I’ve got the ring in the cake.  The scoreboard operator has got it cued up for the 2nd quarter under-8 timeout.  The plane with some really carcinogenic toxins is ready to pollute the atmosphere in a “Will U Marry Me?” loopy smokestream.

An unsung contributor this year, DeMarre Carroll racked up another under-the-radar line last night for 14 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 3PTM, and a partridge in a pear tree!  No TO, and other than blocks really hits all the Silver Bells and whistles.  Hitting a career best 1.6 treys a game, it’s a Christmas miracle his FG% is at 46%.  The dimes don’t do much either, but there’s no reason not to to Sleigh Ride him while he’s hitting most of the cats this hard.  Even a Silent Night or two won’t scare me away, and at only 61% ownership in Yahoo, I feel like there’s still a lot of leagues where he could bring Joy to the World.  So sing a holiday carol for DeMarre, and even though nothing is too sexy, I felt like I needed Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (full disclosure, I had to look up a list of Christmas songs for this bit, I’m such a Grinch).  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy basketball:

C.J. Miles Ummmmm, wtf mate!?  How Slim or I didn’t think of Miles going off for 30 is beyond me…  30/4/2 with 7 treys, erstwhile making only 1-4 FT.  Move to behind the arc for FTs, C.J.!  Before last night, Miles was shooting 29% from the field and 23.8% from downtown.  It wasn’t the regression fairies, but the progression fairies!

Lavoy Allen Three straight days this week we’ve seen bad teams bench their starters and run the second-unit down the stretch, and last night twas the Pacers trying to catch the Clip.  David West took a big hit as did Solomon Hill, with the big beneficiary a huge game from Allen, as Roy Hibbert also slogged through some foul issues.  14/13/2 for ya boy, Lavoy, shooting 7-11 in 36 minutes.  Luis Scola also posted a nice dubdub (12/14), but I think Allen gets good PT for a while, especially with Ian Mahinmi out.

Rodney Stuckey – Even with a heavy dose of the second unit, Stuckey still got 32 minutes for 10/2/6/1/0.  It’s a lower ceiling than when I board a small airplane, but it’s getting the job done.

Chris Paul 17/8/15.  He can torch anyone, but a point-less Pacers team makes it easier!

Kyle O’Quinn Even though his FG% sucked KOQ, 10/6/4/1/2 in a near-rainbow with no TO.  Chipped in a trey!  I’m so happy with this start, I could shower myself in whisky.  Nikola Vucevic was a game-time call, then out with his bad back, so don’t be beholden to O’Quinn for too much longer.

Elfrid Payton Well, looking like he can come off the Shelfrid in some leagues!  29 minutes for 12/6/4/1/0 shooting 6-15 and only a single TO.  His sub-50% FT shooting is worth some time back on the Shelfrid though!  And in this new bench role, the assists seem capped in the 4-6 range, which is fine and all, but he really kills your %s (sub-40 FG% as well) if you needed an extra PG.

Nene Missed a game, but back last night for a decent 21 bench minutes of 12/6/1/0/1 shooting 6-8.  Meh, I’m still holding Kris Humphries over him.

Rajon Rondo Tripdub again!  So his last three games go tripdub, 21 minutes of nothing and getting benched, then another tripdub… Oh, you sly, smiley cutey you…  12/10/10 last night in one of the boringest triple-doubles ever, but you still likey!

Kelly Olynyk vs. Tyler Zeller Ugh, neither is any good for ya right now.  At least, on any consistent game-to-game basis.  Killed two C with one stone right there!

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist The statline is a little boring, but in his 19 minutes of 9/6/0/0/0 looked really good and hit all 3 FT.  Had a funky euro step and-one, a layup barely rimmed out on a nasty penetration in transition, and he had another and-one called correctly by the ref right next to it, but the other one on the other side of the court called a charge and they ruled disputing calls makes it a jump ball.  Awful officiating this game.  All of this to say, MKG looked great and should ease his way into 30 minutes with the energy he brings, especially compared to the low amount of hair Gerald Henderson brings…

Michael Carter-Williams Near quaddub!  8/10/9/0/2.  That’s only 3!  Then add the 9 TO.  Wowser!  Yesterday, I mentioned how Memphis had 5 team TO in their win… Just for a fun little comparison there.  At least he stayed off the FT line!

