Before we embark upon a new endeavor, we often count one…two…three…then go! For the rookie down in Hotlanta, the start to this new season has gone uno…dos…Trae Young is here!

GM PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
1 14 6 5 0 0 4 1/5 5/14 3/4
2 20 2 9 1 1 3 4/9 7/18 2/3
3 35 2 11 1 0 1 6/14 13/23 3/3

Young has improved each game in points, assists, turnovers, threeecolas, and field goals. Maybe it’s a case of “Third time is a charm,” but I’m more inclined to believe that it was a case of warming up the engine. You know who’s with me? The Stocktonator, as it liked him yesterday. Beep. Boop. Bop. There’s a reason he was the overall #5 pick in the NBA Draft and has been compared to Stephen Curry. Now, yesterday was likely a ceiling game and there will be plenty of ups and downs, but oh what a ceiling it is. Played 38 minutes and led his team to a 22 point victory over the Cavs. Make it rain, Trae.

Here’s what else I saw yesterday:

Taurean Prince

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 6 1 2 1 2 1/6 5/16 3/3

The aptly-named Prince actually had a higher usage rate than Trae (27.1 vs 26), but still served in an auxiliary capacity. Prince will provide the D, which makes the princess happy, but Trae is the king and will keep his O in check on most nights.

Alex Len

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 11 4 0 4 1 0/1 7/12 2/2

Hmmm, maybe the Cavs just suck and make everyone look good? I mean, Len has been turrable to start the season and just went HAM. Played 32 minutes and Dewayne Dedmon is still recovering from offseason ankle surgery, so he should remain a fringe option for a bit. It helps that the Hawks are playing super fast, as they were #2 in pace before the start of yesterday’s game.

Kent Bazemore

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 5 4 1 1 2 4/8 7/13 5/5

Ok, we are definitely attacking CLE in DFS every night. Bazemore is inconsistent, like many shooting guards, but he does provide the D stats on nightly basis, so the floor is higher than most.

Omari Spellman

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 1 1 0 0 2 4/5 6/9 1/2

The rookie played 24 minutes in his first game of the season and didn’t disappoint, showing the range from downtown. No periphery stats, though. John Collins is still recovering from his ankle surgery and will likely be brought back slowly, considering the Hawks will be in tank mode. Spellman should get some run as long as Collins is out.

Jeremy Lin

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

Played 10 minutes. It’s Linsanity if he’s still on your roster.

Kevin Huerter

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
9 10 4 2 1 0 3/5 3/8 0

Played 25 minutes. I liked him a lot during the draft process, as the boy can shoot. With that said, he didn’t do much the first two games and I think we are seeing that CLE may make everyone look good this season. Plus, it was a blowout. I’d keep an eye on him as the season progresses, though, as I could see the Hawks trading Bazemore and commence full tank mode at some point.

Kevin Love

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 17 3 1 0 3 1/8 6/19 3/4

Love is going to be a double-dub machine this season. At the height of his Minnesota days, he had 48 double-dubs. Last season, that number was at 31. As long as he stays healthy, he should approach that 50 number this season. On a side note, KAT had an insane 68 last year.

Cedi Osman

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 3 4 1 1 5 2/6 5/15 0

Not an efficient shooting night, but Osman played 39 minutes and contributed across the board. I’m a believer and think he only keeps improving.

Larry Nance Jr.

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

Played 17 minutes in his season debut. Should start getting his minutes ramped up, but could be in a time share with Tristan Thompson, depending upon the matchup.

Collin Sexton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
4 2 2 0 0 2 0/1 2/11 0

No one gonna Sexton you if you play like that Collin! Played 28 minutes and I’d imagine Sexton gets more time as the season progresses.

Jordan Clarkson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 3 2 0 0 1 3/5 7/12 2/3

Clarkson is Andrew Wiggins sans the $147 million.

Nemanja Bjelica

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 5 4 3 1 1 2/2 5/6 0

Got the start and played 31 minutes. I like the Nemanja. Maybe that’s why I’ve lost so many brain cells. Regardless, he’s a big that can stretch the floor and contribute across the board. Just not a high usage guy and you never know what the Kings are going to do with their lineups.

De’Aaron Fox

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 4 10 1 1 4 1/4 7/12 7/9

Played 42 minutes and Fox is the unquestioned captain of this ship. After being near the bottom of the league in offensive pace last season, the Kings were 3rd before the start of yesterday’s game. As Craig kept saying during the preseason, the Kings were going to play at a fast pace. That’s why you listen to Craig. The Kings have the pieces to play fast successfully. Did Vlade did good? So far, da.

