With how the Poppycockers put together their “Super Team”, I admittedly had some worries that the bunch of Tom Cruise-divas they threw out there might make The Poison Goose a mere co-pilot.  But not with moxie like this!

Dude doing that at 7’3!!!!!  SEVEN THREE!!!  Monster game from Kristaps Porzingis last night, going a career-high 35/7/3/1/1 with 3 treys on 13-22 shooting.  He played 40 minutes, and put the Poppies on his back.  While I was a little apprehensive of his USG, I still think my rank of 23 ended up being ahead of the curve (I would confirm this, but FantasyPros is being a little ish and not making it easy to find draft day expert consensus!).  Alas, I was unable to get the Goose in any leagues, and I’m suffering some major poultry withdrawal.  Thankfully Thanksgiving is right around the corner!  He’s taken 15+ shots the past 7 games, attempting 2 more treys a game than last year, and the TO rate has gone from 1.7 his rookie year to 1.3.  His ridiculous 7’3 size makes him too tough for stretch-4s to cover him, and his ridiculous speed and ball-handling makes him too tough for centers.  He’s becoming a true matchup nightmare with the added iso moves, and is – I’m going there – a no question first-rounder next year.  Slim having him on his REL team has me depressingly reaching for the Grey Goose!  Here’s what else went down in fantasy hoops action last night:

LeBron James Sat with a case of “special treatment”itis.  In his stead, Kevin Love picks up a big line of 27/16/1 on 11-23 shooting.  Not much in the ancillary stats – and the Cavs lost – but you’re more than happy with your Love investment thus far.

Monta Ellis – Ate the same bowl of Wheaties as Myles Turner yesterday morning!  5 blocks!  He had 4 blocks going into last night ON THE SEASON!  7/6/4/1/5 is like a Gorgui line!  Turner also got his swats, going 12/8/0/1/4.  I don’t know what Turner’s 0-3 FT was about, maybe his hands were sticky from spilled milk from his Wheaties.

Anthony Davis Another high-profile DNP, sitting with a bruised quad.  Here we go again!  I bet he bruised it running into one of the Pelicans’ medical staff in the hallway.

Terrence Jones – Sub out a great Wildcat for a pretty good one when he gets run, and Tjones was the best Pel on the court last night.  26/9/2/0/1 on 9-20 FG (2-4 3PTM 6-7 FT).  38 minutes in that line too. [throws arms up in the air]  I guess grab him in all 12ers; don’t lose anyone consistent in 10ers, and let’s go from there.

E’Twaun Moore The Pels medical staff gave him a nice toe job to be able to play last night, and E’Trade went 14/3/4/2/0 on 6-16 shooting.  I’m surprised at how consistent his scoring has been, but Jrue Holiday is back tomorrow and Tyreke Evans isn’t too far off either…

Tim Frazier 1-7 FG, 4/3/3 with 4 TO in his last game before Jrue is back.  Talk about a letdown!  I wouldn’t be surprised if they still start him a game or two further though, and the Pels play a Fri/Sat back-to-back, so I’m waiting until after that set to cut him in RCLs.

Elfrid Payton The entirety of the Magic line-up had an off-night, but because they played the mess of Nawleans without their only plus NBA player, Orlando still got a W.  But you’ll take a rainbow line any night!  5/4/4/3/2 with only 1 TO, but on 2-9 shooting…

Otto Porter Kills your Roto boner!  He’s punt only!!!!  15/13/1/4/1 with no TO.  But!  5-17 FG.  Against the Sixers!  I still don’t fully understand how he’s gone from 5.2 REB to 8.3, but the rest actually doesn’t look too crazy.  I’ve been OttoCorrected!

Sheldon McClellan – Meant to mention him in the weekend notes, but got another start for Bradley Beal (hamstring).  Slim has his Floride bias for him, but he’s a pretty ThrAGNOFian wing.  Worth a look in deepers though for the short-term, although Beal is close.

John Wall Embarrassing loss for the Wizards, who began down 29-15 after the first quarter.  Wall got benched most of the first half after the slow start, but ended up going 27/4/6 in only 24 minutes.  Benching your best player is always the answer, Scotty B!  Or should I say, SKIIIIIIILES B!

Ersan Ilyasova Took the starting 4 job from Dario Saric.  You remember when I called Saric “just a guy”?  You know who loses their starting job to Ersan friggin’ Ilyasova?  …just a guy.  Anyway, 16/4/0/0/0 with 4 treys of utter ThrAGNOF from Ghostface, but did foul out in 26 minutes.  Saric for 13/12/1/0/0 with 1 trey.  Neither inspired confidence as must-own, but I am happily ThrAGNOF streaming Ily right now.

Giannis Antetokounmpo This just in!  He’s really good.  26/15/7/1/2 in 40 minutes, and playing every bit like the first-rounder you expected, even if stupid, ugly Matthew Dellavedova is stealing a few dimes…

John Henson I said in the comments that I would be shocked if he got 20+ minutes.  I’M THE BIGGEST MORON IN THE HISTORY OF FANTASY BASKETBALL!!!!!  20:18.  Ugh!  7/7/2/0/0 for Henson, hate not seeing the swats, but they’ll come in bunches.  Definitely more of a 12er streamer, if that.

Mike Muscala With Dwight Howard out (quad, was a game-time call), Chicken Muscala brought the gravy and the potatoes for 16/5/3/0/1 and a trey.  I’d like him more if he didn’t have a terrible man bun…  I don’t understand this man bun fad going across the NBA!

Taurean Prince His first name sounds like something in an energy drink, which is good as we wash out the thoughts of the last T Prince in the NBA!  8/5/1/1/2 including a big dunk for by far his best game on the season, but Thabo Sefolosha was a surprise scratch with a minor knee thing, so not much to see here.

