Welcome to the semis!  Hopefully your week 1 matchup of the playoffs didn’t go as badly as most of mine…  And with a mix of my awful bracket in the Razzball Bracket Challenge, who’s ready for baseball season?!  Haha, I keed, I’m still alive in a few leagues and still have my-Heels-as-champ pick alive and well.

And just like the Hoosiers – one of virtually all the teams in the Sweet Sixteen I got wrong – Victor Oladipo went ham over the weekend, including living up the RainbOladipo nickname for 45/5/3/3/2 against the Cavs Friday night.  Shot an unreal 16-22 FG including banging 6 treys.  With a game like that, I would’ve expected the Magic to BEAT the Cavs!  But then again, they’re coached by Scott Skiles…  SKIIIIIIIILES!  Oladipo kept it up last night for 21/6/3/0/2, giving him 7 straight games with blocks and multi-blocks in the last 4.  Better shot blocker than Serge right now!  In per-game, Oladipo is still only ranked 45th (42nd in total) according to BBMonster, so he’s still finishing right at my pre-season rank.  If only this team was coached by someone else, I would be going Eric Bledsoe-nuts for this guy in my 16-17 ranks.  Scott Skiles – ruining basketball one player at a time…  Here’s what else went down over the weekend in fantasy hoops action, plus The 7 Ahead for week 20 and the semi-finals of standard league H2H playoffs:

Anthony Davis Uggghhhhh!  With extra phlegm.  Probably should’ve been the lead, but I wanted to start with something happy, not a season-ending shutdown for a stud!  I imagine Brow’s shutdown to nurse his knee and probably 7 other injuries is going to decimate several playoff teams who will be scrambling for big man help.  Unless the Pels do something dramatic in free agency (and fire their entire medical staff), it’s going to be tough ranking Brow top-5 next year…

Carmelo Anthony Ended up sitting with a migraine last night.  I have a migraine sifting through all these “injuries” from the weekend.  I’m not gonna mention a lot of them, and I’m going to push for having the hoops playoffs week 15-17 from here on out…

Brandon Jennings – Keeps starting for the Magic, and gave you 7 AST in each of Orlando’s weekend games.  Elfrid Payton finally got off the Shelfrid last night from his tennis elbow, but was still awful.

Tristan Thompson After a huge Friday (11/15/1/4/2), got 4 fouls in 18 minutes against the Heat for only 2/2/1/0/0.  TT is as annoying as a tittie twister.

Serge Ibaka Got a DNP on Friday to “rest”, which is absurd since he’s been resting even while on the court!  And after recharging his batteries, went nuts for…  8/4/0/0/1.  Eesh!  Ibaka, but wouldn’t wanna be-ya!

Nik Stauskas Better late than never?  23/4/3/3/0 hitting 5 treys against the Thunder, then 12/6/3 with 2 treys last night.  After some pre-season buzz as a sleeper, at least the Sauce Castillo still has some flavor late in the season!

Jerami Grant So underrated.  All he does is multi-blocks every game, including 11/8/2/0/2 last night.  Would I rather Jerami to Iblocka?  It’s a conversation, that’s for sure!

Carl Landry – Got hot off the bench for 26/8 in 25 minutes last night, after fading into obscurity the previous 2 when Jerami got back.  Tough to take too much out of it with everyone healthy, but there could be something there if they let the vet start again down the road.

C.J. McCollum After that dud to kickoff the week, was unbelievable the last 3 games including 52 Pts and 14 Ast in 2 weekend games.  C-J-B!?  You were wrong!

Allen Crabbe Got hot off the bench for 24 Pts on 6 treys.  He’s been pretty quiet lately until last night, but you could always get a hot ThrAGNOF!  CrabbyNOF!

Toney Douglas What was kinda a desperation stream by me in a few leagues turned out to be a money move!  12/1/6/2/0 Friday, then a cha-ching 15/7/9 line last night.  Extra E Toney making every vowel count in crunch time!

Tim Frazier Now 3 in a row 12er-usable lines since joining the Pels, going 17/7/2/4/0 last night in only 20 minutes.  I really thought by today I would be able to use the “DOWN GOES FRAZIER!” joke with him falling out of fantasy relevance, but he’s staying on his feet!

Patrick Beverley Whoa, P-Bev with the dimebag!  18/5/10/1/1 in one of the most prototypical PG lines he’s ever had Friday night.  But then it disappeared as soon as we thought we had something, going only 4/3/5/0/0 Saturday…

Donatas Motiejunas Picking up starts at the 4, going 17/9/1/1/2 then 13/6/1/1/0 over the weekend.  I’m still not going crazy hard after D-Mo in 12ers, but any deeper and you might as well nab him unless you’re loaded.

