Welcome back, Mr. Slim Reaper!  It’s a perfectly apt nickname too, because I own him in the JB vs. Slim RCL league and he’s going to be Slim’s reaper!  Even though I’m getting crushed this week so far…

After a decent enough start, Kevin Durant was still without the big eruption type game in his first three back, but last night dismantled the Bucks in an uber-efficient 23/9/7/1/1 game shooting 7-11 FG and 8-8 FT.  He’s worth 9 or 10 Bucks, at the least!  Was 1-5 from deep, so didn’t miss within the arc.  All of that in 29 minutes, as Beam-me-up Scotty Brooks benched the Thunder studs down the stretch of the double-digit win.  Even though this was against the young Bucks, the Thunder as a whole are coming together with Russell Westbrook having a fantastic 28/5/7 night with like, a million free throws made, and Serge Ibaka is back to his %-gold ways for 15/5/0/2/2 shooting 5-5 FG & 5-5 FT.  Durantula and Westy are going to command their first-round values in trades, but I bet you could still swindle Ibaka away at a buy-low price.  3+ blocks the past four games and 16-26 from the field his last three, and isn’t needing to force shots anymore.   Things are right in order for OKC to go on a mad run, so be counting your lucky stars if you got KD at a discount on draft day!  What we preached all preseason post-injury!  Here’s some other happenings from the NBA last night:

Kyle Lowry Dude is just dirty at basketball.  Was a little cold with his shot (6-18 FG), but 16/4/14 without a single TO.  That’s an infinity AST:TO ratio!  I’m so good at math.

Greivis Vasquez – Took a temporary move to the bench as he’s got the sniffies.  Shoulda worn a coat, ya Twerp!  Likely a tweak for the matchup and coach Casey giving Vasquez a light night with him under the weather.  If you own him already, last night wasn’t a reason to drop.

Patrick Patterson Such sweet, sweet minutes!  26 to James Johnson‘s 22, with both being productive yet again.  Pit-Pat for 12/4/1/0/2 shooting 5-7 FG with two treys and JJ for 12/4/0/1/1.  If Pit-Pat is out there in your twelver, he loves you!

Jonas Valanciunas Another Luminescnet Lithuanian night!  18/15 and only missed once with 6-7 FG and 6-6 FT.  No Ast/Stl/Blk though…  The 36:30 of PT is great to see, and even though it hasn’t reflected on the stats too much, 30+ minutes in 5 of the last 6, after only getting that much twice in the first 15.  Big jump, and giving me some Luminescence in my Northwest Territory.

LeBron James Don’t put your arm around the Duchess, you philandering American pig!  Effin’ Brits man…  Used that same, shimmering erotic passion to destroy another nation – Canada – with a rainbow-line 35/2/4/2/2 shooting 12-21 with two treys and 9-9 FT.  Showing up when it matters!  He’s Captain America!

Dion Waiters Another nice points line, putting up 18 while shooting 7-10 with three treys, but the consistency just won’t be there.  Meh.

Kyrie Irving It’s exhausting guarding Lowry!  “I’m out of breath, I can’t breath!”  Oops, yeah don’t go there JB…  13/1/10/2/0, as the Cavs shifted to LeBron taking all the shots.  The way the Cavs canshape shift makes even the Animorphs jealous.

Chris Kaman – If only someone recommended streaming him!  Not only is Brad feeling Smart, I’m feeling smart!  14/3/2/0/2 on 7-10 shooting, and should have another shot at a nice line like that tonight against the lowly Wolves.

Damian Lillard Looked pretty good out there as he recovers from some sprained fingers, for 14/5/6/2/0 shooting 6-14.  Still shot confident when open and I don’t see it becoming an issue.

Nicolas Batum Le poopoo again!  8/5/1/0/0 shooting 3-7 FG & 2-6 FT.  Rock bottom.  Nowhere to go but up, so the buy low offers can be redonk low.  Offer Nick Young!

Greg Monroe StanVan, the non-fantasy fan.  The Pistons backups showed a little spurt, but never really got this game too close and stubborn ol’ Van Gundy still left them out there down the stretch run.  Monroe was the biggest beneficiary going 22/10/1/2/0 on 10-22 shooting.  Offer him for Batum!

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Ya know, looked good again.  Capped to only 25 minutes for 11/0/0/2/0 with a trey, but had a really nice drive and made tough jumpers.  This was more Stan Van giving a middle finger to fantasy basketball than a bad KCP game.

