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After a day of giving thanks, fantasy owners got a huge boost while scarfing microwaved plates of Thanksgiving leftovers with Russell Westbrook healing up and putting on a historic comeback off the broken hand.  Is this guy’s bones made of Adamantium or what?!  Señor Westback seems to beat his timetable every injury the past few years, which I don’t know if it’s really a good or bad thing… Can heal fast, but is gettin’ hurt a lot!  Reckless Russell.  The made-for-TV Skinimax sequel to Wreck-It Ralph starring Russell Westback.  I’d watch that!  Although they’re apparently making a Wreck-It Ralph 2, which I hope embraces some Grand Theft Auto elements.  Would make sense to star Russell Westback!  Rated R, sorry kids…  It’s like confusing them with Death to Smoochy having a purple dinosaur.  Anyway, Westbrook absolutely torched the Knicks last Friday night in his return for 32/7/8 hitting 12-17 shots and notching three treys.  Twas the first 32 Pts 8 Ast game in 24 minutes or less in the shot-clock era.  It was like stealing the car, then running over the driver trying to sprint away for good measure.  Even though it’s “just” his hand, got a huge layoff from that game until facing the Pelicans tomorrow.  Plenty of time to catch up on his turkey leftovers, and refuel to give fantasy owners that first-round production for the bulk of the season ahead.  So drop the confetti, and welcome Westback!  But let’s hope it’s a little less Reckless, and we’ll take 25/5/5 every 24 minutes without any issues… Here’s what else went on around the league since we’ve been off from Thanksgiving:

David West David Westback!  Acting runs in the family… Started on Friday making his season debut from that kankle, going 18/6/4, then was able to go back-to-back for only 14/6/0/0/0 Saturday.  Going to take a ton of shots, but I don’t expect much anywhere else except a handful of boards.  Worth being sure he’s owned in shallower leagues should you be in a league with sloths.

DeMar DeRozan DeMar Westnotback!  Just couldn’t follow in his family’s footsteps with their acting lineage… Tore his groin, and man, if that’s not the worst injury for a porn star, I dunno what is!  He’s hoping to be back in four weeks, but surgery and/or extended rehab with lingering issues could make this a very lengthy injury.  Brutal, especially for a guy that has been a durable durango.  I’d lean towards holding in all leagues, maybe 8ers or desperate 10 teamers can make the hasty drop.

Greivis Vasquez – Got the start with DeRozan out, for 19/0/5/1/0 shooting 8-16.  I dunno, I’m not clamoring for my wires to grab him, as Lou Williams was a little off shooing 5-17 for his 19 points, and I think Sweet Lou takes a ton of Greivis’ minutes when he’s right.

Amir Johnson Pulled a Schilling and had a bloody sock after restubbing his toe.  Patrick Patterson got the bulk of the minutes down the stretch last night, going 10/13/3/0/1 on 3-8 shooting.  Spoiler alert!  If we know Amir needs to call the toe truck tomorrow, Pit-Pat will be an easy stream call.

Kobe Bryant – Whoa, triple-double police, we got a bigun!  31/11/12 beating the Raptors in overtime.  Let’s see if anyone guesses a tripdub encore for Guess the Kobe line tomorrow!

The rest of the Lakers – Byron Scott said he’s planning on changing the starting line-up this week, and of course the Lakers come out and beat a playoff team…  Jordan Hill played well, so I don’t think a change is there, and Ed Davis continues to fade off the map.  Who knows what the hell will happen next for the purps and golds.  All I know is I’ve just thought of the best shot ever, half purple drank, half Goldschlager.  I’ll title this shot “lose all inhibition at a Colorado hotel”, but then again, maybe that’s wordy.

Anderson Varejao – No sideshow for you!  Sat out Saturday after eating ribs for lunch (“that’s why I’m doing this”), giving Tristan Thompson a start for 13/11 Saturday.  The game before he didn’t get a single board!  At least this year it’s much easier to completely ignore Tristan Thompson as Varejao should be back tomorrow.

Brandon Jennings – Returned yesterday from his thumb injury, with shocking efficiency!  Stan Van has threatened that the next time BJ is careless with the ball, he’s pulling out the hammer like the scene from Casino and thwacking that thumb.  6-19 FG (3-7 3PTM, 7-7 FT) 22/4/6/1/0 with only one TO.  BJ wouldn’t mind keeping that thumb fat to more easily hitchhike out of Detroit; man the Pistons have been brutal…

Patrick Beverley Currently not traveling with the Rockets, as he’s staying in Miami with the hammy.  I have no idea where he really is, but it rhymed!  And they have Cuban sandwiches, which are boss.  On Saturday night, Isaiah Canaan then had to sit out with his kankle, giving Jason Terry a start.  Yikes.  But playing like it’s 1999 with a 18/6/5 line and four treys.  Canaan had a big Wednesday last week for 24/6/4/4/0 and 6 treys, but that was against a Kings team with no Darren Collison and is a bigger outlier than an oasis in the Sahara.  Really not too interested in any of these options – I’m fine dropping PBev in shallowers as well.

