Today is the day that maybe everything in fantasy basketball changes. Maybe not! No, no, definitely stuff will change! My Magic 8 Ball sees Josh Smith on the Smoove. Get out the pun police again! My Magic 8 Ball thinks J.J. Redick may be turning in his Mickey Mouse ears possibly for some Cheese Head thingy or whatever it is they wear up in Wisconsin. Perhaps Monta Ellis heads down to Hot-lanta to hang out with Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez. Wait, she died in a fire I think. Another bad pun violation! I just can’t help myself. Anyway, while we wait for some trades to go down this afternoon, here’s what I saw in fantasy basketball last night:
Jonas Valancuinas – 6/6/0 in 18 minutes. I’m starting to think that maybe JV really just isn’t that good. In theory he’s good but that and $2.25 will only get you on the subway! Stay patient with him if you have a bare wire but if you have hot free agents sitting out there you have to give it some serious consideration.
Thomas Robinson – Traded to Houston last night but you already knew that! Go grab him but you already knew that! Damn, you know a lot of things. You’re so astute! And if you were not astute, you are now!
Jerryd Bayless – 7/1/3 with a three in 16 minutes. Here’s what I told you just yesterday: Jerryd Bayless – 8/5/10 with 3 steals in 31 minutes. I didn’t see this game but I did see Memphis was up by 24 heading into the 4th quarter so I’m going to assume Jerryd got some fun time fantasy garbage padded stats time. Don’t get excited. Calm down! Carry on with same value you had for him yesterday morning. Last night is why! I do expect better than that though. For whatever that’s worth.
Greg Monroe – 19/7/7 with a steal and 3 blocks. Remember a loooooong, loooong time ago when I begged you to buy him low. Begged! I hope you did. In February he’s at 17.5/11.9/.522 FG/1.4 spg/1.5 bpg. Did you steal him from his impatient owner? If you did, you’re welcome!
Gerald Henderson – 13/7/5 with a three on 4-14 FG. Over his last 5 he’s at 16/4.8/3.4 with a .4 spg and .6 3pm on .403 FG. He’s also averaging 34.2 mpg over that span. Not bad! I can’t say I’m his biggest fan but the guy is definitely useful in standard leagues and looks locked in to solid minutes going forward. Ben Gordon will still pimp him every once in awhile though!
Paul George – 27/8/3 with a steal, two blocks and 4 threes. I get questions all the time on whether George’s value will be affected by the return of Danny Granger. Um, not really! Maybe I’m just a dreamer but I’m not the only one, said John Lennon! I’m not just dreaming …
Marreese Speights – 4/6/1 in 18 minutes. Now averaging 18.4 mpg over his last 5. You know how when you get something new and you want to play with it all the time but then the novelty wears off and then it becomes just an afterthought? That’s Marreese! Looks like it’s time to get something new.
Brian Roberts – 17/1/1 with 3 threes in 11 minutes. If you prorate those numbers to 33 minutes you get like 49 points!, said James Harden!
Kyle Korver – 12/7/3 with 2 steals and 4 threes in 26 minutes. In a few hours his value may change. It may stay the same! I still like him going forward though. Must be his cool haircut. Or maybe that he looks like someone else.
C.J. Watson – 17/2/6 with 3 steals and 3 threes in 29 minutes. Rumors are he may go in a deal but it looks unlikely. Assign same value you had for him yesterday. You know, like none! (unless you’re in a deeep league, of course!)
Carlos Delfino – 9/6/5 with 4 steals and 3 threes. Aiggght, let’s kick Carlos up a notch on the fantasy value meter. Not two notches, just one is good.
Thabo Sefolohsa – 28/5/3 with 2 blocks and 6 threes. Clearly there was no defense played last night in Houston. James Harden 46 points, Serge Ibaka 16, Jeremy Lin 29. Assign same value to everyone you had for them yesterday morning. Especially Thabo! He ok though.
Moe Harkless – 20/8/0 with a steal, block and a three. Now averaging 30 mpg/10.4 ppg/5.2 rpg/1 bpg/1 spg/.4 3pm over his last 5. That good! Probably better than what may be sitting on your bench anyway so take a look-gander if you haven’t already!
Courtney Lee – 20/4/2 with a steal and 2 threes in 31 minutes. Getting hot, y’all! Like last year! Remember what he did last year? I think you should consider grabbing him now if he’s out there. He was pretty damn good last year!
Michael Beasley – 3/1/0 in 9 minutes. I warned you on the podcast about this and here’s what I told you last week: Michael Beasley – 18/5/1 with a block and a three in 33 minutes. It looks to me like he’s going to get a clear chance to prove he’s really not that good to another new coach. By my quick count he’s on his 4th coach so he’s got 5 more to go after this! Maybe he’ll prove me wrong. Prove me wrong, B-Easy! I really want you to. It looks like maybe Lindsey Hunter already figured it out! He’s smaaat. Hope you moved him quick quick when he had value.
Damien Wilkens – 13/3/2 in 26 minutes. Feel free to monitor. Or don’t. Your call! Oh, he’s on the Sixers in case you’re wondering.
Derrick Williams – 17/8/1 with a steal and 2 threes. I had him in my Add/Drop post last Friday because he’s still far too under owned IMO. Or in my opinion but I’m too lazy to type that. What, you don’t like a guy averaging 29.4 mpg/16.4 ppg/8.2 rpg over his last 5? Sheeeeet.
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