Happy 2016, Razzball Nation!  I hope all of you had a fun and safe New Year’s Eve party.  Because for me, well, let’s just say I woke up with no clothes on laying in a field with a partially eaten deer carcass…  What can I say, I thought it was Jason Kidd at first!  Dumb rotations…

The party started out all normal – Slim had some Australian ‘shine, Matty brought the poutines, Dan A DJ-ed with his awesome hip hop mixes, the Petes just wanted to talk about their decent (Wizards) and atrocious (Sixers) Eastern conf. teams, danb was too busy following his DFS slate to bring anything, charlie showed up drunk since he’s on winter break, and Adam, well, I stayed away from him since all he wanted to talk about is how lucky my Panthers 14-0 run was and I knew a couple sips of Aussie shine in I might not be able to hold off my gun show.  Stupid Bucs fans!

Once we all got settled, we couldn’t figure out a good movie to watch, so I put on A Scanner Darkly since during my Holiday travels I went to the Arctor house!

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Then at some point once Woody Harrelson said “don’t blame the drugs!”, it was the second half of the Pistons bludgeoning the Wolves and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope starting going nuts.  He’s my Substance D, that’s for sure!  My KCP addiction just took another monster hit, as he started slow but went bonkers late, ending with a 22/4/3/3/0 line on 7-17 shooting, with 2 treys and nary a TO.  Everything started to get all Rotoscope-y, I turned into a Jeff Bridges Altered States cave person, and went hunting through the prairie.  KCP has been ridiculous this past month, with a strong finish to 2015 after a couple of duds.  I think we easily see a top-100 finish that could creep to top-75 if he stays healthy with all these minutes.  All I know is when my KCP addiction is strong, I don’t feel any muscle in my body!  I stay up for 3 days at a time!  So 37:33 MPG should be no issue for him.  Here’s what else went down on our final night of 2015 in fantasy basketball:

Andrew Wiggins As I mentioned in a comment yesterday, maybe one of my New Year’s resolutions should be waiving the white flag, and waiving Wiggins away as he leaves the seaport on the Titanic.  It just isn’t going to show up…  But hey, I mean, you never know, the Titanic was successful for something like half of its trip!  21/3/1/3/0 with a trey and 4-4 FT, and who knows, maybe this is the Titanic in reverse…  We’re off the ocean floor, the iceberg is dead ahead, maybe we miss it and the rest can be all Leo-tastic.

Zach LaVine A big help to KCP’s numbers, as his on-the-ball defense has been atrocious.  1-8 from the field, 2-4 FT, and 5 fouls in 25 blah minutes.

Brandon Jennings – Got 21 minutes – albeit with some garbage time in there – going 7/6/3/0/0 with 3 TO.  Hit 1-6 from deep, missed his only FT, and while he looks spry he looks rusty.  I’ll call it “sprusty”.

Khris Middleton So I think on the Pod I mentioned The Duchess and Klay Thompson as 30-pt Challenge options, and of course I picked Reggie Jackson.  Ugh.  Anyway, The Duchess went bonkers again for 33/5/4/2/1 with 4 treys on 12-18 shooting, giving him back-to-back 30 pointers.  Gave you two regal babies for a royally awesome end to 2015.

Michael Carter-Williams You can take a player from the Sixers, but you can’t take the Sixers out of the player!  11/7/8/3/3 for a 1.5 rainbow and just plain sexy in the counting stats, but 3-6 FT and 4 TO.  Hey, at least I attacked the king-Buck-Kidd out there in my KCP trip which helped MCW get his starting minutes back…  Maybe the last time I tripped on KCP I took a bite out of his hip and that’s the problem he’s had…

Paul George Slim has reminded me he’s fallen off a cliff more times than Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, but finally George secured the perfect night with Andie MacDowell and went 31/6/5/2/0 on 8-13 FG (5-9 3PTM 10-11 FT).

Monta Ellis – While PG13 could use less TO, Monta REALLY needs to cut out the rubbing-butter-on-his-hands-pregame routine.  8 giveaways, and while he’s looking better attributing more mobility in his knee stemming from a cyst in the offseason, there’s still some gelling that needs to happen in Indy.

Klay Thompson 38 points, and GSW CAN win without Stephen Curry!  Wasn’t Trevor Ariza supposed to be good at wing defense?!

Draymond Green I’m in lovvvvvvvvvvvvvve.  10/11/16/2/2 with a trey.  Can 2014 AND 2015 both be the year of #OccupyDraymondGreen?!

Dwight Howard Continues to be a lot better than I thought.  He and Rondo have both been washed-up reclamations.  Washed up revenants!  See, all my movie references can help vocab too!  21/13/5/2/3 hitting 8-9 FG and a shocking 5-6 FT.  Career-best FG%, nearly best TO per game, playing 2.5 more mins a game than last year, STL are over 1.0 for the first time in 3 yrs and the blocks have bounced back.  Crazy.

