As exciting as All-Star Weekend was, it feels like the break will never end! As we continue to bide our time until Thursday and the return of games, let's answer a few fantasy basketball questions. If you have a question that you'd like answered in next week's column, reach out to me on Twitter @rotomikebarner.
While the Wizards hope that Hachimura is a big part of their future, his fantasy value isn't very appealing right now. He's basically only going to help in two categories, which are points and rebounds. Even there he's not a major contributor with averages of 13.9 points and six rebounds. His season averages of 1.5 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.2 blocks don't make him a great option.
Beasley, on the other hand, might have found himself in an ideal situation after being traded to the Timberwolves. He already looked to be in line for a significant boost in playing time since he was likely going to start at shooting guard with his new team after being buried on the Nuggets' depth chart. To further tilt the scales in his favor, Karl-Anthony Towns (wrist) is expected to miss multiple games coming out of the All-Star break.
Since the Timberwolves are already out of the playoff hunt, expect them to be very cautious with Towns' injury. His absence opens up the door for D'Angelo Russell and Beasley to now