Steve Urkel was a character on the television show, Family Matters. He was always disrespected because he looked like a nerd and spoke in a high-pitched voice. He was also clumsy and caused havoc, which often led him to saying, “Did I do that?” Well, some of the same things could be said for CJ McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers. He’s often disrespected because he looks like a nerd compared to Damian Lillard and his game isn’t flashy, yet….

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
40 5 6 4 0 2 5/10 17/26 1/2

Is a 40-burger flashy enough? As the picture above shows the uncanny resemblance, there’s also video:

Seriously, has anyone ever seen Urkel and McCollum in the same room at the same time? Anyways, CJ had himself a night, as he played 36 minutes and set season-highs in field goal attempts and makes, threeecola attempts and makes, assists, steals, and points. CJ can be frustrating to own for fantasy because he is pretty meh most of the time, but he is silky smooth (enjoy the video clip at the end of the post) and does have the ceiling to go bonkers from time to time. He’s currently the #60 player according to Basketball Monster.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

 

Trae Young

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 3 10 0 0 6 0/7 8/19 2/2

Uno. Dos. Nada Traes. That’s ok, as he dropped 10 dimes. The turnovers and inconsistency from night to night will give the Young ulcers, but the kid has skills and will only improve as the season progresses.

With Taurean Prince sitting, it was Kevin Huerter who got the start and played 32 minutes.

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

I like Huerter a lot, as he has good size, can shoot from long-range, and has the ability to finish at the rim. He is the Atlanta version of Klay Thompson, and it is GM Schlenk’s vision to have he and Trae as the Hotlanta Splash Brothers. He should continue to get more run, as the Hawks are terrible and want to give the young kids as much experience as possible.

Jeremy Lin

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 1 2 2 0 3 1/1 7/9 4/4

Played 18 minutes. Don’t be Linsane.

Alex Len 

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 3 1 1 0 4 0/3 6/11 0

Dewayne Dedmon

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 6 0 0 2 3 0/1 4/7 0/2

Len played 19 minutes, while Dedmon played 19 minutes. They both neuter each other.

Marvin Williams

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 8 1 1 0 2 3/6 8/14 1/2

Only the third time Starvin’ Marvin has reached double figures this season, and the first time he’s scored 20 points. For the season, he’s averaging 7.3 shot attempts per game. You do the math.

Kemba Walker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
29 3 7 3 0 5 4/10 12/22 1/2

Played 36 minutes. Is 9th in usage rate (31.9) and is currently the 11th player according to Basketball Monster. The Kemba Label is well worth the money.

Miles Bridges

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

W

O

W

Markieff Morris

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4 1 3 0 0 2 0/4 2/8 0

B

A

D

Otto Porter Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 6 4 2 2 0 5/6 7/12 0

Oh ye of little faith. Anyways, when people ask about Otto for fantasy, just copy and paste the above stat line.

Dwight Howard

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 11 2 0 1 1 0 3/5 2/4

He looks terrible to me. Guards were beating him to long rebounds and he looks like he has something stuck up his butt. Is he buddies with Richard Gere? Well, he did injure his buttocks and has had back issues in the past, so that’s probably a more reasonable explanation.

John Wall

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 4 10 3 1 2 2/6 8/20 6/8

Played a team-high 41 minutes. The whispers of we don’t need no stinking Wall in the streets of DC have been replaced with chants of ZION! ZION! ZION!

Bradley Beal

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 6 4 1 2 2 1/9 7/17 4/4

Someone needs to recalibrate the scope on the BB gun, as he’s gone 2-for-31 from downtown in his last two games. ZION! ZION! ZION!

Harrison Barnes

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 13 3 2 0 2 2/5 6/13 5/5

Looks like Barnes is back in the groove, after playing in his sixth game of the season. Barnes played 77 games last season. He grabbed at least 10 rebounds in nine of those games. You see where I’m going with this? The points and threeecolas will come. Shoot, they better because he’s nothing without them. He’s currently shooting 35% from the field and 29% from downtown. He’s a career 45% from the field and 36% from downtown. I’ll side with history.

Luka Doncic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 6 3 1 0 4 2/4 9/16 3/3

I heart you, Luka.

Dennis Smith Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 4 7 1 0 3 2/3 6/14 5/5

That’s what I’m talking bout! Y’all know my love for DSJ, but I’m conflicted now because of the presence of Luka. If I move to Utah, then I’m good, right?

Wesley Matthews

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 2 0 0 0 0 5/8 7/14 3/3

Threeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeecolas!!!

Dorian Finney-Smith

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

Played 28 minutes. Had received 27 and 25 the prior two games. It looks like the third-year player has carved out a niche for himself, as a 3 & D player off the bench. He’s shooting 41% from downtown, is grabbing 3.7 rebounds, and posting 1 steal per game. Keep in mind that he’s a 30% career shooter from beyond the arc.

JJ Barea

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

Played 17 minutes. He is 17th in the NBA with 57 assists. He’s averaged 18.3 minutes per game. Bravo.

