As most of you don’t know, I’m actually Will Smith’s illegitimate first son.  If you don’t believe me, well you more or less have to click on that link and read it, or else the following will be too esoteric… Too ephemeral…

After Mo Williams was moved back into the starting line-up last night, he showed his Rubio-esqueness going 14/3/13 in a fantastic dimebag performance.  The chosen player for the open this morning, I asked Mo to interview me and my method for compartmentalizing everything fantasy basketball into a daily recap:

Mo: What have you been reading lately?

JB: Ya know, totem pole haikus, Ke$ha’s twitter profile, because ya know… Because living.

Mo: I feel ya.  So what’d you think about my facilitating last night?  Pretty sick line back in the starting 5.

JB: Well, I don’t really watch the NBA.  There’s no sports I like to watch, so I make them up myself and watch them again, and it’s the best thing…  But even in my self-created NBA, it was pretty impressive.  The way you can distribute while making time go slow… Or fast… As you please… And how you know it doesn’t exist.

Mo: I have been turning back the clock, that’s for sure!  That baby Zach LaVine is way behind me for fantasy these days, right?

JB: He’s the feeling of like, a fragment of a holographic reality…

Mo: You’re right, pretty easy call there.  So are you dropping say… Tony Wroten for me?

JB: There’s a duality to it.  So when one thought goes into your mind, it’s not just one thought, it has to bounce off both hemispheres of the brain.  When you’re thinking “yes”, you’re thinking “no”.  It’s a tool for understanding.  It comes from a place of oneness.

Mo: I have no idea what the F you’re saying.  Just tell me, am I a good medium-term value until Ricky Rubio gets his ankle all healed up?!

JB: If he wants his muscles to grow, he has to shock them.  If you want society to change, you have to shock them.  That’s what art is, shocking people.

Mo: Fine.  Whatever.  I know I’m legit, LaVine shoulda stayed in school longer…

JB: You never learn anything in school. Think about how many people die in hospitals every day.  Med school?  What’s up with that!?  I still haven’t been to med school and I haven’t died in a hospital, I can’t see how med school is really helping anyone out…  Same with LaVine, in whatever universal form he occupies…

Mo: Occupy?  #OccupyDraymondGreen?!

JB: Forever, ‘til the day that we’re in our bed!

 

Here’s what else went down in NBA action last night:

Tim Duncan – Rainbow alert!  19/10/3/2/2, but 6 TO.  Ain’t got time for dat!

Boris Diaw – Near rainbow alert!  19/6/7/3/1 shooting 8-14 (1-2 3PTM 2-2 FT).  The interior defense for both sides in the big Cavs/Spurs NBA Finals preview was laughable in this one.  But for what it’s worth, Boris is right at three-and-a-half dimes a game now, while chipping in pretty much everywhere.

Anderson Varejao – The Spurs missing Tiago Splitter is becoming a concern, because a lot of opposing Cs are having their way with Diaw/Aron Baynes.  23/11/0/0/2 for the Counting Crows singer, but those 37 minutes are scurry!  Over 30 only one other time this year (which is how you want it for the brittle Brazilian!), and this was his first double-double and wasn’t averaging a block a game before last night.  Not doin’ the creep and going up my board.

Rodney Stuckey – Welcome back to the line-up!  Even if your game-winning attempt was shorter than your fantasy relevance at the start of the year!  Praise Solomon!  The surprise was 26 minutes, albeit in an empty 11/2/1/0/0 line.

Chris Copeland – Why you ebb and flow with the ThrAGNOFs!  Easy drop if he’s still in your stream spot.

Donald Sloan 11/9/6/1/0 in another usable line.  I know he’s a sell-high with George Hill and C.J. Watson back at some point, but he HAS to have carved out a role for himself.  Let’s play “find all the Thanksgiving terms” scavenger hunt throughout the rest of today’s recap!

Al Jefferson – Back to it!  28/8/2/1/1.  No TO.  Shot 12-22.  And the FT bouncing back making 4-4.  Slim was so close again with his 30-point challenge pick!  Crazy his last two have been one bucket away…

Gerald Henderson – He’s a new superhero!  Blown Opportunity Man!

Blake Griffin Man, he’s been baaaaad.  20/4/2/0/0 last night, steals are invisible all the sudden, blocks still aren’t there, he’s shooting 5% worse than last year/his career-average… Been a little better lately though, but 2 boards lower as well… I dunno, my Buy-Low-Meter is pretty low right now.

