On the season Andrea Bargnani has given you this so far: 16 ppg/4.3 rpg/1.4 apg/.398 FG/.828 FT/.7 bpg/.6 spg/1.4 3pm and a few kicks in your ass. Wait, what? I didn’t mean to say that last part, I blame my fingers, they are out of control. Honestly, I really can’t control my fingers sometimes, it’s anarchy! Last night our buddy Andrea went down and out with a left belbow injury, or elbow if you want to be all technical about it. X-rays were negative and he’s day to day so maybe he’ll miss a game or three, maybe not. If he does, go ahead and grab yourself some Ed Davis so you can be disappointed. Or maybe grab somes Amir Johnson, he’ll disappoint you too but at least he’ll disappoint you while not killing your FG, said Bargnani! I also expect Jonas Valanciunas to breath some new life so go ahead and grab him ahead of the other two if Andrea is to miss any time. Anyway, back in October after I had Andrea ranked number 19 in my Top 25 Power Forwards for 2012 post, a reader (thanks for reading!) then tweeted me saying I had Andrea too low. I said, naw, guy has a bad FG and is always hurt, gotta take the injuries into account. He said ok fine! I said fine! (that’s not really what I said) Hope that guy didn’t draft him! Anyway, part due (that’s two in Italian!), if/when Andrea comes back, I’d look to ship him out for value, he’s a center who doesn’t get boards, has a bad FG and is always hurt. That’s not a good combo, son! Ship him out, quick quick, he’s sinking your fantasy team! Here’s what else I saw in fantasy basketball last night:
Kyle Lowry – Left early with a shoulder/bicep problem. I’m beginning to think Kyle is a little bit of a pussy. Not sure (missed 19 games out of 66 last year) where (missed 6 games already this year) I’m getting that idea from, maybe it’s just me. Go grab yourself some Jose Calderon quick quick, better hurry!
Kyle Singler – 5/2/0 with a three in 29 minutes. He’s starting to remind me of Lance Stephenson, he gets minutes but is kind of invisible. That’s not good, son! Anyway, feel free to hold him because he’s getting those precious minutes but if you wanted to lose him for a hot free agent (Calderon!), I’m cool. Like Joe!
Spencer Hawes – 15/8/2 with 3 blocks in 32 minutes. Ok, ok, ok, go grab him if you’d like. I’d grab him before Amir Johnson and Ed Davis if you’re asking, not sure if you’re asking. I mean if I’m going to be disappointed I’d at least like to be disappointed by someone who once did something at least. I think he once did something, I can’t remember that far back.
Harrison Barnes – 6/3/3 with a three in 22 minutes. Harrison is the poster boy for why fantasy basketball remains such a fluid situation. In November he started off slow, gained steam (and minutes) then poof, lost all his steam, lost all his mojo! Go ahead and lose him for a hot free agent if you’d like, or bench (if you haven’t already) and hold if nothing better is out there. He still has upside but right now meh.
Gerald Henderson – 7/3/0 with a block in 18 minutes. Don’t say I didn’t warn you about Gerald. Don’t even say I didn’, mmm-mm. You know I did. I’m not a big fan. But you already knew that!
Bismack Biyombo – 5/11/0 with 3 blocks in 33 minutes. Now averaging 30 mpg/8 rpg/2 bpg over his last 5. I advised you to grab him two weeks ago! I try to stay ahead of the curve for you, I really do! Sniff
Ray Allen – 3/6/3 with no threes in 27 minutes. Now that’s more like what I expected out of Ray, said Mike Miller. Unless you really need the threes, I’d look to sell him high after his next big game.
Gary Neal – 29/0/0 with 7 threes and a steal. There is not truth to the rumor he didn’t cross over the half court line to play defense … I think. Continue running him out there with confidence until Kawhi Leonard is back. Whenever that will be. Oh, same goes for Danny Green. No blurb for you, Danny!
Patrick Patterson – 8/2/1 with a steal in 21 minutes. I know, you saw Houston dropped 126 points and figured Patrick must have had a nice game. Psyche! Sigh. He’s still averaging 29 mpg over his last 5 so carry on. For now.
Francisco Garcia – 25/1/1 with 3 blocks and 7 threes. When Gary Neal heard the news, he was jealous. Monitor. Or stream if Tyreke Evans is to miss more time. This game probably will be his best of the season though. You’ve been behooved!
Marcus Thornton – 10/0/0 with a steal and 2 threes in 19 lonely minutes. He and Isaiah Thomas have fallen into the fantasy equivalent of a black hole and it’s friggin’ dark in black holes. That’s why it’s called a black hole! I’d look to move him for value on name recognition if you can. This may be awhile.
Damian Lillard – 9/5/6 on 2-14 FG. His FG is now down to .421. I’ll continue to monitor for you. That’s what I do, I monitor Damian Lillard’s FG% for fun. God, I need to get a life.
Sasha Pavlovic – 10/7/5 with a steal in 42 minutes. Last week I educatedly guessed that Luke Babbitt (4/3/0 with 4 fouls in 21 minutes) would be your Huckleberry if Nicolas Batum was to miss any time. I educatedly guessed wrong .. for last night anyway. Or maye it was the foul trouble, who knows. Feel free to swap Luke for Sasha if you’d like. No guarantees though!
Jeremy Lin – Exploded with 38/3/7 with 2 steals, 2 blocks and 4 threes on 11-21 FG and 12-12 FT. He also only turned the ball over just 2 times. Jeremy Lin won a marathon while running on a treadmill.