Caris LeVert

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 5 1 1 1 3 3/6 10/16 3/4

LeAmazing. Played a team-high 32 minutes and is the alpha of this Nets squad. Beep. Boop. Bop. Stocktonator has been LeImpressed with him that it ranked LeVert high last night.

Ed Davis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
9 12 0 1 0 0 0 4/7 1/5

Played 24 minutes, which were a season-high. If you are in desperate need of boards, then Mr. Ed is your horse.

Jarrett Allen

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 9 5 1 1 1 0/1 4/7 2/2

Played 24 minutes. The 2 blocks per game are nice, but the 26.4 minutes per game caps his ceiling. Atkinson needs to go to Jarrett!

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

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

Only played 13 minutes. Makes sense when you have Jared Dudley on the roster, who continues to start and played 24 minutes. Atkinson keeps going to Jared!

Spencer Dinwiddie

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

Was a plus-20 in the 30 minutes he played. Has scored 12 points in three straight games. Hey! That’s my favorite number! Anyways, Dinwiddie is averaging 27.5 minutes, 11 shots, and 3.6 dimes per game. That’s good for fantasy.

Ryan Anderson

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

Played 22 minutes. I just wanted to write, DEUCES ARE WILD!!!

Deandre Ayton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 13 3 0 0 4 0 6/17 3/3

Six double-dubs in 10 games played. Not bad rook. Not bad. Beep. Boop. Bop. Stocktonator agrees with that sentiment, as it had him as the #5 player last night.

Isaiah Canaan

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 3 4 1 0 3 2/4 3/8 5/6

Played 36 minutes and continues to start at point guard. Has played 36, 31, and 32 minutes in his last three games. Won’t contribute much outside of points and threeecolas, though, but minutes are minutes.

Devin Booker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 8 2 1 0 4 2/8 6/21 6/6

Played 36 minutes. Broken record alert: I love how Booker has developed his game and contributes in the periphery categories.

TJ Warren

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

Minutes got regulated. Suns scored 82 points and lost by 22, so that may have had something to do. He also just returned from an injury. With that said, keep an eye on the minutes going forward, as the Suns have a bunch of wings that could get run.

Mikal Bridges

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

Played 28 minutes after playing 26 the game before. Could be carving out a 3 & D role for himself, as he’s 6-for-1o from downtown the last two games and is averaging 1.1 steals per game on the season.

Richaun Holmes

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 10 0 1 2 2 0 6/7 1/2

Played 18 minutes, which were a season-high. Could be something. Could be nothing. Keep an eye on how things transpire. Odale Holmes.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 9 6 0 0 6 0/2 11/18 1/2

Not bad for a G, but not great either, as the Trails Blazers won 118-103. Last night was the first game in which G did not produce at least one steal or block.

Khris Middleton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 8 6 0 0 1 4/10 8/19 2/2

Not great, not poor. A line you’d expect from a Middleton.

Brook Lopez

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 4 1 0 1 0 6/10 8/14 0

It’s raining threes! Hallelujah, it’s raining threes! Amen!

Eric Bledsoe

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

Pack the paint and force Bledsoe to beat them. That should be the strategy for most teams playing the Bucks. For fantasy, the minutes are way down (four minutes from last season), the shot attempts are down (close to three shots), and the steals are below 1 (was at 2 last season). As a result, Bledsoe is the #70 player according to Basketball Monster.

Donte DiVincenzo

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

Played 23 minutes. Is averaging 20.1 minutes per game for the season, as he’s carved out a nice little niche for himself. Is very athletic and can finish strong at the rim, DiVincenzo can provide some threeecolas and boards.

Welcome to the NBA courtesy of CJ McCollum. The post begins with CJ and ends with CJ. That’s why I get paid the micro-bucks.

  1. John says:
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    Hi, Son.

    Rotissorie 8 CAT w/o TOs. Who would you rather have in Siakam, Barnes and Dwight Howard?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @John: Between Siakam and Barnes. Depends on what you want/need

  2. Guillermo says:
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    Hey Son –

    I’m in a tough H2H matchup this week with top 3 guy in my league (right now I’m 11th out of 14) and need to boost my FT% 3 pointers and steals. League is 11 cats, other 2 cats are DDs and PFs.

    Right now my team is Bledsoe, Murray, Williams, Levert, Prince, Dotson, Temple, siakam, Vonleh, Adam’s, Jokic, Drummond

    I was currently eyeing Justin Holiday, Terrence Ross and Derrick White (as stash) on my league waiver wire.

    Any suggestions on who I should pick up? Thanks dude.

    • Guillermo says:
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      @Guillermo:

      Just noticed SGA is on the wire as well so I would throw him in that list of potential pickups.

      Thanks Again!

  3. Aleya says:
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    Hi Son,
    Who are best guards to have for a punt assist build in 9 cat league?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Pretty much scroll through any of the shooting guards

  4. BringDaRuckus says:
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    Do you think Bledsoe rights the ship? Or should I try and move him for whatever can get?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I think he will be fine

  5. Everybody Loves Draymond says:
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    @ Son, 12 team, 9 cat H2H

    Would you drop Bojan for either Shelvin Mack or to stash Bogdon? Just looking for best overall player.

