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2010-11 Fantasy week 7 preview

by on Dec.05, 2010, under Quick hits

Beno Udrih

Guess who got his starting job back? This guy. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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

Waiver-wire watch:

  • Josh McRoberts: putting up solid numbers across the board lately, playing minutes at center
  • Shane Battier: has blocked at least one shot in 15 straight games, playing well lately
  • Marvin Williams: worth a look so long as Joe Johnson is out
  • Larry Sanders: worth a look if you need blocks in a deep league
  • Glen Davis: has been solid for most of the season (continue reading…)
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Team analysis: Toronto Raptors

by on Sep.06, 2010, under Team analysis

Andrea Bargnani

Il Mago ("the magician" in Italian) will have to pull out all his tricks this season as the unquestioned man-of-the-hour in Toronto. (bargnani.com)

Depth chart:
PG: Jose Calderon, Jarrett Jack, Marcus Banks
SG: DeMar DeRozan, Leandro Barbosa
SF: Linas Kleiza, Sonny Weems, Julian Wright
PF: Amir Johnson, Ed Davis, Reggie Evans, Joey Dorsey
C: Andrea Bargnani, David Andersen, Solomon Alabi

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Andrea Bargnani – F/C (Rd. 3-4): 20 Pts, 1.5 threes, 7 Reb, 1.5 Blk
Jose Calderon – PG (Rd. 9-11): 11 Pts, 1 three,  6 Ast
Jarrett Jack – G (Rd. 9-11): 13 Pts, 1 three, 5 Ast
Leandro Barbosa – G (Rd. 10-12): 14 Pts, 1.5 threes, 1 Stl
Linas Kleiza – G/F (Rd. 10-12): 12 Pts, 1.5 threes, 4.5 Reb
DeMar DeRozan – G/F (Rd. 10-12): 10 Pts, 1 Stl
Amir Johnson – PF (Rd. 12+): 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Blk
Ed Davis – PF (Rd. 13+): 5 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Blk (continue reading…)

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2010-11 Fantasy basketball mock draft w/ Weakside Help: Round 11

by on Aug.11, 2010, under Mock drafts

Mario Chalmers

If you don't recognize this dude, it's time to start learning the name "Mario Chalmers." You'll be seeing him a lot on TV this season. (Keith Allison/Flickr)

The pickings are getting slimmer than than Fatboy — or Shady — or Carlos. (Ouch, 0-for-3.)

I’m already getting teary over the fact that we’re nearing the end of this delightful mocking adventure but there’s still work to be done, so let’s truck on, friends.

Concerning Luol Deng vs. Rashard “the hack” Lewis, it appears that things have nearly evened out. Regardless of the outcome, I’m glad Henry and I will have this trifling scuffle to keep track of throughout the season.

We’re not working with all that much in these parts, but what we have are a bunch of players who, like Henry said in round 10, have shots at making some serious comebacks. The rest of the picks basically force you to choose between the known and the unknown. The risks are certainly mitigated down in the last three rounds, but a steal down here will draw the ire and admiration of your opponents.

For you naughty ones who have to catch up, here are round oneround tworound threeround fourround fiveround sixround sevenround eight, round nine and round 10.

Now, onward to the almighty round 11: (continue reading…)

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Quick takes: Wade, Bosh in Miami, Boozer in Chicago

by on Jul.07, 2010, under Free agents, Quick hits

Dwyane Wade

Wade is staying in Miami and he'll have a very capable sidekick in Bosh. Will the duo become a trio by Thursday evening? (Keith Allison/Flickr)

Two-thirds of the dream trio that has been the recipient of so much attention this summer have finally decided on their future.

Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh announced today that they plan to sign with the Miami Heat.

From a fantasy standpoint, it’s not all that exciting — yet. It’s too early to jump to concrete conclusions on Wade and Bosh’s values next season, since we don’t know who else will (or will not) sign with their squad. As it stands, the Heat only have Wade, Bosh, Mario Chalmers and Michael Beasley on its payroll. If they fill out that roster with a bunch of minor role players, Wade and Bosh remain fantasy studs, though their stats might take a slight baby step back.

If, however, Wade and Bosh are joined by LeBron James, all three dudes will see their values take a material hit. (continue reading…)

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