Julius Caesar was a successful military general who turned powerful politician in the ancient Roman days. His power became so immense that he was named “dictator for life”. Unfortunately, he pissed off the wrong people (i.e. the elites) and was eventually assassinated via stabbing, or as the kids be saying, “he got shanked”. Beep. Boop. Bop. You know what never pisses off the people? The Stocktonator. After the early returns from the three-year, $63 million contract given to Julius Randle, Knicks fans were ready to hive up and Twitter shank Randle. Then….

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30 7 4 2 1 1 3/5 12/17 3/5

The 30 points were a season-high and it was only the second time this season in which he’s notched at least one steal and one block in a game. Now, before you start mental masturbating, keep in mind that last night’s game was against the Cavaliers. Need more? Kevin Love did not play and Cedi “Not So” Osman started at power forward. Any wonder why Julius went nuts? For fantasy, Randle provides points, boards, and some dimes. He even chips in some tres now. With that said, the percentages from both the field and free throw line are poor, and he provides little in the defensive categories. As a result, he’s outside the top 200 right now and will likely be a top 100-ish player.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

 

Tristan Thompson

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9 5 2 0 1 5 0 3/6 3/4

Got the start and played 25 minutes. With Kevin Love out, Thompson was a popular DFS selection.

He is reverting back to who we thought he was. With that said, Thompson is still a viable option for boards and blocks. Just beware that the free throw shooting is poor.

Kevin Porter Jr.

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18 4 2 1 0 3 3/6 6/11 3/8

Made his first career start and played 31 minutes. Porter has been averaging 20 minutes per game on the season, so he’s getting some run. With that said, I can’t see him being fantasy viable even if he plays more because the shooting efficiency is poor and he doesn’t contribute much in the periphery cats.

Marcus Morris Sr.

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23 6 1 1 2 1 1/3 5/13 12/13

Lol. I can only laugh at Morris’s season so far, and that of the Knicks. He’s scoring, providing tres, grabbing boards, and even contributing the D! L. O. L! The shooting efficiency still stinks, though, and there’s no way this can continue, right? Buehler?

R. J. Barrett

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15 2 1 2 2 1 1/1 5/13 4/5

Played 24 minutes because the Cavs suck. After receiving a ton of run earlier in the season, he’s been averaging under 30 minutes per game over the past four games. The efficiency sucks….yeah, the Knicks have a type….but he does provide some points, tres, boards, dimes, and steals. For the season, he’s outside the top 300 for fantasy!

Mitchell Robinson

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7 8 0 0 4 1 0 3/7 1/2

Only played 17 minutes because? Class? Yup, the Cavs suck. You should know what lies in Mr. Robinson’s neighborhood. Blocks, boards, and low minutes.

Trey Lyles

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0 1 1 1 0 1 0/2 0/2 0

Played 11 minutes. Damn! Sooooooooooooo close to the Immaculate Binary Line.

DeMar DeRozan

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36 8 4 1 0 1 0 14/20 8/8

DeMar DeLights like this from time to time. To keep us in DeMemory. Normally, is DeMeh, though, as he will provide 21 points, 5 boards, 5 dimes, and 1 steal per game. To be fair, those numbers are better than meh, but the upside is limited. No tres or blocks either.

Jakob Poeltl

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9 10 2 1 0 3 0 4/10 1/2

Played 20 minutes off the bench. No.

Luka Doncic

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42 11 12 0 0 5 5/13 14/27 9/13

Father, forgive me for I have sinned. I ranked Luka outside of the top 50 coming into the season.

Luka is the #8 player for fantasy and a main reason is for the huge improvements in shooting efficiency from both the line and field.

Dorian Finney-Smith

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22 5 3 1 1 1 3/4 8/10 3/4

Got the start and played 35 minutes. A career-high in points. He’s played 35 and 32 minutes the past two games and has the ability to contribute across the board, especially in the defensive categories, but he’s too inconsistent to rely on.

