Is Mason Plumlee the Great White Hope? This is the second consecutive time I’ve written him up for the lede to this internationally renowned fantasy basketball blog, and y’all know how precious this real estate is. Not good enough? How about the fact that not since B-Rabbit has a white guy gotten the folks in Detroit to get up off their seats, bob their heads up and down, and raise their hands to the sky? Still not feeling it? Then how about this?
His first time messing around in his career!
On the season, Plumlee is a top 85 player. Over the last five games, though, he’s been a top 35 player, primarily due to averaging more than six more minutes than the season average of 27.7 minutes. He’s averaged 14.8 points, 10.4 boards, 5.2 dimes, one steal, and one block!! He’s shooting 66% from the field and 66% from the line! He’s obviously not going to continue this level of production but rebounds, dimes, defensive stats, and excellent field goal percentage should be mainstays all season long.
Here’s what else I saw last night:
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Is this the beginning of the end when Jayson breaks through the floor and goes from A-list player to B or even C, depending on the velocity and gravitational forces at play, like brother-from-another-mother Channing? C’mon man!!! Shit happens and it was just one of those games in which foul trouble and fowl shooting contributed to a poor performance. I’m sensing a little too much Valentine nookie.
In fact, too much nookie for the entire squad as they let Washington look like Wizards with a 104-91 victory. Amazingly, only two players scored in double figures for the CeLtics.
That is now back-to-back 20+ games for Kemba. Nants ingonyama bagithi baba sithi uhm ingonyamo. He’s not going to shoot 36% from the field forever. I’ve read that he’s been dropped in some leagues. Crazy. Scoop him up if so because he’s garnering a usage rate of close to 29, will play over 30 minutes at some point, dishes out dimes, and will chuck up 15 shots per game. That ain’t bad, yo.
JINX! I said it first. So cute that Kemba and Jaylen wore matching stat lines on Valentine’s Day. Smooch smooch. Over the last six games, Brown has been outside the top 100, as the turnovers have ticked up, the field goal percentage has gone down, and the steals have dissipated somewhat. I wouldn’t jump off a bridge of anything. He’ll be fine and should finish the season as a top 40 player.
Got the start and played 22 minutes as Alex Len was a DNP-CD. There is no sunshine left in the Son household. Wagner is intriguing because he can stretch the floor, grab some rebounds, and contribute a little something something in the defensive stats. He’s more athletic than Len so something to monitor for sure.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalmost messed around. Too bad the CeLtics forgot their A and B games because Russ only needed for 29 minutes in this one. Maybe it was for the best so he couldn’t ruin your percentages more than he already did. My alter ego NOS would like to interject and say that he already F’d your percentages so it doesn’t really matter so counting stats are all we want. True, alter ego, true. When SON and NOS combine forces, it is one of extraordinary magnitude.
Bradley Beal was everyone’s Balentine yesterday. Beal has played 22 games this season. He’s gone for at least 30 points in 15 of them, with a 47 and 60-point performance in there. Bantastic!!!
Uh, he’s been a top 20 player over the last eight games. Hold up. *The protagonist exits the room* I went to the refrigerator to get some tomatoes. Zion is blocking 1.3 shots per game. *Protagonist throws tomato at own head* Zion is shooting 80% from the free-throw line. *Protagonist throws second tomato at own head* I’m a stupid, stupid man. *Protagonist places head into bucket of tomatoes and makes ketchup*
Ingram is a top 35 player. That’s where he finished last season and is where he will likely finish this season. After a dramatic rise from two years ago, how much higher can he go? *cough cough* Yo, coach. I can go as high as you want me to go. *cough cough* The last frontier for improvement is in the steals department, as he’s at 0.6 on the season. If he can be a 1/1/1 player, then top 25 is attainable.
In 30 minutes. Only the second time he’s reached that mark in the last eight games and the seventh time he’s dub-dubbed. Go to the fridge and open up a bottle of Steven Adams. Ooops, wrong Adams. The 30 minutes were an encouraging sign because Willy Hernangomez was getting consistent minutes. What’s it all mean? Meh, as Adams is barely a top 200 player. He’s a rebound, field goal, and steals specialist.
He Bledsoe we no longer have to roster him.
Got the start because Blake Griffin is a biatch. I kid. He was out for rest. Over the last four games, Bey has averaged 26.1 minutes, 17.8 points, four tres, 5.5 boards, two dimes, and 0.8 steals while shooting 71% from the field and 71% from the line. On the season, he’s shooting 41% from the field so the efficiency is going to come down. He has also benefitted from injuries so I’d see what his role is when everyone is healthy.
