In a jam-packed weekend with all sorts of big news and Anthony Davis putting up a career-high, I figured why not start as off-the-fantasy-radar as possible!  Well, that’s a lie, my Steve Nash open about him being a malnourished librarian turned out to already be a commercial

The injury gods were working overtime this weekend, as big ol’ Roy Hibbert landed funky on his ankle and left very early in the Pacers’ game Saturday.  The bad news continues to floweth down the bad news river in Indianapolis.  Drown your sorrows in onion rings, Pacers fans!  Not gonna have any other rings any time soon.  “That was mean, JB!”  I’m rooting for Paul George to come back healthy next year and shock the Cavs in the playoffs, don’t you worry.  But back to the issue at hand, when Howard Cosell made the call “Down goes Hibbert!” I immediately had something bubbling up inside [Mahin]me.  Certainly not one of the premiere backup Cs in the NBA, but Ian Mahinmi is passable, and a solid short-term add for some early-week big man upside.  Mahinmi carried the torch with the starters for an all-leagues usable 12/10/1/3/1 line in only 26 minutes, without even finishing down the stretch as the Suns went full supernova to the Pacers white/brown dwarves (I don’t wanna say one or the other, might get into trouble…).  The backup Frenchy could easily go 10/10 with 2 swats in a few starts early this week.  Tonight is against a gimpy Tyson Chandler who tweaked his kankle, then Wednesday against a Spurs team who have struggled to handle bigs since Tiago Splitter has been in a siesta.  So while I Mahin-Me, I hope while reading this there is time to Mahin-You!  Here’s what else went down over the weekend in fantasy basketball:

Jose Calderon The savior of New York!  Well, let’s hope that’s not completely true, but they’re 1-0 with him back!  Who cares if that win was against the Sixers…  Pretty frio 3/3/3/2/0 hitting a trey.  Only the one turnover (which I believe the Spanish call empanadas) in 21 minutes.  Be sure he’s not available in your leagues – it may not be flashy, but treys/some dimes/steals and low TO?  Viva la Calderon!

Goran DragicYikes.  Looked like the corner hath been turned, but alas he was the bad Suns PG on both Friday and Saturday.  Jeff Hornacek really needs to put on his own one-on-one clinic for Goran and call it How to Train Your Dragic II.

Alex Len Don’t confused with this version of LenSanity!  Because I certainly did in a comment… Coach Horny said he’s gonna run his bigs into the ground in 5 to 6 minute intervals and split the C minutes between Len and Miles Plumlee.  Pretty much means you can’t own either in 12ers, and probably both in 14ers.  I love tooting my own horn like Will Ferrell in a yoga class, so how about some Len-love!  Only a crazy person or a glitchy computer would be crazy enough to rank Len heading into the year!

Gerald Green Bringin’ against his old buddies!  23 Pts on on 8-15 shooting hitting 5 treys vs. the Pacers, as he continues to be one of the most volatile scorers in the NBA.  Double-digits in 3 straight, with one of those the 5-5 FG game barely getting to 11 points, but it was the blowout against Philly and Horny went the the dregs of the bench.  Give me consistency or give me death, Hornacek!

Tony Wroten – All those ridiculous things JB has wroten…  Starting at the 2 for now, and while he’s obviously not juicing up the stats like The Early November (obscure emo reference!), still playing like a must-own guy in 12ers.  That is, if you can handle the horrific FT% and TO in 9-cat.  If that’s making it harder to stomach than an Alien embryo, then you can purge.

Tobias Harris Noooooooo!  Calf strain as confirmed by an MRI, but the results weren’t conclusive since they were tough to read through the never-nude’s cutoffs.

Kyle O’Quinn Targeting a return this Wednesday, I’m guessing sometime around happy hour.  The Irishman is thirsty!  Even in a bench role O’Quinn would be valuable, but if there’s no T-Hair on the field then play ball!

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Gave me, the struggling, recovering addict, a brief glimpse of temptations Friday night!  Had 3 steals in the first minute-and-a-half, including a steal then foul on a layup coast-to-coast attempt, hitting both the free throws.  Rest of the game?  2/0/0/0/0 on 1-7 shooting.  I’m firmly entrenched on the wagon!

Brandon Jennings – Tried to hitchhike his way off the bench when Stan Van played D.J. Augustin 25 minutes Friday night.  Hyperextended his thumb – it’s not broken – but he’s questionable for Tuesday against his former Bucks right now… If he’s out, Augustin would be a solid stream against the deer.

Al Horford This low rebounding is getting out of control!  Only 2 boards Friday in that game against the Pistons in an otherwise decent enough outing.  Better not be turning into Brook Lopez!

Lou Williams The Lou is oh so Sweet!  Redonkulous weekend going for 22 Pts & 5 treys in only 19 minutes Friday, then 36 & 2 treys Saturday in routes against the Bucks and Cavs.  15-15 FT in that Saturday game too!  He’s clearly a hot waiver-wire grab, but I wouldn’t drop a big asset for him.  Somehow in that Cavs game, Terrence Ross was -17 to Williams’ +37.  Easy question and answer alert!  Would I drop Ross for him?  Yes!

Khris Middleton Buzz’s girlfriend, woof!  Yeah, Sweet Lou is an obvious grab (duh) over the Dutchess K-Middleton who had an atrocious 40 minutes worth of two starts over the weekend.  To quote the timeless classic Dodgeball, “I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.”

Gorgui Dieng Choo choo!  I hope you all hopped aboard the Dieng Train!  Absolutely unreal weekend with lines of 9/10/1/1/3 and 12/10/1/2/2 shooting 8-18 FG and 5-6 FT.  Three straight rainbow line flirts, and if you’re reading Mr. Nikola Pekovic, be sure to take your time to get healthy!

Mo Williams – Wasn’t great against the Spurs for 15/2/4 on Friday night, but gets a little bit of a pass against the always difficult Spurs D.  Turned it around for another dimebag Saturday for 11/2/12.  Shot a pretty atrocious 5-16, but the dimes are there if you need em!

Andrew Wiggins Unleash the rook!  Also wasn’t great against the Spurs (14/3/1/2/0), but broke out in a huge way Saturday for 29/5/2/4/1 on 9-22 FG (2-4 3PTM 9-10 FT).  All that with only one empenada.  Efficient rookie!

