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Wired: Top Pickups Week 25

Sunday, April 1, 2018


Week 25 Schedule Grid: Games Played

 

4 Games: ATL, BOS, DAL, GSW, IND, LAL, ORL, PHI, TOR

3 Games: BKN, CHA, CLE, CHI, DEN, DET, HOU, LAC, MEM, MIA, MIL, NOP, NYK, PHX, POR, SAS, UTA, WAS

2 Games: MIN, OKC, SAC

 

Point Guards

 

Quinn Cook Warriors 50% - Cool goes four times this week and has played well in Stephen Curry’s absence, averaging 16.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 0.6 steals and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five. And with the four-game week, he’s simply a must-own player right now.

 

Tyler Ulis Suns 10% owned in Yahoo! leagues - Ulis has enjoyed life without Devin Booker and T.J. Warren, and they’re both out on Sunday. Ulis has been crazy good, averaging 16.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.6 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five. And as long as the Suns top dogs are out, and even if they eventually play again, Ulis still looks like a hot player to add for the home stretch. The Suns have three games this week.

 

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Trey Burke Knicks 43% - Burke has been hot for a few weeks now and racked up 18 points, 15 assists (tied career high) and two 3-pointers on Saturday. He’s at 22.4 points, 2.4 boards, 9.0 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.6 3-pointers on 53 percent shooting over his last five games. It looks like he’s going to continue to go off for the Knicks down the stretch. And while he’s not in this week’s column, Michael Beasley should also be owned everywhere right now. He scored 32 on Saturday and has scored at least 22 points in each of his last three games. The Knicks go three times this week and both of these guys should be owned.

 

Isaiah Taylor Hawks 5% - Taylor has been pretty fun in four of his last five games and Dennis Schroder has been shut down for the rest of the season with a bone bruise and Grade 2 ankle sprain. Taylor is averaging 15.8 points, 2.0 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.8 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting over his last five, which includes a three-point dud last Friday. With Schroder done, Taylor looks like a must-own player the rest of the way, especially with the upcoming four-game week.

 

Shooting Guards

 

Troy Daniels Suns 9% - Just like Ulis, Daniels has been rolling with Warren and Booker out, and they won’t play Sunday. Daniels has hit double figures in seven straight games and is averaging 17.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5.0 3-pointers over his last five. He’s not much more than a 3-point specialist, but he’s scoring the rock and is one of the more underrated 3-point shooters in the league right now. He plays three times this week.

 

Caris LeVert Nets 40% - LeVert is hot again for the Nets and filled it up on Saturday, and played well on Wednesday. D’Angelo Russell played just seven minutes on Saturday, as Kenny Atkinson chose to roll with LeVert and Spencer Dinwiddie instead. I think LeVert is poised for a big finish and is averaging 17.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 3-pointers over his last two games. The Nets play three times this week.

 

MarShon Brooks Grizzlies 3% - Brooks has played in two games this season - Wednesday and Friday - and is averaging 22.5 points, 2.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 3.0 3-pointers on 15-of-25 shooting in just 19.5 minutes per game. Memphis has nothing left to play for and Brooks might continue to try to make a name for himself (again) over the rest of the season. He’s worth a flier if you need a scorer. He is a bit risky with three games this week, but I don’t see why the Grizzlies don’t keep letting him play.

 

Marco Belinelli Sixers 16% - Bello has somehow scored in double digits in seven straight games and only hit single digits in three games in March. He’s averaging 13.6 points, 2.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.8 3-pointers over his last five games, shooting 53 percent in 24 minutes per game. He also has a four-game week this week, which is the reason he’s on this list.

 

Damion Lee Hawks 1% - Lee blew up for 20 points, four boards, two steals and two 3-pointers on Friday and is now averaging 11 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.0 steals and 0.8 3-pointers on 42 percent shooting over his last five games. With Kent Bazemore and Dennis Schroder done for the season, and the Hawks not looking to win games, Lee looks like a pretty sneaky pickup right now. And the best news is that he plays four times this week.

 


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Steve "Dr. A" Alexander is the senior editor for the NBA for Rotoworld.com and a contributor to NBCSports.com. The 2017-18 NBA season marks (at least) his 16th year of covering fantasy hoops for Rotoworld. Follow him on Twitter - @Docktora.
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