For a while there, it looked like the makeshift Memphis Zombies might sneak by a crazy victory in Toronto over the Raps.  But just like in World War Z, the Zeds tried to follow the humans north, but eventually froze up.

In his first start in the non-Mike Conley-era, Andrew Harrison was surprisingly capable with the added onus of driving the offense, going 21/2/4/3/0 on 7-12 FG (4-5 3PTM 3-4 FT) with only 2 TO in 35 minutes.  Looked good in transition, hit contested, fadeaway treys…  I didn’t expect this to get off to such a good start, and against the Raps no less!

It’s obviously only one game, and he’s not gonna shoot 80% from deep while filling in for Conley, but this was mad encouraging and you’re certainly grabbing him in most leagues off this showing.  He has already proven he can handle big NBA minutes – albeit in a more complimentary role – so I think this can work as a PG 3 or 4 on your fantasy roster.  On the flip side, Wade Baldwin played 24 minutes and went only 2/3/2/0/0 with 3 TO and 4 fouls, shooting 1-6 FG, bringing his sexy-efficient FG% back down to 31.5%.  There might not be a Wade Baldwin V, with accuracy like that!  Gus Ayonin’!  Here’s what else went down last night in Fantasy Basketball action:

Andre Drummond Was dominating the Celtics paint all night, because they put Amir Johnson on him!?  Dude, get Horford on the big guy!  20/17/2/2/1, and the C’s tried a few “Bang the Drummond, Slowly“s, but ol’ Shoulder Hair made 4-7 from the stripe.

Ish Smith The Pistons played mad efficient, with Ish flirting with a tripdub, going 19/8/8 with no TO on 9-12 shooting.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Sniffffffffffffffff!  Snort snort, sniffffffffff!  25/5/4/1/1 on 10-17 shooting with 2 treys.  My addiction paying dividends!  If only drug addictions really worked that way…

Marcus Morris – Had a lull a while back, but just puts his head down and maintains his role as a back-end fantasy contributor in all leagues.  20/4/3/1/3 with a pair of treys is pretty close to the apex, but he’s been solid!

Kelly Olynyk Because of course he would go off after I made the decision never to stream him again in RCLs and facing him in REL…  19/3/2 with 3 treys on 7-9 shooting.  Not much to trust beyond streaming…

Isaiah Thomas – What, no continuation?!

JaMychal Green Also helped pick up the Grizzlies slack, going 16/5/1/5/1 after coming off one of his worst games on the season.  Super Green!

Troy Williams – Actually got outshined by Troy Daniels.  The Williams version of Troy played only 28 minutes at the starting 2, going 10/0/2/3/0 with 0-4 treys.  He’s gonna get his steals, but I still worry about his offensive aptitudes more than Slim does.  The Daniels version of Troy got hot off the bench, going ThrAGNOFfy 19/1/1/1/0 with 4 treys.  While I’m not investing in any sort of 12er or even 14/16er, Daniels is someone I talked about in the Memphis Team Preview, and after shooting 48.4% from deep last year, is only at 24% this year.  He might have some hot ThrAGNOF value with positive-regression in the deepest of leagues, getting some consistent run with all the injuries.

Cory Joseph Playing some great second unit ball right now, going 16/8/3/0/0 with a trey and 7-8 FT.  Might be usable as a streamer in 12ers or a short-term play while hot in anything deeper.

Patrick Patterson Pit Pat, I love you!  14/13/0/1/0 with 4 treys, giving him multi-treys in 5 of 6, and 3+ treys in 4 of 6.  Actually has 10 steals in the last 6 as well.  3-n-D ThrAGNOF stream you can play at PF!

Julius Randle Teach me how to Dougie?!  Teach the Bulls how to box out!  13/20/2/2/0, but still turning it over too frequently with 5 giveaways.  After coming off a minor injury, he’s still maintaining his semi-breakout status.

Larry Nance – Playing as a must-hold in 12ers.  12/11/1/3/0.  Gotta love those PF steals!

Lou Williams The Lou is so, so sweet!  I always talk about his tough-to-find mix of 3PTM and FT volume as a guy who is always available in too many leagues, and in the first game without Nick Young, 28 minutes of 18/5/5/1/1 with a trey and 9-11 FT.  Although he is 75% owned right now, so it’s not like I’m having to defend him like in years’ past…

Robin Lopez Sideshow Bob become Main Attraction Bob!  8 swats last night!  Timofey Mozgov is like, “I thought this Razzball site said Robin Lopez was the worst player in basketball!”  Well, turns it you’re EVEN WORSE, Mozzy Bear!  10/9/1/1/8, and if you held strong through a meh start, you’re feeling all caramelly inside with Rolo.

