I love food. American. Korean. Chinese. Italian. French. Vietnamese. Brazilian. I show no discrimination towards race or culture. There’s a reason why I am now nine quarters, after being a svelt 165 pounds for most of my early adulthood. The only bias I have is towards mayonnaise. I’m dry heaving just looking at the words on the screen. Anyways, so it was with enjoyable delight that Beal Parmigiana and 40-burgers were on the menu last night. Mmm Mmmm good. Delicioso.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 41 12 7 2 0 5 6/11 15/26 5/7

Bradley Beal played 46 minutes and sliced and diced the Thunder D like a Benihana chef. Who cares that the Wizards lost 112-121? Outside of the thousands? millions? that root for the team. Oh, and the folk that layed or took the 5 points. All this talk of burgers and parmigianas is getting me hungry. Enjoy the Top 40 production from Beal while I dig into my pasta with tomato sauce. Slllllllluuuuuuurrrrp.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

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Russell Westbrook:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
46 6 6 2 0 6 1/3 19/29 7/10

Another 40-burger! The menu was fantabulous last night.

Zach Randolph:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 10 10 1 0 1 1 0 5/13 0

Got the start at power forward and played 28 minutes. Can score and rebound, but won’t contribute any periphery stats. Also, he’s going to sit every so often and will only get around 25 minutes of run when he does play. Should be a lottery pick when he joins the YMCA circuit. Until then, contemplate why he’s even getting run for the Kings.

Willie Cauley-Stein:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
9 4 3 2 2 1 0 3/8 3/7

Got Mt. Whitesided.

De’Aaron Fox:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 14 3 4 1 0 2 0/1 6/15 2/3

Played 30 minutes and did this….

For. The. Win. Outside of the constipation issues that forced him out of the last game after 11 minutes, Fox has been getting consistent minutes in the low-30s. He should continue to get plenty of run for the remainder of the season.

Now, for my favorite segment for the Kings: The Vivek/Vlade Trading Places bet.

Bogdan Bogdanovic (Vlade’s boy):

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

Buddy Hield (Vivek’s buddy):

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 5 1 0 0 2 4/7 10/15 0

I believe that’s two in a row for the American. USA!!! USA!!! USA!!!

Skal Labissiere:

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

Only played 18 minutes. What are the Kings doing? One half of the brain wants to go young, while the other side wants to go with vets. Maybe there is no brain at all! It all ties into the Vivek vs Vlade dynamic.

Hassan Whiteside:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 8 13 1 1 1 2 0 3/10 2/2

Did not want to win Cauley-Stein’s money.

Goran Dragic returned to action after missing two games and played 31 minutes.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 23 3 1 1 0 3 3/5 8/14 4/4

Dragic has been somewhat of a disappointment for fantasy. The points, assists, and steals are all down from last year. Outside of the Top 100 for fantasy.

Josh Richardson:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 6 7 5 3 0 1 0/5 2/13 2/3

My son. I think one of the reasons why I love JRich so much is because he reminds me so much of my own hoops game. Slash. Pass. Willing to do it all. Just can’t shoot consistently.

Wayne Ellington:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 4 0 1 0 2 6/13 7/16 0

Threeeeeeee-cola!

Even when Tyler Johnson returns, Ellington will still continue to produce due to Dion Waiters being out for the year. Since the beginning of the new year, Ellington is averaging close to 10 3s per game.

Markieff Morris:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 20 9 0 2 1 3 2/3 7/12 4/5

Played 38 minutes. Markieff Morris is magnificently MEH.

John Wall:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 21 1 12 2 1 5 5/10 7/16 2/2

Let’s see. Shot attempts are down. Shooting percentage is down. Free throw percentage is down. Rebounds are down. Assists are down. Steals are down. Points are down. Down is usually bad, unless your lover heads there. Makes sense that Wall is the 65th player in fantasy right now. Is this when the regression talk happens?

Carmelo Anthony:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 13 8 1 1 0 1 1/3 4/11 4/4

Holy shit balls. An assist. What’s more surprising? A dime from Melo or Willie Hernangomez getting playing time?

Terrance Ferguson:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 2 0 0 0 0 3/6 4/8 0

Played 25 minutes. Has been given around 22 minutes of run since the start of the new year. He’s a freakishly athletic 3 & D player. Wouldn’t surprise me if he won a dunk contest in the future. With that said, no boards or dimes. A true specialist.

Paul George:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 18 2 4 4 0 4 2/9 6/19 4/4

Many thought George would come out in a vindictive mood and murder the Wizards after getting snubbed for the All-Star game. That would’ve messed with the PG-13 rating.

