He stands 7′ 4″  and weighs 290 pounds. Each hand is 10.75 inches long and 12 inches wide. The size of his hands are more impressive than the 7′ 4″ and 290 pounds for some reason. Do you realize how big 12 inch wide hands are? Go get a ruler. Now place the left edge of the ruler to the edge of your left hand. Exactly. He can dunk without jumping. He battles John Wick and gets in more than a few decent blows in….before getting munched with a book in the mouth. When on the court in a NBA game, though, he does all the munching. You don’t mess with the Boban:

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 16 2 0 2 2 0 6/7 3/4

In 23 minutes, a season high! Now, the game was a blowout, so Boban got run. Normally, he doesn’t get much playing time because he can’t be effective in the modern game of pace and space. The first person who figures out how to time travel, better have taking Boban back to the 1950s as priority number one. Let’s see how George Mikan deals with a little Boban in his life. Anyways, Boban obviously isn’t fantasy worthy due to the few minutes he receives. He’s a circus act, but it’s always nice to give him a shout out and watch exactly how dominant he could be if basketball players didn’t have to actually run around.

Here’s what else I saw last yesterday:

 

The Pelicans got their wings clipped, 84-130 in Dallas. Beep. Boop. Bop. You know what never gets clipped? The Stocktonator. As a result, no one scored more than 15 points and no player received more than 27 minutes of run. Y’all know what comes next, right? New Orleans, no blurbs for you!!!

Luka Doncic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 6 9 1 0 2 2/8 8/15 8/10

In 26 minutes! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, dogs, cats, and fishes…..Luka Doncic is currently the #5 player in fantasy. HalleF’ingLuka!!!!

Dario Saric

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 12 5 0 0 1 3/8 5/10 0

Mario with the D has been balling out without DeAndre Ayton and Aron Baynes. Over the past seven games, he’s been a top 50 player. 13.1 points, 1.7 tres, 9.9 boards, 0.9 blocks, 46% shooting from the field, and 94% from the line. The boards have been the biggest surprise, as he’s usualy in the 6-7 range. When Ayton and Baynes return, Mario with the D will go back to being outside the top 100.

Ricky Rubio

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 6 13 0 1 4 0/4 5/16 4/7

Played a team-high 41 minutes. Rubio is third in all of basketball with 8.7 dimes per game. Not bad for one of the last meaningful dime-providing point guards drafted.

Devin Booker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
35 4 5 1 0 1 2/4 11/19 11/16

He’s heating up. Scratch that. He’s on fire!!! Over the past four games, Booker is averaging 29.8 points, 3 tres, 4.8 boards, 5.8 dimes, and 1 steal while shooting 51% from the field and 81% from the line. That’s been good for top 25 production. It’s been an interesting career arc for Booker. Coming into this season, he had improved the points and dimes every season. In terms of fantasy finishes, he’s gone from 204 to 127 to 48 and 42 last season. Currently, he’s the 29th player. Does the trend keep continuing to the top 10 station?

Mikal Bridges

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 5 1 1 0 3 1/1 5/5 3/4

In 20 minutes off the bench. The minutes, usage, and production have all increased over the past few weeks. Still, at around 20 minutes per game, it’s not worth it unless you’re desperate for steals. He’s been shooting close to 60% recently. Expect that to regress in a bad way.

Russell Westbrook

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 14 11 3 2 4 1/3 10/18 3/4

Russ has now messed around in three straight games. On the season, he’s messed around eight times. Now, even though he’s AVERAGED a trip-dub over the past three games, that’s only been good for the 61st player in fantasy. Why? 32% shooting from the field and 5.7 turnovers. Those are good for the pastry shop but terrible for fantasy.

James Harden

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
34 6 4 3 1 0 3/17 8/27 15/18

Harden has been learning the wrong things from Russ. He’s been shooting 34% from the field over the past three games. Now, unlike Russ, Harden has been the #1 player for fantasy over that time. Why? 2.7 turvoers and 93% shooting from the line on a whopping 16 attempts! I am so Harden excited right now.

Ben McLemore

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 2 0 1 0 4 5/9 10/15 2/2

Came off the bench but still played 30 minutes. As long as Eric Gordon is out, McLemore is going to get plenty of run and jack up a ton of shots. Over the past three games, he’s MADE 5.3 tres per game! Unfortunately, he’s a 3-and-nothing-else player.

Domantas Sabonis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 15 2 1 2 5 0 8/11 3/5

Sabonis is a slight negative in the defensive categories and he doesn’t contribute tres. With that said, he’s a stud in the points, boards, and percentages. He also dishes out close to four dimes per game. Arvydas would be proud to see his son putting up top 45 numbers.

T. J. Warren

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 4 0 1 1 1 2/5 10/19 3/4

Warren is a nice source of points, tres, percentages, and will get his 211 on on occasion. Unfortunatley, he doesn’t do much else and the biggest worry is injury. He’s never played more than 66 games in a season, with three seasons in the 40s. So far in 2019, Warren has played 23 games.

