Average. Middle. Meh? I guess it all depends on perception. Someone born into poverty would be praised if he/she achieved average economic status. On the flip side, if you are a one-percenter, I assume that average would prompt seppuku. Average is often associated with boring. He/she was average in the sack. The higher above the line probably correlates well with intensity of orgasm. The flip side? Supplant higher with lower. Why does average get such a bad rap? It ain’t great, but it puts food on the table. It often gives 1.5 children and a white picket fence, if you are so inclined to have either. With that said, we are a “what have you done for me lately” society. We are all about celebrating the highs, while conveniently eschewing the trials and tribulations. Well, yesterday Joe Harris was not your Average Joe.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 30 7 2 1 0 1 6/7 11/14 2/2

The CLE defense is atrocious, but let’s not forget about the……REVENGE!!!! Harris was drafted by the Cavaliers back in 2014. He played two seasons there, never averaging more than 10 minutes or scoring 3 points a game. During the 2016 season, though, Joe underwent surgery on his foot and was traded to ORL a week later. Then he was immediately waived. BKN picked him up and the rest, as they say, is history. Two years with the Nets has produced…..wait for it (an homage to HIMYM)…..average results. This season, in particular, Joe is averaging 10.3 points, 3.3 boards, 1.5 dimes, and 1.8 downtowners in 25.1 minutes a game. He’s scored double figures in 41 of 71 games played, but has not eclipsed the 20 point threshold once. Anyways, I clowned him earlier in the season, but even with all the wing players that the Nets have, Joe has been getting consistent playing time for most of the season. He can shoot and is able to drive strong to the rack and finish. An Average Joe on most nights, but yesterday, he was anything but.

Here’s what else I saw yesterday:

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LeBron James:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
37 10 8 1 0 2 1/4 14/19 8/10

LeBron could be the lede everyday, as he’s been playing at such a high level night in and night out. Dare I say that is his average now? Anyways, any day an Average Joe decides not to be so average, that’s an insta lede.

Kevin Love:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 15 4 0 0 4 3/6 6/14 5/5

Played 33 minutes. Love is back in the air and on the court. Here’s something to make you go hmmmmm. The first day of Love’s most recent injury stint began on January 31st. He proceeded to miss all of February. As Clark Kent was revealed to be Superman, Kevin Love has been revealed to be Cupid. No wonder his shot has been fine. He’s been shooting arrows all month long.

Larry Nance Jr.:

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

Played 17 minutes in his second game back from injury. It’s been mentioned that he will be on a minutes restriction. With that said, has the potential to double-dub on any night.

Tristan Thompson:

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

Second game back from injury and has played 15 and 16 minutes. If you need boards, Kardashian to the wire now. His return probably affects the playing time for Nance.

Rodney Hood:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 16 3 3 1 1 0 3/6 6/12 1/2

Played 33 minutes. Was also supposed to be on a minutes restriction. Well, when you’re in a dog fight with the Nets, the coaching staff all of a sudden doesn’t speak english. Que? No habla ingles.

Jordan Clarkson:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 18 1 0 0 0 0 1/3 6/12 5/5

Played 28 minutes and is the microwave for the Cavs off the bench. Clarkson channels his inner Kobe every night. Fitting that his first name is Jordan.

D’Angelo Russell:

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

Only played 26 minutes, as he had some fouls of the knuckle-headed variety. Still loading……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Dante Cunningham played 22 minutes. Amazing.

LaMarcus Aldridge:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
34 7 2 0 1 0 0 12/21 10/12

LMA! A usage rate in the 35-40% is no laughing matter.

Dejounte Murray:

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

I have a sneaky suspicion that I’ll be ranking DM pretty high next year.

Pau Gasol:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 13 2 0 0 2 0/1 10/15 2/4

We are always looking out for trends right? Prior four games to yesterday: 12, 16, and 16 minutes then 24. The four games prior to that? 10, 15, and 15 minutes then 25. Do with that information however you want.

Giannis Antetokounmpo:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 10 3 1 0 3 3/4 9/16 4/5

Khris Middleton:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 7 4 2 1 0 2/5 8/15 1/1

Most underrated fantasy player?

