So after working overnights, it’s a big change working standard hours and doing Razzball in the wee-hours of the morning.  Instead of following sports all night, you wake up to them!  Which in some cases is nice; others, infuriating.  At least I don’t have to go to sleep mad!

On the annoying end, in fantasy football I’m going into a must-win game against an Aaron Rodgers owner.  Plus I recommended a friend play Kyle Rudolph over Richard Rodgers.  How annoying was that 70 yard hail mary?!?!?!  Ahhhhh!  Luckily I don’t care as much about fantasy football, since it’s 100% luck.  We don’t play that ish here at basketball, we at fantasy hoops play a game of skill!  And very few are as skilled as Kawhi Leonard, who went 27/8/3/2/1 to continue his dominant season.  On top of his normal multi-cat, he was mad hot hitting 9-13 from the field including a nuts 7-9 3PTM.  Instead of texting my buddy Kap all night about how giddy it made me, I wake up to just the one text of “Kawhi banged 7 threes!  How much of a boner did you get?”  The answer is, I constantly wake up during the night half mast!  Kawhi’s been a wet dream all season…  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy hoops action:

Russell Westbrook 25/5/7/1/0 with 7 TO.  When he found out Durant was coming back from the hammy, he was like “ahhhh!”  Then he thought he was a bird “coocooooooo!”, then he took a nap, then I realized I had no interesting spin on this performance last night…

Kevin Durant When you look at the box score, it’s easy to not realize he sat most of the first quarter after picking up two quick fouls.  After yelling for a few minutes at the refs, didn’t pick up any other fouls though!  I guess he made his point…  Also had a nice tech getting all up in Goran Dragic’s grill for trying to subtely undercut him.  “They call me Mr. Glass, Dragon!  Lay off!”  25/9/5/0/0 with a couple of treys, but with the 5 TO and 9-21 shooting, it was a pretty down night.  Given the early exit though, you’ll take it.

Serge Ibaka The blocks had a resurgence, then last night was a divergent.  He’s happy to have an allegiant back with Durant.  If anyone gets the theme of this blurb, that’s disappointing…

Andre Roberson 2/9/0/2/1 on 1-3 shooting in his usual, sparse line.  He’s the Brazilian wax of an NBA contributor…

The Awesome Matchup That Was Steven Adams vs. Hassan Whiteside Talk about some chippiness!  You could start a Lays factory with all the chippiness!  Gotta love the NBA – Hassan and Steven from literally the other ends of the world worth of 500+ pounds and 14+ feet of man-pushing.  Wow, went full Arrested Development Tobias on that one!  Adams had a pretty empty 9/8 of 20 minutes, while Whiteside was 11/8/0/0/2 on 5-8 FG, 1-2 FT, and 2 TO.  The chippiness is bland!  Need some flavoring on that, my vote is usually salt and vinegar.

Dwyane Wade 28/4/4 and put the Heat on his back.  You know what’s fun to watch – opposing defenses are now sagging off the pick-and-roll to Whiteside instead of the driver, to not allow lobs.  So Wade got a tonnnnn of layups, so maybe his low-FG% thus far starts climbing.  For as long as he’s able to climb, that is.  We don’t need another 127 Hours to happen…

Chris Bosh – 16/8/2/2/0 and by far a game-high +/- +20.  Boshasaurus gave us a scare, but certainly is far from extinct!

Goran Dragic Besides that Durant drama, played well for 14/3/7/2/0.  Hit a couple of treys, a nice sign those could start coming back.  Maybe this is a Dragon-trainable moment…

DeMar DeRozan Nice work, draco21!  Commenter 30-pt challenge picks are here to stay, that was a lot of fun!  In case you missed the Pod, every Tuesday and Thursday in the Pod comments, share your 30-pt challenge picks and keep making Slim and I look stupid since we’re doing awful!  34/5/5/0/0 on 14-26 shooting.  I feel like I slammed a little on DeRozan maybe about November 11th…  Because since then, his last 11 games are 21.8/4.2/4.8, boosting the AST which were 3.3 per his first 9 games.  It’s marginal, but a lot of his other stats are similar, so I guess I’m grasping at straws since his numbers look fine right now…

Bismack Biyombo 6/7/0/0/1 in 25 minutes.  This should’ve been a matchup where he gobbled up a ton of big man stats against the Nugs…

Cory Joseph …instead a lot of small ball, and the run continues for Cojo.  15/4/2/2/0 in 28 minutes, keeping up the efficiency for 6-9 FG (1-1 3PTM 2-3 FT) and 1 TO.  Wasn’t enough mojo to keep from the upset yo!

Kyle Lowry Started mad cold, and well, still shot only 4-16.  “You cost us the game, ball hog!”  Don’t say that him, he may sink his feelings in food again!  At least he got you a rainbow line for 16/6/8/4/2.

Darrell Arthur A King Arthur in an Overrated Toronto Raptors Court!  I feel like that book wouldn’t have done so well…  Sorry Raps fans, that was mean!  I’m still mad Matty made fun of our morning Podcasts, you think it’s easy Podcasting without our makeup on?!  19/6/2/2/2 on 8-14 shooting and 3-3 treys.  Actually had a rainbow line last Saturday as well, which I called the oddest rainbow of the weekend, or something like that.  I think I also said, ya know, the Nugs should be playing their vets all these minutes since there’s not youth to develop or anything…  It’s tough to take any Denver big man right now as…

Nikola Jokic …was reported to “have earned” the starting job, which means 2 games later is playing 14 minutes off the bench.  Malone, you clown!  I’m not owning any Denver big in 12ers for a while.

Joffrey Lauvergne – Including King Joffrey, off a nice 14/10/0/0/1 game.  Mexican Lasagna can remain in the layers of my wire.

Will Barton Yikes, I was wrong to think inconsistency would plague the Bart’s tale this year…  22/4/4/0/1, hitting 7-7 FT and ANOTHER three treys.  I did officially graduate him to “must-own” last week, but that was “much-late”.  Hopefully that one bad game in there last week gave some owners a last chance kitchen (Top Chef is back!  Yes, I watched that while watching the Spurs in background with the lady…).

Emmanuel Mudiay Had 8 AST and 1 TO at halftime, and I was pumped to talk about an efficient game!  Then 1 AST and 2 TO after halftime…  Emmanuel Mudslide!

Nikola Vucevic 16/8/3/2/1, and back-to-back games with the resurrection of the D stats.  Also his most consistent run of minutes this past week since the first few games.  Thanks Skiles!

Aaron Gordon FFFFFFFFFFFF YYYYYYYYYYYYOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUU, SKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILES!  Apparently the 3 fouls were “foul trouble” in 6 minutes, but I still believe they want him to do something over Channing Frye.  Wanna know what ISN’T going to help?!  Magic have won 5 in a row…  Just what we need, a sign Skiles is doing something RIGHT!  My caps button got worn out in the blurb…  Might as well rename that key the “frustration button”.

Andrew Nicholson – Another reason the frustration button got worn out there…  14/2/0/1/0, but more importantly another 24 minutes to Gordon’s 6.  Ouch.  So my analysis right now is if you have all healthy players that are at least doing something, I’m still holding Gordon.  If you have a few banged up guys or any other stashes, Gordon can go.  Nicholson is very blah, pretty ThrAGNOFfy with a streaming-downside of not playing much if you stream him this weekend.

Trevor Booker – A lot of Bookbuzz after the Rudy Gobert injury, and he was a Bookworm.  NERD!  15 minutes of 2/2/0/1/1, so at least shows you the potential if they gave him run.  Minutes are going to fluctuate based on when the Jazz wanna go small, like last night.

Alec Burks 21/5/3/0/2 on 6-12 FG (3-6 3PTM 6-8 FT).  Three-straight good games, and here come the 3s!  Wish he had a few more dimes lately as we’ve been maintaining they’re coming, but 9 in the last 3 is actually a decent improvement.  Definitely a must-own for me.

