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With significant court time of 34 minutes (he had previously been averaging a mere 22:30 MPG), Kris Humphries scored 14 points, 21 rebounds (6 offensive and 15 defensive) and 1 block. I think Kris will have a very productive season, both for his own team and for your fantasy teams. That’s not really an outrageous statement, but he still remains unowned in 18% of Yahoo! leagues. If he is on your waivers, you absolutely grab him, even in ten team leagues. If you can lure him from an owner who thinks he is able to ship Humphries off based on this performance, I would certainly make that trade. I do not think this is a one and done deal.

Arron Affalo – In over 40 minutes, he produced 19 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block. He has thus far been producing 16.2 PPG, 4.6 RPG, and 1.6 APG, so hopefully this is the sign of better things to come.

Etwaun Moore – He also played for over 40 minutes, but had a less impressive performance, going for 8 points (1-5 from beyond the arc), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, and 4 turnovers.

J.J. Redick – Poor shooting (3-12 FG, 0-4 3PA) for 10 points, but he also generated 9 assists. Feces in one hand, gold in the other, which really only works in you are walking your dog in Fort Knox.

Keith Bogans – Deeper leagues have to sometimes consider guys like Bogans who give you games like this: 0 points (0-4 from beyond the arc), 3 rebounds and 3 assists. This is probably one of a thousand reasons not to be in a 20 team league.

Brook Lopez – Had a great scoring night (9-18 FG for 20 points) and 3 blocks, but only 3 rebounds.

Deron Williams – I always appreciate versatility, so when I see 17 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 blocks, I share that with you. It’s not like it’s practical information – where are you going to get Deron in any active league – but sometimes Deron owners like to smile. Brighten the world with your smile, then.

Josh Smith – The good: 13 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks. The bad: 5 turnovers. The ugly: 0-4 for free throws, and he’s only 2 made all season. I think he is taking his free throws at one of those moving hoop games at Chuck E. Cheese.

Kyle Korver – If memory serves, I may have poo-pooed Kyle Kennedy Korver, but he was the Grand Dragon of the Realm last night with 7 points (2-6 from downtown), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks and no burning crosses.

Louis Williams – Only played 19 minutes, but scored 11 points (3-5 from deep), 2 assists, and 1 steal. He’s probably one of those guys you want to drop all year but never will.

DeAndre Jordan – I wanted to put myself to sleep, so I read that DeAndre Jordan produced 8 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 stealzzzzz.

Matt Barnes – Zzzhuh? What? Barns? I never touched any sheep. Huh? Matt Barnes? Oh, he had 10 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 steals.

Chris Bosh – Just curious, but what do you folks make of a line like this: 22 points (.667 FG%), 8 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 steals, and 0 blocks. If you see that, are you happy? I mean, he gave you a bucketful of points and generous rebounds, but nothing else.

Udonis Haslem – Haslem? I barely know ‘em. With 5 points, 1 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 blocks, there’s no need for me to know ‘em.

Zach Randolph – I was feeling single, seeing double double, ended up with 18 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist and a whole lotta trouble.

Rudy Gay – Happy Rudy scored 21 points (including 2 threes) with 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals, and 2 blocks. If you own Rudy, you’re gay, too.

Tony Allen – Started but did not make it to 15 minutes, finished with 4 points and 1 block. After the game, Miami sent him to AAA New Orleans to work on his swing.

Wayne Ellington – Saw 27 minutes of the hardwood and performed for 25 points (7-11 from downtown), 1 rebound, and 3 assists. Speaking of hard wood, the 1% of people that own him have amazing oak floors. For the 99% of you that don’t own Ellington, you don’t need to pick up Ellington; he won’t do it again. Just another example of the one percenters being out of touch with the rest of us.

Anderson Varejao – A somewhat ho-hum game with 6 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 steals. James Redacted advised you to sell him on Friday. He’s a smart lad and I will remind you whenever he says smart things.

