Wow, how good is Russell Westbrook? Two nights after dropping 40 points and 14 assists against the Grizzlies, Westbrook scored 43 points, 8 assists, and 9 rebounds on Wednesday. The Thunder controlled the game, but never really put the game out of reach for the injury-riddled Pelicans. Whenever the Thunder needed a basket, Westbrook had no problem getting to the hoop or finding the open man. My only knock on Westbrook’s game is the turnovers, but when you’re posting near triple doubles every night, you’re allowed to turn the ball over as much as he does.

Now his stats are inflated a little because Kevin Durant has been sitting with a hamstring injury, but Westbrook is still a top 10 talent even with Durant in the lineup. Should Durant leave the Thunder next season (to go to, say, the Wizards!!!), Westbrook would enter my top three, along with Steph Curry and Anthony Davis.

Now onto the other notables from Wednesday night:

Enes KanterSteven Adams, who Russell Westbrook for some reason dressed up as for Halloween, was very ineffective (0 points, 2 rebounds in 11 minutes) so Kanter exploded for 24 points and 14 rebounds off the bench. Averaging around 20 minutes a night and less than 1 block per game, I think Kanter is owned in too many leagues. Maybe you can try and sell high after this explosion. 

Ryan Anderson – While Westbrook was carrying the Thunder, Anderson was doing his best to keep the Pelicans close. He knocked down 4 threes, on his way to 30 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists. Anderson will continue to carry the load with Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday, and Tyreke Evans ailing.

Evan Fournier – Fournier continues to deliver for fantasy owners: 26 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, and 5 threes. He also hit a big time three for the Magic with 3.1 seconds left to get the win in overtime. This was all done despite having missed practice earlier in the week for a fever. I still think that his play will come down to earth a little bit, but he should continue to be one of the biggest surprises of this early season.

Elfrid PaytonThe Weeknd’s twin can’t feel his face, after dropping 24 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, and 4 steals last night. Owners expect the all around contributions from Payton, but the scoring was an unexpected surprise.

Victor Oladipo – Appearing in his first game since sitting out two games for concussion symptoms, Oladipo wishes that he just sat this one out too. He was a miserable 0-6 from the field, on the way to 1 point, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists. Maybe he tried to come back too early.

Karl-Anthony Towns – Towns put up a monster double-double with 21 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 blocks, including a block on Tobias Harris as the buzzer sounded in regulation. It’s already his 8th double double of the season. Hope you picked the right rookie to invest in this season in fantasy.

Ricky Rubio – Good to see Rubio play back to back games, after missing 4 games due to a hamstring injury. He put up a double double, but without the points: 12 rebounds, 12 assists, and 8 points. With Rubio back, it pushed popular waiver wire pickup, Zach LaVine, to the bench. Fortunately for owners, he was still able to contribute with 14/3/3. I’ll need to see a few more games like this before I fully believe that they can coexist together.

Andrew Wiggins – Wiggins continues to pile on the points, with 28 points, including 12-14 from the free throw line. It was his 4th straight 20-point game, but fantasy owners would like to see a little more production across the board to complement the scoring.

Nicolas Batum – Batum bounced back from a poor night on Tuesday (4 points and 6 rebounds) to post 24 points, 8 assists, 2 blocks, and 3 threes.

Kemba Walker – Owners won’t like the 5-10 from the free throw line, but with 18 points, 7 assists, 7 rebounds, and 3 threes, owners shouldn’t complain too much.

Marvin Williams – Owners are starting to drop Williams (down to 57% ownership in leagues), but I think that’s a mistake. He’s averaging almost a steal, block, and three a game and bounced back on Wednesday to post 14 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, and 2 threes in 36 minutes. He’s not the sexiest name, but should be owned in more leagues.

Jarrett Jack – Another underrated fantasy player, Jack put up 16 points, 9 assists, and 8 rebounds for the Nets. That marks the 4th straight game that Jack has dished out 8+ assists. He’s a guy that I would target if your team needs assists. His asking price shouldn’t be too high and he doesn’t have much competition for minutes.

