I know, I know.  Much bigger headlines on the injury front, but it’s Injury Friday with Pete’s Fantasy Basketball Infirmary coming out in a few hours, so I’m not gonna steal his spotlight!

With LaMarcus Aldridge out 6-8 weeks with a hitchhiking injury, on top of Robin Lopez still a few weeks out, there’s a ton of PF/C minutes to fill your Blazing hole.  After Dorell Wright had a very solid 15/3/5/2/0 line with three treys on Wednesday, it kinda felt like Wright could’ve run away with the gig.  But Stotts was like “I want someone else with Ciroc!” and put Thomas Robinson in the PF spot for 28 minutes last night.  Almost rainbowed too!  I’ve always thought T-Rob could turn into something, and 9/12/1/2/2 was mighty solid.  Can’t hit a FT, but who can these days?!  By tomorrow night, Stotts could pound a few more Jamesons and be like “F it, we’ve lost two in a row, it’s Meyers Leonard time!”  All that said, Nicolas Batum also hopped into the Fantasy Basketball Infirmary leaving early with a wrist injury, so maybe Wright will HAVE to play some starting F.  Stotts will take another 5-6 shots of, I dunno, something so low shelf it’s ridiculous – let’s go Popov – to get over last night’s crushing loss and start Steve Blake at PF tomorrow night.  At pressers tomorrow he’s going to be lit like Drunk Uncle!  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy basketball action:

Kawhi Leonard Ugh, a Pop “wave the white flag” game.  And I’m not talking about his body hair!  Ew.  16/4/0/0/0 with a trey.  Really nothing that fun to talk about for the Spurs…  Except maybe…

Cory Joseph …the Dojo in Chi-ca-jo belongs to Cojo!  Well, not really, but dude looked awesome in 14 minutes for 11/2/2 on 4-7 shooting.  Had some nifty drives.  Can’t wait until the day it looks like he’s starting…

JaMychal Green Flashed why he was killin’ it in the D League!  8/3/0/0/2.  One block was on a 3PTA, and he had 4 fouls in 15 minutes.  Eh, he’s on the worst team to be excited…

Taj Gibson It’s like a geometric proof!  A thereom!  A… Big Bang Theory!  I’m no good with the science… Anyway, you play your bigs against the Spurs, and Gibby was likely a cheap daily league play and delivered for 15/9/1/1/4.  Joakim Noah is still out with a kankle, but sounds like he’ll be out a few more.  I still wouldn’t sell Gibby like he’s not longer shibby (did I use that right?  Hippie-ism was before my time…), as Noah and Pau Gasol are no stallions of health.

Derrick Rose Told the press his team was lazy, and came out and played strong for 22/2/5/2/0 and a couple of treys.  At least he’s backing up his words!

Aaron Brooks – Providing some solid value lately with a 15/4/3/1/0 line last night with a couple of treys.  There will be some brutal lows, but for now a babbling Brooks is worth a gentle Stream.

Tony Snell “Ohhhhhh, what’s that Snell?!”  34 starting minutes for 12/3/2, hitting 4-11 but missed all 6 from deep.  Know your range!  Had a couple nice plays and had 4-5 FT, I really hope he’s not back to DNPs when Mike Dunleavy is back…

Enes Kanter You’ll never stop the Enes!  See, all he needed was a slight push from someone on the bench to get rolling.  23/16/0/2/1, shocking with those steals and blocks, but also chipped in a 3PTM.  Definitely needs to be owned, but I’m still not a huge Kanter guy.

Rudy Gobert Woooo, starting line-up baby!  Wish it was under better circumstances…  Derrick Favors was out for personal reasons, but alas a 35 minute 14/10/1/1/1 line from the Goby Desert with 4-6 FT.  That’ll work!  Wish a few more blocks, but Monsieur Elbow brought the escargot!

Dante Exum Starting 5 baby!  And brought the Thundah from down undah!  Well, not really, but a serviceable 15/0/5/0/0 game with 3 TO in 35 minutes.  All points coming on 3PTM (5 – look at dem math skills!).  Trey Burke stayed in the rotation for 10/2/2 in 24 minutes, but he’s droppable if he’s your last guy.  Snyder could switch this up again, maybe they liked Exum on Brandon Knight for the D, and hey the jazz ended up winning!  Doesn’t mean it’s a solidified ROS move though…

Joe Ingles Exum isn’t a great facilitator, so another game where Ingles leads the Jazz in AST.  So many Australians!  It’s like Mad Max on this team!  6/4/7/2/0 with a couple of treys, and the out-of-position steals and dimes might be worth a look in deepers.

Giannis Antetokoumpo – Keeps stealing back our hearts!  5 swipes in a 13/6/3/5/0 line.  Only 28 minutes though…  You’ve got to be Kidd-ing me!

Ersan Ilyasova Moved up from Kidd-ing to F-ing with me!  Starts, but the six-foot Turkey only gets 17 minutes in a tough matchup against the much bigger Jazz.  Kanter can’t gaurd though!  I guess it was a bad fit…  Still gave you something everywhere for 7/1/1/2/1 and a trey.

Zaza Pachulia This is gonna keep up!  Larry Sanders has a 10-game suspension on top of personal issues, so as many C minutes Zaza can handle are there.  Only shot 4-14 yesterday, but 10/10/3 and a handful more of those C-dimes.

Jerryd Bayless Anotherteam with a surprise main source of assists!  6/2/9/0/1.  As much as I like the JBs of the world, yeah major fluke.  Unlike me!

C.J. McCollum With Paul Pierce the SF for the Wizards for tomorrow night’s game, it would be really tough to see McCollum play big minutes pushing Wesley Matthews to the 3, but CJMc could push for a little extra run if Batum is out a while.

Evan Turner Ello Poppet!  Miss Turner for 10/6/8/1/0 including the game-winning 3-pointer.  But it’s no reason to go add him just because he’s on Sportscenter and flashed a sexy tripdub flirt.  He’s awful!

Marcus Smart Another game off the bench, and my anti-Smart crusade continues on.  0/3/2/2/0 on 0-5 FG in 27 minutes.  It’s so weird being the anti-Smart guy!  Since I’m… wearing a Smart jersey in my Avatar!  And I liked him so much in college…

Kelly Olynyk Rolled his ankle…  Olynyk of Nazareth should stop playing in flip flops!  He left under his own power, but looks like he could miss a few.  I’m not that big on any Celtics Cs so you may drop with ease.

Brandon Bass – I lied!  Kinda like Bass… Always thought he was a little underrated, and got the start last night for 13/10/5/1/1.  Even if this was a matchup move and Stevens goes back to Tyler Zeller, Bass should be in line for some decent run with Olynyk likely out a little.

Mason Plumlee What a terrible game between the Nets and Clips!  At least Prof. Plum showed up.  16/3/1/2/0, but with a horrific day at the stripe for 4-11.  Be ready to FT punt!

Brook Lopez Manhandled by DeAndre Jordan.  Man hands!

Jarrett Jack 7/3/4/3/0 with a trey isn’t the worst thing in the world, but 4 TO makes it a toughie.  Hey, at least he did a little in an epic blowout loss.

Markel Brown – I don’t know who this is.  He got 26 minutes though!  And I still don’t know…  Every single player for both the Nets and Clips played except Kevin Garnett (rest) & Deron Williams (hospice).

Chris Paul 17 dimes in 24 minutes.  Would’ve been 34 if he played the whole game!  Flashin’ dem math skillz!

Austin Rivers Must pay to play for daddy!  Led the junk time charge for 9/4/6.  I don’t even think Steve Ballmer watched this whole game…

 

Streamers/Cheap Daily League Picks:

Wayne Ellington (3% owned) – With Kobe Bryant out for – who knows, a while – Wayne is going to get some run, and a hungry Spurs team off that loss against the Bulls last night on national TV I think blow the Lakers out of the Alamo.  Which means Nick Young will likely sit some, and Ellington will be chuckin’ up some treys in junk time.  ThrAGNOF!

