Much like the UFC card siguised as a Suns-Heat matchup, I’m ready to punch my way through today’s Box Score Breakdown and really see how you can make a push to your league’s championship.
It was the calm before the storm, with just two games on Thursday, before an incomprehensible 14 games Friday. Even though there were only two games, it didn’t stop the stars of the NBA from turning on a show. Let’s take a look at what went down.
It feels like an eon since I’ve written the Box Score Breakdown, but here I am, returning on a night where Markel Brown played 45 minutes and totalled four blocks in his first NBA start. What sort of league did I return to?
A complete cavalcade of basketball awaited Wednesday, with 24 teams in action ahead of a much needed break for a good portion of the league. The upcoming All-Star break is also a great thing for fantasy owners, as it allows you to really look at your teams and work out how you’re sitting, size up potential playoff opponents, and refine your punt strategy. Just don’t make any reactionary moves over the next week, as a lot can change without a game being played.
Obviously, written somewhere in NBA mythology is the dictum that the Chicago Bulls may not have all five starters healthy at once, because after not even one half with the first five guys, Jimmy Butler went down with a shoulder injury. Sigh. There was some joy for some fantasy owners, as James Harden continued his role as the Houston Rockets. Let’s look at all that went down, including a couple of trades.