Things move fast in Hollywood!  After Dwyane Wade sold the sitcom rights of his life to Fox, he’s already been casted to star in Alexander Payne’s sequel Sideways.  Apparently it’s about an over-the-hill basketball player who chugs four bottles of wine before playing the Bulls….

Twas a rough one for D-Wade hitting only 4-20 (420!) from the field, putting up 9/3/3 with 5 TO last night.  Awesome defense by my boyfriend Tony Snell!  Played 38 minutes of fantasy-awfulness, but his D was smothering!  While I’m usually good with learning from pictures, from what I gathered in the playoff picture the Heat are now 1.5 games out of the playoffs.  I may have seen the picture wrong, I mean that mother F dress was blue!  Oh great, we’re back on that again…  Anyway, Wade might only have one game left in him if the Heat get knocked out of the playoff picture, and I think is expendable in Roto and H2H leagues running through Wednesday.  No reason to keep some dead weight from winning your title, and keeping you from that Sandra Oh-face!  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy hoops action:

Hassan Whiteside Rebounding machine!  19/16 with a swat, nearing the Goro.  Had some ups and downs during the game, but love the 38 minutes and the fact his hand didn’t bleed all over the place.

Michael Beasley Well, when Whiteside is your leading scorer it’s easy for someone else to look like they have a pulse, and that pulse last night was Beasley for 13/2/1/0/1 on 5-8 shooting with three of those treys.  Scraping the bottom of the barrel to talk about positive Heat things!

Pau Gasol 16/15/1/0/1 and is going to get into the high-70s games played this year with a career-high in boards and near a career season overall.  Just insane.  So insane I feel like the ground is spinning…

Taj Gibson A monster off the bench for 14/12/2/0/1 in a whopping 34 minutes.  That means that…

No Minutes Mirotic! – …yup, he’s back!  Nikola Mirotic for only 17 minutes of usable 9/3/1/3/0, and it helps he made 2 treys, but sheesh.  No bueno.

Derrick Rose Got to 20 minutes of 12/4/3/0/0 with no threes.  Started driving a little more in the second half, but sat the whole 4th to keep the minutes in check.  But Tibs is going to have to start upping the ante to get ready for the playoffs around the corner…

Stephen Curry I just had a feeling after about a quarter this was gonna be a nutso game…  45/2/10 on an absolutely unbelievable 17-23 FG (8-13 3PTM 3-3 FT).  Dem video game numbers!  Warriors are ready to roll through the Western Conf. playoffs.

Draymond Green Feels like it’s been a while since we’ve #OccupiedDraymondGreen, but it’s because greatness is assumed!  11/14/3/1/2 with a trey.

Aron Afflalo – Ruh roh.  Said he might’ve torn something in his shoulder.  Time to pick up Mr. Yiddish!  Mr. McCollum!

C.J. McCollum That’s “McChhhhoollllum”, with extra Yiddish phlegm!  Keeping up his solid play for 17/2/1/2/1 off the bench last night and in line for assured minutes if A-Aron is out for an extended time.  Well actually it’s A-R-Ron, but that doesn’t have the same comedic value…

Nicolas Batum Dayum!  Just like MCW on Wednesday, Batum used his Razzie for worst non-injured bust as bulletin board material for a monster line!  7/10/8/1/1 with no TO.  We could put up with your anemic scoring, Nico, if you did that every night!

Thabo Sefolosha Not that any leagues really care, but he’s got a fractured leg and ligament damage in the aftermath of that nightclub thing.  People call the Hawks the “Spurs of the East”, but ya know what?  Nobody on the Spurs would be at a night club at 4:00 AM in NYC, or at least, not dumb enough to confront cops and break their leg.  Hey Plaxico, you have a friend from the NBA!

 

Streamers/Cheap Daily League Picks:

Tyler Hansbrough (1% owned) – You laugh, but it’s been two straight games of quality fantasy goodness, with a 15/10/0/1/1.5 average slash with Amir Johnson out.  A good matchup for some more boards and D stats against the Magic lies ahead for Psycho T streamers, as long as they can handle getting laughed at by their leaguemates.

Rodney Hood (11% owned) – At this point virtually anyone is a streamer, but I like Hood a lot to close out the year and would roll him when I can if that means holding past tonight.  Gordon Hayward is playing less minutes as he’s banged up, and Hood is averaging 20.7/5.3/2.7/1.7/0.3 in a great 3-game run.

 

I hope everyone is closing their season strong, Peter Kap will be recapping injuries on Monday and I’ll be back with the Daily Notes on Tuesday.  Have a great weekend Razzball Nation!

  1. Lasandro says:
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    Do I roll with psycho T vs ORL & MIA or Hamilton vs LAL & GS over the next two, for fg%, O brds and blocks?

    Also, think I’ll get better across the board prod from Bud vs GS & NOR than Miro vs PHI & BKL or Covington vs CHI & MIL?

