There was a time when Top Ramen was life. Cheap, easy to make, and quite delicious. It’s a good thing I didn’t stay poor for long because researchers concluded that eating too much ramen noodles could increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Hold on. Let me go smoke a cigarette real quick. Ok, I’m back <cough cough>. I knew I had made it in the world when I was able to eschew the Top Ramen and scrape open a box of Golden Curry. Still easy to make, but to fully experience the awesomeness of each packet, rice and some veggies were a necessity. You need a cooker to make rice. That’s a huge step up in the hierarchy. It’s akin to when man figured out how to make tools and weapons to hunt and gather. Anyways, thinking about those wonderful days of my life got me thinking to the brothers, Seth and Steph Curry. Seth is Top Ramen, while Steph is Golden Curry. Both are productive and satisfy one’s fantasy appetite, but Steph takes it to a level that only a few can appreciate. Last night, Steph scored 39 points, grabbed 11 boards, dished out seven dimes, and pilfered three on 14-of-24 shooting from the field and 4-of-10 from downtown. The 39 points and 11 boards were both season highs. Now, Kevin Durant did not play in this game and the opposition was the Brooklyn Nets. With that said, this Curry has been hot and spicy to the tune of the number two overall player in fantasy.

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Speaking of Stocktonator, it had Steph as the number one overall play yesterday.

Here’s what else I saw yesterday:

Nikola Jokic was ejected in the second quarter of yesterday’s game. Stocktonator must be sad because it had him as the number two overall play yesterday. He finished with six points, six boards, one dime, and one steal. That ref is a Joker!

To compound matters for the Nuggets yesterday, Paul Millsap injured his left wrist and exited after 13 minutes of run. He finished with five points, four boards, and two dimes. As of now, Millsap is considered questionable for tomorrow’s game in Sacramento. Will Barton did sub in for Millsap on Sunday and could possibly start in his place. Keep an eye on the starting lineup for Monday’s game.

Trey Lyles scored 10 points, grabbed eight boards, and dished out a dime in 16 minutes. Nuggets were getting blown out and….read the two blurbs above. Lyles did start 37 games while with the Jazz and shoots decently from downtown. At 6′ 10″ 234 pounds, there’s an outside chance he could start at power forward if Millsap is out for an extended period of time. A big shoutout to Mr. and Mrs. Lyles for naming their son Trey. How did they know?

Juan Hernangomez scored seven points, grabbed four boards, dished out a dime, and blocked one in 19 minutes. Juan is a deadly shooter from downtown (40% last season). Hopefully Juan didn’t mess with the coach’s daughter like his bro Willy. There’s the possibility that he starts at small forward with Wilson Chandler starting at power forward. As for Chandler, he scored 17 points, grabbed four boards, dished out a dime, pilfered one, and blocked one in 27 minutes. I’ve always liked Chandler, as he contributes across the board. Just don’t expect him to carry your squad.

Lonzo Ball messed around last night.

11 points, 16 boards, 11 dimes, and two blocks in 40 minutes. The shooting percentage still stinks (5-of-13), but this is the nightly ceiling he has. Remember, he’s only played 16 games as a professional. Ok, maybe it’s more like 52.

Julius Randle scored 24 points, grabbed seven boards, and dished out five assists in 32 minutes. The 24 points and 32 minutes were a season-high. Randle is a nightly triple-dub threat. Unfortunately, he’s the odd man odd and won’t get the minutes to truly reach his ceiling. Kyle Kuzma (17 points, three boards, three dimes, and one steal) has the position on lock down, while Larry Nance is close to returning. In addition, Randle will be a free agent after next year, so there’s a chance he gets traded at some point.

Jordan Clarkson scored 18 points, grabbed three boards, dished out a dime, and pilfered one in 24 minutes. Jordan Rules!

Brook Lopez scored 21 points, grabbed three boards, dished out four dimes, and blocked two in 22 minutes. He shot 9-of-14 from the field and 3-of-5 from downtown. Although he gets a ton of open looks, can’t expect that efficiency every game. As a result, he’s annoying to own because he doesn’t grab many boards.

Lauri Markkanen scored 26 points, grabbed 13 boards, and dished out two dimes in 34 minutes. He shot 10-of-18 from the field and 4-of-9 from downtown. I love how the Matrix is just seamlessly phasing out Dirk and replacing him with the new model. Hopefully, the Matrix didn’t watch Terminator too many times. Speaking of machines, Stocktonator loved him yesterday.

