Temples are buildings where religious or spiritual activities are performed. These acts have ranged from sacrifice to the more socially acceptable prayer. Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and many other religions have utilized temples to worship their gods. Beep. Boop. Bop. You know what’s a digitial god? The Stocktonator. And they are often open every day, yet people usually only go to worship once a week. Same goes for Garrett Temple. He’s played in every game this season. Early on, he was getting 16-18 minutes of run, then it was ramped up to 24-26 minutes. Since November 18th, Temple has averaged 34 minutes per game, primarily because of the Caris LeVert injury. With that said, he provides a fantasy relevent performance about once a week. Last night the weekly quota was met.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 4 3 0 0 2 6/9 10/16 1/1

If you pray hard enough, Temple will provide points, tres, boards, and dimes. Just don’t get greedy and expect any defensive stats. Save those prayers for world peace and an end to hunger.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

 

D’Angelo Russell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 2 2 0 0 2 3/7 7/13 1/1

Returned from injury and played 25 minutes. Still loading……

Terry Rozier

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 7 7 1 0 2 5/14 10/20 0

Played 36 minutes and produced a line that was….not so scary. Over the past seven games, Rozier has been a top 40 player, as he’s been shooting 47% from the field.

Devonte’ Graham

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
33 7 9 2 0 2 10/16 10/22 3/3

Played 36 minutes. So much synchronization lately. Graham cracker has been so delicious this year with the counting stats. Unfortunately, he doesn’t provide any defensive stats and shoots a stale 40% from the field.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

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35 9 0 0 2 2 4/8 12/21 7/9

Yawn. Wake me up when he does something.

Khris Middleton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 8 5 1 0 0 2/4 6/12 3/3

Warm it up, Khris. I’m about to! Middleton played 25 minutes last night after getting 18 minutes of run the prior game. He’s slowly returning from injury and heating up. Middleton isn’t sexy, but his YMCA game provides points, tres, boards, dimes, and some steals. The percentages are excellent and the turnovers are low. The only thing he doesn’t do is get his block on.

Blake Griffin

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16 10 3 0 0 3 2/8 4/17 6/8

Another day, another bagel from Lake in the defensive cats. The dub-dub was nice and playing in back-to-back games is a good sign, but…..man, he’s been awful. He’s shooting 41% from the field and only dishing out 3.3 dimes per game. Last season, that number was above five. This is one Lake I do not want to jump into.

Andre Drummond

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23 14 5 2 3 3 0/1 11/17 1/4

Just anothe Dre Day. Over the past four games, Dre has been a top 25 player and is also deserved of a PhD.

Svi Mykhailiuk

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6 1 3 1 0 0 2/6 2/8 0

Got the start and played 28 minutes because Luke Kennard did not play due to a knee injury. Nothing to see here, so stop rubber necking. You’re holding up traffic!

Langston Galloway

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20 1 1 0 0 0 4/5 7/10 2/3

Played 38 minutes off the bench. MIL designs their defense inside/out, so they allow the most three-point attempts in the league. A perfect scenario for Galloway to have a nice game last night, in conjunction with the Kennard injury.

Taurean Prince

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23 6 4 2 0 1 5/7 9/15 0

A performance befitting a king. These outcomes happen when he shoots well. Unfortunately, he’s shooting 40% from the field on the season. He does rebound well and provides some steals and dimes, but he’s outside the top 100 in terms of overall value.

Jarrett Allen

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20 13 2 2 3 1 0 8/11 4/4

Played 29 minutes. Just play him all the minutes, Atkinson! No need to diet. Just stuff your mouth with Allen. Over and over again.

Spencer Dinwiddie

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24 6 5 2 0 7 0/4 10/22 4/6

Continues to ball the F out in Kyrie’s place. Top 20 player over the past seven games. When Kyrie returns, the basketball will turn back into a pumpkin.

Cam Reddish

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25 6 0 3 1 0 4/7 10/17 1/2

Got the start because De’Andre Hunter is out with a dislocated finger and played a team-high 37 minutes. The athleticism is enticing and he has good form on his J, but the shooting efficiency is so erratic. On the season, he’s converting 31% of his shot attempts. No, I’m not messing with you.

