Who to pick:
If you're looking for someone to build your team around, I think it comes down to Nikola Jokic or Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greek Freak is basically averaging 30-15-7 over the past five games while Joker is good for 30-12-5 over the past six. You couldn't ask for more if you want consistency.
But, if I have to pick, who gets the nod? I'd probably go with Jokic on this one. Giannis gets a questionable tag going into Monday night's game with Portland and while that could just Read More
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the current state of the Sixers should allow primarily Tobias Harris and Al Horford to shine. If you did pick up on my suggestion and perhaps even took it further by buying Shake Milton, you are in pretty good shape.
Harris started out strong and finished even stronger to the tune of 34 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, a steal and a block. Horford flirted with a triple double (15-7-9 plus a steal and a block) while Milton had 19-3-4 plus Read More
There are times when it's just not your night and Feb. 2 wasn't, at least for my suggested value picks. Here's the recap:
I did go for Spicy P and Jrue Holiday and they simply just did not do enough for various reasons. Siakam and the Raptors completely destroyed the Bulls so he doesn't have to do much while Holiday had to give way to the excellent performances of Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, and Zion Williamson.
Jerami Grant and Kyle Lowry did satisfactorily well if you consider them as secondaries. Read More
Mostly all of my picks on 27th did really well and even though both Rudy Gobert (12 points, 14 rebounds, one steal, and two blocks) and Nikola Vucevic (13 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, a steal, and a block) are essentially below average (at least to my liking), all of the other picks were on-point:
Oh, my! Spida Mitchell! DM had over 50 FP for the second time in six games and to think I had him as my pick because he is worth only under $8,000, I struck gold.
Kris Dunn and Larry Nance Jr. were Read More
Last time I was able to publish my picks was for Jan. 17 with mixed results (mostly great).
Ja Morant and DeMar Derozan were really superb statistically with the latter racking up 25-9-9 plus two steals. Morant held his own in the win, finishing with 16 points, five rebounds, eight assists, three steals, and a block.
If you have gone for Jaren Jackson, Jr., this where the mixed results thing starts. While Kevin Huerter (18 points, two rebounds, an assists, a steal, and two blocks) and Al Horford Read More
Nikola Jokic, C, Denver Nuggets
With so many injuries to key players, Denver will be forced to go to Jokic more often on offense. He is averaging 20.4 points, 10.6 rebounds, 9.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.2 turnovers over the past 5 games and there really is no reason why he couldn't keep those numbers with Paul Millsap and Gary Harris both on the shelf.
John Collins, PF, Atlanta Hawks
Collins is looking like a superstar lately, Read More
Best Value Picks For NBA DFS Saturday:
James Harden, PG/SG, Houston Rockets
I'm trying to be a contrarian here with the Harden pick and Houston unexpectedly struggling on offense. The Beard still put up elite numbers (26.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, 7.7 assists, 2.6 steals) but not the jaw-dropping lines we see from him in seasons past.
What does that mean? That means he is due for an explosive showing and it could come at the expense of the Spurs, who is 23rd in the league when it comes to Read More
Everything in the NBA preseason should be taken with a grain of salt for a lot of reasons. Coaches sit starters half the time, training camp invitees play a lot, and there just wasn't enough to go around.
On the other hand, however, coaches use this time to see what they can get out of their new recruits or second-year players. That said, not everyone disappoints, as these 5 players below have shown. They may need to prove themselves more to earn playing time in the regular season but we sure Read More
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
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!
3. Larry Nance Jr vs Sixers: 13 Pts, 7 Stls, 4 Blks, 4 Ast, 8 rebounds
4. Not exactly Mike Conley-esque Read More