- It continues to be a mystery who is going to start at shooting guard for the Indiana Pacers on any given night. However whether it is Brandon Rush or Mike Dunleavy they are likely to average a similar amount of minutes unless one starts to pull away. If I had to bet which one might do it, it’d be Rush, but for the time being neither one’s fantasy value is affected significantly by this.
- Michael Beasley sat out of last night’s game against the Cavs due to a twisted ankle he got on Friday Night. Chances are that this was just a precautionary move, and so I think you can put him in your weekly lineups with confidence. Though it wouldn’t hurt to check and make sure closer to your deadline.
- After missing two weeks with a sore back, Andrew Bogut returned to action last night against an ailing Orlando Magic team and completely dominated. Bogut scored 31,had 18 rebounds and a pair of blocks and steals. The only downside to the night was a head-to-head league crushing 5 – 16 from the free throw line. The Magic may have been missing some key pieces, but it’s clear that when Bogut is healthy he’s one of the better Centers in the league, he just can’t stay healthy.
- It has been a season of ups and downs for rookie Wesley Johnson, but last night was maybe his best game so far as a pro as he scored 20, grabbed 6 rebounds and had 2 blocked shots as well for the Timberwolves. He’s probably not worth owning in standard leagues until he starts to get more consistent, but he’s a definite guy to grab in keeper leagues, as he has a bright future ahead of him.
- It’s clear that Byron Scott is going to play the hot hand in Cleveland, and last night that Ramon Sessions. He played 29 minutes last night, the third straight game of over 20, and got 18 points and 6 assists out of it. Sessions has been playing well and as long as it continues he’ll continue to see 20 minutes or more. Sessions is a viable option in deep leagues.
- On just game two of the season for Carlos Boozer it already looks like the big man is rounding into form. He managed to get 30 minutes in an overtime game and put up a very strong 25 point, 9 rebound effort. You can shed any worries you may have had about this return.
- Until Aaron Brooks makes his return Kyle Lowry is a guy who should be owned in every league. He scored 16 with 7 rebounds and 4 assists last night and is averaging 14.4 points and 7.8 assists per game over his last five games. Unfortunately for those who do own Lowry, Brooks should be back by the end of this week.
- With Evan Turner heading to the bench, Jodie Meeks got a chance to start last night. And he made a case for making that a regular thing dropping 26 on the Bobcats in a win. Meeks hit 7 three-pointers en route to his big night. As long as he is starting he’s worth a look, just note that there will be ups and downs and he won’t do much outside of score and hit three’s.
- The Kings may not have blown a lead against the Mavericks, but it had to be nice to see Tyreke Evans put up a big game, and hopefully get back on track. Evans had 25 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds. This comes on the heels of a rough last six games where Evans shot 29% from the field. Whether it happened last night or not, Evans is going to get this figured out and he is going to be just fine.