Wrong calls, right calls, as long as I’m always closing!  I have that same Baldwin-demeanor when I prep my DraftKings line-up.  I rally my players with a speech like that!  The RAZZBALL ONLY CONTEST is back tonight(!); get your entries in now, and the DraftKings only post will be up later in the day.  I don’t ask from much from you loyal readers in Razzball Nation, but let’s get this contest filled out this week!  Click that link there, it’s only $10, and they take no profit, just Razzball v. Razzball, mano y mano.

It was a light night for news with only the two games, so I figured it was a good day for patting my back!  The Ramon Sessions signing clouded an otherwise already dreamy outlook, but I didn’t let it deter me from my Darren Collison love!  Brought in for serious skrilla, the Kings just happened to land a quality guy in Sessions for peanuts, and even though it hasn’t worked out, they don’t have much tied into him.  With two fantastic scorers in Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins, I knew passing on Colly would be folly, and had him green light go!  Obviously I didn’t think he’d be this good, but the joints keep rollin’ with dimebag after dimebag!  17/6/12/1/1 last night, second game in a row with 10+ dimes, and 23:1 AST:TO in that span.  We all knew he could slash, but with the dimes this high and the low TO, he’s turning into a premiere PG.  After last night and owning Kirk Hinrich, Collison was like, “That’s who Tom Thibodeau praises for defense?!  Must be why he praises Krispy Kreme burgers – for the health benefits!”  Here’s what else went down last night in NBA hoops:

Chris Paul May not be the flashiest first-round guy like our boyfriend the Brow, but man is it consistent!  26/2/12/1/0 in amazing efficiency for 8-13 (3-5 3PTM 7-8 FT) and only one TO.  Saint Paul.

Jamal Crawford Gimme one more pinch, almost at the dimebag!  5/3/9 aned facilitating like the Paul-injury days of yesteryear.  The 5 points were by far a season low (only second time in single digits), but sick to see when the shot ain’t droppin’, the dimes be… well droppin’.  If Rick Ross can rhyme Atlantic to Atlantic then I guess we can rhyme identical words!

DeAndre Jordan Where’ my Vitamin B?!  According to Wikipedia, “B vitamins are a class of water-soluble vitamins that play important roles in cell metabolism and blocking the shizz outta labradoole layups.”  True story!  But had the scurvy (wait, isn’t that no C?) last night for 12/11/1/0/0 and still the awful 0-2 FT.  Made all 6 shots though!  I wonder if it counts if you block a teammate’s pass into the basket…  “That’s called an alley-oop, you ponce!”

Blake Griffin Well, the steals come in bunches!  Exactly the scenario we talked about on the Pod yesterday, and got 3 swipes last night.  I had the tootsie roll owl potty train me.  “How many swipes does it take for a clean tooshie?”  “One, two, THREEEEEE!”  26/7/4/3/0 making 12-18, but still can’t figure out the charity stripe, making 1-3.  Maybe if he pictures the rim as the face of that dude he assaulted in a nightclub when shooting FT, he would connect on a few more…

Luol Deng Went from doubtful to a surprise start, but probably shouldn’t have played since he had a 13/5/0/0/0 nothingball line.  Missed all his 3s taking 4 attempts.  Lazy like a tapir!  Unlike…

Shabazz Napier Look at that transition!  Tough to rhyme anything less obscure than tapir to Napier… 17/5/3/1/0 hitting a couple treys and getting a big 32 minutes of run.  Norris Cole dislocated a finger and played just under 10 minutes without returning.  I gotta say, for a “non-serious” injury, I really hope not to dislocate anything in my lifetime…  Some extra G minutes are being flung around willy-nilly with Dwyane Wade still out and Cole should miss very little, if any time.  Good to see a little upside though from Bazzy, and the TO (9 the previous 2) go down to only two last night.