J.J. Barea Mannnnn.  Had him on a couple RCLs and was loving the ride, then he went down on an awful-looking non-contact injury.  He said he was having problems with his Achilles lately too.  This one made me sad, usually I hate the short NBA players!  Cough, Nate Robinson, cough.  But I loved watching Barea.  This might be an out-for-the-season thing.

Seth Curry Which I guess would help solidify Seth Curry’s role.  Not to mention Deron Williams‘ calf flared up again, and HE only played 10 minutes.  How much do the Mavs wish they kept Raymond Felton!?  Here’s an idea – trade Dwight Powell who you’re not using enough, or like Justin Anderson, plus a first-round pick for Ricky Rubio.  Wow, this went from a Curry blurb to trade talk!  32 minutes of nothingball last night from Curry (6/4/4/0/0 in 32 minutes), but with absolutely no PG, I scoured all my leagues to add him where I could…  Andddd, at 28% owned, was already owned in all my RCLs, which really pisses me the F off.  I thought he was supremely overrated, but due to now 3 PG injuries, he’s going to be valuable.  I hate fantasy basketball sometimes.

Avery Bradley This is getting insane.  Another 13 boards.  Your next highest Celtic last night?  Marcus Smart with 7.  Man, they need Al Horford and Jae Crowder back!  They had a big lead, but then a 10 point second quarter and almost let the lowly Mavs steal that one.

Isaiah Thomas The exclamation point was on this nasty dime!

He has 2/3 the size of normal legs, so that’s a tight window to get it through!  30/4/6/0/0, you don’t love the 5 TO, but 13-16 FT and 3 treys while playing through a swollen stinkfinger.  Hey, that’s a Tool reference, nothing more!

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Speaking of my REL team, I went from a “have to have a drink every day” KCP addiction to “lost my wife and kids” KCP addiction on this desperation trey!

He then got a pretty good look to tie this game at the buzzer, but barely missed.  If it had gone in, I might’ve gone full “Leaving Las Vegas” KCP addiction!  I do love me some Elisabeth Shue!  21/4/3 with no TO from KCP, on a bleh 9-22 shooting.

Jon Leuer Even though he was getting abused by the Goose – Goose abuse! – got 27 minutes and had a great fantasy line of 17/9/3/1/0 on 7-11 FG (2-4 3PTM 1-1 FT).  I guess his role as the 6th man is 100% legit.  My bad for not buying in until now!  I would roll with him while hot in 12ers if I had room, but if the minutes dry up a little bit, I ain’t looking back with a cut.

Joakim Noah 25 minutes, and yelled at the refs enough to get a 7/15/3/1/3 line.  How his FT shot got this much worse from his sidewinder stroke – that had him in the 60% range most of his career – is beyond me – 1-6 FT last night.  Like in baseball, they’re juicing the rims!

Eric Gordon Houston went on stretches where they were hitting a ton of treys, then when they started missing, they looked like an awful team.  D’Antoni – just like the Brooklyn Mess – are playing Duke ball right now!  God I hate an offense that relies on nothing but 3s, so boring…  Anyway, 5-20 FG from Gordon with 3-12 treys.  Bluuuuuch.

Victor Oladipo I dunno if it was the D’Antoni matchup, or a strategy, or what, but Oladipo took the ball up the court way more than any other OKC game I’ve watched…  REL bias (below) has me watching a good bit of Thunder.  Finally a nice game of 29/10/5/2/0, hitting 5-7 treys.  Almost all of those treys were absolutely wide open looks due to the pace of this game, but hey, he knocked em down!  If you haven’t been able to deal him yet, I would coast off this game and see if he can string a few more together before assessing a sell-high.

Russell Westbrook The game I watched the most last night – The Oklahoma City Westbrooks against the Houston Hardens – went to OKC after a nice 4th quarter comeback.  Advantage, Westbrooks!  30/7/9/2/0, 9-20 shooting, 2 treys, 10-11 FT, the only non-efficiency being the 6 TO, which we’re starting to expect might push Harden for another NBA record.  But when you end the game on this, who cares?!

Hurray, JB’s REL!

Lucas Nogueira – The flavor of the week (Egg Nog is seasonal!) got 13 minutes of 0/5/2/0/0 last night.  That said, the Warriors love to play small, so it makes sense he barely got run.  If you really need the D stats, I wouldn’t immediately cut in 12ers.

DeMar DeRozan Scored 30+ points again.  Yawn.

Stephen Curry Great W for the Dubs beating the Craptors on the road, with Curry going 35/3/7/1/0 with that amazing FG% (10-19) mixed with 3s (three of em) and good FT volume (12-13).  The steals are still a little behind, but his line is exactly what we expected.  Anyone panicky after a slow-ish start should feel satiated.

Draymond Green/Kevin Durant #Occupy got his rainbow line (11/7/5/2/3), KD got 30 points as well on a full line (30/9/6/1/0), but poor ginger stepchild Klay Thompson goes only 15/4/1/0/1 with 3 treys.  It’s almost exactly what I pictured would go on here.  Well, minus Zaza – AND DON’T YOU MENTION THAT OTHER CENTER IN THE COMMENTS!

