For the love of tripdubs! Dayum Draymond Green had a ridiculous Friday night, nay, a legendary Friday night! One of the craziest lines I can remember since helming Razzball hoops, Dray was the one bringing the defense instead of the Grizz, going 4/12/10/10/5.
Well, when Marc Gasol tries a slow-ass, lackluster behind-the-back dribble right in front of you, it’s easy to get 10 steals! I think I coulda stolen that! Speaking of stealing, Andre Iguodala totally stole my dance move at the end of that highlight there… When I go to the club, it’s like I’m walking on hot coals! Anyway, it was the NBA’s first triple-double without scoring 10 points, and Dray couldn’t even get a 5×5 line! Chump. Then #Occupy followed it up Saturday with a 6/8/8/3/1 line, with the weekend boosting his season averages to 2.1 steals and 1.5 blocks per. He’s exactly copying the 7.4 AST which he also had in 15-16, but he’s cut down the TO from 3.2 to 2.4 this year, while averaging career-bests in the stocks. We all expected the scoring to go down, but man, the defense numbers the Dubs crank out is insanity, thanks in part to their pace. If you didn’t win steals and blocks with Dray’s 13 steals and 6 blocks over the weekend, then something went drastically wrong! Would be time to occupy that trading block! Here’s what else went down over a fun weekend of NBA action:
Jusuf Nurkic – Traded to the Portland Trailblazers for Mason Plumlee. Starting with the ass end of the deal, Plumlee can be cut pretty much everywhere. His fun little asset of assists-from-the-5 are going to dry up, thanks to a little jock itch. But at least the Jamba Jus is back in business! I bet there’s like, 15 Jamba Juices in Portland… Anyway, I don’t see any reason the Blazers wouldn’t start Nurk right away (or at least run him big minutes) and see what they have. Running pick-n-roll with The Omen and C.J. McChhhhhhhhhoooolllluuuum could be mad effective. I’d give him an add in 12ers and deeper to see how he looks in a much-needed new uniform.
Nikola Jokic – Speaking of a little jock itch, Nikola’s case is engulfing his whole body! He looks like Edward Norton from Kingdom of Heaven! Went ballistic against the Poppycockers Friday for 40/9/5/2/0 on 17-23 shooting. Connor going ham on that call! Then went ice cold Saturday at the Cavs, for a pedestrian 27/13/4/0/2. Man, he’s been an absolute roller coaster of emotion! First, I clowned some ‘perts ranking him so high. Then, we had to convince people just to not drop him! Now, it looks like I criminally underranked him. Crazy jock itch!
Dewayne Dedmon – Starring in the upcoming movie, The Edge of 17 Two! 17/17/0/1/2 against the Pistons Friday, but cooled off for only 3/7/0/2/1 against the Poppycockers yesterday afternoon. I don’t care if they shocked the Spurs, the way this season has gone down for them in Gotham, they’re the Poppycockers for years to come!
Brandon Jennings – Started next to Derrick Rose on Friday for 6/2/13, but back to the bench yesterday and only got 2/3/3. I streamed for a BJ on that one! Like Ellie Kemper’s online breakthrough, it was a BJ fail…
Willy Hernangomez – Mannnnn, he look gooooood yesterday. I don’t understand why it’s even a question if he should be getting run vs. Kyle O’Quinn… After shooting 6-7 for 12/4 in only 9 minutes Friday, gets the starting nod yesterday afternoon and goes 12/9/1/3/0 on 6-8 shooting, including a pivotal jumper and sexy reverse layup late in the game. If The Poppycockers can dump Rose and Melo, and rebuild around Willy and The Goose up front, mmmmm that’ll be a fun team.
James Johnson – The year of the neck tat continues! Awesome weekend from JJ, going 26/8/2/1/3 then 26/4/3/0/2. Shot 19-32 from the field and 13-17 from the line, with the only fault being the 7 turnovers. I can’t believe the Heat’s winning streak ended on Saturday at Philly of all teams! Without EMBIIIIIIIID!
