Man, without fantasy, blowout NBA games featuring sub-.500 teams might be more insufferable to watch than Vanderpump Rules.  I would know, because I was watching both last night – L.A. hipsters being the absolute worst on the TV with the wife, then professional NBA players being the absolute worst on the iPad!

But of course some guys played well in the Denver @ Dallas travesty – a game I know Slim watched as well due to his Nuggets-bias – including Nikola Jokic going for a career-high 27/11/4/0/1.  Hit 10-12 FG, 7-7 FT, and after Salah Mejri looked like Hassan Whiteside with 3 blocks in the first few minutes, Jokic really helped anchor down better post play.

Side note on those first two buckets for Jokic – look at Dwight Powell struggling to play D on centers.  Just sayin’ based on our Pod this morning!  Anywho, this is obviously the right step forward for Jock Itch to get unleashed, and he should have no problem working his way up to 30+ MPG every night now, right?  RIGHT?!

[email protected]#% You, Malone.  So that tells me both A) you don’t reward players for playing well, B) but you do punish players for playing poorly, C) actually that makes total sense!  It’s why we keep seeing the rotations wildly different night-to-night with no consistency for good performers.  It’s exploitative coaching 101 – you don’t reward your underlings for doing something good, only punish them if they disobey.  This also tells me it’s yet another Jusuf Nurkic slam, who went 4/6/2/1/0 on 2-6 shooting with 3 TO, and got thrown around a little by Mejri.  I think Slim chose the wrong time to be REL-biased by the Nuggets, shoulda stuck with his Jazz!  Here’s what else happened last night in fantasy basketball action:

Marco Belinelli Really settling into that wing-spark role, going 14/3/2/1/0 with a trey and 5-5 FT.  Freddy Spaghetti needs to work him into a verse.

Myles Turner Greatness has just become expected night-to-night!  22/7/0/1/4 with no TO and 4 treys.  He’s only up to 0.6 treys/per now, but he peppers them in here and there.  Man, if this had happened last year when I went nuts for him as a rookie, I think it might’ve surpassed the #Occupy movement!

Glenn Robinson III Big Puppy got big run for 33 minutes with Monta Ellis out (groin), but only took two shots hitting a trey for 3 points.  That said, 3/6/2/1/3 with no TO.  Ellis has been ruled out at least the next 4 games, but I think there’s more streaming upside with these next two:

C.J. Miles Why can’t I quit you?!  11/2/1/0/2 in 19 minutes, with 3 treys.  Oh yeah, that’s why.  Hitting treys and getting D stats.  He’s still coming off a fairly long-term injury, so maybe the minutes get amped up this week while Monta is out.  I’d be sure he’s owned.

Rodney Stuckey – More a streamer/deeper league play while Monta is out, going 14/4/4 last night with a trey in 21 minutes.

Thaddeus Young Goes back to being Thad the Imposter.  9/5/1/0/1 in 30 minutes.  I mentioned several times this was the first good team he’s played for, and it’s really impacting his consistency.

John Wall 30/6/8/1/1 and trying his best to put this team on his back, but the Wiz sputtered in the 4th quarter to lose to the lowly Heat.  Bring in Cousins!

Bradley Beal 29 points with 4 steals.  He’s taken a nice step forward and having a career year, maybe he can indeed be an All-Star like Wall!  Although it’s tough to get multiple representatives when your team blows…

Otto Porter Dude, he is just all over the map game-to-game.  37 minutes, 37!!!!!!!!!!, for 9/4/0/0/0 with a turnover, 0-1 FT, and one trey.  One day I feel vindicated he has awful nights like this, then others he looks like a top-20 guy, it’s infuriating!  I just want to be right or wrong, not debate it!

Kelly Oubre – As I mentioned on the Pod, I [nearly] quote, “I dunno, if he misses his first couple treys and only plays low-20 minutes, he’s gonna be tough…”  6/5/0/1/0, 0-2 3PTM, 24 minutes.

Goran Dragic No idea how 34 is his career high…  Dude averaged 20.3 a game back in the day for the Suns!  34/5/5/1/0 on 14-23 FG (2-5 3PTM 4-4 FT).  Sang to Wall the whole night, “anything you can do, I can do better!”

James Johnson Returned off the 15-day DL and got back into the rotation with a rotator cuff strain, but his velocity was up, and he was a solid 14/5/3 in 30 minutes.  Hate to see no stocks and 2-4 FT with no treys, but at least we saw the run.

Josh Richardson 10/3/3/1/0 with 2 treys in 29 bench minutes.  Two straight low-end usable games off his kankle.  If you have any sort of need for 3-n-D, I’d be sure he’s owned.

Giannis Antetokounmpo 30 points?!  Meh.  8 boards, 5 dimes, 3 steals?  Blah.  No blocks and no 3s is legit a little annoying, but how about zero turnovers?!  Zero!  Comes after 13 TO his past two games, so good to see some efficiency.  Given how much usage he gets and his size, I would think this should score less than zero, right Bret Easton Ellis?

Matthew Dellavedova Emptiest dimebag I think I’ve ever seen.  It’s like Kendall Marshall-esque.  1-8 FG for 2/0/10/0/0 and no TO.  1 cat killer!