Wahhhhhhhhh I’m Jarrett Jack! – A very solid weekend from Jack as he assumes the Shaun Livingston role in Brooklyn, putting up a 23/2/5 line Friday, and even though his streak of 5-straight double-digits games was broken Saturday, 6/6/5/1/1 against the Spurs.  When asked why he was only 22% owned on Yahoo he whined, “Wahhhhhhh, but I’m Jarrett Jack!”

Andre Roberson I wonder what kind of wing Pete Nice would name him?!  Defensive wing?  I got it!  Pepper spray wing.  “Not like, ugggghhhhh spicy!”  4/4/2/2/4 in a near-palindromic rainbow line Friday then 3 more swats last night.  He’s a guy who can get those steals and blocks, and is similar to a light-scoring K.J. McDaniels or MKG.  If you need some blocks upside out of position, there isn’t too many better options widely available.

Bradley Beal Still coming off the bench, but why mess with success?!  12/5/5 and 3 steals Friday then 17/2/6 Saturday.  Through three games he’s at 4.7 dimes, which would be by far a career-best.  31:30 then 34 minutes in those games, so the run is there!

Nene His foot is a nono.  Another plantar fasciitis issue, but in a different foot than the same ailment that cost him a lot of 12-13.  Right now it doesn’t sound as serious, but it’s making the already-in-the-conversation-in-12ers Kris Humphries look like a strong add speculating Nene might miss a game or two.  Off a 12/9/1/0/1 game Saturday, as long as Humphries can avoid Blake Griffin dunks and reality stars, should deliver.

Kevin Love Love isn’t in Cleveland’s air!  “Yeah, that’s called smog…”  There’s some panic in Cleveland’s disco right now, and while his Saturday line of 23/7/1/1/0 is fine and all, only 3 treys in the last 4 games, didn’t make a single one in 2 of the last 3, and the assists – a big part of his game last year in ‘Sota – are anemic.  Too many ball handlers, not enough time to gel!  “Is that… Is that hairgel?!”

Jon Leuer Luring me back in, that’s for sure!  Big Friday night against the Celtics for 19/7/4/2/1 then a solid 9/5/1 with a trey last night.  18:42+ minutes his past three games, you can’t rely on him too much, but definitely taking notice in the deepers.

Anthony Davis I won’t just gloss over it in the open!  Had a “down” game Friday for 18/9/2/1/2 and shot under 50% for the first time after a streak of 8 (7-17 FG).  Decided that it was an unacceptable performance and went bonkers for 43/14/0/2/1 shooting 16-23 FG and 11-12 FT.  It’s just scary…

Jrue HolidayAnother 6 dimes on Friday with no TO, and finally after two games without a TO had two giveaways to 9 dimes against the Jazz Saturday.  Way to be careless!

Eric Gordon In the biggest shock of the weekend, Gordon got hurt.  Having a little bit of some marital problems with his shoulder, so they got separated.  Who knows when things will get amicable again…

Austin Rivers Should get a few games starting at the two, at the very least.  Or they could shift Tyreke Evans to the 2 and start some scrub like Luke Babbitt at the 3, but either way Rivers should get some big minutes.  Not usable yet for 12ers, but any deeper and I’d take a look while EG is out.

Trey Burke Well, Trey Burke finally turned back into Trey Burke over the weekend…  After a 5-game stretch with a 41:6 AST:TO ratio, went 9:7 on Friday and Saturday.  Womp womp.  The shot fell Saturday hitting 8-12 with a couple treys for 20 Pts, but meh.  I mean, you’re not dropping him or anything, but unfortunately he doesn’t look to stay hot enough to be a sell-high.

Marresse Speights – The Ace of Speights!  Stayed hot for 6-9 14 Pts on Friday, but then went scalding for 28 last night on 11-18.  Andrew Bogut suffered an “orbital contusion” (aka, black eye) during last night’s game, so it helped Speights get those 25 minutes of run.  Festus Ezeli got 14 minutes, but this will be the Speights show should Bogut’s shiner cost him a game.

Nikola Mirotic Gets the “are you effing kidding me?!” award from the weekend.  Always great to see a guy have a career week against me in our 20-team REL… Given it’s his rookie year, but still!  This past week came outta nowhere.  Taj Gibson rolled his ankle and it does not sound good at all, netting Mirotic 35 minutes for a 24/11/2 line hitting four treys (it helped it was a blowout as well – run the younguns/newuns).  He’ll stay a big part of the rotation even though Pau Gasol should be back, since Gibson sounds like it’ll be a while.  But I don’t see Mirotic as anything different than say, a Mirza Teletovic, who had a somewhat similar line for his season’s-best game on Saturday (22/8/1 four treys).

Nicolas Batum Returned Friday night in that blowout of the Bulls for 4-6 FG for 9/3/1/1/0 and back up to 32 minutes last night for 12/5/3/1/0.  Low-end in most the stats there, but I think it’ll ramp back up.  If anyone wants to hand ya a buy-low Batum, I’d eat it outta the palm of their hand!

Rodney Stuckey – This was a rough one, as he was finally getting healthy then tripped over a cameraman and tried to brace his fall and his wrist fell funky on a spectator’s foot.  The sprained wrist looked bad live, and he’s technically questionable tonight, but I’d be surprised if he played – it does help it’s the non-shooting wrist.  Those cameramen are like asses to ankles against the court, I evoke a Dennis Rodman kick in spirit.

Mario Chalmers – Might’ve been his best career week this past week as well…  Against me…  24/5/8 Saturday night and 20/4/10/1/1 last night taking over big usage numbers left behind by Norris Cole and Dwyane Wade getting hurt.  Both those guys should be back soon, but Wade with the hammy still doesn’t have a definitive timetable, so sun the Super Mario out there while he’s shrooming!

Nikola Vucevic 33/17 that game, but still no Goromotaros this year!  Actually there’s only been two 20+ board games, 23 from Vuc, and… Can you name the other without looking it up?  Answer at the end of the show!

Elfird Payton – Hmmm, maybe still a useful part of this team… A surprising 16/2/5 Friday night then 9/3/4/5/0 line Saturday, and Luke Ridnour might have gotten an even more surprising DNP after playing fewer minutes than Payton the previous two.  Ridnour is obviously a schlub, but right now seems out of the rotation as Vaughn grooms his Swingers. However, Payton still needs a run of 20+ minute games to be in the fantasy conversation again for 12ers.

