So I’m watching the Bulls and Clip last night, Blake Griffin starts hot, then sorta melds into his normal role.  BORING!  Virtually 20/10 every night, and after scoring 6 early, it looked like your typical BG evening – as plain and simple as a Kia.  With his line at 18/11/2/0/2, Blake was like, “aight, time to either get a Razzball mention for 5-6 blocks, or swing tryin’!”  He became a medieval dentist swinging at Taj Gibson, getting this flagrant 2 for a hit that would make Holly Holm proud.  I’m not the biggest Taj fan, but he mouths “I’m OK” even though he easily could’ve lost 4 teeth.  Can’t keep him down!  Should’ve been cast in Creed…  Even with the premature exit, Griffin’s line was solid and we’re seeing some microscopic improvements to his game that could make 2015-16 a career year.  But when you’re right at career-norms and performing right at draft day value, it’s tough to get a lot of attention unless you pop someone right in the weasel.  And with the comradery helping Taj up and you could make the argument it was a legit block attempt, he’s certainly not missing any games due to a suspension.  So ride your boring, reliable ol’ Kia and enjoy consistency.  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy basketball:

Shane Larkin – We helped stir some buzz (I don’t think that phrase is right…) to nab Larkin off the wire, and after a dud against the Rockets to start the week, I was tempted to keep streaming the spot.  But mmmmmmm, it’s always juicy when you see a game against the Sixers on a light schedule night! Glad I held, as he went 14/4/6/1/0 on 5-10 FG and 4-4 FT, and played the same 27 minutes that Jarrett Jack got.  Jack was 5/6/8/0/0 on 2-7 shooting, but I don’t think this is a harbinger of a role change.  With the Rondae Hollis-Jefferson wrist surgery, Larkin has a few extra minutes coming his way swingin’ with Jack, but of course as karma would have it, Larkin got a minor wrist injury of his own last night.  Sounds like he’s fine, but worth keeping an eye on – if it costs any time you’re likely moving on in 12ers.

Bojan Bogdanvoic – A lot of add BoBo questions in the comments lately, and I’m just not a fan in the slightest.  33 minutes of YAAAAWWWWWNNNNNN!  2 treys and 10/3/3/0/0 against the Sixers.  Bleh.

Brook Lopez Got Jahlil’d!  Yikes.  A little foul trouble, but 7/7/1/0/1 against the Sixers with 5 TO is hot garbage.  Especially when…

Il Diva – …we get an Il Diva sighting!  Andrea Bargnani for 23/6/1 on 8-15 FG and 7-9 FT.  15 shots were a team-high.  From Bargs.  Ugh, what a terrible game, this Nets/Sixers!

Jahlil Okafor What you’d expect – back into the starting lineup (especially to play against clownfoot Brolo), team-high 15 shots, 3 TO from a big man…  What you wouldn’t expect – 8-8 FT?!?!?!??!  What in the world?!?!?!  Maybe he spent some extra time working on FT after his street fighting suspension.  Maybe the hecklers were making fun of his FT stroke and he finally took it to heart…

Tony Wroten – Already starting, despite a strict minutes-limit.  9/4/2/1/0, and looked like vintage Wroten with 3-6 FT, 2 TO, and arbitrarily taking a trey even though he’s an atrocious 3pt shooter…

T.J. McConnell When you think of TJ, you immediate think “instant scoring off the bench”, right?!  17/1/1/3/0 on 6-9 shooting with 3 treys.  The 17 Pts in 24 bench minutes were a career-high, just when it was looking like he was getting cut out of the rotation.  Gawd I hate the Sixers.

Robert Covington Took his frustration of missing all 6 3PTA on the Nets, fouling out in 27 minutes.  He’ll be fine.

Chris Paul Just not getting it done some of the time, like 12/0/5/1/0 on 5-14 shooting last night…  He’s showing that uber-scary mix of some of his lowest FG% we’ve seen since his first two years in the league and a career-low in steals.  Settling for jumpers and not as assertive on D.  Now, I think if anyone is selling for third-round value, you pounce on it immediately.  But I’m a little scurred.

Nikola Mirotic Yikes, team-low in minutes…  14 mins of 5/11/1/1/0 in a win against a high-profile team.  Even Doug McDermott got more run, and he didn’t register a single stat!  Pretty worrisome…

Joakim Noah 2/13/2/1/2, and while they’re of course wildly different players, in a vacuum I might take Noah right now over Miro if you needed production now.  It’s tough to drop Miro if Noah is out there, but it’s been a nice little run.

Jimmy Butler The best rainbow one could imagine!  One with no TO!  14/5/8/2/2, with the 4-14 shooting the only knock.

Kent Bazemore Went nuts off the Hawks bench for 22/2/2/1/0, leading ATL in scoring.  Hit 4 treys and shot 7-12 with 4-4 FT.  Although he did hit his first 7 then faded, missing those final five.  “Is this tea HOT HOT HOT?!  …or cold?  HOT HOT HOT?!  …or cold?!”  “Ummmm, is it iced tea?!”  No one really knows!  I’m still not going out of my way in 12ers to add him.

