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I never thought I’d talk about him again this season, unless he got a DUI or something, but Lamar Odom had a pretty good night with 6 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocks. The game before, he went 10/5/1/0/1 and before that, 5/9/2/2/3. He’s, uh, he’s on my radar now. I feel…sad. He used to be somebody, though! I should feel good for him. Maybe the dark cloud surrounding him lifted. After all, the Kardashian curse has moved to Kris Humphries.

Nikola Pekovic – The battle of the Montenegro boys was the highlight of the night. Nikola P. finished with 19 points, 12 rbeounds and 4 turnovers while Nikola Vucevic fought back with 14 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assist, 2 blocks and a steal (it was his third double double in a row). Please ask me questions about “Nikola” in comments so I get confused.

Alexy Shved – He had an itch for threes, but he only scratched 1 of his 6 itches and overall only had 3 points, 5 assists and 4 turnovers.

Ricky Rubio – On December 15, he finished with a line of 8/4/9/3, and last night, he produced 0 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 steal. He averaged about 17 minutes in those 2 games. I wouldn’t say “he’s back” quite yet…

Jameer Nelson – Shot for a paltry 2-11 from the field, finishing with a mere 6 points, but he added 12 assists and 4 rebounds, plus a steal. He’s averaging just over 9 assists per game in the past 4 days (3 games).

J.J. Redick – On the other hand, the Redick hit 8 of 12, including 2 threes, to conclude the night with 18 points and 7 assists. He’s had double digit points in all but 1 game this month.

Chris Copeland – With Carmelo Anthony sidelined, Copeland finally produced a game that many had been expecting from the guy. He had a team high 29 points, including 3-5 from downtown. He also had 5 rebounds, 2 steals and a block.

Tyson Chandler – He has become a rebounding machine recently, collecting 12+ boards in 5 games this month. Last night, he had 18 (7 offensive) to go with 8 points, an assist and a block.

Jason Kidd – Kidd was off his game last night, only hitting 2 of 9 (1-5 from three point land), but he still had a decent line of 5/4/3/2.

Amar’e Stoudemire – As mentioned yesterday, he will be practicing this week, and it appears he could debut this weekend.

Carlos Delfino – His 4 three pointers led to 16 points, and he also chipped in with 5 rebounds. He looked like he might be roster worthy a couple of weeks ago, but he has been up and down, up and down, like an elevating device that sometimes goes up and other times, down.

Omer Asik – After I just learned how to write his name out, he went for 6 points, 2 boards, an assist, 2 steals and 3 blocks. Back to the more traditional Anglo letters for you, Omer.

Jeremy Lin – I feel like I can’t get away with this blurb unless I talk about either James Harden (28/10/3/2) or Lin, so let’s go with Lin. He had a sterling night in his first time back at MSG, finishing with 22 points, 4 boards, 8 dimes, and 2 steals. The one problem with Lin was his poor shooting from downtown, where he went 1 for 6. In the past 4 games, he is 3-12 from behind the arc.

Jason Maxiell – ugh, a bad night for Maximus indeed, where he had 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block. It’s his first block in 3 games. He’s also only averaging about 3 boards per game, which sucks. Jupiter damn it.

Brandon Knight – He took 10 three pointers and only made 3 of them. He still had 16 points to go with 5 rebounds, 5 assists and, sadly, 5 turnovers.

Marco Belinelli – He had 13 points (2 threes), 4 boards, 1 assist and 2 steals. Those are the fewest points he’s had this month since December 4 (where he had 6). He’s-a spicy meatball!

Zach Randoph – He pulled down 15 rebounds (7 offensive) to go with 12 points, an assist and a steal. Aside from a hiccup on December 14, he’s been scoring at least 15 points and doing his usual damage in rebounding.

Tony Allen – Despite 25+ minutes on the court, he didn’t do more than 6 points, 3 rebounds, and a block. His last good game was November 23, where he went 12/6. Some people wouldn’t even define that as good.

Nando de Colo – I felt like the mall manager from the Fingerbang episode of South Park. Nando de Colo had 15 points, 2 rebounds, 6 assists and a steal. Wow. Wait, what?

Boris Diaw – He had 6 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals and a block to make him relevant in deep league discussions.

Serge Ibaka – He helped to crush the Spurs with 25 points, 17 rebounds (5 offensive), an assist and 3 blocks. He’s only averaging 2 blocks per game over the past 2 weeks, which knocks him out of the top ten, but I think he will bounce back, in so far as someone with 2 blocks per game needs to bounce back.

Nick Collison – He had 8 points, 10 rebounds (6 offensive), 1 assist, and 2 steals. Those 10 were his season high.

23 Responses

  1. JT says:
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    Trade my Rudy Gay for his Danilo Gallinari and Manimal? I would drop Miles.

    This is a keep 11 of 14 league, H2H, daily matchups:

    FG% FT% 3PTM PTS REB AST ST BLK TO

    PG Ty Lawson
    SG Kevin Martin
    G C.J. Miles
    SF Rudy Gay
    PF Andre Drummond
    F Al Horford
    C Anderson Varejao
    C Brook Lopez
    Util Marcus Thornton
    Util Pau Gasol
    BN Josh Smith
    BN Bismack Biyombo
    BN Amar’e Stoudemire
    BN Derrick Rose

    I have to confess, as much as I hate giving 1 player for 2, especially when I will have real trouble finding people on this list not to keep as it is, I do like the deal for me.

