Surprise! Surprise! Russell Westbrook is back. The Oklahoma Thunder are listing thats Russell is active today and will start against the Suns with no minute restrictions. This is obviously phenomenal news for Westbrook owners, who need to get him in their starting lineups immediately. As for Reggie Jackson owners, he can safely be dropped in shallow leagues and possibly in deeper leagues, but lets see how the minute distribution plays out for now. See, I dont always bear just the bad news! Now to the rest of Saturday night’s fantasy basketball action…….
Andrew Bynum – Sat out last night as the Cavaliers are just being very cautious with their expensive new toy. Bynum owners will just have to be patient.
Dion Waiters – 17/2/4stl Waiters bounced back and will most likely be real streaky this year.
Lance Stephenson – 22/5/3 Playing very well right now and I expect him to hold value all year. My gut feeling is that Granger will head to a bench role when he returns.
Derrick Rose – 13/4/6/8 to’s Still trying to knock some rust off. He’ll get better.
Taj Gibson – 12/7/stl/blk A nice game off the bench and will be a must own player if Joakim Noah or Carlos Boozer ever happen to miss time.
Thaddeus Young – 13/7/2/1/1 and three treys. Young hit one three pointer in all of last year. He hit three last night. If this keeps up, Young’s value takes a pretty big jump.
Cody Zeller – 4/1/2stl in nine minutes. Zeller got just nine minutes of run with Al Jefferson out again. This is bad news and Zeller can probably be dropped for a hot free agent.
Anthony Davis – 25/8/4/6stl/6blk Wowsers! If Davis can stay healthy watch out. He will surely return first round value.
Tyreke Evans – 15/6/7 Tyke finally had a nice game off the bench and expect more to come as he gets healthier.
Jose Calderon – 15/2/5/stl Calderon bounced back. No worries.
Jonas Valancuinas – 7/6 in just 16 minutes. The Raptors looked to go with a smaller lineup and JV was the one to lose the minutes. He should be fine.
Nate Wolters – 7/4/10 Need some short term point guard help?
Larry Sanders – 4/4/1/blk in just 21 minutes. Sanders reportedly is not happy with his playing time. Hopefully for us, his complaining will get hims more minutes. Hopefully!
Alec Burks – 15/3/2/3/1 Still playing very well off the bench.
Tim Duncan – 24/7/1/blk Returned. Get him back in your lineup.
Nicholas Batum – 11/12/11/blk Nic got his first triple-double of the year.
Demarcus Cousins – 8/7/3stl Was apparently benched last night. Dont be surprised here. Along with the talent, you get all the headaches too.
Ben McLemore – 19/4/1/stl Had a nice game last night, but will continue to have off nights.
Travis Outlaw 15/12/1/blk and Jason Thompson 12/10/2 got more run than usual with Cousins being benched.
Klay Thompson – 27/7/2/stl with three treys. Klay will be a fun player to own this year.
Remember, you can hit me up with questions in the comments below or contact me through Twitter @jfort753. Good Luck everyone. See you tomorrow!