Bullshitting is bad. Or is it? There are four reasons why people lie. 1) To hide or protect something. Good if you were harboring a Jew in Nazi Germany. Bad if you have a mistress. 2) Fear. Of getting caught. I guess that ties into protecting oneself. 3) To elevate one’s self-perception. You went to which school? You’re how tall? You slept with how many women? 4) It is the wise thing to do. Do I look fat in these jeans? BS’ing is often annoying or straight up lame, but it is an integral part of life. There are many situations in which being brutally honest serves no purpose other than to hurt the other person, which is lame. Damn it, is everything in life lame then? Last night, we had another example of BS’ing being bad….the good bad, though….as in dope. Now that I think about it, sometimes we just BS to mess around, which is what Ben Simmons did last night against the Bulls. Ironic, huh?
Simmons has now messed around five times on the season. He had been in a slump lately, looking disinterested and lacking aggression. It’s mindblowing to think that he can dominate a game without being able to shoot from the perimeter. He’s that good. Anyways, BS is a nightly triple-dub threat and will contribute with the D stats. As we established above, there’s good and bad with BS. The bad? Literally no 3s, like he hasn’t made one the entire year. The turnovers are plentiful. As I always say, good if you are high in a pastry shop. Not so good for fantasy. The free throw shooting is abysmal, like 55% bad. DeAndre Jordan, with his 60% on the year, is like, “Yo, Ben. You really need to practice bro.” Simmons is the 75th player for fantasy on the year. For the last month? The 110th. There are just too many holes in his game to approach Top 50 territory, but for punt FT% and 3 teams, BS is lovely.
Here’s what else I saw last night:
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Back-to-back double-dubs for Dario. Has scored double figures in 24 straight games. Playing in the low-30s on a nightly basis, knocks it down from downtown, and gets his 211 on. Top 90 player for fantasy.
The Lord was taking away for a bit there. The Lord is back to providing.
Remember when the Hakeem Olajuwon comps were being thrown around? Yeah, about those….Before I get internet tomatoes thrown at my internet face, I still think he’s awesome.
With JJ Redick and TJ McConnell out, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot got the start at shooting guard and played 34 minutes.
Don’t go chasing waterfalls.
Played 21 minutes. Just someone to keep in mind for the future, if the injury bug continues to ravage the 76ers backcourt.
Got the start with Kris Dunn out and played 25 minutes. Can Kris return so we can be Dunn with this guy already?
Played 24 minutes, which is a very encouraging sign. Outside of the overtime game the other night, the Bulls had kept LaVine at 20 minutes per game. Looks like they are slowing ramping him up. For those that stashed, you are wise.
Remember the Yugo car? One of the worst cars ever manufactured. Mirotic is slaying the stereotype that all Yugo imports are of the POS variety.
Played 25 minutes. Needs a Mirotic trade to be a consistent fantasy contributer.
Played 22 minutes. I love him in real life. Hate him for fantasy. A hustle guy that doesn’t shoot enough or play enough minutes to be a factor.
Needs to go get his guidance chips recalibrated. Plays a ton of minutes and….my producer has informed me that he has a new highlight of Holiday shooting.
Got the start at power forward with LMA sitting and played 33 minutes. Bertans is a versatile big man who can shoot from downtown and play both the center and power forward positions. A viable streaming option when he fills in for LMA or Gasol.
Pau Gasol almost messed around.
Going up against his brother, Marc. Respect your elders.
Played 29 minutes. Green is as inconsistent as they come for fantasy, but if he gets close to 30 minutes a game, he can make contributions across the board.
The point guard rotation for the Spurs was: Dejounte Murray with 24 minutes, Tony Parker with 21 minutes, and Patty Mills with 24 minutes. Murray scored 11, Parker scored 12, and Mills scored 15. Limits the upside for Murray.
Ivan Rabb received his first start and played 17 minutes.
That’s how dire the injury situation has been in Memphis.
Played 30 minutes. Playing close to 30 minutes per for the last seven games. He’s getting shot attempts and getting his 211 on. With all the injuries, should continue to get consistent run.
Andrew Harrison got the start at point guard and played 28 minutes.
He kind of sucks, but he’s starting and getting minutes.
Got the start at shooting guard and played 27 minutes. Remember that 31-point outing? A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….Shit, that was only two games ago.
Played 23 minutes. Average Mario still chugging along.
Played 21 minutes. Has the ability to board and get his block on. Had a five block game against the Lakers a few weeks ago. Not getting minutes, but someone to keep an eye on.
This coming after he went 1-of-2 from the field against Miami. Is the game changing the difficulty settings on him every game?
C & C Music Factory back to making everybody dance now.
Played 33 minutes. Slowly, but surely my pretties. James will start getting close to 40 minutes per game, which will make all y’all Harden excited.
With Harden back in the mix, Paul sees a 6% decline in usage rate. Is that him being a good neighbor or is Harden being a bad one?
Played 38 minutes. Shocked that he did this against Harden D? About as shocked as finding out that smoking causes lung cancer. Wes plays over 35 minutes per game and launches close to seven 3s. He will also get his 211 on. Just don’t expect many boards or dimes.
Played 27 minutes. Carlisle to JJ, “Do you want more minutes, JJ?” “Naw, I’m good coach. Have you seen what my wife looks like? I’d rather not expend myself too much.”
