In my brief period bringing you the fantasy basketball goods, I feel like I have been steadfast with my picks and decisions as the doings and goings of the NBA facilitate. ¬†Somebody yesterday made an outrageous claim that I wasn’t on Tobias Harris early on with a hokum situation. ¬†Never head back from ya, bro!
But as I responded, I was way wrong on Thomas Robinson and have admitted that numerous times. ¬†Who deals their two biggest-minute PFs at the same time bringing in a PF only not to play him? ¬†C’mon Rockets! ¬†I still think Robinson is a great raw talent and depending on how things shake out in the offseason might be a sleeper for me in 2013-2014.
And that brings me to that other Robinson who I have been down on all year. ¬†Last night,¬†Nate Robinson¬†played 33 minutes off the bench and shot 10-18 (5-11 3PTM 10-10 FT) 35 Pts 3 Rebs 2 Asts and 1 Blk. ¬†Despite the huge burst of points, that’s all Robinson’s big contribution is: points. ¬†Not that that’s a bad thing, but it’s the easiest category to fill. ¬†Then you move to the 3’s and ThrAGNOFF! ¬† I was wrong OK, dude can play well enough to be fantasy usable! ¬†He’s owned in most leagues, so if he burned you at all in the finals, feel free to troll comment. I was watching this game and the Bulls were running isos for him down the stretch. ¬†Shows how much they need his offense.
Here’s what else happened last night in the 2 NBA games:
Jimmy Butler –¬†Way better than Nate Robinson. ¬†Played a whopping 50 minutes to go 9-15 2 3’s 22 Pts 14 Rebs 2 Asts 3 Stls and 3 Blks. ¬†Super rainbow line! ¬†I think his scoring of late goes down next year with Rose returning, but I think he’s going to be a great value pick next season in drafts.
Richard Hamilton –¬†14 Pts and 8 Asts taking 14 shots in 26 minutes off the bench. ¬†If you need some scoring, Hamilton could be a position filler returning to the Bulls offense.
Carmelo Anthony –¬†First Knick to score 35+ in 6 straight games. ¬†Don’t tell that to my NBA Live 97 memory card with Alan Houston.
Raymond Felton –¬†Playing a little better down the stretch with a 19-5-6 line with 1 Blk and 3 3-balls. ¬†Hasn’t been a consistent or healthy season for Felton, but if he’s still helping you now, you’ll take it.
Kevin Durant –¬†Now making it a habit to barely miss on triple doubles. ¬†Just get two more assists! ¬†And hey, he’s playing. ¬†That will be an interesting argument for pick #1 vs. pick #2 next year with LeBron.
Thabo Sefolosha –¬†I lucked out streaming him in a few leagues and got 3 3’s and 7 boards. ¬†ThrAGNOFF!
Kevin Martin –¬†Been a usually underwhelming season for K-Mart, but went 8-10 (4-5 3 PTM) for 23 Pts in only 19 minutes. ¬†He’ll probably end up on none of my teams next year.
Jarrett Jack –¬†Probably my biggest waffle on the season. ¬†Puts up solid numbers in stretches then disappears. ¬†Last night was the former going 6-12 (2-3 from deep) 19-4-6 and 3 Stls. ¬†His best line since that stretch in February. ¬†I call it¬†anomaly, you call it a hot tomale, let’s call the whole thing off! ¬†Side note, they couldn’t take a better picture with his eyes open?
Klay Thompson –¬†Just when it looked like he was breaking out of his slump… 2-10 FG for a line of ¬†6-0-1-1-1. ¬†Ugh.
If you have any questions for tonight’s action shoot some comments below and have a great weekend!