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Friday's Pickups of the Day

by Mike Gallagher
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

The Blazers are going to miss LaMarcus Aldridge for the next 6-8 weeks. This is a tough blow, especially considering he is third in the NBA in field goal attempts per game. Basically, it's going to be a mess beyond the studs.

 

Plus, Nicolas Batum had a wrist injury. So what are the Blazers going to do? Well, I don't know and I'm not being lazy either. Here's a look at their lineups in the second half on Thursday:

 

 

Here's the pickups, but again I wouldn't advise adding most of these guys in standard leagues.

 

Enes Kanter - He's worth owning, but I'd try to trade him ASAP.

Ersan Ilyasova - Ghostface Ilya had a bad matchup tonight. I'd expect him to play more.

 

Dante Exum - His 15-point game is a total fluke, but he looked very good.

 

Tyler Zeller - Kelly Olynyk is going to miss time.

 

Chris Kaman - His minutes are safe now.

 

Brandon Bass - He looked awesome, but beware of a trade.

 

Patty Mills - He's been good and should get more chances to play off the bench.

 

Aaron Brooks - His minutes will drop once Mike Dunleavy is back.

 

Meyers Leonard - He should play in the mid-20s and does have some upside.

 

Joe Ingles - He's a sneaky add.

 

Dorell Wright - He'll play some three now.

 

Victor Claver  - Umm, sure?

 

Thomas Robinson - Truck!

 

Mike Gallagher
Mike Gallagher has covered fantasy hoops for eight years and this season is his second with Rotoworld. You can find him on Twitter talking about a player's shots at the rim.