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The Wizards have been playing much better as of late. Despite being down 18 points in the second quarter, the Wizards came back to win to push them over .500.

John Wall knocked down the game-winning jumper with 5 ticks left, to complete another fantastic performance with 26 points, 14 assists, and 6 rebounds.

Now that’s what Steve Buckhantz calls a dagger!

Wall was voted Eastern Conference Player of the Month for December and continues his strong play in the New Year. There hasn’t been a better player in the East over the last 6 weeks.

Now the Bulls were missing Jimmy Butler (illness) and Dwyane Wade (rest), but I don’t care. I’m going to take every opportunity to talk positively about my Wizards. They’ll disappoint me soon enough so let me enjoy my moment.

Bradley Beal – Beal should be joining the Wall-Star on the Eastern Conference team in NoLa in February. He finished Tuesday’s contest with 19/4/3 and 3 threes.

Markieff MorrisNow, that’s the shit I do like! Chief Keef matched Beal, scoring 19 points, to go along with 4 rebounds, 3 steals, and 3 threes.

Marcin Gortat – 10 points, 12 rebounds, and 1 block. That’s 6 double-doubles over the last 7 games.

Rajon Rondo – With Butler and Wade out, Rondo saw his first minutes since missing 5 straight games to DNP-CDs. Rondo posted a useful 12/6/4 line with 3 steals. Even when he was starting, he wasn’t doing enough and a trade won’t guarantee fantasy relevance either. He’s still in the doghouse and remains a drop candidate.

Michael Carter-Williams – With Rondo in the doghouse, MCW should remain the starting point guard for the Bulls. He put up a 14/7/2 line and 2 steals on Tuesday. If you can deal with the lack of threes and poor field goal percentage, then MCW can be useful in the rebounds, assists, and steals departments.

Taj Gibson – 10 points, 12 rebounds, and 1 block. He even knocked down a three-pointer!

Denzel Valentine – It’s not quite February 14th, but it was Valentine’s Day for Denzel. He knocked down 5-11 from downtown for 19 points off the bench.

James Harden – “Another One” – DJ Khaled voice. Harden got another triple double with 40 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 dimes. He knocked down 7-14 from three and may get a quadruple-double sometime, if threes were to count. Either way, he’s now the 4th player in NBA history with back-to-back 40/10/10 triple-doubles.

Trevor Ariza – Trevor A-three-Za knocked down 3 threes to finish with 16 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists.

Montrezl Harrell – Filling in the for injured Clint Capela (leg), Harrell scored 14 points and helped defensively with 3 blocks and 2 steals. Enjoy it while you can because Capela remains on time in his recovery and is expected back in late January or early February.

Marvin Williams – Reemerging from a cold spell, Williams has scored double-figures in 3 straight games. He produced 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 threes on Tuesday.

Kemba Walker – Walked collected a double-double with 25 points, 10 assists, 6 rebounds, and 5 threes. Will this be the first year he’s an All-Star?

Hornets Bench – With Nicolas Batum sitting with a hyperextended knee, the Hornets got big games from their bench. Spencer Hawes went for a 16/5/4 line with 2 threes. Frank Kaminsky was feeling it from downtown, knocking down 4-9 to finish with 22 points, and Marco Belinelli scored 15 points (3-9 3PT) and dished out 6 assists. None of these guys are must own, but can light it up off the bench occasionally.

Paul Millsap – Is Millsap the next Hawk to be traded? Who knows. For now, he’s a Hawk and remains consistent as ever: 14 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 blocks. Even with a trade, Millsap’s fantasy numbers shouldn’t take too much of a hit.

Dwight Howard – The good: 14 points and 16 rebounds. The bad: 2-8 from the free throw line and only 1 block. He was 12-16 from the line in the previous 3 games so I guess he was due for some misses.

Dennis Schroder – The German point guard went for a double-double with 19 points, 10 assists, 2 steals and 2 threes.

