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In less than 19 minutes off the bench, Wilson Chandler scored 24 points, with 2 boards, 2 steals and a block. This was his best game since January 23, although it is weird that 3 days ago he had 10 rebounds (and 7 points) and yesterday saw a complete 180. I really want him to do a 360, and keep doing it, until he becomes a living tornado that spins up and down the court, grabbing rebounds and scoring points. It’s hard to say what Chandler will do moving forward, as he’s had three weeks to find his sea legs and he doesn’t even work on a boat, but there have been glimmers of hope. Will we see him reach 15/6/2 numbers that he made 2 seasons ago? If I had to say, which I suppose I do since I raised the question, I say he will. It just depends if you want 15/6/2. In shallower leagues, those stats may be littering your waiver wire like plastic bottles along a New Jersey creek.

Metta World Peace – He missed 11 of 12 field goal attempts, including 5 from behind the arc, to finish with 5 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. He’s been quiet in the month of February, but that’s only 3 games he’s been in (missed one for a suspension), so I’m hoping he turns it around and improves his paltry shooting percentage.

Earl Clark – No one played more minutes for the Lakers than Clark, and yet he only produced 5 points, 7 rebounds, an assist and 2 blocks. Unlike the Player Formerly Known As Ron Artest (φ), this was Earl’s first bad game of the month, and he still got 2 blocks.

Antawn Jamison – He didn’t start in place of Pau Gasol, and instead played his fewest minutes since January 30, and he earned 11 points (plus a three), 2 rebounds, an assist and a block. I hate the Lakers.

Dwight Howard – The big man came back after about a week’s absence and finished with 9 points, 9 rebounds, and an assist.

Jeff Green – The Celtics had a deadly night with the Lakers as the victim, and Terry helped Boston reach 116 points by throwing in 19 of his own (1 three), plus 3 rebounds, 1 assist and a block. He’s had doubled digit points in 6 of his last 7 games, FYI. He’s averaging 14 points with a three over the past 2 weeks, and is just 18% owned. If you can’t go a Friday without a BUY recommendation, there you go.

Jason Terry – Terry is not starting, but compare his night (15/4/3) to Avery Bradley‘s (10/5/3) and notice that, in February, Terry is averaging 4 assists per night to Bradley’s 2 and that should hopefully explain which guard to own (which is hopefully neither, but the answer is Terry in deeper leagues).

Joakim Noah – He returned after sitting out 3 games and finished with 2 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 turnovers. I’m thinking – and this is just a theory – that he will need a game or two to find his rhythm again.

Daequan Cook – He had 19 points off the bench with 4 rebounds and a block, but do not count on him to do that again. I’d have to check the math, but I’m pretty sure he hasn’t had 19 points all season.

Kenneth Faried – Thanks to 9 of 10 shooting, he earned 21 points to pair with 12 rebounds. If you want dessert, he cooked up 2 steals as well. In 4 games, he is averaging 16 points and 10 rebounds, plus 1.5 steals. Like last night, he doesn’t always contribute to blocks, but overall he’s been worth owning, and I’m sure you do already, which is why this is not a Buy column and just a “that’ll do, pig, that’ll do” blurb.

  1. timmy riggins says:
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    14 team, 11-cat, H2H. Have no REAL needs, but wondering who youd prefer as the last man on your bench: Kidd-Gilchrist or R.Lopez or both (can drop patrick patterson). Thanks

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @timmy riggins: If you want to lose some points for an extra block per game, I would drop PP for Lopez, but you are fine as is.

      • timmy riggins says:
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        @ChrisV: Thanks. I have one empty bench spot. Do you recommend R.Lopez or Kidd-Gilchrist?

        • ChrisV

          ChrisV says:
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          @timmy riggins: I’d go with Lopez. MKG obviously has more long term value, but he will be recovering from a concussion, so you never how how that works out.

  2. Zandy says:
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    i trade john wall for bledsoe and anthony davis?
    Id have rubio conley teague

    thoughts?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Zandy: Yeah, I’d do that.

      • Zandy says:
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        @ChrisV: Keep bledsoe or amir johnson?

        • ChrisV

          ChrisV says:
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          @Zandy: I’d rather have Amir, especially with Paul due back tonight.

  3. Brach says:
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    In a 12 team 9-cat rotisserie league.

    I’m focusing on winning FT, 3s, AST, REB (only contentious one), STLS, A/T

    My team:
    Rubio
    K. Martin
    Lillard
    Leonard
    Jamison
    Griffin
    Speights
    Monroe
    Knight
    Parsons
    Billups
    Monta Ellis
    Jrue Holiday

    I’m considering trading Griffin, Parsons for Felton, Matthews, and Mullens (drop billups or Jamison). Any thoughts? On roto I read the clips, and rockets don’t have a favorable fantasy schedule remaining in the sense they only have one more 4 game week a piece. I’m also considering playoff performance…. Thanks!

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Brach: I don’t think that trade helps you, especially if you are fighting to win rebounds.

  4. MichaelR says:
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    Hi Chris:

    I play in a 16 team weekly H2H League. We start 10 per day, with 3 on the bench. Most of the players in the league are knuckleheads. My team is a lock for one of the top 3 seeds, most likely the 2 or the 3. There is only 1 team in the league I struggle to beat and that is the undefeated top seed with Kevin Durant.

    I had Kevin Love but dropped him (also had Varejao and now Drummond. Tough being a center on my squad). Nobody has speculatively grabbed him (yet). I want to pull the trigger soon but 3 of my last 4 games are more or less competitive. My team looks like this:

    B. Jennings
    Paul George
    N. Batum
    Chandler Parson
    Tristan Thompson
    Kirilenko (praying)
    Nate Robinson
    Speights
    Korver
    Bradley Beal
    Kyle Singler
    Nick Young (just picked up)
    Lavoy Allen (dear God, just picked him up for Drummond)

    I could easily drop Lavoy Allen and stash Kevin Love. But I could also just stream that roster spot to make sure I keep that slot active every day with someone. Nobody is going to run out and grab Lavoy Allen. I can just pick him up or the equivalent.

    I like the rest of my team alot – its just missing some Love…

    How would you play it? the endgame here is simple – if i am the 2 or 3 seed, I get to the finals against the 1 seed – who i likely will need a healthy Kevin Love to beat.

    id say given that Love is less than enamored with the T-Wolves and that he is looking to exit the team its unlikely he will rush back unless they are in a playoff race. if the TWolves are out of contention (which given their injury issues seems likely) I dont see him coming back this season.

    How would you play it??

    • ChrisV

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      @MichaelR: I dropped Gasol in a roto league but not an H2H league, where I figured I could use him down the stretch. Love is back at practice as of yesterday, and expects to be back in 5 weeks. I would grab him.

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