Yea yea I know… Of all the “Knight” puns, that’s the best ya got?! Man did Brandon Knight have a huge game last night, notching a career-high 36 points for a 36/9/3/0/1 line shooting 13-25 and 6-12 from deep. As you all know, I was a huge Knight fan heading into the year, stuck with him, and think this is what he averages here on out. Wiggity what?! Haha, just kidding to see if you were paying attention. I’ve always liked his ability to board, he’s probably the best pure scorer on that team, and can shoot treys and drive. But I’m a little tired of the “but he doesn’t assist!” from the hate Mafia. Who gives a flip man?! Of course because he’s a PG, he gets dogged for bad Ast:TO, and listen I get it – 8 TOs last night bums hard – but if Ryan Anderson had that line last night, people would be sacrificing live chickens just to meet him. Pedro Cerrano doesn’t like when his PG doesn’t dish! “If Brandon Knight doesn’t average 8 dimes a game, I say forget you Jobu! I do it myself!” Knight will never be an elite fantasy PG, sure, but a very useful one, definitely. He just has to navigate Larry Drew’s mood swings. Get the coach some Midol! Here’s what else I saw last night in fantasy hoops:
Anthony Davis - Shocked the fantasy world with a late active designation and rocked out with his Brow out for 24/12/0/3/0 in 32 minutes off the bench shooting 10-18. Dammit my buy low window slammed shut! Adios Al-Farouq Aminu‘s fantasy value… Played 15 minutes for 6/5/0/0/0/0 with 2 TOs.
Tyreke Evans - Triple-double alert! Now if only he could use one of those doubles to keep his ankles together. Gus Ayonin’! 11/13/10 scoring all 11 points in the 4th quarter. Shot only 2-10 but hit 7-8 from the FT line, and most importantly, plyaed 33 minutes. You throw him in your lineup and sacrifice a shot of rum to Jobu and hope he stays healthy!
Los Angeles Clippers – Had only 7 guys score. But all seven for double digits! They’re like the Clippers-seven Ronin. What the hell is that 47 Ronin even about? It looks like Keanu learns kung-fu then fights some sort of CGI aliens that leaked over from Pacifc Rim. What what was Pacific Rim about? It looks like giant aliens against huge mech warriors like what we saw Ripley fight the alien in in Aliens. Wait what was Aliens about? This could go on for a while… All your Clips did about what you think the Clips would do, with Jared Dudley the biggest outlier hitting 4 treys for 20 points and is 14+ points the past three games. But he mostly doesn’t score this much at night… Mostly.
Dwayne Wade - A basketball article that started with the Bucks and the Heat/Pacers game is 400+ words in! Haaaaallelujah! 32 for Wade without doing much else. Big win for the Heat.
Paul George - 25/8/6. But the Pacers lost. So he’s not elite. Kidding James, calm your tits!
George Hill - You know, it’s tough making excuses for him these days. He’s a really efficient PG, doesn’t turn the ball over, but when he’s cold like 2-8 last night, he’s just a bum. I looked at his game log, and literally out loud was like “geez, he only has 4 assists his last three games!” Sigh. Dropping in shallower leagues, sorry I held out so long…
Alec Burks - Not huge, but if he can put up nights like this with a 30-point game under his belt upside, he’s gonna have a great year. Just that stretch early in the season he was so brutallllll… 13/6/2 with a block and a three shooting 4-9.
Trey Burke – Was a little slow-cookin’, but last week I think it was (maybe two weeks ago), I said he was about to break out hardcore. 30/7/8 with four treys. Career-high bounce back!
Tobias Harris - Starting lineup alert! Played over 34 minutes alert! What in the world?! 14/10/1/0/0 shooting 5-14 banging a three. Arron Afflalo had the sniffles though, so without him in the starting lineup if gave Harris run at the 3. Then you look at Glen Davis being awful and some other Magic Fs I don’t care about and that’s why I hate the Magic forward situation.
