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It’s almost baseball season, so let’s start pulling in the puns!  I just wanted to be sure everyone knew that I was going for that use-case of the title, not what you’d find in urban dictionary…  Who comes up with that stuff?!

Huge weekend from Sam Dekker, getting 28 minutes off the bench on Friday night when Ryan Anderson exited after only 9 minutes (Illness – tried to play through The Plague that is running rampant in the NBA, but it claimed another victim.  Somebody really needs to do something about the flu and stomach issues that make the NBA seem germier than going on a cruise.), going 17/7/2/0/1 with a trey in 28 minutes.  Then in his first career start Saturday night – at the Grizzlies who are supposed to be a defensive team – Dekker blew up like an upper decker for 30/4/0/2/0 on 12-19 FG with 6-11 treys.

Somebody get a hand in his face!  Got 35 minutes, and didn’t commit a single TO in either of these games.  Roto-efficiency!  Dekker’s been playing decently – albeit a little under-the-radar – in his bench minutes this season, but he’s a good rebounder who hits treys and can pepper in stocks.  All the while maintaining a low TO rate.  Kinda seems Otto Porter-ish to me!  Although Dekker is only 28-49 at the FT line for some reason, good for 57.1%.  While Ryno is “only” out sick right now, all his injuries does make him an endangered species…  Everyone is out for Ryan Anderson’s ivory!  Everyone wants a nice white dude shooter on their team…  Now the Rockets have two!  So if Ryno’s back flares up again, or if he has any injury really, Dekker would be a must-own.  I might even nab him for the short-term, if you have any streaming spots you can dedicate to a little run – because speaking of a little run, doctors told Rynio he might be dealing with this stomach bug for 1-2 weeks.  Somebody get this guy some pepto bismol and keep him away from my toilet tanks!  Here’s what else went down over the weekend in fantasy basketball action:

Malcolm Brogdon Transitioning from that eloquent open, Broggy Bear was mad solid against the Magic on Friday (16/2/5/1/0 with 4 treys), but came off the bench against the Heat?!  Jason Kidd said he wanted Brogdon to play alongside Greg Monroe…  Ugh!  Still got 30 minutes, but was god awful (1-10 shooting, 4/2/2/1/0), and Matthew Dellavedova got 36 minutes and went 15/2/7 on 5-8 shooting.  I was finally starting to settle in on Brogdon as a no-question, must hold, then Kidd had to come and muck it up!  Muck til you Buck, what?!  Muck til you Buck, whaaaaaaat?!

Jabari Parker Also got moved to the bench, but this was due to a team rule violation.  Apparently he talked about what happened in the locker room to the media.  Hey, at least he didn’t live stream the convo on Facebook, right Antonio?!  Thon Maker got the start and scored 6 points in 18 yawnstipating minutes, and Jabari still got his 32 minutes and was fine (16/7/4/1/1).

Aaron Gordon Comes off a nice high on Friday (17/8/3/2/0 with no TO) for a mediocre follow up yesterday against the mighty Dubs (8/3/5/1/1).  Did only shoot 4-14 and 0-6 from deep…  He’s 1 for his last 18 from the perimeter!  Get Wild Thing some glasses!

Elfrid Payton Helllllll yeah!  Everything has been positive loveliness from The Shelfrid lately.  20/4/6/3/0 and 23/4/10/1/0, hitting 3 combined treys and 6-6 FT.  He’s like an NFL receiver, breaking out in his third season!

Bismack Biyombo Wow, after 13/13 with 4 blocks against the Bucks, I wasn’t expecting something similar against the smallball leaning Dubs, but 12/14 3 blocks yesterday afternoon!  5-12 FT though, and he’s not getting the run to expect it to be this nice moving forward…  If you wanna take a BlockNOF flier though, I won’t say it’s none of your Bizness.

Moe Harkless Hey, Terry Stotts, why YOU gotta be Moe Harklesssssss?!  Missed a game to a strained calf, was bad off the bench early last week, got a facial laceration on Saturday, and might have lost his starting spot to Evan Turner.  I’ve been skeptical of the Moe Train for a while, and it finally looks to be grinding to a halt.  I certainly wouldn’t mind moving on.

