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Woooooooooooo!  I don’t need to say much more than that, other than what about this weather here on the East Coast over the weekend?!  I got friggin’ sunburnt!  At a football game in mid-December!

While we continue to watch history for the Panthers franchise, we witnessed history come to an end Saturday night, with the Warriors losing at Milwaukee to move to 24-1.  Those fans wearing the 24-1 shirts were ballsy!

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Most of them don’t look like they have undershirts, they would be pretty stupid-looking if they lost!  Now I’m no fan of the Warriors (look at their paltry .960 win % vs. my Panthers 1.000! – and I don’t mean that to sound like I’m not a fan, I don’t really have a big home-team fandom), so during this whole streak and its impact on real-life NBA, I’ve been more obsessed with the fantasy stuff.  Ya know, Stephen Curry‘s 3s and Draymond Green being a PF deity.  In that 2OT triller against the Celtics, DrayDray went 24/11/8/5/5 in just an epic 2.5 rainbow performance.  Approached a triple-rainbow!  According to Rotoworld (a site that’s awesome for being able to pull research in the history books vs. my lack of even properly communicating which team won a game sometimes…), first 5×5 since Nicolas Batum in 2012 and only the third player to go 20/10 + 5×5 in the past 40 years after Hakeem the Dream and Derrick the Knee.  I’m a little jaded with DC since I used to be a big Hornets fan the first time around, and he was terrible and fat.  Then hurt his knee (yet again!) on that dumb Pros vs. Joes show (hilarious though!  hurting it against average joes!), but sadly I could only find the promo.  Anyway, #OccupyDraymondGreen has pulled yet another article-lead with his multi-cat game, and didn’t even come down too hard in the Saturday loss for 24/11/5/1/1, given a fluky 6 TO.  At 13.9/8./7.0 and still improving every season, maybe he can go full Oscar Robinson and give us a season of the O face.  Speaking of Os, 13-0!!!!!!!!!!!  Man, what a weekend…  Here’s what else went down in fantasy hoops action, plus The 7 Ahead for week 8:

Monta Ellis – Broke out of his Slim-coffin (he buried him Kill Bill style), for 24/4/6/6/0 against Slim’s Heat (irony!) with 4 treys.  11/1/3/2/1 coming back down against the Pistons, but only 24 mins in that one in a blowout.  I expect him to get back on the moped this week.

Iman Shumpert Returned for the Cavs, and surprisingly wasn’t rusty at all going 14/3/0 on 5-7 shooting with a pair of treys.  Not really that interested in him though, other than haircut tips.

Aaron Gordon Woooooo, finally minutes!  And, ummmmm, yeahhhhh…  6/4/2/0/0 in a ridiculous 31 minutes, playing some junk time of a blowout.  THIS IS WHERE YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO SHINE!  All his points were on a pair of treys which was nice, but the 3 TO was naughty.  He’s getting coal in his stocking.

Kendall Marshall – Picked up a start in his season debut against the Pistons, going 5/1/6 with a trey in 16 minutes.  Tony Wroten sat that game with his knee maintenance, but also sat last night.  And just to keep the musical chairs frustrating (Brett Brown plays it to Taylor Swift songs), T.J. McConnell started Sunday and only played 12 minutes.  Yeah, you want none of this.  If you’re thinking about adding one of these schlubs, shake it off.

Nerlens Noel – Needs to be better about shaking off injuries, that’s for sure!  I keed, he took an elbow and it scratched his cornea and had to go to the hospital.  Yikes.  No way he’s playing tonight, so if you’re considering an early week stream, Jerami Grant should get back into the starting 5.  How many minutes he plays is up to Brett Brown’s dart board.

Kelly Olynyk Boooooo, so I knew I added him in a couple RCLs early Saturday morning, but it was for Sunday’s slates and not that epic game against the Warriors!  I was kinda hoping I had added him Friday…  28/6/3/3/1 with no TO in 37 minutes, shooting 11-21 with 3 treys.  Then after his ascension, fell completely back down to Earth for 8/4/0/0/0 against the Hornets.  Olynyk of Nazareth needs better sandals.

Isaiah Thomas Ridiculous.  Slim – thanks for talking him out of my top 50!  Back-to-back dubdubs and dimebags, going 18/6/10 against the Warriors then 21/5/13 against the Hornets.  Saucy pizza.

Evan Turner The bench played some crazy-good minutes almost beating the Warriors, with Miss Turner going a rainbow 13/9/6/2/2.  Ello, Poppet!  But like Olynyk, back down to Earth (yet not as hard a fall) for 10/2/3/1/0 against the Hornets.  Meh, I know he’s been usuable the past 7, but I’ve never been a big fan.  Once Marcus Smart is back, it’ll squeeze out even more value.

Tyreke Evans Reke is killing it!  I wonder if he’s actually Theon Greyjoy, and got conditioned to be awesome at basketball…  27/7/4 and 22/3/8 over the weekend, hitting a combined 7 treys and shooting a combined 50% from the field.  Maybe his knee surgery actually worked, and the Pels med staff did something right!

Nikola Jokic Had a nice 19/6/4/1/0 line against the Wolves with a trey, showing his wasted potential in a bench role.  Especially frustrating after Malone said he had “earned a starting job”, only to bench him the next game.  I still can’t get behind any Nugs C…

Emmanuel Mudiay The rook been kankled…  Played only 12 minutes against the Wolves, and apparently it was bothering him before the game.  Way to make your prized rookie play hurt in a tanking year, Nugs!  Jameer Nelson shined off the bench, playing 37 minutes and going 20/6/7/1/0 with 4 treys.  Likely starting tonight and worth a look, even with some risk of being Beverley’d.

