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Fantasy Basketball Daily News and Notes, January 6, 2013

 

Only 5 games on the schedule today with the first game tipping off at 1:00 PM EST.  Don’t forget that FanDuel and DraftStreet H2H cash game and tournament rosters will lock early today.

 

Boston 89 @ Atlanta 91

Paul Pierce 3 of 8 from three, 26 points.
Rajon Rondo a triple-double, 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
Jason Terry fading in fantasy value with the return of Avery Bradley, 2 of 8 for 4 points.
Courtney Lee getting hurt even worse, just 9 minutes.

Josh Smith 4 of 18 shooting for 12 points.  He did manage 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks.
Al Horford 2 of 8 for 6 points.
Lou Williams could stick in the starting lineup the rest of the year, 9 of 12 for 28 points.
Kyle Korver 3 of 8 from three, 9 points.
Jeff Teague 7 of 14 for 17 points.

 

New York 114 @ Orlando 106

Carmelo Anthony 40 points on 29 shots.
Tyson Chandler double-double, 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Amare Stoudemire looking a little better, 17 minutes, 11 points and 4 rebounds.
Jason Kidd has been solid with Ray Felton out, 15 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists.
Steve Novak 2 of 6 from three.

Nikola Vucevic keeps the double-doubles rolling, 11 points and 18 rebounds.
Jameer Nelson 29 points on 20 shots.
Arron Afflalo 29 points on 14 shots.
Hedo Turkoglu not looking like fantasy value this year, 1 point and 2 rebounds.

 

Milwaukee 80 @ Indiana 95

Larry Sanders has probably been the best waiver wire grab of the season, 12 points 12 rebounds and 4 blocks.
Monta Ellis 21 points on 19 shots.
Brandon Jennings 4 of 15 for 12 points.
John Henson got a big 26 minutes, 6 points and 13 rebounds.  Guys in keeper leagues should grab him.

Roy Hibbert with a big game, 20 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocks.
George Hill 14 points on 16 shots.
Gerald Green just 2 of 10 for 7 points, 1 of 7 from three.
Paul George 6 turnovers.

 

Sacramento 93 @ Brooklyn 113

DeMarcus Cousins giving good effort, 28 points and 11 rebounds.  Maybe a trade soon.
Aaron Brooks and Isaiah Thomas still in a timehare, 22 minutes for Thomas, 26 for Brooks.
John Salmons 3 of 7 from three.  He’s a good pickup if you need threes.
Francisco Garcia did nothing filling in for Tyreke Evans, 0 points and 2 assists in 21 minutes.

Brook Lopez just 17 minutes in the blowout, 18 points on 7 of 12 shooting.
Gerald Wallace with a poor game, 8 points and 4 rebounds.
Joe Johnson 15 points on 14 shots.
Deron Williams looking much better lately, 15 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists.

 

Houston 112 @ Cleveland 104

James Harden 14 of 15 from the free throw line, 29 points.
Jeremy Lin 7 of 13 for 20 points, 5 assists.
Greg Smith a double-double and he should be on your radar in keeper leagues.
Patrick Patterson could move back into the starting lineup soon, 15 points and 6 rebounds.
Omer Asik an off game, 4 points and 6 rebounds.

Tristan Thompson really thriving with Anderson Varejao out, 14 points and 16 rebounds.
Tyler Zeller with a well rounded game, 12 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals.
Kyrie Irving 30 points on 24 shots.
CJ Miles starting and Dion Waiters coming off the bench, but fairly equal in minutes played.

 

Portland 102 @ Minnesota 97

Nic Batum 5 of 6 from three, 26 points.
JJ Hickson 1 of 10 shooting, 2 points.
Wesley Matthews looking healthy again, 5 of 7 from three, 26 points.
Damian Lillard 20 points on 14 shots.

Kevin Love broke his finger again, he’ll be out for awhile.
Nikola Pekovic suffered a hip injury, could miss time.
Dante Cunningham could be a huge waiver wire grab with Love out.
Andrei Kirilenko could go back to having big games with Love out.
Alexey Shved 1 of 11 for 2 points.

 

New Orleans 99 @ Dallas 96

Anthony Davis just 12 minutes.  The Hornets are 8-25, why mess with Davis’ head now?
AF Aminu 39 minutes and a double-double, 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Eric Gordon 14 points on 13 shots.
Greivis Vasquez almost another triple-double, 25 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists.
Ryan Anderson 4 of 7 from three, 16 points.

Dirk Nowitzki back in the starting lineup and progressing well, 20 points and 6 rebounds.
OJ Mayo still shooting poorly, 5 of 17 for 14 points.
Vince Carter 17 points off the bench.
Darren Collison with decent fantasy value, 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

 

Philadelphia @ San Antonio

Spencer Hawes 10 of 13 for 22 points.  He’s still on a few wires.
Jrue Holiday 11 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists.
Lavoy Allen 3 blocks, but just 15 minutes of action.
Dorell Wright 31 minutes, 0 points.

Tiago Splitter double-double, 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Kawhi Leonard still not playing well, 1 of 4 for 2 points.
Tony Parker 8 of 16 for 20 points.
Manu Ginobili finally with a decent game, 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.

 

Utah 91 @ Denver 110

Paul Millsap filled the stat sheet, 15 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals and 3 blocks.
Al Jefferson in a little slump lately, 12 points and 8 rebounds.
Derrick Favors 1 of 6 for 4 points.
Jamaal Tinsley has the starting PG spot for now, but keep an eye on Earl Watson.
Enes Kanter still out with an ankle injury.

Danilo Gallinari shooting well, 7 of 11 for 26 points.
Kenneth Faried 7 of 10 for 15 points, 10 rebounds.
Andre Iguodala 18 points and 6 rebounds.
Ty Lawson getting back to full speed after his achilles problem, 14 points and 4 assists.

 

Golden State 89 @ LA Clippers 115

David Lee with a poor game, 10 points and 5 rebounds.
Stephen Curry also with a poor game, 10 points and 5 assists.
Klay Thompson 4 of 10 for 14 points.
Draymond Green 8 points and 8 rebounds in just 15 minutes.  Keeper league owners should definitely take a flier on Green.

Blake Griffin a big 7 assists, 20 points.
DeAndre Jordan 13 points and 8 rebounds.
Chris Paul 27 points and 9 assists.  He’s getting back to the Chris Paul of a few years ago.
Willie Green got 15 shot attempts.  No way should Green be getting that many shots.
Jamal Crawford missed the game with a foot injury.
Eric Bledsoe got 30 minutes and could be a great pickup if Crawford’s foot injury is serious.