Back in 2008, iHeartRadio and SiriusXM changed the landscape of radio. Listeners could customize their listening experience, had access to out-of-market stations, and were given a cornucopia of options (podcasts, news, sports, and channels for specific genres). Options equal versatility which enhances a product. That concept isn’t just for the radio world, though, as it has become the defining characteristic of the modern day, positionless basketball that has taken root. Last night, Josh Hart was a perfect example:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 12 6 5 0 2 1/5 5/13 3/3

Hart played a team-high 44 minutes. At 6′ 5″ and 215 pounds, Hart can play the 1, 2, or 3. He’s strong enough to handle himself down on the block, but possesses the agility to guard on the perimeter. He does get burned from time to time, but more often than not plays sound fundamental defense. Hart can shoot from beyond the arc or finish strong at the rim. He’s a willing passer and is able to rack up steals. Now, since LeBron James went down with an injury, Hart has been given an opportunity and has not disappointed. He’s been a top 50 player and has averaged 34.6 minutes, 12.4 points, 1.8 threeecolas, 6.8 boards, 2.1 dimes, 2.1 steals, and 0.6 blocks. The only bugaboo has been the 38% shooting from the field. When LeBron does return, Hart will likely shift back to the bench and lose 7-9 minutes of run per game. With that said, because of his versatility, he will still contribute across the board and provide top 125-ish numbers.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

 

LaMarcus Aldridge

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 6 2 0 1 4 0 9/12 7/8

Over the past seven games, Aldridge has been the #11 player. LMA with the O!!!

Jakob Poeltl

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

Got the start with Rudy Gay out (sprained wrist) and played 27 minutes. Who was the idiot that expected a breakout for Poeltl? What a moron. Over the past eight games, Poeltl is 4-for-16 from the charity stripe. I still don’t get how professional ballers can’t make free throws. Go to the pier or Disneyland and practice on those carnival games. With how much those games cost and how rigged the rims are, improvement is bound to happen. Not so humble brag, I took the kids to Legoland last week and drained not one…but two shots for the big teddys!!! Holla!

DeMar DeRozan

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 7 9 2 2 2 0 12/21 2/2

Who’s the idiot that faded DeRozan this offseason? Geez, what a loser. DeRozan is averaging 6.2 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game, both career-highs. Pop for President.

Blake Griffin

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
34 2 8 0 0 3 2/5 13/21 6/6

_lake Griffin has been a top 15 player over the past seven games, but…..Yo, B. Where’s the D?

Andre Drummond

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 14 2 3 1 5 0 9/14 1/3

Dre leads the league in rebounds at 15 per game. He also provides 1.6 steals and 1.8 blocks. So juicy, but no threeecolas, dimes, and the free throw shooting sucks. Please refer to the Poeltl blurb.

Reggie Bullock

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 4 2 0 0 1 3/12 5/16 0

Averaging 6 threeecola attempts per game, which is tied for 23rd in the league. Bullock also has three games with over 10 attempts.

Jaren Jackson Jr.

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

Played 22 minutes because of foul trouble. Shocker. JJJ leads the league in personal fouls with 3.8 per game.

Mike Conley

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 2 10 2 0 4 4/6 5/11 8/10

Only the sixth time this season that Conley has dished out at least 10 dimes in a game. After the debacle against DET when he bageled, Conley has scored 31, 21, and 22 points.

JaMychal Green

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 5 0 0 0 1 2/4 6/10 2/3

Played 25 minutes off the bench. Green won’t play more than 25 minutes, but he does provide points and rebounds. If you’re into those sort of things.

Anthony Davis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
36 13 3 2 3 2 0/1 14/20 8/12

We are all witnesses.

Jahlil Okafor

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

Played 24 minutes off the bench. What did I just witness? Oh, Pelicans walloped the Grizzles, 114-95.

Rudy Gobert

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 15 3 2 1 2 0 4/8 6/10

Played 39 minutes. Oui oui! Top 25 player. We know about the blocks and boards, but did you know the field goal percentage (65%) is higher than the free throw percentage (63%)? Also, he’s dishing out 2 dimes a game, a career-high. He has never averaged more than 1.5 in any season.

