Listen, I know a lot of drafts have gone down, but I think we’re still right in the sweet spot of the drafting season.  And while we’re in that sweet spot, why not start up an RCL Hoops league where we need more commishes!  I am putting an embargo on comments unless you start up a league!  Haha – kidding.  But what’s less funny is the curse of my love for Trey Burke, as he’s going to have surgery on his index finger.  “Don’t you point at me!”  “I can’t help it, it’s the cast!”  The original report of him missing 8-12 weeks had him a 100% no bueno in my book, but then he tweeted out (I guess using other fingers) that it should only be 4-6 weeks.  Apparently he’ll be in a splint three weeks and will be reevaluated.  As in – “my fingy still hurty!”  I’m moving Burke way down and taking it as a sign to completely cool off my love for him.  As in Arnold in the last bad Batman movie cool.  “Tonight’s forecast – a freeze is coming in!”  John Lucas III becomes the starting PG it appears in most games and probably needs to be owned in deeper leagues, but I wouldn’t drop someone that good for him. Lucas III didn’t crack the updated rankings because I don’t see season-long impact from him.  Alec Burks could start some games at the point as well, and remains ranked as I think he plays both guard positions and minutes all year.  That is despite a horrible 1-13 shooting performance last night…  The Jazz are also re-evaluating trading for the Bulls’ Marquis Teague in a possible trade.  Then there’s a rumor that free agent Jamaal Tinsley might also get signed.  Sounding more and more like the Jazz PG is going to be a black hole this season.  So I’m avoiding them all, but still holding Burke in 12+ team leagues (like my 1st RCL League) and hoping.  Here’s what else has been going down through the preseason, and a final rankings update:

Jonas Valanciunas – Finally starting to watch some preseason games and break down some video and caught Boston at Toronto last night.  My boyfriend the Luminescent Lithuanian looked amazingly solid and efficient.  In 27 minutes shot 2-2 from the field, 6-6 from the stripe for a 10/4/1 2 Blk line.  Was also a +18 on the floor to D.J. Augustin‘s -16.  Hilarious.  Can’t wait to draft LL tonight in my 2nd RCL league.

Kyle Lowry – Played almost all his 12 minutes in the first quarter and looked really good.  You’re playing with fire with his health, but if he can avoid the injury bug, might be a steal after the first 6 or 7 rounds.

Kelly Olynyk – I’ve actually watched both Celtics preseason games the past two nights, and he looked better than I expected after a slow preseason start.  Went 6-7 for a 13/9 game last night, but then again didn’t start and virtually all of those points came without Luminescent Lithuanian on him.  New Olynyk nickname – 7-foot Jesus?  Thoughts?  He does have 11 fouls in these past two games,  which doesn’t fit the Golden Rule – pass on him in a fouls league!  Haha.

Jeff Green – Didn’t have an eruption of awesome in the 30 minutes he played last night, but looked really good at the eye level.  Kinda like a really glossy Sci-Fi movie.  Babylon A.D. is a good example.

Enes Kanter The other game I watched last night, Kanter looked confident and refined hitting his first 8 shots and putting up 16 in the first quarter.   Ended up with 23.  Very encouraging to see, especially for a guy about to have his first starting season.  The Jazz as a whole on the other hand… looked a little sloppy.  Still think Kanter will be a solid find towards the later rounds.

Derrick Favors – 10/17/0/1/2 in a dynamic line for a big.  Still think he’s going to be a great Boards-n-Blocker.

Jimmy Butler – Avoided a long-term injury by only suffering a bruised knee after it looked worse.  Whew!  Power of JB!  Still like my rank of him higher than most.

Omri Casspi – Has had a really hot preseason despite only shooting 2-10 last night.  Still had a 6/6/5/1 with two threes line in nearly 30 minutes.  Enters my top 200 and have moved him fairly high.  With Dwight Howard banging down low, the Rockets will use a lot of Casspi to stretch out the opposing interior D.

Derrick Rose – Continues to play and be healthy.  As long as he eats,  his memoir will be titled Eat, Play, Healthy – that is as long as he knee holds up.  Shot 6-9 from the field and 9-10 from the stripe for 22 points but only had two dimes on last night.  Twenty cents from a 2nd-round PG ain’t gonna cut it; let’s hope he visits the piggy bank more often.

Brandon Jennings – Apparently his dentist is from whichever Saw movie had to do with horrible teeth pulling or crazed dentists or something (yeah, I passed on that one).  Will miss at least three weeks with a jacked up tooth and fractured jaw.  Yikes.  More time for KCP!

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – Played a whopping 40 minutes last night against the Bulls and went 6-17 (3-4 from deep and 3-3 from the line) for an 18/7/1 and 1 Stl line.  The FG% will have some growing pains, but I moved him way up after the Stuckey injury and how much they like him/will run him there in Motown.  The BJ jaw vaults him even higher.

Iman Shumpert – Being reported he’ll start ahead of J.R. Smith even when Smith is back from suspension.  Smith will still get boatloads of minutes, but shows that Shumpert could be in line for a nice sleeper season after coming into last year hurt.

Goran Dragic – Has played fantastic the last few Suns preseason games, and seems to be really benefiting by having Eric Bledsoe as a running mate in that backcourt.  I’m stoked to see those two in regular season action.

Bradley Beal – Erupted for 29 points on 10-15 shooting (4-8 3PTM 5-5 FT) on Tuesday night against the reigning NBA champs.  John Wall also was effective scoring 13 with 8 assists and 5 steals and a block.  Along with the Suns backcourt, the Wiz guards are going to be tantalizing as well.  I need to use the word tantalizing more.

DeAndre Jordan – As much as I didn’t want to, I have to move DJ up above the Full House of scrubs in the later rounds.  Went 5-7 with 11 Pts and 11 Rebs to go along with his 5 Blks on Tuesday night.  But the FT fairy still had plastic wrap over the hoop for him, as he went 1-5 from the stripe in this game.  If you can build around the bad FT shooting or feel good enough to punt it, don’t hesitate on him.

Kevin Durant – Had a video game night, playing only 23 minutes on Tuesday and went 13-20 for a slash of 36/6/4/1/1.  In twenty-three mother-f minutes!  My auction ranks might have him a $100 player…

Brook Lopez – I thought he looked good and healthy, putting up a 20/4/1/2/3 near rainbow line Tuesday.  But you can’t discount there was no Kevin Garnett or Deron Williams.  Poster child for better real-life NBA player than fantasy player for this season.