Jameer Nelson – Whoa, muscle hamster coming to play! Wait, that’s Doug Martin… But I could see Jameer as an NFL RB! 16/4/12 then 12/8/8 lines over the weekend, with 6 combined treys.
Ivica Zubac – Savior of the known universe! This is becoming a fun running gag, I bequeath on Zubac the official nickname: “The Savior”. Tell your friends, but copyright to Razzball! Anyway, 15/6/2/0/1 on 7-11 shooting Friday night, in only 21 minutes. Unleash this guy, you Purp-n-Gold clowns!
Giannis Antetokounmpo – With Khris Middleton still coming along (nice 21 minutes of 6/1/6/3/0 Friday, but DNP Saturday), Greeky going freaky this weekend! 41/8/6/2/3 in a career-high scoring night, plus dat rainbow doe! Then 20/8/10/1/2 Saturday. Combined – wait for it – 30-35 FT!!! Just throw on some tzatziki and I’d eat him right up!
Karl-Anthony Towns – While Greek Freak has leap-frogged KAT for me, KAT still let it be known he’s an elite asset, going 36/8/1 then 22/7/4. But where’s the beef?! Only 1 combined steal and no blocks this weekend?! I guess KATs are notorious for not having much beef, it’s why they only eat dogs in countries that do that sorta thing…
Kevin Seraphin – A former REL flame of mine, Seraphin keeps giving us these little glimpses, then barely gets run! 16/7/1/0/2 Friday, but only 8 minutes Saturday. Seraphin Fails!
Markieff Morris – Gimme a night off, and I’ll show you what Kieff can do! Sat a game with a sore calf, then went gangbusters on the Pacers for 26/10/3/1/0 with no TO, and a dagger trey late. He’s the big X factor for this Wiz team!
Alan Williams – After Tyson Chandler picked up a kankle Friday night, stepped into 24 minutes against the Bulls and went 14/11/0/0/4. Can’t stop The Big Sauce! Well, the refs can… Got only 10 minutes Saturday in the encore, and committed 5 fouls. Had 3 turnovers as well… Stagnant Sauce!
Tim Hardaway Jr. – ThrAGNOF, flourish! 28/4/2 Friday night, with 3 treys and 7-8 FT. Just needed a little Korver-ectomy to get going!
Darren Collison – Kept it rolling in that game against the Hawks, going 22/3/4/2/0 with 2 treys and the game-winning layup. I almost made the GIF for it, but I decided to avoid GIFs of players with character flaws… Well, dammit, I ruined that with Draymond “ball kick” Green and Blake “shut your mouth, co-worker!” Griffin!
Ben McLemore – Hmmmm, surprise line from Benny Mac in that game, going 22/9/3/4/0 with 6 treys in a whopping 42 minutes. Showcase game for Ryan Lewis’s buddy?!
Frank Kaminsky – Whoa, Frank the Stank might push Cody Zeller for some minutes at this rate! 36 minutes with Zeller out (renewed quad soreness), going 20/8/5/1/2 with no TO and 3 treys against the Clippers. DeAndre Jordan isn’t guarding centers out there by the perimeter! Nice showing from a guy that I thought would inevitably be a failure as a stretch-4 or a pure-5. Looks like he can handle some of the latter!
Blake Griffin – Miles Plumlee be like, “can I go back to Milwaukee and get DNPs again?! PUH-LEAZE!!!???”
Bobby Portis – Got 31 minutes yesterday due to half the Bulls being overrun like they’re at Pamplona, going an empty 16/6/0/0/0. We got Nurk a new uni, lets get Portis new digs!
Monta Ellis – Still alive, that Monta! 8/1/8 then 18/4/1/0/2 over the weekend, but mainly it’s the 28 then 32 minutes that should be intriguing for deeper leagues.
