Man, what an exciting trade deadline!  Thanks for checking out our Trade Deadline Live Post, where you can read about all the trades that went down yesterday

And off the emotional roller coaster of those deadline deals, the NBA is finally back after a week away.  I certainly need to consult my physician since it’s definitely lasting more than 4 hours…  Especially after seeing Serge Ibaka pull a Goro right out of the 2nd-half gate!  Twas an empty big man line, but 21/22/0/0/0 is a nice way to start a shortened week!  Hit 8-12 from the field and 5-6 FT which twill get it done.  Serge didn’t take a trey, and while he hit a few jumpers, look how much closer to the hoop his shot chart was:

Serge Ibaka Shot Chart

With Enes Kanter on his way to OKC to bring his own brand of mid-rangeness, I think Ibaka can look forward to a nice boost in FG%.  Sure it may cost him a trey here and there, but Serge should still seek shots from the seashore.  And while Kanter had his share of nice rebounding games with the Jazz, putting him out there for his mid-range O is going to help Serge’s post presence.  I really like the move for Ibaka’s value.  Here’s what else went down last night in our return to NBA action:

DeAndre Jordan Ya know, the Spurs deserved to lose last night…  And that’s not something I usually say!  Pop benched Kawhi as well as going to hack-a-Jordan, which I guess was successful in making DJ a 10-28 FT shooter.  Ouuuuuuccchhhh.  Well, buh bye FT% this week DJ owners!  We thank you for flying SNL, your FT% is about the same success rate as David Spade movies…

Jamal Crawford The ageless one!  Had some straight streetball moves and shakes, ending up with a 26/0/5/2/1 line hitting 5 treys.

Glen Davis – When he plays basketball it reminds me of this…  More SNL references!  Got some nice energy minutes in a 10/6/0/1/1 line, but meh.

Chris Paul CP3 = fantasy MVP while Blake Griffin is hurt!  22/5/16/1/0, and hit the killer shots late to Iceman the Spurs.

Spencer Hawes – Ya know, didn’t do much in a 7/4/3/1/1 line, but played 33 minutes and even if the per-36s are scrubby, he should get the run to maintain some usability in some leagues.  Although not looking too hot for most 12ers.

Kawhi Leonard F you Pop.  Not letting your best player shoot out of a slump…  Then hack a DJ, play 4 guards and Duncan, AND lose the game.  It’s like he had a Freaky Friday with Brad Stevens or somethin’!  At least Kawhi got some stats for you in a 4/6/6/1/0 line, but was an abysmal 1-11 from the field and 2-4 FT with 3 TO.  It’s like a bad Michael Carter-Williams night!  Hah, and toward the end of the game, TNT’s Reggie Miller was talking about how they need to get Kawhi going, and he blew a wide open layup where he got caught between laying it in or dunking.  It’s all in your head Kawhi!  He’ll be fine.

Tim Duncan – Should’ve taken a lot more than 14 shots!  Aka, Reese Witherspoon’s nightly rant driving home…  12-14 FG (1-1 3PTM 5-5 FT) 30/11/3/1/1 with no TO.  Duncan and Paul looked like sure-fire HOFs out there… “They are sure-fire HOFers, JB!”  Never say never (cough, Barry Bonds…)!  Now, he did bang knees pretty bad towards the end of this game (ironically, pretty sure it was with Chris Paul), so hopefully no swelling pops up in dem oldknees.

Tony Parker We got Kevin Garnett heading back to Sota, Tayshaun Prince back to Detroit, and Parker putting up 21/3/13/2/0 lines with no TO!  It’s 2003 all over again!  Take the healthy TP for as long as it lasts, if he keeps this up until your fantasy league’s trade deadline, sellllllll!

Kevin Durant Is it just me, or did a lot of solid players have rough shooting games last night?  Kawhi, KD, DJ FTs… Durant for 12/6/5 on 4-14 shooting.  In the second half, KD did not look good at all and changed his shoes twice.  This foot thing has gone from frustrating to fantasy-killing.  Hopefully it was a minor thing that can go away, but don’t be surprised if a DNP is coming again soon…  I thought the break was supposed to help heal, not make things worse!

Russell Westbrook Putting the Thunder on his back.  34/5/10/2/0 hitting 9-17 FG and 14-14 FT.  Such a beast.

Andre Roberson OKC pounded the glass like the T-Rex pounding the kids’ Jeep is Jurassic Park!  Anyone else flip to that during the games yesterday?  Only 15 minutes yet, pulled down 12 boards.  All while Serge getting a Goro!  Nothing much to read into though…

Chandler Parsons Another guy with a tough shooting night, hitting only 3-12.  “Actually, it’s MISS Chanandler Bong!

Monta Ellis – Only 2-13.  Marks back-to-back awful shooting nights with redonk steals!  Taking it out on the D end!  Had 6 last night, and 3-19 FG with 13 steals the past two.  Crazy.

Rajon Rondo Returned from a broken face to break your %s.  2-9 FG (1-2 FT) 5/2/6/0/0 with 2 TO.  The new Boston PG Isaiah Thomas might be a better fantasy option ROS!

Chris Bosh – Ugh, very scary news he may have a blood clot in his lung.  Hopefully it’s refuted by a follow-up, as the same issue cost Mirza Teletovic his season.  Hoping for the best.

 

Streamers/Cheap Daily League Picks:

*Note, the NBA record for players traded at the deadline was yesterday, and a lot of guys might not make their debuts.  So be sure to check your line-ups before tip to be sure traded guys are active or inactive for their new squads!

Alen Len (16% owned) – With all the Suns moves, plus a matchup against the big man-heavy Wolves and Nikola Pekovic, I think Len sees a lot of minutes if he’s indeed healthy.  He went through practice Wednesday, but certainly a guy to be sure he’s active before tip.

Jerryd Bayless (3% owned) – Ugh, so Bayless is much close to maybe being a DNP, but if the hip flexor he suffered over a week ago last Wednesday is healed up, he could be your Bucks starting PG tonight.  MCW is banged up even if he does make it to the team in time for the game, so there is a lot of PG minutes to be had.  O.J. Mayo is another good play, but at 49% owned, he won’t be out there in most leagues.

 

I hope your fantasy squads reaped the rewards of that crazy deadline, and we’ll catch you next Monday.  Have a great weekend Razzball Nation!

 

  1. hamtime says:
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    1. i give up on kd. i offered kd+mason plum for wall+klay. i doubt that gets accepted, but who wins that trade?

    2. sadly held onto marcus smart in a 16m. droppable or still worth a spot?

    3. mason plumlee, patterson, m. barnes – pls rank for ros.

    thanks!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @hamtime: 1. I’ll take Wall/Klay. But getting Klay from his owner won’t be easy.

      2. In a 16er I’m holding. In a 12er I’m moving on.

      3. I think it goes Barnes, Patterson, Plumlee. I hate what Thad is about to do to that big man rotation.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hamtime: 1. Me too, Wall side. 2. Ehhhh, close depends on options, but yeah in 16 proba hold. 3. Yeah I like Slim’s order too. ANy time!

  2. SMLV1 says:
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    Drop Mason Plumlee for Nurkic?

    Is Kanter worth holding now that he is in OKC?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @SMLV1: Defffff get Nurk. Probably not unless a really deep league

  3. patrick says:
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    KD or john wall + kawhi, which side?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @patrick: 2 top 25 guys for KD. That seems about right, I’ll take Wall and Kawhi.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @patrick: Yeah me too, Wall side

  4. Dante Green says:
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    How long do you think K-Leonard’s slump would last? His owner in my league said he’s interested in swapping him for my MCW! Lol. Too bad MCW’s still injured. But I like him in MIL, he’s in an environment where winning is considered a good thing! Unlike in PHI where players got used to losing and forgot the feeling of being a winner. I think that change of scenery would actually do him good don’t you think, JB? Or I might be wrong? LOL

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Dante Green: He’s too good of a player. I bet sooner rather than later. I would give MCW and not look back. Maybe he’s better, or maybe Kidd can’t stand him and benches him.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Yeah, Kawhi looked fine, just barely missing shots. Happens. So much better than MCW. Sure MCW has some optimism with a change of scenery, but still Kawhi by a mile

      • Dante Green says:
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        @JB Gilpin: you guys thanks! Yea, but I didnt feel comfortable about that swap, felt like i was gonna rob him. Maybe mcw+parsons for leonard?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dante Green: Hah don’t feel bad about offers sent to you!

          • Dante Green says:
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            @JB Gilpin: haha yea, but the thing is I’m the LM! I gotta set good example Loll. Thanks JB for all the help, appreciate a whole lot!

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Dante Green: Doesn’t mean you can’t take bad trades, not your fault! Haha. Any time man!

  5. David says:
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    Am up big in 10-team h2h 8-cat and looking to solify for playoffs. Biggest concerns have been FT % (damn you andre) and assists. Would you look to make a move now or stand pat? If so, who would you trade / package …

    G: Curry, Harden, K Mart, RJax, Danny Green
    F: Millsap, Dray Green, Covington, Tobias Harris
    C: Drummond, Gobert, Whiteside, Dieng

    many thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @David: Yeah Gobert playing more minutes won’t help FT, but I dunno if I’d break that up. Rjax should be a nice boost in dimes. Nasty team! I don’t like Tobias’ playoff sched, I might look to move him for a low-end PG, whoever will take it. ANy time!

  6. Jesse says:
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    Hey Jb! Got SG and 2 utility spots tonight in a points league h2h. 1/2/2/3/3/-3 DD/5 is the scoring system. Middleton or g Hill at the SG? And the 2 utility is between Tobias, Gieng, nurkic , favors ? Thanks!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Jesse: Favors is easy. More shots with Kanter gone and Gobert isn’t an offensive threat. I’m leaning Gorgui but a little risky. Middleton vs GHill is close. I’ll take Hill vs Philly.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jesse: Def Favors too. I’d go Nurk for the 2nd one. And I’d go Hill as well at G

      • Jesse says:
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        @JB Gilpin: appreciate it guys!

