Beverly Hills is home to the stars, luxury hotels, and upscale shopping. The 90210 zip code was used as a television show. Glam, bling, and all the shiny stuff that sparkle the eyes are what reside and provide pride for those living inside. Patrick Beverley was the honorary mayor of 90210 yesterday with his performance:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 12 5 4 1 1 4/7 5/9 4/6

Got the start and played a whopping 42 minutes. Now, Danilo Gallinari (back) Lou Williams (hamstring) did not play, so that’s the reason Beverley received the start and so much run. The injuries for both don’t sound serious, but there’s been no timetable for their returns yet, so Beverley could continue receiving elevated run over the short term. He’s a low usage player who derives much of his value from the peripheral categories. Over the past seven games, he’s been a top 115 player with averages of 28 minutes, 1.1 threeecolas, 6.3 boards, 3.4 dimes, 1 steal, and 1.1 blocks. Now, he’s normally a poor shooter from the field, like 38% poor, so don’t expect the points to flow. Because he rebounds so well and plays tough D, if he continues getting the minutes, Beverley could continue providing upscale performances while Williams and Gallinari are out.

Here’s what else I saw yesterday:

 

Bismack Biyombo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 12 0 0 1 1 0 3/5 4/5

Got the start and played 24 minutes. He’s started the last eight games and has averaged 21.6 minutes, 7 points, 8.1 boards, and 1.8 blocks. Has been a top 100 player. If you need blocks, then Bismack Biyombo is your boy.

Kemba Walker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 4 7 1 1 3 3/9 8/18 4/5

Played a team-high 37 minutes. Kemba is top 10 in usage rate at 30.4. Unfortunately, the shooting percentage has been poor over the past few weeks, as he’s barely been above 40% from the field. Still, he’s a top 25 player on the season and contributes across the board, even chipping in 0.5 blocks per game.

Myles Turner

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

Turner can do it all for a big man: post up, dive to the rim, shoot from outside, and protect the rim. He’s just inconsistent. Case in point, the past four games, he’s gone 9/16, 12/3, 8/12, and 18/6. With that said, he’s #1 in blocks at 2.78 per game and is a top 30 player for fantasy.

Darren Collison

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 3 9 2 0 2 3/5 8/14 0

Over the past seven games, Collison has been a top 30 player. Looks at hand and wonders why it did not press the 0 button again. Looks at stats and walks to the mirror to make sure both eyes are still in the sockets. Walks back to computer and slumps into chair and tips imaginary cap to Collison. I’m never a fan of his, but he’s been balling. Threeecolas, boards, and dimes are what he provides, but 2.4 steals per game over the past few weeks is sublime.

Victor Oladipo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 2 7 3 0 0 2/7 8/20 3/3

I’m an Oladipo believer. He’s getting the usage and shot attempts. The efficiency has been bad, but he was injured earlier. Maybe he’s still injured, but as long as he’s not hiding something, I do think he gets it turned around. But that’s just me. I get it if you want to move on from Oladipo.

Domantas Sabonis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 8 3 1 0 0 0 6/13 4/4

Top 50 player over the past few weeks, despite averaging only 26 minutes per game. Arvydas nodding his head while saying “taip! taip!” between swigs of beer.

Tyreke Evans

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 1 5 0 0 1 1/1 6/10 1/1

Played 15 minutes. Tyreke has actually scored double-digits in six straight games, despite playing only 15 minutes on the dot in three of those games. That banana in the tailpipe is looking mighty tasty. Hold me back, hold me back.

Tobias Harris

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 9 9 3 1 0 2/4 12/20 1/3

Played a team-high 43 minutes. Sooooooo close to messing around. Harris is so solid that the only thing you can talk smack about are the blocks (0.5). Top 20 player for fantasy who’s going to get piggidy paid in the offseason.

Johnathan Motley

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

Played 18 minutes. Getting run because Gallinari is out, but there’s a slight chance he could overtake Gortat for center minutes.

Montrezl Harrell

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

Got the start and played 28 minutes. Hallelujah! Marcin Gortat only played seven minutes. Hallelujah!! Has been a top 40 player over the past seven games. Hallelujah!!!

LaMarcus Aldridge

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 14 2 0 2 2 1/1 13/21 3/5

LMA with the O! Top 25 player over the past eight games. Who’s laughing?

Rudy Gay

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 8 1 0 1 2 1/1 9/12 0

Got the start and played 29 minutes. Since returning from injury, Gay has played 22, 34, and 29 minutes. He’s been a top 80 player over that span, but was playing at a top 50 level pre-injury.

DeMar DeRozan

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 7 3 1 1 4 0 4/16 0

Grade for last night’s performance? D, of course.

Marco Belinelli

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 3 3 0 0 0 2/7 4/9 2/2

Played 27 minutes. The space between the floor and ceiling is paper thin, but Belinelli provides a high floor. Eccellente!

Dragan Bender

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 10 2 0 1 1 0/5 4/10 4/7

Got the start because Deandre Ayton (ankle) and Richaun Holmes (foot) did not play. The answer is no. Even if you’re on a Bender on the good doctor’s day.

T. J. Warren

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 4 1 2 0 2 2/5 7/15 5/6

‘Twas a nice bounce back game for Warren, as he hadn’t been regulating up to his standards recently. The shooting percentage has been down near 41% and even the free throw shooting was down at 73%. Have no fear, though. Continue mounting up.

Devin Booker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 6 6 0 0 5 1/6 7/15 3/4

Still doesn’t contribute much on D, but the progression in boards and dimes have been a pleasant sight to see. I still don’t think he’s 100% right now, so just wait until then.

