Pressed into additional service with Nicolas Batum out sick, Jeremy Lin started for the Hornets last night and played like Linsanity was back in full effect.  At 47 minutes of action, even a few cans of Dapper Dan wouldn’t keep the mohawk afloat!  As the game pressed on, the spikes kept drooping like wet noodles.  “Hey Jeremy, the trainer has a handful of Elmer’s Glue for you on the bench for a touch up!”  I still can’t understand how he can play through a really sweaty game, and have it not feel like he just dunked his head in a pool full of Vaseline.

Whatever product he uses is just gonna ooze down his whole face!  While looking like a melting wax statue, Lin went nuts for 35/5/3/0/2 on 13-22 FG (2-5 3PTM 7-9 FT).  He was constantly attacking the rim and all over the defensive glass, really giving this starting opportunity 100%.  Unfortunately there’s nothing too actionable with the strong performance, as Batum should be back soon after his rough Chipotle visit and Lin will be back to a swing man off the bench.  If your streamed Lin then hat’s off to you (mainly because Lin can’t wear a hat), and it does let us know that if Batum should suffer a prolonged injury, you can feel pretty good calling Lin a must-add.  You’d bust out your Ben Stiller hair gel, spike up your hair, and enjoy the ride!  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy hoops action:

Terrence Ross Got hot early for a few treys and played pretty well for 17/1/1/1/0 on 6-12 shooting (5-10 3PTM).  He’s played solid minutes these last six with DeMarre Carroll out with a bum knee, but it hadn’t shown much on the stat sheet since they played the Lakers a few weeks ago.  ThrAGNOF!

DeMar DeRozan Making everyone mad!  Hit a floater with under a minute left to give Slim his first point on the 30-point challenge board, then hits a crazy 45-foot jumper right before the buzzer to win the game!!!!!!!!  Except, the poor Raptors called timeout, granted right when DeRozan was in mid-shot, I’m sure to the utter frustration of fans up North.  It was a comedy of errors too, since Lowry motioned for timeout with about 3.5 seconds left after a missed FT, but was only granted with 0.7 secs left.  Thanks for noticing, refs!  Better late than never?!  Then DeRozan doesn’t score in OT and the Hornets run away with it.  Odd game.  I hate Slim.

Kyle Lowry My pick for 30 pts decided to be colder than a nudist going ice fishing.  6-29 from the field, including an incredulous 3-17 3PTM.  Somehow still gets to 20 Pts in a 20/4/7/1/0 line, and hey!  No TO!  Blah.

Bismack Biyombo Really embraced going against his former team, as his first few swats were followed by the Mutombo finger wag.  Then once he got to 4 or 5, he ceased the wag.  Especially after no-hops-Spencer Hawes posterized him!  I couldn’t find a YouTube, but if you watch that vid, at 0:51 in slow motion you can see Hawes barely got it over the front rim!  How Biyombo missed that, I dunno…  Anyway, crazy 8/18/0/1/7 game for Bis, even hitting 4-6 of his FT.  18 Reb were a career best, the 7 blocks tied it, but he had 6 blocks combined the past 6 games.  Still in the streamer big man range if not a dire need; obviously if you need a big he’s a hold.

Spencer Hawes – Speaking of Hawes, 5/10/4/3/1, but didn’t look particularly special out there.  Especially dunking the ball with some help from the front rim for a 7-footer…

Cody Zeller Yeah, maybe I did give him a little too much praise, but he did battle foul trouble in this one, fouling out in 21 minutes.  I’m starting to not like Steve Clifford for fantasy that much…

Jeremy Lamb Clifford played only a little Lamb, almost becoming a giant goat as the Hornets almost coughed up this game, instead giving P.J. Hairston the lion’s share of minutes.  Now I’m hungry for animal crackers!  Lamb was off a hot game (given some stats were in garbage time), but oddly only got 15 minutes in a Batum-less game.  Hairston hit 4 treys without doing much else, yet played 36 minutes.  I guess Clifford the Big Red Dog wanted to prioritize wing defense late rather than offense, but A – the sputtering O almost cost Charlotte the game and B – the Raptors were playing so small, Marvin Williams was on DeRozan (who I guess was playing the 4?!?!), with Hairston just sitting on Ross.  That sounded weird.

