NBA Fantasy: Week Five Observations

November 30th, 2009 by Hot Stove New York Leave a reply »

1. Carlos Boozer

He's playing like an All-Star. Boozer is averaging 20 points, 10.6 rebounds, 1.1 steals, and shooting 55 percent from the field. He is setting career highs in minutes (35 per game) FT percentage (82.7), and assists (3.4). He has scored at least 20 points in seven of his past eight games and is playing his way into first-round fantasy value.

2. Marcus Camby

His stock is rising. Camby is 10th in the NBA in boards (10.2) and fourth in blocks (2.06). Over the past four games he is averaging 12.5 points, 15.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.5 steals, and 3.0 blocks.

3. Tim Duncan

Sell high. Duncan has scored 20-plus points in seven of his past eight games. He is fifth in the NBA with 10.8 rebounds and sixth with 1.92 blocks per game. He also is shooting 76 percent from the foul line, his best since the 1999-00 season.

4. Monta Ellis

Ellis is on fire: He is ninth in the NBA in scoring with 23.1 points per game. He scored 34, 37, and 42 points in his three games before his most recent versus the Blazers. His scoring outburst can be attributed to the Warriors being shorthande ...

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