I gotta say, last night might have been one of the most exhilarating early season nights of NBA action that I can remember for some time.  Career-highs, two buzzer beaters, a triple double, upset Ws… It was awesome.

Before we get into how the city of Cleveland can just give up hope… again… if you haven’t noticed on the main page of the site, Slim is in need of a new didgeridoo!  When my awful Hornets somehow beat the Heat, he took his frustration out on his favorite instrument, banging the wood in fervent frustration.  Wow, that sounded wrong!  But Razzball Nation can help!  Click on his donate button there to help him buy a new didgeridoo, for any value you wish, especially as a thanks for helping with the comments in the wee hours of the morning whilst I beauty sleep snuggled up with my Brandon Knight blow up doll.

But before that mental image is indefinitely burnt into your subconscious, let’s get back to action on the court where the big game was obviously the Jazz knocking off the Cavs on a Gordon Hayward buzzer beating fader.  “Look Butler fans, I can hit big buzzer beater shots!”  Awwwww, low blow… The Cavs had all sorts of terrible sluiced through their stats, like six, count em, SIX assists in the entire game.  Four were from LeBron too.  I guess the other Cavs want to prove to LeBron they all can be ball hogs.  In contrast, the Spurs had six assists on their first six field goals in their win last night…  But not like they’re a model franchise or anything!

As NBA fans, which all of us are even if we care more about fantasy than anything else, last night was a winner.  I guess unless you’re a David Lee owner, or Cleveland fan… There’s always Green, or the Browns tonight!  Colors to the rescue!  Here’s what else went down in fantasy hoops action:

LeBron James 31/3/4/3/0 with the great 12-12 FT and three treys, even if the last one was on a fortuitous bounce.  And those four assists constituted 2/3 of the team’s, so for a normal team in a normal game, he shoulda had like 20.

Kyrie Irving34 points and nothing.  34/1/0/2/0 with two treys on 12-23 shooting.  I’ll probably link this video a few times through the year, but it’s always my favorite ball hog video-ization – Carlton is Kyrie!

Trevor Booker – Only 21 minutes, but my god, Enes Kanter looked terrrrrrible on D.  Even Charles Barkley couldn’t make enough of a U sound to make it sound terrible enough.  I’ve been tooting my Enes horn for a while!  Not like that, about his bad D!  Eesh, poor sentence structure today… 9/4/2/0/0 for Booker, and other than Hayward’s game-winner, had the Jazz shot of the game with a late trey.  I could easily see Booker starting at the 4 sooner than later.

Dante Exum Didn’t look like a great impact player, but was competent and played more than Trey Burke (25 to 23 minutes).  3/2/5/0/0 for Exum, not great especially shooting 1-5, but no TO and playeed some crucial minutes down the stretch in a season-high of PT.  Something to keep an eye on when you walkabout your wire.

Tobias Harris So many buzzer beaters, so little time!  Huge game from -T (Tobias) for 18/8/1/2/1.  Showing off his Man Inside Him.

Elfrid Payton – Looking like the rook we hoped!  And the hair we hoped.  You rock that updo!  8/6/5/4/1 in a near rainbow.

Channing Frye – Very likely was dropped in your league at some point, so be sure he’s owned.  13/11/1/2/0 with two treys shooting 5-12.  Sure it was the Sixers, but he’s a no-upside, high-floor, must-own, I-want-to-hyphenate-all-the-time-now, kinda guy nowadays.  Another 36 minutes as well, so his knee issue seems to be healed up.

Tony Wroten – Nears the trip dub!  But with TO… Still, great game and looks ungodly aggressive out there.  At least the Sixers are trying!  …ish…  9 turnovers, but you can get past that with 27/3/8/5/2 in a rainbow, and hit his FTs going 5-7.  Shot 9-16 and hit 4 treys.  This is when the iron looks the hottest, Michael Carter-Williams is practicing tomorrow and nearing his return.

Hollis Thompson – Worth owning in a ton of leagues right now.  6/9/1/3/2 in a near rainbow in 34 minutes.  Only shot 1-5, but those counting stats are worth some fantasy attention.  Combine Hollis with his brother Klay, and it would be a Thompson Square! (god, the fiance has me knowing way too much about country now…)

Brandon Davies – Shot 9-11 hitting a trey for 20/4/1/1/0.  Other than an inexplicable 5 minutes of PT on Halloween (maybe he dressed up as Malcolm Thomas at halftime?), has played 18 or more minutes and scored 12 or more points in the other 4 Sixers contests.  Started last night, but he’s a non-factor in boards and blocks for a PF.  The points are worth attention in the deepest leagues though.  Plus the PT will stay very high if…

Nerlens Noel – …misses any time with the sprained ankle that knocked him out last night.  It didn’t seem too serious, but the Sixers have been known to bench players with hangnails.

Kemba Walker Stopped the labradoodles!  A crazy efficient 5-6 from the field (2-2 3pTM 6-6 FT) 18/4/7/2/0 in a huge win for Charlotte against Slim’s Heat.  Other than the uncharacteristic efficiency, that line is something close to what you’d expect average wise for Kemba going into the year.  I don’t know if the dimes really come back at all in a consistent way, I’m still in the selling market.

Lance Stephenson Don’t get suckered in!  8/13/4 is fun and all, but shot 3-12, 0-1 from deep and still hasn’t made a trey this year after averaging 1.1 per last year.   And another 3 TO with the giveaways way up from 13-14.

Miami’s awful PG shituation – Norris Cole 2/4/1/0/0 (22 mins), Mario Chalmers 6/1/3/1/0 (32 minutes), Shabazz Napier 7/2/3/1/0 (26 minutes).  I honest don’t know if I’d roster any of these three even in 16ers.  Eh, I guess you might have to hold Chalmers, but not a decision I have to make – I said I was avoiding the whole backcourt and did so.

Luol Deng I’ve seen enough.  Droppable in 12ers.  Even if the shot falls, he does absolutely nothing else except maybe give you a steal or two.  I could stream his spot and get much better production.

Rajon Rondo – Tripdub!  While awesome and I’m not complaining, maybe one of the worst fantasy tripdubs in history.  Well, probably not with the 15 dimes, but 13/10/15 – no steals, no blocks, 5 TO and no 3s.  A little Lance Stepehenson-esque!  The three cat kings!  I keed of course, Rondo is gonna sprinkle in some STL angel dust to his massive AST.

Jeff Green His line was actually pretty good!  20/4/3/1/3 in a near rainbow which is nice to see, but did have 4 TO.  I guess it’s possible a corner has turned.

