The race to see who will be the biggest historical figure from NYC named Langston!

In his first career start, another D-League darling in Langston Galloway had a career-high 21 points in a 21/5/3/0/0 line hitting 8-14 FG and 3-6 from deep.  Probably the best stat from yesterday is that the Knicks are undefeated in Galloway starts.  Kid doesn’t know how to lose!  Starting a little bit out-of-position at the 2 guard, the Knicks seem intent on giving him minutes and seeing what they have.  He played 31 yesterday to Jose Calderon‘s 23 minutes of rock-bottom garbage and Shane Larkin only popped up for 15.  Definitely going Galloway over Larkin, I was on that side of the argument even last week, but is it crazy to roll the dice on Langston over terrible-aroni Calderoni?  I would probably take Galloway unless a desperate need for assists-upside.  Plus Calderon makes perfect sense as a trade candidate given the Knicks’ direction.  Notice how I said Knicks.  And not Poppycockers.  Because they won a game!  I’m giving our New York readers a day of respite…  Keep the losses coming, Knicks, I wanna keep doling out the Poppycockers joke the rest of the year!  Here’s what else has gone down since we last checked in on Friday in fantasy basketball action:

Brandon Jennings – Well after Friday night’s 37-burger, I thought all my sell-high talk for BJ may have made me have a full mouth.  Because my foot was in it!  Then we got a run of bad BJ again, with 10/1/6 and 4 TO against the Sixers (?), 7/2/5 and 3 TO last night, and everything is just too toothy!  Hopefully you sold for something shiny!

Marc Gasol Had a pretty epic Friday night a few days ago!  12/16/8/3/2 in a saucy line against the Magic, nearly tripdubbing en route to his rainbow line.

Jeff Green Settling into the 6th man role quite nicely.  Scored 21, 17 then 11 the past three games, filtering in a few steals and blocks.  The minutes are still there (30+ in those three games), but I don’t buy he can contribute in the D stats just because he’s on a defensive-minded team and doesn’t really offer enough upside to get the beastly 40 minute games we saw here and there in Boston.

Elfrid Payton The Elfrid is certainly off the Shelfrid!  Big Friday night for 22/4/12/2/0 and followed in up with a great 19/4/8/3/0 outing against the Thunder.  Shot over 50% from the field in both of them and 10-13 from the FT line in the past 3.  The 4+ TO in each of those same three is concerning, but I’m sure glad I stocked my Shelfrids with Elfrids this holiday season!

Nerlens Noel Captain N with the rainbow!  17/11/2/2/5 last Friday night, hitting 7-10 FG, 3-4 FT, and probably the most important – nary a TO.  A big knock on his game was a poor TO rate (it is the Sixers after all…), but he’s now had only 6 TO over the past 7 games.  The %s are still meh, but I love the drastic improvement in ball security.

Larry Drew II – Told ya!  Wasn’t very good in the college years, and while 15 AST over the past two games for the Sixers’ B unit is commendable, a 15:8 AST:TO ratio in two games worth of junk time isn’t too hot.  Still a little incredulous he got signed, but I guess someone has to play recklessly with Tony Wroten looking like he’ll be out a while.  I guess weirder things like…

Alexis Ajinca …going 16/14 in a game is about as nutso!  Ripped apart said Sixers B-unit, and boy did it carry some momentum with it!  22/6/3/1/1 Sunday night and 8/11/1 last night.  Now to the big elephant in the room – these were without Anthony Davis.  Not that The Brow is an elephant!  Looks like Brow almost played last night, so Ajinca is likely back to a big dose of bench-a.

Jarrett Jack Waaaahhhhhhhh!  I don’t wanna be traded!  So the Nets didn’t, and he’s still rolling out must-own value.  26/6/7/2/1 Friday then 22/4/8 Saturday hitting over 50% on 18 shots in both games.  Nothing to cry about there unless you faced him!

Derrick Rose You just had to patient!  As in, half the regular season patient!  One of D-Rose’s better career games on Friday night going 29/3/10/1/2, shooting 12-20, hitting five treys, and not committing a single TO.  Playing the Celtics just brings the best out of you!  You just look at how they’re being coached, and you’re suddenly in your groove!  Rose then nearly tripdubbed for 23/8/10 on Saturday.  The Celtics push!

