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As we’ve talked about in some of our intimate, 1-on-1 comments, Razzball Basketball is here to be your fantasy basketball therapist.  We coddle you through the bad breaks, get you through some SKIIIIIIIILES! frustration, help you be able to cut ties with injured players…  We’re a giant, comfy couch, and we want you to be comfortable and tell us why the fantasy gods hate you!

Well, in the same vein, you know I like to whine sometimes.  REL posts are great for that for my REL team, I sometimes get Kristaps Porzingis in 4 of 5 matchups in a hot week, etc. etc.  And I even pull in some real life whining, like today!  So, not for the first time, or the second time, but for the THIRD MF TIME in the past month, the Razzball Basketball studio’s internet got ripped from the house because a dumbass in an 18-wheeler-size Estes truck decided it was smart to drive it down our tiny side street.  That AND our good friends at Time Warner Cable assured us that the second time this happened, that it would be high enough to avoid large trucks.  The level of incompetency is unparalleled…  Well, I take that back, it’s about as competent as Mike Malone running his Denver rotations.  We talked about this in the comments that maybe he needs to become MALLLLLLLLLONNNNNNEEE!  …or something to that effect.  Just like ripping out a millennial’s life blood by taking out my internet, Malone has a team ritual every night, where he snatches up a fantasy basketball player and ties him up in the Denver locker room, and right before every game chants “KALI MA!  KALI MA!” and rips the poor guy’s beating heart out.  Depending on how many beats it has left is how long he plays Jusuf Nurkic.  Dude was playing fine last night!  11/3/1 in 17 minutes, with an efficient 4-6 FG and 3-4 FT – did have the 2 TO – but doesn’t play the final 22 minutes.  Even the poor Kenneth Faried owners got wrapped up in this mess, as Manimal played the opening 4 minutes, then didn’t play the rest of the first half, and got only 11 minutes total.  So you’re thinking big Nikola Jokic game right?!  21 minutes…  Joke was solid though, going 14/11/3/0/1 on 5-7 FG and 4-4 FT.  This is such a Temple of Doom, that even though it’s pretty common knowledge you should’ve been getting out ASAP, now it’s time to get out ASAP-er!  Drop Nurk, trade Joke off this game, I’m probably even dropping Faried.  Maybe in 12ers or limited-move RCLs you can give it one more game, but this was a good matchup against the Mess (even though Brook Lopez is playing on the perimeter now, maybe that screwed some stuff up), and if Malone has Faried in his doghouse, watch him start Darrell Arthur or some junk next Denver game.  Frustrating night!  Since I’m rushing through the notes at a Starbucks, this is going to be a lighter Daily Notes, so apologies for the brevity!  But I’ll be around for comments as always, so if something big happened I missed/you want to talk about, shoot your thoughts below!  Here’s what else happened last night in Fantasy Basketball:

Marcus Smart Got the start for Isaiah Thomas, who missed last night due to a groin injury, which was like a kick to the nards for my REL chances this week.  Only 23 minutes of 13/3/3/2/0 on 5-7 shooting.  I was really impressed by Terry Rozier – 16/5/2/1/0, no TO, on 6-13 shooting.  Obviously the line makes it easy to be impressed, but he just looks bigger and more spry every time I see him.  Celtics really need to try and consolidate some resources…

Elfrid Payton Obviously his big start to the week wasn’t going to last, but got another 28 minutes and went 10/4/4/1/0 on 5-8 shooting.  It was OK.  The 0-2 FT blows though…

Andre Drummond Goromotaro!  The Hornets have decent bigs, but no like – plower.  Did that make any sense?!  26/20/1/0/2 on 11-4 FG and 4-7 FT.  Maybe they shoulda tried banging the Drum slowly!

Marco Belinelli Continuing to provide ThrAGNOF usability, going 13/5/1/2/0 with no TO and a trey.  Even though his value is decent over the last few weeks, still only a 12er streamer.

Marvin Williams Returned after nearly 2 weeks off from a knee bruise, and went 26 minutes of 12/5/0/1/0 with 2 treys.  I wouldn’t be cutting major assets, but if he was dropped in a 12er, I’d most likely snatch him back up.  Frank the Stank now goes Frank to the Bench.

Tyler Johnson Whoa, Tyjo taking off!  27/2/5/1/1, no TO, on an absurdly efficient night shooting 8-16 FG (4-5 3PTM 7-8 FT).  If only he was on a winning team, he would be the cock of the walk!

Wayne Ellington 41 minutes of “if you can walk and you’re on the roster, you’re playing!”  19/3/2/0/0 with 4 treys, and I’d certainly ThrAGNOF him while hot, but I don’t see this continuing…

Hassan Whiteside vs Dwight Howard Wow, old man Howard winning this round!  Although it’s crazy that these two are only 4 years apart!  Outta high school, immediate impact Dwight vs. took-forever-Hassan.  Anyway, Whiteside for 8/12/0/0/1 and 4 TO in an off night, with Dwight going 23/17/1/1/2 on 9-11 shooting and an absurd 5-6 FT.  Of course it’s only the Heat, but this was a nice bounce back win off a losing streak.

