Nate Robinson: This week Robinson is the ultimate stopgap to your hemorrhaging lineup. He’s filling in more than capably for Stephen Curry, and Marc Jackson isn’t afraid to give him mega minutes. Quite frankly, I’ve been surprised over the years how little attention Nate Robinson has gotten in both Boston and Oklahoma city. Here’s a player that has done nothing but prove productive over the course of his career, scoring as many as 50 points in a game, and also establishing himself as a capable distributor. On top of that, he plays hard, because he knows what it’s like to have to ride the bench. He’s not entitled. Long story short, he’s Marc Jackson’s type of player. I’d expect big numbers from him this week, and would think that he will have earned himself at least 20 minutes in the rotation even when Curry returns. “Mama there goes that man,” don’t miss picking up Robinson.
Imam Shumpert: This one’s straight from our beloved colleague here at lowertherim, DR. A, who has been singing Shumpert’s name from the mountain tops all week long. As improbable as it would seem, Shumpert might be the man in New York sometime soon. Toney Douglas is doomed to become a journeyman in the league, and who knows when Baron Davis will be back, and where his head will be at when the time comes. If Shumpert continues to play well, he may be running the show for the rest of the year. And you have to guess that at this point Mike D’Antoni is feeling the heat under his seat, meaning he’ll be looking to catch lightning in a bottle with a player like Shumpert in order to save his job. Doctor’s orders: pick up Shumpert.