Well, you might lose your patience after I plagiarized last week’s title and didn’t even have a rhyme-y pun in it!  I’m like the Robert De Niro of short filmmaking

But it is interesting that we’ve had back-to-back weekends of patience paying off.  It’s like having to hold it in and thinking of baseball to make it last!  Although when I think of baseball I think of Grey, so it’s not making anything last!  The injuries have been ridiculously frustrating the past two years, but this last one was just a bad cut that Terrence Jones accidentally squeezed lemon juice in when he was making shrimp scampi.  At least it wasn’t a leg or body part injury, so I remained firm in my Tjones love.  A lot of commenters were asking about selling Tjones away for virtually nothing, and there was even some drop Tjones sentiment.  After a pretty lowly return last Wednesday, Jones showed everyone how good he is when his run is normalized, putting up 23 Pts on Friday and Saturday, with 23/7/0/0/4 and 23/6/1/1/3 lines hitting well over 50% from the field with a combined 4 treys.  I can’t think of baseball fast enough when seeing those numbers!  As I quickly change my pants, it’s probably too late to swing some buy low offers and hopefully you own Tjones in several leagues to ride the wave.  If anyone wants to pay top-30 or 40 value (doubtful), Jones does have the inherent risk of more injuries, so I might sell him off at that price.  But I’m not looking at this weekend as a fluky, sell-high couple of games.  Pateince is a Tjones!  Here’s what else went down over the weekend in fantasy hoops action, and The 7 Ahead for week 4:

Ricky Rubio After a very late scratch early in the week, your 5 games of Rubio in week 3 became 1 with a hamstring strain.  Went into two of those DNPs as probable, in one of the many things that frustrated me this past week.  At least Zach LaVine played fairly well in 4 starts, playing pretty efficiently minus an 8 TO outing his first start.  If you nabbed LaVine, I’d try and hold until we see Rubio back, and don’t let a probable tag before tip for Rubio mislead you.

Tobias Harris Had one of his best games on the young season Friday (19/13/3/3/1 with 3 treys) in a tough matchup against the Jazz, then one of his worst against the Wiz (10/5/0/0/0 with 0 treys).  Oh Tobias, you blowhard!

Amir Johnson A crazy Friday outburst of 19/8/4/3/3, and perhaps more surprising than the 1.5 rainbow was 36 minutes.  On the Celtics.  Of course regressed a tad, but still 29:32 of 7/5/0/0/3 last night is usable in the deepers.  Probably out there in a few deep leagues he shouldn’t be.

Marcus Smart Even Russell Westbrook called it fluky!

26/8/3/1/1, played with a ton of energy, but yeah – what Westy said.  You’ve got a spot as a Razzball writer any time with that kinda analysis, bruh!

Jeff Teague Suffered a kankle after Friday’s game, and Dennis Schroder picked up a start against the Jazz.  Schrodes shot only 3-10, but ended up with a mad solid line of 11/6/9 with a trey and no TO.  The German would be a must-add if Teague continues to be in Das Boot.

Joakim Noah I think he’s actually the Frankenstein monster in that ridiculous looking James McAvoy/Harry Potter reboot about to come out.  “HE’S ALIVE!  HE’S ALIVE!!!”  Crazy line of 3/18/6/1/1 on Friday night.  Noah has some of the oddest stat anomalies I’ve ever seen… He’s averaging more rebounds than his other stats combined, he’s cut his career FT% by more than half (at 33.3% right now), and he was able to put up that 18 REB 6 AST line in only 23 minutes.  He’s a great extra source of AST for a FT-punt squad!

Nikola Mirotic Continues to be terrible.  4 of the last 5 have been utterly unusable, with the only good one in there against the Sixers.  We said on the Pod to sell after that Sixers game if you can still get that inflated ADP value back!

Jahlil Okafor Got rocked by the OKC interior D Friday (3-18 FT, 4 TO), but was better against the Spurs for 21/12/2/0/2.  After only 4 blocks in his first 5 games, he’s been at 2+ these last 5.  I thought that would be a struggling aspect of his game – if those stay high, he can bank in that FT-punt value.

Christian Wood After pimping him in our NBA draft prep, he went undrafted and was kinda whiny about it.  Then he picked up a quick training camp deal, was dumped and scooped by the Sixers (who else?) and had a nice 19 minutes against OKC for 15/8/0/1/2.  He’s tall and looks quick for his size out there – I could see an expanded role for a flier pickup in deepers.

Russell Westbrook While Kevin Durant is out, anything less than a triple double is a disappointment.  Was awesome Friday!  But that performance last night..  Droppable…

C.J. McCollum You can look at a few stats and still say I was way wrong not to fully buy in, or you can look at a few stats and say I was way right.  He was at 21.4 PPG and 2.3 treys Friday, and the 90% from the stripe volume has been nice, albeit off a 10-10 FT on Friday.  But on the flip side, finally hit 7-14 for his first 50% shooting game in five games, 8 TO Friday giving him 4+ in 3 of 4, the steals are non-existant, and he’s only had 2 AST in each of the last 4.  It looks increasingly ThrAGNOFfy!  I wrote all that forgetting the Blazers played yesterday, and 16/2/4/1/0 was fine, but 5-18!!!!

Marc Gasol After a mad slow start, 31/4/5 and 16/7/4 over the weekend.  While his mid-range is still nasty, there’s still a lot of warts for Marcy Marc right now.  Without a steal in 9 of 10 games (0.2 vs. 0.9 last year) and the BLK have fallen way off (1.6 to 0.6).  Boards and assists down too.  There should be some marginal incremental improvements, but I dunno if he gets back to 14-15 numbers.

Kobe Bryant – Continues to tank FG%, that’s been a constant, but back-to-back popcorn lines of 19/5/3 and 17/8/9 in a tripdub flirt last night.  The opportunity cost?  10 total TO.  Nice popcorn stats and horrific FG% and TO rates…  A backcourt of Bryant and Tony Wroten would cause the universe to implode!

Reggie Jackson A big reason why the awful Lakers won last night – R-Jax got benched for Spencer Dinwiddie through the end of the 2nd quarter and again down the stretch in the 4th.  Jackson had some bad TO (5), but wasn’t THAT bad…  League Pass was glitchin’ this stream like a mofo, so I didn’t see his all of his D though…  Anyway, Dinwiddie went 17/2/4 in 24 minutes hitting 6-9 FG.  And that was after not getting minutes for nearly two weeks.  StanVan has talked about how bad the Pistons bench has been, and Dinwiddie appears to have overtaken Steve Blake.  Not worried about Jackson, but for the deepers, Dinwiddie is the handcuff and one probably worth owning in 16-20 teamers.

