The MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) film rating system has undergone numerous changes over the years. In 1968, there was G (general audiences), M (mature audiences), R (restricted), and X (under 16 not admitted). After a few years, the ages for R and X were raised from 16 to 17 years old. Then, a GP (parental guidance suggested) was added. That was subsequently changed to PG. Then PG-13 was added because of complaints about violence in certain PG movies. X was then changed to NC-17. Ai yai yai! My freaking head hurts. You know what wasn’t confusing? The performance from Paul George, aka PG-13, last night.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 43 5 5 2 0 1 5/8 19/26 0

A 40-burger on 73% shooting without one free throw attempt! Simply amazing. Anyways, since coming to OKC, the rebounds and assists are down, but the 3.1 3s on 7.4 attempts and 2.2 steals are career-highs! Don’t get hurt and looking forward to seeing you in Los Angeles next year, Paul. LA. Hollywood. MPAA. PG-13. It just fits too well.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

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Russell Westbrook aaaaaaallllmost messed around.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 20 9 21 2 1 3 2/5 7/18 4/4

Can we get Ernst and Young to do a little accounting magic? Subtract a one and move it over to the left. It’s harmless. C’mon now! They’ve done worse.

Nikola Jokic did mess around.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
29 13 14 1 2 2 2/5 11/18 5/6

The Nuggets were at home and….Ernst and Young anyone? Naw, y’all know how much I love Jokic, so no disparaging. ‘Till death do us part.

Jamal Murray:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
33 3 5 0 0 1 5/8 14/23 0

There will be nights went he shoots 1-for-7 and scores two points, but he’s a nightly 40-burger threat.

Wilson Chandler got the start at power forward and played 34 minutes. He did what he’s done all season. Nothing. Trey Lyles only got 15 minutes of run. I’m sad and baffled, but then remember that this is the same Mike Malone that took half a season before realizing that he should start Jokic.

Gary Harris:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 3 3 1 0 3 5/9 9/16 2/2

Quietest top 30 season I can remember. 17.3 points a game, 2.3 3s, and 1.9 steals! Hot diggity! Shhh, but he hit the game-winning 3 last night.

Jerami Grant:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 6 2 0 1 0 0/1 6/9 6/9

Every dog has it’s day. Pretty sure a repeat performance is not in the mix, unless Grant wakes up and it’s Groundhog’s Day.

Terrance Ferguson left the game after four minutes of action due to illness. Alex Abrines filled in and played 29 minutes.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 2 1 0 2 1 2/5 4/7 3/4

Blah blah blah…..Groundhog’s Day…..blah blah blah.

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 14 13 2 1 5 2 0 6/10 2/2

Clint Capela:

C & C Music Factory making everybody dance now. The free throw shooting makes me sweat (59%), but the 14.2 points, 10.8 boards, 1.7 blocks, and 0.8 steals on 66% shooting from the field make me go hmmmmm. Top 35 player for fantasy on the year.

James Harden:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 2 11 1 2 2 5/12 10/20 3/3

Yawn. I’m still Harden excited from the prior game.

Gerald Green:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 5 0 1 0 0 3/11 4/13 4/5

With Eric Gordon out, Green played 30 minutes and did what he do. Only an option when a member of the backcourt is sitting.

Chris Paul:

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

Returned from a one-game absence and played 30 minutes. Should be back to playing 35 minutes a game in no time.

Danny Green:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 6 3 3 1 1 3/7 9/18 1/1

I have this aunt that would drive me crazy when she drove. She was one of those people who would keep messing with the gas pedal. Not like pedal to the medal. More like….press gently….let go….press gently…let go….press gently…..AHHHHHH!!!! That’s owning Green for fantasy. He will produce, but the ride will be uneven and annoying.

Pau Gasol:

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

Played 20 minutes. The Rockets are not a good matchup for him. In the earlier meeting, Gasol only played 18 minutes and scored four points and grabbed four boards. He’ll be fine going forward. Just keep in mind of the Spurs Siestas.

Dejounte Murray:

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

Played 24 minutes. Won’t provide much scoring punch or 3s, but he’s going to get you a ton of boards and some assists. Dejounte Rodman. Patty Mills played 24 minutes, while Tony Parker got 17 minutes of run, so the ceiling is capped.

John Henson:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 14 8 2 0 0 0 0 5/9 4/4

Played 32 minutes. And that’s the key. He’s been consistently getting around 30 minutes of run every game. Boards and blocks should be plentiful.

