You might as well set up a Civil War style triage on the Thunder bench, because somebody has the team set of Thunder voodoo dolls and isn’t wasting any time!  Adding to this virtually unprecedented injury wave to hit an NBA team through only week one of the season, Perry Jones knocked knees for the second game in a row; this time in a ton of pain and had to exit.  They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so check out the Thunder depth chart on Rotoworld, where the red S means sidelined:

Oklahoma City Thunder Depth Chart

Oklahoma City Red S-es!  And while a “knee contusion” usually wouldn’t worry me too much, George Hill had the same deal and he’s going to be out until late-November is sounds…

On the plus side, Serge Ibaka is absolutely en fuego out there.  25/11/2/0/1 and forced to take contested jumpers the whole night, but hit 11-14 including three treys.  And played 46 minutes out of desperation!  The blocks will come, so if you got Serge late round 1 (like we had him) or round 2, you’ve got something of your own surging in your pants.

On the negative side, Reggie Jackson is playing with some ill-advised reckless abandon.  I mean, give the kid some props for playing through numerous injuries last night, but he ended up with his butt on the hardwood more often then Paris Hilton.  Had a fantastic slash of 13/4/14 but hurt his wrist limiting him to 4-14 FG (0-6 3PTM).  Plus the ankle still looks gimpy.  I know the upside is immense the next month, but I might try to sell RJax high after watching this game.  It was like watching Denard Robinson at Michigan.  I’m not a huge college football fan, but my dad went there and I watch parts of most games, and Shoelace is still the most dynamic player I’ve ever seen in Maize & Blue.  But he seemed to leave early almost every game, getting battered and beaten up.

The Thunder need to do everything and anything to get healthy, with three straight off days until Friday.  My recommendations include – every player eating a live octopus chasing it with raw eggs, hiring the Wolverine (Jackman, not Denard) for some mutant healing blood, and calling Mrs. Cleo to figure out which guy will be hurt on Friday and benching him.  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy action:

Lance Thomas Makes me hungry for crackers.  You know those imitation cheese sandwich ones?!  You’re never really sure how much you’re going to like em until you eat that first one, then you’re balls deep and done with the pack two minutes later.  Gotta be some angel dust sprinkled on those.  Wow, way off track, 14/5/1/1/0 for Thomas, shooting 6-11 in 33 minutes of “we have no else”.  He’s not an especially great NBA talent, so if Jones is out Friday, I’m not too huge on a Thomas stream.  Maybe on DraftKings Friday night as a value play though!

Sebastian Telfair – Obviously when your team has thinned out faster than Michael Fassbender in Hunger, it’s a sign you should get crazy out there, and commit Flagrant 2.  Man, no one likes Tyler Hansbrough!  I’m a Chapel Hill fan for hoops (I know, college allegiances are everywhere – my half bro went there while I was growing up!) and while I’m not a huge Psycho-T fan, I don’t get why he always seems to get hit in the face.  Telfair for 11/4/3/2/0 with a trey and could’ve played a lot more than 27 minutes if he didn’t hit Hanzenbro in the face.  After getting tossed, Bassy was sassy with a little bit of a potty mouth.  Rinse that out with salt water!  I doubt a suspension will follow, because even if Adam Silver waves his long dick of the law, suspending a Thunder player would be well, hilariously cruel.

Jonas Valanciunas Apparently non-stop injuries even permeate to OKC oppos.  Had a hand injury but came back, then got walloped on the nose by Steven Adams and had to leave after only 13 minutes.  It’s not broken, and he’s traveling to Boston for tonight’s game, but I dunno if he’ll play.  If he does, bring out the mask!  The Masked Luminescent Lithuanian!

Amir Johnson – Didn’t play last night and is out again today with a bummy ankle.  Patrick Patterson makes for an interesting stream vs. the Celtics as he’s assured some big PT and nearly rainbowed last night for 14/8/2/2/1 with a crazy efficient 5-9 FG (2-2 3PTM 2-2 FT).  I already picked him up to finish out the week on both my RCLs as the Raps have 3 games left this week.  Pit Pat – “Take it from me, I love you!”  I guess Hansbrough would see a little uptick in minutes as well, but meh.

Brandon Knight The Bucks lost 16 in a row on the road, but with Brandon Knight unleashed, this team is unstoppable!  Oh wait, it was against the beer battered Pacers… 23/7/2/2/0 shooting 10-16 (2-3 3PTM 1-1 FT).  The dimes are trending down, but it’s not making my half mast go down.

Giannis Antetokounmpo The stat line doesn’t do his 17 minutes justice.  Hit some big shots as the Pacers were mounting a comeback, and ended up with a 11/3/1/0/0 line and a trey.  I understand the frustration, but I’m keeping him stashed.

John Henson 9 minutes of ughghghghhghhhhh. Blooooh, blooooohhhhhh, barffffffffffffffffff.

Ersan Ilyasova Moved into the starting line-up, and looked like a six foot turkey.  2-11 5/3/1/1/0 missing wide open shots including his last three-pointer, which was nearly an airball from straightaway 3-point land with a wide open look.  Why Ersan gets a 26 minute start and Henson 9 off the pine is Larry Drew-worthy.

O.J. Mayo – 9/3/5/3/0 is fine and all, but had some costly TO late that almost cost the Bucks the game.  Still a mirage.