K.J. McDaniels Kamikaze Juice!  Shot only 3-11 (1-7 from deep), but yet another rainbow for 10/4/2/2/2.  Give the Kansas Juice more than 23 minutes, Brown!

Robert Covington Another usable game, going 9/5/0/1/1, but 3 TO and 3-11 shooting.  Tony Wroten will still shake-up the minutes a tad, and who knows what…

Brandon Davies – …an actual trade could do?!  Yes, there’s a trade already!  Sixers get Andrei Kirilenko to… I dunno, drink vodka? And Davies head to the Nets.  Which is ironic, since he won’t be putting many basketballs in those…

Al Horford Hopefully you read earlier this week, where after his big line Monday night I said sell high!  11/7/1/1/0 last night, as he returns to blah.  “…and I’m not your blah!”

Kevin Garnett – Sustained a foot injury, but X-Rays were negative.  In that he has no bones left in his feet…

Mason Plumlee Gee willikers, how can someone be so bad all the sudden?!  5/8/2/0/3 is usable and all, but 3 TO, shot 3-11 FG, shot 2-5 FT, and fouled out in 28 minutes.  Professor Plumlee was killed by – fantasy owners, on the internet, with their trolling.  With KG now joining Rolo at the hospice, Plumlee is still gonna get minutes for those blocks.

Taj Gibson “Start me more often, Tibs!”  31 minutes for 11/10/3/0/6 shooting 5-9.  I only had Taj in one league, and glad I held strong through his kankle!  Joakim Noah has his own kankle, so there could be a couple more starts coming for the Gibby.

Nikola Mirotic With no Noah, Mirotic is going to get that usable run, even though he was only 10/6/1/0/1 in 21 minutes last night.  No-minutes-Mirotic, now back to some-minutes-Mirotic!

Monta Ellis – Well, so long for that elbow issue!  Scored 13 Pts in the final 5 minutes ending up with a 26/4/5/1/1 line on 11-19 shooting (2-2 3PTM 2-3 FT).  Somebody get the Mavs trainer that’s helping him with this sore elbow to some MLB teams!

Jameer Nelson – Sat last night with a shoulder injury.  What scoring a season-high 18 the night before will do!  Nelson isn’t used to making baskets…  J.J. Barea gets the start and was terrible, paving way for a 20/2/3 line for Devin Harris.  After seeing all that go down, Raymond Felton shame ate a whole pizza in the locker room.

Jrue Holiday You’re my boy, Jrue!  30/1/10/3/0 shooting 12-22 FG (5-9 3PTM, 1-2 FT) with only 2 TO.  Jrue and Brow dropping 30 burgers!  They wore their lucky Pelican Briefs this game.

Andrew Wiggins What in the wide world of upsets?!  The Wolves shocking the Blazers last night, led by Wiggins for 23/10/4/2/0 shooting 9-16.  Brutal at the stripe for 5-10, but looked really really good out there for the portions I watched.  Pretty good get for the woulda-been-walking Kevin Love!

Corey Brewer – Unreal game from the Brew Crew as well, and of course these last two guys against me in REL.  It’s crazy the anti-luck I get!  I need to rub Kyle O’Quinn all over my body to get some luck of the Irish…  19/8/5/5/0 shooting 4-11, but a crazy 10-10 FT.  Dude was shooting 66.2% from the stripe before this game!  Somebody was putting some Chronicle mind-spin on the ball for him…

Zach LaVine The line isn’t great (10/4/5/0/0 with 5 TO), but man, dude is fast.  Had one drive where he took it end-to-near-end finishing with a little pass in like 2 seconds.  Dwyane Wade had been nicknamed “Flash” (which he discarded), but no one has ever been “The Flash”.  New nickname bequeathed!  LaVine is The Flash!

