First off – F this snow!  Sorry about the delay with comments yesterday as my power was out almost the whole day and also claimed our Podcast.  What did we do in a world without power?!  Fantasy basketball would be mad, mad tough.  Dr. Naismith’s Fantasy Peach Buckets League!  Since we didn’t get to it on the Pod – be sure and check out the SideLeague app in the GooglePlay and App Store to play in their weekend contest starting tonight.  Download the app now, and once you’ve set up your account, enter promo code RAZZBALL for $5 free dollars!  And friend me “[email protected]” so we can smack talk our squads!

Well, the late-season injury bug has become an all-out Mothra, with Darren Corrison having surgery on a core muscle and is likely out for the year with a re-evaluation in 3-6 weeks.  With the Kings going nowhere, I highly doubt he comes back this year.  Obviously droppable in all redrafts, it opens up monster playing time for Ray McCallum and grandpa Andre Miller.  Of course Old Man Karl is keen to his fellow retirees, and has said Miller and Ray Mac will split minutes close to down the middle.  Ray in for defense and Andre for O.  Miller makes for an interesting add in 14ers if you’re looking for dimes and Ray for overall upside.  But neither quite crack the 12er range unless streaming.  Still would rather the “unconditioned” Isaiah Canaan or Aaron Brooks.  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy hoops action:

LeBron James Season-high 42.  Better late than never!  42/11/5/3/1, but another 6 TO.  Not that I would be complaining!  Because I own LeBron nowhere…

Timofey Mozgov Another game where Healthcare.Mozgov played well, but only got 25 minutes.  10/10/2/1/1 hitting 4-8 FG and 2-2 FT.  He’s an Affordable Care Add!

J.R. Smith The line is fairly empty (4/4/5/4/0), but the steals have been absolutely redonk!  Up to nearly 2 a game to obliterate his previous career-high, which is what happens when you can’t take labradoodles all game!  Only 9 shots the past 2 with no treys.  StealNOF!

Kyrie Irving Hurt his shoulder last night and breifly left, but still put together a very solid 24/3/1/2/0 line on 6-17 FG (2-8 3PTM 10-10 FT) in 38 minutes.  He said it was sore post-game, and is mad worrying that he’s already doubtful for tonight.

David Lee – Booooooo!  He got hot making my Marreese Speights stream call awful, as you continue to not be able to trust any of these Warrior-Center Schmohawks.

Enes Kanter Had a huge surging hot spot in the 3rd ending up with an 18/6/1/0/1 line hitting 6-11 FG and 6-6 FT.  It’s funny Reggie Miller and TNT slammed his defense, almost like no one else had ever seen it!

Russell Westbrook Monster game against Phoenix for a 39/14/11/3/0 triple-double.  Took more shots than Nick Nolte on a bad day!  12-38 FG, but salvaged %s with 14-16 FT.  Did hurt something late, so we’ll see if any knee or ankle issues crop up.

D.J. Augustin Got most of his stats early, but 27 minutes of 13/5/3 is fairly usable.  Sure a little bit was OT/no Kevin Durant aided, but usable indeed.

Eric Bledsoe Tried to keep up with the Westbrook tripdub fest!  28/13/9/1/4 with a mad-efficient 11-16 FG (2-3 3PTM, unlucky 4-8 FT).  Turning into a beast after unloading the Suns PG glut!

Brandon Knight 15/5/3, and still struggling to get the steals.  That said, more dimes should’ve been there as Alex Len dropped an easy alley and Knight had the dime of the game.  Hornacek is playing one of Knight and Bledsoe at all times, so Knight is picking up pure-PG minutes here-and-there.  The AST should be down a smidge, but I am still optimistic.

Markieff Morris There have been a lot of concerned Kieff owners (not just you Las!), but put together a huge 29/11/3/1/1 line last night, hitting 12-26 FG (2-6 3PTM 3-5 FT).  Multi-cat Markieff!