Chris Copeland – Man, Slim and I should be Vegas oddmakers!  I think we set the over/under on 4 3PTM on 8 attempts on the Podcast yesterday.  Citizen Copeland went 4-9 from deep!  19/5/0/0/0 shooting 6-15 overall.  That’s some true ThrAGNOF!

Roy Hibbert – 16 blocks through 4 games and not looking terrible… This could end up one of the bad JB calls!

Donald Sloan – Rodney Stuckey surprisingly played last night (at least, surprising to me off a foot re-injury) and ended up playing down the stretch.  But the gimpy Stuckboy only went 9/1/3/0/0 shooting 3-11 in 18 minutes.  Erstwhile, Sloan for a paltry 5/2/6/0/0 in his worst game, but still got 31 minutes.  He easily could’ve had 10 assists this game though, as he was diming to wide open shooters who were clanking brick houses.

Dwight Howard 26/10, he’s back, he’s a monster!  No blocks, 5 TO, and 6-11 FT.  He hath secretly killed you again.  Superdamn.

James Harden – He’s pretty good, I guess…  25/9/10/1/2 with 10-10 FT.  A little antsy to see Kevin Durant back, as I had KD in H2H ranked over the Beard and a little queasy.  A little rattled!

Dr. Pap – Kostas Papanikolaou for 8/7/5/0/2, but shot 3-10 (2-8 3PTM) and Terrence Jones sat out with a booboo on his thigh.  And the Pap played 37 minutes!  A decent role player, but not adding him even in 14ers most likely.

Patrick Beverley Meh, 15/4/1 and no steals, but good to see him back for 30 minutes.

Luol Deng More like Luol Dung.  11/1/0/1/0 with 3 TO.  Doing nothing but scoring, and not even doing that well… Another week or two of this, and I’m fine cutting him everywhere.

Paul Pierce – Rainbow alert!  17/5/3/2/2 in 28 minutes hitting three treys and shooting a very efficient 5-10 FG/4-5 FT.  First two blocks of the season though, and well, he old!

Amar’e Stoudemire – Started and played 28 minutes for 6/12/2/2/0 marking back-to-back double digit rebounding affairs.  I guess if you need some streaming boards!  Although if you own Amar’e and Pierce on the same team, your team will do this to you:

Austin Rivers I said on the pod yesterday he could have a good one against a terrible Hornets second unit!  12/5/3/1/1 shooting 5-9 (2-2 FT) and no TO in a surprise 32 minutes.  On the radar for the deepers as Eric Gordon was 0-6 in his 28 starting, horrible, no good, very bad minutes.

Tyreke Evans Keepin’ it rollin’!  16/10/5, but while he’s looking solid, he’s actually overvalued right now.  3 steals through 4 games and only 1 block (albeit that’s a part of his game), shooting a huge volume at under 40%, 10-16 at the stripe in a small sample (but he’s literally been at 77% FT shooting the past 4 years, so should improve), and 4 TO in each of the last 3.  If someone is shopping him to you, don’t overpay!

Kemba Walker See Henson, John above.  11/2/3/1/0 shooting 4-13 and the buy low window couldn’t be wider.  If that makes any sense… But I’m not going to give anything too sexy to get Kimbo Slice.

Lance Stephenson – 2/7/4 with 5 TOs and no other stats shooting 1-6.  Man, he’s looked awwwwwwwwwful.  As have the Hornets at 1-3, with the only win that historic opening night comeback W against the Bucks.  Charlotte sports teams really on a down slope right now.

Elfrid Payton The stereotypical Elfrid on the Shelfrid outing!  9/6/7/3/1 in a near rainbow, only 2 TO which maybe is a bit against type, but 3-14 FG and 3-7 FT.  On the team where I own Elfrid, when I finally get the courage to look at my ratios, I have the theme to Psycho playing in my head.

Channing Frye By far his best game as an Orlandian, going 9/7/3/1/2 in a near-rainbow hitting three treys.  Still, not exactly a breakout and had been quiet his first two.  I’m glad I stayed away.

Derrick Rose A late scratch.  I’m glad I stayed away.

Aaron Brooks – You know, looked really good out there in 30 bench minutes sans-Rose.  13/2/8/0/3, and yes you read that right, 3 blocks and no steals.  I’ve always been a Brooks fan – if Rose has a serious injury this year, which just made all Bull-fan readers forever curse my name for jinxing it, I’d say Brooks is a must-own.  Could be this year’s D.J. Augustin.

Kevin Love 22/10/2 is nice and all with 5 treys, but no steals, no blocks, and it’s a little Ryan Anderson-y.  Gus Ayonin’!

Tristan Thompson I think a good comp for his output is Enes Kanter.  Neither can do anything but scoreboard, and they thrive against second units.  22 bench minutes for 10/8/0/1/0 shooting 4-12.

Kyrie Irving The labradoodle of the night award!  3-17 for a horrific 9/1/5/1/0 line.  Cavs had their first blowout loss against an obviously great Blazers team, so not much you can do about it except maybe punt FG% this week!

