Fantasy Basketball

Fantasy Focus: The Early MVP Favorite

James Harden Wallpaper

On the surface, there doesn’t appear to be much common ground between the game of Bill Walton and James Harden. One player was a revolutionary center that helped prove the NBA had a superior style of play to the ABA, then in a reduced role, helped transform the 1986 Celtics into perhaps the most complete team in basketball history. 

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Waiver Watch: The Makeup Vote

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The coaches of the Eastern Conference will have a difficult time once again leaving Kyle Lowry off the All-Star team if the fans don’t vote him in as a starter. The biggest snub from last season’s roster has already submitted an impressive campaign, this time in the absence of shooting guard DeMar DeRozan. 

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Fantasy Focus: A True Point Guard

Mike Conley Wallpaper

Even when Mike Conley turned the ball over, he was able to do it exceptionally Saturday night in Philadelphia. Aside from an errant pass that knocked over a spectator’s beer, Conley played the point guard role close to perfection for Memphis. 

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Podcast: The Continued Disappearances of Centers

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Injuries have decimated the center position throughout the NBA landscape. Back issues have sideline Nikola Vucevic  and Brook Lopez, a sprained knee is ailing Dwight Howard, a sprained wrist has Nikola Pekovic out indefinitely and DeMarcus Cousins was just diagnosed with viral meningitis. The depleted crop of centers has enabled opponents to slash to the rim without the fear of being …

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Waiver Watch: Adjusting to New Roles

Kevin Love Wallpaper

Three years ago when Minnesota was negotiating a contract extension with All-Star forward Kevin Love and refused to include an additional fifth year on his deal, it was evident he would need a new home. The Timberwolves planned on turning point guard Ricky Rubio into the cornerstone of the franchise, even allowing Love an opt-out clause in his deal after …

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Fantasy Focus: The Restoration of Bosh

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Once LeBron James indicated he was returning to Cleveland this summer, Miami presented Chris Bosh with a five-year $118 million contract just hours later. Even though the four-time league MVP was leaving the Heat and Bosh had a maximum contract offer from the Rockets, he ultimately decided to remain in South Beach once Miami revised its contract offer. 

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Curry’s Clutch Shot Extends Warriors Streak

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Once the ball found its way into Stephen Curry’s hands in the final seconds of Tuesday’s game against Orlando, a two point deficit suddenly no longer seemed insurmountable. As Curry raced up the floor with the clock winding down and Golden State’s nine-game winning streak on the line, Magic forward Tobias Harris served as the last obstacle. 

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Podcast: Bryant’s Plight in Los Angeles

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A triple-double performance from Kobe Bryant both helped etch his name into the NBA’s record books and carry the Lakers to a much needed victory Sunday night. Bryant tallied 31 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds, becoming the first player in league history to record 30,000 career points and 6,000 career assists in the process, but Los Angeles still needed …

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Waiver Watch: The Breakout Campaign

Jimmy Butler Wallpaper

Turns out the Bulls have plenty of scoring power in the back court, even if Derrick Rose has only appeared in half of their games this season. Jimmy Butler has emerged not only as the leading scorer in Chicago, but has morphed into perhaps the most efficient player on the roster. The 6-foot-7 shooting guard has connected on 49.2 percent of …

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Fantasy Focus: The Return of Westbrook

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The wait for Russell Westbrook’s return is over and in less than 24 minutes during his return, he proved how much of an impact he can make for the Thunder. For a team that was without Westbrook during a 14 game stretch because of a broken right hand and Kevin Durant due to a stress fracture in his right foot, the return …

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