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In a mere 27 minutes, Samuel Dalembert had 35 points on 17-21 shooting, notched 12 rebounds, dished out 2 and blocked 1. Slammy Sammy has been Silent Sammy for most of the year, with a 14/13 game on January 30 and 12/10 in January 29 being the highlights of the year. In fact, the 35 was a career high for Dalembert. If you’re thinking of getting your loved one a Vermont Teddy Bear, don’t, but also don’t get Samuel Dalembert. Like Haley’s Comet, we probably won’t see another performance like this for 90 years.

Brandon Jennings – He went for 12 points, 2 rebounds, 10 assists, 3 steals and a block, although he was silent from behind the arc and coughed up the ball 7 times. He’s not usually that turnover happy.

Jeff Teague – On the night, Teague tallied 24 points, 2 boards, 8 assists and a steal. Based on his last 3 weeks of performances, he has 3 games of double digit points, then single digits, then 3 DD, then a single, so he is due for another big game followed by a smaller output. And that’s hard science, like creationism.

Jeremy Lin – He had a nice night with 28 points (including 5 of 8 from downtown), plus 9 assists to go with a rebound and a steal. Lin has not had the season some people hoped for, but has he really had a bad season? No, he hasn’t. Especially not like our next guy…

Andre Iguodala – His slump continues with 8 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks. The peripheral stats are acceptable, but 8 points? On 9 shot attempts? Kobe does that in 1 quarter…when he’s suffering from the flu.

JaVale McGee – He played on Saturday (January 26), notched 12 points, 3 rebounds and 2 blocks. He did not play the next 3 games, then came out last night for 8 pints, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks. If he sees even marginal minutes (which is all he’s been getting), he could suddenly become a very interesting character all over again.

Roy Hibbert – Although not close to where I wanted him to be, he has been giving his owners much more than he was, and last night produced 12 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists (!) and 3 blocks.

Earl Clark – I may have reached my limit for talking about him, but he had 14 points, 12 rebounds, a steal and a block, while Pau Gasol went for 15/4/2 with 2 blocks. The Lakers won, and Gasol left the game before it was over, so I expect we’ll keep seeing Gasol and Clark: The New Adventures of Superham for the foreseeable future. Good news: it is something Gasol has been dealing with. Bad news: “I didn’t feel anything like I did” last night. Aw, I bet he says that to all the ladies.

Brook Lopez – He had a monster night, earning 30 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks. Everything you could want from a Center, plus a fancy New York address without actually paying Manhattan prices.

  1. Zandy says:
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    Who do we like as the best lottery ticket going forward (player most likely to return HUGE value) ie who would you hold in your last roster spot – 10 Team weekly H2H?

    Beasley, Mullens, Bayless, IT2, Shawn Marion, Harrison Barnes, Vince Carter, Randy Foye, Martell Webster, Jimmy Butler, Amir J

    • Zandy says:
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      @Zandy: Harkless? Speights? Singler? Caron Butler?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Zandy: Amir, Marion, Vince

      • Zandy says:
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        @ChrisV: Where would Earl Clark fall within those guys?

        • ChrisV

          ChrisV says:
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          @Zandy: He’s about on par with Amir, especially if Pau loses time

  2. Jayrock says:
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    I’m hoping we don’t see Gasol for about a month. Surprised no mention of his potentially serious injury.

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Jayrock: It was added in there after the initial publication. I have Gasol so I hope he comes back and buys me a Vermont teddy bear.

  3. Shogun says:
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    Will Brandon Jennings ever shoot better than 40% FG?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Shogun: Yes, but .418 was probably his career high.

  4. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey whats up man!!! Hey I’m so pissed I dropped robinson for Splitter but whatever.. Hey I ended up dropping Favors and picked up Speights.. Do you think he’s good or do you think I should drop one of them? If so for who? Is Randy Foye still doing his thing? Or hook me up with another name if you think Ishould drop one of them please..

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Frank Lynch: Foye is a great pick if you need points and threes, but it’s not certain he will maintain his recent assists output.

  5. Frank Lynch says:
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    Also I got 11 guys going tonight so I gotta drop 1… I got Griffen and Reddick which are game time decision. If they don’t say anything by later, which one should I bench? Also I checked and Randy Foye has been pretty hot.. Idk.. I really value your advise. Thanks

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Frank Lynch: Seems like Griffin may get another night off…

  6. Frank Lynch says:
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    On the second question I meant bench not drop.. Sorry

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