Wait, what?! Kobe Bryant is back?! I mean, the Lakers beat the Thunder, and someone dropped 42 for purple and gold… I can think of no other scenario. But as the verse goes, “Blessed are the Meeks!” Dropping 42 on OKC, Jodie Meeks hit a career-high with his typical Meeks game of treys and steals. “He was hittin’ em from downtown like a mad scientist!” I dunno, I was trying to come up with a good segway into Cosmos from last night, but got nothing. “Went all deGrasse Tyson on the Thundah!” “Gettin’ all cosmic on dem mfers!” The Lakers beating OKC definitely broke Vegas’ space time continuum. Plus winning with 36 boards to 59? Crazy town. We’ve liked Meeks a lot over here in Razzball Nation, and somehow he’s still at only 58% owned in Yahoo. I demand an Inquisition on this matter! Even though he’s close to a ThrAGNOF, the 1.3 Stls a game, fairly high-volume 84% FT shooting, and just overall upside on such a crappy team make him an obvious must own. Here’s what else I saw over the weekend in fantasy action:
Kevin Durant - While it was an inexplicable loss, trip-dub! 27/10/12 with 4 treys and probably should’ve taken a few more shots. Russell Westbrook took 23 to Durant’s 19! And RW was MIA from downtown for 2-10. I sound like a Thunder fan all the sudden – so back to fantasy – who the f cars, RW nearly trip-dubbed too! Would’ve been a sick one-two dubstep. Or would it be tripstep? I think we should invent that as a new genre of music.
Kendall Marshall - I’m too lazy to dig deep, but I have a feeling he’s getting close to the top of the list of 10+ Asts 0 Pts in NBA history. Exactly a dimebag with no points last night, a feat he’s accomplished three times this season, and all of em lately. Begs the question of what are defenses doing?! You know he’s gonna pass! It’s about as bad as Peyton Manning holding onto the ball on an option handoff. Fooling no one!
Ryan Kelly - It’s been an up and down season for RKelly, but really solid 12/5/8 with two treys last night in 37 minutes. That followed a huge Friday of 24/11/1/1/1. With a close game against Denver then yesterday’s shocking win, the Lakers have looked better and I wouldn’t be surprised if Kelly stays in the 30 minute range for a bit. If he doesn’t, he’ll probably call D’Antoni out for some sort of Belle Knox-type thing… I’m probably passing in most 12ers, but definitely watching. Any deeper and he for sure needs to be scooped. He’s a Dookie scooper. Sorry, still bitter from Saturday…
Joakim Noah - After a fairly rough Friday with 6 Asts and 6 TOs (still a great fantasy line though), 20/12/7/0/5 with only 1 TO in a dandy last night.
LeBron James - “Wahhhhhh, these sleeves, wahhhhh!” I mean, I actually kinda agree, I’m surprised there haven’t been more player complaints. Shot only 8-23 in the sleeved atrocity of “jerseys” they’re making players wear for more, greedy $$, but still 17/9/8/3/1.
Mario Chalmers - A little better going 9/6/5/1/0 but 5 TOs. Still playing like small Mario, feel pretty good he can get a mushroom and get back to big Mario. Fireball Mario though? Probably not.
Chris Andersen - 6 blocks after swatting 5 last Thursday. Can’t buy it for any consistency, 33 minutes was a big outlier for his playing time, but could be a Sunday streamer in weekly leagues for a swat or two.
Greg Monroe - Getting a little hot right now. “That Hansel is so hot right now!” 22/14/4/1/1, and with the trade deadline passed in standard leagues, he’s a guy I’m not hoping to face in the playoffs.
Rajon Rondo - 18 assists. Dimebag primo! Especially with no TOs. Good to see Rondo playing like the old Rondo.
Jared Sullinger - Ugh. Kris Humphries won’t go away, and Hump put up a Kardasirainbow line of 20/11/2/2/2. If for some reason you had Humphries in for this game, you probably want to do him on a motorcycle in a music video right now. All hurting my Sully love, as he’s still not getting 30 minutes a game. But 14/8/1 is passable for now, and the Celtics really have no reason to keep Humping it.