Terrence Jones – Well, the streak got snapped last Saturday, but I want to reiterate what I mentioned on the Pod last week:  since Nov 27, the Rockets are now 11-1 when Tjones plays 20+ minutes.  It was 11-0 until last Saturday.  And since Nov 27, the Rockets are 0-6 if Tjones plays under 20 minutes.  The Rockets lost last night, in a close game at that.  Jones played 14:34.

J.J. Redick Loved being able to take more shots last night just as much as Amanda Bynes.  I hear her New Year’s Eve parties are dopppppppe!  26 Pts with 4 treys, giving him 25+ Pts in 3 of the past 4 as he’s becoming a primary scorer with Blake Griffin out.  Still pretty ThrAGNOFfy, but worth holding for now.

Norris Cole – Played a whopping 34 and a half minutes, going 15/5/4/1/0 with a trey in the loss against the Clip.  He actually started the second half, in a role he’s pretty used to since his time with the Heat – stand around and let the better players create.  I keed, he looked pretty good, but it’ll be tough to rely on him for much except in the deepest of leagues.

Jrue Holiday His minutes limits (too many plurals!) are lifted, but only 11/2/6/1/0 with 5 TO last night in only 28 mins off the bench.  Just looks odd next to Cole’s run…  It may be risky, but I think there’s a small buy low window for Jrue right now.

T.J. Warren Got the start and was sickkkkkkkkkkkk!  29/9/3/4/0 on 11-17 shooting, with 3 treys and 4-4 FT.  Not bad for a guy many (including me!) were worried would be a mid-range only shooter with little D stats.  Although I’m not sure how the Suns lineup worked, I’m guessing he was guarding KD and P.J. Tucker was on Serge Ibaka?  Also Jon Leuer was out and it sounds minor, so the 41 minutes seem pretty damn fluky.

Brandon Knight Has been handed the keys, and really hasn’t been that good.  I’m pretty disappointed…  15/2/6/2/0, on 6-20 shooting and 5 TO.  Then again…

Russell Westbrook …went absolutely ham, going 36/1/12/5/1 with only 1 TO.  12-19 from the field and 11-11 FT, with Knight having 5 fouls.  Knight just needs to face the Lakers again soon!

Trey Burke Back-to-back 20 Pt games helping to fill the Alec Burks void, going 27/1/3/1/0 on 12-19 shooting with no TO.  I’ve spent too many years (well, 2.5 of em) trying to figure out if we can trust Burke.  That amount of waffling means I have a goose egg of Burke shares.  Now I’m hungry for breakfast!

Jeff Withey – 4 blocks, but he’s further down the BLOCKnof food chain than virtually any other streaming big.  I’ll be Withoutey.

Rodney Hood Very hit or miss, but when he’s on, his stat lines can look sexy.  18/7/6/1/1 with no TO, hitting 4 treys.  He was 1-13 from the field last time out, and 2 for his last 18 from deep the previous 3 games.  That said, they need offense, he can chip in dimes and steals, and he’s gonna play.  At 47% owned, it seems a bit light.

C.J. McCollum Man, he’s just plain a lot better than I thought.  2015 can be the year I shouldn’t have doubted CJ, OK?!  32/7/6 with 6 treys, but no steals and what’s with an 0-2 FT?!  I take that back he’s terrible!

Meyers Leonard Whoa, look he CAN actually hit some treys!  6-8 FG with a huge 5-6 3PTM.  Culminating in an epic, wait for it, 17/3/2/0/0 line with 2 TO.  I mean, that’s like Lance Thomas!  He’s been playing better, but has 10 BLK and 4 STL, wait for it, on the season!  Plus multi-TO in the last 3 games, and as a deep shooter, this trend of decent FG% lately isn’t gonna stick.  I’m leaving him out there in 12ers unless he’s on a good stream night.

 

Happy flip of the calendar, Razzball Nation!  Thanks again for everything making 2015 our biggest year yet, and we look forward to an awesome 2016.  We’re back to our normal schedule as well as we’re through the Holidays, so I’ll see you on Monday with the 7 Ahead.  Big thanks to Matty for previewing last week.  See ya then, and have a good weekend Razzballers!

 

  1. jcg says:
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    Is it time to drop Mirotic or Covington for PJ Tucker?

