The All-Star break is often a great opportunity for fantasy basketball players to get healthy. It may only be a couple days, but it does wonders for the longevity of players down the stretch. So while you sit around and watch the All-Star game, here are a couple players that will be retuning from injury next week.
PG Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs – Parker missed San Antonio’s last game before the turn in order to rest. It was the third time the All-Star has sat out a game in the last 13 contests and he has suddenly been plagued by injuries. He has been bothered by back, knee, and shin injuries as of late and they all have taken on a toll on the superstar. Parker will return next week for fantasy fans, but his availability will be in question for the remainder of the year.
PG Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets – Lawson is having an unbelievable fantasy season, as he is posting 18 points/8.8 assists/3.5 rebounds per game. He has been sidelined recently with a fractured rib and will be out through the All-Star break, but the point guard should be able to return to the court next week.
SG Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs – Leonard has been out since January 22nd with a broken hand, but he is finally ready to get back to work. Leonard will be back on the floor either Tuesday or Wednesday, so fantasy fans should plan accordingly.
PF Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers – Gasol has missed several weeks with a nagging groin injury, but recent reports have the forward returning for the team’s first game after the turn against the Houston Rockets. The veteran was producing like fantasy stud before his injury (17 points/10.2 rebounds) and should be able to walk back into starting fantasy lineups upon his return.