Welcome back from Thanksgiving!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, with leftovers still to spare to get you through a full work-week back.  I even bought a few extra boxes of stuffing since that ran out fast on T-giv day!  Got two or three meals left to go…  God I love Thanksgiving!

And while I added several inches to my waistline, Draymond Green has been stuffing his stats even more!  Back-to-back tripdubs over the weekend for #OccupyDraymondGreen, going 14/10/10/1/2 then 13/11/12/1/4 on Friday and Saturday.  The multi-cat phenom hit two treys as well on Friday – averaging a career-best 1.6 3PTM a game on the season – while his FG% has continued to climb all four seasons as a pro, up to 48.2% this year.  It’s almost like the Warriors have good players or something!  The only knock is his TO are up, but even in standard 9-cat he’s bringing back top-15 value on BBMonster and top-10 on Yahoo.  I remain a little incredulous that a lot of people thought 2014-15 was a fluke (I guess?), and I had to defend a “high” rank a few times in the comments.  So after this Thanksgiving weekend, I am thankful Dray is helping our Yahoo F&F team be decent this year and that rank is working out…  Because trust me, a lot has gone wrong.  Friggin’ Rubio…  Here’s what else went down over the weekend in fantasy hoops, plus The 7 Ahead for week 6:

Michael Carter-Williams MCW now stands for “municipal career waste.”  I maybe should’ve worked harder at that joke, but my lack of effort mirrors MCW’s fall from grace.  Kidd got so frustrated with him, he took it out on the refs earlier last week!  MCW got benched yesterday afternoon in favor of Jerryd Bayless.  In 15 minutes, MCW went 3/4/2/0/0 and still put his thumbprint on his stats with 2 TO, 1-3 FG and 1-2 FT.  Bayless on the other hand continued his strong play in his start, going 11/6/6/1/0 with a couple of treys.  He shot pretty poopy (4-14), but played 43 minutes as MCW is rendered useless.

O.J. Mayo – Also got flipped into the starting lineup, with Jabari Parker coming off the bench.  Jabari was decent going 10/7, but only 17 minutes and Mayo played a whopping 44.  OJ for 12/4/5/2/0 with a pair of treys, and worth a look in deepers.  But it may go back to lite Mayo when Greivis Vasquez is healthy or there’s another line-up shake-up coming-up.

Elfrid Payton After back to back dubdubs, including an awesome 22/2/10 game against the Bucks on 10-12 shooting, Elfrid put himself on Skiles shit list going 6/3/5/1/1 on 1-12 shooting yesterday against the Celtics.  Fear that IT2/3 defense!

Victor Oladipo Skiles is pulling his best player off the bench…  But maybe he has some sort of idea working in that balding head, as RainbOladipo almost lived up to the name in 30 minutes against the C’s for 19/8/6/2/1 with a pair of treys last night.  This theme of bringing the better players off the bench is getting a little weird…

Nikola Vucevic Pretty soon Jason Smith might be starting!  After some low-minute games, Vuc was much better yesterday for 18/10/2.  No D stats, and after a hot start those have been drying up, but at least the 33 minutes are a sigh of relief.

Tristan Thompson Well, that Obamacare got Timofey Mozgov healthier faster than expected, using Healthcare.Mozgov to heal up that shoulder.  Even with Mozzy Bear back, Thompson has been fantasy usable, going 7/12/1 and 10/11/2 over the weekend.  His FT shooting was still pretty bad and he had multi-TO in both, so he’s back into the streaming mixer.  Not to be confused with The Catalina Wine Mixer.

J.R. Smith Had a typical Friday Smiff game of 11 points of “meehhhhhh”, but then had some sort of crisis of character, going 6/5/1/3/4 with 2 TO on 3-12 shooting with 0-4 from deep and 0-2 FT.  You’re “J.R.” Smith, not “Josh” Smith!

Jared Dudley As the Wiz got absolutely embarrassed by the Celtics on Friday, Milk Duds went 19/5/1/0/2 with 3 treys and 6-7 FT.  It was enough to give him a start on Saturday, and he was exactly what you’d expect in a 30 minute Dudley-Do-Nothing start: 7/4/2/0/0 with a trey.  Like Milk Duds, they seem appealing the one or two times a year you want to eat them, but then you’re reminded at how annoying they are.

Jared Sullinger – It was a weekend for the Jareds, as Sully bounced back from a rough patch with a good game against Philly Wednesday, then 18/15/3/0/2 and a monstrous 3/11/2/3/3 rainbow line last night.  3 Pts is still a rainbow!  All this Jared talk at first makes me want to make a jewelry store joke, but that’s been played out.  Next would be Jared Fogle, but that might be inappropriate even for THIS site.  We’ll just leave it alone…

Jae Crowder Like Sully, bounced back from a cold spell for 17/5/3 and 12/1/3/1/1 over the weekend.  The steals are drying up after he was leading the league in takeaways, but at least he’s not a Silent Bob anymore…

Gerald Green – After exorcizing his demons at his apartment lobby, Green is back to game-ready and had a solid start against the Knicks putting up 25 Pts.  That’s 41 Pts now in two starts the past two Heat games, but not much else on the stat sheet.

Kristaps Porzingis In that Knicks loss to the Heat Friday, Zinger had the only fantasy-usable game of 11/8/0/2/3.  Is he the best Knick right now?!  Followed it up with a 20/13/1/1/2 line against the Rockets, almost leading NY to a win over HOU without Carmelo Anthony (bad seafood).

Jose Calderon After a stretch of en fuego, went back to being Ricky Martin.

Arron Afflalo A-R-Ron got some extended touches with Melo out, and got mad hot for 31/7/4 on 13-19 shooting with a pair of treys.  Pulling the NBA shooter card – any shooter in the NBA can get hot!  Not getting too crazy for this one…

Kevin Seraphin – Got some extended run last night for 14/7/4/1/4, but Rolo is terrible and barely played and Kyle O’Quinn I don’t think plays 4 minutes vs. 32 for Seraphin most nights…

James Harden Beard is back in business, even if he is missing all 7 of his treys last night.  Got exhausted after the near quaddub against Philly, going 50/9/8 Friday night with that brilliant 9 TO.  It’s exhausting turning it over so much!  That’s what she said?

Clint Capela Your new starting PF.  I still have faith in Terrence Jones, so I’m holding onto him.  But while Houston tries out this huge front line, Capela is must-own unless you have decent bigs and worried about your FT%.  It’s almost like someone thought he’d be a factor this year

Patrick Beverley Back to being our favorite fringe-ownable Pbev!  5/4/1/1/3 against the Sixers and 7/3/2/5/0 against the Knicks, with only 1 TO in each.  With Ty Lawson getting a DNP-CD yesterday, I’m owning Pbev in 12ers where he’s available.

Isaiah Canaan Well, the T.J. McConnell show is now BACK to the Canaan show, in the Sixers futile mess at PG.  McConnell is still chipping in some dimes, so he’s still 12er worthy on the right builds.  Canaan is playing too well to ignore as well, going 17.4/2.2/2.4/1.0/0.8 the last 5 games, with an absurd 3.6 3PTM.  Even in this hot run, he’s shooting 39.7% though…  I’m not getting married to Canaan in D.

Robert Covington I WOULD get married to Lord Covington!  I dunno, all that British pomp and circumstance and the accents…  Oh wait, yeah, he’s from Illinois…  Anyway, Covington is showing Jae Crowder how it’s done, with 6, 8, then 7 steals his last 3 games.  7 steals a game the past 3!  The TO are ugly again, but like Canaan, the past 5 have been absurd for 18.0/8.0/2.0/5.2/1.0 with 3.2 treys, 45% FG shooting and a pretty good volume 78% FT shooting.