Reggie Jackson – Ugh, that StanVan doghouse is open again for business! Only 16 minutes for RJax, while Ish Smith led the starters to a big comeback win in Toronto, going 15/5/5 in 31 minutes. Yeesh, not much you can do, other than maybe roster Ish as insurance if you can…
Dario Saric – I’ve hated on Saric a few times in the past, but he’s hot right now and I’d def own him! Hey, anyone in the NBA with minutes could get hot… 19/6/4/2/1 in a nice 5-cat line Saturday, but I’m still pretty meh on him ROS. Ben Simmons ain’t gonna help things…
Nerlens Noel – Got the start in that win over the Heat, going 19/3/1/4/1. Jahlil Okafor was reportedly sat due to “trade rumors” and he didn’t fly with the team for tonight’s game, so he might be outta town. I’m still a little lukewarm on Noel though, Joel Embiid is still gonna be the alpha with his 2-foot long EMBIIIIID when he’s ready.
Andre Roberson – Man, sexy little run Andre is on. Andre the Giant! 6/11/1/1/3 against Golden State, and with his heavy minutes lately (34+ mins last 4), he probably should be owned in all 12ers.
Yogi Ferrell – Well, the chronically ill Deron Williams returned and played only 16 minutes back in the starting line-up, but the Mavs beating the Magic by 32 didn’t help paint the picture here… Hot Yogi still got 32 of his own minutes, going 10/3/7/0/0 with 2 treys and 3 TO. Might be starting to go back to Cold Yogi…
Patrick Beverley – He always seems to have lingering injury things going on, but appears to be finally getting through it the past 3 games, including a beaut of a 19/10/5/2/0 line against the Suns, hitting 6-10 FG (4-4 3PTM 3-3 FT). Nice 29 point win too for the Rox. That Pbev D!
Kelly Olynyk – I added him in a couple RCLs off his 19/7/3/2/2 rainbow against the Jazz with 3 treys, but he’ll go back to 11 minutes of nada knowing my luck… Nice little run he’s on though…
Russell Westbrook/Kevin Durant – Gave us some nice drama in OKC, with Russ barking to KD about something. Great to see the crowd rally behind booing Durant every time he touched the ball… Unfortunately though, it was a smart career move… The Warriors are redonk, and won big. “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but Russ’s words don’t mean ish if I win some titles!”
I hope everyone had a great weekend, and is looking forward to the upcoming All-Star Break! Catch you in the comments and the Pod tomorrow morning!
1. i know you hate meyers leonard aka the greek god, but do you see him carving out value? ed davis’s game log looked pretty horrible, and the recent rotoworld article seemed somewhat concerned about nurk fitting into the blazers system
2. ilya is still worth holding, right? i would be silly to drop chriss for him?
3. thad young was dropped by a team desperate to make the playoffs. how much would you bid on him, and do you think he can be solid the rest of the way, assuming his injury is minor?
4. thon maker! nice stroke and kidd showing some belief. who are your other stashes before the trade deadline? is someone like knight worth stashing? jeremy lin even with his inj tag?
@hamtime: Hey man! 1. Haha yeah I’m not a big fan. Mostly for fantasy though, just bc he’s a shooter with bad D stats. Best case is he scores like, 12 points a game with a few boards, 1.5 treys and low D stats? Bleh. 2. Probably, if you’re a playoff team tho, I’d want Chriss upside. 3. Wrist issues are scary… But yeah, i’d have him ahead of Chriss and Ily still. 4. Yeah, decent little game for Thon! But I dunno, still think minutes will be sporadic. I dunno if Knight ever gets a starting role, and pass on Lin, I don’t trust the Mess to play him enough
5. Tried out the stocktonator. Cool, but not very accurate. like it didn’t update for players like thon maker very well… can’t say its that reliable yet, unless im using it wrong?
@hamtime: Thanks for the feedback! Well, Maker is a weird one, dude had DNPs and that was one of his best career games. I don’t think any projection system would’ve seen him do that much, but I’ll run it by Rudy our numbers god and see what he thinks 🙂
JB, our RCL week going down to the last game NO vs SAC with 4 categories in the balance was highly entertaining. Could have ended 9-0, could have ended 5-4 – ended somewhere in the middle.
Your preseason notes said you didn’t want to cheer for him, and then you got stuck with Collison as your last remaining player to play today. And somehow Davis only got one block in that game!
