So a little bit of a weird daily notes this morning, as I’m speaking to you from a day behind!  I’m out traveling as I add another notch to my belt as they say, and well in more ways than one!  Eating some good food and going on brewery tours is pretty much the pinnacle of life!  Long story short, notes are through Friday/Saturday games and I’ll be a little slow with comments until Tuesday.  Although I’ll likely pop in at some point with some horrible typos and weird drunken advice….

Anyway, we mentioned on the Pod last week how surprisingly bad the Wolves have been this year, and it looked like they might be turning the corner Saturday night, maintaining a big lead against the red hot Rockets.  But they collapsed in the final minute losing a 9 point lead pushing it to OT, the Rockets took over, Zach LaVine hit a big 3 with 5 seconds left, then on the last gasp, LaVine got nudged out off bounds throwing up the desperation shot.  Another game you throw up your arms and go “huh?!”; all the starters played well and they held Houston to 95 in regulation!  Plus Karl-Anthony Towns went off for a 40 burger!  41/15/5/0/1 on 15-28 shooting and 10-12 FT including this NBA Jam quality alley:

I don’t have much else to expand on here, except the Wolves are going to have to go through some sort of massive change.  Yes, they’re the youngest team/starting 5 in the NBA, but all of the starters are already too good for this team to be 7-19.  Obviously Ricky Rubio getting traded is what most point to, but we’ll see what happens.  And I think KAT is the kind of player that will keep his motor going every night, and not phone it in down the stretch (cough, Hassan Whiteside, cough)…  Here’s what else down over Friday and Saturday’s games in fantasy hoops action:

Jeremy Lin I mentioned last week I was worried about a back issue coming off a bad hamstring injury, but looked fine against the Magic!  17/3/3/0/0 in only 20 minutes Friday night, but if you’re risk-averse with injuries, I might shop him off this one.

Evan Fournier Well, poop.  There went that little AST-run he was on.  21/4/1/0/0 on 5-15 shooting, but only 1 TO and has put his TO rate in the pool.  A lot of shrinkage.

Nikola Vucevic After a few games off, goes rainbow!  Just needed some maintenance, that Vuccy Mane.  21/10/4/2/3.  Well, maintenance and playing the Mess…

D.J. Augustin Ugh, stupid Magic rotations…  The ghost of “we know who” is still haunting their hallways!  17/6/4 and an absurd 14 shots Friday on 27 minutes, with Elfrid put on the Shelfrid for 10/6/5 in 21 minutes, filling out their PG 48.  Ugh.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope HUGE weekend (Huge Gina!) going 24/6/3/1/0 and 20/5/3/1/0 with 9 combined treys.  Back-to-back nights of me huffing KCP gets my motor going baby!  “Don’t you f$%*ing look at me!”  Wow, that’s actually a pretty rough reference…

John Wall Broke hearts with only 29 points Friday!  A popular 30-point challenge pick became the Friday goat…  But not so for the rest of his fantasy owners: 29/2/11/3/0 with 4 treys and no TO!  Efficient Wall!

Kelly Oubre – Moved back to the bench with Markieff Morris back, but Kieff only got 18 minutes and Oubre played 34.  That said, 7/6/0/1/0 for Oubre on 1-6 shooting…  Bleh.  Love his future, but it’s gonna be bumpy this year even with more minutes.

Isaiah Thomas Instead of “Put your dick in a box”, IT2/3 needs to “Put ice on that dick”!  Keep that groin loose, mi amigo, I need you!  26/3/5 in his return from a groin injury, hitting 2 treys on Friday night.

Terry Rozier Been gushing over him the past week, and went down to 16 minutes and didn’t do much on Friday.  I’d give it a few weeks of lower run, then buy him low in deep dynos.  I tried in REL and got REJECTED!

Kemba Walker Sat out Friday (personal), but came back strong Saturday for 18/6/10 against the Hawks.  Glad to see him back!

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Mannnnn, he looked so good to start the year!  Minutes faded to 22 then 20 on Fri/Sat games, with anemic lines.  Slim was right to be done with MKG, toss him out post haste!

Kyle Korver Hit 6 treys on Friday night against the Raps.  Probably was like, “Me, Kyle Korver, is coming off the bench for another three point shooter?!”  But then 7/4/2 on Saturday with only 1 three.  Irony is that you can trust any Hawks’ wings.

Jonas Valanciunas Only 26 minutes Friday against the Hawks, in a loss where Dwight Howard played 34 and went 27/15.  The crusade against the Luminescent Lithuanian’s minutes is out of control!  But here to stay, we’ve seen it for years now!

Giannis Antetokounmpo Look out for the Bucks!  13-12 with back-to-back wins over the Bulls, holding them to only 69 (teehee) on Friday.  22/7/11/3/1 on 8-13 shooting with 2 treys in that Friday win.  19:2 AST:TO over his last 3.  Greeky make me Freaky!

Nikola Mirotic The motor of the Bulls?!  Missed a walkthough on Friday and got a DNP-CD because of it.  I have a feeling he’s getting close to needing a change of scenery…

Nerlens Noel …speaking of change of scenery, we need Noel to get to the other side of the country!  Dude lit up the Sixers for only playing him 8 minutes on Friday, and we can see a divorce coming faster than when that dude from the 19 kids and counting show was found out to be groping his sisters then was on Ashley Madison.  His wife needed to get on that alimony pony right away!

Julius Randle Man, he looks SOOOOOOO good when I slum myself down to watch Lakers basketball.  25/9/4/3/0 in the Philly win on Friday, then 16/4/7 Saturday.  Did have 5 TO in each of those games, but a nice bounce back after a mini-lull the 2 before.

Nick Young – Ugh.  Scores 32 against the Cavs with 8 treys.  I still think he’s garbage, just a hot shooting game.  Does absolutely nothing in the D stats, and gets good ratings because he never turns it over.  If he shoots sub-40% on a given night, I think it should count as turnovers!

