Could there be anyone else in the NBA that everyone can get behind and root for than Jrue Holiday?!  At this rate, he needs to run for prez in 2020!  And just to make him even more likable, he’s now wearing rec spec goggles.  Soooooooo dope!  It’s like he’s playing ball underwater!  When he hit this stepback, I’m pretty sure I heard him say “you miss me?!” on the game broadcast, but I have a feeling it was my mind playing tricks on me…

Jrue didn’t take any time to shake off the rust, going 21/2/7/1/1 on 8-14 shooting against the Blazers Friday night (including that sexy crossover), then 22/2/9/1/0 on 9-17 shooting against the Hornets on Saturday.  14:4 AST:TO to start it off, shot over 50% both games…  Just so awesome!  I know what I’m thankful for!  And just to make things EVEN MORE awesome, he rewarded Tim Frazier owners who remained patient, by showing they can co-exist.  Bi-partisan!  12/3/8 and 17/5/8 for Frazier in those two games, plus the Pelicans won both of them.  And they weren’t against cupcakes either, winning at home against the Blazers then the Hornets.  Pass the beignets, we got a party goin on!  As a Frazier owner in a couple RCLs, I’m going to hang strong until his numbers tell me otherwise.  Unfortunately, I’m not a Jrue owner anywhere though…  Depressing!  But I don’t even care, Jrue is a boss, and if he beats me in some fantasy matchups, I will tip my cap and be rooting for him anyway.  You’re my boy, Jrue!  Here’s what else went down over the weekend in fantasy hoops:

Brandon Knight Well, apparently the night is still really dark, because the dawn doesn’t seem that close…  17/0/5 against the Pacers was fine, but 12/2/2 against the Sixers was annoying, almost as annoying as…

Tyler Ulis … seeing Ulis get guard minutes for Knight owners, on top of Leandro Barbosa still getting out there too.  You could say Ulis is “stealing” his way into Earl Watson’s heart!  10/0/2/4/0 on Friday, then doubled-down on quad-steals by going 9/4/5/4/0 Saturday.  Hey, Watson was only 6’1 and Ulis is tiny too, midgets be banding together!

Alan Williams Apparently his nickname is Big Sauce, and he comes out of nowhere to blow up the weekend!  15/15/1/2/1 against the Pacers (Tyson Chandler played in that one too!), then 12/11/0/2/4 against the Sixers with no Tyson.  He apparently takes risks on defense which is good for fantasy – not so much in real life – but has a crazy rebounding rate that could maintain.  Big Sauce had a Big Summer going 11.8/11.2/1.2/1.2/0.5 – maybe the D stats are a big of a mirage – but if he gets run, the rebounding should be solid.  Not to mention the Suns blow, and Tyson should see his minutes dry up as the season wears on.

Nik Stauskas As our friends at Rotoworld noted, on Saturday we had Big Sauce against Sauce Castillo!  And both showed up for this barbecue!  21 points in a pretty empty line, but now 12+ points in the last 6 games, so worth a look if you need some deep league scoring.

Joel Embiid Speaking of scoring, and EMBIIIIIID can give you the sexiest 20 minutes of your life!  26/7/2/0/2 on 9-14 shooting with 3 treys.  Such a full line, so much girth!

Paul George A sleeper pick to make a deep East run, now the Pacers are just trying to stay healthy.  Missed both games of the weekend with a sore kankle.  Then…

C.J. Miles … C.J. went down with what looked like a painful knee hyperextension.  Apparently his MRI came back clean, but I expect a good further stretch of DNPs.

Glenn Robinson III Stepping into the wing void, going 12/10/1 last night as this game headed into OT.  It was getting late, I was hoping this would finish, but Russell Westbrook was like “Nooooo!” with a late trey to tie it in the 4th.  It doesn’t seem like PG13 will be out too long, but you might get some deeper-league streamability from Baby Big Dog.

Cody Zeller Had his best game on the young season against the Hawks, going 9-10 FG 23/3/1/2/3.  Apparently Dwight Howard got too butthurt every time Zeller said “in your face” and Dwight said “in yours”.

Zeller ended up having to sit Saturday due to his shoulder.  I didn’t see Dwight elbow him there!

Marco Belinelli Went mad spaghetti on the Pels, going 22/10/5 with 7 treys on Saturday night.  Italy vs. The French Quarter!  Hornets lost a game they shouldn’t have, and I don’t see this changing his status as deep league ThrAGNOF.

Tristan Thompson I haven’t really mentioned many Cavs yet this year in the Daily Notes, but who taught TT to play defense?!  8/14/2/0/4 against the Pistons on Friday night, getting his blocks total up to 1.8 on the year.  Did his offseason jumping jacks!

Klay Thompson Speaking of Thompsons, look at Klay finally breaking out over the weekend!  28/5/3 against the C’s on Friday, then 29/3/2 against the Bucks, and hitting 8 total treys.  Despite the nice run, this is absolutely when you sell.  0 steals/0 blocks in those games, and his season average is right at 20.0 PPG.  He’s not getting rebounds, TO are up, D stats are at a career-low.  Sell, sell, sell!

