Ballin Or Fallin: 01/05/11

5 Jan

Here is another edition of “Ballin or Fallin” featuring the people who shined during the last 7 days and those who just didn’t show up in one form or another. I’ll mainly stay away from the names of people who are expected to hoop to the max, and focus on the gems who are having an unexpectedly good week and the bums who are playing like the Space Jam aliens came and scooped their b-ball abilities. All stats will be based on the last 7 days of games played.  Let’s make it happen!

BALLIN:

27.3 pts 4.3 reb 50% fg

Demar DeRozan:  No Bargnani, no problem!  This former Trojan is putting up crazy good numbers over this past week.  Someone had to step up when the main man in Toronto went down.  Lately, DeRozan has been playing like a young T-mac in his prime and the Raptors have to be ecstatic with all the potential this dude has.

Zach Randolph: (28.5 pts 14.3 reb 55% fg)

Z-bo has been going hard in the *expletive* paint!  He seems to be able to put up 20-10 numbers in his sleep and this season has been no different.  Unfortunately for the Grizz, they are in the Western conference which makes them a yearly spectator come playoff time, but Randolph gives the team a shot at winning nightly and this week is no different.

Dorell Wright: (24 pts 6.0 reb 42% 3pt)

Better late than never seems to be the theme for Dorell Wright after being invisible in Miami, he’s shining ultra-bright in the “golden state.”  He’s been ballin’ all year and this week is no different.  He’s on pace to set personal career high’s in every stat this year including “forget ya’ll” moments towards his former squad in south beach.

DeMarcus Cousins: (22.3 pts 9.8 reb 54% fg)

Your favorite person with the last name of a relative has been the “King of Kings” over the past week.  He’s flashing the potential that everyone knew was there, but was afraid of the baggage that came along with it.  If he puts in the effort and dedication and gets the minutes, he’ll be a dominant big man for year’s to come.

Wilson Chandler: (23.3 pts 8.0 reb 59% fg 53% 3pt)

Dub-C has been a huge spark for the Knicks this season, and last night he made the Spurs beg for mercy.  With Gallinari out for a couple weeks, I expect Chandler to keep putting up monster numbers.

FALLIN:

David Lee: (11.7 pts 9.3 reb 41% fg)

Lee is having a week to forget.  He hasn’t been playing up to the huge contract he signed this off-season.  I’m sure he’ll bounce back next week, but right now he belongs in the fallin section.

Marc Gasol: (10.3 pts 7.0 reb 39% fg)

The younger Gasol had an awful last 7 days in terms of shooting.  After having a strong season last year, and having the last name Gasol, people are expecting big things from Marc Gasol.  Let’s see if he gets it together.

Trevor Ariza: (9.3 pts 2.7 reb 20% 3pt)

Ariza has been up and down all season and probably has CP3 thinking that the hot start to the season was just a fluke.  If Ariza doesn’t start hoopin on a consistent basis, his time in the big easy might be running out.

Richard Jefferson: (9.3 pts 3.7 reb 43% ft)

The Spurs are on a roll, but this particular spur…not so much.  He needs to step it up and shoot better than 43% from the foul line.  Yes you read right, 43%!

8.5 pts 2.8 reb 37% fg

Jeff Green: Unfortunately for Jeff Green, he plays the 4 in the western conference.  What this means is that he’ll have to face opponents such as Tim Duncan, Pau Gasol, Zach Randolph, Blake Griffin, etc.. on a nightly basis.

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