10 GAMES ON THIS HUMP-DAY:

  • (W) BUCKS -VS- LAKERS
  • With King James and Tha’ Brow out, we hoped this was the Drummond show.
  • Unfortunately, after all that time off, his big toe wasn’t ready.
  • Jrue Holiday: Complete baller, Jrue the Damajah is on point.
  • Rare for the PG to be the “Glue Guy.”
  • On this roster, he steadies the ship and makes the tough plays.
  • Efficiency, rebounding and 5 STOCKS, this guy does it all.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 8 6 4 1 4 3-4 11-16 3-4
  • Giannis Antetokoumpo: ABCD double-doubles in his sleep.
  • What happens when he gets angry?  Love me some heated ABCD.
  • 9 To’s is tough, but this squad is so deep that their superstar need only take 13 shots and they still get the win.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 10 4 3 9 1-1 8-13 8-10
  • Kyle Kuzma: Kuz does his thing, but even on a night where he’s the man, he’s often Meh…1-
  • 9 from range shows his block-headedness, in Spanish he would be called “Cabezon.”
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 7 3 1 2 1-9 7-17 1-1
  • Dennis Schroeder: Dude can definitely hoop, but his picture on the marquee is a bit much.  
  • This is my issue with super teams, when said superstars are on the sidelines, you get a wayward squad like this year’s Fakers.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 3 8 1 1 3 3-8 6-18 2-2
  • BULLS -VS- (*W) SUNS: 3 double-doubles by the Bulls.  Still Lose.
  • Nikola Vucevic: Dude’s game travels to any court.
  • Meshes in any offense.
  • A pro’s pro, and he’s a 7-footer.
  • Checks every box tonight.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 10 3 2 1 2-4 8-18 6-6

  • Thaddeus Young: A friend told me the nickname “Thadgic Johnson” for Thad.  I rather like it.  
  • Working as Donovan’s de-facto Point Forward.
  • Because he’s not in love with his 3-ball, he keeps his efficiency tight.
  • Because he drives hard to the rack, he racks up freebies.
  • Learn from this Jedi, young Padawans.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 10 4 1 1 7-14 5-6
  • Lauri Markannen: Gets the start tonight.
  • Goes for Double-double.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 10 2 1 2-8 5-13 4-5
  • Chris Paul: Having a great *(and healthy) campaign.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 3 14 1 7-13 5-7

  • Devin Booker: 40-Burger!!  BOOK getting his.
  • Having a world-class passer must feel like a windfall to this baby face assassin.
  • Highly skilled, expert at his craft.
  • Balmy 17-of-24 from the field.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
45 4 4 1 1 5 2-5 17-24 9-10
  • *(W) JAZZ -VS- GRIZZLIES:
  • Bojan Bogdanovic:  The less-heralded Bogdanovic brother is by far the better of the two.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 5 3 2 5-12 6-17 6-6
  • Mike Conley Jr.: All-Star in his record-setting 14th season.
  • Both of these vets back with health is a reason the Jazz lead the NBA landscape currently.
  • When Conley is getting STOCKS, his value is vaulted.
  • We may see some resting of Jazz vets down the stretch…
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 4 7 4 4 2-8 11-18 2-2
  • Ja Morant: This high flyer almost willed his team to victory.
  • 12-for-15 from the charity stripe conveys his down-hill mastery.
  • Slippery Ja, like a Ja snake.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
36 2 7 3 5 2-4 11-18 12-15
  • Jonas Valunciunas:
  • Double-Double factory.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 14 5 1 8-17

  • Kyle Anderson:
  • Love Slo-Mo’s versatility.
  • He can effortlessly switch between SG/SF/PF and as such always has a role in Memphis’ offense.
  • Double-Double effort in this win.
  • With B. Clarke held out, Slo-Mo did his best Clarke impression.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 11 1 3 2 1-4 6-11 5-7
  • KNICKS -VS- *(W) WOLVES:
  • Julius Randle: Continues to wow on volume.
  • Continues to show his improved methods.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 12 6 4 2-5 11-20 2-2
  • Jaden McDaniels: Switched this week into the starting role.
  • Rangy rookie big shows 3PT capability and efficiency.
  • No STOCKS tonight, but he can get them as well.
  • Pick this guy up for the upside down the stretch.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 5 3 2 4-9 7-13
  • Anthony Edwards: Has really come into his own.
  • I was skeptical the first two months of the season.
  • Now I can see why he was compared to Flash.
  • Flashing flashes of Flash.
  • 2-for-7 from range and still finished above 50% FG. That shows his versatile and diverse arsenal.
  • 4 x 3 game!
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 2 3 3 3 3 2-7 9-16 4-5