Jon Leuer Continues to be fringe-usable, with 13/8/0/1/0 and 12/3/4/2/0 over the weekend with Markieff Morris getting DNPs.  Leuer also doing it mad efficiently, shooting 12-17 FG in those games with only 2 combined TO.  Both of those stats were Kieff bugaboos.  They really need to have him bugaboo-ing another team…

C.J. McCollum Yeah, yeah, yeah, had a great Friday, but his steals binge ended with a 22/3/1 ThrAGNOF game against the Knicks with only one trey.

Meyers Leonard At least my slamming of THIS Blazer is looking right!  You guys ready to move on from this one yet?!

Danny Green Ugh, speaking of moving on, looks like Green is in the drop zone.  I had a commenter in Summer yell at me for NOT having him top-50.  Ouch, that woulda hurt!  If you don’t have any other stashes, I might hold on, but even in 12ers I think it’s OK to let go…

D’Angelo Russell Had a nice Friday for 24/6/6/2/0 with 5 treys, playing well with Jordan Clarkson on the shelf.  But got Beverley’d against the Rox, going 12/0/4/3/0 on only 5-14 shooting.  Still, D’Angelo is playing better than I thought.  Clarkson is likely to miss a few more with his kankle, so D should get a few more games to make Avon proud.

Jarrett Jack “Wahhhhhhh, I’m doing just fine, yet all anyone wants to do it talk about how sexy Shane Larkin is!  I’m Jarrett Jack!”  Well, Larkin got poked in the eye, so Jack three-stooged his way to the big minutes for 16/5/11/1/0 against the Clips, with a trey and 7-9 FT.  Jack’s been fine, despite a lot of people’s immense hatred.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope I had to rub my eyes to be sure I was seeing this one right!  Oh man, I’m ready for a week-long vision quest with my addiction spiking like this!  18/7/8/4/1 on 5-12 FG (2-5 3PTM 6-6 FT) in his best overall game as a pro.  Unfortunately, it was against the Lakers…  Fine, I’ll cut down my dosage a little bit…  NEVERMIND, I’M BURNING THROUGH IT ALL, WHO ARE YOU TO TELL ME WHAT I CAN AND CAN’T DO!!!!!!!!

Aaron Brooks – Got hot against the terrible Pelicans, scoring 15 4th quarter points but not doing much else.  He’s actually scored 9+ Pts in 7 of the past 9.  More deep league usability than I thought…

Terrence Jones – Well, got the Lakers on the slate, and was a decent 9/9/1/0/3 with a trey in 23 bench minutes.  JB can suck my Bickerstaff!  Clint Capela was also solid, going 11/10/1/2/1, but that awful 1-4 FT…  If you want clarity in this situation, Clear Eyes is awesome!  All the advice I have…

Bradley Beal Ohhhhhh boy.  And you know, I just talked up how I underranked him, but completely forgot a big argument for my low rank was the injury concerns.  Diagnosed with the “beginnings” of a stress fracture in the leg again, and will miss at least two weeks and face minutes restrictions when back.  It’s been speculated he’s out until January, so really there’s not much you can do but hold and hope for the best.  Last time this happened he was back and was fine, but with this being the third stretch out with the issue (I think…?), you have to be concerned.

Otto Porter Got hot getting some extra shots with Beal down, going 28/6/3/1/1 on 11-18 FG (4-8 3PTM 2-2 FT).  Porter should be a stout player while Beal is a pumpkin spiced seasonal…  All the beer I could work in right there!

John Wall He’s awesome.  Why I got a comment slamming him I have no idea…

Raymond Felton Whoa, what in the hey happened here?!  Last Monday I said he had the most unlikely dubdub of the weekend, then this past weekend he tripdubs!  10/11/11 in a loss against the Wiz.  Actually staying usable for 12ers for the time being!

Giannis Antetokounmpo Speaking of tripdubs!  11/12/10/1/4 to out-Draymond Green for PF-awesomeness in the Bucks win.  Had that little lull at the end of November, but back on track.

Kristaps Porzingis Yeesh, the added pressure of being The Poison Goose is making him loose his poison-ness!  0/3/0/2/0 on 0-6 shooting against the Blazers in 19 minutes, but I’m not too worried.  Bumps for the youngun.  I expect him to get back on track if you want to float some buy lows.

Zach LaVine Wolves looked pretty bad at the Suns, minus LaVine carrying the offense for 28/2/2/1/0 on 10-19 FG (3-4 3PTM 5-5 FT).  Looks like he played virtually no minutes with Ricky Rubio.  I’d like them to go back and try that LaVine at the 2 again…

Matt Barnes – Woooooo, stream of the week for me!  Added him in a couple of RCLs and got a 13/13/4/2/1 line with three treys.  Interestingly, it was as a starter and the Grizzlies are going to apparently play Zach Randolph off the bench for a while, even though he’s played pretty well for fantasy.  However in real-life ball, hasn’t been able to guard the stretch-4s as well.  Maybe this opens up some pace for the Grizzlies, and Barnes is definitely in the 12er consideration range now.

