Last year, Jahlil Okafor had a plan to “burn fat and significantly improve his athleticism and stamina.” He hit the weight room and implemented yoga into his regimen. The biggest change was in diet, though. He had tried being a vegan, as he heard that certain foods were inflammatory. One of the side effects, though, was that it caused the iron level to be low, which affected his cardio. He needed more protein. Now, there are no processed foods, sugars, and red meat, but instead plenty of fish and chicken. As everyone that has tried to diet can attest to, there’s what’s called “cheat days.” Well, last night, Okafor had one of those, as he feasted on Denver Nuggets to the tune of:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 5 0 2 1 3 0 8/13 10/13

He looked spry and nimble, cutting to the basket and pirouetting in the lane for bucket after bucket. Granted, Nikola Jokic looked completely disinterested in playing last night, but was that due to the age old question of: Which came first? The chicken or the egg? Okafor received the start and played a whopping 34 minutes because Derrick Favors sat due to a knee injury. It sounds like Favors will return shortly, so Okafor will be relegated to the bench, but when Favors does sit, Jahlil could have another cheat day and feast.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

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Bam Adebayo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 6 7 1 2 0 1/1 4/5 3/7

B. A. Debayo is officially a member of the A-Team. He’s not the ring leader, as the usage is below 20, but he fills the stat sheet and those dimes! Those beautiful, beautiful dimes! He could end up as a top 25 player for fantasy.

Jimmy Butler

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
5 9 11 6 3 4 0/2 2/10 1/2

Such a strange line from Jimmy. I’m going to call it the Sesame Street line. There’s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, and 11. Now kids, what numbers are missing? In the spirit of Halloween, Jimmy’s line was akin to coming back home from an exhausting romp around the neighborhood to tally up the haul. We got Snickers, Skittles, Baby Ruth, M&Ms, Twizzlers, Candy Corn, a pencil, 100 Grand, 3 Musketeers, an apple…..A pencil and an apple? WTF?!

Duncan Robinson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 3 0 0 0 1 2/6 5/10 0

Got the start because Justise Winslow did not play due to back issues. Robinson is a 3-and-nothing-else player. Move along.

Meyers Leonard

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 8 2 0 2 0 3/4 6/10 1/2

Got the start and played 25 minutes. Leonard has now played 25 minutes in back-to-back games. The points have been erratic but he’s delivered at least 8 boards, 2 dimes, and 2 blocks in both games.

Kendrick Nunn

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 2 0 2 0 3 4/6 10/15 4/4

Kendrick has been straight ballin’ out, as he’s averaging 22.4 points with a 26.1 usage rate. We thought the return of Jimmy Butler would slow him down, but naw. Beep. Boop. Bop. The Stocktonator believed in Nunn, as it had him as the #11 player last night. He’s also chipping in a trifecta of tres and close to 2 steals per game. Unfortunately, there’s Nunn in the other cats. And therein lies the problem. He’s not going to shoot 51% from the field and 44% from downtown. When that efficiency comes down, there’s Nunn ya.

Tyler Herro

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 4 3 1 0 1 3/9 7/16 0

Played 30 minutes off the bench. Herro shot 16 free throw attempts the prior game, then went zero last night, but more than made up for it with 16 field goal attempts. It’s like fantasy three-card monty. Herro is contributing a little something something in steals and boards, but he’s primarily a tres and points player.

Goran Dragic

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

Only played 19 minutes off the bench. He had played 30, 27, 36, and 25 the prior four games. Hmmmph. I especially thought with Winslow not playing that Dragic would lead the second unit. I’m a stupid, stupid man. This is something to monitor going forward.

John Collins

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 7 1 1 3 2 2/5 4/11 2/2

I guess that Trae guy is pretty good, huh? Collins did sprain his ankle, but was able to return, so nothing to jump in front of a bus over. Regardless, the improvement in stocks this season has been a pleasant development and Collins could end up as a top 25 player for fantasy.

Alex Len

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

This season, Len has played 24, 20, 18, 18, and 14 minutes. Not a good trend and the sunshine has been stolen for Len groupies.

