Roses go through many stages of existence. First, there are the seed and germination stages, when life is created. Then, the flowers grow and reproduce. Finally, it’s all about spreading the seeds so that the circle of life can be completed. Derrick Rose knows all about that, as he’s played in Chicago, New York, Cleveland, Minnesota, and now Detroit. At 31 years old and coming off two knee surgeries, Rose obviously isn’t the bright flower he once was, but with proper pruning, he can still blossom with the best of them. Beep. Boop. Bop. You know what allows you to blossom? The Stocktonator.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 6 8 1 0 3 2/5 8/17 4/4

Played 29 minutes off the bench, a season high. as the Pistons roster was pruned last night because both Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond did not play. Over the past three games, Rose has been a top 65 player for fantasy, providing points, tres, dimes and steals. The usage rate has been 33 while the percentages have been good from both the field and line. When everyone is healthy, expect top 100-ish production, as he will likely receive around 24 minutes of run per game.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

 

Markieff Morris

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 5 3 1 0 3 1/2 8/13 5/6

Got the start and played 33 minutes, as Blake Griffin did not play. Morris is mainly a points, tres, and boards guy.

Christian Wood

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 6 1 1 1 2 0/1 5/10 2/8

In 28 minutes off the bench. I like Wood, and he makes me erect when I think of the across-the-board production he can provide. Last season, when given significant run at the end of the season, Christian answered our fantasy prayers by delivering multiple week-winning scores. 23 points, 9 boards, 1 dime, 6 blocks, and 3 steals on March 26th. 25 points, 9 boards, 1 dime, 1 block, and 3 steals on March 28th. 26 points and 12 boards on April 9th. Before you start putting a condom or lotion on Wood, there’s risk. The coaching staff may not give him significant run if Blake is out and, keep in mind that Drummond was out too last night, but the upside is tantalizing and worth it if you can get him for free.

Bruce Brown

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 6 3 1 2 0 2/4 5/10 8/8

Continues to start and played 27 minutes. Over the past three games, Brown has delivered top 15 production! 14.3 points, 0.7 tres, 6 boards, 4.3 dimes, 2.3 steals, 1 block, 52% field goal percentage, and 83% shooting from the line on 6 attempts (shooting 65% on the season). That’s obviously not going to continue, but Brown can provide boards, dimes, and defensive stats.

Rui Hachimura only played 17 minutes due to a groin injury. Sayonara, Rui.

Isaiah Thomas

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 1 6 0 1 2 5/7 9/13 0

Got the start and played 26 minutes. The IT guy said, “Turn it off, then on.” Well, what do you know? It worked, as the Wizards won 133-119.

Bradley Beal

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
35 3 10 1 0 3 5/9 12/24 6/7

The Beal was perfectly cooked last night. Top 30 player on the season, as he provides a shit ton of points, tres, boards, dimes, and steals. The only he doesn’t provide are boards and sometimes the shooting efficiency abandons him. He needs to put a leash on that sucker.

Ish Smith

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 4 7 3 2 4 0/1 4/9 2/2

In 22 minutes off the bench. The Make-A-Ish-Smith Foundation was ecstatic over the production. Unfortunately, they are going to have to wish harder, as the IT guy looks to be in the driver’s seat.

Kevin Love

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
9 7 4 0 0 3 1/5 4/10 0

Love hurts. Only played 25 minutes because the Cavs got abused, 113-133 by Toronto. I was about to write that someone should call the domestic hotline, but this was an international incident. US embassy?

Collin Sexton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 5 4 0 0 2 0/1 10/16 5/6

Someone get Sexton some Kamasutra books because his game is so one-dimensional. Needs to expand his repertoire.

Darius Garland

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 2 5 2 0 1 4/8 7/14 2/2

Played a team-high 38 minutes. I’ve heard that Garland is untouchable in trade talks, so does that mean Sexton isn’t? Garland and Sexton seem redundant, so my guess is that Sexton could be moved. That’s if anyone is willing to trade for him. He is still only 20 years old and can get buckets.