Zaza Pachulia Does what the back-end players on fantasy rosters should do!  Destroys the great matchups, like going 18/16/2 against the Lakers garbage interior D.  Cooled off a little Saturday (including an odd 2-6 FT for him), but he’s still been good enough for must-own.

Raymond Felton The Mavs sat the two injury-recovering guys and the ol’ German, giving Felton some good run for 23/6/1 Saturday night.  Like a pizza just delivered to Felton, you better get your slice now because it ain’t gonna last!

Dwight Powell Even with the benchings, the Mavs started Charlie Villanueva rather than move Powell out of his bench role.  Sometimes I hate doing fantasy analysis!  He’s awesome, love him, love his future, he’s legit.  But it’s all about the role, and just goes to show you that even with Dirk Nowitzki out, Powell isn’t going to be unleashed yet.  Nice streamer, certainly worth owning, but I dunno about a “must-hold” in standard 12ers.

Will Barton Ugh!  I have to do it back-to-back.  I’ve been talking about how I like Barton since he had a couple nice performances down the stretch in his rookie year for the Blazers, but I just can’t give him the definite must-own sticker.  Awesome weekend obviously of 26/5/1/2/0 then 19/12/4/2/1, but he’s certainly not a 7-11 3PTM shooter like he was those two games, and that second line was in a game the Nugs were down 30 at half.  And like Powell, they don’t want to start him for energy off the bench.  Worth owning in virtually all leagues while hot?  Sure.  Must-own?  Nah, it’ll go back down.

DeMarcus Cousins Definitely awesome!  When healthy…  Last week I talked about some concern he can handle all the times he falls to the floor, and he took a 12-13 FT beating again Friday then 9-12 last night.  Overall lines were nasty, but had yet another hard fall and got up really slow.  He looks like Ben Roethlisberger out there…

Rajon Rondo Had a 3 for 4 stretch of tripdubs, but 7/7/14 last night made it 3 of 5.  Darren Collison seems to be closer, so sell sell sell!

Jarrett Jack “Wahhhhhh, I’m Jarrett Jack!”  What he’s screaming to owners who doubted him!  Crazy weekend of 21/1/12 and 28/4/9.  Hopefully he cheers up…

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson It’s not going to be consistent, but he can have games where he’s the Joakim Noah of SG!  7/13/2/2/1 against the Warriors in that shocking game bringing it to OT.  Then the Nets lost.  Not shocking.

Blake Griffin If I don’t mention Blake Griffin, people lose their minds!  Say that last sentence in The Joker voice…  This just in, BG is good at basketball when he’s not picking up pretty ticky-tacky technicals.  Blake GriffinBlake Griffin, Blake Griffin, Blake Griffin, Blake Griffin, Blake Griffin!!

Jamal Crawford Rotoworld loves to shit on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, but when a shooter gets hot, gets a screen literally every touch and off the screen takes one dribble and a fadeaway and makes a lot of shots, he can score 37 Pts.  Pistons were running some awful help defense off the screens.  Obviously the KCP addict is coming out a little here…  Crawford showing he still got it!

Evan Fournier The former Virgin got it too!  18/6/6 on Saturday, and if nagging injuries don’t cut into the numbers like last year, this could be a huge season.

Bradley Beal Went through shootaround with his banged up shoulder on Saturday, but decided to sit one more out.  Sounds like he’s close.  Instead of Gary Neal, Garrett Temple got the SG start and threw up 18 Pts.  Our own Peter Kap met him once at an airport.  You can’t call Razzball not plugged in!

LeBron James Had 6 treys on the season before Saturday night, then hit 5 against the Bucks.  While super hot and putting up a 37/12/5/1/3 line, hit only 6-12 from the FT line.  Take your FTs from the 3PT line, ya bum!

Jerryd Bayless I obviously have an affinity for all JB’s, but 12+ Pts and 2+ treys in the past 4 seems a little fluky, especially with Michael Carter-Williams now back.  Keeping him in the ThrAGNOF class.

Kyle AndersonKawhi Leonard had to miss Saturday with the “flu”, aka Pop benching his stud against the awful Sixers.  Gave Slomo a start, and he plodded his way to a 10/7/3/3/1 line with a couple of treys.  Super deep leaguers with Kawhi might want to consider Mr. Anderson as a handcuff.

Nik Stauskas Handcuffed to the bench!  His shooting woes continued, and came off the pine in the second half against the Spurs.  I think it can get better, but you can go ahead and throw that Old Sauce out.  Might have hit its expiration date.

Andrew Bogut – Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, F you, F you, F you!  Gets a 4-game week, after missing two weeks shows up Tuesday right at the start of wk 4, decides to not get hurt in any of them, and caps it off with an 18 REB game, giving him 40 REB against my REL team.  I have like voodoo magic going on against me…

Draymond Green #OccupyTripleDoubles!  #OccupyRainbowLines!  #OccupyTHEWORLD!

Stephen Curry Well, occupy the world is more for Steph right now…  Even when he’s 5-16 from 3PT land he goes 34/4/6 and the Warriors win…

Kevin Seraphin – Razzball is fun, light, escapist…  But just wanna say it was awesome to see him play so well yesterday, going 12/3/2/1/0 on 6-8 FG.  I don’t know if there’s much of a consistent role yet, but I for sure was rooting for the guy.

Robin Lopez Might help Seraphin that Rolo has been such trash!  At least gave you a nice multi-cat line yesterday (0/5/3/1/2), but 14 minutes ain’t gonna cut it.

Anthony Davis Awesome to see him back, ridiculous line against the Knicks (36/11/1/1/4 with 2 3PTM), but man the Pelicans still blow, and I would bet a ton right now he misses at least 2 games in the fantasy playoffs…  If not all of them with some minor lingering thing to shut him down.

 

The 7 Ahead

  • 5-game week: n/a
  • 2-game weeks: Orlando Magic, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards
  • Weekly League Streamers (by Y! ownership percent/games this week): Will Barton (47%/4), Festus Ezeli (20%/4), Dion Waiters (25%/4)
  • Stream day: Thursday

Overall Thoughts: Mmmmm, I should do a review of the streamers from the week before every week!  Look how saucy!  In a very odd anomaly, the Wizards head into a back-to-back 2-game weeks.  Pretty nice timing for Bradley Beal to get that shoulder healed up, as he can play Tuesday and have another 3 days off.  Like last week, pretty heavy schedule days except for Thursday Night Basketball, so be sure to maximize your streaming for the TNT games.  All-in-all, minus the teams with 2-gamers, you’re mostly playing your best overall players in weekly.

