Ugh…

So any readers out there grow up in that emo scene or get into any of that stuff at the turn of the century?  I was all about the band Thursday’s CD Full Collapse, and man, listening back to it now is ridiculous!  Even in high school I could make fun of the music that was going on then, talking about how emo bands had a crier.  But Paris in Flames legit sounds like there’s some dude in the corner cry-yelling!  Hey, it beats the Slipnkot dude who’s one job is to bang the trashcan lid…

Where to start with the cryfest?  I think we gotta go with Russell Westbrook, and well, hold a seance for all Thunder fans right now.  Sustained a fracture in his hand last night, and will likely miss about a month.  We’ll know more by later today, but I think OKC should change their uniforms to the Bubble Boy outfits.  Look where that movie took Jake Gyllenhaall!  Kinda hard not to think about picking up Sebastian Telfair, but he’s still behind the Donald Sloan-types.  Shooting up with some medium-term value is Reggie Jackson if his ankle heals up.  I’d look to see if he was dropped in your league, as now he’s a dynamite hold until healthy, as long as it’s not another month for him as well… We still don’t really have a clear picture, so I think Telfair can make a couple starts.

Then the other biggie… My Panthers… I was actually at the game, and man, the amount of angst and frustration in the stands really could’ve been an emo wah-party.  Pop quiz, who had more TOs – Cam or the main Cav?!  Well, it was the main Cav, but we’ll start there and then get into everything else that went down last night in fantasy hoops:

LeBron James 8 turnovers as the Cavs lost to a team that had about the worst opening night in the NBA.  The Knicks were destroyed by the Bulls Wednesday, but hey, give NY some cred, they had to play back-to-back against the two East favorites and won one of them.  BronBron was unlikely to fall on any of my teams given my Kevin Durant persistence and Anthony Davis love, but even a horrible 5-15 shooting night with only 17 points in 43 minutes, there’s really no change to his value.  I did hear on the radio it was the first time in his career he had 8 TO with under 20 points or 5 assists…  Antsy in his pantsy!

Kyrie Irving – Uncle Drew played pretty well, but 43 minutes too?!  Blatt is running his guys into the ground!  22/5/7/2/1 in a near rainbow.  Even though assists per-36 aren’t great, good to see him rack up 7 even when LeBron is launching labradoodles out there.

Kevin Love Solid.  19/14/4/0/0 with three treys.  Kindasorta vintage Love… But sorta not – I don’t expect Anderson Varejao and LeBron to grab only 9 boards in 70 combined minutes very often…

Dion Waiters – 10/1/2 with 3 TO in 38 minutes.  Why I was anti-Waiters like Mr. Pink.  “What you mean you don’t tip?!”

Carmelo Anthony – Two rebounds?!  TWO?!  A big knock for Melo for me was I didn’t believe his career high 8.1 boards from last year, and through 2 he’s at 3.0 a game.  Triangle offense means rebounds disappear like the Bermuda Triangle!

Samuel Dalembert – The Bench Sensation!  Yeah, it doesn’t rhyme, but it’s topical!  Played only 5 and a half minutes last night.  Yeah… I’ll admit it… I streamed him in a league hoping to boost blocks… Sigh…

Quincy Acy – Reggie Evans 2.0!  8/10 as the starting PF in 22 minutes whilst fouling out.  Wait, how did the Knicks win this game?!?!?!

Jose Calderon So from probable last night for the opener, to out 2-3 weeks with a tender calf.  Mi tacos son tender calf!  He’s a pretty hairy dude though, I dunno if I would ever eat tacos from a Calderon’s Food Truck.  I’m holding in virtually all leagues, the Knicks really need him.

John Wall Awesome bounce back.  30/5/12 with aggression, knocking down 8-9 FT and hitting two treys.  His brother, John Wick, told Wall to tell reporters, “Yeah, I’m thinkin’ I’m back!”

Otto Porter – Nice to see the steals (3), but not good to see the fouls (5) in low minutes (18).  I think in even in deeper leagues (say, 16er) Porter is a drop (95% confidence).

Nene – If he wasn’t so injury-prone, would be so underrated.  Nothing jumps out, but 12/4/5/3/0 with no TO in his return form a one game suspension.  2-4 FT is really his only knock when healthy.  I bet Nene is out there in way too many leagues.

Nikola Vucevic 23/12/3/1/0 and as soon as I said after his 4-block debut if he could get to 2 BPG he’d be a beast, he doesn’t register a single swat.  Well, the average is right at 2.0 now!

Ben Gordon – After looking atrocious on Tuesday, a very empty/ThrAGNOFfy 22 points with 2 treys last night.  Don’t trust this Gordon’s fisherman…

Elfird Payton – Yeah, this is more of the bumpy ride we should expect.  2/3/7 with 6 TOs and 2-4 FT.  But this was against John Wall who is a great defender, so I’m still in buy low mode to get Elfrid on my Shelfrid.  Tis about that season!

Kyle O’Quinn Sat out with a bum ankle.  I mean, he’s Irish, give the man some Jameson and let him out there!

KCP – Whoa, minutes alert!  41:29 last night?!  Man, crazysauce.  11/6/2/2/0 with a trey isn’t going ruffle your tailfeather, but just the one TO and he’s a steals guy.  Those minutes though… Sucks he missed both FT shots, but it’s time to really start trying to get KCP as a throw in on a group deal.

Brandon Jennings – Even though this was an emo day, still a ridiculous start of the year for my calls.  Look at Mr. By-Far-The-Lowest right there in the red!  Shocked I was the only expert to have him out of the top 100.  I saw this coming with low playing time with D.J. Augustin cutting into PT more than people would expect… But I can’t lie, didn’t think it would be to this extent this early! In the battle for the better abbreviated PG, BJ for 4/2/6 in 15:30 minutes and DJ for 20/3/6 in 32:30.  Using my abacus, I can deduce that’s a total of 48 minutes split only between those two.  So the odds are forever not in BJ’s favor (same for Peeta, I mean, dude got stabbed, give him some lovin’ J-Law!).

Caron Butler – 24 points off the bench.  Remember when Butler put up 38 in a game last year?  I bet 98% of you don’t, which is all you need to know.

Josh Smith – Well with Butler hot, Smoove was rough.  5-16 FG, AND STILL SHOOTING MOTHER F THREES!  HOW IS THIS ALLOWED TO HAPPEN!  Sorry, All Caps police, it felt warranted.  0-2 from downtown, now 0-5 on the year.  10/7/4/0/2 with 3 TO is fine, but I was hoping for a big game here as he would become the ultimate sell-high with Greg Monroe back for the next Pistons game.

