“Hey Kobe, I’m open, I’m open!”  That’s every Laker…

Despite the plausibility that the Lakers are a real NBA team, they once again proved the contrary with yet another blowout loss.  Well, I guess they’ve been in some games, but c’mon!  Kobe Bryant is trying to do everything himself, like an asexual chronic masturbator.  15-34 FG last night (3-12 3PTM 11-16 FT) for 44/5/3/0/0.  After a 1-14 brickhouse Friday night, that’s a 16-48 weekend (33%).  At least Sunday was good!  Ish.  Most concerning are those treys, going 3-17 from deep in both games.  He’s never been a good three-point shooter, especially the past four years.  Glasses anyone?   Russell Westbrook has got a guy…

As I’m sure Kobe would appreciate to no end, I have a comp for him.  Dwight Howard.  Hah!  Mostly kidding, but Kobe is Dwight-ing (new adjective) your FG%.  In H2H it’s not a paramount concern, but in Roto it’s getting scary.  I don’t know what you do about it except try to trade Kobe high to a team at the top of your FG% standings.  Then let Kobe and that ridiculous volume sink them like the whole Purple and Gold franchise.  I keed of course!  There’s just nothing there.  Like hairs on Carlos Boozers‘ head or anatomy on Ken’s crotch.  Kobe vs. NO tonight, 5-on-1!  Here’s what else went down over the weekend in fantasy basketball action:

Evan Fournier Looks like Victor MaskAdipo returning for the Magicians is going to push Elfrid to the Magic Shelfrid.  The Virgin playing like he’s so experienced!  Must’ve made the first time last so long by thinking about baseball…  36 then 38 minutes on Friday and Saturday, scoring exactly 15 in both with multi-treys.  Fournier is still pretty ThrAGNOFfy, so the impact is mainly the hit to Payton.  It’s a swift hit.  It’s one of those hits that takes all the air from your lungs and makes you cough for a few minutes.  Wait that’s a good hit!  Droppable in virtually all leagues.  Sheryl Whoops!

Aaron Gordon Rookies aren’t taking their Caltrate when they hit the NBA or something…  Maybe that was callous, but this is getting out of hand as Gordon broke his foot over the weekend.  Coach Vaugn told him to imitate Kevin Durant, but not like this!  Still very impressed with what he showed in a small sample, so his dynasty long-term status doesn’t deflate for me.

Kyle O’Quinn The Forgotten Irishman.  Starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Lorde in her big screen debut about an exiled NRA leader falling for a haggis chef’s daughter.  No idea why I didn’t get the greenlight for that script!  Is still out with a bad ankle tonight, but worth a spec add in even 14 teamers with Gordon’s minutes opening up.

Giannis Antetokounmpo It’s like Jason Kidd understands basketball all the sudden!  Finally put The Grenade of Anteok into the starting line-up, and whaddya know?!  The Bucks win!  Sure the Greek Freek was a little Bleek, but you’ll take 11/7/3/2/0 with a little bit of the bad – 5 TO and 3-7 FT.

Khris Middleton On the deeper league radar yet again after 10/2/0/3/1 and seemingly back in the rotation after starting the second half.  But who the hell really knows?  Kidd has about as many good ideas with his rotation as hairs on his head.  Wow, two bald jokes already, please get my grandpa’s genes!  [knocks on wood]  Dude had a full head of hair into his 90s!

J.J. Hickson – After double-digit boards his first two games this year, pulled a Groundhog Day and drove off a cliff.  0/4/1/1/0 yesterday as the mess that is the Nuggets continues.  Brian Shaw is really pushing Jason Kidd for worst coach of the year in the 2014-2015 Razzies!  Can you believe Kenneth Faried has played under 28 minutes in 6 of 9 games?  I don’t think you want to own any of their big men other than the Manimal.

Arron Afflalo – Was red hot early against the Knicks yesterday, but after his first stint with the starters, barely played the rest of the first half.  Made no sense.  Ended up with a fine line, going 18/4/3 with five treys.  Speaking of fine lines, let’s talk about Brian Shaw’s job security again…

Chris Copeland – ThrAGNOFs can’t be TO-offs!  That makes no sense!  But neither does giving the ball away 5 times when you’re just a three-point specialist… Maybe not fair since Copeland has to create a lot of his own offense given the ineptitude of the Pacers, but they beat the Bulls Saturday night!  Shot 1-10 on Friday night, did better against Chicago, but 9 TOs in two weekend games.  Citizen Can’t Cope!

Solomon Hill Huge game in that win against the Bulls for 21/12/1/1/0.  Solomon Kane!  Dunno if that’s a good or bad thing, never saw that jazz… Anyway, he’s been a lot better than anyone expected, and it’s keeping up.  Getting to the stripe a good amount too, averaging 3.0-4.0 FT a game after hitting 8-9 Saturday.  Hasn’t been under 33 minutes in 7 straight and hit a trey in 9 of the first 10 Pacers contests.

