How did you do in your draft or auction? Have you had to dip into the free agency pool much yet? There are many strategies at play here. When is it too early to bail on a player and seek a replacement? If you wait too long, does the valid talent that slipped through get gobbled up? Is it better to wait and see how surprising talent develops, rather than jumping to changes too early? Lets take a look at the big men across the Association.
As we roll into the 2012-'13 NBA season, we're going to take you through an overview of each of the six divisions. Who are key newcomers? Who are notable for your fantasy team? Last season was brutal with a late and sudden December start to an abbreviated season. We tip off with the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference, home of the NBA defending champion Miami Heat.
As we play out the final month of the 2011-'12 NBA season, we take a look at each franchise. Who emerged, what went wrong, what lies ahead. A look at post season chances, long term potential and upgrades possible in this summer's NBA draft. We begin in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference with the Charlotte Bobcats.
With the NBA regular season ending in exactly a month, it's time to keep focus and push to the end. With a shortage of big men, almost every fantasy team could use a decent center. With a huge gap between the Dwight Howard's and the Brendan Haywood's, improvement can always be found. While no league will have that perfect well rounded center, you may be able to find one that helps in categories where you have a chance to pickup fantasy points.
Do you need help in the middle? Does your team resemble a donut? Without a doubt, center is the position where you have the greatest chance of standings- points gained. The difference between Dwight Howard and DeAndre Jordan is enormous, just an example of the leg up you can enjoy compared to the guard and forward positions. This week, we take a look at who you may want to take a long look at in the pivot, along with percentage owned in Flea Flicker leagues.
When competing in Fantasy Basketball or in any Fantasy sport for that matter, injuries are the biggest factor. Trading and proficiency in working the wavier wire and free agency also contribute towards fantasy success. Other than your talent staying healthy, the most important aspect in managing your fantasy roster is success in your draft or auction. Just like the stock market, acquiring assets at a price lower than value equates winning.
Injuries may determine the fate of the Southeast Division with Atlanta suffering the biggest loss with Al Horford lost for the season. Miami is every one's choice to win the Eastern Conference, but must now overcome various injuries to Dwayne Wade. The two biggest surprises in 2012, reside in the Southeast Division in Orlando power forward Ryan Anderson and Charlotte center Byron Mullens. Both are must haves and as of now Mullens is readily available in Flea Flickerleagues. The biggest disappointment.... the Washington Wizards who appear ready to challenge for the worst record in NBA history. Lets take a look, continuing with the Eastern Conference, specifically the Southeast Division. Bargain players for each team are shown with percentage available in Flea Flicker leagues.
By now, you should have a pretty good idea how you did in your draft or auction. With two weeks behind us in the NBA season, numbers and trends begin to have meaning. If you haven't yet, you need to figure out where your strengths and weaknesses are. Whether you are in a head to head or roto league, identifying what moves need to be made is imperative. If doesn't matter how much you win a category by, excess is just that.
The NBA world is buzzing over last night’s preseason battle of Los Angeles between the Lakers and the Clippers. Chris Paul didn’t disappoint in his Clippers debut with 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in the 114-95 win over the Lakers. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 22 points before injuring the wrist on his shooting hand. The injury has been determined to be minor.