There’s been nothing wrong with Wright over the last seven games, as he’s averaging 34.7 minutes, 14.6 points, 0.9 tres, 5.3 boards, six dimes, 1.7 steals, and 0.4 blocks. Now, he’s shooting 51% from the field so that will come down to the 45% range but he’s contributing across the board and could finish as a top 60 player.
In 25 minutes off the bench. I’ve always like Svi because he has size and can shoot. *Squints at stats* 39% field goal percentage. Stats are stupid. Fine, he’s inconsistent, but the main issue is the inconsistent role and playing time. He’s played 25 and 21 minutes the last three games but then played nine minutes the game before. Svi for Three makes me smile with glee. Unfortunately, he probably won’t be freed.
In 21 minutes off the bench. He hucks. He chucks. He blows your house down. Jackson is averaging 24 minutes and garners a usage rate of 26.6 on the season. Over the last seven games, though, the minutes have ticked up to 28.2 while the usage rate is at 28.8. What’s nice about Jackson is that you know he’s going to be involved when he’s on the court and he also contributes the D.
Ant-man has started the last 10 games and averaged 31.5 minutes, 16.6 points, two tres, 4.7 boards, 3.2 dimes, 0.7 steals, and 0.6 blocks while shooting 43% from the field and 78% from the line. Dude is an athletic freak and is so strong near the basket. He needs to improve the shot selection and contribute more on D to be fantasy relevant. In addition, what happens when D’Angelo Russell returns?
In 33 minutes. Tick. Tick. Tick. Since returning to action, KAT has played 31, 32, and 33 minutes. My money’s on 34!!! Slowly but surely he’s getting ramped back up. Meow F’ing Ow!
A rough shooting night but Siakam has been really good lately. Like top 20 good over the last seven games. He’s almost been a 1/1/1 player and contributing in every cat with good percentages and low turnovers. P.S. – he’s good. P.P.S. – please remain good.
Powell has started the last seven games he’s played due to OG Anonuby’s injury. He’s been a top 40 player over that stretch. When OG returns, Powell will likely return to the bench. On the season, Powell averages 33.3 minutes as a starter and 21.4 minutes as a reserve.
In 18 minutes off the bench. As I keep saying, can’t play him against teams with centers who can punish down on the blocks. This is why I’d be selling him in both redraft and dynasty. I don’t think he ever becomes a legit starter in this league and his value won’t be any higher than it is right now.
Johnson has started every game this season and been just outside the top 100. He scores, drains tres, and grabs boards. The percentages are decent as well. He just doesn’t provide much in the defensive stats. Not a limp Johnson by any means but not a rock hard one either.
Has started the last six games due to LMA’s injury and will continue to start as long as he’s out. There’s been no timetable for LMA’s return so reap the rewards of Poeltl in the meantime. Over the last four games, he’s been a top 30 player, providing boards, defensive stats, and excellent field goal percentage. 3.3 blocks and 70% field goal percentage is no laughing matter. LMA, though? LMAO.
In 27 minutes. The first time eclipsing the 20-point threshold since returning back to action. The 26.7 usage rate was the second-highest. White won’t play back-to-backs probably all season but he will likely get up to the 30-minute threshold sooner than later.
Over the last four games, Murray has been a top 20 player. Eight rebounds, 2.8 steals, 48% field goal percentage, 91% shooting from the line, and 1.8 turnovers will usually do it. Let’s now add in 19.3 points, one tres, and 4.3 dimes. That is so freaking sexy.
Only played 19 minutes due to a knee injury. Patella femoral discomfort. Any doctors in the house?
The Hornets went with a three-guard lineup to start because Gordon Hayward did not play due to a back injury.
In 39 minutes. Rookie of the Year.
Garnered a 34.7 usage rate, as Hayward and Graham cracker went down. He’s played over 40 minutes in back-to-backgames. He’s been a top 10 player over the last six games. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! We used to do that because Terry was scary. Now? Jubilation. He’s shooting 54% from the field over the last six games and is at 49% on the season. Dayam. Over the last five seasons, Rozier has shot 27%, 36%, 39%, 38%, and 42%. When I teach my kids that anything is possible, I will just show them Rozier’s field goal percentage arc.
In 31 minutes off the bench. With the Hornets only having eight players available, Monk had plenty of time to deliver an offensive sermon. He has a high of 36 points this season so we know he can fill it up. If Graham misses time, Monk will see an uptick in minutes. If both Graham and Hayward miss extended time, then…..