Kevin Huerter

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
7 4 1 0 0 0 1/5 3/9 0

Got the start and played 26 minutes. Only a matter of time before Huerter starts receiving 30+ minutes per game. Primarily a tres specialist, Huerter can provide some dimes as well.

Cam Reddish

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

Got the start and played 29 minutes. He’s athletic and contributes the D, but the shooting efficiency is about as good as Cam Newton’s accuracy on the football field. Reddish is currently shooting 21% from the field.

Jabari Parker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 8 2 0 0 1 2/6 8/13 5/8

Played 25 minutes off the bench and is the primary offensive option on the second unit. Point and boards are what you’ll get with little else.

Deandre’ Bembry

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 10 8 2 0 4 0/1 8/12 2/6

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllmost messed around. Played 28 minutes off the bench and should be a viable option for as long as Trae is out.

Nikola Jokic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 6 6 1 0 2 0/1 5/6 3/3

Jokic looked like…..rhymes with pass. Just one of those games, I guess, as he just looked so uninterested. Jokic is so skilled and can mess around on any given night. At the same time, he looks like the before picture, which I both love and despise.

Michael Porter Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 4 1 0 0 1 1/3 5/8 4/6

Played 20 minutes off the bench in his NBA debut. With his length, MPJ is able to get his own shot off and is going to be a problem when’s completely healthy. Now, Will Barton did not play in this one, so that’s probably why he received the elevated minutes, but it looks like he’s overtaken Juancho on the depth chart.

Jrue Holiday

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 5 7 2 0 2 5/9 7/17 0

Returned from injury and played 32 minutes. Should get back to his across-the-board ways soon, but will he be the first or second-round player that many expected entering the season? Inquiring minds want to know. What’s a more important question to answer? The Jrue one or the chicken or egg one?

Frank Jackson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 3 0 1 0 1 4/6 8/10 1/2

Played 19 minutes off the bench. There’s en fuego, then there’s what Lt. Frank Jackson did last night.

JJ Redick

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

This is Redick! Played 17 minutes and I think it’s safe to assume that he isn’t going to be the guy we expected him to be.

LaMarcus Aldridge

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

LMAO!!!

DeMar DeRozan

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
29 7 2 1 0 7 0 13/21 3/4

A DeLectable performance from DeMar, but the seven turnovers were DeFlating.

Derrick White

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 5 2 1 2 1 3/4 6/11 5/6

Played 25 minutes off the bench.

Dejounte Murray is still on a minutes limit and won’t play in back-to-backs, so Mr. White will get run. The question is: Will he get more and will Pop play him alongside Murray? So many questions tonight.

Kawhi Leonard

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
38 12 1 4 0 4 2/4 15/32 6/6

Montrezl Harrell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 4 1 0 1 3 0 9/11 6/9

Montrezl was En Fuezl and Unstoppezl. He’s barely a top 100 player, though, due to the poor free throw percentage, lack of tres, and small contributions in stocks.

Lou Williams

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 2 5 0 0 2 1/4 5/19 1/2

Played 32 minutes off the bench and was second on the team in shot attempts. He’s the guy that leads the second unit. The shooting efficiency isn’t great, as Lou is a streaky shooter, but the usage rate hovers around 30, so he’s going to get his on most nights.

  1. Mr. Blast says:
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    AyyyO!

    I think I’m done with De’Andre Hunter.

    Is he a drop in a 12 team league ?

    Looking at FA Satoransky.

    The pool is kinda dry…

    Also available – Z. Collins, Looney, McGee, Hood, Ross

    H2H – 13 cats

    Jrue/Conley/Lowry/Rozier
    Oubre/Levert/Herro/Tucker/Hunter/Danny Green
    Jokic/Vucevic/Bryant/Baynes/Holmes

    Hoping Jokic snaps out of this slow start.

    I’ve never owned him until now his year, hope he hits his stride at some point soon.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      AyyyO!

      I have no problem dropping Hunter. I do think he will get better as the season goes on and be a viable 3-and-D player, but the upside is limited. You know what I think about Sato.

      Jokic will be fine….or maybe the Jokic is on you!

      • Mr. Blast says:
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        I apologize.

