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Peter here, back from a work trip in Jamaica. JB was right when I needed to escape the cold of the Wizards losing season. Maybe they will bring back JaVale McGee and Javaris Crittenton!?!? One can only hope.

Fortunately, the Wizards were off on Tuesday so that meant I got to watch actually good teams, including an overtime game in Phoenix. Here’s your Tuesday recap:

Marquese Chriss – The 19-year-old notched a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds to go along with 1 block/steal/three each. He’s not consistent enough on a nightly basis, but is a name to watch in dynasty leagues, especially if he continues to do this:

Eric Bledsoe – The former Wildcat dropped 31 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds, and 2 steals.

P.J. Tucker – P.J. flashed his all-around game with 13 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals. He just does a little bit of everything to warrant a look in deeper leagues.

Tyson Chandler – Turning back the clock, Chandler grabbed a monster 13 point, 23 rebound double-double. With back-to-back 20 rebound games, Chandler is a great add for anyone needing rebounds (12.2 rpg), but don’t expect much else (7.8 ppg, 0.5 bpg, and 0.7 spg).

Kristaps Porzingis – KP poured it on with 34 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 blocks, and 4 threes, before fouling out in overtime. How many other centers are getting that many threes and blocks each night?!?

Derrick Rose – We’ve heard this story before. Limited to just 10 minutes, Rose was unable to finish Tuesday’s game due to back spasms. Brandon Jennings (3 points, 5 assists) becomes a strong add should Rose miss any more time.

Kyle O’Quinn – O’Quinn came off the bench for a season high 22 points and 14 rebounds. Those in need of rebounds or blocks should give him a look. He’s averaged a double-double over the last two weeks (11.1 ppg, 10 rpg, and 1.4 bpg).

J.R. SmithKyrie Irving was a DNP (rest), forcing DeAndre Liggins into the starting lineup. Liggins did little (3 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists), but it was J.R. Smith who benefited the most. Smith dropped 23 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 threes. Off to a slow start to the season, hopefully this is a sign that Smith is about to go on one of his patented shooting streaks.

Kevin Love – Love double-doubled with 29 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and 3 threes.

LeBron James – James did his usual thing with 23 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals. Since the Cavs will be playing the Grizzlies on back-to-back nights, Irving, Love, and James will reportedly not travel with the team to Memphis on Wednesday. There should be a lot of extra minutes for Iman Shumpert, Smith, Liggins, etc. on Wednesday night. Heck, with all those guys not traveling, you and I have a decent shot of playing.

Zach Randolph – With Marc Gasol being rested on the first night of a back-to-back, Randolph started in his place, posting 18 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, and 1 block. Gasol will be back on Wednesday so the starting spot will be short lived.

Serge Ibaka – Ibaka led all the Magic, scoring 29 points on 11-18 FG and 4-8 3PT. The scoring came with little else, as he failed to get a block and only grabbed 3 rebounds.

Evan Fournier – Fournier shot the lights out of the ball (11-15), on his way to 23 points and 6 assists.

Elfrid Payton – Still coming off the bench, behind D.J. Augustin (3 points, 3 assists), Payton posted a monster double-double with 26 points and 14 assists. Not known for his three point shot, Payton even went 3-3 from downtown.

Jodie Meeks – Meeks exploded for 20 points (7-10 FG, 4-6 3PT), 4 rebounds, and 2 steals off the bench for the Magic. He’s good for an occasional explosion off the bench, but should remain on the wire for most leagues.

Paul Millsap – There was nothing Millsap couldn’t do on Tuesday: 17 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 1 block, and 2 threes.

Thabo Sefolosha – Sefolosha played like he was taking it out on the NYPD, posting 17 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block.

Dwight Howard – Howard cleaned up the glass on his way to 20 points and 16 rebounds. For leagues that count offensive rebounds, Howard grabbed 9 of them.

Dennis Schroder – Schroder dished out a season high 13 assists, to go with 19 points and 3 threes. He even dunked on Serge Ibaka:

Gorgui Dieng – Dieng did a little bit of everything, posting 16 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocks. He even let Taj Gibson (10 points, 4 rebounds) dunk on him:

Andrew Wiggins – Wiggins helped Coacth Tom Thibodeau get the win in his return to Chicago. Wiggins finished with 23 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists

Karl-Anthony Towns – KAT posted a double-double with 16 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 blocks, but shot just 6-21 from the field. Maybe he shouldn’t shoot so many threes (1-8)!??!

Ricky Rubio – Rubio notched a double-double with 11 points, 10 assists, 5 rebounds. His assist total has been down this year, as it was only the 3rd game Rubio had 10+ assists this season.

Zach LaVine – In 43 minutes, LaVine outran the Bulls up and down the floor. He knocked down 10-18 from the field for a 24/6/6 line.

Jimmy Butler – The Butler served up 27 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, and 1 blocks.

Dwyane Wade – Wade had a frustrating night (4-13 FG, 3-6 FT) that ended in an ejection, after arguing with referees with a few ticks on the clock. Despite the poor shooting, Wade finished with 12 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals.

Robin Lopez – Doing his best “Not Today” Dikembe Mutombo impression, Lopez blocked 4 shots (14 points, 5 rebounds), including one on a KAT dunk:

Draymond GreenRussell Westbrook isn’t the only one who can get a triple-double, as Green posted a 12/12/10 line with 4 steals, 2 blocks, and 2 threes.

Kevin Durant – 27/3/3 for the former Thunder.

Steph Curry – Chef Curry was cooking with 30 points, 7 assists, and 5 threes on Tuesday.

