It’s Christmas Eve!  Santa is doing some last-minute shopping at the outlet mall, popping some speed to get over those procrastination eggnogs last night.  Or maybe he was celebrating a big night from his fantasy PGs!

Just a reminder that this is the last Daily Notes for the week, which I hope doesn’t bring any coal to my stocking…  Then again, no action tonight and then the light-slate Christmas Day games, so you won’t miss me too much!  As always, all comments welcome through the weekend which I will get in between opening all my Brandon Knight memorabilia presents for Christmas!

Point guards just went nuts – like, chestnuts on an open fire nuts – all across the league last night.  My boyfriend leading the charge!  34/2/5/1/0 for Knight, shooting 13-21 FG (4-7 3PTM 4-4 FT).  To say he’s been up-and-down is an understatement, but right now he’s this kind of up!  20+ Pts in 5 of 6 and 4+ dimes in 5 of 6.  The steals have come back down to earth a bit, but he’s only had 3 games on the season without a trey.  Three!  And that high-volume 90% FT shooting is oh so sexy.  My advice has been to hold onto Knight all year (unless you could’ve sold high for something ridiculous a week in), and not get too worried about the ebbs and flows.  Or else you would’ve missed out on a Christmas present like last night’s line!  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy action:

George Hill Didn’t “go nuts” but did “play”, and played well.  Finally!  15/4/3/1/0 in 21 season-debut minutes, and is an obvious must-add if he’s still out there.  Two treys as well!

Damian Lillard Put me back on the boooaaaaaarrrrrrddd, yes!  Thank you Hawk Harrelson…  40/6/11/2/0 in a come-from-behind OT win.  OT are a Thunder Omen!

Russell Westbrook He’s ridiculous with Kevin Durant, ridiculous without (KD missing again with the sprained ankle), he’s just always ridiculous.  40/10/6/3/0 on 16-34 shooting.  Ball hog!  Crazy to see both PGs in this game drop 40-burgers.

Eric Bledsoe Tripdub!  16/10/11/3/0.  This might have been the first game all year where ALL THREE Suns PG played well in one game.  It was that plentiful a PG Knight!  Goran Dragic for 25/3/4 on 10-17 shooting with 2 treys and Isaiah Thomas for 12/0/7.   I guess IT3 wasn’t that great, but usually the Suns PG who is bad that night is horrific!

Kyrie Irving 29 Pts on 12-19 shooting.  6 TO though… “Uncle Drew you’re making my balls turn blue!”

Michael Carter-Williams Another big steals game against Miami!  Had a 9er against them in his NBA debut last year, and six last night in a 20/3/5/6/1 line in a rare Sixers W.  Shot 9-18, banged a couple treys, and no TO!  Mmmmm, if only he did this from the onset, JB would be printing out the “MCW FTW” bumper stickers.

Jarrett Jack Wooooo!  Huzzah for the streamer/DK call!  17/1/8/1/0 and running the O just fine without Deron Williams.  If Jack starts Friday against the Celtics who seem to want to start Jameer for god knows what reason, Jack is a must play.

Ty Lawson – Was all Denver had to even stay close against Brooklyn.  29/4/9 on 10-20 FG with four treys.  Remember all that panic with his ankle issues right before the season?  I think you can semi-compare that to Carmelo Anthony right now.  My main advice in not giving Melo away for nothing.

Rodney Stuckey – Still holding on, even though with Hill back he had a very boring line.  6/5/4/1/1 with a trey in 32 minutes.

Gorgui Dieng Choo choo!  Staying strong on the Dieng train!  More like a Snowpiercer lately!  20/11/2/3/4 for a rainbow.

Andrew Wiggins Wiggin’ out for Wiggins!  After three straight single-digit games, busts back out for 27/2/2/1/1 and three treys, his first 3PTM in 10 games.  Broken slump alert!  Still thinkin’ a big second half is afoot.

Kevin Love Left briefly with a sprained hitchhiker’s thumb.  It got hurt coming all the way from Minnesota to Cleveland for this revenge game!  Came back in with a wrap on his hand, focusing on the “came back”, so should be good to go for Christmas.

Anderson Varejao – Had a bad ankle sprain and was spotted by the Brazilian propaganda with a walking boot and crutches.  Some big ass crutches!  We all hope he can return quickly, but sounding like Tristan Thompson might be a medium-term streamer…   DraftKings Christmas anyone???

Marcus Smart Ughhhh, Jameer Nelson, really?!  Jameer goes 9/11 to get a dimebag in 30 otherwise uninspirational minutes, with Smart going 3/2/2/0/0 in 17 equally uninspirational minutes.  I don’t think uninspirational is a word, it probably should be “uninspired”, but I’m so uninsporational about the C’s I don’t really give a F.