Alonzo Gee – Gee whizzed on the floor for 18 points (only 2-7 from downtown, however), along with 1 assist and 2 steals.

Kyrie Irving – 20 points (2 threes), 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, and 4 turnovers and averaging 4.1 turnovers per game. He’s also averaging 2.0 threes per game, which is why you put up with the turnovers.

Daniel Gibson – He was a bit sloppy from downtown (1-5) but still finished with 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 1 steal.

Serge Ibaka – He’s “only” been averaging 3.3 blocks per game, but I thought he could do better, so I am happy to see his 7 blocks from last night. He also had 14 points (including 0-2 from downtown for some reason) and 7 rebounds. He has scored at least 14 points and 2 blocks in the past five games and is ever so slightly justifying his steep draft price.

Russell Westbrook – Typical Westbrook: 27 points (4-6 from deep), 10 assists, 6 rebounds, and 4 steals. Atypica: 8 turnovers. In his defense, Detroit has been so bad Westbrook took pity on them. Not really.

Kevin Martin – Pretty solid game of 16 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals.

Travis Outlaw – Not sure we’ve mentioned him this season, but he managed 11 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocks. He was playing in place of…

DeMarcus Cousins - He confronted a sports announcer and was suspended for two games Aunt Commissioner. He will not play tomorrow (Tuesday).

Jason Thompson – A nice surprise for fantasy owners as he played in Cousins’ absence, scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block.

Chuck Hayes – Charlie played 28 minutes for 6 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, and 1 block.

Dwight Howard – The monster earned 23 points (a disappointing 7-13 FT), 18 rebounds (6 Off, 12 Def), 3 assists, 2 steals, and 3 blocks. You knew going into owning him that he would hurt your free throws, but you did it for production like 18 boards and 3 swats.

Metta World Peace – Ron Artest shot 4 of 8 from behind the arc to score 18 points. He also had 5 rebounds and a steal.

Jordan Hill – Despite only playing less than 20 minutes, he still managed 4 turnovers, 8 points, and 7 rebounds.

  1. Benny says:
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    At the end of my fantasy bench I currently have Jason Thompson who’s played well an should have an every better game Tuesday with Cousins out again. I also have Mullins and Jordan Crawford. Would you drop any of those three to Add AJ Price?

    • Richie says:
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      @Benny, Thompson is only getting PT because T-Rob and Cousins are suspended for stupidity. Drop him or Crawford.

      • Benny says:
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        @Richie, Thompson has been averaging 30min a game so far this year and all but one game had Cousins present. T-Rob was only averaging 12min before doing something idiotic. And he wasn’t doing much stats wise to earn more PT. I don’t know much about him though – is he supposed to be a big part of that team/organization moving forward?

        • Richie says:
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          @Benny, Look at Thompson’s game log. He only gets starters minutes if someone is out or in foul trouble. The King drafted a PF (Thomas Robinson) with their first round pick (5th overall) this year. DeMarcus Cousins is their center going forward. I highly doubt Jason is a big part of their plans in the future. He’ll be a decent option for now but don’t be surprised if he starts getting less minutes as the season goes on because they try to develop Thomas Robinson.

      • ChrisV

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        @Richie, I agree with Benny, Thompson or Crawford. I wouldn’t say it’s a bad thing to ride Thompson until he drops, of course.

  2. Rodd says:
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    Just traded away Monroe & Scola for DWill & Javale.

    U like?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Rodd, if you bought low on Deron, good job.

  3. Zebo says:
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    missed out on the Larry Sanders train, got Tristan instead, think I got a raw deal? Is Larry Sanders a double double guy with good percentages and 2 blocks going forward?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Zebo, the blocks are real, there may be some regression on the points/boards but it seems legit.

