If you’re a Harry Potter fan, then you’re in the wrong place.  Gave me a punny title!  All you’re good for, Rowling…  Some friends tried to get me into that noise and there’s like these whore-cruxes hidden around the world or some crap?!  Made no sense at all.  Get enough whore-cruxes in half the reality shows out there…

Through a few comments over the last couple weeks, I feel like I’ve had to fight for Donald Sloan as a guy to hold onto and not give up for a peanut shell and ABC gum.  The sell-high label still applies, but sometimes you gotta just ride the broom like a whore-crux!  No idea what that means.  Huge night from Sloan in a shocking win at Dallas going 10-14 FG (3-5 3PTM 6-9 FT) 29/2/5/1/0 all with only one turnover.  It’s been a little under the radar since he’s not a huge dimer, but has 2 TO or fewer in 9 straight games.  Somebody get Michael Carter-Williams some Sloan tape for the film room!  Despite a little bit of a struggle at the stripe last night, is well over 80% on freebies this year.  Really his only knocks are low steals and FG%, but if I’m getting mad at MCW (which is tough to do after last night!), all the sudden Sloan’s numbers are looking mighty tasty.  I still think whatever you get in a trade won’t be worth just riding Sloan another month, as George Hill‘s knee is rumored to keep him out until the latter part of December now.  And Sloan’s big play should have him above C.J. Watson, who is also lingering into December with trench foot.  Who knows, maybe the Pacers go crazy and start Hill and Sloan when Hill is back anyway, and play Stuckey as a 6th man.  Sloan’s been a big part of any success the Pacers have had, so he’ll certainly remain in the rotation.  I’ve written Sloan’s name enough for the open here, let’s start gushing over some more of JB’s favs who did well last night:

Michael Carter-Williams Wooooo!  Efficiency-ish.  A welcome sight for sore eyes.  Sore as in, I’m guessing most MCW owners have gouged theirs out!  10-24 FG (4-5 FT and didn’t take a 3-point shot!) for 24/7/2/2/0 and only 2 TO.  First time under 3 TO this year and only the second game to shoot over 33%.  Patience is a virtue in the marathon that is fantasy hoops!

Tony Wroten – Looked like the most explosive player on the floor in the bits and pieces I watched of this game against the Blazers.  7-18 FG (0-3 3PTM 6-9 FT) 20/2/9/3/1 with 3 TO.  Just really needs to stop chucking up the treys and needs to pull a Jason and keep slashing.  Was gashing the Blazers in transition.

Henry Sims – Had the shot falling putting up 22 points, but continues to be a low boarder and doesn’t block shots.  Nice to see 34 minutes, but 18 and 21 the past two games respectively, and just not a reliable big for 12ers as he really is a scorer-only and only when he gets the minutes.  A lot of onlys in there.

Nerlens Noel His only only is he only needs more minutes!  That’s a weird, probably grammtically incorrect sentence, but ya get my drift!  33 minutes off the bench for 12/5/3/3/2.  We call that a rainbow line!  And so mother f efficient too, no TO and shot 6-7 for Captain N’s best fantasy line.  Helm to 108!

LaMarcus Aldridge His mid-range is that Mel Gibson, 80s-mullet in Lethal Weapon.  Lengthy, flowy and awesome!  While lethal indeed… 33/11/3 with some unreal %s (13-20 FG, 1-1 3PTM, 6-7 FT) but wish he coulda chipped in some swats!  But to be fair, in the first few minutes he looked to get a small piece of two layups that missed bad, so easily could’ve gotten credited with two.  Still, hilarious that nearly half his blocks (6 of his 15) came in that one game a couple weeks ago against the Nugs….

Steve Blake – Near dimebag!  8 assists even though he was colder than those moronic college kids stuck in the ski lift in Frozen.  And I’m not talking about the Disney movie, but if a parent ever got those mixed up, it would be a hilarious coming-of-age film for a toddler!  0-6 from the field, 0-5 from deep, but still the main bench guy and going to rack up the dimes to stay bottom-end 12er worthy.