Gorgui Dieng Eh, nothing too saucy but 4/5 with two blocks in only 17 minutes.  And the Wolves played Nikola Pekovic 31 minutes, those LIARS!  Caps lock got hit by mistake that time, I swear…  Pek for 17/10/0/0/0 with 3 TO.  I dunno, I’m taking Gorgui’s blocks…

Kevin Martin – Returned, but off the bench…  Flip Saunders said he was healthy, but I dunno, I think he’s going to be eased in from his preseason injuries and up those minutes from the 20 we saw last night.  Still holding as Andrew Wiggins and Corey Brewer didn’t do much as starters.

Chandler Parsons – Bounced back a little for 21/7/2.  Pretty boy matchup of the year with him vs. Gordon Hayward… Well, maybe against Kyle Korver too.  Get these three guys together to start a boy band already!

Jameer Nelson – I know, I know, I know…  Only 21 minutes as the starter for 5/1/5 hitting a trey.  Sucks to see J.J. Barea already getting 19 minutes, but unsurprisingly the Mavs blew out the Jazz, so this felt sorta like an extended preseason game.  I’m giving Nelson a little more leash, but it’s certainly shorter than it was preseason.

Al-Farouq Aminu Same extended preseason thing.  No starter played over 30 minutes for Dallas.  16/10/1/1/0 shooting 6-7 in only 19:30.  Nah, not buying it.

J.J. Redick Ewwww, smelled it up like Pepe Le Pew.  5/0/0/0/0 on an atrocious 1-10 shooting.  Duke players starting cold this year!  Luol Deng, Mason Plumlee… I don’t think there’s any other Duke players in the NBA… Shavlik Randolph!  I keed of course…  Let’s get Brian Zoubek a tryout for the Sixers! Hahaha, I have to copy and paste this from Zoubek’s Wikipeida: “After working with a technology start-up for year, Zoubek decided to follow his own dreams and open his own bakery, named Dream Puffz, which specializes in cream puffs. Dream Puffz opened in Haddonfield, New Jersey on July 30, 2012. However, Zoubek shut down Dream Puffz on February 16, 2013 to pursue real estate opportunities. Zoubek said he is in negotiations to sell the rights to the Dream Puffz name.”  Wow, that Duke education sure paid off!  Sounds like he got about the same education as a Chapel Hill athlete.

Spencer Hawes – Meh.  Don’t like seeing only 19 minutes.  4/4/1/0/1 and missed all three deep shots.  The Thunder let DeAndre Jordan play 35 minutes and didn’t make him attempt a single FT…  Still going to hold onto Hawes in most leagues.

Perry Jones – Way to bury the big game from last night!  Well, I wanted to bookend all things Thunder.  32/7/3/0/1 taking over a big offensive role after Westbrook broke his hand.  Shot 10-17, played 42 minutes, yeah I think he’s worth an add for the short-term.  But as I mentioned in the open, don’t forget about RJax and Jeremy Lamb is still looming if he can get his back worked out.

Guess the Kobe Bryant Stat Line – Battle for Los Angeles tonight!  I think I’m going conservative.  21/2/4.  Get your guesses in below, and we’ll crown the winner on Monday!

 

Have a great weekend everyone, be sure to try and stream to pad those stats Saturday and Sunday, and I’ll see you next Monday morning!

  1. Lasandro says:
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    So drop my jimmy butler for Reggie?? Apart from stls, surely reg will be putting up better numbers no?

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb Gilpin: ugh forget it, he’s already gone. Peeps like Sloan, Stuckey, Oladipo, MKG and Ed Davis still available. I really need butler to show me something on his return. Really hoping he’ll at least board well as that’s something I’ll need from him. Don’t see myself dropping the newly acquired Asik.. Is it reasonable to see him posting a dub dub with great offensive boards and like 1.5 blks? No one wants my PGs 🙁 I even tried trading millsap for al jef and dude laughed it off like there was such a huge discrepancy between the two. My goodness!!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Haha sorry man. I think you hold Butler, might play tonight. Those number are definitely doable for Asik, looked good. Hmmmm, direct him to Razzball where I have Millsap ranked higher!

      • Lasandro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: That poop stain aint worthy of your site! Don’t fret, plenty of other peeps in Oz and Nam I’ve directed you guys to 🙂

        Well, Just been offered Lowry for Stephenson (by the fella who laughed off my mentioning Ibaka and his DMC in the same sentence re: a trade)? Given his debut, do you see his numbers change a lil from what y’all have him projected as? Or is Kemba a hold here? Reminder of my squad in the 8-teamer 14 cat:

        Lawson
        Rubio
        Lowry
        MCW *
        Kemba
        Butler
        KD *
        Giannis
        Ibaka
        Millsap
        Kieff
        Gortat
        Asik

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: Haha well, we’ll take anyone!

          Waot, you got offered Stephenson for only your Lowry? Now it’s time to laugh at him, no way. Kinda a flukey game and Stephenson shot like poo.

        • Lasandro says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Ha, indeed!

          P Jones, Taj, T Jones, J Johnson now in FA pool, to join Oladipo. Any of these worth a flier and for whom? Giannis is still not starting over Fudley, which concerns me. He needs to hit th 30min mark damnit! And Butler still not playing 🙁

          • Lasandro says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Sloan available too and boy am I loving his outta position brds. Worth a look in my shallow league? I just fear that Giannis aint gonna do me many favours in this league of 8 teams, and Im in serious need of some buckets. Particularly with my elite PGs either being injured or just not scoring at all. Of course, it’s only week 1..

          • Lasandro says:
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            @JB Gilpin: You mention R Jax’s return as well as Lamb’s, but do you see Perry’s overall value over the next few weeks being higher than that of Giannis’? He’s really starting to look like the man to drop in a shallow league and it hurts me to type it.. my fingers be tearing up all over the keyboard

            • Lasandro says:
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              @jb Gilpin: or should I grab giannis’ mate OJ? He’s looking ridiculously good! To be clear, I’m essentially looking for a 15/5/3 kinda guy if possible

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                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Lasandro: First – no Mayo! Hold the Mayo! Just has been hot.

                Giannis – Ugh, yeah in an 8 teamer, I think you can move on. Perry, no no no, not worth an add with those guys out there.

                Terrence Jones is the easy add for me, surprised he’s out there!

