Tonight is a very short night in the NBA due to the Super Bowl with just two games on tap. I am not going to do any plays tonight as you can pretty much just play everyone that is playing, but I will go through a bunch of notes from yesterday.
-Tony Parker went all mid 2000s on us last night with 42 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists. He dismantled the Thunder defense throughout the entire game to become the leading scorer on the night. Parker is proving that he still has some of that elite game he once had left.
-Jeremy Lin finally provided the point guard play Mike D’antoni has been looking for all season off the Knicks bench last night. 25 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists later and we might have ourselves another new Knicks point guard with value. Lin just flat out plays with more energy than most of the other Knick players and they actually looked a little like a real D’antoni team for stretches while Lin and Shumpert were on the floor together. Lin is a decent add because of his situation, but he could just as easily bottom out and continue his hot streak.
-Reggie Williams made his first start of the season for the injured Gerald Henderson and scored 21 points along with 7 rebounds and 6 assists in a surprising 39 minutes. Even though he was starting, he was still expected to play limited minutes sharing time with Matt Carroll. That was not the case as Williams proved he is healthy and made himself today’s best add.
-Kosta Koufos got the start last night for the Nuggets and center and posted 16 points and 12 rebounds in 34 minutes. If he can keep up these minutes while Timofey Mozgov is out, he will provide solid big man value.
-Bismack Biyombo was another first time starter last night for the Bobcats. He posted 11 points, 12 rebounds and 2 blocks. Biyombo played more than well enough to earn another start and had elite blocks/rebounds upside and should be on the radar in all leagues.
-Nic Batum returned to action from his bone bruise and promptly drained 9-of-15 threes on his way to 33 points to go along with 3 steals. Batum clearly is fine following the injury.
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Brandon Knight – Broken Nose – D2D
Steph Curry – Groin – D2D
Raymond Felton – Foot – D2D
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