Sing the below to the tune in the video:

“And then a Herro comes along. With the tres to carry on. And you cast your fears aside. And you know you can survive. So when you feel like hope is gone. Click your team and be strong. And you’ll finally see the truth. That a Herro’s all you need.”

Tyler Herro, the 19-year-old, 13th overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft of the Miami Heat, and yet another player who John Calipari wasted at Kentucky, has been strong. Is the truth. And is all that we need. Ok, the last part is hyperbole, but he’s been very good since the Summer League. With Jimmy Butler missing the first three games of the season, Herro played 34, 32, and 35 minutes and scored 14, 14, and 8 points respectively. He also grabbed some boards and contributed some steals. Butler returned to the lineup last night, yet Herro had his most productive game to date in 29 minutes off the bench:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
29 7 2 0 0 0 3/4 7/9 12/16

The 16 free throw attempts were likely an outlier, so don’t construct the shrine yet, but Herro has proven that he belongs and can be a source of points and tres.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

 

Jimmy Butler

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 5 2 3 0 4 1/2 5/11 10/15

Made his debut and Butler showed that he is still the man of the house, not hired help. Beep. Boop. Bop. Speaking of hired help, the Stocktonator will assist you in Project Domination for your fantasy leagues. Back to our regular scheduled programming. Butler didn’t rush and was able to get his shot when needed. The usage rate last night was 26.9. He’s a bully of a man, so the free throw attempts are more legitimate than Herro’s. With that said, 15 attempts won’t happen every night, but Butler was 22nd in the league last season with 5.68 attempts per game.

Bam Adebayo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 10 3 2 3 2 0 4/7 9/10

BAM! Look over there. BAM! Turn around. BAM! BAM! The usage rate was only 16.9, yet BAM! says BAM! to usage rate. Across-the-board production is what BAM! provides and the breakout train has left the station. Normal trains go choo choo. This train shouts BAM! BAM! BAM! as it screams down the track.

Goran Dragic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 3 3 0 0 3 5/9 7/12 2/4

Played 30 minutes off the bench. He’s the leader of the second unit and the return of Jimmy Butler did not affect his usage or playing time. He will be a nice source of points, tres, and dimes.

Kelly Olynyk

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

Played 18 minutes off the bench. As women will tell you, achieving the big O is difficult and doesn’t always happen. As it is with Kelly O. When his shot isn’t falling, it’s nooooooooooo.

Trae Young

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

Only played 11 minutes due to suffering an ankle injury. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. X-rays were negative and MRI will be performed on Wednesday. Shams Charania tweeted that he could be out two weeks. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Deandre’ Bembry or Tyrone Wallace could replace Trae in the starting lineup.

John Collins

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 7 4 1 1 1 5/8 10/17 5/6

Without Trae, Collins is the alpha on offense and should see a bump in usage, although the offense will be vastly different without its playmaker and could stagate. Collins was hovering in the 20 range for usage with Trae on the court, but that number spiked to 23.9 last night. Collins can score from every level of the court and will grab boards. What’s really been eye-opening this season has been the contributions in stocks. If that continues, we are looking at a top 25 player and Phil would be proud.

Dwight Powell

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

Returned from injury, got the start, but only played 14 minutes. Powell will provide boards, blocks, and some tres when he gets ramped up and receives more run.

Luka Doncic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 4 5 2 0 4 1/6 3/12 5/8

The shooting efficiency from the field and line is the bugaboo in Luka’s game. The upside though is trip-dubs, so you take the bad with the good. Denver is tied for 7th in defensive efficiency so don’t fret too much. With that said, he hit the game winner!!! Luka!!!!

Kristaps Porzingis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 14 3 0 2 2 1/8 4/14 1/1

Wicky, wicky, wicky, wick…..DJ Son spinning the record back….Denver is tied for 7th in defensive efficiency so don’t fret too much. If that doesn’t look familiar to you, then…..

Seth Curry

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 2 3 1 0 0 2/6 4/8 0

Got the start and played 25 minutes. ‘Twas probably a matchup thing, so don’t get too excited. Curry is a sniper from deep.

Maxi Kleber

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 7 1 1 3 1 1/4 6/12 1/1

I’m hungry. Anyways, I like Kleber because he’s a big who provides blocks and tres. He played 30 minutes last night, but as Powell gets more run, the minutes could decrease for Kleber. Boo hoo.