Monday: BOS, LAL, MEM, OKC and POR finish out back-to-backs to start the week.  No teams head into back-to-backs, so no big early-week streamers with two games early.  Byron Scott already said Kobe Bryant will have his minutes “trimmed” tonight, so it sounds like he could be out there.  Helps that the Lakers then have 3 straight days off.  Speaking of the Lakers, their interior D is terrible, so Tyson Chandler should have a resurgent game.  The Mavs just benched everyone, but I don’t expect a big return from any of the vets as they go @ PHI.

Tuesday: ATL, BKN, CHA, DEN, MIN, NO, TOR begin back-to-backs, so for RCL daily-tomorrow moves, it might make sense to do an early pickup or two especially if your Wednesday isn’t full.  Schroder got the start yesterday for Jeff Teague; he’s worth owning right now for the possibility of Tues/Wed starts.

Wednesday: Above teams finish out their back-to-backs, with only the Kings heading into a b2b.  If you don’t have a full Wednesday line-up and are looking for some D-stats, Willie Cauley-Stein could be a fun streamer for Wed/Thu games.  Marco Belinelli could also be used as a ThrAGNOF.  The Pacers play the Sixers, so that should be a fun fast-paced game, and the Thunder play the awful Pelicans so I like Waiters as above.

Thursday: Only GSW and LAC go into back-to-backs, not a surprise as there’s only 3 games.  We’ve got [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected]  First Warriors loss in that one?!  Clippers would need Paul back…  Matthew Dellavedova has cooled off with the assists, but could still chip in a handful against the Bucks.  Jerryd Bayless should also get decent enough run as a streamer, which is still the class I think he’s in as mentioned above.  Mentioned in Wed, WCS and Belinelli are nice streamers and Tyler Johnson continues to play well if you need some multi-cat.

Friday: DET, HOU, MEM, NYK, PHI and SA head into back-to-backs.  Gulp.  Spurs.  Back-to-back…  Also looks like a Clint Capela could pick up another start Fri or Sat for Dwight Howard.  Hornets host the Sixers, so maybe you can consider some of the Charlotte bench.  Jeremy Lamb would be a nice stream for me.  But it’s a pretty full slate, so you likely won’t be streaming too hard until the weekend.

Saturday: Unzip your fly, think about waterfalls, and get that stream flowing!  Nary a team plays on both Saturday and Sunday, so you won’t be able to stack a back-to-back weekend.  The Wiz like to play fast, and it ain’t like the Pistons are slowing it down either.  Any of the regulars unowned would be a good stream in that one.  Same with the Pacers even if the Bucks try to slow them down.  If the Bucks had 4 games, I would’ve put Bayless as a weekly streamer, I like him in that game as well.  Heat host the Sixers on a back-to-back, lovvvvvve Tyler Johnson here.  If you stream him Thursday, keep him until Saturday!

Sunday: On the finale day, we’ve got 6 games.  I suppose I should define what “Stream day” means at the beginning of the section, let’s call it 5 games or fewer.  I expect all the DAL regulars to be in action and play well @OKC.  Lakers play the Blazers in an awful game, but that might mean some crazy fantasy goodness.  Suns go to Nawleans, and run the Pelicans out of the building.  Love your Suns there as well – if Chandler is available in a shallower league, that’s a couple nice matchups this week.  The Suns play in a back-to-back though into Monday, so they might rest guys up though, if it’s out of hand.  OKC also head into a back-to-back, but I don’t expect any DNPs unless Kevin Durant makes a miraculous appearance on Sunday.  He is a deity on the court after all!

 

I hope everyone had a great week 3 and a great weekend!  Let’s do dis week 4, Razzball Nation!

  1. hamtime says:
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    1. Lou williams is EFFING annoying. Would you drop him for chalmers?
    2. Winslow, CoJo, G. Green or Capella – please pick 2
    3. Lauvergne worth a pickup? Looks like he will play this week

    • hamtime says:
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      @hamtime: 1. nevermind, i dropped winslow for chalmers
      2. revising – winslow, g. green, rondae hollis, capella, lou – please rank
      3. same question
      4. was offered milsap for favors/dragic in my 16m/11 cat. here is my current roster:

      PG – lillard, mo, collison, chalmers, dragic
      SG – lou will
      SF – covington
      PF – tjones, favors, porzingis
      C – ibaka, capella

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @hamtime: 2. Really like the REB RHJ can bring, might go him then Lou then Capella, but changing based on needs. 3. Sure! Still no Nurk… 4. Hmmmmm, Favors playing awesome. Millsap is best in deal but I like depth in the deepers, I hold

  2. draco21 says:
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    Hey JB,

    That Lavine guy doing loads with Rubio out. Hopefully, Sam Mitchell gets knocked into the head and stop imitating Ty Corbin who likes to play his vets. FREE THE TIMBERPUPS should be a thing. I mean I love me some KG21. Fave player of all time. Period. More than freaking MJ the GOAT himself!!!!!!!!! However, he has no business playing more minutes than Dieng. That shizz is a travesty! Shabazz Shizzing himself too iykwim.

    Anyway, got a quick panic question for ya. I was super confident about my team heading into the season. Now, I’m not so sure. CP3 playing like shit and Noel… is shit.

    16 teams, 9 cat H2H

    PG – CP3, Collison, MCW, TJ McConnell, Mills, Lin (SG),
    SG – JR Smith (SF)
    SF – Covington (SG),
    PF – P.Gasol (C), Noel (C), Bjelica
    C – Towns, B. Wright
    IL – Meyers Leonard

    I did trade my Danny Green for some MCW. I know that sounds a bit odd but I felt I was good with Treys and TO but light on AST so I felt like it was a good trade to do. I dunno how you feel about MCW but the guy cleaned up his FT% last 2nd half of the season. Now only a FG drag and TO drag.

    That said, any moves you suggesting? I’m looking at trading CP3 now. I know it sounds stupid but I might be willing to give him up for Jimmy Buckets plus one stud. I do have one more IL slot and might use it on Kendall Marshall to boost the assist in lieu of the Point God.

    I know that sounds stupid but help me with my sanity here. Consecutive weeks of 3-6, 3-6 and 2-7 on the young season. Kind of really panicky here.

    Thanks in advance!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @draco21: Hah yeah he played well! But you can’t forget D, LaVine isn’t the defender yet like Rubio is. Agree on Dieng though haha, effin seniority.

