Many of us already have Golden State as three-peat champions at the start of the season (although the East's Milwaukee, Toronto, and Boston begs to disagree) and already looking forward to 2019-20. In fantasy basketball, it's normal to look ahead, especially in keeper leagues. Now is the time to sift through and investigate who you have and determine whether they are worth a keeper spot in your roster. If you have any of these 7 guys all under 24 yrs of age, though, be sure you have them as fantasy Read More
The NBA fantasy basketball playoffs is weeks away but like the exciting playoffs race in real NBA, preparation is key. In the hard-fought weeks leading to fantasy post-season, we should get ready and talk about strategy before it's too late. Here are some pointers for you (and me) to ace our fantasy basketball playoffs:
1.) Get To Know Yourself
Like real NBA teams, fantasy teams have their identities-- strengths, so to speak, as well as weaknesses. It would be best if you know which categories Read More
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran, the draft is the foundation of your fantasy basketball success. It doesn't matter if you can pull off spectacular trades in the middle of the season or you beat everybody else to every free agent in the waiver wire, the draft is where you establish your edge. Draft kits and cheat sheets are helpful but they can only get you so far.
The draft can be tricky and because it's such a long season, there are certain things that you need to focus on. We Read More
The 2017-18 offseason is one of the craziest and wildest offseasons in recent memory. As of September 26, at least SIX All-Stars have changed addresses including Chris Paul, Kyrie Irving, Paul George, and just recently, Carmelo Anthony.
Irving was a top-20 fantasy basketball player last year as well as George, while Melo is still a highly serviceable scorer who could be in danger of being criminally underrated inside fantasy circles. CP3 is joining 2017 MVP runner-up James Harden in Houston and Read More
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:
Marcus Smart, PG/SG, Boston Celtics
Smart has always been an elite steals contributor but without Read More
The OKC Thunder won't be as good as they were in previous seasons. You may already know why but that only makes things more interesting for the Thunder fantasy-wise. Some guys will and should be ready to step up without Kevin Durant and it would be fun watching Russell Westbrook go and try to replicate Oscar Robertson's triple-double season just too keep them in hunt for a playoff berth.
As much as we talk about Durant leaving, the Thunder also made noticeable changes to their core. They shipped Read More
For the first time in like forever, something positive is brewing in Philadelphia. And no, I don't mean the tank fest. (Although with probably a five-horse race for the top overall pick next year, that's not entirely a bad idea.)
But yeah, let's forget about the 10-72 record last season or the 18-64 slate from the season before. While they still figure to be one of the worst teams in the league, the excitement surrounding Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, and Dario Saric is warranted. These three are the Read More
The Houston Rockets roster may not be that much better without Dwight Howard but with the hiring of Mike D'Antoni, they are going to have a lot of fantasy appeal. That as much is true.
MDA's system has brought so much fantasy value to teams like the Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, and the Los Angeles Lakers. Good players like Shawn Marion and Boris Diaw were made fantasy superstars and mediocre ones like Earl Clark and Jeremy Lin were made relevant.
Again, they may not be better than they were last Read More
It used to be so exciting to watch Kobe Bryant will his team into a win by doing everything statistically, but sadly, his body can't take it anymore.
Bryant already announced he will be retiring at the end of the season but ironically, this made it the perfect time to hang on to "The Black Mamba". That's not to say you should be targeting him on trades but if somehow you used a 7th round pick on him, this would not be the time to be impatient.
This year isn't exactly a banner season for Kobe Read More