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I love all fantasy sports.  Baseball might be my favorite, just because it’s so long and hard and there’s so many guys to choose from…

But there are moments, fleeting highlights and moments, that I think make Fantasy Basketball special.  Like yesterday, with DeAndre Jordan absolutely murdah-ing Brandon Knight on the alley.  If you’re on your computer, just go to ESPN or NBA.  I mean Daaaaahhhhuuuummmm.  Lots of twitters about it, but my favorite might have been from Knight himself: “It wasn’t in the scouting reports that the clippers threw lobs lol”.  Hah!  Glad to see he isn’t in a deep depression.  Makes it more fun that everyone can smile about it.  ESPN then had a top ten of posterized moments.  All the others looked like the posterizee was about to kill the posterizer.  I’m 6’7 and I got posterized once by a guy the same height, but I didn’t know he had hops.  I just smiled and went my way, and luckily everyone didn’t go nuts/it wasn’t in front of 15,000 people.  Or else I’d be more Patrick Ewing than Brandon Knight.

Fantasy-wise, Jordan is still the barely-ownable center he has been all year.  You should get a bonus for posterized dunks.  Had one of his best games of late going 5-5 13 Pts 7 Rebs 1 Ast and 2 Blks.  Been at least 7 and 5 with a block the last five.  If you need blocks plus want to be on the edge of your seat if you only watch highlights of players on your team, give Jordan a look if he’s available.

Here’s what else went down over the weekend:

Andray Blatche - Had a silly outlier game of 9-11 FG 18 Pts 4 Rebs 2 Asts 4 Stls and a Blk in only 20 minutes Saturday night.  Inconsistency in minutes will keep this sort of line from happening again, unless there’s an injury to the starting front line.

Devin Harris - Picked him up chasing Asts in a head-to-head matchup and got 9.  Hooray para mi pickup!  Still didn’t win the category though, but at least I felt smart…

Steve Novak - White boy was absolutely silly Saturday night,  going 7-12 (5-10 3PTM) for 20 points.  Can’t do much else though, but ThrAGNOF!

Kemba Walker - Had his best game in a while, scoring the most points since Jan. 21 with 29 and adding 3 Rebs 6 Asts and 4 Stls in a shocking Charlotte loss.  OK, so it isn’t shocking.  Or a shocker.  Oh to be a Witchita State alum.

Josh McRoberts - Got the start Saturday night and fouled out in 22 minutes and did virtually nothing.  Coach K would have been crying the whole time.

Trevor Ariza - 26 (5 3PTM) and 10 but no other stats.  Who is he, Z Bo with an outside shot!?  Even though he came off the bench, played 35 minutes.  Should be owned in almost all leagues.

Anthony Davis - 20 and 18 Saturday.  Two away from a Goromotaro.  Told ya to buy the brow!

Ed Davis - Be awesome to see he and Anthony play together like the Dale and Antonio Davis-i of the Pacers in the 90s.  Be a long team with more limbs than those stupid talking trees in Lord of the Rings.  I hate those movies.  All the sudden you’re in the minority if you don’t dig quests and spells and all that hooblah.  Oh yea, fantasy basketball – E.D. went 12 and 9 with 5 blocks in another start with Z Bo out with the ankle sprain.  If Z Bo is out a few more games and you need some Swat, pick up Davis or Redbox “Collin Farrell Terrible Movies.”

Mickael Gelabale - What an awesome name.  Two straight fantasy-worthy nights getting two starting nods over the weekend with the Wolves dropping like flies.  On Saturday went 19-4-3 and a block then on Sunday went 13-3-2-1-1.  Mickael can Gel-and-Ball.  Gellin’ like… Eh, I guess the Dr. Scholl’s thing doesn’t work.  Worth a look in deep leagues if you need minutes.

Ty Lawson - Was absolutely on fire Saturday night, going 12-17 (4-4 3PTM) for 32 points.  Might need to pour some water on him like this awesome Dowling fan. Man I love that video, one of my favorite fan cam moments.

Corey Brewer - There’s that deep fantasy value!  7-13 15-2-1 and a steal.  I think Brewer can be useful.

Thomas Robinson - 8 minutes.  EIGHT MOTHER F MINUTES!  Sheesh, yea let’s unload all our PFs for a young raw talent, then never let him play.  Sorry Razzball Nation, I got duped.

Jared Dudley - Lindsey Hunter can’t figure out who is gonna round out his minutes.  Crazy that players I watched growing up are all coaches now.  Tyrone Corbin?  Let’s get Dennis Rodman to coach.  He’s already got skills managing egos.  Dudley went 8-12 (3-5 3PTM) 3 Rebs 7 Asts and 2 Stls.  The way Hunter rotates his guys, I wouldn’t trust this unless Dudley started playing 30+ minutes a night.

