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All units. All units. Be advised. We have reports of a 187 at 7000 Coliseum Way. Subject is armed and considered dangerous. Over. 

Lou Williams is a bad, bad man. No Blake. No Milos. No Rivers. No problemo.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 50 2 7 0 0 4 8/16 16/27 10/10

Armed with but a jump shot, Lou single-handedly took down the Warriors, 125-106 in Oakland. Five-Oh. You know what sound that is. Now, he played 35 minutes and had a 39.4 usage rate last night. Here was the rest of the Clippers starting lineup: Jawun Evans, CJ Williams, Wesley Johnson, and DeAndre Jordan. That usage rate seems a little light to me. Obviously, Lou isn’t going to bring out the men in blue every night and Lou will transition back to the bench when the team gets healthy. Regardless, he’s a professional scorer of buckets and will flourish in any capacity. It wouldn’t surprise me if the men in blue make a few more appearances before the end of the season.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

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Kevin Durant:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
40 4 4 1 1 5 6/7 14/18 6/8

Played 31 minutes. Prior to the game, Steve Kerr said that KD would be on a minutes restriction. Tough to do when a 187 is happening.

Tyrone Wallace:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 22 6 4 2 0 0 1/1 7/11 7/9

In three games since getting the call, Wallace has played 34, 19, and 31 minutes and scored 22, 11, and 13 points respectively. Doc loves his defense and energy, so there’s a chance he carves out a niche for himself. We shall see how things play out when guys get healthy.

Derrick Favors did not play, so Ekpe Udoh got the start at center and played 31 minutes.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 16 9 2 3 2 0 0 7/10 2/2

With rumors of Favors getting traded for Nikola Mirotic, Udoh could see an increase in minutes, at least until Rudy Gobert returns.

Ricky Rubio:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 2 3 4 0 3 3/5 9/17 0

Rubio has three double-digit assist games, all of which came during the first week of the season. That is not what we signed up for, which is the same reaction after walking into the local Rubio’s.

Jonas Jerebko got the start at power forward and played 20 minutes.

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

Remember Andre Kirilenko? Well, Jerebko is Kirilenko with a J, minus the athleticism, steals, and blocks. So, basically the anti-Kirilenko.

Rodney Hood:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 7 6 2 0 0 2 1/5 3/11 0

Only played 15 minutes, as he was ejected after receiving two technical fouls. Living in the Hood ain’t no joke.

Joe Johnson:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 16 4 4 3 0 2 3/4 5/9 3/4

Played 33 minutes. The Price is Right Showcase Showdown perhaps?

John Wall:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 35 6 11 3 1 8 3/6 14/27 4/7

Played 42 minutes. High turnover is good in the restaurant business. For basketball? Not so much. I think it’s safe to say that Wall is back, as he’s logged back-to-back games with 42 minutes.

Dennis Schroder:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 2 10 1 0 3 1/2 6/15 6/6

Dennis was a menace, as he led the Hawks to a 110-97 victory in Denver. He’s not a great shooter from downtown and won’t get his block on, but he scores, does the occassional 211, and drops dimes.

Taurean Prince:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 16 5 3 1 1 7 4/9 6/13 0

Turnover is good for the royal herum, but not so good on the basketball court. That’s back-to-back solid games for Prince. He’s been very inconsistent this season, but hopefully this is a sign of things to come.

Nikola Jokic:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 9 12 7 2 3 2 0/8 4/21 1/2

Seeing those D stats make me all tingly inside. Seeing those shooting percentages make me wanna puke. Stop playing with my emotions, Nikola! No need to be a Joker!

Gary Harris:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 7 3 2 1 2 2/3 11/14 1/2

Is Harris a ninja? Because that’s the quietest Top 30 performance I’ve seen in a while. 1.9 steals! Definitely a ninja.

Trey Lyles:

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

So, he doesn’t score 20 points every night. It’s kind of refreshing to see, though, as I now know that he’s actually human. It’s like hearing your girlfriend fart for the first time.

Kenneth Faried:

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

Played seven minutes. Seriously, why bother? Are the Nuggets trying to showcase him? If so, they are not doing a very good job.

