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Thank You, Henry Abbott

If you’re a fan of this web site, you’re likely a stat geek like the rest of us.  While the fantasy season is over for the majority of us, we owe a debt of gratitude to Henry Abbott over at TrueHoop (recently acquired by ESPN) who has put together six of the biggest Stat Heads out there (seven, if you count his mother).

David Berry (U Cal), John Hollinger (ESPN),Jeff Ma (ProTrade), and Justin Kubatko (Basketball-Reference) are only a few of them.

Click here for all of the information, including bios of all the players involved.

I know I’ll be heading there for each round as these guys are amazing.  Plus, they all pick the Cavaliers in either four or five games!  What!?  I’m biased, so what!

Enjoy, fellas…


Manu GinobiliRound 5, Pick 10: Manu Ginobili, SG, San Antonio Spurs

Fantasy offseasons are all about pegging breakout players from year-to-year.  After a stellar campaign two seasons ago, Manu Ginobili was seen going in the second and early third rounds last season.  This level of draft position left many owners disappointed after there was an unexpected drop in Ginobili’s minutes, to less than 30 a game (27.9).  This decrease in minutes attributed to a decrease across the board in nearly all fantasy categories… for the regular season.

Now, as we look at how Ginobili was used in the postseason, we saw an increase to 35 minutes a game against the Mavericks, including a foul-plagued 27 minute contest.  And how did he respond when given the floor time?

Click to continue reading Dropping Dimes Draft Blog: Round 5, Pick 10