Eric Bledsoe:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 3 5 1 0 3 1/3 9/15 4/6

G and Middleton are a perfect combo….both in real life and 2k. Their skills complement each other so well. Bledsoe? Yeah, it definitely works. A nasty triumvirate they have in Milwaukee. 2.0 steals! Damn.

Jabari Parker:

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

I have fantasy blue balls from Jabari. I haven’t been teased this much since my high school crush. Next year, though? It’s on like Donkey Kong.

Jason Terry played 29 minutes. What freaking year is it? I get it that the Bucks need a shooter on the floor, but damn…..

Heat vs Pacers went to OT, so keep that in mind when you see some of the lines.

Josh Richardson:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 3 2 2 0 2 0/2 4/9 2/2

J-Rich will always be my son, but he’s scored in single digits four of the last seven games. Practice that J, Richardson. Could be a beast if he develops that in the offseason, as the D stats will be there.

Bam Adebayo got the start at center and played 21 minutes.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 14 5 0 0 1 3 0 5/7 4/4

Say Adebayo to Bam if you own him because you need to be owning Kelly Olynyk instead.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 12 9 9 3 0 4 2/8 4/13 2/2

Played 32 minutes. The playing time does fluctutate, but KO just contributes more across the board than Bam.

Thaddeus Young:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 9 0 5 3 1 0/1 10/16 2/3

He is who he is. A tantalizing fantasy asset with a sky-high ceiling….with an equally frustrating consistency.

Myles Turner:

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

Tap. Tap. Tap tap. Tap. Stupid Odometer keeps breaking.

Cory Joseph:

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

Played 31 minutes. Almost messed around. That doesn’t mean that you should with CJ.

DeAndre Jordan:

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

For the month of March, DJ has grabbed 17.8 boards a game. For the season, he’s now at 15.4. For shits and giggles, I looked to see where that would pit him all time. Well, he’d be tied with Mel Daniels for 98th! The all-time leader? Wilt with 27.20 boards a game in the 1960 season. Ha!

Milos Teodosic:

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

Played 33 minutes. The game before? 31 minutes. The first time all year that Milos has received at least 30 minutes of run in back-to-back games. With that said, the assist numbers have been a little underwhelming (4.7 for the season). I was told there would be dimes galore.

Lou Williams:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 26 2 7 1 1 0 1/4 10/24 5/5

During the first two months of the season, Lou had five games with fewer than 10 shot attempts in a game. Since? Add 6 to 4 then subract 3. Now multiply by 8. Add 2. Subtract 9. Divide by 0. There’s your answer.

Jonas Valanciunas:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 16 10 1 1 1 1 1/1 7/11 1/1

Played 20 minutes. JV had 12 points after the first quarter. Imagine if he received more than 22 minutes per game? To be fair, the Raptors did lose by 11 to the Clippers and Casey does goes small when trailing.

Pascal Siakam:

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

Played 19 minutes. Imagine if he received more than 22 minutes per game?

Jakob Poeltl:

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

Played 25 minutes. Imagine if…..Oh, forget it. Raptors too deep.

Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan both scored 11 points. So cute. Did they get matching friendship bracelets after the game?

Trey Burke:

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

Got the start at point guard and played 27 minutes. Knicks trying to make that final end-of-season push. This team has no clue. Mudiay was the perfect captain for the SS Tank.

Michael Beasley:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 9 3 0 2 4 0 6/13 0

Played 32 minutes. Before the internet, there were times when I would watch a movie, eat at a restaurant, or enter a store without a clue of what to expect. That’s the experience of owning Beasley in fantasy.

Tim Hardaway Jr.:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 11 4 3 3 0 2 1/6 5/15 0

THJ, on the other hand…..You know he’s going to crap out, but continue shooting regardless.

Otto Porter Jr.:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 10 3 2 1 3 1/1 5/13 2/4

Aristotle said, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” The perfect description for Otto Porter.

Tomas Satoransky:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 9 4 10 3 1 3 1/1 3/4 2/2

Remember when the city of Washington D. C. was reverberating with the chants of “We don’t need no Wall?” Well, how quickly things change. Speaking of….