Marcus Morris It’s like twin intuition or something!  11/5/2 hitting a couple of treys, but looked mad hot out there.  Nice 23 minutes off the bench from the DeVito to the Schwarzenegger.

 

Streamer/Cheap Daily League Picks:

Kevin Seraphin (1% owned) – REL bias!  I’ve liked everything I’ve seen from Shark Phin Soup, and after the Wizards got clubbed by the Wolves last time out, I think they go nuts through 3 quarters against the Sixers.  Then it’ll be garbage time!  Kris Humphries is likely out with a bum hammy, so Seraphin is a sneaky big to use tonight if you have an opening in the busy slate.

Ray McCallum (4% owned) – As I metnioned in the open, I dunno if Ray Mac is quite at a “pickup and hold” level yet, but I like the matchup tonight against the Spurs.  Tony Parker has looked awful, yet I think the Spurs bring a big game against the Kings and SAC plays out the young PG down the stretch.

 

I hope everyone else fared better with their power last night if they got caught in the snow, and have a safe and warm weekend Razzball Nation!

 

  1. Lasandro says:
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    Ahaha I was so concerned about Kieff that I dropped him yesterday bro! And get this, I KNEW that he’d have a good game once I’d drop him and there ya go.. The bastardo went off. But I’m no longer in need of pts and wanted someone who could give me threes, stls and solid brds and I looked to his teammate, Tucker. And yknow what? I’m liking how things are looking for him post deadline. He’s hitting all the cats I’m after. I’ll feel better once Kieff puts up his next 9/4 line. I have faith that Tucker will out rebound and out steal him ROS, with comparable if not better threes

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Haha glad you saw that man! Nice yeah Tucker is good for those cats but you know I like Kieff. Those cats, I think they’ll be comparable, def steals for the PJ

  2. Clos says:
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    Jb what’s going on? So colly is done for me.. Ended up picking up Brooks but I just noticed this morning that rondos been dropped in my league.. I know he’s been horrible this year and the only reason why I haven’t put a waiver on him yet is because my %’s this year are horrible.. Like right now my fg% is. 446 and ft% is. 685.. My guards are Paul, Knight, Jack, demar, Brooks and I guess throw covington in there.. So you think I should try to go for rondo or leave him on the wire?

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      @Clos: and if I do go for rondo drop Brooks or jack?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Clos: Ugh, I can’t believe we still have medicine from the stone age and a slight sore hip it takes them like 3 or 4 weeks to figure out he needs surgery.

        Ugh, yeah I think I would still hope for the best with Rondo, and would drop Brooks. But that’s a toughie, I’m probably holding out too much hope for Rondo

  3. dom says:
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    Alex Len is a guy I’d want on my real life team, he full on sprints back on defense every single time and played hard all game through OT. All these young big men in the league I wonder who basketball execs would want the most long term.

    Tonight I’m starting Whiteside, Gobert, and Drummond with the opportunity to sit one or two of them coming off a back to back tomorrow for Len (off tonight) or Favors. Pretty tough deciding between Whiteside and Drummond to sit should I see how they play tonight or is it conditioning issues with Whiteside and he’s expected to wear down?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dom: Yup his energy is great. Really really impressed as well.

      I would probably stick with your guys. Whiteside vs Horford is a toughie, especially since Horf shoots a lot of midrange, I might go Favors in that one but would wait and see how he looks tonight

  4. Tony C says:
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    Unfort for me Brooks, Canaan were claimed on waivers and I’m still stuck with Stuckey at SG. He has been pretty hot lately so should I see where this goes with Stuck or would you pick up Ellington now. Clarkson is also available but he’s not availae to play SG which is sort of a priority for my team. Henson is still out there and I’m really tempted to drop Jusuf to get my favorite muppet! Thanks for the help and have a great weekend!

