Fantasy Hoops: Mother Lode or Fools' Gold?
After a successful college career with Pittsburgh, Blair was an afterthought in the NBA draft. The Spurs, however, were fortunate to grab him early in the second round and the rookie has proved to be a steal so far this season. As of Monday, he was only 26-percent owned in Yahoo! fantasy basketball leagues. The question is, should you add him to your roster?
Since the Spurs' Dec.3 game against the Celtics, Blair is averaging 19.4 minutes, 8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 0.6 steals, and 0.7 blocks while shooting 55 percent from the field and 53.5 percent from the free throw line. Blair became a starter for the Spurs on Dec. 21, but not until last week did the basketball world start taking notice. On Jan. 13 against the Thunder, albeit with
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D'Antoni doesn't like him, and Nate is not part of the Knicks' long-term plans, so there is no reason why D'Antoni doesn't stick him at the end of the bench again if he does something stupid. You are much better off picking up a less volatile player off the waiver wire.
In his first season as a Clipper, Butler got off to a slow start. Butler, however, has turned it around since the beginning of December with significant increases in points and threes per game, as well as better shooting percentages. On Martin Luther King Day, he was only 36-percent owned in Yahoo! fantasy basketball leagues. Is he a worthy addition to your team?