TAG: James Johnson

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 22, 2012 / 11:48 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.22

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Jared McMillen)

Beast of the Night: Kevin Durant posted 32 points, nine rebounds, five assists, two steals, a block and a three-pointer last night. He shot 56 percent (10-18) from the field and 100 percent (11-11) from the free-throw line, and turned the ball over four times. This was a nice bounce-back game after notching a mediocre 18/6/2 (along with six turnovers) the night before. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 6, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.6

Al Jefferson

Al Jefferson (photo. Bethany Gilbert)

Beast of the Night: Al Jefferson posted 25 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, one steal and three blocks last night. He shot 56 percent (9-16) from the floor and 88 percent (7-8) from the free-throw line, and had no turnovers. This is about as perfect as a big man’s line gets. Jefferson has been a top 10 stud so far this season. His value has been boosted by his improved assists (2.2 per game, up from 1.8 last season) and steady turnovers (1.2 per game, down from 1.3 last season). Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 5, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.5. (Weekend Recap)

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Nike Basketball)

Weekend Wonder: LeBron James averaged 30.0 points, 11.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 2.5 blocks and 0.5 threes in two huge games over the weekend. He shot 56 percent from the field, 50 percent from the free-throw line and averaged 1.5 turnovers in that stretch. It’s good to be king. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 29, 2012 / 10:30 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 2.29

DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan (photo. Rob Hammer)

Beast of the Night: DeAndre Jordan finished with 14 points, 14 rebounds, two steals and four blocks last night. He shot 78 percent (7-9) from the field and shot not free-throw attempts and had no turnovers. This was Jordan’s third straight game with double-digit rebounds. He remains a fantasy stud for owners punting free-throw percentage. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 13, 2012 / 10:00 am

James Johnson Goes Coast-2-Coast & Slams On The Lakers

James Johnson

As we mentioned in Smack, this move from James Johnson had us all out of our seats. Remember when he was coming out of Wake Forest and everyone thought we’d see stuff like this from him on the regular? It hasn’t exactly worked out as expected – even though he’s been decent this year (7.6 points, 4.7 rebounds a game) in Canada – but he has come up with some sick highlights this season. Read More »

Smack / Feb 13, 2012 / 12:25 am

Kobe Hits Another Game-Winner; Rajon Rondo Does The Unthinkable

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant (photo. Mannion)

He might’ve made just four of his last 25 “clutch” shots and he might’ve shot the Lakers out of two or three games this season – most recently in Philly last week – and he might’ve missed six of his previous seven shots on this afternoon, but it wasn’t a surprise that Kobe was gonna take the one shot that counted in L.A.’s 94-92 win in Canada. Add another one to the highlight reel, this one a one-dribble pull-up on the baseline. Bryant (27 points) was a man down the stretch, hitting a ball-busting three and then getting a steal and an assist to put L.A. up one. Read More »

Smack / Feb 6, 2012 / 12:00 am

Boston Crushes The Grizzlies; LeBron James Goes Off In Miami

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett

The Grizzlies should’ve just hit up a Super Bowl party early because Boston slapped them around all afternoon, winning their fourth-straight game 98-80 behind a throwback (24 points, nine rebounds) from Kevin Garnett and yet another, ho-hum 21 points from The Truth. Boston’s defense was suffocating, holding Memphis to under 37 percent from the field and under 20 points in every quarter outside of the third. And with Rajon Rondo (14 assists, his first game with double-digit assists since Jan. 13) really back, they had one of their best bucket-getting halves of the year (the second frame) … Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 29, 2011 / 1:30 pm

Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 12.29

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Nike Basketball)

Beast of the Night: LeBron James had himself a typically big line to the tune of 35 points, six rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two blocks. He shot 57 percent (13-23) from the field, 100 percent (9-9) from the free-throw line and had two turnovers. Through three games, James is averaging 32.7 points on 59 percent shooting from the field and 87 percent shooting from the charity stripe. The odd thing is that he has yet to attempt a single three-pointer. The fact that he’s been such a stud without a three-pointer says volumes about his fantasy value. It’s early, but James looks like the probable top dog in fantasy basketball this season. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 13, 2011 / 11:00 am

Top 20 Sleepers In 2011-12 Fantasy Basketball

Gerald Henderson

Gerald Henderson (photo. Nicky Woo)

Let’s be honest: Drafting the sleepers you want in the round you want is one of the most satisfying feelings in fantasy basketball. That said, sleepers are a dangerous breed. Like fair trades in the NBA these days, sleepers are not sure things and can sometimes burn you if you pounce too early on them. To help sort out the sleepers you should be eyeing in your fantasy basketball drafts this year, here’s a list of players who are napping, dozing and comatose (assuming nine categories). Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Oct 24, 2011 / 11:00 am

NBA Fantasy Team Analysis: The Toronto Raptors

Andrea Bargnani

Andrea Bargnani (photo. Raptors.com)

Let’s be blunt: the Toronto Raptors are a sorry bunch, in real life and in fantasy terms. Sure, there are a decent number of potential breakout candidates on this squad whenever the next NBA season begins, but there are also timeshares awaiting a few positions. There’s no true stud here, but when you’re in the latter rounds of your draft, keep some of these Canadian dinosaurs in mind. Read More »