@Big Baby’s Lovechild: Hah not quite in the middle, but damn I gave you a strong run. You def have the superior team, gave it all I had. -15 reb, +1 Ast, -1 stl, tie in blocks, +2 TO… You got 63 treys and shot .517!!!! Tough to beat that part…
Yeah def don’t like cheering for Colly, but he’s a numbers generator haha. All he’s good for!
@JB Gilpin: You gave me a very close run, couldn;t believe how tight those 4 categories were.
I also feel somewhat bad that Andrew Wiggins who all year has been a 150th ranked player, in the last week (possibly because he heard someone’s fantasy team was playing JB) decided he was going to put up a week of 1st round stats and come out as the 7th ranked player over that period. Nuts. If only he realised he had to pass, board and defend the rest of the time we have an insight into the stat lines he could put up.
@Big Baby’s Lovechild: Yeah Wiggins decided to be good only 1.5 years after I liked him to be a breakout… Better late than never?! Ugh, stupid Wiggins
6. Sorry, last for the day – my vuc for his melo? 11 cat 16m
@hamtime: As many as you want! Yeah if you need the scoring, that seems fair value
Hey JB! KCP and Dirk were dropped. Pick them up? Drop Dario, Seth or both?
@NameNotFound: Hey man! Yup I would get both and drop both, I know Saric is hot right now and Embiid has a little meniscus thing, but once Embiid and Simmons are back, I don’t see Saric being an asset
@JB Gilpin: How about AGordon with Ibaka possibly on the move?
@NameNotFound: Mehhhhh… D stats being so bad and I dunno if Ibaka leaving will help inconsistency, I would prefer KCP and Dirk still
Would your drop Zubac Yogi for Nurkic? Focusing on boards and blocks, so don’t need Yogi as much but seems like a tough drop.
In another league, switch out PLumlee for Nurk or Nerlens?
@miles proudfoot: I know it feels rough, but Yogi has to go given those needs. I’d roll with the upside-y bigs.
Yup! Lose Plumlee for either… if need some stats for this week, I like Nerlens. Nurk is a smidge more appealing as upside stash for playoffs tho, for me
Hey jb and slim
First of all, THANK YOU!!! You told me to hang on on jamba jus. Greener pasture (hopefully he doesnt blow it) for him.
Deep league. Kris dunn. Should i nab him? Any news on a rubio trade?
What about barea? Is he worth a spot in IR?
Again thank you.
@TheBeardedOne: Morning man! Glad you held strong with the Jus! I know I wasn’t as patient haha…
Hmmmm, depends on the drop for Dunn. I’m not too big on chasing for trades, I haven’t heard anything new, but in a deep league, he may be worth the stash. And sure, if your IL is open, if you make a move for Dunn might as well drop for Barea then add Dunn. Any time man!
Damn, dream come true with a shoutout on the daily notes!!
@Connor: You deserve it man, that was a baller call! Clipping on my heels on the board!
Currently have a vacant roster spot and I’m looking to have it occupied on Wednesday. I would like an interesting stash, is Dunn considered one? Or Murray? Or anyone else? Thanks bud
@Dante Green: Mudiay hurt, getting shopped, Jameer is old… Mannnn, Murray might be mad sexy. Dunn might have a clearer path with the rubio possible trade, but I kinda like Murray. More a scoring PG than D stats Dunn would bring tho
I didn’t notice you replied here! Haha. I have a vacant roster spot and the moves in ESPN leagues are doubled bcoz of ASB so it won’t really hurt to nab either Murray or Dunn for a dollar. I know I asked a ton about getting Chriss but Murray is kind of enticing at the moment. He’d be serviceable if the Nugs indeed move Mudiay and/or Gallo. Hah While Dunn should help my team too with his dimes and Dstats, could be a nice pairing with Schroder. But I’m kinda leaning towards making a grab for Murray, his PTS/3PM will fit my team perfectly. And then just drop Parsons for Chriss. Ugh I hate him now
@Dante Green: Hah I get em all! Agree Murray is kinda exciting… What a game from the Nugs last night! If those 3s/points fit, I’d be good with Murray too! Hah Parsons is dead to me too
The Doc Is In had a rough week with Buckets and Kawhi off and on. Thragnofed my butt off with Crabbe et al and squeaked out a 4-5 to maintain 1st!