Tyler Zeller Ya know, he’s really not that much worse than Jordan Hill.  Which says more about Hill… But both are Pts/Reb/occastional Blk guys that hit FT well.  There’s a time and a place for that…  22/10/0/1/1 last night with 10-10 FT.

Jared Sullinger – Brad Stevens is the worst… 9 starting minutes of an ebola diarrhea.  As soon as you cut him, he goes 20/10 with 5 treys, kinda like a lull then re-breakout stretch we saw last year.  I’ve got a finger to stretch for you, B-Rad!

Elfird Payton – With about 3 minutes left, Boston did a hack-a-Elfrid.  And he missed both.  Buzzzzzzz!  Subbed out for Evan Fournier.  Who was awful off the bench.  Minutes are still there for The Virgin, so he has the slightest bit of a leash.

Kyle O’Quinn The KOQ of the walk!  Owned last night for 18/13/0/2/1 with two treys and hit all 4 FT.  The Irishman hating the Celtics!  So much Irish going on that I swapped out my rum for Jameson in my eggnog.  You’ll feel that drink in your nutmeg!

Jimmy Butler Ughhhhhh Ohhhhhhh!  What I tried warning Slim about on the Pod yesterday, as JB isn’t 100% the beast he is every Derrick Rose game.  Only 11/6/2/0/0 last night on 4-13 shooting.

Mike Scott As the biggest Mike Scott fan of anyone not in Scott’s family, dude just looks fantastic out there.  Last year he banged some treys in bunches, but this year he looks more polished than a Ferrari Enzo.  10 minutes of 5/2/0/0/0 on 1-1 FG and 3-4 FT certainly doesn’t play that out, but I watched all 10 of them and deep dynasty owners should be stashing for his future.

Jeff Teague Eased in off the bench and looked just fine for 9/2/6 and a trey in 24 minutes.  Ham restrung!

DeMarre Carroll Sing us a Christmas carol!  25/10/0/1/0 with 5 treys.  “When ya hot, ya hot, when ya not, ya not, candy canes give me the trots!”  Very, very underplayed Christmas carol.  All I get from this blurb upon re-reading it is creepily murmuring “caaaaannndddyyy cane!” from Joyride.

DeAndre Jordan A man amongst boys.  15/22/1/0/4, with a little bit of an under-the-radar season (at least, to me) that Slim brought up to me yesterday.  Doing exactly what he did last year, and not ceding any minutes.  He can seed some of my children though, I want them to fund my retirement!

Sergey Karasev – The most consistent, boring, starting SG out there.  But looks great and has confidence going 12/3/5/1/0 last night with no TO.  Did miss all 3 treys, but when a dude is constantly getting 10 Pts/2+ Ast/1+ Stl with usually a few treys and low TO, it’s what we were hoping KCP would be doing!

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope While he’s on my mind, Stan Van came out and said the PIstons need to run some plays for him.  My response – the Pistons run plays?  I’m still back on the KCPaholic bender, so he’s a good target for upside in 12ers are Josh Smith is gone and still awaits his new home.

Mason Plumlee When there is a return of Brolo, you gotta play like Yolo!  19/13/2/2/3 in a dominatrix-esque rainbow.  Just owned the Nuggets Cs.  All over the glass and stuffed Jusuf Nurkic on a posterization attempt.  No French dip for you, Au Jus!

Kenneth Faried The return of the Manimal!  20/14/2/1/1 on 8-11 FG and 4-5 FT.  Somehow only the second time in over a month to play 30+ minutes.  We all know the Nuggets behind the curtain is as jacked up as the 19 Kids and Counting lady, so hopefully this is harbinger of a steady diet of minutes ahead.

Giannis Antetokounmpo You can’t spell Alphabet without rainbow!  I mean, you can’t spell it the Greek way…  11/6/2/2/2 on 3-4 FG and 5-6 FT.  Efficiency alert!  3 TO though… Cancel alert, cancel alert…  Three straight games of 35+ minutes.  Jason Kidd is finally over his wonky ways now that the Fs are less plentiful.

Johnny O’Bryant – He’s started the last two games and played a combined 12 minutes.  There must be a clause in Kidd’s contract that says if he can squeeze out 5 starts for O’Bryant he gets a lollipop.

Ersan Ilyasova Welcome back!  I mean, geez sit out one more, you cost me a Knight assist with a missed wide-open dunk!  4/4/1/0/0 on 2-8 shooting.  What do you call Matt Bonner‘s package…?  Rusty!

Allen Crabbe Got another start with Nicolas Batum out with “being terrible for fantasy this year”, and nearly gets a rainbow for 5/4/2/2/1 with a trey and no TO in 24 minutes.   Looked pretty raw early in the year in a couple starts, but is consistently better and he’s made big strides this season.

Rajon Rondo You don’t get to go to the top with all the good PG, you bad Rondo you!  13/6/8 with 5 TO on 6-14 shooting.  I don’t understand all these shots especially when…

Chandler Parsons …only gets 9.  7/8/2/0/0 for Parsons with an absurd 6 TO.  Two straight abysmal games.  Buy low window is creaked open!

Charlie Villanueva – Nope, not a typo.  18/4 last night with another 4 treys, giving him back-to-back 4 3PTM games.  Most surprising is 13 shots last night!  Deep league ThrAGNOF radar has a tiny blip way off in the distance…

Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers – Late.  Pulling the East Cost newspaper reporting on this one!  On some earlier Holiday hours and the article is done while this game is still at half…  Not a shock – Kobe Bryant did sit this one out.  “Give me the walker, I’m going on a trip to have fun in Colorado!”

 

That’ll do it for this week, don’t forget to set your line-ups early on Christmas morning with the Wizards at the Knicks tipping at noon, and have a wonder and safe holidays Razzball Nation!

  1. ADadhd says:
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    I am torn on O’quinn, I want him to have another game in the high minutes before I grab him but then I will probably have to outbid for him. I have a feeling I can grab him tonight on the cheap. Is there anyone even half as appealing on wires ?? Of course the backbone of fantasy…..mintues. I haven’t really seen him play this year but remember being really stoked on his play last year if only he can get more minutes. His time may be here. Drop Sully for O’quinn ? O’quinn bet percentages and defensive stats. Those seem a given but Sully has the points when he is rolling. I see too many positives in O’quinns game to hold out for Celtics to gel. You guys are the last line of reason. WWJBD……what would JB do??? did I coin this ??? I want at least 10% on t-shirt sales !

    • ADadhd says:
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      @ADadhd: Calderon….hot garbage ? I was with you guys most of the season but watching his last few games it almost seems like he has found his game again. I have added and dropped him already but I would not be surprised if he gets something going right now. Curious if you guys actually saw his last few games or you have given up all hope?

      • Slim

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        @ADadhd: I need to see a whole lot more from Calderon. Last game was nice with the assists and the game before he got hot from 3pt land, but in the game he only had 3 assists and only 2 assists in the previous 2 games before that.

        One game is an outlier, 2 games gets my attention, 3 is a trend. As far as I’m concerned he still needs 2 more good games in a row to consider this a trend.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @ADadhd: Haha if the T-Shirts become a store item, we’ll work out the royalty! Yeah I’m in on O’Quinn over Sully too. Sully’s fall off is ridiculous. Calderon – pretty hot garbage, his numbers are still pretty rough on the year. I didn’t watch the game but hoping to catch a tiny bit of the first Christmas game tomorrow. Good test against John Wall

    • Slim

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      @ADadhd: I think O’Quinn for Sully is a pretty safe move. I never liked Sully all that much due to low blocks and a bad FG% for a big.

      • ADadhd says:
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        @Slim: All about the ‘D’. I led the league in steals and blocks last year. Of course I did take AD with my first pick last year to shock many until the season started. O’Quinn has been one of my deep sleepers over the last two years and had to pounce on him early. That FT% goes a long way when you compare him to Sully. I see some rainbow lines in my future. I think we need another acronym from the boys like THRagNof. Only this one for guys like Enes Kanter and ZBo that give you those bookend lines. 12reb-0-0-0-0-15pts. Yes, they will gets you some stats in between and I exaggerate but I think they bother me even more then razzball gets bent over THRagNOF’s

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @ADadhd: we don’t get “bent over” about ThrAGNOFs it’s just a fun term commandeering from SAGNOF from baseball. We’ll give the pts/reb term a think tank!

  2. Osnam says:
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    So I’m thinking about picking up Zeller. I’d have to drop one of these guys… R. Covington, T. Mozgov, L. Sanders, or K. O’Quinn. Sanders is obviously killing me but I still remember how good he was a couple years ago and I could really use the blocks. What would J.B do? Lol thanks.

    • Slim

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      @Osnam: I think it’s between Mozgov and Sanders and an argument can be made to drop either. Personally I’m cutting Mozgov 1st. And yes, for Zeller is a good pickup.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Osnam: Id lose Sanders…living in the past is a fantasy killer

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Osnam: I’m losing Mozgov first too, pretty far and away before Sanders. His D has been awful lately, with all the fouls limiting his minutes.

        [email protected]JeF With 1 F: it can, but Sanders has had the same issues with so much more upside. He can be cut in a lot of leagues though for sure

        • Osnam says:
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          @JB Gilpin: thanks guys your advice is always appreciated.

