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Fantasy hoops weekly rankings: Nuggets, Thunder among teams to build around

Chris Paul and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander are in for a big week with the Thunder playing four games. Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images

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You're in a weekly transaction league, and you need to decide by Monday evening what your starting lineup will be for the week. Should you consider sitting usual impact starters Khris Middleton or Devonte' Graham? Or perhaps starting someone like Ish Smith or Joe Harris who might generally be on your bench, perhaps even your waiver wire?

As pointed out in the Forecaster this week, there are an eye-popping 20 teams with four games, eight with three games and two with only two. The "potentially sittable" list contains almost every Hornets and Bucks player due to their sparse schedules. Giannis Antetokounmpo is the one exception because he averages so many points that he still ranks near the top 50 for the week despite playing only two games.

Karl-Anthony Towns is still the player to most closely watch going into next week. He continues to be listed as day-to-day, but reportedly the issue now is illness because his knee is reportedly better.

Another to watch is Kawhi Leonard, who fell from fifth to 30th in the rankings because the Clippers have a back-to-back and four games overall next week. With load management, it is unlikely that he plays in all four of those games.

Check out the list of guys who stood out in one direction or the other below, and for more detail see the complete rankings.