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 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

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

Ben Simmons, PG, Philadelphia 76ers The Sixers are headed to the playoffs and Ben Simmons is a big reason why. The seven-foot point guard is practically averaging a triple-double over the past month, putting up 12.4 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 10.8 assists during that stretch. And speaking of triple-doubles, Simmons has collected 7 of them in the past 11. Philadelphia will be facing the lowly Nets and will be without Joel Embiid to close out the season so in Ben we should trust. Paul Millsap, Read More

3 Building Blocks For FanDuel NBA DFS Tuesday– March 13, 2018

Lonzo Ball, PG, Los Angeles Lakers ($7,800) It will be somewhat of a grudge match when Denver visits the Staples Center Tuesday night after the incident at the Mile High City involving Luke Walton and Nuggets guard Jamaal Murray. Nevertheless, it would seem like Ball likes his matchups against Denver, averaging 11.7 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists, and 2 steals in three previous outings. Dario Saric, PF, Philadelphia 76ers ($6,700) Saric has been on fire from deep as of late, draining an eye-popping Read More

3 Building Blocks For FanDuel NBA DFS Tuesday– March 6, 2018

Ben Simmons, PG, Philadelphia 76ers ($8,800) The Houston-OKC tiff is intriguing with a lot of big names but if you want to spread out the wealth with the same ceiling for a huge outing, try Ben Simmons. The Aussie has just torched their would-be opponent Charlotte four days ago with 15 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, and a block. It would be nice to add more scoring and defensive stats but that should still be one heck of a stat line. Jrue Holiday, SG, New Orleans Pelicans ($8,500) Holiday has Read More

Top Waiver-Wire Pickups For The Homestretch

Points Montrezl Harrell, PF, Los Angeles Clippers Since Blake Griffin's departure, the Clippers has been able to give Harrell a steady amount of minutes and it's been paying dividends. He has been averaging 16.8 points and 3.8 rebounds on a 76% clip from the floor. Taurean Prince, SF, Atlanta Hawks Prince has scored in double-digits in seven straight games and nine of the last 10. In the past seven days, Prince is averaging 19 points while also contributing across the board (4.5 rebounds, 2.3 Read More