Karl-Anthony Towns More like Karl-Anthony Cities!  Bringing it against the biggest city!  Monster game for 47/18/2/1/3 on 15-22 shooting and 17-20 FT.  The 47 was a career-high, and not calling anyone out, but I had a few comments/tweets at me asking if KAT is a bust and they should sell early in the season.  Nothing busty about this!  Just lean, non-manboob.  Poor Irishman Kyle O’Quinn getting torn apart, with Joakim Noah sitting out…  Then to make things worse, they had to put Willy Hernangomez on him.  Then just to make things unbearable, they had to put Marshall Plumlee on him.

#Mismatch!  KAT started 10-10 from the field and has a block in 25 straight games.  YOU LIKE THAT?!

Ricky Rubio Still not quite the slicky Ricky I was hoping for, but back up to 38 minutes last night on a 8/2/6/3/0 line.

Kristaps Porzingis Well for fantasy, we certainly like that the Knicks avoided putting the Poison Goose on KAT, don’t need him expending energy trying to stop that!  29/8/4/0/2 with 3 treys for the Goose in the battle of the bigs.  This round went to the Poppycockers.

Bradley Beal Scotty Brooks got a standing O from the OKC fans, but I think it was mostly because they knew he was bringing in a vastly inferior team…  31/5/1/2/0 for Beal though, but not enough!

Markieff Morris Nice bounce back after an extended lull, going 19/7/2/1/1.  I still kinda think I’d want the consistency of Marcus…

Kelly Oubre – Looks to have taken over the 6th man role, and actually got some burn with the starters for one stretch, playing the 3 with Otto Porter up to the 4.  Back-to-back deep-league usable games from Oubre, going 12/6/1/1/0 with 2 treys last night.

Russell Westbrook Just gets an obligatory shout out because he got another triple double.  It’s just mundane for him at this point…

Victor Oladipo Had a nice game as the Westbrook side-kick, going 25/6/6/1/0 with 5 treys.  The elite OKC backcourt bested the elite WAS backcourt!  V.O. was off a pure B.O., awful last game, so this is still tough to trust as elite production, night-in, night-out.  It was nice to see him get a team-high 46 minutes though (OT-fueled).

Andre Roberson – 2 steals, 2 blocks.  I’m looking at Steven Adams over there with 0/0 and 6-10 FT.  Regression fairies, swarm!

Kawhi Leonard Did what elite fantasy players do, grind his way through an off night to a good fantasy performance.  21/7/2/2/0 on 5-16 shooting.  Was 3-6 at the FT line at one point which made me want to pull my hair out, but then went 6 for his last 6 for 9-12 FT.  Like I mentioned in the comments yesterday, it was another game of tough layups he missed in traffic not going down which didn’t help his cause.  He’ll get out of it.

Patty Mills The Spurs looked AWFUL in this game, luckily Patty Mills was the difference and they were able to hang on against the Mavs.  They were sitting Pau Gasol, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili, but dayum their starting line-up with Dewayne Dedmon and Nicolas Laprovittola (?!) looked putrid.  Anyway, Patty stayed in his 6th man role, going 23/3/4/1/0 with 5 treys.  If you see DNPs coming for the guards, Mills is def worth a stream!

Wesley Matthews – Made some shots, hitting 5 treys and falling into a 26/2/1/2/1 line.  Really not too much else to talk about with the Mavs, they look awful as always this year.  Age is their Achilles heel!

Wayne Ellington Took advantage of some run without Josh Richardson (kankle that flared up worse during warm ups), going 22/2/2/4/0 with 5 treys in a whopping 32 minutes.  Hot Wayne!  Could be worth a ThrAGNOF look if J-Rich is out for extended time.

James Johnson Has been the most consistent Heat PF all year, and got rewarded with 33 minutes last night, going a rainbow 10/7/5/3/2.  I keep streaming him in RCLs and no one bothers to pick him up in between.  Maybe I hold for a bit this time…

Rodney McGruder Not MacGruber like I confused him with on the Podcast, but McGruDer with a D played some nice D last night!  3/7/0/3/0 is a pretty lowly line in 25 minutes, but with all the injuries, could be a 3-n-D stream.

Denver Nuggets – So weird, 4 guys tie for a team-high 17 points.  This team just has no alpha.  Wilson Chandler is playing consistent ball and got his 17 in an empty-ish line, Jameer Nelson proved me right though!  17/5/8 from him with 3 treys and no TO, you like that!  Danilo Gallinari got his 17 in a pretty empty line.  But the big surprise/sigh of relief if you’re still stashing was Nikola Jokic!  Jock Itch got some tough actin’ Tinactin going on that rash for 17/14/3/1/0 in only 24 minutes off the bench on 7-11 shooting.  On the flip side, pouty McPoutface got only 17 minutes for 4/6/1/0/0 and 5 TO.  Yeesh.  And the Nugs ended up losing at home to the Heat…  You can drop Jusuf Nurkic in 12ers I think now…  It’s just gonna take too long to happen, and if he’s gonna hurt more than help some games in the meantime, it ain’t worth it.

