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Ben Simmons became the first player, since Hambone Williams in 1967, to post a triple-dub within his first four career games last night (stat courtesy of ESPN Stats). Freaking Oscar Robertson put up three triple-dubs in his first four career games. GOAT. Anyways, the final stat line for Simmons: 21 pts, 12 boards, 10 dimes, and one steal on 8-for-11 shooting. So this is what everyone’s been talking about! Before he even played a professional game, the City of Philadelphia nicknamed Simmons the “Fresh Prince.” After last night’s performance, it may be an apt nickname but….let’s not completely dismiss the OG Fresh Prince.

Did Ben ever grab the opening tip and drain a half-court shot before his feet touched the ground? Did Ben ever cut across the lane, catch the ball at the left elbow, then scoop it underhanded without turning to face the bucket? And banking it in? Huh? Huh? So, before we go crowning his ass, let’s pay some respect to the OG. I’ll be honest. I had some doubts regarding Ben coming into this year. I did think that he would grab boards and drop a ton of dimes, but would his lack of outside shot hold him down? After watching him play, he can get to the rim at will. He is so long and such a graceful strider that resistance is futile. He kind of reminds me of Giannis in that aspect. Ben has trouble finishing strong, though, while Giannis….uh…uh….oh my…..awwwwwwwwwww. Sorry, I just had to “take care” of something real quick. I also had some concerns that the Sixers would be conservative with Ben. Well, he’s playing 34.6 minutes on average over the first four games. Concern eradicated. He’s shooting 49.1% from the field, grabbing 10.8 boards, dishing out seven dimes, and pilfering one a game. There are no threes in his game with very few blocks (0.3). And he’s turning the ball over three times a game, but Ben is going to improve as the season rolls along. Who’s better? Will Smith or Ben Simmons? Will has a more diverse and explosive offensive game. He straight up clowns his opponents, but gotta knock him for level of competition. I gotta go with Ben here. It’s just no fun playing with Black Holes.

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Here’s what else I saw last night:

Joel Embiid scored 30 points, grabbed nine boards, and pilfered two last night. He played 28 minutes. Woo hoo!!! He did not dish a dime, get his block on, and turned the ball over seven times, though. I shall not bear false witness by writing down that which is opposite and rhymes with Woo hoo!!!. Personally, I think he’s sandbagging all of us so he doesn’t get exposed as an alien or some terminator-like machine sent from the future.

Not all is lovey dovey in the City of Brotherly Love, as Markelle Fultz shoots free throws like….you ever play a first person shooter on Xbox or PS? It’s dark, you’re walking through a house. You come to a doorway and try to peek around it. I don’t know about you, but I always move my body to one side and physically try to peek around the corner myself. That’s what Fultz looks like when he’s at the charity stripe. Anyways, even his J is totally whacked now. Someone get this kid a Dave Hopla video!

Stanley Johnson received 40 minutes of playing during the first game of the season. He went 0-for-13. Since then, he’s played 23, 28, and finally 18 minutes last night, when he went 0-for-1 and bageled every single category. My bad, if you’re in a league that rewards personal fouls, Johnson did commit four of those.

Tobias Harris had a tough night, as the Stocktonator foretold, scoring 11 points on 31.3% shooting from the field and 16.7% from three-land. Don’t fret, though. Robert Covington, a very good defender, was on him most of the game. He’s still playing close to 35 minutes per game and getting a ton of shot attempts.

It’s always interesting to see how the point guard minutes are divied up in Detroit. Reggie Jackson received 31 minutes and scored 16 points, grabbed six boards, and dished out seven dimes. Ish Smith played 17 minutes and scored four points, grabbed four boards, dished out two dimes, pilfered one, and blocked one. Well, we are still in the month of October. Let’s revisit this situation in November.

Taurean PrinceIs this post going to be Real Housewives-esque? We got the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Philadelphia, and now possibly, Atlanta? Prince can score, shoot the three, rebound, and pilfer. He’ll also drop a dime here and there. He played 37 minutes last night and going forward, there’s really no reason for him not to get extended run.

