Friday, March 23, 2012

Fantasy Basketball Week 13 (3/18-3/24)

3/22 - Kevin Martin's MRI revealed a tear in his shoulder.  He has missed 6 straight games and will continue to miss games.  Courtney Lee has been starting in place of Martin but is not the answer for your team.  Klay Thompson (49% owned Yahoo) is.  With Monta Ellis playing for the Bucks and Steph Curry still missing games, Thompson has taken full advantage of his new role.  18 points 2.5 rebounds and 3 assists over his last 5 games, that is nearly EXACTLY what Martin was averaging on the season, only Thompson's numbers are decimal points better!

3/21 - JJ Hickson has been picked up by the Portland Trail Blazers.  There will be plenty of playing time in Rip City for JJ.  Wait a game or two to see how they use him and then pick him up if you need help.

3/21 - Boris Diaw and the Charlotte Bobcats have agreed on a buyout.  It is unclear where he will sign but since he was cut before Friday, he is eligible for the playoffs.  Looks like the Celtics and Spurs are currently in the mix. 

3/20 - JJ Hickson was waived by the Kings, and looks like he will be scooped up by the Warriors.  He will be added to the rotation in the Golden State so give him a couple of nights to see what his numbers look like.  He is just 23% owned so there is no rush to scoop him up.

3/20 - Danilo Gallinari will miss another 4 weeks with a broken thumb.  And just like that Wilson Chandler is going to be the hottest thing on waivers.  He has already been added in 15,000 leagues since yesterday.  But even that number only puts him at 32% owned!  If you just lost Gallo, or just want to be that guy in your league, go pick up Chandler now!  He scored 13 points and added 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, & 1 block in just 28 minutes in his season debut!

3/19 - Wilson Chandler and the Denver Nuggets have agreed on a 5 year deal worth $37 mil.  No rush to pick him up just yet as Danilo Gallinari and other are standing in his way, but watch his progress.

Jerryd Bayless of the Toronto Raptors is averaging 21.8 points 7.6 assists and 3.6 rebounds a night over his last 5 games.  If you need help at the PG/G positions go pick him up!  He is just 33% owned in Yahoo leagues!

Teams Playing 5 Games

Atlanta Hawks(25-19) The 6 seed Atlanta Hawks face just one team currently in a playoff position and that is the Boston Celtics who have currently lost 2 in a row.  But before hosting the Celtics on Monday, the Hawks will be in Cleveland taking on the Cavaliers, who will be coming to ATL on Wednesday night.  Atlanta finishing the week hosting the Nets and traveling to Washington DC to face the Wizards who traded JaVale McGee and Nick Young.  Point being, this should be a nice week for fantasy owners of Joe Johnson, Josh Smith and Jeff Teague.


Los Angeles Clippers(25-19) The Clippers are currently just 2.5 games behind the Lakers for the Pacific division lead.  This will be a tough week for Blake Griffin and company as they face 3 teams who are currently holding a playoff seed.  The week begins with a home game against the woeful Pistons, and ends with the Grizzlies coming to town.  But the middle of the week shows a back-back-back all on the road starting in Indiana, traveling to Oklahoma City and finishing up in New Orleans.  New acquisition Nick Young has yet to play with the team, but coach Vinny del Nego says that Nick Young will be a member of the starting rotation, which is great news for fantasy owners.

Every other team plays 4 games except the Boston Celtics, Charlotte Bobcats, Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Miami Heat, New Orleans Hornets, Philadelphia 76ers and San Antonio Spurs

  • The Minnesota Timberwolves play all 4 games on the road 
    • The Boston Celtics play all 3 games on the road
  • The New Orleans Hornets play all 3 games at home
  • Milwaukee Bucks finish the week with a back-back-back at home against the Celtics, in Charlotte against the Bobcats and back home against the Pacers
Schedule info courtesy of Basketball Monster

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