Like how Prince morphed from having a name to just a symbol, so it shall be for Lillard blurbs. Once there were words, now just these…..
In 31 minutes off the bench. Over the last four games, Melo has scored 15, 23, 24, and 23 points while hoisting up 17, 13, 15, and 16 shots. He’s the number two scoring option for as long as CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic are out.
Is that good? He’s scored 44 and 46 in back-to-back games. IS THAT GOOD? Over the last eight games, he’s been the number 11 player for fantasy. That’s good. He’s averaging five turnovers per game. That ain’t good. 33.1 points, 3.1 tres, 7.4 boards, 9.4 dimes, one steal, and 0.8 blocks while shooting 48% from the field and 85% from the line. THAT’S FREAKING AMAZING! Hallef’ingLuka is now shooting 79% from the free-throw line on the season.
Ho-hum. Just another night with G messing around. The fourth time this season and 22nd of his career. The Bucks have now lost three straight games for the first time this season. Ruh roh. G is a 1/1/1 player but the most eye-opening number is the 36.8 minutes he’s been averaging over the last four games. Last season, that number was at 30.4. Budenholzer for president!
Playing point guard with Jrue Holiday out and has been aaaaaiiiiight. He’s shooting 42% from the field and is primarily a tres, boards, and steals player. Just outside the top 100 on the season.
In 28 minutes off the bench, the second-highest total on the season. Over the last eight games, Portis has been a top 55 player despite averaging 21.5 minutes. He doesn’t turn the ball over and provides points, tres, boards, and steals. The most eye-opening number is the field goal percentage, though, as he’s shooting 55% from the field on 10.8 attempts.
The veteran led the Thunder to a gritty 114-109 victory over the Bucks. Horford has been a top 30 player over the last seven games. He’s not this good, as he’s more like a top 50 player but it’s nice to see him back in the groove after a slow start to the season. It will be interesting to see where he winds up at the trade deadline.
Got his second start of the season and played 34 minutes. JJ with the deadly J from downtown. Keep in mind that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Theo Maledon have been out but JJ has now gone for 20 in back-to-back games.
Bacon has started the last five games and averaged 34 minutes per game. The efficiency is usually an issue (41% on the season) but he can provide some points, tres, and steals. Mmmmm, I love bacon. It’s a different story regarding Bacon.
Garnered a 32.3 usage rate with Evan Fournier and Cole Anthony out of commission. Over the last three games, Ross has shot 39%, 35%, and 29% while chucking up 23, 20, and 27 shots. Lol. I respect it.
Bridges has fallen off recently. Don’t worry, no one was hurt writing this blurb. The steals have come down a tick but he’s like the new generation Otto Porter, as he will contribute in every cat, not turn the ball over, and provide excellent percentages.
Last season, Ayton was averaging 14.9 shot attempts per game. This season? 10.3. He has 10 games with single-digit field goal attempts, two of those being the most recent games. It’s tough to score when you don’t put up shots.
The Suns are 17-9 on the season. They are 29th in pace, 11th in offensive efficiency, and 7th in defensive efficiency. They are for real and a damn good team which sucks for fantasy. Booker is a top 85 player on the season. Even though he’s been on a heater recently, he’s topping out at top 45 production. The lack of defensive stats really hold him back.
— Anthony Davis hurt? (@isTheBrowHurt) February 15, 2021
Left after 14 minutes due to an Achilles injury after getting fouled by Jokic. MRI is scheduled for Monday.
LeBron is LeGood. LeMagnificent. LeAmazing. Sorry, not LeGood. LeGod. Terminator 2000 ain’t got anything on LeBron 18.
In 26 minutes off the bench. If AD misses time, then Kuzma would likely start and be the primary beneficiary. In six starts this season, he has averaged 31.5 minutes, 14.3 points, two tres, seven boards, 0.8 dimes, 0.2 steals, and one block while shooting 49% from the field and 66% from the line.
Only played 16 minutes due to a knee injury. JaMychal Green subbed in for him and could be the primary beneficiary.
The 47th time Jokic has messed around. What a freaking Jokic! The numero uno player in fantasy. Is that good?
Was questionable prior to the game but ended up starting and playing 34 minutes. It’s been a rough season for Murray owners as he’s a top 90 player. Pop! Bubble has been bursted.
