New this year to the basketball side of Razzball is updated tier rankings throughout the season.Â Every Wednesday morning Iâ€™ll update my tiers on a rotating basis for guards, forwards, and centers (i.e. Guards this week, Forwards next week, etc.) Â The first run through of tiered rankings may not differ much from my original rankings because there havenâ€™t been many games played.Â Donâ€™t like it?Â Well there will be no vote on this since this is a dictatorship.Â However, you can destroy me in the comments as much as you please. Â Iâ€™ll also go through a recap of the previous night’s games as well since there are only a couple games on Tuesday nights. Â Here’s what happened in the NBA last night…
Kyle Lowry â€“ 2/1/4/1/1 going 1 for 4 from the field. Â I should mention that he only played 17 minutes because he sprained his ankle (day to day).Â Injuries stink. Â Like “don’t go in the bathroom after your Dad on after Taco Bell” stink.
Jonas Valanciunas – During the game, Kendrick Perkins kept asking Jonas when he and his brothers are releasing a new album.Â Val, having been teased frequently about this, decided to torch Perkins for 18 points, 6 boards, 1 assist while going 6-6 from the line.Â If he can channel this anger every night like Gordon from dodgeball, I might start recommending him.
Hasheem Thabeet â€“ I just threw up a little.Â He played 23 minutes and somehow scored 10 points while racking up 5 boards and 2 blocks.Â I canâ€™t believe Iâ€™m writing about him.Â I just threw up again.
Nikola Vucevic â€“ Back to back double doubles while averaging 39.5 minutes in those two games.Â Love the potential and I hope I donâ€™t confuse him with Nikola Pekovic at some point. Â Actually, I think Orlando should trade him to Minnesota so they can build the foundation for their
all Russian all-white Montenegrin + Russian conglomerate Â team.Â Yes, Andrei Kirilenko and Alexey Shved are also on that T-Wolves team.
Kirk Robinson â€“ A studly performance last night with 19 points, 7 rebounds, 11 assists, 3 steals, and two 3PM.Â Oh, you canâ€™t combine point guards?Â Shit.Â Kirk Hinrich and Nate Robinson essentially split the stats (and the minutes) which will lead to erratic results.Â Hurry back Derrick Rose.
Greg Monroe â€“ 27 points, 10 boards, 2 assists, 1 steal, and 3 blocks while going 10-20 from the field (7-7 FT).Â On behalf of all owners that drafted youâ€¦ thank you for finally showing up for the season.
Rodney Stuckey â€“ After you dropped him, Stuckey went off for 17 points, 4 boards, 4 assists, and 1 block while nailing two 3â€™s.Â He canâ€™t wait to see the disappointment on your face when you start him next game.
JaVale McGee â€“ Has come off the bench while averaging 17.3 minutes per game behind Kosta Koufos (14/5/0/0/3).Â Until Coach Karl shows some more faith in him, it will be hard to count on lines like tonight (16/3/1/0/3). Â I hear he tells great jokes while on the bench though.
Wilson Chandler – Averaging 19.5 minutes this season, I’m beginning to think that Chandler will brush up on his Chinese again. Â As for fantasy owners… 5 points, 7 rebounds, and a single 3PM will make you want to deport him yourself.
Now for the tiers (Guards):
Top 3 overall, idiot:Â Chris Paul
The Kobe Bryant Tier:Â Kobe Bryant
Middling:Â Monta Ellis,Â Joe Johnson, Marcus Thornton