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Wazzup Razzers!  It’s good to be back.  I hope it’s not inappropriate, but we need to get a little saucy starting out!  Nik Stauskas has hit 2+ treys in his last 8 games – this is fantastic news for anyone needing some help in points and threes.  Plus, he’s only 14% owned!  He shoots a great percentage, and he won’t hurt you anywhere.  Definitely a solid back of the bench piece.

  • Frank Kaminsky PF/C – 44% –  His ownership is a little high at the moment, but if he’s out there, you need to give him a look.  The tank won’t blow you away in any particular category, but the out of position 3s are nice, and he contributes more boards and assists than some stretch bigs (lookin at you Ryan Anderson).
  • Ersan Ilyasova – SF/PF – 42% – I hate to mention him, but after watching some Sixer action, I have to recommend him.  Ersan definitely has his swagger back, and he has 3s in each of his last 12 games.  Very similar contribution to Frank the Tank actually.
  • Patrick Patterson – PF/C – 11% – Keeping up the bigs that shoot theme… I hate his guts, but he’s been shooting well recently, so give him a look if you need those sweet out of position treys.  He also has been getting a fair amount of steals lately, so that’s something I’d keep an eye on.
  • Josh Richardson – SG/SF – 45% – I’m not as high on him as certain members of this site… *cough* Slim *cough* He is certainly worth owning, although he is looking more and more like a thragnof, than the defensive juggernaut that he was projected to be.  Blocks are just hard to get from the wing.  He’ll get you around a steal a game, with 2-3 from deep.  Possibly with some multi-cat bursts.
  • Marco Belinelli – SG/SF – 14% – Dude can shoot.  He’s actually had some surprisingly big games though, and he certainly has a steady rotation role.  Give him 20+ mins and odds are, you’ll get a couple threes.

 

*Not Thragnofs*

  • Troy Williams – SG/SF/PF – 6% – Not really sure about what you’re going to get out of him, but the Griz are banged up at every position, so he should get great minutes.
  • Andrew Harrison – PG/SG – 7% – I don’t like him, but he’s the obvious beneficiary of Mike Conley being down for a couple months… Add at your own risk, but with minutes, there is upside.

 

That’s it for today folks.  Leave your opinions below, and make sure to check me out in the Bird vs Bird debate series – posted every Thursday!

  1. Clos says:
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    Would you drop lamb for be lineal or hold lamb?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Clos: be lineal? I can’t decipher that haha. I’d drop Lamb for pretty much anyone producing… He looks terrible, and he got injured last night.

  2. Bgrizzle says:
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    I’ve been holding JRich with the idea that Slim is right. With that being said from ROS perspective would you drop him from Lou Williams ? I also have Markieff Morris.. he’s getting boat loads but seems to be under preforming. Again for ROS would you rather Morris or Alex Len ?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Bgrizzle: That’s tough… JRich is better for the other stats, I just don’t see him getting enough volume. I’d take Lou if you need points – otherwise Richardson. There’s more upside with Richardson as well – although I can’t guarantee what happens when Winslow returns.

      ROS I think I’d lean Len, but that also depends if you need the blocks or smaller amounts of other stats. I’m definitely on the Len side though.

  3. Bgrizzle says:
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    Can I ask you this question then. what’s a better combo? Im leaning towards a Lou+Len combo as they balance eachother out very well. I’m also battling poor %’s, light on pts and blk which Im hoping this combo could help with.

    JRich+Morris
    JRich+Len
    Lou+Morris
    Lou+Len

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Bgrizzle: Yeah, I’d go with the Lou/Len combo, given that. I could see holding J-Rich in hopes of blocks, but Len should cover you there.

  4. Bye Felica says:
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    I don’t see Harrison lasting more than 1 week with his terrible shooting. If Baldwin outplays him (which I believe is what’s going to happen) then that’s going to be a soild add as well. I grabbed him over Harrison because I just don’t think he’s going to get the job done.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Bye Felica: Sounds likely, but Harrison should get first opportunity.. I don’t like either of them honestly, but someone who isn’t good, is going to get a lot of minutes. Harrison did beat out Baldwin earlier in the year, so I’m basing the suggestion off that.

  5. Rice says:
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    Ugh…. all things equal….

    John Henson or Ilyasova?

  6. Rice says:
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    Or Robin Lopez?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Rice: Yuck, either Ersan or Rolo – Rolo for blocks and boards, Ersan for 3s and points… I probably trust Rolo a bit more, but it is need based.

      • Rice says:
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        @Adam: Yeah… though season for me so far. Thanks for the advise!

  7. which one says:
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    good afternoon !! Im in a 12 team h2h daily 9 cat league we use FG , FG%, PTS, FT% , 3’S , REB, AST, STL, BLK Here is my team

    Guards —-D Collison, T Frazier, jermey Lin, jamal murry and D Schrodder
    Forwards– Tobias Harris, Rob Covington, Draymond, Jamychal Green
    Forward/ C — Anthony Davis, Al Horford, Derrick Favors
    Center —- Robin Lopez

    There are a few free agents out there but not much really —-Baldwin IV, Ty Lawson, Jameer nelson, Tyle Johnson, DJ Aug, P BEV , Marvin Williams, Brandon Ingram, Dion Waiters, Tyrek Evans ……. It sux because we have no IR and 3 man bench which I already have Favors and Lin sitting there on INJ so 1 bench spot left fill it with another INJ guy ??? I’d have no movement for pickups in a daily league other than dropping starters. I don’t rally know what to do. Any of these guys do you think I should have on my team over 1 or 2 of my current guys on my roster.