Dwight Howard His knee must be feeling about at the same percent as his career FT average.  It’s never good to see an injury get a call right, but Slim and I have been as anti-Dwight as it comes and I’d look to sell him off to teams needing blocks or boards, even at ridiculously deflated prices.

Dwyane Wade In the shock of the weekend, we got a Dwayne Wade sighting!  And looked solid too, going 27/5/5.  But then you see who the Heat were against… The Knicks.  And Wade had 7 TO!  I guess every team with an injured guy is waiting until they play the Knicks to bring em back, kinda like a AAA rehab game.  Get a few at-bats to get the swing of things, like Westbrook…

Ersan Ilyasova The six foot turkey!  Huge weekend from Ersan going 22/8/2/2/1 Friday night and 18/2/1 Saturday.  Hit 5 treys combined and playing consistent, fantasy-usable ball.  Zaza Pachulia is back home in Georgia – the country, as you’ll find a shocking lack of peaches – for some family business, so Ersan is looking at some big bench minutes.  Plus could play some big run in blowouts, as that Friday game none of the Bucks starters scored in double figures.  Was a very Larry Drew-ish game.  “Funny, she doesn’t look Drew-ish!”

Jeff Adrien – An unfortunate (well, maybe fortunate given he showed some relevance…) part of that Bucks mess in the second half last year, Adrien has finally gotten signed by the Twolves.  I wonder if they wear Tweed.  Adrien doesn’t Tmatter.

Carmelo Anthony Worked out those spasms!  31/8/2/1/1 with no TO in a loss against those Heat.  Shot only 11-26 and hit only 1-6 treys, but man, that muscle must’ve loosened up more than librarian chicks at the bar after a few “lose all inhibition at a Colorado hotel”s.

Isaiah Thomas – Basketball is perilous for those ankles, and IT2 is yet another suffering with a kankle.  At least it’s making Goran Dragic look good again!  I actually think IT2 is a decent bottom-of-the-barrel buy low for some points/dimes upside in 12ers or deeper.  Might even be on the wire in some leagues.

Tyler Zeller Started for Kelly Olynyk, and here we go with Stevens big man tinkering…  Zeller was decent for 7/10/1/0/1 with Olynyk 3/3/2/0/1 shooting 1-6 in two more minutes than Zeller off the bench.  It’s a mess, feel free to move on from it all.

Draymond Green #Occupy baby!  Got red hot yesterday afternoon, and could be starting at QB for my Panthers right now.  Because he’s that awesome, and well, his accuracy on Sundays is better than Cam Newton’s.  20/6/2/1/0 hitting five treys and humming Guns n Roses the whole game.  “When the Draymond is Green and the girls are pretty, take!  Me!  Home!”

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope We’re in such a love hate relationship…  Right after I quit him, 20+ in two straight, 17+ in three straight and 3+ treys in those last three games.  And the steals have arrived.  The past six games he’s had 2, 1, 1, 2, 3, 3 in the Stl column.  He’s still a ThrAGNOF to an extent, but I’m giving up my sobriety chip and ready to get turnt!

Andre Drummond 2014-15’s first Goromotaro!  26/20 last Friday night, but could not have fallen apart more dramatically yesterday for 2/7/1/0/2 shooting 1-8.  After seemingly turning that FG% around with 3 straight over 50%, another head scratcher.

Reggie Evans – Almost Goromotaro-ed last night!  17/20 in 35 bench minutes for the DeMarcus Cousins-less Kings.  Run DMC should be back for tomorrow, so nothing much to do with Evans despite keeping him on your radar should Boogie need another Nights off.

Michael Carter-Williams Patience is a virtue!  Not only advice from 76ers ownership to the fans, but for MCW owners alike!  18/10/16 on Saturday night.  Hit 10-12 FT but did have the 5 TO.  Great to see the tripdub and maybe Tony Wroten being out a week with a bum knee is exactly what MCW needs to alpha dog this backcourt.

K.J. McDaniels Kimchee Juice!  21/13/1/1/2 Saturday night, following in MCW’s footsteps with 5 TO as well.  Hit a couple treys, and like MCW, maybe Wroten being out was exactly the opportunity in which Brett Brown realizes KJ needs more run.

Austin Rivers – He’s awful.  But the Pelicans waived Darius Miller, so I guess they have faith Rivers can fill sooooommmmme minutes.  Kinda like the first hour of Interstellar.  The black hole left behind by Eric Gordon continues to be a Gargantua.

Joakim Noah Flooding in the stats!  15/14/6/0/6 last Friday night, but got rid of about 90% of the animals on his ship for only 3/10/3/1/1 last night with 5 TO and only 1-4 FT.  Pretty up and down year, especially with 3 of the past 4 being pretty bad, so maybe float some buy lows.

Nikola Mirotic Had an unreal weekend.  13/8/2/2/5 for a sick rainbow against the C’s in 27 minutes and 12/12/1/1/1 in 27 yesterday against the Nets.  Hit a trey in both of them, and took a total of 11 shots in those two games.  Talk about efficient production!  Must-add in virtually all leagues while this hot, but more for the short-term as Taj Gibson should be back from his ankle within another week or two.  But you never know, big man ankle sprains can be tougies (cough, David West, cough).  Mirotic is 14% owned in Yahoo, and of course owned in all my RCLs before I could add.  Damn your panache, Razzball Nation!

