Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 3.23.11

Lamar Odom

No Bynum = Go Odom (NBA.com)

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

Beast of the Night: Lamar Odom finished a long night with 29 points, 16 rebounds, five assists, a block and a three-pointer. He shot 59 percent (13-22) from the field, 100 percent (2-2) from the free-throw line and had no turnovers. Odom took full advantage of Andrew Bynum’s suspension in this contest, and the three overtimes helped too. He’s had another strong season, averaging top-50 numbers and improving his scoring and shooting from the field from last season’s marks.

Lines for Discussion:

Derrick Rose: 11-20 FG (55%), 2-3 FT (67%), 6 threes, 30 Pts, 4 Reb, 10 Ast, 1 TO

Nicolas Batum: 9-15 FG (60%), 2-2 FT (100%), 2 threes, 22 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk, 4 TO

Channing Frye: 11-23 FG (48%), 5-5 FT (100%), 5 threes, 32 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 TO

Kobe Bryant: 15-31 FG (48%), 9-11 FT (82%), 3 threes, 42 Pts, 12 Reb, 9 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 TO

Waiver-Wire Watch:

Jeff Teague, Jordan Crawford

Injuries:

Troy Murphy (face): day-to-day

Stephen Jackson (hamstring): says he’s good to go tonight

Baron Davis (back): questionable tonight

Arron Afflalo (hamstring): probably won’t play back-to-backs when he returns

Kevin Martin (sinus): monitor his status

Chase Budinger (ankle): doubtful tonight; should return Sunday or Tuesday at the latest

Rudy Gay (shoulder): he could be out for up to six months, thus ending his season

Drew Gooden (foot): was able to take part in a full practice Tuesday; check his status

Michael Redd (knee): expects to play Friday

Marcus Camby (ankle): day-to-day

Tim Duncan (ankle): timeline will be set soon, but expect him to be out a week or two

Amir Johnson (ankle): day-to-day

Nick Young (knee): day-to-day

Andray Blatche (shoulder): didn’t travel with the team Tuesday; day-to-day

Josh Howard (knee): ditto

Al Horford (hamstring): day-to-day

Devin Harris (hamstring): likely out tonight