Juan is twenty THREE years old. This is year THREE in the NBA for Juan. Entering last night’s game, Juan had made an average of two point THREE shots and one point THREE THREE-pointers. Juan had attempted THREE minus zero point one THREE-pointers. Last night was start number THREE for Juan. Well, Juan is the lede so he must have done something good.
THREE more points and Juan would have set a new career-high! Before I get internet tomatoes thrown at my internet head, I focus on THREE because the boy can shoot from beyond the arc. He’s a career 38% shooter from downtown, but that mark should be higher because it’s tainted by a 28% mark in a 25 game sample last season. Juan is starting, getting minutes, and should continue providing THREEs and rebounds. When Will Barton returns, Juan will likely return to the bench, but that won’t be for at least a couple more weeks. Ready? Juan, two, THREEE!!!
Here’s what else I saw last night:
Houston. We have a pro….Abort. Abort. Golden State. We have a problem. The Warriors got spanked 86-107 in Houston.
Well, at least Green got….
Only played 30 minutes due to the blowout.
Got the surprise start over Quinn Cook and played 23 minutes. Stop rubbernecking. Nothing to see here, as Kerr wanted to counter the switching-based offense of the Rockets.
James Ennis III
Played 33 minutes after playing 34 the prior game. Ennis Hands is the prototypical 3 & D player.
Nothing to get Harden excited about, unless you get a cookie for having the worst field goal percentage.
C Paul shoot. C Paul rebound. C Paul pass. C Paul steal.
Played 28 minutes. No Melo means more minutes for Clark. His offensive game primarily consists of corner threeecolas, but he grabs rebounds and contributes the D.
The Hawks got pasted, 93-138. Usually, that’s a NO BLURBS FOR YOU!!!, but that could be a regular occurence for the Hawks so it’s something we need to delve into.
Had two rough games coming into last night, but Spellman bounced back in a big way. The 15 shot attempts and three steals were season-highs. In addition, that was the third game he grabbed 10 boards. It will be interesting to see how the Hawks handle the return of John Collins to the rotation. Will he adversely affect Spellman or Alex Len?
Got the start because Taurean Prince could not play and received 16 minutes. I love the physical tools and effort, but he’s still inconsistent on the offensive end.
Was questionable to play due to an ankle injury, but received the start and only played 13 minutes. As mentioned in the Spellman blurb, who does Collins affect the most?
No uno, dos, Trae last night. It was all about the Juan, two, THREE. In the past two games, Trae has shot 2-for-11 and 2-for-12 from the field for 6 and 4 points respectively. Prior to that, he had scored in double figures 13 straight games. I still believe. He’s still Young.
Played 25 minutes and….
…Linsane! Lin has been averaging around 20 minutes per game with upside for blowout run, which the Hawks should provide plenty of. He can still score and provide assists, and steals.
The minutes have been all over the place for the Red Mamba, but he has received at least 28 minutes four times in the past six games he’s played. Not a stat sheet stuffer, Red Mamba will grab some boards and get his 211 on. I’d imagine the depth chart clears up down the road to get him in the lineup on a consistent basis.
Small sample size alert, but over the past four games, Millsap has been the 35th player according to Basketball Monster.
The Hawks are a Jokic.
That pass, though! A freaking Jokic!
Got the start and played 29 minutes. The start was because Jamal Murray violated a team rule, so nothing to see here on that front. What we do need to focus on is that Morris has been playing close to 28 minutes per game over the past week or so and has played minutes alongside Murray, rather than just being his backup. He’s been averaging 11.8 points, 3.3 boards, 5 dimes, and 1.3 threeecolas over the past four games. What has most endeared him to Coach Malone is the 8.0 assist-to-turnover ratio, which is #1 in the NBA by a signficant margin.
It was also a uno, dos, Trey day. Just not a uno, dos, Trae one. Lyles played 27 minutes, mostly due to blowout. I’m a fan of Trey, as he can contribute points, boards, dimes, steals, and of course Treys. He just doesn’t get enough minutes per game.
Played 23 minutes. As referenced above, Murray did not start due to a team violation, but should return to the starting lineup for the next game.
You know the drill by now. LMAO!!! According to BM, he’s the 111th player. LMAO!!!
