by Matthew Bellerose
This week has been quite the busy one; therefore I am adding a twist to this week. We are buying one, selling one, and holding one. We had a very sad week this week with the loss of the Golden State Warriors. I give partial credit to the Celtics for wearing the Warriors down in a double overtime battle. Enjoy the wonderful week!
Marc Gasol C Memphis Grizzlies
Gasol has the potential to be traded to a contending team, which will only bolster his stats. He, and the entire Grizzlies team, are not playing great this season. Signs are pointing to the beginning of the Memphis rebuild. This means that any of their aging players could be on the move. Gasol would be the biggest beneficiary of a trade. He would benefit from increased guard play around the perimeter, as there would be less defensive coverage on Gasol in the post.
Gasol is an elite center who provides excellent shooting numbers (47% from the field and 85% from the free-throw line), as well as a good source of points and rebounds. If he can be moved to a contender, he will easily contend for best fantasy center in the NBA.
Gerald Green SG/SF Miami Heat
He is another one of the streaky shooters that can make for a great play in daily fantasy, but that can destroy your fantasy teams. Green is a career 42% shooter, and has been shooting over 50% over his last five games. On a surprisingly healthy Miami Heat squad, he is buried on the depth chart.
When hot he can provide an excellent spark of the bench, or filling in for an injured starter. But when he is cold, he can ruin your percentages, while providing no categorical help. He is a shooter only, and he can continue to shoot, but on someone else’s team, or on the waivers.
Kristaps Porzingis PF New York Knicks
The rookie wall takes down even the best of us. Formerly one of the most booed top five picks of all time; he is now the king of New York. It is time for Carmelo to take a back seat to the Legendary Latvian Lion. His scoring has slowed to just over 11 points a game over his last five, with just over 4 rebounds a game. His season averages are over 13 and 8 respectively.
He is playing fantastic basketball this season, and should be a staple for the Knicks, and for your fantasy team. I was lucky to steal him late in drafts, and if you got that same luxury, hold on tight, because with the Legendary Latvian Lion: King of New York on your team, glory is the only option.