Chris Bosh – Really the only other offense for the Heat.  9-17 FG, 28/7/1/0/0.  The points are great, and you love the 9-9 FT, but it’s still been a little emptier than we hoped since the early start.  Was a solid 1-2 from deep though!  2 for his last 4 after a 2-16 cold spell the 5 games before.  P.S. – the curse of the 28 or 29 point game now haunts me!  Damn you Slim!

Aaron Brooks – While I love making fun of Hinrich, he did have to leave with a chest contusion but X-rays were negative.  No broken titties!  With Derrick Rose looking like he’s out until next week, Brooks might play a full 48 at point!  More below.

Taj Gibson It’s not the flashiest, but 12/8/1/1/1 will get it done!  Pau Gasol is likely out again tonight (a little speculatory there), so run the Taj Mahal out there as fast as your bowels after eating Indian food!

Jimmy Butler Mr. Buckets, you’re so dreamy!  23/3/1/2/0 shooting 11-18.  Makes some incredible plays out there.  Rose continues to be as out of touch as Melrose Place, so we get another few games of this.

DeMarcus Cousins If the TO could ever go down, he’d be a mini-Brow!  But he’s still a first-round Brow, they’re just more groomed and less swatty/blocky.  22/14/4/1/1, with one of those dimes a sick full court pass over three Bulls defenders.  Grow some horns, Noah!

Derrick Williams – Oh god, if Derrick Williams still a thing?!  22 minutes out of absolutely friggin’ nowhere (double-digit minutes only twice this year, and barely over 10 minutes TOTAL since Nov. 3), and it’s not like he did much anyway!  4-9 FG (2-4 FT) for 10/2/2/0/0.  It’s not like there were any injuries he had to emergency fill in for… The game before he got 3 fouls before playing a full minute!  Moving on…

Rudy Gay Was able to play through his sore Achilles, and played like a boss!  20/7/3 on 7-11 FG and 5-5 FT making his only trey.  Couldn’t miss!  Well, not as literally as…

Omri Casspi …who shot 5-5 FG and 4-4 FT in a fairly empty-scoring 14/1/0/1/0 line.  Give Casspi some of those god-awful D-Will (of the lesser) minutes!

Ramon Sessions – 13 minutes, hit both shots but 2 TO to 2 dimes.  Hey, at least seems to have re-taken the backup minutes from Ray McCallum.  Like I said earlier this week, I want no SAC G except Colly!

 

Streamers/Cheap DraftKings Plays:

Since RCLs are “Daily-Tomorrow”, streamers listed the morning don’t help all owners, but will help you crush with some deep, cheap DraftKings picks!  Like for the contest tonight, which we need to fill up!

J.J. Barea (3% owned) – He was a former DraftKings play for me before I moved to Brooks, but I might reconsider this stream in deepers if Devin Harris suits up.  Injured McGoo has a sore ankle, and in a home game with the horrible Lakers (but they have won their last two!) coming to Big D, I expect a lot of burn for the second unit.  Even if Harris plays, when the Mavs are up 30 in the third quarter he might not do much.  Barea should give you a trey or two and a few dimes.

Aaron Brooks (15% owned) – As mentioned above, Hinrich and Rose both seem out tonight.  Should get some huge run out there in a fast paced game against the Blazers, with Damian Lillard’s D at times questionable.

 

That’s going to wrap it up for this week, be sure and stream out your spots for a few extra wins in Week 4, and we’ll see ya Monday!

  1. Woo says:
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    Looking to drop either Mason Plumlee or Tyler Zeller (dynasty league) — who is the better hold?

    Thanks.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Woo: Def Mason

  2. Hamtime says:
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    1. My dirk for his blake griffin?

    2. My dirk lowry parsons for his wall tyreke griffin

    3. Pls rank: Middleton kcp sims Roberson morrow

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hamtime: 1. Naw might rather Dirk but coi flip. 2. Like this one better 3. I would go that order, asticking w Kmidd. Any time!

