Yesterday afternoon was a frenzy!  A frenzy because no Mozzy!  About as crazy as I was last Saturday about Fozzy!  Go Panthers!

Our prayers have been answered with Timofey Mozgov getting shipped out to Cleveland for two first round picks.  Two first-rounders?!  For Healthcare.Mozgov?!  Well, they’re like controlled picks from Memphis in some sort of hooblah where all that matters is they’re not going to be very high.  Not as high as say, Afroman!  Or 16th!  That’s where Jusuf Nurkic went in the first round this Summer, originally picked by the Bulls then traded.  Good thing for Nurkic!  It originally seemed really muddied there in Denver at C, but JaVale McGee just can’t get healthy, and Mozgov couldn’t go 3 minutes before getting multiple fouls.  So out ya go TinaFey, and huge role ahead for Nurkic!  At least 35 minutes every night given how good he’s been!  Andddddddd, only 22 minutes for 8/4/3/1/2 last night.  Still respectable numbers though!  Given one of his made FGs was this.  To quote my favorite sound from 90s gaming, “Oopsie!”  Or whatever he really says…  Anyway, J.J. Hickson is still there to give us a headache, as he went 11/10/1/2/1 in 30 solid minutes.  Yikes.  I still love me some Nurkic, and to the patient man goes the spoils!  Something like that…  Kinda lost in all of this yesterday was Hickson’s deep league value shooting up.  He’s not a terrible player for some Pts/Reb relief in a very poor man’s Zach Randolph kinda way now that minutes should be coming.  While many owners are mad they didn’t scoop Nurkic up quick enough, shoot out some buy lows with who you would’ve dropped, and maybe last night’s dud is enough to sneak Jamba Jus into your Mini-mall.  That sounds so wrong…  Here’s what else went down on a busy night of NBA action:

Kyrie Irving Uncle Drew feelin’ blue!  Goes bonkers for 38/2/3 on 15-26 shooting but the Cavs still lose.  It’s like an old Iverson game!  Even the immortal PBev couldn’t slow him down.

LeBron James Says he’s feeling better.  Sounds like he’ll be back in a week as he said he would be playing if it’s the playoffs.  Good thing they’re in the East, any team with a pulse makes it in!  Can take his time…

J.R. Smith The savior of Cleveland!  0-5 FG 0/1/0/1/1 with 2 TO in 18 laughable minutes.  Laughable to LeBron at least, because I have a theory as to what’s making him feel better –  #VisitingColorado.

Trevor Ariza Still in a shooting slump (3-10 3PTM last night – now 5 for his last 28), but providing elite steals with 14 his last 3.  Might be worth a steal with a low-ball trade offer – a lot of Ariza owners seem upset.

Dwight Howard Near Goro!  17/19/2 but only the 1 block, 4 TO and 5-11 FT.  Ouch.

Josh Smith – The red hot Josh Smith!  Let’s play where the “where did J Smoove hurt you game”, which kinda sounds like a sequel to To Catch a Predator…  7-10 FG, whoa!  nice!, 16/5/2/0/2, solid!, only 2 TO, acceptable!, then there it is…  1-4 FT.  Awful!  [applause]

Zaza Pachulia Dubdub machine!  11/12 for his 3rd DD in 4 games with 7 dimes on 5-10 shooting.  Did have another butterfingerish game with 4 TO, but until Larry Sanders decides he wants to play again, hit it and quit it!

John Henson Only 16 minutes.  Made em count for 4/2/2/1/4, but 4 TO!  It’s like a light Dwight Howard night!  The Bucks still hate Henson…

Michael Carter-Williams What is Pennsylvania in 1787?  One of thirteen!  5/5/5/1/1 for MCW on 1-13 FG and 4 TO.

Tony Wroten – 4-19.  At least he made more than one!  Wroten, MCW, Henry Sims and Robert Covington combined for 7-51 from the field.  Somebody put saran wrap on the rim!  Wroten has some buzz he might get traded to the Clippers.  4-19 becomes 1-5!

Langston Galloway Got a semi-surprising 17 minutes in his NBA debut for the Poppycockers.  7/2/3/1/0 with no TO on 2-8 shooting hitting a trey.  Eyebrow.  Raised.  Especially if that schlub…

Jose Calderon …gets traded.  Still hot garbage even if he did score 17.  17/3/4/1/0 on 7-14 shooting with 4 TO.  Pass.  Something he isn’t doing much of!

Cole Aldrich After two straight under 21-minute games, good to see a lot of run again tonight for AldRichie AldRich, going 11/7/2/1/0.

