By : John Fortney – Staff Writer (@jfort753)
Playing for the Jazz and Doin Burk!
The Jazz were destroyed last night by Kings in Sacramento with Paul Milsap (6/8/1/blk) and Al Jefferson (16/3/1blk) in foul trouble all night. Neither guys played over 20 minutes, you could call it a disaster. The lone bright spot for the Jazz was and has been Alec Burks (24/3/1/blk) in 27 minutes. Burks has been getting a ton of run off the bench lately and is really starting to impress. He’s outplaying Jamal Tinsley and could possibly earn a starting position soon. Either way, Alec has been very good over the past four games averaging 13 points, 3 boards, 3 assists, .5stl, .5 blk and 1.5 threes per game. These numbers aren’t staggering, but will improve as he is earning more minutes by the game. Alec is a nice add in deep leagues right now and I’m keeping a close eye on the situation and I would advise you to do the same. As for the Kings, Isaiah Thomas (24/4/3/3stl) and Marcus Thornton (24/1/2) were on fire. I love IT the rest of the season and Thornton is a sell high candidate if he has another game or two like this. It was a quiet night in the NBA last night with only 5 games so here’s your best (and worst) of the rest of what I saw in fantasy basketball ….
Wilson Chandler – 7/4/1/2/1 Wilson cooled off after a hot shooting night on Thursday. I would just keep an eye on him until we see him get closer to 30 minutes on a consistent basis.
Marreese Speights – 5/3/blk Was just an awful shooting night. He’ll bounce back.
Byron Mullens – 16/3/blk/stl Back in the starting lineup and ownable everywhere outside of 8 team leagues.
Lavoy Allen – 14/22/3/blk Exploded against the lowly Bobcats so sell high if you own him.
Jeremy Pargo – 12/4/6 Played heavy minutes down the stretch. I would ignore as this was just a matchup move
Jason Maxiell – 4/1/1/blk in 31 minutes. I thought he would his value would improve with Andre Drummond out and him being in a contract year. Guess not! Ignore.
Jose Calderon – 23/5/10/3stl If you held on to Calderon through the ups and downs this season, your investment is about to pay off. Jose should be a stud point guard the rest of the way. Congratulations!
Charlie Villanueva – 18/13/1/blk Looks to be benefiting the most from the Drummond injury and I see him being very ownable in 12 team leagues and even 10 team leagues if you need points, threes, and boards.
Samuel Dalembert – 1q4/12/2stl/5blk This is a great short term play while Larry Sanders is out. Sanders could be out a couple more games if not more so stream away!
Andres Biedrins – 0/8/2 Got the start with Andrew Bogut getting the night off. Ignore.
Bernard James – 2/3/stl Started but the minutes won’t be there. Also ignore.
I’ll be online with hecman, Fantasy Nomad and Jewish_Jeff Wednesday night for our free live fantasy basketball chat at 9:30 pm EST so see you then! In the meantime feel free to ask away in the Comments section below or hit me up on Twitter at @jfort753. J-Fort out!
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