Darko Milicic, F/C (MEM): So for the last two years, you've been the guy trying to buy low on Darko and you struck out. Well, now he's finally blossoming and he should be on your roster. His averages are 11.1 PPG, 8.4 RPG and 2.0 BPG. Over his last two games, all of his averages have been even higher. Quite frankly, he's taking rebounds, blocks and even points away from his frontcourt mate, Pau Gasol. People who drafted Gasol are ticked that Milicic is vulturing his stats but regardless of those sentiments, Milicic must be on your roster.


Rafer Alston, PG (HOU): In deep leagues, Alston -- a starting point guard -- has value. I might be in the minority, but I believe he has more than a little bit of value. For starters, with Alston, you never look at the game-to-game box scores. Just look at the overall averages. He's averaging 6.8 PPG, 4.6 APG, 3.1 RPG, 1.0 SPG and he's making about one three-pointer per game. I don't know why everyone is so down on him, but he chips in across the board.

Damien Wilkins, F (SEA): Through nine games this year, Wilkins is doing 14.2 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 2.6 APG, and 1.4 threes per game. He's mostly a scorer and although that's a cheap commodity, he's one of the guys who can fill it up. He's scored in double figures in all but two games and is averaging just under 32 minutes -- both good signs.

Sean Williams, F/C (NJ): After receiving a career-high 29 minutes on Wednesday night, Williams responded with career highs in a few stat categories. We knew he could block and he notched four blocks. He added 14 points, seven rebounds and a steal. Williams was an outstanding shot blocker in college and he has been stellar so far this year. He has 12 blocks in 83 minutes, which averages out to about three blocks per 20 minutes. The way he's played so far this season, he likely will be hovering around at least 20 minutes per game, which makes him a good source for blocks. With Jamal Magloire/Jason Collins being his competition, he could be starting soon.

Daniel Gibson, G (CLE): There's no way I can give Gibson a pass on his nickname -- Boobie. Boobie flashed some nice cleavage in the 2007 playoffs when he proved to be a quality secondary scoring option to LeBron James. Now he's continuing the show. In nine games, he's averaging over 32 minutes, which is probably the best sign you want to see from a guy who came off the bench last year. Boobie is scoring 12.2 PPG but is an excellent source for threes. He's averaging just under three per game and is shooting 58% from three-point land. 1.33 steals per game isn't exactly a handful, but it will help in that category. His other averages of 2.7 APG and 2.4 RPG leave some to be desired.


John Salmons, G/F (SAC): So Ron Artest made his return on Wednesday night and Smoked Salmons was the guy who got the shaft. Salmons minutes dropped to 27, after he was averaging nearly 40 per game before that. He'll likely stay in the mix but with shorter minutes, his value curtails. Keep an eye on the situation to see if the Kings try to move Artest by the trade deadline.

Damon Stoudamire, G (MEM): Although Mighty Mouse had a great training camp/preseason, and really fended off both of the Grizzlies last first-round picks, Mike Conley Jr. and Kyle Lowry, but his minutes have continued to diminish since the start of the season. If the team was winning with Stoudamire running the show, he'd suck up the minutes. But given their 2-6 record, it makes sense to develop the youngsters. He's played just under 15 minutes per game in his last three outings and it is just a matter of time before he hits the bench in favor of Conley Jr. and Lowry.