Free Agent Jewels and Fools

JEWELS

  1. Roger Mason, PG, WAS
    In his last five games he has averaged 14 pts, 2 boards, 2 assists, a block and a steal a game. Until Arenas is back (which is looking more and more questionable with each passing week), this guy may be a good substitute buy. Mason’s also been getting 5 more minutes a game than normal during this recent outburst.

  2. Joel Przybilla, C, POR
    IF you’re in need of rebounds and blocks, Joel is your man. Przybill has averaged 11 rebounds and 1.8 blocks this month (4 games) and has steadily increased his minutes from the low twenties to about thirty a game. Pick him up if you need help in these categories.
  3. Paul Millsap, SF, PF, C, UTAH
    This guy can normally get you 10 points, 6 boards, a block, a steal and decent percentages any given night. With extend minutes (like he got last night against Denver), he can probably produce more. I say monitor Millsap and see if Sloan actually gives him 25+ minutes a game. If he gets this the next couple of games, look at Millsap.
  4. Kyle Korver, SF, UTAH
    Korver has been shooting the ball lights out so far in March. In five games he’s 10-20 from beyond the 3 point arc and 21-38 from the floor overall. That’s equating to 14 points a game, along with a couple of assists. He also rarely misses a free throw. Monitor his situation as well and look to see how Sloan uses him the next couple of games. Utah has beaten Phoenix, Dallas and Denver recently and has done so with impressive offense attacks.

FOOLS

  1. Jason Williams, PG, MIA
    Only played 9 minutes in Miami’s last game. Marcus Banks and Chris Quinn have been getting more time as Riley begins his search for a marquee talent in next year’s draft. Drop him if you haven’t checked your roster for a month and you just realized he’s still on your team.
  2. Carlos Arroyo, PG, ORL
    Likewise, only played 9 minutes against the Warriors last night. With Jameer Nelson back in the starting lineup, don’t expect Arroyo to get more than 15-20 minutes a game at most the rest of the way. For fantasy managers this is killer. Drop him if you own him. Look at Nelson if he is available in your league.
  3. Sean Williams, C, NJN
    With Nenad Krstic back from injury and DeSagana Diop also getting 15+ minutes a game, not much time is left for the promising rookie. He’ll be a great sleeper next year, but for the rest of this year consider him as good as done fantasy wise.

Let us know in the comments above who you think are the real fantasy basketball “jewels” and “fools”. And be sure to sign up for our RSS feed on the way out, as well for updated fantasy basketball free agent advice.

To hoops,
Farid

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