JV is for the young and weak. Varsity is where it’s at. The band, the dancing honeys, the letterman jackets, the lights. That is where the true players shine bright. Unfortunately, for most of his career, Jonas Valanciunas couldn’t perform at a varsity level because he was rarely given enough minutes. While in Toronto, he never averaged 30 minutes per game and had three seasons under 23. Since arriving in Memphis, though, he averaged 27.7 minutes last season and, while he’s only at 25.8 this season, the trend has been his friend and the playing time has increased recently. As a result, it’s been all varsity performances from JV. Last night was but the latest example.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 17 2 0 4 0 0/2 13/19 0/1

Now, it was against Andre Drummond, who is one of the poorer defenders in the league. Seriously, what’s up with that? Everyone has been feasting on him. Is it being in Detroit? Anyways, this isn’t about Dre. This is all about JV. Over the past 15 games, he’s been a top 20 player for fantasy, averaging 27.4 minutes, 16.7 points, 0.5 tres, 11.3 boards, 2.1 dimes, 0.8 steals, and 1.7 blocks with 58% shooting from the field. Over the past four games, he’s averaged 30.3 minutes! Play the man. Would he keel over and die if he played 32 minutes per game? Beep. Boop. Bop. You know what never keels over and dies, despite constant use? The Stocktonator.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

 

Kristaps Porzingis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
38 12 0 1 0 1 6/13 10/20 12/12

With no HalleLuka, PorzinGod was activated. He garners a 28.6 usage rate with no Luka on the court, an increase of 2.8%. The Pacers were getting shredded by the pick-and-pop action, which is where PorzinGod is most deadly. Too bad his post game isn’t better, as that could help the 40% shooting from the field. Regardless, when he plays, PorzinGod is a top 40-50 player, on the strength of points, tres, boards, and blocks.

Dorian Finney-Smith

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 11 4 0 1 2 3/4 4/8 4/4

Over the last four games, DFS has been a top 30 player! He’s been shooting 53% from the field, grabbed 7.3 boards, drained 2.5 tres, and dished out 3 dimes. On the season, he’s shooting 46% from the field, grabbing 5.7 boards, draining 1.6 tres, and dishing out 1.4 dimes. As my wife constantly reminds me, extreeeeeeemely small sample size. He’s gotten a boost with no Luka, but he’s a low usage player who provides tres, boards, and some defensive stats. More like a top 150 player.

Tim Hardaway Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 4 5 0 0 2 4/8 9/17 3/3

For those of you who play craps, you know all too well…….SEVEN OUT!!! Craps is an exciting and social game, but its fast and lots of money can vanish or pile up very quickly. Rolling the dice is so much fun….especially when you go on a heater. WE GOT OURSELVES A SHOOTER!!! And those are the times that keep us going back for more and more. That is the Hardaway Jr. experience. Lots of crapping out, but once in a while, he will get hot and provide plenty of points and tres. Last night was but another example, and is why we will keep going back.

Domantas Sabonis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 12 9 1 0 2 0/1 11/18 4/4

The Lituanian LeBron James they call him back home now. He has messed around two times in his career, both of which happened this season, and he aaaaaaaaaaaaaalmost got another one last night. Second in the league with 38 dub-dubs, two behind Giannis Antetokounmpo and Andre Drummond.

Myles Turner

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 5 1 2 3 1 1/4 4/8 2/2

Turner has an outside chance of joining the 1/1/1 club, if he can improve upon the 0.8 steals. The blocks are elite at 1.9 per game, but the points are low and the boards are anorexic.

T. J. Warren did not play due to a concussion suffered on Saturday. As a result….

Aaron Holiday

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
7 2 4 1 0 0 1/3 3/9 0

Jeremy Lamb

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 5 1 1 1 1 1/2 5/8 0/2

Holiday got the start while Lamb moved down to small forward. Holiday is only a break-in-case-of-emergency player. Lamb is only delicious when injury strikes because…..

Victor Oladipo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
9 0 2 0 1 0 1/10 4/17 0

In 23 minutes off the bench. The mind is there for Dipo. The body just needs to catch up. I am always cynical of players returning from injury. Not that they can’t perform. They will, but not at the level we expect. It takes time.

Andre Drummond

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 18 4 0 0 2 0 12/22 1/3

Just another Dre Day. Leading the league in dub-dubs, so points and boards can be expected on the regular. What makes Dre great are the defensive stats, though. Lazy mofo! Kidding. Actually, kind of not, as watching him play defense in real life is kind of painful. Regardless, he’s usually a beast in those cats and last night was only the second time all season that he bageled both. Hopefully Dre gets traded to a contender, so that he can get rejuvenated. As Dr. Klahn from Kentucky Fried Movie was well aware of, Detroit is a place that many do not wish to go to.

Christian Wood

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 5 1 2 2 2 2/3 7/11 1/2

In 34 minutes off the bench. Markieff Morris did not play due to a hip issue. In addition, neither did Derrick Rose or Svi Mykhailiuk, so this is not the N. W. O. With the trade deadline approaching, though, it very well could be, so stash and hold.

Tobias Harris

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
6 5 2 0 0 0 0/6 3/12 0

Momma said there’d be days like this. Don’t worry. Tobias has been one of the more consistent players this season. Nothing to see here. Move along.

Joel Embiid

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
29 12 2 1 0 3 2/2 9/14 9/11

When healthy, Embiid is a fantasy beast, as he can literally do it all and stuff all the fantasy categories. When healthy, though. He’s missed 16 games this season and had ice on his left hand in the second half last night, the same hand he had surgery on.

Shake Milton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 0 4 0 0 2 1/5 5/11 0

Continues to start for Josh Richardon and played 30 minutes. Milton is a points and tres player who will have value for as long as my RichardSON is out and he’s starting.

Bam Adebayo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 8 11 1 0 0 0 8/15 2/2

Aaaaaaaaaaaalmost messed around. They often run the offense through Bam. So freaking sexy. The only thing missing from his game is the shot from downtown.

Jimmy Butler

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
38 7 2 3 0 0 2/2 14/20 8/8

Good help is often difficult to find, so that’s why Butler relies upon himself. Quietly, he’s putting up a top 10 season. Shhhhhh.

Derrick Jones Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 3 1 2 0 0 3/4 5/7 2/2

In 37 minutes off the bench. Airplane Mode usually only gets around 24 minutes of flight time per game, but Meyers Leonard (ankle) and Tyler Herro (foot) both left yesterday’s game early, so extra time in the air.

Goran Dragic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 3 6 1 0 0 4/8 7/12 6/7

In 26 minutes off the bench. Top 50 player over the past five games. He’s not going to continue shooting 49% from the field, so expect regression in that department and the points will come down as a result. With that said, he’s getting 28 minutes of run per night and leading the second unit, so he’s a viable source of points, tres, and dimes.

Jayson Tatum

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 7 3 1 0 1 5/9 10/20 3/3

Kemba Walker did not play due to a knee issue and neither did Marcus Smart, so Tatum led the way for the Celtics. With Kemba and Smart off the court, Tatum garners a 35.1 usage rate, an increase of 7.2%. Translation: he becomes THE guy.

Gordon Hayward

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 7 6 0 1 3 3/6 9/16 3/4

Waves hi.

Jaylen Brown

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 5 0 1 0 2 1/3 9/17 2/2

Gives a wink and a nod.

Brad Wanamaker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 3 5 4 0 2 2/3 5/9 4/4

In 27 minutes off the bench. Wanamaker can provide some boards, tres, and steals, but the points will rarely be voluminous. He only shoots five to six times a game on average, so he requires good efficiency to score.

John Collins

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 11 3 1 2 2 2/2 10/12 0

Top 10 player over the past seven games! Now, he’s not going to shoot 66% from the field every game, but he’s averaging a dub-dub, draining tres, and getting his block on. On the season, he’s at 1.8 per game. The free throw shooting is excellent. The only thing missing from his game are the dimes. If he can continue getting his Mutombo on, Collins should finish as a top 10 player.

Jeff Teague

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 1 6 4 0 2 0 7/14 4/4

Got the start and played 36 minutes because DeAndre Hunter was out due to an ankle injury. Cam Reddish was also out due to a concussion. Teague is only viable when injury strikes.

Kevin Huerter

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 3 2 0 1 0 5/11 9/21 0

In a team-high 39 minutes. Points, tres, dimes, and a teeny weeny amount of defensive stats. Top 100 player for fantasy.

Mikal Bridges

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 6 4 4 2 1 0/2 6/12 0

Continues to start and played 36 minutes. Over the past four games, Bridges has been a top 50 player. He’s low usage, so the points will usually not be there. What he does provide are boards and defensive stats. He’s been averaging 2 steals and 1 block over the past seven games.

Deandre Ayton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 17 5 0 2 3 0 12/22 1/2

He’s a top 20 player for fantasy. The percentages are fantastic, especially for a big man. You can count on a dub-dub nightly and the defensive stats are there. He won’t be among the league leaders in blocks, but he’s averaging 1.5 on the season. Not shabby. Neither is 2 dimes. He’s not sexy and the Suns still should’ve drafted Luka, but I still like him Ayton.

Ricky Rubio

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 3 2 0 0 1 0 2/7 4/4

Got the start but only played 19 minutes. He’s still recovering from an ankle injury.

Caris LeVert

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
29 3 7 2 0 5 2/4 10/20 7/7

Received the start and played 32 minutes, as Kyrie Irving did not play due to a knee injury. LeVert has been atrocious all season, particularly in the shooting efficiency. On the season, he’s converting 38% of his shots, and there have been stretches of sub-35%. He’s returning from injury so it’s talking time to get into the groove. Will he ever get back to that All-Star form? Highly unlikely, especially when Kyrie returns.

Robert Covington

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 8 2 3 1 1 3/9 6/15 0

O ye of little faith. The Lord provides. Top 45 player and could end up in the 1/1/1 club. The dimes are low and the field goal percentage makes men get on their knees and pray, but he contributes a little something something in every category.

Karl-Anthony Towns

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 10 6 1 2 3 3/6 7/17 5/7

Meow. Recently, there’s been plenty of poop in the litter, as the field goal percentage has been sub-50% and the free throw percentage has been sub-80%. With that said, he’s averaging 26.9 points on the season with 3.3 tres and 10.8 boards. Did I forget about the 4.3 dimes? How about the 0.9 steals and 1.2 blocks? Damn, he good. #4 player on the season.

Shabazz Napier

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 3 7 0 0 1 2/10 5/13 5/5

Top 45 player over the past six games. He’s starting, playing over 30 minutes per game, and delivering 12.2 points, 1.7 tres, 5.8 boards, and 8 dimes with 1.5 steals. The board and dime numbers are elevated from a trip-dub, but still….he’s contributing. Now, it’s allabout the shooting efficiency. During his heater, he was Shabazzing the nets to the tune of a 52% mark. He’s normally a sub-40% shooter from the field.

Dewayne Dedmon

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
4 12 3 2 5 4 0/3 2/8 0

No longer a Dedmon walking, Dewayne has been running up and down the court, delivering fantasy goodies for the masses. Top 30 player over the past three games. Now, he asked for a trade earlier in the season and from everything I’ve read, he’s been a fantastic teammate and professional. I would think that the team would do him a solid and grant his wish, especially since Richaun Holmes is expected back to action this week.