Brandon Ingram As Slim puts it “minutes should be a category too!”  Haha just kidding, but the 41 minutes Saturday got Ingram to slowly accumulate a 9/10/9/0/0 line with 2 TO and a trey.  No D stats, and it’s a little Rondo-ish.  Woo.  Hoo.  He hadn’t topped 3 dimes in his other last 10 games, or 7 rebounds.  Still think he’s well, WELL outside of 12er ownability other than last gasp streaming.  Gotta love those 0 STL and 0 BLK the last 6 games!

Anthony Davis Got a leg contusion and left Friday, but reports were saying he could’ve come back, it was just a blowout.  Was questionable heading into last night, so hopefully he’s out there and we’re not in another fragile Brow booboo vortex again…

Cheick Diallo Sweet Cheicks!  22 minutes aided by less Brow and Omer Asik getting a DNP-CD.  10/7/1/0/1 on 4-5 FG (2-2 FT) for Sweet Cheicks, who might be less of a project than we imagined…  Keeping an eyeBrow raised here on the Pels.

Eric Gordon Ugh, I was wrong not to be higher on him!  11 treys over the weekend, and playing some primo ThrAGNOF ball.  That said, if you can get great value, we’ve seen him have several injury issues and he’s still over 30 MPG off the bench…

Kosta Koufos Getting some added run as they play bigger with Rudy Gay (hip) out, going 16/13/2/0/3 against the Grizzlies in a shocking win at Memphis.  Maybe he gets a little more run even when Gay is back – been pretty solid his last 3 games going into yesterday.

Garrett Temple Playing obscene ball!  17/6/4/2/0 on 4-11 FG (3-6 3PTM 6-6 FT) in that Friday win.  I’m streaming him in a few RCLs with the added run, and this came with Ben McLemore back in the starting 5.  Playing too well to be put back on the bench.  Crouching Tiger, Hidden Temple!

Mike Conley Played 29 minutes after breaking his back 2.5 weeks ago.  Dude, that sounds LES MISERABLE!  Only 8/3/6/2/1 though – you like the full line and all the songs, but it just has that stench of Russell Crowe singing floating around it that the regression from his hot start is gonna hit hard while he plays through this back issue.

Rodney Hood Hits a trey with 0.8 seconds left to beat the Mavs Friday night.  This play was so Dallas…

Hahahaha.  Only the friggin’ baby giraffe Salah Mejri jogs back from the on set!  Look at Harrison Barnes.  HAHAHAHAHA.  I swear, I looped this 15 times and laughed non-stop.

Russell Westbrook Man it’s fun to own him in the REL…  OKC just tore up the Suns, with Westy going 26/11/22/2/1 on 9-17 FG (1-2 3PTM 7-7 FT) and “only” 5 TO.

Devin Booker Tried to keep the Suns in it on a 31/3/5/1/0 line, but 6 TO.  Bleh.

T.J. Warren My boy is back!  14 minutes of 2/2/0/0/1 in 14 minutes Saturday, but 1-1 FG and was +6 in a 13 point loss!  Hopefully he can push P.J. Tucker back to a small bench role SUPER fast.

Glenn Robinson III 12/12 with no other stats for Big Puppy Saturday night.  Filling in admirably for Monta Ellis playing big minutes and sound D, but so blah for fantasy and Monta might be back early this week.  Monta has been blah too, but it’ll suck both into non-relevance.

Kyle O’Quinn Damn, look at Willy Hernangomez giving O’Quinn owners a nice big punch to the KOQ!  17/10/2/0/2 in a huge line from Willy, shooting 5-8 FG with 7-8 FT.  I guess Hornacek wanted to pit the Hernangomez bros together…  Wait, Juancho didn’t even play 2 minutes…  Ugh!  Anyway, The Irishman only got 7 minutes, which was a big bummer.  I still have KOQ on a few RCLs, and I’m gonna give it one more game.

Gary Harris Solid encore, going 16/3/2/1/0 with no TO and no treys.  He was always gonna be a metrics guy and this was a solid line, so congrats to all of you who stashed him in non-IL spots for a few weeks!

Kenneth Faried Ugh, my Nuggets frustration boiled over here.  10-11 FG when I’m having a great FG% week in REL going against him.  MANIMALLLLL!  25/7/2/0/3 in 29 minutes as the Nuggets are rolling right now.  Rolling, with Jusuf Nurkic barely playing.  I’m about to Hulk out on my keyboard.

Moe Harkless Why you gotta be, MOE HARKLESSSSS!  17/1/0/2/2 and the only Blazer to survive the savagery of the Warriors…

Ian Clark The beneficiary of said savagery!  23/2/4 in 21 minutes on 9-11 shooting late Saturday night.  I thought the junk time winner was supposed to be Patrick McCaw.  McCAAAWWWWWWW!!!  …McNaw….

 

I hope everyone in Razzball Nation had a great weekend!  As I mentioned in the intro, I’ll be a little slow with comments today, and Peter Kap has got Daily Notes tomorrow until I get back.  Then I’ll see you Wednesday and Thursday for the daily notes.  Catch ya then!

  1. Lasandro says:
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    Oh, oh I got a better one: “Indian Vivek and the Temple of Doom”. You’re welcome.

    I’ll leave you to your delicious beer and food exploits (where are you though?) and divert to the Aborigine..

    [email protected]! Willy gets a mention, yes, BUT what do we do here? You may recall I just grabbed a hot KOQ in my super shallow 14 cat roto (his O brds get my KOQ so Hornyceck), but is he’s been blah in the two games I’ve owned him. Is it time to move on Willy? He looks so damn confident out there and has a good motor, too. Both he and Kyle are per min monsters, but Willy seems to be gettin the 20min + run right now at the 5. Thoughts? Please rank (for the short-term, at least) Willy, Cody, Speights (now that Blake is out for several weeks), or Deng. Just looking for some good overall numbers and all these dudes can contribute decent brds, either way. I’ll be dropping KOQ.

    Are we starting to warm up a little on Mudiay, now that Denver is starting him alongside their 4 best players? He seems to be having a lot more open drives and his FG% has improved dramatically. Should I give him a flier? Or would you rather Deng or Winslow? Justice looked good but I dont know if I can handle his nightly 2/4 FG and 4/7 FTs ugh..

    • Slim

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      @Lasandro: I don’t know how I can trust either of those backup bigs in NY, I feel like we need a month long run by one of them. Willy has been very good in 3 of the past 4, and the 4th… a DNP. I’d order those Cody by alot, then Deng, then Speights, then Willy. But Speights apparently barely plays next to Jordan so it probably isn’t going to work out, but maybe it does for a little while.

      Yeah the new look Nuggets look so much better. Gary and Wilson in the starting lineup takes so much ball handling pressure off Mudiay. I really like the change for him. I’d take Mudiay over Winslow for sure and yeah Deng needs his minutes and it’s so unreliable. Winslow could go 15/7/4/1/1 and finish outside the top 100 with his shooting and TOs.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: @Slim: hah i like it! Im in asheville, micro brew capital of the world! Just went to biltmore, largest house in US. Place is crazy!

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin @Slim: Now that Capela is down (UUUUUGGGGHHH) I’ll have to swap him out for someone comparable. Cody is still on top of the list (unless Willy shows me something really nice tomorrow), but can we assume that Montrezl is going to give us something similar to what Clint leaves on the table? He’s a very similar player and he would surely get a ton of pick n roll opportunities in a 25min role. Blocks shots too. Very interested to get your take.

      On the scoring big front, we already discussed Speights but what about our boy Leuer? Now that SVG has promised a lineup change for the next game, we have to assume that Jonny boy is going to get his shot. Worth an add? It’d be him or a more defensive, rebounding big like Cody or Montrezl taking the empty Capela roster spot. Scoring, %s and O brds are the current needs.

      • Slim

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        @Lasandro: Yeah they’re similar but they might give Nene a few more minutes and give us an even time share. I think we can take a wait and see approach. Leuer could be ok, I don’t love him in the starting unit since they take alot more shots than the 2nd unit but he should be solid, assuming that is the move Stan makes. I’d probably still stick with Cody.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: @Slim: Yeah that was a brutal one… Mehhhh, I’ve never been as big on Montrezl. Prob low FG%, and yeah less blocks.

          I’d also stick with Cody, I dunno if a line-up change would really dramatically change minutes

  2. your mom says:
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    whiteside and his ft shooting is killing my team. trade him for kemba? 14 team 9 cat roto league
    thanks!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @your mom: Yeah without the FT% Whiteside isn’t a 1st rounder. Both are probably in that 20ish range if we drafted today. I like it to fill a need.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @your mom: @Slim: Agree, if you need PG it def works. Whiteside seems like he miht tune out by March

  3. Doctor G says:
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    Enjoy your vacay JB!!! Much deserved I’m sure!! With the news Blake is out AGAIN with a minor knee procedure, is Speights worth a pickup for the next couple weeks or so? I’d assume he’d be the primary beneficiary here, unless Doc decides to slide LRMAM over to the 4 in Blakes spot and give the 3 minutes to Doc Junior. Maybe some coach’s son bias, who knows!?

    Also got a quick trade question for you, if ya have time between your meals and your brewery tours haha. So I basically gutted my entire roster to trade for Giannis in my 12 team H2H Keeper league (keep 3), which gives me KD, Giannis, and Millsap as my 3 keepers for next year. Someone offered me Steph for Giannis. Should I even be considering that in a keeper league? I know Stephs your boy and you had him ranked number 1. Just figured I’d get your (maybe drunken) thoughts on that. Anyways, enjoy your time away, eat lots and drink more!! Catch ya when you get back bud!

    • Slim

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      @Doctor G: I added Speights but I don’t think it’s going to work. Apparently Speights barely plays next to Jordan. But it’s worth the check and he plays 3 games in the next 4 days, although everyone plays on Friday it looks like.

      Nah Gimme Giannis. He’s still improving where as Steph is in his prime.

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        @Slim: yeah I added him too, mostly because the schedule works out well this week. You’re right about him not playing much next to DJ, I think they have like 5 minutes next to each other this season. Looks like Doc strictly uses Speights as a 5 off the bench behind Deandre. But you have to think he’ll see some sort of uptick in minutes, probably matchup based, and he could have 1 maybe 2 solid games this week maybe a couple low end double doubles with a few 3s sprinkled in. I’ll be happy with that.

        And yeah I’m with you on Giannis. I feel the same way, just figured its always good to get another opinion. Thanks Slim!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Slim: @Doctor G: Thanks man! Just a nice bday getaway. Meh yeah i dont think theres gonna be a sure fire add here in 10/12ers. Playing smalled with mbah a moute makes sense for sure. Hah not too drunk yet today, got nice n toast yesterday, but yah gimme Giannis as well!

  4. hamtime says:
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    I own MKG and Oubre in a 14er. Would you drop one (or both) for:

    crabbe (boring), hield (getting hot), powell (boring), cj miles (whore)

    • Slim

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      @hamtime: hehe. Umm… yeesh. I think I hold Oubre through the concussion if I can. Sucks but he was looking good. MKG vs those… Crabbe no. Powell no. The other 2 are Thragnof. As strange as it sounds I’ll take CJ for MKG. I don’t trust Buddy’s minutes with Tyreke back and probably Frazier now too.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @hamtime: @Slim: Haha awesome comment. Whoa, CJ is my answer too (dropping MKG)! Def needs to pick it up a tad next few games though

  5. James says:
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    12 team H2H, drop Nurkic or MKG for Speights?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @James: Both! Umm. I’ll lose Nurkic. His struggles aren’t going away any time soon.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @James: @Slim: Yeah lose both, add Speights and someone else that fits a need

  6. NameNotFound says:
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    Hidden temple. Lol.
    Would you rather start Deng(4) over Harkless(3) this week? I have Harkless and not sure if I should drop him for Deng.

    Thanks!

