Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 1.4.11

LeBron James

LBJ's early season struggles are behind him now. (NBA.com)

Happy New Year, readers. I’m back from a wonderful vacation and ready to tackle 2011. I hope you are, too.

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Beast of the Night: LeBron James finished with 38 points, nine rebounds, five assists, one steal and two threes last night against the Bobcats. He shot 58 percent (15-26) from the field, 100 percent (6-6) from the free-throw line and had three turnovers. All is well in the kingdom of LeBron, who has lifted his fantasy value from the slump it was in earlier this season.

Lines for Discussion:

Stephen Jackson: 7-15 FG (47%), 7-8 FT (88%), 1 three, 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 5 TO

Stephen Curry: 5-13 FG (39%), 2-2 FT (100%), 3 threes, 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 5 TO

Hedo Turkoglu: 3-9 FG (33%), 3-4 FT (75%), 1 three, 10 Pts, 14 Reb, 10 Ast, 5 Stl, 2 TO

Kevin Love: 3-11 FG (27%), 6-8 FT (75%), 12 Pts, 24 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO

Ben Gordon: 5-10 FG (50%), 1-1 FT (100%), 3 threes, 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

Waiver-Wire Watch:

Ryan Anderson, J.J. Redick, Brandon Bass, Martell Webster, Marreese Speights, Ty Lawson, Kenyon Martin, Tracy McGrady

Injuries:

Nazr Mohammed (knee): a bone bruise kept him out of last night’s game

DeSagana Diop (Achilles): out for the rest of the season

Gerald Wallace (ankle): out for at least a few more games

Al Harrington (thumb): day-to-day

Chris Wilcox (groin): day-to-day

David Lee (back): day-to-day

Chris Kaman (ankle): not close to returning

Drew Gooden (foot): plantar fasciitis will keep him out of the next four games

Spencer Hawes (back): day-to-day

Andrea Bargnani (calf): expected to play tonight

Mehmet Okur (back): day-to-day

Danilo Gallinari (knee): MRI showed a mild sprain, could be out for 2-3 weeks

Jose Calderon (ankle): didn’t practice Monday, questionable tonight

Amir Johnson (back): should play tonight

Eric Maynor (foot): day-to-day