Like the Sandman and Hour-Man, Stephen Curry was a golden age hero. With 31 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds, 3 threes and
22 2 steals, Curry carried his team to a win over the Mavs. He is currently ranked 47 versus his original 25 spot, but the man is producing 17.5 PPG, 5.5 APG, 2.1 3PG and 1.7 SPG. I wouldn’t kick that out of fantasy bed. Just to mix things up today, I’m only going to discuss players that entered double digits in rebounds, 5+ assists, 3 or more steals or blocks, 4+ threes or 20+ points. Sadly, I will only be discussing seven players. Just kidding! Or am I? Who knows? I guess you’ll have to find out. There’s a very real chance I missed someone that had, say, 3 steals last night. If I did, feel free to let me know and I will do nothing about it. But I’ll know. And you’ll know. We’ll know, together.
Chandler Parsons – He squeaked out a double double with 11 points and 10 rebounds to go with 5 assists and a couple of threes. He’s been averaging 14/6 with a couple of threes every night, so that makes him a hot commodity. Throw in the fact that he’s eligible at Small Forward and he’s the kind of hot you press children’s hands against to teach them the lesson to never touch a hot stove. So, hot like a stove.
Greg Smith – He played 15 minutes and finished with 8 rebounds, 3 blocks and 6 points. Those are all season highs. Enes Kanter also threw in 8 rebounds, 3 blocks and 6 points, too. He also had 3 assists. It was a banner night for bench Centers, apparently.
Jaamal Tinsley – Who had 11 assists last night? Obviously Tinsley did, it’s his blurb. He’s averaging 4.7 APG and 0.6 PPG. I think he has that backwards. Not that the reverse is all that great.
Randy Foye – He nailed 4 of 7 from downtown. Throw in two free throws and that adds up to his 14 points for the night. He has been doing well with the deep shot but his Foye-bles include a lack of assists and steals.
Maurice Williams – Willy Mo had 8 points and 7 assists. He has been handing out assists at a rate of 6.8 on the year.
Al Jefferson – He grabbed 16 boards to go with his 14 points and a block.
Roy Hibbert – Apparently the Pacers’ Public Relations Director David Bennner suggested to Dr. Hibbert that he fly his parents to all his games. They were there last night, and he scored 20 points with 12 rebounds, 3 assists, and 4 blocks. Hey, whatever works.
David West – This guy shot for 30 points, a third of which came from the free throw line, where he was perfect. He also had 4 blocks and 8 rebounds.
George Hill – It used to be you could make a phone call for a dime. Hill scored 12 points but used 5 dimes to spread the love around. Like MCI said, reach out and touch someone.
Trevor Booker – He had as many points as steals as leaves on a four leaf clover. He averages less than 1 steal a game, so this was a surprise. It wasn’t enough to catapult the Wizards to a win.
Bradley Beal – He didn’t score 20 points, but I feel like mentioning him anyway because he got 18. He hasn’t scored that many since November 10th.
Monta Ellis – In excess play time of 40 minutes, he scored 31 points with 5 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal and 6 turnovers.
Mike Dunleavy – He had 4 blocks last night. He had one all season.
Brandon Jennings – BJ missed all his shots from behind the arc, but he still finished with 10 points, 5 assists and 2 steals.
Brendan Haywood – Haywood’s been going about 7.5/7.5, but last night he grabbed 11 boards (and 6 points) to go with 2 blocks.
Kemba Walker – He shot for 19 points and swiped three balls. Lance Armstrong texted him after the game.
Ramon Sessions – Despite 5 turnovers, he still had the best game of anyone on the team, finishing with 23 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and a steal.
Devin Harris – He had a pretty uneventful performance, but he stole three, so he makes the roundup: 8 points, 3 steals, 4 rebounds, 2 threes and 1 assist were the line.