Daniel Theis

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0 11 0 0 1 1 0/1 0/2 0

Got the start and played 28 minutes. Boards and blocks are what he provides, but the three-headed monster at center for the Celtics limits any upside. Enes Kanter palyed 5 minutes, while Robert Williams received 15 minutes. Those numbers were flip-flopped the prior game.

Jayson Tatum

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26 11 3 1 0 4 3/9 8/16 7/9

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The field goal percentage stinks on the season, but is he heating up? Channing sure hopes so. The dimes and blocks are light, but the turnovers are low and Jayson provides plenty of points, tres, and boards. Top 50 player for fantasy.

Kemba Walker

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19 2 5 0 0 3 1/7 9/19 0

Kemba has slowed down after his torrid start. The usage is down to 25 and the points are below 20 per games. The dimes have ticked up by one, though. With that said, this should just be a blip on the radar. Now, Kemba hurts you in field goal percentage and, although he does contributes defensive stats, he’s still a slight negative in those cats. Points, tres, dimes, and he rebounds well for a guard. Should get back to being a top 25 player sooner than later.

Brad Wanamaker

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10 1 6 3 0 1 2/4 4/9 0

Played 30 minutes off the bench, the first time playing over 21 minutes all season. Wanamaker can provide some dimes and steals, and could be getting more run with the Hayward injury.

The Suns scored 85 points at home. Devin Booker, Dario Saric, and Kelly Oubre Jr. all attempted 13 shots. Awww, that’s so cute. Booker scored 20 points, Oubre contributed 15, and Dario provided 9. The Celtics play really good defense, and with their ability to switch everything on the perimeter, none of the Suns players were able to get clean looks at the basket.

Robert Covington

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15 8 1 2 1 4 2/5 5/10 3/3

Played 32 minutes, which is the important thing to take away from this game. That’s now back-to-back games with over 30 minutes of run. He’s only played more than 30 minutes in three other games. Hopefully now the Lord will giveth and provide the across-the-board production that we have become so accustomed to receiving.

Karl-Anthony Towns

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29 13 5 2 2 6 7/15 11/23 0

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#3 player for fantasy. Me F’ing Ow.

Jeff Teague

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21 5 11 0 0 2 1/2 7/18 6/7

Played 36 minutes and looks to be finally healthy. The tres are still lacking, as he’s not particularly aggressive with his shot, but Teague should provide plenty of dimes and some steals.

Andrew Wiggins missed another game due to illness, so Jake Layman got the start. He only played 14 minutes and didn’t do enough to get a stat box.

Kelan Martin

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14 6 0 0 0 1 2/3 6/7 0

Played 24 minutes off the bench. Martin had played a total of 35 minutes prior to last night.

Rudy Gobert

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16 14 1 1 1 2 0 5/8 6/7

Top 10 player over the past three games. He is who we thought he is. Yes, we should crown his ass!

Joe Ingles

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12 8 5 0 0 2 3/7 4/12 1/2

Played 34 minutes off the bench. The shooting efficiency has been Down Under dreadful. 34% on the season and 27% over the past three games. He’s also not contributing the steals and dimes from last season. Granted, some of that has been the decrease in minutes and change in role, but still….he’s not this bad.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

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33 10 2 3 1 8 2/6 13/22 5/12

See, he’s human. Naw, who’s he kidding. G just does a couple of things wrong so that we don’t question the validity of what he’s doing.

Brook Lopez

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19 10 2 2 5 1 1/5 5/11 8/9

Back-to-back games with 5 blocks! He’s actually had another game with 5….

These are the songs I grew up with. Anyways, another game Brook had 6 blocks!!! So, last night’s game was whatevers. What really jumps out at me is the 10 boards. Early in his career, Brook used to get his board on, then he made some business decisions and morphed into a spot-up shooter. He’s averaging 4.2 boards on the season and he has only two games with over 10. What I’m saying is that don’t expect this kind of line on the regular.

