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Ugh, things are drying up faster than Tom Selleck’s avocado farm, that’s for sure!

Maybe it’s the shallower draft class…  Maybe it’s a really long list of aging vets…  Or maybe it’s just that all the guys I like could only fill up my top 65 of so…  But eesh, I really don’t want any of the guys ranked 65 and beyond, and rounding out the top 100 was like trying to sit through True Detective season 2.  Hah, still haven’t seen it, I’m just applying some groupthink there…  Here’s to hoping ESPN and Yahoo botch their pre-ranks and skew some nasty ADPs!  And just throwing it out there to astute re-draft commishes – ESPN and Yahoo’s initial ranks always look pretty poopy before a massive re-adjust closer to the season.  Maybe you can con your league to draft earlier and dominate the ill-informed, non-Razzball reading scrubbos… Here’s the Top 100 for the 2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Season:

76. Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves – Well, I wouldn’t be too opposed to getting KAT though, that’s for sure!  Although he seems to have some of that #1 overall pick buzz that could make him overdrafted on draft day.  Slim and I had a lengthy debate of Towns vs. Myles Turner on yesterday’s Podcast, WHICH I OF COURSE WON!  Even though Slim sees the Pacers’ big man depth more imposing than I do, I don’t think you can argue it’s more of a challenge to get minutes vs. the mix of Gorgui, Nikola Pekovic, Anthony Bennett, Kevin Garnett (at least for a few mins here and there) and Adreian Payne.  Plus I don’t see him playing 82 games at 28 minutes, after only playing 21.1 MPG in his 39 freshman Kentucky games.  It’s not necessarily his fault he played so little as the Wildcats crushed everyone until the end there, but I do have some concerns with that rookie wall.  Long-term – he’s a massive big who will get tons of boards and swats and is a great FT shooter.  Upside is immense – I just don’t see the Wolves wholly unleashing him this year.

77. Marcin Gortat, Washington Wizards – In one of the oddest stat calculations you’ll ever fathom, Gortat was 12th – yes 12th – in per-game value in the second half last year.  Not 12th on the Wizards…  Or even 12th in the East!  12th in the NBA!  A lot of that had to do with making 6.2-10.0 from the field at 61.8%, but he also got up to 0.8 steals per.  Alongside a block and a half and nearly a dubdub a night, Gortat should be fine in a low-upside way.  I think he gets back over 30 minutes, especially since the Wiz really don’t have any other centers.  I don’t think they Valanciunas him.

78. Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans – Man, this feels riskier than Mel Gibson’s first post-Anti-Semitic movie being called The Beaver with him talking to a hand puppet the whole time!  Back-to-back seasons ending with stress fracture issues in his leg, he had a screw placed in there this last time and is still rehabbing as of early August.  Of pure talent and upside, Holiday is easily the best guy left at this point, but the risk on those legs – especially since he’s still rehabbing and not playing yet – doesn’t warrant a higher selection.

79. Gorgui Dieng, Minnesota Timberwolves – Give me a chance, coach!  After some gawdy numbers to wrap up 13-14, Dieng only got 49 starts with 24 off the bench in 14-15.  I was actually a little surprised he got over 30 MPG last year (by 2 seconds – hah!), but a 33:31 MPG second half put him over the edge.  As a starter last year, The Gorgui Apparatus was 10.8/8.8/2.3/1.1/2.0 hitting 50.8% from the field and 78.1% from the line, and on virtually any other team with a clear starting PF role, I would be pushing him towards the top 50.  But KG is going to start and play 10 or 15 minutes or whatever when he can, then there’s that mix of bigs Flip will flip in as mentioned with Towns.  Love the player, hate the situation.

80. Deron Williams, Dallas Mavericks – While I’m really scared of Jrue, I guess I’m only medium-scared of Senor Kankles over here…  Kinda like Alien vs. Alien Resurrection.  Scared vs. a little freaked out by the French might be a more apt metaphor…  Anyway, Monsieur Deron actually made it through 68 games last year on his Gruyere ankles, and in the 55 as a starter he was really solid for 14.3/3.6/7.1/1.0/0.3 with 1.4 treys and only 2.4 TO.  Downside was a sub 40% FG%, but I think that goes up with the better talent around him in Dallas.  Also, in those 55 starts he played 32:53 MPG, so there’s a glimmer of hope he can be productive and stay healthy in the big D.  Injury risk and regressing skills I think are built in for what could be a mid-round valuable PG.

81. Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards – Last year was a pretty big letdown for Beal, as he suffered another rash of injuries and lost nearly 2 PPG.  I know he’s a shooter and not a facilitator, but I love AST:TO as a quick-n-dirty look at how a [usually] younger player is progressing and Beal regressed from 3.3:1.8 to 3.1:2.0 last year.  I really wish we saw an expanded 3-pt game as well, with that constantly-compared-to-Ray-Allen-gorgeous-best-form-in-basketball stroke.  I keed of course, I just think his shooting form is a little over-hyped.  It was good to see the steals up to 1.2 and he’ll have a little more freedom in the O, but the injury concerns negate the upside I see.

82. Alec Burks, Utah Jazz – Here’s a sleeper I’m starting to like!  Tough to find guys I really “like” in this range, and no – Slim didn’t brainwash me!  The Dante Exum injury has opened up a huge hole at PG, mainly because Trey Burke is awful.  Shoulder surgery ended Burks’ 14-15 pretty early, but he said it’s been aching him since high school and there’s some optimism he can further improve on the perimeter game.  I don’t see any way he doesn’t crush his former high in dimes (3.0 last year), and with the Jazz turning into a defensive juggernaut, I think we see a best in steals as well.  With minutes at both the 1 and 2, there’s some solid upside here.

83. Robin Lopez, New York Knicks – Don’t worry, I still think Rolo is terrible.  He’s an awful real-life player, all Sideshow Bobbing around like a giant inflatable fishing bobber.  But that’s a perfect fit for the misfits on the Poppycockers!  The minutes took a hit last year down to 27:45, but the Knicks threw him the money and for a while there in 14-15, Chris Kaman was playing some great ball off the bench.  Of course there’s that threat with [one of my picks for most underrated in the NBA] Kevin Seraphin and some minutes to Kristaps Porzingis, but I think Rolo gets back up to 30 mins.  I see right at 8-9 boards for maybe a career-best, 1.5-2.0 blocks, and all with good % and low TO.  Boring, but usuable.