Tim Duncan – Ageless wonder.  6/10/5/1/3.  Gotta sell the Timmay Tim Tam when you can though, it’s almost worse for his value the Spurs have such a great record so far – fear the DNP-land.

Tony Parker Same for Frenchy, off a 17/7/5 night with the dimes really coming up lately.  If only someone had a positive AST outlook for Parker coming into the season!

Marc Gasol Other than a pair of scrubs going 2-4 and 1-2, Gasol was the only Grizzly to shoot over 50%, on only 11 shots…  Weird…  Give Marcy Marc the ball!  7-11 FG 15/8/2/2/3.  Did have 5 TO, so the efficiency wasn’t all-encompassing, but still…

Mario Chalmers – Remember when that was a thing?!  Then it disappeared…  And now it’s teasing you again!  This is the worst strip tease ever, get me Demi on the phone!  15/5/2/2/0 with another crazy 8-8 FT outburst, but shot only 3-11 and played only 20 minutes.  Meh, still a deep-leaguer or desperation stream to me.

Isaiah Thomas YOU BOYS LIKE MEXICO?!  IT2/3 made the snozzberries taste like snozzberries, going 21/6/9/4/0 against his former Kings in Mexico City, shooting 8-14 with only 1 TO.  If Mexico gets an expansion team, IT2/3 needs to be the face!  The Mexican Pizza Guy!

Kelly Olynyk Who what when where why howwwwww?!  21/4/4/1/0, as Jared Sullinger played only 14 minutes and Amir Johnson was meh.  At least my hate for Stevens has numbed over his consistency of no consistency these past few years…

Jae Crowder Boston Clam Crowder brought his Northeastern cuisine to Mexico for 20/3/6/2/0 and 4 treys.  Had that three game lull last week, luckily he had Fri/Sun games at the end of the week which had me hold onto him in all the leagues I had him.  Won’t lie, he otherwise would’ve been cut.  Thank you, schedule minions!

Avery Bradley Keeping it going, scoring 20 with 4 treys and another 3 swipes.  Been unreal since Marcus Smart went down.  I am kinda thinking this might be a tough line-up to crack for Smart to get back to consistent nice minutes…

Willie Cauley-Stein Eeeeesh, I doubt he will wanna go back south of the border again…  Open dislocation of a finger (owwwwwww!) and will miss 4-6 weeks.  My fingers hurt just thinking about it while typing here… “Well now your back is going to hurt, because you just pulled landscaping duty!”

Rajon Rondo Ejectamente!  Before leaving for arguing with El Referee, 24 minutes of 5/3/8/2/0.  At least he played enough to give you something…

Darren Collison 12/1/5/0/1 on 3-8 FG but a nice 6-6 FT.  Wish he had a chance to stretch his wings a little more with Rondo ejected.  Although Rondo apparently had a little potty mouth, so maybe an NBA suspension is coming.  Free Colly!

C.J. Miles Uggghhhhhh I dropped him in a league to stream since he was getting a little colder.  Given, I was killing it in 3s, so his 8 treys last night didn’t matter much.  27/6/0/1/1, and continuing to love this Pacers Pace.

Paul George Whoa, 4-17 including 0-9 from deep.  Showing some of his old shooting woes from previous seasons. It’s making PG13 owners go ARRRRRRRRRRRRR!

Monta Ellis – Didn’t do much in the first half with a bum shoulder, and decided to sit out the second half.  It’s a “shoulder contusion” and Ellis is typically mad durable, so doesn’t sound too serious.  If he does miss a game or two though, Rodney Stuckey played well off the pine for 17/5/6/3/0 and would be worth a very short-term stream.

Ed Davis Wait, why are the Blazers starting Noah Vonleh again?!  If Mike Malone was the coach, he’d be starting the vet and Davis would be unreal!  22 minutes off the bench for a 6/13/3/2/1 line for Big Ed, with no TO, hitting 3-3 FG, and no FT.  Put him in, Stotts!

Meyers Leonard Off the bench for a very pedestrian 12/2/1/1/0 with 2 treys.  I still don’t get the obsession!

Allen Crabbe Mr. Crabby made the Pacers crabby with 18 Pts on 7-10 FG (4-5 3PTM).  Didn’t do much else, but the Blazers going 18-36 3PTM got a nice home win over the Pacers.

C.J. McCollum And who else could we end with?!  21/5/5/2/0 with 3 treys in a very nice CJ game.  7-20 FG is swallowable with that kind of line.  At least Rotoworld reported on this one

 

I hope everyone had a great week back from the Thanksgiving holiday, and have a safe and fantasy-friendly weekend!  I’ll be doing 3 Daily Notes next week (MWF), so get ready for more caps lock frustration and stirring the pot with McCollum.  Catch ya then, Razzball Nation!

 

  1. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Howdy, JB. How confident are you in Markieff turning things around? He was dropped in my RCL and I’d be dropping one of Bayless, RHJ, Casspi or Aaron Gordon for him if I were to pounce.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: Confident enough to definitely make a move there. Thinking Casspi or Bayless, Bayless if no big PG need

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I drafted MCW, added Bayless after MCW was injured/benched, dropped MCW for PBev, and then MCW played 30 mins a night while Bayless was a DNP-CD. SKIIIIILES!!

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Clyde Prompto: Hahaha, damn you Skiles!

          • Clyde Prompto says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Haha I’ve decided “SKIIIIILES!” is going to be my fantasy-related angry scream in lieu of curse words this season. Flows a little more smoothly than “KIIIIDD!” or “STEEEEVEEENS!”

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Clyde Prompto: Skiiiiiiiles! definitely fits. It’s like “Khaaaaaaaan!” With Kidd, it’s just always “are you fucking KIDDing me?!?!”

              • Clyde Prompto says:
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                @JB Gilpin: Haha I just realized the Bucks went from Skiles, to Larry Drew, to Jason Kidd. There’s no way a team has ever had a more fantasy-unfriendly string of head coaches.

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                  @Clyde Prompto: Uggghhhhh, never been happier looking at that at being a Brandon Knight dynasty owner!

  2. Connor says:
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    Would you rather grab Booker or Koufos? And how do you feel about the TJones Capela situation? Both holds for now? Thanks man!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Connor: Prob going with Koufos. I’m still holding Tjones while hoping to own Capela, but rather own tjones still. So yeah, both holds if you can. Any time!

      • Mackdonald says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Koufos over Booker? really?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Connor: @Mackdonald: Well without context I always answer ROS, and if I were owning one ROS it’s Koufos.

          • Paul says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            If i may I ask, what is the impact of the return of motie to outlook on clint and tjones? thanks!

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Paul: Easy answer is it just makes it more frustrating haha. I think DMO hurts Capela more

  3. Hamtime says:
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    1. Favors pbev for knight Wiggins?

    2. Collison or Hibbert

    3. Lillard favors or harden Brolo

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hamtime: 1. Ohhhh like this one, as long as BLK are OK 2. Totally need based, vacuum Colly 3. It’s riskier, but I’ll take Brolo side

  4. Tim says:
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    ughhh what do i do with gobert

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tim: You gotta hold and stash, frustratingly so haha

  5. Quintero says:
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    Sully was battling DMC n both got into foul trouble, so there is that.
    12team h2h daily, my team:

    PG John Wall Was – PG
    SG Eric Bledsoe Pho – PG,SG
    SF Andrew Wiggins Min – SG,SF
    PF Kristaps Porzingis NY – PF
    C Derrick Favors Uta – PF,C
    Util DeMarcus Cousins Sac – PF,C
    Util Bradley Beal Was – SG
    Util Kemba Walker Cha – PG
    BN Jarrett Jack Bkn – PG,SG
    BN Jared Sullinger Bos – PF,C
    BN Marvin Williams Cha – SF,PF
    BN Kent Bazemore Atl – SG,SF

    Would you guys trade Proz+Marvin+Jack for Tobias+Noel+Mudiay? This deal would guarantee me losing FT and FG weekly, while I’m already punting TOs and planning for the H2h playoff. If he doesn’t like it, would u do Proz+Beal+Jack for Tobias+Noel+Mudiay? Thanks guys!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Quintero: Yeah I know, it’s less about the “why” and more about the “AHHHHHHH”!!!! I was already on the fence with the first one, so def no to the Beal deal. I honestly think you need Porzy blocks, Noel I think bounces back, but still very iffy there. Punting 3 cats is sooooo rough to win with in the playoffs though, I kinda wanna hold

      • Quintero says:
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        @JB Gilpin: U r the voice of reason sir, thanks for the speedy reply!

