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1 hour ago, Dapro said:

If this guy can shoot 3s, hands down the best fantasy player.

His averages say he makes the same amount of threes as last year but I owned him last year and I feel like he took more threes last year compared to this year. Maybe it's because it's just so much easier for him to post up and drive this year.  

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1 hour ago, Dapro said:

If this guy can shoot 3s, hands down the best fantasy player.

 

I was thinking about this earlier, and I think I might be okay with him averaging less than a 3 per game if it means he's shooting almost .600 from the field on 20 shots every night. 

 

That said I don't know if the math supports this; if he was averaging say 1 more 3 per game (1.6), but at .500 FG% on the same number of shots, would that make him a more valuable fantasy player? 

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9 hours ago, misterj said:

 

I was thinking about this earlier, and I think I might be okay with him averaging less than a 3 per game if it means he's shooting almost .600 from the field on 20 shots every night. 

 

That said I don't know if the math supports this; if he was averaging say 1 more 3 per game (1.6), but at .500 FG% on the same number of shots, would that make him a more valuable fantasy player? 

 

No, his 3ptm is worth - 0.88 and his FG% is a astounding 3.37 so 2.49 total according to basketball monster. While 1.6 3ptm is worth 0.22 and I took Porzingis' .513 FG% on 21.5 FGA and that's worth 1.17 so 1.39 total.

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19 minutes ago, KaanYeez said:

This guy is getting dominated by the mavs right now... my lord

 

He's still a top 5 fantasy player overall no matter what, but the acquisition of a selfish score-first point guard in Eric Bledsoe certainly didn't do Giannis any favors.  Giannis is averaging 7 points less per game since the Bledsoe acquisition and his assists have gone down also.

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7 minutes ago, FootballFan101 said:

 

He's still a top 5 fantasy player overall no matter what, but the acquisition of a selfish score-first point guard in Eric Bledsoe certainly didn't do Giannis any favors.  Giannis is averaging 7 points less per game since the Bledsoe acquisition and his assists have gone down also.

 

this is what happens when jason kidd is your coach. no system in play. do whatever you want.

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5 minutes ago, FootballFan101 said:

 

He's still a top 5 fantasy player overall no matter what, but the acquisition of a selfish score-first point guard in Eric Bledsoe certainly didn't do Giannis any favors.  Giannis is averaging 7 points less per game since the Bledsoe acquisition and his assists have gone down also.

It doesn't help that they're 4-0 since the acquisition of Bledsoe.

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I'm a Mavs fan so I've seen all their games. I also have Giannis so I was expecting a monster night from him. Of course, Mavs decide to win a game when they face the Bucks. I wouldn't put it past the Mavs to collapse in the 4th though.

 

28 minutes ago, FootballFan101 said:

and his assists have gone down also

 

Ugh I need his assists too. He did just have a 7 assist game so hopefully it's not a huge issue.

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2 minutes ago, night said:

It doesn't help that they're 4-0 since the acquisition of Bledsoe.

 

The acquisition of Bledsoe wasn't a bad move for the Bucks in real life (although certainly not a move that makes them championship caliber in my opinion), but it was a negative for Giannis's fantasy value.

 

One of the things I loved about Giannis preseason is that the Bucks didn't really have any other options to run their offense through, especially with Parker injured.  By contrast, Durant and Curry have to share with each other (and with Thompson and Curry), Towns has to share with Butler, Davis has to share with Cousins, Westbrook has to share with George and Anthony.

 

Giannis lost some of that edge when the Bucks picked up Bledsoe.  Bledsoe's no star, but he's always looking to shoot (even though he isn't particularly good at it) and doesn't do a good job getting everyone involved for a point guard (never averaged more than 6.3 assists in a season).  Again, like I said before, Giannis is still a top 5 player no matter, but I wish Bledsoe hadn't had been able to whine his way out of the desert.

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1 minute ago, mas10 said:

Bledsoe is a hack and I have him in my team. Every time Giannis sucks in the defence he passes the ball to Bledsoe and he bricks them. 

 

Brogdon's a better fit with Giannis. Kidd won't bench Bledsoe though to keep him happy. What I think Kidd should do is take Middleton out early (6 mins) for Bledsoe (6th man) then sub Middleton back in for Giannis (9 mins). This way the Bucks always have 2 capable playmakers in at all times with Middleton's shooting always in there.

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11 minutes ago, FootballFan101 said:

 

The acquisition of Bledsoe wasn't a bad move for the Bucks in real life (although certainly not a move that makes them championship caliber in my opinion), but it was a negative for Giannis's fantasy value.

 

One of the things I loved about Giannis preseason is that the Bucks didn't really have any other options to run their offense through, especially with Parker injured.  By contrast, Durant and Curry have to share with each other (and with Thompson and Curry), Towns has to share with Butler, Davis has to share with Cousins, Westbrook has to share with George and Anthony.

 

Giannis lost some of that edge when the Bucks picked up Bledsoe.  Bledsoe's no star, but he's always looking to shoot (even though he isn't particularly good at it) and doesn't do a good job getting everyone involved for a point guard (never averaged more than 6.3 assists in a season).  Again, like I said before, Giannis is still a top 5 player no matter, but I wish Bledsoe hadn't had been able to whine his way out of the desert.

Yup. I own Giannis and I'm not happy that they got Bledsoe. I mean Giannis will still be Giannis and will give us monster lines. But everytime I watch their games,  it seems like Bledsoe handles the ball way too much. I still feel like they would be better with Giannis as the facilitator. I just said that it doesn't help us that they've been winning because they will let Bledsoe handle the ball more since they are winning with that. 

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3 minutes ago, night said:

Yup. I own Giannis and I'm not happy that they got Bledsoe. I mean Giannis will still be Giannis and will give us monster lines. But everytime I watch their games,  it seems like Bledsoe handles the ball way too much. I still feel like they would be better with Giannis as the facilitator. I just said that it doesn't help us that they've been winning because they will let Bledsoe handle the ball more since they are winning with that. 

Giannis can’t handle the ball if they have Bledsoe on the floor. Bledsoe can’t knock down a shot to save his life!

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8 minutes ago, night said:

Yup. I own Giannis and I'm not happy that they got Bledsoe. I mean Giannis will still be Giannis and will give us monster lines. But everytime I watch their games,  it seems like Bledsoe handles the ball way too much. I still feel like they would be better with Giannis as the facilitator. I just said that it doesn't help us that they've been winning because they will let Bledsoe handle the ball more since they are winning with that. 

 

giannis is not a good enough player maker to be facilitating. there's a reason they brought in another ball handler.

 

and these hot takes are crazy.

 

bledsoe off the bench as 6th man LOL. dont quit your day job coach.

 

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1 hour ago, taenggg said:

 

 

giannis is not a good enough player maker to be facilitating. there's a reason they brought in another ball handler.

 

and these hot takes are crazy.

 

bledsoe off the bench as 6th man LOL. dont quit your day job coach.

 

He doesn't have to facilitate from the top of the key or outside the 3pt line like a pg. He can have it from the post or from the elbows like what they've been doing the first few games. And lol at they brought a ball handler in Bledsoe. I don't think he's a better playmaker than Giannis. He's more of a shooting guard who can't shoot stuck in a pg's body. I would gladly accept Giannis deferring if he can get open drop passes for easy dunks but that's not really happening right. 

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