Is Morant a physical marvel? Ja.

Can Morant dunk on anyone? Ja.

Does Morant jump higher than a flea? Ja.

Can Morant score with the best of them? Ja.

Is Morant about the sharing and caring life? Ja.

Does he get his 211 on? Ja.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
35 5 10 1 0 4 2/3 11/18 11/14

Is Morant consistent? Naw.

Is he great for fantasy? Naw.

Does he get his Mutombo on? Naw.

Ja has scored 35 and 44 points on the season. He’s dished out at least 10 dimes in seven games. He’s messed around once this season. With that said, there have been plenty of duds on the season. He’s scored fewer than 20 points 15 times. As a result, he’s just outside the top 100 on the season. Once he gets more consistent and provides more tres and steals, Ja will rule the fantasy streets.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

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Frank Ntilikina

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 2 0 0 0 1 3/3 5/7 0

Got the start because Derrick Rose and (health protocols) and Elfrid Payton (hamstring) were out and played 25 minutes. With a name like Ntilikina, you’d think he’d be an assassin but he’s more of a move the joystick back and press B kind of player.

Immanuel Quickley

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 4 4 1 0 2 6/13 8/21 4/4

In 29 minutes off the bench. Start him, you cowards! Over the last four games, he’s averaged 19.7 minutes, 18.3 points, 3.3 tres, 2.8 boards, 1.8 dimes, and 1 steal while garnering a 35.1 usage rate!!! L. O. L.ย  Let us all rise up and exalt his name….

Nerlens Noel

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

In 37 minutes. He’s played 37, 40, and 41 minutes the last three games. The Taj Gibson has been closed for business and Mitchell Robinson’s neighborhood is being renovated, so Noel has graced us with plenty of boards and blocks. As long as Gibson and Robinson are out, Noel will continue getting insane run.

Trey Lyles

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 5 2 2 0 0 4/6 7/13 0

Got the start because LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) did not play. Lyles has started the last four games and played 30, 27, 36, and 26 minutes. The Spurs have had a ton of injuries and Covid-related absences so this is not the New World Order. It’s about as real as the WMD in Iraq.

Luka Samanic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 7 1 1 1 4 3/5 5/7 1/2

HalleLuka!!! Oh, wrong Luka. My bad. Samanic played 20 minutes and has received 17, 14, and 19 minutes the prior three games. The Spurs have been short-handed so when everyone is healthy, he will go back to cheerleading. Prior to this recent stretch of games, Samanic had played a total of 11 minutes on the season.

Will Barton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 8 5 1 1 2 2/6 6/11 0

Barton has scored 14, 14, and 15 points in the last three games and contributed boards, dimes, and defensive stats. This is not normal. Has the moon’s gravitational pull been more potent recently? Because something is up. Despite averaging a tick under 30 minutes a game, Barton is a top 200 player, averaging 11.4 points, 1.5 tres, 3.9 boards, 3.1 dimes, 0.8 steals, and 0.4 blocks while shooting 42% from the field and 75% from the line.

Nikola Jokic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
37 10 11 2 0 2 2/3 15/23 5/5

The 50th time Jokic has messed around in his career! THE numero uno player for fantasy on a per-game basis.

P. J. Dozier

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 2 1 0 0 0 2/5 8/17 1/2

In 23 minutes off the bench. The Nuggets demolished the Bucks, 128-97, so P. J. bullDoziered his way to a 33.8 usage rate and 17 shot attempts. Thank you, I’ll be here all night. Since returning from a 15-game absence, Dozier has played 14, 18, and 23 minutes.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 8 3 1 2 3 0/3 10/15 7/10

Only played 33 minutes as the Bucks got spanked. He had played 40 and 38 minutes the prior two games. Budenholzer got cute last season by going galaxy brain and not playing his best player as much as possible. G is his meal ticket. Nom nom nom.

