Uncle DrewI imagine Kyrie Irving at tip did something similar to that right there!  Off 38 points Tuesday night, Uncle Drew went bonkers against the Blazers for a season-high 55 yesterday, with LeBron James in street clothes.  Klay who?  55/4/5/2/0 on 17-36 FG (11-19 3PTM 10-10 FT).  That’s 17 treys and 16-16 FT the past two games, for a ho-hum 93 points.  That’s a H2H matchup winner right there!  As I mentioned in early December, I was fully buying in.  Sure there was the horrifc Cavs playoff sched to consider, but that was mad early in the year.  Now it’s time to reconsider.  At that point I was saying second round value was legit to pay, but I think you might be able to take a sucker for first round value, especially if they’re a points whore.  Most metrics have Kyrie at around 7-8 in overall value, and if you can swing that into something that fits the playoff schedule a little bit better, now is the time when the proverbial iron is hot.  So while Kyrie is calling out Lillard, he’s also calling out top-seeded fantasy teams to sell him off like the hot bubble stock he is.  Investing jokes!  We’re an ecletic mix of references here at Razzball Nation…  Here’s what else went down last night on a busy Wednesday of fantasy basketball action:

LaMarcus Aldridge A medical marvel!  Proof you don’t need thumb tendons…  38/11/2/1/2 hitting 13-23 and 10-10 FT.  Hit a couple treys too!  Nicolas Batum whining about his wrist has a lot less weight these days in that locker room…

D.J. Augustin Oh lordy, what happened to the Pistons last night?!  Last time the Sixers blew out anyone it was with Iverson!  D.J. with an atrocious 2/1/4/2/0 line with 3 TO.  Can’t handle that suffocating Philly D!

Andre Drummond Aided by foul trouble, pulled a Hollow Man.  Bacon goin’ insane!

Michael Carter-Williams Left his typical MCW calling card!  14/9/10/0/2, actually shot just fine at 5-10 FG, but 3-5 FT and 5 TO.  He’s like a ratio super villain!

Nerlens Noel Captain N going rainbow!  5/4/5/4/2 in 29 solid minutes.  Only the 1 TO, did split his 2 FT, but hey he’s playing a solid D-big man game right now.  Sure we’d like a few more boards and I thought he’d have a more polished O game, but as long as the FG and FT stay relatively low volume, the TO stay low (only 10 in the last 11 games), Captain N can be Captain, my Captain!

Lou Williams That sweet, sweet Lou! Ballin’ last night in the camo unis for 27/2/2/3/0 with 4 treys and 9-9 FT.  That sweet, sweet FT volume!

Greivis Vasquez – Ewwwww, really?  18/4/6 last night hitting 7-9 FG and 4-5 from deep.  Meh, it’s up and down and a pass for me.  Kinda like breakfast burritos.

DeMarcus Cousins Ya know, if he plays his full career out, he might lead big men in career TO.  Another 9 last night as the camouflage Toronto D was so tough to see!

Paul Millsap Wooooo, 17 straight!  Which was pretty close to what Trillsap did at the FT line last night!  15-16 FT, and destroying that multi-cat with his sharp talons.  28/15/1/1/2 on only 9 shots – 5-9 FG and 3-5 3PTM.  Starting to step up to my pre-draft rank!

Al Horford Also turning it around!  My Hawks whiffs starting to turn into some singles…  Neither home runs though.  20/10/5 on 10-13 FG, and shooting 50%+ from the field in 9 straight as that FG% boosts back up to 55%.  3.2:1.2 AST:TO ratio has been underrated too.

Alan Anderson – Mr. Anderson!  15/2/6/1/0 in 36 decent starting minutes hitting a couple of treys.  He’s certainly the best starting SG option the Nets have after failed stints of Bojan Bogdanovic and Sergey Karasev, and AA could be very useful in deepers.

Jarrett Jack “Wahhhhhh, Slim doesn’t love me!”  Huge game from Jack for 14/5/13/2/0, and pairing a couple of treys with those two steals.  So many dimes in that dimebag!

Jusuf Nurkic Jamba Jus needs to hold onto the ball!  A solid line of 15/9/0/1/2 on 7-9 FG, but 4 TO.  That Brow D is impeccable!

JaVale McGee Was finally active, and didn’t play.  He’s likely getting a few minutes tonight, but putting that in the bank would be Shaqtin’ a Fool.

