Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t listen to country music…  I don’t listen to that emo we talked about last Friday anymore either… This is quickly turning into JB’s music blog (I’ll always shoot anyone some recommendations if you want rock/shoegaze/ambient stuff!  Flip side to Grey’s rapcoin!)…

Anyway, I googled The Band Perry, because well, I know that they’re something popular, and the first image looks like some hot chick standing in front of two of the Stark ninnies from Game of Thrones.  Which would be a pretty apt way to think about the Thunder a mere month ago.  Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook standing in front of some ninnies.  Don’t get me wrong, RJax and Lurch are some exciting young talent, but I preach da truff!  Then the injury bug swept the Thunder locker room more aggressively than Ebola media coverage (I would say just Ebola, but even THAT isn’t spreading as fast…), and everyone is hurt.  With all that offense recovering and enjoying painkiller prescriptions, somebody was bound to step up.  And why not the talented Perry Jones, who I compared in his first mention last year to James Johnson – multi-cat with 3s.  I knew the tags would help me!  Click on a player name on the bottom of the article there and you get every article that dude was mentioned…  Focus!  After that huge 32/7/3 breakout last Thursday night, encored it with 23/4/2/2/0 Saturday shooting 9-18 with three treys in a whopping 41 minutes.  While his rest of season outlook remains a little murky when the rest of Perry’s cast of Friends return, he’s an obvious must-add for the short term.  Another big week, and you can sell him faster than a Courtney Cox sitcom about boning cougars.  Here’s what else went down over the weekend in fantasy basketball action:

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist I was prepared to come into this article with a “I feel awesome through the first week of my calls/picks, and MKG looks legit for 12ers!”  Unfortunately whilst watching the Hornets, after an incredible start of 3-4 FG 6/3/0/1/1 in the first quarter, took a really hard fall and had to be helped up.  He stayed in the game (missing two FTs right after) for another minute or two, but then left and underwent a CT scan.  Turns out all he’s got is some bruised ribs, so it sounds like he should only miss a game or two.  Maybe you can wait on the add until the ribs get less tender, the opposite approach of babyback ribs.

Sebastian Telfair – After 11/7 in Westbrook emergency fill-in minutes, got an official start Saturday for 4/4/9/4/0.  Saucy!  Ty Lawson is like, “what, I had 7 turnovers?!  Not my fault my dribbles be bouncin’ off my kankles!”  Telfair shot only 1-10 though… Less saucy!  Reggie Jackson is traveling with the team for tonight’s game against the Nets, rearing Telfair useless if RJax plays.  Deron Williams is like, “Reggie, look out for all the banana peels here in Brooklyn, yo ankles ain’t safe!”

Courtney Lee – I was watching this Grizz/Pacers game, and worthless Roy Hibbert didn’t see Lee on the ground, and kneed the back of his head.  Lee had to be helped off the court, obviously very woozy and has a bad concussion.  He isn’t too high up on the fantasy radar, but it will mean a little more PT for a mix of Vince Carter, Quincy Pondexter and Beno Udrih.  The 71-point win against the Hornets Saturday is all you need to know about a Grizzlies’ committee.

Donald Sloan14.0/6.0/6.7 through the first three Pacers games.  It’s gonna be legit for a good while, as now Rodney Stuckey joins the swath of injured Pacers guards with another foot injury.  I loved Stuckey heading into the year, and his per-36 numbers were fantastic.  I think Vogel was playing him low minutes after suffering that first foot sprain in preseason, and they were forced to throw Stuckey out there before he was ready.  I’m dropping Stuckey in virtually all leagues, no way they let him play big minutes any time soon.  All of which bodes exceedingly well for Donnyboy.  The Human Torch was denied a bank Sloan!

Chris Copeland – Citizen Copeland!  Averaging 16 points and 3 treys a game after rocking six triples on Saturday.  Why you never have to draft threes!  Even if Copeland’s thinner dreadlocks and headband matting them down make him look a little bit like a shaggy dog… ThrAGNOF!

Derrick Rose – Here we go again, said not me.  I wasn’t gonna touch him!  Ankle sprain had him sit out Saturday, helping me to a 5-4 RCL win against Slim.  I call it, “The Kiss of the Rose!”  He actually sounds fine, and he said he could’ve played but opted to rest.  I could’ve played in the NBA too, but I decided to rest.