The Hawks and Heat decided to play only three quarters last night, with the Hawks winning 94-80. Looking at that score takes me back 30 years, especially those Pat Riley Knicks teams. The Heat scored 17 points in the first quarter and 14 points in the fourth quarter. Yuck. Granted, no Jimmy Butler (knee) but still. No blurbs for them!!!

ย Trae Young

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 3 10 1 0 8 4/9 5/12 4/5

Poor shooting and high turnovers keep Trae from being elite, and both were on full display last night. My Chinese mother-in-law was ecstatic about the 8 turnovers. At least someone was happy.

Clint Capela

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 17 0 0 1 5 0 5/10 0

Capela is a top 30 player on the season. He’s failed to grab double-digit boards in only three games this season and hasn’t gotten his Mutombo on in four games. He has nine 20/10 games with one of those a 20/20 one. I can see clearly now!

Paul George

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
32 5 4 1 0 2 5/15 12/26 3/3

Kawhi Leonard (back) was a late scratch so PG had to get R-rated. Without Kawhi on the court, George sees a four percent usage bump to 33. Last night, that number was 36.1. He did all that he could do but it wasn’t enough as the Celtics defeated the Clippers, 117-112. Since returning from injury, PG has been a top 50 player. He will get back to top 25 form sooner than later. He just needs to stay healthy.

Reggie Jackson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 3 7 0 0 3 5/6 10/14 0

Got the start for Kawhi and played 37 minutes. The 25 points were a season-high but I wouldn’t make too much of it. Prior to last night, he played 3 and 11 minutes. If only it were October.

Kemba Walker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 4 6 0 0 1 6/12 8/19 3/4

The Green Label went down mighty smooth last night. Over the last six games, Walker has been a top 25 player, averaging 33.7 minutes, 23.5 points, 3.8 tres, 3.7 boards, 5.5 dimes, 1.2 steals, and 0.5 blocks while shooting 43% from the field and 91% from the line. The turnovers have been low at 1.7 per game and he’s garnered a 28.1 usage rate. He’s been attempting 18.5 shots per game! He was shooting 38% from the field on the season. Over the last five years, he’s consistently been in the 43 to 44% range. Walker is not going to play in back-to-backs, but he looks to have regained his form. Now, he won’t be a top 25 player but top 70 perhaps?

Robert Williams III

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

In 22 minutes off the bench. Start him, cowards!!! Over the last eight games, he’s been a top 80 player despite playing only 18.3 minutes per game. The free-throw shooting sucks but he’s elite in blocks and field goal percentage. His length and pogo stick hops make him unstoppable as a lob finisher. He’d make an excellent Mortal Kombat character.

The Suns defeated the Lakers 114-104 and only one player scored over 20 points…..

And it was Super Mario with a D.

Dario Saric

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 5 3 1 0 2 2/5 7/17 5/6

In 26 minutes off the bench. The 26 minutes were the second-most on the season and highest amount of run since early January. Unfortunately, Super Mario with a D doesn’t provide the D, but he can score and drain tres.

Mikal Bridges

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 6 5 0 0 2 3/6 6/10 4/4

Over the last seven games, Bridges has been a top 40 player. He’s entered the 1/1/1 club, although on the season, he’s 0.3 steals light of membership. Get to work! Bridges is the new Otto Porter, as he provides a little something something in every cat with excellent efficiency.

Markieff Morris

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 6 0 1 2 2 2/3 5/6 0

Made his fourth straight start but played 34 minutes in this one because Marc Gasol and Kyle Kuzma were out, along with Anthony Davis. With Gasol and Kuzma playing, Morris was playing in the mid-20s. Morris can provide points, tres, and boards. Don’t expect the D like last night. Strange night all around.

LeBron James

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
38 5 6 2 1 3 3/8 16/24 3/5

Number 11 player over the last four games. He’s doing everything except converting his free throws. The Gods are like, no mortal should be able to have everything. So they lowered the slider on the easiest thing imaginable. I get it.

Alex Caruso

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

Played 20 minutes but left the game with a neck sprain.