Yo….John Collins!!!! Dude is not messing around. 14 points, 11 boards, two dimes, and one block. Back-to-back nights with a double-dub. He hasn’t played more than 22 minutes yet. Patience grasshoppers. It’s coming. I don’t know when it’s coming, but when it does, Vesuvius Part Deux. I don’t know why, but it really feels like Collins is magma that has made it’s way to the surface and is being held down by some gaseous pressures and rock. I just read a volcano book to my kid, so I’m basically a volcanologist now.

Dennis Schroder missed Monday’s game due to an ankle injury. It sounds like he won’t be available until Friday. Good, now he has time to get his hair fixed. I kid. I love the story about why he does that with his hair. I could post a link, but what’s the fun in that? If you really care, you will use the Google machine like I did. Happy hunting. Malcolm Delaney received the start on Monday and will probably continue to. Last night, he scored 10 points, grabbed four boards, dished out one dime, and pilfered two on 3-for-9 shooting. He did play 33 minutes, but there’s a reason why he went undrafted and played much of his career over in Europe.

Oh Dewayne Dedmon. I had such high hopes for you coming into this season. You had one game with three blocks, but haven’t grabbed more than seven boards in a game. Last night was the first time you received 30 minutes and you shot 0-for-5 from the field. I’ve figured it out. He’s attempted six three-pointers. He’s made two but I don’t give a shit. Get your ass down low and clean up the glass and block some shots!!! You never attempted a three in your entire career and, now? You think you’re Boogie Cousins because you’re down in Hotlanta?

Kent Bazemore scored 20 points, grabbed four boards, dished out four dimes, and pilfered two. Nice stat line! He led the team in field goal attempts with 17 and shot 1-for-4 from three-land. He did go 7-for-10 from the charity stripe so that’s an outlier.

Josh Richardson literally stuffed the stat sheet:

MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
37 8-17 3-9 2-3 1 3 4 2 2 2 1 3 +10 21

And he played a team-high 37 minutes. My work is done here.

Wayne Ellington scored 20 points, grabbed two boards, dished out two dimes, and pilfered one on 6-for-9 shooting (6-for-8 from three-land). This is Ellington’s ninth year in the League and he’s played 517 games. Including last night, he’s scored 20 points nine times. Do with that information however you wish.

With Hassan Whiteside out due to injury, Jordan Mickey got the start but only played 15 minutes and scored two points with six boards. It was Kelly Olynyk who played 29 minutes and scored 10 points, grabbed 10 boards, dished out four dimes, pilfered two, and blocked one. The matchup was a good one for him, as he usually feasts on slower-footed big men.

Depending on how you look at things, the Grizzlies forward situation could be interesting one or a puke fest. Regardless, it’s a tenuous situation at best. The player most are highest on is rookie Dillon Brooks. He scored three points and pilfered one in 21 minutes of run. Chandler Parsons scored five points and grabbed three boards in 16 minutes. I think he’s toast. Jarell Martin and James Ennis both started. Martin scored 11 points, grabbed five boards, and dropped one dime in 21 minutes, while Ennis scored 14 points, grabbed 11 boards, dished out one dime, and pilfered one in 37 minutes. I’m one to usually follow the minutes.

Trevor ArizaI was really, really high on him early in the offseason. Now, it seems that I am the high one. They say THC does stick to brain cells and I’ve actually gotten “re-high” when I’ve gone to the sauna. That’s the excuse I’m going with. Two points, five boards, four dimes, and one steal in 40 minutes of run. He has to have pictures, right?

Eric Gordon has been straight cash homie with CP3 down. 27 points, four boards, and seven assists on 8-for-20 (5-for-15 from three-land). I’ve never been the biggest Gordon guy, but can’t deny the productivity and usage. Commissioner Gordon it is.

