Totally off the wagon!  My sobriety is over.  On my bender this weekend, I ate a roasted chicken off the bone for dinner, lost my voice yelling trying to talk to Germans, tried to order steak at a carnival stand, and woke up the next day hating life.   Well, that was actually my time at Oktoberfest, but more or less the same thing!

We all know how much I love Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.  He’s probably my most talked about fantasy player since last season that hasn’t fully broken into 100%-owned fantasy relevance.  And of course, after a slow start and swearing him off – with me finally admitting to my KCP obsession – he turns it back around culminating in another fantastic line against OKC for 19/3/5/1/0 shooting 6-12 FG (1-5 3PTM 6-7 FT).  Did have 3 TO, but one was a very questionable charge on a nasty layup in transition.  I think Kevin Durant took it – MVP call!  In the finale last year, KCP went 30/6/0/2/1 on 11-19 shooting with 5 treys against OKC.  Slim – how many times have I brought up that game now?!  I worked Yahoo highlights on that one when my company did them last year, so harkening to the memories of that 30-burger is like reliving your ultimate drug trip.  “The trees were melting into the sky!”  So of course seeing him rip apart OKC once again has my teeth grinding more than a cokehead stranded in Antarctica.

KCP’s got steals in 9 of 10 games now, his TO rate is fantastic (3 was a season high yesterday – averaging 1.0 TO a game before last night), but I’m recently liking how much more he’s getting involved inside the perimeter.  Through the first 15 games, 47.4% of KCP’s shots were 3s, but through the last six, 35 of his 80 shots were treys taking it down to 43.8%.  And in that time his USG% (estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player while he was on the floor) – something I don’t look at too, too often – jumped from 18% those first 15 games, to 20.3% not including yesterday.  I watched a lot of last night’s game, and he was more involved in the O than any other Pistons game I’ve seen all year – and due to my addiction, it’s been a lot.  While it was yet another loss, they still gave OKC a run for their money – given the Thunder studs are still shaking off some rust.  So I’m back to being a KCP addict!  Let’s hope this doesn’t start impacting my work and ruining my relationships…  I won’t go rehab again!  Here’s what else went down over the weekend in fantasy basketball:

Kevin Durant Had a little bit of a dud against the Sixers (figures, right?!) last Friday, but was unstoppable against the Pistons for 28/4/4 on 10-19 shooting.  Drafters who looked at the big picture got MVP production on the cheap!  Cheap MVP!  I also nominate my cousin Larry for MVP of being cheap…  “Congrats on the graduation, nephew, here’s a room temperature can of PBR…”  Russell Westbrook neared a tripdub and Serge Ibaka back to 13/13 with 4 blocks… Everything’s coming together!

Ed Davis Finally saw the Byron Scott line-up changes last night, with Big Ed starting.  Sure made him feel special!  Special Ed!  His FT stroke looks pretty special ed…  12/7/0/0/2 hitting 5-6 FG but 2-4 FT.  Is this that much different than his bench role…?

Ronnie Price – The other line-up change, Price started over Jeremy Lin for 3/1/3/2/1 in a… near rainbow at the least!  Lin played 20 minutes and wasn’t any better… This is quickly turning into a Mavericks-esque PG shituation.  In that you want none of these guys.

Nicolas Batum After a six game spell of 2-29 from deep (le poopoo!), finally had a multi-trey game again!  2-5 from deep last night against the Knicks.  11/5/7/1/0, no TO, and 9-21 FG the past two games.  Nothing too dramatic, but it’s enough of a slow warming up to feel good with sending Batum owners buy low offers, but I’m not paying draft day price.

Jose Calderon Ay dios mio!  No lo tengo… dimos?  Going for dimes in Spanglish, yeah he has none.  8 in the past three games.  Droppable in even 12ers.  While things might have been different had he not gotten hurt, my dismissal of the triangle offense mysteriously making his assists disappear like in the Bermuda Triangle was foolish.  JB the fool!

Tyler Zeller 8/8/1/0/1 yesterday against the Wizards, while Kelly Olynyk disappeared.  “Who made him disappear?”  “A bunch of Wizards!”  The monster Zeller game last Friday night (24/14/2/0/1) might be a major outlier, but even his floor is very usable.  Especially since Olynyk sometimes shows up to games looking like Hollow Man.

Rajon Rondo Tripdub!  13/13/11/3/0 in the upset of the Wiz.  Shot 5-17 though, and his FT% is still in the low 30%s!  14 for his last 53 from the field, good for a 5-game FG% stretch of bluuuuuckckkkckckejilifefmef3oe.

Rasual Butler – Well, I think you have to buy!  The clear-cut 6th man for Washington, and after starting cold yesterday ended up heating up late for 8-17 FG (6-10 3PTM) 22/4/0/1/0 in another huge chunk of run at 30 minutes.  22:41 minutes or more in the past 6, and can come in as the backup 2 or 3.  Which is especially useful when…

Bradley Beal …absolutely kills ya!  4-18 shooting, 4 TO, and other than the 10 points and 2 treys, only logged a single block on the stat sheet.  I imagine some matchups had a big FG% swing due to this one!

Nene I sorta thought he was still out…  5/6/0/0/1 in only 16 minutes last night, after only 18 on Friday.  Taking this “ease him in” seriously!