Kris Humphries – Kim K’s former flame, Humphries went for 13 and 8 off the bench for the Hawks. The game was a blow out so look elsewhere.

Brook Lopez – 20 points, 2 blocks, 2 threes, but only 2 rebounds. I like the threes, but his rebound numbers have really taken a hit this season. He’s averaging 2 less rebounds a game from his career averages.

Bojan Bogdanovic – Bobo knocked down 3-5 from downtown on his way to a 16/6/4 line. He’s hit 10 threes in the last three games and looks to be starting a hot streak.

Jonas Valanciunas – My name is Jonas and I destroyed the Celtics to a tune of 18 points, 23 rebounds, and 2 blocks. The line could have been even more monstrous, if JV had knocked down more than 6-18 from the field.

DeMar DeRozan – DeMar joined Jonas going H.A.M. on the Celtics with 41 points and 13 rebounds. I’ve always thought DeMar was a better real life player than fantasy, since he rarely shot threes, but he’s more than made up for it this season with games like this.

Kyle Lowry – Lowry had it cooking from downtown, knocking down 5-6 to go along with 24 points, 9 assists, and 2 steals.

Al Horford – Big Al went for 14/9/4 line with 2 threes.

Isaiah Thomas – Thomas continues the scoring binge with 27 points, 7 assists, and 3 threes. He even knocked down this Curry-esque 4-point play:

Marcus Smart – Starting for Avery Bradley (Achilles), Smart took advantage of the minutes, finishing with 16 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals. Bradley’s injury doesn’t appear to be serious, but Smart makes a wise pickup or DFS play while he’s starting.

Michael BeasleyGiannis Antetokounmpo tried to play through his illness, but lasted only 9 minutes, before Jason Kidd yanked him from the game. Fortunately for the Bucks, Beasley felt like being an impersonator, posting a Giannis-like line of 28 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, and 3 blocks. Antetokounmpo should be fine soon, making this a one game wonder.

Jabari Parker – 22 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 threes.

Greg Monroe – Another potential trade candidate, Monroe has been playing better lately, posting 14 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists on Tuesday.

Malcolm Brogdon – Who knew this kid would be so good in his first year? Another solid performance and a crucial three down the stretch. The rookie concluded with 17/6/6 and 3 threes. He should be owned in more than 55% of leagues.

Kawhi Leonard – With his partner in crime, LaMarcus Aldridge (gastroenteritis) sitting, Leonard did his best to carry the Spurs, doing a little bit of everything with 30 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 3 blocks, and 2 threes. Aldridge should be fine in a few days, but why does the injury report have to be so technical? Just say he has diarrhea.

Tony Parker – Jabari wasn’t the only Parker to have a solid game. Tony continued his strong play of late with 14 points, 7 assists, and 3 rebounds.

Gordon Hayward – Having a career year, Hayward has the Jazz on top of the Northwest Division with their win over the Cavs. Hayward knocked down 4 threes to go along with 28 points and 9 rebounds.

Rudy Gobert – The French big man double-doubled with 11 points, 14 rebounds, 3 steals, and 1 block.

George Hill – Solid game for Hill: 13 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, and 2 threes. More importantly he survived another game.

Rodney Hood – After four straight single digit scoring performances, Hood bounced back to post an 18/5/3 line with 2 steals and 4 threes. Hopefully this is a sign of him turning things around.

LeBron James – It’s nice to be the King: 29 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals, and 3 threes.

Tristan Thompson – TT went for a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Kyrie Irving – Irving managed 20/4/4, but didn’t have the shot going, hitting only 5-18 from the field and 2-8 from three.

DeMarcus Cousins – Cousins produced 24 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 threes for his third straight double-double.

Rudy Gay – In his third game back from injury, Gay played 38 minutes to finish with 11 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals.

Anthony Tolliver – A three-point specialist, Tolliver has been useful for deep leaguers lately. He put up 17 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 threes and Tuesday.

