Vince Carter was the #5 overall pick waaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in 1998. This is his 23rd season in the NBA! 7-Eleven has nothing on him because it closes from Eleven to 7. Half-man, Half-amazing? Naw. All man, All amazing! Last night was just another reiteration of that fact:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 4 1 1 0 0 7/11 7/14 0

Played 26 minutes off the bench and led the Hawks in points! He’s 42 freaking years old! For you inquiring minds, he’d need to play a few more years to hold the title of the oldest player to ever play in an NBA game. Nat Kickey was 45 years, 363 days old when he played two games in 1947. That shouldn’t count but it does. For someone a little more relevant, Kevin Willis played five games during the 2006 season at the ripe age of 44 years, 224 days. Now, this lede is basically an homage to the awesomeness of Vince Carter, but he’s actually been a fantasy asset. Over the past four games, he’s averaged 27.4 minutes, 13.5 points, 3.5 tres, 3.3 boards, 2.3 dimes, 0.8 steals, and 0.5 blocks! Good for top 85 value. Granted, the Hawks are banged up, as John Collins, Taurean Prince, and Omari Spellman have been out due to injury, yet……Nothing but amazing.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

Dwight Powell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 6 6 0 0 1 5/6 6/7 3/4

Got the start, the fourth consecutive, and played 32 minutes. DP has been NSFW! Over the past five games, he’s averaged 32.1 minutes, 16.2 points, 1 tres, 7 boards, 3.2 dimes, and 1.2 steals. The blocks are light, which is somewhat disappointing for a big man, but he’s providing those tres and excellent percentages (58% from the field and 76% from the line on 4.2 attempts).

Luka Doncic

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

Even the Lord had to rest for one day.

Tim Hardaway Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
7 4 1 1 0 2 0/5 3/11 1/2

7 out! Those Hardaway bets always get me, but I keep going back for more.

The Mavs got spanked, 88-127 in Brooklyn, so Powell was the only player to receive over 30 minutes of run. It got so bad that Ryan Broekhoff played 19 minutes. Who’s that you say? While working on a story many years ago about the Alcor Life Extensions Foundation, Tom Brokaw was intrigued by what he discovered and placed an order to have his brain frozen at the facility after he died. A few years later, an “anonymous” source led him to some earth shattering revelations about why the polar ice caps were melting. Upon pursuing the story and hunting down sources, he was brought into a top secret facility and told under no circumstances could he pursue the story. Being the world famous journalist that he was, Brokaw was defiant and was prepared to dig in when…..it was all broken down for him. The polar ice caps were melting because the United States had acquired the technology to travel through time, which required a tremendous amount of energy to operate and produced heat on an unprecedented scale. My first thought would’ve been to see Jesus, but I’m totally cool with what Tom chose.

Rodions Kurucs

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 6 1 1 1 4 5/7 7/12 0

Got the start and played 24 minutes. There was a stretch from December to Februrary when Kurucs started 29 straight games. Then he disappeared for two games. Did the aliens abduct him also? Since then, he’s played 9, 10, 12, 17, and 27 minutes before last night. I’m getting more intrigued about what happened to Kurucs than who Ryan Broekhoff actually is. Shoot, maybe I got it all wrong. Maybe it’s David Hasselhoff. He is loved in Germany and we know the Germans are brilliant. Anyways, back to Kurucs, if he gets the minutes, he provides a little something something across the board, with his biggest contributions being in points and boards.

D’Angelo Russell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 2 11 2 0 2 1/6 6/13 0

Only played 22 minutes because the Mavs were bad. I just noticed this but maybe it’s because that W is upside down. I’m going to email Mark Cuban and suggest that he change the name of his team to the Wavericks.

Ed Davis

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

Played 20 minutes. We all love a dependable horse, and Mr. Ed is exactly that. He provides boards and only boards.

DeMarre Carroll

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 5 4 0 0 1 5/7 7/9 3/4

Carroll brings festive cheers a few times a year. Don’t expect any D, but he can provide points, tres, and boards when it’s the season.