Robert Covington Everyone’s D-League darling got hot against the Knicks Saturday night, for 4-6 FG (4-4 3PTM 2-2 FT) 14/4/0/0/0.  Meh, it was the Knicks and he still hasn’t played over 17 minutes and under 15 the past 3.

Nerlens Noel Captain N!  Helm to 108!  17/12/2/1/1.  Butttttt 5-10 FT and after 1-5 Friday, I can whip out my abacus (almost got in trouble saying that to a chick once) and let you know he’s 6 for his last 15 for 40%.  No bueno.

Kostas Papanikolaou – Dr. Pap!  Had a bit of a bagel shooting the ball for 2-11, but had a nice Dr. Pap’s-schmear across the statline for a 8/7/2/2/0 line with no TO.  Dwight Howard is still having knee issues and didn’t practice yesterday, so I doubt he plays tonight giving Dr. Pap a little more opportunity for some counting stats.

Patrick Beverley Played well Saturday for 20/5/1/2/0 hitting a monster 6 treys, but the hammy is still buggin’ him and he’s questionable tonight.  If he doesn’t go, Isaiah Canaan in D will be a D to D+ fantasy stream.

Ben McLemore As soon as it seems like the Kings start slightly giving up on him, 41 minutes for 22/9/3/1/0 hitting four treys.  41 minutes?!  Actually led the Kings in PT Saturday.  I’m fine picking him back up, but he’ll be maddeningly frustrating in a Gerald Green-sorta way.

Derrick Williams – Might be taking over the primary PF minutes even if he’s off the bench.  22 minutes Thursday then 30 Saturday night.  Not doing too much, but deep leaguers should be thinking about scooping him up.  And deep leaguers as in 16 or more that have no remorse for one-night stands.

Anthony Bennett – Looks better than the early Cavs games, that’s for sure!  20/3/1/3/0 against the Spurs Friday then 10/6/2/1/2 in a near-rainbow in that loss against the Kings Saturday.  Thaddeus Young will be rejoining the team today, and they’re off until Wednesday so there’s no reason to grab Bennett at this point.  But it is good to see him producing should an injury or trade get Young back out of the line-up.

Tim Duncan – Almost had a double-rainbow line AT HALFTIME Saturday night!  Shizz was crazy from grampa T.  7/10/7/3/4 and just couldn’t get that last steal.  Man, he’s been really solid for owners taking a risk.  Still early though!  DNPs to come.

Luol Deng Had the big 30-point game exactly two weeks ago then 26/8/3/0/1 last night shooting a red hot 10-14 (2-3 3PTM 4-5 FT) after two straight weeks of being back in that coma…  He sorta reminds me of Jeff Green from last year…  Which is to say, I’m not excited.

Serge Ibaka Finally some blocks!  16/8/0/0/5, but at the cost of 4 TO and 5-17 shooting.  Get healthy OKC studs!

Reggie Jackson Nearly tripdubbed for 22/11/8 and the Thunder still can’t win games.  I blame it on Kendrick Perkins!  I think Anna Kendrick could play better PF…

Anthony Morrow – “He’ll get another dubdub, tomorrow, tomorrow, as in never again, tomorrrrrrrow!”  I used to write musicals before moving the Razzball…  16/12/0/2/1 as I guess he decided to spread the stats for the first time in his career just to have a song written about him… First block on the season and he had 17 boards through his first 7 games.  “Moving the Bluth Company up from a Sell to Don’t Buy!”

Kenneth Faried I don’t like to throw out the R-word willy-nilly, so let’s just use “ridiculous”.  After finally getting run Wednesday and Friday, 19 minutes last night… It could’ve been so great against the Lakers!  Shaw is a buffoon, figure out your personality issues off the court, camon.

Ty Lawson – Almost a Pts/Ast Goromotaro!  I don’t think that would count, but going 18/16 is a fatter dimebag than Willie Nelson’s carry-on!

Wilson Chandler Shaw is playing the volleyball mad minutes right now, as Danilo Gallinari also got over 30 with the Nugs playing small without the Manimal.  19/8/2/1/1 capping off a huge week for Willllllllllson, and multi-tryes in 5 straight notching five 3PTM last night.  I wonder if I went against him in REL too…  Somebody bring me the tissues, I’m about to pound some ice cream and binge-repeat-watch Bridget Jones’ Diary.

Wesley Johnson Rainbow alert!  7/13/2/2/3 out of friggin’ nowhere.  Not much you can do about this rainbow, as I can promise you there’s no bucket of gold at the end of it unless you count Johnson’s bedpan.

Ed Davis Well… That did not go well…  Fantasy owners had been clamoring for it, begging for it, and now…?  Probably wish it didn’t happen… Started for Carlos Boozer (out with a shoulder sprain), and went 4/5/1/1/1 in 22 minutes.  Why the low run?  Fouled out.  Another terrible 2-4 FT as well… I’m still holding on, but this was your shot Mr. Ed!

 

Streamers/Cheap DraftKings picks:

Chris Kaman (22% owned) – Off a 16/8 game last night, the Sixers are unbelievably terrible but particularly on defensive presence with the second-unit front-line.  With the Blazers off a back-to-back, look for Portland to run the reserves some big minutes.

Kostas Papanikolaou (4% owned) – As mentioned above, likely no Dwight so a ton of run coming for Dr. Pap.  Against a lowly Knicks team right now (even though they’re dead in the middle in points allowed), I think a solid schmear across the stat line could be in store if your run out the good doctor.

 

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  We’ll be here with the wrap-ups through Wednesday, but I’ll be taking Thanksgiving and Black Friday off to buy the soon-to-be-misses a blender.  See you tomorrow!

Zach Randolph Answer to the trivia in Vuc’s blurb above, had a 22 board game against the Pistons.

  1. Lasandro says:
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    Haha I’m gonna go watch Something About Mary now! Love the refs, as always

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Haha thanks man!