Marreese Speights The ace of Speights! A little underwhelming last night against the Pistons for 11/12/0/0/2 shooting only 4-14, but the game before last Friday for 27/5/2/1/1 in only 24 minutes was pretty ace of spades-ish!  An absurd 20 shots in that game, but he should keep the shots flowin’ until David Lee is back from his bum hammy here in the next week or two.

Stephen Curry Dinged his ankle, but doesn’t sound too serious.  No need to scurry for replacements!

Rodney Stuckey – Rattled off a couple 20 point games back-to-back before falling off Saturday.  While he doesn’t do much besides the scoring, I think the high-volume FT% can go a little overlooked, as he’s 28-30 from the stripe the past 5 games, taking at least 5 in each of them.

Reggie Jackson Well, let’s hope you got the sell-high offers worked out!  Only 10/6/4/2/0 with Westback, and it was in a blowout of the Knicks with plenty of PT.

Zach LaVine Looked awesome in that huge game against the Lakers, putting together a career 28/1/5 line on 11-14 shooting.  Key part of that sentence – “against the Lakers”.  Completely disappeared for 0-3 FG 0/0/0/1/0 last night.  Erstwhile…

Shabazz Muhammad …decided he wanted to have a ridiculous-weird game for 28 points on 11-17 shooting last night.  Wow this rebuilding Wolves team is going to be a nightmare for fantasy…  A big pain in the azz.

Brian Roberts – Speaking of pains in the azz, the Hornets might want to revert back to the Bobcats at this point…  Had back-to-back 20+ point games, only to be awful again Saturday night on 0-6 shooting for no points.  The Hornets have to run out anyone who is hitting shots to make up for Lance Stephenson, so step up, anyone on the Hornets bench…

Cody Zeller Has been the only guy to do so, with a 15/14 game Friday night, but also floundered in that travesty against the Hawks as well.  Not much you can trust here, but will provide some solid Pts/Reb boosting to teams desperate.

 

Streamer/Cheap DraftKings Picks:

Cory Joseph (1% owned) – I recommended him the last Spurs “contest” against the Sixers, and he went 14/5/2/1/0 with a trey, playing a season-high 26 minutes.  Should be another blowout, and Tony Parker recently revealed he has a cracked rib, despite playing yesterday.  CoJo should get some major mojo tonight, with a limited or maybe even DNP-rest TP ahead of him.

Alexey Shved (1% owned) – Sticking with the same game, I could see MCW struggle and with no Tony Wroten, Shved getting a little extra run.  Off an 18/4/5/2/0 game with a full dose of 26 minutes, I expect Shved gets another serving of run in that range tonight.

 

I hope everyone had a fantastic Holiday weekend, and let’s have everyone start off hot in week 6!

  1. Dirk's Digglers says:
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    I have MarcMorris as a reserve in 14 team weekly H2H and wondering if time to drop him perhaps for MattBarnes … who has better outlook ROS?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Dirk’s Digglers: Tough to trust either but I would stick with Marcus Morris. Barnes is such an after though in that offense.

  2. decaf says:
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    Welcome back!

    Would you drop PBev for Vasquez in 12-team roto? I’m dropping in AST with Rubio, IT2 and PBev injured, and Hayward not passing as much.

    Thanks!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @decaf: Yeah, that’s a reasonable move especially since Beverley isn’t a big assist guy anyway.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @decaf: Thanks man! Yup I’m good with it too, too many guys hurt for ya

  3. tsoft says:
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    Would you trade oladipo and perice for Jordan hill and wade in a 10 team league h2h 10catg (dd). hard to tell if wade is gonna be durable for rest of the season.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tsoft: Eeesh, it’s close, but yeah I don’t want to gamble on Wade, and a tiny bit worried about what Byron Scott does with his starting lineup shake up he promised.

  4. TOPSZN says:
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    I know you’re going to hate this trade but I think my team can handle it. I’d be trading Bosh, Jrue, and Kieff for D12, Kobe, and Jennings. My team would be:

    PG:Jennings, Jose, IT2
    SG: Kobe, Stuckey/Vasquez (have to drop one for KD)
    SF: KD, Jabari, Draymond
    PF: Horford, Amar’e
    C: Howard, Nerlens, Gorgui

    Thoughts?

    • Slim

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      @TOPSZN: Yep you are right. I’m not a big fan. Even with a healthy Durant you’re still punting FT%. I don’t think blocks were that big of an issue before the trade and you took on a bunch of injury risk. But… if everyone is healthy and getting 32+ minutes then you might have done just fine.

      • TOPSZN says:
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        @Slim: Thanks Slim. I was thinking of trading Kieff and Stuckey for Kemba and Faried and doing Jrue and Bosh for Dwight and Kobe. This is probably risky too. But is it better than the original 3 for 3?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @TOPSZN: Yea I don’t like it. The assists are going to be really low. I carry 4/5 PG’s so you’d be losing that cat plus FT% and most likely steals. I think you’ll regret it later on this year once Jru takes off. He’s much better than his numbers suggest.