Anthony Davis Ruh roh.  While playing said impeccable D, hurt his groin and left for a bit.  Full kudos to our friends at Rotoworld for making me laugh – “Anthony Davis returned to Wednesday’s game in the fourth quarter.” Reaction – “Hooray!”  Then came out after the game he’s getting an MRI today…   “Booooo!”  Even if it comes up clean, I’d expect another game or two out, giving another series of headaches to Brow owners.

Eric Gordon Another solid outing for 11/6/6 and 5+ dimes in 7 straight.  Playing like those golden days for the Clippers, although they got a semi-upgrade at PG after the Gordon era…

Rajon Rondo 0-7 FG 0/5/6/1/1 with 5 TO.  You’ve been PBevved!

Monta Ellis – While I mentioned yesterday that the Mavs are boring, Ellis is just so consistent as a scorer and solid contributor.  33/4/5/1/0 with a trey.  A few ups and downs and the dimes have regressed this year, but so have the minutes & TO.  Yet in 3 fewer minutes scoring 1.5 more points a game.

Terrence Jones – He’s back baby!  10/5/1/0/2 in a whopping 21 minutes given how long he’s been out.  Lots of issues here though.  Dwight Howard sat and the Rox only played Joey Dorsey 13 minutes, opening up some run.  Plus Donatas Motiejunas continues his strong play with 16/5/1 and two treys last night.  A little too crowded with too many mouths to feed; is TJones the best of the litter?  Sure, but I don’t know if that will translate this year…

Josh Smith – I’m sorry, but the box score must be mistaken… They got Smoove confused with someone else… Did TJones swap jerseys in his game back?!  18/6/2/1/3 for Smith, hitting a miraculous 4-5 3PTM.

Kevin Martin – He’s back baby!  29 bench minutes and obliterated the team lead for shots with 18 in a 21/4/1/0/0 line.  Hit a couple treys, and as always, solid at the stripe for 5-6.  Andrew Wiggins looked good in his 40 minutes, so I’m not taking anything away from his smaller line last night with K-Mart back.

Zach LaVine Woooo, nice stream call here baby!  “OK, JB, enough with the babies!”  7-9 FG (1-1 3PTM 2-2 FT) 17/4/6/3/0 including throwing down an alley from midcourt.  Dunk contest, here we come!  Only blemishes are 4 TO and for some odd reason, Flip sat him down the stretch with the Wolves clinging to a 10 point lead, and LaVine ended up with only 24 minutes.  Split his minutes evenly at point with the newly signed Lorenzo Brown.  Brown was fine for 11/1/3 and two treys, but hey – Flip – you were the one who reached for LaVine in the draft, and in a game he’s playing saucy you put him on the shelf?!

Jae Crowder Remember when that was a thing?  Yeah, me either… I’m mostly just mad I can’t use Boston Clam Crowder as a nickname very often!

Marcus Smart If you’ve stayed with us all year you know I’m not a huge Smart guy, but he’s sooooo much better than Evan Turner.  Ello Poppet for 10/4/6/0/0 and no treys (playing through a bad thumb, but whatever), with Smart going 12/2/6/0/0 with 4 treys.  And Smart isn’t even supposed to be a deep shooter!  Still find this ridiculous…

Russell Westbrook Tried putting the Thunder on his back!  Kevin Durant sat again, I kinda wonder if it was a “we’ll take our chances without him against the Knicks” decision, which backfired innumerably!  40/4/4/2/1 on 13-30 FG for Russell, hitting 12-12 FT.  Where’s the help?!

Reggie Jackson Might be a future Knick one day!  And showed potential future fans a flash (alliteration!) with a 13/7/4/4/0 line.  Another goodun sans-KD!

Langston Galloway Dude is mad impressive.  Another great game for 18/4/4/3/0 on 7-15 FG and 3-7 3PTM.  You know what kind of game this is?  A Victor Oladipo one…  I dunno if that’s mad praise for The Harlem Renaissance or me still bashing non-RainbOladipo…

Louis Amundson – The other Sweet Lou!  5/10/3/0/4 on 2-8 FG and 1-2 FT.  Yes, 4 blocks.  I have a feeling this Sweet Lou is going to be bitter pretty quick.

Lance Thomas Continues to impress, and last night against his old team!  17/5/1/0/0 on 8-13 FG, did have 3 TO in 25 minutes, but that’s 16+ points in 3 straight and he offers a handful of boards and dimes.  Worth a look in deeps.

Brian Roberts – Yup.  Terrible.  8/3/6/3/0 on 3-11 shooting with 2 treys I guess is passable, especially with no TO, but it’s so blah.  Not for me.  I’d rather B-Rob over…

Lance Stephenson …though!  0/4/4/1/1 on 0-5 shooting with 4 TO.  Maybe this is where Josh Smith actually went!

