February 22, 2016, 11:18 pm
In Monday’s episode of Earl Watson’s Circus, Ronnie Price had the best fantasy night with 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including two threes), five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block.
What is happening? No seriously, what is happening? Is this Earl Watson, Ryan McDonough, Robert Sarver or all three?
The Suns went from embracing Devin Booker (five points, 2-of-10 FGs, 25 minutes) to ruining him in about a week or two. They really want everybody to know what a good job they did bringing in Kris Humphries (four points, seven boards, one steal, 12 minutes) so he gets to run around as a liability on both sides of the floor. The guys that are good don’t play. Jon Leuer (eight points, six boards, one steal, one block, 19 minutes) can actually do some things but he doesn’t play.
Mirza Teletovic (13 points, six boards, three treys, 23 minutes) has an ultra green light that breaks offensive flow and gives them nothing on defense. Alex Len (14 points, eight boards, two steals, 5-of-16 FGs) is left to fend for himself because Watson is playing non-factors like Phil Pressey (four points, 10 assists, 28 minutes), Archie Goodwin (20 points, 38 minutes, one assist, 6-of-19 FGs) and Price big minutes. P.J. Tucker saw 21 minutes tonight with two points, five boards and four turnovers.
Len is a must-own player. We like Leuer to have the skill and fantasy stat set to be a must-own player and we’re just going to call him that for now despite this circus — his line was still really nice in a terrible circumstance tonight. We’ve had concerns about Booker’s value when Brandon Knight returned and this isn’t helping things, though Watson will probably overcompensate and try to get Booker going here soon. Teletovic needs to do what he did tonight every night to have late-round value so we’re not calling him a must-own player. Price has injury issues and he’ll fall off eventually.