Most are familiar with chapter 3, verse 16 of the Gospel of John: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son <Hey! That’s me!!!>, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Before storm clouds gather up above and lightning fries my plump physique into a mush of cooking oil, I was just joking God. Ha ha. I’m probably fine because I’m sure he/she/it was overloaded yesterday, but….out of respect and….juuuuust in case. Anyways, because we go next level here at Razzball, I want to mention chapter 3, verses 18-19 of the Gospel of John: Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. <Hey! It’s me again!!!!> This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Yesterday, the fervent followers and believers of the NBA were graced with a sermon from the Book of John Henson, chapter 3, verses 18-19.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 18 3 0 2 0 0 8/14 3/5

Granted, it was against the Brooklyn Nets, a team that is atrocious against the center position. With that said, since Jason Kidd was fired as coach of the Bucks (seven games), Henson has averaged 29.4 minutes, 12 points, 7.57 boards, 2.42 dimes, 0.8 steals, and 1.1 blocks. As long as the Bucks do not trade for a center at the deadline, have faith in the Henson. Is it any coincidence that I am Son and John is a Henson? I thinks not. See the light and come out of the darkness. If the Bucks trade for DeAndre Jordan or any other big man, then you can tear the Book of Henson out, get on your knees, and scream to the heavens: Why have you forsaken me?

Here’s what else I saw last night:

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Giannis Antetokounmpo:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 8 4 0 1 2 1/2 7/13 1/1

G left the game early due to spraining his right ankle. The injury does not sound serious, but he is listed as questionable for Tuesday’s matchup against the Knicks.

Eric Bledsoe:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 4 6 1 0 4 3/8 12/20 1/1

After missing a few games with an ankle injury himself, Bledsoe bounced back and looks just fine. With Malcolm Brogdon out, the minutes and usage should be plentiful down the stretch. 2.1 steals on the season, good for second in the entire NBA.

Tony Snell:

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

Played 31 minutes. Snell stinks. I don’t care that he had a +19 RPM. He may be a decent real-life player, but he’s terrible for fantasy. I’d rather have Sterling Brown.

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

Played 26 minutes. With Brogdon out, Brown could carve out a nice role for himself. The minutes may not be plentiful, but there’s upside. Open your mouth. Measure the opening with your index finger and thumb. Now, place your thumb on this line. Where does your index finger land? The upside that I speak of is there.

Jabari Parker:

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

Played 17 minutes. I just don’t see how the Bucks give him more than 20 mpg. Keep in mind that I bet the under last night and took the Pats -4.

Jarrett Allen:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 7 0 0 0 1 0 7/11 0

Got the start and played 27 minutes. I hope you all went to Jarrett.

Spencer Dinwiddie:

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

Dinwiddie had a stretch of four games two weeks ago when he attempted fewer than 10 shots in each game. The past three games? 11, 19, and 13 shot attempts. He’s also played 29, 32, and 34 minutes. He has his ups and downs shooting, but the usage rate remains high and the dishing of dimes should be plentiful.

D’Angelo Russell:

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

Played 18 minutes. Still loading.

Caris LeVert played 23 minutes and scored 15 points, while Joe Harris played 26 minutes and scored 8 points on 3-of-11 shooting. Probably can’t be trusted, especially since Russell won’t be loading forever, but Atkinson loves to give these guys minutes so…..If you’re desperate, could be viable options.

Brook Lopez:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 5 5 0 1 2 4/9 8/18 0

Has played 35 and 28 minutes the past two games. He was averaging 17 mpg all last month. Smells like a Showcase Showdown to me. Lopez is owed $22 million this year then is an UFA next season. I’d be shocked if Lopez isn’t traded at the deadline.

Josh Hart:

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

Got the start at point guard and played 39 minutes. What a freaking draft for the Lakers last year. Kuzma and Hart at 27 and 30? Big, strong, experienced, and has a high basketball IQ. Has also developed his J over the past few years. Will have short-term value, but when Lonzo Ball returns, will go back to the bench. At least he seems to have leapfrogged Tyler Ennis on the depth chart.

Kyle Kuzma:

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

Played 16 minutes. Needs Julius Randle to get traded and/or Ball to return.

Carmelo Anthony:

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

Now that’s the Melo I know and hate.