    • Slim

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      @NameNotFound: I like Harkless way more in long run, Nah I’ll role with Harkless and lose the game. Prolly get more Dstats anyway with Harkless.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @NameNotFound: @Slim: I know way behind, but yeah Deng was a little iffy going in too. I prob woulda said Hark

  7. Nukna says:
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    Razzup, guys!
    Would you swap Whiteside for M. Turner?
    It seems to be REBs vs FT% (and some 3s recently).
    As a Whiteside owner, it’s very tough to win FT%, since the rest of my team is ok, but not good enough to offset his “contribution”.
    It might be easier to make up for the lost REBs that would be gone with Whiteside.
    I was hoping his improvement from the last months of last season were for real (hell, he might do the same this year, but no sign of that scenario for now).
    Was very bullish on Whiteside, took him as a 7th pick (6 team league, picked Kawhi and Hassan as 6 and 7). But I do try to be objective, if it is a good decision, I would have no trouble swapping my 7th pick for the young gun.
    I know JB thinks Hassan might slow down post ASB. I don’t see it coming, but who knows.

    • Nukna says:
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      My other option is to basically punt FT%. It’s been working for now, I’m at the top of my league currently (although by a slim margin), but constantly trying to improve.
      Thanks for your efforts!
      Regards from Serbia!

      • Slim

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        @Nukna: It’s alot of boards to lose but I don’t hate it if you’re done punting FTs. Doesn’t look like Myles is going to slow down anytime soon. I’m a little concerned Whiteside will get lackadaisical late in the year but not so far to throw him outside the top 25 or so.

        • Nukna says:
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          Thanks, Slim!
          Yeah… not an easy decision.
          I might end up keeping Whiteside after all, hoping that we will see a bump in FT% post ASB.
          JB, any thoughts?

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Slim: @Nukna: Man. I’m having trouble not saying Turner too… Lackadasical issue like Slim said, plus any sort of hangnail in march and they’ll shut him down. That’s even more an issue in Roto, but H2H yeah I’d hold I think

  8. Dante Green says:
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    God, I hope Towns goes HAM from here on out, like 30/14 every game the rest of the way. I kinda feel like my team is on a downward spiral with that douchebag of a coach named Malone halting Joke’s momentum–F U MALONE, YOU’RE AN EFFIN STUPID COACH, YOU; Harkless and Tobias losing steam too; and Richardson playing like shit after coming back from injury. I’m just glad Hayward, Towns and McCollum–my first three picks are keeping my team competitive, Crowder finally healthy, and Schroder playing like a top-50 player.

    Tobias and Hark really need to find their groove back, and stupid-Malone needs to quit playing Jokic just 19-20 minutes AND I FRIGGIN HOPE PARSONS PLAYS LIKE THE WAY HE PLAYED DURING THE LATTER PART OF LAST SEASON BEFORE HIS KNEE GAVE OUT!!! Ughh

    Somebody just dropped JaMychal and I will try to get him, he’ll definitely be a nice addition to my squad. Prolly dropping either Miles or Nurkic for him, I just don’t know how much I have to bid. I got $66 left and I would really love for it to stay in the 60-ish range until like Feb. Or I could go for Chriss if I want to keep it cheap. And I also hope Miles strings together a couple of good games so I could swap him for Knight, really needing a PG2! Ughh

    • Dante Green says:
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      @Dante Green:

      Forgot to ask, your thoughts on Willy Hernan and Rivers? Just really looking to bid on a lot of players just in case I end up not getting JaMyc! Thanks bud

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @Dante Green: Oh no. This is a HUGE buy low moment for Jokic, both those 20 minute games were due to foul trouble. Yes that will happen since he isn’t playing against 2nd unit centers anymore but those minutes are DEFINITELY going up, although probably still south of 30.

        Harkless came back strong last time out. Tobias seems fine, he’s just not going to blow up with so many weapons on that team. I’ve got my fingers crossed on Parsons. I could really use his 2nd half from last year too.

        If Chriss and JaMychal got the same minutes I think Chriss would be better, so much upside, plus JaMychal could lose momentum as the team gets healthy. I’d be pretty happy with either.

        I’m not trusting Willy yet. Sure he had a good 3 out of 4 stretch but that includes a DNP. If OQuinn comes out strong Willy might not get off the bench that game. It’s tough. I need like a month before I can trust it. Rivers… I mean I guess but he’s a pretty low end Thragnof with his FT%.

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          @Slim:

          Joke’s killing it right now. Hah. I didn’t know the low minutes were because of foul trouble! Thanks for informing me bud

          Yea, Hark had a nice game last time out. Really lovin him this season. I hope Parsons stays healthy now, keeping my fingers crossed too.

          Chriss had another low-minute game, but I’m really looking for a cheap PF/C so I would still try and get him!

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Slim: @Dante Green: Hah yeah jokic coming big for ya last night!

            Yeah I like maybe $2-$4ish bids on Chriss or JMike for the time being. Can lose Nurk.

            • Dante Green says:
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              @JB Gilpin:

              Yea, Nurk has got to go. Still makes me sad how things got out of hand with him.

              I can’t stomach Richardson’s atrocious shooting anymore, the bad thing though is that our league only allows 1 move per week meaning I can only drop Nurkic and pick up one player. Argh and Miles too, still as cold as ice! It’s crazy. Anyway, thoughts on Nogueira? Still putting up decent block production even in a limited playing time. Would you drop Richardson/Miles for him? But who should I really pick up first, Nog or Chriss? Thanks man

            • Dante Green says:
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              And would you pick up Seth right now or nah?

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Dante Green: Yeah, blowout last night too and still a DNP… Bummer. Well Miles got more mins at least! Sure Richardson can go, ummmmm, I guess for Chriss. More all around upside. Nah pass on Seth

                • Dante Green says:
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                  @JB Gilpin:

                  Thanks bud, will try and get Chriss now.

                  Yea, and I think it’d be easier for me to move CJ Miles with his name recognition. Again man, thanks!

                  • JB Gilpin

                    JB Gilpin says:
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                    @Dante Green: Damn, annoying game last night. PJ Tucker can’t get off this team fast enough…

  9. Michael Appiah says:
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    10 team roto, 10 cat (FTM), 1IR spot

    Hey JB, I’m looking to capitalize on Blake Griffin’s injury and acquire CP3 for my Steph Curry. Minus three pointers, CP3 projects higher than Steph Curry this season. I expect CP3 to be a top 3 player and go on god mode like he did in the 2015-16 season.

    My team is seriously lacking in assists and I’m second last in my league in this cat. Here’s my team.