Kelly Oubre Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 8 0 2 0 2 4/7 7/12 0

Top 50 player over the past seven games. Oubre’s been averaging 29.3 minutes, 20.3 points, 2.4 threeecolas, 6 boards, 1.7 dimes, 1.7 steals, and 0.9 blocks. The free throw shooting (65% on 5.4 attempts) is still an issue though. I guess he’s happy to be out of D. C.

Andrew Wiggins

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 6 0 0 0 0 1/3 3/14 3/7

He’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaack. I was starting to get worried there for a sec.

Yeah right! All is right in the universe now.

Karl-Anthony Towns

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 12 4 4 1 4 1/5 8/22 13/13

KAT had been struggling. Thanks Dragan Bender.

Derrick Rose

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
31 4 3 0 0 1 0/4 12/21 7/9

Top 70 player on the year. He’s shooting 48% from the field, has a 26.8 usage rate, and is draining 1.5 threeecolas a game. Man, I miss pre-injury Rose. If y’all forgot…..

  1. I just wanna Kawhi says:
    (link)

    Damn, Oubre’s looking really, really good right now. How the hell is he suddenly making threes like that now?? Lol. Do you think he can sustain it? Or he’s just being streaky… Btw, do you think we should drop Giles for jamyk?

    • Son

      Son says:
      (link)

      @I just wanna Kawhi: He is. Not sure he sustains the efficiency from 3, but I wouldn’t totally dismiss it. Must be the water in Phoenix. Do they even have water down there?

      I’m good with the Giles for JMych move

  2. hoser says:
    (link)

    Drop bagley or mudiay for satoranski? 8 cat and biggest needs are fg% ,steals

    • Son

      Son says:
      (link)

      Yes

  3. Mr. Blast says:
    (link)

    AyyyyO!

    Mann, I lost Lonzo! Is he a hold in 12-14 teamers ? Sitting in 1st place. (No I.R spot)

    The wire looks like this – Beverly, Kornet, Bamba, Bertans, Vanvleet, Mikal Bridges, J-Val, Wes Mathews, Tyreke,

    Squad –

    Russell/Dunn/Mudiay/Lonzo
    George/Tobias/Lamb/BogBog/Saric/Osman
    Embiid/Gobert/Bryant/Taj/Zubac

    Go Patriots!!!!!!! (Insert GOAT emoji)

    Sorry, Had to…

    • Son

      Son says:
      (link)

      @Mr. Blast: AyyyyO!!!

      I’d drop Lonzo. Beverley for at least a few games

      Congrats to your Pats! I despise them but respect them. Good luck in the Bowl

  4. Mark says:
    (link)

    What stats do you generally expect for Mirotic the rest of the way? I am considering getting him for the stretch, but it would cost me a high draft pick and either Millsap or Elfrid, and not sure I can catch up to make losing the pick worth it. Thanks Son.

    • Son

      Son says:
      (link)

      @Mark: I don’t think he gets the same minutes pre injury. Plus, NO only plays 9 games during the playoffs

  5. Ghita says:
    (link)

    Hei Son,

    Long time no hear. I got a interesting trade proposal. My baze + bam for aaron gordon. This trade will happen when/if baze and gordon are healthy. What do you think? The bottom guys on my roster are m.bridges, smart, bam. And I also have on IL spots JV and kyle andersen so anyway i will have to throw 2 on wire
    Thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
      (link)

      @Ghita: Sup Ghita. Good hearing from you again. I’m not the biggest fan, but the potential of Gordon is worth the risk

      • Ghita says:
        (link)

        @Son:
        Thanks, I’m with you on this one. But first let’s see how will go with injuries

        • Son

          Son says:
          (link)

          @Ghita: Sounds good

  6. IntendedSteb says:
    (link)

    Hey Son, is there any reason to still hold on to Bjelica? It’s going from bad to worse, with 5 minutes of playing time today. There isn’t anything too attractive in FA pool, but feels like anything would be an improvement. Thanks.

    • Son

      Son says:
      (link)

      @IntendedSteb: I don’t think so, but like you said, you need to find someone better.

  7. Max says:
    (link)

    Hey, man. I need your opinion. Now I have derrick white and Ross in my team. Bogbog, Dunn and Bojan Bogdanovic were just dropped to ww. Should drop white or ross for one of those guys?

    • Son

      Son says:
      (link)

      @Max: I think you good for now.

  8. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
    (link)

    Yo SON!

    You like Zizic to take the reigns in CLE? He has been pretty legit getting run. Since my trade moving Ibaka & Mirotic I’m speculating on second half upside bigs. My list looks like:

    Zizic, Giles, Zubac, Bamba (if Vuc is dealt), MRob (if Kanter and or Vonleh go)

    What do you think?

    • Son

      Son says:
      (link)

      @OldMilwaukeePounders: He’s got a chance and it’s worth the risk. It’s not like CLE is playing for anything. Mel just wrote up Zizic so check out his piece.

  9. JC says:
    (link)

    Trying a three for two with a reluctant trader. Doing so allows me to activate Rondo.

    My Mirotic, Tristan and PJ Tuck for his Tatum and Aminu. NEw Orleans playoff sked vs Portland’s is a factor. Thoughts on this deal with this roster?

    Ibaka, Draymond, Tristan
    Tobias, OPJ, Siakam, Mirotic, Barton, PJ Tuck, Fournier
    Harden, Kemba, Bledsoe, G Harris,
    IR: Rondo

    • Son

      Son says:
      (link)

      @JC: I don’t like the trade for you

Comments are closed.