What was the address of the house you grew up in? Please include your Social Security number and bank pin number while you’re at it. What about the first apartment you rented? And the motel you lost your virginity at? I kid, I kid. We all have memories about certain addresses in our lives. For some reason, 21 Jump Street is the address that always pops up for me. Anyways, last night, Devin Booker established a new home in New Orleans:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
44 8 9 2 0 5 5/11 13/24 13/13

The festivities at 44 Booker Street lasted for 42 minutes and the new residence was established due to the 139-132 Suns victory over the Pelicans. Booker had a 40-burger back on November 4th and he had scored at least 30 points four other times. With that said, his season seemed a little underwhelming for some. Beep. Boop. Bop. You know what’s never underwhelming? The Stocktonator. The usage this season was down to 28 from 32 last year and the PPG dipped to 25 from 26.6. It’s not all about points, though, for Booker, although he can obviously access 40 to 50-burger ceiling. Booker is a top 30 player for fantasy this season beause he’s shooting 94% from the free line and 50% from the field, with the 6.3 dimes, 3.9 boards, and 2.3 tres. He just needs to contribute the defensive stats. If he can do that, he’d easily be a top 20 player.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

 

Kelly Oubre Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 15 1 3 4 3 1/4 6/21 1/3

Played 47 minutes! He only received one minute of rest. That’s cruel! I kid, I kid. The game went to OT. As I’ve written before, Oubre was one of my favorite draft targets because he provided across-the-board production and could be drafted in the middle rounds. He is an outside candidate to be a 1/1/1 member if he can get the blocks up. With that said, he’s inconsistent, so the ride can be rough and the value will vacillate widly.

Ricky Rubio

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 6 15 4 1 3 1/5 6/15 0

Hey Ricky, you so fine, you so fine you blow my mind. Hey Ricky! What a bounce back season for Rubio. Let’s see…The last two years in Minnesota, Rubio finished as the #47 player both years. Then, in Utah, he finished as the #83 and #128 player for fantasy. Now he’s posting top 55 numbers. Things that make you go hmmmm. The field goal percentage sucks, but that’s the tax you pay for 8.7 dimes and 1.5 steals.

Frank Kaminsky

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 6 1 2 0 2 2/3 7/15 4/4

Continues to start and played 33 minutes. He’s been playing well in place of DeAndre Ayton and Aron Baynes. Yet, he’s not even been a top 150 player because he’s primarily a points and tres player with a helping of boards. When the Suns get healthy, Kaminsky’s value will get eclipsed.

Cameron Johnson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 6 1 1 1 1 4/8 7/12 0

Played 31 minutes off the bench. This Johnson gets erect by draining tres. He’s a specialist. When he’s hot, he gets run. When he’s not, he rots.

Brandon Ingram

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 6 4 0 0 6 2/3 6/10 7/7

Only played 30 minutes because of a laceration. Nothing to worry about.

Jaxson Hayes

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 5 1 0 5 1 0 6/8 5/7

Got the start and played 33 minutes because both Derrick Favors and Jahlil Okafor were out. Hayes is uber athletic and will get his block on. If this whole NBA thing doesn’t work out, I’m sure he’d be highly coveted by the Chinese. When the Pelicans are healthy, Hayes is buried on the depth chart.

Lonzo Ball

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 6 11 3 2 7 4/5 6/9 4/4

Played 43 minutes.

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This is his ceiling. Or is it? Anyways, whether it is or not, this kind of production is in the range of outcomes. And that is exciting. Now, not all is good, as the percentages are terrible, but not everyone can be Anthony Davis.

Jrue Holiday

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 7 6 5 1 4 2/6 10/18 1/3

‘Tis the season. Over the past seven games, Holiday has been the 11th player for fantasy. That is more in line what owners were expecting when they drafted him.

Tobias Harris

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
33 7 3 0 1 1 3/8 13/28 4/4

Played 40 minutes because the Wizards did the magically impossible; defeat the Sixers 119-113. Harris is a top 50 player for fantasy this season. He’s consistent but doesn’t access the ceiling often. Last night was the first time scoring more than 30 points, but he’s failed to score in double figures just twice. He provides tres, boards, and the defensive contributions have been surprisingly good. 1 steal and 0.8 blocks compared to the 0.6 steals and 0.5 blocks from last year.

Joel Embiid

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 21 1 0 1 8 1/2 7/12 11/14

The first 20/20 game for Embiid this season. He had four career 20/20 games before last night. Andre Drummond and Clint Capela smirk as Dre has four THIS season, while Capela has three. Last night’s game was set up to be a big one, due to the injuries in the Wizards front court. And Embiid did have a huge game, but it could’ve been bigger. The Wizards constantly doubled him down in the post, which partly contributed to the eight turnovers.