84. Jonas Valanciunas, Toronto Raptors – The Luminescent Lithuanian is dimming faster than Bill Cosby’s cache!  Actually, I should compare my low JV rank with Bill Cosby – it’s causing nothing but uproar in the comments!  All I can say is, eat this candy real quick, you might fall asleep for a while, and then check JV’s stats when you wake up in April.  The per-36s are going to look fantastic, but the 26:11 MPG last year was pure maddening, especially since he was making 57.2% from the field and vastly improved in REB & BLK rates per-36.  I just don’t really see the minutes getting up into the 30s; JV is deserving, but coach Dwane Casey hates him and has already hinted the Luminescent Lithuanian will sit late in games.  We can all hope Casey comes to his senses and lets the talented big get the run, but I’m not banking on it.

85. Ty Lawson, Houston Rockets – Damn, I had no intention of getting the Lindsay Lohan of the NBA into my top-100, but there’s just no players left!  And honestly, what is the biggest risk?  I think it’s yet another DUI, and with all signs optimistic in his rehab, I think the Rox either start him or let him run a bit with Harden along with all the 2nd unit minutes.  He’s just off a 15.2/3.1/9.6 season with only 2.5 TO, so the upside is still there – and he did all of that while drunk!  Imagine how much better he’ll be able to see the court when sober!  Obviously he won’t get to Denver numbers, but there’s enough room for the numbers to be mid-range-ish.

86. DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors – For scoring late, here’s your pick!  Otherwise, ummmmmm…  One of my better calls of 13-14, DeRozan regressed mightily last year.  Using that quick-n-dirty AST:TO comp (a stat that rose for him considerably through his career through 13-14), it dropped from 4.0:2.2 to 3.5:2.3 last year.  And boy oh boy, the developing perimeter game disappeared as well, dropping from 0.8 3PTM in 13-14 to 0.4.  Really the only step up was the steal rate, and while some regression can be blamed on that bad groin injury he suffered in late November, I don’t think there’s enough multi-cat upside to go higher.

87. Thaddeus Young, Brooklyn Nets – Another yawn, amiright?!  Thad the Impaler saw his stats getting Impaled in Minnesota.  Then to make matters worse, got benched in Brooklyn.  He finally came on again late, but it looks like his perimeter game is stifled and set to be stuck under 1.0 3PTM per, and he had a bad dropoff in FT%.  The only reason I’m going here is for the out-of-position steals and the durability.  Not too bad of a downside.

88. Joe Johnson, Brooklyn Nets – Sticking with the boring ol’ Nets vets (seriously, are there any Brooklyn fans that are actually EXCITED for this season?!), if this yet another yawnstipating option is on the board and I guess I would have to take him.  The treys took a dip, but JJ had a big increase in rebounds and dimes while keeping his TO low.  With D-Will now gone and Jack helming the Brooklyn Yawnstipators, I could see another good year in AST.  Nothing is very sexy, but he’s only missed 5 games the past two years, and even at age 34 I don’t see a big dropoff.  I don’t buy Rondae Hollis-Jefferson putting up too much pressure to take his starting role either…

89. Jarrett Jack, Brooklyn Nets – Ya know, I had these guys close and thought it was weird, then just kept dropping the sandwich in between em ending up with three straight Nets…  Sue me!  Your new starting PG for the “Life Support Needed on the Court” (ya know, like “Fastest Show on Turf…”  No…?), Jack was solid starter for 15.9/3.8/6.6/1.2/0.3 in 27 starting nods.  Unfortunately, it came with sub-1 treys (0.7) while still shooting  only 45.8% – no bueno with no treys.  Jack’s never been a big 3s or steals guy, as even 1.2 STL over a season would be a career-best.  This is as high as I could go, even with Jack reading this and saying, “I should be higher, wahhhhhhhhhhh!!!  I’m Jarrett Jack!”

90. P.J. Tucker, Phoenix Suns – Almost as super extreme as his DUI, Tucker had a super extreme second half, putting up 11.3/7.4/1.5/1.4/0.3 with 1.1 treys.  The boards really make him interesting as a sneaky top-100 wing, and with Markieff Morris continuing his crusade to get off the Suns, there might even be a little more upside for a few more shots.  The upside isn’t huge, but I bet Tucker’s ADP is well into the 100s.

91. Arron Afflalo, New York Knicks – Things must be REALLY thin to get A-R-Ron(!) into the top 100!  The numbers took a steep decline last year, even with his initial stint with the Magic before evaporating with the Blazers.  Now heading to the Poppycockers, even alongside Melo there’s a big need for O in the triangle.  They have absolutely no other scorers, and Afflalo will enter the season at still only 29-years-old.  I don’t think we see a repeat of that 13-14 season, but treys/FT%/a couple of dimes/low TO/upside for maybe 16 PPG could be had.  I just wish he could friggin’ steal a basketball…

92. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers – Man, five years ago, did you ever think there’d be a rankings with Afflalo AHEAD of Kobe?!  There’s just no reason to take the risk of Bryant – both with the injuries or with the apocalyptic FG%.  We all know he’s barely played – only gotten through 41 games the past two years – but then there’s that albatross 37.3% FG% on 7.6-20.4 shots last year!  Plus on 3.7 TO…  I guess at 92nd maybe you take a shot that he can play 60 games, let’s others take shots, and protects the ball a little better.  But damn I ain’t touching this any higher.

93. Darren Collison, Sacramento Kings – Yup, ahead of Rajon Rondo – who in 9-cat is borderline unownable if he doesn’t make drastic improvements.  Colly was fantastic last year before getting hurt, turning in great value on our bold ranking.  But with Rondo brought in, Collison will be relegated to a 6th man swing guard although George Karl has said the two will play some together.  With how the NBA is progressing to more combo guard sets, that could be more often than not.  What pushed Colly into the top-100 for me is I see a good chance the Kings move that Rondo 1-year deal at the deadline for a first rounder, which of course depends on Rondo being decent at basketball again.  If that happens, Collison could be a 2nd-half monster.

94. Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls – Ya know, I really thought I would have Noah a little higher envisioning a resurgent year.  But now there’s reports that Noah could be coming off the bench, after already seeing his minutes limited to the 30 MPG range.  And for some reason last year, as I begin all my sentences with bad structure (it’s easy – Mkay!), Noah saw his %s plummet with a career-worst 44.5 FG% and 60.3 FT%.  Both of those seem a little fluky low to me, and even with Rose playing some of the time, Noah kept his dimes up to 4.7.  There’s some warts – Noah isn’t known for his pretty face – but there’s enough value and smidgen of upside to snag him here.

95. Enes Kanter, Oklahoma City Thunder – One of the best trades to benefit both teams in the deal in the history of the NBA happened last year, as Gobert was unleashed for the Jazz, and Kanter was a monster for the Thunder with Ibaka and Durant hurt.  And while piling up the O in their absence, it got Kanter PAID!  4 years at $70 mil paid!  THAT’S A LOT MORE THAN MONTA ELLIS!  Anyway, Kanter was a beastly 18.7/11.0 at 56.6% from the field, with a decent volume 77.6% from the stripe.  That’s where the good ends, as his AST+STL+BLK combined for an even 2.0 in the second half, after combining for 1.3 in 49 games for the Jazz.  He might fit certain builds a couple spots earlier, but in a vacuum, it’s a dubdub threat with decent percents – and by dubdub I mean 11/10 as the Pts will come crashing down with the Thunder healthy.

96. Wilson Chandler, Denver Nuggets – WILLLLLSSSSSOONNN!!!  Ok, ok, I know he’s not great, but there’s nothing else good left!  Chandler also GOT PAID and should see solid minutes at the 2/3.  On a 4-year $46 mil deal ($3 MIL MORE THAN MONTA, YOU CAN’T TELL ME A TEAM SHOULD VALUE CHANDLER MORE!!!!), the Nugs didn’t pay him to take a back seat to rebuilding rookies, and he was pretty durable last year playing 78 games at 31:40 MPG.  I wish he could get over 0.7 STL like we’ve seen the past two years, but he marginally drops in a block or two, hits his treys, had a career-best 6.1 boards last year, and doesn’t turn it over.  I don’t think anyone can dispute he won’t repeat last year’s numbers, and he was 85th in per-game.

97. J.J. Redick, Los Angeles Clippers – Back-to-back [almost] ThrAGNOFS!  Well, Chandler gets a few extra boards, Redick, ummmm, yeah…  Combined AST+STL+BLK last year was 2.4, BELOW his 2.6 treys a game!  Hah – awesome.  A big driver of Redick’s value was a career-best 43.7% from deep, which I’m not sure he’s able to replicate.  While he will contend with Jamal Crawford for minutes, the addition of Paul Pierce certainly helps with his lower run vs. all the minutes Matt Barnes played.  Redick should once again get 31ish mins, but his overall 47.7 FG% should drop back to 45% in a solid, albeit underwhelming year.

98. Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies – Ugh, do I REALLY have to rank T-Dog in the top 100?!  That’s me reprimanding myself, and continuing to beat the dead horse that the pool of players I like dries up faster than I can ever remember.  Per-game Randolph was still solid at 65th, and while it’s hard to get excited about anything he does, there were some interesting nuggets in his stats.  1.0 STL was his highest since 09-10 and 48.7 FG% highest since 10-11.  Neither of those things represent any upside to me, but it does indicate – in my mind – he’s not content to deteriorate as the same player getting incrementally worse every aging season.  But be sure to read those previous 3 sentences as “I hope I don’t ACTUALLY have to draft Zach Randolph this year”…

99. Wesley Matthews, Dallas Mavericks – If I don’t want Randolph, I really don’t want Matthews, but I’m hoping this rank has me well priced out.  The Mavs are going to be EXTREMELY cautious with their investment, but I guess if Matthews slipped this far, I would be cautious with my low-risk investment as well.  I think it’s going to be a really rough start, but there’s enough upside for a big second half run to like him as a stash.  Coming off an Achilles tear is no spring picnic (or is it summer picnic?), so there’s no guarantee he’s even close to his old self in the second half either.

100. Emmanuel Mudiay, Denver Nuggets – Mmmmmm, love me some Mudiay!  Mmmmm, hate me some “this could be another MCW” comps!  Never again, MCW, never again!  Mudiay is still as raw as gas station sushi, likely going to hurt both %s, and turn it over more than Kobe Bryant in 13-14 (6 games of 5.7 TO in under 30 minutes is near impossible to repeat!).  I jest with that last one, but like MCW coming into his rookie year, no one had any top-100 expectations and his counting stats were enough to justify top-100 value even if his metrics looked poopier and bloodier than the bathroom of Saw.  I’m just at a loss for anyone else to crack the top-100, so I’m hoping for a little upside, survivable %s, and the dimes this late.

 

Lord help me getting through ranks 101-200, because it gettin’ ugly!  If you haven’t heard yet, I am getting married this weekend then out on my honeymoon, so the ranks will continue the final week of August.  Tomorrow morning we’ll have the master standings updated, and of course keep your comments going as I will be responding on an island beach somewhere.  Hope you’re having a good summer, Razzball Nation!

  1. Matty says:
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    Ugh, Valanciunas is now a term. “Hey, nice 16 point, 8 rebound first half. But because we don’t like winning consistently, we’re gonna have to Valanciunas you for the rest of the game, m’kay?”

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @Matty: Love it, ha-ha.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Matty: @A Hill O’ Beans: hahaha I did amount use it as a term with Gortat, official term officially made!

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    If the Nets stand pat and don’t bring in another PG to threaten Jack for minutes, I think he can post top-75 value pretty easily. His 6.5 assists per as a starter are gold this far down the draft board. I found assists to be darn near impossible to chase late in the season via the waiver wire so they are going to be at a premium for me this season.

