The Marvel Universe has been on quite a heater lately, culminating in the recently released Black Panther movie. With that said, an underappreciated and rarely talked about character is The Juggernaut. Possesses superhuman strength and durability, is virtually unstoppable once in motion, and immune to mental attacks when donning a helmet. He’s fought and taken on all comers. Sounds alot like LeBron James aka LeJuggernaut. Possesses superhuman strength? Check. Is durable? Has played 1130 career games and missed 111, with many of those due to “rest.” As this fivethirtyeight.com article stated, LeBron has “never missed a playoff game” even though he has the “sixth-most regular season minutes of all time.” He’s in the top 3 all time of games played per season as a percentage of the player’s teams’ total regular-season and playoff games. Among active players, “no one has gone to the free-throw line more than James.” I think that’s a resounding Check. Is unstoppable once in motion? Check. Immune to mental attacks? He had his moments early in his career when it seemed like LeBron was mentally fragile, but as time has gone on, he’s shown to be impervious to distractions both on and off the court. Check. Last night, LeJuggernaut messed around by rampaging through the Milwaukee Bucks.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 40 12 10 2 1 6 3/7 16/29 5/8

There are 12 games left in the regular season and the Cavs are currently the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference. IND, WAS, and PHI are only one game back in the loss column. It’s winning time and LeJuggernaut has been unleashed for the stretch run. If you don’t believe me, take a look below:

PTS REB AST BLK STL
OCT 24.6 7.1 8.6 1.1 1.0
NOV 29.6 8.7 8.5 1.2 1.5
DEC 27.5 8.2 10.3 0.8 1.9
JAN 23.5 7.3 7.4 1.1 1.8
FEB 27 10.5 10.5 0.4 1.7
MAR 30 10.3 9.1 1.2 1.6

Here’s what else I saw last night:

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Kevin Love:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 18 7 4 0 2 2 4/9 5/13 4/4

Played 25 minutes in his first game back from injury. Love is in the air, as it’s winning time.

Jeff Green:

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

Played 41 minutes and continues to start, last night at power forward. Green should continue being in the starting lineup and getting 35+ minutes a game. With that said, he doesn’t do much outside of scoring, so his ceiling is limited, but minutes are minutes. He’s bound to fall into some stats.

Giannis Antetokounmpo:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 37 11 5 1 0 2 0/2 13/20 11/11

Still harnessing his super powers. Can’t wait for the unveiling next season.

Khris Middleton:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 30 5 2 2 1 3 5/9 11/16 3/3

For the month of March, 20.4 points, 5.4 boards, 3.4 dimes, 1.4 steals, 1.9 downtowners, 14.4 shot attempts, and 36 minutes a game. Damn….

Thon Maker:

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

Played 23 minutes, while John Henson played 20 minutes. Is it happening? Not sure, but this is what I was expecting more of before the season began. Thon can contribute the D stats and shoots well from the perimeter. Maybe it was a matchup thing, but I’d keep an eye on him going forward.

Jabari Parker:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 6 3 2 1 4 1/3 5/10 1/1

Played 25 minutes. I don’t think he’s going to get much more per game. With that said, he has the potential and ability to go nuts any game. Just be aware that both the minutes and production will be inconsistent.

Julius Randle:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 9 3 1 0 1 0 9/19 3/5

Played 34 minutes. Has arguably been the Lakers’ best player over the past couple of months. The only thing missing from his game is the ability to connect from downtown.

Kyle Kuzma:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 27 8 1 0 0 1 3/10 10/18 4/5

Played 37 minutes. Kuuuuuuuuuuuuuz has range from downtown, can spot up or shoot off the bounce, finishes well at the rim, rebounds, and can do this…..

He’s 6′ 9″ and only 22 years old. Kuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Brook Lopez:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 8 3 0 2 2 1/3 10/15 2/4

Played 37 minutes. I’m still baffled as to why both Lopez and Randle were not getting significant run early in the season. Anyways, they are now and that’s all that matters. For the month of March, 19 points, 4.2 boards, 2.1 dimes, 1.7 blocks, 2.2 downtowners, 13.4 shot attempts, and 29.8 minutes per game. Damn…..

Thaddeus Young:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 18 9 4 1 2 2 0/1 9/12 0

Played 36 minutes. Thad is such a frustrating player to own. Has the ability to contribute across the board every night. Just doesn’t do it every night.