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Quintero: Hah I try man, as always any time!

  6. Michael says:
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    need help
    I am in need of another pg after ish smith went back to the bench.
    should I drop him for calderon or hold onto him considering the pelicans long history of injuries.
    Should I try trading nerlens noel and Eric Gordon for Isaiah Thomas or is that too much? Should I not panic
    I am in 9 cat roto
    damian lillard elfrid payton ish smith Darren collison
    eric Gordon jimmy butler Robert Covington danilo gallarni Giannis antetekumpo will Barton jermai grant
    nerlens noel Roy Hilbert andrew bout Greg moroe

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Michael: Eesh, yeah I guess I’d take Calderon right now, but exploring all other options. Given needs, in a 10er I like getting IT2 there and a pickup.I wouldn’t panic though, you have a stud and a pretty good PG to hold it down until someone is off the wire or a great trade comes along

      • Michael says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        do you think noel and gallo will pick up as the season goes? gallo has been quite inconsistent with the poor FG%

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Michael: Yeah, I see imrpovements for both, especially for Noel. Gallo is always gonna be like a 42% guy with the 3s, so should be a little improvement.

  7. JG

    Kw says:
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    Made a couple of trades as my lineup couldn’t sustain both Kief and Monta playing well below par.

    Have a couple of offers for AD. Here is my lineup

    Guards: Monta, Collison
    Wings: KD, Wiggins, Porter, Stan Jo, Gary Harris
    Bigs: Biyombo, AD, Capela, TJones, Nerlens, Al Jeff

    This is a punt asst team.

    I have standing offers for AD

    A) Kawhi+Dragic
    Punt assts have me trying to see if I can get one of my PGs(likely Dragic to maximize trade value) + Wiggins and get a shot blocking big

    B) Klay+KAT

    Either way I drop Stan Jo although Otto Porter’s play like he wants to be dropped too..LOL

    I know Klay+KAT makes most sense from not losing out too much on the blocks but man Kawhi and his 1+ BLKs and awesome stats all around and then turning around to get maybe another big (maybe Horford or Gortat+1) for blk support makes it a lot tougher.

    I also do have a Lillard+Dieng too but Lillard will drag my FG with the high volume.

    Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Kw: Lovvvvve Kawhi, but I don’t think A is gonna work, and I like A a little more than B. Lillard one I like less than Kawhi one too… Any asset better than Dragic you can bring in with Kawhi?

      • JG

        Kw says:
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        @JB Gilpin: unfortunately, I tried for a Marvin Williams, Ryno or Middleton but the manager didn’t go for it. Anybof those 3 worth me giving a take it or leave approach? Surprised actually you liked A a little better than B.

        Is it because of GSW potential of benching later on, KAT hitting the rookie wall, Harrison Barnes effect on Klay, all of the above, etc? I figured the 3s from Klay and the blocks addition from both players should help offset the loss from AD. FT and Stls should be somewhat of a wash. I’d likely lose out on TOs.

        Thanks again for all the advice!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Kw: With B, yeah a little mix of stuff, KAT rookie wall is still a concern for me and Klay just isn’t going to be what we hoped with Curry playing like a video game, and yes the DNPs down the road. Kawhi I think is a fantasy anchor, playoff sched hurts him a little too though. Probably holding AD for now, let the value climb like it is, then wait for an overwhelming offer

  8. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey JB,

    Do you like Alex Len or Ronday Hollis-Jefferson for a boards stream tonight?

    Thanks bro!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: I’m actually streaming Len in a league, so maybe a little wishful thinking but give me Len!

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I’ll throw in with Len for tonight too, bro.

        What kind of return would you look for in moving Marc Gasol in a 10 team, no TO, H2H?
        My needs are FG%,3’s, Steals, Boards. In that order.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @OldMilwaukeePounders: Meh, at least we got 2 blocks outta it.. I would want a lot for him right now, honestly not sure if Klay is enough… Maybe Giannis + something?

  9. Maxwell says:
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    Would you trade IT 2/3, derozen, and dragic for lebron,iggy and koufos?
    Pg-lillard, dragic, thomas, collison
    Sg-derozen, klay, burks, afflalo
    Sf – gallinari
    Pf-tristan
    C-whiteside, bogut, Zaza

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Maxwell: Seems like a 10 or 12er, I like consolidating into best player of LeBron and you have plenty of scoring. Enough AST back too, I actually like it, with a keen eye to the wire for more depth

      • Maxwell says:
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        @JB Gilpin: it’s a 12 team league if that makes any difference. Koufos I’d be picking up. I could pick up whichever player you think may be available on the wire or him with hollis jefferson

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Maxwell: Yeah I think it’s worth it getting best in deal. I’d prob get RHJ

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Maxwell: Ugh, revision, I’d look at other options than RHJ just saw his line last night, eesh

          • Maxwell says:
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            @JB Gilpin: do you think thomas, derozen and burks for lebron and dellavadova is better than the trade above?

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Maxwell: Yeah Dragic looks better and better, I do like that one a tad more

  10. .. says:
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    I traded Isaiah Thomas and porzingis for klay and oladipo…good trade?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @..: Yup I like that one, nice work!

      • .. says:
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        @JB Gilpin: are there any concerns with the way klay and oladipo have been so far? And porzingis and it2/3 are looking pretty good out there…I still have a chance to vote against the trade though….thanks!

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @..: Yeah for sure for both – Klay you have Curry going nuts and Oladipo off the bench is a little bit of a hit. But for how awesome he is Porzingis is still a rookie and you have to worry about the grind and IT2/3 is having a little boost with no Smart right now. I’d keep it rollin and not vote haha. Any time!

  11. JB

    Im in a 12 team, 11-Cat league. My team is strong in 3PM but weak in REB. My Shooters are:
    Bledsoe
    Beal
    MaMorris
    CJ Miles
    Lowry
    Lamb
    Covington

    Thinking about offering Beal for Gobert. I can still win 3s without Beal and my scoring remains elite with Wiggins, AD, among others. And when Gobert gets back it gives me a chance to comptete in REB along with blocks when Gobert gets back.

    Should I make this deal?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ebonzieb: Yup that’s a perfect buy low even with the Gobert risk, love that deal for ya!

      • Awesome! Thanks for the feedback. I may even attempt a lowball offer of Alec Burks and Joffrey first! The guy I’m dealing with LOVES Joffrey.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Ebonzieb: Hah well I wouldn’t overpay for Joffrey, I kinda want to avoid DEN bigs right now, Nurk still looms

  12. Heat apologist says:
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    Slim and I pulled off a trade in our money league. Drummond and Terrence jones for some guy named Blake griffin. I don’t know much about him because I get all my basketball information from razzball and you guys never mention him. Rest of the roster is Bledsoe, burks, ghill, pbev, favors, porzongis (of course), KAT, harden, porter, the good Morris brother, Carroll. Hurts the blocks, eliminates the ft drain and I think most importantly gives some out of position assists, which we needed with our guards. How’d we do?

    • Heat apologist says:
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      @Heat apologist: oh yeah, I forgot the most important part of fantasy basketball. The team name. We were bang the Drummond, which doesn’t really work anymore. I was thinking wake and Blake.

      • Ryan says:
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        @Heat apologist: Who is this Blake of which you speak? He is never mentioned on this site, and therefore, must be irrelevant. Giving this trade a big thumbs down.

        JK, I like Drummond more than Blake tbh, but your ft% does go way up, you get some much-needed dimes, and Blake’s high volume scoring might even result in a tiny bump in FG%.

        However, you are getting a lot weaker in REB, BLKS, and STLS. I dunno how I feel about this one. I kinda like it, but I’d probly like it a lot more if I knew you were able to get a good pickup off the wire.

        • Heat apologist says:
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          @Ryan: it opens up that all important stream spot. Seven games a week from a roster spot is super valuable to me.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Ryan: @Heat apologist: Hahahaha, awesome. Yeah Slim and I texted some on it, I like it since Harden+Drummond are making FT% really annoying. You have a lot of REB already, only hit is the BLK to me, which can be fluky. Streaming for some added big man stats can still work, a lot of meh bigs out there can addup some swattage

  13. jonny says:
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    Hey JB,

    I’m still a believer in tjones but I got an offer of carroll for him. Pretty tempting, what do you think? I need the 3s and stls, and my boards and blocks should hold up without him.

    Here’s my team:

    PG: CP3, walker, dragic, m.williams
    SG: l.williams, g.harris
    SF: wiggins, RHJ
    PF: d.green, jones
    C: whiteside, jordan, mahinmi

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jonny: Hmmm Carroll has been frustrating and Jones looked good last night, given Dwight DNP… But yeah it looks like Carroll fits the squad and is def less risky, I like it!

  14. Good STUFF says:
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    Traded my Joe Johnson and Al Jeff for CJ Miles and King Joff ( i have hope…)
    really need more consistent scoring and 3s.

    Since Dragic seems to be turning around…. kind of, would PG + Dragic for my Zinger + Hayward still too much? haha

    • Good STUFF says:
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      @Good STUFF: this is keeper league

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Good STUFF: Oh yeah the keeper aspect makes it make a little more sense, I still am unsure what Joffrey’s career arc will be like with Nurk their centerpiece. Yeah in a keeper, I think I would still hold there, PG I like only barely than Zinger in a keeper, and Hayward is still good and young

        • Good STUFF says:
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          @JB Gilpin: haha thanks for the reassurance. Kind of regretted the trade a little, just wasn’t sure Al Jeff will get consistent usage this year with Hornets going small ball. I guess it’s not too bad of a trade. Right?? Haha

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Good STUFF: Nah, I mean it makes sense for both teams and it’s just complete bottom end garbage in redraft, although it could help that other team

  15. I'm Harden for your love says:
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    What you think about Gay for Irving ?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @I’m Harden for your love: Ummmm, I think Kyrie will be annoying as he’s brought along, I’d probably keep Gay

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan: Hahahaha I hadn’t seen that – AWESOME! Pumped me up!

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Quick question. If I called him “The Poison Goose” would it be a better pronunciation than my terrible English one? I know I know, it’s really poison geese but that would be like calling a band, “The Lone Rangers”. That just doesn’t make any sense at all!

        … Kristaps … Poison Geese!

        • Clyde Prompto says:
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          @Slim: I, for one, think “Poison Goose” is hilarious.

        • Ryan says:
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          @Slim: Bwhahaha I like it! I prefer Poison Geese though. Yeah its plural for no reason at all, but its still funny because it sounds more like the awful ESPN analysts’ pronunciation of his name.

          The best part about calling him “Poison Geese” is that you might get others to pronounce his name like that. I’d die laughing if I was able to convince my co-workers that his last name is actually pronounced “Posion Geese.”

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Ryan: @Ryan: Hahahaha awesome. The Golden Poison Geese!

  16. Pau Right In the Kisser says:
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    Had such high hopes for Gobert this year…ok start and now this…

    Do you think Noah is worth a hold in case of a trade or being inserted into the starting line up later?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pau Right In the Kisser: Yeah Gobert has been annoying, hope he recovers quickly… Depends on the league, 10er prob not, 12er I likely would hold

  17. Principal Blackman says:
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    Would you rather own Klay or Wiggins (in a vacuum)?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Principal Blackman: Yikes. This is a terrible answer, but I’ll say Klay, but on my Wiggins teams I don’t think I would trade him straight up for Klay haha

      • Principal Blackman says:
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        @JB Gilpin: ha! Yeah. That’s kind of how I feel about it. This is for my deepish (not to be confused with deepdish, which is delicious) 13-team roto league in which we don’t count TOs, and FGM and 3% are extra cats. I’m trying to figure out a way to boost my threes and ratios, since my trade of Ryan Andreson for Gortat has hurt me in the 3pt cats more than I supposed it would, although it has helped my fg%, which is still hurting thanks to the combined efforts of Payton and Mudiay. Long story short… I’m trying to find a way to pry allay away from a disgruntled owner, because I feel like even this version of allay helps me in all the right places. But I don’t know who to part with. I think I kind of need Wiggins scoring volume, so I need to find another way to pry Klay away. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Here is my squad currently:
        PG CP3
        SG G Dragic
        G Elfrid Payton
        SF Wiggins
        PF Draymond
        F Kristaps Porzingis
        C Paul Millsap
        C Marcin Gortat
        Util Meyers Leonard
        Util Kosta Koufos
        BN Aaron Gordon, StanJo, Tristan Thompson, Mudiay, and a streaming spot, currently Hollis Thompson

        • Principal Blackman says:
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          Stupid autocorrect. Allay = Klay

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Principal Blackman: Mmmmm deepdish…. Ugh yeah that tandem of PG is tough right now. Let’s see, I think your PG depth is solid enough to bangle Payton plus something. I highly doubt it works, but I’m not a huge Meyers Leonard guy, Elfrid+Meyers and go from there?

  18. Clifford Young says:
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    Hey Jb,

    What do you think about this trade
    Avery Bradley + Rondo –> Klay Thompson

    I gave up bradley and rondo

    Roto/ 10 team/ 9 Cat

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clifford Young: LOVE IT! Especially for 9cat roto, Rondo is really overrated in that format. Sucks to lose a hot Bradley, but I like it a lot

      • Clifford Young says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks for the feedback. I know that curry wont be able to keep up his offense prowess all season, so klay needs to step up! I was thinking that smart coming back might play a role in bradley’s season and thought it was a smarter choice

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Clifford Young: Yeah Klay should get better… Agree Smart should be an unneccasry shake-up with how well the backcourt is playing and Bradley isn’t quite THIS good

  19. Dante Green says:
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    Sup bud!

    I put my Jparker deal on hold. I told the owner to wait first for the result of the Bucks’ game before proceeding with the trade. If he plays well, we’ll push thru, if he does not, it’s still up to the owner if he wants to continue. The reason behind this is bcoz I’m the commissioner of the league. Lol. You know how it is when a league manager is involved in a trade (not that I give a rat’s ass about my leaguemates’ opinions, they don’t matter lol). I already told them beforehand that it’s an LM only veto league and I’m only gonna veto a trade if it threatens the league’s competitive balance and I don’t think my trade threatens it at all. Hey, I went for Dragic, not Knight. Lol.
    Anyway, who do you think among these guys has a better season-long outlook?

    TCHANDLER – started the season strong but hasn’t been the healthiest of players, and Horny’s a bad coach! Playing Teletovic on Drummond, you said! If he could somehow stay healthy and be given minutes… Hmm

    NURKIC – I know you don’t like the Nugs’ frontcourt rotation, but Faried has so far been the Minimal, and Jokic has surrendered his minutes to Lauvergne, so I think it’ll be Nurkic vs. Lauvergne for that C spot?

    SEFOLOSHA – I was kind of surprised that he has gotten Baze’s mins

    GHARRIS – he was playing well before the concussion tho

    BEVERLEY – Ty played more minutes than him the last contest but I remember you saying that he’s 12er roster spot worthy (and a better fit alongside Harden)

    LEN – if Tchandler breaks something from his body and Horny starts playing Len more, can we expect good games?