Brandon Clarke

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 5 2 4 0 1 1/1 6/9 1/2

Received the start and played 34 minutes because Kyle Anderson (illness) was out. Clarke usually only plays in the low-20s but, as a starter, he’s a top 60 player getting 29.7 minutes of run. The percentages are excellent, turnovers are low, and he contributes a little something something in every cat, with the strength in boards. It seems that Clarke found his Lewis and their expedition for playing time was a successful one.

De’Anthony Melton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 4 5 2 0 0 6/10 6/11 2/2

In 26 minutes off the bench. Play him more, cowards!!! Over the last four games, Melton has been a top 50 player despite averaging only 19.1 minutes. <insert shrug emoji> The usage rate is a decent 20.6 on the season but he only hoists eight shots per game. Therefore, the points will rarely be voluminous but he provides tres with a sprinkling of boards, dimes, and steals.

Russell Westbrook

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 6 15 3 0 8 3/7 8/16 4/9

Bradley Beal

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 6 5 1 0 6 1/4 8/18 6/6

Awwwww, so cute. They wore matching stat lines.

  1. Tony says:
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    YO! lurker here…. but need some help.

    14 team keeper, been running over 20 years! H2H fpts league, keep 4 each year with salaries, deduct their salaries from $200 and that’s what you get to purchase 4 players at our LIVE auction. Then we do a SNAKE reserve draft and choose 5 more players to round out a 13 player roster ๐Ÿ˜‰ Those players salaries are $9, 7, 5, 3, and last pick is $1 guy.

    stats are a little wonky
    points =1
    rebs= 1.7
    assists =3
    treys =4
    stls= 4.4
    blocks= 6.5

    I can’t decide if I’m buying or selling.

    I own Harden at $64, prices honestly almost don’t matter in this league bc you need elite players. I’ll never throw harden back until he’s washed up…. The best players RARELY go back…. with that being said having money at the draft (the difference in your keeps and $200) is crucial….

    I’ve been offered

    $16 Devonte Graham, $20 serge, $24 wiggins

    for my $79 Anthony Davis! $1 norm powell, and $7 patrick williams

    I guess do you think AD comes back and does much this year, are they just cruising along and getting him healthy for a run? Is Devonte Grahams outlook bleek in CHA with Lamelo emerging and rozier, etc…. Is norm powell tough to give up at $1 or is he just on a little hot run. Thoughts on Patrick Williams?

    I guess maybe more than anything do you think Devonte comes back sooner than AD because if I’m attemping to go for it this year I’m not sure I can do that with AD on my roster. Not sure this is the move I want to sell AD for though…. the old mortgage the future to go for it now. AD at that price makes it a little easier to let go….. anyways, lots of my thoughts, what are yours, thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Sup, Tony the Lurker. At least you ain’t Tony the Peeping Tom.

      Love the league setup and it’s awesome you guys been going 20 years strong. I’m hoping the same with the RDA.

      I’m keeping AD. He should be back shortly after the ASB.

  2. Trader says:
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    My team has been stumbling around against bad teams the past two weeks. Winning h2h but barely when crushing the competition would have vaulted me into second place. Instead I am now tied for third so no panic but team does not feel like a chip squad. Been losing points, 3โ€™s regularly. Winning FG and FT % each week.

    12cats league, 12 teamer for context.
    Many, many questions for you! Earn that money….

    1. Any swaps from the WW: Quickly, Melton, Lou, Sato, Stewart the best of the group.
    2. Focused on 2nd half volume with Memphis and SA players. Here are some trade ideas I am noodling around with. Please say- Yay or Nay to each.
    A. Poeltl for my B Lopez
    B. Poeltl for my Portis
    D. Slo Mo for my B Lopez
    E. JVal for my Horford and B Lopez
    F. JVal for my Horford and Portis
    G. JVal and Ingles for my Horford, B Lopez and Portis

    My team:
    Harden, CP3, McConnell
    Beal, Bledsoe, D White, BogBog
    Middleton, Keldon
    Horford, Portis
    Ayton, Holmes, B Lopez
    IR: JJJ

    • Son

      Son says:
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      1) Naw
      2 A) Yay
      B) Yah
      C) What happened to C?
      D) Nay
      E) Yay
      F) Yay
      G) Yay

      • Trader says:
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        C) was going to involve Ayton for Morant and a piece but I decided against it cuz the owner loves Ja way too much…..and then I forgot to re-order my questions.

