What excites you? Skantily-clad women? All-you-can-eat buffet? Damn, now you know all about me. Whistling while walking away. Aaaaannnyyyways, we all have love for the hoop game. And we all have favorite players who we enjoy watching. Well, I’ve never been the biggest fan of James Harden, but man, when I watch him play, I get Harden excited. He’s not the most athletic player, but the skill that he has with the basketball makes him one of the most dominant players in the game. He can get to the rim at will and has figured out ways to get off his J anytime against anyone. Oh, he also grabs boards, dishes out dimes, gets his 211 on, and even blocks a few shots. Last night wasn’t his best game….

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
44 8 5 4 0 3 6/14 13/26 12/14

……kind of crazy that the above stat line is a little ho-hum for Harden. Beep. Boop. Bop. You know what else is Harden-esque? The Stocktonator. He just seems to do it on a consistent basis and has shown to have access to a higher ceiling. Aren’t you Harden excited too? He’s the #2 player for fantasy right now and will likely end up either #1 or #2. Remember all the talk about Russell Westbrook? BSGALsgaskghas;khas;fhmv aiwwmus. Harden had a 40.5 usage rate last season. He’s at 40.3 this year. Lol.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

 

Yogi Ferrell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 1 3 0 0 1 2/6 6/12 0

Played 29 minutes off the bench. Yogi ain’t your average bear, as he’s been outplaying starter Cory Joseph. With that said, if you are in dire need of assists, then go with Joseph.

LeBron James

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
29 4 11 3 0 2 2/7 10/20 7/7

Good morning. Good night. Have a good weekend.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 3 0 1 0 1 3/5 6/10 1/1

Got the start for the injured Avery Bradley and played 25 minutes. Alex Caruso did replace him earlier in the game and started the second half, but KCP came up big in the fourth quarter. KCP can provide tres and steals, but is inconsistent.

Alex Caruso

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

Played 29 minutes. Caruso is the second-best guard on the Lakers. There, I said it. He plays good defense and sets good screens. Unfortunately, he won’t be as good of a fantasy player, but if he gets the minutes, Caruso could contribute some steals and dimes.

Blake Griffin

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

Played 30 minutes after logging 24 minutes in his season debut. All systems look to be go. OMG! OMG! OMG! He notched a block!!!

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It doesn’t happen often, so we must rejoince when it does.

Andre Drummond

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 20 2 0 0 4 0 8/16 0

Dre is AVERAGING 17 boards on the season! Ha! Now, with Griffin back in the mix, the usage rate has ticked down a bit, which has contributed to a dip in points and dimes. He was a top 10 player without Griffin, but has been top 40 with.

Luke Kennard

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

At least he had 5 on it.

Langston Galloway

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
32 2 1 0 0 0 7/11 11/16 3/3

Played 38 minutes off the bench. He received elevated minutes because Tony Snell left the game due to injury. Prior to last night, though, Galloway played 29, 25, and 31 minutes while attempting 11 shots in each game with 8, 6, and 6 from downtown.

P. J. Washington

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

Continues to start but only played 19 minutes. Borrego said that he doesn’t want to wear Washington down, so he may not average 30 minutes per game. With that said, he’s a part of the future and someone the Hornets want to keep developing. From a fantasy perspective, Washington provides across-the-board production.

Devonte’ Graham

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 5 10 0 0 1 2/12 8/23 0

Continues to start and led the Hornets with 38 minutes of run. The shooting efficiency sucks (the Hornets obviously have a type), but the points, tres, and dimes are lovely. Is he the best player on the squad?

Malik Monk

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 4 1 0 0 2 2/4 8/12 1/2

Played 22 minutes off the bench and….

Nicolas Batum and Dwyane Bacon have been out, so Monk has received run. The minutes could dissipate when they return but…..you never know. Something to monitor.

Trey Lyles

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 12 0 0 0 2 2/4 3/7 0

Trey does knock down some tres, but is basically a board specialist. He starts but only averages around 21-22 minutes per game.

LaMarcus Aldridge

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

Mutombo reincarte! LMAO! The points and boards have fallen off precipitously from last season, though.