Tristan Thompson OOOOOOO M REEEEB!  In one of the more preposterous stats over the weekend, had 13 offensive boards off the bench.  Now he played 36 minutes, so it’s not like he was Windex out there (cleaning the glass?  If you have to explain it, it’s not funny JB!).  Meh, maybe worth the speculative add in OREB leagues, but past that, worthless.

Mike Dunleavy – Flirted with a triple double in this same game, for 14/9/8.  I’d rather own Thompson, so that’s all you need to know…

Giannis Antetokounmpo I’m floating the buy low offers.  After only 13 minutes on Saturday, I’m sure there’s some panic.  With a robust 10-team FA pool, maybe I would move on, but not past that.  Still had a 4/3/1/1/1 game in those 13 minutes, and I don’t buy O.J. Mayo at all, hammered home with his 1-7 shooting in this game with 5 fouls in under 20 minutes.  Jared Dudley is a milkdud, that’s for sure, but even if he starts there’s minutes for Giannis off the bench and they will come.

Tony Wroten – While the counting stats are great, he’s even a worse ratio killer than Michael Carter-Williams.  19.0/4.7/7.7 is awesome and all through 3, but 4.3 TO and a very high volume 56.7 FT% (5.7-10.0) makes him the Dwight Howard of PG.  Probably the best sell high in the game right now.

Brandon Knight Polar opposite.  He is a god amongst Bucks.  Awesome high volume FTs, flirts with trip-dubs every night – he’s incredible and if he’s even 75% at this pace ROS, my highest rank of him will be all I talk about with the grandkids one day…  Then they’ll be like, “shut the f up grandpa, we’re going hoverboarding!”

John Henson Showed us a glimpse of what he should be doing, but Jason Kidd is pulling his best Larry Drew impression. 6/7 with 6 swats on Halloween night… It’s spooky how they don’t use him!  Womp womp.  Kidd looks like a Jack O’ Lantern!  Much better… Henson was fairly useless in his other two games – I still think there’s a good shot he ends up having a good year, but tough to keep him rostered even in 12ers for the time being…

Alex Len – From one big I loved being ranked too high, to another that’s looking pretty good!  Look at that lonely ranker there…  Miles Plumlee got in foul trouble Friday night, giving Len 31 minutes of 10/11/1/0/1 ball shooting 4-6 and no TO.  Then back to a smaller role Saturday, but made it count for 4/3/2/0/5 in 18 minutes shooting 2-2, also with no giveaways.  He’s probably not quite in the 12er discussion unless you were in a dire need for swattage, but keeping my eye out.

Kawhi Leonard – Returned after missing the opener with Jose Saramago-syndrome, and still couldn’t see the basket shooting 0-5.  Hit the FTs though (6-6 = muscle memory) to go 6/8/1.  If there’s anyone absurd enough to sell low, I’m all for it.

Rudy Gay – Had as unbelievable a weekend as Bernie.  Well, I guess the opposite of that cuz he ain’t dead!  40/8/1/1/0 with three treys Friday then 25/7/6/1/1 last night in a surprise win for the Kings at the Clippers.  Helps when DeMarcus Cousins goes 34/17/5/0/3 with an astoundingly efficient 15-23 FG and 4-5 FT.  I’d imagine the two hum “anything you can do, I can do better!” back-and-forth, and that’s the key for the 2-1 Kings off wins against Portland and L.A.  Why I’m not an NBA coach, the world will never know…

Ramon Sessions – Here’s a call I’m way wrong on!  10, 10, then down to 9 minutes yesterday, of absolutely nothing.  Trade chip!  Indiana?  OKC?  Sac has a Ses for ya!

Spencer Hawes – Was dynamite yesterday afternoon for 17/4/1/1/1 and a trey, but was in by far his most minutes (23) as DeAndre Jordan had a little foul trouble.  Jordan’s yelling at this article like, “I’m trying to guard Cousins, ya nutcup JB!”  I think Hawes is this year’s James Johnson.  Which is a pretty rough indictment.  Wow, two comps to James Johnson today?!  Hawes is better, and his handlebar mustache he’s sporting right now is moustache-ride inducing, but he’s dependent on Jordan racking up the fouls and his numbers will only shine as per-36s…

Ed Davis No blocks the last two, but is at least 10/6 in all four games this year.  Pretty remarkable given foul trouble and inconsistent usage.  Averaging 12/6.8/1.3/1/1 on the young season, but the 70% FG percentage shines like a Lil’ Wayne front.  FT% shines like Austin Powers’ teeth, but hey, it’s low volume.  I’m moderately buying, rather him over Henson, and if you don’t need treys, rather him over Hawes.

