Way way waaaay back in the day, like in early November back in the day, I told you to go ahead and grab yourself some Tobias Harris. At that time it looked like he would start at small forward for the Bucks and possibly have a breakout fantasy season but noooooooooooooo. Instead he farted directly on your pillow and you launched him faster than you could get out your deodorizer! Ewwwww, nobody likes a smelly pillow! Fast forward to February, 2013 and history seems to be repeating itself. Hide the women and children! Hide your pillow! Tobias is back in town! Last night, Tobias Harris came off the bench for the Orlando Magic and promptly dropped 16/7/2 with a steal and a three in 31 minutes on 7-9 FG. Sounds pretty damn exciting to me! Now only if he could shoot 7-9 FG every game! You feelz what I’m saying here, peoples? Temper expectations, he’s only 20, but go ahead and grab him in standard 12 team leagues for his upside. The opportunity is certainly there in Orlando for him. What more can you ask for?? Production, that’s what! Greedy! As for you Moe Harkless owners, he did drop 10/4/2 in 31 minutes so I’m not dropping him just yet. 31 minutes isn’t bad! Monitor him though. Here’s what else I saw in fantasy basketball last night:
Al Harrington – 9/3/2 with a three in just 12 minutes. Think Al can score the ball for this team? Swish. You probably should go ahead and grab him if you haven’t stashed him already. Swish.
E’Twaun Moore – 12/10/1 with 3 threes. He was one of the guys I told you to stash through the deadline in case J.J. Redick got launched. Guess what? J.J. got launched! Wheeeeee. It also doesn’t hurt that Jameer Nelson is a wussy.
Beno Udrih – 4/2/9 in 27 minutes. For what it’s worth, I like Moore over Udrih when Nelson comes back. Just an FYI!
Spencer Hawes – 6/1/1 with a block in 21 minutes. Nights like this are the reason why I begged you to move him quick quick the last month. It’s a mirage! Or Mirage if you’re from Las Vegas. Thaddeus Young is the magician, he’s making Spencer disappear!
Nick Young – 3/1/2 in 14 minutes. Jeez, Nick, you’re making me look bad, bro. You would think he stole the coach’s lunch money or something with the limited minutes he’s been getting lately. That said, I’d give him a game or three more simply because I don’t see any player in that backcourt who should challenge him. It’s called logical reasoning! Go ahead and monitor Damien Wilkins though, he’s the only one.
Carl Landry – 11/9/1 with a steal in 29 minutes. Hope you grabbed him on Monday! He’s also one of the most amazing free throw shooters for a big man that I’ve even seen, said Andris Bierdrins.
Danny Granger – 5/2/1 with a steal on 1-7 FG in 19 minutes. Has now shot 2-17 FG in his first two games. Phew, I was worried he would be rusty but he’s picked up right where he left off! >>>>>>>> sarcasm. As if you didn’t know!
Marcus Thornton – 36/2/3 with 8 threes in 40 minutes. Nights like this is what I was hoping for when I had him ranked like 43rd overall in my Top 200 Overall in my Draft Guide. Um, ooops, my bad! Damn you, Keith Smart! Let him play! He probably won’t. Sigh.
Jason Thompson – 8/6/2 with a steal in 26 minutes. I saw the game went into double overtime so I was expecting like 50 rebounds from JT. At least 20! Instead I got 6. 6! Strangely, that was second most on the team last night. Carry on!
Ray Allen – 21/4/3 with 5 threes as he lost to Marcus Thornton in the battle of bigger shooting guard disappointment. MT is easily the bigger disappointment, I never really expected much from Ray to begin with, said Mike Miller.
Shaun Livingston – 15/2/2 with a steal in 33 minutes. Kyrie Irving has a sore knee bone and will probably miss a game or two so go ahead and stream Shaun if that floats your boat. You see what I did there? Get out the pun police, we’ve got a violation!
Dion Waiters – 25/2/0 with a steal and a three. You listening to me? I hope so!
Kirk Hinrich – 11/6/11/ with a steal, block and 3 threes in 33 minutes. Better hurry and get him back in your lineup before he pulls a nose hair out and misses a couple of weeks from the burn.
C.J. Watson – 10/2/2 with 2 threes in 32 minutes. He’s really just a handcuff to Deron Williams when everyone is healthy. Really, that’s all he is. Trust me! Unless you’re in a deeep league I mean.
Anthony Davis – 6/4/0 with a steal and 2 blocks in 21 minutes. The frustration continues and now he’s hurt. Damn you, fantasy basketball gods! What have I done to deserve this! hecman throws his milk against the wall and shakes fist at sky. Hold and hope for the best. Sigh.
Greivis Vasquez – 20/8/7 with 3 steals and 2 threes as the dream season continues for his owners. He’s actually helped me to second place out of 24 so far in the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) Industry Insiders Experts league. Fancy name! Take that you ESPN, etc. guys!
J.J. Redick – 14/2/2 with 2 threes in 23 minutes. I told you to reasonably expect regression with minutes mongers Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis on the same team so lines like last night should not shock you. Still useful though! Hope for more, I think he’ll have some big nights here and there but it’s tough to be consistently good with 23ish minutes. 27 mpg would be nice!
Vince Carter – 2/3/2 on 0-8 FG. If you miss every shot you take then generally you’re not going to score many points. Carry on! He could only do better! I try to keep it positive for you up in here at hecmanhoops, man.
Andrei Kirilenko – 0/2/1 with a steal in 10 minutes before leaving the game with a left calf strain. You see what they do to those poor little calfs to make veal? I still eat veal anyway. It’s gooooooooood!
Wesley Johnson – 14/9/2 with 2 steals and 2 threes. I’m afraid Phoenix is going to be a fantasy mess for the rest of the season, Lyndsey Hunter looks like he’s one of those coaches. Welcome to the club, said Keith Smart! I would probably not hesitate much to lose anyone on this team for a hot free agent not named Dragic or Gortat and Gortat is pushing it!
Matt Barnes – 17/1/7 with 4 steals and 3 threes as the starters took the night of for the Clippers. Hey, they were playing Michael Jordan’s team, Executive of the Year! Assign same value to Matt as you had for him yesterday morning. No, seriously!