  3. Phreek says:
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    I got an offer to trade Chandler Parsons for Tony Parker? Should I do it?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Phreek: Nah I would rather Parsons, they’re trying to buy low

  4. Connor says:
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    Depending on where he ends up, prefer Thad or Josh Smith ROS? Someone just cut him in my 10 team 10 cat league. Faried and IT2 are also available
    PG- Lillard, MCW, Jrue, Rubio
    SG- Harden, Beal
    SF- Batum, Thad
    PF- Ryan Anderson, Horford
    C- Gortat, Vucevic, Drummond

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Connor: Your dimes and 3s are more than solid, leaving IT2 out. Sticking with Thad, but I like Faried over Smoove too

  5. your mom says:
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    Was offered vucevic for millsap. 14 team roto league.
    My team: wall, curry, redick, t.harris, millsap, al jeff, j.hill, mozgov, koq, len, burks, fournier, pitpat.
    I like vuc for his fg and reb help. Should i take it? Thanks

    • twochainz says:
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      @your mom: i’m just a commenter but i’d say hold milsap. his steals are elite, plus he can get every category just as well as vucevic with more. his FT% is really the only knock i can see

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @your mom: I would take it

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @your mom: I’m keeping Millsap too, add in some more reliable durability – Vuc has had a lot of injuries. Also, this is something I normally wouldn’t think of, but as a Millsap owner I know he’s had a few light slate weeks already and the Magic have a bad playoff schedule so I looked it up – Hawks have played 28 games to the Magic 31. So more Millsap to be had.

    • ADadhd says:
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      @your mom: Vucevic already had a back issue this year. If two players are pretty close then I would look at the durability. I have both those guys on my team and Vucevic is like a machine but Millsap seems to throw in something different from time to time. Maybe a couple blocks, a couple threes or 5 assists. The only way I think about that one if you are punting steals and your FT% is borderline comptetitive.

  6. JeF With 1 F says:
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    HAPPY HOLIDAYS, JB, Slim and everyone else up in this Biatch…thanks for all the work put in to this.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Thanks so much man, Happy Holidays! Feliz Navidad with 1 F!

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

  7. twochainz says:
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    agree with Jef. thanks for the great work.

    in a keeper league, what kind of value is wiggins at $25? (the minimum a player can be kept is $15). I’m on the playoff bubble, while there are teams already out of it (1-7 record). I was thinking maybe give them wiggins, an interesting keeper for a star player. players on this team are: dragic, jrue holiday, serge, melo…. in my eyes they’d be stupid not to sell, but who knows. Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @twochainz: standard $200 budget? He’s a pretty solid keeper, but not an unreal bargain. If you needed blocks, Serge would be a great get. Scared you might get Melo and he doesn’t play in the playoffs for you if you make it

  8. twochainz says:
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    are we selling Gorgi high if we can? the eventual return of pekovic seems eminent…

    what side of : gorgi/covington for serge
    or gorgi/josh smith for al jefferson are you on

    josh smith is terrible yet great. his %’s crush you, his other categories are amazing. will a change of scenary change this troubled guy?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @twochainz: I’m not sure I agree with eminent… Last I saw it’ll be at least another 3 weeks. So I’m not really selling high, but I like both of those offers getting Jefferson and Serge! Big upgrades. Nah, I don’t see how a move can change his game – takes bad shots still. Maybe TO goes down, but minutes would need to be lower too. Depends on where he lands, but FT% won’t help and if it’s HOU, blks/rebs go down too

  9. eugeniots says:
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    Manimal is in the waiver right now…which one should I drop for him, ryno or reggie Jackson? (10 teams h2h poi nts)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @eugeniots: I’d drop R-Jax, but wish I could own all 3!

  10. KD Owner says:
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    my Knight goes off for 34; my opponent has Lillard going for 40. Typical! Hope KD returns imminently or my points are lost.

    Schroder worth holding onto for a game or two or no?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @KD Owner: haha damn that sucks man! Nah Schroder is a guy you can move on from most likely

  11. JamesHarden says:
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    Hey,

    Wanted to get some trade advice. I was just offered Marc Gasol and Kyrie Irving for my James Harden and Kelly Olynyk. I’m in a 10 team 9-cat H2H league. Thoughts?

    My team:
    Jrue Holiday
    Bradley Beal
    Nicholas Batum
    Serge Ibaka
    Al Horford
    Dwayne Wade
    Kelly Olynyk
    Kenneth Faried
    DeMarre Carroll
    Kawhi Leonard
    James Harden
    Derrick Favors

    I was also considering countering with Klay Thompson, Marc Gasol, and Kyrie Irving for my James Harden, Dwayne Wade, and Kelly Olynyk. Thoughts on this one as well?

    Thanks!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JamesHarden: def liking the second one more, Klay to wade improvement is substantial. Might be worth it with that counter to see if it works. But the original offer seems good too, pretty close

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JamesHarden: you sayin that wade is an improvement from klay in fantasy @jbgilpin?! You’ve got me reconsidering if I should e trading my Ty for Thompson now..