Andre Drummond – Quiet on the offensive end, with 9 points on only 5 shot attempts, Drummond made up for it with 7 blocks and 12 rebounds.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – KCP is on fire. He knocked down 6-8 from three en route to 21 points and 5 rebounds. He’s now 10-15 from deep in the last 2 games.

Stephen Curry – Curry flirted with a triple-double with 24 points, 9 assists, and 8 rebounds. But damn, did he get banged on.

Kevin Durant – 28 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 3 threes. Durant has been blocking more shots than Dikembe in a Geico commercial, swatting 12 in the last 4 games.

Draymond Green – With Klay Thompson taking a scheduled day of rest, Green saw double digit field goal attempts for the first time this year, finishing with 13 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals/blocks each.

Hassan Whiteside – Whiteside must be seeing 20/20 after missing four games with an eye contusion because he went for his third 20/20 game of the season on Tuesday. He ended with 28 points (13-17 FG), 20 rebounds, and 2 blocks.

Goran Dragic – Dragic did his usual things with 17 points, 4 assists, and 2 threes. With the second worst record in the east (yes, they’re behind the 76ers), the Heat should be sellers at the deadline. Dragic is one of those looking likely to go so see what you can get for him, while you still have a chance.

James Johnson – Johnson did more than just bang on Curry, generating 14 points, 6 assists, and 2 steals. He’s been a borderline top 100 player over the last month and should be picked up in most leagues (53% ownership).

Tyler Johnson – The other Johnson on the Heat has been even better over the last month. With 18 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 threes on Tuesday, he’s put any critics of his preseason contract to bed.

Al-Farouq Aminu – The defensive specialist is back with 8 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 blocks. Finally healthy, now would be a good time to pick him back up (46% ownership).

Damian Lillard – In his third game back from a 2 week absence (ankle), coach Terry Stotts admitted that Lillard doesn’t quite have his conditioning all the way back yet. He played 31 minutes and shot just 7-21 from the field, but still managed a 20/8/6 line. If those are his numbers at not quite 100%, owners won’t be complaining.

C.J. McCollum – McCollum continued his recent scoring binge with 25 points (10-17 FG), 4 assists, 2 steals, and 2 threes.

Maurice Harkless – Harkless has seen his scoring down to start the month, but bounced back to produce 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 blocks on Tuesday. While he’s still starting, his numbers may take a hit with Aminu finally healthy.

Luol Deng – It’s never good for the Lakers when your leading scorer is Luol Deng at just 14 points. Deng added 6 rebounds and 1 steals, as the Lakers were blown out by the Blazers for the 10th straight time.

  1. Edge says:
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    Nice work as always, thanks!

    Is Lou Williams still a hold? now that the minutes are way down?

    The only other alternatives are Tyreke Evans, Patty Mills and Smart

    Who to use?
    Thanks in advance

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @Edge: Depends on your team’s needs in production. If you need threes and points, then he’s a good fit. In Jan., he’s averaging 12.7 ppg, 2.7 apg, and 1.8 threes in 19 minutes. That can still be useful for those categories.

      If you need more rebounds and assists, then Evans or Smart would be better for you. Smart has also been a beast in steals, if that’s an area of weakness.

  2. Fitz says:
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    Hey man!

    What are your thoughts on picking up Taurean Prince? Also how long should I hold on to Chandler Parsons? He’s killing my team and I might not make the playoffs because of him.

    16 team H2H 12 cat league.

    Thanks in advance man!

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @Fitz: I’m not sure what else is out there in your 16 team league, but if Prince is on your radar, then you have no other choice than to hold onto Parsons. Doubt there’s much upside on the waiver wire.

      As for Prince, he could help in threes, points, and rebounds, if he sees more minutes with Hawks purging their roster. More wait and see for me though.

      • Fitz says:
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        @Peter Kap: Sounds good! Thanks man!! Will hold on. Our waiver wire is EMPTY.