    PG: Steph Curry, Jrue Holiday, Jeremy Lin, Tim Frazier
    SG: Kyrie Irving, Avery Bradley
    SF: Wiggins, TJ Warren
    PF: Trevor Booker, Gorgui Dieng, Nik Jokic, Sullinger (IR)
    C: BroLo, Embiid, Tyson Chandler

    Should I trade Steph Curry for CP3? CP3 will help me surge up the standings.

    Thanks

    • Slim

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      @Michael Appiah: It feels like a bit of a sell low and yeah Paul will be better than he has been for the next month or so. I can’t say it’s so bad don’t do it, esp in roto where it’s all about needs. I might negotiate a little harded than a straight 1-for-1 but if it helps you win I can’t really be against it.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Michael Appiah: @Slim: Interesting, he was great last year as well. Yeah fits a roto need. Agree with Slim though, you might be able to milk out a sweetener

  10. Bourito says:
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    Which team combo would you prefer in a 14 team 9 cat (or 8 cat, since TO’s is the only one I don’t care) h2h dynasty league: Zach LaVine and Gorgui Dieng or Rodney Hood and Derrick Favors?

    TIA

    • Slim

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      @Bourito: LaVine > Hood but not by a whole lot. Gorgui can be hit or miss but outside of points should beat Favors in most categories, I think the days of a healthy Favors is probably behind us. Kind of sad. The dynasty aspect definitely favors the LaVine side.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Bourito: @Slim: Yeah I want the LaVine side. Too many injuries on the Jazz side

  11. a bag of sand says:
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    11 tm roto w/ DD’s instead of TO’s.
    At the top of most categories aside from %’s and DD’s.

    Drop any of these:
    Len, Powell, Ingram

    For any of these?
    Speights, Temple, C Zeller, Finney-Smith, Marvin W

    Thx

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @a bag of sand: Zeller is the guy. He needs to be owned and really thrives in roto and I like where his minutes are at. I’d lose Dwight Powell, it just isn’t going to happen. Temple for Len is interesting, esp with Chriss getting more of the PF minutes and Tyson healthy.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @a bag of sand: @Slim: Agree I would want Zeller. Gotta like the %s. I think I would lose INgram for Marvin or Temple

  12. Not Your Average Joe says:
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    Yo JB!

    I’m in need of an SF, at least until Parsons actually plays and gets up to speed (if that ever happens). Is Ersan pure fool’s gold and, if not, who is a better drop for him: Collison or Tyler Johnson? Feel like at least in theory Collison is more efficient but he’s been very streaky and I keep worrying the Kings are going to trade for a high volume shooting wing. Johnson’s been up and down and probably will continue to be so under Dragic and as Spo figures out rotations but doesn’t he look to have an additional gear he hasn’t yet found?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Not Your Average Joe: Yes Ersan is a 2cat guy. Damn those are tough drops. I don’t know, I might see if I can trade either for someone better than Ilyasova.

      • Not Your Average Joe says:
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        @Slim:

        My league – though, frankly, most of the leagues I’ve ever been in are like that, across all fantasy sports – is trade averse unless the other owner feels they’re clearly winning the trade.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slim: @Not Your Average Joe: Parsons might be here by tomo! Yeah I wouldn’t be losing either of those two guys… Mayyyybe TyJo if you really had to. I hear ya on trades, def tougher in some leagues than others

  13. Bye Felica says:
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    Oakfor or Speights

    Where would you rank Oak? Don’t see him ranked anywhere on the site

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Bye Felica: I’d probably stick it out with Okafor. I don’t know about Speights, even if his minutes do go up it’s more than likely a temporary role. Ranking Okafor is tough. Outside top 100 with those FTs. It does look like he’s found a groove but are Noels minutes going to go up? Is Simmons coming back? Will Embiid get unleased for 30 minutes a night? The uncertainty makes it tough but for now I’ll call him just outside the top 100 but maybe inside on a punt FT team.

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Slim: Good analysis. He’s actually on waivers for some reason in the rcl I’m in and i need bug stats so i think I’ll give him a spin for now. Thx

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slim: @Bye Felica: Yeah if you need a big, he would prob still top most of the buzzy add names (ala Speights).

  14. Tony C says:
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    Hey JB thanks for the updates, as always! Baseball, basketball, doesn’t matter, great job.

    So now I have a question….I recently picked up Sefolosha and Temple and dropped Luol Deng (before his big game on Saturday) and Frazier. Now I wonder should I go back to Deng or pickup Marvin Williams, Speights, Oubre, Belinelli or Finney-Smith? Whpo would you drop from my roster if I should pick up one of the aforementioned players? THANKS

    The rest of me roster is:
    PG Alphabet, Lowry, Mills
    SG Bradley, E.Turner, Temple
    SF Crowder, Harkless, Sefolosha
    PF Jokic, A.Gordon (ouch!)
    C M.Turner, Embiid
    IL Simmons

    • Tony C says:
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      This is a 12 team, 9-cat, H2H league

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Tony C: Yeah I might go back to Luol. probably loosing Temple but Gordon is killing me. I wouldn’t hate moving on from him at all. I might give Speights a gander to see what happens but that’s the only guy on your list I like in a 12er right now.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Tony C: @Slim: Thanks so much man, appreciate it! Yeah don’t blame ya for losing Deng… I’m pretty meh on Speights. I’d be good losing Mills and Temple for Deng and prob Marvin Williams,

  15. dom says:
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    scooped Vucevic off waivers in a 12er… didn’t really need him but he’s too good to not put in a claim.

    what do you think of this team? are any of these guys cuttable to stream in 9 cat 12 team? should I try and trade one of the centers for idk, a shooting guard? you see any weaknesses here?

    Curry
    Schroder
    Elfrid
    Monta Ellis (IR)
    Avery Bradley
    Wilson Chandler
    Jae Crowder
    Maurice Harkless
    Ryan Anderson
    Derrick Favors
    Horford
    DeAndre Jordan
    Vucevic

    Bradley is actually the only guy I have who qualifies at SG…. any suggestions on an SG trade target? thanks a lot!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @dom: I might have said Gary Harris a few days ago but goodluck with that now. Monta down is rough. I don’t see an obvious drop, esp with Elfrids assists as a need. So a trade, Harris of course if the price isn’t too steep, Fournier. Some of your guys are SG in Y! so I’m not sure who is eligible in your league.