Evan Fournier Had to sit last night with a sore heel.   Baste that with some Bengay!  So, the $9-million newly-signed Ben Gordon is a great fill-in right?!  DNP-CD… Yikes.  So Willie Green starts and shoots 2-10 in 31 minutes.  It’s like the dumb part of Orlando’s front office and the smart part never talk…  One side got Gordon and the smarties got Virgin!  Hitting .500 ain’t bad I guess…

Elfrid Payton Fournier and Gordon’s minutes opened up, and Elfrid got off the Shelfird!  7/7/5.  In 16 minutes, one of his best games!  Fournier should heal up (hah!) soon.

Michael Carter-Williams Got the start and got the 32 minutes, but Tony Wroten straight ultra-hot-dog!  Drove to the arena in the Oscar Meyer Mobile.  MCW 11/6/5/1/0 with his usually bad 4 TO, but nice 2-2 FT!  Then Wroten in 28 minutes led the Sixers in shots by a longshot, racking up 19 FGA for 21/3/7/1/0.  Eh, I dunno, T-Wrote hit only 1-6 from deep, I dunno if I am still holding Wroten close to my chest.  In a saner answer from the open, I would take Mo Williams for him right now.

Nerlens Noel It’s like Brett Brown could hear me yelling from the podcast!  Awesome game for 10/8/3/2/1 with no TO and 5-10 FG.  Bringing me early Holiday Cheer!

Brandon Bass – Brad Stevens subbed him in and said, “Kick the Sixers ass, C-Bass!”  Anyone really go out and see Dumb & Dumber To?  Heard it was awful… But Bass surely wasn’t, hitting 9-13 for 23/6/1/1/1 and no TO.  Oh to play against the Sixers second unit!  Brandon Davies is like, “Hey JB, suck my unit!”  You can leave this Bass in the sea.

Bradley Beal Welcome back!  Tied John Wall for the team-high in shots coming off the bench, for 21/3/3/1/0 in 26 minutes.  Adios Garrett Temple, time to go to doom!

Monta Ellis – Damn!  Thought about him for the 30-point challenge…  But he smited me with 14 a few picks back, so I passed.  34/1/4/1/0 shooting 10-21 (2-4 FT 12-14 3PTM).

Dirk Nowitzki Stepped on a foot and might miss Friday with a kankle.  Stay tuned, you wan’t want to miss any Germinating!

J.J. Barea Indeed should’ve been my low-end PG stream.  Nice call Slim!  14/4/6/0/0 hitting a trey, but Devin Harris should be back from the elderly rehab center soon and Felton from the eating disorder clinic.

Kris Humphries – Maintaining value as best he can.  9/6/1/0/0 isn’t huge, but a nice 7-8 FT helps out.  He’s been pretty solid for 5 straight now.  You earn that Paper!

Josh Smith – What I get for trading for someone I hate.  Is it me, or does it always look like someone ripped a horrific fart right next to him all the time?  The real flatulence is his 5/4/3/0/0 line with 2 TO and 1-3 FT in only 23 minutes last night.  I’m optimistic for my REL he bring it against his former Hawks tomorrow.  Not like Stan Van going to the bench helped win this game… Yet another Pistons loss.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope You can’t do this to a recovering addict, KCP!  15/1/2 hitting 6-13 with three treys.  But the kicker.  The steals.  There they are!  3 last night.  I’m sitting at a bar with my first whisky shot just staring at me (overused alcoholic scene in movies/TV alert!).

Isaiah Thomas 2 for his last 17 the past two, and 8-36 the past 4.  I’m no good at math, but that’s no bueno.  And it’s cost him minutes too since Horny runs the hot hands.  IT2 is too good to be this cold, shoot the buy lows.

Markieff Morris Rainbow line!  10/4/3/2/2, but cooled off from the biggie Tuesday night.  He’s so effing good, yet only 29 minutes last night!  Starting to not like Horny for the fantasy.

Brandon Knight %-killing!  Especially when you Shaqt-a-Fool and miss the game-winning wide open layup as time expired… I was watching that live at that point!  Awful.  5-20 FG (2-10 3PTM 6-6 FT) for 18/3/8/2/0 in 49 minutes in the 3OT epic against the Nets.  To my boyfriend’s defense though, hit a crucial three in double-OT I think it was, then iced it with FTs late in triple-OT.

Khris Middleton Had 4 of his 6 points in either double or triple OT.  Crazy his run was so low, as O.J. Mayo got 39 minutes of 21/7/2/1/0.  Tough to make too much of anything given this was a marathon and then some.  Still rather K-Midd over the Mayo.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Gave me a huge scare rolling his ankle landing on Knight’s foot, but returned and had a fantastic 18/12/4/3/0 line.  Gianny Cash!

Jabari Parker Another solid Bucks game.  23/7/1/2/0 in his career-high, shooting 8-13 FG and 7-10 FT.  Had most of, if not all his points in regulation, so don’t give yourself 3OT-bias!

Larry Sanders – Only 14 minutes.  4/4/0/0/0 of nothingball.  Was a game-time decision so must’ve been very limited, so it’s tough to feel great about him tomorrow if you have a full line-up and a few bench guys with games.

Bojan Bogdanovic I’m starting to like him more and more… 7-16 (4-11 3PTM) last night for 19/7/0/0/0.  ThrAGNOF side dish!  Pass the cranberry sauce!  Move over Copeland.

Memphis’s Ebola Outbreak – Jon Leuer, Kosta Koufos, Beno Udrih, Tony Allen and Courtney Lee all were unavailable with the flu, as the rest of the Grizzlies will travel in Hazmat suits indefinitely.

Jordan Adams – Slim loves his Adams-es-es… Got his first extended burn for 3/1/2/2/0 hitting a trey in 17 minutes.  As long as someone didn’t poison the water hole, he’ll fall back down into obscurity when all those guys get back.

Gorgui Dieng Choo Choo!  We’ve all hopped on the Dieng train!  8/7/4/5/1 shooting 4-7 in 32 awesome minutes.  5 steals from your big?!  Lookin’ sexier out there than Zeta-Jones in Entrapment.  When your mentor is as old/brittle as Connery, you’re gonna get some nice booty!

Kevin Martin – Drops a 37-burger!  Huge line for 14-20 (7-11 3PTM) 37/4/2/2/0, but in one of the weirdest stats of the night – 2-6 FT?!  When you’re that locked in, an 87% career FT shooter and that’s your calling card?!  Eh, I guess beggars can’t be choosers!  Plus he had to get an IV.  Maybe that feeling of a needle deadening your arm made it tough to focus, I may be a pansy, but I can’t watch when the needle goes in and draws blood… Yikes!

Iman Shumpert Well, the flat top did not inspire in this one…  3/4/1/1/0 with 4 TO shooting 1-11 as the Knicks got blown out by maybe the worst team in the NBA…  Phil Jackson in his best G.O.B. voice – “I’ve made a huge mistake”.

Serge Ibaka Thunder played better!  But effin’ A, you’re not Ryan Anderson out there, Serge!  22/13/0/0/0 shooting 9-15 (2-2 3PTM).  Had a monster swat, but whomever it was was fouled by a G as he was driving… I dunno, I think all will be fine.  Nice to see some big boards at least…

Steven Adams The Thunder had no blocks.  Disappeared like his invisitache!  (awesome reference, who dropped that awesome bit of facial hair knowledge on me again?!)

Darrell Arthur Well, shoulda stuck with this one as a streamer… Had his blurb half written too, I swear!  A big part was J.J. Hickson seemed like he was just rested a back-to-back Monday, and even yesterday afternoon Hickson’s update was he was going to play!  Box score says Hickson got a DNP-CD, so we’ll see if something is going on there, but back to Arthur – 9/4/2/2/1 in a near rainbow hitting a trey.  Deep leagues should have their antennae at full extension!

Ty Lawson – A dimebag-and-a-half!  15/1/15.  Another 36 minutes too, hitting his season average.  Hopefully the ankle stuff didn’t scare you too much on draft day!

Guess the Kobe State Line – 29/5/7 last night, as Hayward Ginobili is last night’s winner!  Also had Kobe stuffing the stat line for 29/5/4.  Nice work man!  Beating me in RCL, winning guess the Kobe stat line… A dude could be getting mad angry over here!  But all good!  We’ll have another contest Friday night in which I can bounce back…

Dwight Howard DNP-Knee.  Hmmm.  Not playing against his former Lakers after the off-the-court stuff going around too…

Ed Davis A big reason the Lakers upset Houston in this one – L.A. bigs crushed the Rox on the glass.  6/11/1/0/1 in another solid game.  It’s low end, but pretty effin’ consistent!

