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Fantasy Basketball Stock Watch 2011-12: Week 1

by on Dec.30, 2011, under Quick hits

Boris Diaw

That about sums up Diaw's monstrous start to the 2011-12 NBA season. (Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

This will be a new weekly series of posts that differs from the “Buy Low, Sell High” posts from last season. The “buy, sell, hold” ratings should be approximately interpreted as follows:

  • Buy: the player is a solid trade target because his value is underappreciated yet reliable, or because he’s in a slump
  • Hold: if you own the player, try to hold onto him, either because he’ll maintain solid value or to see how his value stabilizes before dealing him away; if you don’t own the player, wait until his stock drops a bit or until his uncertain value is clearer before trying to get him in a trade
  • Sell: don’t believe the player’s recent production and sell high if you own him

With that, here’s the stock watch for Week 1: (continue reading…)

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Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 12.28.11

by on Dec.28, 2011, under Quick hits

Ray Allen

J. Shuttlesworth made it rain Tuesday night. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

Beast of the Night: Ray Allen was in beast mode last night, finishing with 28 points, three rebounds, four assists, two steals and six threes. He shot 67 percent (8-12) from the floor, 100 percent (6-6) from the free-throw line and had three turnovers. The dude stayed in good shape during the extended offseason and it’s shown in the first two games of the season. Through two games, Allen is averaging 39 minutes per outing, which isn’t sustainable. Expect his minutes (and production) to be capped soon.

Lines for Discussion:
Kevin Love: 6-18 FG (33%), 19-24 FT (79%), 31 Pts, 20 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 TO; imperfect, but the 31/20 is monstrous

Gerald Wallace: 8-11 FG (73%), 8-9 FT (89%), 1 three, 25 Pts, 8 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Blk, 1 TO; Crash is off to a strong start and will be a stud this season

Paul Millsap: 7-15 FG (47%), 4-6 FT (67%), 18 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Blk, 1 TO; came off the bench, but no need to panic yet (continue reading…)

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Top 10 Fantasy Basketball Underperformers in 2011-12

by on Dec.21, 2011, under Quick hits

Kobe Bryant

You're not one of those people who still drafts Kobe in the first round, are you? (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

It’s time to get grinchy, which is a good thing.

We need some salt to cut through all the sweetness of discussions about sleepers, up-and-comers and late-round steals. So, to that end, below is a quick list of the five NBA players most likely to fall short of meeting their expected values heading into this season, the inherent value of their name or whatever residual impressions of value they’ve carried over from last season in some owners’ minds.

You can read the full article about the top five underperformers over at DimeMag.com. Below is just a list of the names with brief explanations — along with five bonus names, just for this blog’s readers.

See, even the Grinch values its audience. (continue reading…)

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Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Utah Jazz

by on Oct.25, 2011, under Team analysis

Derrick Favors

Favors is stuck in an unfavorable frontcourt -- for now. (Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Depth chart:
PG: Devin Harris, Earl Watson*, Ronnie Price*
SG: Gordon Hayward, Alec Burks, Raja Bell
SF: C.J. Miles, Andrei Kirilenko*
PF: Paul Millsap, Derrick Favors, Jeremy Evans
C: Al Jefferson, Enes Kanter, Mehmet Okur, Kyrylo Fesenko*, Francisco Elson*

* unrestricted free agent (continue reading…)

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Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 3.25.11

by on Mar.25, 2011, under Quick hits

Paul Millsap

You may take his health, but you shall never take Millsap's man purse. (Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

Beast of the Night: Paul Millsap finished with 33 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and three blocks. He shot 65 percent (13-20) from the field, 88 percent (7-8) from the free-throw line and had one turnover. Millsap sandwiched two mediocre games between this one and his monster game on Sunday. His worn-down body is still a concern but he should be fine to finish the season on a strong note.

Lines for Discussion:
Anthony Randolph: 14-20 FG (70%), 3-3 FT (100%), 31 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO

Jason Kidd: 0-5 FG (0%), 6 Reb, 13 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO (continue reading…)

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