Well, I do keep my eyes open all the time, and if you’ve been reading my thoughts on Jeremy Lin the past few weeks, you’ve heard me repeatedly say that I’m worried about lingering/long-term injury with this bad hammy strain earlier in the season.  The deathblow – for me – was when after coming back from the hammy, Lin suffered back issues, which I mentioned I had seen time and time again in baseball as a lingering effect from not having your upper leg base.  And here we go again with another hammy strain last night, again to the left hammy, the same hamstring he pulled in early November (emo band alert!).  On a VERY friendly 3-year deal in today’s market at only $38 million (thanks Razzball player pages!), I see no reason the Mess wouldn’t just shut him down another extended period of time with the injury to the same hammy, so hopefully you sold in these past couple weeks when you could.  In his stead, look for Sean Kilpatrick to play some PG again, which actually hurts his value in my eyes.  He wasn’t thriving the same way as his SG run, as he’s not a great facilitator and it jacked up his TO rate.  For deeper leagues, it puts Isaiah Whitehead back on the radar, although he will hurt your FG% and TO in some games (9/2/3/1/1 last night, but with 4 TO in 16 minutes).  Thankfully Whitehead was able to come back at exactly the right time after a few games off due to foot soreness.  And that’s not even mentioning Randy Foye and his “epic” 3/1/2 line last night, with his only FG being this one:

Hah, your final shot goes to a guy who was 0-1 in 21 minutes up until that touch.  Yeesh, this team is certainly really close to the creamy nougat center of Dante’s Inferno, on maybe the 2nd or 1st Ring of Fire…  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy hoops action:

Aaron Gordon Like flan on a summer day, I just want consistency baby!  30/1/1/1/1 with no TO in 34 fantastic minutes last night, shooting 11-15 (4-4 3PTM 4-5 FT) with no TO.  Of course we’d like more boards and D stats, he’s a Vitruvian man of perfect muscle structure (I still love my wife, I promise!), and it’s annoying that in the 5 games sandwiched in between these 30+ point outbursts, he didn’t play over 29 minutes or score over 13 points (or really do anything of value, for that matter).  In 10ers, bleh, you gotta get that consistency, baby!  In anything deeper, I think you gotta be holding this guy.

Elfrid Payton Even though Christmas is over, he’s still that gorgeous Elfrid on the Shelfrid!  16/4/7/1/0 on an efficient 6-10 shooting with only 1 TO.

Chandler Parsons A new low.  After the Magic went up 36-18 in the first quarter, Plop Plop Fizz Fizdale pretty much waved the white flag and let the subs play.  12 minutes of 0/1/0/0/0 on 0-4 shooting.  Since I obviously pimped him out this preseason, I am feeling your pain.  I’m just limping my way to the calendar turn and hope it turns around from there.

Mike Conley Of the injured Grizz, at least Conley looked good!  17/2/4 on 6-8 shooting, and looks to be recapturing that early-season magic before he broke his back.

Troy Daniels 4 treys in 20 minutes, and his playing time is less predictable than Kanye West’s mood swings.

Matthew Dellavedova Shoots only 1-9, but racks up 11 assists for a dimebag.  He’s shooting 25.5% from the field the last 8 games.  I think anyone would need a dimebag to get through a slump like that!  It sucks that when he’s getting dimes, it’s just enough to keep Malcolm Brogdon from more minutes…

Tony Snell Ohhhhhhh, what’s that Snell?!  20/4/1/2/0 with 6 treys.  The Scent of a Low End ThrAGNOF!

Otto Porter “Life’s like Otto Porter’s stat lines, you never know what you’re gonna get!”  Kinda like the feeling when I watch Forrest Gump, it’s a great movie and all, but sometimes I feel like we’re exploiting the mentally handicapped…  Anyway, off that ridiculous tangent, 32/13/1/0/1 for grandpa Otto, shooting 13-18 FG with 5 treys.  I think he’s a time traveler.  He was there with Dr. Naismith and learned how to play throwing a crude leather ball into peach baskets, and it’s come full circle to the NBA.