Michael Beasley I’d still probably take D-Mo over Beasley, even after dropping a 30-burger last time out.   But it was as empty a 30 as you could get, going 30/9/0/0/0 with no treys and 5 TO.  It’s ThrAGNOF but without the 3s!  ReboundNOF?

Harrison Barnes Finally showed something going 20/5/2/1/1 on Friday night at the Mavs, but then disappeared back into his disappointing abyss on Saturday.  Given all the Warriors got swept into the black hole there in the Alamo…  No one will ever win there again!

Dirk Nowitzki Turning back the clock!  The Germinator unloaded his seed all over the Blazers for 40/8/4/2/0 on 16-26 FG (3-5 3PTM 5-5 FT).  ‘To the windowwwwww, to the wall!”

David Lee – Went 16/16 Friday night, which was surprisingly a career-best in boards…  Learn how to block out, Golden State!  Only 2/8 last night in that OT-thriller against the Blazers.  Lost run to…

Salah Mejri …the Salah Bar!  Cesaer Salah for 13/14/1/1/6 and a +30 in an OT victory.  33 minutes literally out of nowhere.  And yes, literalists, I used literally correctly there, dude has barely been seeing the court!

Deron Williams – Came in questionable to yesterday’s game with a bad calf, but that calf must be a good calf now!  31/3/16(!!!!!)/3/0 hitting 11-18 FG with 4 treys.  Of all the late-season injuries and shutdowns, D-Will is still alive out there and playing ball like this?!

Lou Williams The Lou was so, so sweet putting up 30 Pts on the Suns Friday night, but unfortunately he’s so, so old.  The Lakers are reportedly playing their younguns here on out, despite Byron Scott’s best efforts…  I think he was hoping to keep playing the vets so he could sneak in one last NBA game as a player…

Alex Len The brutal shooting woes continued into the weekend, as Len hit rock bottom in what should’ve been a cupcake matchup against the Lakers.  Shot 1-9 FG for 2/7/1/0/0 and 3 TO.  Meanwhile…

Tyson Chandler …grandpa Tyson went 12/17/1/2/2 in that game, and if he says he wants to play, he’s gonna play.  As debated in the comments, he’s on an expensive deal and he hasn’t played too many minutes this season due to injuries/benchings, so they might as well have him gel with Brandon Knight in these meaningless final games…

D.J. Augustin Led the Nugs in scoring in a W @CHA, so I think it’s pretty safe to assume he’s gonna continue to be a key factor for them on O here on out…  24/1/3 shooting 8-11 with 3 treys is pretty useful for a forgotten asset while on the Thunder!

Aron Baynes Put up 17 of his career-high 21 Pts in the 4th quarter against the Nets, leading the Pistons to a win they shouldn’t have struggled to get anyway.  Maybe he wore a mask in the 2nd half!

Aron Baynes

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Whoa, show me show me where da dimebags at!  8 dimes from my addiction against the Nets on a 11/4/8 line.  We’re used to more scoring, but love seeing him flash some facilitating as well!

Bojan Bogdanovic Bobo the bear followed up the most prestigious event of his career – the lead on Razzball.com – with a usable-enough 19/5/2 with 3 treys on Saturday night.  If not for BAYYYNNNNEEEEEs! heroics, woulda led BKN to a win as well…  Might be the pickup-of-the-playoffs.

Paul George Second 45+ Pts scoring game in a loss, the only NBA player to do that thus far this season.  45/7/4/2/0, and while it’s easy to slam him for that dubious honor, it was a tough loss to OKC…

Kristaps Porzingis The Goose is getting the poison back!  I think there needs to be a Latvian knock-off of “Bringin’ Sexy Back” called “Bringin’ Poison Back”!  But then again, that would get Bret Michaels fans excited…  Anyway, 20/7/2/0/3 at the Wiz, then 13/7/2/0/2 last night.  The Goose stampeding through the rookie wall!

Josh Richardson The resurrection of J-Rich!  Hopefully he keeps this up, wins some dunk contents, then disappears into oblivion when he hits his mid-30s on the Sixers…  19/2/2/1/1 last time out, and while at any other point in the season he would be a clear must-own, the Heat only have 3 games this week in the semis…

Richard Jefferson – Obviously an easy stream target, going 20/4/1/1/0 at the Heat on Saturday night.  No sarcasm in this blurb!

Taj Gibson Despite playing with a hamstring tighter than StanVan’s rotations (thought I was going wayyyyy worse than that with that joke, didn’t ya?!), put up a rainbow 15/10/3/2/2 Saturday against the Jazz.  Played them like a yazz flute!

Rudy Gobert After bombing out in that Bulls loss against that tenacious Taj-D, thankfully gave his frustrated owners a 12/14/2/2/2 rainbow line yesterday.  Hey, it could be worse Gobert owners, you could be a Brow owner!

