3 Weird Stats And Numbers Early In The 2018-19 NBA Season
1.) Denver's Defense
No one sees the Denver Nuggets as a mauling defensive juggernaut, but 11 games into the season, they are sitting in the upper echelon of the league when it comes to stopping opponents.
According to NBAstats.com, the Nuggets just sit behind the Boston Celtics in defensive rating (101.6) while ranking inside the top 10 in defensive rebounding percentage (4th), steals (4th), opponents' field goals made (4th), opponents' Read More
I hope everyone had a chance to use the core lineup I gave on Monday. DeRozan had a career night and the other 4 had point totals well above their FPPG average. Nurkic and Valentine were both under 5% owned.
Tonight is only a 2 game slate, my wheelhouse is 5-9 games in a night, but I was able to create a lineup that looked decent. My 8 player team broke down to 4 different FPPG tiers; 2 in the 40s, 2 in the 30s, 2 in the 20s and 2 in the 10s.
The 40s- Durant 48.8, Paul 42.2
I was Read More
It's Russell Westbrook's last game for the 2016-17 season so this will be a tribute of some sorts to the future MVP.
NBA Playoffs Stats Of The Day-- April 26, 2017
1. That's why you don't take Beastbrook out of the game...
Russell Westbrook was off the floor for 6 minutes in Game 5.
In those 6 minutes, the Rockets outscored the Thunder 27-9. pic.twitter.com/AicL24JgEd
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 26, 2017
2. ... although he had his share of struggles in Game 4.
From Read More
The NBA playoffs are here so it's time to sound like an idiot again and predict the winners of the first round. You know what they have said about this year's playoffs-- that it's only going to be a collision course between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. While that conclusion makes sense, we cannot be absolutely sure because anything can happen-- whether it's injuries (hope not) or just simply one team outplaying either one of the favorites.
So before we get carried away Read More
There are 20 NBA teams that will play four games through Nov. 21-27 but schedules are not created equal. Here are players to target for the upcoming week of fantasy basketball:
NBA Fantasy Basketball Forecaster: Nov. 21-27
Indiana Pacers, 4 games
Player to watch: Jeff Teague, PG
Teague's transition from Atlanta to his hometown Indiana has been up and down since Paul George went down with an ankle injury the past two games, the 2015 All-Star was brilliant. He is averaging 25.5 points, eight Read More
The Houston Rockets roster may not be that much better without Dwight Howard but with the hiring of Mike D'Antoni, they are going to have a lot of fantasy appeal. That as much is true.
MDA's system has brought so much fantasy value to teams like the Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, and the Los Angeles Lakers. Good players like Shawn Marion and Boris Diaw were made fantasy superstars and mediocre ones like Earl Clark and Jeremy Lin were made relevant.
Again, they may not be better than they were last Read More
Some ridiculous stats of the day for you to delve in...
1. The San Antonio Spurs lost tonight to the Houston Rockets and a 40.9% clip from the floor did not help, but few have been better historically than this bunch.
Through the first 30 games of the season, the Spurs is second all-time in points differential.
San Antonio Spurs... pic.twitter.com/0Cw2w9xRZG
— NBA Günlükleri (@NBAGunlukleri) December 24, 2015
As you can see, four of those teams won the championship the same year so we Read More
One thing is for sure: the Larry O'Brien trophy will change hands soon and I couldn't be any happier.
After a riotous 82-game regular season, excitingly boring set of first round series and nail-biting finishes galore in the conference semifinals, we are down to four teams.
Golden State's Steph Curry and Houston Rockets' James Harden looks to add to the league's more anticipated one-on-one matchups in recent memory while the team-oriented Atlanta Hawks will try to solve the supposed one-man band Read More
I don't hate advanced stats as much as Charles Barkley, nor am I making it my mistress like Daryl Morey.
I like to think that I'm a reasonable guy-- a balanced one if you will-- but if you dig fantasy basketball, you have to be more Morey than Barkley. If you think like Sir Chuck in fantasy, you might as well draft up until the third round and leave. On the other hand, if you're Morey, you find specialized value up until the last pick, which can potentially help you out in the long run.
As Read More