As I mentioned the past couple weeks, every Wednesday I will release tiers for G/F/C in rotating fashion. Â Hereâ€™s the originalÂ tiers,Â updated Guard tiers, andÂ last week’s Forward tiers. Â Starting next week, I’ll split this into a morning and afternoon post (morning for recap and afternoon for tiers) to better explain the movement taking place.Â As always, if you disagree with the tiers then go f*ck yourself.Â BUT FIRST, the recap of last nightâ€™s games:
Nene Hilario â€“ Nope, the Wizards did not play last night but he will return TONIGHT!Â Weâ€™ll see how much playing time he gets, but he is the most offensively-talented big man on the Wizards’ roster.Â If you own Kevin Seraphin, this is probably the time to drop him if you havenâ€™t already.
Kyle Lowry â€“ More good injury news!Â Kyle Lowry returned and played 30 minutes off the bench going 13/7/7 (although 5 of 14 from the floor).Â He should regain the starting role in Toronto quickly because Canadians hate Spanish people likeÂ Jose Calderon. Â Or maybe it’s because Lowry is really, really, really good.
Jonas Valanciunas â€“ If youâ€™re a center and want to have a good game, then seeing Kwame Brown in the opposing teamsâ€™ starting lineup is like Christmas.Â Val went for 11/11/3/0/3 and 5 of 6 from the line in 25 minutes.Â One other thing to notice here is that he did not commit any fouls on the court, however he did fart during a timeout.Â Itâ€™s known as a bench foul.
Thaddeus Young â€“ It was a good day to be young in Philly.Â 18/7/2/2/2 with shooting 8 for 13 from the floor in 39 minutes.
Nick Young â€“ 23/3/4/0/1 with three 3PM AND going 7-13 from the field.Â HOW DID HE GET THOSE ASSISTS?!Â HOW!?Â FIRE THE SCOREKEEPER!
Raymond Felton â€“ 15 points, all by 3-pointersâ€¦and for you non-math whizâ€™s that would be five-3’s.Â Throw in 2 boards and 6 assists and you have yourself a nice little fantasy day.
J.R. Smith â€“ After being in last weekâ€™s sell heâ€™s cooled off a touch, but is still putting up great numbers.Â Last night he went 15/5/1/2 while shooting 43%.
Ryan Anderson â€“ With Anthony Davis sitting out due to an ankle injury (day to day), Anderson got the start.Â 15/8/1 with three 3PM. Â Let me state on record that just because I put Ryan Anderson ahead of someone like Davis, it does not mean I think he’s a better NBA player. Â Only a better fantasy player. Â For you stat heads out there… there is a strong, positive association between talent and fantasy ranks but not a direct correlation.
Gerald Wallace â€“ 7 points (2-7 FG), 5 boards, 2 assists, FIVE steals, and 3 blocks in 29 minutes.Â A great sign after Wallaceâ€™s putrid first game back.Â Look for the offense to come around as he gets back into the groove.
Brook Lopez â€“ Itâ€™s good to see BroLo back and healthy.Â Probably a tad too underrated coming into the season, he is putting together a nice year so far averaging 18/6/1/0.5/2.4 while shooting nearly 55% from the field.Â Another solid line last night,23/7/3/1 on 11-18 shooting.Â Unfortunately, Kris Humphries is such a rebounding hog that Lopezâ€™s rebounding numbers will never be that great (for a Center).
Metta World Peace â€“ I hate this stupid name and I hate having to write it when he has good games like last night.Â 17 points, 8 boards, 2 steals, and 4 3PM will make any fantasy owner happy.Â He came into the season in shape (mentally and physically) and itâ€™s paying dividends on a top heavy roster.
Darius Morris â€“ Iâ€™m not going to write the line because itâ€™s garbage.Â Did I mention heâ€™s starting at point guard for the Lakers?Â I canâ€™t even recommend him.Â Steve Nash better come back soon.
Now on to the tiers:
O-ver-Ra-ted (clap, clap, clapclapclap):Â DeMarcus Cousins
Lob City:Â DeAndre Jordan
OMFG Byron Mullens:Â Byron Mullens