Wes Matthews

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0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0

Donte DiVincenzoGot the start but only played 17 minutes. I think it’s impressive that he did not shoot the ball once. Unfortunately, his role on the team is to shoot so it’s a troubling development.

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15 4 4 3 0 0 3/6 5/9 2/2

Sterling BrownContinues to start for the injured Khris Middleton and played 29 minutes last night. He’s viable for as long as Middleton is out. DiVincenzo can provide points, tres, some boards, and steals.

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8 5 6 1 0 0 2/4 2/6 2/3

Lauri MarkkanenPlayed 25 minutes off the bench. He and DiVincenzo have been replacing Middleton’s minutes. Pat Connaughton had been in the mix as well, but he only received 13 minutes. Something to monitor going further.

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9 8 0 1 0 2 0/4 2/12 5/6

Tomas SatoranskyOutside the top 100 and shooting 36% from the field. Over the past four games, that number has been 29%. Buy low.

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5 1 1 0 0 1 1/3 2/6 0

Daniel GaffordContinues to start but only played 18 minutes. I had such high hopes for him this season. I’m a stupid, stupid man.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 5 1 0 2 0 0 10/12 1/2

Coby WhiteIn 20 minutes off the bench. Luke Kornet had nose surgery and is out for a few weeks. In addition, Wendell Carter Jr. was in some foul trouble, so minutes opened up last night. With that said, Gafford could get some run in the short term and could be a source of blocks and boards.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 3 3 0 1 2 3/6 5/15 0

Nassir LittleHe’s averaging over 15 shots per game over the past seven games! Huck em and chuck em. The shooting efficiency is beyond poor, though. 36% from the field. White will provide some steals and some dimes, but he’s primarily a points and tres guy.

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11 7 2 1 0 2 0/4 4/10 3/6

Damian LillardGot the start and played 29 minutes. With Melo set to join the Blazers today, we will likely be seeing Nassir very Little.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 6 11 0 0 4 1/6 4/15 4/4

Danuel House Jr.He’s a top 5 player on the season, but has been a top 80 player over the past four games. He’s been shooting 28% from the field and the usage rate has plummeted down to 23. Teams are taking the ball out of Dame’s hands and forcing others to beat them. That’s probably why the Blazers decided to take a chance on Melo.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 6 4 3 0 1 3/6 4/9 0

Russell WestbrookReturned from injury and played 34 minutes. House should play a ton of minutes and provide tres, boards, and defensive stats. The percentages are good as well. House should get plenty of open looks playing alongside Russ and Harden.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 13 10 2 1 5 3/11 9/26 7/9

P. J. WashingtonA typical Russ game. Counting stats up the wazoo, but horrible percentages. At least he made most of his free throws. Russ is going to be inconsistent, but the potential to mess around is there every night.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
5 0 2 0 0 1 1/3 2/5 0

The Hornets got spanked, 96-132 in Toronto. Bizmack Biyombo played 20 minutes and scored 13 points. That’s how bad it was. As a result, you know the deal. No blurbs for you!!!!Only played 17 minutes due to foul trouble. I’m not ready to put on the P. J.s and call it a night, but definitely something to monitor.

O. G. Anunoby

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 5 2 2 0 3 4/7 10/13 0

Chris BoucherReturned from the eye injury and played 27 minutes. The Force is strong in this one.

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11 11 0 1 0 1 1/2 5/11 0/1

Steven AdamsIn 18 minutes! Serge Ibaka is still out, which would’ve normally given more run to Boucher, but Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has entered the fray and soaked up 20 minutes of run last night.

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9 10 6 2 0 2 0 4/8 1/2

Chris PaulPlayed 27 minutes last night and is only averaging 26.4 on the season. He’s shooting 28% from the free throw line on 2.8 attempts! LOL! If you are dying for boards and blocks, Adams could be viable, but it’d have to be life threatening.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 3 4 4 0 1 2/4 5/10 10/11

Ivica ZubacRevenge!!! Played 33 minutes against his old mates. Over the past six games, Paul has been a top 20 player. He’s providing points, tres, boards, dimes, steals, low turnovers, and excellent free throw percentage.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 10 1 0 0 2 0/1 4/8 4/4

Montrezl HarrellGot the start and played 2o minutes. I’d love to see Zubac in a situation where he gets closer to 30 minutes. It is what it is, though, because…..