Patrick Patterson (19% owned) – Gotta go to your Sixers matchups!  Pit-Pat was only 6/4/3 against them 5 games ago, but took 11 shots and got 28 minutes, both near-highs for him this year.  Wreck that junk time, Pit-Pat!

 

I hope everyone had a fantastic week, enjoy your weekend with better adult beverages than Terry Stotts, and catch ya next Monday!

  1. miles proudfoot says:
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    Hey good morning! Great post as usual. Where do you see RoLo in regards to the new younger centers, specifically Nurkic. I don’t want to bail on Nurkic yet, as I’ve dropped Nerlens and Monroe in separate leagues for some of these guys before Nerlens and Monroe started playing well. But RoLo is on the wire and has a strong playoff schedule. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Morning man! Ehhhh I like all those guys over Rolo still. Schedule is nice, but I’ve never been a Rolo guy 🙂

  2. dom says:
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    is the basketball infirmary going to clarify Rubio’s situation at all? i want to cut bait ASAP w him if he’s going to miss more time

    • dom says:
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      @dom: also is there any chance my offer of Vucevic and Oladipo for Klay Thompson gets accepted? Vuc only helps me in FG% at this point because I have huge lead in rebounds and points for 8 cat roto. The Magic only have like 2 quality games left while Golden State has a bunch

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        @dom: Ummm, I don’t think Rubio is in there. You gotta hold man, he’s close.

        Sure, that’s a really rich offer for KT. I like that offer in 8 cat roto! Seems even and hope he takes it

  3. J says:
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    14 team H2H (10 CAT w/ OREB)

    Westbrook, IT, Smart
    Dragic, Oladipo
    Draymond, Covington
    Faried, Markieff, Olynyk
    Bosh, Nurkic, Whiteside

    Thinking of losing Smart for Galloway.

    Slightly worse playoff sched, but the impending Melo shutdown and his rise in minutes is intriguing.
    Don’t want to miss out on these D-league gems lol.

    Thoughts?
    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J: Hah yeah, D-League giving us some good talent this year! Sure, yeah I like Galloway for ya! Smart maybe has a tad more upside, but it’s Brad Stevens we’re talking about. Ugh, I hate Stevens

  4. patrick says:
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    hey guys, just traded MCW/horford for favors/collison what do you think?

    • patrick says:
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      @patrick: i won in terms of playoff schedule and MCW’s inefficiencies are hurting more than his upside (i have rebs and steals pretty much locked… (as soon as millsap starts playing D again!))

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @patrick: Nice, I like it! Collison>MCW for the massive % upgrade, and I don’t think Horford and Favors are that different.

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          @JB Gilpin: nice!

  5. Look on the Whiteside says:
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    In a vacuum, Lawson or Kemba? (keeper leaguue H2h)
    Trading Lawson/THarris for Kemba/DLee
    Am I giving too much?
    Another trade to the same owner
    Give Lawson/THarris/MaPlumlee for CPaul/DLee

    I can’t take Lawson and MaPlumlee’s freethrows anymore, it’s lowering Harden’s big value in FT%.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Look on the Whiteside: Still Lawson for me… But in a keeper giving up Harris and only Lee back in that swap I don’t like. That second one I love though, big upgrade to get CP3. Lawson’s FT I think improve, it’s fluky low

  6. Bgrizzle says:
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    Just traded Giannis for Ariza. Who got the better of the deal? Im pretty much last in FT% but needed help in 3pt, Pts and Stl. Am I still ahead in this trade?
    PS. Thanks for the advise.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bgrizzle: Yeah man, I think Ariza is underrated this year, and Kidd loves to bench Giannis when he can. I like it given needs!

  7. Drez says:
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    What in God’s name is going on with Henson? Seems primed for a big second half if/when Zaza goes down, but I’ve lost faith in him over the past two seasons (in a dynasty). His trade value is basically zero though. Is he a hold?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Drez: Yeah I’ve lost a lot of faith too. He was really interesting rookie year, but needs a change of scenery and a big role to make it happen, and there’s a ton of variables for that to happen

  8. Jesse says:
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    Who you got tonight, 15 cat , Elfrid Payton vs the Knicks or Gieng vs the pelicans?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jesse: Ah, sorry I missed ya man, crazy day. Who’d ya go with?

  9. Jesse says:
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    Also my 10 man 15 cat league team is:
    PG. Darren Collison PG
    SG. Kyrie Irving PG,SG
    SF. Kevin Durant SF,PF
    PF. Anthony Davis PF,C
    C. Demarcus Cousins PF,C
    UTil. Dieng PF,C
    Bradley Beal SG
    Brook Lopez C
    Nicolas Batum SG,SF
    Jrue Holiday PG
    Elfrid Payton PG
    Zaza Pachulia C
    Anyways I was wondering if there’s any moves I could make for an SF or a guy on that wire I could pickup. I was thinking maybe Dunleavy? Any advice would be great, and I was also wondering if it’s worth trying to ship holiday Or collison when jrue gets back? Since id have a double up on teams? Thanks in advance !

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      @Jesse:
      10 team I should say

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Jesse: Ehhh, I’m not a big Dunleavy guy. Dude, if you can get anything for Holiday, now is the time. I’m very very worried. Ummm, Draymond Green might be a tad of a buy low? H2H or roto? If H2H I would look to move Kyrie before the playoffs, awful playoff sched

  10. Abulldogs says:
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    Hey JB how’s it going?

    Just a question on tonight’s roster. i need ast and steals mostly.

    Stuckey, brewer, Ginobili. 2 spots available. Who to bench?

    Thanks

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      @Abulldogs:

      One more question.

      Given Lawson’s arrest, is Nelson a better option than Stuckey or Brewer for the next week?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Abulldogs: All’s good man, thanks! Sorry i missed ya tonight, was away from the computer all day.

        Next week – Eh, I think Lawson is back. I’d prob go Brewer

  11. Lasandro says:
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    Here’s one: Motey from HOU or Zaza?

    Watched that spurs game and they were still in it at the end if the third. Really have no idea what pop was doing there resting his starting 5.. Just ugh. But watching my kawhi vs my jimmy was a bit wood-inducing.. So much great two-way action. Some bi-action. “Let’s just say that I’m BUY-curious”

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      @jb Gilpin: actually, let’s do Motey vs Zaza vs kaman? If you were to pick in order. Also, with Kobe all but shut down ROS, is Wes Johnson a must add in at least a 12 teamer? Even more so than the guys mentioned above?

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        @Lasandro: Hahaha you’re so buy curious! Love it.

        Gimme Zaza! Liking his role and offense through him. I’d go Zaza>Motie>Kaman ROS. Kaman I worry about role when Rolo is back, same with Motie once TJones is in the mix. Ehhh, Wes isn’t a must add, but is interesting. Ellington starting over him is a bad indictment though, those guys in a vacuum both below the bigs

  12. Lasandro says:
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    Back to my shallow 14-cat roto: how do you see kmart coming back? 18ppg with a smattering if threes and fts? Gobert is currently my stream spot but I think I’m fine with big man stats and kmart JUST git dropped and if Kevin comes back somewhat strong, his stats would help my specific needs. Just interested in your thoughts considering Rubio ain’t back yet and wiggins has been killin. Thad’s there too as is mowill – plenty of mouths to feed it would seem

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      @jb Gilpin: oh oh oh I’ve got a good one for my format: Covington, Gilbert or Kmart?

