If you had a time machine, when/where would you travel to? Use the space below to write down your answers, then print, and finally frame it.
You never know. A philanthropic time traveller could visit one day and offer to take you on three trips. On the condition that you can name the destinations in five seconds or less. Since you already have it printed and framed, you good to go. My first destination would be 25 years into the future Biff Tannen-style. The Sports Almanac from 2017 to 2042 would be the most logical thing to get. Then, I’d go back to the time of Jesus. I have to know. Finally, I’d want to see Wilt Chamberlain play. Since 1963, there had been 152 instances in which a player scored at least 40 points with 20 rebounds in a game. Wilt had 74 of those. The crazy thing is the query on basketballreference.com only went back to 1963. Wilt started his NBA career in 1959. I could go into the game logs for those years, but I’m lazy and we are not here to talk about Wilt. We are here to talk about DeMarcus Cousins aka Boogie.
Make that 153 times a player has gone 40/20. Boogie now has two two of them, with the other one back in October of this year. Now, we know that Anthony Davis is out for a while. In the games that he’s missed, Cousins’ usage rate has been 46.4, 30.1, and 44.0 last night. If you’re a Cousins owner, dance with the boogie get high ’cause boogie nights are always the best in town.
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You know who loved Boogie last night? Stocktonator had him as the number one play.
Here’s what else I saw last night:
No Steph Curry. No Draymond Green. No problemo because Kevin Durant messed around last night.
LeBron James almost messed around.
One of these days, someone needs to pull off the skin of LeBron and see what’s actually underneath. Would we see a Terminator-esque machine or one of the lizards from V? Maybe we’d see the Stocktonator underneath, as it had LeBron as the number two play.
Andre Drummond tried to mess around and join the 40/20 club.
An A for effort, but the bouncer at the 40/20 doesn’t mess around.
Zach Randolph got the start for the Kings and played 32 minutes.
I was dead wrong about Randolph. Keep that in mind when you ask me a question.
JaKarr Sampson got the start at power forward for the Kings and played 33 minutes.
Sampson is 6′ 9″ 207 pounds. He played his college ball at St. John’s and went undrafted in 2014. He’s played for the 76ers, Nuggets, and Grizzlies D-League team. Sampson is not much of an offensive threat, but I think it’s safe to say that he knows how to rebound. He should get run as long as Willie Cauley-Stein is out, but it’s the Kings so you never know.
Frank Mason III played 19 minutes.
Fortunately, Frank doesn’t play like he’s a Mason. Unfortunately, he hovers around the 20 minutes of run mark.
Buddy Hield played 26 minutes.
I think Vivek likes having Buddy on the team because it brings back fond memories of his youth.
Love conquers hate once again.
Jose Calderon –
Damnit! So close to the binary code line.
I never give love to Korver, but I actually wrote down Calderon, so it’s only right that I do tonight. Korver has made at least one three-pointer in all but two games. He’s shooting a robust 43.5% from downtown. Ok, I’ll see you in the offseason Kyle.
Denzel Valentine –
Got the start and played 33 minutes. That’s significant, considering David Nwaba is back and played 22 minutes.
Have you see what Kris has Dunn the past five games? 8-for-14, 6-for-13, 2-for-9, 9-for-11, and 10-for-16. Maybe his shooting woes are Dunn. It’s probably in my best interest to be Dunn fading him.
Oladipo Ho! Oladipo Ho! Top 12 player Ho!
Cory Joseph played 31 minutes, while Darren Collison only played 21. It sounds like Collison was in foul trouble the first half and Cory provided a spark on offense. I wouldn’t expect more than 22-24 minutes from Cory going forward. If you need anything greater than a binary code line, then Cory could be your man.
Played 36 minutes but I wouldn’t count on the efficiency every night. With that said, I still believe in Prince. Just keep an eye on his minutes, like a “police helicopter tracking a pursuit” eye.
Tyler Cavanaugh –
With all the injuries in the Hawks front court, Cavanaugh is going to play minutes. He’s 6′ 9″ 238 pounds and can shoot. It helps that the coach likes him.
What a menace!
The Commissioner is taking no prisoners. Played 45 minutes in an OT game.
Played 41 minutes and led the team in field goal attempts. Evian was tainted for a bit, but all seems good now. Did someone finally replace the filters?
When the game started up for Elf, he chose to click on the hardest difficulty mode. I’m pretty sure he’d be dropping nightly triple-dubs if he shaved his hair.
Maximilian Kleber –
Is this guy really good? ……………………………………………….Naw. I’m a father. One of my kids is a girl so I get it, Rick.