Kyle Lowry “You be patient with me, I’m Kyle Lowwwwwry!”  35/4/3/2/0 shooting an incredible 12-17 FG (2-3 3PTM 9-10 FT).  And the gravy on the poutines – no turnovers.  The Raptors had 7 turnovers as a team last night!  More careful with the ball than Lance Armstrong.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope So much ThrAGNOF so little time!  I said on the pod yesterday I thought KCP would find his shot in this one, and he was a solid 8-14 (4-7 3PTM).  Apparently that didn’t translate to the stripe (0-2) and he ended up with a barren 20/2/0/0/0 line.  KCP is good at 4 cats: Pts, 3s, Stl, low-TO.  And making JB contemplate getting the KCP blow up doll to have the matching set…  So 5 cats.

Brandon Jennings – Eesh, I’m so sorry Mr. Proudfoot, whom I said to start BJ over Donald Sloan… To be fair, I didn’t know Stuckey was out three more games at the time!  More Pacers later.  BJ got the StanVan cockblock for only 23 minutes for 12/2/5 while D.J. Augustin made it a Full House for 25 minutes of 12/1/3.  Very bleh.

Greg Monroe – Hitting the glass like the toilet seat!  You have to put it down Monroe!  Well, you have to get it outta your pants too so there’s that…  23/18/3/1/0 and playing with a little fire.

Josh Smith – Rainbow line!  8/10/5/3/2 and could do no wrong with a game like that right?!  I don’t think I could shoot as bad as 2-17 shooting from halfcourt.

Carmelo Anthony You like the rebounds and assists, but Jimminy Crickety!  13/6/8/0/0 shooting 5-21 and no threes… After hitting 2.2 per last year, 6 threes in 5 games so far in 14-15.  The triangle offense is obtuse!

Ricky Rubio I knew I had to hold the faith of St. Ricky!  14/8/12/2/0 shooting 6-11 hitting a three.  If at first you don’t succeed with fantasy love, try try again (actually that’s terrible advice).

Kevin Martin – So close to getting that 30 for Slim!  I kinda feel shitty for taking Cousins… Slim, you can have the next one when we want the same guy!  26/7/3/1/0 for Kmart with another solid 6-6 FT to add into his high-volume FT, hitting 4 treys.  Ecstatic to have him where I do.

Nikola Pekovic and the lies they tell in Minnesota – 32 minutes after the Wolves were repeatedly quoted as saying they weren’t playing him more than 26-27 minutes a night.  Who runs this team, politicians?!  Well, the coach’s name is Flip, so I guess it’s plausible… Pek was, well Pek for 16/11/3/1/0, I’m just mad Gorgui Dieng only got 16 minutes for 2/5 with 2 blocks, including a monster swat.  Then again, it might have been out of necessity since Pek was +34 to Dieng’s -27.  That’s pretty wild.

Joe Johnson – Cooled off like Ice Cube’s cred.  22 Pts is nice and all, but 22/3/2/0/0 with 3 TO and only 1 trey.  People look for the points first, so probably still has some nice sell highness to him.

Brandon Knight I wish we were best friends.  Because after admitting our love in the open, we’re fake more than friends. “I am sure our relationship would be a real home run!”  Seems to always be productive, this time even with his shot off (3-15 FG), but did everything else infallibly for 10/9/7/5/0 and 4-4 FT.  On top of the dime outpourings, might be a 87-88% FT shooter in big volume.  Plus only 1 TO last night.

Giannis Antetokounmpo – 27 minutes, drop the confetti!  Did have a few raw looking plays, but shot 6-11 for 13/8/1/0/0 with no TO.  The steals and blocks will come, and Jared Dudley was down to 18 minutes.  All while the Bucks kept up with probably the favorite in the East right now.

Jimmy Butler This is how you attack the tripdubs like an elite wing!  You seeing this Stephenson?!  14/6/7/4/0 shooting 5-8 and 4-4 FT.  The 4 TO suck, but when you’re Godzilla out there, all’s fine with a little collateral damage somewhere…

Aaron Brooks – With Derrick Rose back, Brooks went back down to 13 minutes of sadface.  Rose wasn’t even that great either… Butttttt, Rose said he tweaked his ankle yet again.  Might sit another game or two making Brooks stream worthy even in 12ers.  Stay Tuned (underrated movie).

Donald Sloan Well, while I feel bad for that one call, how about the best $1 buy in REL history?!  Plus, I said “should be solid enough to roster, even in 12ers” before opening night.  Surrounded by maybe some less concrete verbiage, but whatever!  31/6/7/0/0 shooting 10-21 (4-10 3PTM 7-10 FT).  As I mentioned above, Rodney Stuckey was reported right before tip to miss the next three games with his foot issue.  Obviously Stuckey is droppy everywhere, and the Pacers literally had no other plausible PG options for this game.  Indiana picked up Gal Mekel for some emergency depth just last night, and Mekel is going to play, so he’s worth a look in 18 or 20ers and this is very likely Sloan’s career game.  George Hill and C.J. Watson will eat into minutes as well when they’re ready.  But for the deeper dynasties like REL, this was against John Wall, a great defender, and I have Sloan for a mother f dollar!  Cue The Little Rascals song, but mashed up with T.I. or something.

Chris Copeland – Whoa, did he graduate from being a ThrAGNOF?!  19/12/4/1/0 shooting 8-21 with three treys.  I can buy Copeland for maybe 4-5 boards a game, but he had 45 assists last year in 1127 total minutes.  I think he’s still waiting for his prerequisites to graduate from the ThrAGNOF class.

John Wall Ain’t no schlub named Donald gonna own me on the court!  Huge 31/6/10/3/1 in the battle of awesome PG vs. schlubby PG.  Game, blouses.

Paul Pierce – After we all had a little “Party like it’s 1999” nostalgia-fest after some nice Pierce games, he had a boring, albeit fine 11/4/2/1/1.  Shot 3-15 though.  Meh.

Garrett Temple Had his best game of the young season for 16/7/4.  Playing some absurd minutes (43 last night, although OT inflated), and while he doesn’t do anything amazingly well, double-digit scoring in four straight with 7 steals in 5 games.  Temple of stream!

Paul Millsap Trillin’ like illin’!  17/7/3/5/2 in a big multi-cat rainbow game, but still only has one trey through three games.  FT% has started slow too.  He’ll turn those around.

Jeff Teague Well that ended abruptly!  Only 5 points against the Spurs for 5/0/7/1/0 and 5 TO.  It was like the end of the 1700s out there, Teague had trouble with the French.

Tim Duncan – Almost had a double rainbow!  People looking at their fantasy teams would’ve been like this.  17/13/4/3/6 and not a single TO.  Maybe he’s good enough for the HOF, I dunno…

Goran Dragic Panic at the Dragon!  Another dud for 6/1/3/1/0 in only 26 minutes.  The usage is the scary part.  Especially when Eric Bledsoe, while yes scoring 23 points shooting a great 9-12, had 9 TO.  Dragic’s last game was fine and this was against a stifling Grizzlies D, I’m still shooting the buy lows.