Brandon Knight The other candidate for the lead this morning, BK put up a whopper of a 32/4/4/1/0 line on 12-20 FG (3-5 3PTM 5-7 FT) in only 27 minutes off the bench.  Barely more minutes than what we’re used to!  It was a night of bounceback games from under performing guards like Knight and Dipo, but I don’t know how sustainable either are.  Looks like T.J. Warren got the short-end last night (8/1/0/2/0 on 2-11 shooting), but Devin Booker got his, and Eric Bledsoe got a shockingly low 4 shots up (8/3/5/3/0 with 6 TO – ouch).  Do you think Knight can score 30 every night in 27 minutes, and Bledsoe + Warren will combine for 15 shots?  Sounds unlikely.  I admittedly said it was OK to drop Knight in several comments – mostly in 10ers – so I’m kinda hoping I don’t look dumb there.  Just too many mouths to feed.  As a BK owner in an RCL, I’m going to try and sell high off this one.

Nikola Jokic/Jusuf Nurkic Oh dear god.  I thought we were already in an absolute abyss of meaninglessness with these two, but then in a night where the Nuggets score 120, Nurk goes 0/6/4/0/1 with 3 TO and Joke goes 10/2/2/0/0.  At least both did a little of SOMETHING, but geeeeez.

Kenneth Faried Wow, he’s the one to own right now, as I self-flagellate myself for saying that.  20/15/0/4/1.  I hate fantasy basketball sometimes.

Emmanuel Mudiay After Mike Malone calls him out for having butterfingers, goes an awesome 15/5/6/2/0 on 7-17 shooting with ZERO turnovers!  Talk about coachable!  Slim’s hate for Mudiay had gotten way out of control.  Given this was one game, but daddy like.

Wilson Chandler Will Barton sadly suffered a setback with his kankle, so who knows the timeline there.  Plus Gary Harris is out 3-4 weeks.  Malone is like “WILLLLLLLSON!!!!”   “I NEED YOU!!!!”  28/11/5/1/1 off the bench in a monster 35 minutes, shooting 11-22 FG (2-3 3PTM 4-4 FT).  It won’t be that good every night, but he has a pretty big role right now due to the shortage of wings.  Which I hope doesn’t happen again for the Super Bowl.

Chandler Parsons I know.  I KNOWWWWWWW.  It’s bad, rough waters right now (4/2/1/0/1 in 14 minutes).  But stay strong!  I hate fantasy basketball sometimes…

Marc Gasol Maybe my FG% concerns were a little overwrought, as he shot 10-21 last night for 26 points, and shot 46+% the past 5 games.  Eh.

J.J. Redick Something weird for the Clip for a change!  Chris Paul admitted he had Lasik surgery in the offseason, went bananas to start the year, the apparently after admitting you had laser eye surgery, it then doesn’t work.  You have to keep it a secret.  That’s the key to laser eye surgery.  9/2/6/5/0 is still a usable enough line (3-11 FG), and it was JJ who picked up the slack going an uber-ThrAGNOF 29/1/0/1/1 with 7 treys.  But the almighty Clip lost this one!  All CP3’s fault for admitting to the surgery…

Pau Gasol Keeping the good times rolling!  24/9/2/0/2 coming out of his funk, and even LaMarcus Aldridge got a full rainbow line of 21/6/2/2/2.   The Spurs FINALLY played their starters, which actually spells doom, as this likely means a week of DNPs across the board.  Ugh!

Jonathon Simmons Remember when everyone even in 12ers added him?  Gus Ayonin’!

Darren Collison God, what in the friggin’ world is Dave Joerger doing, giving Ty Lawson legacy starts over Colly?!  Losing respect for him as a coach.  Lawson did nothing, Colly went a bleh but usable 10/4/6/2/0 in his 30 minutes.  I guess it must be a Sophie’s Choice between two absolute saints, picking which one to start…

 

 

I hope everyone had a great Wednesday on the full slate of action, and I’ll catch you tomorrow with the Podcast post!

  1. Hamtime says:
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    Just a wacky week of ball..

    1. Who is most droppable: , Covington ilyasova Henson noguiera

    2. Trade my AD for paul george + bled

    3. My jokic for wes Matthews (yes, it has come to this)

    4. My McCollum jokic for wall wes Matt

    5. Drop hield for Justin holiday or Matt Barnes in a 16m with 50 moves for the season?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Hamtime:
      hold covington
      no- you can do better for Brow
      no wes matthews sucks
      no- Wall side if you need the PG stats
      id want barnes

    • Slim

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      @Hamtime: 1. Who isn’t? But yeah I guess your order is my order too.
      2. I’d aim a little higher but Brow is always sell candidate.
      3. Can you even get Wes for that? Yeah this is bad but I’d wait for a sell high moment and aim higher.
      4. Yes. Wall’s assists are harder to get than McCollum’s 3s. I wouldn’t have guessed Wall had more points.
      5. Barnes. Holiday is a flavor of the week. When Thomas gets back he’ll be back to an 18ish minute role. But Buddy is a tough drop, I still believe he will be unleashed late in the year.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Bye Felica: @Slim: 1. I’d probably lose Nogueira first, no? But yeah all are, depending on what stats you wanna try to keep. 2. Agree, fine trying to sell him, but would try for more, and try to do it NOT off a game where he’s hurt haha 3. Agree, try for more off a sell high 4. Doing that in a heartbeat 5. Barnes for me too!

        • Slim

          Slim says:
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          @JB Gilpin: yeah I meant his order is my order best to worst.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Hamtime: @Slim: Aha yes, then I agree with Slim’s order, Nog is first out, hold Covington the longest (for now)

  2. Slim

    Slim says:
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    I watched most of the Knicks game. There was a point in which Melo was actually looking to give the ball up to Goose. I like when Porzingis goes glass on his 10 footers. The shot barely hits the very top of the glass. Tobias isn’t a small guy but he had no chance to challenge any of Goose’s shots. When he’s fully covered he’s still wide open.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Slim: I should have bid you up in the REL 😆😂

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @Bye Felica: Yeah $28 is a good price. There is zero chance he ever gets moved.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Bye Felica: @Slim: I’ll give you $37 Kawhi and $1 Crowder. (crosses fingers, but that would be close)

          • Bye Felica says:
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            @JB Gilpin: are you for real? I’d be all over that. How old is Leonard 25?

