There’s something oddly satisfying/cozy/exciting about watching premiers on a Friday night. Back in middle school, it was Lori Loughlin and Jaleel White giving me both reprise from schoolwork, as well as kind of a free pass from my parents to just veg out and enjoy unwinding and entertaining stuff on TV, usually accompanied by snacks. That was the best. The adult equivalent for many years has been enjoying the free pass for NBA League Pass on the first Friday night of the season, work already miles behind me, guilt-free, and enjoying a beverage. This is the night I wait for as soon as the NBA Finals end. Fantasy GMs and general fans alike are filled with high hopes and a sense that anything can happen…this could be our/my year! Well, for the sake of all of our readers here at Razzball, let’s make it your year. Enjoy your Friday nights and be on the road to winning some chips!

Kawhi Leonard

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
40 100 31 10 3 1 0 2 3

So how good is Kawhi? He’s arguably the best wing defender since Pippen and his all-around game improvement is unbelievable. He’s just starting to get used to the new team, and he’s doing whatever he wants. For any redrafts starting tonight, Kawhi is arguably pick #4. Kudos to you if you grabbed him after the 10th pick.

Kemba Walker

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
47.1 100 26 2 5 1 0 5 3

Walker had a super quiet first quarter, then did all of his damage in the 2nd and 3rd rounds, before the game became a farce of on NBA game. Kemba was solidly efficient and did what Kemba does. He continues his high scoring and solid all-around game, but he’ll never be an elite assists PG.

Nic Batum

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
75 75 15 6 5 2 0 3 2

Came out on fire in the 1st quarter, scoring 8 points with 4 boards, 2 assists, and 1 steal. Batum posted a definitive Batum line, contributing a little in almost every cat. His move to the 3 looks like it will benefit his numbers this season.

Malik Monk

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
33.3 100 11 1 2 0 0 1 1

This guy is not afraid to shoot. This can be good and bad. Tonight wasn’t pretty. He always shows flashes of that elite athleticism and quickness, but he couldn’t repeat the results from Wednesday’s game. He’ll be up and down, and will probably not end up in the starting unit because the Hornets need Lamb’s defense.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
62.5 50 12 9 5 0 2 0 1

His shot is still as ugly and a blobfish, but maybe a move to the bench is beneficial for MKG. That’s a solid line in 22 minutes. He’s a streamer in deeper leagues, but just know that there is zero upside.

Miles Bridges

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
75 NA 15 8 2 0 1 3 1

Garbage time special, but Bridges is absolutely making the most of every opportunity he gets. Those numbers in only 14 minutes show his crazy upside. If Charlotte ever decides to forgo their traditional bigs, make way for Miles time.

Aaron Gordon

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
22.2 100 5 10 2 2 2 0 3

Ugh…Orlando was a complete mess tonight. Led by Gordon, who just could not find a way to get into his groove. The counting stats are nice and reassuring for his GMs that even his basement can be useful.

Nic Vucevic

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
54.5 100 12 8 4 0 4 0 2

Who said Vuc can’t get blocks? With 2 in the 1st quarter and 4 in the game, Vuc ended up showing out best amongst the Orlando squad. 12/8/4 and 4 blocks and good %s make Vuc sneaky good. I do wish he managed to try a few 3’s, but this offense is just a mess.

Jonathan Isaac

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
33.3 NA 2 5 0 1 0 0 2

Could we have all been wrong? This makes for back-to-back duds to start the season. Isaac looked lost, dealt with foul trouble again, and managed a whole lot of nothing. That said, the talent is there, but the coaching is dreadful. He’ll come around eventually. Excellent time to buy low, though you may not need to. Another game like this and we’ll start seeing him get dropped.

Evan Fournier

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
33.3 NA 12 2 1 0 0 2 1

Wasn’t Fournier good at one point? His shot looked flat and his game passive. He’s really their only scorer in the backcourt, but even that’s not worth a whole lot. His role is safe for now because there aren’t a lot of other options. He will be really annoying to own.