Dennis Schroder Das hoop ist en fuego!  Did I get that right?  Paul?!  31/4/9/0/1 with 2 treys as he tried to put the Hawks on his back with Paul Millsap sitting (hip – it don’t lie!).  The 5 TO are annoying, but we knew that would be part of his game, and while no steals sadly, at least got a swat!

Kent Bazemore Also stepped up, albeit in a tough loss, going 22/5/3/3/1 with 4 treys.

Tim Hardaway – ThrAGNOF poster child!  21/1/3/1/0 with 2 treys.  Hasn’t gotten enough burn or treys to be consistently streamable, but against the faster-paced matchups, can be used.

Brandon Knight – Big game from the BK Burger King, with a team-high 23 points and a close Suns win.  31 minutes of 23/5/2/2/0, that said, 6-18 shooting with 3 TO.  Coulda been more efficient!

P.J. Tucker Followed up his Super breakout against the Nugs last Sunday night with a 17/3/2 line with a pair of treys.  If I had an open roster spot in an RCL and needed some rebounding/all-around play, I might take a stab.

Eric Bledsoe/Devin Booker Combine to shoot 10-30 and score only 25 points, yet the Suns still get a W.  Basketball… Sometimes man, it’s weird!

Rip City – Used the Pacers’ pace against em, putting up 131 points last night on 54.3% team shooting with only 6 TO.  Can’t stop em!  Really everyone was efficient without doing anything that atypical, but I should be starting to love on Maurice Harkless a little more.  23/2/0/2/0 is still pretty empty, but 9-14 shooting with 3 treys and not hurting your FT (2-2) is pretty nice.  Maybe big minutes in a consistent role around good playmaking guards is making him take this drastic step forward?  I dunno, but my bad for not liking this guy too much for a while; he was a bad FT and 3PT shooter with inconsistent defense!  Apparently Stotts saw in him what I didn’t…

Jeff Teague – After not getting over 11 points his last 4 games (and shooting only 3-3 combined FT) 25/5/8/0/1 last night with 10-12 FT.  Finally some aggression!  He had been getting dimes and steals though, so not like he was a disappearing act.

Glenn Robinson III – The Big Puppy had a usable line of 15/4/1/1/0 with 2 treys and no TO, filling in yet again for Paul George.  PG13 has a sore kankle and back and might return this weekend.  Pacers don’t play again until Sunday at the Clip which George might be back for, so feel free to drop G-Rob III in all but the deepest of leagues.

 

I hope everyone had a big night on the heavy-slate Wednesday!  Shoot your thoughts below, and happy hooping, Razzball Nation!

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Johnc
Johnc
5 years ago

My team is at the top of the standings in a 12 team h2h, 9 cat league. But it is tight and I was on fire first three weeks. I was sent a monster deal (earlier post can be ignored as he altered it since then). I have RJax back soon so a three 4 two deal has some appeal. I like getting the best player but he is asking for a lot. What say you??

His KAT and Dragic for my Myles, Crowder and Howard

My team: CP3, RJax, Delly (is Delly a drop now?), Frazier
Leonard, DeRo, Crowder, Hood, Porter, Leuer
Howard, Myles Turner, Poison Goose, Adams,

Best waiver wire guys are: JaMychal, Korver, Tucker, Bogut, Marvin.
I might be able to get him to add Jokic to the deal since he has been disappointing but no guarantees.

John
John
5 years ago
Reply to  JB Gilpin

@JB Gilpin:

Thanks! Myles has been so good so I am leery but KAT has to get better as the year goes on.

John
John
5 years ago
Reply to  John

@John: so funny, I now have my choice of Jokic or Booker on this deal. Very excited. Which do you prefer?

Slim
Slim
5 years ago
Reply to  JB Gilpin

@JB Gilpin: Gonna have to start asking which Booker, the good one or the one in Pheonix?

Johnc
Johnc
5 years ago
Reply to  Slim

@Slim:

awesome comment! The Brooklyn version has been shocking to me. I have to make a tough drop….Delly or Carroll. Delly can’t shoot but nice dimes. Carroll better lately and like D stat potential…but lot of mouths to feed on Toronto. Thanks.

jonny
jonny
5 years ago

Drop RHJ or nurkic for harrison in a h2h 12er? Punting assists in this one so don’t know if its the right move.

jonny
jonny
5 years ago
Reply to  JB Gilpin

@JB Gilpin:

Harrison is more short term though right? ughhh tough one I’m finding it hard to drop Nurk still

Not Your Average Joe
Not Your Average Joe
5 years ago

I broke up with J-Rich. And with Terrence Jones. I can’t anymore on the latter, I just can’t. And for the former, we’ll check back again later in the season. I suspect Slim checks on him nightly, though.

