… especially since the Sixers are probably going to stay with that one in the win column for a good while!

One… The number of restarts to the Sixers game…  What, was Tim Donaghy reffing and have odds on the Wolves scoring first?!  Seriously, the Sixers couldn’t win a game without controversy?!  Then again there was that Bucks game, sheesh (more below).

One… The number of TOs Michael Carter-Williams will never have in a game… Only one game under three TO this year, but hey, everything else is pretty sexy out there!  Near tripdub last night in the Sixers W for 20/9/9 and three steals.  Finally putting the W in MCW!  Shot 9-20 from the field, but when he’s at the FT line it still gives him delirium triggers like a recovering alcoholic!  It’s actually “delirium tremens”, but man I love that old Coheed song!  2-7 from the stripe last night with the whopping 6 giveaways, and it’s what you bargain for as an MCW owner.  It’s almost like he sold his soul to the efficiency gods just to put up sexy triple-double stats.  Maybe when Tony Wroten comes back, he can just be MCW’s TO-surrogate.  “Tony, just turn it over a few times, and it’ll get em out of my system.”  I feel like trading away/for MCW has been the most frequently asked comment… I was huge on him heading into the year, and even though his FT/TO drain hurt him in the metrics, I think if you can build around that – even in 9-cat – he’s probably worth more than most owners think.  While those 9-cat metrics that rate everything equally are how they should work, remember it’s a team game and strengths/weaknesses play off each other.  All you really want is one!  One more win than the other team in the fantasy championship.  Of course in Roto, you can’t handle those ones!  So I would be selling in those formats.  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy action:

 Guess the Kobe Bryant line – Well, for a while there is looked like it was gonna be a monster!  Had 15 Pts in the first quarter, then got Wizard-ized…. Which sounds dumb, strike that.  Got DC-ed!  Eh, there’s nothing there – got stifled!  29/4/3 making JeF with 1 F our winner!  His guess of 30/5/3 was right on, with Thunder from down under an honorable mention getting the 29 Pts right… Nice to see Kobe with “only” 4 TO after that debacle Tuesday, and other than Nick Young banging a couple shots, was the only Laker to show up in a blowout loss… Hey JeF, how many F’s do the Lakers get for their play this year?!

Jeremy Lin 0-10 from the field.  Yikes!  0/4/5/0/1 with 4 TO in only 21 minutes.  That might have helped…

Kris Humphries – …with his 20 rebounds!  What in the world?!  6/20/1/2/1 in 30 minutes.  “Thanks for the bricks, Jeremy!”

Rasual Butler – This is getting a little silly… Led the Wiz off the bench with 24 minutes for yet another usable line.  14/4/2/2/0 shooting 5-7 (2-3 3PTM 2-2 FT) without a single TO.  All while Bradley Beal returned to form with 27/2/7!  If you had asked me who the 6th man was for this team in October, I might not have even known Rasual was on the 12-man roster!  Worth a look in 16ers and deeper, and maybe even a 14er at this point.

Nikola Mirotic I sorta clowned one of his preseason games, and it was all the motivation he needed for his rookie year!  All NBA players have Razzball bookmarked, duh!  11/12/1/0/1 in another hyper-effective game with only 1 TO and 4-8 shooting (2-4 3PTM, 1-1 FT).  Take your time, Taj!

Cody Zeller Even with Marvin Williams back, started for the terrible Hornets.  12/8/2 for CZ while Marvin was his usual terrible self for 6/3/0/1/0 with both playing about 24 minutes.  That’s a team with [JeF with] no Fs.

Lance Stephenson Sell, sell, sell!  20/8/4 looks sexy and all, 9-18 shooting is great for Lance, but another 4 TO and can’t hit threes to save his life anymore.  7-38 from deep on the season, and is without a long ball in 5 straight (0-8).  With the steals under 1, no blocks and him not being a good FT shooter, it’s a perfect sell-high game.