Damian Jones

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20 8 1 0 1 1 0 8/8 4/9

Continues to start and played 28 minutes. If you need a big man, Jones isn’t the worst option.

Trae Young

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39 3 10 1 0 6 5/9 13/23 8/10

It’s always good when both Dre and Trae have themselves a day. After starting the season as one of the slower paced teams in the league, the Hawks are now playing at the 10th-fastest pace. Faster! FASTER!! More fantasy goodies from Trae.

Alex Len

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18 7 3 2 1 0 0 9/13 0

Played 17 minutes off the bench. LOL. Len usually just steals our sunshine, but once in a while he will poke his head out and say hi, Punxsutawney Phil style.

Robert Covington

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22 6 1 1 0 0 6/10 8/13 0

It’s only fitting that Lord Covington had a nice game on the same night the Temple was open. I miss Thibodeau due to his maniacal rotations. Covington was averaging over 34 minutes per game last season. Under Saunders, the Lord is receiving 27 minutes per game.

Andrew Wiggins

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26 5 1 0 3 3 3/8 7/24 9/11

He is who we thought he was. If you want to crown him, crown him!!! I kid. Wiggins has definitely improved, but the shooting efficiency has regressed. Over the past five games, Wiggy Wiggy Wiggins is shooting sub-40%. Now, he’s still getting his block on, converting from downtown, dishing out dimes, and grabbing boards, so I’d consider that A W.

Karl-Anthony Towns

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26 9 7 1 1 2 3/5 10/19 3/4

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That’s when you know you’ve truly made it, when a line like this produces that response.

Jarrett Culver

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11 8 6 1 2 1 1/4 4/10 2/2

Continues to start and played 28 minutes. How bad do you want counting stats? That is the Culver dilemna because he will provide boards, dimes and defensive stats. He will murder your percentages, though.

Dwight Powell

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24 5 4 1 2 0 2/2 9/9 4/5

In 25 minutes. Damn, so close to the Immaculate Line. Anyways, Powell won’t wow you in any cat, but he can provide a little something something everywhere. The free throw shooting is poor, though. The most important thing for me, though, is that when he and Luka Doncic are on the floor together, the Mavs are a +15.2 in net points per 100 possessions. That gives Powell a high floor.

Jonas Valanciunas

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32 13 1 3 1 3 0 12/17 8/10

Give this man his varsity letter! JV played 29 minutes and feasted on the Bulls. All he needs is minutes. Over the past five games, JV has averaged 29.2 minutes and been the #4 player for fantasy!

Grayson Allen

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12 7 1 1 0 1 2/3 5/7 0

Played 25 minutes. Allen sucks but with Clarke and Anderson out due to injury, the minutes were there.

Tyus Jones

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6 1 3 0 0 1 0/1 2/7 2/2

Played 23 minutes.

De’Anthony Melton

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8 5 7 3 0 4 0/1 3/8 2/2

Played 30 minutes and started the second half. I much prefer Melton over Jones.

Wendell Carter Jr.

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16 13 0 0 4 5 0/1 5/8 6/8

Played 33 minutes. I’m loving what I’m seeing from this Carter Administration. Let’s not forget that he’s still only 20 years old!

Zach LaVine

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25 6 3 1 1 4 2/8 7/13 9/11

Top 1o player over the past seven games, as he’s been shooting close to 50% from the field. He’s more like a 44% shooter, so regression is coming.

Domantas Sabonis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 13 2 2 0 4 0/2 7/13 3/4

Domantas is a dub-dub machine, as he’s fourth in all of basketball with 17! He also is a generous individual with the close to four dimes per game. He just doesn’t contribute tres or defensive stats. As result, he’s a top 50-ish player.

T. J. Warren

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24 4 1 0 0 2 1/3 9/15 5/6

Regulators mounted up last night. Like with Gallinari, it’s a matter of when, not if, he gets hurt.