Thabo Sefolosha Nice popcorn game against his former squad (11/3/1/4/0), but 1-4 FT and 2 TO.  I’d likely own Bazemore between the two Hawks wings; sharper talons.

Paul Millsap Damn, rough night at the stripe for Atlanta!  3-8 FT, but nearly got a rainbow for 7/8/4/1/2 with no TO.  Low scoring can be attributed to Iblocka!

Kevin Durant If he wasn’t elite already, he would’ve been the lead!  The triple-double police were on high alert for Russell Westbrook (23/6/10), but it was a role reversal with the Slim Reaper going 25/12/10/1/0 on a crazy efficient 8-14 FG (2-2 3PTM 7-7 FT).  Did have the 5 TO, but you ain’t complainin’!

Steven Adams I liked him in this game since I figured the minutes would be there D-ing up Al Horford (31 – they were), but 11/7/1/1/0 was still a little disappointing to me.  When I saw his line, I mocked his New Zealand pre-game dance ritual.

Serge Ibaka A lot of commenters have asked what big men to target, and I’ve been saying a lot of Ibaka.  Was in a mini/subtle lull lately, but 23/10/0/1/2 with a trey and 4-4 FT is back on track.  Hopefully a few offers made it through.

The Poison Goose – More like The Rainbow Goose!  Kristaps Porzingis for 13/7/2/2/3 on 4-11 FG (1-2 3PTM 4-5 FT).  So much Poison that I think Bret Michaels is his #1 fan.

Carmelo Anthony Re-asserted himself as the ball hog we all assumed, leading the team with 21 shots and only making 8.  Although the line was just fine for 24/14/4/1/1.  Did have 5 TO and an odd 6-11 FT, but Melo fans are happy to see it’s his first 20+ shot game in 10 games and a season-high in boards.

Rajon Rondo It’s almost like Jose Calderon‘s defense isn’t any good!  16/9/12/2/0 in Rondo’s most efficient game on the year, shooting 7-10 FG, hitting a trey, making his only FT, and only committing 3 TO.  Knicks went back to full Poppycock last night!  Or is it PoppyKOQ?!

Darren Collison It’s still not quite to what we hoped, but he remains a producer going 16/1/3 last night.  Rondo has obviously been WAYYYY better than we thought, but there’s still run for Colly.  STL and AST are down, but everything else is doing OKish.

DeMarcus Cousins It’s almost like Rolo couldn’t contain him!

Omri Casspi Probably the most shocking line from the Kings was Casspi’s team-high 40 minutes.  11/8/3 with no treys, but at least no TO either.  3-6 FT is poo though.  The Kings have a long break and don’t play until next Tuesday, so there’s really no reason to hang onto Casspi in most 12 or 14ers if you can make streaming moves.

 

I hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend, and cheer on my Panthers on Sunday looking for 13-0!  I’ll be at the game, so look for a giant wearing a Rod Smart jersey on the Jumbotron.  He Hate Me!  See you on Monday, Razzball Nation!

  1. Jiggy Nits says:
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    2-4 record in my points league with kyrie in my only IR spot. currently have gobert on the bench. just got offered lamarcus aldridge for gobert + marcus morris

    im leaning toward pulling the trigger. we get lots of add/drops to do per week so it really hurts carrying a player thats out… and it seems like marcus is trending down. thoughts? thanks in advance

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jiggy Nits: Well Kyrie is almost back, Gobert is IR eligible for you right? i think I’d hold, activate Kyrie and put Gobert in that spot

      • Jiggy Nits says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks . yeah it would work like that. i talked to a buddy and he said the same. thanks

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jiggy Nits: Sweet, any time!

  2. Eric says:
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    Please pick four ROS: Sefolosha, L Williams, Mayo, Bazemore

    • Jiggy Nits says:
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      @Eric: pick four… there are only four options!?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jiggy Nits: Haha @Eric: Got ya on yesterdays!

  3. Pong says:
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    Thoughts on Danny Green? Is he still worth a hold in a standard 12 teamer?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pong: He should start turning it around, holding in 12ers

  4. E says:
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    Zeller or olynyk?

    Drop collison for Larkin?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @E: Still holding both Zeller and Colly

  5. Drez1 says:
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    Hey JB, what do you think about my Jeremi Grant for Festus Ezeli in a dynasty? It’s a punt FT% build, so I don’t think I’d be losing much, and Festus has a great playoff schedule (Bogut will probably be rested/injured by then, too). Seems like Grant will be buried in the depth chart next season, and Festus should be on the move since its doubtful that GSW will be able to match Festus AND Barnes. Anyway, thanks as per usual.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Drez1: Yeah I don’t trust the Sixers either, I’m good going Festus. He’s young too and not like Bogut is a spring chicken.

