#OccupyDraymondGreen baby!

Occupying so hard!  He’s like the Russia to the Nets Crimea!  The person whizzing in the bathroom on the plane while you wait in the aisle!

Owning the Nets front line (I can’t really say “owning Kevin Garnett as KG prematurely a-bench-iated for only 13 minutes since well, DrayDray overmatched him!), Draymond Green was magnificent for 17/8/7/1/2 shooting 7-14 (3-8 3PTM).  Near rainbow and three treys?!  But you gotta love the 33 minutes of burn with only a singular TO.  #OccupyEfficiency!  After a little bit of a rocky start, Green was money in bigger minutes from Nov. 5-9 but had 13 TO.  Wasn’t flashy against the Spurs on Tuesday, but had 5 dimes to only 1 TO and then had the monster last night.  There have some comments wondering how many minutes DrayDray is gonna play play when David Lee finally gets his new hamstring, but Steve Kerr has pretty much made Green the heart-surrounded face of his trapper keeper.  Quotes like ” I don’t know what my philosophy is… We’re 4-0 with DG,” and “We’re 4-0 and Draymond’s starting, he’s playing well, so I’ll keep starting him,” and “Yeah, I’d leave my wife for that!”  Maybe I made up the last one, but you get the gist!  Sure the minutes might go down from the 33 he’s at, but I don’t think by much.  #BuyIfYouStillCan!  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy hoops:

Derrick Rose Here we go again!  Hamstrung and was holding his knee, and looking at another string of DNP.  Oh man, you can’t bash the flow of that update!  Rap career, here I come.  We’ll know more tomorrow and over the weekend, but streamers should be on the prowl for Aaron Brooks on Saturday in a cupcake mathcup against Indiana.

Michael Carter-Williams I haven’t seen tanking so hard since I saw Brad Pitt’s last movie.  But MCW has the greenlight and the fury, taking a team high 19 shots (next highest was Luc Richard Mbah a Moute with 9, which is sad unto itself) for 19/8/5/0/0.  Shot only 6-19, hit a trey, but hit only 6-10 FT, and had 6 TO.  What do you call a redhead with an old, metal prosthetic penis?  Rusty!  Other than those % killers, you like what you saw in this Greek Tragedy of a game.

Tony Wroten – 10ers, yup I think I might let go.  11/4/2/0/0 shooting 3-6 (2-5 3PTM and the killing 3-6 FT) with 5 TO in only 25 minutes.  Now, the rotations might’ve been wonky since this was over when Philly arrived in Dallas, but MCW off the injury AND off the bench to lead the Sixers in minutes is not a sign of optimism.

K.J. McDaniels Moved to the starting line-up!  And if losing 123-70 in your first career start isn’t a sign of greatness to come, I dunno what is!  I keed of course, 8/2/1/1/1 hitting two treys in a still usable line in 25 minutes.  I expect him to play more when the game isn’t an underrated early 80s Travolta flick, so this may have gone under the radar in several leagues.  Pick him up!

Nerlens Noel Returned, but came off the bench for 5/7/0/3/1.  Not bad for a big with those steals, but then Josh Smith-ed you!  1-6 FT?!  And 5 TO?!  NBA needs a mercy rule.

Hollis Thompson – Lata dawg!

Weird Dallas PG Minutes – I’m guessing with his injury-history, Devin Harris got the boot when this game got out of hand in the first quarter.  Only 12 minutes, but made them count for 7/2/1/2/0 shooting 2-3 (1-3 3PTM 2-2 FT) and no TO.  So helped you everywhere but blocks!  I’ll take it.  Jameer Nelson ended up playing with his iffy hammy and was horrific, and J.J. Barea ends up with the big line.  7/3/11/1/0 in only 20 minutes.  Even in deepers it’s tough to give Barea a look (available even in our REL!) as Raymond Felton is still there and if this game was at all close, you’d expect Harris to play more.

Brandan Wright – 14/5/0/1/2 and trying to play into that discussion of fantasy-usable backup Cs, but still behind Chris Kaman and Gorgui Apparatus for me.

Darren Collison Back for the Kings!  As down the stretch they looked more like the Monarchs… 20/2/5/1/1 playing an unreal game, hitting 6-11 (2-3 3PTM 6-7 FT).  SAC had this game won, but lost in a 35-19 beatdown in the fourth.  Blame Boogie’s tech!

Ben McLemore With Colly back, Ramon Sessions went down to 11 minutes as McLemore is getting more run than Usain Bolt on prozac!  Another 37 last night and averaging right in the mid 30s MPG the past 5 games.  Double-digits in all of them, 3+ treys in three straight, not doing too much else, but he’s now in the Rolodex of ThrAGNOF booty calls!

Marc Gasol Rainbow alert!  20/7/2/2/2.  Papas fritas!

Courtney Lee “Came off the bench”, but played 36 minutes and continues to have mad value.  16/1/3/3/0 shooting an unreal 6-9 (1-1 3PTM 3-3 FT).  More efficient than the drunk chick stalking her even drunker prey at the college bar Friday night!  No way he shoots over 55% this year and over 62% from deep.  Let’s not get crazy!

Pau Gasol Near-rainbow alert!  27/11/2/1/3 shooting 12-19.  Take that hermano!  Awesome call – given it’s been only a game or two – by Dan A to buy Pau Pau New Guinea.

Jimmy Butler Buckets owners have got to be pumped for a few more games sans Rose!  21/9/6/0/1 shooting 7-10 (1-3 3PTM 6-8 FT) in another utterly dominating game.  Dominated my utters, that’s for sure.