Thaddeus Young – Owners may have been worried about his wrist, after undergoing an X-ray after falling hard on it in Tuesday’s game. Everything checked out and it didn’t look like it bothered him much on Wednesday, as he shot 11-17 from the field en route to 27 points and 8 rebounds.

Jerami Grant – Grant posted 13 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 blocks for the 0-12 76ers. He’s reached double figures in scoring in 6 of the last 7 games and has been a beast at blocking shots (1.5 per game). Also, Grant’s minutes have roughly stayed the same, despite the 76ers getting Robert Covington back from a knee injury. At only 7% ownership, Grant should be picked up in deeper leagues.

Nerlens Noel – Inconsistency is expected out of young players, but I just don’t get what’s going on with Noel this season. He’s been alternating great games with terrible ones. Here’s his last four games:

13 points, 11 rebounds, 2 steals, 0 blocks

6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 0 blocks

12 points, 12 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block

2 points, 3 rebounds, 0 steals, 0 blocks

I guess he should be good for a double double in the 76ers’ next game against the Hornets on Friday.

Paul George – A lot has been written on George already this season so I’ll keep it short. He led the Pacers with 34 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals, and 5 threes. He’s really, really good.

Chase Budinger –Budinger took advantage of the blowout, receiving 31 minutes and providing 15 points and 6 rebounds. It will be very hard to predict who will explode, but bench players will receive more minutes whenever they play the 76ers, as coaches rest their starters.

Zaza Pachulia – I wrote about him last week, but I’ll just remind owners that he’s available in 48% of leagues. Receiving around 30 minutes a night, he double doubled again with 14 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 block.

Dirk Nowtizki – He’ll be rested from time to time due to his age, but he’s still solid when he plays. 23 points, 7 rebounds, and 1 three for the German big man.

Avery Bradley – Looks like Bradley has overcome his calf injury. Despite coming off the bench on Wednesday, he posted 18 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals, and 3 threes. He should be picked up in all 12+ team leagues where he was dropped.

Jared Sullinger – He’s been rejuvenated, ever since he was reinserted into the starting lineup. Sullinger provided 18 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 assists for the Celtics on Wednesday. That’s now double digit rebounds in 5 out of the last 6 games. Only owned in 74% of leagues, Sullinger is a must add as long as he’s starting for the Celtics.

Rajon Rondo – The one-year contract is looking like a great move for Rondo. After posting 12 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists against the Hawks, that’s now 4 triple doubles in the last 6 games. Now if he could only shoot better than 35% from the free throw line!

DeMarcus Cousins – Cousins has been dominant since coming back from his Achilles strain, with another strong game: 24 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 assists. He only made 1 three last night, but Cousins has really made the three pointer a part of his game this season. He’s already made more threes this season than he has in all other seasons combined.

Paul Millsap – 23 points, 16 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocks. The only thing he didn’t do was hit a three pointer!

Dennis Schroder – Starting for Jeff Teague, Schroder posted 22 points, 6 assists, and 3 threes. Teague isn’t expected to be out too much longer, as he was able to workout during pregame warmups. Even when Teague returns, Schroder can still contribute off the bench.

Allen Crabbe – Crabbe exploded for 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 threes off the bench in 39 minutes for the Trail Blazers. However, just like the STD, no one wants Crabbe and he should remain on waiver wires.

Al-Farouq Aminu – Minus the assists, Aminu has been producing Batum like numbers for the Blazers each night. Last night was more of the same: 16 points, 15 rebounds, 2 threes, and a block and steal.

C.J. McCollum – Most improved player of the year? So far it’s looking like it. He continued his development this season with 19 points, 6 assists, 3 rebounds, and 3 steals.