Cody Zeller Whoa, tripdub alert!  9/13/7/0/1, but remember this was against the Spurs who get spanked in the interior…  Ew, that sounded gross.  Al Jefferson returned to the starting line-up and did his spanking as well (17/16/1/1/0), and he better have especially since Matt Bonner started at C and got a whopping 31 minutes.  Sheesh!

Danny Green Rainbow Danny!  16/5/2/2/3 on 6-11 shooting including 4 treys.  Let’s hope you bought the Tarhell Triple low!

Tim Duncan – Rainbow Timmay!  12/14/2/2/3.  Meh, the looming DNPs still scare everyone…

Kawhi Leonard Rainbow Kaw—  I mean, F you, Pop!  9/5/3/1/0 and only played 23 minutes.  I love the Cojo mojo as much as the next guy, but Cory Joseph, who had a mad empty line anyway, is no reason to sit Kawhi!

Joe Ingles Mr. Fundamental!  10/5/7/1/0 with a couple of treys, as Ingles continues to out-assist both Jazz PGs…  Is Ingles worth a look for 3s/Ast/Stl on stream days?  Sure.  Is he a guy to own ROS even in 14ers?  Nah.

Trey Burke vs. Dante Exum Speaking of those starting PG, they’re both terrible.  At least this whole situation just gives us clarity that we can feel good about dumping Burke…

Rudy Gobert Ugh, this is what I was worried about… Only 10 minutes of 7/3/0/0/1 ball.  Racked up 2 fouls early in his bench stint, then never really got reinserted by Snyder.  Hey Snyder, I have something you can insert!

J.J. Redick Sat with back spasms.  Yeah, they easily spasm out with all that bacne!  Jamal Crawford started at the 2 and was his usual ballin’-ness.

Austin Rivers Pays to play for daddy!  12/1/1/0/0 on 5-8 FG and 2-4 3PTM.   No other bench Clipper scored.  Rivers got all the backup G minutes with Redick gone and this is a hard ignore.

Kris Humphries – Solid spot start!  Nene sat on his own foot, so Hump for 11/15/1 in a good showing.  Nice to see Humphries still able to get it up… For those boards…

John Wall Ya know, the end line is fine (11/7/7/1/2), but Wall really struggled in this one coming into it questionable.  Shot only 5-16 and for a guy who averages 4.6 FT a game, didn’t get to the line.  A little tentative and jumper-settling.  Settler of Catatonic!  I finally played that Catan nonsense the other week, and if I see another 8 rolled I might kill someone…

Brandan Wright – Had a sore heel, but got some tar on it and was fine.  13/5/0/1/1 last night on 6-7 FG.  He’s a rotational guy with the upside of occasional outbursts akin to this.  Like Gerald Green, but a PF/C!

 

Streamers/Cheap Daily League Picks:

Lou Amundson (0% owned) – F it, why not?!  Well, I would’ve taken Galloway but I think Galloway is a pickup and hold at this point!  Kinda hard to believe Amundson has a block in all 6 Knicks appearances and 6+ boards in 5 of 6.  Against an old team, given Amundson has bounced around like the village whore, but I could see another goodun.

Aaron Brooks (14% owned) – If at first you don’t succeed, try try again…  Brooks was fine last game out on Tuesday night when I recommended him, albeit nothing special and I expect more tonight.  Bulls go at the Lakers, who play a raw rookie PG and Jeremy Lin.  Should be a TO fest and a blowout!  Gimme multi treys, assists, and steals for A-A-Ron.

 

I hope everyone’s squads piled it up on a busy Wednesday night, and we’ll catch ya tomorrow!

  1. Tyler Durden says:
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    Hey JB, do you think I should drop Smart for Beverley? Or do I need Smart’s assists if ever holiday gets shutdown?

    G – cp3, holiday, rubio, smart
    F – kawhi, Hayward, draymond, Covington
    C – horford, brolo, sullinger, noel, nurkic

    • Slim

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      @Tyler Durden: Assists look solid once Rubio returns, I’m not too worried there. They offer similar stat lines but I think I would go with Beverley for a bit more consistency.

      • Tyler Durden says:
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        @Slim: so if ever it comes to holiday being shutdown do you think cp3 + rubio is enough to hold the fort? I see Smart having the upside for 5-6 ast when given the reins. I love Pbev though and if I know holiday will return I wouldn’t even be asking this dilemma. Thanks Slim!

