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Rudy Gay and Mike DunleavyDropping 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: I don’t care if Duke is out of the top 25, I’m still going to REPRESENT…by fouling UConn.

Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes on the Daily: February 22, 2007


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Chris Kaman is UGLY and so is his gameDropping 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: U-G-L-Y, my game is bad, no alibi, it’s UGLY!

Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes on the Daily: February 8, 2007


Stephon Marbury and Doug ChristieDropping 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!
Fig Cap: I am going to tell Jackie!

Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes on the Daily: February 7, 2007


Yao Ming can't play, but he can modelI am back like Jack Bauer! Unlike Jack’s dramatic return from a Chinese prison, I was freed (booted?) from my parent’s basement. Now semi-acclimated to life on my own (thank god for the microwave!), I am ready to make a contribution to Dropping Dimes. Thanks to Dennis, Sarge, and Alvin for holding down the DD fort.

What the heck did I miss? What is up with all the injuries to key fantasy players?! In all my years in fantasy basketball, I don’t remember a season where so many players have been knocked out with injuries like a Mirko Cro Cop high kick (He is going to wreck havoc in the UFC!). In one of my leagues, a GM lost his top four picks to injuries (Chris Paul, Yao Ming, Josh Smith and Rashard Lewis). The poor GM had his playoff hopes dashed in the month of December. Them’s the breaks. In this edition of the Injury Lowdown I will give a quick rundown of key injuries and some players to keep an eye on.

Click to continue reading Injury Lowdown - What the Heck Did I Miss?!?!


T-Mac chillin' before thrillin'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 December 28th – January 3rd.

POINTS

BULLISH

Tracy McGrady, SG/SF, Houston Rockets
Last Week’s Numbers of Note: 3 G; 33.3 PPG; 56.5 FG%; 55.6 FT%

In the past week, McGrady has been playing like the T-Mac of old and not like an old T-Mac.  In each of his three games, McGrady has scored 31, 38, and 31 points, respectively.  And it hasn’t even been a fluke sort of deal where he just jacked up forty or more shots to get his points.  Look at the field goal percentage above too.  Taking 23 shot attempts per game on average is a lot, but again, look at that percentage from the floor!  No wonder McGrady’s been scoring so much and it speaks well for his health as well, being able to hit that many baskets at a high rate.  I won’t declare him “back” because of the lingering prospect of back spasms that sidelined T-Mac earlier this season, so throw out some feeler deals for more durable players.  Otherwise, hold T-Mac and hope he stays healthy.

Click to continue reading Stat’s All Folks: T-Mac Is Back!


Chris Paul is pretty goodThe holidays are creeping near.  Those of you that own any Warriors, Grizzlies, Nets, Hornets, Knicks, Raptors or Jazz got an early present this year as they each have four games to fill your box scores.  So, warm up the yule log and spike the egg nog…Here are the rankings for week eight.  First, let’s see how many games each team plays for the week.

Atlanta Hawks - 3; Boston Celtics - 2; Charlotte Bobcats - 3; Chicago Bulls - 3; Cleveland Cavaliers - 3; Dallas Mavericks - 3; Denver Nuggets - 3; Detroit Pistons - 2; Golden State Warriors - 4; Houston Rockets - 3; Indiana Pacers - 3; Los Angeles Clippers - 3; Los Angeles Lakers - 3; Memphis Grizzlies - 4; Miami Heat - 3; Milwaukee Bucks - 3; Minnesota Timberwolves - 3; New Jersey Nets - 4; New Orleans Hornets - 4; New York Knicks - 4; Orlando Magic - 3; Philadelphia 76ers - 3; Phoenix Suns - 3; Portland Trail Blazers - 2; Sacramento Kings - 3; San Antonio Spurs - 3; Seattle Supersonics - 3; Toronto Raptors - 4; Utah Jazz - 4; Washington Wizards - 3

(Note: Rankings were compilied prior to Saturday night’s Knicks/Nuggets brawl.  These will not account for pending suspensions)

Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes Staff Week Eight Position Rankings


Allen IversonStat’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.

Statistics are through November 23nd – 29th.