Guess the Kobe Bryant line – 21/4/7 on Halloween night.  Guys, I really hate to do this, but I WIN!!!!!!!! Guessed 21/2/4; a lot of guesses were right in that neighborhood, but no one else got the points right on, so JB-bias!  Even though it wasn’t in contest, 28/6/1/2/0 with 7 TO shooting 12-28 Saturday night.  Kinda like your annoying kid brother playing as Kobe in 2K15.  We’ll be back with guesses for the Lakers game tomorrow!

Anthony Davis Through two, he’s averaging 28.5/16.0/1.5/2.5/6.0. Hahahahaha.

Tyreke Evans – Mini-Brow!  Well, not really, but proving me wrong that he’s still redonkulous even when Jrue Holiday is starting with him.  22/10/9/2/1 in a triple-double grazer after a 12/9/6 debut.  While it’s tough to not believe in, his injury history plus a seemingly high 19 shots on Saturday make him a sell high to me.

The Brandon Jennings vs. D.J. Augustin Quagmire – After outplaying BJ the first two games, DJ sees all sorts of pine for only 18:30 on Saturday night.  Meanwhile, BJ gets the run (36:20) in by far his best game of 18/2/9/1/0 shooting 6-14 despite missing all his treys (0-3), and still without a three pointer this year.  Ugh, you gotta hold BJ and hey, Mr. DJ, you can keep the music on the wire.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – Gotta hold out hope, even though he’s Buffy the Brick Layer out there.  3-10 on Saturday, and now a high-volume, horrific, haunted, holistic, horticultural, Horatio Hornblowing 26.2% from the field thus far.  He’s got a good shot though, hold em and don’t Gruffudd em.

Greg Monroe Looked really spry in his debut, kinda like that feeling you get after finally taking that pee you had to hold after pounding coffee on a long car ride.  18/11/3/1/0 shooting 7-12 (4-5 FT).  He’s awesome as a big, but has a leak in his game with the blocks.  Oh, the pee puns will be out all year.  Fuels Monroe’s fire!

Joe Johnson – What in the…?!  34/8/6 against the Pistons in that game, while Kevin Garnett was a mind-blowing 18/14/0/2/1.  It’s like you’re looking at your 2004 fantasy team all over again!  Stem cells… The answer is always stem cells…

Isaiah Canaan Patrick Beverley was outta commission Saturday, so AAA drove the Rockets O for 9/4/2/2/0 shooting a flat 3-11 (3-9 3PTM 0-2 FT).  What’d you’d expect from your backup, but PBev got a tune-up Sunday and might leave the garage tonight.  Worst themed blurb ever.  Cars, groundbreaking!

Kevin Martin – I said in a comment I thought Corey Brewer/Andrew Wiggns as a starting 2/3 was not nearly enough offense so KMart should be starting soon, and he started the next day!  Felt smart, and so did Coach Flip as the Wolves almost upset the Bulls behind KMart’s 33/7/2/0/0, four treys, and ridiculously awesome 11-11 FT (plus Ricky Rubio racked up a huge dimebag with 17 AST).  Everything you’d want from a KMart!  Be sure someone didn’t drop him in your league, as he was cut here and there with the injured DNP in the opener and bench role in game 2.

Thaddeus Young Had a scary neck injury Saturday night, but thankfully passed a concussion test.  If he misses any time, look for KMart to score, I dunno, a bajillion points.

Derrick Favors Whew-ee!  32/9/1/2/2 shooting 12-22 (8-9 FT) ripping apart the Suns Saturday.  Go Razzball favorite!

Enes Kanter – I ranked him too high, GD it!  And I hate him!  15:30 getting 4 fouls, and Trevor Booker continues to look like a much better player.  T-Book for 14/9/2/2/0 in 24 bench minutes that game, and looks like the better PTS/REB kinda big for the Jazz.  A guy to be adding in 16ers or deeper.

Goran Dragic If you play in any leagues with me and you’re scared, shoot me offers.  Buying low to da flo.

Klay Thompson Put up a 40-burger on the Lakers Saturday, with 41 Pts and 5 treys.  Playing great, with the points and treys… Still an uber-ThrAGNOF.

Dwyane Wade – 19/11/7 yesterday.  Those stem cells!

Shane Larkin – 27 minutes starting for the calf-ed up Jose Calderon for 9/2/5/2/0, and is averaging 4.3 AST and 2.7 STL through the first three.  Those 2 steals helped win me steals in a league this past week!  Great booster in those cats as a low-owned streamer until Jose CanPlay.

