Leading up to the 2018 NBA Draft, there was much chatter about a certain 19-year-old from Slovenia who signed a contract with one of the top teams in Europe, Real Madrid, at the tender age of 13. In 2015, at the age of 16, he made his professional debut, making him the third-youngest player to make a debut in The Liga ACB, the top division in the Spanish basketball league. Within only two years, this wizard guided Real Madrid to a EuroLeague finals victory and earned the EuroLeague MVP award. Watching the YouTube highlights, you saw the step-back tres, the amazing handles, exquisite passing, and high IQ. He was no doubt the next best thing. Beep. Boop. Bop. You know what is no doubt the best thing? The Stocktonator. The weird thing, though, was that there were some who questioned his ability to play in the League due to the lack of athleticism and the fact that he didn’t play in the States. “He’s good, but he ain’t Doncic!!”, they said. Well, Luka Doncic has been taking a [email protected]#t on all the haters and put up what has become a daily stat line yesterday:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
41 6 10 2 1 6 5/14 15/29 6/8

On the season, Doncic is the number five player for fantasy. He’s averaging 33.9 minutes, 30.6 points, 3.3 tres, 10.1 boards, 9.8 dimes, 1.3 steals, and is shooting 49% from the field and 81% from the line. The only blemishes are the 4.6 turnovers and lack of blocks. In his rookie season, Doncic ended as the #100 player for fantasy, primarily due to the 42% shooting from the field and 71% from the free throw line. You do the math. Really, all we can do is bow down and sing our praises.

Shoutout to Isaac Lee and the Ringer for that all-time video.

Here’s what else I saw yesterday:

 

Kristaps Porzingis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 13 3 2 1 1 2/5 9/17 3/4

Luktaps Donzingis is going to be a formidable beast for many, many years. Damn….I’m scared yet so intrigued how well they will develop over the years. Frankly, I can’t wait. Anyways, for fantasy, KP provides points, tres, boards, and blocks. The dimes and steals are lacking, and the percentages aren’t great, but he’s still a top 50 player on the season. Luka improved the percentages. Why can’t KP? Maybe he can acquire that power via osmosis. My one criticism of KP is that, for how long he is, the post game is weak. If he can get that down, then O. M. G.

Dorian Finney-Smith

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 10 1 1 1 1 2/5 4/11 2/2

DFS starts but only averages around 27 minutes per game. For someone who is supposed to deliver defensive stats, he doesn’t do a great job in that area (0.7 steals and 0.4 blocks on the season). Now, he’s been a top 65 player over the past four games, but is a top 200 player for the season. The difference is due to the increased scoring, which has been fueled by shooting 58% from the field. He’s a 48% shooter on the season and is a career 41% shooter from the field. So, yeah, this isn’t sustainable.

Tim Hardaway Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
31 4 5 2 0 1 5/11 10/18 6/7

Played 38 minutes, a sseason high. Prior to yesterday, Hardaway had played 18, 22, 15, and 19 minutes. I love Hardaway bets at the craps table. When it hits, it hits big, but it’s usually a waste of money.

Clint Capela

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 22 3 2 0 1 0 10/16 1/5

Capela is sixth in the League with 11 dub-dubs, with two of those 20/20 games. He has six games with at least 20 boards! He’s tied for second with 14.1 boards a game!! He’s the 21st player in fantasy right now, despite the 44% shooting from the free throw line.

James Harden

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
32 9 11 1 0 6 2/15 11/24 8/10

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllmost messed around. James usually gets me Harden excited, but on this day, it was all about Halleluka.

All five Rockets starters played at least 35 minutes. Only two players off the bench received at least 20 minutes. The rest (five players) played a total of 11 minutes!

Nemanja Bjelica

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
6 12 3 3 1 5 0/4 3/11 0

The Nemanja was swag yesterday, but it still got us high. He’s been a top 45 player over the past six games. The return of Marvin Bagley will be a buzzkill, though.

Harrison Barnes

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 4 1 0 0 3 3/3 7/8 9/11

Meh, meh, meh meh Mehrrison Barnes.

