So I had some friends in over the weekend, and they straight up Uncle Bucked me.  I have no idea if I can use that as a verb, and I do mean the movie, they didn’t show up and immediately get cancelled like the recent TV series attempt.  Well, I haven’t really seen either, but I think the point gets across!  They went hard and seemed closer together than my lame, grandpa ass.  Can’t hang like I used to!

In a similar way, when I took over Razzball Hoops, I sometimes felt like the lame black sheep of the family.  Grey over there at baseball was clubbing like that scene from The Social Network, this song was playing, and was talking about how a million page views isn’t cool anymore.  A billion page views is!  Then football had Sky then Jay running a party boat like they were on Lake Minnetonka.  But hoops over here was the ginger outcast, living like Harry Potter under the steps.  Somehow and someway, we went to Hogwarts and became as cool as those other Wizards (although, not the awful 2-7 Washington ones…), and as fantasy hoops grew as the best global fantasy game, Razzball Hoops Nation came along with us for the ride.  Either that, or you keep reading just because you think to yourself, “this clown is such a disgrace, he wears a jersey that says “Smart” and he’s the biggest doofus around!”

Like initiation into the Razzball fraternal order, we have a huge announcement.  Huuuuuuge!  Huge Gina!   Razzball Basketball now has dedicated Player Pages!  Wooooooo, drop the confetti, we’re part of the big boys!  From here on out, you’ll see player names hyperlinked with our own internal player page system that imports several layers of stats: Per game stats, per 36, USG calculations, game logs, season stats, and contract information.  Player pages also link to recent Razzball posts when the player was last mentioned, and coming soon will include next 7 days and DFS projections.  We’re going to be looking into the future!  Slow clap to Rudy for his work putting these together, and working with yours truly to hopefully deliver an awesome new tool that will overtake the player pages you use for your leagues.  And let us know what you think!  If you have additional things you want, things you hate, we want to know!  Razzball Hoops is entirely based on our community and comments, so let us know if you like em!

To mark this triumphant new era for Razzball Hoops, I thought long and hard about who to hyperlink first.  I do have an unhealthy KCP addiction, and slicky Ricky is oh so spicy, but why not go with the hottest guy in 2016, DeMar DeRozan!  Time Magazine‘s sexiest man alive has nothing on DeMar!  And nothing on those sleek player pages either!  33/7/4/2/0 against the Poppycockers, giving him 32+ points in 8 of his first 9 games.  Invasion from Canada!  While he’s obviously more than Wigginsing it, he only has 3 games under 54% from the field, his steals are at a career-high, and he’s likely going to regress a smidge.  I’m certainly not giving him away, but if someone thinks his poutines AND gravy are completely legit, maybe you can get a little more value out of him than he’s worth.  But if he’s carrying your scoring, ride this wave!  Here’s what else went down in fantasy hoops action, now with players linked to their Razzball pages!  Woooooo!

Gordon Hayward Why you can feel good about drafting injured guys if it’s only a little dinky finger situation!  20/10/8/1/0 on Friday night with a tripdub flirt, then 25/9/4 on Saturday.  He missed his first FT in that game though!  Scrub!  Shooting a horrific 6.4-6.6 FT a game for a paltry 97%.  And he was extremely careless to boot, committing 1 TO in each game.  Worthless!  Damn, what a weekend…

Derrick Favors The Gordon’s Fisherman might be looking at EVEN MORE USG (which you can check out on his page!!!!) with D-Fave exiting early on Saturday with knee soreness.  It’s the same knee with the IT band issue, so this could be a little while.  Boris Diaw also remains out, so on Sunday I added Trey Lyles where I could.  Even with Favors only going 6 minutes, Lyles only played 20, going 4/5/0/1/1.  But I think they want him involved, especially with this opening.

Nik Stauskas The Sauce is still only good for the deep leagues, but back-to-back double-digit scoring games, and he did this on Friday night!

That’s Nik friggin’ Stauskas?!  I don’t know if I take much out of one play, but dayuuuuum, the Sauce was tasty right there!  First Sixers win in that one too…  Trust the…….  we get it.

Otto Porter Andddddd, breathe.  Exhale.  The player I expected is back to being who I…  expected.  11/8/5/0/1 on Friday and 8/4/1/0/2 on Saturday.  Both are fine lines, but 2 TO in each, and it’s looking like he OttoCorrected his line.

Markieff Morris It’s been a little up and down, but a big weekend from Kieff, going 20/5/1/1/1 and 24/15/2/0/3 against Chicago.  Somebody teach the worst player in basketball (Rolo) how to box out!

Jimmy Butler Tore it up against the Wiz on Saturday, going 37/8/9/3/0 with 14-14 FT.  Wizards look like a mess, and if the Bulls can stay healthy, might make a solid little Eastern run!

Nikola Mirotic I officially anoint him “JB’s most frustrating player”.  Ridiculous near-rainbow line Saturday night for 17/11/1/2/2, with no TO, on 6-7 shooting and 2-2 FT with 3 treys.  Even Otto Porter is like, “dayyyyyyuuuummmm, that’s a good Roto line!”  And it came after 4 unusable games too…  Ugh.

