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Fantasy trade analysis: Arenas, Richardson, Turkoglu to Orlando

by on Dec.20, 2010, under Trades

Nick Young

Though he wasn't a part of the mega-deal over the weekend, Young sure has a lot to smile about now. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

The Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards made some big waves over the weekend. The three teams took part in a trade that sent Gilbert Arenas, Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu and Earl Clark to the Magic; Rashard Lewis to the Wizards; and Vince Carter, Mickael Pietrus, Marcin Gortat (along with a 2011 first-round draft pick and cash) to the Suns.

Head on over to DimeMag.com to read my full take on the deal. Here are my quick takes on how this plays out: (continue reading…)

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Team analysis: Orlando Magic

by on Sep.14, 2010, under Team analysis

Dwight Howard

First round? Second round? Either way, his owners have to be praying that he tames his fouling issues this season. (Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Depth chart:
PG: Jameer Nelson, Chris Duhon, Jason Williams
SG: Vince Carter, J.J. Redick
SF: Mickael Pietrus, Quentin Richardson, Stanley Robinson
PF: Rashard Lewis, Brandon Bass, Ryan Anderson
C: Dwight Howard, Marcin Gortat, Daniel Orton

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Dwight Howard – C (Rd. 1-2): 20 Pts, 13.5 Reb, 3 Blk
Rashard Lewis – F (Rd. 6-7): 16 Pts, 2.5 threes, 5.5 Reb, 1 Stl
Vince Carter – G/F (Rd. 7-9): 15.5 Pts, 1.5 threes, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl
Jameer Nelson – PG (Rd. 8-10): 12 Pts, 1.5 threes, 3 Reb, 5 Ast
Mickael Pietrus – G/F (Rd. 13+):  10 Pts, 1.5 threes, 3 Reb, 1 Stl
Quentin Richardson – G/F (Rd. 13+): 9 Pts, 1.5 threes, 4 Reb
Chris Duhon – PG (Rd. 13+): 5.5 Pts, 1 three, 4 Ast
J.J. Redick – SG (Rd. 13+): 10 Pts, 1.5 threes (continue reading…)

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Fantasy week 7 preview

by on Dec.06, 2009, under Quick hits

A.I. returns Monday. You know you're intrigued. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

A.I. returns Monday. You know you're intrigued. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

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

Waiver wire watch:

  • Joel Przybilla: Oden’s absence means significant minutes for The Vanilla Gorilla
  • C.J. Watson: despite crowded, talented backcourt, he’s earning his minutes and contributing
  • Ryan Gomes: on a roll, despite Kevin Love’s return
  • Luke Ridnour: inconsistent, but good lines outweigh the bad ones lately (continue reading…)
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