Monta Ellis/Brandon Jennings - Maybe the mot electric backcourt in the NBA.  Put up 102 points over the weekend.  I tried to electrocute my backcourt for my Jackass audition.   Gave new meaning to I.B.S.

Nate Robinson - I’ve probably used my “I’m not a fan of” quota on Robinson, but with yet another start and yet another DNP from Hinrich, Robinson went 8-19 (2-8 3PTM) 4 Rebs 8 Asts and 4 Stls.  Hinrich was in a boot up until yesterday, so Robinson could have a little value until he’s back.  Or until Derrick Rose is back.  Oh no, not this can of worms…

Dwight Howard - 16 and 21.  Another near Goromotaro.  Has at least 16-13 and 4 Blks through the last three.  Fantasy Superman!

Kyrie Irving - Injured his shoulder yesterday.  I have a feeling he’ll miss at least a game.  Need to get him some bubble wrap to play in.

Alan Anderson - Playing like it’s November.  With Rudy Gay missing Sunday’s game with back issues, Anderson got some extended run.  If Gay is out another game or two, Anderson is a great ThrAGNOF pickup.

Thaddeus Young - Sounds like a name from Immortals.  Been huge lately, going 13-17 Sunday for 26-12-2 with 5 Stls.  Too bad the Sixers can’s win anything.

Tobias Harris - Now a starter!  38 minutes!  Wasn’t huge, but 15 Pts 7 Rebs 3 Asts and 2 Blks.  Too much to call him the Jeremy Lin of 2013?

 

Games Tonight: OKC @ SAS then NYK GSW.  Man is that a sick back-to-back.  Probably will be all over my twitter.  Follow me @jbgilpin for live analysis!  As always, leave your comments below Razzball Nation.

14 Responses

  1. Frank Lynch says:
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    Nice job on the blog… Heyyour website isn’t working on my computer. Has anybody else having problems?? I’m on my phone but hey i clinched the playoffs and the buy week!! Now I can ‘wait 2 weeks instead of 1 to wait for Rose.. Do u think this hamstring problem is gonna last or do u think he’s not even gonna be ready by then??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank Lynch: Thanks man! Yup we switched servers. Try clearing your cache and closing your browser then relaunching, it should come up fine. Nice! Byes are always nice. I think the hammy’s might be what’s held him back this extended time anyway. I’m still sticking with my guess of exactly a week away.

  2. gslayton says:
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    Hey, who do you guys think will benefit most from Amare’s injury/surgery?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @gslayton: Obviously J.R. Smith will get a few extra shots, but I think Raymond Felton will have to be a bit more of a scorer like we saw in the beginning of the year as well will benefit.

  3. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey do you think I should drop kevin martin and pickup Reggie Evans???

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank Lynch: Nah I wouldn’t, he had the one monster game and a solid game before it, but last two have been back to the usual. Plus you get some rough FT% (5-16 a few games back)!

  4. Starks says:
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    Hey JB – Thanks for all of your help in the past. It’s now time to finalize the teams that we want to head into the playoffs with. Someone dropped AK-47. I know it’s risky because he MAY come back this week but I have a choice of either Jarrett Jack and DeMar DeRozan to drop to add him. Plus, Minnesota’s number of games during playoff time is only matched by NY’s. This is for an 8-team, h2h, total fantasy points team. Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Starks: No I would stand pat. Definitely wouldn’t let go of DeRozan, Yea Jack has fallen off a bit, but I think he has more upside and stability than risking picking up a hurt AK.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Starks: Thanks for reading!

  5. Zandy says:
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    Someone just dropped Shawn Marion in my 10 team weekly h2h. Pick him up and drop Tobias Harris or Ariza or Mo Williams?

    I have rubio, wall, teague and conley so mo will is just to make sure no one in my league can match up with me in pgs

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zandy: Geez Zandy, is there a roll of quarters in my pocket or am I just astounded in your PGs? Nah I think I stay where I am, apparently Marion’s contusion is still bothering him. Mo hasn’t been huge, but has been decent and will improve working his way back.

  6. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey buddy whats up.. I never noticed till now and never ran into this problem untill this friday. Friday night I don’t have a PF.. Blake Griffen is my only PF I just noticed. I guess He just always played every friday.. Is it a big problem going into playoffs or should I just leave it??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank Lynch: I wouldn’t worry about it if this is the only time you’ve noticed. I think you’ll be fine.

  7. Frank Lynch says:
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    Also not only did i clinch playoff birth,i also clinched the first week buy so that will give me 2 weeks to sit on Rose.. Cool right.. What the Fuck is this now his knee/hamstrings are hurting n holding him back?? Is this something to be scared of ourdo u thinkI’m good cause the extra week?

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