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NBA MVP Power Rankings – Dec. 14, 2017

1A) James Harden, PG, HOU (31.6 ppg) The third overall pick in the 2009 draft continues to impress as his team maintains a one game lead over the Warriors for the #1 seed in the West. He’s one of the most gifted scorers in recent memory, and is a good bet to average over 30 ppg for the season, something only KD and Steph Curry have done in the past 8 years. This year, his stellar play is actually turning into more wins and the Rockets look like a legit threat to the Warriors. Rumors have been Read More

5 Awesome NBA Stats Of The Day– Dec. 1, 2017

1. Another milestone for The King... Congrats to @KingJames of the @cavs for moving up to 10th on the all-time Field Goals Made list with 10,660! #ThisIsWhyWePlay pic.twitter.com/GrnqxWfIzB — NBA (@NBA) December 1, 2017 2. Just a thought: Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram, the No. 1 and No. 2 pick of 2016, got their first 30-point games on the same night. 3. Proof that the NBA is a player's league: Mike D'Antoni's Rockets is sixth in the NBA in defensive efficiency while Tom Thibodeau's Wolves Read More

NBA MVP Power Rankings – The Contenders

Let’s take a look at the early contenders for MVP. Feel free to comment with your top 3 and let’s start a discussion. Personally, I define MVP as the player who has or is having the best season. We all know LeBron James is the best basketball player in the world, but he doesn’t always put together a better season than everybody else. I also don’t like the argument for MVP being guided by the idea of “well if you took him off the team, how bad would they be performing?” In my opinion, 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

Players to Target in DFS Basketball on Nov. 7 – 2017

Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF, MIL ($10,800) You don’t need me to tell you that Giannis is having a breakout season, and that he’s an incredible pick for DFS. His cost ($10,800) is the highest of the night, but I think he’s worth it and here’s why: He’s hot right now, coming off 29 points (13-27 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 4 rebounds, 4 blocks, and 3 assists on Friday. He’s had a lot of rest over the long weekend and he’ll be ready to go. He’s playing the Cavs tonight. As I mentioned Read More

Surprises of the NBA Eastern Conference so Far this Season

The Boston Celtics’ Success without Gordon Hayward After all the hype and anticipation, it was devastating to see Gordon Hayward go down with a season-ending injury just 5 minutes into the season. The Celtics looked devastated and it showed early on, falling to 0-2 on the season. Since then, they’ve won six straight and the young team seems to have developed something special. With Terry Rozier, Marcus Smart, and Jaylen Brown all a year older and more developed, this is one of the deepest teams Read More

5 Awesome NBA Stats Of The Day– Oct. 27, 2017

1. NBA refs are calling 3.4 traveling violations per game so far this season-- the highest in 20 years. 3. Marc Gasol is hooping... To open the season, Gasol is putting up 25 points, 10.8 rebounds, three assists, and 1.5 blocks on 49/44/86 shooting. 4. Meanwhile, in the Euroleague... 2018 top draft prospect Luka Doncic is averaging 24 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.3 steals on 50.9/43.5/89 shooting through four games. And he's just doing his work for only 27 minutes a night! 5. Read More

NBA DFS Basketball: Players To Avoid On Saturday– Oct. 21, 2017

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, PG/SF, Milwaukee Bucks It's not that the Greek Freak will produce anything less than a 45-point DFS night, but I just don't like the fact that they're on the tail end of a back-to-back. Of course, I could be wrong and the possibility that Giannis will go ballistic against Portland after a loss to LeBron James and the Cavs but I favor James Harden (without CP3) at home against Dallas or Blake Griffin against Phoenix. 2. Elfrid Payton (PG, Orland Magic) and Dennis Smith Read More

NBA Playoffs DFS Best Value Picks– April 17, 2017

A two-game slate is usually very tricky but since it's the playoffs, you'll surely have options to round out your NBA playoffs DFS roster. Here are 6 NBA Playoffs DFS Best Value Picks that you may want to look at this Monday night: The Studs LeBron James, SF, Cleveland Cavaliers ($11,300) "The King" does not rest during this time of the year and since it's just a two-game slate, the pickings are slim. So why not pick the best of them all while we're at it? LeBron had 32-6-13 in Game 1 along Read More

5 Awesome NBA Stats Of The Day– April 5, 2017

5 Awesome NBA Stats Of The Day-- April 5, 2017 1. "Lucky" 13? Shaun Livingston made only 12 three-pointers in his career and his 13th make couldn't be any luckier. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWftq93FYJY 2. Speaking of three's, Pau Gasol is getting pretty good at it. If the season ended today, Pau Gasol would have the best three-point percentage of any player in a single season in NBA history (min 50 3FG) — Jordan Howenstine (@AirlessJordan) April 6, 2017 Not the case with Andre Read More