Happy 2015 Razzball Nation!

I for one am elated the Holidays have wrapped up (big thanks again to Slim for his recap at the end of last week!), and ready to buckle down for the second half of the fantasy regular season in H2H.  My new year’s resolutions have been made – use Twitter more, swear a little less, work out a lot more…  But this gosh darn knee!  Eh, I’m pretty flippin’ flabby anyway…  Fiddlesticks!  Might as well shut it down…

And the talk for Carmelo Anthony‘s shutdown continually grow like a wave across the second level at Madison Square Garden.  Not like they have anything else to do…  Next new year’s resolution – less dot dot dots!  The 5-31 Knickerbockers (I’m calling them The Poppycockers the rest of the way) have been worse than even Spike Lee could have imagined after reading reviews of his Oldboy remake.  “Brooooooo – Liiiinnnnn!”  Some dude named Bondy (shakeny, not stirredy) from The New York Daily News reported Melo’s knee will need a minor surgery, so it’s not like Melo is just playing through general oldboy-ness.  He’s missed the last few after being awful for two straight to end December, so trading him off in fantasy leagues is redonk tough.  Last we checked in (mostly through comments), I’ve maintained I’m not giving him away, but it’s fairly close.  He’s about at the “leave on the curb” status rather than “driving him all the way to the dumpster.”  My best advice would be to find a need for your team, and go for a guy that hits that need without a huge overall rank – i.e. Trevor Ariza for some steals and treys.  Might not get Ariza these days, but yeah, something like that.  And I still think you gotta try and hold out until Melo plays a few in a row – he’s traveling with the team for the next two games so he’s likely to suit up at least once.  Here’s what else went on in fantasy basketball since we flipped the calendar:

LeBron James Welcome to the new year!  LeBron is shut down for two weeks!  How long?  TWO WEEKS!  It feels like ages ago, but twas after my last daily notes it was announced LeBron twouldn’t play for a bit.  A strained knee and a strained back for the strained Cavs, but he’s already getting re-evaluated Wednesday.  Maybe it will end up being less than TWO WEEKS!

Kyrie Irving Out with lower back tightness.  Sooooooo sounds like an Uncle Drew injury.  Get younger!  Blatt said it’s not a long-term issue, but is worried short-term – i.e. how he perceives his job.

Kevin Love Back to old Kevin Love!  Just needs everyone with talent wiped clear.  30/10/3/1/1 Saturday with Kyrie leaving after 25 minutes.  Tonight against the Sixers?  Mmmmmm.  Then sell high!  I wonder if someone else will have a big game tonight against the 76ers (see below!).

Tristan Thompson Should also pound on the Sixers a bit, after 8/11/2/2/1 Saturday night.  2-6 FT is poopy, but is part of lord poopypants’ game.  Seriously, “LORD_POOPYPANTS” used to be my PS3 name for Call of Duty.  My buddy was “DUKE_OF_PEEPEE”.  We ran some mad game.

Jusuf Nurkic Emergence of young, backup Cs weekend!  I enjoyed my new year’s weekend with prime rib & Au Jus!  Back-to-back dubdubs, at least 10/8 the last 3, multi blocks in all of em, wrapping up with an 11/10/0/2/5 line on Saturday against the Grizz in 23 minutes.  Given Nurkic racked up some numbers against the Memphis cubs, but he didn’t get a foul (been a concern), and Timofey Mozgov‘s play has declined faster than the ruble (4/5/1/0/0 in 25 minutes with 4 fouls in the same game).  It may be a while until Nurkic starts as Healthcare.Mozgov is theorectially getting shopped hard by the Nugs, but Orange Jus is gonna be a beast if given 30 minutes a game.

Hassan Whiteside Says, “take that Nurch – I got FOUR straight 2+ block games!”  At least 6/6 in all of those, shooting 15-22 from the field.  He’s not a good FT shooter, but worth a look for big man stats in deepers.  Miami doesn’t want to play Chris Andersen much more than his 20 minutes if they can help it, so Mr. Whiteside should bring you some stat-Killers.

Pau Gasol These young Cs!  14 blocks the past two games.  He’s now on pace for a career best in blocks (2.3).  I feel like the room is spinning…

Giannis Antetokounmpo Such young Cs!  Oh wait… A non-C is the current league leader in 2+ block games?!?!  7 straight now with at least 2 swats, rackin’ em up with a saucy 16/12/2/1/2 line last night.  Only 3-6 FT, but hit another trey!  There’s plenty we got wrong, but we’re feeling a little more right here!

Andrew Wiggins I’m wiggin’ out for Wiggins!  20+ Pts in 5 of 6 with 27/9/2/4/0 & 20/4/2/1/1 lines with a 3 in each and only missed one FT (7-8).  I’m actually really excited for when Ricky Rubio gets back as I think it helps Wiggins get some easier shots – but he’s been 50%+ from the field in 5 of the last 6 as well.  Allllllll coming together.

“Wahhhhhhh I’m Jarrett Jack!” – “Wahhhhh, I’m JB!”  Had a terrible past week of hoops happenings.  Including Jack being awful, even though he had a rainbow yesterday of 4/2/3/2/3.  Only 25 minutes though, as Deron Williams for the most part closed it out in a 13/6/8 line in 26 bench minutes.  Now is the time to sell D-Will!  Of course – I wrote this part before seeing he went out with a sore… side?  Shoulda sold during the game!  Haha.  He’s hopeful to play tonight, and if he does, sell sell sell!

Elfrid Payton Better late than never!  Huge near-tripdub of 16/9/10/3/1 Friday night then back down to earth but still useful 7/3/7/2/0 Saturday.  Victor Oladipo has been a little better since I hated on him – mainly an influx of steals – but hasn’t topped 5 rebounds or assists the past four except 5 dimes Saturday.  Very meh to me(h).

Channing Frye Strained his elbow, and heading for an MRI.  “Noooooo, not Jose Fernandez!”  If anything is wonky in there, expect Kyle O’Quinn to be usable again.  His minutes and production have been atrocious lately, but no Frye should give the young Magic PF the kick in the KOQ he needs.

Rajon Rondo Former team matchup!  Torched the Cs with 5 3s.  29/6/5 Friday night for the most points he’s scored since high school.  I didn’t really fact check that, but seems logical.  Went back to blehhhh yesterday… Why could’ve he have played for the Cavs too!