James Johnson Naymin Sr.!  I have no idea if I spelled that right…  Redonkulous game off the bench for 16/5/1/4/4 shooting 7-9 in 24 minutes.  Another 3 dimes and it’s a double rainbow!  Jonas Valanciunas continues to struggle, both in performance and for bigger minutes (23 mins for 8/8/2/0/1 last night), so I’m ready to put some fliers on JJ in 12ers, and grab him where I have an open spot.

DeMar DeRozan The Gulf Stream kept messin’ up my shot!  There was a polar vortex!  3-17 shooting, for only 10/1/2/1/0.  Hey, at least no TO!  #BucketsSmother!  A tiny crack in the buy low window.

Jarrett Jack Ultimate “spit take” when I looked at that box score… What in the?!  10-10 FG 23/3/3/0/0 with 3 TO in 25:30.  When asked pregame if he though he deserved more shots he said, “Wahhhhhhhh I’m Jarrett Jack!”

Harrison Barnes I’m not a fan, but minutes are there and the Warriors have games on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend.  12/3/3 last night with a trey, that’s about what I expected, and I can’t imagine many better streamers for the end of this week if you’re at your last move or two.

 

Streamer Picks

Gary Neal (14% owned) – If at first you don’t succeed, try try again!  Well, last time I suggested him he was decent going 9/2/3/1/0, but that ain’t gonna cut it!  Going at the Suns, Phoenix plays a lot smaller line-ups and with the red hot Gerald Green getting some burn at SF, I think Neal plays a lot in this one as a matchups play.

Donatas Motiejunas (1% owned) – As I mentioned in yesterday’s Pod, I thought he looked really smooth and polished (not Polish!  Although he’s played for Asseco Prokom!) out there against the Wolves in Mexico City.  Went 8/7/4/1/2 in that one, and is averaging 30.3 minutes and a 12.0/7.5/2.5/1.5/1.0 line the past two.  No Terrence Jones yet again and this is against the terrible, no good, very bad Sixers.  If this call works out, there’s an open spot for the new Luminescent Lithuanian!

 

I hope everyone is donning a nice lead in their matchups, and I hope you have a great weekend!  See ya Monday!

 

  1. Bren says:
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    Hi hi!

    Two pennies for your two thoughts!

    Rubio worth a stash in 12 teamer?

    Anddd

    just wanted your opinion on a trade:

    My Ellis for his rondo.

    I am scared that while Ellis is more efficient now, counting stats will go down. I think my team is weak in reb, and any team can use a boost in ast.

    12 team 9 cat yahoo standard

    Lowry, Ellis, holiday, oladipo, Redick

    C lee, morrow, copeland

    Markieff, millsap, brow, dieng, mozgof

    Thanks!

    • YOUNGHUSBAND says:
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      @Bren: You wait for Oladipo. Dipo can at least give you 4 rebs a game and 5 asts. Having Brow in your lineup is solid. We almost have identical teams so I can say when Dipo comes back on Sat or next week, it would be fine. I still don’t buy Rondo being healthy. Ellis has played at least 77 games past 3 seasons I believe. That in itself counts for something I guess.

    • TOPSZN says:
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      @Bren: I would stick with Ellis too. You don’t know if Rondo will get traded either. And I would stash Rubio.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bren: I’d def stash Rubio. I like getting Rondo there, helps your team in your needs

  2. Lasandro says:
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    You know, I really enjoyed Fury. Isn’t think it’d be as great as it was. Shane came back from the (walking) dead and had a nice performance. Actually watched that, gone girl and interstellar in the span of 4 days before jetting off to paradise

    Meanwhile, my team’s still bottom of rebounds and tjones is still out.. What do I do!!!?? I didn’t pick up draymond because I held jones. Feeling like a n00b now. He still seems too good to drop in an 8 teamer. If it wasn’t for the boards I’m getting from my guards a la butler MCW and Kyle I’d be screwed

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb Gilpin: Also mate, none of the fools in my league are interested in trading a big for Kyle, even after yesterday’s game. So back to kemba; which big/rebounding wing would be a reasonable target with his value? Sully? Parsons? Anyone else?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: Hah that loose cannon Shane! Damn, lots of movies I want to see! Hoping to see Interstellar this weekend.

        Yeah, I’d try to keep Jones too… I know it’s tough! But early. I wouldn’t Kemba for Sully, I’m good for Parsons thoguh!

        • Lasandro says:
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          @JB Gilpin: thanks bud! As far as Lowry and kemba go, what other reasonable targets could I aim for? Parsons, ariza types for kemba? LMA, Horford (could be a buy low now), vuc for Lowry?

        • Lasandro says:
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          @JB Gilpin: kemba for draymond, Monroe, etc?…

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Lasandro: yeah Horford is a great one to buy low for Lowry if you can swing it. Ummm I would want more than either of those guys straight up for Kemba, but like the idea

            • Lasandro says:
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              @JB Gilpin: how about kemba for Drummond as a buy low? Noah if possible? T Harris?