  6. jonny says:
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    I’m starting to worry I messed up giving up marc gasol for CP. Definitely seemed like he was settling for jumpers last night

    • I'm Harden for your love says:
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      @jonny:

      I have CP3 as well and am really hoping it has something to do with his rib injury and not the norm for the rest of the year… This is my first year having CP3 and I have not been impressed at all. Fingers crossed he turns it on for the second half of the season

      • JB Gilpin

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        @jonny: @I’m Harden for your love: I still like the CP3 side as long as it didn’t kill your big man stats. Gotta imagine Paul gets better and healthier.

  7. I'm Harden for your love says:
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    Dropped Colly for Payton but didn’t realize how good Colly’s ft% was. Got me wondering if Paytons counting stats are worth the hit on my %’s. I was already top 3 in AST before picking up Payton and both FG% and FT% is super competitive with everyone being so close I could drop to the bottom with Payton now. You still think Payton is the smart play or should I have just suck with Colly?

    I also have a T.Jones dilemma but I wont burden you with another T’Jones rant! lol

    • JB Gilpin

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      @I’m Harden for your love: I like getting Payton, just the raw value is better. You could alwasy do Payton+something to someone, and try to nab Colly again off the wire. Ugh yeah, owning Tjones on almost any team is a dilemma right now hahaha

      • Timothy says:
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        Do you still believe that Terrence Jones is good? I mean, i am in a 12 team 10 cat league and do not know what to do, will he eventually break out?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Timothy: Well, definitely think he’s still good! It’s just the minutes. If you have no other stashes/injuries, he’s worth holding, gets the Lakers again this week which helps

  8. Matty

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    Hey man. Thanks for filling in for me on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning’s recap. You were downright serviceable in my absence! Kind of like when Alexis Ajinca fills in for Omer Asik. (Wait, I think I just insulted myself there too. Dammit.)

    Anyways, interested to hear your thoughts on how Shumpert’s return impacts the Cavs’ wing rotation? Everyone is talking about Kyrie’s return, but there hasn’t been a lot of ink spilled about what Shump coming back will do to JR Smith’s (and to a lesser extent, LeBron’s) minutes.

    The Cavs don’t have a 4-game week until the new year, so Shump probably isn’t an add in weekly lock leagues.

    (FWIW – Blatt just said Shump is supposed to give ‘er a go tonight while JR Smith is out with a tummy ache. Poor little fella.)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Matty: So you’re saying we’re both uber-fragile?! Haha.

      I think Dellavedova is the big hit. Once everyone is eased back and all that, Shump and Kyrie backcourt, JR and Mo your instant O backups. Delly just peppered in here and there. And yeah, it’d have to be pretty deep for Shump to be scooped up. JR shouldnt have eaten that gas station sushi!

      • Matty

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        @JB Gilpin: Fragile emotionally? Yep. I was having all the feels when Mufasa died.

        Good point on Delly. He’ll probably fall right outta the rotation, save for blowouts and days when guys are out…I can see Kyrie and Mo splitting PG minutes almost right down the middle for the first few weeks. Then look for Kyrie to ramp up to the 32-34 MPG range by the all-star break.

        It’ll be interesting to see how much rest LeBron gets once Shump is fully back. I’m calling absolute BS on the “it was Coach Blatt’s decision to sit me vs. Miami. I wanted to play.” If that was actually the case, it’d be the first time ever that LeBron has listened to Blatt. You think if LeBron was adamant about playing there’s a snowballs chance in hell that Blatt could’ve stopped him? Pffft, right. They are hammering that nail so hard it’s pretty darn clear it was LBJ’s decision and Blatt offered to be the fall guy to save BronBron some face. Anyways, it’ll be a really fun storyline to follow as we get towards the midway point of the season and the Cavs roster gets to full health for the first time in a long time.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Matty: Who wasn’t?! I still refuse to believe there is a circle of line, just an endless line…

          Yup that sounds about right to me for the Cavs. Haha yeah, LeBron mad he got taunted, wahhhhh. Anywhere he goes there’s drama… Now there’s someone fragile emotionally!

  9. stumlu says:
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    Hi there
    I can turn clarkson and Marcus Morris into Bosh (and markief)
    At the playerrater i’m offering more then getting but it still is Bosh…

    Your thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @stumlu: Yeah I’d get Bosh too, 2 kinda bottom end guys for a better asset I love

  10. Eddie Rooskie says:
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    God, Blake is just sooo desperate to get proper Razzball recognition. Hopefully this isn’t the last time cause I need my daily dose of BG32.

    Anyways, John Wall has been lighting it up lately and I know he’s one of the best PG in the league right now but will come down to earth soon… Right? What’s the most you think I can get for him in a punt assist build?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Eddie Rooskie: I know right?! attention whore…

      I dunno man, Wiz are running at a crazy pace, defense is a ton worse, and they need the scoring/offense. I’d shoot for at least top-15 range on draft day. Kawhi?

