Now that Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror, all hands are on deck for Christmas. The neighbors adorn the houses with electric bling, the empty lots are filled with trees standing in Terracotta formation, and we all become tolerant of elevator music. It’s a happy time indeed. Beep. Boop. Bop. You know how you can always be happy? By using the Stocktonator. In fact, one could say that it’s a jubilant time with voices singing Jingle Bells and hands literally jingling bells. Guess who was jubilant and jingled something last night in the NBA?

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
31 4 2 1 2 2 2/8 10/19 9/9

Jaren Jackson Jr. was unbelievable. The 31 points were a season-high and he jingled the stat box to make sure there was a little something something in each box. He was in foul trouble….again….What else is new? But at least he was able to navigate around it. Now, before you take off your clothes and run around jingling your parts, know that Jonas Valanciunas and Brandon Clarke were both unable to play. Coach Jenkins had no choice but to leave him out there. With that said, this is the ceiling that JJJ can access. He’s young, but it’s only a matter of time before he contributes these kind of lines on a consistent basis. Don’t expect that to happen this season, so expect the inconsistencies, but mental masturbate over what the future entails.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

 

Eric Paschall

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24 9 6 0 0 3 2/2 9/11 4/5

Someone call 911 because my erection has lasted for longer than four hours. What a performance from Paschall. The dimes were a season high and he’s not usually a generous fellow, so don’t expect many going forward. In addition, he doesn’t contribute the D. Good thing he’s not in the sex video business. What Paschall does is score and grab some boards. He has scored double figures in all but three games this season. The efficiency has been good as well. What happens when the Warriors get healthy?

Kevon Looney

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

Made his season debut, got the start, and played 15 minutes. Looney will provide boards and blocks, but it’s going to take some time to get the minutes ramped up. Don’t go all Looney with your expectations just yet.

The Warriors scored 79 points and rolled out a starting lineup of Paschall, Looney, Glenn Robinson III, Willie Cauley-Stein, and Alec Burks. LOL. No more blurbs for you!!!

De’Andre Hunter

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 4 1 2 0 1 2/6 6/14 4/4

Hunter has been producing better lines as the season has progressed. With that said, his fantasy value has been underwhelming. Hunter plays a ton of minutes, but his only contributions are in points, tres, and boards. You’d think the defensive contributions would be more, but it is what it is. What really kills him is the poor shooting efficiency. Now, he left last night’s game due to a dislocated finger.

Damian Jones

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 8 1 1 0 2 0 6/8 4/4

Continues to start at center and played 26 minutes last night. Jones isn’t a great fantasy asset, but if you need some points and blocks, Jones can be of service.

DeAndre’ Bembry

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

Got the start and played 28 minutes. Bembry does provide across-the-board production, although the offensive aspect of his game is lacking. When the Hawks are healthy, Bembry will be relegated back to the bench.

Domantas Sabonis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 14 8 0 0 3 0/1 9/18 0

Aaaaaaaaaallllllmmmmmmmmooooooooooossssstt messed around. If you’ve ever seen clips of poppa Sabonis, you knew the passing acumen was in the tool box. With that said, he hasn’t messed around yet. It’s going to happen at some point, though.

Malcolm Brogdon

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 6 9 0 0 3 2/5 7/13 3/4

Continues to hum along. This Malcolm is way above the middle, as he’s a top 30 player for fantasy and contributes in everything but blocks. He’s shooting 96% on 3.9 attempts from the charity stripe!

Justin Holiday

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 3 1 0 0 2 5/6 5/7 0

I guess all the Holidays are back from….Holiday. Jrue has been balling like many have expected, while brother Justin has been balling like no one anticipated. He’s been a top 40 player over the past five games. The contributions in the defensive categories have been eye-opening. He’s averaged 2 steals and 0.8 blocks over the past five games. <insert shrug emoji> Those numbers are going to regress. If so, then what else is left? Some tres, boards, and a smattering of D.

Solomon Hill

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 6 2 3 0 2 4/6 9/14 0

Got the start and played 33 minutes due to all the injuries. A king this Solomon is not, and you don’t want to die on this Hill, but minutes are minutes, so if he gets them, then he’s a viable streamer. Nothing more.

Tyus Jones

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

Continues to start with Ja Morant out. Many in the fantasy community love Jones, and I get sucked in, but he’s never wowed me when given the chance. The usage is low and the offensive game is lacking. He will contribute dimes and steals, though. There’s a chance that this player could overtake him at some point….

