Man, at this rate Rudy Gobert might cost me a 2nd round pick!

Rudy Gobert, the interior trance from France, the reason who is Parisian, the… the…” OK I’m out of boxer intro phrases.  He’s just really redonk good, going 19/22/2/0/4, just one point from a Goro!  And you can’t even say “just one more made FT” as he made all 3 of em!  8-11 FG, 3-3 FT, only one TO, and the Gobi desert has claimed the lives of another opposing frontline!

We all knew he’d be good, but I don’t think too many people thought he’d be this good.  Of those waiver-wire-added big men that have found their way to fantasy glory this year, I think it’s easily becoming Gobert as the front runner in 2015-16 Fantasy drafts.  You could say, he’s already working his way into my #1 sleeper glory hole.  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy basketball action:

Khris Middleton The Duchess misses so muchess!  After a red hot stretch, Middletit hit only 6-21 from the field in 45 OT-aided minutes.  Made 3-5 from deep though!  Maybe should’ve ditched those layups for more treys!  Still goes 18/4/1/1/0 in a good line.

Michael Carter-Williams Whoa, look at MCW making FT FTW!  Well, they lost, and I used way too many acronyms.  Hit 12-15 from the stripe in a saucy 28/8/4/4/0 line making 8-20 from the field and “only” 3 TO.  We’ll take it!

Ersan Ilyasova Just keeps on growing!  I think I can make him a Six-foot-two Turkey!  19/10/2/1/0 with no TO and a trey hitting 8-13.  Only 2-4 FT though, and 3 for his last 7 at the stripe spread across the last 5 games.  At least the volume is doin’ nada to ya!

Ian Mahinmi “Mahin-Mi?!  Mahin-You!”  8/10/2/1/4 making all 4 FG.  Has his issues with FT (only 0-1 last night, but is atrocious), however Roy Hibbert has a sore elbow and it could cost him a few more.  The second half collapse is making Roy lonely!

Rodney Stuckey – Playing like a monster.  After taking the lead a couple days ago in the Daily Notes, 37 minutes off the bench last night for 25/6/6/1/0 on 8-17 FG and 8-10 FT.  Mmmm, high volume FT!  I want it to Stuckey all over my squad!

Beno Udrih – Well, Memphis benched everyone and they lost by everything.  Shocker!  Beno got 26 muinutes as the starter for Mike Conley going a very boring 8/2/5.  Nick Calathes was worse, with a pulling-your-hair-out worthy 1-9 FG 1-2 FT and 4/7/3 with 2 TO.  The Grizz B team gets an F.

Jeff Green Wow, so you would’ve expected some upside, BUT NO!  He’s terrible!  Told ya!  8/6/3/1/0 with 2 TO shooting 3-8 from the field in 22 awful minutes.  Remember this game?!  What happened to THAT Jeff Green?!?!?!

Marcin Gortat Looked like a Forty foot Pole!  Well, playing against the Grizz B team can do that…  22/9/2/3/3 in a rainbow with no TO.

Drew Gooden – Got the start for Nene (personal) and went 13/5/3/1/0 hitting 4-9 FG and 5-6 FT.  Not bad for a 70-year-old!  If he gets another start, could be a nice deeper streamer.

Ramon Sessions – Also benefited from some junky junk time for 9/6/6.  At least he has a tad of something left in the tank!

Corey Brewer – Taking over the Rockets!  Best scorer on the team!  Mini-Beard is now Major-Beard!  25/5/0/1/0 making 10-15 FG.  What a pickup that’s been for Houston.

Gordon Hayward Oh man, I thought Slim was about to take him for 30 points on the questionable tag, and he woulda been close!  Although we both missed the obvious one…  Anyway, 29/4/7/1/1 hitting 10-17 FG (3-4 3PTM 6-10 FT) and showing no lingering effects of his back strain.  Except maybe at the FT line.  Back locked up on him when he had to stand still!

