SleepersJanuary 10, 2008

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Sleeper Watch

By Adam Rizzo

So you didn’t get your hands on Mike Conley and you are still hurting in the assists category. Well don’t fret as there still may be a source of cheap assists on the waiver-wire for you. You may not have heard, but Chucky Atkins has suffered a sports hernia and will most likely be out the rest of the fantasy season. This means that Anthony Carter will step in as the point guard for the Denver Nuggets. Although not a flashy name by any means, he can get the job done.

In Carter’s 19 starts for the Nuggets season, he has averaged eight points, three rebounds, and six assists in just about thirty minutes of work. Carter has had 11 and 15 assists in two of his last three outings. On top of his tasty assist numbers, Carter also gives you some decent steals. He’s averaging a career high 1.6 steals a game this season and had a seven game stretch where he had at least one steal (average of over two a game in that time).

So if you’re still looking for a cheap source of assists, Carter could be that spark you’re looking for. With all-stars in Allen Iverson and Carmelo Anthony, a good 3-point option in JR Smith, and three post options in Marcus Camby, Nene, and Kenyon Martin, there are plenty of weapons for Carter to utilize in George Karl’s up-tempo offense.

Adam is graduating from UMass Amherst in May with a degree in Sports Management. Don't be afraid to IM him for any insight on fantasy sports, or you can catch up with him in the Cafe forums where he posts as Rizzo.
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