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NBA Barometer: Who's Trending Up in Week 18?

Juan Carlos Blanco

Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports for close to 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, and the NFL for Rotowire.com, including serving as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' beat writer. He has previously written for KFFL.com and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports.

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Trending Up

Rajon Rondo, NOP: Rondo went through a rough mid-January-to-early February stretch that saw him post single digits across the stat sheet in 10 straight games before being demoted to a second-unit role. However, there appears to be a turnaround in the works, as Rondo is averaging 13.0 points (on 56.3 percent shooting, 8.2 assists and 5.0 rebounds in his last five games. He also dished out 13 assists in the game prior to that stretch, and with his resurgence essentially coinciding with the onset of DeMarcus Cousinsí absence, itís likely indicative of the type of production heíll be capable of providing down the stretch.

Isaiah Thomas, LAL: Of all the pieces moved during the Cavaliersí massive deadline makeover, Thomas may ultimately benefit the most, at least from a fantasy perspective. Thomas makes the leap from a club ranked middle-of-the-pa

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