I love Sports.  WORST CLICHE OPEN EVER!  But seriously, what makes sports awesome is you can have very little interest in one-particular game, then all the sudden you’re watching something unbelievable.  A great example was that 2013 Alabama Auburn game that I flipped on for the 4th quarter then the way short field goal ended up being an Auburn TD.  I had no stake in that game!  But sooooo glad I just happened to flip to it…  Then it happened again on Saturday night.

I know what you’re saying…  “But JB, it’s GSW and OKC, you weren’t planning your whole weekend around that matchup?!” Well, I have none of those guys on my favorite teams (who are we kidding, none on my REL team), and was out Saturday night anyway at my buddy’s house.  We kinda nonchalantly put it on in the background, then the next thing you know, Stephen Curry is running back out of the tunnel like a gladiator after his injury and we watched one of the best regular-season NBA games I’ve ever seen.  If not THE best.

In case you missed it during the depths of the offseason, I wrote a pretty lengthy rant on the awfulness that was Interstellar.  At some point during the movie, Anne Goaway says something like “Love is the ONE THING that can transcend time and space” or some crap expository dialogue…  Well, Christopher Nolan, looks like you need to do a 4-years-too-late re-write!  It should be “Stephen Curry’s jump shot is the ONE THING that can transcend time and space”!  I don’t think I need to transpose his numbers ever again; he just is the best at basketball.  And the game was a little bit of a microcosm of his career – started fine but not awesome, got a kankle, but persevered and was able to get back into the game, then was the best shooter the NBA has ever seen.  Cleaning house of awards and records like Mad Max: Fury Road last night!  To think he went to college less than a mile from my childhood house and I sat right behind him once at a Davidson College game!  I should’ve tried to nab his mouthguard when it was hanging out on a FT shot…  Here’s what else went down over the weekend of fantasy hoops action, plus The 7 Ahead for Week 18:

Kyle Lowry Got blindsided for the Best Performance Oscar by Curry, and what’s funny is I watched a good bit of the Raptors/Cavs game last Friday night thinking THAT was one of, if not the best regular season games this year!  I also remember thinking I could write something like “he could flirt with MVP consideration with games like that, if not for someone named Curry…”  Lowry just took it over, going 15-20 from the field for 43/5/9/4/0.  Too bad he played 42 minutes and Casey ended up sitting him last night though, I bet that hurt a few owners wrapping up the week…

Marvin Williams Starvin Marvin was starvin’ for some big lines, and patient owners got a huge weekend of 26/13/1/1/2 and 16/9/1.  Might be worth checking your wire if any satiated owners decided to not be starvin’ in the 10ers when he was cold.

Robert Covington Lord Covington was feeling all royal like Lorde last Friday night, going 12/12/0/3/3 with 3 treys against the Wiz.  He’s been annoying, but good enough to keep holding in most leagues.

Doug McDermott He’s quickly becoming a ThrAGNOF poster-child!  Scoring, treying, and his other stats are emptier than the Oscars were of black nominees.  Wow, they didn’t skimp on clowning around about that last night, did they?!

Bobby Portis Got busy on the boards against the Blazers Saturday night, going 10/16/2/0/1 in 28 minutes off the bench.  Ol’ crazy eyes getting freaky on the glass!

Raymond Felton Here’s something I definitely didn’t expect to say this year (or ever) – he put his team on his back and willed the Mavs to a W against the Nugs Friday night.  Now, if he put the team in his belly, I could buy that.  If the Mavs crashed their plane in the Rockies during their flight out of Denver, we all know who would recommend cannibalism first…

David Lee – After going 14/14 on Friday night, continued to be usable for 13/9/1/2/1 last night against the TimberPups.  I’m still not investing in 12ers, but any deeper, eesh I guess maybe a flier.

D.J. Augustin 36 minutes in that OT-loss to the Dallas Feltons, going 20/2/3 with 3 treys.  Emmanuel Mudiay played only 26 minutes in an OT game, but I gotta imagine they keep developing the raw rook.  Not buying DJ getting this kinda run most of the time.

Danilo Gallinari Noooooooo, The Rooster sprained his talon!  Or whatever a rooster’s foot would be called…  Got a kankle and will miss 3-4 weeks.  If you’re on the bubble and have no IL spot, you gotta choke the chicken!