Victor Oladipo – He and Nikola Vucevic were the only Magic to show up (Tobias Harris out with a minor calf issue – almost was able to play so should be back soon), with RainbOladipo living up to his name with a 22/9/2/2/1.  I guess technically missed the rainbow, but was awesome to see.

LeBron James Don’t shake the Cavs!  “Just something the body does!”  Thanks, Uncle Jack!  29/4/11/3/0 hitting a couple treys and only 1 TO.  Man, no Tobias and Orlando doesn’t have a clue!

Kevin Love As someone astutely pointed out yesterday, that certainly isn’t hair gel on his ear!  12/8/5/2/0 is nice and all, but again no treys – now three of four games he didn’t hit one and a total of 6 treys in his last 7 games.  Slim helped push me into full and utter avoidance, but sheesh, even Slim didn’t see this!

Lance Stephenson Early on I said he was a huge sell high, and the window slammed shut last night!  Got Clifford’d!  Came out in the 3rd and didn’t return, even though Gary Neal got hurt (shoulder injury that didn’t seem too serious) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is on the shelf.  When you’re getting sat for a schlub like Brian Roberts in a tandem-PG backcourt, something is plum wrong.  Shot only 1-8 for 3/3/6/0/0.  Averaging barely over 4 boards the last 7 after that ridiculous start, and while the TOs have improved, he continues to be even worse than Josh Smith shooting 3s.  Sorta in that Josh Smith mold and like that saying with women… “Can’t live with him, can’t drop em for hot options on the waiver wire.”

Blake Griffin Another solid game, but again no steals or blocks.  Nearly tripdubbed for 22/16/9, but this is the sort of game you need to sell high with.  Shot 10-23 and it continues to look like he’ll be a sub-50% shooter in big volume this year.  Not a help in FT, 3s, Stl, Blk, or TO and a marginal FG% that is no bueno for an elite big.  Last year it was the high-volume 52.8 FG% that kept his value high, and as his overall game extends into deeper jumpers and a little less wear and tear inside, it’s going to sink him in overall value.  Sell time.

The Luminescent Lithuanian – So luminescent last night!  27/11/0/0/1 on an unreal 10-11 FG and 7-8 FT.  If only he stayed this luminescent all the time!  We wouldn’t have lost the last year+month in our relationship.

Lou Williams Another big game for 17/2/1/2/1 hitting all the cats and a couple treys.  The Lou is gettin oh so Sweet!  Yeah I’m def grabbing him if available in any leagues, even if it’s only a hold when hot.  It can be super slippery when wet.

Patrick Patterson Maybe the best 24 minutes anyone could play without taking a shot… 2/5/4/0/0 hitting both FT and no TO with a +14 +/-.  Probably not usable in most 12ers, but seems to always contribute something.

Isaiah Canaan – Well after Patrick Beverley said he would be ready for last night’s game, all the sudden Kevin McHale comes out and says this latest hammy strain will cost him longer than the last stint of 4 games.  Yikes.  Can’t ever trust what players say!  First there’s the hold or drop PBev conundrum.  I think I’m still holding and hoping it’s just barely over a week.  Then to Canaan, who might be the worst NBA starting PG right now, going 7/0/3/1/0 in 26 minutes shooting 2-8.  But hey, hit a trey, got another steal, and he’s a temporary PBev-light minus the real life defense.  So like, really light.

Kostas Papanikolaou – Stuffed the stat sheet, but unfortunately also stuffed the TO!  Dr. Pap does a lot of stuffing… For Thanksgiving!  4/5/3/1/2 with 5 TO.  At least the smear came up with a near-rainbow!

New York Knicks – Yikes, look at their box score last night!  Carmelo Anthony goes for 14, and no one else in double-digits even though they were in it until the end.  Very odd.  Tis an ugly team.  And even uglier with Melo having some bad back spasms.  Still traveling with the team, but a DNP could be on the horizon.

J.R. Smith A usable 8/3/1/2/0 in 19 bench minutes hitting a couple treys, and would be a huge streaming play if Melo is out and he’s available on your wire.  Might take a Kobe Bryant amount of shots out there if he starts sans Melo.

