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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 Washington Wizards

by on Oct.26, 2011, under Team analysis

John Wall

If Wall's supposedly improved shot makes its way onto NBA courts, his fantasy value will surge. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

Depth chart:
PG: John Wall, Shelvin Mack, Mustafa Shakur*
SG: Nick Young**, Jordan Crawford, Othyus Jeffers**
SF: Rashard Lewis, Jan Vesely, Chris Singleton, Josh Howard*, Larry Owens**, Maurice Evans*
PF: Andray Blatche, Trevor Booker, Yi Jianlian*
C: JaVale McGee, Kevin Seraphin, Hamady N’diaye**

* unrestricted free agent
** restricted free agent (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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Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 2.2.11

by on Feb.02, 2011, under Quick hits

Kevin Martin, Kobe Bryant

K-Mart held his own against Kobe and the Lakers, but to no avail. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

Beast of the Night: Kevin Martin put up 30 points, four rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and four three-pointers in a loss to the Lakers.  He shot 53 percent (8-15) from the field, 91 percent (10-11) from the free-throw line and had three turnovers. Martin has been inconsistent lately but remains great for points, threes and free-throw percentage. Despite playing fewer minutes this season, he’s averaging more points, threes made and rebounds than he did last season.

Lines for Discussion:
Nick Young: 9-18 FG (50%), 9-12 FT (75%), 3 threes, 30 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO

LaMarcus Aldridge: 16-23 FG (70%), 8-9 FT (89%), 40 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO (continue reading…)

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Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 1.12.11

by on Jan.12, 2011, under Quick hits

Arron Afflalo

Afflalo stands to get a nice bump up in value when 'Melo leaves town. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

Beast of the Night: Arron Afflalo had himself a night to the tune of 31 points, nine rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two threes.  He shot 79 percent (11-14) from the field, 100 percent (7-7) from the free-throw line and had no turnovers. This is something of a preview of what will happen to Afflalo’s fantasy value if Carmelo Anthony is dealt away.

Lines for Discussion:
Beno Udrih: 10-13 FG (77%), 5-5 FT (100%), 1 three, 26 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 3 TO

Nick Young: 14-22 FG (64%), 8-9 FT (89%), 7 threes, 43 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 TO (continue reading…)

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