            • Slim

              Slim says:
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              @Bye Felica: Yeah he is. Crowder is 26. JB aint doing that. He would have immediate sellers remorse losing his boy Kawhi.

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Bye Felica: @Slim: Hah yeah I’m not really doing it 🙂

                • Bye Felica says:
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                  @JB Gilpin: I was about to say. 😂

                  Want Myles? hahaha

                  • JB Gilpin

                    JB Gilpin says:
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                    @Bye Felica: Hah of course I do! But he pricy

  3. NameNotFound says:
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    Ok, time to sell high on BKnight. Any possible atrade target? Preferably a F or C. How about Jokic?

    Thanks!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @NameNotFound: No… Let’s go a little higher. How about Markief?

      • NameNotFound says:
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        @Slim: Ok, I will try Markieff.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slim: @NameNotFound: Yeah I like Kieff as a target too

  4. JG

    JG says:
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    Faried playing like the big that should have drafted in the Nuggets C rotation. So the question is, if you drafted Nurk in the 8-10th rds, is he droppable?

    At least I got Wilson Chandler in a few leagues. 2 against JB 😀

    • Slim

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      @JG: Yeah I HATE Faried next to Nurkic. He’s way too aggressive. I would rather see Juancho start and Faried play more next to Jokic in the 2nd unit. I think that would be beneficial for everyone.

      Yeah Nurk is probably droppable, but it’s nearly guaranteed that you will regret it later. I haven’t seen anyone in my 12ers cut him yet and if they did I would pick him up.

      I only have Wilson in the REL. Pretty nice consolation with Harris going down though, well for points at least.

      • JG

        JG says:
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        @Slim: Agree on the analysis.

        Plan to drop Nurk near the end of the week so that I’ll have the moves the following next day jic say Faried slips or injures the back going after those ESPN worthy blocks

      • kb says:
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        @JG: @Slim:

        I know I was known to talk some shit on Nurk this preseason, but I don’t know how he could possibly be THIS bad. he HAS to break out again. right? RIGHT?!!?!?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slim: @kb: I still think so! But it might be later than sooner…

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @JG: Both of those guys are not finishing higher than Nurk & Jok

      I wouldn’t be suprised if Chandler and Faried are traded. Seems like a showcase to me.
      Barton is hurt no he’s fine, oh he’s hurt again. Harris same thing. Idk maybe I’m wrong but I wouldn’t just drop guys with that kind of upside this early because if you drop either one in my league I’m pouncing on them.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Slim: @JG: @Bye Felica: I got Chandler in one, but nothing beats my POrzingis luck which I’ll talk on Pod. Agree with Slim. I would phrase it more like he’s not a “must hold”. I am holding on where I have him.

        Thing is, I think it’s playing time out of necessity for Wilson right now, not showcase. Faried might be though. I just don’t think Harris or Barton had crazy upside to begin with. If your IL was full or no IL spots, you’re def not holding them. Maybe Barton if you are cruising this week, and hoping the “setback” was minor

        • JG

          JG says:
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          @JB Gilpin: oh yeah, I think Nurk now is more a streamable option. It’s so difficult to say–I’m grabbing Leuer or Muscala and dropping Nurk but production is production.

          Was never really confident about Barton coming back this week as the original timeline was 4-6 wks (i think) from Oct 31. So hopefully him trying to get back early didn’t make things worse.

      • JG

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        @Bye Felica: @Bye Felica: @Bye Felica: they might not be but in Faried’s defense (no pun intended) he has played good enough even earlier in the season when Nurk was still worth holding onto (well at least playing better than Nurk’s recent #s). I’m sorry but even the best per min bigs will find it difficult to be top 150 playing 15-17mins. Against certain teams, it will work for Nurk. His high TOs also a drag. committed 3 yday in 15 mins of action.

        Sucks that Malone is trying to win games..haha

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slim: @Bye Felica: @JG: Well, I’m def assuming (read: hoping) that Nurk goes over 20 pretty soon. But who knows, it’s a mess. I’m just happy I wasn’t even close to drafting Jokic

          • Slim

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            @JB Gilpin: Wilson is getting all of his minutes at the 3 and 4. Not a single minute at the 2, meanwhile Faried is playing alot of center outside of the starting lineup. So Wilson’s minutes are absolutely not effected on Harris, Barton injuries or Nelson (nice streamer). I had Reggie, Barton, and Harris with only 2 ILs. I dropped Barton, I’m not willing to wait on the setback because I believe he’s just a fill in while Gary is out anyway, so not really season long. I say really because he should have a 24ish minute roll when Gary is back. Wilson has 3 years left on his contract (yeah razzball player pages) and Faried/Gallo are in their final years. I would think they get moved before Wilson.

            • Bye Felica says:
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              @Slim: I know Faried has been on the block for what 3 years now? lol

              You might be right about Chandler but i think if the right opportunity presented itself where they could move both at the same time for picks and younger guys they would absolutely do it.

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Slim: @Bye Felica: Didn’t Barton play some 3 when healthy? All the sudden Slim loving Chandler bc he owns him

                • Bye Felica says:
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                  @JB Gilpin: Yes he played some 3 last year. Im not sure about this year or how many gms he started at SF

                  • JG

                    JG says:
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                    @Bye Felica: Barton played 3 last yr. I don’t think Barton played SF in the 3 games he’s played so far.