Ian Mahinmi The ugliest stat of the night, I guess I should’ve been more forthcoming with his FT woes when recommending him as a stream this week!  Probably lost your FT%… 0-6 FT, but otherwise was what a typical Mahinmi-an start would be for 10/7 with a swat.  I really hate that offensive fouls are TO, as 2 of his 3 TO were on early illegal screens, which always seem marginal when called.  Bitter Mahinmi!  I still think you hold onto him for tomorrow against the Spurs and that ugly defensive C rotation.

Rodney Stuckey – Surprisingly played after being in a lot of pain with that wrist sprain last game out, and went 12/3/5/1/0 with a couple of treys.  Shot 2-9 overall, but it was useful and he started next to Sloan.  I’m ready to grab him in my 12ers now, where I can.

Chris Copeland – I was surprised to see he only played 14 minutes watching some good chunks of this game and he always seemed out there.  But alas, only 14 it was for 11/1/0/0/0 and three treys.  Adios minutos, a-Stuckey is now ahead of you!

Luis Scola – Had a good line, but camon, it’s Luis Scola.

Jameer Nelson – As much as I hate to admit it, very quietly doing what I expected him to do out of the gate after I said he was droppable everywhere.  29 minutes for 10/3/5/1/0 with no TO last night, hitting two treys.  Heading into last night, was in a 7-game stretch of hitting 1.6 treys/dishing 5.9 dimes/losing only 1.6 TOs.  Shift down the steals and up the dimes, and it’s PBev.  Worth a grab again in 12ers, and my rank might end up turning right.

Seal’s Kiss From A Rose – Da Bulls!  Got Da Healthy!  18/3/5 hitting three treys and 5-8 from the stripe.  Aggressive, the 4 TO aren’t good, but overall awesome to see in 25 minutes.

Nikola Mirotic The line wasn’t overly compelling at 10/5/1/0/0, but shot 4-9, hit a couple treys, and just at the eye level looked really effing good in a close game.  Taj Gibson is probably out the rest of the week, so he’s certainly a solid short-term add in 14ers or deeper if you have an itch from Mirotic (at least, that’s a popular phrase from the girls in Yugoslavia.  His home town is Tit-ograd for god’s sake!).

Pau Gasol Rainbow alert!  23/9/4/3/2 but should be negated with 1-3 FT!  A big miss late too, that didn’t salt it away.

Trey Burke I swear, Razzball is bulletin board material for him!  I write how he sucks and he goes on a run, then I write about how his awesome AST:TO ratio got crushed over the weekend, now back to being good for 18/3/10/2/0, making over 50% of his shots at 8-14, and only 2 TO.  Pick a Trey Burke for us to analyze, no more flip flopping!

 

Streamers/Cheap DraftKings Picks:

Ben McLemore (23% owned) – A big test for Austin Rivers who is likely to play the starting 2 for NO, as the bigger McLemore should get all the opportunity in the world for O and D stats.  OD on some McLemore!

Nikola Mirotic (14% owned) – Ya know, I still have that itch for Mirotic!  Just have a feeling on a back-to-back and in a game the Bulls should win at Denver (high altidue though, you never know…), Mirotic will get a lot of run for Gasol who played 37:28 last night off the calf injury.  Maybe they rest him a little more if the Bulls get a lead tonight, and give the rook, who isn’t really a rook at 23-years-old and with years of European experience, some extended play.

 

Here’s to hoping a big night on Tuesday for your squads to lead into the full slate on Wednesday.  See you tomorrow, Razzball Nation!

 

  1. Dirk's Digglers says:
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    dropped Jameer and then picked him up a few days later again as his play has seemed to turn a corner … thankful I did as he is proving a useful reserve for me now and his numbers are about what Slim predicted preseason … my current reserves in 14 team weekly H2H are Nelson, Rivers, Jack, MarcMorris, Mirotic, ProfPlum and vaguely interesting names on waiver wire are Blake, EGordon, Cole, Robertson, MBarnes, Middleton, Speights, Motiejunas … I’m having to play one reserve each week with TJones out and has been MarcMorris but now liking Jameer in that slot … should I make any moves or stick with what I’ve got?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dirk’s Digglers: Yup lookin much better… I like Blake over Rivers but that could change after a game or two without Gordon. Not surprisingly, NOP is not starting Rivers at the 2. I like holding Plumlee as a reserve you don’t have to play, so nah I don’t think I’d do much else.

