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

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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