Didier Mbenga

C / New York Knicks / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None

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  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Knicks waive D.J. Mbenga, Orlando Sanchez

    The Knicks have waived D.J. Mbenga and Orlando Sanchez Friday. Neither player traveled with the team Friday, and were let go. Sanchez was with St. John's last season. Mbenga didn't factor into the team's long-term plans.

  • Mbenga signs to play in China

    News: Center D.J. Mbenga has agreed to a deal to play professional basketball in China. Mbenga is playing with Qingdao.
    Analysis: Mbenga is joining Tracy McGrady in China and is unlikely to return this season. He has no Fantasy value at this time.
  • Mbenga to see more run?

    News: The Hornets will be without starting center Emeka Okafor for 1-3 weeks with an injury and the team will have to turn elsewhere for low-post production. The Hornets had Aaron Gray coming back early from his own injury to help out. The other possibilities in the post are D.J. Mbenga, David Andersen and Jason Smith, who started and played quite well. Coach Monty Williams did not detail how he planned to use each prior to Tuesday's game against the Wizards but Mbenga only played three minutes. He only had one rebound as his only discernible stat.
    Analysis: Mbenga is a 7-footer from Zaire and he's 30 years old already. Only averaging 8.1 minutes per game this season, Mbenga averages 1.2 points, 2.3 rebounds and almost a block per game. Those stats have a chance to rise in the short term, but we doubt it will be enough for him to start garnering Fantasy viability. Leave him on waivers.
  • Mbenga no longer in the mix

    News: The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Hornets C D.J. Mbenga has lost his spot in the rotation to Aaron Gray. Mbenga hasn't played since Dec. 31. "D.J. just knows he has to be ready when his time is called, but Aaron has been pretty good for us,'' coach Monty Williams said. "He's got a lot better understanding of what we want to do, he knows all of our sets, and he's big. He didn't play all year, but he kept working and is a good soldier.''
    Analysis: Mbenga is in his seventh NBA season and has never played more than 49 games in any single campaign. He is now the third-string big man in the Big Easy and should continue to be ignored in Fantasy play for the time being.
  • Mbenga quiet in return

    News: Hornets center D.J. Mbenga logged 12 minutes on Friday night against the Thunder after missing two straight games with a stomach virus. He missed both of his shots from the field and grabbed just one rebound. Mbenga would add one block in the Hornets' 92-97 loss.
    Analysis: Mbenga isn't exactly a big contributor for New Orleans, even when healthy. He nothing more than a backup center and can be ignored in all Fantasy formats. He's not owned in any CBSSports.com leagues for a reason.
  • Mbenga misses time

    News: New Orleans center D.J. Mbenga (stomach virus) missed his second straight game Wednesday as the Hornets routed Detroit, 93-74. Mbenga, who is averaging 1.0 points per game and 1.9 rebounds per game, has logged more than 10 minutes in just five contests this season.
    Analysis: Mbenga's Fantasy value will be the same whether he is in the lineup or not for the Hornets: non-existent. His current ownership in CBS leagues should be indicative of the number of rosters he should be on -- zero.
  • Mbenga under the weather

    News: Hornets C D.J. Mbenga was held out of Sunday's game against the Spurs in San Antonio. The team announced that he is dealing with a stomach virus.
    Analysis: Mbenga is considered day-to-day, but most Fantasy owners will not even realize he was missing. He is not a featured part of the team's rotation and is not in a position to put up significant numbers. He should be left off rosters until further notice.
  • Mbenga signed by Hornets

    News: The New Orleans Hornets signed 7-foot center D.J. Mbenga. He was a free agent after playing 49 games for the Los Angeles Lakers last season. He averaged 2.1 points and 1.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles and had his first career double-double against the Hornets early last season with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
    Analysis: Mbenga also played in three games during the 2010 playoffs, averaging 1.7 points and 1.7 rebounds. As well as playing for the Belgian national squad, Mbenga was with Dallas from 2004-07, Golden State for part of the 2007-08 season and then the Lakers from 2008-10. As a backup, he isn't expect enough playing time to be useful in Fantasy.
  • Mbenga remains out for Lakers

    News: Lakers C D.J. Mbenga (eye) remained out on Monday for Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Jazz. He has not played since the Lakers' first-round playoff series after undergoing laser eye surgery.
    Analysis: Mbenga played only 7.2 minutes a game for the Lakers this season, averaging 2.1 points and 1.8 rebounds. He's merely a big body at the end of the bench, and will have little if any Fantasy value heading into 2010/11.
  • Mbenga held out of Game 5

    News: Lakers C D.J. Mbenga, who had a second laser surgery on his eye to repair two retinal holes on Sunday, did not play during Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Thunder.
    Analysis: It is not certain when Mbenga will return, but his presence is not going to deter Los Angeles' playoff hopes. Mbenga averaged less than 10 minutes per game during the regular season and was just a fresh body to spell some starters. Mbenga will have pretty much no Fantasy value on Draft Day 2010.
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