Paul Millsap

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 8 0 0 0 0 4/7 9/17 1/1

Led the Nuggets in points and shot attempts. He was beasting down low but the lack of periphery stats is surprising. Millsap is usually an across-the-board contributor.

Nikola Jokic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 10 10 3 0 4 0/1 4/8 2/2

Get him on the court and he’s trouble. Last night, messed around and got a triple double. Unfortunately, the Nuggets lost 106-109, so it was not a good day.

Will Barton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 11 1 1 0 2 2/3 8/16 1/2

Example #3452346256247427647 why we shouldn’t overreact over one game. Barton led the Nuggets with 37 minutes and this is what he can do. Yes, he’s inconsistent but the coaching staff loves him for his defensive versatility so the minutes are relatively secure.

Anthony Davis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
40 20 2 0 2 0 0/2 7/17 26/27

B. C. is Before Christ. A. D. is Anno Domini, which translates to “in the year of the Lord.” Jesus could turn water into wine and walk on water, but did Jesus ever go 40/12 in a basketball game? Things that make you go hmmmmm. AD was the first Laker since ’03 Shaq to go 40 and 12. There’s only been one other player in the history of the NBA to go 40 and 20 with at least 25 free throw makes: Wilt Chamberlain. Amazing. AD has the highest ceiling of any fantasy player out there. It’s all about injury with him, and he was having issues with his right shoulder last night. Something to be anxious about.

Jaren Jackson Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
7 6 1 1 0 1 1/3 2/10 2/2

Played 18 minutes because……foul trouble!!! What else is new?

Jonas Valanciunas

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 11 2 0 0 2 0/2 5/10 4/4

Played 23 minutes, a season high. JV is a dub-dub machine. Too bad he doesn’t get more run.

 

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Shawn
Shawn
3 years ago

Hey Son great content as usual. Can I get your opinion on this deal:

His Beal / Favors for my Lowry / Ingram.

I like the buy low on Beal and sell on Lowry but am not convinced with Favors. Btw he countered with the Favors and Ingram side.

His other players that are of interest are Zeller, Lauri, Tristan, Gobert, DFox. Format is 12 team H2h 9-cat.

Should I just accept or counter? Thanks

Shawn
Shawn
3 years ago
Reply to  Shawn

Full team details below:

My Team:
Lillard/Lowry/Ball/Thomas
Booker/G.Harris/Huerter
Ingram/Prince
Washington/Saric
Capela/Valanciunas
IL: Looney

His Team:
Fox/Teague/I.Smith
Beal
Crowder/Knox
Markkannen/Zeller/Wood
Gobert/Adams/Favors/T.Thompson
IL: Oladipo

jeff aces
jeff aces
3 years ago

Hello Son,

Thank you for your write-ups per usual. Quick Question for a 12 team keeper league:

This team is looking for a PG, specifically assist

He wants to know what Isaac can get him…What can i offer? Picks available too

Team looking for a PG/assist:

PG: Fultz/Brunson/Irving
SG:Booker/Bogdanovic/Fournier/Batum
SF:Leonard/Ingram/Richardson/Tatum/
PF:Carter Jr/PJ Washington/Portis/Isaac/Melli
C:Robinson/McGee/J Allen/Cousins

My team:

PG: Fox/Ball/Shai/Rozier/Aaron Holiday
SG: Harden/Lamb/hardaway
SF: Antetokounmpo/Hayward/Winde/Oubre/crowder
PF: JJJ/Nance/ Fernando/Gafford
C: Jokic/Sabonis/Poeltl/Goga

jeff aaces
jeff aaces
3 years ago
Reply to  Son

Was able to get Jonathan Isaac and a 2020 3rd rd pick FOR Ball and a 2020 4th rd pick!

jeff aces
jeff aces
3 years ago
Reply to  Son

Everyone in my league is saying i didn’t get enough for Ball though. I think i got Isaac at the right time

Also i am being offered Frank Ntilikina for a 3rd rd pick – he is protected next year. Do i do it? I have 2 3rd picksA

jeff aces
jeff aces
3 years ago
Reply to  Son

i actually only have 1 3rd and it will probably be a mid 3rd, would you still trade it for Frank?

