The rumor mill is churning! Can you hear it? Mills don’t usually make much noise so you probably can’t but it’s churning alright. It’s saying Omer Asik will be moved somewhere in the next days. Oh, it’s going to happen, that’s for sure so what you’re going to do, boys and girls, is go out and grab him right now before you know where he’s going. It’s called pot luck! Since he’s been virtually useless this season, let’s go back and take a look at his numbers from last year when he started all 8o games and averaged 30 mpg. He averaged 10.1 ppg/11.7 rpg/1 bpg/.540 FG. That’s double-double stuff. Like the Oreo! If he lands in Philly, he’s going to hurt Spencer Hawes a bit but they’ll both survive. For fantasy purposes anyway. Go now and grab him. If you don’t then continue to hold Kosta Koufos. That’ll be fun in January. Here’s what else I saw in fantasy basketball yesterday.
Terrence Jones – 2/5/0 in 15 minutes. The guy has been sick with the flu. How do you think you’d do playing with the flu? Not so good. (Well!). Ironic. Hold course with Terry. He’s definitely not a Terry. If Thaddeus Young lands in Houston then you can go ahead and probably launch him after a few games of monitoring. Not Thaddeus, Terrence!
Derrick Williams – 11/6/0 with a steal and a block in 24 minutes. I’d like to see more than 24 minutes of burn but he’s hit double digit points even with Rudy Gay in the lineup and Jason Thompson sucks serious ass. With apologies to his mother, of course. If Derrick is still floating around out there and you can do with 12ish/6ish then go ahead and take a whirl. I don’t see much better than that. On average!
Kosta Koufos – Started but dropped just 2/2/0 in 15 minutes. It seems like Jon Leuer is the flavor of the day in Memphis, maybe even the week! At best, we may be looking a time share going forward until Marc Gasol returns with a few big games sprinkled in from Kosta but good luck figuring out when that’ll be. Feel free to launch for a hot free agent. Lift off!
Jon Leuer – 15/9/0 in 30 minutes off the bench. He’s definitely one of the hottest lesser owned guys right now so go ahead and take a whirl if he’s still available. Unless you don’t like 16.4 ppg/8.2 rpg/1 spg with solid percents. As if! Go! Better hurry. Oops, he’s probably long gone.
Robin Lopez – 12/13/3 with a steal in 39 minutes. I have to admit, his play has shocked the crap out of me this season. He’s found his niche! He’s actually elevated over his last 5 to 13.8 ppg/10.2 rpg/1.8 bpg. I’ll eat my hat if he continues to double-double but his season averages looks about right going forward. I don’t own him anywhere though. Wouldn’t mind owning him. He’s for realz!
Kyle Singler – 5/3/0 in 15 minutes. You don’t know what you’re going to get from night to night with this kid. Isn’t that fun! He’s probably one of the most picked up and dropped players in fantasy because he’s the type of guy you don’t mind streaming in H2H leagues when you have an open active roster spot. That’s Kyle. The streamer guy!
Tobias Harris – 8/4/2 with a steal in 23 minutes. You have to be patient with him, like the way I’m patient with my mother when she calls me talking about the weather every day. Oh, buy low if you can! Tobias, not my mother. My mother isn’t for sale. She’s priceless!
Reggie Jackson – 10/4/5 in 23 minutes. He’s now at 14.8 ppg/4 rpg/3.5 apg over his last 5. I don’t think he can maintain such numbers in 24ish minutes per game but you have to like what you’re seeing even with Russell Westbrook back. He’s Reggie Jackson! Nobody puts number 44 in a corner!
Al-Farouq Aminu – 9/5/1 with 2 steals and 2 blocks. He’s averaged double-double over his last 5 and I see no real reason why that won’t continue until Anthony Davis returns. Of course, I dropped him in one league right before AD went down. Thanks very much, Magic 8 Ball! Sigh.
Wilson Chandler – 19/5/3 with 2 threes and a block. I told you to pick him up weeks ago before he came back and I hope you did. He’s finally getting into game shape and has averaged 14 ppg/6.4 rpg/1.8 apg/1.8 3pm/1 bpg over his last 5. I also like his name. It’s very Grey Pouponish.
Jordan Hamilton – 2/8/3 with a steal. Over his last 5 he’s averaging 22 mpg/9 ppg/5.2 rpg/1.2 apg/2 3pm/1 spg. Does that float your boat? Does it!? If so, then float away. Be careful though. You might sink!
Channing Frye – 20/5/0 with 5 threes in 31 minutes. I look at the Suns roster and what you see is basically what you’re going to get all year outside of a possible Alex Len sighting. Alex and Len happen to be immediate family members of mine but I still don’t like Alex Len! I love Alex and Len though. Anyhoo! I don’t see the good times stopping for Channing anytime soon! Maybe all year!