Paul Millsap Rainbow alert!  21/9/2/4/3 on 8-12 shooting.  So trill…

Thabo Sefolosha Looking at some added PT with Kent Bazemore out at least the next few games with a knee issue.  29 minutes of 10/5/5/1/0 – it’s low end, but if you need steals in your matchup this week, Thabo it!

Emmanuel Mudiay The curse of Malone isn’t explicitly for big men!  18 minutes of 6/2/1 on 2-10 shooting.  Jameer Nelson got 19 shots in 29 minutes!  Ew.  But 14/5/5/2/0 is usable!  I’m sticking with Jameer in 12ers.

Wilson Chandler 27/15/0/1/0 with 6 treys.  Went from unreliable bench guy, to out all last year with a bad hip, to most reliable player on a team of fun young talent.  Someone get me a joint!

Sean Kilpatrick I love him… That is all.  Well fine, if you have to ask, 6-10 FG, 8-8 FT keeping the FT volume up, 22/6/3/1/0 with 2 treys.  Mmmmm.

Trevor Booker Yahoo has him a top-30 player.  The Book Worm!  Boarding like Rodman…  15/12/5/1/0 in 37 minutes.  Coach Asshat actually ran a pretty tight rotation with his starters!  He just wanted to show off he’s competent against Malone…

Lou Williams When you’re hot, you’re hot!

That was too fun not to GIF!  That shooting form is like when a 7-year old is trying to shoot 3s.  24/1/0/3/1 with 2 treys – including that one that should be worth, like 5 points – but 6 TO and the Lakers got pounced…

Patrick Beverley PBev getting full Lakers matchup AND D’Antoni effect!  Love it!  10/7/12/3/0 with 2 treys, but the 5 TO is annoying.  More TO than James Harden last night?!  Unfathomable!

Clint Capela Rainbow alert!  12/9/2/2/2 on 6-10 FG and no FT attempted.  Way to keep your sheets clean!

John Henson Bleh.  25 minutes of 7/6/0/0/2 and 3-6 FT.  At least he got better at the stripe!  Went 0-2, 1-2, then 2-2 in his FT sets.  Jabari Parker just decided to ball hog it and take 23 shots.  Pompous Dookies…

Malcolm Brogdon Adam mentioned Brogdon in his RazzWired article, and the expanded role is a little interesting!  13/1/3/2/1 and certainly worth a look in deepers.

Mason Plumlee Lots of rainbows last night!  10/10/4/2/3 in a solid evening.  Much more of a statesman, this Dookie.

Tristan Thompson 20 rebounds!  3 points…  Lord, the Cavs just slaughter the Knicks when they play them, just like opening night…

Brandon Jennings – Because of course my REL team would get a nice 31-minute-long BJ with Derrick Rose out!  Ugh!  16/4/3/0/0 for Jennings in a spot start, but it’s a back issue for Rose that could linger.  I might give my RCL teams a few BJs.

Dwight Powell Oh good lord, this was the game I watched the most of last night.  LORD GIVE ME STRENGTH!  It didn’t look much better than my 5 AM pickup games at the Y…  We debated the Mavs unleashing Dwight Powell, and even though the line was “OK” (6/5/5/2/1 no TO), he really had a lot of lapses on defense and just got demolished inside.  Also poor 7’2 Salah Mejri got some horrific foul calls against him, including having his face get in the way of DeMarcus Cousins‘ elbow, and Mejri was called for the foul.  He complained, got a tech, and on the way to getting subbed out for his 3rd foul in the first half, Rick Carlisle yelled at him “What the f*$% are you doing!?  SIT DOWN!”  It was awesome.  Mejri had to leave with 2 fouls early, got the 3rd pretty quick in the 2nd, and the 4th early in the 3rd quarter and never got back in the blowout, giving him 11 minutes.  But 7 boards, and I think they want him to be the main C-starter still…  I think it’ll be bumpy at best for Powell in 12ers, and just seeing how bad this got without Mejri and hopefully a nice “coaching moment”, I think you could add Mejri in like deep 14ers or bigger as a board-n-blocks source for the ~month Andrew Bogut is out.

Jonathan Gibson More REL bias!  28 minutes and was a little off (3-12), but should’ve had like 3-4 dimes if the Mavs didn’t miss wide open shots or layups when he was facilitating, and unlike Mejri, was talking with Carlisle calm and collected on FTs, and just seems like he could become a “Carlisle guy” as this season goes further in the dumper.  Star him in anything deeper than 12ers.