Al-Farouq Aminu

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 13 1 2 0 1 1/2 4/8 4/6

Got the start for the injured Jonathan Isaac and played 31 minutes. The answer to your question is that he’s Al-Farouq Aminu.

Evan Fournier

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 4 3 1 0 2 5/6 9/15 3/4

Fournier is shooting the lights out right now and is a top 100 player on the season. He’s been a top 40 player the past three games. He doesn’t provide any D, but he does contribute some boards and dimes to go along with the points and tres. If the French ever figured out how to fuse Fournier with Gobert, then they’d have one helluva basketball player.

Terrence Ross

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 2 1 0 0 1 3/8 7/13 3/3

Shooting 50% from the field over the past five games. When you shop at Ross, sometimes you won’t find anything, while other times you’ll find all sorts of great deals. That is the Ross experience.

Domantas Sabonis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 13 3 0 0 4 0 6/12 6/8

Arvydas is strutting around the streets of Malaga like a rooster about to cock up all the hens. Now, Myles Turner is set to return, so the top 30 production he’s been posting is likely unsustainable.

Malcolm Brogdon

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

Only played 9 minutes due to a back injury. T. J. McConnell is the direct beneficiary but he’s nursing an injury as well, so Aaron Holiday and Justin Holiday would get the biggest bumps.

P. J. Tucker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
5 12 0 2 1 1 1/4 2/6 0/1

Is he the greatest low-usage player in the game right now? Who would it be all-time? Dennis Rodman?

Tyson Chandler

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

Continues to start for the injured Clint Capela and played 25 minutes. Strictly a boards and blocks guy.

Ben McLemore

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 3 0 0 0 1 4/11 6/13 5/6

Starting for the injured Eric Gordon and played 33 minutes. A points and tres guy, Ben Mc won’t super size your meal, but will give you the runs….I kid, will get plenty of run. Actually, maybe both.

Joel Embiid

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
31 12 2 1 0 1 4/8 12/24 3/6

Embiid is so good that the basketball gods put a cap on how many games he can play.

Ben Simmons

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 11 8 1 0 5 0 6/8 4/6

Played 46 minutes in an OT game. They should make an NBA edition of the Wizard of Oz, with Simmons as the main character. The Scarecrow needed a brain. The Tin Woodman needed a heart. The Lion needed courage. Well, Simmons needs a three-point shot, lower turnovers, and a free throw stroke.

Josh Richardson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 3 2 1 0 4 3/6 10/15 5/6

My RichardSON!!!! He hasn’t broken out like I expected, but he will always be my RichardSON. What’s wrong with a little something something in every category?

Danilo Gallinari

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 7 2 0 0 3 3/5 7/11 11/11

Top 40 player for fantasy. It’s all about injury for Gallinari. He played 68 games last season, which was the most since he played 71 in 2012. There’s also a chance he gets moved as some point.

Terrance Ferguson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 1 2 1 0 0 5/7 7/9 0

Got the start and played 39 minutes. Only the second time Ferguson has scored in double figures and the nine shot attempts were a season-high.

Rudy Gobert

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 17 1 0 5 3 0 9/11 5/7

Viva la France!!! Gobert has been a top 10 player over the past three games.

Donovan Mitchell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
29 9 5 2 1 2 1/8 9/21 10/10

To the commenter who traded Brogdon for Mitchell, well done sir. DM is top 25 on the season for fantasy and the Jazz are starting to hum on offense. With that said, they did lose to the Grizzlies last night because…..

Ja Morant

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 4 8 1 0 2 2/6 9/22 5/6

Has now played 30 minutes in back-to-back games. Holla! And scored 25 and 23 points with 8 and 11 dimes. HOLLA!! And he freaking did this….

Man, I love the freaking NBA. That is poetry in motion right there.

Dillon Brooks

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

Top 100 player right now. He’s averaging around 28 minutes per game and contributing points, tres, steals, and some boards. The shooting efficiency isn’t great, but the volume is there (12.3 FGA) and MEM is one of the fastest-paced offensive teams.