Amar’e Stoudemire – It’s just plain crazy how much he’s filling the STAT sheet!  (I bet that joke has been used a million times… But I’ve never had a chance to as he’s been so bad the past few seasons!  So I get to use it once, dammit!)  26/5/0/0/5 shooting 11-18 FG and 4-6 FT.  He keeps this up, and the Knicks might get something decent for him in the trade market.  And so could you as a fantasy owner…

Jose Calderon One of his better games lately, and it’s still bleck.  8/1/6/3/0 with 3-5 FG and 2-2 3PTM.  All of that in 36 minutes.  It’s a step forward, especially the PT, but I’m still fine losing him where need be.

Carmelo Anthony On top of the back issues, his knees are locking up.  Melo looking slow as molasses!  As the Knicks keep dropping games, I’m thinking ahead to the playoffs and see maybe a late-season shutdown if he even survives that long… Not out of the realm of possibility.

Tyreke Evans Nothing will slow this Reke streak!  27/4/6/2/0, with much-needed % efficiency for 11-15 FG and 4-4 FT.  Should put him over 40% FG shooting on the year, but this was a cupcake matchup.  Not doing too much with it.

Omer Asik Playing like a beast!  A legit SEVEN foot turkey!  16/14 with 2 blocks, and while he gets 10+ boards almost every game, didn’t have a swat the last 3 and kills you at the stripe.  Still, boards are a cat too!

Larry Sanders – Youchie.  13 minutes of not much, and the Bucks are off until Saturday.  Yeah, if you’re in a tough matchup you can easily move on and stream through the end of the week.

O.J. Mayo – Led the Bucks in scoring with 18.  Watching this game and looking at the box score, it’s a near-miracle the Bucks topped 100 points at 101.  KD or RW looked like they could’ve taken em 1-on-5.

Reggie Jackson As with the open, R-Jax falling into place with his role of 18/7/3 last night with a couple treys.  Still needs to be owned, and dynasty owners have got to be salivating over that early-season run and what he’ll do for his next team in 15-16.

Marc Gasol Wow, Memphis might be the best “team” in the NBA.  20 dimes to only 5 team TO last night.  6 of those Ast coming from Marcy Marc, dropping a 30-burger for 30/5/6/1/0 on 9-14 shooting and 12-13 freebies.  Eatin’ ya up like a Tyson chicken, Tyson Chandler!

Courtney Lee A surprise getting only 19 minutes, while the ghost of Tayshaun Prince haunts us evermore… 29 mins from Prince who didn’t play “that” great…  Still, Lee is fading, with four of his last five games real Wranglers.  I think you’re starting to feel less Lucky if you grabbed him, and can grab some Dockers on the wire.

Chandler Parsons Whoa, welcome back to our draft day hopes and dreams!  30/7/3/2/1 in a near-rainbow, shooting 10-18 FG (6-10 3PTM, 4-5 FT).  Especially impressive against a team like Memphis, but then again probably had that ghost of Tayshaun Prince on him a good bit.  “I’m trying to play defense guys, but Parsons keeps going right through me!”

Jameer Nelson – “I’ll believe this when me shizz turns purple and smells like rainbow sherbet.”  18/4/4/0/0 hitting four treys.  A few games too late, buddy boy!  Only 24 minutes again, and got hot for once.  Previous 4 games, had 23 points and 5 treys.  Just to give ya a little comparison.

Monta Ellis – Good thing he’s not an MLB pitcher, or else we’d be pooping our pants!  A sore elbow coming into the game, and shot 1-11 in 25 brutal minutes.  Says he’s going to play again tonight, but even if you’re killing it in Pts and are afraid of FG%, I think you gotta play him…

Chris Bosh – 34/9/1/4/0 with four treys in a solid Heat W.  Here’s to wishing that monster FT volume comes back, but it’s the minorest of complaints!

Luol Deng Welcome to the multi-cat way of life, Luol!  23/4/3/1/2 hittigng 9-12 FG and 3-4 3PTM to help Ferry the Heat to a win against the Suns.  He’s way too up and down to read anything here.  It’s like trying to read something on a boat in choppy water.  Deng makes me motion sick!