      I probably woulda held there 🙂 McConnell bringing in a lot of dimes! Paul DNPs must be frustrating though. Would love a deal for Butler and a piece! I think Paul missing so much action is def your culprit to a slow start

  3. sliimbo says:
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    whats up man

    is it safe to drop pachulia in a 8 teamer and just stream the best matchup or would you flip pachulia and grab noah, iguodala, bogut or Ilyasova off the wire?

    thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @sliimbo: Whats up man? Sure! 8er Pachulia is def streamable, must-own for 10+

  4. EPH says:
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    Sit Gobert (2 games) and put in Chandler (4 games) on weekly league? I have Whiteside at the other C spot so he can cover the blocks.

    Should I also sit Marcus Smart and Mirotic?

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      @EPH:

      This is my current lineup for the week ahead.

      PG Lillard
      SG R Jax
      G Elfrid
      SF Gallinari
      PF Draymond
      F T Jones
      C Whiteside
      C Chandler
      Util Smart
      Util Ellis
      BN Mirotic
      BN Gobert
      BN Deron
      IL Covington

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @EPH: Yup I’ll play Chandler, as in the 7 Ahead, love his matchups. Yeah only 3 for the Bulls, I like your lineup this week

        • EPH says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Someone dropped Ty today. Get him and drop smart?

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @EPH: Whewwwww. Wow. I’m gonna stick with Smart…

            • EPH says:
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              @JB Gilpin: alright. So far my lineup is giving me positive points. HAHA

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @EPH: Hah nice!

  5. Lasandro says:
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    Man, I cringe every time my Bron walks to the line. He’s got such swag on the court these days (more than I’ve seen in a while), but I can’t imagine how the man shoots 6-12 on a night everythnig else is going in. He’s trying to put it in and the basket’s like “that’s no iiiit.”

    Gobert is back and I’m hoping he gets closer to averaging what @Slim predicted, particularly on offense. A man who plays that close to teh basket should be putting up Jordan-like fg%. An owner in my 14cat roto is interested in him and I need the scoring. Would swapping Rudy for his Millsap be a good idea? Obviously I’d need to grab a rebounder off the wire and it may hurt my fg%… but what are your thoughts? Alternatively, which of these guys would be a good swap for Rudy, value-wise:
    Horford
    Ibaka
    Griffin (although I’m sure that owner would want a kicker included)
    Drummo (perhaps same situation as Griffin trade)
    Vuc (he’s actually contributing on D this season)
    Favors
    Gay is lookin quite good the last couple, dont you think? Perhaps he’s slowly figuring it out. I wouldn’t mind kissing him between the cheeks, so to speak.

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb Gilpin: Another one – my Gay for Favors work for ya? Hoping favors can keep the scoring pace along with that nice fg% and improve my brds. I’d also get to keep Gobert, if I pull this off. Let me know your thoughts on that too, please. Cheers!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Haha, yeah can’t believe a guy of his talent can’t make FT.

        Hmmm, all those cats help Millsap… Rudy I like though. I’d prob take all those for Rudy.

        Yup I like Favors! Especially for the cats

      • Lasandro says:
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        @jb Gilpin: swapping gobert for either favors or vuc would sit well with ya despite having them ranked lower than him on your predictions? Think vuc’s numbers are sustainable in that across-the-board offense on Orlando? And between Horford and millsap, who would you rank higher? I’d essentially pick the one putting up higher brd numbers

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: Hmmmm, I dunno about those, sorry when you said “Rudy” I thought it was all about Rudy Gay 🙂 Sorry I read too fast. Only one that is right there is Horford, but I dunno about the rest. I’d take Horford over Millsap right now, his added 3s are making him nuts

  6. zeedrome says:
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    Hi JB,
    I have traded Love/E.Gordon to Draymond.G/RoLo. What do you think? My only early round center is Gortat and waiver Olynik. I have Butler, K.Thompson, Tobias, Burks, Conley, T.Jones. icouldn’t have traded Gordon if we have 3PM, but it’s 3FG%.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @zeedrome: Whoa awesome! Gordon v Rolo is meh, nice sell high of Gordon, and gotta like DrayDray well over love.

  7. LOLER says:
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    Trades!
    1. Kemba + Gallo for Favors + Dragic.
    2. Hayward + Tyson Chandler for Blake Griffin.

    Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @LOLER: Haha. I like Favors side and the Griffin side. Totally buy this D from Favors and Hayward should be a tad better but Griffin is obviously best in deal

      • LOLER says:
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        @JB Gilpin: The Favors trade got accepted! The Blake Griffin trade now in the works and may well be considered as accepted too.

        Lineup’s now looking like:

        PG-CP3, Teague, Dragic
        SG – KCP Meth, Lou Williams
        SF – Batum, Covington
        PF – Horford, Favors, Noel, Bjelica
        C – Zaza, Noah, Nurk, Kanter

        Pending: Blake Griffin for Hayward + Chandler

        I am completely abandoning my wing stats and focusing more on getting solid D stats, boards and FG. Giving up FTs, 3s in the process.

        I hope you guys will have a mini-discussion about early season Fantasy Booms and Busts in the pod. Thanks again! 🙂

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @LOLER: Nice! Wow, yeah with Covington healthy and maybe a stream or two I think you can contend in 3s as well. Ohhhhh good topic! I’ll pitch that to Slim tomorrow!

  8. Mex says:
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    Would you rather have any of these guys over Eric Gordon in an 8 teamer? Dragic, Lawson, Shroder, Sullinger. Just picked up T Jones too!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mex: Whoa, Tjones a pickup! Nice! Ummm yeah probably getting Dragic, I know he’s been bad, but should be better

  9. Luc says:
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    Would you trade Oladipo and Wiggins for Butler? Alternatively, Oladipo, Wiggins and Tyreke for Butler and Carroll??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Luc: I like the 3 for 2 a little better. 10 team or roto I would do it, if like 14 teams or a lot deeper I prob wouldnt

  10. Dante Green says:
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    PG – Lillard, Smart, Collison
    SG – Wiggins, Oladipo
    SF – Ariza, Carroll, Agordon
    PF – Favors, Tjones, Bjelica, Jparker
    C – Gobert

    Sup bud! My team suffered another devastating loss… Hah. -26 assists, -6 steals, -22 points, could’ve won these cats if only Dipo and Colly were not injured. Anyway, Ariza actually needs to start playing like a pro, mann he sucks right now.

    My FT/AST/REB have been really horrible these past three weeks, mainly because of injuries and I think I’m stashing too many guys (Agordon, Jparker).

    Career game by Smart, scoring 26 points. Hah. Seems kinda fluky but he’s my guy so I’m loving it. Hah

    Man, I’ve got four players who are only going to play two games each this week?? Dipo, Agordon, Favors and Gobert! Damn, I hope I can still pull an upset win against my opponent who happens to be the no.1 team in our league.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Sup man?! Ughhhhh yeah hate those injuries! Yikes, yeah in the REL post up in a few hours, I had 7 of my 18 team roster on 2 game weeks. Ouch. Luckily you can tell yourself that those guys should have most of their 2 gamers outta the way!