            • Lasandro says:
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              @JB Gilpin: kemba for Monroe still seems somewhat even in a 14 cat no? He’d help me in the three boarding cats and his 3 assists per from the 4 spot ain’t bad…

              • JB Gilpin

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                @Lasandro: Ummm, Noah and Drummo, 100% good with. Harris… Close but I dunno. I’d want a tad more with Monroe, still worried the PIstons could tinker with rotations some and a few games he is out of that

  3. Tyler says:
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    Drop pbev for james johnson? Them stocks are juicy!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tyler: Very juicy! Ehhh, I think I’d hold Beverley, but close surprisingly

  4. Clyde Prompto says:
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    I’m not a Bulls fan, but Derrick Rose is now officially depressing me. I think Adam Silver should adopt Grey’s proposed MLB rule about letting one guy per team use PED’s. It worked for Lebron!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: Haha yeah it’s depressing, love that idea from Grey! Worked for my Brewers too a couple years ago!

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @JB Gilpin: In all seriousness, I’d be interested to read some sort of biomechanically inclined research into whether or not these guys are literally getting too explosive for the human body to handle. Rose, Westbrook, Bledsoe and Wall all went down in the last few years. I wonder if 10 years from now ACL repairs in young uber athletic guards will be like Tommy John is now for hard throwing young pitchers.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Clyde Prompto: yeah man I think that’s a very strong possibility, they’re just not optimal for the human body. Seeing it in nfl too with RB and WR all the time. Pretty soon, kids will get ACL “repairs” in high school to have better tendons for the pros

  5. Sio says:
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    Would you drop an injured mid tier guy like carroll for a flier on someone like james johnson if you need specific stats for a close matchup? Winning would mean more in my league H2H-1win

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sio: Yup I would, I don’t think Carroll has much upside, and getting that 1 win a week is paramount

  6. kb24 says:
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    Would you drop KJ McDaniels for James Johnson?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @kb24: Nah I’d hold KJ there

  7. hamtime says:
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    1. elfrid has been horrible lately but not bad enough to drop. are the likes of kaman/gobert/mason plum/o’quinn within his trade value range, or should i be aiming much higher?

    2. thinking of offering my nerlens+beverly for batum+brandan wright. thoughts? 14man 9 cat

    3. griffin+manu or dirk+elfrid?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @hamtime: 1. Maybe not much higher, but I’d want a little more. I’d like at a team low in dimes and start there. 2. Yeah I’d love that! Buying Batum while minorly hurt. 3. Dirk side barely

  8. Frank White says:
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    Sup JB… Do you think that Fournier’s game is gonna slow down when Oladipo comes back cause they say Elfrid Payton’s been playing horrible and Fournier could stay as a starter..?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: Yup we think that’s a big possibility too… I think he’ll regress some, but not be ireelevant

  9. TOPSZN says:
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    Hey guys. I’m in a 10 cat (standard 9 cat plus DD’s) 12 team league. I’d love to get your thoughts on my team.

    PG: Jrue, Jose, IT2
    SG: Klay, Shump, KCP
    SF: KD, Draymond, Jabari
    PF: Bosh, Markieff, STAT
    C: Nerlens, Gorgui

    • JB Gilpin

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      @TOPSZN: Pek getting hurt would make this team dominant! Wish you had a few more big-volume boarders, looks like only Bosh is your real double double threat. KD getting back will be huge too. Wish you had a few more dimes too… As much as I love him, Draymond might be a sell high for a big boarder, maybe Draymond+Nerlens for Vucevic?

      • TOPSZN says:
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        @JB Gilpin: That seems like a good idea. The guy who has Vuc in my league likes him a lot though. Are there any other targets that fit the [email protected]JB Gilpin: Thanks JB! Are there any other targets that fit the mold? The guy who has Vuc in my league likes him a lot.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @TOPSZN: Ah yeah tough to try people’s favorites sometimes… Aldridge? Missing tomorrow, might be able to sneak him in. Jefferson I think rebounds more. Horford is a great buy low right now too, I see his boards going up

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            @JB Gilpin: Who would you trade for those guys? Would trading Bosh defeat the purpose?

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @TOPSZN: yeah I prob wouldn’t Bosh… Klay straight up playing as hot as he is right now?

              • TOPSZN says:
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                @JB Gilpin: Would you do Klay and Markieff for Horford and Collison? The guy would also do a trade with Noel instead of Markieff.

              • TOPSZN says:
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                @JB Gilpin: I traded Klay and Draymond for Horford and Kemba.

                • JB Gilpin

                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @TOPSZN: Nice! Love it!

              • TOPSZN says:
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                @TOPSZN: @JB Gilpin: It got vetoed so I did Klay for Horford straight up #ThrAGNoF

                • JB Gilpin

                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @TOPSZN: Still an awesome trade, nice! #ThrAGNOF!

  10. jcg says:
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    Big James Johnson fan..would you take a flier over these guys? Kaman also available

    Elfrid
    Lillard
    Conley
    MCW
    Ellis

    Tobias
    Giannis
    Copeland
    Rhino

    Dieng
    Drummond
    J Hill
    Cousins

    • JB Gilpin

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      @jcg: Rhino is Ryan Anderson right? Only Rhino I remember is craig smith! Haha. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Smith

      Ummm, yeah I have no problem losing Copeland for him. Playing decent now, but should cede a few minutes with West getting minutes

  11. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    Just curious. What are your thoughts on having the number 1 waiver seed in a deep league, say 14 teamer.

    I feel like I’m doomed to hold on in hopes of a homerun, when in reality maybe I should just blow it early so that I can put claims in on flavor pickups as the season goes by.

    Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J: I’m not a huge waiver-saver guy, so if someone with decent long-term prospects comes along I’d use it sooner than later

  12. T says:
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    Punt assists, pick two: Stuckey, Sloan, Morrow, Hill, Teletovic, and McLemore

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @T: Which Hill, Solomon or George? And ROS or just for the short term?