Rodney Hood Whoa, supplanting Mr. Fundamental!  33 minutes of 20/1/2/1/0 making 3 treys for a career best in Pts.  Yeah, he’s up to 12-team ThrAGNOFfable right now!

 Alexey Shved – The Moscow stats-cow!  The Russian concussion!  Ok, enough with the rhymes…  14/11/6 with a trey and only 1 TO.  A ton of Knicks had usable fantasy lines!  They might even be a .500 team if they played the Lakers all 82!

Tim Hardaway Jr. – Came off the bench, but got his ThrAGNOFfy self all hot and went 22/3/2 with 5 treys.  “It’s gettin’ hot in hurr, so make all your shots be threes!”  Thanks Nelly.

Cleanthony Early – Mr. Clean!  As in, keeping your ratios clean!  11/3/0/0/2 on 4-6 FG (1-1 3PTM 2-2 FT).  Eh, he’s still learning and made it work vs. the atrocious Lakers.

Jordan Hill – Ya know, this line looks about right!  19/10/1/0/1 hitting 8-14 FG (and added a 3PTM for good measure!) and this could be about what we expect.  As long as he’s burying the mid-range.  And they let him play at least 29 minutes.  Which they didn’t even do last night…

Kyrie Irving Whoa, JB!  Way to bury the lead!  Kyrie was just unreal for a season’s-best 57 burger!  20-32 FG (7-7 3PTM 10-10 FT) 57/3/5/4/0 with only 2 TO.  And the Cavs had no business staying in this game!  Spurs all but had it locked up before some missed freebies and a nutso 3, from Kryie, to put it in OT…  Oops, I said no more rhymes!  This was unanimously the game of the year so far.  So much fun.

LeBron James – Lebron+Kyrie for 88 Pts last night.  Sheesh.  31/5/7/2/1 from BronBron to not be overshadowed.  Or over widow peaked.

Kevin Love Got benched a lot down the stretch in favor of… Are you ready for this… James Jones?!  WTF Blatt?!  Maybe he was told to make this game stay interesting for ratings…  Anyway, Love for 33 minutes for 8/5/2/0/0 on only 2-10 shooting.  Yikes.  Curse of Slim’s 30-Point Challenge pick!

Kawhi Leonard Oh man, he’s going to be kicking himself hardcore for missing those two FT late.  Missed the icing on the cake!  It was an un-iced cake!  So like, Angel food?  24/9/7/1/1 hitting 9-14 FG with those 5-8 FT.  Someone’s gonna have to do extra reps in practice tomorrow!

Tim Duncan – The ageless wonder!  18/11/8/1/4 hitting 7-11 FG after hyper-extending his elbow two days ago.  “He’s more machine now, than man.”

Danny Green The stroke is sweet!  The cats, elite!  Dammit, I don’t know what’s with the rhyyming today!!!!  Maybe I’m thinking in St. Patty’s limericks in preparation…  Anyway, 24/4/1/2/4 hitting 5 treys.  Hopefully you bought low and have a bye week, so you can chug immense amounts of Guinness on Tuesday!

Tony Parker Man, just a few weeks ago he was looking like an E on the tank.  But 19+ points in 6 of 7, 23+ in 4 straight, and still chipping in some dimes.  31/5/6 last night, but only 1-3 FT?!  The Spurs missing too many freebies!  Definitely pushing me towards extra Jamseon.

 

Streamers/Cheap Daily League Picks:

Ray McCallum (9% owned) – Still struggling to shoot a basketball, but had 9 AST to 0 TO last time out and gets to lick his chops against the Sixers.  A squad Aaron Brooks looked like Derrick Rose against.  And I’m talking healthy Rose, not gimpy Rose!

Marvin Williams (10% owned) – Sounds like Al Jefferson dodged a long-term injury with his calf, and Cody Zeller is close with the shoulder, but both will be out tonight leaving a lot of big man minutes for Marvin.  And it’s a dream matchup against the Bulls, who you’d imagine would play a ton of Nikola Mirotic at the 4 to match up (especially if Joakim Noah sits one more) and No Minutes Mirotic is also No D Mirotic.  Pumped for this one.

