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In a season where everyone is tired and worn out, Roy Hibbert went and dropped 30 points on the lowly Hornets. If that wasn’t enough, he snagged 13 rebounds and blocked 3 shots. Dr. Hibbert put on a clinic, but like the stingy ophthalmologist who is always cutting corneas, I wouldn’t expect great things from him every game. Don’t get me wrong, he is a solid player, but our boy has never scored more than 20 points all season. He’s good for about 8 rebounds a game with a pair of blocks and 15 points. That’s still pretty good for your center, but be like the radiologist and see right through this game for what it is – a season best. Here’s what else went on in the world of fantasy basketball…

…in one second. I just want to throw out an apology for the late post. I know one of my favorite activities in the morning is reading Razzball with my second or third scotch, so I hate to be the one to deprive you of that. I’m actually sitting in a hotel lobby off the New Jersey Turnpike so I can upload this for you, so let me get to it before this twitchy security guard throws me out. On to the stats!

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Gerald Wallace – 19 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 blocks as he continues to dominate whenever I do the write-up. I guess you should make sure to start him every Tuesday.

Marcus Camby – Every so often I am reminded of a fad from a few years ago, something no one really talks about anymore. You know what I mean. Well, I thought of my guy Camby. I used to love him on NBA2K#, wherein the # is whatever year I was still playing games on a Dreamcast. Anyway, Marcus played 14 minutes and scored approximately zero point zero points, with no blocks and only 5 rebounds. These are worse than his season averages, but his season averages aren’t even good enough for warming the bench. If for some reason Camby is on your team, I would release him back into the mists of memory and find someone else off of waivers.

LaMarcus Aldridge – Only played 27 minutes but still earned 21 points, 7 boards, 3 assists and a block. Since returning from his ankle sprain, he is averaging over 19 points, still pretty good but obviously not as good as he is capable. After the All-Star break, he should be back to all-star form.

Kawhi Leonard – In 43 minutes, he tallied 24/10/1 with a block and 5 steals. The last time this season he had more than 15 points was January 10th, and the last time he had more than 20 was never. He also nearly doubled his season average for minutes played, mostly because Tim Duncan and Tony Parker were sitting. Kawhi earned the game ball, but I’m not picking him up for my team just yet.

Cory Joseph – Earned himself 37 minutes of junk time and didn’t do much with it, unless 4 of 13 shooting with 3 assists is what you like out of your guards. And if you do like that, you should pick up Toney Douglas instead.

Jrue Holiday – Nearly played 36 minutes and scored 22 points on 9- 18 shooting. If you are looking to trade him, now is a good time. If you need something to help your presentation, I always find music helps.

Andre Iguodala – 11 points in 41 minutes is sort of not great. The 7 assists sort of makes up for it a little, but, ugh, 11 points is Daniel Gibson territory.

Marc Gasol – The Spaniard had 15 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks. Nice! See, Camby, that’s how you want to do it.

Tyreke Evans – In 42 minutes on the floor, earned a stat line of 21/7/10. LeBron James may be the king, but Evans was a…chess piece…that did good things. A knight? Anyway, he had a good game against LeBron, who only managed an Un-James-like 18/4/8.

Dwyane Wade – He sunk 30 points to go along with 10 assists and a couple of blocks. He only has 1 three pointer all month, but otherwise his game makes me melt, much like Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s smile.

Antawn Jamison – With a line of 32/10/2, his performance was worth two snaps up.

Tayshuan Prince – He looked sickly out there with 2 of 15 shooting, although he did manage a block, four assists and six rebounds as a consolation prize. I wouldn’t panic, but I ask Prince, Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?

Isaiah Thomas – Led the Kings with 24 points and five assists to follow up his 23/11 line the previous game. Although every time I hear the name “Isiah Thomas” I break into cold sweats, this Isaiah has an extra “A” for “Affort.” Uh…Amazingness? In any event, now is the time to own him, so pick him up if he is available.

Chris Bosh – Earned a double-double with 20 points on .500 shooting (and ten rebounds). I only mention this because in the five games prior, he was hitting baskets at a clip of 0.355…which is only impressive to Carmelo Anthony.

Trevor Ariza – Delivered a line of 21/6/5, then dropped a rhyme of “rock us or mock us, knock us or top us, better sit back and watch us.” Ariza has been up and down all season, and the Hornets have just been down, so I would take his advice and watch him from the sidelines. If you can trade him after a game like this, do it.

