Welcome back, It’s a shame everyone couldn’t accrue some of those gaudy numbers put up in the All-Star game over the weekend. The game once again proves any shot, is a good shot for Damian Lillard, and dunks are free unless you’re Shai Gilgous-Alexander and Lebron James’ 38-year-old eyes have seen enough! I tried to find the video to hyperlink it to the words, but alas the NBA has wiped all history, and it’s only grainy, shakey-handed cell phone videos that persist.
On to the second half of the season, or the final third. Regardless, there are a lot of teams with roster shake-ups, trades, and contract buy-outs that have the fantasy NBA weekend streamers market as hot as ever.
Fantasy Basketball Weekend Streamers
NBA Fantasy Streamers is a weekly article put out by Fantrax to help Fantasy NBA managers chase down statistics in weekly league formats. All the players listed below play 2 games in three nights between Friday and Sunday, giving you the best opportunity to maximize their statistical output.
Teams With Two Games
ATL, BKN, CHA, CHI, CLE, DEN, GSW, HOU, LAC, MIA, MIL, MIN, NYK, OKC, PHO, SAC, TOR, WAS
Josh Okogie, G – Phoenix Suns | 48% rostered
Best Stats: STL, 3PM, PTS
After offloading Cameron Johnson and Mikail Bridges for Kevin Durant, Phoenix has had to utilize a bit of plug-and-play. With Durant not due back until next week, Josh Okogie has taken the time to reintroduce himself to the league.
The fifth-year man out of Georgia Tech has been blistering his first four chances since the Trade. Okogie is averaging 21.2 points, 2.3 steals, and 3.8 three-pointers made, all while shooting over 50% from the floor. Frankly, he seems to have gone supernova, and even if it’s only a solar flare, the suns, like fantasy managers, will take it.
Kevin Love, F, C – Miami Heat | 56% rostered
Best Sats: REB, 3PM, PTS
Kevin Love, why the heck not‽ Also yes, that punctuation mark is called an interrobang, and it is what it looks like.
It’s a strange moment when an aging player leaves a contender for a seemingly “less in the hunt” team. But, that’s just what Love did, receiving a buyout and taking his talents to south beach.
The veteran forward has put up a decent 8.5 points and 6.8 rebounds in exactly 20 minutes of action for the Cavs, but should see his usage and those minutes jump in Miami. Even if he only averages 27 minutes a game for the Heat he could be on pace for closer to 14 points, 9 boards, and 2 plus three-pointers made.
Isaiah Hartenstein, C – New York Knicks | 61% rostered
Best Stats: REB, BLK
Managers can’t be looking for any upside in points with this pick-up, Hartenstein hasn’t scored in double figures since January. That being said if he does produce a barrage of buckets, more power to you.
Hartenstein’s value is clearly on the boards, and on the defensive end. The former clipper has grabbed double-digit rebounds in two of his last three outings while averaging 1.6 blocks over his last 5.
Delon Wright, G – Washington Wizards |36% rostered
Best Stats: AST, STL
The Wizards have been doing a decent amount of winning lately, and the uptick in usage for Delon Wright isn’t just a coincidence. The Wizards have won four of their last five, and in those games, he played 29+ minutes in three of them, seven minutes over his season average.
Wright will score in double figures on occasion, but only twice, in his last ten contests so don’t count on that. Promising still is that over Wright’s last five games, he is averaging five assists and a little over two steals.