Meyers Leonard Even Meyers Leonard is popping up with good games, with his typical once-every-two-weeks hot shooting game for 17 points and 4 treys on Saturday.  Pssshhh, whatever, you weiner!  As in, the Oscar Meyer joke!  Definitely felt I had to explain that one…

Denzel Valentine Valentine, with the almost rainbow line!  Got 24 minutes Friday against the Hawks, as the Bulls looked awful.  Only ended up losing by 9 because of a junk time 36-15 4th quarter.  8/6/1/3/2 with 2 treys, but even with his holiday coming up in a few weeks, I wouldn’t be sending him roses.  Especially after a DNP and…

Dwyane Wade …going ham on the Kings!  30/6/4/3/4 in a near double-rainbow, hitting 12-15 FT and 9-20 from the field.  The Bulls actually won a game!  Nice bounce back after a horrific 4/3/3/1/0 on 2-10 shooting against the Hawks that paved the way for Valentine’s junk time.

Kent Bazemore Bottomed out against the Bulls for only 2 Pts in 19 minutes, but thankfully got it back together Saturday for 16/2/2 and 2 treys against the Sixers.  Tim Hardaway Jr. was off a pair of duds as well, but also had a nice bounce back against those Sillies – 12/3/6/2/0.  I still think Bazemore is worth hanging onto in 12ers, THJ can stay with the streaming class.

Caris LeVert Caris on, my wayward son!  17/5/6/1/1 against the Pels in that ridiculous 143-114 game.  Are we sure this wasn’t the All-Star Game?!  After a nice back-to-back run though, cooled off a little Saturday for only 9/1/4 against the Hornets.  Still only a streamer as well.

Dante Cunningham REL bias alert!  14/5/0/0/0 and 14/7/1/0/1 the last two games.  PICK HIM UP EVERYWHERE!  Haha, just messin’, deep league streamer at best just because you know he’ll get minutes.

Kevin Durant Rainbow weekend!  Man, he’s been unreal…  32/4/7/2/2 at Houston, then a cool, coasting 15/10/6/3/2 yesterday afternoon against the Magic.  A better weekend than Aaron Rodgers had, that’s for sure!

Clint Capela Gettin’ those legs healthy again!  22/12/1/1/1 on 10-16 shooting against the Dubs Friday, but those legs got tired on the b2b against the Grizz for 5/4/2/0/1 in 16 minutes.  That said, he’s grinded his way through 4 games in 5 days.  Good to see he’s healthy.

Garrett Temple A little low end, but pretty usable in the post-Rudy Gay era.  14/3/3/1/2 with no TO Friday then 8/3/3/2/1 Saturday at the Bulls.  I haven’t explicitly looked for him on my RCL wires, but I would maybe take a shot if he was still out there.  Then change my team name to the Blue Barracudas.

DeMarcus Cousins Boogie the Bull!  …wait, it’s Benny the Bull…  Monster 42/14/3/1/2 with 2 treys, but the Kings still lost to the Bulls…  Just trade Melo for Cousins already!

J.J. Barea Likely out another handful of weeks with another calf strain.  Not much of a fantasy impact here, Seth Curry was already playing 30ish MPG in his ThrAGNOF role…

Dirk Nowitzki Dirk No-Goodi!  1-13 shooting against the Jazz, yet somehow the Mavs took em to OT…  13/5/1/1/1 in a nice bounce back on 5-11 shooting yesterday, but everyone on the Mavs was sinkin’ em against the horrible Lakers…

Rudy Gobert Another big with a monster weekend!  Monster Weekend, starring Michael Cera and a comeback from Lindsay Lohan, I would watch that!  Especially if it was in French…  The Frenchy unsurprisingly tore up The German against the Mavs, going 27/25/1/1/2.  Why wasn’t this monster season last year in 15-16, when I ranked him crazy high?!  Also, let’s hope he goes against centers like Dirk the rest of the season…

George Hill Uh oh.  He’s going off again, which means he’s probably about to lose a finger or something… Stay healthy Georgie!  30/6/5/1/0 against the Pacers on Saturday.

Thaddeus Young Thad the terrible! Stupid Thad racking up 15 steals this week.  15!!!!  Who is he playing against, the Mess every night?!  9/8/3/5/1 then 19/9/3/1/1 over the weekend.

D’Angelo Russell “Mildly” sprained his knee and calf on Saturday night and will miss 1-2 weeks.  He’s already been “mildly” disappointing this year, kinda like mild salsa.  If I wanted mild salsa, I would just eat spaghetti sauce!

