The Knickerbockers continue to stink it up, with a heartbreaking loss to Wizards.  Melo put up an incredible 25 points in the second quarter, but only managed to finish the game with 34.  The Knicks made a valiant comeback effort at the end, but the hustle and determination of John Wall stymied their efforts.  This game was quite depressing because it really hammered the point home that Melo is not who he used to be.  Sure, the flashes of brilliance are there, but a younger Anthony would’ve pushed 50 points without a problem.  On that somber note, let’s get into the rest of the evening!

Devin Booker – I don’t know what to make of him.  He had a 21/7/8/0/0 line with 4 TOs.  On top of that he only made 4-12 from the field wtih 13/14 at the line.  I’m not a fan, but he puts up stats of a sort.

Tyson Chandler – The Suns MVP for the game.  22 points, 16 boards, and a block.  Tyson is the god of boards, but not much else typically.

TJ Warren – Back to his high efficiency ways with meh stat lines.  18/3/1/2/1 on 8-12 shooting.  He is great for slashing and shooting from mid range, but he seems like a better real life guy than fantasy play.

Lebron James – Did Lebron things with 21/9/15/1/2 on only 12 shots.  It’s hard to argue that there’s a better all around player in the league, despite the gaudy lines of those who live in the land of Rockets, and those who were snubbed… * cough cough *

James Jones – Started with Kevin Love out and put up an efficient 14 points with 4 treys.  Ho hum.

Channing Frye – The main beneficiary of Love out.  18 points, 10 boards, also with 4 three balls.  If Love is out for longer than they think, Frye would be a must add.  I don’t think that’s likely though.

 Goran Dragic – Balled out this game with 32 points on 11-15 shooting.  In an unspectacular game, Dragic was one of the bright spots.  He will continue to dominate touches with the Miami backcourt being so depleted.

Hassan Whiteside – The Mavs did a good job of keeping him in check with only 13/8/2/1/0.  He’ll bounce back, but this may be his highest assist total in his career… So there’s that!

Tyler Johnson – Lit it up with 23 points, and not a whole lot else (23/1/2/1/0) – It’s worrying that he didn’t touch 30 minutes, even with Josh Richardson down.

All Dallas Players – Perhaps it’s just laziness, but I don’t think any of the Dallas players deserve a mention.  They majority of the starters scored in the mid teens on mediocre percentages, with very little in the peripheral department.  Frankly this team irks me.  If they’re going to lose, they should at least play their future talent, but nope!  Dallas management is delusional.  End of rant.

Bradley Beal – It was an off game for him, but he’ll bounce back.  Only 8 points tonight on 4-13 and 0-7 from deep.  I’m not worried.

John Wall – He was magnificent. 29/4/13/3/0 on 11-21 shooting, and some huge plays down the stretch.

Otto Porter – A great day at the office for Porter.  6 treys on the night for a final line of 23/6/2/1/1 – that’s not bad on only 13 shots.

Derrick Rose – He had some vintage plays, but the final line was underwhelming.  20/5/2/0/0.  Meh.

Carmelo Anthony – See lead in paragraph.  Final line of 34/10/2/1/0.

Kristaps Porzingis – Played 29 minutes off the bench and finished with 15 points on 6-11 shooting.  Solid, but nothing to write home about.  He didn’t seem too involved.

Kyle O’Quinn – Put his stamp on the game with 14 points, 8 boards, 3 assists, a steal, and 3 blocks.  Oh yeah, he only played 21 minutes… His per 36s are fantastic!

Will Barton – Started and managed a pretty nice line: 18/3/7/0/2 – The two blocks were a sweet throw in, but not much to see here, since Denver is so beat up right now.

Nikola Jokic – Finally playing like his early drafters hoped!  35/12/4/0/2.  That’s a pretty damn good line.  It’s nice to see him asserting himself now.

Dejounte Murray – On the Spurs side, their young PG started for Tony Parker, and put on an unexpected show!  24 points, 3 treys for Murray.  He sprinkled in some other stats, but the scoring was the great part.

David Lee – In a spot start he put up 10/16/2/1/1.  The Spurs officially have too much depth.