    I don’t see how JJ isn’t locked into 30MPG as the roster is currently constructed. The Nets don’t even have anyone they’re going to care to “groom” with the rest of the depth chart reading: Larkin, Boatwright, and Sloan. Ick. And from a usage standpoint, Joe Johnson should continue his rapid decline so I doubt we’ll see him playing much point-forward.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Matty: ummmm well I was able to find some here and there – Mo Williams, LaVine, etc. if only jack could do one more thing really well he’d be closer to 60.

      I don’t think Johnson will be playing “point forward” but jack isn’t exactly a great creator and I see Johnson getting those lame passes into the post, one move from Brolo or Thad, assist scored to Johnson. Or kicks back out to Jack for long 2s.

    • Slim

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      @Matty: Yeah Jack will be a solid PG3. The sub 1 steal and 3 out of a PG means you’ll need to make it up somewhere else. Either an extra big that shoots 3s or one of those extremely high end guys like Curry. I think more than anything it depends on who you pair jack with. Lillard/Reggie/Jack would almost be a punt steals team by default.

      Joe Johnson should be OK… Lots of minutes and lots of USG, but can he survive that at his age. Bogdanovic is pretty bad, as evidence by his multiple benchings and DNPs last year so I’m kind of hoping he gets his minutes crunched Johnson plays more guard and Hollis-Jefferson gets solid minutes at SF. With 30 minutes RHJ might get to 1.5-2.0 steals. He still has a ways to go with his 3pt shot but he should have a nice opportunity considering that “depth” you mentioned. Classic 3-and-D guy, eventually, which is all the rage right now.

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        @Slim: I can see Jack getting back to an even 1.0 3s per game this year with a 30MPG role. He’s done it three out of the last seven years. I also love his durability (79 or more GP nine out of 10 years is about as good as it gets). The steals/blocks leave a lot to be desired and FG% is sub-par for a guy who isn’t a long range bomber. But his FT% is dynamite (mid-80s for his career) and if he can get there three times a game, that’s helpful. I agree that his value can ebb & flow depending on your team build up until the point where you draft him, but I suppose the same can be said of just about all players outside the first few rounds. I think it’s pretty easy to find out of position 3s later in the draft (guys like Patterson, Mirotic, etc.) and there are lots of options early to provide a cushion in the steals department. I think by season’s end, JJ is closer to 60 than he is to 100…due in large part to his durability and lack of competition for minutes.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Slim: @Matty: True Jack is pretty durable…

          Wow, 60!? I just don’t know if the metrics like his value enough. Could he be 60ish value on the right build? Sure I could see that if you started with Curry and got another big dimer

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            @JB Gilpin: Closer to 60 than 100 cumulative value (not per-36 or per-game), yeah. So I’d bet he’s in that 65/70’ish range as opposed to 90’ish where you’ve currently got him.

            The more seasons that pass, the more I realize and appreciate durability and team depth (or lack thereof). Especially in today’s NBA where guys on elite teams with capable backups are getting DNP-old/superstar, players like Jack aren’t going to be at nearly high a risk of losing a handful of games for no legitimate reason…though, admittedly, he’s no spring chicken himself.

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Matty: Aight well, it’s not like we’re too far off. We shall see.

              The durability is indeed nice. But he is getting older as you mention, sometimes it’s just one thing that can linger and jack it up.

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    Also, I like Wilson Chandler a good deal higher than where you’ve got him ranked (#96). I think simply out of necessity Denver is going to be running a tight 8-, sometimes 9-man rotation:

    PG – Mudiay, Jameer
    SG – Chandler, Foye
    SF – Gallo, Barton
    PF/C – Faried, Hickson, Nurkic

    Maybe sprinkle in a bit of Gary Harris if the Nugs actually see something there to develop (I’m skeptical). But I like both Nuggets wings for career years if they can stay healthy.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Matty: Ummm, well I don’t really disagree with any of that, but I don’t see much more run than the 31:40 last year and the change of losing Lawson’s shots/usage I see as a push vs. Gallo playing full-time starting SF taking shot/Mudiay not facilitating as well/Ds not having to focus on PG as much defensively. 85th per-game last year seems pretty close to what I think he does this yr

    • Slim

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      @Matty: The lack of steals and blocks from Chandler just destroys his value. I agree with JB, Tucker should be better and that says more about Chandler than it does Tucker.

      I’d add Lauvergne, Jokic, and Arthur to that big man rotation. And I think Gary Harris plays. The biggest issue is that this team is going to lose a lot of games. Should keep the starters minutes down unfortunately. And there will constantly be the threat of them going full tank mode. I would also say there should be plenty of trade rumors all year and if Wilson or Gallo gets moved I imagine it would only be somewhere that would hurt their value.

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        @Slim: Might have to agree to disagree on this one. I just don’t see how Denver pays Chandler that much money and doesn’t give him 32MPG…rebuild/youth movement or not.

        I just have this hunch that we’re going to see 2010 Wilson Chandler (his first season with the Nugs) – 32-33MPG, 15.3/5.7/1.7 with closer to 3.5 combined 3s/stls/blks. Mid-40s from the field and around 80% from the stripe.

        I could very well be proven wrong, but I’ll bet on a resurgent year from WC before I settle for a declining asset like Joe Johnson.

        • Slim

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          @Matty: I’m trying to find something to support improvement over last year but I’m struggling. My numbers are…

          .425/.770/1.8/14.5/5.8/1.8/0.7/0.4/1.5 :32

          We’re pretty far off with the percents. The problem I have with his FG% is that those 1st couple years in Denver he was only shooting about 3 3s per game. Now he shoots closer to 6. I can’t really see his FG% getting back to 45% while he’s doing that. FT% doesn’t really matter since he shoots less than 2 per game, and that number kinda shows how hes more jump shooter than slasher nowadays. For him to get to 3.5 combined 3s/stls/blcks he would need to get to about 2/1/0.5 or so, not impossible but it would be a hefty improvement in steals and it’s still pretty ThrAGNoFy. He did play 31.7 min last year, basically how many we both think he gets this year.

          It wouldn’t surprise me at all if someone like McCollum passed him in overall value. I actually think Chandler shouldn’t be in the top 100 so I imagine I’m lower than most.