      • TOPSZN says:
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        @Bye Felicia: My rationale is that Jennings’ assists aren’t that much different from Jrue’s and Kobe will also chip in assists. What makes you think that Jrue will take off? Shaking off the rust?

        • Slim

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          @TOPSZN: There’s a FG% loss with Jennings, plus the uncertain job security. With all things equal they would be close but I’m so sure all things are equal.

          Kemba and Faried have been pretty bad, well Faried just isn’t getting enought minutes. I’m having trouble with that trade too.

          Punting FT% plus Kobe is about the worst guy there is for FG%. I don’t know. I’m really not sold on these trades.

          • TOPSZN says:
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            @Slim: I get what you mean. It’s definitely very risky on my end. Thanks guys for your help!

  5. Mari says:
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    Hey JB, what are your projections for George Hill at this point? I think I’m going to gamble and drop either Greg Monroe or Wilson Chandler for him.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Mari: The numbers I projected at the beginning of the year is still where I see it. The job is his when healthy, I’m pretty sure about that.

      • Mari says:
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        @Slim: You have Monroe at 77. With JSmoove and Drummond in the picture, I don’t know about that.

        • Slim

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          @Mari: Oh sorry about that. I was referring to Hill’s projections.

          I didn’t rank ’em, I did projections. For Monroe I expected him to start and get 34 min with Josh Smith coming off the bench for 32 min. So far Monroe only has 30.5 min per game and is doing…
          .486/.696/0/13.8/9.5/2.1/0.5/0.2/2.3 :30.5
          and I thought…
          .490/.680/0/16.5/9.6/2.4/1.2/0.7/1.8 :34
          Pretty much the only thing not there so far are the defensive stats. Will they come? I just don’t know.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Mari: I always knew Smoove and Drummo were in the picture, but as Slim said, I think Smoove was going to come off the bench with my rank. I think I’d hold just because Hill is off a quad tear, and I’m worried about his effectiveness/minutes as he is eased in, and think it’s closer to end of Dec than mid.

          • Mari says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Although Monroe is devoid of defensive stats, I think I’m going to hold, and monitor the situation. Also, someone dropped TJones. Once there’s word that he’s coming back, I’m snatching him up and dropping Monroe.

            Sanders is available, too. Would you pick him over Monroe?

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Mari: Wow, surprised someone dropped the Colonel, it would depend on needs, if you need stls/blks I’m all good grabbing Colonel, really only wouldn’t make the move unless you really needed Monroe’s Pts/Reb

  6. TSoft says:
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    would you trade Oladipo and perice for jordan Hill and Wade? 10 team 10catg(DD) h2h league.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TSoft: Got ya above, sorry about that spam filter 🙂

  7. Lasandro says:
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    So I’m super confused with some of the bigs I’m wanting to trade for. Was all in on Drummond but his inability to do jack against the Big Aussie was quite a sight to see. Then there’s t Chandler. He’s been crazy consistent and I remember you mentioning the other day that you’re concerned about injuries but I just don’t see that happening. His numbers seem to be more a result of the Dallas system than his sheer athletic abilities (like that DPOY year in NY). Lastly, sully. Do you see this guy putting up the line he’s currently averaging? I’m loving the threes he’s hitting too.

    I’m looking to trade my MCW, kemba, dipo an maybe bogut in a package to the owner of these guys. He also has dirk, so: MCW, kemba and bogut/Kieff for dirk and Drummond/Chandler/sully.. Or something for just Drummond and sully? Let me know which you think would return best value. Needs are %s, pts, FGMs, brds and possibly 3s. 14 cat roto, as always

    • Slim

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      @Lasandro: I would have trouble losing MCW and Markieff right now. I would start with Kemba/Bogut for Drummond/Sully and see if you get a counter.

    • Lasandro says:
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      @slim: would you rather Drummond or Tyson ROS, assuming both are healthy? Thank for the suggestion. Would’ve been nice to take a run at dirk – his owner really likes MCW

      • Slim

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        @Lasandro: I’ll still take Drummond. Chandler’s ranking is very deceiving. The only difference right now is percents which for Chandler are both at career highs. Chandler’s 6.5 FG per game does very little in the grand scheme of things. Going to have to figure out something to do with Drummonds FT% but when it’s all said and done I expect Drummond will be more valuable.

  8. Know One says:
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    Who should I start this week? (choose 2)
    Frye – @GS, @LAC, @Uta, @Sac
    Olynyk – @Atl, Det, LAL, Wsh
    Ed Davis – @Det, @Wsh, @Bos, Nor
    Also, should I pick-up McRoberts or O’Quinn and drop any of the above?

    Thanks!

    • Slim

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      @Know One: That’s tough. Frye is one, I could see either McBob or O’Quinn dropping Ed Davis. And which you choose would be more need based. If boards/blocks then the Irishman if 3s/assists then the white guy.

  9. Bren says:
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    Why can’t I bring myself to drop Redick? Guys like Vasquez, mirotoc, kj on the wire…I mean i am not losing matchups or anything but should we be expecting anything special from him?

    • JeF With 17 FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF's says:
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      @Bren: Thragnoffff….Move on from him

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Bren: Nah, he is what he is. I’d go KJ in a heartbeat.

