Fantasy Basketball Free-Agent Focus: Guards

These three players may be a bargain post All-Star break.

James LeBeauby James LeBeau

With the NBA set to step back and take a breather over the All-Star break this coming weekend, now is a great time to focus on filling any holes your fantasy squad may have. Last time out we looked at forwards but this week we turn our attention to guards. All these guys may be poised to put up solid numbers in the second half of the season.

Guards To Watch Out For:

J. R. Smith, New York Knicks

Smith continues to be one of the best six-men in the league and has been playing especially well as of late. Over the last five games, Smith has averaged over 17 points per game including 25 last Saturday against the Sacramento Kings. With the Knicks finally healthy, the team will be able to field a regular rotation, one that will feature plenty of playing time for Smith.


Ramon Sessions, Charlotte Bobcats

The Bobcats may be having a season worth forgetting but that doesn't mean their aren't quality fantasy options to be found. One of those that may be a boon to owners looking to fortify their guard rotation is Ramon Sessions. Over the past 25 games, Sessions has averaged 15.1 points per game as Charlotte has been featuring him in their offense more. Though Sessions is a prime candidate to be traded thanks to the combination of his productivity, age (26), and reasonable contract, he still should remain a decent option in the second half of the season.


Jeremy Lin, Houston Rockets

Lin has been somewhat erratic in his first full season as a starter, but as of late he has shown signs of improvement. Over the past 10 games, his shooting has improved to 49 percent and he's been averaging 14 points a game on an efficient 9.8 field goal attempts. Playing next to All-Star guard James Harden, Lin will continue to see plenty of quality shot attempts and is set for a good second half.

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