A.J. Price – The price is wrong bitch!  Well actually, price has been decent off a 21/3/2/1/0 line Saturday hitting two treys.  He’s not a big dimer even in pretty consistent PG minutes, but at least 1 3PTM the past 4 and averaging 2 a game in that span.  ThrAGNOF!

Al Horford Ultimate buy low.  12/4/2/0/0 as the Hawks got declawed against the Cavs Saturday night.  Only played 19 minutes in the blowout, skewing his MPG on the year and I think he looks pretty good out there.  Not buying his boards stay at a career-low pace either.

Shelvin Mack After being a total afterthought, got some good run over the weekend for 12/1/2 then 6/5/6 in 17 and 22 minutes respectively.  The blowout game (the 22 minute outing) might be the aberration, but he was out there the game before as well.  Not much you can do with it long-term, but DeMarre Carroll continues to be out with a bum groin so Mack could have some streamer value in the deepers as ATL cobbles together their minutes allotment.

Mario Chalmers – Playing like he got the mushroom!  23/1/11 on Friday night then 18/2/5 last night, spittin’ fireballs like it’s no ones bidness!  No Dwyane Wade as Wade proves yet again why you should never draft him, ailing with a bum hammy.  Wade looks doubtful for tonight, so feel free to run out…

Norris Cole – …Both of your Heat PG!  Huge Friday for 6/2/8/4/1 and decent enough yesterday for 11/2/2/2/0 hitting three treys.

Shawne Williams – The stretch Swill!  I wasn’t drinking this horrible swill, but he also benefitted with no Wade for a big weekend of 21/6/1/1/1 Friday then 13/11/1 last night hitting a total of 8 treys.  McBob has been a McDud and has a blister on his McToe, so Charlie Day’s minutes are certainly keeping the Swill’s value high.  I haven’t seen this much trouble with toes since we had to see Scott Glenn’s frostbitten feet in Vertical Limit.  Bet you didn’t think a Vertical Limit reference was coming today!  What an awful movie…

LeBron James A King type of weekend!  The Cavs are winning with offensive fireworks not defensive… Opposite of fireworks… Defensive waterdon’tworks?  While he’s been awesome, numbers are similar to last year except a career-high TO rate and shooting under 50% for the first time since 2008-09.  It’s early and a 10 TO game skews the numbers too, just wanting to throw some waterdon’tworks on the fire.

Trey Burke Clawing tooth and nail to not be terrible.  While he continues to lay more bricks than pyramid builders in ancient Egypt (shooting 31% from the field the past 4), averaging 8 dimes a game in those 4, with a 32:5 A:TO ratio in that span.

Carmelo Anthony Finally!  The triangle offense is working!  Exceptttttt, lost to the Jazz even though Melo threw up a 46-burger.  Luckily the Knicks played an even worse Nuggets yesterday, and Melo had a ridiculously efficient 10-14 FG (2-3 3PTM 6-8 FT) 28/9/3/1/0 line for a W.  5 TO is poopy, but after losing 7 straight, Melo looking better and NY getting a rare win is encouraging.

J.R. Smith Might be the key to the triangle O!  Maybe the key is a treasure map tattooed on his back…  28/4/4/2/1 last night hitting 10-16 shots, and graduating from a slow start in Dryland.

Iman Shumpert Another factor in Smith’s nice weekend, as Shump suffered a hip contusion and had to press his life alert.

Zach Lavine After 9 assists last Wednesday in Mexico City, has been horrific.  8 TO in two games and only one, count em, ONE DIME TOTAL over the weekend.  Lavine asked Flip after back-to-back blowouts if Mexico had a professional basketball league.

Corey Brewer – Trade rumors swirling for a move to either Cleveland or Houston.  Brewer is like, “Yes please!”

Joe Harris Carried the Virginia version of the Cavaliers for a good while, and according to reports, might get a chance to start for the Cleveland version!  Of course if the Cavs trade for Brewer it probably wouldn’t happen, but very solid 12/4/4 with 4 treys Saturday night even though he fouled out.  A junky 30-point blowout, don’t need to be hacking Joe!

Tyreke Evans If only the Pels played the Wolves every night!  16/6/7/4/0 shooting 6-11 with only 2 TO.  Had only 4 steals on the year before last Friday night!  Minnesota is more like Canis Minor than Canis Lupus right now…

Patrick Beverley Key to the Rockets success!  Houston scored 69 last night, and somehow won.  P-Bevved!   12/8/1/2/0 with no TO and a pair of treys.  29 minutes of +13 in +/- getting back out there!

