Wow, big upset last night as the Pistons beat the Gizz 105-95.  I had “Grizz” typoed but laughed too hard to fix it…

And leading the way in running the Gizz out of Detroit was Reggie Jackson‘s Goromotaro!  Well, not really, 20/20 in Pts/Dimes doesn’t have an official Razzball name…  20 dimes is a double dimebag though!  Wait, no one gets those, it goes up to a quarter…  Can’t really complain that R-Jax didn’t get to 25 assists, but yeah, focus JB!  I wonder what could’ve flared up my ADD!

With my boyfriend Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hitting so many shots (not doing much else though in a 24/0/1/0/0 line), making 10-16 FG and scoring 16 Pts in the 3rd quarter, R-Jax piled up a ton of dimes on jumpers.  In the 3rd alone he had 6 dimes on 20+ foot FGM – 4 to KCP.  Helps when your fellow shooters are hot!  Just ask Stephen Curry how his season is going…  R-Jax has certainly had his ups and downs, and didn’t even have a single assist against the Jazz on Saturday!  I wanna say it was all due to Rudy Gobert, but if he was D-ing up R-Jax then Dante Exum would be on Andre Drummond!  I’m not depending on high-volume dimes here on out, but when R-Jax is in his lows, remember he was a pickup for a lot of his owners. So just thank your lucky stars for last night and enjoy the wave without putting the R-Jax on the pedestal, the underlining message from The 40-Year-Old Virgin.  Or else you let the Gizz win!  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy basketball action:

Marc Gasol Whoa, tried to stiff arm Drummo on a full court break and eventually fouled out!  Someone had some cervesas for St. Patty’s in the pregame… Gasol going coast to coast and giving the stiffy was like watching an O lineman in the NFL combine after taking Viagra!  Eh, he still had a great 17/11/6/1/1 game.  With a 3PTM in there!  Whaaaa????  Told you he was drunk!

Beno Udrih – With R-Jax going 20/20, you think the Grizz missed Mike Conley?!  Decent enough line for deepers from Udrih for 9/4/9/0/1 and a trey, but his defense was Ewwwwwwwwwwwdrih!  I’ll be here all night folks!

Tony Allen – At only 17% owned, I feel like ol’ bones T-Money is going under appreciated.  9/5/0/3/0 with a trey last night, boosting on that 2.0 SPG this year.  His low-volume FT% is a little bit of a black eye, but a G with good FG%, Reb and Stl could help a ton of team builds.

Anthony Tolliver Damn bad players having good games against me in the REL!  15/7/0/1/0 with 4 treys in the start last night.  The Pistons went small with no Greg Monroe, and I’m shocked Tolliver/Caron Butler/Tayshaun Prince did enough to keep Zach Randolph from going ham.  Moose is expected to play tonight, so no ThrAGNOFfin from Tolly.

Alexey Shved – What in the wide world of sports?!  The Poppycockers knocking off the Spurs in OT?!  This beats any cinderella story that could ever happen in the NCAA Tourney!  Speaking of, if you missed it in the open yesterday you can still hop into the Razzball Bracket Pool where the winner gets a spot in the Razzball Elite League.  Shved for 21/3/7/3/0 and a trey, and yeah, definitely must own.  Find a way!

Langston Galloway Was hot for 10-18 FG (2-5 3PTM) 22/4/4/1/0.  Played an OT-aided 48 minutes and by far his best in a while.  Eh, need to see a trend.

Louis Amundson – Well, the fringy big man stats went to Sweet Lou 2 and not Cole Aldrich, that’s for sure!  12/17/2/0/2 in an absurd game in 31 minutes, but hits the TO hard (3) and is awful at the stripe (2-4).  But as a deep league guy to keep on your watch list for boards and blocks?  Ehhhhhh?  Wait, he’s not Canadian…

Manu Ginobili – I didn’t mention over the weekend he had a bad kankle, and will miss 7-10 days.  Obviously the heart and soul of that Spurs team!  Still shocked they lost…  Spurs only making 3-14 treys will do that!

