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Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Cleveland Cavaliers

by on Sep.21, 2011, under Team analysis

Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson

Irving and Thompson are probably headed for frustrating timeshares. (Gregory Shamus/NBAE/Getty Images)

Depth chart:
PG: Baron Davis, Kyrie Irving, Ramon Sessions
SG: Anthony Parker*, Daniel Gibson, Manny Harris
SF: Omri Casspi, Alonzo Gee, Christian Eyenga, Joey Graham
PF: Antawn Jamison, Tristan Thompson, Samardo Samuels, Luke Harangody
C: Anderson Varejao, Semih Erden, Ryan Hollins, Milan Macvan

* unrestricted free agent (continue reading…)

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Fantasy Trade Analysis: NBA Offseason 2011

by on Jul.07, 2011, under Trades

salmon

In light of the NBA lockout, here's a photo of some salmon. (Flickr/Andrea Pokrzywinski)

Though that horrible “L” word has finally slammed the NBA’s doors shut, fantasy basketball fans can rest assured that this young (and abruptly suspended) offseason has already offered morsels of activity to chew on. Old faces have landed in new places, which means there’s some fantasy analysis to be had.

Here’s a look at how these early-summer trades will impact fantasy basketball once this real-life mess gets sorted out. (continue reading…)

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2010-11 Fantasy week 15 preview

by on Jan.30, 2011, under Quick hits

DeMarcus Cousins

Cousins was hot in his last two games. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

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

Waiver-wire watch:

  • C.J. Miles: averaged 16.3 points, four rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.3 steals and 2.7 threes last week
  • Randy Foye: in three games as a starter in place of Eric Gordon, averaging 18.7 points, three assists, 1.7 steals and 2.7 threes
  • Josh McRoberts: has started the last two games, notched 20 points, eight rebounds, one steal and two blocks on Saturday
  • Chuck Hayes: continues to be a good source of rebounds, steals and blocks
  • Kurt Thomas: decent source of rebounds and blocks in deeper leagues (continue reading…)
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2010-11 Fantasy week 12 preview

by on Jan.09, 2011, under Quick hits

Gilbert Arenas

Arenas' fantasy value is all but gone now that he's got his new duds. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

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

Waiver-wire watch:

  • Francisco Garcia: has hit double-digit points in all four of his games in January
  • Chris Douglas-Roberts: averaging 27 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.5 steals, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 threes in his last two
  • Ersan Ilyasova: inconsistent, but will get good minutes so long as Andrew Bogut and Drew Gooden are out
  • Tyler Hansbrough: averaging 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in his last two games, both of which he started (continue reading…)
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2010-11 Fantasy week 8 preview

by on Dec.12, 2010, under Quick hits

Jodie Meeks

Meeks should be owned in your league by now. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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

Waiver-wire watch:

  • DeJuan Blair: trending upward, double-dipped in two straight games
  • Omri Casspi: flavor of the week in Sacramento, hot now but will cool off soon
  • Matt Bonner: worth owning in deep leagues if you desperately need threes
  • Luke Ridnour: he’s playing well and though he’ll be in a timeshare soon, he’s still worth a look
  • Nick Young: if you like streaks, give Young a look
  • Nazr Mohammed: decent source of blocks and boards in deep leagues (continue reading…)
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