              • Lasandro says:
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                @JB Gilpin: noted thanks man! Also, is dragic a buy low candidate? His outputs been a little Slovenian Basketball League, rather than NBA. And is Knight someone I should target in a Kemba trade? Def looking to add an extra SG eligible player and he and dragic look to be my targets. And what’s your take on Thad? Even once Kmart is fully healthy, shouldn’t he technically still get 17/7 and stats in this offense? All these three players belong to one manager in my L and I’m looking to offer Kemba and someone to land 2 of them perhaps

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                  @Lasandro: Haha, Dragic/Slovenian slam! Yeah I’d take Dragic straight up for Kemba.

                  Yeah I think Thad will be the offesnive focal point still. KMart should be starting soon though, Brewer/inconsistent Wiggins is not enough offense from your 2/3.

                • Lasandro says:
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                  @jb Gilpin: dragic is really looking I appealing next to Bledsoe – dude hardly gets the ball. Still should try for a kemba trade? Was thinking if trading kemba and Kieff for dragic and Thad..

                  • Lasandro says:
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                    *unappealing

                    • JB Gilpin

                      JB Gilpin says:
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                      @Lasandro: I’m still down for that deal, I think Dragic comes around. I’m floating buy low offers too

    • jcg says:
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      What up JB! Competitive 12 team h2h. Thinking long term for this year.

      Which 2 would you want? Elfrid, J Hill, Teletovic, Copeland

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @jcg: What’s good my man?! Long term I def want Elfrid and Hill.

  2. Dirk's Digglers says:
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    14 team H2H drop CJ McCollum for Telfair, Acy or Mike Scott?

    • Dirk's Digglers says:
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      @Dirk’s Digglers: or Larkin (I currently have Calderon)?

      • dscottncc says:
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        @Dirk’s Digglers: Dont drop Calderon for Larkin…. Calderon gonna be huge when he comes back, wait it out. Larkin has had a nice couple of games, but wait till he sees some bumps in the road

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Dirk’s Digglers: Ummm, yeah I think I would for Telfair for the short term. CJ is so good, just needs minutes, but Matthews and Lillard stay healthy.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Dirk’s Digglers: You cant go wrong with Michael Scott…oh wait you said Mike Scott

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Hahahaha awesome

  3. masterquintero says:
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    14er, daily h2h, 50 seasonal moves, PG/SG/SF/PF/C/Util/Util/Util/4 BN

    Mike Conley Mem – PG
    Brandon Knight Mil – PG,SG
    Terrence Jones Hou – SF,PF
    Anthony Davis NO – PF,C
    Al Horford Atl – PF,C
    Ricky Rubio Min – PG
    Jared Sullinger Bos – PF,C
    Jrue Holiday NO – PG

    Evan Fournier Orl – SG
    Gorgui Dieng Min – C
    Terrence Ross Tor – SG,SF
    Draymond Green GS – SF

    Happy with the balance, but weak on boards due to Dray/Dieng’s bench PT. Would love to package Dray/Dieng+Fournier for a big and pick up DJA but unlikely to pull it off. I need a ThreAGNOF big replacing Fournier or I still lack of assists?

    Also, any knowledge on which teams play more on light-schedule days? or which site?

    Thanks for the advices!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @masterquintero: This site! Tomorrow Seth has his week ahead forecaster. so that will help for the week ahead, and who is playing on off days, etc

      Totally good moving that for a better big, but I like Draymond and Dieng more than most so I wouldn’t undersell. With Rubio and how Knight looked in the opener, I think dimes are good 🙂

  4. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Hah I used to rock out pretty hard to The Used, myself. Between my RCL bball and football teams I might need to revisit some wrist slitting anthems very soon.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: Nice! The Taste of Ink! Haha, they never were my fav, but in the same milieu. I wanted to put wrist slitting in somewhere, but didn’t wanna go FULL emo haha

  5. guidedbyvoices says:
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    JB!!….whats up….

    What do you think about B Lopez in general?….I have other PG options and need a C….Rubio for Lopez?

    • guidedbyvoices says:
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      @guidedbyvoices: btw….its 10 tm keeper h2h

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @guidedbyvoices: Nah, I’m def holding Rubio. Lopez is so so scary. I’d go for like… Favors?

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @guidedbyvoices: He’s a ticking time bomb any time he’s on the court, and is already dealing with foot issues again this year. Like the way he’s improved his game, but doubt he gives you 40 starts. Rubio better overall, and gives you some nice category juice. You might be able to jump into the Gortat range with Rubio.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Steve Stevenson: As much as I wanna say he definitely will make more than 40 starts, as soon as I wrote I’d bet he does I thought to myself, “I wouldn’t bet any money!” Haha, tough to buy into Brolo indeed..

  6. Connor says:
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    JB! People have been dropping players in my league for no apparent reason. Was able to get Elfrid Payton and yesterday Brook Lopez. Last night someone dropped Terrence Jones, should I pick him up and who should I drop out. 10 team H2H

    PG- Lillard, Jrue Holiday, Calderon, MCW, IT2, Elfrid Payton
    SG- James Harden
    SF- Giannis
    PF- Ryan Anderson
    C- Al Horford, Vucevic, Gortat, Brook Lopez

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Connor: Hahaha first sentence made me laugh. Wow, I mean Payton and BroLo make sense, but TJones?! Definitely getting him. Dropping… Ya know I think Calderon while hurt, so many good PG and in a shallower league I think you’ll be fine adding another PG if you really needed to

      • Connor says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Latest to be dropped was Thaddeus Young.. I have no idea what these people are doing. I ended up dropping Payton for TJones, drop Lopez for Thad? I am just too infatuated with the potential in the triangle to drop Calderon. Thanks as always man!

        • Connor says:
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          @Connor: Just saw that update for Lopez, dropping him for sure. I’ll give Kobe a line of 30/5/5 in the battle for LA

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Connor: Haha wow man… Yeah I’d def get Thad for Brolo. That’s a saucy line for that battle I like it!

  7. JeF With 1 F says:
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    I feel your pain …im a Jets fan and went to last weeks game against the bills.*wipes tear from eye*

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Then to follow that game John Idzik gave one of the worst press conferences known to man where he said how great everyone on the team is….but at least i got this reaction out of it.
      http://youtu.be/q-rAu4TtTmM

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Ugh, yeah Jets are a tougher franchise to like. At least the Jets didn’t have much upside, when the Panthers we knew would be bad, it was OK. We should be so much better with this talent. Haha that guy rips it!