I played ball in Chinatown last night (not really) and everyone kept saying, “Derrick is not White. He’s wrong.” Or were they saying Wong?
Played 41 minutes. He had been in a little slump, but DeRozan is still the 17th player according to BM.
Played 25 minutes. He has been dealing with a heel issue, which sucks, because he was balling the F out to start the season.
Played 33 minutes. When Derrick is wrong, then Pop calls upon the General. The Chinese guys I was playing basketball with (not really) asked if that was General Tso.
A rooster crows to signify the beginning of the day. This Rooster will crow when he’s writhing in pain from an injury. I prefer to hear the first rooster.
Pssst, what date does the office pool have?
Played a team-high 39 minutes. Is the Logo going to back up the Brinks truck for Tobias?
He’s a rookie. There will be ups and downs.
Just play him!
Played 28 minutes and led the team in scoring and shot attempts. Sweet Lou indeed!
Hi, I am in H2H 9cat league. My team:
Jaren Jackson Jr.
I have a lot of doubts on SGA, Turner, and Simmons. Should I try to trade Simmons, because I do not know how he is going to fit with Butler but it doesn’t look good. Also, should I finally drop Turner and SGA or still hold on them? What is your opinion on them? in free agents, I can find http://prntscr.com/lj25b9 and http://prntscr.com/lj25p1.
I haven’t been a big Simmons guy, so I’m good if you moved him. Probably a bad time to trade him though but I’d send out the scouts to perform price discovery.
I like SGA but he’s a rook. There will be ups and downs.
I’d pick up Lopez and reluctantly drop Myles
@Son: You think there is no way Turner will step up in the near future? And Lopez is not very consistent, but I thought about it a while ago.
@Doubtful: I feel you. I’ve been walking 500 Myles with Turner so, Im not dismissing him, but Lopez has been a significantly better player.
@Son: Yeah, thats so true. One more: you think SGA has better upside then payton, DSJ and Reggie Jackson? Those guys are in FA list.
@Doubtful: I do, but the road could be bumpy
@Son: you da best! Thanks for answering 😉
Great write up Son, best way to start my morning!
I’m currently 9th in a 14 team H2H league with extra 2 cats being PFs and DDs. My best cats are Rebounds, Steals, Assists and my worst cats are 3P, FT% and TO.
Current team is Bledsoe, Murray, White, Williams, Ross, Prince, Tucker, Siakam, Nance, Jokic, Drummond, Adams (Levert is in my IR spot)
I was thinking of dropping Tucker and/or Ross this week since theres a few names I was eyeing on the waiver wire for next week, what’s your rankings for these guys?
Isaac, Markieff Morris, Ellington, Crabbe, Bullock, Muscala, Chandler, Ennis, Temple, Mack
Also I’m thinking of packaging my Drummond/Bledsoe and trying to get 2 of Oladipo/Gordon/Lavine/RichardSON – do you think this would work out for me?
Thanks in advance!
I’d rather have Tucker and Ross.
I’d be good with Dipo and Gordon.
Best Stream for 2 games Sat/Sun: Augustin, Josh Hart, or Kevon Looney
Thanks in advance
DJ and Hart
Awesome read as usual Son! You are the man making it happen.
Our fearless fantasy basketball leader!
Dumped Cook this morning & grabbed Knox.
My trade will process tomorrow. Giving Ayton/Prince for Gobert/Lonzo
Let me know what you think about the new look squad –
Thinking I will need to let go of one of either Taj/Len or possibly Robinson, in order to make up for some of Prince’s scoring & wing stats. Plus I just lost Levert…
The wire is pretty dry – Tyreke, Tyler Johnson, Oubre, Crabbe, J. Green, Beverly, KCP
See any balance issues, or moves to make ? 12 team, 15 man rosters, no I.R, 13 cats
3 cats are for boards which make bigs more valuable.
Forgot to add Knox to that team there ^^
Ha! Appreciate the kind words.
You got the big man stats on lock down.
Weakest cats are ft%, 3pt, and assists
I’d scoop up Beverley
For Len or Taj ?
@Mr. Blast: Len
Hey Son! Hope you have a nice weekend coming up ahead of you!