      • Dirk's Digglers says:
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        @JB Gilpin: MarcMorris seems on decline but you still think to hold?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dirk’s Digglers: yikes just saw this my b, naw I’m moving on for probably Cole

  2. CA says:
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    Just got a trade offer for my Bledsoe and Aaron Brooks for Tyreke Evans and Bogut in my 14 team dynasty league where we keep the whole squad. Will Evans and Bogut be Healthy enough and around long enough to make this trade worth it?

    • Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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      @CA: I think you win this trade in the short term, but evans and bogut are injuries waiting to happen. Long term, I think you stick with bledsoe and brooks. Rose wont stay healthy for long and brooks’ value obviously goes up when he’s out.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @CA: Yeah I agree, mostly because I want Bledsoe for the dynasty aspect. Dragic is gonna test FA next year and it might go back to only 2 PG in Phoenix

  3. kb24 says:
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    worth to drop gerald green for jameer nelson?

    • kb24 says:
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      @kb24:
      sort of in need of a pg but if thats not worth, how about sloan for green?

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @kb24: Def want Sloan if avail and would drop GReen

  4. Larry says:
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    A lot of nice guys around the wire, just not sure if they’re valuable long term:
    (in no particular order) K-mart (pick up a week or two before he returns?), Wright, C. Lee, Shawne, Frye, Burke, G. Green, Mozgov, Redick, G. Hill, O’Quinn.

    12 team H2h 10 players. Problem is I got no one to drop, my worst player is (sadly) Dragic. No one likes to trade in this league, other players: Rondo, Knight, Ariza, KD, Draymond, RoLo, Gortat, Millsap, Favors. Should I just stick with this line up? Thanks!

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      @Larry: Yeah there’s no moves I’d make, I would just roll it out. I’m fine grabbing KMart that far down the road, but caution even when he’s back, Wiggins should be the center of the O

  5. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    14 team H2H (10 CAT w/ Off Rebs)

    Westbrook, IT, Mo Will
    Dragic, Oladpio
    Draymond, TJones, Brewer
    Faried, Markieff
    Bosh, Ed Davis, Sims

    Everytime I look at this team I heave a sigh. What could’ve been if I drafted better 🙁

    As it stands I’ve been losing weeks pretty consistently. Injuries and under-performers throughout my top picks. But I’m not seeing any light at the end of the tunnel.

    I’ve been trying to make trades but this league has always been pretty tight.

    On the wire:
    Stuckey, Jameer, Payton
    KJ, Shawne Williams, James Johnson
    Hump, OQuinn, Len

    Make any moves?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @J: You should see some light, Westbrook back soon! Stuckey is interesting but I dunno if I’d drop anyone but Sims, for the short term I might grab Humphries for SIms while Nene is out

  6. Lasandro says:
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    And I was SO looking forward to reading what you had to say about jimmy buckets 🙁

    • Lasandro says:
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      Also… SHOOT ME!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: To the nuts! The bridgemix, you fool! BUckets was fine, doing do anything that crazy and still scored 20 as Rose was limited, so I moved on… He’s still an OG don’t you worry!

      • Lasandro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: see what happens when you ignore a good line by Buckets?! He goes and drops a league high for ftms this season!! Wrote about him man!! Also, prior to this season, Butler only had 9 20pt games. With today, he has 9 on the season 😉

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: Hah well Rose hurt again! Don’t worry he’s in there today 🙂

  7. MAC says:
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    razzup guys?! my griffin for aldridge straight up? thoughts? tnx!

    • JeFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF With 17 Fs says:
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      @MAC: Id want Aldridge

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MAC: What’s up man?! Yeah I’m taking LAdridge too

  8. Tyler says:
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    Drop beverley for wroten or rivers or oquinn?
    Already stashing rubio and tjones, i dont think i can afford another one sitting.

    George Hill still available so maybe no one would stash pbev.