Alec Burks We’ve been sticking with it all year – Burks is must own.  Now your starting PG (about friggin’ time!), Burks went 21/5/3/1/0 on 8-22 FG (2-3 3PTM 3-6 FT).  The missed FT seem fluky and you’d like a better FG%, but only 1 TO and that’s a solid part of his game.  Raul Neto, ya know, the guy starting but barely playing got a DNP, so hopefully this sticks for Burks – either way, must-own.

The 7 Ahead

  • 5-game week: n/a
  • 2-game weeks: Golden State Warriors
  • Weekly League Streamers (by Y! ownership percent/games this week): Dennis Schroder (14%/4), Mario Chalmers (12%/4), O.J. Mayo (28%/4), Cory Joseph (13%/4)
  • Stream days: Tuesday, Thursday

Overall Thoughts: Another week with no 5-gamers, and another week where I’m too lazy to change it to all the 4-game teams haha…  But alas, almost all teams are on 3 or 4 game weeks, with only the Warriors on a sorely needed two game week.  No way you can bench Curry in weekly, you’re probably leaving in Dray, but the rest seem like bench candidates.  Apparently I only like guards this week as streams, but they were the names that popped out to me.  Schrodes gets the Sixers and a nice Sunday situation as detailed below, Chalmers plays WAS @CHI @DAL IND for a slate with some pace and a lot of guard play, Mayo remains a streamer for me since he’s still playing due to injuries but has a nice slate, and Cojo remains a nice 4-game streamer with a solid slate.  Should be a nice week in weekly for your guard stats with those guys widely available.

Monday: A very heavy Monday kicks off the week, with 6 of the 8 teams playing last night playing the second leg of a back to back (MEM, MIA, PHI, PHO, TOR, UTA).  Keep an eye on the vets/banged up guys there.  DEN and HOU head into b2bs; Dwight Howard played through a DNP last week but with fewer minutes, so monitor his PT.  As mentioned above, Jameer is getting a start and should give a few stats even if he’s Beverley’d, [email protected] should be an awesome matchup of the FT-punt titans, and you gotta love your Bulls with PHI coming into town off the b2b – but wouldn’t be surprised if the minutes are cut a little short.

Tuesday: Uncommon short-slate Tuesday, with only 8 teams in action – [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected]  BOS, MIL, MIN are all heading into b2bs, so if you’re early streaming, watch out for some potential lower minutes from those guys.  LaVine off the hot game gets a saucy matchup, and with the Wolves on the b2b, I wouldn’t be surprised if he got unleashed again.  It’s not really a “revenge” game, but Omri Casspi vs. his former Rockets could get a look, especially since he’s playing 40 mins every game.  Then finally your streamable Bucks are all worth a look, specifically Mayo as a weekly pick for me as well.

Wednesday: Back to the full slate, CHA and OKC are your only teams heading into b2bs.  Not too much to worry about with streaming with only 6 teams off, so you’re riding your studs and keeping your streaming spots warm until the big stream day of the week:

Thursday: Very light 3-game Thursday.  We’ve got [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected]  Only TOR is heading into a b2b, but I don’t think there’s much to worry about there.  Starting in LA, you’ve gotta love your Rockets there.  As mentioned above, Tjones didn’t distinguish himself that much in the LA matchup over the weekend, but I might try him again.  Patrick Beverley needs to be owned in most leagues, but if he’s somehow out there, you gotta love the matchup.  I hope Dwight gets booed…  Not too much in the [email protected] game, I don’t think your usual big man stream of Steven Adams pays off much, maybe you roll with Dion Waiters and hope he gets hot vs. his former team.  Finally in Charlotte, I just have a feeling this could be a nice Jeremy Lin game.  The Raps will be playing their usual big mins for Cojo, but I see it benefiting Lin and his awful slicked-back haircut more.

Friday: Again we’re back with the monster slate with only 6 teams off, so you’re loading back up with your studs.  CHA, IND, LAC, MEM and NYK head into b2bs, so if you have some tough line-up decisions, maybe you leave out vets from those teams.  GSW gets a revenge game hosting the Bucks.  Over/under a 25 point win?

Saturday: Well, I guess Saturday might actually be a bigger stream day than Thursday.  5 games on the slate, with no teams heading into b2bs.  So no Sat/Sun stack streams this week.  Keep an eye on the rest of his week, but Aaron Brooks had that hot game and goes against the Knicks who like to play a lot of guards, maybe he’s worth a ThrAGNOF stream.  You’d think [email protected] effectively kills Pacers streams, but with Randolph off the bench, maybe your Pacers do just fine.  LAL is @OKC, here is your big Waiters game.  I bet even D.J. Augustin in deeper leagues would be worth a gamble.  [email protected] should be a lot of fun.

Sunday: We wrap up the week with a little bit of an unusual 7-game Sunday slate, so you’re really streaming heavy over the weekend.  ATL, BKN, MIN, ORL, PHO, POR, and SAC are all heading into b2bs, so double check your vets and weigh potential lower-minutes from your guys on those teams.  I like Dennis Schroder at ORL to get some run with the b2b in mind, and any of your ancillary Cavs deserve a look hosting the Sixers.  Tristan Thompson is a nice dubdub threat.  [email protected] is an atrocious game but should get some nice stats, and I just have a feeling Gerald Green and Tyler Johnson (if healthy with that shoulder sprain) have biguns at home hosting the Blazers in a blowout.

 

I hope everyone had a great weekend and a solid week 7!  Time to bear down, prep your teams for a busy week 8, and try to not let the stress of holiday shopping eat into your fantasy hoops time…  Good luck in week 8, Razzball Nation!

