Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Fantasy Basketball: Life After Manu Ginobli

The San Antonio Spurs were dealt a siginficant blow Monday night when star shooting guard Manu Ginobli suffered a metacarpel fracture to his shooting hand.  Fantasy owners who were enjoying Manu's hot start must now look for options to fill the void left by the injury.  For those in deeper leagues, here are few options  that may be there for the taking on the Waiver Wire. 

James Anderson - Spurs -- Former first round pick will assume Ginoblis starting spot for up to 6 weeks.  Gary Neal is still rehabbing in the D-league so Anderson should be the direct beneficiary of Ginoblis injury.  Anderson's scoring is limited but his ancillary stats may warrant a look. 

Alonzo Gee - Cavs -- Gee is an attractive option simply because he's been averaging 29 minutes of run per game while averaging double digits in scoring.  I would not be surpised if Gee overtook Omri Casspi in the starting lineup in the very near future. 

Damion James -- Nets -- James has not been a statistical juggarnaut so far this year but his play has been enough to earn a starting job for New Jersey.  With increased minutes at small foraward (SG eligible), he may be worth a look off the waiver wire. 

Sundiata Gaines -- Nets -- Another deep sleeper, gaines has been quietly solid so far starting at shooting guard for the Nets.  Gaines has been averaging close to double digits a night but he's chipped in with assists and steals as well.  If he's there and you have space, I'd pick him up. 

Josh Howard -- Jazz -- Remember him? Well he's fantasy revelant again after landing a rotational role with the Utah Jazz.  Always a scoring threat, Howard has played quite well coming off the bench to spell a streaky Gordon Hayward.  His play should warrant more minutes so he's a very solid add.


  1. How are the bulls going to do this year?

  2. Bulls should be amoung the elite this season having the talent needed to win it all!!