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I used to hang out with this girl waaaaaaaaay back in the day. She was not the prettiest girl. She was not the smartest girl, but we could have endless conversations about nothing and everything. And boy, could she dance. If you know what I mean. When I watch James Harden play, I always think about that girl. She did not look like him, you weirdos. Harden won’t dunk on anyone’s grill or make Superman-esque plays. His game is in the subtleties. He waits and probes until he sees a defender cheating one way or the other. Then, like a Viet Cong hiding in the bushes, attacks. And boy, can he shoot and Euro-step. If you know what I mean. Anyways, last night Harden scored 48 points on 12-of-22 from the field and 6-of-11 from downtown. Kobe’s like, “Does not compute.” Ladies, he’s a very charitable guy, as he went 18-of-18 from the stripe. It’s doesn’t end there, though. Harden also grabbed two boards, dished out seven dimes, pilfered two, and blocked one. I am excited, but that’s just a tent in my pants. Now, it was against the Phoenix Suns so there’s that. But how about this? He got busy with Chris Paul making his return with 21 minutes of run.

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Here’s what else I saw last night:

As mentioned above, Chris Paul made his return and played 21 minutes. He scored 11 points, grabbed four boards, dished out 10 dimes, and pilfered two. I was totally wrong in my assessment that CP3 would be the Alpha of this squad. The Rockets are Harden’s team and he will continue to command the usage. Now, CP3 will be very useful in fantasy, but not to the levels that I imagined in the offseason.

Ryan Anderson scored 24 points, grabbed four boards, and blocked one. He went 6-of-10 from downtown. You play Mr. Anderson on the road and sit at home. EZ PZ. Something about the matrix.

Greg Monroe got the start at center for the Suns and scored 20 points, grabbed 11 boards, dished out a dime, pilfered two, and blocked one in 26 minutes. Weren’t they just talking about buying him out? I have no idea about the center situation in Phoenix. I still think they trade Tyson Chandler if someone will take him. Now, it wouldn’t surprise me if they are playing Monroe to elevate his trade value. I’m still bullish on Alex Len, but he now has two turtles to jump over. Speaking of Len, he scored nine points and grabbed 13 boards in 22 minutes.

Devin Booker scored 18 points, grabbed two boards, and dished out 10 dimes. That was his first dime bag of the season. He didn’t have one in any game last year! Puff, puff….puff. He did have two dime baggers his rookie year. You always gotta pass the first time you sit down in a cypher.

Troy Daniels scored 23 points, grabbed three boards, and dished out a dime in 26 minutes. I wouldn’t make too much of it, as he typically only gets 10-15 minutes of run. With that said, keep an eye on if Jay Triano starts experimenting with different lineup combination and Daniels starts getting more minutes.

The Celtics beat the Warriors 92-88.

14 in a row!!! They are almost at 33. No problem. They got it in the bag. This time, I am not going to jinx the jinx. Ah, shit….

Steph Curry scored nine points, grabbed six boards, dished out five dimes, and pilfered four. He shot 3-of-14 from the field. The Celtics D is for real. They are ranked #1 in defensive efficiency.

Kevin Durant scored 24 points, grabbed three boards, dished out three dimes, pilfered one, and blocked two.

Not fair.

Al Horford scored 18 points, grabbed 11 boards, and dished out two dimes. Love and marriage….

Jaylen Brown scored 22 points, grabbed seven boards, pilfered two, and blocked two in 34 minutes. He shot 7-of-18 from the field and 3-of-8 from downtown. I’m saying it. The next Kawhi.

  1. McBonton says:
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    Whats up son!
    So what do you think about cp3 outlook? I drafted him on 2nd round. Will he be a second / 3rd round player throughout the season? Or he’s gonna flirt with 1 round value throughout the season? Thanks

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @McBonton: I don’t think 1st round value is in the cards.

    • Brent

      Brent says:
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      @McBonton: CP3 will flirt with 1st round value like I flirt with the hottest chick at the bar. For a while it looks like I might have a chance, then her boyfriend comes back from the bathroom and I realize she was just being nice.

  2. Brent

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    Now I guess we know why Marcus Smart is on the basketball court….because it definitely isn’t for his jumpshot.

    The Warriors arguing with the refs took them out of the game…that and Curry either being rusty or bothered that much by Smart…

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Brent: For sure. He’s a tough SOB

  3. Tony C says:
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    In a vacuum, would you want Michael Kidd-Gilchrist or John Collins for overall value this season?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Tony C: MKG

      • McBonton says:
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        @Son: what’s your projection with MKG?

        • McBonton says:
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          @McBonton:
          Should i drop james johnson for MkG?

          • Son

            Son says:
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            @McBonton: I prefer JJ

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @McBonton: 29 minutes. 9 points. 7 boards.1 assist. 1 steal. 1 block. 47% from field. 70% FT

  4. IV says:
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    Hey Son, glad you guys are back! 9 cat 20 team dynasty league.