    • Scott says:
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      @Tony C: Sounds like a good idea. I’m going to do that myself.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tony C: Yeah I would get Henson, Nurk’s injury scares me and they’ll move him back slow. Stuckey vs. Ellington… Depends on if you needs 3s, but prob sticking with Stuck haha.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tony C: Have a good weekend as well man!

  5. Frank White says:
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    Wutup JB.. My team in my 9 CAT has been doing great since I left last place in week 6. I don’t wanna jinx it but I’m a couple above the playoff spot and have been winning every week. My players aren’t even that good on paper but something sparks so when you hear about the guys I’m gonna mention, take in consideration that they’ve been good for a while but my team feels like it’s crumbling now. Just lost Collison and picked up James Johnson cause he plays tomorrow and hoping he stay’s hot, Dieng has fell off and I’m scared he’s not gonna bounce back, Matt Barnes and sweet Lou has been killing me the last few games so I hope it’s not a drop off. I got Canaan hoping he produces and brings up his FG% and I have a wire spot still that I gotta change players on with a very weak waiver wire. Since that wire is weak and God forbid I need to drop one of those other guys then I’m in trouble. Any advise or at least a boost of confidence without telling me to take a deep breath?? LOL

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: Remember when you thought you were dead! I told you you had a good team!

      Ehhh I dunno if Canaan is a good FG% booster. ON a crappy team and shoots 3s, but I think he’s a good add.

      You’re a hot team and it’s been a good streak, you didn’t lose any of your studs, you’ll be good!

      • Frank White says:
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        So hold Barnes? Also do you think Dieng and Lou will boost back up?? You know what’s funny, For the past couple weeks when you read Dieng’s notes it always says that Pekovik will certainly get hurt.. I just think it’s funny that they dwelled on that.. Lol

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Frank White: Yeah I like Lou and Dieng to be fine, Lou will have ups and downs with his shooting though. Barnes I think can be a streamable spot, he’s not worthless but if you need stats for this week I’d potentially swap him out

          • Frank White says:
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            Thanks Brotha!!! I need 3’s and/ or blocks this week. Should I drop Zeller for Henry Walker?? plus I get an extra day cause Zeller doesn’t play tomorrow.. Zeller’s my stream spot

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              @Frank White: I would think there’s better options than Walker, I know he’s taking a ton of 3s but I’d get the blocks from Zeller or stream elswhere

        • Bye Felicia says:
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          @Frank White: Pek is hurt. Only played 2 mins Sat. Gorgi is fine now unless the idiot coach plays pek 35 mins again if he comes back from the injury.

  6. Fish says:
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    8 cat h2h. Got offered Draymond for my KMart and PBev and Conley for my KMart and Dipo. Which trade do you like better?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fish: Whoa, like em both! But def liking the Draymond one more, good playoff sched

  7. patrick says:
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    hey what’s going on guys, great post and pod as usual.

    i’m dropping collison:

    I’m thinking seraphin today per your stream call.

    what do you think of Lasagnas prospects? (that Denver big) i’m in a 14er and need an SF

    • JB Gilpin

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      @patrick: Thanks man! Yeah I like streaming the spot. I think Seraphin suprises. Glad The French Lasagne is catching on! Def some good upside for minutes for Lauvergne but %s and TO will be issues and I don’t think he gets stretched out to 30+ minutes. But if your %s are OK, he should hit all the other stats pretty well

  8. mike says:
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    Jarrett Jack or Jose Calderon ros?

    • Jacob says:
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      @mike: Jack, I think he will take his role back soon as the starting PG and get his usual stats back. Calderon is playing with poo poo.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mike: Yup def Jack for me

  9. Jacob says:
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    Yo what’s happening JB?

    I have done well so far and am currently in the BYE week of my playoffs. Although my matchup won’t start until next Sunday(9 days), I am fearing the worst for my injured guys right now and have been very disappointed with Bogut.

