NBA Fantasy Spin – 11/25/07

As the season goes on, its getting harder and harder to find players who can make or break your team, but there are certainly guys out there who can fill voids due to injury or poor early season performance. If you are looking for some help, here are some players that should be on your radar right now.

Antonio Daniels
If Daniels is still available, maybe its time to get out of that Yahoo! public league and into more competitive one.

Antonio Daniels – Chances are this guys was picked up in your league immediately after Arenas was declared out for 3 months. If he’s available now, pick him up… and think about joining a more competitive league next year.

Juan Carlos Navarro – This 27 year-old rookie from Spain has started the last two games for the Grizzlies and averaged 22.0 pts, 4.0 ast, 2.5 reb, 3.0 3-pts, 1.0 stl and shot 17-26 from the field. If he stays in the starting lineup for Memphis, look for Navarro, the 2006 MVP of the Spanish league, to be a solid contributor of points and treys while shooting good percentages from the field and the line.

Andres Nocioni – According to ESPN, as of right now he is owned in only 75% of leagues. Over his last six games (the last five as a starter), Nocioni has averaged 17.7 pts, 6.5 reb and 2.0 3-pts. The Bulls are such a disaster right now, who knows how long he’ll be a starter or how many minutes any Chicago player can expect from here on out. But if “Chapu” is still available, I would grab him asap.

Luis Scola – The highly touted rookie from Argentina finally has been showing some signs of life recently. Over his last five games, Scola has had 20 points three times. On the flip side, he has a combined 5 points in the other two. Scola clearly has not fully adjusted to NBA ball, but he is getting closer. The Rockets need a third option to step up and Scola might be that guy. If he can find some consistency, look for some nice points, rebounds and FG% from the 27 year-old.

Bostjan Nachbar – Over his past three games, Nachbar has averaged 16.3 pts, 3.0 3-pts, 3.0 reb, 2.0 stl and shot 52% from the field.

Brandon Bass – Keep your eye on Bass down in Dallas. He hasn’t been getting the consistent minutes all year long, but has played well when called upon. Bass has averaged 14 points and 6 rebounds over last last three.

Marco Jaric – Marco should see the bulk of playing time in Minnesota, with Sebastian Telfair as his main competition for minutes. In his last two games, the 29 year-old Jaric has averaged 17.0 pts, 6.0 ast, 2.5 reb, 1.5 stl, 2.0 blk and 1.0 3-pts.


NBA Web Roundup – Arenas Out for 3 Months

Gilbert Arenas Injury
Gilbert Arenas Underwent Knee Surgery and Will be Out for 3 Months

Links from around the NBA…

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! This year I want to give thanks to Vince Carter… for this:

NBA Web Roundup – Starbury Out in NY

Starbury Out In NY

Stephon Marbury
Think I Can Still Return My Marbury Fathead?

Links from around the NBA:

And here’s some fun from the TNT Postgame show…

NBA Star/Goat of the Week – Week 2

Star of the Week

Kevin Garnett Boston Celtics

Kevin Garnett – KG, the early favorite for league MVP, led the Celtics to a 3-0 record this week, beating Denver, Atlanta and New Jersey by an average score of 112-92. For the week, Garnett averaged 22.7 points, 15.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 2.7 steals and 1.7 blocks while shooting 61% from the field and 88% from the line.


Goat(s) of the Week

Don Nelson of the Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors – Where is the D in Oakland? The Warriors dropped 2 more games this week (both at home) – to the Cavs and the Mavs. For the season, the 0-5 Warriors are giving up a league worst 119.6 points and losing by an average margin of 11.8 points, also worst in the NBA.