Fantasy basketball 30 – Growing worry with Luka Doncic

Who is in fashion? What rotations change? What’s the latest with the notable injuries around the NBA?

Here’s a look at the league’s most relevant news and ratings for all 30 teams:


Atlanta Hawks: Solomon Hill tore his right hamstring on Wednesday and is set to miss the remainder of the season. Atlanta is in very small numbers right now, so Danilo Gallinari could see more minutes. In the last three games, Gallinari has averaged 15 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists. Fantasy teams looking for a score, 3 points and a free throw percentage should line up Gallinari. You can find it available in 95% of ESPN leagues.

Boston Celtics: Due to Jaylen Brown’s hamstring injury, Jayson Tatum has stepped up for the Celtics. In his last five games, Tatum has averaged 31.4 PPG, 10.4 RPG, 3.2 APG, and 3.2 3PG. With a USG of 32%, he has had an exceptional season.

Brooklyn fillets: The NBA debut of David Duke Jr., who is on a two-part contract with the Nets, has been solid. In 22 minutes against the Rockets, Duke had nine points, three rebounds, an assist and a triple. Duke should be on your radar, especially for the second half of the season, when Kevin Durant and James Harden could be given days off.

Charlotte Hornets: LaMelo Ball, Ish Smith, Mason Plumlee, Terry Rozier and Jalen McDaniels are currently in league health and safety protocols due to COVID-19. PJ Washington benefits from the expanded role. It averages 17.0 PPG, 8.3 RPG, and 3.0 APG per 40 minutes. And he’s seen his MPG drop from 25.0 to 31.7 in the last five games. Washington is still available in 33.7% of ESPN leagues.

Chicago Bulls: Alex Caruso is released with a hamstring injury, while DeMar DeRozan is undergoing COVID-19 protocols. This allowed Ayo Dosunmu to have an average of 38 minutes per game in the last two games. The 2021 second round is available in 99% of ESPN leagues, but its minutes will be limited once DeRozan and Caruso return.

The Cleveland Cavaliers: Lauri Markkanen has quietly enjoyed a very good season, averaging 31.6 MPG. Looking at things from a 40’s perspective, stretch four has averaged 18.4 points and 7.4 rebounds this season. Markkanen excels as a goalscorer, 3-point shooter and rebounder, but adds little in terms of assists, steals and blocks. He’s available in 50% of ESPN leagues and is worth a look if his skills match your squad.

The Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic’s weight and conditioning have been a topic of conversation lately. For the second season in a row, he showed up to training camp weighing over 260 pounds. Still, the NBA reports Doncic’s weight is 230 pounds. His teammates and various analysts believe he is exhausted. Recent injuries have limited Doncic’s ability to get back into shape at this point, but given his talent, this may be the perfect time to trade for the Mavericks superstar.

Denver Nuggets: During this season, Bones Hyland has averaged just 16 MPG. Still, he’s been ridiculously productive and deserves more playing time. Hyland is available in 99.2% of ESPN leagues, averaging 20.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.1 assists every 40 minutes. . Denver head coach Michael Malone reportedly mentioned earlier this week that all options were on the table to reverse the Nuggets’ season. Maybe Hyland’s involvement will help.

Detroit Pistons: In Monday’s game against the Thunder, Cade Cunningham became the first rookie in franchise history and the youngest in league history to score at least 25 points, collect at least 10 rebounds, to deliver. five assists and to score at least five 3 points. Cunningham has averaged 21.8 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 3.2 APG and 34.4 MPG over the past five games. The remainder of the season looks bright for one of the league’s best rookies.

Warriors of the Golden State: In the last 10 games, Jordan Poole has scored at least 10 points while also contributing to other statistical categories such as steals, rebounds and assists. From now on, Klay Thompson’s return will be heralded with louder drumbeats, and the All-Star shooting guard is expected to return in a few weeks. Poole is expected to retain a prominent role as the team’s sixth man, however.

Houston Rockets:

Over the past seven days, Eric Gordon has started to warm up. Over the past seven days, he’s averaged 22.7 PPG and 31 MPG. Gordon contributes in points and triples with a USG of 19.7%. He’s only listed in 92% of ESPN leagues.

Indiana Pacers: Reports this week suggest the Pacers will make Caris LeVert, Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis available before the 2022 trade deadline. If that happens, rookie Chris Duarte would be the biggest beneficiary. It’s available in 83% of ESPN leagues and averages 18.2 PPG, 5.5 RPG, and 2.9 APG per 40 minutes. A trade could very well give the recruit more minutes and usage.

LA mowers: Average of 19.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.5 steals and 3.8 3 points per game in the last four games, Marcus Morris Sr. has shot 52.8% in the field and 80.0% on the tape. Currently, it’s available in 91.3% of ESPN leagues, averaging 29.6 MPG. I must point out that the Clippers have two three-game weeks to come.

Los Angeles Lakers: Fantastic dynamos LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook keep Malik Monk going unnoticed. It is available in 88.4% of ESPN leagues. This season, Monk is averaging 24.2 MPG with a USG of 17.2%, and he averages 17.0 P / 40 and is a reliable source of points and trebles.