      • Lasandro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: still on a shallow 14 cat roto, what do you think of me trading my Oladipo and kemba for rondo and potentially draymond? Already told you about my % woes from MCW kemba and dipo combined. I’m leaning yes but would love your perspective brother

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: I would hold firm on getting Draymond with Rondo, but that package I def like! Both MCW and Oladipo coming alive for you today

        • Lasandro says:
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          @JB Gilpin: So that’s good alive for me? I live Oladipo in real life but it’s kinda clear that I have the main man in Orlando in Vuc. Rondos assists an outta positions boards would help me a lot. MCW was fine mate but bad shooting and really ba assist numbers. That 17/6/6 line we are all after is gonna be next to impossible this season. He had one of the worst possessions I’ve ever seen today, ending with him passing directly to ref Hayward Workman, thinkin he was his teammate. Ugh. About to watch magic game now to see dipo… Just please tell me I’m getting better value outta this deal haha. I’d really miss my rainboladipo

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            @Lasandro: I think so, although I do think MCW gets back to that. Hahahaha I was watching the Sixers game when that happened too! Totally forgot to mention in today’s update. Hilarious. You’ll love Rondo and don’t discount how good DrayDray will be in a 14 cat!

          • Lasandro says:
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            @JB Gilpin: So guess what? Dude has gone ahead and dropped Draymond into FA! So now I’m looking to do any kinda 2 for 1 or 3 for 2 trades I can make before he clears waivers! I’ve offered the same guy my Trill (he seems very keen on him), Oladipo and Kemba for his Wall and Dirk. He’s a Harden owner, so hopefully he values Wall about the same as Trill. If he doesnt like it, should I counter the same for either Rondo and Dirk or Wall and Sully? His other players of interest to me would be Duncan, Wade (both crappy with DNPs), and T Chandler.

            Needless to say, I’ll pick Dray’s ass up as soon as he clears (if I get him), but I really have no one to swap him with right now wth no empty spot, unless Kieff or Giannis are drop options.. I dunno.

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              @Lasandro: Nice! Yeah love that Harden offer if he takes. I’d rather go for Rondo and Dirk, like that combo. Yeah I think I’d take Draymond over Giannis at this point, but it’s a sophie’s choice!

  2. hamtime says:
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    1. grabbed rivers in my 16 man. stuckey has been so frustrating. between the two, who is worth holding? is grabbing an injured norris cole better than hanging onto stuckey?

    2. drop stuckey for mahinmi, mason plumlee, motijunas(16 man) – looking for long term value

    3. own ed davis in a 14 man, but he has been lousy past 2 games. should i drop him for – o’quinn, elfrid, gobert (punting points)

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @hamtime: 1. Hmmmm, all sorta close, agree I want Rivers right now, still think Stuckey long-term is who I would want from this point on. 2. Prob wouldn’t drop for any of those guys for long term. 3. Nah I wouldn’t lose Ed, think he gets it back on track. Any time!

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    My team (H2H-20 teams):
    Lowry, Nelson
    Rivers, Jimmy Butler
    Hayward, Pirs, Muhammad
    Covington, Teletovic, Humphries
    Sanders, Mason Plumlee

    IR: Durant, O Quinn

    Who should i drop for O Quinn? Plumle, Rivers, Muhammad or Covington? I’m looking for long term value.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Woo: Hah well I’m hoping it’s Shabazz Muhammad and not Nazr Mohammad! Although they are spelled differently…. Still a fun joke! Yeah I’d lose Shabazz for him

  4. Sean John says:
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    Took you advice and bought low on Batum.

    How’d I do? Traded Monta Ellis for him.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sean John: Nice, love it!

  5. JeF With 1 F says:
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    I was on the Dieng Train but had to hop off as i moved him for Collison…I shed a tear as the train pulled away from me….But love me some D.Coll

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Sheesh, wow you got Collison straight up?! Train paid dividends that’s for sure, I’m stoked seeing that one leave the station for that haul!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @JB Gilpin: i threw in a second round pick to get it done…its a rookie draft though in a dynasty and that pick to me is useless…Yea i was pretty shocked he accepted the trade…i threw it out there to see what kind of counter i would get

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          @JeF With 1 F: Yeah just a very small sweetener indeed, awesome move man!

  6. mr. claus says:
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    George Hill just got dropped in my league and i know he is a worthy stash..
    though i dont know who to drop for him.. 12 team h2h 9cat..

    Chris Paul (LAC – PG)
    Al Jefferson (Cha – PF,C)
    Paul Millsap (Atl – PF,C)
    Al Horford (Atl – PF,C)
    Jrue Holiday (NO – PG)
    Derrick Favors (Uta – PF,C)
    Jose Calderon (NY – PG)
    Terrence Jones (Hou – SF,PF)
    Jeremy Lin (LAL – PG,SG)
    Draymond Green (GS – SF,PF)
    Patrick Beverley (Hou – PG,SG)
    Courtney Lee (Mem – SG,SF)
    Chris Kaman (Por – PF,C)

    i know im already stacked with guards but i think hill is just too good to pass up…
    Thoughts?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mr. claus: Yeah only drops are Lee or Kaman, neither of which I wanna drop yet… It would be Kaman though

  7. Martin says:
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    JB,
    Marcus Smart. What do you think about him? Worth adding in 16 team league long term? I would drop D.J Augustin.

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      @Martin: Well, I suppose Smart has more upside in that ROndo is still a trade possibility… I dunno, I’m not a big Smart guy, even though my jersey would state otherwise. I’d prob keep DJ

  8. jcg says:
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    Kevin Martin made it through waivers. Drop Shumpert or Wilson Chandler to see how it shakes out?

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      @jcg: Yeah if he needs surgery, which I’m guessing he will, I wouldn’t want to lose either of those guys. I’m good losing Shump though if you want to take a gamble and have no one else hurt, but if you had an OKC stud or Rubio or something like that, I wouldn’t want to burn another spot

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        @JB Gilpin: thanks JB! what do you think about Austin Rivers instead? Would you drop Shumpert for him? Eric Gordon out for the long term?

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          @jcg: While yes I think Gordon is out a good bit, I’d still hold Shump, I don’t think Rivers is going to do much facilitating in more minutes playing with the starters. Sorta KCPish wish a few more dimes

  9. Blue says:
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    Would you take this trade? My Vuc and Pau for his AD? Im still concerned about the injury risk. My other bigs left will be Millsap, Kieff and Draymond so i would need to catch up with my boards.

    • Blue says:
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      @Blue: just to add, it’s a 14-team H2H. I love getting AD but worried about losing depth.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Blue: Even though it’s deeper, I’m def making that deal I think it’s a huge upgrade

  10. Happy Monday everyone! 1, 2, or 3? Thanks so much!

    1) Damian Lillard & Solomon Hill for Kyle Lowry & MCW

    2) Damian Lillard & Solomon Hill for Kyle Lowry & Ariza

    3) or… don’t trade Damian Lillard.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @WNWDOTCOM: Let’s hope no one has a case of the Mondays! 1. Love it. 2. Like it, almost the exact same. Hmmm I might actually 2 if you feel you need a boost in %s and have bad TO issues, but if those have gone well for ya, I’d do MCW side, I think both are improvements.