Jose Calderon Dame la basura!

Andrea Bargnani – There it is!

Pacers PG – The return of Donald Sloan!  I thought it was mad unfair he got DNPs when some barely better PGs ahead of him got healthy.  Flirted with back-to-back tripdubs for 10/8/6 Friday night then 16/7/9 last night.  All with one, count em, ONE TO TOTAL!  He’s not the best shooter (10-25 FG 3-11 3PTM in those games), but the journeyman deserves a shot at a role somewhere, even if off the bench.  C.J. Watson‘s sore foot might have him back soon, while George Hill‘s groin will cost him a few more.  Makes it a mess, but if we know Watson is out for sure tonight (spoiler alert – I’m assuming!), Sloan makes for a solid stream.

Zaza Pachulia Zaza arms!  Needs to get that acne checked out…  16/14/3/2/0 last night against the lowly New York Poppycocks, with John Henson struggling with foul trouble (5 in 11 minutes).  Henson has been playing well, which makes it hard to believe either Ersan Ilyasova (concussion) or Larry Sanders (weird mix of “personal reasons” and flu) will come back for major minutes.  The 18-17 Bucks have got it figured out!

Tony Wroten – I loved what our friends at Rotoworld had as a Wroten headline – “Tony Wroten does Tony Wroten things”.  28/2/3/3/0 shooting 4-9 FT and 5 TO Friday.  Then the big uh-oh!  Michael Carter-Williams sat Saturday with his surgically repaired shoulder a little sore.  Wroten looked pretty good in the fill-in start against the Clips (27/4/7/1/0 with 8-21 FG & 8-9 FT) keeping the Sixers in it until the 4th, but had the rough TO (6).  MCW has said he’s playing tonight, but yikes – another guy with major shutdown concerns.  Whenever MCW gets hot, sell sell sell.  My bad on that one Razzball Nation!  Hopefully…

Draymond Green …makes up for it a bit!  Unreal 16/11/13/2/2 line Friday night (plus two treys), for a tripdub+rainbow.  Why I’ve not done better in RCLs… Everyone knew to get him early!

Ty Lawson – Not to be out-done on the rainbow line front, 25/11/2/2/2 Saturday night with 10-14 FG (3-4 3PTM 2-3 FT) and only 2 TO.  Nugs blowing out the Grizzlies makes about as much sense as Wroten hitting 8-9 FT!

Nerlens Noel To another bad call, and to a team that’s dead to me+everyone.  7/12/4/0/1 Saturday, with 6 TO and 3-12 mother f shooting.  I watched a lot of that game, and he’s just Russian!  I mean, rushin’.  I don’t get why the Sixers seem so antsy.  Antsy in their pantsy.  Relax!  Don’t do it!  When you wanna…

Jazz Gs – Ughhhhh.  So after Alec Burks has season-ending surgery, Rodney Hood has a foot issue stemming from a sore heel.  Tar heel haunting the dookie!  Then Patrick Christopher steps in, and dislocates his kneecap (eeeeeeeek).  It’s thought Christopher didn’t tear anything, but now it’s SF reserve Joe Ingles in there!  Played 30 minutes for 7/3/4/2/0, and while fundamentally sound, is nothing special.  He could chip in some steals for the deepest of deep leagues, but even as a former Ingles owner in REL, I didn’t put a bid in on him back off the wire.

Greivis Vasquez – Had a huge game for 25/5/7 on Friday against the Warriors, but then the twerp was awful again on Sunday.  Super twerp!

Landry Fields – Returned from his concussion Friday and it bludgeoned James Johnson (12 minutes of 0/2/0/0/1), but JJ got some junky minutes against the Suns last night for 17/7/2/2/1 on 7-9 shooting.  I agree with everyone – he deserves consistent PT, but Fields is starting again and ruining JJ again.

Marreese Speights – The ace of Speights!  26/8 on 12-19 shooting in Friday night’s blowout W.  There’s surely some worry that with David Lee getting more minutes (23 Friday for 12/7 and 2 blocks) and Andrew Bogut eventually coming back Speights will lose PT, but you can’t really sell him high unless in a really deep league.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Back-to-back dubdubs for MKG, but what’s mostly intriguing for the defensive specialist SF is 10+ shots in the past 4.  A few more shots opening up with Al Jefferson out is certainly making MKG 12-team worthy.

Kemba Walker Either HOT HOT HOT!  or cold…  HOT HOT HOT!  or cold…  Using that every time now…  4-16 FG Friday but still had an improbable rainbow (10/2/5/2/2), then was hot Saturday for 10-21 shooting (4-8 3PTM) 30/7/6/2/1.

Jared Sullinger – I hate Brad Stevens.  16/16/2/1/1 Saturday and has looked pretty good the past 5 games after declining minutes and a 9-minute goose-egg 6 games ago.  I think I might like Even Stevens over Brad Stevens.  I just showed my fiance that sentence and she said “wow – must be harsh, you hated your life the 4 seconds I flipped that on…”

Marcus Smart Yikes.  4/0/1/1/0 in 17 minutes Saturday.  And then B-rad…

Evan Turner …decides to experiment with the horrible Evan Turner at PG with Jameer Nelson out with a kankle.  Well, sorta combo guards with Avery Bradley, but still.  29/5/6/1/0 making 4-5 treys after only 12 treys on the year before then.  12-22 FG overall with 7 TO.  I guess for some scoring and VERY light REB/AST he could be useful, but STL/BLK/3s/TO/GOODATBASKETBALL won’t.

Josh Smith – FINALLY!  Moved to the bench.  28 minutes of 12/6/2/0/1 and shot 6-9!  Too bad there was still 3 TO and 0-2 FT.  Unless you have ratio protection – and let’s face it, it just doesn’t feel as good – then there’s no reason to own Smoove in 12ers.

Trey Burke Awesome last Tuesday, awful Friday night (near-rainbow of 8/3/5/2/1 is fine, but shot 2-19!), then awesome again Saturday night for 28/6/6/1/0.  And he’s back on a ridiculous AST:TO binge that is inexplicable.  Only 9 TO the last 9 games for a 40:9 AST:TO ratio.  While nice, he’s still a 35.5% shooter.  Eesh.  As soon as you buy in, he’ll run off a 1:1 AST:TO ratio for two weeks…

Trevor Booker – What in the?!??!!  8/15/6/0/1 as Rudy Gobert started and Monsieur Elbowed (13/11/1/1/6) with no Enes Kanter.  Kanter is dealing with a kankle – fitting – so Gobert should give everyone a nice few spot starts for owners who scooped him up/are able to stream.  Booker on the other hand can just be a looker in standard…  Strike that in editing!  But in 14ers or deeper – worth a hit it and quit it like a hooker.