Kris Humphries – Making it easier for the Nene-easing…er.  20/4/0/1/1 Friday then 8/14/1/1/1 yesterday.  This role might stick.  Kinda like Ray J’s *@@***$$W^$&^((^^***** (edited for content).

Wilson Chandler Wiiiiiiilsssssooonnn!!  While he may have floated away from any of my fantasy teams this year, don’t let your only friend get away!  12-22 FG (4-12 3PTM) for 29/10/2 yesterday afternoon against the Hawks.  Durant might be “Slim Reaper” but Chandler is “Gallo Reaper”!  Danilo Galinari for 0/1/2/0/0 on 0-6 shooting in 14 minutes.  Chandler has run away with that job, so I’m not a huge Gallo-stasher.

Luol Deng Returned from a bruised hand.  He had been clapping too hard when watching better Heat players perform while he sat on the bench.  13/5/1/1/0, but his few upside games I guess is still worth holding onto.  Just not too tight, don’t bruise yourself…

Mario Chalmers – After a 6 dime and 6 steal game Friday as the starter, moved back to the bench for favor of Norris Cole, but still outplayed him yesterday for 31 to 25 minutes.  A pretty typical 12/3/2/4/0 line when everyone is healthy.  Chalmers owners – don’t wish for injuries, it’s bad fantasy juju!

Jon Leuer Actually led the Grizz in scoring, playing a lot of minutes down the stretch in a semi-blowout of the Heat last night.  20/12/1/2/1 with two treys, and for deeper leagues, does enough on a game-to-game basis to warrant some consideration.  And by “game-to-game” I mean when he doesn’t get DNPs like Friday night, which was really weird…

Brandan Wright – Whoa, rainbow alert!  Now this was the real blowout, with the Mavs crushing the Bucks.  8/7/2/4/3 in 21 minutes, and really only gets the shout because I love rainbows!  And nothing else in that game was too interesting except this awesome dunk by Giannis Antetokounmpo.  It’s like MJ’s Space Jam dunk!

Robert Covington I seem to always think “Mr. Covington!” in the voice of Austin Powers saying “Mrs. Kensington!” Big weekend scoring 20+ in back-to-back games and 3+ treys in 4 straight.  The biggest number to impress is the 28 minutes in three straight Sixers games, and their record in those is 2-1!  I still think he’s a little fringy; I would probably own Rasual Butler over him, but he’s in the 12-team mix while hot.  Good call by Slim on this one!

Kenneth Faried Oh man…  Only 18 minutes Friday night and now out with a back strain.  Said he “got hit and fell” in practice, which sounds sorta like code for, “Coach Brian Shaw hates me and hit me with a bamboo stick.”  How crazy is it that Covington is looking mighty tempting as a Faried replacement…

Michael Carter-Williams He’s starting to go bonkers.  How about a “way to keep me strong, JB?!”  16/7/14/3/1 Friday followed by an even better rainbow on Saturday of 20/8/15/3/2.  The TO will always be there, but so will the loooooove.  If ya know what I mean!

DeMarre Carroll Nothing spectacular, but 18/6/1/0/1 Friday with four treys then yesterday posting a 11/9/1/2/0 slash… His name is so festive this time of year!  A virtual must-own in 12ers.

Zach LaVine While Mo Williams is out, LaVine is as well!  17/6/4 Friday then the monster Saturday night for 22/3/10/2/0 and a couple of treys.  Ol’ Mo is, well, old, and has a back issue.  Go about as well together as old people and early bird specials!  Wouldn’t be surprised if they baby the grandpa back from the injury – how oxymoronic was that!

Corey Brewer – Stole the show Friday with his rainbow!  Well, didn’t “really” steal it, but 15/7/6/2/3 in a near Wolves W, then when they got blown out by the Spurs Saturday, back down to 7/2/3/1/0, from 40 minutes to 24.  Ebbs and flows of being a vet on a total-rebuild team!

Shabazz Muhammad Back-to-back 20 Pt games, and now 18+ points in 4 of the last 5.  Nothing much to trust given his minutes are predicated on how he plays, but he’s a youngun that will get consistently developed through the year.  In 14ers or deeper, if you need scoring I could see a dice roll.  But literally does nothing else but score.  As in, he stops existing right after the ball is in the hoop.  Like the teleporting devil dude in the X-Mens.

Tim Duncan – The tripdub fairy sprinkled some angel dust on Duncan!  “Ummm, I don’t think JB knows what angel dust is…”  14/10/10 on Friday, then 13/10/5 Saturday, and has 2+ blocks in 9 straight.  Imagine drafting him in a dynasty in 97…  You’d still be rolling with him as a key frontcourt guy!  He’s playing like a person of complete performance!  A PCP!

Cory Joseph Got the start for Tony Parker, and yes – while it was against a raw LaVine and terrible Wolves team – uber-efficient 18/4/5/1/0 shooting 7-10 FG, 4-4 FT, and nary a single TO.  I like the idea of new ones every time, neogonzo mourning!  CoJo no TO!  CoJo is so hot, they need to call the PoPo!  He’s playing a lot better than SloMo!  Poor Kyle Anderson getting that nickname…

Jason Terry – Wow, so even with Patrick Beverley returning, Jason Terry goes for 39 minutes of 13/2/2/2/0 with three more treys Saturday night.  But this was against the Suns that like to run and play small, so I think you can still move on with a clear conscience.  PBev is back to must-ownership.  Straight ballin’ for 19/6/3/1/1 and 5 treys.

