“You never know who’s swimming naked until the tide goes out” (Warren Buffett)
This week researchers in China cloned two monkeys using the nuclear-transfer technique employed to make Dolly the sheep. Sadly, we can not clone a healthy version of DeMarcus Cousins. Before his injury, he averaged 25.6 points, 13 rebounds, and 5.2 assists. Only three players (Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) in NBA history had ever averaged at least 25 points, 13 rebounds, and 5 assists. The impact in our leagues will be instantaneous and twelve of our teams never will be the same.
Here is how the action went down in Week 12 across our 12 RCL Leagues:
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Experts League: Dynasty Deep Dive, with four wins in a row, is only five points behind the overall leader, Tarch Tadness, who won again 5-4. SON made three smart moves this week. Dejounte Murray, Jarrett Allen, and Terrence Jones. Jones is a candidate to replace Cousins in New Orleans. If that happens, he can be a top 60 fantasy player. Tarch Tadness added E’Twaun Moore. He and his teammates will try to fill the void left by DeMarcus Cousins.
Straight Cash Homie: Great victory by Team GIANT against Osama Razz2. Cronos Possessed was surprised by Connor’s Cool Team with a slim win 5-4. SON added Terrence Jones, Cronos Possessed added Kyle Anderson and SCH1-Celestial Being Mario Chalmers and Darius Miller.
Straight Cash Homie 2: Cronos Black Metal hadd one of the biggest victories this week, winning 7-1 against the fourth-placed Brow’s full 82?. With Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kemba Walker, and Lauri Markkanen, the sky’s the limit. Bismack Biyombo was traded to Beamer and Dewayne Dedmon was traded to porno4mumu. GONZO Ballin’ added Willy Hernangomez speculating that he could get traded. Willy is averaging 17.0 pts, 10.2 rebs, 1.1 stls and 1.0 blks per 36 min this season. porno4mumu acquired Rudy Gay. This is an interesting addition, as he could have top 90 value without Kawhi.
Straight Cash Homie 3: With White Mamba and Vengeful Hoopdies losing their games, Rodmans Peacekeepers is the new leader with a victory against the solid Onions! SON added Darius Miller and Terrence Jones; Boogie’s Low Ceiling acquired Nerlens Noel.
Straight Cash Homie 4: get picky with it and Matokie Slaughter, with two solid wins, maintain the overall top two spots. Victory DirtWolves made the stark move of the season and dropped DeMarcus Cousins for Tristan Thompson. In my team, TonyRP, I acquired the enigma Greg Monroe.
Straight Cash Homie 5: We have one of the surprises of the last week, as Ala Kings defeated the overall leader, Hals’s Team. Olympic Team destroyed john ryan’s Team 8-1 and is now only 1.5 points behind the leader. SCH5-Celestial Being added Buddy Hield. In the last two weeks, he has averaged 2.3 3pts, 15.5 pts, 49.3 FG% and 100 FT%! for a third-round value during that span. Again SON bet on Terrence Jones. Well done.
Straight Cash Homie 6: RJC’s Team did good work and beat my team TonyRP 4. With this, Evil Empire distanced himself from the pack.
Italy vs Razzball: The Wakefield Case added Greg Monroe and dropped Milos Teodosic, a good move if he plays. IVR-Celestial Being acquired Mario Chalmers, with Conley out for the season, he has been a seventh-round value in the last two weeks and third round value in the last one.
No Punt Intended: A lot of interesting duels at the top. The Bad Bandidos beat Newbie and basketballsacks beat the former leader Dicks Out 4 Harambe. basketballsacks owns two top ten players of the last week, Chris Paul and DeMarcus Cousins. It will be difficult going forward. Free Throw Fallin’ added Greg Monroe and Newbie added Marquese Chriss. The Suns want to see if Chriss can be a first line-up center, so Chriss’ opportunity is as high as any young big man.
