When Tony Parker went to the doctor the other day I imagine the conversation went something like this: ”Where does it hurt, Tony?” … “Well, Doc, it kind of hurts everywhere.”… “Does it hurt here, Tony?” … “Ouch, ouch, yes, yes.” … “How about here, Tony?” … “Ow! Yes!” … “And here, Tony?” … “No, not there, um, that’s my nut sack, Doc.” … “Oh. How about here?” … “Ee-ow! Oui!” … “Tony, I am diagnosing you with general soreness!” That’s exactly how it happened so it looks like he’ll be out awhile, whatever that means. In the meantime, Patty Mills and Corey Joseph will take over the point guard reins in San Antone’. Or is it reigns? I can never remember. Anyhoo! Improper English aside, last night Corey Joseph actually started but quickly succumbed to a bad case of Millsitis as Patty went out and dropped 25/5/5 with two threes and a block in 27 minutes. As for Corey, he posted 7/3/1 with a steal and a three in 24 minutes. Could it be a case of these two canceling each other out? Probably. But for now I’d go ahead and stream Patty since he’s got a little momentum going. If you want to go ahead and grab Corey in deeper leagues, give him a whirl. Your call! Here’s what else I saw in fantasy basketball last night:
Mike Scott – 13/7/1 with a three in 25 minutes. The return of DeMarre Carroll and Pero Antic will probably burst his bubble but keep blowing until then.
Jeff Teague – 8/2/2 with a steal in 33 minutes. On the season he’s averaging 15 ppg and 7 dimes yet everyone and their mother says he sucks. My mother and I, on the other hand, say he doesnt suck! Doubt he gets traded too.
Tyler Zeller – 18/15/1 with a block in 25 minutes and he did it all with one hand tied behind his back! Well, he was playing the Sixers so it’s half believable. Jump on until Anderson Varejao is back. Whenever that will be.
Anthony Bennett – 10/11/2 in 24 minutes. See Tyler Zeller above.
Tony Wroten – 12/3/1 with a steal in 24 minutes. He and James Anderson will be the biggest beneficiaries if Evan Turner is shipped. Grab and stash, y’all! You can always launch Friday if ET stays home.
Greivis Vasquez – 14/7/0 in 26 minutes. I mentioned yesterday I’m holding him in a 14 team league but will consider launching him if Kyle Lowry isn’t moved by the deadline tomorrow. Go ahead and stash him for a day if you want. It’s called spec! It looks like Toronto is going to hold onto Kyle though for now. Sigh.
Kyle Singler – 13/2/3 with 3 steals and 3 threes in 40 minutes. He’s actually averaged 40 minutes a game over his last 5 while averaging 12.2 ppg/4.6 rpg with 2 steals and almost 2 threes per. Not too shabby for the only white kid on the team! Racist!
Tim Hardaway, Jr. – 23/1/0 with a steal and 4 threes in 23 minutes. The Knicks are like the wild west, you just don’t know what the hell is going to happen next. Over his last 10 he’s averaging almost 30 minutes a game and probably will see significant run the rest of the way so go ahead and give him a whirl if you’re in need of the cheap 3 or two. See what I did there? Double entendre!
Courtney Lee – 6/2/4 with 2 steals and a block in 37 minutes. Tony Allen is back soon but he’s rumored to be shipped with Tayshaun Prince to Minny for J.J. Barea and Chase Budinger. A whopper of a deal! In any event, I think CLee has seen his best consistent moments this season.
Victor Oladipo – 6/1/3 with a steal in 22 minutes. While he’s having a nice Rookie season, here’s what I told you in the 2013 Draft Guide: 31. Victor Oladipo – So far he’s having a nice pre-season but Jameer Nelson still looms as does Arron Afflalo so temper expectations. Until Jameer gets hurt that is. Yowzaaa! That reasoning is exactly why I predicted Michael Carter-Williams would win ROY. In that same post, I also predicted Taj Gibson and John Henson would compete for 6th Man of the Year Award. Mmmmmhmmm. Oh, by the way, I can’t wait to own Victor next year when Nelson won’t be around to ball block him anymore!
Nate Wolters – 15/7/8 with 2 steals and a three in 40 minutes. On Monday I told you to spec grab him quick, quick. Early this morning, I saw another huge fantasy site told you to grab him after last night’s game. Um, thanks for the expert advice, sport, I read the box score too. Sigh.
Mario Chalmers – 10/2/9 with 4 steals and 2 threes in 30 minutes. He’s a guy who just helps your team without being noticed. Gimme 5 dimes, almost 2 steals and over a three per all year baby. Unfortunately, he’s also a guy owners tend to consider losing for a hot free agent but they usually end up regretting it.
Shawn Marion – 7/7/0 with a steal and a three in 28 minutes. I’ve been getting a lot of complaints about Shawn Marion lately like I’m related to the guy or something. But over his last 10 he’s still averaging 31 minutes per game so until I start to see a consistent dip in his minutes I can’t really recommend a drop.
P.J. Tucker – 13/11/1 with a steal in 37 minutes. Over his last 5 he’s averaging just shy of a double-double with a steal and a three to boot. Am I the biggest fan? Hellz no but I’ll ride that puppy until I can’t ride no mo.
Evan Fournier – 25/8/4 with 2 steals and 3 threes in 33 minutes. He needed OT to get to 33 minutes but I’d jump on his band wagon and stream him for as long as Ty Lawson remains sidelined. May as well.