  11. Ken says:
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    You compare Noah and Mirotic but curious where Taj fits in that trio?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Ken: he’s definitely 3rd, I worry about his playing time as well and don’t think he has the upside to do quite as much in that 18-20 min range

  12. Fella says:
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    Joe Johnson…still on my squad. Why can’t he just get injured so I can guiltlessly drop him?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fella: Or be awful all the time?! Yeah I have that issue too, I’m holding in 12ers though… Not much longer though. Annoying he’s shown some flashes

      • Scott says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I dropped him awhile ago and have not looked back.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Fella: @Scott: Yeah can’t blame ya, the team I have him still like the AST and 3ptm or 2

  13. PT says:
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    Favor for Ibaka and Noel?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @PT: Yeah I’d probably do that getting Iblocka

  14. dom says:
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    good stuff JB

    start Leuer (POR) or Dieng (@DEN) tonight?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dom: Thanks man! I’m probably going Leuer for virtually all cats

  15. Hayward Ginobili says:
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    In a 20-team, similar depth to REL. Who are some potential breakout NBA D-League players you are tracking? Looking for this year’s Whiteside or RobCov. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Hayward Ginobili: Hah well, I’ll let Slim’s article coming out soon talk more on that, I know he really likes Whittington. jordan Mickey has been playing well, Lamar Patterson when hes been down there has been solid too… Hope that’s a good start!

      • Ryan says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Mickey has been phenomenal in the D-League, and has been registering 4+ blocks a game I think. He’s definitely worth a look if he gets called up, but I’m guessing it doesn’t happen unless he gets traded or if there is a plague that wipes out half of the Celtics PFs.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Hayward Ginobili: @Ryan: Yeah he’s on the wrong team to crack a big man rotation…

  16. PhilOssieB says:
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    How’s Jrue holiday as a buy low to you? Think he will get starters minutes when his limit is lifted?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @PhilOssieB: Yeah I do, like him a lot as a buy low, but of course it has to be pretty low though

      • Jeff says:
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        @JB Gilpin: is Clarkson a buy low?

        • Slim

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          @Jeff: Yeah but with the current injury it should be a pretty low end offer.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Jeff: @Slim: Yeah a young guy with a kankle on an awful team is a little scary, but I would still go for him at a low cost

  17. Scott says:
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    Rod Smart? And all this time I thought it was Marcus Smart. oops

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: Haha, I think Rod Smart might be able to shoot a better %!

  18. Ryan says:
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    Ya know, Blake actually trained MMA during the offseason to stay in shape. Ironically enough he was training with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, who is one of Holm’s teammates. I wouldn’t be surprised if the two have actually met.

  19. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    JBizzle I need some beisbol advice and don’t want to blow up this thread uninvited- email or blow it up?!

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @JB Gilpin: IN THAT CASE

        12 team standard roto keeper league – Yahoo (2 C’s, CI, MI, + 5 OF)
        Can keep 8 total, with up to 4 undrafted Free Agents (listed below) – which would you go with?

        Players drafted last year currently on my squad (* are those I’m thinking of keeping already):

        Rd – Player – Years of control
        4 – Hamels – 3 more
        5 – Garret Richards – 4 more
        *6 – Cruz – 3 more
        9 – Trumbo – 1 more
        *10 – Keuchel – 1 more
        *17 – Lord Taijuan Walker – 4 more
        *18 – Crush Davis – 1 more
        *19 – Gallo – 4 more
        20 – Boxburger – 4 more
        *21 – Lorenzo Cain – 3 more
        23 – Brandon Moss – 2 more
        26 – Peraza – 4 more
        28 – Vogt – 4 more

        AND/OR

        Free Agents:
        I can keep up to 4 of the following FA’s in the 25th rd for 1 year, and then once in the 10th the year after (If there are two players in the same round, one moves to the previous round):

        * Hector Olivera
        * Patrick Corbin
        Aaron Nola
        Jeurys Familia

        What are your thoughts? I’m not sure about Gallo but kind of want to see how he plays out. Otherwise Trumbo, Vogt or Brandon Moss seem pretty bleh to me

        Held Peraza all year thinking he’d be a sweet mini-me altuve. Any idea if he’s included in the Chapman trade, heading to Cincy?

        Otherwise, I kind of like the idea of keeping Hamels and Familia in lieu of 2, but I’m not sure. Basically all over the place with this.

        Tell me Taijuan is Kluber 2.0!!!

        Thanks a lot man

        • JB Gilpin

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          @SheriffMcRawDawg: Yeah Gallo I’m kinda iffy on, hoping he’s not like Pedro Alvarez, but he’s a keeper for ya. Cain at that value mmmmmm. I was thinking Nola over Gallo, but you already have enough pitching that I’m going with your 8. Well, might Familia over Gallo for a cheap closer to start with. I don’t think that Chapman deal is happening any more due to the domestic violence thing, so I don’t think Peraza is moving yet. Nah, Taijuan I don’t think has that kind of upside, but I will like him heading into 2016

  20. Good STUFF says:
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    Going off of yesterday’s comment on using #1 waiver on Fournier or Alec Burks
    You’re not worried about Fournier’s decrease in mins and productions recently? He had a similar burst of production then faded off situation last year as well.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Good STUFF: Worried? Yeah of course. but he was getting really hurt last year and I don’t think he’s as banged up. He offers more across the board than Burks. Don’t get me wrong, I still love BUrks and he’s must-own to me too

  21. Dante Green says:
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    JB mark these words…… This is the day that Danny Green starts turning things around!! Hah

    • Dante Green says:
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      Jeez, Danny still stinks

    • Dante Green says:
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      @Dante Green:
      Would you drop Hood for Ilyasova? I think I will. Lol. Hood isn’t capitalizing on the playing time being given to him. Shooting just 40% from the field and under 30% beyond the arc. Ilyasova meanwhile isn’t the most consistent or the healthiest but he’s the better player between the two for sure?

