Don’t look now but someone is off to a rousing fantasy start this year. I’ll give you a hint who he is, he’s in the headline! Sometimes I’m not so clever with hiding who I’m talking about I guess. Anyhoo! To date Chris Paul has posted season averages 26.5 ppg/13.3 apg/3.8 rpg on .571 FG and .974 FT. He can’t miss! Oh, chuck in 3.3 steals per and 1. 5 threes while you’re at it. The moral of this story boys and girls is don’t even think about trying to trade for him. Don’t even look at his name in the box score if you don’t own him. Mmm-mm, don’t you do it. You feel what I’m saying, homey? While you’re at it, don’t even look at Klay Thompson either if you don’t own him. Fantasy basketball is a buy low/sell high game and you’re buying high on both players. Like the best pot you can buy high! Anyway, here’s what else I saw on a relatively slow night in fantasy basketball yesterday:
Corey Brewer – 13/3/1 with 6 steals in 38 minutes. Here’s what I told you in my Top 25 Small Forwards: “26. Corey Brewer – Very, very underrated. Sleeper! I see value all over this pick. Like Target!”. Fine he was number 26 but whatever. You know what I mean!
Kevin Martin – 23/4/3 with 5 threes in 34 minutes. I think I mentioned him in my Top 25 Shooting Guards, I’m not sure. hecman checks. Oh, yeah, here it is: “17. Kevin Martin – I know he seems kind of high but I’m willing to give him a second (third!) chance playing alongside Ricky Rubio who I would like to dry hump.” I hope you didn’t get distracted that I wanted to dry hump Rubio and drafted K-Mart!
C.J. Miles – 19/5/1 with 2 steals, 2 blocks and 3 threes in 19 minutes. Don’t go dropping anyone getting minutes for him. Even if the guy you currently have sucks ass. That is all.
Dion Waiters – 8/4/2 with a steal and 2 blocks in 20 minutes. I’m actually a bit of a fan and even predicted him as a Dark horse most improved player in our NBA Pre-Season Awards last week. Hold onto him in 12 teamers and beyond for now. In 10 teamers you can lose him if you happen to own him. I think it’s dark horse and not darkhorse. Not sure.
Andre Iguodala – 32/3/3 with 3 steals, 7 threes and a block. You ever see an ex-GF while you’re out with your new hotter girlfriend? How do you like me now!?
Michael Carter-Williams – 18/6/4 with no steals, a three and 6 tovs. Fasten your seatbelts ladies and germs, this is gonna be a wild, emotional ride! The good stuff: 20 ppg, 5 rpg, 7.8 apg, 2.3 3pm and 3.3 spg. The bad stuff: .406 FG, .704 FT and 3.3 tov per. The tovs will probably go even higher but I’m counting more good than bad and I did predict him as Rookie of the Year before the season started! With apologies to Victor Oladipo, of course. Boring! Anyway, you want to avoid the putrid percents go ahead and sell him high as a kite. Remember the opening paragraph. Look up. The kite!
Jared Sullinger – 16/5/0 with 2 threes in 21 minutes. I think he’s worth grabbing in 14 team leagues but you can go ahead and monitor in 12 teamers. Look but don’t touch! You can touch if you want. For your reserves!
Jordan Crawford – 12/2/4 with 3 steals, a block and 2 threes in 25 minutes. If Gerald “Glass” Wallace is too miss any games with a bruise of his knee bone, I’d go ahead and stream Jordan. Fill it up, Jordan!
Vitor Faverani – 5/6/0 with a steal and a block in 28 minutes. What, you thought he’d block 6 shots a game? I’d rather own Miles Plumlee for whatever that’s worth. My mother says it’s worth a lot!
Omri Casspi – 19/9/4 with 2 steals and three threes in 28 minutes. I’ve seen this bullshit before out of Omri. I’m not buying that shit. Peww. Ok, go grab him for kicks but don’t go losing Danny Green or someone struggling like that. You know who you are?!