Fantasy Basketball: One Week Post
It’s been a week since the crazy trade deadline that changed the world NBA. Now we have realized some more stuff. Let’s list that stuff that we have learned that may help you make a run during the preplayoffs.
1. Points, 3s, Stls:
Let’s say you’re short on points because you were counting on Rudy Gay and Tony Parker. Who do you get now? You could go for their backups: Tony Allen and George Hill, but chances are that they have already been picked up. Next place backups Sam Young and Gary Neal are also great options. Neal will get you 3 pointers, Young will get you steals, but neither are going to average more than 15 PPG.
You need a big boost. Marcus Thornton to the rescue. Obviously his value will decrease as soon as Tyreke Evans comes back, but Thornton is a big time scorer with 3s and steals to back that up. With Thornton gone, Jarret Jack is picking up the slack on the horribly slumping Hornets. He’s worth a look as well.
Let’s say he doesn’t work out. Anthony Morrow is another post trade deadline pickup that could boost your 3s and points in a hurry. Williams seems interested in feeding him the ball and Morrow seems interested in making shots as he has made 3 threes and gotten 19.3 pts per game since the trade. Vujajic has instead offered 7 points per game. Morrow will be getting the minutes, aka the shots, aka the points.
Also James Harden is only owned by 50% of leagues, and dude is picking up the minutes left behind by Jeff Green.
2. Blocks, Rebs:
Now that it’s come to playoff time you realized that you are weak in big men. Bogut’s constant injuries are scaring you. You thought Mozgov was going to be your savior. Whatever your problem is, here’s your solution.
Anthony Randolph showed huge promise by getting 19 pts and 10 rebs in 24 minutes last night. Kenyon Martin has averaged 14 pts, 10 rebs, and a steal in his last three games. Samardo Samuels got 23 pts and 10 rebs last night covering for Antwan “I Wish I Didn’t Play for the Teams I Play For” Jamison. Nazr Mohammed is probably going to start for the Thunder until K-Perk makes his debut and he’s a very decent blk and reb machine.
Then there’s Udoh. Ekpe Udoh doesn’t just have a name that looks like a sneeze – he also knows how to block shots. He has gotten at least a block in each of the last 8 games and now that the Warriors look ready to give up on Andris Biedrins he’ll be getting 3 a game. Beware, that’s all he’ll get.
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