Oladipo, Ho! That jam would always get me so pumped up, and it’s perfect for the return of Victor Oladipo to the NBA. Two years ago, after being traded to Indiana for Paul George, there were questions about Oladipo’s place in the league. Was he a bust? For fantasy, many said yes because he finished as the #87 player in 2016. Well…..Oladipo, Ho! He came out with a vengeance the following year, garnered a 30.2 usage rate and finished as the #10 player! 23.1 points, 2.1 tres, 5.2 boards, 4.3 dimes, 2.4 steals, and 0.8 blocks with 47% shooting from the field and 79% from the line! Oladipo, Ho! Unfortunately, the following season, he ruptured a tendon in his quad after 36 games and was done for the season. After year of grueling rehab, Oladipo made his season debut last night.

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

In 21 minutes off the bench. The shooting efficiency was off, which was to be expected, but he did send the game to OT with a game-tying tres. Once a baller, always a baller. Beep. Boop. Bop. You know what’s always balling and shot calling? The Stocktonator. Anyways, the Pacers have said that there will be a 24-minutes cap through the All-Star break for Oladipo. It’s just nice to have him back on the court. If he can remain healthy, there’s a chance he gets ramped up to 30 minutes per game and help teams in the fantasy playoffs. Oladipo, Ho! 

Here’s what else I saw last night:

 

Chandler Hutchison

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 3 2 1 1 1 0/3 10/14 1/2

In 28 minutes off the bench, a season high. The game went to OT, so HutchiSON got some extra run. An interesting development, though, was that he played over Kris Dunn in OT. Could be something, could be nothing. I lean towards the nothing camp but something to keep an eye on. Prior to last night, HutchiSON had averaged fewer than 19 minutes per game.

T. J. Warren

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 4 1 2 0 2 2/3 10/15 3/4

Top 20 player over the past seven games. Regulators!!! Mount up. Warren has been a straight G, averaging 21.6 points, 1.1 tres, 3.3 boards, 1.6 dimes, 1.7 steals, and 0.6 blocks with 57% from the field and 88% from the line. Now, Warren has played in 47 of 48 games this season. The most he’s ever played in five prior seasons was 66 games. We are at the fork of the road, folks. Either history is going to repeat again or Warren has shed his injury-prone label like a crab molting.

Goga Bitadze

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

In 15 minutes off the bench, as Myles Turner did not play due to illness.

Sekou Doumbouya

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

Got the start but only played eight minutes due to poor play. Dwane Casey said Doumbouya could be sent down to the G League so…..1 + 1 = ?

Andre Drummond

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 13 4 2 2 5 0 5/16 2/6

Over the past three games, Dre has been a top 150 player! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The counting stats have all been there (points, boards, dimes, steals, and blocks), but the percentages. Oh, those percentages. He’s been shooting 41% from the field and 43% from the line! So bad that it’s funny. As long as he’s engaged and healthy, Dre should finish as a top 20 player.

Derrick Rose

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

Continues to start and played 31 minutes. In eight games as a starter this season, Rose has averaged 30 minutes, 21.1 points, 0.6 tres, 3.8 boards, 6.5 dimes and 1 steal with 51% shooting from the field and 84% from the line. That’s been good for top 60 production. There are rumors that Rose could get traded. That may not be a bad thing, but depends on where he ends up. The minutes would come down, but he was posting top 25 production in 26 minutes off the bench for Detroit.

Christian Wood

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 8 1 2 0 2 0/2 5/8 10/11

In only 21 minutes off the bench. Play the man!!! The Sabbath cannot stop this Christian. Only Dwane Casey can.

Reggie Jackson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 3 5 0 1 2 4/6 8/14 3/5

In 26 minutes off the bench. Since returning, Reggie is only playing 23.4 minutes per game, but the usage rate has been a robust 31.5. Reggie is a scorer and can provide points, tres, and dimes. He’s shoting 47% from the field right now. That’s not going to continue. He’s more like a 42-43% shooter from the field.

Taurean Prince

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 7 1 4 0 0 4/8 6/16 0

When Taurean shoots well, he is a king. Unfortunately, he usually doesn’t, hence he’s a Prince. Over the past four games, he’s been shooting 45% from the field. Talk about a heater. On the season, he’s at 38%.

Spencer Dinwiddie

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 3 6 0 0 1 4/8 8/13 8/11

In 29 minutes off the bench. That’s probably the ideal role for him, as Kyrie sucks up so much usage on the starting unit. On the season, Dinwiddie garners a 30 usage rate coming off the bench. Points, tres, boards, and dimes are what he provide. No defensive stats.