Chris Paul 40/8/13, and at first I was like, “Whoa, 40 points?!”  Then I saw it was against the Kings…  Almost anyone can score 40 on the Kings…

Seth Curry 26 minutes and a career-high 19 Pts in that game vs. the Clip.  Rajon Rondo sat with both a thumb and toe injury on Friday, which I’m guessing had to do with yet another fall in the shower.

P.J. Hairston – Had back-to-back surprising games last Wednesday and Friday, scoring 17 and 21 Pts.  Went down to 4 points of nothingball last night, and hasn’t done a single damn thing the rest of his Grizzlies career besides those 2 games.  The commonality of Wed/Fri?  Both against the Lakers…

Lance Stephenson Well, his Memphis career got a nice kick start with these sick moves…

…then went 12/4/3 last night.  With not much else going on other than a handful of Pts/Reb/Ast, there’s not much to see here except hopeful Shaqtin’ A Fool nominations.

Hassan Whiteside 13/15 with 8 blocks at Boston, and yet continued to come off the bench with meh minutes for 16/11/0/3/2 in only 26 minutes against the Knicks last night.  Better watch it Spoelstra, Hassan might pull a Kelly Olynyk or Boban Marjanovic in practice this week!

Joe Johnson – Quickly turned around and made it to NY for his Heat debut last night, going 12/3/3/0/0 with 3 TO.  Tough to see him doing much more than that…  I’m jumping ship in all 12ers.

Jared Sullinger – For the love of multi-cat!  His STL and BLK had been really light lately, but beefed em up against the Heat over the weekend for 12/12/4/2/3.  Rainbow me Sully!

Eric Gordon Wow, what a return!  31/3/2/3/0 after missing 16 games to a broken finger, and given the smarts of the Pelicans medical staff, the next time he goes in a slump they’ll recommend pulling out a hammer and breaking another one…

Draymond Green Lost in that Steph game was an absolutely unreal line from #OccupyDraymondGreen!  Well, every part of it was unreal except the scoring, as it might be the best 0-8 FG 2-5 FT game in history.  2/14/14/6/4, and doesn’t get a double-rainbow because he couldn’t buy a basket!  I would say something musta been wrong with the rims, but ya know, Curry…

Serge Ibaka Finally, some boards!  20 REB in that game, I’m guessing all on Draymond misses…

Alex Len We’ve stayed high on him since the Markieff Morris trade, and patience has paid off with a 22/16/1/1/2 line against the Grizz.  Get him in all leagues!

Rudy Gobert Monsieur Elbow! There’s that mammothian groove we ranked him for!  12/19/0/1/6 against the Nets, especially nice after two duds.

Terrence Ross Explosion off the bench!  27 Pts on 10-19 shooting with 4 treys, but nothing else in his statline.  If you need scoring upside in 14+ team leagues or deeper, then why not?  If you’re in something shallower and considering it, WHY?!

Elfrid Payton Uggghhhh, SKIIIIIIIIIIIIILES!   I said, SKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILES!!!!!!!  27 minutes then a big 33 minutes last night in his lines over the weekend, wrapping up on a 11/4/10/1/1 statstuffer of “dammit-maybe-I-shouldn’t-have-dropped-him”.  Evan Fournier has a bummy wrist, but it’s been more about Brandon Jennings playing sub-17 minutes in 4-straight, after 25+ his first two in Orlando.  Friggin’ Skiles.

Shabazz Muhammad Woooo, how about that for a stream call!?  Wasn’t monstrous on Saturday, but I recommended him as a Sat/Sun stack last week in limited moves leagues, and he wrapped up on a 24/5/0/0/1 line.  Great way to end it!

The 7 Ahead

  • 5-game week: n/a
  • 4-game weeks: BOS, BKN, DEN, HOU, IND, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIL, OKC, PHI, PHO, POR, SAC, UTA, WAS
  • 2-game week: n/a
  • Weekly League Streamers (by Y! ownership percent/games this week): JaMychal Green (3%/4), Matt Barnes (43%/4), Josh Richardson (1%/4), Gary Harris (24%/4)
  • Stream days: Thursday

Overall Thoughts: Booooooo, another week with nothing but 3 or 4-game schedules!  Where’s the 5-gamers or 2-game frustrations?!