Goran Dragic So Dragic needs to get ahold of some of that TCDD and inject it into Isaiah Thomas‘ bum ankle!  IT2 will recover fully!  Oh no, dammit, I bad juju-ed myself!  Kinda sounds like a sex thing… Anyway, Goran for 28/2/13 Friday and 13/4/6 Saturday, keeping up with good %s and low-TO… Hopefully you held onto your dragon while I held onto mine!  That definitely sounded like a sex thing…

#OccupyDraymondGreen – Wooooo, what a weekend for the occupiers!  31/7/3/4/3 for a monster rainbow, on top of 7 treys and only 1 TO Saturday night.  Easily one of fantasy’s top 10 games this year.  With like, 8 being from Anthony Davis

Klay Thompson Fineeeeeeeeeeee.  If I can admit I have a KCP addiction, then I can admit I was wrong to be low on Klay, but at the same time still have fun with it.  He’s a useless ThrAGNOF!  Drop everyone!  Yeah, he’s good.  Nice rainbow, buddy!  24/5/2/2/2 in that win v. the Bulls.

Pau Gasol – The forces of the Goromotaro reign supreme!  22/20/3/1/1.  He’s having a pretty ridiculous year.  His numbers give me vertigo.

Taj Gibson Welcome back, Taj!  That’s what everyone except Nikola Mirotic owners are thinking!  12/7/0/0/1 for Taj, did have 5 TO, but you’d imagine a little rustiness – a la Brain Scalabrine’s pube color.  No minutes-Mirotic!  His new nickname for now… All the way down to a brutal sub-8 on Saturday night.  Yikes!

Kyle O’Quinn After getting ejected Wednesday, got two more starts for the ailing Nikola Vucevic and was passable but not great in both.  The weird thing is, only 18 minutes in both…  Somebody make a joke about cranberry juice, we need the Irishman fired up!  It may be too late though, Vuc should be back soon.

Derrick Favors Talk about fired up!  21/13/1/0/5 as the blocks come in bunches!  Hopefully a few more steals follow as well…  There have been a few repeat questions of Favors or Al Horford, and yeah, gimme Favors.  Another wrong one there with my preseason Horford love…

Rodney Hood The ultimate ThrAGNOF!  Two starts now for Alec Burks, for a combined 25/3/1/1/0 on 5 treys.  It’s low-end, but it’s deep league ThrAGNOFfing!  Burks is still aiming to be back soon, but this news he will need offseason shoulder surgery is mighty concerning.  It’ll be sad, when Burks is back I can’t suggest to deep leaguers to get their Hood on!

DeMarcus Cousins Yikes, could be another 7-10 days he’s out from this viral infection…  I am Disturbed!  But not Down with the Sickness!

Brook Lopez Wellllllll, like the OKC blurb right at the open, everything is back to normal!  BroLo is hurt.  With a bad back, so he and Mo Will can play some canasta.  Mason Plumlee time, baby!  But before you prematurely shoot your wad on a dry run, the two games he started this year did not go well and he’s one of the worst FT shooters in the league.  But there’s upside, no doubt!  Just don’t want something of a mess on your hands!

Ian Mahinmi Eeek, he’s tall and he tore his planter fascia.  Probably a really big plantar fascia too… Yikes.  Well, while not a big fantasy-impacting injury (out 6-8 weeks), it should get Lavoy Allen back into the mix for reserve minutes, and he had played well in stretches earlier this year.  Worth a look again in the deep-deepers.

 

Streamers/Cheap DraftKings Picks:

Zach LaVine (11% owned) – I would be pretty surprised if Mo Will is back tonight, and in what should be a pretty open, flowing game, I think LaVine continues off the success of his past two.

Jason Thompson (3% owned) – Two straight good games filling in frontline minutes with Boogie out, and will assumedly get some matchups against the horrible defense of Enes Kanter.   If you need some big man stats to start off strong this week, JT is bringin’ sexy back.

 

I hope everyone had a great weekend, and good luck in week 7!  As always, shoot your awesome feedback/comments below and thanks for stoppin’ by!

  1. LOLER says:
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    Would you drop Lou Williams or Josh McRoberts for KCP?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @LOLER: Yup, I would lose MCBob even though he’s off a pretty good game

  2. cowsep says:
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    Demar Carroll hit the WW. My weakest links are O’Quinn and James Johnson. Who do i drop?

    • cowsep says:
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      @cowsep: Pulled the trigger and dropped O’Quinn. I have James Johnson and Mo Williams now, considering dropping both for LaVine and Burks. Thoughts?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @cowsep: Nice on the Carroll add! LaVine I think I would have over Mo Will until we know for sure he’s back. Yeah I think I’d rather gamble on Burks’ shoulder than JJ’s Playing time

  3. Lawson says:
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    How are you doing?

    Here I am again wondering about my roster…

    So for big men: I dropped Ed Davis for O’Quinn and just after doing so he becomes the starter. Ok, numbers were not spectacular but I dont expect nothing that great from Kyle… Now a friend grabbed him just when I was writing this. Interesting PF/C are Teletovic, Pekovic (when healthy ), Diaw, Tyler Zeller or Gobert.

    I have been having trouble getting much 3s and I have a player like Payton that does not contribute for this stat at all… I am a bit reluctant to let him go as I drafted him relatively high. My other not so fundamental players at PG/SG/SF are Fournier and McLemore, but both are doing it decently. Should I try to grab someone like: Matt Barnes, Waiters, Solomon Hill, Vince Carter, Bogdanovic or Jodie Meeks (when healthy),

    What do you think?

    Gracias!

    • Dante Green says:
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      @Lawson: Same feeling with wiggins, i stupidly drafted him high so even if i wanted so badly to drop him i just couldnt do it! Lol

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Dante Green: Hah, well Wiggins has some huge 2nd half upside that Payton doesn’t really… So there’s that optimism there!

        • Dante Green says:
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          @JB Gilpin: haha! Yes ser, just putting him on bench until he starts beastin it

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lawson: I’m good man, thanks! Yeah gimme Zeller oker KOQ. The only guy who moves the needle for me in dropping Payton is Hill and I’d be fine with that move given needs. De nada!

  4. Lawson says:
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    I forgot to add Terry and that I have an offer for Sanders, offering KCP. I have decent amount of blocks and I lack of pts, 3s but I am not sure at all of accepting it

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lawson: Ehhhh I think Sanders could bring a tad more with his defensive stats, but just barely. It’s not the worst deal to accept though given your needs

      • Lawson says:
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        @JB Gilpin: But when Jodie Meeks is back, not more than a month aprox, KCP value will go down right?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lawson: Well I “think” so, but not as much as a lot of people think. They have a black hole at SF (cough, Singler), plus Meeks might be really ineffective and need a long time easing in. Still think it shows something that KCP leads DET in mins

  5. Know One says:
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    Hey JB! What’s up? Should I drop Olynyk, Frye or Ed Davis for McRoberts? I’m not looking for any particular stat, just the overall value.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Know One: I’m not too big on McBob, only one who is that close is Frye who has been terrible – but plays in more minutes and I trust his role more. I think I’d hold

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Know One: Oh and thanks man for the sup, hope all is good with you!

  6. Dante Green says:
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    Yo JB wasup! Batum finally making shot

    • Lawson says:
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      @Dante Green: I really expect more but with players like LA, Lillard and Matthews in the tea, I guess his shots will be limited. Even Lopez or Kaman have some weight in the offense.

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lawson: Kaman yeah, he looks good. People forget how good he still is, POR got a deal there!

      • Dante Green says:
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        @Lawson: yea i know but hey as long as the rebs, asts stls and blks are high and he’s making em treys, we owners are happy!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: I know right?! Laser eye surgery between games! Haha

  7. AC says:
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    Someone dropped R-Jax in my 10-teamer. Is it worth dropping Calderon or RoLo to pick him up?

    And this week would you rather have:
    -Brewer
    -McDaniels
    -Teletovic

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AC: Yup I would! Probably dropping Calderon, I hate him. This week i’d probably still go KJ even though 3 games to 4 for Brewer, which makes those 2 close. Any time!

  8. J says:
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    Hey JB/Slim,

    Do you think Olynyk turns it around?
    He got dropped in one of my 14 teamers and I feel like his ceiling is too high to ignore.

    Will probably be dropping TZeller or Covington.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J: Gonna be a little up and down, Covington I think is droppable for him even though he’s red hot. I’d rather have Zeller right now though. Any time!

  9. hanns says:
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    Robin Lopez…. ugh his numbers are way down. do you see it picking it back up? I might need to bench this guy if he can’t even rebound or block.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hanns: Not really, I’ve written the past few weeks I think he even regresses a little more as Kaman offers so much offensively. Last year POR didn’t have any good backups.

  10. neogonzo mourning says:
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    HAHAHA YES!!! Wonder if COJO wears a BOLO since he lives in San Antonio?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @neogonzo mourning: NICE! And when he’s not in the film room, he’s watching weird westerns like EL TOPO!

      • k0o56 says:
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        @JB Gilpin: YOLO!

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @k0o56: Healthier than BroLo!

  11. Tyler says:
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    Out of nowhere brook is injured. Just cant catch a break..
    What do you suggest I should do to my team?
    3 injured players that might be out until january.. We all know this 1 week injuries from brook is always stretched out to more missed time like the 7-10 days at the start of the season.. Whew.

    G – cp3, rubio*, holiday, mcdaniels
    F – kawhi, hayward, draymond, tjones*
    C – horford, brolo*, rolo, sullinger, j.hill

    Available FAs:
    George Hill
    Mason Plumlee
    Mirza Teletovic
    Tyler Zeller
    Brandan Wright
    Ed Davis

    Was thinking if I should drop TJones for someone like teletovic to handcuff BroLo or maybe brandan wright since they give out somewhat similar stats? Or should i wait it out and tank the next 3 weeks?
    Currently ranked at the top half btw..

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      @Tyler: Yeah I think TJones has to go, you need some production. Even though the blocks aren’t huge, gimme Zeller! With a very close eye on Plumlee. I think with your standing I would want to keep pushing for Ws and stream that big man spot for what ya need through the week

  12. RicoSuave says:
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    Great article JB! thanks for the great info, very helpful..