Taj Gibson Just needed one injury to the slippery slope of the Bulls big men (huh?) to avalanche in some stats (did they move to the Rockies out of Chicago?).  7 swats the past two games while Joakim Noah recovers from a kankle.  He should be back soon, but while it heals I imagine he just stares at his ankle, periodically yelling at it like he yells at officials.

#OccupyDraymondGreen – Oh man, these minutes Kerr hath been dealing are cruel and unusual!  Under 26 in 4 of the past 5, but a lot of blowouts in there.  Keep on occupying, Razzball Nation!

Russell Westbrook Whoa!  15/15/15 tripdub?!  Had an unbelievable night as the Thunder upset the Warriors (role reversal!) Friday night for 17/15/17/4/0.  His usage was 98%.  Usage jokes!  Fun fact – Westbrook aced history all through school.  “What was Stalin’s key to success in industrializing Russia?”  “Execution.”

Dion Waiters Here’s someone executing!  21/4/2/3/1 in that OKC win against the Warriors where everyone went off (well, except Reggie Jackson… Ouch…), then 16/1/2/2/0 Sunday.

Jameer Nelson – Wait, what?  He’s still in the NBA?  Moved to Denver and suddenly is a star?!  I wonder what’s in the workout regiment!  14+ points, 2+ treys and 4+ dimes in all three Nuggets games, so you have to pay attention a little.  It’s a hell of a lot better than Jose Calderon, I’ll tell ya that much!

Kawhi Leonard Kawhiiiiiiii!  Wee wee weeeeeee!  Oh, the Geico pig…  Luckily his hand healed up after pulling a Josh Hartnett in 40 Days, racking up 20/4/5/3/0 and 12/9/1/2/1 lines with a trey in both and only one total TO.

Rudy Gobert Gobert is unfair!  3+ blocks in 9 straight now.  “Excusez?  Excusez-moi?  Le elbow is the way of my ball!”  Even though Enes Kanter is back to being fantasy’s least-favorite starter, Gobert is still racking up some mad stats including 13/18/2/0/4 against the Spurs, even if a little was in some late junk time.

Hassan Whiteside I fought the law and the law won!  3 fouls in 15 minutes last time we saw Whiteside, but still got ya two blocks.  Not hopping off yet.

Luol Deng Rainbow alert!  25/6/4/2/2 in another Deng-blip.  They’re like radio signals from aliens – rare, but when you find them they’re creepy and loud like in Contact.

Shabazz Napier 12/6/5/2/1 in a near-rainbow as well, sucking up all of Dwyane Wade‘s minutes like the Mega Maid vacuum.  “We’ve gone from suck to blow!”  Even though Norris Cole looks out of the starting lineup discussion, he might still keep Napier from being anything useful when Wade is back.

Klay Thompson Had a 5-block game on Saturday.  If that isn’t the ultimate “F you JB, you can never ThrAGNOF me again!” type of stat from the weekend, I dunno what is!

Robbie Hummel – “With great depth comes great responsibility.”  Hence why the Wolves can just throw out whatever these days…  15/13 with a trey and a swat Saturday in a team high, yes he led Minnesota in minutes, with 43!  Went back down to 24 yesterday and he didn’t score…  Flip is flippin’ out just for Flippin’ sake!

Jusuf Nurkic Well, the foul-fairy is sprinkling some foul-dust on the Jamba Jus lately!  10 fouls the past two games, but still can hit the cats hard with a 2/8/1/2/1 line against the Warriors.  Who blew the Nugs out by 43.  Man, that was brutal…

Matt Barnes – As I mentioned a few times last week, the broad side of a Matt Barnes has been solid lately and put together a 26/10/1/3/1 line hitting 10-15 FG (4-9 3PTM) Saturday night against the Kings.  Cooled back off yesterday, but 3/3/4/1/1 is usable too.

Jason Thompson – Um, what?  Was there a rule coming into Saturday’s game that centers couldn’t rebound?!  A Goromotaro out of almost-nowhere, going 23/22.  The biggie here was it was in a game without DeMarcus Cousins, who returned last night.  Spoiler alert!  Thompson was way worse with Boogie back…

Al Jefferson – Wooooo, the groin is grone!  Womp womp.  8/5/1/1/1 for Big Al in a big 25 minutes finally getting back on the court after a month.

Lance Stephenson Keeps making people think he’s interesting, when he’s not.  Got 9 assists yesterday, but no Kemba Walker (knee cyst, which apparently isn’t too big a deal), had his 3 TO, shot only 2-9 and continues to shoot threes even though he’s worse than Josh Smith from out there.

Mike Scott Geez, he’s just so good.  Hit 9-15 FG (2-6 3PTM) yesterday for 20/5/0/2/0.  A little ThrAGNOFfy, sure, and he’s a bench guy on a loaded hot team, but he gets all my dirty-themed emojis any time we wants.

Austin Rivers Man, I wouldn’t want to play for MY dad in the NBA!

James Michael McAdoo – Got brought up from the D-League and debuted with a 11/5/0/0/1 game on 4-5 shooting in 13 junk time minutes.  I watched a lot of Chapel Hill ball through the McAdoo years, and the kid is a great athlete with good touch.  But so inconsistent!  Best case scenario is he’s a PF version of Harrison Barnes (convenient, sure since they’re both UNC to GSW guys) – you watch them play and think they could really be something, but they’re actually role guys.  Plus McAdoo can’t hit free throws because each attempt almost hits the rafters.  Calm that arc, son!

Rajon Rondo Panic flag!  Panic flag!  The emo knockoff of Black Flag…  Or Anti-Flag…  So many flags!  Sat out last Wednesday with a sore Achilles, was pretty bad Friday and was only 6/3/1/1/0 in 26 minutes last night.  Great buy low, if you can handle 0-2 or 0-3 FT every other game.

Mike Conley Returned yesterday in that game against Rondo, and was solid for 22/1/4 on 7-16 FG.  Sure you’d hope for a little more, but at least he’s out there!

James Harden Drops that 40 burger!  45/1/7/4/1 and the category killing 14-15 FT is unreal.  Stealing a pass and making a 35-foot trey as the buzzer goes off to end the 3rd should’ve been worth 20-25 points in points leagues.

Ian Mahinmi Remember when Roy Hibbert was mad inconsistent?  Well, ol’ Hibby had some tribby (for trouble?  no?) going 12/4/0/0/0 in 19 foul-plagued minutes with Mahinmi sneaking in 9/14/1 in 29 minutes.  9+ boards in three straight if you’re a desparate-for-boards deep league owner.

Timofey Mozgov Got a full helping of caviar yesterday, going 15/15 with a pair of swats in 33 minutes.  Most he’s played as a Cav and only second time over 37 minutes in 6 games.  A little untrust factor here, if I may be so bold as to make up phrases…

Terrence Ross Shoved into a bench role to start Greivis Vasquez (could there be a worse slap in your face?!?), but made it work for 16/5/1/1/0 and two treys last night in 23 minutes.  Maybe being a little bit more of a focal point with the second unit will kick charge something.

DeMar DeRozan Hmmmmm.  Weird.  0/3/4/0/0, and no that’s not a typo, zero points from DD last night.  Missed all 9 FG and missed a FT.  Probably just loosening some friction after being re-inserted, there’s no reason anyone should panic and pull out.

Jeremy Lin Dimebag!  10/3/10/3/0, but with no Kobe Bryant (old) or Ronnie Price (old), it drove up Lin’s ball-touching.

Tarik Black – Ugh, the deep league darling of mine sprained his ankle last night.  Bollocks!  More run for Jordan Hill, who could use a little course on better ball-touching from Lin.  10 TO the past 2 games.

LaMarcus Aldridge And our final blurb from the long weekend is a somber one, as Aldridge seems to have injured his thumb pretty bad even though X-rays were clean.  Stay tuned to news here, but for the short-term deeper owners, Meyers Leonard is a decent little spec pickup.

 

Streamers/Cheap Daily League Picks:

J.J. Hickson (17% owned) – Who remembers JB’s rules for streaming this year?!  #1 – see who the Sixers are against.  #2 – play available big men against the Spurs.  Only two games tonight thinning out the streaming herd, but Hickson is an easy pick due to his availability and matchup.  Sure he’s off a dud, but it was an epic blowout loss.  Benched to save him for this game!

Jameer Nelson (32% owned) – Ewwwwww.  Well, numbers don’t lie and as mentioned above – 14+ points, 2+ treys and 4+ dimes in all three Nugs outings this year.

 

I hope everyone had a solid weekend, sorry I missed you yesterday, but I’m back at it and will catch ya again tomorrow!

  1. Sabo says:
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    Let’s play game: Guess how many shots Batum missed?

    Lol. Dude said his wrist still hurtin tho. Been awhile JB! Welcome back

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sabo: Haha well it’s not too many because he’s not shooting many! Yeah I saw that this morning, seems like a cop out. Play through the pain! Good to see ya man!

  2. Loler says:
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    Welcome back JB and thanks for the shoutout in the last Pod!

    Should I look to trade Boogie for AD now that AD is hurt or should I just hold? I want to package Boogie for someone but I might end up hurting my team instead. Somewhere along the lines of Boogie + G-Dragon for his AD + scrub.

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      @Loler: Least I could do man, that was money! Sure, yeah I love both of those options. Boogie is great and all, but no AD

  3. roger says:
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    Wondering what your thought of everyone favourite potential fantasy gold guy the turkey ilyasova?

    Only two droppable players are olynyk and nurkic, do you recommon ilyasova over either, think he will be picked up if he plays another good game pretty quickly.

    Also thoughts on terrence jones ROS outlook?

    thanks!

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      @roger: Really hate the Bucks rotations. I’d keep your guys pretty far and away over Ersan. Jones doesn’t look good, it’s bleak with Motiejunas playing well, Josh Smith signed, just a crowded PF position

  4. jcg says:
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    No popycock Knicks for a day haha. Good for them.
    12team 9 cat h2h

    Loaded on bugs, you on board dropping Nurkic for
    Frye, Lin,Barnes, or Galloway?

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      @jcg: Haha, figured I’d lay off one day. Man, I like Nurk so much over those guys, but if desperate for other stats Matt Barnes is playing well. Adds some treys and more well-rounded than Nurk

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      bugs = bigs

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @jcg: Haha I figured 🙂 But then again you could’ve been loaded up on hornets players!

  5. patrick says:
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    rotoworld is saying to sell high on ty lawson. is this a good time to wait for a bad game and float some offers? or will Lawson sit a lot more in the second half?

    thinking of offering Oladipo and Greg monroe for Nurkic and Lawson

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      @patrick: also implicit in that question is whether nurkic will bounce back

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @patrick: Well with Nurk I think he’ll start coming around, and still killing it per-36. I don’t see why the Nugs would sit Lawson too too much, I def like your offer and would hope he takes it

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          @JB Gilpin: roto says denver is fading from playoff contention, so they may scale back lawson’s minutes

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @patrick: All due respect to our friends at Rotoworld, it was a little conjecture there. In my eyes they saw he had an issue with that ankle in preseason, but didn’t limit him at all on it. I think he’ll play if healthy just the same as now

  6. fields says:
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    Would you trade Wade for Greg Monroe?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @fields: You know what, i probably would for the safety

  7. playoffmoves says:
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    Thanks for all of your help! i’m pretty confident in making the playoffs at this point (long way to go i know) but i’m a big sell off my cheap keepers to teams with little to no chance for their proven expensive studs. heres the deal, keeper league and can only keep 3 guys. $15 is the minimum a player can be kept. looking ahead theres a guy with what i think are players that can help me this year in the playoffs. he has 2 great keepers but no real third. I want to make sure this deal is ‘fair’ in a keeper league sense.

    I want to deal a guy a
    $18 Paul George, $15 covington, then my used trash in mo williams/deron williams/isiaah thomas or a $15 nicolas batum

    for (all expensive or boom/bust waiver wire guys)

    nikola vucevic, mike conley, greg monroe, and rudy gobert.

    this would leave me with only rubio and conley as my pg’s, so (if i do it) should i keep back either deron williams (great playoff schedule, terrible injury risk) or isiiah thomas as pg insurance and send over batum instead? batum’s been a keepr of mine for 3 years but i’m so over him, the hell i trust him in the playoffs. i know it’s 1.5 months away but still.

    or do i just drop gobert off of the trade back to me? his blocks could be the difference if i get matched up against the team with serge ibaka in the playoffs.

    sorry for the long post but thank you. I know some people frown on these trades but it’s the nature of a keeper league in my opinion. paul george is a great player and hope he comes back full strength. the guys keepers would become westbrook/wall/george even tho he cant compete this year.

    posted this last night on your other threat, but had one more thought…

    adding dirk nowitzki to the deal for oladipo.. nowitzki’s percenetages are great but his sched for my playoffs are 2-4-3-3 and that’s assuming he plays all games.

