As you pour through your brackets for March Madness, don't forget to attend to your NBA fantasy team! Before we get to this week's pickups, here is a look at who I like in my bracket. I am going with top seed Louisville in the Midwest, second seeded Ohio State in the ridiculously weak West region, fourth seeded Michigan in the brutal South region and second seeded Miami in the East. Staying with the Hurricanes, how is it that the regular season and tournament champion from the ACC isn't a number one seed? Just to prove a point, I am going with the 'Canes to beat the UL Cardinals in the title game in Atlanta.
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OK, on to week 21 pickups as promised. Only about a month left in the season, so make sure your pickups count. More importantly, make sure they will make an impact before you go throwing more money into the pot. Most teams have four games this week, while Portland leads the way with five games, the Clippers with only two.
Amir Johnson Toronto- A rebounding machine, Johnson has really turned it on since moving into the starting lineup.
Martell Webster Washington- Wow, what a godsend for my team, I need three pointers and this guy is averaging five per game over the last five contests!
Rodney Stuckey Detroit- Brandon Knight is injured and Jose Calderon has disappeared of late... and oh yeah, there was that 32 point outbreak last night.
Shaun Livingston Cleveland- Kyrie Irving is down for a month or so, what a drop off! Actually, Dion Waiters may be a better option.
Gerald Henderson Charlotte- Forward/guard eligible and has become a very reliable option down the stretch.
Kosta Koufos Denver- I have been reluctant to list Kosta, mainly because I had the foolish notion that JaVale McGee would eventually figure it out.
Jermaine O'Neal Phoenix- O'Neal was on my radar, even before Marcin Gortat went down with an injury.
Chris Copeland New York- Who? Well, with the entire Knicks frontcourt down with injury, somebody has to play, right?
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Tom Blaz is a writer for Fantasy Alarm and co-owner of The Recruiting Eagle a website focusing on Auburn University Athletics.
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