  7. Joe says:
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    So had I known KD’s foot was acting up again, I probably would have bid all $62 of my remaining FAAB on R-Jax. Instead I bid $31 and someone else bid $38 and I lost. How dumb should I feel?

    Ok, now the serious question: I’m in 3rd but with KD nursing that foot, R-Jax gone, Melo out, do I just opt to drop Melo for one of the FAA below? Do I look for a trade to improve this year? Or do I start setting my sights on next year if you don’t think I can win?

    Most interesting FAs are
    Redick Crawford, Nurkic, Clarkson, Gerald G., DeMarre, Mozgov, PG3 (11th round pick to keep, but my league is shallow)

    10-team, H2H, 9-cat, daily. Slots are PG-SG-SF-PF-C-Util, Util, 4 bench.
    Roster: Conley, Tyreke, IT2, MCW, Matthews, Melo, Middleton, Durant, West, Marc G., Gobert

    • Joe says:
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      @Joe:

      Oh. And Canaan. Lol.

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @Joe: I think you can go for it. IT2 and Gobert just got big boosts and Melo is really the only negative. I’d make the move for Nurkic and go for it. Also I’d hold MCW and see how it works out in Mil. I really like their playoff schedule. Crawford shouldn’t be available though. MCW vs him is worth thinking about.

        • Joe says:
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          @Slim:

          Nurkic has the upside. Just not sure whether he’ll get a lot of PT on my team because of his limited position eligibility. My concern with Crawford is that his FG% is even worse than MCW’s without offering quite as many counting stats.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Joe: Man, George in the 11th… Hurt you this year but maybe you can do enough to matter. That’s a tough keeper price for me not to want to grab him at this point.

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              @JB Gilpin:

              I can take him and see what happens with KD. If KD is healthy, and no one else on my roster goes down, I can evaluate what to do. But if KD’s foot lingers, I just can’t see being a realistic title threat without Melo or a healthy KD. So having PG3 for next year would be nice.

              But I do think PG3 on my roster may mean I need to deal MCW because I’d be losing a player slot’s worth of counting stats, while still getting clobbered in FG and TOs. Fewer players, I think, calls for a more efficient team.

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                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Joe: Yeah I mean, I hate to say a 3rd place team should not go all out, but yeah…

                I kinda buy that, and a change of scenery should help MCW’s price tag

  8. the Tristan Thompson conundrum says:
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    Shabazz worth an add or is k mart still cocktail blocking him too much. Also could you post the link to the fantasy playoff schedule again I have no idea how tO find it. Thanks.

  9. Nick says:
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    Rubio or Rjax??

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Nick: Yeah I’m taking Rubio. I trust his steals. Basically this comes down to Reggie’s FG% (which should be above avg for a PG) vs Rubio’s steals. I guess you could make a case for Jackson but I’ll take Rubio.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nick: Yeah fairly close, but Rubio for me too

  10. Random Dude says:
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    Who would you rather have… Curry or Durant?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Random Dude: Curry. Better playoff schedule and a whole lot more reliable.

      • Random Dude says:
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        @Slim: Would it be too much to offer Durant and Kevin Martin for Curry and a scrub? I have good depth and the loss of Martin wouldn’t hurt me too bad.

        • Random Dude says:
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          @Random Dude: Would you consider putting Oladipo in the offer instead of Martin given his playoff schedule?

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Random Dude: Ugh leaning Curry now too. Nope I like that offer. Ummm, I think I’d rather try to move KMart over Oladipo first, but if rejected I would try VO one as well

  11. Jerry says:
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    Who has more value ROS…………Covington, Jack, or Elfrid Payton? Thanks for the help!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Jerry: Covington is well ahead of those guys and MCW’s enormous usage being gone only helps. Jack vs Elfrid is interesting. Jack for 3s/Pts/FG%/FT% or Elfrid for Steals. OK maybe it isn’t all that interesting. Playoff schedule is significantly better for Jack too.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jerry: Yeah I like Slim’s order too, Coving, Jack Payton

  12. Osnam says:
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    So drop DJ Augustine for Isaiah Canaan? Thanks

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Osnam: Yep. No guarantee with Canaan but DJ is done in anything but the deepest leagues.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Osnam: There’s the report I’ve been looking for. 76ers GM Hinkie says Canaan likely starter and he talks about how they were trying to draft him in 2013. He’s gonna score, he’s gonna get assists and a lot of 3s. Solid FT%. I’m just a little concerned if the steals will be there. With the pace and street ball atmosphere I think he should get about 1.2 spg in 32 min and be just fine.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Osnam: Yup def doing that one

  13. Larry says:
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    Rondo or Mo Williams worth dropping for any of the ff? Galloway, Payton (bad playoff schedule though), Burke, Calderon, Evan Turner, Stephenson, PBev? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Larry: Nahhhh you gotta hold those guys. Any time!

