A B C D E F G. Usually we continue with H I J K L M N O P, but not today because the Buck stops at G. Is it a coincidence that G is the first letter for both Giannis Antetokounmpo and God? I don’t believe in coincidences. Both God and G have many similarities. They are both freaks and possess mind-blowing characteristics. God with the whole omnipotent and created the universe thing, while G is a physical marvel unrivaled by any human. Now, both usually just go about their business in the world by being awesome, but every once in a while, fury, rage, and anger swell up to deliver a message. Last night was one of those times for G.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 15 9 0 3 4 0/2 12/19 6/8

Over the past six games, G has been the #4 player. The usage rate has been 32.5 and he’s even contributed 0.8 tres. 28 points, 12.3 boards, 5.7 dimes, 2 steals, and 1.7 blocks with 53% shooting from the field and 81% from the line on 9.2 attempts is down right filthy. Just wait until he starts draining those tres, though, because it’s going to happen. Regardless, having G as one of the top fantasy players is easy as A B C. What the Nets and the rest of the league learned last night was just as easy; Don’t get G angry.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

Myles Turner

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 9 1 2 3 2 0/4 5/17 5/7

It’s been quite a journey for/with Myles this season, but here we are: top 25 player. Over the past two weeks, he’s averaged 30.8 minutes, 15.5 points, 1 tres, 6.2 boards, 2 dimes, 1.3 steals, and 1.7 blocks while shooting 51% from the field and 83% from the line. The boards are a little light for a big man and the usage rate is only 20, but the sky is the limit for Myles. I’ve walked 500 Myles and I will walk 500 more.

Darren Collison

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 4 6 1 0 0 3/6 9/14 1/2

Led the Pacers in points and minutes played (35). With Victor Oladipo done for the season, Collison has seen an uptick in usage. Unfortunately, it’s gone from 16 to 20. He’s inconsistent and frustrating to watch at times, but he does have bouts of aggressiveness and will at least supply dimes on a nightly basis.

Cory Joseph

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

Got the start and played 31 minutes. Joseph has now started the past three games and been…..drum roll please…..a top 164 player. Womp womp womp. He’s been shooting 20% from the field.

Domantas Sabonis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 13 1 0 0 0 0 7/9 2/2

Played 23 minutes. Over the past two weeks, Sabonis has only been averaging 22 minutes per game. As a result, he’s outside the top 200. He’s always a threat to dub-dub, but the efficiency from both the field and line have plummeted from earlier in the season.

Tyreke Evans

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
9 2 2 0 0 2 1/3 4/12 0

Played 19 minutes off the bench. P. U.

Jahlil Okafor

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 13 1 1 1 1 0 11/16 3/3

Continues to start and played 33 minutes. Top 20 player over the past seven games. Imagine driving to work and seeing a dog driving the car next to you. It probably shouldn’t be happening, yet it is. All you can do is nod your head and mutter, “Impressive.”

Jrue Holiday

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 11 9 1 1 5 0/7 6/15 7/9

Aaaaaaaalmost messed around. This is Jrue’s team now with Anthony Davis out. Feels tap on shoulder, turns around…..

My bad Jahlil. You’re balling for sure, and I didn’t forget about you, but the Pelicans are Jrue’s team. At least for now.

Kenrich Williams

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 8 5 2 1 1 2/8 3/13 0

Got the start and played 35 minutes. He replaced Solomon Hill, who may be a piece of a trade to the Lakers. Over the last four games, Williams has averaged 33.1 minutes, 12.3 points, 2.3 tres, 10 boards, 3 dimes. 0.5 steals, and 1 block. He’s endearing to the coaches because of his hustle, so he should continue seeing time as long as the rest of the team sits due to injury or gets traded.

Ian Clark

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 1 4 0 0 3 2/7 7/15 2/2

With all the injuries, someone had to play, and Clark received 28 minutes of run.

Jarrett Allen

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 11 1 0 4 2 0/1 4/7 0

Played 24 minutes. Allen is 12th in the NBA with 1.5 blocks per game. Boards and blocks are what he delivers, but not much else. Probably why Atkinson doesn’t go to Jarrett more often.

D’Angelo Russell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 1 5 1 0 1 2/6 7/20 2/2

Led the Nets in scoring, which isn’t saying much. The Bucks are damn good, which is saying a lot.

Kenneth Faried

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 14 1 0 1 0 0 8/11 1/3

Welcome to In-N-Out. How may I help you? Yes, I’d like a double-double…..MANIMAL style!!!

Chris Paul

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 5 4 5 0 6 2/4 5/10 6/7

Returned from injury and played 33 minutes. Like a good neighbor, Chris Paul was there.

James Harden

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
44 8 6 3 1 3 5/13 15/26 9/11

I was conversing about Harden with The Stocktonator last night. The only response I kept getting was, “Does not compute. Does not compute. Does not compute.” When I left the room, there was smoke coming out of both vents in the CPU. My bad Rudy. Anyways, Stocktonator had Harden numero uno last night. With Chris Paul returning, the usage rate has ticked down a bit, but it’s still at 38!!! He’s still AVERAGING 25 shot attempts, 38.5 points, 5.5 tres, 9.3 boards, 6.5 dimes, 3.8 steals, and 1.8 blocks. HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA.

Josh Jackson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 5 2 1 0 3 1/5 11/23 2/2

Led the Suns in both points and minutes played (37). My momma told me to keep my mouth shut if I didn’t have something nice to say.

Deandre Ayton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 11 3 1 0 2 0/1 7/11 1/1

Second game back from injury and played 34 minutes. Ayton played 33 minutes the prior game and put a 13/11 line. A dub-dub machine sent from the past.