Chris Kaman – Everyone is looking past the ugliest center in the league (well, maybe Greg Stiemsma, but whatever) and he went 7-7 for a 14/10/3 line with a block.  He and Pau Gasol have some nice 7-foot white guy chemistry going.

David Lee – Went 12-16 (7-10 FT) in 38 minutes in China against the Lakers for a 31/6/4 line and a steal.  Another “boring” player I think is somewhat overlooked in fantasy drafts thus far.

Apologies for being behind, but Auction rankings will be out when the weekend hits, along with a huge announcement of a Razzball Elite dynasty league I’m stating up for a few experts and rounding out with you loyal readers.  If you made it this far in the article and want to be early to the party, shoot me an e-mail address in the comments for me to send ya the link to the league.  It’ll be deeper than a Tarkovsky movie deep.  Will be a lot of fun, so stay posted and hopefully you’ll be able to hop in the league!

UPDATED TOP 200

RANKPLAYER, POS, TEAMNOTE
1Kevin Durant, SF, OKCWestbrook injury has me caving to conventional wisdom, no way you can’t go KD 1
2LeBron James, SF/PF, MIAStill think an elite season coming, but can’t question KD at 1 anymore.
3James Harden, SG/SF, HOUEasy to forget he was traded less than a week before 12-13 season.
4Chris Paul, PG, LACGame’s best PG, will be leaned on to do everything for Doc.
5Stephen Curry, PG/SG, GSA little worried about career ankle issues, no Jarrett Jack.
6Serge Ibaka, PF/C, OKCI’ll reach, scored 4 more a game, developing deep shot, 57.3 FG% 12-13.  Westbrook injury now has him a key scorer as well, but obviously doesn’t move above the big 5.
7Kyrie Irving, PG, CLEThe additional bigs should give Kyrie all sorts of room to drive and dish.
8John Wall, PG, WASLove Wall, was a first-round talent in last two months of 12-13, healthy offseason.
9Marc Gasol, C, MEMDoes everything, increased scoring with Gay gone in 2nd half 12-13.
10Kevin Love, PF/C, MEMFirst-round talent, injury downside.  Slides into top-ten with Westbrook injury.
11Derrick Rose, PG, CHII buy the perimeter game offseason work, excited for a really big season/big Asts.  Looked good back on the court.
12Paul George, SG/SF, INDLove George as a player, think he’s getting overhyped in fantasy.
13Deron Williams, PG, BKNA bit worried about recent ankle injury, will sink if lingers into preseason.
14Ricky Rubio, PG, MINAnother point I buy the improved perimeter game, fully recovered from ACL.
15Al Horford, PF/C, ATLMillsap is more efficient than Josh Smith, love Teague, big year for big Al.
16Dwayne Wade, PG/SG, MIACareer-high FG% in 12-13, another solid year ahead.
17↑ Anthony Davis, PF/C, NOPlaying at an absolute elite level right now in the preseason.  Yeah I know it’s just preseason, but ready to grab him in mid-2nd round now.
18Al Jefferson, PF/C, CHACharlotte finally has a big, offense will run through him.
19Damian Lillard, PG, PORBuying offseason improvements, FG% to go up, big season.
20Carmelo Anthony, SF/PF, NYElite scoring, sure, think boards go down and a little injury prone.
21Nicolas Batum, SG/SF, PORWrist injury a concern (no surgery), falling numbers and %s in second half scary.  Played a lot of minutes in EuroBasket, has a bad back now.
22LaMarcus Aldridge, PF/C, PORWould move 5-6 spots up if guaranteed with POR all year – trade concerns.  A tad gimpy right now.
23Dirk Nowitzki, PF, DALAfter working his way back, elite Hall-of-Famer we’re used to in 2nd half.
24Ty Lawson, PG, DENNo Gallinari, no Iguodala, will have to do it all.
25Josh Smith, SF/PF, DETHas opportunity, very volatile in his value.
26Joakim Noah, PF/C, CHIInjuries will be concerning, but very big year from Noah in 12-13, Rose = FG% up.
27Larry Sanders, PF/C, MILGM calls him key to the team, contract extension in works, big year ahead.
28Tony Parker, PG, SAFire to win the title, elite when healthy.
29Jeff Teague, PG, ATLWill be on all my teams, Millsap will help efficiency, one of my big breakouts.
30David Lee, PF/C, GSOften underrated, not worried about the hip injury that’s healed up.
31Mike Conley, PG, MEMBoosted scoring, assists, fewer TOs when Gay left.
32Russell Westbrook, PG, OKCInjury changes everything, don’t like knee injury for guy that relies on explosiveness.
33Pau Gasol, PF/C, LALBye-bye Dwight, hello to old ways.  Or would it be hola?
34Nikola Vucevic, PF/C, ORLNot only a double-double guy, 2 ast 1 stl 1 blk a game as well.
35Dwight Howard, C, HOUProbably won’t end up on many of my teams, but upside is obviously still there.
36Tim Duncan, PF/C, SADream season last year, think he’ll come close to duplicating going for title.
37Paul Millsap, PF, ATLOnly 27, played only 30:26 a night last year, will flourish in ATL.
38Rudy Gay, SF/PF, TORBuying all things Raptors, solid multi-cat contributor.
39Kawhi Leonard, SG/SF, SALove him, love the multi-cat game, Yahoo at 24 seems extraordinarily high though.
40Roy Hibbert, C, INDFlashed elite big man potential in playoffs, extremely durable.
41DeMarcus Cousins, PF/C, SACStill risky, one of fantasy’s biggest high risk/reward picks yet again.
42Blake Griffin, PF, LACDespite hardcore fantasy player’s hate, there’s still upside – but I won’t reach.
43Jeff Green, SF/PF, BOSHuge, huge upside with extraordinary breakout potential.
44Nikola Pekovic, C, MINAlready great FG% that will go up with Love, dub-dub with stl/blk a night.
45Kobe Bryant, SG, LALCould obviously move up with incoming optimistic news, rehab doing too well to be lower.  Looking like he’ll miss opening night, but not too much more action.
46Jonas Valanciunas, C, TORIf you’ve read me since last year, he’s my #1 sleeper.  Offense to run through him.
47Chris Bosh, PF/C, MIAUnder-the-radar (at least to me) very productive 12-13 despite dwindling skill set/rebounding.  Some further regression.
48Derrick Favors, PF/C, UTAThe Jazz have a ton of faith in him, oozes potential/high block total.
49Kemba Walker, PG, CHALower than almost anywhere else, don’t think Jefferson fixes bad FG%, low Asts.
50Brook Lopez, C, BKNLove his game, had him top-20 in May.  Foot injury and big trade limits #s.
51Monta Ellis, PG/SG, DALExcited to see him play with Dirk, should have a solid season, slight scoring dip.
52Jrue Holiday, PG, NOWhile #1 NO scorer/disher, I find myself never coming close to Jrue at original #42 rank in drafts thus far.
53Greg Monroe, C, DETThink Josh Smith/Jennings actually will help his fantasy value.
54Tobias Harris, SF/PF, ORLMy boyfriend from last year, flashed fantastic goodness in 2nd half.  Will start.
55Chandler Parsons, SF/PF, HOUFantastic 12-13, think he has another great, efficient season.
56↓ Brandon Jennings, PG, DETMessed up tooth and jaw will linger into regular season, not willing to go for him until end of the 6th round in 10-teamers.
57Paul Pierce, SF, BKNName value and new locale may have someone reach, Yahoo at 87 too low.
58George Hill, PG/SG, INDQuiet, unassuming, steady production.
59Eric Bledsoe, PG/SG, PHXFlashed brilliance when starting, polarizing fantasy ranks, big upside.
60Jose Calderon, PG, DALI said in the original full rankings I needed to move him up, so I did.
61Ryan Anderson, PF/C, NODespite new faces, don’t think his role/numbers change much.
62Klay Thompson, SG/SF, GSI’ve seen him very overranked, ThrAGNOF!
63Goran Dragic, PG, PHXStill upside there, and despite a “bust” last year, still produced at this rank’s level.
64David West, PF, INDSolid 12-13, another solid 13-14.