    I need help here please… 12 team H2H weekly points leauge. I need to drop one of these players.
    Motiejunas (Howard or T. Jones aren’t coming back anytime soon), Evan Fournier, Terrence Ross, Afflalo or Harrison Barnes?

    thanks again man!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RicoSuave: Thanks for reading man! I’m not as versed on Pts guys, but I’d probably drop barnes first. David Lee coming back soon could through a wrench into his PT. Any time!

  13. Zebo says:
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    Why is everyone so down on Calderon? The whole team is sucking, I think his bottom line is still 12 points, 5 assists, and around 2 treys. Thoughts?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zebo: Because he’s terrible! I think it’s going to be lower than that given the low minutes. I’ll take unders on all 3 of those, which prices me way out.

  14. jcg says:
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    I’ve been on and off the KCP wagon with you. Not sure I can follow you back on this time but maybe you can convince me lol

    FAs: KCP, O’Quinn, Rasual, Lavine, Ed Davis, Wroten, Hump

    9 cat. See any moves you like? I traded Chandler and Conley for Harden but league vetoed it.

    Conley
    MCW
    Lillard

    Monta
    W Chandler
    Giannis
    Covington
    Tobias
    Ryan Anderson

    Drummond
    J Hill
    Cousins
    Dieng

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jcg: I tried to with that usage and % of shots not just behind the arc, camping back there! Booooo, tell your league to sit on it! Effing veto, my biggest pet peeve in fantasy. Even though he’s hot, I’d rather KCP over Covington. Only droppable guy on your team

      • jcg says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thats the truth! . My friends in this league are just hatin and it’s not even a terribly lopsided deal. How you gonna veto a trade between two grown men that paid to be in the league?! I need to find a new league next year

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @jcg: Yup, agree!

  15. Bobby says:
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    Kyle O’Quinn or Ed Davis if both are available in 9-cat roto? Thanks JB!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bobby: I’d take Big Ed. Any time man!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Bobby: Yeah but be very careful of Ed Davis’ FT%, especially in Roto.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slim: @Bobby: True, but the low volume shouldn’t be too, too bad. O’Quinn in the low-to-high 60s isn’t too much better his first two seasons (although small sample he’s been money at FT this year)

  16. Hamtime says:
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    Was offered wall for my lowry+Tross in a 16 man 11 cat. Thoughts?

    Wall definitely has the name value, but lowry has been ranked higher than him all season and is a top 8 fantasy player. Tross would be the “premium” for a name value guy like wall. I just like wall’s elite steals and assists, but his turnovers and %s suck.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hamtime: Yeah but in 11 cat, %s and TO don’t hurt you as much. While Lowry is awesome now, once DeRozan is back, Wall will be the better guy. I think I’m taking it

  17. Clos says:
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    What do you think about dropping kj for kcp or ed? Cousins and Terrance are injured for me and I lost last week 5-4 by 3 rebounds! I’m in first right now and playing the guy in second this week so don’t want to lose.. I mentioned kcp just because I drafted him and trying to prove to everyone in my league that he’s something.. I know he won’t get the rebounds like ed but kj was kinda flop the last two games.. What do you think?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clos: Ehhhh, I think I’m sticking with KJ. 6/6/2/2/4 was pretty solid Saturday! Wish he had 10 boards for ya though!

  18. Haha, I don’t know if you remember but I received Horford in a deal last week (moved LaMarcus Aldridge and got Horford, Joe Johnson and Darren Collison). Anyways, over the weekend I traded Horford for Favors. Flipped JJ a day earlier in a deal that brought me Bosh (not straight up).

    Thanks for everything JB!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @WNWDOTCOM: Awesome, love those moves nice work!

  19. Lasandro says:
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    Is STAT now a more viable option in a 14 cat roto than, say, my Kieff? He’s on the wire. His %, pts, brds and blocks seem to be very consistent

    Great The Departed ref 😉 one of my favourite movies. Leo needs an Oscar already geez

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb Gilpin: or pick up pbev for my kemba, seeing that no one wants to trade for him?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Glad you got the Departed ref! Wow, STAT vs. Kieff is actually close these days indeed, but nah, I;m sticking with your guys for both. Although all 4 need to be owned! Maybe you can swindle some 2-for-1s? I dunno… Good to see ya man!

      • Lasandro says:
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        @jb Gilpin: thoughts on trading my MCW and Jeff for Lillard in this 14 catter? Huge move I know, because I love MCW now. Or instead of Kieff should I package kemba? Need that dude to GO already, despite his super a/to numbers and decent brds

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: Nah that’s too much for D-Lill. How about Kieff+Kemba for someone? Like a… Dragic type or something?

  20. kisses says:
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    I’m down Boogie for another week and it’s absolutely devastating. Really hoping Vucevic and Mo Williams come back soon too. I have CBrewer and Reggie Evans and am very much willing to lose them for the week (even with each having 4 games). I already added Rasual for KCP. Stashed Meeks last week and he should be back soon (pun kinda intended) and I think he takes over KCP’s role in a big way.

    Free agent add possibilities (H2H 10 cat w/ DD):
    Mozgov
    Jason Thompson
    Teletovic
    TZeller
    McBobs
    Humphries
    Covington

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @kisses: Yikes, viral infection and two bad backs… I dunno, KCP getting the most minutes of anyone in DET (.4 over Josh Smith and other than them, no one within 3 minutes) is a little telling… I’m not big on meeks. I like Zeller, I think even 3 games of him beats 4 of Evans. I like 4 from Humphries too. I’d probably add those two for Meeks and Evans, but I know you like Meeks 🙂

  21. Joe says:
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    Thanks for keeping me strong on MCW!

    Would you drop any of my guys for Noel, Redick, Mozgov, Tyreke, or McD?