So I replaced J-Rich with KCP (YAY) and Jones with Harlkless (SOLID). Then I nonetheless played Collison over KCP. You know what Grey would say? SONOVABENCH

Q1. I think Conley may be a hold, so I’m not quite giving up on the season yet. But I still wonder if dishing out Conley and Rolo for Embiid, a scrub, and maybe a pick swap (like 4th for 7th) would be something to consider as a long term move or if it’d be too expensive. (Also, what’s the deal with RoLo’s FG%? Way too low for a center.)

Q2. How aggressively should I be trying to sell Beal? Think he keeps this up? Is he going to the Kings? Think his health holds up? As you said before the season, I want to trust the Wizards for giving him that huge contract and assume they wouldn’t do that unless the top 5 doctors in the world or something swore on a holy book that Beal was fine. Still. His value may not get much higher. I just don’t know what I should be looking to as an upgrade.

10-team league: Lowry, Collison, Conley, Beal, KCP, Batum, Harkless, Millsap, Zingis, Gobert, RoLo

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

Das hoop ist en fuego!
Except for mixing up the languages, pretty good!

PHIL
PHIL
5 years ago

Would you drop Lamb or Nurkic to pick up Oubre ? or not at all ?

MJC
MJC
5 years ago

Suuup bruhs,
Do you think Teague’s steals are going to hold around that 2 range? Looking to improve in that cat and thinking about floating out a shroeder offer. Can’t stand his anemic steals from a guard it’s so annoying.
CJ Mac, what do you think about his fg% improvement, for realsies or nah? Cuz he’s ranked pretty high, wondering if I should also use him in a trade to improve my steals. Maybe like CJ + something for PG13?

Purdman
Purdman
5 years ago

I’m in an 8 team h2h 9 cat league, and Jokic, KCP, Ish Smith, Kanter and Harkless are free agents.

My team’s least crucial players are Jabari Parker, Trevor Booker, Clint Capela and Alex Len.

Would you drop any of my guys for any of the free agents?

Justin
Justin
5 years ago

in a 9 cat h2h. I’m thinking of picking up Harrison. But don’t know who to drop. Here’s my team: steph, kemba, Lowry, whiteside, gobert, Thad, jamychal green, Schroeder, crowder, Tobias, dieng, wade, Trevor booker.

Thoughts?

Justin
Justin
5 years ago
Reply to  JB Gilpin

@JB Gilpin: haha so tempted. Pull the trigger?

lexhol
lexhol
5 years ago

Cheers again for the great work fellas! I’m off to a pretty good start, but with my PG depth and his inconsistency, I decided to deal Dennis Schroder for Favors. (Of course it was accepted on the heels of his game last night). How do you feel about this trade with the rest of my roster in mind? Thanks!

Westbrook, Lowry, Kemba, Lou Williams, Rubio,
DWade, Josh Richardson, Rodney Hood, Jamal Murray,
Parsons(IL), Trevor Booker, JaMychal Green, Favors
DeAndre Jordan, Andre Drummond

lexhol
lexhol
5 years ago
Reply to  JB Gilpin

@JB Gilpin:
Much appreciated. I agree it’s certainly risky, but hopeful I won’t be lamenting a month from now. Ha! We’ll see. with 11-cats (typical 9, plus FTM & 3PT%) I feel like Favors won’t hurt me as much and fills a void. I like the idea of a throw in but nobody else on his roster (Ryan Anderson, Len, DeAngelo Russell, various out of reach and injured guys) really qualifies to me.

lexhol
lexhol
5 years ago
Reply to  JB Gilpin

@JB Gilpin:
Hope we hear some good news soon my man!

v00dr00
v00dr00
5 years ago

How could you be Moe Harklessss?!

Lasandro
Lasandro
5 years ago
Reply to  v00dr00

@v00dr00: ha, excellent! That’ll be stuck in my head now

Jake
Jake
5 years ago

would you drop bayless for andrew harrison? i’m liking bayless for his rest of season value as the starter on a poop team.

Slim
Slim
5 years ago
Reply to  Jake

@Jake: I’d go ahead and make the move. I don’t think Bayless is going to be a 12er worthy guy. He’s in a direct timeshare with Sergio right now and it sounds like Simmons will be back and he’s going to absorb the majority of the ball handling.

james
james
5 years ago
Reply to  Slim

@Slim:
in a 12 team h2h, weekly lineups. Is Ben Simmons a stash?

