Frank Sinatra was a cool cat. A member of the Rat Pack, Sinatra was a singer, actor, producer, and was considered one of the most iconic performers of his generation. “Ol’ Blue Eyes” would make the women swoon and get Son to sing one of his most famous tunes….My Way….at a K-Town karaoke establishment.

“Regrets, I’ve had a few…But then again, too few to mention. I did what I had to do…And saw it through without exemption. I planned each chartered course….Each careful step along the byway….And more, much more than this….I did it my way.”

Sounds like my fantasy career, which brings me to Langston Galloway.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 3 3 2 0 0 4/10 9/20 2/3

Played 37 minutes yesterday. The prior game, Galloway played 31 minutes and attempted 15 shots, with nine from downtown. The Pistons are banged up right now, as Ish Smith, Reggie Bullock, and Stanley Johnson are all down with injuries. You could regret picking up Galloway, as he’s a career 38% shooter from the field. But then again, he is a career 35% from downtown. Sometimes, you gotta do what you gotta do. If you need threeecolas, Galloway has attempted 19 in the past two games. Chart the course. With each injury that the Pistons endure along the way, there will be minutes and shot attempts….and more, more like this….realize that you did it Galloway.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

Anthony Davis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
6 9 4 0 5 1 0/2 2/7 2/4

Only played 27 minutes, as he missed most of the first half due to taking a knee to the hip. I am an AD owner in one league, so all of you that have joined the support group, there are churches that are open during the week. Seek and ye shall find. If you’re too lazy to do that, go online and donate to your favorite charity. Go forth and do good deeds so that the universe spreads good karma and heals AD. That’s how everything works, right?

Julius Randle

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 6 5 0 2 1 0/2 11/19 6/7

Got the start and played 34 minutes. Over the last four games, Randle has been the #26 player for fantasy. 29.5 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists. The D stats are minimal (0.5 steals and blocks), but he’s contributed 1.5 threeecolas. If anyone desires to stab me in the back, I understand….and get it over with.

Jrue Holiday

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
37 5 5 3 0 9 6/10 14/22 3/3

Played a team-high 40 minutes. So far this season, when AD has not been on the court, it has been Randle that has received the biggest increase in usage rate, while Holiday has barely ticked up. With that said, in the past, Jrue has usually seen massive increases in that department, and yesterday was a good example of that. Let’s not forget that it’s the Holiday season and AD is prone to getting nicked up.

Tim Frazier

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 3 8 2 0 2 2/3 4/5 4/4

Has started the last six games and put up 7.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 7.8 assists, and 0.8 steals in 30.2 minutes per game. He’s also contributed 1.2 threeecolas and shot 58% from the field and 43% from downtown. He’s been a top 100 player and Elfrid Payton is still a few weeks away from returning.

Nikola Mirotic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 7 0 0 1 0 2/8 5/13 0

Played 30 minutes off the bench. He had recently been sick and lost some lbs, so that explains some of the lackluster performances recently.

Blake Griffin

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
35 5 2 1 1 3 4/9 13/25 5/8

Mr. Griffin is a top 50 player. We know about the points, rebounds, and assists, but he’s contributing 2.3 threeecolas a game. Not bad. We also know about the lack of D, but the main bugaboo is the increase in turnovers from 2.8 last season to 3.7 this year.

Andre Drummond

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 19 1 1 1 4 0/1 10/23 3/6

Look at me! Look at me! I am the real AD! Take it easy. Take it easy. You were yesterday, Dre. Work on your damn free throws, though.

Reggie Jackson

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

Only played 26 minutes. Maybe Reggie misses Ish Smith. Well, Crockett would be lost without Tubbs. So would John without Ponch.

Nicholas Batum

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

When a player you drafted severely underperforms, you got Batum’d.

Kemba Walker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 6 6 4 0 2 4/11 8/20 5/5

Kemba was flirting with top 10 value earlier in the season. Since then, the threeecolas have been cut in half, the assists have ticked down, the efficiency has dropped, the usage rate declined by three, and the shot attempts have decreased by over four per game.

