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Andy Behrens and Dalton Del Don are back to discuss all things NBA in the latest fantasy basketball podcast — and this is our 10th episode!
Before we get into it, here’s your weekly mention of Carmelo Anthony: He’s up to 71% rostered in Yahoo leagues, and was awarded your NBA Western Conference Player of the Week. (02:19)
But let’s move on. In this week’s Starting Five, Andy and Dalton run down the five biggest storylines of the fantasy week:
1) Nikola Jokic has been disappointing this year. He came into the season with an ADP around 6 on Yahoo. Currently ranked 45 in 9-cat on Basketball Monster. Worth buying low or nah? (05:09)
2) Rajon Rondo put up a near triple-double against the Jazz on Wednesday night, with a stat line of 14/9/12. Andy and Dalton talk about why Rondo could be worth a grab for fantasy owners dealing with point guard injuries. (09:46)
3) Andre Drummond is rolling: averaging 17/17 with a suddenly palatable 62 FT%. He was merely one assist away from the mythical 5x5 — logging at least 5 points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks — on Tuesday. (11:59)
4) Ja Morant is “week-to-week” with back spasms. Backup PG Tyus Jones has not exactly set the world on fire but De’Anthony Melton played well on Wednesday. (16:24)
Next up, Andy and Dalton are joined by Kyle McKeown from Basketball Monster. The trio go over James Harden’s historic and maybe even a little underrated season (22:29), what to do about Zion Williamson (30:53), and whether Andrew Wiggins can keep up his career year. (35:24)
And we wrap up the show with In Case You Missed It. ICYMI this week: Announcers gone wild. First, Atlanta Hawks announcers were not happy with James Harden being upset on the bench during a blow out when Harden realized he was two points away from a career-high. Then, the Utah Jazz commentary team complained about a shoeless LeBron James on the court cheering on teammates on the defensive end.
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