tricks…..I was about to go there but I shall refrain.

Jordan Clarkson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 2 5 0 0 1 4/8 6/18 4/4

Played 27 minutes and led the team in shot attempts. No surprise here.

Larry Nance Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
7 9 5 1 0 1 0/1 3/8 1/1

Only played 18 minutes. If he gets the minutes, Nance could be a monster. He just doesn’t get the minutes, but when he does gets the minutes, then you realize why he doesn’t get the minutes. Capice?

Lonzo Ball

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 7 6 1 0 3 1/2 7/11 0/1

Played 36 minutes. Was aggressive on D, confident in his J, and finished strong at the rim. I have held strong on Ball and do believe that he’ll be messing around on a nightly basis, sooner rather than later.

LeBron James

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
32 14 7 0 1 4 2/6 11/20 8/12

I think he’s got a future in this league.

  1. Max says:
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    Hi, My fox for his Lavine? Worth it?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Max: I’d rather have Fox

      • Max says:
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        @Son: what about my fox and one of (turner,wcs,sga or wiggins ) to his lavine and collins?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          You know I’m not a Wiggins guy so….I also like Collins a lot. So either WCS and Wiggins/Fox For LaVine and Collins

          • Max says:
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            @Son: what about lavine numbers when portis and markanen comes back? Also if i trade fox, i lose assists and it is hard to find in ww.

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @Max: That’s why I said I preferred Fox. I’ve never been a LaVine guy but it sounded like you really wanted LaVine so I’d be ok with the scenarios described above if you wanted him

              • Max says:
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                @Son: no i dont care about lavine. I just want to improve and also i am high on collins, even though he showed nothing special so far.

                • Son

                  Son says:
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                  Gotcha. I’d rather have Fox. As for Collins, he’s young and has been injured. I like him alot

  2. Rob says:
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    Hi Son,
    May I ask how you rank these players?
    WCJ, JJJ, BroLo, J.Collins

    • Son

      Son says:
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      JJJ, WCJ, Collins, BroLo

      • Rob says:
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        @Son: Thanks a lot son. Would you drop BroLo for Gay?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          If you have enough centers, then sure

          • Rob says:
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            @Son: Yeah, I have Gasol on my team as well and really glad on what he’s providing.

            My team have a bunch of promising rookies like SGA, WCJ and JJJ. I missed on some studs like Siakam and Warren while I was holding them due to the upside and flashes of greatness through some good games. The consistency is worrying though but still hoping that post ASB especially playoffs would be better.

            What do you think of them? Are they a hold on 8 team 9 cat league?

            • Son

              Son says:
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              I like them a lot. It’s an 8 team league though so depends on league context

  3. J says:
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    Would you drop Sexton for Burke?

    I could also drop Crabbe or Lamb (both those guys erupted on my bench last night though) Also have Bledose, D Rose, and Sexton with Steph on IR at PG so having 4 pgs might be excessive

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @J: I’m cool with that, but Burke will regress and there’s a chance he DNPs.

  4. miles proudfoot says:
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    Happy Thanksgiving! May be sacrilege, but I wish the NBA would take on the NFL today and not have to wait for Christmas for a full day of games.

    If you could keep two of the following, which would they be: Reke, Dedmon, Knox, Osman, Mikal Bridges?

    Thank you!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Ha! NBA ain’t run by a bunch of dummies.

      Osman, Bridges

  5. Justin says:
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    hey in 9 cat h2h. i got offered gary harris for my mirotic. would you do it?

    the rest of my team is: AD, lowry, kemba, luka doncic, rudy gay, sabonis, kanter, vucy, tobias, shai gilges, moore.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Justin: Naw

      • Justin says:
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        @Son: you like mirotic more?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Justin: Yes

  6. Mr. Blast says:
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    AYO!

    2 things I was high on this year is Osman & the Netflix series Ozark.

    No real relation, but I still love them both.

    Knox or Crabbe ? Needs are points.

    Happy Turkey Day everyone!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Mr. Blast: AYO!

      Ha! My boy keeps telling me to watch Ozark, so going to start up soon.

      Hmmm, tough one. I’ll go with Knox

      Gobble gobble!

  7. Dillon says:
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    Who would you rather roster ROS – Mikal Bridges, Kyle Anderson or Nance? Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Dillon: Bridges for 3s and D. Probably Anderson for the rest, as he’s going to get the minutes and contribute across the board

  8. Dane says:
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    Hi Son,
    Bjelica have cooled down these past games and i’m now looking for a good replacement for him? Who do you think will provide better value for rest of season?
    How would you rank them? Thanks
    Mikal, Gay, RHJ, Isaac

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Gay or Isaac

  9. Court Vision says:
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    Happy thanksgiving Son. Appreciate what you do.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Court Vision: You too CV. Thanks for reading!

  10. Chris says:
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    Hi, always enjoy your posts and commentary.

    Just wanted to get your thoughts on this trade that was sent to me.

    Send away:
    Kemba Walker

    Receive:
    Chris Paul
    Otto porter jr

    With the rumors of Otto being traded away + slight uptick in performance, I like it – but wanted to see what your thoughts were.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      The Trade Analyzer loves CP3 and thinks he’s better ROS solo.

      I’m good with the trade, but I feel you could get more, but that’s contingent upon league context.