      Danny Green…. What to do with you… Lol. I only picked him up but I’m giving him another shot! Jokic meanwhile had a nice game. I hope he continues playing well, the Nuggs do play 4 times next week so it’d be great if Joke can put up good numbers.

      If Larkin plays well and Danny Green or Tjones suck again, I’m gonna drop one of em for Shane.

    • Slim

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      @Dante Green: Or it’s the day Danny Green gets benched to start the 2nd half. At least the Spurs got him at a discount… I thought he was a pretty easy avoid on draft day but yeah he’s no better than waiver fodder these days.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Dante Green: @Slim: Haha you jynxed it! Yeah he’s into the drop zone. I’d be fine getting Larkin right now for him, might rather lose Hood for Larkin and see if D Green gets a bounce back. I dunno how much I trust game to game consistency from Ersan

  22. tentyme says:
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    In a 12 team 9 cat h2h weekly league I made a trade and I was wondering if you think I over paid. I traded duncan and Otto porter for the poison goose n Dennis Schroder who was a throw in. I’ll drop Dennis for Alex Len since my only C on my team now are drummand and noel I have to start 2. I have jerret jack to fill Otto s spot in the utility roll. Did I over pay? I’m worried about how much duncan will sit randomly during the fantasy playoffs. Thank you for your response.

    • Slim

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      @tentyme: Hell no you didn’t over pay, that is a GREAT price to pay for the Geese. Congrats and enjoy.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @tentyme: @Slim: Yeah that was awesome! Def agree nabbing Len for Schrodes, and you’ll love this deal even more in the playoffs as you mention

  23. tentyme says:
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    One more question would you drop Jarret jack for P. Bev ?

    • Slim

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      @tentyme: Jack should give a few more assists and maybe some FT% but lose everywhere else. ESP 3s and steals. I guess you could pick either based off needs but I’ll take Beverley with the vast majority of builds.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @tentyme: @Slim: Slim is a notorious Jack hater, but I would likely hold Jack unless STl/3 need

  24. Ryan says:
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    Awwww I genuinely thought my Celts were going to pull off the upset in the triple OT thriller 🙁

    • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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      @Ryan: I know dude that was fkng epic though. C’s look good

      • Ryan says:
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        @SheriffMcRawDawg: Yeah I was on the edge of my seat from the 4th quarter up until the very end. Loved the defensive intensity and the tempo we were pushing, and think that there is still room for improvement. I’m very excited about the future of this team.

        • Slim

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          @Ryan: Yeah that might have been the game of the year so far. I think the Warriors can expect that kind of intensity from almost every team too.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @SheriffMcRawDawg: @Ryan: @Slim: That was an awesome game, I though I streamed Olynyk for it, but ended up the move was for tonight, uggghhhh. Def game of year, Dray going nutttttts

  25. X says:
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    trade away bosh for ibaka/marc…good?

    • Slim

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      @X: Is that / an and or an or? If and then yes if or then yes. I still have Ibaka over Marc Gasol but it’s close, and both well ahead of Bosh.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @X: @Slim: Yeah I’d take either for Bosh, probably Ibaka first for me too

  26. Jeff says:
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    What about this trade? favors and clarkson for dray and aria

    • Jeff says:
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      @Jeff: @Jeff: ariza

      • Jeff says:
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        @Jeff: or do you prefer just favors for dray and bazemore

        • Slim

          Slim says:
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          @Jeff: I like not giving up Clarkson better and Ariza has been a little down this year but I guess he’s been ok for what we want him for anyway (3s and stls). As much as it pains me to say Draymond is well ahead of Favors so I would actually take either trade if offered.

          • Jeff says:
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            @Slim: thanks Slim, yeah the offer is on the table. actually would you prefer bazemore or sullinger?

            • Slim

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              @Jeff: Sully by a mile. I guess you could call it need based, scoring and 3s vs boards and blocks, but I don’t. Bazemore’s role has changed too much.

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Jeff: @Slim: Yeah definitely taking Dray side in first two as well, I’d prob do the Clarkson one first. Agree – Sully me!

                • Slim

                  Slim says:
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                  @JB Gilpin: oops

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                    JB Gilpin says:
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                    @Jeff: @Slim: Hah it’s still Sully tho…

  27. Ryan says:
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    Yo JB, I now need a few boards and blocks due to some lackluster performances from Ibaka and the Whiteside injury. Assists and TO are kinda close, but in my favor.