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb Gilpin: adding to that second group: hood vs POR & DAL? Efficient scoring and fts with some D is what I crave from these wings

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Whewwww, good matchups for both. Gimme Psycho T! Shockingly trust the mins more. I’ll lean Hood! Might not bring huge D, but again, trust mins the most

      • Lasandro says:
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        @jb Gilpin: if mins weren’t an issue with this wings batch, still good? I def think bud would log mid-30s mins and if reports say that covingtons starting, surely he’d get 30+ too. Just tryna get the best outta these two-game matchups

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          @Lasandro: Def don’t trust that for Covington, never know with PHI. Bud has been tailing off is all, just all in on the Hood train

  2. Scott says:
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    OK, I’m picking up Hood for his 2 remaining games in my points league. Need to drop a 1 gamer: Taj Gibson, or J.J. Reddick. Who do I drop?

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: or I could drop Al Jefferson if he gets sidelined for the rest of the season (or at least through Sunday).

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Scott: Leaning dropping Big Al since he’s such an uncertainty, and I doubt he gets a huge run anyway if he’s back Sunday

  3. Dante Green says:
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    I’d prolly draft batum next season around 35-40…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Might be a tad steep for me, but that’s close…

  4. Dante Green says:
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    Yea man haha. Among these superstars: George, KD, Melo, who’s likely to have a bounce back year next season? Who are you gonna roll the dice with in mid to late 3rd round pick? Haha

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      @Dante Green: Oh all 3 would certainly go earlier than that! I’d rank them KD>Melo>George.

      • Dante Green says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Mannn.. After what KD has done to me this season, but u gotta like taking chances, u just gotta pray the basketball gods don’t f u up. Lol

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dante Green: Hah yeah he killed me in a league too, but I think an encouraging offseason and if he’s playing early in preseason, no way he won’t be a first rounder

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            @JB Gilpin: ughh I JUST HATE HIM. Where would u rank Kawhi man? He’s been so good this second half man! I’d put him maybe late first round!!

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              @Dante Green: Hah and it’s def understandable! I will be doing “way too early” top 50 in a few weeks, I have a feeling KD will be mid-to-late first and Kawhi early-to-mid 2nd. Popp and the rotations still scare me

  5. dom says:
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    Ty Lawson got dropped, I’ve been saving my waiver claim and I think I’ll use it to grab him for Sunday, hopefully he plays vs Sacramento. I have the tiniest of leads over 2nd place dude for assists so grabbing Zaza for tonight was the right call by you

    If LeBron doesn’t play Sunday, do you think grabbing Marcus Morris (vs SA) for Sunday to play over Drummond (vsIND) is worth the marginal assists advantage? A big scoring night from Drummond would help too. Thanks!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dom: Nice sounds good!

      Morris has been playing well… that’s a toughie, how close is scoring? Leaning going Morris to hope for 3-4 dimes, but if scoring is close at all could see going Drumm

      Any time!

  6. Sosa says:
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    Currently in a very close H2H finals battle and I need help deciding between a couple waiver wire pickups tonight. I can afford 2-3 acquisitions and here are my options: Morrow vs SAC, psycho T vs. ORL, LaVine vs LAL, Clarkson vs MIN, Zaza vs NY, Sessions vs BLK, or DeMarre Carroll vs CHA. And I believe Lowry may return to the floor tonight too… Help if you can please

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      @Sosa: What cats are the closest? Definitely would change my thoughts on the wire guys to grab. Overall value I think is LaVine and Clarkson, but obviously if you need big man stats Zaza and Psycho T I think both will be solid plays.

      Does sound like Lowry will play, barring anything getting funky in pregame with his back

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        @JB Gilpin: Its a points H2H leagues so I’m not concerned with specific categories, just trying to fill my roster with some players with a high upside by looking at their matchups for the night. Thanks a lot

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Sosa: Ah Pts yes makes a difference, gimme those two PG. Any time!

  7. KC says:
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    What’re your thoughts on dropping a star like John Wall who is resting for his 2nd straight game to pick up someone off the waiver wire in daily leagues?

    I understand that Wall is a Top-10 player but if it’s the H2H playoffs and he isn’t playing in the games, wouldn’t it be a better idea to fill the roster spot with someone who can actually get you some points for the night, and then just hope to snag Wall back up off the waivers for his next game on Sunday?

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      @KC: Anyone can go at this point, and especially in a league that puts a drop on waiver for the 2 additional days. Although Wiz play tues/Wed so those final two days having a roster filled by him is tough to ignore.

      Problem is, a lot of league settings don’t let you put in a waiver claim for someone you dropped, you have to just hope your opp doesn’t put in a claim while he’s on waivers. It’s risky, I’d likely try to hold Wall, unless you have leads in steals and assists that look like they could be wins

  8. AJ says:
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    Have 2 more moves that I need to use wisely, drop Gordon Hayward or Kevin Martin thanks

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AJ: I’d probably drop Hayward first, seems more banged up and already sat yest

      • AJ says:
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        @JB Gilpin: coo what u think about dropping John Wall at this point, I need someone who is gonna play Thursday. Thinking West, Miles or Stuckey maybe Marcus Morris

      • AJ says:
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        @AJ: @JB Gilpin: I need points

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @AJ: He’s “available” for tonight so I think I’m holding on especially if it’s more for this upoming week.

  9. Lasandro says:
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    Tjones with Dwight out vs NO, Adams vs POR, or Taj vs PHI for FGs and block?

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb Gilpin; apologies, taj vs BK.. I’ll just go ahead with t jones having more run against the hornets frontline

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Ah sorry I missed ya man, who’d you go with?

        Baseball is sucking up my weekend time! Haha

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