If you’re a loyal reader, you know my weekly calendar consists of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Rondae. Unfortunately, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has been out six games due to injury and wasn’t the model of consistency when he did play. Of all the things in this world that you want consistency from, the calendar has to be top 3, right? The other two would have to be the effort played on defense by the squad you root for and the lack of lag when streaming something online. The All-Star game is scheduled for Sunday, February 18th. What if the calendar shows it to be on Monday one day then Friday the next? With the proliferation of digital calendars, I forsee this to be a huge problem in the future.  Address me as futurist Son from now on. Anyways, the way Andre Drummond has been playing recently, everday should be called Dre Day. Last night, he went:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 17 27 2 3 2 1 0 5/17 7/10

He’s had eight straight double-dubs, with two of those being 20/20 and one 30/20. Outside of downtowners and free throws, Dre has literally stuffed the stat sheet, as there has not been one bagel in any category. Borderline top 5 player over the past eight games. Everyday is Dre Day.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

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Noah could build an ark and house two of every freaking species for 40 days and 40 nights, yet….a basketball game was cancelled because the roof was leaking. Well, it makes my job easier, as it’s one less game I have to write about, but man…..DISCLAIMER: I did stack the aforementioned game between the New Orleans Pelicans and Indiana Pacers for DFS. Doing a little due diligence, the Smoothie King Center was the place where sensitive medical operations were conducted following Hurricane Katrina. I assume that means a place that doesn’t allow water to come down through the roof. Reading a little more, exterior renovations were made in 2014: new entrances, painting, and a new outer LED lighting system. One coat of Leak Fix. Just one.

LeBron James wasn’t messing around, as he messed around last night.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
37 10 15 1 1 5 5/7 16/22 0/2

Played 48 minutes. The game went to OT, but still. I thought LeJuggernaught would not make an appearance until after the All-Star break. I guess I was mistaken. The game-saving block and game-winning shot all within the final 2 seconds. We are all witnesses.

JR Smith:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 3 1 0 0 0 6/11 7/14 0

When you walk through a casino and see the craps tables, most of the time you won’t hear anything but, “seven out.” Every once in a while, though, you will hear people screaming, jumping up for joy, and hugging and high-fiving each other. “We got ourselves a shooter, ladies and gentlemen.” The JR Smith experience.

Isaiah Thomas:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 3 7 0 0 3 6/11 7/14 0

Played 31 minutes. Less shots for IT, more shots for LeJuggernaught equals W for Cavs. At least for one night. I still believe in IT and think he will do damage down the stretch.

Jeff Green:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 13 6 2 0 0 2 0 4/6 5/6

Played 29 minutes. With no Dwayne Wade or Kevin Love, Green usually sees an increase in minutes and usage. Only good for spot starts, though.

Karl-Anthony Towns:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 30 10 1 1 2 3 6/6 10/12 4/4

Leads the league with 47 double-dubs. He’s played 56 games.

Jeff Teague:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 3 15 1 0 1 2/4 6/12 0

There will be times when I sit out a roll at the craps table. What happens once in a while is that shooter gets hot. Like fire hot. Like “people screaming, jumping up for joy, and hugging and high-fiving each other” hot. In those scenarios, one just has to sit out. You don’t want to buy the top and, more importantly, you don’t want to be “that guy.” Really, the best thing to do in that scenario is find another table. Ladies and gentlemen, the Jeff Teague experience. DISCLAIMER: I had Teague in a DFS lineup last night, the one with the NO/IND stack. I can rarely benefit from his ceiling games.

Jimmy Butler:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 35 5 6 2 0 2 4/5 14/21 3/3

So consistently good. It’s kind of freaky actually. Butler is a top 10 player for fantasy. Imagine if he didn’t have a rough start to the season.

LaMarcus Aldridge:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 13 4 0 2 0 0/1 10/14 3/5

LMA ain’t no joke. The Suns on the other hand?

Dejounte Murray left the game due to an ankle injury. Status is unknown at this time. Tony Parker and Patty Mills would see an uptick in minutes.

Davis Bertans got the start at center and played 26 minutes.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
9 6 2 1 0 2 1/4 2/7 4/4

Pau Gasol:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 5 11 4 1 3 2 0/1 2/9 1/2

Played 23 minutes. Has he lost his starting job? News at 11.

