Line of the Night: Because last night, he cleaned a lot of glass. Two days ago I said “dizzle” should take a trade for Marcin Gortat (2.03) and for once I actually got something right. On a night with only 3 games, the fantasy envelope is never pushed too hard, but Gortat did come up with 14 points (4-4 from the line), 18 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocks. Not the best Line of the Night ever by any stretch, but pretty good for something who wasn’t even considered a factor before ending up in Phoenix.
Honorable Mentions: Of course, “dizzle” was getting Gortat in exchange for the next guy on the list: Landry Fields (1.50), who had 19 points (6-9 from the field, 6-6 from the line), 6 rebounds, and 4 steals. Like Gortat, Fields was also sitting at home waiting for fantasy owners to call him at the start of the season. Ty Lawson (1.49) had another strong game starting for the Nuggets with 20 points (8-13 from the field), 11 assists, and 4 steals. We haven’t heard a lot from Shawn Marion (1.30) this year, but when you play the Knicks, there are always opportunities to rack up the stats. Marion did that with 22 points (10-15 from the field), 8 rebounds, and 2 steals. On the ther end of that Knick thing, Amare Stoudemire (1.00) scored 36 points (12-13 from the line) to go with 7 rebounds.
Waiver Wire Line of the Night: Much like Ty Lawson above, Toney Douglas (1.07) also took advantage of Chauncey Billups’ absence with 18 points (4-4 from the line), and 8 assists (28% owned). Unfortunately (for Toney Dougie) Chauncey Billy plans to play on Sunday, so that’s probably the end of his 6 game run. Did anyone out there get a chance to take advantage?
Pick Up Lines: Rodrigue Beaubois (0.54) is still in the running for Mavericks Point Guard Idol (aka the Take Over If Jason Kidd Ever Retires contest). Last night he had 14 points, and 6 assists (11% owned).
Mario Chalmers (0.19) is a decent deep league PG when he’s making threes like he did last night (3 threes en route to 9 points). But apparently when he’s shooting, he doesn’t pass because after games with 5 and 4 assists, he had 0 last night. He did make up a little with his 5 rebounds (9% owned). Who knows how long it will be before Mike Bibby plays anything besides Not Crappy.
Biggest Loser: Vince Carter (-0.74) and his 6 points, 1 rebound, 2 assist, 2-11 from the field game are going to share the honors with his teammate Steve Nash (-0.33) who managed only 7 points, and 2 rebounds to go with his 7 assists and 6 turnovers. There’s a reason the Suns lost by 19 points and it’s not a seven foot white guy with 18 rebounds. I mean, there were a lot of shots to clean up.
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