Garrett Temple Got a little extra run as the Kings ran away with this game in a 29-12 3rd quarter.  17/3/3, although I was surprised he’s still playing so many minutes, despite not doing much.  Just hit his 3s this game (4-4)…

Paul George Weird, I just had a dream last night that I only remembered when I got to this game this morning, that the Hornets traded for Paul George and I became a huge Hornets fan again.  Mannnnnn, I wish that was real!  25/13/1/3/0 and good to see him healthy.

Alex Len 2 blocks, but only 16 minutes as Tyson Chandler continues to play “fine” as a 30+ MPG starter.  His little stint with Tyson out was only a Len’s flare!  Somebody call J.J. Abrams…

Stephen Curry We’d been missing the steals, and he gets 7 last night!  Against the Clippers of all teams!  19/4/6/7/0, did go 0-8 from deep, but it’s just awesome he’s getting his stats back up to norms in a 5-game week against my REL team.  Ughhhhh, told you it was a whiny post!

Blake Griffin 7 TO.  I imagine he just never saw the double-teams Steph was flashing his way.  His Kia doesn’t have good rear-view mirrors!

 

Thanks for stopping by everyone, and I hope you had a solid Wednesday night of action!  Adam has the daily notes tomorrow, but be sure and shoot your comments on the RCL recap or any of my posts through the weekend.  Have a good one, Razzball Nation, and be sure your internet cables are nice and fastened!

  1. Lasandro says:
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    Gotta take the opportunity to thank you for writing these notes despite the crappy net situation. Hope that pumpkin spiced latte kept you warm and cozy. As cozy as I am right now reading your notes before bed, with Eastwood’s Unforgiven playing in the background.

    You made me LOL imagining a brown skinned Mike Malone pulling out Arthur’/ heart as Nurk watches terrified in the background, -‘ticioating the mins he’ll be playing that night. Fun/annoying fact about that movie: it’s set in India (as Indy Jones leads us to believe) but all the background actors were obviously speaking Sinhalese. I’m Sri Lankan so I was outraged as a 13yr old! We all look the same to you, Hollywood?? J’accuse 👇🏾

    But dude, that Nugs rotation is a mess. Hence why I’m trying to get some clarification in my other comment (under the latest pod) re: mins allotment once Harris is back. Let’s see.

    If I didn’t have such a need for a big man in my 10 teamer, I’d be streaming PBev instead of Cody. Dude is like a fantasy box of chocolates! He basically guarantees a 3, ok assists and the rest is all up in the air. May block 3 shots, may grab 12 rebounds. Fun stuff. Cody was uncharacteristically missing some layups but looked nice out there. Got some volume fts too which helps me. Need to flip one of my wings a la Barton or Tobias or Porter to grab a decent value big man tho, as the wire is rife with good guards but hardly any decent bigs.

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb gilpin: my god, what an Abrams burn haha! My director friend loves lens flares too.. annoys the crap outta me. Redick should get him on his podcast to determine which JJ is the JJest.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Hah it’s all good, just some first world problems! Glad it was able to come together in time.

        Hah yeah I thought that was very apt parallel to the ripped out theme hahaha. Wow, I never knew that! Ignorant Americans, haha!

        Cool I’m just now catching up so I’ll get it!

        Interesting on your wire, yeah PBev should prob be owned. Hope you can work a 2-for-1!

        Hah yeah we tried to do a drinking game to Star Trek in college, drink for every lens flare. We made it about 20 mins…

  2. Justin says:
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    Great stuff as always. Curious who you like moving forward although they fill different categories….Henson or Kilpatrick? Thanks!!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Justin: I’d def take Kilpatrick for the consistency. Any time!

  3. Justin says:
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    Great stuff as always. Curious who you like moving forward although they fill different categories….Henson or Kilpatrick? Thanks!!!

  4. Steve says:
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    Hey JB!
    Wondering if you could help me with some trade talks. I have been offered Millsap and “someone else” for Kyle Lowry lol. Here’s where my team is at now:
    Elfrid Payton
    Rodney Hood
    CP3
    Marcus Morris
    Chandler Parsons
    John Henson
    Frank Kaminsky
    Brook Lopez
    Seth Curry
    Lowry
    Eric Bledsoe
    Nikola Vucevic
    Tyson Chandler
    Jeremy Lin- IL

    My team is brutally average in every respect so I’m wondering what you would want in addition to Millsap if anything at all. Here’s my options: W. Chandler, Booker, Tobias Harris (maybe), Will Barton, Wes Matthews, JJ Reddick, Monta Ellis.

    Let me know what you think I should do , kind of in a rough spot with this team. Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Steve: Any time man! Def like the offer since you’re deep at PG. I’d shoot high and ask for Harris and see what he comes back with. I’d prob do it with Chandler or Booker. On the fence of Matthews.

