Danny, Jeff, Draymond, and Gerald. It sounds like a the real, non-stage names of a boy band. Everybooooody…. Rock yo booooody! Rock yo body right, the Green team’s back, ALRIGHT?!! I’m onto something here: this analogy even has some Jackson 5 tangents, with Willie Green (Orlando), JaMychal Green (San Antonio), and Erick Green (Denver) playing the Tito and Germaine roles of the family members who haven’t hit the limelight yet guys. Or the jilted Destiny’s Children? I dunno, you talk amongst yourselves, and work it out. Willie, JaMychal and Erick (much better boy band names) are all rooks/sophs who are coming along slowly. Like Janet, they’ll have their chance to shine further down the road, hopefully. All I can say is that the Greens that matter are come up rosy. So get out and something something about the players being money, because they’re named Green! And you might want to trade in some of those Greens for these cats:
Mason Plumlee PF, C
I don’t wanna say that I didn’t want to say I told you so, but actually I really do wanna say it. Brook Lopez is out with injury again. It’s his back this time, which with big men could be a nasty lingering affair. But Dan, you yell at your computer, Mason has been a disappointment thus far this season! Well, I can’t hear you, don’t be silly, that’s not how the internet works. And if I could hear you, I’d say it’s a question of minutes, he’s a streaming option with block and board upside. He’s 31% owned, for Pete’s sake, and Lopez is out for at least a week. Do with that what you will. The last game where he got any minutes, he went 10/8/2/1/1 with a .667 shooting percentage in 19 minutes. I’d take a flyer on him in 12-14 teamers.
Rasual Butler SG, SF
There is no Dayna, only Rasual! Butler is turning back the clock, son! In the past 4 games, he has played as a top 50 talent, shooting 18.8/3.5/1.8/1.5/0 with 3.3 treys on 54% shooting. I know, that sentence is taken more or less directly from the yahoo page, but it needs to be said, as he’s worth riding while he’s hot, and he’s under 20% owned. What’s just as sexy is that he’s averaging a touch under 30 minutes. Time will catch up to Rasual, but enjoy the renaissance for the next little while.
Andre Drummond PF, C
Ok. Drummond is a bit of a poisoned pill, as his FT% is abysmal, and his FG% can fluctuate between good to yeeesh! Also, he’s had foul trouble all season, and that’s also a concern. The good news? He’s a monster on the boards, he swats basketballs like they’re mosquitos, and his FG% has been going up from low 40s lately. His fantasy owner may have had his fill, and if you can stomach punting FT%, his other percentage may get to a more palatable level. Buy low here, folks!
Jordan Hill PF, C
If you didn’t notice yet, the Lakers are having a bad time thus far this season. Ed Davis has been moved to the starting line up, benching Carlos Boozer along with his atrocious defense, and that has thrown the big man rotation on it’s ear. Hill has had a quiet 3 games, and maybe his owner would give him up for a 65-75 talent, like a Jonas Valanciunas, as one might get cold feet with a team so bad.
Al Horford PF, C
Atlanta has been winning, but Al has not been the player he once was. Yet. In my humble opinion, what he has been, is fantastic for your percentages and blocks, and his boards, dimes and points are all steady Eddie. I feel that he’s steadily improving, incrementally. You won’t get him for a steal, but his current price will be far less than what he will be in a month, if my calculations are right. And by calculations, I mean no calculations at all.
Danny Green SG, SF
He’s playing at a top 20 value, and a threat to touch all 9 categories every game. Like everyone else, I’m unsure as to whether he can keep it up all season, and my gut says: “I’m pretty sure no”. His scoring is up and down, and he rarely gets to the line, but his blocks, steals, boards and 3s are always there, always in good percentages. I would part with him for a big, as you wouldn’t try for a wing like a LaMarcus Aldridge, if I’m lucky.
Draymond Green SF, PF
Dray Dray was absolute murder on Sunday, going 31/7/3/4/3, shooting 55%, and 100% FT, with a staggering 7 treys, with only 1 turnover. Draymond-arama has been one of the best story lines in the NBA this year. But David Lee is finally coming back next week, and that creates uncertainty for our boy Dray Gr-izzle, and you couldn’t possibly sell any higher. I would try to unload that unknown downtick of D. Lee eating his minutes onto another owner. It may work out for your trading partner, it may not. But would I rather have a dependable Eric Bledsoe ? I think so. And sorry for all the butchered nicknames, they were uncalled for, just trying to keep hip.
Jeff Green SF, PF
If you listen to the Razzball Basketball podcast, you may know that JB isn’t too high on my man Jeff. But Jeff has been more like El Jeffe these days, and played into a respectable 45-55 range. I would suspect that when the points go down, his ranking will as well. Sell high, good reader, sell high!
Gerald Green SG, SF
A Gerald, he’s the Donnie Wahlberg of the Greens, the least talented lyrically, but his bad boy persona gave a much needed edge to the group. Green has played adequately this year, putting his value recently at around the 75-85 range. He has been hurt by Isaiah Thomas‘ addition to the Suns, and even now while Thomas has been sidelined, it hasn’t translated into more production for Green. I’d much prefer a Zach Randolph for him, who is currently in the same ranking level. Get what you can for him.
I’m patting myself on the back here, which is kinda douchey, but I wanted to let you know that Kris Humphies has been dynamite in the last week, and only 11% owned. Ed Davis has earned the starting spot, which I hope will help his numbers, for what that’s worth as well. That’s all for this week, I have to wrap my head around Christmas shopping. Yaaaay. May all your shots be nothing but net!