Kawhi Leonard – Kawhi did what Kawhi do.  34/5/4/2/1 – This was almost an off night for him.

 

That’s all for today folks.  I didn’t stay up for the Clippers/Wolves game, but through the first quarter it didn’t seem too intriguing.  Perhaps it’ll look different in the morning, but yeah.  Raymond Felton had 5 assists in the first quarter, so maybe he tops 10 on the game…   DeAndre also looks poised for a big game, but nothing new there.

For questions, make sure to include your league size and format!

At any rate, have a great day everyone and stay razzy!

  1. Scott says:
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    My Chris Paul team is pretty much finished…

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Scott: Same… It’s a sad state of affairs.

  2. Cyril says:
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    Hey Adam,

    I was just offered this trade in a 12-team h2h 9-cat league, what’re your thoughts?

    My Aldridge + Love + Conley

    For Cousins + Millsap

    • Adam

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      @Cyril: Hmmmm that’s tough. I think it depends on who you could add in that third spot, and how much PG depth you have. My initial thought would be to hold, but I could see a situation where it would be good.

  3. Tony C says:
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    Hey Adam great recap today! I have Pau Gasol and want to know if he can be dropped with players such as Greg Monroe, Olynyk, Nogueira, Okafor, Zubac, Harrell, Noah and O’Quinn available in this league? I could instead stash Pau on my IL and drop Middleton or Simmons who are currently on my IL. What should I do with Pau with the fantasy playoffs being more important to me right now than the next month? Thanks for your help!

    • Adam

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      @Tony C: Thanks! I would hold until an official timetable is released. Out of that group, I’d probably go Olynyk then Harrell, then Monroe for a replacement. Unfortunately, none of those guys have locked up roles yet.

  4. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    Thoughts on Dejounte Murray’s long term future? Ive heard that they see him as the next spurs PG, but obviously he’s awfully raw.

    • Adam

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      @Bryce Krispie Treats: I like him a lot, but he obviously isn’t likely to be worth a look this year. My biggest question is, what does PG of the future mean? For the Spurs, I’m betting that means at least 2-3 years down the road, so I don’t like his future outlook for fantasy purposes. Obviously he could come along quicker, but I think that would be contrary to the Spurs pattern of bringing along prospects.

  5. JJ says:
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    If you had to pick 2 to roster for upside later this year, thanks!

    Curry, Levert, Zubac, Simmons, Middleton, Saric

    • Adam

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      @JJ: Probably Simmons and Saric. I could see Middleton having value, but I doubt he rounds into form in time.

  6. Polish says:
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    Rank these stashes:
    Nurkic, Rondo, Knight

    Thanks in advance

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      Adam says:
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      @Polish: Knight, Rondo, Nurk – I don’t like any of them though haha.

  7. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Adam. Would you drop either Clint Capela, Tristan Thompson, or Wilson Chandler for Ben Simmons or hold? Thanks and enjoy the weekend!

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Jerry: I would drop Capela later on if he doesn’t come back fully in a couple weeks, but I’m probably holding.

  8. Henry says:
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    Hey Adam,

    I was offered for a trade of kemba for my jokic. I am doing ft punt and have Jordan, Drummond and Capella, so I tend to trade jokic to reduce my overloaded rebounds. Do you think this is a fair deal?

    Thanks!

    • Adam

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      @Henry: That sounds solid to me – If he’s pushing for the trade, then you can probably get something thrown in, especially with how Jokic has been playing of late. But yeah, that is fair as is.

  9. Tyler says:
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    drop jamychal,aminu,harkless,middleton(stash) or jrich(stash) for tony allen, levert, temple, harrell, lawson? Locked for playoffs

    I have jrich and middleton in my IR but also have gary harris who just had INJ tag. I can keep them 3 since im sittin pretty at 1st.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Tyler: I’d just chill if you’re in 1st. You can always drop for a streamer later on when you need to. Maybe drop Harkless for Allen, but who knows how long Allen stays healthy for.

      • Tyler says:
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        @Adam: dont think i should switch jrich for levert?

        • Adam

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          @Tyler: Oh, that was my bad, I confused this with the other questioner who was stashing Simmons. Yes, I’d drop JRich, but I don’t see much future with Levert… I don’t trust the Nets rotation. I’d rather take Allen for now and wait for a great pickup to come along.

          • Tyler says:
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            @Adam: is kilpatrick a good pickup?

            • Tyler says:
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              @Tyler:
              Lineups comprises of:
              G-Wall,Bev,Tyreke,Derozan,GaryHarris
              F-Giannis,Hayward,Harkless,Aminu,JMyke
              C-Gobert,Horford,MylesTurner
              IL-Middleton,JRich

              You think I need JMyke and Aminu’s boards? Or get temple,lawson,kilpatrick,delly,nance,olynyk or marquese chriss? Levert already got picked up

            • Adam

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              @Tyler: I’d stay pat, Kilpatrick just doesn’t appeal to me and JMike and Aminu are more valuable.

  10. Fitz says:
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    Hey man!

    Should I drop Parsons for J. Green? I’m in a 16 team H2H league. I’m currently in 12th place and I want to make my way up. Yikes.

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      @Fitz: J as in Jamychal? If so, then yeah, probably. It’s a shame to give up on that upside, but I think we have to at this point.

      Maybe hold off til after the all star break on the slim chance that Parsons can get it going. He’d help a lot more with a push.

      • Fitz says:
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        @Adam: I actually meant Jeff Green since Orlando’s wings are dropping like flies.

        Also how do you feel about Marquese Chriss? Both Jeff Green and Chriss are on the waiver and Parsons is the only one I can drop. If you think holding on to him would be best, I’ll be onboard with that!

        Thanks again in advance!

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          @Fitz: Or I could drop Sullinger to pick up either Jeff Green or Chriss.

          I could also hold on to both Parsons and Sullinger if ever.

          Let me know! Woohoo!

        • Adam

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          @Fitz: I’d hold both I think – Although, I could see dropping sully for chriss, I’d wait and see how the situation in Toronto pans out first, and I think Parsons needs to be held for a bit longer in a league that deep.

  11. Jerry says:
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    Thanks, Adam! What about moving Taj for Simmons?

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      Adam says:
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      @Jerry: I wouldn’t – There’s no firm timetable on Simmons and we have no clue on his role even when he’s back.

  12. Toni Vidal Ribes says:
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    Hi guys!

    some Q for a dinasty-roto-12er-11-cat

    – I´ve got both Chandlers. Tyson & Parsons. Thoughts about them? Ty could hold this level after ASB? Could Chandler be again the player who was after ASB last year?

    – I´m thinking about trying to buy low RoLo. Do you think his career is going down or he will be hte same good roto player he was? RoLo or Tyson?

    Thanks a lot!!!

    • Adam

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      @Toni Vidal Ribes: I have know clue on Parsons, although I do think he could bounce back some after the all star break.

      Tyson will always be a good rebounder, but I would make the swap for Rolo based purely on age. 28 vs 34 in a dynasty is too big of a deal.

  13. Fai Tin says:
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    Hi,

    G’day! Someone is offering KAT, Derrick Rose and Trevor booker for my Myles Turner, Derrick Favors and WIlson Chandler… I am in Roto 9-cat league, what do you think about this trade? I got ripped pretty bad in my last trade so want to be careful this time! Thanks in advance for your tips 🙂

    Cheers,
    Fai

    • Adam

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      @Fai Tin: I’m taking the Turner side in that, but not by much. Seems pretty fair!

  14. Johnc says:
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    As a CP3owner I am seeking to backfill assists lost. Sadly, I missed out on Felton. Would you trade Faried for him knowing he could be a loaner if CP3 gets back in 6 weeks? I am in 2nd in a h2h league so I will make the playoffs. Just unsure of Faried’s true value in the Nuggets crazy rotations

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      @Johnc: I don’t mind that deal at all – I don’t think Faried has any real value in that rotation. He’ll have bursts of productivity, but he can just as easily be benched. Felton should be a solid assist source until CP3 returns.