POINTS

BULLISH

Allen Iverson, PG, Philadelphia 76ers
Last Week’s Numbers of Note: 3 G; 40.7 PPG; 44.2 FG%; 90.2 FT%

How does Iverson come back from sitting out two games because of injury?  Here’s the “answer” – AI drops 46 points on the Chicago Bulls in a 123-108 Sixers win his first game back.  The next night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Iverson scores 31 points, which made many wonder if he was still suffering from injury because he only scored 31 points (sarcasm fully intended).  However, AI dispelled any worries about his scoring deficiencies by hanging 45 points on the Miami Heat the following game.  Iverson is just plain getting sick with it!

 

Click to continue reading Stat’s All Folks: “Manute Bol Is One Tall Guy”


Emeka OkaforWelcome to DroppingDimes.com‘s weekly position rankings list!  Each week, the five writers - Al, Ron, Sarge, Zack, and myself will look at our lists of positions, take into account the number of games played, any injury issues that a player may be having, and the hotness/coldness of a player at that time to rank ‘em all up! 

We’ll rank EACH position into a Top 15 list and in parentheses have that player’s average position ranking amongst the five of us.  First up… number of games for each team then the week’s rankings afterwards.

Atlanta Hawks - 4; Boston Celtics - 2; Charlotte Bobcats - 4; Chicago Bulls - 3; Cleveland Cavaliers - 3; Dallas Mavericks - 3; Denver Nuggets - 3; Detroit Pistons - 3; Golden State Warriors - 3; Houston Rockets - 3; Indiana Pacers - 4; Los Angeles Clippers - 4; Los Angeles Lakers - 3; Memphis Grizzlies - 3; Miami Heat - 3; Milwaukee Bucks - 3; Minnesota Timberwolves - 4; New Jersey Nets - 3; New Orleans Hornets - 2; New York Knicks - 4; Orlando Magic - 4; Philadelphia 76ers - 3; Phoenix Suns - 2; Portland Trail Blazers - 3; Sacramento Kings - 3; San Antonio Spurs - 3; Seattle Supersonics - 3; Toronto Raptors - 4; Utah Jazz - 4; Washington Wizards - 3

Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes Staff Week Five Position Rankings


chris boshWelcome to DroppingDimes.com‘s weekly position rankings list!  Each week, the five writers - Al, Ron, Sarge, Zack, and myself will look at our lists of positions, take into account the number of games played, any injury issues that a player may be having, and the hotness/coldness of a player at that time to rank ‘em all up! 

We’ll rank EACH position into a Top 15 list and in parentheses have that player’s average position ranking amongst the five of us.  First up… number of games for each team then the week’s rankings afterwards.

Atlanta Hawks - 3; Boston Celtics - 3; Charlotte Bobcats - 4; Chicago Bulls - 3; Cleveland Cavaliers - 4; Dallas Mavericks - 4; Denver Nuggets - 4; Detroit Pistons - 4; Golden State Warriors - 4; Houston Rockets - 3; Indiana Pacers - 4; Los Angeles Clippers - 4; Los Angeles Lakers - 3; Memphis Grizzlies - 4; Miami Heat - 4; Milwaukee Bucks - 3; Minnesota Timberwolves - 3; New Jersey Nets - 4; New Orleans Hornets - 4; New York Knicks - 4; Orlando Magic - 4; Philadelphia 76ers - 4; Phoenix Suns - 4; Portland Trail Blazers - 4; Sacramento Kings - 3; San Antonio Spurs - 4; Seattle Supersonics - 4; Toronto Raptors - 4; Utah Jazz - 4; Washington Wizards - 4

Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes Staff Week Four Position Rankings


Shawn Marion I went to dinner with two friends a couple of weeks ago. As usual, the conversation gravitated towards the entertainment industry. One of them said he gave The Departed a thumbs down because it was “too predictable” and then proceeded to say he was shocked at the ending. He then laughed every time as we recalled some of the funny lines in the movie. The other friend was asked what his “single of the year” was, a question that stumped the rest of us. He noted that he really liked the new Keane album so he would probably choose a song on there, and then remarked that he hated the single they actually released when I began to sing it. Maybe he just didn’t like my singing.

In the world of e-revenge, people can pan everything from a movie to a restaurant to a doctor faster than ever before. The natural response is to focus on the negative. Since Ron has the injury news on lock-down, Zack is keeping track of the rooks, Scott is combing through the waiver wire for all our benefit, and Dennis is busy conquering the fantasy sports world, today Dime Day looks at Yahoo’s top ranked players pre-season and looks at their production thus far using the critical eye. Does the Matrix get the love in the end?

Click to continue reading Dime Day: The Glass is Half-Empty


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