Tony Parker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 2 2 1 0 2 0/1 6/13 4/6

Oui, Oui! Only played 17 minutes. Is that why the Parisians are rioting?

Noah Vonleh

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

Vonleh is a low usage player on offense, yet he’s just outside the top 100 for fantasy because he contributes a little something something in every category. God trusted Noah. So can you.

Mario Hezonja

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

Started and played five minutes. I did not see any news of injury so….not so super.

Kevin Knox

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 15 0 1 0 0 4/8 10/25 2/2

Played 41 minutes. Build the fort now!!! We must protect this treasure!!!

Frank Ntilikina

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 0 1 0 0 3 4/4 7/11 0

Played 20 minutes off the bench. There’s gotta be a reason why Coach Fizdale doesn’t want to play Ntilikina, but he’s someone to monitor if he starts getting more minutes.

Derrick Favors

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

Who was hogging the ball yesterday? Even though Favors is only averaging 23 minutes per game, he’s a top 90 player for fantasy.

Joe Ingles

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

He got five on it. That’s a Jingles from the past.

Ricky Rubio

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 3 2 0 0 1 3/8 11/23 1/1

Some enjoy the spinning tops, while others desire the roller coasters. Since you’re reading this blurb, you most definitely are a roller coaster person.

Donovan Mitchell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 5 1 2 1 2 3/8 8/21 8/10

Over the last six games, Mitchell has been a top 50 player. The shooting percentage has been back above 44% from the field and….2 threeecolas and 2 steals a game!

Rudy Gay

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 15 2 1 1 3 0/1 10/16 3/4

Top 70 player for fantasy. It’s nice to see Gay balling out once again, with all the injuries that he’s suffered over the years. Back in 2014, he was a top 25 player.

DeMar DeRozan

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 6 8 2 1 0 0/1 10/23 6/6

The #22 player, despite not contributing many threeecolas. DeImpressive.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 19 6 0 1 2 1/3 8/15 2/3

G is the #11 player. Very few threeecolas, the free throw percentage is under 70%, and the turnovers per game are over four. What a scrub.

Brook Lopez

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 1 2 2 1 1 5/8 7/13 0

It feels like BroLo blows, yet he’s a top 65 player for fantasy. Blocks and threeecolas are his specialties.

Eric Bledsoe

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

No wonder they traded for George Hill.

Malcolm Brogdon

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 2 2 1 0 0 3/5 7/15 1/1

Over the past six games, Brogdon has been the #34 player. Middle schmiddle.

Serge Ibaka

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 6 4 2 2 2 4/11 9/21 0

Top 50 player, as he’s shooting fewer threeecolas, which has spiked his efficiency from 48% to 54% shooting from the field.

Kyle Lowry

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

Either Lowry has an injury or the spirit of Markelle Fultz has invaded his body. It’s not that he’s missing shots. It’s that he’s hesitant to even shoot his shot.

Fred VanVleet

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 2 2 1 0 0 5/7 7/12 0

Played 27 minutes and is averaging 24 per game for the season. Assists, steals, and threeecolas are what’s on the menu, with upside for more when he gets the occassional start. Don’t discount the Fultz body snatching scenario for Lowry. Weirder things have happened.

  1. miles proudfoot says:
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    How would you rank Saric, RHJ, Knox, Jaylen Brown, Rozier? Thank you!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Knox, Rozier, RHJ, Brown, Saric

  2. Mr. Blast says:
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    Ayyo!

    Whats up Son son ?

    Would you prefer Poeltl over any of – MRob, Bamba, BAM ?

    Or sit tight ?

    Thanks

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Mr. Blast: I still can’t trust Poeltl

      • Mr. Blast says:
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        @Son:

        Thanks Son!

        Dunn is back tonight.

        Would you start him over any of – Saric, Bamba, Tyreke ?

