Daily Notes for Tuesday: Much love for Love
|Time||Visitors||Opp. PPG||Opp. FGP||RPG Diff.||Home||Opp. PPG||Opp. FGP||RPG Diff.|
|7:00 p.m.||Toronto Raptors||102.3||.472||-4.0|| |
|7:00 p.m.||Detroit Pistons||95.4||.459||-0.3|| |
|8:00 p.m.||Utah Jazz||96.1||.454||+2.8|| |
|8:30 p.m.||New York Knicks||108.4||.484||-6.6|| |
|8:30 p.m.||San Antonio Spurs||92.4||.452||+0.2|| |
|8:30 p.m.||Atlanta Hawks||97.1||.449||-0.5|| |
|9:00 p.m.||Milwaukee Bucks||97.0||.448||+4.9|| |
|10:00 p.m.||Orlando Magic||94.4||.433||-1.4|| |
|Portland Trail Blazers||93.1||.459||+4.4|
|10:00 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers||96.4||.433||+4.3|| |
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 team's rebounds per game and its opponents' rebounds per game.
Gilbert Arenas, PG, Wizards (knee)
Corey Brewer, SG/SF, Timberwolves (knee)
Eddy Curry, C, Knicks (knee)
Brendan Haywood, C, Wizards (wrist)
Kirk Hinrich, PG/SG, Bulls (thumb)
Tracy McGrady, SG/SF, Rockets (knee)
Cuttino Mobley, SG, Knicks (heart)
Mickael Pietrus, SG, Magic (thumb)
Carlos Boozer, PF, Jazz (quad)
Al Horford, PF/C, Hakws (ankle)
Josh Howard, SF, Mavericks (ankle)
Mike Miller, SG/SF, Timberwolves (ankle)
Shaquille O'Neal, C, Suns (knee)
Nate Robinson, PG/SG, Knicks (groin)
Martell Webster, SF, Blazers (foot)
Antoine Wright, SG, Mavericks (groin)
After starting the season slow, rookie Kevin Love has posted three double-doubles in the past week and is averaging 12.6 points and 10.4 rebounds in 27.2 minutes over his past five games. Love should continue to earn heavy minutes for the 4-15 Timberwolves as the season progresses, particularly once the team decides to fully turn to the youth movement. The Cavaliers made a big offseason move in acquiring Mo Williams, but the biggest difference this season has been the steady play of Delonte West. West has quietly turned in a nice season and is averaging a versatile 11.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.8 3-pointers over his past five games. Owned in just 9.3 percent of ESPN.com leagues, Steve Blake is flying under the radar in most fantasy leagues. With averages of 12.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.2 3-pointers over his past five games, Blake should be owned in most fantasy formats. The Mavericks have a tough matchup Tuesday, so you probably won't want to use him here, but Jose Juan Barea is averaging 14.0 points and 5.6 assists per game over his past five games. He's an intriguing option for those in need of points and assists in deeper formats. If you can deal with his inconsistency, Andray Blatche makes for an interesting gamble in deeper fantasy leagues. He has scored in double digits in four of his past five games, and is looking good under new head coach Ed Tapscott.
Brian McKitish is a fantasy basketball analyst for ESPN.com.