Jeff Adrien – Yo, Adrien!  8/11/2/0/2 in 26 awesome minutes, playing mad aggressive.  He could be starting for Houston if they held onto him!  Makes no sense, still to this day…  After a big debut on December 1st, hadn’t done much, but outplayed both in performance and in minutes Anthony Bennett.  Worth a look in 16ers, at the very least.  And did his damage playing some out-of-position C behind foul-troubled Gorgui Dieng…  Muy impressed-o.

Nicolas Batum Man, his shot is so ice cold!  1-6 FG (1-5 3PTM), but got ya a rainbow line for 5/3/6/2/4.  At least there’s something in the contribution box!

Carmelo Anthony Ended up sitting out with the bum knee, and this game was atrocious.  Tim Hardaway Jr. put up 23 pretty empty points, and Amar’e Stoudemire was limited by foul trouble/Knicks getting blown out by the Spurs B team.  If there’s anything optimistic for Knicks fans, it’s that their record is 4-20!

Kawhi Leonard Yikes, a hand injury came out of nowhere – X-rays negative, but it’s bad enough to get an MRI today.  Sadly, it’s the same hand he broke last year… Holding our breath something funky isn’t going on there.  While Slim’s Minny scrubs go off, I lose Kawhi.  Sorry to whine more, I need Daily Notes as my therapy!

Kyle Anderson Slo Mo sighting!  Next time the Spurs play the Wolves, if Slo Mo has to gaurd The Flash, the universe might implode…  9/5/3/2/0 with no TO in 23 minutes for Slo Mo, shooting 4-5 hitting a trey.  Deliberate and careful, he’s a perfect Spurs-ian!

Marco Belinelli On a little scoring binge the past three games with 22 last night, but no Tony Parker, Tim Duncan or Manu Ginobili either so not much to see here.  About to go from hot to cold pizza.

Kenneth Faried Another shocking upset!  The Nugs crushed the Heat, even with Faried coming off the bench.  22 solid minutes for 13/8/1 shooting 4-9 FG and 5-6 FT.  No other big standouts for the Nugs – nice team win.

Mario Chalmers – I’m going to repose the question to Slim this afternoon on the Pod, but I have no problem moving on from Mario Chalmers.  Given it was a blowout loss, but 11/2/0/0/0 with 2 TO in 15 minutes?!  Give me Luigi Datome over that!

Josh McRoberts – Ermahgerd!  As soon as we start to buy in, is limpy pre-game and has to sit with a bum knee.  Eating too many milksteaks!  Shouldn’t have eaten that hot pocket he found in the garbage, it had knee soreness in it…

Harrison Barnes Heat check!  20/6/2/2/0 on 7-9 FG (3-4 3PTM 3-3 FT).  He three treys in the past five games before last night.  Don’t get too excited!

Andrew Bogut – No surprise that he sat with the bum knee, but it was a little surprising they started Festus Ezeli.  Festivus comes early for the Ezeli family!  Marreese Speights only gets 20 minutes for 15/8/0/0/2, but is still very usable.  Imagine what 36 minutes would’ve done as the starting C, Kerr!

Patrick Beverley He’s so dreamy… 12/6/6/2/0 hitting two treys, playing a whopping 40 minutes.  Guess the hammy is OK!  Be sure he’s owned even in your shallow leagues.

Donatas Motiejunas Solid showing from D-Mo, going 18/7/2 with a swat, shooting 8-17.  3+ TO the past four games is concerning, but with no light at the end of the tunnel for Terrence Jones, he’s close to a must own in all leagues.

 

Streamers/Cheap DraftKings Picks:

Reggie Evans (7% owned) – We all know the one thing he can do, and it’s bag his own groceries.  Maybe not the best DraftKings play, but I grabbed Evans in one of my RCLs where I am just a handful of boards down.  Reb boost!

Jason Terry (16% owned) – Was brutal last night, I know, but still led the Rockets’ bench in minutes by far, and tonight against the Kings I think he can have another double-digit Pts, multi-3PTM multi-steal game.  Only two games tonight, so it’s Slim Pickens out there, but I could see JET being a good get.