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      @Tyler: Yeah I would for Wroten. Ummm, probably prefer Hill to PBev if both were healthy, but man that’s close, so yeah I think Wroten is a solid add

  9. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    JB, I thought you might enjoy this link to refer to some pre thanksgiving block parties… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B8UBKjttaU

    Is there any way you can photoshop a picture of Kevin Love on the toilet with some gel on his ear? I think it would be the perfect picture for a buy/sell column.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bryce Krispie Treats: Hahaha well done sir. Underrated movie that Liar LIar… I’ll see what photoshopping I can whip up maybe by next week 🙂

  10. Steve says:
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    I have both Wroten and MCW on my team, so my % are not great. I play Wroten from my bench probably twice a week only. Teletovic is on waivers.
    Would you dump Wroten for Teletovic

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      @Steve: Nahhhhh I would hold there

  11. These Ho's aint Loyal says:
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    WHo do i want in a 14 team category league, James Johnson or Kyle O’Quinn?

  12. Joe says:
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    Last time I dwell on this! Which of these trade ideas are plausible and beneficial if I can get it? Would you offer, or demand, more? (The number next to each name signifies round drafted, since you keep players at one rd. higher than drafted.)

    I give: MCW (8) + Greg Monroe (9)
    I get: Rubio (5) + Pau (9)
    or
    I give: Matthews (5) + MCW (8) + J.Hill
    I get: Rubio (5) + Pau (9) + 8th rd. pick

    (I’d then have to go to waivers to fill the gap…do you prefer D.West or Vala, and how do they rank relative to Noel?)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Joe: So let’s see, Monroe/Matthews probably aren’t keepers. I would guess Rubio and Pau both might be. I like the first one better, btu def hurts you short term. Oh so I’m guessing there’s an IR spot? That makes me wanna do 1. And I’d grab JV

  13. Joe says:
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    Btw, excellent call on Lance S. Had a buddy who was shopping him to me, touting his near triple doubles, and I went with JB and stayed away. [Pats self on back…then pats JB on back]

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe: Thanks man! Appreciate the pat haha

  14. Dom says:
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    Hey JB

    How does one go about streaming defensive stats? Does the matchup/opponent matter as much as it does when streaming offense? Bogut vs MIA, Larry Sanders vs DET, Greek Freak vs DET, who is the best bet for steals/blocks? Thanks!

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      @Dom: Nah matchup doesn’t matter much, you can look at teams averaging the most TO, but a lot of times TO are offensive fouls, passes out of bounds, traveling, etc. I go on what they’ve done so far this year and minutes. I think I would go with Bogut since Giannis isn’t blocking yet, but they’ll start coming in bunches. And Sanders is scary with the low minutes most of the time. Any time!

  15. jcg says:
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    #1 waiver on wroten? Would have to drop W Chandler or Shumpert. Thanks.

    Ill be at the Heat Warriors game tonight!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jcg: Yeah I’d use it, giving up Shump. Sick man, have fun! Bring some hard-hitting analysis to the comments tomo! Haha

  16. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    JB, good write up brotha.

    Would you try to flip Jabari for MCW? My needs are assists and 3’s. I see the immediate benefit for the assists, but I am concerned about the FG% drain and the slight drop in treys.

    I am also hurting from losing Kevin Martin’s 2.9 treys per. With no IR I don’t know if i can afford to drop him either. Thoughts?

    Thanks as always. Go Blazers.

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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: Thanks man! Yeah I’d love getting MCW at that price. I know it sucks to do it, but I would lose Martin. I expect it to be a good 8 weeks and think you can stream some treys to help. Any time! Blazers are def a fun team these days, hope they surprise and make the finals!

  17. Zar says:
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    Hey JB and slim, what are your thoughts on Speights RoS? Two years ago he was pretty good, last year he was horrible. This year, he seems to have earned a consistent spot in the rotation. Is he worth it? (I already nabbed him in my RCLs)

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      @Zar: I like him short term, but David Lee will really cloud minutes. Lee/Draymond/Bogut for a ton of front line run will hurt his output

  18. Jake Vz says:
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    I got offered Tobias and MCW for Westbrook and Carroll in my league which has no %s and no turnovers. Would you do this trade?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake Vz: It’s close, love me some Tobias, but I’ll stick with best player in the deal and keep Westbrook

  19. fields says:
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    Drop Jeremy Lamb for Jameer Nelson?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @fields: Yup I would!

