TAG: Marc Gasol

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 11, 2013 / 11:45 am

The Top 50 Fantasy Basketball Players Right Now

John Wall

Jrue Holiday (photo. adidas)

Player values are officially set in stone now, so it’s time to update the Top 50. There aren’t too many drastic differences, but certainly there are some changes worth noting.

The biggest jump, once again, goes to Anthony Davis, who’s up 18 spots since the preseason edition, and Andre Drummond, who’s up an incredible 25 spots. You’ll notice that I came around on ranking injured players. It still leaves too much up for debate in my mind, but Anthony Davis’s needed presence was the deal breaker. Read More »

Twitter / Dec 2, 2013 / 11:25 pm

Marc Gasol Tweets Lonely Pic While Watching “Captain Phillips”

Marc Gasol

The Grizzlies were just starting to hit their stride during a west coast road trip when 2013 Defensive Player of the Year Marc Gasol went down. He suffered a grade 2 sprain to his MCL during that horrific Black Friday in the NBA. While resting the sprain (he won’t need surgery), Gasol took in the Tom Hanks flick, Captain Phillips. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 2, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Fantasy Basketball: This Week’s 6 Best Pickups (12.2)

Derrick Williams

Derrick Williams (photo. Instagram.com/dwillvii)

Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in NBA fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Nov 25, 2013 / 9:00 am

Fantasy Basketball: This Week’s 5 Best Pickups (11.25)

Kirk Hinrich

Kirk Hinrich (photo. Converse)

Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in NBA fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

NBA, Video / Nov 23, 2013 / 7:00 pm

Black Friday Came Early In The NBA: Rose, Gasol & Iggy Go Down

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We already reported about the right medial meniscus tear Derrick Rose suffered last night in the third quarter of the Bulls-Blazers game in Portland, but two other players, Marc Gasol and Andre Iguodala, also went down with injuries yesterday for team’s in the thick of a competitive Western Conference. Read More »

NBA / Oct 29, 2013 / 2:00 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies (photo. @memgrizz)

With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.

Next up, a Grizzlies team that’s again being underrated in the West. Read More »

NBA / Oct 28, 2013 / 2:45 pm

The NBA’s 10 Smartest Players

Chris Paul

Chris Paul (photo. Daymon Gardner)

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan

There is an important lesson in that quote: physical skills get a player so far, but the mental aspect of the game takes the player to the finish line and beyond. Basketball IQ cannot be measured, and it doesn’t show up in a stat sheet. Yet the value of a player’s basketball IQ is endless and is the most powerful intangible in basketball. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 26, 2013 / 2:45 pm

Marc Gasol Shoves Patrick Beverley To The Ground & Dwight Howard Takes Umbrage

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2012-13 Defensive Player of the Year Marc Gasol wasn’t too happy at his team’s slow start against Houston yesterday on the final night of preseason play. He was even more affronted by the pesky help defense of energizer rabbit Patrick Beverley. After passing out of the double-team, Gasol throws Beverley to the floor and provokes the wrath of Dwight Howard. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Oct 18, 2013 / 3:45 pm

The 2013-14 Head-To-Head Fantasy Basketball Top 50 – Preseason Edition

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (photo. adidas Basketball)

Preseason stats don’t mean too much, but it’s great to finally have something to analyze. Our Offseason Top 50 was gathering a little bit too much rust, so now that we’re a few exhibition games deep, it’s time for adjustments. There aren’t too many drastic differences, but certainly there are some changes worth noting. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Oct 14, 2013 / 3:15 pm

The NBA’s 30 Best Second-Round Draft Picks Ever

Gilbert Arenas

Gilbert Arenas

Being a second-round pick in the NBA comes with no cheering, not much love, and no glory. Most times when someone is drafted in the second round, it’s the first time the NBA world is hearing their names. There’s a much higher percentage to become a player that records DNPs on a nightly basis than someone who becomes a role player, solid contributor, or even a star in the second round. Read More »