Matisse Thybulle

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
5 1 6 2 2 0 1/3 2/4 0

Played 31 minutes off the bench. Maybe after he dies, the masses will then appreciate the artistry of Matisse’s work. Until then, he’s strictly a defensive specialist with limited offensive game. On the season, he’s averaging 1.5 steals with 0.7 blocks.

Raul Neto

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 1 0 0 0 1 3/4 4/5 0

Played 12 minutes off the bench. A ceiling game for Neto must be appreciated. Actually, no it doesn’t but I’m feeling charitable and hoping that this satisfies the karma gods. The season high for Neto is 13 points, but that happened in a game in which he started and played 30 minutes.

Rui Hachimura

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 7 0 2 0 2 1/3 11/18 4/4

Played 43 minutes! Sugoi! With Thomas Bryant out for an extended period of time, Rui is going to get as many minutes as he can handle. He provides exactly what he contributed yesterday: points, boards, and steals. The percentages are also excellent. Tanoshi!!

Moritz Wagner

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
5 11 1 1 0 0 0/4 2/6 1/2

Got the start for Thomas Bryant and played 26 minutes. It was a tough matchup, as he had to battle down low with Embiid and was in foul trouble. He’s a talented big who can shoot from downtown, and he’s going to get a ton of run.

Ish Smith

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 1 8 0 0 0 2/2 7/11 3/4

Got the start and played 34 minutes because Isaiah Thomas was out due to a calf strain. Smith can provide some dimes, but keep in mind that he was starting to begin the season and had fans wishing for less of Ish.

Bradley Beal

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 10 4 0 0 5 1/4 7/24 11/13

I love Beal so much, even when it’s undercooked. 31.3 usage rate, 28.6 points, 1 steal, 5 boards, and 1…2…3…4…5…6…7 dimes per game!

Davis Bertans

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 1 0 1 0 1 7/13 9/16 0

Played 37 minutes off the bench. He started the game 6-for-6 from downtown. You do the math. Like Wagner and Rui, Bertans is going to see as much run as he can handle.

The Nuggets rolled up the Knicks, 129-92. As a result, no Nuggets starter played more than 25 minutes. It was such a thrashing that Juan Hernangomez played 24 minutes. He was averaging 12.9 per game. NO BLURBS FOR ANYONE!!!

For the Knicks, Marcus Morris Sr. was the only one to score in double figures (10 points). You know how much of a blowout it was? Mitchell Robinson played 30 minutes!!! I kid, I kid. Over the prior four games, the lights had been on in Mitchell Robinson’s neighborhood for 23, 20, 29, and 31 minutes. He can still get Fizdale’d at any moment, but it looks like the playing time will be there.

P. J. Tucker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 11 2 1 0 1 5/10 6/12 1/2

Played 39 minutes. Tucker has a usage rate of 9.4! Yet, he’s a top 35 player for fantasy because….he stays in his lane. Tucker provides tres, boards, and steals with excellent field goal percentage.

Clint Capela

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
6 13 2 2 1 5 0 3/9 0

It’s gotten to the point that I get disappointed when I don’t see a 20/20 in Capela’s stat box. 6/13 looks a little fuzzy to me. On the season, C & C has been making his owners dance with top 20 production. He’s averaging 14.5 points, 14.9 boards, 1 steal, and 1.9 blocks with 64% shooting from the field.

Russell Westbrook

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 13 11 2 0 8 0/6 7/27 5/6

Russ just messing around in Canada. Unfortunately, the Canadian authorities have him locked up for the murder of the field goal percentage and eight counts of turning it over. Trump needs to send his best man now!

James Harden

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 7 3 5 1 4 3/5 7/11 6/6

It’s crazy that his floor game is the ceiling outcome for like 90% of the players in the league. Anyways, the Raptors focused their defensive attention on Harden. Smart. They still lost 109-119, though.

Ben McLemore

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 2 3 1 0 2 8/17 9/18 2/2

Got the start and played 29 minutes. The shooting efficiency is usually poor, but he can get hot (like last night) and provide points and tres. Don’t expect much of anything else, though.

Danuel House Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 1 3 0 0 0 3/8 5/11 3/3

Returned and played 27 minutes off the bench. I like House a lot, as he provides across-the-board production. Essentially, this House has a solid foundation.

Pascal Siakam

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 9 2 2 1 3 2/8 9/22 4/4

I love seeing those defensive stats. We know that he can do everything else. With his length and athleticism, it’s well within the range of outcomes for both the steal and block numbers to be above 1. If that happens, then top 10-15 player.

Kyle Lowry

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 5 8 1 0 4 3/5 5/8 6/6

Played 42 minutes. LOL. Just play him 48. There’s plenty of time between quarters and there’s halftime to rest.

