Daily Notes for Tuesday: Millsap overachieving, Odom underachieving
|Time||Visitors||Opp. PPG||Opp. FGP||RPG Diff.||Home||Opp. PPG||Opp. FGP||RPG Diff.|
|7:00 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers||93.7||.429||+5.3|| |
|7:30 p.m.||Washington Wizards||103.2||.475||-3.1|| |
|New Jersey Nets||105.1||.457||+0.2|
|7:30 p.m.||Portland Trail Blazers||93.5||.460||+4.5|| |
|New York Knicks||108.8||.485||-6.1|
|8:30 p.m.||Philadelphia 76ers||93.8||.447||+6.3|| |
|8:30 p.m.||Los Angeles Clippers||100.6||.457||-4.7|| |
|8:30 p.m.||Detroit Pistons||96.6||.459||+0.5|| |
|San Antonio Spurs||93.0||.455||-1.3|
|9:00 p.m.||Toronto Raptors||98.9||.457||-2.2|| |
|10:00 p.m.||Utah Jazz||96.3||.458||+3.4|| |
All times are ET.
Key: Opp. PPG = Points per game allowed to opponents. Opp. FGP = Field goal percentage allowed to opponents. RPG Diff. = The difference between a team's rebounds per game and its opponents' rebounds per game.
Gilbert Arenas, PG, Wizards (knee)
Josh Boone, C, Nets (ankle)
Eddy Curry, C, Knicks (knee)
Ricky Davis, SG/SF, Clippers (knee)
Mike Dunleavy, SG/SF, Pacers (knee)
Brendan Haywood, C, Wizards (wrist)
Kirk Hinrich, PG/SG, Bulls (thumb)
Jared Jeffries, SF, Knicks (shin)
Chris Kaman, C, Clippers (foot)
Martell Webster, SF, Blazers (foot)
Carlos Boozer, PF, Jazz (quad)
Eric Gordon, SG, Clippers (groin)
Josh Howard, SF, Mavericks (ankle)
Andrei Kirilenko, SF, Jazz (ankle)
Kevin Martin, SG, Kings (ankle)
Cuttino Mobley, SG, Knicks (heart)
Jermaine O'Neal, PF/C, Raptors (ankle)
Nate Robinson, PG/SG, Knicks (groin)
John Salmons, SG/SF, Kings (groin)
Veteran fantasy owners already know by now that whenever Carlos Boozer goes down, Paul Millsap is an immediate short-term pickup. Millsap excels when he sees ample minutes, and he's doing it again with 16.8 points, 10.2 rebounds, 0.6 steals and a block per game over his past five. Eric Gordon might miss Tuesday's contest because of a groin injury, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't pick him up. With Cuttino Mobley in New York and Ricky Davis on the shelf, Gordon blew up for consecutive 20-plus-point outings last week. He's also been highly productive in steals and 3-pointers, with at least one steal and one 3-pointer in each of his past five games. Grab Gordon now, because the Clippers should let the rookie log heavy minutes even after Davis returns to the lineup. Consider adding C.J. Miles if you need a short-term boost in points, steals and 3-pointers. Miles -- who is averaging 13.6 points, 1.2 steals and a 3-pointer over his past five -- should have a nice night against a weak Kings defense. Since joining the Knicks, Tim Thomas has averaged 14.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.3 3-pointers and a steal per game. Thomas has always been a solid 3-point specialist, and he should have some long-term value in the fast-paced New York offense.
Brian McKitish is a fantasy basketball analyst for ESPN.com.
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