On July 31, 2019, RTS Sat (Radio Television Serbia) sent a team to Memphis, as the Grizzlies signed Marko Guduric to a multi-year contract. Their first questions for the Serbian star were, Do you like Memphis? Ja. Do you like rock-n-roll music? Ja. Do you like Elvis? Uh huh huh. Fast forward six months, and the RTS Sat crew didn’t care about the 13.2 minutes in 33 games played for their Serbian. What excites you most about the Grizzlies? Ja. Who will win the Rookie of the Year? Ja. What will the name of your child be? Ja. The RTS Sat crew wasn’t messing around. Guduric wasn’t messing around. Beep. Boop. Bop. You know what also never messes around? The Stocktonator. Ja Morant, on the other hand, messed around for the first time in his young career last night.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 10 10 1 1 3 2/7 9/17 7/9

In 35 minutes. On the season, Ja is just outside the top 100 for fantasy. Much of that had to do with the playing time, as there were many games, especially early on, when he was receiving only 25 minutes of run a night. That was probably by design, to bring Ja along slowly. He’s at 30 minutes per game right now. If he gets another two to three minutes per game, a top 75 finish isn’t out of the question because he averages around 18 points, 4 boards, 7 dimes, and 1 steal per game. The percentages are excellent, around 50% from the field and over 80% from the line. The most impressive aspect of his game is his ability to get to the rim and convert amongst the bigs. Over 65% of his shot attempts are within 10 feet from the basket. He’s 6′ 3″ and 174 pounds, y’all! And only 20 years old! Wait until he fills out physically! The comps to Russell Westbrook have been made. The advanced stats for NBA.com only go back to 2013, the sixth year of Westbrook’s career, and only 38% of his shots were within 10 feet! Will Morant be better than Westbrook? Ja?

Here’s what else I saw last night:

 

Kyle Anderson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 5 2 1 0 0 0 7/9 2/2

Got the start and played 30 minutes, a role he will likely fill until Justise Winslow is ready to return. Slow Mo is a low usage player, so don’t expect the points to be there often. He’s all about the boards and some defensive stats. If that’s what you need, he’s not the worst option for the short term because he’s going to get the minutes and the Grizzlies play at a fast offensive pace.

Jonas Valanciunas

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 18 0 0 2 0 0/1 4/8 0/2

A jv performance on offense, but a typical JV game on the boards. On the season, he’s 11th in boards per game at 10.2.

Rui Hachimura

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 11 1 0 0 0 1/2 5/13 1/2

In 25 minutes, as he’s still getting ramped up after missing close to two months due to injury. If you need points and boards, then konichiwa Rui-san. If you need anything else, then sayonara Rui-san.

Moritz Wagner

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 9 2 0 0 1 1/3 7/11 4/6

In 24 minutes off the bench. It’s been three games since Wagner has been back, and he’s been on the same program as Rui. The minutes have slowly been ramping up. Hmmm, all the injuries for the Wizards. No wonder they were one of the worst teams in the league. All will be right now!!! Hahahahahahahhahahah. Wagner is averaging 20 minutes per game on the season, and will likely be in the low-20s for the rest of the season. Points, boards, and tres are what he provides with a side of defensive stats from time to time.

Jayson Tatum

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 11 1 0 1 4 4/7 10/19 2/4

Let’s check in with the Tatum household…..

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Over the past 12 games, Jayson has been a top 10 player for fantasy. On the season, he’s top 20. Dayam. The usage rate has been over 30, yet he’s only turned the ball over 2 times per game. He’s jacking up 19 shots per game, converting 50% of them, grabbing boards, dishing out dimes, draining 4 tres, and could be the newest member of the 1/1/1 club. Boston fans, would you rather have Tatum or Anthony Davis?

Daniel Theis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 11 5 0 0 0 1/4 5/11 2/4

In 30 minutes, only the sixth time all year getting at least 30 minutes of run. Regardless, he starts for the Celtics and gets around 25 minutes or run a game. Theis Theis baby primarly provides boards, blocks, and steals, but will deliver a tres here and there. The field goal percentage is excellent as well. The free throw shooting isn’t great, but at least the volume is low.

Danilo Gallinari

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 5 1 0 0 2 3/6 8/14 5/6

The Italian Rooster provides points, tres, boards, and excellent free throw percentage. He’s played 44 games so far this season. He’s played over 60 games five times in his 10 year career. Heads or tails? Red or black? Wesley Snipes said to always bet on black. Ponder that one.

Chris Paul and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander wore matching stat lines.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 5 5 2 0 3 1/5 8/15 5/6

 

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 6 4 0 0 1 3/4 8/12 5/7

Awwww, that’s so cute. For those actually interested in which stat line goes with who, one must remember a valuable life mantra: always respect your elders.

Dennis Schroder

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 7 1 1 1 1 3/7 8/21 3/3

In 36 minutes off the bench. Is Schroder like the greatest fantasy player ever now? It seems like it because he’s delivering these stat lines on a nightly basis. Or is that a figment of my imagination? Probably. Dennis menaces the opposition by going on heaters like this once in a while, but on the season, he’s a top 100 player. Points, tres, boards, and dimes are on the regular. The percentages are high and the turnovers are low. The defensive stats are lacking, but he will provide some from time to time to produce full stat lines.

The Knicks lost to the Hawks, 135-140 in double OT!!!!

Julius Randle

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
35 18 3 1 1 6 0/2 13/25 9/12

In 46 minutes. This is the ceiling for Randle, and a glorious one it is. Unfortunately, they come just slightly more than Halley’s Comet. Points, boards, and some dimes are the core of Randle’s fantasy production, like if the human body only had the heart, neural network, and bones. When Randle provides in the other cats, then it would be akin to that core having skin, hair, and makeup.

R. J. Barrett

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
5 4 3 1 0 0 0 2/6 1/2

In 22 minutes. It’s been three games since Barrett returned from an ankle injury, and the playing time has been 18, 21, and 22 minutes. He’s scored 12, 3, and 5 points respectively. On the season, he’s not even a top 300 player! So crazy. 39% shooting from the field and 59% from the line are big reasons why.

Mitchell Robinson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 11 0 3 3 0 0 7/8 1/3

In 35 minutes off the bench. Does Taj Gibson have some sort of consecutive starts record in sight that I’m not aware of? W. T. F!!! Anyways, at least Mr. Robinson’s neighborhood was open to the public for over 30 minutes. With that said, it was only one game. The prior four games, it was open for 19, 19, 15, and 19 minutes.

John Collins

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
32 16 3 0 1 0 1/3 12/19 7/9

In 50 minutes!!! Top 10 player on the season! Love seeing the blocks, as he’s averaging 1.7 on the season. Last year, that number was at 0.6. Now, we are all waiting to see the impact Clint Capela will have. The boards will likely go down. What else if anything?

De’Andre Hunter

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 9 1 5 0 0 3/7 7/15 2/3

I’m so curious to see what Hunter’s ceiling is. Sometimes I think he will just be some random 3-and-D player, while there are other scenarios that have him being one of the best two-way players in the game. Shrug emoji. I don’t think he has the offensive game to take him to that level, but he could be a maven on D. For redraft, if you need tres, boards, with the scratch off potential of steals, then Hunter could be viable. He plays a ton of minutes and the Hawks play at a fast pace. Just know that he’s outside the top 200 on the season and the ceiling has been top 75-80.

Trae Young

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
48 1 13 2 0 7 6/13 13/30 16/16

In 48 minutes! The Lord rests on the Sabbath. He has Trae fill in. Over the last three games, Trae has been the #3 player. Small sample size for sure, but check out these numbers: 40.1 minutes, 40 points, 5.3 tres, 2.7 boards, 10.3 dimes, and 1.7 steals. 45% from the field on 24.3 attempts and 95% from the line on 13.3 attempts. Imagine if he didn’t turn the ball over 6.3 times per game! The usage rate has been 38.7!!! LOL. The Lord would be proud. Since it’s Monday for you readers and for the Lord, then He’s definitely proud now.

Dewayne Dedmon

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 8 0 0 5 4 1/5 4/12 1/1

In 33 minutes off the bench. When Capela returns, Dewayne will once again be a Dedmon, so enjoy the good times while they last.

Thaddeus Young

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 10 0 1 0 2 0/1 5/11 0

Continues to start and played 37 minutes. Young provides boards and steals, but his value will disappear when Lauri Markkanen returns. At least that won’t be until the end of the month.

Luke Kornet

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 2 0 0 1 1 4/8 10/14 1/1

Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuukkkke.

Zach LaVine

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
32 1 8 3 1 9 5/10 11/21 5/6

Played 40 minutes. 9 turnovers. Oof. He’s averaging 3.3 on the season, so I wouldn’t be too concerned on that front. LaVine has been great this season. He’s never finished inside the top 60 for fantasy, but will likely be a top 40 player this season.

Al Horford

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
0 7 2 0 2 0 0/2 0/6 0

Maybe I was wrong with my Horford take earlier. He’d have these games, but I’d always say that at the end of the season, he’d be a top 30-40 player. Well, that could be in jeopardy, as he’s outside the top 60 now. Maybe the whole playing next to Joel Embiid wasn’t so great after all for his fantasy prospects. Give me the word and I shall perform seppuku. Or jump in front of a bus. Whichever you prefer.

Joel Embiid

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 12 5 3 4 4 1/3 8/17 11/14

Holy shitballs…..Now that is a fantasy stat line if I’ve ever seen one.

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Ben Simmons

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 10 10 4 0 7 0 6/13 7/10

The 27th time Simmons has messed around in his career. That is no B. S. How about the 2.2 steals per game? Good for #1 in the league!!! Such a unique fantasy asset, as he’s elite in four cats, but have to punt three cats.

Furkan Korkmaz

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
31 5 2 3 0 2 6/11 12/17 1/1

This Furkan guy!!! Back-to-back 30-point games. This is not the N. W. O., though. If you think so, then you’re Furkan out of your mind.

Rudy Gobert

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 15 0 1 1 1 0 3/6 6/8

Gobert is second in the league for boards, fifth in blocks, fourth in dub-dubs, and first in field goal percentage at 68.9%! Top 35 player on the season. Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!

Mike Conley

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 5 6 0 0 2 2/5 8/16 2/3

Made his fourth straight start and played 34 minutes. Over the last three games, he’s been a top 70 player, averaging 33.1 mintues, 19.7 points, 3 tres, 5.3 boards, 5 dimes, and 1 steal. 47% from the field and 76% from the line with a paltry 1.7 turnovers per game. He looks healthy now, and the 39% shooting from the field seems like a distant memory. Conley is another example of patience being a virtue.

Jordan Clarkson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 6 2 0 0 0 3/7 12/19 3/3

In 29 minutes off the bench. Of course Jordan scores points. He’d have to change his name if he couldn’t. Now, he’s inconsistent and doesn’t provide much outside of points and tres, so don’t go nuts after these spike games.

James Harden

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 10 10 1 2 1 2/13 11/23 4/6

Another trip-dub last night! That was the 48th time Harden has messed around. The scoring has been down lately, but Harden has still been a top five player for fantasy, as he’s been contributing across the board. He’s a 1/1/1 player while pulling down 6.5 boards and 7.3 dimes. Oh, and he’s only scoring around 30 points per game and contributing around 4 tres per. I am so Harden excited. Excuse me as I have to…uhhh….go to the bathroom.

Marcus Morris Sr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 4 2 3 0 1 0/4 5/12 0

Made his Clippers debut and played 22 minutes, as he started. Kawhi Leonard did not play and the Clippers smoked the Cavs, 133-92, so not much can be gleaned from this game.

With Kawhi and Patrick Beverley out, Lou Williams and Landry Shamet got the start. Lou contributed 25 points, 5 boards, 3 dimes, and 2 steals. Paul George provided 22 points, 6 boards, 4 dimes, 1 steal, and 1 block. He had a huge first quarter and was on pace for a monster performance, but the Cavs were just too inept.

Andre Drummond

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 14 3 2 1 4 2/3 7/17 3/7

Talk about DGAF. 2 for 3 on tres? LOL. Seriously, though, I’ve seen him drain step back tres when he plays during the summer, so I know he has it in the bag.

Kevin Porter Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 4 3 1 0 0 1/3 8/14 0/1

In 28 minutes off the bench.

He’s crazy athletic and was a lottery pick before off-the-court issues dropped him during the draft. He should continue to get run and develop as the season progresses. Points, tres, a handful of boards and dimes, and steals should be in the offering.

Bam Adebayo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 12 7 0 3 3 0 6/14 1/2

The only things missing from Bam’s game are the tres and free throw shooting. If he ever takes care of those two, top 10 player perhaps?

Jimmy Butler did not play so Kelly Olynyk, Derrick Jones Jr., Kendrick Nunn, and Duncan Robinson filled out the starting lineup.

Duncan Robinson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 6 3 1 0 1 6/15 6/15 1/1

He starts, plays a ton of minutes, and provides points, tres, and boards. Now, he won’t play the 38 minutes like last night on the regular. More like 30 minutes seems right, but he can still provide close to 4 tres per game.

Jae Crowder

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 11 3 2 1 1 5/8 6/11 1/2

In 35 minutes off the bench. A great debut, but we need to see how the rotations are with Butler on the court.

Goran Dragic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 4 7 1 0 2 5/13 8/20 6/7

In 31 minutes off the bench. The shooting efficiency can be an issue at times, but Dragic plays 28-29 minutes per game, garners a usage rate of 27-28, and provides plenty of points, tres, boards, dimes, and steals.

Andre Iguodala

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
2 6 3 1 1 2 0/1 1/2 0

In 23 minutes off the bench. This will likely be the norm for Iguodala. The answer is no unless you are desperate for defensive stats or have his posters plastered all over the walls.

Trevor Ariza

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 4 5 3 1 0 2/4 7/10 5/5

Continues to start and played 40 minutes!!! LOL. He has these games, which suck you in, then he spits you out with a dud. The usage rate is low, so I wouldn’t expect points on the regular. Tres, boards, and steals are his main contributions. If you hop aboard the Ariza express, expect the journey to be a bumpy one.

Hassan Whiteside

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 17 0 1 4 2 0 3/8 5/8

Take that, Miami!!!

Gary Trent Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 4 0 4 0 0 5/7 8/11 1/1

In 33 minutes off the bench. Mario Hezonja left the game after five minutes due to an injury, so Trent soaked up minutes and usage. In addition, the only other bench players available for the Trail Blazers were power forwards. With that said, he had been playing over 26 minutes per game regardless and had carved out a nice role for himself. Trent provides points, tres, and steals. The free throw shooting is excellent, but the field goal percentage is spotty. On the season, he’s at 44%, and there have been stretches close to 50%. Just know that in the preseason this year and 15 games last season, he shot in the low-30% range.

  1. NYFantaC says:
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    Thanks for the Recap! As usuals!

    Here’s the scenario: 12 Team, H2H 10 Cats (DD). This is the final week before playoffs. You have one available spot on your roster. You have one pickup left for the rest of the season. You’re in line to make it to the chip, but you and your top opponent are neck and neck. Both your teams are pretty even categorically. Your next move can make or break your season. Who do you grab for best overall value for the rest of the season?

    Available Targets:
    Malik Beasley
    Furkan Korkmaz
    Kevin Porter Jr
    Juan Hernangomez
    James Johnson
    Marquise Chriss
    Ky Bowman
    Jordan Poole

    Welcoming all comments.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Chriss

  2. miles proudfoot says:
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    Good morning to you and Ja live!

    I need to make room for returning injured players in two leagues, both 12 teamers. 2 for 1 trades are tough to come by. Regardless of team build, who do you think the drop is when…

    Holmes returns: Chriss, Jerami Grant, Dragic, Duncan Robinson (Dragic, Rubio, Dray Green, S Adams)

    Jamaal Murray: Noel, Favors, Ibaka, Bogdanovic (Sac)

    Thank you!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Good morning, miles!

      Adams

      Bog

  3. Trader says:
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    Great column as always. Couple of things to kick off All Star week….

    1. Patience on Conley indeed. Probably the best (so far) advice given. It was difficult watching him play right after I claimed him off the wire. Gave him two weeks. Then decided one more since I was in first place and could afford do so. Fingers crossed he holds up.

    2. Trying to be patient with JRich too. Hammies are tough. He is not moving well on defense which is the indicator.
    With those new wings added in Philly, it will be interesting to see his contributions moving forward. The wire is not great (Wagner, Trent, K Porter, B Brown, Finney) so not tempted to do much yet.

    3. I have Bryant in My IR slot. Kennard, Markk on the wire. More patience here or exchange? I tried selling Bryant off his could solid games but no takers. He went Walton on me.

    4. A sign of old age: one of the joys of fantasy has been watching so many guys who my son played against. At one point the count was over 30. Now they are in that 29-34 year old range where some are in transition And others are still all-stars….Father Time waits for no one. Enjoy your life!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Thanks, Trader!

