Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cold Streaks: February 20

Five players that have been struggling over the last couple of weeks. Stats listed below are from the last 15 days.

  1. Jamal Crawford (10.3 points, 1 three-pointer, 1 steal, 35.9% FG%): Crawford finds himself on this list for the second week in a row. He's scored in single digits for five straight games and his shooting is as cold as can be. Hopefully this is just a slump that he'll get over, but we'll have to consider dropping Jamal if his play doesn't improve after the All Star break.
  2. D.J. Augustin (8.5 points, 1.1 three-pointers, 4.8 assists, 30.6% FG%): Like Crawford, Augustin's found himself on this list once again. D.J.'s shooting very poorly and his numbers are down across the board. What's worse is that he's losing minutes to Shaun Livingston. We'll have to hope Augustin breaks out of his slump after the break, but he'll continue to be worth a roster spot while he's starting. Livingston is still a strong speculative addition in deep leagues.
  3. JaVale McGee (9.5 points, 6 rebounds, 1.3 blocks): McGee's rebounding and shot blocking numbers have been down since he missed a couple of games in late January. Given his strong play earlier in the year, we're confident he'll bounce back from these struggles in the second half of the season.
  4. Rodney Stuckey (12.2 points, 4.5 assists, 1.2 steals, 35.8% FG%): Stuckey had been struggling since returning from a shoulder injury, but he's appeared to have turned things around in Detroit's last outing where he had 18 points, 6 assists, and 2 steals. Stuckey looks to have fully recovered from the injury and his production should start to fall more in line with his season averages.
  5. Jose Calderon (6.5 points, 12 assists, 1.3 steals, 26.9% FG%, 76.9% FT%): Calderon's numbers don't look too bad until you look at his awful field goal percentage. His free throw percentage has also been sub par for a player who's usually around 90% from the line. Let's hope his shooting struggles don't last too long.

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