Robin Lopez scored 16 points and grabbed 10 boards in 31 minutes. Like his bro, Bro, Ro is a specialist and probably just as annoying to own.

Justin Holiday scored 13 points, grabbed two boards, dished out three dimes, and pilfered two. 5-of-20 from the field and 3-of-10 from downtown. You know that expression, “You miss every shot you don’t take?” Well, in Justin’s case, he may be better off not shooting.

Kris Dunn scored 17 points, grabbed six boards, dished out six dimes, and pilfered two in 27 minutes. Jerian Grant made numerologists happy: 2 points, 2 boards, 2 assists, 2 turnovers, and 2 personal fouls. 0-for-2 from downtown. Fantasy owners on the other hand? I apologize for ever having Grant ahead of Dunn. Now, Dunn will put up the occasional 1-of-11 performance, but he has more upside.

TJ Warren scored 27 points, grabbed seven boards, dished out a dime, pilfered one, and blocked two in 33 minutes. 13-of-20 from the field. Warren T! Naw? I don’t care.

Mike James scored 15 points, grabbed three boards, dished out five dimes, and pilfered one in 26 minutes. Tyler Ulis scored three points, grabbed four boards, and dished out four dimes in 20 minutes. I sometimes get adventurous and go shopping with the wife. “Honey, you like these shoes or these shoes?” Turn around. Walk. Put one foot in front of the other. What occasion are these shoes for? Which one is more comfortable? I’m doing my thing. I like the the ones on the left. After looking down for a minute, then turning towards the mirror and looking at the reflection for another minute…..”I like the ones on the right. Thanks, hon.” I never learn. Ya feel me?

Troy Daniels scored 14 points, grabbed four boards, and dished out two dimes in 18 minutes. He’s played 18, 15, and 26 minutes the last three games. He’s also scored in double digits all three games. Sometimes all that’s needed is a pulse.

I’m beginning to think that Jay Triano might be a Commie. 21 minutes for Greg Monroe, 26 minutes for Alex Len, 20 minutes for Dragan Bender, and 22 minutes for Josh Jackson. There’s also the possibility that he just believes in balance and harmony. If so, that’s great for humanity but bad for our fantasy teams.

Andre Drummond scored 20 points, grabbed 16 boards, dished out four dimes, pilfered one, and blocked two in 33 minutes. He also went 4-of-5 from the charity stripe.

Reggie Jackson scored 16 points, grabbed two boards, and dished out eight dimes in 29 minutes. Ish Smith scored nine points and dished out five dimes in 19 minutes. No need for SVG to apologize to Ms. Jackson.

Jimmy Butler scored 26 points, grabbed 10 boards, dished out four dimes, and pilfered five in 42 minutes. Jeff Teague scored three points, grabbed four boards, dished out nine dimes, and pilfered one. Karl-Anthony Towns scored 16 points, grabbed nine boards, and dished out three dimes. Andrew Wiggins scored 24 points, grabbed two boards, dished out a dime, pilfered two, and blocked three. Ever driven to a four-stop sign intersection? Of course you have! We don’t have self-driving Ubers….yet. Anyways, you know it can get awkward at these bastions of hell. Do I go? Do I let him/her go? Who got to the line first? What’s the actual rule? You wave at the car to go. But then they wave for you to go. You step on the gas, but then they step on the gas at the same time. WTF??!! Ladies and gentlemen, your 2017 Minnesota Timberwolves. They are in that awkward phase, still figuring out the rules and how everyone will act. There is one constant, though. That is that Wiggins doesn’t stop. He just runs through the sign with no regard for anything. It’s going to take time, but eventually…

With Kevin Durant sitting, Omri Casspi got the start. 12 points, eight boards, one dime, and two blocks in 23 minutes. When he gets minutes, he produces. So, if KD misses any games, Casspi is a viable replacement. Just don’t expect over 25 minutes.

Trevor Booker sprained his ankle and left after playing nine minutes. Quincy Acy played 23 minutes, Jarrett Allen got 12 minutes after missing the prior six games due to injury, and Tyler Zeller received 16 minutes. Timofey Mozgov DNP in favor of Booker, so he could get back into the mix. Eventually, I think Allen gets the most run at center and could be a nice source of boards and blocks down the road.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 16 points, grabbed 12 boards, dished out five dimes, and pilfered one in 31 minutes. RHJ makes me want to listen to some Mary J.

