Paul George came into the season with some massive hype, including some by yours truly. Then Danny Granger got injured and the hype ballooned even more. The only problem was that the balloon was filled with carbon dioxide (CO2 for you nerds) and not helium. So if you learned anything from Bill Nye the Science Guy (not Mr. Wizard, he’s a dick), then you know that the balloon sunk. Shooting below 40% from the field until the past 2 games, get ready for the balloon to defy the laws of nature and begin to rise. George has exploded with a 34 point game and a 22 point game back to back (I’m writing this before Friday’s games… Morning Addendum: 22 points again last night, window closing fast if it hasn’t already). I think he’s finally beginning to grasp his role and will be ready to make the leap into the fantasy elite. In fact, it may be too late to get him but just in case somebody thinks this is a sell high opportunity, pounce on him. Kinda like how those ninja’s pounced on me this week. God I hate ninjas.
Carlos Delfino – After reading that buy on George it’s a total buzz kill to jump down to someone of Delfino’s level but at 12% owned he is readily available to help fantasy owners. I know Chandler Parsons and Patrick Patterson are rightfully getting all the buzz down in Houston, but Deflino will still be a valuable contributor. Averaging 9/4/2/1.5 with 1.5 three’s per game in 28 minutes last year, he is healthy again and has multi-cat help if you can take a slight hit in points.
Gerald Henderson – I hate Duke. Seriously, f*** Duke, but sometimes in fantasy you have to put aside your grudges and do the best thing possible to get your team to win. Averaging 15/4/2/1 last year, Henderson should get plenty of burn now that he’s healthy. Snag him off the wire if he’s still available but be warned he put up 18 points on Wednesday and 19 points last night, so act quickly.
Andrei Kirilenko – Well, well, well, AK47…. We meet again. This time you’re in the buy section instead of the sell section. See how fickle fantasy is? After beginning the season with an absolutely amazing stretch of basketball, I told you to sell before Kevin Love comes back. Well, Love is back and AK47 has been injured. He won’t put up the top 20 production from earlier, but he will still be valuable. Snipe him from someone who is too worried.
Ricky Rubio – 72% owned and supposed to be back in a week or so. Just make sure he’s not available.
Tyreke Evans – I may have mentioned this once or twice, but I hate the Kings. I’ve always been more of a republic guy myself, or hell… even an oligarchy, but Kings are the worst. They’re selfish, inconsistent, and chop their girlfriends’ heads off. The past two weeks or so Evans, has gone on a tear averaging 22/4.5/4.5/1.8/1.0 with one 3PM and shooting 50% FG, 80% FT. Sell him before he goes on a stat correction … or the police arrest him for chopping his girlfriend’s head off. His day-to-day injury may buy you the time you need to sell.
Ben Gordon – Guess who’s back… back again. Henderson’s back, sell that Ben. Seriously though, Ben Gordon is like a feast or famine receiver in fantasy football. Some nights he’s amazing and others he just stinks.
Jameer Nelson – WHAT? HE’S HEALTHY?! QUICK! SELL! SELL! SELL!
Andray Blatche – Brook Lopez will be back soon and Blatche will be sent to the bench. Has he earned more minutes? Most likely, but try and cash in on his performance if you can.