Kyrie Irving 18/5/7 on 8-20 shooting, as the Cavs struggled in a LeBron James DNP-rest off the dramatic Christmas miracle.  Wait, Kyrie brought the miracle, why wasn’t HE given the day off?!  Bah humbug.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Don’t worry KCP, all that “perfect man” talk about Aaron Gordon has nothing to do with my obsession with you!  18/3/3/3/1 on 7-11 shooting with 4-6 treys.  In 15 Pistons wins, he’s 16.3/3.3/3.3, shooting 47.6% from the field, and hits 88.9% FT.  In 17 Pistons losses, he’s 13.3/3.5/2.5 shooting 37.4% FG 75.7% FT.  He’s kinda the key to the team…

Tobias Harris As expected, still playing great in an uber-6th man role.  21/6/4 with 3 treys on only 1 TO in 29 minutes, with Jon Leuer still in his plain Jane role, going 13/5/1/2/0 with 2 treys.  The surprise was Marcus Morris, finally breaking out of his slump for 15/5/2/3/0 with 3 treys in 36 minutes.  He’s been an absolute waffle with his minutes, his last 7 are hilarious!  37, 24, 34, 24, 39, 20, 36…  Up, down, up, down, up, down!  If history holds, he’ll be 2o-something minutes tomorrow against the Bucks and you’ll be mad you added him…  But I would probably give him an add in 12ers if you were streaming a spot.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist After bottoming out in minutes and productivity most of December, turning it on the past 3 games with a 12/10/2/0/2 line last night on 5-10 shooting in 35 minutes.  I’d be giving him an add if you need boards and sporadic D stats.

Bojan Bogdanovic Got hot off the Mess bench for 26/4/2 with 4 treys and 8-9 FT.  BoBo had scored 17 the previous 3 games combined, coming off an 0-fer.  Sorely needed for BoBo the Clown!

Dirk Nowitzki 17 minutes of 10/2/4 with 2 treys, sitting the second half.  Like The Joker says, “it’s all according to plan…”  He’s reportedly feeling well, but might sit tonight off the back-to-back either way.  Why he’s tough to own in 10ers.

Deron Williams – Grandfather time has loosened his clutch on Deron, with D-Will going 24/2/9 and 3 treys last night.  Telling everyone to sell now would be like telling the Titanic to be sure and have more life rafts.

Seth Curry One of the more surprising lines of the night.  16/1/7 with 2 treys and only 1 TO in 31 minutes.  Especially surprising with the nice run from D-Will, as the Mavs keep making their line-up smaller and smaller.  He’s been decent lately, but not above the streaming class for me in 12ers.

Aaron Brooks – Damn I lied, HERE’S the surprising line of the night!  19/4/7/0/1 out of absolutely nowhere from Brooks, shooting 6-8 FG (3-4 3PTM 4-4 FT).  Revenge game against his former Pacers!  I always though Brooks got a rotten deal in the NBA, I LOVED him that 09-10 year in Houston.  Wasn’t “great” for fantasy, but he def ended up a one-year wonder…

C.J. Miles Ugh, stupid CJ!  0-6 for a nothingburger in 25 minutes.  He was decent his last game, but yeah, in the streaming class.  Although with it early in the week, my few RCL shares I’ll hold onto before burning my streaming moves.

Nikola Mirotic Fantasy hoops’ favorite “potential” impact player got hot last night, going 20/7/0/0/0 with 3 treys.  But where’s the beef?!  Actually has been on a nice little consistent run the past 5…

Brandon Knight Speaking of hot bench players, huzzah for a D’Antoni game!  21/5/1 against the Rox.  Without steals or assists, it’s still impossible to hold this guy in 10 or 12ers.

T.J. Warren Well, the line wasn’t pretty (11/4/0/1/0 on 5-16 shooting), but at least he got 31 minutes again, and P.J. Tucker went down to 21.  We want the T between the two Js!

Marquese Chriss Slim and I really liked stashing him, and he had a nice little bounceback going 12/5/1/0/2 last night with a trey.

Montrezl Harrell Only 23 minutes, but the Rockets went small a lot of this game, and Trezl still got a 14/3/1/0/2 line on 5-6 shooting.  You’ll take it!

Karl-Anthony Towns You know when they say you have to “imagine it going in every time you shoot”?  Well, just pretend you’re KAT from last night!  8-8 FG, 3-3 3PTM, 3-3 FT.  Flawless Victory!  22/11/4/0/3 in an epic line to kick off your week.