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          @Slim: @Matty: Yeah I think Gallo is easier to move than Chandler. Chandler on a 4 year deal just going into it is going to be tough to dump.

          Well that 2010 season was all front loaded with Knicks stats. The main one I have trouble with is that FG%. Mudiay isn’t really a plus as a facilitator. I have these two guys close, I could go either way, trumping factor for me is the assists for Johnson

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            @JB Gilpin: Fair enough. And I actually agree with you that the numbers support your ranking more than my contention that Chandler will finish inside the top-75. He is one of my seasonal “hunch” guys that for whatever reason just stands out as having a better-than-average (or career) year.

            And to Slim’s point – I’m on board the McCollum train as well. The cupboard is pretty bare in Portland and despite Lillard proving to be ultra-durable so far in his career, I think CJM can carve out a really nice 6th man role. So much so that I think by year’s end he’ll be in the conversation for 6MOY. He’ll be inside my top-100.

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              @Matty: Actually – one question re/ McCollum for you guys: What do you think his minutes split will be by position (PG/SG)?

              I can see him getting solid run as the first guy off the bench replacing Hendo at SG. And then sliding to point (or “lead guard”) while Lillard takes a break. But let’s say CJM gets 28 minutes per game – you think those are split down the middle between catch & shoot SG and ball-handling PG?

              • JB Gilpin

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                @Matty: Hah I know what you mean with the hunches, my big one is on Bledsoe. Which is looking even more up with Kieff maybe out.

                Yeah McCollum should be a good minutes 6th man, I just worry he won’t do enough outside of Pts/3. I’d guess 28 mins, 10 PG 18 SG. That’s just an outta my ass guess. LOL I DIDN”T EVEN GET TO THE BOTTOM OF YOUR YET! Funny we both guessed 28.

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                  @JB Gilpin: McCollum’s usage with the second team (i.e. sans Lillard) should be off the charts. I mean, just look at the rest of the likely rotational bench players: Harkless, Vonleh, Kaman…maybe Meyers Leonard. Yikes.

                  The more I look at that depth chart, the more I see similarities with the first and second units actually. SG thru C amongst the starters are all below-average usage guys with very unpolished offensive games. Hendo/AFA/Davis/Plumlee? Jeez. Dame’s shooting arm might fall off by the all-star break.

                  Anyways, the high usage minutes should be there for both Lillard and McCollum this year. Volume? Yep. Efficiency? Methinks not so bueno.

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                    @Matty: Oh that’s the best second unit in the NBA! Eesh… Ugly. It’s all ugly minus Lillard and then upside-y guys like McCollum/Vonleh/etc. Hah yeah, why I like lillard this year. Sure Lillard’s FG% won’t be too pretty, but I don’t think his TO get catastrophic.

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                      @JB Gilpin: Somebody other than Dame is going to have to post fantasy worth numbers from that starting lineup. I just have absolutely no idea who it’ll be. AFA can give you some defensive goodies with the occasional 3 ball. But if he continues shooting from distance his FG% will probably stay in the low-40s like last year, rather than the .470s he shot during his last couple years with Nawlins.

  4. Kimoi says:
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    Free MCW. He’s a stat suffer that improved with the Bucks after that horrible stretch with the 76ers. Where do you plan on putting him?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Kimoi: Well, first of all, in 9 cat terms he just destroys %s and TO. Then in real NBA terms, I think Vasquez is going to take a ton of minutes, especially on cold shooting nights.

      I really don’t see where MCW improved except 1.5 to 2.0 steals and in FT%. FG% went up a little, but at the downgrade of making virtually no 3s. Down in Pts, way down in AST, along with a still abhorrent 3.2 TO. Sure you can point to lower minutes, but I think they get even lower. I don’t even think he gets to 30 MPG – which really isn’t the big a dropoff from 30:20 so far with the Bucks, and now they have a better backup PG.

      He’ll likely land 115 range.

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        @JB Gilpin: I think MCW and vasquez get a lot of run on the court together. Lord knows the Bucks need some shooting, and with their roster they have a lot of combos they could throw out there. Vasquez is going to have nights where he is hot and MCW might lose a few minutes but the Bucks are built on defense and Vasquez can’t chase poeple around or switch everything like MCW can. I have zero concerns about MCW’s minutes. I’m with Slim on this one, I think he is fringe top 100. Higher if you have the build for it. He will deffinatly be on my salary cap league where I already have Lillard and Boogie to destoy my TO’s. If you have an 8 cat league he is way more useful there too. Not to mention he just upgraded like the monstars stealing some real NBA tallent.

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          @Jensen: Okay, they won’t get a LOT of run together. That was a mistake to say, lets call it, some run together. Like I could see Vasquez being the first off the bench to play SG with the starters a little then when MCW comes out he shifts to PG for the few min MCW is on the bench.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Jensen: Interesting, yeah I figured they’d get some, but only when the oppo team is going combo guard. Oh for sure MCW is fringe 100! I consider 115ish fringe 100, as in he could be my pick at 100 depending on roster comp to that point. Def top 100 in 8 cat, no question

    • Slim

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      @Kimoi: Yeah… MCW still has upside. I think him missing all offseason last year really hurt his progression. I think we can expect some across the board improvement with him healthy and on a team with NBA calibur players. If you wanted him in the top 100 I wouldn’t argue with it.

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      @Slim: @Kimoi: A first rounder for Vasquez didn’t show me they have a lot of faith in him…

  5. Kimoi says:
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    You’re definitely underrating Thaddeus Young. He struggled last year a lot because of his mom’s passing and getting used to that new offense in Brooklyn. He’s a top 60- 75 player.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Kimoi: Hah “his mom’s passing”. So Thad started the last 20 games, and from March 8 on (first of those last 20), his per-game value according to Basketball Monster was 106th. 14.4/6.5/1.5/1.5/0.3 with 0.6 treys shooting 47.8%. Meh. Did shoot a real fluky low 58.2% from the stripe, but it was low volume.