  20. KD Owner says:
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    I am so effing glad to see ‘Dipo and MCdub turn it on finally.. hopefully more to come.

    BUTTTT i’m still thinking I have to sit MCW before he starts making it rain milkduds. my opponent is losing badly in counting stats… granted it’s just the first day, but i have more overall games than him.

    MCW has 2 more games this week. should I sit him for both or should I roll the dice, and if i roll the dice, which game is a better play: against Brooklyn or Dallas?

    KD is getting back soon! my team has been horrific. better days soon hopefully

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      @KD Owner: Yessir! Just shaking off some rust. Ummm, I’d def wait until the Sixers next game to see how you’re doing, but if you’re still killing the counting stats, yeah I’d sit him. I would think the Brooklyn game would go better, but about even. KD to save the day!

      • KD Owner says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks! have a feeling i’ll be low on assists and will be very tempted to deploy him.

        thanks for the great advice so far

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @KD Owner: Any time man, thanks for stoppin by!

  21. Curry says:
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    Sup guys,

    I was just want to hear your thoughts on this trade proposal. Batum for Gay. Would you guys do this trade? Or do you think Batum will stay in this mini-slump? Thanks!

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      @Curry: I think Batum will get out of it, obviously Gay will crush in points, but I would take Batum

  22. ABulldogs says:
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    Wassup JB

    Either I dropped Nelson too soon or he was just waiting for me to drop him. He has been useful ever since I dropped him, with Harris’s injury.

    I dropped Foye, and need to pick someone up.

    I can’t stream everyday because I already used 10 of 50 acq limits.

    Motiejunas with Howard out or Hardaway Jr with Melo out?
    ROS Hardaway will be better, right? Motiejunas will be better this week, I think though.
    anyone else I can pick up for long term stash?

    THanks

    • ABulldogs says:
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      @ABulldogs:

      How about Tristan Thompson or P.J. Tucker?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @ABulldogs: Haha Nelson is so annoying, I’m in the same boat. I would say Motiejunas this week, long term of all you mentioned I would go Tucker, but barely

  23. Bobby says:
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    Hey JB…what do you think of my Monroe for his Noah? Obviously there’s injury risk with Noah but his projections are so much better than what he’s currently showing. Thanks man

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      @Bobby: Love it! I was down on Noah coming into the year, but def would love getting him for Monroe

  24. AC says:
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    I’m being offered Jonas for my Deng. Do I pull the trigger?

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      @AC: Eeesh I hate JOnas so much! For Luol Deng I’d prob take him though

  25. Beemer says:
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    I ended up stashing Terrence jones since he was dropped but there are other notable FAs that need love. FAs include asik, jarett, kaman, mayo, len, s adams

    I really could use another big, and I also can use more assists I think. Could you help me out?

    I feel like I should lose redick and lou for kaman/asik and Jack…

    12 team 9 cat

    Lowry, holiday, ellis, Oladipo

    C lee, redick, lou Williams

    Brow, millsap, markieff, dieng, jones, oquinn

    I feel like I should lose redick and lou for kaman/asik and Jack…

    who would you rather have? Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Beemer: I dunno, tough to lose Lou Williams while he’s this hot. Redick I’m fine losing though. I think your bigs for right now are fine anchored with Brow, kinda like your PG too. I’d grab whatever stats you fall behind in this week for either Jack for PG or Kaman. Long term Asik is probably the best add, but still effed up with the back

  26. Kevin says:
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    10 team 7 cat yahoo H2H. No FG% or FT%.

    Would you trade your channing frye and greg monroe for andre drummond?

    my team:
    brandon jennings, steph curry, monta ellis, mike conley, trevor ariza

    markieff morris, demarre carroll, paul millsap, andrew bogut, greg monroe, terrance jones, channing frye, derrick favors.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Kevin: Yup I would! Especially with no FT% and Drummo’s FG% which has been underwhelming given what he did last year, doesn’t matter either.

