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Phoenix Suns – Fantasy Team Preview for 2018/19

Fantasy Review For 2017/18 Season: The Bledsoe trade left them with only 2 fantasy relevant players for the whole year in TJ Warren and Devin Booker. Greg Monroe and Elfrid Payton played some solid games for them but overall it was a disappointment because their recent draft picks really struggled. Alex Len, Marquese Chriss, Dragan Bender, Josh Jackson simply didn’t live up to their expected value [at least as measured by where Suns drafted them]… and for all those mistakes they got another top draft pick. Though it also lead to a new GM… Changes in the offseason Lost = […]

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Oklahoma City Thunder – Fantasy Team Preview for 2018/19

Fantasy Review For 2017/18 Season: Three offensive stars proved to be a terrible fit together and all of them disappointed in some way. What’s worse Roberson’s serious injury created a massive hole at SG which they couldn’t plug in the second half of the season so it’s no wonder they fizzed out in the playoffs. The only positive news was about big guys. Steven Adams was unleashed from sharing center duties with Kanter which lead to by far the best season of his career and Jerami Grant was a nice surprise as a small-ball center. Changes in the offseason Lost […]

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Minnesota Timberwolves – Fantasy Team Preview for 2018/19

IMPORTANT NOTE: I’ve waited as long as I could but I write this preview when Butler’s situation is unresolved. Because he is officially still on the Timberwolves I have to assume it will drag out longer than expected, maybe until the December when more players around the league are going to be tradeable? Fantasy Review For 2017/18 Season: 2 stars played better than expected, Taj Gibson and Jeff Teague were solid but Wiggins disappointed and as usual with Thibs the bench was a non-factor. Even though they made the playoffs after long drought there were such big issues in the […]

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Utah Jazz – Fantasy Team Preview for 2018/19

Fantasy Review For 2017/18 Season: They recovered from lost star in free agency as well as possible. Not only they improved depth but they also found a gem in Donovan Mitchell who almost immediately replaced a lot of what Hayward used to bring. Additionally they reached the playoffs and even made some noise there so in this case success in fantasy went together with success in real life. It’s probably the main reason why they didn’t change much in the offseason… Changes in the offseason Lost = Jonas Jerebko, Joe Johnson Added = Grayson Allen Projected Depth Chart: PG SG […]

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Portland Trail Blazers – Fantasy Team Preview for 2018/19

Fantasy Review For 2017/18 Season: A mixed bag. Some players had a down year [most notably CJ McCollum and Maurice Harkless] but few others shined to compensate for them [Nurkic and Lillard had a career-best seasons, Aminu bounced back]. On a team level it was the same thing, on one hand they finished as 3rd seed in tough West but on the other hand they got sweeped in the first round of the playoffs so it really depends on whenever you judge last year in a half-empty or hall-full kind of way. Changes in the offseason Lost = Ed Davis, […]

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Denver Nuggets – Fantasy Team Preview for 2018/19

Fantasy Review For 2017/18 Season: They didn’t make playoffs in the NBA but in fantasy it was mostly a positive year. Jokic played like a superstar, Gary Harris and Jamal Murray made big steps forward and Will Barton was among the biggest surprises in the league. On the other hand Paul Millsap and Wilson Chandler did disappoint with injuries and worse than expected stats but both were stop-gaps anyway so young and thriving core is way more important information for the future including upcoming season… Changes in the offseason Lost = Wilson Chandler, Kenneth Faried Added = Isaiah Thomas, Michael […]

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Sacramento Kings – Fantasy Team Preview for 2018/19

Fantasy Review For 2017/18 Season: To put it mildly it was not good. They barely had 2 players in the Top100 for 9-cat Value, their priced rookies struggled [if they where healthy] and they played a lot Zach Randolph for some unknown reason. The most positive thing to say about their production on the court is probably “Bogdan Bogdanovic had a decent rookie season” and he was borderline rotation player in fantasy… but at least we got the Vladfather memes out of it? Changes in the offseason Lost = Garrett Temple, Vince Carter Added = Marvin Bagley III, Nemanja Bjelica, […]

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Los Angeles Clippers – Fantasy Team Preview for 2018/19

Fantasy Review For 2017/18 Season: In the first year post Chris Paul they lacked stars but they collected many quality players [based on the averages 7 were in the Top150 for 9-cat, 8 if we count Blake] though this depth was a little bit of mirage because of the injuries three of them played a combined total of 93 games. The main story of the season was probably how quickly they changed the course with Blake Griffin by trading them instead of following on the promise of Clipper-for-life but Lou Williams and Tobias Harris nicely stepped up into the void […]

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Los Angeles Lakers – Fantasy Team Preview for 2018/19

Fantasy Review For 2017/18 Season: It was a mixed bag. On one hand there were injuries which derailed a promising start and few players simply played worse than expected [Brook Lopez, Ingram, Lonzo] but on the other hand they had multiple surprises in Pope, Hart, Randle’s career year and especially Kyle Kuzma’s stellar debut. Maybe more importantly it all lead to this… Changes in the offseason Lost = Julius Randle, Brook Lopez, Isaiah Thomas Added = LeBron James, Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, Michael Beasley, JaVale McGee, Moritz Wagner, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk It’s a long list of changes but how many of […]

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Golden State Warriors – Fantasy Team Preview for 2018/19

Fantasy Review For 2017/18 Season: They won NBA championship so obviously they are happy about their season but in fantasy they really disappointed. 2 ex-MVPs missed too many games to return draft-day investments in them plus Draymond and Klay played worse than expected so it sure looked like a hangover after another long playoff run. Will it happen again? On the other hand David West and Jordan Bell had some nice moments but it was only border-line rotation level so not good enough to counterbalance lost value from 4 all-stars. Changes in the offseason Lost = Nick Young, Zaza Pachulia, […]

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