Lucas Nogueira – Playing so ill from Brazil!  10/7/1/1/2 on Friday followed up with a nutso 6/10/1/3/5 line with no TO against the Poppycockers.  27 then 26 minutes in those games as well, and both with Jonas Valanciunas back from his knee issue.  Egg Nog has completely taken Jakob Poeltl‘s role/minutes (DNPs over the weekend), and even finished down the stretch over The Luminescent Lithuanian.  I’d add Noguiera pretty much everywhere while hot.  And if you’re a JV owner, you’re throwing up your arms and saying, “here we go again!”

Kemba Walker I ranked him like last year wasn’t a fluke, and he’s showing us that last year wasn’t a fluke!  40/10/6 on Friday night, almost besting the almighty Raptors.  Hit 7 treys in that one, getting him to 3.4 treys on 47% 3PTM shooting and 47.4% FG shooting.  Sure, it’s going to go down some, but his FG% improvements last year definitely look like they’ve carried over.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist After missing a game due to back issues, plays 41 minutes last night.  Talk about being careful with your injuries, Clifford!  11/10/2/1/0 with no TO – not huge – but I’m sure the task was to guard LeBron James, who had a pretty lowly night for being a King, of 19/8/8/1/1 with 3 TO on 8-21 shooting.  I love some MKG…

Willy Hernangomez Had a breakout showing against the C’s for 8/12/3/2/1, but shot 4-13 and committed 5 TO.  Got the run with that game a blowout, then went back to 4 minutes of nothingball on Saturday.  Would need some injuries to get PT.

Marcus Smart Ugh, makes me want to get a new jersey!  12/6/10/3/0 as the starting wing next to Avery Bradley – frustrating in a week where I needed IT2/3’s AST – but then back to a measly 9/2/2/1/0 Saturday.

Kelly Olynyk Olynyk of Nazareth has wandered through the desert, but may have finally wandered his way to a big role.  Huge Gina lines of 19/7/3/1/0 with 3 treys on Friday, then 16/6/4/0/1 with 2 more treys Saturday.  Along with Lyles, was my other big weekend add in RCLs.  That said, Poppycockers and Pacers are great matchups against stretch-big men, and Al Horford remains out with a concussion.  Olynyk, when on, is still a lot better than Amir Johnson though, and is easily their best PF (not counting Jae Crowder, who shifts over there sometimes).  If he can roll next to big Al, watch out.

Russell Westbrook After starting off mad hot, had been fine but not quite the superstar you needed, yet thankfully had an awesome weekend going 29/14/9/1/0 against the Clip, then 41/12/16/0/0 against the Magic, with only 6 combined TO.  At 3.0 TO a game, he could be a non-punt!

Pau Gasol Collective sigh of relief!  21/9/6/1/2 Friday, then old-man Gasol hung in there on a back-to-back for 15/7/6/0/2 Saturday.  It got to the point of “do I drop Gasol?” comments.  Whew, glad those are assuaged for a while!

Darren Collison Why Ty Lawson got another “legacy start” over Colly makes no sense (Lawson is such a saint!), but 38 OT-fueled minutes for Colly on Friday night, going 20/5/4 on 9-16 shooting.  No steals in that one, but they’ll come.  Lawson better not start for the next Kings game on Wednesday!

Al-Farouq Aminu After his calf flared up and it looked like a game-to-game thing, Stotts suddenly said Aminu will be re-evaluated in a couple of weeks.  Yikes, that’s no bueno…  Almost as no bueno as Meyers Leonard‘s haircut!  Oscar Meyers got his weiner into the starting lineup, but put up pretty flaccid lines of 11/4/1/1/0 and 11/4/2/0/0 with a trey in each.  It’s pretty low end, even if he got this one highlight dunk…

Omri Casspi only got out of the way because of that haircut!

Julius Randle JFC I curse my REL team sometimes!  With AST the narrowest cat this week, I joked that after Randle’s 6 AST debut, I was mad they dried up.  Then what does he do?!  Puts up 5, 8, then 3 dimes over his last 3 games, in a great stretch over 4 nights for my opp.  The TO are still a little out of control (3.2:2.8 AST:TO), but he’s shooting 54.5% compared to an awful 42.9 last year, and the blocks are a smidge up to 0.7.  It’s not really a full “breakout”, but I like the step forward.

Myles Turner For the love of defense!  17/8/1/4/3 against the Celtics, hitting 6-8 FG and 5-5 FT.  I was hoping the perimeter game would develop a little more this year (0.4 3PTM/per), but if he’s shooting 56.3%, maybe we don’t want him to step out!

Andrew Wiggins Career-high alert!  If only he got the Lakers every night!  Although, the Lakers have been better, so maybe I should leave the team-shaming to the New York teams…  Anywho, 47/4/3/0/1, which is actually your typical Wiggins-line with paltry ancillary stats in 41 minutes.  Did get you 17-22 FT, but at 77.3%, if you were deadlocked at an 81-82% FT battle, he mighta lost it for you!

Zach LaVine Sat with a sore right knee, to the chagrin of several I’m sure, on the pivotal Sunday night game…  At least…

Ricky Rubio …is back!  Love my Ricky!  Mi Amor!  7/6/6/1/0 in his return Saturday against the tough Clippers, then 10/4/10/3/0 yesterday.  Hit a trey in both, and played a back-to-back.  Seeing comments about him getting dropped in leagues was blasphemy.  Blasphemous I say!