Damian Lillard 27/6/7/1/1 on an awesome night.  Shot 6-13 (5-10 3PTM 10-10 FT) and great to see his slow-ish start wasn’t an omen.  Feeling great having him above the milieu of other round 2/3 PG like Dragic and Kyrie!  Even if that was the consensus…

Kobe Bryant – We need to go a “Guess the Lakers record” contest.  Ya know, why not?!  Especially since the next Lakers weekday game isn’t until next week… I’ll go… 29-53.  And I’ll try to remember to go back to this post in the final wrap up of the year to crown the winner.  Kobe tried to carry this pathetic team for a huge 39/9/1/1/1 game.  Making today’s Guess the Kobe stat line winner, owen!  “Go big, or go home!” said owen… I would think… Although even with his uber-ballsy guess of 42/8/4, JashFath was really close with 34/7/2.  Owen currently holds our Lakers expert award, wield with true honor good sir!

Jordan Hill – Glad I was as high on Jordan Hill as he seems to be in all his pictures!  Got that dank herb!  15/15/2/1/3 .  Really should be starting next to…

Ed Davis – …who got the John Henson treatment last night.  Only 18:29 of run for 4/9/0/2/3.  Looks really good defensively, including a Mutumbo-quality-nono on a driving Dragic.  Goran is going to try and block that one from his memory!  Get out of the way ref!

Goran Dragic While the stat line wasn’t huge, it was still his best on the year for 16/7/4.  It’s crazy – only 1 steal through 4 (he was 1.4 per last year), yet he’s 14-15 at the FT line after a subpar 76% FT shooting season in 13-14.  At the eye level, other than that block linked above, he looked really good.  I’m till in the buy low market.

Gerald Green Was hotter than Satan’s taint last night.  26/3/1/0/0 in another true ThrAGNOFfy performance with the two treys.  Despite scoring more than frat guys at the tri-sig house, only got 23 minutes.  Very meh to me.

Morris Brothers – Even with P.J. Tucker back, Marcus led the Suns in minutes for a solid 12/6/4 game.  Kieff was the true teddy bear though, going 23/10/5/1/0 shooting 9-18 with a trey.  The buzz killed our sleepers!  Luckily my first RCL had the draft very early in the preseason so I can cuddle with my Kieffy in that league.  I am a little scared for Marcus though, as Tucker hit the game-clinching three in the final minute even though he was 0-4 before then.  Ice in his veins!  Bud Ice.

 

Be sure to set your line-ups on a busy Wednesday night of NBA action and we’ll catch ya tomorrow morning!

  1. hamtime says:
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    1. just traded my derozan+david lee for batum in my 16 man league. was that a good move?
    2. gay+burke for lowry has been offered. who wins this deal?

    • Slim

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      @hamtime: I don’t mind the move. You get better in every category but points and FT%. A 16-teamer makes it tougher to accept the 1 in a 2-fer-1 but I think you did just fine, assuming of course points isn’t your biggest need.

      Gimme Lowry!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hamtime: I’m with Slim on both!

  2. Blake says:
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    I know it’s obviously very early, but I’m getting tired of waiting for David West and George Hill. In a 10 team espn league and there’s no IR slot for this league. It’s a gamble, but I could really use some production to fill in that void. Chris Copeland? Shump? Stoudemire? Tristan Thompson?

    Here’s my team

    Knight
    J Butler
    Hayward
    Millsap
    Cousins
    Dragic
    West
    CP3
    M Gasol
    Sullinger
    J Hill
    T Evans
    G Hill

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Blake: Def looks like some 3s could help your team, and sounds like Hill is still gonna be a while, I’d switch those Pacers and get Copeland for him, but holding West for now.

  3. your mom says:
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    yo. was offered lowry/thad for my aljeff/knight in a 14team9cat roto league. i need assists. should i take it? thanks

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @your mom: It looks to be a pretty even trade. If assists are a need then I would take it. There is a loss in boards/blocks but it looks pretty minimal.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @your mom: Yeah agree, completely even but you boost dimes and lose big man stats, I like it

  4. Slim

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    Hahahah…. Lakers win 29 games… do they really play the 76ers and Pacers 14 times a piece?

    You’re right. Hill/Davis should be starting in LA.

    I’ve got another one… Isaiah Thomas. 22/3/9, 3 steals, 1 3PTM, and 0 TO and best of all 31 minutes. Yahoo reranks messed got that one wrong.

    Waiters looks unownable in most leagues. I guess we saw that coming though.

    Why is RoLo so good? Can we call him “the ooey gooey caramel center.”

    I love how Brow goes 24/13/2/1/3 and doesn’t get a mention because he hit his averages…

    Tobias still looks awesome. Going to be tough to trade for now I imagine. But remember he has a terrible playoff schedule so he should be sold eventually.

    Norris Cole… You have been Beverley’d. 0/3/2/1 with a TO.

    We’re looking pretty smart with how much we’ve talked about Dr. Pap. No TJones and he gets all those PF minutes. I guess this is why Jeff Adrien was released.

    Who was the leading scorer in the Knicks-Wiz game? Don’t cheat.

    I knew Kidd couldn’t be trusted. Last night’s rotations were about as bad as it could get. Dudley getting more minutes than KMidd or Anteok is unbelievable.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Slim: I watched the knicks wizards game last night…pretty sure it was Shump leading the way…but i think Pierce was close.

      • Slim

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        @JeF With 1 F: Yeah it was Shump with 19. I found that odd. I imagine it’s the 1st time he’s led a game in scoring. I’m not doing that research though, it’s not like I expect it to continue.