Patrick Beverley For a little while there it felt like 13-14 all over again with all the “hold onto PBev” comments to you loyal readers!  15/4/2/1/2 hitting three treys last night.  Plus in a real-life sense…

Jeremy Lin …you been P-Bevved on!  3/0/4/1/1 with 5 TO.  PBev is the shutdown corner of the NBA…

Kostas Papnikoalaou – Here’s someone that DID go to med school!  Dr. Pap for 19/6/2/1/0 shooting a crazy efficient 6-10 (4-7 3PTM 3-3 FT).  Screw the breast, I want this wing!  Well, only while Dwight is out and minutes proliferating down to the second unit.

Rudy Gay Questionable for tonight… I wonder if that will impact any of my streamer calls!

 

Streamers:

Omri Casspi (1% owned) – With only two games on the docket this evening, the choices are Slim Pickens, but Omri is off two straight usable games including 13/5/2 Tuesday against the Pelicans.  If Gay indeed misses, he’d be a huge upside play for tonight.

Kirk Hinrich (17% owned) – Ewwww, Hinrich!?  I need a shower!  This is awful!  Why, JB, why?!  Trust me, I’m convincing myself here… 15/2/7/1/0 & 14/2/5/3/0 the past two and it’s another Derrick Rose questionable game.  I reserve the right to call this a nullified call if Rose plays!

  1. Frank White says:
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    Sup Jay… As I told you I’ve been doing horrible with Westbrook and West out and It’s killing me that West has been out this long and keep pushing back his return date. Do you think West is gonna be good or great this year especially with both George’s out?? I’m close to winning some CAT’s and with at least 1 more guy it would be a big help. Wondering if a guy off the wire might be better to have then him if he isn’t gonna be good in my 10 team H2H 9 CAT

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: Jay? Who is Jay? Ummm, well it has lingered, 10 team though, if you really need the win this week, West’s upside isn’t too great, I don’t mind streaming if it’ll help you pickup a win or two

  2. Lawson says:
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    Hi guys!
    First of all, yeah I am becoming a regular but I think this is easily the worst fantasy i had ever, also the fact that we are 16 players determines this but I just dont see me contending for the title right now.

    My guys are: Conley, Holiday, Cole (recently added by dropping Elfrid), McLemore, Fournier, Batum, LeBron, Draymond Green, Copeland, Terrence Jones, Favors, Sanders and Ed Davis.

    People Im not sure about their performance are Cole, McLemore, Copeland or Ed Davis for playing time. Even Sanders is being very dissapointing but apparently nobody wants him.

    Possible players can be Matt Barnes, Jack, Hinrich, Sloan, Barea, O´Quinn, Mbah a Moute, Nelson, Sefolosha, Hollis Thompson, Bargnani, Papanikolau, Muhammad.

    I know this list is long and not very interesting but I really need to improve this team. McLemore was doing good but his history is terrible what makes me thing about dropping him and maybe bringing Matt Barnes back, who has a much better expertise. I am a bit short on 3s what would condition dropping Copeland or not as there is not much 3s shooter in this list.

    What do you guys think?

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lawson: Yeah all those guys are in the same not very interesting mix… McLemore and Copeland are the first guys out for me, but don’t love anyone out there to help with 3s. I might grab Sloan for Copeland though, for the few more PG/Reb stats he gives, but won’t give you 3s upside.

  3. Lasandro says:
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    Boyfriend knight sure did make a huge tiny-mistake with that layup huh? Was great seeing Gianni the Tenor go off one day after I grabbed him. Why the effin hell did he miss his first four fts though? So random. How are you seeing his ROS line if he hits that 32min regularly?

    I know this ain’t the Kobe stat but I’m forecasting a 25/7/3 line from MY bf jimmy buckets

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Lasandro: Hah, yeah especially after hitting 7-7 FT the game before! Ummm, I like what he’s doing now so 15/7/3/1/1? Yeah if no Rose, it’ll be another biggie!

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        @JB Gilpin: WITHOUT Rose, I’ll go with my above prediction, with defensive slashes of 2/1, and WITH Rose, lets go with 19/9/2/1/1. Should be a goodun bud! Listening to your podcast now, as I do when I first wake up. That high pitch voice of yours wakes me the F up!! 😉

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: Hahaha i know, for my height I should have a lower voice, but I own up to it, can’t help who I am!

  4. Pete says:
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    I’m thinking about trading away Derrick Rose for Oladipo. What do you think? Should I go for more or wait to see if Rose’s stock goes up? It just seems like he’s going to be day-to-day for the rest of the season and I want out.

    • Pete says:
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      @Pete: Oh, nevermind, I see you answered my question on the last daily post. Thanks!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Pete: No prob thanks for stoppin by!