  11. Yong says:
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    AYO!

    Would like to get your thoughts on a trade proposal sent to me:

    Sending:
    LMA

    Receiving:
    Josh Richardson
    John Collins

    I’d drop Prince if I agreed. I’ve wanted to move LMA. Or, keep trying. What would you think?

    10teams, H2H, 13cat(9cat+3P%+FTM+PF+OREB+DREB), Punt Assist
    Irving
    Oladipo GHarris
    Middleton Covington OPJ Prince
    LMA Mirotic
    Towns Gobert

    • Son

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      @Yong: I’m good with the trade but I would send out the scouts to look for trade scenarios Prince first before dropping him. Or any of your small forwards. They have value. Don’t just let someone else scoop it up for free

      • Yong says:
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        @Son: JJJ or [email protected]Son: JJJ or Collins for ROS? I could ask for JJJ. I have been and will keep sending scouts to trade any of my SFs.

        Thank you!

        • Son

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          @Yong: It’s close, but I”m going with Collins. Yes, always send out the scouts, as you never know what you will discover.

  12. Scal says:
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    8 team, 9 cat league

    Harden, Conley, Teague, Mitchell, Luka
    OPJ, Mirotic
    Capela, Siakam, J Allen, Sabonis, Nurkic, Draymond

    Love and LeVert on the IL

    Draymond now eligible for IL

    Would you drop either Love or LeVert to place Draymond on the IL; if so, which one would you drop and what’s your guess on their outlook for the second half of the season?

    • Son

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      I’d drop LeVert. As for ROS outlook, the range of outcomes is so wide. I could see both not playing at all

  13. Ghita says:
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    Hi Son,

    I have bobby portis on IL spot in a H2H league, 16 teams.
    My players on the bottom are: crabbe,noel,dedmon, bazemore, mikal bridges, jeff green.
    Would you drop anyone for Portis after he will be at the full speed?
    Thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      My first thought is Noel, but it’s a 16-team league, so maybe centers are in short supply.

  14. Rick says:
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    Hi Son,

    Could you please rank for these players : j.allen, adams, m.turne, j.collins & WCJ ?? h2h 9cat

    thanks

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Rick: Adams, Allen, Turner, Collins. WCJ

  15. Max says:
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    Drop Myles Turner for Tristan Thompson?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Max: No

    • Max says:
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      @Max: I am thinking about this because i really need rebs to win this week matchup.

      • Son

        Son says:
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        @Max: Then those are Myles you must walk alone. Godspeed sir

  16. Yugo says:
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    Hey son wassup.. happy holiday. I want to ask for 9 cat please rank it. Hayward, teague, siakam,thj, opj?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Yugo: Sup Yugo!

      Siakam, OPJ, Teague, Hayward, THJ

  17. I just wanna Kawhi says:
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    Hey brotha! I think right now Muscala is just a streamer in 12-team leagues, am I correct? His minutes has taken a hit with Wilson Chandler healthy. Who do you think I should replace him with? I’m thinking about FVV. Both are playing limited minutes but FVV is the more skilled between the two and is likely to produce better numbers am I right? Other possibilities are: Jamyk, Lumber Joe, Crabbe (yuck), Monte Morris

    By the way, I picked up Dedmon the other day. I think he’ll play consistent minutes in the 26-28 range moving forward but once it hits December or January I’m gon drop him and start stashing M. Rob.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @I just wanna Kawhi: Sup brotha!

      I concur on Muscala

      I’m a minutes whore so Average Joe or Crabbe for me

      I like the Dedmon/MRob plan

      • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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        @Son: thanks buddy!!

  18. JC says:
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    Good call on OPJ patience. Playing well (and interested). Maybe he is on rehearsal for another team but whatever it is, I like it!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @JC: You are a gracious grasshopper!

  19. Max says:
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    Drop wiggins for Sexton?

    • Max says:
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      @Max: or wiggins for jabari parker? Or hold wiggins?

      • Max says:
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        @Max: Also bojan bogdanovic is available.

      • Son

        Son says:
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        @Max: I’m not a Wiggins guy

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Max: Is this what they call a rhetorical question?

      Yes

  20. Max says:
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    Drop WCS for Tristan thompson?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Max: Sure

  21. JC says:
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    Adebayo sure looks good when he gets run. I grabbed him off the wire as I saw his numbers growing again today. Got tired of McGruder so he was my swap.
    Hassan is a known personnel challenge. Any chance Adebayo gets more minutes? A Hassan trade would be nice LOL.

    • Son

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      @JC: For sure. I’ve been a Bam guy since I saw him in Summer League last year. Hassan is the guy barring injury, but he is dealing with a knee thing. I don’t think Bam overtakes him unless he’s injured. As for trade, it’s possible, but unlikely.

  22. Chris says:
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    Hey son!

    Dude keeps buggin me on a trade. I think these guys are roster fillers and not better than what I already have but Love won’t be back for a while.

    Burke-Danny Green-Darren Collison
    for Love
    What do you think?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Chris: No thanks. What’s that they say? Only way to combat a bully is to punch him in the face? Same logic applies to a trade bugger. Counter his trades with some of your own

      • Chris says:
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        Nice!! Will do.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Chris: Ha! HAve fun!

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