Dose: McBobby's WorldSaturday, March 29, 2014
Tyreke goes off
With both Brian Roberts (knee injury) and eventually Anthony Davis down, Tyreke Evans took full advantage, posting a huge line as the Pelicans defeated the Jazz. Evans racked up a career-high 15 assists to go along with his 22 points, three steals, and one block. It was an unexpected monster line from Evans, who has flirted with high-end and low-end value all season. With the Pelicans nursing a few injuries, Evans could be a fantasy gem as the campaign winds down.
After missing three games with knee tendinitis, Andre Iguodala returned to action on Friday against Memphis, tallying five points, five rebounds, and three assists in nearly 29 minutes. Iguodala hasn’t had a big game in quite some time and Draymond Green (12 points, nine rebounds on Friday) is gaining some steam, leaving Iguodala as a player who has become marginalized in the Warriors offense. He’s not a great option in most leagues but hangs around due to his versatility in a variety of categories.
Belinelli stars in spot start
With Danny Green sideline due to a foot injury, Marco Belinelli went bonkers against the Nuggets, nailing six triples on his way to 27 points. He didn’t contribute much in boards or assist but did add two blocks and one steal for good measure. The sharpshooting Italian has had a few nice fantasy runs this season and with the Spurs looking to rest some stars late, he could be a nice fantasy player for the next week or so. Green’s in jury isn’t considered serious so he could start the next one but Belinelli still looks like an interesting play going forward.
Bogut goes down
Just when the Warriors couldn’t afford another front court injury, Andrew Bogut went down during Friday night’s game against Memphis. Bogut suffered a pelvic contusion about four minutes into the contest and did not return. With fellow big man David Lee nursing a hamstring injury, the Bogut news comes at an inopportune time for both the franchise and fantasy owners. Bogut is scheduled for an MRI on Saturday so stay tuned for updates on the severity of the injury.
Lowry plays through the pain
The Raptors clinched a playoff birth with a win against the Celtics on Friday and also dodged an injury bullet in the process. Kyle Lowry limped to the locker room in the first half with a right ankle injury but got it taped up and returned to score nine points, five assists, and three turnovers. He only shot 4-13 from the field so yes this was a terrible line for Lowry, but the good news is that his ankle doesn’t look to be in bad shape. He’s definitely susceptible to rest down the stretch so keep an eye on Greivis Vasquez in case he gets a spot start.