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STATLINE OF THE WEEK
Marc Gasol - 1/21 vs Sacramento
8-11 Field Goals, 1-1 Threes, 3-3 Free Throws, 20 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 6 blocks, 1 steal, 0 turnovers
- In an absolute shellacking of the Kings, Marc filled the stat sheet in every way possible, even hitting his first three of the season. The standout stats are obviously the 6 blocks and 8-11 field goals, but notching 5 assists with 0 turnovers is something you've got to love. He’s ranked above his brother right now for the season, and rightfully so.
Despite the absence of league MVP D-Rose, the Bulls keep on rolling, entering the week with a league-high 15 wins. On the other end of the spectrum, the Wizards found their own star point guard putting on quite the show this past week, leading to the team's second win, a shocking victory over Oklahoma City in which Wall posted 25, 8, and 7. But we've got lots of other stats to cover from 1st place Chicago to 30th place Washington and everyone in between
21, 7, 6
- Derrick, who? Bulls PG CJ Watson has been filthy good in Rose's absence - no offense to the game's best PG, just wanted to get your attention. With 21 assists, 7 threes, and 6 steals in his 3 starts, CJ's showing what he can do in a starting spot in the NBA; sort of has a resemblance to the way Ty Lawson flourished in Chauncey's absence in Denver before turning into a valuable fantasy player himself. Don’t pick him up yet, but will be a great spot start whenever Rose takes the night off.
- Three point percentage so far this season from Warriors SG Brandon Rush, good for third in the league behind Thabo Sefolosha who shoots about half the three balls Rush does and Ray Allen whose currently at the best percentage clip of his career. At 25 minutes per game, Rush's averages so far this season don't jump out at you, but he's an extremely versatile swingman whose shooting the best ball of his pro career right now. Give him an extra 5-10 minutes a game, and those 0.9 blocks per game and 0.7 steals per game could see some nice increases. (Love this, exactly what I wanted you do with the extra insight)
- Average minutes per game from Pistons F Tayshaun Prince in his last 5 games. Owned in less than 50% of yahoo leagues, Prince has scored at least 20 points in 3 of his last 5, while adding some nice threes, blocks, and steals. There could be a lot of variety in playing time for the Pistons this season, but Prince's recently signed 4-year, $27 million contract would make one think that the team would like to see him stay on the court. If he can continue at this pace, he will find his way on many fantasy teams going forward. If you have an open spot, he isn’t the worst way to use it.
41, 8, 4
- Combined rebounds, blocks, and steals in the last three outings for Nets PF Kris Humphries. If you're looking for someone to do your dirty work for you, look no further. Humphries has also been scoring in double figures pretty regularly, shooting right around 50% from the field this season. Hump is one of those guys that can quietly carry fantasy teams in defensive categories.