Spencer Dinwiddie

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

Played 20 minutes. Since returning from injury, Dinwiddie has received 20, 25, and 23 minutes of run. He will likely get ramped up at some point, but I have concerns about his ceiling, as the Nets are healthy and have so many bodies to play.

Caris LeVert

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 5 5 1 0 1 2/7 5/11 6/8

Played 27 minutes. LeVert has been back for 10 games now. He’s played at least 30 minutes in two. As with Dinwiddie, how many minutes will he get with so many options at Atkinson’s disposal?

Alex Len

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2 4 2 0 0 1 0/3 0/6 2/2

Got the start and played 21 minutes. Granted, the matchup was tough, but….ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Len Experience.

Kent Bazemore

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 7 3 0 0 0 2/9 5/16 6/8

Got the start and played 28 minutes. The Hawks are banged up, so he should continue seeing run. When the team gets healthy, Bazemore will likely slide back into a reserve role.

Josh Richardson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 5 5 1 1 0 2/6 8/15 1/1

Played 33 minutes. My RichardSON! Oh baby, I love seeing those D stats again and the shooting has been magnifique. Top 40 player over the past four games.

Dwyane Wade

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 2 5 0 2 4 1/2 10/17 2/4

Played 31 minutes off the bench. T minus 18 games. This is like waiting for a volcano to explode or anticipating that first kiss or trying to will the waiting-for-text response bubble to change. I’m going to be disappointed, aren’t I.

Nikola Jokic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 10 6 0 0 3 2/2 10/14 0

Played a team-high 38 minutes. Didn’t mess around or stuff the stat sheet. What a Jokic! I want a refund.

Jamal Murray

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 2 8 1 0 4 6/10 8/19 3/3

Murray has been a top 100 player this season. Last year, he finished as the #60 player. Disappointing right? Well, he’s averaging more minutes, scoring more, pulling down more boards, and dishing more dimes. The shooting efficiency from both the field and line are down, though. I’m thinking alot of it has to do with more players just balling out this season.

Gary Harris

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

Got the start and played 27 minutes. That was Harris’s second straight start, so that’s an encouraging sign. With that said, it’s highly unlikely he approaches anywhere near last season’s per-game value of top 40-ish player. The Nuggets play at a much slower pace this year and the team is so stacked now, so the minutes won’t be there.

LaMarcus Aldridge

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 9 2 0 0 4 1/2 9/17 3/4

LMA is such a boring player, in both real life and fantasy. With that said, it’s no laughing matter that he’s a top 30 player. Percentages are excellent, turnover rate is low, and the only things he doesn’t contribute much in are tres and steals. I ain’t laughing. Are you?

Derrick White

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 4 9 1 3 0 1/6 4/13 2/2

Played 36 minutes. He’s officially back. Since returning from injury, Mr. White had played 20, 25, 20, and 30 minutes. Mr. White contributes in everything, which is the furthest thing from being bland. Anyways, the only thing you have to worry about is Popanigans.

DeMar DeRozan

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 6 7 3 1 3 0 11/19 2/3

Played a team-high 37 minutes. For such a boring player, he sounds so exciting. Come to the island of DeMar DeRozan, where your wildest fantasies will come true.

Rudy Gay

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 9 4 1 2 0 1/4 4/10 5/8

Played 28 minutes off the bench. Has come off the bench the past four games, so it looks like that’s the NWO. Gay will still provide points, tres, boards, dimes, and a pinch of D stats. Unfortunately, the minutes have been erratic.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 13 6 3 0 6 0/1 8/14 5/10

Played 34 minutes but fouled out. The Bucks lost to the Suns, 105-114. O. M. G.

Khris Middleton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
6 7 4 1 0 1 1/7 1/13 3/4

The lyrics are, “Warm it up, Kris. I’m about to.”

Eric Bledsoe

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

What happened to the revenge narrative? Oh, there’s $70 million reasons why he’s not mad.

Malcolm Brogdon

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 7 0 1 0 0 3/4 7/12 2/3

Brogdon doesn’t provide the D, but he’s solid in every other cat that he’s a top 40-50 player. Nothing average or in the middle about that.

