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Fantasy Basketball Week 8 Preview

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Week 7 in fantasy basketball saw some player change their landscape. Most notably is the trade of Rudy Gay to Sacramento. The trade has Torontonians singing the praises of their GM Masia Urji. Not only was Gay shooting a career low FG% on an insane amount of FG attempts, he was also tying up the Raptor’s financial flexibility. The trade will free up a lot of FG attempts per game for the Raptors and Terrence Ross could be the most direct benefactor. As for Gay’s fantasy outlook going forward I do not see much change, maybe reduced FG attempts which can’t be a bad thing for him and your fantasy team. Moving on, the Los Angeles Lakers have no point guard as Steve Blake, Steve Nash, and Jordan Farmar are all out with injury. This will delegate much more ball handling for Kobe Bryant. In his first game at PG Kobe dished out 13 dimes but only scored 4 points. Stay tuned to see how the point guard issue is dealt with for the Lakers, rumour has it they are in the market. Below I will look at some start them, sit them players along with the weekly schedule for this coming week 8 in the NBA. All assumptions based on a 14 team roto league.


Number of games played this week:
Atlanta Hawks: 3
Boston Celtics: 4
Brooklyn Nets: 3
Charlotte Bobcats: 4
Chicago Bulls: 4
Cleveland Cavaliers: 3
Dallas Mavericks: 3
Denver Nuggets: 3
Detroit Pistons: 4
Golden State Warriors: 3
Houston Rockets: 3
Indiana Pacers: 4
LA Clippers:4
LA Lakers: 4
Memphis Grizzlies: 3
Miami Heat: 3
Milwaukee Bucks: 3
Minnesota Timberwolves: 4
New Orleans Pelicans: 3
New York Knicks: 3
Oklahoma City Thunder: 4
Orlando Magic: 3
Philadelphia 76ers: 3
Phoenix Suns: 3
Portland Trailblazers: 3
Sacramento Kings: 4
San Antonio Spurs: 4
Toronto Raptors: 3
Utah Jazz: 4
Washington Wizards: 3

Start’Em/Sit ‘Em
Terrence Ross (SG/SF- TOR) – Ross was inserted into the starting lineup for the Raptors this week. Rudy Gay was traded to Sacramento and so was his 19 FG attempts per game. As mentioned above Ross stands the most likely hood of taking a chunk of those 19 FG attempts. I highly doubt he is still on the wire after he dropped 10 threes over the last three games. 

Terrence Jones (SF/PF – HOU) – This player should have been on your radar a few weeks ago. If he wasn’t and he is still on the wire go get him! Terrance Jones is a good fit with Dwight Howard in the middle as he can spread the floor from the 4 spot and knock down the three ball. Jones has the ability to hit a three, get a steal and a block with good percentage numbers. He is worth owning.

John Henson (PF/C- MIL) – Larry Sanders should be back sooner than later and that will effect Henson’s value but until then Henson should not be on the waiver wire in any formats. Over the last seven days Henson has logged 16 points, 11 rebound, 2 steals and 3 blocks on over 60% from the field. Those are elite numbers.

Danny Green (SG/SF – SAN) – The roller coaster season for Danny continues. His minutes per game and production are down do far this season. He is not worth starting in week 8 for these very reasons. Before cutting lose of Green keep in mind that he picked up his palay considerable in the second half when the Spurs rest their veterans even more minutes.

Pablo Prigioni (PG/SG – NYK) – Prigioni is getting major minutes for the Knicks. Beno Udrih has fallen out of Mike Woodson’s favour leaving Prigioni to play lots of minutes. Last evening he posted 3 three pointers with 11 points, 4 steals, and 6 assists. I do not know if he can replicate this kind of production but he is worth owning for owners in need of assists, steal and 3PM help.


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