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    NBA Who's Hot, Who's Not - February 6th

    Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - We're about a week and a half from the mid-point of this shortened 2011-12 NBA fantasy season. This is a good time to take an overview of your roster, evaluate its strengths and weaknesses and make the necessary changes for a big second half and a shot at the league championship.

    Hot

    Paul Pierce, Boston - Pierce stepped up his game when Celtics guards Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo were sidelined by injury. Both have returned, but Pierce hasn't slowed down, averaging 22.3 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 6.3 apg over the last six games. He contributes to every fantasy category and the only concern is that he plays too many minutes and wears down, His 34-year-old body has logged almost 1,100 games and over 38,000 minutes during his 14-year, Hall of Fame quality career.

    Drew Gooden, Milwaukee - Backing up Andrew Bogut, Gooden is a fantasy non- factor. But Bogut, a former No.1 overall pick in 2005, hasn't played a full schedule since his rookie season so a "handcuffing" strategy with Gooden has worked out well. In the 11 games Gooden has started he's averaging 16.6 ppg, 7.9 rpg and 2.1 apg. Bogut's latest injury is expected to keep him out 2-3 months, so Gooden should pay of handsomely.

    Anderson Varejao, Cleveland - Varejao is playing some of the best ball of his career this season. He's on pace to set personal best marks in points (10.8), rebounds (11.9), assists (1.8) and steals (1.3). Over the past two weeks he's been even better, averaging 13.1 ppg, 13.9 rpg and 2.1 apg.

    Tyreke Evans, Sacramento - After a slow start, Evans is rounding into form. He averaged 14.0 ppg in December, 17.6 ppg in January and is currently hitting for 22.0 ppg in February. He's turning into a bit of a ball hog, which isn't what you want on your "real" team, but it's exactly what you need from your fantasy starters.

    Other hot players; Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City; Joakim Noah, Chicago; Jason Thompson, Sacramento.

    Cold

    Carmelo Anthony, New York - Anthony may have been voted onto the East's All- Star starting lineup, but his statistics are dropping with each passing month. He averaged 25.0 ppg in December, 23.3 ppg in January and 21.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg and 4.0 apg in February. During those three February games he's shot just 39.2% from the field and an ugly .167 from three-point range. He's too good a player to continue to slide, but beware that a possible coaching change could effect Anthony and the Knicks' up tempo style of play.

    Monta Ellis, Golden State - Ellis has been consistently inconsistent this season. He's poured in 30 or more points five times, but also scored 15 points or less five times, including three of the past five games. He's averaging over three minutes less than he did in his breakout 2009 campaign which has also hurt him numbers. Ellis is shooting just 42.0% from the field and 25.6% from beyond the arc. If I could still get second-round value for him in a deal (Yahoo preseason ADP 14), I'd probably pull the trigger.

    Ty Lawson, Denver - Lawson got the season off to a quick start, but has struggled over the past two weeks averaging just 14.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg and 5.0 apg. He's been dealing with an ankle injury that slowed him, but that is now behind him and he should return to earlier production levels. No need to panic here.

    Other cold players; Stephen Jackson, Milwaukee; Jose Calderon, Toronto; Byron Mullens.

    Comments? Criticism? Applause? Contact Steve Schwarz at sschwarz@sportsnetwork.com.

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    Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

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      St Pete pet shelter reminds about vaccination Video included

      Updated:

      Natalia Lima from Friends of Strays brought Vixen by the studio to remind us of the importance of vaccinating your pets. More>>

      • Great Stuff

      Pinellas deputy who broke up beach fight tells how he did it Video included

      Updated:

      Pinellas County Sheriff's deputy Sgt. Bryan Bingham went viral a few weeks ago when a video surfaced of him breaking up a fight on St. Pete Beach. More>>

      New centre opens doors to business women in Tampa Bay Video included

      Updated:

      Florida ranks fourth in the country for the number of women-owned businesses, contributing $77.4 billion to the state's economy. More>>

      Enter to win tickets to Nitro Jam

      The Great 38 is giving tickets to Nitro Jam. Enter below for your chance to win. More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | March 14-15 Video included

      Updated:

      See 8 fun events happening in Tampa Bay this weekend! More>>

      News Now: Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

      Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week

      Updated:

      We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
      More>>

      USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

      Tournament to honor Spring Hill firefighter

      Updated:

      In 2010, James Santella, a firefighter from Spring Hill, started having trouble putting his gear on. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
      More>>

      Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast 'Youth of the Year'

      Updated:

      Boys and Girls Clubs play a vital role in communities across the country. Here in the Bay Area, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast serve as a safe place for local kids to learn and grow. Each year, they select somebody who promotes service to the club and shows strong moral character and academic success as their Youth of the Year. Recently, Kassindjaa Montague was given this honor. She sits down with Jenn to tell us her story. More>>

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