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Fantasy NBA: Buy Low Players at the Break

As we draw closer to the All Star Break, let’s take a peak at some players you could obtain lower than their actual value. Acquiring these players now will help you down the stretch.

Brandon Roy SG & Marcus Camby C, Portland Blazers

These two injury-prone fantasy studs have been rumored to make their way back to the hardwood for what seems like an eternity now.  In actuality, both players returned to practice this week and may play in the games the weekend of February 12th.  Camby should get back to his usual shot-blocking ways, but Roy may not be back to 100% as alluded to here: All-Buzz Killington Team.  Please temper expectations on Roy as he will be eased into his role and may not average over 30 minutes per game.  In this instance, we are talking about a top 30 guy who may have even been dropped in some leagues.  The price probably will be extremely low, so why not take a shot.

More players to target after the jump:

 

Eric Gordon SG, Los Angeles Clippers

Gordon was absolutely dominating at the time of his untimely wrist injury, averaging 24.1 PPG, good for 9th in the NBA, and 2.0 3PG (8th in the league).  The multi-faceted breakout player was also averaging almost 5 assists per game to go with 1.2 steals.  This guy was playing lights out basketball, and he still is working his way back from the unfortunate injury.  Gordon did not join the Clippers on their recent road trip, and he will be reevaluated during the All Star Break.  Hopefully his owners are scared off from a wrist injury affecting his shot, and do me a favor: pounce.

 

Joakim Noah PF/C, Chicago Bulls

Notice a trend here?  Injured studs making their way back from injuries are always a nice buy-low target (if you can afford to stash them on your rosters).  Now might be the last chance to acquire Noah at a discount as he has begun taking part in contact drills in practice.  The 6’11" center was averaging 14.0 PPG, 11.7 RPG, 2.7 APG and 1.6 BPG before injuring his thumb.

JaVale McGee PF/C, Washington Wizards

Owners in need of some blocks and boards should target McGee as he is bound to come around.  Sporadic playing time has hindered McGee so far this season, but it looks like the chains have been lifted the last two games.  Point out to a fellow owner McGee’s mediocre season averages of 9.1 PPG & 7.7 RPG for a center and enjoy the blocks and rebounds.

 

Any other players present buy-low opportunities? Steal any players in trades lately? Share in the comments.