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The NBA Lockout Is Over: What Does It Mean for Fantasy Basketball?

by on Nov.26, 2011, under Other

By now you’ve surely heard or read that the NBA lockout is all but over. This is, of course, fantastic news.

Internet fist bumpNow the question is: What does this mean for fantasy basketball this season? (Boy, does it feel good to be able to write “this season” without a cynical smirk plastered on my face and a bitter tear in my eye.) We’ll delve deeper into the fallout through the coming weeks, but here’s a quick rundown of some of the important things to keep in mind for now: (continue reading…)

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Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Cleveland Cavaliers

by on Sep.21, 2011, under Team analysis

Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson

Irving and Thompson are probably headed for frustrating timeshares. (Gregory Shamus/NBAE/Getty Images)

Depth chart:
PG: Baron Davis, Kyrie Irving, Ramon Sessions
SG: Anthony Parker*, Daniel Gibson, Manny Harris
SF: Omri Casspi, Alonzo Gee, Christian Eyenga, Joey Graham
PF: Antawn Jamison, Tristan Thompson, Samardo Samuels, Luke Harangody
C: Anderson Varejao, Semih Erden, Ryan Hollins, Milan Macvan

* unrestricted free agent (continue reading…)

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10 Players I’d Pay to Leave My Fantasy Basketball Team

by on Aug.17, 2011, under Other

Greg "The Situation" Oden

This might make sense if you read this post.

Around this time last year this blog was kicking it with mock drafts and updates about the realm of fantasy basketball. This summer is different, for obvious reasons.

With the lockout in full swing and the fount of NBA news slowed to a muddy trickle by inane updates about which players are “considering” playing overseas, I’ve had more time to keep abreast of non-NBA news. One story that recently caught my eye was about Abercrombie & Fitch paying Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino not to wear its merchandise.

Before I proceed, I’ll admit that I’ve never been drunk enough mustered up enough courage to sit down and watch a single minute of a single episode of “Jersey Shore.” This means my low regard for Mr. Sorrentino is fueled by snippets I’ve seen on TV or read on the Internet, and by his awful delivery.

That said, this news story compelled me to ask myself a question: Which players would I (figuratively) pay to not be on my fantasy basketball team?

Thus, a blog post was born.

Assuming an act of God forced me to miss my next fantasy basketball draft, here are 10 players I’d “pay” to leave my team if the dreaded auto-draft pooped them onto my roster. Following each player’s blurb is a series of “Situations” reflecting how badly I’d want these players off my team. (continue reading…)

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Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 3.9.11

by on Mar.09, 2011, under Quick hits

Dwyane Wade

No one's shedding any tears for Wade or his fantasy owners this season. (NBA.com)

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

Beast of the Night: Dwyane Wade finished with 38 points, six rebounds, five assists, one steal, two blocks and two three-pointers in a losing cause. He shot 57 percent (12-21) from the field, 92 percent (12-13) from the free-throw line and had three turnovers. Wade has been a top-25 player this season, which is a far cry (pun intended) from his top-eight pick position in many drafts last fall.

Lines for Discussion:
Brandon Jennings: 10-20 FG (50%), 3 threes, 23 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 TO

Andrew Bogut: 7-13 FG (54%), 0-2 FG (0%), 14 Pts, 9 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 TO (continue reading…)

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Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 3.7.11 (Weekend Recap)

by on Mar.07, 2011, under Quick hits

Brook Lopez

Lopez should stay in London. (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

Weekend Wonder: Brook Lopez had himself a bloody good weekend in London, where he averaged 29.5 points, eight rebounds, two assists and 5.5 blocks in two games against the Raptors. He shot 61 percent from the field, 82 percent from the free-throw line and averaged 2.5 turnovers in his stint overseas. Lopez’s owners probably wish the Nets would play more games across the pond, but they should just take this and savor it while they can. Ideally, this will give the big man some momentum heading into this last stretch of fantasy basketball.

Lines for Discussion:
Andre Iguodala (3/4): 7-13 FG (54%), 6-6 FT (100%), 2 threes, 22 Pts, 10 Reb, 13 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO

Jeff Green (3/4): 8-11 FG (73%), 5-5 FT (100%), 21 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Stl, 3 TO (continue reading…)

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