Saturday, December 24, 2005


Yao Ming's down, Dwight Howard crashed to the hardwood 2 minutes into last night's game after suffering a potentially serious ankle sprain, and you're in need of a Power Forward.

Give Houston Rocket Juwan Howard a look. No, stop laughing, I'm serious. The ridiculously over-paid Howard has really stepped up his game with Yao down and out with a leg injury. Over the past 5 games, Howard's recorded 57 points (that's including a 2 point game that saw him pull down double diggy' boards), 41 Rebounds, 9 helpers', 3 Steals and ZERO blocks. Dude just doesn't swat shots... he's got 2 blocks on the season. Anyway, J-Dog's seeing quality minutes without Yao around... and on a team that has apparently packed the season in ALREADY... as has its coach, Jeff Van Gundy (guy looks and sounds like a beaten man at his news conferences), Howard could really be a legit' fantasy fill-in.

2 sneaky Point Guard pick-ups for you; Raptor Jose Calderon and Celtic Delonte West. West may not be a secret in your league... but he's available in mine. Calderon has been losing minuted to the notably UNspectacular Joey Graham.... but after yet another game of uninspired from Graham... Calderon, who possesses a nice court presence and generally hangs solid Assist numbers, could get starter minnies' again. West has quietly assembled a solid first 1/3. On his first game back from a concussion, West knocked-out his opponent with 15 points, 7 boards', 5 dimes', 3 steals, and 2 swats.

I pushed him before... and someone WILL snag him before you do. Clipper PG Shaun Livingston AND his circa '73 Fro' are rounding back into shape. Livvy' hung another 10 Assists last night... and the points will come. Grab him if you need depth or help in the dime' department!


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