      • @JB Gilpin: Thanks man. Going the MCW side since TOs don’t count and my percentages are under control right now.

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          @WNWDOTCOM: Nice, love it!

          • @JB Gilpin: Well looks like my trade partner had a change of heart. Oh well, still have Lillard! Haha, on to the next one.

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @WNWDOTCOM: Booooo, call him a flip flopper!

  11. Chris says:
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    Hello JB,

    I got Westbrook, Rubio, Kevin Martin, Pekovic, and Boozer.

    Out of the obvious, together with Gary Neal, AVery Bradely, and Danny Green, would you move any of them for:

    I have 2 adds:
    Lou Williams
    Marresse Speights
    Mirotic
    Mo Williams
    Caldwell

    Thanks for the help.
    Chris

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: Yikes on the injuries man! Yeah I’m grabbing both Williams pretty quick, dropping Neal and Bradley. Any time!

  12. Chris says:
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    Addinting to the above

    I got Westbrook, Rubio, Kevin Martin, Pekovic, and Boozer all injuered!

  13. Joe says:
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    Am I crazy for contemplating selling MCW, even at a loss, or dropping him? His points and assists are good, but he doesn’t do much for boards, steals, and 3s, and his FG%, FT%, and TOs are just category-killer atrocious.

    D.West, Vala, M.Williams, and Redick are available as are the red-hot W.Chandler and Chalmers. MCW would be an affordable keeper for me next year (keep at 7th round value) but the way he’s going this year, and with Durant still not back, I’m close to punting the season if I can’t put up some Ws. What should I do with MCW?

    10-team, 11-man, 9-cat, 3-keeper league (you keep players at one rd. higher than drafted/valued this year). Team listed in draft order:

    My Team: ‘Melo, Durant, Conley, M.Gasol, Matthews, Jrue, Noel, MCW, Monroe, IT2, JHill(w)

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      @Joe:

      P.S. Pekovic returning (eventually) be damned! I should have let Noel go for Dieng. Such, such sadness. I kick myself.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Joe: Haha well first with Noel, did a little better this weekend! Except FTs… Yikes. Nah, I don’t see any way I could drop MCW, it’s still early for him. You can always bench later in the week if FG/FT/TO are close…

  14. RicoSuave says:
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    Great Job man!

    12 team H2H points league… would you drop Nick Young to pick up Afflalo?
    Thanks

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RicoSuave: Thanks man! Yeah I’d go with Afflalo, but not exceptionally huge on either

  15. BMG says:
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    How would you rank these guys for ROS value in 8 cat please?

    Giannis
    Shump
    Olynyk
    Rio
    Danny Green (top 50 in 8 cat so far! )

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @BMG: Whewww I’m still going Giannis 1 then Green, Olynyk, Chalmers, Shump. Once Wade and Cole are back, I think Chalmers cools back off

      • BMG says:
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        @JB Gilpin: But is Giannis a bit of an illusion? Weak on FTs, not taking 3s, not blocking shots. Everything else looking promising though I know. Surprised about Danny Green, thought you’d be calling thrAGNOF on that one, but he does have his sneaky blocks and steals.
        And on Rio, I think Wade will miss plenty of games over the season, and this big run must’ve upped him in the Heat pecking order a bit, no? Decisions, decisions….

        • JB Gilpin

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          @BMG: I don’t think so. the 3s are concerning, but I think the blocks come in bunches like the steals have the past 6. I’ve always thought Green was underrated – when he plays that is. Can hit all the cats, liked him heading into last year but Pop only played him 24 MPG last year back to 29 this year. Cole is a big part of the big past few for Chalmers too, he should be back very soon, so that’s why I’m not bigger on him long term

          • BMG says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Okay many thanks JB. So in other words… “Don’t buy! Don’t buy!”

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @BMG: Haha yup, up from “Sell! Sell!”

  16. Wutang says:
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    Make sure to bring your sleeping bag for your blender campout… Go big or go home!

    And maybe this could be slims big break!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wutang: Hahahaha I know right?! Slim better be ready!

  17. Steve says:
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    Can we safely take Dragic off your BUY LOW list? He seems like a 10 team droppable player.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve: I wouldn’t say “safely” and def not dropping him, but yeah, not looking good. Might be able to get for nothing, so still sorta a buy low

  18. Nick says:
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    I’m trying to snatch Batum right now for buy-low in my dynasty. I’m offering Jordan Hill, j-smoove and Beverly. Still unsure if he’ll go for it. My only question is am I offering too much? Jordan hill was the add in I figured I’d have to include if i have a chance but there aren’t too many double double guys out there.

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick: p.s. 12 team, H2H, 8cat

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Nick: 12 team… Yeah I don’t mind it at all. If any deeper it might be too much, but I think you can rebuild enough off the wire to miss your depth

  19. NimsheyPOBlo says:
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    Have you watched Kamen’s reality show. I hope it wins an Emmy.

    Who’s side you take in points league: Batum-Knight for Harris-MCW ?

    MCW’s averaging me under 5fpts/game so far. I need that number at 6.5. Just shaking rust off or could this be a bit of a sophomore slump?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @NimsheyPOBlo: Hahaha nah I hadn’t, only heard about it when Slim mentioned it on one of our first pods… I need to check it out! I think for MCW it’s mostly the rust, barely played all offseason, I would take Batum Knight side though

  20. KD Owner says:
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    great article as usual.

    razzball peeps I am dying, dead last in my league. oladipo, MCW aren’t panning out the way i had hoped.

