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Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 New Orleans Hornets

by on Oct.11, 2011, under Team analysis

Chris Paul

The Hornets' list of free agents is this long. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

Depth chart:
PG: Chris Paul, Jarrett Jack, Marcus Banks*
SG: Marco Belinelli**, Willie Green*
SF: Trevor Ariza, Quincy Pondexter, Patrick Ewing Jr.
PF: David West*, Carl Landry*, Jason Smith*, David Andersen
C: Emeka Okafor, Aaron Gray*, DJ Mbenga*

* unrestricted free agent
** restricted free agent (continue reading…)

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Buy Low, Sell High: Fantasy Week 18

by on Feb.25, 2011, under Quick hits

Daniel Gibson

Boobie could be a solid guy to own down the stretch. (NBA.com)

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

Buy Low:
Mo Williams

Kris Humphries

Beno Udrih

Daniel Gibson

Nene (continue reading…)

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Fantasy Trade Analysis: Baron Davis, Mo Williams, Kirk Hinrich and others

by on Feb.24, 2011, under Trades

Mo Williams

Playing alongside Blake Griffin will do plenty to help Mo get back up. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

The 2010-11 NBA trading binge ain’t over.

With a few more hours to go before this season’s NBA trade deadline expires at 3 p.m. EST today, we have some more deals to discuss. Baron Davis, Mo Williams and Kirk Hinrich were all part of deals that happened after the trades involving Carmelo Anthony and Deron Williams. Below is a quick look at the fantasy basketball implications of these recent deals. If you want more than colors and arrows, head on over to DimeMag.com to read my fuller perspectives. (continue reading…)

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Team analysis: New Orleans Hornets

by on Sep.17, 2010, under Team analysis

Chris Paul and Darren Collison

There will be no more of this tomfoolery going on this season, and that's good news for CP3. (Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images)

Depth chart:
PG: Chris Paul, Mustafa Shakur, D.J. Strawberry
SG: Marcus Thornton, Willie Green, Marco Belinelli
SF: Trevor Ariza, Peja Stojakovic, Quincy Pondexter
PF: David West
C: Emeka Okafor, Jason Smith, Aaron Gray, Darryl Watkins

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Chris Paul – PG (Rd. 1): 21 Pts, 1 three, 4 Reb, 11 Ast, 2 Stl
David West - PF (Rd. 3-4): 18 Pts, 8 Reb, 2.5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk
Trevor Ariza – G/F (Rd. 5-7): 16 Pts, 2 threes, 6.5 Reb, 3.5 Ast, 2 Stl
Marcus Thornton - SG (Rd. 6-7): 15 Pts, 2 threes, 3.5 Reb, 2.5 Ast, 1 Stl
Emeka Okafor - C (Rd. 10-11):  11 Pts, 10.5 Reb, 2 Blk
Peja Stojakovic - G/F (Rd. 13+): 9 Pts, 1.5 threes, 3 Reb
Marco Belinelli – SG (Rd. 13+): 7.5 Pts, 1 three (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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