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Fantasy Basketball Roundup: Week 20

Shawn Marion

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.


Gerald Wallace (SF, PF), Charlotte Bobcats

Wallace’s career has been plagued by injuries. His most current ailment is a sprained ankle which kept him out of Sunday’s contest. He is not expected to play Tuesday either.

Derrick Rose (PG), Chicago Bulls

Rose suffered a sprained wrist last Thursday and it forced him to miss Friday’s game against Miami. The Bulls are reportedly treating this injury very carefully, so Rose may end up missing another game before returning.

Luol Deng (SF, PF), Chicago Bulls

Deng has missed three of his last six games, including the past two with a calf strain. He is not expected to play Tuesday, but is hopeful to return on Friday.

Best Players of the Week

Stephen Curry (PG, SG), Golden State Warriors

The rookie turned in a great effort as he scored 20.7 points on 49.0% shooting. He beefed up the stat sheet with 4.7 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 2.3 steals, and 3.0 3PTM.

Manu Ginobli (SG), San Antonio Spurs

Ginobli quietly produced his best week of the season with 21.5 points on 55.4% shooting while adding 4.5 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.8 steals, and 2.8 3PTM.

Shawn Marion (SF, PF), Dallas Mavericks

The Marion of old? The numbers don’t lie as he gave owners 19.0 points, 11.7 rebounds, 1.7 steals, and 1.3 blocks.

Amar’e Stoudemire (PF, C), Phoenix Suns

I may object to the way he spells his name, but I can’t argue with 32.5 points and 14.0 rebounds with great shooting (53.8 FG%, 92.0 FT%) on both fronts.

Andrew Bogut (C), Milwaukee Bucks

How do you make it here tow weeks in a row? By averaging a double-double with 19.3 points and 13.7 rebounds while adding 1.3 steals and a dominating 3.7 blocks.

You Could Have Done Better

Mike Bibby (PG), Atlanta Hawks

It’s too easy to pick on Bibby this season, but I am going to do it anyway. His 8.0 points, 4.7 assists, and 42.9 FG% just leave us feeling like we wasted a draft pick on him.

Kevin Martin (SG), Houston Rockets

Yes, he had 20.5 points, but he had nothing else. He shot 39.4%, only averaged 1.0 3PTM, managed just 0.5 steals, and put up a goose egg for assists. Nothin’ like a one category stud for your team.

Rashard Lewis (SF, PF), Orlando Magic

What a steaming pile of crap! In the final weeks of the fantasy regular season, Lewis killed your stats with 6.8 points on 37.9% shooting to go with 2.8 rebounds, and 0.8 3PTM.

Brook Lopez (PF, C), New Jersey Nets

One of the lone bright spots for the Nets this season couldn’t shine last week as he scored only 14.0 points on 39.3% shooting with 7.8 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks.

Emeka Okafor (PF, C), New Orleans Hornets

Okafor didn’t dazzle with his 12.0 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks. The worst part of his week was his FT%, which stood at a gut-wrenching 40.0%. Can we say “Hack-a-Okafor”?

Players to Pick Up

Reggie Williams (SF), Golden State Warriors

Had a good showing last week with 18.0 points on 60.0% shooting and 1.0 steals.

Marcus Thornton (PG, SG), New Orleans Hornets

Continues to roll in March: 23.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 3.0 3PTM.

Wesley Matthews (PG, SG), Utah Jazz

He has started every game since February 19th and his production has predictably gone up. He scored a season-high 29 points on Sunday.

Toney Douglas (PG, SG), New York Knicks

This is a guy to have for the stretch run. The Knicks are going nowhere, so the rookie should get more playing time. It helps that Douglas has averaged 20.0 points in his last two games.

Jason Maxiell (PF, C), Detroit Pistons

Maxiell has started almost every game in March and he averaged a double-double last week with 13.7 points and 11.0 rebounds.

Sports of Boston Basketball League

  • Despite another win (6-3), I am stuck in 10th. Goodbye playoff hopes!
  • SoB’s Teddy reigns supreme in 1st after a 6-3 win.
  • Recent pickups include: Marvin Williams and Jonas Jerebko.

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