Michael Carter-Williams Back from the kankle, and look at that!  No TO!  And a near rainbow!  Drop the confetti!  Oh, but only 6/2/4/1/2 hitting 2-12 from the field…

Khris Middleton Damn, sure played like Middleboob last night!  The Duchess Kate Middletit for 4/4/2/0/1 hitting only 2-14 from the field and committing 4 TO.  I blame the creepy Pelicans mascot!  Maybe Tyreke Evans put on some war paint to look just like it.

Quincy Pondexter Ya know, Slim hates the Lone Ranger but sometimes he can hit some buckets!  And do a little bit of e’rythang!  18/7/2 last night with 5 treys, and before last night’s deep league usable line, since February he’s 8.8/2.5/1.7/0.3/0.6 with 1.4 3PTM a game in 19 games with under a TO per, all of which will go up after last night.  I’m not saying he’s 12er must-own at all, but he’s turning into a G Patrick Patterson minus a few boards.

Omer Asik What a weird game, Q-Pon takes 13 shots, Asik nearly goes rainbow for 16/11/3/1/2 and Anthony Davis shoots only 6-18 for a “pedestrian” 20/12/4/1/3 line.  And they only scored 85 and won by one!  Well, only 10 bench points on 3-17 bench shooting will do that (cough, Norris Cole sucks, cough!).

Victor Oladipo You friggin’ kidding me?!  VO makes my pre-season rank look dumb (well, beofre he broke his face), then steps up when I say he’s a sell-high, then scores only 29 when I need him for 30!!!!!!  You’re dead to me, Dipo, RainbOladipo is now DEADODIPO!  At least Slim’s middleboob only scored 4…

Tobias Harris Ughhhhh, another night another kankle…  Tried to play in the 2nd half after hurting it in the 1st, but couldn’t get through it.  On top of the Magic’s bad playoff sched, now we got kankles!  Rough ending for T-Hair.

Donatas Motiejunas Played pretty well last night (understatement!) for 23/7/4 with a couple of treys, and things are going to get mad muddy when Dwight Howard gets back.  Dwight is still 10-14 days out, but that means he could crash the D-Mo or T-Jones train in the finals.  What a schlub that Howard!  Not Superman, Schlubman!

Corey Brewer – Man, he’s an under-the-radar move of the year regarding mid-season trades.  13/13/3/1/0 with a trey.  Maybe it’s a sign my Milwaukee Brewers are gonna be ballin’ too!

Kemba Walker Still wallowing on the bench with only 24 minutes, but playing aggressive with the 7-8 FT.  15/3/2/1/0 with 3 TO, and kinda as I warned, it’s still Mo Williams starting and facilitating!  The ageless Mo for 18/4/8/1/0 in 35 minutes.  Maybe my cold shoulders to Kemba stashes won’t look so wrong!  Even if Kemba is still playing just well enough for must-owndom with upside…

Al Jefferson – Second game back from that scary sounding calf pop, and was solid for 21/6/2/0/1 hitting 9-19 FG.  Man, a vet big coming off an injury and having to face Rudy Gobert and DeAndre Jordan in back-to-back games right away?!  No thank you!

Matt Barnes – Sat with hamstring soreness, I’m guessing because he got a big tattoo on it.  No real winners if the hammy issue persists, even if the NBA’s worst player Nate Robinson can upchuck 12 points a night like yesterday.  He’s worse than Rolo!  That’s how deep the hate goes!

 

Streamers/Cheap Daily League Picks:

Zaza Pachulia (13% owned) – The ownership percent is staggering to me!  He’s got dubdubs in 3 of the past 4, 17-18 FT in that stretch and usually chips in a few dimes.  Sure the blocks aren’t really there and he’s a jump shooter which hurts FG%, but this is the night to use him against the Spurs.  Look what Sweet Lou 2 did!

Justin Holiday (5% owned) – With Klay Thompson down at least a week, a lot of commenters asked about Holiday as an add over options I liked better, but for tonight as a stream, I think he’s worth a twirl if you need some Pts/ThrAGNOF upside.

