I’m sure I’ve written up Paul Millsap before. Kind of like I’m sure that I rotated the tires on my ride. Millsap’s been in the league for 15 seasons, and I’ve been writing since…..huh, maybe I haven’t written up Millsap. I know for sure he’s never been the lede. When’s the last time I changed the oil in my car? Well then. Fine, we’ve established that my short-term memory isn’t that great. Neither is my long-term memory. I blame the trees but maybe I have bootleg Alzheimers? Anyways, back in 2015, Millsap was a top 10 player for fantasy: 17.1 points, 0.9 tres, 9 boards, 3.3 dimes, 1.8 steals, and 1.7 blocks while shooting 47% from the field and 75% from the line. Dayam. Since then, the decline has been like clockwork. He finished as the 45th player in 2016, then the 79th, the 80th in 2018, and the 114th last season. He’s currently the 169th player. Millsap is 35 years old so this is the natural course of a hooper. Last night, though, he turned back the clock to make the youngsters recognize.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 12 3 2 1 1 2/5 5/10 1/2

In a vacuum, this line is not worthy of a lede but everything is relative. Millsap had played 1009 games coming into last night. He had produced a dub-dub with a contribution in every cat 47 times. Make that 48 now. The last time he achieved the feat was in March of 2019. Always respect your elders and pay homage when they perform.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

 

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Isaiah Roby

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 9 3 4 0 3 1/3 3/9 3/3

Started his third consecutive game and played 26 minutes as Al Horford sat again. Roby has been a top 110 player over that span and contributed points, boards, steals, and some dimes. The free-throw shooting has been good at 77% while the field goal percentage has been less than desired at 46%. Horford should return any day now after the birth of his daughter, but there’s a chance he gets traded down the road which would put Roby back on the map.

Luguentz Dort

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 5 3 1 0 0 3/6 8/11 1/2

He’s been a top 30 player over the past three games! The six steal game helps but it’s been more than that. Dort is garnering a usage rate of 18.5, hoisting up 11.3 shots per game, scoring 16.7 points, draining 3.3 tres, and grabbing 4.7 boards. He’s converting 52% of his shot attempts! Even on the season, he’s shooting 48%. He was a 39% shooter last season, so some regression should be expected.

Nikola Jokic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 12 6 1 1 1 0/4 12/21 3/3

THE number one player for fantasy right now! Nikola is leading the NBA in dimes. What a freaking Jokic! He’s AVERAGING a trip-dub and stealing 1.9 per game. Cheater! I knew it was too good to be true. Imagine if he blocks one shot per game. I think both my heads would spontaneously combust.

Jamal Murray

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
5 2 4 2 0 1 0/3 2/10 1/1

Momma said there’d be days like this. On the season, Murray has scored in single-digits three times. 911 has three digits. It’s a call for help!!!

Zion Williamson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
32 5 3 1 0 2 0/1 14/19 4/6

I don’t care that he can’t shoot. Zion can leap over the Eiffel Tower with one bounce and destroy souls just minding their business in purgatory with his thunderous dunks. Joe! Watch out! Another one is hurtling toward us! F it. Knock Knock Knock. Open the gates of Hell! Let me in! Is Zion an agent of Satan?

Lonzo Ball

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
7 1 4 3 0 0 0/6 3/10 1/2

Made his return after missing three games due to knee issues and played 23 minutes. Ball contributes in all the counting stat categories. Unfortunately, the percentages are awful. 38% from the field and 58% from the line are not going to cut it. He’s improved his form, so there’s hope and teammate Brandon Ingram was able to make the leap. Hopefully, it happens because I’d like to see the ceiling for Lonzo. Or is that why LaMelo was created?

Nickeil Alexander-Walker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
9 5 2 2 1 2 1/6 4/13 0

Played 31 minutes off the bench. The game was a blowout and Ball was getting eased in, so this won’t be the NWO for NAW.

Rudy Gobert

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 18 1 1 3 0 0 6/8 1/6

Gobert is second in the league for boards and blocks at 13.8 and 2.7 respectively. Too bad he’s shooting 46% from the free-throw line. As a result, he’s a top 70 player.

Donovan Mitchell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 7 4 0 0 5 4/7 9/15 6/6

I’m always happy sliding into the DM. I know what I’m going to get and will rarely be disappointed. With that said, while he can pop off on any night, DM rarely produces the O.M.G. night. He’s finished as the 56th, 51st, and 53rd player on a per-game basis over the past three years. There’s no reason to think he won’t finish in the 50s again.

