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The Top 150 Fantasy Basketball Players for 2011-12

by on Jul.13, 2011, under Rankings

Fantasy Basketball Inception

In "2011-12" we might witness fantasy basketball in its truest form.

The NBA lockout has been about as horrifying as sitting in between two of your friends who spontaneously decide to make out with each other in public. Of course, if those two friends were the NBA Players Association and the NBA owners, maybe it wouldn’t be so bad.

Before you start thinking too much about James Dolan getting intimate with Derek Fisher, let’s move on to the point of this post.

Fantasy basketball is, thankfully, immune to such silly things as lockouts. But what the NBA lockout does mean is that any projections made for what we call “2011-12″ are made for a season that might not happen. In other words, we’re making forecasts about fantasy basketball for a season that might not even exist — a season that may be, in fact, a fantasy.

A fantasy within a fantasy — fantasy basketball in the truest sense.

Without further ado, here are my early rankings for the top 150 fantasy basketball players in “2011-12.” (continue reading…)

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Fantasy basketball strategy ‘Inception’: Dream or reality?

by on Jul.20, 2010, under Quick hits

Inception

What do 'Inception' and fantasy basketball have in common? For starters, they're both cool.

First off, if you haven’t seen “Inception” yet, go and enjoy it. Yes, it’s hard to like the idea of seeing a film that’s been so sickeningly hyped and talked about for so long (paging LeBron James and the Miami Heat), but it’s well worth a viewing — or two.

While I could gladly go off on a tangent and offer my lengthy review of the film, then proceed to justify its relevance because this blog is, after all, focused on fantasy, I’ll take the higher road and instead take the foundational concept of dreams in “Inception” and use it as the basis for a fantasy basketball post. Don’t think it can be done? Read on.

Without giving anything away, the big premise of the film is dreams — diving into them (not just once, but twice, thrice and beyond), discerning them from reality, and stealing/planting ideas while in them. In fantasy basketball, there are many strategies and notions that seem to have taken root in many owners’ imaginations. Some are legit but others aren’t. Let’s take a look at some of these intuitions and tag them as either a “Dream” or a “Reality.” (continue reading…)

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