What’s up Razzballers? With the season coming to a close in the next few days, this will obviously be my last Any Given Saturday of the season. It’s been a pleasure writing for y’all! Anyway enough of that, let’s get to the juicy stat lines. Anthony Davis put up another huge rainbow, going for 34/12/4/2/4 on 13-for-24 FG (0-for-1 3P, 8-for-10 FT) and only two TOs as he led the Pelicans over the Warriors on the road in Golden State. He’s been an absolute monster all year, and especially so in the second half of the season. Best of all, he’s managed to stay relatively healthy. I don’t think anybody is even close to him in terms of fantasy MVP. Long live the Brow. Here’s what else I saw last night in fantasy basketball:
Nikola Mirotic: 28/6/4/3 on 10-for-18 FG (6-for-11 3P, 2-for-2 FT). He’s come up huge this week with games of 28, 31 and 25 points. He’s blessing everyone out there with a Week 25 final.
E’Twaun Moore: 15/0/7 on 7-for-7 FG (1-for-1 3P).
Jrue Holiday: 25/5/6/4/1 on 10-for-18 FG (1-for-5 3P, 4-for-4 FT) and one TO. Jrue has to be among the most underrated players in the league.
Rajon Rondo: 12/4/17/2 on 5-for-11 FG (2-for-4 3P, 0-for-1 FT) and two TOs. That’s a spicy AST:TO! The Pelicans don’t have much PG depth with both Ian Clark and Frank Jackson likely out for the season, so expect Rondo to continue racking up dimes the rest of the way.
Kevin Durant: 41/10/5 on 16-for-26 FG (4-for-8 3P, 5-for-7 FT) and four TOs. Soft.
Draymond Green: 11/10/9/1 on 5-for-12 FG (1-for-6 3P) and seven TOs. Quadruple double watch!
Klay Thompson: 18/4/1 on 7-for-14 FG (3-for-5 3P, 1-for-1 FT). THRAGNOF!
Will Barton: 31/2/3/0/1 on 11-for-15 FG (5-for-9 3P, 4-for-4 FT) and one TO. Where there’s a Will there’s a Barton! Huge road win for the Nuggets to eliminate the Clippers. This team is so fun to watch.
Nikola Jokic: 23/11/11/2/1 on 9-for-14 FG (1-for-2 3P, 4-for-5 FT) and two TOs. Jokic feels both underrated and overrated at the same time. I don’t care. I love him and his sweet, sweet passes.
Jamal Murray: 19/3/7 on 8-for-10 FG (0-for-1 3P, 3-for-3 FT) and one TO. Soooo efficient.
Paul Millsap: 15/2/4/1 on 6-for-13 FG (1-for-4 3P, 2-for-4 FT) and one TO.
Wilson Chandler: 13/7/3 on 6-for-8 FG (1-for-3 3P).
Tobias Harris: 16/4/4/1 on 6-for-19 FG (2-for-5 3P, 2-for-2 FT). It’s been a dream season for Toby, but this wasn’t his game. With the Clippers out of the playoffs, some of the more veteran players might get rested or have their minutes lowered a bit, so keep that in mind.
DeAndre Jordan: 16/17/1 on 7-for-11 FG (2-for-6 FT) and one TO. Speaking of rest, Jordan is a prime candidate to sit out a game.
Boban Marjanovic: 9/8/1 on 2-for-3 FG (5-for-6 FT) with two TOs in 10 minutes. If Jordan sits or is otherwise limited, Boban is of course the pickup. He’s probably worth picking up right now.
Austin Rivers: 10/1/9/1 on 4-for-11 FG (2-for-6 3P, 0-for-2 FT) and three TOs.
Tyrone Wallace: 18/2/1/2 on 7-for-11 FG (0-for-2 3P, 4-for-6 FT) and one TO. Worth picking up as he’s poised to get a lot of run the rest of the way.
