Deep League Relevant: 23rd Feb - 1st Mar

If you're in a competitive deep league, changes are Isaiah Canaan has already been snapped up. This week we take a look at players who should still be available in 12-14 team deep leagues.


Norris Cole (New Orleans Pelicans, PG)

Owned in 10% of Yahoo leagues.
4 games scheduled between Monday 23rd February and Sunday 1st March.

Why is Norris worth adding?
If you're a point guard and you're healthy you're going to get minutes in New Orleans. Norris will have a stinker here and there, but if you're in need of a PG his first game as a Pelican showed enough to justify an add and play in deep leagues until Jrue returns from injury.


Omri Casspi (Sacramento Kings, SF)

Owned in 3% of Yahoo leagues.
3 games scheduled between Monday 23rd February and Sunday 1st March.

Why is Omri worth adding?
George Karl seems to like what Omri is cooking because he has received 31 and 28 minutes in the past 2 games, although his 12 and 17 rebound performances probably have more to do with it than his cooking. Omri has shown glimpses of being able to deliver when given the minutes and is worth a look at until he cools down.


Andrea Bargnani (New York Knicks, PF/C)

Owned in 2% of Yahoo leagues.
3 games scheduled between Monday 23rd February and Sunday 1st March.

Why is Andrea worth adding?
With no Melo and Stoudemire there's 28 more shots to take per game. Let's get this straight, Bargnani isn't going to suddenly be putting up 18-20 points a game, but 12-15 on a horrible FG% could work for a few teams who are punting FG% and need some scoring and 3s.


Richard Jefferson (Dallas Mavericks, SF)

Owned in 1% of Yahoo leagues.
3 games scheduled between Monday 23rd February and Sunday 1st March.

Why is Richard worth adding?
Dallas are despeate enough to add outside shooting to their starting line-up that they've opted to start Jefferson at SF whilst Parson recovers from his injury, and he delivered with a double double and 3 tripples. Don't expect this kind of output every game, but his performance last night showed us that he can can be relied on to hit 3s when given the minutes.


Dante Cunningham (New Orleans Pelicans, SF/PF)

Owned in 1% of Yahoo leagues.
4 games scheduled between Monday 23rd February and Sunday 1st March.

Why is Dante worth adding?
With Ryan Anderson out for 2-4 weeks it leaves a lot of minutes on the table at the SF/PF spot, whilst Dante doesn't shoot the 3 he's still next in line for Anderson's minutes.


Lance Thomas (New York Knicks, SG/SF/PF)

Owned in 1% of Yahoo leagues.
3 games scheduled between Monday 23rd February and Sunday 1st March.

Why is Lance worth adding?
In the 3 most recent games Carmelo has missed Lance Thomas started at SF in 2 of them (he was inactive for the other) logging 41 and 35 minutes. Lance looks like the natural choice to replace Carmelo in the starting line-up unless they decide to go small. He's also eligible to play in 3 positions, which offers handy roster flexibility.


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