Jerami Grant I picked him up in a league or two when Covington went down, and didn’t hold…  Eesh…  18/3/1/1/1 and 11/7/1/2/3 over the weekend with 4 total treys.  JeraMI SO HORNY!

Nerlens Noel His knee was so sore, it made him sick.  Missed yesterday with knee/illness.  Maybe it got gangrene.

Nikola Mirotic After setting the world on fire and subsequently freezing it (he’s on the same career trajectory as Tugg Speedman), it looks like Miro has finally settled into his niche.  16.5/7.5/3.3/0.8/0.3 with 1.8 treys and 2.0 TO the past 4.  All of that minus maybe an AST seems about right.

Kobe Bryant – Toke up mutherFers, it’s 4-20!  That’s 20% from the field last night…  Mental math!

Paul George Ridiculous.  3 games the past week of 33+ points.  At least my rank was right in the middle there.  But remember my fight with commenters on if he was elite in 2013-14?  THAT is what sounds ridiculous now!  He’s pushing that top 7 or 8 territory for me, and nearing Kevin Durant land.

Kevin Durant Speaking of, tore up the Pistons for 34/13/5/0/3 Friday night, and hopefully there isn’t any more bumps and bruises the rest of the way.  I’m probably taking him over…

Anthony Davis …who had a bad knee ouchie Friday, yet sucked it up and played Saturday.  He must be looking at Razzball comments to gut through another injury!  And he was phenomenal against the Jazz, going 36/11/1/2/3.  But fragility indeed looks like a liability.  Least cool rap lyric about an NBA player ever…

Ish Smith No one else in that blowout loss to the Jazz showed up except Ish who remains one of the most improbable contributors this year.  13/6/6/2/0 in that one, and it was one of his worst games.  We’ll see how Tyreke Evans crunches the minutes, with Evans set to be back this week.

Zach Randolph Returned after nearly 2 weeks off with a sore knee for 17/11 last night.  It must’ve just been a soreness issues if they risked playing him against the Sixers!

Kawhi Leonard We all knew he was good, but not THIS GOOD, right?!  Had a beautiful double-rainbow 25/7/6/4/5 line on Friday @DEN, and if I was at the game, I would’ve been higher than that guy in the YouTube vid gawking at a double rainbow…  Followed it up with a solid Saturday in a 20-pt win against the Hawks.  MVP talk?  Maybe if not for those stupid Warriors winning everything…

Will Barton I’ve consistently said I love his game yet hate the role, but after a terrible game last Tuesday against the Lakers, 12/9/2/2/0 and 14/8/4/1/1 on Friday and Saturday.  After only 2 treys over a 5-game stretch, buried 4 on Saturday against the Mavs.  Aight, must-own in 12ers, been too good.  10ers or shallower, he’s still streamable.  Also helps Gary Harris suffered a concussion…  Best wishes, G-Hair.

Stephen Curry Also in the streaming class.  No reason to hold onto him…

Leandro Barbosa – Surprising 21 Pts against the Suns on Friday, then back to Earth on Saturday for 5 Pts.  That said, still a usable-in-deepers 5/2/1/3/0 with a trey.  Captain Barbosa just never gets any older!  Friggin cursed gold…

Harrison Barnes Picked up a kankle against the Suns and sat Saturday.  Apparently he was on crutches, which is just as scary as Brandon Rush becoming a starter and back into the fantasy discussion…  16/3/1 with 4 treys against the Kings, and could be in line for several more starts for as long as Harrison has the kankle (missing at least the next 3).  Certainly a ThrAGNOF, but worth a look in deepers.

T.J. Warren Wow, ancillary stats!  Scoring like Wilt Chamberlain lately (double entendre!), and had a nice 15/11/0/1/3 line in a win at TOR.  P.J. Tucker looks “super” boring with this nice Warren play.

Tyson Chandler In the comments yesterday, Slim and I took the terrible Robin Lopez over him…  Tyson has a bum hammy, but even with Alex Len looking good at the eye level, it didn’t translate to the stat sheet last night.  Deeper leagues might wanna give Len a look though…

Jon Leuer Mmmmmmmmm:

20/12/1 last Wednesday, a dud where they decide not to play him Friday, but 16/4/2/0/1 last night with a pair of treys.  Deep league option.

Mirza Teletovic Mmmmmmmmm:

Oops, wrong video!  Was the EXACT OPPOSITE of that last night, shooting 7-9 including 6-7 from downtown.  Deep league ThrAGNOF!

Gorgui Dieng Another game with a handful of minutes next to Karl-Anthony Towns, going 14/10/2/1/1 in a super-efficient 5-7 FG 4-4 FT outing in only 25 minutes.  Choo choo!  The Dieng Train is coming back to the station!

Andrew Wiggins In Slim and I’s favorite Rotoworld thoughts, McCollum keeps being annointed the second-coming of Michael Jordan, while Wiggins is the second-coming of Michael Olowokandi.  Although I was pretty disappointed he had a steal and a block 3 minutes in yesterday, and didn’t add to them the rest of the game…   Past 9 he’s 23.3/3.8/1.7/1.0/0.9 with 0.7 treys on 45% shooting a huge volume 78% FT rate.  Metrics still hate his multi-cat line, because nothing is high volume but the PTS, yet he’s hitting all cats and there’s still improvement showing.

Zach LaVine Can you get ankle transplants?  Because right now, that might be a good explatory option for Ricky Rubio…  He didn’t twist his too bad this last time, but the Wolves held him out the past two games for precautionary reasons.  Any time you can nab LaVine off the wire for fill-in Rubio starts it’s paid off, with two great games over the weekend with a shiny 11:3 AST:TO.  No steals, but everything else was there.

Rajon Rondo Unsurprisingly had a bad game against the Warriors.  But that was after going 16/4/16 against the Wolves Friday night, with nary a TO.  LaVine is fun to watch and playing a good fantasy game, but his real-life defense has been Sixers-esque.

Rudy Gay Was colder than David Blaine’s nuts when he froze himself in an ice cube, going 1-13 on Friday.  Bounced back just fine from the field Saturday @GSW, but he’d really like DeMarcus Cousins back.  Boogie is out with a backie.  Needs a messagie.

Cory Joseph Cojo with buzzer-beating mojo!  Beat the Wiz on a buzzer beating trey, then 9/5/1/1/2 last night, with another trey.  If he adds in threes and steals, he’s pushing 12er worthy!

Bismack Biyombo After no blocks in his first JV fill in and first start, back-to-back 4 block games, minus Leuer’s posterization!  The boards went down last night, but he’s been very usable for Boards-n-Blocks.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson I literally wrote glowing stuff for him in The 7 Ahead, only to have to revise that part…  2/4/0/0/1 in a dud last night, but raw rookies sometimes have some E. Coli…  I don’t think RHJ has as much as Costco though

Brook Lopez Multi-cat clownfoot!  Double rainbowed last night in an uber-sexy 15/9/5/4/6 line against the Pistons last night.  All these numbers makes me think it’s a time bomb counting down!

Darrell Arthur 16/5/1/2/2 against the Mavs Saturday night, in one of the odder lines this season.  I guess the playoff-bound Nuggets want to play their vets to keep in the race, and not develop their young bigs…

Zaza Pachulia Had about as bad a performance as he’s had in his career last Wednesday (artichoke and anchovy pizza), but then was fantastic in a bounce back Saturday against the Nugs.  16/12/2/3/1 (meat lovers pizza).  If that Wednesday 4/0/0/0/0 4-foul game scared anyone off, it might be worth checking if Zaza is on any of your wires.