  5. Slim

    Slim says:
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    I like the streamer choices but there is a one big omission. Deng and Wade both doubtful. Gimme that James Ennis!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slim: I figured you would go that way! Maybe should’ve him over Casspi

  6. Sneaky Pete says:
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    Ahahaha fantastic interview.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sneaky Pete: Thanks man!

  7. jcg says:
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    Mozzy or Wilson Chandler as the best pickup for ROS value?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jcg: Totally depends on needs, I trust Chandler for the minutes a little more

  8. hamtime says:
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    picked up middleton but was disappointed with his output, despite starting for the messy bucks. 16 man 11 cat. would you drop him for: arthur, s.blake, joseph, napier, mkg

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hamtime: Nah I’m holding for now, hit two key buckets in either 2OT or 3OT I don’t remember. MKG is close though, when heatlhy.

  9. ABulldogs says:
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    Hey how are you?

    When you say deep league, is 14 team considered a deep league or not?

    I am looking to trade away Donald Sloan. Who should I target for trading? I have no idea what his value will be after others come back from injury. I sorta need SF in my roster. Can you recommend any good trade candidate I should target? (a good one but not so much so that it looks ridiculous on the other end)

    Is any one of these worth picking up?
    Devin Harris, Gallinari, Elfrid Payton, Bogdanovic, Darrell Arthur, Cory Brewer(6 steals last night?), Sefolosha, Tucker, James Johnson.

    I can drop: Cole, Stuckey, Sloan, Iggy, Ginobli

    Any thoughts?

    THank you

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ABulldogs: Yeah 14 is the fringe. Deep usually means “deeper than 12” but then again 12 team league wtih really deep rosters can be deep, it’s sorta just a throw-around phrase. Sloan for… Wiggins? Prob won’t fly. For… Giannis? I dunno guys like that.

      Nah I don’t think I’m making any moves from that.

  10. Hayward Ginobili says:
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    When asked how he felt about the Lakers being undefeated since his return, Swaggy P said…”Because living.” Looks like he missed the early season tanking memo.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hayward Ginobili: Haha, I know right?! He just exits… in time… somewhere

  11. decaf says:
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    Hi JB,

    Just read that TJones might be out for another month. Is it time to drop him for a streamer spot in my 10-team H2H league? I mean, he’s good, but is he worth waiting for that long? I could have won my match-up last week if I had been streaming his spot instead, but at least there was hope he could be back within the week.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @decaf: Yeah that’s the rumor that’s out there. 10 team, I’m worth a spec streamer if it helps win a few cats

  12. Smush9 says:
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    Dudes, I just did the unthinkable. I never thought I’d ever do it. Traded away Curry. I’m still shaking. Now before bashing.. 14 team league with 13 players each. So it’s real deep and quality players are hard to come by. And I’ve been in the lower rungs the past week or so. Dude offered me Monta, Parsons, Marc Gasol for my Curry, Gortat, Courtney Lee. Countered with Dragic, Parsons, Marc for my Curry, Gortat, Middleton. Now, I didn’t actually think he’d bite on it. But he did. And I’m not sure if I just shot myself in the head. You think i shoulda gone with Monta over Dragic? He’s definitely playing better now, but I just seem to like Goran and think he can turn it around the remainder of the season. Though, that’s really up to IT2 and Hornacek. Gulp, how screwed am I?

    By the way, rest of my team is Kemba, Collison, Antetok (finally givin us some value!), Noel, RoLo, Courtney Lee, McDaniels, Dieng, Humphris and Len. Thanks guys!

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      @Smush9: Hate to say it but.. not good. You got a lot of value back but it seems like you just traded a dollar bill for quarters. The worst part is now every time Curry goes off you will feel dumb.

      Who was your trade partners #1 pick that he will now pair with Curry?

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        @Snacks13: If this was a 12 team league or less, I would have never done this trade, but seeing as usable depth is really more of a significant factor in 14ers, I pulled the trigger. But I do understand where you’re coming from. And I’m still having my fears that I just screwed up big time. I guess only time will tell. He’d be running with Millsap, Al jeff, Kawhi.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Smush9: I remember the original offer and it was really close, agree the deep league aspect is huge. I actually think I like it, I like Dragic to improve and be great with %s still, and I mean, upgrade from Gortat to Gasol and then getting Parsons? I think Dragic/Monta will have comparable value but I don’t mine the move!

  13. Tyler says:
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    Do i have a drop for mo williams / wroten / mcdaniels / george hill?

