It’s been a long time since I posted any fantasy trends, largely because I spent the past five days moving and trying to get settled. I will do a more comprehensive fantasy roundup on Friday, but today I will focus on some free agents that will help your fantasy teams…Hopefully.
Aaron Brooks, Houston Rockets PG/SG-It is unlikely that Brooks is still available in your leagues, but if he is make sure to add him now. He will be the starting point guard for the Rockets for the remainder of the season and will average between 12-18 ppg. His assist numbers won’t be spectacular, but he will certainly provide your teams with a big boost late in the season.
Antoine Wright, Dallas Mavericks SG/SF-Wright has gotten big minutes following the injury to Jason Terry, and he is producing. Although he has never been a great outside shooter, he is an opportunistic scorer an an excellent finisher in the lane. He won’t put up great rebound or assist numbers, but he can help out in the steals category. Wright has scored in double-figures in five of six.
Leon Powe, Boston Celtics PF/C-Powe and Glen Davis will continue to split time until KG returns. Powe is a solid offensive player. He gets to the free throw line a lot and should average about 12 and six in about 30 minutes per game in KG’s absence.
De’Quan Cook, Miami Heat PG/SG-Cook is still available in many leagues largely because of his low FG percentage and lack of all-around game. He does almost nothing besides shoot 3-pointers, but his minutes have been increasing lately and so have his 3-point makes. Definitely worth a roster spot if he continues to knock down three 3-pointers a game.
J.J. Redick, Orlando Magic SG-I can’t believe my fantasy tips are telling owners to add J.J. Redick. Wow. He’s gotten minutes lately and is producing, having scored in double-figures in four of his last six games. Redick will hit a couple of threes and shoot a good percentage. A great add in deep leagues.
Kelenna Azubuike, Golden State Warriors SG/SF-Although he was a valuable fantasy player early this season, the return of Monta Ellis made him the odd man out in Oakland. Many fantasy owners have since parted ways with Azubuike, but now that Monta is out for a couple weeks, he has value once again. He will give you between 10-15 ppg while shooting a high percentage and can also grab a few rebounds.
Von Wafer, Houston Rockets SG-Much like Azubuike, Wafer had some good stretches earlier this season. He figures to get at least 25 minutes per game, and expect between 8-12 ppg out of the former FSU star. He has potential to erupt on any given night, making him a valuable add.
Glen Davis, Boston Celtics PF/C-Not as skilled as Powe, but a solid option in deep leagues. He won’t wow you with his numbers, but expect 10 and five if he gets minutes.
J.J. Hickson, Cleveland Cavaliers PF/C-Hickson is clearly better than Ben Wallace, and is seeing more minutes recently. He scores mainly on dunks and open jumpers, and he will also block a few shots. A good option in deep leagues.
Rashad McCants, Sacramento Kings SG-Now that he is hiding in ‘Mento, the former UNC star will be able to shoot at will when he is on the floor. Although he is not very good at shooting, McCants could be a valuable last-season addition. He has only played 9 minutes with the Kings this season, so it is unclear what his role will be. But keep a close eye on him, he can score.