  8. fields says:
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    Loving KCP’s minutes but he’s tanking my FG%. Should I drop him because of that?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @fields: Nah, I mean for a shooter to go 5-13 like last game isn’t that bad, it was just the first one. FG% is gonna fluctuate for shooters, I think he’ll be fine

  9. Andrew T Davis says:
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    Reggie Jackson or Jose Calderon?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Andrew T Davis: Man… Ya know I’ll go Jackson now

  10. J says:
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    Hey JB

    Shallow 12 teamer
    10 CAT (Standard with Off and def rebs)

    Jrue, Knight
    Monta, Alphabet
    Hayward, TJones, Durant*
    Ibaka, Kieff
    Gortat, Mozgov

    Should I drop anyone for PJ3?

    Thanks!

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @J: Mozgov

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @J: Hmmm, @Steve Stevenson: I dunno about losing Mozgov with OREB/DREB two stats. I’m holding, I don’t think Perry Jones scores even 15-16 a game while Westbrook and Durant are out

  11. Sully's Tap says:
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    I have Steve Hawes as the last big man on my roster. I really need need 3PM and scoring since I have Ibaka, Dieng, LSanders, Pau, JHill, TJones and Draymond for blocks. Would you drop Hawes for Teletovic or P.Jones for the long term?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sully’s Tap: Yeah you def don’t need bigs, Teletovic would be my add. Jones maybe for the short term, but yeah long term, Telet

  12. Steve Stevenson says:
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    What do you think Lamb’s line looks like when he returns? He, Telfair and Roberson are the only intriguing Thunder pieces available in my league (Jones went for $69/200 FAAB last night).

    Weekly H2H pts, big bonus for dbl-dbls, and otherwise peripheral stats are valuable–pts and % not a big deal, but 3PTM are nice. Start 4G, 4F, 2C and a Util. I’m good at C, and usually start one at Util. My 4th G is either Gordon or Danny Green. Till Durant returns, my 4th F is either Iggy or Teletovic. I have one free roster spot, more if I drop one of the above.

    Which of these guys are you prioritizing in FAAB?
    G – Larkin, Lamb, Telfair, Mo Williams, Nelson, Shved
    F – C. Butler, Papanikolau, Aminu

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Whewwwwww, that was kinda a bit extreme for Jones! Lamb… So tough to project because we still don’t know when his back will heal up, so we don’t know how many games he’ll get sans Durant/Westbrook and if he beats Jackson back. I know it’s not looking great right now, but I’m still taking Nelson first with FAAB. Nelson, Lamb, Dr. Pap would be my top 3 for long term

  13. booya says:
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    Ed Davis or Hawes?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @booya: Still Hawes, but getting close

  14. J2 says:
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    14 Team H2H
    10 CAT (with Off and def Rebs)

    IT, DJ, Westbrook*
    Dragic, Pope, Oladipo*
    TJones, Draymond
    Faried, Kieff
    Bosh, Ed Davis, Hawes

    Injury bug biting me a bit.

    Would you lose Hawes for:
    Marvin Williams, Henson, KJ, Marcus Morris, Middleton, Adams, Gobert

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J2: I think I’m still holding Hawes over all those guys. Henson has fallen below, Adams is the closest. Actually with REB the two stats, gimme Adams now

  15. Merlin says:
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    would you hold on to Gobert or Ed Davis?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Merlin: I’m taking Davis now

  16. hamtime says:
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    is demarre caroll worth owning in a 14 man? I’m thinking of dropping hawes or mason plumlee. roberson and telfair seem interesing too. jr smith is on waivers, and fournier is still available. What to do?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hamtime: I like Carroll, I think he’s a good player, but is so the odd man out with the starters… I would hold Hawes and Plum. Telfair would only be very short term as Reggie Jackson “should” be back soon. Fournier… Nah, and same with Roberson. I’m holding.

  17. Charlie says:
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    I was just offered Love and Lillard for Harden and Bosh? Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Charlie: Nah I’m rejecting or countering that. Harden is by far the best asset, and the difference between Bosh and Lillard in a vacuum is very very slight, not nearly worth the gap between Love and Harden

  18. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Heres the team post Klay trade…I took Rubio for him:

    Rubio
    Teague
    T.Parker
    Afflalo
    Gallinari
    Aldridge
    Ibaka
    D.Jordan
    Favors
    R.Anderson
    J. Valanciunas
    Bench:
    T.Ross
    T.Hardaway
    Dalembert
    Mayo
    M.Morris
    MKG
    W.Chandler

    Heres the deal…I was offered Brandon Knight for J.Valanciunas…based on my team i like knight in this deal Im pretty high on him like you are….you agree?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @JeF With 1 F: Nice, shoring up that PG position!

      Yup, totally taking Knight for JVal, I would’ve even before the season and kinda surprised he’d offer that now. Makes your team dirty! I’d bet my Dunder Mifflin shares you’re gonna get to the championship

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Ha

  19. Boom Shakalaka says:
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    What type of leash would you have on Nelson if Payton and KCP on on the wire?

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Boom Shakalaka: None. Make a move.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Boom Shakalaka: Yeah, while I like Nelson I had Payton ranked higher, I’d grab Payton for assists, KCP if you needed points/3s.

  20. Filkarri says:
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    10 Team Head to Head Points League – should I drop Mason Plumlee for MKG or Perry Jones?

    • Filkarri says:
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      @Filkarri: Or perhaps drop Jameer Nelson?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Filkarri: I think in a points I would get MKG long term, Perry jones short term. 10 team, the wire is probably pretty decent with options, I’d take the gamble on Jones then move on when he slows down.

  21. Jake Vz says:
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    So I’m in a pretty big pickle right now. Here’s my roster
    PG Conely
    SG J Butler
    SF Parker
    PF Millsap
    C Jefferson
    G Collison
    F Sullinger
    UTIL Drummond
    UTIL Hill
    UTIL Noel
    BN Gallinari
    BN P Jones
    BN Stauskus
    IR Westbrook
    IR Durant

    My PG position is really hurting now after Westbrook went down. What do you think of my team and what can I do to improve it?

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake Vz: Ugh, oh man, both the Thunder! Tough start man, I feel awful for Thunder fans. Let’s see, rebounds and blocks look to be strengths. More the boards. I know it sucks to give up one of your better assets, but I think you can sell Big Al. Try for a big name PG like Big Al + something for Wall. Or if a team is needing bigs, Big Al for Gordan Dragic+another PG. I think without Big Al you’d be fine in blocks/boards.

