Fantasy NBA: Week Seven Observations

Hot Stove New YorkSenior Writer IDecember 14, 2009

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 29:  Chris Duhon #1 of the New York Knicks drives to the basket against the Orlando Magic at Madison Square Garden November 29, 2009 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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1. Chris Duhon Is Worth Starting Again

Duhon is playing much better, and is averaging 12.2 points, 6.7 assists, three rebounds, and 2.5 three-pointers this month. He is coming off a game in which he hit six three-pointers, and has played in at least 34 minutes in four straight games.

 

2. Carl Landry Is a Beast

Landry has scored at least 20 points in four of his last five games. On the season, he is averaging 16.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, one block, and is shooting 57 percent from the field and 88 percent from the foul line.

 

3. Is It Time to Trade Kobe Bryant?

Kobe was able to play through a partially dislocated finger on Saturday, but he shot just 7-24 from the field with a season-low 16 points. However, he did attempt a season-high nine three-pointers, and should be able to play through this injury and contribute all across the board.

 

4. Danny Granger Is Out Again

Granger missed 15 games last season and is out 4-6 weeks this season with Plantar Fascia (right heel). With his absence Mike Dunleavy, Roy Hibbert, and Troy Murphy have picked up the scoring load.

 

5. Brandon Roy Is on Fire

In six games this month, Roy is averaging 25.8 points with 5.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.3 three-pointers per game. With Greg Oden out for the season, Roy has been more aggressive—averaging 21.5 shots and 7.5 foul shot attempts in December.

 

Honorable Mention

Melo is leading the league 30.3 points per game, Dwight Howard and Gerald Wallace lead the league with 12.2 rebounds per game, Chris Paul is second in assists with 10.4 per game, Timberwolves 3-21, Suns 8-0 at home, Celtics 11-1 on the road.