Well, so much for the prime time matchup last night!  Yesterday afternoon LeBron James‘ knee flared up, and after a mid-afternoon report that the Cavs weren’t worried but would be cautious, they ended up holding him out.  I think LeBron was mostly worried about another Serge Ibaka wrister.

How you can finish that play after breaking your nose…?!  Legit.  Anyway, for the Cavs it didn’t mean much to the Big Two, but somehow Tristan Thompson is playing his way into relevance again.  Yes, Slim and I’s oft-discussed, Pts/Reb only Tristan Thompson – except these days he’s hitting some other cats!  14/13/1/0/2 last night, shooting 4-8 FG and 6-8 FT in 30 minutes.  He’s finally making shots at an acceptable rate this year, with his FG% at 53.6% before last night and got the blocks back up to nearly 1 a game after being at 0.4 last year in almost 6 more minutes per.  The big catalyst here is getting back that big run with the second unit.  After only topping 30 minutes one time through the first 14 games, is over 30 four of the past seven culminating in dubdubs three of the past four.  I’m frankly surprised he’s owned in 38% of Yahoo leagues already, but for the streamers/DraftKings players out there, LeBron might sit one more and assure another big workload for TT.  I don’t think he plays this much long-term, but you can get some big man stats on the cheap.  It’s no conundrum!  Here’s what else went down in the two games last night:

James Harden Winner of the James Beard award!  I watch Top Chef, sue me.  44/4/8/3/1 on an absurd 14-32 shooting with 13-15 FT.  And all-a-dat with only 2 TO!  McHale lost his voice yelling “iso, Harden!” every Rockets possession in the OT win.

Donatas Motiejunas D-Mo with too many no-nos!  Fouled out in 30 minutes, but a productive 14/3/1/1/1 night.  Still should be owned in more leagues.

Patrick Beverley – Needs to be owned in ALL leagues!  15/10/5/1/0 hitting four treys.  No, this wasn’t accidentally Kevin Love‘s line!

Joey Dorsey – The thin Rockets gave the Dorse Horse a ton of run, playing 35 minutes over the 16 for Tarik Black.  The War Horse couldn’t score though!  0-2 FG and 0-4 FT, but it’s hard to blame him, tough to make any shots with hoofs.  0/9/2/5/1 and offers a little sumthin sumthin if you need REB & BLK only.  He’s 4-19 at the FT stripe this season.  Buzz’s girlfriend, woof!

Darren Collison You’ve been PBevved!  24/3/7/3/0 is awesome and all, but 6 TO.  That’s out of character!  Kinda like Dane Cook in Mr. Brooks… But it worked!

Ben McLemore Right when it looked like Nik Stauskas was pushing his head into the crack of the door (weird metaphor…), McLemore goes for 21/2/2 in 46 minutes.  Sure OT helped play a part, but suffice to say, Stauskas’ little blip there of usage seems to have been popped like a tag.

Reggie Evans – Went to the Joey Dorsey FT-shooting academy.  1-6.  Held to 18 minutes and didn’t give me any effing boards!  Well gave 4, but whatever.

Jason Thompson – JT Brought sexy back with a 13/15 dubdub on only 2-4 FG.  But makes his freebies!  9-11.  Before you make your FutureSex/LoveSounds on the waiver wire, this was against a thinner-than-thin Rockets front line.  You can afford to be slow picking him up, take a little Nap…ster.

Rudy Gay Shot wasn’t fallin’, but still was ballin’!  Near tripdub for 13/8/8 with three steals.  The 4-18 FG and 4 TO indicate a little Boogie would help him Woogie.

Kevin Lovie – Meh.  Gets a LeBron-less game and goes 18/16/2/1/1 shooting 5-13 FG (2-5 3PTM 6-8 FT).  That’s probably a DOWN game for him last year on the Wolves.  If BronBron sits one more and Love has a line a tad better than this, sell high!

Matthew Dellavedova Started at F they listed…?  After playing some PG last year…  Anyway, 14/5/4 hitting four treys.  Deep league ThrAGNOF!  Or Depp league ThrAGNOF, if you play with Johnny.

Dion Waiters Waiting for me points!  I’m waiting!  14/1/4 with two treys was fine and all, but with the King out, I was greedily hoping for me.  I was Jabba the Hutt and wanted another one of those weird, live, alien, amphibian thingies.  “Yabba ma dookee Mahs tah, icht boong cheekoh pahn na green nahp meet’noh toh pohnkee dohkoh lah choya!”