      • Jake Vz says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I also just made the trade Kemba, Boozer, Asik, and Burks for Jabari, Drummond, Sully, and Stauskas. Do you like this? This was before westbrooks injury

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jake Vz: love it! Even as not a big Drummond guy, I think he’s the best in the deal. Jabari is awesome too, I don’t get how you swung that one awesome move!

  22. kisses says:
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    PJones and Telfair are (obviously) sitting on waivers. There are also players like Augustin, DHarris, EDavis, Mo Williams, Larkin, and Papanik hanging around who are already getting big minutes. Any moves to make?

    My team right now:
    G – Rondo, Bledsoe, Wroten, Sloan, KevMart
    F – *Durant, Wes Matthews, Tobias, MKG, Boozer
    C – Boogie, Drummond, Hawes

    Thanks!

    • kisses says:
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      @kisses: 12-team H2H 10 cat (fg%, ft%, 3pm, reb, ast, stl, blk, to, dd, pts)

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @kisses: A lot of interesting options… I think the only move I’d make right now is dropping Boozer for Ed Davis. I don’t think Jones or Telfair have long term value, while Davis probably will. Upside of dubdubs too

  23. Tears…Fun first week of hoops for my squad.

    Oladipo breaks his face, return 4 weeks
    Westbrook breaks his hand, return 4-6 wks
    Julius Randle breaks leg, return 10/2015
    MCW has “broken” shoulder, return unknown

    Yes, own(ed) all 4. F me. Ill be starting Fournier, Telfair (until he gets layered) at G for next 3-4 weeks. Baseball prep just around the corner!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EL BURRO: Hahaha baseball prep indeed! Well, glad you could join us for Emo Friday.

  24. Philzilla says:
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    Kobe’s line: 18-2-5

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Philzilla: Nice, no other guesses yet, where is everyone?!?! Haha

  25. Bye Felicia says:
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    I love the week one drops. How do people drop top 30 players over a bad game or 2 I’ll never know. It’s WEEK ONE!
    Too many noob tubers playing fantasy sports I swear..

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bye Felicia: Noob tubers! haha I got drunk with my friend last night and we played call of duty, who can get the most explosive kills – trying for explosive kills only. It’s actually kinda hard! Running around with that stinger thingy in COD MW3

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I hate playing COD with noob tubers 😛

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Bye Felicia: I run with my silenced g36c with the grenade launcher on it. Stealthy unless I need it!

  26. gimmedemblocks says:
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    first, whats your response to (what i thought) was a *monster* game by asik. 17 boards, 14pts, 5 blocks the other night. think he can produce in these categories allyear (obviously not to that extent, but the upside seems there).

    would you trade dirk for serge straight up? i’m thinking yes, but dk if the ownerw ill do it straight up.

    how about dirk + any of the following for serge.
    wesley matthews
    isiaah thomas (i kinda need the pg depth)
    josh smith
    gorgui dieng.

    thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @gimmedemblocks: Yeah, I know it’s only one game, but watching a lot of that first Pels game and eying the rotations I am buying Asik.

      I’d def take Ibaka for Dirk, had em ranked that way, and Ibaka is going to get a lot of work with all these injuries. Dirk+Dieng, sure I’d do that, I dunno if with any of those other guys though.

  27. Don Majkowski says:
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    Buy Low time!

    In a 10 team H2H 10cat

    Would you deal Rondo for Westbrook?

    With doubledoubles being a cat, tough to deal Rondo…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Don Majkowski: Whewwww, a great one… I think I’d hold Rondo since he’s playing and those dubdubs. Very close.

      • Don Majkowski says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I know, tough to torun down acquiring a top 5-9 guy, but think I gotta do it. I offered Rubio and a kicker and he turned it down…

        Its really nice to get the out of position double doubles.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Don Majkowski: Yeah, and 4-6 weeks makes him drop pretty far outta that 5-9 range from this point forward.

  28. Rudacious says:
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    Odiaplio (whatever his name is) or Bradley beal?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rudacious: Haha, I’d rather have Oladipo

      • Rudacious says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        I have the number 1 waiver wire and he was dropped. He was supposed to be a pimp this year. Should I use my precious number 1 wire pickup on him??? 10 team league.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Rudacious: yup I would! I still see some pretty big pimpin

  29. Don Majkowski says:
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    Kobe 24-3-5

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Don Majkowski: Nice! Everyone is seeing a slightly lower game.

  30. JB! Missed you in the offense bro although I still read many of your pitching pieces over on the baseball side of things. Anyways, you, Slim and crew were a big part to me finishing in 2nd last year and while I didn’t win, I still got paid. Love your work, much respect.

    Anyways – I picked up Sloan the minute it was learned Hill was out but KCP is available. Do I drop Sloan now for KCP? What about Steven Adams?

    I guess what I’m asking is… rank KCP, Sloan and Adams.

    All the best man!

    • @WNWDOTCOM: And by offense I meant offseason. I don’t know if I typed that or if auto-correct got me but you get my drift. Happy Halloween too!

      • @WNWDOTCOM: I’ll throw in one more Augustin.

        ROS…

        KCP, Sloan, Adams and Augustin. So much waiver wire, so little bench spots!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @WNWDOTCOM: damn those autocorrect ghosts! Haha thanks so much man, it was a fun baseball year! Glad we helped ya last year!

          Man, I like Sloan a lot for the short term, but ROS I’ll go KCP, Adams, Augustin, Sloan. Gonna lose a lot of minutes when Hill is back. If you needed the big man stats, hopscotch Adams!

          • @JB Gilpin: @JB Gilpin: thanks man. I think I’m going KCP. I have a lot of depth at PG and pretty good with big men. One slot and I’m thinking long term here. Appreciate it

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @WNWDOTCOM: Sweet, yup I like it. Any time man, good to see ya!

  31. Yokev_o says:
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    Kevin Martin was dropped in my 12 teamer drop kanter or Devin Harris for him my team so far:
    Dragic
    Melo
    Wroten
    Holiday
    Batum
    Favors
    Mason plum
    Ibaka
    Wiggins
    Trey Burke
    Bogut
    Ariza
    And the two mentioned up top
    Just wanna hear your input before I pull the trigger!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Yokev_o: yeah man I’m def grabbing KMart dropping Harris. Pull dat trigga!

      • Yokev_o says:
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        @JB Gilpin: pulled it and I forgot to say I’m using my #2 waiver priority on him the only guy ahead of me was the guy that dropped him. Worth it in your eyes jb?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Yokev_o: Yeah man, no way Kmart should be dropped yet, and that waiver will come back to you soon enough 🙂

          • yokev_o says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB! and one more thing I’ve had enough of Kanter I dropped him for caldwell pope did I pull the trigger too early?

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @yokev_o: Not at all man, I had Kanter 150ish and KCP 100ish to enter the year!

  32. Dirk's Digglers says:
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    Should I offer Deron for Westbrook??? I have Curry and Davis so think I can take the hit short-term more than he can.

    BTW i’m not giving Kobe line’s this week because I am playing against him and don’t wanna jinx anything.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dirk’s Digglers: haha no jinxes indeed! If you bet low he’ll go off Haha, yeah man can’t hurt to offer I’d def rather have Westbrook

  33. miles proudfoot. says:
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    Good to be back! Thanks for all the draft info guys!

    What do you think about my Ariza for his Rose?

  34. Philzilla says:
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    Would you trade Monta Ellis for RWB?

    • Rudacious says:
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      @Philzilla: hell yea

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Philzilla: yup I would, I love Monta but rather stash Westbrook

  35. m1chael says:
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    Here for EMO Friday and Guess Kobes Line…
    No Westbrook and MCW for me but still got Lillard, Kemba and N. Cole to hold the fort at PG. K-Mart/ABC needs to get the ball rolling for me… Got S. Adams last night and dropped Henson. I was watching the game last night too when it happened… I was pretty pissed.

    Heres Kobes line tonight. 33/5/2

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @m1chael: I know man, emo day and Kobe stat line, who wouldn’t want to stop by?!

      Yikes, yeah rough injuries… Can’t believe how incompetent the 76ers are, Henson is still barely playing yet having a big game… Ugh…

      Nice guess man!

  36. Hamtime says:
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    Someone just dropped Elfrid in my 16 man 11 cat league. Would either be dropping chalmers or DJA for him. Thoughts? There’s also a bidding system to claim waiver players. Out of $100, how much max would you use up for Elfrid? Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hamtime: Wow, yeah I’m bidding a good bit. $20-$30ish and would drop Chalmers personally, I don’t like his minutes shake-up with Cole

  37. Hamtime says:
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    Also, thoughts on a Gallo for wiggins trade? I would be getting gallinari.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hamtime: Nahhhhh hold Wiggins, Gallo on the minutes restriction is no bueno.

  38. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Emo was a little after my time sadly………OK, not really sadly I guess. The word I’m looking for is probably thankfully. Grunge was a little closer, or a little Pete Rock & CL Smooth!

    Let me touch on a few things here. I hear the Thunder will look to add a PG via free agency, unless they can get someone via trade. Who’s out there in FA that they might go after and would they have a chance of being ahead of Telfair.

    Who’s the clown now Josh Smith, still shooting the 3s and maybe worse the looong 2s, who’s the clown now! When you say you’ll play more within yourself by cutting down your 3s, I’m not sure going from 5/game to 3/game, and another 5 shots a game from 1 foot inside the 3 point line counts. That’s just clown math!

    What’s with coaches playing guys such huge minutes already this season. I was surprised at the minutes Lebron/Irving got last night, 43 each I think, in addition to KCP. Last I checked its a long season and this is week 1, I mean ease off a bit there.

    For the Kobe line I’ll go with, hold on let me check what JashFath went with….. Damnit, he hasn’t done one yet. Okay, I guess I’ll go on a limb and say 17/2/5 since they’re gonna lose to the Clippers by 28 and Kobe will be on the bench for the 4th again.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: Sadly…? So Sadly! Let’s sing an emo song.

      FA PG??? Ugh no one is really coming to mind. Crittenton! Isn’t he in jail?

      Very clown math. josh Smith is so frustrating…

      KCP is gonna average 40 minutes this year! Yeah, I was surprised too obviously.

      Hah, good luck on that tonight man!

  39. Bye Felicia says:
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    Kobe line 23/3/4
    You heard it here. Winner winner chicken dinner. I guessed his pts perfectly the first game!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bye Felicia: You’re on the fast track to dominance!

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @JB Gilpin: was only 2 pts off this time!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Bye Felicia: Nice! I haven’t looked at em all yet, I will later tonight!

  40. DK says:
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    Now I’m confused on my FA pickups. I have Henson and Sloan in my team now. dieng is on the waiver. Should I drop Sloan for Dieng? Or what…. I do need the big man. But Sloan has been great so far.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DK: Sloan has been good… Who said he was worth owning in 12ers before the season, “two thumbs pointing to this guy!”

      How bad you think you need blocks? Because Sloan is legit as a boarder. If you’re way down in blocks early, I would gamble on Dieng,

      • DK says:
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        @JB Gilpin: All my FA pickups failed so far. They bid on Dieng like mad. Anyways, my trade isn’t working well, they are all too cautious to respond to my Monroe swap.

        Brandan Wright is in FA. Ed Davis just got dropped. How crazy should I pounce on them? Not sure who I should drop though. I still have Henson as the most inconsistent player in my team. Outside of that Nelson, Teletovic and KCP seems performing decently.

    • DK says:
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      @DK: Of course there’s also Alex Len lurking.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @DK: With all those options I might wait to see if one emerges next game or two. Right now it’s Davis, Len, Wright for me I think if I were to rank em

        • DK says:
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          @JB Gilpin: So you are saying I shouldn’t drop Henson for Ed Davis yet?

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @DK: Oops missed that, nah I’d rather own Ed Davis right now, sorry!

  41. Dylan says:
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    Hi guys – love the site … new to it this year! Hoping for some advice on a potential trade I’ve been offered in my league – 10 team H2H w/standard 9 cat scoring [15 roster // 12 active].

    Been offered Harden/Batum for my MGasol/Leonard …

    My team …

    G – Conley / Bledsoe / TRoss
    F – Ariza / Deng / Leonard / Nowitzki / Monroe / Terrence Jones / Draymond Green
    C – Markieff Morris / Anthony Davis / MGasol / Dieng / Gobert

    Leaning toward taking the deal (esp after writing that team out on paper) – let me know what you think.

    Cheers guys – Kobe … 24/4/4 !

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dylan: Hey man, happy Halloween and thanks for stoppin by!

      Yeah I think you gotta take that one. Harden is by far the elite guy in the deal, and you could use the assists.

      Good luck on the Kobe guess tonight!