        • Slim

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          @Tyler Durden: Plus Hayward, Draymond, and Horford are pretty solid out of position assists. Yeah, it’s strong. I definitely agree that Smart has more upside but I’m starting to think we will have to wait until next year to see it.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Tyler Durden: Agree with Slim, i think your dimes are solid and I like having PBev

  2. Dante Green says:
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    Brad Stevens is in love with Turner, smh. OK, this week I haven’t used my 1 pick up(per week) yet, I’m saving it for the hope that R-Jax gets traded this week! LOL

    • Slim

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      @Dante Green: Maybe they are trying to build up Turner’s trade value… that’s the best I’ve got.

      I would be very surprised if Reggie gets traded. OKC would have to pretty much decide to fold the year. I don’t see that happening.

      • Dante Green says:
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        @Slim: I’m not a Smart fan, just curious about how he will produce with 30mpg.. Hah!

        Yea, I’d be surprised too!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dante Green: I’m with ya man, not big on Smart but he deserves a chance over Evan Turner!

  3. E says:
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    Trade my harden for Lowry and Duncan? I just lost Kemba if that matters.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @E: NO! Well… In a super deep league maybe but in a 12er or so I would rather have Harden and I don’t think it’s close. The best player with the best playoff schedule. Plus the impending Duncan DNPs… no thank you.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @E: Im not trading Harden for Anyone. This is his MVP season.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @E: Agree I think I’d have to hold Harden

  4. LOLER says:
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    I know you guys just recently talked about Wayne Ellington but how do you rank him with these guys?

    Nick Young
    Greivis Vasquez
    Brian Roberts
    Jerryd Bayless
    Harrison Barnes

    I have a slot for a streamer-semi-keeper spot. Hehe! Thank you!

    • Slim

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      @LOLER: Ellington should outscore all of those guys. Maybe Nick Young but he does even less across the board than Ellington. The only one I’m thinking about is Greivis for some pretty nice assists that Ellington doesn’t really do.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @LOLER: Yeah, while I’m not huge on Ellington I like him over all those guys except probably Vasquez. As Slim said, if you didn’t need dimes, then yeah gimme Ellington out of those guys

  5. B-rad says:
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    What’s your outlook on the holiday injury? I am relieved to have picked up augustin to make up for his production, but I’m afraid it’s shut down mode again…and I definitely don’t want to miss out on picking up a low end “quality” big…maybe drop Redick for one?

    Got the likes of d lee, s Adams, boozer, Ed Davis, olynyk, Cody zeller atm…these guys might not be here after a couple days lol. I’m still sitting top3 though but a big would solidify and complete the team…

    12 tm, 9 cat standard

    Thank you!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @B-rad: I have no idea with Jrue. He’s a hold, that’s about all I can say.

      I would order those guys…
      Zeller (without Biyombo or Marvin Williams), Adams, Olynyk (when healthy), then a pretty big gap, and the last 3 of DLee, Boozer, Ed Davis is a pick-em. In a 12er I think those last 3 should all be unowned.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @B-rad: I’m def afraid for Jrue too… Not much you can do. I like Lee more than Slim, but his order makes sense, Lee over Olynyk right now while he’s hurt. If you didn’t need blocks, I’d move Lee ahead of Adams too

  6. Michael says:
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    Hey JB. Took your advice in trading Teague + Noel for MCW + Bosh.

    This is how my team looks:

    Lawson, Knight, MCW, Dwill, Rondo, Monta
    Giannis, Gay
    Ibaka, Millsap, Bosh, Hibbert, Gibson

    Anything one I should offer for?

    • Michael says:
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      @Michael:

      10 Man H2H Daily league btw

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Michael: I like that trade. If you can get anything for Deron Williams I’d look into that. You seem pretty strong on assists and his injury risk is about as high as there is.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Michael: That team kinda reminds me of one of mine, I might look to move Rondo for a guy that hits a few 3s and gets assists. May seem like an undersell, but Rondo for DJ Augustin? Might fit. Love the trade you pulled off too, obviously!

  7. Joe says:
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    Any add/drops and, if so, who for whom? Open to multiple suggestions. Jrue bc injury? MCW bc FG & FT? Gobert bc Kanter? And what should I bid on my respective add?

    9-cat, 10-team, H2H. 3-keepers, cost “1 round higher than drafted”. Team listed by round drafted; waivers cost an 11th round pick.

    Team: 1) Melo, 2) Durant, 3) Conley, 4) M.Gasol, 5) Matthews, 6)Jrue, 7) Evans, 8) MCW, 10) IT2, W) Gobert, W) Middleton

    Current records –> FG: 3-10-0; FT: 10-3-0, 3PTM: 7-5-0, PTS: 8-5-0, REB: 6-7-0, AST: 9-4-0, STL: 7-6-0, BLK: 6-7-0, TO: 4-9-0

    FA: DeRozan, Redick, D.West, Jack, RoLo, Mozgov, T.Jones

    • Slim

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      @Joe: Wow… Break the bank on DeRozan! Tough to drop Gobert since you look so short on blocks. I’m leaning MCW… The rest of those guys, meh. Maybe you could take the upside of TJones but for Middleton? Isaiah? I don’t think so. Definitely would be nice to add another big though. Any chance you could move Melo for a high end big man?

      • Joe says:
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        @Slim:

        For a high end man? Not really. Most of the teams in the league are understandably wary about trading for Melo. I’m torn between MCW and Jrue. MCW is a stud in four cats but murders me in three others, while being a non factor in 2.

        But dare I drop an inconsistent, but healthy, MCW rather than Jrue? Earlier this year, Jrue was looking like a keeper. But two years in a row with the same injury I wonder if he’s damaged goods. The Hornets are being so non committal about his timeline, which has me worried he’ll come back later, not sooner, and be eased in. With our league being so shallow, and the season being so far along, I’m concerned about holding on to a guy who’s not helping me now. (I’m currently in 4th).

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Joe: Jure is def scary… I personally think Gobert’s minutes will be very frustrating, I’m def grabbing DeRozan for him!

  8. Kyle Dunn says:
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    Have a relatively weird question and am not sure the answer to it. I need to drop a guy from my team now that Kevin Martin has been taken off IR, or maybe even drop Kevin Martin. Here’s my team, in second place in my league – no turnovers are counted in my league.
    Jeff Teague
    Steph Curry
    Goran Dragic
    Kevin Martin
    Giannis Antetokounmpo
    Aaron Afflala
    Robert Covington
    Paul Millsap
    Derrick Favors
    Tim Duncan
    Greg Monroe
    Hassan Whiteside

    Any thoughts? I always am worried about DNP Coaches Decision with Tim Duncan, especially as we get later into the season, but he has been solid for me all year.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kyle Dunn: Starting with Duncan, sure yeah if you can trade him for something while playing well, I might see if you can get anything. Bottom guys are Afflalo vs. Martin. Ugh. Afflalo’s been playing well too… Prob Kmart out, unfrotunately, btu might try to explore quick 2-for-1 trades

  9. Nick says:
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    Hey Jb!

    Dynasty league question for Ya.

    Potential trade: My Dieng for his mason plumlee + tyreke

    My team breakdown is this

    Guards: wall, dragic, knight, conley, Kj, Galloway
    Forwards: Covington, draymond
    bigs: ibaka, jefferson, griffin, dieng, nurkic

    In our league we have a rookie slot which KJ is locked into. My dilemma is that I would need to drop Galloway for nothing to make the trade work, and I’m not sure either if Dieng will continue to be a beast.

    Should I pull the trigger or no? My teams is pretty well rounded, but post trade would be punting FT essentially for an uptick in PTS and assists

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick:

      Also, 8cat, 12 team

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Nick: Yo dude! Sure! I would want Tyreke there. Hmmm losing Galloway does suck though… Maybe counter with throwing in Galloway and see if you can get a slight upgrade from Plumlee?

        • Nick says:
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          @JB Gilpin:
          Or would you drop Covington instead of Galloway? ROS predictions I suppose

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Nick: Nah I still like Covington a lot. Galloway with a rough one tonight!

  10. dom says:
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    hmmm dropped Gobert to stream Nurkik tonight, what do you think of these projections?

    Gobert 22.6 mins 2.2 blocks
    Whiteside 24 mins 2.8 blocks
    Len 24 mins, 1.9 blocks
    Dieng 30.3 mins 1.8 blocks

    • JB Gilpin

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      @dom: Those all look pretty good to me! Seeing Whiteside go 36, given Birdman was hurt, might have me boost his minutes a tad

  11. Bob Gold says:
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    Trade Melo for Jeff Green or Kevin Martin?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bob Gold: Hmmm. Knicks picking it up… Nah I think you could get a tad more, Kmart is close. I hate Jeff Green.

  12. jcg says:
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    12 team 9cat. Not much on the waivers but wanted to see if any advice for the future how to tweak the squad. If a must own popped up who would you drop? My league is very hard to make trades in…thanks guys !

