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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
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6. NBDL call-ups have value: 33 players were called up to the NBA from the D-League this season. Reggie Williams is one of the players who has made the biggest fantasy impact this season. He has appeared in 18 games for the Warriors averaging 14.9 points, 4 rebounds, 1.3 threes and shooting 49.8% from the field and 85.7% from the foul line. Before he was called up he was averaging 26.4 (2nd in the NBDL) points over 33 games for Sioux Falls. He also had the scoring pedigree in college leading the nation twice for VMI.

Because of the lack of depth due to trades and injuries and the Warriors have another NBDL player who has played well in Anthony Tolliver. He is averaging 11.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.2 threes from the center position. He had 21 rebounds on March 27th while playing 35 minutes a game that month. He averaged 21.4 points and 11.4 rebounds in 14 D-League games this season.

I can list other examples but the final one will be Bill Walker. Walker …

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Week 23 NBA pickups

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Week 23 (March 29-April 4)
Teams playing four games: Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, L.A. Clippers, L.A. Lakers, Milwaukee, New Jersey, New Orleans, New York, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, San Antonio, Toronto, Washington
Teams playing three games: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Golden State, Indiana, Memphis, Miami, Minnesota, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland, Sacramento, Utah
Teams playing two games: None

Roddy Beaubois (Mavs)- Beaubois has received inconsistent minutes with Jason Terry back but he caught fire vs. the Warriors on Saturday. He scored a career high 40 points including 9 three-pointers. Yes, this game against Golden State so we need to see more consistent production.

Andres Nocioni (Kings)- Nocioni scored 21 points yesterday which was his highest output since December 28th. He played in a season high 40 minutes because of injuries and made 5 three-pointers. He has value if the Kings continue to play short-handed.

Jason Kapono …

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Week 22 pickups

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Week 22 (March 22-28)
Teams playing four games: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Golden State, Houston, Indiana, Miami, Milwaukee, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Sacramento, San Antonio, Toronto, Washington
Teams playing three games: Charlotte, Cleveland, Detroit, L.A. Clippers, L.A. Lakers, Memphis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland
Teams playing two games: New York

Eric Maynor (Thunder)- Maynor had his best game this month with 15 points and 11 assists yesterday. Most of his production came in garbage time but if you need assists in a deep league the rookie can help.

Darius Songalia (Hornets)- Songalia has averaged 11 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals over his past 4 games. Last week he had games where he played 31 and 28 minutes.

Leon Powe (Cavs)- Powe set season highs in points (16) and minutes (21) vs. the Pistons yesterday. If he can find consistent time …

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Week 21 Pickups

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Week 21 (March 15-21) Teams playing four games: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Golden State, Houston, Indiana, L.A. Lakers, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Utah, Washington Teams playing three games: L.A. Clippers, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Sacramento, Toronto Teams playing two games: Dallas, Orlando, Portland

Toney Douglas (Knicks)- The last time Douglas started was on November 18th. Last Saturday he started and scored 21 points in helping the Knicks defeat the Mavs. He has played in at least 22 minutes the past four games and has 7 three-pointers in this span.

Jannero Pargo (Bulls)- Pargo started his first game of the season due to a wrist injury suffered to Derrick Rose. Pargo, scored a season high 20 points with 4 assists and 2 three-pointers. Rose should return tomorrow vs. the Grizziles.

Johan Petro (Nuggets)- Petro has started four straight games because of the injury to Keynon Martin. He is averaging 5.8 points, 7.8 rebounds .8 blocks as a starter.

