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Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Houston Rockets

by on Sep.28, 2011, under Team analysis

Shane Battier, Chase Budinger

Now that the dude on the left is gone, Budinger should be ready for takeoff -- Heineken and all. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Depth chart:
PG: Kyle Lowry, Goran Dragic, Jonny Flynn
SG: Kevin Martin, Courtney Lee
SF: Chase Budinger, Terrence Williams, Marqus Blakely
PF: Luis Scola, Patrick Patterson, Donatas Motiejunas, Marcus Morris
C: Chuck Hayes*, Jordan Hill, Hasheem Thabeet, Marcus Cousin

* unrestricted free agent (continue reading…)

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Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 10.27.10

by on Oct.27, 2010, under Quick hits

Brandon Roy

Roy is the first 'Beast' of the 2010-11 NBA season. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

Beast of the Night: Brandon Roy kicked off the season with 24 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals, hitting 4 threes in the process. He shot 45 percent (9-20) from the field, 100 percent (2-2) from the line and had 2 turnovers. What slow preseason?

Lines for Discussion:
LeBron James: 10-21 FG (48%),  8-12 FT (67%), 3 threes, 31 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk, 8 TO

Dwyane Wade: 4-16 FG (25%), 4-6 FT (67%), 1 three, 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl, 6 TO (continue reading…)

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Top 5 NBA fantasy basketball storylines to watch in 2010-11 (DimeMag.com)

by on Oct.26, 2010, under Other

Anthony Randolph

Is this what a two-time bust looks like? (AP Photo/Claudio Scaccini)

We’re hours away from the start of what should be an indelible 2010-11 NBA season. I hope you’re as excited as I am.

I’ve posted my top five fantasy basketball storylines to watch this season. Head over to DimeMag.com to read the full post. Below is a teaser:

1. Sleepers or Busts: Anthony Randolph, J.J. Hickson, Nicolas Batum, Austin Daye, Jeff Teague, Leandro Barbosa and Rodrigue Beaubois – these are some of the names that have been tagged with “sleeper” for 2010-11. Who will fulfill that label? Who will continue to slumber? And how forgiving will we be of the latter group?… (continue reading…)

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Team analysis: Houston Rockets

by on Sep.30, 2010, under Team analysis

Yao Ming

This season is all about Yao for the Rockets. (Keith Allison/Flickr)

Depth chart:
PG: Aaron Brooks, Kyle Lowry, Ishmael Smith
SG: Kevin Martin, Courtney Lee, Jermaine Taylor
SF: Shane Battier, Chase Budinger, Jared Jeffries
PF: Luis Scola, Chuck Hayes, Patrick Patterson, Alexander Johnson, Jordan Hill
C: Yao Ming, Brad Miller

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Kevin Martin – SG (Rd. 4-5): 22 Pts, 2 threes, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl
Aaron Brooks – PG (Rd. 4-5): 20 Pts, 2.5 threes, 2 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl
Luis Scola – F/C (Rd. 7-8): 14.5 Pts, 8.5 Reb, 2 Ast
Yao Ming – C (Rd. 8-10): 13.5 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Blk
Shane Battier – SF (Rd. 12+): 7 Pts, 1.5 threes, 4 Reb, 2.5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk
Chase Budinger – G/F (Rd. 13+): 9 Pts, 1 three, 3.5 Reb
Kyle Lowry – PG (Rd. 13+): 7 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl
Brad Miller – C (Rd. 13+): 6 Pts, 3 Reb
Courtney Lee – G/F (Rd. 13+): 7 Pts, 2.5 Reb (continue reading…)

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Chain gang: Mock draft reminder, the dreaded 4th pick, Pau Gasol, happy Yao, KG’s potty mouth

by on Aug.25, 2010, under Chain gang, Mock drafts

Kevin Garnett

I'd like to tell you that KG's telling the ref to "Check out these links," but he's probably saying something closer to "**** ******* *** **** *********." (Keith Allison/Flickr)

A friendly reminder: Our flash-mob mock draft at Mock Draft Central is taking place tomorrow evening (Thursday, Aug. 26). Since I’m gunning for us all to take part in a free draft (bloggin’ ain’t easy — or lucrative), I can’t predict exactly what time or how many spots (10 or 12) will be available in the slot we get, but it will be sometime around 7 p.m. EDT (it won’t be earlier than that). The good news is that you can reserve your spot as soon as the time slot is created by the good people at Mock Draft Central, so keep an eye out for an update here and on Twitter sometime late tonight or early tomorrow morning about exactly when the draft will take place. It will be 14 rounds of nine-category goodness, and you choose your pick position. After the draft is over, I’ll post a round-by-round analysis where I’ll publicly laud or embarrass your picks (half-kidding). I hope you’re excited as I am.

  • You’ll find Dirk Nowitzki ranked as the No. 4 overall fantasy player just about everywhere, but that doesn’t mean it’s cool. Justin at Life is Just a Fantasy…Basketball Blog talks about why he’s going with Stephen Curry at No. 4.
  • Henry at Weakside Help is optimistic about the likes of Greg Oden and Andrew Bynum this season, but Pau Gasol? Pau-lease.
  • Fantasy Basketball Daily is in the midst of his position-by-position fantasy rankings (based on a scoring system). Tippy’s going with Deron Williams over Chris Paul.
  • The great Dan Gilbert is the guest poster for Give Me The Rock’s Cleveland Cavaliers fantasy team preview, and guess what? Comic Sans, that’s what.
  • Yao Ming‘s famous foot (shouldn’t it have a nickname by now?) is declared fully healed and the big man appears optimistic. The AP report mentions his conditioning (he lost 40 pounds in the last 3.5 months, and wants to lose more weight) and that his minutes will be limited in the early going, as expected. If you’re optimistic about his fantasy value this season, giggle with glee.
  • Kevin Garnett used to be a fantasy monster — now he’s relegated to being good for a highlight reel’s worth of cussing. Head over to Basketbawful to witness some of KG’s verbal diarrhea, but put earmuffs on the ears of any children that might be in the room.
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