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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 diagnosis: 4.5 (weekend wrap-up)

by on Apr.05, 2010, under Other

David Lee

Lee was downright mean this past weekend and had one of the more gargantuan triple-doubles this season. (Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

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

Weekend Wonder: David Lee averaged 33 points, 15 rebounds, 7 assists, 0.5 steals and 1 block in two games. One of those games was a monstrous 37/20/10 line against the Warriors on Friday. Lee shot 58 percent from the field and 93 percent from the line in those outings.

Noteworthy Lines:
Taj Gibson (4/2) – 7-13 FG (54%), 14 Pts, 16 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 4 Blk, 1 TO

Anthony Morrow (4/2) – 16-23 FG (70%), 3 3ptm, 35 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Stl, 1 TO

Andre Iguodala (4/3) – 9-14 FG (64%), 11-14 FT (79%), 4 3ptm, 33 Pts, 8 Reb, 11 Ast, 5 Stl, 1 Blk, 3 TO (continue reading…)

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Daily fantasy recap: 4.1

by on Apr.01, 2010, under Quick hits

George Hill

"Listen, George. My fantasy squad really needs your help tonight..." (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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

Beast of the Night: George Hill grounded the Rockets with 30 points, 2 threes, 2 rebounds, 7 assists, 5 steals and 1 block. He shot 73 percent (11-15) from the floor, 100 percent (6-6) from the free throw line and had 3 turnovers.

Noteworthy Lines:
Chris Kaman – 10-20 FG (50%), 2-6 FT (33%), 22 Pts, 13 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Blk, 4 TO

Chris Bosh – 12-17 FG (71%), 10-13 FT (77%), 34 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Blk, 1 TO

Mo Williams – 6-12 FG (50%), 7-8 FT (88%), 2 3ptm, 21 Pts, 1 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl (continue reading…)

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Buy low, sell high: Fantasy week 20

by on Mar.12, 2010, under Quick hits

Shawn Marion

The Matrix is back, and now it's time to trade him. (NBAE via Getty Images/Glenn James)

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

Buy Low:
Chris Bosh

Kirk Hinrich

Paul Pierce

Mo Williams

Trevor Ariza

Eric Gordon, Luol Deng, Rodney Stuckey and any other productive fantasy players who are injured (continue reading…)

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Buy low, sell high: Fantasy week 19

by on Mar.05, 2010, under Quick hits

Tony Parker

Coach Popovich has TP's back. (NBAE via Getty Images/Layne Murdoch)

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

Buy Low:
Tony Parker

Gerald Wallace

O.J. Mayo

Ben Gordon

Stephen Curry

Chris Bosh, Trevor Ariza, Chris Paul, Jose Calderon and any other productive fantasy players who are injured (continue reading…)

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