Lou Williams: 24/0/5 on 6-for-15 FG (2-for-3 3P, 10-for-12 FT) and two TOs.
Montrezl Harrell: 14/3/1/1 on 7-for-9 FG.
Khris Middleton: 22/6/4/0/1 on 8-for-22 FG (0-for-3 3P, 6-for-6 FT) and two TOs.
John Henson: 15/12/1/0/3 on 7-for-13 FG (1-for-2 FT). My favourite boring player!
Eric Bledsoe: 22/3/10/1/1 on 7-for-9 FG (2-for-3 3P, 6-for-7 FT) and one TO. It’ll be fun to see this team in the playoffs.
Tony Snell: 10/4/3/0/2 on 4-for-9 FG (2-for-6 3P).
Michael Beasley: 13/6/2/0/1 on 5-for-14 FG (1-for-4 3P, 2-for-2 FT). Pimpin ain’t Beasley.
Kyle O’Quinn: 15/16/5/0/4 on 6-for-12 FG (1-for-2 3P, 2-for-2 FT) and one TO. Kristaps Porzingis who?
Trey Burke: 8/4/8 on 3-for-13 FG (0-for-2 3P, 2-for-2 FT) and two TOs. Finally cooled off a little bit, but it’s hard to complain about one bad game with the way he’s been playing.
Jarrett Jack: 18/5/7 on 7-for-14 FG (1-for-3 3P, 3-for-3 FT) and one TO in 26 minutes off the bench. He put up some usable numbers earlier in the season, but he’s been pretty invisible lately. I’m honestly thought he was waived or something a month ago.
Joe Harris: 16/4/6/1/2 on 6-for-9 FG (4-for-5 3P) and two TOs. The Nets’ breakout star of the season!
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson: 8/5/1/4 on 3-for-5 FG (2-for-2 FT) and one TO in 23 minutes. This game was a blowout and it’s not like the Bulls had any incentive to try and win anyway.
Jarrett Allen: 9/5/0/0/4 on 4-for-6 FG (1-for-1 3P).
D’Angelo Russell: 12/4/5/0/1 on 4-for-10 FG (3-for-7 3P, 1-for-2 FT) and four TOs.
Spencer Dinwiddie: 8/1/9/2 on 3-for-11 FG (2-for-9 3P) and two TOs in 29 minutes off the bench.
Caris LeVert: 13/1/8/3 on 5-for-7 FG (2-for-2 3P, 1-for-1 FT) and three TOs.
Quincy Acy: 21/3/1/0/1 on 7-for-14 FG (6-for-13 3P, 1-for-2 FT) in 23 minutes off the bench. THRAGNOF! It was a fun game, but Acy’s not really fantasy relevant unless a few other guys ahead of him are rested.
Justin Holiday: 15/1/2/2 on 5-for-15 FG (1-for-9 3P, 4-for-6 FT).
Bobby Portis: 18/8/1/1/1 on 8-for-15 FG (1-for-3 3P, 1-for-1 FT) and four TOs.
Christiano Felicio: 14/11/1 on 5-for-11 FG (4-for-4 FT) and two TOs.
Jerian Grant: 13/1/2 on 5-for-10 FG (1-for-5 3P, 2-for-2 FT) in 28 minutes off the bench.
Sean Kilpatrick: 20/4/1/1 on 7-for-14 FG (2-for-6 3P, 4-for-4 FT) and two TOs in 22 minutes off the bench. Revenge game! On his fourth different team this season, Kilpatrick may have finally found a path to minutes and numbers as the Bulls shamelessly tank the rest of the season.
Russell Westbrook: 24/7/10/4/1 on 10-for-28 FG (1-for-3 3P, 3-for-5 FT) and four TOs. He even played some great defence on James Harden late in this one. He’ll probably be a beast in his final two games as his team clings to its spot in the standings (and as he chases another triple double season average).