P.J. Tucker Did a super job off the bench for 5/11/2/4/1 in 26 minutes as well, shooting only 2-3 with 1-1 from deep.  Lookin’ like the Tucker from old!

Courtney Lee Back from the concussion for a big 22/3/3/2/1 near rainbow.  I mean, he’s a decent player, but was just hot in this one for 4-5 from downtown.

Kenneth Faried A slow game in only 21 minutes because the Kings are looking like the surprise team of the NBA right now. Break up the SAC!

Andrew Bogut – No steals or blocks like you’d hope, but you’ll take 6/14/5.  You won’t take 34 minutes though!  Dude’s bones have more brittle than a rich person’s Holiday party!  Let’s get those minutes back to down under 30.

Klay Thompson – Masqueraded into some blocks, but otherwise 19/1/1 and why he’s the king of ThrAGNOF island.

#OccupyDraymondGreen – Whoa, it’s time to bust out the tents and try to avoid the pepper spray!  We are the 99%!  24 (career-high)/8/5/1/1 shooting an unreal 8-13 (4-8 3PTM 4-4 FT).

David Lee – Attempted to get eased in, and then his hamstring eased out of position.  At least, I think that’s how hamstrings work, they like, move into your abdomen?  My only medical experience is from watching Human Centipede.  Only got through 7 minutes, and if this has any reminiscence to other hammy injuries with guys coming back too fast, I’d bet he’s out another two weeks.  Perfect time to hop back on that DrayDray train!  Be sure he wasn’t dropped in your league.

Blake Griffin – What in the?!  14/1/1/0/0 with two TO.  The Warriors were up early and Blake phoned it in.  Just a like a person would do with their life if they bought a Kia…

 

Only two games tonight, so be sure to get your stream picks sorted out, and we’ll see you tomorrow!

  1. Dirk's Digglers says:
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    14 team weekly H2H currently with Calderon out and Prof Plum more upside than contributor I am trying to steam a player or two each week depending on schedule and the hot hand. I do want to nab anyone who might have long term value however. This week my roster is:
    G – Curry, Hayward, Williams, Nelson
    F – Nowitzki, TJones. Giannis, Shawne Williams
    C – Davis, JVal
    Res – Calderon, Prof Plum, JJack, TAllen, MarcMorris, Scola
    I’ve already dropped Scola for Lance Thomas as possible play next week and TAllen for Solomon Hill who I’m liking of late and thinking he may have a little long-term upside this season with the mess that is the Pacers. Dumb moves or ok?

    Current waiver wire: Cole, McLemore, Rivers, WesJohnson, Nurkic … anyone I should be getting? I’m liking Rivers a little and even more if Gordon continues to stink.

    • Slim

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      @Dirk’s Digglers: I’m good with both of those moves. Fortunately in a weekly league Calderon and Plumlee on your bench doesn’t really hurt much. I like both of those moves although I’m not sold on Solomon Hill. He just doesn’t look very good to me, but he’s getting minutes. Out of the guys you named I would also pick Rivers 1st. Maybe Wes Johnson but Kobe isn’t going to let another wing get shots up so I doubt he scores even 10 pts per game, but it’s the 3s/block potential you would want him for anyway.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dirk’s Digglers: Wooooo, everyone hoppin on my Rivers train! Yeah I like both of those moves, not grabbing Rivers over the guys you had just yet, but getting close.

      • Dirk's Digglers says:
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        @JB Gilpin: so who would you drop for Rivers … LThomas, SHill or SWilliams?

        • Dirk's Digglers says:
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          or JNelson?

  2. champer says:
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    what can you say about kerr’s comment about not changing the starting lineup? does he mean even lee is there?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @champer: I think he means Draymond is going to continue to start. Buy Buy Buy!!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @champer: Yeah certianly what it implies, go DrayDray!

  3. JeF With 1 F says:
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    HUMP DRAY!!….YEAH

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Hehe. That’ll do pinky. That’ll do.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Was that a pinky and brain reference or something? I’d hump Dray

  4. Kiwi says:
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    Hey JB, love the work.

    8 cat (no TO).
    I’ve just been offered K.Love for my D.Favors…

    I really shouldn’t find this a difficult decision to make but I’m a huge Favors fan and I need his blocks as my team is borderline short on blocks.

    Should I just accept the deal and try find the blocks elsewhere. I have C.Fryes sub 1 blocks per game and G.Dieng’s multi blocks if he ever gets time….

    Thanks for the advice mate, much appreciated!

    • Slim

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      @Kiwi: I can’t believe I’m saying this but I would rather have Favors. He has a MUCH better playoff schedule and with blocks being a need he would fit your team much better. What are we losing, a couple of boards and some FT%. With Favors you get FG%, steals and blocks. Crazy I know but I’m holding Favors.

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        @Slim: Thanks Slim, I’m glad I wasn’t going crazy in wanting to turn it down.
        The only benefit I could see in the trade would be future trade value of Love…
        I really am enjoying the ride with Favors atm so i’ll hang on for the long haul.

        Thanks mate!

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          @Kiwi: Forgot to mention it’s Roto, not Head 2 Head. Does that change your opinion at all with Playoffs not being a factor…?

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Kiwi: Yeah with it Roto I think I’d have to take Love. Blocks might suffer, but yeah I’d look for more trades and Love is better in roto with the 3s and such

  5. Lawson says:
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    Hi man! Im getting tired of Matt Barnes and his poor performace. Should I show him the door for the likes of Marcus Morris , Shawne Williams, McLemore, Neal, J. Lamb, Wes Johnson, Solomon Hill (I have got Copeland). Nothing too spectacular as you can see. I need 3s and scoring mainly, %s wont hurt neither.
    What would you recommend me to do?
    Thanks a lot

    • Lawson says:
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      @Lawson: Hollis Thompson too

    • Slim

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      @Lawson: Barnes can definitely go. For those needs we can throw out McLemore and Wes Johnson. I think Hill too since he isn’t much of a scorer. Shawne Williams is probably the most reliable. Marcus has the most upside. Lamb should get a ton of minutes when healthy but doesn’t have season long potential. Gary Neal isn’t bad but his role isn’t too reliable. For now I would go with Shawne. When Miami starts getting guys back I’d switch to Marcus or Lamb if Lamb is back. Hollis is OK and you could make a case for him being the 1st add. And he could have season long appeal. Alright I’d probably go Hollis 1st.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Slim: Ha you were doing a lot of thinking out loud there

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lawson: Yo dude! Yup, I’m getting Hollis who should have solid short and long term value. We got to see Slim’s inner thoughts there!

  6. Frank White says:
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    Sup JB.. How isn’t Wroten’s 27/3/8/5/2 a rainbow?? he got more then 1 in each CAT then you said Millsap’s 17/7/3/5/2 was a rainbow.. Just don’t understand?? Oh I remember I brought it up a year or 2 ago that I think 3’s should be part of a rainbow. You should discuss that with the Commission… LOL

    • Slim

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      @Frank White: We need a term for this stat line…

      15/6/4/1/1 with 1 3pt made. It isn’t too common and for fantasy it’s everything we could ask for. For reference when I add up all my players projected stats and divide by the number of players this is the baseline I’m looking for… in a 12er.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: Haha the Commission will be notified!

      Yeah that was just a brain fart, was going too fast, good catch!

  7. DK says:
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    Well thanks to you two, I went on #OccupyDraymonGreen and it has been paying off so far! Add Lee’s worsening hammy, even better! I guess one of the reason why my team has been decent is because of his multi-cat upsides. Even it weren’t for you, I wound’t have picked him.

    As mentioned before I have been having issues moving Monroe. Everyone seems hesitant on trades, all on a wait-and-see stance. I floated my Monroe after today, no one’s biting. No offer in return either. I did some add and drops and this is how my team looks like. KCP delivers. As bad as Nuggets is, Lawson is still giving me the dimes. MCW return should give me rebounds too. Lee was a good pickup. I dropped Henson and Nelson. I am definitely still very light on blocks and running out of ideas on how to get them. In 14-man, there’s no one I can really drop at the moment to stream more blocks. Would love to trade Lee or Teletovic, but no one is biting.

    Guards: Curry, Lawson, MCW, Sloan, KCP
    Forwards: Courtney Lee, T.Jones, Draymond, Teletovic
    PF/C: Millsap, Gortat, Monroe, Ed Davis

    • Slim

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      @DK: Yeah, Courtney Lee is going to be tough to move. He’s a journey man and I doubt anyone really believes he’s a 20 PPG guy. Teletovic is pretty boring but maybe someone bites. The team looks just fine but I agree more blocks. Favors is pricing himself out right now but he’s the first guy I would try for.

      • DK says:
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        @Slim: Been trying for Favors. What do you think is a fair offer for him without myself losing too much on my rebs etc? An issue also his team seem to be reluctant to let go of his bigs.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @DK: The way Monroe is playing, I wouldn’t sell him for too low even though he doesn’t bring the blocks. Gortat + Sloan for Favors? Might not work but an idea

          • DK says:
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            @JB Gilpin: All the shot blockers are being held too tight. Will keep trying anyway. Seems like the low end trades would work better. Was thinking of floating Lee or someone for KJ McDaniels. That would ease my blocks issue a bit don’t you think?

            • JB Gilpin

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              @DK: Yeah that deal would be fine, both are final roster spot kinda guys. Def would help!

              • DK says:
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                @JB Gilpin: Deal is done! Lee for McDaniels. I like everything except for the expiring Sloan. After which I do need to add some assists since I only have 3 high assists PGs. Too bad Nelson failed.

                • JB Gilpin

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                  @DK: Yup, Jameer is not workin out… Sweet on KJ! And MCW is almost back and about to start running some game, I’m pumped!

  8. jcg says:
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    Jabari was dropped in my league. #2 waiver for him if I can? Who is the drop?
    12 team 9 cat

    Conley
    Lillard
    MCW
    KCP
    Elfrid

    Monta
    Tobias
    Giannis
    Anderson
    Copeland

    Cousins
    Hill
    Drummond

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jcg: Yeah I think he picks it up, esepcially towards the second half. Wow, nasty team! I’d probably drop Copeland, but I know that’s a tough drop right now

      • jcg says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB! You guys have been helping me a lot the last couple of years. Aah Copeland is a tough drop right now, I was thinking him or KCP. Was leaning KCP but now you got me all thinkin again

        • JB Gilpin

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          @jcg: Yeah, I like KCP’s upside and will play all year, when the Pacers get West/Hill/Watson back, I dunno if Copeland plays these big minutes. Glad we’re helping not hurting! Haha

  9. I’ve been making trades like crazy. Just trying to figure my team out. As you may remember, I just acquired Derrick Rose for Goran Dragic. Well, following another stinker I just thought I’d float some offers for a top tier SF, one of my team needs and was able to get Rudy Gay.

    I see Charlie Frye sitting out there in free agency but I don’t think I have anywhere to put him. Here’s my roster:

    PG Ty Lawson
    SG Wesley Matthews
    SF Rudy Gay
    PF Serge Ibaka
    C Andre Drummond
    G Darren Collison
    F Jared Sullinger
    UTIL Marc Gasol
    UTIL KCP
    UTIL Donald Sloan
    Bench Jordan Hill
    Bench Jeremy Lin (traded for him yesterday for Trey Burke, who I gave up on)
    Bench MCW

    We’re 12-team H2H 8 category (TOs don’t matter in our league).

    So once again, just wondering if anyone sees anyone I can drop for Frye?

    Thanks JB, Slim and the rest of the Razzball community. You all have a good day!

    • @WNWDOTCOM: Correction. Sorry it’s early. I traded Rose FOR Dragic. Then flipped Dragic for Gay. More coffee. Stat.

      • @WNWDOTCOM: Well I believe I solved my problem. I traded Drummond & Hill for Al Jefferson. I’ll grab Frye tomorrow after it processes. If he’s gone, I’m sure there’s someone else I can get for boards.

        • @WNWDOTCOM: Updating — or talking to myself here, haha — I put KCP on waivers and added Frye to guarantee I get him to replace Hill and Big Al to replace Drummond. I’ll look to pick KCP back up if/when he clears, if not ThrAGNOF! Look what this place has done to me! Ok, now maybe *too much* coffee.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @WNWDOTCOM: Haha so much coffee so little time! Yeah I don’t see a way to get Frye on your team just yet, he’ll “probably” end up being better than KCP, but I wouldn’t drop my lovely KCP.

            Aha, yup that trade helps and love that move! And I see you did do the KCP move, so I am proud of your unbiased ness. MORE COFFEE! Haha

  10. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    12 Team H2H (10 cat w/ off and def rebounds separate)

    Rubio, Dragic
    Knight, Oladipo*, Hill*
    Tobias, TJones
    Millsap, Markieff, Sully
    AD, Nene, Ed Davis

    Just snagged GHill off waivers dropping MKG. (second time hill got dropped, so I felt compelled)

    Anyways, would you drop any of my guys (I’m guessing Ed D and Nene are lowest on the totem pole atm) for any of the following:

    Frye, Alphabet, Carroll, GGreen, Pope, Adams, Iggy (w), MKG (w)

    Thanks!

    • J says:
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      @J: Also, for a different league.

      14 Team H2H (10 CAT w/ Off and def rebs)

      Westbrook*, IT
      Dragic, Oladipo*, Pope
      Draymond, Copeland, KJ
      Faried, TJones
      Bosh, Markieff, Ed Davis

      Trying to weather the injury storm.
      Like any of these:
      Burke (w), Temple, Adams

      Thanks again!

      • JB Gilpin

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        @J: League 1 – yup I’m making a move, I’d grab Frye for Nene, the 3s will help.

        In league 2, mehhhh I personally like Adams in OREB over KJ but they’re close. About all I’d do there. Any time!

  11. RicoSuave says:
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    Great Work man! Thanks.

    I’m in a 12 team H2H points league. Would you drop Jameer Nelson for Brandon Davies or Hollis Thompson?
    Gracias

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RicoSuave: Thanks man! Yeah Nelson is useless, I’d get Hollis. De Nada

  12. scrap says:
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    JB,

    about the hyphenation – have you noticed some people have replaced commas with hyphens?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @scrap: Hahaha that was sorta justa stream of consciousness thing, but yeah they have. I’ll admit I do sometimes too, but sparingly, and intentionally. A sentence that has say, several commas in it – one that I think needs to be broken up a little more eloquently – I will sometimes, but not always, use some dashes. 🙂 Something like that

  13. Trading for Bosh says:
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    Trade Beverley/Horford for Bosh? Would Sloan instead of Beverley be worth a shot or is that not enough?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Trading for Bosh: Yeah both should get it done, at least for me. I love Horford though, so maybe I value him too highly.

  14. hanns says:
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    I was SO close on that Tony Wroten 30 point game call. How do you think he will do once MCW comes back? I’m trying to sell but no one is buying. I just hope him and MCW can co-exist…

    • JB Gilpin

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      @hanns: I know man! I thought it was going into OT too but Tobias hut the buzzer beater. I think he’ll be better than people think, and yea agree they should co-exist. Maybe he still plays 30 mins a game?

  15. I am the Walrus says:
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    I think you need to drop Dragic from Buy Low to Hold ane Pray. He hasn’t made a 3 in 5 flipp’ n games!!!!!!!!!! Maybe the best bet is if Bloedsoe gets hurt again??
    Am I crazy to drop my expectations to 15 pts/ .5 3’s/ 4 rb/ 3.5 asts???? Basically around A.Burks territory???

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @I am the Walrus: So many explamation points! Nah, i think he does better than that and don’t undersell his low TO and nice %s. FG% is down right now but I think it comes back up.

  16. I Am The Liquor says:
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    Hey JB – First time poster on the basketball side of Razzball.

    I’m looking to make some pickups in my league but really not sure how to value some of the players on the wire. FAAB of $100, 14 team keeper auction league with 15 roster spots. I’m looking at Sloan, Copeland, Fournier, Temple, Brooks as possible adds, no idea what I should be spending on guys like this. On my drop list is Sims, Hickson, McLemore. I also have Stuckey in my starting lineup (belch).

    Trying to understand if it’s worth it to spend 1/4 my budget to get a guy like Sloan or Cope this early or if that’s a huge overpay. Any insight / strategy is appreciated!

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @I Am The Liquor: Welcome to the hoops comments, thanks for stoppin by!

      I’d def try to replace all 4 of those guys haha. But I couldn’t drop too much FAAB on Sloan his minutes will disappear sooner than later. Copeland I’d spend the most on, and bet he’d go for less than Sloan. Temple is a great target – playing consistent and without a monster game.

      • I Am The Liquor says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Awesome, thanks for the feedback! Also considering trades. My league structure is keeper roto where you can “sign” a player for up to three years, adding $5 to his salary for each year signed. I have Boogie at $68 this year so probably not a keeper and I’m considering trading him for some depth. Was offered the following:

        Knight (4) and Vucevic (22)
        Knight (4) and Sully (11)
        Marc Gasol (35) and Reggie Jackson (10)

        I’m leaning Knight / Vucevic but think Sully may provide better long term value at that price. Also Knight at 4 seems pretty hard to pass up right?

  17. Wutang says:
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    Guys!! Didn’t gst to read the daily updat yet but I will comment when I do!! But just got offered Timmy Duncan for my Dieng – that sounds like a great trade to me, I may lose some upside if we ever see Diengo Unchained (I read the title!!) but I can probably flip Timmy for Chandler parsons or someone similar – you like or not??

    • Wutang says:
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      @Wutang: in my sleep deprived state of mind I thought it was a questionable trade…. I apologize for such a question

      Also the guy was “hacked” or something

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Wutang: Haha there’s a gltich in the matrix! Def take it

  18. Shaft says:
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    JB– thanks for the advice yesterday. My kemba and deng trade for Rubio got accepted, which has me feeling pretty good. Now the question is who do I pick up with my open roster spot. I think it’s between Frye and #OccupyDraymondGreen. think after giving up Kemba my team is a little light on 3s. I’m leaning towards Draymond because I only have one eligible SF (Terrence Jones) until Durant is back. But i am a little worried about David Lee regaining starting duties. your thoughts?

    My roster is knight, rubio, conley, holliday, beverley, t jones, durant, boogie, m gasol, sullinger, rolo. (8-cat)

    by the way, im sorry for ever having doubted you on knight. they say true love is the soul’s recognition of its counterpart in another, and im just glad you’ve found it with brandon.

    one more thing, sick bad boys reference though bro. dude, your references are out of control everyone knows that. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF6ZSLDwLhM

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      @Shaft: I cant believe i almost forgot this, but any dude willing to lick blake griffin is a guy i want on my team, but you tell me. https://vine.co/v/OeOt5VZurVM

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Shaft: Hahaha awesome This is the end reference! It’s a reference fest!

        Well Kerr sorta hinted Draymond might start the whole year! So I’m def getting DrayDray. Especially with that Blake lick, love it!

        Thank you for your blessing on my Knight love, we will be the celebrity couple everyone aspires to.

  19. Derrick says:
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    Would you trade Brook and Nerlens for Favors? Or is Horford a better target? Or someone else?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Derrick: Yeah I’d have no problem with that Favors trade. I do value Horford higher than most, so he’s a solid target as well

  20. I am the Walrus says:
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    Is it too optimistic to think Wroten’s end of yr numbers could be —— 17 pts/.1.3 3’s/4 rb/4.5 ast? Which is essential Parson’s range, with a drop in percentages?

    • Philzilla says:
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      @I am the Walrus: Yes. Although I own him too and that would be the best thing ever.

    • I am the Walrus says:
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      JB what’s your take? If that’s too optimistic how about — 15pts/1.2 3’s/ 3.5 rb/4 ast??

      • JB Gilpin

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        @I am the Walrus: I’ll take the under on the points and 3s, but yeah I buy those boards and assists. His 3-point shot is kinda funky – only had 4 through the first 4 games before hitting 4 last night. I’d say like 13.5-14 Pts 0.8-0.9 3s.

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          So if all works out with minutes and all, he’s R.Jackson ish?

