Originally posted on Hoop Fantasies Fantasy Basketball Blog  |  Last updated 1/15/13
Matt Barnes may be coming off the bench for the Los Angeles Clippers, but he's posting big numbers. In Monday night's 99-73 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, Barnes led the Clips with 16 points (6-11 FG and 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, two steals and two three-pointers. Barnes has been filling up box scores all season; he's averaging 11 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.44 three-pointers and a block in 26.5 minutes per game. He's been even better in six January games: 12.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, .7 steals and 1.3 blocks with 13 three-pointers made in 31 minutes. Somehow, Barnes is owned in just 50 percent of Yahoo leagues. Also Monday, Eric Bledsoe started for Chris Paul, who sat out with a kneecap injury. The second-year point guard was solid in 28 minutes: 14 points (4-9 FG and 6-9 FT), four assists, three rebounds, two steals and a block. Many NBA front office people believe Bledsoe could start on half of the league's teams. On the season, he's averaging 8.4 points (46.8 FG% and 80.6 FT%), 2.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.5 steals and .7 blocks with 11 three-pointers made in 18.1 minutes. Bledsoe is owned in 15 percent of Yahoo leagues. He's worth a short-term add, and a stash if you're in a keeper league.
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