Thursday, January 5, 2012

Fantasy Basketball: Must Adds

This year, being only a week old, has already seen it's fair share of injuries.  Stars Manu Ginobli, Zach Randolph are (for all intents and purposes) done for the year and players such as Dwayne Wade, LeBron James, Andrew Bogut, Eric Gordon, Nene, Deron Williams, Stephen Curry, and Devin Harris have all been dealing with various injuries so far this year.  If you're in deeper leagues trying to fill your roster with a nice group of productive players here is a list of true sleepers that should be added ASAP before someone snags them and reaps the rewards:

Iman Shumpert - Knicks -- Back from his own injury, Shumpert was solid in his return scoring 18 points wednesday night while playing a solid 30 minutes off the bench.  He should continue to produce solid stats as the Knicks love his all-around game. 

Gary Neal - Spurs -- A surprise start tonight against the world champion Mavs, Neal came out of the gate blazing hot scoring 9 points in the first 5 minutes of quarter 1.  With Ginobli sidelined Neal could continue to start for the forseeable future. 

Norris Cole - Heat -- Started tonight for the Heat with both LeBron and Wade looking on.  Cole, a flashy point guard from cleveland state has shown a keen ability to get to the bucket and finish in dramatic fashion.  Whether starting or coming off the bench his stats should remain very strong as the season continues. 

Marshon Brooks - Nets -- Brooks has earned a starting role while Deron Williams has been out due to an injury but his play will earn him increased play once Williams returns.  Brooks is a pure scorer with great court vision who can really handle the rock.  Going forward, start brooks with confidence. 

Jonas Jerebko - Pistons -- Rookie Jerebko is looking like a pure diamond in the rough and appears to have a stranglehold on the pistons starting small forward spot.  At 6'10" there's nothing small about this swedish import and his stats have followed suit.  Consider Jerekbo a solid add as well as a high priority trade target. 

Ryan Anderson - Magic -- Anderson is truly making the most of the oppotunity he's recieved since Orlando parted ways with Brandon Bass.  With Glen "big baby" Davis struggling, Anderson has thrived posting near superstar numbers through the first week.  It's likely he's been picked up already but I bet if you offered an established star like Corey Maggette you can snag him in a trade that should pay off in a big way. 

Good luck in the shortened season and GO BULLS! All the way! If you have any adds of your own that you'd like to share please throw me a line or put them in the comment box below.

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