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NBA Rookie Power Rankings

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

Players to Target in NBA DFS on Nov. 13 – 2017

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

NBA DFS Basketball Value Picks– Oct. 23, 2017

The Studs Giannis Antetokounmpo, PG/SF, Milwaukee Bucks ($10,900) The Greek Freak is on a mission, period. No explanation needed on this one. Pick him up and be ready to roll. Ben Simmons, PG/SF, Philadelphia 76ers ($7,700) Ben Simmons is doing his best Giannis impression right now and that's good news for fantasy owners. Simmons has just the right price to complement Antetokounmpo's high-end salary and has a high floor given his penchant to contribute across the board (except 3's). The Pistons Read More

Top Rookies Of Fantasy Basketball For 2017-18

These are basically predictions so it should be taken with a grain of salt. However, it is obvious that some teams can offer rookies the opportunity right off the bat. (Hello, Atlanta and Brooklyn!) Jayson Tatum, for example, averaged 18.2 points and 8.8 rebounds in 5 Summer League games en route to a slot in the All-Summer League second team. But could he even crack the 20-minute mark with Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart in front of him in the rotation? Time can only answer the Read More

Life Without Ben: Fantasy Impact Of Ben Simmons Injury

The Philadelphia 76ers just couldn't catch a break. Sixers prized rookie Ben Simmons went down with a foot injury during training camp. Currently, no timetable has been set yet for his return. That is bad news for Philadelphia, who hopes the 19-year-old will be spearheading them to a much-improved season. For now, the future is again put on hold as Simmons is confirmed to have broken the fifth metatarsal bone of his foot. Even though the team has not said anything about surgery or a return, we Read More

2016 NBA Fantasy Team Outlook: Philadelphia 76ers

For the first time in like forever, something positive is brewing in Philadelphia. And no, I don't mean the tank fest. (Although with probably a five-horse race for the top overall pick next year, that's not entirely a bad idea.) But yeah, let's forget about the 10-72 record last season or the 18-64 slate from the season before. While they still figure to be one of the worst teams in the league, the excitement surrounding Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, and Dario Saric is warranted. These three are the Read More

5 Awesome Basketball Stats Of The Day

1. Kyle Lowry The Toronto Raptors guard is arguably the best player whenever he steps on the Olympic floor. Need proof? Lowry: 1st in defensive rating, 3rd in net rating. Team USA was +192 with him on the floor. Yeah, he's good. https://t.co/Xj5tAKyPDd — Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) August 23, 2016 2. That time when David Robinson decided to steal one scoring title from Shaq on the last day of the regular season... https://youtu.be/BBCNgqYnlZI ... and finished with 71 points, 14 rebounds, Read More

5 Disappointments In The 2016 NBA Summer League

I have just listed my surprise standouts in the 2016 NBA Summer League and now it's time to do the opposite and tally the disappointments. I may just be overreacting to some of them because I expected a lot more from these guys but that's the price to pay if you're picked at the top of the lottery. There you go, I spilled all the beans. Here are my 5 disappointments in the 2016 NBA Summer League: 1. Buddy Hield, SG, New Orleans Pelicans Hield was tabbed the most NBA ready out of ANY player Read More

5 Awesome NBA Stats And Figures Of The Day

5 Awesome NBA Stats And Figures Of The Day 1. Ben Simmons' court vision is the real deal. Eight assists vs Lakers along with eight points and 10 rebounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFdKpDEguZc 2. Speaking of passing, Serbia has won the Belgrade OQT over Puerto Rico by assisting on every made field goal. 37 assists on 37 FGs! https://youtu.be/_ZAlktOxI00 3. Larry Nance Jr vs Sixers: 13 Pts, 7 Stls, 4 Blks, 4 Ast, 8 rebounds https://youtu.be/Osji3pHhhdM 4. Not exactly Mike Conley-esque Read More

5 Rookies With Fantasy Value On The Get-Go

Rookies are not usually looked upon to deliver the goods right off the bat but sometimes it's necessary. It's either the team hands them the keys right away (minutes with a green light to shoot) or they somehow fill a need (three-point shooting or defense). Whatever the case, we'll take a look at 5 rookies with fantasy value projected higher than their years indicate: 1. Brandon Ingram, Los Angeles Lakers All signs point to Ingram as an immediate fantasy star for the Purple and Gold. New Los Read More