Back in the 1960s, the Batman television show with Adam West would have POW graphics written across the screen. Although corny, they brought us back to the comic book roots and accentuated a fight scene. Or disguised the “terribly choreographed” ones. I never really thought about it like that until I came across that article, but it does make total scene. The acting and fight scenes were an abomination, but I guess that was part of the allure. Anyways, to get the bad taste out of my mouth from re-watching old clips and remembering the unfortunate state of much of my childhood, I went to the good ole YouTube search box and typed in Mike Tyson knockouts. I don’t feel so bad about my youth anymore. Now, those POWs had substance. Which brings me to Dwight Powell of the Dallas Mavericks.
Got the start at center again and played 29 minutes. Since January 31st, Powell has played 29, 23, 31, 29, 31, and 28 minutes. There’s been only one game during that stretch he hasn’t started. Dirk Nowitzki did miss last night’s game, but Powell had been starting next to Dirk when he was in the lineup. With the Mavs out of contention, it only makes sense for Powell to continue getting run down the stretch. Over the past week, he’s been a top 50 player for fantasy, averaging over 15 points, 8 boards, 1 steal, 2 assists, and shooting over 70% from the field and 80% from the free throw line. Ka-POW!
Here’s what else I saw last night:
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Played 31 minutes. The Jazz did themselves a Favors by not trading him at the deadline.
Gordon Hayward who? Ingles is a top 30 player over the past week. One of the sneakier producers for fantasy this season.
Got the start with Ricky Rubio sitting and played 33 minutes. The team loves him for his hustle and energy. Won’t jack up too many shots, but will board, assist, and get his 211 on. When Rubio returns, the minutes will probably return to the 20 mpg level.
Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!
Can slide into my DMs anytime. Hope DSJ doesn’t find out.
We tried to record a pod last week. Three times and three mishaps. Anyways, Craig Bozic was the most bullish about Crowder’s prospects in Utah. Cheerio!
Jusuf Nurkic left the game early due to lower back and hip pain.
Ahhhh, all is right in the world again.
Can listen to that all day everyday.
Played 29 minutes. If Nurkic misses any time, Mr. Ed is your horse.
Played 30 minutes. Will provide the occasional double-dub in points and boards, but don’t expect too much interest from this Green.
Played 26 minutes. I’m still angry, for some reason, that the Grizzlies didn’t trade Tyreke. I don’t own him in fantasy. Just makes no sense. This is why any market that has human participants will never be completely efficient.
Andrew Harrison only played 11 minutes. He was recovering from a physical illness and was in constant foul trouble.
Settle down, Paul. Save all of this for Los Angeles.
Got the start for Russ and played 34 minutes. I can’t believe Felton is 33 years old. Seems just like yesterday he was donning the UNC uniform.
Got the start at shooting guard and played 37 minutes. He’s been averaging around 25 mpg in six games this month. Should continue to start ahead of Terrance Ferguson, so if you need 3s, Abrines could be your guy.
Played 35 minutes. With all the stupid stuff that the Kings do as an organization, at least they are not screwing it up with Fox. After languishing in the bottom five for pace, the Kings are now in the middle of the pack with Fox running the show.
It’s been a while since we updated the Vivek and Vlade bet.
Bog played 31 minutes while Buddy played 19 minutes. Gotta give the edge to the Serbian.
There was not a more sure thing in the world than KAT double-dubbing. That is, except buying Bitcoin at $18,000. There’s no such thing as a sure thing in this world.
Still rejuvenating from his revenge game in Chicago.
For the Mavs, here were the players that were listed as OUT: Dirk Nowitzki, JJ Barea, Wesley Matthews, Nerlens Noel, Seth Curry, D. Finney-Smith, and Johnathan Motley. As a result, Doug McDermott got the start and played 34 minutes.
The answer is no.
Yabba dabba doo!
My boo. Till death do us part.
Jalen Jones played 23 minutes and Kyle Collinsworth played 31 minutes. Put your thumb on your nose. Now extend your index finger to the top of your forward. Without moving your fingers, place your thumb HERE. Now read where your index finger is.
C&C Music Factory. That free throw percentage making us sweat, though.
Will call him The Mule. Isn’t a freak and won’t be on many highlight reels. All he does is deliver the goods.
Played 29 minutes, while Jarrett Jack only played 8 minutes. It’s about freaking time. I’ve been clammoring for that all season. The interesting thing here, though, is that Frank Ntilikina played 31 minutes and often alongside Mudiay.
If the Frenchise starts playing the 2, that obviously is not a good thing for Courtney Lee, who played 21 minutes. It’s only one game, so let’s not get our panties in a bunch, but it’s something we definitely need to monitor.
Back-to-back double dubs. Young is inconsistent, but he gets the minutes and shot attempts.
Oladipo Ho! Oladipo Ho!
Played 31 minutes to the 21 minutes for Corey Joseph, who is pretty turrable.
LeBron James almost messed around.
I guess you could technically say that he did mess around yesterday, as he led the clowning session of the Celtics on Paul Pierce jersey retirement day.
So, the new acquisitions all played.
- George Hill started at point guard and played 21 minutes. Scored 12 points.
- Larry Nance Jr. came off the bench and played 21 minutes. 5 points/4 boards/3 assists/1 steal.
- Jordan Clarkson came off the bench and played 23 minutes. Scored 17 points.
- Rodney Hood played 19 minutes and scored 15 points.
The Cavs won 121-99. Before anyone gets their panties in a bunch, it was just one game.
Played 34 minutes. Will continue being the main guy off the bench for as long as Marcus Smart is out.
Played 12 minutes. I don’t think he gets more than 20 minutes of run.
Played 34 minutes. All the writers at Razzball told you to pick him up. Were you good little grasshoppers?
Yawn. Wake me up when he goes 30/30.
He’s young, athletic, on a bad team, and has potential. I think I’d rather watch paint dry while dropping my computer onto my toes every five minutes.
Played 31 minutes. Hahahahahahahahahahwks.
OG Anunoby left the game due to an ankle injury. CJ Miles was the main beneficiary yesterday.
Played 18 minutes. Norman Powell could also be in the mix if OG misses any time. Need 3s? CJ’s your guy.
Had double-dubbed 12 straight games before going three games without one. Let’s see if he gets a new streak going now.
I think MJ is going to regret not trading Kemba at the deadline.
We opened the piece with such a bang. I’m a dualistic kind of guy, so I guess it’s only fitting that we end with a whimper.