A nuclear warhead was launched and detonated by agent Rich Paul yesterday when he notified the New Orleans Pelicans that Anthony Davis has no intention of re-signing with the team and has requested a trade. Let the madness begin. All the dots connect to him being in Los Angeles sooner than later, but I have heard some alternative theories that could land him elsewhere. I’m both intrigued and entertained. The L. A. Times reported that any offer from the Lakers would have to begin with Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Ivica Zubac, and a first-round pick. The salaries of Ball, Kuzma, and Zubac equal $10.7 million. Davis will make $25 million, so that won’t be enough from a money perspective. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope makes $12 million (expiring contract), so he’d likely have to be included in any deal. Rob Perez @WorldWideWob laid out the scenario of Kyrie Irving going to the Lakers, with Davis going to Boston, and Ball, Jayson Tatum, Brandon Ingram, and Lance Stephenson going to New Orleans. The Knicks have been mentioned as serious players, as they may be willing to part with Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., and a first-round pick for Davis. Portland has been mentioned with C. J. McCollum, Al-Farouq Aminu, and a first-round pick for Davis. AD is 25 years old and moon walks over the rest of the competition. He’s a player that teams should be willing to push all the chips into the middle of the table. Yes, he’s missed some games in his career (82 in 6 1/2 years) but he’s that freaking good. I can’t wait to see who else emerges in the sweepstakes and where he eventually ends up, because it has a chance to completely change the landscape in the NBA. AD is resetting. Can’t wait to see where year 0 A. D. begins.

Here’s what else I saw yesterday:

 

Jordan Bell

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

Got the start because Draymond Green (rest) was out, but only played 19 minutes. Ding. Dong.

Stephen Curry

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 6 3 2 0 3 6/8 10/13 0

Only played 27 minutes because the Warriors won by 32 points.

Kevin Durant

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 3 7 0 0 3 1/5 7/21 1/1

And the Warriors still won by 32 points. And Green did not play. And the game was in Indiana. And….Ok Son. We get it. They good.

DeMarcus Cousins

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 6 4 0 0 2 1/2 7/12 7/9

Played 25 minutes. Since returning to the court, Cousins has played 15, 21, 24, 23, and 25 minutes. I don’t think we see him getting 30 minutes of run, not at least until the playoffs. Regardless, he’s still a top 60 player. I had serious doubts, but I’ve been very impressed and need to give him props for returning to this form.

Myles Turner

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

Led the team in scoring, but only played 26 minutes due to the blow out.

Edmond Sumner

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

Got the start because Tyreke Evans (back) was out and played 28 minutes. Sumner had played a total of 34 minutes prior to last night. Sumner is a second-year player out of Xavier who is 6′ 6″ 176 pounds.

Aaron Holiday

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

Played 22 minutes. Holiday is only 6′ 1″ 185 pounds, so Nate McMillan prefers Sumner’s length, but if Holiday balls, he could carve out a niche for himself. Someone to keep an eye on.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 9 3 0 2 1 0/1 7/19 0

Returned to the starting lineup and played 27 minutes. Everyone ready? Monday….Tuesday….Wednesday….Thursday….Friday….Saturday….Sunday…..Rondae!!!!! It’s been so long. I missed you! The injuries and lack of playing time have made Rondae blah for fantasy, but he can provide points, boards, and D stats when he does get significant run.

Jarrett Allen

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

Only played 22 minutes. Atkinson went to Jarrett, but didn’t stay long. Instead…..

Ed Davis

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

….he couldn’t neglect his horse. Good for Atkinson, but bad for fantasy.

D’Angelo Russell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 2 4 3 0 5 4/8 10/20 1/1

Only played 24 minutes. Atkinson going back to his college rotations. Eight players received at 20 minutes, while the other two played 19 minutes. Shrug emoji.

Shabazz Napier

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 2 5 2 0 4 4/8 6/16 4/6

With all the injuries in the backcourt, Napier should get around 27 minutes per game and jack up 14-15 shots per. Dinwiddie is out for at least a month, so it’s Shabazz time!

Theo Pinson

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

Played 25 minutes after playing 26 the prior game. The 6′ 6″ 218 pound guard out of North Carolina has carved out a niche for himself.

Al Horford

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 11 5 1 6 2 0/1 6/11 2/2

Love and marriage. There are good times, there are bad times, but at the end of the day, it’s all good. Recently, it’s been nothing but good times, as he’s been the #12 player over the past six games.