De’Aaron Fox

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
31 3 5 2 0 5 3/4 10/16 8/12

Top 50 player over the past four games, averaging 32.5 minutes, 27 points, 1.5 tres, 3.3 boards, 5.8 dimes, 2 steals, and 0.8 blocks. He’s shooting 55% from the field, but only 66% from the line. The usage rate has been 34! He’s still only 22 years old and getting better by the night. Can’t wait to see what the ceiling is.

Bogdan Bogdanovic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 2 3 0 0 1 4/5 5/7 9/11

Continues to start and played 31 minutes. The points and tres have been there, but not much else outside a handful of boards and dimes. What happened to the steals? At least he’s starting and getting the bulk of the shooting guard minutes. Buddy Hield only played 20 minutes off the bench.

LaMarcus Aldridge

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 9 5 0 2 1 2/5 9/17 7/7

LMA with the O! Which is a relief because there hasn’t been much laughing in the Aldridge household. Prior to last night, LMA had scored 8, 10, and 16 points. The reassuring thing, though, is that he continues to channel his inner Mutombo and the boards have ticked up from the bowels of hell.

Patrick Beverley

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 4 5 0 0 2 4/7 4/8 0

It’s been three games since Beverley returned from injury. He’s scored 11, 12, and 12 points while dishing out 5, 4, and 5 dimes. I appreciate that level of consistency. Unfortunately, with great consistency comes anemic upside.

Paul George

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 12 8 0 0 2 1/5 6/13 6/7

Aaaaaalllmost messed around. It’s been three games back for PG as well and….let’s just say he’s been the exact opposite of PB.

Elfrid Payton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 11 15 1 0 1 0/1 8/17 1/3

It finally happened. In an OT game. I’ve been saying that I was feeling a trip-dub soon. Granted, I’ve been saying that for like two months. You have to appreciate my tenacity, though. Anyways, that’s the 17th time he’s messed around in his career. Last year, he messed around in five straight games. He has this in his bag of tricks and, over the past six games, he’s been a top 75 player. I’ve been shocked at how low the ownership percentage was in Yahoo leagues.

Dennis Smith Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 3 6 4 0 2 1/1 6/11 2/6

In 20 minutes off the bench.

He’s played 20 and 27 minutes the past two games. Prior to that, he went nine straight games with 15 or fewer minutes. Man, there was a time when I thought DSJ would be Stevie Franchise Part Deux. I’m a stupid, stupid man.

Kevin Love

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
33 13 6 0 1 1 4/9 12/20 5/5

In 41 minutes! As the Cavs lost to the Knicks, 134-139 at home!!! Quicken low and behold! Games like this are why our hearts are always open to Love. With that said, it’s been put out there Love probably won’t get traded. Whatever. So much BS and posturing right now. I’ll believe it when I see it.

Larry Nance Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 8 6 0 1 2 2/5 8/13 0

Got the start and played 42 minutes because Tristan Thompson did not play due to a sore quad. Top 35 player over the past seven games, averaging 27.5 minutes, 15.3 points, 1.3 tres, 8.7 boards, 3.6 dimes, and 57% shooting from the field. I’m always disappointed in the defensive numbers because he’s so damn athletic, but it is what it is. Most teams play their best players. The Cavs keep theirs on the bench for most of the season.

Collin Sexton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
29 2 7 1 0 2 3/5 11/22 4/4

He won’t stop. He can’t stop. Top 20 player over the past seven games. The efficiency has been magnifique and the dimes have continued to be dished. Those were my two main concerns when he began this heater a month or so ago. He’s even upped the 211 frequency. I BELIEVE!!! For full transparency, I also believe I can fly so….

Aaron Gordon

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 12 5 2 0 1 2/5 6/12 2/6

I remember when I wrote up a Commissioner Gordon piece, basically saying that he’d be the savior of Orlando. Seems so long ago, yet was but a few years ago. He’s still only 24 years old (I can still use the line for 2-3 more years), so it can still click for him. Plus, the athleticism is undeniable. I just think he is who he is as a basketball player. For fantasy, top 175 player perhaps? The shooting efficiency is poor, the contributions on D are lacking, the free throw shooting is poor, and there’s no consistency to his game.