Russell Westbrook:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
36 5 9 1 0 7 0/4 15/25 6/8

We haven’t visited the WESTCON in a while. If my memory serves me right, we were at WESTCON 4. Keep in mind that I have a shitty memory. Anyways, with four straight losses in a row, I think we are approaching WESTCON 2 levels.

Paul George:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 7 3 2 0 4 3/6 10/19 3/4

Don’t over exert yourself, Paul. Save some for when you come to LA.

Mo Harkless:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 8 0 1 0 0 5/5 7/12 0

I have a confession to make. I always draft Harkless in my 2k fantasy drafts. I’m always tantalized by the size and shooting ability, so I always root for him in real life. I know, I’m a weirdo. Anyways, he has potential, but my momma always said potential don’t mean shit. Here’s a look at the minutes for the last six games: 31, 7, 12, 0, 18, and 3. Have fun.

Ed Davis:

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

Played 20 minutes. Mr. Ed probably won’t get more than 20 minutes of run per game, but he can score, grab boards, and contribute in D stats.

Evan Turner:

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

So bad that I’m actually impressed.

Al Horford:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 22 10 5 0 2 3 2/2 8/12 4/4

So good. So smooth. So solid.

Semi Ojeleye:

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

Played 28 minutes. Marcus Morris did not play. Neither did Greg Monroe. Ojeleye won’t be fantasy relevant when everyone is healthy, but he’s been getting minutes and the team loves him. Someone to keep in mind if opportunity presents itself.

Taurean Prince:

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

I dated this girl a long time ago. She was cute, but had the most annoying laugh ever. It would literally make me cringe. But….she was cute. Sometimes, you gotta take the bad with the good.

Dewayne Dedmon:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 12 14 1 0 0 1 1/3 4/9 3/4

I’m always fascinated when I first walk into a store. How the displays are set up. What are they trying to sell. Where is everything situated. More often than not, things in the front are items that represent a changing of the season, usually the upcoming one. Well, this is the time for…..

The trade deadline is fast approaching and teams are showcasing their assets.

Kristaps Porzingis:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 22 8 0 4 5 2 2/6 9/20 2/5

Seems so long ago when NYC was on the verge of creating a new burrough for Porzingis. Both the hype and play have fallen off a bit, but he’s still a fantasy monster. With that said, both Melo and Kobe are like, “Bruh, you need to pass the rock.”

Kyle O’Quinn:

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

Played 22 minutes. First time he has received 20 minutes since mid-January. We know Willy Hernangomez will never play significant minutes, so there’s potential upside if he or Kanter gets traded. Per 36, O’Quinn is at 14.2 points, 12.2 boards, 4.2 dimes, 0.9 steals, and 2.2 blocks.

Enes Kanter:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 10 12 3 0 0 3 0 5/10 0

Played 26 minutes. That’s now five straight double-dubs for Kanter.

Doug McDermott:

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

Played 27 minutes. Why? No idea, but this is a team that was giving minutes to Ron Baker. The last time McyDs received at least 20 minutes of run was back on January 15th.

Frank Ntilikina left after seven minutes due to a sore right knee. My hopes and dreams for the Frenchise are shattered, like for so many that try and make it big in the Big Apple.

Trey Burke:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 2 2 1 0 0 1/2 6/10 1/2

Played 20 minutes. Will probably soak up the Frenchise minutes, but no way he takes over New Jack City.

Andrew Harrison:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 4 3 0 1 0 2/5 6/12 2/2

Played 31 minutes. Has scored in double figures five straight games. Drew is going to play a ton of minutes, put up shots, and dish out dimes. That ain’t bad.

Wayne Selden:

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

Played 35 minutes. I’m a Selden guy, so I’m biased. With that said, he’s going to play a ton and jack up shots. That ain’t bad.

You know what’s bad? The Memphis Grizzlies. No more blurbs for you!

The Raptors defeated the Grizzlies 101-86. No starter scored over 13 points. Pascal Siakam played 25 minutes, Jakob Poeltl played 24 minutes, Fred VanVleet played 28 minutes, and Delon Wright played 25 minutes.

Dwight Howard:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 14 2 3 3 1 0/1 6/15 6/9

Played 38 minutes. 12 straight double-dubs for Dwight. Dayam! He’s still 13 behind KAT for the season. DAYAM! He’s blocking 3 shots a game over the past 12. DAYAM!