Portland’s Cs – Joel Freeland suffered a shoulder strain, and is out for more than 2 weeks most likely.  Youch.  No Cs left!  The Blazers seem very hesitant to give Chris Kaman a ton of minutes, so I’m guessing Thomas Robinson will finally get some run, unless Stotts goes with Meyers Leonard.  It might be tough to gauge tonight against the Lakers, who are without Kobe (more below), but in deepers if I had to pick, it’s time for T-Rob!

Cory Joseph The Cojo mojo is loco!  19/4/4/0/2 Saturday night, hitting 8-10 shots with no TO.  Against a good defender in John Wall!  Another game, another Tony Parker DNP…  Let’s hope Cojo gets the keys next year!  “Daddy Pop, I’m old enough to drive!”

Thabo Sefolosha Obliterating the Hawks bench minutes with some fantastic 6th man play.  13/12/3/2/0 on 3-4 FG (1-1 3PTM 6-6 FT) Saturday, and while I can’t trust it for 12ers unless you’re streaming, sure he could be useful in 14 and deeper.

Brandon Jennings – Whoaaaaaa, Pistons!  5 straight wins, all by 10, and the past 4 by at least 16.  Hottest team in the NBA!  The Rockets are 2-3 their past 5.  I wonder if there’s a correlation?!?!?!  Anyway, BJ for 35/2/7 “going ham” and Pete Kap let me know for 14-21 shooting (5-8 3PTM 2-2 FT).  Better shooting, FT, and low TO from DET.  I wonder if there’s a correlation?!?!?!

Jordan Hill – Ughhhhhh.  Didn’t finish it up last night, and went only 4/5/1/1/2 as Carlos Boozer haunts our hopes and dreams with his “Aaaaawwwwwww” screams every time he shoots the ball looking for a foul.

Wes Johnson – Hurt his hippy.  Not to imply he hurt his hippie.  You can’t hurt a smelly stoner like that!  Maybe Nick Young gets a little boost for tonight as Wes J is already ruled out, but meh.

Guess the Kobe Stat Line – Psyche!  Why this game has lost steam… Is going to rest tonight.  A resting mamba is a sad samba.

 

Streamers/Cheap Daily Fantasy Picks:

Dion Waiters (40% owned) – I know, I know… Waiters is owned in a lot of leagues.  But I was able to nab him in an RCL, and he was only picked up yesterday in another.  No Kyrie, no BronBron – should be a lot of labradoodles for D-Wait to initiate.

Donald Sloan (10% owned) – Here’s me assuming Watson is out tonight!  As mentioned above, Sloan is off back-to-back tripdub flirts and doesn’t turn it over.  He’s hotter than Ferris Bueller’s Sloan!

 

I hope everyone had a fantastic and safe new year’s celebration!  Hopefully a little fantasy hoops reading will ease your case of the Mondays!

  1. Mike says:
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    Hey! Is Kelly O a drop? I see THJ, Whiteside, etc on the wire. I have a lot of big men right now. Little short on assists/3’s. It’s only been 2 bad games for him but im itchin just a bit.

    PG Westbrook, Knight, Dragon
    SG Kobe, Derozan
    SF Kawhi, Covington
    PF Ibaka, Millsap, Faried
    C Aldrich, Gobert, Nurkic, Kelly O

    What do you think? Also can you rank my big men, i’m not sure which ones are more valuable than the others. Thanks a lot guys!

    12 Team 9Cat H2H

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Mike: Ugh, Kelly O I knew had been bad, but not that bad! Yeah he’s very droppable. I like the order you have your Cs. Nurkic still might have some ups and downs, but I like his blocks/REB upside more than Kally. Any time!

  2. Mike says:
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    Also What do you think about Westbrook/Faried for Curry/Sully btw? Not sure if he would take that or if it’s even a good move for me.

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      @Mike: That should be a reply to the 1st comment^

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Mike: Hmmm, that one is close. Tough with Manimal breaking out… Curry is just so so good with the 3s you need, I’d prob do it if he would

  3. VamosErik88 says:
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    Hi JB, happy new year! Great to see you back!
    As you may have understood I never sleep on my fantasy team: I’m a trade machine! XD
    Now I’m looking 2 sell high on Tristan Thompson since I think he might have reached his ceiling and before his value will be hurt by a sign/trade from the Cavaliers.
    Moreover the explosion of Wiggo convinced me that is time to move him into my starters and see what happens.
    Therefore I’d like to pack Tristan with Batum/Covington in order to try getting a top player.
    Who would you suggest to give a try for?
    I had in mind to target Kawhi since he has a 20m 3y contract that may reveal a steal if he comes back playing to his standards. Moreover Timmy and Manu will be gone next season. Buying low on him now with his injury may be good?

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      @VamosErik88:
      Sorry JB, just spoke with the Kawhi owner and he’s not interested in moving him….
      Have to find another target….Who wuold you suggest for the above player package? (better if under 26, I’m try to build a youngsters team)

      • JB Gilpin

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        @VamosErik88: Def like buying Kawhi low, sucks he wouldn’t listen! Hmmm, other young talents with upside…Loving how Cory Joseph is playing on the same team – depends on how long TP plays. Lower end though… Drummond is playing like a beast again and locked in, I think there are a ton of great targets you should be able to get, I might start with some guys you’ve traded with before as they’re likely easier to deal with 🙂

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          @JB Gilpin:
          Yeah…Kawhi was the IDEAL target….however he’s a very tough owner to deal with (moreover he’s dead last so he’s also frustrated).
          As for Joseph as you said he’s a lower tgt and he’s available on waivers…..
          Drummond has an even tougher owner to deal with and also I’m stacked at the Cs with DeAndre and Dieng…
          I’ll follow your suggestion and try to give explore deals with other owner I dealt with before….I’ll let you know the possible tgts I come up with 😉

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @VamosErik88: Cool, yup lemme know what the negotiations are looking like!

            • VamosErik88 says:
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              @JB Gilpin:
              Hi JB here I’m with some interesting news!
              I’m currently evaluating 2 offers on the Tristan+Batum package:

              1. Tristan (5m 2y) + Batum (12 m 2y) for Parsons (4m 1y) + Birdman (15m 1y). In this one my target is definitely Parsons and get rid of the Batum contract improving my cap space for the next years to explore free agency. However I’m a bit concerned with the role Parsons is going to have in Dallas for the remaining of the season and for the coming seasons…
              2. Tristan (5m 2y) + Batum (12 m 2y) for Jabari Parker (10m 2y) + T.Zeller/Mozgov (3m 1y). Here my target is Jabari. Now my only concern is the condition in which he’ll be back next season and the impact he will have in fantasy, However IMHO his potential and ceiling are far higher than Batum and pairing him with Wiggins and Dray I’m going to build one of the best F sets in fantasy for the years coming…
              Can’t wait to know your opinion and get your advice 😉

              • JB Gilpin

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                @VamosErik88: Interesting offers… So one more question about your salary caps, do you get to keep Parsons for whatever his new cap would be? I dunno about this one, Parsons is very iffy ROS with up and down games with Rondo. I dunno about the 2nd one either, you’d expect Parker to miss at least a month or two next year. I’d probably hold off on both and hope Batum gets a little better 🙂

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                  @JB Gilpin:
                  Parsons has a 1y contract so he will become a Restricted FA at the end of the season….meaning that other we’ll be able to try to sign him but I’ve the opportunity to match any offer if I want and for as much my cap space allows me (the cap is 140M)….
                  I’m not convinced by the two offers too….for parsons I’m not very optimistic with Rondo and Monta outta there and Nowitzki may carrying on for 2 more seasons….
                  As for Jabari I’m definitely intrigued by his potential but at the same time concerned on how he’ll come back from the injury….
                  Yeah maybe I should try to stick with Batum and hope he gets back to last year value….I’ve no hurry since I’ve already benched him in favor of Wiggins and I’m doing really well with my Fs (Tyreke, Dray and Covington)….
                  So I can take a wait and see approach….I’m just worried that he won’t be worth his salary and may harm my ambitions in next free agency (12M for this season and next)
                  What do you think? I’m intrigued with pairing Wiggins and Jabari…will he be worth the gamble?

                  • JB Gilpin

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                    @VamosErik88: I dunno, we’ve seen a lot of guys have to get eased in very slowly coming off ACL tears… I know I won’t have Jabari ranked high at all going into next year. I think I’d try to avoid him if I could, he’s almost certainly missing a month or two next year, on top of at least a month to get eased into minutes

  4. Bren says:
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    Happy new year!

    Which two to own: Adams nurkic or asik? I am just looking for bigs to round out the bench so overall stats don’t get hurt unless you believe in Marcus smart lol

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Bren: Happy new year! I SO BELIEVE IN MARCUS SMART! Haha, nahhhh kidding. I grabbed NUrkic for him in a league needing a big, but I like Adams the best

  5. Wen says:
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    Hi JB, I am thinking to gamble a bit and try to trade my Marcin Gortat + Paul Pierce for Ricky Rubio + Zach Randolph. What do you think? Thanks for your advice.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Wen: Would be a dynamite trade if you can pull it off. Gortat hasn’t been great, and while Rubio probably won’t play huge minutes/be as good as draft day value, he should be pretty damn good

  6. Sio says:
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    Hey JB!
    Just lost a big one last week due to curry and pau going bonkers. Now im looking to re tool. Which side would you take between AD/calderon vs steph/sully/jordan hill? I feel its pretty even but since we’re a virtual lock for playoffs i want the guys with the better skeds.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Sio: I would still want AD, as neither Suly or Hill/Calderon are more than bottom end guys. And I like AD over Curry still even with a better playoff schedule since he brings harder to get stats to the table in 9cat. Very close though!

  7. Slim

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    I never though I’d get to talk about ‘Oldboy’. One of the strangest movies I’ve ever seen. The plot is absurd and the ending made me throw up in my mouth in little bit but with that said, if you like incredibly odd movies then this one is for you. That might not be the best endorsement I’ve ever given a movie…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slim: Haha, you see the Korean original one? I’ve seen that one and liked it, I still haven’t seen the US remake. I might at some point though…

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      @Slim:
      The Spike one might be even better than the original Korean one for me…(a rare situation when it comes to a remake) and it also turned me into a Lizzie Olson fan…(an improbable situation when it comes to an Olson)

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Quintero: INteresting… I’ll def check it out then! I do like young Olson, she seems to have talent haha. Good in Godzilla.

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          @JB Gilpin: maybe u should! The Korean version is more gritty and believable but spike’s makes up with finer acting and direction, I.e. Olson is obviously an attraction for watching it.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Quintero: Interesting, yup I’ll netflix it. Olson is damn good lookin haha

  8. Loler says:
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    I just traded John Wall for Kyrie Irving straight up. Will I regret that trade?

    I’m at the top of my league in assists, I have about 150 assists ahead of the guy behind me. Dead last at TOs.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Loler: Fits the need, the injury concern is a little alarming, but I like it!

  9. Carl says:
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    Would you rather have Henson or Nurkic moving forward in a 12-team H2H?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Carl: Ohhhhh good one, I’ll go Nurkic, I think playing time upside tips the scales, the BUcks never seem to wanna play mr Muppet

  10. playoffsched says:
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    In a keeper league, what side of these trades do you like? keep in mind the playoff schedule (i know lebrons is bad)

    DMC ($40) and rubio ($20) for Harden ($40)
    RUbio and Batum ($15) for Lebron ($100)
    rubio and Covington ($15) for lebron (bad playoff schedule)
    wiggins ($25) for serge
    rubio and batum for harden

    thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @playoffsched: 1. Hmmm, depends on team budget, probably Harden. 2. I’d keep Batum, giving up too much keeper value. 3. Same. 4. Is Serge not keepable? Depends on team need. 5. I’d def take Harden there. Any time!

  11. ABulldogs says:
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    Hey JB,

    I am looking to add treys, dimes, and FG% for next 2 weeks’ h2h matchup.

    Debating between MO williams and Augustin?

    Who do you think will be most useful in those categories?

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ABulldogs: Gimme Mo Will. Good luck!

