- Jeff Teague - Absolutely slaughtered the depleted Nets backcourt with 21 points and 15 assists. Throw in 9-13 shooting, and this tells you more about the bad defense than the good offense.
- Myles Turner - Also dominated with a 25/15/0/1/5 line. It's sweet, but expected. Dude is a beast.
PPPPPAAAANNNNTTTHHHHEEERRRRSSSS!!!!! Aight, aight, this is fantasy hoops, we'll just leave it at that.
On Friday morning, the Clippers shed one of their % drain players, giving the DNP-king [another] fresh start in Houston. And what does Josh Smith do in his debut?! Goes all J Smoove like you'd expect! Goes 1-10 FG, 0-2 FT, for some reason took 4 treys and missed them all (what did you expect after bricking the first 3, Smoove?!), but still gets a rainbow line for 2/5/6/2/3. Oh yeah, 2 TO in there too. Smoove did bounce back last night after almost single-handedly costing the Rox a W in his debut, going 16/3/2/2/2 yesterday afternoon for back-to-back rainbows. He apparently stole someone else's talent ala Space Jam alien, because he shot 6-14 FG, 2-2 FT, and had only 1 TO. "Talkin' bout the Dream Team, we're the Mean Team!" Josh Smith is not a good 9-cat fantasy asset in any league, and even in 8-cat, he's probably not ownable in 12ers for me. That mean enough?! But the real criminal aspect of the acquisition is of course their absolute hatred for Terrence Jones. HE'S getting the full Mean Girls treatment - they're feeding him Swedish weight gaining bars, JB Bickerstaff made out with his boyfriend, they're turning his best friends against him... That organization is an institutional bully - culminating in a whopping 10 minutes of action last night with Dwight Howard (kankle) still out. I didn't understand the McHale firing, I don't understand this trade, I don't understand the Ty Lawson signing... They're taking this off the rails faster than Lindsay Lohan's Prius! Or, well, Lawson's Prius... Here's what else went down over the weekend in fantasy hoops action, plus The 7 Ahead for Week 14: