We are all attracted to different things. Some like the boobs, while others prefer the butt. Some like the wit, while others like to laugh. Whatever you’re into, what you consider fine and what blows your mind is totally subjective. Nikola Jokic had his detractors when he came into the league. He was too pudgy. Not athletic enough. Doesn’t play D. He didn’t look like a ball player. That was one perspective. But he shoots and passes. Man, can he pass.
He did that during last night’s game against the Clippers, but that’s not all he did.
Ho hum. Just Nikola messing around in back-to-back games and fifth time this season. I count another nine games in which he just missed as well. Such a Jokic! Anyways, he’s the #12 player on the season, but over the past eight games, he’s been #6. Jokic has averaged 33.8 minutes, 24.9 points, 1.3 threeecolas, 11.8 boards, 8.6 dimes, 1.4 steals, and 1.1 blocks. 55% shooting from the field and 83% from the line on 3.8 attempts puts the cherry on top. Nikola may not have the body of supreme baller, but the way he plays the game and the skill set he possesses makes me googly-eyed, while the plays he makes blow my mind.
Here’s what else I saw last night:
The Spurs defeated the Thunder, 154-147 in 2OT.
LMA-ASGFSDHGADHDFHGSA’SERFTHASOHGIASOGIOSNV’A ;TA’VESHASFRA-O!!!!! There have been 12 games in the history of the NBA in which a player scored at least 50 points without making a threeecola. LMA posted the 13th game in NBA history last night. He coulda and shoulda been the lede, but the game ended too late.
That feeling when you walk out of the cold tub at the sauna and a tripod walks by.
Top 25 player over the past seven games. He’s not going to continue shooting 69% from the field, but the boards, dimes, and steals are legit.
A Marco. A Belinelli. A drain a threeecola.
Over the last six games, the usage rate has been 32.7! He’s literally been contributing in every category except blocks. Without a block in 10 games now. He been hanging out with _lake or something? I hear the regression fairies buzzing in the distance.
Sneakily putting up a top 85 season. Points, boards, and D stats are the bread and butter, but he’ll chip in some threeecoals from time to time.
Only played 38 minutes because of an ankle injury. While he did return to play in overtime, his status is up in the air.
Played 50 minutes.
He should be arrested for messing around so much. Outside the top 25 because of the high turnovers, poor free throw shooting, lack of blocks, and limited threeecolas. He’s shooting 23% from downtown!
Talk about staying in yo lane.
Played 36 minutes. Over the past eight games, he’s been averaging 29.7 minutes, yet he’s barely a top 300 player.
Morris is having a low-key great season. The past four years, he’s been a top 150 player for fantasy. This year, he’s top 60 for the year and has been top 40 over the last six games. Morris is averaging 27.2 minutes, 17.2 points, 2.8 threeecolas, 4.3 boards, 0.8 dimes, 0.7 steals, and 0.7 blocks over that span. He’s shooting over 50% from the field, 85% from the line, and rarely turns the ball over. Brad Stevens for President!!!
Only played 23 minutes, as the Celtics got blown out 115-99 and it was the back end of a back-to-back. The Celtics still haven’t ramped up Horford since returning from injury.
A low usage player, Smart derives much of his value from getting his 211 on and dishing out dimes. Over the past seven games, though, he’s been shooting 48% from the field and has drained 2 threeecolas per game. Top 100 player.
Solid production. Nothing earth shattering or flattening.
Got the start but only played 20 minutes. JJ is just not getting the minutes, especially in the fourth quarter, to be an asset. A commenter wrote a few weeks ago that, “JJ sucks.” Could be the most succinct and spot-on analysis of the year.
Delivering Justise from the point guard position, Winslow has been adequate filling in for Goran Dragic. The shooting percentages aren’t great (42% from the field and 64% from the line) and he doesn’t provide many blocks, but points, threeecolas, boards, dimes, and steals are produced.
Only played 21 minutes.
Played 27 minutes.
Over the past seven games, the minutes have been split right down the middle at the center position. Whiteside has been a top 150 player, while Bam has been top 50. I’m just the messenger.
The shooting percentage sucks (41%) and the D stats have been lacking, but he’s still my RichardSON. Top 75-ish player who will provide points, threeecolas, boards, dimes, and hopefully the steals and blocks return soon. I miss you guys.
Derrick Jones Jr.
Played 29 minutes after DNP-CD the prior game. Shrug emoji.
April 9, 2019.
Top 25 player. Dude is gonna get paid this offseason. Always bet on yourself. Unless you’re Nerlens Noel.
If you’re rostering Bradley, you may as well start prepping for baseball.
Led the Clippers in scoring while playing 25 minutes off the bench. Top 50 player over the past seven games. Sweet!
Murray is an offensive machine. Defensively, he’s offensive from a fantasy perspective. Regardless, top 100 player.
Got the start and played 30 minutes. Low usage player who will knock down some threeecolas, grab some boards, and get his 211 on. Don’t expect much else.
Got the start because Gary Harris was out (hamstring) and played 31 minutes. Harris should be back soon, so Beasley will go back to a bench role. Regardless, he’s been productive, providing a handful of threeecolas, boards, and dimes. Top 80 player over the past eight games.
Played 20 minutes off the bench, as the Nuggets blew out the Clippers by 21. Blowout run.
A disappointing game, considering _lake Griffin did not play. A top 100 player over the past seven games and top 50 on the season. A far cry from the top 20 production from last season and earlier this year.
Played 23 minutes off the bench. The last time he received 20 minutes of run was back on December 23, 2018.
Oh Willy, you’re so fine. You’re so fine you blow my mind. Oh Willy. Ha! Impressive game but he only played 25 minutes. Ba hum bug.
Marvin Bagley III
Played 20 minutes off the bench. Nemanja Bjelica played 25 minutes and went 7/5/5. Bagley will likely get more minutes as the season progresses, which will negatively impact Bjelica. The Nemanja was good while it lasted.
Played 23 minutes. Whoa. Is it happening? Kosta Koufos DNP-CD. Craig, you alright my man?