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Alexey Shved scored 17 points last night in Philadelphia making it three straight 15+ point games (17, 16, 17) in a row now.  He chipped in 4 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 block, and hit four three pointers. Not too bad for a guy who’s just 15% owned in yahoo leagues. That’s what she Shved! Ha! Anyway, there’s some concern with his minutes, however, but Shvedy lead all players last night with 29 minutes. J.J. Barea also had a good game with 11 points and 10 assists in 27 minutes, and starting point guard Luke “Star Wars reference” Ridnour had 10 points and 4 assists in 21 minutes. Rick Adelman thinks Shved could be “The Answer” at shooting guard for the Wolves. And that’s me quoting someone paraphrasing someone tweeting someone else. Either way, Shved is likely to see plenty of time on the court and could be worth a look for your fantasy team.

Here’s what else happened Tuesday night in fantasy basketball:

Lebron James - 26 pts, 13 reb, 11 ast, 3 stl, 2 blk. The triple double machine gets the first blurb because our very own James Redacted was attendance. Yup, and Bron did just about everything he could to impress James R. but he still couldn’t stop the Wiz from grabbing just their second win of the season in a huge upset. I guess those Wizards really are magic, because they definitely pulled this win out of the hat!

Chris Singleton - 9 pts, 9 reb, 3 ast, 1 blk in 35 minutes. Started in place of Kevin Seraphin (16 pts, 10 reb) and I guess they matched up much better versus the Heat this way as the move worked out and Washington got the win. Unfortunately, for Singleton this was likely a single start for him. Expect to see Seraphin start next time out, but he’s worth watching if Singleton continues to see big minutes.

Jordan Crawford - 22 pts, 6 ast. Old man voice: “I remember, back in ought-three, they had a real Michael Jordan playing for the Wizards, and they wore blue jerseys, and they still stunk but everyone was happy about it! Those were the golden years.”

Josh Howard - 16 pts, 10 reb. Howard got his second start of the season and took advantage with his best game this year. JoHo is gradually gaining a bigger role on this Wolves team, he’s a fav of Coach Rick Adelman, so if you’re the speculating type–I’d go speculate somewhere else, ahem, you ain’t welcome here.

Andray Blatche - 19 pts, 11 reb, 3 stl. Brook Lopez is still bothered by a foot, so Andray is reaping the benefits with another nice start. Worth a flier in the meantime, ‘Dray is cray, and will play, while Bropez is day-to-day.

Paul George - 34 pts, 9 reb, 3 stl, 2 ast, 2 blk. That is exactly what I am talkin’ about! Keep doing that.

Kobe Bryant - 39 pts,  6 reb, 2 stl, 2 ast. Kobe was in Mamba mode last night but apparently Snakes are no match for Rockets. #tradeeveryonebutkobe

Antawn Jamison - 15 pts, 9 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl, 3 blk, 3 3pm in 37 minutes as he started for Pau Gasol, who sat out with an injury. Antawn is still under 50% owned but should be owned everywhere by now. So go own him.

Carlos Delfino - 15 pts, 4 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl in 31 minutes. Just his second game back from a groin injury (ow, my groin!), Carlos took 10 three’s in this game. Gotta love that. The Rockets’ bench is actually a lot deeper than I originally though, with Carlos of the Fino the sixth man off the bench and even Toney Douglas (22 pts, 4 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl, 3 3pm) could provide some possible value.

Metta World Peace - 9 pts, 4 reb. This train is slowing down, and quickly. SELL Artest if you can still get any value for him, but you probably can’t. Womp womp.

Zach Randolph - 38 pts, 22 reb, 1 stl, 3 blk. This train, on the other hand, just seems to get faster and stronger every day. Z-Bo cannot be stopped! He’s, er, not-stoppable! He’s like that Denzel Washington movie, “The Train That Wouldn’t Slow Down.”

Michael Beasley - 6 pts, 2 reb, 1 blk. Beasley put up a measly 6 points? He missed 10 0f his 13 shots, and has proven to have some big problems staying consistent. If he keeps this up, he might not be in the starting line up much longer.

Luis Scola - 16 pts, 8 reb, 3 stl, 2 ast. Alternately, Scola has been playing well enough to warrant a return to the starting line up. See Beasley, Michael.

Kevin Love - 6 pts, 10 rebs, 5 ast. Not the best game from the Love Guru. I just wanted an excuse to share this video for his Coat Drive. You can have all my coats, Kevin, just promise me you’ll play saxophone at my wedding.

  1. Clever Internet Meme says:
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    In regards to the deep Rockets bench, how do you feel about Greg Smith? The one time he got minutes last year, he posted a decent statline, and the last two game, rotowire is telling me he played well (despite having the Rockets on league pass I’ve never really noticed him). Do you think he has a chance to post solid statlines playing as the big behind Asik?