James Harden and Dwight Howard– After a coach is fired, it’s pretty common to see the team rebound. The Rockets started the game sloppy, but were able to rebound and get the win over the Blazers in OT, led by James Harden. He posted 45 points (11-29 from the field, 4-15 from 3, and 19-20 from the line), 11 assists, 8 rebounds, and 5 steals. 26 of Harden’s 45 points came in the 4th quarter and overtime. While Harden was shooting, Howard cleaned up the glass with 19 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 7 points. Maybe the firing will spark the Rockets to play better.

Nikola Jokic – Jokic came out of nowhere to post 23 points, 12 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 2 steals in 32 minutes off the bench. A 20-year-old rookie, Jokic should remain on waivers, but is someone to watch if Mike Malone starts playing him 20+ minutes a night (he received only 1 minute in the previous game).

Tim Duncan and Tony Parker – While it was the young rookie for the Nuggets, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker proved that the old guys can still ball. Duncan posted 12 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists, and 6 blocks, while Parker scored a season high 25 points and 9 assists. Parker has been playing much better lately and is worth the pickup.

Luis Scola – What’s Scola’s deal with playing well on Wednesdays? Following up last week’s 21-point game, Scola scored 22 points with 5 rebounds against the Jazz this week. The 3 games in between: a combined 18 points. Weird.

Kyle Lowry – Lowry continues the great start to the season with 20 points, 6 assists, 3 rebounds, and 3 steals.

Derrick Favors – Favors dominated the Raptors’ big man, en route to 18 points and 11 rebounds. If only Rudy Gobert (7 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 blocks) could bounce back from his ankle injury to deliver consistent games like Favors.

Gordon Hayward – Hayward is off to a slow start to the season, but was able to contribute 17 points and 7 rebounds last night. Buy low while you still can.

Jimmy Butler – No Derrick Rose? No problem. Butler took over for the Bulls, scoring 32 points (11-23 shooting) with 3 threes, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists. Rose’s ankle is still sore so Butler should have at least another night or two of dominating touches on offense.

P.J. Tucker, Eric Bledsoe, and Brandon Knight – The Suns had three starters score 20+ points, but got very little production elsewhere. Tucker exploded for 20 points and 7 rebounds, while Bledsoe (21 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds) and Knight (23 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds) posted their usual lines.

  1. Scaramanga says:
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    Offered this in 10 cat (Minutes PG is extra cat), deep 8 team league:

    My Bogut,Ryan Anderson, and Covington
    for
    His Gallinari, Lamarcus Aldridge, and Marcus Morris

    My gut instinct is to take it. Team listed below:

    PG: Lowry, Teague
    SG: McCullom, Korver
    G: Mo Williams
    SF: Gay, Kobe
    PF: Ibaka, Ryan Anderson
    C: Gobert, Gortat, JV
    UTIL: Alec Burks

    Bench: JR Smith, Bogut, Covington

    • ByeFelica says:
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      @Scaramanga: your gut tells you things?

      My brain tells me what is he waiting for, he’s robbing the other owner blind.

      • Peter Kap

        Peter Kap says:
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        @ByeFelica: I’d definitely take the Gallo/Aldridge/Morris side no question.

        • Scaramanga says:
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          Thanks. It was one of those things that seemed so obvious that I became extremely confused.

          Also, I was listening to my gut, which speaks to larger cognitive/processing issues.

          Right now, my gut says I should have eaten breakfast before drinking three cups of coffee.

    • Matt says:
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      @Scaramanga: This trade makes no sense to any body part(s). I probably would do the trade for LA alone. Def with LA and Galo, but throwing in Morris. Is someone going into tank mode already?

  2. Jordan Wolfhope says:
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    I get Towns and Teague
    I give Gay McCollum and Clarkson

    8 team h2h 8 cat league with 16 man rosters needed to make room for durant and kyrie(hopefully sooner than later) also made me room for burks and already get all kinds of 3s and points. needed ast steals blocks and some rebounds what do you think.