      I’m struggling to find any further upside from that run. As I mention above, 3s have dried up, FT% continues to be an issue (but should be well above 60%), and he’s really only had one pretty good year (13-14). I don’t see him finishing that high.

    • Slim

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      @Kimoi: Thads career year with the sixers is definitely in the rear view mirror for me. I do not see that happening again. I agree with everything JB said and I would also point out a declining steal rate. Still good, just not elite.

  6. Nick says:
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    Hey Jb! What do you guys think of some popular 2nd and 3rd year players that are sure to be big sleepers this year? You’ve got some rookies in there which is cool, but so hard to really predict. I’m thinking more of guys like McCollum, Gordon, caldwell pope, stauskas and hood. All on my radar personally.

    I’m in dynasty and we’ve got a free agent draft coming up. Burks, McCollum, hood and stauskas are all sitting there. McCollum was to be my biggest target. What do you think?

    Congrats on the marriage by the way!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Nick: Hey man! Well, does Wiggins count as a sleeper?! I have him 2nd round vs ADP probably 30s-40s, so there’s that!

      Of those guys… Aaron Gordon is going to be pretty high in the 100s and I like the most. McCollum still has to fight for some minutes, he’ll be fairly high in the 100s too, but I think he’s getting overhyped. KCP – mmmmm love him, but hate Van Gundy not letting him get a ton of shots and continually hoarding wings. Stauskas could be interesting, but only a last pick kinda guy. Dunno if Hood plays enough.

      Mmmmmmm, gimme Burks! Exum injury opens up a big window, and I think he easily out-minutes and out-values McCollum.

      Thanks so much man, can’t believe I’m about to be a taken man! I’ll have to take down all my Ricky Rubio fat heads now….

  7. Matty says:
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    Non-rankings comment: NBA season starts Oct 27th with a double-header – Cavs vs Bulls and Pellies vs Warriors.

    Also, five games on Christmas starting at noon ET…I hope my family isn’t planning on me coming for dinner.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Matty: I love the Christmas games! I’ll be looking at the schedule more later tonight. Slim’s gonna get crackin on that playoff sched article!

  8. Woo says:
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    Agree on McCollum. Dude is going to be a scoring machine .

    Im a big Nurkic and Porter fan.

    My projections (Otto) : 10 pts, 1 3PM, 6 rebs, 1.6 asts, 1 stls, 0.5 blks, 45% FG, 74% FT, 1.2 TOs, 29 mpg.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Woo: Interesting – I know McCollum has the buzz, but I think it’s getting overblown. Per-36s didn’t really improve last year, and he has some injury issues. Ohhhhh man, I would be all over some Nurk! But he wore down pretty bad last year and had a major off-season knee surgery. A little scary. Porter is probably the highest of these 3. Ummmm, I don’t see too much in that line to disagree with… I think that’s nearly identical to what PJ Tucker will do, but Tucker with more steals and upside for more Pts with Markieff maybe traded. Plus Tucker should play more mins. Why Tuck is in here, and Porter just out

    • Slim

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      @Woo: I’m hoping for a little more out of Otto. Those numbers would finish well outside the top 100. Steals! He needs more steals! Nurkic not being able to have a healthy offseason to work out and practice just kills him for me. Sure top 150 in case he’s ok but it’s tough.

      One thing about CJ for you JB. AST:TO per 36. 1st year 2.0:2.6. ouch. Last year 2.4:1.8. That’s a big improvement. He’s a scorer and his USG should skyrocket so that’s really why we’re drafting him. I thought he would be a good steals guy coming out of college but year 1 he was 1.1 per 36. Last year that number jumped to 1.6 per 36. I see the improvement. Easily top 125 with 30 minutes. Those numbers destroy what McLemore did who was another lotto pick the same year, and a decent play this year.

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        @Woo: @Slim: Yeah that’s a good one on CJ’s AST:TO. And for sure, def top 125. But I could see him being a buzzy sleeper darling and be top 100 to a lot of experts and I just don’t see it.

  9. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Just saw the update that Mike Scott is facing 25 years in prison. As a Canadian it seems beyond insane that an ounce of weed can get you 10 years in prison! WTF is that? People get less than that for rape or murder. Some messed up priorities…

    • JB Gilpin

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      @A Hill O’ Beans: Yeesh. The MDMA seems fair for a steep penalty, but 10 years for 32 grams of weed?! Totally with you. Although bringing it back to fantasy, it’s adios Mike Scott as a $1 keeper haha

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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah, I can see the 15 years for Molly. The minimum is actually 2 years if he’s convicted, and there’s a pretty good chance of it since he admitted it was his I guess. I’m pretty sure the weed would get you a max of 6 months or a $1000 fine in Canada, ha-ha.

        I think it’s pretty safe to say Mike won’t be suiting up for you next year…

        • JB Gilpin

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          @A Hill O’ Beans: Yeah I doubt he gets those max penalties, but it’s not looking good. It’s still baffling that the weed could cost him 10 years, yet its legal in 3 states…

          • Slim

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            @JB Gilpin: Yeah those are all Maxes. The refer won’t get him any jail time but the Molly… If I were a betting man I would bet he gets some time and ATL straight cuts him. He’s 27 so it isn’t like he’s a guy they are looking to for the future.

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              @Slim: Sad emoji

  10. Dscottncc says:
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    I really want to own Porzingis and Kyle Oquinn as a Knicks fan. Will they crack your 200 and would I be alright taking a gamble as my last two picks in a 12 man?

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      @Dscottncc: For sure both are top 200, prob both top 150. Picking which one I like better is tough… I have no problem taking both to see what happens at the end, would get Porzingis first since he’s a buzzier name, then O’Quinn. I’m leaning O’Quinn having more value though, but close.

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      @Dscottncc: I’d leave KOQ out of the top 150. Seraphin is going to cut into everyones PT. They keep saying Amundson was a priority and once they are well out of the playoffs Porzingis should get more run. He’s the guy I would put into the top 150. And Melo should get some time at PF again… Outside of RoLo this situation looks like a clusterfu…

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Slim: Yeah they’re close. Depends on if the KNicks hover at that 8th spot. I could see it. But yes, it’s an annoying mix

  11. dan-o1 says:
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    aye yo JB, congratulations brother!!!!!. where’s the honeymoon?….and more importantly,does Rubio know about this?!?!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dan-o1: Yo thanks man! In Spain in Ricky Rubio’s bedroom! haha jk, in Grenada in the Caribbean. Pumped!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dan-o1: Thanks for the wedding present man!