Kemba Walker 27/6/7/1/2 on 10-24 shooting, including clutch drives to the rim late.  Unlike Lowry, after realizing his perimeter shot was way off (0-3), decided to find other ways to score…

LeBron James While I’m sure most people were watching [email protected], I obviously watched that whole Hornets game.  Boy did I miss some craziness!  Either you can’t fault LeBron’s effort game-in and game-out, or he’s really jealous of the talent golfers can pull!  I probably shouldn’t keed, but if you missed it, LeBron hurled into the stands and sent Jason Day’s wife to the hospital.  Pretty sure she’ll be OK, while fantasy owners were probably more worried about a LeBron injury!  He was fine, and had a solid line of 33/9/11/2/0, but with 7 TO.  Pretty sure that collision should’ve counted for a few more TO as well…

Matthew Dellavedova Every time he gets a dimebag, god kills a kitten…  11/5/10 in 39 minutes.  It just shouldn’t be happening…

Kevin Love A little bit of a dud for 11/7/5/2/0, and after we talked up how well his numbers were looking in Higher/Lower on the Pod a few weeks ago, he’s actually scored 11 Pts or fewer in 4 of the last 6, and had a 4-game stretch with no treys last week.  Luckily he hit 2 in this one, although one was pure garbage as he was going for the foul and line-drived the shot in.  Thanks for the shooting help, Nick Collison!

Kevin Durant Battle of the PF Kevins went to Durant (wait, when would it not?!), going 25/3/5/0/2 with a couple of treys and beautiful 9-10 FT.  The sputtering Wiz who are losing SF left and right are just salivating right now…

Russell Westbrook As usual, the two OKC studs played well, with Westy going 27/3/10/3/0.  Wait, no tripdub?!  What happened on the glass last night, Westy?!

Serge Ibaka And really the triumvirate of Thunder all played well if you include Ibaka in there, going 8-14 from the field for 23/9/1/0/1 and two treys.  The blocks come in bursts, but it was nice to see the 5 3PTA were a season-high.  Even though it might hurt his FG% which is at a solid 49%, I kinda wish his 3PTA were close to 3 a game than 1.4…

Rest of the Thunder – No one did anything except show some really efficient fouling.  Steven Adams and Enes Kanter both fouled out in a combined 46 minutes.  No player scored over 6 Pts.  Yikes.

Terrence Jones – Wooooooo!  Glad I held him on the few RCLs I had him just for a Thursday game.  He was already dropped yesterday morning before the game in one of them, but I’m holding just in case for another.  16/4/2/0/1 on 5-7 from the field, 5-6 FT, and a trey.  All of that in…  only 21 minutes yet again…  Well, he did what he was supposed to, which is tear apart the Lakers.  So at least we know he’s not dead.

Clint Capela Near rainbow!  10/12/1/2/4, but should have half his stats removed after being posterized by his grandpa, aherm, Kobe.  Kobe could literally be in the next Uncle Drew movie without needing any makeup…  I guess Capela is the guy to own if you need production right now between he and Tjones, as he has at least 1 STL and 1 BLK in each of the past 3.  But it’s tough to give full reliance on either.  If more a stash, Tjones is your guy, maybe there’s a trade.

Donatas Motiejunes – Dmo, also known as “that other girl”, popped in for 8/4/2 with a trey, but 3 TO and 1-4 FT shooting.  He really shouldn’t be getting 19 minutes to Tjones’s 21.  Put that all in Jones’s basket!