Klay Thompson – Struggling from three (2-8), Klay scored 17 points (6-16 FG) with 3 assists, 3 rebounds, and 2 blocks.

JaVale McGee With Zaza Pachulia out with a wrist injury, Shaqtin’ a Fool hall-of-famer, McGee, started, but only posted 9 points and 5 rebounds. It’s unclear when Zaza will be healthy enough to play, as this was his third straight missed game. McGee may “start” for the injured Zaza, but he played only 16 minutes, as Coach Steve Kerr preferred to go small.

Anthony Davis – There’s not much to say about AD that hasn’t already been said. Another day at the office: 28 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and 5 blocks.

Jrue Holiday – Holiday shot poorly (3-12), but still managed a 10/8/6 line with 4 steals. Despite Holiday’s return, Tim Frazier has remained relevant. Coming off a triple-double on Sunday, Frazier scored 13 points (3-4 3PT) and dished out 8 assists off the bench.

Langston Galloway – Galloway has been filling up the scoring sheet lately, with his 5th straight double-digit performance. He finished with 20 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals, and 5 threes. If you need threes and scoring, ride him while he’s hot.

Maurice Harkless – Continuing to see plenty of minutes with Al-Farouq Aminu nursing a sore back., Harkless went for 15 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 steals. I’m okay with dropping Aminu and finding another contributor. He just can’t stay healthy.

Mason Plumlee – Plumlee threw down 18 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocks.

Damian Lillard – Lillard scored 17 points and dished out 9 assists against the Thunder on Tuesday.

Evan Turner – E.T. chipped in 14/3/3 off the bench.

Russell Westbrook Sure, it wasn’t a triple-double, but owners will still take it: 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists.

Steven Adams – The crazy New Zealander contributed 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 steals.

Victor Oladipo – Nursing a sore wrist after a hard fall, Oladipo sat on Tuesday, giving Jerami Grant (11 points, 1 steal, and 1 rebound) a spot start. X-rays were negative so the absence shouldn’t last too long.

  1. Shahed says:
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    Hi guys,

    I’d like your advice on trades. I’m in a 12 team, ROTO, 9 cat league.
    My team is:
    G: J Wall, L Williams, R Rondo, W Matthews, B Beal, B Bogdanovic
    F: W Chandler, E Ilyasova, L Aldridge, J Leuer
    C: C Zeller, D Howard, M Gasol
    I also have J Lin and C Parsons on IL.
    My current situation is: FG%-8, FT%-3, 3PTM-11, PTS-10, REB-11, AST-9, ST-8, BLK-10, TO-3
    I am hoping to try some trades, who do you think I should go for, and for who, I also need to activate J Lin, what do you think?

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @Shahed: Well you seem to be in good shape, since all but 2 categories are 8+ points. If you want to make up some ground in FT and/or TO, perhaps you could trade Howard and Lin for Myles Turner. You would lose some rebounds, but gain in blocks, FT%, and TOs. If you can’t get Turner, then I would go after similar big men who hit more of their FTs (i.e. Gortat, Valanciunas, Vucevic, etc.).

  2. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    Thoughts on this trade?

    I give – K Love+Jabari Parker

    I receive – Kawhi Leonard

    This is a points league and I needed a roster spot for streaming…

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @Bryce Krispie Treats: Love it. Leonard is the best player in the deal.

  3. phil says:
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    I was offered Lowry for the Greek Freak…what is your take? I sure can use 3’s. Also both are keepers for one more year after this.

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @phil: I would prefer Greek Freak and I don’t think it’s very close. If you need threes, go after someone less expensive and offer someone else. Unless I’m getting Harden, Westbrook, Davis, or Durant, I wouldn’t consider trading the Greek Freak.

  4. Michael says:
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    Hi Peter
    Do you think Monta Ellis will bounce back this year?
    I am thinking of taking trading for this guy as he seems like a buy low option right now. I wanted to trade Zach Randolph for him?

    Thanks

    Mike

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @Michael: I think that’s a completely fair trade. I’d prefer to have Ellis. I think his ceiling is higher, and although he won’t be the player he was a few years ago, I think he will get better this season. Good buy-low.

      • Joseph L. Biton says:
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        @Peter Kap: Should i drop monta for tim hardaway jr or buddy hield? looks like il get similar production anyway, maybe even better

        • Peter Kap

          Peter Kap says:
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          @Joseph L. Biton: I’d personally hold onto Monta, especially if you have a DL spot. The scoring may be similar, but he’s getting way more combined steals/assists/rebounds.

  5. miles proudfoot says:
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    Are Knight or Frazier drops for Winslow, Richardson, Mills or Marcus Morris? Overall value, not necessarily targeting anything. Thanks!

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @miles proudfoot: I’d hold onto both Knight and Frazier for the time being. With Knight, unless his injury is worse than initially expected, I’d hold onto him. For Frazier, I’d hold onto him until at least Tyreke Evans is back. Then you can reaccess the situation. Mills or Morris would be the first two of the four that I’d pick up.

  6. Tyler says:
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    Need advice on my punt FT 10 Team

    G-Oladipo,Dragic,Holiday,Beverley,JLin
    F-Lebron,Ariza,TBooker,Thad
    C-Whiteside,Deandre,Capela,RoLo
    IL-Warren,Parsons

    Should I drop Thad for Covington, AGordon or Hood?

    • Tyler says:
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      @Tyler: scratch hood and agordon theyre gone. Wold you swap thad for covington?

      • Peter Kap

        Peter Kap says:
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        @Tyler: Nah, I’d hold onto Thaddeus Young. More consistent on a nightly basis.

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