Paul George: 24/6/4/2 on 6-for-17 FG (3-for-7 3P, 9-for-10 FT) and five TOs. Even though his shot isn’t falling right now, he’s still doing enough in other categories to hold value.
Carmelo Anthony: 22/4/6/0/1 on 7-for-14 FG (3-for-6 3P, 5-for-6 FT) and one TO.
Steven Adams: 12/8/3/1 on 5-for-7 FG (2-for-3 FT).
Jerami Grant: 12/5/0/0/2 on 4-for-5 FG (1-for-1 3P, 3-for-4 FT) in 20 minutes off the bench.
James Harden: 26/4/9/1/1 on 7-for-16 FG (3-for-8 3P, 9-for-12 FT) and five TOs. This is your MVP??
Chris Paul: 17/4/9/1 on 6-for-15 FG (2-for-8 3P, 3-for-3 FT) and three TOs.
Clint Capela: 10/7/0/1/3 on 5-for-6 FG (0-for-2 FT) and two TOs.
PJ Tucker: 16/10/3 on 6-for-8 FG (4-for-6 3P) and two TOs. Might be worth a look as the Rockets close out the season against two lesser opponents that Tucker can take advantage of (Lakers and Kings).
Trevor Ariza: 7/4/0/1 on 3-for-8 FG (1-for-5 3P). It feels like it’s been a very disappointing season for Ariza, but his numbers really aren’t too far off from last year. But he’ll be 33 next year and I’m not sure I’d feel comfortable drafting him again.
Gerald Green: 14/4/0/0/2 on 5-for-10 FG (2-for-7 3P, 2-for-2 FT) and three TOs.
LaMarcus Aldridge: 28/8/1/4 on 13-for-22 FG (0-for-1 3P, 2-for-2 FT) and two TOs. Aldridge has really been spectacular this season without Kawhi Leonard. If the Spurs make the playoffs, LMA should definitely get some MVP votes. I could even see him making the second All-NBA team as a forward.
Kyle Anderson: 7/5/3/2/1 on 3-for-4 FG (1-for-1 FT).
Pau Gasol: 9/5/3/1/1 on 3-for-8 FG (1-for-4 3P, 2-for-4 FT).
Patty Mills: 13/1/6/1 on 5-for-11 FG (2-for-5 3P, 1-for-2 FT) and one TO.
Dejounte Murray: 17/5/3/2 on 5-for-9 FG (0-for-1 3P, 7-for-10 FT) and two TOs.
Rudy Gay: 16/4/3/0/1 on 8-for-15 FG (0-for-4 3P) in 27 minutes off the bench.
Manu Ginobili: 17/3/1/1 on 7-for-7 FG (3-for-3 3P) in 19 minutes off the bench. He’s 40 years old! Manu is incredible. It would be a crime if the Spurs didn’t make the playoffs and we were robbed of playoff Manu.
Damian Lillard: 33/3/5 on 11-for-22 FG (6-for-12 3P, 5-for-5 FT) and seven TOs. He’s a good player.
CJ McCollum: 17/3/2/0/1 on 7-for-19 FG (0-for-3 3P, 3-for-4 FT). CJ’s been in a bit of a shooting slump lately but the Blazers are still jockeying for playoff positioning, so hopefully he can pick it up before the playoffs start.
Evan Turner: 18/1/4/2 on 8-for-12 FG (1-for-2 3P, 1-for-1 FT) and one TO.
Al-Farouq Aminu: 3/7/1/1/1 on 1-for-6 FG (1-for-4 3P) and three TOs. in 33 minutes as the starter. Yikes!
Jusuf Nurkic: 12/12/4/0/3 on 6-for-10 FG and one TO. He’s doing just enough to get everyone exciting about drafting him next year just so we can all be disappointed once again.
Anyway that about does it for this season’s final instalment of Any Given Saturday. It’s been a time! As always, leave your comments/questions/concerns below and enjoy the baseball season! Cheers guys.