Through the first half of the season, any Clipper talk has centered almost primarily around Blake Griffin‘s phatness or Baron Davis‘ fatness. Little respect has been paid to one of the surprise top 10 scorers in the league, Eric Gordon. In one season, Gordon has increased his Player Efficiency Rating from 14.1 to 21.1. My, my! That’s a huge growth. And speaking of things I hope my doctor never says, but my girlfriend says more often, Gordon’s got a fracture in his small bone chip (Hehe, small bone fracture – I don’t know why I’d want my girlfriend to say that more often). I also don’t know what a small bone chip fracture means either, except that it sounds as if there might be one too many adjectives in that diagnosis. Hey, if you want a fantasy basketball blog written by a guy with a medical degree, you’re gonna have to buy me a shizzton more screwdrivers to pay for the student loans. Anyway, Gordon’s out 3-4 weeks. Randy Foye started last night and scored 15 points. He’s your first grab. Then Eric Bledsoe. But, really, there isn’t a replacement for Gordon. Griffin, Davis and Gomes will do the bulk of the heavy lifting with Gordon out and if those guys are still available in your league, you don’t need my help.

Here’s what else I saw in fantasy basketball yesterday:

Kendrick Perkins – Made his 7/6/3 (no blocks) season debut in 17 minutes of steamy Cleveland action last night. He wasn’t supposed to return until February, so you should assume he’ll be on restricted minutes until, at least, then. Having said that, Perkins is the Boston big I’d most want to own for the rest of the season. So if you’re considering picking him up for one of the other shmoos on your roster, do it. He won’t average 30+ mpg for another few weeks, but when he does, 9/11/2 blocks won’t be out of the question.

Arron Afflalo – 18/3/4 as Afflalo is back! Actually, Afflalo never left. He just threatened to leave. He’s like the neighbor that crashes all my house parties and threatens to leave if we don’t start including him in our conversations. But he won’t leave. There’s free beer here.

Chris Andersen – Missed his seventh straight game with a knee and back injury, both of which are unrelated. Only can-can dancers and guys who tangle with Chuck Norris suffer related knee-back injuries. Birdman won’t be back tonight, but will likely return this weekend. It’s both sad and colorful when players substitute Tattoos Inked for Games Played.

Kirk Hinrich – Was schedule to have an MRI yesterday, but didn’t go through with it and therefore didn’t play. In this case, MRI stands for Might Remain Inactive. At least through the weekend.

Christian Eyenga – 15/3 in 28 minutes. I wouldn’t trust it. Then again, I don’t trust any fantasy options that sound like they should be an anchor for a news magazine program on MSNBC.

J.J. Hickson – Earned his sixth double-double of the season, and fifth in his last nine. The 17 boards weren’t a season-high, but the four blocks were. So that’s nice. Or niece if you’re in France. Or nièce if you’re standing in Paris with your sister’s kid.

J.J. Barea – In other J.J. news, JoeJohn dropped 25 points and three three-pointers, both season-highs. The secret? He played in heelys.

DeShawn Stevenson – 7/3/2 with just one three in 18 minutes. After hitting 24 treys in the first six games of the month, he’s hit seven in his last seven. As Jason Terry and Billy Batts might say, “now go get your shinebox, Stevie.”

DeMarcus Cousins – Are there groups of moms out there under the assumption that adding ‘De’ to the front of common names somehow classes them up? Makes ’em sound French? What’s wrong with Shawn or Andre or Marcus? Why the ‘De’, or more pointedly, why not D’Shawn or D’Marcus? Now that’s French. Also French? Eleven fouls in two games. Gardez vos mains à vous-même, DeMarcus!

Carl Landry – Dropped 19 points and has scored in double-digits off the bench in each of his last four games. Fun fact: Carl Landry enjoys moped rides. Fun fact2: That’s not a euphemism.

C.J. Miles – 14/4/5/3 stl/4 tov should probably be considered a win under the circumstances of Jerry Sloan’s SF Shuffle.

Kwame Brown – Eighteen rebounds last night to go along with a dozen points. He’s averaging 9/9 in 13 games as a starter. He could stop playing now and already this would be considered his best season.