Reggie Jackson Receiver of the P-Bevving!  Still had a good line for 15/11/4/1/0 shooting only 3-11.  After the big Friday of 20/4/12, RJax should still carry the opportunity torch for another few weeks while the Thunder try to get healthy.  Not the time to sell after this one, but strike while the iron is hot a couple down the road.

Michael Carter-Williams Down to only 27 minutes off the bench in his encore Friday.  Tony Wroten got another start and went 19/4/8 to MCW’s 13/5/5, so you gotta hold Wroten as he continues to get mad minutes and at least MCW is staying valuable too.  Man I hate these nonsensical minutes!  But MCW playing an early back-to-back is encouraging for the situation.

K.J. McDaniels Koala Juice!  After starting Thursday and doing nada, went back to the bench for another nothing.  The allure of steals and blocks are still intriguing, but I’ve never been a huge KJ guy so I don’t mind moving on.  Is deserving of some starts and extended run, but this is what nonsensical minutes does!

Nerlens Noel Rough, rough Friday.  Rougher than that Friday Jamie Lee Curtis had a while back!  Wait, that’s Halloween… Although I bet Jamie Lee had some bad Fridays regardless!  8/6/0/0/1 and 4 TO in 23 bench minutes.  The nonsensical minutes fairy knows no bounds!

Dwight Howard Whoa, he’s a fantasy stud!  21/16/0/2/7 on Friday night!  6 TO and 3-12 FT though?!  It’s like that scene from There’s Something About Mary when Dillon is creeping on Diaz, she’s all good lookin’ then he’s accidentally looking at grandma’s titties.  Dwight’s stat lines are like grandma titties.  12/9/1/0/1 last night with 4 TO and 4-13 FT.  Great-grandma titties!

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope I’ve spent this year defending KCP like a drug habit.  I need to go to KCP Anonymous…  “Hello.  My name is JB and I’m a KCP-aholic” “Hello, JB.” “For weeks now, the allure of those big minutes getting me some steals upside with big 3PTM numbers have kept me a defender, but I’ve decided to address the issue after it’s impacted my work…  My family…  After Saturday’s 1-11 shooting and SEVENTH straight game without a steal… I haven’t had a KCP in two days.”  [applause]  Sorry Razzball nation…

Kyle Singler – ... I mean, when Kyle Singler looks like Larry Bird out there off the bench, KCP has got to be looking over his shoulder… 21/4/0/2/1 in a ridiculous 27 minutes shooting 5-8 (5-7 3PTM 6-6 FT) and no TO.  Worth a flier maybe in 16ers or deeper, but Stan Van is gonna Stand [by his] Man with that KCP D.

Jeremy Lamb 24/10/3/3/0 on Friday, but that was in an overtime-aided 45 minutes.  After a slow Sunday (given everyone on OKC was brutal) for 5/4/1/2/1 in only 25 minutes, you can Lamb chop!

Gary Neal – Suffered a common slapstick comedy injury before Friday night by “slipping on a wet spot” hurting his foot, then fell hard on Saturday and sustained a concussion on the court.  It’s like he’s a stunt double!  Get well soon, the Hornets need your O!

Bismack Biyombo A dubdub in only 14 minutes Friday night, then 3/4/0/0/2 Saturday.  Low end blockage!  Maybe his nickname should be constipation… Although my digestion of the Hornets is much better seeing Jason Maxiell finally back on the pine!

Lance Stephenson In one of the weirder stats of the weekend, Lance “I’m going to climb over the back of my own players for rebounds” Stephenson (that’s what it really says on his birth certificate) had no boards on Saturday after 7+ every game thus far.  He also shot better than 50% from the field the first time this year.  Not that it really mattered in the end, as the Hornets got crushed by the Golden State Sleeves.

Gerald Green 28 Pts Wednesday, shot 0-6 for no points in only 8 minutes Friday, then back to 28 minutes for an unreal 26/3/2/2/1 on 10-19 (4-8 3PTM 2-2 FT) shooting Saturday.  Hornacek is calling Mrs. Cleo pregame to get his rotations.  Well not really, it’s all about the hot hand.  Very frustrating to own any Suns right now.

Kawhi Leonard Puts the Eye in Kawhi!  Took a Kobe forearm Friday night to the eyebrow getting stitches, yet came out and played well Saturday.  They’re pink, they’re blue, they’re red from the blood… Maybe he needs to be called rainbow eyes!

James Johnson Suffered a bad ankle sprain Saturday night, so expect him to miss some time.  Makes Patrick Patterson a sneaky streamer play, as he can stuff all the cats like a dog-loving taxidermist.

Jimmy Butler Just goes off when there’s no Rose…  Like Billy Zane!  Big leap there… 32/6/1/2/1, but was the only Bull to show up in that loss to Indy.  Don’t get me wrong, I love Buckets, but this is a great sell high moment.  Especially to a Derrick Rose owner who is seeing Buckets kill it every Rose DNP.