 

Hopefully everyone has [mostly] survived the injury bug through this week, and we’ll see you again tomorrow morning!

  1. Slim

    Slim says:
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    Available in the REL… (in no particular order)

    Shved, DellaV, Jerome Jordan, Karasev, Adrien, Babbitt, Crabbe, Ellington, Nick Johnson
    or if you feel lucky,
    Hamilton, Rudez, Sacre, Jason Smith, Crowder
    or if you need upside,
    Dinwiddie, RKelly, Cleanthony, Tyler Ennis, McGary

    Am I forgetting anyone?

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @Slim: For upside you’ve gotta throw in Jordan Clarkson, don’t ya Slim?

      For names that probably aren’t worth the paper their written on anymore, you’ve got Vince and Ben Gordon.

      I’ve gotta say, yesterday was a pretty good day for the REL watch list. Solid stats all around. Well, solid considering the top 340 guys are owned anyway.

      • Slim

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        @A Hill O’ Beans: Oops, I knew there would be someone I left out.

        Right this second this looks like the best week for REL adds yet this year. Every position, every category. I’m in on multiple guys. Time to let Black walk. He served his purpose, just too bad Houston never played him 30 minutes.

        Yeah Vince and Gordon should be owned. I mean pretty much anyone getting minutes is in the top 340.

        • A Hill O' Beans says:
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          @Slim: Yeah there’s a handful of guys I’d love to pick up. Unfortunately I don’t really have anyone I wanna drop for them right now. All my guys at the end of my roster are all playing too much.

          Damnit this league needs to be deeper so I can grab some of these guys, haha!

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Slim: @A Hill O’ Beans: You forgot the 4% owned Ray Allen! Yeah I may, or may not have bids on a few of these guys already 🙂 I thought you picked up Babbitt, Slim! Crabbe and Ellington were backups for me last week, Dedmon gave me a good game last night tho. But he’s a 1-week add

  2. Thunder from down under says:
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    Hi JB this is my team: MCW, Dragic, Hayward, Davis, Horford, Dipo, Green, Markieff, Thad Young, Stoudmire, with Boogie, Rubio and Noel on the bench.

    On the waivers there are players such as: Parker, Wiggins, Asik, Redick, P-Bev, Motiejunas, Mozgov, Greek Freak, Carroll, Green, Young, Ross.

    Would you replace any players on my team for any of the players on the waivers? Thanks man appreciate it

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Thunder from down under: Whew, ice team! Which Green again? Even though he’s been awesome, I’d lose Stoudemire for Wiggins. Wiggins looked great yesterday, should be big down the stretch. Any time!

  3. Dom says:
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    Who do we like best for tonight, Reggie Evans, Tristan Thompson, or Monteijunas? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dom: Gimme D-Mo!

  4. Lawson says:
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    How are you doing? As I needed 3s and points I just dropped KOQ for Meeks. I hope KOQ doesnt go up now as last time I dropped a player, Ed Davis was named starter…

    My team, for a 9 cat 16 team league is:

    Conley, Holiday, Payton, McLemore, Fournier, Meeks, Batum, James, Dray Green, T Jones, Pat Patterson, Favors and Sanders.

    I am thinking about dropping one of my SGs3 depending on their performance, McLemore has more weight in the offense now but I think he will go down. I have more faith in Fournier, maybe I am wrong.

    Do you think this is a balanced team? Before the change I usualy won assists, blocks, rebounds and lost 3s and points. Maybe with this change is a bit more compensated.

    Interesting players can be Pekovic, Matt Barnes, Ilyasova, Marcus Morris, MKG, KOQ, Shumpert, CJ Watson, JJ, Norris Cole, Morrow…

    Thanks a lot!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Lawson: I’m good man, how are you doin? Fournier is really fading, btu yeah I like him over McLemore still. I dunno man, Meeks is gonna take a while to get eased in… But no one else seems to have any upside that’s out there, Ilyasova I’d keep an eye on though as he was hitting 3s and Pts pretty well. We’ll see how Meeks looks this weekend, but I think he comes off the bench. Any time!