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        @JB Gilpin: so I asked for Harris and got a no as expected so I asked for Booker and he wants me to throw in either Parsons, Morris or Hood. Do any of those options work in my favor? Or should I counter back with another one of my guys lol

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Steve: I think I actually like that give your build, so I would do Lowry/Morris for Millsap/Booker. Then lost Frank K for something, and you got a stew goin!

  5. v00dr00 says:
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    What is up with BazeGod?!?!? Besides his lame knee…

    • v00dr00 says:
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      @v00dr00: Also, with the whole SKIIIIIIILES & MALLLLLONNNNNNNNE thing; doesn’t it make it look like we’re unbearably annoyed with Embiid when we say EMBIIIIIIID? Just a shower thought, but also one of the more pressing matters on all of Razzball. Pls advise.

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        @v00dr00: Maybe the knee was barking and caused this downtick? Maybe having Dwight clog the post vs. Horford and Millsap being all over the place is hurting? I dunno…

        Hahahaha good point. This is a critical issue. Since SKIIIIIIIILES! is out, maybe we leave the all caps to the well endowed EMBIIIIID indeed 🙂

  6. Purdman says:
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    I have been offered Lou Williams for Bradley Beal…thoughts? Seem like similar players statistically. Beal has more upside and a more solid role as a starter, but is very much an injury risk. Lou’s minutes might fluctuate more and has less upside.
    Standard 9-cat H2H.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Purdman: Def holding Beal, they’re trying to swing ya on a sell high. D’Angelo Russell is almost back, Nick young will still have a role… It’ll eat into Lou

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        @JB Gilpin: ok I rejected it and he came back with Beal and Jabari Parker for Wade and Sweet Lou.

        Does this sweeten it enough to pull the trigger?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Purdman: Nahhhh, it’s too many veterans and playing time/DNP risk for me

  7. Slim

    Slim says:
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    Yeah I didn’t watch any of it but Powell was pretty solid on the stat sheet. 5 assists, 2 steals, 1 block, 0 TOs in only 25 minutes. Cousins is a tough matchup for anyone let alone an undersized center. I’m not interested in Mejri in 14ers, it would have to be deeper. There are no points to be had so as long as he doesn’t shoot FTs he shouldn’t hurt per se, no assists, maybe 0.5 a steal and 1.0 blocks with his 7ish boards if he gets 24 minutes nightly. Stream him for some boards in a 16er, I guess… Being in the coaches doghouse doesn’t really help though, and there is definitely no season long value even if Bogut is delt. I imagine in March it’ll be the Hammons/Powell show. It’s going to be tough for anyone though with all this garbage time the Mavs get.

    I guess Henson did just enough again, if punting FTs, but that’s what he’s always been. I don’t think Henson vs JaMychal is even a debate. I have both on an RCL and no longer have a streaming spot. Henson is definitely being dropped before JaMychal. As a starter this year Henson is avg nearly 4 FTs per game in 24 min. If I’m not a FT punt team I don’t think he’s worth the couple of blocks, in a 12er, any deeper fine you live with it.

    Oh and it was nice to see Reggie get 26 minutes in a back-to-back already. Looks like he won’t be coming along at Parsons-esque speed.

    Whiteside is starting to turn into a sell after a good game or 2. With the Heat losing so much he looks way too nonchalant out there. His FTs are rushed, he isn’t blocking out like he should, even a big dunk doesn’t seem to get him as excited as it used to. It was always his attitude that was the biggest cause for concern and it looks to me like he got paid and decided he can coast now.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Slim: Agree Cousins didn’t help matters. I did say “deep 14ers” 🙂 on Mejri. Def could see 9-10 boards in 25-26 mins. Def agree he was in the doghouse, but maybe it was a “coaching moment” as I mentioned. Agree by March it should be Hammons/Powell.

      Yeah it’s Green now, I like Henson’s upside though.

      Great point on Whiteside. Sounds like a good character assessment for this season haha

    • Jensen says:
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      @Slim: Slim I need your help here, JB won’t give me a straight answer so this is all on you. 8 team, 9 cat, H2H, wings only, limited transactions. How would you rank Ingram, Harris, Barton ROS? V important I make the right pick up and win this super competitive league. Thanks pal.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Slim: @Jensen: Love to hear Slim’s thoughts here as well 🙂

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @Jensen: There’s a few things that are really important here. 1st off what’s your astrological sign? Ingram is a Sagittarius and as such is a very independent person but also won’t let his emotions deter him from reaching his goals. Barton is a Capricorn so is often witty and original but be weary because he can also be stubborn and aloof. Gary is a Virgo so is often helpful and reliable but he can also be skeptical and inflexible. I wish I could just give you a straight answer but it’s definitely dependant on your sign.