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Ehhh, I dunno if Kmart gets to 18 with Wiggins the focus now. I’d rather Gobert in most cases, but if it’s not a need I could see the switch. Covington>Gilbert (haha Gobert)>Kmart

  13. hanns says:
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    how reliable is brandon bass? Should I drop jodie meeks for him?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hanns: Yeah solid game tonight and I really like him as a player. But it’s Brad Stevens that makes him unreliable… I would indeed lose Meeks for him though

  14. Dante Green says:
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    Damn JB, Klay owner just wouldn’t bite! I know Klay had a HUGE game but Dirk and MCW(the guys I offered him for his Klay) are coming around as well! And given that he’s been losing and does not have good PGs except Dame! But Even now I’m beginning to think twice of swapping those two for a top 20 guy! Got offered Kawhi for them but I don’t know man! With how Dirk has been improving(since that month of december when he had stomach virus) and MCW averaging almost 3 swipes a game for past 6 games. Jesus

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Ugh, yeah that sucks man! Yikes, yeah it’s close but if you’re thinking ahead for H2H playoffs I’d take Kawhi

      • Dante Green says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks JB. Today two very good things happened to my roster:

        1) batum admitted he has a torn ligament on the outside of his wrist
        2) jennings might have suffered a season ending injury(torn achilles)

        LOL

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dante Green: Nice! Haha. Rough weekend man, a ton of ups and downs… I’m working on tomo mornings daily notes and it’s a roller coaster of emotion!

  15. Abulldogs says:
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    I added nelson dropping stuckey and also added brandon Bass for D-Mo.

    Is this a good move?

    Thanks

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      @Abulldogs:
      Would you say D-Mo has more life in him left with T Jones still without full contact practice than Bass with Olynyk sidelined with kankle?

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        @Abulldogs:

        How is pit pat compared to the two mentioned above?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Abulldogs: Yeah I like both of those, but Nelson is droppable again depending on for whom… Yup I think DMo>Jones still ROS. But not for 15-16. Oh you meant those guys, nah gimme Bass over Dmo for now. Bass is a little better now and both are final spot kinda guys. Bass>Dmo>PitPat>Tjones. Love Pitpat, but inconsistent role, even though he’s playing well lately.

          Really appreciate all the references man, made my night!

  16. Shaft says:
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    Looking ahead to next week, are you still comfortable rolling Wahhh jarret Jack out for another week, even with deron probably coming back? Or is it safe to lose him for a guy like Langston Gallaway (now that Calderon will miss time), Wilson Chandler, Evan Turner, Wes Johnson (now that kobe is out), KJ McDaniels? Thanks?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shaft: Hmmmm. I think I indeed am sticking with Jack, since Dwill should be off the bench. Chandler is close. But could be traded! haha.

      • Shaft says:
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        @JB Gilpin: with the brandon Jennings news, would you take DJ Augustin over Jack? Or still roll with Jarrett?

        Also, maybe is it just me but I think Favors is kinda overrated. Great playoff schedule though. Would you move him for Al Jefferson, ibaka, horford, Danny green, or even LaMarcus (given the shut down concern) if you could? My PF/C’s are Durant, Boogie, Draymond, Gobert, Covington and tyson Chandler so I can take a risk on one of those guys. Whiteside is still on the wire so if I whiff it’s not a huge deal I don’t think.

        Or What about lillard and favors for curry (and then whiteside)?

        • Shaft says:
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          @Shaft: Last one. I promise. After today’s absurd outing against my bulls, you like whiteside over Gobert? I imagine he’s got the more solid role but Gobert has more across the board production…

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            @Shaft: Yup! Gimme DJ. Literally just wrote that in my open for tomo AM 🙂

            Ehhhh, i still like Favors. I think his FG% and non-existant TO can be overlooked, that said, I would indeed move him for Jeff/Ibaka. aldridge… Great playoff sched but so risky. Lillard deal I like.

            Whewwwww. You know what, gimme Whiteside

  17. Black & White says:
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    8 Cat. Was just offered Z Randolph for Nerlens?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Black & White: 8 cat makes NOel’s FT more annoying, depends on how your D stats look in Stls/Blk. If those are fine, then sure

  18. m1chael says:
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    Yo JB!
    Hope you’re having a great weekend so far.
    In a 12 team H2H league would you trade for LaMarcus if you are making playoffs?
    The owner of LA is standing at 11th and he doesn’t want to drop him. He would rather trade him.

    I’m standing in 3rd right now but dropping down to 4th next week. I honestly don’t know how I am still 3rd cause I have been stashing Rubio/Kmart since their injuries and it seems I have been losing since then.

