Tag: yi jianlian

Fantasy week 10 preview

by on Dec.27, 2009, under Quick hits

T-Mac is proving his (lack of) worth lately. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

T-Mac is proving his (lack of) worth lately. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

Game watch:
4 games – CHA, CLE, IND, LAL, MIN, NY, OKC, PHI, SAC, SA
2 games – DET, LAC

Waiver wire watch:

  • Yi Jianlian: successful return so far
  • Kirk Hinrich: with starting job in hand, he’ll produce well
  • Jarrett Jack: continues to play well in Jose Calderon’s absence
  • Devin Brown: hitting lots of threes, stealing lots of balls lately
  • Keyon Dooling: back from injury, putting up solid numbers (continue reading…)
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Redd crosses, Yi-ikes and other NBA injury chatter

by on Nov.04, 2009, under Injuries

  • Michael Redd is out two weeks with a strained knee – yes, the same one that was surgically repaired last season. For fantasy owners who drafted him, you had to know Redd was at risk at sitting out chunks of games at a time so this shouldn’t be too big of a surprise. Charlie Bell seems to be the most obvious beneficiary from this situation. He started last night and finished with 11 points, 5 boards, 3 assists, a steal and a three in 34:11. Brandon Jennings, who is off to a great start, will also benefit from more looks. He hoisted 23 shots last night, compared to the 15.5 he was averaging in the two games before, and finished with 25 points. Andrew Bogut also saw more shots and minutes and finished with his best game of the season, notching 16 points, 13 rebounds, a steal and 3 blocks. Hakim Warrick moved into the starting five last night and will be worthy of a starting fantasy spot in most leagues so long as Redd is out. Carlos Delfino will also benefit from more minutes and shots, though his numbers will only be appealing in deeper leagues.
  • Yi is hurt and so are his owners. (Flickr/NBANets)

    Yi is hurt and so are his owners. (Flickr/NBANets)

    Yi Jianlian could miss up to six weeks with a sprained right knee, which is a huge bummer for owners hoping for a breakout year for the frustrating forward. Chris Douglas-Roberts and Terrence Williams are the clear winners here, as both should be good for a solid mix of points, boards, threes and steals, though CDR does shoot better percentages. Bobby Simmons could also be worthy of some monitoring, though his value should be appealing only to those in deeper leagues. (continue reading…)

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