      • JB Gilpin

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        @ADadhd: @Lasandro: Hahaha no def meaning getting Klay is the improvement lol. Either too many eggnogs or something typoed on my ipad haha. Guess I meant Klay “for” wade and got an autocorrect. Out of town and outta my element!

    • ADadhd says:
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      @JamesHarden: Kyrie has a terrible playoff schedule and Marc Gasol has been coming up gimpy a lot in games. That trade sounds great if they hold up. I like your counter because you threw an inury risk into the pile. Wade has been awesome when he plays but Klay Thompson’s playoff schedule is beastly. Doubt that gets accepted. I would do it though if I could.

  12. Lasandro says:
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    14 catter: thoughts on my trading ibaka for bosh? Can afford to let go of some blocks but would appreciate the increase in pts, % and def brds. Also, I’ll most likely trade away my Ty for klay, once my Rubio returns from injury, but till then, shall I trade either my Oladipo or Kieff for draymond? Thinkin he should still provide similar stats even with dlee’s return yes? May be a slight buy-low window with his previous game yes? Tried flipping Ty for Lillard today

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Lasandro: ya, I doubt you’ll be able to pry Lillard away from anyone.
      I’d trade Morris for Dray in a heartbeat.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: still rather Ibaka with the injury mess for bosh. Ibaka should beat Bosh in %s too, went way up when KD was back. Yeah Lillard owner is gonna take just Ty :). Oladipo is not looking great, yup would move either for DrayDray if they’re open to taking it

      • Lasandro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks mate and thanks @byefelicia! Merry Xmas to y’all! I’m not forgetting grinch @slim – merry Xmas bud!

        I’ve gone ahead and offered Oladipo instead of Kieff for dray.. Fair to think that Kieff being Phoenix’s main low post presence would have a higher ROS value than dipo in my roto L?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Lasandro: Yikes another autocorrect or something. ” Lillard owner IS NOT gonna take just TY in my opinion” whoops. They’re close dipo and Kieff, Payton starting is limiting some upside… Yeah I’ll lean Kieff.

        • Lasandro says:
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          @jb Gilpin: seeing that you ranked Oladipo in the 30s, how high would dray have been ranked based on what he’s currently averaging? Also if I’m giving Oladipo up for him, please convince me that dray still gets mins in the 30s? Have they played him at the 3, 4 and 5 at times?

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Lasandro: 30s for sure for #Occupy. Draymond is way too good on D and can d up multiple positions, he def will get the minutes. Maybe a few at C, but not many. Speights/Ezeli getting mins there with Lee/Bogut when theyve been healthy.

  13. nate says:
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    should I drop Thad Young or Noel for David Lee?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @nate: Nahhhhh close though

  14. Bye Felicia says:
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    Merry Xmas JB

    Would you drop the Greek for Mason Plum?
    I wish they’d trade lopez. Other options to drop
    P bev, G. Hill, Monroe?
    Just picked up Monroe cuz they waived J Smoove.
    Other players on team
    Kyrie
    Jru
    MCW
    Teague
    KD
    Batum
    Chandler
    Favors
    Gorgi
    Just realized I now have 6 PG lmao! Okay so who would you drop, if anyone?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bye Felicia: merry Christmas man! Nah I’m holding Giannis, loving the consistent minutes. I think Brolo is gonna take those minutes again

  15. Z says:
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    Looking to fill a PG gap:

    Need One:

    George Hill
    Reggie Jackson

    Already have Lillard and Knight so I am needing some more assist, less points.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Z: Hill, close though

  16. Bye Felicia says:
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    One more
    Who’d you rather have ROS
    Brandon Jennings
    Covington

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bye Felicia: got ya on the twittah!

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thx

  17. Hype says:
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    Yo man, do I have a drop for Gobert or Len?
    Gobert got dropped and I think I wanna stash him if he clears waivers.

    G – cp3, rubio, holiday, mcdaniels
    F – kawhi, hayward, draymond, sully, d.lee
    C – horford, brolo, j.hill, oquinn

    I was thinking sully or j hill are my most droppable players? I cant drop mcdaniels for gobert cause I will have too many PF/Cs that would ruin my positional flexibility when setting up lineups.
    Should i stand pat or make a move? Who will be my first drop when a hot FA pops up

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hype: Sully is so frustrating right now. I’d be ok losing him. Goblet for a stash or for a FA down the road

  18. Kevin says:
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    Taj Gibson, McDaniels, O’Quinn, Gobert, Tris Thompson or maybe Wes Johnson ROS? Need blocks and a little bit of everything except maybe steals. 9-cat H2h. Thanks!