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 12 5 1 1 2 0/2 13/20 2/4

Yeah, let’s keep Zubac at 20 minutes. Trez is a top 85 player because of no tres (what a shame) and poor free throw shooting. Outside of those…..

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Kawhi Leonard did not play again. His third straight game due to a knee contusion. I’m not overly worried….yet….but it’s something to monitor closely.

Paul George

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 7 4 0 0 7 3/7 7/14 1/2

Got the start and played 29 minutes. He wasn’t going to score 35 points and have a 47.5 usage rate every game. The most encouraging aspect of last night was the minutes increase, from 22 to 29.

  1. Blint says:
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    Hey
    The formatting seems a little messed up. Next to the player name I’m getting the blurb of the previous player

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Hmmm, looks fine to me….on both desktop and mobile.

      • Tom Vrijders says:
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        Same here: the middle players are not right… starting with wes mattews up until kawhi

        • Aaron's Holiday says:
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          Same. It got confusing. I’m using mobile

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Ahh, gotcha. I changed the table format for the stats. It will be good going forward. Sorry about that guys. Thanks for the heads up, though

  2. Ace says:
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    Hey Son,

    My squad :
    -kemba /conley/ingles /g.harris
    -kawhi/ middleton / miles bridges/ lamb
    -jokic / LMA/ WCJ

    Need advice
    1. Would you trade kawhi for vuce ?? H2h, 9cat, 14 teams
    2. Strength & weakness my squad ??

    Thanks Son

    • Son

      Son says:
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      You’ve got quite a few players underperforming their preseason expectations. Strength is probably dimes with blocks being the weakest. I don’t have a problem with Kawhi for Vuc. You take a hit in steals but you gain the safety of games played

  3. Hamtime says:
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    1. Josh Richardson or Wendell carter
    2. Devin booker or Ben Simmons
    Looking for overall better player to own ROS.

    Thanks Son!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      RichardSON and Booker for me

  4. miles proudfoot says:
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    Do you think Gasol is a drop for Boucher or Andernee Simmons…or maybe just a streaming spot in a 12 team league? Im not sure this gets better as the season progresses. Thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Not now, as he’s been getting extra minutes with Ibaka out. When Ibaka returns, then it could be a viable option

      • miles proudfoot says:
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        Ah good call. Thanks!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Anytime

  5. Harden says:
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    Hey Son,

    Boucher, Coby White/Santoransky/Dunn, or McGee worth rolling the dice on in free agency? I’m in pretty good position + I like to build for the playoffs as early as possible.

    14 team, 9cat, H2H, ESPN redraft league (1 IR/IL spot occupied by Hart)

    Harden/Spidamitchell/Danilo/B.Clarke/Montrez/Danny sniper Green/Khal Drogo>StevenAdams/Kyrie/J. Isaac Magical Stats/IT/Josh Hart/D. Theis/Anfernee/Langston Gee-way

    • coochie says:
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      1) I’m a timelord guy but I feel theis will get the minutes thru willingness to be a role player (over kanter), and experience (over timelord). Timelord ceiling higher, theis floor is higher. Agree/Disagree?

      2) Anfernee is looking pretty consistent (for where he is in his stage of life/career) and to me it looks like portland is going for the finals (LOL again), do you thin Anfernee will play a major role – with the addition of carmelo too?

      3) Langston on the floor with Blake Griffin seems to contract the opponents defense, allowing Galloway more open looks with his deadly 3point shot but I know that Luke has been better on defense which would help the team a lot more. Any chance they run with drummond and blake on the floor covering d (while catching fast alley oops for easy paint points) and 3 sharp shooters on the perimeter? Imagine how entertaining that would be for the fans!!!!

