The NBA had its second triple double of the year, and it was earned by Jose Calderon. He scored 13 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds. He has been averaging a whopping 1.0 rebound per game, so this was a wee bit of a surprise. Despite that, he has been a solid source of assists and threes, and he won’t hurt you with points (11.0 per game), so it’s a bit puzzling that he is only 66% owned in Yahoo! leagues. Is there no room for a guy dishing out 6.4 dimes per night?
Bradley Beal – Made one three, but overall shot 1-6 from downtown (1-11 total) for 8 points, 3 rebounds, and a steal. His FG% hasn’t been great, and he just made it worse.
A.J. Price – Also shot like a blind opposum, going 2-12, including 1-7 from behind the arc, but did tally 6 assists, 1 steal, and 3 rebounds.
Emeka Okafor – Only 8 points, but he grabbed 9 boards and swatted 3 shots away.
Kevin Seraphin – Played 15 1/2 minutes, accumulated 5 points, 1 rebound, and 2 blocks. His PPG is (are?) 7.3 the past week versus 10.3 for the season.
Ramon Sessions – Off the bench, he had 21 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists. Nicolas Batum had 19 points, 7 rebounds, and 1 assist the night before. Just tweakin’ you Batum fans.
Brendan Haywood – Hay guyz, he scored, like, 8 points and 11 rebounds (3 offense) with a block, an assist, and 2 steals. And by “like” I mean “exactly.”
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – The Gilchrist child had 15 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block. Put your faith in Gilchrist, and you shall ascend to fantasy heaven, or at least in the neighborhood. Let’s not get overly excited, now. Some people say Gilchrist doesn’t even exist.
Ronnie Brewer – The undefeated Knicks saw 5 players on the court for 30 or more minutes and the other five players for less than 20 minutes. Brewer was the one starter who saw less than 20 minutes (17 1/2). He had 3 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist.
Raymond Felton – He had 3 threes to add to his 21 points, plus 3 boards, 5 assists, and a steal.
Jason Kidd – He played nearly 32 points and only took 4 shots (making 2, including a three), and finished with 5 points, 1 rebound, 2 dimes, and 2 steals. Boy, even Nicolas Batum does more with that much time (still tweaking you).
J.R. Smith – Averaging 34 MPG as a bench player and currently ranked #2 overall by Yahoo! fantasy sports. Last night, he scored 21 points with 2 threes, plus 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.
J.J. Redick – 18 points, 7 assists, 4 boards, 1 steal. I can probably stop mentioning him so frequently, he’s averaging 14.2 PPG and 5.3 APG.
Nikola Vucevic – J.N. Vucevic may not be producing Dwight Howard numbers, but he still had 12 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals, which is roughly in line with his season averages (the steals were a bonus).
Arron Affalo – J.A. Affalo had 13 points (2-4 from downtown), 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal and 7 turnovers. 7 is a lucky number, right?
Jonas Valanciunas – The starting Center had 9 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. He’s not seeing a lot of minutes, but hopefully that changes. If not, nothing you can do about it.
DeMar DeRozan – He played 20 fewer minutes than the night before and scored 15 points with 5 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 steals but a block. That’s still a pretty good line for a guy that played three games worth of minutes in two nights.
Roy Hibbert – He played about 24 minutes and had 6 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals and 2 blocks. The points have been sparse but he is blocking at a pace of 2.6 per game and is handing out generous assists for a Center (1.6 per game).
Gerald Green – Shot poorly where he shot at all (2-7 FG, 1-2 3P), added 5 rebounds (no assists).
Kyrie Irving – Made 14 of 14 from the free throw line, finished with 34 points, 8 assists, 3 steals. Do I always need to mention rebounds? No, I don’t. …he had 4.
Anderson Varejao – He was like the Human Torch last night, lighting up the court with 35 points, 18 rebounds (11 offensive!), 3 assists, and 2 steals.
Alonzo Gee – Played 38 minutes, scored 4 points with 1 rebound and 2 assists.
Kris Humphries – He heard I was optimistic and went for 12 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block. He couldn’t completely crush my optimism, because he ran into foul trouble.
Joe Johnson – Sockless Joe had 3 threes which went into his 25 point accumulation. What else did he do, what else did he do…5 rebounds, 6 assists, a steal and a block. Nicolas Batum called him after the game and asked Joe for advice (I tweak, I tweak).
Brook Lopez – Babblin’ Brook is averaging 2 blocks per game, but that will go up after his 4 block, 7 rebound, 23 point performance. He also threw in an assist and a steal because he’s also averaging 1 APG and 0.4 SPG.
Nicolas Batum – He scored 15 points (2-8 from downtown) to go with 7 rebounds, 5 assists, (a handsome) 3 steals, and a block. Nic Batum was jealous of…oh, wait, I’m talking about Batum.
Damian Lillard – The lead horse for rookie of the year of this month had 22 points, 9 assists and 5 three pointers.
Chuck Hayes – Charles scored 6 points and had an interesting 8 rebounds and 6 assists. If only Meyers Leonard (2/2/0/0/0) could put up Chuck Hayes numbers. Of course, when DeMarcus Cousins returns, Hayes will probably go back to producing Meyers Leonard numbers. Oy vey.
John Salmons – He had the team’s only three pointer and finished with 7 points, 2 assists and 2 steals. That fishy smell is your team if you pluck him off waivers.
Danny Green – Daniel shot 11 points (3-7 from downtown) for 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 steals. He’s been solid with points but it’s nice to see some extra rebounds and steals.
Darius Morris – He got the start for L.A. and missed all five of his shots. On the plus side, no one owns him so no one was affected.
Chris Duhon – Here’s a name I haven’t heard in a while. He had 5 points and 3 assists. I guess that’s why. The Lakers have a craptastic bench.
Pau Gasol – Let’s check in with Pau: 10 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocks. Cool.
Manu Ginobli - Didn’t even see 19 minutes but managed to chuck up 8 shots, making 1 and missing all 4 of his three point attempts.