Myles Turner:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 21 7 3 0 2 1 1/1 9/15 2/2

The Odometer was working after a brief hiatus. Health permitting, it wouldn’t surprise me if he balls the F out for the final couple of weeks so that I get excited about him in the offseason and rank him higher than I probably should.

Darren Collison:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 15 4 8 1 1 0 2/4 5/10 3/3

Returned to the starting lineup and played 33 minutes. Hasta la vista, whoever was starting in his place. <I know it was Cory Joseph, but it might as well have been a ghost>

Lance Stephenson:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 5 1 1 0 1 2/5 6/13 2/2

Played 30 minutes. Since Domantas Sabonis went down, the Pacers have gone small more often, which has benefitted Lance the most. He’s played 30 and 29 minutes the past two games, hoisted up 13 and 15 shots, and grabbed five boards in each game.

Jeremy Lamb:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 14 8 3 1 1 2 0/3 6/12 2/4

Got the start with Nicolas Batum down and played 30 minutes. With Batum sporting an Achilles injury, Lamb is probably in line for a ton of playing time. That’s baaaaaaaad for Batum, but baaaaaaad ass for Lamb owners.

Willy Hernangomez:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 3 0 2 1 0 1/2 6/11 4/6

Holy F’ing shit balls!!! Willy played 20 minutes. All it took was a trade to another team and injury to Cody Zeller. He could be poised for around 20 minutes a game. Keep an eye on his minutes allocation.

Malik Monk:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 4 3 0 0 0 3/4 4/11 2/2

Only played 16 minutes but wasn’t shy about hoisting up shots. I loved Monk in college and during the draft process, so I’m biased when it comes to him. With the Hornets unlikely to make the playoffs, Monk could get more run down the stretch.

Joel Embiid:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 19 2 0 4 9 4/6 10/17 1/2

Looks Dwight in the face. You were called Superman at one point? Mwaha haha ha!!! Who gonna sex Embiid??!!

Ben Simmons messed around.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 11 12 15 3 0 0 0 4/9 3/4

When Ben was configuring his attributes from high above Earth in his alien vehicle, he did what any young kid would do. Make everything 99. Unfortunately, his parents did not wish to make his experience so easy, so they put the shooting down to 30 and 3-point shot to 0. When he figures that shit out, G and BS go 1 and 2 in fantasy drafts?

Marco Belinelli:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 2 2 0 0 1 5/9 8/14 0

Played 24 minutes. Has averaged over 25 minutes a game for the month of March and attempted 8.2 shots a game, with 4 of those being from downtown.

JaMychal Green:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 14 16 3 3 1 3 0/1 7/8 0/1

Played 29 minutes. Cash money Green. Points, boards, and some D stats. Granted, last night’s game was against the Nets, but still. Green has been getting the minutes and opportunities.

Marc Gasol did not play. No biggie. What was a big deal, though, was that the freaking Grizzlies ruled out Tyreke Evans a few minutes after lock. Such horse shit. NBA really needs to do something about the injury reporting situation. Anyways, Deyonta Davis got the start at center and played 22 minutes and only scored 2 points with 5 boards. Andrew Harrison was the starting point guard and played 31 minutes and scored 19 points and dished out 8 dimes. He’s baaaaack.

Briante Weber:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 15 4 1 3 0 2 0/2 7/11 1/2

Played 34 minutes. Me thinks the Grizzlies roll with Weber and Harrison at point for the remainder of the season. Hasta la vista, Tyreke. I don’t know why they did not trade him in the first place, then why they played him after the deadline. Makes no sense.

Dillon Brooks:

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

Played 30 minutes. For the month of March, 18 points, 3.1 boards, 2.1 downtowners, 14.8 shot attempts, and 32.8 minutes. The rook is coming into his own.

Wayne Selden played 24 minutes and scored 17 points. What a cluster F the Grizzlies backcourt is.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 12 3 1 1 0 0 4/6 8/13

Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. Friday. Saturday. Sunday. RONDAE!!!! I am so happy right now.

D’Angelo Russell:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 5 7 2 2 3 1/10 5/17 3/3

Played 29 minutes. Still loading…..

Allen Crabbe played 27 minutes and scored 22 points. Caris LeVert played 24 minutes and scored 22 points. Unfortunately, Spencer Dinwiddie played 26 minutes to block everyone.