Lance Stephenson 14/9/8 in that same game against the Knicks, and seems to be a tripdub flirt every night.  Yes, uber-sexy, but shooting under 30%, hasn’t hit a 3 yet, and averaging 3 TO a game.  Might be a little sell-highish.

#OccupyDraymondGreen – While you should still occupy, maybe have a temporary housing arrangement like a teepee.  Did nearly have a rainbow last night (5/6/2/2/1) in 27 starting minutes, but shot 2-7, no treys, and 1-3 FT.  At least only 1 TO though, that’s been a bugaboo!  Three starts, and not the #ODG we had hoped… And David Lee should be back soon with a healed hammy.  Blah!

Rockets Centers – Dwight Howard and backup Tarik Black didn’t practice yesterday.  Why did this team waive Jeff Adrien again?  Moronic.

P.J. Tucker I’m not the biggest fan, but will return this week.  I think it makes Marcus Morris a drop more than anything else, but 14 teams or deeper might want to be sure P.J. is owned.

 

I hope everyone had a huge week 1, and get pumped for the first full week of action for the 2014-15 season!

  1. liz says:
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    hey.

    H2H, JLin or Kevmart?

    Lin looked he didn belong in nba in game vs warriors. he was clueless.

    Then theres vintage kmart..

    i was also high on lin this year.. but .. idon know man.

    your thought?

    thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @liz: Hey man! I think it depends on needs, but I’d probably KMart in a vacuum. If you really needed PG depth/AST/STL maybe Lin, but meh. Any time!

  2. DK says:
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    What do you think of a trade for Drummond for my Millsap or even combination of Monroe + friends? It will kill my FT even more worse than it is already. But will definitely bring my big men more in line.

    Guards: Curry, Lawson, MCW, Nelson, KCP Sloan
    Forwards: Terrence Jones, Draymond and Teletovic
    PF/C: Millsap, Gortat, Monroe, Henson

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DK: I still like Millsap more even though he’s been a little slow. I’d rather go the Monroe + stuff for Drummo

  3. decaf says:
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    Hi Razzball!

    I lost my 1st week of H2H because my top 3 PGs decided to punt their stats: Conley, Dragic, Walker. O_o

    I know it’s too early to panic, but the small sample size isn’t encouraging. Paul Millsap has also been… average, relative to how high we drafted him. Perry Jones is working out fine though, and here’s to hoping Reggie Jackson comes back to save my guard stats!

    Give me hope, JB! Haha.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @decaf: Haha, yeah too early man! Especially Dragic, I think he’s gonna be fine. Kemba… I warned the assists would be down but still liked him decently… Millsap is gonna be a beast for ya and Jones should be a monster for a month, you have more than hope you have a quality team my man!

  4. Anthony says:
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    Pick a side to roll with in a H2H please!

    Howard, Sanders, Mayo or Pau Gasol, Lin, and Asik?

    Thanks man!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Anthony: Im going Gasol side

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Anthony: Yeah I like Gasol side too, Mayo is worthless and I don’t want Dwight on any of my teams, even H2H. Any time!

  5. Hamtime says:
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    Few questions in my 14 team league:
    1. Dropped Mason plumlee and jr smith for demarre Carroll and trevor booker. Right move?
    2. Traded gallinari for pbev. Who wins?
    3. Is booker a better add than mcgee or hawes? Very worried about hawes and limited mins. Mcgee is intriguing but I feel booker will get the most run of the three. Mini milsap? Thoughts pls!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Hamtime: 1 – Plumlee I mighta tried to hold on to, but they’re all close. If you’re good in blocks upside, I’m good with Plumlee drop for Book.
      2 – Awesome, gimme PBev!
      3 – I like Booker over McGee unless you need BLK, since he doesn’t help there. I’d still lean Hawes though, i know the minutes are bad, but he hits the cats well still.