Greg Monroe It seems like only one Piston shows up a night… 29/7/0/0/1 on 9-17 FG and 11-11 FT, but his lack of defensive stats is disturbing!  Just say that last part in Darth Vader’s voice…

Brandon Jennings – BJ & Lin, can’t hit the broad side of a tree, their shots are b-r-i-c-k-i-n-g.  0-11 FG, yet somehow managed a dimebag with 12 assists.  In an ultimate showing of awfulness, D.J. Augustin was also 0-6.  We all thought this was a solid PG combo!

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Why can’t you just show some consistency either way?!  Addiction is a tricky business… My KCP addiction just can’t get figured out… I dunno if I can recover or if I’ll pull a Leaving Las Vegas…  Although I’d hang out with Elisabeth Shue any time!  15/6/1/2/0 for KCP with three treys.  And if this assist isn’t enough to give up your sobriety, I don’t know what is!  Plus, there was a moment towards the end of the first half when Detroit was up and Boston went on a 9-0 run I think it was to re-take the lead, and with DET having nothing work, KCP took a contested 3 and banged it.  Instant O!  I hope they run more offense through him.

Andre Drummond Patience benefits the Drummonds!  27/14/0/4/5 in a monster line, shooting 12-18 FG.  You get the awful 3-8 FT though, but this is exactly the kind of game Drummo owners were hoping for in drafts.  Maybe this is a new leaf.

Kelly Olynyk While a huge liability on D against Monroe and Drummo, notched a rainbow!  20/7/3/2/3 with a couple of treys to boot.  Meh, if you dropped him because Tyler Zeller took the starting role, no way you could’ve seen this and I’m not stammering over my headband and disgusting hair to get him again…

Jeff Green Scored 32 points against a bad team.  Woo.  Hoo.

Al Horford Well friggin’ A.  I gotta take off the buy low label.  Now has a “hold and pray” label.  And a “I hope my teams are going against him this week if I don’t own him” label.  Too many labels!

Josh McRoberts – “I’m finally starting, I’m gonna get a milksteak after the game!”  Well, maybe notsomuch…  21 minutes of 4/0/5/3/0 on 2-4 shooting with 4 TO.  No milksteak for you!

Mario Chalmers – Huge game last night, and might have won himself a permanent starting role with Norris Cole sitting out with the flu.  19/5/11/1/1 from hearts of Chalm, shooting 6-8 FG and 7-9 FT.  Played unreal while Dwyane Wade was shooting his TV show, so maybe this is a sign he can co-exist with grandpa-D.

Luol Deng Exited early hurting his hand on a hard fall.  James Ennis would probably be the fill-in should Deng miss any time, so in deeper leagues if he’s out there, worth the speculative flyer if Deng dinged himself pretty nice.

Mirza Teletovic – Heat check!  26/15/2/0/0 on 9-13 FG (5-7 3PTM 3-4 FT) in a ton of minutes with Kevin Garnett sitting.  Of courrrrrrse, another monster game for my REL opponent, it’s kinda crazy the monster games against me this year!  He had Dragic Tuesday!  Let’s see, tomorrow he’s got Robin Lopez going, so the negative juju I’ve shot out in the universe for RoLo means he’ll go off for like 30/20 and 8 blocks.  Oh yeah, Teletovic… Single-digit scoring in the previous three games, shooting a combined 4-21 FG and 1-12 3PTM in that stretch.  Sometimes ya hot, and for Telet, usually ya not!

Danny Green Holy beejebus!  20/10/2/2/3 rainbow line with no TO shooting 7-14 FG (6-11 3PTM).  Man he’s been good this year!  Although after a nice game like this, it’s precedence for a Pop DNP-rest…  Before last night, his numbers really haven’t looked that different from 2012-13, so if anyone isn’t valuing him at that level and think this is flukey and he’s more 13-14, I’d buy.  Plus hasn’t missed a FT yet this year!  Could get a job as FT coach for the Pistons, that’s for sure!