Lou Williams A stretch without D Barksdale means it’s time to be sure Sweet Lou is off The Wire!  Well, it’s probably too late as he was off two resurrecting games already, but 27/4/3/1/1 with 4 treys and 9-10 FT on Friday when D went down.  Then a blah 15/0/1/1/0 yesterday in the Lakers’ slaughtering, but did hit his 6-6 FT which is what Sweet Lou do!

Ivica Zubac After some early foul trouble on Friday, didn’t get to see much of the court (4/1/0/0/0 in 6 minutes), but because the Lakers were so dreadful last night, it assured the rook run, going 2/4/1/0/1 in 18 minutes.  Not quite the droid we were looking for!  I need a big man and blocks in 2 RCLs and I’m gonna keep holding.

Terry Rozier I’m going to go ahead and be 100% transparent.  Get him at all costs in dynasty leagues – he’s going to be a fantastic starting PG one day.  I’m only now being transparent because all of my offers in the REL have proven fruitless.  Of course, the C’s have an even better PG in Isaiah Thomas, but some how, by hook or by Goldblum, life finds a way!

Hit that huge pivotal trey to send the Celtics into OT on Saturday, on a 15/3/3 line with only 1 TO in 22 minutes.  Averages only 0.6 TO a game this year, and yeah it’s to only 1.7 AST, but man, give this guy the keys to a team and he’s gonna take off.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 17/14/1/0/2 against the Mess on Saturday, hitting 7-11 FG.  Rebounding well, hitting his FT, and at least one block in 6 straight with only 5 combined TO in that span.  It’s like a better version of John Henson!

Dion Waiters Break up the Heat!  Starting alongside powerhouse forwards Luke Babbitt and Rodney McGruder, Waiters is roaming the perimeter free like the wind!  33/3/3/1/0 on 12-19 shooting Saturday night, with 5 treys in a 12 point win against the Bucks.  How someone can score like that and only hit 4 of his 8 FT, I’ll never know…  Definitely grab him where you can, but like being shrunk like in Honey I Shrink The Kids, beware the drains!

Marquese Chriss Any time a player hits a low, you’ll know they’ll get boosted back up when they play the Poppycockers!  15/5/0/3/1 with 2 treys in a win at MSG Saturday.  Are New Yorkers more frustrated about the Knicks, or the new presidency?!

Carmelo Anthony Maybe the Melo/Phil J drama would take the cake for the most New Yorker frustration!  Hey, he still had a good game though!  31/7/6/1/0 with 5 treys on 9-17 shooting, but still twasn’t enough…

Chandler Parsons How sad is it that one of my favorite things to happen this weekend was to see a crummy 12/2/4/3/0 line.  Tim Hardaway Jr. got me all excited!  Oh wait, this is someone I ranked top-50.  FML!!!  But hey, step in the right direction for Chandler, who hopefully is going to morph into sexy-Chandler again like how Matthew Perry went from fat to thin every Friends season…  Keep it up, sexy-Chandler!

Marc Gasol Marcy Marc was sexy as well, with a monster weekend!  28/9/4/1/0 against the Kings, then 32/5/1/2/3 against Houston.  Hey, when shots like this are falling, keep up the Good Vibrations, baby!

Kawhi Leonard Ka-why the Cavs even try?!  Career night for Kawhi in an OT-thrilling win over the Cavs, going 41/6/5/1/1 with 3 treys on 15-30 shooting.  30 shots has gotta be a career-high too, as were the 6 TO most likely….  We all know I don’t fact check though!  A line like 30 shots and 6 TO is looking more like today’s NBA superstar than the former, roto-friendly Kawhi!  Reign it in, man!

David Lee – Back-to-back nice games without Pau Gasol who broke his hand in the layup line (wow), going 14/11/3/0/1 at the Cavs in 36 minutes.  I still think production game-to-game might be spotty, but if you need some rebounding, then sure.  That said, MKG was on some wires last week, so I dunno if Lee is any sort of must-own – not like we can except much more than 10/10 most nights.

Dejounte Murray Another spot start for Tony Parker (foot – and will miss at least a few more), and the Spurs PG of the future delivered another nice glimpse, going 14/2/6 in 22 minutes in the high-profile win.  Obviously exciting to own him in dynos right now!