  1. Hamtime says:
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    1. Dropped gross booker for Larkin. Ok?

    2. Dragic for hood? (Yes, it’s gotten that bad) or should I offer dragic for Avery Bradley?

    3. Is smart still worth a stash given the strong backcourt of Bradley and it2?

    4. My Burks for Danny green? Or should I offer Marcus Morris? Green’s slump looks permanent tho

    5. My Dame + dragic for harden or too much?

    6. My Dragic Porzi for kmid Monroe?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hamtime: 1. Sure if G need 2. Nah holding for both probably 3. Smart should still play for defense, depends on for who 4. Yeah I’m holding both your guys 5. I’d be fine with that 6. Eh, seems even. Porzingis showing some rookie inconsistency.

  2. Fella says:
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    If all of those streamers are aavail in my league, should I finally part ways w Joe Johnson? I especially like Barnes and Crabbe.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fella: Yeah I’d good swapping out Johnson for Barnes

  3. Peaniece says:
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    Yo JB right now I picked up Bojan Bogadanovic due to his last 3 games and if I sell him right now I could get something in return. Will he be able to remain fantasy friendly stats? Right now im looking for a player with at least 4 rebs 1 stl and 1 3pm and this would prob be an sg/sf. I dropped Rodney Hood for Bojan; was that the right choice? If not, perhaps I could just pick him up again. I could also try make a move by using my persuasive skills and trading for Danny Green (underperforming really hard and its been since the start of the season but is it worth investing in him?), Harrison Barnes (this might be my chance since he’s injured), joe johnson (i dont know about this one), Afflalo (doesn’t give me any defensives though) or Iguodala (prob the hardest one to get). Which player would offer the most value (so I can trade away)? Which player gives what I’m looking for? What do you think I should do? Also, if possible can you put them all in order for long term (including bojan and rodney).
    Note: Although I said long term, If Bojan plays well for 10 weeks (rondae returns) I’d still be fine with it because he might earn his coach’s trust and play consistent long minutes despite rondae or I can trade him once his trade value climaxes.
    Another Note: Well, this was all due to Nemanja’s Injury and Decline in minutes. Damn, this is just sad…. He was the perfect piece and Gorgui just had to ruin it.

    Thanks In Advance JB!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Peaniece: Got ya on the last one, sorry was a little behind on comments outta town yest!

  4. Jay says:
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    Pick 2 to start this week in my Roto (no TOs) league?

    DeAngelo Russel (3 games) Lou Williams (3) or Zack Lavine(4)???

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jay: I’d play LaVine and Russell, love Russell in a non TO

  5. Pong says:
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    Just traded Bledsoe for Wall 1 for 1 in a league that counts ftm and fgm 10 teamer. I’m punting TO and FG% and needed more assists so this seemed like a no brainer to me. I know you guys were saying you’d do the opposite during the Wall slump, but he’s looked awesome lately.

    With Beal out, you guys think that will be a plus or minus to Wall?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Pong: No brainer to me as well, nice move! Hmmm, did I say I wouldn’t do Bledsoe for Wall at some point? Bc I’m pretty sure I woulda stuck with Wall. I imagine more TO and worse FG%, but counting stats way up, and looks like that fits ya well!

    • Slim

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      @Pong: Hmm… I don’t recall picking Bledsoe over Wall… Both are special but Wall’s assists are so much better, Bledsoe vs Lowry is a better comparison, and yes I’d take either (all 3) over Paul George. Although in your build PG would be better.

      • Pong says:
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        @Slim:

        Have PG as well 😀

        My 3 studs are now DMC, PG and wall.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slim: @Pong: Pretty dirty core!

  6. Tenethor says:
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    Hey JB,

    Two quick questions :
    Im in 10man – H2H – 9Cat league.
    1)Im first in the league but do i cut Noel and Jones? Im kinda sick of em both, how much more would you hold onto em?
    2)Who would you target for Clarkson ? Barton, Korver, Bradley, KCP, Reddick? Feel free to rank em too 😀

    Thanks alot and keep up the good work dude!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tenethor: 1. Def holding onto Noel, Jones in a 10er, begrudingly can be cut. 2. Ummm prob still Clarkson, Bradley, Korv, Bart, KCP Redick. So I dunno if I’d move Clarkson yet. Any time, appreciate it!

  7. fantasyocd says:
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    yo JB, would you trade gay+porzingis for cp3?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @fantasyocd: If you had plenty of scoring and blocks, sure that seems like a good price

  8. Deal or No Deal?? says:
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    Got offered Dj, ariza, and crowder for draymond, Jabari, and hood I’m in a 12 team h2h league. Would you do this trade the strength are assists the weakness for my team are rebounds and blocks I have a pg trio of wall, kemba, and rjaxx.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Deal or No Deal??: Well, with DJ you become a punt FT, how have your FT been? In a vacuum I don’t think it’s enough to get Dray, who is obviously their target while trying to fix their %s

      • Deal or No Deal? says:
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        @JB Gilpin: ft% has been very good I’ve won every week except week 2 still not a good exchange?

      • Deal or No Deal? says:
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        @JB Gilpin: btw markieff got dropped in my league I’m holding mudiay with his kankle would he be a drop in the hopes that holding kieff will pay off if they trade him?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Deal or No Deal?: Yeah I’m holding then. I get REB and BLK are needs, but I’d try to address other ways. Hmmm, ya know I’m not against it, but I dunno if either do enough for ya, I’d rather stream big man stats

  9. Trul says:
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    My ibaka+mirotic for his bosh+middleton, what do you think?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Trul: Hmmm, if your BLK were really solid I think I like it

  10. Eddie Rooskie says:
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    The curse of the Poison Goose is real! Hype train official dererailed!

