NBA Mailbag: Prepping for the Stretch Run
NBA Mailbag: Prepping for the Stretch Run

It's crunch time in fantasy basketball with many leagues already having started their playoffs or about to next week. That can make for some tough decisions, but never fear, I'm here to help. Let's get to this week's submissions for the mailbag column and see if we can bring home some championships. If you have a question that you'd like answered in next week's column, reach out to me on Twitter @rotomikebarner.

If you can only keep one of them, who do you pick for the rest of the season: Jarrett Allen or DeAndre Jordan? - @CoreyDeMoss

The Nets' center situation had trouble written all over it entering the season. The Nets were able to lure Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to join the team over the summer, but both players reportedly pushed for Jordan to be added, as well. Even though the Nets already had a promising young center like Allen in the fold, they did bring in Jordan, likely to help cement their deals with Durant and Irving.

Coach Kenny Atkinson did flip back and forth between starting Allen and Jordan at the beginning of the season, but he made the move to Allen being the regular starter after only six games. However, with Atkinson now gone, the first move that interim coach Jacque Vaughn made was to start Jordan over Allen. That resulted in Allen playing only 19 minutes off the bench Sunday against the Bulls.

Meanwhile, Jordan recorded 11 points, 15 rebounds, four assists and three

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Mike Barner
Mike started covering fantasy sports in 2007, joining RotoWire in 2010. In 2018, he was a finalist for the 2018 FSWA Basketball Writer of the Year award. In addition to RotoWire, Mike has written for Sportsline, Sports Illustrated, DK Live, RealTime Fantasy Sports, Lineup Lab and KFFL.com.
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