        I do not know what you think of Sato ?

        Please advise.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          I like him and am riding and dying with him

          • Mr. Blast says:
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            Nuff said.

            I’m jumping on board the ride or die train!

            Buh Bye Hunter

            • Son

              Son says:
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              Ha! Makes sure it makes your squad better! Hunter should be a solid 3-and-D player, but no Trae makes him a bad play….for now.

  2. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    Rank ROS for categories league:

    PJ Washington
    Rui Hachimura
    Devonte’ Graham
    Brook Lopez

    Trying to decide if I should drop one of these guys for Graham. I only have Kemba and could use PG insurance. Not sure if it’s worth it.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’d drop Rui

  3. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    Rank ROS for a categories league:
    Devonte’ Graham (my potential pickup)
    Rui Hachimura
    PJ Washington
    OG Anuoby
    Brook Lopez

    I only have Kemba right now at PG, so I could use a backup PG and Devonte’ looks decent. Worth dropping any of the others to get him? Devonte’ seems like he’d only be points and assists, whereas the other guys bring a bit more. Also, not sold on Graham continuing to get all of these minutes.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’d drop Rui

  4. slimbo says:
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    Hey boss just got offered Holmes for my Harrell in my 9 cat keeper League. None will be kept..just for this year

    Would you pull the trigger? Thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      That is a tough one. I like Holmes better because of the contributions in the D cats, but can you trust Luke? Montrezl’s floor is way higher but I think Holmes has the higher ceiling. My job is done. Now it comes down to your personal philosophy.

  5. Trader says:
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    Ouch, could be three times this week! Received a trade offer of his Lamb for my IT. At first glance, I was going to reject it but decided to seek out your opinion. H2h league, 9 cats. My team below:

    Harden, IT, Jrue, VanVleet
    Oubre, Covington, Huerter, BogBog,
    Bryant, Vucevic, Love, Nance, Myles.
    One streaming spot.

    If it was BogBog I might like it better??!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’d rather have Lamb.

      • Trader says:
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        Ok. Would you rather have IT or BogBog?
        Thanks!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          BogBog

          • Trader says:
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            Thanks! Assists are scarce but his injury profile makes IT tradeable here.

            Gonna try Lamb and B Lopez for my Thomas and Huerter or BogBog

            • Son

              Son says:
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              Yeah, assists are a valuable resource, but IT does scare me due to injury and minutes ceiling.

              Ok, good luck. I’d rather keep Huerter over BogBog

  6. Jeff says:
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    Desperate need of a guard and really no one that I think sparks interest in the free agency unless someone steps up for golden state due to steph injury. Here are one of the teams I’ve started to engage trade offers with along with my team. It’s a h2h points league. Anything strikes as good trade value? I really like my big men and with a couple by staying patient think my team could be really good.

    My team
    Steph/Donovan Mitchell/ derozan/ Gary Harris/VanVleet/Fultz
    Carter jr./Drummond/ Oubre/ Bryant/adebayo/ Valanciunas/porter jr./Zeller/ Holmes

    His team
    Westbrook/J. Murray/ Russell/SGA/ D. Murray/Nunn/j. Brown/smart/ hart/Kennard
    Pj Tucker/ Ingram/turner/jaren Jackson/ leonard

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’d want to get a temperature check on SGA and D Murray

      • Son

        Son says:
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        Your team does look good, but you’re right in that bolstering the guard unit would make sense. You have plenty of bigs to make something happen

        • Jeff says:
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          What would you give up for Westbrook? Or would you try to get a 2 for one with his lesser guards and give away Drummond?

          • Son

            Son says:
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            I like Drummond too much, especially in a points league. I’d have to get a haul for him.

            I kind of think you and that other team are ripe to make a trade. You need guards and he needs bigs. Time to send out the scouts and emmissaries

  7. Maximus98 says:
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    HEy, just got ofered Anunoby for my Draymons. Should i accept?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’m actually ok with that

      • Maximus98 says:
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        I am too. Is it not weird. Got him in 4 round and now traiding for somebodys last pick?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Where you drafted someone is irrelevant now, but I’m with you, times is strange

          • Maximus98 says:
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            I believe i will regret it but i wont make the move. I have issac, oubre and others stocks monsters, and i need good source of assists and rebs from Dray. Only concern is his ugly FG , that damage my punt pts and 3pm build.