Jeff Aces
Jeff Aces
3 years ago
Reply to  Son

It’s keep 3 lose next best for 3 RDS and keep total of 18

Jeff aces
Jeff aces
3 years ago
Reply to  Jeff Aces

Yes around there

Spider King
Spider King
3 years ago

Looking at possibly trading steph, I’m in need of power forward help. I only have 1 pf and 5 centers. What do you think about trading steph/porter jr. for jimmy butler and Tobias Harris? 10 team h2h with assists counting as 2 points each.

My Squad
Steph
Donovan Mitchell
Derozan
Carter Jr.
Drummond
Van fleet
Oubre
Porter jr.
Bam
Bryant
Valanciunas
Reggie Jackson
Fultz
Zeller
Gary Harris

spider king
spider king
3 years ago
Reply to  Son

What if I trade the same two for Irving and Tatum or randle

jeff aces
jeff aces
3 years ago
Reply to  Spider King

trade steph for jokic

Pedro
Pedro
3 years ago

Hola Son!!!

With AD I think I should be able to get to the POs, so… i am thinking ahead… Would you offer VanVleet for Ayton?

Gracias.

BigBun
BigBun
3 years ago

What do you think of this squad? Any suggestions on how to improve? 12 team h2h 9-cat

Kemba, Dragic, D Wright
Beal, Smart
Porter Jr., Oubre Jr., Covington
Isaac, Nance Jr
Embiid, Bryant, Horford

Russowl
Russowl
3 years ago

10 team head to head 9 cat you can make moves daily and change lineup daily
We use 4 util and have one center spot . Steve adams is available it’s hard not to grab him while he’s sitting there free but feel like I need 3’s and don’t want to destroy my Ft %. I’ve been waiting to put Zach Collins in my injury spot and make a move but not sure when that’s going to happen. Should I drop Zach Collins & pick up Adams or drop Zach Collins for the free agents available or wait to put Zach Collins on injured list and pick up who? Or is there another drop? Here’s my team and best free agents available

Pg-Jrue Holiday

S.g.- James Harden

G- Conley

Sf- Oubre

Pf- Horford

F- Harrell

C- Capela

Util-D .Ayton

Util- J.v.

Util-miles bridges

Util J. Lamb

Bn- D.Wright

Bn- Huerter

Bn- P.j. Washington

Bn-Zach Collins

Bn- Sato

Other FA-

Eric Gordon. Rodney Hood, Wesley Matthews, Dewayne dedmon, Hunter,Shamet, Marcus Morris, Moe harkless, DJ Augustin and there’s a few other bigs available

Russowl
Russowl
3 years ago
Reply to  Son

Would you drop anyone else to adams? I’m pretty sure someone will grab him shortly. Or just stay put?

Russowl
Russowl
3 years ago
Reply to  Son

Alright thanks

Gerald
Gerald
3 years ago

i feel sorry for your mother lmaoo throwback jim jones the game

I’m confused with delon wright. please explain how can he be a top 70 player? good fg % good Ft % chips some assists rebs? low turnover rate couple steals? this i is where i get lost with players cuz he’s barely a starter in the nba but he’s a good player in fantasy

Gerald
Gerald
3 years ago
Reply to  Son

how do you think he will rank rest of season?

field goal % pts FT% 3PTM REB AST STL BLK Turnovers 10 league

can i get your thoughts on the squad?
guards- terry rozier , lonzo, ice trae, shai alexander
dinwiddie , danny green
forwards- jeremy lamb. otto porter, tj warren
pascal Siakam jarret jackson, anthony davis, tommy bryant

cauley stein IR

i think cauley stein will have some sneaky value. and for deep leagues i think alec burks will for golden state. call me crazy lol but i could see golden state ending the game with line up as green cauley stein burks russel curry
hes an athletic big man, he’s gonna get the bulk of the minutes at that position if he stays healthy. playing with a much better team.

Trader
Trader
3 years ago

Randles is widely panned but so far he is fantasy gold. I know since I am playing against him LOL.
Best on the wire: Lamb, Delon,Kleber, Sato, Crowder, Forbes. In our 12 teamer, h2h, 9 cats, do you like any over Huerter, Bog Big and/or Nance? Been holding Huerter hoping he gets run with Trae out but….