    I don’t wanna sound brutal but when are these guys going to suffer a dislocated finger?
    Tharris
    Rondo
    Howard

    Haha

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Hah yeah, inevitably there’s always going to be complainers, but I’d rather have people complain than have anonymous votes. Ummm, of those guys I guess I’ll take Beverley in a vacuum, Chandler I do think will be OK once he’s back to healthy. Nurk has most upside, but will be brought along slow. Hahaha, Howard is def the biggest injury risk, right after getting approved for back to backs, gets a DNP rest the next week…

      • Dante Green says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Yea, I like Beverley! I’ll keep a close watch on him and Chandler. I like that Howard gets to play in b2bs, raises the risk of getting injured. Hah

        Your thoughts on Larkin? If Jack goes down, how would you feel about Larkin getting a ton minutes and running the point?

        *Jeez, Dmo is really getting close to returning. Owning Tjones and Capela could be annoying now! I mean if he takes 15 mins from Jones’ playing time that could mean trouble.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dante Green: Hahaha well he got that benching Friday! So brittle… Larkin has looked really good – surprisingly for me since I was never a huge fan – at the eye level the little I’ve watched last few games. He’d be a monster if starting. I think DMo is gonna come along sooo slow though that it’ll take a bit before it impact

          • Dante Green says:
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            @JB Gilpin:
            Tjones’ minutes were under 30, but still produced. But with Howard also playing, Capela expectedly played limited minutes! Are you still holding onto him? I can’t believe the Capela hype is shortlived, just like that! If I could trade him right now, would you like that? And would you drop Hood for Amir?

            Hey Agordon surprisingly played 21 mins!!

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Dante Green: Depends on the league, but there’s so many fringy big men now that he can prob go. Ummm, depends on needs, hood and Amir are close. I sadly dropped Gordon in a few leagues on Sunday, boooooo!

  20. Nont nontiskul says:
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    Is joe Johnson worth picking up in 14ers 9cat roto ?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nont nontiskul: Oh definitely, AST drying up has been annoying, but he’s still decent

  21. JJ says:
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    I’m trying to drop Jeff Green. Who would be a better pick for my squad, Meyers Leonard or Isaiah Canaan?

    Dragic
    Miles
    Gallinari
    Okafor
    Davis
    DeRozan
    Hayward
    Monroe
    Morris (Marcus)
    Walker
    Ibaka
    Gortat
    Green

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JJ: I think you have plenty of boards and FG% looks like it’s close to a punt already, I would get Canaan

  22. Ghislain says:
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    That was some passionate Kawhi stuff right there. Can’t argue with you either. Shame I don’t got him. I do have Gobert though and I’m in a pretty bad situation as a result. I got proposed Galinari and Bogut for Gobert, What do you think if I could change that to Galinari and Danny Green? I mean, there is some injury risk and Green’s been awful, but I don’t know if I can stash Gobert for long without serious complications for my playoff chances.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ghislain: Haha, well that was a true story, so felt I had to share… I’d still rather Gallo over Green, but unless your big men are crazy good I’d probably hold off and try to stomach him as a stash

      • Ghislain says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah I’m just not sure I can survive the stashing…I’m sorry but I don’t know if I get you, you say you would prefer Gallo over Danny Green, but what about both Gallo and Green for Gobert?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Ghislain: OHohohohoho no that’s my bad I misread. I thought you meant Gallo would be swapped out for Green, making it Green+Bogut as the offer. The pair for Gobert… Yeah that would be enough if you can’t afford to stash him, I would do that one

          • Ghislain says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Alright, thanks a lot, I’m might give it a try then.

  23. your mom says:
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    Hey. Monroe and Covington/Matthews for brolo? Roto league. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @your mom: Mehhhh, the injury risk for Brolo has me hesitant, definitely wouldn’t give up Covington right now, the Matthews one is close though

  24. Mex says:
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    What do you think about Marcus Morris vs Sullinger vs Toby Harris? It’s an 8 team league so the waivers are pretty deep. MCW, DLo, Porter, Miles, Barnes, and Dieng are all available. I also have Eric Gordon and Clarkson so it’s tempting to drop a few guys (it’s H2H with 4 waiver moves per week), but I want to make sure I don’t drop someone I shouldn’t. Someone also dropped Jonas V so I could get him but there are plenty of boards and blocks on the waivers.

    Also, do you think there is any validity to a Wall for Lillard trade? I don’t really win assists mosts weeks, so I’m thiking maybe I can move Wall and Gordon for Lillard.

    • Mex says:
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      @Mex:
      To clarify, I have Toby, Marcus, and Sully already… and my team is crushing it so I’m looking at relatively low-risk moves. I’m shallow on Guards (Wall, Wiggins, E Gordon, Clarkson) but I’m stacked with forwards and big men (AD, KY, the Moose, Horford, Drummond, Giannis).

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Mex: I would rank them Harris>Morris>Sullinger, with the latter two droppable. Gordon is close to droppable too in a shallow league, I’d keep riding out Clarkson though.

        I’d be good with that Lillard move! But if you’re crushing it, i dunno if you need to make any drastic moves. Yeah with all that depth up front, no reason to stash JV

        • Lads droll says:
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          @jb Gilpin: woah woah I thought you’d rate Lillard higher than wall? Would someone like Lowry be a better comp these days?

          • Mex says:
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            @Lads droll: interesting, I was thinking of a Wall+monroe for DeAndre and Lowry. With Drummond and Deandre I’ll lock up board and blocks even if the brow isnt playing but it’s a bit too risky for me.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Lads droll: I do like Lillard more, I think I read that right haha… I’d do that Wall+Gordon to get Lillard…

        • Mex says:
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          @JB Gilpin: thanks ya I definitely don’t want to do anything drastic right now.

          Im thinking I should drop sully for mcw and hope he gets more consistent with more minutes. Kidd is going to ship him to China if he doesn’t get it together, he is too talented to be this bad.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Mex: @Mex: Hahaha, yeah the Celtics are so annoying, I’d be fine with MCW since you’re cruising so well right now

  25. Eric says:
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    Thinking of trading for Gobert in a 12 team 9 category yahoo league.

    Would you do any of these guys straight up?
    George Hill, Rubio, or Gortat

    Also, around what value do you think Dragic is now? Haha the other guy has dragic, thinking of packaging one of the 2 above with Porter + Randle or something for Dragic and Gobert.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Eric: Yeah I’d do any of them if Gobert fits a need up front. If you’re loaded in AST Rubio is fine to move. Whoa, def doing the package! Dragic is looking better.

      • Eric says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Haha follow up just in case the package gets rejected

        1) George Hill + Gortat for Gobert + Dragic
        2) George Hill + Gortat + Porter/Randle for Gobert + Dragic + Other

        Which package would you still consider doing?

      • Eric says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I guess none of them?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Eric: Obviously depends on who that other is in #2, I was thinking more you meant one of those 3 options + Randle/Porter to get Gobert+Dragic which would be a slam dunk. But I think 1 would work, it’s a little risky if you don’t have more big man depth

  26. Runfast1 says:
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    You think markieff is a hold over the likes of bazemore, Calderon, Jerami, Thompson, mudiay in terms of value?

    Thank you!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Runfast1: Yeah I think so, Jerami Grant is close and if 8cat, Mudiay is close, but likely holding. Amy time!

  27. draco21 says:
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    Did you see Roto’s blog (Matt Strupp) about wiggins? haha!

    • Ankur says:
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      @draco21:

      Second that. Was about to post that link here! I think they heard your podcast, and doubled down on the Wiggins Hate!!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @draco21: Yeah I see it. Apparently 3s/stl/blk of 1/1/1 in the past however many games you pick doesn’t exist for Wiggins. I get he was fighting through 2 injuries to start the year but I don’t get why they completely ignore his upward trends. Like how his FG% is very much on the rise. I kind of want to do a parody Wiggins v McCollum post, written from the Rotoworld perspective of course. Like for rebounds, Stroup on Wiggins “because of a lack of rebounds (3.7)” vs McCollum blurb “and he’s close to going 4-4 in boards (3.6) and dimes”. So… Why are Wiggins boards a negative but McCollums a positive?