Buddy Hield

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 2 5 0 0 2 3/7 4/14 7/7

Our Buddy he was not. Before you do anything rash, though, Hield!

Bogdan Bogdanovic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 4 4 1 0 1 3/9 7/16 4/6

Returned from a hamstring injury and played 28 minutes. With De’Aaron Fox out, BogBog has been the man. Don’t believe me? He’s been the #7 player in fantasy over the past five games. Number. Seven. BogBog provides everything but blocks.

Rui Hachimura

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

Continues to start but only played 23 minutes. You can probably say sayonara to Hachimura. He’s losing playing time and, even when he plays, Rui doesn’t contribute much outside of points and boards.

Bradley Beal

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 3 8 0 0 2 2/6 8/18 2/2

Beal and Hield definitely had a duel…..to see who could suck the worst.

Davis Bertans

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 6 2 1 1 0 4/9 4/10 0

Played 29 minutes off the bench. Top 65 player on the season. Top 30 player over the past six games. Top 20 player over the past three games! Bertans is providing tons of tres, but it’s been the boost in boards and dimes which have truly bumped his value. The percentages have been very good as well.

Moritz Wagner

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 11 4 0 0 2 0/2 6/9 0

Played 19 minutes. He’s averaging less than 20 minutes per game, but Wagner has been very productive. He’s providing points, tres, boards, and some dimes. He’s also shooting 63% from the field!!! That’s not going to last, so enjoy it for now.

Jordan McRae

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 3 4 1 0 2 1/2 4/9 3/3

Played 24 minutes off the bench. Isaiah Thomas was in foul trouble, so McRae got some extra run.

Taurean Prince

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 11 5 0 0 2 2/7 6/14 0

Every once in a while, Taurean makes us think this Prince can indeed be a king. Then we are thumped back down to reality. Prince is more of a volume play because he gets plenty of run (29.9 mpg), but he’s only shooting 40% on the season from the field.

Jarrett Allen

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 10 1 1 0 0 0 5/9 8/11

Top 50 player over the past seven games, as he’s been averaging 13.3 points, 10.3 boards, 0.9 steals, and 1 block. He’s been shooting 70% from the field!!! Ha! Keep in mind he only receives 25.4 minutes of run per game.

Spencer Dinwiddie

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 4 4 0 0 0 3/8 7/17 13/14

Top 15 player in five starts this season!!! When Kyrie Irving and Caris LeVert return, though, the clock will strike midnight and Dinwiddie will return to being a top 100 player.

Marcus Morris Sr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 4 0 1 0 3 7/8 9/17 1/2

And now…..Ladies and gentlemen…..Everyone in Madison Square Garden….Get out of your seats and show your support for the new King of New York…..Marcuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuussss……Mooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrriiiiiisissssssssssssss!!!!!! Lol. He has a usage rate over 26 the past seven games and is jacking up 16 shots per game! And he’s providing close to four tres per. Top 40-50 player right now. What a time to be alive.

Kevin Knox

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

Knox got the start for R. J. Barrett (illness) and predictably sucked in 18 minutes worth of action.

Dario Saric

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 17 2 0 1 0 4/6 7/11 0

Mario with the D brought….the D! Yaaaaaaaassss! Where did the boards comes from, though? Coming into last night’s game, he had two games with double digit boards. Coming into last night’s game, he had a TOTAL of 89 boards.

Devin Booker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 1 5 0 0 5 1/7 8/13 1/1

Booker saw the epic duel that Beal and Hield had, so he wanted to get in on the suckiness.

Cheick Diallo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 6 1 0 1 2 0 10/12 2/2

Played 36 minutes off the bench. Frank Kaminsky was in foul trouble so….Waiter! Cheick please! Gratiuty is not included and I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t pay, because how many more times will you be eating at the Diallo Diner?

Elie Okobo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 2 4 1 0 0 3/4 6/11 1/2

Played 28 minutes off the bench. With Ricky Rubio out, Okobo has logged 28, 22, 20, and 18 minutes the past four games. Not bad. Points, dimes, and tres have been produced, but is only viable with Rubio out.

