GET GREEN IN FASTASY BASKETBALL

The converse affect of Thornton being traded away is that Willie Green should get even more minutes; he was already getting increased run lately, posting averages of 17.0 points and 1.4 3s per game in 32.4 minutes over his past five contests.

After his minutes hovered around 20 per game for much of the season, he's averaging 27.4 in February, a number that should increase with Thornton out of the picture. His scoring average of 13.3 points per game this month easily eclipses his mark in any other month, and he should be able to maintain that pace, with at least a 3-pointer per game to boot.

Green's situation has improved greatly over the past week, so look to add him in deeper leagues if you need points.