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Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 17, 2012 / 11:00 am

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s Best Pickups (12.17)

Bismack Biyombo

FRESH PICKINGS: Bismack Biyombo (19 percent owned in Yahoo!, nine percent in ESPN) Bismack Biyombo has recently been promoted to a starting role for the Charlotte Bobcats, immediately setting him up to be a force in fantasyland, especially in head-to-head formats. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 10, 2012 / 11:00 am

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s Best Pickups (12.10)

Nikola Vucevic

FRESH PICKINGS: Nikola Vucevic (62 percent owned in Yahoo!, 71 percent in ESPN) Although Nikola Vucevic is already heavily owned, his recent string of play should get his ownership up to close to 100 percent. Read More »

Smack / Nov 27, 2012 / 1:02 am

Brooklyn Draws First Blood In The Battle For New York; Brandon Knight Sends A Message To Damian Lillard

Brook Lopez

To New Yorkers, last night felt important. The Battle of the Boroughs felt like it mattered. Yes, most of the rest of the country could care less about who owns New York, but to everyone actually in the Big Apple, it’s like choosing between Hova and Nas. That’s probably why the first-ever matchup between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets, a game that had been nearly a month in the making courtesy of Sandy, featured a college atmosphere and a high-on-life crowd split down the middle. Read More »

Smack / Nov 22, 2012 / 4:18 am

Durant And Westbrook Beat L.A.; Kevin Love Is Back In Action

Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook

Every now and then, we could all use a reminder that this basketball thing isn’t as complicated as we think. Last night’s national TV showdown between the Thunder and Clippers was one of those reminders. Sure, we could get all Hubie Brown-ish and meticulously pick apart and break down every little subtlety, but the game ultimately came down to this: Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were better than everybody else when it mattered most … Matt Barnes of all people sparked L.A.’s fourth-quarter rally to force overtime, but then KD and Russ took over the extra session and won it for OKC. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 17, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 4.17

Al Jefferson

Beast of the Night: Al Jefferson took full advantage of a triple-overtime marathon against the Mavericks, posting 28 points, 26 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in more than 54 minutes of burn. He shot 56 percent (14-25) from the floor and had one turnover. For the season, Jefferson has exceeded expectations by producing top six averages. Barring major changes in the Jazz’s roster or Jefferson’s health, he should be viewed as a first-round player in next year’s drafts. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 11, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 4.11

DeMarcus Cousins

Beast of the Night: DeMarcus Cousins finished with 25 points, 18 rebounds, three assists, six steals and two blocks last night. He shot 52 percent (11-21) from the floor and 75 percent (3-4) from the free-throw line, and had three turnovers. Cousins has been erratic lately, but he’s still averaging 19.7 points, 11.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 block per game so far this month. Read More »

Smack / Apr 11, 2012 / 1:15 am

Boston Hands Miami A Rare Home Loss; Chicago Is Just Fine Without Derrick Rose

Rajon Rondo

In a calmer, maybe more reasonable world, the Miami Heat could lose a game like the game they lost to the Boston Celtics last night and it wouldn’t be a big deal. In that world, LeBron James and Miami fans could adopt the same attitude Kobe Bryant and L.A. fans have after every one of their high-profile L’s in the regular season: Don’t panic, it’s only (fill-in-the-month). This is bigger to them than it is to us. We’ll be fine in the playoffs. … But there are five diamond-studded reasons why a Kobe-led team gets that kind of leeway and a LeBron-led team does not. Read More »

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

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 4.6

Luol Deng

Beast of the Night: Luol Deng finished his big night with 26 points, six rebounds, three assists, four steals and one block. He shot 43 percent (9-21) from the floor and 100 percent (8-8) from the free-throw line, and had one turnover. For the season, Deng has admirably produced top 50 averages for his fantasy basketball owners. His production shouldn’t be too damaged once Derrick Rose returns this weekend. Read More »

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

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 4.5

LeBron James

Beast of the Night: LeBron James owned the Thunder with his 34 points, seven rebounds, 10 assists, four steals, one block and three three-pointers last night. He shot 50 percent (10-20) from the field and 85 percent (11-13) from the free-throw line, and had two turnovers. This followed his 41/6/4 line against the Sixers the previous night. Believe it or not, last night’s monster line helped James reclaim the No. 1 spot over Kevin Durant again. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 3, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 4.3

Wesley Matthews

Beast of the Night: Wesley Matthews produced a fine line to the tune of 33 points, one rebound, two steals and five three-pointers. He shot 83 percent (10-12) from the floor and 80 percent (8-10) from the free-throw line, and had two turnovers. Since being reinserted into the starting lineup on March 16, Matthews has averaged top 10 numbers. Read More »