      • T says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Solomon and ROS. Thanks!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @T: ROS I’ll go Stuckey and… wow McLemore. Surprised myself with that answer!

  13. DK says:
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    Your view on Wiggins and Parker? Seems like both are drafted too high, especially for Wiggins. So many minutes yet nothing much to show. Yes, they are rookies. You think Wiggins is worth hanging on to in 12-man?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DK: Yes to everything. I ranked them too high, everyone did, but both are holds IMO. They’ll start producing, Wiggins tonight with no Thad no too, might be a breakout

  14. scrap says:
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    JB,

    total stud call on Draymond Green.
    nicely done.

    #OccupyDraymondGreen

    scrap

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @scrap: Thanks man!

  15. miles proudfoot. says:
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    Yo yo! josh smith just became available in my league. Would you drop Jennings, Jabari, Sloan, Jordan hill, or dieng? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot.: Whoa! Yeah def picking him up even if the %s are annoying, I’d probably have to lose Sloan unless really thin at PG, then it would be Dieng, sadly. Love Gorgui!

      • miles proudfoot. says:
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        @JB Gilpin: yeah, that’s what I was thinking. I may also try for a 2 for 1 trade for a PG using Sloan, but I’d have to think about it bc I don’t think the return on a trade using Sloan will be too high or easy to pull off. Thanks man!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @miles proudfoot.: yeah probably couldn’t get too much, but you can test the waters… Any time man!

  16. Jason says:
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    you letting Affolo go in a 10 teamer?

    available options:
    Kaman, Brooks, carroll

    • DK says:
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      @Jason: Personally I would go for Carroll. He’s doing well even with presence of Horford and Millsap. Starter too. Afflalo is meh in Denver.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason: Slim I think likes him more than me, I would give him another game or two, but close

  17. ABulldogs says:
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    Good morning JB

    14 teams H2H 9 cat League

    I got an offer, Frye for my Dieng.
    I think I will keep my Gorgui. Your thoughts?

    About time I drop Hollis Thompson? Who Should I pick up instead?

    FA: Gary Neal, Augustin, Jarrett Jack, Motiejunas, Hickson, Norris Cole, Ridnour

    I need to boost %, AST, and STL.
    I have 50 acq limit, so I can’t do daily streaming.

    THanks!

    • ABulldogs says:
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      @ABulldogs:
      FYI James Johnson is taken.

      Oh I have Rodney Stuckey and Raymond Felton available too.

      Any thoughts on Nelson? Are these on FA any better than Nelson? or does he have any trade value left in him?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @ABulldogs: Morning! Seems like Frye doesn’t hit the Pts/3s you’d like from him as your needs, so I’m good holding onto Dieng. Yeah I’m getting Neal for Thompson. I’d take a gamble of Cole over Nelson, I’m all out on Dallas PG, except maybe 12ers and def for deeper Devin Harris

        • ABulldogs says:
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          @JB Gilpin:

          Neal slipped on a wet spot and hurt his left foot as we speak haha

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @ABulldogs: Hahahaha wtf?! I just read that news too, might as well have said slipped on a banana peel!

  18. ABulldogs says:
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    J Johnson is taken.

    Oh I have Rodney Stuckey and Raymond Felton available too.

    Any thoughts on Nelson? Are these on FA any better than Nelson? or does he have any trade value left in him?

    • ABulldogs says:
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      @ABulldogs:

      It would be really good if we were able to edit these posts. 🙂

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @ABulldogs: Hah what you mean?

        • ABulldogs says:
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          @JB Gilpin:

          I mean if we can add stuff on to our replies or delete them.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @ABulldogs: Ah well you can add onto a new one, but yeah only can do deleting on the back end

  19. Know One says:
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    You still think I should accept Kobe+Olynyk for my Gortat+Draymond? 🙂

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Know One: Yeah, i think I’d still have to take it

  20. Boom Shakalaka says:
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    My BIGS are acting like littles…

    Serg Ibaka – The 3’s are nice but I drafted him to board & block which he is not. Should everything normalize once Westbrook is back?

    Al Jefferson – His boards are getting jacked by Lance… WTF. I expected nothing less than 10 a game. If he doesnt I might have to trade his ass

    Taj Gibson – Is he still a must own? I see his minutes staying around 24-26 a game since Gasol has arrived. Looking at my team would you drop Taj for a Courtney Lee?

    10 Team, 12player roster, 2 bench
    Westbrook
    Lawson
    Holiday
    Collison
    T.Evans
    K.Martin
    Ibaka
    A.Jefferson
    Horford
    B.Lopez
    T.Jones
    Gibson

  21. NimsheyPOBlo says:
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    Who wins (pts league, redraft): Dray Dray + Drummond for Horford + Tobias?

    I’m wondering if I should cash in Tobias in couple weeks just in case trading season puts a damper on his value.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @NimsheyPOBlo: Oh I def Tobias side. I like him over Green and Horford over Drummo

  22. Jay Jackson says:
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    H2H, 9 cat – balanced team: drop Sullinger for Draymond Green?

  23. kisses says:
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    I just moved Bledsoe and Drummond for Oladipo and Lowry. You were concerned with my big men taking a hit and I agree with you. I have Boogie and JHill, but I could easily move on some big man stats.

    Thoughts about sending my KevMart and IT2 for Vucevic?

    • kisses says:
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      @kisses: also, if Oladipo plays tonight do I drop KCP or Wroten To activate?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @kisses: Would love getting Vuc if it works for that value! Ummmm, whew tough to lose those guys, but yeah I’d drop one, might be unpopular but it’s be Wroten for me

        • kisses says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Losing Wroten is going to be tough for my steals, but I won’t miss his TOs. Thanks!

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @kisses: Worten looked better last night and played more than I thought but I think he’ll trend down, still only one steal the last 2

  24. JashFath

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    Maybe it is Namond? Like the spoiled kid from the Wire?

    Namond Brice

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JashFath: Hah I just showed this to the guy who works next to me and he loves the wire, thought that was hilarious! I need to watch that show…

      • JashFath

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        @JB Gilpin: He has probably told you this, but you really do. It is in my top 5 of shows all time. And I don’t even like cop dramas all that much, which is saying something.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @JashFath: yeah he said the same, it’s def top of my list wish it was on Netflix tho

  25. Hamtime says:
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    Gave up on wiggins and got taj for him as I needed a center w consistent stats. Hate giving up the upside, but taj is a beast when given time. Pls tell me I made the right call…

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Hamtime: I’m OK with that, I like Gibson a lot too. you did good man!

  26. m1chael says:
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    Whats up JB

    Just dropping by to say whats up!
    Dropped Lamb and Adams last night for Rubio and Kaman. Hopefully I did the right thing. I read your post yesterday about Kaman needs to be owned in all leagues and his minutes will continually be there. I was watching the 76ers last night and… they suck. But I’ll take MCWs line any day. Now I need to wait patiently for Westbrook and Rubio to get back onto the floor.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @m1chael: What’s good man?! Thanks for what’s upping!

      Yup i am good with both of those. Get healthy soon your team!

  27. Johnny says:
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    Hey JB!

    So in my H2H matchup I need assists, points, steals, TO, & FT% (these are the close categories but not sure if i can come back on steals cause i’m gonna bench noel tonight cause he’s murdering my TO’s and FT% and i dont need blocks or boards)

    Think i’m gonna pick up Cole or OJ to get games tonight and Sun. but can’t decide which one… thoughts? (i’m leaning towards Cole for no reason) dropping solomon hill but other weaker players on my team are KCP and KJ McDeez

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      @Johnny: Or LaVine actually? he’s looking pretty saucy too

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Johnny: I’d lean to Cole too, not an OJ fan. I like Apple Juice! Def would drop Hill first…. Ohhhh LaVine is saucy. But those TO hurt, I might Cole to play it safe next 2

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          @JB Gilpin: Awesome gracias!! what’s your outlook on Noel btw.. his %’s are brutal not sure if I should look to trade him

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Johnny: I like Noel a lot I think his last FT travesty mighta been an outlier

  28. Spencer says:
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    Tyson Chandler for Jose Calderon?

    H2H 8-Cat where I’m leading FG%, REB, BLK, and PTS. Middle to lower in AST and STL.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Spencer: Yeah I’m good swappin’ out your gramps!

      • Spencer says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks! Really just worried about trading for a current injured player. But it should pay off pretty quickly once he is back.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Spencer: yeah and hits your needs too without giving up too big an investment

  29. Yokev_o says:
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    In my 10er drop wroten for hickson, gallinari, Eric Gordon, dieng etc? And in my 12er drop him for Danny green, dieng, iggy, demare, hickson, hawes etc? Let me know jb thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Yokev_o: Ummm, 10er for Deing if you need big man stats, but that’s it. 12er… Deing again if a need, but that’s it

  30. JJ says:
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    Is James Johnson the guy to own over Nene?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JJ: Ummmm, hat’s very very close I’ll narrowly stick with Nene but barely. Injury to Amir or JVal then JJ, dunno about JJ’s mins

  31. bm says:
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    Hey JB,
    My Horford and Noel for his Favors and Oladipo? 10 team 9 cat h2h and my roster is Jrue, Kemba, Morrow, Kmart, Jordan Hill, Noel, Millsap, Markieff, Horford, Toby Harris, Marc Gasol, Batum and Calderon. Alternatively, I could do Marc and Noel for MCW and Favors but I like Marc a lot and am worried about MCWs health and PT going forward. What do you think?

    Thanks man, keep up the good work.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bm: Yeah not in love with either, but very close. I like Horford a ton and think he’s a hold. Obviously a big Favors fan and getting a pg back is nice, but I think both are slightly overpays

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        @JB Gilpin: overpay eh? I guess it depends on Noel. I’m really souring on him and I don’t think he’s going to wow me any time soon. What do you think of his potential going forward, especially during fantasy playoffs?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @bm: Well Horford too I think improves, I like Noel a lot and nothing has discouraged me too much, even though he hasn’t been great

  32. 740 says:
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    Yo dude! Oladipo is active for tonights game! YES!!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @740: looked pretty good too! Mask was awesome

  33. GT says:
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    Hey JB I was offered Jrue Holiday for Reggie Jackson and Rudy Gobert in a 16 team league. Thoughts? What do you think will happen to Reggies production once Westbrook and KD return?

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      @GT: oh nice yeah I’d def take Jrue! I think Reggie will be useful, but definitely regression

  34. Dominican Power says:
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    Milsap for Melo?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dominican Power: yup I’m good with it especially after last night!

  35. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    I just traded Draymond Green, KJ McDaniels and Steve Adams for Chandler Parsons and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Did I give up too much?

