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Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 2.14.12

by on Feb.14, 2012, under Quick hits

LeBron James

LeBron laughs at opposing fantasy owners each week. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Beast of the Night: LeBron James finished with 35 points, eight boards, three assists and a steal last night. He shot 76 percent (16-21) from the floor, 100 percent (3-3) from the free-throw line and had two turnovers. James has improved his scoring, rebounding, blocking and accuracy from the floor from his marks last season and is the king of fantasy basketball this season.

Lines for Discussion:
Kemba Walker: 6-15 FG (40%), 6-9 FT (67%), 3 threes, 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 TO; D.J. Augustin is set to return for the Bobcats’ next game, so the window to sell high on Walker is nearly shut

Nikola Pekovic: 6-13 FG (46%), 4-6 FT (67%), 16 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 1 TO; in his eight games this month, Pekovic is averaging 16.6 points, 10.5 rebounds, a steal and 0.8 blocks per game, while shooting 62 percent from the field and 72 percent from the free-throw line

Carlos Delfino: 8-12 FG (67%), 3-3 FT (100%), 5 threes, 24 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 TO; he’s getting a steady diet of minutes nowadays and has hit 16 threes in his last four games

Chris Kaman: 12-22 FG (55%), 3-4 FT (75%), 27 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 3 TO; his value is difficult to predict on a game-to-game basis, but he’s worth starting for the time being in most leagues

David Lee: 13-22 FG (59%), 2-4 FT (50%), 28 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO; Lee is back to being his double-double self this season

Waiver-Wire Watch (four stars = must add; one star = keep an eye on him):
Corey Maggette: 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Stl, 1 TO (**)

Reggie Williams: 14 Pts, 2 threes, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO (*)

Gustavo Ayon: 13 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk (*)

Kenyon Martin: 10 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Blk, 1 TO (*)

Delonte West: 10 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO (***)

Markieff Morris: 10 Pts, 1 three, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk, 1 TO (**)

Klay Thompson: 10 Pts, 2 threes, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO (***)

Injuries:
Gerald Henderson (calf): could return by week’s end

D.J. Augustin (toe): expected to return Wednesday in a limited role

Nene (calf): not expected to play tonight

Zach Randolph (knee): cleared for non-contact work

Sam Young (ankle): wearing a walking boot on his right ankle

Luke Ridnour (personal): day-to-day

Emeka Okafor (knee): day-to-day

Jason Smith (concussion): day-to-day

Baron Davis (back, elbow): worked out on the side during practice yesterday

Carmelo Anthony (groin): didn’t practice yesterday

Thabo Sefolosha (foot): day-to-day

Stephen Curry (ankle): monitor his status

For Tonight:
See how Amar’e Stoudemire’s return affects Jeremy Lin, not to mention Steve Novak, as the Knicks visit the Raptors.

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