Victor Oladipo – Labradoodle alert! Shot only 1-12. But still went multi-cat with 3/5/2/1/1. That’s now two brutal games in a row. And time to buy low. Throw anything and everything you can at the RainbOladipo owners and I think some deals will get taken. Seriously. Do it now!
Kemba Walker - Game winner! Le Charlotte lay et on Le Canadian! I have no idea what that’s going for… 29/5/1 with 6 TOs. And I bet no one will hate on him like my boyfriend Knight! Ok, so this is only one game and that’s not a fair argument since Knight is so inconsistent, but we’re having fun here!
Al Jefferson - Told ya to buy low! 24/11. Won’t help you many other stat places but this is gonna keep rollin’.
Terrence Ross - A learning experience game. 2-9 and 1-7 from deep for only 5/4/1. It’s not like Greivis Vasquez did much better shooting 4-15, although Vasquez did rack up 8 dimes. Still holding Ross.
Jeff Teague - Triple Dubbel Stout alert! 18/8/15. That’s like a Chris Paul line! Man I love Teague. Loved him in my ranks. And somehow he’s only on one of my teams. Smh.
Kyle Korver - Got hot, going 28/4/2. All the value in scoring and [Wichita State!] threes. ThrAGNOF!
Mike Scott - Nothing too much for most leagues, but 4-5, two threes 10/2/3 with a block. I’ve always liked Scott, I thought he was good in college and has a chance to be something in the NBA if given an opportunity. Someone to keep an eye on if the Hawks lose some bigs to injury.
Andre Drummond - Dammit Burro! You call my out on the jinxing, I turn it into a joke, then he does good again! Ahhhhh! 14/16/1/0/2. Didn’t shoot a free throw. That’s how to play, Dre!
Damian Lillard - Refuses to score less than 30 points. What a selfish prick! 36/6/6/3/1 near rainbow. Who he blockin’?! Hot hot hot.
Robin Lopez - I could not hate him more. After pointing out his string of double-doubles, then calling his near foul-out last night an outlier bad game, he goes out and not only defecates the bed, but soils it, takes it to my house, sets the whole thing on fire and rings the doorbell, then does his weird, hunched-over sprint to run away. You’re dead to me Rolo. Dead.
Kevin Love - Triple double alert again! 29/15/9. He was 4 assists from a trip-dub halfway through the second quarter as the Wolves beat up the hot Blazers.
Nikola Pekovic - 30/9. December 18th will be forever “The Day of Nikola!” in Montegro. December 19th will forever be “The Birth of JB!” in Razzball holidays in the 23rd Century.
Brook Lopez - Back from the ankle. And the Nets still lost to Washington at home. #FireKidd! BroLo did what BroLo was supposed to do unlike his worthless brother, going 7-11 (nice) 22 points (nice) 8-9 FT (excellent) and 5 boards (what you sign on for).
Paul Pierce - Whoaaaaaa, is Antoine Walker back or somethin’?! 27/6/3 on 10-12 shooting. Heat check! No seriously, we need to check how far behind we are the Heat now…
Deron Williams - Another dimebag. A block away from a rainbow. After giving Jobu that shot of rum, now it’s time to light that firecracker thing-a-ma-jig that Cerrano did…
Giannis Antetokounmpo - Strating lineup alert! O.J. Mayo was out being a good guy going to his grandma’s funeral, so the Bucks started literally the tallest lineup fathomable. Knight, Giannis (at the 2!), Khris Middleton, Ersan Ilyasova and John Henson. The total height of, I dunno, one of those Pacific Rim machines… Let’s not revisit that… Giannis nearly gave us a Greek rainbow though! 10/7/2/2/1 in 42 minutes, taking only 3 shots.
Khris Middleton - It’s fitting that K Midd and a Knight would lead scoring! 8-22 for 20/9/2/1/0. Was not having a good game at all until midway through the 4th and the subsequent 2 OTs racking up an unreal 52 minutes. But you’ll take it! Still very fringe-y 12 team guy.