    Would you get rid of Larkin or Capela for Mahinmi given my needs this week? I’m tempted to keep Capela, but frickin Shane Larkin has been pulling in boards and blocks as consistently as him lately, and that’s not saying much. Tbh Idek what is going on with Houston’s front-court anymore. Does Capela or Jones stand to gain more from a blowout against the Lakers?

    • Slim

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      @Ryan: Tough one. I’d say hold Larkin and lose Capela for Mahinmi. Mahinmi should be better than Capela, that is until Howard goes down. But yeah, Mahinmi shouldn’t be a FA in a 12er or deeper. He’s basically their only decent big currently.

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        @Slim: I agree that he should be owned, and frankly I’m surprised he’s still available despite clearing waivers in my 14er this morning.

        But who do you like more for tonight, Capela vs Lakers or Mahinmi vs Detroit? Part of me thinks Capela can dominate the LAL if given the chance (would they give him more run in a blowout?). On the other hand, Mahinmi is going to have to bang with Drummo for rebounds tonight. Do the MUs change your mind at all?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Slim: @Ryan: I’m definitely losing Capela for Mahinmi, I think that’s a clear one to me. I would play Mahinmi of the two, you just never know with minutes of those Rox, I think Tjones stands to gain the most playing some junky junk time

  28. hamtime says:
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    1. traded collison for tyson chandler. i hate colli and the ever annoying rondo!

    2. last spot on a 16teamer – kaminsky or powell

    3. drop bogdanovic for – tyson chandler, smart, larkin, jokic

    • Slim

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      @hamtime:

      1. Eh, I’d hold Collison but I get it.

      2. Close, I’ll stick with Powell.

      3. Hmm… not Chandler, and not Jokic. Smart when healthy for sure but it can probably wait. Larkin is a bit riskier but he does so much more. I’ll lean Larkin.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @hamtime: @Slim: 1. Agree with Slim, but for needs it’s fine 2. Ugh yeah close, Powell for me too. 3.Larkin was gonna be mine too, with a keen eye out for Smart when he’s close

  29. Lasandro says:
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    Another semi crappy zeller game but it was a blowout in his defense. Meanwhile the guy I dropped him for, mahinmi, went off. And how about Len? Between these three, still zeller? I mean, he looked active out there, it was just such a perimeter oriented game for the hornets

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      @jb Gilpin: @jb Gilpin: on the topic of Bradley, is it time to move on? He’s a great defender but his asts and stls are fading the last couple – two areas I require help in, along with scoring and 3s. Do I grab either larkin, mayo, KCP, Beverley, Lou will, burks, Felton instead? 14cat roto. Love Bradley in real life but it’s all about stats.. Mayo looks great but for how long? Can’t stream much as we have limited acquisitions on the season.

      • Slim

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        @Lasandro: Zeller is too soft. I’d order them Mahinmi, Len, Zeller. I think JB got a little too excited about 1 or 2 OK games. Mahinmi is the only one that I think has season long value.

        The steals make Bradley slightly better than ThrAGNoF and the eventual return of Smart should cut into his minutes a bit. I wouldn’t be against it but I would certainly try to trade him 1st. If I were to rank those listed it would go…

        Beverley (all around), Larkin (upside + stl/ast combo), Bradley (ThrAGNoF), Burks (but lacks steals), Mayo (Bayless return might be bad), KCP (yawn), Lou Will (ok for now but not when they go full tank mode), Felton.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Lasandro: @Slim: I dunno man, Zeller is going to the rim a lot more than last year. Psssshhh, I said Zeller looked really good, adding him in a few spots, but he had three really tough matchups to start the week. You’re really gonna slam that call bc he had a ho-hum 5 foul game against Memphis?!

          Yeah Pbev looks good, and his low TO suits roto really well. I’d have Bradley still ahead of Larkin though

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          @slim @jb Gilpin: yeah I like zeller but that frontcourt rotation can mess with his touches and mins. So mahinmi, dieng or Noah? Leaning joakim

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          @slim @jb Gilpin: along with this guards mentioned, where would Burke, Felton and dangelo sit right now? Still below pbev, Larkin and Bradley? All three are contributing in stls, asts and 3s. I don’t know if bev’s low end asts would warrant me dropping Bradley for him. Burke has been consistent of late and russell brings decent stats with his improved mins. I could try and trade for the injured clarkson too. Thanks

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          @jb Gilpin: took @slim advice and managed to trade Bradley for monta seeing that I need the asts and stls. Hope you like. Barton and Noah are now my possible “stream” spots – still Barton over the previously mentioned guards in a vacuum?