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        @JB Gilpin:
        Jparker is testing my patience. He was on his way to playing at least 30mpg but then suffers a foot injury. JB, I don’t know why I’m stashing him but could you please tell me to drop him for someone like Chalmers. Haha. Gonna try and offer him for Tchandler, or maybe Miro. Damn, couldn’t really have a week where everybody’s healthy. Just damn.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dante Green: Ugh, yeah rough for Jabari… Chalmers though…? Well if you wanna ride a hot hand then move on again for another streamer I’m good with it!

  11. Ankur says:
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    How are you feeling about Rondo: Triple Dub?? Hang on to him keeping in mind the 4 Playoff Games or try to trade for Monta Ellis / George Hill or someone like that??

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Ankur: I’d def try to trade for either of those in 9cat. Especially Ellis, as he looks more and more comfrtoable every game. Also Rondo could be traded if Kings stay bad

  12. jonny says:
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    Hey JB,

    Just in terms of long term value in h2h 9 cat, can you recommend any of these pickups:

    Drop stanjo, courtney lee or bellineli for chalmers?

    Drop randle for powell, bogut, schroder, pachulia, hood, jr smith, kmartin?

    Do you think Nurkic will be worth owning in a 10 teamer when he’s back, or does it look like a timeshare? I have an IR spot i could hold him in

    Thanks!

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      @jonny:

      Also would you trade Marc gasol and wiggins for teague and ariza?

      I really need the 3s, stls, assists, but not sure if i can pay even less on ariza.

      This is the only team that has enough guards to trade my big man heavy team. Can you recommend any other trades?

      Thanks a lot!

      My team (h2h 10 cat):

      PG: walker, dragic, mo williams
      SG: lou williams, bellineli, wiggins, C.lee
      SF: dray green, stanley johnson
      PF: Tjones
      C: whiteside, jordan, gasol

      his team:
      PG: teague, , dwill, lawson, lillard
      SG: barton, fournier, mccollum
      SF: batum, ariza
      PF: amir johnson, markieff morris, leonard
      C: vucevic

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @jonny: Nah not losing anyone for Chalmers. I’d prob hold Randle too, Pachulia is close, almost worth streaming PF/C mins though. If that IL is open, def hold Nurk! Then if a key guy gets hurt, lose Nurk easily to fill it up. Ummmm, nah I think you’re giving up too much. Gasol straight up for Teague? Might work!

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          @JB Gilpin:

          I’ll try that, thanks man! You don’t think they’ll be careful with teague’s minutes going forward? Also slightly worried that they’ll sit him a bunch later in the season

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            @jonny: Sure there’s some concern, but I also have concerns with Gasol as I mention above. Might be the best Teague buying time. I also don’t think the Hawks come anywhere close to what they did last year – they could afford more cautious benchings with that #1 seed locked up

  13. Tony C says:
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    My team is in last place. I thought after the draft and a few key pickups to start the season I had one of the top 3teams in the league. 10 team H2H 9-cat. Injuries have been a big problem for my team (Durant, Rubio, Teague, Collison, T. jones) but certainly slow starts by Heyward , Dragic and Donta Ellis haven’t helped either. Should I drop Bazemore now with a kankle or Bjelica for any of the following?
    Aaron Gordon, Jeremy Lamb, Rodney Hood, Jeff Green, Christian Wood, Cory Joseph or Rondae Hollis Jefferson?

    Thanks as always for your help!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tony C: Yeah I mean losing a stud like Durant will do that. Yup Bazemore can go, I’d get Gordon but I know it’s tough to have a stashable guy in a slow start, Then I might do Bjelica out for Hood. I wasn’t a buyer, but he’s starting and shooting a ton. Any time!

  14. JG

    kw says:
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    So Blake gets early season Rotoworld MVP discussion and that’s all you say about him?! Nothing about his lines in the games the past week like what you do with other players?! Seriously? / LOL

    • Slim

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      @kw: Eh… he isn’t that far off of last years stats. Career highs in percents and TOs is nice. But… assists are down from last year and steals and blocks are currently at or tied with career lows. Real world MVP is one thing but Blake isn’t even in the top 5 for fantasy MVP.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @kw: @Slim: Hahahaha. Slim mighta taken that serious 🙂 Love you Slim!

  15. Joe says:
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    I admit, my faith wavered and I’d dropped T.Jones. But then I went and used $3 of my FAAB budget to reacquire him. Others took others: Okafor went for $5, Barton went for $6, Jack for $2…but my T.Jones flame is now rekindled thanks to you. Make me feel like a wise man and not like I sniffed the Poison Ivy fumes…

    10-team H2H team: Wall, Teague, Mo.Will, Duchess, Batum, KD, T.Jones, Zingis, Bosh, Gobert, Vala

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe: Boooooo! But then yayyyyy! Glad you got him back.

      Looking like a solid roster, nice dimes, nice bigs, let’s get that title!

  16. v00dr00 says:
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    Got TJones for Marcus Morris from a nice, impatient owner. Just the way I like ’em.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @v00dr00: S O L I D!

    • v00dr00 says:
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      @v00dr00: Also, I have Nurkic in my IR slot, Drop Meyers? So torn. Joffrey is out there for the taking once he makes his return, so that’s almost insurance with Nurkic. What do you think? Hold Leonard or be gone with him?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @v00dr00: Of the two, I’d stash nurk. I think a little more upside there, and never good for a shooter to lose their shoulder haha

  17. Takezo says:
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    Hey, love your blogs, read it every day.

    I am officially panicking after getting routed 3 weeks in a row. 16 teams, H2H, shallow 11 player rosters, 9 cat.

    My team:
    G: CP3, Payton, Knight, Lamb, Stauskas
    F: Wiggins, Bazemore, Klay, TJones,Nick Young,
    C: Pau

    Stauskas and Young are streamers right now.

    I traded my KAT for Klay last week (ofc Klay got the DNP in the first) game. Now it seems that I should try to get at least one more C. Any suggestion on what kind of trades I should try to pursue?

    Thanks in advance and keep on razzing.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Takezo: Thanks for reading man! Whoa, awesome trade! Although yeah, def hurt you big men. Looks like you needed the 3s though.

      Love the AST, Paul getting hurt and some bumps for Payton def have hurt, and the Suns off a two game week… It’ll get better. I lovvvvvvve Wiggins, but now with Klay you have plenty of scoring, I might try to sell him since he looks better for an elite C. Any time!

