You see what I did there in the title? I oversold it, didn’t I? You’re imagining a new statistic that will change fantasy basketball forever, because a state someone would consider awesome would certainly do that. And seeing as how I wasted no time calling this stat awesome, you’d be right to assume it’s revolutionary.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Nene Hilario led the league in FG% in 2010, but attempted just 40 percent of the shots Kobe Bryant did. Blake Griffin attempted 20 more free throws than Kevin Durant, but made 148 fewer than he did. Also, Dwight Howard’s FT% was just .003 percentage points higher than his FG% – and this was his best free throw-shooting season since he was a rookie.Please, blog, may I have some more?
In his mammoth tome, The Book of Basketball, a work I begrudgingly call both comprehensive and wholly entertaining, Bill Simmons shares the theory that 24 is the pivotal age for athletic shooting guards. He uses Jordan, Bryant, McGrady, Wade, a 25-year-old Iverson (lost five months as a high school senior sitting in a jail cell) and David Thompson as examples.Please, blog, may I have some more?
With no (pro) games last night, a true fantasy killer* likely spent the entire evening alone in a dark room, with a mason jar used primarily for urine (primarily) plotting nothing else but how his final nine fantasy days are going to go.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Outside of player injuries, players sharing equal minutes with other players at a position for stretches of games is just about as annoying as it gets. In fantasy basketball, anyway. In real-life basketball, the voices of Heat announcer Eric Reid and Knicks announcer Walt Frazier are just about as annoying as it gets.Please, blog, may I have some more?
This one’s for the douchebags, as Kanye might say after playing the theme to ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ for a seemingly endless amount of time. Sometimes fantasy basketball can’t be all pigtails and pillowfights. Sometimes to win your league you gotta get a little dirty.Please, blog, may I have some more?
For those of you in leagues that limit the number of games each position is allowed to play over the course of a season (usually it’s limited to 82 games per position), you’ve no doubt sweated over your games played pace at some point already.Please, blog, may I have some more?
So you’ve made it through the first week of fantasy basketball and came out the other side not only covered in mucus, but also likely one of two types of fantasy hoopsters: Either the type that wants to wait a few weeks to see what kind of lineup you drafted before making any changes, or the type that dropped three players 90 seconds after the draft was over.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The single most important tool to have in a fantasy auction draft is an efficient way to examine the big picture at any point in the process. I get a lot of questions about so-and-so being worth such-and-such money. The answer is almost always … “heavens to Betsy, no!” When I’m surprised by a question, I revert to exclamations from the 40s.Please, blog, may I have some more?
I’ve had a couple requests lately for a post about draft pairings through the first two rounds. I planned on publishing 1,500 words on the value of calling Shaquille O’Neal the “Big Shamrock” instead of “Ordeal O’Neal,” but it occurred to me that 1,470 of those words would probably be unprintable.Please, blog, may I have some more?