Waiver Wire Scoops

01/26/2010 7:35 AM - 

Contributed by: Mike Gallagher

Robin Lopez: Wow! That’s really the only way to describe Robin Lopez’s play this past week. R-Lo has been averaging 14.7 points, five rebounds, and four blocks per game while shooting 68 percent from the floor. Lopez played more than 20 minutes just once this season and Alvin Gentry opted to start him over Channing Frye.

Unfortunately, the Suns lost their last three games, so Lopez playing more hasn’t ultimately been helpful. Personally, I don’t see Lopez being this dominate in points, but he could be chipping in with two blocks per game with good shooting from the field and eight points or so.

He has probably been snatched up in deeper leagues, but standard leagues should only add him if they’re desperate for blocks. It might not be a bad idea if you have Danny Granger, then you can change your team name to Batman and Robin.

I wouldn’t cut the Frye Guy yet, and his leash should be about five more terrible games.

Carlos Delfino: Congrats to anyone that started Delfino on Saturday night. CD poured in 28 points, hit six treys, four steals, and four rebounds on 10-of-14 shooting. Delfino tied a season-high with 39 minutes against the Jazz. Delfino has been fairly inconsistent this season, but he brings a solid fantasy game. This month he is shooting the three 3.5 times per game, earning 1.4 steal per game, and five boards per night, too.

There’s a reason why he hasn’t been on Waiver Wire Scoops until now, and that reason is his lowly 39.6 percent shooting from the floor. Delfino shot 39.7 percent two years ago before going over seas. CD has also never shot over 42 percent in an NBA season.

Delfino has a decent shot at sustaining his value since Michael Redd is out of the picture. Standard league owners should put him on the watch list, and deeper leagues should add him He will have his ups-and-downs, but keep an eye on his minutes.

Kris Humphries: As a New Jersey fan, I didn’t see this one coming at all. You’d think Kiki would want to see what he had with Terrence Williams, Chris Douglas-Roberts and Courtney Lee, but KH scored 21 points and pulled down seven boards on Monday. K-Humph also dropped 15 points with two steals and a block in his last game. It’s somewhat flabbergasting that he has been on the New Jersey bench for three games and he has been playing 24 minutes per contest.

Can he keep it up? I don’t think so. It seems that Humphries is a flash in the pan and it’s only a matter of time before CDR and Yi get their acts together. Humph should still be added in deeper leagues, but standard league owners will have better options.

Marcus Thornton: The rookie out of LSU has finally developed into a consistent source of points. Thornton put up double-digit points in his last six games after failing to do so in his previous eight games. It seems that Thornton has jumped ahead of Devin Brown to become the second backcourt option behind CP3.

Thornton isn’t going to be a huge factor outside of points and threes, but over the last six games he has made two per contest. He is chucking up four 3PA per night which indicates he has the green light on shooting the triple.

Threes can be a hard category to add through the wire, so if you’re in a deep league Thornton could be your man.

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