Wazzup Razzball nation!  Nope, I’m not going to lead off the article with the title, so you’re just going to have to keep reading!  Before I get to my favorite dude with 3 names, I’d like to address the situation in the desert.  Archie Goodwin, Devin Booker, P.J. Tucker, Markieff Morris, and Alex Len all need to be owned.  Odds are, many of them aren’t on the wire in your league, but they should all be getting plenty of run down the stretch.  The best of those would definitely be Kieff and Booker.  Both players will be heavily featured on the rebuilding Suns.  I have a feeling that Kieff is going to stick around in Phoenix for a while.  He seems to have a solid relationship with Watson, and I wouldn’t be surprised if that was part of the reason why the front office fired Hornacek mid-season.  Phoenix has a lot of incentive to make it work with Kieff, and he’s now getting the run to prove himself again.  He’s going to be playing with a chip on his shoulder, so look out!

Mar 29, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris (11) celebrates a three point shot by making a gun with his finger aimed at the Oklahoma City Thunder bench in the first quarter at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Ok! Now, on to my main man!

  • Bryce Dejean-Jones! – PG/SG – 2% – (Yes, his name has an exclamation point! No, please don’t fact check that!)  Now, I may have some REL bias going on here, but I was pretty hyped about him when he got his first start.  BDJ is a very talented player, who had a very rough road in college.  Feel free to look up the story on why his stock fell.  No character problems, just some bad luck, and missed opportunities.  Regardless, he’s a fighter who hasn’t stop working towards his dream, and it’s finally paying off.  While he’s fighting for a contract, he’s playing like an experienced pro.  He’s not playing outside of himself, and he’s putting up very solid stats without needing the ball to do it.  For now, look for mostly 3s, steals, and a few boards out of him.  The main reason he’s going to stick in NO though, is that they have tons of players that dominate the ball, and they desperately need players who can be productive off ball.  Right now, BDJ is that guy, and the Pels have been winning with him in the lineup, so I highly doubt that’s going to change any time soon.  Okay, I’m done ranting! Keep an eye on him in standard leagues, and I’d look to pick him up in 14 team and deeper, just based on the minutes.
  • Jeff Green – SG/SF – 55% –  PSA: I normally don’t like pointing out the obvious, but Green really needs to be owned everywhere, while he’s this hot.  That is all.
  • Gary Harris – SG – 21% – Boring, but consistent.  He’s getting over 30 minutes a game, and he’s in the top 100 for this year.  He doesn’t really hurt in any category, and he’s the ultimate 3 and D kinda guy.  Over a steal and 3 a game, with occasional scoring bursts.  He’s a very solid player to round out your bench.  One more thing.  He also has a fairly high ceiling, since Denver wants him in their future. He could see an expanded role, as the season progresses.
  • Norris Cole – PG/SG – 28% – Another player that has benefited from the incompetence of the Pelicans medical staff.  While Tyreke is out, Cole should be fairly productive.
  • I recommended Jokic last week, so hopefully you scooped him up before his outburst the other night!

 

That’s all for now!  Have a great Superbowl weekend everyone!  Go Broncos [editor’s note – ummmm, what?]!  My Bucs will make it one day… Hopefully within the next decade or two…

  1. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Adam! Covington or Kidd-Gilchrist ros? Thanks!

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Jerry: Hey man! Definitely Covington. I like MKG in real life, but his stat lines should be fairly boring. Covington is going to get you those great steals and 3 numbers. So Covington, unless you’re desperate for out of position boards.

  2. Jerry says:
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    Sounds good. Thanks, like always!

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Jerry: My pleasure!

  3. Michael says:
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    i made a stupid mistake i dropped Morris and kidd gilhurst picked up cody seller and jeff green cuz i need a Center?
    I have jeff Green right now is he like the perfect sell high candidate? he is shooting at an alarming rate right now, and just killing it. i am in 9 cat roto . what do you think I should change with my lineup. I am ranked third in my league right now. I was thinking of trading Jeff green and Eldred Payton for gortat.

    pg damian lillard chris paul elfred payton and Darren collison
    sg jimmy butler eric Gordon Robert Covington danillo gallinari aaron affalo Giannis antetekumpo evan Fournier Jerami grant, Jeff green
    pc-c: nerlens noel, andrew bout, Cody Zeller, Jared sullinger

    • Adam

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      @Michael: It may be sustainable for Green… Not quite this pace, but we know he has the talent. I’d try Green and Collison for Gortat first, and then Elfrid if that doesn’t work. Elfrid is starting to get good run again.

  4. miles proudfoot says:
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    Shallow 10 team league, just dropped KCP for StanJo and if that doesn’t go go through Jeff Green. Mistake? I have afeeling that I could pick him up again prior to him returning and see if StanJo can earn consistent minutes.

    • Adam

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      @miles proudfoot: in a 10 teamer, I’d just go Jeff Green and stream the spot for whoever is hot. I really don’t see StanJo taking a firm grip on the spot.

  5. Wen says:
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    Hi Adam, got a tough choice to make and need your help. Robin Lopez just hit the wire. Who should I drop or should I stay put?

    My roster in 12 team:
    Ish Smith, Rodney Hood, Isaiah Thomas, Joe Johnson, Jamal Crawford, J.J. Redick, Stanley Johnson
    DeMarcus Cousins. Taj Gibson, Derrick Favors, Zach Randolph, Serge Ibaka, Markieff Morris

    I want to handcuff Crawford to Redick (best handcuff from last year) and Randolph is too valuable to drop. Also NYK has bad playoff schedule in 1st week.

    • Adam

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      @Wen: That’s tough… I’d say drop Crawford… Handcuffs aren’t that valuable in 12ers, but if you really want to keep him, then I’d make the swap for Taj instead. Ro-Lo really shouldn’t be on the wire.

  6. Blint says:
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    Hey Adam ,

    what to do with Payton in a keeper league? What is his ceiling in the future? Very frustrating to own!

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Blint: man that’s tough, I’m not quite sure what to tell ya there! My guess at his ceiling would be a slightly better version of Rubio. A high assist, high steals kinda guy, with a mediocre jumper. Payton still needs to get his FT% up, but he’s shown some improvement this year. I’d give him another season and see where we’re at then.

      • Blint says:
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        @Adam:

        Thanks Adam! Iwas excited on draft day to get him but so disappointing 🙁 Is it because of the coaching change you think?
        I also have Capela in this keeper league . What are your thoughts on him?

        • Adam

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          @Blint: I’d say he’s a solid keeper. It doesn’t look like Dwight is sticking around in Houston, Capela should have an assured role. Not sure what he’s going to be yet, as he lacks polish.

          • Blint says:
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            @Adam:

            Thanks Adam 🙂

  7. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Adam! Jabari Parker was just dropped. Do you think he”ll have more value ros, or should I roll with Markieff? Thanks and enjoy the weekend!

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Jerry: hmmmm, I think I’d rather roll with Kieff… That Milwaukee situation is just ugly.

  8. Wallaboutthebenjamin$ says:
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    12 team 9 cat h2h league
    Walls my boy but how do you feel about wall and mudiay for Westbrook? Fought my way back from 12th to now a solid 6th place team with some key trades would this be a smart move heading into fantasy playoffs?

    • Adam

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      @Wallaboutthebenjamin$: eesh, I think I’d do that… depends what other assists you have on the roster though, and who’s available to pick up.

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