Raymond Felton Like Jabari Parker, got benched for violating a team rule – he missed shootaround while on his 7th plate at Golden Corral.  Hah, I keed!  The reason is even worse!  It’s because daddy wanted to start his baby!  Stupid Austin Rivers started at “PG” and was OK (16/2/5), and Felton was fine too in 30 minutes, going 14/3/3 with no TO.  They lost by 25 at Denver…  What you get for playing family favorites, Doc!

Emmanuel Mudiay The big win against the Clippers wasn’t at all due to Mudiay!  17 minutes of 0-8 shooting, then exited early with a sore back.  Carrying around his awful percents is a big load to carry on your shoulders!

 

I hope everyone had an awesome weekend, and you’re pumped for Falcons vs. [Steelers or Pats, I finished this article before it was over!] in the Super Bowl!  Good luck to everyone in week 14 – only 6 more regular season weeks left!  How did it go this fast!?

  1. jw2 says:
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    Hello GB!
    Ive got a question for you.
    I’m currently 1st in a H2H league and I wanna ask you what’s your opinion of trading my Collison for Parsons.
    I have 4 PGs (Kyrie, Jrue, Knight, Collison), and I think it’s a great opportunity.
    I purposed the trade, bc the guy is searching for a PG and I’m afraid of Rubio going in SAC.

    • Slim

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      @jw2: Yeah I’ll take Parsons. I think Memphis will want him to be getting good minutes prior to the real life playoffs. Collison is as boring as it gets. Granted your PGs aren’t particularly strong but I’d still do that.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @jw2: @Slim: Agree, PG doesn’t look like a strong suit for you, but not like Collison is going out there and getting many dimes. I like that offfer

  2. Shahed says:
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    Hey JB,

    Posted this on an earlier article, but I’m not sure if you’ll see that, so I’m posting again.

    I wanted your advice on my team, standard 9 cat, 12 team, ROTO

    I am 4th.

    My points are: FG: 7, FT: 3, 3PTS: 10, PTS: 10, REB: 11, AST: 11, ST: 9, BLK: 7, TO:3

    My current roster is:
    G: Lillard, Bledsoe, Matthews, Beverley, Brogdon, LeVert
    F: Aldridge, Crowder, J Johnson, Wilson Chandler, Terrence Jones
    C: Henson, Zubac
    IL: J Lin

    Had Gay and Pau, both gone. Someone wants to trade with me.

    His roster is:
    Wall, DeRozan, Beal, Reggie Jackson, Tyreke, Lou Williams, Waiters, Ilyasova, Leuer, Cousins, Marc Gasol, DeAndre Jordan, Howard

    His points are: FG: 4, FT: 9, 3PTS: 9, PTS: 11, REB: 9, AST: 9, ST: 8, BLK: 11, TO:4

    Can you suggest some trades that would be fair. He wants more 3s, he wants Lillard, Bledsoe, Crowder, maybe Chandler, maybe Aldridge.

    Thanks as always.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Shahed: I think I’d target Gasol and DeRozan and yes he can have Lillard and lets say… Crowder.

      • Shahed says:
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        @Slim:
        Thanks Slim, he has proposed Lillard and Bledsoe, for Marc and DeRozan, fair or not?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slim: @Shahed: Yup I get to em all! 🙂 Starting on this article this morning, but I circle back to everything as I go. Although, Slim is popping in this morning so you get us both!

          Yeah Gasol makes good sense to me too. I like getting DeRozan too. Man, he has a horrible FG% shooting team minus his FT punts.

          I’d prefer to keep Crowder, I gotta imagine the steals come back.

          I def wouldn’t do Lillard and Bledsoe for that. I would do Lillard and W Chandler and go from there

  3. Lasandro says:
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    HaHa love the Major League ref!

    A touched concerned that the Knicks are going to monitor goose too much ROS.. should I accept PG, Enes, Noel for my Goose, Jrue, Tobias in a 14cat roto. Shallow league so I could swap Noel for TJ Mc on the wire to get some assists back. Blks aren’t a need for me right now. GHarris, biyombo, waiters all also available..

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Lasandro: Eh, I don’t love it.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: @Slim: Hah thanks man! Aaron Gordon in huge, red-rimmed glasses would be awesome.

