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Eric Snow and Rasheed WallaceI was just checking out some web stuff before the Super Bowl and found this picture.  Thanks to MJD over at Deadspin, I now know that I’m not the only one that hates Eric Snow…

Enjoy the game, all.

Oh…and the Cavs lost on National Television…again.


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Lebron vs. Jason KiddThank goodness for the Super Bowl. If you are having a tough year in your main fantasy basketball league like I am, maybe you welcome the distraction as well. After being inspired by Sarge’s one man rant on Eric Snow, I figured I would throw myself a pity party. Because I am in need of a new hobby to relax from my main hobby after the events of the last few weeks especially. So what’s been going on, you ask? If you are willing to be my Frasier, I am happy to take advantage of your listening skills.

If you are hoops junkie, you have more than a few fantasy teams. But one league usually stands out as the one that matters the most. And for me, this is the league that is kicking me to the curb right now.

1. My match-up of the week tends to light up every time, but just against me.

It was week 14 and my opponent sports Jason Kidd on his roster. I was in the playoff mix going into the week, and by the next Monday, I was on the outs looking in. Kidd did more than his fair share, dropping in triple doubles like there was no tomorrow. So what does he do this week when I need him to knock down a playoff contender for me? You guessed it: games of zero points/five turnovers, and a two assist game before that.

Click to continue reading Dime Day: Pity Party


Carmelo AnthonyStat’s All Folks will be a week-to-week stock market look at the standard cumulative categories – points, assists, rebounds, three-pointers made, steals, and blocks.  I’ll be calling out the “bulls” and “bears” in each category, in order to help you assess your portfolio of players on your fantasy basketball team(s) and whether you should sell, hold, and/or diversify your assets. 

Note that you won’t always see the superstar player written about in this column, otherwise it would be LeBron James or Steve Nash every week.  So, check out who’s bullish and who’s bearish coming into the week.

Statistics are from January 26 - February 1

POINTS

BULLISH

Carmelo Anthony, SF, Denver Nuggets
Last Week’s Numbers of Note: 4 G; 29.5 PPG; 44.1 FG%; 76.2 FT%

To all the head coaches in the Western Conference that did not choose Anthony as an All-Star reserve, I agree with you.  That one punch and immediate backpedal against the New York Knicks was enough to sully all the hard work Melo had put forth in cleaning his rep beforehand.  But, this is fantasy and whether you love him or hate him in real life, it doesn’t matter here.  What also doesn’t matter is that Allen Iverson is now on the same team as Anthony because Melo is still getting his looks and scoring near his seasonal average since coming back from serving his suspension – 30 ppg in six games.  In fantasy, you shouldn’t snub Melo, even with the Answer in Denver.

Click to continue reading Stat’s All, Folks: Melo Is Still Da Man!


Maybe Next TimeIt was nothing more than a running joke between my buddies and myself.  Being from Cleveland, local players (regardless of the sport) came at a premium in our various fantasy leagues.  Heck, Kellen Winslow, Jr. went in the fourth round of our fantasy draft a few years ago only to have his season ended by a fluke knee injury early on in the season.  If you know anything about fantasy football, it’s to never gamble on a tight end early in the draft, as their production drops off very little after top tier.  Either way, that didn’t stop some of us from going all “homer” in our drafts. 

Where am I going with this, you ask?

Well, this week when news broke out that Eric Snow would not be the Cavaliers starting point guard for the upcoming games, and one Daniel Gibson would be, how many Eric Snow owners out there felt the brunt of this coaching move? 

Click to continue reading Sargent Says: Let It Snow…Somewhere Else


Steve Nash Stat’s All Folks will be a week-to-week stock market look at the standard cumulative categories – points, assists, rebounds, three-pointers made, steals, and blocks.  I’ll be calling out the “bulls” and “bears” in each category, in order to help you assess your portfolio of players on your fantasy basketball team(s) and whether you should sell, hold, and/or diversify your assets. 

Note that you won’t always see the superstar player written about in this column, otherwise it would be LeBron James or Steve Nash every week.  So, check out who’s bullish and who’s bearish coming into the week.

Statistics are from January 15th – January 21st.

It is a pleasure to sub in for Dennis this week. Let us get right to it!

POINTS

BULLISH

Dwyane Wade, PG/SG, Miami Heat
Last Week’s Numbers of Note:  4 G; 31.8 PPG; 49.0 FG%; 77.5 FT%

Wade missed four games around the holidays but has come back logging big minutes and posting even bigger numbers. Last week Wade scored 30 or more points in three of four contests. The beauty in his game lies not only in his points production, but in his around game; he also averaged almost eight assists and three steals last week. Wade drained two three-pointers over the four games, which is below average for a fantasy guard, but at least he still provides a little help to your team there.

Click to continue reading Stat’s All Folks: Substitute Teacher


Shaq is Back… Sort ofDropping Dimes On The Daily is all about me looking at the previous night’s performances and mentioning those that did pretty goodly and those that did pretty badly.  Goodly is a word, right?  Anyway, this will be a quick look around the league, so don’t expect a ton of text, just some daily fantasy basketball goodness!!!  Please note that this is the fantasy basketball section of ElevationMag.com’s Daily Top Picks.  Check it out and see your daily rumors, quotes, headlines, and facts!  But read the fantasy section HERE!
The Fig Cap: Peekaboo!  I’m back in the building!  Sort of.

Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes On The Daily: January 25, 2007


Dirk NowitzkiStat’s All Folks will be a week-to-week stock market look at the standard cumulative categories – points, assists, rebounds, three-pointers made, steals, and blocks.  I’ll be calling out the “bulls” and “bears” in each category, in order to help you assess your portfolio of players on your fantasy basketball team(s) and whether you should sell, hold, and/or diversify your assets. 

Note that you won’t always see the superstar player written about in this column, otherwise it would be LeBron James or Steve Nash every week.  So, check out who’s bullish and who’s bearish coming into the week.

Statistics are from January 12 - January 19th.

POINTS

BULLISH

Dirk Nowitzki, PF, Dallas Mavericks
Last Week’s Numbers of Note: 4 G; 34.5 PPG; 51.6 FG%; 87.5 FT%

How does Nowitzki come back from a poor 11-point performance against the less than impressive Portland Trailblazers?  Score a season-high 43 points the next game and continue to hang points on the opposition in the next three games, which Dirk did in the past week.  Not only has he been impressive shooting the ball, but rebounding it as well averaging 10.8 glass cleaning in the same period.  Nowitzki is going good right now in all facets of his game, which is helping his stroke.  Obviously, don’t ever worry about low-scoring performances from Dirk (did you know he had two games where he only scored six points!) because he isn’t an elite fantasy player for nothing and will definitely come back strong.

 

Click to continue reading Stat’s All, Folks: Dirk Is Getting Dirrrrty!


Tracy McGrady and Dirk Nowitzki getting grimy!Dropping Dimes On The Daily is all about me looking at the previous night’s performances and mentioning those that did pretty goodly and those that did pretty badly.  Goodly is a word, right?  Anyway, this will be a quick look around the league, so don’t expect a ton of text, just some daily fantasy basketball goodness!!!  Please note that this is the fantasy basketball section of ElevationMag.com’s Daily Top Picks.  Check it out and see your daily rumors, quotes, headlines, and facts!  But read the fantasy section HERE!
The Fig Cap: “C’mon, Dirk, stop playa hatin’, man!”

Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes On The Daily: January 17, 2007


Gilbert ArenasDropping Dimes On The Daily is all about me looking at the previous night’s performances and mentioning those that did pretty goodly and those that did pretty badly.  Goodly is a word, right?  Anyway, this will be a quick look around the league, so don’t expect a ton of text, just some daily fantasy basketball goodness!!!  Please note that this is the fantasy basketball section of ElevationMag.com’s Daily Top Picks.  Check it out and see your daily rumors, quotes, headlines, and facts!  But read the fantasy section HERE!
The Fig Cap: “Yeah, I just can’t get enough of this attention.”

Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes On The Daily: January 16, 2007


Nick CollisonDropping Dimes On The Daily is all about me looking at the previous night’s performances and mentioning those that did pretty goodly and those that did pretty badly.  Goodly is a word, right?  Anyway, this will be a quick look around the league, so don’t expect a ton of text, just some daily fantasy basketball goodness!!!  Please note that this is the fantasy basketball section of ElevationMag.com’s Daily Top Picks.  Check it out and see your daily rumors, quotes, headlines, and facts!  But read the fantasy section HERE!
The Fig Cap: “Wow.  It’s like I’m in college again!”

Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes On The Daily: January 10, 2007


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