All posts by Ivan Yau

Ivan is a basketball fanatic and has been playing fantasy sports since 2002. Ivan is also a part-time poker player, writer, and iGaming consultant. Check out www.oddsandpots.com or follow on Twitter @crazyivan24.

Best Basketball Shoes for Concrete

There's nothing like a good ol' fashion streetball game. It's basketball in its purest form and when it's time to step on the concrete, you want to make sure you're prepared. There's no better way to prepare than by making sure you have the right shoes before going out there but in order to have the right shoes you need to know exactly what makes a great outside basketball shoe. In this guide, we're going to break down and review the best basketball shoes for concrete, so you can feel secure on Read More

2020 NBA Fantasy Basketball MVP Discussion: LeBron James’ 5 Best Stat Lines Of The Season

It's hard to determine who the MVP of 2020 Fantasy Basketball but there are at least SIX who are in the conversation, in my opinion. These are James Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, Nikola Jokic, James Harden, and Luka Doncic. Doncic missing games is an issue but still, he is a force to be reckoned with 52.61 fantasy points per game, according to NBA's official fantasy scoring system. But we will get to Luka at another time. This article is about LeBron James, AKA The Washed King, AKA Read More

5 NBA Players Who Pledged Money For People Affected By Covid-19

The Corona Virus disease (Covid-19) pandemic delivered brutal blows to the sports world but on the other hand, it gave athletes a chance to show their human side and help the less fortunate ones. Here are a list of professional athletes who pledged money for the people affected by the virus and the ongoing battle to eradicate it: 1.) Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans The Duke product was the very first NBA player to pledge money in order to cover the salaries of the workers of the Smoothie Read More

Best Basketball Shoes for Big Guys

When you step on the court, you're the center of attention. Clearly, you're bigger than everyone else, so maybe you feel like you have something to prove. Big guys can ball too, but just like regular sized players, big guys need the right type of shoes. More importantly because you run the risk of injury if you don't. That's why in this article we'll be diving into the best basketball shoes for big guys and breaking down exactly what you should be looking for in regards of not just your shoe, but Read More

Best Basketball Shoes for Middle School: Keep Your Kid Comfy With These Top Picks.

  You're on the hunt for the perfect pair of basketball shoes for your middle schooler. You've seen some but you're not sure which are the best for them. This isn't something you have to stress about or have a tough time coming to a decision on, it's just a matter of spotting certain attributes and understanding what type of player your child is. In this guide, we not only give you a list of the best basketball shoes for middle school students but exactly what attributes you need to look for in Read More

Best Basketball Shoes for a Point Guard – These Shoes Will Have You Breaking Ankles On The Court

All eyes are on you. You're carrying your team on your back and you're responsible for making some big plays. Being a point guard, it's important for you to have shoes that are extremely reliable and durable because you're going to be constantly running, moving in different directions and driving to the basket. Not having them could mean potential injury and no one wants that. That's why in this guide we'll be reviewing the best basketball shoes for a point guard. Product  Cushioning Material Silhouette Style Buy Nike Read More

10 Best budget Basketball Shoes– top choices for under $100

You're probably here in this page because your last decent pair has almost no traction left or the outsole forgot that it's glued in the upper. We have all been there. I like to max out many of my basketball sneakers until their last breathes until I found a way to make THEM all last longer: Buy two or three pairs of budget shoes and rotate them instead of spending it all on a heavily-priced LeBron 16's or Kobe A.D.'s or numbered Jordans. The most fun part is there are so many different models Read More

NBA Finals Game 2: 10 Player Prop Bets

The Toronto Raptors look to take a stranglehold 2-0 series lead against the Golden State Warriors, who will be missing Kevin Durant (again) for Game #2. Interestingly the Warriors are 7-7 in the NBA Finals without Kevin Durant, and are 8-1 with him. Therefore, the Warriors will rely heavily on the Splash Brothers to carry the load on offense as the rest of their lineup doesn't scare anybody - Green, Iguodala, Bell, Looney, Livingston - all usually struggle to create their own shots. Although Read More

NBA 2018-19 Finals Prediction and Game 1 Betting Tips

Golden State Warriors may be one of the greatest teams ever assembled, and there starting five consist of All-Stars including Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins. Warriors are looking to join NBA's elite three-peat championship company, and cement themselves as one of the best dynasty's ever. However, as a sports bettor, I often find myself looking for "value" bets. And in this particular NBA Finals, the Toronto Raptors' led by Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Read More

Daily Fantasy NBA Picks for FanDuel – April 9, 2018

In this article, I will recommend players that you may want to target and build around your NBA lineup tonight (Cash & GPP).  These players shall exceed value because of increase playing time and increase usage rate.
Daily Fantasy NBA Picks for FanDuel – April 9, 2018 
Nikola Mirotic, PF, NO Pelicans (FanDuel: $6,900)
Jrue Holiday, SG, NO Pelicans (FanDuel: $8,900)
Anthony Davis, PF, NO Pelicans (FanDuel: $13,200)
New Orleans Pelicans are in a must win vs LA Clippers, who are out of Read More