LeBron James was born in Akron, Ohio, played high school ball for St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, which is located in Akron, Ohio, and was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers, whose stadium is a 50 minute drive from Akron, Ohio. He is the SON that morphed into the King, but no reign endures forever and every SON eventually leaves the nest (two times now for LBJ). When LeBron left back in 2010, the Cavaliers went from winning 61 games and losing in the Eastern Conference Semis to losing 63 games. He did leave behind a couple of SONs, though: Daniel GibSON, J.J. HickSON, and Antawn JamiSON. Barf. Last year, the Cavaliers won 50 games and lost in the NBA Finals. With LeBron moving to Hollywood, the Cavaliers were 1-11 entering last night’s game. Vomit. This time, though, LeBron left behind a different group of SONs (Tristan ThompSON, Jordan ClarkSON, and Andrew HarriSON), who produced a performance befitting a king last night for a 113-89 victory over the Charlotte Hornets.

Tristan ThompSON

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 21 5 0 0 4 0 5/6 1/2

TT has been en fuego lately, as he’s produced a double-dub in four straight games, has averaged 32 minutes over that span, has hoisted up 11 shots per game, and has been a top 100 player for fantasy! What world are we living in? If you need blocks and boards, this is one reality show you want to subscribe to. Beep. Boop. Bop. The Stocktonator must love reality tv because it liked Thompson last night.

Jordan ClarkSON

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 5 2 0 1 4 1/4 9/15 5/5

Clarkson is a professional hucker and chucker, as he’s jacked up 13.5 shots in 23.8 minutes on the season. Due to all the recent injuries, Clarkson has been receiving over 28 minutes per game (three games) and has been contributing in boards and assists. Seriously, we are living in a world where Tristan Thompson is a top 100 player for fantasy and Jordan Clarkson is contributing in other categories besides points.

Andrew HarriSON

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

Played 13 minutes. That’s when you know things are going good. Andrew is the forgotten SON because he sucks, but he’s family, so we have to show him some love.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

 

Larry Nance Jr.

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

Got another start at power forward and played 35 minutes. Too bad your leage doesn’t have a dunks category.

Collin Sexton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 5 4 1 0 4 2/2 7/18 0

Got the start and played 33 minutes. He’s a rookie, so there will be mistakes, but the athleticism and potential are evident. I don’t see why the Cavs would go back to George Hill when he returns from injury.

David Nwaba

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 5 2 1 0 0 2/2 7/9 2/3

I love Nwaba, as he’s a local boy, but that’s not the only reason. I love his game. He hustles, plays D, and finishes strong at the rim. Nwaba is not the most efficient shooter, so last night’s game was an outlier, but he has improved in that area. If he gets minutes, he can stuff the stat sheet.

Rodney Hood

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 2 2 0 0 1 2/3 7/12 0

Got off to a scorching start, but like Kaeyser Soze….poof….disappeared. The Rodney Hood story.

Kemba Walker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
7 4 6 2 1 1 1/7 2/16 2/5

Another victim of the Cleveland night life. Wait? What?

Jeremy Lamb

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 6 2 3 0 3 1/4 8/16 5/5

Lamb was a baaaaaaaaaaaaad man last night. Usually, he’s just bad. Anyways, two of his biggest games have come against the Cavs this season. Use that information however you want. I’m just the messenger.

Miles Bridges

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

Played 16 minutes. A low usage player, Bridges is over troubled water, as he has too much jump and not enough shot in the jumpshot.

PJ Tucker

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

Tucker has become the guy that I’d die for this season. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ What a world. Maybe because I like PB&J sandwiches? or Smuckers jelly? I’m hungry. Anyways, he has a comically low usage rate of 9, yet he’s the 66th player according to BM. Tucker plays 36 minutes per game and is averaging 8.5 points, 2.3 threeecolas, 5.6 boards, 1.2 dimes, 1.4 steals, 0.5 blocks, and 0.8 turnovers.

James Ennis III

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 4 1 1 2 1 2/4 6/8 2/2

Played 36 minutes. Look what happens when Carmelo Anthony is let go. A season-high from Ennis! A text book example of addition by subtraction.