Terrence Ross ThrAGNOF!  21 minutes of 25/5/0/2/0 with 4 treys.  Ross Can!

DeMarre Carroll Ya know, after a brutal start, has really done what I expected over this last stretch.  Using our baller player pages, he’s 11/3/1.8/1.4/0.4 with 2.2 treys over the past 2 weeks, which would have him right in range with his better seasons.

Jeremy Lin Returned just in time for a revenge game!  20 strong minutes off the bench for 10/3/7/1/1 and a trey.  Apparently FT form is all in the hamstrings, as he only made 1-4 there, but it’s a strong return to the court!  I can’t imagine he’s out there in any competitive leagues, but it might be worth being sure.

Sean Kilpatrick – PBevved!  Actually mighta gotten Ariza-ed.  17/3/2 on 6-8 shooting in an otherwise efficient game, but 7 TO.  “And if it isn’t Lone Star…  And his side kick Puke!”

Trevor Booker – Insanity.  10/13 with 4 steals.  The Bookworm is slithering his way into so many steals!

Brook Lopez Ol’ clownfoot with nary a trey!  26/1/2/1/2 in a nice line, but let’s bring back the Doug Collins shout out!  1 rebound from a 7 footer in 32 minutes?!??!!?

Eric Gordon 24/0/1/1/0 with 6 treys.  But 6 TO as well.  ThrAGNOF!

James Harden Do we really need a blurb?  He’s consistency to a T.  Consistency fit for a Beard.

Trevor Ariza Speaking of getting Ariza-ed, rainbow alert!  7/4/2/3/2, but missed all his treys in 37 minutes.  I kinda felt like the D’Antoni effect might pass him by in the pre-ranks, and he’s at a low PPG over the past 4 years.  FG% and treys are up though!

Salah Mejri Gave him a little shout in the open (REL bias), and man did I get lucky I added him right before Andrew Bogut got hurt!  3-3 FG, 7/8/1/1/4 in 22 minutes, and this is the kind of line/minutes you can expect.  Well, obviously not 4 blocks, but he’s really not too dissimilar from Lucas Nogueira right now.

It’s called a left hand Will Barton, try it out one day!

Deron Williams – Despite all the injuries and putrid play in D-town, D-Will is actually playing acceptable right now, going 17/2/8 last night and is 13.1/2.9/8.4 with 1.6 treys over the past 2 weeks.  I don’t think I need to convince anyone that he needs to be sold immediately though…

Dorian Finney-Smith I love DFS again!  I wonder if he’ll get outlawed in Las Vegas…  13/9/3/2/2 with 3 treys in 32 great minutes, and just has a great motor out there.  As this was the main game I watched, he certainly passed the eye test and continues to get better and better.  That said, still not a 12er add, but in a 14er while hot?  Sure.

Darrell Arthur Came in questionable with a bad knee, got the start, then only played 5 minutes.  I don’t think there’s clarity yet on if he hurt himself again, but let’s get less guys on Malone’s plate to mess with!

Jamal Murray Looked pretty good, getting some extra run/usage with Wilson Chandler looking horrific (1-3 FG 2/1/1/0/0 in 23 minutes).  Murray for 15/6/4/1/0, but Chandler was good enough for a long enough stretch that I don’t think he’s gonna lose minutes.  But I mean, it is friggin’ Malone, who knows?!

Juancho Hernangomez Slim’s Latin Lover got 19 minutes of 4/3/1/1/1 with no TO.  He was a little smaller/sknnier than I expected watching him more than ever before, but it’s not like Danilo Gallinari is some Manimal out there at PF either!  Def could see Juancho playing the small ball 4 one day.

Damian Lillard Used his Omen powers on this layup!

24/5/8/1/1 and we just expect Omenness!

Mason Plumlee Damn, Blazers almost got this one!  It was against the Clippers in the playoffs that we started to see this version of the Plumlee clones starting to get dimes and facilitate, and he did it again last night in a full 18/7/6/1/5 line.  I wish they’d acquire all the other Plumlees and have “Attack of the Clones” jerseys.

Evan Turner Starting to gel better and better.  15/4/6 last night, and averaging 3.8 dimes over his last 2 weeks.  It’s not huge, but it’s amping up and he’s chipping in some steals, so it’s improving, and I could see him being your last roster guy in 12ers kinda like I ranked him.

Raymond Felton The Clippers continue to be fantasy’s most boring team on a game-to-game basis.  Everyone just does their job night in, night out.  Oh, well, maybe DeAndre Jordan giving you 3-4 FT on a 9/12/1/3/3 line is pretty nice!  But how about Raymond Felton – almost Dunkin Donutsing his way out of the league – but finding a niche as a bench combo guard these past few years…  10/0/1/2/1 with 2 treys and has played some deep league usable minutes his past 5 games.  This one was coming after 2 games off due to personal reasons, so good to see him still in the main rotation.

Luol Deng Ugh.  Do I really have to say he’s in the 12er mix again?!  Nooooooo!  16/4/4/2/0 with two treys in only 26 minutes.  Walton loves to run all his guys under 30 minutes, but I might take a flier if you needed some steals from a wing.

D’Angelo Russell There we go!  Shook off the rust and went 17/2/4/0/0 on 6-10 shooting with 3 treys.  Had a +5 in his 20 minutes, while the rest of the Lakers were all in the negatives.  Womp womp.

DeMarcus Cousins He’s like a peacock!  Colorful feathers that go all across the spectrum, and he has a diva’s temper!  Huge multi-cat line, rainbowing for 31/16/5/2/3 with 2 treys, but had 8 TO and got another technical foul, his 9th.  Suspension looming!  Bring the peacock to DC!

Darren Collison 20/1/4/1/0 on 7-11 shooting with 4 treys, but only 2-6 FT?!  Meh, I still wanna cheer against this guy…

Garrett Temple He was the Temple of Doom last night for the Lakers, that’s for sure!  Ben McLemore left after 4 minutes with a quad contusion, so Temple got 31 minutes off the bench for 16/1/1/1/0 on an obscene 7-8 shooting and 2-2 treys.  He was +41 last night!!!!  There are legends about this hidden Temple on the Kings bench!

Omri Casspi – Matt Barnes was “DNP – About to get arrested” and Rudy Gay left after only 14 minutes with a hip flexor.  Rock the Casspi!  13/6/3/1/0 on 6-10 shooting with a trey in 30 minutes.  But as I said in my pre-ranks, he’s almost a FT-punt only guy!  0-3 FT.  Makes no sense…  I’d likely add him in all 12ers though, with the minutes possibly available for a big run.

 

I hope everyone got through a weird opening night of action unscathed, and your fantasy teams didn’t suffer a case of the Mondays!  Catch you on Thursday morning, Razzball Hoops Nation!

  1. Slim

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    Wow that 2nd Jokic play was a foul. Elbowed Powell so bad in the back. But yeah, Powell at center is far too matchup based. Why he isn’t playing PF is beyond me. But nah, Nuggets are really close to being my REL team. Once Gary is back and once Juancho starts shit gonna get real. OH and I’ll take the under on 22 minutes and under 7 points for Mejri. This is the 1st time since Bogut went down that he’s actually outplayed Powell. But everyone is destroying the Nuggets these days.

    Juancho is still a bit too slight but he plays tall. He can defend 90% of PFs right now. He’s so athletic. He NEEDS to start. There is no doubt in my mind they would be a better team with Juancho flying around from the opening tip.

    DFS looks like such a protypical 3-and-D. It’s funny how these guys tend to have better pro careers than college.

    I really don’t understand the CJ Miles thing. He’s a 20ish minute Thragnof. He’s basically the same as Ross. I don’t think he’s anywhere near the 12er conversation. I might stream him in a back to back but thats it. I’m actually streaming GR3 instead for 3 games in the next 4 nights. He does more across the stat sheet and plays more minutes.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Slim: Eh, tough to call the elbow for clearing out there. Wasn’t dramatic enough. Mejri, meh, he’s averaging 2 STL and 2 BLK since then though, saying the same under for Nogueira isn’t a big deal either, and both have streaming value.

      Miles = Monta out, and was playing like 25+ mins almost every night pre-injury. Def disagree he can’t be a 12er asset. must own? No of course not. I would rather stream Miles > Big Puppy

  2. MJC says:
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    Yo man! Your panthers are back, huge win over the gritty chargers wink wink. Thanks for the write up, couple question doh!? I have to drop someone with Lin back so either D Carroll or Delly. And then if you say Carroll would you also stream Dellys spot in a 7 move/week league. Standard 9 cat. I hate dropping delly cuz of his assists but I need a stream spot and thinking 7 moves/ week can make up enough assists while giving me bunch of other stats that delly doesn’t do. Oh and Lord C was just dropped, worth an add and hold?
    Thanks brah

    • JB Gilpin

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      @MJC: Hah well, it def seems like to little too late 🙂

      Well Lin should replace the AST though right? I think Delly can go and I would prob hold DMC and pass on adding RobCo for him

  3. AC says:
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    Hey JB!

    I just got offered Barton for Kanter, and was wondering if you thought that was a fair swap.

    The rest of my team is:
    Harden
    Schroder
    Collison
    Avery
    Beverley
    KCP
    Tony Allen
    Covington
    TJones
    Patterson
    Millsap
    DeAndre
    Parsons (on IL)

    So basically my team is strong at 3PTM, REB, AST, ST, and decent at percentages. Usually punting PTS, BLK, TO.

    If I trade Kanter, I’m down to three centers and my percentages take a bit of a hit. However, adding Barton should help with 3PTM, AST, and ST, while kind of breaking even with REB.

    Do you think it’s worth it? Are you at all worried about Barton’s stats taking a big dip once he moves back to the second unit when Harris comes back?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @AC: Ehhhhh, yeah they’re in the same range those two, and as you said, you’re strong in those cats. i would probably just keep Kanter for now

  4. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Nice work my man, I’m in a 8 team h2h league with silly scoring, a made fg is 3, made 3 is 4, made ft is 1.5 and there’s bonuses for double doubles and triple doubles. I didn’t chose the scoring but I did say yes to joining so here we are. My team:
    Harden
    Lillard
    Jimmy Buckets
    Jokic
    Turner (myles)
    Gobert
    Jabari Parker
    Jrue Holiday
    George Hill
    Oladipo
    Beal
    Wes Mathews.
    My predicament is I dropped Mason Plumlee for Mathews who has been hot. Wes put up 37 last night and mason 36, would you pick mason back up and drop wes or maybe another one of my guys? Wes is helping me out since I’m short on sf but plumlee could be a monster with his multi category production. Thanks and keep up the good work.