Zach Randolph Tallied his first career tripdub Saturday night, as he’s the best PG, SG, SF, PF and C for the Grizz right now.  28/11/10, and while they still might manage his knee, I would be sure he wasn’t dropped by a streaming playoff owner this past week…

JaMychal Green Shifted to a bench role, but it don’t matter!  He’s super green!  11/7/4/4/1 hitting 4-10 FG and 3-3 FT.  Definitely holding onto him where I can.

Bismack Biyombo 12/11 with 6 blocks last night, with Jonas Valanciunas still with a hand ouchie.  Anyone that streamed Bis for the 5-game week gave their oppos the Bizness!

Robin Lopez If there’s one team that can make the worst player in the NBA look like a premiere big man, it’s the Kings!  23/20/0/1/2 for a Goromotaro.  The Kings should be ashamed of themselves..

The 7 Ahead

  • 5-game week: n/a
  • 4-game weeks: ATL, CHA, CHI, CLE, DEN, DET, GSW, HOU, IND, LAL, MIL, MIN, ORL, PHI, PHO, SAC, SA, WAS
  • 2-game week: n/a
  • Weekly League Streamers (by Y! ownership percent/games this week):  Bobby Portis (15%/5), P.J. Tucker (36%/5), Shabazz Muhammad (7%/4), Jerami Grant (25%/4)
  • Stream days: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Overall Thoughts: Unlike week 1 of the playoffs, week 2 has a much more even spread with every team playing 3 or 4 games.  BORING!  I wish we had some more 5 or 2ers…  I guess we’ll just have to wait on a few of those for the finals week...

For my weekly league streamers in the semis, Pau Gasol just came out and said he might not be 100% for the rest of the season, so I expect a lot of Bobby Portis this week.  He gets a Kings matchup as well!  Same for Tucker, who is playing better of late.  Usually 36% owned would seem a little too high to pick for a streamer, but a lot of that is dead league data.  I’m a little iffy on Bazz – the run lately hasn’t been encouraging – but he’s yet another guy with a Kings matchup and they could loosen his leash as we wind down the season.  Finally, I feel pretty dirty with the Jerami call.  He’s more a must-own right now, but since he’s available in 3/4 of leagues out there, I felt he was still in my range to call out a weekly play.

Monday: Heavy, heavy Monday kicks off the semis in week 21, with 9 games and 18 teams in action.  BOS, MIL, ORL, PHI, and SAC come in on the second night of b2bs, so be sure to check in with your banged up guys on those squads.  CHA & MEM head into Mon/Tues b2bs for another pair of teams to be sure your guys are active.  It might make sense to drop your Grizzlies after Tuesday’s game, as they start the week on a b2b then only have 1 more game the rest of the week – @SA.  My eye always goes to the SAC matchup, so Portis me!  Bobby Portis will be a strong stream there.

Tuesday: Only 4 games on Tuesday, but with several streaming opportunities later in the week, I’m not digging into my limited moves per week yet if you play in that format.  HOU, LAL, and MIA head into b2bs, so check in with your vets there, particularly any Laker as Byron Scott has finally conceded he’s gonna stop benching his young guys.  If you had unlimited moves, I’d look to those Grizz going @LAL – maybe Ray McCallum off a big-minutes game – or Toney Douglas is Norris Cole is still out.

Wednesday: The semis is a more prototypical NBA week, with 12 games on humpday.  CHI, CLE, LAC, NY, POR and UTA are your back-to-back teams, and with Wednesday so full, you’ll definitely want to be sure everyone in your starting roster is active.  If you needed to stream anyone, you gotta like your Wolves hosting the Kings.  He doesn’t offer much in terms of multi-cat, but I could see a big Shabazz Muhammad game there, who I decided to make a weekly play.  [email protected] and [email protected] should also be some scrubby, low-defense games to consider for some streaming if you don’t happen to have a full roster.

Thursday: 5 games on Thursday on NBA night, with no teams on a b2b.  You’ll have to wait for Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun stacks.  CHI plays NY then @NY on Wed/Thur, so this feels like yet another Portis game.  He’s gotta be a weekly play for me now, with this second mention!  Going @IND, I could see another decent Toney Douglas game if Cole still has his wonky back.

Friday: The only real abnormality of the week is Friday is a smidge light, with 18 teams in action for 9 games.  I guess that’s not really that different…  There’s only 2 Sat/Sun stacks, so most playoff owners will want to use at least some of the 9 Fri/Sat stacks amongst ATL, CHA, DET, MIL, MIN, ORL, PHO, SA and TOR.  The Suns are probably the most intriguing for streaming with @SAC then BOS matchups.  P.J. Tucker I already had as a weekly play, but reiterating him for a Fri/Sat stack play.  I also like the key backup Raptors going @HOU/@NO as they might rest some starters there.