  12. Dante Green says:
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    I’m only interested in drafting Burcs and Collison, but damnn 76-100 really is awful. Haha and Joe Johnson is still playing… LOL.

    OK, so as someone who bleeds purple and orange, I hate how Keef is acting up. My Suns’ season is already looking bad and it hasn’t even started yet! If we trade him, are we gonna get value in return? Nah, I don’t think so. Remember what the Nuggets got from that Lawson deal, I mean their stock took a hit because of their off court issues. No matter how I see it, our campaign this season is REALLY looking bad. I guess no playoffs in what, 6 years and counting? Lol. The only player I wish to replace Kief with is Mirotic!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dante Green: Hah, I know right?! But you should see the next 20 or so I have out, none of them are any better! Rondo? MCW? KCP? Tony Parker? Mozgov? Yikes it’s ugly! I feel like I put all my sleepers early since these late bums are so bummy!

      Yeah – it’s not good. Trading Marcus without talking with them was dumb. Hah Mirotic would be a good one! I was thinking of possible trades… To Nuggets for Gallo? Meh. What about to the Wizards, and play him at PF? Wiz maybe give up a 1st rounder and something….

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      @Dante Green: Minny big men are going to be for me. It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if Pekovic doesn’t play a single game this year and Garnett isn’t a threat to anyone. Bennett and Payne are terrible… Gorgui should easily finish top 75 and Towns has the upside for even more. Plus neither hurts FTs. I’m a fan.

      I like Collison more than JB. I think Rondo is done. Question is how long will it take SAC to realize that.

      I’ve been trying to find a landing spot for Markieff too. How about a Markieff for Sully swap? The thing is the Suns desperately need to get a PF back, one who can play 30+ minutes. Oh yeah, have you seen Sullingers before and after pics he’s been posting? He’s doing all the right things this year, and even if he stays in Boston, he should overtake DLee in no time and Amir is constantly nursing sore ankles. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Sully posts top 100 value, in a contract year.

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        @Slim: Mirotic isn’t going anywhere. They would turn that down half way through the Suns making the offer.

      • Dante Green says:
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        @JB Gilpin: @Slim: good god, Rondo?! MCW??!! Hah How about we trade Markief for Jabari?? That’d be awesome! Man, congratulations on your wedding! I wish you and your wife a happy life!

        Yea! The Minny guys will be reliable!! I just saw Sully’s pictures, I’m glad him and Lowry got the motivation they needed to shed some pounds! Hah

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dante Green: Thanks so much man!

          Haha yeah the Lowry and Sully workout plan – every NBA team needs to install that!

      • Slim

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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah he is. But I would say he probably lose a cup size too.

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          Slim says:
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          @Slim: lost

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Slim: America’s Next Top NBA Model!

  13. moseh says:
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    I know he probably won’t be in your top 200. But what do you think about Omri Casspi? Can he start for the kings as a stretch four? And can he top his 21 min per game? He was great in April (with Gay and Cus out), with 19.9 PTS 5.8 REB 2.9 AST 1.6 3s and 55.4% FG%

    • Slim

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      @moseh: Maybe top 200 but I don’t know. Cauley-Stein should get good minutes and Gay should play plenty of PF. I think that 20-24 or so minutes would be his max with a healthy team.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @moseh: Yeah Casspi will be top 200, but 150-200 range. Agree with Slim, Cauley-Stein should play a lot. Obviously it’s unlikely both Gay and Boogie are out for Casspi to replicate that run

  14. MAC says:
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    RAZZUP GUYS?! seeing your rankings, locking up the pg spot is a must early. im thinking of drafting 3 pg, with 1 of them sg eligible in the first five rounds. and 2 bigs. or maybe 3 after 6 rounds. then get a couple of wings in the 60-100 range. having conley or clarkson as your pg3 would xur feel good. theres a lot of sleeper bigs late and as always, streaming of 3s and pts with wings late as well.

    • Slim

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      @MAC: Yep, I’m 100% in agreement. 3 PGs in the 1st 6 rounds is something I very much strive for. Wings are always easy to find late and the bigs are spread out much more than the PGs.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @MAC: Razzup man?! Yup agree, the guys out of the top 100 (Rondo, Russell, MCW) all seem like they could be more negatives than positives.

      Sounds like we all agree on the strategy!

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        @JB Gilpin:
        yeah man. i might even take it up a notch and finish my pg in the top 100. and basically go 4 pg 4 bigs in the top 100. i mean, jack as pg4 is not bad. waaah!

        i also agree with jb, with a lot of bigs at 10-40 range, especially in the second round, i cant see going big big first two picks. with that, even with kyries injury risk, the drop off from him to next tiers of pg is big.and i dont see me picking a wing in the 10- 20 range as well if picking late. as your next pick will be at the 33-36 range where you also might ran out of the elite bigs.

        as much as i dont like injury risk players, picking late id go with kyrie there and a big next.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @MAC: Haha, Jack is like “Wahhhhhh, fourth?!?!?!? But I’m Jarrett Jack!!!!!!!!!!”

          PG is just so thin, once you get into the % and TO drain guys like the rooks and MCW.

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            @JB Gilpin:
            haha! Yeah man, pg this season definitely feels thin compared last year. If i do go that route, wings heavy the last 5 picks. Who are your fave right now in that range of 100-160? Porter is an obvious choice. Who else in your mind?

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              @MAC: Eesh, a lot will depend on team build at that point, but man there’s a serious lack of sleepers I like. Patrick Patterson isn’t really a wing, but kinda puts up wing numbers. Stanley Johnson for the upside, but he’s in a really crowded wing rotation. Mirotic – again more a stretch 4 – but gives wing-ish numbers, especially if there’s a big injury. It’s just a lot of guys that need injuries to show upside, it’s so tough. Maybe you can draft Kevin Martin, then trade him quickly. I don’t have him top 100 because I think he’s getting moved.

