The postseason is upon us in standard playoff leagues, and this is the last update of the fantasy regular season. My swan song if you will! My swan… Carroll? Puns! Puns! “My anaconda don’t want none unless you’ve got puns, hun!” What isn’t punny is DeMarre Carroll‘s production of late, pouncing on the hapless Bucks for 15/6/1/0/2 hitting four treys. Carroll has been all about sir-mix-a-lotting multi-cats, with three straight pretty big fantasy games hitting three+ treys in all of em. Shooting a great percentage, hitting treys, can get all the cats, what’s not to like?! And yet, still only 47% owned in Yahoo. Crazy sauce! Looking ahead to the playoff schedule – and if you haven’t yet, be sure to read up on Slim’s schedule breakdown for the three upcoming weeks (which is what I’m going to use here on out, Slim you are a saint!) – the Hawks are non-migratory and play within a temperate zone of 4 games in all three playoff weeks. So sink your talons into some DeMarre and soar into the fantasy championship to place a title trophy on your roost. Puns! Puns! Here’s what else I saw last night in fantasy action:
Mike Dunleavy - No blood no foul! Wait, there was plenty of blood… Gashed over the eye, but came back to start the second half and refound his 3-point stroke going 4-6 from deep. Was 1-14 the past four before that! Before the next Bulls game, he’s gonna have to go to a Fight Club. 21/7/2/1/0 in a nice defrosting line after being cold.
Taj Gibson - I’ve been Bullish on Taj (“Stop it with the puns today JB!!!”), but two rough ones in a row. At least both were salvaged with 2 blocks, but I don’t mind if you start playing the field with your PF options. Maybe a little speed dating. Maybe make a dating profile.
D.J. Augustin - Ohhhh, this one is for keeps. This one is Facebook official! 13/1/8/1/0 with three treys in 29 solid minutes. Kirk Hinrich actually looked like an NBA player and put up 19 in 30 minutes, and I don’t see either of those being norms. So rock on, D.J.!
Joakim Noah - If he’s not close to a triple-double, it’s now a disappointment. Which just goes to show how dominant he’s playing. Oh, and last night definitely wasn’t a disappointment!
Jeremy Lin - Led the Rockets in shots and Pts. This was a weird game. The Rockets looked way off. Not buying Lin coming on or the rest of the Rockets sucking quite this bad. Well for the most part…
Terrence Jones - 19:44 for yet another sub-20 minute game, shooting an atrocious 1-7. Did grab nine boards, but 2/9/1/2/0 and the abhorrent usage just ain’t gonna cut it!
Dwight Howard - 7 turnovers. Say whaaaaa? You’ve been Noah-ized! Rumor is, Darren Aronofsky screams that when credits roll at screenings of his new movie.
Ersan Ilyasova - Comes back from the errant DNP for 22/10/3/2/0. Ehhhh, I still just hate Ersan this year. The name on the front of the jersey hurts more than the one on the back though.
Jeff Adrien - Well, at least if you set a weekly line-up you’re feeling a little better. After the travesty that was 5 minutes on Monday at least got 18 last night for 12/6/0/2/1. It’s funny just how productive these Bucks bench bigs can be, just like how…
John Henson - … can go RAINBOW! In ya face, Drew! 12/5/2/2/2 in 25 minutes shooting 5-6 and 2-2 FT. But his production is just a blind dart throw. Or a blind jump on a jump to conclusions matt.
Pero Antic - Wasn’t great, 8/7/1/0/0 with 3 TOs, but another 26 minutes as a starting C and did hit a trey. Did you know he’s actually 31? Weird old rookies!
Jeff Teague - 22/3/8/0/2 getting it back together after a little lull there. Shot very efficiently going 7-10, 2-3 3PTM, 6-6 FT, only blemish is the 7 TOs. Against the awful Bucks at that! Take care of the ball! Triple threat position!
Ryan Kelly - You know, for all my shit-slingin’ looked pretty good! 12/4/6/0/2 in a near-rainbow shooting 4-8 (2-2 3PTM 2-2 FT). Who knows what Doh-toni will do next, but a little intrigued.
Kendall Marshall - 22 minutes. Yikes. 8/2/6/1/0 and hit a trey, but 1-4 FT?! Gotta get that shizz together. Jordan Farmar was always the better scorer, but I’ll keep sticking with Marshall out of the 2.
Xavier Henry - Got possessed by Nick Young before the game. Shot 3-14! That said, got 22 minutes and turned in a 7/5/3/3/0 line. I said a week or so ago I had a feeling he’d be fantasy relevant during the playoffs, because, well, why the hell not!? Henry is an inefficient shooter with iffy defense, which is like a D’Antoni MVP!
Serge Ibaka - What a beast. 15/13/0/2/7 with a trey for good measure. 6-9 FG 2-2 FT. My seemingly crazy rank of him is making me have a gloat-fest. I’m metaphorically jerking it to myself in the mirror.
Reggie Jackson - With Russell Westbrook playing like a G at the right time, minutes are a little tough to come by for R-Jax, but triple double flirted last night out of nowhere! Well, not really, it’s against the awful Lakers… 8/8/6 – not making too much of it.
LaMarcus Aldridge - Missing at least two games. Hooray for not worse! Hopefully he’s out of the wheelchair! Whew-ee that was scurry.
Eric Bledsoe - Might start tonight. Which could really start hurting [formerly] matt’s Gerald Green man-love. matt, it’s OK, the first step is admitting you’re addicted!
Enjoy the final weekend of the regular season, and we’ll see you Monday to gear up for the playoffs!