Dennis Smith Jr. –
Like with any boo, there are times of ecstasy and times of heartache. With that said, it was revealed after the game that DSJ has been dealing with some groin discomfort. Hope it’s not blue balls.
The two most underrated Al’s in history. Stocktonator knows, though. Loved Horford last night and probably has Bundy playing on a loop inside it’s hard drive.
Overheard at a Boston tavern, “Nice process Philly.” There’s a reason why many say it’s wise to go against the consensus. Danny Ainge trusted his process and got the player he thought was best AND another pick.
Got the start for Jaylen Brown (inflamed right eye) and played 34 minutes. For those that played him in DFS, not so Smart. Watching Marcus play basketball is so comical at times, that I often think his name is Maxwell.
Played a season-low 18 minutes. There have been a few times in my illustrious driving career when I’ve run over a nail and had it get stuck in my tire. Of course, I didn’t know right away. The air would slowly seep out of my tire and deflate gradually. I’d go to the gas station and fill up the tire with air to start the process all over again. Finally, after like the third or fourth time, I’d realize something was wrong. Yes, I am slow sometimes. Often, I just want to know right away so I can deal with the problem right then and there. That’s what it’s felt like owning Brooks.
Kristaps Porzingis returned from injury and played 34 minutes.
He’s a top 15 player and he only dishes out 1.1 dimes a game. He’s not in Serge Ibaka territory but he’s damn close.
With Tim Hardaway Jr. out, Lance Thomas got the start at small forward and played 32 minutes. The answer is no.
Jarrett Jack –
Whoa. Maybe I don’t know Jack.
Courtney Lee –
Top 50 player. He will throw in the occassionaly dud from time to time, but he shoots a high percentage (49/45/92) and will contribute a little something something in everything but blocks.
With Draymond Green out, Jordan Bell got the start at power forward and played 20 minutes.
With Steph Curry out, Quinn Cook got the start and played 22 minutes.
Shaun Livingston played 16 minutes, so no one is going to suck up Curry’s usage from the point guard position. That goes to KD.
Frank Kaminsky left the game due to a right ankle injury. Cody Zeller left the game due to a left knee strain. That should give more minutes to Marvin Williams and possibly Johnny O’Bryant. Williams has been pretty terrible, so I’m not sure an increase in minutes is a good thing. O’Bryant is 24 years old, 6′ 9″ and 257 pounds.
Stanley Johnson –
I don’t want to make any more Johnson jokes so….maybe SVG loves Scarlett Johansson, which gets him to subconsciously play Stanley.
Thon Maker –
Played 23 minutes. Damn….so close. The elusive binary code line eludes my grasp yet again.
Played 31 minutes and led the team in shot attempts. Giannis is cool with that, “More boards for me.”
Jamaal Murray played 23 minutes. Emmanuel Mudiay played 27 minutes.
With Nikola Jokic out, Kenneth Faried started at center and Wilson Chandler at power forward. Faried and Chandler sucked. Trey Lyles, though, played 27 minutes and went:
I’d keep an eye on him, like a “librarian watching a group of kids” eye.
Played 26 minutes and was in the vicinity of messing around. He’s what Lonzo Ball aspires to be.
E’Twaun Moore played 39 minutes.
That makes five games in a row scoring in double figures. That’s mah son!
Kelly Olynyk got the start at center and played 33 minutes.
I think he and Bam Adebayo, who played 18 minutes, will rotate starting depending on the matchup. We shall see how it plays out though.
His last four games, Dragic has shot 3-for-11, 7-for-10, 3-for-12, and 3-for-12. If I were in Vegas right now, I’d put my whole stack down on 3 red. Shit, but now I’m conflicted because Wesley Snipes said to always bet on black. What to do….what to do.
The Spurs won 117-105 and had eight players score in double digits, with no one scoring more than 18. Lamarcus Aldridge with 18, Rudy Gay with 16, Pau Gasol with 12, Tony Parker with 10, Danny Green with 12, Patty Mills with 13, Bryn Forbes with 17, and Manu Ginobli with 10. Do the players that didn’t score in double digits have to run extra laps at practice? I think Pop would be proud that, not one player received their own blurb.
A balanced performance from the Timberwolves. The starters scored 16, 16, 21, 19, and 19. The shots and attempts went 7-for-10, 7-for-16, 9-for-14, 6-for-14, and 7-for-12.
Danilo Gallinari returned from injury and played 26 minutes.