  • RAPTORS -VS- (*W) THUNDER: THUNDER WIN!
  • Fred VanVleet: This guy continues to shock us couch-jockeys!
  • Masterful performance!
  • He had 3 blocks in the opening frame and finished with an impressive 9 STOCKS!
  • Like his mentor Kyle Lowry, FVV has learned to do it all on nights when his shot is a brick.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 4 7 5 4 2 3-10 5-17 5-6
  • OG Anunoby
  • Q: Who’s gunna stop OG when he’s cooking?
  • A: Anu-NO-BODY, that’s who.  
  • Double-Double in this loss.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 11 3 3 1 2 4-11 7-18 2-2
  • Gary Trent Jr.
  • Junior got the most shot attempts for the Raps.
  • Dude can shoot.
  • Great Raptors culture of short guys playing hard should teach GT2 the ropes to become a two-way stopper.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
31 2 2 6-11 12-22 2-2

  • Isaiah Roby: Young buck is emerging on this rebuild as a force.
  • Double-Double in this win.
  • High turnovers are his one flaw.
  • If you can absorb those, add him now.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 10 3 4 1-2 7-12 2-2
  • Moses Brown: Man-Child can hoop.
  • Double-Double in this win.
  • Moses either doesn’t do it or does it well.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 12 1 6-10 8-9
  • Svi Mykailiuk: 
  • Just call him “Maverick” and thank me later.
  • Getting run in OKC with SGA out.
  • Grab him if still in your league’s free-agent pile.
  • Every since his Kansas Jayhawks days, we knew Svi can shoot.  Now seeing him rebound solidifies his potential in my eyes.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 9 2 4 4-8 9-14
  • KINGS -VS- *(W) SPURS:
  • De’Aaron Fox: 
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 4 1 4 1-5 7-18 5-6
  • Richaun Holmes:
  • Double-Double in this loss.
  • Been a huge fan since his Bowling Green Days.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 15 2 1 6-8 2-2
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 6 6 3 3 1-3 4-11 3-4

  • DeMar DeRozan:
  • His masterful formula is simple:
  • Don’t take 3’s unless left wide open
  • Downhill like a Maserati TM
  • Get to line and/or rack
  • Repeat.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 5 7 1 4 12-20 2-2
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
33 4 10 1 2 5-7 9-19 10-11
  • CJ McCollum: 
  • Stringing together three strong games in a row
  • Finally showing signs of being healthy
  • Under-rated shot blocker.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 3 6 1 2 1 4-8 8-16 5-5
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 2 4 1 3 1 3-5 11-19 5-9

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 5 4 2 1 2 6-14 6-7
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 8 7 1 2 2 4-10 8-12
  • Duncan Robinson
  • Heat seem to live and die by Dun-Dun‘s Hot/Cold hand.
  • Baby Dun-Dun was effective tonight.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 8 4 3 6-11 7-12
  • Caris LeVert
  • He’s back and feeling better
  • 4 thefts show a healthy feeling CLV.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 1 6 4 3 5-12 4-6

  • *(W) MAVS -VS- CELTICS:
  • Luka Doncic:
  • Zero STOCKS, 8 Turnovers, and still gets the win.
  • Must be those double ” 7-11, 7-11, 7-11, even back door Little Joe…”

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
36 8 5 8 7-11 11-15 7-11
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 9 3 3 3 1-8 10-24 4-4
  • ROCKETS -VS- *(W) NETS: Duh!
  • Kevin Porter Jr.:
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 2 6 1 2-6 9-16
  • Christian Wood:
  • Two-way production helps bolster the fact that he’s not a great 3PT shooter.
  • He better focus or Kelly O is coming for his minutes 🙂
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 8 3 2 3 3 1-5 4-12 5-6
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 8 6 3 5-10 3-3
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
31 6 12 1 2 3-8 12-25 4-4
  1. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I’m probably dropping Lowry since I’m already carrying Lamelo dead weight in my keeper (currently in 2nd place). If I do that, who should I sub him for?

    Available: McConnell, Monk, NAW, Hart, Trent, Rubio, Crowder, McDaniel, Okeke

    12-team, h2h, 9-cat keeper
    Team: Lowry, LaMelo, Smart, Beal, J.Harris, D.Robinson, Nance, Jokic, Wood, M.Brown, Vala

  2. J-Man Grizzle

    J-Man Grizzle says:
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    Depends on what cars you wish to shore up for playoffs

    Personally
    I love McConnell and Hart and McDaniel (I locked down Mcdaniels this week in 12 man redraft)

    Also , unless Robinson helps you win 3pt, I’d consider dropping Robinson for Hart

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