Harden, Jrue, IT, VanVleet
Oubre, Covington, Huerter, Bog Bog
Love, Nance,
Vucevic, Bryant, Myles (prayer circle)

Trader
Trader
3 years ago
Reply to  Son

Thanks. I appreciate my twice per week (min) roster check in. So far, so good!

Trader
Trader
3 years ago
Reply to  Son

Ha ha! Gonna be a fun ride. Buckle up.

Kris
Kris
3 years ago

Okay, Son! How are you? How’s the RAZZBALL team doing?

I need your thoughts. LOL! HAHA!

20-team-league. H2H. 9 cats.

Everyone knows how to draft in this league. So, it’s very, very hard for us to keep up with the waivers.

Schroder
Bacon
Walker
Hezonja
Collins
Jabari Parker
Spellman
Thomas Bryant
Okogie
Valanciunas
Winslow
Young
DSJ

1st, there’s no one better to replace DSJ so is he a hold in a deep league?
2nd, I am having a tough time with Hezonja, Spellman, Okogie, Winslow, and Bacon’s place. It seems that they’re like my streaming positions. Though, I know, we should keep our cool with Winslow and Bacon. And yeah, I think I’m also fine with Okogie.

It’s been a rough 2nd week, I’ll tell you that. Collins is out. Trae is out. The feels, man! Oh and btw, the managers are not open to trading. LOL! I understand since it’s a money league, but, it just takes out the fun.

Anyway, should I just accept the fact that the waiver wire is my best friend now? HAHA! I mean, maybe I can move players to keep solid. Thoughts?

Kris
Kris
3 years ago
Reply to  Son

Okay. We have:

Len
Bridges (PHX)
Nurkic (Dropped him coz I thought Yahoo will give Trae an INJ status. It’s cool if someone will stash him, I’m good with rebs.)
Morris (DEN)
Mudiay
Bonga
Giles
Tolliver
Hill (MEM)
Edwards
Bell
Ellngton
KPJ
MPJ
Miles (WAS)
Johnson (PHX)
Melli
Biyombo
Kurucs (Should I pick this guy?)
Leaf
Korkmaz
Henson
Waiters
Ojeleye
Sumner
Jackson (DAL)
Graham (MIN)
Ennis 3rd (PHI)
Bullock
Crabbe
MCW
DJJ

Just picked up Ky Bowman. Kept DSJ in IL. Any player that I should look into — get into my watch list or pick him right now?

It’s an active league and this is one of my most competitive league every year. So, you see, the wire is our best friend. HAHA!

Kris
Kris
3 years ago
Reply to  Son

I hate this OUT status by Yahoo! HAHA!
Got them. So those two were my last 2 adds this week. Hoping for next week to be better!
Took out Hezonja and Spellman. One of my friends got Paschall last week and after the game a while ago, the spell from Spellman were nowhere to be found. :))

Kris
Kris
3 years ago
Reply to  Son

Thanks for the tips, Son!
Appreciate everything!

Gerald
Gerald
3 years ago

Hi Son,

Had changes since draft and this is how my team looks like now. 10 team, 9 cat league.

PG: Harden, Kemba, Butler, Bledsoe, schroder
F: Horford, Otto, Oubre, Ibaka
C: Mrob, ayton, zeller, holmes

I got ayton from waiver since an impatient owner dropped him. I’m glad Otto finally have a decent game today and I think Bledsoe will soon.

I know I’m having lot of bigman, I had gharris today but instantly dropped upon seeing holmes perform and him being in the FA.
What do you think of my team and what can you advise for improvement?

Gerald
Gerald
3 years ago
Reply to  Son

Thanks Son, who do you think most streamable on my roster. I’m thinking it’s between these 3 but they’re stringing up some good games lately.

Schroder – looking good as 6th man of thunder but wouldn’t hesitate to drop if someone better pops up..
Zeller – great player to have as long as he doesn’t get injured
Holmes – lot of potential and I might hold to see.

Team owners in my league always hesitate for trade and always asking for one sided one so I’m more incline on checking talents on waiver and FA now.. Hehe

Gerald
Gerald
3 years ago
Reply to  Son

Hi Son,
Had a great 2nd week though I think I’ll lose fg and to weekly with harden here.
Checking hot FA right now and do you think I should drop anybody for any of these guys? Thanks

Pj washington, Wright, prince

Gerald
Gerald
3 years ago
Reply to  Son

I guess I’ll hold for now. I appreciate ur comments..