65Zach Randolph, PF/C, MEMRead West, David.
66DeMar DeRozan, SG/SF, TORA big sleeper of mine, TOR a great line-up now, buying the offseason work on 3s.
67Gerald Henderson, SG/SF, CHABack-to-back sleepers, Henderson showed elite production in 2nd half.
68Thaddues Young, SF/PF, PHISomeone has to score in Philly, right?  Solid 12-13 as well, but not in love.
69Rajon Rondo, PG, BOSNo need to rush him back in a big rebuilding year – despite him saying he’s already mentally ready.
70O.J. Mayo, SG, MILWill lead offensive attack for the Bucks, solid talent around him.
71Bradley Beal, SG, WASShowed talent at times in rookie season, big injury concern, despite great upside including the big preseason game on 10-15.
72Luol Deng, SF, CHITrade/contract issues persist, but solid player and should be with Bulls all year.
73Greivis Vasquez, PG/SG, SACThink there’s multi-cat upside, but ankle injury and IT2 issues remain.
74Andre Iguodala, SG/SF, GSLow floor/low ceiling, moves to another fast-paced team to duplicate 12-13 #s.
75Jimmy Butler, SG/SF, CHIA little surprised I’m higher on him than most, will start, multi-cat goodness.
76J.R. Smith, SG/SF, NYKKnee injury, suspension for smoking, but past those I’m fine with him here.
77Kyle Lowry, PG, TORYou know you’re getting good production, but only when he’s on the floor.
78Gordon Hayward, SG/SF, UTAMinutes, steals, assists up as 12-13 went on, TOs down, Jazz need consistency.
79↓ Ersan Ilyasova, SF/PF, MILDon’t want anything to do with a big on a very bum ankle.  Avoiding as best I can.
80Marcin Gortat, C, PHXAnother guy from the Suns that was a semi-bust but still put up #s.
81Danny Green, SG/SF, SAReally underrated multi-cat season: 1.2 stl 0.7 blk 12-13 a little shocking.
82Enes Kanter, C, UTABig upside in starting role.Saw him play on 10-16 and looked great.
83Wilson Chandler, SG/SF, DENWithout Gallinari until probably February, Chandler a huge breakout candidate.
84Brandon Knight, PG/SG, MILStill very young, think with actual talent around him could emerge.
85Kenneth Faried, PF, DENLove the Manimal in real life, think his fantasy value can be a little overrated.
86Jeremy Lin, PG, HOUSome upside with reports he and Dwight looking good from the Dream, great Stls.
87Wesley Matthews, SG/SF, PORDon’t see him playing 35 mins a night, even with rook McCollum to miss prolonged time.
88JaVale McGee, C, DENObvious upside with more minutes due to Karl firing, Shaqtin a Fool downside too.
89Victor Oladipo, SG, ORLOnly other rookie in top 100, may start slow but I see bigger role in 2nd half.
90Carlos Boozer, PF/C, CHIOne of my least favorite players, is actually going a bit underrated in 13-14.
91Andre Drummond, PF/C, DETSure some upside, but 37.1 FT%?  Really?
92Raymond Felton, PG/SG, NYStill driving a high-powered offense, think Beno Udrih eats into a few minutes.
93Andrew Bogut, C, GSSays he’s healthy and expects big minutes, multi-cat performer, always injured…
94Steve Nash, PG, LAL39, numerous injuries last year, but still top 100 value.
95Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, CHAPeople overrate a 19-yr old rookie season and write him off, multi-cat breakout.
96↑ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, DETFirst Stuckey now Jennings, injuries are ravaging the Pistons backcourt and KCP was looking at a surprise starting gig beforehand.  Willing to go for him very high.
97Jamal Crawford, PG/SG, LACWill duplicate what we saw last year, which was top 100 worthy.
98Spencer Hawes, C, PHIHas the 1st half to prove worth until Noel gets minutes, out of position 3s nice.
99Tyson Chandler, C, NYNot a huge fan, injury prone and a wild card, but value has him crack 100.
100↑ John Henson, PF/C, MILInjuries to both Ilyasova and Ekpe Udoh will have Henson seeing tons of minutes, and I see him banking on the production with his solid per/48 numbers last year.  Must own in all leagues.
101Amir Johnson, PF/C, TORDespite probably a sub-10 PPG scorer, gave you 1 stl 1.4 blks last year.
102Cody Zeller, PF/C, CHAA surprise from Summer ball, there’s upside playing next to Jefferson.
103Isaiah Thomas, PG, SACAn unreal second half, potential is there but stifled by new regime/Vasquez.
104Chris Kaman, PF/C, LALThrived when he’s gotten starting minutes, will be vastly undervalued.
105Kevin Garnett, PF/C, BKNKidd says he’ll bench KG on back-to-backs, #s still there last year, down a bit this year.
106Tyreke Evans, SG/SF, NOAnkle dinged up after preseason injury, hate to draft him injured even with report he should make opening night.
107Anderson Varejao, PF/C, CLEThe unreal rebounds are tough to ignore, but less minutes, Bynum = less value.
108Kelly Olynyk, C, BOSMinutes and opportunity are there, worth a slight bit of a reach to me.  Looked good in both preseason games I’ve seen him in.
109Joe Johnson, SG/SF, BKNSomeone will reach for name value, scoring/3s down with all the options.
110Jameer Nelson, PG, ORLOladipo to play some at point, everyone healthy right now, avoiding.
111Andrew Bynum, C, CLEDon’t want him, knees hurt again, but still some upside. Yahoo @ 53 = nuts.
112Danny Granger, SF, INDLike Bynum, tough to rank and I won’t be reaching for him – 2-10 in preseason opener.
113Maurice Harkless, SF, ORLFlashed multi-cat goodness with 1.2 stl/0.8 blk in only 25 minutes per game.
114Andrei Kirilenko, SF/PF, BKNNever been a huge fan, but will still get minutes behind elderly former Celtics.
115Harrison Barnes, SF, GSPotential has always been there, but becomes a 6th man with Iggy.
116Arron Afflalo, SG/SF, ORLEmpty scoring, but still produces despite status with Magic in turmoil.
117Shawn Marion, SF/PF, DALI don’t buy a repeat, but Marion was huge last year under-the-radar.
118Jarrett Jack, PG/SG, CLEWahhhhhh, I’m Jarrett Jack!  Will find time at the 2 late in games.
119Michael Carter-Williams, PG, PHIThe FG% will be terrible, but minutes and opportunity are there for the gamble.
120J.J. Redick, SG, LACLimited upside, but should be able to replicate what he did with the Magic in 12-13.
121Tristan Thompson, PF/C, CLELoved him before Bynum/Bennett/Clark brought in, Bynum hurt, TT could start.
122Reggie Jackson, PG, OKCSure he’s only got the starting gig until Westbrook is back, but Jackson will still get minutes as Russell is eased back in and tremendous upside to start the year.
123Kevin Martin, SG, MINWill score, but doesn’t get to the line anymore, still doesn’t do anything else. Sore Achilles to start the year as well.
124Randy Foye, PG/SG, DENGallinari hurt, no Brewer, no Iggy, no Koufos, Denver will need scoring.
125Ben McLemore, SG, SACCrowded backcourt, but they seem determined to play him, some upside.
126↑ DeAndre Jordan, C, LACHaving a great preseason and flashing great Board-n-Blocks upside, FT% still a work around though.
127Kyle Korver, SG/SF, ATLDespite my reluctance to draft 3-point specialists, was solid in 12-13.
128Dion Waiters, SG, CLEJack will take some minutes, a lot of new options on the Cavs.
129Corey Brewer, SG/SF, MIN(three weeks ago)I just think he’s better than Budinger or Shabazz, more multi-cat value than expected. (now) Budinger hurt, Brewer to start.  Me likey.
130Manu Ginobili, SG/SF, SAInjuries and lower minutes of course lower value, but can still produce.
131↓ Eric Gordon, SG, NOBad knees, ankle still coming along, not touching him before here.
132Evan Turner, SG/SF, PHII just thought he’d be a better NBA player and he’s not, not buying new opportunity.
