Hey, did you hear there was a big basketball trade last night? Yes, yes, Rudy Gay was traded! Ed Davis was traded! Jose Calderon, too! If you want to read all about the fantasy basketball implications of the deal you can click right on this here little link. You’ll be magically transported to fantasy basketball trade analysis nirvana. Or Nirvana if you’re a music fan. Well, now that we’ve covered the fantasy implications of the Gay deal, let’s take a look at what else I saw in fantasy basketball last night:
Glen Davis – Will have foot surgery and will miss 8-12 weeks or, in other words, lose him! But you already knew that. The usual suspects to grab are Gustavo Ayon, Andrew Nicholson and, my preferred sneaky stash, Al Harrington. Hedo Turkoglu is also someone who should be considered for pickup if he’s out there. Someone has to score the ball! Just one ball, said Lance Armstrong.
Moe Harkless – 6/3/0 with a steal in 36 minutes. I doubt he’ll see 36 minutes again anytime in the near future but if he does he probably won’t do much anyway. He’s done nothin’!
Jordan Crawford – 3/1/1 with a three in 17 minutes. Must be still hurting if he only played 17 minutes with Bradley Beal out. It’s a shame, opportunity lost! If Beal is to miss I’d grab him anyway.
Nick Young – 18/4/4 with 2 steals and 3 threes in 36 minutes. Jason Richardson’s knee be sore, y’all! Best go grab Nick, this could be an extended points bonanza.
Rodney Stuckey – 14/3/2 with 2 steals and a three in 34 minutes. This could have been Rodney’s last dance with 30+ minutes of burn. I think it’s for the best. He just has never gotten it going this year with any consistency. Bah humbug! Is it allowed to say that outside Christmas season?
Marcus Thornton – 7/3/1 with 3 steals and a three as the dream season continues … for his H2H opponents!
Avery Bradley – 11/5/2 with 3 steals and a three in 29 minutes. I still like him the best of the bunch as a pick up. I assume he’s been grabbed wherever he should be but if not then go do the needful. No, I’m not Indian.
Courtney Lee – 9/0/3 with a three in 26 minutes. He’s my number 2, sort of like in Austin Powers but without the patch. Avery is my number 1. Groovy!
Leandro Barbosa – 7/0/2 with a three in 15 minutes. Yeah, I have to go over all these fools because things are still shaking out in the Boston back court. I’m just monitoring outside of deep leagues. You should too! I mean it’s not like the guy is a point guard and they already have Jason Terry and Courtney Lee to play shooting guard so I’m not sure what all the hype is about on Leandro in some circles that I’ve read.
Brandon Bass – 12/4/2 with 3 steals in 38 minutes. Jared Sullinger went down for the count early with back spasms so Brandon got extra burn. Nice to see he’s wiping the glass every 9 minutes he’s on the floor. Stream if Sullinger is to miss more time anyway. The minutes should be there at least.
Aaron Gray – 8/11/1 with a block in 35 minutes. Feel free to stream him until Andrea Bargnani and Jonas Valanciunas return. Opposing offenses are quaking in their sneakers at the thought of that rim fortress tandem returning.
John Lucas – 19/0/2 with 3 threes. If anything should happen to Kyle Lowry (as if!) then Johnny is your Huckleberry in Toronto. Until then he’s just a knucklehead. Or something like that.
Kyle Korver – 17/6/3 with 2 steals and 5 more threes. Please pick him up in shallow leagues. I really don’t like to beg. Really, it’s so unbecoming!
Ray Allen – 6/3/2 with 2 steals and 2 threes in 20 minutes. Too bad he can’t play at Boston every game. Wait, he used to! Half the time anyway.
Taj Gibson – 14/9/2 with a steal in place of Carlos Boozer who sat with a sore something or other. Jump on the raft and stream away if Carlos is to miss more time. Just don’t fall in the water, that would kinda suck!
Jimmy Butler – 18/4/6 with 2 steals and a three. Such a nice fantasy story, I think I may cry. Keep rolling with him until further notice or ship him out for better long term value. I think he’ll get squeezed when Derrick Rose comes back.
Sam Dalembert – Or Dalembear if you want to speak French and impress your girlfriend. Larry Sanders sat out so Sam got some extra burn but could he get you 5-6 boards and a block or two in 20ish minutes going forward? Sure.
DeAndre Jordan – 16/12/0 with 2 blocks. This is what his owners have been waiting for! Too bad they dropped him last week. Drats! That was his first double-double since January 1. Actually, forget points, that was his first time in double digit rebounds since January 1! Dayum. DeAndre been disappointing. Let’s see if he can serious burn. Doubt it though.
Matt Barnes – 0/0/1 in 6 minutes before being ejected. Back in the day when I used to sit in the blues at Madison Square Garden to watch Knicks games there was this one guy in our section who would always get drunk and then yell, “Hit him in the neck!” I really had no idea why but we would always crack up. Matt Barnes hit Greg Stiemsma in the neck! Carry on.
Derrick Williams – 5/0/0 with 5 fouls in 13 minutes. The curse of the T-Wolves lottery picks is alive! Can’t say I didn’t warn you.
Alexey Shved – 12/2/3 with a steal in 21 minutes. Did you pre-emptive strike pick him up last Friday like I suggested? Let’s hope he can get to 30 minutes. Hard to say but fingers crossed. You can always lose him if he doesn’t.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – 4/4/1 with 4 steals in 28 minutes. Really, it’s ok to lose him for a hot free agent. Really, feel free to let it go. Sigh. Depending on the size of your league, of course!
Manu Ginobili – 9/5/6 with 2 steals in 21 minutes. I swear with the limited minutes this guy plays you’d think he was 45. Jeez, come on, dude. I’m not asking for much, 26-28 mpg is all we need. I’ll even put a cherry on top of my pretty please if that helps. Not sure it’s going to help.
Kosta Koufos – 6/4/1 with a steal and 2 blocks in 20 minutes. Makes for a pretty solid play, especially with that minutes hog JaVale McGee out. I’m joking about McGee. That’s what I do. I jest!
Roger Mason – 9/0/3 with a steal and 3 threes. Roger is only worth considering as a streamer when Eric Gordon sits as he did last night. Even then you probably still don’t want any part of him. Unless you’re related to him, then it’s ok, I understand.
Marvin Williams – 11/7/1 with 2 steals and a three in 36 minutes. Makes for an exciting streamer with Gordon Hayward sidelined! Can you feel my excitement! Actually, I’m talking about Derrick Favors. Nevermind.
Earl Clark – 5/8/2 with a steal and a three in 30 minutes. What, you thought he’d go 20/12 with 4 threes every night? Greedy!
Michael Beasley – 27/6/1 with 5 steals and a three on 12-20 FG. Right now it should B-Easy to trade him for value so do it. Softball!
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