  6. LightSpeed says:
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    Trade help H2H 10 catg with (DD) daily league
    i get Ibaka i give pau Goasol, Collison, Knight

    im thinking of picking up DJ Augestin and OJ Mayo, is this a good trade for me? im losing alot of bench depth but im getting a first rd value player back. should i accept this deal???

    here is rest of my roster

    Carmelo Anthony, NY SF
    12 Kevin Love, Cle PF
    29 Kyrie Irving, Cle PG
    32 Nikola Vucevic, Orl C
    49 Victor Oladipo*, Orl SG
    52 Michael Carter-Williams*, Phi PG
    69 Pau Gasol, Chi PF
    72 Jeff Teague, Atl PG
    89 Larry Sanders, Mil C
    92 Darren Collison, Sac PG
    109 Brandon Knight, Mil PG
    112 Draymond Green, GS SF
    129 Timofey Mozgov, Den C
    132 Paul Pierce, Wsh SF
    149 KCP

    • LightSpeed says:
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      @LightSpeed: btw its 10 player league

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @LightSpeed: I would try countering with MCW and Gasol…maybe based on ranks hell think hes getting the better point guard over knight…(We all know that aint right)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @LightSpeed: While in a shallower league like 10-tea, I usually like getting the best player, but I am in love with Knight. I think it’s giving up a tad too much, and Augustin/Mayo are some rough replacements.

  7. Clay says:
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    16Team H2H with standard 8 cats + TO,

    Would you drop Hinrich or KCP for Roberson (OKC) or G.Temple (WAS)? Thanks in advance!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clay: KCP I’m definitely holding. The other two are worth adds, I think losing Hinrich for Roberson I would do given OKC’s depth issues. Any time!

  8. Joe says:
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    Father, behold your recalcitrant son! You’d advised me to put a $3-4 bid on Taj and a $1 backup bid on Bogut. But I saw Taj with his ankle and that Bulls frontcourt, and noticed Jordan Hill was hanging around and had risen in your rankings so I put the bid on him and voila. Should I have put it on Bogut instead? I feel like Bogut, when playing, will be a more consistent source of boards and rebounds, both of which I sorely need, but Hill will still get some of those while providing more all around contribution. What’s your take between Hill and Bogut ROS?

    9-cat, 10-team league. 3 keeper max with a penalty of “one round earlier.” The number in parenthesis is the round they were drafted. $100 FAAB.

    Conley (3), Holiday (6), MCW (8), IT2 (10), Mathews (5), ‘Melo (1), Durant (2), Noel (7), Gasol (4), Monroe (9), J.Hill (w)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Joe: Hello dear son! Haha. Yeah Taj with that ankle sucked-o, so yeah I like getting Hill. I think I’d take Hill ROS since I trust his health better, but if I had both and could only start 1 most nights, probably Bogut while healthy. So I think you made the safer/smarter move. Nice work!

      • Joe says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks! I could start both on any given night, I just don’t have the roster space to own both. I’m hoping Hill takes off now that he has the clear starting role, but yeah, Golden State’s new motion offense may put up historic numbers.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Joe: Yup GS looks good! I watched the end though, and Bogut had his elbow being checked out/worked on at the end. Harbinger of more injuries to come!

  9. Wutang says:
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    Hey JB, great roundup as always! wish you did this stuff on the weekends, think I need you every day!

    threw out a feeler offer on Kawhi and it got accepted…. not sure if I should be happy or not

    12 team, 9 cat + techs and triple doubs

    I get Kawhi and Dieng, he gets Kemba and Deng..

    did I mess up? rest of my team is

    Wall-E
    John Wall (Was – PG)
    Paul Millsap (Atl – PF,C)
    Al Horford (Atl – PF,C)
    Monta Ellis (Dal – PG,SG)
    Kemba Walker (Cha – PG) (drafted 55th)
    Michael Carter-Williams (Phi – PG)
    Luol Deng (Mia – SF,PF) (drafted 79th)
    Andrew Bogut (GS – C)
    Taj Gibson (Chi – PF,C)
    Brandon Knight (Mil – PG,SG)
    Spencer Hawes (LAC – PF,C)
    Donald Sloan
    Perry Jones

    • Wutang says:
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      @Wutang:
      also, i need a streamer spot.. wouldn’t mind picking up copeland for the THRAGNOF if ya know what i mean

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Wutang: Haha, while I really appreciate it, I need a weekend too! Haha.

        Swap of the Dengs! I like getting Kawhi there a ton. Kemba’s disappearing AST is a true trend, and you don’t really need whatever he gives ya there anyway. Yeah man, grab Citizen Copeland for those 3s, I def like it! I’d have no problem dropping Hawes for bigger 3s upside in a 12er/to stream that spot as ya go

        • Wutang says:
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          @JB Gilpin: hahahha I guess we all need a couple days!

          Glad you like that trade, I was stressed all day over it! And I’ll start using the hawes/Sloan spotsfor streams all week, got 8 moves a week!

          You’re the man! Dunno what I’d do without you guys

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Wutang: 8 moves = stream heavy my man!

            Appreciate it, glad to see ya and help!