    What are your thoughts on Danny Green? Should I hold and hope his shots start falling or is he droppable?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheMuppetManiac: Whoa not at all! Big win for you! Ummm, he’s on the fringe for sure, who are some options to grab instead?

      • TheMuppetManiac says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        It’s pretty sparse. Stuckey, Hawes, Henson, Eric Gordon.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @TheMuppetManiac: Nahhhh, I think I’d hold there

  36. tom says:
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    Drop boozer, court lee, nene or copeland for james johnson??? What cha think … i’m in a 12 team h2h 9 cat.. thx for your insite

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tom: I’m biased, I hate Boozer so much! I know he’s useful but he’s the drop for me

  37. Kris says:
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    This is bad… Oladipo’s back. What to do with Payton now? 20-team-league. Uh oh! And MCW finally!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kris: wooooo for MCW! 20 team definitely holding Payton, ride it out and I think he’ll be solid!

  38. Andrew Bi says:
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    Hi JB, I’m back for more advice. In the beginning of the season, I traded Ibaka + Horford for AD and I think thats paying off so far. Here is what my team is looking like at the moment. I have some key players out so I am getting blown out in PTS, AST, REB the past 3 weeks.

    PG – Jrue Holiday, MCW, Isaiah Thomas, Calderon
    SG – Jimmy Butler
    SF – Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Antetokounmpo
    PF – Anthony Davis, Paul Millsap, Terrence Jones
    C – Marcin Gortat, Ed Davis

    I have someone interested in Jimmy Butler and his initial offer was Kyrie Irving + Valanciunas, however he said he had to think about it first. At the moment I am loving Butler’s production especially with D-Rose sitting out so many games. But Kyrie looks too good to pass up. Should I pull the trigger if this trade is offered? Thank you.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Andrew Bi: You didn’t take that trade? Hurry up before he changes his mind! I wish I could get these types of offers

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Andrew Bi: yeah I like it too, even if jval is a little worthless haha. Nice work getting brow!

  39. J says:
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    Shawne Williams worth a look in 14 teamers? Compared to guys like Morrow/Copeland/KJ

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J: worth a look for sure, ummm, Morrow is the only one I’d think about, yeah it don’t mind making that swap, more long term usefulness from swill

  40. Scort says:
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    Buy low on T.Jones?

    should i offer my Jordan Hill or Draymond Green for him?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scort: definitely! I dunno if I would Hill, Green I might offer straight up

  41. DK says:
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    JB what do you think of trading my MCW for Dragic? The owner is tempted.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DK: yeah gimme Dragic, won’t be as flashy, but the %s and better TO will make that a win

      • DK says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I am worried about Dragic performance. News are saying he won’t go back to top 30. What’s your view on his stats, esp ast? Of course you’re assuming he won’t be this bad… Could you give a new avg stats projection?

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          @DK: Def won’t get the assists, I thought they’d run more through him since he’s so efficient. 16/3/4.5/1.5/0.3. So dimes and steals up. Shoots 50% and hits 1.5 threes and those TO stay at 1.5

          • DK says:
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            @JB Gilpin: I know you still like Dragic for MCW, but wouldn’t it make my assist bad for my team? MCW dishes out at least 6 ast.

            Anyway, an update, my Monroe+Tele trade for Duncan trade was done! Thanks man!

            Guards: Curry, Lawson, MCW, KCP
            Forwards: T.Jones, Draymond, McD, Barnes
            PF/C: Millsap, Gortat, Duncan, Ed Davis, Adams

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @DK: Minor downgrade, but so much better in %s and low TO that 6-7 down to 4.5 doesn’t bother me. Nice on Duncan move, love it!

              • DK says:
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                So I guess I am left with Lawson, Curry and Dragic. I would definitely need to stream players like MoWil, Blake and Nelson. Well Payton is in FA but he’s bad right now. What do you think of my overall ast numbers? And should I pick up Payton?

                • JB Gilpin

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                  @DK: Well, Curry and Lawson being big volume helps! Not awful, but yeah would look for a tad more – Elfird is not the answer though… I’d try to stream as best you could

  42. mamba says:
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    decided not to offer gortat for faried. put up 3 more fantasy points per game vs faried last year in our league’s h2h scoring system

    what do you think about drummond? will he able to adjust to what SVG wants out of him. I understand he’s in a new system and SVG is feeding him a lot more in the post compared to last year. do you think he will adjust and would you trade gortat for drummond?

    points based league with bonus points for double doubles.

    thanks a lot for your input. doing great so far in my league because of you guys.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mamba: Yeah will one thing about Faried was his low minutes first half and bigger second half. But what’s weird is Shaw is still yankin around him mins. Don’t blame ya wanting Gortat. Drummond will get better, but I dunno if he’ll do what he did last year. Awesome, glad to hear it man!

