Fantasy Wake Up Call - Thursday

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Player of the Night

Mo Williams, Cleveland Cavaliers
vs. Phoenix Suns
44 points, 2 boards, 7 dimes, 3 steals, 7-for-9 from deep

The Cavs have finally found a running mate for LeBron James and its paying dividends not only for them, but for fantasy hoops players everywhere as well.

Mo Williams is exactly what the Cavs needed to get over the hump and it's only going to get better from here.

Find out why after the jump...

Playing alongside a superstar like LeBron James can be extremely difficult for most players. You must live with the notion that you will never be the featured player on the team and at times, you'll have to stand around and watch him go.

But for the right player, like Mo Williams, it can be a blessing in disguise.

If he can consistently knock down shots as opposing defenses desperately try to slow down LBJ, Williams second half numbers could explode and drive you to the championship.

He's the second fiddle on the Cavs, but a first rate fantasy point guard that I'd love to have managing my squad.


Top Performers

Nate Robinson, New York Knicks
vs. Los Angeles Clippers
33 points, 9 boards, 15 dimes, 5 steals

Deron Williams, Utah Jazz
vs. Los Angeles Lakers
31 points, 11 dimes, 70.5% FG

Ramon Sessions, Milwaukee Bucks
STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND PICK THIS GUY UP!
vs. Detroit Pistons
15 points, 17 dimes, 7 boards, 2 steals

Bust of the Night

Rodney Stuckey, Detroit Pistons
vs. Atlanta Hawks
12 points, 1 board, 1 assist

If anyone has seen the Rodney Stuckey that we had come to know and love in the early part of this season, please tell him to come back.

Because what we've been witnessing lately isn't going to cut it.

Three single digit scoring outputs in February have me wondering if Stuckey's got an undisclosed injury of some sort. Hopefully it's just fatigue and the All-Star break will help him recover.


Top Scorers

44 - Williams
37 - Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers (And it only took him 33 shots)
33 - Robinson
32 - Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs
Richard Jefferson, Milwaukee Bucks (He's still alive?)


Top Dime Droppers

20 - Baron Davis, Los Angeles Clippers (A healthy Baron is a happy Baron)
17 - Sessions (Have you picked him up yet?)
13 - T.J. Ford, Indiana Pacers
Rafer Alston, Houston Rockets
11 - Williams
Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics (a.k.a. Lil' Bow Wow)

Top Rebounders

19 - Lamar Odom, Los Angeles Lakers (Past 3 games: 17, 18, 19 boards respectively)
18 - Yao Ming, Houston Rockets (Still the ugliest man in basketball)
15 - Zach Randolph, Los Angeles Clippers
Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
13 - Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
Emeka Okafor, Charlotte Bobcats
Joel Pryzbilla, Portland Trailblazers

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