  3. Tyler says:
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    Punt FT 10team h2h

    Here’s how my lineup looks: Dragic,Bev,Oladipo,Holiday,Ariza,Covington,Mirotic,Warren,LBJ,TBooker,Whiteside,Deandre,Noah
    IL-Lin

    Drop Noah for Smart,Tyreke,Aminu,Jennings,Hield,Jamychal,McConell,Rolo,Nurkic or Rondo?

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @Tyler: Yes, I’d drop Noah. Here’s my order of pickups: Green, Smart, Evans, Lopez, Aminu. Since there’s a couple good guys to pick up, perhaps you could make a 2-for-1 trade for Clint Capela to open up another roster spot. He should be back in a few weeks. Good buy low window and fits your punt FT plan.

  4. cash says:
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    Is bazemore droppable in 9 cat h2h 12ers? With all these hawks guards rumored to be traded I really want to hold on him but I don’t think a lot of minutes is the problem with him. He’s just terrible

    • Peter Kap

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      @cash: He’s borderline droppable for me since I agree he’s been on a downward swing in terms of performance. The good news is that the minutes may pick up though, if the Hawks continue to sell at the deadline. He signed a four year $70 million deal in the summer of 2016 so he’s likely to remain a Hawk with that kind of money and years locked up.

  5. Microwave Donut says:
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    Chief Keef makes music for people who pour the milk first, then the cereal, then get the bowl out the cupboard.

    • cash says:
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      @Microwave Donut: bruh its 2017. Replace Chief Keef with uzi, 21, yachty, kodak, etc…..

      • Peter Kap

        Peter Kap says:
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        @cash: Haha, I know Chief Keef is old news, but it worked for Markieff Morris. I’ll try to drop a Bad and Boujee or Broccoli line in a future post to stay more relevant on my hip hop.

  6. BILL BLAST says:
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    What’s up Razz Heads?!?!

    12 team H2H – 13 cat league (15 man rosters – No IR)

    Stacked on PGs, Need to make up for some boards and blocks.

    Wall, Isaiah Thomas, George Hill, D,Russ, Lin, Lawson.
    Lebron, Ersan, Bogdanovic, Hield, McDernott.
    Dwight Howard, Turner, Plumlee, Tyson Chandler..

    The wire is BONE DRY!

    Available – Nogueira, Reed, Koufos, Henson, Frye (and Okafor just got dropped)

    Any of these guys worth adding for help ? I’d be dropping Lawson or McDermott.

    Or I might try to trade D’Russ for a big. Who would be a good target for D’angelo ?

    Thanks Razz nation!

    #Raz4Life

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @BILL BLAST: Those aren’t the greatest pickups for a 12 team league, even with larger rosters so I’d probably go the trade route. If you’re going to trade Russell, I’d look into getting Jonas Valanciunas, Mason Plumlee, Steven Adams, or someone in that range. You could still drop Lawson for Nogueira/Henson/Frye. Henson could see a boost in minutes if Monroe gets traded.

      • Mr. Blast says:
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        @Peter Kap: Got offered Monroe for Russell..

        Same owner has Drummond & Whiteside.

        trying to counter with –

        Isaiah for Drummond
        Or
        Wall for Whiteside

        Thoughts ?

        • Peter Kap

          Peter Kap says:
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          @Mr. Blast: That’s not so bad. I’d prefer Russell over Monroe, even with the potential trade.

          As far as your counters go, I’d rather have Thomas than Drummond. IT has been on fire and while he may cool off a little, he keeps rising in the rankings. Personal preferences aside (I’m a Wizards fan), Wall for Whiteside is pretty even for both sides. Maybe you could try to trade Thomas for Whiteside?

          • Mr. Blast says:
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            @Peter Kap: Still got my Michael Jordan Wizards jersey! (not letting go)

            What about Russell for Randle ?

