What a 2013-14 Fantasy Basketball Season its been! There have been tears, there have been laughs, there have been [formerly] Luminescent Lithuanians… Hard to believe a mere six-and-a-half months ago, we were launching into the season. Man, was I right to be scared of Tobias Harris‘ ankle! It ended up being scarier than watching Alien as a 10-year-old! Something was popping outta something! While this is the last daily recap until October, we’re going to have all sorts of fantastic content through the season starting with a rankings review with Slim and I, my very fun “Way Too Early Rankings” right around the end of the month, a few big announcements, and a video of me shaving “High as Greg Kite” in my head. Which, well… Sigh… Anyway, it’s been a great year, hopefully we’ve helped win you some titles and can win a few more for you Roto players. Here’s what’s going down on the Season Finale of Fantasy Basketball:
Carmelo Anthony – Has a torn labrum, so unlike Tracy McGrady, his post-NBA baseball aspirations are probably null. I think he got the injury as Spike Lee was tugging his arm begging him not to leave like a 5-year-old when their parents go to work. “Stay home and bake cookies with me!”
Tim Hardaway Jr. – Another ultimate ThrAGNOF performance! 16/0/0/0/0 with four treys. He should be the picture next to the dictionary definition!
Marcus Thornton – 24 points last night, and I think will play a lot again tonight if you need some last minute ThrAGNOF contributions.
Andray Blatche – 6 TOs in 19 minutes. Oh man, I hope my bet vs. Slim with him vs. Tristan Thompson is swung by those TOs!
Aaron Brooks – Not to be outdone, Brooks had 9 TOs last night. Man, I hope a Roto team vying in TOs didn’t have those two in… They’ve kicked their computer by now!
DeAndre Jordan – 13/16/3/2/2 and his penultimate game is a sick rainbow. And it of course came with 1-8 FT. Such a microcosm of his year…
Chris Paul – The Clippers play late, and could bench everyone if [read when] the Thunder beat the Pistons early on, making the Clips game irrelevant. A little scary for fantasy owners.
Goran Dragic – As expected, is sitting in the finale with a bum ankle after the Suns got bounced out of the playoffs. Slow clap for Dragic for what he did this year…
Gerald Green – In shallower Roto, he’s close to a must-play tonight against the Kings. Will be hungry to finish the year strong in the starting line-up.
Mike Conley – Hurt his hammy Monday but it seems like he’ll be able to play tonight. Worth checking until the last minute though.
Chris Wright – Dude has some hops! Didn’t know much about him until late this year when the Bucks brought him in, and he brought some good energy. Got a multi-year deal, so he could be 20-team relevant heading into next year (cough, $1 REL draft buy, cough).
Evan Turner – Another close to must-play, after 23/7/9 against the Bucks in his last start when the Pacers sat their studs. Shouldn’t be too hard to ball on the Magic even with the B team.
San Antonio Spurs – Sounds like everyone is going to play 20ish minutes to stay fresh. Which means fantasy players will continue to stay fresh with their remarks of Pop.
Golden State Warriors – Another team with a locked seeding, so tread lightly. David Lee is likely out with an iffy hammy and Andrew Bogut is probably out for the playoffs with a broken rib anyway. But you know what that means?!
Draymond Green – #OccupyDraymondGreen! Should be played in virtually all Roto leagues tonight.
It’s been a great year, and I’ll be able to check in with comments until close to the 7:00 PM tips tonight, so if you have any questions with your finale Roto line-ups, shoot below and let’s win Razzball Nation more titles!