Remember those times when that girl or guy would call or text and mention that the parents were gone? Ooohhh, how I miss those times? I would get so excited. Well, the last two games in Houston, Chris Paul has been a good neighbor and notified the team that he’s out. Oooohhhh, that means it’s James Harden‘s time to get us Harden excited. On the season, Harden is leading the league with a 36.5 usage rate, but when Paul is off the court, that number spikes to 45.8!!! On Saturday, Harden scored 40 points and dished out 13 dimes. Last night….
A fifty burger with 13 assists and 11 turnovers. That’s truly messing around. Anyways, even with the 5.8 turnovers per game (which leads the league by over 1 per game), Harden is still the #4 player in fantasy. If that doesn’t get you Harden excited, then you’ve got issues I don’t want to subscribe to. Beep. Boop. Bop. The Stocktonator was Harden excited, as it had him as the #1 player last night. Now that’s something you can subscribe to.
Here’s what else I saw last night:
The Lord delivered his finest performance of the season last night. Since arriving in Minnesota, he has been the 16th player in fantasy. Now, we know the Lord has some vomit-inducing performances, like the 1-for-18 shooting night against Chicago, but he usually giveth more than he taketh. It’s all a matter of persepctive, though, because he’s been a straight criminal over the past seven games, amassing 21 steals (3 per game).
Back-to-back double dubs for KAT, which used to be automatic (led the league last year with 68 in 82 games). Now has 11 in 21 games. Meow.
It’s nice to see Wiggins not jacking up 20 shots per game and actually contributing in the peripheral categories. Maybe there’s hope after all…
Naw, who am I kidding? Over the past seven games, he’s outside of the top 200.
Larry Nance Jr.
Got the start and played a season-high 38 minutes. Just play him Cavs! It’s really not that difficult. Easy as getting a Quicken loans.
It’s so Osman that he continues to tank the percentages.
Ok, this is getting ridiculous now. Over the past seven games, Thompson is a top 80 player. For perspective, he ended 308, 136, 127, and 173 the past four years. The only logical explanation I can think of is that he and Khloe Kardashian experienced a Big moment. Think about it. She’s dated James Harden, Lamar Odom, and Rashad McCants. She must’ve gotten skills through osmosis. The process always worked for me in college. Anyways, you have a better suggestion? I’m all ears.
Continues to start and played 35 minutes. Over the last five games, he’s averaging over 32 minutes per game. Unfortunately, he’s scored 20, 9, 25, 9, and 12 games over that span. He’s about as safe as driving through the Hood at 2am on any night really.
Played 22 minutes and committed 2 personal fouls. Ahhhhhhhhh! Deuces were wild!
Third double-dub of the season. Morris is pretty much a boards and threeecolas player. Cool, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Tatum has failed to score double digits only three times on the season. It’s Channing’s fault.
Love and marriage. There are good times. There are bad times, but at the end of it all, there’s usually happiness. Same goes for Al in fantasy. Just enjoy what you get at the end of the season.
Over the past eight games, Kyrie is the #9 player in fantasy. If he says the world is flat, the world is flat.
Got the start because Jaylen Brown was out and played a team-high 40 minutes. The Celtics went into New Orleans and were victorious, 124-107. A Smart move by Coach Stevens.
Came off the bench and played 23 minutes. It looked like for a bit that the Celtics were ready to ramp Hayward up, but it was not meant to be. He has nice hair, so there’s that.
Top 20 player for fantasy.
Yawn. That is a stat line for mere mortals. I’ll tip my hat when he puts up 30 points, 20 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 steals, and 10 blocks.
The answer is no.
LMA! It was the Bulls, but still. No laughing matter. Nothing but respect. Beep. Boop. Bop. The Stocktonator had nothing but respect when it ranked Aldridge yesterday. It is a kind, yet smart computer.
Forbes is not getting anyone rich, but he’s been starting, getting close to 29 minutes per game, and chucking up over 10 shot per. If you need threeecolas and a smattering of dimes, then Forbes is your man. If you’re trying to get rich quick? Move on.
O….M….G….Played 18 minutes and received 15 and 14 minutes the prior two games. In American Pie, Jim prematurely ejaculated twice with Nadia. I’d be Jim if Poeltl becomes a thing.
Over the past seven games, Parker is the #61 player for fantasy. Points, threeecolas, rebounds, dimes, and steals. The turnovers are a bit high, but the usage rate is a healthy 25. I wonder which one of Peter’s spiders bit him.
I was fronting on Justin all season, but I forgot that every Holiday be working. He’s a top 30 player right now. 13 points, 3.2 threeecolas, 4.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 1 turnover per game. Father, forgive me for I have sinned.
A season high in points and shot attempts. Arcidiacono is a decent player, but this is more an indictment against the Spurs defense.
#Brent #AllStar. Father, forgive me for I have sinned yet again.
Played 43 minutes. Tucker up! PJ is the Dickies for fantasy. Not sexy, but work-related.
An impressive performance, considering he sat with three fouls early in the second quarter. Over the last seven games, he’s been the #4 player!!!
Chris Paul sat again, so Gordon got another start and played 43 minutes. It looks like Gordon is finally out of his slump, as he’s gone 12-for-23 and 8-for-16 with 13 threeecolas in the past two games.
House was called up from the G League and played 28 minutes. He soaked up the Gerald Green minutes, so as long as he’s out, the 6′ 7″ 207 pound House could get plenty of run.
Got the start at center with Dwight Howard out, but only played 12 minutes. I like Bryant, as he’s an agile big man who hustles and can produce over a fantasy point per minute, but he just doesn’t get many minutes.
