Some fantasy basketball playoff-related thoughts
Kawhi Leonard hasnít had any monster games in the playoffs, but itís great to see him consistently putting up strong numbers when the Spurs arenít resting anyone (13.7 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 1.5 spg and 0.8 3s). He is dealing with a lingering knee issue, but the upside should outweigh the risk when it comes to drafting Leonard next year. Ö Pau Gasol is carrying around a big injury red flag, and thereís uncertainty surrounding the Lakers' roster, but Pau still has a lot of potential in the right situation. He averaged 14.0 ppg, 11.5 rpg and 6.3 apg in L.A.ís first-round loss, and will be playing for a new contract next year. Ö With Danilo Gallinari (knee) potentially out until December or January, Andre Iguodala could be headed for a monster first half next year. In 12 games after Gallinariís injury (six regular season, six playoffs), Iggy averaged 18.1 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 6.9 apg, 2.0 spg and 2.0 3s. Ö Part of my brain is still having trouble processing the fact that this Tayshaun Prince dunk actually happened. Ö With the three teams I wanted to root for (Hawks, Warriors, Thunder) eliminated, I think I have no choice but to say: Go Spurs.