Chandler Parsons had a good night, and you can trust me because it would be rude to lie. Everyone’s favorite or second favorite male Friends character, Chandler finished with 21 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists, a steal and a block. He’s like a mini LeBron! He’s had 3, maybe 4 impressive games out of 6. He’s not going to win you a championship by himself, but he’s a nice player to have.
LeBron James – Hey, it’s the full-sized LeBron! I really don’t like to talk about superstars too much, unless their muscles have torn or detached, but James’ 30 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks mark some sort of NBA record (6 games with at least 30 points). More impressive to me is the last time he scored fewer than 24 points was January 12, a month ago. His February averages are 30/8/6/2/1.
Jonas Valanciunas – In 32 minutes, he earned 8 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks. The kid has a bright future, but I suspect this is what we get from him for the rest of this season (weirdly, Amir Johnson almost had an identical line – 8 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks).
DeMarcus Cousins – Oh, my Cousins, how I’ve longed for you! *sips water* The Line of DeMarcation was drawn last night as Cousins tallied 23 points, 7 rebounds, a sexy 4 assists and a de-friggin-licious 5 steals. He’s averaging better than 2 steals per game this month, which is curiously much better than his blocks per game. I guess if you’re going to forego blocks for another stat, you should pick the one that’s even more valuable to fantasy owners.
Jamaal Tinsley – Speaking of steals, James Tinsel finished the night with 6 points, 0 boards, 6 assists and 4 steals. I was debating dropping Metta World Peace (17/8/1/4/1) given his lackluster performances the past few days, and JT’s steals were enticing, but I can’t own a guy who averages 3 or 4 points per night. I already enjoyed my time with Jason Kidd.
Jermaine O’Neal – He double doubled, going for 13 points, 15 rebounds and throwing in 4 dimes as well. The last time he did that was back in November, which I am trouble troubled by. However, he had 5 blocks last night and 9 in the past 3 games, which suddenly makes him an interesting card to play.
Serge Ibaka – I-blocka spent most of his night doing what he does, accumulated 7 blocks to go with 10 points, 3 boards and a steal. The steal was actually Ibaka trying to block what he thought was a low altitude shot.
Anthony Randolph – With 16 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks, Randolph showed what some playing time will let him do. Too bad for him he will only see such time while the Nuggs continue to suffer injuries/illness.
Andrew Bogut – On the night, 6 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists, and a block. Bogut is like Ricky Rubio Redux, a B player who was treated like an A+ superstar upon return from injury. Bogut’s been averaging 8.5/8.5 with 3 assists and a block every game, which is fine (although he’s only had 2 blocks in the past 5 games), but it’s not MVP calibur. All I’m tryin to say is, don’t sell the farm to pay the mortgage, or, um, keep Bogut in perspective, know what he offers, and don’t pretend he’s more or less. Mooooo.
Portland Trail Blazers – They really need a bench player.