                    I could see a Mudiay/Nelson-Harris-Barton guard lineup being concocted by the mad scientist Malone

                    • JG

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                      @JG: meant he played a decent amt of total playing time at the SF position last yr. Likely coz Chandler was inj

                • Bye Felica says:
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                  @JB Gilpin: Also where is my team in the RCL master standings now? I didn’t see the weekly post. Queef James Bald spot is my team ha

                • Bye Felica says:
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                  @JB Gilpin: Nevermind I found them. It didn’t load the graphic the 1st time I tried to look at them. 4th place woooo but I’m getting trounced this week. lol

                  its been a bad week so far for the bald spots

            • JG

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              @Slim: Would rather really have them just deal Nurk. I need to create a Nurk to the Celts petition (forget Nerlens!). If the plan is to not play Jok/Nurk together, trading Faried doesn’t help either outside of maybe 5-10 mins that Faried plays at C. Leaves them with Arthur & Chandler at PF? Jok at 30-33 mins playing C, Faried 15-18min at C. Rest of his 30-32 at PF.

              • Slim

                Slim says:
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                @JB Gilpin: @JG: Yeah with Jokic done at PF one of them really needs to go. Don’t sleep on Juancho at PF, they could put Gallo at the 4 too, he’s played there quite a bit in his career.

                Yeah Barton played mostly SF last year due to injuries, but he’s a 2 guard.

                Nowhere did I say I liked Wilson… I just said he was a nice consolation, and basically just for points. At $11 he isn’t anywhere near on my radar as a keeper. In a 12er he’s a little better than a streamer at the moment and yes that was tough to type.

                • JB Gilpin

                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @Bye Felica: @JG: @Slim: Gotcha, yeah maybe I still have last year in mind re: Barton at 3.

                  Yeah post goes up on Friday, ima try to have the table updated early in the week, but I get behind…

                  Agree, they need to make some trades. I think Barton can hang as a 3! I guess a 2 makes more sense though… Well “nice consolation” is a long way from when you called him “utter garbage” when I owned him back in the day 🙂

                  • Slim

                    Slim says:
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                    @JB Gilpin: I can only admit that that is an acurate direct quote.

                    • JB Gilpin

                      JB Gilpin says:
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                      @Slim: 🙂

  5. Lasandro says:
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    Yo what about J-Rich’s monster line the day before? Is this guy a pickup even in 10ers? Is this simply a result of no Dragic and Winslow out there? Don’t really have any drop candidates since my Otto, Kieff and Capela (so happy I didnt drop him for Tyson) are ballin.. But look at that last line from Richy Rich. So nice.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Lasandro: I’ve always liked him! Just thought talk of him like top-75 was too high, then got worried about the knee. No Winslow and Dragic def is impacting though. Prob keeping those guys tho, for your format

      • Slim

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        @JB Gilpin: So I think Richardson has made my all defense team. Beverley/Adams have held down the 1 and 5 for a couple years now so I’m putting JRich at the 2. I’m trying to not use top 50 guys though. Richardsons blocks on Schroder the other night were phenomenal. One was a reverse layup where Schroder used the basket to fend off Richardson and he still blocked it.

        https://youtu.be/UiDNkXWnu8U?t=1m12s

    • Slim

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      @Lasandro: The dstats I absolutely buy. The scoring is a bit much but the kid can play. Summer league showed alot more ball handling/ PG role in his game, I’m not surprised he’s starting over TyJo. He’ll finish inside top100 easily and top 75 with those blocks is entirely reasonable. With that said you can’t really drop those 3. Time to look into a 2-fer-1.

      • Slim

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        @Slim: Richardson not getting PG eligibility on yahoo is starting to really piss me off.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slim: @Slim: Yeah I mean, still gimme Kawhi at the 2. But could be a 3, and is top 50 obviously… That block was really rude!

          Agree, D stats def look like they’ll be there, i just dunno about the scoring/AST. Def need a Slim rant on JRich!

          • Slim

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            @JB Gilpin: Yeah gotta take top 50 out. Might go Crowder at the 3…

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Slim: Crowder was top 50 most of last year! MKG maybe at the 3?

            • Lasandro says:
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              @Slim @JB Gilpin: We talkin real-life or fantasy? Either way, two more names at the 3 position outside the top 50: Ariza and RHJ. In reality, I’d prob have MKG above both. Matthews is SF eligible. And where the freak is Winslow in this convo??

              One of my fav defenders in reality is Tucker – so damn intimidating.

              • JB Gilpin

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                @Slim: @Lasandro: I think Slim is going for real life. Ariza is def a good on. Ohhhhh Winslow too. I think MKG and Winslow are some winners. Tucker is just SUPER ugly and SUPER gets in the way

  6. Zinger says:
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    Is the Spanish Chocolate still worth owning in a 12er h2h? His fg% has been bad but the ast are still there. I dropped Ish earlier in the week so Sergio should be a bit better right?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Zinger: Yeah I think Sergio is the guy to own long-term, I did end up dropping him in one of my RCLs today, but it was on a very AST heavy team. Likely still owning in 12ers

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        @Zinger: @[email protected]JB Gilpin: lim: Thx guys, I’ll hold a bit and see if I can swing a 2 for 1 deal to a team in need of assists. Quick question, do you think Lucas Nogueira is worth holding on to in a 12 er? My only bigs are Porzingis, Horford (inj), Taj, Olynyk. He had shown flashes of providing decent boards and stocks, not sure if those were all attributed to JV hurt or not. Will he be last yr’s Biyombo where he plays 20-22 min a night? Or would he be too much of a trouble to own because he plays for Casey?
        I want to hold but I also want to win so I don’t fall too far behind in the standings. I”m currently down 3 3s and 26 points, boards and blks are lost, leading FG% .466 to .439, FT% .800 to .660, up 6 in ast, up 4 in stls, and up 16 in TOs.
        I could hold Lucas for another game tomorrow before dropping but that would limit me to streaming CHI and UTA players. And the only available players worth using are Joe Johnson and Jerian Grant??
        Dropping Lucas today will allow me to pick up players like VC, Hardaway JR, Ross, Galloway, Jameer, Murray, Kaminsky…slim pickings i know..
        What are your thoughts?
        Thanks!