Dwight Howard Welcome “back”!  Returned from a few games off with back issues for 20/12/2/2/1, and nearly mimicked KAT!  9-9 FG, 2-3 FT.  Although 66% from the FT line is GREAT for Dwight!

Paul Millsap Caught an elbow to the eye, but like a champion boxer, punched his way through it as best he could.  Had an awful night though, hah.  Maybe should’ve taken the TKO!  7/5/0/1/0 with 2 TO on 2-13 shooting.  “Try playing basketball blindfolded, OK?!”  That’s what his post-game interview went like… Stay tuned, as he may end up missing a game or two…

DeMar DeRozan What is this full-line about?!  20/10/7/3/0.  You’re supposed to score, and score only DeMar, sheesh!

Patrick Patterson We’ve had our fun clowning Pit Pat, but he shoved Moe Harkless in the back on a dunk in a really scary moment.

Looks like he was kinda upset about it, but yeah, no more clowning around with Pit Pat, you a meanypants.  Oh yeah fantasy, 15/8 with 5 treys.  Had really cooled off after a fun run at the beginning of the month, so I would need to see some extended success to push him ahead of the streaming ThrAGNOF class.

C.J. McCollum Tried to put the team on his back with Damian Lillard out (kankle), going 29/3/7.  Not quite enough phlegm in his Yiddish!

Nikola Jokic For the love of Jock Itch!  24/10/4/3/0 in a huge, YUGE!, turnaround against the Clippers and DeAndre Jordan last night.  32 minutes, “only” 4 fouls, and a big reacharound (aherm, sorry turnaround) game after imploding against the Clip last time.  Feeling good with your reacharound jock itch right now!

Gary Harris Dear lord I hate Gary Harris.  I tell people to calm down on him, he looks efficient and amazing, I warm up to him, and he calms down his game.  AHHHHH!  10/4/1/0/0 on 2-9 shooting, but you’re obviously holding in all leagues.  Still makes me think it might not have been worth a hold without IL spots, Gus Ayonin’!

Will Barton Ham off the bench, ham off the bench!  Sounds like some sort of weird Porky Pig quote from Space Jam 2…  23/8/6 with 3 treys in 32 sparkling minutes.  Get this guy a feature role on the Sixers or somethin’!

Jamal Crawford – 24/4/6/2/0 in 36 big minutes from the vet, helping to fill in with Chris Paul out with a hammy strain.  Nooooooo! scream CP3 owners who also own Lin!  He’s likely out again tomorrow against the Pels, but it [fingers-crossed] doesn’t sound too serious.

Austin Rivers “Daddy, our good players are hurt, lemme play, pick me!  Pick me!”  42 minutes of 19/3/5/1/0.  That said, 8-17 shooting (meh, I guess is OK) and 5 TO.  Worth a stream if you don’t mind some TO flatulence tomorrow.

Sergio Rodriguez – Willie Cauley-Stein be like, “where’s Spanish Chocolate, where’s Spanish Chocolate?! Dammit!  No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!  I mean Chocolate!”

Easiest dime ever though, EMBIIIIIID has it’s own gravitational pull!  18/3/5/3/0 for S-Rod, on a sexy efficient 7-9 FG with 4-5 treys.

Joel Embiid Speaking of EMBIIIIIIIID, someone needs to tape that up in his trousers, it keeps poking the ball away! 25/8/1/2/2 with a trey and 8-9 FT, but 8 turnovers?!  Hopefully that’s a punt cat for ya, and you’re enjoying this start to the week.

Rudy Gay The hips don’t lie, but a 17/9/2/0/1 line with a trey on 7-16 shooting with a sore hip isn’t too shabby!  4 TO though, but nice to see him back after 2 weeks on the INJ.

The Darren Collison/Ty Lawson debacle – Colly got the minutes (28 mins 9/1/4/1/0), but Saucy-McDangerous Driver got the line (20 mins 12/4/4/2/0).  I hate everything about the Kings right now, yet somehow they’ve won 4 straight and 6 out of the past 8.

 

I hope everyone had a phenomenal Christmas, and thanks to everyone for spending their Holiday Season with us!  I’ll catch you again tomorrow morning, and until then, stay comment-y Razzball Nation!

