Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Dealing with big injuries to MVP candidates

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Andy Behrens and Dalton Del Don are back to discuss all things NBA in the latest fantasy basketball podcast. Last week, we briefly discussed Andy’s Chicago Bulls, who recently came back from 18 down to win in overtime against the Washington Wizards, so does this mean everyone rostering Lauri Markkanen (who went 31-and-9 in the win) can relax? (01:04)

In this week’s Starting Five, Andy and Dalton run down the five biggest storylines of the fantasy week:

1) With Luka Doncic currently dealing with a moderately sprained ankle, is Kristaps Porzingis ready to take on more of a leading role in Dallas? Meanwhile, Jalen Brunson has cleared 30 minutes in his last three games. (05:04)

2) Anthony Davis misses a game in Indiana, and he is questionable for tonight’s game in Milwaukee. Will Laker veterans Dwight Howard and Javale McGee step up? (06:51)

3) De’Aaron Fox is back which is going to scramble minutes and usage rates in Sacramento. Meanwhile, Fox looks plenty healthy. In his first game back, he literally jumped over a guy. (10:20)

4) Is Davis Bertans a) your 2019-2020 Most Improved Player or b) the next coming of Steph Curry? (12:56)

5) Hassan Whiteside cannot be stopped. Should owners ride the wave or look to sell high? (15:39)

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Next up, Andy and Dalton discuss the options available in Dalton’s latest pickups segment, including a returning Isaiah Thomas and the Miami Heat's cornucopia of productive wings. (18:36)

And we wrap up the show with In Case You Missed It. ICYMI this week: Forbes’ cover story on KD’s plan to be a buzillionaire. Happy holidays! (25:10)

De'Aaron Fox returns to the Kings lineup.
De'Aaron Fox returns to the Kings lineup.

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