  3. Dorian says:
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    Hey guys! Just wanted you to know that your rankings were spot on. If a few bounces broke for my one team, I’d probably have two playoff bound teams.

    3 Keeper H2H League – 8 Cat (No TOs) – 14 Teams – 2G/2F/1C/1U
    Kemba Walker (G/K), Michael Carter-Williams (G/K), Victor Oladipo (G/R4), Jeff Teague (G/R5), Elfrid Payton (G/R6), Andre Drummond (FC/K), Markieff Morris (FC/R7), Draymond Green (F/R10), Mason Plumlee (R11/C), Steven Adams (C/R9), Alex Len (C/FA)

    A pretty good team, but I need to get healthy. Elfrid needs to stop sucking as well.
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    130 Cost, 165 Cap – 14 Teams – PG/SG/G/SF/PF/F/C/3U
    Categories – FG%/FT%/3s/PTs/ORebs/DRebs/Asts/Stls/Blks/TOs/PFs
    Damian Lillard(PG/K), George Hill(G/K), Stephen Curry(G/K), Jeff Green(SG/SF), Tobias Harris(F/K), Anthony Davis (PF/C/K), Andrew Wiggins(SF), Draymond Green(F), Jared Sullinger (F/K), Andre Drummond (PF/C/K), Kelly Olynyk (C), Steven Adams (C), Alex Len(C/FA)

    I’d list salaries for the second league, but due to a rule not being followed for a season, we’ve got a re-draft this off-season. 🙁 All my hard work drafting and getting players on great costs are now wasted. My only weakness to this team is the bench, which is sub par. Regardless thanks to your rankings, I might at least win a championship!

    I’d love to grab stuff on the waivers, but I just literally picked up Len for both teams. Quite barren for FAs.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dorian: Thanks man! Yeah thus far we’ve had a really good year, a lot more hits than misses.

      Whoa that redraft is nasty! Pairing Curry with Brow?! Yeah I dunno, if one my dynaties/keepers I had worked hard for year for disappeared, I dunno if I could go back haha. Be too sad. Len is a decent pickup, but his minutes waffling around make him an easy drop for the next flavor of the week.

    • Mike says:
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      @Dorian: Drummond has not played up to his ranking.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Mike: He’s gonna improve though

  4. Lasandro says:
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    As great as Jimmy was, I feel like the bulls pgs were hero-balling it a little in the 4th and passing on wide open assists to my new fav player..

    Anyhoo, have 4 players to slot into 2 spots for today. Which two outta these (14 cat)?

    Oladipo, Kieff, kemba, giannis

    Was thinking of sticking to the first two (Kieff over giannis due to the PHI matchup)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Lasandro: Hah it did look a little like that, the bits and pieces I watched… Yeah I am picking those two as well, also Giannis is questionable with that sprained ankle

      • Lasandro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: So of course Oladipo has a sht game (wtf?) and kemba has his most ridiculous line of the season! F you Kemba Slice!!

      • Lasandro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: And what about our bf from last season, Wilson Chandler? Has he suddenly become the second most relevant fantasy option in Denver? His numbers are looking solid and he’s making me wonder if giannis, Oladipo or kemba may be worth a drop for him.. I may just be hysterical under this hot Saigon sun. Who knows!

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        @JB Gilpin: if giannis helped me with threes I prob wouldn’t ask, as I really need help there. As well as pts, brds, fts.. I’m getting my ass kicked with shitty %s coming from my pgs like MCW, dipo, kemba. If Wilson Volleyball can hit the 16/6 and multis with a three or two, I’m all in

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          @Lasandro: Haha, wel Wilson and I broke up last year… I think that sun is gettin to ya! Haha. Giannis is semi-close, but long-term I expect Greek to be chic. Overall %s from Chandler are still bad this year, just hot right now. Let the volleyball float away!

