Fantasy Basketball Box Score Breakouts – 12/11/09

Dec 12, 2009

Before we get started, check out this week’s round table debate on the top three fantasy basketball rookies (click here from the article).  You can also check out next week’s NBA schedule as you prepare to set your fantasy lineup (click here for the article).

Now, here’s a look at some fantasy basketball players that blew up the box score last night.

Rafer Alston, New Jersey Nets
28 MIN, 17 PTS, 7-16 FG, 2-3 FT, 1 3PM, 2 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL, 1 BLK
Alston has been in double-figures the last three games, but doesn’t have fantasy value unless he’s starting. Courtney Lee (14 points, 3 steals) is the better pickup.

Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers
27 MIN, 20 PTS, 8-17 FG, 3-3 FT, 1 3PM, 9 REB, 1 STL, 3 BLK, 2 TO
Hibbert has fallen out of favor with Jim O’Brien. This performance did come against the Nets, which doesn’t hold as much weight. Still, if he can continue his strong play, he could earn back the playing time he lost.

Tyler Hansbrough, Indiana Pacers
25 MIN, 21 PTS, 8-18 FG, 2-2 FT, 3 3PM, 7 REB, 1 AST, 3 STL
This is  his second straight strong game so take note. Don’t add him quite yet, as it did come against the Nets.

Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers
35 MIN, 20 PTS, 7-18 FG, 6-9 FT, 5 REB, 3 AST, 1 TO
A.I. shot poorly, and the Sixers lost. His fantasy value is still there though.
Maurice Evans, Atlanta Hawks
30 MIN, 15 PTS, 6-9 FG, 3 3PM, 5 REB
Evans is averaging 16.5 points in his last two games but, like Zaza Pachulia (14 points, 6 rebounds), doesn’t have much fantasy value without an injury to a starter or Jamal Crawford.

Jose Juan Barea, Dallas Mavericks
34 MIN, 12 PTS, 4-8 FG, 1-2 FT, 3 3PM, 4 REB, 10 AST, 2 STL, 1 TO
He’s played back-to-back 30+ minute games and has responded with averages of 13 points, 3 rebounds, 8 assists, 1.5 steals, and 2.5 three-pointers. As long as he’s playing steady minutes, he’ll produce.

Chris Duhon, New York Knicks
34 MIN, 22 PTS, 7-11 FG, 2-2 FT, 6 3PM, 2 REB, 9 AST, 1 STL
Consistency is an issue, but he’s a heavy part of the rotation right now, which means his production should be up.

Brad Miller, Chicago Bulls
27 MIN, 12 PTS, 5-11 FG, 2-2 FT, 13 REB, 2 AST, 2 TO
The Warriors are hurting up front so this performance should not be surprising. Don’t put too much stock in it.

Juwan Howard, Portland Trail Blazers
16 MIN, 15 PTS, 6-7 FG, 3-4 FT, 1 REB
I love to see this Fav Fiver play well, but the fluke factor is high.

Anderson Varejao, Cleveland Cavaliers
36 MIN, 22 PTS, 10-17 FG, 2-3 FT, 10 REB, 1 AST, 2 STL1 BLK, 1 TO
Varejao has played increased minutes of late, and has responded in kind.

Mickael Pietrus, Orlando Magic
32 MIN, 23 PTS, 8-15 FG, 3-3 FT, 4 3PM, 8 REB, 1 STL, 1 BLK, 2 TO
Pietrus has three really good games mixed in with two duds in his last five games. He’s worth adding to your roster, but is a risk to use in your lineup. If you need three-pointers though, he’s your guy.

Jared Dudley, Phoenix Suns
33 MIN, 19 PTS, 6-13 FG, 3-4 FT, 4 3PM, 5 REB, 2 STL
Dudley is up and down as well, but a good source for threes.

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