Kobe Bryant – Posterizing dunk, however awful-izing your FT%!  22/8/3/0/1 on 9-16 from the field, but decided his usual missed shots should come from the stripe this time.  I hope he adopts the granny shot, ya know, being old and all…

Julius Randle Gets benched, but instead of sulking and not playing hard, is putting up the numbers.  18/10/2/1/0 in only 23 minutes, shooting 6-15 from the field, 5-6 from the stripe which has been a bugaboo, and even added his first career trey.  Efficient with threes is good with me!

D’Angelo Russell …which is the polar opposite of D last night.  2/3/7/1/0, the 7 AST are nice, but 4 TO, 1-9 shooting, and 0-4 from deep.  D’Angelo Barksdale got lost amongst dem towers!  It was a long fight to take dem towers!  Instead, he’s been sent to The Pit…

Larry Nance Jr. – 11/5/0/1/1, but you can’t trust him in anything but the deepest of leagues.  Even then, anything you get out of his low-20 min starts is gravy.  I MISS THANKSGIVING ALREADY!

 

I hope everyone had a wonderful final full work week before the Holidays, and looking forward to a great final few weeks of 2015.  I’ll be back on Monday to recap the weekend and preview week 9, so I’ll catch ya then Razzball Nation!

 

  1. Tom says:
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    12 team H2H Points League –

    Desperately need a Center, which of these deals would be preferred?

    A) Dragic and Clarkson for Duncan and Gobert

    B) Dragic for Lavine and Dieng

    Team:
    PG: CP3
    SG: Harden
    G: Reggie Jackson
    SF: Jimmy Butler
    PF: Anthony Davis
    F: Mirotic
    C: Capela
    U: Dragic
    U: Porter
    Bench: Clarkson, Felton, Parsons, Barnes

    • Tom says:
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      @Tom: Weekly league which kind of scares me with Duncan

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Tom: Yeah Duncan is scary, but damn the haul to get Gobert if he’s healthy… I like A more than B.

  2. jonny says:
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    Hey JB, can I get your thoughts on these trades:
    dray green for lowry
    Matthews for covington
    MCW for porter
    MCW and matthews for hayward and porter (or miles)

    Thanks as always!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @jonny: If a PG need maybe, but I love Dray and he gives AST, gimme Covington for now, sure Porter if need fits, 4 is my favorite, Hayward being by far best in deal. Any time!

  3. Eddie Rooskie says:
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    I legitimately though we had just witnessed our first court-side homicide.

    “Lebron James with no regard for human life!!”

    Hahah but seriously, I’ve heard varying opinions on what’s gonna happen with the Cavs rotation when kyrie comes back but who do you think will be most affected out of the big 3. Obviously mo and delly will take the biggest hit but whats gonna happen with lbj and love? For some reason I see lebron taking as many minutes on the bench as he can to be fresh for playoffs.

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      @Eddie Rooskie: Hahahahaha awesome, so true! Wish I had thought of that 🙂 Well I think he’s a guy that when he’s out there, he’ll prob be out there. Very unlikely to go sub-32 mins even in blowouts. But I do think he’ll rack up some DNPs. Love on the other hand I think could be all over the map

  4. crock says:
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    14 team 9cat league, which side you like:
    Anthony Davis, Brandon Knight, Terrence Jones
    or
    Serge Ibaka, Nikola Vucevic, Jimmy Butler???

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      @crock: Yikes that’s closeeeeee. Brow is obviously Brow, but those bottom three are just so good in roto. With it 14er, I’m leaning Serge side

      • Crock says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        It’s a h2h league. Would that change your mind? I know the brow is the man but the value on the bottom three is real good, plus butlers playoff schedule.

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          @Crock: Ohhhhh sry I dunno why I thought I saw roto in there. Yeah playoff sched and it minimizes risk… I think I gotta take Serge side still

  5. miles proudfoot says:
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    Terrance! Wow, you are confusing. Lin’s hair however is not its ill!