Saturday: Right off the normally busy Friday we get an even bigger slate on Saturday night, with 20 teams in action.  If holding out a final move for a Sat/Sun stack, we have IND and PHI on b2bs to close out the weekend.  There’s not anyone too streamable on the Pacers right now, if you have G issues maybe you go Rodney Stuckey, but that’s it.  However, your Sixers are rife with options.  Jerami Grant and his multi-block upside is only 25% owned, Sauce Castillo is playing better lately as mentioned above, Hollis Thompson is pretty low end but usable, Isaiah Canaan for multi-3s and even T.J. McConnell for a few dimes/steals.  I’ll be digging deep into the Sixers well with @POR/@GS matchups.

Sunday: We wrap the semis with 5 games, and DAL, DEN, LAC, LAL & SAC all heading into b2bs stretching into Monday.  So if you’re streaming/relying on any vets from those teams, be sure to double-check their availability.  As always, look for the SAC matchup!  They host the Mavs, and if Dallas rests anyone and you know it in time, it could be a great streaming situation.  HOU going @IND should be fun, and [email protected] with the promise of the younguns playing the whole way should give the Wiz some nice stats.

 

I hope everyone had a great weekend and remains alive in their playoff matchups!  Good luck in the semis, Razzball Nation!

  1. Lasandro says:
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    “You as be too kind to play some yazz floot, Mr. Burgundy?”

    Why the Ying Yang Twins ref for Dirk? Not that I’m complaining #skeetskeetskeet

    I C-J’ed what you did there, by the way 😉

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: Got caught up in all that skeetin’, I forgot to actually ask what I wanted to ask ya!

      I’m planning for my streams on 22 Mar and 23 Mar. Who do you like in a vacuum between these guys, on their respective days?

      22 Mar: Beasley vs UTA, BoBo vs CHA, J-Rich vs NOR
      23 Mar: Bradley vs TOR, Mirotic vs NY, Sweet Lou vs PHO

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: @Lasandro: Hahaha. Well because he’s “The Germinator”, so he was distributing his seed, aka nutting all over em! Wow, that mighta made it too far… 🙂

        Haha, glad the CJ one worked 🙂

        Mmmmm, Bobo vs. the new J-Rich. Gimme J-Rich there actually! Great matchup against banged up Pels.
        23 – I like Bradley, Miro I’m still a little blah on and the Lakers have vowed to play young finally haha

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          @JB Gilpin: interesting – you see J-Rich getting more usage in his game than BoBo in likely a fast paced game against CHA? With BLo likely back from his illness, it may open up more opportunity on the wing, no? Guess I just haven’t watched too much Miami to trust a bench guy. Convince me!

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Lasandro: Maybe not more usage, but a lottttt more upside in STL and BLK while comparable upside in pts/reb. Flip side is Brolo back will suck more shots/usage from Bobo.

            Spoelstra is running Verrrrrry tight rotations right now, so J-Rich is still getting the run, plus this could easily be a blowout and I think he’ll get run if it gets out of hand

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              @JB Gilpin: SOLD! To the giant in the Panthers jersey with the high pitched squeal!

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                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Lasandro: Hah YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (super high pitched, just for you!)

            • Lasandro says:
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              @JB Gilpin: Well, that was a sht stream haha! J-Rich screwed me – really needed those volume 3s. Haven’t checked, but bet BoBo did better. Ah well – cut and move on 🙂

            • Lasandro says:
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              @JB Gilpin: BUT my other stream was Allen and he injected some steroids into my FG% today haha. So I broke even on my daily streams 😉

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                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Lasandro: Yeahhhhh, rough one there for J-Rich… BoBo with Pts/3s/FT but not huge anywhere else at least… Nice on Allen!

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Lasandro: give me back my FREAK!

        • Lasandro says:
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          @Bye Felica: He a freak. I’m a freak. We freaky fo lyfe.

  2. RicoSuave says:
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    Great Job as usual JB,

    14 team H2H points league… I’m in the Semi-finals and beat the top seed (Thanks to your H2H Playoff schedule) I beat him because I had 3 more game than him… woot, woot! …Thanks again man!

    Should I start A. Gordon, McDermott or Mudiay for next week? (all have 4 games) I noticed A. Gordon is not getting a lot of minutes…

    Thanks again and good luck this week!

    Cheers

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @RicoSuave: Makes me feel all tingly inside to read that.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @RicoSuave: @Slim: Thanks man, and yes thanks to Slim as well! Those games are crticial!

        Hmmmmm, yeah Gordon is scary right now, and while Mudiay is slowing down a tad too, at least the TO have cut way down. I’ll go Emmanuel. Good luck this week!

