Daily Notes for Tuesday: Gomes, Foye step up game
|Time||Visitors||Opp. PPG||Opp. FGP||RPG Diff.||Home||Opp. PPG||Opp. FGP||RPG Diff.|
|7:00 p.m.||Memphis Grizzlies||99.7||.474||-0.7|| |
|7:00 p.m.||Minnesota Timberwolves||103.0||.473||+1.5|| |
|7:30 p.m.||Detroit Pistons||94.1||.450||-0.3|| |
|8:00 p.m.||Orlando Magic||94.5||.432||+1.4|| |
|8:00 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers||100.7||.450||+3.6|| |
|Oklahoma City Thunder||104.4||.476||+2.4|
|8:30 p.m.||Portland Trail Blazers||95.1||.463||+5.2|| |
|8:30 p.m.||Dallas Mavericks||99.5||.451||+0.9|| |
|San Antonio Spurs||94.0||.455||+0.1|
|9:00 p.m.||Charlotte Bobcats||94.2||.452||-0.5|| |
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.
Corey Brewer, SF, Timberwolves (knee)
Andrew Bynum, C, Lakers (knee)
Manu Ginobili, SG, Spurs (ankle)
Al Jefferson, PF/C, Timberwolves (knee)
Desmond Mason, SG/SF, Thunder (knee)
Tracy McGrady, SG, Rockets (knee)
Jameer Nelson, PG, Magic (shoulder)
Sasha Pavlovic, SG, Cavaliers (ankle)
Amare Stoudemire, PF/C, Suns (eye)
Jason Terry, SG, Mavericks (hand)
Martell Webster, SG/SF, Blazers (foot)
Al Jefferson's injury has given Ryan Gomes more opportunities on the offensive end, and Gomes has stepped up his game with 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.8 3-pointers over his past five games. Gomes won't be available for much longer so owners will have to act quickly if they want to cash in on his recent success. With Rafer Alston gone, Aaron Brooks deserves a look at starting point guard in Houston. Brooks has averaged 14.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.1 3-pointers and a steal as a starter this season. He'll be a solid addition to fantasy lineups, but be sure to monitor his position battle with Kyle Lowry. Roger Mason drained five 3-pointers en route to 25 points in Manu Ginobili's absence on Saturday night. He will be asked to help pick slack on the offensive end while Manu mends and should be picked up by anyone looking for a boost in points and 3-pointers. Speaking of points and 3-pointers, Matt Barnes could prove to be a solid pickup option in Phoenix. Alvin Gentry's fast paced offense should bode well for Barnes, particularly now the Suns will go with a smaller lineup with Amare Stoudemire out.
Brian McKitish is a fantasy basketball analyst for ESPN.com.
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