If your fantasy team is lacking depth at the Center or PF position, or in categories such as rebounds, blocks or percentages, consider picking up one of the two centers that I’ve seen available in some leagues: Kurt Thomas (Sea- PF, C) or Sean Williams (NJ – PF, C).
Kurt Thomas is an experienced player that will get you a lot of boards, a pretty good number of blocks, a good FG% and a decent A/TO ratio
Thomas is currently in the starting lineup for the SuperSonics and is coming off a pretty good month of December. He’s definitely a guy you should consider picking up if you’re in need of rebounds as he’s averaged around 11 of those in his last eight games. His blocks per game have steadily increased as of late and he’s even picked up a few more steals, too. Kurt has had on-and-off problems with his hamstring and ankle this year, but if he can stay healthy, he is a good backup center/power forward option. Thomas ranked 61st last month in the Yahoo Fantasy game.
Sean Williams is a 21-year old rookie with a wealth of potential that will get you a lot of blocks, a pretty good number of points and boards and above-average percentages
Williams is a tough young player that can just about do it all. At 6-10, 235, Sean is one of the lesser-known talents of the 2007 Draft class. Currently in the starting lineup for the Nets, he has shown incredible athleticism and the ability to overcome minor injuries. Between Thomas and Williams, Thomas has definitely been performing better recently, but Williams certainly has the edge in potential and intangibles. If Coach Frank can find even more minutes for him, I would expect Williams to improve on his already stellar first-half of the season. Williams ranked 78 last month in the Yahoo Fantasy Game.
If neither of these guys are available in your league, and you truly need help in middle, consider picking up either of these options (in order): Erick Dampier (if healthy), Jason Maxiell or Andray Blatche.
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