This is Terry Rozier‘s fifth season in the NBA. These are the field goal percentage numbers from the prior four seasons: 38%, 39%, 36%, and 27% his rookie year. No wonder he was nicknamed Scary Terry. Those are some awful numbers that give me the heebie jeebies. I won’t be able to sleep for a week, as I hear the echoes of bricks clanging off the rim in my sleep. I once watched Event Horizon on shrooms. That pales in comparison to the dread I have of sleeping now from Scary Terry. With that said, entering this season, we all knew what drafting Rozier entailed, but the brave were willing to overlook the nightmares for counting stats galore, as he would be the alpha in Charlotte with Kemba Walker gone. Last night, those with the iron balls were rewarded, as Rozier wasn’t scary, he was legendary. Beep. Boop. Bop. You know what’s always legendary? The Stocktonator.
A career-high! Granted, the opposition was the no-defense-playing Atlanta Hawks, and the game went to not one, but two overtimes, but whatever. A 40-burger is a 40-burger no matter how it’s cooked. There have been brutal stretches for Rozier this season, which have put many of his owners on tilt, just itching to drop him, but he’s a top 80 player for fantasy on the season! The field goal percentage is 41%. A terrible number for most, but heavenly for Rozier. The usage has been only 23, as Devonte’ Graham came out of nowhere this season, but Rozier has provided points, tres, boards, dimes, and steals with low turnovers and excellent free throw percentage.
Here’s what else I saw last night:
Top 15 player over the past three games!!! The usage rate has been over 27 while he’s been shooting 45% from the field. On the season, that number is 37%. Damn, Graham. Who’s the real scary one in Charlotte? Graham has been a revelation for the Hornets this season, as he’s averaging 18 points, 3.4 tres, 3.4 boards, 7.5 dimes, and 1 steal per game. He’s 8th in the league for dimes.
P. J. Washington
Only played 16 minutes due to foul trouble. More like P. U.
In 37 minutes off the bench.
In 35 minutes off the bench.
I don’t know which is my favorite Martin! Cody has been getting more minutes, but Caleb has been hot over the past four games. Cody grabs more boards. I don’t know. Just flip a coin.
In 34 minutes off the bench, while Cody Zeller played 23 minutes and Willy Hernangomez was a DNP-CD. Coach Borrego said that he’s going to scrap the three-headed center monster for the short term, so Biyombo should see plenty of run backing up Zeller, who won’t play more than 23-24 minutes per game. Bizmack Biyombo Boards & Blocks.
In 46 minutes! Collins is the #7 player for fantasy on the season. Phil needs to get a new song commemorating his brother from another mother out, ASAP. 21.6 points, 1.5 tres, 10 boards, 1.5 dimes, 0.7 steals, and 1.6 blocks with 58% shooting from the field, 80% from the line, and only 1.8 turnovers. That is a groovy kind of line.
Disappointing line, considering the game went to double overtime. He’s too inconsistent to be relied on, even though the situation couldn’t be better for fantasy.
Trae is 4th in shot attempts, 4th in tres attempts, 7th in tres makes, and second in dimes. He’s also 1st in turnovers. Despite that, he’s a top 20 player on the season. The usage rate is a whopping 36!
In 40 minutes off the bench. Top 60 player over the past six games. He provides points, tres, boards, and steals, but it all comes down to the shooting efficiency. During this hot streak, he’s converted 56% of his shots from the field. On the season, that number is 38%.
In 24 minutes off the bench, KK led the Bucks in scoring. Yup, one of those nights. On the regular, Korver can provide close to 2 tres per game, but he only plays 13-16 minutes per game.
In 21 minutes. Yeah, he feasted on a tranquilized Bucks team. It’s good to see him on the court, though. When healthy, he’s been averaging around 24 minutes per contest. He can stuff the stat sheet but is unreliable.
In 29 minutes off the bench. Grant is awesome when he starts, as he provides points, tres, boards, steals, and blocks. Unfortunately, he splits the power forward minutes when Millsap is healthy. I guess both Millsap and Grant feasted on Thanasis Antetokounmpo. Welcome to the League.
Played 39 minutes. Why? No idea. Murray is solid in every cat but blocks. Top 50-60 player on the season. It feels like he’s been in the League forever, but he’s still only 23 years old.
So close to messing around for the first time in his career.
Top 40 player for fantasy. And he’s still getting better. I can’t wait to see what the ceiling is. I used to question him for not getting his Mutombo on, especially since he’s so athletic. Well, he’s at 0.9 blocks for the season now, after languishing in the 0.6-0.8 range. He could very well be the newest member of the 1/1/1 club.
Got the start and played 37 minutes because Marc Gasol did not play on the second game of a back-to-back. TOR only plays one more game this week, but go 4, 3, 4, and 4 the next four weeks. They are the only team to play 15 games.
Norman Powell got the start because Fred VanVleet did not play due a shoulder injury, but left after only 2 minutes due to an ankle injury. Patrick McCaw ended up playing 43 minutes in his place and contributed 2 points, 6 boards, 2 dimes, and 3 steals.
Can we blame COVID-19? He’ll be fine, unless he does test positive.
In 32 minutes off the bench. He lives!!! I wouldn’t put too much stock into last night’s game, though. All the starters struggled, so Jingles was brought out of the garage to get everyone into a festive mood.