    Darren Collinson for James Johnson a fair trade? Is there a side you prefer?

    I have JJ now and leaning to keep him despite needing point guards, but wanted your opinion. Thanks in advance!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @IV: Glad to be back IV!

      I prefer JJ

  5. Kostas

    Kostas says:
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    Test

  6. Kostas

    Kostas says:
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    Testadafafaf

  7. Tyler says:
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    Hey Son! Really starting to like these takes…keep up the good work! What are your thoughts here, if you could rank these 4 (prioritizing boards/blocks/points): MKG, Moose, TBooker, Randle. Thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Thanks Tyler!

      Moose, MKG, Randle, Booker

  8. Hamtime says:
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    WELCOME BACK, SON

    1. Traded my Jamal murray for Brook Lopez. Win?

    2. Was desperate for a PF that I picked up OG and dropped that failure of a man Holmes. Deep 16m league. Unfortunately, I had to leave guys like jr smith, CJ Miles, on the wire. Looking for season long value w limited moves. Can you pls rank – OG, jr smith, CJ Miles, parsons (who is available and I might get to replace OG after today)

    3. Nearly picked up thon in an 18m but saw news that nance is coming back soon, so I stashed him. Nance > thon right

    4. Seeing how you’re all down on cp3, would you attempt to move him while he still is perceived as a first rounder? Something like cp3+Taurean or Barton or joshrich for rusty?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Hamtime: Good to be back Hamtime!

      1) Team dependent. I’m a Murray guy so….
      2) OG, Miles, JR
      3) Yes, although Thon’s been getting more minutes. Keep an eye on him
      4) I’m down on CP3, but only because I elevated him to such a great height. He’s still going to be good. I wasn’t a big Russ guy coming into this year so…I’m not sure. Would have to think about it

      • Hamtime says:
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        @Son:
        Agree with your comment on Russ. He’ll provide popcorn stats (inefficiently), but I worry about cp3’s durability and the fact that harden is an absolute beast.

        Between OG and parsons, who has the better outlook? Will OG be buried once raps are at full strength? Parsons has been getting more mins. Hmmm.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Hamtime: I like the upside with OG more.

  9. Miel says:
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    Hi son,
    Prince and MKG are available on waivers.
    Would you drop dmitch or rhj for either of them?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Not for RHJ. Maybe for DMitch, as he won’t contribute across the board like the others. With that said, I love DMitch so I wouldn’t but it’s probably the prudent move

      • Miel says:
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        @Son: i see, prince or mkg?
        Would you rather keep dmitch over payton? Payton was good last year but i hate that he’s bad at free throw for a guard.. maybe can’t see much with his hair.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Ha! I’m with you…on the hair part. As much as I love DMitch, I think you have to hold onto Payton.

          • Miel says:
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            @Son: thanks son.. as always

            • Son

              Son says:
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              anytime my man

  10. MFlo:20 says:
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    Hi Son,

    Could you give me your views on these trade offers for my:
    1. Jrue Holiday – for Pau Gasol and KCP
    2. Blake – for JV and Fournier

    Go or no?

    CP3, S. Adams, Rivers, Slo Mo, Kaminsky, Ibaka, Ryno, Tyler Johnson / Bellinelli

    Any thoughts on the team? 20-man H2H league

    Thank you 🙏🏾

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @MFlo:20: 1) I’m good with it. 2) Would rather have Blake, but I do love Evian

  11. Chris says:
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    any good fan duel sleepers today? or hell send me a entire lineup bud lol!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Chris: Ha! Sorry. Didn’t see this until after lock. I can give thoughts anytime, but I’d recommend checking out Stocktonator.

  12. Jason says:
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    do you see brolo getting minutes for ROS (especially with nance back) or should i be looking to sell?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Jason: I don’t think they will phase him out. Just don’t expect 35 minutes a game

  13. bahraspower says:
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    Would you trade Bradley Beal to get Kawhi Leonard now that we are closing in on December?
    9-cat roto and my team is on the bottom of the standings so i am willing to gamble

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @bahraspower: I wouldn’t, but I understand the move.

  14. Lasandro says:
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    Hey @Son, you feelin Wilson these days? Had a good three game run as this nugs offense figures itself out. Drop Hood for him in a 14 cat roto?

    • Son

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      @Lasandro: Yeah, I’ve always been a Wilson fan

  15. Hamtime says:
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    1. My Paul George + Barton for Steph or my cp3 + Barton for Steph

    2. Pls rank – OG, portis, Parsons, jr smith, nwaba, CJ Miles

    3. Skal nance maker Olynyk – pls choose 2

    • Son

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      @Hamtime: 1) In a vacuum, I’d go PG/Barton

      2) Nwaba, Miles, Portis, OG, Parsons, Smith

      3) Nance and Skal

  16. Willy says:
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    Hii Son,

    1. Would you trade avery bradley for rubio ??

    2. Please rank chriss,randle,taj,wcs,markieff

    Thanks son

    • Son

      Son says:
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      1) If you believe the Achilles injury is not serious, then yes.
      2) Taj, WCS, Randle, Morris, Chriss

  17. David Wang says:
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    Hey Son,

    Wondering if I could get your advice on this trade

    My Henson and Jamychal Green for Bojan (Pacers) and Aminu?