 

I hope everyone is having a solid week heading into the H2H playoffs, and we’ll catch you next Monday to get ready for the fantasy postseason!

  1. Lasandro says:
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    Would you rather Stuckey or Mo Will these days?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Still Mo Will, trust the 3s and dimes more

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb Gilpin: what if you throw in shved into the mix? Still Mo?

      I’m thinking of swapping Miro with Nurk off the wire as I’m in need of some major brds, particularly offensively and I think Miro should regress with jimmy coming back surely in the next couple of games. Asik, MKG and T-Rob are available too. Nurk still the prime candidate or MKG?

      • Lasandro says:
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        @jb Gilpin: I should add to this that Tucker is available too and he’s a big time O boarder with stls, which is something I’m competitive in also. But good good brds with other prod is what’s needed

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb Gilpin: on top of that, I think I may just go ahead and drop Rubio because of these nagging ankle issues. No one wants him because of these dnps so shall I just grab kemba or stuckey off the wire for him? Essentially a guard who dimes and brds hard is what I’m going for. Damn Rubio’s bloody ankles!!

      • Lasandro says:
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        @jb Gilpin: dang, dude with better waiver grabbed kemba. Well guess stuckey while he’s hot is gonna be better for me than restricted Rubio no? Once IT2 and eventually jimmy returns, my asts will surely come back. Look forward to your response re: who I should drop Miro for..

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          @Lasandro: I wouldn’t drop Rubio, even in a shallower. His boards will help ya more than Stuckey. I don’t trust Stuckey to keep up this unreal run either.

          Mannnnn, I wouldn’t want to lose Miro either. BUt yeah Nurk fits the need I’m fine grabbing him

        • Lasandro says:
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          @jb Gilpin: think I should hold off picking up nurk till he’s like, you know, logging more than 10min haha? Man an article on Roto speculated that jimmy may be back as early as tomorrow vs OKC! Sure hope there’s truth to that. He’d help my fg%, brds (even O brds) and stls woes immediately

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            @Lasandro: Well I doubt Buckets is back that quick, and yeah Nurk is tough to add with some sure minutes limits still… Miro playing great too. nugs benching Foye just for rest scares me to trust any of their guys

  2. dom says:
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    Barkley made a good point last night asking why Love wasn’t posting up when Diaw’s undersized french butt was guarding him. Imagine how good Cleveland would be if they implemented their superstars correctly.

    Thanks to some razzball tips and great managing by yours truly (pats on back), I’m coasting to a roto league championship. BUT I gotta do something for the last month of the season right? So which of these categories that I’ve been ignoring for a while now should get my attention: rebounds (333 lead over next highest) assists (90) steals (38) blocks (47) points (223).

    Typing them out now makes me realize I’ll probably continue to only care about 3’s and FG%. Thanks for all the help!

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      @dom: Yup there was a lot of speculation about that… Definitely was weird…

      Thanks man! I imagine points is the only cat that could quickly swing against ya. Steals a close second. So I’d maybe load up on an extra G here and there, maybe get ones that don’t shoot too many 3s since you got that locked up and help FG%. So like, Will Barton comes to mind ya know? Any time!

  3. J says:
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    Worth dropping Canaan or Bass for Shved?

    14 Team H2H (10 CAT w/OREBS)

    Westbrook, Dragic, Canaan
    Oladipo, IT
    Draymond, Covington, Gallinari
    Faried, Markieff
    Whiteside, Olynyk, Bass

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J: Sure I think Shved is an add. Probably dropping Bass

  4. yan yala says:
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    Would it be crazy trading Al Jeff for the trance from France? Monsieur Elbow??

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @yan yala: Haha glad that’s catchin on! Yeah as long as scoring doesn’t take a huge hit on your team, I’d probably take Gobert.

