Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 3.29.11

Thaddeus Young

Didn't expect to ever see him here, huh? (NBA.com)

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Beast of the Night: Thaddeus Young posted 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and four blocks in just 24:39 of burn last night. He shot 63 percent (10-16) from the field, 50 percent (1-2) from the free-throw line and had just one turnover. While Young hasn’t exactly matched his production from last season, he’s still managed to improve his shooting percentages from last season’s marks, and has held top-90 value throughout the season. It would really help his value next season if he hit more threes.

Lines for Discussion:

Rajon Rondo: 9-13 FG (69%), 4-4 FT (100%), 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 8 Ast, 1 TO

Gilbert Arenas: 2-11 FG (18%), 4-6 FT (67%), 1 three, 9 Pts, 10 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl, 5 TO

Joakim Noah: 3-7 FG (43%), 4-8 FT (50%), 10 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 3 Blk

George Hill: 11-20 FG (55%), 5-9 FT (56%), 27 Pts, 2 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

Waiver-Wire Watch:

Tyrus Thomas, Glen Davis, A.J. Price, Spencer Hawes, Jordan Crawford, Kevin Seraphin, Earl Watson, Derrick Favors

Injuries:

Jermaine O’Neal (knee): targeting Thursday

Shaun Livingston (back): left last night’s game with a bruised lower spine; day-to-day

D.J. Augustin (ankle): monitor his status

Kwame Brown (personal): day-to-day

Wilson Chandler (ankle): expected to play Wednesday

Arron Afflalo (hamstring): improving but still questionable for Wednesday

Chris Wilcox (knee): participated in Monday’s practice; check his status

Ben Gordon (migraine): monitor his status

Andris Biedrins (ankle): will not play during the team’s upcoming two-game road trip

Kyle Lowry (foot): now being called a sore left foot, not an ankle injury; he plans on playing tonight but should be considered questionable

Mike Dunleavy (thumb): has been cleared to play; suited up last night but didn’t play

Mike Miller (knee): day-to-day

Ronny Turiaf (ankle): day-to-day

Chris Duhon (hand): monitor his status

J.J. Redick (abdomen): remains day-to-day; coach Stan Van Gundy called it “a little more problematic” than originally expected

Jameer Nelson (knee): day-to-day

Quentin Richardson (back): day-to-day

Antonio McDyess (back): day-to-day

Tony Parker (knee): day-to-day with a bruised patella

Manu Ginobili (quad): day-to-day

Raja Bell (foot): day-to-day

Andrei Kirilenko (knee); said he’s feeling better, but there is still no planned return date

Nick Young (knee): day-to-day

Ronnie Price (leg): questionable for Friday