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2009-2010 NBA Atlantic Division Preview

Posted by Phil Partington Categories: Athletes, Editorial, NBA,

Kevin GarnettAtlantic Division Preview

The casual NBA fan may not recognize the new look of the league with so many players packing their bags and moving to different cities. It’s almost as if the basketball gods took the names of every NBA player, placed them in a box and shook the box wildly before reassigning those names to new rosters. Who would have thought Shaquille O’Neal and LeBron James would pair up; that Rasheed Wallace would don a Celtics uniform; that Hedo Turkoglu would leave the Eastern Conference defending champion Orlando Magic for the Toronto Raptors? Many big-named players have gravitated to veteran teams with better chances of winning an NBA title, which creates opportunities for many young, up-and-comers to have breakout seasons. While it’s too early to tell which teams will surprise and which will disappoint, it’s apparent that NBA fans are in for a roller coaster season, filled with intriguing stories and exciting twists.

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One Man Mock Draft, Fantasy NBA 2009: Round 2, Pick 11

Posted by Alvin Lai Categories: Fantasy, NBA,

Devin Harris

A great addition to Yahoo fantasy basketball has been the mock draft feature. At any time, you can join a mock draft with real live folks like yourself and prep for your real league together. Different size leagues and different types of leagues are available. In the chat section during a mock draft I participated in earlier this week, someone remarked that his or her first three picks last year were Elton Brand, Al Jefferson and Jose Calderon. Despite that injury-riddled trio, this person apparently still cruised to his league title. It is hard to tell how much kudos he/she deserves, as it seems quite probable that the league this person participated in was weak. A good fantasy GM dominating a bad league should find a better league.

On the other hand, fantasy hoopsters know there is absolutely nothing wrong with a good player suiting up for a bad team. A lot of fantasy goodness can be head with these types of situations, as this next player illustrates.

Round 2, Pick 11: Devin Harris, PG, New Jersey Nets

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Cavaliers and Spurs Draw First Blood

Posted by Milo Taibi Categories: Athletes, NBA, Playoffs,

Lebron James
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the San Antonio Spurs each won the first game in their series on Sunday. The New Jersey Nets and the Phoenix Suns each lost. Each Series is now 1-0.

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