I remember this time back in college. A buddy of mine was visiting over Spring Break, and brought a guy that went to school with him. I had a bag of shrooms, a bag of trees, and Die Hard was playing on the tv. ‘Twas looking like a fantastic night. After we puff, puff, passed, and munch, munch, munched….my buddy’s buddy started saying that he wasn’t feeling anything and wanted some more. We advised him that he needed to chill out and let things percolate a bit, but he kept insisting. A few hours later, we found him curled up on a chair in the middle of a room, with a blanket over him, and swiveling himself round and round. My buddy’s buddy was bugging out big time, but that’s what he gets for being impatient. Which segues perfectly to Nemanja Bjelica.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 30 12 2 0 0 2 6/9 11/16 2/2

Prior to last night, Bjelica started four games for the injured Jimmy Butler. He averaged 10 points, 9 boards, 2.5 dimes, and 1.5 steals. Not bad, but not great. Here’s the thing, though. He was playing a ton of minutes. 45, 34, 34, and 33 to be exact. Last night, he played 40 minutes. It was just a matter of time. Remember earlier in the year when Butler was underperforming? Similar deal, in that it took time for things to gel. Anyways, will he be dropping 30/12 every night? Probably not, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility. He has the ability and, most importantly, is going to continue getting a shit ton of minutes.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

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Russell Westbrook almost messed around.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 27 8 9 0 0 2 0 11/14 5/7

Only played 29 minutes because the Thunder demolished the Suns, 115-87.

Steven Adams:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 16 12 2 2 3 3 0 7/8 2/5

Top 55 player for fantasy on the year. Averaging 9 boards, 1.3 steals, and 1 block a game. I’m pretty sure Adams boxes kangaroos for fun and makes bears run and hide in caves.

Corey Brewer:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 17 4 1 1 0 2 2/4 6/11 3/3

This is what I wrote two days ago: I’d keep an eye on the minutes and usage for Brewer, as I was impressed much of the time I saw him play as a Laker. He plays good D and has the ability to knock down the J. Also, thrives in an uptempo environment. It wouldn’t surprise me if he works his way into the rotation. Alex AbrinesTerrance Ferguson, PJ Dozier, Daniel Hamilton, and Josh Huestis? Exactly. You can call me Mr. Cleo now, thank you very much.

Dragan Bender:

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

Here’s a game for you guys. At the conclusion of every Suns game, the number of points that Bender scores is the number of shots you have to drink. Great for college kids that have no money to spend on liquor.

Devin Booker scored 30 points. Tyson Chandler scored 10 points. No other Suns player reached double digits. No more blurbs for you!!!

Al Horford:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 20 8 6 0 1 1 1/4 8/14 3/3

Horford has been pretty dreadful for the last month or so. The production has been all over the map. With that said, he’s a triple-dub threat every time he steps on the court. The funny thing is that he hasn’t notched one all season, but he’s been close. I guess it’s only fitting that this post is all about patience.

Kyrie Irving:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 23 7 8 2 1 4 3/7 9/15 2/2

Played 30 minutes and stuffed the stat sheet. I wonder what shape the sheet turned into?

Jaylen Brown:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 5 0 0 0 0 1/2 4/10 5/5

Left the game after a scary moment. Brown dunked the ball with two hands, slipped, and fell with his body parallel to the ground. He landed on his back/head and looked like a rolly polly. Fortunately, he was able to walk back to the locker room but his status is unknown.

Marcus Smart played 33 minutes and scored 9 points. Terry Rozier played 24 minutes and scored 13 minutes. Both players would see an uptick in minutes if Brown is out for any period of time.

Andrew Wiggins:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 13 7 4 2 0 4 1/8 6/21 0

Stop it already! Give the ball to KAT!

Karl-Anthony Towns:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 11 3 0 1 1 0 5/12 5/8

And I’m not even a Timberwolves fan.

Jamal Crawford:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 15 1 4 0 1 0 1/6 7/16 0

Has been getting around 27 minutes of run since Butler went down. Thibs has been going with an eight-man rotation, so Crawford is pretty much assured of minutes and shots.

Dario Saric:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 10 4 0 0 6 4/7 5/10 6/7

Mario with the big D continues to deliver. Top 50 player for fantasy over the past month.

Robert Covington:

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

The Lord giveth. The Lord taketh away. Last night, it was the latter. With that said, he does contribute in the periphery categories, so can’t be too mad.

Marco Belinelli:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 0 1 0 0 1 3/7 5/11 1/1

Played 30 minutes. Cheap source of 3s.

Hassan Whiteside:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 8 2 1 2 5 0 9/12 8/12

Who gonna sex Hassan?! Loves battling with Embiid and enjoyed last night’s victory.

DeMarre Carroll:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 15 5 3 3 1 1 2/5 5/9 3/3

I feel like I’ve been writing up Carroll every game lately. And for good reason, as he’s been balling out.

D’Angelo Russell:

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

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Allen Crabbe:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 29 8 1 1 1 2 6/11 11/21 1/1

Played 33 minutes. I’m a lobster guy myself, as it takes so much effort to get so little crab meat. With that said, every once in a while, you pull out that big, juicy piece of crab meat. Mmm mm mmmmmm. Crabbe’s season in a nutshell.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 12 4 1 2 2 0/1 7/13 4/5

Played 30 minutes. He’s back!!! Y’all know what time it is. Sunday. Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. Friday. Saturday. Rondae!!!!! I’m so happy when it’s Rondae.

