Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Glen Davis Suffers Broken Foot

Glen "Big Baby" Davis suffered a broken foot Wednesday Night against the New York Knicks. Davis who already missed 11 games with a shoulder injury, might now have to miss the raminder of the season, but we'll wait for official reports before we throw that out there.

The injury came early in the 1st quarter, and Glen Davis finished the night playing only 4 minutes, going 1-2 from the field for 2 points and 3 assists.  Clearly the Orlando Magic aren't going anywhere this season at 14-31, but Davis is a center piece to this team and will truly miss him.

With Davis now sidelined for quite a while now, the Magic will rely on a number of players to step up. First veteran Hedo Turkoglu (23% owned in Yahoo) will most likely see the biggest increase in minutes. It might take a little while before his minutes see a huge boost because Turkoglu has only played in 8 of 45 games for the Magic this season with a hand injury.

Moe Harkless (1% owned) who was filling in for injured Arron Afflalo played 36 minutes against the Knicks. The 19 year old should expect to see an increase in minutes, but once Afflalo is back he wont be getting 36 minutes on a nightly basis. Harkless might be worth an add if you have a player who is injured or is not contributing much for your team on a nightly basis.

Andrew Nicholson (1% owned), Kyle O'Quinn (0% owned), Gustavo Ayon (1% owned) and Josh McRoberts (1% owned) should all see minutes but it's anyone's guess who will get the majority of Big Baby's minutes.  These guys are all clearly available in almost all leagues, so if you want to take a gamble and pick one of these guys up, I'd advise you go with Nicholson and O'Quinn.  With Orlando's season all but over, the Magic might look to see what they have with their young guns and try to develop them going forward.

Remember unless you find a starter sitting in free agency in your league, your not going to replace Big Baby with another guy who will put up the same numbers.

Other options:
  • Boris Diaw ( 5% owned) - 25 mins, 7.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3 assists, 54% FG last 14 days
  • Jason Smith (3% owned) - 18 mins, 8.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1 block, 47% FG last 14 days 
  • Mickael Gelabale (0% owned) - 22 mins, 7.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 56% FG last 14 days
  • Markieff Morris (3% owned) - 23 mins, 8.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist, 35% FGlast 14 days
  • John Henson (2% owned) - 15 mins, 7.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 50% FG last 14 days
  • Ivan Johnson (1% owned) - 15 mins, 7.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 50% FG last 14 days

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