Al Horford Nice to see the Celtics finally healthy, and Horford looked absolutely fine, going 18/11/5/2/3.  Add 2 treys, shot 7-12, mmmmm rainbow line!  His best night on the year, so if you lucked out and bought low while he recovered from the concussion, you’re feeling pretty good.

Jae Crowder While Big Al looked Big Awesome, Jae still looked pretty tentative out there.  REL bias had me watch a good bit of this game, but thankfully he still contributed with a nice 9/4/0/1/1 line. Just seemed like he was maybe 80-85%, or just timid to really push on that ankle.  I’ll be watching them again tonight, so hopefully I’ll have some better news in tomo’s daily notes.

Anthony Davis When the band aids and rubber bands keep him held together, dude is unbelievable.  Goes back-to-back 38 point games on 38/9/6/2/4 and 38/16/2/0/3 lines.  And just for good measure, added 2 treys in each game too.

Terrence Jones – Stayed red hot against the Blazers for 15/7/2/2/4 – rainbow it up! – but cooled off for only 7/4/1/1/1 Saturday.  If he can split that difference rest of season though, he’s going to be a monster.  And as with that intro, all the sudden the Pels look like a mad-appealing fantasy source.  Jrue is the glue!

Mason Plumlee March of dimes!  After dropping 7 dimes on Thursday, followed it up with a 13/12/7 line Friday then 7/8/4/1/2 Sunday.  Almost at 5 dimes a game this season.  Noah-ing it!

Ed Davis Big Ed is getting bigger minutes lately, going 2/11/2 then 3/6/3/0/2 over the weekend.  Gotta love those sub-3.0 point scorers!  But can bring you some streaming D stats.

Seth Curry While I still think he was a must-add due to all the injuries, I think we all see why I’ve been pretty low on his value.  Goes 11/4/2 against Memphis on Friday then 13/1/4/2/0 against Orlando on Saturday, with a pair of treys in each.  It’s fine, and I’d keep holding.  Problem is…

Jonathan Gibson … Seth got completely outshined by another breakout from over the weekend, Senor Gibson.  Gibson averaged 17 PPG in Summer ball after coming back over Stateside playing overseas and averaging 42 points a game in GINA last year.  Debuted going 11/4/3/1/0 on Friday, then broke out for a 26/6/3/2/0 line Saturday, hitting 5 treys.

He plays defense, plays hard, but does have some butterfingers, committing 4 TO then 6 TO in those two games.  Might be a killer for his value.  That said, the Mavs are going absolutely nowhere, their offense is atrocious, and there’s no reason to see what they get outta him.  It’s easy to see why he got overlooked until he turned 29 – his 3pt shot is a little funky, he points to his head (?) when he hits threes, and he’s a little undersized, but I always like to root for determination paying off.  Undrafted player scoring 26 in his second NBA game at age 29!  What a story.

Lucas Nogueira – Bebe had his first baby!

Jusuf Nurkic/Nikola Jokic Both played pretty well for a change on Friday night, with Jamba Jus going a smoothie 14/1/1/1/0 and Joke going a serious 8/12/2/0/1.  I wrote this as the Nugs were about to tip last night, so I’m hoping that if I keep mentioning them, they’ll just show up, like a Kardashian.

Wilson Chandler Kept it rolling on Friday night as well, putting up 25/10/3 in 36 minutes with 3 treys.  Guess his old man, trick hip is feeling fine!

D’Angelo Russell Got a DNP seemingly out of nowhere with a bad knee Friday, but was able to suit up last night.

DeMarcus Cousins 38/13/7/3/1 on Friday.  He’s like, “Hey Dave, you ain’t getting nothin “small” from me!”  But Joerger stuck by his small boy wishes and started Matt Barnes last night, so we’ll see how he does in the morning.

Ty Lawson – Ugh, Dave Joerger deserves to keep losing for this. 18/7/8 for his best line on the season, hitting 7-11 from the field in 36 absurd minutes.  Darren Collison still got his 33 minutes and went 16/2/2 in this Friday night game, but playing Lawson more and crossing PG swords isn’t the answer.  Hopefully in the late game last night, Colly got more jolly!

Trey Lyles He’s empty scoring for sure (21/5/0/0/0 2 treys), but I think should still be owned for now in 12ers.  Getting starts for the time being, should add a few boards, Boris Diaw looks old and hurt…  There’s enough to like.

Clint Capela Nothing is hotter than the Swiss!  20/8/5/0/1 against the Jazz, giving him 12+ points and a block in 6 of the last 7, and he was on a nice run of FT shooting until 0-2 in that one.

Bismack Biyombo Might be Capela’s big brother, as both started slow, both are heating up, both get mad blocks, and both can’t hit FT.  Biz tore up the terrible Mavericks for 13/10/2/0/3, and actually made some freebies after exactly 50% from the stripe in the 5 games prior, by going 5-7.