De’Anthony Melton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 9 4 0 0 2 1/2 6/10 3/3

Played 25 minutes off the bench. He looks better than Jones and contributes dimes and steals with more offensive punch.

Dennis Smith Jr.

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4 1 3 0 1 1 0/3 1/7 2/2

Got the start but only played 26 minutes.

R. J. Barrett

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2 0 1 0 1 0 0/2 0/3 2/2

In 20 minutes.

My momma always told me that if you don’t have anything nice to say, shut the [email protected]#! up.

The Knicks lost 88-120 to the Bucks, so no blurbs for you!!!

Giannis Antetokoumpo

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29 15 3 0 0 2 3/4 10/14 6/11

In 22 minutes!!!

No starter for the Bucks played more than 23 minutes. Yes, the Knicks suck. The game was so out of hand that Thanasis Antetokounmpo played 12 minutes and scored 10 points. He had played a total of 4.3 minutes all season entering last night’s game.

Lauri Markkanen

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 7 1 0 0 2 4/8 6/12 4/4

Only the third time all season that Markkanen has scored at least 20 points in a game. He’s too good of a player to be the 175th player for fantasy. At some point, he’s going to get his groove back. Maybe he should seek out Stella.

Zach LaVine

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 1 3 1 0 2 5/7 7/13 9/11

LaVine has been on quite the heater lately. Over the past five games, he’s scored 28, 28, 36, 18, and 49 points. Check out the steal numbers: 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, and 2 over the past six games! A smooth criminal indeed. The usage rate is over 30 and sometimes the shooting efficiency is poor, but he contributes across the board and has 50-burger ceiling.

Tomas Satoransky

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 2 5 1 0 3 0/4 3/9 8/8

Played 34 minutes. That’s now three straight games receiving over 30 minutes of run. I’m glad that rational heads have prevailed in Chicago, as Satoransky is the team’s best choice at point guard. The only thing Sato doesn’t provide for fantasy is blocks, but he contributes everywhere else. If he continues to get the minutes, I forsee him messing around a few times.

Richaun Holmes

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 9 1 1 1 0 0 9/12 2/2

Continues to start and played 33 minutes last night. Orale, Holmes! Top 20 player over the past six games. Holmes provides boards, steals, blocks, excellent field goal percentage, and decent free throw shooting.

Buddy Hield

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 5 4 1 0 1 3/13 9/21 5/6

Shooters shoot, and that is what our Buddy does. Due to the lack of contributions in anything but points and tres, our Buddy is barely a top 100 player.

Rudy Gobert

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 12 2 0 3 1 0 11/15 5/10

Do you remember when we all thought Rudy was nothing but an underdog? Those were entertaining times. Stand up, remove your hat, and pay your respects….

Mike Conley

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
7 2 6 1 1 4 1/2 3/9 0

Only played 23 minutes due to a hamstring injury.

Joe Ingles

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 8 8 2 0 3 2/4 5/10 1/2

Played 31 minutes off the bench, the most since November 18th. If Conley misses an extended period of time, it could be Jingles season again. It is that time of year.

Tobias Harris

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 9 3 1 0 4 1/5 10/23 5/6

Tobias is the C. J. McCollum of forwards. Solid yet unexciting. Has the potential to access ceiling from time to time, but more often than not, will be boringly satisfying. The missionary position of fantasy.

Al Horford

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 8 5 1 2 1 3/3 6/12 2/2

Talk about boring and unexciting. That’s Al Horford. Perenially underappreciated. Did you know that he’s the #34 player for fantasy on the season? Over the past seven games, he’s been the #17 player! Now, some of his value comes from the miniscule turnover rate and excellent percentages, but he provides points, tres, boards, dimes, steals, and blocks. Bascially, everything. Like Al Bundy is disrespected and not given his due, so it is with Al Horford. Speaking of Al Bundy, he scored four touchdowns in the 1966 city championship! Give the Al’s their due respect.

Dario Saric

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 10 2 0 1 0 1/5 5/11 5/5

Mario with a D has been thriving with Ayton and Baynes out. Top 30 player over the past three games. He provides points, tres, boards, and some dimes. The turnovers are low and the free throw percentage is high. When the team is healthy, he will go back to being a top 150-ish player.

Kelly Oubre Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 3 0 2 1 0 2/9 8/17 5/7

Played a team-high 38 minutes! He thrives in uptempo environments. Anyways, Oubre was one of my favorite mid-round targets because he can provide points, tres, boards, and defensive stats. One of the more balanced players in that range. The only thing he lacks is dimes. He selfish.