  12. miles proudfoot says:
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    Hey man thanks for the write up! Can you get down with dropping Monroe for Mason Plumplee if I can’t trade Monroe? Also, do you ride with Nerlens and Jordan Hill the rest of the season if someone like Plumlee or Robin Lopez when healthy is out there on the waivers? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @miles proudfoot: Eeesh, def want to own both! With Brolo still there and playing, even barely, I’d have to stick with Monroe. I’ll take Plum over Hill right now though. Nerlens I’m trying to hold… Begrudgingly haha

      • miles proudfoot says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks for the advice. Yes, begrudgingly is definitely the right word.

  13. Lasandro says:
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    Haha ratio protection is totally no bueno, agreed!

    @slim you referring to the spike lee version or the original? I recently watch the first installment of the original “oldboy” Korean trilogy – Sympathy for Mr Vengeance. Entertaining albeit a touch effed-up a la Gone Girl

    So, do I trade my Kieff or gortat for ariza in a 14cat roto?

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      @jb Gilpin: you may remember I recently dropped Kieff to pick giannis up and the both of you felt that it was the wrong move. So I swapped them over again and Kieff had a poopy game with giannis going off. I seriously think he out rebounds Kieff ROS which is just stupid. An Kieff missing fts and not hitting the post hard is making me like him less. But I’ll take your word. I know that he’ll likely out score giannis the rest of the way but gosh it’s hard picking between those two.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: Agree, picking between them is like Sophie’s Choice! Def would move Gortat for Ariza. Kieff vs him… Depends on needs, I probably would

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          @JB Gilpin: wiggins with another great ame today so I think he’s on my squad to stay. So sad that gortat has become worthy of wire fodder.. I’m not sure what’s going on in Washington but I thought he woulda been able to average 13/9 in his sleep!

          How about this: Covington over Kieff? I’ll give Kieff one more game to prove me wrong but if he can’t give me the 16/7 I wanted from him when I drafted his azz, what else can I do but drop the dude. Covington seems so much more locked in for that kinda production and he’ll help me with 3s while not killin my %s

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            @Lasandro: Glad I talked you into him! I’m still going Kieff, always unknowns in Philly… Still think Kieff will get it goin

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Lasandro: I’ve only seen the Spike Lee version. It had my attention the whole way but it got really uncomfortable towards the end…

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Slim: I’m sure the original Korean one is much better…

  14. Joe says:
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    Dropped Noel for Gobert yesterday ($5 bid). I’m hoping he gets at least 25 minutes, and maybe more if Kanter gets traded. To the question at hand, what do I do about MCW? If I can’t trade him for anything of value, should I drop him for a Redick, a Young, or a Nuric?

    As for FAs: Redick. Nuric, Tristan, Meeks, Aldrich, Zaza, Whiteside, N.Young, and Henson are all available.

    10-team, H2H, 9-cat, 3 keepers. (To keep a player, you must sacrifice a pick one round higher than that player got drafted. So, for ex., to keep Durant next year would cost me my R1 pick. First round picks can’t be kept. Waiver picks are round 11 picks.). Would prefer not to drop/trade players with asterisks because they’re possible keepers.

    1. Melo, 2. Durant*, 3. Conley, 4. Marc G.*, 5. Matthews, 6. Holiday*, 7. Tyreke, 8. MCW, 8. West, 10. IT2, W.Gobert

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      @Joe:

      PS. A random double dip: Is offering something like Melo/Reke/West for Bosh/Covington/Parker pricing Melo about right (i.e. at the I’ll overpay you a bit to take him off my hands)?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Joe: Nah I don’t think you can drop MCW. says he’s playing today, got a 4 game week, I think he will get back to being useful-ish haha.

        Yeah that sounds great, you still get a quality guy in Bosh back, Covington should maintain value and you take a frustrating guy off his hands with TP haha

  15. hamtime says:
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    1. currently own speights but looking at making the drop for whiteside. thoughts? tzeller and KOQ also an option.

    2. sanders is floating on the wire. own aldrich and speights. worthy of an add or stand pat.

    3. kjmcd and smart still worth holding onto, or are their spots more useful for streamers in 14/16 man leagues?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @hamtime: 1. With Frye not too badly hurt, no KOQ. Zeller would be frustrating, but he’s my pick. 2. Nahhh, i dunno how much Sanders will play. 3. KJ I still like decently enough, Smart can go

  16. Scott says:
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    Yeah, can’t sell Olad for a head cold right now.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: Even after a hot week, I know!

  17. Johnny says:
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    Sup JB! Happy 2015..

    Would you trade Noel for David West, Wiggins, or Monroe? Even though TO’s blow I love Noel’s stls/blks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Johnny: Thanks man, happy 2015! Deffff would Wiggins. Other two, if he’s helping you in those D cats I probably wouldn’t

  18. Filkarri says:
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    Happy new year, guys! So far your advice has kept me with firm control of 1st place in my league. I have 2 questions for you today. 10 team head to head points league.

    1. Do you like Collison or Oladipo more this week? Both have 3 games, and although I feel like Collison’s schedule is perhaps more favorable, Oladipo has been on fire and I’d hate to see that wasting away on my bench.

    2. Can you rank these players for my 2 utlility spots? I’m including Oladipo in case you think I should be starting both him and Collison.

    Dieng (4 games)
    Giannis (4 games)
    Oladipo (3 games)
    Covington (4 games)

    Thanks again!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Filkarri: Thanks man, happy new year! Glad we’re helping out! 1. Ehhh, mostly Oladipo is getting carried with steals and better %s than he’s used to, I’d go Colly. 2. I’d go Giannis, Dieng, Oladipo, Covington – maybe Oladipo goes over Dieng if you look at your opposing team and you think you’re gonna kill Reb/Blk. Any time!

  19. hanns says:
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    what do you think of Ariza’s production in the future? I’m thinking about sitting him this week in my weekly league…maybe even drop is this continues.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hanns: I still like Ariza a lot, shooters have slumps and he’s still getting elite steals with a good TO rate. Sure he might be worth sitting if you’ve got good steals this week until he shoots out of it

  20. yan yala says:
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    Hey JB, happy new year.
    Would you recommend trading nick young for giannis the mannis? (The dude is a huge lakers fan)

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @yan yala: Deffffffffff would do it in a heartbeat! Happy new year!

  21. fish says:
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    Would you drop Wes Johnson to stash KMart?

