The Results, 12/1/2013 + What We Learned

A new month brings new territory for the Derrick Rosie O’Donnells. December began with the ending of a relatively solid week on the fantasy basketball front…

The Derrick Rosie O’Donnells

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Rhymes With Antetokounpo

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Matchup Scoreboard

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ANALYSIS

My D-RODs took it on the chin on Sunday, as expected. I s’pose that’ll happen any time there’s a 1-on-6 situation, as there was between Joel and I on the final night.

All things considered, my team made out pretty well. The D-RODs came into Sunday tied 4-4 and gave ground in two categories (points and assists) while taking over in free throw percentage. Hence, the 3-5 result—our best one yet!

Not surprisingly, then, I enjoyed going toe-to-toe with Joel. It was from him that I fielded—and ultimately rejected—my first trade offer (Omer Asik for Anthony Morrow at the beginning of the week), partly out of distaste for the terms but mostly out of misguided principle.

I can also thank Joel for unintentionally forcing me to internalize the spelling of “Antetokounpo.” Then again, the Milwaukee Bucks rookie is officially listed as “Giannis Antetokounmpo” (notice the surreptitious “M” in the listed spelling), so maybe I shouldn’t show such gratitude for Joel’s taste in team names just yet.

Still, I’m pleased to say that I’ve made some progress on the fantasy sports front. Hopefully, by the time I see Joel again in Week 10, I’ll be that much closer to scoring a win on the cards.

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