Marc Gasol Ruh roh!  Says he has knee soreness in that same knee he tore the MCL in last year…  Expect an MRI today, and cross your fingers maybe a one-game siesta will heal it up.

Houston Rockets – Great team performance, given all the injuries, to beat a good Memphis team.  No one really had a stand out game, just everyone hit their shots.  Surprising that with no Dwight Howard, Terrence Jones, Patrick Beverley, and Isaiah Canaan, on top of a team 22:19 AST:TO ratio, the Rockets blew em out.

Monta Ellis – The shot was sick for the game-winner, but c’mon!  Shuffled his feet like Michael Flatley and took like four steps before getting the fadeaway off…  23/2/7/3/1 in a nasty line with no TO.  11-26 FG is a little heavy, but c’mon now, that should’ve been a TO right there to mar that line!

Tyson Chandler Near Goromotaro!  He’s been a huge surprise for anyone that gambled on the vet C.  18/20/0/1/1 as he owned the paint against a foul-trouble laden Larry Sanders and acned-arms-laden Zaza Pachulia.  Pizza arms!  Haha, while mean, it might be Zaza’s new nickname… “Get your ‘za at Zaza’s Pizza Arms, delivery in 30 minutes or less!”

Dirk Nowitzki DNP rest after a 2OTer yesterday.  The real double old-timer is Dirk…

Khris Middleton Just when we thought we could trust Jabari Parker, The Dutchess K-Middleton gets hot and Jason Kidd runs his line-up like Hornacek with the hot hands.  Only 22 minutes for Chan Ho Park, with K-Midd going for 30 mins 21/8/0/3/1 on 8-13 shooting.  A Big.  Fat.  Meh.

Ersan Ilyasova Well, I said yesterday he should be fine unless something funky was going on with his facial contusion, and it turned out there was!  His nose was broken!  How do the Bucks not come out and say that first…?  Will miss the next four games, and is a drop in all but the deepest of leagues.  Grab Zaza if you need some upside big man strength in your Pizza Arms!

Gorgui Dieng I hope you’re reading Pops!  You asked for a convincing to hold Dieng, well Gorgui did it himself!  15/16/2/2/0 on 6-12 shooting in 41 minutes.  Still no blocks which is weird – it’s now a four-game drought – but let’s hope everyone is still hopped aboard that Dieng train!

Thaddeus Young Talk about the ultimate rough break for Thad the Impaler!  I don’t want to make too much fun given his off the court stuff, but to FINALLY get off the terrible Sixers, only to move to the Wolves and get beaten by the 0-17 Sixers… Yikes!

Robert Covington Sounds like a British Royal, no?  Had that D-League promotion buzz only to flame out from the fantasy discussion, but played well in a surprising 31 minutes (previous four games 2 minutes, 8, 13, 17) for 17/4/1/1/0 shooting 5-13 FG (3-6 3PTM 4-4 FT).  Like his other British Royal counterpart Mrs. K-Middleton, meh.

K.J. McDaniels Kielbasa Juice!  Is on a rampage right now, going 12/9/2/1/4 in 36 minutes with a couple of treys.  Slim and Dan A. get all the props in the world for being all over this kid, I wasn’t into the preseason/early-season hype like them.  I was wrong to doubt!

Kyle Lowry There ya go Slim!  Not only a 30-point winner to get Slim on the board in our challenge, but hit on a career-high!  Absolutely tore up the Jazz for 39/5/4/1/0 on 13-22 FG (4-5 3PTM 9-9 FT).  All with only 2 TO.  Beast mode while DeMar DeRozan is out.

Rodney Hood As Slim brought up on the Pod, got the start and played 27 minutes for 10/2/1/1/0 hitting two treys.  Deep league ThrAGNOF under the hood!

Alec Burks Who Hood replaced, and is already ruled out for Friday with his shoulder injury.  Apparently going to get more testing done, so this is a little scary.  I’m fine losing him for streaming if you’re in a tight one this week.