Slim
Slim
5 years ago
Reply to  james

@james: If you can continue to run out a healthy lineup and stash him I do think it’ll be worth it in the long run.

decaf
decaf
5 years ago

Hi JB/Slim,
Kawhi owner just made him available.
He rejected Brook + Batum from me.
Thinking of this offer: Aldridge, Batum, Bradley for Kawhi.
12-team 9-cat roto
Too much? I have Tyreke and RJax coming back, I need roster spots, but I may be giving away more value.

Jake
Jake
5 years ago
Reply to  decaf

@decaf: way too much to give for kawhi. i wouldnt give more than brook and batum

decaf
decaf
5 years ago
Reply to  JB Gilpin

@JB Gilpin:
Thanks JB/Jack for the replies!

J
J
5 years ago

Hey JB,

10 teamer (10 Cat w/ Off and def rebs)
Paul, Kemba, Jrue
Booker, KCP
Crowder, Bazemore
Dieng, Monroe
Whiteside, Brolo, Gortat, Nurk

ZBo and Monta just got dropped this morning.

Who does Nurk go for:
-Marcus Morris, ZBo, Monta, Covington, Nance, Ilyasova, CZeller, Len, Leuer

I guess Monroes next on the cutlist but I BELIEVE.

Thanks!

dle
dle
5 years ago

Hey guys,
My team (12 team, 9 cat, H2H)has been getting killed lately and the injuries are piling up. I like Murray’s and Nurkics upside but I am looking at Nance for rebs. Do I drop one of them or drop Bogut with the way Dallas is playing? Thanks!

Kyrie Irving Cle – PG,SG

Jamal Murray Den – SG

Josh Richardson Mia – SG,SF

Chandler Parsons Mem – SF,PF

Marc Gasol Mem – C

Andrew Bogut Dal – C

Markieff Morris Was – SF,PF,C

Thaddeus Young Ind – SF,PF

D’Angelo Russell LAL – PG

Tobias Harris Det – SF,PF

Jusuf Nurkic Den – C

Anthony Davis NO – PF,C

Tyreke Evans NO – PG,SG IR

Ryan
Ryan
5 years ago

That Isaiah play was sick. Good game for him in a tough loss. His efficiency made up for the empty stat line.

The Conley injury hit me pretty hard. I’ve been trying to sell him hard during the past few weeks, but got greedy trying to extract max value because he was playing like a top 30 player again. Stupid me, I had a feeling it was only a matter of time before something like this happened.. I shoulda taken the Tobias Harris swap that was offered to me. I was worried that he’d face a drop in prod once R-Jax returns, but I feel much more confident that the Pistons want him to play a prominent role in their offense going forward after watching a couple of their games.

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
5 years ago

JB & Slim,

I’ve got an owner desperately pursuing some of my keepers…problem is that he wants the ones that I won’t give up (Giannis & Curry). What type of return would you move CP3 for out of this group?

Teague, Gay, Embiiiiiid, Simmons, Wiggins, Beal, Horford

My team is:
G – Curry, CP-3, Giannis, Hayward, Delly, Korver, A. Harrison
F/C- Hassan, Nurkic, Tobias, Covington, Randle
Injured/Out – Z-bo, Lin, Bayless, J-Rich

Was thinking of trying to get Simmons + Embiiiiiid if I consider a deal.

What do you think, dudes?

a bag of sand
a bag of sand
5 years ago

Sell high on Schroder?

11 tm 9 cat roto (inc DD, exc TO’s)
Give Aldrige and Lowry for Giannis?
Have CP3 as my only other PG.

Dusty
Dusty
5 years ago

How would you rank these guys on a punt-ft team (12 team h2h)looking for 3s/pts/ast/steals help: Matt Barnes, Carroll, Mudiay, RHJ
I have a moves cap so streaming isn’t a good option.
Thanks!

Doctor G
Doctor G
5 years ago

JB! What it do?! I’m with you on not trusting Dipo, and with his recent “surge” of good games (hes ranked 8th overall in Yahoo over the last 2 weeks!), I really would like to seize this opportunity and sell high on him, but the problem is many owners in my league also seem a little weary of Dips What do you think I should be targetting in return? Is someone like Bledsoe straight up for Oladipo too risky, given that Bled doesn’t shoot as many 3s and thats something I need? Or should I try and go higher? Much appreciated my man!

rhirano
rhirano
5 years ago

How do you feel about Will Barton? My team is in need of a few extra threes, boards, and steals as well as some scoring punch and I was thinking of dropping Barton for one of Demarre Carroll, Larry Nance, Patty Mills, or Nik Stauskas

Tony C
Tony C
5 years ago

Hey JB great write up today! Unfortunately I own both Nurkic and Pau Gasol. Who should I pick up to replace them among Henson, C.Zeller, Kaminsky, Henson, Okafor and Leuer?

