There are many different types of volcanoes. Cinder cones are the most common and are fairly small in both diameter and height. Stratovolcanoes are layered with lava, ash, and unmelted stone. These erupt with great violence because pressure builds in the magma chamber then…KABOOM! Like a shaken bottle of soda. Shield volcanoes are massive, with a huge base and gentle sloping sides. Eruptions are not explosive like stratovolcanoes. Instead, lava just flows out over the sides. Think Mauna Loa in Hawaii. Hassan Whiteside aka Mt. Whiteside is no cinder cone, as he stands 7′ 0″ and weights 235 pounds. He’s more stratovolcano due to his explosive performances in the past. Back in November of 2018, Mt. Whiteside erupted for 29 points, 20 boards, and 9 blocks! It was the consistency that was lacking, though. Sometimes it was injury, other times it was being in the coach’s doghouse. This season, though, Mt. Whiteside has been a hybrid shield/stratovolcano. Last night was the most recent example:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 21 1 0 5 1 0 8/14 7/8

He’s been erupting on the regular, but it’s felt like fantasy goodies have been just oozing over the edge, producing a fantasy island of extraordinary magnitude. Beep. Boop. Bop. You know what oozes fantasy goodies on the regular? The Stocktonator. Mt. Whiteside is the #6 player for fantasy on the season. Points, boards, blocks, excellent field goal percentage, and the free throw shooting has been a robust 76%! I doubt Jusuf Nurkic returns and makes Mt. Whiteside dormant, so enjoy the nightly eruptions.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

 

John Collins

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 8 1 1 0 4 2/3 6/9 2/2

Only played 22 minutes because he injured his back in the third quarter. If he misses an extended period of time, then it’s time to go back to the garage and dust off Jabari Parker.

Trae Young

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 5 10 0 0 6 5/14 9/23 5/6

Just another Trae Day. Nothing too manic, though. Tons of points, dimes, turnovers, and tres. The usage rate is 34.5 on the season and sometimes ticks up to 38. If Collins misses time, that could become the regular.

Kevin Huerter

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

Played 39 minutes. Huerter is a good shooter, but the numbers tell a different story. On the season, he’s shooting sub-40%. In his rookie campaign, he converted 42% of his attempts. I have optimism that he can shoot a higher percentage, but as my momma always said, potential don’t mean [email protected]#t. Regardless, I still like Huerter for fantasy. He plays a ton of minutes in a fantasy-friendly environment. He plays alongside Trae, so he will get plenty of good looks. He’s not just a 3-and-D player, though, as he will grab some boards and dish out over 4 dimes per game.

Marcus Smart

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 6 9 3 2 1 2/5 5/12 3/4

Got the start and played 36 minutes because Kemba Walker did not play due to an illness. The shooting efficiency is always an issue for Smart, even when his eye is working properly. He needs to get sent back to the lab and get recalibrated. Or get upgraded with the I3000 bionic eyes with HUD. For fantasy, he provides tres, boards, dimes, and defensive stats.

Jaylen Brown

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 10 2 2 0 6 1/2 8/13 7/10

It warms my heart to see Brown ball out like this. Especially since I don’t have to back into the Razzball archives and delete all the things I’ve written about him. Yes, I called him Kawhi 2.0. I’m not drawing dead. At least not yet. So, coming into this season, the shooting efficiency was the biggest bugaboo for his game. Well, he’s stuck out both middle fingers to that. As a result, he’s a top 40 player for fantasy. The next frontier is to dish out more dimes and get his Mutombo on. If he can do that, then Kawhi 2.0 won’t be far away.

Enes Kanter

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

In 24 minutes off the bench. Where have these blocks come from? Maybe it’s from blocking all the pro-Turkey government trolls on the Twitter machine. Whatever it is, he needs to bottle and sell it. Prior to this season, Kanter had never averaged more than 0.5 blocks per game. He’s at 0.9 currently and has gone through stretches of blocking over 2 per game! He’s always been a dub-dub machine, so with the added blocks, he’s been a top 35 player over the past six games. With Robert Williams still nursing a hip injury, Kanter should continue receiving around 21-23 minutes per game.