Kyrie Irving Dammit, you’re supposed to score 30 with no LeBron!  20/3/6/2/0 shooting only 7-21.  As if anyone didn’t know before, but we all know who is the biggest of the 3.  Worth noting Uncle Drew had a little knee buckle in this game, but is expecting to play tonight.  Be sure to always buckle up, kids!

Kevin Durant Rainbow alert!  19/6/5/2/2 shooting 6-14 with a trey and 6-6 FT.  No time lost!

Russell Westbrook No time lost here either!  26/7/8 in a near tripdub, hitting 12-24.  Christmas has come early for OKC fans!

Serge Ibaka Fouled out before getting to 26 minutes.  At least got ya two swats, but no rebounds?!?!  Tough with that Tristan Thompson out there!

Jodie Meeks “Sing a sad song, Mr. KCP man!”  That’s me singing…  Coming back tonight, and will presumably get eased in off the bench.  I love that Stan Van is like, “[Meeks has] no expectations, but we’ll run him out there.”  Pretty much his thoughts on the Pistons as a whole right now.

Kawhi Leonard Sounds like he could be back from his hand bruise, after rubbing a little Jergens on it.  That’s what she said!

 

Streamers/Cheap DraftKings Picks:

Jeff Adrien (1% owned) – Spoiler alert!  He’s going to be on my DraftKings roster in today’s DK-Friday.  Off a 8/11/2/0/2 line against the Blazers – an upset win at that – I don’t see how Flip can not run him out there another high-20 mins.  Even though he previously had only maxed out at 16:07 in a game, has multi-blocks in three of five with the Wolves.

Marcus Morris (11% owned) – Another guy right off the coals of a hot game, I think Morris twinzo numero deux can stay hot at home against the woeful Pistons.  Detroit will be messing with what little bit of cohesiveness they have with Meeks thrust in there, and most of Marcus’ big games have gone in blowouts.  He’s hit 8 of his last 11 treys the past two, and should have another game to pull the trigger, presumably in some junk time.

 

Be sure to set all your line-ups tonight and through Sunday, and have a great weekend!  Really appreciate everyone stopping by, and we’ll see ya on Monday morning!

  1. PORKFOOT says:
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    I am debating dropping L. Williams for Meeks. I am patient enough to see him play his way back into the starting line up since I think he will look really handsome in blue. I this a no brainer based on his ceiling if given the minutes? It is hard to guage a player coming out of a D’antoni system and into another. What would Jesus do??? if Jesus were Razzball.

    • PORKFOOT says:
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      @PORKFOOT: I “think” this is a no brainer. China is killing my grammar and my google searches!!!

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @PORKFOOT: WWJBD? Yeah I don’t believe in Sweet Lou over the long haul and there’s some upside for Meeks. Works for me.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @PORKFOOT: @Slim: Haha well I have a sweet spot for sweet Lou. I think Lou outdoes Meeks while DeRozan is out. I know Williams is up-and-down, but over the next month/month-plus I prefer Williams and past that it’s a coin flip, so I’m holding WIlliams.

  2. miles proudfoot. says:
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    Who do you think is a better stash…George Hill or Kevin Martin? Hill should be back first I presume but Martin was killing it in points and 3s. Will Hill come close to having true PG stats aka assists? thanks!

    • miles proudfoot says:
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      @miles proudfoot.: somewhat related. My KmRt probably closer to his return and Monroe for his It3 and one of the Lopez bros or Nerlins. No brainer right?

      • Slim

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        @miles proudfoot: It’s a tough call but I agree Hill should be back sooner and should help in more categories. Obviously no guarantees here but i’d go George Hill.

        Trade looks OK. I’d definitely target Nerlens first and personally I’m avoiding BrokePez.

        • miles proudfoot says:
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          @Slim: I’m with you on all that. Only reason I was thinking RoLo was Portlands playoff schedule which I know you dig. Thanks man.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @miles proudfoot: Yup, agree with Slim on all counts! Have a good one man!

  3. Clos says:
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    Jb whatsup
    Just got offered colly and bosh for my Dmc and jrue
    Lowry
    Burks
    Pbev
    Knight
    Colly
    Draymond green
    Taj
    Favors
    Aldridge
    Bosh
    Marc gasol
    Markeiff
    Timofey
    That’s how my team would look.. What do you think?