  18. Matt says:
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    I’m loving how much my Blake Griffin comment rubbed you the wrong way. Why so serious?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matt: Hahahaha, always fun to bring in the commenters into the posts here and there 🙂 Part of the fun

      • Matt says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Makes up for my horrible week….barely. Nothing like 5/20’s, slow starts, and Popovich influenza.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Matt: Definitely some rough pop influenza, rumored to have caused the big outbreak in 1918

  19. J says:
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    Hey jb,

    14 teamer (11 cat w/ FGM + FTM)
    Lillard, teague, collison
    Rjax, clarkson, bazmore
    Tjones, mirotic
    Griffin, porzingis, bjelica
    Hibbert, kanter

    Hood worth grabbing over anyone?
    —————————
    12 team (9cat)
    Bledsoe, IT, Jack
    Knight, pope
    Durant, gay, covington
    Markieff, bjelica, gordon
    Millsap, bogut

    Bazemore got dropped. Plan on putting a waiver claim in given his injury iant super serious. Whos the drop?

    Amir is also on the wire. Worth a look over gordon, bogut or bjelica?

    Thanks!
    Oh and fun fact. Razzball just got blocked at my workplace. Whoopsie

    • JB Gilpin

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      @J: Ummmm yeah with Bazemore hurt, I think I grab Hood for him, I dunno if he’s worth holding while hurt. 2nd league, Nah I’m letting Bazemore ride. Where you see his injury wasn’t serious? Nah, while healthy I like Bogut over Amir, but closest of those 3.

      Haha, damn sorry man! We didn’t do anything to it hopefully haha

      • J says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Nothing conclusive. The rotoworld detectives are giving me some hope. And he tweeted a smiley face… thats gotta be good news right?? hah

        ATM I’m leaning towards dropping Bjel in both leagues for Hood and Baze respectively.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @J: Hahaha, possibly, that’s kinda funny. It’s either awesome news and he’s about back, or terrible news and it was so bad he got prescribed good pain pills…

          Cool, yeah no issue with that in either

  20. ray says:
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    Start Schroeder over lawson, mccollom or fournier?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ray: Nah I’d probably stick with McCollum. Any more than 2 games from the Magic and I would stick with Fournier…

  21. trul says:
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    I have Rose, Dragic, Schroeder, in my roster. All have 3 games this week, which 2 of them do you prefer to start?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @trul: Wish we knew exactly how many Teague would miss… Tough one. I think I would sit Rose actually

  22. dom says:
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    great write up JB

    So the structure of my 12 team league with 17 roster spots (and 12 starters) is such that I have room in my starting lineup almost every day of the week. I currently have Olynyk and Steven Adams in my streaming spots. This is a 10 cat league w OREB.

    So even though I have room to stream every day, the problem is the wire doesn’t have much talent. Also the waiver period is 3 days and with the next day deadline for pickups, players are essentially off the board for 4 days after I drop them.

    For tomorrow’s games, is it worth it to drop either of Olynk/Adams for K Humphries (vs MIL, Kris hit 5 treys Saturday)? Other names I see on the wire are Sefolosha, Chalmers, Capela, J Winslow. Marcus Thornton, Ish Smith, J Hickson are currently on waivers. How do you feel about any of these guys? Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

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      @dom: Thanks man! Hmmmm, in OREB I kinda like the 2 you have. I think I’d hold for now, Capela is an awesome stream later in the week as HOU has another back to back, and I don’t know if I trust Humphries enough…

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      @dom: Adams has 5 blocks one game and 0 the next. Doesn’t shoot enough for me to have him fill a roster spot. He is a streamer.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @dom: @Mike: Over those options in an OREB league? I don’t think so. 13 OREB the past 5, not huge, but 5 last night and he’s helpful there, especially with Ibaka outside, he’ll gobble up some OREB

  23. Fella says:
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    What the hell does one do with Joe Johnson?? Looks completely out of gas, maybe he needs to get back into form. He still contributes strong AST, FT%, and TO stats so it’s tough to drop him…any buy-lows you can think of offering him for? What about just dropping him for Dwight Powell and calling it a day? Idk.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Fella: Well the AST have been great and it’s really only one bad game, I think he’s still a hold. Unless you were destroying AST with the rest of your roster, I’d hold him over Powell. Just wishhhhhh Powell woulda started in that Dirk out game, woulda made him more appealing

  24. Scott says:
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    Dude, why you talk about Blake Griffin so much?!? LOL

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: Hahahaha glad that got a good response 🙂

  25. KevinOG says:
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    Hey, love reading your stuff.
    Someone offered me to give away Curry and Giannis to receive Wall and Bledsoe.
    It’s h2h points league. Would love to hear what you think?
    Thanks allot.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @KevinOG: Thanks so much man! Whewwwwwwwww, man that’s tough. Some studs you’re giving up. 10 team I do it, any deeper I dunno if I wanna give up two studs for a slightly better one

      • KevinOG says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        It’s 8 team acctualy. Should i pull the plug?
        Thanks for the help man

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @KevinOG: 8 team, yeah take Curry 🙂

          • KevinOG says:
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            @JB Gilpin:
            No, it’s me giving away curry. i guess i wont do it (:
            thanks

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @KevinOG: Ohohohoh, sorry yeah pull the plug 🙂 I seem to always read trade offers wrong haha

  26. Backyard BOOGIE says:
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    Someone offered me chris paul for my john wall straight up. I’m very hesitant but the big name is making my palms itchy. What do you think ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Backyard BOOGIE: Frustrated Paul owner! It’s close, I’m leaning do it if in 9cat with TO being the decider. Paul should be fine and should do better

      • Backyard Boogie says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks jb! Btw with the way the dubs are playing r u worried about draymond possibly sitting games neck deep in the fantasy playoffs? Should I worry if I try to trade for him?

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          @Backyard Boogie: Maybe a little, but nah I wouldn’t worry about it unless you’re paying top-10 value. I had him ranked #13 so I’m still all in obviously ha

  27. Don Majkowski says:
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    10 cat H2H w dub dubs as a cat

    Would you deal Al Horford for Klay?? Not needs based, just strictly value ROS???

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Don Majkowski: Dubdub as a cat? Nah. Horford looks super legit, I probably woulda had them pretty close in rank in a dubdub league, and Horford looks fantastic with Klay showing a few warts

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      @DL: Hmmmm, Bazemore is close. I actually do see Redick’s 3s helping and with Baze hurt, I’d make that swap

  28. Chinzy says:
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    Hey JB. Finally got my first winning week last week despite my injuries.

    I just got offered Kemba Walker + Ryan Anderson for my Darren Collison + Greg Monroe? Should I do this?

    10 Man H2H 9 CAT ( My strategy: Punt FT)
    Victor Oladipo PG,SG
    Brandon Knight PG,SG
    Isaiah Thomas PG
    Kyle Lowry PG
    Darren Collison PG
    Bradley Beal SG
    Evan Fournier SG/SF
    Al-Farouq Aminu SF/PF
    Thaddeus Young SF/PF
    Greg Monroe PF/C
    Andre Drummond PF/C
    DeMarcus Cousins PF/C
    DeAndre Jordan C

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Chinzy: Nice! Long season with a ton of injuries, long way to go, good to see it on the up and up. Yup punt FT and you have REB to spare. I doubt Monroe is helping much, I do it! Plus all those punt-FT, great FG% bigs will help Kemba

  29. Bobby says:
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    JB – which side do you like more: duncan and gallinari or okafor and mirotic?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bobby: Definitely the Gallinari side

  30. Jesse says:
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    Hey guys! Just have a trade question in regards to AD. I’m in a points league and the top 10 per game as of now is..
    1. Westbrook 71.2
    2. Drummond 63.5
    3. Curry 61.5
    4. Cousins 56.2
    5. James 55.7
    6. Griffin 54.4
    7. Davis 53.6
    8. Rondo (lol) 52.6
    9. Durant 52.6
    10. George 51.1
    So I got Davis with the one pick, somehow snagged Drummond at 20. I’m kind of low on SF so I was wondering if AD for George is too crazy. I just hate the injuries for AD. I feel like I’d be giving up a little too much, but at the same time have a much less injury prone player. Any advice would be awesome! Also draymond is averaging about 48 and I love him this year. So maybe he’s someone to target? My roster now is..
    Davis 53.6
    Drummond 63.5
    Lowry 46.1
    Reggie J 32.3
    Favors 43
    Gallinari 31.7
    Payton 28.4
    T Jones 27.2
    Porzingis 32.4
    Clarkson 25.3

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jesse: Haha Rondo top 10… Yeah George would fit awesome, maybe you can get them to add one chip in since Davis is off such a good game. Or Dray+someone pretty good for Davis

      • Jesse says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Do you think Davis for George is good. He won’t add to it.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jesse: Pts league H2H playoffs right? Really worried about Brow down the stretch, if you feel good you’re a playoff team, I like it in a Pts

  31. Hamtime says:
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    1. Gerald green or Chalmers? Mario looks to have a defined role and it may increase. Thoughts on both pls.. Also, is Winslow worth a grab with green back in the mix?

    2. Is Drummond + Marcus Morris/cojo for milsap too much?

    3. Is RHJ must own in 16 teamers?

    • Hamtime says:
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      @Hamtime: 4. Koufos or Capella ROS?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Hamtime: I dunno, this start for Rio seems fluky, but Green mighta lost his role with Tjohnson playing so well, I’ll go upside of Rio. Green I’d probably take over Winslow. 2. If your team isn’t a full FT punt, nah I don’t think so. 3. Close to it, I like him a lot… 4. Capela hoping for Dwight injuries! Although, knock on wood, I don’t wanna put that karma out there…

  32. rhirano says:
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    I’m in need of help in 3’s, rebounds, and blocks and have a spot to play around with. Would you advise getting a specialist (McDermott for 3’s, Tristan Thompson/Dwight Powell for Rebs, or Henson/Steven Adams for blocks) or just picking up a more well-rounded player (like Iguodala, Will Barton, Bjelica or even Jeremy Lamb)?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @rhirano: Of that mix, seems like Powell fits the best. Although Lamb is playing well. If you have that open spot, I’d stream the hell outta it, all those guys are in the same range

  33. Ralph says:
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    How would you rank ROS: Zaza, Robin Lopez, Kanter and Powell? Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ralph: Prob Kanter, Zaza, Rolo, Powell. In terms of who is probably the best skilled, it’s Powell haha. Hate his role…

      • Ralph says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Ha! It’s really frustrating. Powell’s per36 are ridiculous and I really want to pick him up. Since Zaza, Rolo and Kanter are low end guys, isn’t it better to go with someone who has upside, like Powell?

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          @Ralph: If Dirk was playing bad or had some nagging injuries, I would say yes. But he’s playing well and even on a DNP they didn’t start Powell. Powell showed why I still have him in the streaming class last night…

  34. JB,

    I am in a 12team/16man-roster/11cat league and I drafted Jusuf Nurkic knowing he would be injured to start the season. But his potential and production last season, especially in games when he got at least 20 minutes, really impressed me . Unfortunately, now I’m having second thoughts about locking up a roster spots when he might still be a month away. Would you drop him? What do you project from Nurk when he returns, once he can shake off the rust?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Ebonzieb: Yeah I did too, and nothing encouraging has come out. If no IL, then yeah he can go. Once he’s up to full minutes? Or at least, his peak for this yr… I’d say 12/9/2/1/1.5

  35. Nont nontiskul says:
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    Hi jb. Can you rank. Gobert , vucevic. Pau gasol , ibaka. In 9 cat roto ?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nont nontiskul: I’ll sitck with how I had them coming into season – Gobert, Ibaka, Gasol Vuc. I know Gobert has started slow and FT% hasn’t improved, but I think it all goes up

  36. J says:
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    Quick one JB! My 10 team 9 cat H2H team is..
    Curry
    Draymond
    Millsap
    Whiteside
    R Jax
    Payton
    Burks
    Chandler
    Wiggins
    Gallinari
    Porzingis
    T Jones
    Aaron Gordon
    Barton
    Joseph
    Can I afford to lose some scoring? Guy offered me Bledsoe for Jackson and wiggins. Feels like I’m giving up too much but wiggins is only getting points, right now that is. There’s 8 active a night with 7 bench. So I feel like this trade helps me? Thanks in advance!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @J: Hmmm, maybe a smidge but not that much in 10er. I think it’s too much to give up, I’d want more back. Wow, yeah deep bench makes it certainly closer, but I still think on full sched nights Rjax and Wiggy are no question starters.

  37. Lawson says:
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    How are you doing?
    Feelings about Evan Turner? Just got dropped in my league and I like his versatility. My team: Lillard, Mudiay, Bledsoe, Schröder, Bayless, Danny Green, Stauskas, Jeff Green, Joe Johnson, Aaron Gordon, TJones, Ibaka, Bosh, Nurkic.
    Stauskas seems to be doing bad and Bayless wont last forever like this.
    On the other hand I really need another big, I dropped Henson and Myles Turner but I just dont see much talent on the waiver wire: Adams, Kaminsky, Scola, Henson, Ezeli, Humphries, Hickson, Lee, Cauley-Stein…
    Thoughts on this?
    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lawson: I’m good man! Hope you’re well! Meh, seems like his numbers coincided with a lot of Bradley DNPs. I know you dropped him, but an extra blocker would help a ton. I would lose Bayless for Henson, but I’m not adding Turner

      • Lawson says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I just got offered Vucevic for Bosh. What do you think?

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          @Lawson: I like Bosh´s 3s and points but Vuc is offering quite some blocks and potentially some more rebounds I think… I could stay put but is the first non-ridiculous offer I receive in this league.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Lawson: Haha, yeah I’ll lean towards Vuc, does have a little more risk to it with injuries, but worth the upside

            • Lawson says:
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              @JB Gilpin: So you think Vuc numbers will go up? and the mantain the blocks?
              Bosh is doing great and i really need to think it thoroughly…
              The rest of the team is Lillard, Mudiay, Bledsoe, Schröder, Bayless, Danny Green, Stauskas, Jeff Green, Joe Johnson, Aaron Gordon, TJones, Ibaka, Nurkic. So lack of rebs and maybe blocks at the moment…

              Thanks again!

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                @Lawson: Yeah it’s early, and a few low minute anomalies are hurting him. Should get even betetr.

  38. KevinOG says:
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    Thanks for the answers.
    One last advise if it’s possible – should i give Gallinari and Brook Lopez in order to get Knight and Valanciunas?
    we play in a 8 team h2h points league.
    Thanks again.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @KevinOG: Any time! Ummmm, nah that feels like a little too much, Valanciunas is a little better in H2H or roto

      • KevinOG says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Thanks man, appreciate the help.
        The thing is i dont trust B. Lopez to stay healthy, especially with how the nets looks and maybe there is a chance that valanciuns may see more minutes during the season.
        with the other two, i feel like knight is a safer and better option then Gallinari wich is very not steady.
        what do you think?
        thanks again.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @KevinOG: Hah yeah no one does! Valanciunas still is not getting the run and no blocks. There’s been the JV hope for more minutes for over a year now, I don’t know if it suddenly happens. Although mmmmmm Knight. If that deal is still on the table, Knight looked better than Bledsoe last night. Might take it

  39. mak says:
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    now that bazemore has been declared out for a few games, is thabo a good pick up for this week? i would be dropping ish smith for him. thers also zach lavine but hes on waivers till weds.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mak: Nahhhh, Thabo should still have meh minutes. I’d stream the spot if you can, LaVine might not get starts if RUbio is back

  40. FeartheBrow says:
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    Hey Razz-nation ;

    It has been couple weeks in since I got the help from the Mods.

    I have been trading away here and there ; and currently my roster sits something like this.

    12 team 9cat H2H:

    Ricky Rubio
    C.J Miles
    Alec Burks
    Trevor Ariza
    Marco Bellinelli
    Anthony Davis
    Aminu
    Ibaka
    Marc Gasol
    Paul Milsap
    Zach Lavine
    Marcin Gortat
    Ezeli
    John Wall
    Jamal Crawford

    There’s ongoing discussion for myself to give up one of the top 3 ( Either, Milsap, Ibaka, or Wall ) for Cousins + @ ( I’m trying to root out rondo/derozan.) Two questions:

    1. Should I take this deal? AD + Boogie seems Godly, but at the same time, I am losing my depth strength.

    2. Should I take the deal or not, which part of the roster should I reinforce?

    Thanks Razz-nation for all the help and information.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @FeartheBrow: Yo! 12er, I think it’s worth it, but I dunno if Wall would be the guy to lose. I’d be most for Ibaka since you have Brow to crush BLK. If Ibaka got you Boogie that’d be sick! 2 – Boogie brings AST, be a nasty 9-cat team, probably a few added 3s would help, but you could stream those. Any time!

  41. Craig says:
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    In a 12 team 9 cat dynasty league should I trade Bledsoe and Okafor for Griffin and T Harris?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Craig: Definitely! I still think Okafor is overrated and not like you get much older with the guys you get

  42. Y says:
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    Why was Wiggins ranked so high on your rankings???? He’s only getting points!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Y: Haha betting on sophomore improvements can’t be called wrong 3 weeks in, and he started injured. Been pretty nasty these past few games, already seeing improvement in 3ptm

  43. JG

    kw says:
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    couldn’t take it. Stauskus looks like he ain’t ready to be Sriracha yet. Maybe when they get dribble penetration that will require defenses to help (thinking Wroten here not McConnel), he might get some “all day” open looks. Whatever, I’m moving on. Decided to go for Thabo just for the week or longer depending on Bazemore status. Someone beat me to Manu.

    So how ’bout that Westbrook viral video. Smart pulls a 1 for 11 FG (while stuffing the counting stats for guards–including TOs..LOL) while Westbrook (I ain’t no Westbrick) does what he does..for close to 82 games a season 😉

    Having Smart on my team, I’m likely to bench him during the Celts next game vs OKC is Westbrook is playing. LOL

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @kw: Nope, he’s some left-out BBQ sauce… Totally fine streaming the spot. Hahaha that video was awesome thinking of Smarts game haha. Yeah if you have a full roster, I bet Westbrook v Smart will be a fun matchup! i.e. Westbrook gonna clobber him

      • Ryan says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Russ had a “bad” night by his lopsided standards, but Marcus is one hell of a defender and can shut down a lot of guards in this league. I AM NOT getting it twisted though. I know Smart just had a good night from the field. He isn’t going to go 9-14 again anytime soon. As evidenced by last night…

        I really don’t see too many guards lighting up my C’s. We’re 2nd in the league in terms of team defensive efficiency, and I’m not very surprised about it either. Marcus, Bradley, and Crowder all play very tight D. I wouldn’t be shocked if Westbrook had another bad shooting night if OKC plays the Celtics again this season. But believe me, I don’t exactly want that to happen though since I own Westbrook everywhere lol.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Ryan: No I agree, I do like Smart. While his D is great, I dunno if he shuts down Westbrook most nights though…

          Most of the time I agree though, just that handful of elite guys who are rarely stopped. Celtics are playing pretty well! Crowder and dem steals!

          • Ryan says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Yeah I can’t even say that we stopped Westbrook (didn’t mean to imply that). He still had a crazy game and managed to get some offense going for himself and his teammates. Our backcourt defense just made things harder for him is all.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Ryan: Oh for sure, and Westbrook isn’t always a lockdown on D guy, he’s more worried about dunks and snarling haha

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