We are just days away from the start of the NBA season, and you’re probably neck-deep in drafts and trade discussions at the moment. I had the idea of doing a live Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Youtube, but unfortunately, I have a face made for radio and a voice that makes babies cry. So I thought I’d try an AMA session this way, where you can post your questions in the comments below, and I’ll reply as they come in. This will be useful over the next few days as you go into your draft.

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With the new season approaching sooner rather than later, I think it’s time for some “right on time” or “way too early,” however you want to see it, predictions for the season. More specifically, the top 8 seeds in both conferences, including the 9th and 10th seeds that can be involved in the newly implemented play-in tournament.

What is this new play-in mini tournament thing you ask? Well, we first saw it in the Bubble and it allowed the teams that finished outside the top eight, specifically the ninth seed to play for a shot at entering the playoffs. This season, the rules will be that the 7th and 8th seed will play in order to win the spot of the 7th seed, while the 9th and 10th seed will battle it out for a chance at the loser of the previously mentioned matchup, where the winner takes that last 8th seed. 

There are also the questions of who will find themselves with the MVP, Rookie of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, and the Most Improved Player awards. I’ll give my predictions for those later on. This season will be one like no other. 72 instead of 82 games. No All-Star game, but an All-Star break. The usual frustrations of injuries, both in the fan bases and of the fantasy players will only be heightened since now we will also have inevitable positive COVID cases flying around. But who will come out on top and consider their teams “successful”? 

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Chronologically, I wanted to preview the Rockets first, but at the time, the draft and free agency were starting to go full bore, so it seemed better to wait and see what would go down in Houston. And much like fast-forwarding through the movie Titanic (the only thing missing is the great Billy Zane), this franchise is set to try and recover what it lost in the Bubble. Which was basically everything…

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The NBA season may only be 72 games this season, but it’s still going to be a long and grueling slugfest regardless. The players we consider locks for value now will be the drops of tomorrow, and the undrafted players will suddenly become league-winners overnight.

But how does that happen?

Injuries are an unfortunate part of the game. Lineup shifts are a real thing too as people slide into and out of minutes. A lot of that is hard to predict but likely trade candidates, on the other hand, are less difficult to forecast.

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I usually rank the players by position then write a little blurb about them. It seems redundant, though, since I wrote about each player in the Top 150 posts. Seek and ye shall find, at the top of the page next to the magnifying glass. If you can’t see it, then I suggest that you buy yourself a magnifying glass to look for the magnifying glass.

This year, I’m going to do something different. I’m going to list the players who produce well in each stat category. If you want to see how the guards rank in overall value, click HERE.

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I usually rank the players by position then write a little blurb about them. It seems redundant, though, since I wrote about each player in the Top 150 posts. Seek and ye shall find, at the top of the page next to the magnifying glass. If you can’t see it, then I suggest that you buy yourself a magnifying glass to look for the magnifying glass.

This year, I’m going to do something different. I’m going to list the players who produce well in each stat category. If you want to see how the guards rank in overall value, click HERE.

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Who doesn’t love a bargain? I do sincerely believe that the folks at Yahoo do some good work with their rankings, but every now and again they undervalue players.  This is when you swoop in and scoop up the bargains, since the pre-draft rankings will more or less determine the order in which players are drafted.

Here is my list of players that I am targeting this year, since they will undoubtedly outperform these rankings. Note that this list is geared towards 9-cat H2H leagues.

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I usually rank the players by position then write a little blurb about them. It seems redundant, though, since I wrote about each player in the Top 150 posts. Seek and ye shall find, at the top of the page next to the magnifying glass. If you can’t see it, then I suggest that you buy yourself a magnifying glass to look for the magnifying glass. 

This year, I’m going to do something different. I’m going to list the players who produce well in each stat category. If you want to see how the guards rank in overall value, click HERE. 

Please, blog, may I have some more?