Fantasy Basketball Players to Watch

Early Fantasy Basketball Finds

11/1/12 in NBA   |   Andrew_Ericksen   |   230 respect

Oct 30, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters (3) celebrates a three-point basket in the fourth quarter against the Washington Wizards at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE17 – Points scored in the NBA debut of Cavaliers G Dion Waiters.  Whether he was drafted too high or not, Waiters definitely figures to see a lot of playing time in Cleveland this year and with 2 threes and 3 steals in his first game, make sure to have Waiters on your radar going forward.  Currently owned in 68% of yahoo leagues.
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.
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