    • Matt says:
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      @Jordan Wolfhope: Wow that’s an excellent trade. Congrats.

    • ByeFelica says:
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      @Jordan Wolfhope: id be pissed if that went through in my league.

      • Peter Kap

        Peter Kap says:
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        @ByeFelica: You definitely gain help in those categories by condensing 3 players into 2. I think the trade is a little more balanced than the other commenters have said, but I’d definitely want the Towns/Teague side. Teague’s injury doesn’t concern me longterm.

  3. Ryan says:
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    Got offered anthony davis for my millsap and terrence jones, what is your opinion? H2H 9 cat 10 teams

    Pg- kemba, bledsoe, elfrid
    Sg- harden, jimmy butler, george hill
    Sf- batum, ariza
    Pf- draymond, millsap, terrence
    C- Noel, Ibaka

    • Matt says:
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      @Ryan: I don’t see why you wouldn’t do this. He’s not badly injured and could play as early as Friday. The reward greatly outweighs the risk. To note, Millsap is no guarantee to play all year either.

    • ByeFelica says:
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      @Ryan: how did you manage to get butler,harden,millsap, dray, Noel, & Iblocka on the same team?

      • Ryan says:
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        @ByeFelica: I drafted all of them except for Iblocka, which I traded mi gortat and wiggins for. Im in a new league, 5 are newbies, which explians my solid team. Plus im pairing harden with the brow, how crazy is that?

        • Matt says:
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          @Ryan: I don’t see how you can lose this league.

        • ByeFelica says:
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          @Ryan: You don’t even need AD to win this league. But whatever, i wouldn’t even think about it. Your getting the best big in fantasy for millsap. What are you waiting for considering JB had him #1 overall for the past 2 years

          • Matt says:
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            @ByeFelica: I’d like to see the draft results for this league. Did Kobe go 2nd?

            • Peter Kap

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              @Matt: Yes, I’d take the Anthony Davis side and not really think about it.

  4. ByeFelica says:
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    Russell Westbrook is the best PG in the league.

    • Matt says:
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      @ByeFelica: There’s a guy in Oakland that disagrees.

      • ByeFelica says:
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        @Matt: he can disagree all he wants. Curry is great dont get me wrong. He’s just not as athletic as Russ. Westbrook put up ridiculous numbers last year without Durant. Historic numbers.

        • Peter Kap

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          @ByeFelica: I think you can make arguments for both players. Either way, they’re both fun to watch. However, only one has a ring.

          • Matt says:
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            @Peter Kap: That and an MVP award. I know, I know his team is better yada yada yada, but he didn’t win when Harden was there.

          • ByeFelica says:
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            @Peter Kap: I’m just a hater of anything GSW. haha

  5. Fella says:
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    RoLo just hit the wire. Bjelica is not doing much at all Whats your take on both, and is one of them worth owning over the other for the long term?

    • ByeFelica says:
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      @Fella: forget rolo. Has to be better options on waivers unless this is a 20 teamer

      • Fella says:
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        @ByeFelica: 12 teamer.
        Bazemore, Joffrey Lauvergne, TJ McConnell, Luol Deng, Cory Joseph, Amir Johnson, and Nurkic are all FA.

        • Peter Kap

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          @Fella: Not knowing what stats your team needs, Kent Bazemore would be my top waiver wire addition.

          • Fella says:
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            @Peter Kap: Baze over Bjelica eh?

            • Peter Kap

              Peter Kap says:
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              @Fella: Yes

              • Peter Kap

                Peter Kap says:
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                @Peter Kap: Just realized that Bazemore will miss some time with an ankle injury so McConnell would be my top add until Bazemore gets healthy.

  6. Mikey Boy324 says:
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    Should I drop Aaron Gordon for Elyaslova?

    • ByeFelica says:
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      @Mikey Boy324: meh, as a Gordon owner i think i would hold unless you’re falling behind in the standings. Depends on league size. In a shallow league i think i would cut bait. You can always pick him back up if you need to when/if he starts getting run.