    If LA is not a good choice, who should I aim to get? I feel like even with a full healthy roster I wouldn’t be able to win when PO’s start.

    RWB
    Lillard
    MCW
    Rubio*
    Kemba
    Kmart*
    ABC
    #OCCUPYDRAY
    Horford
    Prof. Plum
    Favors
    JV

    • m1chael says:
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      @m1chael: Some WW guys available is Gallaway, Bass, W. Johnson, MKG. Anyone droppable?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @m1chael: Yo dude! Yeah man it’s been good, just mad busy! 🙂

        Ugh well sucks LaMarcus is gonna play through it and played well…

        Kmart and Plum are your lowest guys, naw I wouldn’t make any drops… If dude in 11th is still trying to sell LaMarcus and you can get for a good discount I still would, worried another hit on that thumb and it;s adios muchahos

  19. Ryan says:
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    It’s definitely going to be interesting to see how everything shakes out with Portland’s frountcourt. As far as the Bucks go, I think Zaza’s run is going to last for a long while with Henson always in foul trouble and Sander’s being a total headcase. I don’t think Capn’ Kidd trusts Sanders enough to give him a significant role even after he returns from his suspension. So go ahead everyone break out your Zazas.

    JB I’m also with you on almost all the C’s. I’ve lost faith in Olynyk, but not for the same reason as you. I think Kelly is talented, but did anyone know that he is more foul prone than the likes of John Henson??? He ranks 5th in fouls per game and 2nd in total fouls over the season. This is the real reason KO is not contributing as much as people would like and it is far more alarming than the narrative going around that Brad Stevens just isn’t giving him enough minutes. Add on the ankle injury and I think he can be safely dropped in all standard size leagues.

    But man I think you’re letting your anti-Evan Turner bias prevent you from seeing that he could be of value to some teams. Yes he makes so many mind-boggingly-dumb decisions that it is simply painful for me to watch him as a C’s fan, but he is making great contributions in the counting stats; and I think that counts for something.

    Lines like the one you posted above are not a fluke; it is a trend. Turner has been averaging 6.1 apg since our least favorite coach had the “brilliant” idea to start him at the point more than a month ago. Here is a statistical comparison over the past 30 days..
    FG% FT% 3PM REB AST STL BLK TO PTS
    Evan Turner, Bos SG, SF
    .398 .586 0.8 5.7 6.1 1.0 0.1 2.7 9.3
    And now…..
    Michael Carter-Williams, Phi PG, SG
    .356 .627 0.6 5.1 6.4 1.6 0.3 3.7 15.1
    Did you guys notice the difference? It’s almost a trick question.

    Turner is basically MCW-lite, and believe me, lite is technically better for you when it comes to almost everything in life. This includes beer, horrific shooting percentages, and turnovers! Do I think Turner is as talented or has as much potential as MCW? ABSOLUTELY NOT (not even remotely close), but the bottom line is that “Poppet” is a decent add for owners that can stomach his TOs and poor percents. Frankly, it is easier for most fantasy teams to withstand Turner’s flaws since he has a surprisingly better assist:TO ratio and does not take nearly as many shots as MCW.

    My $0.02.

    • Ryan says:
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      @Ryan: Oh yeah and thanks to everyone who actually read this rant. I honestly had no idea how long it was until I posted it.

      • Abulldogs says:
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        @Ryan:

        How do you view Brandon Bass’s past couple solid games?
        Can this continue or over when Olynyk is back?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Abulldogs: Haha no worries man, I feel the same way every Daily Notes 🙂 Haha.

          Yup, I like the Zaza! Great point on Olynyk. I feel like he’s still inconsistent even when not in foul trouble though. Two different forms of inconstancy. No bueno.

          Sure, Turner could fit some needs, but he really only helps for dimes and out of position boards IMO. Sure a little scoring, but meh, then not much in Stls/Bllks/3s. True on MCW, but the steals are great and he’s been better lately. 6 PPG is a big boost too. Hahaha, glad the Poppet is catching on!