I need to make room for Collins coming back. Tried two for ones but trades in this league are real hard. 10 teamer. I guess my worst players are Kuzma, Saric, Ariza and MRob. I was punting blocks but MRob has kind of turned this a round for at the moment and I’m optimistic with Collins coming on.
Any of those drops for Collins? Thank you!
Hey miles! Hope the same for you.
Ariza would be the guy for me
Alternatively I’ll send the scouts out and see if I could pull one of Ingles, WCJ, JJJ, MTurner for two of Saric, Ariza and Kuzma although I may be swinging too high and overvaluing my own players. There’s got to be a diagnostic condition in the DSM for that…
Ha! The diagnostic condition is called being normal. We all do it. That’s we have scouts. To send out and perform price discovery
What do you think of taking James Ennis III and dropping Wes Matthews for 12-team 9cat?
Rather have Wes
@Son: Worried about him re-aggravating his Hamstring. Thanks for reply!
Yeah, a legitimate concern. I don’t hate the move but would rather wait until after reaggravation.
My fault Trizzy. I missed that Wes did reaggravate the hammy on Wednesday. Do what you gotta do
I dropped him and picked up Ennis. Saw he is doubtful on Sat. Ill let Ennis ride and see how it goes. Now without Carmelo it should be interesting.
Thanks always for the advice sir.
I have this team now:
INJs: James Johnson and Lauri Markannen
Can I have your thoughts for a possible trade I can make? Like who to target? I am weak on that department. Then, what can you say about Fultz. Is he a candidate for a drop/add?
@Jake: Squad is average across the board. Weakest cat is blocks and turnovers. As for possible trades and targets, that’s all dependent on league context. Send out the scouts. You can drop Fultz
Hey Son, would you drop McGruder or Monte Morris for Muscala in a 12 team 9 cat? Punting assists, just picked up Morris yesterday after seeing the news about him starting, so I was a little disappointed to learn it was only for the night. Thanks and have a good weekend!
I’d hold onto McGruder for now. Morris can go, especially since you’re punting assists. Taking a chance on Muscala works
Ennis III or Danny Green?
I thought Ennis was the choice here given the decline of Green’s minutes and the departure of melo. Thanks Son.
@Lance Dance Revolution: I don’t have a problem going with Ennis (it’s close), but just feel Green does more per minute.
@Son: Whattup Son. I saw on your last write up you made a comment about believing in Ingram. Is that for fantasy this year or just as a real life Laker fan? Is a guy you would try to buy low on with a disposable piece like, say, Danny Green?
@Court Vision: Whattup CV.
I do believe in Ingram, but more for the long term. Fantasy and real life. I’d probably prefer Green right now
Nice post as always.. May I ask who your best Buy Low/Sell High candidates now? thanks
Buy lows – Devin Booker, Otto Porter, Mike Conley, Draymond Green, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Eric Gordon
Sell highs – TJ Warren, Justin Holiday, Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine, Nemanja Bjelica, Jeremy Lamb, Derrick Rose, and Terrence Ross.
Rudy Gay was dropped by one of our best team managers. I see some “rest days” but was still surprised to see that move. My team, which you are getting to know well by now LOL, is:
Ibaka, Draymond, Carter Jr
Saric, Mirotic, Siakam, Tobias, OPJ
G Harris, Fournier, Harden, Kemba, Bledsoe, Mc Gruder
12 teamer, H2H so I am always building for playoffs. Second place is a losing season!
Hold or swap out McGruder or Saric?
I’d scoop up Gay. I think I’d swap with Saric, as Thibs has too much love for Taj
Tibs has to make this trade work or he is toast. So while I agree with you, I may wait to see a bit more from the Wolves.
@JC: Makes sense
Timing! Have a deal for Covington losing Saric and McGruder. I have Barton on IR so a two fer one does not concern me much. I can stream in the interim. RoCo worth it?
@JC: It’s all about timing. I like RoCo in MIN
Hield or JJJ?
In a vacuum, JJJ
In 2nd place in a 10 team, 11-cat H2H league and I’m trying to activate John Collins
Is McGruder the drop here?