    Galli is a nice buy low, and Faried is a good big. Both are only 24.

    Is it reasonable to do this?

    • JT says:
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      @JT:

      It took me 2 days to get this right.

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @JT: Yeah, it sounds fine. Gay isn’t old, of course, but it’s a solid deal. Who do you drop? Biyombo?

      • JT says:
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        @ChrisV:

        I’d turf Miles.

        I just like the block potential of Biyombo, who isn’t old enough to be a college junior, if his age is accurate.

        Thank you.

  2. beantown says:
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    Hey Raz,
    I got two questions for u today. I have Andre Drummond on my team in a 14 man league with a 12 man roster. Should I be holding onto him given his incredible upside if he gets more minutes and second I have Michael Beasley, should I drop hip for maybe Avery Bradley? since hes due back soon. Your thoughts please.

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @beantown: Hold Drummond, and Beasley right now is doing better than Bradley did last season, as far as rebounds, assists, etc. Bradley is practicing, but the Celtics have Terry and Rondo in front of him, so he probably will not see a huge uptick in minutes as compared to last season.

  3. Hotrod says:
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    Any reason to hang on to Bogut at this point? 14 team league…

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Hotrod: No, I wouldn’t keep him…there hasn’t been any promising news or even a time table released.

  4. Zandy says:
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    So 10 team H2H with 11 cats – 9 cats + Tech and splits Rebs into Oreb and Dreb

    Please rank who you’d rather have rest of the year
    Turner
    Parsons
    MWP
    Jordan Crawford

    Is Vucevic a must start player? Would you drop Jordan Crawford or Larry Sanders for him? I’m hesitant

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Zandy: I wouldn’t drop Larry, but I might drop Jordan if you can survive the loss in assists.

      As far as ranking:

      Parsons, MWPeace, Crawford, Turner

      • Zandy says:
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        @ChrisV: You seem to think Turner wont be able to keep up his strong performance over the past few weeks? What are your thoughts there? Fg% regression? Lack of Threes and Steals?

        • Zandy says:
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          @Zandy: Here is my roster:

          Conley
          Turner
          Batum
          Parsons
          Horford
          Love
          Gasol
          Pekovic
          Teague
          Jordan Crawford
          MWP
          Sanders
          Rubio
          Wall

          Since it appears relatively deep at mid level but not quite elite PG/SG/SF are there any 2 for 1s I should be considering?

          Which two would you try to deal out of: Crawford, Turner, Parsons, MWP, Teague? Who should I target? Like a Pierce, Mayo, Paul George? Would love some ideas here…

        • ChrisV

          ChrisV says:
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          @Zandy: I only valued Turner so low because he won’t give you OR. He is not going to score 18 PPG all season, but there’s no reason he can’t do 14 PPG. His threes have improved recently.

  5. beantown says:
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    Hey Raz,
    Last question for today, I really need to pick up a point guard and my roster currently is:
    Andrew Bogut (C)
    Brook Lopez (C)
    Demarcus Cousins (PF/C)
    Anthony Davis (PF)
    Lamarcus Aldridge (PF/C)
    Jeremy Lin (PG)
    Rodney Stuckey (PG/SG)
    Gordon Hayward (SG/SF)
    Andre Drummond (PF)
    Michael Beasley (SF/PF)
    Lou Williams (PG/SG)
    Dion Waiters (SG)
    in 14 team league. My PG options on the waivers are: Isaiah Thomas, Aaron Brooks, Toney Douglas, Austin Rivers, C.J. Watson, Pablo Pirigioni, E’Twaun Moore, Kirk Hinrich, etc. Let me know if any of the above qualify or any pg that I have missed. As you can see from my roster I am really shallow in pgs.

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @beantown: Isaiah Thomas is the only one of those guys I would drop anyone for. You might need to call it a day with Bogut. I don’t see him back any time soon.

  6. Neel says:
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    Would you drop ed Davis for eric gordon. Here is my team if it helps (10 team, H2H)

    PG: CP3, Lowry, Dragic, Rubio
    SG/SF: Manu, MKG, KAwhi, George
    PF/C: Pau, DMC, BroLo, Ed Davis, Vucevic

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Neel: Yeah, but be warned that Gordon isn’t returning next week, he’s just being evaluated. His timetable may say “he’ll be back by the end of January”

  7. Jeff says:
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    Do you think Sanders will keep up the 3BPG? Is he worth keeping in a 8 team h2h league?

    • Neel says:
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      @Jeff: If you are in an 8 team head to head league, im sure there’s better people available, unless the bench is deep. If you are worried about losing blocks, maybe trade away for a good shot blocker (e.g. ibaka) and then grab someone of waivers who will make up for whatever stat/position you traded. Just my two cents.

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Jeff: His BPG has been inflated by a 10 block and 7 block game, plus a nice little run of 5 and 4 this month. I think he’ll fall more in line with 2 BPG than 3, but I agree with Neel that there are probably better options out there in an 8 team league, unless you have insane bench depth.

  8. Eric says:
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    Is it time to drop Robin Lopez or Seraphin?

  9. Neel says:
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    What’s going on with MKG? He had +22, but only played 24 mins. Should I wait him out or drop for Ed Davis / dudley / hump / beal ?

  10. Michael says:
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    I am just curious how you feel about lamar odom going forward. I added him last week, and he hasn’t been doing all that bad. He has been under the radar producing? Is it a high risk high reward type of thing?

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