Boxscore Breakdown Day 99: Big Kev’s Excited

Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin

TUESDAY 4TH FEBRUARY 2014

THE BEST PLAYER EVER, TONIGHT

Kevin Martin, SG, Minnesota Timberwolves:
32 points (13-26 FG, 2-3 FT), 4 threes, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 0 blocks, 1 turnover

Kevin Martin exploded for a season high 32 points, albeit against a terribly banged up Lakers team. Martin’s form has tailed off recently, ranking him at 155th during the last week, and that includes this monster performance. Early season, Martin was one of the players far exceeding his draft value, but things, as they have a habit of doing, have normalised and on the back of this game, I’d be trying to trade away Martin to whoever will have him.

Honourable Mentions: David West, Kevin Love

WAIVER WIRE LINE OF THE NIGHT

Robert Sacre, C, Los Angeles Lakers (0.0% owned):
14 points (5-8 FG, 4-4 FT), 0 threes, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block, 0 turnovers

With Pau Gasol out a week and now Jordan Hill being forced to leave Tuesday’s game with dizziness and a strained neck, Sacre has a fair bit of short term value as the Lakers’ starting centre. If you’re in need of a short term big man add, Sacre should be a decent source of blocks and boards.

YOUNG GUN OF THE NIGHT

Robert Sacre, C, Los Angeles Lakers:
14 points (5-8 FG, 4-4 FT), 0 threes, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block, 0 turnovers

THE STINKER

David Lee, PF/C, Golden State Warriors:
8 points (3-13 FG, 2-2 FT), 0 threes, 3 rebounds, 0 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 3 turnovers

This is not the David Lee we are used to seeing, so I wouldn’t be too concerned over his performance.

NEWS & NOTES FROM AROUND THE ASSOCIATION

Steve Nash and Steve Blake both returned to the Lakers lineup on Tuesday and Jordan Farmar is slated to return on Wednesday. Judging by Kendall Marshall‘s value will take a decent hit.

O.J. Mayo continues to be plagued by an illness of some sort and with this stretching into it’s second week, I must call into question its validity. Obviously Mayo shouldn’t be owned in any leagues at this stage.

Shawn Marion is expected back on Wednesday for the Mavericks.

Kemba Walker returned for the Bobcats, but was ineffective and left the game holding his leg. It turns out to be just cramp, allaying fears that he had re-injured his ankle.

Kyle Lowry has stated that he will play on Wednesday so if you grabbed Greivis Vasquez pre-emptively, it turns ut that you probably won’t need to use him.

Jodie Meeks lasted one minute before spraining his ankle, further adding to the Lakers’ woes. He’s day-to-day at this stage, but I’d expect him to miss a few games.

Lance Stephenson hurt his back after a hard fall and didn’t return to the game, but afterwards, David West said that Stephenson would be right to go for the Pacers’ next game.

 

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Josh Lloyd

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Josh is the founder of RedRockbasketball.com and loves playing and writing about fantasy sports. He also writes for RotoWire.com as a fantasy analyst. He lives in Melbourne, Australia and once dunked a basketball wearing jeans.

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