Gotta be concerned with Marvin Williams. Ok, maybe not, but I’m sure there are some folks out there that have him on their squad for the “safety and floor” he brings to the table. Or at least they thought would be brought to the table. He’s been flat-out terrible. Dwight Howard is probably sucking up all the boards and Frank Kaminsky is starting to ball. With that said, he still put up 10 shots (five threes), and pilfered two. I’ll side with 12 years here.

Jeremy Lamb continues to produce. 17 points, nine boards, and one dime. He’s baaaaaaaaad, in a good way. Stocktonator likes his next matchup against Denver.

Mirza Teletovic played 24 minutes and scored 15 minutes and grabbed five boards on 5-for-9 from three-land. Mirza is a “break glass if you see Big Foot” player.

The center position continues to be a shituation in Milwaukee. Thon Maker played 16 minutes while Greg Monroe played 21 minutes. Can’t forget about John Henson because he needs to get 12 minutes.

Giannis Antetokounmpo presents to us mere mortals his alphabet: 32/14/6/1/2.

Golden State Warriors good. Yeah yeah yeah. Draymond Green good. Kevin Durant good. Steph Curry good. Klay Thompson good. Yeah yeah yeah.

Nerlens Noel only played 12 minutes and scored eight points, grabbed seven boards, and pilfered two. Because it’s imperative that Dirk Nowitzki gets 29 minutes.

JJ Barea continues to get minutes while Seth Curry is out. 26 minutes, 13 points, three boards, and eight dimes. How does Barea continue to do what he does? Because he has “IT.”

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With Jonas Valunciunas out with injury, Jakob Poeltl got the start and scored 10 points, grabbed 12 boards, pilfered one, and blocked three in 26 minutes.

I get the feeling that Serge Ibaka has made the same business decision that Brook Lopez made many years ago. Just shoot from the outside and chill. He did block two shots in each of the first two games, but nothing last night. He hasn’t grabbed more than five boards in any game. I feel you Serge. I just wish I was in the position to even make a decision.

Dejounte Murray is the future at PG for the Spurs. Bulalooop. Bulalooop. The future is here. 16 points, 14 boards, and six dimes in 28 minutes. Tony Parker who? Patty Mills what? Stocktonator has him ranked as the 83rd player on Wednesday.

Otto Porter is the 5th OVERALL player on Yahoo. 5th! Last night, 17 points, 10 boards, three dimes, four steals, and one block. Scroll up to Josh Richardson. Now just multiply everything.

Nikola Jokic had a rough start to the season. Last night, he bounced back with 29 points, nine boards, five dimes, and one steal. As all the chicken littles scurry back into their holes, let me just say that the Joker will be fine.

Gary Harris did not have a great game. 1-for-6 shooting. He was able to grab five boards, dish out six dimes, and pilfer one. Harris has been handling the ball more this season, so that’s a nice little bonus to the shooting that you will get.

Jamal Murray finally received more than 20 minutes (29 to be exact). He’s still struggling to shoot and only scored eight points, but he did grab three boards, dish out six dimes, and block one. As long as he gets the minutes, he’s going to get his. I believe in the talent.

Will Barton is a bench player that gets starter minutes. He scored 12 points, grabbed four boards, and dished out three dimes. He played 30 minutes and hoisted 12 shots.

De’Aaron Fox played 30 minutes and scored 19 points, grabbed five boards, dished out four dimes, and pilfered three. Beep beep. He’s off and running and there should be no reason why he doesn’t get the run from here on out.

Bogdan Bogdanovic got his first action of the season and did not disappoint. He scored 12 points, grabbed three boards, dished out two dimes, and pilfered two in 25 minutes. Buddy Hield only received 17 minutes and George Hill was terrible (two points, three boards, four dimes, and two steals). Maybe Hield isn’t Steph Curry after all.

With a new coach, Marquese Chriss got the start and played 29 minutes. He scored 19 points, grabbed six boards, dished out one dime, and blocked three. Hey! What do you know? It is often the simple things that offer the best solution to a problem.

The big story of the day was regarding Eric Bledsoe. It sounds like he’s gone, so in his place was Mike James. 18 points, two boards, and seven dimes in 27 minutes of work. Tyler Ulis did score 11 points with two boards, three dimes, and one steal, but he only got 21 minutes of run.