133Tiago, Splitter, C, SAUnderrated multi-cat year, played 81 games, nice late stat booster.
134Martell Webster, SG/SF, WASPorter’s hip injury lagging deeper than thought, Webster in line to get minutes in his stead.  Wiz to ease Porter in when ready.
135Anthony Bennett, SF/PF, CLEFrontcourt is loaded, but loaded with injury-prone guys.  Still won’t reach for #1 pick.  Showing conditioning problems recovering from off-season shoulder surgery.
136Gerald Wallce, SF/PF, BOSWill get minutes early, he’s getting shopped, probably loses value on deadline deal as I doubt he gets traded into a big role.
137Greg Stiemsma, C, NOGoing to start and get the Robin Lopez role, will block and can board better.
138Andrea Bargnani, PF/C, NYKApparently gelling well with Melo and Amar’e is still hurt.  Not going to go nuts for him, but upside warrants the slight boost.
139Nene Hilario, PF/C, WASAdds 3 dimes a game, but up there in age and not a guy I’m drafting earlier.
140Metta World Peace, SF/PF, NYShould play despite not playing under this name.  Probably avoiding.
141Archie Goodwin, SG, PHXThe more I’m looking at guys below him, the more I have the rookie nookie urge to take Goodwin.  6th man role in team that will play him.
142Ramon Sessions, PG/SG, CHAWas on his way to a great 12-13 before a knee injury, should still see good mins.
143Nick Young, SG/SF, LALMight be droppable after Kobe is back, but could have a strong start.
144Alec Burks, SG, UTACould play some point while Burke is out, not ready to move him up much though.
145Iman Shumpert, SG/SF, NYReturned from ACL surgery last year, could be solid after healthy offseason.
146↑ Omri CasspiVery hot preseason and could start at the 4 on a very fast-paced Rockets team.
147Nate Robinson, PG/SG, DENNot a fan, but will get some run as the 1/2 off the bench and is being reported he could play some with Lawson in shortest backcourt ever.  Next they’ll bring in Spud Webb.
148Andre Miller, PG, DENPlayed in every game past 2 years, Nate Robinson steals the possible min. uptick.
149Omer Asik, C, HOUHuge loss of minutes, Dwight/Asik frontcourt would be worst FT% ever.
150J.J. Hickson, PF/C, DENBehind Faried and McGee, will still get pretty solid minutes.
151Lou Williams, PG/SG, ATLStill recovering from the ACL, will be eased in, but still 2nd half upside.
152↓ Trey Burke, PG, UTAAvoiding at all costs now; he needed every minute of preseason experience and now will be eased in a month or so into the season.
153Avery Bradley, PG/SG, BOSYou don’t really want any of the Celtics guards, but they’ll play.
154Robin Lopez, C, PORLooking like he’ll start & could repeat 12-13 which has value even though he blows.
155Marcus Thornton, SG, SACMcLemore takes some of his value, a streamer ThrAGNOF when hot.
156Trevor Ariza, SG/SF, WASEven with Porter lingering injury, don’t think it changes Ariza’s value all that much – boost went to Webster for me.
157Amar’e Stoudemire, PF/C, NYName value probably has him going earlier, not touching him.
158Ray Allen, SG, MIAThrAGNOF!
159Mario Chalmers, PG, MIAHe plays…
160Matt Barnes, SF, LACReally solid multi-cat 12-13, should be used similarly.
161Tony Allen, SG/SF, MEMGives you the minutes, not any upside.
162Lance Stephenson, SG, INDSame as above.
163Samuel Dalembert, C, DALSet to start, won’t play huge minutes but will boost blocks.
164Jared Dudley, SG/SF, LACStill see Barnes playing more minutes, but a chance to start on a good team.
165Luis Scola, PF/C, INDRelegated to the bench, still has efficient scoring upside.
166Vince Carter, SG/SF, DALUnreal he’s still playing, unreal the scoring/3s last year, still some value.
167Tayshaun Prince, SF/PF, MEMStarts, gets minutes, will give you a tiny bit of scoring.
168Thabo Sefolosha, SG/SF, DETSteals specialist, not much else.  Could boost a tad of scoring with no Westbrook for a while
169Otto Porter, Jr., SF, WASMight take a while until we see consistent PT, hip injury recovery and will get eased in when ready, but upside in 2nd half.
170Mo Williams, PG/SG, PORProbably seeing the fewest minutes since a rook, still will find time late in games.
171Darren Collison, PG, LACThink he could see a tad of time at the 2, Bledsoe had value behind Paul too.
INJ↓ Carl Landry, SF/PF, SACBADLY injured.  Will be moving way out.
173Nerlens Noel, PF/C, PHIWill get eased in, always a chance he has big last couple of months.
174↓ Brandan Wright, PF/C, DALDespite it being a different injury, has had shoulder issues before and will miss a little time.
175Mike Dunleavy, SG/SF, CHIMinutes will come as the backup to Deng and Butler.
176Kosta Koufos, PF/C, MEMWas productive in only 22 minutes/per last year, will get 18-20 and a few boards.
177Brandon Bass, PF/C, BOSUnclear role with Humphries/Wallace stealing some minutes.
178Courtney Lee, SG/SF, BOSThe steal a game gives him a little value in hodgepodge backcourt.
179Markieff Morris, PF, PHXHey, he’s starting.  Deep leagues could do worse this late.
180Glen Davis, PF/C, ORLHurt, probably misses opener, they’re trying to dump him – 180 from my thoughts in May.
181Brandon Rush, SG, UTABurks is by no means a sure thing, could be a deep contributor.
182Thomas Robinson, PF, PORThis deep, there’s late-season upside if LA gets moved/hurt.
183Patrick Patterson, PF/C, SACP Pat is stuck in that 3-man PF rotation with Landry/Jason Thompson.
184Antawn Jamison, PF, LACHe’s old but can still score off the bench as a mid-week streamer.
185Ed Davis, PF/C, MEMRandolph is reliable but old, Davis showed potential with TOR in 1st half of 12-13.
186Caron Butler, SF, MILDelfino injury opens the door for some spot scoring, but his lack of other stats keeps him low for me.
187James Anderson, SG/SF, PHIInteresting that he might start, and that’s about it.  Sixers look awful.
188Alex Len, C, PHOComing off surgery on both ankles I don’t think he’s good even if Gortat is moved.
189Shane Battier, SG/SF, MIAWhen you’re going this deep, it’s gonna start getting ugly.
190Jason Terry, PG/SG, BKNWon’t have much value unless Deron gets hurt, but very possible given history.
191D.J. Augustin, PG, TORNot as good in fantasy as Terry, more likely Lowry gets hurt and D.J. gets mins.
192Toney Douglas, PG/SG, GSCan score off the bench in a fast-paced offense, Curry’s ankles iffy.
193DeMarre Carroll, SF/PF, ATLI always thought he was underrated, will see decent minutes as reserve 2/3.
194↑ Giannis Antetokounmpo, SG/SF, MILJust have a feeling with all the Bucks frontline injuries, the very raw rookie will have a little value playing more of a 3/4 than the Yahoo position listing.
195Marco Belinelli, SG, SAOn the right team to throw up some ThrAGNOF streaming!
196Carlos Delfino, SG/SF, MILProbably missing the opener, doesn’t need his foot too healthy to camp behind the three point line.
197Wayne Ellington, SG, DALAnother ThrAGNOF streamer, should get decent minutes for shots.
198Marressee Speights, PF/C, GSThink he’s a better player than opportunities he’s been given, works into mins.
199Jermaine O’Neal, C, GSSomehow managed 1.4 blks a game in 12-13 in 18 minutes per.  Reported he might play some with Bogut.
200Boris Diaw, PF/C, SAJust so fun to say his name like Rick Flair, he had to be my Mr. Irrelevant!
  1. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    That’s tough luck with Trey Burke, especially since you just traded for him prior to the injury (and probably thought you were trading AWAY the injury risk).