Iman Shumpert

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 3 4 3 2 2 4/7 9/13 4/5

Got the start and played 30 minutes. Oh, those crazy Kings. Don’t get enchanted by the Iman, though, as he’s never averaged double digits in scoring his whole career. For those inquiring minds, his rookie year was 2011.

Marvin Bagley III

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 7 0 1 0 4 0 5/13 3/6

Played 24 minutes. I’m really curious who Bagley develops into, as the range of outcomes is so wide. Ed Davis? Wouldn’t shock me. Amar’e Stoudemire? I can see it. With that said, he’s still raw right now, but keep an eye on him.

Russell Westbrook

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
32 12 8 0 0 5 1/6 13/23 5/11

Welcome back, Russ. You can tell he’s rusty, as he failed to mess around. Seriously, what’s happened to his free throw shooting? A perennial 80+ shooter from the stripe, Russ was at 73% last season and is off to an inauspicious start.

Paul George

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
29 6 2 3 0 4 3/9 10/18 6/6

No Russ or with Russ, there’s no need to be curious about the production for George.

Jerami Grant

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
7 3 1 1 2 1 0/5 3/12 1/2

Played 28 minutes, so he has the power forward position locked up, even though Patterson starts. With that said, I had such high hopes for Grant coming into the season, but it doesn’t look like it’s happening. I’m sad now.

Dennis Schroder

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 4 8 1 0 3 2/5 5/16 2/2

With Russ returning, Schroder went to the bench but still played 32 minutes. He’s going to be fine whether he’s starting or coming off the bench. In fact, leading the second unit is probably the best role for him.

Hamidou Diallo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 1 2 2 0 1 1/2 5/7 0

Played 21 minutes off the bench. Terrance Ferguson is still the starter, but he sucks. I’d keep an eye on Diallo, as he’s the much better offensive player right now.

Draymond Green

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

Yesterday was Trae Day, not Dray Day.

Kevin Durant

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 11 7 1 1 4 0/4 7/19 6/7

What do you want me to say?

Steph Curry

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 4 6 0 0 2 6/16 10/23 4/4

Saving the D for when he gets home?

The big man rotation for Golden State went: Damian Jones (19 minutes), Kevin Looney (19 minutes), and Jordan Bell (3 minutes). Jones had 8 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 block. Looney had 10 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 blocks. As with Grant, I was high on Bell coming into the season. I’m sad again. If I had to choose, I’m going with Looney.

Paul Millsap

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
5 6 1 3 1 1 0/2 1/7 3/8

Played 26 minutes and the shooting struggles continued. Patience grasshopper. He will be fine…..I hope.

Torrey Craig

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

Got the start and played 27 minutes, due to the injury to Will Barton. The timetable for Barton’s return from a right groin strain is unknown, so Craig could be the starter for a while. Won’t be a prolific scorer or usage hog, but should contribute across the board.

Nikola Jokic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 11 6 0 0 2 0/1 7/14 9/12

Scrub.

Jamal Murray

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

My momma said there’d be days like this. Only played 26 minutes and was in foul trouble all game.

Gary Harris

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 3 1 2 1 0 2/9 11/20 4/7

Guess we found out who would benefit the most from the absense of Barton. One game does not make a trend, though.

Trey Lyles

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
6 4 3 3 0 1 0/5 2/8 2/4

Played 22 minutes. I thought he would get more but it is what it is. A big man that can stretch the floor and contribute in the periphery cats, Lyles can be fantasy viable. Not sure he will get more than the low-20s in minutes.

Juan Hernangomez

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

Played 23 minutes. Juancho is the sharp shooter from beyond the arc. Another beneficiary of the Barton injury.

PJ Tucker

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

Scoring will never be his forte, but PJ plays a shit ton of minutes and contributes across the board. Yes, some night you will call him PJ *ucker, but more than often you will be content with what you get.

James Harden

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
31 4 14 2 0 3 4/12 11/26 5/6

Played 40 minutes. No CP3 equals more usage for Harden. James is Harden ready to go.

Eric Gordon

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 5 2 1 0 0 5/8 7/18 2/2

Got the start and played 33 minutes. Won’t contribute much in the periphery cats, Gordon will be on the court and shoot his mother f’ing shot with no regard for human life.