@Scott: Nice! Yeah that combo is pretty unreal when they’re playing a full week. That Kawhi DNP was annoying as hell in REL! Luckily it didn’t change anything…
Favors was just dropped in my league. Can’t believe I even have to ask this… but would you rather grab Favors or Hernangomez?
@Rice: Hah, it’s a 100% legitimate question! I think I would still go Favors though… Any extra guards or wings that are blah you can lose for Willy? mannnnn, he looked good yesterday…. ASB for Favors should do wonders though
@JB Gilpin: I have multiple guys I could lose and pick up both but I only get 2 moves a week and I’d like to hold onto at least one of those moves in case a trade goes down and there is a legit pick-up opportunity.
I have Henson and Felton to lose. I planned on losing Henson with the first move.
@Rice: I hear ya on the limit, but man, it’d be tough for me to let either of those guys stay on the wire. I might still make em both, deadline isn’t until next week, then you have you moves for that
@JB Gilpin: Alrighty Then! I’m going on in. Thanks for the advise, as always!
@Rice: Sounds good man, enjoy those big men you got! Any time!
I’m in 7th place with 3 weeks left before playoffs. Top 6 make it. 4-6 place are separated by 3 games or less. Notable ww players: Sefolosha, Harkless, Roberson, Olynyk, JaMychal Green and Nance. My team:
Lineup: PG, SG, G, SF, PF, F, C, UTIL
PG- Wall, D’Angelo Russel, Chris Paul (inj)
PG/SG- Beverley, Lou Williams
SG/SF- Gary Harris, Kent Bazemore
SF/PF- Draymond, Parsons
PF/C- Millsap, Capela, Dirk, Taj, Leuer
Would you make any swaps? I’ve held Parsons all season, but I imagine he would be my first drop?
@Everybody Loves Draymond:
We only get 2 add/drops per week, so there’s really not a “stream spot.”
@Everybody Loves Draymond: Damnnnn, gonna be a photo finish. Yeah Parsons or Leuer would be my first guys out. Honestly it might be Leuer first, I never really like him even when he’s scoring, just so empty. Metrics like it tho bc low TO too… D stats look good, otherwise would love to recommend Roberson. I Jmike the best, but seems scoring is a bigger need, so I kinda think I would just stand pat or look to add a scorer this week
It was all good just a week ago…
Mannnnnn, That Plumlee deal really killed me.
He’s been under the radar GOOD for me this year.
My bigs are not looking as good as they were a couple weeks ago.
Howard, Turner, Chandler, Plumlee*, Monroe, Zubac
Would you dump Plum Dog Millionaire for Henson, Maker, or WCS ?!
The wire is bone dry.
@BILL BLAST: yeah, it’s a rough one for his value. Pure backup C now, at least I assume. Ugh, yeah Chandler hurt, Turner cold, Monroe up and down… Yeah I think I would lose Plumlee prob for Henson. Any time!
Heyo jb, wonder about your thoughts on my weekend trade, sent goose,priincess Tobias and dangelo for kat and bazemore. Love goose but getting worried hes slowing down again, harris feels empty scoring even tho good % and russel so up and down with bad shooting, and looking like fg % going to be the closest cat in my roto.
I dunno, needed to do something drastic to make a run.
@jozepi: Yeah Goose with a few injuries is a little scary, I still think he can finish strong though. I think you consolidated in the best player, tobias indeed is kinda meh, and D’Angelo is really hit or miss, I think you did well!
will see i guess, my trading hand is pretty cursed this year tho, sent gortat for kanter, kat and rose for cp3 n Thaddeus and got 2 games outta paul before he went down and kat went off, and right after that trade went down sent dragic for ibaka since i was deep w pgs. Haha, gotta love this game tho, keep up the good work #matthewberryisatool
@jozepi: Yeah man, I just traded for Love a week ago in the REL, trading away LaVine. Now Love might have a major knee thing. UGH! Thanks man, will do! I used to really like Berry and Ravitz especially the baseball ones, but they went from a fun mom n pop thing to this Wall Mart conglomerate of fantasy that just has nothing for me anymore. Eh well, I still have other Pods for my commute and other sources out there I read 🙂 Plenty to pick from, thanks for checking us out!
start mason plumlee tonight or Nurkic ? thx !!
@whatcha think?: Sorry i was late, but yeah kinda figured neither would play yet and twas the case, still getting the t’s crossed and i’s dotted
In a 9 cat h2h. What u think of trading my lillard for cp3. I have already clinched playoff spot. So not too worried about taking a few losses till then. Would u pull the trigger?
@Mak: If AST are a need and 3s are a bit of a surplus, sure! I think it’s a smart offer to float out there if Paul fits better
in a 12 team h2h daily league 9 cat we don’t use TO’S 3 bench spots no IL and 4 add drops a week my team is holding onto the 8th spot by 1 category win. my team goes as follows
guards …schrodder, TJ connell, tyler johnson, cj miles , gary harris
forwards, anythony davis, draymond, horford, favors, ersan, mason plume
centers… robin lopez n nurkic
do you think I should pick up jammer nelson? who would you drop. I’d really like to see how mason fits in… can he still be productive with 25 min a night? I know cj is pretty 1 dimensional but he’s my best 3’s guy .. nick young is a FA and matt barnes, ben maclemore, a roberson, pau gasol, thon, chriss are a few guys out there…. how can I make my team a lil better…. trades are a bitch to do in this league. no one wants too. thx for al the help .
@whatcha think?: Yeah I was seeing the same thing, 3s are pretty light. Almost to the point where you may wanna punt them, and focus on strong FG%. Sucks trades are tough… I’d probably lose Miles for Jameer right now though, and boost those AST if it looks close and maybe stream again this weekend.
What do you think of Garry Harris for Nerlens? May need to move onto strengthening all other cats and punting 3s and Ft. Worried about a minor dip in points.
@miles proudfoot: I’d probably keep Harris, I’m pretty anti-Noel even with Embiid out and Jahlil likely traded. I just think there’s more consistency there
JB, need some advice on a team of injuries…in a competitive league of 12ers, H2H, 11cat (with OB and A/T) and my two best guys (CP3 and Jimmy Butler) are injured and I am borderline playoff now with 3 teams tied….
G: Marcus Smart, Oladipo, Beal, Hardaway Jr, Lowry, Dellavedova
F: Barton, Faried, Jimmy Butler, K Love, Dirk, Randolph, Parsons
FAs that I am watching: Alex Len, Tyreke, Simmons, Henson, Chriss, Willie Reed, Ed Davis, Devin Booker, Taj Gibson, Jordan Clarkson, MCW, Bllack.
Would you picking up any of those guys? I’m thinking of loosing Delladova for simmons for some upside…man it’s really tough.
@Tino: Devin Booker is on the wire? DUDE RUN AND GRAB THAT!
Delly is garbage in a 12 team compared to Booker upside
@Tino: Also I would want Gibson and Clarkson over Parsons and Faried
@Tino: @Bye Felica: Usually I don’t agree with bye Felica’s aggressive rhetoric, but yeah, gotta get Booker haha. Especially since you wouldn’t mind a scorer on this team. A/T and OB kinda hurt his value though Felica… So not the most shocking he’s out there. But yeah, if you’re fringe playoffs, time to make a lot of moves. I would def get Gibson for a C and get Booker and lose Delly and Parsons.
@JB Gilpin: You don’t?
I’m so aggro gaga -Gucci- haha
@Bye Felica: Hahahaha, I was just being a goofy man, you know you’re like the devil on my shoulder, when i try to listen to the other side
@JB Gilpin: Ha, I know you was.
I don’t know why my phone added gaga btw
@Bye Felica: Hahahaha I was a little confused by that…