FANTASY HOOPS: RANTS & RAVES

Anderson Varejao could end up being a big addition. Shaquille O’Neal might be out for the long haul (6 weeks after surgery) in Cleveland, while Zydrunas Ilgauskas is still a month away from officially being able to re-sign with the team. The “Sideshow Bob” look-alike will be more than just a carnival act and he can easily do 10 points, a dozen rebounds and a couple of blocks in 35 mpg. Varejao is assuredly worth a flier right now.

Going into Week 19, there are a few injuries to monitor. The main ones are Monta Ellis (back), Dwayne Wade (calf), Shaquille O’ Neal (thumb), Paul Pierce (thumb), Chris Bosh (ankle), and Trevor Ariza (hip). Check my Twitter page and, of course, join the Weekly Chat Monday at 6pm ET for more info.

With the Minnesota Timberwolves playing only two games this week, be wary of their two “studs,” Al Jefferson and Kevin Love. Definitely bench Al-Jeff, who has been suspended for two games (and has not been putting up the big numbers lately). K-Love should be okay to play given Jefferson’s absence, though he has been a victim of varying minutes from game to game, coming off the bench.

Teams w/4 games: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Golden State, Houston, Indiana, L.A. Clippers, L.A. Lakers, Memphis, New York, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Sacramento

Teams w/3 games:
Chicago, Miami, Milwaukee, New Jersey, New Orleans, Portland, San Antonio, Toronto, Utah, Washington

Team w/2 games:
Minnesota

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