Replace “Heat” with “Jay Cutler” and that’s what I have on in the background…

So a rough couple of days for Miami fans as both Chris Bosh and Josh McRoberts suffered seemingly minor injuries over the weekend, with some really bleak news coming out on Monday.  McBob’s knee injury that came out of nowhere in last Wednesday’s shootaround was diagnosed as a torn meniscus and needs to go under the knife.  Yikes.  Probably out for the season, and right when he was turning it on.  Then to Bosh, who has reports swirling his bum calf might cost him a few weeks.  It’s murky waters for the Brontosaurus, but for the long-term, you’re just sitting and praying to the Fantasy God of Injury.  I mean, dude was already so busy over the weekend!  Bosh is still staying involved with practice on a limited basis, but then again we all know what happens when “we talkin’ bout practice.”  In the interim, Shawne Williams probably gets the biggest uptick in minutes.  But he was pretty low-ceiling in big minutes to start the year… He had a couple nice games early on, very blah though.  Justin Hamilton is looking at a big role as well, off 10/3/1/2/0 in 33 minutes last Sunday.  A low-yield big role…  A little bit lost in the shuffle is Da Birdman!  Chris Andersen returned for Sunday, playing 18 minutes for 2/3/1/0/1.  He’s not going to get a ton of run given his age, but should offer a little blocking upside in a slight uptick of minutes.  Really none of these guys move the needle for me much, as it’s just an Abyss out there on the front line, with no aliens to save you by raising the ocean floor on some platform thingy.  I’m still in Lovington with Robert Covington and want it in the booty for Rudy.  They’re way above any of these Heat fill-in schlubs.  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy hoops:

Robin Lopez Broke his hand and is out indefinitely, probably that 4-6 week timetable we tend to get.  I have a lot of fun with Rolo, but this is a brutal one.  Chris Kaman time!  A virtual must-own in all leagues.  It is worth noting Thomas Robinson finished down the stretch, but that could’ve just been a matchup thing.  I don’t think Rolo is the caliber of player to need to stash in 10 or 12ers through the injury.

Jabari Parker Sheesh, the past four days for injuries man…  I would smh, but I might pull a neck muscle.  Hurt his knee last night in a non-contact leg-buckling, had to be carried off, and couldn’t put any weight on it.  We’ll know more when the MRI gets done today, but it’s a pit in my stomach.  Really thought he’d keep improving and be big this year.  I almost dropped him already in a league as it’s looking bleak and it’s not like he was setting the world on fire, but going to see what the MRI tells us.

Ersan Ilyasova Don’t forget about the Six-Foot Turkey!  Broke his beak and will still be out a few more games, but could become the PF starter during Parker’s assumedly lengthy absence.

Khris Middleton The Duchess!  Random anecdote – no one called me out for continually mispelling it “Dutchess”.  “The More you Knowwwww!”  Anyway, K-Middleton hopefully called bank when throwing up this game-winner last night, or else it’s really ugly.  Strike that, it just IS really ugly.  Tough one for Suns fans, but a huge emotional lift for the Bucks after Jabari went down.  May be a short-term starter while Parker and Ilyasova are both on the shelf.

Brandon Knight Really the only Buck you can feel good about every Knight.  Kidd closed out with Knight, Jerryd Bayless, Middleton, Jared Dudley and Zaza Pachulia.  Ummmmm…  I mean given Jabari was hurt, still…. But hey, it worked, and Milk Duds hit a huge three towards the end.  Knight was solid for 20/7/4/1/0 hitting 7-18 FG and 6-6 FT, but a horrific 7 TO including some bad ones early on.  Good to see him bounce back though, and had a great driving runner the basket before the game-winner.

Jerryd Bayless – 11/4/4/2/1 shooting 4-8 FG, 1-1 3PTM and 2-2 FT.  If only someone picked him as a deep league streamer yesterday…

Larry Sanders – 13 minutes of terribleness with 4 fouls.  After last night’s buzzer-beating win, Kidd should pop some champagne in his face to wake him the f up.

Gerald Green Whew-ee!  Labradoodle city!  3-18 FG with 2-15 3PTM.  Been watching too much film of Lance Stephenson lately… 12/8/3/3/1 is still pretty saucy for dem counting stats though… No Goran Dragic out with a tramp stamp tattoo that went tragically awry, but it doesn’t sound like a long-term back issue.