    On a more serious note, there I was a few days ago getting Ibaka for Gortat, but it seems like the Polish Hammer ate some magical mushrooms over there and is still flying. I know Serge will turn it around but I just had to vent because I lost the week 4-5 by a few rebounds 🙁

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Eddie Rooskie: Hah let’s hope that it’s not a curse!

      Uggghhhhh damn that sucks, but yeah Ibaka is def the guy to have

  11. Charlie says:
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    Is it time to move on from Mudiay??? Been holding for the past few weeks hoping he starts to play better but the 12 minutes seems like he’s prime for a role reduction.

    • Slim

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      @Charlie: I dropped him from a team that was heavy guards and not punting any cats. I kept him on a punt FT team, for now. The 12 min were injury related so I wouldn’t look to much into that.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Charlie: @Slim: Yeah the minutes were due to a sore ankle that didn’t get loose coming into the game. I’m moving on if needing to stream, holding if I need PG depth

        • Slim

          Slim says:
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          @JB Gilpin: And…. Mudiay is gone from both my teams.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Charlie: @Slim: Wow yeah doesn’t sound that great, moving on as well

  12. TheJohn says:
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    what do u think of aldridge and oladipo for the rest of the season? any chance to break top 50?

    is crowder the new danny green?

    would it work to package those two for some elite player LOVE, Klay, IT3, or anyone? i need assist/3’s but if i lose aldridge then mayb some rebound also…

    some of my other player i can package… hill crowder matt barnes… ellis on the wired…

    thanks!!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @TheJohn: Oh for sure, both should be a little better. Right at the edge though. Ummm, well depends on what D Green version haha

      Aldridge + Dipo for Klay? Love? I dunno, both seem not quite enough to me. I’d def get Ellis asap probably for Barnes

      • TheJohn says:
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        @JB Gilpin: not quite enough meaning i lose too much?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @TheJohn: Yeah I wouldnt give up your pair for those guys i dont think

      • TheJohn says:
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        @JB Gilpin: sorry another q…

        dipo for gallanari or lord covington?

        any medium term assist guy i should aim for (better than dipo in assist)

        thanks!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @TheJohn: I’d be fine with Gallo, but if AST is a need probably not. Burks has some nice upside now starting at PG

    • Slim

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      @TheJohn: I’d say there’s a better chance for Oladipo than Aldridge. Oladpio is showing MAJOR improvement in ast:TO ratio plus almost a block a game. He’s struggled with his shot and the steals are down but I’ll blame both on the concussion that kept him out for a few games.

      They’re pretty different. Crowder for twice the steals, Green (last year) for twice the blocks. Crowder isn’t the FG% guy that Green was but yeah someone has to take the place of Danny Green.

      Aldridge/Dipo for… I would start pretty high end. Jimmy Butler type. Maybe Hayward at the lower end.

      • TheJohn says:
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        @Slim: am looking particularly for 3’s and assist.. .some compensate rb would be nice…

        lowry… is IT3 too low? or should i just hold done and hope dipo turn good!

        thanks

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @TheJohn: I’d be good getting IT2/3 for Dipo

  13. Slim

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    Uh oh, Paul George is turning back into a pumpkin… I know no one agrees but these past couple have been rough, at least he only cost you a 2nd round pick on draft day. If only you had picked Lowry instead though… I jest of course, well only kind of really.

    Yeah I(we) deserved that game from Monta. I guess 1 good game out of the last 10 or so should keep him top 100, probably, maybe.

    Man I killed that Neto projection, sure he got a few more minutes but my stats were dead on.

    I’m with you on the Goose. These things happen when you’re so young. The stats for the 4-game week still looked good though. So not worried.

    Meyers Leonard is doing as expected, in per-36s… This isn’t about his ability so much as playing time. But since he isn’t playing big minutes (although he should) when healthy, I’m with you, he can go.

    IT2/3 has been good, but I’d bet he’s back to a boarderline top-50 guy when Smart returns to full strength. Career highs across the board for a 26 year old isn’t exactly a surprise though. I would have preferred Gallinari wasn’t top 50 instead (I know you hated my projection) but ya know… Can’t get em all right. Haha, Yahoo has him ranked like 32 overall. Wow, no, all cats are not created equal! I would rank that stat line somewhere around 60ish due to meh assists (he’s a wing, I can accept it) and very low stl/blk, not to mention the extremely poor FG%, but it’s been servicable…

    .391/.905/1.7/17.1/6.5/2.5/0.6/0.6/1.3 :35

    How close is Nerlens to droppable in a 12er? Scary thought for a guy ranked so high but .431/.565/2.9 TOs is devastatingly bad. I remember saying that to justify his high rank he would need to go .480/.700/less than 2 TOs, on top of what he did last year. Yikes.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slim: Haha true, but someone has some small sample bias! Ellis is def top 100, camon. Hahahaha yeah Neto has not been as neato with the role. At least I got you cooled on meyers.

      Gallo is 32 or IT2/3? Guessing Gallo, and booooom! Yeah a lot of people had Nerlens that high, def a hold to me. It’s been bad, but it’s the Sixers and playing next to a usage whore big. I didnt think Okafor would take 20 shots a game

  14. Clyde Prompto says:
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    I’m holding Markieff, Danny Green and Aaron Gordon because I’m a lunatic.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: I’ve let Gordon walk in the 2 12ers I had him, I never touched Green, and we still have Markieff on the only team I have him, the Y! Friends and Family. But… we’re close to letting him go too.

