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The Fig Cap: LeBron might have gone first in this draft, won the Rookie of the Year award, named to numerous All-Star teams, All-NBA teams, and achieved a commercial appeal I can only hope to reach, but DOES HE HAVE ONE OF THESE?!?!  Yeah… didn’t think so.

Okay, I’m not saying that Melo is this great fantasy basketball stud that should be considered for the first round, afterall it’s not like he’s LeBron or anything (the comparisons will NEVER end), but Melo might be better than you think.  And I start off with this preface because considering that Melo has this stigma of only being a scorer in the fantasy scheme of things (no, not that type of “scoring” you pervs), he actually brings a little more than just huge point production to a fantasy basketball team.  I suspect that Melo could fall into the third round in most drafts as the savvy fantasy basketball manager doesn’t really put a lot of credence in the points category, but the other “secondary” cats such as steals, free-throw percentage, etc.  So, how does Melo measure up?  Let’s take a jab at this and get down with the analysis… yes, the pun was fully intended.

Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes Mock Draft 2007: Round 2, Pick 10 - Carmelo Anthony


Denver Nugget Allen Iverson driving past Mike Bibby

If you told me last summer that Allen Iverson and Kevin Garnett would be traded in the next year; I would have asked you what funny tobacco were you smoking? If you also told me that I would be able to draft Allen Iverson in the second round of my fantasy basketball league to pair up with KG; I would asked you what silly juice are you drinking with your funny tobacco?  Fast forward today, Allen Iverson is a Denver Nugget and Kevin Garnett is a Boston Celtic (Check out the Dropping Dimes’ podcast of the KG trade.). In the Dropping Dimes mock draft, I was able to team up Allen Iverson with Kevin Garnett! Hey, do you have any stock tips?

Round 2 Pick 9: Allen Iverson, PG/SG, Denver Nuggets


Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes Mock Draft 2007: Round 2, Pick 9 - Allen Iverson

The GAP!

Well, it’s official… Kevin Garnett is on his way to Beantown, joining Paul Pierce and Ray Allen with the Boston Celtics forming quite a formidable trio.  Scott Sargent and Dennis Velasco talk about the fantasy values of the aforementioned GAP (Garnett, Allen, Pierce), as well as the former Celtics moving to the Minnesota Timberwolves.  It’s the first show, so forgive any lack of production value or any real knowledge of basketball (sarc).  Seriously, it’ll get better and when it does, you’ll look back at this first episode of the Dropping Dimes Podcast and think, “Wow, that first episode REALLY STUNK!” 

Yeah, nowhere else to go but up.

Kevin Garnett Going to Boston… Soon
The Fig Cap: “Wait, it’s not official… yet.”

The trade that sends Kevin Garnett from his beloved “Sota” to Beantown is all but done with the only thing delaying the seemingly inevitable move being a money issue.  And we all know how situations concerning money can easily be resolved, right?  Sarcasm aside, it would take a huge change of mind on Garnett’s end to kill the deal, but if The Big Ticket wants to punch his own ticket to the NBA Finals by going through the weaker Eastern Conference, this will get done.

But what will the fantasy basketball impact be?  Well, when dealing with the fact there will be three 20-point scorers on the same team, it will be tough to determine.  Specifically, will there be enough basketballs to go around?  Honestly, amongst Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce, there really isn’t a ball hog in the group.  Okay maybe The Truth, but Pierce never had a choice on most nights during the chaos that’s been the Celtics for the past several seasons.

Click to continue reading Kevin Garnett To The Boston Celtics: Breaking Down The GAP

Dirk Nowitzki MVP

Dirk Nowitzki followed a MVP season with a less than stellar performance in the playoffs. In this year’s playoffs, the Dallas Mavericks were facing elimination in Game 6 in Golden State, Dirk went 4-for-16 from the field and finished the game with a disappointing 14 points and 12 rebounds and no threes. The #1 seeded Mavs were eliminated by the 8th seed Golden State Warriors and Dirk Nowitzki was racked over the coals for his lack luster performance. The performance was almost as bad as his favorite German pop star, David Hasselhoff, drunk eating pizza off the kitchen floor. Fantasy ballers do not care too much what happens in the playoffs, it is the performance in the regular season that is important. 

Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes Mock Draft Blog 2007: Round 1, Pick 5

But you're not a fool, are you?For the second season in a row, I’ve landed the fourth pick in the DroppingDimes Mock Draft Blog.  For the second season in a row, I’ll be selecting none other than Kevin Garnett.  Last season, it was Dirk Nowitzki that was ahead of the Big Ticket, and this season it is Kobe Bryant

Granted, Kobe had a knee injury that kept a lot of drafters (present company included) away from him in the top five, but there’s little doubt that he should be taken within the top three this season.  And while the aforementioned Nowitzki is still available, I’ll take one of the most dominant big men in the fantasy realm over the past five seasons. 

Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes Mock Draft Blog 2007: Round 1, Pick 4

Sorry that there have not been many posts here on Dropping Dimes this week. Hopefully you are gearing up for head-to-head playoffs next week, or setting your team to cruise control in a roto league. Let’s catch up on last night’s action.

Sorry there’s no picture and Fig Cap…I’m late for work!

Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes on the Daily: March 21, 2007

Description Time to look ahead to the fantasy playoffs! Although there is definitely a luck factor in head-to-head play, these leagues are a lot of fun. This primer assumes your weekly match-up starts on the Monday of the week, and ends on the Sunday. In Yahoo! leagues, the h2h playoffs start during Week 22, March 26-April 1. These leagues also tend to extend championship week to include the few days at the end of the season. So below, you will see a “Week 24+” designation, which includes games to be played between April 9th and April 18th.

Use this primer to evaluate your current roster and each player’s fantasy playoff schedule. Manipulating the number of games played in each playoff week could be the edge you need to win your fantasy league. Is Lebron the guy to bring you the bling-bling? Check it out below to find out!

Click to continue reading Dime Day: Playoff Primer

Andrea BargnaniDropping Dimes On The Daily is all about the team 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: Il Mago has ill moves!

Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes on the Daily: March 1, 2007

Dwyane Wade injuried

Will the injuries ever stop this season?!? Fantasy ballers need a bottle of Pepto Bismol to stomach all the injuries this year. This year, fantasy championships could be a war of attrition – the healthiest team may have the best chance to take the championship in your league. This session of the Injury Lowdown will look into the slew of recent injuries.

Click to continue reading Injury Lowdown - Guards Needed!