Fantasy buzzkill...Brand ruptured his Achilles' tendon. Even with the best recovery possible, he is no longer worth a first round pick. He's slated to have surgery, but even with the season three months away, it is very likely he will miss the start of the season.
Like Pau Gasol last year, it will be a challenge to know when to draft Brand.
Oh, SNAP!!! That bomb going off in fantasy hoop circles is reaction to the news that KG is coming to the East.
Looks like Boston is giving up Al Jefferson, Gerald Green, Sebastian Telfair and Theo Ratliff's contract, as well as swapping draft picks.
No word on whether or not KG has a contract extension in place.
So that means KG and Bosh will be mixing it up plenty for real next season. This Raptor season-ticket holder is looking forward to it!
Nice work, Ron.
Although I can't say that I fully agree. It's not that the sexy valecdictorian is 2 hours late, it's that she might have a wooden leg...and maybe a penis.
Banking on a night to remember with so many unknown variables is just asking for trouble. I'm a Wade fan, and I hope he is back to full strength by November.
Yao: Are you okay?
Pau: Leave me alone!
Yao: Look, I didn't mean it!
Pau: All I wanted was a hug.
Yao: Here, let me hug you now.
Pau: No! You slapped me in the face!
Yao: I said I was sorry! Let me make it up to you.
Pau: This is gonna cost you big time.
Yao: Umm...can I write a check?
I have someone different that comes to mind when you say "purple clad crybaby." That guy doesn't always produce though.
Nice summary of his stats. Both his FG% and FT% have risen in the last few years and that's a no-brainer good trend. And considering all the shots he takes, it's pretty impressive too.
The durability is debatable but he came back strong from off-season surgery last year.
He was definitely better than 'Bron last year. 'Bron still has a big ceiling he can rise too. Either way, can't really go wrong.
Guess I shouldn't have bolded Iverson's name. Oh well, live and learn.
Arenas already defeated Iverson, guys! Been there, done that! Kinda cool you guys just moved your chips over to Iggy. That's kind of an upset, isn't it?
Isn't anyone gonna give some love to Agent Zero???
Hey bro, I'm with you, I am. But that 28-6-6 is down from the 30+, 8 and 7 people were expecting him to ascend to. That's what the best have to deal with, people always expect more. That doesn't make it right, but I do think that's the way it is. Add in the fact that he was quoted as saying his goal in life was to become a "global brand" and "the most famous person in the world" as opposed to the greatest baller ever, and there are gonna be some old crony haters that vote against him.
50 wins is a successful season any way you slice it, but the perception (and reality) is that five teams in the West had a better record, and that since the Cavs didn't garner a top 2 seed until the last day of the season, Bron manages to fly under the radar, so to speak. I know, I know, before you go all "Man on Fire," I agree with you!
Magic Johnson had to wait 7 years and after Larry Bird won 3 MVPs before winning his first MVP. I'm sure when all is said and done, 'Bron will be a multiple winner, whether the voting is credible or not.
As a non-homer, I think that "Bron had more of an MVP season last year compared to this year, and I would have had Nash higher on my list this year.
Don't feel so sorry for the guy, Sarge. He is building a bowling alley AND a barber shop as part of his palatial estate, and will have a big statue of his head in his garden. The kid's doing aight for himself.
NBA.com has Amare listed at 351 points and 36 first place votes. Lebron had 64 first place votes and 494 points.
Lebron was way behind Dirk (634 pts, 125 1st place) and TD (573, 94 1st place) at the forward positions.
Don't know how they slot players into the positions for this, but someone at the head office should have slotted TD at center, thus allowing 'Bron to be a first team forward. Don't think too many people would quibble at Amare being 2nd team center this year.
Gotta agree with Nels though. Perception is 'Bron had a "down" year. I'd be surprised if he finishes in the top 4 for the MVP voting. It's been leaked that Dirk is MVP but the results are not out yet.
The voters need to pay more attention too. Yao and Wade are great, but they missed all that time this year and still garner 1st place votes?
One of the things that was brought up in our internal year-end review was that we could have covered our league more. It was great for draft results and team breakdowns. The issue was because we have other features and because there are only four of us who writewhen we can, a regular weekly update was not realistic.
I didn't look too hard on whether I could set up a link to a private Yahoo league. But once next season rolls around, we'll see how we can blog it better. Maybe D can writea first person account cuz he'll be defending the title!