What’s up Razzballers? Fan favourite Aaron Gordon had a monster line, destroying the lowly Suns to the tune of 29/11/8/3/1 on 10-for-18 FG (3-for-6 3P, 6-for-9 FT) and three TOs. It was a clean and lethal stat line, and exactly the kind that you needed on the Saturday of your playoff semifinals. AG’s been a beast since his return and I really hope you stashed him where you could. Anyway, here’s what else I saw last night in fantasy basketball:
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Mario Hezonja: 14/8/4/4/2 on 4-for-7 FG (1-for-2 3P, 5-for-8 FT) and three TOs. Less-than-super Mario has been disappointing lately, but this was a huge rainbow (albeit against the terrible Suns). Mario has the opportunity right now with Jonathon Simmons out, so he’s worth streaming for the near future.
Nikola Vucevic: 24/11/3/1/1 on 11-for-26 FG (0-for-5 3P, 2-for-2 FT) and two TOs. A nice line from the big man. It doesn’t look like he’ll be resting, so play with confidence.
DJ Augustin: 15/9/10 on 5-for-7 FG (1-for-3 3P, 4-for-4 FT) and five TOs. Sheesh this was a huge game from DJ. Too bad he couldn’t channel his inner Russ for the trip dub. DJ’s been solid lowish end value for a while now, so keep plugging him in your lineups. Don’t expect triple doubles though.
Shelvin Mack: 12/2/2/1/1 on 4-for-11 FG (3-for-5 3P, 1-for-2 FT) and one TO in 27 minutes off the bench.
Dragan Bender: 3/8/2 on 1-for-7 FG (1-for-5 3P) and three TOs. Gross.
Elfrid Payton: 14/5/8/3/1 on 6-for-15 FG (0-for-3 3P, 2-for-4 FT) and one TO. The efficiency was ugly, but at least he put up plenty of popcorn stats.
Troy Daniels: 12/4 on 4-for-13 FG (2-for-10 3P, 2-for-2 FT) and two TOs. THRAGNOF, I guess.
Alex Len: 15/9/1/2/1 on 6-for-10 FG (3-for-4 FT) and two TOs in 27 minutes off the bench. You could do worse if you need big man help, but do not be surprised if he drops a big stinker randomly.
Tyler Ulis: 14/1/2 on 7-for-13 FG (0-for-2 3P) and one TO. A solid game, but probably not enough to usurp Payton’s starting position.
Marco Belinelli: 17/1/2/0/1 on 5-for-6 FG (3-for-4 3P, 4-for-5 FT). THRAGNOF!
Robert Covington: 11/6/2/4/2 on 4-for-10 FG (3-for-9 3P) and two TOs. Rainbow alert!
Dario Saric: 18/3/2 on 6-for-10 FG (3-for-6 3P, 3-for-5 FT) and one TO in 21 minutes. The 76ers are cruising and so is Super Dario.
Joel Embiid: 19/6/2/0/3 on 6-for-12 FG (1-for-3 3P, 6-for-8 FT) and one TO in 24 minutes. This wasn’t a close game.
JJ Redick: 8/2/1 on 3-for-11 FG (2-for-7 3P) and one TO.
Karl-Anthony Towns: 15/11/1/1/1 on 3-for-15 FG (2-for-6 3P, 7-for-8 FT) and five TOs. Just a brutal game from your anchor in a game where the TWolves got slapped. Hopefully your team survived this to live another week.
Taj Gibson: 7/5/1 on 3-for-5 FG (1-for-2 FT) and one TO.
Andrew Wiggins: 16/8/4 on 7-for-17 (0-for-3 3P, 2-for-5 FT) and one TO. Even in a game where his team got blown up, Thibs played his young star 31 minutes. Gotta love it!
Jeff Teague: 3/1/4 on 1-for-8 FG (0-for-2 3P, 1-for-2 FT) and two TOs. Sheesh!
Gorgui Dieng: 15/11/1/1/2 on 6-for-12 FG (1-for-1 3P, 2-for-2 FT) in 26 bench minutes. Nice! Whatever.
Stanley Johnson: 3 rebounds on 0-for-2 FG (0-for-1 3P) and two TOs. He left with injury, so if he were to miss more time, expect increased minutes for…
Luke Kennard: 13/3/6/1/1 on 5-for-9 FG (1-for-3 3P, 2-for-2 FT) and one TO, and…
Reggie Bullock: 14/0/3 on 5-for-9 FG (4-for-7 3P) and two TOs.
Andre Drummond: 15/20/4/4/4 on 6-for-9 FG (3-for-4 FT). Enormous double rainbow, and hurt you in absolutely no categories. I almost made him the lede, but I just feel like going against the Bulls is even sadder than going against the Suns.
Blake Griffin: 10/4/9 on 4-for-8 FG (2-for-5 3P) and four TOs. Blake has fully converted to medicare point guard.
Reggie Jackson: 15/3/1 on 5-for-10 FG (2-for-6 3P, 4-for-4 FT) and two TOs. Worth picking up at this point.
Anthony Tolliver: 25/6/1 on 8-for-15 FG (6-for-12 3P, 3-for-3 FT) in 26 bench minutes. Uhhhhhhh.
David Nwaba: 13/7/1/1 on 5-for-12 FG (1-for-3 3P, 2-for-3 FT) and one TO in 26 bench minutes. Lavine’s absence also helps Nwaba, who is worth a low-end pickup.
Noah Vonleh: 12/6/1/3 on 5-for-13 FG (1-for-5 3P, 1-for-2 FT) and three TOs.
