Getting healthier by the day
And I brought most of my games used totals back in line without falling too far behind.
J.R. Smith's suspension is over, but now with AI and Melo, plus the stellar play of Boykins in Smith's absence it's no guarantee he'll return to his former playing time or scoring. He and Melo were tearing it up, but AI and Boykins could put a big stop to that.
Billups could play this weekend and he seems to have been very smart about when he's coming back, not rushing and healing properly.
Monta Ellis is back and doing alright, though the 9 turnovers in one game was ugly.
West has been cleared to shoot but most impressively he was keeping his fitness up the whole time he was out. He'll have rust, no doubt, but it shouldn't last too long.
Childress might get a bit of a bump too, with Claxton hurting his knee tonight.
Not much word on Paul and that's a bit of a concern. Lewis is breaking my heart not being there.
Nice pickup Jay with Mutumbo. I didn't even go look because I figured someone had him, he's been an animal of late. Whoops, big error on my part. I've been watching his stats because I've been playing Juwan Howard who's been doing well in his own right, but Mutumbo has been outplaying him regularly. Sweet pickup for you until Yao returns.
Here's the funny line of the night though:
Elton Brand - 21 points on 10/17 and 1/2 shooting, 6 rebounds, 0 steals, 1 block.
Mark Blount - 21 points on 10/15 and 1-3 pointer, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, 0 blocks.
Yep, Mark Blount, Celtics refugee to the T'Wolves matches Brand in fantasy output tonight.
What do you think someone would have told you if you said to them at the start of the season that Blount would match Brand in even a single game? The good news/bad news thing is I have Blount, which is good, the bad is I think for the time being I might rather have Mutumbo. Once Yao is back that might change though, as Blount is fitting really well with the Wolves and may last the season as a starter alongside Garnett, if the latter isn't traded. But I could see Houston going with Ming/Mutumbo and Howard taking the big minutes hit down the road. I just hope West is back before Yao so I don't miss anything with a decrease in Howard's production.