Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Injuries Starting to Pile Up in the NBA

The Indiana Pacers continue to dominate the rest of the NBA and are now 8-0, winning on average by 10 points.  Only the Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat are over .500 in the Eastern Conference, compared to 9 teams in the West, including the 5-2 Phoenix Suns and Portland Trail Blazers!  But the West also owns the only winless team, and that is the Utah Jazz, who are the worst offensive team in the league, despite Gordon Hayward averaging 19.5 points per game.

As with all fantasy sports, injuries (or lack thereof) determine who wins your league.  In the NBA this season we started without Kobe BryantRajon Rondo, Ryan Anderson and Danilo Gallinari, lost Tyson ChandlerLarry Sanders and JaVale McGee up front, and Steve Nash is not due back until the end of November.  Some lesser names, with the potential to make a difference that are out include Tobias Harris, Carl Landry, Jason Richardson, Luke Ridnour, and Wilson Chandler.  And now Derrick Rose has a hamstring problem.  Most fantasy basketball leagues will limit your moves per week, so you need to make sure each move is the right move.

If you are looking to make some changes to your roster this week, here are some widely available guys on ESPN for each category:

PointsMINFG%FTM/FTAFT%3PMPTS%OWN
Dion Waiters, Cle SG2940%1.6/2.859%1.414.344.6
Nene , Wsh PF, C3062%3.5/6.554%0.014.064.8
Gerald Henderson, Cha SG3238%3.9/4.979%0.114.063.8
Alec Burks, Uta SG, PG2939%3.9/5.571%0.513.648.1
Rodney Stuckey, Det SG2545%3.8/5.076%1.013.66.9
Gary Neal, Mil PG2740%2.4/3.080%2.013.65.6
Corey Brewer, Min SF3348%2.4/3.373%0.813.427.4
Gerald Green, Pho SF, SG2649%1.1/1.480%2.413.321.1
Avery Bradley, Bos SG, PG3145%1.4/1.592%0.413.317.5
Jodie Meeks, LAL SG2651%1.9/2.383%2.112.86.9
Andrea Bargnani, NY PF2447%1.2/1.388%1.212.747.7
Caron Butler, Mil SF3137%2.2/2.685%2.012.624.4
C.J. Miles, Cle SF2049%0.8/0.986%2.112.622.6
Ramon Sessions, Cha PG2139%5.9/7.380%0.112.63.2
Brandon Bass, Bos PF3047%2.3/2.590%0.012.350.3
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Cha SF3056%2.7/4.363%0.012.159.3
Andrew Nicholson, Orl PF2247%1.4/1.685%0.511.613.5
Jason Smith, Nor PF, C2954%1.6/1.792%0.011.66.5
Metta World Peace, NY SF2646%0.8/1.271%1.311.510.3
Zaza Pachulia, Mil C3150%4.6/4.896%0.011.440.2
Nick Young, LAL SG, SF2242%3.1/3.981%0.811.425.3
Jordan Crawford, Bos SG, PG2451%1.8/1.8100%1.011.38.8
Jared Sullinger, Bos PF2050%2.4/2.985%0.311.33.7
Ray Allen, Mia SG2852%1.4/1.783%1.611.065.4
John Henson, Mil PF2762%1.2/2.843%0.010.89.8
Boris Diaw, SA PF, C2452%1.0/1.662%0.510.33.3
Will Bynum, Det PG2247%2.2/2.877%0.510.32.7
Manu Ginobili, SA SG2441%0.9/0.9100%1.010.154.2
Steve Blake, LAL PG3139%0.4/0.575%2.610.020.8
Randy Foye, Den SG, PG3037%1.7/2.567%1.710.01.6

REBMINREBPTS%OWN
Zaza Pachulia, Mil C317.811.440.2
J.J. Hickson, Den PF, C237.77.047.8
Tiago Splitter, SA PF, C227.57.513.5
DeJuan Blair, Dal C, PF207.48.74.1
Samuel Dalembert, Dal C236.97.12.8
Caron Butler, Mil SF316.612.624.4
Andrew Nicholson, Orl PF226.611.613.5
Taj Gibson, Chi PF266.29.85.3
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Cha SF306.112.159.3
Robin Lopez, Por C306.18.13.5
Steven Adams, OKC C206.06.02.1
Chris Kaman, LAL C185.99.423.0
Nene , Wsh PF, C305.814.064.8
Kelly Olynyk, Bos C235.49.02.1
John Henson, Mil PF275.410.89.8
Jared Sullinger, Bos PF205.111.33.7

AstMINASTTOPTS%OWN
Nate Wolters, Mil PG336.21.08.87.7
Steve Blake, LAL PG315.01.410.020.8
Reggie Jackson, OKC PG244.52.78.720.3
Jordan Farmar, LAL PG214.33.09.54.8
Jordan Crawford, Bos SG, PG244.31.311.38.8
Mo Williams, Por PG, SG254.32.48.71.4
Will Bynum, Det PG224.01.810.32.7
Gerald Wallace, Bos SF293.62.95.050.7
Manu Ginobili, SA SG243.41.410.154.2
Gary Neal, Mil PG273.41.613.65.6
Ray Allen, Mia SG283.30.911.065.4
Jarrett Jack, Cle PG263.12.59.843.1
Ramon Sessions, Cha PG213.12.012.63.2
Zaza Pachulia, Mil C313.01.811.440.2
Nene , Wsh PF, C303.00.814.064.8

BLKMINREBBLKPTS%OWN
Wesley Johnson, LAL SF, SG234.31.58.32.6
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Cha SF306.11.412.159.3
Robin Lopez, Por C306.11.48.13.5
John Henson, Mil PF275.41.410.89.8
Jason Smith, Nor PF, C294.71.411.66.5
Nene , Wsh PF, C305.81.314.064.8
Andrew Bynum, Cle C154.21.36.250.4
Taj Gibson, Chi PF266.21.39.85.3
Steven Adams, OKC C206.01.36.02.1
J.J. Hickson, Den PF, C237.71.27.047.8
Brandon Bass, Bos PF304.61.112.350.3
Samuel Dalembert, Dal C236.91.17.12.8
Chris Kaman, LAL C185.91.09.423.0
Kris Humphries, Bos PF123.51.04.81.6

StlMINSTLPTS%OWN
DeJuan Blair, Dal C, PF202.48.74.1
Tony Allen, Mem SG262.39.34.9
Gerald Wallace, Bos SF292.05.050.7
Dion Waiters, Cle SG291.914.344.6
Corey Brewer, Min SF331.913.427.4
Avery Bradley, Bos SG, PG311.813.317.5
Metta World Peace, NY SF261.711.510.3
Reggie Jackson, OKC PG241.58.720.3

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