Joe Ingles

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 3 2 0 1 0 5/6 5/6 0

Returned to action after missing four of the prior five games due to an Achilles injury. Jingles bells reverberated through the arena once again. It doesn’t get the masses into a frenzy, but I see some heads bobbing and feet tapping. Jingles can provide some tres, boards, and dimes.

  1. Mr. Blast says:
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    aYo!

    Drop Royce Da 5 O’Neal for – Cam Johnson or Lamb ?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      aYo! CJ for me

  2. Tony C says:
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    Hey Son thanks for the daily update! With Darius Garland and Al Horford coming off the IL soon which 2 players should I drop among NAW, Divicenzo, Bazley and PatrickWilliams?

    My roster in 12 team 9-cat H2H league:

    Guards: Harden, Kyrie, Coby White, Garland, Quickley, Divincenzo and NAW
    Forwards: George, C. Wood, Oubre, Bazley, P. Williams
    Centers: Aldridge, Horford, Plumlee

    Thanks Son!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      NAW and PW

  3. bobsnyder4210 says:
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    Good stuff. Keep typin’ away…

    Okay, so we’re back where we were last week, since injuries and PPDs never end this year…In a 12-team 9-cat H2H, I have:
    Jokic, Embiid, LaVine, J Allen, Nance, Halliburton, Cam Johnson, Siakam, D Graham, Dort, Capela, Gordon, Lonzo Ball + Sexton on IL

    To activate Sexton (hopefully) later today, I gotta drop somebody. I’m thinkin’ Dort, Johnson, Halliburton or Ball. I’m wondering if Dort’s recent blowup is real and I’m not sure I want to drop his upside…I’m scared that Ball will never be that good this year and/or that something has gone wrong with Halliburton…I recognize that Johnson is just a dependable top100 guy with almost no upside (starter or not) but that has some value…and (bonus paranoia) is Nance’s run coming to an end with Allen there?

    So I’ve completely confused myself again, is what I’m saying…thoughts on what to do if Sexton actually plays tonight?

    Thanks!

  4. Fazzle says:
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    Who would you drop for Fournier?

    Hachimura
    Seth Curry
    Shake Milton

    Points League (points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, turnovers, double doubles, triple doubles)

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Milton

  5. Juan Canasta says:
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    Is Terrence Ross a hold due to scoring and steals? Or is he droppable (for an emerging player) because of how badly his shooting has regressed? Fultz getting hurt seems to have ushered along the regression fairy and oof. Some nights it’s just hard to stomach but I dunno if I should hope for positive regression.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Welcome to shopping at Ross. This is who he is

  6. Take flight says:
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    Thanks Som, just gotta say I am super impressed with Boucher and his rise. Raptors got a nack for finding gems in the rough. Need your thoughts:

    12 team H2H, 9 cat std. Offer: my Bam for Mitch+Donte (I don’t have many quality guards so this seems decent)

    My team:
    Guards: Marcus Smart
    Forwards: Tatum, MPJ, LMA, Plumlee, Bam, Pascal
    Centre: JV, DJ, Adams

    Bench: Avdija, Devon Wright, Danny Green, Royce ONeale

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I don’t like it for you

      • Take flight says:
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        Thanks! And what do you think about my Plumlee for Halliburton?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          I like it

  7. Dungeons and Dragics says:
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    Best IL stash?

    Kevin Porter Jr., Derrick White or Bogdan?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      White

  8. Ricky says:
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    Hii Son,

    My team :
    – Kyrie, fournier, rose, tyus jones
    – Tobias, clarke
    – AD, vuc, ayton, horford, JJJ

    Would you drop someone on my team for waiver ?? h2h, 9cat, 14 teams

    Waiver list : monte, norman, avdija, p.williams, rui, delon w, josh hart, rubio

    Thanks Son

    • Son says:
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      You can drop tyus now. Would steam that spot

  9. eballs says:
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    Best shot in the dark start for today

    Ingles vs NO
    Alexander-Walker @ UTA
    Quickley @ GS

    Points league (rebounds, assists, points, blocks, steals, turnovers, triple doubles, double doubles)

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Ingles for floor, Quickley for upside

  10. Dungeons and Dragics says:
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    14 team, 9 cat H2H

    Here’s the squad:

    PG- Paul
    SG- Ross
    G- Westbrook
    SF- Keldon
    F- Oubre
    PF- Boucher
    C- Ayton
    UTIL- Ibaka
    BN – Dort, KCP, Josh Jackson, Robin Lopez, Robert Williams
    IL- Kevin Porter Jr.
    IL- KAT

    Would you trade Ayton for Aldridge and Mikal Bridges?
    or
    Ayton and Ross for Aldridge, Mikal and DiVincenzo?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      The first one

      • Dungeons and Dragics says:
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        Are you worried at all about Aldridge’s recent poor play or lower minutes?