Isaiah Thomas Welcome back IT2!  Or IT3…?  I’m about to just start calling him IT#.  Whatever he’s feeling, he can fill in the blank…  This was his third game back from the kankle, but finally went off for 20 and 4 treys.

Alex Len Man, I’m wearing a “I want my back patted” pair of pants today!  Moved into the starting line-up over Miles Plumlee, and even though he fouled out in 19 minutes, made Larry Sanders get into worse foul trouble.  6/6/0/1/3 against the Bucks, and I’d rather Len over any of those Heat guys.  If only a fantasy expert (not some weird computer thingy) saw this coming!

Michael Kidd-Gilchirst – Man, can you feel the effect of MKG in the starting line-up!  Charlotte started by being down 21-0 to the Heat last night.  The Hornets fought their way back and it certainly wasn’t MKG’s fault, but yikes.  MKG did play some good D on LeBron James, limiting him to being a passer and LeBron racked up a ton of early assists on Cavs hitting jumpers.  0/4/0/0/0 isn’t going to get it done, and MKG just has no involvement in the offensive flow.  I still like the defensive stat upside, but inconsistency will be the name of the game.

Lance Stephenson It’s getting a little preposterous that he hasn’t stopped shooting treys.  0-3 again last night, now 8-51 from deep.  I mean, that’s a bad average for a pitcher to hit!

Kemba Walker The % drain has been rough, but shot 11-20 last night and 11-21 two games ago at Memphis.  Nice high-volume shooting against tough opponents.  He’s always had a rough FG%, but there’s some progression lately and I know a lot of you loyal commenters have been frustrated with him.  Stay strong!

Cody Zeller Got a nasal contusion.  He’s got a pretty big shnazz so it’s probably a pretty big bruise.  Might miss a game, but unlikely.

Kevin Love It’s kinda unreal how I can slam a guy, then he shows up vs. me in REL.  “Bulletin board material, that JB from Razzball!”  7-14 FG 22/18/5/4/0 with four treys.  Season-high rebounds, tied season-high assists, tied season-high steals, and only has 4 or more treys in four games this year.  Don’t worry, there’s some “advice” in there…  It’s not “all” about me…  Just wanted to bring all that up as this is a perfect sell-high game if you’re thinking about the fantasy playoffs.  I love this link, Slim!

Guess the Kobe Stat Line – The Lakers were down 60-27 at half!  To the Pacers!!  And no surprise given that horrific first half, Kobe was awful shooting 8-26 FG for 21/4/3.  Only two guesses yesterday (well 3 including mine, which was way off), so even though Johnny was closer with the points, the winner is JeF With 1 F!  31/3/3 was pretty close with the tie-breaking 27 shots right on.  Another win for JeF on an awful Kobe game…  How many Fs for the Lakers this time?!

Ed Davis 0/4/0/2/1.  Seriously, a demotion back to the bench is a good thing.

Jeremy Lin Man, it just doesn’t get any worse.  2/0/1/0/0 shooting 0-6, somehow in 17 minutes.  I feel like something should’ve accidentally happened in that much time.

Jordan Hill – He’s been fading a little bit with only 6/4/0/2/1 last night, but still has at least a block in six straight and is a good FT shooter at that vastly improved 80% rate.  Don’t let that sexy combo get lost on ya during some of these ups and downs.

Rodney Stuckey – Still have my back-pat pants!  20/10/7, only 1 TO, and back-to-back dubdubs.  Of course the rebounds are flukey and this was against a Lakers team that didn’t show up at all, but I had to fight for Stuckey pretty hard through his early-season injury woes.  Hopefully I helped get him on your squads!

Donald Sloan Welcome back to relevance!  17/6/2/1/0, but got a ton of junk time run against a horrifc team.  Plus George Hill is amping it up and looking to return in another week or two, which will put Sloan back into DNP-hell.  Fantasy-relevance for one game!

Kelly Olynyk Kinda a weird night in the NBA, as Olynyk of Nazareth dropped 30 against the Sixers.  Junk time minutes!  30/9/1/3/2 hitting three treys on 12-17 shooting, and there couldn’t be a bigger sell-high game.  That said, Tyler Zeller certainly can’t do anything close to that, and played 16 minutes to Olynyk’s 31.  It’s just going to be mad inconsistent, Olynyk is easily the guy to own, but if you could get any top-75 type talent, I would just for consistency’s sake.

Nerlens Noel A lot of drop Noel questions yesterday, and hopefully I kept you steering straight with Captain N!  19/8/4/3/2 in the exact type of rainbow-line I imagined in preseason, shooting 9-12 FG.  TO are still a problem (3 last night), and this was against a bad defensive C team, but a step in the right direction.

Robert Covington 13/6/2/2/1 in a near-rainbow as well, hitting two more treys.  44% owned is 56% not enough!

K.J. McDaniels A lot of the above Sixer vs. this Sixer.  6/3/0/1/3 shooting only 2-10 in 20 minutes, and with Tony Wroten back, I just trust Covington’s role and minutes more.

Taj Gibson Take your time, Joakim Noah!  15/17/1/0/2.  Like Stuckey, another boring vet I had to fight a little for.  Reap dem rewards!

Al Horford Welllll, now to some bad calls.  21/10/6/2/0 shooting 10-19 FG.  I was leading the sell-high train and he’s had three straight gooduns.  We’ll see what happens…

Lou Williams Back to happy JB!  18/3/2/1/0, only hit one trey, but a solid 5-7 FT showing again.  That high-volume FT mixed with the treys can’t be ignored.

Jonas Valanciunas Anddddd, the Luminescence fades back out…  Four straight 12+ rebound games back down to 6/8/0/0/1 last night.  Actually his first block in the past four games.  Should be playing on JV instead of on the varsity Raptors team…

Evan Fournier Asked Tyler Hansbrough if he could pierce his lip.  Ouchie.  Dude, give The Virgin some props!  Came back into the game and went 11/3/2/1/0 in 30 embattled minutes.

Nicolas Batum “There’s rock bottom, 50-feet of crap, then me!”  7/0/6/1/0.  In the REL, there’s a team called Breaking Batum.  I think you can voice all of your Batum complaints to that team…  Their admission is in the title!

Damian Lillard The Omen struck down the Spurs vets so he could pull down a career-high 10 boards.

Kawhi Leonard Ruh roh.  Got hit on that bruised hand late last night, was in obvious discomfort, but stayed in and hit a floater with it.  Ended up leaving to the locker room when San Antonio was down 13 points with 44 seconds left.  I was watching the game and at the time of this writing I hadn’t seen any official updates or reports on it.  Cross me fingies.

Cory Joseph Yet again no Tony Parker, and Cojo looks really good out there.  12/5/1/1/0 is pretty boring with 3 TO, but just at the eye level – he’s going to be a Spurs Cojo-dojo!

Kyle Anderson Like Cojo, gotta like Slo-Mo!  Best game of his young career shooting 6-7 from the field for 15/5/1/0/1.  If he stays in San Antonio, he’s gonna be really, really good.  Shooting ya the memo, dynasty-ers!

Jodie Meeks Ya know, it’s annoying as hell, I was all ready to write a “told ya so!” about not rushing to grab Meeks.  And through three quarters it was holding up.  Turns out he goes 20/1/4/2/0 on 5-10 FG (3-5 3PTM, 7-7 FT).  A ton of his 30 minutes came in junk time, but then again, almost every Pistons game has some junk time…  I’m still not 100% buying in, but climbing the ladder a little bit.

Greg Monroe Well, at least he plays in those junk time minutes, but the worst 15/8 game ever.  No other stats and 5 TO.  A little splatter on your pants right there.

J.J. Redick A ThrAGNOF game without even hitting a three!  7-9 FG for 14/0/0/1/0.  If you need a barometer for my Meeks buying-ness, I’d take him over Redick!

 

Streamers/Cheap DraftKings Picks:

Shabazz Muhammad (10% owned) – He can only score the ball and maybe give you a couple boards, but this should be a blowout at Washington.  Love-a me the junk-a time!  18+ Pts in 4 of the last 6, but doesn’t hit threes making him really tough to hold onto long-term.  That said, I like him tonight for another 20/5 type game.

Jason Thompson (8% owned) – A pretty boring 8/7/0/0/0 last time out, but was in foul trouble and only played 19 minutes.  It’s a tough matchup against the Thunder, but he’s got another start in store with DeMarcus Cousins still out.  Run DMC could be back by Thursday, but for now, it’s one more of the JT show.

