Last night Jose Calderon dropped 23/5/6 with 2 steals and 3 threes. Is it just me or has Jose Calderon been the greatest point guard in the history of fantasy basketball this year when Kyle Lowry misses games? Jeez, I swear he is, so I decided to look at his numbers this season when he’s started, here you go: 11 games, 37 mpg/14 ppg/11 apg/4.2 rpg/1 spg/2.2 3pm/.479 FG/.833 FT. So yes, yes he is the greatest point guard in the history of fantasy basketball! After the game, the coach, I never name the names of the coaches if you notice, the coach said maybe Jose will stick in the starting lineup when Kyle comes back. He also said maybe Ed Davis will stick in the starting lineup when Andrea Bargnani returns. He also said monkeys really do have wings like in the Wizard of Oz. Yes, he really said that, it just wasn’t reported because people will think he’s crazy. Like a fox! Anyway, if I own Jose, I’m selling high on this information. Leak the quote, go ahead, don’t be shy, “Oh, did you hear, Calderon will continue to start after Lowry comes back, he’s the greatest point guard in the history of fantasy basketball, just look here, then you show the numbers, see?” As for you non-Jose owners, don’t fall for it, don’t do it! Mmm-mmm. Here’s what else I saw in fantasy basketball last night:
Jordan Crawford – 27/11/11 with 5 threes. Triple double, y’all!! Here’s what I told you waaaaay waaaaay back on December 5: Jordan Crawford – 22/3/6 with a steal and 3 threes on 7-16 FG in 31 minutes. You best go grab Jordan quick quick, I smells me a hot run coming on. It’ll be a hot run with bad FG but it’ll be hot anyway! Then, as you know, I led in with him on my Add/Drop post last Friday. I truly hope you grabbed him … on December 6! You’re so sneaky, you hecmanhoops reader, you.
Kyle Korver – 16/7/2 with 3 threes in 39 minutes. Here’s what I told you to do last Friday in my Add/Drop post: Kyle Korver – 33% – Don’t forget what he was doing before he went down with a bad back. He was doing goooood. Bad English! That was just a reminder for you to grab him, that’s what I do, I remind people to pick guys up. You’re welcome.
Ed Davis – 4/4/3 in 24 minutes. Burp. Well, I warned you he’d have games like this. Carry on and hope for better.
Alan Anderson – 18/6/2 with a steal and 5 threes in 34 minutes. He’s looking like Toronto’s Huckleberry at the 3 so feel free to make him your Huckleberry too. If he’s out there I mean. Threes!!
Dion Waiters – 8/0/4 on 4-13 FG. I read somewhere, maybe my favorite newspaper the USA Today, that coach wants him to be more aggressive. That’s good and all but he may also aggressively sink your FG! If you also own guys like DeMarcus Cousins and Byron Mullens you probably shouldn’t also be owning guys like Dion Waiters unless you’re just outright punting FG.
C.J. Miles – 13/4/1 with 4 threes in 30 minutes. Surprisingly still getting some run even after the return of Dion. I’ve been down the C.J. road before, he’s up and he’s down, he’s hot and he’s cold, he’s in and he’s out. Sing it, it sounds better. I think he’s kind of on his way out. Let’s see.
Gordon Hayward – 7/4/5 with 2 blocks in 21 minutes. Do you know why I become high on guys? It’s very, very, very simple. It’s called opportunity! Minutes! If you get minutes, you can produce. If you don’t get the minutes, you usually don’t produce, consistently anyway. Over his last 5, Gordon is averaging just 25 mpg and 27 mpg on the season. He’s definitely useful in standard leagues but very droppable in shallow leagues for a hot free agent getting, um, minutes. Don’t just lose him for anyone though, I don’t mean to be hating, I like him, I really do but you know what I mean.
Andray Blatche – 8/4/2 in 16 minutes. Give Andray a little peck on the cheek as you gently let him go back into the free agent pool. Ever so gently let him go, every so gently, ease him back into the frigid waters with much love and watch him sink. Like Kate Winslet did to Leo DiCaprio!
Ray Allen – 8/2/2 with 2 steals and a three. Last week I reported that he was 87% owned. hecman scratches head. 87% owned?! Okaaaaaaaaaaay.
Brandon Bass – 7/8/0 in 27 minutes. Brandon’s been very disappointing, man. I own the guy in 14 team rotiss league with a games cap and I haven’t even played him for the last 2 weeks. Can’t drop him though because his upside is better than anyone on the free agent wire. Shrug.
Jason Terry – 2/2/2 with a steal and a block. Jason, I don’t think Boston is your type of town, son! I don’t see good times rolling much for Jason but you already knew that.
Nate Robinson – 18/3/4 with 5 threes in 22 minutes. I’m not sure what’s up with Kirk Hinrich, he always seems banged up. Maybe he’s just old! Go ahead and grab lil’ Nate if you have room otherwise just monitor. Your call, I’m cool with either. hecman puts on his shades.
Lance Stephenson – Returned to the starting lineup and dropped 3/1/1 with 2 steals and a three. Um, yay?
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute – 10/10/2 with 2 steals and a block in 34 minutes. He’s Scott Skiles’ flavor of the day, tomorrow he’ll probably be all melted.
Mike Dunleavy – 17/6/1 with 3 threes in his return to the lineup. While Dunleavy was out I advised people not to get too crazy about Ersan Ilyasova (14 minutes) until we see how the rotation looks with Mike, Jr. back. You always gots to think into the future, yo! Feel free to lose Ersan again for a hot free agent and add Dunleavy if you’re in need of 3s.
Spencer Hawes – 18/7/0 with a block in 27 minutes. Been on a nice run so you know what to do if you own him. Don’t drink the Kool-Aid, I’m warning you. Ship him out for some nice value. I don’t think he’ll fall off a cliff or anything but maybe he’ll stumble a bit. I think he’ll definitely stumble. After all, he’s Spencer Hawes!
Darren Collison – 12/3/2 with 2 steals and a three in 31 minutes after Derek Fisher went to the locker room 5 minutes in. I think he makes for a solid 2nd player to include if you’re trying to make a 2 for 1. He’s got the name value and his stats still look good from November. We straight, Joe? You’re so cool.
Gary Neal – 3/1/2 with a steal and a three in 13 minutes. Stephen Jackson is cramping Neal’s style, I can only imagine how cramped it’ll be once Kawhi Leonard comes back. You can lose Gary, it’s ok, you’ll be ok.
Tiago Splitter – 10/4/3 with 3 steals and a block. I’ll say this about Tiago, I like him better than DeJuan Blair (as if!). I like him as a 14 team league filler. I like him as a H2H streamer. I don’t really like him anywhere else. He’s really not that good for standard leagues! Insert sad face emoticon here.
Byron Mullens – 13/17/5 with a steal, 4 blocks and 3 threes on 5-19 FG. Byron is now shooting .378 FG on the season. Oh, so that’s why I lose FG every week, said his H2H owner! That said, he not bad. Ebonics!
Harrison Barnes – 0/2/1 on 0-5 FG in 19 minutes. Really, if you’re still holding him, it’s ok to lose him for a hot free agent, really, it’s ok, don’t cry. Dry your eye!
Ryan Anderson – 28/0/0 with a steal and 4 threes on 4-14 from three. The rumor is true, he never crossed the half court line. The whole game!
Anthony Davis – 15/16/1 with 4 steals and a block. I think the window to buy low has closed, said Robin Lopez.