Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 4.14.11

by on Apr.14, 2011, under Quick hits

Kobe Bryant

The man with the foul mouth went out with a bang this season. But make no mistake: Kobe's starting his ride into the sunset. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

Beast of the Night: Kobe Bryant finished the season with a strong game to the tune of 36 points, nine rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and one three-pointer. He shot 54 percent (13-24) from the field, 90 percent (9-10) from the foul line and had two turnovers. While he was taken in the first round of virtually all drafts, Bryant returned top-30 value, signaling the end of his time as a truly elite fantasy player. His name will cause many to take him too early in next season’s drafts – don’t be the one to make that mistake.

Lines for Discussion:
Chase Budinger: 12-21 FG (57%), 7-7 FT (100%), 4 threes, 35 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

Gordon Hayward: 12-17 FG (71%), 5-5 FT (100%), 5 threes, 34 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO

Gerald Henderson: 9-17 FG (53%), 2-2 FT (100%), 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 6 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

Blake Griffin: 13-21 FG (62%), 5-7 FT (71%), 31 Pts, 10 Reb, 10 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 4 TO

All Waiver-Wire Team:
PG: Kyle Lowry

SG: Wesley Matthews

SF: Wilson Chandler

PF: Serge Ibaka

C: Marcin Gortat

Bench: Kris Humphries, Marcus Thornton, Arron Afflalo, Greg Monroe, Jordan Crawford, Chuck Hayes

All-Injured Team:
PG: Tyreke Evans

SG: Eric Gordon

SF: Rudy Gay

PF: Andrei Kirilenko

C: Joakim Noah

Bench: Carlos Delfino, Baron Davis, Carlos Boozer, Rashard Lewis, Marcus Camby, Chris Kaman

For Next Season:
Up: Kyle Lowry, Ty Lawson, Chase Budinger, Serge Ibaka, Jrue Holiday
Down: Kobe Bryant, Carlos Boozer, Danny Granger, Steve Nash, Joe Johnson

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