John Wall has returned to practice but there is still no timetable for his return. With fantasy championships this week, I wouldn’t expect much from him even if he does return. With that said, acquire Wall to block your opponent from acquiring him? That’s what walls were designed to do, right?

Al Horford:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 5 8 0 1 1 1/1 6/10 1/2

Terry Rozier:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
33 5 3 5 0 1 8/12 12/16 1/1

Played 36 minutes. With Kyrie Irving expected to miss 3-6 weeks after undergoing knee surgery, it’s Terry’s Time for the forseeable future.

Jaylen Brown:

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

Played 25 minutes in his first game back from injury. Kawhi 2.0. I’ve said it in the past. I’m saying it in the present. I will continue to say it in the future. Unless he’s not.

Skal Labissiere:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 5 3 0 1 1 2/5 5/12 2/2

Got the start at power forward, as Zach Randolph was declared out, and played 30 minutes. I’m not a fan but acknowledge the potential. Will be interested to see how he develops.

Buddy Hield:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 6 1 3 0 4 3/7 8/16 2/2

Bogdan Bogdanovic:

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

Man, it seems so long ago when BogBog was way ahead of Buddy in the bet between Vivek and Vlade. Now, it’s Buddy in a landslide. USA! USA!

Jusuf Nurkic:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 12 1 2 2 1 0 8/13 1/2

Played 30 minutes. If you could predict the number of minutes that Nurkic would play, I believe that you would unlock the mysteries of the Universe.

Damian Lillard:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 7 5 3 0 2 1/7 6/19 11/11

A good game, no doubt, but not Dame Dolla worthy.

CJ McCollum:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 34 4 4 1 0 1 5/9 14/24 1/2

I love how that can be used for both good and bad situations.

Steven Adams:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 18 10 1 0 2 2 0 8/14 2/2

When I acquire my time machine, the only man I’d trust to go visit Dinosaur times would be Steven Adams.

Russell Westbrook:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 23 8 9 4 0 3 1/2 9/20 4/6

I believe Russ had like 2 points after the first quarter. Like I said a few days ago, OKC needs to hire a “Get Russ angry” guy in order to unleash him Bruce Banner style. Or would that be Hulk style? Whatever. You get what I’m trying to say. Russ has been held to single digits twice this season. The Jazz in the second game of the season and the Magic last month. Ha!

Corey Brewer:

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

All honeymoons come to an end. Brewer wasn’t going to stuff the stat sheet and shoot 10 times every night. With that said, he should continue getting around 30 minutes due to his defense.

Jerami Grant scored 17 points in 19 minutes, while Raymond Felton scored 11 points in 18 minutes. OKC came out really flat and were down 17 points after one quarter. Grant and Felton were instrumental in giving energy and life back to the squad.

Taurean Prince:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 28 6 2 2 0 3 3/8 11/18 3/3

After getting King’d the previous game, Prince bounced back in a big way. Does it matter that the Hawks still lost by 19? Naw. That’s the ideal situation for the process.

Isaiah Taylor:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 26 1 3 1 0 2 3/6 10/17 3/4

With Dennis Schroder sitting due to an ankle injury, Taylor got the start at point guard and played 32 minutes. Plug and play. Will dish out a few dimes, but not much else outside of scoring.

John Collins:

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

Played 25 minutes. I can’t wait until he starts asserting himself on the offensive side of the ball. He has a nice shot.

Tyler Dorsey:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 16 5 1 0 0 1 4/9 6/15 0

Played 29 minutes. The Allen Crabbe of the South.

James Harden messed around.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 18 10 15 2 0 2 1/7 6/15 5/5

Only played 30 minutes in the blow out victory. Doesn’t get me Harden excited.

Chris Paul missed his third game in a row, so Harden played the point with Eric Gordon sliding into the starting lineup at shooting guard.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 2 4 1 1 2 4/9 8/13 2/2

EG PG. Sounds like one of my relatives in the Motherland saying EZ PZ.

Gerald Green played 32 points and scored 25 points. Joe Johnson played 29 minutes and scored 9 points. With CP3 out, everyone on the assembly line moves up a rung. Throw in an atrocious Hawks team and you have 25 and 9 points from Green and JJ.