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          @jb Gilpin: so add Barnes now to that list, between Barton, burks, Larkin, mayo, Lou will.. Maybe j green but he’s so inconsistent

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            @Lasandro: I’d lean Mahinmi, but def close. Noah looking a lot better. Pbev Bradley I wanna hold, I’d get D’Angelo for Larkin. Who, def like that Monta deal! Great sell high buy low. Umm, mannnn Barton vs. russell with all the upside… I’ll stick with Barton, close though. Barnes and Mayo not there yet

  30. Tony C says:
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    H2H 10 team 9 cats. My roster hasn’t had good bigs all year so I’ve had to search all year for hot free agent big men. My team:
    PG Teague, Rubio, Dragic
    SG Butler, Monta,
    SF Heyward, Bazemore, CJ Miles
    PF Durant, Draymond, T. Jones
    C Sullinger, R. Anderson, I Mahnimi

    So I just picked up Mahinmi yesterday and he had a monster game Friday vs Miami. And of course T. Jones is frustrating. Should I pick up Giurgi Dieng, Kelly O, and/or Tyson Chandler for Mahinimi and/or T. Jones ? Thanks for the advice and great work! I love it.

    • Slim

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      @Tony C: In a 10er TJones can go. I’ll go Gorgui 1, Mahinmi 2, Kelly O 3, TJones 4, and Tyson 5.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Tony C: @Slim: Agree, 10 team Tjones is a cut. I’d probably lose Bazemore too to stream. I might go Gorgui as a hold guy and stream Kelly O while hot

  31. Lasandro says:
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    Has Lowry overtaken Lillard in roto? Considering making a trade offer for Kyle. And would trading my Bradley for Matthews be good?

    • Slim

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      @Lasandro: It’s close but I’ll say there’s a better chance Lillard maintains his current production vs Lowry maintaining his so I’ll still lean Lillard. Now if steals were the primary need then I would be OK with losing Lillard for Lowry.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: @Slim: Lillard and the 82-game durability he’s shown makes me like him more. Sure, yeah I like Matthews to get stronger and stronger

  32. Hamtime says:
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    1. Was offered Bledsoe for Drummond. I already have steph and kemba. Thoughts on losing my best big?

    2. My Drummond/Burks for ibaka/Elfrid?

    3. Pls select best FA – Tyson chandler, crabbe, nurk, Larkin, smart

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Hamtime: 1. Def like Bledsoe in a vacuum. Maybe you can flip Kemba. The value makes me wanna do it. 2. I like this one too, as long as you can make up some REB 3. Larkin still right now, although if this is all the same league, Chandler would help lost REB

  33. John says:
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    12 team, 9 cat, h2h league. E Davis or Olynyk next week.. already punted FTs with DeAndre

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @John: Punt FT makes Davis appealing, mad close. I’ll lean Big ed

  34. mark says:
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    is gary neal worth a pickup in 12 person 9 cat h2h. beal out 2 weeks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mark: Nah, I don’t think so, Temple will probably start keeping Neal to an instant O inconsistent bench role

  35. sliimbo says:
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    time to cut Fournier in shallow leagues?
    need some steals and some rebounds. who do you like best…pat beverley, teletovic, crabbe, Ilyasova, mayo, evan turner, mahinmi

    thanks

    • JB Gilpin

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      @sliimbo: Yeah in 10ers it’s OK. Pbev I think fits that the best

  36. J says:
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    I’ve been trying to get rid of bosh and the griffin owner has offered to do bosh for griffin if I toss in another guard (probably reggie) but I don’t know who I should ask for in return. What offers can I choose? Any combo works (2 for 2, 3 for 3, 2 for 3) My main concern is the bad playoff schedule which is also why I’m trying to ship away kristaps but right now my main concern would be bosh for griffin plus ? Thanks!

    My team: wall, klay, harden, wiggins, kristaps, bosh, gobert, reggie, wes matthews, favors, gallinari and gay (last two are stream spots that I use

    HIs team: rose, curry, hill, redick, melo, monroe, casspi, drummond, griffin, brolo, d’angelo, burks, teletovic, kanter

    • J says:
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      @J: also would you do kristaps and bosh for Pau and Tobias?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @J: I think Reggie with Bosh would be too much. I like Burks a lot, and maybe Matthews off a few hot games lately would be enough, Bosh/Wes M for Griffin/Burks? Even off some bad games, I think I’d want a smidge more for Poison Goose/Bosh

  37. Dante Green says:
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    Jeez what’s up with Rworld kissing Mleonard’s ass so hard? Jparker has been playing better than Leonard and still he gets no love from those guys? Lol.

    Talking bout Jparker, I’d gladly move the guy but apparently, him and Favors are my only decent bigs (Tjones, Czeller are the two others – and Gobert is out of course). So would you trade Wiggins and Jparker for any of these studs: Drummond, M or Pgasol, Millsap??