    14 team Roto
    Right now my points are:
    Fg: 8
    Ft: 2
    3pt: 4
    Points: 3
    Reb: 10
    Ast: 11
    Stl: 10
    Blk: 13.5
    To:8

    I have 5 bigs on my roster.. Horford, Millsap, WCS, Henson and Green

    What’s your thoughts on the trade and the outlook on Green/Aminu when they’re healthy?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      A well constructed trade for you. I like it.

      Are you feeling more bullish on WCS now?

      As for Green/Aminu, they are very similar players. Green’s a better shooter, though.

      • David says:
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        @Son:
        Yeah i’m hoping WCS can step it up consistently, part of the reason i made the Barton/Dedmon for Harkless/WCS trade earlier.. although Harkless hasn’t been performing up to my expectations recently..

        McCollum and Lillard take up so much of the Blazers usage, i’m a bit afraid that Aminu’s hot start to the season was a fluke? would you take the Henson+Green for Bojan+Aminu trade or just Henson for Bojan straight up?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @David: Would rather just do Henson for Bojan straight up. Green/Aminu is kind of spinning wheels. Plus, I think Green has a tiny bit more upside. The thing in Portland is the emergence of Shabazz Napier. He’s been sucking up usage because of his good play. So Dame, CJ, and now Nap

          • David says:
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            @Son:

            Perfect, i was thinking the same too, thanks again for the help! you’ve been fantastic as always

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @David: Thanks David! Anytime

              • David Wang says:
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                @Son:
                Hey, got another question for you

                How would you rank these players:
                Wilson Chandler, Chalmers, George Hill, Harkless, Marvin Williams

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                  @David Wang: add Napier and Tyler Ulis to that list too

                • Son

                  Son says:
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                  @David Wang: Ulis, Chandler, Williams, Chalmers, Napier, Harkless, Hill

                  • David says:
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                    @Son:
                    I picked up Chalmers cause Conley is out, should I drop him for Ulis after his last game? Is Ulis going to start seeing consistent minutes

                    • Son

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                      @David: No idea, but he has the higher upside.

  18. Chris says:
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    What up son! I’ll check out the stocktonator but what do you have for cheap sleeprs for me today on fan duel?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Ha! Warm it up, Chris! I’m not sure sleepers exist anymore. Here are some players that seem like decent values.

      Chalmers
      Favors
      Horford
      Henson
      Elf
      Fournier

  19. Don says:
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    Looking to trade DSJ for a center who blocks. Who would you target?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Who’s available?

      • Don says:
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        Haven’t made any offers yet. I was thinking maybe Capela. Does that seem like a good return? Any others that won’t completely kill my FT%?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Don: Sure, but I have a sneaky suspicion that the Capela owner may not agree

          • Don says:
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            Ha! I agree. I’ll give it a shot. Btw, what about Porter? I know he doesn’t block shots but he’s another guy that could help my team. Thanks!

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @Don: You never know until you try. Otto? If so, I love him

              • Don says:
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                Thanks again.

                • Son

                  Son says:
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                  @Don: Anytime

                  • Jason says:
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                    jeremy lamb has a hamstring strain… is he worth waiting for? @Son: LOL these are terrible one-sided trades…

                    • Son

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                      @Jason: I don’t think so. Batum and MKG are back.

  20. Landisimo3 says:
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    What’s up Son! Good stuff again…. 10 team H2H .. I’m in 2nd right now.. Was offered his Rubio straight up for Lonzo.. What’ya think? Lonzo is a horrendous shooter .. Thanks in advance

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Landisimo3: Thanks Landisimo! I’m a Lonzo guy and I am not jumping off the whatever we are riding. It’s a good trade though so I get it. But….I BELIEVE!!!!

  21. Rob says:
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    Hi son, please rank these players.
    Prince, rhj, murray, dmitch, payton

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Mitchell, RHJ, Payton, Prince, Murray

      • Rob says:
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        @Son: thanks,
        May i ask your suggestion on this trade?
        My cp3+millsap for lbj, bledsoe

        • Son

          Son says:
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          LBJ/Bledsoe

          • Rob says:
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            @Son: thanks

            • Son

              Son says:
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              anytime

  22. Dane says:
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    Which side would you choose?
    Teague+deandre or griffin+BroLo

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Depends on team context. In a vacuum, I side with Blake side

  23. Jason says:
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    which do i drop for lonzo: portis or lamb?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Lamb

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