Carmelo Anthony

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
9 6 1 0 0 1 1/3 3/8 2/2

Friends don’t let friends Melo.

Michael Carter-Williams

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

Played only 14 minutes. MCW needs to go buy a jumper from somewhere.

Danilo Gallinari

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 9 4 0 1 2 1/7 7/19 5/5

Gallinari reminds me of the section in the market with all the wine bottles. The product on those shelves are effective, but I know it’s only a matter of time that some kid comes by and breaks a bottle or two or three.

Boban Marjanovic

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

Played 5 minutes. Boban has been great to start the season. Boban is great in general, as he’s a monster per minute. You never play the Boban in a matchup against the Rockets, though. Uptempo is not his thing, no matter how many cycling classes he takes. When the opposition has a legitimate banger down low, then you play the Boban.

Montrezl Harrell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 10 3 1 3 2 0 8/10 1/1

Played 24 minutes while starter, Marcin Gortat, played 18. I never understood why the Clippers just didn’t commit to Montrezl. He’s a beast.

The guard shituation in Los Angeles is quite humorous. The starters were Patrick Beverley and Avery Bradley, both of whom scored 4 points and played 24 minutes. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Lou Williams played 26 and 25 minutes respectively, and both scored 12 points. They all nuke the value of each other. Yeah team!

Patrick Beverley

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

Avery Bradley

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

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 5 4 1 0 2 0/1 4/8 4/4

Lou Williams

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 5 2 1 1 2 0/6 3/16 6/6
  1. miles proudfoot says:
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    Just grabbed Montrezl for what seems like the 10th time in two years thinking, this is it.

    Punting blocks unfortunately. Would like boards and steals but will settle on mostly boards. Trade Horford for Griffin, Vuc, Love, or Kanter? If I need to throw in another small piece or is that overvaluing? Would love to put a package together for Jokic including Horford, but may be pie in the sky. Horford and Kuzma? Thanks!

    • Son

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      @miles proudfoot: Ha! I hear ya on Montrezl. He beasts when he plays but just won’t get significant run.

      I like Love out of the three. Horford ain’t enough but time to send out the scouts for price discovery.

  2. I just wanna Kawhi says:
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    Sup man, awesome work! Got the first W. Hah Liking Nance’s first game, it was fine.. Lovin the upside in assists. Isaac is a pain in the ass unfortunately, only played meaningful minutes just coz Simmons was absent. If Simmons continues to take minutes away from Isaac I’m totally losing my mind. What a horrible organization the Magic is, seriously. But yea, if he can’t control his fouling he’s definitely not playing tons of minutes.

    Just got Shai off of waivers, dropped Willy in the process. Willy for some reason just can’t win his coaches’ trust. He’s kinda like Terrence Jones, good player but god knows why their coaches hate to play them decent minutes. So I’m jumping off of the #FreeWilly movement. Lol

    PG1—Holiday
    PG2—Gilgeous-Alexander
    SG1—Oladipo
    SG2—Harris
    SF1—Porter
    SF2—Richardson
    SF3—Covington
    SF4—Osman
    PF1—Durant
    PF2—Isaac
    PF3—Nance
    C1—Gobert
    C2—Allen

    Sooner than later I know I’ll be dropping Isaac’s ass. I don’t see the breakout, top 60 potential happening this season, maybe next year though. Just lookin for a decent backup PF behind Durant. My PG, SG & SF are all set I believe. SGA has been closing out games I love it. My four small forwards are all doing great. I’m loving my squad but there are still several guys who aren’t playing to their true potential. I’m just gonna exercise extreme patience!

    • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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      @I just wanna Kawhi:

      Somebody just dropped Slo mo, snag him for Isaac? Isaac is wack. Keeps fouling people, ugh I can’t stand him! Lmao

      • Son

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        Ha! I’m an Isaac believer so I’m staying strong

    • Son says:
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      @I just wanna Kawhi: Thanks! And congrats on the VICTORY!!!! I like Shai and think he gets more run as the season progresses. I’m cool with freeing Willy. As for Isaac, it’s been a disappointing start but I still believe.

  3. Mr. Blast says:
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    A-Y-O!

    What’s up Son ? Chillin.

    Few things going on. Gave up on Poeltl….

    Dumped him for Trey Burke.

    Here is where it get’s slightly interesting –

    Harrison Barnes was dropped yesterday.

    This is a TWELVE team league, with FIFTEEN man rosters. I consider it a DEEP 12.