Trey Burke While he can’t play any defense, 15/3/8 last night, and back-to-back 8 assist games with 3 or more treys, and only 1 TO overall.  You’ll take anything you get from him!

Kyle O’Quinn Chugged too much whisky before the game!  Ejected after only six and a half minutes for beating up on Blake Griffin a little bit.  Justin Bieber paid the Irishman a few barrels of Jameson to perform the task.  Sucks as he was a popular play tonight with Nikola Vucevic still ailing with the back spasms.

J.J. Redick Ultimate ThrAGNOF game!  Other than an errant block (his second on the year), no other stats excpet 20 points on 7-11 FG (4-7 3PTM, 2-2 FT).  Back in that final Orlando season, he was at 4.4 assists before that mid-year trade to the Bucks.  Now is at 1.4 assists and does absolutely nothing else.  Don’t get hung up on the ThrAGNOF!

Draymond Green Gulp.  Getting an MRI on his sprained thumb, and that UCL in it or whatever seems to tear really easily.  Nick Young had it, Josh Hamilton and Yadier and Bryce had it in baseball, and in all cases it didn’t seem very serious when they came off the court/field.  This scary.  I scared.  Hold me.

 

Streamer/Cheap DraftKings Picks:

Steve Blake (2% owned) – I know, I know, I seem to pick him frequently, but Portland keeps playing on off days!  Against a terrible Pacers team that just got flummoxed by the Suns and Goran Dragic & Eric Bledsoe, I could see Blake getting some extended junk time run for some diming action.

Marreese Speights (27% owned) – The ace of Speights!  Already owned in a lot of leagues, but could be out there in yours and has some big upside should he need to fill in for Draymond’s minutes if his #Occupy’s thumb costs him the game tonight.

 

I hope everyone had a solid run through these back-to-back big slate nights, and be sure to get your streamers in there for the light schedule of Thursday night action!

  1. champer says:
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    i got an offer…horford for my favors…should i accept it considering also the playoff the schedule…

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @champer: Favors is worth multiple Horfords at this point and Favors is the one with the good playoff schedule. Absolutely not!

      • champer says:
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        tnx slim ill just reject it

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @champer: I’m with Slim too, although I think they’re closer, I think Horford can turn it around

  2. Slim

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    Yeah! I finally got one! GO Lowry!

    So in the F&F we should drop Ilyasova for Greivis right? What are we doing with Larry Sanders? Can’t run him out there anymore. Don’t need the blocks if KJ keeps this up. And Ed Davis can go but I don’t know who.

    I don’t like the news we’re getting about Marc Gasol. I’m about ready to panic.

    Giannis is showing very good per minute improvement this year but… Jason effin Kidd.

    I was right about Teague. He was playing possessed last night. Look at that, a coach who knows what he’s doing. Although, Pero Antic is so bad. He shouldn’t be out there. That’s why they drafted Adreaiaeiaaien Payne. I might have added an extra vowel in there.

    I don’t know what to make of Rasual Butler. This is pretty crazy for a 35 year old career backup.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Slim: Haha nice! Yeah it was a monster line. Wow, haha just did that move after we talked! Good call. Ef Jason Kidd indeed, what a bum. Coach Butthole needs to play more Mike Scott! Funny I brought up Butler on the Pod too, I dunno man, stream it while it’s hot in deepers! Although I won’t spend more than a few bucks of FAAB on him in REL…

  3. Lawson says:
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    Hi! So i dropped Kyle O´Quinn for Pat Patterson before his great game and now i am a bit confused of what to do…

    In my 16 team league I have as PF/Cs: Draymond Green, Terrence Jones, LeBron James, Ed Davis, Pat Patterson, Derrick Favors and Larry Sanders…

    Somebody has dropped Teletovic and, even though he is quite irregular, I am very tempted to grab him. Of these 4: Davis, Patterson, O´Quinn and Teletovic which 2 would you keep? Both are on waivers and Im late in the queue but if I am able I think I might go for Teletovic instead of Pat, O´Quinn for Ed Davis is even more even between the two of them.

