What´s up with the Golden State Warriors and injury news? Sssh, we have a monster game against Toronto tonight, don´t tell anyone Andrew Bogut is coming back, we want to surprise the hell out of them! It reminds me of Bill Belicheck´s injury report that had Tom Brady listed as “probable” for like 49 straight weeks. Um, is that even allowed? Brady hasn´t missed a game since in forever so it gets to be kind of a joke. Anyway, for the second time this season, Andrew Bogut suddenly returned to the lineup out of the blue, taking his fantasy owners by surprise. Not only that but he played 30 minutes and dropped 4/8/1 with a block. Certainly not a great stat line but definitely useful! This underscores the importance of getting yourself on Twitter if you haven´t already. Those of you already on it almost certainly saw the news that Bogut was returning and, hopefully, you were able to get him back into your lineup. Edge: Fantasy owners on Twitter! Follow me at @hecmanhoops for new post updates and real time fantasy hoops news. It´s fun! As for Carl Landry, well, it was fun while it lasted. Hmmph! Maybe hold onto him for a game or two more to make sure Bogut doesn´t reinjure himself but 12 minutes of burn last night is hardly inspiring. Here´s what else I saw in fantasy basketball last night:
Amare Stoudemire – Carmelo Anthony went down for the count early so Amare and J.R. Smith did the heavy lifting. Assign same value you had for both of them yesterday morning. Pimp them out if Carmelo is too miss tomorrow though. Don´t forget your pimp hat though! Feather and all!
Marreese Speights – Marreeeeeese is a must stream if Tyler Zeller is to miss any time. Otherwise, meh.
Randy Foye – 0/1/1 with a steal on 0-6 FG in 20 minutes. First of all I´d like to thank the Utah Jazz organization for announcing that Mo Williams is due back on Wednesday. Mark Jackson take note! Damn foo´! Anyway, you´ll have to reasonably expect regression from everyone in the Utah backcourt with Mo now back. That includes Randy, Alec Burks and the other deep league scrubs you´ve been scraping by with at the end of your bench a/k/a Jamal Tinsley and Earl Watson.
Enes Kanter – 18/10/1 with a steal and a block. I´ve been getting a lot of questions about Enes like he´s going to be some stud going forward. Answer: No! Not sure if you noticed but a large black man named Al Jefferson has been out. Another large black man named Paul Millsap has also missed time recently. How can you not notice two large black men missing in Utah! Keep it realz with Enes, y´all! Ebonics!
Gordon Hayward – 13/7/5 with a three on putrid 3-16 FG. I expect regression once everyone is healthy but enjoy the hot sreak while you have him. His “regression” stats will still be pretty useful!
Sam Dalembert – 8/9/0 with 2 steals and a block in 22 minutes. If Sam Dalembert, or Dalembear if you want to speak French and impress your lady friend, gets 22ish minutes of burn there is no reason why he can´t get you 6 boards and 1.5-2 bpg, said Javale McGee.
Al Harrington – 10/5/3 with 2 steals and 2 threes in 18 minutes. Yeah, I´ve been pimping him for a couple of weeks now, I know nobody else really has but my Magic 8 Ball sees things that nobody else can see. I bought him on eBay! Al´s minutes are slowly coming up and so is the production. Monitor or grab him to see if both continue. I think both will but you already knew that!
E´Twaun Moore – 7/3/1 with a block and a three in 17 minutes as he returned to a bench role, or roll if you´re hungry. I still think he can get decent combo minutes so I wouldn´t lose him just yet in deep leagues. Oh, that and the fact Jameer Nelson is a wuss!
Anthony Davis – 17/15/0 with 4 blocks in 39 minutes. These are the types of days that make me happy. I have shown a lot of faith in AD this year and preached patience but you peoples be fickle, y´all! Can´t blame you sometimes.
Robin Lopez -9/4/1 in 11 minutes. Burp. Belch! I´ve never been a fan and I´m not shy to say it. Hell, I´m not shy to say lots of things that´s why I write a blog!
Derrick Williams – 25/10/1 with a three in 45 minutes. Basically the whole team frontcourt was out. No, literally! Andrei Kirilenko is trolling Craigslist with his wife and trying to pick a girl he can have sex with. Kevin Love is in Hollywood interviewing to be the next Bachelor and Nikola Pekovic is trying out for Top Chef in New York. Yes, he can cook, who knew! Enjoy Derrick while you can or try to sell him high. His value will not be as great for your fantasy playoffs assuming Love is back. Your call though!
Dante Cunningham – 8/11/2 with a steal and a block in 39 minutes. See Derrick Williams 1/4 inch above. Keep streaming if everyone is to miss more time. Looks like they will!
Anthony Tolliver – 9/2/0 with a block and 3 threes in 39 minutes. Kyle Korver sat out so Anthony saw extra burn but he´s barely useful as a streamer even given the opportunity. In seven games as a starter this season he´s averaged 23.7 mpg/5.6 ppg/3.6 rpg. Thank you for making me waste 3 minutes of my life to report that.
JaVale McGee – 9/4/0 with 5 blocks in 17 minutes. Now averaging 9.8/4.8 and 2 bpg in 18.7 mpg on the season. Um, not what you envisioned when you drafted him, eh? Sigh.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – 17/10/0 on 8-11 FG. Took advantage of Byron Mullens going down for the count and couldn´t miss. Assign same value as you had for him yesterday morning. I´m serious, man!
Byron Mullens – Went down for the count after only 3 minutes. Looks like he´ll be ok to continue killing your FG. FG? What´s that, said Monta Ellis!
Andrea Bargnani – 26/7/0 with 5 threes in 36 minutes. You say Barg-naaa-ni. I say Barg-na-neeee. Nevermind that they sound almost exactly the same, let´s call the whole thing off! Quick, quick ship his ass out if you can!