We get a second straight week of a nice schedule spread as well, with only one night of under-5 games and a weekend without an overfilled night.  So use your streams wisely, as Wednesday might be your only full-roster day.

For my streamers, I’m lovvvvvvvin’ me some JaMychal!  Brandan Wright got a scary knee injury Saturday night, so minutes should be there for JaMychal this week.  MEM gets @DEN, SAC (mmmmm!), UTA, PHO as well.  Gary Harris kinnnnnnnda feels like cheating, in that he should probably be owned in all leagues.  With the injuries in DEN, Harris stands to benefit from a few more shots and he was getting unreal run anyway.  Speaking of that Rooster injury, Darrell Arthur is seeing a few more minutes, and can contribute across the board as a stretch 4.  Then I’m going bold with my final stream!  The Heat get CHI (meh), then PHO, @PHI, PHI to round out their week (yummy!).  Joe Johnson has pushed Gerald Green to DNP land; Richardson is getting run playing backup PG, which Green can’t really do.  If Richardson sticks with these heavy minutes he’s seen lately, it’s a great week of matchups for him.

Monday: CLE, IND, PHI, and WAS come in on back-to-backs to start the week, so double check any banged up guys there.  LeBron James already got his DNP-rest, so he should be good to go to start Week 18.  BKN is the only team heading INTO a b2b, and it’s a West Coast trip, so check in with your Nets there.  Overall it’s a 7-game slate, and you gotta love your Thunder after that loss to the Warriors in the most favorable matchup at all – @SAC.  If Markieff Morris was cut in your league, he had his best game against the Sixers 2 games ago and WAS gets them again tonight – I bet he has a nice one.

Tuesday: 6 games on Tuesday for a nice distribution of action to start the week, with CHA, CHI, LAL, ORL, and POR heading into b2bs.  If you want to play the boring Courtney Lee, this would be the only time to use him in a b2b vs. PHO and @PHI.  Also look for your fringy Nets on the second leg of a b2b @LAL to maybe have some run – your ThrAGNOF Bojan Bogdanovic and Wayne Ellington types.

Wednesday: As with your prototypical NBA week, Wednesday is the bigun with 22 teams active on an 11-game slate.  NO, OKC, SAC and SA head into b2bs, so if you’re forced to stream Wednesday, be careful of those guys.  Looking at you, Pop!  As always, I look at the SAC matchup and they’re heading to Memphis.  I already like JaMychal as mentioned above, but even Mario Chalmers and Lance Stephenson could be usable.

Thursday: Our only “stream day”, with a paltry 4-game slate on NBA night on TNT, or whatever it’s called…  MIA and PHO go into b2bs, so if you’re streaming from those squads, be sure to check in – thinking about Dwyane Wade and Tyson Chandler.  Yay, another Kings matchup!  Gotta look at all your Mavs available as they host SAC, looking at Raymond Felton and David Lee there.  Wow, Lee is up to 48% owned?!  Maybe he’s not out there in enough leagues…  I also like the Heat hosting Phoenix; as mentioned above I cut Joe Johnson everywhere, but he could be worth streaming in that one, as could Ronnie Price.  In real-life NBA, the Warriors host OKC.  Mmmmmm.  This time, I’ll plan to watch!

Friday: Like last week, we have a pretty spread weekend.  But this time a little heavier Friday, with 20 teams in action.  A ton of teams have Fri/Sat stacks for limited moves leagues like the RCLs – ATL, BOS, BKN, CLE, IND, MIN, NY, UTA and WAS all have b2bs for streaming, then you can save a move or two for Sunday if you wanna go that route.  None of those teams have matchups that really “stand out”, so I’d just nab the best overall available for the stats you need from those squads.