Jonas Valanciunas

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 13 4 1 0 1 0/3 4/12 4/4

13th in the league with 22 dub-dubs. Boards, blocks, and good percentages are what JV provide, all at a varsity level. Top 60 on the year.

Ja Morant

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 3 10 2 1 0 0 7/13 4/8

Is Ja exciting? Hell Ja. Do I love him? Ja. Is he in the ROY conversation? Ja. For fantasy, he’s a top 100-ish player, though. He provides points, boards, dimes, and steals, but no tres or blocks and the free throw shooting vacillates. The field goal percentage of 48% is great for a guard.

Dillon Brooks

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 2 0 0 0 2 3/5 9/17 6/6

I’ve been sauntering down to the Brooks recently; butterflies, birds chirping, sunshine, and plenty of points. He’s scored at least 20 points in four straight games and been a top 55 player for fantasy. Outside of points, tres, and steals, Brooks doesn’t contribute much else, so when the 52% shooting from the field regresses back to the normal 42% range, then he goes back to being a top 100 player.

Julius Randle

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 14 6 0 0 3 0/4 5/14 6/10

The usage rate is 29%, so that’s not the problem. He’s scoring close to 20 points per game. Nope, that’s not it. He’s grabbing over 9 boards a game. Moving on. He even dishes out dimes, yet Randle is not even a top 150 player for fantasy. No defensive stats, limited tres, and not-so-great percentages. Those things matter….to overall value. Fantasy is a context-driven game, so don’t dismiss Randle, but make sure he fits your roster construction.

Elfrid Payton

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

The Knicks definitely have a type; players who can mess around but do little else and who have issues shooting the ball into the hoop. Randle and Payton were made for each other and fit perfectly on the Knicks. I am absolutely flabbergasted that the Knicks are 13-36 on the season. Hey, Atlanta. You’re 12-36 and have players that can actually put the ball into the basket. Stupid defense. Anyways, Elf did get ejected from the game last night for shoving Jae Crowder, so there is a chance he could miss some time.

Mitchell Robinson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 9 2 3 4 0 0 4/6 2/5

In 31 minutes off the bench. Still crazy to me that Taj Gibson is still starting. Open Mr. Robinson’s neighborhood!!! At least he played 31 minutes last night, only the fifth time receiving at least 30 minutes of run in a game. Over the past eight games, he’s been a top 40 player despite averaging 25.2 minutes. Hopefully, last night the start of something good for the neighborhood.

Bojan Bogdanovic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 9 4 0 0 3 4/9 6/16 1/1

He actually does more than just score. I kid, kind of. Kind of not. On the season, he’s averaging 21.2 points, 3.2 tres, 4.1 boards, 2 dimes, 0.6 steals, and 0.1 blocks. You tell me. Over the past three games, BojBog has provided 5 tres per game!!!

Rudy Gobert

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 19 0 0 0 4 0 4/7 9/18

Hack-a-Rudy! Say sayonara to your free throw percentage this week Rudy owners. Only the ninth game that Rudy has not swatted a shot in a game. Impressive.

Donovan Mitchell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
31 1 4 1 0 3 3/6 9/20 10/10

Top 25 player over the past 14 games. The usage rate is over 30, yet the turnovers are only at 2.5 per game. Very impressive. The only thing that Mitchell doesn’t contribute are blocks.

Jordan Clarkson

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

In 29 minutes off the bench. Since arriving in Utah, Clarkson has averaged 25 minutes 13.4 points, 1.8 tres, 2.7 boards, 1.5 dimes, 0.6 steals, and 0.3 blocks. Sooooooooo, points and tres. Got it, which has been what he’s done his whole career.

DeMar DeRozan

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
38 5 5 0 0 1 0 11/19 16/19

Everything is right with the world when Double Ds are eye-popping. The 38 points were a season-high and came on the heels of a 36-point, 10 board, and 3 dimes performance the prior game. DD has had heaters this season when he’s been a top 10 player, but you know where he’s ending; as a top 40 player.

Jakob Poeltl

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

Got another start and played 22 minutes because LaMarcus Aldridge missed another game due to a thumb injury. Last game, Poeltl provided 16 points, 13 boards, 1 dime, and 3 blocks. This is why Poeltl was not starting to begin with. Fine, that’s not fair. He feasted on Chicago, a team that sucks, but struggled against Rudy Gobert and the Jazz. No shame in that.

