I'm also thankful that I used my last-round "ordinarily I'd take a high-upside rookie here" pick on Marc Gasol.
And I'm thankful for Brandon Jennings because he's fun to watch... though I'd much prefer watching him in a Knicks uniform.
All "percent owned" stats are taken from ESPN NBA.com Fantasy Basketball - your mileage may vary.
Tayshaun Prince (32.1% owned) - Prince is about a week away from returning from a back injury -- which means now is the time to take a flyer on him.
Tracy McGrady (26.4% owned) - Back practicing with the team. If he goes for 20 or 25 in his first game, you know that precent owned will skyrocket.
Will Bynum (21.6% owned) - Another backup that's thoroughly outplaying the starter. Some observers have been saying all season -- if Bynum was a first-round pick, there's no question he'd be starting. The fact that Joe Dumars traded Chauncey Billups while telling the world Rodney Stuckey was Detroit's future might be the only thing holding Bynum back.
Anthony Morrow (16.1% owned) - Expect to see Morrow on the "most added" list next week, after his 48-minute, 27-point, 6-of-8 from three performance on Tuesday night.
Ben Wallace (8.1% owned) - Big Ben is enjoying something of a career renaissance this season, posting very decent rebounding, block and steal numbers. His free throw shooting continues to be horrid (50% on the season) but he's getting to the line so rarely it won't hurt you.
Courtney Lee (6.3% owned) - Lee returned to New Jersey's lineup on Tuesday after missing six games with a groin injury, and managed to grab six steals in just 22 minutes.
Tyler Hansbrough (5.0% owned) - "Psycho T" is producing in limited minutes -- just remember, the minute-limit is in place because he's still recovering from that shin injury. Expect his playing time to increase over the next few weeks.
Ersan Ilyasova (4.8% owned) - A couple of years in Europe seem to have done wonders for Ilyasova's game. He's supplanted Hakim Warrick at the four spot and is emerging as a nice complementary scorer for the Bucks.
Article first appeared on 11/25/09