    G-cp3 rubio(inj) holiday beverley
    F-kawhi hayward draymond tjones(inj)
    C-horford brolo rolo j.hill sullinger

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tyler: Seems like a shallow-ish league, yeah I’d lose Jones for Williams, but only right now if you need dimes to end this week, which you might not with Paul

      • Tyler says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Are we dropping jones? Even with the 1month absence news being borderline rumor?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Tyler: 10ers with another injured guy, yeah i have no problem with it we talked it on the pod today too

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Tyler: Ah, haha. Yeah with those good replacements all out there, I think I’m still good with the drop.

              With the Rockets playing well more-or-less, I think they will be cautious and slow. Plus his upside isn’t necessarily huge when he’s back and you’d imagine some minutes limits once he plays. Thanks for listening man!

  14. Osnam says:
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    I’ve got 1 pick up left. I’m just looking for the best add regardless of stats. Sloan, MO Williams, Speights, or Hawes? Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Osnam: I’ll take Mo!

  15. Shaft says:
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    i highly recommend following Jaden on the twitter. im so much more enlightened now.

    http://genius.com/Jaden-smith-best-tweets-annotated/

    In 8-cat weekly h2h league:

    1. Sully has been playing pretty well and I love the out of position dimes, but the lack of stls and blocks are annoying. And i think people in my league tend to overlook those stats, so I kind of want to sell him now before his avgs in those cats come down more. would you trade sully and rolo for Pau? is that an offensive offer?

    2. Obviously Blake Griffin has been pretty bad, but with his name recognition I imagine most owners won’t let him go. Would you offer some combination of Rolo, Sully or Draymond for Blake? Or dont even bother? I don’t want to own Blake long term, but i think I could flip him for some decent value on his name in a few weeks.

    3. Last spot on my bench, who would you want (until Durant & t jones come back, then it will become a streaming spot): Mo-Wil, D. Sloan, Frye, Mozgov, Shumpert, C. Lee, Beverley, Giannis, Wilson Chandler, Carroll, Ed Davis, James Johnson, Shawne Williams

    Team currently is: Conley, Jrue, Knight, Draymond G., Boogie, Marc Gasol, Sully, Rolo, C. lee, Durant, T Jones, and rubio.

    thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shaft: I mean, he has some really good points, most trees are blue…

      1. Sure, I like that offer! Def not offensive given Pau is hurt right now and you build in some his injury concerns.
      2. Ehhh, I dunno if any mix of that would get him. I think he’d be tough to trade low for given name value.
      3. I’ll go Mo Wil for assists upside, which I think you need right now

      Any time!

  16. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    I’ve got a punt reb/blk team going by the looks of it.

    14 Team H2H (11 CAT, w/ FTM and FGM)
    Lillard, Lawson, Knight
    CLee, NYoung
    Hayward, JButler, Barnes
    Deng, Carroll, Middleton
    Al Jeff, Markieff

    a) Any general suggestions?

    b)Could you give your general thoughts on these players outlooks ROS for deeper leagues:
    Gallinari, Meeks, Ersan, Marcus Smart

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @J: a – yeah given extra cats, I don’t mind punting those two. Not anything off the top of my head, looks good for 14er! b) Meeks I’m not touching might be later than Feb, Smart needs Rondo traded which I don’t like to bank on. Ersan in a bad mix and bad at D, Gallinari is really the only interest to me, once he gets healthier towards the 2nd half I think he’ll start looking better

  17. Well I picked up Mo Williams and dropped Avery Bradley. Let’s hope they stick with Mo and he keeps having nights like he had on Wednesday. Bradley seems expendable for now.

    Drummond is worrying me. I’ve traded for him, moved him, then traded for him earlier in the week. I’ve floated some offers just because he’s killing my percentages. So frustrating because I remember watching his dominance last year wishing I could get those 13 boards a game. Now that I have them, I’m dreading what he’s doing to my FG% (FT% is expected).

    Thanks for the morning read JB!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @WNWDOTCOM: Yup I def like it! I dunno what is up with Drummo, still figuring out the Stan Van O I guess… I think it turns around, it kinda has to for a big that doesn’t shoot really… Thanks for reading man! PS – I might be giving you a little drunken comment some time this weekend, thanks so much man!

  18. nont says:
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    is batum+bosh for durant worth it ?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @nont: Whewwww… Shallow league like 8 or 10 team sure, I dunno if I’d wanna give that much up for Durant in a deeper one

  19. Sea Bass says:
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    Trading my Kieff and Sully to get his Favors, with a side of Sloan. What do you reckon? I don’t think there’s that much between Kieff and Favors, but definitely suits my needs better as I was light on blocks and FG%.

