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 Pacific Division of the Western Conference with the Golden State Warriors.
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.
A flurry of activity at the NBA trading deadline, but no huge deals we have seen in recent years. The biggest, Dwight Howard, stayed in Orlando despite talk all season long of a pending move. The Lakers were within a "wisker" of acquiring Michael Beasley until the Minnesota owner nixed a three team deal that included Portland. Lets take a look at the deals that did get done. Percentage owned in Flea Flicker leagues shown.
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.
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.
It's official! The NBA labor deal has been approved by all parties and camps are set to open. It is a 10-year deal, but both sides have the option to opt out after six. Contract limits were lengthened, a soft salary cap is in place but the luxury tax will have more impact on owners. There were also be increased drug testing of players. While camps open today,, those involved in the CP3 trade remain in limbo in Houston, Los Angeles and New Orleans.