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      @fish: Yeah since Wes is hurt too, and it doesn’t sound great for him

  22. I am the Walrus says:
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    Trade MCW for Tyrke?

    • I am the Walrus says:
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      Also would you trade MCW and Hill for Evans and B.Lopez?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @I am the Walrus: Eeeesh, not in love with either. They both make sense though. I think I would hold out for more, Evans still has a bad FG% and pretty bad TO with less upside in Assists/Steals

  23. Hayward Ginobili says:
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    Hey JB – Happy New Year! Tough loss in the RCL last week. Kahwi being out is no bueno for you. I guess last week was a preview of the playoffs with the top 6 teams duking it out – looking forward to the actual playoffs. Gonna be good.

    Quick off-topic baseball question, since I rely heavily on your pitching guru-ness. Could you rank these pitchers for me in a dynasty league? (SP cats – QS/ERA/WHIP/Ks):

    Carrasco, A Wood, Salazar, Shoemaker

    Can you tell me if there’s a huge tier difference between the ranks too. Initially I though Alex Wood would (stuterrer) be the clear leader out of this group, but I’m reading a ton about Carrasco breaking out. Are you as high on him as others? Thanks, man!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hayward Ginobili: Yup it is not. I didn’t have much time to groom that team either traveling so much. My team will be better. Woooo pitching! I gotta start my SP ranks soon… I’d go Wood, Salazar a close 2nd, Carrasco, Shoemaker. I like Shoe too, but Carrasco is gonna be a big one for me this yr for sure. Nah Salazar is close to Wood for dynasty upside, Wood short-term should be great though. Any time!

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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks, man. That’s very helpful. I imagine Wood will have better numbers in 2015 now that the Braves won’t move him in and out of the bullpen willy nilly. Salazar is always a sexy pick. Carrasco sauce picking up some steam too. Basically I get to burn my last draft picks on two of these guys in a deep 14-teamer, so it looks like I have good choices.

        When do you expect your SP ranks to come out? Looking forward to them. Do you think Archer and Odorizzi make your top 50 SPs?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Hayward Ginobili: Definitely agree with that. Had some bad bad numbers from the bullpen. Terrible move last year.

          Ugggghhh, I dunno man haha. Hoops is definitely the focus. I’m gonna shoot for February sometime, last year I think I had em out early March. I highly doubt either of those dudes will, Archer with that awful WHIP… So much depth too to have either top 50. Pitching is gonna be great this year

  24. gfpao13 says:
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    Would you drop Mozgov for Nurkic in 12-roto 9-cat with position restriction of 3?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @gfpao13: Yup I think I’m at that point now

  25. Dorian says:
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    Hey guys. Just wanted your thoughts on a trade I did awhile ago. I traded Jeff Teague for Danny Green and Manu Ginobli. This is now my team in an 8 cat league (no TOs, hurray~):
    G- Kemba Walker
    G- Michael Carter-Williams
    G- Danny Green
    F- Draymond Green
    F- Andre Drummond
    F- Markieff Morris
    C- Rudy Gobert
    U- Victor Oladipo
    B- Elfrid Payton
    B- Manu Ginobli
    B- Tyler Zeller

    Think I’ll stay put with this for awhile unless someone comes along with a trade for one of my forwards or centers, because all that’s available on the FA is the Cs (Len, O’Quinn, Nurkic, Davis).

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dorian: Green has been a beast, and with no TO, MCW is a beast for ya! Lookin good! Ginobili for a C that emerges more from that pack (Nurkic getting close) I would consider down the road

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        @JB Gilpin:
        Yeah, I figured that getting Green who gets both guard and forward was worth it for Teague. Getting both him and Manu was even better. Without TOs, MCW isn’t going to kill me, but I’m hoping he cuts those down so that it’ll bring him even more success.

        And boy I don’t think I get to wait on Nurkic. In 9 minutes, already got 8 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal and 2 blocks. Picked up he is!

        Walker, MCW, Oladipo, Drummond, Kieff, Draymond, Danny, Gobert and I’ll probably add Nurkic (thanks current game~). 🙁 Wish I had more than 3 keepers. I’d like to keep’em al.

        Also, seriously, thanks again JB and Razzball crew! I owe my success these past two seasons due to you guys and your information you provide. It may be premature for this season, but the results I get from the knowledge you provide is awesome. Keep up the great work.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Dorian: Nice! I got Nurkic a couple ago with an open spot too in 12ers. Haha I hate that in limited keeper leagues! Thanks so much man, I really appreciate that – glad we’re helping!

  26. Remy says:
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    I have an interesting question for you…
    I’m in a 12 team, 18 man roster ROTO league that counts the following categories:
    FG%, FT%, 3PT%, 3PTM, PTS, AST, OREB, DREB, ST, BLOCKS, and triple doubles…

    I’m in first place as of today, but none of my guys have recorded a triple double, and I’d really prefer to not take a 1 in the triple doubles category…
    Here are the players on my roster that could get a TD, in order of most likely to get a TD in my opinion:
    Curry, Batum, Jrue, Millsap, Collison, Dieng (he gets a lot of assists lol), maaaaaaaaybe Jarrett Jack if Deron ever gets traded, Antetok
    And the rest of the roster I doubt will get one a TD:
    Korver, Faried, Monroe, Meeks, Pevokic, PJ Tucker, Patty Mills, Shabazz M, Mirotic, and Gobert…

    I know triple doubles are pretty random, but I’ve been thinking I should try to acquire another player who is more likely to get a TD… or should I just hold out for the time being? Curry did get 4 TDs last year…
    I’ve been thinking of offering Monroe and Collison for Rondo, who has 3 TDs already this year, but I think I’d def be giving up too much to chase the triple double potential. Also noone wants Greg Monroe.

    Thanks

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      @Remy:
      I should give a little more detail on how my team has done: I have 10 points or more in FG%, 3PT%, OREB, DREB, AST, ST, and BLK… 8 in 3PTM, 6 in FT%, and I’m tied for last in triple doubles

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Remy: Yeah I like Collison a lot, but agree, Monroe is hard to trade. Helps OREB is a cat, he’s helpful enough there. I think it’s a little heavy for Rondo, mainly because I doubt he gets more than 1 more TD in Dallas ROS. Why i don’t like that as a roto stat – it’s like CG in baseball, very fluky.

  27. Zar says:
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    Alright JB, I’m gonna drop you with my two pair of Greens and Gasols.