Dynasty Deep Dive: The second and third placed teams, TonyRP 5 and Evil Empire, respectively, lost their matches. Big Baller Brand is now the overall leader. Craig’s Crazy Team won again by defeating Darko’s Darlings 6-3. DunkercornApocalypse acquired Greg Monroe, who has been a top 70 fantasy player in the last four seasons. He’s a good bet if he plays.
TEAM OF THE WEEK
|Name:||Steph Infection (BBQ Mousetrap)|
|Key players:||S.Curry (35.3 pts/ 59.6 FG% / 7.0 asts)
J.Valanciunas (19.0 pts / 12.3 rebs / 2.3 blks)
D.Murray (13.5 pts / 8.3 rebs/ 2.0 stls)
D.Saric (18.5 pts/ 3.0 3pts/ 7.8 rebs)
|1||More Sonics Please||BBQ Mousetrap||88-45-2|
|2||Evil Empire||Straight Cash Homie 6||86-46-3|
|3||Dicks Out 4 Harambe||No Punt Intended||87-47-1|
|4||Pikachu||Straight Cash Homie||86-47-2|
|5||Newbie||No Punt Intended||86-47-2|
|6||Stuck in Saigon 2||Italy vs Razzball||85-47-3|
|7||Tarch Tadness||Experts League||85-50|
|8||basketballsacks||No Punt Intended||84-49-2|
|9||!||Italy vs Razzball||83-49-3|
|10||get picky with it||Straight Cash Homie 4||83-50-2|
|11||TonyRP 4||Straight Cash Homie 6||84-51|
|12||Cronos Black Metal||Straight Cash Homie 2||82-50-3|
|13||Durrant me a Title||BBQ Mousetrap||81-50-4|
|14||Rodmans Peacekeepers||Straight Cash Homie 3||82-52-1|
|15||TonyRP 3||BBQ Mousetrap||82-52-1|
BEST RECORD LEADERS
|Week 1||gesiot’s Team||Italy vs Razzball|
|Week 2||basketballsacks||No Punt Intended|
|Week 3||GasOl(d) Anthem||RAZZblueBALLS|
|Week 4||TonyRP 4||Straight Cash Homie 6|
|Week 5||!||Italy vs Razzball|
|Week 6||Cronos Black Metal||Straight Cash Homie 2|
|Week 7||Pikachu||Straight Cash Homie|
|Week 8||Pikachu||Straight Cash Homie|
|Week 9||Pikachu||Straight Cash Homie|
|Week 10||Pikachu||Straight Cash Homie|
|Week 11||Pikachu||Straight Cash Homie|
|Week 12||Evil Empire||Straight Cash Homie 6|
|Week 13||Evil Empire||Straight Cash Homie 6|
|Week 14||Dicks Out 4 Harambe||No Punt Intended|
|Week 15||More Sonics Please||BBQ Mousetrap|
TEAM OF THE WEEK WINNERS
|Week 1||gesiot’s Team||Italy vs Razzball|
|Week 2||Slack-Jawed Daps||Straight Cash Homie 2|
|Week 3||The Wakefield Case||Italy vs Razzball|
|Week 4||The Wakefield Case (2)||Italy vs Razzball|
|Week 5||Newbie||No Punt Intended|
|Week 6||Evil Empire||Straight Cash Homie 6|
|Week 7||TonyRP 5||Dynasty Deep Dive|
|Week 8||Stuck in Saigon||RAZZblueBALLS|
|Week 9||Newbie (2)||No Punt Intended|
|Week 10||Durrant me a Title||BBQ Mousetrap|
|Week 11||Newbie (3)||No Punt Intended|
|Week 12||TonyRP 5 (2)||Dynasty Deep Dive|
|Week 13||GasOl(d) Anthem||RAZZblueBALLS|
|Week 14||Durrant me a Title (2)||BBQ Mousetrap|
|Week 15||Steph Infection||BBQ Mousetrap|
Thanks for playing and good luck.