Yikes. As if it weren’t bad enough that my team saw Danny Granger, Ricky Davis, and Damien Wilkins combine for 11 points on Saturday night, my #1 guy, my rock, my Lebron James, put up a stinker too. As a fantasy owner, you don’t really care that he “took over the fourth quarter” and led his team to a win, what you care about are his numbers. And they seem ok on the surface: 32 points, 7 rebounds — but that’s it. No D, and what’s worse, a frightening 4/10 from the stripe. The foul shooting continues to plgue King James this year, putting a serious buzzkill on his fantasy value.
So Lebron’s 32 and 7, which might look good to the uneducated eye, is in reality only good for a rank of 111th in 8-category leagues, not quite what most of us were hoping out of a #1 pick. (Oh yeah, he also had 7 turnovers.)
So Lebron, kiss your wrists or whatever you’ve gotta do, and let’s start making those free throws.