    Thanks once again 😉

    • Slim

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      @Lawson: Hmm… I think Garnett is fine, just got the day off. Teletovic could get 12 minutes next time out. He’s really tough to trust unless there is an injury. Right now I would rank them thusly…

      O’Quinn, PatPat, Teletovic, Davis

      However if ranking was based off upside then Teletovic would be ahead of Patterson.

      • Lawson says:
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        @Slim: I expected more from Ed Davis but maybe O´Quinn wont do much more than him… His performances so far look better but I dont know.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lawson: I’d probably go a little different with PitPat, O’Quinn, Davis, Telet. Don’t trust Telet at all, and while nothing is too sexy with Patterson, can hit all the stats and doesn’t have any bad %s or TO

  4. JeF With 1 F says:
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    I would just like to thank everyone who helped get me the win last night…First off JashFath…your ugly win the night before showed that all you need is a dollar and a dream….And the man who’s been like an angel on my shoulder, JB….Because of you i pay more attention to Kobe this season then id like to admit. As far as the Lakers go i cant fit enough F’s on the screen, I’m a Knicks fan though so people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

    • Slim

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      @JeF With 1 F: Last 3 games for Kobe are 31/11/12, 12/5/13, 29/4/3. That’s what makes this game so tough. There is no telling which Kobe will show up night to night.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Slim: Agreed ….one thing we do know is that he is going to shoot

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: Haha love the awards speech. Yeah that JashFath one was nuts for a win! But you were impressive with this one last night. Fit those Fs on the screen!

  5. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Just realized i got two mentions today….This is going to be a crazy day with this new found fame

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Haha, bask in the moment of glory! Commenters make this the fun job it is, so love having you here man!

  6. jcg says:
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    Fantasy hoops is so much better than fantasy football! Looking for a little roster advice. Havent made any moves in a while . 12 team 9 cat

    Lillard
    Conley
    MCW
    Monta
    Wroten
    Wilson Chandler
    Giannis
    Tobias
    Dieng
    Ryan Anderson
    Drummond
    Cousins
    Jordan Hill

    FAs= teletovic, O’Quinn, Covington ,Kevin martin, pekovic, mirotic,Vasquez, kCP

    • Lawson says:
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      @jcg: I would go for Pek instead of Dieng as soon as there are news that is healthy. You have got tons of blocks and rebounds already.

      • sam says:
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        @Lawson:

        on what planet would he add pekovic for dieng?

        pek is disabled! also the wolves aren’t going anywhere and the rest of the season dieng is going to get all the mins he can handle to develop along w wiggins

        don’t listen to this. the guy is clearly in your league and waiting for you to drop him to get scooped up.

        • Slim

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          @sam: Hehe. That was pretty good. But yeah I agree, if Pek is a free agent in a 12er I’m leaving him alone.

          I might go Vasquez over Wroten but since this is definitely a punt FT% team I don’t mind rolling with Wroten.

          • Lawson says:
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            @Slim: I would do it

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jcg: Totally agree hoops is better! Yeah I had Dieng ranked ahead of Pek before the season, so I’m not making that move. Let’s see, loving what Mirotic is doing, but you don’t really have a drop… I think you’re solid with what you have now, but if Wilson C starts falling off, I would be pretty quick to move on.