J.J. Hickson - Somehow got 7 TOs in 19 minutes. Can’t figure that one out…
Anthony Davis - I kinda want him to slow down so I can end up with him in all leagues next year. But tis unlikely. 32/17/3/1/6 in epic Brow-a-tude.
Tyreke Evans - Still playing unreal, but cooling off a tad. 20/2/3/2/1 in a near rainbow is still a tidbit of gold. He was showering gold on us… Wait, this isn’t RKelly, it’s TEvans!
DeMarcus Cousins - All hail the mystic power of the Goromotaro! 28/20. Baller.
Reggie Evans - I hate to go on a “all about me!” tangent, but almost streamed Evans yesterday. Turns out I didn’t, I barely won boards anyway (his 9 woulda helped), but would’ve lost TOs. 5 in 17 minutes. If Evans and Hickson were in a front court together, that team might be worse than the Sixers!
Marcus Thornton - 27 Pts on 5 dimes. ThrAGNOF!
Paul Pierce - Left very early with a sore right shoulder. Killed ya in weekly leagues. I’m still holding, and hoping he gets one of those I, Robot arm replacements that Will Smiff got.
James Harden - Whoa, what a beard ride! I wonder how much Harden would charge for a beard ride… $1? 50 cents? Anyway, 41/10/6/6/1 with 7 treys and 10-11 FT. #beardrides.
Terrence Jones - Well, poop. The Rockets went to a small line-up lending itself to an out-of-nowhere big Jeremy Lin game, so I’m giving it another game or two. But the Rox are winning with less TJones. In 10ers maybe ready to pull the trigger for a replacement.
Robin Lopez - I watched Friday’s game against Dallas, and RoLo looked awful. Then of course when I don’t watch, 11/11 5 Blks yesterday. He’s like one of those ghosts in Kirby. Any time I actually watch a Blazers game he’s atrocious, then does good when I look away.
Kyle Lowry - Trip-dub! 18/12/11. Shot 5-24 the previous two games, so good to see him shooting better going 5-13. One of my worst calls on the year saying to sell… Oops.
Kevin Love - One lousy dime from the triple double, going 26/11/9/1/1 with no TOs. Doesn’t bode well running some O through Love as Ricky Rubio fouled out in 26 minutes and was quiet. But somehow Rubio didn’t have a TO either! Yet they still somehow lost…
Corey Brewer - 10/2/3/6/1 in a near-rainbow and absolute steal fest. I mean, it’s tough for a Raptor to sustain a dribble, much less keep from puncturing the ball with dey clawz.
Evan Turner - Yeah, about right. 2/1/3/0/0. Knew he was going to Indiana to die. That sounds like a really good existential Western-ish movie. Going to Indiana to Die starring Daniel Day-Lewis.
Devin Harris - Was in a hell of a cold shooting spell, but did have an 11 Ast game last week and got hot for 20/1/5/4/0 with four treys yesterday. At 3% owned, I actually think he can help some deeper leagues for Pts/3s/dimes/steals upside. Nothing consistent and probably passing in most 12ers, but like it.
Draymond Green - Hack the Suns! Fouled out in 22 minutes. Also got a red card and a 2 minute minor for high sticking.
Milwaukee Bucks - 5 games this week. Even though it’s tough to trust anyone, Jeff Adrien is intriguing. Has an unreal 20/10/2/1/3 line on Friday, and I’m totally with Slim he could have a 50 board week. Something like 56/44/3/4/15, with say, only 3 TOs sound plausible? No? Wait, that is his last 5 games!
Jamal Crawford - Returned Saturday but his calf is still feeling like veal parmesan. Should sit a few games this week, so plan accordingly.
Dwayne Wade - Second leg of a back-to-back today, so probably sitting. Let’s just hope he can play nearly every game through the fantasy playoffs!
Next Game: I’ve got TOR @ BKN then PHX @ LAC tonight. The late game should be pretty high intensity. I bet Gerald Green goes 4-22 like he normally does when I watch, then he’ll go off later in the week. He’s just like RoLo! I hope everyone had a good weekend and go get em in week 20!