Monday, February 28, 2011

Most Added: February 28

These are the five most added players over the last week. Stats listed below are from the last 7 days.

  1. Ty Lawson (10.3 points, 7.7 assists, 3 steals): With Lawson taking over starting point guard duties in Denver, it's no surprise he's this week's most added player. Now seeing over 30 minutes a game, Lawson could be a good source of points, assists, and steals. It's still up in the air whether Raymond Felton will remain a reserve, though, so we'd continue monitoring Lawson over the next week.
  2. Greg Monroe (16.8 points, 12.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals, 58.8% FG%): Since returning from the All-Star break, Greg Monroe has been on fire. He's had a double-double in four straight games and scored a career-high 27 points during that stretch. Monroe is expected to log heavy minutes for the rest of the season as he's entrenched in Detroit's starting line up. He should be owned in most formats.
  3. Chris Kaman (12 points, 6 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, 51.2% FG%): Kaman is starting to round into form after returning from an ankle injury. While he's still coming off the bench, he's starting to play more minutes than starter DeAndre Jordan and should be back in the starting five shortly. We've seen his production improve game-by-game, just missing double-doubles in L.A.'s last two outings. Kaman is looking healthy and is a must own in leagues of all sizes.
  4. Kirk Hinrich (8 points, 1.5 three-pointers): Since being acquired by the Hawks, Hinrich has started slowly with his new team. He hasn't played big minutes yet and may need some time to adjust to his new teammates. But as the team's starting point guard, he'll have much more value than he did in Washington. Team's in need of another point guard should pick him up.
  5. Chase Budinger (18.8 points, 2 three-pointers, 5 rebounds, 51.1% FG%, 87.5% FT%): Budinger has gone from being owned in a handful of leagues to being one of the hottest adds. He's played very well over the last week and was recently promoted to Houston's starting five. He's a must own in deep leagues and worth strong consideration in standard formats.

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