      • draco21 says:
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        @Slim: Being the devils advocate, probs cause wiggins plays the 3? expect more boards from that position? Just an angle on that comparison.

        Also, I predict a Rudy Gay-esque line from WIggins this year.minus about 3 boards. Be great if the FG goes up but I dunno. Wiggs can be a very good FT% anchor tho.

        • Slim

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          @draco21: Yeah that’s reasonable. Although Wiggins has 12 starts at SG (3.4 reb) and 5 starts at SF (4.4 reb). His 5 SF games…

          .459/.773/1.0/23.4/4.4/1.8/1.0/1.0/2.4 :37min

          I would call that a whole lot more than, “he’s not doing much else (points)” – RW

          The Rudy Gay comp is close but Wiggins should outscore him by a healthy amount too, Rudy is well past his shot blocking prime so Wiggins should get him there pretty easily, steals should be a push, I know the FT% isn’t there, yet, but Rudy is down to only 3.3 attempts per game and I have faith Wiggins will finish in the 78-80% range but doubling and possibly tripling Rudys attempts. If I had Rudy and someone offered me Wiggins I’d take Wiggins in any build. Pretty sure Rotoworld would soundly disagree.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @draco21: @Ankur: @Slim: Wow. Sigh. So apparently rotoworld takes the stance that a player’s overall rank(already throwing out an injured start AND it being a small sample anyway) is the be-all, end-all, and then cherry-pick certain stats against another player’s, but never all of them. It’s getting a little ridiculous. They’re just grasping at any stat they can to make numbers say what they want.

            I’d definitely stick with Wiggy over Gay

            • draco21 says:
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              @JB Gilpin: So so ya’ll know. Taking Wiggy over Gay sounds super wrong. Hahahahaha!

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @draco21: So wrong it’s right!

  28. Lads droll says:
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    Told ya Willy B would set you free!

    Who between he, burks and dangelo in a 14cat roto? If you see Russell’s TOs reducing in the future, he may have some nice upside.

    And you still a fan of Capella over mahinmi (who I currently own) or is it all a but messy right now? Ian is putting up some nice multi cat lines these days

    • Lads droll says:
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      @jb Gilpin: lads roll??? Hahaha it’s Lasandro fyi

    • Lads droll says:
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      @jb Gilpin: add aminu, porter jr and Kieff to that first set of rankings. Burks is now taken so no need to include him. If Kieff were playing like Kieff, I’d obviously flip him with Barton in a heartbeat but dang.

      Plumlee, dieng and Davis to that set of centers. Thanks bud!

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lads droll: Hah Barton has been a surprise, love it though! Really like him as a player. Nice point on Russell, I know you hate it, but still leaning Burks for the nice FT%. Yeah I’ll still take Caapla over Mahinmi, but close tho. Hahaha Lasandro autocorrect for ya?!

        Yikes, hard to believe Kieff v Barton is a conversation. I think I might hold! And still Capela over that group for now

  29. Yo says:
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    Trade my Paul George for Kyle Lowry and Tobias Harris?

    • draco21 says:
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      @Yo: Diggin Lowry this year. Personally, I’d do this.

    • Slim

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      @Yo: Yeah I concur. Lowry has been pretty much George’s equal, +2 ass and +1 stl. The Tobias “throw-in” is really just icing. I’m not usually one to take the 2 in a 2-fer-1 but this is a good one.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Yo: @draco21: @Slim: I dunnnnnno, I love George, if a PG need though I think it’s still a trade you’re doing. Apparently Slim is just attracted to Lowry, giving him 2 more points in the ass catagory!

        • Slim

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          @JB Gilpin:

          Option 1. If compared to last year Lowry is more like a -2 ass.

          Option 2. It’s actually a +2 ass of smiting, cause apparently I’m smitten.

          Seriously though. Lowry is in the midst of a career year. According to basketball monster Lowry is ranked 5th overall, George is 8th and that’s with him well above all 3 of his career percents (which I believe won’t last). The basically 1:1 Ast:TO keeps PG13 out of the 1st round discussion for me also.

        • Slim

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          @JB Gilpin: PG13 is basically a punt TO guy only, or a punt assist guy because in order to be competitive in TOs you would have to play down a point guard. That’s fine but then you throw in the extreme volume of what I would call a 42ish % shooter and now you’re basically punting 2 categories. Throw in non-existent blocks and you have a very limited fantasy contributor, and definitely not in the 1st rounder conversation like Kawhi and Butler. I can accept I’m probably alone in this thinking though.

          • Yo says:
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            @Slim: if you’re curious, I accepted the trade. My thinking was Lowry + Harris gives me a lot more value than George + Lawson (who I dropped in this trade). Rest of pre-trade roster below, I was last in FG% and near the bottom in steals and turnovers.

            Lillard
            George
            Wiggins
            Bosh
            P. Gasol
            E Payton
            Gorgui dieng
            Mahinmi
            D collison
            Ty Lawson
            J bay less
            Clint capela

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Slim: @Yo: Hah depends on how you like your ass!

              I think you’re a little alone. The elite scoring and 3s are still things that are building blocks, and he’s been getting even better. Was tearing apart your Jazz last night.

              Although seeing you have a ton of scoring already, well, decent enough, and the needs, I like the trade for you. And you probably brought in comparable scoring anyway

              • Slim

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                @JB Gilpin: Yep that was a good game, but Lowry was better.

              • A Hill O' Beans says:
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                @Slim: @JB Gilpin: I’m curious but, aren’t you the guy Slim who, when I brought up PG13’s BBM ranking to point out that he’d already been a first rounder in prior seasons a while back, told me that he “didn’t believe in rankings”? Now you’re bringing up partial season rankings from the same site to show that George isn’t as good as Lowry?

                I also don’t get how you seem to believe in the career highs in almost every category from Lowry at 29yo – FT%, 3PT%, 3PTM, REB, BLK, PTS, STL (almost double his prior career high in STL and BLK), but you don’t believe in George’s fairly meager career highs at 25yo – 3PT%, 3PTM, REB, AST, PTS.

                I’d agree with JB about the building blocks too. The elite points, 3s, high volume FT%, out of position boards, solid steals are more than enough to build around as a first round pick. You make up the TO later the same as you would for Harden, Curry, Westbrook, LeBron, Wall, Lillard, Cousins, etc. I think you tought me that about building a team. Get guys who are elite in something and make up their deficiencies later. Sound advice.

                This statement, to me, is pretty absurd and the catalyst for my having to comment here, “you have a very limited fantasy contributor, and definitely not in the 1st rounder conversation like Kawhi and Butler”. Really? I give you exhibit A: .002/.049/7.1/2/2.9/0.8/-0.3/-0.6/-1.6 which is the difference between PG13 and Butler right now. Guess which one has almost all the positives? Since you brought up BBM rankings, they’ve got George being worth $8 more than Butler. Sure you can like Butler more I guess, but calling George a “very limited fantasy contributor”? Come on now!

                The trade above was based on needs so I get it, but if I had to pick which guys success is more sustainable for the rest of the year then give me the younger George hands down in this battle.[/rant]

                • Slim

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                  @A Hill O’ Beans: Yeah “limited” was compared to other players in that top 25, and I do believe he’s limited compared to most of them. And yes I’m still taking Butler over George, and Wall and Lillard over George too.

                  The only reason I brought up BBM was in case people didn’t realize how good Lowry has been and when compared to George I think it’s fairly obvious. My big issue with rankings is that for me they have no input on draft order. But when comparing players with different contributions it could possibly put things into perspective, certainly not the end all be all, and easily disputed.

                  All those players you named with high TOs (besides Cousins who is a punt TO guy) give 7+ assists to make up for it. The problem with making up for Georges TOs is that his assists aren’t point guard level meaning if you want to compete in assists you have to add more point guards, aka TOs, whereas for the ones you mentioned you don’t. So for me, one of those cats will be punted. That’s fine and all, just a bit… limited.

