Tag: mike conley
Beast of the Night: LeBron James put up 26 points, 7 rebounds, 14 dimes, 3 steals and 1 block in New Jersey. He shot 56 percent (10-18) from the field, 86 percent (6-7) from the line and had 3 turnovers. Though he’s averaging a career-high 8.6 assists per game this season, he’s also averaging 3.5 turnovers, his worst since his rookie season, not that anyone cares.
Lou Williams – 11-15 FG (73%), 7-10 FT (70%), 1 3ptm, 30 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO
Tracy McGrady – 6-12 FG (50%), 7-8 FT (88%), 2 3ptm, 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 8 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk, 3 TO
Al Harrington – 10-17 FG (59%), 6 3ptm, 26 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 TO (continue reading…)
Beast of the Night: Dwight Howard was a monster, finishing with 33 points, 17 rebounds, 3 assists, 7 blocks and just 1 turnover. He also shot 69 percent (11-16) from the floor and 85 percent (11-13) from the free throw line.
Jose Calderon – 4-10 FG (40%), 2-2 FT (100%), 2 3ptm, 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 9 Ast, 3 TO
Mike Conley – 6-12 FG (50%), 1 3ptm, 13 Pts, 7 Reb, 8 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk
Richard Hamilton – 12-18 FG (67%), 9-9 FT (100%), 3 3ptm, 36 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 TO (continue reading…)
Beast of the Night: Martell Webster poured in 28 points on 7 threes and adding 1 rebound, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 block and 1 turnover against the Clippers. He shot 69 percent (9-13) from the floor and 100 percent (3-3) from the free throw line. Webster’s value is safe for now thanks to the Blazers’ trade on Tuesday and he should be owned in most leagues.
Jason Richardson – 12-17 FG (71%), 1-2 FT (50%), 2 3ptm, 27 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk, 1 TO
Mike Conley – 3-12 FG (25%), 3-4 FT (75%), 1 3ptm, 10 Pts, 1 Reb, 11 Ast, 3 Stl
Kevin Love – 9-14 FG (64%), 3-3 FT (100%), 1 3ptm, 22 Pts, 15 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 TO (continue reading…)
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Beast of the Night: Jason Kidd was a monster again, putting up a line to the tune of 16 points, 2 threes, 8 boards, 10 assists, 5 steals, 1 block and 4 turnovers. He shot 83 percent (5-6) from the floor and 100 percent (4-4) from the line. Kidd remains one of the best fantasy point guards today.
Brandon Jennings – 7-21 FG (33%), 1-2 FT (50%), 2 3ptm, 17 Pts, 2 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl
Wilson Chandler – 10-18 FG (56%), 3-3 FT (100%), 1 3ptm, 24 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO
Danilo Gallinari – 5-14 FG (36%), 8-10 FT (80%), 2 3ptm, 20 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 Stl, 2 TO
Mike Conley – 8-12 FG (67%), 4 3ptm, 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk (continue reading…)
Allen Iverson is signing with the Memphis Grizzlies for what is expected to be a one-year deal worth $3.5 million.
This move (along with the trade for Zach Randolph) is questionable at best for the well-being of the young Memphis Grizzlies, who have a stable of promising young players that will probably be weighed down by the presence of these two historically selfish players.
While much can be said about this interesting signing, we’ll table that for now and get right down to the fantasy impact.
- For Iverson, this move cements his spot in the realm of fantasy mediocrity. He’ll most likely be backing up the point guard position, which means he won’t get anywhere close to the 36:30 he played each game in Detroit last season. Expect him to put up decent stats once every couple weeks, but the Answer is no longer that for any fantasy squad. His name still holds weight but don’t think of him as anything more than a guard to fill out the bottom of your bench in most fantasy leagues. It’ll be surprising if AI can put up more than 14/2/3.5 and a steal per game.
The key here is that Iverson will have to live with fewer minutes and touches, which is a growing shadow of bad things to come for him and the team. As Geoff Calkins at the Memphis Commercial Appeal writes:
“Iverson was unhappy backing up Rip Hamilton in Detroit, understand. The man would be unhappy sharing minutes with God. If you think he’s going to merrily sit on the bench behind Conley and O.J. Mayo as the Grizzlies lose another 50 games, I have an Iverson workout video I’d like to sell you.”
Which brings us to our next two bullet points…
- With Iverson set to backup (read: steal minutes from) Mike Conley at the point guard spot, don’t expect any uptick in the third-year player’s stats this season. This is a shame, since Conley had a real shot at becoming a more consistent, productive point guard for fantasy squads this season. It should be considered a success if Conley can maintain his minutes and production from last season.
- O.J. Mayo, who had a stellar rookie year in 2008-09, was set to be an under-the-radar fantasy stud this season. He played 38:06 per game last year and averaged 18.5/3.8/3.2 along with 1.8 threes and 1.1 steals per outing. Since Iverson will inevitably play some minutes at the two-guard spot, Mayo’s heavy minutes are now under threat to either remain the same or even dip a bit, which could mean the same for his production. He’s still worthy of a spot on your roster, but keep your expectations in check.
- For the rest of the Grizzlies’ relevant fantasy players (Rudy Gay, Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol), Iverson’s presence means less touches and shots, which doesn’t bode well for their values.
As if all the red in this post doesn’t spell it out for you, think of it this way: Iverson is a wet towel that’s been thrown onto the entire Grizzlies roster. It’s possible that one or two of his teammates will figure out a way to thrive underneath, or even escape its evil, damp clenches, but the chances for anything good coming from this situation are slim at best.