  1. Dante Green says:
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    I know it is just the second week of the season, and I even won my first match up without Kawhi’s services and Butler sucking, but I have been entertaining the idea of moving the latter.

    The lack of free-throw attempts is somewhat maddening and I took him at #27 for that reason. But in the first three games Jimmy only went to the line 3 times. His shots too from the field aren’t falling but I’m not too worried about it. My concern is his once elite FT game is now totally gone. I maybe overreacting (lol), but is it ever coming back? Hah

    I would try to sell but I will not sell low. I will offer him for Gobert, Turner, McCollum, or Gasol

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I don’t have a problem with that. You’ve layed out your concerns in a logical fashion, so it’s not like you are rage quitting.

      • Dante Green says:
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        @Son:

        Hah! Thanks, Son! You’ve been the best

  2. ricky says:
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    Hii Son,

    Need advice should i drop marvin wil, fultz & dmitch or keep ??

    List FA : Ferrel, dj augustin,waiters,norman powell ,ross,harkless,nance jr,marcus morris,mike james,taj

    my league 14 teams (12 Players), h2h, 9 cat

    thanks son

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’d keep DMitch. I’d drop Fultz for James. I’d probably hold onto Marvin, but wouldn’t be opposed to swapping him for Taj. Depends on what you need

  3. AKTHESAVIOR says:
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    Hi Son!

    I decided to drop Dieng for Mike James (with the Bledsoe trade in mind and thinking that nobody would pick him up just yet), lost my patience. Bad thing is that my team is quite umbalanced now. League is 14 teams and 2 spots for Cs (sadly)

    Bledsoe, Murray, Payton, Josh Richardson, Fultz, Middleton, Ingram, Prince, Hollis-Jefferson, Antetokounmpo, Taj Gibson, Myles Turner. In Injured Roster Spot I fished LaVine and Dunn.

    So far a heavy guard team. I am trying to find a trade for players like Nurkic, mid-round Cs. I am counting on some lower ranked PGs to eventually step up in case I trade away other guards. Who do you think is tradeable in order to compensate my team?

    Interesting pickups: Oubre Jr, Poeltl, Ennis II, J. Simmons, O’Quinn, Ed Davis, A. Rivers, J. Winslow, J. Allen, D. Powell, S. Johnson, Bender, Ulis, Bogdanovic, Hernangomez…

    I see potential in Allen in a developing team but it is early. Similar goes for Hernangomez. However, these two are not too different from Dieng.

    Thank you very much!

    • Son

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      I like Allen the best as well. It’s only a matter of time when he starts getting run. He fits their uptempo style better. The problem in BKN is no one gets more than 30 minutes.

      • AKTHESAVIOR says:
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        @Son:
        Thank you for your answer.
        And who would you drop to grab Allen?

        In addition to this, thoughts on pursuing mid round Cs such as Nurkic, or Chriss/Noel/Capela? Would you consider this necessary? If so which players do you consider I can prescind from? I also picked Mike James or Dunn with the aim of having more to offer in a trade.

        Cheers

        • Son

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          @AKTHESAVIOR: I’d probably drop Fultz. I like Nurk and Chriss. Nice James pick up. It’s tough for me to say who to package because I do not have league context. You just have to engage the other owners and figure out where they stand on players and go from there.

  4. Tino says:
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    hey son
    Lamb, prince and Ennis are all available FA. Would you use a waiver on any of them? I’d cut Wilson Chandler.

    Thoughts!

    Thanks!

    • Son

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      @Tino: Prince

  5. Patty Mills is my homeboy says:
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    Hey Son,

    Who would you rather Brogdon or Fox?

    And how far off is Butler for Porter? Or what else would you want?

    Thanks man

      • Patty Mills is my homeboy says:
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        @Son: I’ve got Butler, rest of team is pretty % and TO friendly. If I made the trade I’d be a bit short on assists but I’m worried about Buckets lack of FTs. I reckon his scoring comes back a bit but worried he’s not taking it to the rack.

