You ever feel like you made the wrong move and it sticks with you all season? Kinda like when you go anywhere that Tehol has chosen for drinks and hook up with someone. “Something to give my dingle less tingle. Me fast want slow! Wait, no that’s Indian….” “Tea for dong!”
But sometime you make the right move. Now that I have the Sword of Destiny, it was also destiny for me to draft John Wall on a lot of my teams, a move that seemed OK while Wall worked his way back, but in the past month Wall has been unreal. (Wait, no Miami Heat streak lead? This isn’t ESPN?) He carved up the Grizzlies last night for a career-high 47 Pts on an unreal 13-22 FG and 19-24 FT. Oh and he happened to season that delicious entree with 2 3PTM 7 Rebs 8 Asts 1 Stl and 1 Blk. Needless to say, it was easily a top-5 fantasy line on the season. Huzzah for stashing! I got high on my own supply!
Let’s take a look at what else went down last night:
Jerryd Bayless - Led the Grizzlies with 17 shots, only making 5 of them. That’s not so good. But did chip in 6 Rebs and 7 Asts for a solid fantasy line minus FG%. Actually 7-straight double-digit scoring games for what I would consider a less famous JB. Worth a look.
Tobias Harris - The hype has kinda cooled down as he’s had a few duds, but continues to primarily play strong with 8-14 FG (2-3 3PTM) 5 Rebs 1 Ast and 2 Blks. Can really do it all.
Kyle O’Quinn - With Nikola Vucevic still out with an illness, O’Quinn got another start and went 6-7 FG 12 Pts and 6 Rebs in 23 minutes. In super deep leagues, he’ll give you a couple points and a couple boards with a good FG%.
LeBron James - Heat win 27 straight, LeBron was one board from a triple-dub, it’s all good in Miami and fantasy teams with Bron Bron.
Tyler Hansbrough - Another double-double. However no Asts, Stls, or Rebs. David West is slow to return from a back strain, however should be back in a few games. I wouldn’t spend the farm on bringing Psycho-T to your psycho-team.
Orlando Johnson - The fourth most famous Orlando behind 1) Orlando Jones (The Replacements – maybe the worst football movie ever made), 2) Orlando Bloom and 3) the city. With George Hill and Lance Stephenson out, Johnson got season-highs in points (15) and minutes (25). Both guards sound iffy to return, so this seems just an outlier game for Orlando J.
New Orleans Hornets - Blow out the Nuggets, ending their streak of 15-straight wins, without Greivis Vasquez or Eric Gordon. You serious?
Brian Roberts - No not the Orioles second baseman, but the Hornets rook was diming better than Dimebag Darrell. 13 Pts and 18 Asts in 41 minutes in the starting PG role. If Vasquez misses another game, Roberts is definitely worth a spot start, but it’s looking like Greivis will return Wednesday.
Ty Lawson - Still not playing, although it was probably a blessing in disguise that he missed this one, even though he was listed as Probable. The Nuggets probably thought this would be an easy win. Look for Lawson to return for the Nuggets next game to get them back to their winning ways.
Dorell Wright - As soon as you give up they suck you right back in! 5-12 FG (2-8 3PTM) 7-7 FT 19 Pts 2 Rebs 4 Asts and 3 Stls. Despite losing by 16, the 76ers were +12 with Wright on the floor. Gus Ayonin’!
Jrue Holiday - His worst game of the season. 2-8 FG 7 Pts 1 Reb 1 Ast 0 Stls 0 Blks 4 TOs and a -38 while on the floor. Yikes.
Derrick Favors - Depending on what goes down in the offseason in the Jazz front court, Favors might be in line for some huge fantasy numbers. 4-11 FG 13-10-2-0-3 in 26 mins off the bench. Those big block numbers are gonna be huge if he gets starts.
Kobe Bryant - 36 in the loss. 2-10 from downtown. Gotta think he’s settling a little with that many 3s. Not that you can really complain.
Steve Nash - 21-9-7. Do this every night!
Stephen Curry - Flirted with a triple-double as well going 25-7-10. Shot only 9-24, but was probably depressed with Davidson not beating Marquette like they should have…
Jarrett Jack - Remains fantasy usable going 9-16 FG 19 Pts 3 Rebs and 3 Asts. Gonna be a lot of meh, but you gotta hold onto him.
Game Tonight: Got highlights for Wolves @ Pistons. Yawn. I have Derrick Williams in one league, so I can hope for a career-high I guess haha. Shoot your comments below!