    • jcg says:
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      @jcg: and of course Happy New Year to the Razzball crew!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @jcg: Happy new year man! Hmmm, they’re all certainly in the mix. I think Miro would be my drop for PJ

  2. Hamtime says:
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    Happy 2016 guys!

    1. Drop Capela for warren in a 16m 11cat? Bidding system – how much (out of $100) would you bid for tj?

    2. Leuer, Mahinmi, or jerami grant?

    3. Hayward lauvergne for my Teague Covington? (Seems like an obvious no, but just checking)

    4. Dragic Capela or Ariza h Barnes?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Hamtime: Happy new year! 1. Yeah I’d make the move, wouldn’t break the bank though. $10ish. Maybe $15 with it a deeper league. 2. Mahinmi still 3.It’s not terrible, but yeah a no. 4. PG C for two wings is tough, I’d lean hold in vacuum

  3. jose greco says:
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    HNY jb! currently 2nd place 8cat roto and got an offer to send me Ibaka/horford/d.williams for Andre drummy and rJAx, whadya think? Seems like I cant get over the hump with Dre crushing my FT%, and think i gain at least 4/5 spots right there. Obviosly cringe with DWill but stats pretty close to reggie, and the 2 bigs for dre is definately a win.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jose greco: Hny! Whoa, yeah I’d def take that! Horford is awesome in roto, and yeah losing Rjax hurts but it’s worth it to me, he must be killing for a PG

  4. hanns says:
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    warren or tucker? and is shane larkins better than both?

    • hanns says:
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      @hanns: to explain further, I was thinking about dropping larkins for warren. I need steals and 3’s. and

      HAPPY NEW YEAR!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @hanns: Mannnnn that’s close. Larkin hits those cats so well too, just in low mins though… With all so close I might run hot hand, which for me is actually PJ T for now

  5. Michael Pan says:
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    hi, i was offered
    chris paul and sullinger for my greg monroe and will barton in 9 cat roto

    what do you think?

    damian lillard elfred payton daren collison brandon jennings
    eric gordon jimmy butler evan fournier robert covington danilo gallarini will barton giannis antetekumpo jeramai grant
    nerlens noel greg monroe andrew bogut roy hibbert markeiff morris

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Michael Pan: Yeah I’m def taking that, I think Barton is solid and won’t disappear, but he’s not a top 25 guy or anything. Paul helps a ton in 9cat roto too due to low TO, then you maybe shop elfrid or something

      • Michael Pan says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        i took it, but I was wondering what kind of performance do you think sullinger will have going forward? i need some rebounds and i need to maintain my blocks, not sure how my team would hold up in long run.

        btw happy new years JB

        • Michael says:
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          @Michael Pan:
          do you also think I should offer, elfred payton sullinger and Covington for gortat? do you think that’s fair ?

      • Michael says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        do you also think I should offer, elfred payton sullinger and Covington for gortat? do you think that’s fair ?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Michael: @Michael: If a 10 team league, sure I’m good with that and you can add some solid guys. 12 or deeper I think that might be a little too much. Happy new year!

  6. Rhirano says:
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    firstly, happy new year! I’ve got al Jefferson and with the news that he’ll be out, do you hold or drop for someone on the wire like Julius randle, tj warren, Jerami grant, Henson, or Leuer? I’m in need of rebounds and blocks but have Rudy gobert on the way back.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rhirano: Happy new year! Yeah Jefferson prob needs to go. I kinda like Henson for the huge blocks, then can reassess when Gobert is back

  7. ByeFelica says:
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    CJ MAC has been killing it lately. Would you sell him or ride it out. You’ll never get top 10 for him in a trade so it’s pointless to sell when he’s putting up top 3 value right?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ByeFelica: Hah, he’s nowhere near top-10, and if you think your league sees him within top-25 sell immediately. That said, I’d likely ride it out

  8. ByeFelica says:
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    Also I moved Wiggins for Gortat in a dbl dbl league. I have Rudy on IR so Im missed his stats. I’m stacked at Guard and have serviceable SF Ariza & Crowder. My only centers are Jonas and Capella. Good move right. Not a very trade friendly league

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ByeFelica: Solid in that format, especially for the need.

  9. stumlu says:
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    Hello
    I just lost Blesoe and i’m kinda pannicking on Oladipo…
    Should I try to trade him for something useable or should i have faith in his talent?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @stumlu: Was a lot better last night… Obviously depends on what you get, but I’d likely hold at 50ish value

  10. Trul says:
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    I need big, and want to get MGasol for my Middleton or CJMc. Which one do you think?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Trul: Whew, both are playing so well right now. I think I’d be more likely to give up McCollum because I worry minutes might catch up with him, and he has an injury history, so any little thing down the stretch and the Blazers will be cautious

  11. DJ says:
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    Hi JB, who would you pick between tyson chandler and marcus smart? Tnx.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DJ: Totally depends on needs, both are about even in a vacuum

  12. miles proudfoot says:
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    Who would you pick to own out of the two? Hood or Burke? I get from the piece above it could be a tough call hence the waffling. Speaking of which, I think I’ll have breakfast for dinner tonight.

    Oh one more, Otto porter vs KCP?

    Thanks!

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      @miles proudfoot: Hah yeah it is def tough, hope you had a good breakfast for dinner! I think I’d take Hood for the REB and STL. Very close though, and both are streaky. I’ll take KCP there, once Beal is back Porter should take a little hit. Any time!

