- The Blazers Marcus Camby is still struggling with his sore left knee and that might be the reason he was taken out of the starting lineup in favor of Gerald Wallace. No word on if this is permanent or not, but Camby could see his minutes diminish if not miss some time.
- It’s been a rough month for Joe Johnson who hasn’t been able to shoot even 40% for the month, and only scored 20 or more once so far. He busted out last night though going 13 – 19 from the field and 6 – 9 from three point range. Johnson finished with 36 points, 5 rebounds and a block and steal.
- I could talk about Tyler Hansbrough who had yet another big game scoring 30 points last night, but I have been talking about him and it’s clear he’s a must own in all formats. Darren Collison on the other hand hasn’t been playing well as of late and so it was nice to see him come out last night and score 24 with 9 assists. Collison has shown flashes of his ability, but his minutes and production have both been frustratingly inconsistent.
- It’s the all-around game of Landry Fields that give him value in fantasy leagues, but he’s starting to show a bit more ability to score with 12.6 points per game in March. Last night he had 17 points along with 5 assists, 3 rebounds, 3 treys and 2 steals. Fields is the leading rebounder among guards and gets a little over a steal per game, if he can add more consistent scoring he’ll see a big increase in fantasy value.
- The Wizards are just an awful team right now having lost by 19 or more points in four straight games. One of the few bright spots on the team as we head down the stretch might be Jordan Crawford though. With Nick Young missing last night’s game Crawford stepped in and scored 27 points, including 3 treys along with 4 assists and 4 rebounds. Crawford is averaging 19.3 points per game over the last four.
- Another bright spot might be JaVale McGee who recorded an unorthodox triple-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 12 blocks. McGee’s offense has been inconsistent, but there is no doubt that he is a freak athlete and someone to keep an eye on going into next season.
- I don’t know if Brandon Roy is back, and chances are he might not be what he once was again. But he’s starting to pick up the production a bit and scored 21 points last night, the most since his return. Roy also scored 16 in his last game. Don’t expect the kind of numbers Roy used to put up, but as long he’s on the court he’s going to have value.