  27. Shaft says:
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    I kinda mentioned this before, but the #2 team in my 8-cat league is getting rocked by injuries / players missing time this week. I’m currently in 7th out of 1o, which is pissing me off. I want to float him some offers to see if he’s panicking and will maybe bite but don’t want it to piss him off too much because I’ll see him over thanksgiving.

    His team is: lawson, batum, kobe, AD, monroe, Andre Iggy, thad young (out), eric gordon (inj), jennings (inj), k martin (inj), bogut (inj-ish), pekovic (inj)

    My team: conley, knight, holiday, shumpert, rubio, durant, #occupyDG, boogie, m gasol, sullinger, rolo, t jones

    Any offers you think make sense? How about any of the below:

    a) #ODG and rolo for batum?
    b) Boogie + ODG + Rolo for AD + Eric Gordon (who i will drop immediately)?
    c) Sully and rolo for Kobe?
    D) Any others you can think of?

    Thanks a lot man! Have a nice holiday

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Shaft: Damn, yeah a lot of injuries for him but luckily they’re all his role players. a. sure it’s fair & like it b. I mean, I’d def take Brow! Doubt it works though… c. Ehhhh the way Kobe is playing I doubt that would work. d. Let’s see, I mean to be honest there’s no one I really want at a good price out of his guys, AD is hard to get, maybe try for Thad. But I’m not seeing a clear trade opp, maybe Draymond for him but I dunno fi that would work. Sorry I’m not more help on this one!

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        @JB Gilpin: That’s fair. I think I’m on the same page as you. I actually really dislike his team haha. But agreed, nothing really seems like it would work for both of us. Just trying to be opportunistic. Thanks, JB! Appreciate it.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Shaft: Any time man!

  28. gfpao13 says:
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    Im in a 12team roto 9cat.
    My starters are
    Wall
    Dragic
    TEvans
    Love
    Gortat
    Rondo
    Nowitzki
    RAnderson
    RLopez
    Bogut

    And bench
    KCP
    Swaggy
    Galinari
    EGordon (out)

    Wtf is going on with Dragic?
    I really regret getting him at 3rd round.
    I seriously think starting Gallinari or Swaggy P, even about trading him.
    But even if I trade him, who would want him?
    Im really disappointed…from him and from Love, but I think Love will be better.

    Your thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @gfpao13: Yeah man, Hornacek putting the ball in Bledsoe and IT2’s hands more even though Dragic is more efficient. Very annoying. I dunno, I have a bleak outlook for Love too, hate seeing the 3PTA going way down, we knew the lower boards would happen, FT volume is down… But yeah keeping both, I wouldn’t want to sell low

  29. Curry burns my ass!! says:
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    Total hypothetical question… How much value do you think a $8 Kevin Martin has in, say, a 20 team dynasty? I still can’t decide how aggressively to try and play for this year over trying to build for the future. Love the podcasts… You guys are building a good on-air rapport. Keep it up.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Curry burns my ass!!: Haha. I only know of one such 20 team dynasty! Great value for a year or two, but not a long term solution, I think he ends his career as a bench shooter. With how you’ve started, I’d def go for it this year! Thanks man, yeah we’ve improved a lot! Been a lot of fun, and Yahoo F&F giving us some cool guests. Tell Slim again for me, that I appreciate all his help/time he’s puttin in

  30. orloeno says:
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    Hey JB, should I consider checking into a mental institution for considering trading my Al Jefferson and Shumpert for Tyreke Evans, Courtney Lee, and Chris Kaman? Or alternatively Tyreke/Lee for Jefferson? Or is this crazy trade potentially good for me

    • orloeno says:
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      @orloeno: 12 teamer btw and I’d drop Mo Williams, or if I did the Tyreke/Lee for Jefferson I’d drop Shumpert

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        @orloeno: Spamming my own post! I could also drop Frye? Since Quinn is returning and Frye has been cold lately

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @orloeno: So much spamming! Haha all good, helps keep all thoughts in one place. Nahhhhh I don’t think that’s nearly enough to give up big Al. Love me big Al. Evans is great in Pts/Reb/Ast, the sexy stats, but not huge anywhere else with a bad FG%, bad TO, and as expected looking at his career, 3s have dried up. If you did do it though, yeah Frye is my drop