      • dom says:
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        @Slim: who would you trade from that roster for Gary Harris? thanks

        • Slim

          Slim says:
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          @dom: He won’t come cheap. Could have got him for Wilson a few days ago, maybe even Harkless. Now you have to offer both. And the answer is Yes. With Vuc added you can afford to lose Favors. I’m struggling to believe he’s ever going to be healthy but he has some name value so you may be able to get more than just Gary. He can have Anderson straight up if he wants him or Anderson and Harkless. There’s a range of ways to try to get it done.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @dom: @Slim: Hah wow, crazy he was cut… Fournier is a good one… I like Slim’s ideas here!

  16. Rice says:
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    Here is a fun on: 9 Cat / H2H, which side wins?

    Curry / Aldridge

    or

    Westbrook / Dieng

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Rice: uhh… uhh… I hate Aldridge but I’ll do that side. Unless you are already punting TOs and or FG% then give me Westbrook side.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Rice: @Slim: Yeah, you’d have to have a build where TO is a clear punt and maybe FG% is already pretty bad or great to do that, likelly sticking with Curry

  17. VamosErik88 says:
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    Hi guys,
    Still here looking for some advice.
    Just traded Clarkson for Mudiay in my 18-teams salary cap league?
    How do you rate this move? I did it believing the lineup shake will do wonders 4 Mudiay’s value.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @VamosErik88: Yeah Gary and Wilson are making life so much easier for Mudiay. I like the move and I’d do it 10 times out of 10 right now.

      • VamosErik88 says:
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        @Slim: Great to hear my man!
        I like the new Nuggets lineup so much! Maybe Malone is starting to figure things out?!? (BIG MAYBE).
        I also have “The Joker” on my young studs team and i like the pairing with Mudiay a lot!!
        Glad to see you like the move too!

        • Slim

          Slim says:
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          @VamosErik88: As a dynasty owner of Nurkic and Juancho it kinda blows but at least I have Gary too. Be interesting to see what happens when/if Wilson or Gallo misses time.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @VamosErik88: @Slim: Agree, Mudiay is looking a lot better next to G Harris. Damn you hit on the right nuggets with those 2!

  18. Not Your Average Joe says:
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    Yo JB! Two questions today for the price of one, in case you’re telling me above to get rid of Ersan.

    Another team in my league is lacking assists and blocks. I’m in need of REBs and a better FG%. Would it be enough for me to offer him TyJo, Collison, and Rolo for Jabari and Dieng (or Tobias and Dieng)? Should I offer less? We can also offer pick swaps, though I’m usually loathe to do that.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Not Your Average Joe: @Slim: Hah any time! Agree, those deals help consolidate and Dieng is still getting underrated to me. I like em both as well

  19. Jensen says:
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    Really wish the Knickerbockers would pick a center and stick with it. Holding KOQ and Willy now……

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Jensen: Yeah me too. I have stock in Willy in a dynasty so that’s what I’m hoping for.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Jensen: @Slim: Either Willy or KOQ with a consistent role would work in even 12er!

  20. Clos says:
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    Would you drop casspi for speights?

    • Clos says:
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      @Clos: patty mills just got dropped.. Should I drop casspi for him instead?

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @Clos: I’ll see what kind of minutes Speights gets, it’ll be easy to move on from if not. Mills, meh, pass.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Clos: @Slim: Agree pass on Mills… I would see what kind of rotation they run tonight before adding Speights I’m still a little iffy

  21. Troy says:
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    I’m getting a lot of trade offers for KAT right now. What’s his value? LBJ+Wiggins?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Troy: Nah, I need a top 6 player for KAT. I rarely do the 2 in 2-fer-1.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Troy: @Slim: Agree, yeah don’t give him up for 2 inferior guys unless blown away, and that’s not too close

  22. Microwave Donut says:
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    Pabst! Blue! Ribbon!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Microwave Donut: Are you my Uncle Phil? He drank 4 16ers last time we played golf. He was tore up.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Microwave Donut: @Slim: Hahaha Microwave got the reference that I think Slim missed 🙂 Love that movie. I’ll [email protected]$* anything that moves!

  23. miles proudfoot says:
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    Would you drop: Knight, Tjones, Frazier, or Bazemore

    For: Mills, Barton, JRich, Mudiay, Temple, and/or Marcus Morris?

    Thanks!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Knight for Mudiay for sure. Frazier v Richardson is close, even with Richardson struggling, he’s going to get more minutes though…

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @miles proudfoot: @Slim: Yeah def get Mudiay, looking a lot better. I woulda said lose Baze a couple games ago, but holding there now. Frazier I think I would lose for MOrris if needing PTS

  24. Trul says:
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    Koquin or hernangomez for this week?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Trul: Oh lord. I have no idea. I’ll go with Willy cause I have him on a team and don’t have KOQ anywhere.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Trul: @Slim: Hah I woulda gone Willy too, gone with the current hot hand. Slim doesn’t have a KOQ??!?!?!

  25. Toni Vidal Ribes says:
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    Hi guys!

    What do you think about Payne?
    Drop JJ, Kilpatrik, Kanter, Henson, Tyson or Finney-Smith for him?

    Thanks & enjoy your holidays!!!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Toni Vidal Ribes: @Slim: Very excited to see Payne back, but yeah just in a holding pattern except in the deepest of leagues

  26. Patty Mills is my Homeboy says:
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    Hey guys,
    Have a well deserved break JB. Slim, I feel like I’ve got a decent team on paper but I can’t seem to translate it into wins. I tried to go for a %s and TOs friendly build but that goes down the toilet when guys go cold. 10 team, 9 cat H2H. Any thoughts on how I can shake this up a bit?

    Lowry
    Conley
    Teague
    Collison
    P Bev
    Tony Allen (stream)
    Bookworm
    Ryan Anderson
    Porzingod
    Gorgui
    KAT
    Steifel Tower

    Thanks heaps and happy holidays!

