Redick-ulous is the word of the day, or perhaps the word of the first month of NBA action with the injuries piling up on a daily basis. J.J. Redick took a nasty fall on Friday night as I told you yesterday and sure enough, we learn today he has a hand fracture and a torn ligament in his right elbow. Both injuries are to his shooting arm and what does JJ do best? Yep, shoot. Six to eight weeks is the initial recovery time and as good as Redick has been, he can be dropped in all leagues, which forces us to go searching for three pointers. The team will be cautious with JJ’s injured wing, considering that’s how he brings the bread home. The Clippers look to be starting Willie Green in place of Redick, but Jamal Crawford will receive the biggest bump in value. There were only seven games yesterday, but there was no shortage of NBA Fantasy news so lets get to it…..
John Henson – 13/13/3/3blks Henson got a start yesterday and did not disappoint and should be owned everywhere. I don’t think he will start for the rest of the year, but he will be a stud while doing so. Make sure he’s not available.
Brandon Knight – 20/9/8/1/1 BK messed around and almost got himself a triple double and looked very good last night. He wont keep this up, but it’s a very good sign.
Channing Frye – 17/6/2/stl I’ve been getting a lot of questions on Frye because he doesn’t blow your socks off but he does give you a little of everything in all categories. He is ownable everywhere for that very reason.
Trey Burke – 20/6/3/2stls w/ 4 treys. Burke had his best game to date yet and there will be more to come. Just don’t expect him to be consistent.
Andrew Bynum – 20/10/3/5blks Bynum all of the sudden blew up last night and looked like the Bynum of 2010. I dont think it keeps up but if you want to take a flier on him for upside, go for it! I’m just not recommending anyone drop a very good player for him. Too risky.
DeJuan Blair – 10/8/1/2stls Was moved back to the bench as Samuel Dalembert (12/7/blk) was moved back into the starting lineup.
Tony Snell – 18/4/2/stl Snell is playing very well for the Bulls, which is making Mike Dunleavy (2/1/3/stl) virtually useless. He’s an ok player to own until Jimmy Butler returns and a few weeks.
Cartier Martin – 12/5/1/blk Got a start with Lou Williams out due to rest. Ignore.
Alan Anderson (6/7/3) and Tyshawn Taylor (6/stl) started for the Nets last night with Deron Williams and Paul Pierce out, but did not impress.
Zach Randolph – DNP – Randolph sat out last night with an ingrown toenail….? Disgusting,but better than a real injury right? Ed Davis (10/8/stl) got the start. Meh.
Jose Calderon – DNP – Sat out with a bone bruise on an ankle. He was a game time decision so he should be back soon.
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!