What is going on out there?!  Stupid Northern teams…  I can’t remember Toronto ever canceling games because of snow!

Both Portland at Brooklyn and Sacramento at New York ended up getting postponed as this foreign concept of “snow” began “falling” from the sky.  These New Yorkers have no idea what goes on outside of their bubble!  Damn, we got snow, we got fires canceling games like in Mexico City last year…  Game of Basketball: A Song of Ice and Fire.  Well, of course there’s the game missed from all those players, but the blizzard that’s rolling in could cause another postponed game or two.  Basketball all the sudden is as dependent on weather as those “other” sports…  Once all of the inclement weather has blown over and all the games that need to be cancelled have been nixed, then we’ve got the big variable – rescheduling.  And for H2H leagues, that could mean some big changes to the H2H playoff schedule.  We already know Kings/Nets will be March 3rd, but Blazers/Nets will be April 6th, the first Monday of week 24 if your playoffs go that deep.  Somehow both were scheduled right before and after the standard H2H playoffs!  NBA schedule makers are fantasy players…  But any further reschedules could become impactful if they happen March 16-April 5 (weeks 21-23).  It will throw Slim’s incredibly awesome playoff breakdown for a loop!  Seriously though, that shizz is gold…  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy basketball:

Anthony Davis It’s just a little unfair…  12-19 FG (8-8 FT) 32/10/3/3/4 with no TO.  It’s the fantasy basketball equivalent of a perfect game!  Anyone who went with our #1 Brow is suckling the teet of the cash cow!

Tyreke Evans It was a garbage game against the Sixers, yet still rolled up a dimebag.  6/2/12 in 28 minutes, and back to the PG numbers we’d expect while…

Eric Gordon …is back to the awful numbers we’d expect.  I guess 13/1/5 with 2 treys is fine, especially in 25 minutes, but meh.

Alexis Ajinca For the love of junk time!  Dude, I so was going to go with him as a stream option yesterday, but no lo tengo los huevos!  Wait, I shoulda Google Translated that into French…  5/8/1/1/4 in 17 minutes, but only shot 2-8.  Know your range, Napoleon!

Larry Drew II – Started for Michael Carter-Williams, and what’d I tell ya folks?!  He’s awful.  32 minutes of 4/5/2/1/0 with 4 TO on 2-9 shooting.  And against a team without a real PG either!  MCW out with “illness” sounds more like “you’re gonna sit because you’ve been terrible” and he should be back soon.

K.J. McDaniels When there’s no Tony Wroten, no MCW, and you’re starting Drew II, the obvious answer is the bring Killmenow Juice off the bench…  Still played well for 16/4/1/3/2, hitting a trey on 5-8 FG and 5-6 FT in 28 minutes.  That’s better than well!  More minutes, puh-leaze.

Jerami Grant Well after that 8 block redonkulousness, had two straight without swats, then 4 stuffs last night.  It’s like a Grant-block dart board!

Kevin Durant Sat with a bad toe/Thunder playing the Wolves.  They better call the toe truck!  Best/most original joke of the year award right there.

Reggie Jackson Had a nice game, but non-KD aided.  14/2/2/3/0, and a last-ditch sell-high game for deeper leaguers.

Serge Ibaka For the love of the boards!  13/19/0/2/2 on 6-13 FG with a trey.  I could live with this kinda game, Serge!  Hit that glass!

Steven Adams Was questionable with a migraine, but brought the swats!  8/5/1/0/4.  Some deeper-league usability, but with the bevy of big men emerging off the wire, Adams is an asset you can leave on the pine in 12ers.

Gorgui Dieng Choo choo!  Even with Nikola Pekovic starting next to him again, the Dieng Train has left the station!  6/18/2/1/3 and Pek-ing Duck’s usual awefulness hasn’t plagued Gorgui Appartus’ numbers.

Mo Williams – Was it some weird dream I had where this schlub scored 50 in a game this year?  1-10 FG for 4 points, and the rawest of them all Zach LaVine outplayed him.  Mo is questionable for tonight with a hip issue apparently happening in this game at some point – the plight of the elderly…

Andrew Wiggins This one isn’t raw, this one fully cooked baby!  Weird, JB.  Weird.  23/4/2/2/1 and even the impending return of Kevin Martin doesn’t scare me.

Tobias Harris “You’d have to be some sort of she-hole to keep me on the bench!”  Only 20 minutes off the bench for 8/2/0/1/0, as Aaron Gordon started and can start a sushi bar with LaVine.  Dewayne Dedmon played 30 minutes!  Had a double-double (10/10, bad 2-6 FT), but was due to Channing Frye was getting pushed around like the first 20 minutes of Waterboy, so Harris should go back to starting and play like the rest of Waterboy.