        Nah I would pass too. I know OREB is a need for Enes, but I’d still take Jrue and Tobias over him. I still don’t think Goose and PG13 are all that far apart, even with BLK a need. If you could drop the Noel part off and keep Tobias or Jrue – whoever helps you more – I would be down with that

  4. Clos says:
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    Hey jb what’s going on? In a h2h 12er 9cat. Got griffin coming back soon.. Finally! Do I drop Felton, Brogdon, temple or parsons for him? Thanks for the input.. Have a good one

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Clos: I’d lose Temple.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Clos: @Slim: What’s up man?! Yup, getting healthy always feels good! Yeah Temple would be my first cut too

  5. gdbrand says:
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    hey jb, should i trade Chandler Parsons for Darren Collison?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @gdbrand: I’d rather Parsons. Collison is no bueno.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        Haha, see above in @jw2: ‘s comment. Yeah I would probably keep Parsons, funny this same deal has been brought up twice! @gdbrand: @Slim:

  6. Toni Vidal Ribes says:
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    Hi JB!

    We are sad in Spain with Pau & Riky injured.

    I wanna know what do you think about:
    Bledsoe + Dieng x Hassan? (I give Eric & Gorgui) Maybe is too much for Hassan?
    And Bledsoe + Dieng x Hassan & Elfrid? probably says no.

    Thoughts about Saric?

    It´s Dinasty-Roto-12er-11cat

    Thanks a lot!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Toni Vidal Ribes: Yeah Bledsoe plus Gorgui is far too much. I’m not thrilled about Whiteside. Blocks are way down lately.

      I’m with JB Saric looks like just another guy and once Simmons returns I’d be worried about his minutes.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Toni Vidal Ribes: @Slim: Ugh yeah. muy triste! Love watching those guys play, you guys in Spain play some pretty-looking ball.

        Hmmmm on Hassan – yeah preseason i woulda said yes, but really worrying about the blocks as Slim mentions, and lack of hustle as the Heat tank and tank. Eflrid one I can get behind a little more, not like Bledsoe and Dieng are THAT young. I lovvvvvve Elfrid tho.

        Yup, Saric is just kinda a nice, role-playing F. Don’t see him as any more than a Bjelica type.

  7. Tenethor says:
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    Hello JB and have a nice week,

    After long talks the guy standing first in my league proposed :

    My CP3 + Gortat + Crowder for His Bledsoe + Ibaka.
    Do i pull the trigger?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Tenethor: Tough call. Feels a little light… but I don’t like Gortat and Crowder’s steals don’t look like they’re coming back. OK. I’ll take it.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Tenethor: @Slim: Hey man!

        Gortat with steals, bleh, but I think Crowder can bounce back there. That said, if you’re struggling to make the playoffs, I take that deal

  8. lb sand says:
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    12tm h2h

    Drop Brodgon and/or Fournier for any below
    Dunn
    Leuer
    Biyombo
    D Collison
    Carroll

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @lb sand: Nah, but I’m assuming you can’t hide Fournier on an IL slot. If you MUST win now then ok, gimme Carroll. But I’d hold if possible.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @lb sand: @Slim: Yeah I don’t see a move either, unless you’re just mad loaded at PG and despartely need a big this week, I could see streaming in Biyombo, but don’t really trust his output due to low mins

  9. Henry says:
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    Hey JB and Slim,

    Should I offer my beal + crowder for lilard? The guy is trying to sell lilard Harf around the league and I know that he has been looking at my combo for a while.

    I am in a FT punt build btw.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Henry: Sure I would be good with that deal! Def consolidates into the best player

  10. miles proudfoot says:
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    Hey, good morning! In a 10 team league, no %s and punting 3s and not overly concerned with points, so focusing on the five other cats, would like to drop two players to make room for Capella and Brogdon or GHarris.

    Could you please rank in order of “dropability”: Harrell, Baze, Carroll, Tjones, Noel.

    Thanks!

    • miles proudfoot says:
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      @miles proudfoot: sorry one other question. Is Mcconnell a ROS guy or will he lose significant value when Simmons comes back? Or just can’t tell yet?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @miles proudfoot: Morning man, as always, as many questions as you’d like are encouraged!

        Ohhhhhh fun question. I’ll rank 1 (don’t drop!) to 10 (drop immediately!)