 

I hope two days in to your H2H Week 1 playoff matchups you’re all crushing it, and we’ll see you tomorrow Razzball Nation!

  1. Lasandro says:
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    Zaza, Omer, B Wright (with Len out), J Hill or Adams for solid dub dub potential? Asik with a great strong of games so far

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Tonight I def like Zaza. ROS I’ll lean Hill but he’s very meh

  2. Dante Green says:
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    As the season drawing to a close I just can’t help but ask myself ‘what if I didn’t draft KD-fuck*d-up-foot in the 2nd rd? What if I drafted guys like Millsap, Horford or Leonard instead? What if I didn’t hold onto him in the beginning of the season and rather accepted trade offers that came my way? Like I said before, I knew what I signed up for when I drafted him that he was going to miss the first couple of months… But what had transpired when he came back, all the trouble, that I never have anticipated… Out of OKC’s 67 games, he’s managed to only play 27… OK the first 17 missed games were expected so that’s 44, 44 out of 67… Those who drafted him early must be shaking their heads and I’m prettt sure it has cost them their hopes of becoming fantasy champs!

    And last week news came out that he’s close to returning and I was like ‘mehh. OK’ I have managed to stay alive without any help from him and I do hope he stays sidelined so OKC gets to a losing streak! That should increase my Suns’ chances of making it the playoffs. Lol

    Dangggg I just needed to let that out man, anyway thanks man if you read all this, hah

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Yup I got KD in my 2nd RCL league and it didn’t make the playoffs. Yikes.

      Hah I dunno if your Suns are gonna do it! Need Knight back man… Of course I read it all! Commenters are what make Razzball Razzball!

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        @JB Gilpin: yea man, it just sucks! Pisses the shit out of me man. Lol I’ll let u know if I’m able to bring home the title(with a wasted 2nd rd pick). Thanks man!!

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dante Green: You can bring home that bacon!

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    I’ll be dropping Tobias to do some streaming in a tight week. Would you rather pick up Foye or Jameer for their next two games?

    Both are similar, in need of 3s, points, assists, steals

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jcg: I’d lean Foye, if Nelson were to start two games he’d certainly be my pick but Lawson will surely play one of them

  4. Guile says:
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    Would you drop Aaron Brooks, MCW, or Rubio for Shved? I’m in the first round of playoffs (it lasts for 2 weeks). I feel like I need to start making moves…so far my opponent has a better schedule/more guys playing

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Guile: Man, yeah I think I’m dropping Brooks. Gives you one extra game and I think I like Shved more 1-to-1 anyway

  5. Tony C says:
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    Hey JB yesterday I asked you about adding Kyle Korver from waivers but Isaiah Thomas has also been dropped. Which player would you prefer as a waiver priority for next week’s games and beyond? Serge Ibaka will be dropped but if I can get both I would also drop either Stevan Adams or Covington. Since I need a big it just might be Covington that goes. Thanks for advice man!

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      @Tony C: OH man that’s a good one. I think I’ll go Korver,although certainly seems like both could linger far into next week. I don’t think I’d grab both though, I think only doing Ibaka for Korver still. Any time!

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        JB I’m a little surprised about rating Korver over IT2 only because Atlanta may have homecourt wrapped up soon enough and the starters will get rest down the stretch while the Celtics are pushing hard to make the playoffs and IT2 is a vital cog to their success. Just a thought.

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          @Tony C: I’m worried that IT2 has gone through two reports of “at least 3 more games” and the fact he’s of the bench means he’ll come along slowly

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            That’s a good point and the C’s have actually been winning lately without Isaiah available.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Tony C: Yup, they lost tonight but looked good vs. OKC. Olynyk bringing some O finally doesn’t help any IT2 rush

  6. B-rad says:
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    Looking for your favorite 3 low end bigs to own out of this group: Zaza, wright, nurkic, asik, tyler zeller, lou Amundson (lol).

    Just looking for solid big man stats like fg/reb/blk that won’t hurt PCT/TO. 12 team 9 cat.

