NBA fantasy basketball owners are always looking for players that can help in areas other than what is expected. Point guards that can rebound or shooting guards that can help on defense are just a couple of examples.
Here is a look at guards around the league that help in more ways than one, and owners who are wise will try to trade for these players before their league deadline.
Kyle Lowry was expected to have a big year after a move to Toronto, but his game has jumped to another level with the Raptors as the young point guard is averaging six rebounds and .5 blocks per game. Lowry has had injury concerns already this season, and that makes him a good candidate for a trade with an unsuspecting owner who needs help in other areas.
Kemba Walker is having a breakout season for Charlotte in 2012, and the Bobcats guard can help fantasy basketball owners with rebounds and blocks as well. Walker is averaging nearly four rebounds per game to go along with his 16.6 points and nearly six assists, which makes this youngster a must-have for fantasy owners.
One of the subtleties of NBA fantasy basketball is finding help where least expected, and these two guards fit that example. While it's not always easy finding players like these to help a roster, a little research can give owners the help they need during the long 2012-13 season.