Kristaps Porzingis:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 21 7 0 0 1 1 1/4 7/16 6/6

Returned after missing a game and played 27 minutes. I clown on Melo for not dishing any dimes, but he has 18 more than Kriselfish.

Michael Beasley:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 4 0 2 0 1 1/1 6/8 8/10

Played 29 minutes. Beasley reminds me of the blind cave salamander. No matter the circumstance, he will find a way to get buckets.

With Tim Hardaway Jr. a late scratch, Ron Baker got the start and played 12 minutes.

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

Still don’t understand why the Knicks have such a hard on for Baker. Everytime I see him play, I’m like…

Trey Burke:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 2 11 0 0 0 0/2 8/12 2/2

Played 29 minutes. Probably got some extra run due to no THJ, but his emergence is particularly troubling for my Frenchise love. I probably must bid adieu. I mean, Ron Mother F’ing Baker is starting and playing 12 minutes.

Willie Hernangomez:

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

No holy shit balls this time. The Knicks literally have no one else to play at center. Kyle O’Quinn out. Joakim Noah out. There’s talk of Willie getting Free with a trade. The only problem is what team is trading for an offensive center that can’t shoot from downtown or play D?

Nikola Jokic:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 7 10 0 0 1 1/2 5/9 7/9

So good. 1.2 3s, 10.4 boards, 5 dimes, 1.3 steals, 0.8 blocks, and excellent percentages. He is going to be such a monster in the coming years once he gets the shot attempts over 15 and averages over 20 points. Imagine if he gets the blocks to over 1. No Jokic.

Trey Lyles:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 21 5 3 0 0 0 2/4 9/12 1/1

Uno. Dos. Trey. How is this guy not starting and getting only 22 minutes of run? Malone is loco.

Taj Gibson:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 12 10 1 1 1 1 0 6/13 0

It’s been a while since we visited the Taj Majal. Is 24th in double-dubs on the year.

With Jimmy Butler sitting again, Nemanja Bjelica got the start and played 37 minutes.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 6 3 2 0 0 3/5 4/8 0

The Nemanja was decent last night. Of better quality than from the night before.

Karl-Anthony Towns:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 31 11 5 0 0 2 1/5 13/24 4/6

Yes! KAT listened to me and got some more dog in him. Don’t let Andrew get Wiggy Wiggy Wiggins on you.

Jamal Crawford:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 21 3 5 0 0 1 1/4 9/16 2/2

A no doubt Top 3 pick for the YMCA circuit.

Kevin Durant went and messed around last night.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 28 10 11 2 3 4 6/9 10/19 2/2

  1. Greek Freak says:
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    Hey SON!! Need some of that wisdom you got!

    I’m sitting in 5th place in my 9-cat league and I’m not sure if I’m right but I feel like I need to move some players off my team.

    Any players you recommend I should trade that can really help my team? — I’m thinking of getting rid of Fournier & Bazemore… Any knowledge dropping would be greatly appreciated!!

    My team…
    Chris Paul
    Kevin Durant
    Giannis
    Myles Turner
    John Collins
    Evan Fournier
    Kent Bazemore
    Elfrid Payton
    Dejounte Murray
    Josh Richardson
    Lonzo Ball
    Trevor Ariza
    Malcom Brogdon
    Jabari Parker – IR spot

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Greek Freak: Damn, there must be some stacked teams in your league if you’re in 5th. Probably due to injury more than anything. I don’t think you need to do much. Possibly get another C. More than anything, need to build a shrine to the injury gods and make sure the sacrifices are truly virgins.

  2. howie2978 says:
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    Hey Son! I’ve got Myles Turner coming back from injury and need to drop someone to move him out of the IR spot.

    14-team, h2h:
    G: DMitch, DSJ, Blue Arrow, DRuss, Hield, LeVert, Smart
    F: Prince, Sabonis, Turner
    C: KAT, Henson, Collins

    I’m thinking either LeVert (DRuss is back) or Smart, but not sure which. Hield was the easy choice for awhile, but now that the Kings are sitting guys, I think Hield is a hold.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks!!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @howie2978: I like LeVert, but I’m with you. Think he’s the one

  3. E says:
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    I’m usually pretty solid on the no veto trades bandwagon except for collusion, this trade below was just accepted and I can’t think of one reason why this guy would accept other than collusion.

    Team A gives

    Nikola Mirotic
    Jalen Brown

    Team B gives

    Nikola Jokic

    Team B is in last place and is all but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs and Team A is in 4th

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @E: Yeah, it’s pretty bad. With that said, you never know what an owner is thinking. You gotta let owners be owners. Remember when Jimmy Butler was traded for Markkanen, Dunn, and LaVine? Worked out pretty well for the Bulls right? If it’s really an issue or there’s evidence of collusion, then you replace the owner. Never veto trades.