  5. Sio says:
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    Hey guys! I have frye and im thinking of offering him for a buy low in tjones. Im thinking if he is out for a month but comes back full strength i’d have the better player and also the better playoff schedule. I’m punting rebs blks and TOs but getting an additional 6 games for the playoffs seems worth it even with the worse fit for my team. What do you think?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sio: In a deeper league, I don’t mind it. Shallower though, I would want the production now. How deep is your league again?

      • Sio says:
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        @JB Gilpin: pretty deep… 14 team h2h… now that you mention it though i do have rubio too so that would mean 2 spots out for a month… still worth it?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Sio: Yeah i think I’d probably hold Frye then

  6. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Nice read bro, you like wroten or fournier ros? Thanks.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: Thanks man! Ewwwww, that is so so close. Ya know, I’ll be weird and lean Fournier

  7. JeF With 1 F says:
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    I have an offer on the table: My D.Jordan and T.Parker for his T.Lawson and Z.Randolph…I like the deal as im really only losing blocks and my FG% would take a dip…Injury is my concern with lawson.

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      @JeF With 1 F: I’m not too worried about Lawson, playing so many friggin minutes. As long as your blocks are decent otherwise, ya I like it!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yea i have Ibaka and Favors so i should be good

  8. ABulldogs says:
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    Good morning

    In a 14team h2h,

    My Cole got hurt last night and no game today. I am thinking of dropping him and stream for today and if no one picks him up, then I may pick him up again later. What do you think about that?

    If yes, who is the best candidate for streaming today? I am getting crushed in rebounds. So I am thinking of fortifying 3PM, AST, STL, PTS.
    FA: Barea,D. Harris, Neal(probable today, but not sure if he plays), Bogdanovic, James Johnson(probably still out?), Brewer, and Sefolosha

    Yeah Dallas will have an easy game against lakers, but is it going to be such a blowout that will give Barea minutes? hmmm…

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

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      @ABulldogs: Yup I am all good with it! Cole is borderline anyway. Between Barea/Brewer/Boggy for me, Which one of those 4 is closest? If Pts 3s/Boggy, if dimes Barea, if Stl Brewer. Any time!

  9. Manshi Shah says:
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    There score is
    ME: .4815 FG% .7660 FT% 16 3PM 138 REB 57 AST 20 STL 3 BLKS 34 TO 260 PTS
    Him: .4465 FG% .8488 FT% 30 3PM 83 REB 98 AST 24 STL 8 BLKS 49 TO 345 PTS

    All my players are playing today. Of the following 3, who 2 should I start? Elfrid Payton(vsCHA), Mo Williams(vs SA), Brandan Wright(vs LAL), Chris Kaman(vsCHI)

    MY TEAM: 14 Team H2H League 9 Standard Categories (Daily Lineup)

    PG- MCW, Elfrid Payton, Goran Dragic

    SG- Nicolas Batum, Mo Williams

    SF- Chandler Parsons, Kawhi Leonard

    PF- Nikola Vucevic, Jared Sullinger, Brandan Wright

    C- Roy Hibbert, Jonas Valanciunas, Chris Kaman

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Manshi Shah: Fournier looks like he’ll play, so throwing Elfrid out. Gimme Mo and Wright, I think you could make a run at dimes and Wright against a clumsy Lakers get a couple steals and addition run late in the game

  10. 740 says:
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    my son ColliSON did his thang!

    Props JB and Slim! I followed the blueprint you guys laid out and so far i am doing great! i get Batum, Calderon back this wkend and wait until Durant comes back..smh its a wrap!

    during the live draft everyone in my league thought i was a fool when i drafted Colly lol jokes on them! BTW: Live draft is the best! it was my 1st live draft best time ever!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @740: Yessir! Thanks man! Damn, getting healthy! I’ve done some drafts with like half the people all together, but still online ya know? Just all on our computers… Def wanna do one sometime!

      • 740 says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        i hear ya. tons of fun! only thing is it gets alil hazy towards the end of the draft, and thats because of all the booze going around lol we def doing it again next year.

        peace

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @740: Haha I hear that! Although can happen when doing it our way too, def had a rough one once haha

  11. Ed says:
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    10 Team, H2H.

    Rubio just hit the waivers. Worth a stash (my assists ain’t so hot)?

    My team:
    T, Parker
    Afflalo
    Teague
    Lebron
    Milsap
    DeRozan
    Taj Gibson
    Kaman
    Parsons
    Teletovic
    Beal
    Bosh
    Ariza
    Avery Bradkey
    Miles Plumlee

    Thanks guys, always on point.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ed: Looks like you have no other injuries, yup I’d grab him! Don’t mind losing Telet or Bradley. Any time, thanks man!

  12. Frank White says:
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    Hey JB.. Sorry for calling you Jay yesterday. Lol.. Anyway remember I was thinking about dropping West. Well Instead of that I was offered a trade for Gorgui Dieng. What do you think?? Even if West comes back next week is it still worth it..? I only got 7 points with him and Westbrook out but close on all CAT’s except for boards and sometimes assists n blocks. Ibaka is killing me and Favors n Monroe sometimes inconsistent but if you think West is gonna be good or better then Dieng maybe I’ll hold. Of course if I trade him he’ll be on the court right away but if I hold on to him it’ll be another week or 2. LOL

    • Ryan says:
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      @Frank White: I’m a big fan of Dieng, but I’m not so sure about that trade. I think he’s trying to sell you high with Dieng getting starters minutes and numbers for the next week or so. I’d hold out if its only for a couple weeks and if you’re in good standing in your league so far.

      If I recall correctly, Minnesota has a horrible fantasy playoff schedule and a healthy David West should get you more assists, points, and slightly more rebounds than Dieng would coming off the bench. IMO this trade is justifiable if you really need a couple of wins this week, and especially so if Pek were to have a more long-term injury.

      • Frank White says:
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        Well I’m in last place in my 10 team 9 CAT h2h with 7-19-1.. With Westbrook and West not playing is killing me. This week I’m winning slightly but the trade won’t go through till Sunday so it wont impact the week. I’m just worried about waiting for West

        • Frank White says:
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          Do you think West will be back next week or are they gonna keep pushing him back?

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Frank White: Hah all good man , JB has a “Jay” in it haha. Yea I like Dieng too, but Pek will be back, I’d rather West. If you’re winning this week its already turning around!

  13. TR says:
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    Hey JB! Do you think I should trade Reggie Jackson, Parsons, and Davis for Paul, Melo, and Vucevic? It seems like a pretty good trade but the brow is really good and I’m not sure if I’m undervaluing him

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TR: Mannnn i’s close… Remind me of league size again? If 10 or 12 I dunno if I could…

      • TR says:
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        @JB Gilpin: it’s 10. I don’t think I’m gonna do it either way, just was curious what you thought about it

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @TR: Yeah 10 I wouldn’t, too much better replacement value and I’d want to have the best guy

  14. Dom says:
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    Hey JB good stuff

    What’s the easiest category to stream?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dom: Thanks man! I think between 3s or rebounds, probably treys but if you get too much early in the week in a H2H its tough to come back

  15. Avant Guards says:
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    I have Kyrie, and an Ibaka owner wants to swap. Should I pull the trigger?
    1) Kyrie is likely at his ceiling now, can only go down once they play more as a team
    2) Kyrie has a 2 game week in playoffs
    3) Ibaka could be playing better (more blocks, more efficiency once KD and Westbrook back)
    4) Ibaka less injury prone

    Am I missing something, I feel like I would be selling high with Kyrie for a more sure thing?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Avant Guards: Definitely! Agree with all you points, I’d def do it!

      • Avant Guards says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Awesome- thanks for your input!

  16. CA says:
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    I was offered a trade in my 14 team dynasty league where we keep all of our players it was: my knight and Millsap for his curry and Sloan. I countered with Millsap and Knight for Curry and Dieng, should I hold firm on te Dieng deal or accept the Sloan trade or not do the deal at all?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @CA: Whewwww. Two guys you give up are 2 of my favs… I’d hold him to Dieng deal

      • CA says:
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        @JB Gilpin: do you think I should just keep knight and Millsap?