    Barnes should not have been dropped. I have the #1 waiver claim in my pocket.

    Gotta use it right ?! Even tho, the last thing I need is a SF/PF.

    I’m not a Barnes guy. I’m in the market for a PG or Center.

    Squad –

    Dunn/Russell/Tyreke/Hill/Burke
    P. George/Tobias/Prince/Levert/Saric/Osman
    Embiid/Ayton/Willy/Gibson

    Was looking at dropping Hill for Barnes. You prefer to keep Burke or Hill ?

    ALSO – I have a verbal agreement already to trade Barnes for Bamba ?

    Please process this and let me know thoughts on Poeltl dumping, Burkes rest of season outlook over Hill, the Barnes fiasco pickup and flip, and how it fits the build.

    Random notes – Crowder, Dedmon, and Lamb are out there on the block looking for work.

    Thanks my dude! I trust the process.

    • Son

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      A-Y-O!!!! I think dropping Poeltl was the right move. When new information is presented, one must always reassess the landscape. I like what you are doing. Barnes should be owned and I like the flip for Bamba. I think I like Burke over Hill.
      The process looks good for you

  4. JakeTPE says:
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    Hey Son!

    Awesome recap. Hope you had a good weekend!

    Quick Qs:

    (1) You mentioned KAT’s DDs above. I grabbed him 5th overall thinking he’d be automatic DD most every night like last season. So, where are our boards? 9-9-5 through three games. I mean, the points are nice and all, but I drafted him for DD. Do you notice anything different to his game in the early going? Or is just a case of getting a few kinder bounces/positions?

    (2) With Prince and Trae Young leading the young Hawks, how does Collins fit in when he gets back eventually? Do you see decent usage from him when he gets up to speed?

    Thanks for the pre-draft wisdom btw! Hardaway (10th round, #96) came up huge for me this week. I’m sure other Razzballers who used your ranks had equally strong starts!

    Cheers,

    Jake

    • Son

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      Thanks Jake! Hope the same for you. I think the whole Jimmy Butler thing is affecting KAT. Im not sure he has enough dog in him and could be a mental midget. As for Collins, I think he will fit in fine. The Hawks are going to play at a fast pace and he should have plenty of space to operate. Glad to hear!

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Son: Niiiice! Got one last night as you noted in the new notes. More of that please!

        • Son

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          @JakeTPE: Ha! It was bound to happen eventually

  5. Rick says:
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    Hii Son,

    my team :
    – lowry,doncic,redick,fournier
    – durant,otto porter, tj warren, pj tucker, e.moore
    – embiid,kanter, ibaka,gortat

    1. What are u thought my team ?? h2h 9cat 12 team
    2. Woud you trade kanter for horford / tatum ??

    thanks son

    • Son

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      Weakest cat is steals. Then it’s assists. I would trade Kanter for Horford/Tatum

      • Rick says:
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        @Son:

        and would you drop gortat, tucker or moore for FA ??

        FA list : josh hart, barton, justin holiday, bullock, oubre, favors, beverley, fultz, sexton

        • Son

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          @Rick: I’d drop Gortat for anyone, but especially for Hart. I like Tucker and Moore. I’d consider Beverley

          • Rick says:
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            @Son:

            okay thanks son

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @Rick: Anytime

  6. Renz says:
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    Hey Son!

    How are you doing? Hope you are doing. Awesome work!

    A lot of surprises so far in the 1st week of the season was disappointed with what happend with Bell. Ding ding ding, I don’t hear anything. Anyways, LeVert has been on fire! Happy to grab him in 2 of my leagues.

    Just want to know your take on the on-going trade I did. 16 man team 9cat h2h

    My roster
    G: Conley, Doncic, Fultz, Gordon, Butler, Harris, Ntilikina
    F: Bridges, Osman
    C: Embiid, Looney, Free Willy, Henson

    I’m down with pts, reb, blk and fg% on my 1st week and I see the down trend for reb and blk

    So, this is the trade I pulled
    Embiid, Conley, Gordon for Lillard, Collins and Batum

    I believe Conley will be inconsistent for the entire season plus his injury risk. Gordon is meh. 3 pt guy with minimal stats. The big gamble here is Embiid and Collins swap. Do you think this trade will help the punt for Reb and Blk? As Collins and Batum will give me a more rounded team.

    Also, do you think I could drop anyone from my team for the ff guys?
    Waiver: Nance, Knox, Hood, Bev, Aminu, Belinelli, Lance S, RyNo and Monroe
    FA: Cousins, IT, Dedman, Dirk, Siakam, Giles,

    Appreciate your inputs. Thanks!