Giannis Antetokounmpo:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 15 6 0 0 5 0/1 6/14 5/9

They call him the Alphabet. I’m beginning to think that the Matrix changed the name of Google’s stock to Alphabet to keep track of G’s production. Checks the price of GOOG. Down 0.19% today. Yep. I remember when Google stock used to trade at $100. It wouldn’t surprise me if it went higher, I’d say. When it surpassed $250….It wouldn’t surprise me if it went higher, I’d say. $500? It wouldn’t surprise me if it went higher, I’d say. It’s now at $1,167. It wouldn’t surprise me if it went higher. That’s pretty much what I think when I look at a Giannis stat line.

With Eric Bledsoe out with injury, Malcolm Brogdon got the start. Unfortunately, he left the game after 10 minutes due to a quad tendon strain. He had to be helped off the court and was seen on crutches with a cast after the game. Matthew Dellavedova would likely be the guy to fill in.

Khris Middleton:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 21 6 4 4 0 5 2/7 7/20 5/5

Doesn’t block anyone. Not great news for fantasy but would make him a Twitter Hero. Besides geting a gentleman, Middleton contributes in everything else. Top 30 player for fantasy on the year.

Sterling Brown:

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

Played 24 minutes. With the Brogdon injury, could carve out a role for himself. Can shoot from downtown, grab some boards, and get some steals. Keep an eye on his minutes going forward, especially since Tony Snell kind of sucks.

Karl-Anthony Towns:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 24 11 3 0 0 2 1/2 10/13 3/3

Better. I never want to see this KAT getting Wiggy Wiggy Wiggins with it. Only bow wow wow yippee yo yipee yaying.

Jimmy Butler:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 28 4 6 1 0 3 2/5 8/15 10/11

You know you’ve found the right Butler when you start taking him for granted. The consistency has been remarkable.

Kyle Lowry:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 29 5 5 3 1 2 4/11 10/19 5/7

Remember Duck Duck Goose? You go around, very slowly, tapping the heads of the other kids….duck……very methodically …..duck …….. rhythmically ……duck ……deliberately……..duck….then out of nowhere ……GOOSE!!!! That’s Lowry’s season. He will put up 10-12 shots a game and just kind of coast, then BAM!!!! He’ll shoot 20 times in a game and go bonkers. It happened on January 20th when he dropped 40 and it happened again last night. Now, back to the reguarly scheduled programming. Duck ….. duck …… duck …..

With Fred VanVleet and CJ Miles both out, I thought Delon Wright would benefit. He played 13 minutes and did not score. Instead, it was Norman Powell who stormed the beaches.

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

Otto Porter Jr.:

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 16 11 6 1 0 1 1/4 6/11 3/4

Has stepped up since Wall went down. Had a 19% usage rate last night, but he contributes in so many categories that he’s as close to Otto-matic as they come.

Tomas Satoransky:

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

The new, but not improved, TJ McConnell.

Bradley Beal:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 6 6 3 1 2 3/8 9/20 6/6

27.4 usage rate last night. He’s going to be the guy with Wall out and looks to be more comfortable in the lead role.

Mike Scott:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 4 2 1 0 3 1/2 6/9 1/2

Great Scott! A 31.9 usage rate. We thought Kelly Oubre Jr. would be the main guy off the bench. Could it be Scott? Something to monitor. Text ISIS from our phones to bring the NSA on board?

Marc Gasol:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 19 14 2 0 1 1 1/8 6/21 6/6

Continuing to churn out double-doubles. Wonder if he’d rather be doing that at In N Out instead of for the Grizzlies?

Wayne Selden:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
7 2 3 0 0 3 1/5 2/9 2/2

Played 31 minutes. I still think he’s a fine acquisition. As we saw, will be inconsistent but there’s 30-point ceiling there. Actually played some point guard, so that adds to his appeal.

Andrew Harrison:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 4 8 1 0 2 1/5 6/14 5/5

I dogged Harrison the other day and look what happened. I gushed over Selden the same day and look what happened. The good ole anti-Midas touch. Harrison is going to get a ton of minutes and showed that he can contribute across the board.

JaMychal Green:

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

Played 20 minutes. Should supplant Martin in the starting rotation soon. Can score and board, if you’re into those sort of things.

Reggie Bullock:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 15 2 0 0 0 0 2/6 5/10 3/4

Got the start at shooting guard and played 35 minutes. A 3 & D player with a little d. You may giggle girls, but he’s making $2.5 million this season.