Zack Randolph – 17/22 on Saturday night for the year’s closest Goromotaro!  Still no 20/20 games… Very sad.

Nikola Pekovic – Only 12 minutes Saturday after 19 on Friday in Wolves blowouts.  Choo Choo!  Here comes the Dieng train!  Gorgui Dieng wasn’t “great” in either, but by far wasn’t awful.  Just lovin’ dem mins!

Nicolas Batum Practiced yesterday but doubtful for tonight.  With LaMarcus Aldridge out Saturday as well with “illness”, [Oscar] Meyers Leonard got 30 minutes for 7/12/1 with a trey.  If L.A. misses with Batum, Leonard could be a useful little streamer for deepers as Thomas Robinson seems to be in Stotts’ dog house.  Literally, it’s his home address…

Ben McLemore Getting run into the ground as both Ramon Sessions and Nik Stauskas played under 10 minutes Saturday night.  McLemore did nothing in his 40 minutes going 8/4/1/0/0.  That said, had otherwise been on a decent enough run, and yes, as a struggling addict I must confess it’s difficult, would rather him over KCP… Yikes… What has this world come to?!

DeAndre Jordan This is how to do it, Dwight!  Still gets TO (4) and bad FT (4-7), but 12/18/3/0/7 and only had 4 TO in the previous 5 games.  He’d started a little slow, but loving the 12 blocks the past two and the FT staying low volume.

Marresse Speights – Gotta love Lakers’ junk time!  24/9 shooting 8-11.  Will likely cede a ton of burn when David Lee gets back, but the Ace of Speights is hot for right now!  21 for his last 30 from the field the past 4 games, and worth some scoring streams in deep leagues.

Jeremy Lin Awful.  0/2/1/0/1 in 22 minutes.  Although when Kobe is being Kobe, even touching the ball is a small miracle.

 

Streamers:

Cory Joseph (1% owned) – It’s a busy night so you might not need to stream too hard, but if you need a widely available guy for your deeper leagues, I’ve got some mojo for Cojo.  The comical Sixers are heading to San Antone, and hell, Tony Parker might even get a DNP-rest!  Either way, I think Cojo gets a ton of minutes for some Pts/3s/Ast/Stl upside.

Steve Blake (2% owned) – Staying with a widely available PG steaming option, the Blazers will still have Batum’s minutes to mix-and-match, and Blake is off a 7/1/7/3/0 line and is averaging 23 minutes of 6.8/2.8/4.5/1.5/0.3 with 1.8 treys the past 4.  New Orleans and Portland are both top-7 offenses thus far, so there should be some fireworks in this one.  Not waterdon’tworks!

 

I hope everyone wrapped up some Ws over the weekend, and good luck in week 4!

  1. the_henchmen says:
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    hello JB

    Andre Drummond and Joakim Noah for Boogie?

    is it a good trade?

    10 teams Fantasy points Scorring

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @the_henchmen: Ummm, yeah I think that’s a good one in a Pts league!

  2. hamtime says:
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    1. would you trade lowry+parsons for wall+tyreke in a 16 man league?

    2. is mcbob worth hanging onto (14 man)? notable FAs include: tucker, speights, cole, gobert, mason plum, henson, hawes

    3. dropped lavine for joe harris in my 16 man. lavine just wasn’t cutting it. good move?

    4. drop elfrid for: sims, dalembert, speights, rivers, mkg, copeland, m. morris?

    • hamtime says:
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      @hamtime: oquinn also available (for mcbob and elfrid)

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @hamtime: 1. yup! 2. Gimme O’Quinn for some upside. 3. Ehhh, Lavine indeed isn’t cutting it, but I’m not huge on Harris. But yeah, Lavine is sucking, good move. 4. I’d stream, yeah no problem for Copeland or O’Quinn or really anyone to give decent mins/production.

  3. Joe says:
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    Batum is available in my 10-team H2H league, but my team is pretty good. Should I add him though? thinking about dropping Shumpert

    PG: CP3, Knight, Dragic
    SG: Butler, Hayward
    SF: T Evans, Shumpert
    PF: Millsap, Sullinger, J Hill, West
    C: Cousins, Gasol

    • YOUNGHUSBAND says:
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      @Joe: Lol what are you doing commenting on here? Get him now! 🙂 Drop Shump

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe: Hah yeah def shouldn’t have been dropped, rather Batum over half your guys haha, Shump indeed is the easy move 🙂

  4. SMLV1 says:
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    Calderon is sitting on waivers, Rumor has it he will be back soon….Should I make room to add him?