Donovan Mitchell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 3 1 1 0 7 6/12 8/24 4/4

Played a team-high 40 minutes. The poor shooting efficiency with slight downticks in threeecolas, boards, and dimes have produced a top 100 season for Mitchell, instead of the top 55 one he finished as last season.

Jae Crowder

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 5 3 0 0 0 2/9 3/11 4/5

Played 29 minutes off the bench. Points, threeecolas, and rebounds are what Crowder provides, but like Mitchell, the efficiency stinks. What’s up with the water in Utah?

Ricky Rubio

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

Only played five minutes due to a hamstring injury. MRI on Tuesday.

Raul Neto

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 6 5 0 0 2 2/3 4/8 0

Played 29 minutes. Neto soaked up the backup point guard minutes and Dante Exum is expected to be out for a couple of weeks (sprained ankle). So could Rubio. Do with that information what you will.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 10 2 1 2 1 0/4 13/30 4/6

G has attempted 4 and 5 threeecolas in each of the last two games. That doesn’t sound like much, but he was usually around 1-2 attempts per game. If he gets that part of his game going…..Would the universe fold into itself? Imagine if he learns the Harden step back? O. M…….G!!!!

Brook Lopez

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 8 1 0 3 1 3/4 5/6 2/2

The only way to neuter the Steiffel Tower is to attack with long-range artillery. Lopez is averaging 2.6 threeecolas per game. Since he started launching from beyond the arc two years ago, he’s averaged 1.5 and 1.8 per game.

Malcolm Brogdon

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 5 5 0 0 1 1/1 8/14 4/4

Top 40 player over the past seven games. Budenholzer for VP! Hey, we already got Pop for President.

Nikola Jokic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 13 4 2 1 8 1/1 11/20 1/1

The last four games, Jokic has averaged 27 points, 2 threeecolas, 13 boards, 7.8 dimes, 1.8 steals, and 1.5 blocks! The usage rate has been 35! The turnovers have been elevated at 5 per game though. A great characteristic if he was a pastry chef. Anyways, so ridiculous. It’s a Jokic.

Gary Harris 

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 4 2 0 0 0 2/5 4/11 4/4

Got the start and played 27 minutes.

Paul Millsap

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

Got the start and played 22 minutes.

It’s only a matter of time before both start balling again.

Monte Morris

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 3 5 2 0 0 1/3 9/13 2/2

Played 24 minutes. Even with the return of Harris, Morris should continue having a substantial role. He’s earned it.

Malik Beasley

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 3 1 1 0 0 2/7 6/11 0

Ditto. Played 26 minutes.

It looks like Juan Hernangomez (2o minutes) and Miles Plumlee (15 minutes) will be most affected by the return of Millsap and Harris. Something to monitor as more games are played.

P. J. Tucker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 0 1 4 2 1 7/11 7/11 0

First time scoring 20 points and second game attempting more than 10 threeecolas. Tucker plays a shit ton of minutes and does provide the D. The Nuggets doubled and trapped James Harden, forcing him to pass and making the others beat them. The plan failed, as the Rockets won 125-113, but it’s a strategy that more teams could employ.

James Harden

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
32 5 14 1 1 6 6/15 7/18 12/15

We are not worthy.

Not James Worthy, but Big Game James works for both.

Gerald Green

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 5 0 0 0 1 6/10 6/10 3/3

Played 28 minutes and is the main guy off the bench. Need threeecolas? Green has gone 6-for-10, 6-for-10, 6-for-13, and 6-for-11 from downtown in the last four games.

Rodions Kurucs

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 1 1 0 0 1 5/8 8/15 3/3

Played 28 minutes. The playing time had been decreasing, but Joe Harris and DeMarre Carroll were both out last night.

Shabazz Napier

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 5 6 1 2 5 2/9 4/12 0

Got the start and played 33 minutes. ‘Twas a spot start due to all the injuries. With that said, Napier ain’t shy when he’s on the court and scored 32 points just five games ago.

Kenneth Faried

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 12 1 1 1 1 1/4 5/10 2/2

The Manimal’s alive!!! I forgot he was still in the league tbh.

The Celtics defeated the Nets 116-95. Eight players scored in double figures, but no player reached 20 points. Kyrie Irving led the team with 17. No player received 30 minutes of run, but eight players got at least 20 minutes.