    • Slim

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      @Zinger: Yeah a 12er is tough. But someone will need those assists. Maybe a throw in in a 2-fer-1 trade.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Zinger: @Slim: Yeahhhh, I think I would stream it and go for those cats this week. Take a flier on Grant if you can! Help your lead in PG stats hopefully if Rondo sits again. Then swap to another

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          @JB Gilpin: Makes sense, I actually only got 1 more move left this week and it’s next day pick up, so unless Rondo sits Sat and Sun, not sure how much Grant will get to play. Grant has played an avg of 3.5 mins (two DNPs) the past 4 games before the breakout game. Rondo seems to be out today, but they’ve also listed him as day-to-day…

          Looking back maybe I shouldn’t have dropped Dudley for Sergio today, but hard to leave that kind of ast on the wire.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Zinger: Ah, yeah that changes things a little. Need some straight up ThrAGNOF! Might actually go VC for the short term stream

  7. Eazy E says:
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    Sup JB? Would you drop Marcus Morris or Josh Richardson for Jon Leuer? Thanks man!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Eazy E: Sup man?! Nope, holding onto both your guys there!

      • Eazy E says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I’ve got:
        PG – Schroder, Colly
        SG – Lavine, Bazemore, JRich
        F – Kawhi, Crowder, Marcus, James Johnson
        C – Hassan, Milsap, Markieff
        IL – Jrue
        Thinking of dropping Johnson to activate Jrue. Is that the best move?
        What next to do?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Eazy E: Yup, I like what J Johnson has been able to do, but he’s easily your most cuttable, would go ahead and do that! Then can’t you move Crowder to IL then add someone else? I would add a blocks source if any are avail

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            @JB Gilpin: yeah. I was thinking though that Jae would also be active tomorrow. I would have all players active then.

            With no one cuttable, who do you think would be best to move for a blocks source?

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Eazy E: Well, as Jae owner in REL, I’m certainly hoping so! You could always go ahead and swap them now, since Jrue is def playing. Don’t have a great answer, actually really like the way your team is put together. Maybe see if there’s a Morris fan and package em together haha

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                @JB Gilpin: yeah. I think I’ll do that. That was actually what I was thinking when I got the 2. There were a couple of managers in our league last year who were happy to put the twins together, so let’s hope they’re still into threesomes with twins.

                Thanks as always, JB! You da man!

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                  @Eazy E: Haha gotta love the people with twin fetishes! Any time man, I try!

  8. Justin says:
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    Would u rather own lyles or Seth curry in a 9 cat h2h. Regardless of needs. Already own steph so would be cool to have both brothers haha. Elfrid Payton and chandler parsons also on the wire.

    • Slim

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      @Justin: The order is Elfrid, then Elfrid, then Elfird, then Parsons, then Seth (ONLY cause Barea is down long term), then Lyles (ONLY cause Favors is down long term (I assume)).

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        @Justin: @Slim: Slim wins the good comment answer prize.

  9. Slim

    Slim says:
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    I could watch Goose highlights all day.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Slim: oh and I hope Ish got an assist for that KCP heave. Just like Stan Van drew it up.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @JG: @Slim: Hah, you’re gonna have to clear your recent history with all this sensual KP videos you been watching! KRISTAPS!! POISON GEESE!!!

        And yeah, that was all by design haha

  10. Bye Felica says:
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    I traded Ellfrid for Dunn before Dunn blew his opportunity to take the starting job. Oh well I couldn’t have his % & TO’s with Schroders and Lillard. Plus i own CP3 as well so it didn’t really hurt me.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Bye Felica: Sadface… That’s OK, but obviously not JB-approved

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @JB Gilpin: It was a moment of dumb-fuckery on my part. I should have held and sold him for more. I’ll tell you what, the shooting on my team this week is horrific. I’m shooting 36% as a team. Covington, Hayward, killing me.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Bye Felica: Hah you can say Bye Felicia to your FG%!

  11. JG

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    Dipo- Own the guy in 2 leagues. Agree with JB’s analysis. Would have actually loved to actually see more stls in there considering that HOU avgs about 17 TOs a game. Loving the 3 pts but I’d rather him pulling a Westbrook lite and driving to get and 1s. Or at least recognize that the option is there when those long range bombs aren’t falling. No FTA last night against a team that allows 24 FTA to opposing teams. Then again, why drive when they’re giving you that much space and you’re shooting that well from long range. Learning curve on a new team? Maybe.

    Another high pace matchup vs Asshat’s BKN Nets. IND also plays with pace as well though not as much as BKN.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @JG: HOU TO were so bad, they were just flying out of bounds haha. But yea, agree. I feel like he took a baby step forward in aggression, but I think the hope would be he would be Westbrook with the second unit…

      Hopefully this is a good run. Honestly the BKN might be killer, if he plays down the stretch in a blowout while RW sits

  12. Tenethor says:
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    Hello once again JB hope u doin great,

    Im quoting, “…don’t lose anyone consistent in 10ers, and let’s go from there”. So, would you drop RoCo for TJones in a 10er or not just yet?

    Thanks in advance and keep up the good work!