        Gotta bench 1 out of the 4…

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Mr. Blast: over Saric for me

  3. Ace says:
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    Hey Son,

    My team :
    Curry, Lonzo, Dinwiddie, Doncic
    KD, OPJ, Batum, Hayward, Ariza, Nance jr
    Embiid, Ibaka, Hassan

    Would you drop anyone of my team for FA ?? h2h, 9cat, 12 teams
    FA list : Knox, Prince, DSJ, Crabbe, Tyreke, Istom, Lyles

    Thanks Son

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Ace: Lyles or Knox for Batum

      • Ace says:
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        @Son: Okay Son… Which side you choose Hassan + Doncic or Giannis ??

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Ace: G

  4. howie2978 says:
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    Hey Son! How’s it going?

    In a 14-team H2H league, should I pick up Malik Beasley and ditch one of either Cedi Osman, Richaun Holmes, Nerlens Noel, and Jaylen Brown?

    My team:
    G: DMitch, Bledsoe, SGA, Hayward
    F: J. Collins, Isaac, Osman, Brown
    C: Jokic, Portis, Holmes, Noel
    IL: LeVert

    Thanks in advance!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @howie2978: Noel

  5. Wen says:
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    Hi Son, I have a tough decision to make and need your advice. If you have to drop one of the followings players, who would you drop?
    Taj Gibson, Bobby Portis, Marcus Morris

    Thanks for your help!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Wen: I think keeping Morris for sure. So it comes down to Taj and Portis for me. Taj for the floor and safety. Portis for the upside and unknown, although I do have concerns about his health and minutes.

  6. I just wanna Kawhi says:
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    Hey bud! What’s good! U still play poker?

    Last week was brutal, officially lost Harris to multiple weeks, did a 2 for 1 deal that had me playing just 11 active players out of the possible 13, and then RoCo and your son Josh were late scratches during the Saturday’s games. Jeez Still hanging onto second place with 3 games behind the top team. Hah

    So before the games even started I already used both of my moves on Lyles and Oubre Jr.. Lyles is a speculative add in 12T amarite? With Paul Millsap sidelined indefinitely. And so I chose Oubre Jr. over the nuggets guards and Josh Hart… My reasoning is that Oubre is more of a 2 week stream: 4 games this week and the next. Nuggets have 2 games in week 10 anyway, and Ingram is probably gonna be sideline just 1 week. I’m preparing more for next week cos I’ll be playing the top team so pride and bragging rights are at stake. Lol So I’ll be relying on the Wiz’s 4 games. And I don’t man, the Wiz are just too chaotic that I wanna hold onto Oubre. Maybe Wall gets traded, or OPJ. And the dude is really good looking.. LMAO

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @I just wanna Kawhi: Sup my man! I haven’t been able to play poker in a while but I enjoy playing whenever I can. You play?

      I like the Lyles scoop. I grabbed him everything myself. I’ve always liked him. Now, he’s should get the starts and plenty of run.

      In a vacuum, I like Hart more than Oubre, but the number of games and long term viability possibility make me agree with you

      • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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        @Son:

        Yea, Lyles was great last season when given enough playing time! How long do you think will the broken toe sideline Millsap?

        Yea, me and my friends still play like once a month, once every 2 months. The same set of friends I play fantasy hoops with. Hah U play home games or at the casinos? I had a poker table built that we still use since 2011. Hah Our stakes’ just small tho, blinds at 10/20(cents). Hah But u know, life happened, people started raising families, wives won’t allow their husbands to go out at night. But we still play as much as we can. We love poker as we do basketball. Used to watch High stakes poker years ago, and WSOP. But haven’t watched since… Always loved watching Dwan and Ivey. Those guys were amazing

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @I just wanna Kawhi: Just announced that Millsap out 4-6 weeks.

          Used to play home game with friends, but not so much anymore. I’ll roll to the casino and play a litte. I wish I could play more, but 2 kids makes that tough. Yeah, I always enjoyed watching the masters play. Poker is such a fun game.

