The foundation of a house is underrated. When guests come over, they never utter, “Oh my goodness! The foundation is absolutely amazing! How much did you pay for it?” Log onto Zillow.com and the description is never, “Exquisite colonial-style home with a foundation to die for.” It’s always the kitchen, the bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, garage, even the pool that get all the love. The pool! The place where little kids go to urinate in. I’m here to give the foundation its proper due. Without the foundation, the house would blow away when the big, bad wolf huffs and puffs. Without the foundation, that minor earthquake won’t be so minor. Without the foundation, there is no kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, bay windows, etc. So it only makes sense that Danuel House provides a solid foundation for fantasy.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 9 1 3 1 0 6/11 8/13 0

A team cannot consist of all superstars. Specialists and role players fill out the rosters of many fantasy squads, so a player who contributes in all the categories provides? Yes, a solid foundation. Beep. Boop. Bop. You know what always provides a solid foundation? The Stocktonator. On the season, he’s a top 100 player, but over the past eight games, he’s been top 30. House has averaged 32.3 minutes, 12 points, 2.6 tres, 6.6 boards, 1.4 dimes, 1.8 steals, and 0.8 blocks. The field goal percentage has been 42% on 9.8 attempts while the free throw shooting has been excellent at 81% on only 1.4 attempts. Solid, solid foundation for this House.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

 

A four-team trade went down last night.

HOU gets:

Robert Covington: A wing player who does it all, especially on the defensive end. Houston plays at a fast pace so he should contribute plenty of fantasy goodies. In addition, he’s a career 35% from downtown and should get plenty of open looks as defenses focus on Harden and Westbrook.

Jordan Bell: There’s a chance he could be significant minutes at center. There’s also the possibility that P. J. Tucker continues to start at center and soaks up most of the minutes. With that said, if he can carve out a significant role, Bell could be an excellent source of blocks and boards.

 

ATL gets:

Clint Capela: Top 25 player on the season, as he contributes boards, steals, blocks, and excellent field goal percentage. The free throw shooting is the big bugaboo. For Capela owners, you couldn’t have asked for a better situation. The Hawks play at a fast pace and the pick-and-roll action with Trae Young is going to be nasty.

Nene Hilario: Inconsequential.

 

MIN gets:

Juancho Hernangomez: 6′ 9″ and 230 pounds, Hernangomez is only 24 years old, can shoot and has range from downtown, and can rack up some defensive stats. There are plenty of power forward minutes available, so Juancho could see a sizeable role.

Evan Turner: He’s toast.

Malik Beasley: Shooting efficiency is an issue for Beasley, as he was shooting 38% from the field with the Nuggets. He can score, though, and provide a handful of boards, dimes, and some steals. There’s a chance he could start at shooting guard for the Timberwolves.

Jarred Vanderbilt goes to Minnesota. He’s 20 years old, 6′ 9″, and 214 pounds. He played in eight games for the Timberwolves and averaged 4.3 minutes per game. Could be in the mix for the wide open power forward minutes.

First round pick

 

DEN gets:

Noah Vonleh: Basically a boards specialist. Could provide depth for the Nuggets in the front court, but will likely be buried on the depth chart when Paul Millsap returns.

Gerald Green: Still recovering from foot surgery.

Shabazz Napier: Well, that sucks for Napier owners. He was coasting all by his lonesome at point guard in Minnesota. Now, he’s buried on the depth chart.

Keita Bates-Diop: So much potential with KBD, but he’s buried on the depth chart as well.

First round pick

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
34 17 6 1 1 5 1/1 12/17 9/13

G is such a gangster that the O ran away in fear. G is so good that Adam Silver is thinking about renaming the NBA the G League. When someone has game, the kids on the street just say, “He’s got G.” Not everything has been good from a fantasy perspective this season, though. On the year, he’s a top 30 player. O. M…….G. The usage rate is 38 and often gets into the 40s. He’s averaging 30 points, 13.1 boards, 5.8 dimes, 1.1 steals, and 1.1 blocks. He’s even draining 1.6 tres to make him a 1/1/1 member. 55% shooting from the field. Then what’s the dealio? 60% from the line on 10.4 attempts and the turnovers get into the 4s.

Brook Lopez

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 5 2 2 2 2 0/4 6/10 0

I haven’t written Lopez up this season because…..he hasn’t done much. Looks at stats. Top 50 player on the season and top 30 over the past three games. Someone wake up Son!!! With that said, the points and tres are down from last season. So is the field goal percentage, by a wide margin. But those blocks. Oh, those beautiful, beautiful blocks. 2.6 per game on the sesaon, good for second in all of basketball.

