Williams coming on strong for Nets
Sure, it's worth wondering whether he can keep this up, but clearly, given his skill set, it's within the realm of possibility. He's a great pickup in all formats if you need help in points, rebounds and assists. If he keeps showing this much talent for the rest of the season, he's worth looking at as a player who could help you in multiple areas next season. He'll probably never be a great shooter, but he has enough athletic ability to be a major contributor in blocks and steals.
Tyreke Evans, Kings: 19 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists versus the Raptors.|
Manu Ginobili, Spurs: 28 points (10-for-18 FG), 6 rebounds, 5 assists against the Knicks.
Dwyane Wade, Heat: 27 points (15-for-17 FT), 6 rebounds, 8 assists versus the Clippers.
Drew Gooden, Clippers: 6 points (1-for-9 FG), 9 rebounds against the Heat.|
Brook Lopez, Nets: 10 points (5-for-16 FG), 6 rebounds versus the Mavericks.
Hedo Turkoglu, Raptors: 6 points (2-for-8 FG), 3 assists against the Kings.
After having a few productive games in a row (from a fantasy perspective), Washington Wizards big man JaVale McGee had a terrible game on Tuesday against the Houston Rockets, finishing with just four points, seven rebounds and no blocked shots. Take away that game and remember that he had 14 blocks in his four previous games, and that should give you a hint as to why I would recommend you put him into your lineup against the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday. Derrick Rose single-handedly torched the Orlando Magic the first time the Chicago Bulls played them this season, then got injured the next time they met. It's hard to say whether the Magic's defense has an answer for Rose, but I would expect him to have a huge game this time around either way. Because the Portland Trail Blazers are going up against the Golden State Warriors, it's a good night to get any of the mediocre Blazers you are hanging on to into your lineup. In particular, Nicolas Batum and Rudy Fernandez are the sort of players who would appear to fit into a game played at the Warriors' pace.
Seth Landman is a fantasy basketball analyst for ESPN.com.