If you need help with your fantasy basketball squad this is your weekly primer.
The NBA season is two weeks old and its time to start tweaking your fantasy team. We look at who is trending up and who is trending down and some potential waiver wire pick ups.
Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash- Nash shot 30% through the first four games of the season and the last two he has started to snap out of it. Steve has shot 60% from the field and has 21 assists. Nothing to worry about with Nash.
Toronto Raptors small forward Demar DeRozan- DeRozan was a solid fantasy basketball player last year for points, but didn't really bring much else to the table. Demar hit five three pointers all of last season has already hit 10 this season. With the increased amount of three-pointers we haven't yet seen a drop in his overall FG% which is a good thing. You would still like to see DeRozan get more steals.
Portland Trailblazers forward Gerald Wallace- After a breakout year in 09-10 with career high rebounding totals Wallace came back to earth last season. Gerald's rebound totals are still at his career average and not the career year, but his scoring and FG% has been bumped up early in the season.
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook- Westbrook PPG, assists, FG% are all down and his turnovers are up. He has been really struggling early in the season for the Thunder.
Washington Wizards point guard John Wall- Expected by many, including myself to be a breakout year candidate Wall thus far has struggled. Wall's FG%, PPG, and assists are all down. Even with those struggles Wall's rebounding numbers and blocks still help you.
Indian Pacers forward Danny Granger- Granger is struggling with his shot as his FG% is under 40%. He hasn't scored 20 points in his last three games and had only six against the Miami Heat on Wednesday. To be positive his blocks and steals are up.
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San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Gary Neal- With Manu Ginobili out if you need three pointers Neal is your man. He was inserted into the starting line-up Thursday night against the Mavs and hit four threes.
Charlotte Bobcats forward DJ White- White will be a decent source of points and rebounds plus will provide a great FG%.
New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert- Shump Shump as he likes to refer to himself is going to get a ton of minutes with the Knicks middling backcourt. He will be streaky scoring wise and FG%, but will be constant source of steals.