It’s that time of year in fantasy hoops. When a player gets injured, there’s a risk of them being shut down entirely. I happened to be at the game where Kyrie Irving got hurt, and after he shot two free throws — using only his ‘wrong’ hand — stood to applaud his exit without knowing that a sprained left shoulder will keep him out for the next month, if not the rest of the year.
How is this man not an All-Star? Stephen Curry scored 54 points, the most in the NBA in more than six years. He hit eleven 3-pointers on 13 attempts. With David Lee suspended for the previous night’s wrestling match, Curry played all 48 minutes and very nearly won the game singlehandedly.