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Fantasy Basketball Team Preview: 2012-13 Cleveland Cavaliers

by on Sep.18, 2012, under Team analysis

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving is about to shake up the list of truly elite fantasy basketball players.

Depth chart:

PG: Kyrie Irving Donald Sloan Jeremy Pargo  
SG: Dion Waiters Daniel Gibson Kelenna Azubuike  
SF: Alonzo Gee C.J. Miles Omri Casspi Luke Walton
PF: Tristan Thompson Samardo Samuels Luke Harangody Kevin Jones
C: Anderson Varejao Jon Leuer Tyler Zeller Michael Eric

Relevant fantasy players and their projected draft round (PDR) and per-game stats:

Name: Position: PDR: FG%: FT%: 3PTM: Pts: Reb: Ast: Stl: Blk: TO:
Kyrie Irving PG 2 48% 88% 1.4 20.0 3.5 6.2 1.3 0.4 3.3
Anderson Varejao C/PF 6 54% 66% - 10.0 9.0 1.5 1.3 1.0 1.7
Tristan Thompson C/PF 9 48% 55% - 9.3 7.3 0.5 0.7 1.3 1.5
Alonzo Gee SG/SF 10 43% 78% 0.8 11.0 5.0 1.2 1.4 0.5 1.3
C.J. Miles SG/SF 11+ 40% 80% 1.3 8.5 2.0 1.0 1.0 0.3 1.2
Dion Waiters SG 12+ 45% 75% 0.6 8.3 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.2 1.5

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Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 4.27.12

by on Apr.27, 2012, under Quick hits

Patty Mills, Charles Jenkins

Patty Mills was the "Beast of the Night." Yep, it was the last night of a lockout-shortened NBA season. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Beast of the Night: Patty Mills finishes the wild 2011-12 NBA regular season with this honor, thanks to his 34 points, five boards, 12 dimes, one steal, one block and four three-pointers. He shot 56 percent (14-25) from the floor and 100 percent (2-2) from the free-throw line, and turned the ball over four times. It’d be a huge surprise to see him here ever again, but good for him and however many of his owners last night.

Lines for Discussion:
DeMarcus Cousins: 9-19 FG (47%), 5-7 FT (71%), 23 Pts, 19 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO; Cousins aggressively put his stamp on the 2011-12 NBA season, finishing with top 60 value

Ed Davis: 10-15 FG (67%), 4-5 FT (80%), 24 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 3 TO; in nine games as a starter this season, Davis averaged 8.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.6 blocks in 33.5 minutes

Enes Kanter: 4-8 FG (50%), 4-7 FT (57%), 12 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk, 1 TO; Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap and Derrick Favors are all on Utah’s payroll next season, which means Kanter’s fantasy appeal will be limited to deep leagues (continue reading…)

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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

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5 Fantasy Basketball Rookies to Watch in 2011-12

by on Jul.08, 2011, under Quick hits

Ricky Rubio

Rubio's assists are limited to clapping for a WNBA game. The NBA lockout: Where amazing happens. (AP Photo/Andy King)

Rookies are the sirens of fantasy basketball. Sirens are, of course, the dangerously seductive sea nymphs in Greek mythology who lured sailors to their deaths on rocky shores with their singing. When assessing the potential fantasy value of NBA rookies, it’s easy to get caught up with their ceilings while ignoring the basements of potential. This, along with the fact that most rookies can be had in the bottom half of drafts, makes them seem pretty alluring.

But consider this: Last season, in a draft class that was arguably more talented than the one we’ll see next season, only about six or seven rookies (Blake Griffin included) turned out to be worth drafting in 2010-11. There were a handful of others that had fantasy value for spurts of last season, but they didn’t turn out to be worth spending a draft pick for. Let this be a cautionary tale for fantasy owners licking their chops at the thought of drafting a rookie when fantasy basketball drafts roll around again. (continue reading…)

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Fantasy Trade Analysis: NBA Offseason 2011

by on Jul.07, 2011, under Trades


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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