Marcus Smart

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 2 7 5 2 2 4/10 7/15 3/4

Over the past seven games, Smart has been a top 50 player. He provides boards, dimes, and steals, but the 2.4 threeecolas have been unexpected. Since entering the starting lineup 28 games ago, Smart has attempted 4.7 threeecolas a game and converted at a 39% clip. He had been a career 30% shooter from beyond the arc.

Terry Rozier

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 7 7 2 0 1 2/8 6/15 0

Got the start because Kyrie Irving (hip) was out and played 35 minutes. By now, it’s a Pavlonian response to insert Rozier into the starting lineup whenever Irving misses a game.

Aron Baynes

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 6 1 0 3 2 2/5 6/11 2/2

Played 21 minutes off the bench. Doesn’t get the minutes (17 per game), but when he’s out there on the court, Baynes provides threeecolas, boards, and block.

Jaylen Brown

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 6 2 0 0 0 3/5 9/16 0

Played 32 minutes. Remember when I said that Brown is Kawhi 2.0? Shit, I was hoping you didn’t. I shall perform seppuku once again.

Noah Vonleh

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

Noah performed a specific role for God. The Knicks Noah also performs a specific role. Maybe it’s for God, but that’s probably a little too deep. We’ll keep it at a team level.

Kevin Knox

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 3 1 1 0 1 3/4 7/16 2/3

Played a team-high 35 minutes. Knox has been brutal recently, so it was nice to see him notch a good shooting performance. With that said, he’s a black hole (0.9 dimes) and is outside the top 300 for fantasy.

Trey Burke

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

Got the start because Frank Ntilikina (groin) was out and played 25 minutes. Burke can light it up with the best of them. Unfortunately, he can light up your money and dreams just as well. Burke is likely the guy to play the most, but you never know what Fizdale is going to do.

Tim Hardaway Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 10 4 0 0 1 2/4 7/12 1/2

Just outside the top 100 for fantasy. Hardaway provides threeecolas, boards, and a handful of dimes. He craps out too often, but who doesn’t? It’s the hot streaks that are imbedded in our memories that have us keep going back to him.

Mario Hezonja

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

Played 26 minutes. Not a super performance, but he’s played 26 and 30 minutes the past two games. Could be something, could be nothing, but could be something. Thanks Fizdale.

Kadeem Allen

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

Played 18 minutes. Allen was signed to a two-way contract two week ago, so of course Fizdale is going to make him a thing. Thanks Fizdale.

Allonzo Trier

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

Played 21 minutes. We know he can score, but the minutes are all over the place. Thanks Fizdale.

Kemba Walker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 5 5 0 2 1 2/6 5/16 2/2

Top 50 player over the past two weeks, as the scoring is below 20 points due to the 40% shooting from the field. Other than that, he contributes across the board. The Kemba Label is only brought out for prime-time games.

Jeremy Lamb

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 9 3 1 1 0 1/4 6/12 2/2

He’s not as baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad as he was earlier in the season, but still producing top 120 value. The lack of D stats and poor shooting percentage (41%) have knocked him down.

Miles Bridges

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

Played 24 minutes. Thanks Knicks. He had been averaging 17 minutes per game.

Willy Hernangomez

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 11 0 0 1 2 0/1 5/12 1/2

REVENGE!!!!

I’m done with the Free Willy campaign, though. I’ve been relegated to the fact that he will always be confined to a small space, like the whales and dolphins at Sea World.

Tony Parker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 1 4 0 0 1 1/3 6/13 5/3

Played 19 minutes yet tied for the team in scoring. And the Hornets still won 101-92. Nice job Knicks. Parker reminds me of Pepe Le Pew. Oui oui?

Malik Monk

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 2 3 0 0 3 4/7 5/12 0

Played 22 minutes. I’ve heard that he’s in the dog house. Well, he had played 12, 18, 16, 19, 13, and 5 minutes the past six games. Maybe there’s something to that.

Paul Millsap

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

I really thought Millsap would turn it up, but he’s been outside the top 100 the past seven games. The most troubling thing for me is the drop in usage rate from 20 down to 17.

Nikola Jokic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 5 3 4 0 4 1/8 10/20 3/3

Didn’t mess around. What a Jokic!

Gary Harris

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

Got the start and played 31 minutes. First time receiving over 30 minutes since returning from injury (six games ago). It’s only a matter of time before he starts balling out again, but don’t expect a repeat of last year’s numbers. The Nuggets play at a much slower pace.