    Basically I am asking if you would make any changes to my team before the playoffs start. It’s a 12 team 9-Cat H2H with my team as follows:

    Kyle Lowy
    George Hill
    Dwayne Wade
    Danny Green
    Kyle Korver
    Chandler Parsons
    Robert Covington
    Langston Galloway
    Paul Millsap
    Derrick Favors
    Kelly Olynk
    Anthony Davis
    Andrew Bogut

    Our WW is fairly thin at the moment but Kemba is out there(projected to come back halfway through matchup) as well as D. Harris, Snell, Bass. Maybe Jerami Grant if he has another solid game?

    Thanks for all your help this year and keep that snow out of Seattle!

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      @Jacob: thanks man.. I feel like I was leaning that way, and reading about his mri settled it for me.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jacob: Yeah I’d let Bogut go for something else. I think Bass would be my pick even with Olynyk returning. Gives you that Boston PF/C combo locked up. Probably the only change I’d make.

      Stay warm up there man, get that title!

  10. alex says:
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    I’m in fourth place making the playoffs I have Bogut as my third center should I drop him for Amir Johnson and I have Jonas and James Johnson already or pick up Cody or Tyler Zeller or Brandon Knight Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @alex: Whoa Brandon Knight is available? Even if G isn’t a need, tough to have him unowned.

  11. AJ says:
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    With two nice back to back games for George Hill would you Drop Hibbert for him? Also There’s plenty of bigs on the wire like Dieng, Gibson, Asik, Robin etc available so he’s pretty replaceable, thoughts? Thanks

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AJ: Yeah def would go for Hill. Although Dieng is tough to have unowned, but yeah I like the replacement level Cs. I’d nab Hill

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @AJ: Why is dieng on the wire? Pek is out with a bad kankle. I’d want gorgi on my team. Jus saying

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Bye Felicia: Yeah Pek getting hurt again (shock) makes Dieng tough to pass

  12. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    I’m dropping Calderon. I need extra 3’s. Free agents are pretty thin, so who is my best option.
    Mike Dunleavy
    Tony Snell
    Henry Walker
    Jonas Jerebko

    • TheMuppetManiac says:
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      @TheMuppetManiac:
      Also Jae Crowder is available.

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @TheMuppetManiac: i just lost out on jerebko to a higher bid but grabbed crowder as a backup plan

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @TheMuppetManiac: Long term I kinda like Snell. Short term I like Crowder, but the F depth is about to get cloudier with Olynyk back sometime soon-ish

  13. jcg says:
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    Would you drop Canaan or Jack for Olynyk, M Brown or Barton?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jcg: Not the last 2. Canaan for Olynyk I would consider if I needed a C and had too many guards and could stash.

  14. Dante Green says:
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    Damnn.. That dent on wbrook sure looks nasty!! Out for a month maybe?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: I know that was nuts man! I saw it before the pointed it out… Already had the surgery but I think he’s back sooner

      • Dante Green says:
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        @JB Gilpin: JB is james johnson worth a spot on my roster??

  15. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Drop sweet lou or canaan? Pts league, scoring and %s weighted less than other stats.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Nice FT stats vs. assist upside. I’ll lean Lou

  16. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Howdy, Jables. I can’t remember if you written much about him, but how do you feel about Paul George as a lotto ticket stash? I’d only be giving up one of my two streamer spots, but I’m lucking out and going against a vacated team next week so it shouldn’t really hurt me.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: Hah Jables used to be a nickname in high school! I’ve mostly had it in comments and in a POd episode, but Slim and I both don’t trust big production. He’ll probably be on minutes limits all through H2H playoffs. I’m not huge on him

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Gotcha. I was tempted to use my top waiver priority on him, but I came to the same conclusion as you guys. Haha I think I got Jables from Tenacious D

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Clyde Prompto: Yeah I think that sounds right haha

  17. Kenny says:
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    Thoughts on Jerebko, Ilyasova, Crowder or Barton? I gotta drop Miles Plumlee and Jared Dudley

