Since Yorkis has been very weak with his Fantasy Hoops Blog, I have decided to provide my own personal expertise. Basically, since I scour every boxscore out there, I will be able to point out who's hot, who needs to be cut, and where to find help for any particular category.
But, as a first post, I have decided to unveil my own personal feature:
Players Who Get Manlove
- Eddy Curry - I must confess, this is a personal thing. I grabbed Eddy 2 years ago when I had an open roster spot going into the Finals. I then watched his next game, as he put up a career high 45 points. For that reason, like Spooge's hold on the top spot in the infamous "Jackass List", Eddy Curry will always be first in line for Manlove. Most recently though, Eddy did come through with his first double double since Dec 18th and has been a consistent source of double digit points all year. Now if he could only learn to rebound...
- Jeff Foster - When he came back from injury Indiana was dealing with all the suspensions. I casually mentioned to someone that he would be well worth an addition to a fantasy roster since he was going to get minutes and have to play the role of veteran leader. I was laughed at, but later got the last laugh as that person saw his run of double doubles and added him to their roster. He slowed down a bit in the middle of the season as the players began to return to Indi, but has recently shown back up with a pair of 17 rebound games (2/13 & 2/16). He'll never give you more than 15 points (averaging under 10 for the year) and doesn't block shots for a center, but man those rebounding numbers are nice.
- Damon Stoudamire - For years the man known as "Mighty Mouse" was high on a list of players worth killing. But for right now, he has been one of the hottest performers in the NBA. People who cut him when he was benched are probably hating me right now, but hey, that's too bad. You should have jumped back on the bandwagon. Here are his stats for the last month: .960 from the FT line, 3.2 3's, 22 pts, 6 assists, and 1.3 steals a game. He went over a month without missing a free throw. He had back to back 30 point games. I can only hope that his recent string of average games isn't a sign he's cooled off. He missed 2 free throws and has recently had games of 7 and 5 turnovers. Either way, he gets mucho manlove for his last month.
I think a Top 3 is enough for now. Later renditions of this list should include more (and I am open to suggestions) and since I love him so much, I just might make a regular "Reasons to Love Eddy Curry" a once a week feature.
I'll be back later with more fantasy hoops insight.