I hope you logged early to check out the injury news before the Nets-Sixers game and made the necessary adjustment. Well, without Ben Simmons, that pretty much made Joel Embiid a must-roster and he did not disappoint. Here's a recap of my picks for Feb. 20. Joel, Joel, Joel. Embiid took advantage of Simmons absence and brutalized Brooklyn. JoJo finished with 39 points, 16 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks. Same thing with Bam Adebayo. History repeated itself with Bam torching the Read More
I happened to suggest picking up Donovan Mitchell in probably the worst game of his life in my last batch of best value picks for Jan. 30 but that's about it. It was a pretty big miss, though, since Mitchell only had four points and five rebounds with eight assists. Thats said, all of the other picks from top to bottom did their part and then some. Bradley Beal was in beast mode once more with 34-9-9 (plus a steal). Montrezl Harrell, Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier, and Larry Nance Jr. surely helped Read More
I'll be the very first one to admit that there is no such thing as a perfect draft unless you're competing with six year olds. But relatively speaking, you can pretty much nail a fantasy basketball draft if you come prepared. and has a clear goal in mind. The league scoring also matters and for this article, let's hypothetically consider how to complete the (near) perfect standard points league draft. In a points league, the general rule is go for high-efficiency bigs (high FG% ) over high-volume, Read More
1.) Luka Doncic, PG, Dallas Mavericks (Yahoo ADP: 19.6) Doncic is a risk taking at that spot perhaps at least a round too early. Last season, Luka clocked at 71 in the rankings by FantasyPros, and that is despite his otherworldly rookie campaign (21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 6 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.3 3PM). The downfall of Doncic was in his efficiency (under 43% FG, over 71% from the line and 3.4 turnovers per game) and based on preseason returns, that's not going to change anytime soon. Moreover, Read More
1.) Fred VanVleet Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports FVV was pretty much unplayable in the Philly series and the first three games of the Eastern Conference Finals but he came alive at just the right time. He shot 14-of-17 from the three point area in Games 4 to 6, the highest three-point shooting percentage of any player in a three-game span with at least 15 deep attempts in the post-season. 2.) Kyle Lowry Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports If you trust analytics, Lowry may even Read More
1.) Kawhi Leonard Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports I mean, this playoffs is all about this guy so we might as well talk about him first. *Finished Game 5 with 35 points, seven rebounds, and nine assists-- the dimes tying his career-high. *He shot 90% from the stripe in 51 attempts in the series while in comparison, Giannis Antetokounmpo shot 60% on 50 attempts. *He is on pace to become the third-leading playoff scorer in Raptors franchise history behind Kyle Lowry, DeMar Derozan, Read More
Game 1 of the Conference Finals in both the East and West has gone underway and we present you some of the most insane stats in the Toronto-Milwaukee series. 1.) Brook Lopez Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sport Brook Lopez was the high-point man for the Bucks in Game 1 with 29 points along with 11 rebounds, two assists, and four blocks. Before his current stop in Milwaukee, he has played one season for the Lakers as part of the D'Angelo Russell trade. Speaking of the Lakers, Lopez has Read More
Here comes the Conference Finals people and while I was wrong in ONE of my predictions, that doesn't-- in any way, shape, or form-- stop me from making more. Who Wins The West? Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports I know all the experts like Portland here but truth be told, throw the stats out of the window, the Warriors are a level up as a team than the Blazers. That's how it is. I know they have split the series and that Dame has had a phenomenal post-season plus he plays great every time Read More
Playing DFS basketball in the playoffs can both be exciting and anxiety-causing, mainly because there are not much options in the board but still you can pretty much predict who will produce and who won't. If the main guys are feeling 60% out of their usual best, chances are, they will play and PLAY a lot of minutes. In a two-game slate, the second round series between the Sixers and the Raptors plus Denver-Portland will be up on the West Coast, so let's see what's up. The Studs Nikola Jokic, Read More
1.) By A Wide Margin
As in wiiiidddddeeeee!
James Harden is the league's leader for total points scored at 2,006. The second behind him is Paul George at 1,650, which is a 356-point gap. And if you're wondering how many of those are free throws-- it's 546, which is about 27% of his total point production.
2.) All-Star Lineup?
On paper, a lineup of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and DeMarcus Cousins may very well be the best. It seems like defenses are adjusting Read More