Every year, there are guys in the league who we own who ruin the entire experience for ourselves and others. Like, I’m just so over it. The All-Star break, and that game that happened on Sunday night that nobody I know of watched, is a perfect time to explore some of these guys who will […] Please, blog, may I have some more?
The trade deadline for the NBA is upon us, as it is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. ET and it always affects fantasy suggestions each year. It’s a weird week to discuss about adds before the trade deadline, as rotations and fantasy values change so much from a trade, so I would […] Please, blog, may I have some more?
The latest trade in the NBA featured the rebuilding Hornets moving Scary Terry Rozier to Miami for a 1st round pick and a half season rental of Kyle Lowry and his slightly oversized behind. Apart from the real life and fantasy implications, this trade has sparked some insights into Charlotte’s perceived losing culture, after some […] Please, blog, may I have some more?
Obviously the talk of the week is Joel Embiid’s extraordinary performance against San Antonio, as he registered a franchise record 70 points along with 18 rebounds in 36 minutes of action. But you have read about it by now so I wanted to focus more on his first matchup with Victor Wembanyama and the hilarious […] Please, blog, may I have some more?
Three game slate last night… I watched the TNT game; Sixers vs. Nuggets, and was highly entertained. The Nuggets continue to have a very stable rotation and there’s not really any takeaways unless someone gets hurt. Nobody got hurt. Same with the Sixers. Just sit back and enjoy Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid go head-to-head, […] Please, blog, may I have some more?
Sam Merrill made it back-to-back career scoring highs Wednesday night, hitting 8-of-14 from behind the arch and finishing with 27 points, 3 boards, 2 assists and a steal, helping the Cavs pull away from the Jazz in the fourth quarter. The casual NBA fan would hear the name Sam Merrill and just assume we’re talking […] Please, blog, may I have some more?
Hello Razzball, back again for some post IST NBA DFS action. Wow that was a lot of acronyms. Oh well! We have a nice 9 game slate with plenty of options to choose from. Right now I’m not seeing a ton of quality value, so it may be hard to get up to the highest […] Please, blog, may I have some more?
Paulo Banchero crossed the 40-point mark for the first time in his young career on Wednesday night, finishing with 42 points on 16-of-26 shooting (1-5 3PT, 9-12 FT). Sure he was stingy, dishing just one dime to go with his 6 boards and 2 blocks. But it’s a nice opportunity to highlight his jump in […] Please, blog, may I have some more?
Despite the very modest reception the idea of the In Season Tournament got when it was first introduced last year, it has proven a very entertaining addition to the NBA calendar and more importantly has increased the level of intensity and competition during the regular season. Even during the group phase, the fact that the […] Please, blog, may I have some more?
I admit it, I’ve never been a huge Luka Dončić guy (he finished with 36 points, 15 rebounds, 18 assists and 2 blocks and 2 steals), though to my credit (and so I don’t have to eat an egregious amount of crow) I always respected the talent. Well, respected the talent shining through what seemed […] Please, blog, may I have some more?
Hello Razzball, back again for some NBA DFS action. We have a nice 7 game slate and personally these mid-sized slates are my favorite. You have plenty of options on slates this size to make different builds, but you’re not overwhelmed by the variety of good plays. My number one piece of advice for NBA […] Please, blog, may I have some more?
Seemed like low-hanging fruit, no? And before we switch out the fruit to something a bit more attuned to my diet (saturated fats?), we obviously have to start with some of the interesting storylines in the NBA, now just in it’s third week of play. First up, mostly because of the title (now with less fruit and more Funyuns) let us talk not just about Tyrese Maxey, but also the so far near-dominant 76ers team. Joel Embiid is doing Joel Embiid “non-playoff” type things, which is still a bummer we have to qualify, but lucky for us, fantasy ain’t played in May, ya know? I’ll talk a bit more about it later for the Clippers, but Harden while not being on the team has created an interesting aggregate feedback loop with a touch of confirmation bias mixed in on some of these wild storylines, but the tangible effect, i.e. giving minutes for Tyrese Maxey to flourish cannot be argued with. My concerns with Maxey during the preseason was based on his ability to run the 5, play-call, ball-handle and continuing to develop his offense while doing all that.
So far? All of these things have been done well, but the best part is that it hasn’t come at the cost of his stats. With a career-high 50 points against a very good Pacers team, he also had 7 rebounds with 5 assists, 3 blocks on 20-32 shooting (7-11 from 3-point). At just 23-years-old, it’s pretty likely he’ll be shedding off the Tyler Herro and Jordan Poole comps at some point this season. But can he get to the All-Star game and perhaps even an All-NBA selection this year? Excited to find out… Please, blog, may I have some more?