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With only 2 points, you may be wondering why I’m leading with Reggie Evans. Well, he grabbed 23 boards last night, including 6 offensive. He doesn’t always do that, and he likely will never come close to that number for the rest of the season, but in deep leagues where you need rebounds, Evans is your guy. He has been averaging 8 or so rebounds every night, and as he continues to see 20+ minutes per game, he should continue to pull down missed shots.

Spencer Hawes – On a night where only one starter saw more than 10 points and only three Sixers total passed that mark, Hawes produced 14 points, including a three. Unfortunately, he also went for 1 rebound, 4 assists and 2 blocks. Over the past week, he has been putting up better rebound numbers than that, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility for Hawes to go on one of his 2 or 3 boards per night stretches.

Andray Blatche – After being questioned by police over a woman’s rape, Blatche found a way to shut that whole thing down and then tallied 20 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 assists. What a cray day for Dray. The most important news is, he’s not a rapist.

Dwyane Wade – He had 30 points thanks to an incredible 4 of 6 from downtown. I’m not sure when the last time he hit 4 threes was. 2010, maybe? Anyway, he also had 5 rebounds, 3 assists and a block.

Roy Hibbert – Hibbs put up a mere 6 points but more importantly grabbed 14 rebounds (including 9 offensive). Plus, he threw in an assist.

Luis Scola – There are some sexier names on the Suns I could highlight, but Scola played 31 minutes for a double double’s worth of 12 points and 10 rebounds. He also had a block and an assist. Although the offensive slaughter he was performing has tapered off a bit, he’s still producing his usual 7 or so rebounds, and obviously had more last night.

John Henson – He was the only Buck with double digit rebounds, and he didn’t even play 20 minutes. He did finish, however, with 12 points, 11 boards, 2 dimes, and a block. It’s his 4th game in a row with at least 9 rebounds, and his 3rd with at least 13. Don’t miss this piggy.

Metta World Peace – For a change, Kobe Bryant did not lead the Lakers in points, thanks in part to missing 6 of 8 from downtown. Instead, the Player Formerly Known As Ron Artest (φ) had 24 points (4 of 5 from the perimeter) with 6 rebounds, 4 steals and 5 turnovers. Splendid, indeed. I expect to see more of the same from φ in the 2nd half.

Robert SacreSacre Bleu! With Pau Gasol out for a while due to concussion symptoms (how else can his season get any better?), Sacre started at Center. He produced 10 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 4 block shots. Dis donc, another player who blocks more than he rebounds. This is like a slow moving virus that is reviving the fantasy careers of otherwise useless role players. Merde!

Toney Douglas – With 11 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists, I’ve now mentioned Toney’s name to the point where he will probably become (SPOILERS) a Buy come Friday.

Jeremy Lin – Despite 19 points, 2 threes, 6 boards, 5 assists and 4 steals, he also had 7 turnovers. That’s Classic Lin for you. Memory, all alone in the moonlight…

Andrei Kirilenko – The U.S. will never have gun control so long as AK47 is still on the floor. Andrei went for 21 points, including dos de dos from downtown, plus 6 rebounds and 5 assists.

Alexey Shved – Here to stay, it seems, with 15 points (2-5 from deep), 2 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Yep, he nearly led his team in both blocks and assists (falling one shy in the dimes department, which is where the dollar store puts its clearance items).

Nikola Pekovic – I love the Nikola non-brothers. Pekovic had 18 rebounds (6 offensive), a career high. He also led the Woodpuppies with 25 big ones, plus an assist and a block.

Kyle Korver – If you need points, Korver has had at least 8 per game going back to mid-December, including 15 last night (with 4 of 7 from behind the arc). Unfortunately, he only produced 4 rebounds and an assist, leaving him in line for the past 2 weeks (3 RPG, 2 APG).

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  1. Carnac says:
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    I like what you did there; Blatche was clearly not legitimate.

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Carnac: This is what Washington fans have been saying all along.

  2. Zandy says:
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    WHAT DO I DO WITH KEVIN LOVE? i am devastated 10 team H2H. Anyone I should be looking to add to try to replace his production – RoLo, Elton Brand, Landry, Harrison Barnes, Marion, Drummond, Mullens, Evans, Aminu, Biyombo, Koufos? Anyone? Bueller?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Zandy: Drummond, Mullens, Koufos…they could help, but they can never replace.

      • Zandy says:
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        @ChrisV: Drop Jordan Crawford for which one of them? do you think Seraphin all of a sudden becomes a stud with Wall back?

        • ChrisV

          ChrisV says:
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          @Zandy: Seraphin has his good days and bad days. He’s been okay this month. Worth a shot.

          • Zandy says:
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            @ChrisV: Would you trade Love and Pekovic for Vucevic and Varejao?

            • ChrisV

              ChrisV says:
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              @Zandy: Yes. Is someone willing to take Love?