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Slim: YES, thanks to Slim as well…Awesome job guys!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @RicoSuave: Thanks man!

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    its playoff time! looking for the best streamer

    without any specific need, who would you rather have? i’d also list the opponents to help with your assessment

    3games from Jordan Hill, CJ Miles, Stuckey or Solomon Hill (vs NOR, BKN, HOU)
    2games from Danny Green (vs MEM, OKC)
    2games from Bazemore (vs MIL, DET)
    2games from DMo (vs TOR, IND)
    2games from Carl Landry (vs POR, GSW)
    2games from Speights (vs DAL, PHI)
    2games from StanJo or Bullock (vs CHA, ATL)
    2games from Nurkic (vs LAL, LAC)
    2games from Sims (vs CLE, IND)
    2games from Nicholson (vs MIA, CHI)

    what are your thoughts?
    leaning towards J.Hill with 3games
    or Bazemore with 1 less game?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Tyler: I’m confused. What kind of league is this?

      There isn’t any 2 gm schedules this week. Plus you should always stream stat specific. At this point you should know where your oppo is stronger/weaker then you & take the players that give you the stats you need to make up the difference. I almost always try to dominate guard stats because rebounds are the easiest stat to get. Good luck

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        @Tyler: @Bye Felica: Well in a close matchup, sometimes you don’t knwo what you’ll need this early. Also, Bye, I think he means those would be the games they would actually crack the lineup, since MWFS are all pretty heavy schedule days.

        Mannnn, I’m pretty down on the Pacers. I know he’s been fading, but I think I am indeed going Bazemore with that 1 less game. I wish just ONE of those Pacers could be usable! Haha

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @JB Gilpin: true, i figured he may have been playing standard espn (2week) matchups

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Bye Felica: Pssshhh RCLs are on Yahoo, we don’t mess with this ESPn 2-week matchup ish!

            • Tyler says:
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              @JB Gilpin: apologies for the confusion but i figured im streaming for points. JB’s right im streaming on days that i dont have full lineups. You still like bazemore even though he hasnt been that good past few weeks?
              Cant ignore that pacers sched right? Those matchups are juicy.
              Also, thoughts on DMo?

              • JB Gilpin

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                @Tyler: Ohhhhh OK I got ya. Yeah I’m def not ignoring the Pacers, it’s a really tough call. I’m almost leaning Stuckey actually in Pts…

                Two nice games for Dmo, not going too nuts, but he’s in the fold for your last spot in a 12er, and prob should be owned in deeper

  4. Yo says:
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    So what the hell do I do with pao gasol? Hope he plays Wednesday? Cut him? Is it ok to cry?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Yo: no don’t cut him. He has 4 games this well week and 5 games next week. He might play tonight. Follow @baskmonster on twitter prior to tip off for updates

      Sorry jb, I’m giving away razz trade secrets to the noobs 👍

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Yo: @Bye Felica: Hah yeah you have to hold, although I am crying as well 🙁 And Yo isn’t a noob to be in it this late, you take that back sir!

        I’m holding strong, luckily the only league I have him is an RCL so I have an IL spot… So it’s not as tough a roster crunch for me

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @JB Gilpin: There’s no crying in fantasy basketball,

          ….only whining. Ha

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Bye Felica: I’ve done my fair share of both 🙂

    • Lasandro says:
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      @Yo @jb gilpin @bye felicia: he’s back today on a mins limit so YAY for all us Pau owners! In an effort to play less intense, his assists could increase over the next game or few, with a lack of scoring. Could be some fun lines – I’m calling it!

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        @Yo: @Bye Felica: @Lasandro: Wooooo, let’s hope he can come back strong!

  5. miles proudfoot says:
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    Out in the first round in one league. Too attached to injured players and lost by his stats. If j would’ve replaced earlier prob would still be in it. As KRS said, you must learn…

    So, in a different league, Ryan Anderson and the minimal, time to cut and run on these two? Anderson has a nice tues and thurs, but only three games this week total and not sure when he’ll play .

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @miles proudfoot: you gotta do what u gotta do to win. I had to drop M.Gasol, gallo,conley,jonas,Crowder, cole (that’s only half of my injuries) to eek out a win.

      I was a favorite to win this league 2-3 weeks ago, now I’m a dog. Good luck

      • JB Gilpin

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        @miles proudfoot: @Bye Felica: Yeah it’s tough to sever the tie of who brought you here…. Luckily I only make my attachments in my RCL keeper league 🙂 Helps me stay attachment free in the RCLs haha.

        Can you do daily-today moves? I might wait it out until right before tip tomorrow on Ryno, then cut if he’s out again. As of now, probably holding and hoping for those off-schedule games as you mention.