  5. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    You gotta love the under the radar DeMarre Carroll, especially at Christmas time! Hell, I’d give up Josh Smith to get Carroll………haha. See what I did there?

    I feel like Jrue may be the most under the radar top 30 guy on the season so far. A name I almost never hear mentioned, but he sure puts up the numbers.

    You guys watched some GS/HOU last night right? I’ve got DMo and when I started watching the game he already had 2 steals, then about 20 minutes later he somehow had none. Okay, must have been a screw up, what do I care its not like steals are going to be one of the two swing categories in my REL matchup or anything. Oh wait, yeah they are. But, then I actually saw DMo get a steal. Yet, somehow he ends the night with no steals??? WTF? I’ve already got injuries killing me, I don’t need stat keepers screwing me over too!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @A Hill O’ Beans: Haha, well Smith fit a huge gap I needed in Stls & Ast, while helping in blocks. Was a whopping need for me with Rubio down. If Rubio didn’t get hurt, i wouldn’t have done that. Woooo, Jrue! He’s our boy. Look at us there tied for highest of him of the experts: http://www.fantasypros.com/nba/players/jrue-holiday.php?week=draft

      I watched just a tad, didn’t see any D-Mo steals though! Hah yeah, sometimes those can be scored funky… I’m getting screwed over by injuries and Slim having his Wolves going off uggghghghghgghgh

  6. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    Do you have Goran Dragic as a sell-high atm?
    I’m thinking his recent outburst of production while IT was down should take a hit soon.

    I was offered Jamal Crawford, and immediately threw out some counter offers.
    He ended up agreeing to Dragic for his Parsons.

    12 Team H2H (10 CAT w/ Off Rebs)
    Rubio, GHill, Beverley
    Oladipo, Knight
    Parsons, Tobias, Tjones
    Millsap, Sully, Markieff
    AD, Amare

    Good move?

    Thanks!

    • J says:
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      @J: Also for another league.

      14 Team H2H (10 CAT w/Off rebs)

      Westbrook, IT
      Dragic, Oladipo, KJ
      TJones, Draymond, Covington
      Faried, Markieff
      Bosh, Olynyk, TZeller

      Wrotens impending return is a concern. But then again the Davies trade should open up PT.
      Should I be grabbing Brewer, Lin, Meeks instead?

      thanks again!

      • JB Gilpin

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        @J: Pssshhhh, well a little bit of a sell high, but not for Jamal Crawford! Hmmm, it def hurts your dimes until Rubio is back. I think it’s solid, but def will need Rubio to be back healthy. Parsons is looking much better lately.

        Yeah i want Brewer over Covington, I think your 3s are fine too, almost everyone can chip one in. Any time!

  7. Drez says:
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    Mornin’ boys. Trying to round out this team I’m working on in a 14 team 12 cat h2h dynasty:

    Pg – J.Wall, E.Payton, C.J.McCollum
    Sg – P.George,
    Sf – K.Leonard, Papanikolaou
    Pf – T.Jones, Draymond Green, Mason Plumlee
    C – Bosh, Dieng, Gobert, Ed Davis, K.O’Quinn

    Got a few guys on the wire that might be worth making a few drops for. Could probably use another PG, but I’m mostly looking for upside next season since some of my guys are injured, and/or need another season or two to develop. Any recommendations with next season in mind?

    WW options:

    O.J. Mayo, Khris Middleton, Shabazz Napier, P.Patterson, J.Adams, K.Anderson, and G.Harris

    Thanks again!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Drez: Morning (well, afternoon now 🙂 ) man! Ehhhh, none of those guys really move the needle much for me. I like Patterson way over Dr. pap though. Even for next year. But don’t think I’m doing anything else. Any time!

