I don’t know today’s title has a Boston accent, just sorta happened! ¬†Tyreke Evans absolutely tore up the Thunder last night, slashing-n-gashing his way to a 41/9/8/3/0 line with only one turnover. ¬†I don’t know what’s crazier, that line or a Pelicans win! ¬†That starting NO line-up other than Evans was scrub city. ¬†If you followed the news leading up to this game, it went from Evans being unlikely to play a mere hour-and-a-half before tip, to getting the start right before the game started. ¬†The emotional toil on fantasy owners was bigger than in Silver Linings Playbook! ¬†Since the All-Star Break, right around when the Pels finally decided to start this guy, Evans has been a monster averaging 17.1/5.4/6.1. ¬†He’s also boosted his FG% and actually made a three or two, despite a 3PT% even Josh Smith thinks is poopy. ¬†But despite a big second half, the Pelicans owner isn’t too impressed. ¬†Haha, that was hilarious – I made highlights for this game if you couldn’t tell. ¬†Been a lucky run for my games the past two, getting this one and the Corey Brewer one Friday! ¬†Almost 100 points from those two! ¬†Hopefully the Pelicans realize they need Evans as a starter in 14-15, but it’s tough to see another stretch with 6+ dimes next year with a healthy Jrue Holiday. ¬†If the price is right, I’ll be a buyer next season, however Evans seems to always have a little more hype than substance ever since his rookie year. ¬†If this second half inflates some big buzz next year, I’ll be about as deadpan as the Pelicans owner! ¬†Here’s what else I saw last night in fantasy basketball action:
Austin Rivers –¬†I semi-hyped him up for next year yesterday, and the first game he plays after that he tries to start a fight with Nick Collison. ¬†Rivers was looking pretty good, but got ejected after only 14 minutes which was another factor in the big Evans game.
Serge Ibaka –¬†Was the only OKC player that seemed to show up. ¬†22/16/5/1/1 and fueling another high rank from me for next year.
Rajon Rondo –¬†Trip-dub missed because not enough points?! ¬†Be aggressive, be be aggressive! ¬†Going to love Rondo next year.
Jeff Green –¬†Oh sure, nowwwww you pick a time to near rainbow with 27/3/1/3/2. ¬†Well, wait, it was against the 76ers… ¬†Doesn’t count.
Michael Carter-Williams –¬†Legit rainbowed. ¬†21/14/6/4/2. ¬†I can remember the past, despite me not admitting to being horribly wrong on this yet, and I can remember saying I thought MCW would get shut down. ¬†Shows a little faith in his durability if ya ask me.
DeMar DeRozan –¬†Sat last night, but just want to reflect on how nice a sleeper call that was…
Chris Douglas-Roberts –¬†You could list, well, pretty much the whole Bobcats roster before you’d guess CDR would hit a game-winner for em… ¬†I need CPR after that CDR! ¬†Or maybe I should nickname him “blank disc”. ¬†Haha, I hope people can get that…
Gerald Henderson –¬†Where there was a good DeRozan call, there was a horrible Hendo call…
Mike Scott –¬†Took 23 shots?! ¬†That’s like me pushing the limit in college! ¬†Well, the Hawks rested everyone including Dominique Wilkins, so I guess that makes a little more sense. ¬†Still, next highest was 13 from Sweet Lou Williams, and on top of it all the Hawks almost won! ¬†Psshhh, end of season weirdness galore!
Wesley Johnson –¬†Super rainbow! ¬†12/6/4/5/3. ¬†The Lakers have been awesome at cranking out crooked stats, mainly their L column.
Nick Young –¬†Whoopty dah, the world’s biggest ballhog puts up 41 on the Jazz playing for a scrub team. ¬†I still think his haircut looks like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, so I can’t take him serious.
Zach Randolph –¬†Man I miss T Dawg from The Walking Dead! ¬†32/9/2/1/0 from Z-Bo in a critical Grizz win.
Gorgui Dieng –¬†Unstoppable. ¬†14/11/3/1/2. ¬†Please tell me the hype dies down, please tell me the hype dies down!
Draymond Green –¬†WHOA! ¬†#OccupyDraymondGreen with a slugfest of a start! ¬†20/12/5/4/2 in a rainbow, shooting 7-9 FG (4-5 3PTM 2-2 FT) and absolutely demolishing the Wolves with a +/- of +27 in 38 minutes. ¬†Klay Thompson had the second-highest +/- at +13 this game for reference. ¬†Man, if Green can get consistent minutes next year as the sixth man, I’m gonna occupy it so hard…
Next Game: ¬†Another TNT OT tonight! ¬†Last regular season TNT Overtime, so be sure to hop over if you’re watching on TNT anyway. ¬†Which for NYK @ BKN, I don’t blame ya if you’re not! ¬†And sadly but truly, tomorrow will be the last wrap-up of the season, with previews for the final Wednesday for Roto players. ¬†Then a slight break for me until next week when we start reviewing the rankings and build out the Way Too Early Rankings for 2014-15! ¬†So basketball will be here all year long and looking forward to what should be an explosive NBA draft!