    • Slim

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      @Clos: I’m assuming Cousins is going to be fine which means his side wins in a landslide. It’s a real good team you have there but Jure and DMC are just plain better.

      • Clos says:
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        @Slim: thanks slim.. Just sent a trade back to him.. Cousins and Lowry for Paul and bosh.. Just want to switch things up.. What do you guys think?

  4. Frank White says:
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    Sup JB… My lineup for my team and tonight h2h 9 cat
    Westbrook
    Ellis
    Dragic
    Collison
    Burks
    Brewer
    millsap
    Stoudemire
    Ibaka
    Monroe
    Favors
    Dieng
    Then bench Lou Williams and Rasual Butler( who I dropped for tomorrow though) Im very close on ASS, steals, Blocks, 3’s and down 17 points on boards but isn’t that bad. Anyway do you think I should skeep thoe guys on the bench or leave all 6 big men out there. My big men are more likely not big board guys though but good in other areas so I’m confused. What would you do?? Thanks Bud!!

    • Slim

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      @Frank White: I could make a case for Lou over Monroe tonight given your needs. I pick Monroe since I think he’s the least likely to get blocks.

      • Frank White says:
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        Thnx Man.. I don’t know what to do. If you look at all my big guys they hardly ever break double digit boards.. Ibaka is such a let down.. I’m trying To catch up from a horrible beginning to my season cause of injuries but 1- do you like my team moving forward?? 2- Do you think I should try to trade a guy or 2 like Ibaka or something and if so what is he worth?? Sorry bout all the questions in a row.. Lol

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Frank White: Your team looks more than fine to me. Def not selling Ibaka right now. You’ve still got 6 good boarding bigs plus Westbrook, you’re gonna be fine man 🙂

  5. Hayward Ginobili says:
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    12 team h2h, Love and Lin for Bledsoe and Ariza? Which side?

    • Slim

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      @Hayward Ginobili: Lin is a mess and Love is playing well below expectations with a poor fantasy playoff schedule. I might be in the minority here but I take Bledsoe, Ariza.

      • Hayward Ginobili says:
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        @Slim: Appreciate the input, Slim. That’s the side I ended up with. It feels like selling low on Love and Lin, but I’m worried neither of those guys will turn it around this or future years. It’s also a keeper league, so I’m hoping Dragic is shipped off next year and Bledsoe can fulfill on his mini-Lebron moniker running the show in Phoenix.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Hayward Ginobili: Yup I am wid Slim here. mini-LeBron be killin’ it in PHO while real LeBron be killing Love in CLE

  6. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    Reoccuring theme of me trying to dump my Dragic stocks.

    Player in one of my leagues is really low on Batum. His teams also banged up. Might be able to make it happen. What do you think?

    14 Team H2H (10 CAT w/Off REBs)
    Westbrook, Dragic*, IT
    Oladipo, KJ, Brewer
    TJones, Draymond
    Faried, Markieff
    Bosh, Olynyk, TZeller

    Thanks!

    • Slim

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      @J: If there wasn’t an extra rebounding category i’d probably say NO. Batum probably is being underrated right now and Dragic is a sell high with Isaiah down. I say go for it. Definitely losing some points though. Your wings are so good for a 14er.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @J: I was gonna start by saying I’m on the fence due to the drop in assists, but Batum is more than a dime more a game over Dragic! My “no duh” moment of the morning. Yup I’d do it!

      • Ujiri Prokhorov says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Between Batum, Lawson, and Swaggy.. my FG% is the worst in history.. lol

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Ujiri Prokhorov: Hah, well Batum should get better! Young is always a risk

  7. Martin says:
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    I know that both are rather hit or miss but who would you start for tonight -KCP or Rasual?

    • Slim

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      @Martin: i don’t know the match up but i’ll take KCP. I don’t expect much from Meeks tonight.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Martin: I’ll go KCP too, against PHO who play small, Meeks could see some minutes alongside KCP anyway for tonight

  8. kevin says:
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    Hi. I’m in a 10 team 9-cat yahoo H2H league, I’m looking to trade my oladipo, jared sullinger, and rubio for his ibaka and gordon hayward. am i giving too much?

    my team:
    Monta Ellis, oladipo, collison, lowry, Trevor Ariza, ricky rubio

    Draymond green, Paul milsap, Anthony Davis, Jared sullinger, markieff Morris.derrick favors

    • Slim

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      @kevin: If you can pull that off you will be robbing him blind. Absolutely. Although you will probably be looking to add some assists withave the free roster spot.