Jayson Tatum

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 8 1 3 0 2 2/7 8/23 6/7

The shooting efficiency is….Kobe-esque? Ha, I kid. Tatum is at 39% on the season and he’s jacking up 18.8 shots per game so maybe I wasn’t so wrong after all? He’s scoring plenty of points, providing tres and boards, and getting his 211 on. Top 45 player right now.

Jaylen Brown

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 8 3 3 0 2 3/3 9/17 1/2

Brown has improved so much that….sniff, sniff….I’m not crying. My kids were trying to vacuum the floor and instead starting blowing dust all over. The main improvements have been in the shooting, from both the field and free throw line. Top 40 player for fantasy right now.

D’Angelo Russell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 2 7 1 1 9 1/6 5/10 1/2

Only played 25 minutes due to a sprained thumb. When it rains it pours.

Draymond Green

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

Dray is the lone survivor. I want to see Dray as the Lone Ranger. Get that usage rate up to 30 and start hucking and chucking. F’ it.

Alec Burks

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 3 1 1 0 0 1/3 4/11 11/12

Played 31 minutes due to the Russell injury. He looks to be back in play. In his only game as a starter, Burks put up 23 points, 5 boards, 4 dimes, 1 steal, and 1 block with a 22.4 usage rate.

Bradley Beal

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
44 3 10 2 1 5 1/5 15/22 13/14

Just back-to-back 40-burgers for Beal….cooked well done. The usage rate is 33.1 and he’s averaging 36.2 minutes, 29.7 points, 2.7 tres, 4.6 boards, 6.8 dimes, and 1.2 steals on the season.

Moritz Wagner

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 15 2 1 1 2 4/4 13/15 0/2

Played 25 minutes off the bench. Received a few extra minutes with Bryant in foul trouble. Regardless, he had been averaging 18.5 minutes of run a game and providing 12.8 points, 1.1 tres, 5.9 boards, and 1.1 blocks. Now, the 63% shooting from the field isn’t sustainable, but he is a good shooter for a big man. I always liked Wagner when he was a Laker. Check the archives. The upside is limited because he’s buried on the depth chart, but he can produce in the limited number of minutes he gets.

Jeff Teague

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 1 11 0 1 4 0/3 4/13 5/6

Got the start and played 29 minutes. It’s all about the dimes and steals for Teague. Those should be there as long as he plays. In order to access the ceiling, though, he needs to be more aggressive with his shot.

Jarrett Culver

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 3 3 3 0 2 2/5 4/10 1/4

Got the start and played 30 minutes for Andrew Wiggins (personal). Will go back to the bench when Wiggins returns.

 

  1. Trader says:
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    Weekend check up Doctor. Team been banged up with Myles, Lamb, House and Huerter out. But at least it is not a playoff week! 12 teamer, h2h, nine categories.

    Wire: WCS, Dillion, Gasol, T Young.

    Harden, Jrue, Sato, VanVleet, Augustine
    Oubre, Covington, Nance, Love, House, Lamb
    Bryant, Vucevic, Myles

    1. Any swaps from the wire?
    2. If Lamb remains out, which of these guys would you use to backfill?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Dillon for sure. Gasol for as long as Ibaka is out

  2. Joel

    Joel says:
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    Hey Son. Sorry to post the whole squad but was wondering if you could offer some guidance. PGs: Satoransky, Clarkson, lou will.
    SG: Butler, Redick, Herro
    SF: Kawhi, Melo
    PF: Wagner, Porzingis
    C: WCJ, Valenciunas, Capella, Baynes
    IL: Levert
    Not sure what direction to go with this team who I should trade/target cause I don’t think it’s gonna work out.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      All good, Joel. Posting the squad is a good thing, as it gives some context.

      Strength is the big men. Weak in dimes. Punt assists at this point. You good in blocks, but strengthen points, boards, and fg%. You good in TOs as well. I’d also probably look to see Baynes now if you can.