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      @playoffmoves: I like the deal man. I think I like holding IT3 back as insurance. Williams is so risky and Batum is saying he’s hurt too. Conley off a minor ankle sprain and Rubio off such a serious one scares me a ton for your PG depth, so IT3 will help a tad.

      Wow, so your playoffs start a week earlier! ORL has a weak playoff schedule too, I would rather have Dirk but it’s close thinking of only who produces more through the playoffs

  8. Slim

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    Langston Galloway is somewhat interesting but I don’t think I can trust him in a 12er. As far as the Knicks are concerned he seems to be in the same boat as Lou Amundson. Sign him to a 10-day contract (or 2) and play him a ton to see what he is. I’m not saying he won’t get resigned to another (or the year) but he could get DNPs at any moment if the Knicks decide to go a different route. I think what helps his situation the most is that Calderon is barely an NBA caliber player anymore and Larkin’s player option wasn’t picked up for next year. Neither will be back.

    From a fantasy perspective Galloway is an undersized SG with poor PG abilities. In college he was only a 2 assists per game guy. In the D-League he was only at 2.5 a/g in 37 min/g. But his TOs were low and he shot a bunch of 3s. He was a great steals guy in the D-League but in college he was not at only 1.2 per game for his career (1.0 as a senior).

    What do I think his future is? A ThrAGNoF SG with a good FT%, low TOs, and the potential for maybe 1.0 steals per game with 30+ min. On a team like the Knicks who are just playing for a better draft position he may stick… or he may go back to the D-League. He was pretty atrocious in 28 min vs Mil on the 15th. 5/1/4/1 with 1 3PTM, 4 TOs, and 2/9 FGs.

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      @Slim: Whoa, the Galloway hate! Yeah, it’s only where he is when he’s there. Trust him in a 12er? Nah, but worth a spec add? I think so in some. I haven’t done it yet though. The MIL game was a bad one, but it was a blowout in London. Kinda weird. I think I like him a tad more….

  9. yan yala says:
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    Hola muchacho, como estas??

    Thinking about offering my jimmy butler for klay (probably gonna have to give another player) and in another trade, dragic for #occupy… 10 team, 8 cat (believe im punting fg%) here is my team

    Pg- wall, conley, kemba, dragic
    Sg- jimmy butler, batum
    Sf- gay, kawhi
    Pf- , favors, lamarcus
    C- al jefferson, hassan l, (streamer)
    IR- rubio

    what is your opinion?

    Ps. I am very comfortable in the standings, im looking forward to the playoffs

    • yan yala says:
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      @yan yala:

      Andddd, all I have to do is win 5 cats. If there is a 4-4 tie, the tiebreaker is points

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @yan yala: Hola amigo, bien bien y tu?

        I like buying Green low a ton. I like that one a lot. Butler for Klay… I think if you’re comfortable where you are I’d keep Butler, but 3s would seem to help you. Would def have to get it straight up, I wouldn’t give Butler + something for Klay.

  10. your mom says:
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    In a 20team h2h keeper league(keep 4), I was offered a 2nd round pick, bledsoe and mason plumlee for my first round pick, Howard and jack. Should I take it? Here’s my team: knight, beal, jack, brewer, zbo, j.hill, Howard, nelson, e.Davis, Marc morris, teletovic. Thanks!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @your mom: I’m def not a Howard fan and like getting E Bled and PLumlee side a ton. Is it worth the pick though… 20 team 1st vs. 2nd round pick is huge, that’s like 90th overall after the keepers vs. 110. Looks like Knight and Beal are your only clear keepers (well, Howard too) so you get a big upgrade getting Bledsoe… I think it’s great for your future and probably helps a tad now too I like it!

  11. Guile says:
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    JB-

    Sooooo the owner in my league just decided to drop Kobe Bryant. Even with the possibility of Kobe being shut down for the season, would you drop Whiteside to pick him up?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Guile: Yeah, I think you have to

      • Guile says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I’m going to miss being on the Brightside :/

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Guile: Haha well Whiteside sprained his ankle pretty bad tonight so it might be a few missed games anyway

  12. JeF With 1 F says:
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    YO!!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: what what what it do?!

  13. Lasandro says:
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    Great having you back! What’s your take on goberts ROS numbers? Would his value be comparable to that of drummonds if he continues getting 25+min? I’ve just picked up gobert and thinkin that now I could move Drummond away for a better scoring multi cat option like a Marc Gasol or Rudy gay. Thoughts?

    I’m gonna go ahead and trade my Ty for Kyle, hope it works out. Def need that uptick in pts and 3s. Rubio coming back should help fill the assists void left by Ty

    Speaking of filling voids, your recaps for DD and Lin were gross… Tip of the cap to you 😉

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      @Lasandro: Well hopefully only missing one day didn’t seem too long! Good to see ya man!

      Ummmm, Drummo should kill in boards… But Gobert I like in steals and blocks more. Wow, yeah he’ll be beastly. Sure, yeah if Gasol or Gay owner is ready to deal and you have big man stats locked up I like it.

      Haha nice, thanks man!

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    Gobert is an animal, I think he has the highest blocking upside of anyone not named anthony davis.

    Any reason why Drummond has stopped blocking shots lately? How would you rank these guys for blocks ROS: Gobert, Drummond, Favors, Whiteside, Nurkik, Dieng, Henson, Len. Should we expect blocks from Terrence Jones when he returns at the end of the month?

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      @dom: Drummo having that illness I think might’ve thrown him off a tad, but is getting back to it now. Favors vs. Drummo is tough, a lot depends on team needs, I’d lean Drummond though if you can handle the FT% drain. Those two ahead of the rest then Dieng, Gobert, Nurk, Whiteside, Len, Henson for me. I dunno what kinda role T Jones will have if anything substantial at all, I wouldn’t rely on it

  15. Ryan says:
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    I suppose I can lay off of the Knickerbockers for this one week considering they and the Celtics both won only one game this week, and both of their wins came against the Pelicans who have simply looked terrible without Davis and Holiday. Even still, good for them..

    And geez, it seems like every talented up-and-coming player off the wire is a big. Are there any widely available guards to keep an eye on? I have tons of frontcourt depth (literally tons when you add up all the weight) and I’d like to stream some assists/steals in my 14er this week.

    Are there any under the radar guys that you like better than say Patty Mills or Shabazz Napier? If not, and if D-Wade is still hurt I’ll probly just stream Napier tonight.

    Hope you enjoyed your break JB, and as always thanks for the write-ups and advice.

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      @Ryan: Haha, I hear ya. Yeah this big man emergence has been crazy! Never seen anything quite like it. Galloway? He’s interesting to me. I think Stuckey has been given up in a lot of leagues and can hit a few dimes and steals. Napier is good one tonight, I like Jameer tonight as well as I mentioned above, thriving there in DEN as opposed to logic as it is… Haha, thanks for reading man!

  16. booya says:
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    JR Smith or Dion Waiters?

    Thanks

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @booya: Ohhhhh, good one. Gimme Waiters, I think he can do a tad more without the lows

  17. Abulldogs says:
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    Confused about Pacer’s guard situation

    Sloan with over 20min over last 5 games.

    i have stuckey and am wondering if I should change to Sloan or maybe pick up Solomon Hill for ROS. Stuckey is not bad because I need more dimes but worried about his point trending down.

    Thanks!

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      @Abulldogs:

      Also thinking of Aaron Brooks ROS.

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Abulldogs: Yeah Vogel is doing it weird there. I like Sloan, but don’t know if I like him over Stuckey. Brooks is interesting, but when Dunleavy is back Hinrich takes a ton of bench G minutes with Butler moved back to the 2. I’d stick with Stuckey of the bunch even though Sloan is off a nice game

  18. Joe says:
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    Keep Nurkic or go for one of the following? (I suppose the same could be asked of MCW but I’ll just keep trying to trade him after big games).

    FA: Redick, Barnes, D.West, G.Hill, Mason Plumlee, Middleton, Stephenson, J.Jack, Meeks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe: Jarrett Jack if needing PG stats I would consider swapping in for Nurk. But other than that I would hold onto him

  19. Hamtime says:
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    1. Still haven’t accepted the vucevic offer for my batum in a 16m/11cat. I’ve been very stubborn bec of Orlando’s poor playoff sched. However, am I expecting too much to think batum can still turn it around?

