Well, you knew it was coming. Everyone warned you. You hoped the few games he missed in December counted as the Dreaded Camby Injury of 2010. It didn’t. And you knew it. He plays center for the gal-durned Portland Frailblazers for garshed sakes. (Sorry, for the blue language, Grandma). Hoping for a healthy season from Marcus Camby is like hoping for a good Robert De Niro movie. It’s a nice thought, but them days is over! So here lies the Blazers, who found out today that their last remaining healthy center (out of three) will miss the next 4-5 weeks after having surgery on the torn meniscus in his knee. Joel “Vanilla Gorilla” Przybilla is your add here, followed by Dante Cunningham, but, really, it will be Nicolas Batum and LaMarcus Aldridge that should see the biggest uptick in production. Also fixin’ to see a huge uptick in production? Anyone playing the Blazers in the next month. Hi-o!
Here’s what else I saw in fantasy basketball yesterday:
Michael Beasley – BreezyBeasy’s not taking it easy and should return tonight in time to get dunked on a half-dozen times by Blake Griffin.
Christian Eyenga – There was a setback in Tuesday’s practice and it looks like he’ll miss the rest of the week. In other news, Cleveland is so bad that owners care what happens to Christian Eyenga.
Joe Johnson – J.J. selected his shots the same way the Hawks paid their captain in the offseason: foolishly (7-for-22, 0-for-6 from the arc).
Al Horford – Played 21 minutes, hurt his ankle. The injury, on a scale of 1 to Marcus Camby, is about a three.
Joel Anthony – Joe-El grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds, and sent back three shots, but he refused to shoot. He was actually handed the ball under an open basket on several occasions and politely discarded it out of bounds with disgust each time. He then produced a shammy from his sock and wiped his hands clean as he jogged to the other end of the court. That Joel Anthony: such a priss.
LeBron James – 2-for-10 from the arc. Yes, I’m ignoring the 34/10/7 and harping on ‘Bron-bron’s self-destructive shot selection. Why? Because the NBA hasn’t had a good punkass villain since John Starks.
Luol Deng – 2-for-11, as he’s shot under .370 in three of his last four games. Dang.
Taj Gibson – Six blocks, tying his career-high, which he set yesterday. DeAndre Jordan is soooo last week. Everyone wants to know, whut up wit Taj!
Carlos Boozer - Missed his second straight game and was driven back to his car in a golf cart for the second straight night. This, of course, doesn’t bode well for Thursday’s game. Unless Thursday’s game is finally going to be that carts vs. donkeys matchup I’ve been waiting for.