Josh McRoberts – Making some stuff happen, going 10/4/7/2/0 on 4-5 FG and 2-2 3PTM.  Finally seeing the light of day, man!  Took long enough for that toe to heal… Yeah I’m getting interested again in 12ers.  Still would take a guy like Pit-Pat over him, but climbing the ladder.

Mario Chalmers – While McBob goes up the ladder, Mario down the poop chute.  At least he’s a plumber!  4/0/2/2/0 in 28 empty minutes.

Marcus Morris Sheesh, of course Slim would get a game like this from one of his bottom end guys in REL… Smh… 25/5/4/2/0 on 10-13 shooting with 5-6 3PTM.  Gimme a friggin’ break!  I honestly looked at our matchup earlier last night and saw that line thinking, “Oh OK, Markieff Morris had a good one for him!”  Wrong M. Morris, fantasy gods!  So fluky, that it really only gets a mention for me to whine.  Daily Notes is my therapy.

Gerald Green You’d expect 25 and 5 treys from Green every now and then, but not Morris!  Green was close with 19 Pts while getting the 5 threes, and it’s surprising me right now as I look at his game log to see the consistency in his scoring and 3PTM output.  Double-digit scoring in 12 straight with a 3PTM in 11 straight.  With all but 2 of those multi-3PTM games.  Another benefactor of the Isaiah Thomas kankle.

Tim Duncan – Just a rainbow line machine!  23/14/2/3/4, but twas not enough in a loss at the Jazz.

Cory Joseph Another start for the [shockingly!] banged up Tony Parker, but did absolutely nothing with it.  7/0/0/0/2, and yes that’s 7 points and 2 rogue blocks.  This was a dream matchup too!  Cojo dropping the dojo like a real bozo.

Derrick Favors Bossy type game.  Bossing that paint.  Like a boss.  21/8/2/1/2 in a near-rainbow, hitting 10-20 shots.

Kobe Bryant – Whoa, so sorry everyone!  Dropped the ball on this one… I won’t forget Guess the Kobe line on Friday, I promise!  32/3/6/2/0 shooting 11-27 (2-6 3PTM 8-8 FT).  Shocked the Kings late last night!

Ed Davis Another start, and another line that looked like it could’ve been off the bench.  11/6/2/0/0 hitting 5-5 shots, but as we warned on the Pod yesterday, 1-4 FT.  Doesn’t help his cause that Carlos Boozer played two more minutes than Special Ed off the bench for 15/9 and closed the game.

Ronnie Price – 20 minutes of ho-hum, and Jeremy Lin 22 minutes of equal humming.  Dropping Lin in 12ers is certainly not Linsanity.

Darren Collison Preyed on the awful Lakers PG play.  26/4/6/0/0 on 11-18 shooting and no TO.  But what in the name of Drummond happened at the free throw line?!  2-8 at the stripe, in a flukish, rough game there.  He makes 4 of those 6 misses and the Kings win!

Ben McLemore Nice bounce back game for 15/1/2/1/1 and 3 treys, but still only 25 minutes with Nik Stauskas sneaking back in for 16.   Helps give McLemore a tiny leash seeing the output, but not liking the split minutes lately.  Especially since Stauskas took the potential game-tying buzzer-beater 3…

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Practiced yesterday, and probable for tonight.  The Hornets need consistent wing play in the worst way, and while his minutes will probably be a tad limited the first few, his production early on was K.J. McDaniels-lite minus some scoring and treys.  MKG should be worth a look again for some defensive stats.

 

Streamers/Cheap DraftKings Picks:

Marreese Speights (24% owned) – A little more widely owned than most of my stream picks, but still out there in over 3/4 of leagues with Andrew Bogut questionable with knee tendinitis and David Lee already ruled out.  The ace of Speights!  Might play an ungodly amount of minutes and lead the Warriors in shots.  Plus should get some nice defensive stats against a Dwight Howard-less Rockets.

Allen Crabbe (0% owned) – Another deep-league sleeper alert!  Yesterday’s Gal Mekel didn’t go so hot, but I feel better with this one as Crabbe gave the Blazers a spark last night in 20 minutes for 9/1/2/0/0 on 4-5 FG (1-2 3PTM).  He probably would’ve played more had DET not made a run, and everyone expects a big blowout at Sota.  On the second leg of a back-to-back, if it’s a big lead by the 3rd, Crabbe should win some big run from Stotts after looking great last night.

 

A busier than usual Robin Lopez Day, but it’s still a heavily scheduled Wednesday so be sure to set your lineups and thanks for stopping by!