Played 24 minutes off the bench. Over the last three games, Nnaji has played 24, 6, and 19 minutes. He’s shot 7 times in two games and scored 16 and 14 points. Now, he’s not going to shoot 71% from the field every game, but if he’s getting run then we have to keep our eyes on him, like how a pimp be keeping track of his hoes. Maybe Nnaji and not Green fills in if Millsap misses time.
What a sexy ass line. Mr. Anderson gives it to us slow but it’s so satisfactory. Over the last four games, he’s been a top 15 player. Plugged into the Matrix perhaps? He’s been shooting 54% from the field so that’s going to regress. He’s more like a 46% shooter. The defensive stats have really jumped as he’s stealing two per game. Now, the question is will he continue playing over 28 minutes per game? Why you looking at me?
In only 26 minutes. I still don’t understand why he doesn’t play at least 30 minutes. Anyways, JV has been earning those varsity letters this season, as he’s top 50 on the season and has been top 25 over the last five games. So, JV has been good but Sacramento has been atrocious against centers, boosting the fantasy points per minute by 20.26% above league average, second-most generous in the league.
The 2 button must’ve gotten stuck. How else can you explain this line? A delegation from the numerology society has descended upon Sacramento to investigate. Strange things all around. 50% shooting from the field for Brooks? He’s shooting 39% from the field on the season so, it was a nice stroll down to the Brooks last night. Beware the bricks next trip out, though.
In 31 minutes off the bench. Start him, cowards!!! Haliburton really impresses me, as he has an excellent shot and is always under control with the rock. No need to mine this treasure because he already blings. Top 45 player on the season despite starting only two games.
Top 100 player on the season. The 68% free-throw shooting really hurts his overall value.
Got the start and played 28 minutes because Andre Drummond was resting. Allen can provide points, boards, blocks, and excellent percentages. The only question is tied to Drummond and whether he gets traded or not. We all want to go to Jarrett!
Iblocka is back!!! Points, boards, blocks, and good percentages. Sounds like Allen. The only difference is that Ibaka is more perimeter-oriented.
Got the start because both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were out. I thought Lou was full-on tart but he’s bounced back with plenty of sweetness. Over the last three games, he’s been a top 20 player and top 50 over the past seven games. The usage rate sky rockets with both Kawhi and PG off the floor.
I thought I saw a puddy cat. I did! I did! Psych. It’s just Morris who has scored at least 20 points in back-to-back games. Shocker. He’s averaging 24 minutes per game on the season and can provide points and tres with some boards. Don’t expect the D on the regular like last night. I saw a puddy cat. I did! I did!
Thanks Son! I have LMA and PJW on the IL (12 team, 9 cat std), are they worth keeping? Also have Conley and Smart with only 3 spots.
That’s tough. I lean towards dropping LMA
Bruhhhhhh – Mason is Jokic lite. He sat at the feet of the years of the elite passing tub of goo, and he is now doing his version of it! Let’s go, Plumlee and Beywatch in D-town!
Do you think Drummond coming to Toronto destroys Boucher upside? They need to just let him go, if they loved him…they’d let him fly!
Lol. Mason needs to stop being a brick layer from the perimeter before I even mention him in the same breath as Jokic.
I think Boucher has his role regardless.
I’m only advocating for a Mason scale since he’s overtaken the Plumlee hierarchy without question. Is he wedged ahead of Mason Rudolph and behind Anthony Mason? Food for thought…
Just burn the Boucher stocks between Drummond’s boards and his Glass physique (shout out my M. Night!), he’s done.
I’d like to include Mason Crosby and Desmond Mason into the conversation.
Is Drummond to TOR a done deal?
Well, I think I’ve given good fodder for the next Mason column…
And no, but everything I read intimates that’s a likely destination. I’m preparing myself “Boucher let down.”
Thank you, sir Sir!
TOR would be a great destination for Drummond.
Hey Son, love your write up’s as usual. This has been an interesting fantasy season to say the el least. I started loosing my first three matchups, currently on a five week winning streak. (H2H, 9CAT)
Here is my team, any suggestions or tips?
I ended up basically punting FT% and AST ( my intention was only to punt AST, forgot how bad Giannis FT% is ).
Derrick White SA – PG,SG
Buddy Hield Sac – SG,SF
Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot Bkn – SG,SF ( Grabbed to stream back2back, no durant)
Norman Powell Tor – SG,SF
Giannis Antetokounmpo Mil – PF,C
Rudy Gobert Uta – C
Kelly Olynyk Mia – PF,C
Donovan Mitchell Uta – PG,SG
Jakob Poeltl SA – C
Malik Beasley Min – PG,SG
Brook Lopez Mil – C
Kristaps Porzingis Dal – PF,C
Danuel House JR.