    MCW single handedly lost me my fg, ft, and TO cats last week in his last two games. I’m thinking of benching him this whole week to save those cats, what do you think?

    my league allows 3 waiver pickups (it’s usually 4, right?) so i have to use them wisely.. on the wire are papanikolou, augustin, mahinmi, kyle’oquin, and corey brewer just got dropped.. definitely making a claim for brewer, but who are the most week-long-worthy pick ups?

    on my bench are lamb (def dropping), mason plumlee (dropping), kaman, middleton, sloan –> yeah i know, terrible

    14 team h2h daily 9 cat

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @KD Owner: Thanks for reading man! Ugh, yeah those guys have not delivered yet, but still a little rusty. I might roll him out the first game and go from there, should be some good O for the Sixers against POR. Well RCL is 4 pickups, its variable. I like Mahinmi as your add for Plumlee since he plays tonight and Wednesday, andI mentioned in the open vs. a semi-hurt Chandler and a SPurs interior D that can’t defend. Middleton I might for Dr. Pap too, but it’s tough using all 3 moves this early, prob waiting on the 3rd

      • KD Owner says:
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        @JB Gilpin: just checked, this week middleton has 4 games to lamb’s 2, still drop middleton? i’ll drop plumlee for mahinmi now for sure. D-Mo is also available. please advise! thanks a lot man!

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @KD Owner: Oh nah I meant lose Lamb for Brewer, I sorta jumped the gun thinking that was your set in stone move. Then ya Plum for Mahinmi. And then I’d hold that last move to see if any big things happen this week and/or stream something you know you’ll need for the weekend. Any time!

          • KD Owner says:
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            @JB Gilpin: gotcha, ‘preciate it

          • KD Owner says:
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            @JB Gilpin: hmm brewer available wednesday 26th but I am 12th and doubt i’ll get him..

            i already got mahinmi

            i’m thinking

            a) use another move early for D-mo/Papanikolou/anyone else 🙁 for more games, and see if i get brewer on wed

            or

            b) see if i get brewer on wednesday, and potentially have 2 moves for wed-sunday if i don’t get him

            checked my opponents team, he’s got a lot of players playing 2 games this week including Ibaka and Brook Lopez. with my Millsap and Horford playing 4 i’m pretty confident with big man stats esp with mahinmi pick up. i may need PG stats..

            still trying to figure out if it’s best to use moves early for more games or wait

            this is the first year i’m paying attention to streamers this closely so any advice and tips are helping a lot so thanks!

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @KD Owner: Well I don’t think it has cost me much in RCLs, but I tend to use the moves earlier than later. If Brewer isn’t even avail for the waiver claim until Wednesday AND you might not get him, yeah I’d grab Pap today if you could for 4 games this week. If you get Brewer, awesome, if not, you still have 1 move left for some PG streaming. Hope that helps!

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                @JB Gilpin: awesome, thanks man haha

  21. Drez says:
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    Hey JB, what do you think about my Kyrie/Henson for Lillard/Gobert? (16 team h2h 9-cat dynasty)

    I’m trying to get a few more games in for the playoffs, so I want to move Kyrie. Need a second opinion since it’s a dynasty though. Thanks mayne.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Drez: Yup, with your logic the whole way and liked Lillard more entering the year, both are young and Lillard should maintain his big role in POR while Kyrie will be on and off when LeBron wants to handle the ball all the time. Any time!

  22. Drez says:
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    Ooh, got another one: I don’t usually see the point when people ask about trades that have already happened, but I’m about to be that guy, lol.

    Anyway, moved Vuc, Beal, and Rondo for Wall/Oladipo/T.Jones and what should be a mid-first rounder next season (12 team h2h dynasty with 20 man rosters). Good move? I think the pick tipped it in my favor since I’ll probable package it with a lesser player to improve another position.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Drez: Haha all good man! It’s very close, def needed that draft pick. I like getting Wall as best in deal, just sucks to lose a front liner that good in Vuc. All depends on Jones’ health, if he comes back strong it’ll be a win

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        @JB Gilpin:

        Yeah, moving Vuc was originally because of his playoff schedule, but then he threw in Oladipo, so that kinda cancelled that out, lol. Tbh, I have a feeling Vuc is going to miss quite a few games again anyway (hence the reason I have O’Quinn stashed too, haha).

        Hopefully Dipo doesn’t break his face again though…

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Drez: Hah yes true to it all, main thing I think might not happen is Vuc getting hurt, he’s still a spry fellow, he might be able to make it! Sorta me hoping…

  23. Nikko says:
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    Hey JB. swaggy and Victor aren’t doing so well in my points league. There is: Danny green, Lou Williams, frye, speights and Kaman available. Should I pick any of them up?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Nikko: Def holding Dipo, Swaggy I”m fine losing for someone, probs Lou Williams while hot then kinda feeling it out. Or you could Kaman tonight and stream, you can make a lot of moves right?

      • Nikko says:
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        @JB Gilpin: we can make 7 per matchup

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Nikko: Ah yea, then gimme Kaman tonight in what should be a blowout of Philly, then to Lou

  24. Ryan says:
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    Hey JB,

    Do you think Collison can maintain his current slash lines for the rest of the season? I’m thinking of trading either Dragic or Holiday for another peson’s Collison and Terrence Jones.

    I believe I can pull this trade off cuz Jones’ owner has already expressed concerns over his injury and I could probably convince him that Dragic/Holiday will be the better player by the end of the season. What are your thoughts on this trade?

    If it matters, this is the first season in a 12 team h2h keeper league. I’m in third place at the moment despite dealing with multiple injuries (Just waiting on Westbrook now). I also have two of the easier matchups of my season coming up so I think I can deal with the injuries a little longer.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan: Yeah man, totally with that, would def rather move Dragic for that haul if possible. Love me some Collison, and who knows what situation Dragic will be in next year through possible change in free agency

      • Ryan says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Cool thanks JB, I’ll see if he goes for the Dragic trade. It’d be awesome to get Collison on my roster. My coworker used to play HS ball with him so at least I’ll have someone to complain to if he starts cooling down. (Doubt it tho!)

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Ryan: Oh damn! Wish I could say I played with an NBA star… Played high school with Jamie Skeen who led VCU to that final 4 like 4 years ago, about all I got haha

  25. Clay says:
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    Hey JB,

    Hope you had an awesome weekend! With much thanks to you, I’ve become the current leader in my 16-team league. Guys like Marc Gasol, Collison, Holiday, Tobias, and Hayward have been fantastic, and your recommendations– Blake, Kaman, and now Speights– have been great, to say the least.