Nemanja Bjelica Got the start with LaVine on the latrine, going 24/8/3/3/1 with only 1 TO and 5 treys.  Anyone who caught wind of this in time and can stream day-of got a monster game!  But, it was the Lakers, who ran their bench as much as the starters, and LaVine’s knee doesn’t sound serious…  Not looking to add him anywhere really…

Giannis Antetokounmpo Greeky getting freaky with a double rainbow!  Ain’t seen nothin’ finer!  27/6/5/4/4 and such first round goodness…

Nikola Jokic Exactly what you want to hear from your 3rd rounder (that is, if you bought into the hype several sites were pushing).  “Coach, I wanna come off the bench.”  Ouch!  Driving a stake through fantasy owners’ souls!  6/3/1/1/0 in 20 minutes off the bench against the Pistons Saturday.  Andre Drummond whopped up on Jusuf Nurkic too, who went only 0/2/0/1/0 with 2 TO in 17 minutes.  Not much better from either last night, with Nurk going 8/9/0/0/1 and Jokic an absurd 0/5/3/1/0 with 5 fouls in 26 minutes.  26 minutes and zero points… Denver is quickly turning sour, thankfully Nuggets fans have something for the emotional distress…

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Welcome back to fantasy relevance, RHJ!  20/13/4/1/1 against the Suns, and defying all logic, the Brooklyn Mess are 4-5.  If Kenny Asshat coaches this team to a winning record, I’ma be straight PISSED.

Sean Kilpatrick – I do love me some Kill Pat though, going 19/9/4/1/0 playing out-of-position starting PG again.  Contributed to his 4 TO – I think at natural SG those will stay low – but he’s showing adaptability playing as a starter, began off the bench, now running some point…  I like this dude.

Marquese Chriss Showed a nice little nip slip of a flash Saturday going 16/5/0/1/0 on 7-15 shooting, and did that in 18 minutes Saturday!  But then got fully clothed again for 4/6/1/0/0 with 4 TO last night, and fouled out in under 16 minutes…  At least those of you who stayed up got a decent-enough game to watch with the Suns hanging with the Warriors!

Elfrid Payton After his hair showed absolutely no bounce on Friday night against that suffocating Jazz D, he rubbed some Flubber in there and was back at work last night!  23/7/9/2/1 with 2 treys and nary a TO.  He did have to show SOME part of the Elfrid that holds him back (0-2 FT), and while it’s been inconsistent, the TO are way down and his 0.8 STL I think are going to come way up.

Serge Ibaka Revenge is best served with a Surge!  Ya know, the soda?  The one that caused kids to go in diabetic comas?  Speaking of comas, Ibaka had been sleepwalking all season!  Just needed to face off against his old Thunder compadres, and went 13-19 (2-2 3PTM 3-3 FT) 31/9/0/0/4, including banging the game-winner.

I’m gonna call Steven Adams “The Penguin” because he got some happy feet!  Nice to see from Ibaka, and hopefully this kick-starts the season we were hoping for.

Victor Oladipo Playing against his old team kick-started nothin’!  12/1/2/1/0, at least on an efficient 6-9 shooting with 1 TO.  But this is not the droid you were looking for.

 

Be sure and click around on some player pages, and as I mentioned in the open, let us know what you think!  I hope you ended week 3 strong and had a great weekend!

  1. your mom says:
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    yo. would you trade whiteside and ebled to get westbrook? 14team roto league
    my team is:
    pg – elfrid
    sg- fournier
    g- bled
    sf – pg
    pf – dmc
    f – chandler
    c – chandler
    c – whiteside
    2 util, the rest is bench – mkg/knight/dudley/noah

    thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @your mom: Hmmmmm, Roto it’s soooo tough. TO are killer, and I hate punting cats in Roto. Plus your TO are already really high. I’m prob holding.

  2. Zack says:
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    Drop Rolo for Lucas? Thanks!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zack: Hmmmmmmm, that’s what we call a pickle. I’ll lean no, but if it’s a shallower league, I do like chasing upside. But prob holding

  3. Michael Appiah says:
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    10 team roto league, 10 cat (FTM). 1 IR spot.

    PG: Steph Curry, Jrue Holiday, Jeremy Lin, Tim Frazier
    SG: Kyrie Irving, Avery Bradley
    SF: Wiggins, Warren, Kidd-Gilchrist
    PF:G. Dieng, T. Booker
    C: Brook Lopez, Embiid, Kanter, Lucas Nogueira

    Thoughts on improving my team? Who to trade off my team?

    I am thinking Bledsoe might be a good fit with my team. Would trading Irving for Bledso be overpayment?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Michael Appiah: Nah, I like that offer to get Bledsoe! It’s about even, with each having their plusses and minuses. Looks like you could use a little more consistency up front, and you have pretty good scoring. I would try to well Wiggins high for one more rebounding-centric big

  4. Lasandro says:
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    WOOOOAAAH, look at that contract info graphic! Man, awesome stuff and congrats. Love that I, as a reader, am growing alongside your growth. Wait…

    Awesome stuff.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Haha, we can grow hand in hand! I mean… Yeah haha. Really appreciate that man, we really wanted contract info in there, and Rudy made it happen for us!

      • jb was 100% behind the contract stuff. i just listened and made it happen 🙂

  5. Nathan says:
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    With nurkic looking questionable going forward, I need to pick up another big… Would you drop sergio Rodriguez for Lucas? Current pgs are Conley, kyrie, dragic..