D’Angelo Russell

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
41.7 100 15 5 6 1 1 2 4

Does it ever seem like DRuss has some set of extraordinary skills, but they just don’t quite apply to the NBA? He can ball and does some amazing stuff at times. It’s like a streetballer who gets the call-up, but doesn’t fit because the skills do not translate to the NBA game.

Jarrett Allen

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
75 75 15 11 0 0 4 0 2

Another classic 75/75 game. Allen’s percentages are really good for fantasy and this was a prime example. Add another 4 blocks and Jarrett is looking like a beast. Looks like he’ll never be a steals or assist guy. He missed his only 3, but hopefully he keeps working on that part of his game. Once he develops that, Allen’s ceiling could be top 30.

Caris LeVert

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
61.5 90.9 28 6 5 0 0 2 4

Speaking of upside, LeVert has exploded this season and put his stamp on the NBA with his first 2 games. He just hit the game winner with a driving layup. A favorite “sleeper” who was actually not a sleeper, LeVert has shocked casual fans, but made all of the in-the-know GMs smile. He just does everything and he and Allen are the 2 best players in Brooklyn. If you drafted him, just enjoy the ride. He will be super fun to roster.

Spencer Dinwiddie

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
33.3 NA 10 3 6 0 0 2 4

Looked really solid again tonight, and more of what you might expect out of a point guard. He was aggressive, yet under control, but his shot just wasn’t falling tonight. He ended the game alongside Russell, which could become a regular thing. He still holds value in a weird situation.

Enes Kanter

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
66.7 100 29 10 2 1 0 0 0

Kanter was dominant tonight. He was super efficient and active all game. The lack of blocks is always disappointing, but he did attempt one 3, so that’s something to watch. Fantasy owners knew what they were getting from Kanter when they drafted him; scoring, boards, and percentages. So far, he is even pushing those expectations even further, but not yet diversifying into other categories.

Tim Hardaway Jr.

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
40 85.7 29 2 0 3 0 3 2

THJ showed off that scoring prowess that made him a popular scoring injection for fantasy teams in the mid rounds. The 3 point shooting looked good. He had a more well-rounded game on Wednesday, but that was against Atlanta. He is so far providing value for those that drafted him.

Kevin Knox

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
50 NA 17 6 0 0 0 3 0

Knox gives NY another upside scorer. His play seems to tantalize the NY fanbase as well as fantasy owners, but his stats seem hollow. His defense was poor and he had the worst +/- of any Knick that played at least 20 minutes. His name carries value in fantasy, but if he can piece together a few more high scoring games, he would be a great player to sell high on.

Frank Ntilikina

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
44.4 NA 9 1 4 3 0 1 0

Frankie Smokes is the only defender in this starting lineup, so his role and minutes are super secure. As good as a defender as he is, he could do nothing to stop LeVert from going off. Expect similar lines to this, making him usually a better NBA player than fantasy asset. The steals are solid and he is working to improve his 3 point shooting, so down the road, he could find value. For now, he doesn’t belong on standard rosters.

Mario Hezonja

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
33.3 NA 2 1 1 0 0 0 0

Well…at least he didn’t have any turnovers, right? Mario really did not look super at any point tonight. Following a solid 1st game, Hezonja really disappointed. The rotation is kind of confusing at this point. When he signed this summer, all signs pointed to a solid role, but so far, averaging 17 minutes a game is not what GM’s in the Mario business were counting on. Possibly a buy real low candidate, but I’m not confident he ever gets his footing this season. Maybe he should start with not wearing those white t-shirts under his jersey like a nerd.

Trae Young

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
38.9 66.7 20 2 9 1 1 4 3

The efficiency is as advertised, but so are the points, assists, and 3s. He looked pretty good, yet flawed, like we all expected. He’s going to figure things out and will definitely experience some drastic ups and downs, but in the end he will deliver for fantasy GMs. If you’re punting percentages and TOs, he’s golden.

Taurean Prince

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
66.7 100 28 4 3 3 0 4 4

Taurean played an efficient and productive game, contributing in everything besides blocks. The concerns about Young taking some of Prince’s playmaking responsibilities were real. Other than that, there’s a lot to love about Taurean’s game. He’s an excellent young wing that should be a major part of the plan for the Atlanta rebuild.