        • Jensen says:
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          @Slim: I’m a Virgo, but i live with a Leo and if she ain’t happy then no one is happy.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Slim: @Jensen: Hahahaha

      • Slim

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        @Jensen: on a side note, every 8-team league is competitive because every team is mostly allstars. Oh and missing out on any of those 3 isn’t really a problem because the free agent list is always amazing. With that said Harris doesn’t really have enough upside for an 8er, Ingram and Barton have much more, and if they don’t work out there’s always something just fine waiting to be picked up. If they do work out they could, key word ‘could’ be top50. Obviously that’s far more believable from Barton so that’s my pick. In a 12er, I’m gonna need that astrological sign.

        Oh and limited moves depends on how many. 5 moves for the season I’ll take Harris even in the 8er because Malone loves him and I have the most confidence in his minutes and role, 50 moves, eh whatever, that’s plenty. I’ll go Barton.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slim: Why you gotta try and legit answer the question?!

          • Slim

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            @JB Gilpin: I just wanted to show the difference in league size. I don’t think 8ers are played the same as 12ers. A guy like Gary Harris probably tops out ranked like 85-90 when everyone is healthy. That’s not good enough for an 8er. And how the number of moves alters the answer. Your question was about RCL size stuff I assume. It’s a different question. I still “answered” it the 1st time though. I don’t think I’ve missed one.

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Slim: Hah I’m just givin ya a hard time. Agree they’re all not ownable in 8ers, it’s like every team is the Golden State Warriors

  8. G. says:
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    That heart ripping scene you depicted JB was fantastic.

    On the bb side, I’m looking for some opinion on this: Should I sell high on T.Booker? I feel there is no way he is gonna be that good the whole season through. Would you trade T.Booker for Collison straight up in a 12-teamer, FT punt context (I do need 3’s and assists, but Pbev clears waivers tmrw, I’m thinking I could pick him up instead, dropping J-Rich).

    Advice?

    Best to you all!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @G.: Haha thanks man! I seriously think this is something that’s happening…

      Def would sell high on Booker! Especially since it kinda seems like with the Dmo offer sheet that they’re not really married to him as a long term answer. I would def take Collison! And also would make that Pbev move, and double down on PG upgrading. Best!

      • G. says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Excellent! Cheers!

  9. Chad says:
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    Great stuff again this year!

    Quick question: Would you flip Gallinari for Eric Gordon? Gordon has been crushing but I feel like Danilo is the better player overall. I have Beverly on the roster already and have a slightly bigger need for a guard if that matters.

    Thanks again and happy holidays!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Chad: Thanks man, appreciate that! I think I would probably hold Gallinari at that value, both have injury risks, but I feel like Gordon is more apt to bad swings off the bench

  10. Dusty says:
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    I’m sick of waiting for Mudiay to go on a run and have some trade value, who would you pick up among Nick Young, Thabo, Ellington, Belinelli or Memphis Troys for a couple weeks of value? (12er, 9 cat, punt ft)
    Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dusty: Yeah he’s been annoying… At least he fixed the TO! I would prob take Thabo for the D stats

  11. kb says:
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    Jordan Clarkson or Tyler Johnson?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @kb: I’ll stick with Clarkson, but it ain’t that far apart

  12. Rick says:
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    12 Team H2h standard yahoo 9CAT – daily lineups and heavy action on the waivers just for extra games played. Currently sitting in 3rd but all 12 teams are pretty close together.

    Obviosuly im heavy on guards and 2 of my bigs are “shooters”. FG % is a punt, heavy on 3’s, pt’s stls. Been trying to trade for a gobert, milsap, blake, dieng, pau, alrdige but nothing. Thoughts? I may just hold put for now.

    Tyler Jo
    Eric Gordon
    TRoss
    Mo Hark
    Markief
    Chandler Parsons
    Gortat
    Darren Collison
    PBev
    Bledsoe
    Harden
    Porzingis
    Klove
    Marvin Wills
    Seth Curry

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Rick: Well if no IL, you can cut Curry. Looks like a nice team though! Def FG% punt, so yeah I would look for other bad FG sources that can board. 3s are really good, maybe try to sell Gordon high?

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    Got offered Ellis for Barton in a 12 team 10 cat with FT made. What do you think?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Connor: Ehhhh, yeah actually I will take Barton, both are kinda bleh in ROS terms.

  14. Jake says:
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    Would you trade Brook Lopez and Klay for Greek Freak? I’m a little afraid of unknown that could happen to Lopez’s second half of the season.

    • Jake says:
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      @Jake: Nick Young is on the waivers so he could make up for some of the deficit in the 3s lost

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Jake: Yeah I think I would do that, and agree, you can replace the 3s. Feels safe getting out of the Brook investment too

  15. Joel

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    Think the pacers trade Monta? Holding on to him in my 12er but he’s been ass lately…

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Joel: He’s on a very friendly deal, so I bet a few will ask… I dunno, I think the Pacers might think they have a run… I wouldn’t mind cutting him

  16. Henry says:
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    Dear JB

    In a 12er standard league, would you pick up Smart and cut Josh Richardson for a ft punt team in need of some assist.

