IN the words of famous ringside announcer Bruce Buffer, IT’SSS TIIIIMMMEEEE!!! The playoffs are here baby. The pinnacle of the fantasy season is upon us, with teams vying for that coveted championship. Every move and roster change means more now, so pay close attention to the information below and good luck!
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KINGS young big dudes Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere have been killing it lately. Cauley-Stein is the more reliable of the two, not only contributing points and rebounds but also supplying some steals, assists and blocks. Along with Marvin Williams they are some of this weeks most added players.
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THE famous triple double tear continues in the NBA. Last week we saw Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Lebron James all notch a pair of triple doubles each giving them 33, 17 and 10 respectively for this season. It is the first time in history that three players have recorded 10 or more triple doubles in a single season.
DAMIAN Lillard might just single handedly drag the Blazers to the #8 seed. The superstar guard averaged over 34 points a game as Portland went 2-2 this week. Lillard has been carrying the team all season averaging a career high 26.1 PPG and he clearly has elevated his game to another level in the past fortnight or so.
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IN each of his three games last week Andrew Wiggins didn’t manage to shoot over 40% from the field. While the 3rd year pro continues to have a breakout season, his shooting does remain a concern. Boogie Cousins was another player who struggled last week. His shooting numbers have taken a hit and he has only cracks down double digit boards once in his last four outings.
INJURY NEWS – SEASON 2016-17 for Dwyane Wade and Eric Bledsoe are over after their teams opted to shut them down and opt for early surgery. Derrick Favours and Kyle Korver are still out, but could prove to be sneaky additions for the playoff race if another owner drops them. Kevin Love is back in the Cavs lineup as he tries to get some minutes under his belt before the playoffs and Wes Matthews’ output has been average at best as he battles a nagging calf injury.