Pau Gasol and the Lakers have had a train wreck of a season so far. Pau is seeing nearly all his numbers being below career average (12.6/8.9/3.5/0.5/1.2 with 42% FG and 76% FT) and having “knee tendinitis” to boot. As such, I had to move him down in the tiers because you can’t be a Victoria’s Secret model with those type of numbers. I’m sticking him two tiers lower in the “Hotter than you realize” tier because this season he’s going to be that cliche chick from the late 90’s early 00’s (i.e. She’s All That) that is actually really pretty if she would just try. Pau, just try man. I know you don’t like playing away from the post, but just try. I’m a believer in you and when you start trying… will you be my prom date? Well that got a little weird.
This week I’m combining Forwards and Centers because of that ninja kidnapping last week. Think of it as a Hanukkah present except only one day. So maybe it would then be an early Christmas present. Don’t celebrate either? Is that even possible? It’s presents, man. Everybody loves presents. Now go unwrap them:
Some quick hits: Andrea Bargnani tore an elbow ligament and will be out 1-2 months so I am dropping him substantially because he hasn’t even been that good when healthy. Tim Duncan just keeps KILLIN’ it so I can’t keep him down any longer. Josh Smith and Nicolas Batum have essentially switched spots but with Batum’s injury and Smith blowing up lately I may have to switch them back again soon.
Plain Jane: Kevin Garnett, Zach Randolph
Sneaky hot: David West, Patrick Patterson
Cougars: Luis Scola, Carlos Boozer
Beaten with the ugly stick: Tiago Splitter, Thomas Robinson, Antawn Jamison, Gustavo Ayon
Top 3 overall, idiot: Kevin Durant, LeBron James
Party rocking: Josh Smith, Paul George
Bangarang: Andre Iguodala, Paul Pierce
Gangnam Style!: Ersan Ilyasova, Dorell Wright, Kyle Singler, Carlos Delfino
Wanna know my shoe size?: Marc Gasol, Al Jefferson
O-ver-Ra-ted (clap, clap, clapclapclap): DeMarcus Cousins
OMFG Byron Mullens: Byron Mullens