Honorable mention: James Johnson (Bulls)

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Week 20 Pickups

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Week 20 (March 8-14)
Teams playing four games: Boston, Charlotte, L.A. Clippers, Memphis, Miami, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland, Sacramento, San Antonio, Toronto, Washington
Teams playing three games: Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Indiana, Golden State, Milwaukee, Oklahoma City
Teams playing two games: Houston, L.A. Lakers, Phoenix

Reggie Williams (Warriors)- Williams signed a 10-day contract because of the lack of healthy bodies for the Warriors. He scored a career high 28 points yesterday against the Hornets. If Monta Ellis returns on Thursday, it lowers the value of Williams but he has a pedigree of scoring history. He the led nation in back to back years for VMI (28.1 in 06-07 and 27.8 in 07-08)

Sonny Weems (Raptors)- Weems has scored in double-figures in four of past five games. He scored a season high 20 points vs. the Knicks last Friday. In three games this month …

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Week 19 pickups

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Week 19 (March 1-7)
Teams playing four games: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Golden State, Houston, Indiana, L.A. Clippers, L.A. Lakers, Memphis, New York, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Sacramento
Teams playing three games: Chicago, Miami, Milwaukee, New Jersey, New Orleans, Portland, San Antonio, Toronto, Utah, Washington
Teams playing two games: Minnesota

Jerry Stackhouse (Bucks)- Stackhouse has stepped up his play recently. The Bucks were one of the league’s hottest team that won 6 straight games before yesterday’s loss to the Hawks. Stack has scored double-figures and played at least 24 minutes in four straight games. He scored a season high 20 points yesterday and also is a good source for threes and free throw percentage.

Bill Walker (Knicks)- Walker has appeared in three games for the Knicks and played 25 minutes in last Saturday’s game. Wilson Chandler is expected to miss tonight’s game (personal reasons) and Tracy McGrady is dealing with a sore knee which means Walker could sustain minutes in the rotation.

Ronny Turiaf (Warriors)- …

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Week 18 Pickups

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Week 18 (Feb. 22-28)

Teams playing five games: Milwaukee

Teams playing four games: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Indiana, L.A. Clippers, L.A. Lakers, Memphis, Minnesota, New Orleans, New York, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Portland, Utah, Washington

Teams playing three games: Boston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Denver, Golden State, Houston, Miami, New Jersey, Orlando, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Antonio, Toronto

Tracy McGrady (Knicks): T-Mac made his Knicks debut last Saturday with 26 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 three-pointer and 1 steal. He took 17 shots and played 32 minutes.

Eddie House (Knicks)- House set season highs in points (24) and minutes (34) in his Knicks debut. He is a great source for three-pointers and free throw percentage.

Sergio Rodriguez (Knicks)- Rodriguez also made his Knicks debut over the weekend and scored 5 points with 6 assists. He played in 25 minutes and attempted 3 three-pointers. He could be in the starting point guard lineup very soon.

Wes Matthews (Jazz)- Mattews has started the past two games and scored 12 points in 33 minutes yesterday. The Jazz traded Ronnie Brewer which created an open slot in the rotation.

Mario …

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Week 17 Pickups

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Week 17 (Feb. 15-21)
Teams playing four games: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Golden State, Houston, Memphis, Miami, Minnesota, New Jersey, Phoenix, Sacramento, Utah
Teams playing three games: Atlanta, Charlotte, Cleveland, Denver, Indiana, L.A. Clippers, Milwaukee, New Orleans, New York, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland, San Antonio, Toronto, Washington
Teams playing two games: L.A. Lakers

Anthony Morrow (Warriors)- Morrow has returned after missing 12 games due to a knee injury. He has scored 33 and 26 points over his past two games and has played 45 and 48 minutes. He is a great source for threes.

Daequan Cook (Heat)- Cook has 27 points over his last two games including 5 three-pointers. He played 24 and 21 minutes in that span. He is a great source for threes as well.

Chris Richard (Bulls)- Richard was signed to his second 10-day contract due to Joakim Noah being sidelined with an injury. Richard has played in at least 20 minutes in two of his past three games and is averaging one block on the season.

JaVale McGee (Wizards)- McGee could …

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Week 16 Pickups

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Week 16 (Feb. 8-14)
Teams playing three games: Orlando
Teams playing two games: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Golden State, L.A. Clippers, L.A. Lakers, Miami, Milwaukee, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Portland, Sacramento, San Antonio, Utah
Teams playing one game: Boston, Houston, Indiana, Memphis, New York, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Toronto, Washington

Will Bynum (Pistons)- Bynum has returned from an ankle injury and has 29 points and 14 assists over his past three games.

