Fantasy Wake Up Call - April 2

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Player of the Night

Monta Ellis, Warriors
vs. Sacramento Kings
42 points, 9 boards, 9 dimes, 2 steals, block

Welcome back to the fantasy world Mr. Ellis.

Since his return to the starting lineup on March 11, Ellis has been doing everything in his power to help Warriors fans forget about Jamal Crawford.

Ellis isn't a guy that will ever average anywhere near 9 APG, but his abilities as a scorer and above average rebounder are compensation enough. The situation out in the Bay Area is cloudy to say the least, with a roster chocked full of talent that consistently finds ways to underachieve every night.

While it may be too late this year, next season Ellis should be a tremendous fantasy option running the point for your squad.

Top Performers

Kevin Martin, Kings
vs. Warriors
50 points, 3 dimes, 3 boards, 2 steals

Chris Paul, Hornets
vs. Clippers
30 points, 14 dimes, 4 boards, 6 steals

Steve Nash, Suns
vs. Rockets
25 points, 17 dimes, 3 steals

Bust of the Night

Dwayne Wade, Heat
vs. Mavericks
23 points, 6 dimes, 3 boards, 4 TO

I'm so used to writing about Dwayne Wade in the Player of the Night section that I figured he should end up here at least once before the season ends.

This 9-for-20 performance was an above average night for the better part of players in the Association.

But not for Dwayne Wade. For him, this is garbage.

Top Scorers

50 - Martin, Kings
42 - Ellis, Warriors
32 - Paul Pierce, Celtics
31 - Caron Butler, Wizards
30 - Paul, Hornets
30 - Kobe Bryant, Lakers
30 - Dwight Howard, Magic
30 - Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks

Top Dime Droppers

17 - Nash, Suns
16 - Ramon Sessions, Bucks
14 - Paul, Hornets
12 - Baron Davis, Clippers
12 - Raymond Felton, Bobcats
11 - Devin Harris, Nets
11 - Jason Kidd, Mavs

Top Rebounders

19 - Jason Thompson, Kings
15 - Shawn Marion, Raptors
14 - Zach Randolph, Clippers
14 - Yao Ming, Rockets
13 - Kelenna Azubuike, Warriors
13 - Ronny Turiaf, Warriors

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