Dion Waiters With all the sexier names there in Miami, maybe neon Dion just needed a little push to finally get some prime time.  16/4/8/0/1 against the Wiz Saturday, giving the Heat back-to-back Ws for the first time this year.  Drop the confetti!  Waiters is now 19.3/3.5/4.3/1.3/1.3 over his last 4 games.  Don’t wait, run to get him if he’s available somehow!

James Johnson Providing under-the-radar production as well, although it’s more underer the radar as Dion, going 17/3/1/1/2 against the Wiz, and a shocking 11.9/4.9/1.5/0.8/1.3 line with 1.4 treys on 58.3% shooting over the last 8 games.  Dem fighting numbers!

John Wall/Bradley Beal Both put up 34 points, and Wall must be happy Beal is looking like an All-Star, just like he is!  Unfortunately, it was yet another loss to the lowly Heat.  Neither will be an All-Star at this rate, for the 3-9 Wizturds.

Markieff Morris Picked up a kankle on Saturday and missed practice yesterday, but said he should be good to go for tonight.  I think you can roll him like usual in weeklies, although the Wiz do only have 3 games, which I learned from [email protected]’s work on The 7 Ahead!

Chandler Parsons God F#&$*@ S##* As$ Balls, ughghghgghgh!  Gets a bone bruise in his OTHER knee, which makes me go on a Wolf of Wall Street, profanity-laced tirade.  Thankfully I only own him in 2 RCLs with open IL spots, but this flat out blows for non-IL or injury-riddled teams.  10er, no IL?  F it, drop him.  I’d still hold everywhere else though.  So annoyed.  The one positive of this is an extra stretch of time for the surgically repaired knee to heal up.

Andrew Harrison Surprising little game from A-Hair, going 13/4/7 on Saturday night against the Timberpups.  Although, this was a blowout, and he hasn’t really done a ton with his minutes.

John Henson 7/6/0/1/0 as the Bucks hung in there against the Dubs.  Only 18 minutes though… that said, the Warriors are a bad matchup for non-stretch centers.

Kyle O’Quinn Joakim Noah sat out (sniffies), so we got to start our Sunday afternoon with the Knicks rocking out with their KOQ out!  The Irishman only got 8/8/0/0/1 in the spot start though, in 17 minutes.  KOQ could use some EMBIIIID to teach him more effectiveness in low minutes!

Carmelo Anthony I don’t think he called bank on this one…

 

I hope everyone had a great weekend of fantasy hoops, and are looking forward to week 5.  Happy Thanksgiving week, Razzball Nation!

  1. Doctor G says:
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    Man, tough news with Parsons. Sheesh. Starting to wonder if he’ll ever be able to stay healthy and come back all the way again. Also adding to my frustrating fantasy day/night, Nurk kind of goes off for 16 and 10, after I drop him of course, and I end up losing my matchup by 1 friggin 3-ball, 67-66. Thanks JJ Reddick, for absolutely crushing my soul this week. But it can only get better from here, right?! Speaking of Parsons, I’m wondering what in the heck I do with him. I currently have Lin and Reke on IL, and I’m picking up Noel off waivers as we speak (for Marcus Morris). That leaves me with Noel, Parsons, and Reke as IL guys, with Reke likely being the first one back. Are they all worth stashing? Do you prefer 2 of those guys over another? From the sounds of things, Noel sounds like a long way off. And Parsons, who knows what we’ll get when hes back. Probably more minute restrictions. Ah frustrating. Anyways, any input that you can give me would help tremendously! Thanks JB!

    • Doctor G says:
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      @Doctor G: and I’m with you on Jrue!! Amazing to see him back, even though I don’t own him anywhere! Ha!

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Doctor G: Damnnnnn, yeah I had a annoying loss iN REL because Isaiah Canaan of all people decided to make shots. Ugh! Of those stashes, I still would go Parsons>Reke>Noel I think. So I might be throwing Noel back, long timetable and tough to find mins. Hell yeah on Jrue, he a boss!

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          @JB Gilpin: Yessir he is!! Great story thus far.
          Speaking of great stories, hows your love for TJ holding up?? I know hes been out sick the last few games and that kind of accentuates his lack of production lately, but from what I’ve noticed from watching Suns games is that his usage is being absolutely destroyed by Devin “take every freaking shot cus I’m 20 years old” Booker. Whick really irritates me, because in my (probably biased) opinion, TJ is the best offensive player the Suns have next to Bled. And hes only 23 years old!! Its not like hes some grandpa like Tyson. The man can flat out score the ball, they don’t call him Tony Buckets for nothing, and if they actually let more of the offense run through TJ and focused on his development too instead of putting all their eggs in the Booker basket, I think TJ could become a pretty remarkable scorer in this league. Thats kind of how DeRozan ascended up the ranks. So given all that, where do you stand on TJ? I’m assuming hes not cuttable yet, but is he getting there? The problem right now is that with his kind of out of nowhere surge coupled with these DNPs, he doesn’t hold much trade value. Should I be holding confidently, holding and hoping for the best, or start to weigh other options?
          And btw, happy thanks giving to you and yours, JB, and all of Razz nation. Living in Canada, I totally forgot its your turkey day coming up, haha.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Doctor G: Yeah I’m chalking this bad run up mostly to illness. Not like we expect Ulis to suddenly impact his minutes. Agree Booker is annoying though. I’d keep holding him pretty confidently, I might try some buy lows in RCLs come to think of it. Hah, yup it’s soon for us, not as early as your thanksgiving!