            • Peter Kap

              Peter Kap says:
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              @Mr. Blast: I think that’s a good deal for you. You don’t really lose any assists with swapping Russell for Randle and you get the uptake in rebounds you wanted.

  7. Tenethor says:
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    Hey Peter,

    H2H – 10MAN – 9CAT league here.

    Your opinion on those 2 trade if u may :

    1) My Whiteside + Bradley for his Cousins
    2) My Whiteside + Rubio for his Horford + Reddick

    Thanks in advance!

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @Tenethor: You seem to be pretty down on Whiteside. I think a Whiteside for Cousins trade straight up is pretty fair for both teams. If you have to add a player, then I would do someone less valuable than Bradley.

      And I wouldn’t do the 2nd deal at all. You’re giving up the best player in the deal and I’d rather have Rubio than Reddick too.

      • Tenethor says:
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        @Peter Kap: Does Whiteside + Bradley or Crowder for Horford + Beal sound more fair?

        • Peter Kap

          Peter Kap says:
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          @Tenethor: I’d still lean Whiteside and Bradley/Crowder. Whiteside is a top 15/20 player and I’d just want more if I was parting with Whiteside. Don’t get me wrong, Horford and Beal are great, but they’re not quiet as dominant as Whiteside.

  8. yungprofessional says:
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    Been offer the following trade:

    Give up: Giannis and Rodney Hood

    Receive: Paul Millsap and K.A.T.

    Thoughts?

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @yungprofessional: I don’t usually like doing deals where I give up the best player in the deal, but I don’t think KAT is too far behind Giannis in value and Millsap is a huge upgrade over Hood. So feel free to pull the trigger.

  9. E says:
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    What’s up with Doug Mcbuckets!? This was supposed to be his night with all those DNPs!

    • BILL BLAST says:
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      @E: Doug McDropList..
      Was really only an item for the Bulls 5 game week. Now prob time to McDump him.
      Last night was a major let down.

      • Peter Kap

        Peter Kap says:
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        @BILL BLAST: McDermott is a shooter and they can be streaky. As good as he was last week, he can easily have just as long of a slump. He shot 2-11 and it just wasn’t his night. He’s borderline rosterable for me in 10/12 team leagues.

  10. Tyler says:
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    how would you rank mirotic, agordon, aminu, louwill, carroll?
    10team 9cat h2h

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @Tyler: Aminu, Lou Williams, Carroll, Aaron Gordon, Mirotic. Though they’re all pretty close to me. I’m probably higher on Aminu than most just because the steals and blocks are harder to find cheaply, in my opinion.

      • Tyler says:
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        @Peter Kap: Still believe in Lou Will to bounce back? He’s been like top 250-300 in the past 8games. And Ingram/Dangelo are getting better as well.

        • Peter Kap

          Peter Kap says:
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          @Tyler: The Lakers are a very fantasy friendly so multiple guys can be useful for teams. And Lou Williams is a streaky shooter. His minutes are down recently, but he could easily bounce back to what he was doing earlier in the season, which was a top 100 player.

          I’d rather own D’Angelo over Lou Williams, but I’d go with the veteran (Williams) over Ingram for now.

  11. Tyler says:
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    Who’s my most droppable player for a streamer?
    What weaknesses do you see in my lineup?

    12team 9cat H2H
    G-Wall,Derozan,Beverley,Tyreke,GHarris
    F-Giannis,Hayward,Gay,Harkless,Mirotic
    C-Gobert,Turner.Horford

    Available FA: Aminu, JRich, McConnell, Levert, Ingram, Chriss, Jamychal, DannyGreen, Darren Collison

    • Peter Kap

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      @Tyler: You have a pretty solid team. Mirotic is really the only guy that I would consider dropping. I think that Tyreke is a good hold and should be better as he gets more minutes coming back from injury. Most of your guys do a little bit of everything, but you may be a little low on assists or threes. Wall is your only true pass first point guard and you don’t have an elite three-point shooter. DeRozan and Tyreke don’t really shoot them that often. Collison would help in both areas. Danny Green or Aminu would help with threes, while also contributing in blocks/steals from a SF position. McConnell will get you assists, but I think it will be short lived with Ben Simmons coming back soon.