The Suns lost 129-81. No blurbs for you!

Tyler Ulis left the game due to back spasms. Josh Gray played 31 minutes.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
9 4 7 4 0 1 0/5 4/16 1/2

Ok, I lied. Injury to Ulis, no Devin Booker, and blowout all contributed to getting substantial run. Someone to keep an eye with all the injuries in the backcourt for Phoenix.

Tyson Chandler didn’t play, so Marquese Chriss got the start at center and played 29 minutes.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 7 10 1 1 0 3 0/4 1/7 5/7

With Monroe out of town, should get plenty of run going forward and has the potential to win leagues.

Alex Len played 18 minutes.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 14 5 3 1 1 1 0 6/9 2/4

It’s been intimated by some that Len could be injured or the Suns are limiting his minutes because of his injury history. Keep an eye on the minutes, because we know he can ball out when he gets them.

Dragan Bender:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 12 6 0 0 0 3 2/4 5/8 0

Started at power forward and played 32 minutes. I’ve played out the Bender angle the past few days. How about this? He’s been a Drag-an the emotional state of those that own and play him. That’s why I get paid the big bucks.

Ricky Rubio:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
29 8 3 3 0 4 2/4 8/16 11/14

Maybe changing teams and playing in a new city isn’t so easy after all? Both the Butler and Rubio have had similar fantasy seasons. Let’s remember that not all NBA players are robots.

Donovan Mitchell:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 9 3 1 0 1 3 1/3 4/12 0

Still recovering from an illness. I’ve had two tours with the flu over the past two weeks. Each one lasting around four days. I could barely write the recaps. Don’t know how Mitchell has been able to play the past few.

Rodney Hood:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 18 1 2 0 0 1 0/5 5/12 8/8

He gone. Will make a really nice piece for the contender that acquires his services. At least when he’s healthy. Like we always say, “It’s always dangerous in the Hood.”

Andrew Harrison:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 1 4 2 2 2 2/5 9/15 3/3

Played 35 minutes. Nice bounceback game after his debacle the other night. I don’t think he’s a particularly good player, but he’s getting a ton of run and high usage rate.

James Harden:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 41 4 6 3 1 4 5/12 13/25 10/12

This is what I wrote for yesterday’s recap: Yawn. This is how a junkie must feel. The high is never high enough. Only performances of historical significance get me Harden excited now. That makes me a junkie, huh? Still not doing anything for me, James.

Chris Paul:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 7 7 1 0 1 3/8 10/19 1/2

I mean….if I can’t get excited about Harden, there’s no way I can give love to his neigbor.

Josh Richardson:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 4 5 1 1 1 7/9 11/20 1/1

My son! Played 39 minutes and was en fuego.

Goran Dragic:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 3 6 1 0 1 2/4 11/17 6/7

Talk about en fuego. My son delivered from the right, while Dragic delivered from the left. And the Heat still lost by 8.

Hassan Whiteside:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 17 1 0 0 1 0 7/16 2/3

Played 33 minutes. More importantly, he played in the fourth quarter. Figuring out the Whiteside minutes is more difficult than my first expedition for the clit.

DeMarre Carroll:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 14 12 4 1 0 2 3/10 4/14 3/3

Played 33 minutes. Scroll up re-read the Teague blurb. Very similar. Only difference, is that I did not roster him in DFS.

Jarrett Allen:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 13 14 6 1 2 1 0/1 5/11 3/3

Played 32 minutes. Since I quoted myself earlier for something postive I wrote, I’m an equal opportunity employer, so it’s only fair that I quote myself from something I was wrong about: That’s why I can’t go full 100% in on Allen because I think he and Okafor both get run, neutering the ceiling of both. Okafor played 9 minutes.

Spencer Dinwiddie:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 12 4 11 0 0 1 3/8 3/9 3/3

Played 36 minutes. Last 4 games: 11, 9, 10, and 9 dimes. Oh, how could I forget. REVENGE!!! Detroit had him.

