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Newspapers used to have evening editions, so rub some black ink on your fingers and let’s pretend it’s the old days. Razzball has to break out a special edition to celebrate Robin Lopez, who played 33 minutes and scored 18 points on 8-12 shooting, with 13 rebounds (4 offensive), 2 assists, 3 blocks. What, no three? He had a superb game, but the preseason is full of stories that never make it past the pilot. He had the starting gig at Center, though, with Anthony Davis (22 points, 9 rebounds (3 offensive), 1 block) starting the game as a Power Forward. What you need to know about Lopez: he’s 24, it looks like his pubic hair climbed up his body and landed on his chin, and he has never played more than 20 MPG over four seasons. However, with starter’s numbers, he could probably do 15/10 with 1.5-2.0 blocks per game. Like a contact lens, it’s worth keeping an eye on.

Chris Kaman – The Kaman Islands had a nice day, going 5-10 (5-8 from the free point line), 15 points, 10 boards (3 offensive), and 1 block.

O.J. Mayo – He had the opposite day, going 0-7 with 1 point. Greivas Vasquez only had one point, but he at least provided 11 assists.

Darren Collison – If you like assists but are willing to trade some in for more points, Darren had your back: 14 points, 4 assists.

Larry Sanders – He played nearly 17 minutes off the bench, had 8 rebounds (4 on each end), 10 points, and he signed a Season 2 DVD of his show for Beno Udrih, who banged his head on Sanders’ knee and left the game.

Monta Ellis – In my head, I keep wanting to say Ellis is returning from something. It’s more like, it seems as if he had a problem adjusting to the Bucks. He sees fine right now, going 5-12, including 2-4 from downtown, for 15 points with 5 assists.

CJ Miles – Solid game from Cee Jay, 6-13, including 4-7 with the three point ball, 18 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds.

Kyrie Irving – It seems he recovered from his kinetosis, going 5-11 for 16 points, along with 5 boards and 3 assists.

Jerome Jordan – Only played 13 1/2 minutes for the Grizz, but managed 13 points on 5 of 7 shooting with 5 rebounds and a block.

Zach Randolph – Let’s play duck, duck, goose: 7 boards, 2 assists, 1 block, 8 points. The 8 points is the goose, and by goose I mean the goose that craps all over the park and then kids step in it and usually you laugh but obviously you don’t want to step in it yourself once the regular season starts. Sorry, analogies are like pies, you eat them and then poop later.

Byron Mullens – Played 28 minutes, produced 14 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks, annnnd that’s it. Still, though, he led his team in those three categories. Give this man a gold star sticker.

  1. Zebo says:
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    I think you forgot to mention that Byron Mullens gave you a handful of treys, people who can give you treys and blocks while not hurting you in other cats cannot be ignored.

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Zebo, he got a gold sticker, man, isn’t that enough?

  2. Fenris-77 says:
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    Yup, Mullens has been all over the three ball so far this preseason. Which is actually a pretty huge deal for his value. Plus he’s 7-15 in two games so far, and while that percentage obviously won’t last the attempts are high enough to have me taking a serious interest.

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Fenris-77, he developed a taste for the three last season, but he’ll have to improve his .235 3P% before it’s considered an asset. I won’t say no if he does, of course.

      • Fenris-77 says:
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        @ChrisV, Well, I think you’ll need to make that move on draft day, because if the the threes hold at any kind of decent percentage Mullens will look like a huge steal, and will be rocking a massively inflated cost all year. I think he’s great late round bench pick at this point based on the upside from the three ball.

  3. Mr. Ballistik says:
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    Obviously, taking Dwight in the 1st — or even 2nd — round of a roto draft is suicide. However, how high do you think he could go in a H2H? Mid-1st round?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Mr. Ballistik, I have him late 1st round for H2H, which is basically how I modeled the top 100.

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