Fantasy Basketball 2014: Latest Rankings for Top Players and Sleepers

October 25th, 2014 by Scott Polacek No comments »
Unless you cheer for the San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls or Los Angeles Clippers, there’s a very good chance your team isn’t winning the NBA title this season. However, your fantasy basketball team is just as likely to win the championship as anyone else in your league if you draft well and do your research in advance. With that in mind, here is a look at the latest rankings for the top players before we dig into a few sleepers to keep an eye on during your draft. A player is considered a sleeper if they were ranked No. 40 or below in Yahoo Sports' player rankings page.   Potential Sleepers Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls Point Guard It may seem strange to call a former league MVP a sleeper, but even casual NBA fans know that Derrick Rose has basically been out of commission for two years. After multiple knee surgeries and ...

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers 10/24/14: Video Highlights, Recap

October 25th, 2014 by Sam Westmoreland No comments »
Two of the NBA's best, most exciting teams squared off on Friday night when the Portland Trail Blazers met the Los Angeles Clippers in a preseason clash. Led by Damian Lillard, the Blazers had one of the league's best offenses last season. But the Chris Paul-led Clippers had the firepower to make this a very interesting matchup. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors 10/24/14: Video Highlights and Recap

October 25th, 2014 by Sam Westmoreland No comments »
Two of the NBA's fastest-paced teams squared off on Friday night, when the Denver Nuggets met the Golden State Warriors in a preseason clash. The Warriors had one of the most explosive offenses in the league last season, but faced a tough test from a balanced Nuggets squad.Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers 10/24/14: Video Highlights and Recap

October 25th, 2014 by Sam Westmoreland No comments »
The Los Angeles Lakers looked to score a win Friday night when they faced the Sacramento Kings in a preseason clash. The Lakers were eager to prove that the combination of veteran superstar Kobe Bryant and rookie phenom Julius Randle was enough to keep them in contention but faced a tough test from a young Kings squad.Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Phoenix Suns vs. Utah Jazz 10/24/14: Video Highlights and Recap

October 25th, 2014 by Sam Westmoreland No comments »
The Phoenix Suns looked to continue their strong preseason with a victory on Friday night over the Utah Jazz. The Suns were one of the most surprising teams in the NBA last season but faced a tough test from a talented young Jazz squad.Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Chicago Bulls 10/24/14: Video Highlights and Recap

October 25th, 2014 by Sam Westmoreland No comments »
The Chicago Bulls looked to score a preseason win on Friday night when they faced the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Bulls continued to reintegrate point guard Derrick Rose into the offense and faced a tough test from the young Timberwolves.Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Ottawa Senators: An Early Season Look at PDO, Corsi, and the Sens’ Hot Start

October 25th, 2014 by Sean Tierney No comments »
The Ottawa Senators have started the NHL season strong with a 4-1-0 record, grabbing fourth spot in the Eastern Conference. This start is impressive for two reasons. First, the Senators have only played five games, fewer than any other team in the East. Second, the record is surprising because the Senators have been an atrocious puck-possession team.  Let's take a look at the hot start in Ottawa, the Sens' PDO, and early-season Corsi stars and duds.   PDO and Corsi: The Senators Start the Year with Luck Despite the four-game winning streak, the Ottawa Senators have sputtered at the start of the season. With a number of inexperienced skaters taking regular turns, such as Mike Hoffman, Curtis Lazar and Mark Stone, the team's puck possession has been spotty. The Sens currently rank 28th in the NHL in Corsi For, with a CF percentage of 44.1. Even worse, 17 of the 19 Senators who have played this season are carrying a ...

San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets 10/24/14: Video Highlights and Recap

October 24th, 2014 by Sam Westmoreland No comments »
Two of the NBA's best teams squared off Friday night when the Houston Rockets met the San Antonio Spurs in a preseason clash. The Spurs brought a balanced, explosive offense into the matchup but faced a tough test from the Rockets, who had a high-octane attack of their own.  Watch the video for full highlights.Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors 10/24/14: Video Highlights and Recap

October 24th, 2014 by Sam Westmoreland No comments »
The red-hot Toronto Raptors looked to score another preseason victory on Friday night, when they faced the New York Knicks. The Raptors had won six of seven preseason games, but faced a tough test from Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks. Watch the video for full highlightRead more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Miami Heat vs. Memphis Grizzlies 10/24/14: Video Highlights and Recap

October 24th, 2014 by Sam Westmoreland No comments »
The Miami Heat and Memphis Grizzlies each looked for a victory when the two sides squared off in a preseason clash Friday night. The veteran Heat were looking to continue jelling without LeBron James, but faced a tough test from the front court of the Grizzlies.Watch the video for full highlights.Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com