  21. Philzilla says:
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    I love Josh Smith……………………when I’m playing against him.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Philzilla: Hahahaha, we all do

  22. Dommattingly says:
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    Do I drop Chalmers for PJ Tucker? My other PGs are Lowry, PBEv, and Lin…not the hottest. Thinking of maybe puntin Assists. Chalmers and Pj, who’s a better asset?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dommattingly: Yup I would. I don’t like any of those Heat PG

  23. John says:
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    I was offered Lebron James for my Harden in a 10 team 9cat H2H. Take it?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @John: I would

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @John: Ehhhhh, I had them 4 and 5 in my ranks, so so close. I might tell him I would do it ina week or two, and try to avoid a few more weeks of LeBron growing pains

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @John: I’m surprised. I’d take Harden and I don’t think it’s all that close.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @John: @Slim: Hah so john gets a yes, a very very marginal no, and a strong no. All over the place!

  24. 740 says:
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    Sup JB! question 10team h2h 8cats (no turnovers) who would u rather own, Frye or KCP? i know it depends on needs, but in terms of value who do u rate higher? bottom line if u had to choose one in regards pure talent who would it be?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @740: Hey man! This seems to be the buzz question of the day! Well pure talent I’ll go KCP, but sadly I think Frye will be ranked higher – given if he stays healthy.

  25. Manshi Shah says:
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    Would you mind ranking the following players? Want to drop Eric Gordon, but I cant get myself to in a 14 team league. Help lol?

    14 team 9 cat H2H

    1.) Eric Gordon
    2.) Garrett Temple
    3.) Brandon Davies
    4.) Courtney Lee
    5.) Brandon Wright
    6.) Boris Diaw

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

    PG- Ty Lawson, MCW, Elfrid Payton

    SG- Goran Dragic, Nicolas Batum, Eric Gordon

    SF- Chandler Parsons, Kawhi Leonard, MKG

    PF- Jared Sullinger

    C- Roy Hibbert, Jonas Valanciunas

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Manshi Shah: Yeah I’d drop Gordon… For your team I’d go Temple, Wright, Diaw, Davies, Lee as pickups, Wright moves up bc you need a big

  26. Juan says:
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    I just dropped George Hill for Iman Shumpert, but now I’m thinking about adding Courtney Lee instead… Who’s a better option Lee or Shump?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Juan: I’d rather Lee but not in love with either, I’d stream it if I could

  27. miles proudfoot. says:
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    Haha it was my own fault for picking against my hometown Knicks. To be fair, it’s usually a safe bet. So since you were discussing the Jazzites, what do you think about finally letting go of Trey Burke? Copeland, afformentioned Sloan, are on the waiver.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot.: Haha sorry again man! Yeah I’d def grab Sloan for now for Burke, unless I needed 3s upside only, then Cope

  28. Boom Shakalaka says:
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    When MCW comes back from injury to do see Wroten taking away any of Hollis minutes? Right now I have Brandon Davis and Deng as spots I need to fill once I drop them. I’m also thinking of picking up Mozgov or D.Caroll from the wire.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Boom Shakalaka: some of the minutes, yeah I do. Tough to know how the rotation will shake out. I’d grab Hollis and Mogov

  29. KD Owner says:
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    what’s going on man. enjoyed the post yet again, the whole razzball team is crazy good.

    a few questions for 14 team h2h 9cat daily

    1)brandon knight for jabari parker?

    2)brandon knight & monroe for dragic?

    3)How high are you on lawson still? knight and monroe too low of an offer?

    4)hold henson? — i am so low on blocks, even a second half surge upside i would consider

    others on my team:
    durant, milsap, horford, oladipo, mcw, and streams/scrubsville

    i told my fantasy buddy i get my ranks from Razzball, he checked it out and said it was ‘too much like a blog’ and overlooked it — to his detriment and my benefit! i enjoy your guys’ posting style, we’re all having a laugh anyways. you guys are on point with your calls with good explanations. comment responses are amazing. keep up the amazing work

    • KD Owner says:
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      @KD Owner: oh and draymond green.

      man. i can’t wait til the game milsap just lights it up majorly in every category

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @KD Owner: Thanks man!

        1 – Def want knight there.
        2 – Whewwwww, two sell highs for a buy low… I’d rather Knight side, but I’m biased with my Knight love.
        3 – I still like Lawson, but he’s still int he Dragic-ish range I might hold there too
        4 – Nah, PT is too undefined I’d look elswhere.

        Too much like a blog?! I dunno what that even means! Everything in fantasy is a blog unless it’s just boring numbers-talk with no fun! Thanks so much man!

        Oh and well, Millsap had a pretty nasty one last night!

        • KD Owner says:
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          @JB Gilpin: yeah millsap’s line was dirty as hell. good luck to you guys

        • KD Owner says:
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          @JB Gilpin: ibaka or millsap and knight?

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @KD Owner: whew wow close, if my blocks weren’t crippled, I’d take Millsap do knight for Ibaka

  30. Nathan says:
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    Do you like Draymond Green better than Ed Davis right now? It’s a 10-team standard 9-cat H2H.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nathan: Yup! Gimme Green

  31. m1chael says:
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    Hey JB

    I’m short a SG cause I got 4 PG only eligible players(Westbrook, Lillard, Walker, MCW). Thinking about dropping Ed Davis for Courtney Lee. The mins are going to be there for him and I got Horford, Favors, JV, and Adams to some what cover my reb/blks. What do you think? Here are the available players: C. Lee, Shumpert, Tucker, Chandler,

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @m1chael: Meeeehhhh, I mean Lee is fine and all, but I like Davis a good bit more. Are you losing a lot of games without having SG depth?

      • m1chael says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Maybe like 1/2 games a week. I was thinking of trading one of my PG’s for a PG/SG eligible player but I don’t know who to target. Was targeting Brandon Knight but the owner is short on SG’s also. Can you think of any PG/SG eligible players I could possibly target thats a buy low option? Already looked into the Dragon and I’d like to pass on him because of his playoff schedule.

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          @m1chael: Maybe a few good games from Walker and I could shop him around for a SG/SF.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @m1chael: Walker yeah is a good shop. Isaiah Thomas has PG/SG now in yahoo, I would shoot that owner a buy low

  32. scrotchs says:
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    Drajic and kanter for knight and green? Or kemba and kanter for knight and green?

    I’m the kemba/dragic side. Would you do those deals

    • scrotchs says:
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      Also I have a good group of pgs, I want to trade at least one of them. Can you rank them for me and let me know who a good canidate to trade away is. Thanks!

