Running late this week so it only makes sense to focus on the possible additions and guys you should let collect dust on your league’s wavier wire.’
Jordan Farmar: Farmar is probably the hottest pickup possible right now was we await the MRI on Devin Harris’s knee. Harris suffered a injury to his left knee mid-way through the 3rd quarter of the Nets vs. Knicks game Wednesday night. Farmar is not nearly as quick as the incumbent Harris but Farmar is a little smarter with the ball and a slightly better shooter. If Harris misses a lot of time e you could be looking at a number 2/3 guard on your team with Farmar. If you have a spot add him and await the news on Harris. Love ‘Em.
Ersan Ilyasova: Over the last 3 games Illyasova has been rewarding his owners to the tune of 16.3pts, 8.6rebs, and 2.6stls. He has been flying off the shelf so to speak with owners scurrying to get him in their lineups. Owners would be wise to temper expectations and realize that Bogut has missed the last 4 games while Gooden and Maggette have missed the last 2. It is a war of attrition and Skiles runs a pretty erratic ship. Although Illyasova has played well he has played more or less out of necessity. I understand the need to add him but I am not a fan. I would look for something more substantial unless word breaks that Bogut and or Gooden are going to miss significant time. Leave ‘Em alone.
Wesley Matthews: A five year $34 million dollar deal that most questioned is starting to look like a bargain for the underrated Matthews. He was a popular add when Brandon Roy needed to rest his bone on bone knee. Matthews played extremely well in Roy’s absence but then faded into the background once Roy returned last Friday. Suddenly Nicolas Batum has fallen out of favor in Portland and Matthew was named the starter (along side Roy) for the foreseeable future. Wesley answered the call with 26pts and 4rebs on 9-16 from the floor in his first start at small forward for the Blazers. If he was dropped after his lack luster weekend performance add him now. I am still leery about his shooting being this consistent but given the minutes he has produced. Love ‘Em.
Jason Thompson: Further complicating the situation in Sacramento, Paul Westphal has decided to start Jason Thompson over Carl Landry. I am going to cut to the chase. I don’t like owning any Sacramento King not named Tyreke Evans. Thompson being awarded the starting position hardly means he is worthy of an addition. He could start the beginning of each half and play a total of 16 minutes. He is at the mercy of the insane whim of Coach Westphal. Just like I said about Donte’ Green last week he is not worth the bother just because he was named the starter. Take a healthy dose of no thank you and leave ‘em alone.
Joey Dorsey/Linas Klieza/Peja Stojakavic: I will be brief. No, no, and no again. Dorsey is a like a poor man’s Reggie Evans with less rebounding skill. Do any of you really need a poor man’s Reggie Evans? Kleiza, Peja, and even Amir Johnson are all going to cancel each other out. Leave ‘Em all alone.
I hope to be back on track with everything next time. Good luck to everybody the rest of the week!
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Written by Warren Shaw
I am an avid Basketball fan who has worked for the New York Knicks, Alonzo Mourning Charities and various other sports organizations. Having covered many NBA and various professional sporting events has given me the opportunity to provide insight with an unbiased but flavor driven view. I look forward to providing NBA content and interacting with knowledgeable fans and readers. Follow me on Twitter @shawsports or Email your questions to me at Warrenshaw@prosportsblogging.com