      Yeah, in a 12er they can all go.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Clyde Prompto: @Slim: Hah, lunacy! Agree, all 3 can go, green is the only one I’d think about

        • Clyde Prompto says:
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          @Slim: @JB Gilpin: Oh, I know they probably aren’t gonna pan out. I’m hanging around in the top 3 in my league and I think I can blow the doors off of my opponent this week even with those three dragging me down. All three were FA pickups, so I don’t have anything invested, I’m just hoping one of them hits. I can’t resist a bargain.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Clyde Prompto: Well that’s a good point, if you feel like you can ride out wins and stay on top with those guys.

  15. dom says:
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    looking at streamers tomorrow for a deepish 10 cat league (OREB). Who is Larry Nance (vs MIL)? Basketballmonster likes him for tomorrow better than J Henson (@LAL) Shumpert (@BOS) and McLemore (HOU). Do you like any of these guys?

    • Slim

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      @dom: Comparing those optinos… yeah Gimme Nance. Nance was LAL 2nd 1st round pick, around 25 (not sure exact). He’s a 22 yo 3 year starter for Wyoming (yeah I didn’t watch much Wyoming either last year). But he was the Mountain West def player of the year and from what I’ve seen he passes the eyeball test. The upside is limited since he’s an extremely low USG guy but he probably sees more minutes than those other options and he offers some boards and d-stats that the others don’t. I was surprised he passed Randle for the starting job but Nance really is a much better defender and can even run the pick-n-roll on offense. He’s a pretty solid player. Closest comp I’ve got is Dwight Powell.

      • dom says:
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        @Slim: thanks Slim. Do you like Amir Johnson better than Terrence Jones at this point? What about for tomorrow (BOS vs CLE, HOU @ SAC)

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slim: @dom: I think he was 28th, didn’t look it up though. I kinda want Henson in a vacuum for his BLK upside and hopefully some junky time. I’d stick with Tjones

  16. sajond says:
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    I dropped Burks for Patrick Beverly right before he got the starter role… Did I basketball wrong? Is there any hope for me? A quick eval would be amazingly appreciated.

    12 Team H2H 9Cat (DubDubs instead of Turnovers)

    Stephen Curry
    Elfrid Payton
    Deron Williams
    Patrick Beverly
    Michael Carter-Williams
    Nicolas Batum
    Gordon Hayward
    Jae Crowder
    Tobias Harris
    Julius Randle
    Gorgui Dieng
    Alex Len
    Marcin Gortat
    Rudy Gobert

    • JB Gilpin

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      @sajond: Hah you didn’t do basketball wrong at all, although I do like both. Although it looks like you have pretty good STL, I mighta held Burks, very close though. Ohhhhh no TO for this team, nice. Wish you had a dominant big for dubdubs, looks like you’ll be weak in big man stats until Gobert is back

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        @JB Gilpin: yeah I thought out of position blocks with pbev would outweigh pts and 3s.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @GreenBean: Well I dunno how much you can hope for there, no BLK past 5 now, they’ll filter in and out occassionally though

  17. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Weekly H2H pts, big bonus for dub-dubs, HUGE bonus for trib-dubs, generally defensive/peripheral stats are privileged over scoring and %s. Need a G and 2 Util from the following:

    G – Ellis (4G–Tor, Dal, Bk, @Mem); Beverley (4G–@Den, @Sac, @LAL, LAC); Felton (3G–Pho, @Ind, Mem)
    C – Mahinmi (4G–Tor, Dal, Bk, @Mem); Gortat (3G–@Mem, @SA, Cha)

    Also, if Felton is not one of your 3 choices, does that change if Deron Williams sits again tonight?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Steve Stevenson: Well looks like D will is playing, so he’s out for me. I think Ellis and Pbev are my for-sures. I’ll lean Mahinmi for 2nd util, not the best matchups for Gortat and only the 3

  18. I'm Harden for your love says:
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    Did you say you would take Lowry over Paul George for the rest of the season?

  19. Scott says:
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    Looks like I’m punting with my GSW-themed team this week!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: Haha oh no! Yeah tough week for GSW heavy teams ha

  20. Scott says:
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    So, hang on to Jeremy Lamb, or stream his spot?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: Probably streaming unless very deep league

  21. miles proudfoot says:
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    What do you think about my Kemba and Wiggins for his batum and Crowder or Porzingas? Fair? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Def only doing it if Porzingis is coming back to you. If a need for a big man and you have wayyyy too many pts sure, but im likely holding

  22. Joe says:
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    9-cat h2h 10-team league. Would you do either of these?

