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Fantasy Basketball Roundtable: Our most shameful draft picks

by on Dec.02, 2010, under Other

Rashard Lewis

A scarlet number for Lewis and his shameful cohorts in this post. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

This week I have the distinct pleasure of hosting the Fantasy Basketball Roundtable. My prediction for this week’s discussion? In the words of the great Clubber Lang, “Pain.”

Since all the respondents are devoted fantasy basketball bloggers and supposed “experts” in this wonderful field of study, I thought it would be nice for our readers to get a glimpse into our amateur moments — to humanize us and make us more relatable, if we weren’t already. Little did I know how afflicted the answers would turn out to be. They read like a series of tear-soaked letters from spurned lovers recounting regrettable romances that have all gone awry and ended in soul-crushing heartbreaks. Without further ado, here is the pointed question I put to our panel of fantasy basketball authorities:

Who has turned out to be your most shameful draft pick?

Get those handkerchiefs ready. Here are the dismal responses, with the shameful players’ names in red: (continue reading…)

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Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 12.1.10

by on Dec.01, 2010, under Quick hits

Danny Granger

This is how Granger's owners are feeling -- so far. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

Beast of the Night: Danny Granger crowned the Kings with 37 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block and 3 threes last night. He shot 63 percent (12-19) from the field, 91 percent (10-11) from the line and had four turnovers. Despite the talk of cutting back his minutes, Granger is playing about a minute more per game and has mostly maintained his averages from last season.

Lines for Discussion:
Anderson Varejao: 7-12 FG (58%), 2-3 FT (67%), 16 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 TO

Nicolas Batum: 0-4 FG (0%), 2-2 FT (100%), 2 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 TO (continue reading…)

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Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 11.18.10

by on Nov.18, 2010, under Quick hits

Kobe Bryant, Ron Artest, Pau Gasol

It's good times for the Lakers, Kobe and his fantasy owners. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

Beast of the Night: Kobe Bryant had a very efficient night, finishing with 33 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals, while hitting 3 threes in just three quarters of work against the Pistons. He shot 55 percent (11-20) from the field, 100 percent (8-8) from the free-throw line and had 3 turnovers. Despite playing nearly six fewer minutes per game, Black Mamba is averaging more threes, rebounds and free-throw attempts (along with a higher free-throw percentage) per game.

Lines for Discussion:
Evan Turner: 3-8 FG (38%), 5-6 FT (83%), 11 Pts, 12 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 TO

Chris Bosh: 12-17 FG (71%), 11-11 FT (100%), 35 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl (continue reading…)

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Team analysis: Sacramento Kings

by on Sep.08, 2010, under Team analysis

DeMarcus Cousins

Could this be the year of Cousins? (Kings.com)

Depth chart:
PG: Beno Udrih, Pooh Jeter, Luther Head*, Donald Sloan
SG: Tyreke Evans, Francisco Garcia, Antoine Wright
SF: Omri Casspi, Donte Greene
PF: DeMarcus Cousins, Carl Landry, Darnell Jackson
C: Samuel Dalembert, Jason Thompson, Hassan Whiteside

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Tyreke Evans – G (Rd. 3-4): 22 Pts, 1 three, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1.5 Stl
Carl Landry – F (Rd. 9-10): 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl
DeMarcus Cousins – F/C (Rd. 9-11): 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk
Samuel Dalembert – C (Rd. 9-11): 9 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Blk
Beno Udrih – PG (Rd. 10-11): 13 Pts, 1 three, 6.5 Ast, 1.5 Stl
Jason Thompson – F/C (Rd. 11+):  8 Pts, 6 Reb
Omri Casspi – G/F (Rd. 13+): 10 Pts, 1.5 threes
Donte Greene – G/F (Rd. 13+): 8 Pts, 1 three, 1 Blk
Francisco Garcia – G/F (Rd. 13+): 8 Pts, 1.5 threes

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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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