DeAndre Bembry

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
36.4 50 12 3 1 1 1 1 5

If the Hawks ever end up moving Bazemore, Bembry could see a sizeable role. For now, he holds value only in very deep leagues, offering an interesting mix of skills with upside in the counting stats. An inefficient triple one with a lot of turnovers is good and bad.

Mike Conley

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
46.2 66.7 16 4 11 0 0 2 0

This game was out of hand early on, so Conley only logged 26 minutes. He seems fresh and back to his normal near elite level of play. When he gets closer to 30 minutes, those points should go up. Nice bounce back after last game. The Con Man is back.

Marc Gasol

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
57.1 100 13 7 5 0 0 1 2

If the Grizzlies are playing well, then Gasol and his GMs benefit. Flashing his excellent playmaking and inside/outside game, Gasol managed his tweaked back to play an effective 28 minutes. He’s a great option for fantasy GMs that refuse to punt FTs.

Jaren Jackson Jr.

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
66.7 66.7 24 7 2 1 2 2 2

We see you, young man. Can we stop messing around and just get Jackson into the starting lineup. Dropping this ridiculous line is partially due to the game being lopsided, but JJJ showed that his unicorn status is no joke: 2 3’s and 2 blocks is nothing to mess with. He is definitely rosterable now and his role could grow quickly.

Garrett Temple

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
90.9 71.4 30 4 2 1 1 5 1

Hopefully, you played him if you somehow had him on your team. I’m not going to look it up, but I will just assume this is the best game of Temple’s career. He should just walk away from the game on this high because that is never happening again. If you can showcase this ridiculous line and get anything of value, pull the trigger.

Kevin Love

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
31.6 100 25 19 7 0 1 3 3

If the shot was falling, we could have been witnessing some classic Minnesota Kevin Love. Besides the inefficiency, the boards, assists, and 3’s were all great and exactly what you hoped for when you drafted him in the late 2nd round. 10/10 free throws is also nothing to sneeze at.

Cedi Osman

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
52.9 0 22 3 8 1 0 4 3

One of the true breakouts of this early season, Osman showcased his active and diverse game. He obviously made the most of his time with LeBron this summer because his playmaking looked smart. His floor is top 100 and he easily has top 60 upside this season.

Tristan Thompson

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
77.8 NA 14 10 2 0 1 0 1

This is good as it gets for Thompson. When he doesn’t miss he can get some cheap points. Otherwise, he’s normally just a rebound specialist and not a great look for your fantasy team.

Colin Sexton

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
66.7 100 14 2 1 0 0 0 0

I might be in the minority, but I just don’t really care for Sexton’s game. Getting 14 points is nice, but look at the rest of that baren box score. He was a team worst -15 in +/- and that can’t endear him to Coach Lue. He’s not worth a spot on your standard roster.

Karl-Anthony Towns

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
40 100 12 9 2 0 4 2 4

Limiting KAT to 10 shots is such a dumb idea. As the best player on the team, he needs to demand a higher usage. This is all very disappointing for his fantasy GMs. Things might not get straightened out until after Jimmy gets moved. If ever there was a buy low window, it’s now.

Jimmy Butler

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
83.3 100 33 7 3 4 2 1 2

Showered with boos, Jimmy eventually had the crowd swing completely the other way with chants of M-V-P! 10-for-10 in free throws help complete a fantastic line that contributed everwhere. Still, he had to shoot an unsustainable 83.3% from the field, which won’t normally be the case. The shots in Minnesota are getting spread across too many players.

Jeff Teague

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
33.3 100 9 3 7 0 0 0 1

What a letdown after the last game. Teague’s value lays somewhere in the middle, as he should average a solid mid-teens in points and 6-7 assists. He’ll bounce back.

Andrew Wiggins

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
38.1 100 22 3 2 3 0 1 1

21 shots to get 22 points is not good. Wiggins did what he does, which is score. He managed to hit a 3 and somehow nabbed 3 steals, which is nice. He’s a low-end point specialist in standard leagues.

