It was a nice 11-game Sunday and as a basketball fan, that's all you can ask for. I did offer my thoughts on the early schedule, and I was pretty much on point except with Kawhi Leonard. Leonard had 27 points but only two rebounds and an assist. That's not going to cut it if he is your number one guy. If you had Jrue Holiday, then that's the game-changer as he finished with 37-9-8 plus a steal and a block. Now to the rest of the games, again everyone was pretty solid except if you followed through Read More
Let's start this time with my worst suggested pick for on Feb. 21 and that's taking a flier on Kevin Porter, Jr. Nothing could be a worst day for picking KPJ as he played only under 13 minutes (ejected for two technicals) with almost nothing to show for it. But you know what could hurt more than the KPJ pick? Donovan Mitchell. Spida finished with only 12 points, one rebound, and four assists. I personally think he is worst choice out of the three mid-salary guys that I suggested because, well, Read More
Just a little recap for Jan. 13: I have suggested a number of Pelicans for Monday with three starters missing, but the situation was actually worse. Brandon Ingram also sat out freeing up minutes here and there. But back to my picks: Josh Hart and Nicollo Melli were all more than solid especially Melli, who finished with 20 points, three rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Hart was not bad (11-6-2 with a block) but the biggest fantasy asset for New Orleans was Jahlil Okafor (25 and 14 with Read More
1.) Steve Kerr's win percentage in five seasons: USA Today Sports That's 78.5%. In an 82-game season, that's 64-18. To put that into perspective, the Milwaukee Bucks had the NBA's best record this season with "only" 60-22. His playoff record over that span is 63-20, or a 76% win percentage, which is just CRAZY! 2.) ECF struggles John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports The Eastern Conference Finals is giving us some pretty good basketball but it can't be denied that some key players Read More
1.) Kawhi Leonard (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press) The Klaw's body of work in Game 3: 36 points, nine rebounds, five assists, two steals, a block in 52 minutes! He also helped hold Giannis Antetokonmpo to 12 points on 5-for-16 shooting. 2.) Gasol sighting! ( Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports via Reuters) Marc Gasol finally woke up and contributed 16-12-7 with 5 blocks in the double-overtime Game 3 win. 3.) Steph Curry's incredibly clutch FT shooting AFP Photo/Stacy Read More
If you could redo the draft all over again, would you have picked the same players or are you ready to move on? Well, just to put it out there, there is no such thing as a perfect draft but I am still doing well in my leagues so the answer would be kind of in the middle. That said, there are certain players who are can't miss, which means if they somehow fall in your lap, you better not take five seconds before you pull the damn trigger. What we are going to do is go through six rounds of drafting Read More
Players To Own
LeBron James, PF, Los Angeles Lakers
LBJ always shows up on big games and I'd count this one as such because it will be the first time he'll return to Cleveland wearing a Lakers uniform. His return to Miami saw him produce a season-high 51 and while I don't expect that scoring output this time around, I also don't think he'll be a disappointment in his return home.
Marc Gasol, C, Memphis Grizzlies
Gasol has begun to hit his groove the last two games, producing 21.5 points, Read More
1. Khris Middleton, SG, Milwaukee Bucks ($8,600)
K-Mid picked up the slack in the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo versus Philly, posting a huge triple-double with 23 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists. The Greek Freak will be out once again Monday so even though FanDuel increased Middleton's salary by a whopping 1,200 bucks since his last outing, you'd definitely want him on your DFS lineup against the Suns.
2. Eric Bledsoe, PG, Milwaukee Bucks ($8,300)
You can argue that Bled is a little Read More
Andre Drummond, C, DET $9,600
Drummond is on a tear, scoring 56.9, 53.2, 42, and 59 FP in his last four games. He’s got 18 double-doubles in 24 games this season. Even at $9,600 he’s worth it due to the fact he’s got a legit shot to grab 20+ rebounds every night. He’s even chipping in 4 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.6 steals a game. If you drafted him in your season-long leagues then you’re definitely getting a good return on investment.
Eric Beldsoe, PG, MIL $7,300
Bledsoe scored 19 points Read More
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