Saturday: We pull back to an 8-game slate on Saturday, and if you want to wait for Sat/Sun stacks like I procrastinate and tend to do in RCLs, maybe you should re-think it.  Both DET and HOU have weekend stacks, unfortunately Detroit still doesn’t have anyone that streamable.  And well, Houston isn’t much better, so maybe we need to focus on the Fri/Sat stack teams.  Patrick Beverley is under 50% owned but barely, and he’s about the only guy worth a long look.  If FT% is already a loss, maybe you roll the dice on either Josh Smith or Clint Capela, but Capela is dealing with a foot sprain, so he’d have to be back on the court by then.  We also have the last SAC matchup of the week, going @SA.  It’s tough to get excited for any Spur though in the streaming context, as Pop lathers it too thin, like an underbuttered toast.

Sunday: Finally, we wrap on a 7-game Sunday.  Be careful with DAL, GSW, MEM, and MIL as final day streams, as they head into b2bs for Sun/Mon.  I’m particularly worried about those first two – the Mavs have frequently benched guys, and GSW goes at the Lakers Sunday.  I could see one of the studs getting a DNP-rest for Golden State.  For some other options to round out your week, [email protected] should have some nice pace if you wanna roll the dice on any lower-tier Blazers (not Moe Harkless though, got a DNP-CD last night and I told you to not invest!), MEM hosts PHO which should be an easy win there (go JaMychal!), and PHI goes @MIA.  As mentioned above, I’m going bold with a Josh Richardson stream, so if the minutes and production stay up through the week, I could see taking the dart throw in that game.

 

The playoffs are around the corner, Razzball Nation!  I hope you had a strong weekend to wrap up last week, and let’s get some Ws in Week 18!

  1. Dom says:
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    Good stuff JB.

    Almost have a first round bye wrapped up, looking ahead to week 2 of the playoffs. Have cuttable guys in my deep 12er (CoJo, Phil Pressey) but I’m underwhelmed with what’s on the wire. Bbm likes Dunleavey the best of what’s available, he could be a boring solid add. Corey Brewer (could use steals) DJ Augustine TJ McConnel David West Mike Scott are other options. Any thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dom: Thanks man! Ugghhhhh yeah I wouldn’t Dunleavy. It’s between Brewer and Augustin to replace Pressey for me. DJ doesn’t steal much for a G, so I guess it’s Brewer

  2. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    14 Teamer (11 CAT w/ FGM and FTM)

    Lillard, Teague, Collison
    RJax, Clarkson, GHarris
    Bazemore, Tucker
    Porzingis, David Lee
    Jokic, Mahinmi, Kanter

    Portis on the wire. I’m gonna put a claim on him.
    Should I drop Lee or Tucker?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @J: Def making the move… Mannnnn Tucker is off a good game. Guess I’d stick with him and lose Lee

  3. I'm Harden for your love says:
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    Im torn between Len vs Sully. Whos the better player for ROS?

    • Slim

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      @I’m Harden for your love: I trust Sully more. Len might be an absolute beast ROS but he’s probably going to be very inconsistent and has had far too many health issues to drop someone as reliable as Sullinger.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @I’m Harden for your love: @Slim: Agree, Len has more upside, but not enough for the risk all things equal, gimme Sully

  4. hamtime says:
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    1. i dropped WCS for david lee. couldn’t ignore lee’s 2 game stretch. id like to think he has 1.5 years of pent up energy for the last 17 games or so.

    2. do you see jamychal having value for the rest of the season, or just the week?

    3. is brandon knight a hold still? how frustrating. rather him or demarre?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @hamtime: 1. Haha, I’m still not huge on lee, but fine with the move. 2. I actually do in deeper leagues. 3. Yeahhhh, gotta hold true over DeMarre, Knight could be back end of this week…

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    I’m rostering Demarre Carroll and Shelvin Mack but I should be good to make the playoffs.

    Needing 3s, points,assists, steals mostly. 9 cat. Would you advise any moves?

    FAs: Bayless, Sloan, Gary Harris, PJ Tucker, Augustin, Price

    Thanks! Very nice Razzy reading this morning

    • Slim

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      @jcg: I’ve decided I’m answering every question with “Gary Harris”. Who gives the most steals out of these guys? Gary Harris. 3s? Gary Harris. What did you have for lunch yesterday? Gary Harris. How did Youth not win any oscars? Gary Harris.