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nathan: Mannnn, that’s close/tough. I don’t like dropping PG, but I’d be OK with that by chasing a team need

  6. v00dr00 says:
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    OOOOH WEEEEEEEEEEE – Kirk Cousins

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @v00dr00: YOU LIKE THAT?!

    • v00dr00 says:
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      @v00dr00: Also, it looks as if this may already be in the works, but team pages with their current roster and all the blue hyperlinks we can handle would be great. You guys have a real opportunity to be “a link to the past” and a link “to the future.” Sorry, that was really bad.

      • that was bad but team pages are on the agenda after i finish with daily projections!

        • v00dr00 says:
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          @Rudy Gamble: Hahaha sorry, but I appreciate all of the hard work you put in to make this happen. Huge game-changer and leg-up on the un-woke people in my leagues.

          • un-woke people. ha, i like it.

            • fitting since whenver NBA people think of Rudy, they think gay and black.

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @v00dr00: @Rudy Gamble: Yup, we have more and more stuff in the works! Wait, who is Rudy black?!

                • Slim

                  Slim says:
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                  @JB Gilpin: Rudy Gay, but based off Rudy’s baseball pic I always assumed he was black, and had a phenomenal fro.

                  • JB Gilpin

                    JB Gilpin says:
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                    @Rudy Gamble: @Slim: Ohhhhhhh I see what Rudy is saying now haha. I thought he meant Rudy Black as a second person, and I was like, wtf Rudy knowing more about hoops than me now?! He’s a machine!

                  • JB Gilpin

                    JB Gilpin says:
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                    @Rudy Gamble: Wait WHAT?!?!?!

                    • v00dr00 says:
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                      @JB Gilpin: But…is he?

  7. Banana Boat says:
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    Panic button on whiteside yet?

    Alot of people including myself drafted him in the first round but dudes putting up drummond/dj numbers these days which in all my leagues were >4th round due to FT punt. First round picks are supposed to carry your team but hes been pretty basic b*.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Banana Boat: Yeah I can’t figured out why the Ft have regressed so bad, after it looked like his complete change had fixed it… Hah, not panicking, but if someone was desperate for a big and you were solid up front, I’d def listen to offers.

  8. RicoSuave says:
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    Great writeup JB!

    12 h2h weekly points league…

    I need to drop two of these guys, who do you recommend?

    Thaddeus Young, Sergio Rodriguez, K. Faried, Mirotic, Dwight Powell, Terrence Jones or Danny Green…

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RicoSuave: Thanks man! Pts league, hmmmm. I think Powell is first out. then I think T Jones second, but it’s close between he/Miro/Green. I just think Jones is better in cats for the 3s/Stl/Blk combo.

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks man… I picked up Powell because I lost Horford and he will be the first one to go (hopefully Horford is back this week…) the second drop is a tough one because T Jones has the potential but has been frustrating with the playing time, same as Mirotic…

        Thanks again

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @RicoSuave: Ah gotcha, makes sense. Hah yeah on the Pod I asked Slim that question – Tjones vs. Miro – that made my brain explode. It’s a coin toss for sure, if you’re feeling Tjones, go for it!

  9. Justin says:
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    Is nurkic a drop in 8 person league? Thinkin of switching him for nogueira. What u think?

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      @Justin: Mannnnn, well Nogueria isnt likely a long-term play. Could be I guess…. Mannnnnn. I just don’t feel good enough endorsing this, Nurk has looked sooooo good at times. I’d drop Jokic before Nurk now

  10. Dusty says:
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    Checking out the player pages, it looks like steals and blocks are flipped around on the player main page. Went to check Ibaka’s blocks after yesterday and saw 0.1 per. Very handy having everything here now, great stuff!

    • good catch. fixed it.

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Dusty: @Rudy Gamble: Thanks for the catch, and thanks Rudy for the fix!

  11. Jeremy says:
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    Drop gary harris for RHJ or no? Who do you think will be better for the year?

    Thanks for the advice

    • Jeremy says:
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      @Jeremy:

      Also, are you considering making a razzball app, it will be cool to have since you guys are going to do player news now.

      • Two things: 1) We’re not getting in the Player News biz. Plenty of folks already employing basement dwellers to do that. But we’re open to incorporating their links if they like. Rotoballer’s news should be added to the player pages in the next couple days to go along w/ current FantasyPros. 2) We’d love to do a Razzball App but it’s surprisingly $$$$. We’ve put a lot of time into making sure our pages are mobile-friendly though. For the player pages and tool pages, we made a conscious decision not to neuter tables like others do for vertical friendliness (i.e., making every table only a couple columns wide) but goal is that all tables can be viewed in full when you tip your phone horizontally. But if you see anything that’s not mobile friendly, bang away in the comments!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Jeremy: I think I would take RHJ, but it’s a close one, and I’m sure Slim would take Harris.

          @Rudy Gamble: Don’t slam basement dwellers! My office is in my basement haha. Good to know re: App, I’ve thought about suggesting it too at some point, but I do love Razzball on my iPad

          • Slim

            Slim says:
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            @JB Gilpin: No comment required.

          • Slim

            Slim says:
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            @Rudy Gamble: @JB Gilpin: I’ve had a few ideas for a razzball app. I want games in it too though, like the 30pt challenge. I’ve told JB before that I think theres a market for it and I’ve thrown a few ideas his way. Basically a customizable stat tracker with real time games… and of course chat rooms so we can all share dick pics, I mean talk.

