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Fantasy Basketball Roundup: Week 17

Tracy McGrady

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.

Injuries

Chris Bosh (PF, C), Toronto Raptors

A sprained ankle has kept Bosh out of two straight games and it is doubtful he will play in Wednesday’s game either.

Corey Maggette (SF, PF), Golden State Warriors

A strained hamstring is reportedly going to sideline Maggette for the Warriors’ upcoming road trip, which is until March 11th…ouch!

Tony Parker (PG), San Antonio Spurs

As soon as he got over his ankle injury, a hip flexor pops up and keeps Parker out of action. Keep him benched until he can stay healthy.

Best Players of the Week

Jason Kidd (PG), Dallas Mavericks

Kidd is always good for across-the-board numbers and last week was more of the same as he put up 15.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 8.5 assists, 3.8 steals, and 3.0 3PTM.

Danny Granger (SG, SF, PF), Indiana Pacers

Multi-position versatility and monster stats for Granger, who had 29.3 points on 53.6% shooting with 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 1.3 blocks, and 2.7 3PTM.

Josh Smith (SF, PF), Atlanta Hawks

I’m giving the nod to Smith this week because of his 18.3 points and 10.3 rebounds. He contributed to other areas with 5.0 assists, 3.0 steals, and 2.0 blocks.

David Lee (PF, C), New York Knicks

Lee was once again Mr. Double-Double as he put up 25.7 points and 11.3 rebounds. His shooting was superb in all areas (56.9 FG%, 1.000 FT%) and he even…wait a minute. Did he…YES!!! Lee even had some BLOCKS last week with 1.3!

Dwight Howard (C), Orlando Magic

Howard had absurd numbers even for him. His monster double-double week of 28.0 points and 16.3 rebounds were overshadowed by his god-like 5.3 blocks. Truly awe-inspiring.

You Could Have Done Better

Brandon Roy (PG, SG, SF), Portland Trail Blazers

Roy returned from a hamstring injury and finished his week strong, but he had two rough games before his finale. The end result was a lackluster 12.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.0 assists.

Paul Pierce (SG, SF), Boston Celtics

Pierce’s week could be partially blamed on a minor thumb injury. In any case, he couldn’t deliver the goods with 10.5 points on 32.6% shooting with 3.3 rebounds, and 2.8 assists.

Antawn Jamison (SF, PF), Cleveland Cavaliers

In two games with his new team, Jamison failed to impress his new home with 10.5 points on 34.6%. The 7.5 rebounds were good, but he needs to step it up if he wants to stay in your lineup.

Troy Murphy (PF, C), Indiana Pacers

You liked his 11.3 rebounds. Unfortunately you hated most everything else. Murphy wasn’t helpful in any other capacity with 10.0 points and some terrible shooting (30.8 FG%, 66.7 FT%).

Andris Biedrins (C), Golden State Warriors

Remember when Biedrins averaged a double-double last season? Well, this isn’t last season. Instead, Biedrins gave owners 2.5 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks.

Players to Pick Up

Tracy McGrady (SG, SF), New York Knicks

Welcome to New York! In his first start of the season, T-Mac put up a line of 26 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, and a steal.

C.J. Watson (PG, SG), Golden State Warriors

Filling in for the injured Monta Ellis, Watson had a great week with 24.3 points, 2.3 steals, and 1.3 3PTM. Ellis is back, but Watson will surely get more time with his recent performance.

Darren Collison (PG, SG), New Orleans Hornets

This won’t happen after Chris Paul returns, so grab him if you still can. Collison is averaging 20.7 points, 8.8 assists, 2.1 steals, and 1.1 3PTM in February.

Andray Blatche (PF, C), Washington Wizards

No more Antawn Jamison means a starting job for Blatche, who has averaged 25.0 points and 10.0 rebounds in his last three starts.

Eddie House (PG, SG), New York Knicks

In 36 minutes off the bench, House impressed his new team with 24 points on 8-14 shooting including 4-8 from downtown with five rebounds and a steal.

Sports of Boston Basketball League

  • I remain in 10th after a 5-4 loss.
  • SoB’s Teddy continues his stay at the top with a 6-3 win.
  • Recent pickups include: Carlos Delfino, Ty Lawson, and Tracy McGrady.

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