Nikola Mirotic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 7 0 1 2 1 3/10 3/14 4/4

Played 23 minutes. It’s tough to trust Mirotic right now, as the minutes are bouncing in the 22-17 minute range and the shot attempts can go from 7 to 14 in any game, but there is potential here. If he gets the attempts and converts, then holla. If he starts getting above 30 minutes, then HOLLA!

Dragan Bender

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

Got the start and played 12 minutes. Bender has started the last three games. Maybe Igor Kokoskov’s itch of going on a bender after each game is eradicated if he plays Bender for a few minutes. You got any other ideas?

Kelly Oubre Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 13 1 1 3 2 1/3 7/14 12/17

Got the start and played 33 minutes. Why did the Wizards trade him away for Ariza again? Just another puzzling decision out of the nation’s capital.

Deandre Ayton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 12 2 0 3 0 0 8/13 3/3

Small sample size (that’s what she said), but Ayton has been a top 10 player over the past three games. The only thing he doesn’t contribute are tres. Man, this rookie class could be one for the ages.

Tyler Johnson

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

Continues to start and played 35 minutes. After a rough start since arriving in Phoenix, Johnson has been a top 60 player over the past six games. This Johnson is no longer limp.

Devin Booker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 5 7 1 0 4 2/4 8/18 4/4

The increase in dimes over the course of his career has been a nice thing to watch, as he’s not just another Andrew Wiggins. With that said, the turnovers have increased substantially and the shooting efficiency is always an issue. Only from the field, though, as he’s straight cash homie from the charity stripe (93% on 8.2 attempts over the past six games).

Anthony Davis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 11 3 3 3 1 1/1 7/14 0

In only 22 minutes! That’s how good he is. Top 25 player over the past three games despite averaging only 21.4 minutes. Ha!

Julius Randle

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 8 5 2 1 0 0/2 10/23 10/12

Played a team-high 39 minutes. Beast mode, as he led the Pelicans to victory over the Jazz in Utah.

Jrue Holiday

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 2 4 1 0 1 4/7 12/23 2/2

My bad. Forgot about Holiday. He did a little something something to contribute in the victorious cause. Remember when the Pelicans said they were going to hold back his minutes? LIARS!!!

Kenrich Williams

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

Continues to start and played 34 minutes. The playing had dipped below 30 minutes in four straight games, so it’s good to see him above 30 again. The shooting efficiency, though, has been bad.

Joe Ingles

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 4 11 0 0 7 2/6 2/7 2/2

Top 75 player over the past six games. The efficiency from both the field and line haven’t been great (43% and 69%), but he’s been averaging a whopping 36.3 minutes and contributing in all the cats.

Rudy Gobert

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 19 0 0 2 0 0 8/11 3/4

Tu es incroyable!

Jae Crowder

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 6 1 1 1 0 4/7 8/13 0

Played 32 minutes. Crowder has games like this every once in a while. Good luck trying to figure out when.

Kyle Korver

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 4 1 0 0 0 5/11 7/14 1/1

Played 29 minutes. Last three games: 22, 5, and 20 points. I will guess 7 points next game.

Luke Kornet

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

Got the start. Not Tryin’ for Zion. Or is it Tryin’ for Zion? I guess they both work.

Noah Vonleh

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
9 13 3 0 0 3 0 4/8 1/2

Continues to start and played 34 minutes. Since he re-entered the starting lineup three games ago, the minutes have been 22, 28, and 34 minutes. Ahhhh, the sign of the Devil! If he plays 40 minutes the next game, I’m off to Vegas.

Mitchell Robinson

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

Only played 19 minutes because he’s too good for the Tryin’ or Not Tryin’ for Zion campaign.

Allonzo Trier

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
29 8 0 2 0 0 3/4 8/16 10/15

Played 30 minutes. ISO ZO is back in our lives. Dude’s a baller. It’s just a matter if Fizdale plays him or not.