            • ha. you got cadillac ideas and we got used pontiac money 🙂

          • Jeremy says:
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            @Slim: @JB Gilpin:

            Oh someone just took RHJ, guess im stuck with Harris, pretty close tho, I need rebs and 3s. Harris will probably give more 3s and RHJ would give a tab more rebs. Oh well.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Jeremy: @Slim: @Jeremy: Yeah Harris is just fine as a consolation, they are indeed close.

              Hahahaha Slim, The Razzball App would be the Westworld or fantasy basketball apps haha

  12. Peter says:
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    Hey JB!

    Who do you like ROS Elfrid or Mudiay?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Peter: I’ll stick with Elfrid. Both will have their ups and downs, but I think Mudiay even in the ups hurts your TO and FG% too much to go over Elfrid

  13. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Liking the player pages – can’t wait till the Next 7 Days Projections are live, as I play a pts league w/ weekly lineups, and it’ll save you from questions like THESE:

    1. G – up to 4G of George Hill (Mem, Chi, @Hou, @Den; GTD tonight), or 4G of Josh Richardson (@SA, Atl, Mil, @Was)?
    2. F – 3G of Dieng (Cha, Phi, @Mem) or 4G of Ghostface Ilya (@Hou, Was, @Min, Pho)?
    3. Util – 4G of Noguiera (@Cle, GS, @Den, @Sac), 3G of Len (@Den, @Ind, @Phi) or one of the guys you didn’t pick in the previous questions?

    Pts league, big bonus for dub-dubs.

    • thanks re: player pages!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Steve Stevenson: @Rudy Gamble: Hah yeah, they’re gonna keep getting spiffier and spiffier!

        1. Ugh. I think I would put in Hill and go to the finish line and hope to get word he’s active. if inactive, swap in Richardson. 2. I’ll go Ghostface! Like it in Pts even with dubdubs something Dieng could help in. 3. If Hill is active, probably playing J Rich here. If not, kinda thing Dieng, I dunno if I trust Nogueria enough in Pts yet

  14. Scott says:
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    Drop Lee, Parker, or Barnes for Thabo this week?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: I’d be fine losing M Barnes for him. SAC only has 3 games I think

    • Slim

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      @Scott: I definitely assume Tony and Matt. But I’d keep all of them long term over Thabo, although they are all just streamers in a 12er or less. If one had to go, Tony Parker is done.

  15. Rubio is available in my league with a FAAB. I have about $96 to spend for the rest of the season. What would be the right amount to put down for RR? I have $13 down right now. That feel too high?

  16. twangus says:
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    What do you guys think of this lineup going forward (12team, H2H 9cat)

    PG- Sergio, Mike Conley, Jrue Holiday
    SG- Avery Bradley, Josh Richardson
    SF- KD, MKG
    PF- Paul Millsap, Serge Ibaka, Markieff Morris
    C- Gorgui Dieng, Jokic

    If things work out with Richardson and Jokic starts to remotely resemble a contributor (big ifs), I have a feeling this could be a strong lineup without a big need for streaming players.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @twangus: Yeah it doesn’t look bad! Even with KD though, you could use another scorer. Love your %s and low TO, actually FG% is a little low, maybe stream high-FG% scorers or try to trade for one?

  17. Justin says:
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    Of these 3 who should I try to get first?

    Pau
    Nogueira
    Kilpatrick

    Thank you for the help!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Justin: Pau, Kil, Nog

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Justin: @Slim: I, agree, with, Slim

  18. Zinger says:
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    Drop Nick Young for Pat Bev?
    12er 9 cat H2H

    • Zinger says:
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      @Zinger: btw the Razzball Players page looks amazinggggg!!!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Zinger: Sure I would take the gamble on P Bev there! They need G defense in the WORST way. And thanks so much man, a lot of time went into making them look great, really appreciate that!

  19. Dusty says:
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    Is Nurk v Joke now Nurk v Joke v Manimal? Faried has been the best of them in 4 of the last 5. About time to call this state as a loser for everyone.

    • Slim

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      @Peter:@Dusty: Don’t think I want any of them in a 12er anymore. Hell just go ahead and throw Juancho into the mix with Jokic done at PF. Yep we all lose, it’s a fantasy black hole until someone gets injured and Malone doesn’t have a choice.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Dusty: @Slim: I think the debate has fallen apart due to frustration. All I’ll say is at least Nurkic has a better shot to bank on our highest rank than Jokic to hit on anyone in the top-40s who ranked him there!

        • JG

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          @JB Gilpin: I have both Nurk and Jok thinking I had it made as one of them would swap having decent-good games. I’m totally striking out on that thesis.

          I think both can actually carve out decent #s at a time split 20-25 mins each. Part of the problem is that aside from the depth at the C position, there’s just way too much fluidity in the PG/SG/SF positions too. Late last year when both played, no Galo, no Wilson Chandler, no Murray. Now, Harris and Barton been inj a lot so far. That’s going to make figuring out a workable big man rotation so much tougher.