You think a rooster just opens it’s eyes and cocks-a-doodle-doos? Actually, I have no idea but I can’t imagine that would be the first thing it would do. Like, it could cock it’s head from side to side or take a dump or shake it’s feathers. Gotta be something, right?
Remember when I said DJ would start averaging like 20 boards a game? Damn, 12 offensive boards. I’m just imagining him on the Bucks. The offense would be a triangle and two. G and DJ down in the paint with Bledsoe, Middleton, and Snell on the perimeter. No one would need to shoot. Just throw the ball to the backboard and G or DJ would get it. It’d be like handball.
Austin Rivers shot 9-for-18 while Lou Williams went 9-for-20. Some guys like to put their rifles to semi-auto. Pop. Pop. Pop. Others like to flip the switch to fully-auto. Spray and pray. Ladies and gentlemen, your 2017 Los Angeles Clippers.
Son, kindly choose a side:
1) Kawhi, Butler, Rubio
2) Kawhi, Jokic
An owner is trying to pry Butler and Rubio away from me by offering his Jokic. I love the Joker, and Rickybobby is underperforming but the question here is who would fit perfectly alongside Leonard–is it Jok, or Butler/Rubio?
I have managed to have a winning record with the set of players I have (currently at no. 4) and despite missing Leonard for the first 7 weeks of the season. I know my squad is only going to get stronger with Leonard’s return, but to tweak it after I have waited for him for so long, I mean I don’t really know. The Kawhi & Butler duo is as deadly as the Kawhi & Jok. And I could still have Rubio who can still chip in 5-6 assists and a couple of steals compared to having only Kawhi and Jok. Your thoughts man?
I mean imagine those 3 (Claw, Buckets,Rickybobby) altogether. Elite FT shooters, steals are strong, great rebounders, the assists both Rubio and Butler can provide, 20+ points for both Jimmy and Kawhi on a nightly basis. I mean should I mention that I also have Capela, Aaron Gordon, Collison and Don Mitch on my squad…
@I just wanna Kawhi: I’m with you. I’d keep Butler and Rubio
Also got a Kawhi question,
Grade the Trade.
I’m in FIRST, He’s in LAST.
What are your thoughts, as always, Keep the great write ups coming.
I’d keep Bron/Capela
Which would you take. 14 team h2h 9-cat league, so streamers are rather thin.
1) don mitchell + collins or devin booker + streamer?
2) mitchell tobias saric or booker thadeus sefolosha
Thanks as always for the advice
2) DMitch Tobias Saric
@Son: thanks son!
@Son: thanks son! I guess youre not bullish on booker?
@Lenny: I like Booker. I’m just very high on Mitchell
@Son: whats your ROS rank for him? Top 40?
Also who would you choose ros: saric or ingles? Saric seems to really be heating up similar to last year where he had a slow start
@Lenny: Top 50 with upside. Ingles for me
What do you think about Harrison Barnes + Marcus Morris for Courtney Lee + DSJ?
Is Lee the best player in that mix or Barnes? Think DSJ misses any time with the groin? Can he shoot 70 percent from the stripe this season?
@kalone: I like the Lee/DSJ side.
Lee. It’s possible DSJ misses time, but it doesn’t sound serious. With that said, may want to get him right. I don’t see why he couldn’t shoot 70% from the line.
@Son: Thanks, Son! While I got you, drop any of Saric, Brook Lopez, or Ibaka for J Okafor?
@kalone: Depends what you need/want. Okafor has the chance to be like Enes Kanter-esque.
@Son: Hmmm. Maybe a Lopez drop wouldn’t be that crazy, then. Should probably figure out a way to trade him, though. Thanks!
@kalone: Yeah. López is in an annoying area. Gives just enough to be valuable but doesn’t get enough minutes to do more. He’s in fantasy purgatory
If Jahlil gets traded to BK, should I consider dropping G.Monroe for him?
@Big D: Yes
which side you choose
1. dmitch + ariza or dray
2. cp3 or jokic
thanks a lot son
@Willy: 1) Dray
@Son: okay thanks son. would you drop wilson chandler for okafor ??
Yes. I’m taking a shot. Is it risky? Sure, he could only get 20 minutes of run, but there’s a ton of upside in that situation.
Whats up Son ?!
Mannn, I just saw the Okafor trade news…
And I ran and did a Rambo battle war dive across my office and crossed over 2 co-workers to get to my computer to add him…
Am I the only one that thinks Brooklyn is a PERFECT landing spot for Oak man??
And I will keep my hopes in check.