  6. Bye Felica says:
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    I’m sitting on top in several money brackets. Top 8 in yours. Oh, i think i picked UNC in the razz bracket too btw 😀

    I bet college games quite a bit throughout the season. Actually had a pretty good year. Think im up a few thousand. Good luck in the REL this week vs slim anus or whoever you play 😭😭😭

    • Slim

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      @Bye Felica: Apparently all you had to do was pick ACC teams and you’d be at the top. I’m at 55 points and Y! top-50 cutoff is 57 points. Go UM!

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Slim: yup lol i see you sitting on top.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slim: @Bye Felica: Ugh, so I have no chance! Fucking UNI man, I had them elite 8 and maybe had a shot, then they blow that?!?!?!? AHHHHHHH

          Yeah I don’t have a knowledge base in NCAA like that….

          Hah Slim, just proof that you can kill brackets without taking it 100% seriously hahaha

  7. Bye Felica says:
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    How about the Tx A & M vs Northern Iowa game.

    1 word : Ridiculous

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bye Felica: Yeah see comment above. My last gasp was that cinderella call for them…

  8. Bye Felica says:
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    Side Note: Thrilled I didn’t draft Brow in any league this year. I’m starting to look like a Greg Oden-ish finish to his career.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bye Felica: Hah, let’s not go thaaaaaaaaaaat far. Brow is elite when on the court and played a lot more than Oden haha

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @JB Gilpin: i know, it’s….just……the……hate….. I have towards him for the last 2 years, burning me in the finals

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Bye Felica: Well fortunately it won’t be crazy for him to fall in the ADp 10 range so you’ll have no issue passing on him next year!

  9. Bye Felica says:
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    I’m headed to the gym then I’m off to work. . .

    RAZZUP This week in the semi’s Guys!!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bye Felica: Razzup!

  10. Eddie Rooskie says:
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    As both a Brow and Blake owner, this is the first year where I don’t make the playoffs in either league. Being an extremely tenacious fantasy competitor, this has been a tough past few weeks to say the least.

    Still keeping up with the pods and posts but much less posting and much more lurking lately.

    Where do you see Brow in the top 10 next year, if he’s even there… There’s been so much talent this year and once again he just can’t seem to shake the injury bug. Even though there’s tremendous upside, I now regret trading Wall for him since it cost me my season. Consistency is the name of the game in fantasy and he just hasn’t been cutting it this season.

    Also, when do the rankings for next season come out? Haha I know it’s early but I’m already looking wayyyy ahead.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Eddie Rooskie: Yeeeeeeesh. Yeah sometimes you hear “injuries are the great equalizer” but I think that’s crap! Can make it insurmountable even with elite managing.

      Thanks for listening and reading even through this tough season!

      Mannnn, it’s gonna be tough to tell, maybe 7-8? A lot will ride on his surgeries and how healthy he can be as preseason is about to start. I haven’t felt the pain yet, as I STILL haven’t owned Brow even after ranking him 1 the past 2 years, just haven’t landed that top draft spot.

      Hah, I do my “way too early ranks” ranks right after the reg season ends, then the “official” ranks will start going out in mid-August. I’ve still got a few alive teams so I’ll start working on those next ranks soon here!

  11. miles proudfoot says:
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    Thanks for the advice above. If I have to make cuts going forward, in what order would you rank best to worst of the following players. I think mine is…Stephenson, KCP, Porter, Clarkson.

    KCP and porter feel somewhat close but put KCP ahead.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @miles proudfoot: Yeah I’d go KCP, Clarkson (youth getting grene light upside) Stephenson Porter, but man that could change day-by-day, matchup-to-matchup. KCP addiction is strong! Porter I think is my first cut, but it’s a tough call

  12. Alex says:
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    Hey guys, could use some advice for tonight’s games. All of these guys are somewhat inconsistent but could also go off.

    Lavine vs GS (He struggled last time out, but he’s been in a groove lately. However, it is GS and they have a pretty solid defence. They’re also probably peeved about the loss to SA on sat as well.)

    or

    Smart vs ORL (He’s in a funk lately, but last time against these guys, he exploded for 26 pts with 3 & D stats too)

    Also which of these 2 guys would you go with:

    Aaron Gordon vs BOS (He’s in a funk lately, but he killed BOS the last time out. But skiles being skiles, anything could happen).

    Barton vs CLE (Put up 29 against Cavs last matchup, but that was way back in Dec when he was on that phenomenal run)

    Wiggins vs GS (He’s been great lately, but again this is up against GS and he didn’t do so well last time out).

    THANKS!

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      @Alex:

      Forgot to mention that my league counts FTM and FGM and I’m punting fg% and to

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Alex: Well Smart was a little better yesterday at least… But those punts fit Lavine sooooooooo well. Gimme Lavine.