Damian Lillard

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35 3 3 1 0 1 2/6 10/20 13/14

Granted, it was against the Wizards, who are THE worst team in the league, but whatever.

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The numbers on the clock show the same thing, regardless of the day, month, year, emotional state of mind, weather, distance from the Equator, whether we are at war or peace, etc.

Isaiah Thomas got ejected fourteen seconds into the game….SMH.

Jordan McRae

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
35 5 4 0 1 2 4/10 12/26 7/9

In 33 minutes off the bench. Bradley Beal didn’t start due to a leg issue and because it was a back-to-back set, so McRae was expected to be the primary scoring off the bench, with Troy Brown Jr. moving into the starting lineup. The stars aligned for McRae due to the IT ejection, so he soaked up some extra run. When he’s on the court, Jordan channels his inner Jordan and gets shots up. Over the past four games, he’s averaged 32 minutes, 24.8 points, 4 tres, 5.3 boards, 3.8 dimes, and 1 steal. He’s a good shooter, as he’s converting 47% from the field and 80% from the line on the season. When the Wizards get healthy, McRae goes back to being bench fodder and playing around 21 minutes per game.

Jimmy Butler

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 10 7 3 0 6 0/2 7/12 9/11

On the season, Butler is a top 20 player, but over the past 15 games, he’s been a top 50 one. Nothing to worry about, though. He’s been solid and all the numbers are close to his season averages. The shooting efficiency vacillates from time to time and other players go on heaters.

Bam Adebayo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 10 1 1 2 2 0 5/8 4/5

Wham, Bam, thank you, ma’am! I don’t hit it and quit it, though. I’m in it for the long haul with Bam. One of my favorite players in the league because of his versatility. He does the normal big man things like rebound and block, but he has guard handles and can dish out dimes while Euro stepping around defenders. Top 35 player for fantasy on the season. He doesn’t provide tres, but if he can improve his free throw shooting, top 25 wouldn’t be out of the question.

With Jonathan Isaac out for a few months due to a knee injury, it was Khem Birch who replaced him in the starting lineup. He produced 2 points, 1 board, 2 dimes, and 1 block. The answer to your question is no.

Nikola Vucevic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 11 7 0 1 2 2/6 7/17 4/4

Chugga chuga chugga chuga chooo chooooooooo! The Vuc train has slowly but surely been picking up steam since leaving the station. He’s top 25 on the season. Next stop….top 20. The only question is if he can replicate last season’s #11 finish.

Terrence Ross

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 2 0 2 0 0 6/10 7/13 5/7

In 25 minutes off the bench. Ross is a two-dimensional player: points and tres. Unfortunatley, most leagues consist of eight or nine categories. With that said, Ross is good at what he does, albeight with some inconsistency. If you need points and tres, visit Ross. Just know that it’s a discount store, so you will often leave empty handed.

Julius Randle

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 13 3 1 2 3 0/6 5/17 3/3

The numerology nerds just all nutted onto their spreadsheets! Over the past six games, Randle has been a top 15 player. Dayam. He’s always going to provide points, boards, and some dimes, but if he contributes tres and defensive stats, then no one will be stabbing this Julius in the back, front, or side.

Marcus Morris Sr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 3 2 2 1 0 4/8 8/17 5/8

Shams Charania of the Athletic reported that, “Morris has expressed publicly and privately his desire to stay loyal with the Knicks, and the team is said to prefer to keep him.” No shit! Morris is having the best year of his career and jacking up 14 shots per game. And he’s getting paid while living in NYC. As for the Knicks….they continue to start Taj Gibson at center, so that’s all you need to know. Dummyheads. If Morris does stay with the Knicks, then he will continue being a fantasy asset, providing points, tres, and boards.

Elfrid Payton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 5 6 0 0 2 0/1 6/10 3/8

He’s the starting point guard for the Knicks. The points won’t be voluminous, as the shooting efficiency has been bad, but that should improve and will be a nice addition to the boards, dimes, and steals he will provide.

Bobby Portis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 4 2 0 0 1 3/6 7/10 3/3

In 20 minutes off the bench. Portis will pop off from time to time, but he doesn’t get the run to be someone you can trust for fantasy.

