Fantasy Spin: Rockets Make Two Trades, Then Beat Thunder

Happy Trade Deadline Day! There will be more deals to come before this afternoon’s deadline, and we will have all the fantasy fallout for you tomorrow morning. On Wednesday, Houston acquired rookie Thomas Robinson from the Kings, and with Patrick Patterson going the other way, T-Rob has a chance at increased minutes in a more professional organization. He is available in 70% of Yahoo leagues and should be added in most of them.

It’s harder to predict what Patterson will do in Sacramento, where the coach is proud to admit he lies to the media and rotations are always unpredictable. For now, he’s behind Jason Thompson, but Pat-Pat has more range, and JT could end up as the backup PF-C. Also gaining value for Houston is backup big man Greg Smith, as Cole Aldrich was part of the swap. Francisco Garcia adds depth and experience to the Rockets’ bench, and with the departure of Toney Douglas, rookie PG Patrick Beverley seems locked in as the backup now — unless GM Daryl Morey has something else up his sleeve. He also sent Marcus Morris to Phoenix for a second-round pick; I like Marcus as a Sun, playing with his brother, and picked him up in two deeper leagues.

February 20 Game Recaps

DET @ CHA: Credit the Pistons for heart and effort, as they bounced back from a home loss the night before. Brandon Knight (21 PTS, 5 AST, 3 REB) suffered a knee injury, then an ankle injury and will be examined today to determine the damage. Greg Monroe (19 PTS, 7 REB, 7 AST, 3 BLK) was outstanding and Jose Calderon added 17 points. Charlotte got 24 from Kemba Walker and Ramon Sessions was sharp (18 PTS, 8 AST, 6 REB, 2 STL) but their bigs were no match for Monroe.

MEM @ TOR: We predicted this to be close and low-scoring, but it turned out to be poor shooting as much as great defense. Toronto connected at a 37% clip, with DeMar DeRozan missing eight of nine attempts and Andrea Bargnani going scoreless in 21:30; Alan Anderson (19 PTS in 19 minutes, four 3-pointers) was the only Raptor to find the range, as Rudy Gay (13 PTS, 9 REB) missed ten shots and committed five turnovers. Zach Randolph (17 PTS, 18 REB) led the Grizzlies, who shot 36% but prevailed.

NYK @ IND: Wow, what a blowout. The Pacers never score 125, and the Knicks must have missed the memo about the season resuming. Tyson Chandler (19 PTS, 11 REB) was the only New York player to show up; Carmelo Anthony (15 PTS, 6 REB) was outplayed by Paul George (27 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST, 2 BLK) and David West (18 PTS, 9 REB, 4 AST, 2 BLK) showed no ill effects from his eye injury. Indiana shot 53% and held the visitors to an anemic 34%; it was 74-44 at halftime and the second half was like an exhibition game.

OKC @ HOU: We predicted it was time for James Harden (46 PTS, 8 REB, 6 AST) to remind his former team just how good he is. What a performance. Despite a sore hand, Jeremy Lin (29 PTS, 8 AST, 6 REB, 2 STL) more than held his own against Russell Westbrook, whose near triple-double (28 PTS, 10 REB, 8 AST) was marred by seven turnovers. Kevin Durant did record a trip-dub (16 PTS, 12 REB, 11 AST) but it wasn’t quite enough. Because of their trades, the Rockets were shorthanded. Carlos Delfino (9 PTS, 6 REB, 5 AST, 4 STL) started at SF, Chandler Parsons (17 PTS, 6 REB, 4 AST) moved to PF and everyone who dressed got extra minutes.

BRK @ MIL: Call it a sweep. The Nets poured it on in the final quarter to beat the Bucks for the second straight night. Deron Williams (23 PTS, 8 AST) and the bench were the difference. Brook Lopez was 3-for-13 in just 23 minutes, but Andray Blatche (12 PTS, 12 REB, 2 BLK) picked him up, and C.J. Watson (17 PTS, 6 AST, 3 STL) has been contributing like that for three games now, playing alongside D-Will for large chunks of the last two. Brandon Jennings was stellar in defeat — 31 PTS, 11 AST — and Larry Sanders had another good night (12 PTS, 13 REB, 5 BLK) but once again, Milwaukee’s bench was quiet.


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