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Every Monday, I will report on the events of the past week of fantasy basketball. I will go over each position and what particular player that week stood out from all the rest. As always, I will start off with this week’s notable injuries to report on.
L.A.’s prized center has missed four straight games with back soreness. The injury could also sideline him for Monday’s matchup with the Nets.
The injuries continue to pile up for Portland as Roy missed Friday’s game with a sore hamstring. He is confirmed to miss Monday’s game as well.
Thornton missed Friday’s game with an ankle injury and is questionable for Monday. Thornton has seen a hit in value since losing the starting job to Rasual Butler.
He seems to be over his injury woes and produced 23.7 points with 3.0 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 2.0 steals, and 2.0 3PTM.
Jackson’s bounce-back season kept rolling last week with 29.3 points (season-high 43 against Houston) on 60.4% shooting with 6.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 3.3 steals, and 3.0 3PTM.
Spaghetti Maggette enjoyed a great week with 29.7 points, which was boosted by great shooting as he shot 61.5% from the field and 95.2% at the line. In addition, he put up 7.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists.
Wallace contributed all across the board by scoring 19.7 points on 56.4% shooting with 9.3 rebounds, 2.3 steals, and 2.3 blocks.
One of the best surprises of the year, Lopez put forth 22.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks during his fantastic week.
Bibby started the season slow, then heated up, and now we are back to cold. How cold? Try 5.0 points on 33.3% shooting and missing all of your free throws cold.
Carter had missed the previous three games with a shoulder injury, but when he came back, he looked ugly. Carter shot just 14.3% from the field, resulting in 5.0 points. His 0.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists were also terrible.
Turk’s first year in Toronto is not what we expected. The frustration mounted last week as he shot 28.6% from the field, scoring only 10.3 points. The 6.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists were nice, but you had to sacrifice everything else to get them.
January has been his best month, but those numbers took a hit last week as Chandler scored just 11.8 points and grabbed 5.3 rebounds. His numbers have gone up every month this season, so let’s hope this isn’t a sign of things to come.
It kind of sucks when a guy has 10.3 rebounds for the week and it is still a bad showing. Hey, we expect the monster boards and blocks from Camby, and he couldn’t deliver. Instead, he put up the aforementioned rebounds and only 1.0 blocks. Not to mention, he decoded to kill your FG% with a mark of 34.8%.
I mentioned him here last week, so this may be your last chance. Webster continued his great hot streak last week with 19.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.0 blocks, and 4.0 3PTM.
Barnes’ move to the starting lineup has resulted in 14.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks in his last 10 games.
With the injuries to Portland, Blake stepped up his game last week with 14.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 3.5 3PTM.
Williams is enjoying his best month yet and he contributed decent numbers last week with 12.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals, and 2.0 blocks.
He has the starting job, and is showing off his scoring skills with double-digit points in five of eight starts, including a season-high 33 points on Saturday.