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Fantasy NBA: Dec 6th Hot Pickups

Monday, 6 December, 2010

By Zack Cimini

New opportunities have surfaced for our red hot fantasy scoops this week. Don’t let the long NBA season catch you slipping on prime time guys. Chances are these players are sitting on your waiver wire. Pounce on them with a disappointing unproductive player and catch up in some key categories. In a rotisserie league you would be surprised on how much ground you can gain by utilizing the waiver wire like a hot stock. Once you’ve mustered the peak out of the athlete there will be some new key bait on the wire to bring in.

Kyle Lowry- Fantasy owners that have utilized Lowry throughout Aaron Brooks ankle injury are likely on the fence what to do with him in a week. After all, Brooks will be back and is one of the top conditioned athletes in the NBA. Calculating near max minutes per game. Lowry has shown that he can run the Rockets offense and be a key contributor for this team. It is up in the air on how many minutes he’ll get, but we believe he’ll be a key role player. It should be noted that against the Bulls the other night, Adelman went with a different lineup that featured Lowry and had Kevin Martin on the bench.

Jodie Meeks- He came out a year early from Kentucky for one reason. In an era where it is hard to find pure shooters, Meeks is a deadly assasin. Philadelphia had him buried for quite awhile but he showed enough spurts last year to start off this season a little higher on the depth charts. Like many NBA coaches, the 76ers have tweaked their starting lineup for hopes of a jump start. Meeks has done more than anticipated by tallying some big marks. If you’re in need of three pointers made/percentage, Meeks is your guy.

Jerryd Bayless- The story of what went wrong in New Orleans likely won’t surface. In Toronto, Bayless is finally getting a chance to show off his talents not just in practice. Jose Calderon is a decent point guard but doesn’t possess the athletic tangibles to compete against most point guards. Bayless does. He has an improved jump shot and if he cuts down on his erratic drives, should take over the starting job sooner than later.

Earl Barron- The Suns lack a true center with Robin Lopez out with injury woes yet again. Phoenix has utilized freak athlete, Hakim Warrick, to spell the void there. Against teams with true talented big men though, the Suns know they will need Barron’s big body. In a handful of games, Barron has came in and pulled down some hard fought boards. Barron’s not yet a waiver wire pickup but a guy to keep your eye on. In Phoenix’s frenetic style, stats are going to be skewed. Especially playing for a all world wonder as Steve Nash.

Ed Davis- In college he played on one of the more disappointing North Carolina teams to date. He left early and went to the infamous city many talents have demanded not to be sent. Davis then suffered an training camp injury that forced him to miss over a month of NBA action. He stepped onto the court December 1st, and in three games has done fairly well. Obviously he is not in game shape yet. By putting up 8 points and 6 boards for an average is a solid barometer thus far. As most rookies though he’ll suffer against the better tier teams. Starting off against the Knicks, Wizards, and OKC is a good week for most fantasy matchups.