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Team analysis: Boston Celtics

by on Oct.10, 2010, under Team analysis

Kevin Garnett

With his health back, something of a reemergence isn't out of the question for Garnett this season. (NBA.com)

Depth chart:
PG: Rajon Rondo, Nate Robinson, Delonte West, Avery Bradley, Oliver Lafayette
SG: Ray Allen, Von Wafer
SF: Paul Pierce, Marquis Daniels
PF: Kevin Garnett, Glen Davis, Luke Harangody
C: Jermaine O’Neal, Shaquille O’Neal, Semih Erden, Kendrick Perkins

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Rajon Rondo – PG (Rd. 2): 15.5 Pts, 4 Reb, 10 Ast, 2.5 Stl
Paul Pierce – G/F (Rd. 3-4): 17.5 Pts, 1.5 threes, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl
Kevin Garnett – PF (Rd. 4-6): 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 2.5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk
Ray Allen – SG (Rd. 6-7): 15 Pts, 2 threes, 3 Reb, 2.5 Ast, 1 Stl
Jermaine O’Neal – C (Rd. 12+): 9 Pts, 5.5 Reb, 1 Blk
Nate Robinson – G (Rd. 13+):  5 Pts, 1.5 threes, 2 Ast, 1 Stl
Delonte West – G (Rd. 13+): 4 Pts, 2 Ast, 1 Stl
Shaquille O’Neal (Rd. 13+): 8.5 Pts, 5.5 Reb, 1 Blk
Glen Davis – F/C (Rd. 13+): 5 Pts, 3 Reb
Semih Erden – C (Rd. 13+): 4 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Blk (continue reading…)

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Top 10 Fantasy Small Forwards in 2010-11 (DimeMag.com)

by on Sep.17, 2010, under Rankings

My list of the top 10 fantasy small forwards for 2010-11 is now live over at DimeMag.com. (It’s based on nine categories.)

Here’s a teaser:

  1. Kevin Durant
  2. LeBron James
  3. Danny Granger
  4. Gerald Wallace
  5. Carmelo Anthony
  6. Andre Iguodala
  7. Danilo Gallinari
  8. Paul Pierce
  9. Rudy Gay
  10. Antawn Jamison

Feel free to comment here or there about the list.

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2010 Free agents: ‘Volatility Index’

by on Jun.30, 2010, under Free agents

LeBron James NY

It's almost the hour that LeBron's been dreaming of for years. New York: get ready to be disappointed! (Flickr/david_shankbone)

It’s almost here. No, not Justin Bieber’s 18th birthday – the official start of this summer’s NBA free agency season, of course.

While many of us are probably ready to just get it all over with already, if you’re a fantasy addict you’re already thinking about how decisions made in the next few days will affect their draft positions in the fall.

Here’s a quick look at this blog’s very first and very own “Volatility Index.” Taking into account factors like probability of landing with certain teams and potential teammates next season, this is a list of projections about how volatile each of these key fantasy players are on the eve of free agency, along with a quick and dirty prediction of where each player will actually land. We’ll use a scale of 0 (fantasy value totally stable) to 10 (fantasy value totally unpredictable). (continue reading…)

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Fantasy final week: DNP risks and waiver wire gambles

by on Apr.02, 2010, under Quick hits

Marcin Gortat

Gortat could have a strong finish and might be worth starting in the final game or two of the season. (Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

[Read the full, original post at Dimemag.com]

DNP Risks:
PG – Mo Williams, Jameer Nelson, Devin Harris, Rajon Rondo
SG – Vince Carter, Ray Allen, Dwyane Wade, Manu Ginobili
SF – Paul Pierce, Danny Granger, Andre Iguodala, Corey Maggette, LeBron James
PF – Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Antawn Jamison
C – Dwight Howard, Andrew Bogut, Marcus Camby, Jermaine O’Neal (continue reading…)

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Daily fantasy recap: 3.22 (weekend wrap-up)

by on Mar.22, 2010, under Quick hits

Monta Ellis

No one stood in the way of Ellis this weekend. (AP Photo/Bahram Mark Sobhani)

[Read the full, original post at Dimemag.com]

Weekend Wonder: Monta Ellis averaged 33.5 points, 3.5 threes, 2.5 boards, 3.5 assists, 3 steals and 1.5 turnovers in two games. He shot 56 percent from the floor and 100 percent from the line during that stretch.

Noteworthy Lines:
Danilo Gallinari (3/19) – 6-12 FG (50%), 11-14 FT (79%), 2 3ptm, 25 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO

Brandon Jennings (3/19) – 12-28 FG (43%), 3-4 FT (75%), 8 3ptm, 35 Pts, 5 Reb, 8 Ast, 2 Stl, 4 TO

Amar’e Stoudemire (3/19) – 14-16 FG (88%), 16-18 FT (89%), 44 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk, 5 TO (continue reading…)

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