Carmelo Anthony:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 1 0 0 0 2 2/8 5/19 3/4

Now Melo is just making a shamockery of the situation. One rebound and zero assists? I need to go back and watch the tape for that rebound. Wouldn’t surprise me if a stat correction is coming.

Russell Westbrook:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 38 10 5 4 0 4 1/2 15/23 7/9

We are at WESTCOM 2! Repeat….we are now at WESTCOM 2!

Jeff Teague returned from injury and played 26 minutes.

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

Shouldn’t be long before he’s playing 35 minutes a game again. Sayonara Tyus Jones.

Jimmy Butler:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 26 7 8 4 2 4 1/2 7/13 11/12

Butler is 11th in free throw attempts per game with 6.5. Gives him such a high floor. With that said, he was at 8.9 a game last season. You know the guy/gal that folds the towel into animal shapes at the hotel? That was Butler last year. This year? Fold in half. Fold in half again. Voila. Done.

Karl-Anthony Towns:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 12 3 0 0 1 2/3 7/12 2/2

KAT has played 42 games. He has 34 double-dubs. No gold star at the end of the year, KAT.

Jonathon Simmons:

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

Played 21 minutes. He’s gone 21, 20, and 15 minutes the past three games and scored seven, three, and three. Simmons was dealing with a back issue. Cancel the subscription!

Aaron Gordon:

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

Remember when Gordon was shooting 59% from downtown to start the season? Shit, I don’t even remember what I ate for breakfast this morning. Anyways, Gordon has shot 21% from downtown in five 2018 games. Just another gang banger with speed.

Elfrid Payton:

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

Played 21 minutes. Shelvin Mack played 15 minutes, DJ Augustine played 18 minutes, and Aaron Afflalo played 11 minutes. I believe that entitles Elf to sue for discrimination.

Marreese Speights:

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

Mo Buckets! Mo Buckets! Mo Buckets! It’s 2018. Why the hell are we still talking about Mo Buckets?

Malcolm Brogdon:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 14 9 7 0 2 0 1/3 6/10 1/2

Continues to start at shooting guard and played 37 minutes. Such a solid player. Doesn’t turn the ball over, shoots a high percentage, and contributes in all but blocks.

John Henson:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 10 1 0 2 2 0 7/11 0

Double-double. In-N-Out sounds good right about now.

With no Anthony Davis, Dante Cunningham received the start and played 18 minutes.

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

If I ever consider rostering Cunningham, just send my ass to Dante’s Inferno.

DeMarcus Cousins:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 29 8 3 0 2 5 5/8 6/15 12/17

No AD = Boogie all night long.

E’Twaun Moore:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 4 4 1 1 2 2/7 5/13 4/5

Moore!!!! Top 100 player for fantasy right now. Gentlemen and one lady, this is why they play the games.

JaMychal Green:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 14 2 2 1 2 0 7/12 6/6

I told someone to consider dropping Green the other day. Good job, Son.

Andrew Harrison:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 7 3 0 2 1 1/3 3/11 4/5

Harrison is not good, but he has multiple games with over 30 minutes and 10+ shot attempts. Things could be worse. You could’ve told someone to drop JaMychal Green before he had a season-best game.

Damian Lillard:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 29 5 8 2 0 2 1/6 9/16 10/12

Returned afer missing two games and played 32 minutes. You know what time it is.

Jusuf Nurkic:

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

Only played 21 minutes. So frustrating, as he can play 38 minutes one night and 21 another. He has skills and can contribute in all but three-pointers. It’s just a matter of minutes.

Ed Davis:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 10 2 0 2 1 0 4/4 3/7

Played 26 minutes after playing 23 minutes the game before. I don’t expect that to be a trend, but it’s something to monitor.

Shabazz Napier:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 9 2 2 1 0 3 1/4 2/8 4/6

With the return of Dame, Shabazz gets relegated back to the bench. With that said, he still played 23 minutes.

Trevor Ariza:

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

There’s glass ceiling. If there were a glass floor, Ariza would be it.

Chris Paul:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 37 7 11 3 0 2 3/11 13/29 8/8

The Rockets are in good hands. Stocktonator agrees, as it loved CP3 last night.

