If the season is officially over, who are your candidates for Most Improved Player? Well, that's a tough question since the "Most Improved" tag can simply be theoretical. Is your MIP rose from relative obscurity to prominence? Someone who was good but kept adding up to his game? Or perhaps a first-time All-Star?
Who knows, but every young star appearing on this list definitely has a case. Let's start with someone from the most pleasant surprise teams, the Oklahoma City Thunder:
1.) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Read More
I hope you did your diligence last March 9 and checked the availability of your guys. Turns out the Bucks gave this game away by sitting out four of their five starters and one of their most dynamic players coming off that bench, including three in my suggestions. That said, all of the picks I gave other than the grounded Bucks did absolutely well. Outside of Eric Bledsoe, I did suggest the starting Hornets backcourt and they were awesome, helped by a double-overtime game and playing another team Read More
The last time I did a value picks article, I broke my streak of consecutive flame-outs at the stud department. (Bradley Beal and Lonzo Ball both went off for around 50 FP.) Bad news is, my prediction on Steven Adams and Montrezl Harrell were off with both guys churning out subpar performances against each other. It was so bad I'm not inclined to show their stats from March 3rd.
Damion Lee somehow managed to disappoint me but Harry Giles III was pretty solid-- going for 13 points and six rebounds Read More
It's already 02-20-2020, which means, the NBA All-Star Weekend hangover should be over. Let's get back to business with my best value picks for a six-game Thursday night.
The Studs As you well know by now, there are differences when it comes to how the players at Yahoo and DraftKings are priced.
For instance, at Yahoo, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, are just at 37 and 36 bucks, respectively. Those are way too low for players who have a combined seven games of at least 50 FP in the past 20 outings. Read More
Last time I was able to publish my picks was for Jan. 17 with mixed results (mostly great).
Ja Morant and DeMar Derozan were really superb statistically with the latter racking up 25-9-9 plus two steals. Morant held his own in the win, finishing with 16 points, five rebounds, eight assists, three steals, and a block.
If you have gone for Jaren Jackson, Jr., this where the mixed results thing starts. While Kevin Huerter (18 points, two rebounds, an assists, a steal, and two blocks) and Al Horford Read More
Justise Winslow, PG, Miami Heat Winslow has been tearing it up statistically over the past three games, averaging 19 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 6.7 assists over that span. The Heat will be playing a Hawks team in the second night of a back-to-back so this will generally be a favorable matchup for Winslow and the Heat.
The only causes of concern are the return of Dion Waiters and Jimmy Butler but I think JW has proven enough to keep his place as the Heat's starting PG. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = Read More
Who To Play
Robert Covington, SF/PF, Timberwolves You may forgotten all about RoCo because hwas down to 35 games last season but now that he's healthy and ready to go, I believe he'll be one the best fantasy players around.
I mean, how can you not love what we saw in the preaseason? The guy is practically everywhere and in addition to his great defensive stats (2.0 steals and 2.4 blocks per 36 minutes), he was also able to score 14 points, grab under 17 rebounds, and register three dimes per 36 Read More
I'll be the very first one to admit that there is no such thing as a perfect draft unless you're competing with six year olds. But relatively speaking, you can pretty much nail a fantasy basketball draft if you come prepared. and has a clear goal in mind.
The league scoring also matters and for this article, let's hypothetically consider how to complete the (near) perfect standard points league draft.
In a points league, the general rule is go for high-efficiency bigs (high FG% ) over high-volume, Read More
Julius Randle, PF, New Orleans Pelicans
With key players out (Jrue Holiday) and status uncertain (Anthony Davis and Elfrid Payton) coming into Thursday night, Randle will go and handle a heavy load against Sacramento. The Kings are not a good defensive rebounding team making them vulnerable to Randle's bully ball inside. If that happens, the former Kentucky Wildcat is looking at a big, big night.
De'Aaron Fox, PG, Sacramento Kings
Meanwhile, Sacramento will be looking at the Read More