@Mr. Blast: Ayyyyyo! Ha! Yes, perfect.
so who are the players to target from this trade and in what order of importance? thx for the help !!! Okafor, Booker, Nic S, or does this open a window for a diff player to step up and get more run and would this player be a bette pick up than the few listed above?? thx again !!
@Pilfered UGH…: Okafor. That’s it.
@Son: Hey! I got rid of Pilfered! Change your name!
@Son: LMAO I was in a bad mood that day and forgot I said that. I will change that right now lol…and thx for getting rid of that hahaha : ) : )
Ha! No prob
Hi Son again.
Somebody offered Gibson for a SG/SF in my league.
Would you offer Lee, considering I am a little thin on centers (and thick on SGs)
Oladipo & Turner x Curry (when healthy)?
Thinking about picking Kyle Anderson… Will he have some value when both Leonard and he come back?
I’m good with that. I don’t think Anderson will have much value when Kawhi comes back. Plus, he’s recovering from his own knee injury
Good with changing both Lee for Gibson and Dipo & Turner x Curry?
Dipo and Evan Turner for Steph Curry?
No. Dipo and Myles! Too much, isn´t it?
@Pedro: I’d want an injury discount
Teague + Ingram (frustrated with his FT%) x Conley? I think i saw you prefer Teague over Conley now, don´t you?
@Pedro: Yeah. Rather have the Teague/Ingram side
1) trade away love and ABradley for otto and DSJ
2) trade away prince and ABradley for Gary Harris
any of these good?
@Jake: 1) No
@Son: Trade away ABradley and TJ Warren/ Prince for Otto?
@Jake: That works
Is Jhalil worth a $15-20 dollar bid?
@I just wanna Kawhi: $100 budget?
I’m down to $81. Some of my league mates are down to 50-60 range, and knowing their bidding pattern, a couple MIGHT place a $20 on Jhalil..
@I just wanna Kawhi: Do you believe? I do so I’d be aggressive
@Son: i plan to bid $37. And i amd down to $49
I think he will tale the starting job and will lead them in scoring. Coz he’s a scorer
@McBonton: I’m with you. Good luck
A bit late on that Jahlil trade!! Anyhow, planning to get Sabonis, since I have Myles I just thought to get him as well. Do you think it would be a great idea?
My collegue is interested with Prince. U ok with it?
@Renz: that works
Thanks Son! Hoping for A Taj Mahal lol. But if you’re okay with Sabonis then I’ll let the Prince bow down to its new owner soon. Thank Son!
What about Bell? Is he really worth stashing?
I recently grab Josh Jackson due to Book’s injury. Other droppables are Ghostface or Marcus Morris.
@Renz: I’m cool with the move.
I’m conflicted on Bell. Love him as a talent and Mel wrote a good article on him the other day. With that said, I have a hard time envisioning him getting significant minutes. I guess the upside is worth it.
Awesome. Just checked Mel’s write-up on him and he’s such a beast that needs to be unleash!!! Hopefully they’ll turn on him on 5 when playing small ball. Dray and him would be a dangerous defensive guy in the paint!!
Morris it is!
@Renz: Mel’s a sharp guy, so it’s probably prudent to listen to him.
Could also please rank the ff:
Thanks again! 🙂
@Renz: Bradley, Murray, Boo, Simmons, Morris
It’s my first year playing fantasy basketball (after 15+ years playing fantasy baseball) and I joined a 16 team league as my first league. I figured I’d get creamed. But using Razzball’s data and draft sheets, I ended up with a squad that includes CP3, Victor Oladipo, Aaron Gordon, Myles Turner, Al Horford, and Taurean Prince (with Kuzma off waivers right after the draft) and with some solid streaming I’m killin’ it. Y’all rock.
@TheRealAdamKing: lol how did 16 people pass on Kuzma in the draft, he went in like the seventh round in my 12 team
@Big D: inexperienced group of fantasy players. It’s a friends and family joint with like, maybe half the league knowing what they are doing and the other half just drafting off of ESPN’s default.
@TheRealAdamKing: Awesome to hear!
in a 12 team h2h daily league 9 cats and we don’t use TO we use FG% instead. 4 bench 2 IR 4 moves a week. My IR now is Kawai, IT and Conley. Would you drop chalmers and pick up Ulis? my other PG’s now are rubio, chalmers and J murray….. holy shit thats bad lol…
Ha! Yes, I would
What’s up Son my man?!!
Who’d you pick?
Marvin Williams or Justine Holiday?
And I got offered Dario for my Gallo. Accept or nah?
@Visitor: Probably Marvin.
I’d keep Gallo