    Lillard
    Conley
    MCW
    Monta
    Galloway

    Covington
    Tobias
    Giannis
    R Anderson
    Gobert
    Cousins
    Drummond
    Dieng

    • JB Gilpin

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      @jcg: As much as I like Galloway, he’s prob your final guy. Gobert is close seeing the lower minutes…

  13. Ryan says:
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    Hey JB,

    What do you think of DJ Augustin for ROS? I already know that 34 point game was an over-performance on his part, but is it reasonable to expect him to score in the low teens and average 5ish assists+1spg? I also keep on hearing all this chatter about the Pistons trying hard to acquire another PG. That would ruin his value for sure right? I may use him as a kicker in a trade that would improve my playoff sched.

    And I’m of the opinion that Smart should be running the point regardless of whether or not Turner is doing better than him or not. Jeez he’s the future of the team and you’d think that a major reason for getting rid of your star PG would be to further his growth? The B-Rad hate is real with me. Great call on Galloway btw. A few weeks ago I asked if there were any promising under-the-radar guards on the WW, and JB delivered! Bet he’s on everyone’s radar now.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Ryan: Nope, very reasonable I expect him to do that. Depends on what PG they get, but I dunno if they really will. I agree man, Smart should be starting! Still running out of position Turner is silly…

      Thanks man! Yup liked what I saw right away from him and he’s on the right team! Preciate it!

  14. Tony C says:
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    In a 9-Cat, H2H, 12 team league with 14 man rosters how would you currently rank for ROS: Mario Chalmers, Wayne Ellington, Joe Ingles and Shabazz Muhammed? I just lost Jrue but have the following roster as we speak:
    G: Wall, Conley, Lawson, Jrue, Meeks, KJ and Ellington
    F: Ibaka, Pau, Draymond, Covington
    C: Dieng, Nurkic, Whiteside

    Should I focus on replacing Jrue’s assists, 3’s and steals or just go with the best available?

    Thanks!

    • Tony C says:
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      @Tony C:
      The best bigs available are Bass, E.Davis, B.Wright, C.Zeller, Frye, Jason Smith, Henson, Kaman and Ajinca.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Tony C: I think your dimes are good. But I think Chalmers is the guy with Wade out a bit/ Bigs seem kinda rough right there haha

  15. Hamtime says:
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    1. Thoughts on Napier with the Wade news? He’s been pretty bad even with minutes tho.

    2. Ugh – gobert or nurk ros

    3. Brandan Wright worth a flier in a deep 16m league? Seems to be eating into len’s minutes

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hamtime: 1. Eh, he and Norris Cole seem to flip flop. Not too intrigued. 2. Gimme Nurk! 3. Ehhhh, kinda a fluky game last night, probably not

    • Ryan says:
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      @Hamtime: I quickly noticed that there is no consistency whatsoever between Cole and Napier’s PT. However, the Heat are openly shopping Cole around and Detroit is one of the teams linked to a possible deal. Apparently, the Pistons have gone on the record saying that they want to get a third guard by Sunday… might not happen, but its something to keep an eye on.

      IF Cole is indeed shipped out of town, I think Napier may be worth a speculative add.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan: @Hamtime: Yup agree with that!

  16. Chris says:
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    Someone just dropped Alex Len and I am going to pick him up. Should I drop Tim Hardaway Jr. or Wayne Ellington? I do need some 3ptm so I was leaning towards keeping Hardaway and dropping Ellington.

    What do you think JB/Slim??

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      @Chris: Hmmm that’s a good one. Ya know, even though he was good the past 2 games, I think I’d probably Ellington

      • Chris says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Drop or keep Ellington? Lol…

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Chris: Oh my B haha, I would probably hold Ellington and drop Timmay

  17. Down Wit K.C.P. says:
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    Is Zeller an add for me? My drop would probably be K.C.P. right? Other thoughts are K.J. (but his blocks are nice) or Pekovic (but I need the rebounds– even though he hasn’t started grabbing them yet). 12 team daily 9cat H2h league. My Team:

    PG- Curry
    SG- Dragic
    G- Knight
    SF- Tobias Harris
    PF- Millsap
    F- Favors
    C- Pau Gasol
    UTIL- DeRozan
    BN- Antetokounmpo
    BN- Matt Barnes
    BN- K.C.P
    BN- K.J. McDaniels
    BN- Pekovic
    BN- Jrue

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Down Wit K.C.P.: Yup losing KCP for him! Unfrotunately that means you’ll ahve to change your commenter name haha

      • Down Wit K.C.P. says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Haha yup, and my team name too!