      6 cat- pts, rebs, ast, 3’s, arms, blow

      Dragic, kemba, d will, Bledsoe, Payton, p bev

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @scrotchs: I’d prefer Kemba deal, but I like them both. I like Knight a lot obviously haha. I’d put Bledsoe over D Will, but like that order otherwise, I think Kemba is the best sell, I hope he has a second straight big one

  33. DAMAIANTRILLARD says:
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    H2H 9CAT + FTM + FGM (so 11CAT total) – 14 teams
    This is my current team: Steve Blake Por – PG,SG
    Terrence Ross Tor – SG,SF
    Shane Larkin NY – PG
    Kyle Korver Atl – SG,SF
    Al Horford Atl – PF,C
    Wesley Matthews Por – SG,SF
    John Henson Mil – PF,C
    Brandon Knight Mil – PG,SG
    Darren Collison Sac – PG
    Jeff Teague Atl – PG
    Goran Dragic Pho – PG,SG
    Mason Plumlee Bkn – PF,C
    Anthony Davis NO – PF,C
    Ed Davis LAL – PF,C
    Jordan Hill LAL – PF,C
    Steven Adams OKC – C
    I offered my friend desperate for a PG, Knight and Teague or (Knight and Hill), for his DeMarcus Cousins, and he countered back with Waiters, Deng, and Cousins, for my Teague, Knight, and Hill. I kind of think I am already really behind in PG stats already due to Dragic being a shit head so far (I still have hope and am keeping him though). So essentially I am looking at this trade as Teague, Knight, and Hill for Deng and Cousins, cause Waiters is garbage and I’m sure I’d drop him instantly. What do you guys think? Should I just try to dominate REB BLKS PTS and punt assists or am I over doing it with my bigs? Here’s my friend’s team if you guys think of any better counter offers:
    Kemba Walker Cha – PG
    Dwyane Wade Mia – PG,SG
    Kyrie Irving Cle – PG,SG
    DeMarre Carroll Atl – SF,PF
    Brandon Davies Phi – PF
    Giannis Antetokounmpo Mil – SG,SF
    Marcin Gortat Was – C
    Trevor Booker Uta – PF
    Luol Deng Mia – SF,PF
    Terrence Jones Hou – SF,PF
    DeMarcus Cousins Sac – PF,C
    Spencer Hawes LAC – PF,C
    Dion Waiters Cle – SG
    Carlos Boozer LAL – PF,C
    Lance Thomas OKC – SF,PF
    Solomon Hill Ind – SF

    • DAMAIANTRILLARD says:
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      @DAMAIANTRILLARD: BTW I countered back w/ original offer of Hill and Knight for Cousins. What are your thoughts?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @DAMAIANTRILLARD: Deng and Waiters are useless. Obviously I love Cuz… I think I’m good with Teague Knight Hill for him, Hill is def must-own in 14 but getting low down there, and be dropping Waiters for another PG option. Def would push for that hill Knight deal too

        • DAMIANTRILLARD says:
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          @JB Gilpin: All right JB I pulled the trigger on a Knight/Teague/Hill for Cousins/TJones. Everyone I talk to thinks I did great but I can’t help but feel I should have stayed put as my team has been and is still winning. Call it trader’s remorse. What do you think?

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            @DAMIANTRILLARD: I think in a 10er I wouldn’t like it, but since 14 teams, I love getting the depth and loading on PG. I like it!

  34. Dommattingly says:
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    Should I drop Javale McGee ( I also own Mozgov) and Chalmers for Tucker and Davies?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dommattingly: I def do Tucker dropping Chalmers, but probably holding McGee, Davies can only score, does nothing else

  35. Aiden says:
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    Hey JB

    We now have Jarrett Jack, and Shane Larkin on waiver wire. Also P.J. Tucker.

    Would you take any of them over any of these guys?

    Jammer Nelson
    Manu Ginobli
    Donald Sloan(worried he will be on pine when Hill comes back)
    Andre Iguodala(further drop in value when Livingston comes back?)
    Rudy Gobert

    T Booker or Hollis Thompson or Miles PLumlee for Rudy Gobert?

    Gobert is nice for blocks and boards, but nothing else. I need him to score some points. I don’t know.

    Thank you!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Aiden: ummm, can you stream spots? Other than Sloan for the next few weeks, all these guys are interchangeable. I like Booker and Thompson and PJ as adds the most over Gobert Ginobili and Nelson

  36. Boom Shakalaka says:
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    Draymond is still on the curb with his thumb sticking out waiting for someone to pick him up. I dont like hitchhikers but he has a trusting face!

    Can I drop any of these guys or which two guys could I package in a trade to grab Green from the wire???

    WESTY
    LAWSON
    HOLIDAY
    COLLISON
    T.EVANS
    K.MARTIN

    IBAKA
    HORFORD
    A.JEFFERSON
    B.LOPEZ
    T.JONES
    GIBSON

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Boom Shakalaka: Haha hitchhikers guide to the fantasy championship! Whewwww, well, I might drop West. But your team is loaded. BroLo+Gibson for a big man upgrade?

  37. I Am The Liquor says:
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    @JB Gilpin: My league structure is keeper roto where you can “sign” a player for up to three years, adding $5 to his salary for each year signed. I have Boogie at $68 this year so probably not a keeper and I’m considering trading him for some depth. Was offered the following:

    Knight (4) and Vucevic (22)
    Knight (4) and Sully (11)
    Marc Gasol (35) and Reggie Jackson (10)

    I’m leaning Knight / Vucevic but think Sully may provide better long term value at that price. Also Knight at 4 seems pretty hard to pass up right?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @I Am The Liquor: Mmmmmm Brandon Knight…. Yeah. I would do the Vuc one for sure

  38. Clos says:
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    Jb just picked up Copeland just in time for his big game yesterday but what do you think about dropping him for courtney Lee?
    Need the treys that’s why I love Copeland but Lee will probably have the minutes
    What do you think?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clos: I’d rather Copelamd right now, I think I’d ride it for a bit, but once Pacers start coming back healthy, I’d move to Lee

  39. Don Majkowski says:
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    10 team H2H 10cat

    Just traded my Rondo, Wroten & Boozer for Westbrook & KevMartin. Howd i do?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Don Majkowski: A++++++ sir! Awesome selling Wroten high, might hurt ya the next couple weeks, but long term ita s championship winning trade

  40. Lasandro says:
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    BAHAHA It’s Always Sunny and Chappelle Show refs, with a testi joke sprinkled in the middle?! Et voila! Nice one mate 🙂

    As I tweeted ya yesterday, that Kemba line has me looking forward to some spicier lines. And how about dat Tricky Ricky! MCW apparently looking good in training. Lowry smashing fools and getting to the line while he’s at it. I just need Ty to come round already and score some damn pts, then I’ll have my PG orgy fest complete

    Now that we’ve all seen jimmy B in preseason and early season, how would you re-consider his overall season stats going forward? I kinda see him putting up less efficient Kawhi-type lines, with possibly for FTs and less 3s

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Haha thanks man!