    Thanks!

    • Son

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      Hey Renz! I’m doing well. Hope the same for you. Definitely a lot of surprises to start the season. I’m sad about Bell. More like ing ing ing. LeVert looking good, so glad you have some shares of him.

      In regards to the trade, the Embiid side should be better in 3s, points, and blocks. The Lillard side better in rebounds, steals, assists, and turnovers. I think the thing you have to factor in here is the Collins injury.

      I’d probably drop Henson for Siakam

      • Renz says:
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        @Son:

        Glad to hear that from you. I’m also doing well. Yea, good thing is that I didn’t draft Bell in all my leagues but still the pick I burned for him got wasted.

        Thanks for your inputs! I’ll make a gamble for this one as Collins is a high risk high reward type of player.

        Dropped Henson for Siakam lol

        • Son

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          @Renz: Godspeed to you good sir!!!

  7. waffles says:
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    good stuff Son

    for tonight, Dorian Finney-Smith (CHI) or Bryn Forbes (@LAL) in 9 cat?

    would you rather own Forbes or Ish Smith in general moving forward?

    • Son

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      I’m good with either. They are both in fantastic spots. Ish moving forward

  8. Taurean says:
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    Hi Son!

    14 team H2H league. In a team with Myles Turner and Capela, I also own Poeltl and Mitchell Robinson. Would you drop any of these two for Harry Giles? None of the 3 are a safe bet I am afraid. I like Poeltl’s room for minutes and fit with the team. I read a lot about Robinson but he now has Vonleh as well preventing to play more. Knowing that owning any of these young Cs will require patience, who will you drop, if any? I could also only keep one.

    Other FA options at that PF/C are Bjelica, Powell, Markieff, Olynyk, Lyles, Noel

    Thank you once again!

    • Son

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      @Taurean: I’m taking a gamble on Giles out of that group. I guess Poeltl is the one to go although it kind of pains me to do it

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        @Son:
        Thank you, I am now thinking about it. Wont be easy to say goodbye to Poeltl.

        In my other league, there is a similar situation: I own Poeltl and could upgrade with:
        Bjelica, Zeller, Marvin Williams, Aminu, Siakam, Giles, Adebayo, Lyles, Noel and M Robinson

        I have seen very positive reviews on Siakam.

        • Son

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          Yeah, tough for me because I was high on him coming into the season. There’s still a chance he carves out a role, but the information presented to us so far does not indicate that.

          I’ve been high on Siakam as well so I have no issues going in that direction

          • Taurean says:
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            @Son:
            Is @Son:
            Got Siakam without dropping as I put Barnes in IR. However, it is likely that the next dropped i Poeltl

            Last question of the day! After Barton’s injury (might be serious), I should pick up a FA, possibily SG/SF. My team is Curry, DSJ, Burke, Tyreke, LeVert, Prince, Gordon, Turner, Poeltl and Robinson.

            FAs are not that amazing: Hezonja, Evan Turner, Wade, Craig, Canaan, Olynyk, Ross, Barea, Bjelica, Powell, MKG, Ish, Forbes, Bullock, Moore, Zeller, Knox, Trier, Joe Harris, Sexton, Lyles, Ilyasova, Oubre…

            After Knox’s injury, I might give Hezonja a chance. I might also be short on 3s. Other options can be Ish, Oubre, Lyles, Sexton or even Knox

            (You already adviced me to drop Poeltl for Harry Giles, I will check both next’s game)

            What do you think? Sorry for the long text, I am quite confused with this one…

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              @Taurean: Miles Bridges is FA as well but didnt start in the best way though.

            • Son

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              @Taurean: Craig for me. He should start and get the bulk of the minutes. Whether he does anything is another question

              • Taurean says:
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                @Son: Thank you for your reply. Just to confirm: are the rest of the options that bad?? You dont seem convinced at all about Craig.
                At least news say that Barton is out for 5-6 weeks. Initially does not sound a bad as it could have been

                • Son

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                  @Taurean: I just like him the best. There’s uncertainty so the range of outcomes is very wide

  9. Everybody Loves Draymond says:
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    12 team, 9 cat H2H

    Would you make any add/drops? Just looking for the best overall

    Notable FAs – VanVleet, Burke, Barea, McGruder, Siakam, Bjelica, Dedmon and Lamb

    Droppable – Poetl, Aminu, Bogdanovic, Jaylen Brown and Wes Matthews

    • Son

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      Siakam for Poeltl.