  1. Johnc says:
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    We knew Frazier would lose time eventually to Tyreke. But to get shut out by Moore and Galloway? Best PG on the wire is Mills. I already own T Jones, so yes, The Pelicans rotations suck. Ask Eric Gordon. Is it time to drop a 67 percent owned player for Mills or do I remain patient for one more game? 12 team, h2h league. My team is very strong through ten players due to some 2-1 deals. But my backbenchers are scary….. Frazier, G Harris, T Jones and Henson.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Johnc: Yeah that was odd… I think it might have been frustration at his defense with both Curry and Dwill going off? Hah well Eric Gordon got pretty consistent run last year! I still feel OK on Harris, Tjones still has his upside, but yeah Frazier and Henson are rough. I’d be good getting Mills/streaming for Frazier

      • Johnc says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        correct on Gordon’s run last year….meant very structured and confining. His praise of Dantoni is a nice dagger too. My bad move was dropping Leuer for Henson trying to pick up blocks. Oh well. Moving on.

      • Johnc says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        correct on Gordon’s run last year….meant very structured and confining. His praise of Dantoni is a nice dagger too. @JB Gilpin: My bad move was dropping Leuer for Henson trying to pick up blocks. Oh well. Moving on.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Johnc: I gotcha, yeah I buy that. Def a great change of scenery there in HOU. Meh, not like Leuer has any upside. I think it was fine!

          • Johnc says:
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            @JB Gilpin: I feel better now!

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Johnc: Hah good! Glad to help!

  2. Scott says:
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    So you’re telling me that Brandon Knight is perfect for my punt Assists and Steals team? LOL

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: Haha sure! Except you need to be OK in FG% and TO too hahaha

  3. Sports Benjamin says:
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    Who do you like ROS Aaron Gordon or Bazemore? Both infuriating to own this year. That’s in a standard 9-cat.

    And one more…In a points league, who has higher upside Len or Chriss for just this season? I would say Chriss but if Chandler gets traded thennnnn maybe Len?

    Thanks,
    Sports

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Sports Benjamin: Yeesh that’s a tough one. Ummmm, I’ll go Gordon, just for the upside. This year I’ll stick with Len, yeah with or without Chandler, I think he beats out Chriss when it’s said and done

      • Slim

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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah I’ll disagree. I don’t think Chandlers contract is tradable unless PHO eats a ton of the money. Chriss has a shot to be unleashed as an every game starter for 30 minutes, once they finally decide to let the youth run. Len maxes out at about 20-22 minutes and is a block specialist only as long as Chandler is around. Len is also a RFA after this year so he may not be a part of their long term plans like Chriss is. I’d bet on Chriss getting unleashed before Len.

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          @Sports Benjamin: @Slim: “A shot” means at some undetermined point, that i guess is later than sooner. I never said I thought Len would be unleashed. Question was “for the season” which I took as ROS, and from this point forward, I think Len holds more total value. In March? sure I would guess you’d want Chriss then

  4. Steve says:
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    CP3, Lin, Millsap owner here 🙁

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve: Ughhhhhhh, yeah that’s no fun. Luckily Lin and Millsap, your important guys, sound pretty minor

    • Crusty says:
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      @Steve:
      Injuries keep this game interesting 😉 – I own lin this year, but have owned all in previous years

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Steve: @Crusty: Why basketball and baseball are better. You have options and ingenuity to work around injuries vs football ha

  5. DC Tom says:
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    Is it time to cut bait on CJ Miles or Hood? They are both frustrating me.

    10-team H2H category league, my typical starting roster is

    G: Westbrook, Kemba, Beal, Schroder
    F: Crowder, Harkless, and either Tobias Harris, Wilson Chandler
    C: A Davis, M Gasol, Valaciunas

    Bench is thin due to Miles and Hood: CJ Miles, Hood, Monta (inj), Derrick Rose, PJ Tucker

    I count on scoring, boards, treys, FT%, assists to win, I essentially punt TOs and ignore FG%. Basically my H2H matches turn on shoring up blocks and steals, which is where I’m looking to upgrade.

    Available:

    Kidd-Gilchrist
    Montrezl Harrell
    Mirotic
    Finney-Smith
    Hollis-Jefferson
    Brogdan
    Biyombo
    Chriss
    Lyles

    I can afford to pick up a guy and wait for him to emerge in time for playoffs…I can also absorb a low-scorer (like PJ Tucker) have been considering this with Chriss, Lyles, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.

    In other words, consider this message a call out for moral support in picking Kidd-Gilchrist, despite the sour taste in my mouth!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @DC Tom: In a 10er, yeah for sure Miles can go. I would say Tucker and Ellis can go no questions asked as well. Ellis does fit your mold though… That said, losing those 3 and getting MKG, Harrell, and Mirotic would be my moves! Hah yeah MKG def was sour for a while, but they paid him pretty well, and maybe it was just a bit of a wall since he didn’t play much last year, and had to get through some tired legs and feels better now

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        @JB Gilpin: Many thanks! Making the MKG and Mirotic moves. Monta is sitting on an IR spot so not costing me bench space.

        So I take you you think Hood is worth holding on? Despite the dysentery? What’s next for him? Do they have enough fruit in Utah to avoid scurvy?

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          @DC Tom: Ahhhh gotcha, yeah might as well hold Monta. Hahaha, “you’ve died of dysentery!” As long as he avoids the Blazers on the Oregon Trail. Yeah I would keep holding

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    Good stuff.

    *give Harris a few games, last year he started slow, but then was easily top 50 the rest of the way.

    *Love everything about having Jokic and BIIID FOR cheap in my keeper, but they are both KILLING me with those fouls/kooturnovers.

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      @DORIAN:

      Ahem.. “Fouls/turnovers”

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @DORIAN: Haha awesome typo! Are fouls a cat in your league? Man I would hate that cat haha

        • DORIAN says:
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          @JB Gilpin:

          Haha, no they arent, fortunately, I’m just hating Jokic’s foul rate because he’s a per-minute monster, and those fouls are keeping him off the floor.

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            @DORIAN: True, but to be fair, his lack of assertiveness and iffy play cost him minutes earlier on. Looks locked in now tho

  7. Not Your Average Joe says:
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    Happy holidays! Now that I won some football leagues, with timely aid from Jay, I can get back to bugging you all. So lucky!

    The following players are available: Lawson (ride while hot?), Kilpatrick (too much inconsistency?), Barton (useful despite being on bench?), Ersan (few D stats but nice FG%), Biyombo (starting over Vucevic…what? DAT FT%, tho). Any changes?

    Team: Lowry, Conley, TyJo, Beal, Batum, Harkless, Parsons, Millsap, Zingis, RoLo, Gobert

    (Is Lopez a definite sell? Is TyJo gonna trend up or down ROS? Is Parsons worth holding?)

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      @Not Your Average Joe: Happy holidays man! For me, I’m just happy the nightmare of football is over haha (no titles, Panthers fan, ugh).

      Still taking long-term approach on Parsons, holding there. TyJo I think will waffle all year. Lopez – sure if you can get anything! Kilpatrick and Barton intrigue me, maybe no Lin will help him and I like his scoring. I think I would take him over Harkless. I know D stats have been mad stable, but no 3s last 4 games and kinda inconsistent everywhere else

  8. Chris says:
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    Alright JB I need some feedback. I made a trade it’s one of your boyz so be honest.

    I gave Porzingis and I got

    Kemba and Crowder

    Thoughts?

    I could have had gallinari the difference is 3 more pts from Gallinari but a fg percentage of 46 for crowder as opposed to 41 for Gallinari.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Chris: No, not the Goose! Haha that said, I think I like the deal. Yeah I like getting Crowder, despite a couple kankles last year and this yr, I think more durable. I like that one!

      • Chris says:
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        Awesome! Your seal of approva alwaysl helps. The Goose gets blocks, but I loose them anyways every week. That helped with the decision.

        • Slim

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          @Chris: Yeah I prolly pass on that one but good luck to anyone trying to get my goose. Gallo’s man value is his volume FTs, but Kemba helps quite a bit so I’d stick with Crowder probably for the dstats, hopefully, they should be better…

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Chris: @Slim: No one go after Slim’s goose! He prizes his goose!

  9. zaphrodesiac says:
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    Razzball commenter league updates, for the love of god.

    Dicks out for Harambe needs it’s own podcast, so much good shit going on.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @zaphrodesiac: Haha yeah as I warned on the last one, things a little in flux due to the holiday schedule. But actually working on this week’s now!

  10. ReverseDunk says:
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    In a vacuum would you rather have Terrence Jones or Marcus Smart?

