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Wired: Is Teague For Real?

Sunday, March 13, 2011



Forwards

I'm assuming Tyler Hansbrough is already owned in all leagues.

Shawn Marion – Suns

With Peja Stojakovic hurting, as usual, Marion is basically a must-own player at this point. He's scored 25 and 22 in his last two and has grabbed 10 or more boards in four of his seven March games.

Samardo Samuels – Cavaliers

He's still starting and double-doubled on Sunday. He came into that game averaging 15 points and nearly eight boards in March, so keep running him out there.

Francisco Garcia – Kings

He's not blowing anyone away with his numbers, but is starting and has scored between nine and 18 points in his last five games, averaging 13 points, 3.4 rebounds, and more than a steal, block and three in his 16 starts this year. I like him going forward and especially this week, when the Kings play GSW, CLE, PHI and @ MIN.

Rudy Gay – Grizzlies

Gay will have his shoulder looked at again on Monday and could return to action this week, although a late report says that he's still in pain and doesn't think he'll play this week. He won't help you immediately and is still not guaranteed to play again in the next two weeks, but if you have room on your bench, he might be worth a stash.

Shawne Williams – Knicks

Williams has hit a couple threes in the first half on Sunday and has played well lately, averaging nine points, three boards and nearly two blocks and two threes in March. If you need deep-league help, he's a guy who could offer it.

Jason Thompson – Kings

Despite coming off the bench and having to deal with Samuel Dalembert and DeMarcus Cousins, Thompson is averaging close to 13 points, seven rebounds, and nearly two blocks per game over his last three.

Reggie Evans – Raptors

Evans is a rebounding machine. He won't do much else, but if you're desperate for a rebounder and are going up against Kevin Love, he could help you out. He's had 16, 11 and 17 boards in his last three games, but has scored a total of nine points in them.

Ed Davis – Raptors

Davis has benefited from the absence of Amir Johnson (ankle), as AJ was out again on Sunday and remains day-to-day. My guess is Davis continues to start this week, and he'd scored 12 points in four straight (two double-doubles) before going for eight points and six boards on Sunday.

Tyrus Thomas – Bobcats

Thomas is back, but isn't doing much as he makes his way back from knee surgery. He could get it going at any time, and while he's probably worth owning, he's not startable in fantasy leagues yet.

Centers

Nenad Krstic – Celtics

Krstic has been very hot lately, scoring between 11 and 20 points in his last seven with a pair of double-doubles – including an 11 & 11 job in the first half on Sunday. He only had three blocks in his last six games heading into Sunday, but if you need a scoring center, he's at the top of the list.

DeAndre Jordan - Clippers

Jordan isn't the most trustworthy center around, but always has the potential for a big game, and is still starting for the Clippers. He's had two huge lines in his last three games, going for 10 points, 17 boards and a block against the Wizards, and 21 points, nine boards and a block against the Celtics. He's still averaging 9.5 points, nine boards and 1.5 blocks in March, so think about grabbing him if he was dropped in your league after doing almost nothing against Charlotte on March 7. And while we're at it, Chris Kaman is also worth owning, and might even be a safer play than Jordan.

Samuel Dalembert – Kings

Sammy D had 16 points, eight boards, two steals and a block in his last game, and while he continues to see inconsistent minutes and production, he is averaging close to eight points, nine boards and two blocks in March – and is still starting for now.

Darko Milicic – Timberwolves

Darko is still as inconsistent as they come, but had 14 points, six boards, four assists, two steals and two blocks in his last game. If he plays well on Sunday night, and he should against the Warriors, feel free to roll the dice on the soft big man.

Hakim Warrick – Suns

Warrick hit just 1-of-7 shots on Sunday, but still had seven points and eight boards in another start. He had 12 & 5 and 32 & 7 in his previous two games, and should be a decent play with four games this week. Does he qualify as a center in your league? Maybe.


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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 2014-15 NBA season marks his 13th year of covering fantasy hoops for Rotoworld. Follow him on Twitter - @Docktora.
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