So the seasonâ€™s wrapping up, fantasy-wise, most of you should be in your last week of playoffs, or near it. I do trust youâ€™ve had fun so far, I know I have. I wanted to leave with a Chris Rock-esque drop of the microphone, but Iâ€™m struggling to convey that through print. In addition, it really only works if you have built up to a high point, a crescendo, if you will, and I have been moving in the opposite direction really. Perhaps meekly putting the mike back to where I found it is more appropriate.
In actuality, I only got the opportunity to write for you, dear sports fan, due to a metaphoric injury, much like a prize fighter who gets subbed in for by a scrub at the last minute, because the headliner broke his hand. But the show must go onâ€¦
I will endeavor to continue to provide you, good reader, with the best advice your money can buy. And seeing as this is a free service, mitigate your expectations accordingly:
Moe Harlkess SF
Moe. Moe. Moe. Heâ€™s has been a terrific late season fantasy pick-up. Averaging 15.6 points, 7.5 boards, and a scorching 2.3 steals per game over the last 6, Moe Money has proven that in basketball, even on the terrible teams, somebody has to produce. And heâ€™s available in 40% of fantasy leagues. Moe. Say it, itâ€™s infectious. Like cholera.
Wesley Johnson SF
Averaging 15.5 over the last 3 games, got 21 points, hitting 5 3Pts last game, and is a legit deep ball option in a pinch. Heâ€™s been playing major minutes lately, and the Suns got nothing better to field, may as well let the kids play pick-up.
Brandon Bass PF
I know Heâ€™s in the Add category, but I really wannaâ€¦ Ready for it? Drop the BASS!! Screeee ..â€¦wub, wub, wub, bumbity-bumbity waaaaahh. Ok, heâ€™s not actually a great PF, not a beast on the boards, but he will get play with Big Ticket out for a while. 13.5 points, 7 boards over the last 5 games. You could do worse, right?
Damien Wilkins SG
Like JB told you kids: â€śNever go in against a Sicilian, when death is on the line!â€ť And his slightly less popular wisdom: Damien Wilkins continues to be overlooked. Heâ€™s averaged 18 points, 3 boards, just under 3 dimes , along with 2 steals in his last 4 games, with Nick Young out. Most importantly, owned in about 7% of leagues. Snatch him up if you have a slumping shooter. Ahem, not that Iâ€™ve ever had that problem. Move along!
Arron Afflalo SG
Affalo is a gentle soul. He likes playing soft jazz on the weird Kenny G straight saxophone, and thatâ€™s ok in my books, but heâ€™s out for the season, it has been determined. If youâ€™re not keeping him in a, you know â€śkeeper leagueâ€ť, dump him. Maybe he can finally concentrate on his music, and the joy it brings.
Metta World Peace SF
Nothing gives me more pleasure than reporting that Metta â€śElbowsâ€ť Artest is out for 6 weeks. The man is 2 parts vinegar, 1 part rose water: pure douche. Maybe now he can focus on his music again, and lay down some rhymes on Affloâ€™s sultry sounds. Brandon can drop the bassâ€¦
Kevin Garnett PF
The walking wounded keeps coming. KGâ€™s out for 2 weeks with an ankle injury. He wonâ€™t be back in time to be fantasy relevant.
Tyler Hansbrough PF
Tyler was a pick-up I recommended earlier, and while he can be a bit of an instigator, I have admired his boyish good looks and his consistant numbers while David West has been injured. But D. West is due back Thursday, so it will affect Tylerâ€™s fantasy production in short order. You have been advised.
Thanks for reading my little blog droppings, I hope you have found them informative and entertaining. Hereâ€™s my Danny Tanner wrap up: I think we all learned something during this exercise, and that is that, primarily, it sounds like Tehol will stick his junk into just about anything. And I know very little about basketball.
Good luck in the finals!