Clint Capela

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 9 2 0 1 1 0 11/15 2/4

C&C making all his owners dance now.

Chris Paul

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 5 4 2 0 3 3/7 7/12 4/5

The assists are down (7.5) and the field goal percentage is bad (41%), but the steals are back (2.5)…for now. The Rockets could be rounding into form, so I’d expect both the assist number and shooting efficiency to improve. It’s all about health with Paul, though.

James Harden

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 5 11 3 1 4 2/10 7/16 6/8

I was told that there would be triple-dubs. As mentioned above, the Rockets could be settling in so we should all be getting Harden excited soon.

Eric Gordon

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 0 2 0 1 2 2/7 3/9 3/5

Played 33 minutes. The ultimate 3 & without the D player.

Juan Hernangomez

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

Got another start and played 39 minutes. Juancho can shoot, but he’s just not getting enough opportunites to make us scream, “JUANCHO!!!!”

Jamal Murray

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 1 5 1 0 3 0/3 7/13 1/1

Gary Harris

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 2 1 4 0 2 3/6 6/13 0

Jinx.

Monte Morris

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

Played 31 minutes. A player that has been impressing the coaching staff and many in the media, Morris has averaged 27 minutes per game over the past four games. He can score, provide assists, steals, and threeecolas. The most impressive aspect of his game, though, is the 56 assists to 7 turnovers.

Jonas Jerebko

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 13 2 0 0 0 4/7 5/10 0

Got the start and played 25 minutes in place of Draymond Green. JJ was draining J’s and doing work on the glass. Someone to keep in mind for future suspensions, rest, or injuries.

Kevin Durant

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
29 6 3 2 1 4 0/3 9/23 11/11

He’s good. Blah. Blah. Blah. From the mouth of Draymond Green, “KD’s a [email protected]#!h. [email protected]#$!h. [email protected]#$!h.

Quinn Cook

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 4 6 0 0 2 2/7 8/18 0

Another start for the injured Steph Curry. When Curry returns, there will be no Cook in the kitchen.

Klay Thompson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 5 4 3 0 1 3/7 8/19 5/5

Watching the game, it looked like he was struggling with his shot. Look at the stat box after the game and…..¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Ok then.

Andre Iguodala

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

Played 26 minutes after playing 33 minutes the night before. If you need….just kidding.

Omari Spellman

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

Only played 14 minutes. He had played 28, 27, and 28 minutes the prior three games, with two double-dubs. Golden State said, “No Dubs for you.”

Alex Len

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 7 1 0 0 1 0 6/8 2/5

Played 32 minutes. Should cede minutes when Dewayne Dedmon and John Collins return. Until then, enjoy the Alex Len experience. Translation: buy lots of Tums.

Trae Young

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

Still a Young pup. It’s nice to see him contribute in the other categories. Have patience grasshoppers.

DeAndre Bembry

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

Only played 17 minutes, but jumped off the screen in that limited time. Bembry is very athletic, hustles, and has a decent shot. Minutes will be tough to come by, but I wouldn’t be surprised if spots open up sooner rather than later.

Vince Carter

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 6 3 0 0 1 3/5 4/7 0

Played 17 minutes. We are not worthy.

Taurean Prince

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 4 4 0 0 2 4/7 8/14 2/2

Played a team-high 39 minutes. We began the post with the King. It’s only fitting that this post ends with a performance by a Prince befitting a king.

  1. Michael Pan says:
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    My team was lacking rebounds initially until I picked up Tristan Thompson. What do you think of Wilson Chandler stash in roto? Do you think he has a chance to produce?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Michael Pan: I think he and Muscala will split time

  2. Harris Kiperman says:
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    12 team league on Yahoo. Was offered Towns, Doncic and Covington for Embiid and Trey Young. I just lost Lavert but picked up Bogdanovic (Sac). What say you?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I like it

  3. Wutang says:
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    Hey Son!! Sorry for the lack of comments this week, out of the office which means less time to pass while stressing over my team!

