KRS-One was one of the greatest to ever do it. He never won a Grammy, and didn’t win a Tony, yet he smashed rappers and made girls go “Illllll!” He made you bob your head from side to side, and up and down, but ultimately he made you think about what was said, as Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everybody. At the core, though, he brought it to those MC’s that acted like they didn’t know that KRS was willing to go toe for toe and made them hope that their defense mechanism could divert his heat-seeking lyricism. Joel Embiid is the KRS-One of the NBA. He puts victims in a body bag both on the Twitter machine and on the court. Last night…
In only 27 minutes, as the 76ers body bagged the Timberpuppies, 149-107. On the season, Embiid is the #10 player, averaging 33.5 minutes, 27 points, 1.2 threeecolas, 13.3 boards, 3.4 dimes, 0.5 steals, and 2 blocks on 48% shooting from the field and 80% from the free throw line on 9.9 attempts. The usage rate is 32.1! Such a boss. As KRS said, “If you don’t know me by now, I doubt you’ll ever know me.” Embiid gonna keep trying, though.
Here’s what else I saw last night:
Aaaaaaaaalmost messed around. If only the Timberpuppies didn’t shrivel up and die. Over the past four games, he’s AVERAGING a trip-dub with 1.3 steals and 1 block. Yet, he’s only been a top 30 player because he still has not attempted a threeecola and he’s shooting 50% from the line on 5 attempts.
He lives! The usage rate is around 11 and he’s averaging fewer than 10 points a game, but he’s contributing threeecolas, D stats, and a handful of boards and dimes. Over the past four games, he’s been a top 115 player. Learn something new everyday.
REVENGE! Butler was right. The Timberpuppies are soft. Nancy, let’s go to footage of Embiid…
Even though Butler has settled in, for now, as the third wheel, he’s still a top 25 player for fantasy.
Jonah Bolden played 16 minutes and scored 14 points, while Landry Shamet played 23 minutes and scored 12 points. Blowout run.
All is right in the world. I was getting worried for a sec.
The heart of a….cat. Meow.
Returned from injury and played 22 minutes off the bench. Led the team in scoring.
Played 15 minutes. Yup, that’s how bad it got for the Timberpuppies.
The Heat got spanked by the Bucks, 86-124. No blurbs for you!
Justise Winslow and Hassan Whiteside led the Heat in scoring with 19 points each. No one else scored in double figures. For my fellow weirdos out there, the seven bench players scored 9, 2, 7, 2, 7, 2, and 9 points. Palindrome!!!
Played 25 minutes yet still messed around. Such a G!
Top 40 player for fantasy. He Bledsoe we could get production in every cat.
Boy, I’m curious but is George really the #6 player for fantasy? Yup yup. 3.4 threeecolas and 2.3 steals per game!
Played 40 minutes, which led the Thunder. Man, it’s been a slow and steady progression for Grant, but he was a top 225 player last year, is a top 75 player this season, and has been a top 50 player over the past seven games. Over the past three games, check out these averages: 38.2 minutes, 19.3 points, 1 threeecola, 7 boards, 1.3 dimes, 1 steal, and 2.3 blocks while shooting 56% from the field. The only blemish is the 69% from the free throw line on 4.3 attempts.
Has been a top 10 player over the past three games, as he’s averaged 26.3 points, 9.7 boards, 14 dimes, and 3 steals with only 3 turnovers and 75% from the line on 8 attempts.
REVENGE! First time scoring at least 20 points since December. He has gone back-to-back games with 6 assists, and he’s been a top 50 player over the past three games. He’s just being a menace to society.
I demand to know who the scorekeeper was at last night’s game, because he or she obviously missed 5 rebounds. Man, Collins has such a nice offensive game, but he needs to contribute more on D.
Played 34 minutes, but Taurean Prince played 13 minutes in his return from injury, so Bembry will likely shift back down to a reserve role.
Young is fourth in turnover rate at 4 per game, so he needs to clean that up, but the rest of his game is progressing nicely. Over the past four games, he’s been a top 100 player. 5.5 boards to go along with 2.5 threeecolas, 6.8 dimes, and 1 steal.