  10. hamtime says:
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    1. i offered dirk+chalmers for griffin+tross. i figure w dirk’s predetermined dnps and wade back, both guys would be a bit tough to own. thoughts?

    2. jrue+teletovic for j.hill+parsons – who wins?

    3. wall or lowry ROS

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @hamtime: I don’t mind #1. Ross should be solid until DeRozan returns.

      #2. It’s close. Jrue is the best but those other 2 are no slackers. I would take Parsons/Hill if I felt very good about assists.

    • Slim

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      @hamtime: Oh and Wall and I don’t think it’s close.

  11. Annunnaki says:
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    Please rank these guards: Stuckey, Vazquez, Pope, and Burks. Also, rank these big men : Patterson, Motiejunas, and Sims? Is James Johnson more valuable than any of these players?

    • Slim

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      @Annunnaki: Hmm…

      Burks, Stuckey, KCP, Vasquez (cause he’s temporary)

      Motiejunas, Patterson, Sims (but they are all temporary).

      As for James Johnsons, I’d take him over Sims but that’s it.

  12. nathan says:
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    In a weekly league which doesn’t count FG %, Dragic is on the waiver wire.

    Who should I drop to pick him up?

    Wall, Mo Williams, Brandon Jennings
    Hayward, Klay Thompson
    Gay, Thad Young, Parsons
    Millsap, Marc Gasol, Valanciunas, Noel.

    • JeF With 17 FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF's says:
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      @nathan: I would lose Mo Will for him..Rubio will be back before you know it.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @nathan: Yep. There is no one else I would even consider dropping.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @nathan: Dragon’s on the waiver wire? LOL *sidewayz eyes

  13. JeF With 17 FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF's says:
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    All of these ads with the hot girls on the bottom of your post is very distracting

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @JeF With 17 FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF’s: I’ve kept very quiet about it so far but I definitely feel a rant coming on very soon. If we could run this thing just breaking even with no ads I would be all for it.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @JeF With 17 FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF’s: @Slim: Not my favorite either, I had/have no control over it, unfortunately. I definitely have a few “F”s for my thoughts on it haha

  14. DL says:
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    Hey I am in a 12 team 10 cat league with PG, SG, SF, PF, C, Util, Util, spots.
    What do you think of my team?

    Tony Wroten
    James Harden Hou
    Danilo Gallinari
    Al Horford
    Al Jefferson
    Kyrie Irving
    Andrew Bogut
    Jose Calderon N
    Tobias Harris
    Jrue Holiday
    Josh Smith
    Taj Gibson

    Also KJ, Irsan, and Mirotic are available should I drop someone for them?

    • Slim

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      @DL: It looks solid but I would definitely drop Gallo for KJ.

  15. Slim

    Slim says:
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    @TSoft. The spam filter got ya. Oladipo and Pierce for Jordan Hill and Wade… I would stick with Oladipo. It looks like he’s coming around and I agree with your sentiment about Wade. I have zero trust in his health.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slim: You can see pending comments too? I wasn’t sure… You can approve em if you’re allowed to, not really sure…

  16. Bye Felicia says:
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    Bogut for Ryan Anderson good move if
    I need blocks?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Bye Felicia: Don’t mind it at all. I might check in on Favors and Gortat 1st but Bogut is a solid fall back.

    • TOPSZN says:
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      @Bye Felicia: I would do it. They both have similar injury risk.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bye Felicia: Yup given needs I like it a lot too

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @JB Gilpin: he must like Anderson, he accepted immediately lol I have been.murdering 3 pters every week. Now I have Brow, Iblocka, Bogut. I think ill win blocks every week easily 🙂

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Bye Felicia: Nice! You should change your team name to “The Block Party”!

  17. KD Owner says:
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    hey what’sup guys nice post.

    i only have 3 moves in my league which means i have to choose my streamers wisely..

    who has the most likely medium-term value (i.e. at least one week). I think they are in this order: alexey shved, kris humphries, pat patterson, tyler zeller, devin harris, cory joseph.

    these are also the only waivers still available in this 14 team h2h 9cat daily league. I would be dropping Papanikolaou, Khris Middleton, Sloan, Ian Mahinmi. i’m thinking keep Slaon and middleton is trending up.

    Who’s the best bet off waivers and who should I drop? many thanks

    • KD Owner says:
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      @KD Owner: oh ya and kaman also at the end of my bench. bleh

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @KD Owner: Shved is completely tied to Wroten, we should get another week but he is by no means a guarantee. If Amir can’t go then Pat Pat would by far be the best option. Zeller and Hump are about the same player, and both have very temporary roles. I agree with Mahinmi and Dr.Paps being the 1st 2 to go (that includes Kaman). I’m pretty sure I would go Shved for sure (4 game week including today) and either Patterson or Harris whenever we hear something about Amir and Nelson. If it looks like both will play then my final choice falls to Zeller.