  14. B-rad says:
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    Looking for a big and missed out on j hill 🙁

    I dropped Jrue and DJ augustin for Canaan and olynyk.

    But now I am curious: bosh is out with his condition. Is there a secondary benefactor besides white side? Will james ennis be unleashed, or is it Birdman with a more consistent 20+ mins a game. If Birdman gets those mins I can see decent reb and blks: maybe 7rpg with a little over a block? Low TO with Fg too.

    If I had to ask which to own you would probably say olynyk over the previous of ennis and Birdman but is there a chance Ed Davis is going to finally emerge in LA? Can Brandon wright be of value again now that plumlee is gone? No one is talking about him either.

    Thanks for the insight, looking forward to it

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @B-rad: Damn! Yeah I like Hill to be decent ROS, not huge upside tho. Nice adds though!

      Def not Birdman. They don’t want to stretch him. Ennis as a 4… I dunno if he’s big enough. I bet Miami wishes this happened pre-deadline. Really unsure what they do…. Udonis Haslem some minutes too? Sheesh. Although Spoelstra just said it isn’t 100% official yet.

      Ehhhh, Davis needs a lot of injuries ahead of him, but it could happen given it would be like Boozer and Sacre.

      Hope that helps!

  15. RicoSuave says:
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    WOW! Chris Bosh likely done for the season… Ouch!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RicoSuave: Yup, altho coach Spo said people are “jumping the gun”. We’ll see

  16. AC says:
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    Hey JB,

    Assuming Bosh is out for the year (so depressing for so many reasons), who should I pick up to fill the void?

    Here are the available bigs:
    -Jordan Hill
    -Amir
    -Nene
    -Olynyk
    -Henson
    -Patrick Patterson
    -Jusuf Nurkic

    Who would you pick up?

    Here’s my team needs:
    -I’m strong at 3-PTand FG%.
    -I’m good on REB and BLK, but can always use some cushion there.
    -I’m in the middle of the pack on PTS and TO.
    -I’m poor at FT%, AST, and ST

    Thanks!

    • AC says:
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      @AC: Hill just got picked up, so he’s out of the running.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @AC: Def waiting a tad more to be sure it’s official, Spo said people are jumping the gun. But he’s likely done.

        I think I’d go Nurk. His FT shot is pretty good and is a decent big man steals guy.

        Any time!

  17. Jerry says:
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    Jack or Plumlee the rest of the way in Broolklyn? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jerry: Depends on needs, but Jack in almost all situations, dunno about PLum’s PT

  18. NimsheyPOBlo says:
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    Is Rondo droppable, or is there hope for a return to something of a decent starter?

    • NimsheyPOBlo says:
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      And I know that may sound ridiculous, but he’s averaging about 5/5/4/ with over 2 TOs and terrible percentages over his last 7 games. I feel like Andre Miller may be better ROS in his new role in SacTown.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @NimsheyPOBlo: Nahhhh you gotta try and hold and hope it gets better, but it’s def not ridiculous. Hahahaha, sad but true Miller could be decent, but nah hold

  19. dom says:
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    what are we expecting from Alex Len now?

    do you think it’s easier to make up 106 assists or 25 threes for ROS roto?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dom: Ummm, decent numbers but I doubt he plays more than lik 28 minutes most nights. Hornacek loves going small. Still only a fringe 12-teamer guy.

      The 3s. Easier to find guys to stream

  20. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Pts league, who to drop for Canaan–E. Gordon, G. Henderson or Mo Williams? And how much of my $166 FAAB to bid? That’s more $ than most active owners have left.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Def Hendo. MKG about back. It’s kinda late in the year and I love the upside. I would go bold. $60ish maybe more

  21. yung professional says:
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    what do you think of offering Rondo for Isaiah Thomas?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @yung professional: Sure, yeah I think IT2 is worth that upgrade with the upside!

  22. Martin says:
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    JB,
    In a vacuum MCW or Gorgui Dieng?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Martin: Man that’s a tough one… I’ll lean MCW but because I could see Flip not playing Gorgui next to Pek all the time.

