With Chauncey Billups and Will Bynum both sidelined, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope started and dropped 13/4/0 with a steal and 3 threes in 29 minutes last night. It’s not much but it’s a start considering he didn’t crack double digit points in his previous two starts this past weekend. Do I think he’s worth grabbing in 10 team leagues? Hellz to the no! Is he worth grabbing in 12 teamers? Meh, you can monitor but if you have some doo doo brain averaging like 17, 18 mpg with no upside sitting on your reserves then go ahead and take a whirl. In 14 teamers and beyond he should be rostered. If he blows after Billups and Bynum come back, you launch. There really isn’t much downside here, only up! Up is good. Down is bad. Where is the down? You’re already on the floor! Here’s what else I saw in fantasy basketball last night.
J.J. Barea – 12/2/7 with a three. He saw some inexplicable run over Ricky Rubio but it’s probably more of an aberration then anything else. It better be an aberration! Keith Stupid isn’t the coach so it’s probably just an aberration. I think I’ve now set a record for using the word aberration in a paragraph. Oops, I did it again!
Nene Hilario – 20/5/4 with a steal and a block. Come on you know he’s going to get hurt soon. Come on, he’ll probably hurt a nose hair and miss 5 weeks. If history is any indicator anyway! Shop him around for someone desperate for a big man. Nene, oooooh.
Iman Shumpert – 11/2/1 with a steal and a three. I don’t know about the rest of the country but here in New York Iman is talked about like he’s something really special. I’m more of a kind of call it as I see it kind of guy. Meh! He did invent #KnicksTape so there’s that. At least!
Rodney Stuckey – 21/2/5 with a steal in 31 minutes. Definitely useful in 14+ team leagues. If he’s on your 12 team league roster you can probably do better. Depending on the player pool! Maybe you can’t. Sigh.
Mike Scott – 15/10/1 with a steal and a three. The guy who used to throw a spit ball for the Houston Astros? He was sooo good for a few years. You probably weren’t even born though! Anyhoo, blow out city last night. Monitor! Or don’t! Your call. I’d stream while Paul Milsap is out. That much I know!
Mario Chalmers – 14/3/4 with 3 steals and 3 threes. It’s like the same crap every year with this guy. He is what he is, yada, yada, yada. Useful! In some leagues anyway.
Michael Beasley -6/5/0 with a block. Eww, ewww, ewww. Shoo.
Norris Cole – 8/5/9 with a steal. He’ll have games like this but hard to predict when. Blow outs are random!
Jeff Green – 4/2/1 in 22 minutes. Here’s the thing about Jeff Green. Buy low! Try anyway. You better try!
Courtney Lee -17/2/1 with 3 threes in 23 minutes. Let’s see blow out plus playing against a former team equals inflated numbers. Oh, right, nevermind.
Omer Asik – 4/4/0 in 7 minutes. He demanded a trade but I demanded dinner from my wife last night and didn’t get that either! Can certainly be lost in 10 team leagues but I’d probably hold onto him elsewhere to see if he gets his wish. Doubt it anytime soon but you never know! By the way, I’m still hungry.
Alex Len – 0/0/1 with a steal in 5 minutes. Returned from his cankle injury. You know what cankles are, right? Hopefully, you’re not dating a girl with some. Scoop him up in deeep leagues. Monitor elsewhere!
Ben McLemore- 19/5/0 with a block and 4 threes. Same team, different coach. Same bullshit! I mean, do 12 guys really have to play?