Happy New Year’s Eve, Razzball Nation!
May your champagne be stocked, your last night of horrific eating before a New Year’s resolution be gorged, and your lists of things to reflect on be lengthy. ¬†Number one on my list right now is my groin is healthy! ¬†Rough, rough injury for the Charlotte Hornets and fantasy owners’ front lines with Al Jefferson out at least the next month with an adductor strain. ¬†Not that you need it, but Dr. JB is linking a little pic here [FAMILY FRIENDLY!]. ¬†Enough groin talk already!
When I heard Big Al¬†was out for a month, I made the same face as Bill Walton’s Basketball-Reference picture… ¬†Lots of shock waves across the Hornets, with Bismack Biyombo likely starting at the 5. ¬†I don’t think he plays 30 minutes a night, but the boards-n-blocks upside puts him into the Rudy Gobert conversation. ¬†Like Gobert, Biyombo won’t be winning a game of knokout anytime soon… ¬†Shooting 44% from the FT line this season, and¬†under 50% in his career. ¬†A big winner here is¬†Marvin Williams, who should be owned in 14ers and worth a bookmark for shallower. ¬†Off 8/14/3/3/0 Monday night, the Hornets are going to move Cody Zeller into a lot of C minutes as the Hornets have no real front-line depth. ¬†Williams hit a couple of treys in that game as well, and as with all¬†Hornets, is in line for a few more shots with Big Al’s 16.3 FGA¬†distributed to the masses. ¬†For deep leaguers, don’t forget about Noah Vonleh who was sent to the D-League recently for a little seasoning. ¬†He’s expected to be called back up momentarily, and as you’d assume with a team losing their best player, the Hornets are likely to fall even further in the Eastern standings. ¬†Vonleh might get some¬†experiential run as the¬†season presses on to develop the 9th overall pick in this year’s loaded draft. ¬†Here’s what else went down last night across the NBA:Please, blog, may I have some more?