 

I hope everyone is avoiding most of these injuries the past four days, and may your teams stay healthy for tonight’s slate!  See you tomorrow!

  1. Daniel Bryan says:
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    Would you recommend dropping Rolo or Brandon Jennings? I’m in a very competitive 14-team league and barely holding down the 6th spot.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Daniel Bryan: depends on who you are replacing with. Yes, I’d consider it. Rolo is droppable IMO

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Daniel Bryan: I’d hold Jennings but if you can replace RoLo with something decent then yeah I would do that.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Daniel Bryan: Agree, Rolo isn’t worth holding out for a month

  2. hamtime says:
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    1. monta, collison, jordan hill or melo, kemba, olynyk? 16m/11cat

    2. sadly dropped robin lopez for kaman. terrible. couldnt afford to stash w rubio hurt and AD on the mend.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @hamtime: I want #1
      I’m biased, never owned Melo, I think he sucks! Lol

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @hamtime: Damn that’s a tough one. I guess it comes down to do you think Melo will stay healthy? I have to think about this. It’s too close.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hamtime: Got 1 on last post. 2. Good move!

  3. Michael says:
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    Anthony Davis/David Lee/Omer Asik or Westbrook/Kobe/Meeks

    Which side wins?

    • PORKFOOT says:
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      @Michael: Everyone swings from AD’s man bags but given all the injury concers this year I would be inclined to take any trade where I can get to great players and only have to give up one. Personally I am a big Meeks fan and see him handling the rock a lot like he did last year in LA. People tend to write off any players number when they play in a D’antoni system but he may be looking at a situation much the same as last year. David Lee could get aggrivate his injury and AD has a pretty well documented injury history. I am not a fantasy columnist and I am also as big an AD fan as there gets but that is one of the few trades I have seen involving AD I would actually do. That is of course you weighed the dynamic change of your team and how it will compete going forward. If you miss AD’ blocks just go pick up Gobert or Mcdaniels.

      • PORKFOOT says:
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        @PORKFOOT: please ignore my grammer, the Chinese have been experimenting on me

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @PORKFOOT: Telling someone to just pick up one of the two guys you listed to “replace AD’s blocks” tells me all I need to know about your fantasy acumen

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Michael: I want Davis still. You’ll regret that trade. Kobe sucks. So you’re giving up the best player in fantasy for Westbrook. I’m not touching it unless it’s Westbrook & another top 20 guy. But whatever…

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Michael: Phew, a bunch of bigs for a bunch of guards. I need more info on your team. I love the idea of selling DLee though.

      • Michael says:
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        @JB Gilpin: @Slim:

        a little confusion i think. I’m actually on the Westbrook side and I was offered this trade. Probelm is my team has few point guards and will have very low assists if i do this.

        Team:

        PG Westbrook, Dragic
        SG Kobe, Derozan, Meeks
        SF Kawhi, Covington, KJ
        PF Moetuinas, Faried, Taj
        C Ibaka, Millsap, Olynyk

        9 cat h2h. I’m crazy good in Steals. Rebounds and FG% are my downfall though and this trade would fix those i think but a big cost too.

        I think i could swing Kobe/Westbrook for just AD. What do you think about that?

        Also Larry Sanders, Jeremy Lin, Morrow, Shawne WIlliams on the wire for a pickup post trade.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Michael: If your getting AD then id DO IT

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Michael: Lee isn’t a big swing in the trade to me, agree with Slim it’s good to sell, but I don’t think that’s enough value giving up KD. Westbrook has had injury issues of his own equal to if not greater than AD lately. And is older. Kobe with equal risk. I’m holding Brow

  4. Dante Green says:
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    Just when batum was slightly turning things around, his sh*it of a game happens once again. Hah! R-I-D-I-C-U-L-O-U-S

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Dante Green:
      I feel you… I own Frenchy in 2 leagues. Something has to be hurting him. He just doesn’t look the same since his injury.

      • Dante Green says:
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        Yea dude I think it’s time to trade him and move on, SMH

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Haha it has been le poopoo for sure!

  5. JeF With 1 F says:
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    That was an ugly win but ill take it….As far as the Lakers go, they can suck all they want as long as Kobe meets my predictions we are good. (even if my prediction wasn’t that close)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: It wasn’t that bad! Just off in Pts haha. He “was cold as ice!!!!”