Will Barton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 5 2 1 0 2 2/6 9/15 0

Got the start because Jamal Murray (ankle) was out and played 36 minutes. It’s been 10 games now since he returned from injury, and it was the second time receiving at least 30 minutes of run. He’s back. Even when Murray returns, Barton should continue playing plenty of minutes because of his versatility at both ends of the court.

Malik Beasley

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 3 3 1 0 0 3/9 7/14 1/2

Played 24 minutes. Has a usage rate of 23 over the past four games, which is impressive considering the Nuggets are getting healthy. Don’t expect more than 24 minutes of run, but Beasley can light it up and provide points, threeecoals, and steals.

Jaren Jackson Jr.

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

Fouled out again. Shocker. JJJ is tied with KAT with 187 fouls on the season. Appropriate because he’s killing fantasy owners due to them. Maybe Jaren needs to listen to some audio books of the Reverend Jesse or something, so that he can stop bludgeoning.

Kyle Anderson

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

Mr. Anderson returned from injury and played 30 minutes. He fills up the stat sheet, except for threeecolas.

Marc Gasol

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 9 3 0 2 7 2/7 11/19 4/6

Played 38 minutes. Looks like Gasol is rounding back into form, as he’s been a top 45 player over the past four games.

Mike Conley

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 4 11 1 0 3 3/9 8/16 4/6

Top 40 player over the past eight games. His massive contract may make it difficult for the Grizz to trade him, but pretty much any other situation would be a boon for Conley, as Memphis is dead-last in offensive pace.

Bruno Caboclo played 23 minutes while Joakim Noah played 24 minutes. That is where we are at in Memphis. My prayers are with you my Memphians.

John Collins

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 6 0 2 0 2 3/5 7/10 5/5

Top 30 player over the past five games, even though he only contributes in points, threeecolas, boards, and a handful of dimes. When he gets those D stats? I’m feeling a little Old Dirty Bastard, “Oh baby I like it raw.”

Dewayne Dedmon

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

Dewayne has been anything but a Dedmon, as he’s been a top 25 player over the past four games and is top 60 on the season. Pretty impressive considering he averages around 25 minutes per game. Currently, he’s on pace to become the newest member of the 1/1/1 club. And he grabs those boards.

Trae Young

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 4 8 0 0 1 2/7 10/18 4/4

Trae is going to be a good one me thinks, as he has heart and the I. Q., but will he be the next Stephen Curry? Probably a dumb question because there will probably be only one. With that said, for shits and giggles, many of the stats are similar for Trae when compared to Curry’s rookie year except….Curry shot 46% from the field and 43% from downtown. Trae’s season numbers are 40% from the field and 29% from downtown. Stop the fight.

Taurean Prince

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

Played 30 minutes off the bench. It’s been seven games since he returned from injury and Prince has been a top 165 player. He did miss 19 games so it takes time. Or maybe he’s not that good. Time exposes all.

Alex Len

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 9 3 1 1 3 0/1 7/12 5/6

Over the past six games, Len has been a top 65 player while averaging only 20.1 minutes. Impressive. Points, some threeecolas, boards, handful of dimes, and D stats with a 26.7 usage rate. With that said, he’s not consistent so have fun riding that wave if you choose to.

Tobias Harris

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 8 7 0 2 2 2/4 11/18 6/7

Is Tobias a max player?

Patrick Beverley

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 10 6 3 1 0 0/3 1/5 8/8

Continues to start and played a team-high 38 minutes. Usage rate is low, but the contributions in the peripheral cats have him producing top 60 value.

Montrezl Harrell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 4 0 3 1 3 0/1 9/15 0

Played 32 minutes off the bench. I am a Sontrezl of Montrezl.

Lou Williams

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 3 9 2 0 5 1/5 4/17 12/12

Played 31 points off the bench. Usage rate is an insane 35! Sweet! Shooting percentage has been 31% over the past five games. Not sweet. Been a top 100 player over the past five games, contributing 27.1 points, 1.2 threeecolas, 5 boards, 7.8 dimes, and 1.2 steals.

  1. Carlo says:
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    Marcus smart is available? Who should I drop: dedmon, justice winslow, or d rose

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Rose

  2. JakeTPE says:
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    Hey Son,

    Long time no post but I’ve been digging the Notes and things are chugging along pretty well. With the playoffs starting in a few weeks in my league, I hope I could run my team by you for an assessment. I got:

    G:
    Jrue
    Murray (DTD)
    Teague (IR)
    Ball (IR)
    ——–
    Smart
    Smith Jr

    F:
    Markkanen
    Middleton
    Collins
    ——–
    J Grant
    Aaron Gordon

    C:
    KAT
    Embiid
    Cousins

    Basically the guys under the lines are newly acquired or expendable for streaming and if/when my IR’ed guys return as I see it.