              • Zandy says:
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                @ChrisV: I have Marc Gasol – now that Love is done and dropped. What should I ask for from this list for me to trade for: Anthony Davis, Varejao, Kobe, Bosh, Griffin, Vucevic, Thad Young? He will go 2 or even 3 for 1… So be creative

  3. Jeff says:
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    8 team 9cat h2h (With Injury Reseve)

    Guards: Kyle Lowry, Stephen Curry, Wesley Matthews, Andre Iguodala, Mike Conley, Klay Thompson, Tyreke Evans

    Forwards/Center: Ibaka, LeBron James, Greg Monroe, Anthony Davis, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kanneth Faried, Larry Sanders.

    I have John Wall on the injury reserve and when he’s back and playing who should I drop from this roster? Larry Sanders or Tyreke Evans? (or someone else?)

    Thanks!

    • ChrisV

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      @Jeff: Probably Sanders. Why not see if you can move Sanders and Evans or Faried for a B+ player and a C- player, then you can drop the C- player once Wall gets back and has a game under his belt (next week he should be inserted in all lineups).

      • PSC says:
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        @ChrisV:

        With Ibaka and Sanders you’ll will dominate in blocks every week. Evans is too inconsistent and may get hurt again. But like Chris V said, if you can, move Tyreke + Faried for a David Lee/Chris Bosh/Brook Lopez/Tim Duncan type of player.

  4. EC says:
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    Time to drop Mo Williams for Alan Anderson?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @EC: Yeah man, it sounds like he may be out a while recovering from surgery.

      • ChrisV

        ChrisV says:
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        @ChrisV: Also, time to do another injury roundup, it seems.

        • Eric says:
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          @ChrisV:

          Great call.

          I want to thank you again for all you hard work. I visit pretty much all the different fantasy basketball sites and this one provides the best overall experience!

          • ChrisV

            ChrisV says:
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            @Eric: Thanks, man, I really appreciate it, as does Blairtch.

  5. PSC says:
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    Time to drop Mo Williams for Alan Anderson or Aminu?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @PSC: AA

  6. PSC says:
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    Time to drop Mo for Alan Anderson or Aminu?

  7. Ben says:
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    Yo 13 team league h2h

    Rubio, Manu, and Lawson
    FOR
    Rondo, Kirilenko, and Carter

    Which side would you choose?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Ben: Rondo side.

  8. Eric says:
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    I may be biased because I own Kyle Korver, but on yahoo he’s ranked 50 on the year. He’s the equivalent of Larry Sanders in the 3 point dept. Not to mention, he averages 4 rebounds 2 assists, 1 steal, .5 block and 1 TO – not great but very serviceable.

    • ChrisV

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      @Eric: I think sometimes Yahoo’s rankings are a bit out of whack, but I agree, he is serviceable.

    • Rob says:
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      @Eric: How would you rate these WW trypes for rest of the year.

      Blatche, Patterson, Henson, Splitter, Aminu..

      • Eric says:
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        @Rob:

        Wow, that’s a tough one.

        It’s hard to say and it’s all based on your needs.

        Blatche seems to be the #1 choice at the moment overall, even in limited minutes. The #s don’t lie.

        If you need rebounds and are either punting FT or are really good in FT I’d go w/ Henson. He seems to have the most upside provided he gets PT

        If you need a SF/PF I’d go w/ Patterson then Aminu – but then if you need steals I’d go w/ Aminu

        • Eric says:
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          @Eric:

          Also, Splitter is what he is 9-10 pts 5-6 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block. Not sexy but as the worst player on your roster, not too bad either.

  9. Mark says:
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    Do you think is fair a trade Lowry for Lawson and Thompson? (I would give away Lowry)

    • ChrisV

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      @Mark: Seems okay, not in a ten team or shallower league, though.

  10. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey what going on!!! I dont know if you can look back but this is my team again,
    tony parker
    ty lawson
    evan turner
    jj reddick
    kevin durant
    danilo gallinari
    roy hibbert
    greg monroe
    tyson chandler
    george hill
    kevin love
    And I just picked up, Tristan Thompson, Omeka Okafor and Andre Drummond.
    My question is, As you know Kevin Love is hurt for probly the season. #1-should I let him go or keep him in case he come’s back for the playoffs? #2- Do you like the 3 guys I picked up? Actually so far Tristan Thompson is killing it but are those guys enough to take Kevin Love’s place or should I make a trade quick?

    • ChrisV

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      @Frank Lynch: @Frank Lynch: 1) Let him go unless you think you have the space.
      2) Yes, although Okafor is sometimes more hit or miss than the other two.
      3) I wouldn’t drop anyone you have for Henson.

  11. Frank Lynch says:
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    Oh also When I read your blog I heard John Henson’s name more then once in the past week. Should I pick him up? If so then for who??

  12. Frank Lynch says:
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    Can anybody help me that knows anything about fantasy basketball?? head to head league with 11 category scoring

  13. Frank Lynch says:
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    Thank you bro…

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