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          @Slim: As a knicks fan it is odd…Hes a great athlete but not a scorer…Melo was just off last night and when things got bad the isolation game reared its ugly head.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Slim: Well, 0-5 is a good start to get there! You’re right I shoulda given IT2 a shout, but I guess I knew he was gonna be big this year in some games. RoLo is terrible.

      Hah, yeah the Brow had a normal game. Nuts. Why I avoided al MIA PG! Well, Beverley didn’t help, sure, but still… Haha I cheated seeing below… Can’t believe it was Shump! Kidd playing Henson 9 minutes too. Sheesh

  5. decaf says:
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    I’ll have the Lakers at 15-67. I think if/when Kobe gets injured again, it’s tankapalooza time for them. Haha.

    • decaf says:
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      @decaf: Speaking of selling high on RJax, who’s a decent SF to target with him? Afflalo maybe?

      • Slim

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        @decaf: I’d aim a little higher. I’d go for Markieff, TJones, Jimmy Butler, Ariza. Oh and I’d rather RJax than Afflalo even when OKC gets healthy.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @decaf: Hah, that’s so bad! Haha, but seems like it could be what they do!
        Yeah def aiming way higher. Kieff/TJones seem awesome, but I would start with Ariza of SLim’s mentions, love him

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          @JB Gilpin: Hi Slim/JB,

          Fortunately, I already have Ariza and TJones on my team. 🙂 Kieff sadly isn’t SF in ESPN.

          What about a longshot offer of RJax + BKnight or Kemba for Kawhi? I know Kawhi is better in Roto, but he’s pretty consistent, right?

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @decaf: Ah gotcha, well I would def float that offer out there! Buying Kawhi low for sure, but like it

  6. Wutang says:
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    Great roundup JB! If only I could have this before I went to bed, so I could see who to stream for the next day!

    in a perfect world…..

    anyways, my point – I’m trying to figure out what to do. my team looks like:

    John Wall (Was – PG)
    Paul Millsap (Atl – PF,C)
    Al Horford (Atl – PF,C)
    Monta Ellis (Dal – PG,SG)
    Kawhi
    Michael Carter-Williams (Phi – PG)
    Luol Deng (Mia – SF,PF)
    Andrew Bogut (GS – C)
    Taj Gibson (Chi – PF,C)
    Brandon Knight (Mil – PG,SG)
    Perry Jones
    Copeland
    Dieng
    Sloan

    I’m getting completely dummied this week, but I’m only down by 1 in 3’s, steals, blocks, and assists so they’re easy enough to win. My problem is I have 29 rebounds this week and he has 80… is my team starting to look like a rebound/blocks punter in your opinion? I’m starting to feel that way..

    and SECOND QUESTION! I’m streaming the last 4 at the moment, I think.. (might keep dieng for upside) but this is my question – are they all droppable for other randoms on nights off? should I be holding copeland for hopes of his 3’s upside? probably holding sir perry the third, but aside from that are they all droppable? dunno if there’s much around in a 12er, but booker, temple, devin harris, aaron brooks, mcgee, the usual suspects are floating around.

    Thanks again buddy! Wish i could return the favour somehow haha!

    • Slim

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      @Wutang: Nah I don’t think it’s a punt boards/blocks. Atl has only played 2 games and MCW hasn’t given anything. I’d give it more time.

      I agree with your 2 keeps. Perry and Dieng. I was streaming Copeland and I dropped him for the Thursday game from Devin Harris. I’d hold Sloan till Hill gets back. He’s been OK so far.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wutang: Hah, well, I gotta get it done after all the games end! So it naturally has to come out late 🙂

      Yeah bigs are def a weakness. I like most of your players though. Since you’re down 1 in 3s right now, I would hold Copeland for another game or two, but he’s both droppable to chase other stats as need be. Agree, Deing/Sloan/Perry I would be holding.

      You can buy me a crown and coke using that banner ad on the main page! Clug clug

      • Wutang says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Thanks guys, what would I do without ya!

        I think i’ll drop Copeland for a harris stream to try to pick up a couple more assists, and hold the other guys – hope there’s word on sir jones III before friday!

        I know it’s a bit of a stretch, but I think a lot of people (it can’t just be me) would love to hear a streamer suggestion post (even if it was just a list of 10 people available in 10ers and bigger that could have upside for different stats next game). I know it’s more work and I can understand if you guys wouldn’t want it, but it gets people thinking! I know I’d be interested, and would love to help if there was any way

        I’d rather have a crown n coke with the both of you, too bad I live in good ol Newfoundland (and therefore live too far away, and would drink you both under the table….)

        cheers!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Wutang: Yup, hopefully Perry’s bruised knee fares better than Hill!

          So like, streamer for every day? We have Slim Pickens, Slim’s article, that talks about widely owned guys that help with that coming tomorrow. Sorta close…

          Well, the crown & coke banner is a donate button and I can use it to go out and virtually have one with you! But yes, since college my drinking abilities have gone way downhill haha

          • Wutang says:
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            @JB Gilpin: I hope he comes back fine!

            Yea I think it could be an idea! at the end of the daily wrap-up! and maybe have something on your post on friday to help out people for the weekend – a way to fill Sunday slow days with a streamer or a few! I dunno, just an idea!