Kelly Oubre Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 3 2 3 1 2 3/4 9/13 2/3

Played 36 minutes off the bench. Top 50 player over the past seven games.

John Collins

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 11 2 0 0 1 0 4/9 7/8

Only played 17 minutes due to a face laceration.

Taurean Prince

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 2 2 1 0 1 5/7 7/10 2/2

Got the start and played 26 minutes. Second straight start and looks to be back in the groove.

Trae Young

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 4 10 0 0 1 1/6 2/13 5/6

He’s Young.

Kevin Huerter

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 5 4 1 0 1 5/7 6/10 2/2

Led the team with 32 minutes. Past four games, Huerter has been a top 35 player. Usage rate is low, but he’s playing a ton of minutes and contributing in everything but blocks.

Omari Spellman

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 10 2 0 0 1 4/6 6/12 0

Played 30 minutes off the bench. Got most of the run because Collins had to leave the game, but he does play some small ball center, so if Dewayne Dedmon gets moved, Spellman could soak up some of those minutes.

The Hawks are an interesting team from a fantasy perspective. They play at the fastest pace, but they also have a ton of guys contributing. All 11 players received at least 1o minutes of run last night, and only two players got more than 30.

Trevor Ariza

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 4 5 1 1 2 3/11 9/19 4/5

Played a whopping 43 minutes. Ariza isn’t the most efficient player, but he can still contribute across the board. He may get traded, but he’d likely have the most value in D. C.

Thomas Bryant

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

Only played 12 minutes. Wizards playing too much small ball for Bryant to be a factor.

Jeff Green

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 5 5 0 1 0 2/9 9/19 6/6

Played 36 minutes off the bench. Is the guy playing small ball center and crapping on Bryant’s value. Due to his versatility, Green should have a high minutes floor regardless of what happens at the trade deadline.

Jordan McRae

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 5 1 2 2 1 2/3 8/11 2/3

Of course Jordan can score. The important thing is that he’s received 26 minutes of run in two of the past three games.

Davis Bertans

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 8 2 1 0 0 3/6 4/11 0

Due to Derrick White (foot) being out, the Spurs moved everyone up a slot and inserted Bertans into the starting lineup. Mainly a tres specialist, Bertans does grab some boards, dish out some dimes, and get his 211 on. He has started six games this season, so there’s a modicum of upside, but it all comes back to the tres (47% on 4.3 attempts).

DeMar DeRozan

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 4 4 1 1 1 0 10/15 4/6

First 20-point games since returning from injury three games ago. He should get back to top 50 production sooner than later.

Marvin Bagley III

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 12 4 1 3 0 1/4 10/17 3/4

Played 31 minutes off the bench. That’s now three straight dub-dubs and back-to-back games playing over 30 minutes. I think it’s about that time to put down the Nemanja.

Yogi Ferrell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 0 2 0 0 0 4/4 7/7 1/2

In 17 minutes. Ha! He’s smarter than the av-er-age Ferrell.

Mason Plumlee

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 11 6 2 0 6 0/1 6/11 3/8

Got the start and played 33 minutes because Paul Millsap (ankle) was out. Free throw shooting is bad, but Plumlee is one of the better passing big men in the league. He’s no Jokic but few are. When he’s not starting, he gets around 20 minutes of run.

Trey Lyles

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 4 3 1 1 1 2/6 8/13 2/3

Played 29 minutes off the bench. That’s what happens when one guy goes down. Everyone moves up a peg and delivers….if they have skills. Lyles definitely has some. Just buried on the depth chart.

Monte Morris

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 2 3 0 0 0 2/5 8/13 0

Played 34 minutes and continues to start. Jamal Murray is expected back soon, but Morris will still get mid-20s of run a game. On the season, Morris has one game with 3 turnovers, a season-high. He’s only had six games with 2 turnovers. The rest? 1 or 0. Maybe he’s a coder in his spare time.

Andre Drummond

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 12 3 0 3 2 0 12/14 3/3

Only played 26 minutes due to Domination of Denver by Detroit, 129-103. Over the past five games, Dre has been a top 10 player. 68% shooting from the field, 72% from the line, 21.2 points, 14.2 boards, 1.6 dimes, 1.6 steals, and 1.6 blocks! Yahtzee!

Stanley Johnson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 7 2 2 1 0 4/5 7/10 3/3

Played 25 minutes off the bench. This Johnson got up for this game.

  1. JC says:
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    White, G Harris and Mirotic all out. Only one IR spot. Wade and Huerter on the wire. Am I staying patient as a second place team in a 12 teamer, 9 cats or is it time to create a streaming position?

    Ibaka, Draymond, Okafor (please trade AD!)
    Siakam, Tobias, OPJ, Fournier, Barton, Mirotic
    G Harris, Harden, Kemba, Bledsoe, Rondo
    IR: White

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @JC: AD will get traded to LA…..I hope!

      I think streaming would be prudent, considering your situation. Fournier is not a must hold for me

      • JC says:
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        @Son:

        I dropped White. More feet issues

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Yeah, plantar fasciitis is no joke. Who’d you pick up?

          • JC says:
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            @Son:

            Streamed Wade tonight, then dropped him for Huerter who may stick.

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @JC: Sounds good

  2. Dan Philip says:
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    I need some trade advice
    I was offered Harden, Favours and Valanciunous
    for
    Luka, J.Collins and Porter

    Its a 12 team Dynasty H2H format

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I prefer the Luka/Collins side

  3. JC says:
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    RIP Harris fantasy value. Ugh.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @JC: RIP indeed

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