With the lockout shortened NBA season almost ready to kick off, the biggest question marks around the league are the rookies. With no training camp and just two preseason games to get acclimated to the NBA, this season's rookies will have a far tougher time getting game ready. Throw in the fact that this year's draft class featured a record amount of international players whose success is almost impossible to predict and you have yourself one of the toughest fantasy drafts you can encounter. Luckily, we have compiled the 15 top game-ready rookies you should definitely look at in your draft.
The NBA Lockout is reportedly nearing its end and the season is expected to start on Christmas Day but how does the extended lockout and shortened season affect your fantasy basketball league? Well, taking a look at the impact of this year's NFL lockout and the last NBA lockout in the late-90s we can see exactly the kind of drop off we should expect from the coming 66-game 2011-2012 season.
The 2011 NBA Draft was nothing short of the consensus sentiment of the experts – lackluster and filled with project picks, particularly from Europe up front. The one positive that came out of this draft was the lackluster names led to more teams picking defensively-focused players over erratic shooters with inflated offensive numbers.Overall, the draft was filled with a lot of young players in need of serious physical or mental development. Although the draft lacked anyone of the same caliber as LeBron James, Chris Paul, or Blake Griffin, it was certainly not without a good deal of players that could make an immediate impact.
A change of teams can mean a lot to a player. Often a team has acquired a player in a trade or signed them as a free agent because they bring something to the court that the team needs desperately. The result is often an increase in output and fantasy points by that player. Here are three players who because they are now on new teams and are also skilled and talented will give fantasy basketball owners a nice bump.
The Pace Factor in basketball is a measurement of how fast a team brings the ball up the court and, as a result of that, how many times they have a chance to score. A team with a high pace factor, which would be expressed in the high 90s, may or may not take more shots than one with a lower one, but the fact that a club does get the ball up the court quickly does give them the opportunity to shoot more often.
The season is just a few days old, but already there is news all over the NBA. Whether it is stars potentially on the move, injury concerns or former number one picks making their debut, there is already a lot of shakeup in the Association. You can email me any time at firstname.lastname@example.org for all of your fantasy basketball questions and advice. I guarantee a response within 18 hours.
With the professional basketball season just around the corner, you’re probably gearing up for your NBA fantasy draft. There are a bunch of players who have found new homes and that can mean big stats for these new guys. Of course you never know, but the fact is you’re going to be trying to determine who might give you a little extra in one area of another. That is someone who has underperformed or maybe hasn’t been given a real chance to be a daily player.
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