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November 28, 2011

Free Agents to Watch For in 2011

With the NBA possibly starting on Christmas Day, you might be excited to get started on your draft picks.

Not so fast!

There are many restricted and unrestricted free agents that could make a real difference on your roster. Read the rest of this entry »

October 24, 2008

My Fantasy Basketball Picks

I finally had my Fantasy Basketball Draft in my 10 team league. I’m not really sure if my players are going to manage enough points to stay competitive, but I think I did well in a lot of the other categories including, amazingly enough, turnovers.

I had the 6th pick in the draft which precluded me from drafting Chris Paul, who I was most interested in.

Here are my 13 players (10 rotation players and 3 bench players), including the order that I drafted them:

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October 11, 2008

Fantasy Basketball 2008 – Blocks

Where blocks are concerned, there are two players which stand out and then there a bunch of good players which really don’t come anywhere close. If you go for one of the top two players, you won’t have to spend any more time looking for blocks.

If you opt for someone different, you will most likely have to get three good block players to compete.

As bad as that might sound, it actually isn’t necessarily that hard considering two facts:

  1. You normally have at least a couple of forward positions, one or two center positions, and two or three utility positions where you can pay a little more attention and get enough blocks.
  2. There are a lot of good rebounders who can be counted on to get you some blocks, so you aren’t being forced to expend positions on players who only can get you one category.

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October 04, 2008

Fantasy Basketball 2008 – Rebounds

We normally get rebounds when we draft power forwards and centers. The more power forwards and centers we can draft, the better we do in rebounds (and often field goal percentage and blocks), and the worse we do in assists (and often free throw percentage and steals). As we draft for rebounds, however we need to be very careful about some of our other statistical categories and that we are not doing irreparable harm to them for this season.

Let’s take a look at a few of the players who lead the league in rebounds and which ones you should keep an eye on and which ones you should simply avoid, despite their aptitude on the boards.

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August 23, 2007

NBA: Too Many Teams? Not Enough?

I am used to seeing lots and lots of articles where sports analysts complain that the league has been watered down by too many teams.

That’s why I was surprised to see an article the other day on why there aren’t enough teams in the NBA. As evidence of this, the writer supplied the names of young NBA players who were very good, but, as of the writing of the article, had still not found a team. Some of them were restricted free agents and others just didn’t have enough spots on their current team for them AND for the players drafted in the off-season. The writer also noted that there were several retired players looking to make a return to the NBA, taking up roster spots that might have been used by these unrestricted and restricted free agents.

The arguments were persuasive, Read the rest of this entry »