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Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 4.7.11

by on Apr.07, 2011, under Quick hits

Carmelo Anthony

'Melo is hitting more threes with the Knicks. It must be the glasses. (AP Photo/Boostmobile, Stephen Chernin)

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

Beast of the Night: Carmelo Anthony finished with 31 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and five three-pointers last night. He shot 52 percent (12-23) from the field, 67 percent (2-3) from the free-throw line and had no turnovers. Anthony’s fantasy value has taken a step in the right direction since landing with the Knicks, thanks mostly to his 1.8 threes per game – one whole three-pointer more per game than his career average.

Lines for Discussion:
Gilbert Arenas: 9-14 FG (64%), 1-2 FT (50%), 6 threes, 25 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 5 TO

Jordan Crawford: 9-23 FG (39%), 10-10 FT (100%), 1 three, 29 Pts, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 TO

Elton Brand: 11-16 FG (69%), 2-2 FT (100%), 24 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Blk, 1 TO

Rodney Stuckey: 8-16 FG (50%), 6-6 FT (100%), 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 10 Ast, 5 TO

Michael Beasley: 10-23 FG (44%), 4-4 FT (100%), 24 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast, 5 Stl, 5 TO

Eric Gordon: 7-18 FG (39%), 2 threes, 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 TO

Waiver-Wire Watch:
Jerryd Bayless, Gerald Henderson, Dante Cunningham, Paul George, Toney Douglas, Richard Hamilton, Jordan Farmar, J.J. Barea

Injuries:
Josh Smith (knee): day-to-day; coach Larry Drew said Smith would’ve played Tuesday if it had been a playoff game

Jason Collins (ankle): mild ankle sprain; day-to-day

Stephen Jackson (hamstring): day-to-day

Shaun Livingston (tailbone): day-to-day

Tyrus Thomas (knee); day-to-day

Keith Bogans (knee): sat out Wednesday’s practice with soreness in his right knee

Tyson Chandler (back): day-to-day

Jason Kidd (rest): didn’t play last night; monitor his rest situation down this final stretch

Arron Afflalo (hamstring): day-to-day

Ryan Gomes (knee): questionable for the rest of the Clippers’ road trip

Dwyane Wade (thigh): day-to-day

Anthony Morrow (knee): day-to-day

Deron Williams (wrist): coach Avery Johnson said he’ll update Williams’ status Friday

Kris Humphries (ankle): may be done for the season

Jason Richardson (knee): just got the night off, should be back shortly

Marcus Camby (neck): out tonight

Amir Johnson (ankle): day-to-day

Leandro Barbosa (finger): day-to-day

Andrea Bargnani (ankle): day-to-day

Devin Harris (hamstring): game-time decision tonight

Andrei Kirilenko (knee): doubtful tonight

Raja Bell (foot): ditto

Ronnie Price (calf): ditto

Ben Wallace (knee): day-to-day

Chauncey Billups (thigh): monitor his status

Will Bynum (calf): day-to-day

Darko Milicic (ankle): day-to-day

John Salmons (head): got 12 stitches last night and didn’t return to the game; day-to-day

Amar’e Stoudemire (ankle): tweaked it last night; questionable for Friday

Andre Iguodala (knee): monitor his status

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