New York Knicks – Fantasy Team Preview

Coach: Jeff Hornacek GM: Scott Perry Record: 31 – 51; 12th in Eastern Conference Last Season Recap: Oh boy, where do we start? The Knicks were a huge letdown last season, finishing 20 games below .500 with a bumpy ride the whole way through. While Derrick Rose wasn’t horrible, he wasn’t always there mentally and only played 64 games for New York. Kristaps Porzingis also struggled a bit with injuries, paying 66 games last season. A bright spot for the Knicks was the emergence on Willy Hernangomez, who looks like a young upcoming piece in the organization. Carmelo Anthony did […]

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Chicago Bulls – Fantasy Team Preview

Coach: Fred Hoiberg GM: Gar Forman Record: 41 – 41; 8th in Eastern Conference Last Season Recap: It was a bit of circus with the drama in Chicago between Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler last season. It wasn’t the homecoming Wade expected, but the Bulls still made the playoffs due to big efforts from Butler during the regular season. Rondo also shocked the world with his stellar play by taking the first two playoff games in round one from the Celtics in Boston before getting injured and dropping the next four games. Enough up and downs last season, […]

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Houston Rockets – Fantasy Team Preview

Coach: Mike D’Antoni GM: Daryl Morey Record: 55 – 27; 3rd in Western Conference Last Season Recap: Mike D’Antoni continued to be our favourite coach in fantasy hoops, having the Rockets at the third best pace in the league (102.54) and jacking up a ridiculous 40.3 threes up per game in his first season with the Franchise. The Rockets were the second ranked offense (111.8), also putting up the second most points in the league (115.3) with a third place finish in the always competitive Western Conference. The Rockets had D’Antoni’s stamp all over it. They would eventually be helpless […]

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Minnesota Timberwolves – Fantasy Team Preview

Coach: Tom Thibodeau GM: Scott Layden Record: 31 – 51; 13th in Western Conference Last Season Recap: For the 13th straight season, the Minnesota Timberwolves failed to make the playoffs. The first year under Tom Thibodeau wasn’t a great one as they ranked third last for defensive rating (112.0) and found themselves only improving by two wins from the atrocious season before. The lone highlights were Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins taking a step forward together as upcoming stars in the NBA. Key Losses PG Ricky Rubio, Kris Dunn SG Zach LaVine SF Omri Casspi, Brandon Rush PF Adreian Payne […]

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Golden State Warriors – Fantasy Team Preview

Coach: Steve Kerr GM: Bob Myers Record: 67 – 15; 1st in Western Conference Last Season Recap: The champs are here! In the super team’s first season together, the Warriors trampled through the competition with a 16 – 1 record on their way to an NBA championship. It was a decisive season, which left no doubt in anyone’s mind who the team to beat in 2018 would be. They dominated on paper was well, being tops for offensive rating (100.8), second in defensive rating (100.9) and standing head and shoulders above the competition with a league leading 12.1 net rating […]

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Cleveland Cavaliers – Fantasy Team Preview

Coach: Tyronn Lue GM: Koby Altman Record: 51 – 31; 2nd in Eastern Conference Last Season Recap: The Cavs had one of the best offenses in the league, making (13.0) and attempting (33.9) the second most threes in the league with the third ranked (110.9) offensive rating in the NBA. They dominated on their run to the NBA Finals with a 12 – 1 record before hitting the unstoppable Warriors and losing in five games. The regular season wasn’t their best showing, as they finished second to the Celtics in the East, but the pieces were always there for a […]

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Boston Celtics – Fantasy Team Preview

Coach: Brad Stevens GM: Danny Ainge Record: 53 – 29; 1st in Eastern Conference Last Season Recap: After failing to make it past the first round for two straight seasons, the Boston Celtics finished first in the East and would eventually square off with Cleveland in the Conference finals. As usual, Brad Stevens’ squad was more than a sum of its parts, sitting fourth in team assists (25.2) and finishing seventh in net rating (3.1) in the NBA. Although, the spotlight shines on Isaiah Thomas for the invincible fourth quarter scoring he carried throughout the season, and which the Celtics rode […]

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Oklahoma City Thunder – Fantasy Team Preview

Coach: Billy Donovan GM: Sam Presti Record: 47 – 35; 6th in Western Conference Last Season Recap: It was the Russell Westbrook show last season as he took his 40 percent usage around town on his way to averaging a triple-double and winning the league MVP honors. The Thunder would eventually lose in five games to the Rockets, but most people doubted this team without Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka. Like I said, it was the Russell Westbrook show. Russ put his stamp on the 2016-2017 season, but it’ll be a much different story as we near the 2017 tip-off […]

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Toronto Raptors – Fantasy Team Preview

Coach: Dwayne Casey GM: Bobby Webster Record: 51 – 31; 3rd in Eastern Conference Last Season Recap: The Raptors swung a trade mid-season with the Orlando Magic to get the starting power forward they were in need of in Serge Ibaka. Kyle Lowry (wrist) would be kept out for 21 games after the break, but the Raps would eventually finish as the third seed in the Eastern Conference on DeMar DeRozan’s All-Star season. They would lose in a clean sweep to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round for the second straight season. The Raptors want to take the next […]

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Atlanta Hawks – Fantasy Team Preview

Coach: Mike Budenholzer GM: Travis Schlenk Record: 43 – 39; 5th in Eastern Conference Last Season Recap: The Hawks made their move by bringing Dwight Howard home to compete in a tight Eastern Conference. They would end up fifth in the conference, meeting Washington in the first round and eventually losing in six games to the Wizards. This version of the Hawks hung their hat on solid defense, which sat fourth (defensive rating, 105.7) in the NBA, but they weren’t without their issues. Mike Budenholzer’s motion offense sat fourth last (offensive rating, 104.9) in the league as they experienced issues […]

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