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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.
One of the NBA’s premiere scorers sprained his ring finger on Saturday. Hs shooting suffered as a result and no word is available on his status for this week.
Bynum suffered a strained left Achilles tendon on Sunday. An MRI revealed no major damage, but Bynum could sit out for the entire week in order to prevent further injury.
Evans was the victim of a pile up on the court during Friday’s game against Milwaukee. He came away with chipped teeth and a concussion that will sideline him for at least the next two games.
What a week for Ellis! He put together some elite numbers with 27.0 points, 7.8 assists, and 3.5 steals. Even better were his 2.5 3PTM.
Vinsanity is so hot and cold this season. Lucky for you, he was hot last week as he scored 25.5 points on an even 50.0% shooting while adding 7.0 assists, and 3.0 3PTM.
The second Orlando player on the list, Lewis gave owners 22.0 points on 55.6% shooting with 7.5 rebounds, 1.5 blocks, and he rained down 4.0 3PTM.
Owners have been begging for a typical Camby-esque line since his move to Portland, and they got it. The 4.5 points were bad, but it was forgotten with his 17.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocks.
The double-double machine turned in 21.3 points and 15.0 rebounds. In addition, he filled up the rest of the stat sheet with 5.3 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.0 blocks.
Ok, we all know Kidd isn’t the best shooter, but his 5.5 points and 30.8 FG% were unforgiveable. His 4.0 rebounds and 6.5 assists could have been worse, but when you shoot this bad, you have to bring something else to the table (see Marcus Camby above).
Gordon’s season has been a huge letdown. Last week was no different as he shot 33.3% and it resulted in 9.8 points. His 3.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists also failed to inspire owners.
Just when we thought he was turning a corner, Marion forgets to signal and crashes into the curb. Terrible analogies aside, Marion scored a respectable 14.0 points on 52.0% shooting. The 5.5 rebounds were ok, but he put up zero assists, only 0.5 steals, no 3PTM, and a pathetic 50.0 FT%.
All I need to say is: 11.5 points on 34.0% shooting. Maybe he should stick to his wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tube man empire.
Foul trouble limited Howard’s playing time this past week. He managed only 9.5 points and 9.0 rebounds on 46.2% shooting with a terrible 43.8 FT%. Oh, and Howard is one T-Bird (technical foul) away from a one game suspension. In the playoffs, this could be deadly to your team.
He has scored 20+ points in four of his last five games and is shooting over 54.0% in that time.
He is enjoying March with 14.1 points on 51.2% shooting with 4.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.8 3PTM.
What has gotten into Beno lately? He’s been god-like in his last two games, averaging with 23.0 points and 13.0 assists.
With the Warriors out of the playoff picture, they are letting their young guns have some playing time. Tolliver showed some skills last week with 15.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 1.0 blocks, and 2.5 3PTM.
Lopez is a decent source for points and rebounds in the playoffs. He put forth decent numbers last week with 11.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks.