Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 3.16.12

John Wall

Wall could have happier time ahead with his new-look team. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

Beast of the Night: John Wall finished with 26 points, four rebounds, 12 assists, three steals and a block last night. He shot 69 percent (11-16) from the floor and 100 percent (4-4) from the free-throw line, and had five turnovers. Maybe that new Wizards roster will do Wall some good.

Lines for Discussion:

Jordan Crawford: 6-16 FG (38%), 4-6 FT (67%), 1 three, 17 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 TO; don’t be fooled by the mediocre line — the departure of Nick Young is great news for Crawford’s fantasy value going forward

Chris Kaman: 9-15 FG (60%), 2-4 FT (50%), 20 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 TO; Kaman is still with the Hornets, and Emeka Okafor’s return is still nowhere in sight, which means Kaman’s fantasy value should remain intact

Paul Millsap: 7-17 FG (41%), 2-3 FT (67%), 16 Pts, 11 Reb, 4 Ast, 8 Stl, 2 Blk, 2 TO; he’s currently on a three-game streak of double-doubles, his longest of the season

Luke Ridnour: 7-12 FG (58%), 2-2 FT (100%), 2 threes, 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 13 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk, 4 TO; Ridnour will be a big-time difference-maker the rest of the way

Mo Williams: 4-14 FG (29%), 2 threes, 10 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 TO; he’ll have to battle with Nick Young soon, which is bad news for Williams’ fantasy value

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

Roger Mason: 19 Pts, 4 threes, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl (*)

Trevor Booker: 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk, 3 TO (**)

Gustavo Ayon: 16 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl,1 Blk, 1 TO (**)

Tyrus Thomas: 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 TO (**)

Bismack Biyombo: 2 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 1 TO (***)

Rodrigue Beaubois: 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 TO (***)

Kenneth Faried: 8 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 TO (***)

Gordon Hayward: 26 Pts, 2 threes, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO (***)

Derrick Favors: 4 Pts, 16 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Blk, 2 TO (**)

Shannon Brown: 21 Pts, 3 threes, 3 Reb, 1 Stl (*)

Injuries:

Willie Green (back): questionable tonight

Jermaine O’Neal (wrist): coach Doc Rivers said he doesn’t expect O’Neal to return this season

Rudy Gay (concussion): practiced Thursday; probable tonight

Jason Smith (concussion): nearing his return

Emeka Okafor (knee): still no timetable for his return

Jose Calderon (ankle): could return this weekend

Earl Watson (ankle): day-to-day

Brendan Haywood (knee): left last night’s game early with a mild knee sprain; day-to-day

Grant Hill (rest): monitor his status

Steve Nash (rest): ditto

For Tonight:

See if players on new teams (e.g., Gerald Wallace, Ramon Sessions, Monta Ellis, Nene, etc.) make their debuts.

For Next Week:

5 games: ATL, GSW

4 games: BOS, CLE, DAL, DEN, IND, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIL, MIN, NJN, NYK, OKC, PHI, PHO, POR, SAS, TOR, UTA, WAS

3 games: CHA, CHI, DET, HOU, MIA, NOR, ORL, SAC

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