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Kevin: Gibson, Gobert would be my first 2

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kevin: I’m big on O’Quinn looked great last night. Gimme taj then O’Quinn

  19. CA says:
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    Is Motiejunas droppable in a 14 team dynasty league with Josh Smith about to be in town?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @CA: if he signs with Houston his value is ruined.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @CA: yup, even any future upside is limited by Terrence jones

  20. Nikko Respeto says:
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    Hey JB. In my points league I was offered Melo and Howard for my Butler and Millsap? What do you think about that? I am REALLY worried about Melo’s knee. If I was able to get Butler and Monroe, I should?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Nikko Respeto: I’m confused by this post? I thought you owned Butler? Might want to try again 🙂

      • Nikko says:
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        @Bye Felicia: I meant if I could
        Get him to take butler and monroe.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nikko Respeto: isn’t Howard a beast in your pts format? Seems about even since you get more upside but more risk.

      • Nikko says:
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        @JB Gilpin: butler averages the same as Dwight

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Nikko: hmmm ok yeah I’m not doin it then. Some formats without TO or FT missed penalties, even now Dwight can rack it up

  21. neil says:
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    Weekly points league, should i drop either calderon or Jordan hill to pick up tristan thompson?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @neil: sure, probably Calderon unless it hurts your weekly roster flexibly

  22. m1chael says:
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    Merry Xmas JB!

    Its funny how I own both Lillard and Westbrook in one of my leagues and they both had similar stats. Man I wish I watched that game. If I lose PTS this week I’m going to flip a table LOL.

    On another note.
    Thompson seems to be the guy to grab. I know he was all over the boards last season and he was turning in good value. Would you rather have Plumlee or Thompson?

    Should I be worried about #OccupyDraymondGreen?

    Also, love the Podcast. I listen to it on my drive while sitting in LA traffic (about an hour of traffic to get home from work).

    Keep up the hard work guys and Happy Holidays to everyone at Razzball!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @m1chael: merry Christmas man! Rather Thompson long term. Deffffff not worried about Draymond green yet. So much more leash for #occupy! Thanks so much for listening man! Glad we’re helping you survive that la traffic!

  23. Mari says:
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    Hi JB,

    In a keeper’s league, what do you think if I give Luol Deng for Giannis?
    My friend thinks it’ll pay off next season but not this one.

    Christmas cheers,
    Mari

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mari: love it, gimme Giannis. merry Christmas!

  24. Henry says:
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    Happy Holidays guys! Thanks for all the work you’ve put in 🙂

    What are your thoughts on dropping Kaman for O’Quinn? I originally picked up Kaman once RoLo went down but he’s been kinda disappointing :/

    Also, do you think Danny Green is a sell high? He’s been so good this year I kinda just wanna hold onto him haha.

    And which PG do you think I could target if I’m looking to trade away Dirk? Was thinking Jrue Holiday.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Henry: Happy Holidays! Yup, I’m taking O’Quinn, guess Portland is too worried to stretch out Kaman. Danny green is playing great, agree he’s a sell high due to late year DNP concern and some cool down once Kawhi consistently plays, but not giving up unless a substantial return. Sure Jrue, Kyrie is prob asking too much, Conley is in that mix, Lawson, etc

  25. MeloMan says:
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    What is your complete take on Carmelo for ROS.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MeloMan: concern he gets shut down during the fantasy playoffs, but People are overreacting right now and he’s still putting up good numbers even with all the blown-out-of-proportion injury issues. More trying to buy exceedingly low than selling for anything I can get

      • Nikko says:
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        @JB Gilpin: who is someone you would consider buying low for him? Like Millsap or something?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Nikko: I’m a big Millsap fan still, so wouldn’t do that. Maybe like a pg like Conley or holiday, guys that would be 3-4 rounders around now

  26. Lawson says:
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    So this year, picking T Jones ha been kind of a drama. Between the injury and now the acquisition of Josh Smith by the Rockets his value is reeeally down. Should I get Alex Len for him? Other options are James Johnson or Pekovic…
    I feel very bad about doing this as I had really big hopes on him, but the situation has gotten super bad right now…
    Thanks and Merry Xmas!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Lawson: yup, cuttable in virtually all leagues. Len sounds good for now, Johnson is close. Sucks he isn’t gonna see his full potential this year an HOU is probably really worried to make this move. Merry belated xmas!

  27. Michael says:
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    Hey JB,
    Should I be cutting Terence Jooes after the Josh Smith news? Pick up Lavoy Allen or Mike Scott?