    Also, I’m feeling the Al Jefferson injury pretty badly. Between general Vasquez, Jefferson, and Rubio, are any of them droppable for Sloan or Whiteside (I can only think of Eli Whiteside)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Zar: Haha you probably will since no Kawhi is killing me. Eli Whitside! Hah! Umm, Vasquez to stream Sloan or if you need big man stats for Whiteside – sure no issue there.

  28. Pops says:
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    Hi Jb,
    Happy New Year
    Just checking in, 8-1 without Lebron last week (played absent owner though)
    But it all counts in the standings.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pops: Nice man! Team gramps = da champs! We’ll chat more about ya in the RCL recap tomo 🙂

  29. Hamtime says:
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    1. Pls rank these bigs for ROS potential (14m/9cat): speights adams whiteside zeller frye sanders

    2. trade kjmcd for nurkic?

    3. who is more valuable, Olynyk or zeller? Stevens is being a total ass with his ridiculous lineup choices.

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      @Hamtime: Idk, tough for me to evaluate Sanders and Speights. Part of me thinks that Speights will retain a decent role even when Bogut returns simply because he has been so good for GS this season. With Larry Sanders, who knows? (Think he’ll take a back seat to Henson and Zaza) I really like what I’ve been seeing from Whiteside, but would like a larger sample size before making a ROS conclusion.

      For me Adams is the clear number one.

      2: I would, especially since Nurkic hits most of the cats KJ does, but gets ya more rebounds and a higher FG%.

      3: Stevens is a total #@* and is essentially making nearly everyone on that team borderline unownable with his erratic lineup changes, well because why the $%#* not? Also noticed that he also has a tendency to go with the hot hand. (Unfortunately that means more run for (gulp) Evan Turner) JB try to hold it in!

      Zeller simply outplayed Olynyk last week, hence less PT for KO. I think Olynyk’s last week is nothing more than a slump since he was well below his season averages even when adjusted for his reduced PT. I don’t think that will last long though. I’m confident that he will get bumped up to 25 minutes+ in the near future. KO>Zeller

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      @Ryan: @Hamtime: 1. Adams, Zeller (guessing Tyler?), Frye, Sanders, Whiteside. Both last 2 go up if you need blocks over treys. 2. Ehhhh, I probably wouldn’t unless more of a pure big man stat need. 3. I’d have to stick with Olynyk, but I really hate Brad stevens, thus all Celtics

  30. Philzilla (Cats Like War Milk) says:
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    The JUS is Loose.

  31. Bye Felicia says:
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    I was one day ahead on MCW
    Shipped him to a team with one PG for my Greek Boyfriend. I’m ready to take flight in this league now that I’ve found a sucker to take those terrible %’s!!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bye Felicia: Haha, yeah if Giannis fits you team, nice move! If he only has one PG and good %s everywhere, it’s good for him too

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @JB Gilpin: And I got a monster game worth of stats before shipping him out the door. That’s a win/win HAHA!

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          @Bye Felicia: Love the sendoff games!

  32. jcg says:
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    2015 ! Whoop! Hoping for continued and improved success for Razzball and all the Razzballas!

    1) Any buy low, high assist guys you can recommend looking to trade for? My league has vetoed my trades before so it’s tough to get them done.
    2) who do you think would be my most droppable player in case of a run to the wire add pops up?
    3) Would trading Chandler for IT3 be a solid move? Thanks much!

    12 team h2h 9 cat

    MCW
    Lilllard
    Conley

    Monta
    W Chandler
    Covington
    Giannis
    Tobias
    R Anderson

    Drummond
    Cousins
    Dieng
    Gobert

    • JB Gilpin

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      @jcg: Thanks so much man! Happy new year!

      1. Jarrett Jack certainly isn’t too high, but DWill is playing decent which should get him traded. Elfrid Payton is playing great and shoulnd’t cost much. Maybe Rubio’s owner is impatient?

      2. Gotta be Gobert, but Kanter looks like he’ll be out a bit. I guesssss Covington is kinda a close 2nd, but not wanting to drop either.

      3. Nahhhhh I like Chandler’s consistency a little more.

      Any time!

  33. Clos says:
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    Jb! Happy new year mam hope you had a good one. Currently in first place right now by 14 games.. Again thanks to you and slim.. Just wondering if you think I should drop any of my guys.. Not too happy with Pbev and Jack these days..
    Paul
    Colly
    Knight
    Pbev
    Jack
    Covington
    Draymond green
    Markeiff
    Taj
    Cousins
    Aldridge
    Favors
    Marc gasol
    I proposed a trade to someone.. My Paul and Favors for A. Davis and kemba.. See if he bites.
    You think there’s anyone I should drop from that team?
    Guys on the wire :
    Gerald green, olynyk, ross, Mozgov, Bradley, Muhammad, Barnes, Elfrid, brewer, dion, smart, kcp, Aldrich, pitman, Henson, malevolent, mirotic, mkg
    Anyone else you think I should drop for or keep that team how it is.. Let me know.. Thanks a lot!

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      @Clos: pitpat *
      Mclemore *

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Clos: Thanks man, I hope you hyad a good new years as well! Starting with the trade, let’s hope he takes it! Haha. Man, I like Jack a lot but I like Shabazz a good bit too. Whoa, I like Elfird too! Gimme Elfrid for Jack. Any time!

  34. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    JB, whats up brotha?

    My team is chugging along, bouncing between 1st and 2nd in my 11 team roto (no TOs). My only weak spots are in points and treys. I just about have blocks wrapped up already, my team is absolutely smoking the field for swats. What are your thoughts on adding Dirk for points and treys? Would a package of Greek Freak and Jordan Hill get it done in your estimation?

    Are there any other options out there that would be viable ads? I’m sitting on Kevin Martin for a boost in 3s, but just him wont’ be enough I am afraid.

    I hate to move the Freak, but with 3s and points I think I can claim the title for a 2nd straight year.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: Alls good man, happy it’s a new year!

      That deal probbbbbably wouldn’t get Dirk, but Giannis is indeed playing huge. Any other sell-high bottom-end guys you have instead of Hill?

      If you can stream, I’d have a spot with a 3 baller every day if I could. Timmy Jr. maybe when Melo is officially shut down?

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        @JB Gilpin:

        So my bench is currently housing 1 of: Hill, Giannis, Valanciunus and Rubio + Kev-Mart.

