Rudy Gobert
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Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert started four games in place of Enes Kanter (ankle) and made the most of his opportunity. The youth French center shot 68.2 percent from the floor while averaging nine rebounds, an assist, 5.3 blocks, 1.5 steals and 9.8 points in 33.5 minutes per game.
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Kanter returned with 16 points and seven rebounds in 21 minutes, while Gobert scored just four points on two of two shooting. He still made his mark though adding five rebounds, three assists, three blocks and a steal in 35 minutes of play. He also helped limit Dwight Howard to eight points and eight rebounds.
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So will Gobert continue to provide fantasy value? You can bet on it, and with some awesome NBA games coming up, check the odds at SportBet.
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On the year Gobert is averaging 6.2 points, 6.7 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 2.2 blocks and 0.6 steals while shooting 64.3 percent from the floor in 20.7 minutes per game. Kanter is providing 14 points and 7.2 rebounds per game, but he’s only protecting the rim to the tune of 0.4 blocks per game.
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Even before Gobert’s four-game stretch he started to play a more prominent role for the Jazz. In December he averaged 8.3 rebounds and a pair of blocks in 15 games. He notched double-digit rebounds in four of those games. In six January games he’s averaging nine points, eight rebounds, 1.3 assists, 4.7 blocks and 1.2 steals. He’s clearly making a difference on defense. The Jazz are allowing 94.2 points per game during those six games. In the first 32 games they gave up 100 points per game.
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With the Jazz eight games out of the eighth seed, it only makes sense to develop their young talent. Kanter and Derrick Favors will continue to log heavy minutes, but Trevor Booker should see his 19.6 minutes per game dip.
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For the value that Gobert provides in the blocks and rebounds categories, he’s a solid fantasy option.
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Kobe Bryant fadeaway
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Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is in unfamiliar territory. Sure, he has dealt with injuries from time-to-time, but last year Kobe was limited to just six games.
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While a scoring title is not in his future, some NBA odds and picks analysts suggest that he can return to his role as a volume scorer for the Lakers. Kobe has a career scoring average of 25.5, a number that should be within his reach despite turning 36 in August. Kobe averaged 27.3 points per game as recently as the 2012-13 season.
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Kobe’s knee is better and he should be primed for a big year. He was quite effective in a recent preseason game as he scored 13 points and added five assists in 21 minutes. The early reports suggest that he has not “lost a step” and that the Lakers’ offense will continue to funnel through Kobe.
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Fantasy owners will target Kobe in the early rounds of fantasy basketball drafts, primarily for his scoring prowess. He won’t be a one-trick pony though as Bryant should provide fantasy owners with plenty of rebounds (for a guard), assists, steals and three-pointers. Bryant should also provide a quality free throw percentage without hurting you in the field goal percentage category.
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Bryant has a drive to succeed that is as strong as any player in the game today or throughout NBA history. He is well aware of his place among the greatest players that have ever played the game, and he is determined to return to a level of greatness.
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Kobe  has developed his game over the years so he doesn’t have to rely merely on this athletic prowess. Like Michael Jordan before him, Kobe’s game has matured over the years. He can score in a variety of ways and given the level of talent around him, he will be asked to carry a lot of the load.
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If Kobe slides in your draft, pounce on him. He won’t be the Kobe of old, but he should be very good.
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ScoreBig
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As a first-time user of ScoreBig I was a little apprehensive. What would it be like? Well, I’m happy to tell you that it’s quick and easy. It is easy to search for your favorite team’s sporting events, both home and away. It’s clear which seating area you are choosing from, and it allows you to bid on different levels. You can shoot for premium seats, but just be realistic. You will always pay less than face value. You find out whether your bid was accepted almost immediately. If your bid isn’t accepted you can try a different seating level or wait 24 hours. It’s simple, and most importantly, you won’t be paying any extra fees. Pick a price, and once accepted, that’s your price.
