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Top 10 Fantasy Basketball Underperformers in 2011-12

by on Dec.21, 2011, under Quick hits

Kobe Bryant

You're not one of those people who still drafts Kobe in the first round, are you? (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

It’s time to get grinchy, which is a good thing.

We need some salt to cut through all the sweetness of discussions about sleepers, up-and-comers and late-round steals. So, to that end, below is a quick list of the five NBA players most likely to fall short of meeting their expected values heading into this season, the inherent value of their name or whatever residual impressions of value they’ve carried over from last season in some owners’ minds.

You can read the full article about the top five underperformers over at DimeMag.com. Below is just a list of the names with brief explanations — along with five bonus names, just for this blog’s readers.

See, even the Grinch values its audience. (continue reading…)

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Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 New York Knicks

by on Oct.12, 2011, under Team analysis

Carmelo Anthony

'Melo vaults into first-round status thanks to that fantasy-friendly offense in New York. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Depth chart:
PG: Chauncey Billups, Toney Douglas, Anthony Carter*
SG: Landry Fields, Iman Shumpert, Andy Rautins, Roger Mason*
SF: Carmelo Anthony, Shawne Williams*, Bill Walker
PF: Amar’e Stoudemire, Jared Jeffries*, Shelden Williams*, Renaldo Balkman, Derrick Brown**
C: Ronny Turiaf, Josh Harrellson, Jerome Jordan

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

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NBA Player Stats: 2004-2011

by on Oct.05, 2011, under Other

Kevin Garnett, Minnesota

Youngsters might not remember, but back in Minnesota, KG was one B.A.M.F. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Reddit is a wonderful thing. Reddit’s r/NBA subreddit just makes it even wonderfuller.

User Browsing_From_Work recently posted a spreadsheet including all NBA player stats from 2004-2011, scraped from NBA.com. Go have fun with it. (The best way to play with the data is to go to “File” –> “Download as” –> “Excel,” then sort and fiddle to your heart’s content.)

Using that data, here are the 10 most efficient individual player seasons from 2004-2011:

  1. LeBron James, 2009-10 (CLE): 32.42
  2. Kevin Garnett, 2004-05 (MIN): 31.96
  3. LeBron James, 2008-09 (CLE): 30.88
  4. Chris Paul, 2008-09 (NOH): 30.46
  5. LeBron James, 2007-08 (CLE): 30.33
  6. LeBron James, 2005-06 (CLE): 29.42
  7. Dwyane Wade, 2008-09 (MIA): 29.29
  8. Kevin Garnett, 2006-07 (MIN): 29.17
  9. Shawn Marion, 2005-06 (PHX): 28.85

Here are the 10 most efficient players in 2010-11:

  1. LeBron James (MIA): 28.58
  2. Kevin Love (MIN): 28.37
  3. Dwight Howard (ORL): 28.31
  4. Blake Griffin (LAC): 25.63
  5. Pau Gasol (LAL): 25.40
  6. Kevin Durant (OKC): 24.95
  7. Dwyane Wade (MIA): 24.78
  8. Amar’e Stoudemire (NYK): 24.59
  9. Zach Randolph (MEM): 24.43
  10. Dirk Nowitzki (DAL): 23.49

Do you notice any big names missing from these lists? What other interesting tidbits do you find in this data?

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Fantasy Trade Analysis: Carmelo Anthony To The Knicks

by on Feb.22, 2011, under Trades

Ty Lawson
While ‘Melo will get all the headlines, fantasy owners should know that the name to pay attention to in the aftermath of this deal is Ty Lawson. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

In the slightly tweaked words of Mary J. Blige, no more ‘Melodrama. It should come as a surprise to no one but the blindest Nets fan that Carmelo Anthony has finally landed in Manhattan to play for the New York Knicks. While the deal is awaiting league approval, and though some of these names will probably move again before Thursday’s trade deadline, here’s a quick look at the fantasy impact of this mega deal. To read my full thoughts on the fallout, head on over to DimeMag.com.

New York Knicks get: Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter, Renaldo Balkman and Corey Brewer

Fantasy impact:
↔ Carmelo Anthony

↑ Chauncey Billups

↔ Amar’e Stoudemire

↑ Ronny Turiaf (continue reading…)

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2010-11 NBA Fantasy All-Stars: Voting Results

by on Jan.27, 2011, under Quick hits

Yao Ming

There shall be no Yao Ming here. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

Now that the NBA has announced its All-Star starters for 2010-11, it’s our turn. In case you missed it, back in late December we posted our “ballots” for the 2010-11 NBA fantasy All-Stars. The idea behind this was, “If the NBA can have us vote on each season’s All-Stars, why can’t we do the same for fantasy basketball?” Well, the people have spoken.

It’s clear that some players earned the most votes based purely on their straight-up values so far this season. In other cases, the reasons were a bit less obvious. Some races were close, others were blowouts. Below is a rundown of the results, along with my own votes and brief comments. (continue reading…)

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