All posts by Jan Rey Obguia

Jan Rey has been following basketball way before he knew how to write cursive letters. He is also an ardent fantasy basketball participant since 2003 and has won two private All-Filipino 20-team leagues way back when.

5 Random Basketball Stats To Get You Through The Day

1. Offensive Machines Since 1990, only FIVE teams have had 3 players averaging 20+ points: 90-91 Golden State Warriors (Run TMC), 2007-08 Warriors, (Monta, B-Diddy, Captain Jack), 2013-14 Sacramento Kings (Boogie, IT, Rudy Gay) 2016-17 Warriors, and 2017-18 Warriors (Steph, Klay, KD). 2. Kawhi open to leaving San Antonio to take less money? In case you're living under a rock, Kawhi Leonard has reportedly asked for a trade and would be willing to forego the Supermax and take less money. How Read More

3 Things Cavs Need To Do To Win Game 3

1.) Play With Fire And Desperation The NBA Finals is more than just X's and O's. After all, Cleveland and Golden State have faced each other for the fourth consecutive time in the Finals already. What was lacking in the Cavs so far this series is the aggressive play that almost had them steal Game 1. Tristan Thompson making his presence felt, Larry Nance, Jr. having a hand on passing lanes, etc.  (Nance had three deflections, four loose balls recovered, four contested shots and seven box Read More

5 Unbelievable Numbers/Facts In Game 1 Of The NBA Finals

1. KD (and Draymond) couldn't guard LeBron. Basically, nobody could touch LeBron in Game 1 as he went off for a playoff career-high 51 points. But KD, Bron's primary defender, allowed him to score 30 points on 10-for-15 shooting. To be fair to KD, Draymond Green didn't do a better job, either. Green was LeBron's primary defender in eight possessions, and James scored eight points on 4-for-6 shooting. Apparently, the Dubs need Iggy real quick or LeBron will probably average 45 in this series. 2. Read More

3 Takeaways In The NBA Finals Game 1

The Golden State Warriors took over in the extra period to come out on top, 124-114, over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals Game 1. A combined 79 points by Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Kevin Durant plus the all-around brilliance of Draymond Green got the job done. LeBron James registered a new Finals-high with 51 points. 1. The Cavs Totally Deserved To Win The Game I am not even a Cavs fan but I thought Cleveland worked hard enough to steal Game 1 on the road.  They completely owned Read More

5 Interesting Numbers In The Celtics-Cavs ECF Game 5

1. Jayson Tatum! Tatum becomes the first rookie since Jack Sikma (in 1978) to score 300+ points in a postseason. He now has nine 20+ point games in the playoffs, trailing only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the all-time rookie list. The crazy thing is if the Celtics go on to the NBA Finals, he will likely be the runaway leader in that category even before that series ends. If this kid ain't the real deal, I don't know who is! 2. More Celtics... The Boston Celtics is the first team with 10 consecutive Read More

5 Awesome Stats Of The Day– May 22, 2018

1. LeBron and Iso Joe's career earnings. In case you don't remember, Joe Johnson is still in the league with the Houston Rockets. But did you know that LeBron James "only" made $19 million more than JJ in their whole career? LeBron James - $233,893,001 Joe Johnson - $214,797,154 (H/T: Reddit) Speaking of LeBron, his six 40-point games are the most in a single postseason since Allen Iverson in 2001. Only Jerry West (8 in 1965) and Michael Jordan (7 in 1989) have more in NBA history. Read More

5 Awesome Stats In The Eastern Conference Finals Game 1

1. The Eastern Conference Finals Game 1 marks the first time in the playoffs that LeBron James did not lead the Cavaliers in BOTH points and assists. Kevin Love led the team with 17 points. 2. Home Sweet Home The Celtics have won eight straight playoff games at the TD Garden after the 108-83 victory in the Eastern Conference Finals Game 1. 3. One streak continues, while another ends. Jayson Tatum's streak of 20+ points games ends at 7 tonight. The blowout does not help but I'm Read More

NBA DFS Playoffs Edition: 3 Building Blocks For Friday (May 4, 2018)

Building a DFS roster in the NBA Playoffs proves to be trickier than most nights but we welcome the challenge. Here are 3 players that should not be missing on any lineups for the two-game slate this Friday: Draymond Green, PF/C, Golden State Warriors Call DG what you want, but you can make a case for him as the Warriors' MVP so far in the playoffs. The 2017 DPOY is averaging a triple-double in the WCSF series  (18 points, 12.0 rebounds, 11.5 assists, 2.0 steals, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 3-pointers) and Read More

3 Building Blocks For NBA DFS Tuesday– April 10, 2018

We're heading down the homestretch of the season but Daily Fantasy Basketball isn't quite done yet. Here are the 3 players you can build with on a six-game NBA DFS Tuesday. Ben Simmons, PG, Philadelphia 76ers Simmons is a lock for ROY but the way he is playing lately, I say give him an All-NBA spot right here right now. The Aussie is averaging a triple-double for the past month (14.2 points, 10 rebounds, and 10.6 assists) along with 1.8 steals and 0.6 blocks. The Sixers are looking to lock Read More

3 Building Blocks For NBA DFS Thursday– April 5, 2018

The NBA is down to its homestretch and while the top teams are already preparing for the playoffs, a handful of others positioning themselves for a nicer seed. Who can you trust to push you above NBA DFS Thursday? 1. Nikola Jokic, C, Denver Nuggets OK, here's the deal: Denver is currently on the outside looking in on the playoff picture BUT they get to host No. 7 Minnesota Thursday night. The two teams are half a game away from each other and if the Nuggets actually beat the Wolves, they'll Read More