Eric Gordon:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 30 5 3 0 1 1 5/12 11/23 3/4

Since James Harden has been out, Gordon has dished out 3, 9, 7, 7, and 6 dimes. Prior to that, he was averaging one a game. Like a good neighbor.

Gerald Green:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 12 6 4 0 1 2 3/7 4/11 1/2

Trade Harden!!!

Bulls prevailed over the Knicks, 122-119 in double overtime.

Lauri Markkanen:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
33 10 1 2 1 1 8/15 10/22 5/5

A true Markksman. Was Dirk eradicated from the Matrix?

Denzel Valentine:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 20 9 4 0 0 4 4/8 8/14 0/1

Played 34 minutes. Has received over 30 minutes in four of six games this month and hoisted double-digit shot attempts in five of six. Will never overtake Billy Ray as my favorite Valentine, but he’s in the tier right below.

With Nikola Mirotic out, Bobby Portis only played 19 minutes.

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

Womp womp.

David Nwaba:

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

Played 32 minutes. Prior to last night, Nwaba’s minutes had been shaved to around 18 per game. The 32 minutes looks to be an outlier.

Andre Drummond:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 20 5 2 2 4 0/1 9/15 4/6

Two words. Brooklyn. Nets.

Dwight Buycks:

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

Played 24 minutes and is the backup point guard to Ish Smith. If you quickly glance at his name, you’d swear that it says Buckets. A closer look reveals Buycks. That’s his fantasy value in a nutshell.

Spencer Dinwiddie:

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

31 points in 41 minutes two games ago to two points in 26 minutes last night. I feel like a Dinwiddie.

Allen Crabbe:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 20 3 3 1 1 2 5/9 7/11 1/1

Back-to-back 20 point games for Crabbe. Is the world going to end and someone forgot to inform me?

Jarrett Allen played 15 minutes, while Jahlil Okafor played 17 minutes. Allen scored four while Okafor was bageled. I forget. Which one was the offensive center again?

Hassan Whiteside:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 16 15 1 0 4 2 0 7/10 2/2

Played 28 minutes. Mt. Whiteside is ready to explode.

Bam Adebayo, Tyler Johnson, and Wayne Ellington all scored 15 points. Now that’s teamwork. Seven of the eight Heat players scored in double figures, with Derrick Jones Jr. only scoring eight. I smell extra laps and push ups for someone.

With Myles Turner out, Domantas Sabonis got the start and played 31 minutes.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 7 0 0 0 4 0 8/15 2/3

Arvydas lives!!!

Victor Oladipo:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 7 4 3 0 4 0/6 9/20 8/11

Top 10 player in fantasy. Oladipo Ho! Oladipo Ho!

Corey Joseph:

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

Played 27 minutes. Unfortunatley, CJ sucks.

Dirk Nowitzki:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 19 2 2 2 0 0 3/7 8/16 0

Dude is still ballin’. The Matrix must have upgraded it’s hardware because both Dirk and Markkanen had big games. Does not compute. Error. Error. Error.

Yogi Ferrell:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 4 1 1 0 1 7/10 7/10 1/2

Got the start at shooting guard and played 36 minutes. Yabba dabba doo!!!

Harrison Barnes:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 25 11 2 0 1 0 3/5 9/13 4/4

So good, yet so meh.

Dennis Smith Jr.:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 15 3 6 0 2 1 0/5 4/13 7/8

Still my boo but I may have to consider DSJ baby boo and Donovan Mitchell boo. Naw, I’m loyal. DSJ will always be my boo, but it’s getting more difficult every day.

Kemba Walker:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 41 3 4 3 1 1 3/9 16/28 6/6

You’d think a 40 burger would get some love. Not last night, especially since the Hornets lost 115-111 to the Mavs at home.

  1. APOK says:
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    What’s good, Son?! Hope your new year has been good so far. Question for ya…

    14 team. Currently in 2nd. 9 CAT, Fg/Ft M (not %)

    G: Ball/Fultz (IR)
    GF: DeRozan/Wiggins/Bazemore/Bogdanovic/Lamb/Josh Jackson/Crabbe
    F: Lebron/T. Harris
    FC: Collins/Sabonis/Markieff Morris

    I just traded Bazemore/Harris/Sabonis for AD/Lavine

    Did i just ruin my season? I was kinda shocked to see the dude accepted it but in the back of my head I’m worried for some reason….. plus my buddy is telling me otherwise and is gettin in my head haha.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @APOK: Sup APOK! You make that trade everyday all day. As the great Ricky Bobby said, if you ain’t first you last.

