Earlier this week, a video surfaced of Stephen Curry hitting five full court shots in a row after practice. Of course, it went viral in a very short span of time and most people believed it was real, reposted and shared it and, if it wasn’t for Curry’s statement, we would continue to believe it was real. The truth is the video was edited by Ari Fararooy, who did an amazing job and Steph indeed made the first two shots for what it’s worth. Here is the video that contains all of the above.
My main takeaway is how easy it is nowadays to deceive public perception, even if it is for something as harmless as adding 3 more made shots to Steph’s full court routine. With technology advancing and providing, not only editing capabilities, but also opportunities to produce images and video from scratch, it will only get harder to tell real from fake, edited from non-edited in the future. Checking the sources and double or triple checking the information you consume has never been more vital.
Regarding last week’s suggestions, Zach Collins kind of flopped in Jakob Poeltl’s place and with the Spurs having only two games this week he is a drop again. I had high hopes but alas. On the contrary, Kyle Anderson has stuffed the stat sheet since KAT went down and he is a must add until further notice. With 32% ownership in Yahoo leagues, you still have a chance to scoop him up. Finally, Trey Murphy III continues to start and continues to be awesome, ranked 17th in the last two weeks, and has been a matchup winner especially in the steals department, so hopefully he is already on your team.
Mo Bamba: Both Wendell Carter and Chuma Okeke are out, while Bamba is off the injury report for today’s game. This makes him a worthwhile add as he should start and post his usual good fantasy numbers, when given enough minutes. He is a drop once Carter returns, but for this week and with three more games, he can help you get that edge over your matchup (38% owned).
AJ Griffin: As long as De’Andre Hunter is sidelined, his minutes will go directly to Griffin, who is averaging 32 minutes, 3 steals and 17.5 points in his two starts. He might have some off games, as he is a rookie, but the Hawks need his spacing badly and is thus a great add until Atlanta returns to full strength (31% owned).
Bryant took advantage of the opportunity and available playing time, producing 19 points and 9 rebounds in 28 minutes. Davis is confirmed as out for the back-to-back game today, so the Lakers will start Bryant, making him a great streaming option, as long as AD is sidelined (7% owned).
Bennedict Mathurin: I think he is the perfect example of a player you can get more fantasy value in a trade than the actual value he provides for your team. He is a good contributor in points and triples, with 18.3 and 2 respectively, but his fantasy contributions end there. As a result, he is ranked 211th in per-game value for the season. His minutes are safe, as Indiana will prioritize his development, but if you can take the points hit, I think you can get a top 120 player in return for him. Points are a magnet for some fantasy managers so exploit that accordingly.
Shake Milton: James Harden is back, Tyrese Maxey will follow so Milton will move outside of standard league viability. Already with Harden back in the lineup, he was limited to 26 minutes and with the Sixers playing again on Friday his spot can be safely streamed (52% owned).