    12 Team Standard Redraft League

    My Team –

    Paul – PG
    Leonard – SG,SF
    G. Dragic – PG,SG
    A. Burks – PG,SG
    Noel – PF,C
    T. Gibson – PF,C
    Amir Johnson – PF,C
    Sullinger – PF,C
    Millsap – PF,C
    Wroten – PG
    Lin – PG,SG
    Draymond Green – SF,PF
    Oladipo- PG,SG

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @SMLV1: Ummm, yeah I think you should, having trouble IDing the drop though. Hard to say Lin or Wroten, but probably one of them, let’s see one more night of Wroten/MCW minutes tonight

  5. Martin says:
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    JB,
    It looks like a Kidd’s dog house for Henson. Be patient few more weeks or drop for Irishman? 16team

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Martin: Yeah I gotta take Irishman there… Unfortunate…

  6. Lasandro says:
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    Awesome Titanic ref ha! But why deflate my Butler-boner?! The 20pts per will not continue, sure, but all them added stats are money. Have you seen how good his shot is looking now? And I love that he keeps attaching the rim! I don’t know if I could live with myself if I traded him 🙁 Lowry for Vuc is still my only trade option btw.. On your rankings they’re only a few spots apart. Think Lowry would be ranked higher than Lillard if you redid them?

    No one will ever want my kemba. Ever.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Haha didn’t know if anyone would get that on! Butler is THE MAN, don’t get me wrong, but his value is higher than it’ll end up – I think we can agree there 🙂

      Vuc fits the need, I think it’s a good one given what you need. Ummm, nah I think I’d still lean Lillard because Lowry’s history of injuries, even though he has been healthy lately.

      • Lasandro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I’ve sent the Lowry for vuc trade.. Let’s see how we go. Is my Ty for Reke a fairly even trade? His only concern is injuries right? But I’m not liking the niggling probs Ty’s been having and it may be a trade that works in my favour seeing how consistent Reke has been so far

      • Lasandro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: trade done! Thanks for helping me out with the decision mate. Team now looks like (14 cat, 8 team)..
        Kd*
        Ty
        Kemba (ugh..)
        Bogut
        T jones* (what’s goin on here??)
        Gortat
        Kieff
        Vuc
        Oladipo
        MCW
        Millsap
        Ibaka
        Jimmy B

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: Nice! Loving those big man cats now. dunno if I’d make that trade for Evans though, Evans has a lot of nagging injury problems in his past too…

  7. decaf says:
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    Hi JB,

    Nice recap, as always! Obviously Kobe is just chasing the all-time scoring record; he knows it’s a lost season, haha.

    Is Brandan Wright a hold in a 12-er roto league? He doesn’t get much minutes but he has a pretty decent player rating so far. Just wondering if that’s sustinable for the foreseeable future.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @decaf: Thanks man! Hah, yeah Kobe is going crazy right now I bet… Sure, yeah I think in lower minutes Wright producing is nice, gives him the upside if there’s injuries too. Any time!

  8. Principal Blackman says:
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    In my 10-cat roto league (no TO, but both pts, FGM, and FG% along with 3pt% and the rest of the usual suspects), an owner offered me Manimal and Tony Wroten for my Serge, which I rejected with a Dikembe Mutombo finger wag. He came back with Goran Dragic for my Pau, which I am also going to reject. But I do like Goran as a buy low. Do I counter with Jordan Hill for Goran? Or do I stand pat? Here’s the rest of my squad:

    PG: Collison
    SG: Kemba
    G: Monta
    SF: Lamb
    PF: millsap
    F: Pau
    C: Serge
    C: J Hill
    Util: Draymond Green
    Util: Mason Plumlee
    BN: Ed Davis, Motiejunas, LaVine, Booker, Calderon

    Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Principal Blackman: Haha, nononono indeed. Ummm, yeah I like the Hill counter, even though Goran isn’t gonna be there with the dimes, I think he’s indeed a good buy low

  9. jcg says:
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    Who you liking between Shumpty Dumpty and Solomon of the Hill for ROS? Dropping Elfrid

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jcg: Hmmmm, good one… Ya know, gimme Hill!

      • jcg says:
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        @JB Gilpin: with Hills upside not that great do you like a flier on J Harris, Clarkson or Covington instead? Thoughts on those guys?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @jcg: Nah I mean I don’t think any of those guys has upside better than Hill’s maybe Covington but I really really doubt it

  10. Wutang says:
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    Hey JB – love it as always!

    My buddy got offered drummond for jimmy buckets – i thought it was an unreal trade for him, ultimate sell high buy low, but he doesn’t want to give up on the jimmy breakout season!

    If it was me I woulda took the trade, but thats why I’m here to ask you – how low is big ol drumsticks value right now? is it picked the chicken up off the KFC floor, or a big ol greasy double down sweet chili crunch thing I keep seing on commercials?

    thanks again my man!