Markelle Fultz

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 1 14 2 0 2 1/2 4/6 3/4

A season-high in dimes. In fact, there’s only been one other game this season he’s dished out at least 10. Fultz is mainly a dimes and steals specialist. At least he’s playing a healthy amount of minutes.

Cody Martin

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 8 3 3 0 0 1/1 6/6 0/1

In 28 minutes off the bench. With P. J. Washington, there were minutes to be had. Dwayne Bacon got the start but only played 18 minutes. There have been rumors that Malik Monk could be dealt, and he’s already leaped Nicolas Batum on the depth chart, so Martin could see increased playing time after the trade deadline.

Draymond Green

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 10 7 2 1 3 2/3 5/8 0

With no D’Angelo Russell, Green becomes the defacto point guard for the Warriors. Such a unique player. Has there been anyone who has been more versatile? Let me hear the suggestions.

Marquese Chriss

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 5 1 0 2 1 0 5/5 3/4

Continues to start and played 26 minutes. Top 60 player over the past six games. I’m still not falling for the banana in the tailpipe. I’m kidding. Anyone who breathes and plays over 20 minutes, I’m considering. Boards, blocks, and excellent field goal percentage are what he provides.

Glenn Robinson III

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 6 7 1 0 2 2/4 8/13 4/4

Top 30 player over the past six games, averaging 30.1 minutes, 17.2 points, 2.2 tres, 3.8 boards, 2.7 dimes, 0.8 steals, and 0.7 blocks. The 60% field goal percentage is unsustainable, but the 85% free throw shooting is legit. Most of the fringe Warriors are candidates to get traded, which would nuke their values.

Alec Burks

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 3 2 2 0 2 5/10 9/17 7/8

In 29 minutes off the bench. I could copy and paste the last sentence in the Robinson blurb, but I’d rather type out why I won’t. Just scroll your eyes up 2.5 inches.

Eric Paschall

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 10 1 0 0 2 0 5/13 4/9

In 24 minutes off the bench. Primarily a boards guy, but the usage rate is high when he’s on the court. Too bad the shooting efficiency is poor.

Rui Hachimura

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 8 0 0 0 2 0 5/8 1/2

Returned from injury, got the start, and played 26 minutes. Arigato Hachimura-son! Points and boards are what you get from Rui. He was supposed to be on a minutes limit. If that was the limit, then he should get ramped up in no time.

Bradley Beal

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
43 2 6 2 0 3 3/7 15/30 10/10

Beal’s seventh 40-burger of the season! Over the past 11 games, he’s been the #7 player for fantasy. On the season, he’s top 25. Dayam. The usage rate has been in the 36-38 range. Things change so fast in fantasy. Not too long ago, people were worried about him getting shut down. Crazy.

Davis Bertans

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 4 5 1 1 1 5/7 6/9 2/3

In 32 minutes off the bench. He’s back, to shooting tres and grabbing boards. He even contributes some D as well. Top 60-ish player for fantasy.

  1. JakeTPE says:
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    Hey SON how goes it?

    Hanging around near the top of my H2H league.

    Picked up Nunn (wanted to grab Chi Dunn for the Nunn and Dunn team name but didn’t have a drop lol).

    Anyway, who do you like over the next week or so with potential to hold: Nunn, E Payton, Fultz? They’re all around the same ownership (50%) and kinda streaky?

    Thanks for the great Daily Notes!

    • Son says:
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      Sup, Jake!!! From State Farm?

      Lol. Nunn & Dunn. Brilliant!

      Elf

      Thanks!

  2. eballs says:
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    Pick two in a points league

    Hachimura
    Dejounte Murray
    Noel
    EG
    THJ
    Garland

    • Son says:
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      Murray and Rui

  3. Pattymillsismyhomeboy says:
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    Hey Son,
    Thanks again.
    I’m looking at trying to get a bit more depth in my 10 reamer H2H 9 cat. Thinking about maybe moving AD which is painful considering how great he is.
    Would you do it for any 2 of Collins, Whiteside, Simmons, Kawhi or Tatum?
    Just looking for best overall as rosters are short and team is pretty balanced.