Marshall
Marshall
5 years ago

How would you rank these point guards? Is there any big dropoff between them?
Dragic, Holiday, Teague, Schroder

miles proudfoot
miles proudfoot
5 years ago

Alright, I’ve gotta be done with Nurk at this point and most likely TJones. It’s not them, it’s me. We had some good times, but I just need some consistency in my life right now.

I need to target F/C’s to replace their position and am guard heavy. Also could use scoring, 3s and fg% as higher priorities for cats. How would you rank or who would you take to replace, this is my order (thinking more longer term)…

Harkless, Marcus Morris, Plumlee, PJ Tucker, JaMychal Green.
Tyson Chandler and Kilpatrick are also out there.
When Winslow returns, is he ahead of all of these guys?

Thanks!

choosediy
choosediy
5 years ago

After that slow start for KCP, he’s just been killing it lately. Had me worried there for a second, but count me addicted as well.

What are your thoughts on stashing Noel? He’s going through practice and his return looks near. I sort of want to swap him for Nurkic. From one headache to possibly another headache. My other drop would be J Rich.

v00dr00
v00dr00
5 years ago

Is Horford for McCollum not good enough in dynasty? Gut says nope!

Kostas
Kostas
5 years ago

Trying to float some offers trying to sell Frazier(kinda scared for the inevitable return of tyreke)…should i legitimately be scared? if yes,what tier of players you guys think i should target?(it’s a 11 man 9-cat roto and i kinda need ft% but i dont target any specific category) …Thanks!

Zinger
Zinger
5 years ago

I’m looking to improve my REB and STLs. Here is my current team: Harden, Porzingis, Kemba, Horford, Dipo, G Hill, Hood, Taj, Biyombo, Leuer, Kaminsky, Jameer, Kilpatrick, (IL)Winslow.
I’m surprised Biyombo isn’t rebounding well even tho the mins are there, maybe because of the guys around him? I just picked up Leuer, he should be decent for 6-8 reb a game. Maybe I’m okay? I do feel like I’m lacking in STLs tho.
Who would be a fair target for trade?

Thanks!

Toni Vidal Ribes
Toni Vidal Ribes
5 years ago

Hi guys!

I´m going crazy for my FG% and 3´s and 3%, but I think I´m paying too much for CJ McCollum if I give Knight, Parsons and Nurkic.

Are you agree or you go for the best player of the trade?

Dinasty-12er-roto-11cat.

Thanks

JJ
JJ
5 years ago

Looking for later this year upside, would you drop

Frazier, Terrence J, Seth Curry ?

FAs:
Ben Simmons,Harrison, TJ Warren, Nance

Fahed Misho
Fahed Misho
5 years ago

My Team in a 9 cat Standard league with a weekly lock.

Lebron
Whiteside
Lowry
Conley IR
M. Turner
D. Russell IR
G. Hill IR
Jokic
Embiid
TJ Warren IR
MKG
Redick

Do you think I should drop Conley, We do have a IR spot but I currently have 4 eligible IR players.

Lasandro
Lasandro
5 years ago

God I hate Kidd. Why the F didn’t he start Henson from the start of the season?! I could’ve picked him up last night in my shallow but was weary considering who the Bucks coach is. Now look at what Muppet Man is doing.. 🙁 Hope he gets played for 7min the next time out, so he gets dropped.

Lasandro
Lasandro
5 years ago
Reply to  Lasandro

@JB Gilpin: haha I bet you are. I love the dude’s game – ever since that epic little stint he had two season ago – but that coach of theirs is out of his mind when it comes to rotations.

I know I asked this before, but in a vacuum, are Harden, AD and KD (maybe Russ and Giannis, too) interchangeable as the #1 fantasy player in a 14 cat roto? KD’s D stats are elite and if my assists are safe elsewhere, would it be ok swapping my Beard for him? That volume shooting % with D stats are phenomenal, as are AD’s. If you were to rank these guys in my format, I’d be curious to see where you’d go.

REL talk eh? Yeah, Giannis and KAT aren’t too bad, I guess.

COURT-VISION
COURT-VISION
5 years ago

Whats cracking JB?

My team is rolling pretty nice right now but im a fidgety manager so i’m scheming. My weak link at the moment is Nurkic but i hate just dropping him cause i know that upside is big. What do you think of throwing a trade offer of Nurk for Aaron Gordon…im sure his owner is just about fed up but it seems like unlike Nurk the minutes are right there when Gordon starts turning it around…Your advice is always appreciated!