    I own zaza, asik and nurkic at the moment. I’m kind of worried about nurkic and feel wright is the better player to own. Thoughts?

    Thank you!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @B-rad: Lol indeed for Lou! I mean, not really, numbers have been good! I’d take Wright Nurk Zeller. Asik can hurt FT and Zaza doesn’t have good FG BLK for your needs.

      I’m worried about Nurk too, but certainly has the most upside.

      ANy time!

  7. dom says:
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    do you see Kate Middleton bouncing back tonight from that 2 for 14 performance?

    After focusing on other cats nearly the entire year in roto, I suddenly need points to hold off the 2nd place team. Does Drummond score more than Whiteside tonight?

    How do you feel about these guys scoring for tomorrow: Jordan Clarkson, Wilson Chandler, Corey Brewer, Langston Galloway?

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      @dom: CJ Miles or D Carrol tonight? thanks!

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @dom: Yeah I don’t see why not, even if a tough matchup against probably an angry Spurs team. Yeah I’d lean Drummo for more Pts.

        Kinda shocking, but leaning Galloway actually for tomo. Would go Clarkson if not against the juggernaut D of Jazz right now.

        I’ll go Carroll for tonight. Any time!

  8. lonestar says:
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    what am i doing with robert covington?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @lonestar: Ugh. 12ers he can prob go

  9. Tsilaeri says:
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    What a hell of a season!!!
    Below is my initial draft picks

    1. (10) Kevin Durant (OKC – SF,PF) – Still INJ
    2. (11) Serge Ibaka (OKC – PF,C) – INJ, dropped
    3. (30) Nikola Vucevic (Orl – PF,C) – ONLY ONE HEALTHY
    4. (31) Mike Conley (Mem – PG) – Still INJ
    5. (50) Ricky Rubio (Min – PG) – dropped in wk 1 and someone else took him
    6. (51) Jrue Holiday (NO – PG) – INJ, dropped
    7. (70) Jose Calderon (NY – PG) – INJ, dropped
    8. (71) Darren Collison (Sac – PG) – INJ, dropped
    9. (90) Brandon Knight (Pho – PG,SG) – INJ
    10. (91) Luol Deng (Mia – SF,PF)
    11. (110) Jordan Hill (LAL – PF,C)
    12. (111) Spencer Hawes (LAC – PF,C) – dropped
    13. (130) Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Det – SG) – dropped

    And guess what?
    I won the regular season HA!
    Aided by Razzball, JB’s streamer picks & 45 add/drops
    (Picked up IT3, Mo-will, JClarkson, Mirotic, Nurkic, Shved)
    Really thanks a lot man.

    And nawww…
    Hopefully KD, Conley, BKnight, IT3 comes back before my playoff bye ends…

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      @Tsilaeri:
      I lied.
      Dropped Rubio Wk2…

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Tsilaeri: Dayum! Nice work man! Glad we could help you through the dark times of this season haha.

        Knight I’m shocked has anything encouraging at all. I def need him too!

  10. slimbo says:
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    Drop Justin hamilton or stuckey for adams?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @slimbo: Nah I don’t think I’d do either, still not 100% invested in his minutes/effectiveness/staying out of foul trouble

  11. Lasandro says:
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    14 cat roto. Coming down to getting the most games played outta my guys.

    Been offered Drummond and Wade for my Pau and kawhi. Now had this been during the season, I wouldn’t ever have sold kawhi for this but MIA has a better ROS schedule and surely Wade would play all if not 90% of these games yes? Pau is a beast but Drummond has 1 or 2 games more than him with DET. Should I ask for a lil more? I do need an upgrade in brds and I’ll lose some here but guys like Asik, Hamilton, taj, Zaza, Hill and Adams are on the wire so perhaps I could drop mirotic later on and stream for brds?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Yeah I think you need more, sure if Wade stays healthy he should play that much, but one wrong hammy pull and it’s no bueno. I think I’m holding and yeah holding Miro right now too, just too good

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