    Thanks for the advice yesterday. I dropped Miro for KCP. I had already dropped TJones originally for Miro. So, how would you rank the following regardless of needs…

    Miro, TJones, Sully, Dieng. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @miles proudfoot: Hah, well I’m only human, not a fantasy hoops robot. I’m confused too! Gotcha, I’d say Sullinger, Miro, Dieng, Tjones

      • miles proudfoot says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks man, very helpful. Just to clarify you’re not confusing, Terrance jones is!

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @miles proudfoot: Ah yup you cut the right guy!

  6. dom says:
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    trying to figure out who to sit tonight in my 10 cat (OREB) league where it’s close in virtually every category.

    Aaron Gordon (POR) Terrence Ross (@MIA) Tyson Chandler (NO) Bogdanovich (@IND) who ya think?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dom: Yikes tough one. I think I’m leaning Ross as the sit

  7. Drez1 says:
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    Hey, what do you think about my jeremi grant for Marcus Morris? I need 3’s and I’m set on blocks, but I’m worried about Stanley Johnson taking Marcus’ minutes, and a potential Noel trade biting me on the ass. It’s a h2h dynasty. Thanks mayne.

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      @Drez1: Totally good getting Morris, I dunno if Grant is a long term awesome young asset.

  8. From Lin’s hair to what you wrote about Delly, I enjoyed this write-up way too much. Seriously, you are the man JB. Anyways, I trade a lot, especially when guys go down due to injury. I believe I’ve settled on a squad moving forward barring an injury. My question is which team do you like better? The team I have now or the team I drafted? 12-team H2H 8 cat (no TOs) Thanks man – have a great weekend!

    MY TEAM

    PG Rajon Rondo
    SG Klay Thompson
    SF Draymond Green
    PF Dirk Nowitzki
    C Al Horford
    G Jeff Teague
    F Tim Duncan
    Util Kristaps Porzingis
    Util Victor Oladipo
    Util Luol Deng
    Bench Marvin Williams (streamer)
    Bench Terrence Jones (streamer)
    Bench Matthew Dellavedova (streamer)

    Team I Drafted

    PG Kyle Lowry
    SG George Hill
    SF Kevin Durant
    PF Draymond Green
    C Rudy Gobert
    G George Hill
    F Meyers Leonard
    Util Michael Carter-Williams
    Util Jrue Holiday
    Util Deron Williams
    Bench Tyson Chandler
    Bench Aaron Gordon
    Bench Jeff Green

    • JB Gilpin

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      @wnwdotcom: Hah thanks man, really appreciate it! Not gonna lie, it’s pretty close. Obviously your depth now is better, since the drafted teams will always have some back end duds. But wow yeah Rondo/Dray is plenty of AST and your big men are so much better. I think new team gets the prize!

      • @JB Gilpin: thanks man. I suffer from FOLA. Fear of losing assists, it’s a serious condition if not treated properly

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Wnwdotcom: Oh I totally have the same condition. Why I always rank my PG high 🙂

  9. AJ says:
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    JB what’s going on man? Happy Holidays.

    Don’t need anything special, just thinking long term….pick two please sir.

    KCP
    J.Parker
    Otto Porter Jr.

    Thanks man!

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      @AJ: Whats up?! Thanks so much, happy holidays!

      I’m gonna stick with KCP and OPJ. Mostly because Jabari doesn’t have a good 3-name acronym 🙂 Hah I keed, I just dunno if he does enough in other stats. Any time!

  10. Philzilla says:
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    With the report that Lawson is probably getting traded, is he a pickup? I’ve got a Dmo to drop who was a stream on the off days this week.

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      @Philzilla: If a deeper league maybe he’s worth a stash, but I dunno where he would go to be that relevant… Likely going to be a backup somewhere

  11. Good STUFF says:
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    I wish Lin could get a consistent 25-30 min 6th man bench role…..

    What do you think about my Hayward/Oladipo for his Wall/Dieng
    He wouldn’t part with his Kawhi ( I wouldnt either)

    This move is mainly to get my 2nd keeper to go with Harden, Porzingis as my 3 keepers.