        Harrell 8
        Bazemore 4
        Carroll 3
        Tjones 3
        Noel 7

        I think since Simmons is gonna be minutes-limited to death, I would lean more to McConnell being able to be a ROS guy

        • miles proudfoot says:
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          @JB Gilpin: ya dropping Harrell to reinsert Capella in the lineup. I feel like I just need to try and get brogdon no matter what. I’m kind of inclined to drop one of the other three before Nerlens based upon the cats I’m focusing on and his upside, but I guess ROS he just can’t be trusted in a 10er…

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @miles proudfoot: Ah yeah forgot about those settings… Yeah Carroll could prob go, still think Tjones and Baze fit though

  11. Funk Master says:
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    JB/Slim

    16 teamer, 4 keepers year to year, no restrictions on keepers.

    In second last place, so I’m looking forward to next year with my high draft pick, but got this trade offered to me and I’m on the fence about it.

    My return: Booker, Embiid, Russell, 1st round pick (likely around 8th-10th overall)
    I’m giving up: Turner, McCollum, 6th round pick

    If I accepted, then all 3 would be my keepers, along with Middleton, so I would have 4 solid ones. However, I am a big fan of Turner and think he will end up being the best of the bunch, so having him on my dynasty team for the next 10 years would be stellar. I am also nervous about getting Embiid given his troublesome back and not knowing when the next injury will take place. I am leaning toward saying no, but wanted your thoughts first.
    Thanks, and keep on keeping on!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Funk Master: Whoa, big offer! Yeahhhhh, that’s really tough to give up Turner. Man I’m on the fence… But with so much talent in the upcoming draft class, to have 2 non-penalty keeper options drafted in the first round is pretty nice. And not like Turner doesn’t have some injury question marks, that was the reason he fell as far as he did in the draft. I think I like it, but hurts giving up Turner

  12. Edge says:
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    Great stuff as always

    16 Team H2h Deep League

    Dedmon, Olynyk or Harkless?

    Thanks in advance

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Edge: Thanks man, appreciate ya droppin by! Def throwing out Dedmon. Olynyk vs. Harkless is reallllly close right now. I’ll narrowly go Harkless since some low minutes lately are partially related to a minor injury, but Stotts may have shaken this up since POR has been so bad

  13. Nukna says:
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    Razzup, JB?!

    My team:
    PGs – Kemba, Lowry, G. Hill, Dragic, Holiday, Payton
    Wings – Kawhi, Batum, Crowder, Ariza, Matthews, T. Johnson, T. Harris, Covington
    Bigs – Whiteside, Millsap, Dieng, Capela, Noel, Booker, Lee, C. Zeller
    IL – Lin, P. Gasol

    Safe for the PO (4 teams, 2 weeks), so I’m focusing on these final 2 weeks.
    I plan to keep Noel until deadline and Lee until Pau is back.
    Would you drop any of the other guys for Brogdon or McConnell (love the 4-4 PO sched for both and might be smart to “secure” the assists). Josh Richardson also available (stash instead of Lin maybe?).
    Zeller currently occupies my “streaming big” position, so my dilemma is basically whether to loose any of the wings (or Booker) for one of these FAs. Wes Matt might be the first drop option, but it’s not easy for me to let him go.
    Any thoughts?
    Thanks, regards from Belgrade!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nukna: Yo, Razzup! Ummm I think I would just hold Lin, since you can bury him in your IL. Maybe since he doesn’t have too many minutes, once he feels good, they unleash him in March. Only drops I really see are those last 4 of your Bigs, and you mention wanting to hold Noel and Lee, which makes sense, although if still focusing on those final two weeks, Lee could prob go. You have pretty good dimes! I might shoot for upside and go Brogdon and see if he runs away with that, over Lee, but that’s just what I’m thinkin 🙂

      • Nukna says:
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        Thanks, man! Yeah, I`ll probably end up taking Brogdon for either Lee or Zeller.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Nukna: Sounds good! I could go either way too…

  14. cash says:
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    Hey, nice writeup like always. Would you trade Derrick Favors for Deron Williams and Ryan Anderson? 12 team h2h 9 cat. My team:

    G: Stephen Curry, Kyle Lowry, Elfrid Payton, Tim Hardaway Jr., Tyreke
    F: Wes matthews, Parsons, Jae Crowder, Bazemore, Leuer
    C: Brook Lopez, Favors

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @cash: Thanks man, thanks for reading! While you could use a little depth, nahhhh I would hold. I know Favors has been kinda blah, but I think maybe post ASB as he’s feeling healthier, he might get back to old Favors

  15. Drez1 says:
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    Ok, Noel or Nurkic in a dynasty, and how close do you have them? Got a guy trying to pry nurk off of me, but I told him I need a big back if I move him. He’s got Noel, but his injury history kinda scares me. Not sure how much I should add to sweeten the deal, or if I should just sit tight to see what happens at the trade deadline. Anyway, thanks again.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Drez1: Whewwwww. Close. I’d prob go Nurk, I still think there could be something big there. I think Noel is limited a bit by injury history and shooting/passing ability. I’d def sit tight – Nurk in a great situation could be huge

  16. What a Save! says:
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    With lin being out 3-5 weeks do you think Lavert is worth picking up over Monroe, Parsons, or kanter?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @What a Save!: Meehhhhh, I think I’d still rather have those 3 guys

  17. BILL BLAST says:
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    Mannnn. CP3 just got dropped…

    12 team H2H 15 roster deep league. I’m in 5th place. (6th, 7th, 8th close behind me)

    Wall. IT2. Hill. Seth
    Lebron. Gary Harris. Levert. Boganovic. Ersan.
    D. Howard. Turner. T. Chandler. Mason Plumlee. Monroe. Zubac…

    Should I grab CP3 having number 1 waiver priority ?
    Saric also just got dropped.

    What would you do here ?

    #RazzNation

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @BILL BLAST: Whoa, yeah rosters that deep, you absolutely have to add him. Use that waiver priority, I know it sucks to stash though. Would dropppp, Ersan I think? Maybe BoBo. Either one. #Yezzir!

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        @JB Gilpin: I’m thinking drop Zubac fro CP3

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @BILL BLAST: Yeah true, you do need to win now and have decent C… I just really like Zubac’s upside 🙂

  18. Not Your Average Joe says:
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    Yo JB! Are you ready for the entire country, except NE, to “rise up” and root for Natty Ice in two weeks? Or are you going to be a bitter Panthers fan and root for a meteor?

    Is Markieff a sell high player? Or does anyone think he can keep this up all season? I also have this bugaboo I can’t explain about having multiple players from the same team on my roster.

    (In other news, I just dropped James Johnson for Ersan because of that FG% and TOs, but I have a feeling those two will flop flop in value for the rest of the season. Not sure if RoLo will go back to making me want to drop Ersan for him. The RoLo blocks are nice but he seems to totally disappear everywhere else sometimes.)

    Team: Lowry, Conley, TyJo, Beal, Harris, Batum, Ersan, Markieff, Millsap, Zingis, Gobert

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Not Your Average Joe: Hahahaha, I like the meteor option 🙂 And yes, I will be rooting for those damn, dirty birds.

      I think a little bit of a sell high, sure. I dunno if people will pay up tho. Well throwing out those cats, yeah Ersan might be close, love my JJ for stocks/ast tho.

  19. RicoSuave says:
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    Great Job JB!

    12 team H2H points league… I got offered Ibaka for my Otto Porter Jr. what do you think?

    thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RicoSuave: Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. Seems pretty close. I think I’ll lean Porter so I would hold, very close tho

  20. James says:
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    Hey, guys!

    I have only one IR slot and Russel, Pau and Lin injured… 6th place right now, shoud I drop any of them?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @James: Absolutely drop Lin. I’d try my best to hold the other two, Russell should be back in hopefully a week

  21. dom says:
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    who do we like for a stream tonight between Bojan Bogdonavic, Caris LeVert (SA) Shumpert (@NOR) Waiters (GS) Monta Ellis (NY) Hardaway Jr (LAC) or Snell (HOU)

    Also, Caris has PF, SG eligibility on ESPN, but not SF? hmm

    thanks

    • dom says:
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      @dom: also, play Favors (OKC) or an active Ryan Anderson (@ MIL) tonight?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @dom: Ah crap, sorry I missed ya. Hectic as all day. I woulda def said Waiters. Hahahaha that’s ridiculous on Caris!