      • Peter Kap

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        @ByeFelica: I’m not sure what the interest in Ilyasova is. If you’re frustrated with Gordon’s inconsistency or lack of minutes, than Ilyasova isn’t going to be much better. He’s getting more minutes, but has only scored double digits in 4 of his last 11 games. Unless you need threes, I’d hold onto Gordon or look to see what else is on the waiver wire.

  7. Lawson says:
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    Hi man,

    What do you think of adding Jerami Grant to my team? I just dropped Stauskas for Gary Harris but Grant could also make sense. The team (14 team league) is Lillard, Schroder, Mudiay, Bledsoe, Bayless, Danny Green, Harris, Joe Johnson, Jeff Green, TJones, Aaron Gordon, Ibaka, Bosh will be replaced by Vucevic and Nurkic…

    Thanks!

    • Matt says:
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      @Lawson: Unless you plan on punting blocks (but that would make Ibaka pointless on your team) I would grab Jerami. He will help you in that. Harris wouldn’t really add much value to your team.

    • ByeFelica says:
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      @Lawson: You missed out on his production for 2 weeks when Covington was out. Now he’s back and should reclaim starting mins shortly. But i don’t see any reason why i wouldn’t add him over sauce or Harris.

      • Lawson says:
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        @ByeFelica: So you do see Grant as a good pickup for my team.
        Another interesting option could be Henson, he has potential to contribute blocks rebs and some points. Jeff Green or Bayless could also be dropped. SInce you talked about punting blocks… I guess you dont trust on Vucevic mantaining his current numbers in blocks??

        Thanks again

        • Peter Kap

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          @Lawson: I think dropping Stauskas is the right decision. He’s in a shooting slump and doesn’t offer much when he’s not hitting threes. Harris is a fine pickup, but he doesn’t offer much upside. You already have a bunch of guys that do basically the same thing as Harris in both Greens, Johnson, and Bayless. Jerami Grant’s blocks are very valuable out of position and look to be a stat that you need more of. I would ride out Bayless while he’s on his hot streak and pick up Grant instead of Harris.

          • Lawson says:
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            @Peter Kap: Better Jerian Grant than Ezeli, Adams or Henson?

            • Peter Kap

              Peter Kap says:
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              @Lawson: Yeah, I’d rather have Jerian Grant. Bogut is an injury risk so if he were to go down again, then I would scoop up Ezeli.

  8. Scott says:
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    OK, suppose it’s between Kanter, Cauley-Stein, and Clint Capela. Which would you take?

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @Scott: I’d probably go Kanter. He’s getting the most minutes of the three right now. Cauley-Stein has seen his minutes decrease a lot recently and Capela is only worth owning when Howard is sitting. I think Cauley-Stein and Capela offer more long term potential, but for the time being grab Kanter.

  9. Lawson says:
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    So you do see Grant as a good pickup for my team.
    Another interesting option could be Henson, he has potential to contribute blocks rebs and some points. Jeff Green or Bayless could also be dropped. SInce you talked about punting blocks… I guess you dont trust on Vucevic mantaining his current numbers in blocks??

    Thanks again

  10. I'm Harden for your love says:
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    I’m about to give up on fantasy basketball… Look at my team and tell me how I am 2nd last in my league. Sure its a 10 team keeper league so the squads are a little more stacked then usual leagues, but come on!!! When I drafted I thought that all I would have to do is sit pretty and watch the wins come my way but it hasn’t been the case. I don’t think I’ve had one full week with out a handful of injuries and a lot of my guys are off to a super slow start ( I’m talkin to you Hayward and CP3 and Anthony Davis). I seeing players like, Otto Porter, Will Barton, Fourier, Marcus Morris being picked up from the wire and I feel like im losing out on all the available talent.
    Payton is on the wire and I badly want him but I can just drop one of my players so but I know Paytons going to do his thing at the end of the end again and I want in. I could really use your help is finding a suitable 2-for-1 packages with Collision? Do you have any suggestions on a who I could add with Collision and what players should I be targeting as a trade partner.

