Tony’s out of the shop, so it’s time to Parker in the lineup!
If you haven’t heard, our favorite Frenchman, Tony Parker (22/2/5) returned Friday night as expected and played nicely. Old owners and new owners of TP rejoice! Phew…. Just in time…. Now let’s just hope Popovich doesn’t start to be a d!ck and bench all of our favorite Spurs down the stretch. If he does, you can’t blame me! I’ve been telling you to sell for two months now! Either way, those who have playoffs are in full playoff mode now. It’s that time of year where we are forced to make the toughest decisions of all, especially when your waiver adds are limited on a per week basis. The hecmanhoops crew will be available the rest of the way so don’t get your Superman underoos in a bunch. I’ll be coming out with a “prepare you for the first (or second) week of playoffs post” tomorrow. You will be enabled to make the best educated decisions of your lifetime, or at least for the next week in fantasy basketball. Until then, this is what I saw in Fantasy Basketball last night……….
Rudy Gay – 4/3/1/stl Left with a sore back in the first half last night and will not travel with the team for its next game. It could be time to cut bait depending on who you can add within your league. Raps play today and not again till Wednesday.
Alan Anderson – 35/6/3/1/1 Pickup of the night with Rudy Gay going down. Should see a lot more minutes but I wouldn’t expect this line again anytime soon. Still worth an add though if you’re carrying some dead weight.
Kyle Lowry – 9/1/10/2stl Probably the biggest winner with Gay going down as he should get more looks down the stretch.
Amir Johnson – 4/6 Had a quiet night due to Anderson being on fire. Rudy Gay’s minutes will mainly be split between the Anderson and Johnson when he is out. That’s being said, I wouldn’t rule Gay out past Wednesday, just yet.
Kenyon Martin – 19/11/2stl/blk This was a huge game for K-Mart and will only be possible as long as Chandler is out.
Moe Harkless – 25/9/1/4/4 Now that’s potential! But I’m not running out to grab him. Got all the run he could with Nikola Vucevic out.
Kyle O’Quinn – 11/9/stl Got his first start of his young career last night and wasn’t too shabby. I’m ignoring for now though. You get an “E” for effort kid!
Aaron Afflalo – 6/3/1 Went down with a hamstring injury. I’m guessing he’s out for a while. Make the add if you have someone in mind.
Samuel Dalembert – 10/13/1 Got the start with Ilyasova out again. Very streamable!
Tyler Hansborough – 22/12 Got the start with David West out, who sounds like he could be out into next week at the very least.
Anthony Davis – 18/15/2/2blk Looks like a full go after overcoming the flu.
Eric Gordon – 11/2/4 To’s. Will not play back-to-backs the rest of the season so is he really someone you want to hang on to?
Cavs vs. Rockets – This game was a complete blowout so you can’t take anything fantasy wise from it. Wait for the next one.
Jeff Green – 10/3/4/5 TO’s I hope you didn’t drop a good player for him after that Heat game last week. He looks to be cooled off now….
Shawn Marion – 11/13/3 The matrix is back in full force. Get him back in your lineup.
Brendan Wright – 23/8/stl/blk Might be his best game of the year. Ride him through the playoffs if you can.
Mo Williams – 23/1/8/3stl in 41 minutes. Yes! Finally our man looks to be back and ready to help get us to the SHIP!
Andre Kirilenko – 20/7/1/blk Yes, it was a good matchup but I’ll take it however I can. He’s still working his way back into shape so I expect improvement along the way. Oh and more stls and blks! C’mon AK!
Nikola Pekovic – 11/2/stl Was in foul trouble all night so no worries. Just dust yourself off and try again.
Greg Stiemsma (14/10/1/3blk) and Dante Cunningham (18/8/2stl) got to share Pek’s minutes and played very well.
Chase Budinger – 11/2/stl with a trey. Deep leaguers, be aware!
Hamed Hadaddi – 6/8/1 Got the start with Jermaine O’neal out and was a huge disappointment. Pray for JO or Gortat to return at some point.
Jason Collins – 2/2 Got a start with Emeka Okafor out and wet the bed. Ignore.
Kevin Seraphin – 12/5/1/2blk Had a nice game while getting a lot of Okafor’s minutes. I wouldn’t pay much attention though as Okafor was out with an illness and should be back soon, if not in the next contest.
Pau Gasol – 9/4/2/blk Oh boy, the band is coming back together again! That may not be a good thing if they play together like they did two months ago…….
Kobe Bryant – 21/4/11/2stl The lead singer is back too? Oh my! Word around the NBA is that the Spurs are scared shitless. I don’t blame them though. They should! be scared. The Lakers are simply a plethora of superstars. And one Canadian. But who knows. I’ve seen crazier things happen in the NBA……
Antawn Jamison – 11/7/blk Suffered a sprained wrist last night, but X-rays were negative. AJ is probably droppable, almost everywhere with Pau Gasol back.
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