        • Son

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          @Patty Mills is my homeboy: I think Butler will be fine. If you want Otto, you should probably get more. It’s the classic buy low/sell high trade scenario.

  6. Mike says:
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    Hi Son, below is my team in a 14 team H2H
    PG: lonzo, oladipo
    SG: Jrich, bradley, kcp
    SF: durant, kuzma
    PF: carroll, prince
    C: blake, love

    I was going for a punt block build, and i feel like I am pretty strong in all the counting stats except blocks and maybe a bit in rebs.
    Well, someone just offered me gobert for my blake, and im not sure what to do. I think gobert will finish the year ranked higher than blake but does he make my team stronger? Im worried that it might make me average in blocks and weaken my strengths, but then also feels like this may be a chance to sell high on blake. I would appreciate any comment, thanks!

    • Son

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      @Mike: I hear you. Personally, I’d make the trade. Gobert can win you blocks by himself and really help in boards and fg%. Blake has been amazing so far and is contributing everywhere but blocks, but….and this is my personal bias, his injury history scares the crap out of me. So, for me, I’d make the trade but I do realize that Blake finishing in the top 20 is not out of the range of possiblilites.

  7. Jason says:
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    Great calls on Prince and Richardson in your preseason rankings!!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Jason: Thanks!

  8. Hamtime says:
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    Son! What’s up. Deep 16 and 18m leagues and own maker in both. He’s atrocious and I’ve lost patience. FA pool is shallow tho. Would you drop him for someone “productive” like Ian Clark? Or stash Seth Curry, Marcus/markieff morris?

    Is Jarrett Allen worth owning In a 12m league? I’d be dropping dedmon for him. We play only 5 guys (g g f f c) per day, and I’m thin on C’s (just gobert Myles and dedmon). Thoughts?

    • Son

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      @Hamtime: Yeah, I’m with you. I had some hope for Thon coming into the season, but no mo. I’d scoop Allen.

      • Hamtime says:
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        @Son: Allen is taken in both the 16/18 teamers. Only replacements for thon are the likes of Mudiay, poetl, Ian Clark, dinwiddie, and injured guys like morris twins and Seth Curry. Who would you get?

        So drop dedmon for Allen in the 12er?

        • Son

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          @Hamtime: If you need bigs, I’d hold onto Thon. I’d hold Dedmon for now, but keep on eye on Allen. If he starts getting minutes in the 20s, then I’d start considering it

  9. Dimis says:
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    Hi – Thoughts on Pau Gasol? He’s hovered in the low 20 minutes the last two games. Do you think this continues and is he worth still owning or should I drop him for Frank Kamisky?

    13 team – roto league

    • Son

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      Rather have the tank

  10. Jason says:
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    Would you trade B. Lopez for Porter in a H2H 8 cat league? I have Myles Turner at C when he gets back.

    • Fahed Misho says:
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      @Jason:

      In a heartbeat

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Jason: yes

  11. Fahed Misho says:
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    Is it time to drop TJ Warren?

    • Son

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      @Fahed Misho: Gotta see how the minutees shake out, but if there’s a better alternative, I wouldn’t mind moving on

      • Fahed Misho says:
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        @Son:

        I have Durant, Porter, Butler, and J. Rich that could all play SF.

        Jaylen Brown, Roizer, Dieng, Booker, Heild, Prince, Turner, M. James.

        9 cat standard

        • Fahed Misho says:
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          @Fahed Misho:
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          paragraph two is available players

          • Son

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            @Fahed Misho: I’d rather have Brown, Rozier, Prince, and James over Warren.

            • Fahed Misho says:
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              @Son:

              Wow. Well then I’m dropping Warren haha.

              Any particular order?

              • Son

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                @Fahed Misho: Ha! New coach, may not get as many minutes with Josh Jackson. Could be the wrong move. Brown, Prince, James, then Rozier. I’m surprised Brown is still available

                • Fahed Misho says:
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                  @Son:

                  I had Brown and dropped him for Collins. I loved Warren last year and didn’t want to let go. Hopefully I can reclaim him. Thanks for the advice.