Stanley Johnson:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 3 3 1 0 1 2/8 5/12 2/2

Getting minutes and shot attempts. And the coach loves him. You may not like Johnson, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.

Andre Drummond:

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

Never forget about Dre. Had a 35% usage rate in the fourth quarter.

Blake Griffin:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 10 5 0 2 0 1/3 6/12 11/13

Lake gets the B back in his name for one night. A nice debut and things were meshing pretty well. Let’s not forget two things, though. It was the Memphis Grizzlies and the Pistons started the season 10-3.

  1. Katsuyuki says:
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    Hi Son!

    H2H, Cat league, please rank ROS:
    Ibaka, Millsap, Mirotic

    Thanks in advance!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Mirotic, Millsap, Ibaka

  2. David says:
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    Hi son,

    Please rank for prince,selden,rozier,james johnson,bojbog,collins ??

    H2h 10cat (9cat+pf) 14 teams

    Thanks

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Collins, Selden, Prince, Boj, JJ, Rozier

  3. Bearded Unicorn says:
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    Drop James Johnson for Andrew Harrison? 9-cat league and need assists

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Yea

  4. miles proudfoot says:
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    Calling on all Kawhi people out there…is everyone holding onto him? Without an IR spot. Hope the dude will be ok. Any hope he returns that I may have missed? At this point in the season I think it’s getting harder and harder to be patient. Thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I don’t think you can cut without hearing anything definitive. I’d be ok with trading though

  5. Mr. Blast says:
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    A-Y-O!

    Wtup’ Son son !? Chillin.

    Dumping Skal –

    Please rank these guy’s – Crabbe / Selden / Harrison / Rivers / S. Johnson

    Also – Does J. Allens recent hot play coincide with RHJ being out ?

    Thanks Mang! Go PATS!!!!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      A-Y-O!!!!!!

      Harrison, Selden, Rivers, SJ, Crabbe

      I think Allen’s hot play is due to the Atkinson finally playing him ahead of Zeller.

  6. RICE says:
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    NOOOOOOO!

    Greg Monroe will sign with the Boston Celtics, league source tells ESPN

    What kind of value are we looking at if this is true?

    • Mr. Blast says:
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      @RICE:

      Bad for his fantasy value.. Awesome for my Celtics in real life.

      • RICE says:
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        @Mr. Blast: Whatever is bad for Lebron and Cleveland is good in my book.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @RICE: Not good. Not good at all. Can’t see him getting more than 20 mpg.

  7. miles proudfoot says:
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    Better ROS outlook, Rivers or RJax? I’m thinking Rivers.

  8. J says:
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    Wold you pickup Rozier, KCP, or WCS for today/Sunday’s games?

    • Mr. Blast says:
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      @J:

      Well Kyrie is out tonight & Rozier is coming off of a triple double, playing while Kyrie is out..

      Rest of season WCS!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @J: Rozier for sure. KCP has a nice matchup today.

      • J says:
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        @Son: wow good call on Rozier. Kuz with another stink, need him to get out of this funk!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @J: Thanks J! Kuz will be fine….I hope

  9. Jacobi says:
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    Drop mirotic for Bobby Portis? Ros

    • Son

      Son says:
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      No. Why would you want to do that?

  10. I just wanna Kawhi says:
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    I just got Bam! Lol Let’s see how this pans out. I’d be happy if Whiteside gets dealt. Ha

  11. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Son. Tobias Harris or Will Barton in a points league? Thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Jerry: Barton for me

  12. Arief says:
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    hello son,

    would you drop marvin, lee for FA ??

    FA: jarrett allen, harrison, seldern jr, favors, crabbe,hield,bullock,stanley johnson

    my team: giannis,jokic,cp3,ariza,jrue,moore,dmitch,randle,pau,marvin & lee

    h2h 9cat

    thanks son

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Arief: Allen needs to be owned. I’m a Selden guy as well

  13. I just wanna Kawhi says:
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    Damn, 50 pts from ma boy CJ just the other day, and then a 40-point output by Donovan. It’s indeed a good week for me. Ha.

    My pickups are looking good so far: J-Jax, Reggie Bull and Bam. While Chriss’s inconsistency was at full display. Lol

    NBA’s trade deadline is just around the corner, while our league’s is on week 18. I have guys who might suffer or benefit from a trade (or a teammate’s).

    1) Rickybobby – after so many months he has finally developed a good rapport with his team mates but Utah are sellers this upcoming trade. Hood apparently is on the trading block, so could Ricky. Let’s see what happens.