  4. Yugo says:
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    Wassup son… who do you think have better value from now until season end portis or jarret allen? Thanks son

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Yugo: Allen for me

  5. I just wanna Kawhi says:
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    9-cat, 18-team

    PG1 Mitchell
    PG2 Rubio
    SG1 McCollum
    SF1 Butler
    SF2 Young
    SF3 Hollis-Jefferson
    PF1 Chriss
    PF2 Labissiere
    C1 Capela
    C2 Dedmon

    Son, do I drop Dedmon or Skal for Darius?

  6. miles proudfoot says:
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    Hey, happy weekend!

    Injuries injuries and more injuries. I need to adjust my team. I no longer have my top two picks and don’t realky care about being in first place, looking forward to just making the playoffs and being ready to compete for that chip!

    For guys are on the wire that I would like to snag, probably in this order…
    Millsap, Collins, Gallinari, Criss, Clarkson (rolling now, but not sure will be ROS).

    Any of the following drops for them (can’t imagine DSJ being one of them, but thought I would include just in case):
    Ingram, Batum, DSJ, RHJ.

    Thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Happy weekend to you as welll!

      First off, I am with you in calling a championship a “chip.” But, recently I’ve been told that “ship” is more correct. I need answers!!!

      As for the pickups, order looks good. I’d probably drop Ingram for Millsap.

      • miles proudfoot says:
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        @Son: Thanks! May drop RHJ for Collins or maybe even Gallo…eh, probably Collins. It’s a shallow league with a small roster.

        I’ve always heard it called a “chip,” never a “ship.” I think everyone should just call it whatever they want, BUT if someone tells me that they won a “ship,” then I will just start singing T-Pain’s part in “I never thought I’d be on a boat!” to the new captain.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @miles proudfoot: Ha! I’m with you on the chip/ship thing. Think the same thing, but apparently, there are many “ship” people out there.

          I love Collins but I’m not sure I could drop RHJ for him. Gallo has potential, but he worries me. The glute issue could be an issue all season. Even if he plays, could affect his shot.

          • miles proudfoot says:
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            @Son: I”ll be watching the comment board then to provide some backup on chip/ship!

            If I choose not to take on Millsap if I decide on production right now, drop Ingram for Collins?

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @miles proudfoot: Ha! Time to prepare for the inevitable battle against the shipfidels!!!

              Yeah, I’m good with it.

  7. HAL says:
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    I was just offered Harden for my Lou Williams + Marc Gasol + McCollum. Go for it? I think he’s panicking because he lost Cousins this week.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @HAL: What’s he rest of squad look like?

      • HAL says:
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        @Son: Paul, Lillard, Lou, Lowry, M.Gasol, Jrue Holiday, Beal, CJ, Conley, Porter, Thomas, P.Gasol, Batum, and Henson. Overloaded on guards.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @HAL: You’re not joking. Damn. I’d do the deal, then turn around and trade for some big men. You’d have some serious ammo.

          • HAL says:
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            @Son: Which big man would you be targeting for playoffs (given Lowry / Holiday / Beal / Conley / Thomas as chips)?

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @HAL: I think you can shoot for any big man out there. You have all the ammo in the world. Time to don your Picasso hat and get creative.

              • HAL says:
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                @Son: Quick thought: Lillard+Lowry+Porter for LeBrong+Embiid?

                Is Embiid too much of an injury risk? It’d fit nicely into a punt TO build.

                • Son

                  Son says:
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                  @HAL: I’d do that in a heartbeat.

  8. Maverick says:
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    Hey SON!
    I’m hanging around 5th of 18 most of season but need to make a move heading into the All Star Break! Asking for advice on this trade please sir and which side wins trade:

    (Me Giving) Whiteside/D’Angelo Russel FOR
    Adebayo / Dinwiddie / IIyasova

    I have Paul Milsap coming off IR so am looking for a 2 or 3 trade.

    Thanks man!!!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’m confused. Aren’t you trying to open up a roster spot? I prefer the Whiteside/Russell side.

      • Maverick says:
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        @Son: Great fast reply…My mistake on that… My Side was not Whiteside. Thanks for the advice I will make the move to get Whiteside and Russell!! Much appreciated Son!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          All good. Anytime!

  9. jason says:
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    do i drop bradley, rivers, chriss , tyjo or portis for boban, kennard or stanjo?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @jason: No to Kennard and Johnson. I would grab Boban, though. Probably drop Chriss

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