Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 2.18.11

Derrick Rose

No, don't slow things down, Derrick! (Flickr/Keith Allison)

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Beast of the Night: Derrick Rose finished with 42 points, five rebounds, eight assists and a block. He shot 64 percent (18-28) from the field, 100 percent (6-6) from the free-throw line and had one turnover. This was a nice way to head into the All-Star break for Rose, who has made a lot of noise in fantasy circles this season. Expect more of the same post-All-Star weekend.

Lines for Discussion:

Manu Ginobili: 6-18 FG (33%), 3-4 FT (75%), 1 three, 16 Pts, 1 three, 3 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 TO

Dirk Nowitzki: 13-18 FG (72%), 6-6 FT (100%), 3 threes, 35 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO

Steve Nash: 6-10 FG (60%), 3-3 FT (100%), 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 14 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 TO

Waiver-Wire Watch:

Roddy Beaubois, Robin Lopez

Injuries:

Delonte West (wrist): expected to return next Tuesday

Joakim Noah (thumb): he’s on track to return on Feb. 23

Acie Law (wrist): expected to return after the break

Louis Amundson (back): ditto

Emeka Okafor (hip): expected to return to the starting lineup after the break

Francisco Garcia (calf): according to coach Paul Westphal, Garcia’s not “anywhere near ready”

Rashard Lewis (knee): expects to return to practice Monday

Paul George (groin): day-to-day

Trevor Ariza (ankle): monitor his status

For Next Week:

4 games: ATL, DET, HOU, IND, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIN, OKC, SAC, TOR, WAS

3 games: BOS, CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, DEN, GS, MIL, NO, NY, ORL, PHI, PHO, POR, SA, UTA

2 games: NJ