  10. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    14 Team H2H
    11 CAT (Standard + FGM & FTM)

    Lillard, Lawson, Elfrid
    Knight, Pope
    Hayward, Butler
    Deng, Markieff, KG
    Al Jeff, Mozgov, Henson

    a) Pat Bev is on waivers. I’m #1 so I really don’t want to use it. But if he clears who should I drop for him?

    b) Others on the wire include:
    Tucker, Kanter, Hollis, Barnes, Neal, Booker

    Any moves to be made?

    Thanks!

    • J says:
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      @J: Also a question for another league if you don’t mind.

      Should I drop anyone for Alphabet?

      Lowest guys on the totem pole are MKG, Ed Davis, Nene.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @J: Def trying to grab PBev I would drop Garnett. Not trusting that big first game at all. Nah, none of those other guys excite me much, I would keep an eye on Booker but that’s about it.

        Yeah, def getting Giannis in league 2. Dropping… MKG probably since he might miss a couple games, even though I like MKG a lot.

        Any time man!

  11. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Brandon Knight = Beast…Nice call, was able to snag him in most of my leagues and now i smile every time i hear his name. If he keeps it up im going to have to come to work with an ice pack between my legs after his games.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Thanks man! Trust me, my crotchal area is getting worn out on most of my jeans too!

  12. Blint says:
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    Song recommendation please, I kinda like Goo Goo Dolls type of music!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Blint: You could go with Third Eye Blind, Better Than Ezra, or maybe Gin Blossoms… Although a little different, yet around the same time… Ween – Chocolate and Cheese.

      • Pete Nice

        Pete Nice says:
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        @Slim: @Blint: “Mister, would you please help my pony?” – Scott Brooks to Thunder team docs

        • Slim

          Slim says:
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          @Pete Nice: Reggie Jackson responds, “Hola my good friend. Cinco de Mayo’s on… Tuesday.”

          So it’s Monday and not Tuesday. Close enough.

      • Blint says:
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        @Slim:
        Slim nice to know you’re a closet Jazz fan 😀

        Like Third Eye Blind , haven’t heard the other two bands , thanks!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Blint: Hah, I don’t know the Goo Goo Dolls too much but they’re good!

      Try out the last Thrice album Major/Minor. A little harder, but bluesy rocky! Love Thrice

  13. RicoSuave says:
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    Great Job JB! Thanks for the great read!

    I need to pick up a C in my points league. my options are B. Wright, A. Len, Stoudemire, Dalembert or E. Davis?
    who should I pick up?
    Thanks and keep up the good work…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RicoSuave: Thanks so much man! I think I’m going Ed Davis, liking the consistency. Not buying Amare after that big game haha. Thanks again!

  14. Kandeepan. says:
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    I am in a 10 team Yahoo roto league. We are drafting tonight!!
    Any tips on adjustment to your rankings from preseason since the NBA has played a few games? Especially for players in the top 50?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kandeepan.: Nice! Well obviously the hurt guys fall (Westbrook mainly, also Oladipo). Durant is ranked high for H2H, so maybe round 2-3 is where I’d get him. Kemba is not diming at all, Dragic, while I still believe, is falling. Brandon Knight would probably make my top 50. Hope that helps, good luck tonight!

      • Kandeepan. says:
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        @JB Gilpin: woulld you move Brandon knight ahead of Jose Calderon, Jeff Teague and Deron Williams?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Kandeepan.: Yup to all 3! Sorry if I got to ya too late

  15. Manshi says:
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    Should I trade Terrence Jones Isaiah Thomas and Taj Gibson for Kawhi and Giannis?

    MY TEAM: 14 Team H2H League 9 Standard Categories (Daily Lineup)

    PG- Ty Lawson, Goran Dragic(SG), MCW, Isaiah Thomas

    SG- Eric Gordon

    SF- Nicolas Batum(SG), Chandler Parsons, MKG

    PF- Jared Sullinger, Terrence Jones, Taj Gibson

    C- Roy Hibbert, Jonas Valanciunas

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Manshi: Whewwww, love Jones… And Giannis is slipping… But yeah I’d have to do that to get Kawhi, pretty clearly the only elite guy in the deal

  16. Clay says:
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    Hey JB,

    For some reason my earlier post didn’t get posted (I think). 16-team H2H, standard 9 cats.

