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Sunday, December 19, 2010



Glen Davis Celtics

Davis is averaging 14 points and seven boards in December and had 18 & 6 on Sunday. Yes, Shaq is back and Jermaine O'Neal is close, but Baby has played well enough to be owned in most leagues.

Linas Kleiza Raptors

Kleiza has started in two straight and gone bonkers in both of them with points, boards and threes. I don't know if Sonny Weems (back injury) will reclaim the job when he returns, but Kleiza is probably worth grabbing right now. He's averaging 22 points, 11 boards and 3.5 3-pointers in his last two games, both starts for Weems.

Tayshaun Prince Pistons

Prince is blowing up as I type this on Sunday and survived John Kuester's recent lineup shake up. He should be owned in most leagues.

Kenyon Martin Nuggets

Martin will debut this week and should start over struggling Shelden Williams. He'll get points and rebounds, but his legs are weak and he's not trustworthy. But if you need boards, give him a look.

Derrick Favors Nets

He's still not starting and is splitting time with Kris Humphries and Troy Murphy, but we still expect him to move into the starting five at some point. And when/if it happens he should have plenty of points, boards and blocks.

Mike Miller Heat

Miller is ready to play for the Heat and is worth a look if you need threes. I don't know if he'll start or not, but he should hit at least a couple threes per game and score 10-12 points nightly. If that will help your team, go for it.

Martell Webster Timberwolves

Webster is not starting for the Wolves, but he's averaging 15 points, 4.5 boards, 2.0 assists, a steal and 1.5 threes in his four games. If you're in a deep league, he looks good. He could also eventually start over Wesley Johnson.

Centers

Chris Kaman Clippers

Kaman is nearing a return, although he won't play this week. He's simply too good to be sitting on waiver wires, except in weekly leagues where you can't afford to carry injured players. Keep an eye on him and grab him if you have room and need a center.

DeMarcus Cousins Kings

Cousins is hot and is having another big game on Sunday night. The Kings appear to be ready to start him the rest of the way and he should be owned in all leagues. He's no longer available in any of my 11 leagues.

Spencer Hawes Sixers

Hawes was simply awful on Saturday against Dwight Howard, which we saw coming from a mile away. But he had played very well in his previous three games, racking up ridiculous minutes, points, boards and blocks, with some threes to boot. He's locked in as the starting center in Philly and he'll be inconsistent, but he should be grabbed in most leagues.

Marcin Gortat Suns

Marcin Gortat was traded to the Suns and will challenge Robin Lopez for the starting job. This one is tricky because we don't know how they plan on using him, but when starting, he's a fantasy force. I say grab him and see what happens when he debuts on Thursday.

Mehmet Okur Jazz

Okur is back for the Jazz and will be brought along slowly from a ruptured achilles. I'm not picking him up and he's locked into a bench role. But once he gets fully healthy he should be a nice source of threes, and could be a useful center in a pinch.

Joel Przybilla Blazers

Przybilla isn't doing much, but Greg Oden is done for the year and Marcus Camby, not surprisingly, is hurt right now (shoulder). Przybilla's ankle swelled up the size of a citrus fruit after Friday's game, so he's also iffy. But if Camby is going to miss time, Przybilla should at least be a source of boards and blocks.

Serge Ibaka Thunder

Ibaka is listed here only because I list him every week. He's a good source of points, boards and blocks, but his minutes fluctuate, making him a bit frustrating to own at times. But the bottom line is he should be owned in all leagues. However, he's doing nothing on Sunday and I'm even wondering if he got hurt? Check Rotoworld.com news for updates on his status. On a side note, Nick Collison is suddenly playing better for the Thunder, making him worth a look in deeper leagues.


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Steve "Dr. A" Alexander is the senior editor for the NBA for Rotoworld.com and a contributor to NBCSports.com. The 2013-14 NBA season marks his 12th year of covering fantasy hoops for Rotoworld. Follow him on Twitter - @Docktora.
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