                  • Son

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                    @Fahed Misho: Gotcha. Anytime

  12. Hamtime says:
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    Do you prefer valentine, poeltl, Mudiay in a 16m?

    • Son

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      @Hamtime: Is no an answer?

      Probably Mudiay, as there is some upside if he gets traded

  13. kalone says:
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    Whaddup, Son!

    Drop George Hill for Josh Richardson, Evan Turner, Bog Bog? How little is too little right now? Shit, what about Mike James? Who is Mike James, where did he come from, and how did he embarrass G Hill like that?

    • Son

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      @kalone: Ha! Well, I wasn’t a big Hill fan coming into the season, so for me, yes. Mike James and JRich for me

      • kalone says:
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        @Son: Thanks, man! Hard to drop a guy with that pedigree so early, but the Fox is on the wall something something.

        • Son

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          @kalone: Ha! Yeah, I hear you. It really is a philosophical thing. I’m a churn and burn kind of guy. I’ll make a ton of mistakes, but try to collect as many tickets as possible. On the other side, long-term strategy works for the patient folk out there. They may miss out on the lotto tickets, but they won’t drop guys at their low. How you perceive yourself in that aspect should be your guide.

  14. Tuddy says:
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    SON! you kill it!

    Are you dropping Wade / Saric in any leagues for a guy like M. James? Guys are putting up straight duds although the minutes are there, which you love. Feel like James is going to command minutes too though

    Thanks!

    • Son

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      Ha! Thank you sir. I’d drop Wade for James

  15. Mad Beach Bums says:
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    Thanks for the write up Son! Can you expand on the warriors tho, not sure I understand if they’re good or not. Now a real question; I have prince and think he’s great but need another big, what do you think about a prince for Collins offer? Also the TO’s are killing me from prince and I could swoop josh Jackson who seems to be putting up similar #’s.

    • Son

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      @Mad Beach Bums: I’m good with Prince for Collins. I think Collins has super duper upside. Just needs the minutes. I’m not a big fan of JJ, but he has talent and plays in one of the best environments

  16. Machias says:
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    Would you drop Dedmon for a streamer spot ( H2H daily rosters) ? 168 guys owned, so top available are guys like Temple, Bellineli, Aminu, Tucker, Warren. Only thing holding me back is we start 2 Cs on ESPN, so C is very thin on the wire, but Dedmon is my #4 Center right now. Have patience or give up on him? Thanks in advance

  17. tony C says:
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    This morning in a 9-cat 19 team I picked up Dejounte Murray and dropped D. Brooks. Would you drop Wil Barton for LeVert, Danny Green, Oubre, Belinelli, Powell, or Jamaal Murray? Please rank your top 2 pickups

    • Son

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      @tony C: Nice pickup. I would not drop Barton. As for the top 2 pickups, LeVert and Murray for me.

  18. Nukna says:
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    Razzup, Razzball nation!
    Would you guys be prepared to lose Oladipo and Capela to get Mr. Whiteside?
    Thanks, respect!

    • Nukna says:
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      The first request was my Millsap and Dipo for Whiteside, but I rejected that one.

      • AKTHESAVIOR says:
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        @Nukna:
        Depending on the rest of your team. I think I would stay put in both cases but it depends on what is that you need the most. Capela’s numbers should go down, maybe Dipo’s too but I will still stay put.

    • Son

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      @Nukna: Depends on league context, but in a vacuum, I’m good with it

      • Nukna says:
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        Thanks, Son and AK!
        I accepted for Dipo and Cap at the end, gimme some Hassaaaaaaan 🙂

          • Nukna says:
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            Thanks, man!
            Well, dunno what so say… maybe… Hakuna matata!!!

            • Son

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              @Nukna: Ha!

  19. mehdan says:
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    would you trade draymond green for ben simmons?