      • KD Owner says:
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        @Slim: solid plan. hmmmm what do you think about Sean Livingston? or do you think Curry is OK?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @KD Owner: Sounds like he’s fine and wanted to play, btu Kerr sat him late. I don’t think I’d use a limited move on grabbing him

  18. Clos says:
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    Just dropped Sloan for kj and Lee for mirotic..
    Lowry
    Jrue
    Knight
    Kj
    Mirotic
    Draymond
    Aldridge
    Favors
    Marc gasol
    Markeiff
    Mozgov
    Cousins
    Terrance Jones
    Any thoughts? KCP is still on the wire kmart just got dropped thinking of stashing him once Jones gets healthy and in a couple of weeks thinking of picking up Hill off the wire.. 9 cat head to head.. What do you think?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Clos: Nice! I like both of those moves, mostly KJ for long term. mirotic might be short term once Gibson is back. But must own right now. Ehhh streaming some 3s might help, but I like everyone you have and would wait until TJones is healthy to stash either of those hurt guys.

  19. Tyler says:
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    Hey man, would you drop tjones for one of the FAs below?

    Oquinn
    McBob
    James Johnson
    Patterson
    Fournier(waivers)
    KCP
    Tony Allen
    Motiejunas(waivers)
    Gallinari
    Ed Davis
    Beverley (inj)
    George Hill(inj)
    Kevin Martin(inj)

    Im also stashinf rubio btw.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tyler: Ehhhh, I’m probably holding unless it’s the weekend of a H2H and you are razor close in a couple cats a streamer would help with

  20. Wutang says:
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    Hope you had a great thanksgiving and got your blender!

    Think it’s time to cut ties with sloaner? In a 12 Im sure I can stream his spot better…

    Also streamin dalembert, can’t complain about the blocks but he’ll be cut without a doubt!

    Thanks for the roundup as always!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wutang: Haha thanks man, got it on black friday! not really though, I would be miserable shopping on black friday… Ehhh, it’s close. I might hold him through Friday as they have 3 games, then cut to stream over the weekend since Pacers are off Sat/Sun. Thanks for reading!

  21. Fowler says:
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    Is Dipo and Millsap for Wall a good trade for me? I still have Boogie, Brook, Nerlens, Dragic, MCW.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fowler: Yup I like it! unless it’s like a 16 team or deeper league, even so, I think it’s a win

  22. Bobby says:
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    Hey JP – who do you like more in a vacuum…Sullinger or Favors? 9-cat standard league. Thanks man!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bobby: Haha who’s JP?! Still Favors by a good margin even though Sully has started so hot

      • Bobby says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Haha sorry man…typo! Thanks for advice.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Bobby: No prob! I accidentally get JP a lot, it’s kinda funny it’s the only name anyone ever mistakes too for some odd reason 🙂

          • Boom Shakalaka says:
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            @JB Gilpin</@JB Gilpin:

            Nah people are tighter than my pants after thanksgiving dinner.

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Boom Shakalaka: Haha then ya I’d hold off

  23. Boom Shakalaka says:
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    I’m getting killed on the boards and Jefferson was supose to be my biggest boarder.

    Would you trade Al Jefferson for Vucievic even with Vuc’s crappy playoof schedule?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Boom Shakalaka: Ehhhh, I don’t think I would quite do that, but very very close. How active are traders? Maybe you can flip Vuc in a couple of months if very active

  24. Joe says:
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    Hey JB! Should I try to use MCW & West to land a Hibbert + someone or Rubio + someone? If MCW’s fg% doesn’t improve, he could hurt Durant’s value to my team, but if it does improve, he’d be a super cheaper keeper because I drafted him in R.8. What would you do, and/or what would you offer?

    Team A: LeBron, Lillard, Kobe, Duncan, Z-Bo, J.Smoove, Deng, J.Johnson, Pekovic (replaced w/Dieng), B.Knight, *Hibbert*

    Team B: Harden, Drummond, Klay, Dwight, *Rubio*, Faried, K-Mart, Calderon, Pau, Jennings, Collison

    10-team, 11-man rosters, 3-keepers (3-year max), h2h league. Team listed in draft order; for any player you keep, you must pay a penalty of “one-round higher” than you drafted/kept him previous year.

    1. ‘Melo, 2 . Durant, 3. Conley, 4. M.Gasol, 5. Matthews, 6. Holiday, 8. MCW, 10. IT2

    Add/Drops so far:
    Waiters (R.10) for J.Hill
    Monroe (R.9) for D.West
    Noel (R.7) for Mozgov

    • Joe says:
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      @Joe:

      We gonna see a get JB some beer money link soon? I feel like you earn it…

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Joe: Hmmm, I like MCW a lot still… I’d probably hold, but I do like Rubio as well. I’d have to start high, MCW+West for Rubio+Drummond as a buy low, I mean I doubt he takes it, but Drummond’s value is def way down there. Hah I have my link on the main page there! It’s under the first article with buy me a crown and coke, which would indeed actually go for beer haha

  25. Shaft says:
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    Hope you guys had a nice holiday! A few quick ones:

    Who do you like more:

    1. KCP or Lou Williams
    2. Rolo or Tyson Chandler
    3. KJ McDaniels or Wilson Chandler

    All in H2H 8-cat. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shaft: Thanks man, hope you did too! 1. Sweet Lou! 2. Hmmm, Chandler while healthy actually. 3. Gimme KJ! Any time!

