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Although he has revved up as an assists machine again, Ricky Rubio has been absolutely brutal with the FG%, and not in the good way. Last night, he shot for 9 points on 3 of 13 and added 4 rebounds, 11 assists, and 3 steals. He is barely shooting above 30% for the year. He shot a little better last season, but still less than 36%. Last night marked the first time he took more than 9 attempts all season. If you can flip him for a better piece, I would do that, but many leagues value assists higher than other stats, so you may have to take your lumps. And speaking of taking lumps, if you don’t get the reference in the title of today’s post, do yourself a favor and educate yourself (not work safe if your work frowns on extensive gore).

Roy Hibbert – I am loving what I am seeing from Hibbert right now. He came out of the doors with 18 points, 14 rebounds, an assist, 2 steals and 5 blocks! He even too a three (and missed it).

Reggie Evans – He has been a great source for rebounds, but not much else. Last night, he actually scored 10 to go with 14 boards and a block. He’s averaging 7 points per game this month, which is, you know, basically twice what he has done all season.

John Wall – He is playing like a superstar, by which I mean although he produced 21 points, 5 rebounds, 9 dimes and a block, he also had 6 turnovers. He is averaging more than 5 over the past 5 games.

Eric Bledsoe – This guy is really establishing himself as a guard to own, maybe even after Chris Paul returns. Bledsoe had 27 points, 6 boards, 3 assists, 6 steals and 3 blocks. He also made 2 of 4 from downtown.

Tyson Chandler – After three consecutive games of 20 rebounds, he only managed a mere 13 (5 offensive) to bring his total to 73 rebounds for the month of February. Pfft, that’s nothin’. The Kings could do that, too, you know, if they wanted to. Chandler added 8 points and a steal to his performance.

Danny Green – He annihilated Minnesota with 8 three pointers, 28 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Green has been scorching with points and threes and has dual SG/SF eligibility for those curious.

Kyle Lowry – Thanks to 3 of 6 shooting from the perimeter, Lowry finished with 17 digits, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals. For all the nervous nellies out there, he is averaging 10 points and 6 assists this week, climbing back to where he once reigned.

Kyrie Irving – He was perfect from behind the arc, nailing all 5 attempts and finishing with 22 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal. He is averaging 3 threes from three point land over the past week.

Paul Pierce – He missed all but 2 of his 11 shots (those 2 were threes), but still wrapped up his evening with 12 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists, a steal and a block. Even when he hurts, he helps.

Serge Ibaka – I told you to grab him and play him for daily leagues last night, and he exploded with 6 blocks to compliment his 15 points, 9 rebounds (5 offensive), and 4 assists. Ibaka is a Razzball fan favorite, so I probably didn’t need to tell you, but there you are anyway.

Raymond Felton - I also advised you to grab Ray Ray, who didn’t excite as much beyond his 17 points (3-5 from downtown), although he did have 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals, which is cool ranch.

Harrison Barnes – Someone played nearly 29 minutes without rebounding or dishing out an assist. He did put up 19 towards the Warriors’ final score, and he also did steal a ball, but that last one may have been an accident. Usually he is good for 3 rebounds and 1 assist, which, while not impressive, is still better than goose eggs.

Pau Gasol – At a minimum, he won’t return before St. Patrick’s Day, and could miss as much as 10 weeks. D’oh! I dropped him. I added Antawn Jamison. He’s not Gasol, but he’s better than having Gasol do nothing for my team.

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  1. bauerspeed17 says:
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    trade Al Jefferson for Jeff Teague and Nicholas Batum?

      • Eric says:
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        @ChrisV:

        Yes, but I’d try to get another piece. Al Jefferson is quite undervalued and Jeff Teague is blowing up because no Lou Williams.

  2. skizzy says:
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    whats your opinion on jordan crawford? He worth owning over shved, martell, or lance?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @skizzy: Something is going on with Crawford in DC. He has seen a dramatic slash in playing time. I would go with Webster.

      • Eric says:
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        @ChrisV:

        Crawford is in the doghouse. He can’t even get PT over Garret Temple from the D-League lol. Webster is the new Kyle Korver.

  3. Ian says:
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    who do you like more overall for the rest of the season: derrick favors, taj gibson, jimmy butler, manu ginobili, maresse speights, or bradley beal?

    • Ian says:
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      @Ian:
      we only have 3 benchs spots and right now I have butler and gibson on my bench and those are the only two players i’m potentially considering dropping for another player, like the others listed

      • ChrisV

        ChrisV says:
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        @Ian: I would go with Manu over Butler, if that was the question…

        • Shane says:
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          @ChrisV: I would oick up Favors because when one of the bigs get traded he will average 3 blocks a game. I dont like Manu for h2h playoffs. Beal has the most upside in March.

          • Ian Hal says:
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            @Shane:
            So you would drop gibson for favors? i see that noah is back but who knows if he’s fully recovered/will get hurt again

          • Fenris-77 says:
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            @Shane: Um, since Favors is currently averaging a career high 2.3 Blk per 36 minutes I find that 3 blocks a game number a little hard to swallow, even if he does get starter’s minutes.

            • Shane says:
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              @Fenris-77: Lol I wasn’t being literal you stat nerd. You realize getting consistent minutes will only cause his stats to increase, so it still wouldn’t be out of the question for him to get close to 3 blocks. He is a defensive player, playing more will help. Regardless he is still the better add long term because unless the Bulls trade Boozer (which is unlikely due to his contract, they could only get AB), Favors is most likely to get the starters minutes, I will take 12,9, and 2 with good percentages all day. That is a conservative estimate too.

              • Fenris-77 says:
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                @Shane: Getting consistent minutes will do nothing of the sort (not necessarily anyway). Lots of guys post better numbers playing short minutes against second units than they do playing starter’s minutes against other starters, especially rebounds but also shizz like blocks. That aside, Taj Gibson is actually putting up about those numbers now and is a better add than speculating on Favors. I’d keep Gibson there and add Manu over Butler (risky but the payoff is vintage Manu).

                • Shane says:
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                  @Fenris-77: Haha stats nerd do you even watch nba games? Now that Noah is back Gibson is back to under 20 min. He had 17 tonight with a nice like of 6 4 and 1.Favors is a better add now and in the future. Don’t give me your playing against the second unit bs. I hate fantasy players like you who know nothing about the real game just look at stats and splits. Favors goes into the game whenever they need defense. So generally he is playing against first unit guys. You don’t know anything. Vintage Manu won’t matter when he sits the last two weeks of the season cause the Spurs have their seed locked up. Fantasy is about opportunity, Min equal opportunity. Beal has 30 plus locked in and Favors will get 30 plus once big al is traded. Chicago has a huge logjam with their front court players.

                  • ChrisV

                    ChrisV says:
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                    @Shane: That would have been a perfectly interesting discussion without the personal attacks, you dumb face poop butt.

                    • Shane says:
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                      @ChrisV: They weren’t personal attacks that guy clearly only looked at stats instead of watching the game. You also realize you were being moronic and contradicted yourself with your intelligent slam against me. Gibson will stay on the WW as long as there is no long term injury. Favors has the clearer path to big min. I don’t know any league where Gibson is taken and Favors is not. Plus Favors has decent value with 20 min.

                  • ChrisV

                    ChrisV says:
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                    @Shane: I was clearly being facetious with the “dumb face poop butt” comment. Come on, dude.

                  • Fenris-77 says:
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                    @Shane: Wow. I was just going to tell you to blow me, but that doesn’t really cover it, and I don’t really want to be that unfriendly. Favors is actually playing against second units, and he’s only looking alright doing it. That’s from watching games. Maybe he breaks out, but there’s a lot of ifs there (like if there’s a trade, and if he breaks out ect ect).

                    Beyond that, just because someone knows stats doesn’t mean they don’t watch games too, and especially not because you seem to think the two are mutually exclusive. You might be stats impaired, but don’t hate.

                    Oh, and off the bench Gibson has 8/6/2/2 with a whole half left to play right now. Yeah, that sucks, don’t add him. Everyone else should, but not you.

  4. Ryan Gosling says:
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    Hey girl-
    Drop Okafor for Speights or Jamison?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Ryan Gosling: Maybe Speights, not Jamison. Depends on what stats you are looking for (as to whether you add Speights). Okie is better for the rebounds, but I like Speights for FT% and points.

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