Who is Andrew Nicholson? I’m sure that’s a question many of you are asking yourselves after last night’s Magic-Suns game when you saw some guy named Andrew Nicholson dropped 19/9/3 with 4 steals in 25 minutes. If you didn’t ask yourself this question that’s ok too because I’m going to answer anyway. I’m pushy like that. For starters, Andrew is a large man. Shocking! He comes in at 6’9 and 2 fitty, not to be confused with 50 cent. I don’t want to get sued. Tell me more hecman, this is soo interesting. Ok, sure, I’ll give you another helping of Nicholson’s bio, I read it in the USA Today sports section, they have everything. How about he went to St. Bonaventure! Where? The Atlantic 10 school in upstate New York, silly, everyone knows that! Here’s another interesting tid bit: The school nickname is the Bonnies. The St. Bonaventure Bonnies! Another interesting, yet little known, fact: I tried to get the New York Knicks name changed to the New York New Yorkies but nobody would sign my petition because they thought it was dumb. How do you like me now!? Anyway, where were we, oh, right, Nicholson. Fantasy basketball. Right, ok, on Friday Drew, I hope he doesn’t mind I call him Drew, dropped 14/5 in 22 minutes, not bad! Then last night he dropped the aforesaid 19/9/3 and 4 steals in 25 minutes. By the way, aforesaid means it was already said. He was also drafted 19th overall in the 2012 draft so the man does have some talent. I’d go ahead and grab him where you have room in deeep leagues and monitor elsewhere. If something comes of it, cool, you grabbed him on spec and you’re a genius. If nothing comes of it, ok, so you wasted a spot for a few games and you launch, you’ve done worse, come on, I know you have! I have! Anyway, here’s what else I saw in fantasy basketball yesterday.
Marquis Daniels – 13/7/1 with a three in 35 minutes. I wonder how he’ll do when my son comes back, said Mike Dunleavy, Sr. Not so good. Who said that?
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute – 9/5/0 with 2 steals in 28 minutes. See what Mike Dunleavy, Sr. said 1/4 inch above pending on the size of your monitor and also see what anonymous said after that.
Ersan Ilyasova – 10/2/3 with 2 steals and a three in 26 minutes. Yawn, keep holding I guess. Belch.
Sam Dalembert – DNP-CD. Burp. Lose him if you haven’t yet but you already knew that. You’re so clever.
Kris Humphries – 4/7/1 with 2 blocks in 25 minutes. Last month I told you to sell him on his name, here is my exact quote if you don’t believe me: Sell Humphries on name recognition if you can, his minutes are getting cut into by Andray and Reggie Evans a bit too much for my taste and that’s just annoying! Nobody likes annoying. I see things that other people can’t, I see dead people. Kris Humphries, I can see you!
Gerald Wallace – 16/16/3 with a steal in 41 minutes. Over his last 5 he’s averaging 14.2 ppg which is probably on the high side considering Brook Lopez has been out. 12ish sounds about right. Maybe 13, just maybeeee.
MarShon Brooks – 14/1/1 with 2 steals and a three in 21 minutes. Do you remember last year when MarShon was a hot darling free agent pickup? Yeah, me neither. Now he’s just a guy with a stupid capital letter smack dab in the middle of his name. Or just smack in the middle of his name, not sure what the dab part means.
George Hill - 15/4/3 with 2 threes. Now averaging 14.6 ppg/5.4 apg/3.9 rpg/.400 FG/.836 FT/1.6 3pm on the season. Outside of the putrid FG, George has been one of your better late round PG values. He’s certainly kicking Darren Collison’s ass!, said Larry Bird.
JaVale McGee – 4/3/1 with 3 blocks in 16 minutes. Here are JaVale’s minutes his last 13 games starting from last night: 16, 30, 24, 23, 17, 18, 20, 11, 25, 15, 18, 20, 21. Which one of these numbers is not like the other, which one just doesn’t belong, can you guess which one is not like the others before I finish this song?
Corey Brewer – 15/3/0 with a steal in 22 minutes. Corey is now shooting .545 FG on 13.2 FGA attempts over his last 5 games while averaging 16.2 ppg in just 23.4 mpg. If he can continue doing that I’d take him on my team. I don’t think he can continue doing that.
Jason Kidd – 17/4/7 with a steal and 3 threes in 34 minutes. Now is the time to sell Jason high if you can. Go ahead now, hurry along, better hurry!
Carmelo Anthony – The good: 34 points, 6 boards, 2 steals, 3 threes. The bad: 10-24 FG. The ugly: 11-16 FT. Like the Clint Eastwood movie!
Ray Felton – 10/3/6 with no steals or threes on 4-15 FG. As I mentioned last week, I’d look to sell him high, he’s exceeding his career averages so far and I sees me some regression a comin’, cowboy!
J.R. Smith – 15/9/0 with 2 steals and 2 threes on 5-19 FG. Vomitatious! Now the owner of a .267 FG over his last 5 but don’t worry, he’s only heaved up 15 shots per over that time. Oh, so that’s why I lost FG the last couple of weeks, said the owner who didn’t sell him high.
Linas Kleiza – 17/3/2 with a steal, block and 5 threes in 30 minutes. Just think, when Mickael Pietrus comes back, they both be semi useless. Now that’s exciting!
Eric Bledsoe – 14/4/6 with 2 steals and a three in 20 minutes. Eric has managed to hold value in deeepp leagues all year despite averaging only 18.5 mpg. Now with Chauncey Billups out another twoish weeks, he could be a useful short term grab in 14 team leagues. Or you can just ignore him like you have been, I’m ok with that too. If you do grab him though, don’t expect threes, he doesn’t do the three thing, his arms are too short!
Enes Kanter – 14/6 in 18 minutes. Enes had a decent weekend, better than Bernie! Not sure where that came from. Consider streaming if Derrick Favors is to miss anymore time. Bernie died.
Jordan Hill – Over his last 4 he’s averaged 18 mpg/8 rpg/2 bpg. If you like rebounds and if you like blocks then consider picking up Jordan until Pau Gasol comes back. If you don’t care for just a rebounds and blocks guy then ignore Jordan. See how simple I make things for you?
Chris Duhon – 12/5/11 with 4 threes. On Friday I told you to add him. You’re welcome.
Jody Meeks – 16/2/2 with 3 threes. On Friday I told you to add him. You’re welcome. Click the Duhon link if you want to read my Add/Drop post from Friday. It’s really good stuff! My mother said so anyway.
Antawn Jamison – If you can sell high, please do the needful. In fact, here’s what I told you back on December 3: Antawn Jamison – 10/5/0 with a steal in 29 minutes. He’s another sell high for me. Pick him up and ship his ass out. Just do it! Like Nike! Check out my Trade Strategy post for ideas. I already told you to do it. Don’t make me keep repeating myself! Really, why do you make me repeat myself, imaginary friend?
Luke Babbitt – On Saturday night he dropped 9/7/2 with 2 threes in 27 minutes. Go ahead and consider streaming tonight if Nicolas Batum is to miss the game. Luke Babbitt? Who dat?, said the guy who didn’t read hecmanhoops last week.