Zach Randolph The beneficiary of said horrific Frye D.  24/10/6/1/1 in one of his more complete games since the early years.  T-Dog fa life!

Mike Conley Getting battered more than a chicken strip at Zaxby’s.  Sprained his wrist last night and tried playing through it, ending up with an awful 5/1/0/1/0 line with 2 TO.  No need to panic yet, but isn’t good news.

Beno Udrih – Played fantastic in Conley’s stead for 15/2/5/4/0 on 6-8 shooting.  If Conley misses any time, use-y the Udrih!

Tayshaun Prince – What in the…?!  He’s still in the NBA?!  19/2/5 on 7-10 shooting with a couple of treys in 30 shocking minutes.  Ignore!

Evan Turner He’s bad at basketball, see?!?!?  9/3/4/1/0 in only 21 minutes on 2-7 shooting with 2 TO.  Ok, ok, so he hurt his thumb then came back in, but it sounds like something is funky and he might have something similar to LaMarcus Aldridge.  X-rays were negative, but the legions of Marcus Smart fans might have the big break they’re waiting for.

Brandon Bass – Well, herrrreeee we go again.  Bass for a very respectable 8/7/1/1/1 with no TO, but played only 25 minutes with Tyler Zeller coming in for 14/7/1/0/2 in 29 minutes.  Even with Kelly Olynyk gone, we have yet another annoyance of a C split.  Brad Stevens should do a split for doing this to us!

Gordon Hayward Rainbow alert!  26/6/3/3/2 hitting 4 treys.  I feel like he’s been a quiet solidity.  Kinda like a good poop.

Enes Kanter At least you know what you get!  Forrest Gump would hate his brand of chocolates… 20/6/0/0/0 with 4 TO.  Bleck.

Rudy Gobert He’s like, “I have to sit for this shizz?!”  Monsiuer Elbow for 8/10/2/0/3 hitting 4-4 FG in 26 solid minutes.  The Jazz need more offense so they can unleash the Frenchman!

Dante Exum He’s not the answer for offense…  0/1/2/0/0 missing both shots taken in 24 horrific minutes.  The king of the raw rookies!  -24 in +/- while the rest of the starters were positive.  Yeah, as much as it pains me, I could see Trey Burke going back to the starting 5, even though his stats are emptier than a reality star’s soul (18/0/0/0/0 in 32 bench minutes).

Joe Ingles Australians make for good thieves!  4 swipes, but otherwise wasn’t special for 2/4/5/4/0 on 1-6 FG and fouled out.  StealNOF!

Matt Barnes – Rainbow alert times two!  18/3/2/2/2 and hit a couple of treys.  Continuing to provide some reliability like the business he brings to his local tattoo parlor.

Jusuf Nurkic There we go!  A little better from Jamba Jus for 6/10/1/1/3, but you gotta hit your freebies!  Missed both FT, but held his own against DeAndre Jordan, who played like a man beast this game.

 

Streamers/Cheap Daily League Picks:

Kevin Seraphin (1% owned) – Ballsy alert!  Lots of alerts today…  I have a weird feeling Seraphin gets some good run tonight in what should be a trouncing of the Lakers.  John Wall might have 8 steals just off Jordan Clarkson.

Aaron Brooks (13% owned) – No startin’, no cry mon!  13+ points in 5 of the past 6 and multi-treys in 6 of the past 8 including 17 points and 4 treys last time out against the Heat on Sunday.  The Bulls will need points to keep up with Golden State, plus they may end up sitting Derrick Rose if it gets out of hand… ThrAGNOF!

 

I hope everyone in the Northeast is staying safe and warm (and has power so they can read today’s post!) and we’ll see you tomorrow!

  1. Dante Green says:
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    What’s up with Brad Stevens not unleashing Marcus Smart yet? It’s confounding JB!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Brad Stevens is a fantasy hoops antichrist! Even if Turner is hurt a while, watch him start Phil Pressey or something…

  2. Lasandro says:
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    Great write up brother! 14 cat roto: for great multi cat threes – pbev, Wilson or Covington?