Nene What, Quincy Acy isn’t a defensive powerhouse?!  Nene for 20/6/4/1/0 on 8-13 shooting in 24 “I’m the one that’s going to take advantage of the tanking Poppycockers” minutes.  A little fluky, so not reading too much into a resurgence like it’s 2008.

Eric Gordon What in the….?!?!?!!  I’m going to abuse all the punctuation marks I choose after seeing what Gordon f#$&ing did last night!  14/2/4/1/2 in A – almost the world’s most improbable rainbow line and 2: in 39 minutes played.  I didn’t think Eric Gordon could go on a brisk walk for 39 minutes.  🙂  Hit three treys as well, so if you can sneak any sort of value out of him, sell now. $3LL $3LL $311!

Jrue Holiday Quite the opposite!  Does get the rainbow (16/6/9/2/2), hits a couple treys, and it gives him rainbows in 2 of 3 and 3 of 7.  So many multi-block games!  Holiday is sort of the best-case scenario anyone could’ve seen for Eric Bledsoe right now, if that makes any sense.

Kemba Walker Taking over.  Hit a game-winner last night, 30+ points in three straight, some blocks are filtering in (although this isn’t filtering in, this is slamming in!), and the TO have gone down (9 in the last 5 games).  While medium-term I could see him being fairly beastly, whence Al Jefferson gets back, it might not be as pretty near playoff time.

Gerald Henderson – Ugh, the ghost of Gerald Henderson…  16/7/6/0/1 last night in 36 really solid minutes, and now 14 dimes the past two games.  Someone has to pass it to Kemba!  There’s still no timetable for Lance Stephenson, but given Lance’s contract, they have to play him some…  Hendo won’t fetch much in deep-league trade markets, so probably a case of ride-it-out.

Evan Turner Tripdub alert!  6/8/7/2/0 on 3-9 shooting, somehow nary a TO.  Kinda a funky good game for Turner, but this experiment at PG reminds me of what Joe Ingles did the other day with Trey Burke hurt.  Eerily similar 8/9/7/2/0 line on 4-10 shooting.  Any time you’re being compared to Joe Ingles, it’s probably not a good thing…

Jared Sullinger – It’s like a cocaine trip with this dude.  The highs it’s like he’s a god and the lows it’s like waking up under a dumpster.  2/6/3/1/0 on 1-7 shooting in 26 minutes.

Tyler Zeller In the coin flip of which Boston C you want, last night it was TZ for 18/6/4/1/1 on 7-14 FG and 4-4 FT.  Don’t discount that great FT stroke from a big (77%).  Kelly Olynyk did have 5 fouls, so maybe his baby line got hurt there.

Jeff Green Rumored to be heading to Memphis.  They play in green too!  Different kind of green…  Would make him unownable in 12ers if it happens, not that I have Green anywhere anyway…

Jarrett Jack These weren’t the droids I was looking for!  15/4/4/0/0 with 4 TO on 7-13 shooting with a trey.  Pretty “Wahhhhh, I’m Jarrett Jack!” if you asked me.  It should get better and with Deron Williams hurt with a thorn in his side, I still like me some Monterrey Jack.

Brook Lopez Back to the bench, and playing really, really hard.  “Lunch has been cancelled today due to lack of hustle!”

Mason Plumlee Reaped the rewards with a 16/12/3/0/2 line.  Had his usual adventure at the FT stripe (6-11), but didn’t have a TO.  If Brolo keeps playing with one broken foot out the door, Prof. Plum is gonna get lots of run.

Rudy Gobert Rudy-sanity!  Monsiuer Elbow going nutso against the Bulls for 11/14/0/2/5.  Just unfair out there!  The Jazz shockingly blew out the Bulls at home by 20.  Enes Kanter is a cancer!  That’s mean to say…  But as I commented yesterday, Kanter is kinda like the Jazz’s Josh Smith.  Ship him off!  Kanter was in Das Boot only a few games ago with his kankle, so he will likely miss a few more games; short-term I like Gobert even over my Nurkic.  Long term, it’s Au Jus over The French Dip.

Trevor Booker – Solid 15/8/1/0/1 on 5-10 FG in 23 minutes.  Kanter injury opening up some minutes!  And of course I’m going against both these last two guys in REL.  Kinda unreal the timing of things every… single… week…

Jimmy Butler The Bulls get bamboozled, balopped, brokeback mountained at home and still Jimmy Buckets is an elite stat-stuffer.  Put 16/11/3/2/0 on the Ledger and 5-13 FG (2-4 3PTM 4-5 FT) in the Gyllenhaal.  There’s no way that…

Derrick Rose …could be the issue, is there?!  3-15 FG for 7/4/2/0/0 with 3 TO.  Eek.

D.J. Augustin As opposed to what I said in yesterday’s open, Stan Van WILL flip-flop!  He flip-flops about flip-flopping!  Now I’m confused…  Went away from Brandon Jennings late as DJ was turning up the music for 26/1/2/1/0 on 9-16 shooting including 4-5 from downtown.  All of that in 22 minutes!  BJ still got his 26 minutes…  Hopefully you got a Sportscaster-aided sell-high trade done yesterday!

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope After leading the Pistons in minutes Tuesday night, played 17:33 yesterday.  I hate the Pistons.

Nate Robinson – Starting SG on my “all-annoying” team which could be coached by Stan Van.  Or Brad Stevens…  Apparently the Magic were as annoyed by him as I am!  Out of nowhere 10-10 FT, especially considering he was 0 for his last 3 at the stripe.  He’s actually had 3 really good games in the last 5, with some atrocious duds mixed in there.

Victor Oladipo Wow, so some dimes late…  17/1/6/3/0, but it wasn’t that nice most of the game.  Hit 7-13 FG, and a lot of this late surge is in the steals.  Deal the steals!

Kyle O’Quinn Can’t catch a break!  Channing Frye lays a Tatum, but Andrew Nicholson gets some run for an inexplicable odd reason and goes 11/4/1/1/0 on 4-10 shooting in 21 surprise minutes.  Did hit 3-4 from deep, but so weird.  Hadn’t played since Dec 30, and Dec 17th before that game.  Eh, we’ll see if any sort of role emerges here.

Gerald Green Heat check!  Man was this game fun, as Green hit some terrible-decision jumpers, like a few leaning forward 3-pointers.  All while…

All 3 Suns PG – …have useful games!  Hooray!

Alex Len Another big helping of swattage!  9/8/2/0/5 and looked solid out there.  Even tried a 3-pointer! Missed it, but now has 5+ blocks in the past 3 of 4 games.  Still taking French Dip and Au Jus over him, but Len is getting up there.

Andrew Wiggins The 6 TO is squiggins, but 25/4/2/3/0 is a-biggins!  Hit 10-16 FG and 4-5 FT.  He gud.

Mo Williams – Aight, maybe I was wrong to discount Mo a little bit on this recent binge.  23/3/11/1/1 hitting four treys.  Unfortunately, he sprained his ankle in the final minute, and limped off.  Rotoworld said it didn’t look gud, but I was watching and he handled everything under his own power, so maybe it’s not too bad a kankle.  If it is, it’s back to Zach LaVine and his 4 TO in 13 minutes last night!

Anthony Bennett – 14/10 in a solid 22-minute showing.  Man, he’s otherwise been brutal…  Worst 1st pick in NBA history?

Thaddeus Young Tons, and I mean TONS of drop Thad questions.  Gotta hold Razzball Nation!  Sometimes you get decentuns like 13/8/4/2/1 and a trey like last night.

Serge Ibaka Iblocka!  So close to the Iblocka tripdub!  11/10 with 8 blocks.  It coulda been even more if not for A – foul trouble and 2 – OKC benching everyone the last few minutes as the Kings whooped up on em.

Dion Waiters Debut was… Not so hot.  1-9 FG in his first game in Thunder blue, for 4/2/1/1/1.  Love the multi-cat!  Gonna need more.

Klay Thompson The bane of my existence.  Had like a 13/0/0/0/0 line with a single three at half or something like that, then goes bonkers in the second half to end up with 40/4/2/1/1 on 14-25 FG (6-11 3PTM 6-6 FT).  I was all existed to write some tounge-n-cheek ThrAGNOF shizz, then he does this while being against me in REL.  Unreal.  I think from here on out I’ll list the roster of my REL opponents and you can bank on them having huge weeks.  My other teams are all doing just fine this week too!

Andrew Bogut – Returned to action for 4/8/0/0/0 in 15 minutes.  Not all that shabby for a first game back.  Marreese Speights still started, and had a hot shooting hand for 18/3 on 8-12 FG.  Then David Lee went back down to under 20 minutes after 3 straight over.  Who knows how this mix will play out, as this was a blowout too…  Lee is for sure the one to own right now though.

Draymond Green Another game, another near rainbow line in the first half.  7/9/3/3/2 with a trey is where he ended up, top-20 might be where he ends up at the end of the year.

Roy Hibbert – Ruh roh.  Hurt his leg going up for a board, which sounds a little worse than your standard kankle roll.  Let’s hope I never order a kankle roll at the sushi bar…  Hibby has been healthy most of his career, so we’ll see if this is anything serious…  But sounds a little scurry.