  6. Martin says:
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    JB,
    If it is really long-term for Jabari, should I go for John Henson as a specualtive add? Who shoud I drop KCP or Rasual?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Martin: Either of them are droppable. But idk about adding Henson?
      Surely there’s better options? Kaman would be a better add imo

      • Martin says:
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        @Bye Felicia: It is quite cometitive league and not many options on waiver wire. If it is torn ACL (hopefully not)=seson end for Jabari and probably more minutes for Henson. Additionally Sanders is a mess.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Martin: without seeing other options or your team makes it difficult. Out of the 2 I rather have KCP. I thought Henson was out with an injury? Plus he wasn’t getting mins even when he was healthy was he?

      • Martin says:
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        @Bye Felicia: Iliasova is out one more week and Henson is targeting road trip.
        My team: Lawson,MCW,Reggie Jackson, Stuckey, Batum, Ariza, KCP, Rasual, KJ McDaniels, Convington, Draymond, Terrence Jones, MArkieff, Anthony Davis, Nene, O’Quinn

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Martin: XRays negative on Parker. He’s a hold and Henson probably wouldn’t get those minutes without more injuries.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Martin: Agree, with Parker having nothing conclusive yet, can’t drop in a deeper league. Ilyasova would be the big winner, and Pachulia playing well makes it tough to be optimistic on Henson, even if Parker is out a long time. I think I’m holding your squad, although Rasual can be dropped for a hot add if one comes up

  7. Martin says:
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    It is 16team league.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Martin: kaman isn’t available?

      • Martin says:
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        @Bye Felicia: No. We have 16 teams with 16 players, so 256. It is hard to find someone reliable.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Martin: Yeah I figured looking at your team it was uber-deep.

  8. Shaft says:
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    I have a confession. I think it’s my fault that Rolo got hurt. Early in the first half of last night’s game I thought to myself, “Wow, Rolo is so terrible I almost hope he gets hurts so I don’t feel bad dropping him.” Yikes. Of course, I started him this week which keeps my streak of at least one starter missing almost all of their games after I locked in my line up alive. I feel like I must make some sort of traditional sacrificial offering to the fantasy gods. Since it’s impractical to slaughter a goat on a golden alter, I hope they accept my offering of 13 Chalupa supremes, 7 Gordita Crunches, 2 Doritos locos tacos and a large Baja Blast that I’m currently consuming to eat my feelings. I am sorry everyone.

    Anyway…I dropped KJ for Covington about 20 mins before the rolo news. After he clears waivers pick him back up for Rolo? Or do I grab Kaman, Olynyk, Brewer, Faried, Mozgov, Lavine, Gobert, STAT, or Swaggy (my team has lost the Swaggy category every week)?

    It’s a 10-teamer, standard 8-cat + Swaggy weekly league. Currently holding Conley, Holiday, Rubio, Knight, Durant, #ODG, Covington, T Jones (I can’t quit him), Boogie, M Gasol, Sullinger and Robin Byron Lopez (RIP). Thanks!

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Shaft: 10 teamers can lose T Jones. Id grab Brewer right now. Gobert if he’s starting for Favors. Kaman for Rolo

      • Shaft says:
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        @Bye Felicia: My reason for holding jones is that I’m never going to start Brewer or Gobert over anyone already on my team, so I may as well keep holding Jones, especially with Boogie back next week. Probably should have lost him for Beverley (too late on that one) but the rest of the guys on the wire aren’t worth it IMO. And now that Rolo is droppable I have weirdly more roster flexibility.

    • Slim

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      @Shaft: In a weekly league with a decent sized bench I would hold Jones too. It doesn’t really hurt that much. RoLo can go though and I think I would go Amar’e. I feel terrible for it but he’s playing too well to ignore. My 2nd choice would be Olynyk if you can’t convince yourself to add Amar’e.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Shaft: Hah, yeah @Slim: and I feel your pain, in the Yahoo Friends and Family League we lose 1-2 players early in the week every week now. Still a pretty good bit of value to sacrifice!

        Agree with Slim, weekly league it’s fine to stash him. I was gonna say STAT too. Value is value, and with a pretty plentiful wire, when he gets hurt you can get a good replacement

  9. Sean John says:
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    Would you drop Covington for Kaman, Hibbert, Rubio or Patterson? Thanks! (can you rank these?)