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    Is it OK to drop Wiggins in a 10 team league? Basically doing nothing but killing my %s…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gg: Nah hold

  14. Johnc says:
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    My team (2nd place) stuffs the defensive stats each week leading the league in steals and bounds, 2nd in blocks. Gave up a lot in a recent trade to get strong in assists (Paul, Collison) for Bosh and Tobias…yes, you were concerned! so now a bit short on scoring and threes.

    Hassan, DeAndre, Cody Z, Gortat, Dieng
    Ariza, Crowder, Aminu, Butler, PJT
    Paul, Wall, Elfrid, Collison,
    IR: Mudiay

    1. Would a trade for Fournier,Beale, Redick type make sense?
    2. Is Mudiay a complete lost cause this year? Or do I give him a few Weeks? If I keep, who goes?
    3. Similarly, I am leaning toward keeping Cody versus Dieng to stream. Thoughts?
    Thanks for all the help

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Johnc: Hah yeah it looks a little better now with Paul looking healthy! 1. Sure. Redick I worry about a crash when/if blake can get back healthy. Beal is a little risky, but at a low price he’d be my guy to get. 2. I’m not relying on him to have a huge bounce back, but hopefully you can see a few games while he’s on your IR and decide. 3. Yeah with the heavy blocks, I’m good with that!

  15. James says:
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    14team h2h
    Should I use my number 1 waiver priority on markieff??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @James: I’m not a big waiver holder, but if you flexibility to stash someone I would. If you need production now I wouldn’t

  16. sliimbo says:
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    Would you drop Devin Booker, Sullinger or Marcus Morris for Casspi? he was just dropped

    could use those rebound

    thanks 🙂

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @sliimbo: Yeah I’d lose Booker for him. Any time!

  17. Lawson says:
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    Happy New Year Man!

    My 14 man league, team is facing some dissapointing moments: Bledsoe was out for the season, Mudiay is screwing my TOs and %s, Danny Green is doing bas, TJones doesnt play… I got rid of Aaron Gordon finally, and brought Myles Turner back. I also got Trey Burke for Bledsoe. The team is: Burke, Mudiay, Lillard, Green, Evan Turner, Beverley, Joe Johnson, Ibaka, Vucevic, Olynyk, Portis and Nurkic. I need to get rid of one with the return of Nurkic and I was thinking about Joe Johnson. Can you keep a player that is not injured in the IL roster spot.

    Interesting players in the waiver wire: Harris, Cole, Lauvergne, Nance Jr, A. Gordon, Smart, Booker, Cole… I see that I need to get rid of a big man to get a PG/SG/SF. I also consider offering trades for which I could offer Olynyk or some other player you think that needs to go.

    Thanks for your help!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lawson: Yup those injuries/roles not coming around really blew. Yeah you can keep someone in IR, it just means you can’t make adds. Your team looks set with players right now, so you could hold a game or two and see how he looks, just locks you from add/drops. Smart is the most interesting there for me, but I dunno if losing any of your bigs for him make sense. I dunno if Olynyk brings in much, maybe sell Portis high?

  18. Dante Green says:
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    Porzingis has found himself in some kind of a funk right now and yet his owner isn’t giving in! Lol. Offered Wiggins, if he plays well against MIL that might help land me Poison Goose. I offered him for Knight too, who’s slumping as well, but the owner will not budge. Knight and Porzi are playing bad but still their owners would not take Wiggins?!! Hah.

    Is there a chance that Kaminsky takes all the PF mins away from Starvin Marvin? I picked the guy up and he played 27 mins of decent basketball. I think CHA is playing against OKC, if the Tank plays close to 30 mins again and puts up an acceptable line of 14/6/3/2/1 with 2 treys, I’m holding, if not then adios! Hah

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dante Green: Nice, yeah I would take the Goose too! I dunno Knight has some big possible upside with E Bled out, I could see the argument there, so I can see why owners are holding. Nah Frank can’t guard a lot of starting NBA 4s. Too slow. That said, I actually added him in one league and holding

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        @JB Gilpin:

        I ended up finally trading Wiggins for Dragic (same Knight owner).

        I think we are holding the tank until March, JB. I think we are!! Hah Btw, what’s up with Jerami Grant? The guy’s been playing good mins… And also our guy Agordon!! Played at least 25 mins last 2 games?? Skiles is teasin us, he wants us all to pick up AG then he’ll be back to playing 10 mins a night.. hah FU Skiles. Nurkic and Mturner are back, Indy and Nuggs frontcourt gonna be a headeache you think?

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          @Peet:

          This is it brotha, I just dropped RoLo and made a spectulative add on Larkin. Let’s all jump on this Larkin bandwagon shit leggooooo

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            @Peet: @Dante Green: Grant has always been a good athlete but just like never trusting Skiles you can’t trust the Sixers! Gordon just isn’t doing as much as we thought even in the minutes which is sad. Yeah both those C positions will be annoying, I’d rather own Turner.