  10. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Please rank P. Gasol, Favors, Len, Sabonis.

    Also, Clarkson, Patty Mills, Justin Holiday.

    Thanks.

    • Son

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      Sabonis, Favors, Gasol, Len.

      Mills, Holiday, Clarkson

  11. miles proudfoot says:
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    One more q, thanks! Have Porzingas in the only IR spot? Have to drop right? I just got someone else who needs that spot for a couple of weeks. I played this holding injuries players game last year and got burned.

    • Son

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      @miles proudfoot: I don’t think porzingis plays this season. Just one mans opinion, though

  12. Kevin says:
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    In a 12 team H2h standard 9-cat

    would you trade your dinwiddie and ariza for Jamal Murray?

    Do need help on 3 ptm and scoring. But already stashed on guard spots with Rubio, collison, and
    teague.

    thanks!

    • Son

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      I would and look for a way to get rid of Collison

  13. Terry says:
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    Hello,

    9 ca h2h 12 team

    I’m trading Trae Young for Joe ingles. Thoughts?

    Thank you!

    • Son

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      Depends on team

      • J says:
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        @Son:

        J. Murray
        Jokic
        C. Capela
        Brogdan
        Pj tucker
        Paul George
        Taj
        Jaylen brown
        Steve Adams
        Lou will
        Mike Conley

        I. Thomas IR

        • Son

          Son says:
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          By making that swap, I have you improving in 3pts, rebound, blocks, and turnovers. I could be wrong on the 3pts, though, because Trae has super upside in that department. You will decrease in points, assists, and steals.

          • J says:
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            @Son:

            Do you think it’s a great trade?

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @J: It’s a fine trade. I think Trae has a ton more upside, though

  14. Murray says:
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    Hey Son,

    Great write-up as always.

    What are your thoughts on dropping Trey Lyles for Montezl Harrell?

    Am I jumping the gun?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Thanks Murray. I’d hold off on dropping Lyles. He should get more playing time now and we still don’t know the full extent of Barton’s injury

      • Murray says:
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        @Son: Thanks Son! One more quick question.
        12-team H2H Cat.

        Give Caris LeVert
        Get Otto Porter JR.

        Are you biting on that offer?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Murray: Niet

  15. G says:
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    In a h2h points league the following trade was just accepted, I’m usually pretty hard no vetos but I can’t come up with a scenario in which team B benefits.

    Team A receives – Kyrie Irving & Devin Booker
    Team B receives – Zach Lavine & Joe Ingles

    Is this as lopsided as I think it is?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Every one values players differently and every team is constructed differently.

      It’s not egregious and kind of understand it

      • G says:
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        @Son: Very interesting, thanks for the response.

        With it being head to head points I just don’t envision a scenario where Lavine/Ingles outscores Irving/Booker, and they have similar position eligibility.

        • Son

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          @G: I hear you, but I can see how someone would come to that conclusion, and that’s all that matters.

  16. Pitt says:
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    Hi Son,
    Which sides better? Lonzo and Tobias or Gary Harris and Otto?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I think I like Lonzo/Tobias better

  17. Jumponit says:
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    I only have 1 IR spot (12 team std league) and I have both Markannen and Barton. Would you keep both or drop one?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      That’s a tough one. I’m probably stashing Markkanen on the IR

  18. Russowl says:
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    Drop Danny green , Crowder or josh Jackson to pick up Cousins?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’m not a Cousins guy, so you’re probably asking the wrong guy.

  19. tyler says:
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    three point buzzer beater
    /bench filler
    canaan
    oubre
    poetle
    first names on the waiver wire…who you taking long term hope

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Is none an answer? I’d probably go with Oubre out of that group

  20. J says:
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    Top buy low players? Also, what are your thoughts on Marc gasol ROS, rozier, boban and Forbes? Dropping any for warren, aminu, burke or Justin holiday?

    • Son

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      Hmmm, probably Josh Jackson, DSJ, D Mitchell, CJ McCollum, Jamal Murray, Draymond Green, and Kyrie.

      I like Gasol. Not so high on Rozier and Boban. Won’t get enough minutes. Forbes will cede his spot when Spurs get healthy. I like Burke, Aminu, and Warren. Not so high on Holiday, but he’s getting a shit ton of minutes so he has to be in consideration strictly from that perspective.

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