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb Gilpin: r Anderson is there too – think he’ll pick it up again? If he can get 17/5 ppg that’d be perfect for me

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Thanks man! Gimme Covington, till a big fan. Hmmm Covington vs. Anderson… I’ll lean Covington I think Ryno’s ups and downs will keep him from getting to those numbers

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        @jb Gilpin: Graci! Agreed on Ryno BUT you don’t think his usage and role will increase due to the short loss of jrue? I know Reke sure likes to drive and kick a bunch.. It’s doin my head in pickin between the two haha

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Lasandro: Ehhhh, not really, Asik is playing fine which hurts upside Ryno’s upside. I like Covington’s help in D stats

  3. jay says:
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    Points league with only scoring, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks…drop Noel for ryan anderson? Also could drop r Jax or Beverly instead?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jay: Hmmm, Noel seems decent to me in that format, I’d drop RJax for him though

  4. patrick says:
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    collison or rubio?

    • patrick says:
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      @patrick: my buddy is slippin the ranks pretty hard, getting rid of rubio. which side do you take: rubio/nurkic or oladipo?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @patrick: I think Rubio bounces back, I’d take him over Colly but barely. Def like Rubio/Nurk over Oladipo

      • Slim

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        @patrick: Hmph. We disagree. Gimme Collison over Rubio.

        • patrick says:
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          @Slim: he traded away rub. same manager: thinking of offering my monroe/oladipo for bosh/nurk which side you like better? considering playoff sched and otherwise

        • patrick says:
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          @Slim: appreciate it btw!

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @patrick: Slim seems really down on Rubio… Yeah I got ya on the pod but I like that offer!

  5. Jef with 1 f says:
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    What up from Long island…2 feet of snow so far and another foot on its way today…yeahhhh buddddyyy…thank god for snow blowers

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jef with 1 f: Jeez man, well stay warm out there! I can barely imagine 2 feet of snow!

  6. roger says:
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    hey mate thanks for all the work

    Im top by a fair bit and should have top spot sowen up unless something drastic happens and the jrue and kemba owners want to sell to me and i want to know if I should take advantage

    my roster is
    PG Mike Conley, Ty Lawson, Patrick Beverly
    SG James Harden,
    SG/SF Wes Matthews
    SF/PF Draymond Green, Ersan Ilyasova
    PF Paul Millsap
    PF/C Chris Bosh, Al Horford,
    C Marcin Gortat, Robin Lopez, Jussef Nurkic

    i’m guessing the only players you would worth sending away are ilyasova nurkic or ROLO.
    is beverly too much for either kemba or jrue?
    is it worth offereing ilya or nurk or ROLO for kemba or jrue.

    thanks mate

    • JB Gilpin

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      @roger: Thanks for reading man! I think Kemba, even though he’s projected out longer, is actually less risky than Jrue after Jrue missed all of the 2nd half last year. I’d much rather give up Ilya or Rolo for Kemba than PBev. But I like moving those two bigs for Kemba

  7. Bobby says:
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    Hey JB/Slim – so my team could use a few more assists…i’m thinking about offering my Oladipo for his Conley. Solid move or do Conley’s ankle/wrist worry you? Thanks!

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      @Bobby: Nice, love that buy low! And think Oladipo is a sell high. Perfect trade. Any time!

  8. Clay says:
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    Hey JB / Slim,

    Hope all is well on your end! Got some q’s for you guys today, and as always thanks in advance 🙂

    1. Brian Roberts. Is this someone I need to grab at any cost? 16-er, so roster slots aren’t an issue but I suspect the waiver bid for him will be quite intense. What’s your outlook on him for the next 6-8 weeks (projected timeline for Kemba)?

    2. Rank the following for short-term: Brian Roberts, Tyler Zeller, CJ Watson, Grant, Udrih, Ingles.

    I have at least two slots available for TRob (flier with Aldridge’s news) and Exum.

    Thanks!

    • Clay says:
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      @Clay: Also Vogel just said that G.Hill would get “around 20 min” per game. Does that mean Watson would get 32+?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Clay: 1. Nope. I think he’s terrible. 16er though… Hmmmm. Yeah prob is a must own in a league that deep. As starter last year on the Pels, 12/2/4/0.7/0 with 1.8 TO and 1.1 3s. I’d go under on points AND assists. So yeah, not too good.

        2. Ugh. Zeller, Roberts, Ingles, Watson, Grant, Udrih although Udrih would be an interesting start tonight if Conley is out.

        Nah Trob is out for me. Exum, even though bad, is interesting still.

        Not necessarily for Watson. I think it’s a mix and match and Hill plays more later. Any time!