  26. Clay says:
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    Hey JB,

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend. A KCP addict myself, I couldn’t help but add him again on my 16-t team. The problem is, this guy seems to have the most ridiculous splits:

    At home, he shoots 44% overall (42.6% 3PT) and averages 16.2 PTS.
    At away, this guy shoots 28% (26.3% 3PT) and averages 8.4 PTS.

    Given that he barely contributes to other stats (beside steals), he’s pretty much useless in those away games. Am I gonna have to keep monitoring the Pistons’ schedule if I can’t resist my KCP addiction?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clay: Thanks man, hope you did as well! I dunno if I coulda entered KCP rehab in 16 teamer haha… BUt he was indeed that bad! Interesting, I hadn’t seen that! Nah, it’s a little bit of a small sample to think he’s a home/road play, but it is worth monitoring…

      • Clay says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Agreed, hopefully KCP can prove us wrong! Hey JB, I currently own Marc Gasol, and a KD owner has approached me with a potential trade. He is, however, very firm on receiving “Marc Gasol + 3/4th rounder” for KD. My possible 3rd/4th rounders include Jrue, Hayward, and possibly Tobias. Again, 16-team league, would you do:

        1) Marc Gasol + Hayward for KD
        2) Marc Gasol + Tobias for KD

        Marc Gasol is pretty much the main reason why my team’s been hovering around 1st, but then again KD is KD…

        • Clay says:
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          @Clay: Both MEM and OKC have identical H2H playoff schedules (4games- 4- 3) if that helps

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Clay: Yeah I’m def taking KD there, huge pickup. I’d start with Tobias if you’re lookin like a playoff team, as the Magic have a brutal schedule

  27. kisses says:
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    which side:
    Rondo+Stuckey+JHill or Conley+Danny Green+Bosh

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @kisses: Def want that Bosh side

  28. Steve Stevenson says:
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    So KD got a full practice today and could be back this week. My weekly H2H pts team is reeling and I’m dying to get him in the lineup. Would you plug Durant and his 0-3 games in over any of: McDaniels (4G), R. Anderson (4) or Valanciunas (3)?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Whewwwww. Def tough, it’s risky. If I had to guess, I think they give him until Friday, missing only 1 more game. And even then I feel like it’s risky, I’d probably play your guys, but I’m not a risk-taker with weekly lineups and hurt guys

  29. Hamtime says:
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    Hi Jb, sorry for the repost. Think you may have missed this on top:

    1. i offered dirk+chalmers for griffin+tross. i figure w dirk’s predetermined dnps and wade back, both guys would be a bit tough to own. thoughts?

    2. jrue+teletovic for j.hill+parsons – who wins?

    3. wall or lowry ROS

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hamtime: No worries, Slim got ya and I trust his thoughts too, but don’t mind answerin too 🙂

      1. Eeeesh I dunno man, Blake is so so bad in a lot of cats this year. Mostly bc I don’t like Blake I don’t love it.
      2. Depends on PG need, overall I think Hill/Parsons side
      3. Gimme Wall

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        @JB Gilpin: thanks JB. i agree that dirk is a better fantasy asset, but i didnt mention that its an 11 cat league in a 16 man so blake does offer a bit more value in off/def rebs and ast/to.

        its also an attempted 3-way trade. the second half involves me giving up lowry+parsons for wall+teletovic, but i am hesitant.

        the final result would net me: blake wall tele for lowry parsons chalmers – thoughts?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @hamtime: Ah, yeah that makes it doable then. Whoa, yeah overall that’s a pretty nasty improvement!

  30. m1chael says:
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    Whats up JB

    Haven’t tinkered with my line up since the last time I posted.
    I think its time I part ways with Big Ed Davis and add W. Johnson or Mirotic.
    Which one?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @m1chael: Gimme Mirotic for the short term, lovin what he’s doin!

  31. Wen says:
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    Hi JB, should I drop Kelly Olynyk for Danilo Gallinari or Ersan Ilyasova? Who has better ROS value? Thanks for advice.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wen: Eeeehh, not in love with any of them looking at ROS. I would grab Ersan for now, but not feeling great about it

  32. Jeremy says:
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    What do you think of Nowitzki/WesMatthews for BLopez/LanceStephenson. I’d be giving up nowitz/matthews, might be too much but I’m in great need for boards and blocks, the added assists/boards from Lance at his position but Lance is definitely a gamble moving forward. Let me know what you think

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jeremy: Nah I’m def holding off there, I know you have a need you’re trying to fit, but I think you coudl command a little more in return

  33. Michael says:
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    The Inury bug has infected my team, help! First the Westbrook injury, then Taj and Derozan. I can’t get a break! My team is sitting at (2-3) good enough for 8/12 in the rankings. I figured I’d start slow with the Westbrook fiasco but now it’s looking even worse.

    PG Westbrook, Kemba, Mo Williams
    SG Dragic, Alec Burks, Redick
    SF Kawhi, Derozan (INJ), KJ McDaniels
    PF Millsap, Faried, Taj Gibson(INJ)
    C Serge Ibaka, Kelly Olynyk

    Free Agents: James Johnson, Wesley, Mointejunas, D Harris, Ed Davis, Iggy, Nene, Shumpert, Marion….