      Yup, looking up a little for Kemba! But I dunno if he can be that efficient or be a 7 dime kinda guy the way the Hornets are lookin…But damn, yeah Ricky/MCW/Lowry – ORGY INDEED! haha

      Well, before going too nuts, His first two games this year were without Rose. Given his last one was with Rose and was awesome, Pts were down and I see him being closer to 15 PPG, but yeah mini-Kawhi sounds good! Esp. since Kawhi was awful today

      • Lasandro says:
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        @jb Gilpin: don’t you forget Ty in that orgy, now. Eyes Wide Open when he passing out those orgy dime bags

        I was thinkin, with Lowry playing well and my team still needing a good scoring and boarding punch with KD sidelined, shall I shop him around? Perhaps buy low offer for a melo? LMA? Dirk? Marc? Also wouldn’t mind rather trying a kemba for Gay, but doubt the manager will bite. Or do I just hold everyone? Here’s my current squad again:

        Ty
        Jimmy
        T jones
        Gortat
        Lowry
        Kieff
        Kemba
        Ricky
        Asik
        KD *
        Serge
        Trill
        MCW *

        Also, with Oladipo perhaps returning by the months end, is anyone on my team worth dropping him for? He’s so much fun to own but I’m kinda liking everyone on my squad. Oh oh and Kieff: I know he’s playing gangbusters now but can we picture a 17/7 kinda line out of him from here on in? Agreed with you re: jimmy

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: Haha well done. Kidman is so hot.

          I def would start with Gay offers using Kemba. For Kieff – yeah man it’s sustainable! Was at this pace last year, just in lower minutes. Now the unquestioned starter.

          Man I want to get Oladipo on your team… I would over Asik but I know you need the big man stats…

          • Lasandro says:
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            @JB Gilpin: And now that Bogut has been dropped by someone, I’m thinkin I can afford to trade away my Gortat and a quality guard for a really good player then add Andy off the wire. I had a ridiculous offer of my Lowry and Serge for Drummond and Tyson in my inbox when I woke up… no one takin this sht seriously aahh! Dude has Wall, Harden and Drummond on his team and I was targeting Wall with my Lowry and Gortat, as hes been streaming a couple of different bigs off the wire. Shame. BTW, if I were to include Serge in any trade talks, which bigs apart from AD would you currently rank higher than him for me to target? Oh I should mention that this particular league is a roto

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            @jb Gilpin: also, worth floating a Lowry for dirk offer? I know he’s not a big boarder but so elite elsewhere and may fit my team well. Big al or LMA or Blake are all perfect for my squad but their owners have half masts for them and consider them so much more valuable than even my ibaka.. Funny how highly n00bs regard counting stats! Meanwhile, my Rubio went down and Ty and tjones are acryched for today and tomorrow… Wtf!

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            @jb Gilpin: overload yes, but another guy is tentatively talking my Lowry for kawhi.. What you think? Lowry is smashing it for me and I know you ranked kawhi higher but is the gap big enough for me to strongly consider this for my squad?

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Lasandro: I don’t think I have any bigs over AD for Serge. Would have to be a package.

              St00pid n00bs! I’d def be down getting Dirk for Lowry, they’re close, but I like Dirk a tad more in roto. Big Al put the Hornets on his back tonight, even if Stephenson made the garbage buzzer beater. Even as a semi-Hornets fan, that was garbage…

              Rubio is awful. Loved him this year, looking good, hitting shots… So sad.

              Eesh the Kawhi one is neck and neck. I’m not panicking over Kawhi’s slow start, but man… I think i’d roll the dice Kawhi gets it together, hes better for roto as well

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              @jb Gilpin: hm so it sounds like Kyle for dirk brings be back better value than if I went for kawhi? If you think that’s the case brother, I’ll shoot the offer off immediately. Kawhi is beastly though but jimmy B is really bringing some of those great all round stats. With d rose possibly siting every now and then, he gets pts too…

              • JB Gilpin

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                @Lasandro: Yeah I think I do, Dirk’s great %s and low TO get undervalued in roto

  41. Tyler says:
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    I think this is where I should post this since its all about Hayward. Haha.
    How you doin guys I know that these first few weeks will be most critical for that championship crown, what do you think of these offers im planning to propose?
    A.) Hayward for Batum straight up
    B.) BroLo + Jrue for Batum
    C.) Hayward + Sully for Ibaka
    D.) Hayward + J.Hill for Ibaka

    Should i sell high on hayward and buy low on Batum or will hayward surpass him this year?

    Here is my lineup and im punting points btw..
    Cp3 rubio jrue beverley
    Kawhi hayward tjones draymond
    Horford brolo rolo j.hill sully

    Should i swap one of my players for some FAs availabe?

    Notable FA:
    G.Hill
    Dieng
    Mozgov
    Gallo
    McBob
    Danny Green
    MKG
    McDaniels
    McGee
    KCP

    Thank you very much guys. Great job as always. Love your site!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Tyler: Yup all good! A – love it, B – love it, C -love it, D – love em all! I like Batum, he is off a great game last night too. Nah, i don’t see any drops, lowest on your totem pole is Pbev and there’s no one I would replace him with. Thanks man!

  42. Ryan says:
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    Hey JB I was wondering what you thought of my team I’m struggling with injuries and wonder if you think I should just be patient unt my guys come back or if I should make some moves. I gave back Lebron to get a first round pick since it was a two keeper league. I kept wall and westbrook.

    PG wall
    Sg Stephenson
    SF Parsons
    Pf ibaka
    C gortat
    C Dieng
    G Nelson
    Falphabet
    U ross

    B Calderon
    Hawes
    Plumlee
    Kcp
    IR westbrook
    It’s a 10 cat 12er h2h
    Thanks for any and all input I won week one but am getting crushed this week so want to get some insight. Keep up the great work.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Ryan: Injuries are def hurting you, and it sucks that you have some stashes that I don’t “want” to drop but you kinds need production now. I would drop nelson first and foremost though, then easily Hawes right after. Can you stream with multiple moves a week and is it a daily league? I’d stream those spots, and probably would drop Plumlee too if I needed to chase some categories this weekend.

  43. the_henchmen says:
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    I just closed a deal for brandon knight for greg monroe!

    talk about selling high!

    hopefully the trade doesnt get vetoed.

    thanks for making me draft brandon knight!

    you the man JB!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @the_henchmen: Thanks man! Wait, so you gave up Knight for Monroe? I dunno, my Brandon Knight love makes me rather have knight at this point 🙂

      • the_henchmen says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        by love you mean he doesnt know if he wants to shoot pass to throw the ball out of bounds? then yes i love him also!

        i kind of have Depth issues and when durant comes back i wont have enough room. so im pulling the trigger now since brandon knight is pretty high in value now.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @the_henchmen: Hah one play vs. being a top 10-15 (depending on what source you use) player right now 🙂 I’ll take that he’s a top 10-15 player.

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