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Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jul 8, 2013 / 2:30 pm

The Summer Fantasy Basketball Fallout: How 12 Free Agency Moves Altered The NBA Landscape

Dwight Howard

Finally the Dwightmare is over and players are settling in to new deals and homes. There are still plenty of free agents to be had, namely Monta Ellis, Andrew Bynum and Brandon Jennings, but with some major pieces landing in place over the weekend, it’s time to assess some fantasy values. If you’re looking for the fallout of the deals made before free agency started, they’re featured in our fantasy guide to the NBA offseason. Read More »

NBA / Apr 30, 2013 / 11:30 am

The Westbrook Injury Makes OKC’s James Harden Trade More Interesting Than Ever

James Harden

Bringing up the argument of who won the James Harden trade is almost as pointless as the best rapper debate at your local barbershop. There’ll always be one or two guys who co-sign your stand, and there’ll always be a handful who think you’re out of your mind. There will be a lot of pointless arguing and talking in circles. There’s almost never a middle ground. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2013 / 11:05 am

NBA Playoffs: The First Round’s 5 Most Interesting Matchups

kevin garnett gets his 25,000th nba point

With the 2012-13 NBA regular season over and the playoff standings set, it’s time to dissect the first-round matchups. From team vs. team to player vs. player to front-court vs. front-court, here are the top-five most interesting matchups for the first round of the NBA playoffs. Read More »

NBA / Apr 16, 2013 / 3:00 pm

The 10 Biggest X-Factors In The 2013 NBA Playoffs

Shane Battier

In preparation for the start of this weekend’s NBA Playoffs, we thought that would be interesting to take a look at this postseason’s x-factors. While it is more conventional to say that Player X is the x-factor for their franchise entering the playoffs, you always need to dig a little deeper, go a little bit more in depth by taking a look at other specific variables within different team’s situations that have the capacity to swing a series. Read More »

Smack / Apr 12, 2013 / 1:33 am

Nate Robinson Explodes to Ruin the Knicks’ Streak; Kevin Durant and a New Sidekick Destroy the Warriors

Nate Robinson

“The (Other) Streak” is dead. 13 New York Knicks wins in a row undone by predominantly by one Nate Robinson, who came off the bench to give ‘em 35 in 33 minutes in a come-from-behind overtime win for the Bulls in Chicago … [Check out Nate’s new custom Jordans] … The wonder of Nate was on full display for pretty much the entire game with plenty of the good (buckets, energy, tenacity) and a heaping helping of the bad (horrrrrible shots at inopportune times, knucklehead passes, constantly straddling the line of about-to-get-a T and/or punched in the face by an opponent, etc.). Perfect example: Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jan 18, 2013 / 11:30 am

NBA Fantasy Risers & Fallers: 1.18

Marcin Gortat

As the first leg of the NBA season has closed, player values have fallen in place. Of course there are some exceptions, like if some of these players just happened to start off ice cold or riding a hot streak. However, by this time statistics have evened out. The early hot streaks dissolve, and the underachievers slowly work their way back into the fantasy hierarchy. Read More »

NBA / Dec 25, 2012 / 11:30 am

The Top 10 X-Factors Of Christmas Day Games

Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James

Christmas is here — a day that’s known for giving, receiving and family by most people. But for losers like me? It’s basketball time. This is an honor for each team that is playing in a Christmas Day game, meaning that for one reason or another, you’re what the people want to see around the league. And I’d say that the teams featured this year represent just that. Read More »

NBA / Dec 11, 2012 / 4:30 pm

Even Without Harden, OKC Looks Like The Best Team In The West

Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook

Before the season started, the Oklahoma City Thunder were relegated by many to a tier just below the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs for supremacy in the Western Conference. Even though they defeated the mighty Borg that is San Antonio to come out of the Western Conference in last season’s playoffs, the offseason was generally considered unkind to the young upstarts from Oklahoma City. But things certainly changed over the season’s first quarter, and the Thunder are playing superb basketball right now. Read More »

NBA / Nov 22, 2012 / 11:00 am

10 Story Lines NBA Fans Should Be Thankful For

Steve Nash

Today you probably woke up with excitement in your eyes because of the amazing dinner selection that will await most of us later in the day. Thanksgiving is famous because of the turkey, ham and stuffing that we all love to engulf over the holiday. But somewhere in that huge pile of food, we’ve lost what the true meaning of Thanksgiving is. Read More »

Smack / Nov 5, 2012 / 2:00 am

Carmelo Tears Up Philly; The Lakers Finally Win A Game

Carmelo Anthony

The Knicks went on an easy little stroll Sunday afternoon at the Garden and not even Jrue Holiday‘s spot-on mimicking act of Carmelo Anthony could spoil the ride in a 100-84 win over Philly. Holiday was there more often than not to serve as the counter to a big play by the Knicks, but he was just one guy – albeit, one guy whose 5-of-6 shooting from deep helped Philly shoot better from behind the line than it did overall. Read More »