Start: Jose Calderon
Jose was averaging 20 points and 7.3 assists in his last three games before the break. He has four games this week and his match-ups look solid in George Hill twice, Kemba Walker, and Mike Conley.
Sit: Kyle Lowry
Lowry plays only three games this week and is matched up against John Wall, Mike Conley, and Raymond Felton. The first two are top-notch defensive point guards while Felton is also a tough match-up.
Start: Arron Afflalo
After missing the first four games of February, Afflalo has played in three games since and is back to his old self, averaging 15.3 points and shooting 46% in those starts.
Sit: Chandler Parsons
Parsons isn’t likely to give you what you want this week. He plays just three games and faces tough defensive teams in the Thunder, Nets, and Wizards. Twelve teams this week have four games; there may be another better option because Parsons is risky.
Start: Harrison Barnes
Owned in just 45% of Yahoo leagues, Barnes might be a good pick-up in many others. He’s having a great February, putting up 12 ppg while shooting 58% from the field. He plays a four game week and has started every game this season.
Sit: Danny Granger
Granger would be a fantastic pick-up right now (anywhere he’s been dropped) but is not a fantastic start for this week. Indiana has only three games and even with Granger on the brink of returning, it’s tough to start him until he gets back on the floor. Next week may be better if he gets at least one game under his belt this week.
Start: Tim Duncan
Some may hesitate to start Duncan with four road games this week. Not me. Popovich is controlling his minutes in the All-Star game as the coach and the Spurs have some important games this week.
Sit: J.J Hickson
J.J. averages 10.2 rebounds per game but in February, hasn’t even been grabbing 7 per game. In his last four, Hickson has grabbed 5, 0, 7, and 6 rebounds respectively. Sit him until he finds a lumberyard because those numbers won’t get it done in anyone’s lineup.
Start: Byron Mullens
After missing several weeks with a leg injury, Mullens returned just before the All-Star Break and has been playing fantastic since. It’s a 4-game week for the big man, ending against the Nuggets. Denver is always a good team to put up big numbers against, with their lack of defense and uptempo pace.
Sit: Greg Monroe
Not in deep leagues, but in standard leagues where there are choices, don’t automatically start Monroe. He has a tough week match-up wise against Marc Gasol, Roy Hibbert, and Bismack Biyombo. All three are great defensively and may force Greg into an off-shooting week.
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