    PG: Jrue Holiday, D. Collison, N.Cole
    SG: G.Hayward, KCP, Hinrich (I use him here instead of as PG)
    SF: T. Harris, Perry Jones (thanks for the advice!)
    PF: Love, Jordan Hill, KGarnett
    C: M.Gasol, Asik

    Drop any of N.Cole/Hinrich/KCP for Roberson/G.Temple/Larkin? Thanks in advance!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Clay: Sorry about that! yeah it’s a spam filter, and the first comment for someone has to be approved or else bots would invade the messages. I think I’d stick with only the Hinrich move. Any time man!

  17. hamtime says:
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    Please rank who you would own based on production for the rest of the season for both 14 and 16 team leagues: Len, Mcgee, Hawes, Mason Plumlee, Gobert

    • Mike says:
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      @hamtime: I liked Hawes, Plumlee and Gobert before the season started and Plumlee with playing time has been very disappointing, Gobert isn’t getting much playing time and Hawes has had one good game. Mcgee gets hurt to much and has shown only blocks, Len doesn’t have a starting job I would go after Booker who is not on your list but might be available. If not available I would go after Hawes.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @hamtime: Hawes, Mason, Len, Gobert, McGee. I agree with Mike above, Hawes is showing he still has it, PLumlee still has the upside, but liking Len too since they’re playing him already

  18. Neil says:
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    I’m in a H2H Points league where we get 1 pt/point, 1.5/rebound, 2/assist, 2/block and 2/steal. No% or 3pointers or categories. We also go on per game average instead of total point for the week. Trying to decide between Jordan Hill or Perry Jones or Nerlens Noel for my 2nd flex spot. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Neil: Man… The easy answer is Noel, but ya know, I’ll go bold and take Perry jones this week. Any time!

  19. SMLV1 says:
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    Drop Kanter for wright or garnett?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @SMLV1: Ehhhh, nah I probably wouldn’t for either, don’t really like all 3

  20. Aiden says:
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    Hey I was waiting for your post the whole weekend.
    Lost my first week matchup urggg. oh well,
    I am In a 14team H2H each cat league. My team has:

    Anthony Davis
    Al Horford
    Trevor Ariza
    Pau Gasol
    Ryan Anderson
    Gorgui Dieng
    Rudy Gobert
    Goran Dragic
    Brandon Knight
    Jammer Nelson
    Manu Ginobli
    Donald Sloan
    Andre Iguodala

    Would you drop anyone and who would you pick up instead?

    People you seemed to like in the post are already picked up over the weekend(T. Booker, Copeland, Larkin)

    Currently, on the waiver wire are Enes Kanter, Stoudemire, Tristan Thompson, P.J. Tucker, Sebastian Telfair, Caron Butler, Devin Harris, etc.

    Thank you!!!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Aiden: Sorry to hear that man! Glad you stopped by!

      Gobert/Ginobili are the only iffy guys on your roster… No one on the wire is really that interesting though either, I think I’m standing pat.

      While I do the recaps M-F, you can always ask questions over the weekend and I’ll try to help if I haven’t had too many beers! haha

  21. Boom Shakalaka says:
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    What do you think of me trading Tyreke Evans for Victor Oladipo? Is it too soon to think about playoff schedula… I missed out on Vucevic thinking that way!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Boom Shakalaka: Never too soon to “think” about playoff schedule, but I dunno if it impacts me too much right now. While I love Oladipo nd think when he’s healthy he’ll be better than Reke, I dunno, I might still have to hold Tyreke after this big start

  22. m1chael says:
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    Yo JB,

    Bogut was dropped last night and I’m in need of a center. If I could get him once waiver clears should I drop E. Davis or S. Adams?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @m1chael: Yup def grabbing him, dunno why he was dropped! Losing… I think Davis, but I like all 3

  23. CA says:
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    I have Miles Plumlee and Kanter in my 14 team H2H dynasty league and Tiago Splitter is a FA. Should I make the move and drop Plumlee or Kanter for Splitter?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @CA: Nahhhh, I think I would hold

  24. Rhirano says:
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    I’m in need of some pg help as right now I’ve got Lowry, Lin, and Burke. Would you suggest a drop of Lin or Burke for Sloan? I’ve also got Giannis, who has been kinda underwhelming.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Rhirano: Since you need PG, I don’t really wanna drop anyone of those guys… Any other big men to drop for Sloan?

      • Rhirano says:
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        @JB Gilpin: The other bigs Ive got are pretty solid. My roster right now is
        Lowry
        Stephenson
        Lebron
        Marc Gasol
        Faried
        Lin
        Sullinger
        Jeff Green
        Giannis
        Duncan
        Oladipo
        Burke
        Tyson Chandler

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Rhirano: Eesh, yeah Sloan should be owned though… I think I’d drop Burke but it’s a tough drop

  25. NimsheyPOBlo says:
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    Thanks for keeping the good stuff coming!