            Nice, yeah I nabbed Larkin in the 1 RCL he was avail. Let’s do this S Lark!

  19. Wallaboutthebenjamin$ says:
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    In a straight up 1 for 1 9 cat h2h league how do you feel about my Deandre for gortat for ROS? I’m trying to not punt free throws and I’m looking at the good Washington playoff schedule to the crap clips schedule? Is this a fair one?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wallaboutthebenjamin$: Sure, if you’re not a FT punt, DeAndre is hurting a ton. I have no issue with it

      • Wallaboutthebenjamin$ says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks JB happy new year bro!

  20. JJ says:
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    Yo JB! Gallo is coming back and I gotta take him off the IR. Who should I drop out of Ish Smith, Lou Williams, and CJ Miles? I’m in 3rd place and I’m beating my matchup 8-1

    • JB Gilpin

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      @JJ: Whew, tough decision! I think Ish is def a save. I think I’ll lean holding Lou for FT volume, but Lou might be a cut down the stretch if they play D’Angelo and Clarkson a ton of starting tandem mins

  21. Gg says:
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    Thoughts on Portis?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gg: Once Noah is back I still worry about the minutes, he should have a role though. The 26-30 mins we’ve seen past 3 I think goes down to 20-22. Worth owning in 12ers for sure though

      • Gg says:
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        @JB Gilpin: oh and is Larkin must own in a 10-team? I’d have to drop either Portis or Matt Barnes for him. Whatddya think? Thanks

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Gg: Yup, nab him. Portis is prob out for me

  22. Mark says:
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    Would you trade away bosh and Wesley Matthews for Lowry? Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mark: Sure yeah I prob would

      • Mark says:
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        @JB Gilpin: would u rather do that or trade away bosh and Wiggins for Lowry and demarre/valanciunas? Cuz Wiggins isn’t doing anything besides points and is Killin my fg%/ft%

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Mark: I’d rather do first trade, too much upside for Wiggins to do that swap for meh Raptors

  23. Lasandro says:
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    Hey brother, happy new year from Penang, Malaysia (vacay time)! So in a pickle for my 9 team 14cat roto: I’m a dieng owner and not liking his lack of vigor of late. Dropped Noah for him a couple of weeks back but now there’s word that he may be cleared to play next week. So I’m looking for a vacuum ranking here between dieng, Noah, leur, Tucker, Portis, RoLo (his blks, % and O brds are bloody nice) and zeller (coming on of late – surprised you didn’t mention him in your piece!)

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      @jb Gilpin: and if my jack is out for too long a time, I need to plan a contingency. Please rank between Larkin, colli, booker and warren. Colli and the suns boys were great today but the scores of those games were scewed a bit. Booker is certainly assisting more from the SG spot then I thought he would and those mins seem to be locked in. I don’t see Larkin scoring as much as jack

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: Nice, happy vacay! hah well I didn’t C Zell bc he didn’t play last Thurs! I just did a recap of the night before. Man that group is tough. If NOah is back healthy I think he is my guy. Of the G, I think it’s Larkin since the Jack injury sounds serious. Larkin should get a ton more 3s and STL than Jack though

      • Lasandro says:
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        @jb Gilpin: was hoping for a rank for both scenarios bro if possible. I ask because Larkin has been picked up already – jacks results were posted as I was sleeping (damn time difference). For now, picked up Nelson to stream til end of week but closely looking at D Booker and colli for long term.

        For the bigs, RoLo just got picked up so just waiting in news on Noah.

        Also, worth me just being proactive now and trading my Tobias for Larkin?

      • Lasandro says:
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        @jb Gilpin: if you deem Larkin and Tobias to be if similar value, I could do the trade then swap my nearly picked up Nelson with either one of the wings mentioned above or Carroll and Barnes who are currently on the wire, too. If Barnes gets his 30min, I’d be happy with him getting somewhat comparable numbers to Tobias with added D stats. Or is zbo threatening those mins?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Lasandro: Wait so all of em? Larkin would be #1 then Colllison then I guess Noah. Hmmmm, I think I would get Larkin just bc Skiles sucks, so yeah offer Tobias. I don’t think Zbo is too much a threat, it’ll waffle Barnes some though based on game to game matchups

  24. jeff says:
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    should i keep or drop tim duncan in a 10 team 8 cat league with no turnovers? he sits out too many games and when he does play he doesnt perform half the time its really frustrating but should i just be patient ?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jeff: Nah I think he can go

  25. tentyme says:
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    Quick question did Harrison Barnes Break his damn ankle or something. He rolled his ankle 8 weeks ago and I can’t drop his ass. Are they holding him off for the playoffs???? WTF!!!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @tentyme: Hah well I think they want him 100% with no lingering pain at all, no reason to rush him with GS looking this good.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jeff: Got ya above!