  7. E says:
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    Currently sitting in first place in h2h, my team has the most turnovers and the best FT% in the league. Is Michael carter Williams someone I should target in a trade?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @E: Hard to say without seeing your team

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @E: Short answer… yes. Long answer… I think I need more info.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @E: Yeah if TO is already punted, I would try to add him

      • E says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        PG – Deron Williams
        SG – Goran Dragic
        SF- Harden
        PF – Bosh
        C – R. Lopez
        UTIL – Kemba Walker
        UTIL – Brandon Knight
        UTIL – Draymond Green
        BN – KJ Mcdaniels
        BN – Donatas Motiejunas (weekly stream guy/spot)
        BN – Jonas Valenciunas
        BN – The Greek Freak

        • JB Gilpin

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          @E: Yeah he’s an awesome pairing with harden. They both TO so bad it’s punted and Harden’s great FT helps cover MCW’s deficiency there

  8. Hamtime says:
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    1. My hill for his Ariza
    2. My taj for his Ariza
    3. My parsons/Cole for his Monta/hickson

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Hamtime:

      1. Ariza.
      2. Ariza.
      3. Ariza… I mean… tough call. Monta vs Parsons is pretty close. Hickson and Cole are probably both waiver fodder in a 12er. I’ll go Monta side.

      • Hamtime says:
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        @Slim: haha thanks, slim. Between taj and hill, who should I trade ariza for?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Hamtime: @Slim: Hahaha nice Slim. I would personally trade Taj first

  9. Lasandro says:
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    Is trading my millsap for his m gasol in a 14cat league of much benefit to me? He tried to ship a pack of Blake and d rose but I can’t be bothered with those empty defensive stats and DNPs

    • Slim

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      @Lasandro: I’m not touching Marc Gasol until he plays. I’m a little concerned with what happened last night. Even if we assume Gasol is fine I’m not sure I’m doing this trade. It’s close and all… Gasols %s vs Millsaps steals and 3s. I could go either way based off need I guess, in a vacuum I want Millsap.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Yeah man, agree with Slim, tough to want Gasol right now until we know for sure he’s healthy even though I think he’s questionable tongiht

  10. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    it’s me again (I was the guy who traded Marc Gasol, CP3, and alridge for davis, irving, sanders). the trade is looking pretty fair atm! I dropped sanders right away and has been playing the streaming game with picking up chalmers/danny green/bogut.

    Oh I listened to your advice and dealt Z.Randolph and Deandre jordan for MCW and COUSINS!

    so my current lineup in a 9 team 9 cat roto league is
    jeff teague, mcw, irving, ellis
    t.young, krover, t.harris,
    a.davis. r.anderson. bogut. cousins

    my question is.. I recently dropped Danny green for bogut (needed a center) and was wondering if I should drop T.Young for D.Green

    I’m leading in my roto league right now by over 10 points. but my weakest cat right now is just 3s and D.Green’s 3s and defensive stats are just so tempting. I drafted T.Young pretty high but I really don’t see how he will have a fantasy friendly game this season (apart from the steals..) he is clearly my team’s weakest link right now

    my options are to
    #1) dump bogut for green even though I need a center after trading randolph and jordan (might miss a few games played because r.anderson and a.davis are centers who play on same day)
    #2) dump t.young for streamers such as Danny Green (who I feel could be picked up in waiver asap)
    #3) be patient with young and do nothing

    What do you think..?

    Thanks so much!!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @J: Geez, some awesome trades there man, nice! Wow, give your needs, I can’t believe I’m gona take Danny Green over Thad, but I am! I’m going option 2. Any time!

      • J says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        thanks for the reply. I just found out that you can’t put players you just dropped back on your own waiver list haha.

        I’m assuming green will be picked up. so what do you think about adding W.Chandler or Vasquez for T Young…these two players don’t have as much fantasy potential as D.Green. so not sure if it’s worth the gamble of letting T.Young go (although i’m leaning on getting vasquez because my second weakest cat is assist since letting CP3 go)

        • JB Gilpin

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          @J: Ah yes, many leagues that is indeed the case. Nahhhh I’m passing on those other guys for Thad, would explore a trade. Vasquez does fit, but I might try a Thad+someone for an upgrade to have that extra spot

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    Would you trade robin Lopez for Wilson chandler ? Or which three point shooter I should get for robin Lopez ?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nont: Ehhhhh, I’ve never been a big Wilson guy after last year, I would probably go for more… Beal? Might not be able to make that work? Korver or Danny Green? I’d look for a team that needs blocks/reb and try to cheery pick one of their shooters