    Currently, I’m not happy with my squad – I just wanna keep streaming, but it seems like everyone I have is a hold!! Trying to take advantage of the BKN injury to LeVert with more usage going to Harris (12 & 15 shot attempts the last 2 games) and RHJ. Set me straight please! (10 team unlimited moves):

    Pg: Conley
    Sg: oladipo
    G: Redick
    Sf: OPJ
    Pf: RHJ
    F: LMAO
    C: Jokic
    Util: rose
    Util: Harrell
    Util: Joe Harris
    Bn: Trey Young
    Bn: Ariza
    Bn: Bog-Bog

    inj: love
    Inj: barton

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Wutang: All good Wutang!

      A wise man once said, “Pursue happiness.” With unlimited moves and the league being relatively shallow, I think you need at least one streaming spot at all times.

      • Wutang says:
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        @Son: i agree with you sir!

        think Ariza’s spot is def a streamer, who else would you consider?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Wutang: Sounds good

  4. Dave says:
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    who to drop, 12 team 9catg h2h, who should i drop between Collison or Rondo? Thanks for good read.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Flip a coin. I prefer Rondo because of the pace and ceiling

  5. Brian says:
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    My team: C.Paul, Doncic,Redick, Barnes, Jokic, M. Gasol, Kanter, Harrell, Bledsoe. Struggling on points and blocks. Got a trade DeRozan and Aldridge for Jokic and Barnes. I know this doesn’t really do anything to the blocks, but the extra points is intriguing. What you think?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Naw, rather have Jokic/Barnes

  6. Cohen says:
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    Hield or SGA?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      SGA

  7. I just wanna Kawhi says:
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    PG1—Jrue Holiday
    PG2—Spencer Dinwiddie
    PG3—Derrick White
    SG1—Victor Oladipo
    SG2—Josh Richardson
    SG3—Gary Harris
    SF1—Robert Covington
    SF2—Otto Porter Jr.
    PF1—Kevin Durant
    PF2—Kyle Anderson
    C1—Rudy Gobert
    C2—Jarrett Allen
    C3—Mo Bamba

    Would you:
    1. Drop White for Cook

    2. Drop Anderson for Isaac

    Bonus questions*
    3. Why am I holding onto Bamba still (lol)

    4. Drop OPJ for a bag of beans?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @I just wanna Kawhi: 1) No

      2) Now I wanna Kawhi. Hold on Mr. Anderson but would make the swap at the first hint of Isaac heating up or getting more minutes.

      3) Hell to the Mother F’ing No. NO! NO!! NO!!! NONONONONONONONONONONONOONONNONONO

      What kind of beans?

  8. Rick says:
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    Hii Son,

    Could you please rank for these players : RoCo, Redick, Fournier, Batum & Lonzo ?? H2H 9cat

    Thanks son

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Rick: RoCo, Fournier, Redick, Batum, Ball

      • Rick says:
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        @Son: Which side you choose Curry + Roco or KD + Lonzo/Dinwiddie ?? H2H 9cat 12 teams

        my team : KD, Embiid, CP3, Otto, Doncic, Kanter, Lonzo, Redick, Fournier, Hayward, Ibaka, Moore & Dinwiddie

        Thanks Son

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Rick: The Durant side

  9. Cohen says:
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    Son, someone dropped John Collins.Would u drop Hield for Collins? Needs not a issue

    • Son

      Son says:
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      No, but I’d look for a way to get JC

  10. Cohen says:
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    Haha thanks for all the help

    • Son

      Son says:
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      anytime

  11. Dane says:
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    Hi son,
    In 9cat 10 team league without IR, Markkanen and Barton are available on FA.
    When do you think they’ll get back and ia it worth to get them now?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Barton may be back in a few weeks. Markk in a month perhaps

      • Dane says:
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        @Son: Thanks Son, i should probably run for Barton then. May I also ask how’d you rank these players for rest of season?
        Siakam, Markkanen, WCJ, JJJ, RHJ, B.Lopez

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Yeah, I’d grab Barton. Siakam, WCJ, JJJ, Markkanen, RHH, Lopez

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