Last Friday here’s what I said about Luis Scola in my Add/Drop post: Luis Scola – 81% – Not to be lost in standard leagues but 81% seems a tad bit high so you shallow leaguers with a deep waiver wire pool, take a look-gander there. If you’d like. I don’t know what Luis ate since, or maybe he read my post and got angry, but the next night he went off for 33/10/2 with 2 blocks and a steal. How do you like dem apples, hecman!? Then on Monday night he posted 24/6/1. Take that, hecman, you damn foo! Then last night he went and dropped 24/4/9 with a block and two steals. That’s 9 dimes to be clear. How do you like me now, hecman! No question mark needed! Um, I like you quite very much Luis but I think I’d sell you high if I could, after all, while I think you’ll remain serviceable, you’re really not great in the blocks department and your career steals per game and free throw are below average. Continue to ride him or try to move him for nice value quick, quick. You’ve been behooved! Here’s what else I saw in fantasy basketball last night:
Wesley Matthews – 12/0/2 with 2 threes in 27 minutes. I can’t bring myself to call him Wes. It just doesn’t sound right. Someone asked me yesterday if Wes was a good buy low candidate. My response: Suuuuure.
Jose Calderon/Kyle Lowry – These two knuckleheads managed a combined zero points last night though they did contribute plenty of dimes (22 combined). I advised you to sell Jose high last month before Lowry came back but I’d be happy to buy Kyle low!
Terrence Ross – 26/5/2 with 2 steals and 6 threes in just 25 minutes. Nice minutes to production ratio! Give him a whirl if you think he’ll keep it up, doubt it though. Not consistently anyway.
Marco Belinelli – 2/0/2 in 18 minutes. So much for reports that Rip Hamilton was limited to only 15-20 mpg, he played 30 last night. You know what to do in 3, 2, 1 …
Taj Gibson – 21/11/3 with 4 blocks. I really, really couldn’t have done any better myself!, said Joakim Noah. Noah is expected back Friday but it was a fabulous one game run!
DeMarcus Cousins – 18/16/6 with 2 steals and a block on 7-17 FG. To be clear, I advised you not to sell him low if you were going to sell him. He’s still a beast, outside of the putrid FG killing percentage I mean.
Isaiah Thomas – 8/1/4 with a steal. The worst thing that could happen for IT’s owners is Aaron Brooks getting 29 minutes of run and the Kings win. That’s what happened. Sigh. Hold and let’s see what happens.
Jason Thompson – 19/10/2 with 3 blocks. I had him as an Add in my December 21 post despite being already owned in 54% of Yahoo! leagues. He’s now up to 55%. Wow, I really moved the dial. Oh well, your loss but continue to hold Sam Dalembert. No, no, I insist!
C.J. Miles – Moved into the starting lineup and dropped 12/2/0 with a three on 4-13 FG. I’d rather own him over, say, Terrence Ross. Just saying.
Alonzo Gee – 16/10/6 with a three. Continuing to do a little bit o’ dis and a little bit o’ dat. No, he’s not Irish. Nobody on that team is! Maybe Tyler Zeller is a little bit, not sure.
Martell Webster – 0/0/2 with a steal in 14 minutes. I’m not a fan of Martell but the other day I told you he was averaging over 31 mpg over his last 5 and to maybe give him a whirl in deep leagues if you’d like. So much for that!
Jordan Crawford – 20/4/7 with two steals and a three. Is he on your team? He better be on your team!
D.J. Augustin – 18/4/6 with a steal and a three in 37 minutes as he filled in admirably for George Hill. He’s usually, um, not admirable but stream him while he’s starting. Go!
Roy Hibbert – 13/4/4 with a block in 24 minutes. hecman throws his hands up in the air, damn you fantasy basketball! I know I sound like a broken record but I’d still buy low if I could. Still a long way to go!
Marc Gasol – 5/7/4 with 4 steals on 1-7 FG. Has played poorly over his last 5 which makes him a buy low target. That means don’t sell him low! Reverse psychology!
Avery Bradley – 4 points and nothing else in 20 minutes. I hope you were able to dump Jason Terry on some poor unsuspecting non-hecmanhoops readerlast month like I advised. It’s crowded back there, yo!
O.J. Mayo – 30/3/6 with 3 steals and 4 threes. Well that window closed fast! He’s going to go back to a sell high soon. Talk about mood swings.
Dirk Nowitzki – 19/6/1 with 2 threes. And so it begins, say ciao to the buy low window. Or tchau if you’re from Brazil (or Portugal!). I don’t know how to say bye in German. Sorry!
John Henson – 20/9/3 with a steal on 10-11 FG. Hey Tiago Splitter, look!, Kermit the Frog is in the first row! Swish. Hey, Tiago, look Miss Piggy is eating pork and beans, gross! Swish. You get the idea. Monitor.
Ersan Ilyasova – 3/10/1 with a block and a three in 24 minutes. Ok, we’re trying to figure out Ersan’s role all year. I’ve got it for you. You ready? Can you handle the truth? You can’t handle the truth! He’s averaging just 22.8 mpg on the season. That’s his role. Accept it. Deal with it! Or lose him if you can’t.
Robin Lopez – 12/8/1 in 18 minutes. Did some damage in just 18 minutes but I’m not a fan. As if you didn’t know!
Austin Rivers – 4/1/1 in 17 minutes. He can now be largely ignored in anything but the deepest of leagues. I mean deeeeeep.
Patrick Patterson – 15/10/2 on 7-8 FG. Patrick did some real damage in just 23 minutes against, shall we say, a somewhat soft defense. fRoLo! Anyway, go grab him if he was dropped in your standard league. Hopefully Marcus Morris doesn’t cramp his minutes style going forward. Let’s see how it goes.
Kris Humphries – Oh, hey, look! A Kris Humphries sighting! Let’s say he has some new life with Avery Johnson launched so go ahead and give him a whirl in standard leagues if he was dropped.
Kevin Love – Now shooting .354 FG on the season. Yes, your eyes are working correctly! This is kind of funny to say but if you’re ever going to buy a guy averaging 18.7 ppg/13.8 rpg low, now is the time. He’s that good!
Evan Turner – 13/2/1. He’s kind of slumped lately so if you want to strike while his owner is annoyed, now is the time. He’s a bit like the Katy Perry song, he’s hot and he’s cold, he’s yes and he’s no, etc. He’s mostly yes though!
Matt Barnes – 19/7/3 with 2 threes in 40 minutes. Wow, imagine if he played 40 minutes every night? Just imagine it, it will never happen consistently. Insert sad face emoticon here.
Harrison Barnes – 13/9/4 with a steal, block and a three in 25 minutes. Fell off the fantasy radar in December, looking to resurface in January like the Baby New Year! Or something like that.