      • yan yala says:
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        @JB Gilpin: what about trading rubio and millsap for kawhi and favors
        my team:
        Pg- lowry, kemba, rubio, mo will
        Sg- danny green, gallinari
        Sf- hayward, draymond
        Pf- The Brow, millsap
        C- Al jeff, dieng, Noel

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          @yan yala: Really really hurts your dimes. Kawhi is an absolute monster, but I don’t think you need any additional big man stats I think I’d hold off on that one due to team construction

  5. Frank White says:
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    Wutup JB.. Josh Smith was dropped. Should I scoop him off waivers or not worth it?? I have room with a streamer spot or 2

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: Nah, he’s been bad lately on top of the bad %s

  6. Dante Green says:
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    Mannn.. I was watching that game between mia and sas! As elite as Leonard is… He shouldn’t have missed those freethrows! Chokeeee hah. And what has JKidd been feeding MCW! Dude’s been taking lots of FTs, and actually making it! And only 3 tos in 40 mins of play? UNREAL. I know I asked if it’s OK to offer him and Bad boy Hassan for Ibaka, but after that huge game from MCW I’m gonna go for Marc G or Cousins now! Hah

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      @Dante Green: Hah you mean CLE! I’ve def made that mistake a few times 🙂

      Well if blocks is a need especially, I kinda like Ibaka over Gasol. But yeah, Cuz would be a monster haul. Good luck!

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    Oh I always wondered if assists in basketball are like hockey where the last person to touch the ball before the next guy scores gets the assist? Like if a guy passes to another then the other guy goes for a layup, does the first guy get assist? Or if someone shoots a brick and their teammate gets the rebound and scores, assist?

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      @Frank White: Definitely not the second one. Mostly yes to the first one. There’s sometimes a tad of subjectivity to it, but usually a pass to a guy who takes one dribble and scores is a dime, sometimes two if it’s like fast break and created by the pass. But if a guy passes it, scorer takes a dribble or two and creates his own move all by himself they might not give the dime to the passer

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        @JB Gilpin: while it’s not a technical description, I always thought of an assist as a fluid motion between two players. The pass to the scorer and then like JB said, one to two dribbles on a cut or fast break, or one or two dribbles to a spot up shooter. It’s really a teamwork type stat which always made it one of my favorites and I think most beautiful plays in basketball.

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          @miles proudfoot: it’s the nonverbal communication and such, two people acting in sync. [fade out to spice girls when two become one] geez.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot: @Frank White: Yeah I like that, calling it a fluid motion. I love assists too, when I watcha agme I very rarely yell or jump up on a monster dunk, but when it’s a sick pass I always yell, well, “SICK PASS!” Haha

      • Frank White says:
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        Thnx.. Yeah cause In hockey and soccer most of the times I respect the assist more then the goal and in basketball depending on the assist that’s why ask

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Frank White: Yup I agree!

  8. runningthroughthe6withmywoes says:
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    Hey I’m in a 10 team h2h points league. Our playoffs actually started this week and I’m currently down 30 points. I was wondering if it’s worth dropping either David West or Bradley Beal for Ish Smith, Marcus Morris, or Tony Snell tonight? I already dropped Trey Burke for Marvin Williams. Thanks

    My Team:
    Dennis Schroder
    Khris Middleton
    Draymond Green
    Marvin Williams
    Rudy Gobert
    Louis Williams
    Paul Millsap
    Stephen Curry
    Jonas Valanciunas
    Nicolas Batum
    Marc Gasol
    David West
    George Hill

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      @runningthroughthe6withmywoes: Sure, I think I’d wanna drop West first, but yes in playoff weeks when you’re down, you gotta make moves strong and hard. And with Schroder questionable tonight as well, I’d be ready to grab another guy for him. Of those options, leaning the gamble on Ish

      • runningthroughthe6withmywoes says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah I’m gonna check up on Schroder before tonights games. If he’s a no go who do you like? I’ve got Marcus Morris, Tony Snell, Marcus Smart, Gary Neal, Will Barton, Austin Rivers, and Shaun Livingston on the wire. Thanks again, I’ve been lurking/posting occasionally here for 2 years now. Good stuff!

