Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 2.23.11

Brandon Jennings

Jennings had quite a game last night, despite the continually lacking aim from the field. (NBA.com)

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Beast of the Night: Brandon Jennings finished with 27 points, three rebounds, seven assists, three steals, two blocks and two three-pointers last night. He shot 41 percent (7-17) from the field, 92 percent (11-12) from the free-throw line and had just one turnover. Jennings has been pretty solid for much of this month so far, but his Achilles heel continues to be his poor shooting from the field. This isn’t going to change anytime soon.

Lines for Discussion:

D.J. Augustin: 8-15 FG (53%), 5-5 FT (100%), 2 threes, 23 Pts, 1 Reb, 8 Ast

Aaron Brooks: 2-9 FG (22%), 4-4 FT (100%), 1 three, 9 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 TO

J.R. Smith: 9-22 FG (41%), 2-2 FT (100%), 6 threes, 26 Pts, 8 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 TO

Arron Afflalo: 7-12 FG (58%), 4-6 FT (67%), 3 threes, 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 TO

O.J. Mayo: 8-14 FG (57%), 3-5 FT (60%), 2 threes, 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl, 3 TO

Kevin Garnett: 11-16 FG (69%), 2-2 FT (100%), 24 Pts, 12 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk, 1 TO

Waiver-Wire Watch:

Josh Howard, Nazr Mohammed, Chuck Hayes, Will Bynum, Greg Monroe, Samuel Dalembert, Jermaine Taylor, Ty Lawson, Tony Allen, Sam Young


Mo Williams (ankle): didn’t practice Monday, questionable tonight

Mike Miller (head): could return Thursday

Marcus Camby (knee): doubtful for tonight

Brandon Roy (knees): game-time decision tonight

Sean Marks (hand): day-to-day

Reggie Evans (foot): will rejoin the team today, but he isn’t expected to play tonight

Ronnie Price (toe): doubtful tonight

Raja Bell (calf): should play tonight

Andrei Kirilenko (ankle): ditto

Kirk Hinrich (calf): day-to-day

Carl Landry (DNP): held out last night’s game due to trade talks that should send him to New Orleans

Stephen Jackson (hamstring): monitor his status

Tyreke Evans (foot): he’s in a walking boot for the next three weeks

Kendrick Perkins (knee): knocked his left knee last night and left the game early; monitor his status

Joakim Noah (thumb): set to return tonight