Lavoy Allen Lavoy, ya boy!  12/9/3/0/0 on 5-6 FG and 2-2 FT in 33 minutes.  Certainly wouldn’t become a must-own, but in deepers for a spec add while we await Hibbert’s prognosis, I like Allen as a quick add.

Donald Sloan 14/5/5 in 20 minutes off the bench.  Give him a chance, Vogel!

Blake Griffin Near tripdub!  Huge night against those awful “other” LA basketball players for 27/9/8/3/0 with no TO and 9-13 both from the field and from the FT line.  Assists over 5 a game, with the TO down from 2.8 to 2.5 this year.  It’s been at the cost of some boards and FG%, but tis good to see.

Kobe Bryant – I guess if we know he’s playing tomorrow against the Magic we’ll do a Guess the Kobe stat line, but man, it’s just gonna be near-impossible!  Horrific 4/8/7/1/0 showing last night, hitting only 2-12 from the field and racking up 6 TO.  Time to hang the sneaks!

Ronnie Price – Had to sit out with BOTH a fractured nose AND the flu.  Oh dear lord, nobody should have to go through such suffering!  Sniffly nose with it BROKEN!  I hate the flu when it’s UNBROKEN (still out in theaters for your consideration…)!

 

Streamers/Cheap Daily League Picks:

Corey Brewer (37% owned) – I was able to grab him in both RCLs (I think in both, at least in one, it’s late!) and excited for some big steal upside against the Poppycockers and their cobbled together team.  It should be an easy blowout for Houston, so Brew Crew should get a nice dosage of minutes.

Patrick Patterson (24% owned) – I know he’s been brutal, but the Hornets play nothing but stretch 4s with Al Jefferson out of the mix (only Bismack Biyombo plays down low, and he barely even plays!), and I could see PitPat finally putting something together.

 

Thanks again for stopping by everyone, and we’ll catch you again for Friday!  Be sure to check out today’s Pod for a special guest!

  1. B-rad says:
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    Lol I had the chance to pick up nurkic last week and right after the news of the mozgof trade picked up hickson as well (I have a stream spot/upside spot so I can be thorough). Anyway is McGee, darell or hickson going to be a problem for nurkic? 22 minutes wasnt appealing to see, (mozgof had many nights only playing ~25 min/game). It’s nice that nurkic can do some Damage in little time but is this getting overhyped?? Haha sell high??

    • Slim

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      @B-rad: Yeah if you can get a top 50 guy then absolutely. But if we’re talking about selling for a guy outside of the top 75, like Jordan Hill, Jennings, Hibbert then I’d say no. McGee will not be a problem, Arthur I’d say No. Hickson maybe but Manimal and Hickson together means a ton of offensive boards for the opposition. Ultimately I don’t think that works.

      I’m sure Nurkic will have plenty of duds, he is only 20 after all, but from here on out I would peg him for about 30 minutes per game and I guess something like…

      .470/.730/0/15/10/1.5/1/2/2 :30

      I think that’s a conservative line and more representative of his floor than his ceiling.

      • B-rad says:
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        @Slim:

        Haha I love that projection I hope it happens more often than not. At least 30mpg will be great.

        So why no love for splitter yet? His stats per min are solid, still a monitoring situation? Spurs need to start winning now: home court for the playoffs are slipping.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @B-rad: I’m with Slim, if you can sell nurkic for like Pau Gasol, of course! And not too worried about anyone except Hickson, who is a liability.

          I mighta mentioned Splitter on a lighter night when there wasn’t as much to talk about, still very ho hum to me. A little fluky scoring, does give you a block a game, worth keeping an eye on for sure

  2. Random Dude says:
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    Whiteside or Len?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Random Dude: Def taking Len

  3. AC says:
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    Hey JB,

    I’m in a bit of a trade dilemma. I’m in first place right now and like where I’m at categories-wise, but I have some positional alignment issues. I have 6 eligible PGs and 8 eligible SGs, and only 3 eligible PFNd 3 eligible C.

    I was just offered Thad Young and Markieff Morris for Darren Collison and Kevin Martin. But I’m also in talks of Oladipo for Gortat.

    Which trade route would you go with? Don’t wanna have any trade regrets haha.

    Here’s my current team:
    -Kemba
    -Dragic
    -George Hill
    -Oladipo
    -Knight
    -Collison
    -Kevin Martin
    -Batum
    -Giannis
    -Deng
    -Favors
    -Anthuony Davis
    -Nurkic

    Thanks as always!

    • AC says:
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      @AC: Update: The second guy is now offering his Jonas for my Dipo. Which offer do you prefer – that or Thaddeus/Markieff for Collison/KMart?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @AC: Ehhhh, Gortat up and down has been annoying and I’m not a big Jonas fan. Not a huge Dipo fan either, but those steasl tho! Gimme the Markieff one, I like that trade a ton for your team. Any time!

  4. VamosErik88 says:
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    Hi JB!
    You may not believe me but I pulled the trigger on one of the Tristan Thompson deals just 15min before the first rumors of Mozzy going to Cleveland come up! I had a premonition XD
    Therefore, since I was too concerned about Jabari’s injury comeback, I accepted the deal getting me Parsons(4M 1Y) and Birdman (15M 1Y) by sending Tristan (5M 2Y) and Batum (12M 2Y). After I waived Birdman (mostly unuseful for me and I’ve a lot of cap space to do it) and re-activated the before waived (so already impacting my salary cap) Alex Len’s contract (3M 1Y).

    How do you rate my move?

    Now here’s my Roster and Cap Structure .

    • JB Gilpin

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      @VamosErik88: Awesome man! Nice move! Love that Parsons deal! And such a big improvement to Len! I give you an A, almost an A+, but Batum could figure things out. Doubtful you’ll miss him all that much though, and you help cap a ton. Nice!

      • VamosErik88 says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Wow! Great man, getting an A grade from you means so much to me.
        Yeah probably Batum will turn things on but I was not so sure he will to commit to him also for next year at 12m.
        The yearly contract of Parsons gives me the possibility to choice if re-sign him or try to hunt one of the big FAs on the market (Greak Freak, T Harris, Faried…)
        Probably this will be my last move for this season…then let’s see what happens in the off season.
        BTW I’ll keep you posted; )

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @VamosErik88: Awesome, yup it’s a great move! Sounds good man!

  5. Tyler Durden says:
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    Which side would you lean in a 12er h2h 9cat?
    David Lee + Jordan Hill for Robert Covington + Kelly Olynyk

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tyler Durden: Hmmm. If needing 3s Covington side, if you’re set there I would rather Hill side, I think he gets it back up. I know Covington has played well though

  6. Joe says:
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    I was offered Hibbert and a 2nd round pick for my Nurkic and a 3rd rounder. I can’t take that because I may need that Round 3 pick if I’m going to keep Marc Gasol, which I well may (keeper rules below).

    So what would you say if I offered my Nurkic and a round 4 pick for his Hibbert and a round 2 pick, assuming his ankle is fine?

    10-team, H2H, 9-cat, 3 keepers. (To keep a player, you must sacrifice a pick one round higher than that player got drafted. First round picks can’t be kept. Waiver picks are round 11 picks.).

    MY TEAM: 1. Melo, 2. Durant, 3. Conley, 4. Marc G., 5. Matthews, 6. Holiday, 7. Tyreke, 8. MCW, 8. West, 10. IT2, 12. Gobert

    PS. MCW really hate you. I mean, like whoa.

    • Slim

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      @Joe: 3 keepers look like Durant in the 1st, Gasol in the 3rd, and Jrue in the 5th right? With only 3 keepers I doubt Nurkic will make your list. The big question now is will Hibbert be better than Nurkic the rest of this year? I’m going Nurkic here, especially with Hibbert going down in a heap. Does the 2nd for 4th round pick make up the difference for next year? If Hibbert is 100% then I think it might. Right this second I’m saying definitely no deal. If/When Hibbert plays and assuming he looks fine then we can revisit it.

      • Joe says:
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        @Slim:

        You are correct about the keepers! The only thing that could change that right now is Dragic being traded away from Phoenix. If IT2 becomes the starter, and remains so into next season (big IF, I know), then he’d be a more value keeper than Marc or Jrue, so it’d get tricky. But again, that’s only IF. Oh, or I suppose that could apply to Gobert if Kantor doesn’t return.

        • Ryan says:
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          @Joe: I know I’ve responded to you before. I think your league is pretty interesting and I may try to do something like it in the future. (but with maybe a couple more keeps). I agree and think that Nurkic might outperform Hibbert for ROS, I’m guessing that you probably feel the same since you are trying to get a higher pick next year in the exchange.

          I surprisingly disagree with Slim though. (who the hell am I right?) I remember you saying that this was a fairly shallow league, meaning that if you could pull off that 4th round for 2nd round swap, you could potentially get a top 30 guy even with the keepers removed. That seems worth it to me.

          And if by some miracle Hibbert stays healthy or doesn’t repeat last season’s second half collapse, then you make out as an immediate winner. Either way, you’re better off since you picked up Nurkic for free off the wire.

          Pure speculation here, but I’m not entirely convinced that Dragic is traded and that there is a decent possibility that the Suns try to resign him. I mean Phoenix made it a point to go out and sign his brother when they really didn’t need any more guard depth. Plus the three guard combo is finally looks like its starting to work.

          • Joe says:
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            @Ryan:

            Hi Ryan! Thank you for the response. This is definitely a unique situation not just because of the league format but because of the other guy’s team. He drafted very well for this year, but part of that reason is because he reached a bit for guys, which means he has almost no keeper worthy players. That’s why I think he wants Nurkic over Hibbert; he thinks Nurkic will blossom and become better than big Roy but even cheaper to keep.

            I actually see them both more or less even with a slight edge to Nurkic (cost me $9 of the FAAB). Nurkic will dominate blocks and boards, but I think Hibbert will still score more and have better FT%, which isn’t nothing for a big in a shallow league. Question is whether assuming I could get the better pick in exchange it’s enough of a win overall that I can watch Nurkic go blossom on another team.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Joe: Man, this is like a master’s class in fantasy value analysis! I am with Slim, I like NUrkic over Hibbert. Is it dramatic? Probably not. therefore I’ll lean the upgrade to a 2nd round pick, which in your settings is likely a really valuable upgrade over 4th. I think I would do that one. Love the discussion, thanks man!

        And @Ryan: @Slim:

        • Joe says:
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          @JB Gilpin:

          JB and Slim are good teachers.

  7. dom says:
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    any idea why Greek Freak only played 15 minutes last night? I’m in a shallow 10 team roto league and I really valued my streaming spots but Freak and Gorgui Dieng had been playing so well in those spots that they’re not streaming spots anymore…..

    Crazy to drop any of them, or Oladipo? Like I said, shallow league, guys like Gobert, Nurkik, Ryan Anderson, Covington are on the wire…

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @dom: Jason Kidd benched him, that’s Larry Drew doing Jason Kidd things…wait? I’m just as confused….

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dom: Whew, yeah tough for me to make a move. Yup, Kidd benched him for…… Nate Wolters. Who they’re about to waive. Some fluky coaching moment I think

  8. Shaft says:
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    hey guys, if you remember i grabbed Nurkic for Wilson chandler last night. Does it make sense to drop Sully for Gobert too and hold both for a little bit? I’d probably have to drop one for Wahhh Jarret Jack on sunday night as a plug in for next week. And then try and drop him when my line up locks and hope no one grabs the big men. or is sully too good to drop despite the inconsistency?

    my 10-team 8-cat roster is:
    G: Lillard, Knight, Holiday, Rubio
    F: Durant, Draymond, Favors, Covington, Sullinger
    C: Boogie, T. Chandler, Nurkic

    thanks for the MUCH need advice!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shaft: Sure, yeah Sully is so frustrating. Much rather take this short term binge of Gobert. I hate Sully haha. Any time man!

      • Shaft says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks man. What’s your view on Gobert when Kanter comes back? Gobert has been such a game changer how could they not play him 30 mins a game? Or is that just unrealistic?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Shaft: I wouldn’t say “unrealistic” just “unlikely”. As Slim said on today’s pod, they kinda need Kanter’s O with no Alec Burks. Makes him not a must own even in 12ers if Kanter plays his 30 again

  9. pickleball says:
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    what’s wiggins value in a keeper right now? I was thinking about selling him high from his recent streak…. but i bet anyone who sold on jimmy butler ‘high’ off his hot start is regretting it.

    is this a sell high moment? or a hold?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @pickleball: why would you sell? Don’t be the Cavs. He keeps up these numbers he could end up 4th rd value or higher imo. He seems to be getting comfortable with the flow of the nba game. It’s a transition process for any player, even one with his talent. He’s gonna be legit

    • JB Gilpin

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      @pickleball: Yeah it’s pretty sky high. I’m trying to trade a comparably priced Ibaka for him in REL to Slim. Slim could use another big, I’m rebuilding. Depends on what you could get, prob a hold

  10. booya says:
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    I just received Lance Stephenson as a throw in…is he droppable for someone like Cody Zeller at this point or do I have to hold? No clue when hes gonna return right?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @booya: Yeahhhh, I would get whomever, Stephenson wasn’t playing that great after the first couple weeks anyway

  11. gfpao13 says:
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    Hello JB!
    Happy New Fantasy Year with many titles and zero Sacko’s! 😛
    I kinda disappointed with injuries in my team, and I’m 35games behind (I counted) if my 10 starters play all of their matches.
    I’m searching for a good FA, I picked Splitter, who I’m gonna put in, and Exum who is a complete failure.
    I mean CMON DANTE, Hood’s off, Christopher’s out and you cannot even gain a spot and 30min?!