Kelly Oubre Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
29 5 1 3 0 0 5/7 11/16 2/4

In 40 minutes! Over the past seven games, Oubre has been the #11 player. He’s been shooting 54% from the field! That’s not going to continue. He’s more like a 45% shooter. With that said, he provides points, tres, boards, and steals. He’s top 35 on the season and will likely finish in the top 40-50 range.

Aron Baynes

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 12 2 0 1 1 2/8 7/16 4/5

Got the start and played 29 minutes, alongside Deandre Ayton. That is an encouraging sign. We just don’t know if it’s the N. W. O. If he does get consistent run, Baynes can provide some points, tres, boards, and a smidgen of blocks. The percentages are excellent for a big man. He is an excellent passer as well, averaging 2.2 dimes on the season.

Deandre Ayton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 13 5 0 1 1 0 5/11 5/6

Played 37 minutes. I like him Ayton, as he will provide points, boards, dimes, and blocks with excellent percentages. He’s still getting back into the groove and has been a top 100 player for fantasy. More than likely, health permitting, Ayton will finish as a top 10-20 player.

Devin Booker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
38 3 7 0 0 4 2/5 14/27 8/8

Such a baller. A professional getter of buckets. Booker can score on anyone, but he also dishes out dimes. Top 35 player for fantasy. Unless he improves in the defensive categories, he will be stuck in this purgatory.

Derrick Favors

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 14 2 0 4 0 0/1 7/11 1/1

Favors was injured earlier in the season, but is finally doing what we all expected. Points, boards, some dimes, and defensive stats should be plentiful. The field goal percentage will be excellent as well. The only bugaboo is the piss poor free throw shooting, but it’s on low volume so the impact is mitigated somewhat. He’s in one of the most fantasy friendly environments, so as long as he stays healthy, top 40-ish production is a reasonable expectation.

Lonzo Ball

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 2 5 2 0 1 2/7 10/16 1/2

Played 33 minutes. He has now played 33, 40, 30, and 36 minutes over the past four games. Oh, it’s on like Donkey Kong. The shooting efficiency is always a concern, but Ball will provide points, boards, dimes, and steals when given the run. The Pelicans play at the sixth-fastest pace, which is the perfect environment for Ball’s skillset. Just wait until Zion returns!

E’Twaun Moore

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 3 2 0 1 1 2/6 7/14 0

Played 29 minutes off the bench. Over the past five games, Moore has received 29, 25, 20, 22, and 24 minutes of run. He looks to have carved out the role of microwave off the bench. Strictly a points and tres specialist, Moore has been jacking up over 12 shots per game.

Anthony Davis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
46 13 1 3 1 3 3/5 15/21 13/13

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There’s nothing to say or write. He is that good.

LeBron James

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 8 15 2 0 2 1/3 7/17 2/5

LeBron is leading the league in dimes by a wide margin. He’s the only player averaging over 10 (10.9). Ricky Rubio is in second with 9.3. He and AD are the perfect couple. There was Brangelina back in the day. LeBronthony? Anyways, for fantasy, LeBron is the #11 player on the season. High turnovers and below average free throw shooting are the only things keeping him out of the top 5.

Danny Green

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 5 5 2 0 0 6/10 9/14 1/2

Oh, Danny boy has scored at least 20 points in three games this season. He’s scored in single digits 23 times. Yipee! Our Danny boy is a 3-and-D player, and not a particularly good one. Don’t get fooled just because the color of money is green.

  1. Rhirano says:
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    Yo Son! Are Blake Griffin and Larry Nance cuttable in 12 teamers? The team is not looking hot right now and there’s not a ton available right now but it’s hard to carry 4 injured guys especially when one is a shutdown candidate.

