Man, the Warriors cannot catch a break… I mean, I don’t feel bad for their fans a bit, because they’ve been one of the most dominant teams in all of sports the last couple of years, but lately their luck has been running out. Kevin Durant will miss two weeks with an apparent rib injury he sustained against the Wolves back on March 11th. Obviously, this is a a heavy blow for his fantasy owners. You’re probably gonna have to stream heavy to win. Good luck is all I’ve got to say to you. Steph Curry is going to miss at least the next week and Klay Thompson is out for the foreseeable future. One of the main winners in this horrible situation is Quinn Cook. Last night, he went 5-25-4-3-3-0-1 on a scalding 10-of-13 shooting in 40 starter’s minutes. He’s probably worth the add with all the injuries to the Warriors if you want to gamble, but it’s relatively unknown what he’s capable of.
March Madness is in full effect. Shout out to The University of Maryland, County of Baltimore for ruining my bracket… Unfortunately, fantasy hoops playoffs also started this week, so many of us are going to just OD on Bball these next few weeks, as we slip slowly into baseball season. Anyway, here’s what went down in professional basketball last night:
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Andre Iguodala– 1-11-4-2-1-0-1 in 31 minutes. Another guy who might be worth an add. He only made 2-of-5 FTs, so the line could have looked a little better, but he’ll probably be starting for the next week or two, and we all know what he’s capable of.
Draymond Green– 3-14-10-7-4-2-4 on 5-of-14 shooting and made his lone free throw. He’s going to reap the benefits of the Dubs Big 3 all being injured for the next few games, but then again, without them to pay off his assists, maybe he won’t…
Nick Young– One more beneficiary of all these injuries, Swaggy went 3-16-2-1-0-0-2 on just 5-of-15 shooting and chipped in 3-for-3 from the line. Lots of options depending on your needs. Young for scoring and 3’s, Iguodala for D stats and all-around production, and Cook for the upside.
Skal Labissiere– 3-15-5-3-0-1-1 on 5-of-12 shooting off the bench. I always get a weird craving for rotisserie chicken when I see his name. On a serious note, worth an add or stream.
Buddy Hield– 5-22-7-7-0-0-4 on 7-of-13 shooting in 30 minutes off the bench. Buddy’s been hot over his last two, averaging 23 points, so go grab him if he’s out there.
Bogdan Bogdanovic– 3-11-5-3-1-0-2 on 3-of-10 shooting and 2-for-2 FTs. Somehow, he was the highest scoring starter for the Kings. He’s been solid, but not great lately, and might be worth using as a streamer spot instead of holding. With that said, he’s probably going off tonight.
Terry Rozier– 3-17-7-5-0-1-3 on 5-of-13 shooting. He’s definitely looking through Roze-colored glasses lately.
Al Horford– 1-15-9-3-1-0-1 on 6-of-18 shooting and 2-for-2 from the line, as he returned from an illness.
Greg Monroe– 17-5-2-3-1-3 on 6-of-8 FGs and 5-for-8 from the line. Been getting some burn lately, but I’m not buying in. Feel free if you want to gamble.
Jonathon Simmons– 1-13-4-3-1-0-4 on 5-of-15 shooting and 2-of-3 from the line. After a strong performance his last time out, he kind of flopped in this one, but that’s been the story of his season. Remember, it’s a Jon-a-thon not a sprint.
Shelvin Mack– 1-16-7-0-3-0-3 in 26 minutes off the bench. Mack came out of his Shel’ for this one. If I had a turtle, I would totally name him Shell-vin Mack.
Demarre Carroll– 3-18-11-0-1-0-1 on 5-of-10 shooting and 5-for-7 from the line. Had two duds before this one, so he’s hard to trust.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson– 21-10-5-2-0-2 on 7-of-13 shooting and 7-of-9 FTs. Been crushing it lately, and has greatly improved this year, especially his free throws.
Jarrett Allen– 6-7-1-0-2-2 in 23 minutes. He got he start, but Atkinson isn’t playing him the serious minutes he deserves. You’re probably cutting ties if you haven’t already.
