Lavoy Allen to Start at Center While Bynum Is Out
John Finger of CSNPhilly.com reports that Lavoy Allen will start at center and Thaddeus Young will start at power forward while Andrew Bynum continues to heal.
Fantasy Analysis: Up until now, Lavoy Allen had been buried on the depth chart and was nothing more than waiver wire material, but it seems like the staff still has confidence in him, which makes him a decent late round flier. Nobody really knows how much time Bynum is going to miss, but the Sixers would be wise to control his minutes throughout the season, which should leave plenty of scrap minutes for Allen to gain value and continue to show his skills.
The real loser here is Spencer Hawes. I have Hawes as a late round grab, but his worth seems to hinge on Bynum’s health. I’d bump Hawes down a little.
Thaddeus Young should also get a boost with this news. Young has been nothing more than a last round flier. He has the talent but he just needs minutes.
The forgotten man in this situation is Kwame Brown. He’s still dealing with a calf strain, but once he heals he could be the better option to start at center, which would probably send Allen back down the depth chart.
Honestly though, I can’t really see putting too much fantasy faith in any of these guys. If I had to pick one to take a flier on it would probably be Thaddeus Young.