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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: Also, minus 1 for missed shot, ft and turnover.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: Thanks! Sounds like scoring is key in this format, no matter the volume. I would keep WesMatt. Any IL spots? In an 8er, if you’re just stashing Hill, I might just let him go for Plumlee

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          @JB Gilpin: No injury spots, Hill has been averaging 30 a game in this format which is stupid I know but he’s really valuable when he plays. I can afford to have him benched because there’s a games played limit to prevent from just maxing out guys on streaming. I don’t think I can drop Jrue but he hasn’t been great, and Oladipo has been disappointing as well.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: Oh for sure, I know Hill has been a monster. But with Hayward back, I’d expect some minutes limits… Aha games played limit does change things though, do you usually hit it? I’d probably keep Jrue and Dipo in the format over Hill either way tho

            • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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              @JB Gilpin: Yeah I always hit it, it’s only 32 so in a week it’s pretty easy to hit. Makes it easy to bench guys who are in a slump that way without dropping them.

  5. Big Red says:
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    What do you make of JV? Is he nearing a new time share? Will he ever get unleashed with 30+ min on regular basis? I don’t see him loosing his starting role but 25 mpg doesn’t seem unlikely at this point. If one is to trade him, what value does he hold you think? With enough minutes I love his double double potential but now with lack of consistent blocks and low minutes I’m tempted to sell. I’m in a dynasty league.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Big Red: Nope, 30+ MPG just ain’t happening, it’s been the same complaint for him for 3 years now. I def would sell if someone will buy him thinking he’s gonna turn into Brook Lopez from a year ago (ya know, before the 3s. And better board for JV, but ya know what I mean)

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        @JB Gilpin: I reckon you’re right. Guess I just needed a second opinion, thanks!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Big Red: For sure, any time!

  6. Polish says:
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    Slim and JB:
    Pick up Bazemore or Gary Harris? Points league.
    Thanks in advance

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Polish: Eeeeeew. I guess Bazemore since he’s closer? Don’t feel great on either, if you can stream, I’d rather just do that

    • Slim

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      @Polish: Both are way better in category leagues for sure, but you know I’m disagreeing here and Gary should be back any day now. Bazemore looks to be caught up in the Thabo/Korver/Baze time share. I trust Garys minutes more.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Polish: @Slim: I dunno if I trust anything about Malone these days…

      • Lasandro says:
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        @Jb gilpin @slim: wow, you hit the nail on the head right there! Cmon Slim, even an avid Harris lover such as yourself has robbed concerned over what Malone has been doing this season. This team is looking to be a no-no for fantasy purposes. MALOOOOOOOONE!

        • Slim

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          @Lasandro: I know… And they all deserve (besides Juancho) what they’ve been getting. I haven’t seen Malone mess with Gary yet and I’ve only ever heard Malone say how much he loves him. I don’t know, I don’t entirely think Malone has been making a bunch of odd decisions. These players aren’t helping their cause all that often.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Lasandro: @Slim: I bet you could find quotes on Malone loving everyone else too! Didn’t he travel to like Serbia to watch Jokic play this offseason? Or was that Nurk?

            • Slim

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              @JB Gilpin: It was Nurk, and Bosnia. But from all accounts, recently, Malone seems to think Gary is their savior. I’m actually really struggling to find Malone saying anything bad about Gary.

              • JB Gilpin

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                @Slim: Yeah, how’d that work out for Nurk?!

                • Slim

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                  @JB Gilpin: Pretty good. He got the starting job over Nurkic.

                  • Slim

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                    @Slim: oops. *Jokic

                    • JB Gilpin

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                      @Slim: But now he hates him!

  7. 740 says:
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    sup JB! 12team h2h 8cats.

    Thad was dropped. thinking of putting waiver claim.
    do you think he’s must own in 12teamer?

    hope all is well. thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @740: Sup man?! I don’t think “must own”, but I’d prob grab him, assuming you aren’t dropping anyone that great

  8. Hamtime says:
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    1. My dangelo for ariza?
    2. Would you drop Seth curry for Jamal Murray, belli, or Winslow in a 16m 11 cat?

    • Jake says:
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      @Hamtime: 1. no way. russell is going to catch fire post-asb.
      2. id get winslow

    • Justin says:
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      @Hamtime: I might be the minority but prefer Ariza. Agree on taking a Winslow shot.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Hamtime: @Jake: @Justin: 1. I def think there’s a build argument either way. I’d prob go Russell in a vacuum though. 2. Yup Winslow needs to still be owned in a 16er

        • Slim

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          @JB Gilpin: uhoh, I’m making it 3 Russells vs 1 Arizas. You’re outside the consensus Justin, I’m surprised you haven’t been called “Currrrrraaaaaazy” yet!