  1. Wen says:
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    Hi JB, should I drop Courtney Lee for Josh McRoberts, Enes Kanter or Mirza Teletovic? Who has better ROS value? Thanks for advice.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Wen: I’m going to have to go with Kanter. Looks like he’s fended off Booker and Gobert.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Wen: But… that’s for regular big man stats. If you need assists and 3s with a bit less boards and blocks then I would go with McBob.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wen: Yup, agree with Slim! Liking McRoberts finally looking healthy

  2. PORKFOOT says:
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    curious who you guys think might make it back on the court first. Nothing to go by other then gut. Derozan or T. Jones? I have Derozan now and I was considering dropping him for T. Jones. I play 8 cat and points breaks our ties so Derozan points were really big for me. I am starting to remember how much regret I felt those first few games of the season while watching T. Jones play and will probably put in the wire request after this comment.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @PORKFOOT: Just a gut feeling for sure but I think we will see DeRozan back before T.Jones.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @PORKFOOT: I think we see Jones first, but DeRozan is a much much better stash for me

  3. Slim

    Slim says:
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    What are you doin? Telling our REL league mates about Crabbe? For shame I say!

    • Boom Shakalaka says:
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      @Slim:

      Dont you be sending out bad juju in Jone’s direction. I’ve been holding on to him since day one! FML

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slim: Hah, even the Razzball Basketball mascot diagress with you!

  4. kisses says:
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    How long do you think Humphries can be productive for? I picked him up when Boogie went down and I’ve held on since Vucevic also went down for me. I have Bosh, but my other “big” is Reggie Evans with Boogie being out. I see guys like MKG and McBobs on the waiver wire and I want to move on them, but I’m sure if I can lose Humphries while Nene figures out the NBA. I could lose CoJo or JET for them since I picked up CoJo yesterday morning with Parker being out and JET last night with Harden potential out with back spasms.

    A little guidance would be appreciated. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @kisses: I actually think Humphries can be good long-term, Nene is just too injury prone to play big minutes these days. I’d rather McBob over Joseph even with Cojo probably starting again tonight.

  5. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    12 Team H2H (10 CAt w/ Off rebs)

    Rubio, Beverley, GHill
    Dragic, Oladipo, Knight
    TJones, Tobias
    Millsap, Markieff, Frye
    AD, Sully

    Should I drop Frye for Amare?
    Theres also Mirza, Lin, Nick Young, PatPat.

    I’m concerned having 3 Orlando guys with their brutal playoff sched.

    Thanks!

    • kisses says:
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      @J: I would drop Frye for Amare and probably GHill for Swaggy P (Nick Young), who would get you back some of those treys you are losing from Frye.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @J: Def grabbing Amare for Frye! He’s been unreal. Yeah with Rubio hurt, I’m cutting bait on Hill too if you need some production, I would get Pit-Pat though

  6. hamtime says:
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    Sup JB.

    1. finally pulled the trigger and traded my lowry for wall in a 16 man 11 cat. ill be pairing wall with blake, monta, batum. hoping it works out

    2. who you got, hill or ariza?

    3. own ed davis in a 14 man, but his fts are terrible and his defensive stats have been lacking. is he droppable so i can use his spot as a stream (3 pickups per week). i can also drop oquinn.. who do you prefer to employ this strategy?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @hamtime: Hey man! 1. Yup totally should, nice move! 2. Still Ariza, but I could see liking Hill more if you needed a big, but would have to be desperate. 3. I’d still rather have Ed Davis over O’Quinn, Vuc is questionable tonight so might be back and will hurt his minutes. Any time!

  7. Johnny says:
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    T Jones just got dropped in my H2H 12er.. would you guys pick him up? health outlook doesn’t look great and I need to win matches because I sat on Durant, but if he comes back in a week then it could be totally worth it

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Johnny: Highly doubt it’s a week, I probably wouldn’t just yet since you need all the production you can get

  8. Shaft says:
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    Just got offered Kyrie, Wade and Afflalo for my Durant. Easy rejection. I’m not really interested in moving Durant, but i guess i’d consider it for the right price? Thinking of maybe countering with Durant, Knight and Rolo for Curry, Kyrie and either Vuc/Dirk?

    I’d then try and flip Kyrie to a team that’s desperate for guards and it overflowing with big men like Aldridge, Pau Gasol and Ibaka.