Nicolas Batum:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 4 5 1 0 1 3/9 7/15 5/5

Played 34 minutes. Has really been playing well over the past week or so. Not just shooting, but contributing across the board. Primed for a big second half.

Jeremy Lamb:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 15 4 3 2 2 1 1/6 6/16 2/2

Played 23 minutes. Probably won’t get more than 25 minutes of run per game and contribute too many D stats. With that said, not a baaaaaaaaaaaad day.

Treveon Graham:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 4 1 2 0 1 2/5 6/10 1/1

Played 23 minutes. Getting run due to the Marvin Williams injury.

Dragan Bender:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 5 1 0 0 2 4/6 7/9 0

Jay Triano had been going to the bar nightly due to Dragan’s poor play. Last night? “Honey, I’m going to bar for a Bender.” “But Jay! Dragan played well tonight,” said Mrs. Triano. “I know. I need to go celebrate!” That’s back-to-back solid games for Dragan. Keep in mind that Marquese Chriss did not play, but Bender is worth the pickup. He can score, board, dish out some dimes, and shoot from downtown.

Josh Jackson:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT

Has scored 20 or more points in four straight games. Playing close to 30 mpg, jacking up a ton of shots, grabbing some boards, and getting  some D stats. JJ had a team-high 32.3 usage rate last night.

Devin Booker:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 18 5 9 0 0 3 4/5 7/14 0

Played 31 minutes. The move to point guard has been a detriment for his fantasy value. He will dish more dimes, but the shot attempts are down. Also, the emergence of Josh Jackson doesn’t help.

Troy Daniels:

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

Played 25 minutes. Will be the primary guy off the bench.

  1. MFlo:20 says:
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    Ayo Son!! Can you rate the following players on waiver :
    Tyreke, Beasley, Rozier, Slo Mo

    Current line up on H2H 20 team 9 CAT. Who’s a good drop?

    G- CP3, Matthews, Jerian Grant, Wade
    F – Blake, Gallinari, Ibaka, Markief
    C – Adams, Gortat

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @MFlo:20: I’d go Slo Mo, Reke, Rozier, then Beasley. You are good at forward, so Reke and Rozier. I’d rather have them than Grant and Wade

      • Mr. Blast says:
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        @Son:

        Ayo!

        What’s up guys !?

        Just curious, who is Slo Mo ?

        Been seeing that used.. I’m usually hip with the nicknames, Ha.

        Sometimes the questions that you DON’T ask are the stupid ones.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Mr. Blast: Ayo!!! Kyle Anderson

      • MFlo:20 says:
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        @Son: Thanks Son much appreciated!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Anytime

  2. Big Red says:
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    WHo do you like better -H2H 9 category
    Andrew Harrison
    vs
    D’Angelo Fox
    Playoffs start for me in 2 weeks in our league (got 1st round bye)

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Fox

  3. Monte Crisco says:
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    Big ask but here goes-

    12 team 8 cat H2H
    My team is in 2nd on the strengh of counting stats, %s be damned. I am basically punting FT% and occasionally getting lucky with FG% but not counting on it. With Gordon on IR, I have 13 guys for 12 spots and cannot for the life of me figure out who I’ll be dropping. I guess it will have to be Favors or Allen but I’m having a tough time. Maybe Lavine or Russell if they can’t get it together. Any insight greatly appreciated.

    R. Westbrook
    G. Dragic
    D. Smith
    D. Russell
    Z. Lavine
    V. Oladipo
    J Richardson
    B. Ingram
    K. Porzingis
    A. Gordon
    D. Favors
    J. Allen
    M. Turner

    -Thanks

    • Son

      Son says:
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      A good problem to have. Allen for me

    • Mr. Blast says:
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      @Monte Crisco:

      If I may say,

      Try to hold off on this move until Thursday (trade deadline)

      Gordon has been ruled out for the next couple games anyway, so is it possible to leave him on the I.R for now ?

      And wait to see if Favors gets traded to maybe a less desirable destination for playing time… Then I would dump Favors over Allen.

      Hope this makes sense. But then again, who am I ? Ha!

      • Monte Crisco says:
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        @Mr. Blast:

        Thanks guys. Good idea holding off til the trade deadline.