    • Slim

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      @Tenethor: I’m going with yes, RoCo is the opposite of consistent.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Tenethor: @Slim: Thanks for dropping by, doing well man, thanks! Yup I am good with that move, with what Slim said, ha

  13. Jeremy, Adams' BF says:
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    It’s funny how Human Nature works. When you got told not to do something, the only thing you want to do is that!

    #AdamsBestCenter
    #Where’sZazaMinutesNow
    #AdamsGotRanked130’s
    #IstillLoveYouJB
    #Slim’sWithMeOnThisOne

    • Jeremy, Adams' BF says:
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      @Jeremy, Adams’ BF:

      “Your comment is awaiting moderation. ”

      LOL am I on the block list?

      PS – I’m a pretty little ballerina

      • Slim

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        @Jeremy, Adams’ BF: I wish I could say yes but alas no such thing exists as far as I know. You used a different name and no one comes through on a 1st time used name and/or email.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jeremy, Adams’ BF: @Slim: Hah, yeah every new comment name has to be approved. Spam Filter. A site that gets decent views will have all sorts of robots trying to spam the comments.

          I personally have the power to edit comments though! see my immense power above 🙂 At least I can make fun of my F ups!

          • Jeremy, Adams' BF says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            HAHAHA

            “PS – I’m a pretty little ballerina”

            Hard to dispute that.

  14. Prknz says:
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    Sup guys,
    I’ve got Bazemore and Wes Matthews as my 2 SGs, having a tough time coming to grips with dropping Wes because of all the minutes he plays, but the inefficiency is obviously daunting.
    Would you rather have Wes, Seth Curry, or JR Smith for rest of season?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Prknz: At least last night was a little better. Uggghhhhh, I’ll stick with Wes, but I think Curry is gonna have some nice upside for dimes and shots now that every single other PG is hurt

  15. Doctor G says:
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    Wudup JB and Slim!! Didn’t get a chance to thank you guys for dropping some solid advice on me about a week ago in a different thread (it was a pod I think), so thanks!! You guys are absolutely first class.
    Facing kind of a roster crunch, and wanted to get your input. Really want to open up a streaming spot and stream Chef’s lil bro the next 2 games (back to back Fri/Sat). Was thinking of dropping J-Rich, he of 2 steals 3 blocks last night. Would I regret that? Nurk also an option but maaan I don’t like the idea of dropping upside so early in the season. Could you also be so nice to take a quick peek at my roster and let me know what you think of my team?? Because I’m really not feeling my squad and want to make some whole sale changes, but I don’t know if I’m being biased or not.
    PG: Conley, Oladipo, Payton
    SG: J-Rich
    SF/PF: KD, TJ Warren, Gallo, Marcus Morris, Chandler Parsons
    PF/C: Paul Millsap, Al Horford, Deandre Jordan, Nurk alert
    IL: Lin, Tyreke
    Are J-Rich/Morris/Nurk (or even Parsons) cuttable or dead weight?? Do you see potential here?
    Lol so many questions and so few answers, thanks JB and everyone else!! Stay blessed!!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Doctor G: Thanks man, we try! Really appreciate it! We don’t get everything right (read, I don’t, see the Adams comment above 🙂 ), but if we’re right more than we’re wrong, it works…

      Yeahhhhh, you’re holding J-Rich. Damn with Horford hurt too, it’s really killing your big men. Only one I’d consider is Nurk, and only if your 3s/ast need a boost for this week. Actually a G helps you a ton, and Curry is young and the Mavs are going nowhere. I can’t believe I’m saying it, but for your team, gimme Curry for Nurk… Thanks man, we will, you as well!

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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah, tough call. Like you, I’m not a huge fan of lil Chef, but hes definitely going to see a big opportunity here moving forward. And letting go of Nurk…ahh I dunno, I can def see myself regretting that later on in the year if/when the Bosnian Beast is back on track and making some other owner really happy :(. Do you think lil Chef’s long term outlook is brighter than J-Rich? Also got a quick trade question for you if you have a sec. So I been floated the offer of KD + Dipo for James Harden, and I countered with KD for Harden straight up. Not loving Harden’s playoff schedule though, but I do desperately need a guard. What are your thoughts on that? Also would I be giving up too much if I offered Conley + Dipo + DJ for Harden? No reason to believe that would be accepted, but he is a punt FT team with Drummond and this is a 12 team H2H Keeper league and we can keep 3, so if even I lose too much depth this season I’d be starting off next season’s draft with Harden + KD + Millsap/Horford. Thanks as always bud!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Doctor G: Yeah I’m kinda pissed about. No reason Seth Curry shoulda been owned in 28% of yahoo leagues. so dumb. Then owners get rewarded with 2 PG injuries, ugh! Nah I like J-Rich’s D upside more than Curry ROS. Yeah some AST stability would help you out, I like KD straight up! But yeah, I like the 3 for 1 a lot more, especially in 3 keepers and in a 12er-always consolidate. That would be a huge move!

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            @JB Gilpin: Haha yeah, I agree. Soo dumb. Anyways, I’m going to give that 3 for 1 a shot. He already squashed KD for Harden straight up, citing a lack of care for Harden’s lack of cares (turnover rate). I’m not getting my hopes up too high, but man you never know right!! Only way is to try (still beaming over my Gay for Millsap swap!! :)). Anyways, thanks for the awesome advice as always JB!! Keep up the phenomenal work!

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Doctor G: Sweet, sounds like a plan! Yeah you never know until you offer something. Appreciate that man, I’ll try!

  16. miles proudfoot says:
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    Thanks for the great post!