  9. Zach says:
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    JB,

    I’m in a 20-man keeper (h2h), and I was looking for some advice on trade candidates. my team is trying to be built on small-ball operations, but I think brewer has a ton of value right now. who (or what) do you think I should be pursuing? deng is going to be a guy I trade later in the season, if he can accumulate some decent value for once. my wings are the backbone of my team, but if I had stronger big’s or pg’s, I could be even deadlier I think? I’m leading the league in steals, which is why i’m hesitant on getting rid of brewer.

    pg: Lillard, Collison, D. Harris
    sg: Harden, KCP, KJ McDaniels
    sf: Brewer, Barnes, Deng
    pf: E. Davis, J. Adrien
    c: G. Monroe, S. Hawes

    • Slim

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      @Zach: I have Brewer in the REL, a 20 teamer. He is tough to move right now. I think Lillard, Collison, Harden is just fine for assists, i’d look for a big. Maybe Gorgui, Jordan Hill, or even Sullinger.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Zach: For a 20 teamer and given your strong G, your front line is still pretty good! But yeah I’m looking up front too. Might be the last chance to get Mason Plumlee if you can – he and Ed Davis hurt FT but Harden and Lillard help counter balance.

  10. Joe says:
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    Is it worth trying to make a buy-low offer on Ibaka before tonight’s game? And what should I offer? The idea came to mind because I could use more reliable blocks than Noel offers (especially if he gets shifted to the bench) and I doubt that the Ibaka owner will give up a R.1 pick next year to keep Serge. (PS. Look, I actually followed your advice and went with Taj over Carroll!)

    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), IT2 (9), Taj (w)

    HIS TEAM

    CP3 (1), Ibaka (2), Rose (3), D.Jordan (4), Korver (5), Jabari (6), Butler (7), Wiggins (8), Monroe (9), Crawford (10), Mo.Williams (11)

    • Slim

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      @Joe: I’d be all for cutting bait on Melo. Matthews and Taj maybe… it’s a good time to go for Ibaka.

      • Joe says:
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        @Slim:

        Yeah, I just don’t know if Melo and his knee would get me anywhere unless he has a couple of good games first. Could Matthews be a possible keeper? He’d cost me a R.4 pick next year. But it seems you’d be fine offering Matthews and Taj for Ibaka, or Melo 1-for-1.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Joe: Yeah I agree with Slim and your thoughts on both of those trades. I dunno, Matthews at round 4 is maybe a round or two too steep in a 10er, I think I had him late 40s, so right on the edge coming into the year. So maybe not.

  11. Johnny says:
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    Looking to buy-low on Ibaka (if he goes for it) H2H 12er… who do you guys think I should offer (I’d like to give him 2 for Ibaka cause GHill and TJones are waiting on the waiver to get better)

    Also looks like he could use assists and/or steals.. somewhat light on boards and flush in blocks

    My Team:
    IT2
    PBev
    CP3
    Slim Reaper
    KJMcDz
    Millsap
    Pau
    Noel
    JJ Redick
    Brewer
    Greek Freak
    #ODG

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Johnny: Love buying Serge low, let’s see, Pau I think is a great start to offer him. Gives him the boards he needs. Pau+…man it’s tough finding a good 2nd. I don’t wanna lose #Occupy! Pau+Pbev or IT2? I dunno if he’ll go for either, but you can start there

      • Johnny says:
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        @JB Gilpin: The way Pau has been playing he might just take him (or at least i think I could talk him into it), you think Pau is a sell high? He’s been so money this season I’m worried hes going to keep up the production if I send him away (although he is a higher injury risk I suppose)

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Johnny: Yeah injury risk is the biggest factor, plus a few Noah/Gibson injuries have helpedclear out boards

  12. KD Owner says:
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    yo yo

    my match up is going well considering i was a handful of games disadvantaged. winning 5-4 with the closest cats steals (+1 for me), TO (-1 for me); and other cats more or less set in stone.

    i’m really struggling to decide whether to play MCW. he’s against BKN today and Memphis tomorrow. i think his risk of turning in a bad TO game with low steals is higher than giving low TOs with high steals.

    Given the make up of my and my opponents team with games played going forward I have a higher chance to take steals, and although it’s close and difficult to predict, i’m leaning very much on benching MCW to save TOs.

