Robin Lopez Among 5 Players Who Deserve Bump In Fantasy Ownership

Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez


Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas
Dec 13 2013 Toronto Ontario CAN Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas 17 goes against Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes 00 at Air Canada Centre The Raptors beat the 76ers 108 100 Mandatory Credit Tom Szczerbowski USA TODAY Sports

Jonas Valanciunas (Curent Rate Of Ownership: 81.2) – With Rudy Gay in Sactown, the Lithuanian could be due for a quarter-season renaissance. Since Gay’s departure, V for Valanciunas has scored in double digits three times in a row. That’s not worth exploding fireworks over but it could be a nice development in the big man’s game.

He’s a good basketball player and has the capacity to be a 12/11/1/2 guy if given the chance and if he gets out of his own head. For now, though, he should be owned at an 85 percent rate given his upside.

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Bogar Alonso
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