Pascal Siakam

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
33 4 4 0 0 2 5/8 13/24 2/2

Top 25 player for fantasy on the season. He’s averaging 20.4 shot attempts per game! If he averages 0.2 blocks more, Siakam will join the illustrious 1/1/1 club. P. S. – so damn good.

Kyle Lowry

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 4 11 0 0 1 3/7 6/13 5/8

Played 37 minutes, which is his season average. He is only one of two players to average more than 37 minutes a game. The other is James Harden. Can he hold up? Place your bets.

Norman Powell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 6 5 4 1 0 4/6 11/15 0

Got the start and played 36 minutes because Fred VanVleet did not play. Stormin’ Norman has been a top 5 player over the past three games, and top 25 player over the past 25 games. He’s a points, tres, and steals guy.

Kristaps Porzingis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 12 4 0 2 2 4/8 9/19 4/4

Played 33 minutes and led the Mavs to an impressive 120-116 victory over the Bucks in Milwaukee! Trade Luka Doncic!!! I kid. This is what the Unicorn can do. He’s stated this season that it’s been a struggle to adjust to his new team and role. This is why we should really admire and appreciate what LeBron and AD are doing.

Jalen Brunson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 4 11 1 0 2 1/2 4/9 4/4

Got the start for Doncic and played 32 minutes. Brunson is an excellent source of dimes while Luka is out, but that will only likely be for two weeks. Now, if Jalen calls up uncle Charles to “do what he do,” then that time frame could be expanded.

Seth Curry

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 5 4 0 0 4 4/8 9/15 4/4

In 26 minutes. The last four games: 26, 6, 30, and 2 points. Someone find out where Steph was on the dates of 12/16 and 12/12. Thanks. If we can figure out this correlation, then we can figure out when to and not play Seth.

Delon Wright

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

In 19 minutes off the bench. In the real world, Wright is wrong for being a criminal. For fantasy, though, getting one’s 211 on is an admirable quality.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
48 14 4 1 1 3 1/6 1/31 11/16

Over the past 16 games, G is a top 25 player, despite averaging under 30 minutes per game!!! The usage rate has been 41.5 over that span. Over the past three games, G has garnered a 47.7 usage rate!!!! Straight gangster.

Donte DiVincenzo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
5 10 9 3 1 1 0/3 2/8 1/2

Continues to start and played 30 minutes for Eric Bledsoe, who will be out a few weeks. The usage rate is low for DD, so don’t expect many points, but the contributions in the other cats have been bountiful. Useful for as long as Bledsoe is out.

Kyle Korver

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 2 3 1 0 0 5/7 6/8 0

In 25 minutes off the bench, a season high. If you need tres, Korver could be an option, as he could see elevated minutes due to the Bledsoe injury.

Zach LaVine

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
39 2 3 2 0 4 3/11 15/25 6/6

The #12 player for fantasy over the past four games. It’s all about the shooting efficiency for LaVine, as that number has been 52%. Normally, he’s in the 44-45% range.

Danilo Gallinari

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 6 4 2 0 0 4/10 6/16 6/6

Gallinari has been brutal as of late (shooting sub-30% over the past three games), but at least he was able to provide some counting stats. Maybe he’s just letting fantasy nerds down easy before he succumbs to injury.

Chris Paul

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 10 8 2 0 5 6/8 9/12 6/6

Like a good neighbor, Chris Paul was there!!! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllmmmmmmmmmmoost messed around. There’s been chatter that CP3 doesn’t get traded. Is that why he’s been the #5 player over the past 14 games?

Dennis Schroder

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 4 5 1 2 6 2/3 7/12 2/2

In 30 minutes off the bench. Dennis was not a menace for your fantasy teams. Only for the Bulls. Top 60 player over the past seven games. Dennis provides points, tres, boards, and dimes. Don’t count on the defensive stats, but once in a while, he will entertain us with a few.

LaMarcus Aldridge

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 13 4 1 2 0 1/3 7/15 4/4

LMA!!! No laughing matter last night. I was getting worried about the boards situation with him, but maybe I was just being a worry wart.