    That said, what should I do with Asik? He and Tobias are the only injured guys on my team, but is Asik worth holding onto? (His aggravating his injury during warm-ups gives me the impression that he could be out for a while…)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clay: Thanks man, I did! Hope you had a good weekend as well. Awesome glad we’ve been a big help! Yeah Asik practiced some today, I would keep holding a tad longer in a 16er. Ajinca is god awful – they really need him back so he should be right back out there when he’s good to go

  26. CA says:
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    I was just offered a trade in my 14 team weekly league: My Cousins for his Bosh and Parker. I have Gortat and Horford as Bigs, Irving, Ellis, and Collison as guards. Is it worth it?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @CA: Which Parker, Tony or Jabari? Either way… Eesh I dunno if I could lose Boogie for that. If you told me Tony would play 95% of the Spurs games the rest of the way I might, but prob couldn’t

      • CA says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Sorry it’s Candice. Lol it is Tony

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @CA: Hahaha, if Candice it’s a no brainer steal!

  27. Frank White says:
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    Hey JB… I ended up doing that trade giving west for dieng. my record now is 10-25-1 and even if and that if he comes back this week then he’s still going to be eased in. With Westbrook out and losing Kevin Martin I felt I can’t wait any longer. Would you have done the same?? I read notes on Pekovic and it looks like he’s gonna have s lingering injuryall season and hopefully it keeps Dieng from riding the bench do much. IDK

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: It’s close, I don’t mind it, love Dieng and he continues to play well. Did you drop KMart yet? In your situation I would def get someone helping now

      • Frank White says:
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        yeah I dropped him And’s picked up brewer but his percentages suck bad.. AT least they’re saying Westbrook should be back Friday

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Frank White: OH yea, and awesome for Westbrook bein back!

  28. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Why does Yahoo have such a ridiculous 20 character limit on team names. I was soo gonna change my REL team to How to Train Your Dragic but, alas I cannot.

    I really liked Alex Len……..until I heard he was modeling his game after Roy Hibbert. Does that mean he’ll hook your fantasy team then crap all over them for the last half of the year?

    Lastly, how long till Brian Shaw is canned? What the hell is he doing there? At least with Kidd I sort of understand some of his rotations (John Henson aside) but Shaw, its like he’s trying to make people think he’s an idiot or something. Does he have some bet where he gets a billion dollars if he can get himself fired before Christmas or something?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: Hahahaha I know right?! I have had some great team name ideas just to be thwarted by that. Dear Alex Len – please use the advice of this comment ahead of mine, pick any other player. Better to be Nazr Mohammad! Shaw is def trying to whip it out and show it’s the longest on the block, I give it until Jan

  29. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Dynasty:
    I give Lillard and Noel, I Get Hibbert, Kawhi and Rondo…

    Also have you compared Lillards and B,Knights stats…very similar

  30. Joe says:
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    I’m looping back around! (Is that cheating?) Would you trade MCW straight up for Pau? Or maybe MCW and Monroe for Rubio and Pau (but then, Rubio is out til Christmas and he’s not better in the FG% cat except he shoots less often).

    My Team: ‘Melo, Durant, Conley, M.Gasol, Matthews, Jrue, Noel, MCW, Monroe, IT2, JHill(w)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Joe: Haha no reacharounds! Hmmm, I think I like the Rubio one more. I’m iffy on the original, but then adding Rubio over Monroe I like, plus a think a couple extra dimes will help ya out down the stretch

  31. Hamtime says:
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    Thoughts on speights? seems like kerr loves him so dropped stuckey for him. He’s got a short leash tho, so I may be able to pick stuckey back up if mareese flames out. Other options include: Len, bogdanovic, cole

    Who Do you like most out of the bunch ROS? Pls rank. 16 man.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Hamtime: Great mid range shot, but afraid what David Lee will do to any value. Short term like him a lot as an add tho. ROS – Stuckey, Cole, Len, Boggy, Speights, still think Stuckey will be solid once he’s 100% healthy, which given might be never at this point haha

  32. Mari says:
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    What do you think of this trade: I was offered Blake Griffin and John Wall for my Anthony Davis and PBev?

    It’s tough. Big fan of John Wall, but Davis has been beastly, and my team is undefeated. I still think Blake is a bit limited, too.

    • Nikko Respeto says:
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      @Mari: I’d keep AD. Especially if you’re undefeated right now.

      • Mari says:
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        @Nikko Respeto: Yeah, win or lose, A.Davis is going to get big numbers across the board, regardless.

        We’ll see if my team remains undefeated; up against the 1st seed this week. Having T.jones out hurts.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Mari: Yeah I’m with Nikko, I couldn’t give AD up for that even though it is indeed close

  33. Nikko Respeto says:
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    This guy is offering Griffin and Lowry for Melo and my worst PG which now would be either Lin, Lou or Dipo. Griffin has been playing below his true potential and Melo has been playing 1st round worthy. Lowry is a great player in fantasy but I already have CP3. Should I hold here or give up my favorite player in Melo?

    • Nikko Respeto says:
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      I mean Griffin and Chalmers not Lowry lol

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Nikko Respeto: Haha, Well I let biases help dictate some moves so it keeps me more involved in my teams, I’d hold Melo I think. It’s Griff+chalmers for Melo+one of those PG? I think it’s a pretty easy hold

  34. miles proudfoot. says:
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    Hey, in talks for trades, Martin kind of killed it but, I need to counter. How do you like the following if I can swing it…

    My Dirk, Bledsoe, Danny green for his Aldridge and DJordan. I feel like he’s on the fence. How about if I received AlJeff instead of Aldridge?

    Thanks,

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot.: I like both! As long as you need a big, losing Bledsoe sorta sucks but his inconsistency is killer. Yeah I indded like both pretty much in all circumstances

  35. miles proudfoot. says:
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    Also, sorry to hit you up with a double, but kind of has to do with afformentioned trades. Where do you see George Hill ROS. He’s on the wires, would like to pick him up, but don’t really feel I have people to drop, so looking for 2 to 1s trade. I could drop Danny Green for him. Other leagues would be, Wiggins, Nerlens, Diengdieng, Greek Freak…young gun Razzball favorites!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @miles proudfoot.: I’m lukewarm on Hill, think he could be a… top 80ish to 90ish guy once back now? Figure some value is lost getting eased in, then might get sat late in the year for young guys. Nah, I don’t think I could drop any of those guys for him, Green is closest but has played so well

  36. RicoSuave says:
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    Hey JB,
    12 team H2H points league. Should I start Afflalo Vs Chi, @ Pho and @ Det
    or T. Ross vs Pho, @ Atl, vs Dal and @ Lal?
    thanks again

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RicoSuave: Whewwww, man even though it’s 4 games I think I’m goin Afflalo, Lou W is too hot right now. Any time!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RicoSuave: Whewwww, man even though it’s 4 games I think I’m goin Afflalo, Lou W is too hot right now. Any time!