  9. Larry says:
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    So there are a lot of intriguing people on the wire:
    Brian Roberts, Burke/Exum, Payton, Matt Barnes, Nurkic, Len, Mozgov, RoLo, Josh Smith

    Kind of punting FT because it’s quite unpredictable with some of my players:
    Rondo, Dragic, Knight, Ariza, KD, Draymond, Millsap, Favors, Gortat, Whiteside. 12 team 9cat H2H.
    Right now worst players are Rondo and Gortat, should I be making any moves? Maybe Gortat for a PG? I think the addition of Whiteside has made Gortat dispensable. My team is kind of sure to get into the playoffs Thanks

    • Larry says:
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      @Larry: Taj Gibson, Tyler Zeller, Wes Johnson, KJM, Bass also available

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Larry: Yeah lots of good guys, gimme Payton for Gortat. Any time!

  10. Slim

    Slim says:
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    Make up games are POR-BRK on April 6th and SAC-NYK on March 3rd. There is no change to the standard playoff schedule.

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      @Slim: Yup, right before and right after. They knew to avoid the fantasy playoffs!

  11. Wutang says:
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    Hey JB! Lovin it as always!

    A change to the playoff schedule with the weather tonight could change everything about how we drafted and formed our teams – if one team ends up with 5 in one round, it would make some players so much more valuable, and even if thy added an extra gane to some 3 gane teams it could change our views! Crazy stuff.

    Just picked up Langston instead of Calderon…. Damn the Knicks.

    Wondering if you have a suggestion on who I could try targeting with Mozgov? Liking the walking double double, but can’t keep him for the playoff schedule. Might garner some more interest with him playing on the cavs.

    Let me know some opinions!

    You da mannnn

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Wutang: Thanks so much man! So far no changes to the H2H schedule, but could change if any PPD tomo! Nice! I think I woulda taken galloway last week. Mozgov def is a sell high. Maybe Nurkic as a buy low? Maybe Taj Gibson owner doesn’t like outlook for lower minutes?

  12. kisses says:
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    Kemba and Lance were both dropped. Any point in stashing Kemba? Does Lance do anything with Kemba out?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @kisses: Kemba as a stash for H2H playoffs if you’re a first seed sure, but most situations I’d drop. lance maybe a few more dimes, but nah, I’m not a big fan

  13. Frank White says:
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    Wutup JB long time no talk… Hey I have Lance Stephenson off waivers in a couple days. Should I go for him and pick him up or is he a lost cause?? I have Evan Turner to drop

    • Frank White says:
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      I’m really turned off by his FT%.. I’m in a 9 CAT

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Frank White: Yo, what’s up man!? Eeek yeah I’m not a big Lance or Evan Turner guy. I’d stream that spot if you can

        • Frank White says:
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          Thnx buddy

  14. ABulldogs says:
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    Hey guys,

    I looked at Slim’s playoff schedule post. It was really helpful.
    It seems like I will get a bye for the first round.
    If I were to trade Horford, who should I try to target? I am lacking dimes while I can live through reduction in boards and blocks

    Kawhi, Conley, Westbrook, Wall. who will be the best one to target?

    My second question is re: Walker who is dropped in my league. Do you think he can make a presence during fantasy playoff? i.e. should I stash him in the near future?

    Thanks as always

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      @ABulldogs: Of those guys I’d rank them Westbrook, Wall, Kawhi, Conley. Highly doubt you’d get any of the first 3, but Conley as a buy low straight up? I could see that working. With a first round bye looking likely, I’d be fine stashing him as long as it doesn’t hurt ya

      • ABulldogs says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks.

        Conley will still be an upgrade from Horford ya think?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @ABulldogs: Yeah given your needs and possible Horford DNPs the way the Hawks are rollin

  15. J says:
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    Hey JB/Slim,

    12 Team H2H (10 CAT w/OREB)

    Rubio, Oladipo
    GHill, Beverley
    Draymond, Parsons, Carroll
    Millsap, Markieff, Faried
    AD, Sully, RLopez

    More potential trades being made.
    Would you prefer Bosh + Whiteside to Sully + Faried?

    The deal isn’t on the table but I’m having a tough time gauging it. That MIA playoff sched looks mighty fine.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @J: Yeah I like the MIA guys much much more. I might even Whiteside over Sully or Faried and def Bosh over those guys

  16. Miles proudfoot says:
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    Hey man, I need that toe truck to swing by here and bury my car out of all this snow! Would you drop Josh Smith or Langston Galloway for MCW who just appeared on the wire? Im trying to replace Jennings. I’m thinking Smith but that will leave me with quite a few PG’s. Thanks man!

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      @Miles proudfoot: also, although I don’t punt categories, my two worst are fg and to. Therefore, actually thinking drop Langston if I could get MCW who considering the makeup of my team could add some needed value.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Miles proudfoot: Hahaha, man it’s nuts up there, stay safe! Sure would want MCW over those guys. MCW>Langston>Smoove. But yea given your makeup I could get losing Galloway instead.

