Remind me how this Hawks team is 5th in the East? OK, Trae Young is out, but I just can’t see it. Man, what have Miami and Boston been doing? In other news, Collins continues his campaign to be the most solid but underwhelming fantasy asset possible. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Beef Stew is running away with the starting 5 job in Detroit as the season winds down. Casey has been resting his vets in Plumlee and Ellington and as a result, Stewart has been feasting. 8 blocks in his last four games alone, to go with an average of 14.25 boards in those four outings. He’s going to make a huge difference in fantasy playoffs for those who foresaw the downfall of Plumlee. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Fox has been on an absolute tear. In the last month, he’s shot 50.2% from the field and 80.2% from the line while averaging 28.3/3.5/6.1 and almost 2 steals per game. I still think the percentages are bound to fall, but this hot stretch might take Fox straight through the season, prompting many to take him too early in drafts next year. Be careful is all I’m saying, but enjoy the production for now. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Rudy was an absolute menace in this dissection of the Chicago Bulls. Missed just two of his own shot attempts, swatted nine of the Bulls’, and was 3-3 from the line. Chef’s kiss. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Since returning from All-Star break, Holmes has been a monster, returning averages of 19.0/12.7/3.0 with 2 blocks and unreal FG%. With the injury to Bagley and Whiteside continuing to struggle to earn minutes, Holmes will shoulder the brunt of the frontcourt minutes. Please, blog, may I have some more?
The kid is playing so well, he got an endorsement from the HoFer whose nickname he co-opted! If that’s not a statement in and of itself, I don’t know what is. I’m the biggest Carmelo stan there is, and the fact that he cosigned LaMelo reflects how brilliant of a kid the Hornets got. Top-50 fantasy player on the year, and he’s only going up from here. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Unless we’re talking Jevon or MCDub, Wendell is all we’ve got. The Bulls’ big man has been playing pretty well since returning from injury. The minutes are slowly increasing: 21, 27, 25, 33, and 29 in his last five outings. This was easily his best one yet, and I’m expecting top-80 production the rest of the way. Please, blog, may I have some more?
There is no competition when it comes to 6th MOY. I mean, Clarkson is in the conversation for a reserve All-Star spot and is a big part of this 23-5 Utah squad, so if anything he’s overqualified. For fantasy purposes, he does little besides launch threes and score, but he does it at an elite rate. Please, blog, may I have some more?
As usual, with the trade window opening, Drummond has been involved in a flurry of trade rumors, most recently with him projected to go to Toronto. I don’t know much about the Canadian market, but I do know if that trade goes through, stocks are going through the roof. Please, blog, may I have some more?
In Brooklyn, the veterans always preferred DeAndre Jordan over him, even though he was better. Now in Cleveland, he’s forced into a timeshare with Andre Drummond and Larry Nance Jr. When will Allen get his due? According to leading armchair psychologists, it was all that pent-up frustration that led to this outburst. In contention for the line of the year so far. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Patient owners are being rewarded with Mr. Wright. This line is extraordinary, but there’s really no reason Wright can’t put up a nightly 12/4/4 with a smattering of defensive stats. Of course, Rose was out for this one. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Happy belated MLK day, all.
Andrew Wiggins – Wiggins has been quietly ramping up into midseason form, contributing to this depleted Warriors squad on both ends. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Cole Anthony – The shooting percentages were foul, despite Anthony not getting to the line once. See what I did there?