NBA Fantasy Basketball: Week Three Pickups

Hot Stove New YorkSenior Writer INovember 9, 2009

Teams Playing Four Games

Dallas, Golden State, Houston, L.A. Clippers, Minnesota, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Toronto, and Utah

Teams Playing Three Games

Atlanta, Boston, Bobcats, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, L.A. Lakers, Memphis, Miami, New Jersey, New York, Orlando, and San Antonio

Teams Playing Two Games

Indiana, Milwaukee, Sacramento, and Washington


Ronald “Flip” Murray, Bobcats

Murray made his season debut scoring 15 points and pulling down six rebounds last Friday.

Murray is a good source for threes and should receive consistent playing time with the Bobcats struggling offensively.

Jose Juan Barea, Mavericks

Barea recorded a season-high 12 assists against the Raptors last Saturday.

He is averaging nine points and has played at least 23 minutes in four of the team’s six games.

Will Bynum, Pistons

Bynum continues his strong play off the bench, filling the stat sheet with eight points, eight rebounds, eight assists, and two steals on Sunday.

He has played at least 28 minutes over his last four games because of an injury to Richard Hamilton.

Honorable Mention: Thabo Sefolosha, Thunder


Josh Boone, Nets

Boone started his first game of the season last Saturday and played well, with eight points and 12 rebounds.

He will continue to receive minutes in the rotation with Yi sidelined due to a knee injury.

Louis Amundson, Suns

If you are looking for some cheap rebounds and blocks then put this "big" on the watch list.

Before yesterday’s game he was averaging 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots in just 18 minutes.

So far this season he has two games of at least eight rebounds and three blocked shots.

Chase Budinger, Rockets

The rookie is averaging 10.6 points in five games and has made eight three-pointers.

He has played at least 21 minutes in his last two games, shooting 52 percent from the field this season.

Honorable Mention: Taj Gibson, Bulls


Marcin Gortat, Magic

Whenever the Magic blow someone out, expect Gortat to see at least 20 minutes of action.

He has at least five rebounds in four games and is averaging nearly a block per game.

Ben Wallace, Pistons

Wallace is playing like his old self with at least nine rebounds in six games to start the season.

He pulled down a season-high 16 boards yesterday against the 76ers.

He also provides steals and blocks, but the free throws do not help.

DJ Mbenga, Lakers

Mbenga has been a serviceable starter with Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum out.

Over his past two games he is averaging 12.5 rebounds and four blocked shots in 29 minutes.

Honorable Mention: Zaza Pachulia, Hawks


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