    • Son

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      @mehdan: no

      • AKTHESAVIOR says:
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        @Son: Also no, Dray is a well proven asset. if you were to add something to the mix… maybe I would

        • mehdan says:
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          @AKTHESAVIOR: draymond green and trevor ariza
          for
          ben simmons and al horford

          would that be worth it?

          • Son

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            @mehdan: Not for me. Do you hate Draymond or are you in love with Simmons? Or a combo?

  20. V´Larr says:
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    Dear Son,

    Who would you drop for Chriss (in case I get the waiver)?

    Taurean Prince, John Collins Or Wilson Chandler

    The rest of the team
    Bledsoe, Payton, Lowry, Oladipo, Ingram, Aminu, Randle, Horford and Towns.

    Thanks in advance 🙂

    • Son

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      Aminu

  21. Jack says:
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    Top buylows right now?

    • Son

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      @Jack: Jimmy Butler. Jusuf Nurkic. Avery Bradley. Jamal Murray.

      • Jack says:
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        @Son: if bledsoe goes to Phoenix, Murray won’t have much value. Also, do u think nurkic can keep up his free throws?

        • Son

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          @Jack: What if Bledsoe doesn’t go to Denver? As for Nurk FT%, he’s only attempted 18 for the season. I’d tend to side with the bigger sample size, unless there’s some major change that’s happened with his form, mentality, having more sex, etc, etc, etc.

          • Jack says:
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            @Son: looking like he’s gonna end up in Denver.

            • Son

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              @Jack: Really? I just see rumors. If he does end up in Denver, then it dings Murray. If he doesn’t, then you would’ve gotten Murray for super cheap because his perceived value is pretty low right now

              • Jake says:
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                @Son: Would you trade lillard and lonzo for kawhi and collins or barton? this is for a punt assist team. I think barton is better than collins for punt assist right?

                • Jake says:
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                  @Jake: or another option is love/lonzo for kawhi

                • Son

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                  @Jake: Kawhi scares me man. I’m not touching him, but that’s just me

  22. Mr. Blast says:
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    Sup Son ?

    Would you dump Dedmon for Jarrett Allen or KOQ ?

    Also should I be worried about Bledsoe being traded to Denver as I own Gary Harris & Murray ?

    And gotta throw this out there as a Len owner last nights minutes share with Chandler disgust me, especially after the new coach change.. ugh. Let the youth ride out!!!

    Thanks bud

    • Son

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      @Mr. Blast: Naw. I wouldn’t. If Allen starts getting over 20 mpg and is productive, then I’d think about it.

      Is Bledsoe to Denver a done deal or something? Have I missed something? If he goes to Denver, Murray takes a hit.

      Yeah, I’m with you on the Len/Chandler thing. Someone mentioned that the FO and community love Chandler so….With that said, doesn’t really make sense. I think he’s gone if anyone would take him

  23. Dante Green says:
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    Are we still keeping our faith in Crabbe? I’m not liking Atkinson’s rotation one bit. He has yet to crack the 30-min mark! Hah. I’m not dropping him though cos my last guy is StanJo…

    I know I don’t need to ask cos the answer is pretty obvious, Kuzma is available on the wire but how much should I bid for him? Been hearing from a couple of my leagues mates that they’re willing to pay for as much $30! Is that even worth it? This early to the season??

    I might probably end up with one of this guys though: Marv, Tyson, Hark, Bayless, Mike James?

    I still have guys like Leonard and Seth on my two IR slots though, so unless they’re truly not coming back anymore I don’t need to spend too much on free-agents

    • Son

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      @Dante Green: I’m out on Crabbe. Well, I guess we shouldn’t have expected anything different in regards to minute allocations, as Atkinson didn’t give any player over 30 mpg last season. LeVert is the guy to have.

      Get Kuzma. He’s the real deal.

      I like Mike James the most.

      • Dante Green says:
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        @Son:

        I’d try 20 dollars man! Let’s do this!! Hah Thanks bud

  24. Arief says:
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    Hi Son,

    woud you trade m.gasol for m.turner or butler ??

    my team : greek freak,gasol brothers,love,ariza,g.harris,beverley,marwill,kcp,ferrel,mike james

    14 team (11players),h2h,9cat

    thanks son for your advice

    • Son

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      Not for Butler, but yes for Turner.

