I admit I didn´t really know much about Donatas Motiejunas two weeks ago. Hell, nobdy knew much about him except his mother and the 3 members of his fan club but I read up on him and now I know lots of stuff! For starters, he´s just 22 years old and was born in Lithuania. He´s also really, really tall. Like 7´0 tall! That´s pretty damn tall! He´s also Houston´s new starting power forward so he should be grabbed in all 12 team leagues right now. What I think he can give you is very European of him. Over his last 2 games he´s averaged 24.5 mpg/12 ppg/6.5 rpg/3 3pa/1.5 3pm/0 blocks and .5 spg. Small sample I know. It´s only two games! But you can clearly see Donatas can get you low double digit points, 6-7 rpg and possibly 2 3pm per. That´s some useful stuff! As for Thomas Robinson, if you´re holding him you have to make the move for Donatas. Short term it´s the only right thing to do. Long term (in a month?) you may be reading right here to go the other way but we´ll worry about that if/when that day comes. Live in the moment! You´re crazy like that. Here´s what else I saw in fantasy baskteball last nigh:
Isaiah Thomas – 2/0/2 with a steal in 14 minutes. Burp! That wasn´t just a little burp, that was like a gigantic belch after you chugged a fo-tee! Carry on!
Tobias Harris – 23/6/2 with 2 steals and a three. My Tobias toward Harris is growing!
Moe Harkless – 12/4/0 with a three in 28 minutes. I told you yesterday not to lose him so quick. So far so good. Hold but don´t expect any explosions. Unless you eat a burrito or something.
Andrea Bargnani – 0/1/1 with a block in 16 minutes. When he´s playing well we are all willing to overlook the fact that he has a girl´s name. When he sucks, we make fun of his girl’s name. That´s how we roll! Lose him faster than you would lose an Irish kilt the day after St. Patrick´s Day.
Brandon Knight – 32/3/4 with a steal and 5 threes. Not only does he return on a night where he was a game time decision but he drops a career high 32! Of course, I had him benched in my games cap 14 team rotiss league. Damn you, fantasy basketball gods!
Charlie Villanueva – 3/3/2 with a steal and a three. I had higher hopes for CV but he´s getting lost in the Detroit Shuffle. Not to be confused with the Super Bowl Shuffle.
Trevor Ariza – 22/6/3 with 3 steals and 4 threes. Fine, fine, Uncle! Go grab him if you want less than a three per game out of your “three point specialist” and bad percents. Whatever.
Kevin Seraphin – 12/3/1 in 17 minutes. If Nene Hilario is to miss time then Kevin Seraphin > Trevor Booker. We straight, Skippy! That´s your new name! But you already knew that.
Stephen Curry – 54/6/7 with 3 steals and 11 threes on 18-28 FG and 7-7 FT. Insane line. There´s something about Madison Square Garden that makes great players want to go on a points explosion. Eh? Congrats if you drafted Curry this year. Back in December on the podcast I told you that I had a feeling he would stay healthy this year. So far so good! Hope I didn´t just put the hex on! That would suck. Oh, and note to the Knicks defense. Don´t let Curry shoot an undefended three! Maybe they didn´t notice but he´s good!
Tyson Chandler – 16/28/1 with 2 steals and a block. The next most boards on the team was 5 by J.R. Smith. Must have been the long rebound type! 28 boards is a shit load of boards, man. There is no truth to the rumor that the rest of the team is alergic to glass.
Mike Dunleavy – 16/6/3 with a steal, block and 2 threes. That´s 3 out of 4 in double digits for Mike which is great news for his owners. I was scaauuured he would be negatively impacted with the J.J. Redick trade but it hasn´t happened. This is why you don´t drop guys immediately. Never assume things! You know what it makes out of you and me when you do. I´m not even going to say it!
Anthony Davis – DNP – Shoulder as the shroud of mystery continues about his injury. It doesn´t look good for this weekend either so plan accordingly! By the way, the Hornets lost by 45 last night so I´m not going to bother blurbing about anyone in this game. That´s like talking to a wall. Nobody likes talking to a wall. Unless you´re in prison or something.
Jermaine O´Neal – 22/13/1 with 2 blocks. It appears that he´s going to hold value for possibly the rest of the season. Mature seasoned veteran leadership from Jermaine O´Neal? Who knew! The Suns are only 19 games under .500 so may as well give young guys like Jermaine a shot. Makes sense!
Manu Ginobili - 10/3/3 with a steal and 2 threes in 30 minutes. The mediocre line is almost as surprising as the number of minutes he played. The last time he played more than 30 minutes was January 11 and on December 18 before that. By my count he should be good for 30 minutes again in late March. Sigh. Prove me wrong, Manu! I really want you to.
Derrick Favors – 17/15/3 with 3 blocks as he started in place of the injured Paul Millsap. This is why I told you to stash him everywhere if possible just in case Millsap or Al Jefferson were to get traded. What could have been! Sigh.
Gordan Hayward – 11/3/4 with a steal, block and a three. Nice line but this is also more realistic out of Gordan, maybe an uptick in points but the rest looks about right. Hope you didn´t trade high for him based on his last few monster games! I warned you!
Kyle Korver – I´m going to choose to focus on the positive here. 37 minutes! If he gets that type of burn he´ll be fine. Assuming he takes more than 4 shots from the field I mean. He better start taking more shots! I think he will.
Nicolas Batum – 10/6/9 with 5 steals, 3 blocks and 2 threes. Boys and girls, that´s what we call filling it up!
Andre Iguodala – 29/7/8 with 5 steals, a block and 2 threes. When Andre heard hecman said Nic Batum filled it up he yawned.