Greivis Vasquez – Started, played 20 minutes and got 9 points with 7 assists. Jarret Jack came off the bench, played 32 minutes and netted 19 points with ten assists to go with his line of 18/5/5 the day before. Do with that information what you will.

 

  1. Moses says:
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    Adam, is this enough to give away Durant?

    I’m giving up Jack/Durant, getting Stuckey, Monroe, and Rudy Gay back.

    Or Paul george/Monroe/Gay.

    Either one enough?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Moses, If Adam doesn’t field this by midnight EST, I will

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Moses, to answer your question, I wouldn’t give up the (arguably) #1 producing fantasy player in the NBA for those pieces. But that’s just me!

  2. Moses says:
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    also have an offer of Monroe and Gay for just Durant.

    any of those 3 would you do?

  3. Jay says:
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    Pg – Jennings, Parker, Nash, Lawson
    Sg- Bryant, Harden
    Sf – Gay
    Pf- Noah, Nene, Frye, Gasol
    Center – Gortat, Monroe

    With this lineup, do you see the need for any changes? Any player you think who’s production would drop, or is the team good for the long haul?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Jay, If Adam doesn’t field this by midnight EST, I will

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Jay, that is a really solid team, with the exception of Nene Hilario, who I could do without. I also think Frye is overrated right now, so if you can move him for something else, you may want to consider it. As of now, my only advice is to see if there is something on the waiver wire better than Nene.

      • Jay says:
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        @ChrisV, Thanks for the response. Wow, so you think Nene is droppable? I was thinking that too but I don’t want other teams taking him to fill up their rebounds. I only keep Frye for 3′s and 1 block a game, that’s been good enough for me so far. I have never lost in points or fg% all year but struggling with blocks until I picked up Frye.

        • Jay says:
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          @ChrisV, Oh and Zach Randolph is available, should I just pick him up for Nene?

          • ChrisV

            ChrisV says:
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            @Jay, Hi Jay, Nene has been a major disappointment, no doubt. Your team is very solid, I think Nene is the weak piece. If you like him for rebounds, then keep him, even if it is to keep him away from other league mates. Not sure I would drop him for Randolph, though, considering his knee problems and the condensed season.

  4. Jeff says:
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    Tyreke Evans or Ty Lawson?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Jeff, Depends what you have or need, but I would go with Tyreke.

  5. Mike says:
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    Prince shot 2 for 15 last night. He is shooting 40% for the year. Last year he shot 47%, Pistons were crazy to give him a 4 year contract.
    Stuckey and Knight are playing very good. Pistons still need a 7′ shot blocker. Maxiell is playing good but he is about 6′ 6″ and is defense is mainly on help defense.

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Mike, Prince’s numbers have been in a slow decline since 2008-09, but whomever drafted him probably did so in the late, late rounds. Is he serviceable for fantasy? Depends how deep your league is. It’s not like I own him.

  6. Moses says:
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    on a totally other level, offered Channing Frye for my Wallace.

    (my centers are bad: David Lee, Ayon, and Hansborough)

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Moses, if those are the only players in the deal, I wouldn’t. Take away blocks and Fry is worse than Lee.

  7. fitz says:
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    “He only has 1 three pointer all month” Unbelievably he only has one 3 pointer all season long which came just two games ago. Crazy.

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @fitz, heck, he’s only attempted 12 all season long, but better that than to be one of those fools that goes 2-13 behind the arc in a single game.

  8. Moses says:
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    Another trade I could use a little help on.

    Was offered Cousins and Granger for my Millsap, Wallace, Jack.

    Like I said in previous posts. Lee is my ONLY good center. But am I giving up too much here?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Moses, If you’re talking about Ben Wallace, Mike Wallace or Wallace Shawn, I’d say go for it. If you’re talking about Gerald, then yeah, you’re giving up too much.

  9. Elaw says:
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    What do you think?

    His Jrue Holiday and Elton Brand for My Jared Dudley and Marreese Speights.

    My first notion was…accept accept!!! But thinking about Jrue’s regression and Brand’s injury. Im not so sure. Christopher I need your guidance.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Elaw, Speights won’t be worth much when Z-Bo returns and Brand’s injury won’t last long (if at all) past the ASG. I’d accept the offer.

  10. Rob says:
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    Would you drop DJ Augustin or Louis Williams for Isaiah Thomas? Keep in mind that assists has been a weak category for me.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Rob, I guess it depends on how desperate you are for assists. I’d either drop Augustin or leave Thomas in free agency.

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