    • Wutang says:
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      @Wutang: as well, was just offered tristan f’in Thompson.. As well as Ariza (ouu) and Avery Bradley for my Fournier (streamer..), dunleavy(streamer) and taj. What do you think?

      Id rather try to get others, just curious on your value for then

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Wutang: Thanks man! Haha yeah I’d have to take Drummond side too, value is low but will improve. Also Butler getting a ton of run and usage with no Rose. Ugh, while I hate T, to get Ariza in a mix of trades of pretty much all scrubs, I’ll take Ariza! I like Gibson, but his value has gone down a tad.

        • Wutang says:
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          @JB Gilpin: made headway on the scrub trade: I got Ariza Calderon and Bradley(Prob be dropped) for Gibson Fournier and Dunleavy!

          My friend then gave up Lee, Boozer and Jennings for Conley Drummond and Wright…… Wish I had some people’s luck!

          Of course you likey, but lemme know what to do from here! Ur da mannnnn

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Wutang: Of course likey! Damn, wish I had that Drummo move! Well gotta get Calderon healthy and happy and you’ll be good!

  11. Quintero says:
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    Great roundup(and podcasts!)

    brewer, shumpert, nick young, bodgan, and McBob / Stuckey, please rank them 9cat/h2h

    (Silly question but in a move limited league..and just got rid of jrue/frye/miles.plumlee for Lawson/Ersan/McBob because the playoff schedule.. Kinda need to make two moves now.)

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Quintero: Thanks so much! let’s see, prob Shump, Stuckey, Young, McBob, Brewer, Bojan ROS.

  12. david says:
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    great article mate, good read and the end of a days work

    was just wondering what you thought of this trade.

    my teague and duncan for his lawson and noah?

    seems pretty good but just wanted another opinion

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @david: Thanks for reading man! Yeah I def want Lawson side, Lawson>Teague Noah>Duncan so a great win there!

  13. Mugiwara says:
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    Would you rather have Varejao or Humphries? Thinking of dropping Varejao, who is averaging 6 boards…on less than 27mpg and hasnt double doubled yet. Love is really diminishing his value…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mugiwara: Yeah agree, I would indeed go Humphries, 4 games assimilated into the rotation and all 4 have been good

  14. Slim

    Slim says:
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    I’m not sure who all started the 2nd half for the Bucks but it looks like Kidd might have finally figured out his best lineup is Knight, KMidd, Anteok, Parker, Sanders. It’s about mother effin time!

    Dang I had a tough REL loss. I’m almost healthy… almost.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slim: Yup it was that mix! Kidd finally figuring out his best lineup, didn’t have all training camp or preseason to figure out what we all knew… Haha.

      F you grabbed KMidd in our RCL and I was gonna… Ugh

      • Slim

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        @JB Gilpin: I was out of moves last week, that’s you get for sleeping in till noon! Could he get a DNP next time out with Mayo and Dudley getting 24 minutes a piece? It’s just that the odds of that are probably better than me getting hit by lightning while I type this… *Looks up* I’m waiting… waiting… wait… I guess we’ll see. Better to find out with him on my team than as a free agent I recon.

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          @Slim: Pssshhhh writing til 4 then sleeping til noon! Well I wanted KMidd too bc Bucks have 4 games starting on Tues, so would get the 4 slate. Not to be confused with 4 skin

  15. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    Lillard, Lawson, Payton
    Knight, CLee, NYoung
    Butler, Hayward
    Markieff, Deng, Covington
    Al Jeff, Adams

    a) I asked you last week about general philosophy on using the #1 waiver spot in a deep league.

    Now Demarre Carroll just got dropped. I feel like hes enough to pull the trigger. Agree?

    b) Took a harmless flier on Covington. Any thoughts on him?

    c) I’ve got Mozgov and O’Quinn on the wire. Are either worth owning over Adams (if Covington doesn’t pan out)?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @J: Hey man! Yeah 20-teamer, I’d use it. b – Uhhhh, Slim likes him more than me, I’m a little hesitant. Will be watching tonight and give a good review tomorrow, I caution the D-League guys who come up rarely have a big impact. c – Whoa, O’Quinn and MOzzy out there too!? I probably would rather O’Quinn over Covington, unless something crazy happens tonight, but rather Adams over both

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        @JB Gilpin: Ah shoot. I forgot some info. This is actually a 14-teamer ha!

        H2H (11 CAT w/ FTM & FGM)

        Does that change the greenlight on Carroll?

        Much appreciated!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @J: Ah, np! Sorry if I got my wires crossed. Nah, greenlight away for Carroll!