    Meanwhile, worst case scenario for Faried – low minutes, low usage, but Denver scraping some wins, encouraging Shaw to keep doing this and also not get the sack. My Manimal has been muzzled!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sea Bass: Love it! Haha love the commenter name too haha. Let the Manimal run free, let’s call PETA!

      • Sea Bass says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I’m on revolving commenter names this season because believe it or not, a couple of my rivals last season were scanning for my comments on here to suss out my plans! I’m kind of impressed actually. Didn’t stop me winning though! Think there’s a chance Faried is traded, with the way this is going? Or Shaw more likely to go first?

        Thanks for all your good work!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Sea Bass: Oh man, damn those sussers! Ehhh, I doubt he’s traded this year, but crazier things have happened! Thanks man!

  20. Jake VZ says:
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    Sup my man!
    My roster right now is:
    PG Irving, Conely, Lin
    SG Oladipo, Batum
    SF Parker, S Williams, Barnes
    PF Millsap
    C Jefferson, Drummond, Horford, Noel
    INJ: Durant, Westbrook

    Remember the cats in my league are no %s, just FGM FTM etc. plus a DD cat

    Should I do this trade?
    1. Jefferson and Kyrie for Rondo and Aldridge

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      @Jake VZ: Do you think I’d be losing too much scoring?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Jake VZ: No %s, nah I love this move. Rondo will be a beast for ya, and Kyrie will have some ebbs and flows in scoring, I like it!

  21. Bren says:
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    12 team 9 cat standard.

    Is redick ever going to turn this slump around? Or is he a drop for the likes of middleton, humphries, stuckey?

    Last year he was so good, it’s really disappointing.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Bren: Ehhhh, not a Redick guy… I think I like Middleton for now, eventually it might change to Stuckey

  22. Joe says:
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    Are we still holding Noel rather then speculate on Dieng?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Joe: Yikes it’s close! If you told me Pek wouldn’t play another game, I might Dieng. But still Noel until then

      • Sea Bass says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Preferably both! I’ve got the two of them, and I’m fairly sure I’ll have one great C by the playoffs. 2for1 it to make room!

  23. kisses says:
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    His team:
    PG -MCW, Lawson, Reggie Jackson, IT2, Curry, Teague
    SG – KevMart, Hayward
    SF – Morrow, Korver
    PF – Teletovic
    C – Frye

    My team:
    PG – Rondo, Lowry, Mo Williams
    SG – Oladipo, Bojan, McLemore
    SF – KJ, HBarnes, *Durant
    PF – Boozer
    C – Boogie, Vucevic, JHill

    I need to improve in Steals and Treys. He needs Bigs. I just got Vucevic from him for IT2 and KevMart. Would love to get Curry and Hayward without giving him another PG. I know I have to lose Boogie here and I’m coming to terms with that in order to get Curry. A little help, please?

    Thank you.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @kisses: Nice, love that trade for Vuc! Yeah you’ll have to give Cousins at the least, and to get Hayward will cost a fortune. You’re def gonna have to give up a PG 🙁 Would prob cost Boogie+Rondo/Lowry for Curry+Hayward

      • kisses says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Seems silly to trade him back Lowry since he moved Lowry for Hayward and I ended up trading with that other team to get Lowry. I can’t decide if I would rather have Rondo or Lowry. Lowry does a little of everything, but I don’t know if I can lose both Boogie and Rondo for DD potential (even if Rondo is a % killer). Let’s see if he goes for it.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @kisses: Cool, yeah DD for Rondo makes him a big want… I’d probably rather him over Lowry

  24. JeF With 1 F says:
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    In a dynasty, guy wants my first round pick in next years draft wich will be somewhere around the 8th pick if i had to guess…its only a 2 round rookie draft…is D.Collison worth the pick…im on the fence

    • JB Gilpin

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      @JeF With 1 F: Hmmm, for a rookie? Nah I’d want Colly

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @JB Gilpin: yea id be getting collison…thanks brotha

  25. hanns says:
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    drop copeland or stucky for mo williams?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hanns: Yup I would lose Copeland

  26. Euroalien says:
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    In a 12 Team Hd to Hd league…….. which side of this trade would you want?

    Deron Williams, Bkn PG & Nicolas Batum, Por SF

    For

    Kobe Bryant, LAL SG, Jeff Green, Bos SF and Nikola Vucevic, Orl C

    I’m leaning towards the Kobe side……. any thoughts would be welcome!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Euroalien: Yeah I would Kobe side too, love me some Vucevic!