    • Good STUFF says:
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      @Good STUFF: I ended up offering Hayward/Oladipo/Otto for his Wall/Dieng/D’Angelo

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Good STUFF: Yeah he’s be pretty valuable if we knew the role would be that consistent. Yeah getting that 3rd first-round caliber player I think is worth it, for now and later, in both deals.

  12. Jesse says:
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    Hey JB!
    In a tough spot in my 10 team 9 cat, my team is..
    Curry
    RJax
    Dray
    Millsap
    Whiteside
    Porzingis
    Payton
    Wiggins
    Gallo
    Barton
    T Jones
    Capela
    Burks
    Biyombo
    Lou will
    I know it’s early in season still, but the thought of curry and Dray getting rested during playoffs haunts me haha. I’m sitting in first with a decent lead on 2nd right now, just wondering if I should be looking to move one of my warriors by season end. I might be crazy but I would probably rather keep Dray for the out of position assists and 1.5 steals and blocks. Threes are nice too. Anyways, any input would be awesome, whether it’s to move one , or both, or keep both, or any other moves I should look to make (having Barton and Gallo is kind of annoying lol). And also, you can play 8 a night (1-5 3 UT). Don’t think that changes anything but thought I’d mention!
    Thanks JB!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jesse: Hah yeah if def is a concern… I kinda agree, I totally buy Dray at his value right now (after ranking him that way!) and Steph is more important to them, so more prone to DNP I would imagine. Probelm is as you mention, only playing 8 per night means getting 2 awesome back from Curry means it spreads you thinner. I think you wait it out a little longer and see if injuries make you really depleted somewhere

  13. Jer says:
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    In the middle of an incredibly tight matchup and need some help with the lineup tonight. Struggling to decide which two to play out of Jameer Nelson, Omri Cassipi, and Bismack. All cats pretty tight so need help in everything.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jer: Ah sorry I missed ya! Who’d ya go with?

      • Jer says:
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        @JB Gilpin: No worries man, ended up sitting Cassipi, and most importantly ended up winning the matchup. Nelson has been pretty solid with Mudiay out and Bismack has contributed some much needed rebounding for me while he’s filling in for Jonas

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          @Jer: Nice work! Yeah those two have been solid fill-ins, and I love guys like that since when the guys ahead of them are healthy, it prob wont sting to drop them haha

  14. Dante Green says:
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    If I’m correct, in ESPN lineups lock 15 mins before the game, and I picked up Delly I think 40-45 mins prior. Jeez, if I lose by 9 assists that game’s gonna haunt me. Lol. I’ll try to figure that one out.
    (This is about my comment in the other post hah)

    Man I just have a feeling Tjones is on his way out of HOU so I picked him back up. Lol I can’t quit the guy!! I hope the Suns and the Rox work something out sooner! How about Lawson? If he lands in a favorable situation, does that make him an automatic pickup?

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      @Dante Green:
      Is Lillard the best player in POR, or is it McCollum? Lol

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      @Dante Green:

      JB, what’s Rondo’s season long outlook with the Suckramento Kings? Correct me if I’m wrong but as of now I think the Kings aren’t looking to move him. I mean guys like Tjones, Kief and Lawson are very likely to be traded soon but Rondo’s staying with Sac is that correct? If that’s the case… Holding onto Collison isn’t the best thing to do right now I think. Rondo has risen from the ashes this season and I just don’t see the Kings moving him, do you? Maybe at the deadline but that’s still like a lightyears away. He’s outplaying Colly, well of course with all those mins being given to him, if they give those to Colly instead we’ll prolly gonna see averages of 17/1.6/4/6/1.4 by him. I owned Collly last season and I truly admired the guy but damn, in the beginning of the season Colly was getting all the minutes and then he fckuing hurt his hammy giving Rondo a chance to go wild and you know the rest is history…… Help me through this man! Lol.