Justin Holiday

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12 5 1 1 0 0 2/3 5/9 0

Played 29 minutes off the bench. He’s getting the run, primarily because he’s shooting lights out from the field (56% over the past seven games). For perspective, he shot over 40% just once in the past six seasons.

Steven Adams

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20 9 3 0 2 2 0 8/8 4/4

Top 20 player over the past six games!!! He was crucified, but now has risen!!! Adams was absolutely awful for most of the season, but seems to have found his groove. Did he talk to Stella? Now, he’s been shooting 83% from the free throw line, which is all you need to know about this current heater. Adams is a career 55% from the line.

Chris Paul

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
4 3 10 0 0 0 0/2 2/9 0

He’s obviously not the CP3 of old, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be a viable fantasy asset. He still provides points, tres, boards, dimes, steals, and excellent free throw percentage. Rather than top 10 production, it’s more like top 30 now.

Jimmy Butler

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
37 6 4 2 0 4 6/10 12/18 7/10

In 37 minutes! Butler is playing unbelievably and is having the quietest top 10 fantasy season. Only one other year has Butler finished as a top 10 player (2014). The past four years, he’s finished as the 15th, 11, 10th, and 15th player.

Duncan Robinson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 5 1 3 0 0 2/6 4/8 0

Continues to start and played 29 minutes. Looks like there’s an uptick in crime in Duncan Robinson’s neighborhood! It actually increases the property value because it means there’s actually things of value to steal!

Daniel Theis

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8 9 2 1 3 1 0/1 3/5 2/4

Continues to start and played 27 minutes. Unfortunately, Theis is only averaging 22 minutes per game, but he will get 27 minutes of run from time to time and provide boards and blocks.

Kemba Walker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 4 7 2 1 1 6/11 9/17 4/4

Kemba is a solid fantasy asset. He scores, grabs boards, dishes out dimes, and gets his 211 on. The turnovers are low (good for fantasy, bad for the buffet) and the free throw shooting is excellent. The one bugaboo to his game is the poor field goal percentage (41% on the season).

Jaylen Brown

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
31 4 1 1 0 1 5/9 10/20 6/8

Marcus Smart did not play due to illness, so Brown received some extra usage. What can Brown do for you? Apparently a whole lot. Top 20 player over the past six games. The improvement in the shooting efficiency has vaulted him into top 50 territory.

Robert Williams

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3 10 0 1 1 0 0 1/3 1/2

In 19 minutes off the bench. Williams is a blocks and boards specialist. He just doesn’t get consistent enough minutes to be trusted for fantasy.

Frank Kaminsky

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 5 3 1 0 1 3/4 10/12 0/1

Continues to start due to all the injuries and played 26 minutes last night. The Tank will return to the scrap yard when Ayton and Baynes return.

Cheick Diallo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 4 0 2 0 1 1/1 6/8 3/4

Played 19 minutes off the bench. I should’ve just combined the Kaminsky and Diallo blurbs together. Someone wanted separate Cheicks!!!

Aaron Gordon

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
32 5 5 1 0 1 5/5 13/15 1/2

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This is what we all dream and mental masturbate over. Unfortunately, he’s probably having an out-of-body experience. Over the past four games, Gordon has been on a heater. He’s only been a top 80 player over that span because he doesn’t contribute the D and the free throw percentage still sucks.

Mo Bamba

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 11 0 1 4 3 2/2 4/4 0

In 18 minutes off the bench.

Bamba will make you dance with the tres, boards, and blocks, but he doesn’t get enough run to make you sweat.

Terrence Ross

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 3 1 2 0 2 3/6 7/14 5/5

Played 22 minutes off the bench. Ross is a career 42% shooter from the field, so enjoy these performances when you get them.

Anthony Davis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 6 1 1 3 0 0 9/11 8/9

In 26 minutes of action because the Lakers strummed the Jazz, 121-96. Anthony Davis is so f’ing good. That is all. Did he become a bastion of health of toughness now that he’s in LA? Did @isbrowhurtyet delete his Twitter account? Did I just F up everything and jinx him? It’s a good thing no one reads this.