Only played 24 minutes, but like an efficient liver of life, made the most of his time. Let’s see, ATL is one of the worst rebounding teams in the league and one of the worst teams at defending the center position. EZ PZ. Oh, in the previous meetings with ATL: 13/11 in 22 minutes and 16/8 in 20 minutes.
Played 18 minutes. Damn, talk about efficient living. Definitely got his Freaknik on down in Hotlanta.
Played 20 minutes. Ersan is in “F it, I’m getting traded anyways” mode.
Only played 13 minutes. The Hawks are just preparing him for the boatload of minutes he’s going to play in the second half.
Over the past two weeks, Menace has been a Top 35 player for fantasy. The only blemishes are the low 3-point percentage, limited boards, non-existent blocks, and hair. Other than that, plays a ton of minutes and often times has a usage rate approaching the 40 mark.
Played 26 minutes. We should start seeing more of this on a consistent basis.
Played 18 minutes. Getting enough run to stay in shape and stay sharp for his next team.
Possibly smoked too much Nemanja before the game. Just a bad shooting game. He got the attempts. Obviously, when Butler is healthy, Bjelica is a non-factor, but gets the minutes when he’s out and can score, board, and get his 211 on.
The biggest beneficiary of Butler sitting. Has put up 17, 28, and 21 shot attempts in the three games Butler has been out. Won’t contribute much in the periphery categories, though. Wiggy Wiggy Wiggins.
Has attempted 9, 7, and 7 shots in the three games Butler has been out. Que? Is Wiggins going prison yard right now? I hate to say it, but KAT needs some more dog in him.
Played 20 minutes. I had such high hopes. So did all those that bought Bitcoin at 18,000. Maybe Nurkic has a phobia of wolves or KATs.
Y’all know what time it is. All Dame does is produce fire, both on and off the court. Stocktonator knows what’s up, as it loved Dame last night.
Ha! Never gets old for me.
Played 25 minutes. Hold up now. The past three games, Davis has played 25, 21, and 24 minutes. He’s gone 11/10, 9/10, and 6/10 during that span. You need boards? Here you go.
Dragan Bender got the start at power forward and played 23 minutes.
Ha! Triano plays Dragan so that he has an excuse to go on a Bender. To his wife, “Sorry hon. Dragan played like shit tonight. I’m heading to the bar. Don’t wait up for me.”
Chandler played 10 minutes.
Monroe played 29 minutes.
The last two games, Monroe has played 29 and 30 minutes. During that span, 16/17 and 19/7. He played a total of three minutes the prior six games. Things that make you go…….aghagjag;ug;hsdgha;skladjagsas.
Played 25 minutes. Keep playing like that JJ and you will enter the Son clan.
Played 27 minutes. This is why it’s said that 3s are the easiest commodity to acquire. Daniels has attempted 10 or more 3s in four of the past six games. Now, the minutes are not always there. This is why he’s available on the waiver wire.
Played 31 minutes. The past two weeks, Young has been a Top 75 player. Ty. Ty.
With Darren Collison out, Joe Young got the start and played 34 minutes.
The Matrix just utilized a generic Create-a-Player.
Played 33 minutes. My momma said if you can’t say something nice about someone, then you shouldn’t say anything at all.
Doing the team some Favors if they want to trade him.
Does just enough to roster him. Doesn’t do enough to prevent you from having road rage while walking.
Got the start and played 39 minutes. SVG loves his Johnson. Unfortunately, it gets a little messy because this Johnson can’t shoot.
I’m not an emoji guy, but I assume this is when you insert the eye emoji.
Guess he was really angry about not making the All-Star roster. You know who knew? Stocktonator, that’s who. Loved Dre last night.
Luke’s first double-dub of the season. Hey!!! He popped his cherry! Luke’s been getting a consistent 22-25 minutes per game recently. Hoisting around five 3s a game and grabbing some boards. Possibly someone to keep an eye on as the season progresses, as we know SVG loves him.
Just missing lucky eight for the chronological line.
What? You were expecting another 100 point DK game?
Played 15 minutes. That’s back-to-back games with 15 minutes. Whenever I think about Rondo…..
If you own Rondo, that means you still need the assists. So tough to hold onto him, but you just know that once you click that drop button, he’s going to play 30 minutes and dish out 18 dimes. While Rubio causes road rage while walking, Rondo causes people to jump in front of cars for the insurance money.
Starvin’ Marvin ate at the buffet last night. He is no longer hungry. This is basically a ceiling game for Marvin. A floor game? He’s had three games in which he provided a bagel.
Fifth in double-dubs with 27. Has recorded six straight. Been a Top 60 player for fantasy over the past two weeks. Imagine if he could make his free throws!
Baynes is the big guy that provides beef down low. Theis is the more agile big man that has the ability to shoot from the perimeter. He can also grab his share of boards. Doesn’t get enough consistent minutes to be fantasy relevant, but he’s had his share of big games and could be useful in the occasional spot.
Always a viable option when one of the backcourt guys is out.
Everyone can step back from the ledge now.
Once again, Lake Griffin reared it’s ugly head.
Got the start at shooting guard and played 34 minutes. Won’t have much value as the Clippers get more healthy.