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @runningthroughthe6withmywoes: Kinda luke warm on Snell, and don’t fully trust either Mrcus… Kinda liking Barton, GS to bench everyone and WB’s playing pretty well

  9. jcg says:
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    Going into the playoffs would you rather roll with McLemore, Ish, Canaan, Jack or Brewer?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jcg: I think I’d take Canaan for 3s/Ast upside

  10. AJ says:
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    Who would you start today from Aaron Brooks, Deng or David lee with Golden state resting players? thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AJ: Ah sorry I missed ya! Who’d you go with?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @AJ: Schweet!

  11. mark says:
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    10 team h2h. nurkic is on the waiver wire still. should i drop bargnani for him?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mark: Hmmm. If you’re team is good in Pts I would

  12. Michael says:
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    Hey Jb ,

    I have a question I am in 13 team roto 9 and we have 3 keepers for next year. I was wondering who should I keep? suggestions

    PG. damian lillard, kemba walker, ish smih , Norris cole
    sg-sf: derozan, Stephenson, giannis antetekumpo, eric Gordon, ginoboli
    pf-c: andre Drummond, gourgi dieng, nerlens noel, Michael Beasley, bimbo

    I was thinking of keeping: lillard, kemba and giannis
    I was going to keep Drummond but his free throws are just horrible. Noel is also tempting.

    thanks

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Michael: Yeah Roto the FT is tough to take with Drummo. My top guys are probably those you listed. I kinda think Noel might be a keep over Kemba. Gives you a great mix of stats with Giannis and I wouldn’t be shocked if the Hornets bring back Mo Williams

  13. Frank White says:
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    Hey JB.. I just need a streams for tomorrow and I’m real close with REb and steals or that’s what I need. Should I drop Terrance Ross for Justin Hamilton or Brandon Wright for the day??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: Sure, yeah I’m good streaming Hamilton tomo losing Ross

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks Man!!!

  14. Kenny says:
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    Does it make sense to drop Tyler Zeller for Justin Hamilton? or should I just wait on Zeller?

    • Kenny says:
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      @Kenny: I meant Cody Zeller… oops

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Kenny: Hah, yeah I’m fine losing either Zeller for him, to be honest

  15. Shaft says:
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    would you rather own Shved, Stuckey, clarkson, bradley, or Knight with playoffs starting tomorrow? I’ll probably end up with the 3 seed after losing 0-8 this week. thanks dawg!

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      @Shaft: for more context my team is:

      G: Lillard, Rubio, Mo Will, Deron Williams, Knight
      F: durant, draymond green, Covington, Favors
      C: Boogie, Whiteside, Gortat

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        @Shaft: Ugh sucks you got that bad loss! Get healthy Durant!

        I don’t think AST is a need at all, so throwing out Clarkson. Man Shved has been so good! So has Stuckey! I think I’ll lean Shved to grab over Knight. Good luck man!

  16. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Hi, JB. Is there going to be any kind of Razzbracket Challenge this year?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: Good question man, totally forgot about it! I might not have a chance to promo it until tomorrow, but I’ll make it the open of the daily notes

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: Tomo as in, Tuesday’s daily notes. About done with this morning’s

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Nice! All the DNP’s are wreaking havoc on my poor RCL team, so I may need a different kind of hoops fix before too long.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Clyde Prompto: Haha yeah man, this weekend was brutal… I’ll have the contest up for tomorrow morning and I have a good idea for the prize, nothing huge, but should make it fun

  17. Jon says:
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    Would you drop Jimmy Butler for Alexey Shved? Considering how Butler won’t be back for a while and the Bulls only have 3 games per playoff week?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jon: Depends, if I didn’t have a bye (which sounds like you don’t) and it looks to be a tight matchup, I probably would

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