    10-team, 11-man rosters, 3-keepers (3-year max), h2h league. Number next to player indicates round drafted; players can be kept at a cost of one-round-higher than they were acquired.

    Melo (1), Durant (2), Conley (3), M.Gasol (4), Matthews (5), Holiday (6), MCW (8), IT2 (9) J.Hill (w), D.West (w – 8) Greivis (w)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe: Yessir! I know it’s been a wild ride, but we made it! Wow, Tyreke available?! Sure, I’d lose Greivis for him. I would for Noel too, but I remember his keeper value still is rough for ya. Ya know what, I think I would KJ McDaniels right now over IT2 while hurt. With such a good wire, I don’t think IT2 will be that missed and this ankle is lingering badddddd

  22. Dommattingly says:
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    Someone in my league dropped Olynyk. Do I drop Lin for him? Or grab B Wright for Lin? Just Hold?
    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dommattingly: How is your PG depth? Lin is a drop if you’re good there, I would indeed Olynyk

  23. Mari says:
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    Should I drop TJones for either Amir Johnson, Demarre Caroll or KJ Mcdaniel (who I’m not sure about once Wroten returns) ? I’m leaning toward Amir.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mari: Yup I was thinking Amir too

  24. NimsheyPOBlo says:
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    JB, MWC delivers! Thanks for advising to stand strong. Now, Horford, ugh. Is Eric Bledsoe a good trade target for Al? I’d have to move Favors to C, so would lose depth, but my starting 5 in points would be Bledsoe, MCW, Tobais, Durant and Favors. Hubba Hubba! Any other guards worth targeting in a Horford trade?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @NimsheyPOBlo: Yes sir! Hmmmm, well I think I would narrowly lean Horford just because IT2 will throw a wrench in Bledsoe’s game-to-game consistency… But very very close… Monta Ellis? Conley?

  25. kevin says:
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    Hey JB. Would you trade your Andrew bogut and Greg Monroe for Nicolas batum? Too much?

    I’m in a 10 team 9-cat yahoo H2h league.
    brandon jennings, steph curry, monta ellis, mike conley, trevor ariza, kj Mcdaniels

    markieff morris, demarre carroll, paul millsap, andrew bogut, greg monroe, terrance jones, derrick favors.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @kevin: 10 team, def not at all! Gives you the best in the deal in not too deep a league, love it.

  26. tom says:
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    Good afternoon !! quick question, i’m in a 12 team H2H 9 cat league. would you drop boozer or court lee for covington for short team and ROS … thx for your insite and expertise. BTW on my bench I have been rotating boozer and NENE and Lee with alec burke but i’m a litle concerned about alec’s inj and nene is always inj prone . boozer is usually always healthy and C. Lee gets a lot of minutes.. Or should I drop Nene for covington…thanks again

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tom: Good afternoon man, thanks for droppin by! Yup I’d lose Boozer for him, probably would keep Covington ROS, but you never know what the Sixers could do to their rotations. Boozer moving to the bench doesn’t help, but Nene is stuck there too… I’d probably lose Boozer first still, but is close

  27. hanns says:
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    sell high on draymond green? Keep lou williams?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hanns: No to both! Depends a little on options, I mean if someone is gonna give you a stud for Green sure, but I like him over Markieff Morris I’ve said in a comment now, so I am likely keeping

  28. mamba says:
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    Time to drop Courtney Lee? Motiejunas and Beverley are available.

    Points based league with extra points for double doubles.

    Both Motiejunas and Beverley get the same amount of points as Lee recently and they’ve been getting more points because of rebounds and assists.

    Lee was great to start the season but he’s only averaging 10/2/2 in the last 2 weeks and that’s realistic for the rest of the season. Motiejunas has been averaging 15/8 in his last 7 games and the double double every once in a while.

    thanks in advance.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mamba: Oh def getting Pbev for him! I don’t think any fo the 3 will have dubdubs any time soon… I’d imagine Beverley’s last game, the first while back from injury, was the biggest game of all 3 lately.

  29. Nathan says:
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    Are you still holding tight on Farried? What about Calderon?

    Guys like KCP, Grevous Vasquez, Humphries, and Covington are free agents. You cutting bait for any of those guys?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nathan: Calderon I’m done with. KCP or Vasquez I’m fine to grab. Ummmm, Faried I think I would try to hold but I know it’s tough. I luckily don’t own him anywhere so it’s easier for me to say hold, but I’d try to give him a little longer

  30. KD Owner says:
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    yo yo

    out of james johnson, mason plumlee, and rasual butler, who do you think will have the strongest impact for their position?

    • KD Owner says:
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      @KD Owner: also do you think parker will sit this week? i badly need PG stats for my next opponent, seems like the only PG waiver pick up is corey joseph

      i have sloan and middleton at the end of my bench. joseph worth moving for either?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @KD Owner: OH def losing Sloan and getting Joseph. Of the 3 you mention, ya know I think Butler is best ROS. Would own Plumlee right now while BroLo is hurt.

