Fantasy Basketball: Russell Westbrook Owns The NBA And Weekend Recap


Russell Westbrook Owns The NBA.

Russell Westbrook has been absolutely phenomenal over the last five games. He is averaging a triple double with 40.2 points, 12.2 rebounds and 11.2 assists per game. I am not even sure there are descriptive words that are on par with what he is doing to the NBA in that time frame. It is not like Westbrook has not been incredible all season, but this has been a real treat to watch. On the season Westbrook is averaging 27.4 points, 8.3 assists and 7.1 rebounds.

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For my money I can’t imagine not running Russell Westbrook out there in all daily and fantasy formats until he starts to level out a bit, assuming that he ever does. I was asked the question is Westbrook a sell high and I am not sure that I would sell him for anything right now.

Other News and Information.

Bradley Beal is expected to return Monday as it appears he was just rested against the Buck on Saturday. He seems to still be knocking off some rust so it might be safe to keep him on your bench if you can.

Blake Griffin is still not quite ready to return. Griffin has already been ruled out for Monday’s game and appears doubtful to travel with the team on their upcoming two-game road trip. Keep him reserved in weekly leagues and on your bench everywhere else.

Terrance Ross still appears to be gaining some trust from Coach Casey in Toronto. This weekend against the Thunder he made another start this time he dropped six three-pointers with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block. He only played 26 minutes, but he could be a strong candidate to lead your team down the stretch run to fantasy gold.

Nikola Mirotic stayed hot with 19 points, 3 rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes Sunday against the Spurs. He is a recommended play with the Bulls having 4 games this week and with Taj Gibson expected to sit out much of this week as well. The Bulls are extremely short-handed with Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose both still out as well.

Rodney Stuckey is on a pretty nice streak for the improving Indiana Pacers. Stuckey has averaged 16 points with four assists and 5.5 rebounds a game over the last 15 days. The Pacers only play 3 games this week, but he could be a useful pick-up for your team for the stretch run.

We are gearing up for a fun 8-game schedule tonight in the NBA. If you have any questions for your fantasy team then hit me up on Twitter @davefuqua or @FantasyCPR and we will help you any way that we can.

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