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Roundup of NBA News: Love Lost Weight, Carter to Be Cut, Bynum Improves

by on Dec.05, 2011, under Free agents, Injuries, Quick hits

The quickly approaching Dec. 25 start to the somewhat unexpected 2011-12 NBA season means fantasy owners are like students cramming for a big exam. Here are a few tidbits to help you ace your drafts:

  • Kevin Love

    Love will have to lift less weight off the ground when grabbing 'bounds this season. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

    Kevin Love is reportedly “25 pounds lighter than when he left following last season.” This bodes well for his ability to maintain, if not exceed, his stellar fantasy value from last season. I can’t see any reason why Love would fall out of the top five spots in any fantasy basketball draft this season.

 

  • Vince Carter is expected to be waived by the Phoenix Suns, which opens up the door (as expected) for Jared Dudley to step in and start. In 15 starts last season, Dudley averaged 51.8% FG, 77% FT, 1.7 3PTM, 16.3 Pts, 5.9 Reb, 2.2 Ast, 2.1 Stl, 0.5 Blk, 1.2 TO. In the 65 games he played (15 of which he started, 50 of which he came off the bench) from Dec. 2, 2010, through the end of last season, Dudley put up top 80 value. Call him a sleeper if you want, but Dudley should’ve already been on your radars. He’ll be a bargain if he falls into the last quarter of your draft. Carter, meanwhile, could land on a team in need of a SG, but don’t be fooled — his days of being a reliably productive fantasy asset are over. (continue reading…)
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Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Phoenix Suns

by on Oct.18, 2011, under Team analysis

Steve Nash, Marcin Gortat, Jared Dudley

The man in the middle is the one to watch this season. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Depth chart:
PG: Steve Nash, Aaron Brooks**, Zabian Dowdell
SG: Jared Dudley, Vince Carter, Mickael Pietrus
SF: Grant Hill*, Josh Childress
PF: Channing Frye, Hakim Warrick, Markieff Morris, Gani Lawal
C: Marcin Gortat, Robin Lopez, Garrett Siler

* unrestricted free agent
** restricted free agent (continue reading…)

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Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 3.24.11

by on Mar.24, 2011, under Quick hits

Dorell Wright

Wright has become an overnight celebrity. Cue Twista. (NBA.com)

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

Beast of the Night: Dorell Wright put up 32 points, five rebounds, six assists, three steals, one block and three three-pointers made. He shot 67 percent (14-21) from the field, 75 percent (3-4) from the free-throw line and had one turnover. While Wright’s field-goal percentage is usually his Achilles heel, it was clearly no problem last night. His surge into fantasy superstardom is astounding. Owners shouldn’t expect to see him last too long on draft boards next fall.

Lines for Discussion:
Kris Humphries: 6-14 FG (43%), 6-6 FT (100%), 18 Pts, 23 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk, 3 TO

Danny Granger: 11-19 FG (58%), 9-11 FT (82%), 2 threes, 33 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 1 TO (continue reading…)

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Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 3.14.11 (Weekend Recap)

by on Mar.14, 2011, under Quick hits

Monta Ellis

Ellis was put up big-time numbers in big-time minutes this past weekend. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

Weekend Wonder: Monta Ellis averaged 27.5 points, four rebounds, eight assists, 2.5 steals, one block and 3.5 threes in his two games over the weekend.  He shot 54 percent from the field, 86 percent from the line and averaged 3.5 turnovers in that stretch. Ellis hit a career-high seven three-pointers and played all 53 minutes of an overtime victory over the Magic on Friday night. He has been a top-15 stud all season long and has held up well despite playing heavy minutes once again.

Lines for Discussion:
Kris Humphries (3/11): 8-8 FG (100%), 3-3 FT (100%), 19 Pts, 20 Reb, 1 Stl, 4 TO

Dorell Wright (3/11): 12-17 FG (71%), 8 threes, 32 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 TO (continue reading…)

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2010-11 Fantasy week 21 preview

by on Mar.13, 2011, under Quick hits

Tyler Hansbrough

You'd be psycho not to go and grab Hansbrough off the waiver wire. (NBA.com)

Game watch:
4 games: BOS, DAL, DEN, GS, HOU, IND, LAC, MIA, NJ, NY, OKC, PHI, PHO, POR, SAC, WAS
3 games: ATL, CHA, CHI, CLE, DET, LAL, MEM, MIL, MIN, NO, ORL, SA, TOR, UTA

Waiver-wire watch:

  • Tyler Hansbrough: starting gig appears secure, averaging 17.7 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals so far this month
  • Chase Budinger: doing good things with his starting job, putting up 14.7 points, four rebounds, 2.2 assists, one steal and 1.3 threes per game this month
  • Nenad Krstic: averaging 15.4 points and 7.4 rebounds in March, making him worth a definite look if you need a big man (continue reading…)
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