Dejounte Murray

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 5 3 2 1 3 0/2 8/15 0

Got the start and played 29 minutes. Over the past three games, Murray has played 29, 31, 17, and 32 minutes. Pop said the minutes restriction is gone, so the DMs are going to get flooded. With that said, it’s Pop, so you never know what he’s going to do. Murray won’t provide tres, but he’s an excellent rebounder and will contribute dimes, steals, and blocks.

Rudy Gay

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 12 3 1 1 2 2/5 4/9 2/2

In 21 minutes off the bench! The stat line has already been sent to the World Numerology Center. Gay can provide across-the-board production, but doesn’t get enough minutes to feel all warm and fuzzy.

Clint Capela

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 15 5 1 3 4 0 7/9 1/4

Played 40 minutes!

Top 25 player for fantasy. The only bugaboos to Capela’s game are the lack of tres and poor free throw shooting.

Russell Westbrook

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
31 10 4 1 1 5 1/7 11/25 8/9

94% from the line over the past three games. If we zoom out, 82% over the past 13 games. Hmmph. The last two seasons, he shot 65% and 73% from the line respectively. That’s obviously huge for Russ if he’s figured that out. Regardless, he will likely finish as a top 40-50 player, as the turnovers will still be high and the field goal percentage will be low…even if he shoots well from the line.

Ben McLemore

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 3 1 1 0 0 4/9 6/11 1/4

Played 29 minutes off the bench. He’s playing a shit ton of minutes and jacking up tres. When Eric Gordon returns, McLemore will disappear like the McRib.

Jimmy Butler

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 4 8 1 0 3 1/2 6/12 12/14

Top 10 player on the season. This Butler has been getting busy all year. The most surprising development, though, has been the increase in dimes (from 4 to 6.8). I guess it makes sense that a Butler would help others and get paid to do it. And they say good help is hard to find.

Bam Adebayo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 13 5 3 3 4 0/1 4/12 0/1

Played 43 minutes!!! Is Bam the MIP??

Derrick Jones Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 1 0 4 2 1 1/3 6/9 2/3

Played 31 minutes off the bench. Top 40 player over the past four games. Airplane Mode has been getting his defense on and providing tres, something he worked hard on this offseason. Now, he may be getting elevated run because Justise Winslow has been out, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he carves out a substantial niche for himself. Someone to monitor, especially if you desire defensive stats.

Tyler Herro

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 5 3 1 0 1 2/8 7/20 6/6

Played 38 minutes off the bench.

Duncan Robinson was in foul trouble and Dragic and Winslow were both out, so elevated playing time.

Jonas Valanciunas

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 10 1 0 2 0 1/1 8/9 4/8

In 25 minutes. A varsity performance for JV, which hasn’t been the norm of late. Too much hanky panky under the bleachers perhaps? When he’s on, JV is a dub-dub and block machine.

Ja Morant

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 1 10 0 0 4 2/4 9/14 0

Do I like Morant? Ja. Imagine Morant visiting Germany. His head would be on a swivel. Do you have beer? Ja. Do you have a restroom? Ja. Do you serve bratwurst? Ja.

Carmelo Anthony

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 8 1 2 3 1 4/6 8/16 3/4

In 35 minutes. Melo has been a top 25 player over the past three games!!! LOL! He’s been contributing a ton on defense. And he’s shooting a 46% from the field. What parallel universe have I been transported to? Those aren’t going to last, but that’s not to say Melo can’t be a viable fantasy asset. He’s going to score, board, and provide tres. Top 125 is a realistic expectation.

Hassan Whiteside

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 14 0 1 3 4 0 5/7 0

Not the Mt. Whiteside eruption I was expecting, but still a good game. Tied for fifth in dub-dubs and fourth in blocks per game.

Kent Bazemore

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 3 1 3 1 1 3/8 4/10 0

Continues to start and played 31 minutes. He’s going to tank your field goal percentage, but if you need a 3-and-D player, Bazemore can be of assistance.

C. J. McCollum

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 7 6 1 1 5 3/7 11/20 5/5

McCollum will pop off like this from time to time. He actually has 50-burger upside. With that said, he’s usually a slow-and-steady-wins-the-race kind of guy. Top 50-60 player for fantasy, as he will provide a little something something everywhere, but won’t dominate anywhere.