Fred VanVleet

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 6 5 3 1 2 3/7 7/13 3/4

The #12 player for fantasy. Fred VanElite. Shoutout to EMac at Awesemo. He will never contribute blocks, but imagine if he shot better than 41% from the field! 18.7 points, 2.8 tres, 3.9 boards, 7.3 dimes, and 2 steals!!! WTF for FVV!

 

  1. I Just Wanna Kawhi says:
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    Currently at #3 but squad looks stupid as f with so many of my guys playing like shit and injured.

    PG1 Fultz
    PG2 Satoransky
    PG3 Bledsoe
    SG1 Booker
    SG2 Gilgeous-A
    SF1 Oubre
    SF2 Barton
    SF3 Anunoby
    PF1 Hachimura
    C1 Turner
    C2 Robinson
    C3 Ayton
    C4 Jokic

    IL Irving
    IL Richardson

    The ones carrying my squad are those I got from the wire: Fultz, Barton, Sato. Theyre helping Booker and Oubre. Jesus The rest plays like shyt, or arent playing at all! Lol

    I’d like to move Jrich for Markanen, only bcoz I dont have a decent PF. What do u say Son?

    • Son says:
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      Nooooo, my RichardSON!!!!

      I’m good with that move

      • I Just Wanna Kawhi says:
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        Yea, I wouldn’t move him if I did not have enough guards but as you can see we got tons of em. Lol But I would wanna wait a little more and move him and bledsoe for a PF better than Lauri. I’m not in a hurry so I might just wait this one out

      • I Just Wanna Kawhi says:
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        I didn’t know Fiz got the boot. Lol He deserves it!! #FreeRobinson

        • Son says:
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          Hopefully

          • I Just Wanna Kawhi says:
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            Your thoughts on Hbarnes? Someone dropped him, thinking of dropping Rui for him

            • Son says:
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              Mehrrison Barnes. I wouldn’t drop Rui right now. He’s going to get a ton of run

  2. DG Tkyo says:
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    Son, your Nihongo is sugoi! You are a cunning multilinguist.
    As for Rui, somebody else in my league got him, and I drafted- then cut- Culver. Now I think it’s time for a reunion. Gotta be better than Gary Harris (grabbed after his 25 pt mirage). Would you not agree?

    • Son says:
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      Arigato, DG Tkyo san!

      I am also a cunnilingist!

      Hmmm, I think I’d rather have Harris

  3. Mr. Blast says:
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    AYO!

    I feel “I just wanna Kawhi’s” pain ^^^^^ -_-

    Jokic mannnnnnnn… Let’s just keep telling ourselves it’s an extended slow start (eye roll)

    I’m actually getting some offers on my Jokic now.

    One was Simmons & Tristan for Jokic, which I declined.. But dam man where are we here ?

    My team looked great on paper after draft day.

    But “slow starts” / injuries, things done changed.

    Was in 1st place until week 3 & now I’m free falling in to 6th after this week.

    This is a deeper 12 team league – with 15 man rosters & no IR

    Jrue/CONLEY/LOWRY/Rozier
    Oubre/LEVERT/Tucker/Herro/Jabari
    Jokic/VUCEVIC/BRYANT/Holmes/Bertans/Wagner

    Hanging tough.

    • I Just Wanna Kawhi says:
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      Hah! Taking him was a mistake. But I got Barton who seems to be taking the role of the ‘go to guy’ so it somehow lessens the pain! Lmao

      Haven’t gotten offers for him yet but if I got one for a player that has even a 3rd round value, I’m taking it.

      • Son says:
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        Barton has been solid. I cannot advocate what you would do with Jokic. Now, I wanna Kawhi

  4. Ralphy says:
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    I am rebuilding a keeper team. Ive traded away Jrue and Chris Paul for draft picks. The two players I planned on keeping are AD and Simmons but today I was offered Russell Westbrook for Simmons. Would you do that? Its straight up but I could try to add a draft pick to the offer.

    • Son says:
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      I would not do that trade. If you’re rebuilding, why would you swap Summons for Russ? I’d need picks to even consider

      • Ralphy says:
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        Ok thanks

        • Son says:
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          Anytime

        • Ralphy says:
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          Would you trade AD and Simmons for Towns, KD and Westbrook?

          This year doesn’t matter for me.

          • Son says:
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            I wouldn’t

  5. Mcbonton says:
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    Hey Son! Hope all is well.
    Should i buy low on Jokic? If so what you think his value now?
    Thanks

    • Son says:
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      I’d do a price check and see where his owner is at. Value is relative so it really depends on the owner. If I owned him, he’s still a first round guy. Others may be fed up and may view him as a 3rd round guy

  6. Hom says:
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    Bench 2 Tonight (Points League)

    Holmes @ SA
    Bertans @ MIA
    Wagner @ MIA
    SGA vs MIN
    Taurean Prince @ CHA

    • Son says:
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      I’m benching the Wizards guys

  7. Trader says:
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    Please weigh in on which side you prefer in each of these scenarios. Feel free to rank your favorites if you have the time! Because you like context…this is a 12 teamer, 9 category league. I am in second place and team is heading in the right direction. I focused on March performance so short term is not my priority.

