Did you know that a Posey is also known as a Nosegay? That’s weird, right? Historically, nosegay means something you hang around your nostrils (you know, to keep out the stench of the dead). Today, saying the word nosegay would make people irrationally angry, so you probably shouldn’t say it. Tony Parker fans may be angry right now, too, as the fantasy stud is going to miss approximately 3-5 weeks after spraining his left ankle. He was one of the league’s top assisters, and brother, you’re not going to be able to find a replacement off waivers to cover his stats. Kirk Hinrich was seen wearing a walking boot, so he’s out. Maybe Andre Miller is still available in your league. He’s good for 11 ppg and 6 apg. It’s something. If redraft roto leagues, you may as well consider dropping him outright. Here are some other fallen men:
Taj Gibson – Despite reports he is progressing, there is no target date for his return from the knee injury. You probably wont see him back for at least 2 weeks.
Andrew Bogut – He plans to rejoin the team during its current road trip, but coach Mark Jackson said Bogut will “continue to get treatment, continue to rehab and when he’s ready, we’ll welcome him back, but until then we’re not going to rush him.” I am doubtful he returns this week.
Jason Smith – His torn right should labrum will cause him to miss the rest of the season. This is only news for deep league players, but who says we aren’t comprehensive?
Andrew Bynum – This clown suffered a setback last week, and now the reports are that surgery is on the table. The papers are reporting it will be season-ending, but don’t you have to have a season for it to end? If you are in any type of redraft league, there’s really no reason to stash Bynum any longer. Even if he avoids surgery, he won’t be back this season to have any impact on your fantasy team. If he does, I will go and buy one of the ten million unsold Bynum jerseys hanging in the Wells Fargo Center and walk across the Ben Franklin Bridge.