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 21 points, grabbed two boards, dished out eight dimes, pilfered one, and blocked one in 31 minutes. With D’Angelo Russell out indefinitely, Dinwiddie may end up being the waiver wire hero of the year.

Allen Crabbe scored 25 points, grabbed seven boards, and dished out two dimes in 34 minutes. That makes five games in a row with at least 30 minutes. My preseason love may in fact be vindicated!

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 26 points, grabbed three boards, dished out two dimes, and pilfered one in 35 minutes. He went 9-of-14 from the field and 6-of-10 from downtown. BB is a sniper, as he’s shooting 45% from downtown!

Myles Turner scored 25 points, grabbed seven boards, dished out four dimes, pilfered one, and blocked four in 32 minutes. He went 11-of-14 from the field and 2-of-3 from downtown. The Odometer, as he’s called, has been serviced and is ready to roll.

Dion Waiters grabbed two boards, dished out a dime, and pilfered two. He shot 0-for-10 from the field. Overheard after the game, “My shot was butter. The rim was just hating on me for some reason.” I love Waiters. Here’s my 20% tip:

Wayne Ellington scored 21 points, grabbed two boards, and pilfered one in 25 minutes. The Heat lost 120-95. Next.

Marcin Gortat almost messed around. 12 points, 12 boards, seven dimes, and one steal in 35 minutes. Keep in mind that John Wall did not play, so he sucked up more usage than normal. With that said, he’s a double-dub machine.

Bradley Beal scored 27 points, grabbed four boards, dished out a dime, and blocked one. He went 11-of-23 from the field and 5-of-9 from downtown. He’s a usage monster when Wall is closed for repairs.

Markieff Morris scored three points, grabbed four boards, pilfered one, and blocked one in 27 minutes. Washington fans wished they had Marcus instead. But, the Celtics didn’t play yesterday. Exactly.

Serge Ibaka scored nine points, grabbed eight boards, and blocked one. That’s nice, but you know why we are here. 0 dimes. Ibaka 7. Blake 6. Damn, Blake had himself a weekend, huh? This is a heated battle that I hope goes down to the final day.

Jonas Valanciunas only played 17 minutes. He got benched and was asked to put on the dunce cap.

DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points, grabbed eight boards, dished out six dimes, pilfered two, and blocked one. He went 15-of-26 from the field and 2-of-6 from downtown. I always thought he and Wiggins would stagnate in their little bubbles, but DeRozan keeps improving and could be on the cusp of getting to that next level.

Pascal Siakam scored four points, grabbed nine boards, dished out two dimes, pilfered one, and blocked two in 31 minutes. Siakam was Varsity for one night.

Fred VanVleet scored 10 points, grabbed three boards, and dished out five dimes in 24 minutes. With Delon Wright out due to injury, VanVleet has assumed the primary backup point guard duties. VV does look awfully similar to a W so….Hey, it’s late and I’m searching, but it’s better than an L, right?

 

  1. Nep_Ninja says:
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    Son – These write ups are getting so good I’ve almost forgotten how good JB was at this! Got a question for you? Would you drop Josh Rich for Gallo in 10 team H2H?!? I’ve been hanging onto him all season hoping for him to rediscover end of last season form!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Nep_Ninja: Ha! Appreciate that Njnja. I’d rather have JRich

    • Brent

      The Fantasy Dick says:
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      @Nep_Ninja: J-Rich is starting to feel his shot…and then boom, he gets an injury (although it doesn’t seem too serious) and he contributes across the board.

      Personally, I like Gallo more in fantasy because he more consistent and I always go for the higher scoring guys when given a choice. But Gallo’s injuries always linger, so there’s huge risk with the Rooster.

  2. John says:
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    Hi Son,

    What do you think of Conley? Numbers aint good and injured for a while.

    Please rank Curry, Wall, AD and Towns

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @John: Injury is definitely a concern. Curry, AD, Towns, Wall

      • Brent

        The Fantasy Dick says:
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        @Son: AD over Towns? Injury risk knocks AD below Towns IMO.

        Conley’s numbers will be fine if he can fully recover from this achilles thing (achilles injuries are always scary). But conley is top point guard on a really good team and he is a career 44% shooter, so his shots will start falling.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @The Fantasy Dick: I think AD has a higher ceiling right now, but it’s never easy with AD. I have no problem if you have KAT above AD. Just personal preference.

          • Brent

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            @Son: Agreed on the ceiling. and I love AD. I’m glad he’s back from the head scare because I’m going the Suns/Pelicans game on Friday and I am excited to see the twin towers in action

  3. Melo says:
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    Son, I need your advice on this.

    I got off to a slow start this season, drafted Rubio, Nurkic, Noel and Harkless, all playing poorly, or not playing at all (I’M LOOKING AT YOU NERLENS!). My fg% and turnovers all over the place, and I plan to trade some of these guys. Should I trade Nurk and Rubio for Collison and Robin Lopez, or do I wait for things to come around? I also have D’Angelo on IL…nightmare start.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Melo: I’d rather have Nurk/Rubio

    • Brent

      The Fantasy Dick says:
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      @Melo: I agree with Son. You can get more for Rubio and Nurk. How are you with assists? If you have other assists guys, then maybe try to move Rubio for a big, because that is gonna be the only way to get that FG% up and your best bet is finding a team in need of assists/steals. What about Rubio for Aaron Gordon or Rubio for Vucevic? It all depends on who the assists-needy team has tho

  4. Tony C says:
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    Hi Son I agree with comment above. You’re write-ups keep getting better. Keep up the good work! The available information and expert analysis on fantasy basketball is scarce on the web so the opportunity to be a leader in the industry is there for the taking. I read your material everyday.

    So a couple of questions for you, I’m currently stashing Aminu on my Injured List roster spot. Is Gallinari or Larry Nance a better choice for that spot? I need blocks, rebounds, shooting efficiency and 3’s wouldn’t hurt either.
    Secondly, there are some good available players in my 10 team, 9-cat league league such as Crabbe, Richardson, Ingram, J.Collins, Portis , C.Lee and Danny Green. I’m looking for more shooting efficiency and less turnovers. Would you recommend any players above for anyone in my roster:
    PG Paul, Teague, Dunn, Dinwiddie
    SG Harris, Bradley, J.Murray
    SF Giannis, Prince
    PF Millsap, Marcus Morris
    C Brook Lopez, M. Turner

    As you can see I’m a little light on bigs which is why I am stashing Aminu but Nance could make more sense. Thanks!!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Tony C: Much appreciated Tony! @Tony C: I’d hold onto Aminu. Your squad looks good the way it is

    • Brent

      The Fantasy Dick says:
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      @Tony C: Son is killing it for sure! I agree with my colleague, your team looks good.

      The only person I’d consider replacing is Marcus Morris. John Collins could be a nice flyer there for FG%, Rebounds and Blocks. I’d probably rather have Ingram than Morris as well because Ingram’s ceiling is much higher.

      Not sure this is helpful. But wanted to offer a 2nd perspective. But you can always just do what I do: When in doubt, listen to Son!

      • Son

        Son says:
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        @The Fantasy Dick: Ha! Appreciate that, but I am but one man…one perspective. Always prudent to get as many viewpoints and pieces of information as possible

        • Brent

          The Fantasy Dick says:
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          @Son: What can I say Son, you are my spiritual advisor

          • Son

            Son says:
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            @The Fantasy Dick: Ha! I can’t wait to found my own cult!!!

  5. McBonton says:
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    Hey son! Nice write up. On point!
    Just like to share. I was able to get Kawhi and Rubio for Lowry and Bradley. I hope i did not overpay here. Thanks !

    You think Millsap injury is severe?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @McBonton: Thanks McBonton! I prefer the Lowry/Bradley side but I’ve been scared little boy name Marcus regarding Kawhi. If you believe Kawhi is top 10 player, then you did not overpay.

      Can’t say on Milllsap until we get results of X-ray

    • Brent

      The Fantasy Dick says:
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      @McBonton: I agree with Son since Kawhi seems like he is a long way off, but you never know with the secretive Spurs and Greg Popochick 🙂

      If Kawhi comes back pretty soon and plays like Kawhi, then you probably won’t regret it.

      Good news on Millsap is it’s his non-shooting wrist and he came back to the bench with his wrist tape, but he didn’t get in the game. But it was a blow out at that point and they may not have wanted to risk it, but it seemed like he was available if needed.

      Bad news is that wrists are scary and usually end up just needing the dreaded “rest/time” to heal. Watch for Son’s recommendations on guys to add just in case.

  6. John says:
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    Who would you rather have Son for tomorrow’s game? J. Murray, W. Barton or D. Saric?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @John: Murray

  7. Dane says:
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    Hi son,
    Please rank these guards.
    Murray, payton, dmitch, brogdon

    Also, would you replace james johnson for nance jr?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      DMitch, Murray, Payton, Brogdon

      I’d rather have JJ

  8. Eric Yusko says:
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    Should I trade my Jimmy Butler for Kevin Love? 12 team h2h, 9 cat, currently sitting in last place

    PG – Westbrook
    SG – Butler
    SF – Nicolas Batum
    PF – Joel Embiid
    C – Brook Lopez
    UTIL – Rubio
    UTIL – Demarre Carrol
    UTIL – Taureen Prince
    BN – John Collins
    BN – Patrick Beverly
    BN – Jamychal Green
    BN – Josh Richardson
    IR – Gallinari

    • Brent

      The Fantasy Dick says:
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      @Eric Yusko: Keep Butler there, he is coming on. and now you have Batum back and you’ll get Gallo back soon. I could see you starting to climb the standings.

  9. Butters says:
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    Points league with limited moves-Drop Len for WCS?
    Thanks in advance

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I would

    • Brent

      The Fantasy Dick says:
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      @Butters: Yes….especially with Monroe playing really well…until he gets traded….Unleash the Law Firm of Willie, Cauley, and Stein!

  10. Brent

    The Fantasy Dick says:
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    So we are going with The Matrix for Markkanen? Not sure if you saw my suggestion of: The Markksman…..but can’t go wrong with any Matrix reference. In my Top 3 fave movies of all time.

    Nice job Son!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @The Fantasy Dick: Naw, the Matrix is and will always be Shawn Marion. I like your Markksman.

      Thanks my man!

      • Brent

        The Fantasy Dick says:
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        @Son: Dang, how could I forget! I even live in Phoenix. Lol.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @The Fantasy Dick: Ha! ”Twas a long time ago. I barely remember what I did yesterday so…

          • Brent

            The Fantasy Dick says:
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            @Son: I’ll never forget that shooting form tho….Oh how much I would pay to see Marion vs Noah vs Ball in a game of H.O.R.S.E.

  11. Brent

    The Fantasy Dick says:
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    Dinwiddie and Tyreke Evans will be the finalists for Waiver-Wire pick up of the year…

      • Brent

        The Fantasy Dick says:
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        @Son: No doubt….I definitely should have said “So far….”

  12. Maverick says:
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    Hey Son
    You’ve been great help to me so for!! Thanks!! I have to move Bayless off IR now or to the wire. Would you go with Bayless or Richaun Holmes? Thanks!!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Glad to hear. Team dependent. In a vacuum, Bayless

    • Brent

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      @Maverick: Do you own Embiid? That may be a good reason to keep Holmes as a handcuff if we are just talking about a bench spot. Otherwise it looks like Fultz is out at least 2 to 3 more weeks so Bayless should help with scoring and 3s and maybe steals. The only risk with Bayless is that McConnel has been playing well, so he may not be coming back to the same playing time as before.

      Son has it right tho (as usual), it’s team dependent. If you are weak with big man stats, then Holmes has a pretty high ceiling should there be an injury in Philly. If you need scoring, Bayless is the keep.

  13. Pedro says:
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    Hi Son again.

    My Turner-Dipo-Teague for KAT-Bradley-Beverley?

    Thanks

    • Brent

      The Fantasy Dick says:
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      @Pedro: Wait for Son to weigh in, but I think you’re giving up too much there. Turner is just getting back into the flow and should have have solid 2nd round value all season. Oladipo is playing like a 2nd rounder as well and Teague is better than Beverely IMO because of the better shooting %’s.

      What categories are you hoping to improve on with this deal? Be careful not to do a trade just to do a trade.

      • Pedro says:
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        @The Fantasy Dick:

        The truth is I see it very even, but there are a few things….
        I was told getting a round 1 was always good, even if you had to give your 2 and 3, and I am not giving that much. Besides, LAC and DET have a much nicer PO calendar than Indiana

        On the other hand, Indiana is fun to watch right now, and Turner…. I had/have big hopes for him.

        Categories? So so. I am loosing blocks and assists, where I am very strong, and I improve a little bit of everything (especially porcentages).

        Thanks for your replay The Fantasy Dick

        • Brent

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          @Pedro: No problem. I totally see where you’re coming from. I guess I see it as giving up too much because I view Turner as a Round 1 guy. His last game (78%/100%/2 3’s/25/7/4/1/4 blocks) is what he is capable of nightly, that is not just a great game. Oladipo is a legit Top 20 player in Indiana while Bradley will probably finish as a Top 40-50 player and Teague should finish in the Top 40-50 as well with Beverley in the Top 75. That’s why I think you are giving up too much. Not that it’s super lobsided or anything, I can see why it’s so tempting for sure. I just think if you wait on Turner to have a few more good games that you can get more (or you may decide to keep him).

          But as Son always tells me, it’s your team and you want to love your team, so if you’d rather be rooting for KAT and Bradley and Beverley, then you need to consider that as well.

          • Pedro says:
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            @The Fantasy Dick:

            Well…. Thanks again.

            I really see your point. I also like the idea of keeping my drafted players as much as I can.

            Indiana POs calendar is awful (the worst one, I recall) and eventrually I will have to trade one of them (or both), but the season is too long, and I have plenty of time…. I guess I am gonna pass.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Pedro: It’s a fair trade. I actually prefer the KAT side, though

  14. Dan says:
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    Trying to change things up since I’m near the bottom of my league.

    CJ + Myles for:
    >Simmons & Gobert
    > boogie and booker
    > KAT and jrue
    > brow and Ariza

    I haven’t proposed these yet to my league mates but what order would you pursue these trades?

    Or should I just stand pat now that Myles is hopefully returning to form.

    • Brent

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      @Dan: 1) I wouldn’t trade for an injured Gobert 2) If you can get Boogie and Booker I’d probably do it 3) Too big of a downgrade from CJ to Jrue 4) You’d be giving up too much, even for Brow

      Wait for my man Son to weigh in, but I think only the Boogie deal would be worth it. I own Turner and I really believe that he’s gonna have 2nd round value at least ROS. You will be happy you kept him. And I love me some CJ…A shooting guard who borders on Point Guard stats…great fantasy weapon (Averaging over 3 3’s a game and shoots 48%…I mean…daaaamn!)

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Dan: Well, i like the Boogie/Booker one but I’m just trying to think why that owner would make that trade

  15. Pilfered UGH... says:
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    Holy crap could you please stop using the word ” Pilfered ” already. It sux reading it, it doesn’t flow smooth in the sentence it hurts lol. Every once in a while it’s ok but every single player just about. Just say steal, it doesn’t even sound cool. Anyways end of rant…sorry. But I love reading the info on this site and this word has been used so much this year I just cringe every time I see it and have to skip that line whenever I see it coming up lol…just my thought which doesn’t hold squat I know but I had to get it off my chest lol… Good day man … otherwise great write up I appreciate your time spent for us readers.

    • Son

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      Ha! The fact that you even noticed that I used pilfered often brings joy to my heart. Since I am a man of the people, I shall refrain from using pilfered. Unless, other people clamor for it. I decree this in the Year of Our Lord 2017

  16. Justin says:
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    In 9 cat, how would you rank: THJ, dinwiddie, James Johnson

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Justin: Dinwiddie, JJ, THJ

  17. You seem to be the high man on the J. Murray train.
    Been riding, but would you hop off for an injured Rooster?

  18. Mr. Blast says:
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    I’m a Pilfered guy..

    #TeamPilfered

    My guy Son killing it! As always! Keep it coming. No questions today, just props!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Mr. Blast: Ha! Much appreciated! As I said, I am a man of the people. So far, the people are tied, so the Decree shall stay in effect

  19. hamtime says:
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    Sup Son!

    1. Holding onto OG but he’s kinda been invisible. Would you replace him for Holmes (signs of life but still eh), bogdanbogdan (hield hurt), rozier, nwabe (hurt) or bebe? can you rank pls ROS for a league w limited moves?

    2. Pls rank for deep 18 m league – Skal, olynyk, jarrett allen, bayless, norman powell

    • Son

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      @hamtime: Yeah, OG is an upside play. Kind of like a chia pet. With water, will grow, but that process takes time.

      If Nwaba comes back and starts, I would think about it, but I like the potential of OG. Keep in mind the infamous words….potential don’t mean shit!