LeBron James

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 4 12 1 0 1 1/6 9/21 1/1

Top 10 player for fantasy right now. The inconsistent shooting from the field and line is the only thing that causes his value to fluctuate. He’s averaging 10.8 dimes per game. Luka Doncic is in second with 9.4. LeBron has never averaged over 10 dimes per game in any year of his career.

Rajon Rondo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 9 12 2 0 2 2/3 5/12 2/2

Played 32 minutes off the bench. This is the ceiling that Rondo can access. Unfortunately, he’s like one of those elevators that goes both vertically and horizontally. Rondo is shooting 48% from downtown on 2.8 attempts. He’s never shot better than 37%.

Bojan Bogdanovic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 3 3 1 0 2 6/10 6/15 5/5

The shooting efficiency fluctuates, but Bojan is a damn good shooter. When he’s hot, Bojan can reach habanero levels. He’s shooting 45% from downtown this season. For fantasy, he’s a nice source of points, tres, he will grab some boards, and shoot great from the line, but Bojan doesn’t contributre much else.

Donovan Mitchell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
29 4 5 0 0 2 3/7 11/24 4/5

He’s been struggling as of late. Shooting 37% from the field will do that. He’s so damn good, though. I can’t wait until this Jazz offense gets humming.

  1. Gerald says:
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    Hi Son,
    Was just lurking here and haven’t made a comment for quite. Great post as always and very informative, love the new format you have here. This season is wild with all the injuries and suspensions happening but at the bright side, it opened up a lot of opportunities to grab players from impatient owners.

    10 team 9 cat league here and here’s what my lineup looks like now.

    G: Harden, Kemba, Bledsoe, SGA, IT
    F: Butler, JCollins, Oubre, Aaron Gordon, Saric
    C: Ayton, Horford, Mrob

    May I ask what you think with this?

    • Son says:
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      Thanks, Gerald!

      Team looks very good, especially once Collins and Ayton return. Hopefully MRob can get more run as well. The Harden/Butler combo is a deadly one and provides such an amazing foundation

      • Gerald says:
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        Thanks a lot. U helped a lot with how I built this. Got lucky with other moves like getting Ayton on ww and trading Ibaka for Collins from impatient owners. I got SGA for free as well after being drop recently, I know he’s having a slump but I think he’ll bounce back and hoping cp3 gets traded to other team.

        I’m with you on Mrob, had some high expectations from him but maybe changes will come soon. He had no fouls today after his Twitter post.

        • Son says:
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          Nice! Glad some things worked out. MRob is getting the minutes and staying out of foul trouble. At least for now. He has too much upside to be on the wire

          • Gerald says:
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            Yeah, I’m always within top 3 even without ayton/Collins so no need to panic.
            I received an offer of lord roco for my Bledsoe.. I love lord and Bledsoe is underperforming and in a crowded team. What do u you think on that deal?

            • Son says:
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              Depends on how you are in assists

  2. It's not Markelle's Fultz says:
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    Injury bug chasing me around. I just got Powell and he left the game with an injury. I hope it’s nothing serious.

    • Son says:
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      Doesn’t sound bad. If it is, just blame it on Markelle Fultz

  3. Tr says:
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    Choose one in a points league

    Melton
    Dwight Powell
    Wagner

    • Son says:
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      Wagner for now

  4. hamtime says:
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    Sup son!

    1. Tyus Jones has been so lame. Drop him for – shamet, d hunter, augustin, cam Johnson, diop

    2. Is Corey Joseph worth holding on to or just stream the spot

    • Son says:
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      I’d rather have Jones than those guys

      Joseph is a stream spot for me

      • hamtime says:
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        Thanks. So between Joseph and tyus, you’d rather have tyus young forward? Was looking to drop one for d hunter. Hunting for pts/3s in a thin fa pool, and he seems to have more upside f or that?

        • hamtime says:
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          *going forward

        • Son says:
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          I’d rather have Tyus than Joseph for now. Long term, I’d rather have Hunter. His role is more secure and he should provide tres, but the points may not be consistently plentiful

          • hamtime says:
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            Cool, thanks.