  23. AW says:
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    I am up in a 8-team h2h 8-and looking to solify for playoffs. I don’t know what to do with Lopez, Rondo and Augustin. Would you look to make a move now or stand pat? If so, who would you trade / package …

    Rondo, Middleton, Klay Thompson, Leonard, Dragic, Augustin, Westbrook
    Horford, Favors
    Duncan, Chandler, Whiteside, Lopez

    many thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AW: Augustin is a definite drop. Rondo is so hard to trade, I think you gotta just hold and hope for the best. And which Lopez? Bro or Ro? I think maybe either one + Duncan for one more dimer will help, since Rondo isn’t delivering

  24. nont says:
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    Hi JB, what do you think of my lowry for his whiteside ?, since I have many guards Mo williams, Cannaan, Ellis , Dragic now.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @nont: Well Mo Will won’t be finishing th year as the starter most likely and Canaan is upside, I think Lowry is too much, would need something more back

  25. colin says:
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    scale of 1-10 how sure to you feel that kemba will come back healthy and produce at least decent value in time for the playoffs if not a little before? he was dropped and i decided to stash him but don’t wanna hold if his injury is worse than thought! Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

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      @colin: A little before playoffs, 1. During playoffs… 4ish. He said he’s going to go slow and I don’t know if Mo Will is really that bad of a temporary downgrade so no need to rush him

  26. Andrew says:
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    Hi, I want to try to make some moves to solidify my team for the playoffs. I am currently tied for 2nd place. I feel the trades yesterday all benefited my team turning my bench players into starters. This is what my roster looks like at the moment.

    PG – MCW, Conley, Isaiah Thomas, Canaan
    SG – Harden
    SF – Durant, Antetokounmpo, Carroll, Paul George
    PF – Davis, Whiteside
    C – Gortat, Dieng

    Based on an earlier comment, I offered Durant + Carroll for Wall + Klay. If that gets rejected, should I just ride with this team throughout the playoffs or try to upgrade somewhere? I was thinking Durant + someone for curry since my 3PM & Assists were weak pre-ASB. Thanks!

    • Andrew says:
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      @Andrew: I forgot to mention Nurkic is a free agent as well. Should I drop someone for him? Carroll maybe?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Andrew: Nice, I like that offer. Yeah I wouldn’t sell Durant too low, he did come back into the game even though he was having issues. Durant plus a low option for Curry might work too, maybe Canaan’s first few games are good.

        Yeah I think Nurk could help your team, I personally would drop George for him if it’s a redraft and H2H league, I don’t see him doing much late March

  27. Henry says:
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    12 team H2H 9 cat

    Wondering if you would drop any of P. Beverley, Matt Barnes, or KCP for Canaan? I have $30 FAAB left ($100 to start the season). Any thoughts on how much do bid?

    Also, I need to drop another one of those guys for when Collison comes back off the IR.

    Thanks, hope you guys have a nice weekend! 🙂

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Henry: I literally made the exact move of KCP for Canaan so yup! I would bid a good bit, heading towards the end. $20ish? Barnes would be my next drop. Thanks have a good weekend!

  28. Ryan says:
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    I’m definitely buying into the idea that Kanter’s mid-range game will make Ibaka better. Just found out that Miles Plumlee was traded to the Bucks. Anyone think he is worth a look in deeper leagues?

    His situation in Phoenix was way too topsy-turvy to make him ownable in most leagues, but I could see a possible opening for him to get minutes in the Bucks rotation. I definitely like him better than all of their PFs. He should at the very least be able to take backup minutes at either the 4 or the 5.

    • Ryan says:
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      @Ryan: I also really like MCW going to the Bucks and I have probably been his biggest critic this season. Wasn’t Jason Kidd exactly like him at one point? If anyone can mold him into an elite PG it’s gotta be Capn’ Kidd. I can also see an immediate surge in his assists and a slight bump in his FG% due to him not being the only scoring option on a D-League team anymore. Obviously less ppg, but I would gladly take that trade-off if you’re not punting FG%.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Ryan: Ehhhh, maybe the deepest sure but there’s still Zaza and Henson… Not great minutes outlook. Ehhh I dunno about that, Zaza for his passing and Henson I like more.

        Man, Kidd and MCW did have some early comparables! But Kidd year 2 was almost at 10 APG. I do like the upside for MCW for sure. Agree with that assessment there, but not going too crazy for the dimes, Knight wasn’t killing assists either.

  29. Clos says:
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    Hey jb yahoo updates says that deron Williams is starting tonight because jack isn’t playing. They also said that he might keep that starting role.. You think I should drop him for Gerald green or am I over thinking it

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clos: Yup for tonight, and nah I don’t think so, but ya never know. I think that’s overthinking it at this point, but def wish you could have Green on your squad another way

  30. Nikko says:
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    What do you think about my Lowry for Thompson or BLEDSOE? It’s my h2h points league

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nikko: Seems a little bit like an overpay, Thompson has some big ups and downs

  31. Glenn says:
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    Hey JB, My unbreakable fantasy team took a hit lol. I’m still comfortably in 1st place but I feel like I need to switch it up a little via free agency. Should I drop Batum and/or Sullinger? Not much to add, but I was thinking Canaan, Ellington, Clarkson, Lou Williams, or Mayo

    This is my squad:
    Goran Dragic
    Tyreke Evans
    Jimmy Butler
    Paul Millsap
    LaMarcus Aldridge
    Brandon knight
    David West
    Demarcus Cousins
    Gordon Hayward
    Nicolas Batum
    CP3
    Marc Gasol
    Jared Sullinger

    • Slim

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      @Glenn: Nice looking team. This shouldn’t hurt too bad. I would make the move for Canaan but I have a feeling JB is going to pick sweet Lou. Ehh… Maybe he’s right… I’m probably just being overly biased.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Glenn: Damn yeah nice team! Def not dropping Batum. Great assists ont hat team so yeah I’m not going for upside of Canaan, I’d go Lou. But to a team needing dimes I would prob give them Canaan.

  32. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    “Lawson will come off the bench against the Bucks on Friday night and Jameer Nelson will start.” ~ RotoWorld

    Of the many strange things with rotations, coaching, Faried’s minutes, etc, that go on in Denver, this may be the stupidest! When is Shaw getting fired?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: Lawson didn’t play at all. I say no effing way Jameer overtakes his starting job.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: Yeah just disciplinary. Shaw trying to wave his dick around one last time haha

  33. Sam says:
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    Hey jb , who you feelin will be the better big – Alex Len or big Nurk? Or are they both pretty similar upside?

    • Slim

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      @Sam: I’m taking Nurkic. It comes down to his steals for me but he should score and assist more than Len. Len may block more shots but the difference will probably be negligable. As for playing time. I would peg Nurkic for 28-30 and Len for 24-26 (mostly due to Pheonix’s wonky big man rotations which I do not believe the loss of Plumlee effects).

      • Sam says:
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        @Slim: thanks boys appreciate the help, if I was to put dieng in the mix as well who would u take, dieng or Nurk? Both on the wire atm and I don’t think I can wait too long before they’re gone haha

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Sam: With Bennett hurt at least 2 weeks and Shabazz now out for the year, def makes me wanna go Dieng

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sam: Really liked what I saw from Len last night, but yeah still Nurk

  34. Shaft says:
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    time to lose holiday for deron Williams? Is the thinking that even if holiday comes back in three weeks he’ll be on a mins limit and would be too risky to roll out during the playoffs

    • Slim

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      @Shaft: He won’t be back in 3 weeks. He will be re-evaluated… My guess is they shut him down again. But yes I definitely don’t expect him to come back to what he was before he went down. Deron had a nice game with Jack out so I get the move, just not sure it continues.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shaft: Yeah Jrue can def go, I’m fine taking D-Will for now and wait and see, but Jack is prob gonna start again, so may have to readdress down the road

      • Shaft says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks man. I’ve also got jack so I can temporarily hold Both until it Shakes out.

        Would you trade tyson Chandler and Jack for reggie Jackson? What about for IT3? Would grab Nurkic or Middleton off the wire

        8-cat 10-teamer:
        G: lillard, knight, rubio, Jack, deron Williams
        F: durant, draymond, favors, Covington
        C: boogie, whiteside and Chandler

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          @Shaft: sorry for all the posts, but I was at your boyfriend brandon knight’s phoenix debut against the Bulls last night and he just didn’t look like the same player. He was getting roasted on D by Aaron brooks all night. And wasn’t aggressive at all. I’m pretty worried. Thanks!

          Would you trade knight and tyson Chandler for dragic? What about knight and Jack for dragic?

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Shaft: Def would do the Jackson one. IT3 I probably wouldn’t, I dunno how that will work out yet. Upside is kinda there, but meh.

            Rant time! I couldn’t effing watch his debut!!!!! NBA tv isn’t avail on the app and is a higher tier on my cable package I ain’t payin fo!

            So yeah, I mean it was his first game, he shot 50% and got a couple dimes, I’m not close to worried yet. Bulls a good defensive team too.

            Def not the Knight one. Ehhhh, Dragic didn’t look great either, but things aren’t perfect right away. I’d prob not do that one either.

            Any time!

            • Shaft says:
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              @JB Gilpin: last one, I promise. I just proposed a knight favors and tyson Chandler for Bledsoe, Gobert or terrence jones deal. would then grab either nurkic or Middleton or Canaan off the wire. would you do that deal? other guy says he’s thinking it over

              • JB Gilpin

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                @Shaft: Hah no worried man! Whew I dunno about that one, I like Favors and Gobert about the same, Knight and Bledsoe close-ish, and Chandler still way over Jones. But if you do it I would prob go Nurk all things equal but I think I’d roll dice on Middleton

  35. Nick says:
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    Hey Jb!

    Big potential trade in dynasty.

    My dieng,conley and Clarkson for his thad, rjax and IT3. Now I know I win in that scenario. But he’s still mulling it over and asking if I can upgrade dieng to griffin or jefferson. Which of those 2 guys should I choose to include over dieng, or should I not pull the trigger if I need to upgrade over dieng?