    Thank you for your help. !!

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @which one: I’d swap Jameer for Covington and then look to add Marvin or Reke, once you know when they’re coming back (In the Jameer spot when he cools down). Just stream with that spot. Covingtons FG% is too bad to justify a roster spot.

  8. Threekola says:
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    Whatsup man? Thanks for the post.

    So for ROS value, who would you take between Pau and Capela if you are #1 at ft% in your league and your volume isn’t that high, meaning a week of 3/9 ft’s from capela would bring you down about 4%. However, I do need boards pretty badly. How close are these two for you? Is it a blow out?

    In a 10 -team 9-cat with TO, are Marcus Smart and Mudiay must-own for a fg% punt. I’m buying that Mudiay has improved his ft% and he has controled his TO very well over the last two weeks. I’m not sure how much I trust he keeps them that low though. Also, Smart seems like he can get even beter given the minutes he’s seeing. Should get better in scoring, boards, and steals.

    Would you consider them both must own for me if I don’t care about fg%? Are they close?

    Thanks bro!

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Threekola: It’s a blowout in Capela’s favor, especially with Gasol shooting 65% at the line, with roughly the same volume. Even if they were equal, Gasol is old and on the Spurs, so there’s that…

      I think I trust Smart to improve, more than I trust Mudiay to keep his TOs low. Both are young with plenty of upside, so they’re definitely holds unless something fabulous comes along. Boston has a lot of wing depth, but Smart should hold his minutes, and he’s great in the TO department.

      I don’t think Mudiay has earned the same level of trust, but definitely worth taking the wait and see approach with him. He could be a monster player if he gets it together.

      At any rate, I agree that they’re must own for now. Just watch them closely to make sure they don’t become too much of a drain.

      • Jesse says:
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        @Adam:

        Would you trade Ellis for Marcus smart?

        • Adam

          Adam says:
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          @Jesse: I’d hold Ellis – He’s been putting up the defensive stats, so no need to sell.

          • Threekola says:
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            @Adam:

            Thanks

            But, don’t you think they’re gonna start hacking capela soon? If they hack him one game I’d probably lose ft% that week.

            • Adam

              Adam says:
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              @Threekola: I highly doubt it – Capela rarely has the ball, and putting the Rockets in the penalty intentionally seems like a bad idea… Plus, hacking has been eliminated during the times when teams usually are in the bonus. I don’t think it’ll happen. Plus Capela did shoot 75% from the line this week. Not sure if that’ll continue, but he’s certainly not Deandre or Drummond bad.

              • Threekola says:
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                @Adam:

                First of all, thanks for the quick answering bro, really appreciate that.

                Second, interesting…I like what you’re saying. Here’s why I’m asking all this.

                I’ve won fg% once in 5 weeks and it was fluky, so I’m just gonna tank it. Planning on making this trade:

                My Pau + Schroder + Collison for His Capela + Isaiah

                If his volume stays low, Capela is definitely an upgrade for me because I need boards and could use another good shot blocker. Schroder is already low FG%, but so is Isaiah and he’s just overall better. His steals are low but so are Schroder’s so I’m happy I don’t lose much there. Plus, I need scoring and this definitely helps that.

                Now, I’m giving up Collison. I actually still believe Colly can put up numbers around 15-3-6-1.5 on 48% fg and low TO. BUT, his fg is a big part of his value, and I’m gonna tank it. I plan on just replacing him with Smart or Mudiay, probably starting with Smart to see where that goes. Marcus should match or beat Colly’s threes, rebounds, steals, blocks, and TO. The scoring and assists will be a little lower but that’s fine and I’m tanking FG% so he fits. Same with Mudiay if Smart doesn’t work out.

                So upgrade Pau to Clint, upgrade Dennis to Thomas, and swap Colly for Smart or Mudiay and solidify my fg% tank. Whacha think? Be as critical as you can!

                Thanks man

                • Adam

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                  @Threekola: I like collison, but that deal feels great for you. Just add Mudiay after, and it’s a borderline ripoff. Capela and IT are just fantastic this year, and they should only get better, or at least maintain.

                  IT is a 3rd round guy right now, so that’s definitely fantastic value.

  9. Tyler says:
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    For ROS value:
    who you got? andrew harrison, jamychal green, troy williams, belinelli or DJ Augustin?
    pts 3s stls FG reb cats could use some help

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Tyler: I’d say Beli there – I think he’s the most consistent, and he does give some in the other cats.

      • Tyler says:
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        @Adam: Not worried that Lamb is slowly carving a role albeit he might be injured now.

        • Adam

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          @Tyler: Lamb is a terrible basketball player haha. I will say, Harrison put up a nice line tonight – He may be worth a grab now, as a preemptive strike to see what he’s going to do. More upside there, but more steadiness with Beli

  10. JJ says:
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    Hey Adam,

    who would you drop first ?

    Seth Curry
    T Jones
    Frazier

    • Doctor G says:
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      @JJ: Seth

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @JJ: Agreed, I’m losing Seth there.

  11. Hugh says:
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    16 team dynasty….deal on table for Butler, Frazier and Deng for Drummond, Schroeder and lamb,

    whicj side yous guys like ???

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Hugh: If you need boards/blocks, then the drummond side, if not, the Butler side. In a vacuum, I think I like the Drum side a bit better, but you are sacrificing free throw.

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