    2. If I acquire vuc, would trading him for favors (strong playoff sched) be a good move? Who other multi cat player can I target for vuc

    3. Thoughts on Meyers Leonard. Is he a better ros hold than the likes of pek, Adams, Aldrich, Langston

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Hamtime: 1. It’s not expecting too much, the fact he said his wrist is bothering him is no good. Means he’s frustrated. I would take it if it’s still on the table. 2. Sure, yeah I like that! Ummm, maybe buy Draymond Green low? Jimmy Butler in a combo deal? 3. Looks better this year. ROS is tough though. Rolo should be back in 3ish weeks and Aldridge might not be hurt too long. ROS over Aldrich and Langston maybe, as Knicks could start DNPing those guys

  20. Zar says:
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    Hey JB, hows it going!

    Oh man, owning any of the warriors starters is horrible. All these blow outs prevent them from seeing the floor! I keep on trying to pick up players but don’t see anyone who I want to drop. Do you see Jeremy Lin or maybe Speights as being worth dropping?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Zar: It’s good man! Speights I’m totally good losing, the C mix is keeping all 3 of em from doing enough night to night. Lin, I don’t like him much either, but he’s worth a hold right now off a decent enough game

  21. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Pts league, need a G for next week, and the following are the top options with 4 games: Galloway, Nelson and Vasquez. Who’s the add? Scoring and %s not as important as peripheral stats. And would you drop G. Henderson (been a decent fill-in, but only 2G next week) or KJ (been on my bench waiting for some consistency)?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Steve Stevenson: Whewwww, tough one. Right now I would say Vasquez, Nelson, Galloway as my ranks given scoring/%s not as important. Think Vasquez can do more everywhere else. Might change to Galloway if he stays with the starters. And yeah, I’d drop Hendo for one of those guards too, holding KJ if I can

  22. Bobby says:
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    Being offered Dragic and Batum for CP3 (9-cat roto)…in a vacuum, do you pull the trigger on this trade?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bobby: Nahhh not with Batum complaining about his wrist, I’d hold CP3.

  23. Jason says:
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    Recently got an offer to trade my reggie jackson for carmelo lol. Do you think rj will get traded or should i just pull the trigger and play melo till he’s gone.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jason: Haha interesting. Yeah I’d take Melo in a shallow league, Jackson in even 12ers is about droppable

  24. Fish says:
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    I’m punting assists in 8 cat. What type of player do you think I should aim for by packaging Kieff and Dipo? (I own Horford and M. Gasol)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Fish: Hmmmm. I’d go high for sure. Like up to the Blake Griffin types of the world, top 20ish with Dipo this hot and Kieff a solid guy all year

  25. Drez says:
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    Sup mayne, got a quick one: My Beverley/P.Mills for Rjax in a 16 team dynasty? Sounds like Morey is still looking to land a PG, so I’m not sure about Beverley’s long term outlook, and Rjax should be in a better situation next season (or possibly by the deadline). Plus I have too many PG’s, so I’m trying to consolidate by trading up. Too much/risky?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Drez: Nope, that’s a great offer in a dynasty! I like PBev, but the upside for RJax the next 5 years if he goes to LAL or NYK or something is huge

  26. Wutang says:
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    I know, you were only gone for one day, but i felt like a lost a part of my day when I had a coffee in one hand and nothing new to read 🙁

    I got a counter for Anthony Davis today… Oh my!

    His: AD, Lowry, Louuuuuuu
    For my: Harden, Knight, Dieng

    I dunno how I feel. I love AD, but harden is the sole reason I’m winning FT% every week, and possivly 3’s n points. My big men are weak too, been focusing on a stl/ast/pts/3s approach all year. Lot of PG depth tho.

    PG: Wall, knight, MCW, God damn Calderon (who I would love to drop but can’t find anyone worthy)
    SG: Harden, E-Gord (love to throw him in)
    SF: Ariza, Leonard
    PF: Millsap
    C: Dieng, Bogut, Pachulia, Mozgov

    What are you thinking? Got a good offer to throw back at hIm? I’m a little nervy about this one, but dieng could lose his job to pek(Very unlikely, buttttttt) and lowrys kinda a sell high. Lou to me is a throw in.

    I’ll reply with his team in a second, afraid ill lose this text if I switch apps – smartphones are dumb sometimes!

    • Wutang says:
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      @Wutang: okay – His team:

      PG: Lowry, G-Hill, Rubio
      SG: Louuuu
      SF: #occupy, Gay, Evans, Harris
      PF: Griffin, AD, Montajunis,
      C: Jamba Jus, Whiteside (does he read razzball? Bet me to both these guys by hours!)

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Wutang: Awwww, well I’m sorry man and I certainly intend on not letting that coffee go to waste the rest of the season!