Nikola Vucevic – He only scored 5 points but did pull down 13 rebounds. He is averaging 9.7 rebounds the past week, and with this game maybe it reaches 10.0. I mean, I’m not going to do the math. The only math I need to know is how many buffalo wings I can get for $10.
Danilo Gallinari – The Rooster crowed 3 times, by which I mean he had 3 assists, which went with his team leading 26 points (2-3 from deep), 5 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block.
Andre Miller – He played about 30 minutes for a mere 6 points but an impressive 8 assists and 3 steals. He has been okay with assists but has not been able to compete as a Point Guard. Even ignoring the mega-assist guys like Rondo and Paul, 23 PG have more than 6 assists per night. That would be doable if he had other strong aspects to his game. 0.8 SPG? 0.4 3PG? I had a dog look at that those numbers and he said “woof.” I asked him what he thought of his chances for improvement and the dog said “ruff.” Then we were kicked out of the talent agency and the dog turned to me and said “Why are you butchering this routine?”
Kenneth Faried – He had the mirrored double double with 13 points and 13 rebounds. It was his 7th double double all season.
Ty Lawson – He had as many turnovers as rebounds (5), but otherwise had a decent line with 4 assists, 3 steals and 9 points. The assists aren’t that impressive when you consider that is his lowest output for the season. The unimpressive just became impressive.
Rudy Gay – He focused all his energies on scoring, reaching 22 points. He also had 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 4 personal fouls and 4 turnovers. Come on, guys, just give him the rock!
Marc Gasol – The younger Gasol shot for 16 points, 6 rebounds and 1 block, which is okay for a Center, but he also had 5 assists and 2 steals. He leads all Centers with 4.6 APG.
Zach Randolph – Another double double last night by (no surprise) Zach, who had 12 points, 13 rebounds, and 3 assists for fun. He leads both Power Forwards and Centers in RPG. That is, of course, rebounds per game and not role playing games, although he does have a level 19 cleric that he has been working on since 2003.
Mike Conley – He hit 3 of 6 from downtown but only finished with 11 points. That said, he had 8 assists and 2 steals, so like Corning, he was busy dishing.
Harrison Barnes – Harry was hot from behind the arc, knocking down 4 of 6, and finished with 20 points, plus 12 rebounds and a steal.
David Lee – He had another splendid outing, going for 17 points, 19 rebounds and 3 assists. He’s been good for 3.6 assists per night, which puts him in the top 5 for PF eligible players.
Troy Murphy – He knocked down 4 threes, so now you know he scored 12 points with 4 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 blocks and an assist. That’s a pretty solid line. Speaking of lines, it’s also completely out of line with what he normally produces.
Chris Kaman – Dominator of the Boards, thy name was Kaman: 18 points, 17 rebounds, 2 blocks. He’s had 8+ boards in the past 4 games.
Darren Collison – His 5 assists and 3 steals maybe sort of balance his 7 points (2-11 FG) and 5 turnovers. He’s usually a better shooter and not prone to so many turnovers. Maybe his hands were sweaty. I hear baby powder works.
Blake Griffin – He missed all four of his free throw attempts, the putz, but he nevertheless finished with a double double, 16/12. His rebounds have been down this year, which used to cover up his crappy FT%. If the rate continues, this would seem to indicate an alarming downward trend. November’s not the time to worry about that, but it’s something to keep in mind.
Chris Paul – He dropped 19 points to go with 8 assists and 4 rebounds. He’s still a guy that does stuff. Good stuff. High quality stuff.
Tim Duncan – Another bombastic game: 20 points, 14 rebounds, and 2 blocks. It’s like 2009-10 all over again!
O.J. Mayo – He’s one of the big stories of the young year, and again he put up an astonishing 27 points (including 3 of 6 from downtown), plus 5 boards, 4 dimes, and 2 steals. He probably can’t keep it up (I hope he does, I drafted him in one RCL), but right now he’s ranked 7th in PPG and 1st in 3PG.