    Still buying Drag? Who’s more valuable in points league this season, MCW or Dragic?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @NimsheyPOBlo: Thanks man! Yeah still like Dragic, hoping to buy low… I’ll narrowly stick with Dragic (TO and missed FG are negative pts in your format right?) but getting close.

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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah, -0.2 for TO and -0.1 MFG. I got pretty risky at draft and took Durant, MCW and George Hill. Only start 5 guys and right now Hollis Thompson and Aaron Afflalo are my 2 starting Gs. Favors, Horford and Tobias my other starters. Needless to say, I went 0-3 in Week 1. Don’t want to fall too far back while waiting for Durant, so thinking of offering MCW for ‘The Dragon’

        • JB Gilpin

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          @NimsheyPOBlo: Yeah i think it’s a solid offer and helps you with a healthy guy now, all for it!

  26. Ron McBuckets says:
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    Rank these dudes for production this week in 8-cat? DJ (3gms), Dieng (3), or A.Brooks (4)? Also, curious what % of your FAAB would you have spent on Perry Jones? Thanks in advance, JB!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Ron McBuckets: I’d go Dieng, DJ, Brooks, Rose should be back early this week. Standard $100 FAAB? While his output should be top heavy while all the Thunder are hurt, I’d go $10-$12 or so. Not breaking the bank, but solid bid

  27. Dirk's Digglers says:
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    start Mason Plumlee or Giannis this week … I’m thinking Mason will still get some minutes even with Brook back and don’t like Milwaukee’s schedule this week???

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dirk’s Digglers: I’m gonna roll the dice with Giannis, 4 games with yeah, tough ones vs. CHI/MEM, but he isn’t for the O he’s for the defensive stats

  28. Nikko Respeto says:
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    I feel like by the end of the year, Im gonna go crazy. I have ANOTHER trade offer. My Wall, Derozan and Aldridge for his Lowry, Nikola Vucevic, and Blake Griffin. I LOVE Wall. But, I feel like this could benefit me. I mean, my PGs would be: Lowry, Brandon Knight and Jeff Teague. and My big men would be: Sullinger, Olynyk, Drummond, Vucevic, Griffin, Ed Davis and STAT. The only problem i see is my SG eligible players are only JR Smith and Brandon Knight. I could trade for one though. What do you think? Same H2H pts league.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Nikko Respeto: Hahaha, people in your league dealing like mad! Yeah all 3 you get should be top 25ish I think in Pts, I think I’d take that one

  29. Know One says:
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    What’s up guys? Can you please rank these players? (9-cats H2H) – Henson, Adams, Mason Plumlee, Len, Frye

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Know One: Depends on needs, I’d take Adams first unless needed threes then Frye. Followed by Henson, Plum, Len. Any time!

  30. Clos says:
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    Jb read your stuff everyday since last year.. Love it
    What do you think about dropping hawes for Copeland?
    10 team h2h
    Lowry
    Elfrid
    B knight
    Jrue
    KCP
    Terrance Jones
    Hawes
    Cousins
    Favors
    Marc gasol
    Draymond green
    Aldridge
    Markeif

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Clos: Thanks so much man! Yeah someone else asked that too I think, totally good with that going for a little more 3s upside, which it looks like your team needs. But I’d be willing to stream that spot as well if Copeland goes cold

  31. miles proudfoot. says:
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    Hey man. I have some PG injuries. George Hill and Calderon. Keep eithr of them? Jennings and Sloan are on the wire. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @miles proudfoot.: Yeah I’d def grab one… Might be unpopular, but I really hate Jennings, probably Sloan for me.

  32. Joe Johnson says:
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    In 8-category ESPN league, would you trade
    A) Gortat and Knight for Bledsoe
    B) Gortat and Afflalo for Bledsoe
    C) Those are both idiotic trades

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe Johnson: Well 8-cat makes me like Bledsore more… A I don’t like, B I do like though, so def not C! If you have big man depth, I love B

  33. DK says:
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    Thanks for the info always, JB. Nelson seems to be losing his position to Harris as his seems to be doing much better, and today even more minutes than Nelson. How much are you holding on to him?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @DK: I’m out on Nelson… Unfortunate… article coming out here in a sec will express that too. Really picking up any sort of replacement.

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