Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 2.29.12

DeAndre Jordan

Jordan was studly last night, thanks in part to avoiding the charity stripe. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Beast of the Night: DeAndre Jordan finished with 14 points, 14 rebounds, two steals and four blocks last night. He shot 78 percent (7-9) from the field and shot not free-throw attempts and had no turnovers. This was Jordan’s third straight game with double-digit rebounds. He remains a fantasy stud for owners punting free-throw percentage.

Lines for Discussion:

Chris Kaman: 7-18 FG (39%), 3-4 FT (75%), 17 Pts, 11 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Blk, 4 TO; since Feb. 13, Kaman is averaging 17.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists and a block per game, but is shooting just 40 percent from the field and is averaging 3.6 turnovers per game

Derrick Rose: 11-24 FG (46%), 9-11 FT (82%), 1 three, 32 Pts, 2 Reb, 9 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk, 2 TO; his health should be closely monitored

Brook Lopez: 17-28 FG (61%), 4-5 FT (80%), 38 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 TO; the poor rebounding will probably persist this season, but Lopez is looking like a must-start center again

Isaiah Thomas: 6-12 FG (50%), 4-4 FT (100%), 2 threes, 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 8 Ast, 1 Stl, 5 TO; he’s been a top 30 asset since Feb. 15

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

Tristan Thompson: 13 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Blk (***)

Tyler Hansbrough: 15 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 TO (*)

Taj Gibson: 5 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Stl, 5 Blk, 1 TO (*)

Chris Singleton: 16 Pts, 2 threes, 9 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk (*)

Trevor Booker: 20 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk, 1 TO (**)

Mike Dunleavy: 28 Pts, 5 threes, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 TO (***)

James Johnson: 16 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO (****)

Brendan Haywood: 18 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Stl, 3 Blk (**)

Derrick Williams: 27 Pts, 4 threes, 5 Reb, 1 Blk, 1 TO (**)

Injuries:

Al Horford (chest): no longer wearing a sling, could be cleared to start rehab today

Joe Johnson (knee): game-time decision tonight

Corey Maggette (knee): practiced without a setback Tuesday; monitor his status for tonight

Gerald Henderson (hamstring): practiced Tuesday and should be ready for tonight

Lamar Odom (personal): day-to-day

Ty Lawson (back): expected to return tonight

Rudy Fernandez (back): ditto

Charlie Villanueva (ankle): practiced Monday; day-to-day

Kobe Bryant (nose, head): monitor his status for tonight

Zach Randolph (knee): hasn’t resumed contact drills yet

Jordan Farmar (groin): could return Friday

Jason Smith (concussion): day-to-day

Emeka Okafor (knee): out tonight; day-to-day

Nick Collison (quad): will play tonight

Manu Ginobili (oblique): partially practiced Tuesday; day-to-day

Andrea Bargnani (calf): day-to-day

Raja Bell (groin): day-to-day

Andray Blatche (calf): day-to-day

Zaza Pachulia (calf): expected to play tonight

Drew Gooden (back, elbow): returned last night but left early after a hard fall; monitor his status

Gary Neal (hamstring): questionable tonight

Rashard Lewis (knee): day-to-day

For Tonight:

Dwight Howard should have another nice line against the Wizards.

The Knicks and all their storylines host the Cavaliers. See if Jeremy Lin has fresher legs thanks to the All-Star break.

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