I’ve never had a high ankle sprain. Hell I don’t even really know what a high ankle sprain is! All I know is that a high ankle sprain is not a regular ankle sprain. If it was, it’d be called an ankle sprain! Unfortunately, last night, Ricky Rubio suffered an ankle sprain of the, um, highest order. A high ankle sprain! Right now there is no time table on how long Ricky will be out but it could be weeks. It could be days (which doesn’t look likely at the moment). It could be years! Dramatic! In the meantime, Mo Williams (18% owned in Yahoo! leagues) is your Huckleberry. Last night Mo dropped 4/2/7 with 3 blocks in 31 minutes. While he’s starting would 12ish points, 5ish dimes and close to a three and steal per surprise me? Nope! Something around there is my best guestimate. If that floats your boat, which it probably does, then go ahead and make the grab. Quick, quick. For you deep league fanatics, go ahead and consider spec grabbing Zach LaVine (3% owned in Yahoo! leagues). Monitor elsewhere. As if you didn’t know! Hey, it’s Add/Drop Saturday! Here are the top guys to consider picking up for fantasy basketball who are owned in under 50% of Yahoo! leagues.
Chris Copeland – 49% – I’ve been telling you to grab him since he was like 1% owned. Loved him as one of my favorite sleepers this year. Now everyone loves him. Thanks, um, experts!
Josh McRoberts – 47% – Hey, haven’t you heard. He’s not very good at basketball right now.
Perry Jones – 44% – If he was dropped then go ahead and scoop and stash.
Courtney Lee – 42% – Last week when he was just 11% owned, here’s what I told you: He’s day to day after being concussed last night. Or slightly concussed. Whatever that means. You’re either concussed or you’re not! He’s getting minutes so go ahead. Now he’s 40%. Hope you grabbed him before all the Monday morning quarterbacks told you how good he was. You know, like your grandmother.
Garrett Temple – 30% – Goose egged from the field last night while puking a 3/2/3 line but I wouldn’t let that deter me. Bradley Beal is hurt. As if!
Matt Barnes – 32% – His ownership actually dropped from 36% this week. More of a monitor recommendation because he’s still starting. He’ll sink your boat right now!
Iman Shumpert – 29% – Until at least Jose Calderon comes back I’d be happy to own Shump. I think you’d be too! When Jose comes back, then you’ll probably be sad.
Evan Turner – 26% – With Marcus Smart hurt, he could see some extra backcourt burn. I’ve never turned on a player as much as I have on ET. Last year, I loved him on the Sixers, this year, I want to punch him in the head.
Brandon Wright – 24% – He’s still averaging only around 19 mpg which doesn’t thrill me but he be doing what he do. Mostly blocking the basketball and rebounding the basketball (a little bit).
Norris Cole – 33% – Here’s what I told you in last week’s Add/Drop post: I’m surprised the Heat have fallen in love with him suddenly and I do think his explosion on Wednesday was more of an anomaly but add him to see if he can keep it up. Quick, quick! After this past week, now you know why was I was surprised! My Magic 8 Ball knows!
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – 37% – Returned last night and hopefully will continue to be doing what he do.
Ed Davis – 29% – Even with Julius Randle out for the year, Ed has only averaged 19 mpg over his last 3. Meh. Monitor if you feel like it.
Steve Adams – 23% – I’m liking those minutes, baby! Perry Jones will probably cut into them a bit though. If he ever comes back! He better! In Perry we trust. Sort of.
P.J. Tucker – 23% – Could be good for chipping in close to a three and steal per along with some boards and a smattering of points! You know, useful!
K.J. McDaniels – 20% – He’s looking good but temper expectations since Michael Carter-Williams is due back late next week. Stream for now if you feel like it. You’ll feel like a salmon! Or something like that.
Jarrett Jack – 14% – Dropped from 20% last week. Can’t really blame anyone. He had a shitty week! Monitor.
DJ Augustin – 22% – Brandon Jennings showed signs of life last night so I’m not going out of my way for him.
Otto Porter, Jr. – 14% – Hit or miss. Mostly miss. Garrett Temple boned him! Nobody likes to get boned. Wait. Let me think about that last part.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – 23% – Worth adding while Jody Meeks is on the shelf. It’s a pretty long shelf!
Solomon Hill – 15% – He’s getting rather large minutes right now. Jump on! If you’d like. C.J. Miles (12%) looms. CJ has a headache. He can’t play, his head hurts! Hey, CJ, smoke some pot!, said Levon Bell.
Tim Hardaway Jr. – 14% – Look up a little bit and re-read the Iman Shumpert blurb. That!
Kirk Hinrich – 14% – Streameeeeeer! Or don’t. Your call. Your team!
Marvin Williams – 11% – You see the Bobcats front court lately!? Not Rhetorical! If you haven’t then go take a look. Grab Marvin first though. In deep leagues anyway.
Gary Neal – 10% – If you own Gerald Henderson and not Gary Neal, then do the needful! No, I’m not Indian.
Evan Fournier – 14% – Still too low while Victor Oladipo is out. Just saying! Go, man.
Brandon Davies – 8% – Sixer alert! Hit or miss though. Do you feel lucky? Punk!
Andrea Bargnani – 3% – From last week: If you have an IR spot then go ahead and throw Andrea on there. Talk about no love for a guy who averaged 13/5 with over a block per and close to a three per last season. Just saying. I’m also saying he’s a pussy. He’s still a pussy and I still think you should throw him on your IR, if you have one!
Marcus Thornton – 2% – See the Evan Turner blurb above minus the love part and minus the wanting to punch him in the head part.
Isaiah Canaan – 1% – Go ahead and stream whenever Patrick Beverley misses time. No point guard gets many dimes on that team anyway. They have Jimmy Beard! My own nickname for him. Not sure why it’s never caught on like wild fire. It should!