Played 37 minutes. If I were you guys, I’d tell me, “Enough already! We get it!”
Omari Spellman got the start at center because Dewayne Dedmon was out (ankle) and played 22 minutes, but it was Len who sucked up most of the action (31 minutes). Don’t get gassed, as Dedmon will likely return soon. This is what Len does. He’ll have a big game every 7 games or so. Coincidentally, his last big game consisted of a 24 and 11 line.
Geez, so many blowouts last night as the Suns get pummelled, 97-131 in Indiana.
T. J. Warren
Led the Suns in scoring. Unfortunately, the teammates didn’t mount up, as the Suns got regulated.
Returned from injury and played 27 minutes. Should’ve stayed injured. I kid. He’s returning from a back injury, so maybe it’s still bothering him. Something to keep an eye on.
Kelly Oubre. Jr.
Learn how to shoot free throws!!! A professional ball player should not be shooting 50% from the line. Crazy. Anyways, Oubre has been contributing across the board, which is nice, except for the shitty free throw shooting.
The heater continues, except from the free throw line. Seriously, Kelly and Thad, what’s the deal? Young has been shooting 64% from the field over the past six games, so expect regression to come, but he’s going to keep grabbing boards and getting his 211 on. Top 90 player on the season and has been top 30 over the past six games.
Led the Pacers in scoring. The classic, high-floor low ceiling player.
Returned from injury and played 28 minutes.
In 15 minutes! He lives! I’m not falling for the banana in the tailpipe, though.
Another blowout as the Warriors neutered the Nuggets, 142-111 in Denver. What was up with last night?
Such a unique player, as he will often dub-dub without scoring. I want to say that the Warriors will need him to convert open shots in the playoffs but….he was a +41 last night while shooting 1-for-5 from the field. I’ll STFU now.
I’m onto you Durant. You are the real robot. No human can produce that level of consistency night in and night out.
Played 24 minutes. Top 50 player over the past six games, as Looney has averaged 7.5 boards, 2.7 dimes, 1 steal, and 1.2 blocks with 61% from the field.
Got the start for Gary Harris and played 33 points. Led the Nuggets in scoring.
Played 23 minutes in his third game back from injury. He had played 14 and 16 minutes the prior two games. Should only be a matter of time before he gets ramped up to full speed.
Wendell Carter Jr.
It’s only year one of the Carter Administration. We’ve seen some promising things so far. Stay strong.
My HutchiSON!!! Kidding. The rookie has started the last six games, but hasn’t done much outside of grabbing some boards. Chandler needs to start providing more if he wants more friends.
Top 60-ish player. Usage rate is above 30 and he jacks up around 17 shots per game. The contributions in the peripheral categories aren’t great, but he does provide a little something something in each. If he can dish out the dimes like last night, then that would be lovely for his fantasy prospects. Sharing is caring.
In 17 minutes off the bench. The usage rate is high when he plays (around 25). The problem is the playing time, as he’s averaging fewer than 20 minutes a game. Tough to rely on hyper-efficiency every game.
My HarriSON!!! Sorry, I can’t help myself. Played 25 minutes, but had received 14, 18, and 15 the prior three games.
Kuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz. The usage rate is high without LeBron on the floor, like 30 high. The shooting efficiency, though, has been bad, like 40% bad. Kuz will contribute threeecolas and boards, but few dimes and D stats.
Played a team-high 40 minutes. Points, boards, some dimes, and poor free throw shooting with little else. Bad combination.
Got the start and played 26 minutes.
Played 14 minutes off the bench.
Who knows what Walton will do?
Top 65 player over the past four games. The shooting percentages are always going to be an issue, but he does have the ability to contribute across the board. He just doesn’t bring it on a consistent basis.
Got the start for Josh Hart and played 31 minutes. I did see LeBron whispering the ears of Pelinka, Magic, and Walton on the sideline. And KCP does have the same agent. Things that make you go hmmm.