  26. Kris says:
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    Hey JB,

    I need a quick answer now. I got these trades…

    My JJack for Chandler Parson
    JJack for Z. Pachulia
    JJack and D. Green for Delly+James *It’s obvious I’m going to turn this one down

    Here’s my team:

    Payton
    Wiggins
    Wall
    Fournier
    Kaminsky
    Plumlee
    Kanter
    Cory Joseph
    Capela
    T. Jones
    Draymond Green
    J Jack
    IL – Tony Wroten

    I’m leaning towards that Pachulia trade. 🙂 What do you think?

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      @Kris:

      trades are off. that jack injury though haha! dang! Down by 2 guards now. Jack out and Wroten, yeah sort of an uncertain player. HAHA! I have Norris Cole, Mo willliams, Jameer Nelson on free agent…

      Should I hold or what? HAHA!

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        @Kris:

        If you asked me that’s a season-ending injury right there. Like how the knee joints or whatever disconnects or what the hell that is. Damn, those Kyrie’s. They were not meant for the speed and qickness of a no Uncle Drew haha! Torn ACL you think?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Kris: Damn, yeah all of those trades woulda been solid now… Ummm, of the guys you have I think Cole is the most expendable. Tough to speculate, but yeah it seems like a ligament issue for sure

  27. Slim

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    Damn that Faried injury was scary…

    Does everyone know what time it is?!? It’s Shane Larking time! Not sure for how long but it’s certainly worth the add everywhere I think.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Slim: Yeah for sure, glad he’s recovering already. Yup, Larkin is defffff a must own

  28. Trul says:
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    I need rib and blocks and for this give my McCollum for BroLo. What do u think for season wise?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Trul: Sure that seems even to me, both have risk with CJ of a wear down and Brolo of injury

  29. Dante Green says:
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    PG – Lillard, Dragic, Larkin, Lawson
    SG – Fournier, Oladipo, Collison
    SF – Ariza, Carroll
    PF – Favors, Mleonard, Kaminsky
    C – Gobert

    I’m about to fucking lose my 9th straight match, thanks to injuries to Lillard and Favors. Both have been sidelined for almost two weeks now. And I’m like 123,456, 789 behind team #6, FUCK MY LIFE. Gobert still has no return date, Carroll missed like 36 games, and Ariza and Dipo are both useless.

    Team right now is guard heavy, never planned it that way. I was hoping to build around Favors and Gobert but the injury to the latter obviously changed all that. Picked up Larkin (still no news about Jack tho) and traded Wiggins for Dragic. My set of PGs I’m riding out for now, Lawson’s mins are fluctuating but he’s starting to make his shots and assists are creeping up, better days are ahead I think (18 mins each last 2 games is a bummer tho). Glad to have snagged Fournier off the wire, but Dipo needs to start knocking down his shots bcoz tbh he fucking deserves that bench role. Mleonard and Kaminsky are both scrubs but the wire is pretty much full of them. Would love to add a C who has long-term value but as I had said the wire is full of good-for-only-streaming guys. I might add Hibbert or pick up RoLo once more. Jeez, my team is garbage. 1/4 has broken limbs, 1/2 is a bunch of underperforming retards. Fuck my life.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dante Green: Yeesh yeah those two injuries really hurt, luckily they’re not long term. Well, at least we hope they don’t linger. Haha yeah injuries can easily derail seasons, once you’re at full strength I like your squad! Rolo is looking better, I’d prob add him over Lawson

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        @JB Gilpin:
        Thanks man! My speculative add on Larkin paid off!!!

  30. tokyofantasy says:
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    Hi JB,
    Happy new year from the Far East.

    Korver was dropped in my roto 8cat 13er. Is it worth the trouble to pick him up with my #2 waiver?

    Thanks for your comments!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @tokyofantasy: Happy new year! You got to celebrate half a day earlier! Haha. 13 team league, yeah I’d def add him esp. in roto. Any time!

  31. Larry says:
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    Happy New Year!

    My Team 9-cat 16 team 10-player h2h: CP3, Tyreke, Deron Williams, D. Booker (replaced Bledsoe), Danny Green, Gallinari, Draymond, T Jones, RoLo, and Portis.

    After losing Bledsoe, Tyreke and D-Will are suddenly injured as well. Larkin, Smart, Felton, and Cole are available, should I make a swap for any one of them? Also, Bogut, Jokic, and Noah are available, and Cody Zeller was just dropped. Should I make any moves? Thank you

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      @Larry: If news regarding Jack is bad, I’m thinking of swapping D-Will for Larkin (I’m afraid that D-Will might sit out games in the last few weeks of the season which is fantasy playoffs) or should I drop Booker instead?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Larry: Happy new year! I’d rather drop Booker than D Will, but Larkin is a must add right now. So yeah losing Booker there. Hmmm, Rolo and Danny Green seem close to out, Green is off a nice game though. Noah and Zeller are so close to those two. You prob don’t need dimes so Noah is out, might get Zeller for Rolo but close

  32. Tim says:
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    12 team, 10 cat
    1. Should I pick up Tim Duncan?
    2 Is Warren better or Tucker?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tim: 1. prob wouldn’t, depends on who you’d drop 2. I’d likely get Tucker, but if scoring was more a need I’d get Warren

  33. Hey JB:

    Trade question!