Trevor Booker Rainbow alert!  Crazy game in a fill-in for Derrick Favors (personal), going 13/15/3/2/3.  Well, it was against the terrible Pelicans, so there’s that…  Favors was back at practice yesterday, so as that brainwashed Stormtrooper says in Star Wars, “move along…  move along…”

Alec Burks Hit a little rough patch, but nothing a matchup against the Pels can’t fix!  21/5/4 with a trey, and I still see it getting a tad better with the treys and dimes.

Jordan Clarkson I love him…  19/3/4/4/0 Friday then 22/10/6/1/0 with 2 treys last night, without a single TO.  As Kobe wears down and keeps shooting 20%, it’s going to be more love for J-Clark.

C.J. McCollum Aight, aight, aight, he’s officially been better than I thought.  But after that rainbow line last weekend, his past two are a little ThrAGNOFfy.  Of course, he’s scoring too much to be “officially” a ThrAGNOF, plus some nice signs with the treys being heavy again the past 3 and the TO going down.

Al Jefferson Strained his calf yesterday.  It probably got pretty fat, but I don’t know who returned…  Tyler Hansbrough played a few minutes!  Although his return wasn’t long-awaited…  I would’ve assumed Cody Zeller would be a big benefactor, but Spencer Hawes and the awful Frank Kaminsky also got C run…  Three-headed monster is a nice way of saying “we don’t have a good backup C.”

Blake Griffin Rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble!

 

The 7 Ahead

Overall Thoughts: A little bit of an odd slate going into week 6.  A pretty heavy Thursday with 6 games followed by a light Friday with 6 games.  I usually focus my streaming closer to the weekend, but I’ll be using a lot of my moves for Thur/Fri games.  I honestly don’t know if anyone is worth playing in weekly from the two 2-game week teams, so be sure to factor in some other options if you own a couple guys on those teams.  For my weekly streamers – that’s right, I went there! – Rayray is back to 12er fantasy relevance.  J.J. Barea is out likely the full week with a kankle, plus the Mavs have Mon/Tues and Sun/Mon back to backs.  Felton has been playing pretty well, and should get his busiest week minutes-wise.

Monday: BOS, DET, HOU, LAC, and MIL all come into week 6 on the second leg of back to backs.  Dwight Howard has already been cleared to go b2b, so he should play tonight.  No one else seems too risky opening the week.  [email protected] should feature a lot of pace and a fun one to start the week.  [email protected] is another intriguing one, and GSW will look to go 19-0 @ UTA.  DeMarcus Cousins is still ailing with a back issue, so I’d roll Omri Casspi out there again if streaming v. DAL.  The Mavs are the only team heading into a b2b, so you might get some vet benchings tonight or tomorrow.

Tuesday: Heading into back to backs are LAL, NO, PHI, PHO and WAS.  Not that anyone is very broken up about it, but Kobe Bryant is probably missing on of the two.  Lakers are @PHI, if Kobe sits I like Lou Williams in a game vs. his former team, and he should be back with the team after a DNP-personal.  Who knows how Brow will hold up in a b2b…  [email protected] should be a great playoff atmosphere game.

Wednesday: As the busy week continues, DEN, IND, SA and TOR head into back to backs.  In limited moves/RCL formats, I’m going to already use up a few moves if my lineups aren’t full Wednesday, to utilize some b2b on Thursday.  Nikola Jokic’s minutes have taken a little hit, but I like him @CHI and @TOR for a big man stream.  After being everyone’s favorite ThrAGNOF streamer, C.J. Miles should probably be owned in all leagues.  But if he’s out there, gotta love the b2b filling out Thursday.  I also like the Raps big men, and be on alert for your old Spurs as Pop has already flashed the DNP-old card.  Could just call that an AARP card…  In other matchups, the Bulls host the Nugs in what should be a nice game especially for Bulls bigs, I could see Joakim Noah actually being usable.  Knicks host the Sixers, so play the NY Triangles with confidence.

Thursday: Pretty heavy Thursday with 6 teams playing, but none heading into b2bs.  Friday is surprisingly light with 6 games as well, so it’s going to be a stream heavy here.  [email protected] should be pretty fantasy-friendly to anyone that gets minutes (cough, F Stevens, cough), and Rajon Rondo should be on edge against his former team.  If there’s still no Boogie, you can play Casspi again.  DEN is right off @CHI then go to @TOR, I think the Raps blow them out of the building.  [email protected] should have a combined score of like 230 or something nuts.  Love everyone in that one.

Friday: As mentioned, only 6 games; a little odd for a Friday.  CLE, HOU, MIL, and NY head into b2bs, but Saturday is a pretty heavy slate, so I’m not streaming too hard for Fri/Sat stacks unless Saturday has a lot of my guys on off days.  CLE is @NO, and they have a monster game on Saturday, I bet your Cavs have lower minutes.  The battle of NY has the Knicks hosting the Nets – as mentioned above, RHJ has been pretty good until yesterday’s dud, but is worth a look.  [email protected] is always a great matchup.  [email protected] should feature some crazy pace, T.J. Warren is also a hold, but if he’s somehow out there this late in the week, I think he should have a lot of shots.

Saturday: Heavy, heavy Saturday.  GSW and SAC are your only b2bs – and there’s actually a lot of streaming options on both teams.  If your Saturday isn’t full and you’re maximizing for Sunday, I’d take a look at who is on your wire from those two.  So a little “behind the curtain”, I write each day before listing my stream picks, and yet again I’m going to point out Casspi.  Looks like he’s a weekly streamer for me… GSW gets @TOR and @BKN, great fits to play Festus Ezeli, who has been usable even in lower minutes.  As mentioned above, if Barnes is still out, you could give Rush a look as a ThrAGNOF in deepers.  Leandro Barbosa has also been usable for deep league streaming, also mentioned above.  With Boogie out, Kosta Koufos has been playing great, and was on an upswing even with Boogie on the floor.  Both SG Marco Belinelli and Ben McLemore have been decent as well.  For the non-b2bs, [email protected] is obviously going to be a ton of fun.  Oh lord, it’s [email protected]…  Over/under… 39 total TO?!  Yikes.

Sunday: We wrap up with a light Sunday, with only 5 on the slate.  DAL, DET, LAL, PHO and WAS all head into back to backs, so be careful with your vets (cough, old Mamba).  Of course all those Mavs as well…  [email protected] might be tough for the Mavs with the pace, so I kinda could see that one being a game where DAL limits minutes.  Lakers go @DET – the Pistons lost to the Lakers earlier in the year; I think DET comes out strong.  [email protected] will be a tough one for the Kings to keep up in, but they have all those nice streaming options listed in Saturday.  [email protected] and [email protected] wrap up the slate, all those Warriors listed above should get nice run with the second unit in a probable blowout.  The Suns are kinda blah playing against the Grizz, so I think you’re sticking with the regulars there.

 

I hope everyone had a great weekend and Turkey Day!  It’s now back to the grind for a few more weeks until Christmas.  Be sure to maximize your lineups this week, and good luck to everyone in week 6!