    2) Reggie B – he’s Detroit’s designated shooter, I hope they don’t bring in another wing!

    3) Adebayo – the Heat has found success even with Hassan spending time on the sidelines, and I don’t think they are still high on him. He could be traded.

    I’m looking particularly at Adebayo. I want that Miami center position to be only between him and Olynyk. If Whiteside gets dealt I think Bam is no longer a streamer, I could see him being a mainstay on any team including mine which will lead me to my possible trade before our league’s deadline…

    IF before our league’s deadline, there’s still not a news about Leonard’s return, I would then make that move of sending him together with Thad Young (becomes expendable if Bam locks in a 26-28 min role) for Porter. That would be my final trade before our deadline. What do you say?

    Squad right now:
    PG1 Mitchell
    PG2 Rubio
    SG1 McCollum
    SG2 Bullock
    SF1 Butler
    SF2 Jackson
    PF1 Young
    PF2 Chriss
    PF3 Adebayo
    C1 Capela
    IR1 Hollis-Jefferson
    IR2 Leonard

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @I just wanna Kawhi: Nice breakdown. I’d say….be flexible and open to anything. Lot of things can change over the next few weeks

      • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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        @Son:

        I would just love to get an update about Kawhi’s status in the upcoming weeks, at least before week 18. If there’s none, and some owner would still want to take a chance on him, I think I should do it. I messed up the last time by delaying trading him, I won’t make the same mistake twice. The Spurs said Kawhi will still return in the regular season, but damn, who believes in anything they say regarding Kawhi’s shituation anyway? Well, I don’t trust them. Lol People believe that he’s sidelined because of his “injury”, but for me it’s more than that. I think something is wrong with the Spurs and Leonard, and it’s getting ugly as days pass by. Ha I wanna get out of this mess, help me get out of it. HAHAH

        Anyhow, the trade deadline is getting me excited. I still got decent FAAB budget, and a nice stash in Adebayo.. I get the feeling that I’m going to have a nice move come Feb 8. I can’t wait!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @I just wanna Kawhi: You had the plan all figured out with Kawhi last time!!!! What happened?

          I don’t think anything fishy going on with Kawhi. Just think that it’s a tricky injury and they can’t get it healed for some reason.

          Sounds like you are in a good situation. Get ready to pounce!! Good luck my man

          • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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            @Son:

            That time I just needed a few more games out of him to make the deal happen, but shit occurred. Lol Not going to let that happen again:
            News about kawhi comes out – trade for Lillard
            News doesn’t come out – trade for Porter

            Yea, man, thanks!

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @I just wanna Kawhi: Ha! I’m just messing with ya. I want you to make the rest of your league Kawhi

              • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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                @Son:

                I got a new deal, this one could be better. Let’s just say DeAndre stays with the Clippers, should we trade Leonard and his murky future and Thad’s awful playoff schedule for both DJ and Tobias and their 4/4/4 playoff sched? I’m liking this one.

                • Son

                  Son says:
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                  @I just wanna Kawhi: I’m good with that, but I think DJ gets traded.

  14. Henry says:
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    Hi Son,

    Want some of your advice on Kawai as well, the Kawai Owner in my league is selling him for a decent guard, do you think if I should offer some one like j Richardson for Kawai? The risk is quite high but I am sitting on the first spot in my league where I can plan for playoff.

    On the other hand, with the injury on bucks backcourt, I dropped Monroe and picked up Snell since I am overloaded with bigs. Do you like snell or Selden?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Henry: I wouldn’t offer much for Kawhi, but I’ve been bearish on him since the preseason. I would not give up JRich. That’s my boy! What’s the rest of your roster look like? I am not a Snell fan. Would much rather have Selden.

      • Henry says:
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        @Son: I have turned down the offer for Kawai and will keep JRich until the end of the season. Look at the stock market recently, no reason for me to jump into this Kawai risk.
        Thanks!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Henry: I’m with you. Good luck!

  15. J says:
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    Yo man, have to add WCS as a 2nd Center until vuc gets back. Who ya droppin, Rozier, Markeiff, or… kuzma? Nah not kuzma, I guess Rozier because he’s got the least long term value really just filling in while Kyrie is out but he’s just been crushing it.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @J: Tough one. Rozier has been decent when he was a backup. And if Smart gets traded, then more run. With that said, Kuzma has the higher ceiling as he has the potential to start if Randle gets traded

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