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Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 2.13.12 (Weekend Review)

by on Feb.13, 2012, under Quick hits

Kevin Love

Love was the weekend's best player, just in time for Valentine's Day. (David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Weekend Wonder: Kevin Love came up big this past weekend, averaging 32.0 points, 16.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.5 blocks and a three in two games. He shot 49 percent from the field, 100 percent from the line and averaged 4.0 turnovers in that stretch. For the season, Love is averaging top five numbers, which is exactly where he was pegged by most fantasy owners in this season’s drafts.

Lines for Discussion:
Jeff Teague (2/10): 6-11 FG (55%), 1 three, 13 Pts, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 TO; after a strong start to the season and a hot stretch in January, Teague has looked pedestrian so far in February

Jeremy Lin (2/10): 13-23 FG (57%), 10-13 FT (77%), 2 threes, 38 Pts, 4 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl, 6 TO; since Feb. 4, Lin has put up top 30 averages in leagues that count turnovers; in leagues that don’t count turnovers, Lin has been a top 15 stud

Dirk Nowitzki (2/10): 11-19 FG (58%), 7-10 FT (70%), 4 threes, 33 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk, 1 TO; since Feb. 3, Nowitzki’s averaging top 10 numbers

David West (2/10): 8-13 FG (62%), 6-10 FT (60%), 22 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO; he followed this up with a 22/7/2 line Saturday and looks to be hitting his stride

Manu Ginobili (2/11): 4-7 FG (57%), 8 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 TO; Ginobili will be worked back into the rotation and should see his regular load of minutes in the next week or so

Raymond Felton (2/11): 4-17 FG (24%), 0-1 FT (0%), 1 three, 9 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 TO; Felton is having a forgettable season, mostly thanks to his 37 percent accuracy from the field and sparse three-pointers made

Brandon Jennings (2/11): 3-14 FG (21%), 1-1 FT (100%), 7 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Blk, 3 TO; Jennings remains a viable starter in most leagues, but his inconsistency will be maddening for his owners (who should’ve sold high when they had the chance)

Jared Dudley (2/11): 8-13 FG (62%), 1-1 FT (100%), 3 threes, 20 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk, 5 TO; fantasy owners should start Dudley with confidence going forward, especially this week, when the Suns play five times

Rajon Rondo (2/12): 11-22 FG (50%), 10-13 FT (77%), 32 Pts, 10 Reb, 15 Ast, 2 Stl, 5 TO; Rondo finally broke out in a big way after some ups and downs so far in February

Kevin Martin (2/12): 7-16 FG (44%), 9-10 FT (90%), 5 threes, 28 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 4 TO; the drought is over – for now

Waiver-Wire Watch (four stars = must add; one star = keep an eye on him):
Amir Johnson: while he’s still not a reliable starter in most leagues, Johnson is looking better and better; he’s grabbed 10+ boards in three of his six games this month (***)

Jordan Farmar: he’s averaging top 60 numbers in February and should be owned in more leagues by now (***)

Ersan Ilyasova: he’s a solid option if you need points and rebounds (***)

Ramon Sessions: he continues to have good value while Kyrie Irving is out (**)

Steve Novak: if you need threes, give him a look, but monitor how his role is affected by the returns of Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony (**)

Marco Belinelli: five of his last six games have been decent, and Belinelli is worth picking up if you need points and threes (***)

Nikola Pekovic: he’s had some monster lines this month and should be scooped up immediately if he’s still available in your league (****)

Klay Thompson: if you need threes in a deeper league, give Thompson a look (*)

C.J. Watson: whenever Derrick Rose is out, Watson is a good bet to be a solid spot start (*)

Gordon Hayward: he has averaged 14.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.8 blocks and 0.8 threes in his last nine games (***)

Injuries:
Sasha Pavlovic (wrist): day-to-day

Jermaine O’Neal (shoulder, knee): day-to-day

Brandon Bass (knee): out for the next 10-14 days

D.J. Augustin (toe): out tonight, but could return Wednesday

Richard Hamilton (groin): could be out a week or longer

Dominic McGuire (knee): day-to-day

George Hill (ankle): day-to-day

Darko Milicic (ankle): monitor his status for tonight

Dexter Pittman (shoulder): questionable for tonight

Nene (calf): will miss a few games

Jeff Foster (back): out indefinitely

Marcus Camby (ankle): day-to-day

Anderson Varejao (wrist): fractured wrist puts him out indefinitely

Carmelo Anthony (groin): unlikely Tuesday, but monitor his status

Amar’e Stoudemire (personal): will return to the team today

Chris Kaman (ankle): day-to-day

Jarrett Jack (knee): will miss at least a few more days

Derrick Rose (back): day-to-day

For Tonight:
See if Pekovic can continue his roll as the Timberwolves visit the Magic.

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