  43. David says:
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    Draymond green has been Getting a good reputation in my league and someone is considering giving up Thad young considering he is missing time due to personal reasons

    Is it a good trade? considering people are saying don’t sell low as he should continue this production BUT If I’m getting at top 50 talent why not?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @David: yeah man I’m with ya, I’d take Thad. I’m not a huge Thad guy, but that’s tough value to give up just letting Draymond go

  44. hanns says:
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    should I drop Anthony Morrow for Nick Young?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hanns: I don’t really like either…. young has more ROS upside but short term I’d take morrow

  45. Dirk's Digglers says:
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    made an offer of my SHill and SWilliams for GDieng … too much? would I be better to go after Varejao or Dieng ROS (I currently have AD, JVal and ProfPlum)?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dirk’s Digglers: Nah I don’t think so! Not a fan of either guys youre giving up, I like Dieng a lot for the upside

      • Dirk's Digglers says:
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        @JB Gilpin: what about Olynyk instead of Dieng … who would you rather?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dirk’s Digglers: Ummmm, right now Olynyk but Dieng has so much upside while still useful now

          • Dirk's Digglers says:
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            @JB Gilpin: ok got Dieng and he has F eligibility in my league as well so that’s a bonus … I need to pick up someone off the WW to round out my roster (current reserves Brooks, Rivers, Jack, Prof Plum, Marc Morris) … available are Joseph, KCP, Sefalosha, JHarris, LWilliams, AJPrice, Bennett, Marion, Barnes, Motiejunas (I have TJones), Scott, Middleton, Porter … I’m leaning Barnes now that he back starting but can be convinced otherwise

              • Dirk's Digglers says:
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                @JB Gilpin: what’s your take on Robert Covington who has just been signed by Philly? worth a speculative add instead of MBarnes or hold off?

                • JB Gilpin

                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @Dirk’s Digglers: Yeah I’d rather upside over Barnes. Slim likes him a lot more than me, but worth the grab over some a lot of those no upside guys

  46. Martin says:
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    JB,
    Rivers or Augustin in 16team long term?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Martin: Whewwww… Augustin but barely

  47. Glenn says:
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    Trying to sell high with Reggie Jackson. Miles Plumlee is available in my league and I have 22 moves left for the season. Is he worth the add? If yeah, I don’t know who to drop

    Dragic
    Bogdanovic
    harden S Williams
    Millsap
    Wiggins
    Wright
    Pekovic
    T Young
    Burks
    Mozgov
    Jackson
    Faried

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Glenn: Ummmm, I’m not huge on Williams, even though he’s off 4 then 5 threes. But I think you need a big. Either him or Bogdanovic for him

  48. Blint says:
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    Hey JB!

    How was Dumb and Dumber 2? Slim wasn’t too enthused to watch it though!

    My team is severely underperforming. Its a keeper league so dropping people is hard! But I guess I have no choice anymore.
    I have

    Rubio -injured
    Elfrid- Playing poorly
    Gobert- Not getting enough PT
    Taj – Playing poor after great start
    Giannis- Up and down play

    I know what I am asking is crazy but should I PICK UP either Cole or Chalmers? I need the assists , I can drop Anthony Morrow for one of them.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Blint: Hahaha no idea, I’m not gonna see it! Morrow+Gobert dropping them for both MIA guys? I would be fine with that actually

      • Blint says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Pick up both ? Woah now I know how Evel Knievel felt!
        Chalmers got taken before I could picked up Cole

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Blint: Haha, yeah I would still grab Cole for Morrow

          • Blint says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            Thanks! What about Elfrid , I know its a keeper league but should I drop him if I get a decent player on the WW who gets playing time if someone gets injured. Because right now WW isn’t that great. Only decent PGs right now are Mo Williams , J Neelson , jack , AJ price

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Blint: I’d prob hold over those guys in a keeper

  49. ABulldogs says:
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    How is your weekend JB

    This is my modified team in 14teams H2H each cat

    Anthony Davis
    Al Horford
    Trevor Ariza
    Pau Gasol
    Goran Dragic
    Brandon Knight
    Donald Sloan
    Manu Ginobli
    Gorgui Dieng
    Ryan Anderson
    Andre Iguodala
    Norris Cole *
    Gary Neal*

    I added Cole over Nelson
    I added Gary Neal in place of Hollis Thompson, and he hurt his left foot and now concussion? what the heck,,
    Iggy, still not producing. Drop or hold?

    WW: James Johnson(why only 14 min off the bench tonight?), Hickson, Rodney Stuckey, J. Jack, Jason Terry, SChroder, Motiejunas, Sefolosha,

    Do you think any of these players have higher value ROS than my team?

    Thanks

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      @ABulldogs:
      Add Tucker and Marcus Morris to that WW list

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Abulldogs: It’s been good, thanks man!

        James Johnson – severely sprained ank;e… Rough one. I’d do Neal for Stuckey. I know Stuckey is hurt too, but I think he gets minutes while he gets healthier. Wish MOrris and Tucker weren’t cannibalizing each others minutes…

  50. Lasandro says:
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    With Lee returning soon, is bogut going to continue putting up these numbers or is he a sell high? Also, Kieff is poo right now. Hold, or pick up olynik?

    • Lasandro says:
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      Been offered vuc for my Lowry… Paying too much in my 14cat? I’m still at the bottom of brds and pts

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Nah Bogut has always been good even in smaller minutes. Just has to be healthy. Hold Kieff too. Vuc fitting your needs I’m good with, but downgrades your points. Very close. Can counter and try to get a throw in?

  51. CastamereDios says:
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    Hey,

    someone offered me Kemba Walker+Josh Smith for Buttler+Reggie Jackson in a Roto, 8cat. I’m low on 3PM and AST.

