I’m starting to get really frustrated with those AT&T kid commercials where this douche asks four or five kids random crap, like “what’s better less or more?” or “would you rather be faster or slower?” In one of em he cuts the kid off who just wants to prove she can be funny like the convulsing three-year old. He’s probably too busy doing blow with AT&T execs to have empathy. However, the way those kids act isn’t too dissimilar to how I would see NBA stars act in team meetings. Like imagine the same guy sitting with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and asking, “what’s better, scoring more or less points?” “MOOORRREEEE!!!” in unison. Then Westbrook is like, “if you score more points you have more chance of being on Sportscenter and people will like you more and clown you less for singing along to Ke$ha in pre-game.” Clowned anyway! Good thing Westbrook is having an incredible season, including beating up the Lakers last night to the beat of his drum (if there’s a more apropos lyric from Ke$ha, hell if I would know it) with a line of 15-29 FG 37 Pts 10 Rebs 5 Asts and 2 Stls. On top of that, only two turnovers. Even Kobe Bryant was givin’ props. If there was a Facebook throw down of NBA players claiming to be elite, this would be a good time for Westbrook to chime in. Let’s check out what else went down in a fairly light night of NBA action:
Avery Bradley – 10-15 FG 22 Pts 7 Rebs and 5 Asts. Set season-highs or tied them in points, rebounds and assists. Also led the Celtics in minutes. Not buying it much more than just a good game, but he’s out there in some leagues for a spot start at G if you need it.
Jordan Crawford - Scored the most points since being acquired by the Celtics (12), in 16 minutes. Why people are holding onto him over Bradley makes no sense to me (about even ownership between Crawford and Bradley in Yahoo, owned 3x as much as Bradley in ESPN).
Evan Turner - Had a good line, but man do I hate his game. Has shot over 50% from the floor only one time since Jan. 28th! Goes 6/19 FG 18 Pts 9 Rebs 7 Asts and 2 Stls. The roto stats have been there big time of late, but get more efficient from the floor Turner!
Steve Nash - Took a season high 15 shots to go 20 4 and 4. Still not what anyone drafted, but good to see him slowly improving within the soap opera that is the Lakers.
Earl Clark - 13 Pts (3-8 FG) 11 Rebs 1 Ast and 1 Blk. He’s been that last guy on a lot of commenters’ rosters and even though that’s a decent double-double line, still doesn’t really inspire confidence that he’s worthy of that spot.
Kevin Martin - Took 11 threes and made only three of em. I could shoot that percentage. Give me a shot OKC!
Corey Brewer - Yikes. 5 Pts 1 Reb 1 Ast and 2 Stls in only 21 minutes. Gallinari played a fantastic 36 minutes, so Brewer didn’t get much of the rock off the pine. I still think he can be useful roto-wise and if you picked him up, I’d give him one more game.
Danilo Gallinari - 23 4 and 4 while going 5-6 from three point land. Also played 36 minutes as he strengthens from injury, his most since Feb. 19th. Welcome back!
Jason Thompson - 9/11 FG 18 Pts and 6 Rebs. Two straight 18 Pt games. Show us those huge teeth ya got!
Marcus Thornton – The Bayou Bomber is like, “wtf! I’m last with the game I had?!” 12-21 FG (5-11 3PTM) 32 Pts 4 Rebs and 2 Asts. Has been on a tear lately making 30 3s in his last 10. Has been scooped up in most leagues by now, but still out there in a few if you need that scoring.
Next Game: I’ve got highlights for Orlando @ Miami tonight. Lots of great things to keep an eye on – LeBron and Wade always a blast, plus Tobias Harris because a fantasy darling has got me all warm n’ fuzzy since I was on him pretty early. No homo. As always post your questions and comments below!