  2. Lasandro says:
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    Ugh it’s soooo good have Jrue back! Madonna is loving this.

    14 cat roto. My Kemba and Goose for his KAT. Thoughts? He just picked up JRich off the wire and if I get him to throw him in as the 2nd guy in that deal, would it work? Obviously I’ll lose in scoring and 3s and am not feelin this lack of brds and blks from KAT. Where’s that explosive 20/10 guy we were after?

    Still trying to shop Russ and still getting no buyers ugh.

    • v00dr00 says:
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      @Lasandro: Thibs is teaching Wiggins how to actually do stuff now, so KAT needs to show em who does more stuff. But to be serious, I think you definitely buy low there, bc it’s KAT for god’s sake, he just needs a snickers or something. And get JRich while you’re at it if you can!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: @v00dr00: Hah, who isn’t loving this! Yeah I’m with v00, I would take KAT there. Always need to consolidate in your shallower league!

      • Lasandro says:
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        @v00dr00 @JB Glpin: Suprised at how definitive you both are on this! Well, I’ll give it a shot and see if the trade is accepted. Kemba has just been so damn special and I think that Goose stil has room to improve on D stats. But yes, KAT is the best player here..

        No concerns on JRich’ role once Justice returns to mean streets of Miami? He’s having a shocker of a first half against Philly right now haha.

        • Slim

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          @Lasandro: Not to strictly be contrarian but I’m keeping Kemba/Goose.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Lasandro: @Slim: Kemba cooling off, and Las’s cats include like OREB/DREB double doubles… It fits KAT too well, and it’s a super shallow league

  3. Big Red says:
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    What are your expectations for Embiid the rest of the season? And given he stays healthy, where do you think he will be drafted next year?

    I’m in a deep dynasty league and while Embiid fits my build very well it is tempting to “cash in”, I’m for instance eyeing D Russell and a low end kicker.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Big Red: Ummm, things should be a little cooler than his last game, but he should ramp up the minutes to 30ish once we’re in March and he’s healthy. TO are mad outta control though. 30-40 range? That might be conservative. If you need a PG, I would 100% do that!

  4. RicoSuave says:
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    Thanks for the great write-up JB!

    12 team H2H weekly points league…

    Now that Horford is back I need to drop one player. Who do you recommend I drop?
    Mirotic or S. Rodriguez…

    Also, Would it be worth it to drop the other one to pick up someone like Danny Green or Jonathan Gibson?

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RicoSuave: Thanks for reading! I think in Pts, Rodriguez is prob your cut, I still like Miro’s upside. If Gibson plays great tonight, I might swap him for Miro in Pts

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        @JB Gilpin: thanks man… I also have Terrence Jones, If Gibson plays great tonight, who should I cut Mirotic or T. Jones for Gibson?
        What are your thoughts on Danny Green?
        Thanks again and keep up the good work guys!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @RicoSuave: Miro would be my cut. Mehhh, especially in a points league, Green is pretty blah. He’s ok in h2h and great in roto due to low TO, but pretty low end

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            @JB Gilpin: Thanks man!

  5. Bye Felica says:
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    I’m nipping on your heels. Horford is back, 39 yr old Vince-sanity is about to get some more run, and CJ is running fools out the gym, and slim is behind both of us hahaha

    What a time to be alive

    • Slim

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      @Bye Felica: Yep if I’m going to lose now is the time to get me. Once I get Reggie and Gary back I’m going to have everyone but the brothers Hernangomez getting 30ish minutes, or will they too? We don’t play till the last game of the year so you have plenty of time to build up a lead before I chase you out of the playoffs. :::emoticon:::

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Bye Felica: @Slim: Hah yeah I’ve had some annoying losses though. I rocked the other 3 teams in the main cats, losing Ft% with how much higher I am than everyone else -in huge volume too – is annoying.

        • Slim

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          @JB Gilpin: I checked to see how I did this week… 657 points and 323 boards look solid. 119 assist without Reggie is big time. 42 steals without Reggie, Gary, and Sefolosha is nice. 51 3s is OK I guess, it’s going to get much better once I’m at full strength. 31 blocks feels kind of low though, just 1 from Nurk and 2 from Goose, but you know who (okc C) came through in the clutch. 4 from JRich cause he’s the man. I’m getting close and if healthy you could add another 100+ points and 30+ assists at least, plus 6-10 3s and steals. Yeah now is definitely the time to face me.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Slim: Not sure how I woulda finished, I benched a lot of guys Sunday. But yeah, at full strength you’re def tough. Maybe if you didn’t own all old ppl like me!

  6. Kostas says:
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    Hello razznation!!Just offered in my 9cat 11 team roto my Conley+Nurkic for draymond…the trade got accepted and I’m pretty happy with the outcome…your thoughts??

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Kostas: What’s up man?! I’m just as happy as you man, that’s a ridiculously good deal!

  7. miles proudfoot says:
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    Jrue has been a revelation for my teams! Glad everything’s on the up and up with his family and yes, is such a good guy to pull for.

    Trying 2-1’s offering Warren and Knight. Any of these you don’t like…for his Millsap, Love, Ariza, Porter, Turner, Gay, Harris, Howard, Randle.

    Obviously some are muuuch better than others but going to end up dropping knight anyway to take one of the injured guys off the wire.

    Thanks as always!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @miles proudfoot: Might be your fav player this year, nice! I still like Warren a bit… Prob wouldn’t Randle. Howard… eh depends on your FT status and league standing.

  8. Hamtime says:
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    1. My kanter for deron Williams? Yuck

    2. Looking to unload Schroeder for a big. Who’s a fair target. Being offered Thad but it seems to be selling too low

    3. Thoughts on Jonathan Gibson? Worth owning in a 16m? How about Matt Barnes in a 14m?

    4. Would you rather own bled kanter or Otto dwill? Bled hasn’t been great to own. Who’s in his trade range

    5. Parsons was dropped in my 16m. Worth grabbing? He’s been awful all season tho. Would you drop Gibson or stauskas for him?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Hamtime: 1. Hah, ummm, if you need a PG desperately, it’s OK 2. I would wait for a better game from Schroder before trading., and yeah Thad seems low. 3. I like him, and I wrote this before I am REL biasing it. Def in a 16er get Gibson, depends on drop in 14er. And I would get Barnes in a 14. 4. Still holding out for Bledsoe, would need 90ish % draft day value back still 5. I’d lose Stauskas for him

  9. TheBeardedOne says:
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    Jerami grant is becoming a hold for me in an 18 teamer. Defensive stats are gold in deep league. Im currently 1st in steals and 2nd in blocks with Dieng tjones sapper grant giving me great def productions. What’s your season outlook for jonathan gibson? Is he worth spending my no 1 in waiver priority?

    Which side will you choose AD wall or giannis horford?

    • Slim

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      @TheBeardedOne: I’ll go AD/Wall. I’m loving what Wall is doing this year and it sounds like the back-to-back rest games are over with.

      It’s starting to look like 18ish minutes is what Grant is going to get. But yeah, he’s been solid in that role.

      Me and JB might have a differing opinion on Gibson, JB spent $52 REL FAAB on him. I think Gibson is definitely not a season long person and he’s going to be a major TO drain while he is playing. When/If Deron returns I think Curry will go back to mostly playing the 2. Plus Devin Harris is going to get his 20ish minutes and it sounds like he’s close. Once they go full rebuild I don’t see why they would even play the 29 year old Gibson but it isn’t impossible. Also I do not believe his 35 USG is sustainable, although if he keeps turning it over at 5 per 26 minutes then maybe it is… And of course he’s a pretty big defense liability, esp at the 2.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @TheBeardedOne: @Slim: As he should be re: Grant! Love his role for deeper leagues.

        Yeah I think Gibson is gonna contribute all year. Mavs have nothing, no spark, and they finally found something. Curry blows. The Mavs are going to dump Deron/D Harris/anyone they can and strip this down, and Gibson will be a minutes-filler. Not like they have some sexy rookie combo guard to develop. USG down? yes. TO an issue? Definitely. Defesnive liability? Mavs are about to tank, I don’t worry on that. I think he could be Wroten-esque for an example.

        • Slim

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          @JB Gilpin: They have money guaranteed to Curry next year, I think his minutes will be secure (while everyone is injured). Maybe Deron gets moved but even if he does I would be shocked if a young PG doesn’t come back. Harris I doubt gets moved with another year on his contract.

          I hope he’s better than Wroten… I found Wroten unownable even at his best. FG%, FT%, TOs oh my. Gibson should give FT% at least. It’s too early to be thinking tanking, win 3 – 4 in a row and they’re right back in it. They would obviously be a much better team if they were healthy. I don’t think about tanking till allstar time, and I bet they are thinking the same.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @TheBeardedOne: @Slim: Mehhhhhhhhhhh, 1 year left with 3 million owned next year?! that’s chump change. Even if the Mavs get a young PG, doesn’t mean they would automatically sit Gibson. Harris will barely play in 2017. Hah yeah Wroten was too harsh. Gibson should beat FT%, likely FG%, but TO – specially TO rate – is what I meant

            • Slim

              Slim says:
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              @JB Gilpin: Uhoh… That didn’t go well last night…

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Slim: Mentioned in the notes, he got some pivotal plays at the end (given, to pass the ball) and Curry was just hot. Not like Alan Williams was any more encouraging…

                • Slim

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                  @JB Gilpin: Yeah I was more encouraged by Alan Williams. His low minutes were due to foul trouble. Sounds like Dallas is about to get a bunch of bodies back, Harris is obviously a problem, Deron sounds close, Dirk moves Barnes to the 3 and Wes back to the 2. I think the DNPs will be coming soon from Gibson.

                  • JB Gilpin

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                    @Slim: It’s one game. I think they’ll come for Williams too

  10. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    10 teamer (10 CAT w/ Off and Def Rebs)

    PG- Paul, Kemba, Jrue
    SG- Booker, KCP
    SF- Bazemore, TJones
    PF- Dieng, Crowder
    C- Whiteside, Brolo, Gortat, Nurkic

    Monroe got dropped. Do you see his situation turning around anytime soon?
    Thinking of losing TJones or KCP for him.

    Other ppl on the wire:
    Covington, Marcus Morris, Danny Green, Frazier, Korver

    If I make a move I can also stash GHarris on my inj.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @J: Nah, I would leave Monroe out there.. Especially with some nice names on the wire. I don’t see a big reason to drop anyone you have right now, I think I would hold. Monroe will need a trade

  11. Dusty says:
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    Have you seen the end of the Toronto-Sacramento game? Taking time off the clock after the game tying bucket and saying the shot was too late isn’t one I’ve seen before.

    Also, I’m starting to hate this game. When Rajon Rondo goes from questionable to out-rebounding Faried, Barnes and Collison combined in the late games to cost me boards… the pain is real.

    • RicoSuave says:
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      @Dusty: I watched the game and the replay in slow-mo and to me they should’ve let them play the overtime… Horrible call! and the refs called it a “clock malfunction” whaaaat???

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Dusty: @RicoSuave: Damn I missed it! Past my bedtime 🙂 I’ll check it out…

        Hah damn that’s roughhhhh. Fantasy hoops can be cruel game to game

  12. Not Your Average Joe says:
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    So I threw in something in front of Joe to separate myself from all the other Joes. Congrats on the Panthers grounding the Saints. I got Ingram on my fantasy team so I could have done without the injury, though.

    So I feel a little dumb that I didn’t snatch up Sweet Lou. He’s been doing great under Walton, his usage rate is high, as is his accuracy. I suppose I hesitated because with Parsons (SF/PF) still being not fully recovered, and me already having 3 PGs, Lou (who is a PG/SG in yahoo) wasn’t as useful to me as M.Morris (SF/PF). Though ideally, I’d find myself an SG/SF.

    So my question is, should I be dropping Morris for someone else? I’ll list my team and options with eligibility for reference. It’s a yahoo 9-cat league. I’m middle of the pack in most categories except for blocks, where I’m second, and FG%, where I’m second to last.

    Team: Lowry (PG), Conley (PG), Collison (PG), Beal (SG), Batum (SG, SF), Parsons (SF, PF), Marcus Morris (SF, PF), Millsap (PF, C), Zingis (PF, C), Gobert (C), RoLo (C)

    FA:
    E.Gordon (SG) – Is this for real or a sell high if you own him?

    Richardson (SG, SF) – Looking better since coming back but can he improve his FG%?

    Swaggy P (SG, SF) – Did the Lakers all take shooting enhancement drugs? His FG% is way above normal

    James Johnson (SF, PF) – Love the rare stats, but does he retain value when Winslow returns?

    T.Jones (SF, PF) – Will he ever have solid minutes in the upper 20s?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Not Your Average Joe: Hah cool, I like it! That game felt like a gut punch though. the “here we go again” with a big lead only to crap it away, then lose luke. ugh. I”m def good losing Marcus for upside of Tjones. Richardson should probably be owned too… With no IL, tough to hold Parsons… Ugh

  13. I am the Walrus says:
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    W.Chandler or Barton? One’s got to go on my roster.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @I am the Walrus: Thats surprisingly tough. Gary Harris will eventually spell doom for Barton but till then he should be better than Wilson, but Wilson is actually playing. I’ll take Bartons upside for hitting more cats though.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @I am the Walrus: @Slim: I’d go Chandler. ROS if this was somehow your last roster move, mayyyybe Barton, but in shallower leagues, I want the hot hand

  14. phil says:
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    With Parsons out should I pick up Ennis ? I would need to drop one of Harkless, Saric, Kaminsky, Etwaun Moore ?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @phil: Yeah, lose Etwaun.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @phil: @Slim: Yeah I like that move

  15. Michael Appiah says:
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    10 team, 10 cat roto league (FTM), 1 IR spot. Need help with REB, BLK, without hurting my FT% (currently in 3rd last place). Have a lot of guard depth but not sure who to trade because my assists are not too strong.

    PG’s: Steph Curry, Jrue Holiday, Jeremy Lin, Tim Frazier
    SG’s: Kyrie Irving, Avery Bradley, G. Harris (IR)
    SF’s: Wiggins, Warren, Michael Kidd-Glichrist
    PF: Dieng, Booker,
    C’s: Brook Lopez, Embiid, Jokic

    Send an offer for Curry for Anthony Davis? Send an offer Irving for Millsap?

