It's just been a little over two weeks since the 2019-20 NBA season tipoff but it already provides us with plenty of material for some really fascinating facts and stats:
1.) The Assists Battle LeBron James is the runaway leader in APG early in the season with 11.1 but Malcolm Brogdon edged him 79-78 for the total assist count as the Pacers played their eighth game Thursday.
Four out of the top 5 in APG this season were nowhere near the league leaders in the category last season. Only Russell Westbrook. Read More
A six-game slate on Sunday provides us with a lot of options but you need to give it a second thought before you decide to tap the services of any of these players.
1.) Luka Doncic, PG, Mavericks Doncic possibly came up with the best game of his career against LeBron James and the Lakers but he did not come out unscathed on that one.
While he did register an insane 31-13-15 outing, he needed stitches after he was hit by the head. The Mavs did not rule him out Sunday versus Cleveland (for now) but Read More
1.) New Stockton to Malone? Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports The most assisted play of the 2018-19 season is James Harden to Clint Capela. The second is Russell Westbrook to Steven Adams. So, with Brodie and The Beard on the Rockets, how many points will Capela score next season? 2.) Speaking of Harden... James Harden's 36.1 PPG average last season was the most since Michael Jordan in 1986-87. James Harden had a 32-game stretch where Harden scored 30 points or more. In addition, Harden Read More
Superstars dropping huge stat lines on a nightly basis are common occurrences in the NBA not only today but going two, three, or even four decades back. The league did not record blocks until 1973-74 so many of George Mikan's or Bill Russell's or Wilt Chamberlain's big stat lines were lost. Nevertheless, we are still left with some of the best fantasy basketball seasons ever starting with some old school stuff. 1.) Wilt Chamberlain, 1961-1962 espn.com Back when the NBA only records points, Read More
The first domino of the offseason has fallen and we are feeling the effects of the fallout. What we would like to know, though, is how the Anthony Davis trade from the Pelicans to the Lakers impacts both teams in a fantasy perspective. Here's how the deal went down: https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1140023139142971392 Along those lines, the other two first-round picks are open for swaps and protections/unprotections over the next four years or so. Fantasy Impact On The Lakers After Read More
For those who bleed stats, not just Damian Lillard's 50-point outburst in Game 5, check these 7 insane numbers to get you through the day: 1.) It's not the playoffs without Timmy or Stockton. via Sports Illustrated It's the first NBA playoffs without LeBron James since his rookie year but a fact that many overlooked is that Tim Duncan and John Stockton never missed the playoffs in 19 NBA seasons. The longest streak of active players who have not missed the playoffs is James Harden (13 Read More
The All-Star break is over and we're back in business with a six-game Thursday. Here are some of the top picks for Feb. 21 including Lakers superstar LeBron James.
LeBron James, SF/PF, Los Angeles Lakers
We expect playoff LeBron to be activated now that the Lakers are basically out of the playoff picture. Whether you like it or not, their chances would lie on how well James plays, which he is, statistically. Since returning from a groin injury, Bron is averaging 23.2 points, 10.8 Read More
LeBron James, PF, Los Angeles Lakers
James has to get it going if he wants the Lakers to make the playoffs and while he has relatively played well since his return, he needs to up his play another level. That said, there's no better way than lighting up a mediocre team like the Hawks.
Klay Thompson, SG, Golden State Warriors
KT has been pretty effective lately, averaging 27 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.3 blocks over his past four. The two previous games Read More
Versatility is key for small forwards and on this "5 Best Small Forwards For Fantasy Basketball" list, you will see some of the most diverse statistical lines in any position. In fantasy basketball, positional eligibility is a major plus but these guys have primarily started and played the position especially this season. Here are the 5 best small forwards for fantasy basketball:
1.) Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors Say what you want about KD, but he is one of a few who can lay claim to being Read More
Who To Own
LeBron James, PF, Los Angeles Lakers
If you have one big-time player to own on Friday, my money is on LeBron James. The Lakers are losers of three straight and it will be their first time back at home after a four-game road trip so James will be looking to put on a show. He is averaging 26 points, nine rebounds, 7.6 assists, a steal, and 2.2 3PM over the last five games. Scary thing is, we know he's capable of doing more.
Marcus Smart, SG, Boston Celtics
Smart has been a fantasy Read More