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Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 2.17.12

by on Feb.17, 2012, under Quick hits

Danny Granger

Granger's ankle seems to be fine. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Beast of the Night: Danny Granger returned from a one-game absence with a bum ankle to put up 32 points, five rebounds, an assist, a steal, a block and four made three-pointers last night against the Nets. He shot 50 percent (10-20) from the field, 89 percent (8-9) from the floor and had two turnovers. Granger is having a great month, averaging 20.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.7 threes through nine games. He’s pulled his value up into the realm of the top 35.

Lines for Discussion:
Paul George: 4-8 FG (50%), 2-2 FT (100%), 1 three, 11 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 4 Stl, 2 Blk, 2 TO; he’s struggling with his shooting percentages in February, connecting on just 41 percent of his attempts from the field and 68 percent of his attempts from the charity stripe

Carlos Boozer: 11-15 FG (73%), 1-3 FT (33%), 23 Pts, 15 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 TO; he’s averaging top 50 numbers this season, partly thanks to his 1.6 turnovers per game, his best mark since his 1.3 average in his rookie season

Luol Deng: 7-15 FG (47%), 3-4 FT (75%), 6 threes, 23 Pts, 4 Reb, 10 Ast, 1 Blk, 4 TO; Deng has dished out 21 assists in his last two games and is clearly picking up the slack in ball distribution in Derrick Rose’s absence

Waiver-Wire Watch (four stars = must add; one star = keep an eye on him):
MarShon Brooks: 14 Pts, 1 three, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 4 TO (***)

Shelden Williams: 8 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Blk (**)

Chris Wilcox: 9 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk, 3 TO (*)

C.J. Watson: 11 Pts, 2 threes, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 TO (**)

Injuries:
LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle): will practice today to see if he can go Saturday

Gerald Henderson (hip): may return after the Bobcats’ road trip ends Sunday

Anderson Varejao (wrist): out 4-6 weeks

Daniel Gibson (ankle): doubtful tonight

Nene (calf, heel): will be in a walking boot for a few days

George Hill (ankle): working out, but no timetable for his return

Mario Chalmers (hand): plans to play tonight

Drew Gooden (wrist): will see a wrist specialist

Brook Lopez (foot): return date still unknown

Shawne Williams (shoulder, knee, foot): out indefinitely

Carmelo Anthony (groin): doubtful tonight

For Tonight:
Ersan Ilyasova could see his value increase even more if Gooden can’t go for the Bucks, who visit the Magic tonight. Expect Dwight Howard to wreak havoc.

For Next Week:
3 games: ATL, DEN, LAL, NOR, NYK, OKC, ORL, SAS
2 games: BOS, CHI, CLE, DAL, DET, GSW, HOU, IND, LAC, MEM, MIA, MIL, MIN, NJN, PHI, PHO, POR, SAC, UTA, WAS
1 game: CHA, TOR

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