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Down Wit K.C.P.: Ugh that’s always brutal! In our REL Nicolas Batum isn’t living up to his drafted Auction value at all, the team “Breaking Batum” will have to be something else haha

  18. Drez says:
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    What do you guys think about Jerami Grant in deeper dynasties? I’ve got a few teams that I’m rebuilding, so I’m just wondering if he’s worth a long term stash. He’s blocked more shots than Dieng and Gobert over the past two weeks! Wat?!

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      @Drez: Haha wat indeed! Ehhh, how deep is the dynasty? I dunno if he’s special enough to do anything not on the Sixers. Plus next year Embiid will be next to Noel and maybe he’s a main bench guy, but meh

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        @JB Gilpin:

        Got a few of em, but mostly 16/14ers. Might try to flip him and a filler for McDaniels to see if anyone bites. Sound like a better plan? Thanks mayne.

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          @Drez: Yeah I like that, I def would try to sell sometime soon I don’t think he’ll ever flourish into much any time soon

  19. Shaft says:
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    hey guys, with the all star break pretty soon, what do you think about targeting Batum? 2-3 weeks should give him time to heal his wrist. Says he’s already almost pain free. Love the 4-4-4 playoff schedule and dont really need much scoring.

    thinking maybe tyson chandler and jack for him? possibly, favors and jack if i had to. then would probably grab Gobert, Nurkic, or Galloway or Deron Williams (as a stash) off the wire.

    my team is lillard, knight, holiday, rubio, jack, durant, draymond, covington, favors, boogie, t. chandler, whiteside.

    batum’s owner is really hurting for depth: lawson, batum, jennings, kobe, anthony davis, thad young, greg monroe, iguodala, bogut, eric gordon, kevin martin, pekovic

    what you think? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Shaft: Def liking the Chandler and Jack one. So much risk with Chandler old/Mavs good and might DNP and Jack with Dwill maybe back/might get traded. The Favors one seems a little rich even though UTA sched isn’t great.

  20. Jacob says:
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    Yo JB how’s it going,

    I am currently in first and about to lock up a first round bye for the playoffs. This means I have 4 weeks after Sunday until my semi-final matchup. The reason for the lead-in is I happen to be a D-Wade owner(sorry you said to sell high and I didn’t listen!!!) He was just given a 2-3 week timetable at a minimum. What would you consider doing with him? I think the safe bet is to wait until the week before my matchup starts to see where he’s at but if a stud comes along I am going to have to snag him up. Ahhh I don’t know what to do.

    P.S. I lost my BJ earlier this week after refusing to trade him for Ariza(you told me to take the trade). Somehow I find myself blaming you for his injury…….jk……….or not

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jacob: Yo dud, going good! How about you?

      Whoa, your playoffs start early! Haha all good man. Yeah I think that’s a good strategy, hold for now unless something ridiculous comes off the wire, and if he’s not back for the playoffs for some reason, you could let him go.

      Haha don’t blame me man! I would never wish that kind of juju out there to the fantasy gods, fantasy karma goes around and comes around!

      • Jacob says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Haha thanks for the backup man. I owe all my success this year to you. Sir Covington & Korver’s going to have to make up for all those missed three’s!

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          @Jacob: Hah, really appreciate that thanks man!

  21. Joe J says:
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    Currently in second place but am struggling of late. Looking to acquire another top 15-20 player even if it means losing depth (my team has gotten here by adding waiver smart and selling high, but is killed by injuries now.)

    G Curry, Batum, Jrue (IR), Rondo, Collison, E Gordon, E Payton
    F: Durant, Sullinger, Ryan Anderson
    C: Aldridge (looking to sell high now!), Ibaka, Gortat, Whiteside

    Offered Aldridge and Collison or Rondo to a PG – needy owner said no way
    Offered Aldridge and Whiteside for Harden to last rebounding/block team said no way.
    Anything else I can do?

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      @Joe J: Well I kinda like Whiteside for your team build. You have good FT to protect and could use his blocks. I’m having trouble moving Rondo too, I offered him for some lower 3PTM guys in a league and no takers. I think Aldridge Collison is the best package, it should help a PG or PF needy team. Maybe shop that to other owners?

  22. DrayDrayTrain says:
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    What you think of Oladipo and Korver for Lillard? I’m trying to get rid of no RainbOladipo and Korver because of their bad playoff schedules. And what are your thoughts on Jordan Hill? He’s been pretty bad the last couple games. Questioning if he’s worth holding anymore.