    I’m itching to do something but everyone on the wire looks pretty bad. Any moves? Should i drop redick or alec burks? Olynyk?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Michael: Well, Westbrook is back now! So at least there’s that… Olynyk I’d be fine dropping, but I dunno for who of those guys… Can you stream? I’d use that spot to get a guy playing every night and play it a little fast and loose

  34. yokev_o says:
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    12er and picked up t jones today after he was dropped. Team consists of jrue, giannis, Batum, demare, melo, Ibaka, bogut, favors, kawhi, t burke, wiggins, Danny green, ariza, and gallinari. I dropped Galli to stash jones. Good move? Also would you take a kemba trade for Batum offer? Thanks im advance.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @yokev_o: Yup, I like it! Gallo needs time to fully get back too, and Jones has much better upside. I’d hold Batum though, brighter days are ahead

  35. jon says:
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    Hey guys,

    Do you think Jeff Adrien is worth a flier in 20-team league? We go 300 players deep. I’m thinking fondly of his run with the bucks last year and MIN has Dieng, Thad and NO ONE ELSE. At least for the next two weeks.

    There are worse things to do with my last bench spot right? I’d be dropping someone useless like Hickson (Arthur, McGee are back).

    Come on ! Jeff Adrien! Top-200 preseason Razzball pick!

    *crickets* ?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jon: Haha well, he had what looked like a good role on a team needing big man depth, and I bet hey wish they kept him. Well here’s anthony bennett, and Hummell as well could steal minutes. I thought about picking him up in our 340 players deep REL, but didn’t even do it. I kept Seraphin and I would keep Hickson.

  36. kisses says:
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    I picked up Humphries for some bigger man stats tonight, but now Duncan is out. Should I pick up Baynes for Humphries?

    • kisses says:
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      @kisses: Noel is out too so Baynes might be big.

      • kisses says:
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        @kisses: I put Boogie on the IR for the evening since he’s eligible in ESPN. Activated Meeks for the move and swapped Meeks for Baynes. Good talk! lol

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @kisses: Wow, Noel was probable a few hours ago! friggin’ Sixers. Yeah gimme Baynes tonight. Haha nice set of moves, good luck tonight!

  37. miles proudfoot. says:
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    Hey, how’s it going? So in one league Olidipo was available and I didn’t stash and now have fantasy regret. Kmart and Derozan are available in difft leagues. Pretending all things are even and not even saying I think these are good drops just the guys towards the end of my bench, BUt would you drop any of the following for…

    League 1 = Jabari Parker, Dieng, Jennings, Monroe for DD.

    League 2 = Wiggins, Noel, Gianni’s, Dieng for Kmart.

    Thanks!

    • miles proudfoot. says:
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      @miles proudfoot.: coincidentally wiggins just hit the wire in league1

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @miles proudfoot.: Whewww just saw this, yeah I’m grabbing Wiggins for Monroe.

        • miles proudfoot. says:
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          @JB Gilpin: that’s the one I was considering for wiggins, thanks! Both stats last 14 are similar in a lot of ways.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot.: It’s good man, thnaks! 1 – Ehhhh probably not, I think it’s gonna be along long while. Maybe when Pek is back I’d think about losing Dieng, if DeRozan has good news at that point. 2 – Same, Dieng but not until down the road, and a lot less likely to do it at all. Any time!

  38. hamtime says:
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    to build off my last post, the parsons+hill for jrue offer would net me blake+jrue for dirk parsons chalmers.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hamtime: I like getting Wall a lot more, but I like this haul as well

  39. tsoft says:
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    H2h 10catg(dd) perice for afflalo

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tsoft: Yeah I think I’d take Afflalo

  40. fields says:
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    Yo JB, should I trade my Darren Collison for Wade? My situation is: 8 cat roto, my FG% is bad, my counting stats are good, but I’ve played way too many games so far on my pace.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @fields: Nahhhhh, obviously Wade will help your Games PLayed situation haha… But I like Colly more

  41. DK says:
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    Hey JB

    My team is doing decent so far. I love your site! Week 6 and I am currently ranked 1 and just crushed another opponent 9-0. Hope I can keep this going and get my first playoffs.

    Anyways, what do you think of MCW + draymond for Batum? Am I giving up too much? I guess I would be looking at fg, ft, and To improvement. But outside of that….

    • JB Gilpin

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      @DK: Thanks man! Glad we helped out! Yeah it seemingly seems good (too many seems!) but I dunno, MCW looking great now. And obviously love Draymond. I think I might hold, even though I usually like those kind of deals

      • DK says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah, I think I’m on the same page with you on Batum. He’s good, but there’s just way more with Mcw and draymond. Those 2 can really fill the stats. I think I will only move it for players that give elite stats, like Holiday or Klay.

      • DK says:
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        @JB Gilpin: oh and, MCW is really not popular in my league. They see his fg ft, and ugghhhhh straight turned down my offers. Someone even offered me mcw + Gortat last week for pekovic Amare. Lol. Well last week they were terrible tho. I tried Collison, nope. Holiday owner refuses to part. Maybe left with Teague or Monta.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @DK: Hah, well at the very worst, at least MCW is doin better for ya and driving up his trade value if you’re still selling. BUt my MCW teams are enjoying the nice wave of production right now!

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