Two more nights until the end of the NBA regular season. It’s sad but it had to end sometime. Today’s post is my usual daily player notes post but when the season ends I’ll be doing a roundup of the top 20 fantasy players at each position according to ESPN’s player rater compared to my pre-season projections. ESPN’s player rater being the most objective end of season rankings to compare my projections to. Hey, I gots to put my money where my mouth is now and take some responsibility for my rankings. I think they ended up aaiigghtt for the most part. I’ll admit I missed badly on Ryan Anderson but you can’t get ‘em all right. I was sure Glen Davis would cut into his time but that just never came to fruition. Speaking of fruition, I don’t think Big Baby eats any. Here’s what I saw in fantasy basketball last night:
Gustavo Ayon – 13/7/4 with 4 blocks in 29 minutes. Could do worse on Thursday for a center.
Kyrie Irving – Mr. Mister’s favorite player is doubtful for tonight so go ahead and stream Donald Sloan.
Chris Paul – Playing it out to the end. Yeah baby!
Nick Young – Limping home. Drop if you haven’t for a streamer assuming Chris Paul plays tonight which he should because the Paper Clips needs to win for seeding purposes.
Randy Foye – See Nick Young.
Eric Gordon – Done for the year. Finally! What an f’n saga this year. Ugh.
Travis Outlaw – With Marcus Thornton screwing his owners one final screw (and not the good kind!), TO started last night and dropped 20/7/1 with 4 steals and a 2 threes in 33 minutes. MT will probably sit out again so go ahead and grab Travis. Just keep it realz on his expected production.
Daequan Cook – 19/5/1 with 4 threes. On Monday I told you to stream him with James Harden out. Oh, yes I did, mmm-hmmm.
Thadeus Young – Apparently he too isn’t going to play the Sixers’ final two games so lose him quick, quick. Evan Turner, Jodie Meeks and Lou Williams should be productive so give them a look-gander. They’ll get minutes anyway.
Derrick Rose – Allegedly he’ll play limited minutes tonight. It’s so damn hard to sit him though because he can still go 20/4/5 or something like that in just 25 minutes of burn. I don’t know, sit him if you only have real options getting 35 minutes of run.
Sasha Pavlovic – You’re a Boston Celtics season ticket holder and the season schedule said MIAMI last week of the season! Wowza, that’s gonna be a dandy, can’t wait, maybe I’ll sell my tickets for hundreds of dollars! Yeah, nah that didn’t happen. Consider streaming Sasha in deeeep leagues on Thursday if everyone sits again.
Norris Cole – See Sasha Pavlovic 1/4 inch above.
Jeremy Tyler – Played 40 minutes last night and dropped 13/8/2 with a steal. 40 minutes!!
Channing Frye – Done. Lose him quick quick.