        First off – yes smartphones are so dumb! It’s all a ploy…

        Man, yeah I see how Harden is carrying FT, but damn that’s so much to get back. AD in a vacuum I’m taking over Harden, Lowry is def over Knight and I think keeps it up even with DeRozan back, then yeah you lose Dieng but so be it. Also Lou is at 4.1-4.8 FT a game too which helps fill your FT need void. And Brow is good at the stripe as well! I think you gotta take it

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          @JB Gilpin: stressed out over this one!

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Wutang: You can do it man!

  27. Shaft says:
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    Just got offered my Jarret Jack for Giannis. Should i take it and run? It’s a 10-team 8-cat league.

    Rest of my team is:

    G: Lillard, Holiday, Knight, Rubio, Jack
    F: Durant, Favors, Draymond Green, Covington
    C: Boogie, T Chandler, Gobert

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shaft: Yeah I’d take Giannis, Jack could still be traded and be a backup and unownable

  28. Zebo says:
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    Who would you have as a long term keeper (as in next 10 years) , Nerlens, Giannis or Kawhi?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zebo: Def Kawhi

      • Zebo says:
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        @JB Gilpin: who is 2nd?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Zebo: That one is certainly much closer. Probably Giannis

  29. yan yala says:
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    What about giving nick young for manu ginobili in a 10 teamer?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @yan yala: Meh, not huge on either, probably would have Ginobili and hope for the big AST games

  30. WalleyWorld says:
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    Thanks for the read, always interesting. I’m looking for some advice on my dynasty league team. Haven’t been able to get a good answer anywhere yet, so hope you can help! I’m looking to acquire Jabari Parker from someone who just put him on the block. He also has Elfrid payton who I am interested in. He wants kemba walker and/or Derrick favors in return. Is Parker worth giving up either of those pieces for? My team isn’t going anywhere this year, so this move is in hope of a big next year and beyond. Here is a look at my roster, really looking forward to your thoughts, thanks!

    Kemba Walker
    Brandon knight
    Victor Oladipo
    Shabazz Napier
    Tony wroten
    Dante Exum
    Shane Larkin
    Giannis Antetokounumpo
    Kris Middleton
    Draymond green
    Bruno Cobaclo
    Ersan Ilyasova
    Anthony Davis
    Derrick favors
    Nerlens noel
    Bismack Biyambo
    Noah vonleh
    Julius randle

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @WalleyWorld: Thanks for reading man!

      I’m a big Favors fan, so he would be a guy I’d try to hold. The issue with Parker is he’s going to cost you half of next year too. Plus you have like, all the Bucks already haha.

      Kemba I’d be much more apt to move. Had some great games, but a lot with Al Jefferson out. Pretty dirty roster you have already, I think you could easily be competitive next year so I would avoid Parker and do the Kemba for Elfrid + something if it can work.

  31. Johnny says:
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    Hey JB.. would you give up IT2 for Korver??

    Thanks as always man

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Johnny: Hey man! Never been the biggest Korver fan but yeah I’d take him over IT2

  32. tom says:
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    12 team H2H 9 cats no TO’s drop mo will for m. Smart looks like he finally had a solid gamed maybe hopefully he can build on.? Thx for answering.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tom: I’m not huge on Smart, but Rubio sounds like he’ll be back in a week-ish. I’m good with that move

  33. Nikko says:
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    Hey Jb. How do you feel about Teague and Oladipo/Elfrid for his Kawhi andRose? My PGs are Teague, Jack, Dipo, Payton, and Beverley. And SFs are just Demarre Carroll. It’s my h2h points 10 man

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Nikko: Yeah def like that one. Rose is risky, btu you get the best guy in the deal by a good bit in Kawhi

  34. yan yala says:
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    Sensei Gilpin, what do you think of my lawson for slim’s boyfriend gordon hayward? H2h league, 9 cat, my team:

    Pg- lawson , kemba, lowry,
    Sg-  wes matthews, nick young
    Sf-  draymond, w chandler
    Pf- The Brow, millsap,
    C- , Dieng, Nurkic, Al jeff
    IR- Rubio

    also been in negotiations of nick young & wilson chandler for danny green, hope that 1 goes through

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @yan yala: Whoa cool, I’m a Sensei! Ummm I dunno man, but as soon as I was about to say it’ll really hurt your AST I see Rubio down there. Sure with that asset, I would do it! Whoa, the Green one would be money and he’s a good buy low, hope it works!

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