    • Dan Pants

      Blairtch says:
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      @Clever Internet Meme: Yeah, I saw Smith had a career day yesterday, almost included him in the post but he didn’t make the cut. I need to see a little more from him before I add, he hasn’t been very strong in any one category yet but he also hasn’t gotten the minutes. If he continues to play like he did last night he’d be in line for a bump and then he could be worth a stash.

      • Eric says:
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        @Blairtch:

        Greg Smith is a non-factor unless Asik goes out.

  2. Big Al says:
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    Metta World or Jamison? Who holds value longer? Weekly H2h 10 teams

    • Dan Pants

      Blairtch says:
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      @Big Al: I love me some Metta, but I think Jamison will be the better bet in the long term. Historically, Antawn is the better scorer, and it doesn’t hurt that the coach like him. Even if he returns to the bench when Pau comes back, I still think Antawn is the better bet long term.

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Big Al: Also, Pau seems to be in D’Antoni’s dog house and is seeing less time when healthy.

  3. DANgerous says:
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    Would it be wise to move zbo & Felton for love & Klay ?

    • Dan Pants

      Blairtch says:
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      @DANgerous: I like both sides, but I would probably lean more towards the Love/Klay side for sure.

  4. Fahed says:
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    I just pulled it off..Sold high on Metta and Vucevic and I got Tyson Chandler and JJ reddick out of it..My team is stacked and ready to dominate. IT includes Durant/Batum/George/Dragic/Irving/Milsap/Chandler/Reddick/Monroe/Klay/Sanders/Collison/anthony davis.

    Trying to trade Davis/Milsap/Klay for Melo and Boozer . What do you think?

    • Hotrod says:
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      @Fahed:
      What is this an 8 team league?

  5. Dan Pants

    Blairtch says:
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    I think that’s a good trade, but if you drafted Davis you should be patient with him, and trading him when his value is at the lowest it will be is not being patient with the rookie. If you’ve seen enough out of Davis and think he’s a bust then by all means, trade away and get two solid studs. But can’t deny Davis and Klay’s upside, and Millsap is a great talent too. I’d hold for now, Davis’ value can only get higher.

    • Fahed says:
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      I got Davis in a trade involving me sending Evan Turner and Parson for Davis and Paul George.

      • Dan Pants

        Blairtch says:
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        @Fahed: Well that, my friend, is an excellent trade.

        • Fahed says:
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          @Blairtch:

          YEah the team I traded with was desperate..started 0-4 and was tired of his team. Got them both at there lowest ends.

    • Fahed says:
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      @Blairtch:
      I’m going to wait..I really like Davis ability to hit the ft at his position.

  6. ChrisV

    ChrisV says:
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    Yo Blairtch, would you trade Ron Artest for Marcus Thornton in a 10 team H2H league? I think Marcus is the most overrated player in the history of the universe (probably), and his stats have been in decline, but he has to be due for some correction, right?

    No, I hate him, he sucks. Tell me your opinion anyway.

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @ChrisV: I just came back in to say I still don’t like Thornton. I was way too generous in my projections.

    • Dan Pants

      Blairtch says:
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      @ChrisV: I choose death.

      No, but seriously, we know Metta can’t keep this pace up but at least he starts and plays 30+ minutes a night. Thornton will go back to the bench once Evans is healthy. He doesn’t even start on a BAD team. I think you can probs do better than Thornton in a World Peace trade right now as good as Artest has been. He won’t score as much as Marcus but he contributes in other categories unlike Thornton. However, if you need a pure scorer the trade might make sense.

      Also, this has gotta be worth something: http://www.defynewyork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Screen-shot-2012-02-13-at-4.40.30-PM.png

      • ChrisV

        ChrisV says:
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        @Blairtch: We need a Razzball licensing deal.

  7. Fahed says:
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    ALright after all I have told you so far in this post..I was just offered Kevin Love and Waiters for Batum and and klay

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Fahed: Hmmm…I’d still take the Love side.

    • Dan Pants

      Blairtch says:
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      @Fahed: Yeah, I want Love side here for sure

  8. BringDaRuckus says:
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    Who is going to be starting at PG for Miami tonight with Chalmers out? Norris Cole? Looking for a spot starter tonight who can get me some extra steals and dimes.

    • Dan Pants

      Blairtch says:
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      @BringDaRuckus: Cole is a guess, but he’s bothered by a groin injury. I could also see Allen getting the start and Wade and Lebron bringing the ball up the court. ie I don’t think a spot starter will do much good on this team, Lebron and Wade are going to hog all the stats regardless.

  9. CLK says:
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    My roster is full of wing players.
    Specifically, Danny Green, Kahwi Leonard, Kyle Korver, and Gerald Henderson.
    Now Shved is on the wire in the league I am in, should I drop any of the above for Shved?

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