  16. hamtime says:
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    wall+tyreke for lowry+parsons+chalmers. too much if i am giving up lowry?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hamtime: Nope! LIke getting best in deal

  17. bren says:
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    Hello! Do you have any love for Kris humphries? In limited minutes he has been more productive than the likes of mozgov and plumlee!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @bren: Yup I like him! Rather him over Mozgov. Which Plumlee, Mason? Yeah prob Humphries there too

  18. Joe says:
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    JB! Isn’t it great to see Melo tearing it up for me? 😀

    Since you suggest buying low on Horford, let’s see what we can do. My 9-cat, 10-team league allows you to keep 3 for up to 3 years but each year you keep them at a “one-round higher” cost.

    Would Conley – who I won’t keep at a R.2 value in all likelihood, and Noel be enough to buy low on Horford and get Kemba too? That would have us trading 3rd + 7th rounders straight up. Do I need to sweeten the pot? Does it leave me too weak on blocks? Thoughts are welcome! Noel, blocks aside, could be a defensive juggernaut or a total albatross, and I don’t see keeping him over Durant, M.Gasol, MCW, Monroe, or IT2 right now.

    My team: Melo, Durant, Conley, M.Gasol, Matthews, Jrue, Noel, MCW, Monroe, IT2, J.Hill(w)
    His team: DMC, Wall, Horford, Vucevic, Gay, Oladipo, Kemba, D.West (drop), RoLo, PBev, Green, Nene(w)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Joe: Yessir! I would def start there with your offer, might be plenty enough. Blocks aren’t great losing Noel, but Sixers keep jacking his minutes, so that’s not helping at all

  19. Morning JB! I just proposed Gordon Hayward for Andre Drummond. Are you cool with that as small buy-lowish deal?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @WNWDOTCOM: Morning man! Yup! Love it!

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        @JB Gilpin: Sending Hayward to get Drummond?? I would have to hugely disagree with that! Hayward is the real deal!

        • @Magones: I see Drummond as an elite rebounder and shot blocker. Hayward can go for 30 but he can also lay an egg. I like the out of position rebounds but considering ThrAGNOF, I think Drummond > Hayward. I have hard time rostering SGs & SFs when there are elite options at PG and C.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @WNWDOTCOM: Agree, the high end blocks and rebounds over the 3s, they’re def close than draft day that’s for sure! @Magones:

  20. Blockbuster says:
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    thinking about this trade…what do you think (if it’s fair):
    My Tobias, Dragic, Oladipo
    For
    Lowry, Favors, Wesley Matthews

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Blockbuster: It’s awesome, still very fair too though. Lowry is best in deal, love Favors and think Matthews is underrated, sucks to give up Dragic a little low, but he’s not gonna hit his ADP

  21. Tony says:
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    What’s the word on durant? Any timetable for return known? I haven’t seen anything anywhere?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Tony: Still mid-Dec I think

  22. Clay says:
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    Hey JB, thanks for another great recap. In my 16-t league, Iguodala has been dropped. Having given up on KCP, should I make the change? Other notable FA’s include Joe Harris, Len, Humphries, Speights, and Mo Williams. Thanks as always!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Clay: Thanks for reading man! Gimme Humphries! 4 straight good games in the Wiz rotation

  23. Dom says:
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    Great work JB.

    Looks like I drunkenly sent out some trade proposals this weekend, and my Monta Ellis for his Drummond was accepted. Not a bad move if I’m happy with my guard depth? (Brandon Knight!). However, now I’m very concerned about FT% since I’m second to last with Drummond, Favors, Vucevic, Al Jefferson all throwing up bricks from the line. 10 team Roto 8 Category any suggestions? I think I’ll try and trade Jefferson since he’s not rebounding and I don’t need scoring help. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dom: Thanks man! Haha, hate those drunk offers! Why I have to stay away from my fantasy teams on the weekends… 🙂 Love the trade though, but yeah FT% would be a concern. Vuc and Jeff should improve though. Big Al for Dirk? And yessir, woohoo on Knight!

  24. Shaft says:
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    With Byron Scott talking about impending line up changes, is Ed Davis worth being owned everywhere if (when) he takes Boozer’s starting gig?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Shaft: I already had Davis owned in all my leagues, so yessir! Stupid Boozer, he’s terrible

  25. Philzilla says:
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    Dropped James Johnson for the ultimate flyer Swaggy P or Daddy Swag or Snoop Swaggy Swag or whatever he goes by these days. Need the games in a tough matchup this week and he plays the off days. Any predictions on Swag Daddy? I don’t think Kobe taking so many shots a game is physically sustainable and someone else is going to need to jack some up besides Kobe. Swaggy is the man for the job.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Philzilla: Swaggy FGM! Haha. Yeah Johnson might not play all week so yeah, like it. Not a huge Swaggy guy, but should give ya some points

      • Philzilla says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I googled FGM thinking it was like some twitter slang I didn’t know. Like SMH or FTW or OMW. Fun stuff. I’m going to start sprinkling in FGM where I can in my tweets. LOL.