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kenny: I’d grab Ily. Jerebko and Crowder both stand to lose minutes when Olynyk is back. Jerebkop strikes me as just being hot, 7-10 in 3s these two breakout games… Not buying too much. With Wilson Chandler back, I don’t see Barton getting consistent minutes even though I’ve always liked him as a player

  18. matt says:
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    Which is the lesser bum lance stephenson or cj watson? Stephenson just became available

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @matt: Haha very well phrased question! I’d probably have to take Lance there

  19. patrick says:
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    Lasange (denver big) at NO or Mcgary at LAL as a streamer tonight? need big man stats, thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @patrick: Great one. All comes down to if Enes Kanter plays. He was off Friday and I haven’t seen an update for tonight. If he’s active, Lasagne, if not, McGary.

  20. mak says:
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    somones offering me marc gasol for my Ibaka. seems pretty fair to me. what do you think?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mak: Ibaka’s been really turning it around lately. I would have a hard time turning it down though, and their playoff schedules if H2H are the same. You get a tad more dimes and TO with Gasol, more blocks upside and 3s with Ibaka. If you needed that little boost in treys, which is fairly marginal and I think Ibaka’s 3s go down, that would be about my only pause

  21. Lasandro says:
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    Needing some efficient fg% and brds and have a glut of scoring guards on my squad. Been offered Noah and big al for my vuc and wiggins. Don’t need the big scoring as I won’t have a chance to catch up on those but I can still make some noise with %s, brds and asts. Thoughts? Noah is trending up for sure but how about big al? Overall, I think I only really lose in some ftms and pts

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb gilpin: Or I can hold on the trade and drop my E Gordon or Wiggins for the still available J Hill. My only concern with Hill is that his recent fg% has been far below his season average. Think he’ll end up creeping towards that 48% mark? Wiggins is beautiful for me but Gordon hits more 3s and asts (for now at least). Wouldn’t know who to drop between the two, even tho I know Wiggins s prob the better overall assett. Lemme know whatchya think of these two scenarios

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: Yeah the thing with Noah though is he takes a lot of jumpers and can’t create for himself. So not a % help. That said, i think the trade looks good given needs.

        I think the trade helps ya more than getting Hill. Although I prob would get Hill for Gordon on top of the trade. 3s have been nice but FG% is bad and ast are dropping

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        @jb Gilpin: Great advice man! How about Big Al? His fg% has been concerning the last 30days (49% and even lower in his last 15). He was an absolute inferno post-ASB last season and I was hoping to see signs of this happening again now but it just isnt so far. Vuc is def the most efficient of the two right now but do you see Al’s % getting back up to the 50 range? Thats kinda whats holding me back here.

        Think J Hill is gonna make some noise now that his mins are starting to ramp up? I remember you and Slim agreeing that he was a top 50 player before his injury

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Lasandro: Yeah, I mean 50ish, I wouldn’t say much higher or lower for big Al. Mo Will is playing well, but a little less continuity there it seems this year for Char.

          I think both Slim and I felt Hill fell out of that range after a good first month, but yeah I like him a good bit for a big that can sink FTs. I’d def say top 100, but I dunno about more than that

  22. AJ says:
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    Need to drop 1 to stash Kemba, Who’s your drop Dieng or Jack ? Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AJ: I personally would drop neither, but if I had to pick it’d be Jack

  23. Wen says:
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    Hi JB, which LAL PG do you like better ROS? Jordan Clarkson or Jeremy Lin? Thanks for the advice.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wen: Mannnnn that’s a good one. Lin is playing dynamite. At this moment, I’ll go Lin

  24. Lasandro says:
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    Well… Sht just got real. Jimmy Buckets out for either 3-4 weeks or 3-6. This is just effing depressing!! So I went to my shallowest league and immediately dropped him for snell. Meanwhile, is mirotic a must add even in my 8-teamer? I’d have to drop e Gordon, which I was going to anyway for a stuckey or j hill

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Lasandro: Uggghhhh yeah rough one. Ehhh not a must for Mirotic, I like Hill I think the most still

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