So injury-prone guys certainly get a stigmata. Wait, I mean stigma. Well, if you got a stigmata, it certainly would make you injured!
But I’ve been as guilty as anyone of really depressing Anthony Davis‘ value due to his injury issues yet again this year. Boy needs to put some meat on dem bones! Brow tried to lead the Pels to a win last night, going 39/11/0/1/1 on 16-25 shooting. But you gotta make your free throws! 7-12 at the stripe, and the awful, no good, very bad Pelicans lost to the even worse Lakers. At home! Oh man, I’d be binge-eating some beignets, that’s for sure! Even with a rocky start, Brow is 4th in per-game numbers this year, and I think some of the “shut down” concern should be alleviated. Of course if he gets a nagging injury in late-March it’ll happen, so maybe we should keep him out of the top-10 discussion ROS. Oh no, I’m doing it again! Guilty is me! Brow should still probably be a top-5 option, especially with getting me a point on the 30-point challenge board! I would link it, but I’m lazy and haven’t updated it yet… [update – let’s do this 30-Point Board, comeback is nigh!] And to be honest, I’m just grinding through today to get pumped for the Super Bowl weekend! I’m wearing my NFC champ shirt today, but might wear my “Smart” jersey all weekend for luck. Let’s do this Carolina! And let’s do this, rest of the daily notes!
Stanley Johnson – SJ picked up the start at SG, going a mad solid 22/9/5/2/1. StanVan gave him the full KCP treatment too – 44 minutes – with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope out with a groin. I love it when KCP takes out his groin! He’s out until after the ASB so nab StanJo ASAP! The real highlight of this story is my ridiculous bad luck these past few weeks in the REL would of course pit my KCP injury against the team that owns StanJo…
Andre Drummond – Bang the Drummond, Slowly! Drummo’s 3-9 FT cost him minutes late, going 17/13/0/1/1 in 31 minutes. The 4 TO were an eye sore as well… Just like his shoulder hair…
Robin Lopez – Drummo better have lost a few of those minutes for letting the terrible Rolo have a huge game! 26/16/2/1/0. Plus 11-14 from the field! I’m still stuck on Drummo’s shoulder hair, I wonder if it eventually will grey…
Kristaps Porzingis – Yeesh, The Goose got on the bad side of The Fish last night! Only 24 minutes of a disappearing act. Owners might try to migrate The Goose to another team, I would be all about trying to buy low!
Arron Afflalo – A-R-Ron! went for 24/3/3/2/0 in 43 minutes of DeRozan-lite.
Langston Galloway – 36 minutes to Jose Calderon‘s 13 minutes of blah. At least, that’s what his wife told me it was like! That was mean, but c’mon, Jose hairy! He’s no Drummo-shoulder hair though… The Harlem Renaissance continues to be so metrics friendly, going 17/5/2/1/0 with two treys on 7-9 shooting with only 1 TO. Long live the metrics whore!
Houston Rockets – Started passing the ball around like I hope Peyton Manning does on Sunday! Had like 4 or 5 passes sail out of bounds not even close to anyone in the first quarter, giving the Suns a ray of hope that they could win a game. But they turned it around, and the lowly Suns set early again…
Trevor Ariza/Corey Brewer – Both scored over 20 points and both had 4 steals. When Archie is against you, you better pull out 24 TO from the Suns!
Archie Goodwin – Speaking of Mr. Comics, 22/1/7/0/0 with those sparkling 6 TO. And by sparkling, I mean a sparkling turd. At least he shot 7-14 FG, hit two treys, and made all 6 FT. If you’re only awful in one cat, you can work around it! And in 8-cat, mmmmmm he’s been a saucy pickup!
Markieff Morris – 14/5/2/0/1 with 5 TO coming off his big 30-point outburst. I imagine he felt he was fouled on a few of those – last night’s refs might wanna look into WitSec.
P.J. Tucker – Getting some SUPER buzz on the trade market. 13/9/2/5/0 with 2 treys is pretty usable for now though, and I don’t think I’ve talked about the T.J. Warren injury… Fractured his foot and out for the season. If they trade Tucker, ummmm, Sonny Weems is your starting SF? Maybe they go small and play Devin Booker at the 3? Eeesh, that would be quite the pickle.
Kobe Bryant – The Pelicans deserve all my vitriol by allowing Mamba to grab 12 boards. Another solid Kobe night for 27/12/2/2/0 with 4 treys, and I wonder if the Pels staff told NO to play soft to let Kobe get a glory win in a meaningless game in the sendoff tour.
Bryce Dejean-Jones – The three name got his minutes worth, going 17/9/1/2/0 with a trey. His FT shooting is blah (4-8 last night), but he’s entering the fringy 14-team territory. I don’t see much to go beyond that, and it could still be pretty short term and then disappear when Tyreke Evans gets knee implants.
Dante Cunningham – Oh lord, 1/5/2/0/1 in 32 minutes?! I haven’t seen anything this empty since the crowd at a Phoenix Suns game!
Norris Cole – Welllll, maybe since Cole’s line last night works better… 2/0/2/2/0 on 1-10 shooting, given in only 13 minutes. Man, 1-10 shooting in 13 minutes AND got in foul trouble?! No wonder he lost run…
Kyle Lowry – I know at least one commenter had Lowry for 30, and gets a rainbow line on top of it! 30/6/8/2/2 hitting 10-19 FG with a whopping 7 treys. The 7 TO hurt, but at least it’s not Lowry’s formerly-brittle-now-lean-and-tough body that’s hurt!
A little shorter Daily Notes tonight, but only 4 games and I have Super Bowl fever already! Be rooting for my Panthers, and don’t be surprised if Daily Notes Monday morning come out a little late and with Sunday’s games a little under-covered… I plan on going all out Sunday Night! Ugh, Monday morning is gonna suck… Hangover breakfast food ideas, Razzball Nation? Go Panthers!