  37. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    YO!

    am I dropping Muppet Man for Mahinmi?!?

    • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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      @SheriffMcRawDawg: for the record, Gobert, Augustin, Scola, Zaza , Derrick Williams and Robertson are available – ship Henson off for any of these? I just want him gone now! it hurts!

      • JB Gilpin

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        @SheriffMcRawDawg: Yup I would! I’d grab Mahinmi for the short term then maybe Roberson afterwards, or just readdress from there when Hibby is back

  38. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    I might be biased, but Im pretty sure that’s not hair gel on love’s ear…

  39. Abulldogs says:
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    Wassup

    I need to drop Foye for better value player.

    Who to pick up?

    Payton, d harris, gary neal, copeland, james johnson, norris cole, o’quinn, jeremy lamb, middleton, D Arthur, Tucker, Leuer

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Abulldogs: Yup agree, let’s see… Eesh it’s a tough pick there, can you stream this spot to have a guy playing every day? ROS I will lean… I guess Tucker but don’t love it, all in the same milieu

  40. Hamtime says:
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    Ed Davis or James Johnson? We get 3 add/drops a week. Better to hold Ed or take advantage of add drop rule and stream? Available FAs include o’quinn gobert mahinmi mcbob etc. 14 Man league

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hamtime: I’d hold onto Ed for now, I still think some nice things can happen

  41. CA says:
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    Who has better rest of season value in a 14 team dynasty league Austin Rivers, James Johnson, or Aaron Brooks?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @CA: I’ll go Rivers since I think he’ll get the most minutes and is the youngest- maybe he’ll turn a corner and luck into a starting role at some point

  42. mamba says:
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    10 team H2H league with points. Somebody just dropped David West in my league. The problem is I would have to drop Dieng, Mo Williams, Courtney Lee or Olynyk. I think David West can be a fantasy asset for my team. Last year alone he averaged 28 fantasy points per game and that’s more than what Courtney Lee & Olynyk are doing and West is sure to have an increased role this season with all the players the Pacers are missing from last year.

    Who are you dropping? As much as I like Dieng I’m leaning towards him because his minutes will go down as soon as Pek comes down. Olynyk is on a cold streak right now but it seems as though his role is very safe and intact with the Celtics and they want to play Olynyk and Sullinger the most out of their bigs.

    Thanks in advance

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mamba: Yeah Dieng doesn’t quite have the allure in points as in cats either… Between him and Lee, I might indeed go Dieng there

  43. mamba says:
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    Also, trade Reggie Jackson for Brandon Knight with Jackson coming off a near triple double double. Westbrook is coming back soon but I’ve also heard that they’re going to keep Jackson around 30 mins. a game even when Westbrook comes back.

    Was thinking maybe Jimmy Butler? Want to offer something that could realistically be accepted by another owner that would be a steal for me the rest of the way. I don’t mind keeping Jackson but I Want to see what I can get while his value is at its peak… because right now Reggie Jackson is #14 on ESPN player rater based on my league’s point system and I know its not staying that way for that much longer. Not necessarily looking for point guard either, it can be any position.

    Asked this in a different article but couldn’t locate it because it was several articles down. thanks again!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @mamba: I’d def take Knight. Even if Rjax plays 30 minutes, his dimes/shots/points/even boards will go way down. Butler I’d also take. I’d take Tobias Harris for him, off a minor injury, I bet you could swing that

  44. hamtime says:
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    was offered batum for noel+calderon. i accepted, but of course nerlens is blowing up today. was this the right move?

    • mamba says:
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      @hamtime: You got the better end of the deal. Noel is a work in progress and could be a couple of years away.

      With Calderon, you’re getting a fantasy asset that was quietly a top-75 player last year, and now he’s the only true PG on the Knicks team so he’ll be getting plenty of run.

      If you’re playing in a standard category league, I could see him being close to a top 50 player at the end of the season.

      11 pts/6 assists/around 2 triples a game/high percentages/low TO’s. I would take that trade in a heartbeat.

      • hamtime says:
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        @mamba: oh, im actually getting batum. im giving up jose+nerlens…

        • mamba says:
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          @hamtime: read it wrong. i would take that trade though

    • JB Gilpin

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      @hamtime: Yeah Noel had a good one, but 6-15 I think it is his last 3 games in FT (didn’t take any last night). Nice to see no TO, but yeah I’m happy getting Batum

  45. boom shakalaka says:
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    I put out some feelers on my Robin Lopez as im dead last in Ft%. I just recieved a Faried offer and a Gortat… Which one do you think is the better offer?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @boom shakalaka: Wow both got offered straight up?! Gortat would be my pick, you intend on punting FT% right?

      • Boom Shakalaka says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Gortat jus pulled the offer. Would you still do it for Faried punting FT?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Boom Shakalaka: Booooo what a flip flopper! Man, that PT for Faried is so scary…. If you feel like gamblin I would, but if you feel solid right now I wouldn’t

          • Boom Shakalaka says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            Well I hit except by mistake of cancel and now I’m stuck banking on the Manimal working out…. Fingers crossed

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Boom Shakalaka: Nothing is ever won by playing it safe!

  46. Jake Vz says:
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    Was offered two trades today…
    Harden for my Durant.
    Lillard for Westbrook.

    What do you think?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake Vz: Nahhhh not giving up either OKC guys for that, obviously those offers coming from owners thinking they’re smarter than everyone else seeing they’re both practicing

  47. CTMN says:
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    I just wanna thank you guys for telling me to pick AD. Also you helped me with some great looking picks, at least early on, in Millsap, Hayward, Jrue, and Knight.( I like to think I decided to pick Lowry by myself).

  48. hamtime says:
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    hi JB:
    1. do you prefer cole or rivers ROS? Really hoping rivers can surprise and pull off a mini danny green.

    2. Len or Speights ROS

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hamtime: 1. Still Cole, but very close. Worried Rivers might go more KCP than Green. Will change if Rivers gets a lot of usage next few games. 2. Len, worried Lee takes all his value when back, like Speights more short term

  49. Osnam says:
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    K. J. MCDANIELS of Shumpert?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Osnam: Haha it’s like a royal’s name… I’d prob take Shumpert while Melo is banged up

      • Osnam says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks

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