        • Dungeons and Dragics says:
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          Also, I guess the question was confusing as well – would you do that first trade or hold?

          • Son

            Son says:
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            I’d hold but if trading, prefer the first option

        • Son

          Son says:
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          A little bit. And his age

  11. STL says:
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    Hey Son,

    The current leader in steals aka Larry Nance Jr. is on the wire but I can’t get myself to drop PJW or Clarke for him due to his long-term outlook with the eventual return of Love/Taurean & ‘Fro gaining minutes. I’m 3-1 in that stat thus far, yet always lookin’ to improve the roster… Would you drop anyone for him?

    Appreciate the help!

    12 Teams, 13 CATs

    Dejounte Murray SA – PG,SG
    DeMar DeRozan SA – SG,SF
    PJ Washington Cha – SF,PF
    Chris Boucher Tor – PF,C
    Bam Adebayo Mia – PF,C
    Andrew Wiggins GS – SG,SF
    Michael Porter Jr. Den – SF,PF
    Chris Boucher Tor – PF,C
    Donovan Mitchell Uta – PG,SG
    Brandon Clarke Mem – SF,PF
    Buddy Hield Sac – SG
    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander OKC – SG,SF

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’d sit tight

      • STL says:
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        That’s what I figured.. thanks Son!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Anytime

  12. eballs says:
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    Choose one

    Seth Curry
    Dragic
    Hachimura
    Milton

    Points league (points, assists, rebounds, steals, blocks, turnovers, triple doubles, double doubles)

    • Son

      Son says:
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      rui

      • eballs says:
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        2nd choice?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Dragic

  13. I Just Wanna Kawhi says:
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    I just traded away Fox and Draymond for MPJ. I am just not liking Fox rn. It seems to me that he hasn’t taken that leap yet. FT still suspect, assist and steal numbers aren’t eye popping. Meh Green looking like he just lost his mojo. Stocks hasn’t been the same and he flat out can’t score. I know you’re not supposed draft him for points but the category he is producing is the assists. Meh

    • Son says:
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      Interesting. I understand the logic. I’d rather have Fox but I understand your thinking. Good luck sir!

  14. eballs says:
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    Sit two tonight

    Boucher vs MIA
    Mikal Bridges vs DEN
    Fournier @ IND
    Keldon Johnson vs DAL
    Washington vs CHI

    Points league (points, assists, rebounds, steals, blocks, turnovers, triple doubles, double doubles)

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Fournier and Keldon

  15. J says:
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    Hey slim,

    I know you’re not a huge fan of dealing AD and Lavine at this point in this season haha but I am strongly considering doing it for either Durant, sexton, and capella or Kemba SGA and Wood. The Durant trade feels a little better yeah? Or do you think both these trades are crazy lol?

  16. Cohen says:
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    SON, need points
    Rose, Lamb, Ross, McDermott or Milton?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Rose

  17. fantasy-sleeper says:
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    Whats up! would you trade my Siakm, Clarkson, Coby for his Booker, Donovan, EGordon?
    10T 9cat h2h, thinking that my team would fit fg/ast punt.

    Squad:
    G: Shai, Dejounte, Fournier, Clarkson, Coby, Hart (streamer)
    F: MPJ, Siakm, Oubre, Bazley, Keldon, Clarke, Olynik
    C: Turner
    O: KAT, Nurkic

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I would

  18. Ron Spurling says:
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    Hey Son. Would you trade Zach Lavine and AD for Durant capella and sexton?

    Thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      What’s the context

      • Ron Spurling says:
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        My current team:

        Westbrook
        Smart
        Haliburton
        Quickly
        Divencenzo
        Rubio
        Lavine
        Beasley
        Anunoby
        George (IR for protocols)
        Gallinari
        LMA
        Vanderbilt
        AD

        • Son

          Son says:
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          I’m ok with it

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