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Fantasy Basketball Roundup: Week 23

Andrew Bogut

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.

With fantasy playoffs winding down, we enter championship mode. This is the important crunch time when every single stat counts.

Instead of the usual bells and whistles of reviewing what star players performed the best, I say we just get to the important stuff: injuries and who to pick up. So let’s not waste any more time on this intro.

Injuries

Marc Gasol (C), Memphis Grizzlies

The second year stud has been officially shut down for the rest of the season with a partially torn neck muscle. Gasol was averaging 14.6 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks this season.

Richard Hamilton (SG, SF), Detroit Pistons

Hamilton is in serious danger of missing the rest of the season with an ankle injury that has sidelined him for the past three games. He is still questionable for Tuesday.

Andrew Bynum (C), L.A. Lakers

Bynum has missed eight in a row with a strained Achilles tendon. He was re-evaluated last week and the MRI showed no tear, but he is still not a safe play even though he is hoping to play on April 8th.

Al Thornton (SF, PF), Washington Wizards

Thornton has missed six straight games with a strained hip flexor. With the Wizards well out of the playoff picture, don’t expect them to feel the need to get Thornton back on the court.

Andrew Bogut (C), Milwaukee Bucks

In the biggest blow of the past week, Bogut will miss the rest of the season after suffering a dislocated elbow and broken hand against the Suns.

Players to Pick Up

Anthony Morrow (SG, SF), Golden State Warriors

He has been hot over the past month and is still on fire in two games in April with 30.0 points and 8.0 rebounds.

Taj Gibson (SF, PF), Chicago Bulls

I’ve been raving about him for weeks, and he keeps making me look good. Last week was more affirmation as he had 14.0 points, 13.7 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks.

Chase Budinger (SG, SF, PF), Houston Rockets

With Houston out of the playoff picture, it is time to look at its young guns. Budinger put up 19.3 points on 61.7% shooting and he added 3.0 3PTM. He also qualifies at three positions.

Bill Walker (SG, SF), New York Knicks

Just another guy in garbage time. This one scored 14.8 points and rained down the valuable 3.3 3PTM.

Mike Miller (SG, SF), Washington Wizards

Want someone who can give you points and rebounds? Then look no further than Miller, who gave owners 18.3 points and 9.3 rebounds in four games last week.

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