Memphis Grizzly: While Ja Morant is injured in the knee, Desmond Bane continues to thrive. He averaged 16.5 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 2.5 APG, 1.8 SPG, and 0.8 BPG while averaging 29.3 MPG over the past seven days. Bane is available in 58.5% of ESPN leagues and is a great source of overall stats.

Miami Heat: Bam Adebayo will be out of action for 4-6 weeks as he recovers from thumb surgery. Dewayne Dedmon (5.5% of the list) replaces him. For the season, the veteran averages 15.5 MPG. Averaging 14 points and 14.8 rebounds every 40 minutes, Dedmon is in an excellent position to succeed while Adebayo is out.

Milwaukee Dollars: Due to Brook Lopez’s back injury, Bobby Portis entered the starting lineup earlier this season and the results have been nothing short of outstanding. In his 17 starts, Portis had nine doubles-doubles and averaged 21.5 P / 40 and 12.9 R / 40 with a USG of 21.4%. One way or another, Portis is still available in 38% of ESPN leagues.

Minnesota Timberwolves: On Wednesday night, Patrick Beverley returned to the field after missing six games with a groin injury. In 23 minutes, he had 16 points, two rebounds and two assists. It has a USG rate of 15.7% this season, averaging 25.2 MPG. From a fantastic point of view, you have an idea of ​​its ceiling. Beverley is available in 93.3% of ESPN leagues.

New Orleans Pelicans: Fantasy managers continue to patiently await Zion Williamson’s return. Williamson’s right foot is in pain, which delayed his rehabilitation. Additionally, Williamson’s conditioning is questionable, with a report saying he currently weighs 330 pounds. Jonas Valanciunas will continue to thrive as a double-double machine as long as Zion is away.

New York Knicks: Alec Burks is only listed in 71.3% of ESPN leagues. Considering he’s now the Knicks’ playmaker, it’s shocking. Burks should be entered in all leagues as he has a clear path to playing time. Over the past five games, the veteran guard has averaged 17.0 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 2.6 APG, 1, 4 SPG and 0.4 BPG. From now on, Burks should only get better.

Thunder of Oklahoma City: Luguentz Dort averages are: 17.5 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 2.0 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.4 BPG, and 32.8 MPG. Surprisingly, its uptime is 70% for ESPN leagues. There’s no denying that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander gets a lot of attention from fantasy managers, but keep an eye out for Dort as well. Dort’s 21.3% utilization rate is also encouraging.

Magic of Orlando: In his rookie season at Orlando, Franz Wagner is in an ideal position to develop. He’s averaged 31.7 MPG so far this season and he can rack up stats in multiple categories. Wagner has averages of 13.8 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 2.8 APG, 1.2 SPG, and 0.5 BPG, but remains available in 64% of ESPN leagues.

Philadelphia 76ers: Joel Embiid has been dominant in the last three games, averaging 34.3 PPG, 11.7 RPG and 5.0 APG. In fact, he admitted he still hasn’t fully recovered from a time out with COVID-19. For optimal indoor positioning, Embriid regularly seals small defenders. The 76ers goalie will continue to give him basketball, which is great for fantasy managers.

Phoenix Suns: In the conversation for Defensive Player of the Year, Mikal Bridges is a legitimate contender. Historically, great men have won the award. In the past 20 seasons, only Kawhi Leonard and Metta World Peace have won the award playing perimeter defense. Fantastically speaking, Bridges averages 12.0 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 2.0 APG, 1.5 SPG, and 0.5 BPG. He continues to be a great source of defensive stats for fantasy managers.

The Portland Trail Blazers: Norman Powell thrives without Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum on the pitch. McCollum (collapsed lung) is a bit more uncertain, but Lillard (abdomen) is expected to return on Sunday. In the last two games, Powell has scored 20 or more points and is available in 30.5% of ESPN leagues.

Kings of Sacramento: Following Richaun Holmes’ right eye injury Wednesday night against Magic, Tristan Thompson saw extra minutes and he responded with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Thompson should be on your streaming radar in the short term if your Fantasy team is in need of points and bounces. The Veteran Big Man is available in 99% of ESPN leagues.

San Antonio Spurs: Since returning from his knee injury, Doug McDermott has performed well. It averages 24.5 MPG, 14.0 PPG, 2.5 RPG, and 2.3 APG. Keldon Johnson is sidelined with an ankle injury, so McDermott should continue to thrive. The Effective Veteran is available in 92% of ESPN leagues.

Toronto Raptors: Scottie Barnes has been superb in the last five games. These totals include 16.4 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 3.2 APG, 1.6 SPG, and 1.8 BPG. The rookie lottery pick has also made 12 three-pointers in that span and, given the height of his fantastic cap, he’s an intriguing player to trade at the moment.

Utah Jazz: Royce O’Neale has been a fantastic option throughout the season. ESPN has it available in 86% of leagues, even though it has put in 11.0 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 4.7 APG, and 1.0 SPG in 32.7 MPG. Look no further than O’Neale if you are looking for someone to provide production in multiple statistical categories in a roto league or category.

Wizards of Washington: In most formats, Daniel Gafford should be entered. It averages 2.1 BPG and 21.1 MPG with an average of 17 P / 40 and 11.7 R / 40. Gafford is available in 77% of ESPN leagues and is ranked in the top 25 in rating player effectiveness.

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