  6. Martin420 says:
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    Ayo Son!

    In a 9Cat H2h 19team just wanted to know if Super Dario is available and who can I drop from my lineup:

    Drummond, P. George, Ball, Milsap, Melo, Taj, Fournier, WCJ, TJ Warren, Schroeder

    IR Barton

    Should I drop anyone for Dario and let me know your thoughts on the team. Thanks and stay well!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Ayo!

      I’d sit tight for now, but I’d keep an eye on Warren. I’d consider a swap for Saric if he cedes minutes

  7. Mr. Blast says:
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    AAyOO!

    Mann CJ did that dudes ankles dirty…. SKrrrrrrRrrT!

    Bog-Bog is floating around out there.. See anywhere to add him ?

    Dunn/Russell/Tyreke
    P. George/Tobias/Prince/Levert/Saric/Osman
    Embiid/Ayton/Bamba/Robinson/Len/Taj

    I know, I know, I’m hoarding the bigs..

    Keep in mind, this is a 13 cat league,

    & Centers are a premium with 3 cats as rebounds.. (Offensive, Defensive & Total boards)

    I want to see who blossoms out of Bamba, Robinson, Len.. Figure one of them gotta hit.

    I’ll worry about adding another PG later on.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Mr. Blast: AAyOO!!!!

      I’m good with hoarding bigs. I’d swap out Bog for Reke, who stinks. Ba dum dum.

      • Mr. Blast says:
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        @Son:

        Ayo, Thanks Son!

        Help me out here.. Just had this trade offer come in.

        My team is listed above.

        I’d give Ayton/Tobias and get Lillard ?

        He would throw in Vanfleet, Favors or Bam

        I wasn’t ready for this offer today… Let me know.

        I LOVE TOBIAS!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Mr. Blast: The Trade Analyzer has the combo of Lillard/VanVleet having more value than Ayton/Tobias. It’s close, though. Since you have a surplus of bigs and are weak at guard, it works

  8. miles proudfoot says:
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    Is RHJ a Dropbox orb Jonathon Isaac?

  9. Everybody Loves Draymond says:
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    @Son 12 team, 9 cat H2H

    Would you drop Bojan for Shelvin Mack or to stash Bogdon? Just looking for the best overall player.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Bog

  10. miles proudfoot says:
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    I need to consolidate some spots for when injured players return. Punting blocks, TO’s. My %s are suspect but trying to get at least FT’s up. Real strong in 3’s, points, boards, assists, and steals.

    What do you think of Horford and Saric, or Horford and Schroeder for either Griffin or Vuc?

    Thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @miles proudfoot: I love Vuc and you know that Ricky Lake Griffin is ideal for punt block teams

  11. bigd says:
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    waddap son

    what do you think about lord roco for draymond?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @bigd: I like the Dray side

  12. Taurean says:
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    Hi Son! I hope you are doing well!

    I have John Collins in IL and I am already planning who I should drop instead of him. My team in a 14team H2H league is:

    Irving, Trae Young, Murray, Danny Green, LeVert, Bazemore, Prince, Osman, Harrison Barnes, Jaren Jackson, Myles Turner and Jokic…

    I am trying to land a 2×1 trade (probably Barnes + Osman/Bazemore) but I have little faith in it. Who would you drop? Initially I would drop Osman but I think he will have a lot of floor and will improve later on this year… What do you think? Bazemore and Danny Green are doing great, do you see any of them good candidates for selling high?

    Thank you!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Taurean: Barnes. Both Bazemore and Green are sell-highs, but not sure anyone is buying

      • Taurean says:
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        @Son: So you would drop Barnes, from all the different options?

  13. JonnyG says:
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    Hey Son!

    Really love your content you have been doing a great job, keep it up!

    I’m in a 12 team league with a few notable free agents to stash
    SGA, Larry nance junior, Kyle Anderson, vonleh, okobo

    My current end of bench guys are M.robinson, cedi osman, RHJ, Isaac and bamba . Wondering who would be the drop for any of these free agents? I’m leaning towards RHJ- is it worth dropping for anyone?

    Appreciate it Son!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Thanks JonnyG! Much appreciated.

      RHJ for Vonleh

  14. JonnyG says:
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    Hi Son!

    Would you drop RHJ for either Kyle Anderson, SGA, Larry nance junior, okobo or Vonleh?

    Cheers!!!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      RHJ for Vonleh

  15. Ringer says:
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    Do you think Kanter is a sell high? If so, who do you think are some options for him? Is Kanter for Siakam crazy or do you like that?

    Team:

    pg) Lowry
    pg) Paul
    pg) Irving
    sg) Justin Holiday
    SF) Durant
    SF) Isaac
    SF) Gay
    PF) Allen
    C) Kanter
    C) Turner
    C) Marc Gasol
    C) Carter jr.
    (Streamer spot)

    12er

    Thanks

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Ringer: I’m good with that

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