        I think I like F and B the best as I have no trust in Portis. He was a claim so no attachment there!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          I witchu

          • Trader says:
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            Sluggish trading league. Ugh.

            One other idea:
            My Horford and BogBog for his Powell and Slo Mo???

            • Son

              Son says:
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              Meh

              • Trader says:
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                Horford trade potential is blurring my vision. JJJ may eat up minutes from Slo Mo too. Thank you

                • Son

                  Son says:
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                  Indeed it is

  3. Juan Canasta says:
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    Is offering SlowMo and Poetl plus a pick swap for Zingis something I should consider? I grabbed Poetl for his blocks, and he hasn’t disappointed. His FT% is horrendous but also low volume, so I’m sort of torn on what to do about him and SlowMo (who picks up a good smattering of stats more often than not, but whose minutes are inconsistent and FT + scoring kinda low). I could also drop him for Bojan. Or maybe I’m just bored and I have a solid team and should shut up and enjoy the ride.

    12-team, h2h, 9-cat keeper (I’m ranked 2nd)
    Lowry, Smart, LaMelo, Beal, J.Harris, SlowMo, Barnes, Wood, Jokic, Vala, Poetl

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’d upgrade to KP if you can.

  4. Cohen says:
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    Looking for defensive stats
    Plumlee or Kanter?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Plumlee

  5. Rick says:
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    Hii Son,

    My team:
    Kyrie,fournier,sexton,levert,oladipo
    Tobias,keldon,derozan
    Embiid,siakam,WCJ

    Would you trade sexton + WCJ for jerami ?? h2h,9cat

    Thanks Son

  6. Trader says:
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    Quietly, Patrick Williams is playing a bit better. Streamed him a few times when OPJ went out hoping to have him do enough to stick on my roster but to no avail. Like the blocks and playing time but need a few more boards. Markk being out clouds this too I imagine.

    Second thought is if Melton got run, he has value especially with their schedule. But there are a lot of mouths to feed in Memphis I guess as his playing time is inconsistent.

    Both are on my radar in case Portis continues to scuffle. Thoughts?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      He has been. Yeah, the injuries have helped him for sure.

      Both situations are tough but I prefer Melton

  7. Rick says:
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    Hii Son,

    My team:
    Kyrie,fournier,sexton,levert,oladipo
    Tobias,keldon,derozan
    Embiid,siakam,WCJ

    Would you trade sexton + WCJ for jerami ?? h2h,9cat,14 teams

    Thanks Son

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Iโ€™m good with the trade. Who are you replacing that open slot with?

      • Rick says:
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        I’m thinking first option open slot for streaming or second option pick up someone in waiver. What do you think ??

        waiver list : adams, batum, love, galinari, d’lo, devonte, wiseman, nance, josh rich

        • Son

          Son says:
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          I like the plan

  8. Trader says:
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    Several drops before yesterdayโ€™s tip have got my attention. Josh Jackson, Tate, Quickly and Batum. I grew tired of Portis so grabbed Payton who paid me off on Thursday. Steals!!!! So Portis is available by my own hand.
    Any swaps? Nine cat, h2h.

    Harden, CP3, McConnell, Payton
    Beal, D White, Bog Bog, Bledsoe
    Middleton, Keldon
    Horford, JJJ
    Ayton, Holmes, B Lopez

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I like Jackson

      • Trader says:
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        Great comeback story for him. Who do I drop?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Payton

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