    PS. Will the Thrill Barton on waivers who I think I’ll try grab tonight for Collison or Allen.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Patty Mills is my Homeboy: Yeah Tony can go. I don’t know about Barton in a 10er. I think 24 minutes is what we can expect. I’m definitely not losing Collison, but I do like your PGs.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Patty Mills is my Homeboy: @Slim: Thanks man, appreciate it! Had a blast. Yeah not too excited about Barton. but Allen is less exciting. Bigs look good and your PG are better with Conley back, I think it could all come together still

  27. Threekola says:
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    I was offered this trade (I own schroder and winslow). Which side you taking in a vacuum and is it close?

    Schroder + Winslow or Isaiah Thomas

    My situation favors Isaiah side more than it normally would, though, because I have two healthy guys in IL and need to clear up space. Plus, Schroder’s TO are hurting quite a bit, I’m tank fg% anyways so Isaiah doesn’t hurt me there, and I need some ft volume and scoring. Should I forget about Winslow’s upside and take this?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Threekola: Yeah take it. Schroder is hot but he’s still low steals/ too high TOs. IT2/3rds does significantly more, esp with the huge FT volume. I’m trying to do the same kind of thing with Winslow but I can’t find a buyer.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Threekola: @Slim: Agree, you consolidate into the best player, I do think it’s fairly close though. Winslow with the %s and TO issues won’t have enough upside to where you’ll regret it much

  28. Drez1 says:
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    Ok, so I’m about to do something crazy, but here me out, lol. Anyway, I’ve got a fairly stacked team in a 16 team dynasty (standard cats). I’m looking to flip a few assets for a big because I’m weak in the middle. Here’s my lineup:

    Kyrie
    IT2
    Rubio
    Lavine
    Middleton (stashed on IR)
    Oladipo
    Butler
    Draymond
    Giannis
    Ibaka
    Monroe
    Henson
    J-Rich
    Thad

    D-league: Booker, Juancho, Zubac, Bjelica

    So I’m targeting Jokic because I want someone young with elite upside. Dude needs a PG, so I sent him Rubio/Thad/Booker as an offer. He declined, but I can tell he’s kinda interested. Would adding J-Rich to Rubio/Thad/Booker be too much for Jokic? I need to make room on my roster for Booker next season if I don’t trade him, so I don’t mind consolidating a few of my potential mid-rounders for an elite big since I’m gonna have to figure it out at some point.

    He’s also got LMA on the block, so I might target him if he wants too much for Jokic. I think he’ll have a strong second half, but the random DNP’s during the playoffs could kill me (I should be a lock for the finals). Which of those guys mentioned in the Jokic trade would you be willing to move for LMA?

    Anyway, sorry about the long one. Thank you guys, as per usual.

    • Drez1 says:
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      @Drez1:

      BTW, I’d grab Diallo with one of my empty roster spots if that makes a difference.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Drez1: I’d leave LMA alone, esp in a dynasty. It isn’t worth the headache. I don’t mind throwing Richardson into the deal. Jokic is a strong buy but it’s going to be really easy to overpay considering the lack of dstats.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Drez1: @Slim: Mannnn, 16 team dynasty. That’s a lot to throw at Jokic. Yeah Aldridge, bleh in a dyno. You do have the AST though to lose Rubio, Thad is old too, hurts to lose Booker a little tho (assuming Devin)… Then J rich too… Man, can you get a throw in back at least?

  29. james says:
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    Should I drop JaMychal Green or Tyson Chandler… its gotta be one of them.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @james: Tyson for sure. He’s a 1cat guy and JaMychal aint no rebounding slouch.

      • james says:
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        @Slim:
        thank you slim, yep I went with Tyson, their respective recent rotoworld blurbs helped too

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slim: @james: J-Mike has been a little blah lately though… I think Tyson was the cut too, but it’s close for me

  30. Fitz says:
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    Hey guys! Can you please rank Mirotic, W. Hernangomez and Brogdon for ROS value? Wohooo! Thanks loads.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Fitz: That’s impossible with so much uncertainty involved with these guys but I’ll take your order, could reverse the order if assists are a need though. Willy out in front if boards/FG% is a need and he continues getting 24ish minutes.

      • Fitz says:
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        @Slim: Hey Slim! Thank you for your thoughts! I just picked up both Willy and Miro, will keep my fingers crossed!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slim: @Fitz: Agree, I always liked Brogdon and he came out as pretty close to NBA ready, but so much more upside that you get a top-100ish contibutor from the other 2

  31. Steveo says:
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    Please rank… Clarkson, Barea, T.J. Warren

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Steveo: Clarkson, Warren (hopefully), Barea. I don’t trust Barea gets his minutes back and Warren is really struggling coming back. I think Clarkson laps the field here.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Steveo: @Slim: Agree Clarkson by far 1. We just talked TJ on the Pod, and yeah it’s scary something is going on there. I’ll take Barea 2

  32. Jake says:
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    Rockets need to go get nerlens now. Dantoni was sixers assistant coach last year too.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Jake: That would work, can’t play a healthy Capella next to him so there’s that but they could certainly use him right now. I think Noel would do some serious damamge on that team too.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Jake: @Slim: Hah I mentioned this on the Pod! I had the same thought without thinking of the DAntoni connection

  33. Johnc says:
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    . Just a shout out for some great advice on a deal I did three weeks ago. I was given the choice of Brooklyn Booker or Jokic as a “third guy” in a monster deal in a league that is not crazy about mega deals.

    Your comment was: Jokic due to upside. This was in the face of Malone/Skiles syndrome occurring in Denver. The Donatas offer sheet helped spook me on Booker so I was up for the gamble. Only a few weeks now, and hope not t curse it, but Joker has been The Riddler! Gracias

    • Slim

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      @Johnc: We try. Denver is rediculous hot right now, but we are talking about 3 home games vs Por (Plumlee), NY (Noah/Willy), and Dal (Mejri/Powell). That’s about as easy as it gets for a big.

      • John says:
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        @Slim:

        DeAndre tonight. Better test

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slim: @Johnc: @John: Yeah better test tonight, but I don’t see any way you’re not feeling great on that deal. Glad we helped on this one, if we get 60% of the tough ones right, we’re feeling good! 🙂

          • John says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            Inevitable fall from grace last night for Joker. Grabbed a few points and boards in last three minutes of garbage time to camoflogue an ugly one.
            I was offered Dragic and P Bev for Joker and Adams.
            Thoughts??

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @John: Yeah kinda figured, Clippers for the most of the year have been fantasy’s worst teams to play against. Totally needs based on G need vs. C need. vacuum?? I’d lean holding

  34. Tyler says:
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    Would you trade Dragic for Jokic?

    • Tyler says:
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      @Tyler: I meant Dragic + Lou Will for Jokic? Jokic just had a monster game

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @Tyler: Yeah if boards are a need, vs Dragic’s 3s. Jokic is solid, but I think people will over value him very soon. He’s basically Lance Stevenson from the Indy days.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Tyler: @Slim: Meh, yeah that’s a lot of G stats and scoring… Depends on build, if you can give up the Pts/Ast/3s and need a well rounded big with %s then OK

  35. Tyler says:
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    drop JRich for Mirotic, Chriss, Harrell, Sefolosha, Nance, ZBo, Patterson, TJones, Hernangomez?

    Current lineup:
    G-Lowry, Dragic, Bev, LouWill, GHarris
    F-Giannis, Hayward, Gay, Harkless, JRich
    C-Gobert, Turner, Horford
    IL-Tyreke

    • Tyler says:
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      @Tyler: dorian finney smith also just got dropped

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @Tyler: Lots of names there that should be useful. I’m interested in Montrezl in the short term and Chriss in the long term. But I would definitely look to replace with another big. Really I’d be ok losing him for any of those, maybe not Nance or PatPat, Willy is tough to trust but maybe, probably the best rebounder of the group.

        • Tyler says:
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          @Slim: thoughts about replacing jrich with mirotic? Figured he also has the same 2-1-1 upside with more rebounds and PF eligibility?

          • Slim

            Slim says:
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            @Tyler: But I think Mirotic is locked into his 20ish minute role. Not a terrible idea but I think you will get bored with Mirotic quickly.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Tyler: @Slim: Nance is likely out now… Zbo seems to fit even on a bad shooting game, or I would go upside of Tjones

  36. Mclovin it says:
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    hey

    in a keeper league would you be looking to deal durant if your rebuilding? have an offer of wiggins and gobert

    thoughts?

    • Slim

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      @Mclovin it: It isn’t the worst thing I’ve ever seen. Gobert looks like a 2nd rounder at worst now a days, and getting better. This might depend on how many are kept, if alot I’m not against it. If a little then meh, keep Durant. League size matters a little too. If shallow pass, if deep ok.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Mclovin it: @Slim: I’m pretty cold on Wiggins. I like the idea though, and with Slim on his analysis. If you could get a better asset than Wiggins who is young too, I would be all about it

  37. Michael says:
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    should I drop kyle korver for belinelli?

    korver is really crapping it right now, but I am just afraid if I drop him for belinelli he might turn it on later on?

    • Slim

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      @Michael: Sure. Korver is done, he’s like 35, but he’s basically doing exactly what he did last year. The problem is that the Hawks are deeper on the wings now with Hardaway and Sefolosha playing well.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Michael: @Slim: Yeah too many wings, fun irony for the “Hawks”. I’m good with the swap, then stream again if/when Belli is cold or has a 2 or 3 game layoff

  38. Tyler says:
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    Drop tyreke evans for jj barea?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Tyler: Nah, I don’t trust Barea’s minutes. At least a healthy Tyreke should clear 30 min per game.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Tyler: @Slim: WHOA! STOP THE PRESSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Slim just took Tyreke Evans in a comment… Haha, I agree, keep Reke

  39. Slim

    Slim says:
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    Who is this Gary Harris I keep hearing about?

    • Tyler says:
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      @Slim: hahaha. Love it. Gary’s been killing it I just regret not getting him in my 10team coz i cant play another SG but then yahoo just gave him SF. Damn you yahoo!! Lol. At least i drafted and stashed him in my main league. Kudos slim.

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @Tyler: Nice. That’s going to be very useful. Now I can play another PG at SG and slot Gary in at SF or F.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Tyler: @Slim: I just gave Slim his due on the Pod… (walks sheepishly into the corner)

  40. Henry says:
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    A quick trade question for the nuggest player,
    should I sell high on Jokic for now? I got a offer for Jokic for Ariza, is it fair?
    Also, should I trade my beal+crowder for Irving + Garry Harris?

    Thanks!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Henry: Nah, Ariza isn’t enough. Jokic is worth more currently.

      2nd… OMG absolutely. Straight highway robbery. You’d get arguably the 2 best players in the deal.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Henry: @Slim: Yeah pass on Ariza. Hah I think Harris vs. Crowder is still a debate… Beal has been good too. But yeah, you’re doing that one

  41. john coakley says:
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    Who is the better stash, if anyone from this illustrious group?

    Waiters, MCW, Bogut, Sully?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @john coakley: Hah I had the same problem with an open IL spot myself… I stashed Waiters

  42. TT says:
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    ROS, 10-team 9-cat: What is wrong with Collision??!! Drop him for Mudiay (bad FG% and no steals) or Bazemore (bad FG% and inconsistent)? Got enough assists from CP3, Bledsoe, Jrue, George Hill, Beverlly, Jokic and Pau.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TT: Temple taking a lot of USG away? I dunno… Hmmmm, Mudiay. Man I think you hold, but it’s tough and I might try to add Mudiay for someone else

  43. Stat Studded says:
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    Hey JB,

    Who wins here: Kemba, Fournier, and Jokic for Kawhi and Winslow in a 9-cat H2H? Our league has a lot of intriguing players on waivers that are due to be back soon (Nowitzki, Warren, Clarkson, Collison, Simmons, Barea, Terrence Jones) so I wasn’t sure if I could make up the depth I’d lose with some of the players on waivers.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Stat Studded: Yeah with that kind of depth on the wire, I like it. Prob adding Clarkson I would think. Sounds like a shallower league, so yeah, you always take the superstar when you can!

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