        • KD Owner says:
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          @JB Gilpin: who is a stronger pick up: patrick patterson or jason thompson with the demarcus news?

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @KD Owner: Still Patterson for me, brings more to the stat line in comparable minutes, even as a reserve

  31. Hamtime says:
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    1. Have speights in my 16 man, but the following are in the FA pool. Drop him for any of them?

    Len, Elfrid, cojo, ronnie price

    2. Own koq in my 14 man. Hold or drop/stream spot for:
    Tucker, motie, r. Butler, hump, Ma. Plumlee, Elfrid

    Thanks!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hamtime: 1. Ehhhhh, nah I don’t think so, not yet. Payton is kinda close if you need PG. 2. Streaming it, see no real difference of him over those guys. Streaming Mason Plum in a lot of leagues for tonight and see where it goes through this week. Any time man!

  32. Nikko says:
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    Hey JB. What do you think of my Melo, Leonard and Teague for his Howard, Reddick/Gibson and Butler/Lowry? I know howard is hurt right now but I have Vuc, Stat, Pau and Jefferson to be my big men. It’s a points league so Howard is pretty good. And butler is doing better than Melo

    PG: Cp3, Teague
    Sg: Dipo, Jamal Crawford, and Alec Burks
    SF: Melo, Leonard, Carrol, Gerald Green
    pF: Stat, Pau Gasol
    C: Vuc, Jefferson

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      @Nikko: or instead of Reddick/Gibson I try and get Draymond

      • Nikko says:
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        @Nikko: or maybe even Melo/Teague for Howard Butler

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Nikko: Yeah a healthy Howard is good! Haha. solid to get Dwight while this low, so I think it’s solid but would try to get the Draymond one.

  33. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    JB, Im an idiot…

    I must have been too caught up in football. I just looked at my roster today and I only have one PG (lillard)! haha

    I asked you last week about gasol… Im going to dangle him out there for a pg now… who should I go after? I wouldnt mind getting a 2 for 1 in the trade either. Any advice would be appreciated!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bryce Krispie Treats: Oh no! Haha yeah football is sapping some weekend attention from me too… The fate of 3 seasons lies with Jorday Nelson to not go off! Lowry is probs too expensive, Kyrie I buy at his pace and think he might be able to get swindled. Mike Conley? I definitely think Gasol should give ya a stud, or just below!

  34. ABulldogs says:
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    Hey guys,

    Given Parker is in the staring lineup, Is Cory Joesph still worth picking up to replace Iguodala?

    Or how about Devin Harris vs Iguodala vs CoJo?

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ABulldogs: Eeesh, yeah I think I’ll take CoJo, but not a big fan of any of them… Parker should be in and out of DNPs all year

  35. The Tristan Thompson Conundrum says:
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    Would you give up wilson chandler and Grevis Vasquez for IT2 and Luol Deng? Pulled the trigger on those other two trades I asked about a while back I know you remember

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Tristan Thompson Conundrum: Haha, yeah I like IT2 side for ROS, even though other side is producing much more now. Vasquez to lose PT when DeRozan back and IT2 once healthy should be inconsistent, but have big games

  36. Philzilla (Cats Like War Milk) says:
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    Any buy-lows you’re looking at right now? I think I could get Faried or Olynyk for a song, but I don’t know that they’re worth giving up even a hot waiver pick-up like James Johnson or Covington. The last thing I want is to be riding this years Larry Sanders to a 8th place finish.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Philzilla (Cats Like War Milk): Haha, ummmm things seem to be shaking out a little more clearly… Darren Collison has cooled maybe a tad still like him a lot, Kieff is a little rough but I still like, Wiggins is a good one for the 2nd half, but after tonight might be tough…

  37. Brendon says:
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    Hello! Idk why my comments are not posting but anyways!

    I have an abundance of scoring guards: c lee, Redick and lou

    Considering dropping for Ed Davis or t zeller, haven’t lost a match yet but reb/blk could be stronger

    12tm 9 cat

    Lowry, ellis, holiday, oladipo

    C lee, redick, lou

    AD , millsap, markieff, dieng, O’Quinn, t rob

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Brendon: Spam filter got ya! Stupid automated thing gets skrewy sometimes… I’m liking Lou for the FT volume… So Losing Lee for Davis I think i’d do. Redick is hot and Zeller getting benched down the stretch tonight… Not loving it too much

  38. nont says:
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    how much would you value patrick beverly on draft day auction now ?out of $200

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @nont: Totally depends on league size… 12 team, I dunno high single-digits?

  39. Wutang says:
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    JB my man! loving my team, living with a 4-1 record right now after getting stomped when I had MCW out – since then, I’ve been high flying! FREE BIRD?!

    anyways, thrower a sleeper offer on Wiggins and Noah for Horford and O’Quinn – it got shut down because “noah could come back strong”, but was countered my O’Quinn for his Wiggins – I can’t see how I can turn that down? There’s a lack of big men in the league, with me owning Millsap, Horford, Bogut, O’Quinn and Dieng, so should I just pull the trigger? I think Wiggins could turn it around in a big way, and counting stats still count, right?

    Let me know what you’re thinking! Maybe I should just table this one and work on making a deal for a big man with my glut of guards – I had 200 assists last week, next closest was 130! Gotta love Wall, MCW, Knight, Ellis, and Leonard + ariza on the wing!