    My team would then be: Curry, Conley, Holiday, Rubio, Marc Gasol, Boogie, Draymond, KJ, T jones, Sully and either Dirk/Vuc and Aldridge/Pau/Ibaka? 8-cat weekly league

    worth it or no?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Shaft: It def would take a lot, and I like Kyrie, but yeah that’s not enough. Totally good if you could get that counter haul back! If he takes that counter, def worth it for all the value to move around

  9. Mike says:
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    Hey JB.

    Im pretty thin on SF.

    Was offered Lawson + Rudy Gay for my Dwill + Ibaka OR my Knight + Ibaka.

    My team is

    Teague, Dwill, Monta, IT2, Knight
    Afflalo, Giannis
    Cousins, Ibaka, Millsap, Hibbert, Rolo, Gibson

    I have plenty of blocks once Cousins gets back. I was thinking of selling high on knight.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Mike: Hmmmm, yeah the blocks do look pretty nice. I would move Dwill over Knight though, just based on injury concern. I might have to do that one for the Lawson/Gay offer

  10. Boom Shakalaka says:
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    An owner in my 10 team league just dropped Lin as he has been benched and his confidence looks shot. But Ronnie Price COME ON!!! There cant be any possible way that Price over takes Lin for the rest of the season right? Im thinking long term and LA has a great playoff schedule. Only person I could drop is Mo Williams. I know he’s been doing great but he’s more of a rental player since Rubio will be back in the new year.

    What do you think? Pull the trigger or what

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Boom Shakalaka: Ummm probably not, but it wasn’t like Lin was setting the world on fire starting anyway… I’m not big on Mo either, probably out another week, so I would stream that spot. Not a fan of either as a 10er

  11. Dom says:
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    Fun read as always JB

    Favors could’ve had at least 2 more blocks last night that the refs took away with very questionable foul calls. He’s a decent finisher at the rim but he really doesn’t look like an elite rebounder to me so I’m wondering what his upside truly is.

    Need a contingency PF if/when Vucevic doesn’t play tonight. I don’t need points in 8 category, leaning towards Gorgui Dieng, or do you think Speights is definetly the play? Humphries? Monteijunas? Garnett?!?! Thanks!

    • Dom says:
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      @Dom: Brandan Wright is also available. ESPN’s “player rater” has him #1 in the whole league in FG% value, which I don’t see how that’s really possible with his low volume

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Dom: First with ESPN – yeah wtf?! Must not consider volume I guess… Well Favors is a “fine” rebounder while having great offense and gets steals and blocks. Even though he won’t be pulling down 15 board often, his value/upside is still great. Haha so if you don’t need points, not gonna roll out Speights. I’ll do Dieng. any time!

  12. jcg says:
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    What do you think about Marcus Smarts potential? Looks like he might be able to fill up the stats but I’m concerned about his minutes. There have been Rondo trade rumors so that would be a big boost to Smart. I’m thinking of grabbing him with another big game tonight.

    Contemplating dropping Jordan Hill or Covington but I’ve grown tired of Hill and have good big man stats already

    • JB Gilpin

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      @jcg: I opened with him yesterday, I don’t think he has much fantasy potential this year at all, and not banking on a Rondo trade. Can’t depend on trades to work. Def not dropping either of those guys for him

  13. Joe says:
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    So you recommended that I drop IT2 for McDaniels and I hesitated. I was going to have MCW and Captain N and was like, THREE out of my 11 players Sixers? Now KMD gone to help another team and I’m left picking up the broken pieces of my should-a-beens. Maybe if we get JB enough JB he’ll share some for my sorrows.

    But on to the actual question! My team is below. How can I best improve it? Do I drop D.West or IT2 for a Redick, B.Wright, or D.Carroll? And/or do I “sell low” on ‘Melo and see what I can get?

    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.

    MY TEAM

    Melo (1), Durant (2), Conley (3), M.Gasol (4), Matthews (5), Holiday (6), Noel (7), Tyreke (7), MCW (8), D.West (8) IT2 (9)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Joe: Haha, fantasy always feels like a bunch of should-a-beens… It2 for Carroll is close… But IT2 sounds like he’ll be back Friday I’d hold him still since you held strong thorough the injury. Holding West too. Melo selling low… I;m good with it but waiting until he has a couple good games and no injury worries. Right now while questionable with the knee now too, I think you try to wait it out

  14. Irvin says:
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    JB what do you think is a good buy low value offer for Ibaka? I’ve been targetting him myself too

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Irvin: A combo of like a 3rd rd pick and a sleeper that has panned out? Something like that

  15. Semaj says:
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    Excellent write up as usual, JB. I got some questions as usual, also! haha.