    What do you thinks of the trade?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @CastamereDios: 8 cat, yeah I think I’m taking it, as long as you don’t have any bad FT shooters. takes away Smith’s awful TO rate, but it’d be tough to survive his horrific FT shooting if you have bad FT guys

  52. Frank White says:
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    Would you trade Westbrook n Ellis fir lillard n Parker?? I’m losing horribly in my h2h 9 cat league withWestbrook and west on the bench

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: Nah it’s giving up too much for me

  53. jon says:
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    Hey Guys,

    Question for both JB and Slim about strategy in, you guessed it, my 20-team, 8-cat H2H league. We have a 34 games/week max to prevent endless streaming. However, because it’s ESPN, we still get credit for all of the games played on which we hit our 34th game. So if you get up to 33 games on a Friday, and you start all 10 player slots on Saturday then you get credit for 43 games. This leaves two possible weekly strategies:

    1) Blitz as many games as possible Monday-Friday to get to 33, thereby hitting your 34th game on Saturday and logging as many games (43) as possible.

    2) Selectively manage games Monday through Saturday in order to get to make it 33 on Saturday and bank your Sunday games too. I hope that makes sense.

    I’m struggling with which one to employ in such a deep league.

    Here’s my roster:

    PGs: M. Conley, J. Lin, J. Nelson, D. Sloan, C. Joseph
    SGs: M. Ellis, A. Rivers, J. Harris
    SFs: C. Copeland, Marvin Williams
    PF/Cs: T. Harris, E. Davis, Mason Plumlee, G. Dieng, B. Biyombo

    IR: K. Durant

    If I go with Option 1, I’ll end up with 43 games total and miss out on Sunday games from Conley (LAC), Lin (DEN), and E. Davis (DEN). Throughout the week I’d be banking games from my bench guys like Harris, Joseph, Biyombo but also getting max games from my mid-level guys like Plumlee, Rivers, Dieng.

    If I go wtih Option 2, I’ll end up with 38 games total but bank those Sunday games from some of my better players.

    What do I do here? Always go with volume and finish on Saturday unless there’s a bunch of good Sunday games? Do I target categories and adjust as the week goes on? This week, for instance, I should win AST and 3PM easily based on opponent, but STLs and REBs will be close. That would suggest leaving some room for Conley, Lin and Davis on Sunday.

    Sorry for the super complex question, but it’s my first time in this kind of setup. Thanks SO much!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @jon: Well that’s standard for all limitation fantasy leagues. i.e. Baseball with innings limits, you can go a ton over as long as you have any cushion left that day. It has to work that way or else you have 33 starts and have 4 guys with a 7:00 PM tip, who does the system let get the last start? Why all leagues work that way 🙂

      I prefer option 2. Like you mention, I don’t wanna miss on my best players not playing Sunday’s, and the fact it’s 20 team, any starter that’s decent is going to do a ton more than pumping up your starts from bench/role players. Then you can stream a couple final players on Sunday to chase stats.

      Any time!

      • Jon says:
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        @JB Gilpin: hey thanks! One follow-up: I’ve been offered Jamal Crawford&Schroder for Dieng in this same league. Pek is hurt and Dieng could be about to explode, but that feels like a lot of value. What do you think? I would still have Plumlee, Davis, Biyombo, and to a lesser extent a Tobias for blocks. Thoughts on that? Thanks! 8-cat so i am inclined to get PGs.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jon: Ummm, well with Mack getting some minutes it hurts Schroeder, I would keep Dieng

  54. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    I just did a blockbuster trade in 9 cat 9 team roto league

    my Cp3, marc gasol, and alridge for anthony davis, irving, and larry sanders

    My team
    Ellis, teague
    tobias harris, korver, zac randolph, t young, ryan anderson, Deandre Jordan

    did you think it was a good trade? I’m still debating over it.. main thing I lose is assist.. but I just couldnt pass up anthony davis..

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J: Yeah I couldn’t pass on Brow either… I would think about moving Jordan now for a PG, then you’d be all set!

      • J says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thaanks for the reply!

        i still have time to veto the trade (with setting up another trade with other players).. but i keep going back and forth about it lol. im hearing both sides of the argument

        i know im being a bit repetitive..but do you think i’m giving up too much?

        thanks again

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @J: Nope you get by far the best player! Price you have to pay sometimes, and his per-game valuation is best in at least the past 10 years according to basketball monster

          • J says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            Hey JB,

            Really sorry for bumping this old topic

            so this trade will be going down in 2 days

            I’m seriously considering dropping Larry Sanders to play the streamers game

            some FAs in my pool

            Mo Will.. Nick Young..carroll. frye..dieng. pretty sure i’ll pick up Mo Will with rubio out for so long and I need the assist badly (Rubio is FA too but I’ll probably stash him in 2-3 weeks since it’s a roto league)

            do you think it’s a good idea? I really don’t see Kidd giving Sanders 20+ minutes anytime soon…

            and dropping Sanders basically mean i’m doing a 2 stars (AD, Kyrie) for 3 stars (cp3, gasol, alridge)… so I really hope it works out..

            thanks a lot again

            • JB Gilpin

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              @J: Nice on the trade! Mo is solid for the domes, like Dieng too. AD is so far better than the pack that I think it’ll be solid for ya

              • J says:
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                @JB Gilpin: so.. are you agreeing to dropping larry sanders in this league..?

                • JB Gilpin

                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @J: All those options avail, yup I have no issue with it

  55. hanns says:
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    hey JB!

    I’m in a weekly league and I’m not sure which two guys to start- anthony morrow, or arron afflaolo?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hanns: I would roll out Afflalo

      • hanns says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        yeah, I was hoping Morrow would be better but after the last 2 games I might even drop him for someoneone else.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @hanns: Yeah Morrow only puts up points in bunches, about all he can do

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