When you hear a “pop” in your foot that can´t be a very good thing. I once heard a pop in my foot but it turned out to be a balloon I stepped on. Scared the shit out of me! Anyway, last night Marcin Gortat may or may not have gone down for the count with an injured foot bone. More news is coming after an MRI but it certainly doesn´t sound too good at the moment. If Marcin finally has decided to twist the knife that he already shoved in his owners´ back sometime ago then Jermaine O´Neal will be your Huckleberry in Phoenix. Fortunately for you, I had him in my Add/Drop last Friday so maybe you grabbed him and just totally stepped in a pile of doo doo. If he´s still floating around your waiver wire then it behooves me to behoove you to run and grab him. All he´s done over his last 9 is drop 11.6 ppg/9.6 rpg/2 bpg, numbers that should slightly improve if our good ole boy Marcin is donezo. Other beneficiaries could be the goof ball Morris brothers, Markieff and Marcus, I´d grab Markieff first because he´s more handsome. Lastly, Luis Scola should see an uptick in production so if you held onto him through his latest struggles then congratulations are in order, you´re more lucky then good but whatever works! Here´s what else I saw in a huge night of fantasy basketball:
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – 17/5/1 with 2 steals. Another night, another Bobcats blowout. This is starting to remind me of when Michael Jordan played Double A baseball. Dawg, baseball and GM´ing aint for you!
Bismack Biyombo – 7/3/0 with a block in 16 minutes. With Josh McRoberts now getting burn, Bismack´s best fantasy days seem behind him. And when I say best I mean that in the most liberal of terms!
Mo Williams – 8/3/6 with a block and 2 threes in 27 minutes. Returned after Utah kindly announced he would on Monday. How considerate of them, said Mark Jackson! You best hurry and grab him if he was dropped. Hopefully you just stashed him like I suggested a few weeks ago. That would have been the wise thing to do!
Enes Kanter – 17/7/1 with a block in 21 minutes. I remind people, before they get too excited about Enes Kanter, that Al Jefferson has been out and may now return Friday. Ie. Don´t go dropping someone solid for Enes! You know what that may make you. Don´t make me say it!
Wayne Ellington – 16/6/1 with 2 threes. Continue to stream as long as Dion Waiters is puking his lungs out.
Avery Bradley – 13/1/4 with a three in 34 minutes. Courtney Lee also played 32 minutes while Jason Terry and Jordan Crawford came off the bench again. The C´s also won again! Not sure if Doc Rivers reads hecmanhoops but maybe we just finally think alike!
Danny Granger – DNP-Knee bone problem. And you have an asss-bone problem! I´d launch him for a hot free agent, his season is looking more and more lost by the day.
Arnett Moultrie – 8/7/1 in 27 minutes. This game was over by mid-way through the third quarter so I´m not going to read much into the lines of Damian Wilkins and Charles Jenkins. Both were good! I did tell you to keep an eye on Arnett yesterday though! One eye is sufficient. Use the other eye to do a Google search for the Bachelor Pad which is coming soon on ABC! Can´t wait! Sadly, I´m not even joking.
Anthony Tolliver – 21/8/1 with 5 threes. The kid was hot last night, oh, so hot last night, but where will he be, where will he be tomorrow-ow-ow? Sing it like Loverboy does, it´s fun! He won´t be on my team, that´s where!
Moe Harkless – 12/3/0 with 3 steals, 2 blocks and 3 threes. A lot of people had him trending down with the emergence of Tobias Harris but I still threw him in my Add/Drop post on the plus side last Friday because my Magic 8 Ball sees things that others don´t see! He aint dead yet! Moe I mean.
Andrew Nicholson – 8/2/0 in 17 minutes. Probably lost minutes last night due to a matchup play but still, the light at the end of the tunnell is getting dimmer for Andy. Or Andrew as his mother calls him.
Raymond Felton – 26/6/4 with a steal, block and 4 threes on 10-15 FG. Nevermind the 7 tovs. Hey, did you hear, Carmelo Anthony sat this one out! No, I didn´t hear anything about that, said Chris Copeland (DNP-CD!).
Jonas Jerebko – 12/4/2 with a steal and a three in 27 minutes. Greg Monroe sat this one out and if he sits out anymore then you’ll want to consider streaming Jonas. It will be like a salmon swimming upstream. You know, their favorite time of the year!