  12. TR says:
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    Saw faried on the waivers and used my claim to scoop him up and drop mo williams. Good move? I just felt like a player that talented shouldn’t be a free agent in a 10 teamer like ours

    Also considering offering markieff morris for horford, thoughts? My team has been doing well so I just want to buy low on some guys and have my squad explode in a week or two

    • JB Gilpin

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      @TR: Yeah I agree… I dunno though, Mo has played well. Probably was the right move, but I’m scared of Faried. Whewwww, yeah I’d probably take Horford, but close, Slim would probably take KIeff

  13. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    Not a good week for me, JB. I have MGasol and #ODG.

    Assuming Gasol comes back… do I try to trade him? and for what value? I knew this would be an issue going into the season…

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Bryce Krispie Treats: Ugh. Hopefully both are short term, Green I think is playing tonight though. Def waiting until Gasol is healthy to move him. Hopefully he has a few big games and you can sell for draft day value and this is nothing but a minor blip

  14. Matt says:
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    Hey JB,

    So I screwed up a little in my draft by not surrounding “The Brow” with dominate blocks and now I find myself middle of the pack in blocks. My team is dominate in other areas like steals, and assists and with D-Wade back now I have an excess. Basically this is a D-wade question on who to target in a trade for him when i need blocks to raise me to elite level.

    Do I go after a Roy Hibbert? Try my luck for the skinny Gasol? Please help before D-Wade takes another 7 games to recover from “soreness”…

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Matt: Yeah I’d move Wade for Hibbert given the needs. Gasol as well. I like both of those options… Haha deal away that soreness!

  15. yokev_o says:
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    Just got offered cousins for my favors and batum in my 12er your guys thoughts?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @yokev_o: I want cousins. It’s close but boog is a beast. He was top 4 in my league before he got sick

    • JB Gilpin

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      @yokev_o: Yup, I’d take Cousins!

  16. Dom says:
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    Drummond is a beast! Monster block to keep game tied at final seconds last night after fellow Uconn product Caron the Butler with the Candlestick in the Library tied it with a wide open 3. Very happy I traded Monta Ellis for him when Drummond was sucking *pats on back*

    Side note: not too early to be excited about Jahlil Okafor as a pro prospect, he has an incredible array of moves with an incredibly soft shooting touch off the glass.

    My 10 team 8 cat roto league has 6 starting spots with 137 games played max and unlimited moves and I feel kind of bad because I’m streaming more often than everyone else, 15 more total games played than the second most and I’m not even over pace. Guess I’m just wondering if 137 is a common max because I’m definitely benefiting the most from it

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dom: Nice move, I like it too! I don’t watch much college hoops anymore, but he’s that guy with that block jumping over the guy right? Hmmm, 137? Seems weird, I haven’t played in a max league in forever so I’m not sure where that’s pulled from…

  17. Shaft says:
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    im so close to quitting fantasy forever. first terrence jones. then rubio, then boogie, then #ODG, then m gasol. im actually crying right now. my team is in shambles.

    the only thing keeping me from offing myself is your boyfriend brandon knight. and KJ, who i like even more now after reading this: http://grantland.com/the-triangle/k-j-mcdaniels-sixers-non-guaranteed-contracts/

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Shaft: Haha well i’m glad Knight is keeping your spirits high! At least Boogie, #Occupy and Gasol are all very short term. Yeah I saw that article when it came out, crazy but might work for him!

  18. Samsonite says:
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    quick one, for a 10-team H2H format, how would everyone rank brewer vs vasquez vs chalmers?
    thanks

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Samsonite: Def taking Chalmers first, then Vasquez for now, followed by Brew Crew

  19. hammer says:
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    How do you guys feel about Al Jef? He’s been pretty underwhelming, but the cats have a great playoff schedule. How would you value him compared to a package of, say, Kemba and Jeff Green? Kemba has really been playing a lot better recently, but I’m not sure if he will sustain it or not. Thanks!