          I’d say trade Nurk to the Celts! 😀

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @JG: Ugh yeah that’s no bueno… I figured at least one would hit every night too! So frustrating… Nurk next to Horf?! Damn that would be a crazy defensive boost

  20. Chris says:
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    Great stuff JB!

    Trade question, all opinion are welcome! 2 leagues 2 different trade offers
    Trade Offer #1
    12 team league9 cats

    I was offered-Terrence Jones-Brandon knight and Bogut

    for

    Danny Green and Noquiera

    Trade offer #2

    I was offered-Beal and Ibaka for Porzingis

    Thanks JB!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: Thanks man! Appreciate you reading! Hmmmm, in a 12er that’s pretty low end. I think I would take the KNight side though, a little more upside in Tjones and Knight. And only if your drop is someone not very good. 2 – Meh. I think they’re trying to sell on a high Ibaka game. Probably holding there

      • Chris says:
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        Awesome thanks!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Chris: Any time!

  21. The Gintern says:
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    Woah, congrats guys!! Stoked to utilize the player pages, will be way easier to just click a link instead of having to open a new tab and search for someone’s ESPN page when reading articles 🙂

    I’m a JV owner and am planning to add Nogueira from waivers, despite my immense distate for actual egg nog haha. Thinking Matt Barnes is my drop cause I’m super heavy on SFs and weak at PG (especially til Jrue’s back, which likely could be this week!), but wanted to know your thoughts. Other drop options are Jameer Nelson, JaMychal Green or even the ugliest player since Sam Cassell retired, Evan Phone Home Turner.

    Side question: it’s a FAAB league that processes on Thursdays, how badly do you think people will want him if he keeps looking good tomorrow and Wednesday?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Gintern: Awesome, thanks man, and that was always the goal, really appreciate it!

      Oh man, you don’t like Egg Nog?! Get some rum and a shit ton of nugmeg, and I love that stuff!!! Hahaha poor Sam Cassell… Although I do miss linking his picture next to ET. I’m good with any of those 3, sounds like Matty B is from your position of most strength, so good with that.

      Mannnn, he’s a big add right now. Obviously you gotta gauge those games, but if he stays decent and Poeltl stays on the bench, then $10ish?

      • The Gintern says:
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        @JB Gilpin: When I was a little kid I was at some open studios art thing and realized that the egg nog I had grabbed wasn’t free, I hated it so much after one sip that I put the cup with the rest of it in my jacket pocket to hide it haha. Maybe it’s finally time to give it another shot…

        Cool, makes sense, that’s around what I was thinking too. Appreciate it!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @The Gintern: Damn, yeah if other drinks are free, egg nog might not be the best choice. But I am of course only suggesting egg nog with copious amounts of Rum and nutmeg haha.

          Any time!

  22. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Drummond doubtful tonight due to an ankle sprain of unknown origin and severity. In a weekly pts league, leave him in and hope he returns Wed. or Fri. for 2-3G this week, or replace him with 3G of Len or 4G of Nogueira?

    • Slim

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      @Steve Stevenson: Yeah can’t risk it in weekly lineups, I’m so glad I’m not in one of those this year. Dealing with injuries is so annoying. I wish I could replace him with Leuer but between those gimme Nog.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Steve Stevenson: @Slim: While I’m sad the Friends and Family League didn’t end up happening, I’m glad Slim and I don’t deal with a weekly league. Yeah gimme Egg Nog as well

  23. Bye Felica says:
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    Dope, it only took 5 years but we here now! Lol

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bye Felica: Hah, I know man, but we made it! Better late than never! Glad they helped overhaul how they look too, I’m really proud of the work on em!

  24. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    Drop Hibbert or Mozgov for Soloman Hill, Bjelica, or T. Zeller?

    20-team H2H 9-cat:
    PG – Bledsoe
    SG – Dragic
    G – D’Angelo Russell
    SF – Parsons
    PF – Anthony Davis
    F – Marcus Morris
    C – Kanter
    Util – Winslow
    Util – E’Twaun Moore
    Bn – Mozgov
    Bn – Patrick Beverley
    Bn – Roy Hibbert

    19-8 in first place right meow, so trying to keep the squad strong.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @SheriffMcRawDawg: Haha right meow, makes me wanna watch Super Troopers again. I kinda think you need the bigs for now, and things are working! Likely holding

  25. Jeremy says:
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    Embidd for oladipo? which side wins rest of season?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Jeremy: I want the process.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Jeremy: @Bye Felica: Wowwwwwwwwwwwww. I’ll lean Dipo still, but that’s a pretty great question. Gonna ask Slim on Pod.

        • Jeremy says:
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          @JB Gilpin:

          Thanks for advise.

          Yea..got that offer for my embidd, I have gobert for blocks so kinda wanna pull the trigger but im worried about oladipo’s production.

          With embiid, it’s health and mins concern, but he has looked healthy so far and should play 30 mins after ASB. I never have to worry about his production, but im worried about oladipo’s production, though dipo has less risks.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Jeremy: Well not to ruin the Podcast, but I did bring it up and Slim had pause… We’re both worried about Oladipo!

  26. Bye Felica says:
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    Now Gordon is getting the Skiles treatment by Vogel-asshole. I can’t win any upside gambles.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bye Felica: Frank brought out his V card! Eh, I’ll work on it… Ugh yeah, not a fun development. Magic are a black hole team right now

  27. RicoSuave says:
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    Hey JB,

    What are your thought on Josh Richardson? (points league h2h 12 team)

    is he worth picking up and dropping Mirotic or Danny Green?

    thanks again

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RicoSuave: Yeah def adding him, for the upside. Which to drop… Points league…. Coin flip, but I def want Richardson. Gun to my head, I would lose Green

  28. Hamtime says:
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    1. Drop okafor for tjones in a 14m?

    2. Crowder coming off IR soon and will need to drop someone. Let go of ish, Ilya, or okafor?

    3. Carroll dropped in a 14m – worth owning or move on?

    4. Mirotic ownable in a 16m? Please rank – Miro m. Barnes henson Dunn hield ROS

    Thanks!!