Mikal Bridges

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 8 2 2 1 0 1/3 5/12 1/2

Played 30 minutes off the bench. Only the second time all year he’s received at least 30 minutes of run. Bridges is not an offensive threat, as he makes his coin on defense. If he starts getting consistent minutes, he’s a viable 3-and-D player. Something to monitor going forward.

Devin Booker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 4 4 1 1 5 3/10 7/15 6/7

Such a solid player. Needs to contribute more in the defensive cats to crack the top 25. Regardless, he’s one of the best shooters/scorers in the game…..

Free throw practice. Sick.

Bismack Biyombo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
9 11 1 0 2 1 0 3/8 3/5

Got the start and played 26 minutes. Cody Zeller played 18 minutes. When Zeller returned, I thought our Battleship was sunk, but the Bismack continues to navigate the seas.

Devonte’ Graham

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 4 13 0 0 4 1/10 5/19 4/4

Graham is taking too much advice from Rozier about shooting. Them some scary numbers. With that said, the points, tres, and dimes have been absolutely lovely. Averaging 10.3 dimes over the past four games! The poor shooting efficiency and lack of defensive stats keep his overall value down.

Marvin Williams

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 5 3 1 2 3 2/3 5/8 10/10

Played 31 minutes off the bench! The first time playing over 30 minutes all season. Honestly, I forgot that he was still in the league. There’s a reason the expressions Shit Happens and a Broken Clock is Right Twice a Day are common.

  1. Dolan says:
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    Hey Son! Some points league (16 team) dilemmas: IT3, Herro and Zeller are all so-so and might be falling off various cliffs. I’ve been unable to trade them, either, so wondering if Wood and/or Melton might be worth picking up? Both show tantalizing upside and may carve themselves some nice roles.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I like taking a flyer on Melton

  2. Dolan says:
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    in addition to the aforementioned, the Elf Payton is also on the waiver wire shelf. No clue if value there

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Elf is worth it as well because Fizdale loves him some Elf

  3. Anthony says:
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    Hi. Would like to hear your opinion on players who have huge upside and opportunity but fails to do anything valuable with it. Am talking bout AGordon and GHarris. What u think theirs ros looks like? Is they are Add in 10T league?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I don’t think either are 10-team must. Gordon has the higher ceiling between the two, as he has the potential to do more across the board

  4. Jep says:
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    Morning Son!
    Just traded Bryant and Jaylen for Brogdon and WCS (filler). Both Bryant and Brogdon are 10th rd keepers. I needed to make room for Lowry’s return and figure I sell high on Jaylen before Hayward comes back. I’ll prob stream bigs for blocks and boards for now. Maybe sell Lowry when he’s put together a few good games for a big. Your thoughts? What bigs would be good trade value?

    G: Trae, Lowry, Brogdon, Rozier, Dinwiddie, Fultz
    F: PG13, Isaac
    C: KAT, Capela, Zeller

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I like what you did. As for bigs to trade for, look for a squad that needs guards. Then work from there

      • Jep says:
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        With the Bryant news, there’s talk about vetoing trade. People are saying it’s unfair now with injured player but this was already agreed upon and just waiting for trade to pass grace period. Have you ever run into something like this in your leagues?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Yeah. Once a trade is accepted by two parties, it’s done. No ifs, ands, or buts about it…unless contingenies were agreed upon prior

  5. miles proudfoot says:
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    I currently have Ibaka and Favors on IR and would drop Bertans and Noel to bring them on (Favors when hes back). Not sure that either are better options than Bertans and Noel.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Favors is at top of list for me.

      After that, depends on needs. If tres, then Bertans. D stats, then Noel. I don’t mind dropping Ibaka

  6. llango says:
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    What up Son! Happy Tuesday!

    Im in a 10 team H2H league. Currently in 1st place w/ a 5.5 game lead. I recently traded J.Allen and G.Harris 4 Bojan Bogdanovic and Kuzman. Kuzman is trash ill probably drop him soon.
    I needed 3 and Bojan has been pretty darn good. Anyway, I’m still looking for another rebound guy or a stud.
    I want to move Lopez (how is he so tall and cant rebound??) and DeRozan (he doesn’t shoot any 3’s). Would you move DeRozan and B.Lopez 4 Luka? Or move DeRozan B.Lopez 4 Whiteside Lou Williams?

    current roster
    PG – Mitchell
    SG – D. Russel
    SF – Lebron
    PF – K.Love
    C – Drummon
    UTL – Rubio
    UTL – Bojan
    UTL – Derozan

    Bench
    Rozier
    PJ Washington
    Clarke
    Kuzma
    B. Lopez

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Sup, Ilango!!! Taco Tuesday!!!!