      I wouldn’t advise the deal if you didn’t own Paul, but yeah, go for it!

      • Johnc says:
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        @Adam:
        Thanks! Follow up…. I have enjoyed G Harris but so injury prone. Supposedly back Tuesday. I have held him but if he gets another tweak, is he droppable for someone like Leuer, JMike, Bogdan? (Or maybe JRich down the road). 9 cat league

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          @Johnc: I feel you there – I suppose he’s droppable for one of those with another tweak. It’s a shame though. I honestly don’t see JRich regaining value, but we can hope.

  15. Jerry says:
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    Adam, which of these players is worth a pickup on the wire: Taj Gibson, Marcus Morris, David Lee, Jokim Noah, and Cody Zeller? Thanks for the help!

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Jerry: I’m going Morris from that group

  16. Jerry says:
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    I also forgot to mention that Covington and Illyasova are also available.

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      Adam says:
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      @Jerry: Still going Morris, although Covington has looked better lately.

  17. Johnc says:
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    I am light on threes and suddenly on assists with CP3 out. Boards are iffy, ugh. I missed Felton off the wire due to position so have some roster decisions in my 12 team h2h league, 9 cats. I will make the playoffs as I sit in 2nd place and would love to hold that and get a bye week.

    Best of the wire: KilPat, Bogdan, T Jones, N Young, Shump, Leuer, Ellington, JMike, LaVert, Delly. Here’s my team:

    Lowry, Smart, RJax,
    Leonard, Porter, G Harris, Faried, Reke,
    KAT, Jokic, Adams, Horford, Poison Goose
    Streamer spot (Swaggy for today)
    IR CP3

    Best streamer this week? Is Faried a drop? I tried to trade him but no takers. Nets rotations are so screwy but tempted by LeVert’s playoff schedule and upside and also Bogdan’s two triples a week. T Jones may be the best player but FT % and inconsistency issues? Yes, I need CP3 back soonest!

    • Adam

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      @Johnc: If you’re light on 3s, then I’d probably grab Bogdan – I could see dropping Faried for TJones as well, and just swapping him out if he kills your percentages too much.

  18. Wen says:
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    Hi Adam, I already stashed Middleton in my only IR spot. Lin and Gasol just got dropped. Lin should come back earlier, Gasol is so so and Middleton has some unknown. What should I do? Thanks for the help.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Wen: I think I’d swap Middleton out for Lin as the stash, and you can probably grab him again when Lin comes back.

  19. Tyler says:
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    10team league. Bebe or RoLo? punting FTs

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      @Tyler: Gonna go Bebe there, but I feel like there have to be a better options in a 10 teamer.

      • Tyler says:
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        @Adam: not so much C options ar left. Biyombo, harrell, olynyk, okafor, noah, henson, len, zubac, oquinn

        Need blks

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          @Tyler: Ah ok, yeah, I’d go Bebe for Blocks then – Keep an eye on Henson though, in case he gets a minutes boost in the future. He seems to go on minutes streaks…

  20. Tyler says:
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    Harkless got dropped in my 10team and he’s a perfect fit for my punt Ft build. Who should i drop?

    G-Dragic,Oladipo,Bev,Tyreke,Holiday
    F-Lebron,Ariza,BookerT,GaryHarris,Covington
    C-Whiteside,Deandre,RoLo(might swap for biyombo or henson)
    IL-Lin

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Tyler: I wouldn’t drop anyone for him, he just hasn’t been good lately.

      • Tyler says:
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        @Adam: in that case should i drop him i my 12team?

        I own harkless, aminu and jmyke
        Could swap for lawson, delly, temple or mirotic?

        • Adam

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          @Tyler: Yeah, I’d definitely rather have Delly there.

          • Tyler says:
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            @Adam: chriss and nance are also available.
            You think delly has a higher chance of sustaining value with brogdon and middleton coming back? Even with lawsons situation where Kings are dying for production/usage?

            • Adam

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              @Tyler: Delly will get his, and I’d rather stream him and just find another option later if he drops off.

              Chriss would be a gamble, but the upside is there.

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