 

  1. colin says:
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    in 10 team h2h 9 cat. my dray/wall/wiggins for his anthony davis/teague. am i giving up too much for anthony?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @colin: Nope, I like it, but only if your AST are just crazy solid. You’re giving up a ton for that deal, but if you have nice AST depth, i like it

      • colin says:
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        @JB Gilpin: i’ve been consistently low on assists because my only other assists are coming from bledsoe really. ive put my roster down below. since that’s the case, still a go? i’m super nervous about giving up the depth and assists, but i feel like davis is that superstar i need…
        mccollom
        fournier
        dray
        terrence jones
        gortat
        avery bradley
        ryan anderson
        gortat
        gallinari
        danny green
        john wall
        bledsoe
        wiggins

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @colin: Yeah an elite big helps you too, and you could punt AST with the deal. I might then flip Teague, but yeah an elite big helps ya out, i’d do it

  2. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Damn it, MCW! I had such modest hopes and you couldn’t even meet THOSE. Also, “The 7 Ahead” is an awesome feature, thanks a bunch, Jables.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: Haha yeah he’s bee brutal, and I thought it’d be Vasquez to take his role, but it was even Bayless! Thanks man, glad you like em!

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Would you drop MCW for PBev?

          • Clyde Prompto says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Done. MCW is now guaranteed to rack up 2 triple-doubles in the next week.

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Clyde Prompto: Hah, he’d have to do it off the bench!

  3. J says:
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    Hi JB,

    1) Can you give your thoughts on Kieff and Danny Green?

    2) Would you drop Jeff Green/Deangelo Russell for TJ Warren or Jerami Grant?

    12 Team 9 CAT
    Bledsoe, Jack, Russell
    Knight, IT
    Durant, Covington, JGreen
    Gay, Markieff
    Millsap, MLeonard, Capela

    3) Anyone to drop for Burks or Collison?

    12 Team 9CAT
    Wall, Lavine, Clarkson
    Bledsoe, Beal, Bazemore
    Danny Green, Marcus Morris
    Faried, Kieff
    Cousins, Favors, Capella

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @J: 1. Both should be better, feel better about Kieff. 2. Def Green probably for Grant since your scoring looks good. 3. I’d prob own Burks over Bazemore, but thats it. Any time!

  4. sebapargue says:
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    ryan anderson, deron williams and covington for dragic and rudy gay? did I pay too much?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @sebapargue: Nope, great sell highs for buy lows I like it! A lot of injury risk you traded away too…

  5. Richard Yuan says:
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    JB, big fan and thanks you for your previous advice. helped me much.

    14 ppl H2H, 9 cat+ DD league. What do you think of I trade my Ryan Anderson for Oladipo? Concern is I may have too many guards.

    My team right now:
    Calderon
    Jordan Clarkson
    Aminu
    Draymond Green
    Markieff Morris
    Ryan Anderson
    Aldridge
    George Hill
    Tobias Harris
    Bradley Beal
    John Wall
    Nurkic
    Jared Dudley

    Notable FAs are H. Thompson (Phi), Matt Barnes, Powell, and Gerald Green. Need your advice!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Richard Yuan: Thanks man, glad we’re helping! Yeah it’s guard heavy, but that’s a great haul for Ryno, I’d do it then explore some other trades. Probably swap out Calderon for Powell. Hope that keeps on helpin!

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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB. I cut Powell mainly because McGee seems have taken some minutes away from Powell. He is simply not getting enough run.

        I am debating among Powell, Bjelica, Garry Harrism, or Gerald Green for a stash with some upside. Your take?

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          @Richard Yuan: Yeah it’s slowed down, I had to cool off a lot of people off him a few weeks ago… I think I’ll still take Powell, Green can light it up some nights, but Deng isn’t out long or anything

  6. JM Castro says:
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    Hello JB

    would you trade Isaiah Thomas to E.Gordon 1 on 1?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JM Castro: Hey man, nah I’d want IT2/3

  7. Connor says:
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    What up JB! Hope you had a good weekend, glad to wake up and read the recaps and 7 ahead!
    I’m sitting in second place in a 12 team 10 cat league with FT made. We have unlimited moves each week and can stream as much as we want.
    PG- Eric Bledsoe, Rubio (ughhh), Elfrid, George Hill, Dangelo Russell
    SG- Harden, Danny Green
    SF- Gallo, Aaron Gordon
    PF- Millsap, TJones,
    C- Horford, Capela, Gobert
    IR- Myles Turner

    Anyone you’d use as a stream spot? I had picked up Capela to stream but feels like a hold until further notice. Same with Russell. And Gordon annoys me but the upside is there.. freaking Skiles. Some players on the wire Marvin Williams, Ty Lawson, Robin Lopez, Canaan, Barnes, Noah, McConnell. Thanks man!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Connor: Thanks man, hope you had a good weekend as well! Ah nice, the frequent streaming leagues! Yeah with all those on the wire, I think Russell and Gordon are streams, and Green is getting close too. They’re more holds in limited moves, but in unlimited streaming I go nuts haha

      • Connor says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks man, yeah I went ahead and dropped Gordon for Mayo and Russell for PBev for tonight. I appreciate the advice! I know it’s probably too much but you and Slim should do podcasts every day! I’d be willing to pay a subscription lol

        • Slim

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          @Connor: I tried to get JB to give me a monetary number that could make that happen but he couldn’t come up with one. I’m not sure for me either, but I am sure a number exists that could make me quit my job, or at least turn it into a part time thing. I joked with him about starting a kickstarter one time and ya know, maybe it isn’t the worst idea I’ve ever had… I have no idea how big the listener base is but I have this little voice in my head that keeps telling me this is possible.

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Connor: @Slim: Nice moves!

            Hah yeah, I mean if Razz was both our full time jobs, it’d be no question, but alas we must work. Really appreciate it man!

  8. hamtime says:
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    Hi JB,

    All serious offers – please help! i own all the players being mentioned first.

    1. favors/ibaka or love/hayward
    2. favors/ibaka for AD
    3. tjones/collison for kmid
    4. drummond/porter for PG13/dragic
    5. do you like casspi or koufos for the weeks ahead? and is bayless real or another yearly mirage?
    6. please tell me capela is here to stay…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hamtime: Hey, nice thanks for laying it out that way! I get confused easy… 1. Hold 2. Mmmmm, I think taking it 3. Probably hold, but nice to open up a roster spot if in a shallower 4. Yes! 5. Yup like both Kings short term, but maybe not ROS once Boogie is back. Bayless might just be a flash in the pan if MCW can look better, but holding for now. 6. Eesh wish I could for certain, love his game but thats two really big PF/C with awful FT%

  9. miles proudfoot says:
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    Special thanksgiving shoutout to the biggest of turkey’s illyasova!

    Someone felt the gangrene and dropped Nerlins. I just dropped Collison for Dieng the other day, need C position. Would like to pick up Noel but don’t know if I have anyone to drop and trades like a 2 for 1 seem damn near impossible. Would you drop Dieng, sully, TJones, Danny Green or Dragic for Noel? Tis the season.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Hah the six foot turkey! Completely forgot about that 🙂

      Oh no, I think that mighta been too gangrene-y! I’d get Noel back. I know you just got him and he’s been OK, but losing Dieng, not trusting of the role

      • miles proudfoot says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks man, good advice. I really like Collison but just feel he’s the odd man out on my team. You cool with dropping him in 10 team leagues at this point?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @miles proudfoot: Yeah, even the bigger Rondo optomists didn’t see this… 10ers, yeah he can go fro streaming/hot options

  10. dom says:
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    hey good stuff, congrats on Panthers being the last undefeated team

    big week for me in my 10 team 9 cat as I’m matched up with the other 5-0 team. We’re clearly the 2 best teams in the league so this should be a fun one. Glancing at the season stats shows this

    he has: slight edge in FG%, REB, STL, TO and big edge in AST
    I have: slight edge in PTS, 3PM and big edge in blocks and FT%

    it’s very close. so first decision is to start Crowder (@MIA) or Wes Matthews (@SAC) tonight. Leaning Crowder. Next decision is to stream Meyers Leonard (DAL) or G Dieng (ORL) tomorrow. I picked up Leonard already as bballmonster liked him more for this night but if the Dieng train is indeed back I have no problem hopping on. Any thoughts? Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

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      @dom: Thanks man! Yeah I’m focused on staying healthy for the playoffs. Come too far to not get the title! Yeah gimme crowder too, help fight the REB and STL battle. I think I’d take Dieng there, playing better and the Magic have a lot of bigger big men so I could see he and KAT share some time again

  11. Fella says:
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    RHJ crushed for me last week. I don’t wanna drop him but I might have to if Capela keeps starting. Then there is the emerging TJ Warren…what are your thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Fella: I’m def losing RHJ, we saw what a rookie bump can look like. Capela most likely is my guy, but if you need PTS, Warren is solid too

  12. RicoSuave says:
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    Great Job JB! Thanks for the awesome updates…

    12 team H2H points league… I need to drop one of these guys (we have only 3 Bench spots and Bazemore just came back from injury…)

    Please advise who do you think I should drop

    Thanks again.

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      @RicoSuave:

      OOOPPPSSS! I guess I didn’t include my team… here it is.

      PG Kemba Walker, Cha PG, SG

      SG Jimmy Butler, Chi SG, SF

      SF Draymond Green, GS SF, PF

      PF Terrence Jones, Hou PF

      C Enes Kanter, OKC C, PF

      C Clint Capela, Hou C

      G Victor Oladipo, Orl SG, PG

      F Otto Porter Jr., Wsh SF, SG

      UTIL Mike Conley, Mem PG

      UTIL Emmanuel Mudiay, Den PG

      BENCH

      Bench Darren Collison, Sac PG

      Bench Aaron Gordon, Orl PF, SF

      Bench Gorgui Dieng, Min C, PF

      IR Kent Bazemore, Atl SG, SF

      • JB Gilpin

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        @RicoSuave: Thanks for reading man! First out for me is sadly Dieng, who is looking better but I still worry about the mins. Can you hold your lineup as is a few more days and not active Bazemore?

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          @JB Gilpin: lineups lock today… but, I can probably do that… just hold Bazemore and see what happens…

          • RicoSuave says:
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            @RicoSuave: Thanks again!

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              @RicoSuave: Ah gotcha, yeah if weekly I don’t see a big need to grab someone else as your starters look good, I’d ride out one more week

  13. ABulldogs says:
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    Hey JB,

    I am in a 14 team h2h 9 cat each cat league.

    I have these players I can dispense: Tyson Chandler, TJ McConnell, and Matt Barnes

    Who is going first?

    Who do you recommend picking up? P-Bev, Ray Felton, Burke, OJ Mayo

    I need to boost FG%,3pm, and decrease TO.

    Thanks a lot!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @ABulldogs: Probably Barnes, I know he’s played better lately, but Randolph back will hurt. I’d get Beverley. I don’t think changing out Chandler for one of those helps those cats. Any time!

  14. Maxwell says:
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    Do you like my klay and darren collison for his Eric gordon and jahlil okafor? Or do you like klay and collison for beal and dieng?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Maxwell: Nah I don’t like either, it’s selling Klay way too cheap for me

      • Maxwell says:
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        @JB Gilpin: what do you think I would have to pair with beal to get it good for me cuz they’re playing a similar game?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Maxwell: Well Klay should get better. I’d want Beal+a solid fit for particular needs, someone better than Dieng if you needed a big for example

  15. hamtime says:
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    1. favors for love
    2. ibaka for teague
    3. ibaka tjones for teague derozan

    thanks again

    • JB Gilpin

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      @hamtime: 1. Nah 2. If dire PG need OK, but don’t love it. 3. Same, PG/PTS need sure, but prob not

  16. charlie says:
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    What should I do with Aaron Gordon and Ty Lawson??

    I still think each has upside, but I’m not sure if it’s worth stashing either as my team suffers for the forseeable future.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @charlie: Holding Gordon, but yeah Lawson can go, they seem over that experiment right now

      • charlie says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        What do you think of Gordon’s long term outlook?

        With Fournier’s emergence , I don’t see how he ever grows into a 30 MPG role or a starting spot. Just hope he becomes more consistent and becomes a super sub??

        • JB Gilpin

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          @charlie: Yeah kinda what I’m thinking, 25-28 mins of kinda that Terrence Jones role, that’s how many mins he has gotten through some nice per-game seasons

  17. TheJohn says:
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    ibaka for favors?

    how do you rate covington? anychance hes worth a trade for dipo??

    • JB Gilpin

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      @TheJohn: I’d probably still own Ibaka, but close. Love Covington, i do worry about health and playing for the awful Sixers and them doing something weird with him again, I’d rather Dipo still

  18. Chinzy says:
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    Hey JB. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.

    Last week I did a trade: I traded my Beal + IT2 for Klay + Hayward. Might be regretting a little bit to see how Curry is doing so well that Klay doesn’t need to shoot as much.

    Owner said he would trade me back Beal + IT2 for My lowry + thad young now.

    Team now:
    Kyle Lowry
    Brandon Knight
    Victor Oladipo
    George Hill
    Darren Collison
    Klay Thompson
    Gordon Hayward
    Thaddeus Young
    Al-Farouq Aminu
    Derrick Favors
    Andre Drummond
    DeMarcus Cousins
    DeAndre Jordan

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      @Chinzy:

      Sorry just dropped Collison for Capela. In other words, do I need IT2 and Beal back on my team? Should I counter his offer?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Chinzy: Thanks man, hope you had a good tgiv as well! Whoaaaaaa, love that deal! And nah, not giving him Lowry to get your other guys back. I’d be fine countering, but not giving Lowry for either of those 2

  19. JG

    kw says:
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    So, finally got away with a nice 6-3 win..albeit took 4 moves to eek out wins on 4 categories. Really tough to go against a team that has 4 stat stuffers Dray/Batum/Butler/Kristaps surrounded with the likes of Galo, IT2.1.1., Bosh and Ariza.

    Not even sure how I won other stats aside from FG and TOs

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @kw: Nice, big win is a big win! I think you can feel good about knowing you out-managed them 🙂

  20. Beards says:
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    9 cat h2h keeper (up to 5)
    My Porzingis, Hayward, Al Jeff for
    Horford, Clarkson, Dragic?

    My team right now
    Harden, Hayward, Tyreke, Dipo, Kemba
    Joe Johnsn, Bazemore, Otto, RondaeHollis
    Porzingis, Al Jeff, Mahinmi, Lauvergne, Jval (IL)

    Looking for ways to improve my team…

    • Slim

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      @Beards: NO!!! Porzingis is the best keeper on this list and I would argue Hayward is number 2 (age). Horford would be nice and all but in a keeper I am just not letting Porzingis go. Honestly… I don’t even think this offer is all that close.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Beards: @Slim: Yeah keeper you gotta hold there, I might have Horford higher even as a keeper, but rest makes it a hold. You’d need some sort of massive youth back to trade Zinger, Al Jeff is def the best to move, but gotta hope he gets healthy soon

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          @@JB Gilpin: JB Gilpin: @Slim Yeah, that’s what I was leaning towards. Porzingis too young and too talented to give up in a keeper league. Thanks guys for the reassurance!