        My bottom end trade pieces would be the trio above. Giannis + Jonas for Dirk? That could be a bit closer, yeah? My other option would be to trade Jrue for a scorer/chucker and let Rubio slot in when he is healthy.

        Any thoughts on either of those propositions?

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          @OldMilwaukeePounders:

          I suppose Hill could be jettisoned for Timmy Jr as an independent move any how.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @OldMilwaukeePounders: Sure yeah, I like the Jonas trade too. Jrue should fetch a good value too. Jrue for Klay? Who knows, might be a need for the Klay owner. Given a need for pts and treys and the Knicks trading everyone, yeah Timmy J is a good add

  35. Shaft says:
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    trying to pry curry away from his owner. you think this is a worthy offer?

    my: holiday, rubio and tyson chandler
    for his: curry and afflalo or burke (or any other garbage)

    i would then drop afflalo or burke and grab two of the following: aldrich, gobert, ed davis, jack, shabazz, zaza, henson, nurkic, tristan thompson or evan turner (ew, gross).

    is it worth it if it can be done? i just think lillard + curry would be deadly. but i dont know if i could get it done without giving up lillard.

    my team in a 10-team, 8-cat:
    G: Lillard, Knight, Holiday, Rubio
    F: Durant, Draymond, Boogie, Covington, W. Chandler, Sully
    C: Favors, T. Chandler

    thanks dawg.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Shaft: Sure, yeah sonds like some good depth can be made on the wire, and you’d be elite in 3s while staying good in assists with Rubio almost back. Slim in a 20 teamer got Curry without giving up Lillard! But Curry is too expensive to keep past this year and it’s a dynasty, so that figured in…

      • Shaft says:
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        @JB Gilpin: rejected as expected I guess. Anyway, with the r-jax news, try to trade for him? how about wilson Chandler for him straight up? Or sully? Or both?

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          @Shaft: I’d start with Chandler, but both would work too if RJax is indeed going to NYK, but it’s sounding like he’s not…

  36. Know One says:
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    Hey JB! KJ was just dropped, should I pick him up and drop Stuckey? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Know One: Ummmm, I’d lean yes if I needed the defensive stats. Any time!

  37. Dante Green says:
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    Sup Jb! Nice post!! But nothing about my boy BLEDSOE?! How dare you! LOL Anyway, got an offer: my bledsoe for his kawhileonard, i’m not buying it cos i believe i’m giving up too much(as of the moment) and i’ve actually never thought of acquiring him! But the owner is in dire need of a point guard and i’ve lots of em:
    (Pg curry bledsoe colly jennings mc
    Sg wiggins
    Sf kd parsons batum
    Pf faried dirk
    C hibbert alrich) If I’d send him one of my PGs it would have to be MC and it is more of a help for him than anything else, should I counter it with my mcw for his leonard? Or is it even a fair trade for him? I know pops said leonard is still weeks out tho

    Thanks bud

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dante Green: Thanks man! Hah, well over 4 nights worth of games it was a little broader 🙂 Man, I would have to take Kawhi but Kawhi is one of my fav NBAers. Sure it hurts with an injury keeping him out, but I like the value. You could always counter with MCW then go back to the original…

      • Dante Green says:
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        @JB Gilpin: if only mcw could make half of his shots he would average like 25 a game. Hah still a tripdub threat tho! Had him glued to the bench for 2 weeks now, won 2 in a row!! Dang I remember weeks ago u were so optimistic bout Wiggins, and now I’m realizing why u were! Had thoughts of dropping or moving him but stayed with him and waited it out, hope he continues to deliver! Anyway thanks bud for always responding! Appreciate it

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          @Dante Green: Glad I helped Wiggins owners stay strong! MCW played well tonight – buttttttt, against no Kyrie and Dellavedova. Kinda conflicted… I’m trying to hold, but might shop around after such a good one. Any time man, appreciate ya stoppin by!

  38. miles proudfoot says:
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    I’m in a league where trades seem damn near impossible. There’s some decent options on the wire so looking to do a two for one if at all possible. Looking to float Dirk and THarris out there due to playoff schedules for say a Lamarcus Aldridge or Lilliard persay. Just for a baseline, am I giving up too much, not enough in your opinion? Thanks!

    • miles proudfoot says:
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      @miles proudfoot: yo also glad I didn’t win a bid on JR Smith and dropped shump. My NY Poppycockers just traded them for, um, cap room. tank on gentleman! Although we were already kind of doing that…

      • JB Gilpin

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        @miles proudfoot: Sure, I like both of those offers! Hopefully Lillard – playing beastly. NY Poppycockers indeed! Glad it’s catching on 🙂

  39. 740 says:
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    Sup JB, 10team h2h 8cats.

    Deron Williams, drop him for any of these guys or hold? R. Jackson, E. Payton

    Thanks bruh

    • JB Gilpin

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      @740: Whewwwww. Sounds like Rjax isn’t part of the trade so I would go Payton. Or try a package trade dumping Dwill if you can

  40. Mari says:
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    Feliz Año Nuevo JB,

    I have a quick little question… who do you prefer, Covington or Deng?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Mari: De nada! I would take Covington, I’m so out on Deng haha

  41. mamba says:
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    I’m stuck between Aldrich and Nurkic. I’m in a 10 team H2h points league with extra points for double doubles. I think Aldrich continues to get playing time with Carmelo possibly being shut down for season and Amare and Dalembert being injury prone. At the same time, Nurkic has been playing like a beast and there’s rumors of Mozgov being traded which would open up more minutes for him.

    I wish I could keep both but the maximum centers we can roster in the league is 3 so I need to drop Aldrich in order to add Nurkic.

    Points per game based on my league settings:

    in the last week – Aldrich 24, Nurkic 36
    in the last 2 weeks – Aldrich 28.5, Nurkic 26
    in the last month – Aldrich 24.5, Nurkic 21

    Obviously Nurkic is the hotter play in the last week but want your opinion on who has better value for the rest of the season. thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @mamba: Yeah Mozzy Bear getting traded or just ceding more and more minutes like he has been lately I think make minutes upside fairly comparable. Well, Aldrich should actually get more, no need for DEN to run Nurkic into the ground as I think he’s had a few injuries in teenage Euro ball. I;m still taking Nurkic though, i think he’s a better player with so much more upside while delivering now.

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