          • Justin says:
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            @Slim: I’m totally bonkers. Let’s check back in a few weeks…

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Slim: @Justin: Crazy Justin, look out for Crazy Justin! Haha jk jk

  9. Justin says:
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    Was offered Gortat/Gasol/Carroll for Myles/H Barnes/Zeller. It’s pts H2H, so Myles and Gortat are about even as of now. Wondering if it’s a positive to sell Barnes for Gasol in this way. Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Justin: Which Gasol? If it’s Marc, I do the deal. If Pau I think I’m passing, Gortat’s been trending down a little lately

      • Justin says:
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        @JB Gilpin: it’s Pau. Wish it was Marc. Sorry for the confusion. Think Gasol can trend up a bit or stuck in Pop’s 26 min/game world?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Justin: Gotcha, yeah I think I would pass then. I think he’s kinda stuck in low mins, plus March DNPs. Gah!

  10. JashFath

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    MALOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JashFath: I know right?! but someone made a good point that I need to be sure not to detract from EMBIIIIIIIIID!

      • Slim

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        @JB Gilpin: Might need to change it to emBIIIIID.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @JashFath: @Slim: that’s just getting toooooo obvious

  11. Clos says:
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    Hey jb what’s going on? So at the beginning of the season I thought I had a great team.. I’ve had some successful fantasy years thanks to you guys but this year things have started slow. It’s slowly starting to come around.. I’m in a 12er H2H 9cat league. Just picked up Finney-Smith.. got Casspi and Gary Harris on the waiver and was wondering if I should drop any of my guys for those two.
    Lowry
    Elfrid
    Knight
    Pbev
    Dragic
    Bogdanovic
    Bazemore
    Dieng
    Griffin
    KAT
    Kieff
    Zeller
    Finney-Smith
    IL- Parsons
    I’ve been holding onto boban because of the points. Anyone worth dropping for Casspi, Harris or even james Johnson?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Clos: What’s up man?! Def get Casspi > DFS. Gay hurt, Barnes might be arrested, and you have a good FT%. Casspi is low volume anyway… Johnson is really close, but I think minutes upside for Casspi is nice right now. Although I would think about losing Baze for James Johnson too

    • Slim

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      @Clos: Gary is on top of that list. I get the Casspi thing and he should be OK but I trust Gary for the season long value much better. No way I’m adding James Johnson over Gary. Winslow is gonna be back eventually.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Clos: @Slim: I missed Harris, but I still dunno if he’s a hold right now. I’d rather Casspi then mayyyyybe Harris over the weekend if he’s still there.

  12. The Gintern says:
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    Pun game on point today, I used to love LOTHT back in the day… they got like the dumbest/most physically incompetent kids on that show haha it was awesome

    Chandler Parsons better live up to your rank when he comes back 😉 How worried are you about him?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @The Gintern: Haha I just googled “legends of the hidden temple fail” and this one was great https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RehSpcMpE6Q

      A little worried, but the upside is still there and only got better with Conley hurt. He def won’t get to my rank with this other injury, but I think it could still work down the stretch when it matters!

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        @JB Gilpin: Haha yeah there’s some good stuff on youtube, there aren’t many clips of the physical challenge ones but this was pretty good too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEWjDyzPwc8

        True true, I’ll try to keep being patient haha. What’s another couple weeks at this point, right? I’m in a 16m so it’s tough with injured guys, pretty much just have to ride it out if it’s anybody decent

  13. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Oh man, I have Barton and Jokic, and I’m already dreading the nights my team gets MALOWNED. How would you rank Terrence Jones, Larry Nance, MKG and James Johnson? Just looking for a flier who can make the leap from streamer to full-timer.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Clyde Prompto: MalP0WNED!

      ROS I think I’ll go MKG, JJ, Nance, TJ. Although if you’re looking for upside, I think James Johnson might be your guy, was killing it before he hurt his shoulder

      • Slim

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        @JB Gilpin: oh I guess I do disagree, I’m done with MKG. Out of those options gimme JJ.

        • Clyde Prompto says:
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          @Slim: Any worry that Justise will kill his PT?

          • Slim

            Slim says:
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            @Clyde Prompto: Yeah but he puts up much better lines while he is getting minutes. I think you can find something better than MKG when the time comes.

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Gracias.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: I don’t disagree but I wouldn’t bet on James having season long 12er value.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Clyde Prompto: @Slim: Why done with MKG? He’s playing a tad less right now, but still is fine. Although JJ has higher upside

        • Slim

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          @JB Gilpin: upside defined here as more categories in a the near term. Yes.

          MKG doesn’t do enough big man stats for me to justify the FT% and lack of 3s.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Slim: Well that’s what I said too! WHY ARE WE ARGUING?!?!?!

            • Slim

              Slim says:
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              @JB Gilpin: We aren’t, that’s just why I’m done with MKG.