    Main reason I need to do this trade is for a lack of depth at SG and SF. Here’s my team breakdown.
    PG – wall, conley, Clarkson, Canaan
    PG/SG – dragic, knight
    SF – convington, draymond
    PF/C – ibaka, dieng, griffin, jefferson, Nurkic

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick:
      JB or Slim, both you guys give great advice!!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Nick: Whoa, love that trade! Huge huge huge. I think I would leave it as is unless you’re 100% out this year. Actually, either way I think Dieng goes first – not liking he didn’t start at the 4 the other night and he’s actually older than you’d think – (25). Thanks man, we try! Appreciate ya stoppin by!

        • Nick says:
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          @JB Gilpin:
          Thanks! I’m actually first right now and the reigning champ haha, so I mostly just need another SG abd sf to round out the roster. But this was helpful, needed to know if I should include griffin or jefferson if I had too. I love Rjax upside and IT3 could put up numbers from last year so the fact that he’s mulling this trade over gets me really excited

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Nick: Sweet let’s hope he takes it!

  36. Lasandro says:
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    Been offered Lowry and klay for my KD in my 14cat roto? Need the fg% and Obrds help and don’t need lowry’s stats as I’m stacked with pgs. Should I counter with KD for klay and vuc (or zbo)? He’s got LBJ but don’t think I can land him 1 for 1 these days.. Could try once KD actually returns. Whenever the hell that happens. Siiiiigh

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Whoa yeah nice original offer but yeah I know you need bigs… Sure I would go Vuc and Klay I think it helps ya out!

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb Gilpin: it’d be a nice original offer back in, say, December, but don’t you think Lowry’s been seriously underachieving since Derozen’s return? I mean, if it’s the better value pack I could take it and flip either Lowry, wall, Rubio or Ty for a beastly big (told ya I’m stacked there haha – AND mo will is lookin like a good add so far thanks)

      I just know that vuc would directly impact my %s and help some of the O brds I miss with millsap and Drummond now gone from my squad

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: KD’s risk these days still makes it reasonable to me though, rather 1/2 of what you got back in Lowry have some slight underachieving than 100% fot he other side having DNPs half the time.

      • Lasandro says:
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        @jb Gilpin: well, not sure how I did it but I just traded KD and my filler (nurk) for klay and vuc!!! Taking into account my recent trade for sully and wall, I’ve done this the past three days: my Drummond, millsap and KD for vuc, klay and wall. Not that bad if I look at things this way! And I’m on top on all brds and defensive stats, just needed much improved %s and asts. Thanks for advice!

        My 14 cat roto squad now:
        Vuc
        Ibaka
        Pau
        Kieff
        Jimmy
        Klay
        Draymond
        Kawhi
        Wiggins
        Ty
        Wall
        Rubio
        Mo will

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: Nice! Really liking how it’s looking man!

  37. Frank White says:
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    Wutup JB… I picked up Isaiah Canaan cause they said he’d be starting. He didn’t play last night so is this a one time thing or what’s going on cause I can’t hold dead weight. I got Collison hurt. Also have you heard a timetable for Collison??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: We expect him to start, which we talked about that on Thurs and on the Pod. I don’t think there’s any official timetable but I doubt it lasts much longer

  38. Bye Felicia says:
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    Im done waiting on durant. Can i move him for Westbrook or Butler? That’s close isn’t it considering he’s obviously not ever going to be healthy this season

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bye Felicia: Yeah, I mean I might do Westbrook all things equal. Butler, meh… I dunno if I’d go that low

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I can’t deal him now. I tried trading him for Haywood & Draymond Green. This is going to cost me a spot in the playoffs. I can’t cut Kemba cuz i can’t afford the best team grabbing him. Ugh. . I should have taken someone else in the draft.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Bye Felicia: Yeah it’s been a brutal year, why fantasy is never an exact science!

  39. poundsand says:
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    Rolo or T Zeller?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @poundsand: Hmmm, I almost said Rolo right away but doing a double take… Leaning Rolo still even with Sully done ROS

  40. DrayDrayTrain says:
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    Man it has been a tough week. First Jrue and now Bosh, both of whom are on my team. Ouch! It was tough letting Bosh go today, but do you think it’s time to drop Jrue too? I mean he’s going to be re-evaluated in three weeks just when the playoffs start and he might not be any good even when he comes back if he even does come back. And what do you think about stashing Paul George? Currently 2nd in my league and probably will make the playoffs. Is he worth the risk?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @DrayDrayTrain: Yeah I’ve been pretty consistent thinking Jrue is a drop. And nah, not too big on George for H2H, best case he starts playing maybe halfway through the playoffs and on very strict minute limits

  41. Pistol says:
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    Hey guys, I’d like to pick up TJones who’s coming off waivers in my league but don’t know who to drop..
    My lineup in a 10 teamer after dropping Melo looks like..
    G – CP3, Ariza, Oladipo, Collison, Calderon and stashing KWalker
    F – Durant, Kawhi, Millsap and Giannis
    C – Dieng, Jordan Hill, Nurkic and Len
    I guess looking at that list I’d be thinking about Calderon, Hill, Walker and Len to drop but idunno..
    Thanks for any input!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pistol: Hmmm. I def hate Calderon but even with CP3 you need the dimes. I would drop Walker for him. Mo Williams looking awesome yest won’t help Walker rush at all.