Joe Harris:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 6 6 0 1 5 4/8 7/13 0/1

Got the start at small forward and played 36 minutes. Making all the members of the NYS Laborers Union proud. Dude’s been kind of balling. Since this is the night to quote myself, “Is a skilled offensive player. While he can shoot from downtown, I like that he does attack the rim when the opportunity is there. Will grab boards and dish out dimes. Just don’t expect D stats.” I had to insert that so the count would be 2 postive vs 1 negative.

Allen Crabbe:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 34 2 0 0 1 2 6/14 13/22 2/2

Please scroll up re-read the Teague blurb.

Blake Griffin:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 3 7 2 0 2 1/5 9/19 6/7

5 in a row for the Pistons! Unfortunately, I have to remove the B again. Welcome back, Lake Griffin.

Stanley Johnson:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 19 2 1 3 0 0 1/3 9/15 0

Lake is so good that even Johnson plays better in his presence. If real estate prices in Detroit start climbing, then I would have to give serious consideration to the notion that the Second Coming has already happened.

  1. I just wanna Kawhi says:
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    Rickybobby and Buckets.. Drafted these two in the second and third rounds. Butler at #27ish I felt was a steal, I was even planning to get Marc G at that time but I went with the best talent available. The first month or so was… Frustrating. Even sent out offers to Whiteside and Gasol’s owners. And I’m so glad nobody clicked accept. May God bless you with good health from here on out, Mr. Butler.

    Rickybobby at #47ish… Rubio has always been my low-key favorite. My first ever season in fantasy hoops which was back in 2013-14, I traded DeRozan and Hickson for him before the season started. Twas a wonderful partnership but I had never gotten the chance to roster him again after that except for this season.

    I took him over Booker, the latter got taken right after him, one place behind. It was foolish to pass up on Book, even I now it still is, but the Jazz are playing great basketball right now and Rickybobby is a big reason for that. I hope it continues until the very end. My suns are a mess so I’m rooting for the Jazz right now.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @I just wanna Kawhi: Seems so long ago, but I remember those days all too well. Glad things worked out for you. Good luck in the second half!

  2. J says:
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    rank the following players:
    Kyle O’Quinn, Stanley Johnson, Marvin Williams, Austin Rivers, Josh Jackson and Wayne Seldom Jr., JaMychal Green.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @J: Jackson, Johnson, O’Quinn, Williams, Rivers, Green, Selden

  3. Mad Beach Bums says:
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    Thanks for the write ups. What are your thoughts on Jarrett Allen’s long term upside? Dude seems like he could be really good but what the hell do I know.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Like Allen a lot. Super long and should be a force on both ends of the floor. Was a little concerned about Okafor, but that seems to be unwarranted.

  4. Mr. Blast says:
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    AYO!

    Wtup homie ?

    Nancy Pants – To the Cavs.. Does this hurt or help him ?

    Would you hold for now or scoop someone like Stanley Johnson / Ish Smith ?

    My mind is blown that they traded IT.. Anyways…

    Thanks bud

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      @Mr. Blast:

      Wow,

      Now they just shipped Crowder/Rose out too, for Hood…

      Does this help Nance at all ?

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        @Mr. Blast:

        Also – Drop Dejounte for Augustin ?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Mr. Blast: I wouldn’t until some specific news comes out from the Spurs. I know, it’s the Spurs. The injury didn’t seem too bad, though

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Mr. Blast: AYO! Helps Nance.

  5. Tony says:
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    How’s it going! Unfortunately, my usually top-tier team is tanking this year (6-9-1) and I was thinking about re-configuring. it’s a 20-man H2H keeper league. I thought about pursuing Boogie Cousins with thoughts into the next season. Worth it? Do I have enough pieces? Was also trying to score a mega-deal for Giannis, but I don’t think I have enough either (owner is punt-FT%). Trying to downsize and fit in atleast 3-4 Superstars/Top value picks).

    Chris paul
    Kyle lowry
    DeMarre carroll
    Derrick favors
    Serge Ibaka
    Marc gasol

    These are my guys with the most immediate value going forward. Thoughts?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Tony: Don’t think you have enough for G, but you never know until you inquire. As for Boogie, I’d be scared to acquire him, but he should be cheap enough to get if you want him

  6. Justin says:
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    hey. can you rank these guys for the rest of the season in a 9 cat. josh jackson, dj augustin(elfrid gone), bobby portis, jarret allen.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Justin: Jackson, Allen, DJ, Portis

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