    • Sean John says:
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      haha throw George in that list as well. 🙂

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Sean John: depends, but I want to hold rubio. That would be my add. And I’d do it QUICK
      Rubio
      Hibbert
      Covington
      Patterson
      Is how id rank ROS

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Sean John: Hibbert and Rubio are on the wire???

      • Sean John says:
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        @JeF With 1 F:

        Yes, Hibbert was just dropped. He has been pretty underwhelming this year. Rubio was dropped after his injury. Guessing I should snatch him up while I can.

    • Slim

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      @Sean John: Hmm…

      Rubio
      Hibbert
      Covington

      A very large gap… then

      Kaman
      Patterson

      I could make a case for Covington over Hibbert based off needs but a healthy Rubio should easily be the top guy.

      • Sean John says:
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        @Slim:

        thanks for all the replies guys!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Sean John: Just to chime in as well, I would put Hibbert over Rubio if I needed a big man. Other than that, right with Slim/Bye’s ranks

  10. Woo says:
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    My Covinton for Thad. Young+Mason Plum?

    Pull the trigger?

    Thanks!

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Woo: Sure

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Woo: I can’t believe how far Thad has fallen, but yes it’s a very good move.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Woo: Wow, that’s a huge haul… Def doing it too

  11. Bye Felicia says:
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    MCW, Tobias, Matthews for Harden
    Or replace Matthews with Horford (would that be too much)
    Thoughts?
    I have Lowry Jru MCW for PG
    Horford, Occupy Brow Millsap Gorgi Bogut
    Brewer,matthews Covington

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Bye Felicia: Too much for me

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Bye Felicia: I like the idea but it’s a bit too much, and Horford > Wesley by a bunch. If it was Harden plus a half way decent PG then I would like it.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Bye Felicia: Horford one is too much, I think it’s actually pretty close assuming it’s a shallower league. BUt yeah, I would have to take out Tobias or Matthews and put in like Covington or Bogut

  12. E says:
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    I own both bosh and r Lopez, should I drop Lopez for one of; Tristan Thompson? Jason thompson? Olynyk? This sucks.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @E: I’d lose Rolo for Kaman myself

      • E says:
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        @Bye Felicia:

        Kaman was picked up by another team before I saw the news this morning

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @E: Yep, RoLo can go. I’d go with Olynyk. I don’t like Tristan at all (you’re shocked!) and Jason looks like a temporary add till Cousins returns which looks to be pretty soon.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @E: Agree, with Cousins possibly back this week, and TT inconsistent, Olynyk is a solid add.

  13. Kevin says:
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    We got on the wire: Olynyk, Gobert, Pek, Mozgov, Stat, Kaman,
    Wes Johnson, Burke, Shawne, M. Barnes, Middleton, Courtney Lee, Burks, Lou Williams, C.J. Miles/Watson

    12-teamer h2h 9 cat, got KD, Ariza, #Occupy, Dragic, Rondo, Knight, Millsap, Favors, Gortat, P. Patterson. Drop Patterson for Olynyk or Gobert? Or maybe Wes Johnson or Burke?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Kevin: What stat do you need, blocks, treys, asst, etc?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Kevin: As absurd as it sounds I think Amar’e is the top add. And yeah, Pat Pat is the drop drop.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kevin: Yeah Stat should be owned in virtually all leagues. Olynyk and Kaman are close-ish, but give me STat for Pit-Pat as well. Man, a lot of good players out there for a 12 team! Looks like shallow rosters though…

  14. Tony says:
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    I’ve been stashing Meeks in my IR, but he finally had a mini-explosion last night and it is time to activate him. The problem is that I need to either DROP one player or do a 2-for-1 trade to get him going again.

    I’m in a 20-man keeper league (h2h), any advice on what the heck I should do? I have an underperforming Rodney Hood and three Pacers players, so something has got to give. Drop Hood? Trade him? Get rid of Hill, Miles or Terry? Or somebody else?

    PG: Chris Paul, Kyle Lowry, Brandon Knight
    SG: Rodney Stuckey, Jodie Meeks, Jason Terry, Rodney Hood
    SF: Solomon Hill, C.J. Miles
    PF: Derrick Favors, Boris Diaw
    C: Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka

    • Tony says:
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      @Tony:

      Forgot to mention I also have D.J. Augustin.