    Best Available now: Conley, Winslow, Gasol, Derrick White, Delon, Powell

    Looking for 3s and D stats mostly

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’m ok with cutting both. Conley and Delon interest me the most

  2. Ralph says:
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    Which side do you like best in a points league? Booker/Murray for derozan/vanvleet

    • Son

      Son says:
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      DD/FVV

  3. eballs says:
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    Rank these spot starts today in a points league

    E’Twaun @ SAC
    Garland vs OKC
    Jabari vs IND (if Collins sits)

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Jabari, Garland, E’Twaun

  4. IntendedSteb says:
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    I’m calling BS on not having a BS write up. That was the bestest performance of last night, this season, ever… Or basically what GIannis does every night. And that’s freaky.
    I just hope Embiid calls BS out more often and tells him to shoot if he’s got a shot.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Lol. That’s fair. I thought about it but I wrote up BS earlier in the season. I try to give everyone some love

  5. eballs says:
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    Went with my gut on Garland and it paid off! On the other hand MPJ came down to earth. Would you add one of the following over MPJ? (Points league)

    Napier
    Lee
    Crowder

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Nice! Always go with your gut.

      Napier for me

  6. Maximus98 says:
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    Hey man, is Sekou a real thing? I know he got run because of Lake and Morris were out, but it would be logical for him to have loads of minutes ros. Is he add in 10t? Would drop Ibaka.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      He is a thing. He is very agile for his size and can shoot well. With that said, much depends on what Pistons do with Morris and Lake, so there’s risk. I’d scoop if player to drop was not significant. I wouldn’t drop Ibaka though.

      • Maxinus98 says:
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        What about trade: my PG and Ibaka for Booker and Love?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          I’m good with that

          • Maximus98 says:
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            Got another one! Simmons and Capela for my PG and Ibaka.
            Which trade u like more?

            Punt points and soft punt 3pts. First in the league, try to prepare for playoffs time and make up for Isaac injury

            • Maximus98 says:
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              Could get also Mitchell instead of Immons in that trade

              • Son

                Son says:
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                What’s squad look like?

                • Maximus98 says:
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                  Sga, Brogdon, Rubio, Vanvleet, Lonzo, Oubre, PJW, PG, ibaka, Embiid, Gobert, MRob, Elf.

                  • Maximus98 says:
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                    Or…just scoop Noel and hope he makes up for Isaac stocks

                  • Son

                    Son says:
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                    Simmons and Capela would work well for your squad

                    • Maximus98 says:
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                      But then ill be punting pts,3pm and ft. Is it not too much to punt 3 cats?

                    • Son

                      Son says:
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                      You crush big man stats, though. Comes down to tolerance, philosophy, and discipline. It’s definitely doable

  7. Trader says:
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    Whiteside has been a revelation. I picked Love instead. Oh well. Weekly checkup Dr Son. I took on Conley so this week I have Bryant and Mike out. Will have to weather that storm but hoping Conley helps come playoff time.

    Wire: Melton, Noel, Temple, Culver, Kennard are the best of the lot. Kennard was just dropped (maybe I should of grabbed him instead of Conley?). Any swaps here in our 9 cat, h2h league?

    Harden, Jrue, VVleet, Lowry
    JRich, Melo, RoCo
    Love, JJJ, Ibaka
    Myles, Vuce, Bryant, streamer spot
    IR: Conley

    Thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Whiteside has been unbelievable. He about to get paid.

      Anyways, squad looks good to me. Hopefully Conley pans out

      • Trader says:
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        Thanks! Streaming Monday. seeking counting stats and decent percentages. I like Dallas v Bulls so looking at Finney, Maxi or Barea. With KP out I am leaning Maxi since I never understand the guard rotations in Dallas. What say you?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Agreed. Maxi if KP out

  8. eballs says:
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    MPJ or Mystery man Sekou in a points league

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Man, that’s tough. I really like what I’ve seen from Sekou and think he can contribute in more cats. We don’t know how playing time will shake out when everyone is healthy, so there’s risk, but I prefer Sekou. MPJ is probably safer, as his role is more secure

  9. Maximus98 says:
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    Leaning towards make that trade (PG and Ibaka for Capela and Simmons). Only problem is that I will be left with only Sf (oubre) and only pf(PJW). This one could get tricky in crowded days.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Indeed. Don’t trade just to trade. Do it if it makes sense for you and makes your squads better

      • Maximus98 says:
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        So intriguing situation, but I have already lost my sf/pf Isaac, and it would be hard to lose George and dont get any forward back:(

        maybe i will go to Booker/Love side. Will see:D

        Anyways thanks

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Yeah, I hear you. Good luck my man. Let me know which direction you go

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