Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 2.22.12

Dwyane Wade

You didn't forget about D-Wade, did you? (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Beast of the Night: Dwyane Wade scored 30 points, grabbed four rebounds, dished out 10 assists, stole three balls and blocked two shots last night. He shot 69 percent (11-16) from the field, 80 percent (8-10) from the free-throw line and had two turnovers. Wade has quietly maintained top five value so far this season, despite dips in his scoring, rebounding and three-point making. He has cut down on his turnovers and had increased his steals and blocks to make up for those declines.

Lines for Discussion:

Trevor Ariza: 8-15 FG (53%), 2-2 FT (100%), 3 threes, 21 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO; despite his inconsistency, Ariza has been a top 60 player so far this season

Jarrett Jack: 8-17 FG (47%), 1-2 FT (50%), 2 threes, 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 10 Ast, 2 TO; barring any setbacks with that knee, Jack should be back on track after the All-Star break

Roy Hibbert: 11-17 FG (65%), 8-12 FG (67%), 30 Pts, 13 Reb, 3 Blk, 2 TO; Hibbert is in the midst of a three-game streak of double-doubles

Greg Monroe: 8-16 FG (50%), 3-4 FT (75%), 19 Pts, 11 Reb, 7 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO; Monroe is a center who scores, rebounds, dishes, steals and shoots solid percentages — not much more you can ask fo

Kyrie Irving: 8-15 FG (53%), 6-6 FT (100%), 3 threes, 25 Pts, 5 Reb, 8 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk, 6 TO; he has no statistical weaknesses and should be an awesome keeper

Mario Chalmers: 7-14 FG (50%), 6 threes, 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO; Chalmers should be applauded for what he’s doing this season

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

Ben Gordon: 16 Pts, 2 threes, 4 Reb, 2 TO (***)

Alonzo Gee: 16 Pts, 1 three, 11 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 TO (**)

Isaiah Thomas: 24 Pts, 5 threes, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 TO (****)

Lavoy Allen: 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk, 2 TO (*)

Kawhi Leonard: 24 Pts, 2 threes, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 5 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO (*)

Gary Neal: 10 Pts, 1 three, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 TO (**)

Injuries:

Joe Johnson (knee): out for tonight and Thursday

Kevin Garnett (personal): expected to return tonight

Gerald Henderson (hamstring): out tonight

Anthony Parker (back): day-to-day

George Hill (ankle): day-to-day

Elton Brand (thumb): day-to-day

Linas Kleiza (knee): questionable tonight

Raja Bell (groin): game-time decision tonight

Wesley Matthews (ankle): monitor his status

John Salmons (hip): day-to-day

For Tonight:

Willie Green could be a decent spot start as the Joe Johnson-less Hawks visit the Knicks.