Fantasy Basketball

Fantasy Focus: The Return of Rondo

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The first season in Sacramento has restored Rajon Rondo’s status as the premier passer in the NBA. As the season approaches the halfway mark, the 6-foot-1 point guard has dished out 49 more assists than anyone else in the league and is averaging an additional two assists than his nearest challenger. For the fourth time in his 10-year career, Rondo …

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Whiteside Rocks the Nuggets

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After a teammate showered Hassan Whiteside with high praise, he immediately delivered a signature performance to backup the kind words. Miami rookie Justise Winslow penned an article in the Players Tribune pointing out exactly why his teammate deserved his first career All-Star appearance, pointing out his presence as a shot blocker is unmatched throughout the league. 

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Jackson the King of Crunch Time

Reggie Jackson Wallpaper

The luxury an NBA superstar provides to every roster is a clearly defined answer for the player to entrust with the basketball with the game on the line. Clutch is the one term in the basketball lexicon that doesn’t have a certain definition, or an exact specification of achievements, but is widely acknowledged when delivered consistently. By any sense of …

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Butler Roasts Philadelphia for 53 Points

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As long as Jimmy Butler is in the lineup, the Bulls have plenty of star power. Playing without Derrick Rose or Pau Gasol, Chicago needed an overtime session to escape with a win against the 76ers, Butler provided the team with the finest scoring performance of his career. During the 53 minute contest in Philadelphia, the final selection in the …

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Waiver Watch: The Overhaul in Brooklyn

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Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has already failed to deliver on its promise of an NBA championship within five years of taking control of the franchise and decided to press the reset button Sunday morning. The Russian billionaire began overhauling his team — once again — by firing coach Lionel Hollins and reassigning general manager Billy King within the organization. Armed with the …

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Fantasy Focus: Return of Gobert Sparks Utah

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Following a 38-day wait, Utah finally has its defensive anchor back in the lineup. A knee injury sidelined Rudy Gobert for over five weeks, keeping one of the most intimidating shot blockers in the league off the court. The 7-foot-1 center wasted little time reestablishing his dominance, as he swatted four shots Saturday against Miami, matching the block total of …

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Tracking Curry’s Pursuit of 300

Stephen Curry Wallpaper

He’s already halfway to an unprecedented mark in league history and Stephen Curry is just getting started. Through 35 games this season, the most potent 3-point shooter in league history has already connected 150 times from 3-point range. Not only is the league’s reigning MVP on pace to shatter a single-season record he has already broken twice, Curry is projected …

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Waiver Watch: Nuggets Lose Faried to Scary Injury

Kenneth Faried Wallpaper

A layup from Klay Thompson in the final seconds of an overtime victory did much more than seal a victory for Golden State. As Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried boxed out Marreese Speights for a potential rebound, the two became entangled. Faried was shoved into a group of players, and as Will Barton came back to the ground after challenging Thompson’s …

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Fantasy Focus: Fourth Quarter Heroics

Paul Geroge Wallpaper

All Paul George needed was one quarter to redeem himself.  During the first three quarters of Saturday’s game against Detroit, the Pistons defense smothered the All-Star forward, limiting him to just 11 points on 2-of-11 shooting from the field. As a team, the Pacers didn’t fare much better, as Indiana converted just 39.2 percent of its attempts from the field …

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Butler Leading by Example in Chicago

Jimmy Butler Wallpaper

Chicago needed a trio of clutch offensive plays Wednesday night and each time, the team turned to Jimmy Butler. The All-Star shooting guard then sealed a 102-100 overtime victory against Indiana with his most clutch defensive effort of the season. The victory not improved the Bulls record on the season to 18-12, but was the first step towards patching the …

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