      • Son

        Son says:
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        @Mr. Blast: You are the man Mr. Blast! We all here to share our opinions

  4. I just wanna Kawhi says:
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    PG1 Mitchell
    PG2 Rubio
    SG1 McCollum
    SG2 Bullock
    SF1 Butler
    SF2 Jackson
    PF1 Young
    PF2 Chriss
    PF3 Adebayo
    C1 Capela

    Funny that a second year player asked to be traded, damn Willy what have you been doing. Ha Do make a grab for dirk and drop either Adebayo or Chriss? Old Dirk is sitting on the wire right now. How about KOQ?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @I just wanna Kawhi: My theory of Willy having relations with Horny’s daughter makes sense more and more every day. I’d rather have Ban and Chriss. Keep an eye on KOQ though

      • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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        @Son:

        It’s crazy man, how could someone who hasn’t proven anything yet ask to be traded, it’s mind boggling. Lol I read somewhere that Willy came into training camp feeling like he’s the star or something and that may have rubbed Horny the wrong way. Lol

        Yea, sure. I’m keeping those two for now or until the deadline which is approaching fast! I can’t wait!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @I just wanna Kawhi: Yeah, I hear you. He is pretty skilled though.

          Ha! Exciting times for sure

          • miles proudfoot says:
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            @Son: It’s a player’s league though, which is one of the reasons I love it. Regardless if something happened in training camp, it’s kind of bizarre that a player who was named first team all-rookie last year can’t see the court into February for a bad team. This is his one and only career. Good for him to self-advocate. I think the Knicks will look foolish once again for this personnel decision.

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @miles proudfoot: True. He always impressed me when I saw him play last year. I think you may be correct in your assessment. We shall find out.

  5. Joel

    Joel says:
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    What do you think of my Teague and DSJ for Bledsoe?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Joel: It pains me, but I’m good with it

  6. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Son. Trade Tyreke for LaVine? Thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Jerry: Yes

  7. Nep_Ninja says:
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    Hey Son

    I just lost Boggie and KLove for the fantasy season and what seems like a promising year is going down the drain yet again…

    I am thinking about pivoting from the Double Double and Rebound category which I was winning easily to TO’s and 3 point% which I was effectively punting earlier (10 Cat League – Regular 9 Cats except for 3pt% instead of 3s made and DDs added).

    My team is: Dragic, GHarris, AGrodon,MylesT, John Collins, Lavine, Bobby Portis, ElfPayton, Djounte Murray, Jarret Allen, Kyrie , KD35, Steven Adams IR: RHJ and Jabari

    Any key adds on waiver wires for this strategy or trade targets?

    Thanks

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Nep_Ninja: Bullock, Daniels, Snell, Nowitzki, Marvin Williams, R Anderson, Rozier, Kaminsky, Lyles,

  8. Jose says:
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    So i swapped my giannis,nurk,dlo for kd and jamal murray, and while i like it espec cuz im chasing ft and 3s, i get a little misty saying adios to the freak. Am i crazy?
    Also, my fav deadline deal nobody mentions is k love for marc gasol. Memphis obviously wants to tank, and marc could be nice on cavs, way better d, still space the floor, n his team would actually like him.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      The trade fits your strategy, so not crazy.

      I like that deal. Wonder which 1st pick would need to be given. With that said, MEM loves Gasol and Gasol loves MEM. We shall see, but makes sense for both sides

  9. I just wanna Kawhi says:
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    I’m satisfied with my pickups so far:

    1) Josh Jax has been playing great

    2) Bullock is still getting his shots up, and most importantly–making them. He’s playing better than StanJo too, I like it.

    3) Adebayo delivered tonight! Olynyk is hurting, and he took away minutes from Whiteside as well. He’s good.

    4) F Chriss.

    If the stars align and Whiteside ends up wearing a different uniform after Thursday, Young and the overly inconsistent and immature Chriss have got to go. Cos I still got RHJ coming back from the IR. Thinking of sending Young in exchange for Pau g, Ibaka or Collins. What do you say? I like Young and what he brings to the table but I need another center! Plus Indiana has a terrible playoff schedule. Anyway, I’m considering Gortat too! Just to fill in that center slot each time Capela doesn’t have a game. What do you say?

      • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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        @Son:

        Thanks ma man! Let’s win big in these final 4 matches and steal the #1 spot! The best team outta the regular season gets a $40 prize. Ha!

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