  31. MAC says:
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    tnx! just want to add someone from the aldridge owner. im attaching lin to my griffin, for his aldridge hayward. haha. might have to settle for aldridge gortat for my griffin lin. though he also has durant. whats ur thoughts on kd rest of season? i can offer my rjax together with my griffin. basically, its my griffin for aldridge already. he really likes my griffin, so im basically extacting more from him besides aldridge.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @MAC: Haha yeah like em all! KD I think will be right back to elite, but #2 player behind Brow. Might take a week or two to get goin, but I think will be fine. We talked on the pod today about selling blake too, awesome awesome move

  32. kisses says:
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    JHill or Favors ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @kisses: Def Favors

      • kisses says:
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        @JB Gilpin: i love JHIill’s DD but I need to look somewhere for blocks. Thanks.

  33. ABulldogs says:
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    I am winning this week for sure. SO don’t need to stream this week.

    does any one of these guys have decent value ROS?

    P-Bev, Copeland, MKG, Lamb,
    Middleton, Ilyasova, James Johnson,
    Cole, Tucker, Felton, Darrell Arthur,
    Steve Blake, Jon Leuer

    Thanks

    • ABulldogs says:
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      @ABulldogs:

      What do you think about Hinrich? I pressed add button by mistake. Should I just hold onto him for now?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @ABulldogs: I like PBev the most out of that group, MKG could still surprise too and with the Hornets playing Stephenson so little and so many wing injuries, I think once he’s ready will be good. Good to see him back and rose hurt again. Think he’ll be solid short term

  34. Thunder from Down Under says:
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    Hey JB, pretty fed up with Dragic! What to do with him? It has been frustrating as i also have guys like MCW, Dipo, Rubio, Horford, K-mart who have either started extremely slow or have been injured. Without rubio i am easily last in assists so worth targeting a pass first PG like Rondo or Lawson? Can Horford get back to his career board averages? Sorry about all the questions man but you sometimes it can be a frustrating ride!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Thunder from Down Under: Yeah def down with moving him for either of those guys, but I wouldn’t sell at too much a discount. Wouldn’t be surprised if he strings together a hot run, he’s just too good. Horford I have a lot more faith in to bounce back, no way the boards stay this low. Plus his %s and TO are great. Oh I understand man, it’s a tough marathon sometimes haha!

  35. Bucky says:
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    Hey all! Taj Gibson was dropped, is he worth a stash? Amare Stoudemire, James Johnson, and Corey Brewer are available as-well. Who’s a better pick up? I would be dropping Miles Plumlee.
    Thanks!

    • Bucky says:
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      @Bucky: PJ Tucker, Kyle O’Quinn, and Lavoy Allen are also available. Looking for more big man stats.
      Thanks again!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Bucky: Sticking with Gibson, but big men with ankle injuries are scary. If you needed some production now particularly in steals – i know you need big stats – Brewer is a solid add. But yeah, grabbing Gibson and hoping he’s back by next weekend

  36. Pope says:
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    Hey JB,

    I’ve got a bit of a situation.
    10 team roto points league, FG%, FT%, 3PM, REB, AST, STL, BLK, DD, TD, PTS
    I’m in 2nd place, but I’m trailing pretty bad (2/10) in 3PM and FT% (3/10)
    I’ve got D. Carroll in my IR slot (obviously he’s active now), and I’d like to be able to make a trade or move if I feel like it. Who do I drop to activate Carroll?
    My team: Collison, Antetokounmpo, D. Green, A. Davis, D. Cousins, J. Hill, MC-W, Rondo, Big Al, Ariza, M. Williams, G. Dieng, J. Calderon… or do I just dump Carroll? I picked him up off waivers

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Pope: Yeah I’m probably not dropping anyone, I’d wait until you know for sure what your next move would be before losing Carrol though, maybe someone else gets hurt. Can you still offer trades? Some leagues it lets you, some not, with an illegal IR.

      • Pope says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Good Cal on standing pat, I’m just being impatient. It won’t let me propose any trades with an intelligible guy in my IR slot, but it’s really not a huge deal at the moment. Someone else is bound to go down, right? Thanks man

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