    Thanks

    • ReverseDunk says:
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      @ReverseDunk: actually Gary Harris or Marcus Smart?!

    • Lasandro says:
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      @ReverseDunk: Harris, particularly if your league counts %s and TOs

    • Slim

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      @ReverseDunk: Yeah I’ll take Gary. Smart is pretty inconsistant and those 2 percents plus TOs aren’t worth it.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @ReverseDunk: @Lasandro: @Slim: Yup def taking Gary over both. TJones vs. Smart is interesting though, i would cop out and say that would depend on team build

  11. miles proudfoot says:
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    No %’s, punting 3s and points so going after the five remaining cats, do you like Lowry for whiteside or Draymond ? I’m thinking Draymond bc of the return in assists and over all cats. Could always stream the remaining boards and blocks that whiteside would give.

    Also, if Frazier bounces back for a game or two, Frazier and Knight for Plumlee? I feel he just would fit so well.

    Thanks!

    • miles proudfoot says:
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      @miles proudfoot: knight for Winslow?

      • Slim

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        @miles proudfoot: I’m not thrilled with Winslows TOs but in just those 5 cats I’ll take him over Knight pretty easily.

        With just those 5 cats Draymond is #1 by alot, after that I’d hold Whiteside over Lowry. I get Lowry is redic hot right now but those are mostly cats your punting anyway.

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          @miles proudfoot: @Slim: yeah I think I would take either for Lowry given the needs. I’d do Dray too, really worried about a Hassan dropoff as I wrote this morning. And yeah, given no %s, def Winslow > Knight

  12. JJ says:
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    Greetings JB!

    Owner of John Henson, for later in the season upside, would you rather roster him or

    Len
    Chriss
    Brogdon
    Bebe
    Sergio

    • Slim

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      @JJ: Late in the season I still have Chriss number 1 but of course there’s no guarantees, I just think of the group he is the most likely to see 30 minutes. 2nd is Sergio vs Henson depending on need. I don’t trust Bebe gets enough minutes to be 12er worthy on a winning team and Len won’t be unleashed as long as Chandler is there and his contract is damn near untradable. Brogdon is a solid player, but not quite consistent enough and won’t take DellaVs starting job.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @JJ: @Slim: Yo! I think I would stick with Henson. Monroe still could be dealt, and Henson could still get 30+ minutes post-trade deadline. Of course there’s no guarantee there either

  13. Lasandro says:
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    In my 10er 14 cat roto, I’m really wanting to pick MKG up as his mins may now be very secure with Belli out, and his brds and D stats have been great since. Additionally, Barton has been doing great since Harris returned, shooting much more efficiently and getting some heavy burn (perhaps in a showcase?).

    I recently grabbed J Johnson, who had himself a sweet game today (although he’s a real buzzkill at the FT line). His scoring and multi cat upside is basically a lock these days, and he may fall into more opportunities with McBob out now. My other “maybe-drop” candidates would be TyJo and Warren (who I would drop if not for his upside.. but another FT buzzkill). Think MKG, Deng and/or Barton are worth grabbing over any of these dudes?

    I would’ve included JRich in this pickup list perhaps but c’mon.. He did great today and the Rotoworld boys went bonkers over him being a must-add, BUT this came in a game with no Dragic and in a favourable matchup. TyJo is essentially this season’s 15-15 JRich, as far as being the second-most dependable guard in Miami. Chill your Rotoboner, fellas!

    Woah, you didn’t even mention ONE Miami player, I see haha. So many fantasy questions in Florida.

    • Slim

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      @Lasandro: They are all so close. I think I’d go… Barton, Tyler, Richardson, James, MKG, Deng. I imagine Deng hits the fewest of the 14 cats. MKG hits a few more but he’s so lacking across the stat sheet. James is solid in his 22-24 min role off the bench. That shouldn’t change. Tyler is playing solid and is greater than Richardson if nothing else because he’s actually healthy. Barton looks great as the 6th man on a team playing small. Yeah there’s risk of a trade but for now he should top the rest.

    • Lasandro says:
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      @Slim: LOVE the breakdown. When you take into account %s and A/To, Deng is actually very solid in my format. But I agree with you: it’s essentially having to pick 2 from TyJo, Barton and JJ. I’ll wait on @JB Gilpin and go with the consensus.

