Worst possible news hit Stephen Curry owners last night as he’s now listed as “out indefinitely” with a bum ankle. Yes, the same ankle that he hurt in the past. No, not that one, the other one, silly! Well, he hurt one of them anyway and it doesn’t look like they will push this at all so I’m thinking this could be a week or maybe longer. In the meantime your Huckleberry is Jarrett Jack who is most likely owned everywhere except in shallow leagues. Here’s what I told you back in November when I had him on the Drop side of my Add/Drop post: Jarrett Jack – 30% – I give this soft drop recommendation with a heavy heart. First of all, you know the second you drop him, Stephen Curry will turn his ankle and Jarrett will become a fantasy stud. Second of all, if you also own Curry, I don’t recommend you drop him. Third of all, I’m not dropping him in deep leagues but I’d give it consideration in standard leagues if a hot free agent is out there. Fourth of all, there is no fourth of all. Go back and re-read the first three if you just can’t get enough. Hope you never lost him if you had him as a handcuff! Anyway, here’s what else I saw in fantasy basketball last night:
Kirk Hinrich – 3/4/3/ with 3 steals in 34 minutes. It’s good to see Kirk is back healthy and again producing high level fantasy lines.
Landry Fields – 1/5/0 with a block in 18 minutes. He’s playing out of position so I didn’t understand the big run he’s been getting but figured, ok, go with it. I’d hold him for a game or two more to see if Toronto really does want to get their monies worth. Or is it money’s? I think it’s money’s.
Alan Anderson – 27/5/1 with a steal and 4 threes on 10-18 FG. Alan got hot, y’all. And I mean that with a Southern drawl. Not the black y’all. Which leads me to wonder if the spellings are different. Stream him if you’d like but hard to say when he’ll go off like this again. I do like him when he gets burn though.
Kyle Lowry – 26/5/7 with 2 steals and 2 threes in 34 minutes as anyone who didn’t buy him low last week when I told you to says, drats!
David West – 14/7/1 with a steal. I still say sell him higher than a kite. Look up at the kite, look waay up, can you see it? Now look past the kite, look higher! There’s David West!
Zaza Pachulia – 13/11/8 with a steal in 38 minutes. He’s actually decent when he gets burn, definitely useful. Now all he needs is for Josh Smith to be suspended for the rest of the season and he’ll be worth grabbing.
Ryan Anderson – 10/6/2 with a three in 25 minutes. I’m not liking this one bit, not one bit. In fact, I’m hating it but whatcha gonna do, sell him low only to watch him explode? I didn’t think so. If you want to sell him for full value based on name recognition and what not then sure, go for it. Oh, and you non-Anderson owners? Buy him low! Reverse psychology!
Eric Gordon – DNP-Knee. What? Eric Gordon has a sore knee? WTF. Hope you did what I told you to do. Enigma kind of rhymes with enema and nobody likes either! My mother scarred me.
Jared Sullinger – 4/2/1 with a steal and a block. Oh, well. Was a good 5 game run.
Avery Bradley – 4/0/1 with 3 steals in 22 minutes. I’ve been warning, y’all. Don’t say I didn’, naw, don’ e’en try it, aiigght! Ebonics!
Anthony Randolph – 8/5/0 with 3 steals and 3 blocks in 16 minutes. I just threw up in my mouth a little typing his name. Ignore.
Ty Lawson – 2/1/1 in 20 minutes. Now is a good time to buy him low if you can. Low means low, his owner probably hates him. I own him and I hate him anyway. But I’m not selling low so shoo.
Omer Asik – 12/15/1 with a steal and 2 blocks in 36 minutes. I’ve gotten a lot of questions lately on Omer. What’s wrong with Omer? Wah, wah, etc etc. Feel better, Mr. Omer Owner Guy/Girl? Carry on.
Patrick Patterson – 9/5/0 with a 3 in 23 minutes. Can’t say I didn’t foresee this. My worst nightmare is coming true for Patterson owners. In case you forgot, here’s what I told you back on December 20: Marcus Morris– 14/5/5 with a block in 31 minutes. Marcus has played very well in Patrick Patterson’s absence and my concern is this: He may have earned enough minutes to hurt Patterson when he comes back. Monitor this. Time splits suck, y’all! Feel free to lose for a hot free agent if you haven’t already.
Chris Kaman – 6/6/1 with a block in 21 minutes. Now the proud owner of 20 mpg/9 ppg/4.8 rpg/.6 bpg over his last 5. If you can sell him based on his season averages then by all means do so! Quick!
Zach Randolph – 11/5/2 before exiting with a strained lower back. Can’t blame his back hurting, he’s been carrying Marc Gasol’s ass all season. Doh! Grab Maurice Speights in the meantime. Or maybe Darrell Arthur. Hard to say but leaning Speights for no particular reason. It’s called gut!
Gary Neal – 9/2/1 with a three in 21 minutes. Not a great line but I like him as a quickie grab for two weeks while Manu Ginobili remains sidelined. You like quickies, don’t you? Who doesn’t like quickies?
Tiago Splitter – 10/9/1 with 2 steals and a block in 28 minutes. Little known fact, my wife and kids are Brazilian so I have a soft spot for guys like Tiago, Leandro Barbosa and Nene Hilario. I can’t help it! Anyway, I had him in my Add/Drop post last Friday and mentioned him on the Show Sunday night. Hey, yes, I have a show. Go check it out, it’s really good stuff! My mother said so anyway.
Bradley Beal – 26/3/6 with a steal and 6 threes in 41 minutes. He’ll undoubtedly slightly regress once Jordan Crawford returns but I’m not selling high by any means. He’s also clearly moved ahead of Anthony Davis for ROY honors but still far behind Damian Lillard. Aren’t you glad you grabbed him for the long term last month? I want you to win! I care! Sniff.
John Wall – 14/3/10 with 3 steals in 26 minutes. Hey, John, whatcha doing, man? You’re making me look real bad, man! Slow it down!, said Ricky Rubio.
John Salmons – 12/4/2 with a steal and 2 threes in 43 minutes. As I mentioned last week, shockingly I think Salmons is for real. That Keith Smart, he’s soooo, um, interesting. Or something like that.
Isaiah Thomas – 2/0/4 with a steal in 20 minutes. Honestly, come on, for real? You’re gonna make me write another f’n blurb on Isaiah Thomas?? Fo’ realz? Jeez. Fine, the things I put myself through for you! Hold … for now.
Dion Waiters – 5/4/1 on 1-9 FG in 23 minutes off the bench. I think he’ll provide better service going forward so don’t lose him. Right now no tip for you, Dion!
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