    • Son says:
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      What’s squad look like?

      • Pattymillsismyhomeboy says:
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        Jrue
        Donovan
        Oubre
        AD
        Vuc
        Brogdon
        Horford
        Mitch Robinson
        Wood
        Clarke
        Mikal Bridges (stream)
        House Jr (stream)
        Nurk (IR)

        • Son says:
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          Well, you have an excess in blocks. Good in points, rebounds, and steals. Dimes is your weakest cat and a little light in tres. If you’re going to make a trade, I’d view it from that perspective.

  4. Mr. Blast says:
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    AyyyyO!

    Great write up as always my guy.

    What a time to be alive with the trade deadline nearing.

    Lot of talk has been swirling around regarding dropping Levert… & or Conley.

    They both have now had ONE solid game a piece as of late.

    Hoping that is a trend that continues. No high hopes, but c’mon. These guy’s should ball.

    Any ways, I’m holding both. If they are sucking it up come playoff time, then I will evaluate other options.

    With Herro leaving the game with a sore foot, I think that maybe the tipping point for me finally. I drafted the dude & I really believe in him. But what do you think about swapping for Kevin Porter Jr. ? Damion Lee ? Duncan RobinSON ? Or I could hold for a few.. I do think the Heat are going to move some pieces this week. & I am a very relaxed & patient person.

    Squad is looking like this –

    H2H – 12 team, with 15 man rosters, considered deep – 13 cats (3 are rebounds)

    Jrue/Lowry/Rozier/Conley
    Oubre/Levert/Herro/Grant/Bertans
    Jokic/Vucevic/Bryant/Holmes/Noel/Wood

    I am SO GASSED UP for the trade deadline Son.

    Prayer hand emojis for new door’s to open for Wood & Noel somehow!

    Also wanting my Celtics to address their weak front court in real life. (Capela cough cough)

    Talk to me.

    • Son says:
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      Ayo!!! Thanks, Blast!

      I’m holding Conley. Shocker right?

      I’m not a believer in LeVert

      I’m good with replacing Herro with any of the guys you mentioned. As for Heat moves, what do you think they do?

      I am so pumped for this week. Hope we get some league altering trades.

      Hands up for Wood and Noel.

      Sorry, F the Celtics!!!! 🙂

      • Mr. Blast says:
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        In my eyes the Celtics are 1 piece away from a finals appearance & the trade deadline could very well bring that. Lets go Danny Ainge!

        Could you please rank out of these 3 –

        Mikal Bridges, Duncan Robinson, Kevin Porter Jr.

        The drop would be Herro if you’re on board.

        Needs would be PTS, 3PTM, FG% and of course, best fit for the squad above.

        RobinSON is on waivers though, until 02/05 if that would be the choice. Other 2 are FAs.

        Side thought – Did Duncan Robinson’s parents name him in honor of the OG San Antonio Spurs twin towers Tim DUNCAN & David ROBINSON ?!?!

        • Son says:
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          Duncan, KPJ, then Mikal if those are your needs.

          Side thought – highly doubt it but I like the thinking!

  5. Joel

    Joel says:
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    Hey Son. Would you drop JJ Redick or Herro for Damion Lee?

    • Son says:
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      I’m ok with that move

  6. SALTY says:
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    Hey Son !!!

    What are some of your top speculative adds right now ? I have seen after 7 years of fantasy basketball, that seasons can be won and lost around this time so wondering who I should be going out to grab to see what happens. I already grabbed Wood as I think he maintains decent production even if there are no major trades in Detroit.

    Is Dedmon worth a grab ? Bruce Brown ?? Anyone else ?

    Thanks man !

