It’s amazing how quickly things can change in the NBA. A few weeks ago, Jeremy Lin was the talk of the town. Linsanity was in full swing. The kid was getting shoe deals, standing ovations in Madison Square Garden and a slew of racist headlines. Times were good. But now, it’s like no one knows he even exists anymore. Go under the knife for a necessary knee surgery and your celebrity dies in a fiery explosion. Linsanity is dead. Hudsanity, however, is just beginning. Lester Hudson has been throwing down ridiculous numbers off the bench in Cleveland since Kyrie Irving suffered his shoulder injury, and he’s got the same rags-to-riches story Lin has. He played in China and in the D-League before getting his shot, and now he’s the proud owner of 15-point, 4.4-rebound and 4-assist per game averages. The Cavaliers play on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. If you’re in the fantasy playoffs, you’re going to want Hudsanity on your squad for the weekend.


Greivis Vasquez – Jarrett Jack is likely done for the season with an injured ankle. He hurt it when he slipped in a pool of wax that he uses to make his dome so shiny. His replacement, Vasquez, has 13.4/7.6 in five games since being put in the starting five, with three double-doubles in that stretch. Shimmy him into your lineup.

Danny GreenDanny Green has a soft spot for old people. He finds their wrinkly appearance soothing, their technological indifference adorable and their affinity for hard candies wonderful for his sweet tooth. Which is exactly why he loves playing for the Spurs so much. While he’s on the court posting very serviceable lines, Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker are resting their brittle bones on the pine. You know that feeling you get when your grandmother asks you what the internet is? That’s how Danny Green feels every day in San Antonio.

Derranthony Randilliams – After suffering a concussion this week, Kevin Love is at risk of not playing again for the rest of the season. (I’ll pause for a second while everyone that owns him weeps uncontrollably. You all back? Good.) In his stead, you might want to look at teammates Anthony Randolph and Derrick Williams. Ant-Rand posted 28/6 and 16/9 in two games since Love went down and looks to be locked in right now. D-Will had 27/8 in his first game but just 4/5 as a starter in the next. But both could be nice plays to close the year out.

J.J. Hickson – “The sun was shining, the birds were chirping and that sinking feeling that had stayed with him throughout the season had finally disappeared. After months of pain, Hickson finally got to leave Sacramento.” That’s what two-weeks ago Josh told you. Now LaMarcus Aldridge might be shut down for the season, and Hickson is firmly implanted as a starter. WHY WON’T YOU AD HIM?!? WHY WON’T YOU LOVE ME?!?

Kevin Seraphin – K-Ser is a 6-foot-9 center from France. On most teams in the league, he plays 7 minutes per game, averages 2.1 points and 1.3 boards and goes on his merry way. Yet the dude is averaging 19 points and eight rebounds in his last seven games. As a starter. The Washington Wizards, everybody.


Charles Jenkins – Jenkins is a starter the same way Thabo Sefolosha is a starter: he technically takes the floor with the first team every night, but you know Mark Jackson is chomping at the bit to get Nate Robinson into the game to replace Jenkins. Its Nate-Rob’s world now; Jenkins is just producing shoddy per-minute stats in it.

Drew Gooden – His back is spasm-ing iut of control. It’s been popping unhealthy amounts of ecstasy, heading out to all the local Milwaukee clubs and just gyrating itself all over the floor with the reckless abandon of a drunk college freshman. He’s only played twice in his last five, and the Bucks only play three times next week. There might be better options out there.

Byron Mullens – I told you to add him last week. With gusto, too. Lord Byron was going to be my everything. We were going to take long walks on the beach, stay up all night talking and maybe even get happily married in a classy ceremony on Martha’s Vineyard one day. The Bobcats had a 5-game week on the horizon, and he had just come off a bonkers stretch where averaged 19/9 in five games. It was all going according to plan until he started throwing down 5/5 in his last three. Now our marriage is in shambles and he sits on the waiver wire with nothing but dreams of what could’ve been.

Glen Davis – Five double-doubles in his last six games. That’s all well and good, but he’s done with Dwight Howard sitting on the bench with a back injury. And for as long as Dwight is out, Big Baby should continue posting gaudy numbers. But as soon as Dwight returns (probably Sunday or Wednesday), it’ll all be over. There’s only room for one monstrous malcontent on the floor at a time. Everyone knows that.

  1. I thought for a minute that Derranthony was a real name. Not to sound like a racist old man, but in a world of LeBrons and DeShawns, Derranthony is not too far out there.

    And what’s the deal with that oriental Jeremy Lin? And why do the Jews control Hollywood? And…

  2. Lance says:

    How would you rank the following for the last stretch of games: Parsons, Leonard, Gee and Morris? Mainly looking for points, rebounds and steals. I’m thinking Leonard because of the upcoming matchups. Thanks!

    • Josh Vitale says:

      @Lance, I like Keonard too, but I always fear that he’ll get Popoviched. I would go with Gee because he’s got the most games left on the sched, and you know the minutes will be there.

  3. MrHappyTime says:

    Would you drop Ryan Anderson for Big Baby since Dwights supposed to be out the next 10 days?

    • Josh Vitale says:

      @MrHappyTime, If you value rebounds more than points/threes, then maybe. But RyNo has been petty good this season. If you need boards, go with the big baby, but if you’re just looking for overall production, I’d stick with RyNo.

  4. Shawn says:

    hey man, would u keep bosh or Ibak for a keeper next season?

    • @Shawn, Sure, I would keep Bosh or Ibak. Maybe even both.

      Oh, is that an either or question? Well, I’d rather have Bosh, because he’s better in every category except blocks.

  5. Shawn says:

    also would u trade wade for bynum in a league that counts oboards /dboards

    • @Shawn, it depends what I’m trading.

  6. Shawn says:

    when is adam back? u don’t cut it bro
    stick with checkers

    • @Shawn, hmmmmmm, no, no, I think we’ll keep Josh.

  7. Shawn says:

    sorry but josh doesn’t know nearly as much as Adam, read his posts.. he’s a big step down from adam sorry bud, facts.

  8. Shawn says:

    also bosh is soft, very very soft, I see ibaka getting more boards next season, more block, maybe not 20 plus points like bosh can sometimes do but ibaka can also do that… try thinking ahead. thanks though

  9. Shawn says:

    who is this chris d00d, is it possible he’s worse then josh? read his comments

    @Shawn, it depends what I’m trading.
    I just told u….wade/bynum, I know wade is rated higher but the league is board heavy, so i was debating, thought i would ask someone here, this is the only time here ive had to deal with two boneheads, Ive been reading adams blogs for years, he’s always a professional, unlike these clowns, also his reads are not only funny yet informative, hey, how about u make fun of my spelling, crackin on a 15 year old gets u off or what? Ill be back when he’s back
    obs this ship is sinking with these two boneheads.
    peace d00d.( d00d means ass) just incase you didnt know
    GL< thanks for the help, be proud.

    • @Shawn, okay, ciao.

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