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Wired: Week 15 Top NBA Pickups

Sunday, February 02, 2014


Games Played For Week 15

 

4 Games: BRK, CHI, CLE, DAL, DEN, DET, IND, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIN, NOP, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHI, POR, SAS, SAC, WAS

 

3 Games: ATL, BOS, GSW, MIA, MIL, PHX, TOR, UTA

 

2 Games: CHA, HOU

 

Point Guards

 

Kendall Marshall (Lakers), Darren Collison (Clippers) and Brian Roberts (New Orleans) should all be owned and held until their injury replacements are back and effective. This week's Wired is guard heavy, as the options on waivers are simply better and more plentiful than big men. 

 

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D.J. Augustin CHI 56% owned in Yahoo! leagues

 

D.J. Augustin should be owned in all fantasy leagues. I think he’s listed here every week and it’s just more of the same. He’s averaging 18.4 points, 5.4 assists and 2.8 3-pointers over his last five and I don’t see that changing much the rest of the season. Kirk Hinrich doesn’t have the skill to replace him and Derrick Rose is done for the year. Wind him up and watch him go.

 

Shaun Livingston BRK 6%

 

Livingston is another guy who shows up weekly on this list, or so it seems. He’s hot again, racking up 24 and 16 points in each of his last two games, and averaging 12.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals over his last three games. He’s not a great assists guy for a point guard, but is spending a lot of his time at shooting guard these days. And given the wobbly state of Deron Williams, who might be the new “Doritos ankles,” Livingston looks like a smart buy right now, as he has for much of the season.

 

Nick Calathes MEM 2%

 

Mike Conley is going to miss at least a week with a sprained ankle and Calathes looks like his replacement. He went off for 22 points, five rebounds, three assists, a steal and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes on Saturday and the Grizzlies play four times this week. I don’t think he’s a long-term stash, but I am all for picking him up this week, and am expecting solid production from him for as long as Conley is out.

 

Patty Mills SAS 2%

 

The Spurs are as banged up as any team in the league and Mills is getting 22 minutes per game over his last five. He’s making the most of them, averaging 11.0 points, 1.2 steals and 2.4 3-pointers over that stretch. He isn’t a great option for assists, but is worth a look if you need threes and steals this week.

 

Tony Wroten PHI 7%

 

MCW is battling another injury, this time his shoulder, and missed Saturday’s game. Wroten took advantage and had 18 points, five dimes and a steal, and while he’s ice cold from downtown right now, he is attempting 2.4 threes per game right now. I don’t like him nearly as much any time MCW is in the Sixers’ lineup, but any time he’s out, Wroten looks like a strong play, especially in daily money 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 2014-15 NBA season marks his 13th year of covering fantasy hoops for Rotoworld. Follow him on Twitter - @Docktora.
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