Only reason I have alot of 3 point shooters is because 3pt made and 3 pt% are categories
Yeah, that’s what I would do
Would you accept this trade? 9 cat H2H
I get gallinari and j. Richardson
I give Jaren Jackson Jr. and OPJ
PG: Bledsoe, D. White
SG: G. Harris, Oladipo
SF: Kawhi, OPJ, T. Prince, Covington
PF: Mirotic, Ibaka, JJJ
C: Capela, M. Turner
@Eric: I like the JJJ/OPJ side better
@Son: Was leaning that way, thanks man. Love the work you do!
@Eric: Anytime. Appreciate the kind words Eric!
Drop SGA for Barnes?
@Max: I’d rather have SGA
@Son: I am thinking about this because SGA last two games was awful and Barnes getting hot with 23,19 and 23 points in last 3 games.
@Max: Yeah, I understand the reason. I just think SGA has a higher ceiling. Last night, SGA was in foul trouble. With that said, Barnes does have a higher floor and if you need points then I get it.
@Son: Maybe Barnes number went up because of Wesley Matthews injury. Either way, I am not in a need of points, so maybe I give SGA a chance to prove me wrong on Monday and Tuesday games because Clippers games perfectly fit in my teams’ calendar. I am really high on him.
@Max: I think we know who Barnes is at this point of his career. There’s the sexy allure of the unknown potential with SGA. Comes down to team context
@Son: True that.
@Max: btw, just got trade offer to trade my Aaron Gordon for John Collins? is it good trade for me??
@Max: Rather have Gordon
In a vacuum, would you rather have P.J. Tucker or Colin Sexton in a standard roto league? Thanks for your advice and the helpful write-ups.
@Ben: Hmmm, it’s close, but I’d probably have PJ a tick higher.
Hey buddy I think I’m dropping D. White for Mikal Bridges
@I just wanna Kawhi: Don’t do it
You think Batum is a drop candidate at this point? Maybe just swap him with J Lamb?
@J: I’m good with that
Flight delayed! Aren’t you lucky? LOL. Last question…..
Better wire pickup Rondo or Gay for playoff time? H2H league with an IR spot so not really focused on December but rather March. Thank you sir
take a look at the squad:
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander LAC – PG,SG
Josh Hart LAL – SG,SF
Paul George OKC – SG,SF
Robert Covington Min – SF,PF
Jonathan Isaac Orl – SF,PF
Jae Crowder Uta – SF,PF
Taj Gibson Min – PF,C
Jaren Jackson Jr. Mem – PF,C
Otto Porter Jr. Was – SF,PF
Jeremy Lamb Cha – SG,SF
T.J. Warren Pho – SF,PF
Rudy Gobert Uta – C
Larry Nance Jr. Cle – PF,C
Stephen Curry GS – PG,SG
I’ve got some fantasy ballers on this squad, so I’m shocked that I’m 1-4 with some bad losses on my hands.
grade the moves for me:
1. Drop Crowder, pick up Wayne Ellington
2. Drop Taj, pick up Ed Davis
3. Drop Taj, pick up Muscala
any other advice you could lend on this squad?
ps is Michael Porter Jr worth a stash?
@BIG D: Whaddup BIG D!
Could be variance or not having Steph or having OPJ.
I’d rather have Ellington than Crowder
Muscala for Taj
I don’t think MPJ plays this year
9cat, 10team league.
I have SGA ans Brook Lopez at the end of bench. Would you drop them for RHJ and Isaac?
I’d keep Lopez. As for SGA or Isaac, I like both, so it would depend on your squad
@Son: Thanks Son.. I’m surprised that Lopez is considered a keeper. Thought his production was just outlier and he’s being ignored in my league until I picked him up on FA last week. He’s producing like Myles Turner now.
Thanks for advise on Isaac but I’d keep SGA now. After watching the game, I really like him and he do things on court that weren’t being shown in box score. Looking forward on his production after ASB.
Anyway, may I ask what’s the hype on Miles Bridges? Is the upside really that great?
Lopez has been great. Budenholzer has been amazing for MIL.
I like both Isaac and SGA. Did I say differently?
Bridges is a physical freak. The J is suspect, though. In addition, the CHA system is a good one for fantasy. With that said, not sure he’d ever be a high usage player.