On the last day of games before the All-Star break, Joel and Stan take a tour through the NBA’s basement to get a sense of the potential risers and fallers in the NBA’s upcoming silly season. Who stands to gain if (when) the Wizards shut down Kyle Kuzma? Does Miles Bridges’ status as an unrestricted […] Please, blog, may I have some more?
I know, I tried to predict trades. That didn’t work out. I tried to predict stuff. That’s like, really-really hard guys. So here’s some final takeaways as the NBA enters silly season…. Lakers They signed Spencer Dinwiddie, and last night he logged 31 minutes with 7 Ast. The shot volume wasn’t there, but this guy […] 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?
Deadline day is tomorrow! Instead of a game by game recap, I’m Googling trade rumors and then going to figure out who would benefit. Stash season, and not the Pencil Thin kind. So who’s rumored to be traded? Andrew Wiggins It might be time to see if Wiggins has been dropped in your league. I […] Please, blog, may I have some more?
Tonight in NBA DFS we have 7 games, which is the perfect amount of games for me. There’s a lot of really solid options to choose from, but the options aren’t overwhelming either. My number one piece of advice for NBA DFS in general is to be on top of injury updates. Contests are won […] Please, blog, may I have some more?
What do the two have in common? Not much. However, whenever I see Marvin Bagley‘s name, I want to say it like it’s Marvin Bagel. I can’t say if that’s because I’m just hungry now or just always hungry, but the place is burning down if a player ever even remotely has a name that […] Please, blog, may I have some more?
Back in my day [classic way to captivate an audience from the get-go], we just called it the night before Thanksgiving. But kids these days [mmk, Gramps] have to slang up everything [even my Zyn] to make ‘em feel special. So now they call it Blackout Wednesday, or Drinksgiving. Well those days are a bit […] Please, blog, may I have some more?
We knew from the preseason that the Wizards would suck this year. They traded away their best players, kept Kyle Kuzma to have someone score until they trade him to a contender and one brief look on their roster is enough to deduce that their defense would be atrocious. All those assumptions have come to […] Please, blog, may I have some more?
In the NBA, it is very rare to hear a team announcer say something that is not a part of their job description. Most focus on their teams and their players, doing their job and rarely deviate. But boy did Brian Dameris, the announcer for the Dallas Mavericks, deviate from the norm of his colleagues. […] Please, blog, may I have some more?
Look everyone, I have very little title space available and so many puns. But I promise that you’re getting the best of the best of the best with this title, which also subsequently means you’re getting the worst, so, you know, I guess we broke even. But yeah, rankings are over. Aren’t we happy? Well, […] Please, blog, may I have some more?
On a recent podcast with Son, I let slip, “If you’re a center that doesn’t get blocks, I don’t think I have any use for you.” It was a knee-jerk line, one that I hadn’t much considered before it fell out of my mouth, and I’ve been wrestling with how true that might actually be ever since. For most of the summer, I’ve been vexed by the center position because, outside of the elite guys, the shortcomings of the position are obvious and numerous. For many, their usefulness in category leagues extends only to rebounds, blocks and FG%, and oftentimes those few spoils are sacrificed at the altar of points, dimes, triples, and free-throw percentage. Drafting a center that doesn’t, it’s a steep tradeoff in the best of circumstances, so when looking at someone like Deandre Ayton – a top-50ish, center-eligible player who produced exactly enough swats last year to break even in the category by z-score – I began to wonder what exactly the point was. Please, blog, may I have some more?
This is it, my friends, the last Tuesday night recap of the regular season. I hope your hoops seasons have gone well and you’re enjoying your hard-earned hardware. For those of you still grinding out the last days of the season, I wish you well. I hope there’s a ring waiting for you come playoff time. Please, blog, may I have some more?