        I would prob stick with Favors

  22. slava says:
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    JB, what are your thoughts on Ingram in re-draft leagues for ROS? Before yesterday’s stinker (him and all of LA), he was showing flashes of his multi-cat potential. He’s been getting some big minutes lately, and he’s been looking more aggressive every game. I gotta think his second half potential is pretty enticing though the consistency won’t be there as a rookie.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @slava: Slim likes him a lot more than I do, I think his shot is still kinda ugly… Agree with your assessment though, looking more aggressive, and now getting run with no Russell will only help. If needing some wing steals, I think I’m good with adding him in 12ers, but not in 10ers

  23. Andrew says:
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    Who to start for the week?

    Garrett Temple or Monta Ellis?

    Both have 4 games this week. Who’s the better play?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Andrew: Ack sorry I’m late to the party, woulda gone Temple

  24. John says:
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    General thoughts please on areas to improve upon in my h2H, 12 teamer with 9cats. I have tried to backfill for CP3 but hard to do!

    Lowry, RJax, Mudiay, Smart
    Leonard, Porter, G Harris, Reke,Bogdan
    KAT, Jokic, Horford, Adams, Poison Goose
    IR: CP3

    Also, is Bogdan spot a streamer using the wire to find threes? (CJ, Ellington, Swaggy on the wire) or roll with him a bit? Gracias!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @John: Yeahhhhh def PG is what you need, I’d def hold Brogdon for right now. Luckily Jokic/KAT/Horford help w dimes. Actually looking really damn good more I’m looking at this… Wouldn’t shake up the bigs, maybe package Porter and like Mudiay to rid yourself of that for another PG?

  25. JJ says:
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    Who would you rather stash for playoff upside? Thanks!

    Lin, Simmons, Middleton, Dunn, Nurkic, Zubac?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JJ: I am leaning Middleton here, all things equal. Obviously if Nurk gets traded to a good situation, I love that, or if Rubio is moved for Dunn, but those are ifs right now, I usually don’t chase trades

  26. whatcha think? says:
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    Great write as usual ! JB so in my 12 team h2h daily league 3 bench spots, no IR, 4 add/drops a week. 9 cats we use FG%, FG, pts, FT%, 3’s, rbd, ast, stl, blk my team goes as follows

    Guards–tyler johnson, gary harris, tj mcdonnell, ray felton, schroder,

    Forward/center—ersan, draymond, horford, anthony davis, miles plumlee, derrick favors, david lee

    Center —– Robin Lopez

    who would you drop if any for MKG , nick young, nogueira, tony allen, evan turner , zaza, kris dunn,
    okafor, ben simmons, ty lawson…..

    i’m not even really sure who to use a streamer spot anymore. I feel every player I drop would be picked up which means they are valuable so I feel a little tied up. No one wants to make a 2 for 1 trade to free up space. They all want the better player for 2 guys just like I do. HELP lol thx JB as always !!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @whatcha think?: Thanks man, thanks for reading! Cool so RCL settings, minus IL… I like MKG the best of the group, mayyyybe would lose Ersan, but you kinda need his 3s… Rolo maybe can be a drop, you have good bigs… MKG would kinda be a lateral move. I think I’d hold tight, but next nice guard with dimes that becomes avail I might lose Rolo for them

  27. NameNotFound says:
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    Collison or Felton?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @NameNotFound: Right now Felton, ROS mayyybe lean Colly, but likely owning Felton actually…

  28. DT says:
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    what up guys!

    need some help in a 10 team 9 cat h2h league.

    debating between stashing middleton or picking up one or two of parsons, waiters, or Baze.

    bottom guys on the team I would consider dropping is levert, warren (hasn’t shown the consistency from beginning of year), gary harris, or felton?

    also have…

    curry, lowry, KCP, Griffin, Batum, Drummond, JV, Monroe, Dieng, Covington, Gibson.

    Your thoughts are greatly appreciated!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DT: Yeah I would prob lose LeVert – don’t trust the mins and DNP rest now is forboding a little… and yeah Warren can go, to get Waiters and prob Parsons. Kinda like stashing Middleton over Parsons or Waiters if you’re locked into a #1 or #2 seed tho!

  29. Beal Parmesean says:
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    Hey man think Pao Gasol worth the stash in a 12er? picked up D-Lee and already have CP3 on the IR
    Could just drop him. Ffantasy finals is 2nd to last week (week 22)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Beal Parmesean: Yeah I think so. Guessing only 1 IR spot? Yeah since it’s not a leg issue or something that should impact his fitness/wear and tear, I’d prob be stashing Gasol

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