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      @Hamtime: 5. Drop ish for pbev?

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        @Hamtime: 6. oh wow, kidd finally makes henson the starter going forward. i dropped okafor for him in a league where i want to dominate blocks and low tos.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @hamtime: 1. Hmmmm. Like the upside play, depends on needs a little I would say. Kinda like Okafor still 2. Prob Ish, unless you don’t need Pts, then Ily is useless 3. Depends on the drop, but meh. Not looking good. 4. Oh def! Up and down but worth holding. A lot of needs based there, I would say Miro, Barnes, Henson, Hield, Dunn 5. Yup! 6. Hmmmm, I’m not against it given needs, but mins will still be low

  29. Marshall says:
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    Is Schroder and Nurkic for Porzingis too good an offer to pass..? Can my assists hold up?
    12 team h2h
    PG: Rubio, Schroder, Jeremy Lin,
    SG: Nick Young
    SF: Covington, Parsons, T.J., Durant
    PF: Dieng, Larry Nance, Draymond,
    C: Brook Lopez, Noah, Nurkic

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Marshall: Yeahhhh I think you gotta take it. You’re def then looking for another AST source, but that’s too good an offer.

  30. Scott says:
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    What do you think of Mo Harkless? Did he impress you last week?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: Eh. Hitting his 2 treys a game, I dunno if I buy he’s a block/per guy, very low AST/STL. Metrics will like him wayyyyyy more than they should. He’s Marvin Williams-lite from last year, low TO too, so very metrics friendly, better in roto

  31. Hoopla says:
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    How would you rank ROS – Smart, J.Rich, Tyer Johnson and Knight? Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hoopla: I’ll go J Rich, Tyjo, Knight, Smart. Mannnnn I’m giving up on Knight it looks like…

  32. miles proudfoot says:
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    Bottom of the lineup type question and just can’t seem to make up my mind. Out of these four, which two would you want: Jrue, Matthews, Winslow, Knight. Hate to just lose the other two but whatcha gonna do, trades are extremely difficult to make in this league. Thank you!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Damnnnn this hurts! Def Jrue, he’s a few tiers ahead of the rest. I think Knight is def out. Likely keeping Winslow, unless dire need for 3s. I think Matthews will get better

  33. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    10 Teamer
    PG- Paul, Kemba, Frazier
    SG- Booker, Pope
    SF- Bazemore, Covington
    PF- Crowder, Dieng
    C- Whiteside, Brolo, Gortat, Nurkic
    IL- Jrue

    Gary Harris just got dropped. Wes Matthews also on the wire.
    Like any of those over KCP, Baze, Cov?

    I imagine I’m dropping Frazier for Jrue at some point.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J: Yo! Hmmmmm, all about in the same range. Yeah Frazier will help make the Jrue decision easy. Leaning hold, I honestly can’t decide, all 5 are in the same range. If unlimited moves, I would be streaming whomever has better matchups the next few days

  34. DT says:
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    hey JB.

    you dropping taj or knight for Roberson, seth curry, etwaun or lyles?

    10 team h2h 9 cat

    G: Ish, C.J. Miles, Lin, Lowry, Steph, Knight
    F: Batum. Griffin, Warren, Covington, Baze
    C: Valanciunas, Drummond, Dieng, Gibson

    Appreciate your thoughts!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DT: Nahhhhh, I think I’m holding onto your guys there, but totally good streaming those spots if you have unlimited moves, for team needs by the weekend.

  35. #flytheW says:
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    I’m in a 12 team 9 cat h2h daily league. We don’t use TO we use FG% instead. I hAve never been in a daily league but I only have 4 transactions a week. Is it better to use these later in the week as opposed to using one on monday n Tuesday wednesday and saving one for the weekend.. is there a better stratagy ? And do you think Andre Roberson is a good steam tonight vs Detroit at detroit? Thx for the help hopefully u see this before the 630 game thx again !

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @#flytheW: Well 9 cat usually uses TO and FG%, guessing FGM is your 9th cat? RCLs are 4 moves/week as well. I typically save my streaming moves for Thursday-Saturday. I try to add only guys that have 2 games in that span. most do, but is worth double checking. Another thing I do, is try to have one move left for a guy I like the next week. So I try to use 3 of my 4 a week through Sunday, then one final add to prep for the next week, and cut one of the streamers I just used. Of course, it’s a week-by-week thing. Sorry I missed ya, def better with comments in the morning than at night!

  36. SF says:
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    my Mudiay for his RoLo (9 cat 12T H2H) go or no go?

    I do already have Kemba, Elfrid, D-Wade as solid options to slot in the PG spot, while up front I already have Towns and Drummond pretty much (Pau Gasol has been baaaad), but I do have Draymond Green at PF.