  8. Dommattingly says:
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    12 team H2H, would you want JR. Smith, Hardaway JR, or Patrick Patterson for your last guy on the bench right now?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dommattingly: Gimme Patterson! Liking his multi-cat contributions, even if it’s low ceiling

  9. Irvin says:
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    Hey JB

    I know Brook Lopez is a scary guy to own, but an owner is willing to trade him and I’m thinking of a lowball offer. What’s a safe lowball offer that offsets the risk? Preferably 2-for-1

    12-team H2H 9cat
    PG – Teague, Knight, Rondo
    SG – Butler, McDaniels
    SF – Durant, Covington
    PF – Favors, Mk Morris, Faried
    C – Bosh, Horford, Olynyk

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Irvin: So like, Olynyk and Covington? I don’t know if I’d move any of your others guys in a combo for BroLo

  10. Shaft says:
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    JB and Slim–

    what do i do with Rolo? Still worth holding him in shallow leagues? He’s slowly losing ground on basketball monster. I think Brandan Wright and Stat are even ranked higher than him now on the season in 8-cat.

    Im guessing he pretty much has no trade value considering he is robin lopez. would you cut bait on him for Demarre, Stat, Beverley, Barnes, Kris Kardashian-Humphries or Brewer?

    My team is Conley, Knight, Jrue, Durant, #ODG, KJ McDefense, M Gasol, Sully, Rolo, Ricardo Rubio, Boogie and T Jones. I could probably use all the production i can get now. Im in 8th out of 10, but only 8.5 cats out of of first place.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Shaft: Yeah the minutes bc Kaman is so good are concerning, I think I’d take Beverley over him, since PG could use one more guy while Rubio is hurt. I think PBev is a must own

  11. miles proudfoot says:
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    I am in need of a consult with Dr. JB. Someone just gave up on TJones. I’d like to try and snag him as he would fill the holes I have on my team. Currently undefeated but not looking good this week with Cousins and Joe Johnson calling in sick. What is your current take on Jones as a stash? Thanks!

    • miles proudfoot says:
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      @miles proudfoot: actually just saw at the very end you said no light at the end of the tunnel for him. Guessing you will say Prognosis Negative on a stash…

      • miles proudfoot says:
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        @miles proudfoot: if that’s the case, is Carroll an obvious pickup for Monroe. I’m just tired of that guy.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @miles proudfoot: Dr is here! Yup, I am letting Jones stay out there. Yeah if your boards are good, gimme Carroll!

  12. hanns says:
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    should I drop lou williams for MKG? lou williams is not getting steals or minutes these days…

    • JB Gilpin

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      @hanns: Depends on needs, Pts/3 stick with Lou, need some out of positon boards and blocks, gimme MKG

  13. Boom Shakalaka says:
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    10 team league and I’m stilling pretty in 1st place up about 8 games from 2nd place.

    Someone just dropped Kevin Martin and I’m wondering if I should pick him up. The thing is Im pretty much punting FT% but I’m only in the middle of the pack when it comes to 3pts and PTS so he totally could help. Having a look at my team would you advise me to drop someone or package trade to upgrade then pick up K.Martin. I did just drop Mo Will and grabbed Carroll off of the wire. There’s player like Lin, Amir,Brewer, RButler on the wire if I did a 2-for-1 trade.

    Ty Lawson
    Knight
    MCW
    Rubio – OUT
    Korver
    Giannis
    Carroll
    Luol Deng
    Draymond G
    Faried
    Mozgov
    Favors
    Millsap
    ADavis

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Boom Shakalaka: yeah for mozzy if you want a dead roster spot for 6 or more weeks. I’d stream treys.

      • Boom Shakalaka says:
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        @Bye Felicia:

        You’d rather stream Mozgov than Carroll? Mozgov’s been on my team for a few weeks now and he’s been putting up some great numbers.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Boom Shakalaka: Lookin at your lineup, I dunno if you need Mozgov, but I’m not grabbing Kmart. Wiggins is going to take over main offensive player by the time Kmart is back. I’d hold man, you don’t need to mess with that great success!