  2. 2rule says:
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    hi son,

    my WCS for his Batum+Jamaychal, wht do u think?

    • 2rule says:
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      also wcs for saric?

      • 2rule says:
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        And dinwiee for nowitzki? Thx

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @2rule: Sure, but I believe I’m banned from talking about anything related to Green

      • 2rule says:
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        Dinwie+wcs for his TimHard + nıwitzki

  3. Not your average Joe says:
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    12-team, 9-cat, h2h, keeper. My team is Lillard, Teague, Bradley, Beal, J.Brown, Prince, A.Gordon, RHJ, Zingis, Olynyk, Gobert

    Would you drop Avery Bradley, Taurean Prince, Kelly Olynyk, and/or Jaylen Brown for any of the following? (All but Bradley can be kept for next year at an 11th round price; Bradley can be kept at a 9th round price.)

    Waiver Wire a plenty: D.Wright, TyJo, Holiday, G.Green, Wiggins, J.Jackson, Beasley, Sabonis, Randle, Adebayo, Vala, Biyombo. (All but Wiggins and Vala are 11th round keepers.)

    • Not your average Joe says:
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      @Not your average Joe: Oh, fwiw, I’m currently in 7th place and struggling from injuries and inconsistency.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Kelly O for Randle

  4. Bearded Unicorn says:
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    Got offered Fournier in exchange for my Ibaka in a dynasty league. I’m a contending team in first place but could use more scoring and some assists. Thoughts?

  5. Mr. Blast says:
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    AyyyyO!

    What’s up Son son ?

    Are we moving on from Oak ?

    Or giving him one LAST shot Vs ATL on Friday ? (Tasty matchup)

    If I knew how to insert a Youtube video it would be – B.I.G “One More Chance”

    FA’s – Bam, Nance, Dieng (Not including Frenchise in here anymore)

    Thanks mang!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Mr. Blast: Ayo!!! You’ve held on this long. You might as well hold on until the bitter/sweet end.

      Ha! You are wise beyond your years.

  6. Mark says:
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    Hi son,
    Would you trade beal for harris?
    May i ask for your top 5 forwards in the league?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Rather have Beal.

      LBJ, KD, G, AD, Cousins.

      • Mark says:
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        @Son: thanks. Got offered porter and harris for my beal and rhj. I’m really feeling good this deal.
        Anyway, my team is heavy with quality guards having both curry and cp3 as well and thinking of swapping one of them with a forward. Thanks for the list of possible trade ins. Helps a lot.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Anytime! Good luck

  7. J says:
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    Gotta take KD off IR, who ya dropping between Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Mirotic, or Willie Cauley Stein? Only problem with dropping WCS is Marc Gasol would then be my only C, so kind of stuck holding onto him until Vooch gets back. Thanks man.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @J: Probably Brown

      • J says:
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        @Son: yeah. He had a solid game today but been pretty inconsistent. Also have Rubio and Rondo which is pretty frustrating but hoping for a solid second half out of those too

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @J: Yeah, it’s tough owning Rubio and Rondo. Good luck in the second half

  8. Bob says:
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    Hi,
    Lee is really underrated and underowned in fantasy. He’s been sitting a lot on waiver before i nabbed him and i was surprised by his production. Where would you rank him in 9cat?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’ve always liked Lee. He’s a top 50 player right now. I’d probably put in the 75 range

  9. Pickle says:
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    Glad you’re on team In N Out.

    Love RHJ, but trade for J Holiday on a punt FG team?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Pickle: Ha! Definitely like In N Out, but also Fatburger and Apple Pan.

      That works

      • Pickle says:
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        Thanks!

        Should have been more clear. Was referring to the Bull’s Holiday and not the Pelicans. Still do it?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          I figured you meant Bulls Holiday when you said punt Fg. Ha! Sure.

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