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        @Dante Green: Yeah I think it might be everything locks at first game, and since Hornets played at 7:00 EST on Thur and CLE at 8:00, it locked it. I just dunno where Lawson could go to be a starter… Hah, still lillard 🙂

        Yeah kinda think the Kings want to hold him long-term with him playing well. I thought for sure he’d be moved, but prob not anymore. Colly is still in that burks range, but still ownable for sure, I think you hold and not like Rondo is a spring chicken either, maybe these big mins catch up with him

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          @JB Gilpin:
          Yea bud I hope it catches up with him soon. Lol

          Your thoughts on Jparker? ESPN loves him, the guys from rworld don’t, how about us razzie people, where do we actually stand on this? Hah Use him to offer for buylow guys like Ellis or Burcs? What’s their season long outlook?

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            @Dante Green: Hah yeah would love to see Colly unleashed again. Sure, definitely would want Ellis. Prob would take Burks too. I’m not huge on Parker either

  15. tentyme says:
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    drop len for josef Nurik in a 12 team h2h 9 cat league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tentyme: Man Len was good last night… My heart says yes (I love Nurk’s career upside) but my head says no for now

  16. Johnc says:
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    Larkin or Bayles worth a stash on my IR slot? Which could end up being a full time starter due to trade etc. Or do I look elsewhere?,

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      @Johnc: Is the IR open? Then yeah, might as well stash someone there. I’d take Larkin first, more upside. Mayo has been playing well and you can’t trust Kidd at all, but both could start. Kinda like Larkin more for the upside tho

  17. Lasandro says:
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    He listened to @slim on the pod. “Waaaaahh I’m Jarrett Jack and I put up rainbow lines!!”

    Check out his last couple of weeks – he’s ballin.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Haha I know right?! I’m not like enamored with the guy, but he’s a solid contributor for all leagues!

  18. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    12 Teamer (9 CAT)

    Bledsoe, Jack, Russell
    IT, Knight
    Covington, Barnes, Grant
    Durant, Gay, Teltovic
    Millsap, Markieff

    Would you trade:
    Rudy + Teltovic for Barton + Randle
    or
    Rudy/Tele/Kieff for Barton/Randle/Aminu

    Enough to give away the best player in the deal?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @J: Nah, I think I’d want to keep Rudy side in both, I get trying to build some depth, but I think Rudy is worth more. Any time!

  19. Lucas says:
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    lowry, favors and wiggins for AD and Wall

    • Lucas says:
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      I think I have to accept it…

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lucas: I’d want Brow and Wall

  20. John says:
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    Mudiay new on the wire in a 12 team, h2h, 9 cat league. Poor percentages and TOs appear to have been too much for previous owner. Do you see a Payton-like improvement from him ROS or is he a lost cause in his first year?

    Also, which side do you like?
    My Butler and Ariza for his Hassan and Greek Freak? I already have DeAndre so FTs are already punted. Butler’s free throw volume not a big help to me.

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      @John: Maybe not quite a lost cause, but I think Payton’s huge final run last year will be a lot better than what Mudiay does 2nd half. I’m not rushing to add him while hurt.

      Whew it’s close. If you need more big man help next to DJ I’m good with it, but if you have about even needs I think butler should be able to pull in a tad more

      • John says:
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        @JB Gilpin: great feedback! I am trying to get him off Ariza who I like for my team…trying to put Aminu in instead but not yet successful.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @John: Yeah that would be about right, Ariza def fits well if you have Hassan and DJ winning FG% for you haha

  21. Jerry says:
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    Hey, JB! Tristan Thompson or Biyombo?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jerry: Hey man! I’ll stick with Biyombo for now

  22. Tyler says:
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    Hey JB, are you guys high on Larkin?
    where would you rank him among the PG stashed Schroder and Marhsal?

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      @Tyler: Yup we both like him. He and Schroder are razor close, I’d lean Larkin I think. Marshall a distant 3 for me

  23. Ryan says:
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    Jeremy Lin is a Saiyan sent from outer space to conquer the NBA. The scary thing is that he put up 35 points in base form and has yet to realize his full power.