      1) it’s a virtue for a reason. 🙂 although sometimes it’s a curse
      2) I’m more inclined to replace my RichardSON
      3) this one is tough, but I’m inclined to hold. For at least a little bit longer
      4) indeed, it sure does fly. Well said, Trader. Well said

  4. Jep says:
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    Morning Son!
    After a disappointing loss last week, 2-7 vs. 2nd place, I made up ground last night winning 8-1 vs. last place and 2nd place lost 4-5. PG13 and Ice Trae saved the day. Next matchup is a marathon scaling two weeks and only 4 moves. I already used one this morning for Theis cuz I’m lacking rebs. Here’s hoping I don’t blow my load early and Capela comes back after ASB.

    Off-topic, but your thoughts on which keeper to pair next year with Trae(7th rd cost):
    – Isaac (4th rd cost)
    – Klay (9th rd cost)
    – Brogdon (9th rd cost)

    G: Trae, Booker, Brogdon, Rozier, Dinwiddie
    F: PG13, Mikal, Bjelica
    C: KAT, Capela, Chriss

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Good luck this next period.

      Isaac

      • Jep says:
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        I can’t imagine my team if Isaac never went down. Cruise control 2020.
        I’ll stash him once Capela comes back and hope I won’t have to use the IL after that.
        Rest up Stock god!

        • Son

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          Seriously. So damn good. I traded him away in my dynasty league and I’m still sad

  5. Mr. Blast says:
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    aYYYYo!

    Came close to swapping out my Bryant for Theis this morning.

    But I’m going to wait for a more solid update on him.

    (Theis got nabbed anyway while I was BS*ing)

    Let him rest over the break & take it from there.

    You still low on Levert ?!?!? Glad I held..

    Took out the #1 seed this week, feeling good about the squad (Besides Bryant & Holmes)

    What you think ? – H2H – 12 team league – 15 man roster deep one

    Jrue/Lowry/Rozier/Conley
    Oubre/Levert/Grant/Bertans/Mikal
    Jokic/Vucevic/Bryant/Holmes/Wood/Noel

    Any moves I should make here ?

    Available FAs – Trent, T. Davis, Korkmaz, J. Johnson, Bowman, Napier, Okogie, Henson

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Bryant is a tough one. Foot injuries scare me but …but….but….upside is tantalizing.

      I’m not buying this LeVert. He’s shown this upside before but I’m not buying the efficiency. Plus, Kyrie has been out but I’m glad you went with your gut. It usually knows what’s best

      I’d be most interested in Trent and JJ. Want to see how things shake out in Minny. Drop candidates would be Bryant and Grant, depending on how their situations play out

  6. Jeff Ace says:
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    Hey Son,

    12 team keeper (Keep 3 lose 1 for 3 rounds)

    Would you trade a 2020 1st rd pick (i am a top team) for any 2 of the below (The owner wants a 1st for any of the 2):

    Wood
    Dinwiddie
    Bertans
    Holmes
    Miles Turner

    My squad below

    PG: shai/fox/rozier/Aaron holiday
    SG: harden/lamb/Hardaway
    SF:oubre/ Hayward /Isaac/crowder/myakhailuk
    PF: Greek/Sabonis/bjelica/nance
    C:JJJ/Jokic

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Wood or Holmes

      • Jeff Ace says:
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        I can get both for my 1st – Do i do it?

        • Jeff Ace says:
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          he offered

          Holmes/Wood/Trent Jr./2020 3rd

          FOR

          2020 1st/Hardaway/Goga

          • Son

            Son says:
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            I would, although I do like Goga.

            • Jeff Ace says:
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              TY – trying to see if he’d do

              2020 1st/Hardaway

              FOR

              Holmes/Wood/2020 3rd

              • Son

                Son says:
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                Ok, but in order to get, you have to give

              • Jeff Aces says:
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                We made a deal

                2020 1st/THJ/Aaron Holiday

                FOR

                Woods/Holmes/Trent/2020 3rd

                • Son

                  Son says:
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                  Nice! Hope it works out for you

  7. Ben says:
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    I was offered Jaxson Hayes ($6 next year) for my Beasley ($10 next year). Any chance Beasley becomes keepable at that price, or just take Hayes and hope for the best? I’m out of it this year, but Jaxson just never plays so not sure it’s worth trading for him. Thanks.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Yeah, don’t think it’s worth it

      • Ben says:
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        Thanks, I’ll pass on Hayes then.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Anytime

  8. eballs says:
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    THJ or Hachimura in a points league

    • Son says:
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      Rui

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