Denzel Valentine:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 3 2 0 1 0 0/4 4/11 0

Got the start at small forward, but only played 22 minutes. He played 39 minutes against CLE the game before and scored 34 points, so naturally, he only gets 22 minutes last night and bombs in a juicy matchup. Upper management must’ve freaked out in the CLE game. This Valentine kid can actually play and maybe get us a win or two. Unacceptable.

Paul Zipser got the start at power forward and played 25 minutes. Enough said.

Cristiano Felicio:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 6 0 0 1 2 0 8/10 1/1

Got the start at center and played 30 minutes. Do you like to live dangerously?

Justin Holiday:

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

Got the start at shooting guard and played 18 minutes. Holiday’s resume. Specialty. Ensuring the tank.

Bobby Portis played 25 minutes and scored 16 points with 7 boards. Noah Vonleh played 26 minutes and scored 9 points with 12 boards.

Antonio Blakeney:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 4 1 0 1 2 1/5 4/12 7/7

Played 26 minutes. Has played 26, 27, 25, 21, and 19 minutes the past five games. Has attempted 12 and 14 shots the last two.

This Bulls team is a cluster F, but there is production to be mined. All a gamble, though.

Tim Hardaway Jr.:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 22 2 1 2 0 2 4/11 7/15 4/4

Played 31 minutes. Only Knicks player to get over 30. Wonder why? I count $71 million off the top of my head.

Really, no one else can be trusted on the Knicks. Enes Kanter posted a double-dub of 10 and 13, but he only got 18 minutes of run. Michael Beasley scored 17 points but only played 23 minutes. 8 players received at least 20 minutes.

DEN and MIA went to double OT

Nikola Jokic:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 34 14 3 0 0 4 4/5 12/21 6/6

Ain’t no Jokic. Till death do us part, Nikola.

Wilson Chandler:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 26 5 0 2 1 1 3/7 11/16 1/2

Has been playing a ton of minutes. Unfortunately, one game he’ll drop 26, then the next you’ll be muttering to a volleyball.

Jamal Murray went 23/5/6, while Will Barton got the start at shooting guard for the injured Gary Harris and went 22/4/3/4.

In a double OT game, Malone essentially went with a seven-man rotation. Crazy.

James Johnson:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 31 11 6 1 1 1 4/6 13/17 1/3

It took a while, but the real James Johnson has finally been making appearances. I shall now over-rank and over-draft him again next season.

Kelly Olynyk:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 30 8 5 1 4 2 4/6 11/16 4/5

Bam got the start at center, but Kelly has been the man.

Justise Winslow:

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

Played 23 minutes. Winslow had a nice little run there, but it looks like the playing time and production have skid marks.

Wayne Ellington:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 23 4 2 0 0 1 6/11 8/14 1/2

Threeeeeeee cola.

Draymond Green left last night’s game early with a pelvic contusion. He played 12 minutes and grabbed three boards before exiting.

Quinn Cook:

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

Played 38 minutes. Continues to ball out and looks to be the main Cook in the kitchen, now that Dray has joined Steph, KD, and Klay on the injured list. Do we need to check Quinn’s bank account for certain payments to individuals of a Tonya Harding henchmen-esque quality?

The Warriors scored 75 points. No more blurbs for you!!!

LaMarcus Aldridge:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 33 12 1 1 2 1 0 13/22 7/7

Never a laughing matter. Except when it is.

Kyle Anderson:

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

Impressive, both positively and negatively.

What’s not impressive was the game between SA and GS last night. 89-75. No more blurbs for anyone!!!

Blake Griffin:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 26 9 7 0 1 1 3/5 9/18 5/6

A B was found at the Lake last night. Woo hoo!!! Before we get too excited, it was against the Kings.

Andre Drummond:

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

Definitely was not a Dre Day. Didn’t you hear? A B was found at the Lake!!!

Ish Smith:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 4 2 2 1 1 2/3 7/10 2/2

The best game Ish has played in a while. Highest scoring output since February 23rd. Over that span, Ish had seven games in which he scored in single digits. Before you get all excited, it was the Kings.

Luke Kennard:

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

Played 27 minutes. The five games prior: 29, 18, 36, 31, and 31 minutes. SVG hand picked him at #11. Donovan Mitchell went #12. SVG should be arrested.

