Against the terrible Bobcats and with everyone on the Knicks benched, Chris Copeland just went off. He’s always been a scorer, but made the Bobcats wish they had this guy starting all year instead of playing inconsistent minutes for the Knickerbockers. Copeland went 12-25 (4-8 3PTM) for 32 Pts 7 Rebs 2 Asts and 1 Stl. He played all but 1 minute of this game with all your New York regulars sitting this one out. I think he’s a must start in Wednesday’s finale.
The end of the NBA regular season is always rife with crazy games like this. So I’m going to try and hit on all the guys that can make an impact for you tonight as streamers and Wednesday:
Indiana Pacers @ Boston Celtics - Cancelled due to the horrible tragedy in Boston. I don’t want to labor on it too much, just don’t forget you can’t stream guys from this game. Any fringe fantasy players from these teams that won’t be in your lineup Wednesday are expendable as this game will not be rescheduled.
Iman Shumpert - Was second behind Copeland with 16 shots last night for the Knicks. He’s obviously a better shooter than that, so I think he’d be a solid fill-in play Wednesday.
Will Barton - A must play tonight, if he’s still available in your league. When Wesley Matthews went down, Barton stepped up immediately and I called him a must own then. Do I need to dial that praise down, Cornbread? Not even a huge back-patting just wanna be sure I don’t offend you. Sheesh.
Josh McRoberts - 9 Asts Saturday and 8 Monday for a big man. Actually neared a triple double in both those games. If you need all around stats, McRoberts is a great add and probably should be on the final roster of most leagues’ finales Wednesday.
John Jenkins - With only two games now tomorrow, I like Jenkins as a plug-and-play tonight if there’s no limit to roster moves. I know he was pretty brutal last game with a lot of the Hawks starters returning, but I have a feeling the Hawks lock up a big lead early to solidify the 5th spot in the playoffs and Jenkins gets a lot of run in the 2nd half.
Bismack Biyombo - Listen i don’t think this guy can ever be an effective starting C in the NBA, but he does have two straight dub-dubs and multi-block games in 5 straight. Definitely a usable player Wednesday.
Luol Deng - Just givin’ ya a shout out Prezii, Deng was money last night!
Norris Cole - Was absolutely ballin’ last night. Outplayed Kyrie Irving for the first 44 minutes and last 15 seconds. Also neared a triple double with 16 Pts 11 Rebs and 9 Asts not to mention 2 triples 1 Stl and 1 Blk. The best game in Cole’s young career and I doubt he comes close to replicating, but he’ll get minutes Wednesday with the Heat likely to bench everyone again.
Juwan Howard - Fantasy basketball 1996! Still fantasy relevant! Ok not really, but was funny to see him start and score 7 yesterday.
Dion Waiters - Sorry Birdman, but that’s a poster.
Kris Humphries - Insert obligatory joke here, but dude started and played 34 minutes and went 20-9-2 with a steal. Will probably come close to that line again Wednesday, so I like his prospect as a big you can stream in.
Andray Blatche - Also a Nets big that should end the season strong, as he went 9-21 FG 20-12-2 last night.
Andre Drummond - Fouled out with a measly 5-8 in 33 minutes. I like both the above Nets guys over Drummond Wednesday.
Monta Ellis - Went bonkers for 38 while Brandon Jennings, who was reportedly doubtful for this game, shot a horrific 1-11 in a surprise start. Maybe they shoulda rested his Achilles a little longer, but at least it looks like BJ will play Wednesday.
Kyle Korver - Also available in some leagues as a streamer, and should be a nice ThrAGNOFF for tonight.
Any other line-up questions for tonight or tomorrow? Shoot them below! I’ll have the last daily round-up tomorrow morning up to bring you that fantasy hardware.