Terrible Turkey - Smelled up the joint like turkey left over from Thanksgiving. Oh, I’m talking about Ersan. Stinky.
Andrea Bargnani - 12 seconds to go, long rebound, we’re up 2, the shot clock is off, andddddd, immediately let’s shoot a three! While that may sound like fiction for Il Diva, it’s fact from Il Diva! Realized his mistake and immediately said my bad trying to high five everyone. What a joke. Oh yea, fantasy, he double-doubled off the bench, still getting 35 minutes and is still gonna get run without Kenyon Martin.
Tyson Chandler - Returned for 9/9 with 3 blocks. Welcome back! Had a few cramps, but unlike Mike Woodson, they were in his legs and not in his annuerized brain. I know I know, that’s mean, but man, how frustrating must it be to coach the Knicks right now! I could just see more hair follicles dying every time it cut to him on the sideline…
Beno Udrih - No Raymond Felton (still a bit) and no Pablo Prigioni (even longer), and Udrih is all that’s left! You’re going to go crazy and scoff at me, but I actually ranked Udrih in the top 200! Just thought he fit and looked good last night for 21/4/5/2/0. Worth a look.
D.J. Augustin - Speaking of veteran PGs that had no shot of anything until injuries and in Augustin’s case getting cut, but DJ for 8/9 last night with two threes is tough to pass up in deep 12 teamers and beyond. AssistNOF! Well not really, assists be hard to come by! That’s why it’s ThrAGNOF! Anyone can hit threes!
Jimmy Butler - Weird, weird game. Usually he’s multi-cat and low offense, tonight it was the opposite going 20/1/0/2/0. Still iffy on thoughts on Butler, should be owned in most leagues, but I’m not going after him or anything, still toe-worried.
Terrence Jones - A lot of “should I drop Jones for…” comments, and I’m still liking him enough in some cases. Only 2-8 last night but 5/5/6/1/1 with no TOs in 27 minutes. And I am still gonna wait for an official trade to go through before worrying about a new F taking PT. So hold for now if you have him in most situations.
Jon Leuer - The game I watched last night. Nothing jumps out stat wise, 14/1/1/1/1 on 6-10 shooting plus 2-2 from deep, but at the eye level, I tagged this highlight just for this moment. “That’s one thing I didn’t know he had in his game!” as the commentator articulated for me! Dribble drive, spin move, absorb contact and float it up! Usually I wouldn’t make that a highlight, but hey, I have the powah! I really really like Leuer.
Tony Allen - Looked like he was playing the hardest of anyone on the court. 16/11/3/3/0 night. Shot 7-17, but a lot were in-traffic putbacks (10 boards were OREB!), so it’s not like he was cold or anything. Worth a look if Mike Conley is out another game or two even in shallow leagues for streaming.
Samuel Dalembert - Almost got a rainbow line in 13:19. 8/7/1/2/2 including the highlight of the game on a putback. Loving the player hub NBA.com put up for our stuff! Sure it was in junk time, but I don’t think the Hatian Sensation is so sensational about Brandan Wright getting in there, as the commentators hit on.
Manu Ginobili - Big game alert! Put up 11 in the 4th to get the Spurs past the Suns, for a 24/6/7/2/0 night.
Tim Duncan - Rainbow Line alert! 17/13/2/2/3. If he was 24 and played every day, people would be goin’ nuts for him.
Channing Frye – I’m just not a big Frye guy. I’m more a tots or green beans kinda guy. Have you ever gotten green beans with a burger? Dude, I love green beans. I eat em with my fingers like their fries… Wow, way off the rails, Frye for 22/5/1/2/1 going 4-4 from deep. Two straight nice games, sure, and looks like a big man ThrAGNOF! Worth a stream spot if you have room to spare.
Next Game: TNT OT tonight baby! CHI @ OKC for the highlights at the bottom time scrubber. Pumped to see Serge Ibaka go off for 32/17/3/2/5. Wishful thinking my ass! So what if I have him in numerous teams?! Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow!