The Golden State Warriors suffered another devastating injury on Wednesday night when star point guard Steph Curry broke his hand in a loss to the Phoenix Suns. While the exact timetable for Curry's return isn't yet known, it's safe to assume he will be out between four and six weeks.
With that in mind, let's take a look at three fantasy basketball pickups to consider to help replace Curry in the coming weeks.
1. Devonte' Graham, PG, Charlotte Hornets
A fantasy basketball afterthought coming into the season, Devonte' Graham has turned in quite the impressive first week and a half of the season. Originally slated as the Hornets backup point guard, Graham is playing starter-level minutes (29.2 per game) and averaging 16.4 points per game (PPG), 7.6 assists per game (APG) and 3.0 rebounds per game (RPG). While those aren't exactly All-Star numbers, Graham has proven that he can contribute in many of the same areas as Curry does, especially if he keeps getting the type of burn he has so far. He's also owned in 32 percent of ESPN fantasy basketball leagues.
2. Dennis Schroder, PG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder finds himself in a somewhat cluttered backcourt this season in OKC with Chris Paul and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander both vying for big minutes, but Schroder has performed admirably in the 28.6 minutes per game he has played. The German-born point guard is averaging 14.6 PPG, 4.4 APG, 5.4 RPG and 1.4 steals per contest. He has the versatility to help your team in a number of categories, and while he might not give you the points or assists that Curry does, he can make up for it by contributing in other categories. Owned in 49 percent of ESPN fantasy leagues, there's a coin-flip chance you can snag him to replace Curry on your roster.
3. Collin Sexton, PG, Cleveland Cavaliers
What Colin Sexton lacks in assists and rebounds, he can make up for in points. The sophomore guard is averaging 17.5 PPG, including 18.0 PPG over the last week. He adds in 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game, while shooting a solid 40 percent from beyond the arc. Being one of the young centerpieces on a rebuilding Cavaliers team, Sexton is someone who can create his own shot and prove to be an efficient and effective scorer in an offense that lacks that from other players. Even if the Cavs aren't winning games, someone has to score points for them. Sexton, who is owned in 35 percent ESPN fantasy basketball leagues, seems to be one of the main contributors in the Cavaliers offense, making him a viable Curry replacement.
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