      So I guess Warren isn’t a drop in this scenario? He’s certainly getting the shots, but part of his appeal was those beautiful D stats alongside the nice volume %s. That roster hasn’t changed since his injury, so I’d like to think that he can recapture the magic. OR, I can just swap him for someone comparable, a la Deng or Barton, keeping my Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder duo on MIA. Just curious..

      • Slim

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        @Lasandro: Yeah I think Warren will get close to what he was earlier. I think the steals were a bit high though so I’d bet closer to 1.0-1.2 per game. His FT% was a little wonky compared to his career so I’ll take the under of 76%. 4 3s attempted per game the last 3 games is nice but it will effect his FG% some. I’d bet he outscores everyone on this list by quite a bit, but his problem before this year was always his lack of a full stat sheet.

      • Lasandro says:
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        @jb gilpin @slim: well Barton’s gone so so stick with the two MIA boys? Deng and MKG still lookin tasty on that wire..

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slim: @Lasandro: Wait, how am I supposed to write up MIA players from the future! This was yesterday’s notes 🙂

          I mostly agree with Slim, I would still go Tyler #1 though. He’s playing crazy efficient, and I think could go nuts in the 2nd half as they trades guys and shut others down. So gimme Tyjo and Barton.

          Oh damn OK Barton gone. Ummmm, Johnson vs. MKG, ugh. I think I might gamble on MKG > JJ > Deng

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          @jb gilpin: haha you make a valid point!

          Aight, I’ll take a stab at MKG. And warren is still a hold in shallows? He’s a bit of a ScoreNOF haha

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Lasandro: Haha 🙂 Ummmm, yeah I think I’d give him a little more run, I think the %s and STL could work

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    Hark hasn’t made a 3-point shot for 4 games now but he’s provided a steal/s for at least 11 games straight and blocks for 7 straight. I mentioned to you that I’m open to the idea of moving him but Parsons is still a piece of crap right now so I changed my mind, I’ll hold for the meantime. I just hope he starts making his free-throws and 3-point shots again!

    So I recently got Knight via a trade w/c I said was a move that did not make sense at all. Lol. BUT here’s a situation, I’m in need of a PG and Brogdon is really playing well right now (had a bad game last time out though). The Bucks play tomorrow and if he manages to have a good game and still plays like 23-24 mins, man I’m going to really drop Powell for him. We are supposed to get Nog first, but going back to Knight, I will use him to get either Nog (if he gets picked up tomorrow) or Henson via a trade. That’s my plan man, Hah

    • Slim

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      @Dante Green: I have Harkless in a 12er and I’m having trouble dropping his Dstats. I could really use the 3s too though…

      Sure Brogdon will get more assists than the other 3 bigs combined and those are all in the 12er streamer class.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Dante Green: @Slim: Yeah but almost all of them are exactly 1 steal and 1 block. It’s not like he’s binging there. Over last 11 – 1.8 STL 0.8 BLK 31.5 mins. 14 games before that – 0.5 STL 0.8 BLK in 30.9 mins. I don’t think it’s going to maintain.

        Yeah all of that is streamers, I wouldn’t mind trying to get Henson if you can make that trade work

        • Slim

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          @JB Gilpin: Harkless per36 for his career is 1.6/0.9 this year its 1.4/0.9. So he should actually be a little better than he has been to date. FG% a career high, FT volume a career low (thankfully), 3pt attempts a career high, scoring a career high obvioulsy with the added FG%. boards, assists, and TOs are all at his career norms. Yeah to me this 1.5/1.0 or so is completely sustainable, as is the rest. The only thing that concerned me was a dip in minutes but those have stayed steady with Aminu back in the fold. Yahoo has him at 71 per avg and 55 overall. I can’t drop him, I need him.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Slim: @Slim: Well that gets back to the 2nd unit garbage mins vs starting mins being harder. Def a metrics whore – FG% you mentioned and the low TO. I still think you could stream it, but I wouldnt be rushing to drop him or anything

            • Dante Green says:
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              @JB Gilpin:

              Any chance Harkless becomes 1/1/1 by the end of the season?

              Thanks for everything you guys are the best!

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Dante Green: I’d say no way bc of the blocks, btu should get there in 3ptm and stl. Of course man, we try!

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