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      @Ryan: All hail Jeremy!

  24. J says:
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    Do you like trading away bosh and Wesley Matthews for Lowry and valanciunas? Or bosh and porzingis for Lowry, valanciunas and Carroll?

    • J says:
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      @J: or if I replaced valanciunas with Carroll in the first deal?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @J: Def like the first one. 2nd one, ummm, if a dire PG need, I don’t like giving up Porzy though. Carroll instead of JV in the first one would stilll be solid

        • J says:
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          @JB Gilpin: thanks! Would Carroll kill my percentages though?

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            @J: Nah, he was at 46-49% from the field and mis-70s Ft% previous 3 years, I think fluky low start

            • J says:
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              @JB Gilpin: my bad…Lowry owner is pretty reluctant so I might downgrade a bit and just ask for Lowry and Marvin Williams for my bosh and Wes…is that too cheap for me?

              • Hk says:
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                @J: or how about if I traded Matt Barnes for Caroll in that deal instead?

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                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @Hk: Lovuing what Barnes is doing, I’d stick with Him over Carroll right now. I think Lowry one looks good to me!

  25. JM Castro says:
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    Good day

    i need blocks, i am in a 14team H2H keeper league

    in the waivers that have the potential to give blocks are john henson, brendan wright, myles turner and cauley-stein. I know the simplest answer here would be to get john henson, but we all know that kidd doesnt give him enough minutes per game.

    What do you think about Miles Turner? is he stashable?

    Another problem when you stash or add players, means you need to drop one. My bottom players are Felton, Taj Gibson and the next possible will be Beverley.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @JM Castro: Yup that’s about what I would say for blocks too. How many are kept year to year? Lovvvvvve turner if you keep a ton of players. I’m probably holding your guys for now if Turner wouldn’t be a keeper, but if you keep most of your roster, I;d def add him over Taj

  26. Afro says:
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    JB.. I have a dream.. The dream is to #OccupyDraymondGreen… I made the mistake of not drafting the great man and I was wondering if you could help me come up with a scheme to #occupy…

    Im in a 16TM 9Cat H2H League and this is the team in the way of my goal…

    PG Isaiah Thomas
    SG Terrence Ross
    SF Manu Ginobili
    PF Jared Sullinger
    C Festus Ezeli
    G Ty Lawson
    F Draymond Green
    UTIL Dwyane Wade
    UTIL Steven Adams
    UTIL Nik Stauskas
    Bench DeMarcus Cousins
    Bench Chandler Parsons
    Bench Aaron Brooks, Chi PG

    And this is my team…(Punting %s)

    PG Ricky Rubio,
    SG Trevor Ariza,
    SF Kobe Bryant,
    PF Jon Leuer,
    C Zaza Pachulia,
    G Victor Oladipo,
    F Kristaps Porzingis,
    UTIL DeAndre Jordan,
    UTIL Alec Burks,
    UTIL Alex Len,
    Bench Stephen Curry,
    Bench Terrence Jones,
    Bench Danny Green,

    What trades should I be offering so I can finally achieve my dreams?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Afro: Haha, we all dream to #Occupy! Let’s see, you have good scoring and G depth, Oladipo is looking like a good half of the deal, then add a sexy young POrzingis and maybe those two get it done, and you add a big man off the wire

  27. Dan says:
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    better stash, aaron gordon or bobby portis?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dan: Leaning Portis

  28. justin says:
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    who is a better pick up for next week? 9 cat h2h.

    alex len, jared dudley, king joff, t ross

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @justin: Given even needs, ugh I think Joffrey, but man it’s tough to rely on DEN C

      • justin says:
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        @JB Gilpin: joff got picked up. fournier or dudley?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @justin: I’d def go Fournier

  29. Mike says:
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    Hey JB,

    I just picked up Brandon Jennings off the wire. If he has a few hot games to start, what do you think about trading him for Nerlens Noel? Is there any hope for Noel turning it around??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Def think Noel can turn it around, that would be a monster haul for Jennings!