    Smart helps out in steals where I haven’t been too srong. Despite his inconsistencies, would you hold him? Grant and Gordon have been good rentals. Ball may not be back before the championship week and who knows what’s going on with Teague. Smith Jr has been OK, too.

    So basically, any thoughts are welcome and who jumps out as most expendable (we play with DD and team wins fwiw)?

    Thanks a ton, Son!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @JakeTPE: Welcome back Jake!

      Definitely keep Smart. You need to pray and make sure those virgins are actually virgins in order to get healthy. My inital thoughts are that you’re stacked at center, fine at forward, and weak at the guard positions.

      How many teams in league?

  3. tenethor says:
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    Hey Son,

    12team – H2H – 9cat league.

    Would you give Jarret Allen and Vonleh or Allen and Prince, for Fox?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @tenethor: What’s the rest of squad look like?

  4. Jenny says:
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    Can you rank ROS: Kevin Huerter, Allonzo Trier, Richaun Holmes, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.
    Particularly targeting percentages, rebounds, and steals/blocks.

    Thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Jenny: Hmmmm, tough one. I’d go Holmes, Huerter, RHJ, Trier

  5. Jeff says:
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    Hello-

    10 team Keeper – 10 CAT

    Do i trade my 2 2019 1st rd picks (1 pick will be 10-12 and the other will be a top 6 pick) FOR Lauri Markannen?

    My team:

    PG: Curry/Fox/Shai Alexander/Rozier,Aaron Holiday
    SG: Harden/Lamb/Wade/Hardaway
    SF: Giannis/Mikal/Hayward
    PF:JJJ/Marieff Morris/Bertans
    C:Jonas/Sabonis/WCS

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Negative. The top of this year’s class looks strong. If anything, I’d try to move up

      • jeff says:
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        @Son:

        i wouldnt probably have the 6th pick and the 10/11 pick — you dont think Lauri would be better than any of those?

        Nobody will want to trade down

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          @jeff:

          would*

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @jeff: Gotcha. If moving up is not a option, then Lauri for sure. You know I like him and I usually side with the guy that’s shown he can play in the league.

  6. Steve says:
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    With Anderson coming back I need to drop someone. Bottom tier guys are Millsap, P.J. Tucker, Zubac, Elfrid, Portis. Or, I guess, Anderson. I’m leaning Millsap, what do you think?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’m fine with that

  7. miles proudfoot says:
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    With the Dinwindie injury, would you pick up Napier over Eric Gordon ROS?

    Also, waiver wire is pretty bare, but is Huerter a strong hold as end of bench guy or better to stream?

    Thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Gordon.

      I’m a Huerter guy so hold for me

  8. jeff says:
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    Hello

    10 Team Keeper league – 10 CAT

    Do i trade my 2 2019 1st rd picks (top 10 pick and top 6 pick) FOR Lauri Markannen?

    My Team:

    PG: Curry/Fox/Shai Alexander/Rozier
    SG:Harden/Lamb/Hardaway
    SF: Giannis/Mikal Bridges/Hayward
    PF: JJJ/Barnes/MArkieff Morris/Bertans
    C: Sabonis/Jonas/WCS/Gortat

  9. Mr. Blast says:
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    A-Y-O!

    Probably gonna dump Trier today after that ugly 0-7 from the field last night (gross)

    Who am I picking up ? – Holmes / Bamba / Beverly / Burke / FerguSON / Selden / Mikal / JaMychal

    Thanks bud!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Mr. Blast: A-Y-O!

      Burke or Beverley

      • Mr. Blast says:
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        @Son:

        Actually – Burke or Burks ?

        Both available..

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Mr. Blast: Depends if short or long term. Burke for short and Burks for long term, as he will likely have a more established role

          • Mr. Blast says:
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            @Son:

            I realized Bazemore was available & news dropped that he’s about to come back this week. So I went that route. What do you think ?

            Baz over all of the above mentioned ? Depending on future roll etc.

            Bye bye Trier

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @Mr. Blast: Ha! Yes, well done

  10. jeff says:
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    Hello

    10 Team Keeper league – 10 CAT

    Do i trade my 2 2019 1st rd picks (top 10 pick and top 6 pick) FOR Lauri Markannen?

