The title of this post is an exaggeration, of course — but only by a hair from Manu’s thinning dome.
Remember that fantasy basketball preview in Dime Magazine I mentioned last week? Well, for those of you bums who either don’t subscribe to that glorious print publication or were too penurious to go out and pick up a copy of the issue, good news: it’s being posted onto DimeMag.com, piece by piece.
- Top 101 Fantasy Basketball Players in 2010-11 (with commentary for the top 10)
- Top 10 NBA Sleepers in 2010-11
- How to Build the Perfect Fantasy Basketball Team
- The 24 Best Fantasy Basketball Category Specialists
Please bear in mind that all this was originally written back in early September. While I updated some stuff for the Web editions, I tried to leave as much of it alone as possible.
Feel free to love or hate on it to your heart’s content in the comments section below.
- Erik discusses the Milwaukee Bucks on Give Me The Rock as part of a series of looks at NBA teams ravaged by “The Four Horsemen.”
“Sifting through its roster is like making a list for an all-late-round-draft team,” Erik writes. “You know a team has a bad roster, when Luke Ridnour – LUKE RIDNOUR! – and Hakim Warrick are the guys that appear to be the most appealing to draft.”
While he expresses caution regarding Michael Redd and Andrew Bogut, he does point out a sleeper on the Bucks roster and mentions three players to keep your eyes on during the beginning of the season.
- Tommy Beer at Hoopsworld takes a gander at the Philadelphia 76ers. He points out the obvious allure of Louis Williams at the starting point guard spot this season, but also takes a bit of a leap and expresses confidence in Elton Brand more or less returning to form this year.
- Evil E at RotoEvil.com gives a preview of RotoEvil’s Draft Guide, which includes a section about “50 Players to Target.” He splits these players up into four categories and offers an in-depth look at Trevor Ariza.
- Tip #22 was posted yesterday at FourPointPlay, continuing a list of interesting, engaging and helpful tips for fantasy fiends, new or old. Take a look and see what you think.
- “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.” – Sun Tzu
Of all my friends, Eugene Chang is my most formidable fantasy basketball foe. He’s a smart guy who’s incredibly deliberate, intense and passionate about whatever he wants to succeed in, which translates into a rabid interest in fantasy basketball.
So, I decided to chat with him about his thoughts about all the off-season activity and his expectations and fantasy strategy for the upcoming NBA season. He touches upon Yao Ming’s injury, Lamar Odom, Anthony Randolph, Andre Miller, his sleepers and offers some tips based on his personal experiences competing in fantasy leagues.
Eugene works for a company based in the Chicago area, but is currently on assignment in Vietnam, which explains the less-than-pristine call quality.
Hopefully, you can take some things away from the audio clip below. Feel free to respond in the comments section.