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @hammer: blech, no way. I hate Green

    • JB Gilpin

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      @hammer: I think it is a little closer, but I don’t like Green wither, i would keep Al J

  20. kisses says:
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    Just moved Rondo+JHill+Stuckey for Conley+Bosh+Danny Green. I’m so over Rondo’s % but I am losing out on DD potential here. Overall, I’m satisfied with locking up treys and out-of-position blocks from DGreen. Thoughts?

    • J says:
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      @kisses:

      that trade is not even remotely close. you robbed him so badly that i’m surprised it went through haha

      no matter what kind of league (points/roto/h2h). you win out big time

    • JB Gilpin

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      @kisses: Haha, I agree it’s a pretty big win for you nice work!

      • kisses says:
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        @JB Gilpin: ha! We were texting before he accepted and he even said that he was with two other people in our league (H2H) at the time who told him not to do it.

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          @kisses: Haha nice! Way to swindle!

  21. Joe says:
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    Given our keeper league rules, which set the cost of a keeper at “one round higher than this year,” keeping MCW is relatively cheap since I spent an 8th round pick on him (meaning he’d cost me my R.7 pick next year). Nonetheless, should I be looking to trade him for someone like Rubio (R.4 cost), Ariza (R.5 cost), or Kawhi (would not keep) if I can pair him with someone?

    MY TEAM: 1. ‘Melo, 2 . Durant, 3. Conley, 4. M.Gasol, 5. Matthews, 6. Holiday, 8. MCW, 10. IT2

    Add/Drops so far:
    Waiters (R.10) for J.Hill
    Monroe (R.9) for D.West
    Noel (R.7) for Mirotic

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Joe: All those values seem close, I might start with the MCW for Kawhi and try it straight up. Kawhi owner can’t keep him, so why not an all out for this year? MCW at 7th round… Doesn’t seem that much of a greta value if he can’t figure out free throws and TO haha, even though I do like him a lot still

  22. Sean John says:
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    Hey JB was hoping you could help me with my team that’s been struggling as of late. I feel like I need to make a move and was hoping you could tell me what you’d do in my situation (who to trade/who to target). I’m doin pretty bad in fg%, ft%, assists (which I was punting). I’m top 3 in every other cat. THANKS!

    Head to Head 9 cat league.

    My team:
    PG: Carter-Williams
    SG: Batum
    SF: T. Young
    PF: A. Davis
    C: Al Jeff

    G: B. Jennings
    F: Dirk

    Util:
    R. Anderson
    J. Hill
    V. Oladipo
    T. Ariza
    J. Calderon
    B. Lopez

    • Sean John says:
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      Some guys on my WW are:

      David Lee
      Rubio
      Asik
      A. Bradley
      Mirotic
      W. Johnson

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Sean John: Well adding and stashing Rubio all the sudden makes you great in Ast! BUt there’s absolutely no one I could drop. I’d look to do a 2-for-1 and add Rubio. jennings+Oladipo forrrrr, I dunno Dragic maybe? May seem like buying low but Dragic’s %s will help then add Rubio? Just a thought

        • Sean John says:
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          @JB Gilpin:
          yea I like the 2 for 1 idea. shouldn’t I target a forward though to help my fg%, that’s really the only stat I’m concerned about. Thanks again

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Sean John: Yeah you’re probably right… i was thinking only in guards haha. Maybe find a team with bad PG/assists and go for their big

  23. Clos says:
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    Jb what do you think of dropping mirotic for PBev.. Should be back by Saturday.. Mirotic is most likely done when Gibson gets back and can’t afford to drop anyone else.. My bigs are solid and got Lowry, Jrue, Knight and kj for my guards

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Clos: Sure, yup I like it! Sounds like it’s next Wednesday, but given needs I like it. Mirotic is only short term anyway

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