    I’ll throw my name in for the dynasty league. Its [email protected]

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: Yeah I know, and as I said in the open, going to try and hold him. Desperately trying to trade Westbrook – which team are you in that league? Give em to you cheap! Just sent ya the dynasty invite, thanks for the interest!

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Send me an offer if you are looking to deal Westbrook. I’m open to the idea.

        ~ Your Mom Says Hi

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @A Hill O’ Beans: Your Mom says Hi! Sent ya one haha

          • A Hill O' Beans says:
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            @JB Gilpin: I’m not a fan of 2/3 of those guys and the one I am a fan of is gonna miss a month, it I can’t help myself.

            It’s preseason so everything is great and I’ve got nothing but high hopes for my team. A lineup that includes Durant / Westbrook / Lawson / LMA / Cousins / Hibbert has to be good!

            • JB Gilpin

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              @A Hill O’ Beans: Haha yea I think it works for both of us. I’ve now unloaded all the guys I hated on my team in that one, and while I’m now a little behind, I think I have a better team and excited to follow it. Glad I got Henson

  2. Eric says:
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    Great work as always. I am hoping your auction values are out before my draft on Saturday afternoon. I could really use the help!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Eric: Thanks man! I’m going to do as much as I can on them tonight and if my overnight shift goes smoothly, I can probably have them up tomorrow. That’ll be my goal!

