Atlanta Hawks – Fantasy Team Preview for 2018/19

Fantasy Review For 2017/18 Season: The highlights were John Collins’ strong rookie campaign and Dewayne Dedmon’s career-year fueled by career-high minutes played and new-found three point shot. On the other side there were wasted opportunities to shine by Dennis Schroder, Kent Bazemore and Taurean Prince [at least partially due to the injuries but their averages weren’t encouraging either]. Changes in the offseason: Lost = Dennis Schroder, Mike Muscala Added = head coach Lloyd Pierce, Trae Young, Jeremy Lin, Alex Len, Omari Spellman, Kevin Huerter New head coach is always an important new variable to consider because he can change team’s […]

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Is the end really near? – Blake Griffin

In this series of articles I will examine several players who – over past few seasons – have shown a quite clear downward trend in their production. I will speculate whether the upcoming season will be the continuation of the trend or perhaps a reversal. Today we will discuss the case of Blake Griffin Blake is 28 years old, which – for a modern NBA player – is the time when he should be on top of his powers and wreaking havoc in the league. Instead, we can see an obvious downward trend and average value of his production had […]

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LeBron James: The Future President of the United States

LeBron James’s move to the Lakers isn’t just about basketball. Even if he’s already a global superstar, the spotlight in Los Angeles will be far greater than it was in Cleveland or Miami. And it’s not strictly about business either. The King may be up to something bigger. The politics. Over the years, James has grown not only as a player but also as a role model. He’s proven to understand the power he has as a globally recognized superstar by speaking out on social and political matters. As he enters the biggest stage of his career, we can expect […]

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Fantasy Basketball Draft Tool for H2H

How many times did you draft with confidence, taking the best available players and wondering how the hell they could fall until your picks happened? And coming out of the draft really proud of yourself only to find out that your fresh team is, indeed, full of great names but not really that strong as a pack? As if it wasn’t hard enough to estimate every player’s statistical production and its value within your league’s settings, you also need to make sure your whole team brings you firepower in all the categories you plan to compete in. Some managers prefer […]

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Rookies in fantasy basketball

In 2105 we have had a look at previous 10 drafts to see how rookies fared in their first pro season. From that we learnt 10 lessons, which could help us drafting future rookies more effectively. But the time moves fast and we’ve had 3 classes completing their first season as pros since then. So let’s have a look at how the rookie landscape has changed and if fantasy managers modified their approach to drafting them. The original article covering drafts 2005-2015 – you can find here: Rookies in fantasy basketball are they really worth the risk Last 3 seasons […]

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Are the Magic’s Breakout Players for Real?

There are two mostly separate halves of operating a fantasy basketball team. The first is player evaluation, which is your version of the scouting department. Anybody can take a quick look at stats and player rankings in order to figure out who they want on their team, but it takes a bit of savvy to look at those and say “I disagree”. While a tendency to throw a bit too much trust in your gut will generally hurt you more than it helps, there really is no better feeling in fantasy sports than taking a gamble on an unpopular player […]

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Burning Questions to Start the Season, Part Two

Earlier in the week I answered a few questions about some of the more prominent figures in fantasy this season. Now it’s time to finish the week with questions that are most pertinent to fantasy players in deep leagues, though hopefully everybody can find something to think about here. What to expect from Thon Maker this season? Thon Maker’s reputation has been punching above his play’s weight class since the Bucks drafted him. He initially entered the basketball world’s consciousness because of the ridiculous videos that kept landing on YouTube. The excitement caused by the 7-foot point forward he’d become […]

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Burning Questions to Start the Season, Part One

With the NBA season beginning tonight, it seemed like an appropriate time to see what questions people are asking leading into the season. Sure enough, users on Reddit were not shy about the things they’ve been wondering. In fact, so many questions were asked that I was only able to answer about half of them here. We’ll kick things off today with the higher profile questions before diving into some deeper league stuff tomorrow. What’s the deal with Kawhi? Injury anything to worry about? Kawhi Leonard’s injury is the most compelling storyline of the early season for two reasons. The […]

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ACL Tears

The following article will discuss a very common injury in basketball, the infamous anterior cruciate ligament tear. This will be an extensive review of what the anterior cruciate ligament is, what it does, how it is repaired and review of some long-term associated issues. What is the ACL? The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the two major intra-articular ligaments of the knee (think deep inside) and the primary ligament of the knee that helps to stabilize and prevent the leg from falling forward. Additionally the ACL protects the knee against varus and valgus stress when the knee […]

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Early Round Sleepers

The sun is hot on the backs of the men as they wait. They’ve been at it for two weeks now–still nothing. Doubt has crept into their minds. Some of them doubt there’s anything in this water but rocks and more water. Some of them doubt their wives will understand if they have to tell them even once more that this trip west has been for naught thus far. What none of them doubts for a moment is that they have any choice but to stick their pans in the water and keep waiting. Until this hot morning. One of […]

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