      • pistol says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks JB. I’m a lock for the playoffs and almost for a 1st round bye as well.. would keeping Walker who’s scheduled to come back to start that first playoff week be worth it then? If I were to keep Walker it would come down to Calderon and Hill I think.. Is Jones a better option than Hill going forward?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @pistol: Makes it closer… I think it’s fine to lose him though. I just don’t trust Jones ROS because Dwight looming at some point. Still leaning Calderon, barely.

  42. pistol says:
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    I’m having issues posting a comment so I’m sorry if theres a double or triple post.. would you drop any of these guys for Terrence Jones?
    My lineup in a 10 teamer after dropping Melo looks like..
    G – CP3, Ariza, Oladipo, Collison, Calderon and stashing KWalker
    F – Durant, Kawhi, Millsap and Giannis
    C – Dieng, Jordan Hill, Nurkic and Len
    I guess looking at that list I’d be thinking about Calderon, Hill, Walker and Len to drop but idunno..
    Thanks for any input!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @pistol: Sorry about that! Yeah spam filter got ya, but you’re good now!

  43. Senior says:
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    @JB Gilpin:

    JB, When are you doing your top 100 pitchers story?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Senior: They’re done! Well, almost. I have the ranks done and my blurbs for each one, just editing and going through one more time for last minute tweaks. Then up to Grey when he wants them published, I’d guess sometime next week. Let’s get 2015 going!

  44. MAC says:
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    same here. though i just dropped jrue already for jordan clarkson. tough to own a couple injured guys, i also have blake. im a xur lock for playoffs, prefer to get the 4th or 5th seed, avoiding the 6th cause of match ups. hehe.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @MAC: Yeah I like the Jrue drop too. Def can’t have that dead weight at this point!

  45. Lawson says:
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    Hi! I got Canaan for Meeks and now I have 2 doubts… First, should I get rid of Pat Pat for James Johnson?
    Second, sadly, Jrue Holiday looks like he wont come back soon, or at all. Would you take Meeks, Shumpert, Casspi, J Rich, Rivers?, Alan Anderson, Caron Butler, Norris Cole or Randy Foye?

    Thanks a lot!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Lawson: Nice move! Yeah Johnson so much more upside, that said no Lou Williams and it was a blowout. So not going nuts for JJ.

      Def losing Jrue unless a huge #1 seed gap. Between Meeks, Foye, and shockingly thinking about… Caron Butler. Ugh. I’ll lean Foye for the upside, but all those guys are really close so I’d stream it as best I could. Any time!

      • Lawson says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks! Then you would get Pat Pat out for JJ?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lawson: Ehhh, man their so, so close. PitPat is always hitting all the cats, JJ goes off sometimes. Might lean JJ right now, but see-saw back and forth haha

  46. patrick says:
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    trying to sneak in a big win in this short week. in need of 3s.

    is picking up jason richardson and dropping mario chalmers a crazy move?

    rio has been playing well the last two, but his role should be diminished with Dragic.

    can i safely cut?

    thanks

    • Lawson says:
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      @patrick: J Rich doesnt sound like “safe” to me

      • patrick says:
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        @Lawson: for sure, not looking at him as a long term option. more asking if safe to cut mario

    • patrick says:
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      @patrick: got galloway, rio, jordan clarkson and Len at the end of my bench. please rank them! ‘ppreciate it

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @patrick: Ah sorry I missed ya man! Was balls deep in the pitcher ranks.

        Yup Rio is a drop. ROS I like Galloway, Len (thos two changing depending on G/big need) Clarkson Rio. Any time!

  47. Ri¢hie Ri¢h says:
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    What’s up, Razzball? Wanna add Terrence Jones, Tyler Zeller and stash Kelly Olynyk but not sure who to drop. My worst guys are probably Robin Lopez, Markieff Morris (after recent bad FG% games and bad playoff schedule) and David West.

    PG: Stephen Curry, Ty Lawson, Jeff Teague, Isaiah Canaan
    SG: Gordon Hayward, Khris Middleton, Danny Green
    SF: Tobias Harris
    PF: Paul Millsap, Derrick Favors, David West, Markieff Morris
    C: Jusuf Nurkic, Robin Lopez

    What ya think? Thanks a millions! If I get the trophy this year, its all because of JB and Slim!!!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Ri¢hie Ri¢h: What’s good man! Def not losing Kieff. Long term I still don’t trust TJones. Not liking the downside of minutes when Dwight is back.

      Hmmm. I’m kinda leaning holding the full team ya got. Can’t believe I’m backing Rolo! He’s prob first out if you really like one of those guys, but even with Sully out ROS I don’t fully buy into Zeller or Olynyk yet. Stevens loves messing things up haha. Let’s get the trophy man!

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