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @Tony: If Hood isn’t a keeper for you then he can go. I don’t think he has any chance of a starting job without an injury.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tony: Def dropping someone. I think it’s Hood too. How many can you keep? Hood is probably locked behind Burks/Hayward for the next few years though

  15. Murray says:
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    Covington or Lou Williams? Tough call for me.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Murray: I’m keeping Covington. Sweet Lou is just ThrAGNoF. Covington does so much more.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Murray: Well, @Slim: loves to dump on Sweet Lou, who I think is a must-own while DeRozan is out. That said, still Covington by a good bit 🙂

  16. dom says:
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    Is Mason Plumlee a better play tonight against Miami frontline than Jason Thompson? Really need boards. Thanks!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @dom: Yeah I like that play better than Thompson for tonight. Just got to be careful with the FT%.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dom: Defffffffinitely, but like Slim said, you’re risking an all-out FT apocalypse

  17. Clos says:
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    What do you guys think about dropping Burks for George Hill and stashing him? Should be back next week

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Clos: You could make the argument for either but I’m sticking with Burks. I like what he’s doing.

      • Clos says:
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        @Slim: k.. Thanks slim

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clos: Me too, Burks is healthy now and they have comparable lowish “upside”

  18. Dommattingly says:
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    Dropping Lin. Do I grab Stuckey or Matt Barnes? Lookin for Mins and all around value. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dommattingly: Def Stuckey! Love me some Stuckey. ANy time!

  19. Stuckey and Hill says:
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    What do you think of Stuckey’s outlook when Hill comes back?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Stuckey and Hill: Will still score a ton and get some nice FT volume. Maybe a tiny bit fo a hit, but still very ownable

  20. Manshi Shah says:
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    Drop Channing Frye for Jodie Meeks or Rudy Gobert? *Not dropping Elfrid*

    MY TEAM: 14 Team H2H League 9 Standard Categories (Daily Lineup)

    PG- MCW, Elfrid Payton

    SG- Nicolas Batum, Goran Dragic

    SF- Chandler Parsons, Kawhi Leonard, Corey Brewer

    PF- Nikola Vucevic, Jared Sullinger, Channing Frye, Robert Covington

    C- Roy Hibbert, Jonas Valanciunas

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Manshi Shah: Drop Elfrid! Haha jk. As much as Gobert would help if he started another week, I’ll take Meeks as Favors seems like he’s close to back.

      • Manshi Shah says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Meeks > Frye correct?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Manshi Shah: Yup and I don’t like Meeks too too much

  21. Wen says:
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    Hi JB / Slim, I got trade offer Pau Gasol for my Zach Randolph. I am thinking to take it, although MEM has better playoff schedule. What do you think? Thanks for advice.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wen: Hah yeah that’s a very very easy accept to me 🙂

  22. Nishinga says:
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    Traded Reggie Jackson for Calderon.
    What you think?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nishinga: Ehhhhh, I;m really out on Calderon, I don’t love it 🙁 Wow, RJax has been brutal the last two… Maybe I amend that… Seems even, I just like the upside RJax would have if Westbrook gets hurt again/in blowouts

  23. Johnny says:
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    Someone just dumped tony parker in my 12team h2h league… he also had RoLo and went on a dumping spree with his injured players…

    I rushed to pick him up (dumped KJ) but would you guys keep him? TJones is still sitting out there as well. I figured I could trade him for somebody but not sure if I should start shopping now or wait until he gets better.. thoughts? (Spurs have a weak playoffs schedule, Bos. Mem. GS. and Den have strong ones)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Johnny: Yeah I def think TP needs to be owned, I like the move. Def wait until he runs off a couple good ones, but indeed would shop him later down the road

  24. Wutang says:
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    Hey JB – lovin it as always!

    Only thing is, you got me a little worried now…

    Just traded Horford and Ellis for Harden in a 12er, but you’re making me think I should have kept em!

    My teams looking like:
    PG: Wall, MCW, Knight, Calderon
    SG: Ellis, Harden
    SF: Kawhi, Ariza
    PF: Millsap, O’Quinn
    C: Bogut, Dieng, Ezeli

    Festivus and O’Quinn are just streamers, but my big men are lookin low right now…

    Should I be cellyin about getting a top 5 player, or more mad than Kobe when they’re down by 32 at half?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wutang: Nope, I like it! Get best by far in the deal. You def won’t be mad like Kobe, happy like Stuckey in that game! Haha

  25. Joe says:
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    Should I be looking to sell Taj, or maybe use him as a sweetener, on the probability that Noah will return in the not-too-distant future and cut into his minutes again?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe: Sure I like that, but long-term, Noah and Gasol aren’t exactly stallions of health. I woulnd’t just hand him off for nada.

