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Quick take: Amar’e Stoudemire to Knicks (poll)

by on Jul.06, 2010, under Free agents, Quick hits

Amar'e Stoudemire heads to the Knicks

Stoudemire's wallet is now this big -- but his fantasy value has shrunk. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

Amar’e Stoudemire is (almost officially) a New York Knick. The coveted big man is ready to put his signature on a five-year contract that will net him nearly $100 million. This clearly has implications for his fantasy value, which surged in the latter part of last season. While his wallet might have gotten a lot fatter, his fantasy value has done the opposite.

More in-depth analysis of this and other big free agency signings will come once contracts are made official after Thursday, but for now, here’s a quick rundown of why STAT will have a down fantasy season, with the current Knicks roster:

  • he won’t have a point guard who plays anywhere near the level of Steve Nash
  • he’ll have to adjust to playing with another point guard
  • defenses will be able to hone in on shutting him down on a thinner team than his former Suns
  • the clock continues to tick until his next serious injury
  • the looming threat of post-contract blues

What do you think? Is Stoudemire guaranteed to take a step back for fantasy owners this season, or is he set to finally take off in an offense that’s more centered around him? Let us know in the poll below. (continue reading…)

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2010 Free agents: ‘Volatility Index’

by on Jun.30, 2010, under Free agents

LeBron James NY

It's almost the hour that LeBron's been dreaming of for years. New York: get ready to be disappointed! (Flickr/david_shankbone)

It’s almost here. No, not Justin Bieber’s 18th birthday – the official start of this summer’s NBA free agency season, of course.

While many of us are probably ready to just get it all over with already, if you’re a fantasy addict you’re already thinking about how decisions made in the next few days will affect their draft positions in the fall.

Here’s a quick look at this blog’s very first and very own “Volatility Index.” Taking into account factors like probability of landing with certain teams and potential teammates next season, this is a list of projections about how volatile each of these key fantasy players are on the eve of free agency, along with a quick and dirty prediction of where each player will actually land. We’ll use a scale of 0 (fantasy value totally stable) to 10 (fantasy value totally unpredictable). (continue reading…)

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Daily fantasy recap: 3.22 (weekend wrap-up)

by on Mar.22, 2010, under Quick hits

Monta Ellis

No one stood in the way of Ellis this weekend. (AP Photo/Bahram Mark Sobhani)

[Read the full, original post at Dimemag.com]

Weekend Wonder: Monta Ellis averaged 33.5 points, 3.5 threes, 2.5 boards, 3.5 assists, 3 steals and 1.5 turnovers in two games. He shot 56 percent from the floor and 100 percent from the line during that stretch.

Noteworthy Lines:
Danilo Gallinari (3/19) – 6-12 FG (50%), 11-14 FT (79%), 2 3ptm, 25 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO

Brandon Jennings (3/19) – 12-28 FG (43%), 3-4 FT (75%), 8 3ptm, 35 Pts, 5 Reb, 8 Ast, 2 Stl, 4 TO

Amar’e Stoudemire (3/19) – 14-16 FG (88%), 16-18 FT (89%), 44 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk, 5 TO (continue reading…)

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Daily fantasy recap: 3.15 (weekend wrap-up)

by on Mar.15, 2010, under Quick hits

Stephen Curry

Curry bakes dinosaurs, too. (NBAE via Getty Images/Jack Arent)

[Read the full, original post at Dimemag.com]

Weekend Wonder: Stephen Curry ravaged the Raptors on Saturday with 35 points, 5 threes, 6 rebound, 10 assists, 4 steals and 1 block. He shot 62 percent (13-21) from the floor, 100 percent (4-4) from the line and had 2 turnovers. In fantasy terms, Curry is clearly the rookie of the year.

Noteworthy Lines:
Andre Iguodala (3/12) – 12-24 FG (50%), 5-9 FT (565), 1 3ptm, 30 Pts, 7 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO

Mike Miller (3/13) – 2-3 FG (67%), 4 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 TO

J.R. Smith (3/13) – 11-16 FG (69%), 1-2 FT (50%), 7 3ptm, 30 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast (continue reading…)

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Daily fantsy recap: 3.4

by on Mar.04, 2010, under Quick hits

LeBron James

Just another day in the office for James. (Getty Images/Jim McIsaac)

[Read the full, original post at Dimemag.com]

Beast of the Night: LeBron James put up 26 points, 7 rebounds, 14 dimes, 3 steals and 1 block in New Jersey. He shot 56 percent (10-18) from the field, 86 percent (6-7) from the line and had 3 turnovers. Though he’s averaging a career-high 8.6 assists per game this season, he’s also averaging 3.5 turnovers, his worst since his rookie season, not that anyone cares.

Noteworthy Lines:
Lou Williams – 11-15 FG (73%), 7-10 FT (70%), 1 3ptm, 30 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO

Tracy McGrady – 6-12 FG (50%), 7-8 FT (88%), 2 3ptm, 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 8 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk, 3 TO

Al Harrington – 10-17 FG (59%), 6 3ptm, 26 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 TO (continue reading…)

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