Have you ever gone out with a nurse, or someone in pre-med? It sounds all sexy, and I’m not gonna lie, it was, but like in all things, there are benefits, and there are drawbacks. In my case, it was a textbook situation of a little knowledge being a dangerous thing. If I had a cough – it’s malaria. Once I had an itch on my back – don’t wanna scare you, but you may have cancer. My sac a little tingly – you got the AIDS. Humph. She was wrong on almost all of those prognostications. But I can relate, because I fancy myself a bit of a B-Ball aficionado, and, really, I just read and watch a lot of the game. So when I nabbed Kobe Bryant in the 5th round in 2 leagues, I smugly patted myself on the back, letting the league know I got the steal of the draft. Mamba was gonna came back right at the beginning of the season, all pissed off, and be a ball hoggin’ menace out there. Then I got either Sanders, or Tobias, as well as Wilson Chandler, and held them on the bench also. I thought that I could outsmart the system, and it hasn’t exactly worked out that way. But I’m still hoping that Kobe can come in this Sunday, and totally redeem me. But this isn’t my diary, so let’s get to it.
So, knowledge is dangerous, potentially, I believe I have established that. If you think you can handle the danger, then read on, brave reader, read on:
Kyrie Irving PG
If you own him, you are frustrated. He has not yet lived up to first round value, where you likely took him if you’re in a 10 + team league. I took him 9th overall, in a 12 team. He scores, but his 3pt production is down, assists are down, and steals are, yep, you guessed it. Not Up. But here’s the thing. He hasn’t had a major injury, a la Derrick Rose, to justify his poor production. He simply can’t be this bad for all year. So Irving will be a textbook buy low player. Let the miser in you rejoice!
Aaron Brooks PG
I know the more educated fantasy players among you masses will snort at the thought of Brooks. He laid a 3 point dud on Saturday. But he bounced back, and the last 5 games while Jeremy Lin has been out, he has averaged 13.6/2.2/4.6/2.2/0 with 2.2 3pts per., with Saturday’s stinker. And he’s 9% owned.
I realize that this is the third PG on the list, but I only report the news, I don’t create it. Many thought that Russel Westbrook coming back would impact his production, and obviously, it has, but he is still putting up decent numbers, 14.3/3.6/3/0/.3 over his last 3, and is 18% owned, so there’s that, too.
Francisco Garcia SG, SF
I say it all the time. Well, lots of folks do, it’s a cliche: from adversity, comes opportunity. Chandler Parsons gets a wonky back, and Garcia steps up to the plate, and knocks it out the park! Or, it might be more accurate to call it a ground rule double. But he has been productive with the extra minutes, and a perfect streaming option. 13/3.8/2.2/.8/1.4 with 3 3pts over the last 5 games. 7% owned. Picante!
DeMarre Caroll SF, PF
I was wondering if the return of Kyle Korver was gonna hinder Caroll’s production. In one game, it did not, but not exactly a rainbow line either 12 pts, 7 boards, a dime, and 2 treys. Do with that what you will. But he has been terrific while Korver was out, and it’s my guess that he will have played his way into a few more minutes. Paul Milsap may be injured, which could only help DeMarre. And he will be there for you on the waiver, he’s only 16% owned. And he has simply glorious dreds, so he’s got that going for him.
Aminu was an absolute monster last game, snatching 21 boards, with 16 points, 3 steals and dime. Now, you and I both know that this is not what you should expect. But with Anthony Davis out, All the forwards get more burn. And he did have a good game the one previous. If he can get you close to a double double with steals and swats, he’s worth a spot on your bench while AD is out, and he’s only owned a paltry 14%. If you are in need of defensive stats, he’s one of the better streaming options on the waiver.
Tim Duncan PF, C
Timmay! He has been a joy to watch, year after year. And he shows no sign of slowing down, he had a monstrous 23/21/2/1/2 last game. Well, now is the time to sell high. Popovich is notorious for resting his players, and, let’s face it, while he is playing well now, he started the season sluggish, went all the way to the finals last year, and is 37. If you could turn Tim into, say, an injured Anthony Davis, and sit on him for 2 weeks, I would say you made off very nicely indeed. Duncan may continue to produce, so don’t look back in anger, just be glad to be with one of the nicest belles at the ball.
Eric Gordon SG
Eric has not impressed me, for where his ADP placed him. He scores, hits the odd trey, and that’s about it. But in his last two, he has dropped 3 3pts per, 17.5 points per, 2 boards, 3.5 dimes, and 4 swipes per! That is very good production. I say sell high. You will get someone of very good value, and they can deal with Gordon when he sinks back to his averages.
Ok Sports fans, That’s all I got for now. May all your deals work in your favour!