- SG/SF David Nwaba (Chicago Bulls): The Bulls made a statement last week that Nwaba will be in the starting five for a significant amount of time. No definitive timetable was given, but Bulls’ VP John Paxson made it abundantly clear that Nwaba will see a significant amount of playing time moving forward.
- C Cristiano Felicio (Chicago Bulls): The second Bull on our list, it appears Chicago is embracing a youth movement, as the team made a statement that Felicio will start at center for at least the next few games. Paxson’s statement wasn’t nearly as assuring as his statement on Nwaba’s increased playing time for the imminent future, but Felicio is worth keeping an eye on if he does find a rhythm in the next few games.
- F Wilson Chandler (Denver Nuggets): Chandler has played at least 30 minutes his his last three outings before the all-star break. He’s shown he is more than capable of scoring, thus leading to decent fantasy production when given enough minutes. If Chandler’s minutes stay upwards of thirty, he’s worth a look for depth down at forward.
- G Kris Dunn (Chicago Bulls): This list has felt like the Chicago Bulls edition… We continue with our third Bull, guard, Kris Dunn. After missing over a month of action, Dunn returned just prior to the break, and the Bulls have said he will face no minute restrictions moving forward. Bulls’ VP, John Paxson did make a point to state that they will be cautious in his first few games back. Dunn is a player to keep an eye on, and potentially grab off waivers once he is given a restriction free ‘green light.’
- F Jae Crowder (Utah Jazz): Crowder has been more than disappointing this season to say the least. He couldn’t find any kind of a rhythm in Cleveland, thus resulting in the Cavs moving him at the trade deadline. Crowder will see around 30 minutes on a consistent basis with his new club, and while it seems clear his play doesn’t warrant the huge contract he’s currently on, he has played a little better in his first few games in Utah. The fact that the Jazz have less offensive fire power to begin with, should bold well for Crowder being a consistent part of the offense down the stretch.