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          @CA: I’m ridiculously biased, but I think I would, I might have very few people agree with me though. I think Knight can become a round 3-4 guy and Millsap end of 1st rounder so I like them a lot

  17. miles proudfoot says:
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    So after some back and forth getting closer to a trade. My Dirk KevMart Kemba for his AlJeff Djordan Calderon. I think I’m asking for too much in this, so could substitute Kemba for Bledsoe or Lawson if that makes it closer? Also could do Ariza for KevMart. Thanks man and have a glorious weekend!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @miles proudfoot: Well let’s hope you can get Ariza still! haha, rough news for Kmart, broken wrist outta nowhere. I like the trade you ask, I think it needs to be re-worked though with the KMart injury no, unfortunately… Have a good weekend too man!

      • miles proudfoot says:
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        @JB Gilpin:man that’s real disappointing. Oh Meant I have Ariza which I may now need to sub in for kmart. What do you think?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @miles proudfoot: Ohhhhh I gotcha, thought you meant that was separate trade. Ummm if you don’t have big man depth I like it, but if you feel good with your bigs I might not wanna do it.

          • miles proudfoot. says:
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            @JB Gilpin: hmm ya that’s how I feel, thanks again!

  18. Nikko Respeto says:
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    Hey Jb. Got a trade offer for ya. I give my Vucevic, Leonard and Teague for his Griffin, Lowry and Ariza. Average-wise teague is the worst pts avg here. And Vucevic is the highest. Ariza only average 1.7 pts below Leonard even though I value Leonard so much more. If I give this trade up, my PGs are CP3, Lin, and Lowry and my big men would be Jefferson, Griffin, STAT, and Pau Gasol. My SFs would be Melo, Ariza, and Nick Young. Right now I am the highest score in my league with the team I have and really dont want to trade to make my team worse. In my H2H Points, what do you think?

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      @Nikko Respeto: Yeha Kawhi is def better in cats… But if your team is rollin’, I dunno how much I’d wanna mess with success ya know! I might hold best scorer there in Vuc

  19. Shaft says:
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    With K-Mart out with a broken wrist, would you drop Giannis for Brewer to stream for next week (8-Cat)?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shaft: eeeeek that’s close. I might hold Giannis

  20. m1chael says:
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    Hey JB!

    Just read on Roto that K-Mart has a broken wrist… FML one injury after another for my team. It seems like players are getting injured more this year then last year. I should hold on to him right?

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      @m1chael: Hah yeah rough one. Blew for us in Y! F&F we can’t sub him out til next week. Nah I’m fine moving on in 10 or 12ers for 6 weeks worth.

      • m1chael says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thinking about holding onto him till I hear some more news regarding surgery and time to recover. In a 12 teamer and I don’t see anyone I’d really want to grab. Mo Will, T. Ross, Manu, S. HIll, Stuckey, Copeland and a few more others but not worth mentioning.

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          @m1chael: Beal was 6-8 weeks I think with a lot built into preseason, so all that time during the season for less upside for Kmart… i dunno I am not married to him. Divorced!

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            @JB Gilpin: If you think about it… theres 20 weeks+playoffs and I’d be holding him for 6-8 weeks which means I’ll likely have him for the next half. Don’t know who to replace him with. Any suggestions?

            My goal is to creep into 6th-8th seed and I’m standing at 4th seed with Westbrook/Rubio/Martin injured.

            Btw Kobes Line if we’re doing it: 30/4/5

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              @m1chael: I know, but the trouble is the Wolves are awful and by the time he’s back, Wiggins might be taking all the shots. Martin’s upside isn’t huge either, I’d much rather have an extra spot to stream. I’d just use it for stream spots. Hah, nah I usually only do the kobe line when it’s in the article, but your guess is noted!