    • Son says:
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      Dedmon for sure. Brown. Wood, Noel, Monk, Cody Martin, Kevin Porter, Nance, Svi, Kennard, and Brazdeikis (long shot)

  7. Juan Baloncesto says:
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    Shabazz or Payton going forward? And would you rather have either of them than Dillon Brooks?

    • Son says:
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      Payton.

      Depends what you need. If points and tres, then Brooks

  8. Trader says:
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    JRich coming off IR soon. League trade deadline is Friday so still trying for that elusive 2-1 trade. Two part question….

    1. If I can not make a deal, who is my drop? Roster below.

    2. Please rank these trades from best to worst. And would you do them given Shabazz may be toast?

    A. His J Brown for my Napier and Melo
    B. Barton for same duo
    C. J Brown for Napier and Conley
    D. Smart for Napier

    Harden, Jrue, VV, Lowry, Napier, Conley
    JJJ, Love, RoCo, Ibaka, Melo
    Bryant, Myles, Vuce
    IR: JRich

    Thanks!

    • Son says:
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      A, B, D, C

      You tried to trick me with C!!!

      • Trader says:
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        You give me too much credit! But that does test your Conley obsession LOL

        So you would do them all but Conley last. Yep. You have issues!

        If a drop when JRich comes back. Who goes?

        • Son says:
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          I have many many issues, which you subscribe to!!!

          Melo or maybe Napier, depending on how things shake out in Minny

  9. P.Ramos says:
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    Hi Son, Thanks for your great work.
    I have this team, and I think I will have to drop somebody soon to make room for Carter Jr and Josh Richardson:

    1) Jokic
    2) Vucevic
    3) Adebayo
    4) Butler
    5) Jrue Holiday
    6) Shai
    7) Robert Covington
    8) DeJounte Murray
    9) Brandon Clarke
    10) Satoransky
    11) C. Wood
    12) Nance Jr.
    13) Open to do streaming

    IR:
    Josh Richardson
    W. Carter Jr.

    Who would you drop to make room for those two? Would you drop one, or the two of them instead?

    • Son says:
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      I wouldn’t drop anyone!!! Lol. I’d wait until after the trade deadline if you can. Things will be more clear then

      • P. Ramos says:
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        Cool, Let’s wait, jajaja.

        Someone wants to trade their D’Aaron fox for my Nikola Vucevic.

        What do you think?

        • Son says:
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          I wouldn’t

  10. Trader says:
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    I am done with Melo. Fun while it lasted. Sent out the scouts. So far the best offer is Smart. Might take it. I punt FG% and like his steals.

    • Son says:
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      Lol. I’m with you. I like that trade

      • Trader says:
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        I grabbed it. New team now is:

        Harden, Jrue, VV, Lowry, Napier, Conley, Smart

        Love, JJJ, JRich, Ibaka,

        Bryant, Vuce, Myles
        IR: J Rich

        One other option out there:

        Kemba for my Jrue. Jrue has a bad playoff sked but love his steals. Team playing well too. Could accept or counter with Vuce, Lowry, or VV. Or maybe I just hold?

        • Son says:
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          I like it. Kemba worries me with his knee issue. I’d trade for one of the Toronto guys. I forgot if your playoff schedule is different than the standard, but TOR is the only team that plays 15 games during the playoffs

          • Trader says:
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            Actually I have the Toronto guys. He wants to trade me His Kemba for my Jrue.

            Also, Napier’s value just hit the floor I imagine.

            I Should have a first round bye. Second round starts week of March 23 then the finals begin week of March 30, Toronto has 7 games over those two weeks as does Boston. Pels only have six.

            • Son says:
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              Shit, my bad. You would counter your TOR guys. Got it.

              Nice. You mapped it all out. You good to go

  11. Maximus98 says:
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    Hey man, can you review todays trade in your upcoming post? Like who are adds in standart leagues and etc. It would be really helpful for readers 😉

    • Son says:
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      Already done

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