      I’d drop both. I’d add Harris and Tucker. If I was desperate and I do mean desperate for assists without the steals then I’ll go Sloan over Tucker.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @jcg: @Slim: Hah yeah Harris needs to be owned, especially with those needs! Agree with Slim’s analysis

  6. Tyler says:
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    Hey man so i got blake, mirotic, lance..
    Would you drop them for bayless and/or tony allen(use waiver claim)?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tyler: Yeesh. Where are you in the standings, and you don’t have IL? Def avoiding Allen who is hurt too. If you’re locked in the playoffs or #1 in roto, I would hold

      • Tyler says:
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        @JB Gilpin: locked in the playoffs. Allen is about to return though? Dont you think he is better than Lance?
        Bayless also averages 2 3pts per game, is he a good mirotic replacement?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Tyler: I think it’ll be a little while for Allen. Once he’s back, yeah maybe by a smidge, but I don’t expect it too soon. If you’re locked into the playoffs, I would just hold for the higher end guys

  7. hanns says:
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    4 games of coginvgton or will barton?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hanns: I’ll take Barton, just feels a lil more reliable

  8. Good STUFF says:
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    Here are my bottom 4 players: Mack, Casspi, Winslow, McDermott
    Here are the top available FA: Tucker, D Lee, Arthur, Kieff, Dudley, Felton, Josh Richardson
    Any swaps?

    Also thinking about putting Bayless on IR just in case he stays healthy down the stretch?

    Thanks!!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Good STUFF: Def good stashing Bayless there, but then you’re locked from making moves in most formats, so there’s that once he’s back. I think I would nab upside of Kieff for probably McDermott. Tucker is close to a hold, but I’m fine leaving him out there just to stream here and there

      • Poisonous Stuff says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Wait you mean Casspi is a close hold? Don’t own Tucker right now. I’m guessing pick up Tucker and Kieff(starting tonight) for McDermott and Casspi then? or Is winslow a better hold?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Poisonous Stuff: Hah worded very poorly, sorry 🙂 I meant Tucker “probably should be owned”. Yeah I would add him over Casspi rethinking it, so I think you said exactly what I’d do!

  9. miles proudfoot says:
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    Haha grabbing the mouth piece, gross. When I was in middle school we took at tour of Madison Square Garden (for some reason). What we assumed was Patrick Ewings nail clipper was in his locker. I had the opportunity to swipe it but on second thought left it there for two reasons. One, it could’ve been someone else’s. Two, best case scenario I would have his nail clipper. Seemed icky.

    Right before the trade deadline, would like to open up a roster/injured stash spot, so looking for 2-1’s. If I could pull it off, how do these sound: (my players are listed first)

    Gobert, Rubio for John wall
    Gobert or Whiteside, Rubio for Durant
    Rubio, porter or KCP for McCollum
    Rubio, porter or KCP for IT3
    Gobert, porter or KCP for IT3

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @miles proudfoot: Hah it would be worth MILLIONS on ebay right now though! Hah yeah that is definitely unsavory…

      Close, if you have Whiteside though sounds like you have good big man depth. yes!
      DEFINITELY!
      Mehhhh depends on AST deoth
      Sure!
      Probably not…

      Any time!

  10. IV says:
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    9 cat 10 Team League. Looking to tune up my team and try to keep 2nd place heading into the playoffs.

    PG: Paul
    SG: KCP
    G: Rubio
    SF: Barton
    PF: M Turner
    F: Hayward
    C: Gobert
    C: Jokic
    UTIL: Deng
    UTIL Porzingis
    BN: M Barnes, G Harris, Zaza
    IL: Gallinari, Butler

    Safe to drop Zaza for Len since they seem to be okay resting him now?
    Besides Zaza, who is the first person I drop if I need a stream, Harris?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @IV: Yup! I would take Len ROS. Ummmm, yeah I’ll narrowly lean KCP over Harris still. Harriz v. Barnes… You have pretty good D stats so I think Barnes would be first out.

  11. nathan says:
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    I love your posts and read the new razzball articles everyday, thanks yo!

    this is my question
    I was offered his
    Anthony Davis,
    Rudy Gobert
    Drummond
    Rondo

    for my
    Aaron Gordon
    Norris Cole
    Damian Lillard
    Covington

    For a non keeper league, and 12 teams, currently i have a playoff spot but only by 5 games… I recently lost Bledsoe, M Gasol & Bosh….so i’m a little worried about taking on a couple injuries without current timetables.