    Am i making the right decision here? i think the match up against Bkn is better than Memphis but unless he has a stellar game it’d be a safer bet benching. how do you think MCW is going to fair against Bkn?

    #ebbs and flows of owning MCW

    • JB Gilpin

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      @KD Owner: Yeah I was thinking the same thing, I like BKN but Memphis could squeeze him out for 10 TO haha. Does he have a full lineup with TO guys in his lineup? I might play MCW tonight then plan on benching tomo.

      • KD Owner says:
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        @JB Gilpin: hmmm just checked, his guys have low TO rates (except Westbrook), mostly 3 points specialists (including bigs), based on averages, I should pull away in steals and lose in TOs.

        Seems definitely benching MCW right?

        I would think about playing if Westbrook has a difficult match up but he’s going against Minnesota..

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @KD Owner: Ack sorry I didn’t get to ya earlier, Fri and Mon are busy days. I probably woulda benched then too

  13. ABulldogs says:
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    Hey, how’s it going?

    I have surplus of players and wondering who to rest.
    I def need to boost my FG%, treys, and STL while minimizing TO. Reb/BLK not an issue.

    PG-Dragic
    SG-Stuckey
    SF-
    PF-RAnderson
    C- Davis
    G-Manu Ginobili
    F-Horford
    UTL-Gasol
    UTL-Dieng
    UTL-Frye
    Bench-Watson (vs Raptors)
    Bench-Waiters (vs Pelicans)

    This is the roster of players who have games today. I have only one SF(Ariza) who is not playing today. so an empty slot.

    1. Would you put in Watson or Waiters anywhere?
    2. OR Should I drop Waiters for Dunleavy today to fill that SF spot? debating because Waiters might have a better game against pelicans and he will be a better option if James is gone for an extended period. I am in a 14team h2h league.

    THanks

    • ABulldogs says:
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      @ABulldogs:
      I left big men on my roster because of FG% not for the boards.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @ABulldogs: 1. Wow, Waiters isn’t SF? LeBron is playing today so no there, I might Watson over Frye given needs. 3. Sure i fyou still can, sorry I’m late!

  14. ABulldogs says:
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    I left big men on my roster because of FG% not for the boards.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ABulldogs: Well Frye could still hurt you, but in low volume, I think Watson should be efficient enough

  15. Drez says:
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    What do you guys think about Valanciunas for my Monroe/Collison in a 16 team h2h 9 cat dynasty? Might try to do Monroe/Tyreke first, but I’ve got too many PG’s as it is (with Oladipo/Payton on my D-League, lol). Here’s my lineup for any other suggestions:

    PG – Kyrie, Rubio, Pbev, IT2, Collison
    Sg/Sf – Butler, Tyreke, Covington
    PF – Draymond, Monroe, Ed Davis
    C – Ibaka, Henson, T.Zeller, K.O’Quinn

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Drez: Nahhhhh it’s giving up way too much. I don’t know if JVal has too, too much upside left and love Collison. should be productive for a good while still.

  16. Dom says:
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    Wasssssup is it fair to assume Al Jefferson’s rebounds/overall production will be hurt by Memphis frontcourt tonight? I need help everywhere besides points/assists in 8 cat roto, if Lebron and Vucevic (game time calls) are both ready to go tonight, one of them or Jefferson, Favors, Drummond will have to sit. Someone just tied Dom Squad for 1st place shit is getting real!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dom: Haha, ummmm I’d probably keep Jefferson in, probably sitting drummo

  17. DL says:
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    My team needs some 3s and Meeks is WW. Do I pick him up?

    Jrue Holiday NO – PG
    Kyrie Irving Cle – PG,SG
    Tobias Harris Orl – SF,PF
    Al Jefferson Cha – PF,C
    Al Horford Atl – PF,C
    Taj Gibson Chi – PF,C
    Josh Smith Det – SF,PF
    K.J. McDaniels Phi – SG,SF
    Jose Calderon NY – PG
    Tony Wroten Phi – PG
    James Harden Hou – SG,SF
    Andrew Bogut GS – C

    • JB Gilpin

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      @DL: Nah I wouldn’t yet

  18. AC says:
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    Hey JB!

    When do you think it would be a good time to swoop up Kevin Martin off the waiver wire? He’s available in my 12-teamer and I have Corey Brewer in his slot. Normally I’d just pick him up now but I’m also stashing George Hill. I know Martin’s supposed to be back some time early next year, but I’m worried about him getting back up to speed given that he broke his shooting hand.