Kelly Oubre Jr.
Got the start but only played 20 minutes. Oubre has started the past four games and hasn’t done much with the opportunity. He’s shooting 36% and is the 177th player over that span.
Remember all those “We don’t need no stinking Wall” chants reverberating throughout the streets of DC? Well, they have dissipated. We are a fickle species.
Played a whopping 50 minutes in an overtime game. The BB gun was on point, as the long-range calibration issues were resolved.
Played 41 minutes. Has been playing more small-ball 5 this season. Over the past four games, Morris is the #28 player for fantasy.
Only played 25 minutes, as the Pacers destroyed the Jazz, 121-88. Myles has been disappointing for fantasy, as he’s a top 100 player, but he is fourth in blocks at 2.61. In addition, the Pacers are 27th in pace….Ha! The things that amuse me. As I’ve written in other blurbs, I am walking the entire 500 Myles.
Played 23 minutes. Top 60 player for fantasy. 14.4 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 3.3 assists while shooting 68% from the field and 72% from the line. Damnantas!
Played 23 minutes. The answer is no.
Returned to the starting lineup and played 24 minutes. Whether he starts or comes off the bench, his role is entrenched at 24 minutes per game.
Both Victor Oladipo and Donovan Mitchell missed last night’s game. Only three Jazz players scored in double figures (Favors, Ingles, and Gobert). As a team, Utah scored 88 points….at home. No blurbs for you!!!
I really don’t know what to do with Batum. He’s the #115 player on the season, but has been barely top 200 the past seven games. The shot attempts are down by three from last season and he hasn’t been contributing the D. Not surprising that Kemba Walker’s shot attempts have increased by three from last season. The decrease in usage has been calamitous for Batum’s fantasy prospects and I don’t see that changing unless Kemba gets injured or is traded.
Lamb is a baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad, baaaaaaaaaaaaaad man for fantasy. Top 50 player and top 30 over the past seven games.
Returned after missing two games and played 21 minutes. Cheap assists and shot volume. Oui oui.
Played 21 minutes. As long as Lamb is a baaaaaaaaaad man, Monk will be capped. In addition, Monk doesn’t contribute much outside of points and threeecolas anyways.
Played 22 minutes but left the game due to lower back tightness.
Played 30 minutes and should see an increase in playing time if Gordon is out for an extended period of time.
Played 28 minutes. It seems like I write him up every night. That should tell you something.
Scroll up five clicks on your mouse and press the play button. As with Harden when Paul is out, KD also sees a massive usage bump (5.2) when Steph Curry is out.
Klay sees a 4.7 bump with no Curry.
No other Warriors player scored more than eight points, yet they won 116-110 over the Magic. Poof.
Aaaaalllmmmoost messed around. Who gets the first quintuple-dub? G or AD?
This Malcolm is definitely in the middle. Super-high floor, but limited ceiling. The pooridge is juuuuuuust right.
Do you think Markieff’s stats are sustainable? 15-20pts/game with threecolas and rebounds?
I lean no, but there’s a lot of uncertainty regarding Morris. I’ve been reading that he’s the likely one to get traded.
thanks as always!
@Lance Dance Revolution: Anytime
Lamb or Hield?
HAha love when you write, to answer your question …no.
Need to make room fro an injured player to return and am really stuck. Saric, Kuzma, Ariza, or MRob. My mind says MRob but my heart says…
Kuzma for me
After more thought, I think I’d drop Saric
Hey man, nice post. I was wondering if it is a good time to add bam adebayo to roster? Need a big and ww options are JV, WCS and Bam. Is it posibble for him to sustain last two games stats? Or go safe and add JV or wcs. If yes, which one?
I still think Hassan is the guy in Miami, but he’s a little banged up and Spoelstra could give Bam more minutes. The upside is there for sure, but the floor is low. If you need floor, then JV. If you can afford to take on risk for upside, then Bam is the choice
@Son: Why jv over wcs?
@Son My team sucks at ft% so if we dont look at this stat isnt wcs better than jv?
It’s close. Over the past 7 games, WCS has played 6 more minutes a game, yet JV has scored more points and grabbed more boards. WCS has the slight edge in dimes and steals but the fg% is heavily in JVs favor. Sacramento plays at a fast pace, so I don’t hate going the WCS route. I just prefer JV. Per minute, he’s very good
Per minute, he’s more effective and he won’t tank your free throw percentage
Whattup Son. Thanks for the highlights as always.
I think i could maybe pry Jrue away from his owner for my Fox and Siakam. Siakam has been a damn great wire find and Mr. Fox is Fantastic, but is also killing my FT%. I guess Jrue’s would too though. What do you think, would i be giving up too much value?
BogBog (the stash has turned to cash!)
Barton (come back already!)
Hart (still hannnngin on)
Lin (just streamin…probably)
Burke (just streamin)
IL: Boogie (all i want for xmas)
Plug it into the Trade Analyzer. Will give you a nice snap shot.
I’m good with the trade
I punched it in the trade analyzer just for the hell of it & you’re giving a bit too much.
Getting the best player in the trade by far.
But I would ask they include another lower level big man.
I love Embiid, but I wouldn’t be happy with just him & Brolo manning you front court.
& Siakam has been down low REALLY good.
Hope that helps.
@Mr. Blast: AYO! This is what brothers do for each other.
No, take Jrue everyday day of the week. They are not factoring in the plug in player for the two fer one. Almost always better to consolidate around better players. Adding somewhere between $16-24 for the plugger puts this easily on Jrue’s side. Oy, as Grey would say.