Fantasy Corner: Basketball

Doug Hendry, Assistant Sports Editor

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Who’s Hot

Kyle Korver, SG/SF (ATL): Continuing his record streak of consecutive games with a three-pointer, Korver has averaged 3.6 made shots from downtown per game over the last 15 days. His efficiency is strong at 53.2 percent on field goals, and he even is averaging 4.4 rebounds per game over that same span.

Andre Drummond, PF/C (DET): When Drummond doesn’t get benched from foul trouble, he is a monster on the court. The near-seven-footer has grabbed 13.1 RPG this year, and has contributed 14.9 PPG over the last 30 days. Drummond has recorded at least one steal and one block in 11 of his past 15 games.

Who’s Not

Derrick Favors, PF/C (UTA): Favors has missed several games due to injury, but even since his return, he has been well below his season averages. He only plays about 25.5 minutes per game the past 30 days, leading to six RPG and 10.6 PPG. His inconsistency seems to be his biggest downfall at the moment.

Gerald Henderson, SG (CHA): In the middle of a run that would secure the Bobcats’ second playoff appearance, veteran Henderson has not been able to come through in the clutch. He isn’t making a splash in any statistical category, and hasn’t scored more than 15 points since Feb. 8.

Buy Low

Nik Pekovic, C (MIN): Pekovic recorded 20 points and nine rebounds against Sacramento in his return from an ankle injury. Those numbers are right in line with his season averages, so if you can grab him from an owner who expects some rust in Pekovic’s play, he may help you make a push for the championship.

Ricky Rubio, PG (MIN): Although Rubio is averaging more assists and points than he did earlier in the season, his shooting percentages are very low. However, with the return of Pekovic and the presence of Kevin Love, expect there to be better shot selection for Rubio as the defensive pressure moves away from him.

Sell High

Jodie Meeks, SG (LAL): Meeks has averaged 18 points per game in the five games since his return to the court, but he doesn’t do much in any other categories. Maybe someone else would take him for his scoring power, because you don’t want his 2.7 RPG, 1.7 APG, and 0.1 BPG that he averages this year.

Alec Burks, PG/SG (UTA): Burks has had some high numbers in the rebound and assist categories the last few games, but the Utah point guard is most known for his scoring. I wouldn’t expect his rebounding and assist totals to continue, as they may return to an average around four RPG and three APG.

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