  27. Johnny says:
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    So I’ve got Pau Gasol and #Occupy on my team and was wondering if I should take the opportunity to sell high on these guys… not sure who I should try to get for them or even if it would be worth it…

    Thoughts on someone like Horford for Pau or someone like Rondo for #ODG (not even sure if this is possible)?? Feel like I should move these guys while the gettings good or do you think they’ll be money for the rest of the season?

    Thanks JB!!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Johnny: Gasol i think I would, but it’s tough right now with his calf hurt. Would def love getting Horford for him! I don’t think #Occupy could bring as much and I think his value stays pretty solid. So I’d hold him. #Money! Any time!

  28. CA says:
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    Which side would you take in a 14 team h2h dynasty league? Curry for Bledsoe and Knight

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @CA: Is there any cost or round value associated with keeping them? I’d probably still Curry

      • CA says:
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        @JB Gilpin: No cost we keep the same team year in year out

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          @CA: Curry without a doubt. You need a lot more than two early/mid-rounders for it to be worth giving up a top 3 guy. Like a lower first rounder plus a 2nd rounder, honestly.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @CA: Yeah I would keep Curry

  29. Drez says:
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    Hey JB, got another question for you about this lineup. 14 team h2h 12 cat dynasty:

    PG- Wall, Payton
    SG- P.George, A.Burks
    SF- Kawhi, S.Hill
    PF- T.Jones, Dray Green, K.Middleton
    C – Bosh, Dieng, Gobert, E.Davis, K.O’Quinn

    Thinking about offering my Ed Davis/Solomon Hill for Mason Plumlee/C.J.McCollum. I like Plumlee a lot in a dynasty, and I could use another PG with upside. Not too high on Hill, and as much as I like Davis – I think Plumlee is going to be a monster someday. McCollum will help out with a few 3’s/assts for now (erm, when he’s back from injury), and hopefully carve out a 6th man role by next season. I can always stream his spot too. Good move for the long term? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Drez: Ummm, Plumlee certainly has the most upside and I’m not a big HIll guy either… Love what Davis is doing for me now though, and I think some consistent big man stats is something you really need. Long term I def linke, might hurt ya a tad short term

  30. Mari says:
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    Hey guys,
    What do you think Terrence Ross’s production will be like for ROS?
    And, do you think George Hill is worthy of a stash in, at least, 12 teamers?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Mari: got ya 🙂

      • Mari says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah, I accidentally posted the question in a previous article. 🙂

        I see G.Hill in FA, and I’m wondering– should I pick him up, and drop C.Lee? I don’t know. I have Rubio. I don’t want to carry too many injuries.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Mari: All good! Ummm, yeah naw I’d pass there

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            @JB Gilpin: I’m also thinking of dropping Shump and picking up P.Bev. I just don’t trust Shump can sustain his recent output.

  31. Rbez says:
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    Great write up as usual!

    Pick 1 ROS value

    Swaggy P, G Green, W Chandler, D Carroll?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rbez: Thanks man! I’d probably take Carroll unless I needed 3s/Pts from Swaggy

  32. Matlock says:
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    Dump Effin Payton for mo? Weekly 12 teamer pts league …thx in advance!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matlock: Yup I would!

  33. Nikko says:
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    Hey JB. what do you think of me giving CP3 (25.3 pts) and Vucevic (24.4) for Davis (35.1) and Reggie Jackson (19.2)? Which side do you think wins it? I know Davis is the best in fantasy but I think CP3 and Vuc( who is the second highest in total points) is a great duo. What do you think in a h2h points

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Nikko: I’d prob do it, I mean that PPG for Davis is unreal. It’s H2H pts right? Orlando has bad playoff sched too

  34. miles proudfoot. says:
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    Ha nice interview, I’m really looking forward to when Swaggy P stops by Razzball.

    I’m also still looking for rebounds and blocks but trades have been hard to come by. The other guy I think is looking for 3s. Was thinking about offering KevMart and Bledsoe or Kemba for his DJordan and Calderon. Pretty sure he’d be more willing to part with Jordan and Calderone. I have ADavis so am pretty intrigued by having him and Jordan and it’s just not ok I’m losing blocks and rebounds with that guy on my squad. What do you think?Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot.: Thanks man! Oh geez, I don’t even know how that would go!

      Haha sucks you’re still losing REB/BLK indeed! Sure I like that offer, I had DJ ahead of everyone else in rankings coming into the year, and it helps strengthen your team, i think it’s a goodun!

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