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  1. Demarcus Cousins 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    Fouled out but I don't think we could have asked for better in 15 minutes. As someone who watched him all last year, I thought he moved really well and overall looked good. Its obviously still a huge concern coming back from an achilles at his size but I've always thought a potential positive was that Boogie never had tremendous athleticism in terms of explosiveness or suddeness. He's just extremely skilled and pretty agile and fluid for a guy his size. So the injury may not affect his game the way it would someone who relies more on raw explosiveness. There will be nights where he probably just doesnt have it physically but I'm excited about his fantasy contributions going forward.
  2. Demarcus Cousins 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    Its definitely wishful thinking to focus entirely on the positives of playing in the GSW offense when the reality is that the negatives (coming back from achilles tear, not having played in a real game for a year, and significantly reduced minutes and usage) far outweigh the positives from a fantasy production standpoint. The volume simply will not be there for him to put up the Boogie monster numbers of years past with GSW this season. And he will have fewer overall turnovers b/c of the reduced minutes and usage but it remains to be seen if he will be overall more efficient. Again, he's coming back from a major injury and integrating into a new offense that features 3 other players who get a lot of shots and usage. I could easily see his efficiency being the same or worse with %s. I hear ya on playing with additional space and less attention from defenses but this is obviously not a situation where pre-achilles Boogie just signed with GSW and is ready to roll after a full healthy off and pre-season. Its gonna be a lesser Boogie physically (at least this 1st year back and perhaps for his career) AND he will have significantly less usage. Don't see how that's a recipe for "better than ever" from a real life or fantasy perspective. I think that entirely depends on roster options and league size/settings, etc. I dropped a player to stream earlier this week, which opened up a spot in my lineup Friday. So he's in my lineup. If I had other options, I'd likely wait a game or 2 before slotting him in over even end of bench type guys. Having said all of the above, I'm still all in on Boogie for this season as I kept him from last season and am rooting for him on a fantasy and personal level. But my expectations are pretty low, so I will have fun watching this either way.
  3. Demarcus Cousins 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    How could he not? Well, his minutes and usage will be significantly down from any point in his career and he will be the 4th option joining a core group that has already won 3 championships without him. Plus there's the whole big man coming back from one of the most devastating injuries in the sport thing. But yeah, how could he not comeback better than before...
  4. Kristaps Porzingis 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    Agreed. I'm in a limited keeper league and drafted KP entirely as an asset for next year either to keep or trade. Anything he does this year would be icing. The fact that he won't even be re-evaluated until mid February, at least as I understand it, means that he is likely to have little to no fantasy relevance this year in my view. ETA- I also have two IL spots which made drafting him a priority for me.
  5. Demarcus Cousins 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    During tonight’s broadcast Reggie Miller said Boogie would be back in 3 weeks without any further context. No idea what he’s basing that on but seems like as good a guess as any and puts him right at about a year since the injury.
  6. Reverse jinks works after seeing peeps go overboard. Seriously tho. 20 and 10 on 9/11 and 2/3 from FT. No turnovers and a block. I’ll take it. Lmao
  7. Boban has matched up really well against Nuggets. Might affect Trez’ minutes today.
  8. I don't think Dipo's presence hurts him. If anything it creates better looks for Bojan. I havent looked at usage rate numbers but I'd be surprised if its significantly different with or without Dipo being active. Bojan is not a sexy name to roster but he's one of the better value sources of pts and 3s with good efficiency IMO. He's shooting a career best 51% from the field and a pretty absurd 48% from 3 on the season. Those numbers are gonna regress but I would definitely think he's worth a roster spot in all but the shallowest of leagues. I'm talking only in terms of 9 cat. This guy has been pretty consistent and defintely worth a look in any league where he is available while he's still shooting it so well. Don't imagine there are many guys available for free who give you 2 3s, 16 pts, and high 40s to 50% FG,.
  9. Easy hold for now in deeper leagues but.... Damn homie, two weeks ago you was the man homie, WTF happened to you?!?!
  10. John Wall 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    Wall is who we thought he was. Elite assists, steals, and out of position blocks. Decent pts and 3s. Hard punt in turnovers and a liability in FTs. The turmoil around the team makes it seem like he’s having a worse season than reality. His averages are in line with his career numbers. Assists slightly down but pts are slightly up. Not sure what folks are expecting. My only complaint is the FT%. For two years folks have been saying “don’t worry, he’s 80% career.” Well he’s now down in the 60s after being in low 70s last year. Atrocious for a PG who shoots the volume he does.
  11. John Wall 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    According to Twitter he’s expecting his first child.
  12. I'm holding b/c its a deep league but watching him closely for the first time.....he's trash. He tries to do way too much on offense. Orlando lacks perimeter play makers so I guess he's trying to help fill that void. But he sucks at it and it seems to be draining his energy and affecting his shot. He's at 29% on 3s, which is 8% below is career avg and 74% on FT, which is 6 below his avg. I wish he could just focus on getting his shot back so he could at least be more consistent there, but I'm not hopeful.
  13. Pascal Siakam 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    I drafted him, dropped after slow start, then was fortunate to pick him up a week later right as he started this run. He and Harrell have turned FG into a real strength and they were both sitting there for the taking.
  14. Demarcus Cousins 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    Yeah, just looks like he is going half speed to me. He's still got at least 3 weeks to ramp up. Starting to get cautiously optimistic about his return while still not sure what to expect in terms of numbers.
  15. Damyean Dotson 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    I was on the offense on streaming Dotson until I read this. That's exactly what I need this week, went to pick him up and see he got snatched up 1 minute before this. May take a flyer on Trier instead tho he hasnt had a steal in forever.