It’s Uncle Drew’s world and we’re just living in it!  Kyrie Irving remains on fire after his big outing on Christmas.  32 points and 12 assists on only 17 shots.  That kind of efficiency will keep the Cavs ahead of the pack, when it comes to championship odds.  The Cavaliers managed to edge the Celtics 124 – 118 on the first game of the TNT double header.  Lebron James also had a big line with 23/8/11/1/3, while Kevin Love put up 30 and 15 boards as well.  The big 3 clearly are meshing well, and Cleveland is certainly the team to beat.

  • Josh Richardson – 20 points, 3 treys, and a steal and a block.  Still a THRAGNOF that may get you a steal and a block here and there.  Meh.
  • Tyler Johnson – Burst off the bench for 18/7/5/2/1.  A great line to be sure, but I doubt he repeats, with the inconsistent minutes he’s getting.
  • Kemba Walker – A solid 22/7/4/1/0 with 4 treys in the win.  Nothing new to see here.
  • Nicholas Batum – He’s rounding into form with the rainbow line tonight.  16/13/8/3/1 – No threes, but he can be forgiven for the night.
  • Marvin Williams – 13 points, with not much else.  He’s very tough to own right now.
  • Cavaliers Players – See above!
  • Isaiah Thomas – Lit it up with 31 and 9 assists on 13 shots.  That is mind blowingly efficient… Unfortunately, they lost, but not because of the little guy.
  • Avery Bradley – 23 points, 4 steals – typical for him, but the other stats were lacking tonight.
  • Russell Westbrook – He came crashing down to earth with 21 points on 6 – 19 shooting.  5 rebounds, 2 steals, 6 turnovers, and a goose egg in the assist department.  Oh, and he got ejected in the middle of the 3rd quarter… No need to worry – the Griz are just good at D.
  • Every other Thunder player – Sucked worse.
  • Marc Gasol – 25/8/2/1/5 – Soooooo looks like we underestimated him this year.. yeah…..
  • Troy Daniels – I don’t know what to make of him, but he had 22 points tonight with 6 threes.  Dude can shoot.
  • Cory Joseph – 15 points, 6 boards – He’s a better real life player than fantasy player.
  • Eric Bledsoe – Rocked out this game with 22/5/10/3/2. Unfortunately he had 8 turnovers, but man that is a sexy line…
  • Devin Booker – 19/5/5/1/0 – Still not efficient, but the volume is great.
  • Rodney Hood – Muh boy scored 20 points, on 11 shots, with 4 treys!  The peripherals weren’t good, but he has shown signs of improvement as he matures.
  • George Hill – Even more efficient with a 21/8/6/3/1 line.  I have no idea how he is so good this year.  Keep rolling with him though!
  • Ersan Illyasova – The only line of note with 16 points, 12 boards, and 2 treys.
  • Nerlens Noel – Played fine with Joel Embiid out.  14 points, 6 boards, and a steal in 22 minutes.  I really hope he gets traded.

 

Sorry Razzers, but I’m not staying up for the last game.  It’s Lakers/Mavs anyway, so I doubt I’m missing much!  I have a long day tomorrow, so I won’t get around to answering questions til towards the evening (EST).  Anyway, just a heads up!

Have a happy new year everyone!

  1. Stat Studded says:
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    Hey Adam,

    Jokic vs. Ariza ROS in a 9-cat league? Kinda worried about Ariza’s FG% lately, but Jokic doesn’t get any peripheral stats. Having a hard time deciding if I want to pull the trigger and trade for Ariza.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Stat Studded: I’m still goin Ariza

  2. Lasandro says:
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    Oof you’re obviously not a fan of those MIA guards haha. Though I have to disagree that TyJo is getting “inconsistent” minutes. He’s damn near averaging 30 on the season. If anything, his mins seem to be as consistent as they get on that team, along with Winslow, dragic and Whiteside.

    • Slim

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      @Lasandro: I can certainly be accused of being a MIA homer but I’m with you. TyJo has been pretty darn consistent. 33 min per game over the past month, 15.2/4.2/3.2/1.3/0.9, 0.9 TOs and 1.9 3s. Looking like Miami was right in matching that Nets contract. I wish I would have held onto him earlier in the year when I streamed him. Oops. I’d take him over KCP and pretty much any Thragnofer.

      It’s nice to see Richardson starting to come around. He’s a fantasy gold mine when right (2/1/1), and I would absolutely, unquestionably, take him over Hood. I don’t even think that’s close. Cut Hoods TOs in half, double his dstats, throw in an extra assist, and you have Richardson. Sure Richardson has some injury woes with his wrist but it isn’t like Hood is the model of health and consistency, and as bad as Richardson has shot over the past 2 weeks Hood has actually shot worse. Richardson vs Gary Harris is a tough one for me. FG% of Gary vs the blocks of Richardson with everything else basically a wash, basically the same age and reliability of minutes. I don’t know where I’d go there.

      • Adam

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        @Slim: I would agree that he would be a goldmine at 2/1/1 however, he’s more 2/1/0.5 even with 34 minutes a game. Agreed that Harris and Richardson have low TOs – This is because they don’t handle much. Johnson has this same flaw.

        @Lasandro

        His minutes are certainly established, while some of the back court is injured, but the minutes will drop with Waiters back. The heat need a slasher, and Waiters is that guy, despite his faults. It would be one thing if Miami were winning, but there are no assured minutes for role players on a bad team.

  3. Tenethor says:
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    Hey Adam,

    Im on a H2H – 10MAN – 9CAT League.
    Would you consider trading your Whiteside + Bradley for Horford + Derozan?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Tenethor: If you need points, I’d take the Derozan side – It’s pretty equal though. For blocks, stick with Hassan.

  4. Tyler says:
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    Redick or JRich or Danny Green
    Punting pts and Fts
    10teamer

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Tyler: I’d lean Richardson at the moment, but Green is heating up as well. I trust Richardson to stay hot more, at least until Waiters comes back.

  5. Adam says:
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    In H2H, 9-cat, 12-man:
    Overall value of KAT + RJax or CP3 better?

    Happy New Year, and thanks for the write ups!

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Adam: I’m gonna stick with the KAT side – CP3’s health just bothers me, and I’d rather have the 2 players in a 12 man.

  6. Adaman says:
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    In H2H, 9-cat, 12-man:
    Overall value of KAT + RJax or CP3 better?

    Happy New Year, and thanks for the write ups!

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