Tag Archives: Joel Embiid

NBA MVP Power Rankings – In the Hunt

In the Hunt Kyrie Irving, PG, BOS, 20.6 points, 5.2 assists, 3.1 rebounds Irving’s stats are well below the other contenders for MVP, but he provides quality, clutch plays for the Celtics. He may not average nearly 30 a game, but he consistently closes games for the Celtics and is the trusted ball handler who limits turnovers and makes the right play when the game is on the line. He’s helped Al Horford and the rest of his teammates overachieve so far this year. In the epic game against the Read More

NBA DFS Players to Avoid on Nov. 9 – 2017

Lonzo Ball, PG, LAL ($6,000) Lonzo totaled 9 points, 6 assists and 4 blocks in 39 minutes last night against the Celtics. Lonzo was clearly overmatched by Kyrie Irving, and I bet having to chase Irving around all night contributed to his poor performance on offense. He was just 1-5 from 3-point range, and most of his points came on floaters in the lane, or on aggressive drives to the basket while the Celtics were getting back on defense. Obviously, tonight will be his second game in as many Read More

5 Awesome NBA Stats Of The Day– Jan. 19, 2017

You'll see a recurring theme in today's stats and it's Joel Embiid. 1. Danny LeRoux called it the most surreal stat of the morning and we couldn't agree more. Surreal stat of the morning: David Lee is ahead of Draymond Green in DefRtg so far this season (100.1 vs 100.4) — Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) January 19, 2017 2. James Harden is defying logic. James Harden is avg 13.1 assists on 2nd night of back-to-backs, nearly 4 more than the next-closest (Chris Paul, 9.4) Bucks-Rockets, ESPN — Read More

5 Awesome NBA Stats Of The Day– Dec. 26, 2016

5 Awesome NBA Stats Of The Day-- Dec. 26, 2016 1. In pretty good company... Joel Embiid averages 2.4 blocks per game. The last rookie with at least 2.4 blocks per game for a full season was Tim Duncan in '97-98. 2. John Wall and Kyrie Irving assists numbers last 5 games. J-Wall= 56 Kyrie= 50 3. Karl-Anthony Towns' efficient night vs Hawks. He had 22 points on 8/8 from the field, 3/3 from three and 3/3 from the line. 4. Mason Plumlee! Mason Plumlee's fourth assist Read More

NBA DFS Best Value Picks– Dec. 26, 2016

NBA DFS Best Value Picks-- Dec. 26, 2016 We have 11 games so plenty of fish in the sea to choose from. But who will give you the most value? The Studs Nicolas Batum, SG/SF, Charlotte Hornets ($7,800) Batum has been messing around lately and the best thing about him is, he does not rely on points to get value (even though that helps, too). The Frenchman has dropped over 40 fantasy points in four of the last five including a triple-double in the win over Chicago. Brooklyn is not exactly the Read More

5 Surprising NBA Stats Through Week 6

We do want little surprises here and there to spice things up, don't we? However, as fantasy basketball die-hards, surprises are the last things we want. But since it's pretty much a part of our fantasy basketball lives, we might as well deal with it the best way possible. 1. Jrue Holiday and Danny Green's Impact The Pelicans kinda suck, let's face it, but they would suck a lot more if Jrue Holiday isn't there. Anthony Davis 'may be having a historic, Michael Jordan, Kareem-like season, but Read More

7 Awesome NBA Stats Of The Day

7 Awesome NBA Stats Of The Day 1. Heard this Draymond guy is pretty good defensively. @SynergySST Draymond Green Blocks Dennis Schroder #EMIsportsCentral More coverage > https://t.co/F1N7uhPUPO https://t.co/eyhjPqWrW4 — EMI Sports Bay Area (@EMIsports) November 29, 2016 2. And this Westbrook dude, y'all heard of him? Triple-doubles in NBA this season Russell Westbrook 8 Everyone else in NBA 8 — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 29, 2016 3. Speaking of Westbrook... ... Read More

5 NBA Stats Of The Day

5 NBA Stats Of The Day 1. Giannis is in a league of his own-- literally. He is the only player this season with 280 points, 100 rebounds, 75 assists, 25 blocks, and 25 steals through 13 games. 2. The Wizards backcourt are balling tonight. Bradley Beal goes off for a career-high 42 while John Wall has 18 points, 15 assists, 4 blocks and 3 steals. 3. Numbers don't lie: Bulls is Jimmy Butler's and Dwyane Wade's team. Two out of three ain't bad. pic.twitter.com/WNDfcuAvSh — John Schuhmann Read More

Top Waiver Wire Pickups For Fantasy Basketball

How you work the waiver is essentially one of the musts in winning your NBA fantasy basketball league. There are just so many factors in an NBA season-- games, injuries, youths, coach's preference-- that it's impossible to stick with a roster without ever making changes. Here are the top waiver wire pickups for fantasy basketball this week and how they can help your team in the long run: Guards Marcus Smart, PG/SG, Boston Celtics Smart has always been an elite steals contributor but without Read More

Fantasy Basketball Stock Watch: Players Trending Up And Down

OK, I know it's early in the season but we have to do this nonetheless. Some of the guys are playing so poorly we can't blame owners if they have gotten rid of them already. (Hello, Nikola Jokic!) Some, however, are just "beasting" from out of nowhere and some of them are probably available in your leagues you have got to drop someone for these surprise studs. Stock Up Joel Embiid, C, Philadelphia 76ers If there are any questions about how good Joel Embiid is, I reckon all of them are answered Read More