  14. Michael says:
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    Hey JB I got two questions.

    1. What do you think I should do to improve my team. I am in 9 cat roto with 12 teams in my league. I think my wings are getting loaded where I need to make a trade. Currently I am in number 4

    Pg: Chris Paul, Damian Lillard
    Sg: Kyle Korver, Gay Harris,
    Pg,sg,sf: Giannis Antetekumpo
    Sf-Pf: Jabri Parker, Demarre Carroll, Terence Jones, Robert Covignton
    Pf-C: Gorgui Dieng, Zach Randolph, Jon Leure, Patrick Patterson, Cody Zeller, Nerlens Noel
    C: Tyson Chandler

    2. In my other league I am in 12 team H2H.

    I was thinking of trading my James Harden for his: Isiah Thomas, Draymond Green and I am trying to see if he is willing to throw in Ryan Anderson.

    What do you think?

    Thanks

    Mike

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Michael: 1. A lot of blah forwards and not much guards. Def looking at adding upside gaurds if any are avail over like Leuer or Randolph, or trying some trades.
      2. Hmmmm. I mean it’s close. I think in H2H I would likely hold though, I would need a better throw in than Ryno

  15. Gians says:
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    Hey JB, should i still hold on Aaron Gordon? the move to sf doesn’t seem to work. How about Nurkic now that Jokic is rising, will he still be reliable to produce even with mid 20’s pt? Also Winslow has been dropped, should i use my waiver to pick him up? I think he’s a must own player especially later in the season when the Heat falls out of playoff contention. By the way, im punting free throws and currently at 7th over 14 teams h2h. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Gians: 10/12er? Nah, too frustrating and too low end right now. Nurk can go too. Yeah i would nab Winslow for either. Def could see him getting to much own, plus he fits a FT punt. Any time!

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        @JB Gilpin: you mean i can drop them in a 10/12er league? I am in 14 team league, still no good to hold both? And would i rather drop oubre than the two i mentioned for winslow?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Gians: 14er is tougher, I mean both are on the fringe. Yeah rather drop Oubre for Winslow and I guess hold the others

  16. Jake says:
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    would it be crazy to offer brook lopez and jae crowder for marc gasol or porzingis? i have gary harris on IR who can be a poor mans crowder

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake: Not at all, i def like the Gasol side! Well, might be crazy in the sense it will be turned down pretty quick, I would guess

      • Jake says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Id love to hear Slim’s thoughts. SLIIIMMMMMMMMM

        • Slim

          Slim says:
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          @Jake:Yeah I’ll take either. I guess the question is does Gasol lose shots when Memphis gets healthy. Maybe. miss a few extra games with DNP-old, maybe. Queue the music!

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Jake: @Slim: Kristaps… POISON GEESE! Kristaps…. POISON GEESE!

            • Jake says:
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              @JB Gilpin: I can actually have either marc gasol or porzingis for lopez and jae. I can’t decide which one i want more. It’s so hard! Marc has those juicy assists numbers and consistency but porzingis will probably play more games.

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Jake: Crap, in original post I read “and” Yeah I would want Porzingis! POISON GOOSE!

  17. DT says:
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    HEY GUYS,

    DROPPING BARTON FOR HARRIS IN A 10 TEAM 9 CAT H2H LEAGUE? IS IT TIME?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DT: Meh nah, I wouldn’t hoard Harris, he’s not high enough end for me in a 10er. I would need to see him healthy and doing it first

    • Slim

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      @DT: Blah blah blah, Gary Harris is better and Malone loves him, blah blah blah. If you don’t do it now you can’t later. Bartons minutes are definitely going down. You know I’m doing it.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @DT: @Slim: In a 10er?! Bleh

        • Slim

          Slim says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Barton is soooo close to being done for and he does not pass the eyeball test at all lately. Gary all day ‘ery day.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Slim: I don’t watch the Nugs, but I can’t see how Harris is good enough to just eat at your bench even a few games in a 10er. What’s his upside? Top 80?

  18. Drez1 says:
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    Drop Cole Aldrich for Felicio or Merjei? 20 team dynasty h2h + DD. Thanks guys.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Drez1: Sure, none really have great dyno upside, I would get mejri

  19. Steve says:
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    Hey JB, I got offered Gobert for my Whiteside in a 12er h2h points league. Whiteside has obviously been better on the year but I’m worried about rest and/or injuries down the stretch. What do you think? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Steve: I’m a little worried too, but I think you could command a better haul than just Gobert. Any time!

  20. rick says:
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    Dragic for Oladipo?

    I’m going big with hassan and davis… feel like dipo is better long term at blocks, steals, 3s, FT

    have dragic.. think i may do it as dipo may be better ROS

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @rick: Hmmmm, Dragic has looked GREAT though. I honestly think I would need more, maybe a sweetened in a Dipo+ something deal?

  21. Dante Green says:
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    Jokeee! Man, Malone is the worst coach ever, or is it Skiles? Hah. I still love Nurkic no matter what and I’m gonna stay loyal. Hah! Okay, Den, just the trade the man already. Imagine if I do hold onto him and he gets shipped out of Denver to a team like the Lakers. Lol

    Byombo just got dropped in my league. I know we already talked about my plan of placing a 1 dol bid on both Nogueira and Miles, should I also place a bid on Byombo? Reb and Blk are a huge need and I’m only going to drop Roberson in the process. Though one of my strongest cats is FT, should I take the risk of rostering Biyombo and him possibly him ruining my it but improving my Reb and Blk in return?

    • Dante Green says:
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      @Dante Green:

      Damn what has gotten into Schroder, he’s transformed himself into a sexy beast in his past 8 games! He’s totally a different player now.

      Maurice kinda makes me worry. His minutes stayed over 30 with Aminu’s return, but the shots went down to single digits. However, he did have a nice game against OKC, scoring 15, 5/10 from the field with 5 steals!! Seriously lovin his swipes, he’s got the potential to put up 3+ a game, and I do like that. I just hope he keeps his attempts to 10.

      Your thoughts on Roberson? If only the guy could consistently score double digits man he’d be enjoyable to own! His steals are decent, and he’s actually a sneaky source of blocks!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Dante Green: Hah I dunno! Skiles quit on his team right away, so there’s that… Oh man, Jokic on the Lakers, mmmmmm.

        I think I like Miles first still, Biyombo over Egg Nog though right now. Schroder just needed your hate to get going!

        Roberson – still kinda feels like high-end streamer, maybe you hold when he’s hot. That’s about it to me

        • Dante Green says:
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          @JB Gilpin:

          I cancelled my bid on Byombo when I saw he went for 1/7 from the line. Hah I’m not a punt FT team so I wouldn’t want to roster a guy who will likely destroy my it. Haha. I also cancelled the bid I placed on Nog, the guy is injured right now! Argh My bid on Miles still stands though, and Finney-Smith played well again! I know you aren’t too high on him but shouldn’t he be rostered right now?

          Your thoughts on Den’s scumbag coach saying he will finally put Jokic in the starting lineup and play him at Center? Hah. I hope Nurkic still finds a way to contribute decent numbers coming off the bench! I still need you Nurk!!!!!

          Currently losing 2-7 against the worst team in my league. Hah All of my main guys are playing just 3 games each this week, while my opponent has Wall, Beal, Cousins who are all playing 4 times each this week. There’s a chance that I could drop this matchup after winning back to back and getting back to above .500. Ughh, that sucks.

        • Dante Green says:
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          @JB Gilpin:

          I almost forgot, what are your thoughts on Brogdon? Worth a spec add?

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Dante Green: Yeah can’t blame ya on biz, always bad there. And yeah, Egg Nog with a bad knee, womp womp. Miles is solid! And no, DFS doesn’t need to be rostered except in deep leagues, showed that last night.

            He’s still a scumbag. Will start him, but play him less minutes or something haha. Pass on Brogdon too, I bet there’s better options.

            Still early in the week man! Not even halfway through!

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              @JB Gilpin:

              HAHAHA That kind of made me laugh, but that’s true though! I get the feeling Joke won’t get as much minutes.. Hah And that’s why I’m kind of hesistant still to let Nurk go. Though I could soon, if Noguiera contiues to sit on the wire, coz our waiver wire just ran and no one pickup Nog! Anyway, I got Miles for a dollah! Lol. But I just read that Parsons could play this weekend. What can you say about that? I hope both his knees finally hold up! Damn those bad knees, glad I only had to give up Kief to get him.

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Dante Green: Ugh well good game last night. Nice win for them. 4 mins for Nurk ughhhhhh. He can go. Nice on Miles!

  22. Lasandro says:
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    O’Quinn is worth a shot in 10ers right? I don’t wanna drop pbev… I guess it’s JaMychal, even tho my Porter has been kinda blah of late? If ennis returns soon, will that effect his mind in MEM going forward? I just think Kyle needs to be given a shot!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Yup, while hot, why not!? I’d be OK losing J-Mike, I don’t think J-Mike is a must hold in 10ers or anything

    • Slim

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      @Lasandro: Yeah I’m not adding O’Quinn over JaMychal. I trust JaMychal’s role way more. Yeah yeah he’s in a bit of a shooting slump, whateva, he’s still filling up the stat sheet.

    • Lasandro says:
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      @Slim @JB Gilpin: another scoring dud today AND he didn’t close the game out.. what y’all thinkin? O’Quinn worth a shot over JaMike? 20-25min per backing up a shaky Noah seems pretty plausible, does it not? Obrds and blks are a need. I do looooove JaMike tho. Btw, does Ennis returning soon eat into his time?

      • Slim

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        @Lasandro: Nah not playing time. Both games were pretty much blowouts, CLE may just have his number.

      • Lasandro says:
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        @slim: not a bad point.. guess I’ll see how Kyle goes against GSW today.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slim: @Lasandro: Rocking out with his KOQ out! Listen to sensei JB, not deep league metrics lover Slim. 10ers you gotta ride hot hands, not consistent boring guys when they’re in the 100 range

        • Lasandro says:
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          @jb gilpin: woah You’re both so adamant! This is a real Sophie’s Choice for me.. y’know, I watched the last couple of Kyle games and my gut reaction was to pick him up. I figure if he shits the bed in his next two, I’ll grab someone else if Green is gone by then. Sorry @slim 🙁 I’m an impatient fellow.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Lasandro: Woooooo, impatient it up!