    H2H points league, I’m losing ground very quickly with Cousins and Derozan out. I can flip Cousins and Tyreke for Harden – should I pull the trigger? Hurts long term, but much better short term I think. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Semaj: Thanks so much man! Any time with the questions! Whewww, yeah man I think needing the production now I do it! Cousins probably out another 3 weeks, so it’s certainly worth it. Any time!

  16. Mozgov says:
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    Should I drop Frye and stash eric gordon for his return? Is it worth the wait, or does frye do enough to keep?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mozgov: Nahhhhh, I’d hold Frye. Gordon wasn’t do much beforehand

  17. Drez says:
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    Sappening guys? Is Sanders a buy-low in dynasty formats? Might try to move Ed Davis for him, but I think Davis is about to go off. Looking long term too though.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Drez: All is good man, sappenin widchu? Yeah I’d rather Sanders, so much more upside. Davis is such a bad FT shooter it hurts him, and I dunno if he consistently gets great minutes, even as starter

  18. NimsheyPOBlo says:
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    Which side wins — short term and/or long term — in 9-cat dynasty?:

    Dray green ($10/4-year), Rondo ($16/1-year) and Gobert ($12/3-year)
    or
    Wes Matthews ($26/3-year) and Valanciunas ($12/5-year)

    Thanks in advance!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @NimsheyPOBlo: I think I take Dray side, like that value for so long, Matthews is probably barely a keeper, so Rondo for a year is nice too

  19. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    YO. drop any of Morrow/Shabazz for any of Tayshaun/Gobert/Reggie Evans/Jason Thompson? 20-teamer looking for overall value.

    thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @SheriffMcRawDawg: Yo man! Def losing Morrow, for THompson I think. Ewwww Shabazz looks like he’s out of the rotation, gimme Evans as a short term rplacement while Boogie out

      • Slim

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        @SheriffMcRawDawg: Hehe, there’s 2 Shabazz’s now. There might be more Shabazz’s in the league than Steve’s…

        • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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          @Slim: sh**t I meant Muhammad. either way welcome to the squad Reggie aka mr glass! aka dropped him already!

  20. Clos says:
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    Lowry
    Pbev
    Jrue
    Burks
    Knight
    Terrance Jones
    Aldridge
    Draymond green
    Markeiff
    Dmc
    Mozgov
    Favors
    Marc gasol
    Probably a dumb question but just making sure because he’s on the wire right now.. Would you drop any of these guys for taj?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Clos: No such thing as a dumb question! Love me some Gibson, ya know I think I’d lose TErrence Jones for him to be honest, even though I know it’s tough dropping having waited this lone

      • Clos says:
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        @JB Gilpin: seriously? Lol that’s tough man.. I guess I’ll do it

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          @Clos: just did it jb! Thanks hopefully I can pick him up again when he’s better

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Clos: Yessir! And look at that line you got from Taj tonight!

  21. Lawson says:
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    In my 16 team league a lot of intriguing players (at least compared to the usual) are on the free agents/waivers, MKG, Meeks. Marcus Morris, Morrow, Matt Barnes, Pekovic, JJ, Solomon Hill, Ilyasova, Shumpert, Norris Cole, Bogdanovic…

    They are no Kevin Durant but some of them can be useful…

    My team usually loses the 3s and points categories. Therefore the ones who can be more interesting are Meeks, Morris or Barnes. Weakest players are: Payton, Fournier, McLemore, O´Quinn and Patterson. Payton and O´Quinn seem the two that could leave but I still want to see of Kyle earns decent minutes as he seems VERY efficient. Regarding Payton I can afford to lose his assists as I always win them. His steals are more important though.

    Thanks for your advice, again.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Lawson: Meeks and MOrris indeed should be interesting, but I like Hill too. I think I might like Hill the most. I think once Vucevic is back (out again tonight), O’Quinn will fade. I would give O’Quinn another game or two then move to Hill if he;s out there still. ANy time man!