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Slim: @HIIII: Any time!

  21. Spring Blake says:
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    Hi JB, Thanks for the writeups this year, you’ve been saving my ass as i try to wade through my first fantasy B Ball season. Quick trade question:

    My Mahinmi / G Vasquez for his JR Smith / Festus Ezeli

    16 team roto:

    PG: Bledsoe
    SG: Harden
    SF: Batum
    PF: T. Jones
    C: Pachulia
    G: Ellis
    F: Jokic
    SG/SF: Ariza
    PF/C:Mahinmi
    Util: Vasquez

    BN:
    Hollis-Jeffries
    Humphries
    D. West
    Bogut
    Wroten

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Spring Blake: Thanks for readin man! Glad we’re helping! Meh, seems like kinda a lateral move, and I was impressed last mahinmi game. Plus MCW losing so many mins gives Vasquez some upside when healthy. I’d prob hold

      • Spring Blake says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Makes sense, thanks JB! Anything in particular you’d recommend upgrading. Early season really tanked my FG% and TO, but seems like I’m better off just accepting that as life….

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Spring Blake: Hah, well it is still early, and def wanna try and get those bad cats to middle of the pack. Your build def is gonna have huge TO, I’d try and boost that FG%, maybe like Ariza for Gortat? A big that can help there.

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            @JB Gilpin: I’ll see what I can get for Ariza, thanks for the advice as always!

  22. Joe says:
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    10-team h2h 9-cat league. Got Wall, Teague, Bradley, Middleton, Batum, Durant, Covington, Zingis, Bosh, Gobert, Zaza.

    I almost wanted to drop Zaza for Clarkson but I wonder if it wouldn’t be better to drop Avery Bradley for him. They’re similar and I think Clarkson’s stock will rise more than Bradley’s. What do you think?

    • Joe says:
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      @Joe:

      Tony Parker is also available and he’s tempting because I’m not so great in assists. I thought about Ish but with Tyreke and Norris Cole coming back who knows what’s going to happen.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Joe: Totally agree, and I think another big is good for this build. I’d make the Clarkson swap with Bradley. Wow, Ish is still avail?! I can’t believe I’m saying this, but in a 10er I’d ride Ish while he’s hot, then switch to Clarkson when Reke is back a game or two and eased in

  23. Scott says:
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    Dieng or Koufos?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: Long-term Dieng, if more a streaming spot and another game of no Boogie, going Koufos

  24. Greyson12 says:
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    JB..Looking to gain in blocks, rebounds, steals, FG%. I offered Gay and Gallanari for Millsap and Noel. Wanted your thoughts? 8cat roto 12tm.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Greyson12: Looks like a great offer to me! I hope it gets taken, Millsap is best in deal and if your PTS are solid, it’s golden. Helps for Noel it’s 8cat as well

  25. Daddy Pig says:
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    Drop Burks or Marcus Morris for Jokic and/or Capela? I just traded away Ibaka and got Olapida/Payton, so I’m looking for high FG%, boards/blocks. Thanks.

    8 team redraft roto
    10 cats (TO’s and Minutes played are the add ons)

    PG: Teague, Lowry
    SG: Olapido, McCullom
    G: E Payton
    SF: Gallo, Korver
    PF: Gay, Aldridge
    F: Porter
    C: Gobert, Gortat, M Leonard
    UTIL: Bayless

    Bench: Burks, Marcus Morris, JR Smith

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Daddy Pig: With MPG, I think I’d hold Morris still. Capela I’d add, I’d probably take a shot on Jokic too. I kinda wanna hold Burks, I’d rather lose Leonard and Smith though.

  26. Dante Green says:
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    JB’s posts are always worth the wait. Hah thanks for the writeup man!

    Roto-who-fcuking-hates-Wiggins-world reported that coach Malone said Jokic has earned DEN’s starting center position, your thoughts man?

    • Dante Green says:
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      @Dante Green:
      Half tempted to drop Agordon for him. Lolll

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Dante Green: Hah appreciate it man! Don’t get me wrong, I love Rotoworld, but sometimes they add too much opinion, and it gets funny since they have a team and one opinion will differ from another. I like Jokic’s upside, but it’ll be rocky. Kinda feel the same with Gordon, but I think Gordon is better if given the shot, I’d prob still hold there

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          @JB Gilpin:

          HAH TRUEEE! One article about a player differs from another! I noticed that, too! Hah

          Yessirr! I was one click away to dropping Agordon earlier but like what you said about your Latin Lovah ” Why can’t I quit you?!?”. I can’t seem to find the strength to quit Agordon like I’m willing to wait however long it takes for him to crack 25mins a game. Hah.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Dante Green: Yup they need to keep their blurbs opinion free! Hahaha I hear ya, he’s so hard to quit with those mad hops and bulging muscles!

  27. Matt says:
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    9 cat h2h, capella or jokic ?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matt: I’ll take Capela

  28. Threekola says:
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    Hello JB…I am back…but this time…something is different.

    I am not here to ask about POSSIBLE trades…but a trade I actually DID. And, of course, I couldn’t ask your opinion on it because it happened so fast.

    Just traded Draymond Green + D-will and got Paul George + Tony Parker.

    Draymond makes me so horny…but you knowI need those points and threes. I don’t care much for D-Will or Tony, I’d rather have D-Russel who is on the waivers.

    But for Draymond vs. PG13, I pretty much just lost some blocks and got a few added TOs. I can easily afford the hit to assists, as you know.

    PG13 has been way too hot lately but so has dray.

    What do you think? I think they both finish top 15.

    I FINALLY MADE A TRADE!!!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Threekola: Nice work again! Got ya on the REL 🙂

  29. tentyme says:
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    In a h2h weekly 12 team 9 cat we don’t use TO we use FG% drop bogut for clint capella? The rest of my bigs are Drummond, duncan, I just thought clint would be better over cats.

    • tentyme says:
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      @tentyme: my PF are draymond, Harrison Barnes, chandler parsons btw… clint just seems like he has the better potential than bogut I guess but nor sure that’s why I’m asking you. Thx for the help

      • JB Gilpin

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        @tentyme: Yup I would nab Capela. Agree with you, more potential and Bogut is so brittle and might be out at any time a while anyway

  30. Patty Mills is my homeboy says:
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    Yo JB,

    Another great wrap, cheers.

    I’m holding Aaron Gordon in a 10 team, 9 cat, 15 player league and have recently added Parker who is filling a nice assist gap for me at the moment. I’m sitting 3rd but am a bit short on steals and 3PM on the season.

    Gorgui, RHJ, Jerami Grant and Gary Harris all on waivers. Would you keep holding?

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      @Patty Mills is my homeboy: Also, who would you rather own (if you had to) Tony Parker or Deron. And would you do Mirotic and Deron for DeMarre carrol and Danny Green?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Patty Mills is my homeboy: Thanks so much! Well I’ll start at the bottom, I like Williams. Yeah I think I’d do that Carroll deal too.