    My Team:

    PG: Curry/Fox/Shai Alexander/Rozier
    SG:Harden/Lamb/Hardaway
    SF: Giannis/Mikal Bridges/Hayward
    PF: JJJ/Barnes/MArkieff Morris/Bertans
    C: Sabonis/Jonas/WCS/Gortat

  11. sebapargue says:
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    Hey son, nice write up as always

    So I find myself in a good position, there are a few interesting available player in the wire, however I dont know If i should drop any of my guys for them, I;m in first please by a wide margin, so all I care is Fantasy playoffs at the moment:

    my “drop able’ players are Tryeke, faried, okafor and portis

    would you drop any of them for :

    Huerter, Bembry, favors, dindwidde (plan on picking him up and stash him on IL after danilo comes out), justin holiday, mitchell robinson, Cody Zeller and Ferguson.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @sebapargue: I’d keep a close eye on Tyreke and would drop him for Huerter or Robinson if he fails in his new role

  12. Keeks says:
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    Whats up Son. Really struggling with the end of my bench in my dynasty league.

    Need to activate Kyle Anderson from the IR and also Dedmon is currently sitting on waivers.

    I have Thomas Bryant, Bam Adebayo, and Mitchell Robinson currently rostered.

    Blocks are easily my biggest need right now which is unfortunate because Mitch Rob seems like the guy to drop to activate Anderson.
    Bam is in a reduced role but of everyone I just mentioned his dynasty potential excites me the most by far.
    Thomas Bryant has been the highest ranked player of everyone I’ve mentioned over the last month.

    Thomas Bryant, Adebayo, Mitch Rob, Dedmon. I can roster only 2- your thoughts please and thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Keeks: Very tough. Since it’s a dynasty league, I’m holding onto Bam and MRob

  13. Pedro says:
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    Buenas tardes Son

    Thinking about the POs already, and getting playes with good schedules.
    Most of Whashington/Sacramento players are taken by contenders but there´s still Otto Porter over there.

    Which ADP would you give to get him?
    Would you give Butler for Chriss Paul?
    Which ADP should I look for for my Counsins?

    Gracias

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Pedro: Hola mi amigo Pedro!

      ADP is irrelevant at this stage. It’s all about production and value.

      I’d have no issue moving Butler for Paul, if it fits your team build.

      Send out the scouts to assess the value of Cousins by the other owners. That’s what matters. Not ADP.

      De nada mi amigo. Buena suerte

  14. Pedro says:
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    Well… I mixed a few concepts. When I said ADP, i meant their current value, looking at the basketballmonster ranking, for example. I don´t know if I am making myself clear.
    Should I ask for someone like Tatum (59), Otto (55), Buddy Hield (44)…. Maybe now.

    Problem about my league is we/they don´t use to trade much, but I will try to scout.

    Gracias again.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Pedro: Gotcha. I think the best thing to do is assess your team. Where are you strong? Weak? Where do you have excess? Who has the most trade value? Who’s expendable? Ultimately, it should come down to “What are you trying to accomplish?” Then send emissaries out. Assess the strengths/weaknesses of other teams. See if the players you are willing to part with fit those teams. Then look at their roster to see if anything would fit for you. Maybe that’s the backwards way of doing things, but I find when you try and isolate a specific player, then it boxes you in and doesn’t account for the other trade partner.

  15. Parm says:
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    Hi Son,

    My team is fighting to make playoffs, and I’m currently holding Lonzo in my 1 IR spot. I’m thinking of swapping him out for either Zeller (due back next week) or JV? As much as I want to stash Zo, I figure to even have a chance at playoffs I need to have as many healthy guys going forward. I wanted to get your thoughts on this.

    Thanks a lot

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Yeah, I don’t think it’s worth it to hold onto Zo

  16. 2rule says:
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    Hi Son,

    Im trading my butler+sabonis+rondo for kawhi, what do u
    think?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @2rule: First thought is paying too much. What’s the rest of squad?

  17. Renz says:
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    Ey ey ey!

    Waddup Son? Hope all is well with you. No more sweet words for a living legend for fantasy players ha!

    I just need your humble suggestion on my team as of the moment in prep for the playoffs. Currently sitting at #7 so I also need to hold steadily. The injuries cost me a lot coming from #1 down to #7, yuck!

    Players that were injured are the ff: Bazemore, Ayton, Holmes, Harris, LeVrt and latest addition of Dipo.

