General Mills is an American multinational corporation that produces…..everything! Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Pillsbury, Haagen-Dazs, Cheerios , Trix, Cocoa Puffs, and Lucky Charms are but a few of the brands that contribute baking mixes, cereals, yogurt, and ice cream. Total revenue exceeds $15 billion per year! Patty Mills is the antithesis of General Mills, as he specializes in points and tres. Specific Mills we shall call him. Last night, Specific Mills generated revenue. Not billions of dollars, but revenue nonetheless.
In 29 minutes. Over the past three games, Mills has played 23, 24, and 29 minutes. He’s averaged 18 points on 12.3 shot attempts and 4 tres. The usage rate has been 23.5 and he’s converting 51% of his shots from the field. Scoring is not the issue for Mills, as when he plays for the Australian National Team, he morphs into the Aussie Steph Curry. No, the issues are the inconsistent playing time and usage. He can easily play 18 minutes and shoot seven times or shoot 15 times in 28 minutes. If you need tres, Specific Mills can be a viable option, but know that the playing time is tough to predict. Beep. Boop. Bop. You know what predicts everything well? The Stocktonator.
Here’s what else I saw yesterday:
In 26 minutes off the bench. Dejounte Murray only played 22 minutes, so….Naw, we just don’t know what Pop is going to do, which is a shame because a Murray/White backcourt would be intriguing as F. Anyways, when White does get run, he can provide some boards, dimes, and steals. He just doesn’t get enough to be able to trust, averaging 22-23 minutes per game on the season.
LMA with….Yes, he provided the O but it’s the across-the-board production which puts a smile on our faces. The only thing he doesn’t do much of is dish out dimes (2.4 on the season).
DeRozan has messed around once in his career, back on January 3, 2019 against Toronto!!! Narrative Street! Over the past two games, DD has aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllmost messed around in back-to-back games. In the prior game, he scored 25 points, grabbed 9 boards, and dished out 9 dimes. Now, expect some regression to hit at some point, as he’s not going to shoot close to 60% from the field and dish out over 8 dimes per game. His season average is 5.2. He’s been a top 10 player over the past month. He should come back down to the top 40 range.
So. Damn. Good. Bam is a top 40 player for fantasy. The only bugaboos are the lack of tres and below average free throw shooting. He has a good stroke, and has spurts when he shoots close to 80% from the line, so there’s optimism that improves. Not sure about the tres, though. As I referenced in a prior blurb, there have only been 10 instances in which a player has produced a 20 point, 10 rebound, 5 assist, 1 steal, and 1 block season. Bam should join that list soon
Continues to start, play a ton of minutes, and produce. I thought he would disappear, but he’s only gotten stronger as the season has trudged along. Over the past three games, Nunn has averaged 32.8 minutes, 24.3 points, 3.3 tres, 2.7 boards, 3.3 dime,s and 1.7 steals. The usage rate has been 25.8 and he’s been converting 61% of his 16.3 shot attempts. That’s been good for top 20 production. Damn. Now, he’s obviously not going to shoot 60% from the field, but on the season, he’s at 46%. As long as he starts and keeps getting minutes, Nunn is going to be a viable fantasy asset.
Messed around!!! For the first time in his career!!! He’s been close many times this season, but he finally popped his cherry. The points and boards should be asssumed by now, as he is third in the NBA for dub-dubs, only three behind Giannis. As for the dimes, he’s averaging 4.3 on the season. There are just no tres and limited defensive stats.
In 21 minutes off the bench. McBuckets led the Pacers in scoring, as Sabonis, T. J. Warren, and Malcolm Brogdon all scored 22 points each! The Numerology Institute has sent its best people to the scene. If you need tres, then do the Dougie, but know that the floor is low because he only gets around 20 minutes per game.
Jokic did his best Sabonis impression while Sabonis returned the favor and did his best Jokic impression. What a night! It’s crazy how good Jokic is. Points, tres, boards, dimes, 51% shooting from the field, and 80% from the line. The defensive stats aren’t great, but he still contributes a little something something in those areas. I want his skills and IQ in Bam’s shell.
Got another start for Jamal Murray and played 29 minutes. Abort! Abort!
I won’t be able to do a recap for Monday’s huge slate, as I’m out of town, so I apologize in advance. Celebrate the good Doctor’s day and I’ll see you guys on Wednesday. Peace!