I might be talking crazy, purely out of frustration, but Roy Hibbert is overrated. On my DraftStreet fantasy team he literally took away my points, that’s hard to do. He finished with zero points, zero rebounds, zero assists, one turnover and five missed shots. Not to mention his team got trampled by the Atlanta Hawks in the game on Sunday.
There might be an explanation to his poor play, according to Page Q sports, Hibbert had a falling off with Paul George. Note: This article is absolute BS and makes little sense but it’s too funny to ignore, here’s an excerpt:
According to 19 sources close to the Indiana Pacers, the team’s recent deterioration is largely due to an awkward sexual incident between former stars Roy Hibbert and Paul George.
“It all started with a groupie named Dixie,” one highly dependable source says. “Roy and Paul were engaging in a threesome with her after the win against Utah on March 2. But they ended up crossing swords, and then there was lots of shouting and crying. The team obviously hasn’t recovered.”
Yes, they apparently have 19 sources.
I hope you all had a good laugh, now on to fantasy basketball.
With six NBA games on the calendar tonight, I have my daily preview.
Detroit Pistons at Atlanta Hawks
Always fun seeing a player return to their old stompin’ grounds. Josh Smith ($13,016) will need to do work against his old team if he expects his Piston’s team to win. Atlanta is still playing for that eighth seed and it’s safe to say they need this win desperately.
Brooklyn Nets at Miami Heat
The Nets haven’t lost to Miami all year, you read that right. The Heat just can’t take care of business against Brooklyn and trail the season series 0-3. I suspect the Nets will win again. I put Joe Johnson ($11,089) on my fantasy team but Deron Williams ($12,882) is a good option too.
San Antonio Spurs at Minnesota Timberwolves
The Spurs catch a huge break after star PG Tony Parker was only announced to has a sprain in his back and is listed as day-to-day. This is a great opportunity for Patty Mills, ($8,706) who’s very cheap by starting PG standards.
Dallas Mavs at Utah Jazz
Dirk Nowitzki ($17,257) is only 18 points away from jumping to tenth on the all-time scoring list. You would have to think he’ll go for it tonight. I know he doesn’t have the defensive ability Tim Duncan has, but he has to be up there in the greatest big man ever discussion. In his last 10 games he’s averaged 23.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists on 49% shooting.
Oklahoma City Thunder at Sacramento Kings
If you like security you like Kevin Durant ($22,881). Barring injury or a comet crashing into the building, Durant will drop at least 25. Make sure you don’t pick any PG’s on the Kings, Russell Westbrook is too good for the young guys.
Houston Rockets at LA Lakers
Dwight Howard is soon to return but will not be playing in LA tonight, sadly. The one thing worse than booing a player the entire game is a blowout. With or without Howard, James Harden ($19,423) and his Rockets will have celebrities leaving the building by halftime.
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Brett Poirier is a contributor to Sheridan Hoops. Follow @BrettNBA