We here at Lakers Nation know that Fantasy Basketball is a huge part of the culture in being a fan of the NBA. So for those of you that are currently in a league, and looking for some ways to improve your team, we’ve put together a list of players you should consider picking up this week to make your team that much better.
Trey Burke – The rookie scored 20 points and knocked down four three-pointers in his last game. He seems to be a player on the rise, as he is surely going to improve over the course of this season. So if you need a point guard on your roster he should get some consideration.
Brandon Knight – Knight seems to be coming into the swing of things in Milwaukee. In his last game he scored 20 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and dished out eight assists. He may have turned the corner and could be poised for a breakout season.
Trending up: Kirk Hinrich, Aaron Brooks
Trending down: Jordan Farmar,
Tony Snell – The rookie is going to get the opportunity to show what he’s got with Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose out. He’s been getting a shade over 32 minutes a game over his last five games, and can contribute in scoring, threes, and steals.
Dion Waiters – The second year guard has been pretty good over his last five games: 18 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.8 three-pointers. He could be a valued pick-up this week and is certainly worth taking a chance on.
Trending up: Xavier Henry, Marco Belinelli
Trending down: Mike Dunleavy
Derrick Williams – A fresh start in Sacramento might be exactly what Williams needs to revitalize his career. It seems as if he’s going to be the starter at that small-forward position, so he could be worth taking a chance on in deeper leagues.
Richard Jefferson – Somehow Richard Jefferson has been starting for the Jazz all season, and kept his spot. He’s been putting up some pretty solid numbers (10 points, three boards, two assists) and plays four times this week.
Trending up: Gerald Greed, Martell Webster
Trending down: Shawn Marion
Taj Gibson – In last nights triple overtime game, the back up power forward played 44 minutes and scored 26 points. His role has increased this season with the Bulls roster losing some key contributors in Rose and Butler.
Channing Frye – The stretch four has been playing very well as of late, hitting double figures in each of his last six games. He’s proven to be a solid contributor in points, rebounds, and three-pointers.
Trending up: Terrence Jones, John Henson
Trending down: Dejaun Blair
Andrew Bynum – The veteran big man surprised many with his last performance: 20 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, an five blocks. This could be the breakout game that gets him going, and potentially helps him return to his all-star form back in 2011. He’s definitely worth a grab if available!
Trending up: Jared Sullinger, Andray Blatche
Trending down: Zaza Pachulia