Willy Cauley-Stein

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
64.3 66.7 20 7 1 0 0 0 1

Minutes are subject to random change in Sac town. WCS made the best of his time on the court with efficient scoring and boards. Maybe he can hold onto the role, but your guess is as good as mine.

Buddy Hield

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
63.6 NA 17 2 3 0 1 3 2

The 3’s and scoring are nice. He’s capable of better counting stats, especially when given more minutes. Buddy is having a good start to the fantasy season.

De’Aaron Fox

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
50 85.7 18 7 6 0 0 0 4

Another efficient performance. The turnovers are concerning if you worry about that sort of thing.

Marvin Bagley

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
70 83.3 19 8 3 3 1 0 1

Put up a very good stat line, but got straight up abused by Mirotic. He will be hearing Nikola in his dreams for a while. Bagley does have elite athleticism for a big man and is capable of nice statistical lines like this, but his real-life NBA weaknesses may keep him from consistently getting high minutes. In dynasty leagues, show everyone in your league this boxscore and see if you can nab another rookie like SGA or Miles Bridges.

Anthony Davis

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
66.7 66.7 25 10 6 2 2 1 4

He’s officially a monster and if you drafted him #1 overall, congrats on not screwing it up. He did all of the above in 26 minutes. Besides the poor FT, there’s not a lot to say besides, enjoy the ride.

Nikola Mirotic

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
66,7 50 36 9 2 0 0 5 0

The poor FT and lack of stocks kind of sucks, but Niko beasted out and consistently owned Bagley. He’s finally in the right system and working off of AD can be such a sweet thing. He’s going to exceed most expectations this season and feel glad if you rostered him.

Jrue Holiday

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
45.5 83.3 15 6 10 3 0 0 3

Now this is a little more like it. After disappointing in the first game, Jrue stepped it up tonight. The scoring will improve soon as well. A big game could be here any day now.

Elfrid Payton

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
71.4 NA 11 6 6 0 1 1 2

Elf was due to come back to earth a little. Still, he played well, but this is more like what we can expect moving forward. Ian Clark played well and could eventually start taking more minutes.

Julius Randle

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
50 0 13 14 0 0 0 1 1

Physical inside play, beating up on Kings big men, Randle swallowed up 14 boards. This frontcourt is looking imposing. Hitting a 3 was nice, but 0-for-4 from the line? Come on Julius.

Victor Oladipo

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
43.5 66.7 25 5 1 0 1 1 2

Solid scoring, but inefficient, Oladipo did ok, but we expect better! A rebound game is on the horizon.

Myles Turner

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
41.7 100 11 4 0 0 1 0 2

Yuck. This is exactly what I was worried about after watching Turner play passive in the preseason. I guess it’s an ok time to buy low, but based off his recent effort, be careful with your expectations.

Tyreke Evans

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
40 50 10 5 4 2 1 1 3

Classic utility line that contributes a little bit everywhere. Tyreke should be posting lines like this all season.

Domatas Sabonis

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
66.7 100 12 13 2 1 0 0 3

He doesn’t’ get blocks, steals or 3, but he devours boards and is super efficient. Sabonis is part of the reason I worry about Turner moving forward. He’s not as dynamic, but he’s looked good overall when given the chance.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
52.2 66.7 26 15 5 2 1 0 6

Honestly, kind of a sloppy, but effective game for Giannis. 0-for-7 from 3? Really? The 6 turnovers are just reckless. Otherwise, you’re looking at MVP level numbers.

Khris Middleton

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
46.7 66.7 23 4 4 1 0 5 3

Middleton played well and went off for 5-for-9 from 3. He’s a great SG that you could have drafted in the early 3rd round and is always a threat for top 20 level play.

Eric Bledsoe

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
55.6 NA 12 6 7 2 2 2 0

Bledsoe had an efficient but quiet game. Triple 2’s are always fun to see. Bledsoe continues to be underrated in fantasy circles. He obviously is a multi-cat contributor.

