Tag: darko milicic
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Weekend Wonder: Raymond Felton tore it up this past weekend, averaging 27.5 points, 3.5 threes, 4 rebounds, 9 assists, 5.5 steals, 1 block and 3.5 turnovers in two games. He shot 58 percent from the field and 91 percent from the line during this stretch. Felton is meeting expectations so far.
Lines for Discussion:
Elton Brand (11/19): 1-7 FG (14%), 2-2 FT (100%), 4 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 1 TO
Michael Beasley (11/19): 9-22 FG (41%), 6-6 FT (100%), 1 three, 25 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk, 6 TO (continue reading…)
PG: Luke Ridnour, Jonny Flynn, Sebastian Telfair
SG: Corey Brewer, Wayne Ellington
SF: Martell Webster, Wesley Johnson, Lazar Hayward
PF: Kevin Love, Michael Beasley, Anthony Tolliver
C: Darko Milicic, Nikola Pekovic, Kosta Koufos
Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Kevin Love – F/C (Rd. 4-5): 16 Pts, 12.5 Reb, 2.5 Ast
Michael Beasley – F (Rd. 10-11): 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl
Luke Ridnour – PG (Rd. 11+): 12 Pts, 1 three, 4.5 Ast, 1 Stl
Darko Milicic – C (Rd. 11+): 9.5 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl, 1.5 Blk
Wesley Johnson – SF (Rd. 12+): 10 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl
Martell Webster – G/F (Rd. 13+): 10 Pts, 1.5 threes, 3 Reb
Corey Brewer – G/F (Rd. 13+): 12 Pts, 1 three, 3 Reb, 1 Stl
Jonny Flynn – PG (Rd. 13+): 11 Pts, 1 three, 4 Ast, 1 Stl (continue reading…)
I can hardly bring myself to believe or face the sad, heavy fact that this mock-drafting partnership is finally on its last leg. It’s been a wild ride and the end result is a list of 12 teams that make me feel like everyone from Laurence Fishburne to this guy’s mom.
While part of me is tempted to loosen my belt and indulge the desire in me to cruise through this round (and irritate the hell out of Henry by picking T-Mac), there’s still enough talent at this end of the draft to keep me on my toes. When I got all the way down to No. 156, I found myself having an incredibly difficult time choosing between six or seven players.
It’s also interesting to look at this draft after the big four-team deal that went down a few days ago. Obviously, guys like Troy Murphy and Darren Collison would’ve been picked elsewhere, but that’s a dose of reality for you.
Before the draft goes Kaiser Soze on us, I’d just like to tip my hat to Henry at Weakside Help again for getting this shindig started. It’s been an educational and entertaining venture, and I look forward to reading his retrospection on our draft.
If, by some exceedingly evil reason, you are just joining us, I’ll offer my forgiveness if you catch up with round one, round two, round three, round four, round five, round six, round seven, round eight, round nine, round 10, round 11 and round 12.
Without further ado, I present to you lucky round 13: (continue reading…)
If you haven’t heard by now, there’s an amusing video of Minnesota Timberwolves GM David Kahn having a chat with Chris Webber and Matt Winer while watching the T-Wolves play a Summer League game. During this five-minute segment, Kahn calls Darko Milicic “manna from heaven,” compares Darko’s passing skills to those of Vlade Divac, and uses Webber’s career to make a point about Darko’s struggles. Hilarity and awkwardness ensue. Watch the video below:
Just for fun, here’s a poll for you readers: If C-Webb made a comeback to the NBA today, who would you take for your fantasy squad in 2010-11: Webber or Darko? Vote in the poll below, and sound off on what you think of the video in the comments section.
Antawn Jamison is in Cleveland, Tracy McGrady is in Sacramento (for now), Kevin Martin is in Houston and Darko Milicic continues his farewell tour in Minnesota.
Head on over to my post at Dimemag.com to see what the fantasy fallout is – and boy, there are a ton of moving pieces and shifting fantasy values.
Let us know what you think of all the action in the comments below, and as always, feel free to ask whatever questions are on your mind grapes.