Dejounte Murray

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

Played 30 minutes!!! Only the fourth time this season receiving at least 30 minutes of run in a game. The minutes are all over the place, so he’s hard to trust, but if Pop ever unleashes him, watch out. Points, boards, dimes, and defensive stats would be voluminous.

Patty Mills

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 0 0 2 0 3 3/9 5/11 5/5

In 25 minutes off the bench. Mills stuck his out of the ground once again to unleash Aussie Steph Curry.

Luguentz Dort

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 2 0 1 1 2 5/6 8/12 2/2

Got another start and played 27 minutes. Dort has started the last five games because Terrance Ferguson has been out due to personal reasons. Over that span, Dort has contributed 6.8 points, 1 tres, 1 board, 1.4 dimes, and 1 steal. The answer is more than likely no.

Nerlens Noel

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 5 0 4 1 2 0 6/7 0

In 21 minutes off the bench. Over the last six games, he’s been a top 30 player despite averaging only 22.4 minutes. Boards, blocks, steals, and amazing, stupendous, and splendiferous field goal percentage of 77%!

Dennis Schroder

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 4 9 1 0 2 3/5 8/13 5/5

Top 40 player over the past eight games. Dennis is a menace no more. 22.4 points, 3 tres, 4.5 boards, and 6.3 dimes! Now, he’s shooting 50% from the field. That’s going to regress back down to the 45% range. The last four seasons, Schroder has finished with a field goal percentage of 41%, 43%, 45%, and 42%.

Nemanja Bjelica

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

Sometimes you get the potent Nemanja. Other times you get swag Nemanja. At least he got five on it.

Bogdan Bogdanovic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 5 2 1 0 0 3/10 10/19 0/1

Made his third straight start and played 27 minutes. Looks like the N. W. O. Bogdan can score and provide tres and dimes. He also gets his 211 on. Let’s see what he’s made of.

Buddy Hield

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 2 2 0 0 2 3/10 5/12 0

Only played 23 minutes off the bench. As Scooby would say, “Ruh-roh”. The Kings got blown out 100-120, but still. Hield had been balling the F out in the new microwave role and should be fine going forward.

Clint Capela

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

Only played 17 minutes. Capela has been dealing with a heel issue, but not sure if that was the reason for the limited run. The Rockets went small so maybe it was a tactical decision, but I’m thinking he’s not 100%.

Russell Westbrook

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
39 10 6 2 1 6 1/3 16/29 6/6

Played 42 minutes! With teams doubling James Harden, Westbrook has been taking advantage. With that said, that’s not the only reason for his success. He’s not jacking up tres, looks spry, and attacking the basket with Russ/Hulk aggression. Over the past six games, he’s been the #3 player. The usage rate has been a whopping 36.5 and he’s attempting 26.2 shots per game! 35.2 points, only 0.2 tres, 9.8 boards, 8.3 dimes, and 2.3 steals with 56% shooting from the field and 82% from the line will do that. 5.3 turnovers, though. Turnovers schmurnovers. With all the shooters that the Rockets have on the floor, it’s tough to stop Russ from attacking the basket. It will be interesting to see if teams continue to take Harden out of the game and let Russ flourish, or will they adjust.

James Harden

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 5 4 2 2 6 2/8 5/18 6/6

Now, teams are doubling Harden. No doubt, but Harden has cracked those defenses in the past. The thigh injury is likely hampering him. As long as he gets healthy, I have little worry that James will return to getting us Harden excited.

Carmelo Anthony

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
6 13 5 1 0 4 0/4 2/11 2/2

A team player? What? It’s good to see Melo contributing when the shot isn’t falling. With that said, he’s been a top 200 player over the past six games, primarily due to the 37% shooting from the field. Has he hit the wall? Something to monitor.

Gary Trent Jr.

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

In 26 minutes off the bench, which led the second unit. Over the past six games, Trent has averaged 30.2 minutes, 13.3 points, 2.8 tres, 2.5 boards, 2.2 dimes, and 1.2 steals. He has been shooting an unsustainable 50% from the field, though. On the season, he’s at 40%. Trent is a low usage player who can contribute tres and a little something something in the boards, dimes, and steals departments.

Damian Lillard

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
36 10 11 1 0 8 6/12 11/21 8/10

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The number two player over the past six games. He’s averaged 43.7 points. W. T. F. 43.7 points!!! 6.8 tres!!! 5.5 boards, 9.2 dimes, and 1.2 steals. Y’all know what time it is……

  1. JackandJones says:
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    Hey man, need ur opinion. So after few trades I build this squad:

    G: Simmons, Brogdon, Shai, Rubio, Vanvleet, Ball
    F: Oubre, Wood
    C: Embiid, Gobert, MRob, Harrell
    Stream: MPJ

    In theory this squad should dominate fg,stl,blk,rebs, to and be weak at tres, points, ft.

