As we play out the final weeks 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 Southwest Division of the Western Conference with the Dallas Mavericks.
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.
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.
Just one caveat, the deal is "pending league approval" The Los Angeles Clippers caved in to the demands of the NBA owned New Orleans Hornets. After breaking off the talks saying the demands were just too high, the Clippers went ahead and made the deal anyway. The hold up in the deal was which guard the Clippers were going to trade to the Hornets. Los Angeles wanted to move Eric Bledsoe, while New Orleans was insisting on Eric Gordon. Bledsoe's recent injury complcating matters even further, but the Clippers gave up in the end.
Camps are now open across the country with the race to fill opening day rosters underway. With some teams opening practice with as few as seven players under contract, lots of player movement coming before Christmas. The major action of the day, the Lakers pulling out of the Chris Paul sweepstakes while the hunt for Dwiight Howard gets underway. 14 days until Christmas.... and opening day!
The mega deal sending Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers is on hold. NBA owners gathering in New York to finalize the labor agreement on Friday reportedly have protested the trade by the NBA managed Hornets. The deal was scheduled to send point guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, forward Lamar Odom to New Orleans and Pau Gasol to Houston. The Rockets were to send Kevin Martin, Luis Scola, Goran Drajic and a 2012 1st round pick to the Hornets. With LA looking at packaging Andrew Bynum to Orlando for Dwight Howard, it looks like the West Coast Big Three is on hold.