                  • JB Gilpin

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                    @A Hill O’ Beans: @Slim: Wall v. George… I dunno. Prob sticking with Lillard though personally, close though.

                    I just don’t want our love limited! Let’s all get along!

  30. Jerry says:
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    Hey, JB! Capela or Koufos at the moment? Thanks and have a good weekend!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jerry: I’ll take Capela. Have a good weekend as well man!

  31. eric says:
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    im just wondering master jb if you would consider dropping tj mcconnell for larkin on a 14 team 15 roster h2h

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @eric: Absolutely! I’m loving what Larkin is doing, especially with the team being so bad. McConnell won’t see big minutes again and there’s an ever increasing chance the Nets start to deal. If Johnson goes, Jack can play some 2 and Larkins minutes go up. If Jack goes then Larkin immediately becomes must own everywhere with a line of about…

      .430/.760/1.2/13.0/3.5/6.5/2.0/0.1/2.5 :32min

      Although I’m going to go ahead and call that his floor. He’s currently 2.5 stls per-36, and career 1.9. I know he wasn’t that kind of statistical player with the Knicks but I’m going to blame that mostly on the triangle offense. The biggest issue though is can he defend an NBA calibur starting PG? I’d say the Jury is still in deliberation.

      • eric says:
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        @Slim: thanks slim for the advice!! one last thing, your thoughts on lawson, WOuld you think theres a chance he could overtake beverly? or maybe traded or will his career be resurected this season

      • Ryan says:
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        @Slim: Wait.. So there is a chance the Nets trade off one of the few good players on their team and become even worse than they already are?

        YESSSS I’m f’ing lovin that KG-PP trade now!!!!! Btw, if they do make some trades, it would have to be for a 2018 draft pick or some prospects that teams would give away for an old JJ/Brolo. But who knows, maybe the Nets will stun us again by making another nonsensical trade?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slim: @eric: @Ryan: Yeah I’m taking Larkin too, at the eye level he just looks like a different player than the Knicks days.

          Wow, I have trouble disputing any of Slim’s numbers there… A better version of Beverley for sure.

          Tough to see that Ty taking back over in Houston, unless another Beverley injury, which is a possibility. I’m not banking on it.

          Yeah the Nets are old and garbage! I slammed all their vet re-signs, so dumbbbbb

          • Slim

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            @JB Gilpin: Beverley for a few more 3s and blocks, and low TOs. Larkin for assists and I’d argue more steals than Beverley, assuming equal minutes. Which we’re close to even without a trade.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Slim: I think Jack gets a little better than the slump he’s in right now, but yeah they’re not too far apart for sure

  32. J says:
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    Hey…what do you think about trading away bosh and gay for cousins and Tobias? Also, is Wes Matthews droppable in 10-team?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J: Sure! You get best in deal and Tobias isn’t that much a downgrade from Gay. Ummm, I would try to hold since we always thought it would start slow, but in a pinch I wouldn’t go crazy if it happened

  33. PT says:
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    would you buy low on holiday?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @PT: Obviously depends on how low, I wouldn’t mind taking the shot at him though

  34. HG says:
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    what’s going on with klay these days?? do you think he will pick it up or should i trade him away for someone like reggie, oladipo or isaiah thomas?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @HG: Easy answer is Curry is going bonkers and Klay isn’t as hot… haha. I’d still hold him over those guys, but Reggie is kinda close, if you can get Reggie plus a sweetener it wouldn’t be that far off

  35. Eddie Rooskie says:
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    Give Duncan to get Giannis?

    • Ryan says:
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      @Eddie Rooskie: Hell yes. If that was offered to you, pull the trigger, and pull it quickly!

      • Eddie Rooskie says:
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        @Ryan: Just wanted to make sure I wasn’t dreaming

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Ryan: @Eddie Rooskie: Haha yeah I would take Giannis too

  36. Kees says:
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    Would you trade Mudiay for Korver (8cat) ?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kees: Mudiay is tough, 8cat helps a lot though… I’m going need-based here, as I think Mudiay could get better and Korver isn’t a huge asset in 8cat, likely holding

  37. nont nontiskul says:
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    would you trade danny green for Miritic ? green been too horrible and no sign of improving ,
    who do you think i should hold on to D. Arthur or Joffery L ?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @nont nontiskul: Yeah if you needed scoring and a tad more upside I would, but Mirotic has downside too. I’d rather hold Joffrey, but I hate Denver bigs right now

  38. Tyler says:
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    Pick 2 for 9cat h2h ros
    Mayo
    Bjelica
    Tyler Johnson
    Stanley Johnson
    Gary Harris
    Galloway

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Tyler: StanJo stands out for upside. 2nd one is harder, I’m taking Galloway I think, even though I know he’s icccceeeee cold. I wouldn’t own him right now in 10 or 12ers though

      • Tyler says:
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        @JB Gilpin: mayo is starting? Think he can sustain the stats? 3s pts ast stl? Jkidd seems to trust him

        • Tyler says:
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          @Tyler: you dont like tyler johnson?

          • Slim

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            @Tyler: It’s just that his minutes can’t be trusted. Even with Deng injured Tyler is a 20 min guy. Yeah he got 30 in the blowout but it looks like an outlier.

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Tyler: @Slim: I lovvvvvvve Tyler Johnson in real life, but yeah when Deng gets back, mins will be tough. Mayo I dunno about once everyone is healthy again, all those guys can be all sorts of flipped around short term – likely owning Mayo first right now – but ROS those are my 2

  39. Theo says:
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    AD for Jimmy B and Vucevic… Would you do it??

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Theo: Sigh… I probably wouldn’t but an argument could easily be made for it.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Theo: @Slim: Yeah I’m not doing it either

  40. Paul says:
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    hello JB Gilpin,

    It’s been a while since my first comment. Anyway, I would like to thank you for the impeccable draft rankings you made last September. I was 3rd pick in a 20-team deep H2H league, Naturally, I got harden. for my 2nd rd (no.38), guess who i got? ERIC BLEDSOE. I remember he was ranked at 18 in your list but in our draft he slipped until 38. 🙂 Also, i got gallo at 4th rd no.77. i am now one of the top teams, only beaten by the the team with that baller named effin “curry”. I really credit my early team success to you guys.

    I hope you continue your honest to goodness analysis and insights.
    P.s. Sorry for the totally unrelated comment..

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Paul: Thanks so much man! We certainly got some wrong, but really appreciate that one 🙂 Not unrelated at all, we thank everyone for stopping by!

      • paul says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        No one gets everything right, right? I think a few errors here and there does not fully diminish the quality of your work. Unless, someone is expecting a perfect draft guide from you guys. That might require godly powers and perfect foresight. Anyway, thanks a lot. Btw here is my roster 15cat 20team h2h

        James harden
        Bledsoe
        Gay
        Gallo
        Duncan
        Mozgov(damn!)
        Iggy
        Brewer
        Olynyk
        Chalmers
        Motie (gamble)

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @paul: Hah, yeah if someone got them all right, they would be a fortune teller and fantasy wouldn’t be any fun… Although godly powers would be fun!

          Damn, that’s looking like a mad solid roster! Your top 5 for a 20er are insane

  41. TheJohn says:
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    can u plz rank output from now till end of season…

    kemba walker
    dipo
    hayward
    reggie jackson

    thanks

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @TheJohn: they are all really close but I’ll go with…

      Hayward, Reggie, Kemba, Oladipo. Kemba v Oladipo I’m not too sure about though.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @TheJohn: @Slim: Yeah I think that’s right, I think Kemba is out-doing Oladipo this year. Had that one 2-16 FG, but other than that, FG% is career best so far

  42. hamtime says:
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    1. traded my favors+tjones for knight wiggins plumlee. thoughts?

    2. when is the best time to start stashing smart? would you stash nurk as well? currently 2nd place (maybe 3rd after this week).

    3. who do you prefer – dragic for nerlens? teague or towns?

    4. mayo, casspi, or tyler johnson?

