Happy Friday, readers.
It’s time for another edition of Fantasy Friday. If you’re new ’round here, click on over to the inaugural matchup to read a quick description.
Let’s see if the men can get their first win in this battle of damaged goods: Danny Granger vs. Jennifer Aniston.
The parallels between the two are simple: nobody seems to want them despite their obvious gifts.
Ms. Aniston has always been beautiful and even if you dislike her, it’s hard to deny that she’s a stunning gal at age 41. The strange thing is that she seems to have the hardest time finding a good guy to stay with her (unless you’re in the Bill Simmons camp and think her stubborn singlehood is a PR move). How can this be? How can a lady this pretty (just watch how men’s heads turn when they pass by one of those Smart Water ads on the street) and mildly talented be spurned so many times by so many men? There must be something wrong with her (besides her ever-rising age), right?
Granger is in the same boat. We know he’s immensely talented and a fantasy force to be reckoned with. He hits threes like his next meal depends on it, scores in bunches, and is a pretty good thief and blocker. The dude should be a no-brainer as a top-seven fantasy player when you look at his averages. Why, then, is he slipping to the latter parts of the first round, and beyond? Because he’s so maddeningly unhealthy. At the ripe age of 27, he isn’t all that young anymore, and his chances of regaining consistent health are getting slimmer by the day.
Both Ms. Aniston and Granger are worthy of admiration, but it seems that many have a hard time seeing either as a keeper.
So the question is, who would you rather keep: Danny Granger or Jennifer Aniston? Vote in the poll below and let us hear your thoughts in the comments section.