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.
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.
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.
Throughout the 2012 NBA season, we will review the Association, division by division. We wrap up the Western Conference with the Southwest Division, home of the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks. The Southwest is also home of San Antonio, owner of the 2011 season's best regular season record. We also find the Memphis Grizzlies in the southwest, last season's surprise team. As with each division, we suggest our best waiver/free agent bargain, based on availability in Flea Flicker leagues.
Does your NBA Fantasy roster resemble a donut? Do you have a whole in the middle with a bunch of stiffs at center? With incredible scarcity at the position, the standings gained points potential with an effective pivot can earn you noticeable gains. Without a doubt, elite centers go early in drafts and are expensive in auctions, but you cannot survive without remaining competitive at the position. With that in mind, we continue our free agency advice with a look at available big men. Those we have identified are avalable in most Flea Flicker leagues.
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.
The New York Knicks made the first big splash of free agency by signing center Tyson Chandler. Chandler is the defensive presence the Knicks need to support the offensive minded front court studs Amare Stoudamire and Carmelo Anthony. Chandler wasn't cheap, so the Knicks had to release point guard Chauncey Billups, further weakening an already questionable backcourt. New York looks to have filled that void by coming to terms with free agent guard Baron Davis.