COURT-VISION
COURT-VISION
5 years ago
Reply to  JB Gilpin

@JB Gilpin: Thanks JB! OF course the day i post the question Gordon breaks out for season high scoring and Nurkic has a nice game with Jokic out. Ha. Would you drop Beverly for Ingram? I know PatBev is no great shakes but he kind of fills the sheet nicely and my team doesnt need him to be a high scorer. Ingram gonna get those minutes though…For reference ive got:

Alphabet
Bledsoe
Booker
Linsanity
PatBev
A Harrison
Fournier
KCP
Tobias Harris
Gord-Hay
Windslow
Myles Turner
Millsap
Nurkic
Favors (IL)

Doctor G
Doctor G
5 years ago

JB!! So got a couple offers that I’m not toooo enthralled by, but wanted to run them by you to make sure I’m not missing out. My Shelfrid for Dirk and his old ass Achilles? And my Conley for Collison. What you think?? 12 team H2H keeper. Thanks bud!! And appreciate the shout out in the podcast!! Haha. Made my day! I feel like a celebrity!

Chad
Chad
5 years ago

Which (if any) Heat played should i have stashed in my IR spot? Winslow, Richardson, or Waiters?

Boldin
Boldin
5 years ago

Hi JB,

After a difficult start, seems like my super young team is starting to improve (16 team 9 cat league). With Favors, Winslow, Russell injured I brought some FAs to the mix that are contributing decently. Those are: Bayless, Harrison and Henson. My team is usually low on assists, reason why I brought those 2 PGs. I was always keeping an eye on Henson, so as soon as he became a starter, I brought him to my team. I would like to know your opinon on who to dropped when all my injured players are healthy (if that ever happens).

The whole team:

Russell, Schröder, Harrison, Bayless, Bradley, Clarkson, Josh Richardson, Winslow, TJones, Booker, Jamychal Green, Favors, Henson, Porzingis and Towns.

Thanks and have a nice weekend!

Boldin
Boldin
5 years ago
Reply to  JB Gilpin

@JB Gilpin:
But if you were to drop 2 players frmo this squad, thinking long term, who would you drop and why?

Thanks a lot

ILoveBasketball
ILoveBasketball
5 years ago

Hey JB!

Nice write-up, as always!
Here’s my team in a 10-team 9-cat standard H2H league:

Russell Westbrook, PG
Kent Bazemore, SG, SF
Jae Crowder, SF, PF
Gorgui Dieng, C, PF
Brook Lopez, C
Kemba Walker, PG
Dennis Schroder, PG
Robert Covington, PF, SF
Wesley Matthews, SG, SF,
Elfrid Payton, PG
Serge Ibaka, PF
Monta Ellis, SG
Louis Williams, PG, SG

I’ve been punting FG% and TOs, but I’ve only lost one week so far.. Either I’m lucky or my league sucks. Do you see any obvious improvements I can make or should I keep rolling with this squad?

Also, a frustrated Parsons owner just dropped him and I have the first waiver and an empty IR spot. Do I make the claim on him? If I do and if/when Parsons returns, who is the drop?

The waivers are surprisingly bare for a 10-team league and no one else really sticks out as a potential pickup.

Thanks for all your help!

ILoveBasketball
ILoveBasketball
5 years ago
Reply to  JB Gilpin

@JB Gilpin:
Westbrook: the blessing and a curse. I’m not complaining, tho. Haha!
I’ll take your advice and see who’s willing to trade.

Who would be the drop for Parsons?

Thanks

Johnc
Johnc
5 years ago

Interesting that the 76ers are talking Simmons at point. RJax coming off my IR soon. Is he a better stash than a Gary Harris?

John
John
5 years ago
Reply to  Johnc

@Johnc:

Better said is:

Of Noel, Harris, Simmons….who is the better stash?

Slim
Slim
5 years ago
Reply to  John

@John: Tough, I’m going to stick with Harris since he should be back sooner. Noel is going to be in a major crunch for minutes and Simmons is just a lottery ticket.

Johnc
Johnc
5 years ago
Reply to  Slim

@Slim: thanks!

Slim
Slim
5 years ago
Reply to  Johnc

@Johnc: No problem, if you’re lucky Simmons will still be there when Harris returns.

Johnc
Johnc
5 years ago
Reply to  Slim

@Slim: good point. Read your comments on Jokic. Scary. I picked him over Brooklyn Booker in a deal and am already second guessing it. I lead the league in steals, so that part of Booker’s upside was not a huge appeal. We shall see!

Dante Green
Dante Green
5 years ago

9 Cat, 14 Team

Towns
McCollum
Hayward
Crowder
Harris
Harkless
Schroder
Jokic
Kief M
Nurkic
Ingram
Josh Rich(IR)

Just a a few questions bud..

1) What’s Ingram’s season long outlook? Just got him for like a dollar in time for his “career game” Lol

2) Thoughts on Josh Richardson? He looks like he’ll be sidelined for like one more game but what’s his rest of the season outlook? Are the Heat really treating him as part of their future? I mean Waiters will be out a while but are the other guards like Ellington going to take away minutes from him? If that’s case, man, DO NOT sign me up.

