Tag: strategy

Fantasy basketball strategy ‘Inception’: Dream or reality?

by on Jul.20, 2010, under Quick hits


What do 'Inception' and fantasy basketball have in common? For starters, they're both cool.

First off, if you haven’t seen “Inception” yet, go and enjoy it. Yes, it’s hard to like the idea of seeing a film that’s been so sickeningly hyped and talked about for so long (paging LeBron James and the Miami Heat), but it’s well worth a viewing — or two.

While I could gladly go off on a tangent and offer my lengthy review of the film, then proceed to justify its relevance because this blog is, after all, focused on fantasy, I’ll take the higher road and instead take the foundational concept of dreams in “Inception” and use it as the basis for a fantasy basketball post. Don’t think it can be done? Read on.

Without giving anything away, the big premise of the film is dreams — diving into them (not just once, but twice, thrice and beyond), discerning them from reality, and stealing/planting ideas while in them. In fantasy basketball, there are many strategies and notions that seem to have taken root in many owners’ imaginations. Some are legit but others aren’t. Let’s take a look at some of these intuitions and tag them as either a “Dream” or a “Reality.” (continue reading…)

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