    Got good pick ups along the way but weren’t enough for me to contend for the championship. So here we go, 16 man h2h

    G: White, Rubio, Winslow, Bogbog, Harris, Baze

    F/C: Parker, Rondae, Holmes, Ayton, Nance, Okafor, Embiid

    Any suggestions are highly appreciated. I’m thinking of punting my 3’s and TO’s. Lacking FT%, AST and STL as well or maybe my team is not yet at full strength. but yeah, kindly let me know your thoughts.

    Thanks mate!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Renz: Sup Renz! Been a long time.

      Yeah, injuries decimated you. Your strengths lie with your big men, so I’d solidify there then branch out. So, boards, blocks, FG% should be locked down. You could punt 3’s and TO’s but 3’s are the easiest things to find. Assists will probably be the hardest. You’ll need to choose which cats to focus on, but you’ll probably want to go hard on at least 2

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        @Son:

        Gotcha! Thanks for the inputs, I might punt TO and FT for my team.

        I’m shipping Embiid, Ayton, Holmes and Baze for Russ, DeAndre, Batum and Rondo to bolster the all around stats. What do you think of this trade?

        • Son

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          @Renz: Fits the vision! Good luck my man

          • Renz says:
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            @Son:
            Thanks my man! Good luck to you as well.

            • Son

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              @Renz: Anytime

  18. Ghita says:
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    Hei Son,

    In the end the trade Bam+Baze for Aaron Gordon didn’t happen so I’m still in a dilemma regarding my players from the IL spot. Just as a reminder we are in a 16team H2H league where we count also the PF,tech and DD.
    Here is my current roster:
    Guards: Cp3,bledsoe,middleton,huerter,smart,
    Forwards: randle,JJJ,mikal bridges,kyle andersen
    Center: dedmon,jokic,Bam
    IL spot: baze, JV.

    It looks like Baze will return this week so maybe I can activate him by switching places with Randle if he still gets the INJ tag (I assume is nothing serious and is only because of the trade talks). But the question still remains when everybody will be healthy. Which 2 players do you see I should drop? And maybe also you can rank them 😀
    Many thanks ,
    Ghita

    • Son

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      @Ghita: Probably Huerter and Bridges out of that mix. My initial thought was Bam, but centers are more of a commodity and you’d probably want the depth

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        @Son:
        Thanks Son, I also think like that. Bridges also does not have such a good playoff schedule and Huerter is too inconsistent

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          @Ghita:
          I will also try a trade 2 for 1 with huerter/briges + Bam. Maybe I can improve also a bit that center position

          • Son

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            @Ghita: I like that. May your emissaries have great success in finding a partner

  19. I just wanna Kawhi says:
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    I wanna pick up Bamba so bad rn… It’s either the Magic trade Vuc or they shut him down and prioritize Mo’s development. Would wanna try out Robinson also, but he is too foul prone! Anyway this is how our squad looks now:

    PG1 White
    SG1 Holiday
    SG2 G Harris
    SG3 J Harris
    SG4 Huerter
    SF1 Porter
    SF2 Winslow
    SF3 Anderson
    PF1 Durant
    PF2 Bagley
    C1 Gobert
    C2 Bryant
    IR Ayton
    IR Covington

    Guys like Osman and Napier are on the wire still, but I think my pointguard position down to powerforward is a lock already, no need to add the same player position unless it’s to make a replacement. What I need I believe is a center, cos right now Bryant is being underutilized by his dumb coach who has been in love with Jeff Green for months now. Jamyk is an option as well. What would you say ma man.

    And by the way, would you replace Napier or Cedi for either Huerter or Harris? I’m a lock for playoffs so at this point, I’m giving ROS value the utmost importance. Thanks ma man

    • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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      @I just wanna Kawhi: settled for smart, I’m in dire need of any kind of production, not just blocks. Mamba and Mitchell can wait for a few more days. My cushion on the #3 team has disappeared, I’m only 3 games ahead. I’m missing RoCo’s services badly. Since he’s been gone my squad lost all its swagger. I’m still lock for playoffs but I wanna hang onto that 2nd spot for the first round bye incentive. I’m hoping to get RoCo back after the break man

      • Son

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        @I just wanna Kawhi: The Smart pickup was….well, smart.

        I will Kawhi with you until Roco returns.

    • Son

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      @I just wanna Kawhi: I feel ya on Bryant. So frustrating. I’d hold off for now. Huerter and Harris for me.

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