3) What to do with Nurkic? Malone probably has a mood disorder, man, he just hates playing Nurkic right now. I mean I got Joke and the reason why I made a deal for him at the start was because I knew shit like this was going to happen under Malone. Haha

Josh Rich is in the IR slot right now but once he returns, I will need to let him go, Nurkic, or Ingram, and I’m guessing if your answer will be Nurkic? Haha.

Slim
Slim
5 years ago
Reply to  Dante Green

@Dante Green: 1.Tough to say but he should DEFINITELY be owned everywhere. He may lose some minutes when Russell gets back but I’m really liking what I’m seeing, he’ll be 12er worthy the rest of the way, no doubt in my mind. 2.So unlike Waiters and Ellington, JRich can actually defend. I’ll take the over for 30 minutes. He is unquestionable part of the Heats future plans. Waiters has a player option for $3M he will decline and Ellington has a 2nd year of $6M next year. I think Winslow will crunch the PF minutes the most with JRich playing all over the place, and Ellington as some 2nd team ThragNof. I also question if the issues JRich was having was injury related. 3. I have no idea. Malone just flat out and said he’s giving Jokic more minutes because he was trying to get him going and since Jokic was a complete failure at PF this is definitely going to be a season long issue, for both. I love how Rotoworld is trying to make it seem like Jokic is about to be top25 like they said preseason, but he’s basically just Kanter with a couple assists. 4. Yeah probably Nurk will be the one to go, but I’m kind of worried about your teams shotblocking. I blame Jokic, if he wasn’t such a shit PF Nurkic would be going off nightly.

Dante Green
Dante Green
5 years ago
Reply to  JB Gilpin

@JB Gilpin:

So you would lose Ingram first before Nurk bud? Well Ingram kinda had a so-so game, not that great of a game, but not as awful nontheless, thanks to his 3 blocks. Hah I think I could still hang onto both once JRich returns because I will need to put Jokic on the IR slot.

Dante Green
Dante Green
5 years ago
Reply to  Slim

@Slim:

Ingram’s 3 blocks were a bit of a surprise! Does he actually have the ability to block shots?

Yea I don’t get why Malone just treats Nurkic that way, I mean for a guy who performed well in the preseason and has shown improvement and is finally healthy! Man I just don’t get it!

Yea, blocking has been one of my team’s biggest problems but Towns has been swatting shots really well in his last 3, I hope he keeps that up, but he can’t win that category alone. I know you and JB have told me to choose Parsons over Favors (for Kief), but if I consider my team’s needs, I might need to go with Favors for the d-stats but let’s not talk about either him or Parsons, man those two are pure headaches right now. Lol

Zinger
Zinger
5 years ago

Elfrid Payton was dropped in my 12 team h2h league. Should scoop him up? Im thinking about using 30-40 out of 100 faab. His mins has been decreasing ever since the move to bench, will he bounce back? Or his lack of shooting will prevent him from staying on the court?

Here’s the rest of my team: harden, Porzingis, Kemba, horford, dipo, g Hill, Hood, taj, leuer, Winslow (IL), biyombo, kilpatrick, sefolosha, nelson.

Slim
Slim
5 years ago
Reply to  Zinger

@Zinger: Yeah might as well, Nelson’s time is over, as is Sefoloshas and you could use a few more assists.

Ryan
Ryan
5 years ago

I think it’s really interesting how the brick bros are taking almost half as many free throws per game as they had taken last year. Drum has gone from 7.2 FTApg to 3.9. DeAndre has gone from 8FTA to 4.9. I thought the new free throw rules would lead to less intentional fouls but I never would’ve guessed they would have this kind of effect.

It’s really fucking bizarre because there’s a team in my league that has both of them and they’ve shockingly won FTs a few times. I poked fun of them on draft night for taking guys like DeRozan and Lou Will. I was like “way to shoot yourself in the foot, are you punting FT or not???”

John Wall (surprisingly) and TJ Warren has also helped to bolster their FT% this season. I still think it’s dumb, but they’re almost averaging 77%. You’d think their average would be much lower than that.. But the only reason they’re winning FTs this week is because they are playing a team with Capela and Whiteside.

Ryan
Ryan
5 years ago
Reply to  JB Gilpin

@JB Gilpin: Hey don’t you forget about Westbrook’s turnovers! They’re sure as day too, and I’m sure he will remind us of that tomorrow. It’s as if they’re racing each other to see who will set the all-time single season TO record. (Nevermind, apparently Harden already owns that record..)

I mean it was reasonable to expect Whiteside to shoot better this year. He did revamp his form and shoot nearly 80% for like half of last season. Wall has never been bad at FTs, but he has upped his volume and shooting a career high 82%.

I did omit that this team also has other sharpshooters like McCollum and Redick. I’m still shocked that all of these guys balanced out the volume of DeAndre AND Andre Drummond. IT DEFIES ALL LOGIC