Off the top of my head, Phil and Joan are the most famous people with the last name Collins. Well deserved and they sit on the thrones in the pantheon of Collins’s. Is that right? Or would it be Colline? Whatever, English is my second language. Ebonics was my first. Perusing the list of Collins’s or Colline got me thinking that people that pursue fame are dumb because 99% of the time that you think you’re famous, no one gives a shit or remembers. I guess that’s something someone who’s not famous writes. Anyways, John Collins has been making a case to be on the list.
Collins has played 25 games, yet is 22nd in the NBA with 16 dub-dubs. For persepective, Joel Embiid leads the league with 36 in 40 games. Over the last eight games, he’s been a top 50 player, averaging 31.7 minutes, 19.3 points, 1.3 threeecolas, 11.8 boards, 2.3 dimes, with 57% shooting from the field and 75% on 4 attempts from the free throw line. The only thing he doesn’t contribute are the D stats. The Hawks play at the fastest pace in the league, so the environment is ripe for Collins to thrive. Unfortunately, the lack of D stats will keep him from challenging Phil or Joan for the throne, but that’s okay. At least he’s in the conversation.
Here’s what else I saw last night:
Only played 20 minutes due to foul trouble. In Ayton’s locker post game, a portable radio was blasting….
A minute into the song, DeAndre Jordan entered the room, Kool-Aid man style, and yelled, “Welcome to the NBA rook!”
Played 28 minutes because DJ punked DA. Regardless, over the past seven games, he’s been a top 30 player. Orale Holmes!
Played 23 minutes. He’s back? Jamal Crawford DNP-CD, so it’s possible. Remember when I said don’t be a bobo and pick up Okobo way back when? Those were good times.
Got the start because Dennis Smith Jr. was out (back) and played 34 minutes, a season-high. Was it Maximillian Appreciation Day?
The only fantasy weaknesses to his game are the low shooting percentage (43% from the field), suspect free throw shooting (73%, but 63% over the past eight games), and lack of blocks. Top 90 player for the season, but I think he ends higher as the trip-dubs start flowing and the shooting efficiency improves. Halle-f’ing-Luka!
Good, not great. Like Luka, the shooting percentages are #notgood. 44% from the field on the season, but 34% over the past four games. From the free throw line, Gordon is sub-70%. He also doesn’t provide much D stats. Top 100 player on the season and top 175 player over the past eight games.
D. J. Augustin
D. J. was spinning the good stuff last night.
He’s been a top 60 player over the seven games. He’s a steady source of threeecolas and dimes, but accesses ceiling when he gets his 211 on and shoots well from the field.
Making his country and fantasy owners proud with top 25 production this season.
You know Mitchell is a dog, so it was only a matter of time before he started balling out. Over the past seven games, he’s put up top 45 production. He does it all except provide blocks, but honestly, I think he’s just being unselfish so Gobert can get all of that glory.
Got the start because Ricky Rubio was out (hamstring) and played 31 minutes. Rubio is out at least one week and Dante Exum is out as well, so Neto it is.
Played 24 minutes. If you need threeecolas and literally nothing else.
My ClarkSON played 30 minutes off the bench. Top 35 player over the past four games! The usage rate has been an insane 32.2 and the contributions in the D categories have been eye-opening. He’s always going to jack up shots. His name is Jordan after all. Now, he’s been shooting over 50% from the field, so expect that come down, and I wouldn’t expect the robust contributions in D. Top 100 player more than likely.
Yawn. Wake me up when he does something exciting.
Played 22 minutes in his first game back from injury. He was playing at a top 30 level pre-injury, so hopefully he can get back into the groove.
Top 100 player recently, primarily due to the increase in turnovers. Markkanen will be fine. He provides threeecolas, boards, and the contributions in steals and blocks have been lovely to see. Just don’t expect many dimes from him, though.
Wendell Carter Jr.
Top 50 player over the last six games. The blocks haven’t been as robust as I expected, but the shooting percentages! 60% from the field and 94% from the free throw line on 3 attempts per game. This Carter Administration has a lot of positive momentum heading into the end of the first year.
In 19 minutes. Dude is a professional getter of buckets. Too bad he does nothing else, hence the limited playing time. He’s a specialist of getting buckets. And popping dudes in the mouth. Back in the day, conflicts would often be determined by each army sending out their best fighters to duel, mano a mano. That’s Portis.
C. J. McCollum
Nancy, let’s go check out the highlights from last night….
Top 75 player who’s pretty meh most of the time. He will provide the points, threeecolas, with a handful of boards and dimes. No D stats, though.
I like Collins as a player. At 7′ 0″ and 235 pounds, he’s agile for his size and can shoot from beyond the arc. He’s got a little toughness as well, and will defend the rim and clean up the glass. With that said, he just doesn’t get enough minutes to be a consistent contributer. Someone to keep an eye on if injury strikes or he’s given more minutes.
Played 23 minutes off the bench. Kyle Korver’s fantasy twin.
Played 29 minutes. Kyle Korver’s fantasy triplet. Does that even make sense? Anyways, I think you get the point.
LaMarcus Aldridge played 30 minutes and scored 13 points, while DeMar DeRozan played 31 minutes and scored 9 points. LMAO!
Played 31 minutes off the bench because Derrick White was in foul trouble.
He had been hibernating….like what most good bears do. Not sure he returns to the top 20-ish level he was producing earlier in the season, but he did take a good chunk of time off, so he should well rested for the stretch run.
Played 28 minutes off the bench. Points and boards are his main forte, but Green will chip in some threeecolas and D stats. Normally, averages around 24 minutes per game.