    18 team Keeper, Auction, Salaries, H2H, and it’s a FANTASY POINTS LEAGUE! I’ve mentioned it before…. if that jogs your memory.

    We start 3 guards, 3 forwards, 1 center, and 1 utility, and it’s daily, so depth matters, 11 start each week, 2 guys must be placed on IR for the week… so put your hurt guy there OR your crappiest players/flyers.

    Scoring:
    Points = 1
    Treys =4
    AST= 3
    STL = 4.4
    REB = 1.7
    BLK= 6.5

    I’m currently tied for 1st place but my team is a bit of smoke & mirrors. I have Harden, Covington, Monroe and KAT, and then a bunch of trashy players.

    An owner is basically out of it and selling preparing for next year. As long as you can make it work with the CAP, you can wheel and deal and do whatever you like for your franchise.

    He’s offering me this:

    $44 Bosh 54 fpts/gm
    $25 Gallinari 48 fpts/gm (always ouchy)
    $22 Terrence Jones 31 fpts/gm, but always ouchy and bad sitch in HOU
    $16 Ryan Anderson 44 fpts/gm
    $7 Avery Bradley 42 fpts/gm
    $22 Kanter 31 fpts/gm

    for MY
    KAT $52/ 52 fpts/gm
    mo will $10 JUNK 33/gm but not with kyrie back, he’s worthless
    Lance thomas $10, JUNK 20/gm
    Galloway $10, JUNK 30/gm
    I. Canaan $10, MEH 36 fpts/gm
    D. Powell $3, total flyer, MEH 25/gm

    What do you think? MAKE THE DEAL? Bosh alone is equaling better than KAT, but this is obviously about the future for the other owner, and me I guess! Ugh, I dont know if I can win it without making a deal, and this would erase all my low production guys and replace them with solid players, IF HEALTHY…. Galli at $25, IF HEALTHY, is a really nice value? If terrence Jones moves he could blow up, man I’m so torn, this is a big one…. i hate to make this deal in early Jan, but this dude could deal with someone else and then it’s not there.

    I’d probly rather keep CANAAN and let him Keep Kanter, gives me a little more cap wiggle room in case I need to make another deal, and a GUARD, im taking on too many forwards

    I’ve attempted to shop Monroe who is $35, NO LUCK, Convington has done nothing to help me recently even though he’s $16 on my team he has no appeal. Harden at $58 is ranked #1 overall in our lg scoring 82 fpts per game, not even considering moving him. KAT has that elusive “rookie with ceiling” allure and I can make a haul on him….. but next year and so on, I think i’ll look back, unless this nets me the title, and say FUCK…. lol

    Alright, i’ll stop rambling, can you weigh in your thoughts, keep in mind it’s fantasy points! Anyone else with experience in DEEP leagues, thoughts on KAT, this deal, I APPRECIATE IT!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Trophy Tony: Yikes, monster trade to break down! Yeah I think KAT at $52, while a great keeper, seems pretty pricey to build around, plus you build nice depth. Yeah for the cap space I like holding Canaan too. So it’s $200/yr budget right? In REL, Towns went for $56. He’s probably a little better in 9cat than in a points league, and it’s a 20 teamer with deeper rosters, so I think $52 is pretty hefty price tag

  34. tentyme says:
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    In a 12 team h2h weekly 9 cat league we don’t use TO’s since jack went down for me my bench players are nurkic, H Barnes and covington or Devin booker depends. My only 2 C on my team aND I have to start 2 are noel n drummand. So lil hesitant on dropping nurkic but hate to leave Larkin out there if he can help me out now more than nurkic… Thx for the help!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tentyme: Def need to get Larkin! I’d drop H Barnes first though, maybe even Covington before Nurk

  35. Mic C says:
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    I just dropped the elfrids hair for Larkin. I figured Larkin should at least equal elfs low production. Bad move? It was him or colly.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mic C: Larkin needs to be one of em. I’m good with that move, mostly bc of Skiles and not Elfird’s awesome hair 🙂

  36. TheJohn says:
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    Need a pg…

    Would u take ish or larkin?

    Plz help rank mirotic green fournier dipo?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheJohn: Close, gimme Larkin. I’d go Dipo, Fournier, Miro Green

  37. Johnc says:
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    Best guys on the wire include Jennings, Joe Johnson, Bogdan. With Jack’s shots having to go somewhere (Besides BroLo), what do you think of the Nets duo? Is Jennings a trade candidate and thus worth a claim versus the other two? Side note: my kid played with the Lopez brothers in high school. Quality guys so wish they could get on a winner!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Johnc: I think Joe Johnson is a benefactor – we’ve seen him have nice AST stretches before, so I imagine a lot of rock in his hands. Nah I don’t see Jennings getting into a great situation, he’s behind both for me. Oh wow, was your son tall?! Hopefully he was to hang with them!