    Thanks!

    • Ujiri Prokhorov says:
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      @AC: George hill is garbage.. lol

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AC: Hey man! Yeah I would wait until he’s got some major basketball activities going. Def not stashing him and Hill and indeed like Hill more. Any time

  19. Clos says:
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    Hey jb I commented up top but no one replied.. Probably because I commented again on what slim said so you probably missed it.. If you check my team in my previous comment I got offered colly and bosh for my cousins and jrue.. Ended rejecting and sending back my cousins and Lowry for Paul and bosh.. What do you think about that?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Clos: Ah yes didn’t see it, I’m with slim, I didn’t like the original but I like the new one – the upgrade to Paul is worth the downgrade of PF and to get a healthy one

  20. Mari says:
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    How much faith do you have in Amar’e? I just looked at his stats; he’s been doing pretty good.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mari: Yeah haha he has been good, I actually think while healthy he can keep it up, but i don’t think he stays healthy all year

  21. Nikko Respeto says:
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    JB i done effed up I think. I don’t remember sending a trade of: my Melo and Gerald Green for his Rose and DeRozan in my points league. Do you think I just shot myself in the foot there?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Nikko Respeto: Ehhhh yeah I think you gave up a tad much, but at the same time you’re unloading a lot of risk for the end of the year, I could see Melo getting shut down

      • Nikko says:
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        @JB Gilpin: my hopes are that DRose gets back to form and Derozan comes back better. Crossing my fingers.

        I still have Butler and Leonard at the SF position so I think I’ll be okay. I just got westbrook Millsap and Monroe for paul, Crawford and Jefferson.

  22. Lasandro says:
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    Hey mate! So would you say pbev and kemba are of comparable value in a 14cat roto? I love the volume at which Patrick is hitting those threes and the 4-5 nightly assists are higher than what I’d expect outta him. And his brds and stls are so good. Someone already picked him up but I’m wondering if I should try and trade for him following kemba’s great game. I just don’t believe in him anymore but feel free to convince me otherwise. Guys like dragic have already been taken off the table when I inquire about them. Any other similar value pgs I could perhaps target, in your opinion?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Well in 14cat Kemba’s bad % is masked a little… How are they ranked in your league setting the past 2ish weeks? Ummm, Collison? What about Kemba+someone for Rondo who has been bad lately. I think gun to my head I’d still want Kemba over PBev, but very very close

  23. Shaft says:
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    JB– currently rostering KJ McDefense, but Beverley is still on the wire. Still hold KJ for the absurd upside or is Beverely the move? I’m still holding T Jones but have waited so long I might as well wait it out some more, right?

    10-team 8-cat weekly league. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Shaft: Nah I would grab PBev. Loving that he seems healthy. Ehhhh I dunno, 10 team for Tjones… I might move on, but easier for me to say since I don’t have him stashed anywhere. I would roster KJ and PBev over Tjones

  24. Andrew says:
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    Hi JB,

    Decided to sell high on Draymond before Lee comes back. I traded him for Mike Conley. At first, I felt good about the trade, but Draymond is getting crazy minutes and still producing across the board. Was this a good trade?

    PG: Jrue Holiday, Michael Carter-Williams, Mike Conley, Jose Calderon
    SG: James Harden, Isaiah Thomas,
    SF: Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF: Anthony Davis, Taj Gibson
    C: Marcin Gortat, Gorgui Dieng, Timofey Mozgov

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Andrew: Whoa, I actually don’t think DrayDray is a sell high – I think he keeps up the production more or less even with Lee back – but def taking Conley! Huge trade and helps your Ast/PG depth to make you a killer there. Big win, nice work!

      • Andrew says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Awesome. I was looking at MCW’s stats and his Pts, rebs and ast are really impressive, but his percentages and TOs are terrible. Who’s value is equal to that of MCWs right now? I am trying to get a trade for someone that doesn’t look at percentages that closely. As of now, I offered MCW + Greek Freak for Westbrook or Lilliard. Is that enough?

        Thanks again.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Andrew: Well if H2H vs. Roto is a big deal. H2H, I like MCW a ton still. Yeah def taking Westbrook or Lillard, and while I doubt he takes either, is a nice launching point. It’s not insulting or anything so I would offer both and cross my fingers for an accept or counter you can negotiate with. Any time!

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