Could Brogdon be the Most Improved Player? Posting top 60 value for the season and has been a top 35 player over the past seven games. 52% from the field and 98% from the free throw line! Add in 15.7 points, 1.6 threeecolas, 4.6 boards, 3.4 dimes, and he’s gotta be in the mix, right? The lack of D stats may hinder his chances, though.
Played 21 minutes and had one of his most productive games of the season. Not fantasy relevant, but someone to keep in mind if injury strikes.
Quick! Jump back to the other universe because we are in Bizarro World. 10-for-12 from the free throw line for Capela and 4-for-16 from the field?
All one can do is laugh and admire the ridiculousness of what he’s doing right now. Harden impossible to guard.
Continues to start and played 39 minutes. Rivers is averaging close to 40 minutes a game. That is all.
Played 33 minutes off the bench. He’s the main and only guy off the bench. If threeecolas are what you need, then threeecolas are what you shall receive from Green.
Got the start and played 29 minutes. Yo, DJ. Cue up that Monica again.
Played 37 minutes. I believe! Not like that guy who’s standing on top of the rail of the hotel balcony singing that he can fly, after he ate an ounce of mushrooms, smoked 2 joints, sniffed 3 lines of coke, and popped 4 tabs of ecstasy.
Played 28 minutes off the bench after playing 35 minutes the prior game. Lin plays in blowouts and when there are injuries. Well, the Hawks get blown out a lot and both Kent Bazemore and Taurean Prince are out with injuries.
Not-your-average Joe returned from injury and played 30 minutes. Points, threeecolas, rebounds, and a handful of dimes are what he provides.
Top 35 player over the past six games. DLoading no more. And I have to say that the picture looks very nice.
Played 23 minutes off the bench. Mr. Ed is a horse that specializes in rebounds. A date with the uptempo Atlanta Hawks was a match made in heaven.
DeMarre Carroll played 21 minutes and scored 17 points. Shabazz Napier played 23 minutes and scored 11 points. Spencer Dinwiddie played 29 minute and scored 16 points. The Nets have too many damn players.
Remember the game Simon Says? I hated that game. F U Simon. Who do you think you are? Don’t f’ing tell me what to do! Anyways, if the game was Embiid Says and he says to sex him, as a fantasy owner you kind of have to, right?
Over the last seven games, despite averaging 18.1 points, 8.3 boards, and 8.1 dimes, Simmons has been a top 230 player. No threeecolas, very few blocks, 50% from the free throw line, and 4.3 turnovers.
Good help is so hard to find.
The 76ers lost to the Wizards, 105-123. Shrug emoji.
Got another start for J. J. Redick and played 26 minutes. It sounds like Redick should be back soon.
A top 180 player over the past seven games. Ariza is providing threeecolas, boards, dimes, and steals, but he’s shooting 32% from the field.
Exhibit #23413434 of why a Wall is not necesssary.
Thomas Bryant got the start, played 14 minutes, and contributed 9 points and 6 rebounds. Ian Mahinmi played 25 minutes and contributed 6 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 steals. Buzz kills for Bryant owners.
Otto Porter Jr.
Played 33 minutes off the bench. Top 25 player over the past four games. Is it really happening?
Got another start because Myles Turner was out (shoulder) and played 27 minutes. Has been a top 20 player over the past four games. Arvydas must be proud.
Played 21 minutes because Sabonis cannot play all the center minutes when Turner is out.
I. Don’t. Care. Hey look! 16 shot attempts!
Top 40 player over the past six games. Points, threeecolas, rebounds, excellent percentages, and low turnover rate.
Channing must be so proud.
Played 22 minutes. 2 points. 2 rebounds. 3 assists minus 1 steal equals 2. 1 block plus 1 turnover equals 2. 0-for-2 from downtown. 3 field goal attempts minus 1 make equals 2. Smart had 2 personal fouls. ILLUMINATI!!!
Played 22 minutes. Top 120 player. He’s shown the ability to access the ceiling, but the minutes are still low and there’s been inconsistency. Depending on how he finishes up the year, Hayward could be a good bargain next year.
Played 29 minutes off the bench. Been a top 100 player over the past seven games. He’s been shooting 60% from the field. Not sustainable, but it’s nice to see. The 72% from the free throw line on 3.6 attempts is also nice to see. The lack of D stats is weird, but I have confidence that will re-emerge.
Played 37 minutes. Really _lake? I expect the 0 blocks but no rebounds?
Compared to last season, the rebounds, field goal percentage, and free throw percentage are all down. The biggest decrease, though, has been in the assists (3 last season vs 1.2 this year). Over the past seven games, Dre has been a top 120 player.
A career-high! What a shooting performance but….Kuzma was battling _lake for the most empty line of the night.
The rebounding and assist numbers have increased since LeBron went down. The usage rate also spiked from 24 to 29. With that said, no threeecolas and limited contributions in the D stats. Plus, the shooting efficiency still needs work. Both Ingram and the Lakers are still trying to figure out how best to utilize his skill set. For fantasy, he doesn’t even crack the top 200.
He’s shooting 23% from the free throw line over the past eight games. 23!
Played 19 minutes off the bench. A professional getter of buckets, Beasley has received 19, 9, and 21 minutes the past three games and scored 19, 13, and 11 points respectively. He’s also dished out some nice dimes. Will likely disappear once LeBron returns.
Played 23 minutes off the bench.
Got the start and played 25 minutes.
Tyson Chandler DNP-CD for rest. He neuters any upside that McGee or Zubac could have. In fact, it’s a three-headed monster.
Played 26 minutes. Points, threeecolas, steals, with a handful of boards and dimes. Minutes should tick back down when LeBron returns.