  38. Kostas says:
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    hello and happy new year!!I’m in a 9 cat 11 team league and im mulling the following trade:
    My Hayward+Vucevic for Wall and Greak Freak..Your thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Kostas: Happy new year! Whoa, definitely! Wall is best in deal, about all you lose is REB. Def love it!

  39. jonny says:
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    Hey JB,
    Is our boy larkin must own now with jack out? I just dropped tony parker for him. Hoping they unleash him since they’re not playing for anything this year

    • Ryan says:
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      Oh boy, Jack out ROS? I’m scooping Larkin back off the wire.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @jonny: @Ryan: Yup, 100% the right move. And yeah, bad bad knee MRI for Jack, might not see him until mid to late next yr

  40. Jerry says:
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    Happy New Year, JB! With Barnes set to return tomorrow (hopefully!), I need to drop one of the following: Ish Smith or Ariza? I have Bazemore, Crowder, Harris, as my wings, so I have pretty good depth at the wing position. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jerry: Happy new year man! Wow, tons of wings! I just can’t imagine dropping Ariza. I like Barnes a lot, I actually think he’s the cut though

  41. Ryan says:
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    Happy New Year, JB! Haven’t been here in a while because of work and this complete blur of a weekend. Hope all has been well.

    Anyways, I came here because I wanted to know if anyone had the slightest idea what is going on with Covington? Seems like the guy has fallen off a cliff. It has been rough. Oh and of course, I also came to vent my frustrations with Skiles… Damnnnnnn you!!!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Ryan: Happy new year man! Glad to have ya any time, sober or not! Haha. Eesh, yeah seems like they are keeping him from being too involved. He can be cut in 10ers and some 12ers sadly, I can’t imagine a ton of mins and shots come back all the sudden. Skiles is the worst, SKIIIIIIILES!

  42. Jake says:
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    Should I trade Gordon Hayward for Kyrie Irving and CJ miles?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake: Hmmm, I probably would if I needed an extra G

  43. Steve says:
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    In a 12-team weekly h2h points league (no 3s). Just lost Jack so I picked up Larkin. I have plenty of guards (Paul, Rubio, Payton, Collison, Clarkson, Matthews) but only one center (KAT). Dieng just hit the wire (though I already own 3 other Twolves) and RoLo, Amir Johnson, Nurkic, and Darrell Arthur are on there as well. Should I drop Larkin to pick any of them up or is it worth being light at center to keep him around? I also have Carroll and Porter at the end of the bench, but from everything I’ve read it’s worth keeping those guys rostered.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Steve: Nah Larkin is too valuable to cut for any meh C. I think you’re right to hold. I would explore PG for C trades

  44. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    For the second straight week I’m getting screwed over by Yahoo and the damn IL spot in the REL. Derrick Rose was marked as injured tonight so I can put him on IL, but for Monday since he’s already played today. That means Monday I have an open roster to fill. You’d think that’d mean I can pick someone off waivers without dropping anyone tonight, since the move doesn’t effect my roster till Monday. But nope, Yahoo is still making me drop someone even though I have an empty roster spot on Monday. Which is great since I’ll be down a roster spot all week now for my matchup against the first place team. What the fu%$ Yahoo!?!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @A Hill O’ Beans: Hah don’t be too mad, you trounced Slim! Yeah I had that issue too with Gallinari and I cut… Larkin in an RCL. Ugh.

  45. Dante Green says:
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    Terrible frontcourt situation in POR, I should’ve known better. Dropping Mleonard. Stay with Kaminsky? Or stream that spot? Not feeling good about the idea of CHA going up against GSW. Drop Mleonard or Kaminsky now for:

    1) Amir Johnson vs. BKN
    2) Tjones vs. UTA (Dmo having back problems)
    3) Danny Green vs. MIL (better guy in 2016? Lol)

    By the time you read I might have already done the right or wrong thing! Lol Anyway I like that the Nuggs are just rotating the C position between Jokic and Nurkic, who would be better in the long run? Jokic was dropped a couple of days ago and is about to clear waivers!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Yup, at least Leonard was a Blazer I was against that was right! 1. Nah 2. Prob not 3. Nah. I think Kaminsky is the guy, sorry if I’m too late! I held Frank in an RCL or two. Long run it’s gotta be Nurk, hopefully he’s healthy

  46. Slim

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    So… Larkin or… hehe. I feel like we nailed this one. And I can tell cause he was already owned in 2 of my RCLs and picked up before the game Jack hurt himself in ended. At least my brother knew to hold him in our $250. Definitely helps ease the pain of losing Bledsoe.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Slim: We’re a bunch of nailers!

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