  25. Justin says:
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    Someone dropped Bledsoe in my 9 cat h2h league. Defs scooping him up right? Would be dropping augustin.

    • Justin says:
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      @Justin: also, rondae Hollis or Thad young?

      • Son

        Son says:
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        @Justin: RHJ

  26. Tino says:
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    Hey son,

    love your advice. Helped me a lot

    What do you think of buying low on Bledsoe? Would you do the trade of KCP, Gallinari or Fournier for Bledsoe?

    It’s a 9 cat leaguew with a/t and OB.

    Thanks for your thoughts!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Tino: Thanks! KCP

  27. Puddle Stomp says:
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    Core : KAT, DeAndre Jordan, Lowry, Whiteside, Covington, Harris.
    Others: JRich, Thad, Crabbe, Chriss, Warren, Ariza, Jaylen.
    IR: Mirotic and Seth
    Free agents: Collins, Kuzma, Mike James, Hernangomez, LeVert, Jamal Murray.

    I punted assists and FT%. I have a logjam once Mirotic and Seth come back. Who do I drop for them? Do I need any of those FAs? Will Jordan evert block again??

    • Son

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      @Puddle Stomp: I saw something yesterday that Mirotic may go back to Europe.

      I’d grab Collins and LeVert. Drop Crabbe and Warren. I like Kuzma as well but not sure who to drop

      • Puddle Stomp says:
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        @Son: Do I still want Collins even though I don’t need rebounds (KAT+Whiteside+Jordan and a bunch of wings)?

        • Son

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          @Puddle Stomp: I feel like he’s the best player. Yes, he accentuates a strength so could be a redundant asset, but I’m going best player to accumulate the best assets. Gives more ammo to make moves. If you don’t want to go that route, I’d go with Kuzma, but the Lakers are stacked with forwards

          • Puddle Stomp says:
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            @Son: Do you like Crabbe or Warren more?

            • Son

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              @Puddle Stomp: Probably Warren, but it’s close

  28. hamtime says:
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    just got offered wall+ryno for my lonzo+aaron gordon. which side do you like? hesitant to let aaron gordon go after the explosion.. plus i love lonzo!

    • Son

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      @hamtime: Ball/Gordon for me

  29. hamtime says:
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    Also, would you trade kyrie for draymond green straight up?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @hamtime: Depends on team construction.

      • hamtime says:
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        @Son:
        16m league 11 cat:
        g – ball, kyrie, iclark, murray, valentine
        f – warren, crabbe, agordon, hood, eturner
        c – maker, mturner

        is dray a better fit? how about wall ryno? tho i agree the ball/gordon side is more appealing

        • Son

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          I kind of like Draymond more for your team

  30. Miel says:
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    Hi Son,

    10 Team 9-cat league. May i ask if you could rate my team and may I ask for suggestions for improvement?

    Curry
    CP3 – INJ
    Millsap
    Beal
    Horford
    Nurkic
    Covington
    Avery Bradley
    James Johnson
    Cauley-Stein
    RHJ
    Josh Richardson
    Markkanen

    Also jamal murray is now on Waivers. Would you drop anybody to get him?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Big man stats. I wouldn’t drop anyone for Murray

      • Miel says:
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        @Son: Thanks a lot. sorry for kinda spamming your site yesterday. My connection was kind of slow, so I thought my post were not getting through.

        Anyway, thanks for the advise and I’m currently looking for trade for Bigman since I can’t find quality ones on Waiver. I also saw Rodney Hood available on waivers and thinking of getting him since I think he’ll breakout this season. Who do you think would be good to drop for him?

        • Son

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          All good. I think your team is fine

          • Miel says:
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            @Son: Thanks.. Hope everything goes well. Keep up the food work here.

            • Son

              Son says:
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              Appreciate it Miel

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