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Fantasy Basketball Outlook: Tyson Chandler Is On His Way!

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We here at Lakers Nation know that Fantasy Basketball is a huge part of the culture in being a fan of the NBA. So for those of you that are currently in a league and looking for some ways to improve your team, we’ve put together a list of players you should consider picking up this week to make your team that much better.

Point Guards

Greivis Vasquez – The point guard hasn’t played a lot of minutes in Toronto yet, but with Kyle Lowry’s name at the forefront of trade rumors, he could be a great guy to get now and stash at the end of your roster. He may have some long-term value.

Jordan Crawford – The absence of Rondo has really given Crawford an opportunity to shine under new head coach Brad Stevens. He’s averaging 16.4 points, 3.2 boards, 6.8 assists and 2.2 3-pointers on 46 percent shooting over his last five games.

Trending UpReggie Jackson, Jarret Jack

Trending DownShaun Livingston

Shooting Guards

Jimmy Butler - Butler recently made his return back into the Bulls lineup this past week, and was cleared to play with no minute restrictions. He’s worth a grab if your team needs a guard/forward that can provide threes, steals, and rebounds.

Dion Waiters - Waiters has been fairly hot scoring the ball as of late, scoring 16 and 21 points, respectively, his last two games. He’s a guy that can help any team in need of some points and threes as he’s capable of having a big night any day of the week.

Trending Up - Ramon Sessions, Wilson Chandler

Trending Down - Jodie Meeks

Small Forward

Terrence Ross - The second year player looks like the big winner in the Rudy Gay trade, as he is now slated as the starting small forward in Toronto. He’s averaging 14.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.0 steals, .75 blocks and 2.5 3-pointers over his last four games and should get better and better with more playing time.

Nick Young - Young has been on a scoring tear as of late, and scored 23 points (made five three-pointers) against the Atlanta Hawks last night. The reserve role off the bench has worked very well for Young, and he’ll continue to produce at a high-level coming off the bench for the Lakers.

Trending Up - Jeff Taylor, Marvin Williams

Trending Down - Mike Dunleavey

Power Forward

Jon Leur - Over his last five games, Leur has averaged: 16.4 points and 8.2 rebounds, so he’s a must-grab at this point if your team is in need of a big man.

Derrick Williams – Williams has been playing very well over his last three games, averaging 19 points, five rebounds, and two steals. He’s come off the bench for the Kings, yet that still hasn’t effected his impact.

Trending Up - Trevor Booker, Amir Johnson

Trending Down - Jason Thompson

Center

Tyson Chandler – Chandler is nearing a return according to the Knicks, and could possibly come back as early as Wednesday this week. So it’s time to grab him if your team needs a big man. Chandler is a strong rebounder, provides blocks, and doesn’t hurt a teams field goal percentage.

Trending Up - Jordan Hill

Trending Down -  Andrew Bynum 

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Ryan Cole is a student at the University of Southern California (USC) majoring in Broadcast Journalism and minoring in Sports Media Studies. His past experiences include interning for ESPN and Fox Sports. He is huge sports fan that loves to talk all kinds of sports. You can follow him on twitter here: @JustRyCole

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  • Daryl Peek

    The title of this article is so fitting.

    • Zimmeredge

      “not the one we deserve but the one we need right now”

      • Daryl Peek

        Patience’s is what we need. The one you’re referring to is a fantasy indeed.

        • Zimmeredge

          who am i referring?

          • Daryl Peek

            I took your reference as a we need a title I.E. championship?

          • Zimmeredge

            nah i was talking about Chandler. I mean we deserve a better guy, more versatile. good on both ends. but we need him right now because we can win without strong inside man.
            And it was a quote from a movie.

          • Daryl Peek

            Oh, didn’t pick up on that. I think Tyson is the perfect fit. We don’t need an offensive C IMO. Tyson is very good in the PNR on both sides of the ball also. And lets not forget how well he played during Linsanity under MDA.

          • Zimmeredge

            not an offensive minded center but Horford, Monroe or Jefferson for example. Good on both ends.
            I don’t know I kinda think that a young lad like Bledose could thrive under D’antoni in LA. He’s playing really well. great court vision. He’s an all star caliber type of player in the making. he’s young and athletic. good on both ends too.
            i guess Lin is a very good ball handler but simply not the kind of guy who’s able to play alongside kobe bryant.

          • Daryl Peek

            Bledsoe is wishful thinking. No way the Suns let him go. I like Monroe but he’s not a good defensive center at all, as a matter of fact he tends to like playing PF more.

            This Lakers team Really needs a defensive minded center. One offensive minded center I’d like to see them go after is Spencer Hawes. He would fit our system and is more than adequate defensively. Bottom line, we need a rim protector more than anything.

          • Zimmeredge

            he’s a reestricted FA this summer, isn’t he? And they have a lot first round draft pick. I think bledsoe will test the market.
            yeah but you get my point Monroe is an anchor down in the paint. He’s good both ends and eventho statistically he’s not great shot blocker (Chandler too isn’t a great shot blocker ;) ) he is great 1vs1 inside defender.

            I forgot to mention Spencer Hawes. I rate him and Monroe as the next Pau Gasol type of pf/c.

            but yeah i agree with you we need someone inside. and it’s not only a great rim protector (you can take Tyrus Thomas for that purpose) no. You need someone who will make this team gel on defense. Chandler is a vocal leader on defense.

  • ThatGuyThomas

    Damn…. all i read was “Tyson Chandler Is On His Way!”

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