Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 2, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.2

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Nike Basketball)

Beast of the Night: LeBron James posted a sick line to the tune of 38 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, five steals, one block and two three-pointers. He shot 59 percent (13-22) from the field, 83 percent (10-12) from the free-throw line and had zero turnovers (in 41 minutes of play). Sure, the absence of Chris Bosh helped, but these sorts of nights are expected from the No. 1 fantasy stud in the land.

Lines for Discussion:
Kevin Durant: 12-21 FG (57%), 9-9 FT (100%), 5 threes, 38 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 5 TO; On most other nights, this would’ve been worthy of “Best of the Night” honors. Durant has worked himself back into No. 2 shape this season, which is nothing to be ashamed of.

Nikola Pekovic: 6-12 FG (50%), 2-2 FT (100%), 14 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Blk, 2 TO; Pekovic has cooled off lately, but the starting center job is wholly his. He’ll bounce back sooner than later.

Mo Williams: 7-14 FG (50%), 4 threes, 18 Pts, 1 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 TO; Williams is getting a steady diet of minutes but has failed to take full advantage of them, mostly because of his struggles from the field. This kind of night should happen more often for him — should.

Tyreke Evans: 7-21 FG (33%), 4-4 FT (100%), 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Blk, 4 TO; It’s a small sample size, but in his two games as a starting small forward, Evans is averaging 15.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 blocks and 3.5 turnovers, while shooting 33 percent from the floor.

Waiver-Wire Watch:
Kendrick Perkins: 4 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 1 TO; Perk has picked up his rebounding lately, but he remains just a borderline utility option in most leagues.

Luke Ridnour: 15 Pts, 2 Reb, 8 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 TO; Ridnour is a pretty valuable player to have on your bench in most weeks. Give him consideration if you need another guard.

Grant Hill: 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk, 1 TO; Hill’s a decent low-end all-around producer in deeper leagues.

Udonis Haslem: 11 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk; So long as Bosh is out, Haslem will be worth owning.

Injuries:
LeBron James (wrist): monitor his status for tonight

Chris Bosh (personal): he won’t play tonight

Deron Williams (foot): didn’t practice Thursday, but will play tonight

Russell Westbrook (ankle): monitor his status

James Anderson (back): day-to-day

Danny Green (stinger): monitor his status

J.J. Hickson (hip): day-to-day

Willie Green (back): questionable tonight

For Tonight:
Kobe Bryant will play his second game in a mask tonight, as the Lakers host the Kings. See how Evans fares at SF again.

For Next Week:
5 games: DAL
4 games: ATL, BOS, CHA, CHI, CLE, DEN, GSW, HOU, IND, LAC, LAL, MIL, MIN, NJN, NOR, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHI, POR, SAC, TOR, UTA
3 games: DET, MEM, MIA, PHO, WAS
2 games: SAS

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  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    doc !

    okay now, i been holding onto wilson chandler for as long as he’s been in the US. now, at this point i’m hearing he may sit out the year. do you think i should drop him for any one of these guys?

    andray blatche
    jordan crawford
    richard hamilton
    udonis haslem
    michael beasley (recently dropped by an owner)
    or pick up and hold on to andy varejao

    gracias

  • bucketz3

    I NEED sg/sf…badly..ima drop rodney stuckey hoo shood I pick up??
    Derozan
    Brandon knight
    Jared dudley
    Beasley
    Dj augustin
    Delfino
    Turk
    Shawn marion

    I don’t necessarily need the player to be able to run sg and sf but that would be nice…or shood I jus rock wit stuckey??

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    the real question is why is derozen on your waiver wire

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    man, some1 scooped up blatche . i shuda made a move.