    What would you do,

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @nathan: Thanks so much man, appreciate ya dropping by!

      What in the worrrrrrrrrrrrrld?????? Taking that in a heartbeat! Sure you take on some FT% risk but that’s an unreal haul, I’m shocked that was offered to you… Take immediately!

  12. Ankur says:
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    Yo JB,

    Dem french breads have a way of messing people up!

    I am really eyeing Gary Harris. Would you consider cutting any of the following for him:

    Wiggins – there i said it
    Bazemore
    Danny Green
    P bevs??

    Appreciate it!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ankur: Hah, they’re dangerous! Ugh yeah Wiggins was a big whiff for me this year, but I would prob lose P Bev first. Any time!

  13. Rim$shotS says:
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    Norris Cole or Mudiay for ROS in a 12 team 9 cat h2h league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rim$shotS: Ugh that one is tough, more upside but bad TO %s, for safer low-upside… If you’re a FT% punt or lose TO most of the time anyway, I’d take Mudiay

  14. Ryan says:
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    Here’s a fun game, one team in my 12ers league scored a ridiculous 940 points last week. (10 starters/daily lock) Over half of these points came from four players. Any guesses as to who was on this team?

    He easily would have topped 1000 if Blake and DeMarre were healthy, man that woulda been something else.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Ryan: Hah, well let’s see…
      1) has to be Ciurry
      2) Whiteside?
      3) Lowry?
      4) let’s see who else makes sense they would own… Gorgui?

      • Ryan says:
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        @JB Gilpin: You got one of four. He had Curry, Thompson, Lillard, and PG 13 combining for 498 pts!?!

        Yep pretty nasty team. This is a semi-dynasty type league and he managed to nab the Splash brothers a couple of seasons ago, stashed PG 13 last year, and flipped Drummond for Griffin.

        I’ve just never seen something like that where a team nearly puts up a 1000 in a week. Ironically he didn’t even win the MU and finished 4-4-1.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Ryan: Damn, I was gonna guess Thompson! I guessed thinking he drafted em all, Curry/Lillard means a trade in there 🙂

          Hah yeah a ton of 3s and I’m guessing not much in big man stats… Def built for a Pts format!

  15. John says:
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    I read with interest your comments on ISO Joe. 12-3-3 actually is better than most wire guys. That said, here is my team:

    DeAndre, Gortat, Okafor, Hassan
    Ariza, Crowder, Deng, Turner, Johnson
    Paul, Wall, Payton, Moore(til Jimmy gets back)
    Steamer : Chalmers today, ??? Tomorrow)
    IR: Butler (please come back)

    On the wire: Harrison Barnes, Joseph, Danny Green, j Green, Cole, David Lee, PJTucker, Muhammrd. Hard to see who to pickup over Joe

    • JB Gilpin

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      @John: I guess in context, I always have a spot or two for streaming in RCLs as I max my 4 moves a week every week. Looks like you’re streaming too. Don’t forget his 3 TO too, that’ll likely sink his value some. I’d prob take Danny Green and PJ Tucker over him ROS, but they’re close.

      • Johnc says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Makes sense. Assists are going away I presume too. Dang.
        Helpful. Thanks

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Johnc: Yeah I think so… Slim seems a little more optimistic, but Johnson goes from the Nets with no perimeter playmaking, to the Heat with Wade and Dragic. I just don’t see how he can maintain those, or even score quite as much as he did post Jack injury… Any time!

  16. DORIAN says:
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    Awesome stuff JB, you guys are killing it with the pod and the writing this year.

    Conundrum: I have schroder who Id love to keep because we’re a keeper league and I think something gives in ATL this off-season. I’ve also got Darrell Arthur. I’d love to pickup JaMychal Green because of the injury to Wright. Worth it? Who to drop?

    12t h2h cat. I’m in the 5th spot for the playoffs, not secure.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @DORIAN: Thanks so much man! Def really proud where we’ve taken this the past few yrs 🙂

      Eeesh that’s tough. I think you hold right now, and if Green plays decent and 25+ mins next time out, swap out Arthur.