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      @DrayDrayTrain: Yes if the guy is willing to do that trade. I wouldn’t give up Lillard for those guys though…

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      @DrayDrayTrain: Def no RainbOladipo theses days! Yup def taking Lillard if he does it. Ugh, yeah not liking Hill’s ups and downs either. The disappearing blocks is mad annoying. I don’t know if I see much changing and he’s taking more jumpers so it’s hurting his FG%

  23. Jesse says:
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    Hey JB! Just wonderif if you could take a quick look at my roster and tell if there are any moves I can make. Sort of weak in the SG. Any advice would be great! My league is 10 team Daily h2h 15 cat.
    Jeff Teague PG
    Bradley Beal SG
    Kevin Durant SF/PF
    Anthony Davis PF/C
    Demarcus Cousins PF/C
    Gorgeui Dieng PF/C
    Darren Collison PG
    Nicolas Batum SG/SF
    Brook Lopez C
    Jrue Holiday PG
    DJ Augustine PG (streamer)
    Elfrid Payton PG (streamer)
    The lineup structure goes PG,SG,SF,PF,C,Ut. Thanks in advance!

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      @Jesse:
      Package Lopez and Dieng for a more consistent pf/c

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      @Jesse: Hey man! Whoa love your PG streamers, even after a bad DJ game. Brolo is an easy answer to sell, but I would try. I like Dieng for you though. Brolo+Collison, who I like, maybe for a solid SG type. Maybe Brandon Knight if elig in your league at SG?

  24. Miles proudfoot says:
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    Do you like TJones over Nurkic or Gobert? TJones over GHill? Thanks!

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      @Miles proudfoot: Ehhhh not yet. Don’t know about the minutes. Nurk looked awful tonight though. If you can gamble, might Jones over Hill if you don’t need G production

  25. Nick says:
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    Hey Jb, I appreciate the replies and help. New offer on the table, dynast league 8cat, 12 team. Jefferson for tyreke and terrence Jones. What do you think? I’d be giving up jefferson.

    Guards: wall, dragic, knight, conley
    Forwards: draymod, convington, KJ
    Bigs: griffin, dieng, Ibaka, jefferson, nurkic

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      @Nick: Any time man, what we do! I lovvvvve Jones in a dynasty. I might not like him this year, but he’s too good to be stuck in a mix for his career. I think you have enough big man depth to lose Jefferson, I’d do it

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        @JB Gilpin:
        Would you take this trade over the dieng for plumlee + tyreke? I’m so torn!! Haha
        It’s between those two trades or holding, but I’ve looked to your site as my main reference for the past two years over those amateurs on the roto forums haha.

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          @Nick: Oh man, yeah that is a Sophie’s Choice! Probably like the Tyreke one, I know Dieng is young with a bright future, but Big Al should have at least a few more Big years left in him. Thanks so much man, we try to bring the goods!

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            @JB Gilpin:
            Thanks! Just to clarify tyreke was offered in both trade scenarios. Jefferson for tyreke + Jones. Or dieng for tyreke + plumlee. I was a little confused by your reply.

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              @Nick: Oops my bad, I meant the Dieng one. So would much rather give up Dieng for Reke/Plum than the Jefferson one

  26. JoeJ says:
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    Aldridge and Collison for Lebron and Knight?
    9 cat H2h I get James side

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      @JoeJ: Yup def doing it! leBron way over Aldridge and I’d take Knight over Colly too

  27. CH says:
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    would you give vuc + KJ for griffin and Ryan Anderson in a 12 team h2h 10 catg(DD) im in first place so i get a week bye in playoff. Our league playoff starts march 23 to the end of regular season. so orland o have 3+5 playoff week where clippers have 4+4 playoff games. i dont really need griffin’s extra assist where im way ahead in that catg.

    ps would you also trade affalo for kmart

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      @CH: Yeah so we’re throwing playoff sched out, I think I still like Blake over Vuc and like Anderson over KJ so yeah I’m doin it. Whewwww, Afflalo vs. Kmart, had that debate earlier above. Afflalo awful tonight… Leaning Kmart, but fear of a trade could change it

  28. Nikko says:
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    Hey JB. Wondering how you feel about a trade I was offered. It’s my H2H points league: My cousins and rose for his Horford, Teague and wiggins. Cousins is the best of them all, but Teague is dumping off the injury risk from rose and Horford has been on fire. Plus wiggins is an upgrade from a waiver guy. It is a 10 man so I know star power > depth however. Just want your opinion

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      @Nikko: ended up trading Cousins and Rose for Butler and Horford. Hope it works out for me

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Nikko: Yeah Rose looked awful tonight and still the injury risk… A little risky having two Hawks if they pull another round of DNPs, but I think I like it

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