        Hmmm, I still like Gordon, but lots of good options. Can you stream? If so I like bouncing around all those guys every day. ROS I’ll likely hold Gordon, but mad close

  31. Jerry says:
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    Hey, JB! Would you trade Korver for TJ Warren? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jerry: Hmmm, I’m not a big Korver fan, but still would prob hold. Unless you had a ton of 3s already, then I might take Warren

  32. Clos says:
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    Jb what’s going on? Been awhile since I’ve been on razzball..busy couple of weeks.. I’m dropping cojo for pbev and Aaron Gordon for seraphin..12er 12cat..what do you think? I’m holding Gordon on my other team since I’m in first by 7.5 but I’m mid standings in this league.. Gotta make some moves

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Clos: Whats up man?1 I hear ya, busy time of year, glad to see ya! I’m good with the Pbev one, I’d ride out Gordon there, don’t trust Seraphin’s role yet. But I’m OK streaming the spot for Gordon at this point…

  33. ! says:
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    in a 10 team league, are tristan thompson and bayless holdable or should i drop em for one of the following: dieng, burks, a gordon or RoLo?
    thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @!: Def losing Thompson. Going for needs, if a big Dieng, SG Burks, more a stash, Gordon. Likely holding Bayless

      • .. says:
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        @JB Gilpin: how about jokic, stanjo?

        Would you do bosh and Isaiah Thomas for millsap/ibaka and dragic? Just realized Miami has a terrible schedule…
        Thanks

        • JB Gilpin

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          @..: Still gonna go for needs, I’d likely take Burks in a vacuum. Yeah our playoff sched def is a big help that Slim does!

          http://basketball.razzball.com/itsthereturn

          And sure, the Millsap one for sure. Ibaka one, only if BLK is a need…

  34. J-Won says:
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    @JB I’d greatly appreciate if you could help me out on what stats to focus on.

    10 team H2H

    so far my roster:
    Covington, Dragic, Westbrook, Teague, Gobert, Sullinger, Rubio, T. Jones, Aminu, Middleton, Mo Williams, Monroe, Gortat

    Some guys that are available in the wire are: Lavine, Porter Jr., Hibbert, Beverly (though i think i might be good on Stls now) Reb, Points, FG%, Blks and maybe little more assists?

    and i’ve already done the trade but i traded mirotic and noel to get rubio and terrence jones , which kinda sucked since clint capella is doing good right now. But do you think i made the right choice?

    Thanks man!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @J-Won: With the trade – it’s close. I dunno if you had enough of an AST need to do it. I still have faith in noel.

      Yeah big man stats would be a help. Nice guards make Mo a little unneeded, I’d be OK nabbing Hibbert for him, even though he’s been pretty blah lately

      • J-Won says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks man! really appreciate it..im trying to raise myself from the dead (current 9th in league) also if im trying to test the waters for trade should i try sell high with Middleton or Covington.. it seems Middleton might be more consistent for me.. but covington is stepping it up and would u rather keep aminu or sullinger to include as part of a trade?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @J-Won: I’d def rather hold Sullinger. Hmmm, I still dunno how much Covington would get, he’s been too good to trade for something not big lately, given t’s a small sample, I’d prob rather sell middleton

  35. Kentucky Conundrum says:
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    12 team 9 cat h2h league I got offered John wall for my Bledsoe my teams biggest weakness is steals. Would you do this for ROS hoping wall breaks out of this slumpy slump?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Kentucky Conundrum: Yeah gotta take Wall there, especially with the steals need, nice buy low

  36. jonny says:
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    Hey JB,

    It’s probably time to drop tyson chandler in a h2h 10 teamer right? Can you rank these pick ups on long term value:

    dieng, lamb, pachulia, barton, joe johnson, jokic, wes matthews, lavine

    Thanks man!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @jonny: Yeah I think so. Long term in a vacuum, probably Matthews, Pachulia, Johnson, Dieng as a pretty solid top 4. Any time!

  37. Lasandro says:
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    Mate, you have no idea how happy your articles make me, damn! I’m sailing at half-mast here, if you get my drift.. that’s how excited I get!

    Ok, I remember a couple of weeks ago you not liking me trading my Lillard for Kawhi in a 14cat roto (super shallow – like Paris Hilton). But how about a straight LBJ for Kawhi? Or for PG?

    I switched TJones for Capela on the wire and haven’t looked back. Even in just 22mins today (Thornton got hott off the bench) he chips in 4 stls and 5brds (all O) with great FG%. I don’t think dropping him in the near future is looking likely – he’s kinda doin what Noel was doin that second half, last season.

    Speaking of the Seventy-Shitsters (just thought of that), what do you make of Noel’s, Cov’s and Grant’s trade values? I grabbed Avery off the wire while Cov was still stinkin it up and sitting in the FA pool. Then, of course, he turned it around but Bradley has been playing too well for me to drop. Is it worth a shot trading Bradley for Cov or do you see the Boston man keeping this up when Smart returns? I think y’all were right in saying that he’d see the most mins for this team because his D is just muy caliente. Hell, he may make a second team Defensive Team by the end of the season – he’s that good. But yeah, Cov is my guy and I had to drop him during those injuries, after I drafter him. As far as Noel, is he worth trading for? I just don’t see him bouncing back with Okafor clogging the paint and Cov seemingly getting more and more mins at the 4.

    Watching this UTA – GSW game.. oh man, the Jazz are really giving it to them! Would be great if they snap this record

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: Also, just got offered Horford and Jimmy for my Teague and LBJ. I don’t wanna compromise my ASTs (I’m leading, but not by much) but would love your thoughts. My team:
      Teague
      LBJ
      B Lopez
      KAT
      Barton
      Gobert
      Gay
      Bradley
      Lillard
      Ariza
      Capela
      Tobias
      Jack

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: Hah thanks so much man! Glad to be settling back into a routine for a few weeks here, then the big holiday is coming…

        Lillard for Kawhi is looking a lot better now… LBJ for George I can get down with too. Yeah it’s tough in an 8ers to hold Tjones anymore, I’m good riding Capela while hot.

        Haha poor Sixers…Yeah Bradley has been too good, I know you love Willlie B, but I’d swap him for Covington. I think I’m passing on that offer right now, the Jimmy B one.

        Damn yeah Jazz were close!

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        @JB Gilpin: Haha Barton for Cov? Oh man, the owner didn’t even consider me trading him Bradley… he’s in love with his stls and it’s so messed up that I was the one who drafted him in the first place haha. He just missed too many games for me to hold on to. Doesn’t help that he had anotehr great one today, geez. More important question re: Grant, below..

        Getting excited for that holiday of yours, I’m sure!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Lasandro: I love the holidays and all, but I’m ready to get back into a routine! Yeah I’d swap to Covington, another good one tonight

  38. Andrew Ringer says:
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    Hey.. Would you do Ryan Anderson+Covington for Rudy Gay and Carroll/Faried (who do you like more out of Carroll and Faried)? Also, how do you feel about Gary Harris in 16ers? I think he has a good chance to have season long value. Would you drop him for Stanley Johnson, Robin Lopez or Felton?

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      @Andrew Ringer: Yeah I’d probably do it, but I love Covington. Probably sticking with Faried, but is based on need. Def would lose Harris for upside of StanJo after last night, and hope it pans out!

  39. hanns says:
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    your thoughts on kevin love ROS? I’m thinking of trading my drummond for him b/c I really can’t punt FT.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @hanns: I might want a tad more back, but he does look good. Still a worry about DNPs down the stretch and a little injury concern, if you told me he wouldn’t miss a game ROS I would be good 1-for-1

  40. Marshall says:
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    Hey JB and Slim, if I need assists, are you fine with this trade – carroll for payton?