Robin Lopez: 4/3/1/0/1 on 2-for-7 FG (0-for-1 3P) and one TO in 17 minutes. Nobody should own him at this point.
Bobby Portis: 10/4/4/1 on 5-for-13 FG (0-for-3 3P) and three TOs in 25 minutes off the bench.
Kyle Kuzma: 25/10/3/1/1 on 9-for-21 FG (4-for-10 3P, 3-for-3 FT) and two TOs. Kuzma is killing it for your fantasy playoffs. He believes in you. Much like I do.
Julius Randle: 20/11/1 on 7-for-15 FG (6-for-8 FT) and three TOs. He hurt himself, but he should be good for next week.
Brook Lopez: 8/5/0/1/1 on 2-for-8 FG (1-for-4 3P, 3-for-6 FT) and one TO. He was cruising, so this is obviously a bit disappointing. He did play 35 minutes, so expect a bounce back game next time out.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: 18/5/1/1 on 5-for-12 FG (4-for-9 3P, 4-for-4 FT) and two TOs.
Lonzo Ball: 12/8/10/1 on 5-for-13 FG (1-for-6 3P, 1-for-4 FT) and two TOs. Every time Lonzo attempts a three, I die a little inside.
Dillon Brooks: 10/2/4/1 on 4-for-14 FG (1-for-7 3P, 1-for-2 FT) and two TOs. It was always empty scoring, but lines like this just hurt far more than they help. Dillon’s worth a look if you need points, but if you need anything else you might be better off looking elsewhere.
Marc Gasol: 18/5/3/2 on 6-for-16 FG (0-for-4 3P, 6-for-7 FT) and two TOs. Get this man off this terrible team!
Jarell Martin: 10/10/2/1/4 on 5-for-13 FG (0-for-4 3P) and one TO. At least he blessed you with the blocks.
JaMychal Green: 17/16/0/0/2 on 7-for-10 FG (3-for-3 3P) and one TO. The real Grizzlies’ MVP!
James Harden: 27/6/8/1/1 on 11-for-24 FG (3-for-11 3P, 2-for-2 FT) and nine TOs. No Chris Paul? No problem! Actually, the nine turnovers were a problem, but this was an easy game for Harden in under 30 minutes. You know you’ll get messy TOs when you own James Harden.
Eric Gordon: 19/4/4/2 on 7-for-13 FG (4-for-9 3P, 1-for-1 FT) and four TOs. Gourmet THRAGNOF!
Clint Capela: 18/16/1/3/6 on 9-for-12 FG (0-for-2 FT) and one TO. Sheesh! Only one assist shy for the rainbow? Pathetic.
Trevor Ariza: 8/5/2/1 on 3-for-8 FG (2-for-5 3P).
Ryan Anderson: 16/4/1/1/1 on 5-for-11 FG (4-for-8 3P, 2-for-2 FT) and one TO. Out-of-position THRAGNOF!
Gerald Green: 14/3/2/1 on 5-for-14 FG (3-for-8 3P, 1-for-1 FT).
Anthony Davis: 25/8/1/2/4 on 10-for-22 FG (1-for-2 3P, 4-for-6 FT) and one TO. Also one TO shy of a rainbow! Where’s the hustle from these guys!?
E’Twaun Moore: 8/6/2/4 on 4-for-9 FG (0-for-2 3P) and two TOs.
Darius Miller: 11/3 on 4-for-9 FG (3-for-6 3P) and two TOs.
Jrue Holiday: 10/4/4/2 on 5-for-17 FG (0-for-2 3P) and six TOs. Sheesh!
Cheick Diallo: 15/9/2/1/1 on 5-for-6 FG (5-for-6 FT) in 25 bench minutes. It was a blowout.
Dwight Howard: 18/23/2/0/1 on 6-for-12 FG (0-for-1 3P, 6-for-12 FT) and one TO in his return from suspension. Dwight seems motivated to prove the haters wrong, so keep him out there as an elite big man.
Kemba Walker: 24/2/2/3/1 on 9-for-17 FG (4-for-8 3P. 2-for-2 FT) and five TOs. An elite point guard.
Jeremy Lamb: 14/3/4/1 on 5-for-14 FG (2-for-6 3P, 2-for-4 FT) and one TO. An elite mediocre player.
Dennis Smith Jr: 21/5/6 on 8-for-17 FG (2-for-6 3P, 3-for-4 FT) and two TOs. As long as he’s playing, make sure he’s in your lineups.
Dwight Powell: 4/8/3/0/2 on 0-for-3 FG (0-for-2 3P, 4-for-4 FT) and three TOs. He’s just deep-league fodder.
Nerlens Noel: 10/12/2/4/1 on 5-for-8 FG and one TO in 27 minutes off the bench. It pains me to see Nerlens rot away on the bench. You can’t really pick him up unless you’re desperate.
Doug McDermott: 14/1/0/1 on 4-for-8 FG (3-for-5 3P, 3-for-3 FT). THRAGNOF!
Yogi Ferrell: 16/2/2/2/1 on 7-for-10 FG (1-for-4 3P, 1-for-2 FT) and one TO in 24 minutes off the bench.
JJ Barea: 10/2/5/1 on 4-for-10 FG (1-for-5 3P, 1-for-2 FT) and three TOs.
Dirk Nowitzki: 4/10/1/0/2 on 2-for-9 FG (0-for-5 3P) and one TO. The boards and blocks are nice, but otherwise… blech. C’mon, Dirk! I believe in you! You have to be better than this!
Anyway, that’s all I saw last night in fantasy basketball. As always, leave your questions/comments/concerns down below. Good luck in the rest of your fantasy playoffs!