  21. Hamtime says:
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    1. Just dropped Tucker for brewer. Assuming that’s the right call?

    2. Do you prefer stuckey or Cole?

    3. In the wall tyreke griffin for lowry dirk parsons deal, is this still too close or is there greater advantage on then wall side? It’s for a smart 16 man 11 cat league. Current team is doing ok so far, as most players are complementary, altho I have a chance to get 2 “superstars” (by name value at least). Team below – please see if wall Blake make sense:

    Pg/sg – lowry, collison, stuckey, chalmers
    Sg/sf – Batum, danny green
    Sf/pf – parsons, kmidd
    Pf/c – dirk, taj, j. Hill, sims

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Hamtime: 1. For sure! Love it. 2. Stuckey now, thought it would take longer for him to get minutes. 3. It’s so so close, you don’t really need Wall’s dimes too much. I think Dirk is the biggest injury risk even though it’s small, so that’d the deciding factor to still do it, but barely.

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        @JB Gilpin: thanks again. If it’s that close, I might hold. I’d definitely be losing efficiency stats if I took the wall Side. Just hope parsons gets better and dirk stays healthy. Per bball monster, dirk is a top 20 player vs blake who is in the 60s.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Hamtime: Yeah I narrowly prefer Dirk over Griffin, but they’re close. I’m fine holding, it’s a real con flip.

  22. Frank White says:
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    Jb My lineup in my 10 team 9 CAT h2h is
    Wroten
    Collison
    Dragic
    Kevin Martin
    Ellis
    Shumpert
    Courtney Lee
    West
    Ibaka
    Monroe
    Favors
    Millsap
    Lamb
    Westbrook
    I told you I’m getting killed cause my injuries and I know I just told you about the Dieng West trade, which I didn’t take at the moment, but I couldn’t get any worse news besides West not coming back till after Thanksgiving I just found out Martin’s wrist is broken. I’m flipping out. What should I do first, should I drop Martin for coRey Brewer?? Then do I wait on West or should I trade him for Dieng or try to get someone better for him?? What would u do in my situation. My team was already dead before this happened. I’m winning 5-4 this week but that could change horribly cause how close it is plus down Martin and West cause he was supposed to come back on SAT

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Frank White: Well Thanksgiving is less than a week away and West is back in practice so it’s not so bad. Yes drop Kmart for Brewer! That will help. I’d stream Lamb’s spot too to chase stats for the weekent

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        Thanks man.. I’m used to winning and have been in horrible situations but not like this one so early. I hope it doesn’t wreck my season being probly 5 weeks till I get at least 5 out of 9 categories.. I’ve always read and listened to you guys and grabbed waivers that blew up so I gotta hope for that. Yeah that lamb spot was a streaming spot anyway. if you look at my team do you see a chance or need a lot of work?? a lot of my guys are under performing like ibaka and what not. I know I’ll probly talk to you but if I don’t then have a happy thanksgiving brother!!!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Frank White: Cool, yea man it’s a marathon, so you have plenty of time to catch up! In our 20 team REL, I got pretty close to making the playoffs after a horrific start. Ibaka is def gonna get better and you just need Westbrook, once he’s going you’re gonna be solid. Thanks have a good T-Giv too!

  23. Nikko Respeto says:
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    JB, could you do me a favor and tell me which team you think is better in the long run for a H2H points league?

