Williams emerging in Young's absence
It's a convenient occurrence for the Sixers, who are going to need Williams in the playoffs whether Young returns or not. Williams has to be brimming with confidence right now, and without Young around, Andre Miller and Williams have been battling it out behind Andre Iguodala for scoring option No. 2. The Sixers are starting Willie Green, who provides little of anything (what is the team's obsession with this guy anyway?). But with the playoffs on the horizon, down another one of their top scoring options, they have no choice but to play Williams as the production warrants it. Williams gets to the line consistently, averaging 5.2-free throw attempts per game in just 25 minutes per since the All-Star break, and when he's hot, as he is this month (48 percent from the field, including 50 percent from beyond the arc), he's an exciting value pickup in fantasy.
Under the boards
• Ryan Gomes, Timberwolves: 24 points (11-for-21 FG), 13 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 3-pointers against the Clippers.|
• Tim Duncan, Spurs: 25 points (11-for-20 FG), 15 rebounds, 3 blocks and 1 assist against the Thunder.
• John Salmons, Bulls: 19 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 steals and 2 3-pointers versus the Knicks.
• Chris Duhon, Knicks: 2 points (1-for-4 FG), 6 assists, 3 turnovers and 2 steals in 27 minutes against the Bulls.|
• Baron Davis, Clippers: 12 points (5-for-16 FG), 4 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals versus the Timberwolves.
• Rasual Butler, Hornets: 7 points (3-for-9 FG), 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal against the Heat.