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2010-11 Fantasy Basketball Honors

by on Apr.15, 2011, under Quick hits

Kevin Durant

Despite taking a step back from his huge 2009-10 campaign, KD held onto his crown. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

MVP:
Kevin Durant

Biggest Letdown:
Troy Murphy

Waiver-Wire Gem of the Year:
Dorell Wright

Fantasy Rookie of the Year:
Blake Griffin

Biggest Bang-for-Your-Buck of the Year:
Kevin Love

Most Unappreciated Stud:
Dirk Nowitzki

Biggest WTF of the Year:
Kris Humphries

Most Pleasant Surprise of the Year:
Kevin Garnett

Gear-Shifter of the Year
:
LaMarcus Aldridge (continue reading…)

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Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 2.28.11 (Weekend Recap)

by on Feb.28, 2011, under Other

Kevin Martin, Jarrett Jack

No one can stand in K-Mart's way these days. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

Weekend Wonder: Kevin Martin averaged 31.5 points, four three-pointers, 5.5 rebounds, three assists, three steals and 0.5 blocks in two games over the weekend. That’s three straight games with 30+ points for Martin, who will be shedding no tears over Aaron Brooks’ departure. K-Mart has only missed two games and is averaging top-20 numbers so far this season.

Lines for Discussion:
J.J. Hickson (2/25): 9-17 FG (53%), 6-10 FT (60%), 24 Pts, 15 Reb, 1 Ast, 5 Blk, 3 TO

Deron Williams (2/26): 3-12 FG (25%), 9-12 FT (75%), 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 17 Ast, 2 Stl, 4 TO (continue reading…)

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Fantasy Trade Analysis: Carmelo Anthony To The Knicks

by on Feb.22, 2011, under Trades

Ty Lawson
While ‘Melo will get all the headlines, fantasy owners should know that the name to pay attention to in the aftermath of this deal is Ty Lawson. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

In the slightly tweaked words of Mary J. Blige, no more ‘Melodrama. It should come as a surprise to no one but the blindest Nets fan that Carmelo Anthony has finally landed in Manhattan to play for the New York Knicks. While the deal is awaiting league approval, and though some of these names will probably move again before Thursday’s trade deadline, here’s a quick look at the fantasy impact of this mega deal. To read my full thoughts on the fallout, head on over to DimeMag.com.

New York Knicks get: Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter, Renaldo Balkman and Corey Brewer

Fantasy impact:
↔ Carmelo Anthony

↑ Chauncey Billups

↔ Amar’e Stoudemire

↑ Ronny Turiaf (continue reading…)

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Buy Low, Sell High: 2010-11 Fantasy Basketball Playoff Schedule Preview

by on Feb.18, 2011, under Quick hits

Kevin Love as Scumbag Steve

Love has been a beast this season, but his weak playoff schedule kind of makes him a scumbag.

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

Fantasy playoffs are right around the corner, with most playoff matchups beginning in Week 21 (3/14) or Week 22 (3/21). This means most fantasy owners who are still in contention for a playoff spot in their leagues should start pondering whether or not they want to swing some deals to bulk up their teams’ schedules during that all-important stretch of the season. In essence, fantasy owners should see this as another way of buying low (on players whose teams have favorable fantasy playoff schedules) and selling high (on players whose teams have weak fantasy playoff schedules).

Below is a quick rundown of how many games each team plays in Weeks 21-25 (Week 25 might be combined with Week 24 in leagues that play to the very end of the NBA regular season). (continue reading…)

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2010-11 NBA Fantasy All-Stars: Voting Results

by on Jan.27, 2011, under Quick hits

Yao Ming

There shall be no Yao Ming here. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

Now that the NBA has announced its All-Star starters for 2010-11, it’s our turn. In case you missed it, back in late December we posted our “ballots” for the 2010-11 NBA fantasy All-Stars. The idea behind this was, “If the NBA can have us vote on each season’s All-Stars, why can’t we do the same for fantasy basketball?” Well, the people have spoken.

It’s clear that some players earned the most votes based purely on their straight-up values so far this season. In other cases, the reasons were a bit less obvious. Some races were close, others were blowouts. Below is a rundown of the results, along with my own votes and brief comments. (continue reading…)

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