    I am in 13 team roto

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Michael: yup! Gimme ya boy Lavoy. With an eye on the next hot add

  28. Mike says:
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    Rank these guys ROS

    Kobe
    Parsons
    Derozan
    Kemba
    Hayward
    Ellis
    Bosh

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: 9 cat h2h

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Mike: bosh Ellis hay pars Kemba Kobe dd

  29. Joey says:
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    D will, Knight, Ellis, Dragic, George Hill ROS in H2H 9 Kitten?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joey: Ellis v Dragic is tough. I’d go Ellis, Dragic, knight, dwill Hill in a “9 kitten” lol

  30. Lasandro says:
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    Do you view KLove as a buy low or are his current averages par for ROS? Would possibly try for an MCW trade instead of trading away my Ty for klay.. Dunno

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: nooooooo, he looked awful yesterday. Only 5 boards and wasn’t boxing out. Awful playoff schedule too, unless this is your roto one, but still impacts production late. MCW for him straight up is fine though 🙂

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb gilpin: ok how’s about my Ty for Kyrie? Think that would be a win in my favour, despite the cavs crappy playoff sched (even tho I’m in a roto)?

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Yup for sure, liking what Kyrie is doing a lot.

      • Lasandro says:
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        @jb Gilpin: major broken record I know bro, but who would be my best value get if I trade Ty away: Kyrie, Lowry or klay (rank if you can)?

      • Lasandro says:
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        @jb Gilpin: I’ve also just sent a trade of my millsap and Oladipo for Gasol and Calderon. Thoughts? Was tossing up between LMA and Gasol and went with Marcy as I think he may have a stronger overall impact in a 14cat

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          @Lasandro: No worries my man! Gimme the order you have them. MIght put Lowry ahead of Kyrie in roto for playoff sched, but not in your roto. I’m still a Millsap guy to the core, I don’t love it. And while I don’t like Dipo at all anymore, I don’t think Calderon is a great asset

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          @jb Gilpin: unfortunately it seems as tho my Ty for klay is my best current option..

          On another front, how’s about my Drummond or vuc for m Gasol or LMA? Which works for ya? Peeps are salivating over what Drummond is doing

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            @Lasandro: Don’t mind that at all though, especially in roto. Yeah I like Drummo too. I’d still take Aldridge over the pack though. Then a tightly packed Drummo, Gasol, Vuc is how I’d rank the final 3

  31. mhappyholidays says:
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    would you trade a cheap wiggins (keeper league, could be a big keeper someday) to a 1-7 team for either: melo/serge/dragic/jrue/pau?

    what order would you target these guys in, lets just say i’m not targeting any category specifically, just trying to get an impact player? may have to give up more than just wiggins for either melo or serge, but you get the idea

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mhappyholidays: yeah, I may not for the last 3. Jrue is close, but Dragic is looking at a new home next year, or another year of hit or miss in 2015-16. A cheap wiggins should command some mad value

  32. MAC says:
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    with josh smith in hou, is it a drop for tjones? well ive waited this long might as well wait what happens or is it a no brainer drop? im doing well, im at 2nd place in a standard 9 cat 12 team 13 man roster. tnx!

    • Lawson says:
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      @MAC: I am wondering the same, im currently first of a 16 team league and with him delivering as expected in the beginning of the season I would be smelling a ring…. Rockets are getting stronger

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @MAC: @Lawson: yeah he’s a drop for me, the signing not only cuts into his role, but shows they have little faith in him coming back soon and/or strong. With Ariza locking down sf minutes, there just no way he plays a ton

        • Lawson says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Apparently he did some work put with the team lately… Damn its going to be hard to let him go.

  33. Slim

    Slim says:
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    Did you see Steven Adams dominate? He bulked up like crazy since last year. I have never seen a player play as hard as he does. He won that game for OKC, there was no one on the Spurs who could match his intensity. Especially entertaining was when he and Matt Bonner would ‘fight’ for a rebound. After the game Duncan walked up to him and said something. I don’t know what was said but Adams looked very appreciative.

    I guess we need an ‘all-bad ass’ team. Beverley and Adams are the 1 and 5 and I imagine it would be coached by Bruce Bowen, maybe Dennis Rodman as the mascot. Anyone else you can think of for the 2 through 4? Current players only.

    Obviously Adams FTs are entirely unacceptable and I don’t think it gets better anytime soon. He has that Mason Plumlee hitch in his shot. It’s ugly.

    • Lasandro says:
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      @Slim: I agree with everything you say here mate but I have to throw in Noah’s name in the “he plays so hard” hat! Wonder if Adams will end up creeping up the fantasy ranks to join the likes of, say, a marcin gortat kinda value in a months time?

      • Slim

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        @Lasandro: Noah is a good one. He has certainly been a mainstay on this imaginary team for years.

        In Roto Adams won’t get close. In H2H it could be very close on a punt FT team. Gortat with more points but Adams with more steals. Adams fouls per 36 is way down. 6.1 last year to 4.1 so far this year and the defensive stats are still there. I just don’t know if he’ll get Gortats minutes since OKC is just fine going with Ibaka at center if another team goes small. Adams doesn’t have the offense to make a team pay… yet.