      • Joe says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Nah, was gonna offer Melo, Matthews, and Taj for Davis and Afflalo out of curiosity to see what kind of reply I get.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Joe: Yeah I like that route a lot, a nice filler in there for his blocks he’s losing

  26. Osnam says:
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    Patterson, Meeks, Len, B. Wright, R. Lopez, Wiggins, Mozgov, and Covington. What 5 of those players would u most want on your team? my team is in disarray and can use a little bit of everything. I’m just looking for the best players to own right now. Much appreciated my man. Thanks as always

    • Slim

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      @Osnam: Pretty easy I think. Wiggins, Covington, Meeks, Mozgov, Patterson. From best to worst, I think… Len and Wright don’t/haven’t gotten enough minutes yet and RoLo isn’t helping anyone for a long time.

  27. ABulldogs says:
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    Can you take a look at my team?

    PG- Goran Dragic
    SG-Mike Dunleavy
    SF-Trevor Ariza
    PF- Pau Gasol
    C- Anthony Davis
    F-Al Horford
    G-Brandon Knight
    UTL-Ryan Anderson
    UTL-Channing Frye
    UTL-Gorgui Dieng
    Bench- Manu Gonobili
    Bench-Rodney Stuckey
    Bench- CJ Watson

    Very competitive 14 team weekly h2h, who should be the first ones to be dropped?
    Thanks

    • Slim

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      @ABulldogs: From last to not last… Watson, Manu, Frye, Dunleavy, Stuckey. I think… In a weekly though I think Ginobili should go 1st. Can’t trust he’ll play all the games in a week even when healthy.

      • ABulldogs says:
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        @Slim:
        thanks Slim I agree Ginobili is so frustrating to own.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ABulldogs: Yeah Manu is my first out too, hate the Spurs guys in weekly. Dunleavy is probably my second one out, once he cools off

  28. kevin says:
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    10 team yahoo H2H 7-cat (3ptm, pts, reb, ast, stl, blk, TO) No percentages!

    I’m currently sitting at 3rd in my league. I see george hill, channing frye, terrance jones, kevin martin on the waiver wire. do i make any moves for these guys?

    brandon jennings, steph curry, monta ellis, mike conley, trevor ariza, enes kanter

    markieff morris, demarre carroll, paul millsap, andrew bogut, greg monroe, terrance jones, derrick favors.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @kevin: Ehhh Kanter for Hill is close, but Kanter has been playing well. Hill is the only interesting one to me, but I don’t see any immediate moves

  29. TSoft says:
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    favors + bougt or JParker for Melo+barns or 2pat。 12 team h2h(DD) i need help with blks and double double.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TSoft: I’d try to move Parker before Bugot, but either way I think you get a lot more value back getting Melo

  30. 740 says:
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    Sup JB. Thanks 4 the read! 10team h2h 8cats

    Drop Calderon for Meeks or Noel?

    Thanks again

    PG Deron Williams, Bkn PG
    SG Victor Oladipo, Orl SG, PG
    SF Kevin Durant, OKC SF
    PF Serge Ibaka, OKC PF, C
    C Al Horford, Atl C, PF
    G Jose Calderon, NY PG
    F Nikola Vucevic, Orl C, PF
    UTIL Darren Collison, Sac PG
    UTIL Ryan Anderson, Nor PF
    UTIL Markieff Morris, Pho PF, C
    Bench Nicolas Batum, Por SF, SG
    Bench Trevor Ariza, Hou , SF
    Bench Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mil SF,

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @740: Thank you for reading! Yup def dropping for Noel. I think Nerlens still needs to be owned, especially with no TO I’m assuming as not included in 8 cat

  31. Bishop says:
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    I traded Al Horford for Chris Bosh last week and now I’m feeling like I made a big mistake. I still feel in the long run, Bosh will impact my team more….but that’s if he isn’t out for awhile. Does anyone know the severity of his injury? In the long run was this a good trade?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bishop: I like it long term still, it doesn’t sound too too serious, but definitely nervous. If the trade was on the table right now I’d probably have to keep Horford though

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