Paul Millsap

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 5 0 0 0 0 2/5 6/12 9/9

Top 50 player on the season! Millsap is providing points, tres, boards, good percentages, and some defensive stats. And he’s only averaging 27 minutes per game on the season, although that number has ticked up to 29 over the past three games. Is this a PM Dawn?

Nikola Jokic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 13 5 2 0 1 0/1 4/9 0

What a freaking Jokic!!! With that said, I shall buy all day, all night, all week, all month, all whatever else there is.

Jamal Murray

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 7 3 1 0 0 4/11 9/21 0

Top 40 player on the year. The shooting efficiency hasn’t been great, but the steals have increased dramatically from last year. He also provides a nice amount of points, tres, boards, and dimes.

Will Barton

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

Similar line to Murray. Awww, so cute. Barton has been so good this season. The field goal percentage, dimes, steals, boards, points, and tres have been lovely. The health has been good and he’s averaging close to 32 mpg on the season.

Brandon Ingram

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 8 5 0 1 2 3/7 9/22 3/3

Still a top 20 player since returning from injury. The usage rate remains above 30 and he’s contributing across the board, especially in the defensive cats. As a Lakers fan, I’m sad but happy at the same time. I had a love/hate relationship with Ingram while he was here, but he grew on me as the years went by. It was the leap from the summer after his rookie to his second year that got me. I saw the aggressiveness on offense during the Summer League and you could see that the shot developed. With that said, he allowed the Lakers to get Anthony Davis so…..

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Montrezl Harrell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
34 12 2 1 2 0 0 13/18 8/10

A career high for Montrezl my Hizl Nizl Fo Shizl. It was just one of those nights. How do I know? Because the career 63% shooter from the line shot 80% from the charity stripe last night.

  1. Yong says:
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    Hey Son!

    Need your inputs on my team in a 10-team league, no IR, 13cats: FG%, FT%, 3P%, 3PM, FTM, OREB, DREB, AST, STL, BLK, TO, PF, PTS.

    Jrue, Conley
    Don Mitchell, Hield
    Tatum, Middleton
    LMA, John Collins
    Vucevic, Turner, Bam

    I’m 3-2 atm, but it’s been tough and will be the next 4-5 weeks with injuries/suspension.
    Overall, I think I could use more ‘stocks’ with my punt assist-ish build, what do you think?
    I think Isaac could help, what would be a fair package assuming his owner could use a SG/C?
    Thanks in advance.

    • Son says:
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      Having two open spots hurts for sure.

      When healthy, the team actually looks very strong. While assists are your weakest cat, you’re pretty strong there. As for the defensive cats, you’re good there as well. Blocks are probably your strongest cat.

      As for Isaac, he’s a top 10 player for fantasy right now, so I’d imagine the price would be high to acquire. In addition, I don’t think he’s necessary for your squad and you probably don’t have the depth to give up two for one.

  2. Maximus98 says:
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    Hey man, wonderful post as always. Just wanted to take a quick moment to appreciate what u doing for us, less experienced fantasy bball players. Always answering every comment, even on weekends, taking time to explain stuff and etc. Thanks, man, and keep up good work!

    • Son says:
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      Much appreciated, Maxiumus.

  3. miles proudfoot says:
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    Nicely said Maximus.

    My big men have been a problem so far, I’m getting desperate. How would you rank WCS, Wagner, Theis? Thank you!

    • Son says:
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      Theis, WCS, Wagner

  4. Tony C says:
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    Would you drop Ntilikina to pickup Noel, Hart or House? My team in 9-cat, 10 team H2H league:

    PG Simmons, Brogdon, Bledsoe, Ntilikina
    SG Harden, Hield
    SF Barton, Bog Bog
    PF Aldridge, Nance
    C Valancuinas, Richaun, Gobert

    Thanks for you advice as always.

    • Son says:
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      For House

  5. Everybody Loves Draymond says:
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    12 team, 9 cat H2H

    Ingles was dropped. He’s been pretty bad but I grabbed him and dropped Terrance Ross. Good move? Do you think Ingles comes around?

