Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 1.24.12

Kevin Love

Everybody loves Kevin. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Beast of the Night: Kevin Love finished with 39 points, 12 boards, one assist, one steal and five three-pointers last night. He shot 68 percent (13-19) from the field, 80 percent (8-10) from the free-throw line and had five turnovers. While Love’s rebounding, assists and shooting percentages are down from last season, he’s improved his three-point making, scoring and stealing. There’s not much else to say about this top 10 stud.

Lines for Discussion:

Kevin Garnett: 5-9 FG (56%), 4-4 FT (100%), 14 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 5 Stl, 2 Blk, 3 TO; he’s putting up top 85 numbers so far this season, which is about what owners should have expected

James Harden: 8-11 FG (73%), 3-3 FT (100%), 5 threes, 24 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 TO; though he continues to come off the bench, Harden’s minutes are up from last season, along with his field-goal percentage, free-throw percentage, threes, points, rebounds and assists

Kyle Lowry: 4-13 FG (31%), 7-8 FT (88%), 1 three, 16 Pts, 10 Reb, 10 Ast, 3 Stl, 4 TO; his poor field-goal percentage and frequent turnovers have been the only knocks on his top five fantasy value so far

Tony Parker: 8-14 FG (57%), 4-5 FT (80%), 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 17 Ast, 4 TO; Parker has dished out 30 assists in his last two games, and for the season he’s averaging a career-best 8.1 assists per game

Jarrett Jack: 12-22 FG (55%), 1-1 FT (100%), 1 three, 26 Pts, 6 Reb, 9 Ast, 1 TO; Jack has struggled with consistency this season but has managed to average top 60 numbers

Anthony Morrow: 7-14 FG (50%), 1-1 FT (100%), 15 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast; he remains a risky start at this point

Derrick Rose: 9-16 FG (56%), 2-2 FT (100%), 2 threes, 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 8 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 TO; his toe is still hurting and could be a season-long issue

Shawn Marion: 11-21 FG (52%), 3-5 FT (60%), 4 threes, 29 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; with Dirk Nowitzki out two more games, Marion’s boost in fantasy value has a very small window

Waiver-Wire Watch (four stars = must add; one star = keep an eye on him):

Jordan Crawford: 17 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast (***)

Jonas Jerebko: 11 Pts, 1 three, 5 Reb, 2 Stl, 2 TO (**)

Goran Dragic: 14 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl (*)

Luke Ridnour: 17 Pts, 3 Reb, 8 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 TO (****)

Tiago Splitter: 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl (**)

Jordan Farmar: 22 Pts, 3 threes, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 TO (**)

Richard Hamilton: 22 Pts, 2 threes, 4 Reb, 10 Ast, 2 TO (***)

Zaza Pachulia: 9 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl (**)

Ersan Ilyasova: 10 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Stl (**)

Markieff Morris: 7 Pts, 1 three, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO (**)

Injuries:

Kirk Hinrich (shoulder) aiming to return Wednesday

Rajon Rondo (wrist): could return Thursday

Chris Wilcox (calf): day-to-day

Mickael Pietrus (shoulder): day-to-day

Keyon Dooling (knee): hopes to return Thursday

Ray Allen (ankle): day-to-day

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

Taj Gibson (ankle): hopes to return by the end of the week

Luol Deng (wrist): consulting doctors before ruling out surgery

John Lucas (toe): day-to-day

Arron Afflalo (groin): hopes to play Wednesday

Rudy Fernandez (Achilles): questionable for Wednesday

Charlie Villanueva (ankle): day-to-day

Will Bynum (foot): day-to-day

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