    I’m leaning yes at this point. Seems to be pretty even and it kind of bolsters my frontcourt a bit.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @SF: Hmmmm, well sounds like your TO are kinda high. I guess I’m OK with it, but I still think Mudiay can get better. I personally would ride Mudiay, but it’s even

  37. marimon says:
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    Who’d you rather have? Henson with starting role or Leuer. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @marimon: Really depends on blocks need. Need em? Henson? Don’t? probably Leuer, should have a more consistent role, even with Henson “starting” still doubt he gets 20+ MPG

  38. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Howdy JB and Slim. I just traded Harrison Barnes for Jokic. As far as bargains go, is this one “Used Car Previously Owned By Old Person Who Only Ever Drove To The Grocery Store 3 Miles Away and Is Just Getting Rid Of It Because They’re Moving To Boca”, or is it more “That Gas Station Tuna Sandwich Is Marked Down To Forty Cents For A Reason”?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: Love that buy low! I’m going to go more “with a little extra work under the engine and with a driver that will let him go over 30 MPH, it could be a slam dunk vehicle” haha

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @JB Gilpin: NICE, thanks.

  39. Mak says:
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    someone traded away millsap and cj miles for gortat and tyler johnson in my league. thoughts?

    • Mak says:
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      @Mak: also i got offered chandler parsons for d wade. dont really trust parsons but wade is old lol

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Mak: Ew. I hate that trade, selling MIllsap too low. But I would take that Parsons deal! Both have injury risk, I think you get more upside though. I know it’s started slow…

  40. Game of Zones says:
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    Drop Noah for Tjones or Zack Randolph ? 12 team 9catg standard league. i guess Tjones have more upside and Noah has a higher floor Randolph is just boring.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Game of Zones: Yeah I’d rather own something new. Ummm, I know he’s boring too, but I’d prob go steady Zbo. If you’re heavily favored this week in your matchup, maybe take flier on Tjones and see if he can get consistent run

  41. Dante Green says:
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    (I won’t be talking bout Jokic)

    Got an amazing offer: Dipo and Jabari for my Hayward. I know for sure this is a good offer but I don’t know man. What do you think

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Hah cool. And ummm, ya know, I think I like that deal. Nice buy low, get a ton of scoring. I think it’s good

      • Dante Green says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        I turned it down though. Hah

        But Dipo and Jab’s owner managed to trade them to another owner, which I vetoed. I’m not really a fan of vetoing trades to be honest, but the trade was so awful it was cringeworthy–Eric Gordon, ETwan Moore for Dipo, Jabari. I believe that owners should build teams they way they want it to be, but the swap I just mentioned was downright horrible.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dante Green: Hah all good, it wasn’t like a slam dunk trade to me. I think Dipo will get a little better. I am still against vetoing trades, you should take that system out of your league, tell the commish it’s obviously unfair, and have the commish talk to both owners. blind vetoing rather than talking it out is oppressive!

  42. COURT-VISION says:
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    Whats good Razzballers? Whats up JB! I managed to push through that trade i asked you about a few weeks ago, scoring Paul Gasol and Demarre Caroll for Saric, Ish Smith, and E. Gordon. Seems liek Pau is starting to pick it up though i wonder if my confidence in Demarre bouncing back to be a decent stat-filler is misguided. Anyhow i think i still came out on top so thanks for the sage advice.

    Currently Linsanity is in my IL slot and it looks like he might be back in a few days. I was wondering if you thought any of these guys were worth a stash:

    P Beverly
    Aminu
    Sullinger
    Ben Simmons
    Bayless

    Seems like Bev, Simmons and Payless Bayless are pretty trash-heap. Sullinger and Simmons maybe more probable but i couldnt find helpful info on timetables. I dont really know Aminu’s game. His numbers before injury look streaky.

    Maybe they are all best left on the wire…but how the hell else am i going to occupy myself if not overmanaging my hoops team?

    • COURT-VISION says:
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      Oh and PS the player pages look great.

      • COURT-VISION says:
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        Eh PPS!

        Think Trey Lyles is worth a grab with Favors banged up? Not a bad line tonight…

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @COURT-VISION: What’s up man?! Thanks for checking out the player pages! Wooooo, like that deal still! A lot of low end stuff, but it works. I like Beverley the best of that list to stash, thing is he’s about back himself, so that would require another move. Why the hell not, I’ll say stash Simmons haha. Not big on any of those guys. And yeah, I like Lyles! Lead of my daily notes this morning! Super behind in comments haha

  43. Thunder from Down Under says:
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    Man fantasy basketball can be frustrating at times.

    I currently own Oladipo ( probably one of the most frustrating players in fantasy right now)
    Aldridge – Why isnt he scoring and rebounding more?
    Brook Lopez -7 foot non rebounder and DNP’s
    Ibaka – 1 good game for the season
    Nurkic – No minutes,messy setup at Denver

    Also let Bradley go earlier in the season. Jokic is on the waivers but i dont think he is even work picking up?

    Cheers JB and Slim

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Thunder from Down Under: Hah, don’t I know it! Ugh I don’t have a great fix for ya. I will beat my chest that I ranked Dipo lower than consensus! Nurk I was higher on though, so I’m 1 for 2… At least those bigs are good FT guys! Haha

  44. 1st time daily league owner says:
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    IN a 12 team h2h daily 9 cat league, we don’t use TO’s we use FGM, FG%, FT%, PTS, 3’S, RBDS, AST, STL, BLK would you drop any combo drop who and add who if any ? Olynk, ZBO, t frazier, nick young for tristan thompson , KCP and tyson chandler Thx for your help and experience !!! I think I’m gonna drop olynk for chandler now since i have AL Horford hopefully coming back wednesday… so what would you do? Thank you !!

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