  4. Chris says:
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    Couple questions:

    1. Should I start Vinsanity or Rodney Stuckey?

    2. I own Varejao and I am contemplating trading him pursuant to your site’s advice. What would be his reasonable value? I am in a 9-Cat., H2H league and I am weak in FG% (thanks in no small part to Stuckey) and assists, and I could use an improvement in blocks and steals.

    • ChrisV

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      @Chris, I would start Vin until Stuckey shows you he is out of his funk.

      As far as targeting for Varejao, it depends who you have on your team, but maybe a guy like Mo Williams while he is day to day…someone could be ready to part with him because of injury concerns. Maybe Anthony Davis?

      • Chris says:
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        @ChrisV, Thanks for your input!

        My squad is:

        Starters –
        G: Kyrie Irving
        G: Steph Curry
        G: Kevin Martin
        G: Marcus Thornton
        G: Vinsanity
        F: Serge Ibaka
        F: Nic Batum
        F: Brandon Bass
        F: Al-Farouq Aminu
        F: Ersan Ilyasova
        C: Al Jefferson
        C: Varejao
        Flex: Spencer Hawes

        Bench –
        G: Shannon Brown
        G: Stuckey
        G: Eric Bledsoe
        G: Tobias Harris
        G: Roddy Beaubois

        • Chris says:
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          @Chris, Also, I’m in a 12 team league. The waiver wire is slim pickings.

  5. Booya says:
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    Would you drop Bogut or Jarrett Jack for Beal? I have Bynum, Wall and Bogut taking up my only 3 bench spots in this H2H daily lineup change league which is killing me. Thats why I’m leaning towards Bogut but I will be hurting pretty badly for rebounds and blocks until Bynum returns. What do you think?

    Thanks,

    • Booya says:
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      Nate Robinson is also available…drop Jack and Bogut for Beal and Robinson? Robinson should have pretty solid value with Hinrich out right?

      • ChrisV

        ChrisV says:
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        @Booya, Drop Bogut for Beal

  6. will says:
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    Hi there! In a 12 team Roto league, would you prefer JJ Hickson or Glen Davis?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @will, Hickson

  7. Carnac says:
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    Hey ChrisV, huge novice here… I’m in a 10 team, 8 cat, h2h. I’ve been offered Millsap for Gary Shandling/Sanders. I’d consider it a no-brainer, but it looks like Millsap is maybe off to a slow start and my team isn’t that strong with the blk. (thanks for little more than nothing, Blake and Horford.) I also have Kaman, Brook Lopez and Asik. What I’m learning about 10 teams is that they’re way too shallow. You basically need overkill in any cat to win it, and there’s almost always a FA worth grabbing.

    Would you make the trade?

    • ChrisV

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      @Carnac, I would only do that if you want the rebounds from Sanders, who is legit in that category. Millsap is having an awkward first month but I think he will turn it around. There may be some regression from Sanders in points and boards.

      • Carnac says:
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        @ChrisV, Great feedback. Thanks!

  8. Pavel says:
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    love the blog and the references (the bodie one had me cracking up as did the “occupy wallstreet” slogans)

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Pavel, thanks, sometimes talking about numbers all the time is a bit dry, so we (both in the basketball area and the site as a whole) try to make it worthwhile for the readers.

  9. JT says:
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    In a 12 team dynasty, drop Tristan Thompson for Stuckey?

    Trade Joe Johnson for Kobe?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @JT, I couldn’t answer without knowing the rest of your team, although I guess you are asking me if Stuckey > TT generally speaking. Basically, yes.

      Kobe is better than JJ, which is no disrespect to Johnson.

  10. Lance says:
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    Debating between Knight, Redick and Beal. I like Redick, but I’m worried about his minutes going forward. At the same time, Knight gets minutes but is very inconsistent. And it looks like Beal might be inconsistent as well. Which 2 for the rest of the season? Thanks!

    • ChrisV

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      @Lance, they moved Affalo to start Redick, so I think the minutes will be there. Go him and Knight.

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