Malcolm Brogdon

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
66.7 100 15 4 7 2 0 2 2

Brogdon is starting to pull Bledsoe-like lines, with good counting stats and contributions everywhere. He may have been slept on in drafts due to all of the high profile players in Milwaukee.

Jayson Tatum

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
37.5 100 16 9 2 1 1 2 5

A letdown was pretty predictable after opening night. Tatum still performed admirably, but Kawhi was bound to shut this thing down. So maybe he’s not Kobe yet, but his upside is insane.

Kyrie Irving

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
50 NA 21 4 6 0 1 1 1

Kyrie had a good scoring outing, but for some reason didn’t manage any free throws. It might be kind of a squeeze this season, as this team is so stacked. Kyrie can be elite, but all of the depth makes it tough to trust him completely.

Gordon Hayward

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
46.2 100 14 7 2 1 0 1 1

Hayward is still working his way back after last seasons gruesome opening day injury, but this was a solid line. He’ll recover but it might be slow. Coach Stevens does not need to rush him to 30 minutes.

Al Horford

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
41.7 100 14 10 9 1 1 3 3

Now this is a stacked stat line. Horford could have been a little more efficient, but I think fantasy GMs will quickly forgive any inefficiencies with a great overall performance and near triple-double.

Kyle Lowry

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
62.5 50 15 6 6 0 0 3 0

The scoring is a letdown after game 1, but Lowry always finds ways to contribute. He should start to score more and pick up some steals.

Serge Ibaka

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
71.4 0 21 6 2 0 1 1 1

Ibaka looks great next to Kawhi. He’s never getting back to his big time block days, but he can contribute elsewhere. He’s playing better than I expected, but Jonas may eventually start taking more or a role.

Danny Green

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
62.5 NA 14 5 3 0 1 1 1

The old glory days could be coming back in Toronto for DG. That’s 2 good games in a row and I would not hesitate to add him from waivers if I needed help in stocks.

Paul George

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
25.9 100 20 8 4 2 0 3 3

PG13 was having serious issues getting his shot to drop. Otherwise another very nice game.

Steven Adams

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
72.7 50 17 18 0 1 0 0 0

The points and boards are great. The rest nonexistent.

Tobias Harris

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
45.5 50 26 10 4 1 1 2 3

A great showing by Tobias. As a 4th round guy, Harris has upside that could vault him into the top 30 conversation. 4-for-8 from the charity stripe is a bummer though.

Danilo Gallinari

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
62.5 66.7 26 5 1 0 0 4 0

The efficiency and scoring looked great. Haters will just say wait for the injury, but he might not get hurt. Right? He was generally a later round flier and could have top 50 upside.

Kevin Durant

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
56 100 38 9 7 1 1 1 2

Durant was amazing, as always. The crazy efficiency will always help keep Durant in the elite level. He’s so good that its almost kind of boring.

Steph Curry

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
54.2 0 31 4 8 2 0 5 4

With a stroke as pretty as Nermal, Curry just makes everything look so easy. I wonder if he’s ever gone 0-for-1 from the line before. He was probably underrated in drafts, but if you nabbed him, just enjoy the ride. He is so fun to watch and roster.

Draymond Green

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
50 50 14 9 6 1 2 1 5

Dray was getting chippy in this game. He continues to offer interesting stats for a big. Scoring will never be his forte or role at GS. Enjoy all of the other stats.

Joe Ingles

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
66.7 NA 27 4 4 2 1 7 1

Ingles went off tonight, hitting 7 3’s and offering a fabulous stat line. Not the most exciting player, but he does what needs to be done to win. He’s super underrated and contributes in every cat.

Donovan Mitchell

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
30.4 50 19 2 3 2 0 4 0

Not his best shooting performance, but Donovan can expect a nice leap again this year as he fully takes on the lead role for the Jazz.

Rudy Gobert

FG% FT% Points Reb Assist Steal Block 3PM TO
66.7 72.7 16 11 2 3 1 0 4

Uh oh. Somebody learned how to hit a respectable free throw percentage…Is there anything that’s as much of a scary, yet sure thing as Gobert holding the ball with both hands jumping into the air to dunk and forming a C with his body. Beast.