    1. I give Teague, Covington and I get Bledsoe and Faried

    2. I give Teague, Middleton and I get Bledsoe and Faried (Middleton I could keep next year at a 10th round price)

    3. I give Teague, Covington, and Gortat and get Knight and Vucevik

    My team: Wall, Teague, Bradley, Batum, Middleton, Covington, Durant, Porzingis, Bosh, Gortat, Gobert

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe: 1. Sure! 2. Definitel! 3. Probably, not as in love with this one as first two

  23. Erik Capoccetta says:
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    Thinking about buying low on Noel by trading Dieng, do you think it will be a good move?
    Both of them are in a though timeshare with a young and promising rookie, but I see Dieng role much more decreasing than Noel.
    What do you think about it?
    Thanks for your advice man 😉

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Erik Capoccetta: Yup! I think Noel can be better and is def ahead of Dieng still for me. Upside is for sure the big play for me there, with Dieng not having as much being Dieng

      • Erik Capoccetta says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Great man thank you so much! 😉

  24. jonny says:
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    Hey JB,
    Should I pick up noel or tjones for anyone on my team:

    10 team 9 cat h2h:
    PG: paul, hill, dragic, collison, MCW
    SG: danny green, matthews
    SF: dray green, young, crowder
    PF: griffin
    C: drummond, whiteside

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jonny: Yeah Green can go, I’d get Noel. FT is already a punt and you have nice FG% so he fits well. Any time!

  25. Joe says:
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    Have J. Grant and T. Jones on my squad, Burks and Randle are on waivers. You making any moves here?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe: Given equal needs, i think I’m swapping both

  26. John says:
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    We have an owner frustrated with LaMarcus cuz his team does not board well even with him. Wants Bosh. Reggie and LMA for Bosh and Crowder? Which side you like?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @John: Defffffffff like Reggie side! Yeah you def need an upgrade to swap Bosh for LMA, but it’s worth it to get Reggie there to me

  27. justin says:
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    would u trade away marcus morris or colli for jrue holiday? 12 person, 9 cat h2h

    • draco21 says:
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      @justin: I like Jrue 2nd half of season. Morris can go if owner bites.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @justin: @draco21: Yeah I’m good with that for Morris as well

  28. Jerry says:
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    What’s going on, Jay! Dragic for LaVine? Also, do you like Ray Felton for ros if he gets the minutes? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jerry: Yo! Nah holding Dragic there still. Well “if” he got the minutes will be tough once Parsons is to 100%. I just don’t see these big minutes continue

  29. Good STUFF says:
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    Trade my bazemore for burks? Even with news that bazemore will start past tonight?

    • Good STUFF says:
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      @Good STUFF: Also thinking about trading for Thad Young. Who do you think I can use to get him? I got Oladipo, Tyreke, Porter, Bazemore, Fournier, Hayward, Mahinmi, Lauvergne, JR.. Maybe use Porter and another?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Good STUFF: Yeah I’d take Burks still. Yeah Porter is a nice sell high, I dunno if Porter+Fournier gets it done right now, but worth a shot!

        • Good STUFF says:
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          @JB Gilpin: awesome thanks as always! Hopefully he’ll take Bazemore after that big game last night. Fournier is still stinking it up right now, not sure if it’ll work.

  30. m1chael says:
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    Hey JB!

    I know this isn’t the football column but do you answer questions regarding fantasy football too?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @m1chael: Yo! Sure man, fire away! I will warn, my fantasy football prowess took a hard year this year haha, only one really good team for me

      • m1chael says:
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        @JB Gilpin: So heres my question. Same question I asked Jay from the football side of razzball.
        Who do i play?! This is my first year playing fantasy football and honestly got to first place by using reddit/razzball. It’s a .5 ppr league yahoo. standard 2 rb 2 wr 1 te 1 flex.
        Here’s my team.
        Cam
        Ben
        Julio
        Alshon J
        A Robinson
        DeVante Parker
        P Garcon
        Matt Forte
        S Draughn
        T Hightower
        Blount
        Josh Brown – k
        TB for week 15
        Buf for week 16

        • JB Gilpin

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          @m1chael: I’d prob go Cam, Julio, Alshon, Forte, Hightower, A Rob at flex. Missing a TE from your roster, if you need to add one Blount just got ruled out for season

          • m1chael says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Thanks! Oops I have walker as my te. Dropped Blount for Bryce brown last night. Would you change your lineup?

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @m1chael: Nah I think Brown is in a committee I think you’re solid!

  31. tentyme says:
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    In a 12 team h2h weekly 9 cat league would you drop j jack for p bev? Thx for the help

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tentyme: I’d likely hold Jack, but both should prob be owned

  32. Mex says:
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    Al Jefferson hit the waivers in my 8 teamer… I have Nerlens on my bench now, but I’m strong at forward. Is Al worth picking-up now or is he too risky? I’d drop either Joe Johnson or Felton, but I need a PG for Wednesday so probably JJ.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mex: Yeahhhhh, i think Jefferson for JJ is solid, then if you’re already really strong in big man stats you can explore a trade if Al looks healthy

  33. hanns says:
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    should i drop Isaiah Canaan or shane larkin for nurkic?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hanns: Sure Canaan could go for a Nurk stash

  34. Lasandro says:
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    Oof, a little premature on that Burks being the UTA starting PG from here on in call. Shame. You prematurely blew your wad on what was supposed to be a Burks run.

    Meanwhile, is it safe to basically swap Barton with Barnes, now that the latter is starting and getting mins, shots, brds and 1/1/1 lines. Doesn’t look fluky either – he looks like a perfect fit in that offense. Barton is my guy but his mins aren’t 100% safe considering he’s still coming off the bench. Clarkson has just been dropped but thinking these two are better options for D stats, brds and decent pts in my 14cat roto?

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: Apprently TJones just got poked in the eye. THIS guy and wierd injuries! Does he try to catch the ball with his face? Not touching any of these HOU bigs this season, what a joke.