      • Son

        Son says:
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        1) Agree. Time Lord is only for the deepest of leagues or to stream.

        2) I could see Simons getting more and more run as the season goes on. The Blazers love him and they’ve gone three-guards at times. With Melo, Simons, Dame, and CJ on the court at the same time, the D would be atrocious.

        3) I doubt it. Still need someone to handle to ball

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Love the names!

      You good as is. I would keep an eye on Adams though. Possibly have Noel on the speed dial

      • poopie says:
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        he’s taken unfortunately

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Ok. No sweat. Not a priority anyway.

          • poopie says:
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            Now the difficult part of considering when to drop him…

            • Son

              Son says:
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              For sure. It is the life we chose

  6. Hamtime says:
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    1. Booker+Wendell for lBj fair? Haha
    2. Drop Boucher for Gafford?
    3. Gay or sato?
    4. Gay or dragic?
    Trying to revamp! Thanks Son

    • Son

      Son says:
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      1) I think you know
      2) Sure
      3) Sato
      4) Dragic

      Good luck

  7. Jeff Aces says:
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    Hello Son-

    Monster Trade offer and I think I like it. I Am in first place in a 12 team 10 CAT keeper league – keep 3 lose next best for 3 RDS. Rookies are protected for 3 years

    I give Hayward/2020 1st/2020 2nd Rd picks

    FOR

    Brandon Clarke/Bogan Bogdanovich/ 2 2020 4th Rd picks

    • Jeff Aces says:
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      PG: Fox/Shai/Rozier/Aaron Holiday
      SG: Harden/Lamb/hardaway/danuel house
      SF: Antetokounmpo/Hayward/Oubre/crowder/Winder
      PF: JJJ/Isaac/Nance/ Fernando/Gafford/kleeber
      C: Jokic/Sabonis/Poeltl/Goga

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Sorry. I’m a little confused with the keepers. You can keep 3 players but then? Every player after that has 3-round inflation? Is there a limit to the number of keepers?

      • Jeff Aces says:
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        You keep 3 players then lose the next best player (keep 3 lose 1 for 4 Rds). Rookies are protected for 3 years so you can keep them in the player pool.

      • Jeff Aces says:
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        Should I do the trade

        • Son

          Son says:
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          I guess it’s fine. You won’t keep Hayward and can keep Clarke. BogBog boosts your SG. I’m not crazy about the pick swap though. I thought that guy was looking for a PG and assists?

          • Jeff aces says:
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            Different guy

            • Son

              Son says:
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              Gotcha

              • Son

                Son says:
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                You slut

                • Jeff Aces says:
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                  You know it

  8. Mr. Blast says:
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    AYYYYo!

    I moved on from Sato… I Hado nuff.

    Fultz coming of waivers tomorrow 11/20.

    Am I dropping Herro for him ?

    Bertans coming off Waivers 11/21

    I have the 4th claim… worth using ?

    I picked up Noel for Sato btw. Figured it was just a stream spot for now.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      AYYYYo!

      Lol. Pour one out for Sato. It’s a sad day but probably a prudent one.

      Herro for Fultz is fine.

      I don’t think Bertans is worth it but if you need tres, then it’s fine.

      Pour another one out for Sato. Hope Adams gets traded, but Noel is fine

  9. I Just Wanna Kawhi says:
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    Liking the new format, Son!

    Offer Jrich for Dejounte as buylow? The former’s high TO, atrocious FG and poor stls production are driving me mad

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’d rather have my RichardSON

  10. Jumponit says:
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    At what point should we drop Otto Porter? I have multiple players who are Out or DTD, and he hasn’t played that well this season

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I wouldn’t drop him, but if you are in dire straights then I could see it. Always depends on who you replace him with.

  11. Runfast says:
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    12 team 9 cat standard league

    Who you want?

    Favors+Kawhi or Ayton+graham+Wiggins?

    Thanks

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Favors Kawhi

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