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NBA DFS Pick’Em Strategy on Nov. 16 – 2017

Only 2 games to pick from tonight, but 3 of the 4 teams are loaded with fantasy talent. I took Joel Embiid in my DFS draft last night and he scored 90+ points. Let’s see if we can pick out some similar gems for tonight’s matchups. Tier 1: Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Kyrie Irving My Choice: Kyrie Irving, PG, BOS Boston’s defense is legit; they have the 2nd best defensive rating relative to league average since 1976. Jump shooters are just 16 for 51 from behind the three-point line against 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

5 Amazing Basketball Stats Of The Day

1. Klay Thompson in 2016 Rio Olympics so far... China: 1-6 FG, 0-3 from three Venezuela: 0-5 FG, 0-4 from three Australia: 2-9 FG, 2-6 from three Serbia: 1-6 FG, 1-3 from three 2. LeBron may be worth $33 M now but... Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson could be worth more when they signed their deals in 1997 and 1981, respectively. Jordan's salary was $33M for 1997-98, which is worth about $50 million today; on the other hand, Magic had his $25 M a year 35 years ago, and that could've been worth Read More

Fantasy Impact Of Kevin Durant’s Signing With Warriors

After Kevin Durant announced he will be moving on and sign with the Golden State Warriors, that decision changes everything. Of course, it made the Dubs instant title favorites, Oklahoma City a second-tier squad, and in the words of one unnamed executive, everybody-- including LeBron James-- are playing for second place now. While Durant joining forces with Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green made the Warriors the team to beat for the next couple of years (and possibly more if KD decides Read More

5 Things To Expect In The 2016 NBA Finals Game 7

The craziest of the crazy series, the 2016 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers has took a turn for the, well, crazy. The two teams have been so evenly matched-up that they took turns beating each other to a pulp in the past six games. With the aggregate score at 610- apiece, it has now come down to this... ...2016 NBA Finals Game 7. Here are 5 things to expect in that winner-take-all game this Sunday: 1. Steve Kerr going big Believe it or not, the Death Read More

Western Conference Finals Game 6: 3 Things We Learned From The Warriors’ Comeback Win

The Oklahoma City Thunder can taste the NBA Finals in the air. They had every opportunity to put away the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 at home but could not capitalize. In the last 5:48 of the game, the defending champs outscored the Thunder 21-7 to turn a seven-point deficit to a 108-101 win. Here are the 3 things we learned from the Warriors' thrilling comeback win over Oklahoma City in the Western Conference Finals Game 6. 1. Hero ball won't cut it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHxs_-UVsUU Team Read More

2016 Western Conference Finals: 5 Things Warriors Should Do To Turn Tide VS Thunder

To say the Golden State Warriors is having a bad series against the OKC Thunder is an understatement. It seems like the Thunder is beating the yellow legion to every lose ball, looks tougher, and certainly hungrier than the defending champs. However, the Warriors managed to survive Game 5 at home and now faces a tall task of trying to salvage their season. No, 73-9 don't mean a thing without the ring. As hard as that can be,  team as good as the Warriors, no matter how flustered they were, always Read More

5 Best Statistical Performances In 2015

The year 2015 gave us some of the best statistical performances from the best players in the NBA and we're rounding out the five. 1. Anthony Davis (vs Denver, March 15, 2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfz3ZZmSwd4 Eleven days before this game versus Denver, Anthony Davis terrorized the Detroit Pistons with an 8-block performance. Little did we know, he still has something up his sleeve versus the Nuggets. Davis had 36 points, 14 rebounds, 7 assists, and 9 blocks March 15th, making Read More

NBA Fantasy Forecaster Week 14 (Jan.26 – Feb.1)

The NBA All-Star Game is just around the corner and you may have heard the five starters from each conference are all good to go. All of them deserved the call, except maybe Kobe Bryant, who has done nothing this conference but pass (to teammates and non-teammates), shoot bricks, and basically little else. (To be fair, the passing of Michael Jordan as the third all-time leading scorer is one heck of an achievement, but it's more of a lifetime feat than an in-season effort.) Speaking of the All-Star Read More

Possible 2015 NBA All-Star Snubs

The third returns for the NBA All-Star ballots are in and as usual, there were some surprises to and fro in both conferences. In the East, Pau Gasol is the 2nd leading vote-getter in the frontcourt comfortably behind LeBron James and slightly above Carmelo Anthony. The backcourt's vote leader is John Wall (very well-deserved) but oft-injured superstar Dwyane Wade is in Wall's rear-view mirror, over a hundred thousand votes atop Kyle Lowry and Kyrie Irving and nearly twice the votes Jimmy Butler Read More