With less than a month remaining in the 2012-'13 NBA regular season, take a moment away from March Madness to attend to your fantasy squad. Fortunately, unless you are always riding an NIT bracket, college hoops takes a three day break before Sweet 16 play begins on Thursday night. What does your team need down the stretch? I find myself searching for a player that can pass, hit an occassional three and also block shots. Not surprisingly, very few players exist with those traits.
The Memphis Grizzlies finally cleared the salary they had been seeking, trading Rudy Gay to the Toronto Raptors. Gay, along with center Hamed Haddadi heads north of the border to Toronto, with the Raptors sending big man Ed Davis and point guard Jose Calderon to Memphis. But there's more, the Grizzlies had no interest in taking on Calderon's massive salary, shipping him to Detroit. The Pistons send forwards Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye to complete the deal.
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 continue in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference with the Toronto Raptors.
Are you a big man short from landing in the money in your fantasy league? If you have a shot at the money, it's decision making time. Some don't want to spend any more money on free agents/waivers and ride out what they have. The other option is to spend money to try and gain every point you can down the stretch. While it's hard to find well rounded talent, you can certainly find big men that bring rebounds, blocks, scoring, just not all in one player. We have identified the best power forwards that are available in 50% or more of Flea Flicker leagues.
It's a great week to have Mavericks, as Dallas is the only team this week with five games. We take a look at who may be on your league's waiver wire or available in free agency. Also, a reminder to keep on the trading deadline, in the NBA as well as your fantasy league.
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 dealing with investments, its advisable to buy low and sell high and fantasy sports are no different. Have a player who is outpeforming or overachieving? Time to move him before reality balances the numbers. Is a stud player off to a slow start? Law of averages suggests he will have to exceed the norm in order to balance things out. Its difficult for many in fantasy sports to execute this policy and sometimes it does backfire. While this applies to trading, you should also buy low when considering waiver moves.