D’Angelo Russell– 2-8-7-5-1-1-3 on just 3-of-14 shooting in 27 minutes. Ugh. Hard to stomach this one, but you’ve gotta keep rolling him out there at this point.
Caris LeVert– 2-16-3-2-0-0-1 on 6-for-11 shooting and 2-for-2 from the line in 28 bench minutes. The Nets get close to winning a lot, but just missed another one last night in Philly. Caris has been worth holding though.
Joel Embiid– 1-24-19-4-1-2-1 on 6-of-23 shooting but redeemed himself with 11-for-11 from the line. Not even a great night for him…
Ben Simmons– 21-8-12-3-0-2 on 10-of-17 shooting, but only 1-of-4 from the stipe. Have yourself a Vegemite sandwich!
Harrison Barnes– 1-27-5-3-1–0-2. This game went into OT and this was really the only good line for the Mavs…
Dennis Smith Jr.- 19-4-4-1-0-5 on 9-for-23 shooting. Gotta take the good with the bad with DSJ. Maybe next year he’ll figure it out.
Fred VanVleet– 3-14-4-8-0-1-0 in 31 minutes off the bench. After posting a dud on Thursday, he rebounded (nice basketball term) nicely.
Delon Wright– 3-15-5-6-2-1-1 in 39 minutes. Got the start with Kyle Lowry getting rested… You’ve got to be spitting mad if you own him and are hurting for assists. I know I was fuming because Al Horford took six days to get over an illness.
Tobias Harris– 4-24-5-6-2-0-2 on 50% shooting. Has he had a bad line all year?
Austin Rivers– 4-23-7-2-3-2-3. Stone Cold!
DeAndre Jordan– 11-21-2-1-0-4 with a not-killer 1-for-2 free throws. The lack of blocks are a bit concerning going forward. Only averaging 1.0 on the year…
Carmelo Anthony– 2-9-4-2-0-0-1. He must have been distracted by Syracuse beating TCU in the Tourney…
Corey Brewer– 2-22-1-3-6-1-0. Brew-coup steals! Been getting good run on OKC and is probably worth an add if you have a spot open.
Russell Westbrook– 16-10-11-0-0-6 on 7-of-17 shooting and made both free throws. His fourth triple-double in a row, but really a meh line for his standards.
Steven Adams– 18-14-1-3-5-4 on 8-for-15 shooting and 2-for-4 from the stripe. Have yourself…a kiwi? I’m not sure what they eat in New Zealand. Dammit, just have yourself a Sam Adams, Steven Adams! Another nice game for the big fella and the blocks were huge.
Paul George– 2-19-7-7-3-1-3 on 6-of-13 shooting and 5-for-5 from the line. Who you taking first next year, him or Westbrook?
Goran Dragic– 4-30-5-2-0-0-4 on 10-of-18 shooting and 6-for-6 FTs. This kind of line could be just what you needed to win your first round of playoffs.
Kelly Olynyk– 3-17-5-0-3-2-2 on 50% shooting. The Missing ‘Lynyk was a nice stream last night and could be worth a hold with a four-game week next week.
Justise Winslow– 2-3-4-1-1-0 on 1-of-8 shooting in 19 minutes off the bench. This was the kind of stream that could lose you your week. Hopefully, you avoided…or your Wins-low. Sorry.
Julius Randle– 25-12-2-1-0-1 on 9-of-17 shooting and 7-of-9 free throws. 2 Hot 2 Randle has been en Fuego lately. The sad part is, the Lakers might have to move him next season to make room for LeBron and company. It’s definitely going to be an interesting offseason for the Lakeshow…
Lonzo Ball– 1-9-8-8-2-1-3 on just 4-of-15 shooting. Ball Watch! Not his best night, but he continues to make you contemplate where he might be drafted next year.
That’s about all the interesting stat lines, hopefully you’re winning your first week of the playoffs and your bracket didn’t get busted too bad. As always, drop a question or comment and stream wisely these next few days!