  3. dave says:
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    Thanks for the updates! Re: Lucas III, do you think he’s not worth rostering as 5th PG even though I’m a little thin there to star the year (Conley, Jennings, G Hill, R Jackson, Lewis). Could drop him for Ridnour, Buycks, Brand, Casspi or E. Clark in my 12-team, 9-cat Roto Dynasty. Keep Lucas on the roster or cut him for one of these guys?

    Also – Motiejunas had another really solid game and I think he starts at the 4 with Casspi off the bench. Which one of those do you prefer?

    Not sure if I can do another league just yet, but I’m definitely intrigued. [email protected]

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dave: I’m fine with you having him to start the year, I just don’t see year-long value or enough an impact out of the gate to want him in the top 200. I’d rather have Casspi. But both are similar and PT will depend on who’s hot. Sent ya the invite, hope you can join!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dave: Oh and sent ya an invite to the dynasty – thanks for the interest!

  4. Shawn says:
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    12 team, keep 4, we start 2 C’s and 2 Util. My 4 keepers are Rubio, Jennings, Josh Smith, and L. Sanders. I have the #1, #5, and #20 picks. Kevin Love will be my #1 pick.

    I’d like to get another big and another PG with my next two picks. There are some good PG’s that will go early, any one of DWill(prob #2 pick)Conley, Lawson, Parker, Walker, Teague will be there at 5 for me. I’m looking at Conley or Lawson but there’s a chance both are taken before my pick. Is Teague a reach here or would you take him over those guys? Other guys I’m considering at 5 if still around are Vucevic, Milsap, Hibbert, Pekovic.

    With #20 pick guys like Holiday, Lowry, Calderon, Valanciunas, Monroe, J. Green should be there. So, long question is, what would your strategy be? Grab a PG at 5 then come back with Monroe or JVal at #20? Or grab a big at 5, then pray Teague drops or roll with Holiday or Calderon, or even grab Green instead?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Shawn: I think I would indeed take either Parker or Teague with that 5th pick. Love Teague for this year and Parker is still an elite guy if he can stay healthy. I think one of those 4 bigs you mention has a better chance of falling than Teague. I’d get Valanciunas or Jeff Green at 20, I like Green the most of the two.

      • Shawn says:
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        @JB Gilpin: You were right. I grabbed Conley (glad I did, all other good options at PG were gone by my next pick) and Pekovic fell to my next pick. Grabbed him and Valanciunas. Grabbed Beal, Henderson, Knight, MCW rest of the way. was also able to grab Henson with last pick. Thanks for the assist!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Shawn: Nice! Yeah I thought Conley woulda been picked, nice pick. Pek and Valanciunas are gonna be awesome and efficient down low and love the rest of your guys. Like that team!

  5. Mopo says:
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    Wayne Ellington above Speights?!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mopo: Haha yea by one at the very end…. Ellington has an iota of better upside with guard injuries, not sure why this is being called out haha….

  6. Scrappy says:
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    you are all in on Caldwell-Pope now? I like it as he is enjoying the extra run with stuckey out. do you know when Stuckey is slated to return?

    Corey Brewer a must own in 12-team leagues now?

    Bummer that I. Thomas is “stifled by new regime” those bastages!!!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Scrappy: Well there’s reports that he’ll be ready for the opener, but A) not fully buying it and B) KCP was looking at a starting gig pre-Stuckey injury and I think Stuckey is eased in off the bench. Brewer probably needs to be owner in 12-teamers, I think he’s out there in my #1 RCL league and I want to nab him, but trying a 3-for-2 trade first. Yeah I think IT2 is a really good player, had him top 50 before they brought in Vasquez, but the fact they’re making them play in a competition and McLemore is a solid 2 that’ll take a lot of threes, I just don’t know how big his stats can be. Thanks again for stopping by man!

  7. Scrappy says:
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    John Henson & the muppets #100!
    I’m drinking the kool-aid.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scrappy: Haha me too. Picked Henson up over Brewer for example. Loving early season upside.

  8. Mr. Ballistik says:
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    In a vaccum, who is a better player to reach for: Valanciunas or Bledsoe? I’m also down for a dynasty league: [email protected]

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Mr. Ballistik: I’d say Valanciunas and I have him ranked a shade higher. Sometimes %s aren’t as sexy as steals and out of position blocks that Bledsoe will bring, but love me some Luminescent Lithuanian. Just sent ya the invite!

  9. JLeeishere says:
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    I drafted last week and I took Ersan before the ankle injury, should I drop Ersan for Casspi? Just based on the injury and how well Casspi is playing

    • JB Gilpin

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      @JLeeishere: Nah I think you gotta hold Ersan there.

  10. Scrappy says:
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    JB -I say Bump Varejao up some (5-7 spots) based on this reasoning;

    1) as you rightfully noted …. Bynum is an injury risk.
    2) even if Bynum is out there and healthy don’t you think there is room for Varejao on the floor at the same time.

    IDK I just think with the energy he brings CLE would be insane not to give him big minutes.

    thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Scrappy: Yeah I mean Bynum obviously could play 5 games, but the thing with having two bigs out there that are good rebounders is it’ll limit Varejao a bit. I also think they don’t run him too heavy with his injury history. Would have no problem if he went before my draft slot 🙂

  11. matt says:
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    Do you think Jordan Crawford has any value in Boston?? I think he could come out as the starter there in the season??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @matt: Meh, their whole guard situation isn’t appealing to me. Rondo will be back eventually and beforehand it’s too much blah to me. Think he will have a little value, but not someone I’m targeting in drafts.

  12. tony G says:
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    first year playing fantasy basketball, my draft is tonight, how do you draft as far as by position or by ranking just trying to get some insight…..

    thanks in advance

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tony G: Welcome to hoops! Hope you enjoy the season. I usually go by overall rankings and don’t focus too much on positions, with the exception being SG is really thin this year. That said, I’m drafting on Yahoo and about 50% of players have multi-position eligibility while ESPN it’s like 10%. So if you’re on ESPN, I’d focus on positions a bit more.

