“Deer in the headlights”. Makes sense for this team! And it starts with the pack leader Mr. Larry Drew, who we’ve slammed on ad nauseam here on Razzball hoops. But to rub salt on the wound, or in Milwaukee’s case I guess it would be to leave out a salt lick, both fantasy relevant Bucks bigs are hurt. Larry Sanders – who was first reported to just having blurry vision after being poked in the eye – actually has a fractured orbital bone. Could this have actually happened later that night at a Milwaukee nightclub receiving a right hook from a bouncer? Maybe! I’m just excited to see Sanders in rec specs. All he’ll need to do now is grow a goatee and dye it white and he really will be Colonel Sanders! Then to top it off, John Henson rolled his ankle last night landing on Zaza Pachulia‘s foot. Zaza was like, “Henson, is this your ankle? It struck my foot!” No updates on the severity, but we saw how long they waited to bring him back from that wrist injury so I’m a little sceered. For Sanders, I’d try and wait until he sees the specialist today to tell him how jacked up his eye socket is. It’s been suggested it could be 1-6 weeks, so if indeed closer to the full 6 weeks and you’re barely hangin’ by a thread I think you have to cut him loose. Tough to take a 0 the last weeks before the playoffs. Henson is another wait and see, but I doubt it will be nearly that long. But in both cases, if you’re in H2H and really needing a win this week, I couldn’t fault losing either in a All-Star Weekend shortened matchup. An extra start means even that much more in a week like this one. Sure someone will probably scoop up your Bucks roadkill to cook into their Chinese Food, but hey, at least it’s not in your dinner. Zaza is worth a look himself as a streamer in the interim. Here’s what else I saw last night in fantasy hoops:
Marreese Speights – The ace of Speighhhhhhhts! Oh man, couldn’t wait to bust that one out again! I screech that out loud every time I type it. Exploded for 32/8/1/0/3 in the Warriors blowout of the Sixers. Shot 12-15, hit a trey, and was unstoppable. “He’s a good shooter when he’s on!” Before anyone gets excited, who were the Warriors facing? That’s right, the 76ers. Plus no Andrew Bogut or Jermaine O’Neal. Nothing to see here.
David Lee – Well, at least one of the other GS big men could make it back! 13/13/4/1/1 in 31 solid minutes.
Draymond Green – Continues to start over Harrison Barnes. Well, Barnes would be a tiny NBA PF, but still, Green is playing decent and even pretty good last night. 11/11/1/0/4 with a trey. But, as we’ve said just as ad nauseam as hating on Drew, it was against the Sixers!
Andre Iguodala – Rainbow line! 11/7/6/2/2. What we love to see.
Quincy Miller – Started at the 2 over Evan Fournier with Ty Lawson out. Damn you Brian Shaw! I think he hates the Virgin because it reminds him how immoral he is… Wow, too far! I just wanna see the Virgin get 30 mins a game again! Miller was awful, Fournier wasn’t much better, this game was a mess.
Randy Foye – Shot 2-13. But did hand out a dimebag! Pretty much the only fantasy positive in this game for the Nugs.
Roy Hibbert – Oh man! Just a steal away! 14/12/2/1/4. He’s gotta have, like, 9 inches on J.J. Hickson. Hah, it’s not that bad, but man, that tipoff must’ve been so anticlimactic…
George Hill – After the huge breakout Friday night, two straight ho-hum but usable games. 10/7/5/2/0 and was owned in way too many leagues for too long, but you might get lucky and have him on the wire in really shallow leagues.
Tyreke Evans – 23/5/10/3/0 after getting a non-injury DNP Coach’s Decision. Tactics be workin’! Kinda like Tic Tacs be workin’. New advertising campaign! Evans has been so friggin’ inconsistent, but showed you last night why he needs to be owned in most leagues.
Pelicans Funny Stat – So I look over and see they had four blocks. Anthony Davis? Zero blocks! So without looking, guess who you think had em. 1 went to Eric Gordon. Nice work. A little random. But there’s three left. Guesses? Place your bets! If you had all three on Luke Babbitt then you’re the king of the world! What the hey?! Babbitt is more of a ThrAGNOF than anything else, but I guess when his name is what it is, he has to have some hop in his step…
Kyle Lowry – The magic is still yet to end. My bad telling you to sell high all year. His oft-injured career had an eye in the Hurricane in 13-14.
Patrick Patterson – Got the start for Amir Johnson. And boy was it a beaut! 7-11 FG (3-5 3PTM 5-6 FT) 22/6/2. I pumped him hard as a deep league option and he’s playing well. 33 minutes in the start to Tyler Hansbrough‘s 15 off the bench. Pit Pat has taken over!
Danny Green – Ehrmmm… Yeah… Matchup looked good on paper! Cue The Price is Right womp womp sound…
Cory Joseph – 11/3/9. So close to a dimebag off the bench! We don’t call that bench warmer we call it bench blazer…
Kyle Sigler – Mo Cheeks gets fired and they’re still starting Singler?! Well, I guess they can’t argue with the results being the Spurs… But get KCP back in there!
Kelly Olynyk – Double double off the bench for 14/11/3 in only 21 minutes. Turned being the water boy into wine!
Brandon Knight – Might be, nay, is, the most consistent player Milwaukee has had all year. Remember the hamstring issues and how uncertain he was gonna be? Pretty remarkable.
Dwight Howard – Let’s play, “where’s the stat killer!” 18/15, good, 2 assists and a steal from a big, nice, we like! 3 blocks, that’s tasty, 4-5 FT?! What is this, The Twilight Zone? But no, it’s 6 TOs! “Hey Dwight, we’re the team in red!”
Patrick Beverley – Double digits in 4 of the past 6 games averaging over 2 steals per in that timeframe. 14/5/2/3/0 with four treys and 0 TOs last night. That’s efficiency, Dwight! We still like PBev here in Razzball Nation.
Chase Budinger – 15/7 after putting up 19 last game. 28 minutes in the start and jacked up 14 shots. Sounds like Budinger to me! But the minutes and ThrAGNOF-ness make him worth a look in deepers.
I hope everyone had a solid start to this shortened week, and if you love in the Southeast, drive safe in this weather!