Wesley Matthews

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 2 2 0 1 0 5/9 6/11 0

He starts and played 28 minutes last night. Whoop-dee-do. Strictly a tres specialist, but in that offense, that’s a juicy role to have.

Brandon Ingram

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
32 7 1 2 1 3 3/9 12/19 5/6

When Zion Williamson entered the mix, Ingram’s usage rate fell and “the sky is falling” chants began to reverberate through the streets. Yes, some usage was going to be ceded, but it wasn’t permanent, just like when the South broke off from the North. There was an adjustment period and now things look to be settling in, as Zion has now played seven games. When Zion first returned, Ingram was a top 60 player averaging 16 shots per game, but over the past three games, he’s been a top 20 player hoisting up 18.3 shots a game. Man, Ingram provided 0.6 tres and shot 67% from the line last season. This year, he’s contributing 2.5 tres and shooting 86% from the line!

Zion Williamson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 7 5 1 0 5 0/3 5/19 10/14

Remember his debut when he went 4-for-4 from downtown? Those were good times. Since then, he’s gone 0-for-5 over six games. Zion is the 249th player for fantasy. The sky is falling!!! He’s scoring, rebounding, and providing excellent field goal percentage. The lack of defensive stats and poor free throw shooting are keeping his value down. The blocks and steals will come, but I wouldn’t expect the free throw percentage to be great.

Lonzo Ball

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 14 3 0 1 4 3/10 4/12 0

Top 40 player over the past seven games. BBB in the house!!!! The scoring and percentages will always be an issue, but 2.7 tres, 8.1 boards, 8.6 dimes,1.6 steals, and 0.7 blocks are magnifique.

Jrue Holiday

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
7 3 5 2 1 4 1/6 3/14 0

Jrue has been good this season, just not great, but the lofty expectations have brought anguish. The defensive stats are close to last year, the tres are more, and the boards are close. The big dips have come in the points, which is due to the poor field goal percentage, and dimes. He will be fine, just not great.

Josh Hart

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 7 4 3 1 0 1/6 3/9 1/1

In 29 minutes off the bench. It could be a coincidink, but since Zion returned, Hart has been a top 50 player. Tres, boards, steals, and blocks have all been there. Things that make you go…..Zion!!!

Cody Martin

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 5 1 0 0 3 2/4 5/9 0

Got the start and played 36 minutes because P. J. Washington came off the bench due to matchup reasons. Over the past four games, Martin has played 36, 28, 28, and 23 minutes. Now, P. J. was out for some of those games, but Martin has elevated above Nicolas Batum on the depth chart and may have carved out a role for himself. If Malik Monk is traded at the deadline, that could open up more opportunities for Martin. Martin is a low usage player who could provide value with tres, boards, and steals.

Devonte’ Graham

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 4 10 0 0 2 5/10 5/11 1/2

Graham is basicallly Scary Terry but with dimes. He’s shooting 37% from the field on the season! At least he’s contributing 7.7 dimes and 3.5 tres. Top 90 player on the season.

Malik Monk

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 6 0 0 1 3 2/3 8/13 1/2

In 31 minutes off the bench.

Showcase Showdown! Who’s going to win? The Knicks are in the running, but that’s an organization that starts Taj Gibson over Mitchell Robinson and could keep Marcus Morris on the team. With that said, they did fire their president the other day, so maybe things will change for the better. Regardless, Monk is going to need to get traded to a cellar dweller at the deadline. In Charlotte, he was averaging 20 minutes per game, until the Showcase Showdown.

P. J. Tucker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 10 3 3 0 1 3/5 5/10 0

Got another start at center because Clint Capela was out. Tucker’s usage is so low that the vatos on the boulevard would be eyeing it with envy. 8.7 on the season! So, points are rarely on the menu, but Tucker is a top 90 player on the season because a) he plays a ton of minutes b) provides tres, boards, and steals.

James Harden

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
40 9 12 3 1 3 4/11 11/26 14/15

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallmost messed around. Harden has 13 40-burgers on the season. He has 4 50-burgers and 1 60-burger animal style. So sick. Anyways, Russell Westbrook did not play last night. When Russ is off the court, Harden garners a 45.7 usage rate, an increase of 8.4%!!! Over the last six games, Harden has been somewhat quiet, as Russ has carried most of the load. The usage rate had been down at 31. Regardless, he was still the #3 player during that span. LOL. James, you make so freaking Harden excited.

Carmelo Anthony

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
2 2 0 0 0 0 0/3 0/5 2/2

Melo is jello, the sugar free one that’s been sitting in the fridge for months.