      • tony G says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        awesome, i’m also drafting in yahoo, i appreciate the insight

        thanks again

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @tony G: No prob! Hope your draft goes/went well

  13. Rob says:
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    See you at the rcl draft tonight.

    Also am interested in the dynasty league if the draft fits in my schedule. [email protected]

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rob: Awesome! Yeah it was a good draft. I like my team. Just sent ya the invite

  14. Min says:
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    I have been offered favors for my kanter and henderson in a 12 team standard h2h each category. who wins?? Very interested in the dynasty league ([email protected]) depending on how big it is, and am already doing a 15-team dynasty, but how big are you talking here?? like 20? 25?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Min: Looking at a 20-team dynasty. Shooting ya the invite now. I think I’d hold Kanter and Henderson, I like Favors a lot, but I’m big on Henderson and think it’s not quite enough getting the 1 for 2.

      • Min says:
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        yo JB i dont think i got your email

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Min: Hmmmm, I’ll send again, maybe it got spammed? Just sent it

  15. John says:
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    My fantasy team is full of red marks! (out and day-to-day). It seems like Aldridge can’t get away from those injuries, from quad to left knee. Should I offer him for Anthony Davis? How about Al Jefferson? He is having ankle issues. Kobe and Westbrook will be out for a while. Jennings and Ilyasova too. Besides from ankle issues, Tobias Harris’ status as a starter still up in the air. Good thing Batum is almost ready from concussion. Having really bad time from those injuries. What should I do?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @John: I personally have Davis higher, and while most people don’t have them ranked that way, I indeed would take Davis. Rather Jefferson too, but that doesn’t help your health issues, so would try Davis first. I had Westbrook and Burke in a league and just traded Westbrook. Tough to come into the air with all those hurt guys. As tough as it is if you’re a Kobe fan, I think maybe moving him too would help.

  16. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    JB, have some strong interest in the Dynasty man…as long as draft time/date works for me. [email protected]. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Sweet just invited ya! Hope draft time works! I know it’s a long one

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks man…but unfortunately I don’t think I can do it…bummer. I have my big money league auction at the same exact time. Doing two auctions at one time would be near impossible for me. Was hoping it worked out…getting in on a Dynasty on the ground floor would be awesome. Sucks man…wanted to be part of it. Nonetheless I appreciate the invite!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Haha two auctions at once… Would be brutal. No prob, thanks for checking it out! Think it’ll fill out pretty quick.

  17. Mr, April says:
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    @JB Gilpin

    Would love to be a part of this dynasty league if there is still a spot or two left. [email protected]

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mr, April: Sweet! E-mailing you the invite from Yahoo now

  18. Victor says:
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    Is Trey Burke still worth holding on to ?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Victor: It kinda depends on the situation – in 10-team league no, in 12 or more, probably. I was on the fence with both Burke and Westbrook (in my 12-team RCL league) being injured, but just traded Westbrook away. With no one else on that team hurt, I’m holding Burke for now.

  19. Slim

    Buddah Lovaz says:
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    My vote is for ‘Olynyk of Nazareth.’

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Buddah Lovaz: Haha love it. I need to make a poll

  20. John says:
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    Should I start looking for Ilyasova takers? Looks like my superb PG rotation (Westbrook, Jennings, Lowry and Rubio) has gone thin.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @John: Yikes. Yeah I think moving one of Jennings or ILyasova would be smart, I think ilyasova is more limited by injury than BJ if that helps. Hate a big coming off a really badly sprained ankle

  21. Scrappy says:
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    Kelly Olynyk = The Tall Justin Beiber

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Scrappy: Haha, Bieber needs his hair really long when he comes out of rehab for a splitting image

  22. basketballjones says:
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    hey JB thanks for the Insight on the players… Can I get a invite. To the league if there still spots available I’ve been dying to play with some real competition.. Looks like fun.

    Any thoughts on Jarret jack could he maintain the same value when he was on the dubs?…. Who would you rather own. Shumpert/ IT2/ or Corey brewer

    Thadeus young first option for Philly?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @basketballjones: I think it’s still IT2 of those three. Still has some upside. And yea, Thad should be the de facto #1 option, but I don’t think it necessarily boosts his stats much. Inefficient rookie PG and they’ll have weird rotations. Cool, just sent ya an invite to the league to the email you commented with, hope that works!

  23. basketballjones says:
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    Henson or dalembert?

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      @basketballjones: Even with Brandan Wright hurt, I’d take Henson

  24. Scrappy says:
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    Hey JB

    Does kyle korver look like that douche bag ashton kutcher from that 70s show?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scrappy: Hahahaha yes he does. Always tried to place it! I’ll have to add that one to the glossary for sure. Every time I mention Korver make “Punk’d” references or ask how Demi is doing.

  25. Scrappy says:
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    JB,

    that douche bag skip bayless he looks like the golfer bernhard langer doesn’t he?

    let me know if you have noticed any other funny sports look a likes.

    Like Peter King from Sports Illustrated – he looks like “Norm” from Cheers doesn’t he?

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        @JB Gilpin:
        LOL WOW!! Sam Cassell & ET!!!! ROTFL

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Scrappy: Haha glad you liked that one!

  26. Dennis Patrick says:
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    Conley and Kemba have same stats except Kemba scores more.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dennis Patrick: OK, but look at post ASB numbers. And that has significance because Gay got traded:

      Conley FG% 46% Walker 41.9% BIG WIN CONLEY
      3s – push
      FT% – push
      Conley 16.7 Pts Walker 18.8 BIG WIN WALKER
      Conley 6.3 Asts Walker 6.0 small win
      Conley 2.3 TO Walker 2.8 medium win
      Steals – push

      So Conley’s FG% plus marginal upgrades should have him higher regardless. And I don’t think Kemba shoots more efficiently or scores as much as he did with Al Jefferson there. Big difference from last year

      • Dennis Patrick says:
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        I like your analysis with Conley using post asb numbers and referencing gay’s departure. As for Walker, I do agree his points could go down a small margin with AL, but couldn’t you also say his assists will go up, especially with Kidd-Gilchrist improving and the addition of Zeller and AL?

        I only commented, because it caught my attention that your reasoning for Walker’s ranking was partially due to his “low Asts,” and he is right there with Conley at 6 a game with a very good chance to improve that number.

        Btw, I always enjoy what you guys do on this site. Thanks for the feedback!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Dennis Patrick: Definitey a fair argument man. I just think Walker is a little inflated with perceived value and Conley’s efficiency is a little undersold. While MKG I indeed think improves and two better big men, I think Gerald Henderson gets a lot of rock in his hand too creating with the ball, limiting a shade of the assists upside. But if Walker ends up beating Conley in assists I wouldn’t be surprised, but definitely would be if Walker ends up being a better fantasy player this year. Thanks for the kind words and hope to see ya back through the season especially if Kemba goes off! Haha.

  27. John says:
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    Since you said Ilyasova’s bum ankles ain’t good. Is it good trade for me if I’ll ditch him for Blake Griffin. Given Blake’s two dimensional game (pts and boards) and clips crowded rotation?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @John: Yeah I’d definitely take Blake right now. Two-dimensional is better than 0-dimension with Ersan in street clothes haha. It helps he’s a shooter, but man, tough to be too optimistic on him this second.

  28. x-pac says:
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    Yo Boss,

    Used your rankings and this is the result (had #9 pick):
    14 team, H2H
    (9) Marc Gasol
    (20) Serge Ibaka
    (37) Jeff Teague
    (48) Tobias Harris
    (65) DeMar DeRozan
    (76) Jose Calderon
    (93) Jimmy Butler
    (104) Bench: Brandon Knight
    (121) Bench: Cody Zeller

    Any player, category, etc I should be leery of? Thanks in advance!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @x-pac: Love that team. Your bigs are absolutely elite. I love Teague at that value and think Knight is undervalued, so your points while on paper a little thin, I like. Nothing really sticks out TBH, think that’s a contender for sure.

      • x-pac says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Your bff John Henson is available on waivers and so is Chris Kaman…should I keep Zeller? Having 2 Bucks on my squad just tweaks me out.

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          @x-pac: I think I’d nab Henson to start the year. My BFF indeed!

  29. Draco21 says:
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    14 team H2H

    PG: Curry, BledsoeConley, Jackson
    SG: Waiters, Carter, Webster
    SF: Henderson,Caroll
    PF: Nowitzki, Millsap
    C: Valanciunas, Favors, Henson

    Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Draco21: Whoa, awesome PGs! A little thin at SG, but not worried about it, obviously love Valanciunas. Really good team for that deep a league, with Curry knocking down elite 3s, I don’t think you have any weaknesses besides treys is he has a cold week/gets hurt.

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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thinking I drop carter for markieff morris just so I can get more rebs/blks.
        Really was building up fg% and ft%. You think this would work? I was supposed to get Rubio over Conley but obviously, Conley is a beast when it comes to FG% (well besides Parker lol)

        Thanks for the heads up bud! Big money in this league lol

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Draco21: Yeah I buy that, and then that spot can be your first stream/hot pickup spot if Morris is his usual Mark-ieff-ness. Haha

          • Draco21 says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            Yeah dude. Will be using that add/drop button like a b***h.

            Hoping that Caroll impacts the way I hope he could be. He looked good during his run with the Jazz.

            Your thoughts on Reggie Jackson in the long run? I think I have til December 2nd week to juice something out of him. I may be wrong? lol

            Do you have an extra spot on that dynasty of yours?

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              @Draco21: Completely agree on DeMarre Carroll. Why he’s in my top 200 and I doubt he is in many others. I think Jackson will be fringe-owned once Westbrook is back at full strength. But who knows when that’ll be. He’ll be a solid PG until Westbrook is back then Westbrook will be eased in. So during that whole stretch, I’m guessing at least 1/3-1/2 the season, will be really solid. Sorry on the dynasty man, it got full up! Still RCL spots if you want another team tho! http://basketball.razzball.com/2013-2014-razzball-basketball-commenter-leagues

  30. JLeeishere says:
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    14 team h2h league yahoo (other positions eligible)

    Pg: steph curry (sg), lillard, jeff Teague, foye (sg)
    Sg: Hayward (sf), corey brewer (sf)
    Sf: ersan (pf), Tobias harris (pf), kirilenko (pf), matt Barnes
    Pf: Noah (c), Henson (c)
    C: bogut and olynyk
    Thoughts or weaknesses here? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @JLeeishere: Love the PGs. Nothing is really sticking out, just take note that Noah and Bogut are big injury risks and Henson will be gangbusters out of the gate, but might not get the love once Ersan is back (who I see you have, but he’s obviously not the rebound or swatter Henson is), so all three of those if they happen around the same time might strap you for boards and blocks. That’d be the first guys I’d be looking at when the season starts. Hope that helps!

      • JLeeishere says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks jb!
        Anyone I should target on waivers? Biyombo is there.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JLeeishere: Ehhhh, not the biggest Biyombo fan, but definitely keep your eye on him as he’ll be vying with Zeller for minutes. No one right now is too big on my radar (would’ve been Henson a few weeks ago) but I would keep your ear to the ground for injuries or random breakouts and go from there.

  31. nathan says:
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    Hi, i could use your advice, please.
    someone in my league just dropped AK47, and i know that most people are down on him but I think that he could be valuable because his value comes from fg%, rbds, stls & blks. which he can still get a bunch of even with low minutes. plus he can play the 2,3,4 & the net starters might get random nights off.

    anyway my least valuable guys that i would consider dropping for him are:
    felton
    jamal
    cody zeller
    bogut

    the rest of my team is
    g:rubio, lillard, jr smith
    f: lebron, josh smith, pierce, tobias
    c: favors & kanter

    would you drop any of the guys on top for ak47?
    Thanks!!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @nathan: I think he’ll be valuable too, agree with your comment on filling in on the vets nights off and also KG isn’t gonna be a 35 minutes a night kinda guy. That said, I like your last 4 ahead of AK. I also think AK will have a bigger second half with KG getting more rest and the Nets (assumedly) locking up a really high seed in the playoffs. So I’d let him stay on the wire right now. Thanks for stopping by!

  32. Brent

    The Fantasy Dick says:
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    Chris Kaman or John Henson?
    I’m dropping Burke to get Kaman, I have Kidd-Gilchrist and can drop him for Henson (or would you drop someone else?) Thoughts?
    We start 3 Guards, 3 Forwards, 2 Centers, 2 UT (no specific positions) with 2 bench spots.

    My team is:
    Teague – G
    Lawson – G
    Wall – G
    Nowitzki – F
    Tobias Harris – F
    Ilyasova – F
    Bogut – C
    Javale McGee – C
    Brandon Knight – UT
    Kidd-Gilchrist – UT
    Trey Burke (have a claim in for Kaman and I have a top priority) – Bench
    Russel Westbrook – Bench

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