  15. David Ralston says:
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    I’d love some help picking my last 2 keepers , normal 9 cat league. Must keep 5, I’m keeping C – Nikki V. C – Rudy Gobert and SF/PF Rudy Gay. Have got Pau Gasol, Brandon Knight, Tobis Harris, Monta Ellis and IT2 to choose from for last 2 spots. Age against Gasol and Monta and worried about other just not being good enough. Love some advice….

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      @David Ralston: I almost always take the youth. There is a serious lack of assists here so I think I know what you’re going to be looking for in the draft. Gobert and Vuc locks that spot down so there’s no need to hold old man Gasol. I could easily make an argument for all of the rest. Monta should be fine for a few more years but the decline is going to happen and I know he’s been an iron man his whole career but I can’t imagine that lasts forever. He’s out for me. So 2 of Knight, Tobias, IT2/3. I think I’m going Knight next. His days of being a PG look over but that might not be such a bad thing. Turnovers should come way down and he should be a solid assisting SG, plus a high end 3s guy. Tobias vs Isaiah is tough but considering your team already and the odds that most PGs are kept anyway I’m going to go with IT2/3 with the last spot.

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      @David Ralston: Yeah before reading Slim’s response I was leaning IT2/3 & Knight for roster comp. Can you make pre-draft trades? I might try to move Gasol+Vucevic or Knight for an upgrade at guard. Gasol doesn’t fit you too well, and someone would surely take him as a keeper I’d imagine.

  16. Jim says:
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    Time out! Congrats on your marriage! God bless you both with a safe honeymoon and a wonderful life together. Thanks for posting all this great content before you embark!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jim: Thanks so much man! Really appreciate it! Yup I wanted to get a good chunk of the ranks knocked out while gone, so there’s some stuff to chew on while I sit back and don’t do anything except drink on a beach haha. Thanks again!

  17. Matty says:
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    NO!!! “Markieff Morris reportedly would prefer to be traded to either Houston or Toronto.”

    Toronto doesn’t want him! Please do not send that world class a-hole up here. Send him to Houston so he can bung up their frontcourt rotation. Or send him to Detroit so he can bunk up with his twin again and silence all the Ilyasova=sleeper talk.

    I cannot stand players who argue every. single. foul. call. And outside of the Clippers and Kendrick Perkins I can’t think of bigger whiners than the Morrii. I would actually have a really hard time continuing to root for my hometown Raps if ‘Kieff was our starting PF. From a fantasy standpoint it actually might be a great fit (assuming PatPat went the other way), but I just really hope this doesn’t happen.

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      @Matty: Hahahahaha, yeah it’s not looking great. I dropped him into the 70s already with the master standings update for tomo morning.

      Hah, yeah well he’d be a good fit there in DET over Ily! Who knows, the Suns really botched their really cool Morris bros combo contracts to look like real dicks now.

      Hahahahaa I’ve complained about players who do that do! Boozer was the worst. Noah a close second. LeBron is pretty high up there. Ohohohoho dude I have PitPat in our 20 team dynasty, if he moves to the Suns and starts, eesh I could be sitting on a gold mine! He would prob crack top 100 there

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        @JB Gilpin: Good point about Lebron. Those big cardboard crybaby LBJ heads are pretty hilarious when you see them in arenas all over the league.

        ‘Kieff being moved is going to be really interesting to watch from a fantasy perspective. Assuming they don’t get a starting calibre player in return (and MM’s value will be in the toilet given his legal issues and how poorly/publicly he’s handling this situation), I wonder if PHX goes full-blown small ball with a starting lineup of Knight/Bledsoe/Warren/Tucker/Chandler?

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          @Matty: Hahaha yup!

          Yeah it’s definitely some late-offseason drama. I could totally see a lineup like that, but depends on if they get a 4 in return. I’ve dropped Morris over 10 spots already, once we know where he goes ti could go massively lower.

  18. MAC says:
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    Just looked at the sked, curry is now top 1for me. Warriors have 4 4 4 playoffs sked while beard and brow have 4 4 3 skeds.

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      @MAC:
      Draymond goes over millsap. And wall having better sked than lillard thank goodness, coz i like wall over lillard. And this justifies it. Haha! bulls have best sked 4 4 5. Jimmy boy becomes more interesting at round 2. Anyway, hope im looking right at the sked coz i commented a lot. Damn, cant wait for slims articles. Playoff sked and slim vs slim.

      Take ur tym jb with the hneymoon and enjoy, we dont mind slim putting out articles every other day. And im still commenting. Damn!

      • JB Gilpin

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        @MAC: I haven’t done much schedule analysis yet, that’s Slim’s job! Haha. Ummmm, I dunno if I change my top 3 with that. One extra game of Curry, and I have Beard/Brow both a little closer than either to Curry.

        Ohohohoho Bulls. 5 game finals. That’s mad interesting. Still no Rose, but justifies a bullish Gasol and maybe I move Buckets closer to 15

        Yup comments will be a little slower after tonight… Big weekend ahead, thanks so much man!

        • MAC says:
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          @JB Gilpin:
          yeah man, i think the three of them are close but harden and curry are 1 and 2 for me with brows slight injury risk as well as a ton of bigman in the second round to pair up with the two. id like a harden or curry pairing with one of gobert then a draymond at the turn than a davis pair with a bledsoe and dray. with that extra game, curry should be at 1 over harden.

          yeah, atleast id still consider gasol now. im not bullish on him.

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            @MAC: Yeah I get there’s less of a scarcity at big, I just think Brow’s overall value could be worth it, especially with 3s added and in 9-cat. Hah – Bullish – I see what you did there 🙂

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              @JB Gilpin:
              haha! yeah, not bullish on any chicago bigman. with gasols price range probably at 20-30, id rather have 1 of the elite punt ft bigs.

              looking forward to see the rankings after the sched was released.

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                @MAC: Yeah we’ll have a few tweaks, but nothing seems too drastic this year. Buckets I think is the big riser, maybe docking a few off Clarkson for a 2 game week

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