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With baseball season finally upon us, you can get great deals for America’s pastime. Personally, my son is still in basketball mode so we’re going to check out the Minnesota Timberwolves. Considering their season is a lost one, we were able to get a great deal on seats. No matter what you’re looking for, you can do the same with ScoreBig. It was quick and easy. My bid was accepted and I received my ticket information shortly thereafter. It was that simple. Give it a try for your next sporting event.
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Click here for more information on how it all works.
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Marco Belinelli
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If you’re looking to bolster your fantasy basketball lineup, take a look at these options.
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Field Goal Percentage
Tony Allen
MarShon Brooks
Amir Johnson
Terrence Jones
Enes Kanter
Kyle Singler
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Three-Pointers
Matt Barnes
Marco Belinelli
Vince Carter
Mike Dunleavy
Jordan Farmar
Tim Hardaway, Jr.
O.J. Mayo
Greivis Vasquez
Louis Williams
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Rebounds
Jeff Adrien
Elton Brand
Samuel Dalembert
Reggie Evans
Timofey Mozgov
Jermaine O’Neal
Kyle O’Quinn
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Assists
Will Bynum
Jordan Farmar
Manu Ginobili
Jarrett Jack
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Steals
Shane Battier
Kent Bazemore
Andray Blatche
Derek Fisher
Draymond Green
Andrei Kirilenko
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Blocks
Chris Andersen
Bismack Biyombo
Elton Brand
Wesley Johnson
Ryan Kelly
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Points
Brandon Bass
Kent Bazemore
Marco Belinelli
Vince Carter
Enes Kanter
Louis Williams
Tony Wroten
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DeMarre Carroll
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If you’re looking to bolster your fantasy basketball lineup, take a look at these options.
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Field Goal Percentage
Chris Andersen
DeMarre Carroll
Boris Diaw
Kevin Garnett
Enes Kanter
Timofey Mozgov
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Three-Pointers
DeMarre Carroll
Tim Hardaway, Jr.
Martell Webster
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Rebounds
Kris Humphries
Timofey Mozgov
Jason Thompson
P.J. Tucker
Derrick Williams
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Assists
Mario Chalmers
Ramon Sessions
Greivis Vasquez
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Steals
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
DeMarre Carroll
Khris Middleton
Thabo Sefolosha
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Blocks
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Timofey Mozgov
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Points
DeMarre Carroll
Rodney Stuckey
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Rodney Stuckey
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If you’re looking to bolster your fantasy basketball lineup, take a look at these options.
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Field Goal Percentage
James Anderson
Andray Blatche
Kevin Garnett
Mike Scott
Brandan Wright
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Three-Pointers
Alan Anderson
Mike Dunleavy
Randy Foye
Mirza Teletovic
Martell Webster
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Rebounds
Andray Blatche
Kris Humphries
Jason Thompson
P.J. Tucker
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Assists
Patrick Beverley
Norris Cole
Luke Ridnour
Greivis Vasquez
Mo Williams
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Steals
Patrick Beverley
Norris Cole
Khris Middleton
Gerald Wallace
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Blocks
Taj Gibson
Kris Humphries
James Johnson
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Points
Alec Burks
Randy Foye
Courtney Lee
Markieff Morris
Rodney Stuckey
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Randy Foye Nuggets
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If you’re looking to bolster your fantasy basketball lineup, take a look at these options.
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Field Goal Percentage
Marco Belinelli
Ed Davis
Randy Foye
Kevin Garnett
Enes Kanter
Derrick Williams
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Three-Pointers
Marco Belinelli
Vince Carter
Mike Dunleavy
Randy Foye
Terrence Ross
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Rebounds
Al-Farouq Aminu
Ed Davis
Kevin Garnett
Taj Gibson
Kris Humphries
Enes Kanter
Luis Scola
Jason Thompson
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Assists
D.J. Augustin
Luke Ridnour
Mo Williams
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Steals
Corey Brewer
DeMarre Carroll
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Shaun Livingston
Mo Williams
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Blocks
Taj Gibson
Kris Humphries
James Johnson
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Points
Marco Belinelli
Alec Burks
Randy Foye
Enes Kanter
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