      • Lawson says:
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        @JB Gilpin: As usual these last days, a guy just got Hill…

      • Lawson says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I am thinking about Meeks for O´Quinn. I still think he can get 20 even 25 mins in the rotation, Magic is a young team and Frye does not get em anywhere and they might wanna check what KOQ can contribute to the team. Another option is to get rid of McLemore, Fournier or Payton but the 2 former looked decent this year, maybe Fournier loses play time?, and Payton is doing so much better lately…

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Lawson: Hah, well Hill getting benched yesterday doesn’t help his value either. Problem with Frye is they just signed him for big $ for 4 years so they’re gonna keep rolling him.I think I’m still holding for now

  22. RicoSuave says:
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    Great job JB! Very helpful write-ups… thanks

    what do you think about Covington? Should I pick him up for Harrison Barnes or Motiejunas?

    Thanks again

    • JB Gilpin

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      @RicoSuave: Thanks for reading man! Ehhhh I think I still prefer Barnes and Motie I think, still worries about how Sixers work out their rotations. Any time!

  23. Kevin says:
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    10 team 7 cat yahoo H2H

    I’m trying to trade away my bogut, demarre carroll, and markieff morris and buy low nicolas batum, al jefferson. giving away too much?

    my team:
    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

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      @Kevin: Noooooo def not at all. Be shocked if you can pull it off, but hope you can!

  24. Bobby says:
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    JB – what do you think about offering my Kemba and Amare for either Vucevic or DeAndre? Obviously trying to upgrade my bigs here…

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Bobby: Sure, yup I like both offers! Stoudemire is obviously on borrowed time and Kemba is killing FG%, so would be happy getting either!

  25. E says:
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    My dragic and valanciunas for Rudy gay. Good trade?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @E: Depends on a little bit on depth and needs, I’m liking how Dragic is turning it around. I think it might be a little much

      • E says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        You don’t think dragic loses some value when Thomas comes back? Or valanciunas when derozen is back?

        Here’s my lineup:

        Deron Williams
        James harden
        Draymond green
        Chris bosh
        Robin Lopez
        Kemba walker
        Brandon knight
        Ed Davis
        Valanciunas
        Dragic
        Rasual butler
        Gianis antenkempo

        Thanks

        • JB Gilpin

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          @E: Yes a little to both, but yeah with Harden and decent PG depth I’m fine losing Dragic in that deal. I’m not a big JV guy, it was more I like what Dragic is doing and not overly worried about dramatic falloff with IT2 back. But yeah I like the deal seeing your team now 🙂

  26. tom says:
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    I’m in a 12 team H2H 9 cat league we don’t use TO’s. . I’m getting sick and tired of these inj. On my team. 1st I start the year off with durant, beal and MCW all inj on my 3 person bench. Since Have Traded Beal FOR Conley, MCW n durant come back BUT now I have DMC , Vucevic inj with Alec burk and NENE just coming back from my again inj bench. I’ve been losing these last few weeks because of partial lineups… would you just drop NENE for Kris H and Court Lee for Tyler Zeller… I need bodies in my lineup or MKG is out there too….. HELP !!!! Thank you

    • JB Gilpin

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      @tom: Yuck, rough injuries indeed! Yeah man, I’d grab Humphries for now, I don’t know if Nene really gets back to a big role any time soon and Humphries has played well. Even though Nene played good tonight off the bench as well

  27. Lasandro says:
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    My trill an kemba for his dirk and rondo in a 14 cat roto?

    • Lasandro says:
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      That deal can’t work anymore as rondo has been traded. How about Kieff an kemba for dirk? Or a straight MCW for his Pau swap? My vuc being out is killin my fg%. I just need to rid either MCW or kemba to rectify my %s. Kemba is not sexy at all in a super shallow league like mine and people like Joe Johnson, IT2 and kMart are all sitting on the wire. Shame pbev just got picked up.. May even rather him than bloody kemba!

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: Ah that sucks man. Sure, I like that Dirk deal! Actually I don’t mind the Pau one either. Haha stupid Kemba, yeah PBev is the man! I still like Kemba a smidge more, but they’re kinda close!

      • Lasandro says:
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        @jb Gilpin: thanks brother! Is Joe Johnson off the wire for kemba is a good move straight up?

        Greetings from Gili air island, Indonesia 😉 #vacaybabay

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Lasandro: Ehhhh, I don’t think JJ helps your FG% enough to do it, I would hold. I know it’s painful! At least you’re on vacation man! Jealous out here in the cold, boring, US of A haha

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