            • Son

              Son says:
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              I understand the logic. Always do what you think is best for your team and emotional well being

              • Maximus98 says:
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                Kerr just anouced that he monitor closely Dray minutes and he is already dobtful for saturday. 😀 Damn, that escalated quickly

                • Son

                  Son says:
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                  Yeah, shit happens. Warriors should go for the #1 draft pick

                  • Maximus98 says:
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                    Just got Barret for my Draymond. What u think?

                    • Son

                      Son says:
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                      Meh

  8. LAKERS 2020 says:
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    So another year and another shot a GLORY!
    Need that excellent advice that has gotten me to playoffs back to back and hopefully this year gets me the CHIP!

    My team:
    James harden
    Donovan Mitchell
    K. Middleton
    R. Gay
    J. Allen
    R. Barrett
    B. Lopez
    W. Cauley-Stein
    G. Hayward
    T. Prince
    G. Dragic
    T. Harris
    D. Ayton
    M. Bagley III – IR SPOT

    So I’m thinking of dropping Gay since he really isnt who he used to be and feel like there’s better on the wire. Looking at TJ Warren or D. House jr… what do you think??

    • Son

      Son says:
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      LETS GET IT!!!!

      I’m good with swapping Gay for Warren. Mount up!!

  9. Trader says:
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    Son, I tempted fate and took your advice! Traded IT for Lamb. You are truly living vicariously off me now- partner!

    But Sato has to go. Sorry!

    • Trader says:
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      So need to pick two out of these guys…Kleber, House, Delon, Crowder, Huerter.
      .9 cats, h2h. Pretty balanced team with a semi punt going on for FG%.

      Have a good weekend

      • Son

        Son says:
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        Delon and Huerter for me

    • Son

      Son says:
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      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Satooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

      I quit drinking many moons ago, but I shall rekindle the relationship tonight. Thanks, Trader!!!

      • Trader says:
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        Ok. I will keep him. I hate to see grown men cry. He can backfill lost assists from IT. New squad is:

        Harden, Jrue, Sato, VanVleet
        BogBog, Lamb, Huerter, Delon
        Love, Nance, Oubre, Covington
        Bryant, Vucevic,
        IR: Myles

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Arigatou gozaimashita

          • Trader says:
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            Mondainai

  10. Rhirano says:
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    Thanks for your work Son! With Redick’s minutes so low, is he worth waiting on or should I drop for one of House, GR3, Poole, Bitadze, Looney, or Bembry?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Yeah, Redick can go. I’d go with Bembry for now while Trae is out

  11. Anthony says:
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    Hi, there. Draymond Green will miss at least 3 games now or maybe more for his finger. Should i straight up drop him for Paschall? Cuz i can see him being a headache.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’d shop him first

      • Maximus98 says:
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        Market for him not existing. DPowell is also on the wire.

      • Anthony says:
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        Yes, i also try shop him and nobody bite.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Now is probably the worst time to try and trade him. Wait for a better time or package him with someone else. He’s too valuable to just straight drop though

  12. Ace says:
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    Hey Son,

    Need advice my team :
    -Kemba,lowry,conley,oladipo
    -Miles bridges,lamb,thaddy
    -KAT,lma,bryant,d.powell

    Would you trade :
    1. Lowry for middleton ??
    2. Kemba & lma for joker ??

    H2H, 9cat, 14 team

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I wouldn’t do either

      • Ace says:
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        Okay Son… Could you please rank : bryant, capela, adebayo, JJJ, horford, porzingis for rest of season ??

        Thanks

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Horford, Bryant, Bam, Porzingis, JJJ, Capela

          • Ace says:
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            Ok… I got offered Joker +bledsoe for my KAT + thaddy ??

            • Son

              Son says:
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              KAT is the best player in the deal, but the combo of Jokic/Bledsoe is better. I probably don’t make the deal because you are good at G. Maybe if you could upgrade at F

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