For the first time in forever, the NBA Finals featured rosters without anyone named LeBron James or Steph Curry. It was a refreshing sight for basketball fans, and the last couple of games in the series were not for the feint of heart.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was named Finals MVP, delivered a performance for the ages and a historic series. And now, the Larry O'Brien trophy is in Milwaukee, much to the delight of some 65,000 fans in attendance in the Deer district. If you're a stathead like me, Read More
Just a week ago, it seems like everybody is ready to crown the Phoenix Suns as the champs. They had complete control of the series after the first two games and both Chris Paul and Devin Booker are playing out of their minds.
Three games later, it won't be the Suns who will have the chance to take home the Larry O'Brien trophy. Talking about a complete 180! And it could turn out to be a complete disaster for Phoenix, who will be tested with their backs in the proverbial wall.
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Jayson Tatum was an easy call to make as a stud in my last suggestions list and he did not disappoint. He had 34-4-8 plus two steals and a block, which nears 60 FP in all platforms.
And Jusuf Nurkic? Well, make it two monster games in a row-- 30-9-5 plus two steals and a block. Nurk will approach top-tier status in no time so his days as a Middle Man in my book are numbered.
Finally, my faith in Caris LeVert has been rewarded! I don't care if it came against the Wizards but I'm not complaining against Read More
John Collins made sure I keep my streak of consecutive flame-outs in the studs department, after totaling only 12 points, three rebounds, an assists, a steal, a block, and five turnovers in the huge defeat at the hands of the Grizzlies.
Domantas Sabonis almost made it two horrible stud selections on the same day. Fortunately, the first-time All-Star recovered just in time, scoring eight consecutive points at one point in the fourth, to finish with 14-11-5 plus a steal and a block.
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There were hits and a miss from the Feb. 10, 2020 suggestions but I guess it's not enough to halt my streak.
From up top, I gave you Nikola Vucevic and Kristaps Porzingis and they did what they had to as pillars for your fake teams. Vucevic had 24-9-9 and a block, and that fact that he did not commit a single turnover maximized his counting stats. KP, on the other hand, had 28 points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal, and two blocks.
Malcolm Brogdon was underwhelming this time as he had his Read More
1.) Will Barton, SF, Denver Nuggets
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For Barton this season, consistency is the name of the game. Of the 11 games he appeared in, he only had two fantasy duds. The rest, he is averaging 16.8 points, 8.4 rebounds, and three assists plus defensive extras.
Long story short, if you're playing a game of chance, Barton is probably going to give you good numbers than bad ones.
2.) Chris Paul, PG, OKC Thunder
As long as CP3 is priced like this ($26 at Yahoo, Read More
1.) Nicollo Melli, PF, New Orleans Pelicans
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The Pelicans are basically the walking dead right now. Derrick Favors, Jahlil Okafor, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart are all out leaving only Jaxson Hayes and Melli to man the frontcourt.
Hayes is also a pretty good option considering he had a double-double the last time but Melli is averaging 13-5-3 plus 1.5 steals in the last two games. Both can be rostered given how cheap Melli and Hayes are, but if I have to choose, I'd go for Read More
1.) Harrison Barnes, PF, Sacramento Kings
Barnes has been picking up the slack with Marvin Bagley out averaging a cool 19.2 points, five rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.8 steals on 50% shooting (40% from deep) over the last five games. During that span, he scored over 30 fantasy points in each.
2.) Bogdan Bogdanovic, SG/SF, Sacramento Kings
Took a while but Bogie is finally starting to get hot.
In the past two games, Bogdanovic is registering 21 points, three rebounds, four assists, 1.5 steals, and Read More
1.) League of his own
Devin Booker, through eight games, is the only player in the NBA to have shot over 50% from the field, 50% from 3 in at least 5 attempts per game, and shoot over 90% from the line.
2.) Celtics Quirk
From out of nowhere, the Boston Celtics sits atop the Eastern Conference by stringing seven straight after losing its first game. Now without Kyrie Irving, Boston got contributions from everywhere: Marcus Smart co-leads the team in assists with Kemba Walker (4.5), while Jayson Read More
1.) D'Angelo Russell
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Russell just became the first option of a young Nets team to probably an off-the-ball scorer in Golden State with Steph Curry the focal point of the offense. The first-time All-Star excels when he has the ball making decisions on pick-and-rolls, something he may not be able to do with Curry around. (According to NBA.com/stats, the percentage of unassisted field goals by Russell last season is at 71.2%, which means he is more of a shot-creator Read More