    Anthony Davis
    Paul George
    Chris Paul
    Gordon Hayward
    Rudy Gay
    Reggie Jackson
    Terrance Jones
    Greg Monreo
    Chandler Parsons
    Nicolas Batum
    Paul Gasol
    Darren Collision

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @I’m Harden for your love: It will be tough to trade Collison with him being only one game back from a hamstring injury. Same goes with Parsons, since he’s been on a minutes restriction and hasn’t done much.

      Maybe you can pair Collison and Parsons for somebody like Kemba Walker, Brandon Knight, or Isaiah Thomas? Or maybe Terrance Jones and Collison for Nerlens Noel? Not saying that owners would necessarily accept these trades, but those could be good places to start.

    • Matt says:
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      @I’m Harden for your love: Injuries my man. Just give it time, your team will move up the standings in no time once everyone is healthy and continues to improve.

  11. jonny says:
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    Drop stanjo, RHJ for grant?

    • jonny says:
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      @jonny:
      Bjelica and dieng also available in the wire

      • Peter Kap

        Peter Kap says:
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        @jonny: For Jerami Grant, yes I would drop RHJ. Johnson still has upside, but I don’t see RHJ doing much this season. Bjelica and Dieng are eating into each other minutes, limiting the value of each so I’d go Grant for now.

  12. Scott says:
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    Marvin Williams over CJ Miles or Zach LaVine?

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @Scott: Yes. Marvin is starting and averaging close to 1 steal/block/three a game. That’s worth owning more than Miles’ empty scoring. Jordan loves his UNC guys so I see no reason why Williams won’t keep playing. Now if Rubio goes down for a long time, then LaVine becomes much more interesting.

      • I'm Harden for your love says:
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        @Peter Kap:

        By Yahoo standards Marvin is currently playing inside the Top 50. You think that he says this ways?

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

          So far he’s playing like Draymond but with less ast and steals but better ft% and ZERO TO’s

          • Peter Kap

            Peter Kap says:
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            @I’m Harden for your love: I don’t think he stays in top 50, but should be top 100 at the very least.

  13. charlie says:
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    Can I drop Willie Cauley Stein??

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @charlie: In 10-12 team leagues, yes I would drop him. If it’s a dynasty or much deeper league, then I’d be looking to hold onto him.

  14. jose greco says:
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    hey yall, looking for some trade feedback, 8cat roto, currently 1st place.
    I was offered Nerlens, Vucci mane, and Rudy Gay for
    Drummond /dirk I gotta take it right?
    Somehow in 4th FT%, with drummy, gobert and tjones on my roster which doesnt seem sustainable, plus I have KD, so could be a big category grab for me. Love Drummond, but was thinking Id have to move him at least halfway through the season to try and save FT. eh boiy

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @jose greco: Yes, I would do that deal. You lose a little FT% by trading away Dirk (since Noel and Drummond kind of cancel each other out), but Vuc and Gay should help.

  15. NYFantaC says:
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    Whiteside/Jeff Green -or- Gobert/Faried 16-Team H2H 11Cats (DD’s and TW)

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @NYFantaC: Despite Gobert’s slow start, him and Whiteside are pretty close in value. I’d go Gobert/Faried since Faried is the better fantasy player and potential double double threat than Green.

  16. Brian says:
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    Please help as big trade.

    I was offered Dragic, Beal, A.Davis, and Okafor for my Wall, Gay, Gobert, and McCollum

    My Team:
    G: Wall, Rubio, Mccullum, Pope, Clarkson, Wiggins, C.Joseph
    F: Gay, T.Jones, Crowder, Bjelica, Covington
    C: Drummond, Gobert, Jokic

    Seems like a lot to give up. I thought about trying to pull Wall and Okafor out, but then I doubt he does it. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

    • Peter Kap

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      @Brian: I think it’s wise to get a top player like Davis, but I agree that you’re giving up a little too much. Davis is the best player of the deal, but Wall/Gay/Gobert are the next three best players.