Hassan Whiteside

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

Only played 23 minutes due to foul trouble and getting abused by Jokic. That has been the only way to keep Mt. Whiteside from erupting.

Damian Lillard

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 2 9 1 0 0 1/6 8/23 4/4

Lillard wasn’t going to score 50 points and shoot over 50% from the field every night.

Nikola Jokic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
29 13 9 2 3 4 3/5 11/17 4/4

Aaaaaaaaaaaalllmost messed around. There was a lot of almost messing around last night. Sounds like a junior high school party. Anyways, Jokic is so damn good. He literally does it all and has been the #1 player over the past four games. Do you think he smokes one or two packs per day?

Jamal Murray

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 2 6 0 0 2 3/6 6/9 5/7

Returned from injury and played 20 minutes, after missing 10-straight games. It shouldn’t be long before he’s back up to 32 minutes per game and producing top 60 value.

LaMarcus Aldridge

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
7 3 1 1 0 0 0/1 3/10 1/2

LMAO! The Lakers front court D is no laughing matter, though.

DeMar DeRozan

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 9 7 0 0 2 0 12/21 4/5

After that ridiculous stretch when he was posting top 10 value, DeRozan has settled back to his top 40 ways. Points, boards, dimes, steals, and excellent percentages. I never understood why he decided not to develop a shot from downtown. It would open up his game so much and make him more effective. To each his own, though, as I sit my fat ass on a chair all day writing and questioning guys making millions playing a game at a level that fewer than 1% of the population can do. Yay, me.

LeBron James

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
36 7 9 1 0 2 6/9 12/20 6/9

At 35 years old, LeBron is still producing at an unbelievably high level. He’s the #11 player on the season and still leading the league in dimes. The freaking free throw shooting is still an issue. So strange because the form is decent and it’s not like he’s a mental midget. Or is he? Free throws are all mental right? Can I get an amen from the peanut gallery?

Kyle Kuzma

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 12 4 0 0 2 2/4 7/11 2/2

In 30 minutes off the bench. Actions speak louder than words? Well, Kuzma’s performance was screaming, “Please don’t trade me!! I’m good. See?” The boards and dimes were an outlier, as Kuzma is primarily a points and tres guy. That’s it. No defensive stats. Nothing but points and tres. In 40 games this season, he’s outside the top 250 for fantasy.

Dwight Howard

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

In 22 minutes off the bench. Dwight is a boards and blocks specialist. The free throw shooting is atrocious, like sub-40%. Back to the free throw thing being mental. Dwight was known as a mental midget so it makes sense. Can I get another amen from the congregation?

  1. ADP10 says:
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    Hey Son,

    Righteous work as always.

    What do you think about Whiteside going forward with Nurkic coming back? Is it worth shopping him around as a sell-high candidate? If so, any tips for the best centres for the rest of season?

    Cheers!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Thanks!

      I don’t think Nurk will impact Whiteside much. With that said, it’s always prudent to explore selling him, as he’s been unbelievable. His value is high that you have the pick of the litter. Sorry, I don’t understand the last question.

  2. Trader says:
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    Can’t decide who I feel worse for Shabazz or me for owning him. Let’s go for me since Napier is getting paid!

    So who is the Wolves point guard? Culver?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      It was a nice little ride with Shabazz. Then he got smushed. Yeah probably Culver

  3. Mr. Blast says:
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    AyyyyyO!

    Head is spinning a bit after that trade.

    I guess my Celtics will not be getting Capela. Sigh

    It seems to me Atlanta gave up very little to get him too…

    Finally dumped Herro man, it kinda feels invigorating.

    But I missed out on all the prime pickups. (Kevin Porter Jr, Duncan Robinson, Lee)

    Picked up Mikal Bridges for Herro… then I wondered if I nabbed the wrong Bridges..lol
    (Miles isn’t available anyway)

    Do you think this was the right move here ? I do like his D stats

    • Son

      Son says:
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      AyyyyyO!

      Lol. Yeah, that was crazy last night.

      ATL did well but their pick will be a valuable one

      Mikal is fine if you want D.

      • Mr. Blast says:
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        Annnnnnnnd Thomas Bryant is hurt again… Ugh.

        Why Son why ?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Sorry man. Foot injuries are scary for big guys

          • Mr. Blast says:
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            Yea No Bueno for Bryant.

            Now I really need a boost to the Wood & Noel stashes..

            The clock is ticking !

            • Son

              Son says:
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              I hope so! Good luck!

  4. miles proudfoot says:
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    What do you think about the following trade (punt rebounds):

    Lilliard, George, Adams, Rubio
    for
    Harden, Trae, and JJJ

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I like it

  5. John Coakley says:
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    My inability to deal Love and Bryant is haunting me. Ugh. Better now than during playoffs.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      What happened with Love?

      For sure. Get all the bad mojo out now.

  6. eballs says:
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    Got both Lauri and Bryant on the mend right now. I’m sitting pretty in first place, but I want to know your thoughts on possibly cutting one of the two. Right now Lauri is in my only IR spot. Would you cut one of the two for the following?

    Garland
    EG
    Juancho
    THJ
    Dwight Howard

    • Son

      Son says:
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      negative

  7. J says:
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    You think jingles is worth holding onto much longer? Almost feel like Brunson has more short term value than jingles right now and can just pick up someone else to replace joes production down the road.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’d hold. He’s still playing 30 mpg. Will likely take take to adjust to Conley getting healthy. There’s also the chance he loves back to the second unit, which could be good. Just keep an eye on the situation.

  8. Maximus98 says:
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    hey, one owner in my league is hit hard with injuries and need healty players baaad. Thinking of getting Zion and/or TBryant from him. What do u think their ros look like? Thinking of offering Montrezl and Rubio. Would it be fair trade? punt 3pms, ft, soft punt points.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I like Zion but TB scared me.

      • Maximus98 says:
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        Woooooods! So happy i have him on my team, also quick take, who is best pick up:tucker, sekou, henson – need quality pf with d stats,fg, rebs?

        • Son says:
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          Everyone is on rise of Wood!!!

          PJ

      • Maximus98 says:
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        Also:
        1)what about my Harrell? MMoris gonna take Harrell shots for sure. Is he should be moved?
        2) Napier, Ish, Troy Brown worth flier? Worst players- Harrell, Rubio, Tucker.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Harrell hasn’t been great for a while but his role is secure, as he and Lou run the second unit

          Ish gets a bump up but I’d keep the guys you have

          • Maximus98 says:
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            Roger that

          • Maximus98 says:
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            One more thing. Just realised warriors front court is really thin right now. Actually only PF/C players are Chriss and Draymond( dont count Looney cause he never there). Is that means we could be in for monster Chriss performance ros? Same question: drop Rubio, Harrel, Tucker or hold?

            • Son

              Son says:
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              I think you good as is

  9. Ace says:
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    Hii Son,

    Bad news bryant got hurt again. Would you drop bryant for waiver or hold ?? H2h,9cat,14 teams,No IR spot

    Waiver list : redick,divincenzo,malik beasley,monk,jones jr,delon,kanter,bogbog

    My Team
    -Kemba,jrue,brogdon
    -Middleton,hayward,josh rich,PJW,anunoby
    -KAT,bryant,noel

    Thanks Son

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Hey, Ace. I saw your question yesterday but, when I went to reply, poof, it disappeared.

      I’d probably hold Bryant and look to see if I could package him with someone else in a trade. I’d rather have him than the guys listed

      • Ace says:
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        Ok Son… 1 question again would you trade kemba + bryant for siakam/ayton + fultz ??

        • Son

          Son says:
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          I’m good with that. Who are you dropping?

          • Ace says:
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            Sorry this trade 2 vs 2.. i give kemba + bryant and i get siakam or ayton + fultz so i must choose between siakam or ayton from his team

            • Son

              Son says:
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              Gotcha. Ayton

              • Ace says:
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                Okay thanks Son

                • Son

                  Son says:
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                  Anytime

  10. Trader says:
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    Jrue’s poor playoff schedule (6 games over last two weeks), spotty FT % has me thinking trade. Love his elite steals though. Would like to ditch Bryant with him due to feet issues plus he has three games off consecutively during the playoffs…so likely a drop than anyway.

    Targeting Jamal Murray. Good steals and FT%. Please comment on each of these trade options:

    A. Jrue and Bryant for his Murray and Gallo
    B. For his Murray and Dipo
    C. For his Murray and Morris Sr
    D. For his Murray and Wood (I think he would do this one)
    E. Jrue for Murray straight up

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I don’t like most of them. A is probably the one I’d go with

      • Trader says:
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        Good. Thanks.

        how about my Bryant for his Wood (jokes aside). If Drummond heads out, wouldn’t Wood be safer?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Yes, Wood. But too late now

  11. Mr. Blast says:
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    AYO!

    FREE CHRISTIAN WOOD !!!! 🙂

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Mr. Blast off!!!

  12. J says:
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    Any interest in trading kristaps porzingis for Wiggins? Been stashing wood so ready for blast off

    10team 8cat

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Negative on KP for Wiggins.

      Wood has risen. Hopefully Casey sets him free

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