  23. Nukna says:
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    Razzup, guys!
    In my funky 6 team, 22 players per team, standard cats H2H league, this is my team:
    Kemba, Lowry, Dragic, Holiday, Lin, Collison, Hill (IL)
    Batum, Matthews
    Leonard, Ariza, Crowder, Carroll
    Millsap, Dieng, Booker, Harris, T. Young
    Whiteside, P. Gasol, Capela, Henson, Noel

    A guy dropped Payton and Lord Cov yesterday. Don’t plan to spend my waiver on either, but was wondering if I should pick one of them as FAs? If yes, who would be your drop(s)? In general, my first drop candidate is T. Young (bleh, although he puts up a gem from time to time and does have solid rating for the season) and maybe Carroll after him (I do think he will improve further, since he’s become really healthy only recently, so I’m leaning towards keeping him).

    Got a bunch of really solid players. Tried some 2for1s but, unfortunately, other players in my league are not very much into doing trades.

    Thanks for your opinions and regards from Serbia!
    Keep up the great work!

    • Nukna says:
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      KOQ (yeah, I know..) is also available, but I’m not convinced he’s for real in the longer term and therefore not really eager to drop Henson or somebody else for him. Any thoughts?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Nukna: Someone dropped Elfrid after that big game?! Def would look to add him, I would use the waiver and drop noel. I think Noel is def your first out. O’Quinn… He’s interesting, but I dunno if I would lose anyone else you own for him… Awesome, what part of Serbia?!

        • Nukna says:
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          From Belgrade, the capital, driving to/from work with your podcasts on the car BT speakerphone.
          Payton was dropped just before the big game, actually. Huh, it will be tough to part with Noel, I`ve been stashing him for a while… and for some reason I`m bullish, probably because of the upside in stocks. Any plan B? lol

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Nukna: That’s awesome man, thanks so much! I can just picture us getting blasted through the speakers in downtown Belgrade, love it!

            Payton was solid again last night… thad could go too, or even Carroll, but Thad was very blah again last night. On the wrong team to do much offensively.

  24. Shahed says:
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    Hi guys,

    I’d like your advice on a trade. I’m in a 12 team, ROTO, 9 cat league.
    I have been offered a trade, Me receiving Jackson, Gay, Warren and Henson, for Rondo, Aldridge and Marc Gasol.
    My team is:
    G: J Wall, L Williams, R Rondo, W Matthews, B Beal, B Bogdanovic
    F: W Chandler, E Ilyasova, L Aldridge, J Leuer
    C: C Zeller, D. Howard, M Gasol
    I also have J Lin and C Parsons on IL.
    What do you think?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shahed: Nahhh, it’s a nice improvement if it wasn’t Gasol, clearly the key piece in the deal. I wouldn’t give up the best player

      • Shahed says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks for the advice. What do you think i should do with J Lin now that he’s back, and Parsons when he is back, and do you think I should try a two for one trade?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Shahed: Def try 2-for-1s as best you can! I’d be shopping the hell out of Lin. Seen in baseball multiple times where a hammy leads to back issues since you don’t rely on the same lower core support.

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            @JB Gilpin:

            Thanks for the advice, very interesting, I thought about maybe trading Rondo and Howard, to increase my FT%, and put Lin in. But now you’ve made me think. Any suggestions on who to go for?

            My current situation is: FG%-8, FT%-3, 3PTM-11, PTS-10, REB-11, AST-9, ST-8, BLK-10, TO-3

            First place is:
            G: K Walker, CJ McCollum, K Caldwell-Pope, R Rubio, I Smith, M Dellavedova
            F: T Ariza, T Young
            C: A Davis, E Kanter, M Plumlee, A Len, G Monroe

            FG%-12, FT%-6, 3PTM-8, PTS-8, REB-10, AST-11, ST-12, BLK-12, TO-4

            Second place is:
            G: D Lillard, E Bledsoe, D DeRozan, R Jackson, J Richardson, T Allen
            F: J Crowder, R Gay, J Green, J Henson
            C: D Cousins, D Jordan, P Gasol
            IL: TJ Warren, T Evans

            FG%-5, FT%-12, 3PTM-10, PTS-12, REB-8, AST-8, ST-10, BLK-7, TO-5

            Thanks.

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Shahed: Yeah Rondo and Howard are def Roto no-gos for me. Howard has been OK and you need a bif though. Maybe Lin + Rondo to a team low in AST for a more % capable big?

  25. Tyler says:
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    Should i drop saric for evan turner or deng?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tyler: Yeah I’d be good seeing if Deng could stay hot, but free and easy with streaming it

  26. Tyler says:
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    Also, who do you like more ROS, thabo or baze?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tyler: Ugh. It’s close, I’ll lean Baze, but I would likely be owning Thabo more right now

  27. Tyler says:
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    pick 1 for a 10teamer:

    Thad, Thabo, AGordon, Covington, Hood, JMyke, Clarkson, Leuer

    • Slim

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      @Tyler: ummm… ummm… eh. No one really stands out. 2 in a row for Covington, maybe we’re on a hot streak.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Slim: I’d prob stick with Rodney Hood, but yeah, it’s all a bunch of usable guys

  28. Noctis says:
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    Blake griffin and wes matthews for giannis? Am i giving too much?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Noctis: Oh no. I’ll take Giannis for that in any league size.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Noctis: @Slim: Yup Giannis all day there

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