Surprisingly, Nate Robinson is only 20% owned in Yahoo leagues despite averaging 11 points, 2 threes, 4 assists and 2 steals over the past 2 weeks. Nate The Great has been back on the production
chain train (now this next part makes (some) sense), choo-chooing his way to 19 points (3-5 from deep), 5 boards, 6 assists, and 5 steals in 42 minutes last night. His see-saw movement usually happens pretty quickly (2 good games, 2 bad games, 3 good games, a bad game, so on), but I could still see Nate being on the most teams in your league by the end of the season. In 12 teams or deeper, I would certainly add Nate, unless your team is pretty stacked (like mine, cough). With Valentine’s Day coming up, don’t be afraid to choo-choo-choose Nate.
By the way, that cough was real. I’ve come down with whatever is plaguing the Hornets. Therefore, today’s post is a bit light, but considering that I still put it out there, I think it’s safe to say I’m basically a hero, right? No? Hello? Here’s some highlights from last night:
Chris Paul – With 19 points, 5 rebounds, 16 assists and 2 steals, he reminded me why I went after him so hard in drafts. Good thing I didn’t go after Kevin Love, eh?
Kevin Love – He will miss 8-10 weeks, it was reported yesterday. Sometimes fantasy sports deal you a bad hand, and losing your #1 pick is pretty effin’ bad. In deep leagues, you can let him collect dust on your bench, but in shallow leagues, you have to cut bait.
Brandon Jennings – On a scintillating 12 of 24 from the field, BJ slurped up 35 points (5-10 from downtown), 6 rebounds, 6 assists and a steal.
Metta World Peace – φ had 23 points, including 3 of 8 from downtown, plus 8 rebounds and 7 bloody steals in 40 minutes. I think, by now, we’ve established his season is for real, but I could not pass up highlighting all those takeaways.
Alexey Shved – He reached 18 points (2 threes), 1 rebound, 3 dimes, 2 steals, but also the dreaded 7 turnover mark. I’d still eat him up if he was still available in your league, or if he was made of chocolate.
Larry Sanders – He accumulated 6 points and 7 blocks to go for the “More Blocks Than Points” Award, which is actually a repurposed singing bass plaque. He also had 12 rebounds, an assist and a steal
, while missing 3 of 6 from the free throw line.
Greivis Vasquez – He had 17 points, 2 threes, 4 rebounds and 3 steals, plus the all important 11 assists, just like my other boyfriend, Jose Calderon (14/2/11/1).
Josh Smith – Although bricking on 4 of 5 attempts from downtown, Smith still had 17 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 blocks. It’s safe to say he’s a superstar when he can greatly help and hurt you with the same stat line. Kobe Bryant (35/3/7/3/2 plus 5 TO) is impressed. Just kidding, Kobe has never felt a warm emotion towards another human being in his entire life.
Amir Johnson – It was a good night for rebounds, but Amir is the guy I’m going to talk about, given that it’s his blurb: 19 points, 12 boards, 5 assists, a steal and a block.
Earl Clark – He had an impressive 22 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists for the Lakers, as he filled in for the MIA Pau Gasol. Those 22 points are more than he scored combined all season, but he also never saw minutes. The day before, he played 21 minutes and finished with 5/9/3 and a block. He is worth a grab in deep leagues if you’re hurting for boards.
Kenneth Faried – Ken produced a double double with 19 points, 19 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks. What, no 20/20? Also, will this performance increase or decrease the amount of questions about Faried?
Jerryd Bayless – He missed all but 1 of his 7 attempts from beyond the perimeter, leaving him with just 5 points to go with 4 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals and a block.
Sacramento Kings – Rumor has it they will be moving to Seattle. I’m too sick to be annoyed by another city move. Okay, that’s not true, but I am too sick to write at length about it.