Tag Archives: fantasy basketball sleepers

Waiver Watch: Deserving of an Extension

Brandon Knight Wallpaper

Brandon Knight is just five months away from a huge pay raise. Rarely do point guards at the age of 23 enter free agency following a the year like the one Knight has submitted for the Bucks. After Milwaukee broke off negotiations to extend his rookie contract, the eighth overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft has been a major …

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Waiver Watch: Ready for Primetime

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In the showdown of the last two winners of the league MVP award, it was LeBron James that proved to be the most dominant. Eight of his game-high 34 points came in the final quarter and his assist to Kevin Love with just under four minutes remaining clinched a 108-98 victory over Oklahoma City.

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Waiver Watch: Top Rookie Emerging

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The dream for most players selected with the first overall pick in the NBA draft is to have some stability. Unlike most top selections, Andrew Wiggins was brought into an organization that instantly became a tittle contender once LeBron James determined he wanted to come home to Cleveland.

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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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Unsung Fantasy Basketball Standouts

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As the fantasy basketball season wraps up, injuries and strategic resting points have paved the way to lesser known basketball players serving a critical role in the championship round. With fantasy titles on the line, the league champion may be determined by someone playing out of their mind.

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Waiver Watch: Going Streaking

Sending the ball through the net comes natural for Kevin Durant. The only time he failed to post at least 2,000 points in a season over the past five years came as a result of the NBA lockout costing him 16 games during the 2011-12 season. 

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Waiver Watch: Rounding Out the Game

The aerial assault from Blake Griffin is more effective than ever during his fourth season in the NBA. Griffin has slammed a ball through the rim 151 times this season, the fourth most in the league. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have other ways to pile up the points. 

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Waiver Watch: Maximum Impact

As the fantasy playoffs begin today, one of the most critical aspects is having players with incentive to perform down the stretch. Motivation has never been a problem for Kyle Lowry and the rest of his teammates in Toronto have plenty at stake as the NBA playoffs approach. 

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Waiver Watch: The Right Team

Ten games into his tenure in Toronto, D.J. Augustin was released. His departure was necessary for the Raptors to complete a franchise altering trade, sending Rudy Gay to the Kings. Two days after his release, the Bulls signed him to fill the void left by Derrick Rose.

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Waiver Watch: Cherishing Predictability

Nearly three times in every four games, Detroit center Andre Drummond finishes with a double-double. Only Kevin Love has totaled more than the 41 double-doubles Drummond has totaled this season and only two players, Love and DeAndre Jordan, are averaging more than the 12.8 rebounds the second year center is posting.

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