  17. Joe says:
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    Are we nervous at all about Batum lately? Also, has Duchess figured something out?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe: Nahhhh, just not making his shots, i think it gets better. The Duchess… Meh it’s better, but seems almost all tied to if he’s making his shots or not.

  18. RicoSuave says:
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    Great Job JB! Thanks for the Daily notes…

    14 h2h weekly points league here…
    I need your help,
    who should I go for this week’s Util spot: JaMychal Green, DJ Augustin or Mudiay? or should I drop any of them for Louis Williams, Gerald Henderson, Steven Adams…
    thanks again

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RicoSuave: Thanks for reading, good to see ya!

      Ah damn, sorry if I missed your cutoff! New Baseball Pod schedule is what I do right when home now on Mondays…

      I think in Pts I would gone risky Mudiay. At least his %s wouldnt kill ya. I think you’re owning the right mix right now

  19. Dante Green says:
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    Curry is not human. Hah He was offered to me just last week, together in a package with Moose and Gallo for my Lillard, Gobert and another player I forgot who. Would definitely have won this trade, but you know I ain’t parting with Dame and Gobert. Hah

    So Knight was just dropped in my league, and apparently, he’s back by next week? I’d love to grab him! BUT I’m riding a 3-week win streak! Hah Yea, and all against tough opponents, two of which were the top two teams! (Jeez if only my resurgence came alot earlier) And this week I’m facing the #3 team and I would love to crush him too, but I won’t accomplish that if I have a dead weight on my team right? Even though I’m not making the playoffs, I still like to finish the season on a high note! Who likes losing anyway? Hah.

    • Ryan says:
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      @Dante Green: My mind can’t even comprehend what Curry does on a nightly basis. It’s definitely other worldly.

      Just checked ESPN’s player rater and he has 20.23 PR points on the season, which is more than double Lillard’s rating. Damn dude, I’d see if he’d still do that deal and would strongly consider it even if he only gives back Curry. (Unless this is a very deep league or you are hurting for rebs/blks)

      And yo, you might as well pick up Knight if your league has a consolation bracket. Maybe you won’t make the playoffs but perhaps his addition could help you claim the bronze!

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Ryan: Oh damn, I dunno how you had the ability to say no to that! It would be like me not eating for a day then a huge plate of donuts in front of me. mmmmmmm, I would eat 2 dozen.

        Damn, sucks injuries derailed ya! Yeah to keep spoiling it for everyone else, def add Knight.

        Oh yeah, didn’t your league have a payout or draft order consideration with the consolation bracket?! You could win that!

      • Dante Green says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        @Ryan:

        Hey bud, thanks for the input! Yea, I should probably have accepted the Curry offer but I was kind of hesistant bcoz Monroe was relegated to a bench role and I’ll be missing Rudy’s blocking. If it were a Lillard & Favors package he wanted I would have accepted it wholeheartedly! But yea, I’m keeping Lillard and Gobert and JB knows why! It’s more like a sentimental/emotional thing! I stuck with both guys through troubled times and now they’ve come alive for me.. Lol

        Haha! The way I see it, now that Gallo’s gone, it would’ve been just Moose+Curry for Lillard and Gobert! So based solely on needs, it’s a win-win for either owner! Either way, I’m still happy with my boy Dame the Insameee! No ragrets!! (Except for drafting Favors the pussy lol)

        Yea, the best team (#7) that doesn’t make the playoffs gets the 1st pick next season! While the 7th overall finisher gets a free buy-in! Hah Aright, I’ll use a claim on BK, dropping Korver in the process. He’s like a dead weight anyway

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Dante Green: Hah yeah I feel ya.

          Dame the Insame indeed!

          Cool, yeah def making that move, let’s get that #7!

  20. Timothy says:
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    Should I give away Myles Turner for Jonas Valunciunas in a 12 team 10 cat standard league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Timothy: Nah I would probably want to keep Turner

  21. Javale4MVP says:
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    Drop Cole and add Bayless? With Gordon back in, I dont think Cole can do all too much now, but just not sure.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Javale4MVP: I probably would, I wasn’t too high on Cole to begin with, but yeah with Gordon and Jrue healthy, tough to see Cole doing too much

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