    I’m gonna let him off, and I’m thinking picking either JaVale, who’s returning soon plus Mozgov’s out, or Galinari.
    What’s your thought?
    Or who else would you suggest?

    That’s my team:
    http://games.espn.go.com/fba/clubhouse?leagueId=22120&teamId=12&seasonId=2015

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @gfpao13: I’d toss in the towel. The #2 team is going to win this league by the time it’s over. His team is absolutely stacked for a 14 team league. I have worse teams than his in 12ers

      • gfpao13 says:
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        @Bye Felicia:
        The 2nd team is going to win the league of course, three-peat!
        He wins every league he competes.
        We knew that from the beginning, the guy is a cheat!
        I just want to finish as good as possible.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @gfpao13: Hah well Dante can’t play SG, so that hurts… Can’t really play PG either though… BURN! I’m not too big on either of those guys… Who else is out there?

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        @JB Gilpin: The best after those two are Tucker, MiPlum, Dellavedova, Jason Smith…
        And many Nets (Anderson/Karasev), i say that bc of the news of DWill.
        Theyre quicks in the league, if someone plays well just one match he’s grabbed b4 even the match finishes.
        That’s why I said JaVale & Gallo.

        • Bye Felicia says:
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          @gfpao13: I figured something was fishy…that team’s too strong for a 14er. I hate cheaters!

          • gfpao13 says:
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            @Bye Felicia:
            NO no no!
            I mean “cheat” with a good way!
            He’s really good, he doesnt really really cheat.
            He’s that good in NFL too 😛

            • JB Gilpin

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              @gfpao13: Haha, well lets hope he’s not cheating somehow, I like Karasev even though it’s low volume over Exum. I think Tucker or Karasev I would add – more boards Tucker, steals Karasev

  12. Morning gang! Thanks for all the great work JB.

    I have a trade question… This was proposed to me:

    They give Jimmy Butler, Kemba Walker and Tim Duncan for my Chris Paul and Dwight Howard.

    No problem letting Howard go but is Butler & Walker (dropping a streaming) enough to let CP3 go?

    Thanks everyone!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @WNWDOTCOM: Morning man! Well, afternoon, but it’s still morning for me! Appreciate that man!

      Whewwwww, how are your dimes? If they’re gonna be OK with that hit, I’d do it!

  13. Connor says:
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    Sitting in first right now with a decent league. Bottom guy dropped Big Al. Worth the stash? Already holding Rubio and Kawhi.

    PG- Jrue, Lillard, Rubio
    SG- Harden, Beal
    SF- Batum, Kawhi
    PF- Faried, Ryan Anderson
    C- Horford, Gortat, Drummond, Nurkic

    Also got offered the Greek Freak for Drummond straight up… would you take it?

    • Connor says:
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      @Connor: Sorry decent *lead, not league, people dropped Batum and Drummond at one point, so not a great league.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Connor: Haha, so the league is indecent! They’re all streaking to the quad… First, yeah I’m with the above, I’m keeping Drummo. Sure, Big Al with your lead is worth the stash. Probably dropping… Gortat? Or Anderson? Seems your 3s are pretty good, I might lose Ryno, but wouldn’t drop in in most leagues.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Connor: I wouldn’t move Drummond for Freak

  14. Joshua says:
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    I have a shitty team, but somehow I’m in 4th place in a 14 team H2H league… Is Eric Gordon Hickson, or Henderson worth an add on this team? I’ve made 12 out of 25 moves so far

    Reggie Jackson
    Harden
    Dragic
    Wiggins
    Both Zeller Brothers
    Thaddeus Young
    B Lopez
    Mozgov
    Millsap
    Faried
    Dudley
    Price

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joshua: Only 25 moves?!?!? I would kill myself! Haha. Not huge on any of those guys, i’d prob save my moves.

  15. JeF With 1 F says:
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    in a dynasty..i have pleanty of PG depth…would you move collison for Draymond….I have Knight, Lillard, Kyrie, Isaiah

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Yes I’d do that trade with that depth. Huge defense stats with green. He’s been avg 3 steals 3 blocks per for a hot min. Plus he gives you a bit of everything. Possibly the best call JB has made in his razzball career 😉 I like the MCW 1 of 13 joke too haha

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Bye Felicia: Thanks man, to the call and the joke! It’s up there, also #1 on Knight, but he hasn’t been the beast like #Occupy.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Yup I def would take Draymond!

  16. Mari says:
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    Hey JB,

    Of these three–Wilson Chandler, Luol Deng and George Hill– which would you drop for Nurk?

    Thanks!

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Mari: eh.. Deng Maybe? Hard to tell someone without knowing the entire team/league type

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mari: If you have good PG depth, Hill, if not, Deng. But def getting Nurk

    • Mari says:
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      @Mari: I have very good pg depth but I like the treys that G. Hill can offer and his SG eligibility. Also, he can get almost the same amount of rebounds that Deng does. I think I’m going to bite the bullet and drop Deng. Now, watch him get a triple-double every get game onward.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Mari: Haha, I don’t blame ya at all… Let’s hope he keeps being that Dung!

  17. Nishinga says:
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    What do you think about sending Oladipo and Vucevic for Ariza and Hibbert?
    I need to get rid of these guys somehow soon.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Nishinga: yea I don’t like moving Vuc for Hibbert. And I’m a pacers fan. Maybe that’s my bias 🙂

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nishinga: I know the playoff sched is brutal, but I think you’re giving up way too much there. Maybe try Dipo for just Ariza

      • Nishinga says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        I’ll try Oladipo for Ariza.
        Who should I target for Vuc?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Nishinga: I’d imagine Vuc could bring in a pretty solid haul. I’d look at teams 4th-7th or so and pick one that had a need for a big and try to swipe something that fits your need

  18. Bye Felicia says:
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    It’s sad watching players stay in the league too long. I watched my idol MJ do it, now Kobe seems to be following the same path to obscurity. I think we should retire the kobe stat line, like kobe should choose retirement.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bye Felicia: I really really like that suggestion. I’ll officially retire it tomorrow, with one last game for tomorrow night.

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @JB Gilpin: my last kobe guess shall be 19/5/4
        on 18 shots lol

  19. meximus says:
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    Nice colonial America joke brah!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @meximus: Thanks yo, how we do!

  20. Thunder from Down Under says:
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    Maybe you could you change the guess the Kobe stat line to something else haha like Guess draymonds line? #occupynation

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Thunder from Down Under: Hah, we’ll find a new target sometime maybe… We’ll have a poll for next year heading into the season 🙂 #OccupyFaLife

  21. Ozzie says:
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    Quick one, have a guy wanting my J.J Hickson for his K-Mart and my Walker for his Nurkic.
    tempted offer, he obviously wants Walker and I want Nurkic. Thoughts? It’s a points league.

    • Ozzie says:
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      @Ozzie:

      Sorry, quick amendment: Hickson + Nurkic for my Walker.
      K mart will be involved to balance but he is dropable and not really a factor. Thanks man.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Ozzie: Hmmmm. Walker is def a sell high but I dunno… Nurkic I think is better in cats. Could you get someone over Hickson to go with nurk?

      • Ozzie says:
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        K mart will be coming over, he’ll be my tradable to the wire/agents. Thanks man!

  22. Lasandro says:
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    Do I start Kieff vs SA or Gortat vs CHI today? Both have had good games against these respective opponents this season, even pooey Gortat, who I’ll go ahead and drop for Jack if you tell me Kieff is the better okay for today. Oh, and for reference, here’s my team in the shallow 14-cat. Still think Jack is a better fit than gortat?

    Kieff
    Gortat
    Drummond
    Ibaka
    Pau
    Draymond
    Jimmy b
    KD
    Ty
    Wiggins
    Rubio*
    Kawhi*

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Man, yeah so many bigs and out of position big man stats with those saucy wings, yup gimme Jack for ya! I’d start Kieff over Gortat too

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb Gilpin: thanks man!!! So now start Kieff or jack vs PHI? Everyone else bar kawhi and Rubio are playing for me today

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Mannnnn, I wanna say Jack btu Kieff hits the cats harder. I’ll still barely lean Kieff

      • Lasandro says:
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        @jb Gilpin: ended up going with Jack and he had a goodun vs Philly. Speaking of, how about Covington?! And is tuner in boston suddenly a just own even in the most shallow leagues? Outside of a horrendous shooting night, had a stupid statistical night vs ind. Between these three players is Jack still the one I should go with for the foreseeable future?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: Turner is the clear 3, fluky game for him. Covington was great last night, I’d go for needs between the 2, he and Jack

        • Lasandro says:
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          @jb Gilpin: I know you don’t like him but would you throw Burke in there too? Dudes been ballin! Jack had a shocking shooting night today but till handed out 8dimes. Hopefully he turns it around

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Lasandro: I like him over Turner, but too inconsistent for my taste

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