  1. kalone says:
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    Thanks, Kevin! It’s weird to call someone by a real name on the internet, but thank you nonetheless.

    What’s your read on the Warriors center position? Who’s the guy to own, if any, between Damian, Kevon and Bell?

    • Kevin

      Kevin says:
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      @kalone: Hey Kalone! Thanks for checking in. That 5th position on the Warriors is always a little tricky. Now it looks like Jerebko has carved out a role in the absence of Iggy, and he can play some small ball 5. Heading into the season I had it Bell, Looney, and then Jones, in that order. I still think talent holds out in the end and I trust my original feeling, though you could easily swap Looney and Jones. Bell getting shut down by Kerr like he was in Game 2 is disheartening, but he’s such a versatile player who probably has some maturing to do, both on and off the court. But his skillset makes him difficult to hold back over the source of the season. I believe he’ll get back into the rotation and start racking up the counting stats sooner rather than later. He’s a nice buy-low target if you have impatient owners.

      • kalone says:
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        @Kevin: yeah, it’s a pickle. thanks, bud!

  2. Hornaceks money says:
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    Hi there, I’m in a close matchup in my points lge and only have one move left for the week. Would u take one game of Ariza or two games of pj Tucker?? Thinkin ros id go ariza but If want to win wk 1 I might get more mileage outta Tucker?? What’s ur take? I’m playing fantasy basketball for first time since 10 yrs ago. Thx!!!

    • Kevin

      Kevin says:
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      @Hornaceks money: I say PJ for 2 games is the slight edge. Ariza has a higher ceiling, but not enough to warrant half the games.

  3. waffles says:
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    hey good stuff Kevin

    who do you like best in a points league (ESPN default) for tomorrow (sunday) ?
    Avery Bradley, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (HOU), Trey Lyles (GS), Yogi Ferrel (@OKC), or Juan Hernangomez (GS)?

    thanks

    • waffles says:
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      @waffles: also, sweet avatar

      • Kevin

        Kevin says:
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        @waffles: haha thanks. I don’t get enough love for the halfcat pic.

    • Kevin

      Kevin says:
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      @waffles: this must be a deep league Waffles. Trey Lyles is kind of built for points league…I think his role is solid and he should be good for points and boards. Avery, SGA, and Yogi could potentially have solid games, but I think Lyles is the way to go.

  4. Andrew Ringer says:
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    Would you rather have Isaac and Monk or Eric Gordon and Jae Crowder.. Furthermore, would you drop Monk for Crowder, leave team build out of it.

    • Kevin

      Kevin says:
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      @Andrew Ringer: Isaac and Monk have a much higher upside so it depends on how risk adverse you are. I would personally go Isaac and Monk because I prefer upside. Again, it depends on what you need, but I guess I would personally ride Crowder over Monk for now, but would feel kind of lame for it.

  5. I just wanna Kawhi says:
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    Isaac is a total pain in the ass, only played plenty of minutes in their last game bcos Simmons was out. Bet he’s gonna surrender some of his minutes again once Simmons returns. Nance is still injured what the hell. And Willy just can’t seem to win his coaches’ trust. Having said all of this, I’m still holding onto Nance, I wanna believe he’ll be a 14/7 guy with d-stats and decent percentages once he returns. Willy is a goner, replacing him with SGA. And what to do Isaac, Jesus. Thank God Orlando is an awful team ran by an terrible front office, he’s gonna get his run sooner or later. Just don’t commit 6 fouls in the first half. But won’t think twice of dropping his ass once a more reliable PF comes up from the wire. Anyway, great work man!

    • Kevin

      Kevin says:
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      @I just wanna Kawhi:I agree with all of this. I have Isaac in 2 leagues and yeah, its rough to see this start. I agree its mainly to do because of this clown franchise. The fouling in concerning and something to keep tabs on. I’m holding Isaac and buying low if I can. Visions of him with Bamba blocking 7 shots a game is always in the back of my mind if all goes well. Thanks!

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