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Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
January 23, 2015
We’re headed into a very heavy evening of NBA action (11 games), which makes this a good time to check out your fantasy basketball team. If you’ve got a couple of spots on your roster that need work, we’re here to help. Here are a few waiver wire pickups and sleeper prospects who might be able to help your squad going into the weekend. Let’s take a closer look at the stats.
Nikola Pekovic, C, Minnesota Timberwolves: Now that he’s back from injury, Pekovic seems to be the hot ticket in fantasy right now. He posted 14 points and four rebounds in 23 minutes against Dallas and will likely improve a bit as he gets re-acclimated to the court.
That said, Pekovic isn’t without his drawbacks. He’ll be splitting time with Dieng for the foreseeable future so he won’t get as many minutes as he potentially could otherwise. Still, he’s worth a pickup if you’re hurting at C.
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Langston Galloway, PG, New York Knicks: Galloway has been quite a success story on a success-less team. Against the Sixers, he put up 11 points, seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block.
Galloway is fast becoming a reliable option for the Knicks behind Carmelo Anthony. The team would be silly not to hold onto him for the rest of the season, and he’s worth a look fantasy-wise in deeper leagues.
Timofey Mozgov, C, Cleveland Cavaliers: Let’s head back to the C spot and check out Mozgov, who is burning up the waiver charts in his own right. He posted 16 points and 11 rebounds with two blocks and a steal against the Jazz, marking his second straight double-double.
LeBron loves Mozgov, and you know what that means: lots of minutes for the big guy. Grab him while he’s hot if you need a big on your fantasy roster.
Eric Gordon, SG, New Orleans Pelicans: Gordon put up a double-double himself in his last appearance at home against the Lakers, posting 17 points and 10 assists with five rebounds.
Gordon has been red-hot lately and you’re silly if you’re not picking him up. He’ll be good for at least another couple of weeks while Holiday recovers.
Terrence Jones, SF/PF, Houston Rockets: Let’s weigh the pros and cons of picking up Jones. On the good side, he’s almost ready to come back from his leg injury; we could see him on the court as early as next week. He was also great to start the season.
The bad news is that things are different for the Rockets now, and Jones probably won’t find as many minutes as he once did. Still, if you don’t have much else to look at on your roster, now’s the time to move on him while you can.
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