As we play out the final days of the 2011-'12 NBA regular 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 continue in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference with the Houston Rockets.
If you have a shot in your fantasy league, now is the time to get aggressive. You've spent time and money to get to where you are now, and if you are in striking distance, don't let up! It's all about categories now if you are in a standard roto league. Head to head is much of the same, but leans more towards balance. We have been taking a look at who might be avialable in your league. With the guards done, time to look at small forwards that may be available. We have identified the best that are available in more than 50% of Flea Flicker leagues.
Believe it or not, there is news from the Association that isn't just Jeremy Lin related, but not here. The NBA hits the All-Star break this weekend and very wisely, officials have worked Lin into the festivities. While they should have worked him into the three point and skills competition given his white hot stauts, he will assist teammate Iman Shumpert in the slam dunk competition and play in the rising stars game.
I don't know about you, but it adds a little something when one of my fantasy players takes part in All-Star Weekend. It's usually difficult to have more than one or two in the All-Star game itself, but with additions over the years of the Future's game and individual competition, its pretty hard not to have someone, competing somewhere.
As we continue towards the NBA All-Star break and the abbreviated season mid-way point, time to review your roster. What young players are emerging? Who is returning from injury? Who on your squad may need replacing with minutes soon to be lost to a returning starter? These are things you need to consider when reviewing your team. Here is a look at forwards you may want to give a along with percentage owned 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.
A hearty Happy New Year to NBA fans around the country and the globe! As we move into week two of the Association, numbers become more meaninful and it becomes more clear who will play key roles across the league. Did you take a chance on the right guys? Is it time to pull the trigger and make changes? As we have stressed, the draft or auction, trades and early waiver wire moves, make or break a season. We have taken you through each conference, now we are making our way through potential free agents, readily available in Flea Flicker leagues, to help your team. We move to the front court, specifically small forward.
The long awaited tip off of the 2011-12 season finally arrives today as the Association presents its fans with a nice Christmas present. Leading up to the season openers, we have been giving you the latest from each conference. The Eastern Conference is complete as we now work our way through the Western Conference. The Southwest Division is home to the defending NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks, who look to defend their crown with a much different roster. Check Fantasy Alarm's Talking Hoops all season long as we track players on the move in Flea Flicker leagues and provide the latest information that impacts not only wagering but fantasy basketball as well.