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      @Dante Green:
      Or Ibaka? I mean any of our top bigs! Thanks bud

      • J says:
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        @Dante Green: I doubt anyone would do that kind of trade…jabaris trash and Wiggins hasn’t been doing much besides points

        • Dante Green says:
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          @J:
          Nah dude you’ll never know! Hah

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @J: @Dante Green: yeah lots of Blazers love, CJ love is working out it seems right now though haha. I still like Wiggins a ton, so I don’t think you’re out of the ballpark with those, def would take any of those bigs though for the pair

  38. spo says:
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    Is Joe Johnson droppable for a guy like Kendall Marshall or Allan Crabbe?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @spo: He’s droppable, but I wouldn’t for either of those 2

  39. mark says:
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    in a 12 person, 9 cat h2h. i got offered wiggins and horford for my towns and hayward.
    the rest of my team looks like this:
    Guards: Lillard, jarret jack, payton, collison
    SF: hayward, teletovic, marcus morris, will barton
    PF/C: towns, zaza, tjones, favors, millsap

    what do you think? can i counter it with something?
    he also has bledsoe, cj mccollum, gortat, jae crowder, otto porter.

    i was thinking maybe bledsoe and gortat for my towns and hayward.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @mark: Deffffffffffffinitely taking that! horford>Towns and Wiggins I still believe in, and don’t see him far off from hayward. Well, there is a growing distance, but not enough to not take Horf. I’d take original deal

      • Mark says:
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        @JB Gilpin: does horford fit my team tho? Cuz my team shoots so bad so his fg% won’t help. And I get tons of turnovers. So his low turnovers won’t really do much. What u think?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Mark: Well his big man consistency over Towns who had some minutes get yoyoed and might fade I think it worth it

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            @JB Gilpin: sorry for all the questions lol. so this guy now wants lillard and towns. but hes willing to give up bledsoe. who else shhould i ask for? out of cj, gortat, horford. im not sure if hell do horford tho.

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              @mark: i like lillard more than bledsoe tho. but right now bledsoe is on fire.

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @mark: No worries at all! Nahhhh, that’s too much giving up Lillard now, ohhhh Bledsoe though. Def like Horford most. Bledsoe+Horford for Lillard+KAT. eesh. It’s razor close. Might even hold on that, still love Lillard

  40. Threekola says:
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    Hello again JB, hope your teams are doing well. I just got an offer for Gobert:

    MY Favors + Tony Parker

    For

    HIS Gobert + Oladipo

    I should probably take it, but just a few things. First of all, Gobert is obviously hurt, but I’m sitting at 1st place (thanks to your help!) and can afford to hold onto him. Also, Favors is looking amazing this year. Went 25-12-2-3-7 and 35-13. I doubt I would even take Gobert for Favors straight up this year. Would you?

    Also, if I get oladipo, that’s three players on magic that I own. Elfrid, Gordon, and Dipo. Skiles is going to give me cancer… btw, are you still thinking Elfrid hits those projected numbers post ASB?

    Back to the trade. Either way…it’s Tony Parker, lol. The Gobert owner is desperate to let him go, and I know it’s a good trade for me in the long run. I just wanted your two cents on it. Whatta ya think?

    Thanks JB!

    • Threekola says:
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      @Threekola:

      Oh and am I crazy for hesitating? haha. Who knows, maybe you don’t think it’s even a good trade 0.o

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Threekola: Thanks man, hope you’re starting strong as well! Not crazy, you take a big risk with Gobert injury. Yeah I dunno if I would take Gobert over Favors either, bt the upgrade to Dipo I think is worth it, then maybe try to sell a Magic guy

  41. Peaniece says:
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    Yo JB right now I picked up Bojan Bogadanovic due to his last 3 games and if I sell him right now I could get something in return. Will he be able to remain fantasy friendly stats? Right now im looking for a player with at least 4 rebs 1 stl and 1 3pm and this would prob be an sg/sf. I dropped Rodney Hood for Bojan; was that the right choice? If not, perhaps I could just pick him up again. I could also try make a move by using my persuasive skills and trading for Danny Green (underperforming really hard and its been since the start of the season but is it worth investing in him?), Harrison Barnes (this might be my chance since he’s injured), joe johnson (i dont know about this one), Afflalo (doesn’t give me any defensives though) or Iguodala (prob the hardest one to get). Which player would offer the most value (so I can trade away)? Which player gives what I’m looking for? What do you think I should do? Also, if possible can you put them all in order for long term (including bojan and rodney).
    Note: Although I said long term, If Bojan plays well for 10 weeks (rondae returns) I’d still be fine with it because he might earn his coach’s trust and play consistent long minutes despite rondae or I can trade him once his trade value climaxes.
    Another Note: Well, this was all due to Nemanja’s Injury and Decline in minutes. Damn, this is just sad…. He was the perfect piece and Gorgui just had to ruin it.

    Thanks In Advance JB!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Peaniece: If you can get anything, I would in a heartbeat. I prob woulda held Hood, so yeah I’d go back to him. I would go upside of Danny Green probably and just hope. We’ve seen Nets SG go in and out of minutes too much for me to see BoBo stay in the role all 10 weeks. Yeah, Bjelica has been a little blah, maybe we gets more usage as season goes on. Hope that helps!

  42. Michael says:
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    what do you think of Kendal Marshall going forward? The guy looks pretty good out there as a PG in comparison to Wroten and TJ? I just dropped Jermai Grant for this guy due to I need dimes

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Michael: I dunno, it’s gonna be mad frustrating with DNPs and minutes, I prob would own McConnell first for dimes since I think he plays every game, or weigh some other options

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