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          @JB Gilpin: thank you. You know, Im convinced the guy to drop is Smith, especially with TJones returning. Hopefully the waiver goes through, I ironically spent too much on Smith getting him off the waiver earlier in the season.

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            @Miles proudfoot: Hah yeah I didn’t think Smith would be good, but didn’t think he’d be this bad either haha

  17. YOho says:
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    I dropped Nurkic for Augustin, I feel dirty…perhaps I should’ve dropped Plum for Augustin…
    Someone offer me Tyson for my Lawson (that rhymes). Worth it? I’ve been trying to package Bosh and Lawson to get his Marc Gasol, but he won’t budge.
    Heres my team (H2H Keeper One Win):
    Harden, Teague, Lawson, Knight, Augustin
    Kieff, THarris, JJohnson, RobCov
    Bosh, Gortat, MaPlumlee, Whiteside

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @YOho: Haha nah, don’t feel dirty I like that move 🙂

      Tyson Chandler? Nahhhh. A big would help a lot, but I couldn’t do that. Maybe hope DJ has another really hot game and he might think about DJ for Tyson…

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    George Hill is on my waiver but not sure who to drop for him. In a 10 team/8 Cat league and my roster is this:

    PG: Wall, Knight, Dragic, Augustin
    SG: JJ Redick, Kevin Martin
    SF: Antetokounmpo, Wiggins
    PF: Millsap, Noel, Favors
    C: Pau Gasol, Cousins, Gobert

    I’m probably leaning on dropping Redick right now since Dragic and Knight have SG eligibility.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Khen: Yeah I mean hill isn’t “must own” but I agree with you, I’d lose Redick for him

  19. Hamtime says:
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    1. Bwright or mahinmi for desperation add in a 16m/11cat

    2. Waiters or budinger

    3. Drop meeks for: Adams Clarkson vasquez olynyk (stash) Ellington

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hamtime: 1. Mahinmi. 2. Waiters. 3. Ummm, Adams if a big man need, if not maybe Clarkson for the upside

  20. tentyme says:
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    Hey guys in a 12 team H2H 9 cat no to’s would you drop ersan or len for galloway. I picked up dj dropping Nuric 3 days ago so I just grabbed a guard but if galloway will fill more cats than ersan or len then why not have the better player on my team to plug in the utility spot. Thx for your in site on this …

    • JB Gilpin

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      @tentyme: Ersan with a groin injury tonight so he’s out for Galloway without knowing the severity right now. Any time man, what we do!

  21. Hamtime says:
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    1. Was offered Ryan Anderson for my kemba+smart/galloway. Don’t want to help a strong team get stronger. Thoughts? Hold kemba till the end?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Hamtime: 1. What’s your standing, remind me H2H or roto? Probably not doing it though…

      • hamtime says:
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        @JB Gilpin: 16m/11cat h2h currently 5th but really tight race

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @hamtime: Whewww that makes me think about it more… Ya know, I think I’d do it then, make a better team give up a roster spot for a while with no guarantees.

  22. Martin says:
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    JB,
    Got offered his Robin Lopez for my Reggie Jackson in 16 teamer. My weakest categories are fg and TO (I was planning to punt them) but I am loaded at Pg position and need some rebounds and blocks. There are some new rumors about Reggie to LAL. What to do? Wait or pull a trigger? My bigs are Brow, Kieff, Nene, Drey Green nd Brandan Wright. PG: Lawson, MCW, Smart, Galloway, Brian Roberts, Reggie and additional assist from Batum.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Martin: Ehhhh i dunno if Rjax gets moved this year, given the need I kinda like getting Rolo

  23. Know One says:
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    Hey JB, Should I move Dirk for someone with a better playoff sched? I’m thinking Draymond. (Start of our playoffs is week 20, just 2 games for Mavs)

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Know One: Ah yeah that’s a rough opening week, sure I’d get Draymond. Any time!

  24. B-rad says:
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    12 team 9 cat:

    Sweet lou or chalmers ros?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @B-rad: Gimme that sweet sweet Lou! I’m kind a aLou apologist though… But I think it would take a long term Wade injury to flip flop

  25. Quintero says:
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    Easy one for you guys.

    Exum, Clarkson or Ellington?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Quintero: Whew, glad I didn’t get ya til Lakers was over! Ellington, Clarkson, Exum with very very very small gaps between

      • Quintero says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks JB!

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