    Picking up Larry Nance in FA pool be a good idea?

    Not sure which big men to target, or underrated SF’s who can rebound the ball and chip with BLK without hurting my FT%

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Michael Appiah: If you can get Millsap for Irving i like that trade for you more. Giving up Curry is giving up excellent FT% and a shit load of 3 pt’ers. I prefer that one because you’re not giving up as much and you’re getting great value on the return

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Michael Appiah: @Bye Felica: Yeah I wouldn’t do the Curry one, still soooo much risk. I like the Millsap for Irving route. I wouldn’t drop anyone right now for Lance. I know his Ft% has been spotty in the past, but Jerami Grant for SF blocks?

  16. Banana Boat says:
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    Whats your thoughts on aaron gordon for ROS value? He was ranked pretty good pre season and now someone in my league dropped him, is he worth rostering?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Banana Boat: Absolutely. I don’t think his 22-25min lasts long

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Banana Boat: @Bye Felica: Yeah I would certainly nab him. Might be adjusting to the new system

  17. miles proudfoot says:
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    Sorry, one more question. I know it’s probably based on team needs, but is Muscala a drop for Matthews or Aaron Gordon? Thanks!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @miles proudfoot: I’d grab Gordon immediately

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @miles proudfoot: @Bye Felica: Yeah I would do it for Gordon too, unless immediate 3ptm need

  18. Jesse says:
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    9 cat 12 team league

    Monta Ellis is starting to really annoy me. He’s too ‘good’ to drop but I would be selling low. Wait it out, or (what I think) he is what he is.

    Kind of vague and not much context, but throw me some players to target in an Ellis trade.

    Thanks

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Jesse: late round ish range

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Jesse: @Bye Felica: Yeah I was pretty blah on Ellis going into the year. Need 3s? Wes Mat would be fine, maybe KCP?

  19. JJ says:
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    Happy Monday JB!

    I’m rostering Seth Curry, T Jones and Sergio as my worst guys.
    What do you think about their upside especially for later this year? There isn’t much on the wire now but who would you drop first out of those guys?

    On the wire now:
    Frazier, Alan Williams

    Big Sauce,

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      @JJ: I’d take Fraizer over Sergio. That’s a thin wire for a 12er but I dropped Fraizer and regret it now because i think he’s still going to get 30 mins+ Ugh. Plus Jru hasn’t had a very good track record with staying on the court for a full season either

      • JB Gilpin

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        @JJ: @Bye Felica: I think Tjones is your main hold right now… Frazier vs. Sergio… Def close. Curry is that same range too. I think I might lose Curry for Frazier if needing G stats

  20. a bag of sand says:
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    12tm 9cat H2H:
    Drop MKG or RHJ or both for any of these?
    James Johnson
    J Okafor
    T Evans
    Danny Green
    D Carroll

    Thx

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @a bag of sand: Mehhhh. Nah I don’t think so, I like your 3 initial guys haha

  21. not sure of my weakest link says:
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    12 team h2h daily league 9 cat FG, FG% PTS, 3’S, FT%, RB,AST,ST,BLK, My team goes as follows……… Guards —- lin, schroder, collison, p bev, t frazier,
    ….. center/foward——- tobias harris, drayman, horford, anthony davis, derrik favors, covington
    center —- tyson chandler, robin lopez

    would you drop any of these guys for this new guy jonathan gibson?? thx for the help

    P.S. we get 4 waiver wire add/drops each week and I know they should be used to stream 4 to 6 extra games a week but I have no idea which player of mine is worth dropping that someone else won’t grab and keep on their team all year. I guess if Gibson doesn’t work out there is my streamer spot back in a few days but otherwise I have no idea. Don’t you want to find a way to have all your roster spots with valuable ppl to move in and out of your line up instead of doing 4 add/drops a week. I’m newer to this so i’m a lil unsure… thx for all the help JB

    • JB Gilpin

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      @not sure of my weakest link: I answered on the RCL post that Chandler drop for Gibson would be fine.

      Sure, of course you want to have your roster filled as best you can every day. In RCL format, you start 10 and only 3 on the bench, so most days there’s enough teams off where you your roster isn’t over-loaded. That said, everyone plays on Friday this week, so I’m only using adds on big upside players right now, but I don’t mind using them since I’m not gonna stream until Saturday. Another perk of streaming/using all 4, is you know what stats to stream for at the end, vs. filling with bling “value” in the early part of the week

  22. DT says:
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    WHAT UP!

    10 team standard 9 cat h2h league.

    would you drop Ish or CJ Miles for any of the following……

    KCP, jonathan Gibson, will barton, demarre, zeller.

    team currenty is
    G: Lin, Ish, Steph, Lowry, Knight, Miles
    F: Covington, Griffin, Batum, Warren, Bazemore
    C: Drummond, Gibson, Dieng, Valanciunas

    appreciate your thoughts!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @DT: Def losing MIles for KCP. And ya know, looks like you have good dimes, I think I would take the plunge and lose Ish for Gibson too. 10 team, you wanna keep the hot hands fresh. Any time!