    • Son

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      @hamtime: Bayless, Powell, Allen, Skal, Olynyk

    • Brent

      The Fantasy Dick says:
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      @hamtime:

      I’ll take a stab at this one to give you a different opinion:

      1. I don’t think you need to waste a move dropping OG for any of those guys at the moment, although I view OG as behind a few of them. As far as ROS:
      BogBog, Rozier, Nwaba, OG, Bebe

      2. Powell, Bayless, Olynyk, Skal, Allen

  20. miles proudfoot says:
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    Great write up! I just don’t know about that Golden Curry…will have to be on the lookout.

    If I can swing it, do you like these trades:

    Vuc and Reke/DMitch for Dray and the Marksman
    Vuc, Reke/DMitch and Ingram/WMatthews for Covington and Batum
    Vuc, Reke and DMitch for Love and Klay

    Thanks!

    • Son

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      @miles proudfoot: Ha! In your case, ignorance is not bliss. Sorry to say, but your life is incomplete and has no meaning. 🙂

      I like Vuc/Reke/DMitch sides.

      If you had to trade, I’d probably do te Green/Markk

      • miles proudfoot says:
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        @Son: My teams is kind of floundering so just looking for a shake up, and although it’s still early was considering playoff scheduling. I’ll have to think about these I guess. Thank you!

        • Son

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          @miles proudfoot: I hear you. Don’t worry about playoff scheduling right now. Goal is to get there for it to make a difference

  21. Willy says:
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    Hi Son,

    please rank kyrie,cp3,wall,lowry,lillard & kemba

    h2h 9cat

    thanks son

    • Son

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      @Willy: Paul, Lillard, Kyrie, Wall, Kemba, Lowry

  22. Rob says:
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    Hey Son,

    Rozier is really bad now and do you see a chance he return back some actual value soon?
    Or should I drop Rozier for Miles, D. Brooks or P. Mills?

    Best regards,
    Rob

    • Son

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      @Rob: I’m good with dropping him for any of those names

  23. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Son. Collins, Favors or Thad Young in a head to head points league? Thanks!

    • Son

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      @Jerry: Favors short term. Collins long term

  24. Arief says:
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    Hii Son,

    I got offered myles+beal/butler for marc +cp3 should i take it or no ??

    my team:
    G : CP3,jrue,beverley,dmitch,c.lee
    F : Giannis,ariza,randle,marwill
    C : Marc,Pau

    H2H 9cat

    thanks

    • Son

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      @Arief: I’d sit tight

      • Arief says:
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        @Son: okay son it means naw ??

        • Son

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          @Arief: Ha! Yeah

  25. Hamtime says:
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    Given the recent news of Milsap needing surgery, who should we rush to get (pls rank) – juancho, lyles, faried, plumlee

    Thanks!

    • Son

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      @Hamtime: They could go so many ways. Move chandler to 4 and slide Barton into the starting lineup. Plumlee should remain backup 5. Faried could start but I like Lyles. Juancho should get an uptick in minutes. I’d probably rank them Lyles, Juancho, Faried, then Plumlee

  26. Chris says:
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    Thanks son!

    What do you think of this trade offer?

    Reddick and Myles Turner
    for
    Booker-Zeller-Ibaka

    • Son

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      @Chris: I like the Myles/Reddick side better

  27. Chris says:
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    Interesting thanks! So you think Turner will turn it around? No pun intended!

    • Son

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      @Chris: Ha! I do

  28. Phranque (pronounced Frank) says:
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    Hi,
    I’ve got K. Leonard on my team’s IL . I’ve been offered Markkanen for him. I can’t get any info on what the likely prognosis is on KAWHI or when he’s like to get back on the court.
    a) Any news about KAWHI’s prospects? AND
    b) Would you make this trade?
    c) What do you think is a realistic return on KAWHI in his present status?
    Thanks.

    • Son

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      @Phranque (pronounced Frank): I’ve been pretty skeptical regarding Kawhi since the offseason. With that said, there’s really no point to bring Kawhi back now. If I was trading away Kawhi, I’d want more than Markk

  29. YourFan says:
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    Hi, I have a trade question for you. 10 team h2h dynasty league. I got offered Jimmy Butler for my Lonzo Ball and a mid-late first round rookie pick for next year. Do you take this?

    • Son

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      No

      • YourFan says:
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        @Son:

        Thank you for your response! Quick question on a possible counter…do you like either ball for butler straight up? Or maybe Kris Dunn and a first for butler?

        • Son

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          @YourFan: I’d do 1 & Dunn for Butler. The Universe is awesome sometimes

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