  7. JC says:
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    Mirotic ankle, weight loss and Randle giving me heartburn. In second place, 12 teams, h2h. Would you trade him for:

    1. RoCo?
    2. Myles?
    3. If yes to both, preference?

    My team: Draymond, Carter Jr., Ibaka
    OPJ, Tobias, Mirotic, Barton, Fournier, Siakam
    Harden, Kemba, Bledsoe, Barea, Frazier,
    IR: G Harris

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @JC: Yes to both. Covington

  8. Max says:
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    Hey, man. Should I pickup Aminu or JV?

    • Max says:
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      @Max: Also I need one guard. I’ll drop Justin Holiday or Juancho and pick up Oubre or Wesley Matthews? Oubre should be balling if Otto out, but Wes will play against Atl and Pho. What do you think?

      • Son

        Son says:
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        @Max: I’m a Juancho guy and Oubre has been too good lately

    • Max says:
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      @Max: Or Kieff?? So many options.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Max: Depends on your team and who you would be dropping

      • Max says:
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        @Son: My squad:
        PG
        De’Aaron Fox
        Ben Simmons

        SG/SF
        Devin Booker
        Donovan Mitchell
        Bradley Beal
        Justin Holiday
        Joe Ingles

        PF
        Aaron Gordon
        Jaren Jackson Jr.
        Lauri Markannen
        Juan Hernangomez

        C
        Karl-Anthony Towns
        Jusuf Nurkic
        Myles Turner

        I am a little bit disappointed in Juancho because i thought that he should be balling tonight and replaced Turner with him in starting lineup. It doesn’t end very well. He played a lot but didn’t provide almost anything good so I am thinking of replacing him with other big, like JV with 2 more games or Kieff with 1 game more left. Also, I am thinking to drop Holiday for another wing, like Oubre or Wes. Oubre could provide some D stats, but Wes playing Atl and Pho and you know that’s juicy. Is it worth it? I am playing with league leader this week so I need to maximize my games and try to increase everything. H2H 9cat league

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Max: I’m a Juancho guy so…I’m good with the Wes or Oubre move. I’m all for maximizing games. Plus, I’ve never been a Holiday guy. He’s been balling but I think the efficiency comes down and, with the return of many Bulls players, the opportunities should decline as well.

      • Max says:
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        @Son: Justise
        Winslow is on the ww too. Maybe he is also option.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Max: I like Winslow the best

      • Max says:
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        @Son: Jaylen brown and MArcus Morris also available in WW.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Max: With the size of your league, you should probably have one or two streaming spots. There are plenty of options on the wire

          • Max says:
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            @Son: Thanks for anwers. I think about waiting until some Otto news will be available, and if he is out for a while, i will pick up Oubre. You think Winslow can sustain something like this? Because he was awful for a while. Will it be his turnaround?

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @Max: I think you want Otto to be ok and continue starting. Oubre is much better coming off the bench. As for Winslow, probably not, as the efficiency will come in and the Heat are slowly getting more healthy. But, he’s hot now and getting the minutes

              • Max says:
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                @Son: Just added Justise. Hope he won’t cool off. Already excited to own him in my team πŸ˜€ Saw that Hassan will miss another game so more room for Justise shots. Have one remaining pickup this week. For some reason, I believe that something going down this weekend after 15th. Ariza will be probably traded, because he stopped playing, o Whiteside because something shady is going on with him. If its true, then Bam all day. But my most anticipated trade would be Suns getting pg, for example, Rozier. If it will happen, it would be my fastest pick up ever πŸ˜€

                • Son

                  Son says:
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                  @Max: Ha! Good luck!

  9. jeffrey says:
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    Keeper League – 10 CAT

    Barnes or Gay?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Barnes

  10. Willie says:
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    Hi Son,
    On 9 cat league, which side would you prefer on this trade?
    Ayton, Gay or OPJ, Reddick

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Ayton/Gay

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