Players To OWN:
Kelly Olynyk, PF/C, Miami Heat
Olynyk has strung up three good games in a row and with Hassan Whiteside not playing Friday against Phoenix, Olynyk should soak up most of the minutes. He has averaged 14 points, seven rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.3 steals the last three outings with probably the best one coming up against an anemic Suns defense.
Darren Collision, PG, Indiana Pacers
Most would probably pick Tyreke Evans as the most likely beneficiary of Victor Oladipo's injury, Read More
Jimmy Butler's wish came true as the Minnesota Timberwolves decided to move into a different direction and trade the disgruntled star to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers parted ways with Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless, and a future second-round pick to make the deal work.
As much as we are in awe right now because of the recent power shift, the fantasy-head in us only care about how the trade affects our fantasy teams going forward. Who are the biggest winners and losers in the Read More
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
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
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
Ben Simmons, PF, PHI ($9,900)
Simmons scored 48.2 FP on Friday against OKC. He’s had the whole weekend to rest, and he gets a good matchup with the lowly Bulls tonight. Joel Embiid is sitting out tonight for rest, which means Simmons is in for a huge workload and more rebounds. He’s being priced below Towns, Westbrook, Harden and Durant, but has a legit chance to be a top 3 performer tonight.
Kemba Walker, PG, CHA ($8,000)
Kemba Walker is as stable as they come. He’s averaging a solid 36.7 Read More
1. Another milestone for The King...
Congrats to @KingJames of the @cavs for moving up to 10th on the all-time Field Goals Made list with 10,660! #ThisIsWhyWePlay pic.twitter.com/GrnqxWfIzB
— NBA (@NBA) December 1, 2017
2. Just a thought: Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram, the No. 1 and No. 2 pick of 2016, got their first 30-point games on the same night.
3. Proof that the NBA is a player's league: Mike D'Antoni's Rockets is sixth in the NBA in defensive efficiency while Tom Thibodeau's Wolves Read More
With 4 weeks of the NBA season in the books, we’ve had enough of a sample size to take stock of the rookies so far this year. Ranking rookies is always tough since some are thrust into starting roles, while others are able to ease into things off the bench. Some are on contenders, surrounded by stars, and others are not. Here’s a reminder of the top 5 picks from this year’s draft:
76ers: Markelle Fultz (G) - Washington
Lakers: Lonzo Ball (G) - UCLA
Celtics: Jayson Tatum (F) - Read More
Kevin Durant, SF/PF, GS ($9,700)
Durant filled up the stat sheet on Saturday with 29 points (11-18 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks against the 76ers. Durant is cheaper than both the twin towers from New Orleans and with Steph Curry unlikely to play tonight that means Durant will do most of the heavy lifting for the Warriors.
Ben Simmons, PG/SF, PHI ($8,500)
Patrick Beverly is out for tonight’s game which should open up passing and driving lanes for Simmons. Read More