  30. Lasandro says:
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    Noah or Dieng for brds (O brds included), blks and ASTs? Dieng’s assists have been nice the last three but dont know if that’s just an outlier. I just love Noah’s motor and he’s getting close to 25min per these days.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Yeah, I mean you gotta like Noah’s dimes too! Gimme Joakim

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      @JB Gilpin: Cheers, mate! I was gonna ask you who between Barton and Barnes, but it seems severely needs based. Barnes’ blks, stls and 3s combo is just awesome, but it’s so hard for me to give up Barton’s current play and potential upside (if that’s even possible). Dare I say, Monta, not Barton, may be the only droppable player on my squad and I’ve been staring at Barnes on the waiver wire.. you’ll prob tell me to hang in there with Monta though. I need those dimes and ASTs from him, but his shooting has been sporadic. Not sure when/how CJ Miles became #2 on the pecking order, over a guy who averaged 18+ for several years straight.

      Meanwhile, would it be worth trading my KAT for Pau? I realise he recently rested but I wouldn’t put it past Mitchell resting KAT if he just played 50+ min the night before. Pau’s numbers are still great and I feel like his ASTs, brds and blks may out-do KAT’s, ROS. But hey, just wanted to see how far off you’d rank these two, these days (also againts other bigs in this range, like M Gasol, Whiteside, Horford etc). Only thing stopping me from outright loving owning KAT this season in my shallow roto is his coach – Dieng has been consistently playing heavier mins of late.

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: And would trading my Jack for Holiday be a good idea? Jrue’s been looking so good..

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Yeah I think it’s Barton in most cases. Gotta hold Monta. Barnes does still have the age thing. That’s the trouble playing in such a shallow league 🙂 KAT v Pau is close, I’d stick with Pau. Sure, i think the Holiday trade is worth it for upside, especially since he’s an easy replace in a shallower l

  31. Michael says:
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    i was wondering what you think of ty Lawson going forward. I was thinking of offering Darren collison for ty Lawson as speculation. Darren Collison looks like he is actually not that bad, just needs more time

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Michael: I love Colly, but yeah the PT hurts. That said, def would own him over Lawson still

  32. Drez1 says:
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    Alright JB, been racking my brain with this one: Covington or Barton in a dynasty? Oh, and how about that Panthers game?!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Drez1: I’ll stick with Covington, but man that is close. Oh dear lord, another near-panthers meltdown and heart attack! I was furious ODB didn’t get ejected, and was a big reason they came back. Better get suspended. Refs had no control of that game

  33. Dally says:
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    Hey JB! Just wondering about your thoughts on who I should drop to pick up Jonas Valanciunas cus the decisions been killing me.
    12 team – H2H 12 cat (w 3%, DD, TO)
    John Wall
    Bledsoe
    Drummond
    Batum
    Monroe
    Rubio
    McCollum
    Gortat
    Crowder
    CJ Miles
    Matty Barnes
    Dazz Collison (would drop him but someone is keen on a Jarret Jack for Colly trade tho – no idea why haha)

    Would appreciate ya feedback mate, cheers!!

    • Dally says:
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      the guy wanting to trade was just havin a laugh, damn haha thought i scored a bargain. Would you be cool with dropping Colly, especially with Rondo showing no signs of slowing?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Dally: Whewwww, man that’s tough. He’s worth adding, but I dunno if you need a big. But yeah I think colly for the JV stash is worth it, too bad he took back that Jack offer!

  34. spo says:
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    should i use my waiver for fournier?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @spo: I’m not a big waiver spot holder, I likely would in a 12er

  35. Jay says:
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    Time to pick up Big Al (assuming he’s on the wire) or nahh?

    • Jay says:
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      @Jay: And/Or Jennings?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Jay: Def not Jennings. Yeah Big Al should be owned though

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