      • Tyler says:
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        @Peter Kap: thinking mirotic is my best 3pt threat but should i drop him for colllison, danny or aminu then?

        • Peter Kap

          Peter Kap says:
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          @Tyler: In terms of overall value, Collison, Aminu, and Green offer more value across the board than Mirotic and are all guys I’d want over Mirotic. In terms of threes, Mirotic is averaging 1.6 threes a game, which is good, but Collison isn’t too far behind at 1.1 and Danny Green is averaging 2.1 per game. Aminu is only at 0.8, but now that he’s healthy, he should see that number rise.

  12. Wen says:
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    Hi Peter, got a question and need your help. I have Darren Collison. Would you drop Ty Lawson or Thabo Sefolosha when Batum comes back?

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @Wen: I think either is fine to drop when Batum is back. Which stats does your team need more of? If you need more steals/rebounds, then drop Lawson, but if you need more scoring/assists, then drop Thabo.

  13. DT says:
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    Yo Kap!

    been hit with a few injuries recently (Griffin, Lin, Batum) in 10 team H2H 9 cat… debating picking up tony parker as McConnell was taken right before I swooped on him. Should I drop Lin? Or hold based on my team right now….

    G: Lowry, Curry, KCP, Lin, Harris
    F: Warren, Covington, Batum, Aminu (dropped Baze), Griffin
    C: JV, Monroe, Dieng, Gibson, Drummond

    Any thoughts? not much else on the wire (Thabo, Motiejunas, Nogeuira, Leuer, Allen, JaMychael, Barea, etc)

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @DT: Lin is a borderline hold for me, especially since your DL spots are already taken. But it will also depend on your place in the standings. If you’re crushing the league, then you have a little more wiggle room to hold onto an extra injured player. But if you need to make up ground, then you need someone to help you now.

      If you need to make up ground, JaMychal Green would be the guy I grab for overall value, but you’re right there isn’t much on the waiver wire. If you need certain categories, then go after those players who excel in those areas. For example, if you need blocks (which it doesn’t look like you do) then Nogeuira would help.

  14. whatcha think? says:
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    in a 12 team h2h daily league we use fg%, ft%, fgm, pts, 3’s, ast. rbd. blk, stl. i’m rally having a hard time figuring who to drop/stream that isn’t a valuable guy that won;t be picked up by another team.

    guards—Lin ( all year long ugh holding him and favors killed me all year long should have traded in week 3 but he info was so vague on both these guys) schrodder, tj mcconell, tyler johnson, nick young,

    forward/center— anthony davis, derrick favors, al horford, luol dang, draymand, mason plume and ersan iiysova

    center– robin lopez

    I dropped gary harris for TJ mcConnell cuz I thought Harris would be out a couple of weeks. should I pick him back up or wait with TJ? plus clint cappella is out there and coming back in a few weeks. i’m in 9th last place for playoffs is 8th. should I tank a couple weeks and hope to get healthy down the stretch pick up cappella drop lopez or someone else you think would be a food drop to sit on him for a couple of weeks. ??? I’m lost thx for the help !!

    • whatcha think? says:
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      @whatcha think?: and tristian thompson was just dropped would you drop robin lopez for him or hold? thx again !

      • Peter Kap

        Peter Kap says:
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        @whatcha think?: Looks like you need help now so I would drop Lin for Harris or Thompson, while Lin is still out. Since Capela was dropped, it looks like your league doesn’t stash injured guys that much so I doubt that someone would pounce on Lin with Capela still out there. Capela looks like he’ll be back in 1-2 weeks so I would grab him soonish. If you drop Lin for Harris or Thompson, then I would drop Deng for Capela. I like Robin Lopez over Deng.

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