Originally posted on We Talk Fantasy Sports  |  Last updated 12/27/13
Shortly after news broke about Russell Westbrook and his knee injury, an MRI revealed a torn pectoral for Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford.  Both have a huge impact in real life and fantasy basketball, but for us fantasy players, replacing Horford might be more difficult than finding a replacement for Russell.This is Horford's second pectoral injury in 3 season, as he missed 55 of the Hawks 66 games in the 2011-2012 lock out season.  This season, Horford is averaging a career high 18.6 points on 57% shooting and 1.5 blocks, but his rebounding is down to just 8.6 per game.  The Hawks replaced Josh Smith with Paul Milsap, and have been playing at a level not many expected, jumping out to a 16-13 start in a WEAK Eastern Conference.  Losing Horford is going to cause a big problem for Atlanta, if they expect to continue to play at such a high level without trading for a replacement.  Pero Antic and Gustavo Ayon just won't cut it.Omer Asik is available if you believe in trade rumors, but what do the Atlanta Hawks have that the Houston Rokcets would want/need?  Kyle Korver? Brooklyn Nets next two 1st round draft picks?  I'm not even sure I would give up the Nets pick for Asik considering this years draft class. Us fantasy owners on the other hand, can just go to the free agent pool and pick up who ever is available. Here are the players eligible to play the center position that are most likely available in your ESPN league sorted by minutes per game over the last 15 days: table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } ESPN CentersMINFG%FT%REBBLKTOPTS%OWNAnderson Varejao, Cle C28.60.4620.66710.11.31.36.052.5Channing Frye, Pho PF, C28.00.4590.8006.20.82.013.549.3Jason Smith, Nor PF, C26.30.4520.5004.81.31.37.33.9Boris Diaw, SA PF, C26.20.5610.6253.80.31.08.82.8Andray Blatche, Bkn PF, C 26.00.4420.7946.00.41.113.947.0Jason Thompson, Sac PF, C24.90.5790.3644.90.91.46.90.2Markieff Morris, Pho PF, C24.30.4510.7425.81.01.811.831.9Andrew Bynum, Cle C22.00.3830.6675.30.91.17.146.4Tiago Splitter, SA PF, C21.40.3780.5635.70.41.36.65.4Timofey Mozgov, Den C21.30.4880.6526.80.82.09.21.6Brandan Wright, Dal PF, C21.20.7350.6474.61.80.412.214.2DeJuan Blair, Dal C, PF20.80.6330.5005.80.21.28.21.4Chris Andersen, Mia C19.20.6670.6365.21.50.55.31.2Ed Davis, Mem PF, C19.10.5430.7143.10.91.07.90.1Jordan Hill, LAL PF, C18.90.6380.6676.30.60.89.816.6Kendrick Perkins, OKC C18.90.5000.7143.70.41.62.70.3Kevin Garnett, Bkn PF, C18.80.3750.8335.70.21.56.738.5Cody Zeller, Cha PF, C18.60.4320.8334.40.91.76.123.1Enes Kanter, Uta C17.70.3270.6674.90.91.45.737.8Chris Kaman, LAL C17.30.3790.5716.81.51.06.55.9Kosta Koufos, Mem PF, C17.10.4650.2006.90.40.65.96.3Nick Collison, OKC PF, C17.10.5520.8573.90.90.65.40.2Steven Adams, OKC C16.10.3330.6884.41.31.13.00.5Samuel Dalembert, Dal C15.80.5240.8004.81.00.65.21.9Bismack Biyombo, Cha C15.70.5880.4555.71.60.93.60.6Kevin Seraphin, Wsh C15.20.5630.7784.01.01.48.60.1Tyler Zeller, Cle C12.70.6921.0003.00.30.06.30.1Kelly Olynyk, Bos C12.60.3500.8332.80.21.44.20.7Vitor Faverani, Bos C11.40.6000.0002.40.80.63.81.2For all you Yahoo Fantasy Basketball players: table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } Yahoo Centers% OwnedGP*MPGFG%FT%PTSREBBLKJosh McRoberts Cha - PF,C18%730:51:000.4520.75046315Glen Davis Orl - PF,C38%630:10:000.4640.56373434Jared Sullinger Bos - PF,C57%529:24:000.5000.81590383Miles Plumlee Pho - PF,C46%629:10:000.5380.385617210Channing Frye Pho - PF,C49%628:00:000.4590.80081375Brandon Bass Bos - PF,C45%527:48:000.3950.80038322Taj Gibson Chi - PF,C32%726:42:000.4920.667783910Jason Smith NO - PF,C10%426:15:000.4520.50029195Boris Diaw SA - PF,C9%926:13:000.5610.62579343J.J. Hickson Den - PF,C55%625:40:000.5080.57777604Andray Blatche Bkn - PF,C42%625:40:000.4090.76976333Markieff Morris Pho - PF,C34%624:19:000.4510.74271356Jon Leuer Mem - PF,C13%722:420.5760.66780351Amare Stoudemire NY - PF,C41%621:400.5090.57965242Tiago Splitter SA - C48%721:250.3780.56346403Timofey Mozgov Den - C6%621:190.4880.65255415Brandan Wright Dal - PF,C26%521:120.7350.64761239DeJuan Blair Dal - PF,C11%520:480.6330.50041291Chris Andersen Mia - PF,C5%619:100.6670.63632319Jordan Hill LAL - PF,C28%818:520.6380.66778505Cody Zeller Cha - PF,C30%718:340.4320.83343316Luis Scola Ind - PF,C26%617:190.5950.72264253Chris Kaman LAL - PF,C27%417:150.3790.57126276Kosta Koufos Mem - PF,C11%717:080.4650.20041483Samuel Dalembert Dal - C41%515:480.5240.80026245Kelly Olynyk Bos - C27%512:360.3500.83321141Elton Brand Atl - PF,C7%712:000.6670.833293110
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