Aaron Holiday

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 4 5 0 0 2 2/6 4/12 2/2

Got the start and played 28 minutes because Malcolm Brogdon did not play due to a hand injury.

T. J. McConnell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
6 2 11 1 0 2 0 3/3 0

Played 20 minutes off the bench. Never forget about T. J. when Brogdon misses time.

Doug McDermott

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 2 3 0 1 2 3/4 6/11 1/1

Also played 20 minutes and supersized the McBuckets. Like the McRib, available for a limited time only.

Julius Randle

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 12 3 1 0 1 0/1 6/18 4/6

You’d think that Randle and Sabonis were similar fantasy assets because they both provide points, boards, and dimes. Well….Randle is outside the top 250 on the season. No defensive stats, and the percentages are shit (43% from the field and 66% from the line).

Marcus Morris Sr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 3 1 1 0 1 4/8 9/17 3/3

Continues to lead the Knicks. What a time to be alive. I guess Coach Miller will maintain the status quo.

Frank Ntilikina

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
2 4 4 0 0 1 0/2 1/5 0

Got the start but only played 19 minutes.

Elfrid Payton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
9 3 7 3 1 1 1/2 3/7 2/2

Played 17 minutes off the bench, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Payton overtakes Ntilikina at some point.

Mitchell Robinson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 7 1 2 3 1 0 6/9 2/2

Played 25 minutes off the bench. Still baffled at that, but at least he’s getting run. Congrats to all of you who scooped Robinson off the wire. It’s reminiscent of the Housing Crash of 2006. You could buy 2000 square feet homes near Detroit for a few thousand dollars. Now, Mitchell Robinson’s neighborhood was much better than those, but the way people were discarding him to the waiver wire, you would’ve thought he was Detroit-esque.

The 76ers imparted some good old American freedom upon the Cavaliers, 141-94. Kevin Love only played 20 minute and scored 6 points as a result. Darius Garland was the only player to receive over 30 minutes of run. He played 31 minutes and provided 17 points, 5 boards, and 3 dimes. For the rest of the Cavs? No blurbs for you!!!

Mike Scott

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 6 2 0 0 0 3/5 9/12 0

Great Scott!!! Received the start because Joel Embiid did not play the front end of a back-to-back.

Ben Simmons

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
34 3 7 2 2 1 1/1 12/14 9/12

In 26 minutes! No BS here. Or maybe it was all BS. His second tres of the season and he drained his free throws. I’ve been watching Watchmen, so maybe there were some interdimensional disturbances yesterday. On the season, Simmons is a top 40 player, but over the past three games, he’s been top 20. 6.7 boards, 8.4 dimes, 2.4 steals, and 56% shooting from the field are so lovely. Definitely ain’t no bs with those. If he could ever improve upon the 58% shooting from the free throw line then…..it’d be all about BS.

Kyle O’Quinn

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 11 3 0 4 3 0 5/10 0

Played 27 minutes because of Operation Freedom.

Trey Burke

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 2 8 4 0 0 1/3 9/12 2/3

Also played 27 minutes. Operation Freedeom truly was one of extraordinary magnitude.

Jaren Jackson Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 4 2 1 1 4 3/9 9/18 5/7

JJJ has stuffed the stat sheet in three consecutive games.

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He’s going to be a good one. JJJ can shoot from the rooftops, while protecting the streets of downtown.

With Ja Morant out, the point guard situation went like this:

Tyus Jones

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
9 1 7 3 0 3 1/4 4/9 0

Got the start and played 28 minutes.

De’Anthony Melton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
6 3 3 2 0 0 0/1 2/4 2/2

20 minutes off the bench. I thought he had a chance to overtake Jones. I’m a stupid, stupid man.

Joe Ingles

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 1 10 4 0 3 2/5 4/9 2/2

Continues to start with Mike Conley out and played 27 minutes. ‘Tis the season for Jingles. When Conley returns, though, Jingles will get packed into the boxes and get shoved into the corner of the garage.

Jeff Green

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 1 1 0 0 0 5/6 7/9 0

26 minutes off the bench. The Jazz hibernated the Grizzles, 126-112. He should give a certain percentage of his paycheck to the Memphis organization.

Emmanuel Mudiay

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 3 7 0 0 3 2/3 3/6 3/3

Played 22 minutes off the bench. Emmanuel and Jingles are getting run. It truly is the season. Like with Jingles, we only sing Emmanuel when Conley is out.

  1. Fiz says:
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    Eyo Son! Can you help me with a dilemma?

    I’m in a 10 team 8 category roto, and Otto is looking like deadweight. Is he droppable at this point? The injury looks like it might not clear up for a while. I can swap him for TJ Warren, Rui, Culver, Huerter, Miles Bridges, Prince. Dropped Clarke too but he was snapped up (sigh). Any of them worth dropping him for, or should I just keep holding him? I’m in need of pretty much all the stats I can get, decent in blocks.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’m good with moving on from Otto. Sounds like he won’t be back until after the start of the new year.

