Posts Tagged ‘Mario Chalmers’

So we are 3 full weeks into the NBA season. So now we can start honestly evaluating what some teams and players are this year. Most teams have played 12 and some have played 15. My Thunder are off to a great start (11-2) and as I am writing this post the Thunder are controlling the Celtics with relative ease. I think the team that is truly shocking everyone right now though is the Philadelphia 76ers, they are winning a lot of games and most of them they are winning by huge margins. Don’t know if they could beat the Heat or the Bulls in a 7 game series, but they could at least make it interesting. Now on to the fantasy basketball stuff.

All-In (these are players who have played well the last 2 weeks and should be added to your team)

Anthony Morrow (NJ-SG, SF) Morrow started the season slow, but has looked very good the last two weeks. He always had the ability to be a great shooter from anywhere on the floor. The last two weeks his line looks like this, 49% fg%, 75% ft%, 3.1 3’s, 14.6 pts, 3.4 reb, 1.1 ast, 0.9 stl, 0.2 blk, 1.1 TO. If he can continue to keep that sharpshooting from deep he will be what Dorell Wright was for so many last season. He would be a great addition to any team.

Mario Chalmers (Mia- PG) Chalmers is only owned by 68% on yahoo! right now. That should be closer to the 85%. He is quietly having an excellent season, and by far the best season he has ever had. He is shooting 54%, making just under 2 3’s a game, 12 pts, 3 rebounds, 4 ast, and 2 stls. So he brings above average numbers in 3 categories, and still contributes in 3 other ones. He is a great addition to a team that is needing some 3’s and a small boost in fg%.

Check (these players could be huge for you, add them, or watch them the next couple of games)

Nate Robinson (GS-PG, SG) Robinson is always an exciting player to watch because he is an energy spark and has the ability to drop 20 in about 4 minutes. So far in his first 10 days with the Warriors he has been extremely valuable. He is never going to shoot a high % from the floor, but he gives you good FT% (92%), gives you something in 3’s (1.2), pts (13.3), ast (3.8), and stl (1.5). If you are a team that needs help because of injuries to say Manu, Nate would be a decent pickup to get some of those numbers back.

George Hill (IND-PG, SG) Hill always was a good defender and decent scorer while he was in San Antonio, and this year he is exactly that for a good young Pacer team. The last two weeks he is averaging 1.4 3’s, 11 pts, 1.8 stl, and shooting 54% and 88% (FT). Those are all excellent for a team that is hurting for a decent PG/SG on their roster. He isn’t going to get you a high number of ast, but I would bet it will be closer to 3-3.5 by season’s end than the 1.4 it is right now.

Fold (these are guys who are owned by way to many teams and should be dropped)

Lamar Odom (Dal-SF, PF) Odom hasn’t looked the same at all this year. Every single stat is down across the board this year as compared to last year. There isn’t a single category that he is doing “well” in this year. He has been average or worse than average in every category as compared to other SF/PF. Just drop him from your team. He isn’t helping your team win.

Channing Frye (Pho-PF, C) Frye just isn’t shooting well this year (40%), and since he doesn’t grab you a high number of rebounds (only 6) or Blk (0.1). His only value in the past, making 3’s out of the PF/C position, isn’t a value this year since he is only making 1.3. I say drop him and let someone else grab him and have him as a headache.

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All-In (These are the players that have been playing well the last 2 weeks and could benefit your team)

Ryan Anderson (Orl-PF, C) Ryan Anderson has been on a tear for the last several weeks, and in Yahoo formats he is only 52% owned. Look at his line the last two weeks. FG% .484, FT% .824, 3’s 3.5, Pts 16.8. Reb 7.1, ast 0.5, stl 0.4 Blk 1.1, TO 0.9. So at first glance he offers help in every category except ast and stl, but offers huge benefits in both 3’s and has a great turnover rate. Come on people he needs to be owned by 75% or more.

Rudy Fernadez (Por-SG) Rudy has been playing well for his 27 minutes a game. However he is owned by only 21% of leagues. So if you need a slight boost in 3’s, 1.5 a game, FT%, .882 a game, and Stl, 1.8 a game, then Rudy is your guy. However he will hurt your FG% considering he is shooting under .400 and only getting you 10 pts a game.

Mario will have plenty of chances at wide open 3's as the new starting PG

 

Mario Chalmers (Mia-PG) Mario was just named the starting PG again for Miami so his value gets a slight boost considering his Minutes per game are at 32 and might go up some. His value comes from his 3’s 2.8 a game, ast, 3.8 a game, and stl, 1.4. He doesn’t cripple you in any category considering he is a PG. You may be thinking 3.8 ast isn’t that good for a PG, and you are right, but he will probably get into the 4.5-5 range since he is the full time starter now. And ast is a difficult category to get help in at this point in the season, so every little bit helps.

Greg Monroe (Det-PF, C) Monroe has been playing really well since the middle of December. It seems like this rookie is getting used to the pro game, and he is finding his role on the Pistons. He will be a good addition to your team if you have no depth at your C position and will boost your FG%, .643 a game, your rebounds, 8 a game, and is averaging less than a turnover a game. His FT% and low blocks are the only thing holding him back from being a must add in every league. But he is getting playing time 32 min per game, and the Pistons have been playing pretty well as of late.

Fold (These are players who haven’t been doing so well lately and should be moved off of your team)

Roy Hibbert (Ind-C) Hibbert hasn’t even been close to averaging a double-double over the last month, and he is shooting a terrible .363 from the field. He is a center and is shooting under .400 and isn’t even shooting 3’s! He is only helping in Blks and he is only getting 1.2 a game. It is time to kiss Hibbert goodbye or at least try to see if someone else is willing to take him.

Gilbert Arenas (Orl-PG, SG) & Mo Williams (Cle-PG, SG) They both are still widely owned! For reasons to drop these guys see the post “first fantasy session.”

O.J. Mayo (Mem-SG) Mayo is having a tough year his minutes have dropped since last year. He is shooting under .400 and is only at 1.2 3’s a game. This is low for a shooter, but then again his ppg is at 11.6. If he is on your team you can find those stats on the waiver wire. It’s time to say goodbye to Mayo. Unless Memphis trades him he isn’t worth much right now on your team.

Check (these are guys who haven’t been playing that well, but shouldn’t be dropped yet. You should monitor their status over the next 4-5 games)

Green keep your eyes open so you will start hitting your shot.

Jason Terry (Dal-PG, SG) Terry is someone who always has his ups and downs so I’m not going to say drop him right now, but if he continues to play as poorly the next 10 days as he has the last month, then you should drop him. He is shooting under .400 and under .620 from the FT line, and is offering little to no help in the D stats. So he is more of a wait and see but he should be the next to go unless he picks up his game the next couple of games.

Jeff Green (OKC-SF, PF) Green was off to a career year for the first two months, but then something happened, he wasn’t making his shot. His minutes have actually decreased 3 min a game since November. This isn’t a huge decrease, but it could mean his minutes could continue to dip if he doesn’t find his shot. He is shooting poorly from both the field and the line. His 3’s are down and he isn’t even getting 5 reb a game anymore. It hurts me as a Thunder fan to say this, but Green is playing bad and watching him live you can tell he isn’t comfortable right now.

Leave a comment if you agree, disagree, or would like some help with another player not listed here. Enjoy and don’t forget to answer the poll offered under the poll page. Good luck to you fellow fantasy players!