  23. Dave says:
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    12 team 9catg standard league, just traded nick young for Taj Gibson ,so I’m bit short on3s would you drop Noah for Korver or Covington ?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dave: Sure, given team needs they’re all pretty similar. Likely going Korver for the safety, but if Covington plays well tonight, I could flip flop em

  24. Jesse says:
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    Hield and Warren dropped in my 12 team 9 cat league

    I sit 4th on the waiver wire.

    I dont think Hield is worth picking up right now – no minutes despite the preseason hype.

    But Warren is ranked 49 right now! Warren is worth losing waiver spot for right?

    my dropables are Ross (most likely), Ellis, and Dellavedova. I’ve also got Winslow and Parsons already wasting 2 spots on my team, no IL spots in my league.

    • bahraspower says:
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      @Jesse: I would drop all 3 of those guys to get Warren.
      I was really sceptical about his long-term value at first,but the steals don’t drop and if it stays that way he’s more than good.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Jesse: @bahraspower: Yeah most definitely, and I think Ross is the cut. I’ve streamed T Ross here and there, but not worth a long term hold

        • Jesse says:
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          @JB Gilpin:

          I know ross is the one to drop, for sure. but was more concerned about about losing my #4 spot. But I put in my claim – cross my fingers!

          • Slim

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            @Jesse: Don’t ever concern yourself with waiver priority. If a guy helps you win then he’s worth any waiver number.

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              @Jesse: @Slim: Agree, if there is a “for sure” long term add, don’t worry about waiver priority at all. In marathon fantasy sports like hoops and baseball, it’s not a big factor at all. In football it’s only a meh factor anyway

  25. bahraspower says:
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    Hey JB got a quick question.
    Which side do you like in this trade at a roto 9-cat league?

    thomas-harrison barnes———–crowder-reggie

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bahraspower: Hmmmmmmm. Isaiah has been looking good, but I’ll put faith in Reggie getting healthy, gimme Crowder side

      • Slim

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        @JB Gilpin: It’s close. Harrison has been solid and Crowder/Reggie carry re-injury risk. I could make an argument either way.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @bahraspower: @Slim: Crowder’s kankle flaring up doesn’t help…

  26. chris says:
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    in a weird spot with my team. not sure what I need. 9 Cat H2H

    roster is
    Mudiay
    Brandon Knight
    Kemba
    MKG
    Covington
    Harkless
    Deandre Jordan
    Nurk
    Steph Curry
    Crowder
    Matt Barnes
    Bazemore
    Justice Winslow
    Derrick Favors on IL.

    Would you do my

    DJ, Kemba and Bazemore for KAT and Booker?
    I would rather do DJ, Kemba for KAT and Booker but would you do the other at the worst?

    also Would you rather Booker or Deangelo Russel? I’m torn in so many ways….
    If you’d rather russel would you do the first trade for russel over booker?

    Sorry for the super long post. i just need help haha

    • JB Gilpin

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      @chris: Hah def not a long post compared to some! 1000000% doing that deal! Even though Nurk had his FT issues last night, you’re not a bad FT team, and KAT fits you really nice. I would rather have Russell>Booker.

  27. NameNotFound says:
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    Hey JB! Need help doing 2 for 1s. Trade Klay + Dieng/Dragic/RoLo for? Any target in mind?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @NameNotFound: Yo! Well Klay + Dieng/Dragic should bring in a good bit more than +Rolo. Klay is a nice sell high. Klay + Rolo for Bledsoe as a buy low? Klay + D/D forrrrr, Porzingis?

      • NameNotFound says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Ok, will try the one for Porzingis. For Klay + Rolo, I can’t take back another PG. Any other possible target?

      • NameNotFound says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Klay+Dieng for Porzingis was accepted. Good deal?

        • NameNotFound says:
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          @NameNotFound: Also, I have to pick up a SG. Who do you like the most – JR Smith, Bogdanovic, Smart?

          Thanks!

          • Slim

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            @NameNotFound: Nice trade. Well done. I’ll take JR and you actually added 3s with this trade.

            • NameNotFound says:
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              @Slim: Alright. Thanks Slim/JB!

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Slim: @NameNotFound: Damn, nice work! Surprised that one went through! Glad to help!

  28. marimon says:
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    Who would you rather own: Barton, Bogdanovic, or Waiters? thanks

    • Slim

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      @marimon: Bogdanovic is definitely last on this list. I think Waiters is just a streamer in a 12er. 2 poor percents, too many TOs, not enough 3s/stls, I don’t believe the blocks, plus a potential roster crunch when Winslow returns. The assists are a nice touch though. Barton offers more upside in way more cats. My order is Barton, Waiters, Bogdan.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @marimon: @Slim: Agree, ROS it’s Barton, Waiters, BoBo, but if it’s a pretty active shallower league where you stream a lot, I might take Waiters for the short term

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