    Wouldn’t be anywhere without your buy low idea on Leonard, your drafting advice, and a lil luck!

    OK P.S…. you really think Calderon is droppable? I know he’s put up some dirty lines, but I can’t see a way where he doesn’t get 12/3/6/.5/0 with 2 threes…. even if the knicks BLOW. damn melo..

    P.S.S. how much should I throw in on a Lowry trade?

    kk love u thankzzzzz

    • Wutang says:
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      @Wutang: P.P.P.S.S.S.
      thoughts on lawson and a trade for him? had a good offer going with lawson ibaka n collison for horford ariza ellis?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Wutang: Freeeeeeeee bird! Wutan can’t be stopped! Yeah def taking Wiggins. Huge upside and great game tonight. Love you dimes, but I woulnd’t break that core up too much. Thanks for the kind words man!

        Calderon – yup, I think he’s under 12 PTs and way under 6 dimes. And under 2 treys. Not seein’ it, low minutes aren’t helping. Lowry is gonna cost first-round value right now, at least he should. I wouldn;t start with that, but would have to open with a strong first offer to get interest.

        Hmmm, so I like Ibaka over Horford, yeah the rest helps you too, I like that a ton! With that group though, def trading some assists away for a big haha.

        Love you too man!

  40. Jake Vz says:
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    Hey Jb! Here’s my roster right now
    PG Westbrook, Irving, Conely
    SG Oladipo, McDaniels
    SF Durant, Batum, Parker
    PF Millsap
    C Jefferson, Drummond, Horford, Noel

    Would you do any of these trades?
    1) My Irving and Drummond for M Gasol and Lawson
    2) My Wesrbrook and Drummond for cp3 and Ibaka
    3) My Westbrook and Noel for Lowry and Noah
    4) My Westbrook and Drummond for Wall and Ibaka
    5) my Westbrook and Jefferson for Boogie and Curry

    Thanks again!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake Vz: 1. Nahhh 2. Whoa, definitely! 3. Yes, but you lose best in deal, lvoing Lowry right now though sans DeRozan. 4. IN a heartbeat! 5. IN just as equal, if not a faster heatbeat.

      Any time!

  41. Loler says:
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    I just traded B-Knight and Favors for Dragic and Al Jeff, did I make the right move? Or would I regret that trade?

    Someone just offered me Drummond + Lowry for Wall + Bogut, should I pass that or reject?

    Here’s my lineup now:

    PG – Wall, Walker, Calderon
    SG – Harden, Dragic, Lou Will
    SF – Gay, Draymond, C Lee
    PF – Al Jefferson, Mozgov
    C – Cousins, Bogut
    Bench – Teletovic, McBob, Brandan Wright

    9-cat Roto.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Loler: It’s surprisingly very close, I’ll narrowly take your haul though. Def won’t regret it! Whewwww, in roto Drummo isn’t as great, but Bogut hurt now… I think I hold, I love having Wall

  42. Nikko says:
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    I have butler and carmelo Anthony. Would you trade them both off for Davis? Buter and Melo avg 21-22, and Davis averages 33.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nikko: Yup, in a smaller league like yours is I would do that!

  43. Clos says:
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    Drop kj for burks?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clos: A little dependent on needs, but I think I’d hold KJ

  44. Scort says:
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    Team – 10 cat (FTM)

    PG: Rubio, Calderon, LIn
    SG: Harden, Chalmers
    SF: Leonard, Draymond
    PF: Millsap, Dirk, Frye
    C: Favours, Hill, O’Quinn, Mason Plumlee

    Offer my Leonard for Hayward and Noel?

    I need help with assists and blocks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scort: Ehhhh, I think Kawhi could get more, but close. I like the idea though… Do they have a slightly better/more consistent big man to get?

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        @JB Gilpin:

        I asked for Markieff and Hayward but he rejected. He originally asked for Draymond for his Noel.

        Should I send the Leonard for his Hayward and Noel Offer? (his other big men are: Markieff, Drummon, Anthony Davis, and Asik)

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          @Scort:

          He’s now offered me Markieff, Noel, Hayward for Leonard and Favors. Obviously I don’t want to give up Favors

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Scort: Hmmm, nah so that deal just makes it Markieff for Favors, and I def want Favors. I might counter with Leonard for Hayward Drummond. Might not work, but Drummo is stilla tad in buy low territory. Maybe a Lin/Frye/O’Quinn sweetener if he needs a tad more with Kawhi

  45. DK says:
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    What do you think of McBob? I have Barnes right and he doesn’t seem to be making use of his minutes. McBob’s latest game seems good, but not sure if he can sustain it in Miami. Now I am regretting dropping Patterson, even though it was a good stream that made me won 5-4 last week.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DK: Hah, yeah Patterson might be the best of the 3 right now… I’m not a big McBob fan, but he offers 3s/Ast/Stl/Blk on a small scale that Barnes just doesnt. He’s Pts/Reb. So I would go for needs.

      • DK says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah, I grabbed Covington and dropped Pat for my 5-4 win last week. I thought Barnes offer more treys than McBob based on last year’s stats. Well anyways I am stuck with Barnes. Lost the bid on McBob. I’m really regretting dropping Pat2.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @DK: Yeah I prob woulda had Barnes earlier on too, not lie he’s THAT much worse than those guys haha

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