    • Son says:
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      I’m good with it. Our resident Jazz expert and fan, Viz, thinks Ingles will be fine. Nobody Beats the Viz so if he’s good with Ingles, I’m good with Ingles

  6. Trader says:
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    Out of this list, please rank top two in order of guys who will help me in March (yes, we assume you have a crystal ball!) I punt FG% and turnovers but have a strong team in our 12 teamer, h2h so can be patient.

    Baynes, Noel, Bertans, Robinson, Gasol, White, Crowder, Jaxson, E Gordon, Elfrid, Monk, Bowman, WCS, Looney, B Brown, Chriss

    Thanks!

    • Son says:
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      Looney and Robinson

  7. Hamtime says:
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    1. would you drop norman powell to stash josh hart
    2. looney or dwight powell

    • Son says:
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      1) yes
      2) looney

  8. Christopher Yu says:
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    Need some help evaluating a trade – 12 team h2h 9 cat – currently 2nd place in the league, guy who offered the trade is 1st

    I give up: Lamarcus, SGA, J. Lamb
    I get back: Beal, Wendell Carter, Deandre Hunter

    My team is currently:
    Harden
    Smart
    Conley
    Lamb
    PJ tucker
    Lamarcus
    Thomas Bryant
    SGA
    Paschall
    Will Barton
    Favors
    Baynes
    John Collins
    Vucevic

    • Son says:
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      I like it for you. It’s a short-term negative for you, but when your squad gets healthy, it makes your squad stronger

      • Christopher Yu says:
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        Thanks! Just accepted the trade. I like Beal’s potential.

        • Son says:
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          Beal is the best player in the deal. Good luck!

  9. Mr. Blast says:
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    Ayyyyo!

    Hope you had a great weekend Son!

    Do you see anywhere to fit Looney on my team ?

    Jrue/Conley/Lowry/Rozier
    Oubre/Levert/Tucker/Herro/Jabari
    Jokic/Vucevic/Bryant/Holmes/Noel/Bertans

    Kind of got the injury bug at the moment, but I’ll be ok.

    I’m loving the Holmes pick up from earlier in the season. He is really under rated in hoops.

    And I’m glad I swooped in on Bertans. He’s hot right now.

    Thanks for all you do bud!

    • Son says:
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      Ayyyyo!

      I had a good weekend. Thanks! Hope the same for you.

      I think I’d rather have Looney than Noel.

      Much appreciated, Mr. Blast. Thanks for reading

  10. Cohen says:
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    SON, needs not an issue
    Drop Barton,Kennard or Devonte Graham for Fournier or hold?

    • Son says:
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      Kennard for Fourner

      • Looney Tunes says:
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        Hey Son! Hope everything is great on your end. What’s your projection for Looney? How good do you expect him to be?

        • Son says:
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          I like Looney. Should provide points, boards, defensive stats, and good fg%. I’m thinking he gets most of the center minutes, as Kerr said as much over the summer. We shall see though, especially since he’s been injured

          • Looney tunes says:
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            Would you drop Kuzma for Looney? I have a surplus in 3s.

            • Son says:
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              I would

  11. Tom Vrijders says:
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    Pff I am the proud owner of Markkanen…. What in gods name should i do with this guy?

    Bench him (weekly league)/ drop him/ start him?

    Your thoughts?

    • Son says:
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      Tonight is the night!!!!

      • Tom Vrijders says:
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        Damn u must be a very religious man! Keep the faith lol

        • Son says:
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          If he can’t do it against Melo, then…..there is no hope

  12. Jeff Aces says:
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    Hello Son,

    Would you trade JJJ and SGA FOR Bagley and a 2020 1st rd pick (s/b top 5 pick)

    My team:

    PG: Fox/Shai/Rozier/Aaron Holiday
    SG: Harden/Lamb/hardaway/danuel house
    SF: Antetokounmpo/Hayward/Oubre/crowder/Winder
    PF: JJJ/Isaac/Nance/ Fernando/Gafford/kleeber
    C: Jokic/Sabonis/Poeltl/Goga

    • Son says:
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      I would not

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