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Giannis Antetokounmpo has cleared the concussion protocol and will play on Thursday against the Celtics

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No one can guard him. And he can guard anyone in the league. He will win many rings.

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On 11/9/2018 at 1:03 AM, KingDURANTULA said:

made GSW look like some d-league scrubs tonight 

 

Giannis is great in real life, but fantasy-wise he's been pretty disappointing relative to his top 5 ADP.  Currently ranked outside the top 30 in fantasy.  I was expecting that he'd be a complete zero in 3PTS (despite all the preseason hype every year about him improving his 3 point shot).  What I wasn't expecting was for him to be this bad from the foul line.  He shot 77% two years ago and 76% last year.  Currently shooting an abysmal 68% this year.  With how frequently he goes to the line, that is a gigantic difference and it's absolutely killing his fantasy value.  Been a pretty huge disappointment so far this year fantasy-wise.  Hopefully he can turn it around.

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And 0 for 5 from the foul line tonight.  After two straight years where he was essentially a FT-neutral player, I certainly wasn't expecting him to be a Shaq-like negative influence in FT% this year like this.  In real-life, he's an MVP candidate.  In fantasy, he's been a huge disappointment considering his top 5 ADP.

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Punt ft% and hes still basically the second coming. Especially in a double double league, hes outperforming where I drafted him by 2 spots so no complaints here Giannis. At this point just accept the ft% punt I suppose, Davis isn’t exactly helping out in that area either

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On 11.11.2018 at 2:38 AM, FootballFan101 said:

 

Giannis is great in real life, but fantasy-wise he's been pretty disappointing relative to his top 5 ADP.  Currently ranked outside the top 30 in fantasy.  I was expecting that he'd be a complete zero in 3PTS (despite all the preseason hype every year about him improving his 3 point shot).  What I wasn't expecting was for him to be this bad from the foul line.  He shot 77% two years ago and 76% last year.  Currently shooting an abysmal 68% this year.  With how frequently he goes to the line, that is a gigantic difference and it's absolutely killing his fantasy value.  Been a pretty huge disappointment so far this year fantasy-wise.  Hopefully he can turn it around.

I agree with your statement. I received a trade offer my Giannis and Hollis Jefferson for Embiid, Doncic and Harrell. I don't know if this is fair what do you think?

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19 minutes ago, MatJak said:

I agree with your statement. I received a trade offer my Giannis and Hollis Jefferson for Embiid, Doncic and Harrell. I don't know if this is fair what do you think?

Nice try bro. Ac forum is that way

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although he is currently rank 24 in BBM for 9 CAT

rank 10 for 8 CAT

his only "weakness" is 3 pt and ft

so I keep find players with 3 pts to compensate

is that the right way to utilize him?

how do you build around him?

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26 minutes ago, Jessie said:

although he is currently rank 24 in BBM for 9 CAT

rank 10 for 8 CAT

his only "weakness" is 3 pt and ft

so I keep find players with 3 pts to compensate

is that the right way to utilize him?

how do you build around him?

Lots of 3s and FTs. I paired him with Lillard and KLove.

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On 11/21/2018 at 9:10 PM, Jessie said:

although he is currently rank 24 in BBM for 9 CAT

rank 10 for 8 CAT

his only "weakness" is 3 pt and ft

so I keep find players with 3 pts to compensate

is that the right way to utilize him?

how do you build around him?

 

Like you said the 3 pointers are easy to compensate my drafting a bunch of other 3 point shooters.  Not everyone on your team is going to be 3 point shooter anyways and you knew coming into the year that Giannis was going to be a zero in that category.

 

The much harder area to compensate is him shooting 65% from the FT line on over 8 attempts per game.  Given how often he gets there, only Gobert, Whiteside, Adams, and Drummond have provided a larger negative influence in FT% than Giannis per Basketball Monster.  In H2H leagues, that's probably fine if you are punting FT%, but in roto leagues, that's a killer.

 

It's very frustrating considering he was a career 75% foul shooter going into this year and was essentially a FT-neutral player the past two years.  He's shooting way worse from the foul line that he ever has any other year and it seems like every week his FT% goes down even more.  Everything else is good, but in roto leagues, he's been a major bust because of suddenly forgetting how to shoot free throws.

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On 11/22/2018 at 10:10 AM, Jessie said:

although he is currently rank 24 in BBM for 9 CAT

rank 10 for 8 CAT

his only "weakness" is 3 pt and ft

so I keep find players with 3 pts to compensate

is that the right way to utilize him?

how do you build around him?

 

Nope, it would be futile to build "Shooters" (3PTM and FT%) around Giannis.

 

When drafting:

Early - build around the strengths of your team

Middle - best player available / sleepers / start filling in weaker categories

Late - best player available  / sleepers start / filling in weaker categories

 

This is how I built my team w/ Giannis:

PG   R Westbrook | J Teague |  L Ball | K Dunn
SG    L Doncic | W Barton
SF    Giannis | B Ingram
PF    L Markkanen | N Mirotic | M Bagley

C    Drummond | M Harrell | D Howard | WCS

 

 

TLDR - I built him with players who has the similar profile of being able to do PTS REB AST

And then by punting FT%,  that made me focus on FG%, REB and BLK

Then rounded it out with 3PTM and TO

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1 hour ago, 12345game10 said:

surprised yall didnt punt 3s and FT

In head-to-head leagues, that's fine.  In roto leagues, if you punt multiple categories, you have no chance to win the league.  Besides Giannis was a FT neutral player the past two years ( 77% and 76%) and only very slightly below average for his career.  There was nothing at all to suggest he was going to be a total category killer like an Andre Drummond in FT% this year

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On 11/24/2018 at 10:30 AM, wisegeeks said:

 

Nope, it would be futile to build "Shooters" (3PTM and FT%) around Giannis.

 

When drafting:

Early - build around the strengths of your team

Middle - best player available / sleepers / start filling in weaker categories

Late - best player available  / sleepers start / filling in weaker categories

 

This is how I built my team w/ Giannis:

PG   R Westbrook | J Teague |  L Ball | K Dunn
SG    L Doncic | W Barton
SF    Giannis | B Ingram
PF    L Markkanen | N Mirotic | M Bagley

C    Drummond | M Harrell | D Howard | WCS

 

 

TLDR - I built him with players who has the similar profile of being able to do PTS REB AST

And then by punting FT%,  that made me focus on FG%, REB and BLK

Then rounded it out with 3PTM and TO

That's a nice team. I personally paired Giannis with Westbrook, Embiid, Middleton among others to solidify those PTS/REB/AST/STLS 

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^ I'm worried with that. At most, maybe he can take around 3 attempts per game.

Anything more than that can reduce his monster 58%-ish FG to somewhere 55%.

 

with Westbrook, Lonzo and Teague on my team I need every ounce of FG% from Giannis and Montrezl <_<

 

 

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