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      @Marshall: or would you prefer cousins for cp3 and porzingis

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        @Marshall: Yup! Good with the Payton one, but I lovvve getting CP3 and Porzy for Cousins even more

        • Marshall says:
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          @JB Gilpin: sorry, it was cousins + carroll. but i think i’m probably doing it

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            @Marshall: Yeah Carroll isn’t enough to make me not like it either, I’m good with it

  41. m1chael says:
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    Hey JB!

    Love your Monday morning articles.
    Here’s my team..
    Payton
    AGordon
    DWill
    JHarden
    MWilliams
    Millsap
    Bosh
    Drummond
    Randle
    Plumlee
    Dragic
    TJones

    Thinking about dropping Gordon for DeAngelo Russell. With the Kobe news I feel like his mins are on the rise. What do you think?
    Others available are TJ Warren, Bayless, JGrant, PBev, StanJo.

    Also someone in my league wants to trade Wall for a big. Do I need Wall? If so who could I swing for Wall?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @m1chael: I’m still a little worried about Russell’s consistency, but with Gordon and Tjones it’s tough to hold both. I’m good streaming it with either Warren or Grant. 8 or 9 cat? If 9cat, you’re really punting TO with Wall and I dunno if you need him that much, maybe a 2 for 2 could work though…

  42. Mark says:
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    Man, what is up with t jones and now he didn’t even leave the bench in the 2nd half. In a 9 cat, 12 person h2h, is he worth a hold? Waiver includes: jokic, jerami grant, stanjo, alex Len.

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      @Mark: JB’s gonna disagree with me because he’s high on TJones’ upside (as he should be) but I just recently flipped him for Capela on the wire and haven’t looked back. Sure, his skillset is higher, but Capella is younger and showing a lot more activity than Jones. Plus Bickerstaff seems to be a big fan of Capella and he’s working well with Dwight.

      Jones may come back on but, as it stands, Grant in PHI has more opportunity to put up some nice lines with Noel currently out. The D stats will always be there and if you can handle his weak FG%, I think he’s an obvious choice. Len is poop, StanJo is mad talented but his mins are erratic, and Jokic and Joffrey seem to be in a timeshare. You COULD try and shop Jones around, but don’t sleep on Grant before he gets nabbed. He plays a few times this week too.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Mark: @Lasandro: Well Capela I still dunno about long-term. Jerami Grant is looking really appealing for Jones right now, I think I can do that one.

  43. ByeFelica says:
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    Rubio is such a puss. He has to be made of plastic.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ByeFelica: Hah, I believe it’s “plastico”

  44. Mari says:
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    Hi JB,

    May you please rank: Meyers Leonard, O Porter, Collison and Lamb for ROS.

    I can’t decide who to pick up to fill a dead spot in my roster. I’m leaning towards Porter, though, because he appears more well rounded.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Mari: Sure I’ll go Colly, Porter, Lamb, Meyers. I still don’t quite get the Meyers love, we talked that this morning on the Pod. Porter is def a little better for now, I think Colly has upside as season presses on

  45. Trul says:
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    Hi jb, my Demcarrol for his Mirotic, what do u think?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Trul: Seems about even to me depending on needs

  46. Ed says:
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    hi guys,

    Was offered CP3 and Vucevic for my Bledsoe and Love.

    Should i immediately accept this as selling high on both Love and Bledsoe? Or is there more to it i have to put into consideration?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Ed: It’s a thinker for me. CP3>Bledsoe but close and I am a little worried about Vuc. i think I’m taking it, as long as your scoring and 3s are really good

  47. Jerry says:
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    Hey, JB! Would you trade Dragic for Collison? Do you think Collison has more long term value for the rest of the season? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jerry: Hey man! Nah I would hold Dragic, I do think Colly gets better, but same for Dragic

  48. fantasyocd says:
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    hi JB, great commentary, best in fantasy universe.
    what do u think of zingis for kemba? fair?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @fantasyocd: Thanks so much man! Yeah that seems fair for right now, if needing more G stats, great sell high for Zinger

  49. Lasandro says:
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    So what we thinkin here about Jerami in PHI? Better in the short term over guys like Barton and Crowder? Want some good multi cat with scoring. Barton brings the great %s and ability to go to the line, which is why I currently own him.

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      @JB Gilpin: Actually, Noel played well today – he may replace Grant in the lineup soon, no? How about Jrue’s outlook now that Reke is back? think he’ll start producing again? He’s on the wire and has been mediocre but with Reke spacing the floor it may help him.. Colli and Burks are out there but I’d rather hold my Bradley and Barton for now. Rank these guys if you can please. Crowder does have the mins, that’s for sure. Let’s throw Lamb in there too, who’s creeping up towards the late 20’s in mins played of late.

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: Wait.. WTF is going on in MIN!?!?!? Why is Towns not being played????? Dieng played 29min to his 22min. This is not good at all!!

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      @JB Gilpin: All over the place here but been offered a trade (14 cat roto): my LBJ and Teague/Gay for Wiggy and Rondo. I’ve said no, initially, because I’d like to think that Bron can get me more, but my league is awfully skeptical with him. Either way, let’s discuss Rondo’s value. The stls are there (despite a lack of them in the last 4) and those asts and brds are ridiculous. Is his situation just too volatile. I’ve read plenty of quotes where he feels at peace and is in a positive place for the first time in a while, which may directly influence his play for the best. What round value would you class him in these days?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: Yeah I still like Noel, but Grant can play the 3 and 4, so I like Grant, I’d take him over those two right now. Jrue should see an uptick, I’d own Bradley and Grant right now though. KAT was struggling, mins have been down but I think they come back.

        Rondo is maybe a 6th rounder for me or so, given he could be better on the right teams. Metrics will hate him due to TO and poor %s. I know your league seems to have BronBron but I’d want more

  50. Lasandro says:
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    Well, down goes gobert.. Just as he was coming around, too. HUGE blow to my shallow roto squad. Seeing that Capella has been playing well for me, who should I swap Barton out with for blks and brds with upside for scoring. Grant seems to be the best bet but I still don’t trust brown and his rotations. How about mahinmi – he’s looking mad consistent. I know booker goes off when favors is out but do you think he’ll contribute playing alongside Derrick. How about dieng? Please rank

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      @JB Gilpin: Hm, I couple of thoughts following tonight’s games: was Capela’s lack of PT today due to matchups? Seems as though they were content just running Dwight out there with shooters. He’s not droppable for Mahinmi is he? Meanwhile, Barton played absolutely great today. Would’ve liekd to have seen some D stats but the rest was great and really was Denver’s best player today, as is the case on many nights. Jeremi’s role, as I feared, may be too erratic with Brown brown-staining his rotations once again.

      So, keep Capela and Barton or consider a drop for Booker or Ian? TJones is out there but i just don’t trust his role moving forward despite today’s great night.

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: Well, makes things easier: Booker and Grant just picked up. Fck me I hope Booker doesn’t go off. So… Capela or Mahinmi. Or just leave everything as is? Kieff and Porter were the guys dropped by the team that picked Book and Grant up. I had Kieff last season but dude was frustrating and seems to be once again. Porter… meh, I’d rather Barton.

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: Add Dieng, Marv Will, Noah and Plumlee to that list please. Wondernig if I should give up Barton to roster an extra big to make up for Gobert’s loss (ie. keep Capela).

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: Yeahhhhh that one hurts. I’ll take Grant, Mahinmi, Dieng, Booker. Nah still holding Capela. Brown does suck for Sixers rotations haha. Yeah thinking of losing Barton for a big for sure. Keeping Capela and nab mahinmi (sorry going through it top down haha). So you have that one spot if I’m following right, losing Barton. Still Mahinmi over those, Noah is close

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