      • Joel

        Joel says:
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        I was thinking if I could move Capella for someone with better Points/FTs like a Buddy Hield+ maybe a throw in, but that’s kind of the strength of my team. My 3’s suck as well… I thought Eric Gordon and Redick would be more of a factor. My league is very smart/stingy. No one is gonna give me more than a fringe top 80-100 for Baynes. Kawhi is gonna be the death of my squad. I think I might just shop him and see what I can get.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Gotcha. It’s always good to do some price discovery on players

  3. Ace says:
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    Hey Son,

    My team :
    – Kemba/hield/conley/g.harris
    – Middleton/miles bridges/lamb/fournier
    – Jokic/aldridge/bryant

    1. Would you trade hield for horford or ayton ?? H2h, 9cat, 14 team
    2. Would you drop anyone of my team for waiver ??
    Waiver list : bjelica, drose, hood, burks, hunter, len, white

    Thanks Son

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Yes. I would trade for either.

      I would not

      • Ace says:
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        Okay Son… i got offered kawhi + WCJ for my hield + bryant ??

        Thanks

        • Son

          Son says:
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          If you good with the load management, then go for it

  4. bigd says:
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    yo son!! 8-team league, would you drop anyone for OG Anunuby?

    PJ Washington Cha – SF,PF
    Kawhi Leonard LAC – SG,SF
    Karl-Anthony Towns Min – C
    Trae Young Atl – PG
    Deandre Ayton Pho – C
    Wendell Carter Jr. Chi – C
    Jonathan Isaac Orl – SF,PF
    Blake Griffin Det – PF,C
    Will Barton Den – SG,SF

    • Son

      Son says:
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      PJ

      • bigd says:
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        You sure?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          I would. It’s your squad, though. What are you thinking?

          • bigd says:
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            Eh i dunno anything about either roster tbf, but PJ has been a pleasant surprise for me and OG is dealing with injury problems atm so maybe I’m just playing favorites. I was kinda leaning towards WCJ?

            • Son

              Son says:
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              PJ’s minutes have come down and Borrego said that he’s going to manage him. OG provides across-the-board production, plays over 30 mpg, and is a top 45 player for fantasy

  5. Lou says:
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    Which side do you like more in a points league where assists count as 2 points?

    Derozan, Vanvleet, Bryant for kemba, porzingis, pj

    • Son

      Son says:
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      It’s close but I prefer the DeRozan, VanVleet, Bryant side

      • Lou says:
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        Think I should counter by replacing pj with josh Richardson?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          My RichardSON!!! Yeah, I like that

  6. Cohen says:
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    SON, i could use blocks
    Would u drop Horford for Mitch Robinson or hold ?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Hold. He’s your worst player?

  7. Chris says:
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    Thanks Son!

    What side do you like? H2h roto 9 cats.

    Markkanen and Ingles for Tatum.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Tatum

  8. Trader says:
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    Would you trade Lamb, Sato and Augustine for Bog Bog and Issac?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Yes

      • Trader says:
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        He called my offer Horrendous LOL

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Yeah, the Bog/Isaac side is much better.

  9. Trader says:
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    Rozier or Lowry if I am punting FG % and turnovers. H2h so need them good at the finish line!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Lowry

      • Trader says:
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        Thanks! Call me crazy but I just turned down his LaVine for my VanVleet. I am all in on him I guess.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          I don’t hate it

  10. J says:
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    Do I trade away Porzingis and Baynes for Sabonis and Tatum?

    Also trying to get him to consider the deal if I swap Brook Lopez for Baynes.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’m good with it. You probably want to trade Baynes now before Ayton comes back

      • J says:
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        He got cold feet about baynes. Now his final offer is Sabonis Tatum and Isaiah Thomas for my Porzingis brook and Rubio.

        Hate the Rubio for Thomas swap in this deal personally

        • Son

          Son says:
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          I’m with you

          • J says:
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            Ok now he’s saying he can Sabonis and milsap for KP and brook. Tatum is off the table. Don’t love this either.

            Was initially trying to convert some solid games from Kp into a deal but dunno that this is it

            • Son

              Son says:
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              Yeah, don’t do a deal just to do a deal. Wait for the right one

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