Harrison Barnes

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 10 1 0 0 0 3/6 7/13 5/6

HA! rrison Barnes. He will pop off one of these games to keep him in our consciousness. Damn it! It’s working.

Buddy Hield

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 6 7 2 1 2 3/8 9/18 7/7

He’s not quite Steph Curry, but damn, Vivek knew. Example 34312523531453454 why we should never doubt self-made billionaires.

Harry Giles

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 7 2 0 0 4 0 7/9 3/4

Played 22 minutes off the bench, the first time eclipsing the 20 minute mark since January 30th. Since Marvin Bagley III went down due to injury, Giles has scored 18, 15, and 17 points. He’s just not getting enough minutes or contributing in much outside of points and boards to be trustworthy. The usage rate has been 33.3 over the past three games, though.

Danilo Gallinari

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 6 1 0 1 1 3/5 9/15 2/3

Ah Danilo! You a played a magnificent game. When a will a you get a hurt a again? I kid. Gallinari has been a top 60 player over the past six games. Remember before succumbing to injury, he was posting top 30 value.

Patrick Beverley

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 9 4 5 0 2 3/6 4/8 2/2

Top 75 player over the past six games. He hasn’t been scoring much, but has been providing tres, boards (8.3 per!), dimes, steals, and blocks.

Montrezl Harrell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 11 5 0 0 4 0 7/15 0/2

Played 34 minutes. Montrezl provides points, boards, D stats, and excellent field goal percentage. The free throw shooting is always a question mark, but he’s been converting 77% on 4.5 attempts lately. Harrell always has the upside to dub-dub and/or score 30+ points.

Lou Williams

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

Played 30 minutes off the bench. He had been shooting in the low-30% range before last night’s game. The life of a shooter. Usage rate is still above 30 and he’s been providing plenty of dimes and steals.

LeBron James

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 8 6 1 1 2 1/6 9/19 8/12

Played 42 minutes. With the third straight loss and prospects of making the playoffs dim, I’d expect the Lakers and LeBron to start reigning things in. Sometimes retreating, reassessing the landscape, and recuperating is the best course of action. If that happens, that obviously puts a damper on his fantasy prospects.

Rajon Rondo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 10 12 1 0 5 4/10 10/18 0

There’s the Rondo trip-dub we were waiting for. If the Lakers do start shutting things down, does that elevate Rondo somehow, as he would be the defacto guy? It’s possible. I guess he and Kyle Kuzma. Will be interesting to see how everything plays out.

Josh Hart

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 4 0 0 1 0 2/4 6/10 3/3

Played 30 minutes off the bench. Lakers need more Hart. Or is it heart?

  1. umlriverhawk555 says:
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    I’ve got Jarrett Allen and Tomas Satoransky on the roster bubble for my squad (Reggie Jackson is there too but I do like him a lot). Beverly, Powell, Vonleh, Trier, Ty Johnson, and Dedmon all available. My plan is to drop Allen for Powell, but not sure if any other player would be higher priority or if I should dump Satoransky/Jackson as well for another one of those players. Any help would be great!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Are you good in blocks? Regardless, I’d prefer Dedmon over Powell. One thing to consider is that Allen playhs 4 games during the 1st week of the playoffs.

      I’d hold onto Sato

      • umlriverhawk555 says:
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        Sitting very comfortably at the top in blocks. Biggest weaknesses are assists (6th/10) and FT% (5th/10) with FG% dipping (went from 1st/10 to 3rd/10 in a month span). Also has Jonathan Issac who I claimed for an injured Covington.

        • umlriverhawk555 says:
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          Full roster

          PG: Kemba
          SG: RichardSON
          SF: Otto Porter
          PF: Anthony Davis
          C: Gobert
          G: Reggie Jackson
          F: Siakam
          UTL: Capela
          UTL: Myles Turner
          UTL: Derrick White
          B: Sato
          B: Dedmon
          B: Issac
          IR: Paul George

          • Son

            Son says:
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            @Son: Sorry. Disregard last message. I mean keep Sato and drop Allen for Beverley

  2. Betless Copeland says:
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    Son,

    Pick the best 2 heading into the fantasy playoffs, and yes I can afford to stomach Bradley’s FG%.

    Gary Harris
    Will Barton
    Dinwiddie
    LeVert
    Avery Bradley

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Barton and Bradley

  3. RICE says:
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    Hey Son!

    Trier, Beverley, and R. Lopez all available. Any moves to be made here before fantasy playoffs begin next week? Thanks in advance!

    PG – Lowry
    PG – Teague
    PG – Rose
    PG/SG – Jamaal Murray
    PG/SG – Reggie Jackson
    SG – Reddick
    SG/SF – Middleton
    SF/PF – Gallinari
    SF/PF – Gay
    PF/C – Vucevic
    PF/C – Capela
    PF/C – Anthony Davis
    C – Gasol

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Beverley for Rose

  4. Captain Mongo says:
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    Son,

    Here’s the squad heading into the playoffs.

    Lillard
    Dragic
    Dinwiddie
    LeVert
    Porter Jr
    Oubre Jr
    Covington
    Mirotic
    Tobias Harris
    Gobert
    Capela
    Jokic

    Any moves I should make? The best available are Barton, Gary Harris, Satoransky, Avery Bradley, and Jalen Brown.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’d swap Dragic for Sato.

      If you make it past the first round, I’d swap out the BKN guys for Barton and Bradley.

  5. Mr. Blast says:
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    A
    Y
    O
    !!!

    Dropped Dragic for Beverly over the weekend.. Can’t trust the Dragon going in to the playoffs.

    Also – after boasting about nabbing Embiid / George at the turn “Loving life”

    Here I am,,, getting nervous & anxiety is setting in until I see them both back on the court.

    Prayer hands emoji !

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Mr. Blast:
      A
      Y
      O
      !!!

      I’m good with the Dragic to Beverley move.

      Karma’s a real biatch. Prayer hands are together and the arms are ready to thrust into the air for the Hallelujah!

  6. waffles says:
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    good stuff son

    points league playoffs, who do you like best as a streamer for tomorrow

    D Carroll (CLE), Trier (@PHX), Knox (@PHX), Kaminsky (MIA), Len (SA), Bazemore (SA)?

    thanks

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @waffles: Trier for me, but Fizdale frightens me

  7. Wen says:
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    Hi Son, I don’t know if I can hold Gary Harris anymore. Do you think he can turn around by next week playoff time? Would you drop Harris for Wesley Matthews, Rajon Rondo or Luke Kennard?
    Thanks for your help in advance!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Wen: I have no issues moving on from Harris. I think we were all expecting a return to last season’s production, but DEN plays at a much slower pace and they are so deep this year that there’s a ceiling on the minutes. I’d go with Rondo

  8. Jc says:
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    Anguish time is over. Tonight Wade and Olynyk will become available in our 12 team, 9 cat., H2H league. I am locked into second place with only one and a half weeks to go so I have my bye.

    With this roster, am I crazy thinking Wade and Olynyk are better than Ibaka and Gary Harris?

    Ibaka, Draymond
    OPJ, Siakam, Mirotic, Tobias, Barton, Fournier
    Harden, Kemba, Bledsoe, Rondo, White, G Harris

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Jc: Not crazy at all

  9. Jc says:
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    Thanks. Ibaka must have seen our change. Big game tonight

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Jc: Ha! I don’t think that happens on a consistent basis though

  10. Skillz says:
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    I have both Kuzma and Harris… I’m in first heading into H2H playoffs next week… Waivers aren’t great with Trier, Scott and Wright as top add ons…. I’m really thinking of adding Crowder and dropping Kuzma… JC goes Mon, Wed. Thurs next week… meanwhile Kuz hasn’t been all that good anyways, that even if he is back, I’m only maybe missing some PTS and 3s. Would love some thoughts, as I’m scared I’m jumping the gun with the Kuz injury (scared of tankville coming). THANKS!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’m good with that move. UTA plays four games next week, and all four are good matchups. Plus, Kuzma hasn’t been good and he’s injured, which could have him miss games or be less than 100%.

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