What a strange first couple of months of the season for me. After dedicating myself daily to this blog the last couple of years, 2013/14 has been much more difficult due to other non-blog related commitments. As a result, I haven’t able to post nearly as much as you or I would like! Insert sad face emoticon here. So what happens now that I’ve sufficiently pissed off all my loyal readers? I get nominated as a finalist by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association for the 2013 Fantasy Basketball Writer of the Year! Go figure. It’s an honor, it really is and I’m humbled and grateful. Thanks go out to all you guys for supporting the blog the last couple of years and all of your kind words, they mean more than you can imagine. Here’s a little secret, I also have to thank some close friends both in and out of the fantasy sports writing industry when I confided to them in September that I was thinking about putting the blog on hiatus. I explained that I knew my time commitment wasn’t going to be the same as in years past. I was met with nothing but words of encouragement that I should not give up this blog, it’s too good to let go and, even though it doesn’t make any money, people love reading it and the insight also isn’t that bad :). You guys know who you are and I thank you, without you the blog would probably be shut down right now until further notice. Going forward in 2014 I truly hope I can get out more posts and help you to fantasy basketball success because I do care and I do want you to win! Sniff. However, let me also apologize in advance if you curse me out when new posts aren’t up as often as you’d like. Maybe buy a t-shirt or something! Anyhoo, it’s Add/Drop Friday! The first of 2014. Let’s get to it shall we? Note all ownership percentages are from Yahoo!
Brandon Knight – 72% – Here’s what I told you back on November 30: Brandon Knight – 37% – I really can’t wait to stop listing him every Friday. Pick him up already. He’s going to start! Before that, here’s what I told you back on November 22: Brandon Knight – 40% – Probably should grab him before he comes back healthy and shoots up into the 60+% range. Oh, he will shoot into the 60+% range. Mark my Magic 8 Balls’ whatever that thing is called. Now he’s up to 72%. 72! Listen to my Magic 8 Ball, man. Other sites are really great at telling you to pick up a guy after they do something. That’s expert advice?? Tssk tssk.
Wilson Chandler – 71% – I ran something on him days before he came back and told you to grab him pronto before he came back. You’re welcome.
Tobias Harris - 68% – Still too low for my taste. Ersan Ilyasova is at 83%! Just sayin’.
Nick Young – 60% – This boy is on fiya! Sell him before you get burned! Or is it burnt?
J.J. Hickson – 58% – I ran something on him as soon as JaVale McGee’s lame ass went down for the count. You’re welcome.
Reggie Jackson – 56% – What you don’t like starting point guards?, said Grievis Vasquez (56% owned).
Miles Plumlee – 53% – Go ahead, keep owning guys like Harrison Barnes at 59% I guess. Suit yourself.
Channing Frye – 47% – I remember a long, long time ago I told you to pick him up when he was just 7% owned back in November. Remember that? You’re welcome.
Jodie Meeks – 36% – The guy is averaging 2.1 3pm and 1.2 spg along with 12+ ppg. You don’t like that? If not, pick him up and sell him! I’d sell him.
Markieff Morris – 33% – At the end of the day the guy is averaging 12.2/6.2 with three quarters of a block, steal and three per. Sounds like a lot but it’s like 75% of 1. Still not too shabby!, said Harrison Ford.
Gerald Green – 32% – Over his last 5 he’s averaging 13.6 ppg/1.6 spg/3.2 3pm. Someone dropped him after a couple of duds in mid-December in one of my Yahoo! leagues and I happily scooped him up asap. You should do the same!
Giannis Antetokounmpo – 30% – I despise typing his name. Despise it but I do it for you! By the way, I totally thought he was white before I saw him. I’m racist like that!
Andray Blatche – 29% – The guy misses 4 games for personal reasons and he’s dropped like a hot potato. Poor Andray. Poor you if you don’t get him! Quick. !
Brandon Wright – 24% – I don’t see him exploding but should be solid enough. Like oak! Or something like that.
James Johnson – 23% – Not sure if you noticed but Tayshaun Prince blows ass. Start sniffing around to see if James is available in your league.
Tony Wroten – 17% – Ownable everywhere when Michael Carter-Williams misses time. Not a necessary grab but if I owned MCW in a 12 team deeper type league, I’d be sure to handcuff Wroten if possible.
D.J. Augustin – 16% -With Kirky Hinrich back, I expect regression. Hey, only one point guard at a time! I prefer Hiney. I’m a hiney guy!
Terrence Ross – 16% – Back in December I told you to expect 12ish points, 4ish boards, a couple of dimes per, 1.5ish threes and a steal per with poor percents. Well, thus far he’s at 14 ppg/3.8 rpg/1.1 apg/2 3pm/.9 spg/.457 FG/.90 FT (only 1 FTA per though). Basically, I’m almost spot on! Except for the percents, he’s done better than I expected. Not bad! Magic 8 Ball did it again!
Kirk Hinrich – 15% – I’d take him for his dimes, steals and threes. His boards aint half bad either at 3 per for a shitty pg.
Kendall Marshall – 14% – Got picked up in one of my leagues at 1:11 am on January 1. Guys, get a fucken life!
Marco Belinelli – 11% – He plays for the Spurs which means he plays for the Spurs which means, you know what I mean! Cheap threes really. Nothing more!
Trevor Booker – 11% – You trust Nene Hilario? You know the guy I told you to ship his ass out back in November and early December when he was red hot. Yes, that Nene!
Luke Ridnour – 4% – With O.J. Mayo (whom I terribly missed on this year to my chinny chinny chagrin) sucking the orange, Luke is quietly getting stuff done. That’s what he do!
Tyler Zeller – 2% – I’d handcuff him if I owned Anderson Varejao since, um, he’s a little injury prone. Didn’t you notice! No question mark needed. Rhetorical! Stash him if you have the room elsewhere. Or don’t. Your call.
Mike Scott – 2% – Upside baby. Yeah, baby. Should probably be owned in more than 2% of leagues at the moment. I don’t know.
Anthony Tolliver – 1% – Cheap threes here, get your cheap threes here. I’m talking really cheap! Keep your eye on Chris-Douglas Roberts, too. Or is it Chris Douglas-Roberts?
Andrew Bynum – 63% – 63% hahahahehahehehehahe. Oh, brother. Keep holding him said, Taj Gibson, John Henson, Channing Frye, Jared Sullinger, Andray Blatche, etc, etc, yada, yada, yada.
Andrea Bargnani – 63% Can lose in shallow leagues only for now. I told you to ship his ass out a long time ago! You really should listen to me. I know! My Magic 8 Ball does anyway.
Russell Westbrook – 95% – Can consider losing in 10 team leagues with a deeep wire. Oh, by the way, here’s what I told you back in my Top 25 Point Guards for 2013 Draft Guide: 17. Russell Westbrook – The once indesctructable Russell has been destructed! Is that a word? It is now! He’s a tough call but I’m leaning toward passing on him unless he really slides or comes cheap and I’m definitely not reaching for him. That’s just me though. I don’t like injuries. Who likes injuries? If you do draft him then go get number 44. Reggie Jackson! I passed everywhere. Not for me, dawg.
Brook Lopez - 49% – Out for the year. Funny story, I dropped him for Anthony Tolliver last week in one of my leagues only to see him get scooped up on waivers two days later. That’s funny, I thought, why did Lopez get picked up? Oh, shit, this one is a dynasty league! Oops.