      Of course I’d move DeRozan and Brook for Luka but I doubt the Luka owner would. I like the Whiteside/Lou side

    • Mr. Blast says:
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      AYO!

      If you can get Luka for Brolo & DeRozan. Get it done!

      Sup Son!

      • Son

        Son says:
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        AYO!

        Sup, Mr. Blast!!!

  7. Mr. Blast says:
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    Ayo!

    Me again.

    They just announced Bryant is out with a stress reaction in his foot. (Gulp)

    I already have Vucevic, Levert, Lowry, Conley & now Bryant hurt…

    Do I now gram Mo Wag ?

    Only good thing going is I have Bertans..

    My drop would be Noel…

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

    I’m kinda screwed.. No IR.

    Holla at me

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Damn, that sucks. At leats Lowry is almost back.

      Yeah, grab Mo Wag. Good thing you have Bertans. Should get plenty of run.

      • Mr. Blast says:
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        You good with dumping Noel for Wagner ? Even tho Wag is out tonight with ankle ?

        Thinking he’ll be back soon & get good run for a few weeks to a month.

        Was high on the Noel stash, but aint attached.

        And *Coincidence* I was actually asking you yesterday about this same question!!!

        On Bryants minutes & Wags etc. (Before the Bryant news)

        • Son

          Son says:
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          I is.

          You have that much power?

          • Mr. Blast says:
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            Yea, mind blown! Ha

            If you back to yesterdays thread, I saw it!

            Nabbed him btw.

            Thanks.

            • Son

              Son says:
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              I bow down to you

  8. Wen says:
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    Hi Son, I have a tough decision and need your help. I have Thomas Bryant and now he is out for a few weeks. I really want to pick up Moritz Wagner, but don’t know who should I drop:
    Dillon Brooks, Josh Hart, or Willie Cauley-Stein?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      What’s rest of squad look like? IR spots available?

      • Wen says:
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        It is 12-team H2H standard 9 CAT league and only one IR spot available. Here is my team:

        Kemba Walker
        Marcus Smart
        Dillon Brooks
        LaMarcus Aldridge
        Jaren Jackson Jr.
        Patrick Beverley
        Josh Hart
        Myles Turner
        Kyle Lowry
        Davis Bertans
        Tobias Harris
        Josh Richardson
        Willie Cauley-Stein
        Thomas Bryant (IR)

        I am leaning toward to drop Dillon Brooks or Josh Hart, but I like them too. What do you think, Son?

        • Son

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          Brooks is the drop

    • Bucky says:
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      I’m in the same boat, Wagner over Hachimura?

      • Son

        Son says:
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        That’s tough. I think you have to go Rui here, as the minutes floor is much higher

      • Bucky says:
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        I’ll be dropping Bryant.

        10 team – 9 cat, no IR

        • Son

          Son says:
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          That seems like the right thing to do

  9. Ace says:
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    Hi Son,

    Need advice would you trade : H2H, 9cat, 14 teams
    1. Conley for argon ??
    2. Kawhi for derozan + galinari ??

    My team :
    -Kemba,conley,lamb,rose
    -Kawhi,middleton,miles b,josh rich
    -Jokic,jjj,wcj

    Thanks Son

    • Son

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      Negative to both

      • Ace says:
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        Okay Son… could you please rank these players for rest of the season ??
        drose,lonzo, delon wright,schroder, isaiah thomas, sexton

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Zo, Wright, Rose, Schroder, Sexton, IT

  10. Crime dog says:
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    Brandon Clarke week to week. Can’t catch a break in my 10 team. Is he a drop with me also having favors, morant and vucevic with only 2 IL spots? Favors should be back soon but morant and vecevic figure to hold down my IL for a few weeks. I also have Daniel house who doesn’t seem to ever play but never gets the INJ designation

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Yeah, Clarke is a drop. I like House a lot, but it’s annoying that he misses so many games. I’m a believer though

  11. Maximus98 says:
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    Hey, man what u think of Wagner now that Bryant news breakout? What are the realistic averages? Should I drops Smart or PJW for him?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I think he’s worth the pickup. I wouldn’t drop PJW or Smart though

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