    Need to do a 2-1 trade. Would like to package Knight and Winslow. Who is a reasonable target? KCP, Randle…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Thanks for reading, appreciate it as always! Ugh, how quick you need the trade done? Wish Justise was healthy…. I’d go even higher than that. What stats you need?

      • miles proudfoot says:
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        @JB Gilpin: yikes just saw that as well from Winslow. Could also sub in knight instead of Winslow. Thinking 3s, points, perhaps boards. thank you!

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @miles proudfoot: @Jake: Wait, I thought it was a Knight/Winslow offer outta the gate? But yeah starting low. Maybe try Crowder, but doubt it works

            • miles proudfoot says:
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              @JB Gilpin: you’re right, it’s knight and Winslow. Confused myself then you, sorry! Thanks for the advice!

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                @miles proudfoot: Haha all good, any time!

  17. DORIAN says:
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    Great rundown! What do you think about Jokic ($7)for Valanciunis ($27) in a keeper league? H2h 12 team

    • JB Gilpin

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      @DORIAN: Thanks man! Hmmm, I just dunno if Valanciunas is ever gonna be that monster 30+ every game MPG guy. I would prob keep jokic

  18. Sam says:
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    Need a little help here. There was a trade in my league and despite everyone in the league protesting it, the commissioner is still arguing for it. So can you please tell me if this trade is acceptable or not?

    James Harden and Draymond Green for Tobias Harris, Kyle Lowry and Andre Drummond.

    Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Sam: I don’t like to veto trades ever. I obviously like the Harden side. It’s not a good trade, but I like people being able to manage their own teams. Of course, if there’s any collusion, then of course it shouldnt go through.

  19. JG

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    Interesting…Dipo as a 6th man? Man, he better still get to 30-35 mins otherwise, this is another high pick that’s just going to kill my keeper league team.

    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18067106/zach-lowe-russell-westbrook-steven-adams-oklahoma-city-thunder-nba

    “They acquired Oladipo with the idea of making him a sixth man — the new Harden — instead of jamming him alongside Westbrook into a starting five with zero proven above-average NBA 3-point shooters.

    They remain interested in bigger wings, including Rudy Gay, sources say, in part because such a player would slide everyone down to their intended spots: Oladipo to the bench, and Andre Roberson back to defending shooting guards.”

    Will shoot less 3s but more aggressive version of Dipo? Slim, JB, anyone?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @JG: 6th man is no bueno. Even if it makes sense for the team, and I actually think it does. More aggression, less 3s, I would like it for the steals too, v second units

  20. jdubs says:
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    All I see on rotowire for Barea is a calf strain, but you and everyone else seems to think it’s pretty bad. Is he worth a drop for PatBev?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @jdubs: Definitely would, it was non-contact, carried off the court, it was baaaaad

  21. Mike says:
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    Razor guys. Here is my team:

    Darren Collison PG
    Isaiah Thomas PG
    Stephen Curry PG,SG
    Monta Ellis PG,SG
    Tyler Johnson PG,SG
    J.J Barea PG, SG
    Jae Crowder SF,PF
    Thad Young SF, PF
    Robert Covington SF,PF
    Kenneth Faried PF,C
    Kristaps Porzingis PF,C
    Pau Gasol PF,C
    Steven Adams C

    I kinda wanna sell high on Gasol. What should I aim for? Gortat? Who is the worst Center you would take him for?

    Are you trading high on Faried or holding steady? I really need him on my team if he’s gonna average 10+ boards a game, but will it last?

    Also, Clint Capella is on the waiver wire. Would you drop JJ to get him with my team? Steph and Isaiah are huge for FT%, thinking maybe I can withstand his abysmal FT%?

    Thanks guys!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Mike: Yeah now is a time to sell. Def would take Gortat, but I wouldn’t go much lower. Defffff would sell Faried high if anyone will buy. Trade bait for the Nugs for sure. Def losing JJ – who looks injured for a while – for Capela. Capela’s FT stroke actually looks OK to me, and you don’t have other drains, I think he’s worth adding for sure. Any time!

  22. DT says:
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    hey jb,

    you dropping CJ miles for seth curry in a 10 team h2h 9 cat league?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @DT: Sorry for late reply, spam filter got ya for some reason. Obviously now it’s easier with CJ hurt and Seth the no question starter, so def would do that!

  23. Tyler says:
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    So I have Dragic returning in my FT punt 10teamer.
    Who should I drop?

    G-Oladipo,Holiday,Payton,Hood,Ariza
    F-Lebron,Warren,T.Booker,ThadYoung,Parsons
    C-Whiteside,Deandre,Capela

    IL-Dragic,Lin

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Tyler: I know he’s been good, but I think it’s Booker. You don’t really need his rebounds anyway

      • Tyler says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Dont think booker is better than thad young? Booker’s been gettin almost 2stls.

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          @Tyler: Yeah I don’t buy that STL rate, doubling his per-36 from last year. Plus the Nets and their rotations I don’t trust

  24. Larry says:
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    Hey Razzball,

    Picked up Seth Curry, but now I have one too many guards. Here’s my team (9-cat 16team h2h):
    Harden, Bledsoe, Fournier, J Rich, Elfrid, Curry, Gobert, Rolo, Noel, Lyles
    With Noel out, I feel like I need to switch one of my guards for a PF eligible guy. Covington was just dropped, is he even worth owning? Thinking of trading away Elfrid for maybe Winslow, AG, Mirotic or Kieff, with Lyles or Curry as guys to add to make it sort of a 2-for-1 (1 + his worst player/streamer) trade. What do you guys think?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Larry: Yeah pretty G heavy, but Curry def needs to be owned in a league that deep. although looks like rosters are pretty small, I might take a shot on Cov over Lyles. I like buying low on AG I think the best

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