    Team one:
    Pg: Trey Burke(10), Rose (15.2), and Reggie Jackson(19.2)
    SG: Kobe(18.6), Joe Johnson(17.9), Alec Burks (13.3) and Andrew Wiggins (7.5)
    SF: Parsons(13.6), Jabari Parker(11.4), and Giannis(14.1)
    PF: Davis(35.1) and Markieff(16.7)
    C: Drummond

    Team two:
    PG: CP3 (26.1), Jeff Teague (15.7), Lin (12.4), Calderon (hasn’t played)
    SG: Nick Young (15), Oladipo (9.8), Jamal Crawford (14.4)
    SF: Kawhi (17.6), Melo (20)
    PF: Pau Gasol (23.1), Amar’e (14.8)
    C: Jefferson (18.6), Vucevic (24.4)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Nikko Respeto: I know which team you are! I’d prob say two, love having Brow, but Kobe/Rose old, RJax to regress, and question marks with the rooks

  24. Michael says:
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    Hey I traded my Wesley Matthews for his Goran Dragic. Worried about inconsistency but i needed a PG i think.

    Team after trade:

    PG Westbrook
    PF/C Ibaka
    PF/C Millsap
    SG/SF Kawhi
    SG/SF Derozan
    PG/SG Dragic
    PG/SG Kemba
    PF Faried
    C Kelly O
    PF/C Taj Gibson
    PG/SG Alec Burks
    SG Redick
    PG/SG Mo Williams
    SF/PF Mirza Telet

    Good trade? Any advice on any other targets? I feel like i could use a good board/block guy but idk. Pretty comfortable with my team so far, just need Westbrook to come back!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Michael: Yup love it! Agree I think an extra PG helps ya, but Mo is lookin pretty high end with the dimes for a while. Once Westbrook is back, itll help Ibaka be the D guy he usually is too, I might just keep an eye out on the wire (maybe Mahinmi with Hibbert hurt?) for a guy to help there, I wouldn’t oversell anyone

      • Michael says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Kris humph is available. Nene is hurt should o grab? Mahinmi is there too so him or humph? And im guessing mirza is the guy i drop right?

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          @Michael: Yeah I like Mahinmi for the short term a lot actually writing about him as an add now. I like Humper, but Nene doesn’t sound as bad as when he last had the platar fascia for I got Mahinmi

  25. MAC says:
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    Rzazup guys?! just dropped dieng for ed davis for streaming purposes. was it a good move dropping him to get an extra win, if i win that is, or just stay put and take a 4-5 loss instead of gunning for that 5-4 win. its a standard h2h 12 team 13 man roster. other player to consider dropping for streaming was frye and lee. tnx!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @MAC: Yeah I don’t think I coulda lost Dieng. Woulda been better with dropping Lee, but mighta just taken the 1 game loss

      • MAC says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        ok. tnx! actually it was between frye and dieng to drop since lee has also a game today. so basically, if you have no player to drop for streaming, just take the loss of 1 game?

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          @MAC: Its sorta a case-by-case basis but since I like all those guys and it’s this early, I would. Later in the year, if that win could mean a playoff spot with 4-5 weeks left, at that point I would be looser with my team for streaming

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            @JB Gilpin:
            tnx man! though its not like pek is out for the rest of season. so i did decide to get greedy and stream for that 1 win, and hope no one gets dieng after 4 days. hehe

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              @MAC: Hah yeah also true, if your league is ridiculously active, it’s easy to get the guys you lost back 🙂

  26. Nikko Respeto says:
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    Hey JB. Who would you rather have in a points league: Swaggy P or Danny Green?

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      @Nikko Respeto: Hmmm, ya know I’d roll the dice on Swaggy, Green obviously much b etter in cats and I think Young will be more consistent

  27. Shaft says:
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    JB– a team in my league is crippled with injuries (Kmart, jennings, Thad young, bogut, pekovic, Eric Gordon). Worth offering Knight and Sully for Batum? If he rejects, would you take batum for holiday and sully? I’d probably just punt assists until Rubio is back if I have to give up holiday.

    My team (8-cat, h2h weekly) is conley, Rubio, holiday, knight, Shumpert, draymond green, t jones, durant, boogie, sully, Marc gasol, rolo

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Shaft: Whewwwww, oh man. Knight and Holiday are two of my favs! Yeah I guess I’d do the KNight one, but man, with KD and Boogie, to have Holiday’s low TO I dunno if I would do that one.

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