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          @Slim: I didn’t get to watch any of That Okc game unfortunately. But Adams playing so well/so many minutes is def a kill stroke to Ibaka getting big boards ever again. He 3s/blks are nasty though.

          Aight here we go
          PG – PBev
          SG – tony Allen
          SF – MKG or maybe Kawhi. MKG is playing mad scrappy
          PF – Brandon bass as on off the radar guy. Seems to always play rough, in a legal way
          C – Adams

          What you thinkin?

        • Lasandro says:
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          @Slim @jbgilpin: oh I’m sorry, has jimmy buckets done died and gone to hayven? Jimmy doesn’t appreciate his snubbing on this team. Jimmy would like to remind razzball that despite his orgasmic 21ppg, he’s still a rugged physical defender on the wing. #jimmies4jimmy

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Lasandro: Haha yea hes a good one too 🙂

  34. Bishop says:
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    I got a trade offer in my inbox right now. Dude is offering me Ty Lawson for Gerald Green and Lou Williams. I definitely can use a boost in the assist department as Lawson is a walking double double. But I will be cutting off a lot of 3s and points. I think I will be ok since I still have solid 3 pt shooters on my team, Knight, Covington, Matthews, KD and Bosh once they are healthy. I plan on picking up Patterson off waivers also….another three point shooter. So I feel this trade works in my favorite, however I do have a bad feeling about Ty Lawson’s health with the back and knee issues. What’s your take on this trade?

    • Lawson says:
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      @Bishop: I would do it

      • Bishop says:
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        Thanks Lawson…I made the trade today.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bishop: Lawson also had the ankle issues that scared a lot of people away, yet he’s playing huge minutes very effectively. Taking that one pretty quick

      • Bishop says:
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        JB you right. I felt the addition of Lawson would really put my team over the top. I just need Durant and Bosh healthy again to pick up what I lost in the 3 pts department. Made the trade today…thanks for the info!!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Bishop: Awesome, glad you got it! Any time man!

  35. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    Happy Holidays JB & Slim…

    1/3 of the way through the season and my 12-team, H2H, keeper league squad is tied for 3rd place @ 14-8. The scoring in the league is a little strange (i.e., given a H2H match-up day you need to roster 3G’s, 3F’s and 2C’s and you count only the top three categories out of points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks). In short, it’s three category aggregate scoring.

    My squad is a little dinged up right now (e.g., DeRozan, Kawhi and Batum), but here’s my 15-man roster:

    Guards: Kemba Walker, Victor Oladipo, Reggie Jackson
    Guard/Forwards: Nicolas Batum, DeMar DeRozan, Kawhi Leonard, Trevor Ariza, Dwayne Wade
    Forwards: Draymond Green, Robert Covington, T.J. Warren (league rule that 1 rookie is kept)
    Forward/Centers: Andre Drummond, DeAndre Jordan, Derrick Favors, Jared Sullinger

    I was an expansion team two years ago and built the team from the ground, deciding to go young. I did draft Wade & Ariza this year to provide some more flexibility amidst both being on the older side. I will be a playoff team this season for sure, but I don’t have the “big-time” players (yet) that the top three teams have (e.g., LeBron, Curry, Harden, Davis, etc) so a championship is more than likely out of the equation unless my depth provides greater roster flexibility.

    Anythewho…It’s a big question, but how do you view the team going forward (i.e., you can only keep 10 every year) AND what players are you building your core around and who are some that you might consider trading away for a ‘bigger piece” as mentioned above?

    Sidenote: George Hill is sitting on the waiver wire. Would you drop Robert Covington for him?

    Appreciate your feedback as always and Happy Holidays!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Peter Nincompoop: starting at the bottom, George hill isn’t owned in a 15er??? Wow. Even though Sullinger played well today, I’d lose him for hill.

      Your big men are unreal. Seems like you’re sorta punting assists. Keeping Kawhi and building around the young bigs. Seems you’ll win reb/Blk every week. Then you only need to win one other cat to win every week. Jackson/Batum/Ariza would be sells, but RJax might be awesome next year. Batum/Ariza maybe since 3s aren’t a cat.

      Happy holidays!

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks for the response JB. Yeah, Hill is unowned, but probably won’t be after this week’s waiver claims (which I’m 9th out of 12, so chances aren’t good). You would cut Sullinger for Hill as opposed to Robert Covington? What’s your take on Covington?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Peter Nincompoop: Of course Sully back with big minutes again. I think I would still rather own Covinton over Sully, think the PT is more consistent and he gives more 3s and more D stats

  36. Joey says:
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    Would you trade Kawhi Leonard for Bosh? Also Would you trade Kobe for Rose?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joey: hah, at the beginning of the season in an RCL I traded my bosh for their Kawhi and don’t regret it. I’ll still take Kawhi. Hmmmm, both are so so so risky, gimme kobe