        Yeah Skiles being Skiles is the key for me between those forwards, I’d sit Gordon.

        Any time!

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Alex: Awesome, glad those worked out man!

  13. v00dr00 says:
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    I wanted to give a BIG THANKS to this group of basketball psychos. Finally got my first championship because of you guys. I feel like I should be giving Razzball a cut of the loot.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @v00dr00: AWESOME! nice work man! Well, you could always buy me a crown and coke on the home page banner there! 🙂

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        @JB Gilpin: Consider it done! This particular league we get a championship belt 😀

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @v00dr00: Bottoms up, I’ll leave ya a drunk comment if you give me some drinkin money! Haha

  14. DORIAN says:
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    No love for Asik as a pickup? 👎 competition in the frontcourt should mean some decent boards n blocks. I dropped Faried on Sunday for him and am looking forward to seeing what he does Tuesday.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @DORIAN: Yeah I shoulda mentioned him, I wrote the Brow thing as that game was starting and forgot to go back and look at that frontcourt again. I streamed him in my 2 12ers this week as well, mostly due to tue/thur games

      • Slim

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        @JB Gilpin: Streaming bigs against Draymond/Drummond/DeAndre? The Killer-Ds don’t lose boards! Well I did lose once somehow. 0-20-0 in FT%! That’s how you punt!

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          @Slim: Yeah I guess I shoulda looked at the matchup first 🙂

  15. Wutang says:
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    Hey JB and Slim, long time no talk!

    Playing in a 1 win-per-week league this year, and thanks to the knowledge I’ve picked up from you guys I’m hitting the semis 17-1, even after losing Bledsoe and Gallinari!

    Playing a heavy streamer who grinded into the playoffs this week, and I’m not too worried but would always love streaming when I could have dead weight at the end of my roster. With the group I have now, who would be expendable?

    G: Harden, Clarkson, Booker, Ish Smith, IT2/3, Gary Harris, Lance Stephenson..
    F: PG13, #Occupy, Favors,
    C: RoLo (I know…), Len, Gortat
    IL: Gallinari

    Background info: 10 team league, immediate unlimited moves.
    From recent games, I’m thinking Len might have to go. Considering I can stream a player a night, I think 7 games in his spot from players like Asik would make up for his boards n blocks.

    Whatcha think! Thanks again for everything, and I’ll be here daily for the next 2 weeks on the grind to a back-to-back title!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Wutang: Whats up man?! Whoa, 17-1, that’s insane!

      Mannnn, I don’t see anyone that expendable! Maybe if Stephenson struggles the next game or two, same with Len, and Ish is probably your bottom 3. Cool yeah sounds like we agree Len is at the bottom there, I’d prob keep holding over Asik, but it’s close since Asik will play Tue and Thur.

      Looking pretty tough to beat man! Harden/PG13/Occupy is quite the combo!

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        @JB Gilpin: thanks for the help buddy! Hoping you’ll be able to help me here, but I’m thinking about dropping Gary Harris for streams now too. He’s a solid player but I think I could get the same stats out of a stream and have them every night instead of 4. Think his place is stream able?

        Thanks again!!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Wutang: Yup I think so! Love him as a player, but in 10 team unlimited moves, he’s definitely not a cement asset to me. Any time!

  16. tentyme says:
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    made it to the 2nd rd WOO HOO !! quick question I’m i n a 12 team weekly league 9 cats and we don’t use turnovers.. with 3 games from both guys would you start this week bismack or david lee. ?? I’ve only won FG’s made, point catogory 3 and FT% maybe 4 times all year so those cats are garbage for me. it’s the RB, ST, ast. ( I’m decent at) and blocks my 5th cat I try to win is usually 3’s or FG% so with all that said who would you start between those 2 guys I also have porzingus but his %% have been killing me . his last, steals are useless and other than blocks or a 3 here and there the last month he’s hurt me more than helped I think. I could use your help here thank you !!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @tentyme: Noice! I feel the pain, but if it’s a choice between all 3 of those guys, I would roll out Porzingis. If it’s only those 2, I think I’ll lean Bismack, but it’s really really close. A lot will depend on that JV hand!

  17. Ryan says:
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    Not paying much attention to the NBA despite being a contender in two leagues because of March Madness. Relying on this for all my info for the week ahead. Sticking with NOR, LAL, and MEM pickups seems like the way to go, but I gotta vent about my bracket.

    I really had such a good bracket on ESPN and CBS… My entire top half was right through round 1 with the exception of Temple vs Iowa. Even had SFA going to the sweet sixteen! (Love the Jacks playstyle and MUs) I thought the Notre Dame game was highway robbery until I saw how the A&M vs Uni game shaked out. Never have I seen such an abysmal collapse, not even in a REC game! Seemed like UNI was trying to lose.