Noah Vonleh

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 14 2 0 0 1 3/5 5/13 3/4

Top 25 player over the past five games. Pascal Siakam is the likely front runner for Most Improved Player, but Vonleh should be right there in the mix.

Emmanuel Mudiay

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 2 8 3 0 0 0/1 7/17 3/3

Played 35 minutes. Fizdale’s boy doesn’t excel in any category, but does contribute a little something something in each. The main issue is the shooting efficiency, as he often plummets into the 30% range. Maybe he’s a little too Muiday?

Enes Kanter

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 14 2 0 0 3 0 8/12 2/5

Played 29 minutes off the bench, while Luke Kornet got the start and only played 19 minutes. When he plays, Kanter dub-dubs. You just never know when Fizdale decides to only give him 14 minutes of run.

Mario Hezonja

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 7 1 3 0 2 0/2 5/10 4/4

Played 31 minutes off the bench. The last time Super Mario received 20 minutes of run in a game was back on December 8, 2018.

Damian Lillard and C. J. McCollum both scored 17 points. Jusuf Nurkic led the Blazers with 20 points. All five members of the bench played exactly 22 minutes. Did someone forget to turn off auto subs?

Jonathan Isaac

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

Nikola Vucevic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 13 3 1 1 1 1/2 7/14 3/4

Only played 25 minutes, as the Magic got spanked, 95-111 in Sacramento. Anyone still not buying Vuc as a top 10 player?

Terrence Ross

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 1 2 2 0 1 5/10 7/12 1/1

It’s an experience at Ross. You usually get what you pay for, but get pleasantly surprised from time to time.

De’Aaron Fox

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 3 2 5 0 1 0/4 9/14 2/3

Top 50 player. 17.9 points, 1.1 threeecolas, 3.5 boards, 7.4 dimes, 1.8 steals, and 0.5 blocks.

Marvin Bagley

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

Played 20 minutes off the bench, while Nemanja Bjelica got the start and played 22 minutes. The Nemanja was good while it lasted, but now it’s time to puff, puff, pass. With that said, he will still get some run, which will cap any kind of ceiling for Bagley.

Bogdan Bogdanovic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 8 7 1 0 2 3/8 6/15 0

Got the start because Iman Shumpert was out (finger) and played 32 minutes. I’m a big BogBog guy and think he has top 50 upside if he gets the run. More than likely, he’ll be a top 100 guy, but there’s ceiling that can be accessed.

Kyle Kuzma

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 5 3 0 0 2 2/10 4/20 3/5

Returned from injury and played 37 minutes. Key words being, “Returned from injury.”

JaVale McGee

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 10 0 0 0 3 0 4/7 0/1

Continues to start and played 23 minutes. Ivica Zubac played 4 minutes while Tyson Chandler played 19 minutes.

Lonzo Ball

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 7 5 2 0 2 4/8 8/15 1/4

A nice bounce back game after his debacle against the Timberwolves. Ball can do it all. He’s just inconsistent from a mental, physical, and emotion level. He’s still only 21 years old.

Brandon Ingram

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
29 3 6 2 0 2 0 12/21 5/7

Copy and paste from the Ball blurb. He was so aggressive last night taking the ball to the rack. With his length, developing strength, and agility, Ingram is tough to defend when he gets into the paint. With that said, he needs to work on the J and the free throw shooting. The pendulum has swung so far in each direction: Ingram is so good that he can be traded for Anthony Davis to Ingram is a bust. He’s still only 21 years old.

Luka Doncic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 8 2 1 1 1 2/6 10/23 5/7

Luka is 19 years old. Everything I just said about Ball and Ingram…..

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DeAndre Jordan

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 19 0 2 3 5 0 2/3 6/8

Still shooting over 70% from the line for the season and the blocks have returned lately. Top 60-70 player for fantasy.

  1. Mr. Blast says:
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    AyyyyyyyyyyyO!

    Pulled that trade! My Payton for his Bog-Bog.. And I couldn’t be happier.

    My needs were 3PTM & PTS. (Got Payton off the wire a week ago!)

    New look squad – 12 team – 15 man rosters

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

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Mr. Blast: Ayyyyyyyo! Me likey

      • Mr. Blast says:
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        @Son:

        Thanks Son!

        Huerter was just dropped..

        Am I moving on that ? – Saric, Taj, Osman, & Bamba are expendable, kinda, sorta, but not really.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Mr. Blast: I’d rather have Huerter than Osman

          • Mr. Blast says:
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            @Son:

            Cool, yea. Gonna look it over & put a claim in for him.

            I like the kid.

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @Mr. Blast: Likewise

  2. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey SON!

    In a small league with a deep player pool are you going Derrick White over Gary Harris right now?

    Thanks, Homie!

  3. Tim says:
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    Hey Son,

    I’m in a 14-team dynasty league and I’m sure I’m overthinking this, but I wanted to get your input on Jabari Parker. Should I cut him right now? Potential waiver wire adds I am looking at are Tyreke Evans, Derrick Jones Jr., Danuel House Jr., Josh Okogie, etc. As you can see there isn’t much out there.

    I have one of the top rosters in the league, but I don’t mind holding onto Parker if he still has value, I’m just worried I’m wasting my time waiting on him.

    Thanks for all of the hard work!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Think Parker needs a trade. Out of the players you mentioned, I’m most interested in Derrick Jones Jr., but there’s uncertainty and risk there as well. If you believe in Parker, hold onto him until the trade deadline. If you don’t, then swap him out for DJJ.

  4. Jose Baloncesto says:
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    I’m thinking whether I should add Derrick White. I could keep him next year at an 11th round price. To add him though, I’d have to drop someone and I don’t know who’s the best drop. Lamb has been a solid but unspectacular mid-round guy but continues to be day to day. Bojan’s percentages are great but he’s underwhelming in counting stats. Grant and Harrell give some blocks and steals, though Harrell is better than Grant at blocking, but awful at FTs (ironically, I tend to win that category anyway). Is there a drop you’d make for White?

    12-team, h2h, 9-cat, keeper league
    Team: CP3 (inj), Conley, J-Rich, Lamb (Q), Bojan, Leonard, Gallo, J.Grant, Harrell, Horford, Randle

    Potential Keepers and price (up to 3 keepers for up to 3 seasons each, total):

    J-Rich, Lamb, Bojan, J.Grant, Harrell – 11th round or higher (if I keep more than one of these guys one would be my 11th round pick and the other my 10th round pick. If I keep three, then one is my 9th round pick and so forth).

    Randle – 7th round.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Tough one because White is playing so well, but the shooting efficiency is unsustainable. In addition, he probably won’t be the starter next season, as Dejounte Murray should be ready to go. I lean towards staying put

  5. vuccimane says:
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    Hey Son!

    Who is my most droppable in a 9 cat h2h?

    Harrison Barnes, Joe Harris, Thomas Bryant, Derrick White

    Thank you!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Harris for me

  6. I just wanna Kawhi says:
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    Gary Harris has been fcuking useless. Never showed life before getting injured > gets injured, missed almost an entire month > came back and played a few games > gets injured once again. What a stupid fcku. Can’t believe I invested a mid round pick on that a-hole.

    • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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      @I just wanna Kawhi: had Cov not get injured I wouldn’t have to activate Harris. What a piece of shit that Harris dude is

      • Son

        Son says:
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        @I just wanna Kawhi: Ha! I feel for you man, but I do enjoy the tilting sessions. I’m a terrible person

      • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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        @Son: I placed him under the “never draft early” files together with cp3, Kevin Love and John Wall. Lol For me everybody is worth drafting for, heck, I’d take wall if he’s available in the 5th round! Lol

  7. bigd says:
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    Son! Happy New Year.

    I want to tighten up my FG% and improve my team. With Issac I’m sorta worried about losing out on some stocks but he’s been tough to own. I’m punting assists. Rate these two moves for me……

    Drop SGA, pick up Smart……

    Drop Jonathan Issac, pick up 1 of PJ Tucker/Kevon Looney

    peace brudda

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @bigd: Merry New Year!

      Well, if you’re trying to improve FG%, it’s not Smart. Ha! The universe is awesome

      I’d probably pick up Tucker for Isaac

  8. Future is bright says:
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    Would you trade lonzo ball plus bazemore or prince for jaren jackson?

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