        • Bye Felicia says:
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          @Boom Shakalaka: no I meant drop mozzy for Martin if you want a dead roster spot for 6-8 weeks. Meaning I want warm bodies on my squad. I’m not high on moz either.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Bye Felicia: Ah yeah I thought we mighta been agreeing but twasnt sure.

  14. Jake VZ says:
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    Whassup my man!

    First things first, Carroll is still a FA in my league.. Would you drop KJ for him? I’m 1st in both blocks and steals. Also I have some trade offers on the board I would like your opinion on. Remember the cats in my league are FGM/FTM/3PTM/PTS/REB/AST/STL/BLK/DD. Here they are:

    Offered:
    1. Hayward, Aldridge, and Rondo for my Westbrook, Batum, and Drummo

    Offering:
    1. Tobias, CP3, Ibaka for my Westbrook, Horford, and Drummo
    2. Beal and Bosh for my Drummo and Oladipo
    3. Lowry and Duncan for my Irving and Drummond
    4. M Gasol and Kobe for my Westbrook and Jefferson

    Thanks brotha!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jake VZ: Hmmmm, ya know I’d hold KJ for now, but very very very close. NOt loving the one offered to you, Westbrook as best in deal it too good. 1. hope he does it! 2. Ehhh, very close… Not as big on it. 3. Think it’s too much because Duncan for DNPs and totally buying Irving 4. Nah I wouldn’t do that. ANy time!

  15. Bye Felicia says:
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    “Hey y’all prepare yourself, for the rubberband man

    Enjoy yourself, when the rubberband starts to jam”

    *How I imagine every Brow owner the day after he plays.

    Singing the spinners Ha!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Bye Felicia: I wish I had Brow and could sing that song too!

  16. NimsheyPOBlo says:
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    Lookin to add some team flexibility in my points league by getting a G/F. Would you trade Tobias Harris for any of the following? (I fear he’s due regression with O’Quinn, Fry and Vucecic all healthy and in the lineup):

    The alphabet, T Ariza, Tyreke Evens, Joe Johnson, Danny Green

    • NimsheyPOBlo says:
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      I guess add Brewer to the list, too, given his recent play.

      • NimsheyPOBlo says:
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        … and Wiggins, too.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @NimsheyPOBlo: Ariza is the only close one… I’d explore getting Wiggins + something, but nah probably holding on 1-for-1s

  17. Ryan says:
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    Ugh I’ve been too bogged on with finals and research papers to follow the more recent developments over the past week. So in these times of crisis I can’t think of anything better than turning to you JB for advice.

    What’s up with DMC? I might be crazy, but I see an opportunity to buy low since the guy that owns him is on the cusp of playoff contention. I see so many varying reports saying he could miss 6-8 weeks or maybe just 1-2. Maybe a longshot, but I’m trying to scare him into thinking it’ll be the former and that he will miss playoffs if he holds him.

    Question is how much should I give up for him? (12 team h2h keeper league)

    PG: Jrue Holiday, Westbrook, Collison, Dragic, Lou Williams
    SG/SF: Reke, Greek Freek, T-Ross
    PF: K-Love, Tobias Harris, Ryan Anderson, Gallo
    C: Gortat, Vucevic, Tyler Zeller, Kaman

    • Ryan says:
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      @Ryan: Oh yeah forgot to mention that they’re weak categories are TO’s, 3’s and rebounds. I’m practically punting TO’s and have plenty of rebounds.

      Kinda makes sense to include some guys like Anderson+Gortat in the deal now that I think about it, but I feel like I should be giving up way more than that. Unless of course Cousin’s viral meningitis is way more serious than I think it is.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Ryan: Hah don’t work too hard! Yeah DMC should be a solid buy low, I guess the only fear is the viral infection saps a lot of his strength, but he should be OK when healthy. Not like tearing a knee. It’ll cost a pretty penny, Gortat+Harris? Might work!

  18. Joe says:
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    David West and I are done. DONE. As well done as a teenager’s first steak. DONE-ZO.

