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Fantasy hoops weekly rankings: Load up on Lakers and Bucks

LeBron James continues to be atop the game in his 17th year in the league. Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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You're in a weekly transaction league, and you need to decide by Monday evening who will be in your starting lineup for the week. Should you consider sitting usual impact starters Julius Randle or Tobias Harris? Or perhaps starting someone like Marcus Smart or Goran Dragic, who might generally be on your bench, perhaps even your waiver wire?

There is a lot of volatility in this week's projections. The NBA trade deadline saw many players, including several impact guys, move to new teams. Also, this is All-Star week, so the playing session actually concatenates two half-weeks into one big session. As pointed out in the forecaster this week, 23 teams play four games, six play three and one, the Knicks, plays only twice. The "potentially sittable" list contains every Knicks player due to their sparse schedule.

There are several players who fell due to injury concerns and should be further monitored before Monday's lineup lock. Kyrie Irving, T.J. Warren, Thomas Bryant and Richaun Holmes are prime examples.

Check out the list of guys who stood out in one direction or the other below, and for more detail see the complete rankings.