Early Fantasy Basketball Finds
24 – Minutes logged by Pistons F Jason Maxiell in the season opener. There was a lot of speculation that rookie Center Andre Drummond would see more time, potentially start, but it looks like Coach Frank is going with the veteran Maxiell in the lineup for now. If the solid playing time continues, Maxiell is a great source of rebounds and blocks in deep leagues. He posted 10 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 blocks in Detroit’s home opener.
21 – After 7 underwhelming seasons in Atlanta, new Jazz F Marvin Williams is looking to turn over a new leaf. In his debut in Utah, Williams dropped 21 points on 7-13 shooting. He was also 5-5 from the line and hit 2 threes in his near-30 minutes on the court. Don’t click the add button quite yet, but Marvin’s still only 26 years old and could have some fantasy hope just yet – stay tuned.
4 – Amount of three pointers hit by Mavericks rookie F Jae Crowder through 2 games. If you’re looking for someone to supply you with threes in a deep 12-team league, Crowder could be a great option while Dirk is out. And with a thin, aging frontcourt all around, Dallas may use Crowder all season long if his shots keep falling.