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Steve Nash Injury: Fantasy Basketball Playoffs Impact

Steve Nash is day-to-day with "pelvic instability," which is code for an extremely uncomfortable condition called pubic symphysis irritation, which basically means that every time Nash gyrates on the basketball court, the bones can get jammed together.

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Nash has missed two games now for the Suns, and they lost them both (against the Magic, on the road against the Rockets). It is feared that Nash will rest on Wednesday evening as well in a crucial road game against the New Orleans Hornets.

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During a critical playoff week in fantasy basketball, what should a Steve Nash owner do? First of all, you need to assess your situation and your matchup carefully. Do you have enough assists, free throws, and three point shooting to cover the loss of Nash for an entire week? Are you quickly falling behind and need some sort of fantasy production?

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I'd never fully condone dropping a player of Steve Nash's caliber, especially with a potentially short-term injury such as this. But do not let your love of Nash get in the way of the ultimate goal -- winning in the playoffs against your opponent.

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In case you decide to pull the trigger and guarantee some production, here's a few good options for you:

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Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks, PG: Teague played well after getting the starting nod on Saturday against the Trailblazers, scoring 24 points, earning five steals and swatting three blocks. From a point guard, those numbers are fantastic. With three games this week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday), Teague is an excellent choice to pick up for a playoff push.

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Marco Belinelli, New Orleans Hornets, G: Belinelli has averaged 16.4 points per game in the last five Hornets games, and he's started four of them. He's also made 11 threes in that stretch. Belinelli is not doing too bad from the charity stripe either, going 11 out of 13 (84.6%).

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As you can see, there are still options out there for a good owner to pick up some production. Jump on these guys as soon as possible.