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James Harden staying hot

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Here are the remaining weekly schedules for each team. I put the Celtics, Bulls, Cavs, Nets, Suns, Kings and Wizards in bold since they have a perfect remaining schedule. The Rockets play just two games in the upcoming week.

ATL 4-3-3-2
BOS 4-4-4-2
CHA 3-4-4-2
CHI 4-4-4-2
CLE 4-4-4-2
DAL 3-4-3-2
DEN 3-3-4-2
DET 3-3-4-2
GSW 4-3-3-2
HOU 2-4-3-2
IND 4-4-3-1
LAC 3-3-4-1
LAL 3-3-4-2
MEM 4-3-3-2
MIA 3-4-3-2
MIL 3-4-4-2
MIN 3-3-3-2
NJN 4-4-4-2
NOH 3-3-3-2
NYK 4-3-4-2
OKC 3-4-4-2
ORL 3-4-3-2
PHI 3-4-3-2
PHX 4-4-4-2
POR 3-4-3-2
SAC 4-4-4-2
SAN 4-4-3-2
TOR 4-3-4-2
UTA 4-3-3-2
WAS 4-4-4-2

Guards

Jordan Farmar - Nets

We got news on Sunday that Deron Williams will be out for the next three games in order to rest his right wrist. This makes no sense to me, as Williams has said forever that he needs at least a month of rest in order to get fully healthy. Maybe he'll play again sporadically, but why the Nets just don't shut him down makes no sense. Farmar is a must-own player, will excel in assists, steals and threes, while scoring plenty of points for as long as Williams is out, which I still think is the rest of the season. At press time, Farmar was going off on Sunday against the Wizards with six points, 11 assists and two steals in the first half.

Jordan Crawford - Wizards

Nick Young still isn't playing through his knee injury and Josh Howard's knee might end his season. Crawford has got the green light and is shooting at will right now, scoring in double digits in five straight, and between 22 and 27 in three of those games. He's seeing heavy minutes and the Wizards have a perfect schedule down the stretch.

Ramon Sessions - Cavs

Baron Davis is still not playing, returning from his grandmother's funeral only to quickly hurt his back. He missed Saturday's game, and despite everything he said before arriving in Cleveland, has no interest whatsoever in playing for such a bad team. "Ooh, my back, my back. I think it's broken." Ramon Sessions has somehow held value for a couple months and that trend probably isn't going to end anytime soon.

James Harden - Thunder

Harden has scored in double digits in every game in March, and all but two in April. He should no longer be available in most fantasy basketball leagues. That is all.

Toney Douglas - Knicks

Douglas was great while he was starting in place of Chauncey Billups and has been great as the first guard off the bench recently. He's scored 20, 29 and 17 points in his last three games off the bench, and while he'll have some off nights, he looks locked and loaded to finish the season up strong.

Richard Hamilton - Pistons

Hamilton is finally back in good graces with John Kuester and has scored in double figures in every game in March, except for Friday's, which he missed due to his grandfather's funeral. Will he stick in the starting lineup for Kuester, who hasn't made or stuck with a lineup decision all season? I have no idea. He's started in two straight and is averaging nearly 16 points and a 3-pointer in March.

Jodie Meeks - Sixers

Meeks is a 3-point specialist averaging nearly 15 points, four rebounds, more than a steal, and three 3-pointers in March. And outside of a seven-point game on Friday, he's been flawless in his last 10 games.

Wes Johnson - Wolves

Johnson finally broke out on Friday with 29 points and a full stat line after scoring a total of 21 points in his previous five games. We'll have to see if he's finally ready to start doing this on a regular basis, but there is not a reason I can think of why he isn't trying to go out there and take over. Worth a flier.

J.R. Smith - Nuggets

Arron Afflalo is hurt again and Smith looked great on Saturday. As long as Afflalo is out, Smith will be startable, but his hamstring isn't believed to be a serious injury. Smith is averaging 15 points, three 3-pointers and a steal per game in March.

Leandro Barbosa - Raptors

Barbosa has been playing well off the Raptors bench, scoring 15, 18, 15 and 29 points and eight 3-pointers in his last four games.

Tony Allen - Grizzlies

Allen blew up for 19 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, six steals and a block on Saturday. He's averaging 13 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and nearly a block per game in March. I still don't fully trust Allen, but it's hard to argue with the way he's been playing.

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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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