Saturday, January 5, 2013

Kevin Love Re-Fractures Hand - Out 8-10 Weeks

Update: Love will have surgery and basically miss the remainder of the NBA regular season. Safe to drop him in all league formats minus keeper leagues. 

The Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Love re-fractured his hand and will miss at least a months worth of NBA action.  We all know how terrible this news is to fantasy owners, but it's a million times worse for the Timberwolves franchise that has been plagued by the injury bug this season with Brandon Roy missing since November 10 and Chase Budinger the following night.



Dante Cunningham (2% owned yahoo) and Derrick Williams (11%) are the guys to add from the T'Wolves roster but neither is really that great of an option.  I would look at the Pistons rookie Andre Drummond (31%) first as he has seen a nice increase in minutes and been snatching rebounds a high rate.  5 of his last 7 games has seen him in double digit rebounds.

Speaking of rebounds, the Cleveland Cavaliers Tristan Thompson (39%) is dominating the glass and is providing a nice punch in the scoring column as well with 6 double doubles over his last 8 games.


If you are looking to add some scoring, Jason Thompson (56%) of the Sacramento Kings is a good choice.  He has 4 straight games of double digit scoring including 3 games above 15 points and a 20 point night.  He will also add anywhere between 7-10 rebounds per game.

Lets us know how you plan on replacing Kevin Love!


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