          I’ve alwayyyyyyys liked Bass. Underrated. Problem isn’t consistent skill, it’s effing Stevens. Sullinger is getting his which could make it tough. I’m iffy on it, at best.

          • Ryan says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Yea Bass is great, and is on a bit of a hot streak, but I’m not sure it continues long, and he definitely sees reduced PT when Olynyk returns. However, the kankle is going to cost Kelly a few weeks. Stevens HAS to give Bass minutes because Sully will play center and there is literally no one else at PF besides Shavlik Randoph, who hasn’t played a single game in celtics uniform thus far. Is Bass a good temporary streamer? Perhaps, but I wouldn’t run him tonight when the Celtics play GS. The following games are looking bright though since Boston plays NY, Min, UT, and PHI.

            On MCW: 0.6 more spg is a plus, but 6 more points of sub .400 shooting? Ewwwww No thanks! Turner and MCW are both toxic unless you’re punting TO and %s as far as I’m concerned (but really helpful in those builds IMO). I think Turner is less toxic for teams that aren’t punting precisely because he doesn’t turn the ball over or score as much. They’re both awful in terms of efficiency, but MCW is higher-volume awful!

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Ryan: Sure yeah I like Bass on that stretch. Hah MCW didn’t help his case with that game yesterday!

  20. Glenn says:
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    Hey JB, I’m sitting comfortably in 1st place in a 10 team league and I’m #1 on the waiver order. Someone dropped Lamarcus Aldridge because of his injury, but he dropped 26 and 9 tonight… Would it be stupid to use my waiver on him? Thinking about dropping Batum for him.

    Here’s my team:
    CP3
    Knight
    Hayward
    Sullinger
    Marc Gasol
    Batum
    West
    Millsap
    Jordan Hill
    Tyreke Evans
    Cousins
    Dragic
    Jimmy Butler

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      @Glenn: Whoa, sick team! Def pick him up! My drop would probably be Jordan Hill though. I know he’s been better lately, but his minutes waffle more than a ben and jerrys cone machine.

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        @JB Gilpin: Cool, thanks for the input! Yeah this is probably the best team I’ve ever had.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Glenn: I can bet man, I’m envious! And to update, probably still Hill as the drop even though Batum says he has a torn ligament, I think he’s gonna play through it

  21. EK says:
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    Owned Dieng for a while..just picked up Pekovic
    Don’t love having both and Whiteside just became available.. drop Pek for him asap?
    Only 10 team H2H 9 cat
    Thanks

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      @EK: Yes and hurry

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EK: Yup agree!

  22. m1chael says:
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    Yo JB

    It’s me again. Lance Stephenson was dropped last night. Would you drop Plumlee for him?

    Thanks!

    • m1chael says:
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      @m1chael: Theres also Middleton

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @m1chael: Nah I probably wouldn’t for either, unless you’re loaded up front and need treys I would get MIdd then

  23. Nikko says:
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    Is Terrance Jones worth picking up in a points league? Id end up dropping Matt Barnes.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nikko: Ehhhh, I dunno man I just don’t know how many minutes he’ll play. I’ll lean no

  24. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    Would appreciate some input on a trade I was just offered.

    12 Team H2H (10 CAT w/Off Rebs)
    Rubio, Oladipo, GHill
    Knight, Beverley
    Tobias, Parsons, Carroll
    Millsap, Markieff, Sully
    AD, RLopez

    I was offered Draymond & Faried, for my Tobias & Knight.

    Would leave my guards weak, but unloading an Orlando player (and seeing how my league counts two rebound cats) I’m thinking about accepting.

    Thanks!

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      @J: Wow, yeah it kills your gaurds for now, you just need Rubio healthy! Seems like a good deal to me, I would prob do it

  25. B-rad says:
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    12 teamer 9 cat. Sweet lou or middleton?

    Lou been killing my FG lol. Also own lowry so there’s some handcuff love haha

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @B-rad: Ohhhh that’s a good one. Middleton is just so frustrating with how Kidd changes it up… I’d lean Lou but barely

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