Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring ting tingling toooooo… Come on it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with youuuuu… Never gets old. I hope Santa was good to you, and delivered your heart’s desire. Me, I avoided a lump of coal, which is a win in my books. I know we are all enjoying the eggnog, honeyed ham and Christmas basketball at this time of year, and if you’re like me, you are content to park the moneymaker on the couch and soak it all in. So I’m going to briefly mention a few things I’m thankful for in fantasy basketball, and a few New Year’s resolutions I’m making on behalf of some NBA ballers, and we can all get back to gorging ourselves while surrounded by weird relatives in Christmas sweaters like the little baby Jesus intended us to:
Kyle Lowry PG
I know that the shooting percentage can’t be kept up, but he has been an absolute dynamo going 27/7/4/1/0 hitting 5 treys on 8 of 18 shooting, and I believe that the good times will keep rolling into 2017. He has averaged 4 treys per game in the last 5 games, I don’t know how you sell him, but if you need to, his value would be akin to the top 6-8 players in the league. Pass the yams.
DeMarcus Cousins PF, C
Boogie has been transcendent at the five, hitting from outside all the way in, dropping dimes, swatting, basically doing everything: 29.1/10.5/3.5/1.3/1.5 on the season, which is naaaasty. If you got him, you done good, son. I would only move him for a transcendent guard (see above), but really, why mess with such a good thing?
John Wall PG
Thank the 3 wise men that Wall has been coming together of late, many fantasy owners were expecting more from the speedy guard at the beginning of the season. The Wiz stink, but it isn’t due to Jdubs. Wall has had a double double of points and dimes in 6 of his last 7 games. Now if he could only lower his turnovers a touch…
Turn it around:
Blake Griffen PF, C
I know, he’s injured. But he was was not playing at his 3rd round ADP before the injury, and you’re not going to be able to trade him for a bag of balls at the moment. Grif, you were so beautiful, baby, what the dilly? Get back to the monster on the court we all expect you to be.
Pau Gasol PF, C
Father time waits for no man, even a soft palmed Spaniard, it seems. But based on how he played in Chicago, I expected much more from him this season, especially on such a reputable team. I hope he can find his niche, because his value is too low to dump for any true value at the moment. Pass the whatever they eat for Christmas in Madrid. Paella? Whateves…
That’s all a got for the week, good reader. I have to get back to building my son’s Star Wars lego for him. Happy New Year, everyone! Until 2017, may all your shots be nothing but net.