Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 2.16.12

Josh Smith

Smith did just about everything last night. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Beast of the Night: Josh Smith exploded for 30 points, 17 rebounds, seven assists, four steals, three blocks and two three-pointers last night. He shot 52 percent (12-23) from the field and 67 percent (4-6) from the free-throw line, and turned the ball over four times. Smith is improving his averages from month to month and continues to be a dominant fantasy asset on most nights.

Lines for Discussion:

Kevin Martin: 10-18 FG (56%), 8-8 FT (100%), 4 threes, 32 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 TO; he’s a crapshoot for the time being

Ryan Anderson: 9-12 FG (75%), 2-2 FT (100%), 7 threes, 27 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 TO; he’s hitting 3.2 threes per game through nine games this month

Ben Gordon: 8-15 FG (53%), 2-2 FT (100%), 4 threes, 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO; he’s still coming off the bench but should eventually find some sort of consistency

Rajon Rondo: 15-27 FG (56%), 4-9 FT (44%), 1 three, 35 Pts, 5 Reb, 6 Ast, 4 Stl, 2 TO; Rondo has racked up 67 points in his last two games — the rust appears to be worked off

Tony Allen: 8-15 FG (53%), 4-5 FT (80%), 1 three, 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 5 Stl, 1 Blk, 5 TO; Allen’s been a top 75 helper this season, thanks mostly to his 2.0 steals per game

Nikola Pekovic: 10-17 FG (59%), 1-2 FT (50%), 21 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Blk, 4 TO; he’s become a clone of Marcin Gortat

Stephen Curry: 3-10 FG (30%), 2-2 FT (100%), 8 Pts, 3 Reb, 8 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk, 2 TO; Curry’s hit just 11 of his last 34 shots from the floor

Boris Diaw: 7-12 FG (58%), 14 Pts, 9 Reb, 7 Ast, 3 Stl, 5 TO; Diaw remains a mostly unappealing fantasy asset

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

Marreese Speights: 20 Pts, 18 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk (*)

Marco Belinelli: 22 Pts, 6 threes, 4 Reb, 2 Ast (***)

Willie Green: 20 Pts, 4 threes, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 3 TO (*)

Gustavo Ayon: 12 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 TO (*)

Ramon Sessions: 13 Pts, 2 threes, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 TO (**)

Shelden Williams: 10 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Blk, 1 TO (*)

Kosta Koufos: 12 Pts, 14 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO (*)

Steve Novak: 14 Pts, 3 threes, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO (*)

Omri Casspi: 10 Pts, 3 threes, 9 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 TO (*)

Nate Robinson: 21 Pts, 3 threes, 2 Reb, 1 Stl, 4 TO (*)

Injuries:

Delonte West (finger): will be out for a while

Roddy Beaubois (personal): day-to-day

Jason Terry (quad): day-to-day; will miss Friday’s game for personal reasons

Monta Ellis (flu): played through it last night; monitor his status

Jordan Farmar (groin): hopes to play tonight

Linas Kleiza (knee): day-to-day

Dominic McGuire (knee): day-to-day

Kevin Garnett (hip): day-to-day

Daniel Gibson (ankle): left early with a sprained left ankle last night and didn’t return; day-to-day

Nene (calf, heel): day-to-day

Charlie Villanueva (ankle): making good progress, could return before the end of the season

Luke Ridnour (personal): day-to-day

Emeka Okafor (knee): out until the All-Star break

Spencer Hawes (Achilles): out until after the All-Star break

LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle): doubtful tonight

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