    1. My Nance and Sato for his Lowry
    2. My Nance, Sato and Lamb for his Lowry and JRich
    3. My Nance, Sato and Covington for his Lowery and J Rich
    4. My Nance, Sato, Cov and Lamb for his Lowery, JRich and JJJ
    5. My Nance, Sato and Lamb for his Lowery and JJJ

    Harden, Jrue, Sato, VanVleet
    Oubre, Lamb, Melo, House
    Love, Nance, Covington
    Myles, Bryant, Noel
    IR: Vucevic

    • Son says:
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      #5 to go please

      • Trader says:
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        Nice! I think I would do them all but liked 1-5 best.

        • Son says:
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          Ok, good luck with whichever one you choose

          • Trader says:
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            He is still stuck on a five for five. Now it is his Lowry, JJJ, B Clarke, JRich and Ibaka for my Lamb, Sato, Covington, Oubre, and Nance. Probably good for me but I lose a ton of steals. Thoughts?

            • Son says:
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              Hmmm….you get a boost in PTS, AST, and BLK. Decrease in REB, STL, and TO. Massive decrease in STL but massive boost in BLK

  8. Jep says:
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    Sup Son! Happy Friday!

    AD owner looking to build to next year already. He’s asking Trae and PG13 for AD, but I think it messes up my team build. Trae will cost a 7th rd pick next year. In first with a 7.5g lead. I guess whenever you hear AD is on the market and you can pair him with KAT, you listen. Do I cruise with what got me here so far or entertain the idea? I was thinking AD for Trae straight up or maybe Brogdon (9th rd keeper) and PG13 for AD and Barton?

    Here’s current squad:
    G: Trae, Lowry, Brogdon, Rozier, Dinwiddie, Fultz
    F: PG13, Isaac
    C: KAT, Capela, Noel

    • Son says:
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      Sup, Jep!

      I’d do the Brogdon/PG for AD/Barton

  9. Anthony says:
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    Whats up, who to pick up from ww for best ros or hold?
    To drop: PJW, Redick
    To add: Barret, AGordon, Kuzma, Smart, MilesBridges, Ibaka

    • Son says:
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      I’d keep PJW.

      I’d add Smart

  10. Ricky says:
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    Hii Son,

    Could you please rank : gobert,vuce,capela,horford,drummond for the rest of the season ?? H2h, 9cat

    Thanks

    • Son says:
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      Dre, Capela, Vuc, Horford, Gobert

      • Maximus98 says:
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        Gobert so low?? 🙁

        • Son says:
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          Well, you did list most of the best centers in the game. I wouldn’t have an issue if you swapped him with Horford, but I think the other 3 three are ahead of him

  11. Trader says:
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    Bryant’s injury has me spooked. I also have Vuce so tough right now. H2h so patience is rewarded. Need to be good during March playoffs. Would you trade Bryant and Sato for Lowry? For JJJ?

    • Son says:
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      I’m with you on Bryant. Injuries to the feet on big men are scary. I’d trade for JJJ. Forgot your squad, but if you good with big men, I don’t hate the Lowry one as well

  12. Trader says:
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    The trade that will never happen! How about I counter with my Oubre, Lamb and Sato for Lowery, JJJ and Ibaka. Thoughts?

    • Son says:
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      I’m good with it. Upgrade at point guard and I love JJJ

      • Trader says:
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        Awesome.

        Would you rather have Nance or JRich given Love looks to be traded?

        • Son says:
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          Nance

          • Trader says:
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            Thanks for the guidance and patience! Longest trade dialogue ever

            • Son says:
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              Lol. I’m here for you. No need to rush trades. Make sure you do the ones that make the most sense for you

  13. Trader says:
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    Well In that spirit, here are my three options. Need to rank best to worst please. Nine categories. H2h so being great in March is the goal. Thank you!

    1. Harden, Jrue, VanVleet, Sato
    Oubre, Lamb, House, Covington
    Love, Nance, Melo
    Vuce, Myles, Streamer spot
    IR: Bryant

    2. Harden, Jrue, VanVleet, Lowry
    House, Covington
    Love, Nance, JJJ, Melo
    Vuce, Myles, Ibaka, Streamer
    IR: Bryant

    3. Harden, Jrue, VanVleet, Lowry
    House, Covington, JRich
    Love, Melo, JJJ
    Vuce, Myles, Ibaka, Streamer
    IR: Bryant

    • Son says:
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      3….2….1…..

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