With Omer Asik (DNP) demanding a trade from the Rockets, Mr. Terrence Jones (14/12/2/stl/3blks) has replaced him in the starting lineup and is playing very well so far. Jones is the very definition of a “hot free agent” as he will become a must own player if Asik does get his wish and is shipped out of Houston. I think there’s a good chance Asik does get moved with Donatas Montiejunas (12/3/1/1/1) available and Greg Smith returning from injury in a couple weeks. Until then, Jones owners need to monitor this situation closely. In other Houston Rocket news, Dwight Howard shot 17 of 24 from the charity stripe last night which is over 70 percent! Wowsers! Unfortunately I don’t think it’s a sign of things to come. Lastly, Patrick Beverley (11/5/2/blk) and Jeremy Lin (16/4/7/stl/blk) both continue to hold value, while hurt each others value. It’s just how the cookie is gonna crumble until one of them is demoted or misses time. There were an eleven pack of NBA games Saturday night, so heres what else I saw in fantasy basketball ….
Ty Lawson - 28/2/17/2/blk Line of the night. The Rockets versus the Nuggets was a fantasy basketball owners dream matchup. The two teams totaled a whopping 233 points last night.
Vitor Faverani - 9/14/1/3/4 While it is a great line, I think the extended playing time was due to matchups with Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic. I’m not falling for it again. Yet. Meanwhile it killed Jared Sullinger (3/4/1) and Kelly Olynyk’s (6/2/1/blk) value. What a dumpster fire!
Tony Wroten – 19/3/2/2stls Continues to fill in well for Michael Carter-Williams.
Anthony Davis 13/9/1/2stls and eight blocks! AD can single handedly win you blocks in any given week.
Ryan Anderson – 26/1/stl with 6 treys. Returned to the Pelicans lineup with a bang!
Josh McRoberts 6/7/9/stl and Dejuan Blair 18/5/2/2/1 are two good players to stream on a four game week. Not quite ownable in 10 team leagues but ownable in 12 team leagues or deeper.
Victor Oladipo – 10/4/6/stl and 9 turnovers. Yikes. He’s a rookie. He’ll be fine.
Tristan Thompson – 15/12/2stl/2blk Sell high? Or enjoy the ride? Either way. Either way is fine.
Andrew Bynum – 6/3/stl/blk in 21 minutes. If you can gets a decent center in return for Bynum, I would go for it. Relieve yourself of the headache. I would.
Trevor Ariza – DNP – Sounds like he’ll miss about a week.
Martell Webster - 14/7/1/stl Will be your starter while Ariza is out.
JR Smith – 7/5/1 JR shot 3 for 18 from the field last night. Yuck. He will come around.
Andrea Bargnani - 16/9/2/2blks Continues to play well, but it will end once Tyson Chandler returns.
Serge Ibaka - 15/20/1/4blks Went off against a Bucks front line which is in shambles right now. Nothing more.
Brook Lopez and Deron Williams both sat out with the sprained ankles.Andray Blatche (19/8/2/stl) and Shaun Livingston (11/5/5/2stl) will the guys to own until the two Brooklyn starters return.
Mason Plumlee – 19/6/stl/blk Might be useful while Lopez is out in deeper leagues.
Remember, you can hit me up with questions in the comments below or contact me through Twitter @jfort753. Good Luck everyone. See you next weekend!