            Big trade offer: my jokic + horf for jrue+harrell. Who wins?

            • Son says:
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              In a vacuum, I prefer the Jokic/Horf side

  5. Tom says:
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    Dynasty points league

    My Gobert

    For

    Coby White
    OG

    Rebuilding this year and I got Capela and Holmes to cover the C

    • Son says:
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      I don’t hate it but would see if I could get more

  6. Tom says:
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    Dynasty points league

    Rebuilding year for me

    My Gobert

    For

    Coby White
    OG

    Got Capela and Holmes

  7. Gunther says:
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    Hey Son,

    Currently in 5th place of 10 team 9 cat league. My team is punting points/FT% and is centered around LeBron, Simmons, and Gobert. Thought Draymond was gonna have a monster season but am considering dropping him since he barely plays. Do you think dropping him for Rondo makes sense? I still get assists and someone that is actually playing.

    Other players on my team: Whiteside, Lowry, House, Ibaka, Lopez, Bertans, Favors, Bledsoe, Fultz, Bog Bog, Gallinari, Clarke

    • Son says:
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      I’d rather have Dray than Rondo.

  8. miles proudfoot says:
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    I’m looking to try and buy low on Jokic. I know I need to send some scouts out, but trying to gauge from you who has his finger on the pulse, how low is Jokic now? Thinking of starting with Adam and Draymond. I have a weird team where I just cant win points and rebounds so looking to secure everywhere else. Thanks!

    • Son says:
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      What are the rosters for both squads?

  9. Sean says:
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    Points league. Which side do you like better?

    Vanvleet/carter jr. for Ben Simmons/Blake griffin

    • Son says:
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      BS/Lake

  10. Joel

    Joel says:
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    How worried are you about Tyler Herro? PT is down along with production.

    • Son says:
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      When the Heat are healthy, Herro is buried on the depth chart

  11. J says:
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    Would you trade Russ Westbrook and Wendell Carter Jr for Trae Young?

    • Son says:
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      What are the league settings?

      • J says:
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        10-team, 8-cat, no TO

        • Son says:
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          Assuming that you’re good with big men and receiving Trae, then yes

  12. Ace says:
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    Hey Son,

    Which side you choose :
    1. Jokic + kawhi or butler + gobert
    2. Jokic + kawhi or butler + vuce

    My Squad:
    – kemba/lonzo/lamb
    – kawhi/middleton/josh rich/miles b
    – jokic/jjj/wcj/saric

    h2h. 9cat, 14 teams

    Thanks Son

    • Son says:
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      Butler/Gobert

  13. Trader says:
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    Just received the craziest trade offer. Five for five!? Analyzer has it nearly equal.

    His: Lowry, Ibaka, Crowder, JRich, JJJ for
    My: Lamb, Sato, Covington, Nance and Oubre

    I am a strong team so won’t not really tempted to break it up but it is interesting. He really wants to dump Lowry.

    1. What do you think of the 5-4-5 deal?
    2. I would not mind Lowry. He likes D stats. Thoughts on a 1-1 offer for Lowry?

    My team:

    Harden, Jrue, VanVleet, Sato
    Oubre, Lamb, House, Melo (don’t laugh), Lord Cov
    Myles, Love, Nance, Bryant, Vucevic (ugh, big man injuries)

    • Son says:
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      I kind of like that deal for you

      • Trader says:
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        Interesting. I do not like Crowder long term as they go young. Having Lowry, VAnVleet and Ibaka is a big bet on the Raptors. I will try to peel Ibaka and Crowder out of this. JJJ, Lowry and J Rich are welcomed with open arms! Keeping Oubre would be nice. How about a three for four?

        His JJJ, Lowry and JRich
        My: Sato, Nance, Covington and Lamb

        Bryant on IR. So I would use that extra trade created open slot for Brooks, Ross, or Noel off the wire??? Better or worse than his original offer.

        • Son says:
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          I hear you. Good points. I’m good with the alteration

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