This week we look at the two players most affected by the absence of Shaquille O’Neal and Zydrunas Ilgauskas (11 games since Shaq hurt his thumb, including the game when the injury happened):J.J. Hickson: 11 games, 251 min (22.8/g), 44-87 FG (50.6%), 20-26 FT (76.9%), 58 reb (5.3/g) and 108 pts (9.8/g)Anderson Varejao: 11 games, 308 min (28.0/g), 57-77 FG (74.0%), 19-27 FT (69.2%), 91 reb (8.3/g) and 133 pts (12.1/g)Anderson Varejao has been getting the bulk of his recent minutes as the back-up center to J.J. Hickson. This has helped Mike Brown find him more minutes with the addition of Antawn Jamison. For the season Andy is averaging 29.1 minutes/game, so he is down 1 minute/game but his production is up 3+ points and 1 rebound per game. Hickson is playing 3+ more minutes per game and...

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