      I think you have to have Rui right now. He may not deliver across the board, but he’s going to ge a shit ton of minutes

      • Fiz says:
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        Slamurai it is, big thanks!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Ha! I like that name

  2. hamtime says:
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    Hi Son,

    1. Would you drop looney for de’Andre hunter? Looney seems like he just isn’t going to breakout this year

    2. Cameron Johnson or Coby white

    3. Otto porter was dropped in my 18m league. Is he worth using a FAAB on (how much) and would you drop Coby white/looney for him or just stream that spot seeing as how otto has sucked all year

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Depends what you need and team construction. I’d hold if you need a big. I think his minutes get ramped up as the season goes along. Hunter is underwhelming, but he could provide tres and plays a ton of minutes.

      White

      Otto probably won’t be back until after the start of the new year. I wouldn’t spend too much FAAB for him, but I’d take a shot if I had the room. I’d drop White for him

  3. Mr. Blast says:
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    AyyyyO!

    What’s good Son !?

    You killed it with that NKOTB “Hanging Tough” reference the other day.

    My Boston boys right there! Still might have them on cassette.

    Looking to see if the Joker keeps it going Vs BK today. (Prayer hands emoji)

    Brandon Clarke was dropped in my league by an impatient owner.

    Do you see anywhere I should add him right now ?

    It’s kind of hard because I am holding injuries myself, with no IR spot.

    12 team deeper league with 15 man rosters. H2H

    Jrue/Lowry/Conley/Rozier
    Oubre/Levert/Tucker/Herro/Jabari
    Jokic/Vucevic/Bryant/Holmes/Bertans/Wagner

    Got the whole Washington front court locked down. Haha

    And I have a fantasy man crush on Holmes. Amazing pick up this year.

    Me and Holmes have history, going back to that time in his 2016 season with Philly, when Embiid went down. I picked him up & he SLAYED in March when he got his shot. Helped me win a Chip that year. And it is great to see him get his deserved work now.

    Talk to me.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      AyyyyO!

      Sup, Mr. Blast!!! Lol, a NKOTB truther!

      I’d scoop up Clarke. Either Herro or Jabari

      Orale, Holmes!!!

  4. Arizol Migirov says:
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    Hi Son,

    I’m 6-0 in a 14 team H2H pts (blk ast +2)

    Is it always good to try to trade 2 for one better? I was offered a trade and I want to accept it.

    I give. Galinari, T Harris, geleous-Alexander
    I get Butler, markkanen.

    My team
    G- trae young, booker, gilgeous Alexander, house, Ross, payton
    F- T harris, galinari, isaac, winslow, Covington,
    C- Towns, Powell, T Bryant.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Usually, 2-for-1 will net you the best player in the deal, but i wouldn’t say it’s always the best. Depends on team. With that said, I don’t like the Shai/Markk adds to the deal

      • Arizol Migirov says:
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        Thanks so much for the reply.

        He wants 3 players for Butler and with 14 teams waivers are thin. I’m trying to get one more player from him.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Gotcha. Is he firm on Shai? Would anyone else be of interest?

          • Arizol Migirov says:
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            He wanted Isaac but that’s too much value to give up for Butler. He settled on Shai as the only other option. That’s where Markannen comes in.

            • Son

              Son says:
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              Yeah, Isaac way too much. See if you can offer someone below Shai

  5. Yong says:
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    Hi Son!

    10-team, 7 starters, no IR, 13cats: FG%, FT%, 3P%, 3PM, FTM, OREB, DREB, AST, STL, BLK, TO, PF, PTS.

    Jrue, Conley
    Don Mitchell, Hield
    Tatum, Middleton
    LMA, John Collins
    Vucevic, Turner, Bam

    With the injuries and 3 losses in a row, is it time to move on from Conley? Stream his spot?
    Markk, Bertans, Teague, Smart, Dray are available, to name a few.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’m not dropping him, but I’m a stubborn mule

  6. Trader says:
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    Excited about the trade you helped me execute. Ended up my Sato, Nance, Oubre and Lamb for his Lowry, Ibaka, JJJ and JRich. Need Bryant, Vuce to get back though. Squeaked by with a win this week without them but tough row to hoe.

    PJ hit the wire and am tempted to grab him even with the ankle. You like him over Hunter, WCS, Huerter, Bazemore, Noel, Augustin or?? Maybe all are streamers

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I like PJ and Bazemore the most out of that group. Good luck with that trade. Hope it works out for you

      • Trader says:
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        Thanks! Some risk that Nance becomes a stud when Love leaves but the Cavs struggle so much hard to project. Ayton and Oli returning helped push the Oubre/Lamb pieces although I like them both. Sato has to go!

        On my side, Lowry is injury prone and JRich will be rested like the 76ers did last year with Tobias, Joel et al. Not a slam dunk but I still like getting the best player

        • Son

          Son says:
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          “Saot has to go!” That makes me sad. You shall be punished for your blasphemy!

          Agree that there’s risk, but I like the package you received. Hopefully, Lowry stays healthy but I really love getting JJJ

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