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Fantasy Basketball 2nd Half Bounce Backs: David Lee, Gerald Wallace & Ron Artest

February 26th, 2011
David Lee entered the 2010-2011 season as a consensus top-20 statistical performer. A series of setbacks, including an infected elbow laceration, have all amounted to what has been a disappointing first half. Entering the tail end of February, Lee has his Warriors on the outside looking in on a playoff ...

John Wall and the 2010-11 Rookie Progress Report: Midseason Check-up

February 7th, 2011
The role of an NBA rookie is one that is constantly evolving. A poster child for this claim is the Pistons’ rookie Greg Monroe. After struggling to find floor time early on, Monroe is now a staple of Detroit’s revamped rotation and looks to be one of the most promising ...

Steve Nash & The NBA’s 40/50/90 Club: Only Six Players Have Joined In 25 Years

February 3rd, 2011
Over the past 25 NBA seasons, only six players have staked claim as members of one of the game’s most statistical groups: the 40/50/90 club. What makes this club so exclusive is that only five players in the past two-and-a-half decades have shot 40 percent from 3PT, 50 percent from ...

Fantasy Basketball Dilemma: Abandon Ship or Hold Tight On These Underachievers?

January 18th, 2011
Cleveland Cavaliers’ owner Dan Gilbert may have been a bit aberrant when predicting that his depleted Cavs could contend, and possibly outperform LeBron James and the Miami Heat. After beginning the season at a respectable 4-3, the Cavs now sit nearly 20 games behind Central Division leader Chicago and the team ...

NBA Fantasy Basketball Market Watch: Greg Monroe Steps Up Big in Detroit

January 18th, 2011
Greg Monroe, C – Detroit PistonsThis week the spotlight shines bright on a rookie center playing for the lowly Detroit Pistons. Monroe was taking a back seat to the 36-year-old Ben Wallace and his 3.2 points/6.5 rebounds per game average.  That is until Big Ben went down with an ankle ...

The Curious Case of Benjamin Gordon, Plus Landry Fields Is Jiving in NY

January 12th, 2011
In the summer of 2009, then Chicago Bull Ben Gordon did what any of us would do. The former UConn standout parlayed a career season into one basketball’s biggest contracts, totaling well over $50MM. Since then Gordon has been a microcosm of his Pistons team: struggling to shoot the ball ...

Blake Griffin Is A Mythical Beast: NBA Fantasy Basketball Market Watch

January 10th, 2011
The Griffin is flying and flying high in the City of Angels! ↑  Blake Griffin, PF – LACWell it’s another week, and another Clippers player is in the spotlight.  While it may be obvious to most fans and insiders that Mr. Griffin is off to a superb start to his career, ...

Orlando Magic’s Hedo Turkoglu: Who Says You Can’t Go Home Again?

December 31st, 2010
For Hedo Turkoglu to go home he’d probably have to get a plane ticket back to Turkey or at least his first NBA home of Sacramento. Let’s just keep things simple and call Orlando Hedo’s home, because the Magic appear to be the team that he’s most comfortable with. Hedo ...

NBA Fantasy Basketball Early Review: Devin Harris and the New Jersey Nets

December 30th, 2010
Starting the season at 9-23 the New Jersey Nets are almost past the woeful number of games that they won all of last season (12). While New Jersey isn’t a team that should be counted on to make the playoffs, there are a few players that are worth considering adding ...

NBA Fantasy Basketball Early Review: Boston Celtics

December 25th, 2010
Sitting comfortably atop of the Eastern Conference, don’t look for Boston to change its winning formula just yet. That is until someone on The Big Three finally breaks down.Paul Pierce’s stats this season (18.2 PPG, 3.4 assists, 5.0 rebounds) are marginally better to what he averaged last season (18.3 PPG, ...