Caris LeVert:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 22 4 8 1 0 2 1/4 8/15 5/5

Played 30 minutes. Continues to ball the F out. Has been the Nets best player over the past week or so.

Malik Monk:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 13 3 5 0 1 2 1/6 6/14 0

Played 21 minutes. Has now played 21 and 16 minutes the past two games, after numerous DNP-CDs and sub-10 minute games. I loved Monk in college and thought very highly of him during the draft process. He can straight up score the basketball, although the efficiency hasn’t been good in the pros. With the Hornets in the 10th spot with a 28-38 record, they may start giving the young rook more run down the stretch.

LaMarcus Aldridge:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 30 17 4 0 2 2 0/1 11/20 8/11

LMA! Ain’t nobody laughing now.

Kyle Anderson:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 11 4 5 0 1 0/1 5/12 2/2

Mr. Anderson is not a good shooter, but does everything else well. It’s too bad that both the minutes and production fluctuate.

Dejounte Murray:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 14 5 6 1 0 3 0 7/14 0

The point guard version of Mr. Anderson. The Matrix is getting lazy.

Steph Curry left the game after two minutes due to a sprained ankle. It doesn’t sound serious, but he’s likely to sit out against Portland.

Kevin Durant:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 37 11 4 0 4 3 4/7 14/26 5/7

Played 39 minutes and will be the man while Steph is out.

Draymond Green messed around.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
 11 12 10 2 2 2 1/7 4/11 2/2

Is he the MVP of this Warriors dynasty? Do they win without him?

  1. Swick says:
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    who do i cut to pick up McLemore? smart, simmons, james johnson or isaac

    thanks

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Swick: Isaac

  2. papervase says:
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    do you think corey brewer is a good stream for points on mon/tues?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @papervase: I’d say yes, but that’s assuming he continues to start. Not guaranteed, but the matchups are nice regardless

      • papervase says:
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        @Son:

        Maybe I’ll see if he starts tomorrow first. Thanks!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @papervase: Definitely. Anytime

  3. Joel

    Joel says:
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    Hey man, Have Collison in my IR slot gotta drop 1: LeVert, Satoransky, John Collins, Bogdan. And I need a streamer spot…

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Joel: Sato for me

  4. Justin says:
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    in 9 cat leagues, would you take rozier or bogdan (sacramento) for this week? marcus smart and kyrie most likely out.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Justin: Really tough one. I usually auto choose the guy that’s playing more games, but the ORL and NOP matchups are so juicy for Rozier. With that said, I think I’d still go with the guy that’s playing one more game. Bog for me

      • Justin says:
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        @Son: i was able to get bog for todays game. and then i dropped him for rozier since they both have 3 games left after today. haha

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Justin: Ha! Way to work the system

  5. J says:
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    Hey Son,

    First week of our first round 2 week playoff matchup. Feeling good about the squad thanks to you guys for all the advice. For tomorrow’s slate which two you playin from Rondo, Mirotic, and Kuzma? Was leaning towards Rondo and Miro, both were playing really well during the Pels streak and then the last two games were more blowouts and they hovered around the 20 minute marks, while Kuzma is getting extra run with Ingram out. I feel like I gotta play Rondo just for the assists, so then maybe going with Kuz over Miro after that. Let me what u think!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @J: Kuzma for sure. As for Rondo vs Miro, I probably side with Miro on this one. Now that he’s back on the bench, Miro will be the man for the second unit. Rondo does get the assists but has to contend with AD and Holiday for usage. It’s close and I could easily go Rondo. Good luck!

      • J says:
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        @Son: Yo son, thanks I ended up going Kuzma and Rondo, pretty nice that Rondo dropped 17 dimes on em. Now I have a 34 assist lead. For tomorrow I’m trying to decide which two to play out of Rondo, Rubio, and Mirotic. Feeling pretty comfortable in assists whereas I’m down 10 points, up 10 3PM, and up only 3 boards. Seems to make more sense to play Miro, and then between Rondo and Rubio, I guess I feel like Rubio has more potential to score higher? Both actually decent rebounders sometimes. Let me know what you think!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @J: Nice job J! Think you have to go Rubio against Phoenix.

          • J says:
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            @Son: Huh Tyreke is back. Would you play him tonight? I guess over Rubio, Mirotic, or batum? And also who would you drop for him out of Mirotic, Kuzma, Rozier?

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @J: Man, the matchup is so nice but how many minutes is he going to get? I wouldn’t drop any of those guys for him

              • J says:
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                @Son: Yeah I know, guess I’ll keep him on IR for now and see how it goes

                • Son

                  Son says:
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                  @J: Yeah. With MEM having nothing to play, would be tough to trust Reke

  6. Justin says:
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    9 cat league. Marcus Morris’ or Winslow for this week? Both have 2 games.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Justin: Winslow for me

  7. Willy says:
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    Hello Son,

    My team : j.butler, teague,g.harris, covington, dray, m.turner, horford, middleton, WCS, DSJ, nurkic, bjelica

    would you drop anyone of these guys for FA ?? h2h 11cat (9cat+PF+3%)

    FA : kawhi, reg jack, vanvleet, g.hill, james johnson, c.joseph, e.moore

    thanks a lot

    • Willy says:
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      @Willy: & nwaba

      • Son

        Son says:
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        @Willy: I’d pick up Nwaba and drop Jimmy Butler

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