    I do really trust Smart but holding on to J rich has cost me some back loss last 2 weeks…

    Thanks!

    • Henry says:
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      @Henry: correct the last sentence…I don’t really trust smart but J rich cost me some bad losses in the last 2 weeks

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Henry: Yeah I don’t fully trust Smart either. He does have a little upside with IT2/3 hurt. I’m OK with the swap given team needs

  17. hamtime says:
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    1. would you do the following:

    a) my bled whiteside for giannis jokic
    b) my bled whiteside for milsap dangelo
    c)my whiteside baze for porzi tyler jo
    d)my whiteside bled for lillard jonas
    e) my bled whiteside for cp3 gortat (guy might do lowry whiteside)

    2. was offered trevor booker for my gorgui. no right?

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      @hamtime:
      4. My bled dieng baze for kemba Gallo Cody z?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Hamtime: 1. a, close, but not b. nah c. maybe, depends on team buld d. no e. that one I think I do, although I would hold out for selling E Bled first. 2. Yeah hold Gorgui 4. Ravaging your FG%… I’m OK with it, if you’re wanting to become/already are a FG punt team

  18. miles proudfoot says:
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    Thanks for working through the Internet issues to put this up!

    In a battle for assists this week, think I’ll have to stream to make this happen. Would you drop Winslow, Mudiay, or Knight? I’m leaning Mudiay bc I may just be done with him and turn it into a stream spot. I like Winslow ROS, so rather keep him. As you may recall, can’t ever make up my mind on Knight.

    Also is Noel now a pickup? Harris a stash?

    Thanks!!!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @miles proudfoot: Of course man, fighting through the millennial issues! Haha. Given AST is you battle, might as well wait out Knight and hope for 5 dimes/game. I’d more prefer to drop Winslow, but I’m OK either way. I’m holding Mudiay personally since I still see the raw upside there. Meh on Noel. If you’re weighing these other guys, Harris isn’t a stash for you IMO. Any time!

  19. chris says:
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    are Nurk and Mudiay Droppable in a 12 team h2h 9 cat? probably for streamer spots/ injuries.

    I could try to flip them for anything, a la both of them for Tyler Johnson or dropping both of them.

    What do you think?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @chris: Nurk yeah, Mudiay is I guess, but I’m holding personally.

      Yeah if you can consolidate into Tyjo and open up a spot, I’d be OK with that

  20. Tyler says:
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    should zbo still be owned in 12ers? seems to have bad stocks and %s.

    • Tyler says:
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      @Tyler: i see noguiera nelson mack nick young clee dekker frazier ingram douglas korver jr smith evan turner crabbe aminu deng noah danny green

      Anyone you like for ROS?

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        @Tyler: Zbo has always been a Pts/Reb source and nada else. If those aren’t needs, go ahead and stream/move on.

        Meh, yeah none of those guys really jumps out for me. If you need PG stats, I think Nelson can still be usable. Need Stocks? Nogueira. But both could be cut if they downtick

  21. Mathew says:
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    Who would you rather have Aldridge or Dieng ROS?

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      @Mathew: I’ll take Dieng, i trust the mins and less DNP risk in mar/april

  22. Noah says:
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    Hi I emailed recently but am still trying to improve my struggling squad in a 10 team H2H 9-CAt. Struggling with points and assists.

    Team:

    PG: Bledsoe, George Hill, Beverley
    SG: Eric Gordon, Wes Matthews, CJ Miles
    SF: Kawhi, Crowder, Carroll
    PF: Dieng, Favors
    C: Whiteside, Henson
    IR: Parsons

    Been offered a couple trades:

    1) Bledsoe and Kawhi for: Wall, Oladipo, Booker, and Warren (don’t know if I can afford to trade for an injured guy)
    2) Kawhi and Crowder for Wall and Booker/Turner (whichever I prefer)

    – either worth taking?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Noah: 1, Nah, I would pass on that 2, Myles Turner? It’s interesting, but I think I would hold there too. I’d want someone in the elite tier to move Kawhi

  23. Banana Boat says:
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    Would you guys drop rubio/bazemore for roberson/thabo/ingram ? Rubio and bazeblah been suckin some wind

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Banana Boat: Hah for sure they’ve blown, I’d prob hold Rubio. Base can go. Prob getting… Roberson? either him or Thabo

  24. spo says:
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    Who wins out on this in a 9 cat h2h? Steph vs. DLO and Griffin

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @spo: I’d likely be sticking with Curry side

      • spo says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        how about DCOUS vs Griffin and Beal

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          @spo: Hmmmm. Kinda depends on build, if you’re a punt TO and can handle FT drain or a FT punt too, Cousins would make a lot of sense. If not I would stay with Griffin side

  25. Dante Green says:
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    Aren’t we dropping Nurkic for Muscala or Noguiera yet? Hah

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Yup, rip it out! Nog me!

      • Dante Green says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Havent seen alota Raps games but how is Noguiera on the eye test? If only he averages like 22-24 mins a game, damn

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          @Dante Green: raps maniac here, Nog looks extremelyyyy good to the eye test. Maybe a little We The North bias, but kid looks like hes justt scraping the surface of what he can be (and he truly is). I wouldn’t be shocked to see him starting next year, with JV shipped elsewhere. If JV ever gets hurt this year (which is always a possibility), Nog will be one of those “run, don’t walk” to the wire adds.

          • Dante Green says:
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            @Doctor G:

            Dude man, thanks for the input! Unfortunately my league is an auction wire system so the best thing to do really is to snag Nog while he’s cheap and hope he consistently averages close to 23-24 mins a game. Hah

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              @Doctor G: @Dante Green: Agree with Doctor G’s analysis. I was kinda surprised they went Poeltl in the draft. Def would get Nog now, he’s great for dem D stats!

              • Dante Green says:
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                @JB Gilpin:

                I’d try and get him on Wednesday, that’s when our waiver wire will run next!

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                  @Dante Green: Sounds like a plan! Hopefully he plays decent until then so we’ll feel better on it

  26. Kees says:
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    Would you drop Thaddeus young or clint capela for jokic? Standard 8-cat H2H.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Kees: Man that’s tough… Even though he’s off a crazy game, I think I would lose Thad for him

  27. Threekola says:
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    Hey JB & Slim if you’re there, there are a few guys, mostly point guards, I think should be owned that are on the wire in my 10-team: (By the way, I’m a FG% Tank!)

    Marcus Smart, Mudiay, Patty Mills, Delly, Tyler Johnson, Brandon Jennings, RHJ

    Most fit my fg tank build, but I can’t seem to drop anyone on my squad.

    My worst guys: Covington, Barton, Henson, Winslow, Marcus Morris

    I love Cov’s D stats. I think Barton is a guaranteed season long value. Henson’s upside makes me horny plus he’s a center and I need him. Winslow’s upside for an all around line makes me horny, plus I held him till now anyway. Marcus Morris….eh…I do need his back end scoring, and he does shoot low %, but doesn’t do muchhhh else.

    OH! And a few trade scenarios for you, they’re mostly similar. I’m the curry owner btw. (yes I know , I managed to tank fg% with steph)

    One thing you should know: On top of my fg% tank, I have a BIG excess of threes. Like I can afford to lose 10 threes a week and still be best in league.

    1) Curry + Pau + Henson or Kemba + KAT + Dieng
    2) Curry + Pau or Kemba + KAT
    3) Curry + Henson or Kemba + KAT
    4) Curry + Pau + Barton or Kemba + KAT
    5) Curry + Henson + Barton or Kemba + KAT
    6) Curry + Wes or Lillard + PG13
    7) Curry + Wes + Noel or Lillard + PG13
    8) Collison + Noel or IT 2/3

    The KAT owner seems to prefer Henson or Pau. For now, probably gonna do either 1, 3, or 5. Then try to do 8.

    Thanks JB! (and Slim if you happen to comment)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Threekola: Hey man! Crazy weekend sorry for delay response. I’m good losing Winslow for TyJo. Swap the Heat!

      Yeah I like all of those 8 deals for you.I think I prefer 1 the best, so try that out first and see if it flies!

  28. Tyler says:
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    Kaminsky or ZBo RoS?

    • Tyler says:
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      @Tyler: or Lamb

      • Doctor G says:
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        @Tyler: ZBo IMO

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          @Tyler: @Doctor G: Yeah I’d stick with Zbo as well

  29. miles proudfoot says:
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    What do you think ROS, Henson or Nerlens? Thanks!

    • Doctor G says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Nerlens if he’s traded. Henson if/when Monroe is traded and Nerlens is not. If both stay put, probablyy Henson but tough to trust. If both Nerlens and Monroe shipped, Nerlens. Basically a lot of “ifs” haha.

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        @miles proudfoot: @Doctor G: Yeah I think I’d take Henson, especially with Noel having ANOTHER injury. If you could tell me Noel would be traded and/or have a 25+ MPG role by the deadline, I would take Noel

  30. John says:
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    My Delly, Marvin and Porter his Jrue and TyJo?
    I would miss his Porter’s steals but seems he is coming back to earth. Jrue no bargain health wise though. Ugh

    I have to make room for player coming off IR.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @John: Yeah it’s junk + Porter for Jrue. I like making the new roster spot, I’m good with it

  31. Dante Green says:
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    PG1 Schroder
    PG2 McCollum
    SG1 Hayward
    SG2 Richardson-IR
    SF1 Crowder
    SF2 Parsons
    SF3 Moe Money Harkless
    SF4 Ingram
    PF1 Harris
    C1 Towns
    C2 Jokic
    C3 Nurkic

    For the nth time I’m again showing you my team (lol), but only because I’d like to inform you that I finally pulled the trigger on the Kief-Parsons swap, and I’m still wondering to myself why I did that. Lol Our waiver wire will run 36 hours from now, and depending how my team will perform for tonight’s set of games I’m going to use Ingram’s spot to stream. Currently, Rebounds and blocks are close so I guess that’s what I’m going to look for!I Or I could invest on someone who has a better season long outlook. These guys are available:

    CJ Miles
    Marvin Will
    Noguiera
    Sefolosha – dude’s been great but much of it is because Baze is still out, right?
    Tony Allen?
    Roberson?
    Patterson (Lol)
    AGordon?

    Im guessing that among these available players I mentioned, if I’m only looking for overall value, you would say that I should be getting…. Miles? Hah And one last thing, your thoughts on Faried’s benching? Would really love to hang on to Nurkic if he could consistently carve out a 22-23 minute role. Thanks bud

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      @Dante Green:

      I went ahead and dropped Ingram for Roberson. He’s been blocking these past few games and and I need to win the block category! Hah And also, my FG and my opponent’s are pretty close so I don’t want Ingram shooting blanks. The waiver wire pickups will be processed again 3 days from now, depending on Parsons’ status, if he’s still alive and plans on playing, I’m going to try and get Aaron Gordon or Noguiera.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Dante Green: Nice, I like getting Parsons! I think you’ll get the upside. Yeah i like Miles the most of that group. Ingram was def droppable, I like that move, and I would prob lose Nurk for Miles

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          @JB Gilpin:

          Yeah, but there should already be an update on his health, it’s been over 10 days!! But it’s aight, I like doing trades, especially the buy low ones. Hope it pays off, the Sergio and Clarkson for Jokic kinda did…

          MANNN I need a pat on the back, hah. Roberson gave me 2 blocks tonight while Ingram had 0 and I won the category by just 2! Glad to had made the move!! It feels so good to win and beat a top 3 team! Haha.

          Oooh so we’re good with letting Nurk go instead of Roberson? Roberson’s supposedly is my streamer spot..

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Dante Green: Hah yeah that Jokic deal is looking great! Nice move for Roberson, I’m just not an Ingram guy. Damn Nurk had to make it confusing with his Saturday game. And Miles kinda sucked. Ummmmm, I might just stand pat for now and readdress at your WW window

  32. Doctor G says:
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    JB!! Just traded my Demarre Carroll aka Future look-a-like for that stud over in Minnesota, slicky Ricky Rubio. 12 team H2H 9 cat Keeper. Did I get totally taken to the cleaners, or am I good buying low on some Rubio stock??

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Doctor G: Yo! Haha they do look alike! Nah I def like that move buying low, not like Jones or Dunn has ever show consistency to take that role, and they’re gonna play him to showcase either way

  33. Johnc says:
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    Trying to reinforce guard play. 12 team, h2h, 9 cats.
    Two questions. Given my team below, who is the cut as I activate J Rich? I was thinking T Jones or maybe Delly.

    Trade offer: My Porter and Adams for his Dragic and PBev?? Otto scares me but do not want to overreact to a couple duds. His minutes are still there. Thoughts on the trade and would it impact who I waive?

    My team:
    CP3, RJax, Frazier, J Rich, Delly
    DeRo, Leonard, Porter, T Jones, Leuer
    KAT, Jokic, Horford, Poison Goose, Adams

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Johnc: Yeah probably T Jones for me. Just no consistency. I think the trade is close, i honestly think you could get a little more. He have a better throw in than PBev? And nah, no impact on Tjones cut

      • Johnc says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thank you! I dominant assists, score and rebound well. Threes and blocks are areas to improve upon….hoping JRich is part of the solution. But Henson just hit the wire. To get him, I would have to drop JRich or Delly (and use my fourth position claim). Hold or upgrade blocks?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Johnc: Any time! And yeah I would lose Delly for Henson given your team need

  34. Tyler says:
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    Can you pick 3 for 10teamer

    Henson
    Mills
    Jamychal
    Covington
    Roberson
    Markieff
    Thad Young
    Okafor
    Aaron Gordon

    • Slim

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      @Tyler: Hmm… I’ll go with Markieff, JaMychal, and then Thad. Henson can replace one if you need his blocks, Mills is a pass unless Parker misses time, Covington can replace one if you want more 3s/stls but his inconsistencies are maddening, Roberson yawn, Okafor is far too inconsistent too and while the blocks are nice the FTs/TOs are a problem, Gordon still has more developing to do.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Tyler: @Slim: Yeah Kieff and Green lead my list too, I’d agree with Slim’s list. I woulda leaned to henson > Thad if Thad wasn’t off a big breakout game

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