There's no replacing Bogut
With Jason Maxiell and Ben Wallace sidelined for the Detroit Pistons, Kwame Brown started at center on Saturday, scoring eight points and grabbing eight rebounds in 29 minutes of run. The minutes were a season high, and Brown has proved to have value in the blocks category in the past. For his career, he is averaging 0.6 blocks and 0.6 steals in just 22.0 minutes per game, demonstrating an ability to accrue defensive stats here and there. If he's starting and getting big minutes, he should average around a steal and a block, but don't look for help in any other categories. Darius Songaila of the New Orleans Hornets has scored at least eight points in 10 of his past 11 games, and is averaging 1.4 steals per game in those games. He is a sure source of cheap steals for deep formats, with the added bonus of center eligibility.
What You Might Have Missed
Chris Bosh, Raptors: 42 points (11-19 FG, 20-23 FT), 12 rebounds, 5 steals against the Warriors.|
Kevin Durant, Thunder: 40 points (13-22 FG, 12-12 FT), 9 rebounds, 2 3-pointers, 2 blocks, 2 steals versus the Wolves.
Zach Randolph, Grizzlies: 24 points, 18 rebounds, 4 steals against the Magic.
Ron Artest, Lakers: 8 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists versus the Spurs.|
George Hill, Spurs: 6 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist against the Lakers.
Kevin Martin, Rockets: 3 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists in 25 minutes versus Pacers.
Josh Whitling is a fantasy basketball analyst for ESPN.com.