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Roundup of NBA News: Love Lost Weight, Carter to Be Cut, Bynum Improves

by on Dec.05, 2011, under Free agents, Injuries, Quick hits

The quickly approaching Dec. 25 start to the somewhat unexpected 2011-12 NBA season means fantasy owners are like students cramming for a big exam. Here are a few tidbits to help you ace your drafts:

  • Kevin Love

    Love will have to lift less weight off the ground when grabbing 'bounds this season. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

    Kevin Love is reportedly “25 pounds lighter than when he left following last season.” This bodes well for his ability to maintain, if not exceed, his stellar fantasy value from last season. I can’t see any reason why Love would fall out of the top five spots in any fantasy basketball draft this season.

 

  • Vince Carter is expected to be waived by the Phoenix Suns, which opens up the door (as expected) for Jared Dudley to step in and start. In 15 starts last season, Dudley averaged 51.8% FG, 77% FT, 1.7 3PTM, 16.3 Pts, 5.9 Reb, 2.2 Ast, 2.1 Stl, 0.5 Blk, 1.2 TO. In the 65 games he played (15 of which he started, 50 of which he came off the bench) from Dec. 2, 2010, through the end of last season, Dudley put up top 80 value. Call him a sleeper if you want, but Dudley should’ve already been on your radars. He’ll be a bargain if he falls into the last quarter of your draft. Carter, meanwhile, could land on a team in need of a SG, but don’t be fooled — his days of being a reliably productive fantasy asset are over. (continue reading…)
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The NBA Lockout Is Over: What Does It Mean for Fantasy Basketball?

by on Nov.26, 2011, under Other

By now you’ve surely heard or read that the NBA lockout is all but over. This is, of course, fantastic news.

Internet fist bumpNow the question is: What does this mean for fantasy basketball this season? (Boy, does it feel good to be able to write “this season” without a cynical smirk plastered on my face and a bitter tear in my eye.) We’ll delve deeper into the fallout through the coming weeks, but here’s a quick rundown of some of the important things to keep in mind for now: (continue reading…)

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Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Denver Nuggets

by on Sep.23, 2011, under Team analysis

Nene, Arron Afflalo, Kenyon Martin, Danilo Gallinari, Ty Lawson

This would've been a fun group to watch, but only two of these dudes are definitely returning for whatever is left of 2011-12. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Depth chart:
PG: Ty Lawson, Andre Miller
SG: Arron Afflalo**, J.R. Smith*^
SF: Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler**^, Gary Forbes**, Jordan Hamilton
PF: Kenyon Martin*^, Al Harrington, Kenneth Faried, Melvin Ely*
C: Nene*, Timofey Mozgov, Chris Andersen, Kosta Koufos

* unrestricted free agent
** restricted free agent
^ locked into overseas contract with no opt-out clause (continue reading…)

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2010-11 Fantasy week 25 preview

by on Apr.10, 2011, under Quick hits

Kenyon Martin

K-Mart has been loud, proud and healthy lately. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Game watch:
2 games: ATL, BOS, CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, DEN, DET, GS, HOU, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIL, MIN, NJ, NO, NY, OKC, ORL, PHI, PHO, POR, SAC, SA, TOR, UTA, WAS
1 game: IND, LAC

Waiver-wire watch:

  • Toney Douglas: averaging 16.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 3.5 threes in four games this month
  • Jerryd Bayless: producing 24 points, three rebounds, 6.4 assists, one steal and 2.2 threes per game this month; should thrive the rest of the way with Jose Calderon sidelined
  • Wes Johnson: his last two games were solid
  • Sasha Vujacic: averaging 13.6 points, five rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.6 threes this month; should finish strong with Deron Williams out
  • Kenyon Martin: playing very well lately, hasn’t missed a game since Feb. 25 (continue reading…)
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2010-11 Fantasy week 22 preview

by on Mar.20, 2011, under Quick hits

Richard Hamilton

The ghost of Rip Hamilton is haunting the NBA again. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

Game watch:
4 games: ATL, BOS, CHI, CLE, GS, IND, MEM, NJ, NY, PHO, SAC, SA, TOR, UTA, WAS
3 games: CHA, DAL, DEN, DET, LAC, LAL, MIA, MIL, MIN, NO, OKC, ORL, PHI, POR
2 games: HOU

Waiver-wire watch:

  • Richard Hamilton: averaging 15.7 points, 1.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.1 threes so far this month
  • Tony Allen: thieving machine is putting up good all-around numbers too
  • Jodie Meeks: averaging 14.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.8 threes in March (continue reading…)
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