Wendell Carter Jr. Chi – C (-IL)
Thanks! This season has been bonkers.
You’re super weak in steals too.
Hi again Son, great job as always.
12t, H2H Cat, 11 Cat with DD and TD.
9) Jarret Allen.
IR Wood and Nurkic
Punting tres and FT%
Would you trade DeAron Fox and Jerami Grant for Luka?
In another scenario, I could get Westbrook trading Fox and Nurkic. Could Westbrook blend well with this team? Would you do the trade?
I don’t like it
This question is for NOS: Am i crazy to hesitate on trading my middleton/kanter for KAT? 8 team roto 8cat, in first place now, and FG% is the tightest bunched category where im in second right now. Trying to get him to take vanvleet instead of khris for fg purposes, but maybe THAT is crazy!? Talk to me👊✌
Lol. I’d make the trade and like your thinking with the FVV angle. Press the button and let the NOS take you home!
Took it, was vetoed. Pretty crazy since last trade in the league was drussell on the night he left game inj for derozan, and also saw a bagley/kelvin jhnsn for john collins go through. We still chipping tho👊
Vetoes are stupid. Go forth young warrior and make us proud
Interesting trades went down in our league this morning. Which side do you like in each case?
1. Team A traded Drummond for Collins.
2. Team A also traded RoCo and Adams for Kanter. Team A is going for live bodies who don’t hurt percentages.
Hard to say without team context.
In a 12 team, 9 cat H2H league and took your advice the other day and finally dropped TJ Warren. But my team hit the injury bug since.
Got Mitchell Robinson, Mike Conley, AD, Larry Nance, and Jrue Holiday all injured, but only 2 slots available.
Might have to tough it out with most of these guys riding my bench, but is the only drop here Nance?
Also got Kyrie and thinking of trading him hoping for a 2 for 1 because of the state of my squad.
Damn. That’s rough. AD and Jrue are the must holds from that group. I’m good with dropping Nance. Probably have to hold onto Conley and Mitch but that’s a lot of dead weight in the short term.
I’m good with searching for 2-1. Always depends on the return. Also try and package your injured guys as well. Some teams may have open IL slots
Yeah it’s rough. Just dropped Nance for DiVincenzo because Kyrie and Rubio are my only active PGs.
Haven’t needed to make a trade in like 5 years so I’m somewhat new to this. Thinking of proposing Kyrie for Lonzo and Draymond. Is that too low of a deal?
Just for context this is my active squad:
PG: Kyrie, Rubio, DiVincenzo
SG: Josh Jackson, Mikal Bridges, Justin Holiday
SF: Miles Bridges, Kyle Anderson
PF/C: Bertans, Collins, Portis
IL: Conley, Robinson, Holiday, AD
Depends what your vision is. You’re giving away a lot of points
My team and WW options below. Context: in second place in tight h2h 12 teamer, 9 cats.
Harden, Paul, Payton, Sato
Beal, Bledsoe, D White
Ayton, JV, Holmes, B Lopez
WW: McConnell, Roby, Hart, O’Neale
1. Any swaps?
2. I passed on his Capela for my JV about a month ago just before Capela broke out and JV missed a ton of games. Not sure now who is better?
3. Best stash: JJJ who I have now or LeVert, Warren, C Anthony, Hunter, BogBog
I’d do the Payton for McConnell
– Kyrie, fournier, herro
– Tobias, clarke, keldon johnson
– AD, vuce, siakam, horford, WCJ
Would you trade :
1. WCJ for aldridge ??
2. Tobias for jrue ??
H2h, 9cat, 14teams
Rather have WCJ
I actually like that trade for you. Balances out your team well
Man, need help ASAP! Dejounte and Keldon are OUT this week. But my IR spots are full with Shai and Nurkic. Drop keldon for a streamer or drop Nurkic, put one spur to IR and then stream?
That’s rough. What’s league context and your squad?
10T 9cat h2h. Position 8/10(mainly because multiple injuries like every week, just dropped Fournier last week)
G: Coby, Dejounte (O), Clarkson, Seth Curry, JHarris
F: Siakm, Oubre, MPJ, Bazley, Clarke, Jeff Green, Keldon(O)
C: KAT, Turner
O: Shai, Nurk