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Apr 07

Fantasy Basketball Week 24: Take Ray McCallum or Take a Guess

At this point how many games a player has left matters a lot.  Some players will start getting playoff rest, and some players will get increased opportunities. Manage your games to squeeze those last couple of points from your team.

 

Hope comes from obscure places this time of year.  Places like Sacramento, where Ray McCallum plays.  (Hector Amezcua/ Sacramento Bee)

Hope comes from obscure places this time of year. Places like Sacramento, where Ray McCallum plays. (Hector Amezcua/ Sacramento Bee)

Pick Up:

Ray McCallum’s minutes spiked 6 games ago when Isaiah Thomas injured his quad.  Since then McCallum has played over 40 minutes in each game, averaging 15.3 points, 7.2 assists, 3.7 boards, just over a steal and just under a three. Thomas is unlikely to dress on Sunday, and McCallum’s earned a serious look.  The Kings play at Portland and the Clippers and host OKC this week.

 

Drop:

Josh McRoberts has missed three games with an ankle injury, and though they’re not saying much about it, he has not much to play for now that Charlotte’s locked up a playoff spot.  There’s not enough upside to hesitate.  Cut him now.

 

Desperation Time:

J.J. Redick returned on Thursday and will likely play more minutes on Sunday.  Redick should get back to his season averages of 15.5 points and 2.1 threes with Jamal Crawford out.  While some Clippers may ease off as the season draws to a close, Redick needs to find his stroke, so he’ll play and shoot.  The catch is that the Clips play only 4 games after Sunday, including a closer at Portland.

 
Jared Sullinger is not going to win you any category, except perhaps rebounds (8 per game on the season).  However, he gets 13 points per and doesn’t really hurt in any category except for a minor downer in fg% at .424. This week the Celtics play Atlanta and Cleveland on the road, and Charlotte at home, so that’s promising. Chances are he is owned, and owners have loved him as late, but if he is available, grab him up!

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