      McCollum is doing exactly what Beal can provide so you take them out and I don’t see why you would make that trade. Okafor is a little overrated in my opinion too.

  17. Vinh says:
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    Hey there,

    Chalmers, Jeff Green, Bradley, Sullinger, and JR are all waivers/FA’s in my 12 teamer 9 cat H2H

    Was wondering if I shud drop any of these cats for the above and have a real tough time deciding:

    Starvin Marvin, Payton, Cov, Kieff, Rubio, Burks, Clarkson. Thanks!

    • Peter Kap

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      @Vinh: I think I prefer all the guys currently on your roster, but since there’s so many decent guys on waiver, maybe do a 2-for-1 trade to free up a roster spot to grab Sullinger or Bradley.

  18. Joe says:
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    Would you hold T-Jones over Amin?

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @Joe: Yes, I’d keep Jones over Aminu mainly for the shot blocking, but they’re not that far off in value.

  19. Ralph says:
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    How would you rank ROS: Harrison Barnes, Powell, Aaron Gordon and Zaza? Thanks.

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @Ralph: Barnes, Zaza, Gordon, then Powell

  20. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    You couldn’t be more right about the “no Derrick Rose means more Jimmy Butler” part. Which adds insult to injury for me since I own Rose and my opponent this week owns Butler. You can come back soon enough Derrick!

    • Peter Kap

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      @A Hill O’ Beans: That’s some tough luck. Butler might be guarding Curry tonight so maybe that tires him out for offense. We’ll see.

  21. JW says:
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    drop A. Gordon for Bazemore or Ish Smith? My team in 12-team 9 cat:

    PG: Wall, Burks, Clarkson
    SG: Hayward, Covington, Caldwell-Pope
    SF: Wiggins, Marv. Williams,
    PF: Millsap, Faried, Gordon
    C: Valanciunas, Nurkic

    • Peter Kap

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      @JW: Bazemore is hurt so I’m not sure when he’ll be back. Hopefully soon, but I’d pick up either for Gordon in the meantime. Gordon needs more minutes to be an effective fantasy player.

  22. Jordo says:
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    Is it time to drop Bjelica, or should I hold on to him for the upside? He’s deep o. My bench, but wondering if I should grab up Casspi, even JHill. I need to improve on REBs.

    • ByeFelica says:
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      @Jordo: drop em if you need to stream the spot to win the week. H2h is in flux. There’s always other guys to plug n play. No idea what size league this is but if it’s 12 or smaller u do what u gotta do..

      • Peter Kap

        Peter Kap says:
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        @ByeFelica: Yeah I would use Bjelica’s spot for streaming. That’s what I’ve been doing in my head to head leagues. Based on which category I’m losing on Wednesday, then I grab what I need off waivers for the rest of the week to help catch that category.

  23. Kevin says:
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    10-team, 9 cat H2h weekly Team.
    Dragic, Hill, Beal, Covington, Aminu, Porter, Lopez, Cousins, Gobert, Lowry, Powell, McCollum, Barton, Clarkson, Valanciunas.

    Should I keep Covington and his bum knee? What about Dragic’s horrid start? Who to cut for what?
    There’s Bazemore, Lamb, Bradley, Miles and I.Smith are on the wire.

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      @Kevin: Of those guys, Covington or Powell would be the guys that I would consider dropping. Bazemore is hurt himself, but all of those guys are worth picking up. Valanciunas is going to be out for a while with a broken hand as well. Not sure if you have a DL spot, but you can move him there and grab someone without having to drop anybody. And I’m not overly worried about Dragic’s start. He should pick things up soon.

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