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      @JB Gilpin: not to throw him into the Barton/Barnes/Clarkson/Burkes/Sweet Lou/Felton convo (REALLY interested to see how you rank these dudes, particualrly after today), but how do you rank Iggy? In my 14cat roto, his FG%, a/to and brds are really valuable. His ASTs, brds and stls are absolutely legit and there’s always the chance of heavy run in blowouts. Just interested to know your thoughts on him, since he hasn’t really had much coverage on your writeups of late. On paper, I’d prob want him over PBev for example. And talk about ASTs, Nelson is looking oh so delicious and a far better fit in the starting lienup. Think his mins are on the rise, even with mudiay returning. Hard to find good asts and 3s combo on the wire these days..

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: Apparently, Barton logged onto Razzball at half time and was so upset with his bf comparing him to Barnes that he had himself a 23/9/3/3 game. Sorry, my love! 30min+ in 7 of last 8 games. Please tell me this is ROS because it makes no sense to not play him.

      • draco21 says:
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        @Lasandro: Doenst matter if Barton comes of the bench or not. IT2/3 came of the bench and was a usage monster. Seeing Barton continue this torrid pace, albeit with more upside if Gallo gets injured.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Lasandro: @draco21: Haha well Burks is still must own in 10+ leagues for me. Neto just got run due to it being something like 88-40 at one point. Yikes yeah two eye injuries for Jones, I said on the Pod just now he needs to Horace Grant it!

          Iggy is prob still out, will lose a lot of min when Barnes back. I think you’re holding onto Barton

        • Lasandro says:
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          @jb Gilpin: damn forgot about Harrison! I was talking about Matt Barnes! How does he rank amongst the aformentioned group?

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Lasandro: No I know, I just meant H Barnes hurts Iggy when H barnes is back. M Barnes right behind barton for me, really close

  35. Dante Green says:
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    Adios Tjones

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      @Dante Green:
      Dropped this sonovabitch for Deng. I know both are injury prone guys but at least Deng is producing now and isn’t playing behind somebody else.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Dante Green: Yeah might be a few more for Jones out, I don’t mind it, but prob streaming it soon

  36. Ryan says:
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    I was very disappointed with the outcome of the LAC-DET game. Essentially, I wanted the game to be a FT shooting competition between Andre and Deandre. C’mon don’t you guys want to watch a game where they both take 34 shots from the line??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan: I know right?! I wonder if they had a gentleman’s agreement not to hack each other’s C haha

  37. Lasandro says:
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    Sorry, new thread for a new topic. KAT still the rook to own, or shall I try trading him for Goose during this mini-slump of his? I’m not entirely a fan of Mitchell’s “coaching” style, messing with KAT’s mins on the reg. Per min, I’d take Kat, still. It’s just the minutes part that worries me.. just a little.

    Never know if they unload a big during trade season, like Bjelica or Dieng, so there’s always the possibility that KAT gets heavier run post ASB. But they seem to like hoarding their talented bigs over in Minny.

    • draco21 says:
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      @Lasandro: ROS? sticking with KAT. Ain’t confident Goose can finish the season healthy.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: @draco21: Yeah gimme KAT too. Both have concerns with all the mins they’re playing, Goose is losing run at times too

  38. JG

    kw says:
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    i think i got hit with the “eye poke” injury bug. have Larkin(he avoided a DNP), Nerlens (he didn’t) and Tjones (he didn’t).

    changed my team name to DNP-Visine Reqd-SMH just have to laugh about it now (feeling of helplessness)…. LOL

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @kw: Hahahahahahaha that is incredible. And incredibly unlucky!

  39. draco21 says:
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    Dropped Tjones, Danny Green and held Noel. I kind of feel liberated.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @draco21: Nice! Yeah that would be my analysis for most 10 and 12ers too, sadly

  40. Balut says:
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    Whats up JB

    9-cat H2H 10 Team

    Guards – Westbrook, Teague, Rubio, Dragic, J. Nelson, E. Gordon
    Forwards – Middleton, Covington, T Jones, Sullinger, Teletovic
    Centers – Gortat, Monroe, Gobert

    Though my bigs are doing pretty good i think i could use more big men.
    currently tied for 9th on the league..
    but i think its time to get rid of westbrook to get some more consistent guy on my team
    what you think of Westbrook, Middleton, monroe for kawhi, jordan and bledsoe?
    my only thoughts of this one is that since spurs have good standings i can see pops sitting his starters for rest, which could hurt my stats.. and Jordan with the FT’s.

    Also, since tyson chandler will eventually head back to starter, would Len still be a good pick-up off the waiver? also Ed Davis and Jonas Valanciunas are in the waivers as well.. with nurkic on his way back i could pick up and just take possible losses for the upcoming weeks..

    Thanking ahead for ur opinions 🙂

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Balut: Yeah Gobert injury hasn’t helped. Yeah getting Bledsoe back, I think your PG depth works and I think it’s enough of a haul. When Gobert is back, you’ll be punt FT, but I think that’ll be OK. I like it. Of those, Valanciunas is the guy to own for me, but he’s not good for a punt FT team. Maybe you explore a DJ trade to a punt Ft team after that deal?

      • Balut says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks for the insight.. yeah that doesnt like a bad idea at all, DJ will be wanted from someone in need of great boards, blocks and fg% so i could probably get a deal going on after that…

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          @Balut:

          or i could do a westbrook middleton for kawhi bledsoe if the guy agrees to that then pick up valanciunas and FT will still be at bay.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Balut: Ohhhh yeah I like that the most there, that’d be a crazy good deal for you

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