By Elvis GutierrezThe Cavs shook up the league by trading half of its roster at the trade deadline. In fantasy basketball world, the shakeup means more food for players affected by the trades. Hello, Joe Ingles!
First Bottle: Joe Ingles
Who has the coolest nickname in the league? It’s not Joe “Jingles” Ingles. He’s a straight baller. This week, he showed why the Jazz invested in him long-term as he had his best week of his career with averages of 18.5 ppg, 5 rpg, 4.5 apg, 3.5 3s, and 1 spg. RODNEY HOO?
Second Bottle: Brandon Ingram
More than half of the season has passed and a lot of “experts” are counting Ingram out as a fantasy asset. Yes, he scores and gives you a trickle of assists and rebounds, but his percentages need a lot of improvement especially his horrible FT%. But like most of the talented young players in the league, they tend to improve in time. This week, Ingram seemed to put it all together with averages of 22 ppg, 5 rpg, 2.3 apg, .7 spg, .7 bpg, and a pristine 64% from the field and 8/8 FTs. There is hope,
spoiled impatient Laker fans!
Third Bottle: Allen Crabbe
Crabbe, who we all know shoots a bunch and makes a bunch of 3s, has been inconsistent all season with bad FG%s. But this week, he was hot for the Nets as he averaged 21 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 4.5 3s, and .8 spg. He put some garlic on that Crabbe.
Fourth Bottle: Dwight Powell
It seems like we’ve been waiting forever for Dwight Powell’s alleged upside to arrive and come to fruition. In his fifth year in the league, it looks like he’s showing it right now with this week’s averages of 18 ppg, 8 rpg, 1.3 spg with great %s.
Fifth Bottle: Jarrett Allen
The talented rookie’s numbers have been up and down the whole season—unlike his glorious 80’s fro, which is all the way UP. Allen started to show his enormous upside this week when he dropped a 13p-16r-6a-2b line against Andre Drummond. He went on to average 11 ppg, 7 rpg, 2.3 apg, and a block per game in just 22 minutes per game for the week, and there’s nowhere to go but up.
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