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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…)
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…)
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:
- LeBron James, 2009-10 (CLE): 32.42
- Kevin Garnett, 2004-05 (MIN): 31.96
- LeBron James, 2008-09 (CLE): 30.88
- Chris Paul, 2008-09 (NOH): 30.46
- LeBron James, 2007-08 (CLE): 30.33
- LeBron James, 2005-06 (CLE): 29.42
- Dwyane Wade, 2008-09 (MIA): 29.29
- Kevin Garnett, 2006-07 (MIN): 29.17
- Shawn Marion, 2005-06 (PHX): 28.85
Here are the 10 most efficient players in 2010-11:
- LeBron James (MIA): 28.58
- Kevin Love (MIN): 28.37
- Dwight Howard (ORL): 28.31
- Blake Griffin (LAC): 25.63
- Pau Gasol (LAL): 25.40
- Kevin Durant (OKC): 24.95
- Dwyane Wade (MIA): 24.78
- Amar’e Stoudemire (NYK): 24.59
- Zach Randolph (MEM): 24.43
- 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?
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
↔ Carmelo Anthony
↑ Chauncey Billups
↔ Amar’e Stoudemire
↑ Ronny Turiaf (continue reading…)
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…)