    Would you replace him with Brewer, DeMarre, Redick, Taj, J.Hill, or McBob? Given your headline I’m going to guess DeMarre. I’m aiming for best ROS play.

    (Hey, look at that. I didn’t mention MCW once. Oh, crap. Sorry.)

    • Joe says:
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      @Joe:

      Motiejunas also available I think.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe: Haha don’t blame ya man! Def gimme Taj! Especually since Noah is out. Carroll is close tho 🙂 MCW fa life!

  19. Kevin says:
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    Hey JB.

    I’m in a 10 team 7-category yahoo H2H league.

    I was offerred batum and al jefferson for my stephen curry and bogut. I want to take advantage of the buy-low window for those two guys but I’m really unsure of sacrificing curry for that.

    I’m going to try to throw out my other guys for his batum and jefferson. what do you think of sending greg monroe, markieff morris, brandon jennings?

    my team:
    brandon jennings, steph curry, monta ellis, mike conley, trevor ariza, kj Mcdaniels

    markieff morris, demarre carroll, paul millsap, andrew bogut, greg monroe, terrance jones, derrick favors.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Kevin: Yeahhhhh I think giving up Curry in a 10er for that is too much. Def hope he takes that counter, but I don’t know if that would be enough to pry from him.

  20. Phranque (pronounced Frank) says:
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    Hi Guys,
    1) I just got FARIED in trade. Is he a sensible hold….or should I look to trade his “fame” for a 3 PT shooter. Which TREY DUDE, in your opinion is comparable?
    2) Please rank KORVER, D.GREEN, JJ REDICK, & T.ROSS.
    3) Assume a Markieff for C. Parsons trade…which side would you want. One team needs REBs & the other needs 3/s.

    Thanks for the help….you DUDES be the SUN on a cloudy day(…whatever the hell that means?)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Phranque (pronounced Frank): Hey Phranque! 1. Faried, ummmm IT2? Ehhh maybe not. Wes Matthews? Prob couldn’t get him. I might take Wilson Chandler for him to be honest. 2. Which D Green? Other 3 would be Korver, Ross, Redick. 3. I’d take Parsons. Haha we try to bring dat Sun!

  21. The Tristan Thompson Conundrum says:
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    Sup dawg. Would you trade KD for Steph Curry straight up?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @The Tristan Thompson Conundrum: Maybe, position dependant. I try to carry 4 to 5 PG just because in H2H it gives you a huge advantage with certain stats. Big assists PG’s are scarcer than big men stats. In my opinion. Without seeing team I couldn’t give you a good answer. I love crushing teams in % , assists, 3prts, steals, That’s 3 to 4 cats out the gate.

  22. Ice Daddy says:
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    Hey there, I was wondering what you would do in my situation.

    Another guy in my 10 man H2H POINTS league is willing to give me DeMarcus Cousins and Kyle Lowry for Kevin Durant.
    Note that it is a points league on ESPN with Durant probable to be a 25-32 fantasy points per game player with D.Cousins averaging 26.5fpg (currently out) and Lowry on 21fpg (with derozan out).

    Mind you that I’m currently 5-1 and have Steph Curry as well

    Should I take the deal? What would you do?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Ice Daddy: Eeeeeesh, that’s razor close man. Tough to wanna mess with success. And you take some risk taking DeMarcus, who should be fine, but still is risky. I’d prob hold but very very very tough call

  23. ABulldogs says:
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    How would you rate Norris Cole’s value at this point?

    Could you rank these guys in terms of value ROS?

    Cole, Devin Harris, Dunleavy, Schroder, Iggy

    Thanks

    • ABulldogs says:
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      @ABulldogs:
      Add Dion Waiters to that list

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @ABulldogs: Ehhhh, not too high. Even though he’s Pts only and I’m not a huge fan, I’d take Waiters first. Waiters, Harris, Cole, Mike Dun, Iggy. Schroder

  24. Mari says:
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    Is Amir ‘brittle ankles’ Johnson worth dropping to stash George Hill now?

    Thank you!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mari: Hah, as much as I like that nickname I think I’m still holding onto him 🙂

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