I hope all of you enjoyed your fair share of Turkey and fixings this past Thanksgiving! The shortened week always messes me up. Or is it the L-Tryptophan? For this of you who don’t know, or have never seen that Seinfeld episode, Tryptophan is an amino acid released in proteins (especially present in Turkey), that will induce lethargy and/or sleep. After this weekend, perhaps we should take a look at which Fantasy Basketball players overindulged this week, and who has been flying right:
Jeremy Lamb SG, SF
I won’t lie. My inclination to put Jeremy here was motivated by the “stay away from turkey, go get you some Lamb” lines. I guess I just did the joke, but Lamb isn’t just for Greeks and Kiwis anymore, Jeremy has returned to the Charlotte fold, and has gone 19.5/13/1/1/.5 with 1.5 treys per. This was done one game with Nicolas Batum out, and one game with the Frenchman back, (where he actually scored more in less minutes) Like his popularity as a holiday dish, Lamb is only 18% owned, so go get a second helping, he’s delicious. Sorry.
Sergio Rodriguez PG
Jerryd Bayless is out, he isn’t travelling with the team for the 76ers road trip, so he could be out for a while. That means Rodriguez is starting, and has been worth streaming over his last 2 starts, going 11.5/2.5/7/2/0 with 2 treys per game. He did register 3 turnovers per game as well, but his shooting has been over .560 during these 2 games. You should be aware that this FG% is well above his history. Take a flyer as a streamer, (26% owned) I don’t know that I would trade for him unless you need dimes, he is a bit of a specialist. but the turkey has got me lethargic, I won’t be digging deep for this article. Like a 5 day old turkey sandwich, take it or leave it!
Ricky Rubio PG
Ricky has been sitting the entire 4th quarter for the last 3 games. He still has value as trade bait because of his ability to dish, but woe to the player that gets on the bad side of Coach Thibodeau. I would try to move him if you can. I would also add Kris Dunn to the sell list, unless you are in a dynasty format, as he’s getting next to no play as well under the fiery coach.
Tony Parker PG
Parker had his best game of the year last go round, scoring 20/1/3/0/0 with a trey. This is the high water mark, doubling his previous point production. If you can parlay this recent production and his name recognition into just about anything else, I would try to do so.
Robert Covington SF, PF
I like what Robert brings to the table, we all can’t have a Golden State-esque team filled with top 30 talent, so we need guys like Robert. He went off for 6 treys last night, posting a 20/5/2/2/0 shooting .636. His defensive contribution in threes, steals and blocks are trade bait worthy. I suggest him not because I think that he isn’t good, but rather that he is at a sell point, and I have to finish this article before I lapse into another nap.
Ok, gentle reader, I’m couldn’t possibly handle another bite, I’m completely stuffed, so that’s all I have for this week. Until next time, may all your shots be nothing but net.