    So last week i went up against shooter team and i was confident that i will win fg,stl,blk, reb, to. Everything was according the plan until rubio, vanvleet and ball killed my fg on sunday and i lost 4-5. This week i am against bigs team with few great shooters. So this time I win ast, blk,stl,reb but loose at fg and to.

    What i am doing wrong? My team should secure 5-6 categories every week but instead i dominate only 4 cats. Should i try trade rubio or brogdon for another forward? Or maybe for a shooter to increase my ponits and tres? I really confused right now 😀

    • Son

      Son says:
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      There’s variance, especially in h2h. With that said, your turnovers are high

      • JackandJones says:
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        So you recommend some move or tactic i should try?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          I’d probably trade Embiid for a low usage big who contributes a ton of boards and blocks

          • JackandJones says:
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            Who would be targets for example? Also u would trade fg and to killers like rubio?

            • Son

              Son says:
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              Sure. You’re trying improve turnovers, right?

              You could try Hassan. Ayton would fit. Vucevic. You kind of have your pick of the litter since Embiid is a valuable asset

  2. Anthony says:
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    Whats up, is MChriss i a pick up now? Need a good all around pf.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      He is. Don’t know if it lasts, but worth the risk to find out

  3. Jep says:
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    Sup Son!
    Man what a weird night for my guys: Gobert no blocks, Capela’s heel, Namanja was dank, and Dunn gave me none, but still maintaining 4-5 vs. 2nd place, who has more games than me.
    Def nice to get Brogdon back with some steals and looks like PG13 might be coming back tonight.

    Looking ahead to next week vs. last place, BBM projects 7-2 if I drop Dunn (2 games) for Mikal (4 games) and Bjelica for Duncan Rob for 3s. Do I hold Dunn and Bjelica?

    G: Trae, Brogdon, Rozier, Dinwiddie
    F: PG13, Dunn, Bjelica, Nance Jr.
    C: KAT, Gobert, Capela

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’m good with both of those moves

  4. miles proudfoot says:
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    What do you think about Steven Adams and Dray Green for JJJ? Thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      In a vacuum, yes. But everything requires context because you will take a hit in boards

      • miles proudfoot says:
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        Wow, thank you. You are quite perceptive Son! I’m moving towards punting boards and strengthening percentages, 3’s and blocks.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Gotcha. Good luck

  5. Ace says:
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    Hii Son,

    My team :
    -Kemba,jrue,brogdon,conley,burks
    -Middleton,josh rich, PJW
    -KAT,bryant,bagley

    1. Would you trade jrue for derozan ?? H2h, 9cat, 14 teams
    2. Would you drop anyone of my team for waiver ??

    Waiver list : lamb, house jr, duncan robinson, millsap,kleber, delon, beverley, white,napier,THJ

    Thanks Son

    • Son

      Son says:
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      1) negative
      2) You weak in steals and blocks so I’d probably swap Burks for Kleber. You take a hit is steals but gain in blocks. Plus, Burks likely gets traded. There’s risk that he doesn’t, so if you don’t feel comfortable, then I’m good with sitting tight

  6. Mcbonton says:
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    Would you sell high DeRozan right now? In case yes , who is a reasonable player to get for him now?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Yes. Value is all relative. Find a guy who believes in DD and see who they have.

  7. It's not Markelle's Fultz says:
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    Who would you start? Cam Reddish or PJ Wash?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Pj

  8. Trader says:
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    The wire: PBev, Hach, Ish, Troy Brown, Gasol, Melton, Miles Bridges.

    The squad;
    Harden, Jrue, VVleet, Lowry, Conley, Napier
    Melo, RoCo, Love, JJJ
    Myles, Vuce, Ibaka, Bryant
    IR: JRich

    I am in first place by three games and 6 clear of third Place so aiming for a bye and a strong March post season. You and I have had some fun (?) urging Conley to regain health and some form. I still hold out hope. You may want me to cut him just so I stop asking questions about him LOL.

    That being said, hold or make a swap? Thanks again for your write ups and suggestions.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Naw man, I still believe in Conley. Plus, he’s allowing us to spend quality time together. Our relationship has blossomed due to him.

      • Trader says:
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        Ha ha! Gotta hold him now.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Lol. I really do hope you win it all this year. Would make it that much sweeter

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