    All I can do is shake my head in disgust at the Midwest portion of my bracket. Ugh Purdue, Seton Hall, and Michigan St all eliminated rd 1. Had Mich winning it all and the other two going
    Xavier was another team I thought would go pretty far in the East. That kid Koenig from Wisconsin has ice water in his veins. That shot was just.. wow. Too much drama in the tourney for my heart to handle this year.

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      *Had Mich winning it all and the other two going to the sweet 16.

    • Slim

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      @Ryan: Where’s the ACC love? Those guys play top 10 teams week in and week out. I couldn’t pick against any of them.

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        Yeah the lack of love for em costed me. Rolled with the Canes, Heels, Devils, and UVA to make it to 16/beyond and that’s it. Really didn’t think ND and Cuse had what it takes.

        I admit I’ve got a Big East bias. It’s the conference I followed the most cuz I’ve been a PC Friars fan since I was a kid. Went against every fiber of my being picking UNC over em.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Slim: @Ryan: Hah yeah, I was trying to figure out why I was more mad at UNI blowing that lead than losing a close RCL playoff battle… March Madness just sweeps you in! UNI elite 8 woulda been an insane call. I did awful this year…

          Yeah ACC has been unbelievable. Turning into the SEC football version of basketball again.

          I was at that game! Here in Raleigh. Friars had a great raucous fan base in a stadium that was obviously all UNC fans. Held tough for a while

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            Aww lucky.. Our fan base really is fantastic though. I’ve gone to a few games this year and the Dunkin Donuts Center is always electric.

            PC fell apart in the second half, made it too painful for me to watch. Knew it was over by the time Bentil fouled out. (Fouls out too much)

            Not enough time to listen to the pod, but I’m going boldish and taking Hassan Whiteside for 30. I don’t think NOR will be able to contain him.

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Ryan: Yeah I don’t know much, but I was impressed, they were as loud/big a base as Butler. Bentil! Yeah that guy was awesome. Rough last foul for him on a loose ball there…

              Damn, you were pretty close!

  18. The Wongest Yard says:
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    @JB

    I had my fantasy baseball draft last night. Can I get your thoughts on my rotation?

    Kluber, Liriano, Rodon, Joe Ross, Mike Fiers, James Paxton.

    E-Rod is available. Would you swap him in over Paxton or someone else? Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @The Wongest Yard: Sure thing! Nah, I’ll leave E-Rod out there, I ranked him high but then this knee thing is gonna cost him a start or two. If Paxton flames out his first 2-3 starts, then I might nab E-Rod.

      Overall, that looks awesome! Rodon and Ross are two of my big-time sleeper calls, Liriano I like, and Kluber is set for a big bounceback

  19. Poisonous Stuff says:
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    Made it pass 1st round of playoff, Joe Ingle’s 4/4 3s on Sunday sealed the deal for me. I ended up not needing to drop Len because Bogut got hurt haha.

    For this week should I drop Zbo to stream Wed/Thur games or hold until his Fri game is over?
    Possible choices are JR (i dropped him to wavier so if not claimed), Frye, TT, Trey Lyles, Portis (waiver), Wes Johnson, Crabbe, Jerian Grant.

    Thanks in advance and hope I get to ask you questions for the Grand Final matchup haha

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Poisonous Stuff: Hah awesome work man!

      I would drop Zbo and hope he plays that Mon/Tues b2b. 1 game for 5 days isn’t worth it and he’s banged up as it is. I like Portis to get a lot of run, but would stream heavy by Thursday since Wednesday is so full. Any time man, let’s get to those finals! Got 3 teams still alive, I need to rally!

  20. Big O says:
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    Tough lineup choices for playoff semifinals …which three of Clarkson, AGordon, Hayward, or Markieff would you start? I want FG%, which is why I’d consider Markieff, and consider dropping Clarkson due to recent shooting slump. Also, little worried about Hayward’s foot and three game schedj.

    Thanks Razz!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Big O: Whewwww, tough. I think Clarkson bounces back though, Lakers said they’re devoted to playing younguns finally. Hoping with the assured minutes he’s more comfortable. Ugh, I’m really struggling here. This is probably the unpopular call, but chasing FG% and only 3 games… Weekly lock I’d bench Gordon!

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        @JB Gilpin: Gracias bro!

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Big O: De nada, any tiempo! ha

  21. dom says:
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    for tuesday, Josh Richardson as a stream for 3’s (@NOR)? Jason Terry (@OKC Harden questionable), Toney Douglas (MIA) Troy Daniels (@BRK)Wayne Ellington (CHA) are other options. also trying to avoid huge FG drain as well

    • JB Gilpin

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      @dom: I gotta stick with Richardson, I think he could get some junk time and I’m hoping for 2-3 treys

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