Fantasy Hoops Roundtable: Turn The Beat Around
Time for another fantasy basketball roundtable.
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My Response: Al Jefferson is off to a slow start compared to his production the past two seasons with Minnesota. He is coming back from a serious knee injury and learning to play with a new coach in a new system. As he knee gets stronger and he becomes more familiar with the sytem, I belive he can return to the 20 & 10 levels fantasy owners have become accustomed to. Additionally, Kevin Love’s return has taken some of the burden of Big Al, as well as provide him with a good interior passer. If you can get your hands on Big Al, I would do so before his asking price becomes too high.
Derrick Rose started the season slow, but has been picking up steam. His scoring average and assists have increased from October to November and now Novemer to December. While his numbers are currently down across the board, I expect those to increase as the season wears on. He’s also a player I would target to acquire before he takes off.
Boris Diaw has been trending in the opposite direction. Initially it was an ankle injury that was hampering his production, but the arrival of Stephen Jackson has been more of a concern. He’s a talented player though, and I feel he will eventually either adjust or get dealt somewhere. The good thing about Diaw is you don’t have to give up much to get him.