Joe Ingles:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 6 8 2 0 2 4/7 4/12 2/2

C’mon Joe! I know you got those triple-dubs inside you. It’s only a matter of time.

Rudy Gobert:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 17 15 3 0 4 1 0 7/11 3/4

Gobert against the team the Warriors put out there last night……No fair.

Quinn Cook got the start at point guard and played 35 minutes.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 4 8 1 1 1 1/2 7/15 2/2

Led the team in scoring. Only one other player, Andre Iguodala, scored in double digits. Warriors scored 91 points. No more blurbs for you!!!

  1. 2rule says:
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    hi Son,

    Markief or Cook for this week? I need rib, st and asist. thx

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @2rule: Cook

  2. Mr. Blast says:
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    Ayyyyyo!

    Finals !!!!! Woo

    I’m going against a very good #1 seed team, gonna be tough.

    Dumping Miro… Who is the better stream tonight ? All stats matter.

    Chriss Vs Celtics

    Reggie Jackson Vs Lakers

    Thanks Son!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Mr. Blast: Ayyooo! Good luck! Chriss for me

  3. Nukna says:
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    Respect, Son!
    In a vacuum, which 2 of these 4 would you pick for the championship week:
    (Focus on REB, FG% and BLK)
    Felicio, Nance Jr, Noel, Looney

    Thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Nukna: Tough one. Noel for sure. As for the second? Nance for me

      • Nukna says:
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        Thanks!
        Additional info:
        My roster is full for Friday, so I’ll take Looney since he plays on Saturday.
        For the second one, I’m thorn between Noel and Nance.
        Would take Noel for sure if there wasn’t for his random DNPs, this way I’m rethinking it.

        • Nukna says:
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          You’d pick Noel over Nance in spite of the DNP risk?

          • Son

            Son says:
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            @Nukna: You’re right. Playing time and volume is the most important thing.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Nukna: Yeah, that’s definitely a concern. Has the highest upside though

  4. Mr. Blast says:
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    AYO!

    Me again..

    Son ,help me out here.

    Durant is floating around on the wire.. They’re saying he could maybe be back Thursday.

    Should I trust him ?

    And who to drop in the finals ?

    Lowry / J. Murray / DSJ / Fox / Cook
    Tobias / Prince / Hardaway / James Johnson
    Gobert / Blake / WCS / Skal / Monroe / Chriss

    My first thought is Chriss, but I scooped him this morning just to stream tonight.

    Holla back!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Mr. Blast: AYO! I’d scoop him up. Drop Monroe

  5. miles proudfoot says:
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    Somehow made the finals with a crazy injured team. Going to have to make the most out of streaming. I need to focus on all stats. How would you rank:

    DSJ (4), Thad (3), RHJ(3), DJ Augustin (3), Beasley (3), Oubre (4), Skal (4), Harkless (4) for the week? I have them in this order…although Oubre may be lower.

    Actually realizing this is a dumb question for you as I’m writing it. Clearly DSJ is clearly #1!

  6. I just wanna Kawhi says:
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    Elfrid about to end the first half with: 0/0/1/0/0. Lol I told you he’s gonna be asked to suck the rest of the way. I don’t need the Suns shitting on me in my finals match-up. I’m dropping Payton right now

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @I just wanna Kawhi: Ha! Yeah, you were on it. Do what you gotta do.

      • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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        @Son:

        Yup, I just did. Dropped him for Burke. I’m not gonna blame him for his poor play, the Suns as a whole are just garbage.

        I’m also dropping Capela for either Rjax or Wellington, who would you trust to have a decent performance on thurs and sat? Don’t worry I will get Clint back. My opponent has zero budget left to him. Lol It’s just that Capela won’t play until fri if I’m not mistaken, so I’m gon use his spot to stream somebody else. Ha However Rjax has an upcoming back to back games, I’m worried he might sit out one of those.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @I just wanna Kawhi: Nice that Burke was available. I side with RJax

          • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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            @Son:

            Thanks ma man, let’s do this.

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