            Also if there’s a schedule available that breaks down how many games teams have a week that you guys know of, that’d be a great way to do it (and id love to see it posted because I can’t find it for the life of me!!!!) – just check who you know has 3 games left after wednesday or something and boom! easy way to give advice on a streamer, rather than picking up someone for one night and that’s the only game they have left!

            I love Slim’s article – unreal title! and I agree that helps but that’s normally aimed at ROS – for example, I’m sure lamb will be in that for the next month as the thunder have about 0 people healthy. but talking about streamers you could point out copeland/sloan, or on a slow NBA day tomorrow there’s devin harris for an assists/points boost, pap if jones sits again, etc! on slow days it makes all the difference and you guys know that, you’re the best in the business at taking advantage of streaming and we all know Slim loves his schedules (LOVE the playoff schedule!) so maybe more than me are interested in it!

            I promise ill donate after christmas – living on part time student salary, but got a big boy engineering work term with ExxonMobil coming up $$$$$$

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Wutang: Well we’re going to have a weekly forecaster previewing the next week coming soon, but not there yet. I think that will hit everything! Schedule breakdown and all.

              We’re def here for ideas and comments though! So we could just informally do it with questions, maybe I’ll start putting a streamer pick or two for the day available in virtually all leagues 🙂

              Make that money my man, congrats!

              • Wutang says:
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                @JB Gilpin: I love the forecaster, remember that! Just wanted to throw out a coupe ideas I had on my mind today – realized that I was looking at the daily update and yiu mention people who will be good tonignt, but I’ve never been in a league where updates were immediate so Id miss out! No daily fantasy here, lost my fair share at that!

  7. Steve Stevenson says:
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    12-tm weekly H2H pts, are you dropping Eric Gordon or Danny Green first? Gordon’s been hot garbage, but arguably has more upside, and Green hasn’t been much better. Would be targeting Brooks or maybe a streamer with FAAB.

    Also, which OKC wing would you rather have–Lamb or Roberson?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Steve Stevenson: I’m dropping Gordon first. I’d use a streamer spot since Brooks will lose all value with Rose back next game. I’d probably rather own… Roberson i think. Just because of minutes and season-long upside as he should be starting at the 2

  8. Annunnaki says:
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    Whether or not the Mamba gets injured, I put the Lakers at 23-59. I’m kinda hoping he gets hurt so those 37 shots can be distributed among the rest of the guys, making Hill, Davis, and Lin better and maybe Wesley Johnson and Boozer ownable. Break a leg Kobe, and I don’t mean it in that Holloywood-acting-good-luck kinda way.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Annunnaki: Damn, everyone is low on em like me! Don’t forsake the injury gods though! Haha

  9. I have a confession to make. JB, I was going to prove you wrong on D Rose. I traded for him but only did so after I had some insurance (I drafted MCW at #127 because of the report he was going to be out until Feb) but I was going to be “that guy” that got the former 1st round pick at mid-round value. Well, after last night I have officially moved on. I traded Rose for Dragic straight up shortly after the news Rose wouldn’t be playing YET AGAIN. Is that buying low on Dragic? I hope so.

    In other news, I moved KMART for Darren Collison because ThrAGNOF and I roster Wesley Matthews. I saw an opportunity to buy another PG and there seems to be plenty of scoring/threes on waivers. You OK with that?

    Anyways, thanks for morning read and have a great day everyone!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @WNWDOTCOM: I like both of those moves

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Thats what she said

        • @JeF With 1 F: Hah thanks for the feedback. I’ll admit as a Bulls fan (there, I said it), it’s hard but Rose just seems intent on picking and choosing when he plays. I’m not optimistic.

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            @WNWDOTCOM: Yup i agree…its bad enough you have to deal with that being a fan..no need to do it in fantasy too ha ha

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @WNWDOTCOM: Yup, awesome move! Sorry you couldn’t prove me wrong 🙁 But Dragic looked great out there and is pretty durable. Buying low AND a safer move.

      I like the Colly add even more, he’s been great. And indeed, ThrAGNOF! Nice work man!

      • @JB Gilpin: I appreciate your help. I can also continue to visit Razzball with a clear conscience. I’ve publicly confessed my Bulls fandom and repented of my sins in trying to go against your advice. Haha, thanks again dude.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @WNWDOTCOM: haha no problem man!

  10. Eric says:
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    Don’t be so quick to judge on Roy hibbert. If my memory serves correct he played incredibly well in the first half of last season too. I would sell high before he does his muggsy bogues impression again.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Eric: Oh for sure, don’t get me wrong I’m not buying for a second! Just said it “could” be a bad call this year since he’s started OK and is playing physical. Haha awesome Bogues reference, I actually met him when I was in the 4th grade. I was taller. No joke

  11. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    14 teamer. H2h (11 cat, standard + fgm & ftm)

    If Henson lays another dud tonight should I make the moves for any of the following:
    Hawes, Mason Plumlee, Wes Johnson, MBarnes, WChandler, Tucker, Porter, Scott, Neal, Marvin

    I guess I could also stream players since theres no season limit (5 per week).
    Or stand pat?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J: Yeah I’d make a move now. Maybe use those 5 moves to stream for this week, ROS I would still take Plumlee, I like his upside

  12. Cale says:
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    The Lakers won 27 games last year without Kobe. Is he really worth negative wins? I’d say no, but their first round pick goes to Phoenix if it’s not in the top 5. Even Kobe knows they need to tank to keep that pick. I’m going to say 22-60 so they can keep their pick.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cale: Awesome rationale there, I mean I gave them +2 more wins than last year, but yeah I could see em that bad

  13. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Im going 28 and 54 for the Lake Show

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: The Lake Show with Kobe GettingOldMan

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Ha you got that right

  14. Blint says:
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    12 team keeper league

    drop Perry Jones/Draymond Green/Gobert for Aaron Brooks?

    Here is my team
    PG- Rubio , Sloan, Elfrid, Teague,

    SG/SF- Kevin Martin , Tobias Harris, Giannis, James Harden, Perry Jones, Draymond Green

    PF/C- Favors, Horford,Gibson, Ibaka, Gorbert

    it is a keeper league and I can keep a player at whatever round I got them and WW will be kept last round. So another manager has made these players available because he has 3-4 injured guys he needs to make a trade

    Jamaal Crawford(Round10) , Demar Derozan (Round 5) , Reggie Jackson (Round 8) , Batum (Round 3)

    PG is weak but Harden is giving me decent Assists! Should I trade for Reggie Jackson ?

    Also what are your thoughts on Gobert , I got him very late round 15th or 16th so I have great value if he becomes a decent player but right now he is just riding on my bench like Giannis and Draymond green . What do I do ?

    Thanks soo much!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Blint: Nah, Brooks is a good player that I like a lot, but Rose should sap all his value and should be back tonight.

      I’m worried about RJax’s health short term and then output long term when people are back. I’d float a buy low for him, but dunno if he’d take it. KMart straight up?

      I’d hold on Gobert, especially for it a keeper. Any time!

      • Blint says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        I could certainly try offering K Mart! How would you rank Reggie if everyone was healthy?
        Music to my ears that you said hold on to Gobert 😀

        Draymond Green what do you think about him? Should I swap him for say Shawne Williams or Gary Neal?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Blint: If everyone was there, maybe about what I had him early preseason, 95ish overall kinda guy. Nah I’d hold Draymond still, Neal is gonna score more but that’s about it. Still like DrayDray’s upside for defensive stats

  15. PG swapper says:
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    Is RJax enough to pry Dragic away or do you think I’d need to throw in another piece? No TOs league.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @PG swapper: Probably not, but can’t hurt to offer to open discussion!

  16. Boom Shakalaka says:
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    I like everything Tyreke Evans is giving me but understand he’s a sell high guy. What value should I be looking for in a trade?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Boom Shakalaka: I’d shoot for the stars, top 50ish kinda guy? Like I’d rather have Ariza, but that’s not tooooo much a sell high. I’d buy Dragic low! Doubt he’d take it though…

  17. Joe says:
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    I wish I had a question. I’m sure one will eventually come to me. But for now, and it’s only one game in, and at the risk of the Gods jinxing us, let’s pat each other on the back about Jordan Hill. We may not get to again.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe: Haha, yessir! Lookin’ good!

  18. CTMN says:
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    My theory: the Thunder are jinxed and will never win a championship in Oklahoma City until Seattle gets a team back. It doesn’t matter where the team comes from (Atlanta, Milwaukee, expansion?)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @CTMN: Great theory! Seattle does need a team… The Seattle 3Hawks!

      • CTMN says:
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        @JB Gilpin: ha! Bring back the Sonics man…

  19. Aiden says:
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    Hello there, just dropping by. one of my morning routines. lol

    Spencer Hawes came up on waiver. Should I try to pick him up for Rudy Gobert?

    Desperate need for assists/steals, any suggestion for keep in case of team injuries(e.g. Aaron Brooks)?

    Thanks as always,

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      @Aiden:

      Also what about Papanikolaou? Think he could do better in near future.
      Better option than hawes or gobert?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Aiden: Awesome, thanks so much man, glad to have ya!

        Ummmm, I’d probably just hold Gobert to be honest, unless dire need for out of position 3s. Even then, Hawes is looking like he’s not going to play much most of the time.

        Yeah Brooks is a good one, Isaiah Canaan should be on your radar, is Shane Larkin owned? More for steals… Devin Harris?

        If you didn’t need Gobert’s blocks, wow can’t believe I’m saying this, yeah I might roll the dice on Papa. That said, his big minutes last night were with no Terrence Jones, but should be 22-24 minutes off the pine when everyone is healthy.

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          @JB Gilpin:

          Yeah Both Larkin and Harris owned. I can’t seem to stay ahead of the curve.
          but can’t complain with davis, ariza, and knight doing so well.
          I will keep my eye on Canaan though.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Aiden: Seems Canaan can steal/dime if PBev misses any time again, and he seems to get beaten up a little bit with his aggressive D

  20. Manshi Shah says:
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    I just got Kawhi Leonard and Elfrid Payton for Isaiah Thomas, Terrence Jones, and Taj Gibson

    Rate the trade for me please.

    MY TEAM: 14 Team H2H League 9 Standard Categories (Daily Lineup)

    PG- Ty Lawson, Goran Dragic(SG), MCW, Isaiah Thomas

    SG- Eric Gordon

    SF- Nicolas Batum(SG), Chandler Parsons, MKG

    PF- Jared Sullinger, Terrence Jones, Taj Gibson

    C- Roy Hibbert, Jonas Valanciunas

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Manshi Shah: Nice! Love the trade. Still think you’re a little light up front, dunno if Hibbert keeps it up. This is your team pre-trade right, you go Kawhi?

      • Manshi Shah says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yes that is my team pretrade. Who should I pick up to fill out my front court? Kevin Garnett, Brandon Wright, Davies, McGee?

        After my roster spot, I have an opening. Also, I can drop Eric Gordon. So potentially I can pick up 2 from aforementioned players. Which ones?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Manshi Shah: Ummm, yeah I’d drop Gordon too, I’d grab Wright and Garnett, with the full expectation that I’d be dropping Garnett after a couple more games. Don’t expect this output or the minutes

  21. DAMIANTRILLARD says:
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    Dragic and the guard overcrowding in PHX is driving me crazy. What are the odds Dragic gets traded sometime this season. They are literally wasting his talent.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DAMIANTRILLARD: Hah, the odds are 0%. Signed his brother and Goran said he wants to stay there.

  22. hanns says:
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    hey JB,

    Do you think I should sell high on trevor ariza? do you think he can really avg 4 3’s per game?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hanns: Def not selling high, maybe more like 2.7-3 treys a game, but I like all his other stats too.

  23. CTMN says:
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    Lakers record predictiion: 26-56. I don’t even know how they do it tho…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @CTMN: Haha 26 might be a struggle!

  24. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    Jason Kidd, Larry Drew Pt. II. At least D’Antoni is gone…..

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JashFath: 1/2, .500 ain’t bad!

  25. orloeno says:
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    Is George Hill droppable in 12-teamers?

    Notable FAs I could pick up:

    Gordon
    Frye
    KJ McDaniels
    Courtney Lee
    DJ Augustin

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @orloeno: Yeah I’d drop him, probably grabbing Frye

  26. Jake Vz says:
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    Would you trade Collison for kemba? I’m in a league with no FG% or FT%, just FG makes and FT makes and no TOs

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake Vz: Ummm, yeah in that format I think I would

  27. Scort says:
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    Hi,

    I’m in a 10 team roto league, 10 categories (FTM).

    PG: Rubio, Calderon, Lin
    SG: J. Crawford, Alec Burks, Mayo
    SF: Harden, Draymond Green, JR Smith
    PF: Dirk, Milsap, Jordan
    C: Favors, Vucevic

    Waive wire: G. Dieng (waivers), Frye, Chalmers, Aaron Brooks, Mozgov

    I need help with Blocks, FG%, Steals, Assists. I’m thinking of dropping JR Smith and putting a claim for Dieng

    Suggestions please?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scort: Yup, totally good losing JR. I really don’t buy Mayo and he doesn’t help you in the stats you need, I think Frye can help more than you’d think in BLK/STL. I’d make both those moves.

  28. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    JB, how good did the Blazers look last night, my man? The Cavs looked a little rudderless to me. It truly looked like a team that has been playing together for 2 months versus a team that has been playing together for almost 2 years.

    Big win for the Zers either way. If they play D like that for the majority of the year, look out.

    Great write ups as usual, brotha.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: Can’t stop Portland! Yeah, great game for the Blaze. I’ve always like Portland too, i was rootin for em!

      Thanks so much man!

  29. Magones says:
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    Best pickup for ROS value, if I’m more gambling for top 70 potential than a better chance of top 100. Not concerned with position, just upside:

    McBob the destroyer of garments?
    Giannis the destitute man’s Batum?
    JJ just shoots the trey?

    Thanks guys keep up the good work!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Magones: Def Giannis, JJ and McBob really have no upside. Only consistency going for them. Let’s hope the destitute man becomes the fortuitous man! Thanks!

      • Magones says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks. Or also Mayo and Frye are available. Frye going to get enough mins in Orlando to be useful? Mayo to starting lineup soon maybe?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Magones: I think Frye will be useful, but not with Giannis upside. I like him though. Nah, Mayo won’t be starting for the Bucks unless there are major injuries

  30. I am the Walrus says:
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    I have Wroten and MCW on my roster. How bad of a hit does Wroten take when MCW returns? Is he still viable? Is there some shooting guard minutes for him? Should I look for a trade for Wroten ASAP and try take advantage of his current numbers? In this league I can probably find someone who doesn’t realize that his PT will suffer when MCW comes back.

    • I am the Walrus says:
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      Also would you trade Wroten for Mark Morris?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @I am the Walrus: Yeah a pretty big hit, but not catastrophic. Agree he should get some SG run next to MCW, the Sixers have no talent. I would maybe try to move him, but I wouldn’t sell for peanuts. Markiff Morris would be a solid target though, I like that one

  31. Philzilla says:
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    Gary Neal has been playing well this year. He’s putting up stats and passing the eye test. Should I drop McBob for Neal? It doesn’t look like McBob is going to play big minutes any time soon.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Philzilla: Yeah I guess I would rather Neal, but with the expectation I would move on from Neal at some point. Really only a scorer, a little ThrAGNOFfy

  32. tim whatley says:
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    Hey JB,
    who should I start tonight…pick 2
    marcus morris, aaron brooks, iman shumpert, or spencer hawes

    thx

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tim whatley: A big factor is Rose. Right now is questionable, if you can wait til the last minute, that would determine the Brooks play. I actually wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t since against the Bucks and MIL sucks. Prob Morris/Brooks then, but if Rose starts Morris/Shump

  33. miles proudfoot says:
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    would you play sloan or jennings tonight? also jabari as an option, but i guess it’s easier to compare pg’s…thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot: I think I’d roll the dice on Jennings, but risky. Off the good game, and the Knicks have bad PG with Calderon out. Any time!

      • miles proudfoot. says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Oh right, they’re playing the Knicks. as a Knicks fan…yeah, I’ll go with Jennings.

  34. Shaft says:
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    JB/Slim,

    A few trade scenarios for you guys (8-cat):
    1. trade kemba and terrence jones for teague and parsons
    2. trade kemba and terrence jones for ariza and collison
    3. trade kemba and deng for rubio
    4. trade kemba and terrence jones for batum

    My team is Durant, Cousins, M. Gasol, R. Lopez, T. jones, Sullinger, Deng, conley, holiday, kemba, knight, beverley

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shaft: 1. Def doing it if taken. 2. Ehhh, closer… I think I’d take that one too. 3. Definitely doing that, Deng might be a drop in a week. 4. Definitely there too. Sucks that Kemba is hard to move right now though! Good luck!

      • Shaft says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB. Maybe you’ve addressed this already and i missed it, but what are you thoughts on your boyfriend Knight? Part of me wants to think this is mostly for real, but then i remember he’s brandon knight. If you were considering selling high, what guy with SG eligibility is a guy you’d target? Oladipo? Bledsoe? Dragic? Ariza?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Shaft: We’ve covered a little, what do you mean “but then i remember he’s brandon knight”?? Every time he’s played the pure 1 since being in MIL he’s been awesome, why I was the #1 expert ranker of him out of 25 on fpros. Dragic or Ariza I probably would take, but not Oladipo or Bledsoe

          • Shaft says:
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            @JB Gilpin: haha I just meant that you’re going to get one of these every once in a while: http://youtu.be/-4n3VsJcn4I . That being said, there’s a reason I can’t quit him and have had him on my roster for two years. By the way, watching him against the Bulls tonight. Despite his shot not dropping he’s looking pretty solid.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Shaft: Awwwww, yeah I was watching that game I remember that one haha. I thought you were going with this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh0AQw3WFkE

              He’s a legit out of position boarder with those hops. Buying him to be awesome, maybe not quite this good, but really solid

  35. Clos says:
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    What do you think of my Lowry and kcp for Hayward and burks
    I’m lacking 3s big time and during the draft when I drafted kcp this guy messaged saying he really wanted him so I feel like he’ll be tempted to accept

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clos: Nahhhh I’m not doing that, Lowry is by far the best in the deal and having a great night tonight, as is KCP

      • Clos says:
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        @JB Gilpin: yeah true I watched the raptors game Lowry had an unreal night

  36. Tony says:
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    18 teamer, fpts lg

    Who’s the better G to own, Grevias or Shved? Tony Allen and Gary Neal also available and hell lets throw in Ronnie price…..

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tony: I’ll go Neal there, I think he’ll be pretty consistent with that second unit and sometimes getting in with the starters

  37. Black & White says:
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    Okay getting smeared now in Y! 12 team 8 Cat H2H

    Russell Westbrook (OKC – G)
    Paul Millsap (Atl – F,C)
    Goran Dragic (Pho – G)
    Chandler Parsons (Dal – F)
    Nerlens Noel (Phi – F,C)
    Jose Calderon (NY – G)
    Luol Deng (Mia – F)
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (Mil – G,F)
    Elfrid Payton (Orl – G)
    Taj Gibson (Chi – F,C)
    Sebastian Telfair (G)
    Mason Plumlee (Bkn – F,C)
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Det – G)
    Matt Barnes (LAC – F)
    Ed Davis (F,C)

    Any help would be extremely appreciated.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Black & White: Injuries killin ya, I’m fine dropping Calderon to stream if you need to. I like your PG. Definitely need some bigs, and you have some slow starters, I’m not too worried. Deng might be droppable too for streams, maybe offer Plumlee and Gibson to BroLo owner for a better big upgrade

  38. jcg says:
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    Would you look to trade any of these guys for KJ Daniels? Big fan of his game.

    Elfrid Payton
    KCP
    Copeland
    Giannis

    • jcg says:
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      @jcg: Draymond would be another possible trade target I’d be interested in along with KJ McDaniels. Gracias!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @jcg: I don’t mind Copeland, you can get his 3s, I’d probably hold the other guys though. I’m not a big KJ fan, but looked good tonight

  39. Dan The Silly Met Fan says:
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    Hey JB

    What can you tell me about Cody Zeller? Is he worth a pick up in a 16 team H2H league?

    If so who is the drop?

    Mason Plumlee or Brandan Wright or Otto?

  40. Stan says:
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    I’m starting to panic with Dragic. No 3’s and not many assists. I don’t see it. Talk me off the ledge or not?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Stan: I’m def not panicking. Is my thoughts on opening day tempered? Sure. I def wouldn’t sell if I owned him, you wouldn’t get a good return. Suns against a tough D tonight and only had 13 team assists, and Dragic was fine the game before.

  41. Shaqtin'a Coon says:
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    Would you drop Steven Adams for Kanter?

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