C.J Miles (Jazz)- Miles has at least 10 points in four straight games while receiving more minutes in the rotation.

Marquis Daniels (Celtics)- Daniels returned from a thumb injury and played 13 minutes vs. the Magic yesterday. He is a valuable bench player for the team but his role could increase if Ray Allen gets traded.

Brad Miller (Bulls)- Miller has started the past two games with Joakim Noah sidelined with a foot injury. Miller has 23 points, 13 rebounds, 5 steals and a three-pointer in his two starts.

Honorable mention: Morris Peterson (Hornets)

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Week 14 Pickups

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Week 14 (Jan. 25-31)

Teams playing four games: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Denver, Golden State, Houston, Indiana, L.A. Clippers, L.A. Lakers, Memphis, Miami, Minnesota, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio

Teams playing three games: Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Milwaukee, New Jersey, Oklahoma City, Sacramento, Toronto, Utah, Washington

Goran Dragic (Suns): Dragic scored a season-high 20 points last Friday. He also had 4 steals with 3 three-pointers and should receive more minutes with Leandro Barbosa sidelined with an injured wrist.

Marco Belinelli (Raptors)- Belinelli has scored at least 14 points in three of his past four games. He has 5 three-pointers in this span as well.

Daniel Gibson (Cavs)- Gisbson started his first game of the season vs. the Thunder last Friday due to the injuries of Mo Williams and Delonte West. He finished with 13 points, 3 three-pointers, 2 blocks and one steal. He also made the game-winning three-pointer.

J.J Hickson (Cavs)- Hickson had one of his better games in recent weeks against the Lakers last Thursday with 11 points and 14 rebounds. He followed that game up …

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Fantasy Basketball: Players to trade for

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Stephen Curry (Warriors)- Tyreke Evans has been playing like the Rookie of the Year but Curry has elevated his game In 8 games this month he is averaging career highs in points (17.1), rebounds (4.6), threes (2.3) and minutes (36) per game. On the season he is shooting 45% from the field and 1.9 steals per game.

Martell Webster (Trailblazers)- Webster is averaging 18.8 points, 3.5 threes, .9 blocks in 39 minutes per game this month. He also is shooting 49% from the field in eight games.

Boris Diaw (Bobcats)- Diaw is playing better after struggling last month. In nine games in January he is averaging 11 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5 assists 1.2 blocks and 1.1 threes per game.

Mike Miller (Wizards)- Miller has been injured plagued all season but when healthy is a multi-category threat. This past Monday he scored 13 points with 4 rebounds, 4 assists and one block.

Andrew Bogut (Bucks)- Bogut has blocked 6 shots twice this month and has 14 blocks over his past 4 games. He has at least 11 rebounds in every …

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Week 13 Pickups

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Week 13 (Jan. 18-24)

Teams playing four games: Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Golden State, Indiana, L.A. Clippers, L.A. Lakers, Miami, Milwaukee, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Toronto, Washington
Teams playing three games: Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Houston, Memphis, New York, San Antonio
Teams playing two games: Utah

Carlos Delfino (Bucks)- Delfino scored a season-high 26 points vs. the Jazz last Friday. He also had 6 three-pointers, 4 rebounds and 4 steals in 39 minutes. With Michael Redd out for the season look for Delfino to have games like these.

Derrick Brown (Bobcats)- Brown had a breakout game vs. the Suns last Friday scoring 18 points with 2 steals. He was also 8-8 from the foul line and should bolster a weak Bobcats bench.

Cartier Martin (Warriors)- Martin has played 34 minutes in each of last two games for the injury plagued Warriors. If he receives consistent playing time he can be a cheap source for points and threes.

Chris Wilcox (Pistons)- Wilcox …

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