Steve Nash Has a Leg Down on the Competition

Have you ever fractured your fibula? I haven’t but I’m guessing if I did, I wouldn’t be planning on playing basketball after only two weeks. I have a feeling I’d need my fibula to, you know, do things like run and jump. Steve Nash has this problem. His owners now have this problem. Steve Blake is no Steve Nash, said Lloyd Benson! Who? Look it up if you don’t know! I’m in an election type mood, I guess. Anyway, I’m not counting on Nash helping until at least after Thanksgiving. That’s just me though, one doctor said possibly as soon as two weeks but what does he know? Go ahead and grab yourself some Steve Blake (6/5/6 with 5 steals and 2 threes yesterday) and hope for the best. Don’t cry, dry your eye, you’ll live, it’s only November!

Anyway, here’s what else I saw in fantasy basketball on Sunday.

Rodney Stuckey – Posted another putrid line, this time 0/1/3 on 0-6 FG in 25 minutes. Rodney is blaming it on a pain in his head. I just say he’s a pain in my ass. No reason to panic just yet. Hold.

Chris Copeland – Two points in two minutes of burn. On Friday, he did nothing. Lose quick. Damn you, pre-season stats!

J.R. Smith – Dropped 20/9/2 with 2 steals and 4 threes in 35 minutes. With Amar’e Stoudemire out, J.R. and Steve Novak look to be the biggest beneficiaries for extra burn. J.R. is probably owned in all standard leagues but maybe Novak isn’t! Take a look-gander if you need cheap threes. Yes, Steve Novak just highjacked this blurb. Oops.

Jason Kidd – Has scored 12 points in both Knicks games to go along with 5 threes and 5 steals. Here’s what I said about Jason in my Top 200 Overall rankings: 170. Jason Kidd - There’s just something really weird to me seeing Jason Kidd in a Knicks uniform. All I know is if Jason shoots the ball it’s going to be a moon ball attempt! So far he’s attempted 13 shots from the field and only 10 of them have been from beyond the arc. Dude, you’re making me look bad! Give him a look in your deep league, he’s useful!

Ronnie Brewer – Dropped 9/5/1 with a steal and a three in 26 minutes. I’m not really feeling it, Ronnie. With apologies to your mother, of course!

Dorrell Wright – He took advantage of Jason Richardson’s absence and the Knicks small ball tempo to drop 11/9/0 with 2 steals, a block and a three in 33 minutes of burn. Funny story, I traded David West for him halfway through last season. I sure pulled the wool over that owner’s eyes. I’m so clever. Anyway, Evan Turner (11/11/1 with 2 steals and a three) also had a nice line but unless J-Rich is sidelined for a longer period of time, you’re looking at a possible mirage. Or Mirage if you’re from Las Vegas. If you want to stream Dorrell tonight, go for it. If not, I’m ok with that too. I’m flex like that.

Spencer Hawes – Posted 8/5/2 in 15 minutes as he fell victim to a poor matchup against a quick Knicks team. Or Knickerbocker team if you want to be all proper about it. I expect a bounce back tonight. In minutes anyway.

Jose Juan Barea – Or J.J. if you want to be all lazy about it. Played 8 minutes before being concussed. Says he hopes to play tonight if he can just figure out where he is. Keep him benched for now. Obviously!

Greg Steimsma – Swatted four more balls to go along with his four on Friday night. Did you read my Sleepers post for cheap blocks in H2H leagues? I hope so. I care, I want you to win! But you already knew that.

Brandon Roy – 4/1/0 with a steal in 22 minutes. I’ve gotten several readers asking me if they should sell Brandon high. Um, does a bear shit in the woods? Rhetorical!

Landry Fields – 5/3/0 with a steal in 20 minutes. Someone this weekend tweeted something like “Landry Fields had zero points in his Toronto debut, people still blaming Carmelo?”. I got a chuckle out of that one.

Alan Anderson – 18/3/1 with 4 threes in 31 minutes. Do it again, do it again. You have to say it in the Marlon Wayans’ Scary Movie voice. It works!

DeMar DeRozan – 22/7/2 with 3 steals and a three. He doesn’t shoot the 3 ball often but give the man some respect! Looks like he’s establishing a nice repoire with the great Kyle Lowry. French word alert, said rapport.

J.J. Redick – 24/1/6 with a steal and 3 threes on 9-14 FG in 34 minutes. If you’re just finding out he did this now, it’s too late. I apologize. See what I did there!? Anyway, go get him if he’s still available in your sleepy league.

E’Tawn Moore – Took advantage of Jameer Nelson’s fragile body to start and post a fantastical line of 15/3/6 with 3 steals and 3 threes. Here’s a novel idea, why doesn’t he just start even if Jameer is healthy? Just a thought. Grab in deep leagues and monitor in standard sized leagues. Or grab him there too if you have the room. Your call.

Nikola Vucevic – Posted 18/13/3 with a steal and no blocks in 37 minutes. I feel kind of bad that I didn’t show Nikola more pre-season love. I liked him a bit but sometimes 7 foot guys can slip through the cracks. Ironic! Should obviously be owned in all standard leagues right now.

Jared Dudley – 3/4/1 with a three in 25 minutes. That’s two stinkers in a row. Don’t fart on my pillow again, Jared! I’m serious, man. Keep the faith. For now …

Zaza Pachulia – Dropped 6/6/6 in 28 minutes. Evil! Josh Smith hopes to play Wednesday so, you know, don’t get too excited about Zaza minutes. If you’re excited about that evil line, I’m concerned for you.

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  1. Enjoying your daily notes and posts. You got a solid feel for the game

    12 team, H2H, 9 categories.

    Impatient owner just dumped Stuckey. My thought would be to snag Stuckey and ditch Tristan. Would leave me light on blocks and deep at Guard.. Thoughts ???

    Roster looks like this –
    PG – Lillard
    SG – Klay Thompson
    G- Kemba Walker
    SF – Carmelo
    PF – Blake Griffin
    F – Gordon Hayward
    C – Cousins
    C – Pekovic
    Util – Beasley
    Util – JJ Redick
    Bench (3) – isiah Thomas, derozen, Tristan Thompson

  2. @Daniel: Unfortunately, I can’t check out all 8 teams in your league to identify which sleepers might be available on your waiver wire. However, please read my Add/Drop post from Friday and my Sleepers post and feel free to ask me about specific players who you’re considering picking up. From what I see though, your team looks pretty solid. Thanks for reading!

    @El Burro: Thanks for the compliment! Just based purely on need, I’d stick with Tristan. Like you said, you’re pretty deep at G so adding Stuckey would be nice but kind of redundant.

  3. Can you provide any insights on my fantasy team?

    Joe Johnson
    Josh Smith
    Rajon Rondo
    Brook Lopez
    Klay Thompson
    Nic Batum
    Damian Lillard
    Paul George
    Anthony Davis
    Glen Davis
    Derrick Favors
    Brandon Knight

    There are some free agents that I am looking into but I don’t know who to drop. They include:

    Jamal Crawford, Omer Asik, Deandre Jordan, Jason Terry, Lou Williams, Wilson Chandler, Dion Waiters, George Hill, Spencer Hawes, AK47, Gordon Hayward, Taj Gibson

    Any help would be appreciated.


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