It's hard to determine who the MVP of 2020 Fantasy Basketball but there are at least SIX who are in the conversation, in my opinion. These are James Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, Nikola Jokic, James Harden, and Luka Doncic. Doncic missing games is an issue but still, he is a force to be reckoned with 52.61 fantasy points per game, according to NBA's official fantasy scoring system.
But we will get to Luka at another time. This article is about LeBron James, AKA The Washed King, AKA Read More
It was two days ago where I last had the BEST VALUE PICKS and I pretty much got everything right except for De'Andre Hunter's pedestrian performance. However, his fantasy points that night where just on his average so I should not complain much.
Suggested Aaron Gordon and even though he had 15-10-4 plus extras, it could have easily been around 45 FP if not for the blowout.
Bam Adebayo had a single-digit points output but made up for it by stuffing the stat sheet. The first-time All-Star had 12 Read More
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?
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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
Jersey sales have really started to have a life of its own this past decade and I think it's a reliable metric on how popular a player really is (or how bandwagon-y fans really are, depending on how you look at it). Here are the top 10 best-selling jerseys that you can find in Amazon:
1.) Jordan #23 Black Retro Basketball Jersey
Michael Jordan's jersey at the top of the list? Not an inch of surprise there.
This jersey sold by RAAVIN is priced at a little less than $30 so from that 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
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:
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
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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