  1. Howie Met Your Mother says:

    What the fuckity fuck? First it was Iggy, who had basically never been hurt before in his career….then it was Dirk out for 10 games…then right after he got back I lost Camby (not shocking at all) and now Gordon? This is getting a bit ridiculous…

  2. Adam

    Adam says:

    @Howie Met Your Mother: Hehe. Well, if you own Andre Miller, might as well try to trade him now before his femur snaps in half and he misses the next 16 months.

  3. Adam says:

    Adam – asked this before, but wanted to see if anything had changes (post Perk’s first game back)…Perkins or Gortat? Fairly deep 12 team, 15 man roster league. Thanks.

  4. Adam

    Adam says:

    @Adam: Gortat for now. After two weeks or so, Perkins.

  5. Djole says:

    @Adam: I’m at a total loss, since we rang in the New Year Arenas has been filling it up to the tune of 19 min, 7/2/3 .5 stl and his RBIesque %ages. What do I do? Is it time to drop him and get Amir Johnson or wait for Beaubois to return and scoop him up? If you have some advice I’d be grateful. I’m on a H2H 12 team league and my team is:
    Ryan Anderson
    Landry Fields

  6. Adam

    Adam says:

    @Djole: It doesn’t really look like you need Arenas all that much with the guards you have. Is Amir really the best big available in a 12 team league?

    @Cory: Ha! Is that Kendrick Perkins or Guy Fawkes?

  7. Djole says:

    @Adam: Shaq, but he’s nicked up and Gortat. Adam, if you were to propose a trade what players would you package?

  8. Travis says:

    Was Gerald Wallace’s game yesterday a sign he’s getting back on track? Outlook rest of season?-thanks

  9. Adam

    Adam says:

    @Djole: I’d package Jax, Arenas and maybe Hayes in a deal for a mid-level big like Marc Gasol, Bogut or perhaps David Lee (if his owner is tired of him) and an upside guard.

    @Travis: His ankle is still stiffening up on him during games, so I’m sure we’ll see a few more duds in the coming weeks. That said, there’s nothing wrong with his game, just his gams. If he’s healthy, he’ll be normal “Crash.”

  10. Larry says:

    Adam, would you pick up Anderson and drop Gordon or Crash in 8cat 10 teamer? I see Gordon losing 4-5 weeks of stats if his touch takes time and for Crash, well he’s Crash.

  11. Adam

    Adam says:

    @Larry: It’s almost impossible to give up either top 30 talent – even in a shallow league such as yours. Do what you gotta do, but if you drop Gordon or Wallace, I would assume they’ll be snatched up by some other team within days.

  12. Travis says:

    @Adam: So that being said what do you think of Getting Crash and Eric Gordon for Scola and Deng. 12 team and I’m over in games played?

  13. Adam

    Adam says:

    @Travis: Are you getting Wallace/Gordon or giving? If you’re over in games played and you’re getting those two, you should jump on it before reading the end of this sentence.

    Why are you still reading?

  14. Travis says:

    @Adam: Thanks a lot! done deal! Best web site ever when you can get responses that fast! I would run out and tell everybody about it but I don’t want them to know! lol

  15. Adam

    Adam says:

    @Travis: Ha. Well, I appreciate the kind words … I’d also appreciate you pointing those words toward your pals, but I’ll take what I can get.

    It’s your world squirrel, I’m just trying to get a nut.

  16. Travis says:

    Okur worth stashing in 9 team roto? He is floating on the waiver wire with Murphy and B-Roy. What do you think of Tyreke for Iggy. I get Iggy

  17. Travis says:

    Why is NJ not playing Troy Murphy? Did he sleep with Avery’s wife or something?

  18. Adam

    Adam says:

    @Travis: Nah. I wouldn’t pick up any of those three in such a shallow league.

    Re: Iggy vs. Tyreke. Meh. It’s robbing Peter to pay Paul. If you want to maintain you FT% or scoring, stay with ‘Reke. If you want to improve your FG% or rebounds, go Iggy.

    @Travis: No clue. But it sure doesn’t look like we’ll see Murphy play in a Nets uniform ever again.

  19. brad says:

    @Travis: Pretty sure he told Avery to use his “inside voice” and Avery raged.

  20. Fletch says:

    @Adam: Would you dump G. Monroe for C. Hayes….who is better for the rest of the year? This would be for my flex spot in a 12 team H2H average scoring league.

  21. Adam

    Adam says:

    @brad: … in a tone only dogs can detect.

    @Fletch: Yeah. Hayes doles out more assists, blocks and has better percentages.

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