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          @Philzilla: Hahahaha nice. Like instead of #fail, #FGM

  26. Snacks13 says:
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    “Maybe the key is a treasure map tattooed on his back”… Nice!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Snacks13: Haha thanks man!

  27. Boom Shakalaka says:
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    Would you drop Taj for Dieng now that Pek’s ankle is clearly not 100%?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Boom Shakalaka: Whewwwww, that’s a tough one. I think I’d stick with Taj but very very close

      • Boom Shakalaka says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Under what circumstances would you pull the trigger and grab Dieng?

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          @Boom Shakalaka: I think he’s close to a must own… Try to drop my bottom guy for him if it was someone worse than Gibby

  28. Frank White says:
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    Wusup JB… I’ve been getting killed in my h2h 9 CAT league with a total of 7 points 7-19-1… I’ve been without Westbrook n west and low on boards and assists.. ask other cats in very close and probly would’ve done good if I had a full team but I can’t afford to wait another 2-3 weeks getting killed like this. I might trade Westbrook and Ellis fir lillard n Draymond Green. I still got Collison, dragic and Wroten. which besides dragic have been doing better then Ellis. at least with green I’ll have more boards blocks and alittle less assists but lillard would make up for it and green has as many or more 3’s then Ellis.. What would you do in my position??

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Frank White: Still think that’s giving up too much, I know it’s hard struggling, but just my opine. Wroten is a good sell high but I dunno if anyone will take him.

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        I know it’s a bit too much but if I sink the next 3 weeks then it’s gonna be hard to return.. Ellis is great but hasn’t been as expected.. collision and wroten have been better then him and lillard might be better then Westbrook.. do you have faith in draymond green though?? he scores less then Ellis but hits all cats.. he sent the trade. I also got besides the other 3 pg’s I told you about and Ellis n Westbrook
        Kevin Martin
        Courtney Lee
        ibaka
        millsap
        west
        Copeland
        Monroe
        favors
        Barnes( stream spot)
        ibaka isn’t giving me many boards and I thought green could help.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Frank White: Nah i think Westbrook will be better if healthy, and his injury shouldn’t impede him too much, just his hand. Yeah I like Green a lot! But still you’re giving up rd. 1 and rd. 4 value pre-draft for rd. 2 and flier that has panned out

  29. Mike says:
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    Picked up Blake in my 20 team league for Pope.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Yup all good with that!

  30. Mike says:
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    I picked up Blake Sunday. Pope when he is on only gives you scoring, but within the last week he is only shooting .317 which doesn’t cut it.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Mike: Agree. I only own KCP now in my 20 team dynasty, which I’m fine with

  31. Ed says:
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    Gallinari—cut that underperformer loose or stick it out?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Ed: Depends on league size, the way Shaw is running inconsistent rotations, I’m fine dropping in most leagues

  32. kisses says:
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    I just moved KevMart and IT2 for Vucevic and the guy dropped Olynyk to make the move. I had a 10 (of 12) waiver claim and woke up this morning with Olynyk on my team. That trade just keeps getting better! Now I’m hoping my 12 waiver is good enough to get Shumpert… (potentially losing Wilson Chandler for him)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @kisses: Whoa nice! I’m fine getting Shump there but not losing sleep over it with Shump a little banged up

  33. NimsheyPOBlo says:
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    JB, Which two to start in a points league this week: Courtney Lee, Arron Afflalo, Steven “All of a sudden I block shots” Adams. Or should I just find a 3-sided coin to flip?

    Thanks in advance.

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      @NimsheyPOBlo: Haha I want a three-sided coin! I’d prob still bench Adams, those big blocks last night were a fluke

  34. jeremy says:
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    Ryan Anderson was just dropped in my league. Should I drop any of Afflalo, Burks, Sloan, or Jordan Hill for him?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jeremy: Yes, yes, yes! And Hill, nah. But I would probably start by losing Afflalo

      • jeremy says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah can’t believe he was let go

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @jeremy: Me either, people are getting finicky!

  35. Hayward Ginobili says:
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    20 team, H2H, Keep 10 players forever (standard cats plus weird ones – minutes and technical fouls):

    My team:
    PG/SG – Wall, Bledsoe, RJax, A Bradley, Sloan
    SF/PF/C – Kieff, Jonas, J Hill, Henson, Sims, L Allen, Harkless, Jerebko, Early, McGary

    No legitimate SF on my team, would you take this deal: Parsons for RJax? Should I shoot higher with RJax now or do you think this is a good buy low for Parsons?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hayward Ginobili: Perfect buy low, gimme Parsons! didn’t you offer me something bad for Parsons in our RCL 🙂 Although I can’t talk, my team did awful this past week

      • Hayward Ginobili says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah that was