Fantasy Basketball Quarterfinals

Written by William Lee
 
We are heading into Week 21 for fantasy, which in most leagues will be the beginning of the Playoffs. Good luck to all. Be sure to use up all your available transactions, do not hesitate to drop inconsistent production players. Try to grab some role players that are playing four games, to help accumulate as much stats as possible (always keeping in mind the negatives that comes with more games, for example more turnovers, risking chances to lower your percentage in field goal and/or free three).
 
Teams
Game Played
 
Atlanta
4
 
Boston
3
 
Brooklyn
4
 
Charlotte
3
 
Chicago
4
 
Cleveland
4
 
Dallas
4
 
Denver
4
 
Detroit
3
 
Golden State
3
 
Houston
3
 
Indiana
4
 
LAC
2
This is going to be a problem for anyone that has Chris Paul, Blake Griffin as their top player, you cannot just drop them for free agents…you might need to add and drop to compensate for this. Continue reading
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Episode 115: “I’m awesome when we’re up by 20″ – J.R. Smith

Well we lost to the Raptors but got to play the terrible Pistons the next night.  Jason Smith tries to murder Blake Griffin.  JR Smith is only good when the Knicks are up by 20.  Looking towards the Bucks game on Monday.  Lazy frauds.  Amar’e hurts his back again.  Download Episode 115

Western Conference Mid-season Grades

Oklahoma City Thunder: A+: Having the best record in the league sure silenced the whole ‘Westbrook vs. Durant power struggle’. Reggie Jackson seamlessly filled Eric Maynors shoes after his season ending injury and Harden is making a strong case for 6th man of the year. The only concern in OKC right now is the fact that their starting center, Kendrick Perkins, looks 37 and not 27. With no decent backups this could present a matchup problem in the playoffs should the Thunder run into the Grizzlies or Lakers. Right now though they are enjoying life on the top of the standings.

San Antonio Spurs: A+: Another year, another dominating regular season when everyone thought they were finally finished. They’ve been doing this without Manu Ginobili. Greg Popovich has been rationing the older players minutes which not only makes his players fresh for the playoffs, but also develops the younger talent on the team. He remains one of the best/underrated coaches in the league. It also helps that Tony Parker is having one of the best seasons of his career.

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Western Conference Predictions

Jay’s Picks

1. Oklahoma City Thunder
2. Dallas Mavericks
3. Memphis Grizzlies
4. Los Angeles Lakers
5. San Antonio Spurs
6. Los Angeles Clippers
7. Denver Nuggets
8. Portland Trailblazers

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The Top Ten Things I Will Miss If the 2011/12 NBA Season Is Cancelled – Part 1

I’m starting to get really nervous that there isn’t going to be a season this year.  We’ve lost all November games and the sides aren’t even talking anymore.  This is bad.

This Sucks

Last season was one of the best in recent memory and this season promised to be just as good if not better.  In preparation of the worst I put together a list of the top 10 things I will miss the most:

10.  The Timberwolves

Yes, the Timberwolves.  Ricky Rubio has finally arrived, they drafted Derrick Williams with the #2 pick and they have the best rebounder in the leage in Kevin Love.  Throw in complete wildcards like Beasley and Darko and I’m very intrigued by this team.  They aren’t going to compete for a championship, but they might be very fun to watch. Continue reading

Final Thoughts on the 2010-11 NBA Season Part 2

The What Could Have Beens:

A number of teams were derailed by injuries.

Golden State Warriors – Couldn’t help but think that with a healthy David Lee and Andris Biedrins they would have at least been within striking distance of the 8th seed.  Lee wasn’t the same after Wilson Chandler went all True Blood on him.

Cleveland Cavaliers – We knew after LeBron left they would be bad.  But this was still a team that won over 120 games the last 2 seasons.  How did they fall so hard?  Well at one point in the season Danial Gibson, Antawn Jamison, Anthony Parker, and Anderson Varejao, you know, pretty much their starting lineup were all injured at once.  They were pretty much a D-league team 3/4 of the way through the season.  And not a good D-league team.

Milwaukee Bucks – Delfino, Jennings, Redd and Bogut missed a ton of time.  Salmons also got that virus a lot of people get right after they sign a big contract.  It usually lasts until about a year before the contract is up. Continue reading

End of the Year Predictions

In Episode 5 Jay and Marc predicted the final standings for the East and West conference and who comes out of each and who finishes in last place.  We also gave our predictions for MVP and ROY.

Jay’s Picks

MVP – Kevin Durant
Rookie of the Year – Blake Griffin

East Playoff spots

1. Orlando Magic
2. Miami Heat
3. Boston Celtics
4. Milwaukee Bucks
5. Chicago Bulls
6. Atlanta Hawks
7. New York Knicks
8. Charlotte Bobcats

Last Place – Toronto Raptors
Finals – Boston Celtics

Western Playoff Spots

Jay’s Picks

1. Los Angeles Lakers
2. Oklahoma City Thunder
3. Dallas Mavericks
4. Phoenix Suns
5. Houston Rockets
6. Portland Trailblazers
7. San Antonio Spurs
8. Los Angeles Clippers

Last Place – Sacramento Kings
Finals – Los Angeles Lakers

Marc’s Picks

MVP – Kevin Durant
Rookie of the Year – John Wall

East Playoff spots

1. Miami Heat
2. Orlando Magic
3. Boston Celtics
4. Chicago Bulls
5. Washington Wizards
6. Milwaukee Bucks
7. Atlanta Hawks
8. New York Knicks

Last Place – Cleveland Cavs
Finals – Boston Celtics

Western Playoff Spots

1. Los Angeles Lakers
2. Dallas Mavericks
3. Utah Jazz
4. Oklahoma City Thunder
5. Phoenix Suns
6. Portland Trailblazers
7. Houston Rockets
8. Memphis Grizzlies

Last Place – Sacramento Kings
Finals – Los Angeles Lakers