I hope you all have had a chance to get away from your computers this week and instead sit in front of your TV’s for some incredible NBA action. It must have been “Put The Team On Yo Back” week because six different players achieved their career high in scoring! If you own any them, especially Melo, I’m sure you had a decent week.
Weekly Games (Amount of times a team plays in a given week)
Four Games: Atl, Lac, Mem, Mil, Min, Okc, Orl, Phi, Pho, Sac, Tor
Three Games: Bkn, Bos, Cha, Chi, Cle, Det, Gs, Hou, Ind, Nor, Ny, Sas, Uta, Was
Two Games: Dal, Den, Lal, Mia, Por
Terrence Ross G/F, Raptors
As I mentioned before, there were a couple players that achieved their career highs this week, one of them being Terrence Ross of the Raptors. Ross surprised everyone when he dropped 51 points Saturday Night. Now there is no point in trying to convince you that he is consistent because his numbers can’t back that at all, but it is very had to ignore someone who has such a performance as this one. If there is any time to add him, it’s now.
Ben McLemore G, Kings
As a rookie with very high expectations, McLemore hasn’t exactly lived up to who he was supposed to be this year but that does not in any way make him “bad.” He is still adjusting to the league and finding the game that is right for him and it can’t be easy while your point guard, small forward and center are taking turns having 30+ point games every night. With Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins out for all of last week, McLemore scored double digits in two of his last three games and has been one of the only Kings to connect from 3-point land. The kid has potential and is consistent with the numbers that he puts up, it just may be harder to see time with the team’s new additions.
Finding Gold in the Mine
Over the past couple of weeks, I have been watching the Denver Nuggets very closely due to my interest in former UCSB Gaucho and LA Laker, Brian Shaw, who is the head coach. Although the team hasn’t had the greatest success, there are some bright spots. Wilson Chandler, owned in 70% of Yahoo leagues, has averaged 20.8 points in his last six games while also contributing more than his usual in boards and assists. He should be starting in every league regardless of size at this point. His teammate Randy Foye has also had some recent success, knocking down four 3-point shots in his last game. He has averaged 15.3 points, three assists, and 2.3 boards over his last five games. He very well may be a good pickup for those looking for a decent guard in deeper leagues.