De’Aaron Fox:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 3 4 0 0 3 0 8/11 0/3

Played 31 minutes. Should get plenty of run to finish out the season.

Buddy Hield:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 6 4 2 0 4 3/6 8/15 1/1

Has been straight fire the past four games. 33, 29, 30, and 31 minutes. 20, 23, 22, and 24 points respetively on 15, 15, 13, and 16 shot attempts. Want more? How about 3, 4, 4, and 2 downtowners. Still not impressed? 6, 6, 7, and 6 boards. I can do this all day. 4, 6, 7, and 3 dimes. Vivek knew. Vivek freaking knew. Dummies don’t found a multimillion dollar software company and purchase a NBA team.

  1. Mr. Blast says:
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    Ayyyyyyyyo!

    Sup Son son ?!

    Are you dumping Payne for Dorell Wright or Monroe ?

    No real needs as of right now besides maybe FG% help after the pain Payne caused going 2-12

    I also have no problem giving Payne another chance. As his line & minutes weren’t bad, besides the painful shooting..

    I’m up big after 1 night, trying to bring the pain to my opponent.

    Big ups my man

    • Mr. Blast says:
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      @Mr. Blast:

      (I also have Cook)

      Just read Curry is targeting Friday return so I guess Cook can go too ?

      • Mr. Blast says:
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        @Mr. Blast:

        Sorry that was Delon* Wright, I’m on no sleep.

      • Son

        Son says:
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        @Mr. Blast: I actually think Cook still has some value. With Klay out, Cook can play beside Curry. Plus, it wouldn’t surprise me if Steph is brought back slowly. I’d hold unless someone more compelling is available.

        • Mr. Blast says:
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          @Son:

          No question Cook is the better player right now over Wright.

          But my only focus is getting to next week.

          Wright 4 games left this week > Cook 2 games left with Curry back.

          Also should mention I have Lowry & Wright could be handcuff if Lowry rests on B2B tonight/tomorrow.

          I feel you 100% tho !

          • Son

            Son says:
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            @Mr. Blast: Got you. Yes, volume trumps all

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Mr. Blast: Ayoooooo!!!! I’d keep Payne. He’s getting the minutes and contributing across the board. I don’t think he’s particularly good, so bad shooting nights don’t surprise me, but the minutes and opportunity are too much to ignore.

  2. miles proudfoot says:
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    Good (Ron)day Dr. Son. What’s your take on Reke? I can’t seem to drop him bc he’s great when he plays and has a four game week for the finals, but I need to get there first and just don’t think I can trust him. Would drop him for a Rondae, Carroll, James Johnson, Olynyk type. Thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Ha! I love Rondaes!!!! Reke is a tough one. I’m sort of biased that he doesn’t play down the stretch. With that said, there’s just so much upside. It’s probably best to just stash him so that no one could use him against you.

  3. Joel

    Joel says:
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    Drop john collins?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Joel: I doubt he plays on this road trip, but there are 4 games. Who are the options on the wire?

      • Joel

        Joel says:
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        @Son: Already pulled the trigger. Scooped up Hernangomez for the B2B, but I’m boned. Lost Gary Harris, Draymond missed most of the game yesterday, and my opponent has AD with 4 games this week and Donovan with 4. I see 3rd place in my future… Hopefully, they rest AD for tm or the next day. Never missed the finals in this league. Sad.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Joel: Sucks. It happens though. Things even out

  4. Ry says:
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    So I have to pickup a center due to injuries this week to maximize having a full roster on Friday and Sunday,otherwise someone has to sit on the bench…which I’m not trying to do in a Semi-Final matchup against the #1 seed.

    Winslow would be on the bench on both days so thinking of just dropping him to fill the void.

    My available options:
    Kyle O’quinn
    Jarrett Allen
    Dark horse Willy!
    Nerlens Noel is available but he does not fill holes on the needed day.

    Also, would you drop Winslow NOW to guarantee picking up said option and getting Weds game in with that player or should I let Winslow play on weds and then cut ties to pickup the center.

    Thanks for all the help and great content this season, it’s been really helpful and a pleasure to read all season long. You the man yo!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Ry: Thanks! Much appreciated.

      I’d be good with dropping Winslow. The minutes and usage have come down. Out of that group, I’d scoop Allen

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