Kelly Oubre Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 0 2 3 1 3 3/7 10/21 1/1

I like Oubre a lot, as he contributes across the board. If he averages 0.2 more blocks, then he too shall join the illustrious 1/1/1 club. Now, the usage was up a little last night because Devin Booker did not play, but he’s averaging 17.6 points per game on the season, so he’s no slouch in the points department on the reg.

Mikal Bridges

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

Got the start for Booker and played 31 minutes. Mikal is a boards and steals guy who has the potential to tank your percentages. Prior to last night, Bridges was seeing elevated run even with Booker in the lineup, so he’s viable if you need what he provides.

Ricky Rubio

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 11 14 2 0 8 1/4 4/14 1/1

The numerology nerds are going to have a field day with stat line as well. The shooting sucks but whatever. He messed around and is second in the league in dimes!!!

 

  1. hamtime says:
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    1. Jokic or LBJ ROS
    2. You prefer Derrick Jones, d hunter, or bazemore? Want to make one a stream slot, but unsure if all need to be owned in an 18 man

    Thanks son!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      LBJ

      Jones

      Anytime!

  2. Cohen says:
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    SON, needs not an issue
    Drop Barton for Norman Powell or hold?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Barton

  3. Tenethor says:
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    Hey Son,

    Would you cut either House or Tucker or Hunter for Woods?

    Thanks alot.

    • Tenethor says:
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      Wood*

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Naw

  4. hamtime says:
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    1. Does stashing curry make sense for a deep 18m with no IL? Otto is also available

    2. Is Eric Gordon worth grabbing given a return in a few weeks, or are guys like Seth, shamet more useful

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I doubt he plays

      Gordon is worth it. He’s going to play a lot and jack up a ton of tres. Plus, the environment doesn’t get any better

  5. Jep says:
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    Hey Son.
    Would you trade Lowry for Kawhi, load management and all?

    G: Trae, Lowry, Brogdon, Rozier, Dinwiddie
    F: PG13, Isaac, Noel
    C: KAT, Capela, Gasol

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Hmmm, interesting one. Here’s the breakdown:

      With Lowry:
      Tres
      Dimes

      With Kawhi:
      Pts
      Boards
      Steals

      Blocks and TOs are even

      Another thing to consider is that TOR plays 15 games during the playoffs, while LAC play 13.

      Another another thing is that, since you’d have both PG and Kawhi, you’d get those upside games when either one sits.

      Another another another thing is to wonder if Lowry can hold up all season playing over 37 mpg.

      So tough, but I think I’m holding onto Lowry. The 2 game difference in playoff schedule is too much for me to ignore

      • Jep says:
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        Actually with my playoffs, Lowry is 434 and Kawhi is 343. 1 game difference.

        Currently, my weaker cats are Pts, rebs, stls, and FG% and seems like Kawhi will fill those in.

        Good point on those upside games when either of them sit. They usually go off when one sits so it’s like having two mid-round guys playing.

        Let me go feel out the owner. He’s in last and only has CJ as his guard.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Happy hunting

  6. Trader says:
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    The joy of owning a Knicks point guard! Payton looked good last outing but as of this note, has played 4 minutes tonight. Hurt?

    Crowder on the wire. Drop Elfrid or hold?

    Harden, Jrue, VanVleet, Lowry, Payton, Brunson
    Covington, Melo, Love, JJJ, JRich
    Myles, Vuce, Ibaka,
    IR: Bryant

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Not sure what happened with Elf tonight. I’d hold Elf

      • Trader says:
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        Ok. Knicks do not play next two nights. Then have a back-2-back. Payton played in garbage time I have since learned.

        Troy Brown goes tonight v Bulls then back-2-back Friday and Saturday. Decent streamer or hold Elf still?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          I like Brown. Elf isn’t a must hold, but he does have upside if he can overtake Ntilikina

  7. Mr. Blast says:
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    AyyyyO!

    Real quick. Should I swap Wood for Hayes ?

    Hayes is growing on me & he’s having a good game right now.

    Wood has been the hot pick up tho.

    Holla

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Ayo!!!

      Wood for me

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