Eric Maynor- 12/4/4 with a steal and 2 threes in 26 minutes. My boy J-Fort covered him on Saturday, it was a fabulous post, go check it out!
Ed Davis – 3/6/0 with a steal and 2 blocks in 25 minutes. Not exactly what you had in mind when you knew he was starting for Zach Randolph, eh? Stay on the boat and keep streaming away though! Hiccup.
Jodie Meeks – 19/1/1 with 5 threes in 26 minutes. You want cheap threes, here you go Mr. Cheap Three Point Guy Seeker guy.
Austin Rivers – 10/2/0 with a steal in 15 minutes as his rookie season mercifully comes to an end with a fractured something or other. It doesn´t matter what he fractured because he fractured my hopes and dreams for him back in November!
Anthony Davis – 13/6/1 with 2 blocks in 17 minutes as the rollar coaster ride continues. I really don´t like rollar coasters but I´m going to stay on this one. Yep, I´m going to either stay on it until it blissfully comes to a slow halt or until I puke!
Trevor Ariza – 16/7/6 with a steal and 3 threes. Before you go dropping anyone good for him please keep in mind that Bradley Beal has sat out the last few games. I even said please so you better do it!
Ricky Rubio – 15/7/11 with 6 steals. Even after Ricky started to get hot I was reading other, um, experts telling you to sell him high. Why!? Not here! (Or on the podcast)!
Thomas Robinson – 8/4/0 with a steal and 2 blocks in 28 minutes. Meanwhile, back at the farm, Donatas Motiejunas dropped 7/1/0 in 16 minutes. Here´s what I told you just last week about Donatas: 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. Um, that was really short term! Can´t say the rolls being reversed is shocking based on what I told you last week but that was quick! Monitor a game or two more to see the rolls and if the trend continues then make the move for Tommy or, if you´d like, feel free to stay away altogether as this has the makings of a fantasy headache. Nobody likes a headache unless you own the aspirin company!
Mike James – Started over Darren Collison and dropped 8/3/6 with 2 threes in 25 minutes. It´s comical sometimes the timing of the things I write, here´s what I told you this past Monday about Collison: Darren Collison – If you read me regularly you know I´ve never been a fan of DC and now Dallas is 26-33 with him as their starting point guard all season. So, um, yeah, maybe Dallas fans may start to agree with me! Still useful for fantasy but, seriously, nothin´ special! Maybe the coach reads hecmanhoops! If I owned DC I´m still holding unless there´s a hot free agent out there but I don´t own him anywhere. Haven´t you heard, I´m not a fan!
Cory Joseph – Started again and dropped 4/5/2 with a steal in 24 minutes. I think we´re starting to get the idea about Cory up in here. Gary Neal looks to be sidelined for a while longer though so go grab Cory in deeep leagues if that flies your kite! Fly away!
Manu Ginobili – The other day I told you I´d love to see 27 mpg out of Manu instead I got 26 minutes and 18/3/9 with 3 threes. Sold!
Sebastian Telfair – 13/2/7 with 4 steals and 2 threes as Toronto blew out his old team. It´s always against the former team, eh? Assign same value you had for him yesterday morning and not a morsel more! Not even an iota!
J.J. Redick – 3/3/2 with a three in 22 minutes. As I´ve always said, it´s very hard to provide consistent fantasy production with limited minutes but I still have faith in J.J. Let´s call this a burp. Just a tiny one. It still smelly though! Get out the Listerine!
Matt Barnes – 20/2/2 with a steal, block and 6 threes in 29 minutes. Just as I was about to leave him for dead he revives! Actually, I did leave him for dead, I dropped him the other day in one league. Oops, nice timing! My Magic 8 Ball says useful in 14 team leagues, frustrating to own in 12 team leagues. Do what you will with that info!
Patrick Patterson – 15/8/4 with a steal and a block. Monitor! NOT MORE, NOT LESS! Not sure why I just felt the need to go all military on you!
Isaiah Thomas – 9/1/1 with a steal and a three in 20 minutes. Is it me or were there lots of hiccups and burps last night. At least nobody farted on your pillow! Maybe a little poof. Carry on with Isaiah.
DeMarcus Cousins – 5/4/3 with 4 steals and a block in 20 minutes. He was benched in the 2nd quarter and then again in the 4th quarter. For Keith Smart´s next trick he´s going to make his job disappear.