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Team analysis: Miami Heat

by on Sep.23, 2010, under Team analysis

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

Three players worthy of picks in the first two rounds? Bananas. The bright lights will be shining on James, Wade and Bosh in fantasy circles this season. (David Alvarez/NBA.com)

Depth chart:
PG: Mario Chalmers, Carlos Arroyo, Patrick Beverley
SG: Dwyane Wade, Mike Miller, Eddie House, Kenny Hasbrouck
SF: LeBron James, James Jones, Da’Sean Butler
PF: Chris Bosh, Udonis Haslem, Juwan Howard, Shavlik Randolph
C: Joel Anthony, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Jamaal Magloire, Dexter Pittman

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
LeBron James – SF (Rd. 1): 23 Pts, 1.5 threes, 8 Reb, 9 Ast, 1.5 Stl, 1 Blk
Dwyane Wade – G (Rd. 1): 24 Pts, 1 three, 4 Reb, 6.5 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk
Chris Bosh – F/C (Rd. 2-3): 18 Pts,  9 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk
Mike Miller – G/F (Rd. 9-11): 10 Pts, 2.5 threes, 4 Reb, 3 Ast
Mario Chalmers – PG (Rd. 12+): 9 Pts, 1.5 threes, 4 Ast, 1.5 Stl
Udonis Haslem – F/C (Rd. 13+): 8.5 Pts, 7.5 Reb (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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Quick takes: Wade, Bosh in Miami, Boozer in Chicago

by on Jul.07, 2010, under Free agents, Quick hits

Dwyane Wade

Wade is staying in Miami and he'll have a very capable sidekick in Bosh. Will the duo become a trio by Thursday evening? (Keith Allison/Flickr)

Two-thirds of the dream trio that has been the recipient of so much attention this summer have finally decided on their future.

Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh announced today that they plan to sign with the Miami Heat.

From a fantasy standpoint, it’s not all that exciting — yet. It’s too early to jump to concrete conclusions on Wade and Bosh’s values next season, since we don’t know who else will (or will not) sign with their squad. As it stands, the Heat only have Wade, Bosh, Mario Chalmers and Michael Beasley on its payroll. If they fill out that roster with a bunch of minor role players, Wade and Bosh remain fantasy studs, though their stats might take a slight baby step back.

If, however, Wade and Bosh are joined by LeBron James, all three dudes will see their values take a material hit. (continue reading…)

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Sleeper or weeper: Chalmers, Warrick and McGrady

by on Aug.05, 2009, under Uncategorized

Mario Chalmers seems to have a lock on the starting point guard position in Miami.  The second-year point guard for the Heat had a decent season for the team last year, when he averaged 10.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.4 threes in 32:00 minutes per game.  Chalmers was already a solid source of steals and threes, and with what looks to be more secure minutes at the point for the Heat, he seems to have very real potential for even bigger stats in 2009-10.  The signing of a backup like Jamaal Tinsley or Allen Iverson could limit Chalmers’ minutes, but at least he seems set to play with the starters.  Count him as a possible sleeper.

Hakim Warrick was stuck in the mire that was the Memphis Grizzlies last season, where his minutes were inconsistent and his production left much to be desried.  The dynamic forward is now in Milwaukee where it appears he has a good shot at winning the starting small forward spot on the Bucks.  He’ll likely play power forward, too, which gives him valuable position flexibility.  If Warrick does outplay his competition on the forward-heavy Bucks, his minutes and production will see a noticeable increase compared to last year.  Count him as a probable sleeper.

T-Mac is making guarantees again. Don't believe him just yet. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

T-Mac is making guarantees again. Don't believe him just yet. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

Tracy McGrady is making another guarantee.  He told FOX 26:

“I will be in uniform for the Rockets this upcoming season, I guarantee you that, and I will be a lot better than I was last year. I will be back to the player that I once was.

“I will guarantee you that.”

While it is conceivable that McGrady will make a comeback sometime in 2009-10 in better shape than he was at the start of last year, when he entered the season banged up, it’s even more conceivable that he’ll miss a good portion of the season and will experience injuries that pop up again throughout the year.  When McGrady’s on the floor, he’s still capable of putting up some fine stats.  The problem is that he tends to miss games unannounced and always seems to battle minor and major nagging injuries that keep him from being a consistent, reliable contributor to fantasy teams.  That said, if you find T-Mac available in the last two rounds of your draft, it might be worth the minor risk to scoop him up.  But don’t go and waste a high pick on him.  Count him as a probable weeper.

(A sad attempt at coming up with a rhyming opposite for “sleeper.”  I’ll try to come up with something better for next time.)

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