    • Slim

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      @hamtime:

      1. Close… if it’s a deep league with Plumlee being a hold then I’d take it. Shallow with a good FA pickup, I’d probably rather hold Favors. Eh, I’m not sure though… it’s razor thin.

      2. I’ve added Smart in one RCL and will in another sometime this week. Without an IL spot I’d ive it another week.

      3. Completely need based. Not sure what else to say. Overall I think they are pretty even.

      4. Casspi, Mayo, Tyler. Tyler doesn’t get enough minutes and Kidd can’t be trusted.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @hamtime: @Slim: 1. Needs based to me, depends on big man depth. 2. Another week sounds about right, and I hate everything about DEN big men, not stashing Nurk yet. 3. Pron Nerlens in vacuum, then yeah, other one is 100% needs based. 4. Meh, I would take Mayo first right now, then Casspi, [email protected]Slim:

  43. Devon Vo says:
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    Sup JB. So I posted a comment questioning your high ranking of Wall that you had once again year after year, and lo and behold, he’s doing terrible again this year, far from anything near first or even second round value, yet you always have him as top 10. Just admit that this dude is bad fantasy wise, and that u either have a man crush for whatever reason or are wrong for always having him on a pedestal.

    • J says:
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      @Devon Vo: gonna step in on this one… 28/4/10/5 with only 2 TOs and solid %s: “terrible”??

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Devon Vo: Yeah I’ve been happy with what I’ve gotten from Wall. Percents will normalize and he’s currently career high in 3s, stl and the blocks are back. Ast:TO should get better as he gets more used to the new scheme. Whatever his overall ranking finishes at doesn’t really matter to me. He’s a top 10 guy for me. A few guys ranked higher… Would I trade Wall for Dirk? Bosh? Love? Melo? Deron Williams? Obviously not but they’re ranked higher!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Devon Vo: @J: @Slim: Fantasy basketball is not won/lost in 9cat H2H by overall ranks, we’ve discussed this a million times. You are gaining stats from each player, not accruing players ranks to try and have the best player-ranked team. Also, it’s only been 6 weeks and Wall had a mini cold stretch he’s already out of, small sample

  44. Lasandro says:
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    Looking to trade Bron for Jimmy in a 2 for 2, in my 14cat roto. How far apart would you have these two in ranks right now? Obviously Bron trumps Jimmy in the popcorn stats and his FG% is truly elite. I also like that apparently he wasn’t a fan of Blatt not playing him the other night against MIA which goes to show that he’s not looking to rest (willingly) this early in the season.

    His team has Monroe, Beal, Deron and Batum. My possible second players in this trade could be either Bradely, Gay, Ariza or Tobias. What you think? Or do I go all out for a 2 for 2 to grab his Harden somehow? Look forward to your thoughts.

    • Lasandro says:
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      @ JB Gilpin: Seperately, Colli is trending up. Who are you liking between he, D’Angelo and Barton? Would like to see more stls outta Colli but those assists and efficient scoring with roughly 25min per over the last several games is looking kinda tasty. Hard to imagine dropping my Barton though…

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: Also been offered KD and Pau for LBJ, Gay and BLo. I’d prob pick up Colli or Kieff or someone. What you think?

      • draco21 says:
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        @Lasandro: LBJ isnt even in top 12. I’m not JB but personally, I would definitely go the KD route since this is a Roto League. KD for me brings everything for ya without hurting you anywhere (LBJ hurts you in FT% to an extent and TO, doesnt have def stats like he used to).

        As to LBJ for Jimmy in Roto? Depends on your team but pulling off an LBJ Tobias for Buckets Batum would be killer.

        As to Barton Russel Colli, as of right now I’d rank them Barton Colli D’Angelo. Then probs when Byron Scott learns how to coach would be D’Angelo Barton Colli. Buying the Barton multicat. The guy can just ball. Don’t trust Gallo to be injury free the whole year. When that happens, the thrill would be let loose me thinks.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: @draco21: Yeah I am really liking that KD offer. Pau>Brolo and you both trade away some risk. I’m doing the KD deal.

          Hah, can’t believe it, but I’m holding Barton too 🙂 You were right on that one.

      • Lasandro says:
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        @draco21 @JB Gilpin: Great stuff guys! Unfortunately that wank of an owner renegged just as he was hitting the “send” button – has an irrational attachement to his KD, so what can ya do.

        So LBJ and Tobias for a Jimmy and Batum hm.. will see how that goes. And I’m completely with you on the Thrill love @draco21!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: Boooooooooooooo! Make fun of him and shame him on your league msg board. I’m a little iffy on that Jimmy deal, but it does take out a ton of late season risk

  45. Peet says:
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    Drop Capela for Beverley?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Peet: Needs based but sure, I’m good with that.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Peet: @Slim: Yeah I prob would

  46. Peet says:
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    Is Capela’s spot for streaming now?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Peet: In a shallow league yeah, in a deeper I’d wait it out and see what happens.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Peet: @Slim: Yup in 12ers he can be streamed, so many options popping up – Leuer, Booker, C Zeller, etc etc

  47. tentyme says:
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    12 h2h weekly 9 cat league cappella or drop him for nerls noel….thx for the help

    • draco21 says:
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      @tentyme: Definitely. Run don’t walk. Noel will turn it around.

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @draco21: What he said.

  48. Lasandro says:
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    Stein tweeting that Kieff may have interest from HOU in a trade. Fair to say that would squash any current value he has? And prob any big that would leave HOU and join the starting lienup in PHO would have some tasty fantasty potential? Hell, even motey could be nice there with enough touches and mins.

    • Slim

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      @Lasandro: Yeah Kieff in Houston would be nice. He would leapfrog everyone and I bet play big minutes, of course we don’t know who would be traded away… Kieff’s value definitely isn’t Capela or TJones. Motie is interesting but I don’t trust guys coming off back surgery.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: @Slim: Mmmmm Tjones in PHO! I don’t think they do that though. I dunno, I’m probably avoiding Kieff in your league right now

        • JG

          kw says:
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          @JB Gilpin: would love to see Tjones traded to PHO! He is playing for a contract. With HOU in a “win now” mode, maybe they think Kief is a better floor spacer than Tjones. All speculation at this point but enough for me to not include Tjones in any trade offers

          • JG

            kw says:
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            @kw: Oops..and just like that ESPN reporting that HOU not interested in trading Tjones “at this time”. AKA, they are listening to offers?

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @kw: Yeah I imagine they’re listening to offers, what if PHO got Dmo and two first rounders? Sounds like a lot, but Houston first rounders aren’t too crazy valuable

              • JG

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                @JB Gilpin: could work for both teams. if that’s the case, then I expect HOU to showcase Dmo which means playing time that will eat into Tjones/Capella minutes in the short term…grrrr..have both players too.

                • JG

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                  @JB Gilpin: but if it does happen, more logjam at PF slot with a health-ier MMorris, TJones and some Capella.

                  • JB Gilpin

                    JB Gilpin says:
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                    @kw: Uggghhhhh, well it’d be hard to showcase him without risking he tweeks that back again. But yeah, Morris would be a deathblow to both Jones and Capela

  49. nont nontiskul says:
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    Bosh or Favors for roto ?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @nont nontiskul: Entirely need based. FG% vs FT%. 3s vs steals. In a vacuum I’ll take Favors (shocking I know).

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @nont nontiskul: @Slim: I’m prob going Favors in a vacuum too!

        • Nont Nontiskul says:
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          what do you mean by going in vacumm ?

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Slim: @Nont Nontiskul: In a vacuum means that you have no specific needs in any area. To one team Bosh could be more valuable for the stats Slim mentions, to another Favors

  50. eric says:
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    i have 3 teams for 18 team h2h 9 cats im surprised bayless have been dropped on all of those league. question who to grab bayless or marshall?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @eric: Def sticking with Bayless, surprised he was dropped too… Marshall is in a deep mix of meh guys and I dunno if he emerges

      • eric says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks jb, yeah i was just wondering if i missed out something

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @eric: Any time!

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