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Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 New York Knicks

by on Oct.12, 2011, under Team analysis

Carmelo Anthony

'Melo vaults into first-round status thanks to that fantasy-friendly offense in New York. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Depth chart:
PG: Chauncey Billups, Toney Douglas, Anthony Carter*
SG: Landry Fields, Iman Shumpert, Andy Rautins, Roger Mason*
SF: Carmelo Anthony, Shawne Williams*, Bill Walker
PF: Amar’e Stoudemire, Jared Jeffries*, Shelden Williams*, Renaldo Balkman, Derrick Brown**
C: Ronny Turiaf, Josh Harrellson, Jerome Jordan

* unrestricted free agent
** restricted free agent (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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Quick take: Amar’e Stoudemire to Knicks (poll)

by on Jul.06, 2010, under Free agents, Quick hits

Amar'e Stoudemire heads to the Knicks

Stoudemire's wallet is now this big -- but his fantasy value has shrunk. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

Amar’e Stoudemire is (almost officially) a New York Knick. The coveted big man is ready to put his signature on a five-year contract that will net him nearly $100 million. This clearly has implications for his fantasy value, which surged in the latter part of last season. While his wallet might have gotten a lot fatter, his fantasy value has done the opposite.

More in-depth analysis of this and other big free agency signings will come once contracts are made official after Thursday, but for now, here’s a quick rundown of why STAT will have a down fantasy season, with the current Knicks roster:

  • he won’t have a point guard who plays anywhere near the level of Steve Nash
  • he’ll have to adjust to playing with another point guard
  • defenses will be able to hone in on shutting him down on a thinner team than his former Suns
  • the clock continues to tick until his next serious injury
  • the looming threat of post-contract blues

What do you think? Is Stoudemire guaranteed to take a step back for fantasy owners this season, or is he set to finally take off in an offense that’s more centered around him? Let us know in the poll below. (continue reading…)

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Poll question: Where will Iverson end up?

by on Nov.19, 2009, under Other

Memphis is a faint memory. Which team's jersey will Iverson be wearing next? (AP Photo/Lori Shepler)

Memphis is a faint memory. Which team's jersey will Iverson be wearing next? (AP Photo/Lori Shepler)

Allen Iverson just won’t leave us alone.

The Answer was The Problem in Memphis and though it’s somewhat surprising that he’s still being seriously considered by the New York Knicks and, reportedly, the Miami Heat, the reality is that he could be returning to the basketball court very soon.

His fantasy value will likely be better in New York or Miami than it was going to be in Memphis, but we’ll table that discussion for when (or if) Iverson actually lands somewhere.

He’s the epitome of a hired gun, but fantasy owners have to be at least a bit intrigued by this storyline.

So, where do you think A.I. will end up? Let us know what you think in the poll below and please share your comments, too. (continue reading…)

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