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
I got back on track on Feb. 3 with really solid picks from top to bottom.
I suggested Deandre Ayton or Nikola Vucevic and while both came through, Ayton basically feasted in the paint with 25-17-5 with two blocks. Vucevic had 22-7-5 but he had to "contend" with Aaron Gordon's double-double, which explains why he didn't have to do more. On the other hand, the Suns saw Devin Booker score only 11 so Ayton had to pick up the slack, leading to a better fantasy performance.
As predicted, Jayson Read More
Lots of choices to go around a 14-game night but let me give you a heads-up of who I think are the top 5 value picks for Nov. 27.
1.) Marcus Smart, PG/SG, Boston Celtics
Yahoo: $23; DraftKings: $6,500
Smart had himself a night against Sacramento, tallying 17 points, three rebounds, seven assists, five steals, a block, and more importantly, no turnovers. He jammed his finger late in the game but he expects to be fine against Brooklyn at home. As long as the Celtics are without Kemba Walker and Gordon 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
There are only 4 games tonight so it’ll make choices even more difficult. Thankfully, one of those teams is Cleveland, who have been generous in giving up points to opponents.
LeBron James, CLE, $12,500
LeBron should be angry and motivated after a loss to the Warriors on Monday and all the drama that ensued afterwards. LBJ has put up 60.1 and 63.6 FP in his last two games, both of which outscore even his high FPPG average. The Magic are arguably the NBA’s worst team, but Cleveland’s struggles Read More
The 2016 NBA Summer League has just finished and if it's any indication, we will be having a nuclear year in 2016. While it's not a career compass by any means, the summer showcase gave us just enough to see how talented the next pool of players are. However, some have impressed more than others, and some of those "others" are doing their thing right out of the blue.
Here are 5 best surprises in the 2016 NBA Summer League:
1. Thon Maker, PF, Milwaukee Bucks
Never mind the age scandal, everyone Read More