      • Dylan says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Tyvm – I agree must be done … my build was originally a punt assists build – looks like I’ll be heading in a diff direction now!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dylan: Yeah man, building em up, I like taking it where the good offers takes ya!

  42. Dirk's Digglers says:
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    Ramon Sessions just hit waiver wire in 14 teamer … drop CJ McCollum for him?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dirk’s Digglers: Eesh that’s a tough one… Sessions just not getting the run I expected, although Collison is playing at the level I though he would… I think Sessions has more upside if everyone stays healthy on both teams, but I think I’d just hold McCollum for now.

  43. Luis says:
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    In a 12 team roto league (with OREBS used as a stat), would you drop either Gallo or Frye for T. Thompson or Kanter? Here’s the rest of my team, in case you see someone else I should drop, or think rebounds arean’t a weakness.

    Rondo
    Rubio
    Jrue
    Isaiah Thomas
    Mayo
    Gordon
    The Brow
    Cousins
    Frye
    Gallo
    Sullinger
    Antetokounpo
    Perry Jones

    Thanks for any insight!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Luis: Great one, the huge OREB game from TT seems very flukey and I’m not big on Kanter at all… But at the same time, Gallo’s minutes and Frye’s knee… With it roto, I think I’m holding since you kinda need the 3s upside from both the guys you have now. Any time!

  44. Jef with 1 f says:
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    I’ve been offered Beal for mayo and T.parker..you like..or you think mayo sustains this

    • Jef with 1 f says:
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      @Jef with 1 f: I think I get him to throw in sessions if that pushes you over

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Jef with 1 f: Well I def don’t think Mayo sustains… The thing is I think I like Parker a tiny bit more than Beal ROS just because Beal is hurt. Sessions doesn’t really swing anything right now, not liking his usage but think it goes off, I’d want a better sweetener with Beal

        • Jef with 1 f says:
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          @JB Gilpin: he said the best he can come up to with Beal is E.Gordon

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Jef with 1 f: Ugh, yeah I don’t like it, it’s close though

            • Jef with 1 f says:
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              @JB Gilpin: yea I think I’ll pass…was on the fence

  45. Reg says:
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    Would you drop Vinsanity for Hinrich in a 14 team league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Reg: Yup I would, Memphis signs him for 3 years $12 mil and only 6 minutes the other night?! Haha.

  46. Erick says:
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    Who should I bench out of these 4? Wiggins, Burks, Reggie Jackson, or Eric Gordon? I was leading 7-2 on thursday, but after yesterday I’m 1-8 so it’s a real close matchup

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Erick: If you can I’d give it until the last second, but probably benching RJax, looking doubtful he’ll be able to play. If he does play, I’d bench Wiggins

      • Erick says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Cool. Ended up benching Jackson. And is it too early to drop Brandan Wright for Len?
        Here’s my squad:
        Dragic
        Harden
        Gordon
        Thaddeus Young
        Millsap
        Manimal
        Pekovic
        Wiggins
        Jackson
        Burks
        Wright
        Hinrich

        • Erick says:
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          @Erick: Oh and also, I could only makes 30 moves

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Erick: Sweet, ummmm, I like Len more but it is very very marginal, I might hold off on the move right now.

            • Erick says:
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              @JB Gilpin: How about dropping Eric Gordon for Len or Garnett?

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                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Erick: Def wouldn’t Garnett in a limited moves league, could be out for the year tomorrow! Len for Gordon is close, and I bet not many people would agree, but I’d prob hold

  47. Zar says:
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    I lost Westbrook in one league so I’m cretinous my a bit. However, Draymond got the “get him in your lineups” treatment on yahoo! Boys moving up on the world!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zar: Yessir! Let’s hope D Lee”s hammy snaps in half! (not really)

  48. AD needs help says:
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    Drop Luis Scola for Alex Len in 14 teamer H2H 10 starters plus 6 reserves? I currently only have 3 C eligible players and Scola has done nothing with his opportunity so far.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AD needs help: Yup I would! Why I ranked Len so well preseason, I had him ranked higher than Scola heading into the year.

  49. Clos says:
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    Frye or MKG?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clos: Frye if you need 3s/Pts, but I’d most likely take MKG at this point

      • Clos says:
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        @JB Gilpin: what about Jameer for elfrid? Pissing me off seeing all the minutes and Devon having nicer games then him

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Clos: Oh yeah I’d def have Elfrid, I had Elfrid ranked higher coming into the season

          • Clos says:
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            @JB Gilpin: alright cool thanks man

  50. Blint says:
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    drop Draymond Green and pick up Kevin Mrtin ? Keeper league 12 team!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Blint: If I needed blocks/rebounds upside I might keep Draymond, but most likely would go with KMart.

      • Blint says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks JB . Any resource where we can get how many games every team plays every week?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Blint: We are going to have that article soon, scheduling has gotten in the way. It’ll be here on Saturdays hopefully by next week! For now, on Yahoo if you put the “Stats” filter to “Opponents” you can see who they play, but yeah we’re going to have a weekly forecaster previewing the next week

          • Blint says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            Woahh awesome !! Looking forward to it 🙂 Yeah the filter just gives me info on my team. I was hoping for something like you mentioned a forecaster of sorts. I will wait another week no problems ! Which teams are u targeting this week?

          • Blint says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            also on yahoo on the WW page what is the standard deviation filter ? What to we take from it?

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Blint: Yeah man, it’s gonna be awesome and a ton of help.

              Suns have great matchups in 4 games, but I don’t know who is really streamable, Marcus Morris loses value now that PJ will be back… Jazz are pretty FAVORSable (see what I did there?!) with 4 games, one on Mon and one Sun so on some lighter schedule days.

              I never really use that, the Stan Dev adds up how a player helps/hurts stats based on… league average I guess? I dunno, and adds them up for that number on the right, it’s a very comparable way of looking at data exactly the same as sorting by just normal averages by game. A guy with a 4 or 5 in steals will be the top of the list when you sort by steals in FA

              • Blint says:
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                @JB Gilpin:

                As a Jazz fan I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE

                Nice to have Slim on the Jazz Bandwagon too 😛

                • JB Gilpin

                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @Blint: Haha, Jazz spreading fantasy love to everyone!

  51. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    Long term (this year) do you like KCP or Chalmers?

    Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J: Def gonna take KCP there, I don’t like the Heat backcourt situation and love KCP’s minutes

  52. Dirk's Digglers says:
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    14 teamer H2H I’ve been offered Kemba Waker, Paul Pierce and Wes Johnson for Tobias Harris, Terrence Jones and Perry Jones … I think I could get it to be Walker and Pierce for Harris and TJones … would you do it???
    G: Curry, Hayward, D Williams, Calderon
    F: Harris, TJones, Giannis, AD
    C: JVal, Mason Plumlee
    Res: Jameer, CJ McCollum, Jarrett Jack, Marcus Morris, Perry Jones and hopefully about to replace Scola with Gobert

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dirk’s Digglers: Hmmm, it’s very very close… A PG helps, but TJones/Tobias is so much better depth… With Calderon banged up, yeah I think I’d do it to shore up PG depth

      • AD needs help says:
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        @JB Gilpin: have offered Tobias and Jameer for Kemba so will see what he says … thinking of offering Giannis/Tobias for Walker/Pierce if he rejects that???

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @AD needs help: Yup I am good with both of those!

          • Dirk's Digglers says:
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            @JB Gilpin: what about Tobias and PJonesIII for Kemba (I’ll try and get him to throw in John Henson too as he would probably be dropping him to waiver wire)?

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Dirk’s Digglers: Yup, with that one as well 100%!

              • Dirk's Digglers says:
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                @JB Gilpin: are you worried about Kemba’s lack of assists early with Stephenson in the fold?

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                  @Dirk’s Digglers: A little, which was why I wasn’t huge on kemba coming into the year, but that’s still some dynamite value given what you’re slingin

                  • Dirk's Digglers says:
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                    @JB Gilpin: actually able to complete a trade with another owner Tobias and PJIII for Dirk … I’m happy with that. Can cope with Calderon being out for a few weeks.

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                      @Dirk’s Digglers: Hah, I could more than cope with that, awesome trade!!!!

  53. Lawson says:
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    Hi man! I dropped Bogdan for >Fournier as I needed a SG desperately now I am considering asking for Copeland in the waiver wire, dropping Marcus Morris. I need 3s and points so I think is the best option.
    WHat do you reckon? Thanks in advance!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Lawson: Yo dude! Yup totally good with that move, Morris to lose some playing time with PJ Tucker coming back. Any time man!

  54. Nikko says:
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    Hey JB. How do you feel about Jeff Teague for DMC? It’s a h2h points league.

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      @Nikko: Hey man! I’m definitely taking Cousins, by a pretty big margin, I’d imagine Cousins was much much better last year in Pts/game.

      • Nikko says:
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        @JB Gilpin:: also: Teague and Aldridge for m. Gasol and Lowry

    • Nikko says:
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      @Nikko: also: Teague and Aldridge for m. Gasol and Lowry

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        @Nikko: Much closer, but Lowry side.

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          @JB Gilpin: should I be okay with having faith in Gasol’s health?

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          @JB Gilpin: And D.Howard for Jeff Teague? Missed FTs are -1 and so are missed shots. Everything else is 1 pt. Which side is better?

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            @Nikko Respeto: Yeah I’m not worried about Marc, Ugh, lots of -1s for Dwight, probably Teague for me

  55. Nikko Respeto says:
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    Just so you can get a full look at my team:

    Front Court: Paul Pierce, Lamarcus Aldridge, Kelly Olynyk, Rudy Gay, Josh McRoberts, Jared Sullinger and Andre Drummond

    Back Court: John Wall, DeMar Derozan, JR Smith, Jeff Teague, Brandon Knight and Jarrett Jack.

    Which trade is better for me (if there is one):
    1) Wall and Drummond for Lillard and Love
    2) Wall and Aldridge for Lillard and Love
    3) Wall and Drummond for Bledsoe and Love
    4) Wall and Aldridge for Bledsoe and Love?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Nikko Respeto: Same pts league, right? Def not doing 3 or 4. I’d probably do #1, not loving #2, but it’s very close, might do that one too.

  56. Jon says:
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    Hey JB,

    Apologies in advance for all the questions about my 20- team league. 8-cat h2h and I’m trying to get a handle on it.

    How do you feel about trading Copeland for Roberson straight up? I’ve got a ton of 3 point shooting and I feel like robersons diverse stats might be better suited to this deep league. Copeland not gonna get steals and blocks. Do you think Roberson continues to start even after Westbrook and durant come back? Feel like both cope and Roberson will have long term value this season but maybe Roberson is more diverse.

    Whatchoo think? My other SFs are Marvin Williams and Tobias Harris. And lots of PGs so therefore plenty of 3pm. Conley, Jameer, Lin, Sloan, Monta, Corey Joseph, KD on my IR.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jon: No problem man! Yeah 3s look to be a strength, and I agree Roberson might be a little undervalued, but I dunno… Copeland is so good at 3s, I would imagine you might be able to get more. I agree Roberson’s nice defensive stats are helpful and ownable though.

  57. Annunnaki says:
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    Hey JB, I’m in a 12 team H2H with 11 starters and 4 bench spots with daily lineups. My bench currently consists of Mason Plumlee, Ginobili, Jameer Nelson, and McRoberts. Current free agents: Dunleavy, McGee, Garnett, KCP, Len, Devin Harris, McDaniels, Are any of these free agents worth a grab over those four and if so who’s the drop? Thanks in advance for the advice.

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      @Annunnaki: KCP is a must add for me. Depends on need, but most likely dropping Ginobili, I have no faith in that first game assured by that dud of a 2nd one. If you needed some blocks, no issue dropping McRoberts for McDaniels, but if not, I’d only do the KCP swap. Thanks for stoppin by, any time!

  58. Mike says:
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    Hi JB,

    Would it be fair to give up my Jose Calderson + Larry Sanders for Jrue Holiday?

    Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Mike: Sure, I mean I would rather own the Jrue side right now, but it’s a fair offer.

  59. Lasandro says:
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    Worth trading kemba for Reke in my 14 cat league? Or am I overreacting to Kenna’s atrocious start (%s and lack of pg stats)? Reke looks wonderful so far

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Lasandro: Maybe a slight overreaction, although they are very very close right now. Stephenson shooting awful helps Kemba too… Ehhhh, I would try for a sweetener with Reke

      • Lasandro says:
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        @jb Gilpin: ugh yet another great game from Reke! Think he can go forward with a 16/6/6 kinda line? Would you have ranked him higher would you have known how damn good he’d be playing alongside jrue? Kemba for Reke is paying too much on my part?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Lasandro: Hah of course i woulda ranked him higher. 6 dimes seems high, and he’s still not shooting too well, so Kemba feels a tad high for me, but they are getting mighty close!

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