Fantasy Spin: Saturday, January 11, 2014

currylillard

The Pistons rallied from a poor start to beat the Sixers. Dirk Nowitzki/DAL rebounded from on off game to lead Dallas to a comfortable road win over the Pelicans. The Heat stayed in town after losing to the Knicks and suffered another defeat, this time in double overtime to the Nets. The new look Bulls and Cavaliers scored wins on the road. The Celtics gave the Warriors all they could handle before losing by two. The Magic’s interior weakness was

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Fantasy Spin: Friday, January 10, 2014

GoranDragicSH1

Last night was proof positive that the early season Knicks woes are behind them and they are ready to vault back into contention for the division lead. Dwayne Wade/MIA played but had an off night from the charity stripe and the Heat faded away in the second half. In the back end of the doubleheader, the Nuggets’ depth overcame a sputtering Oklahama City squad and rolled to a relatively easy home win. Most of the NBA returns to action on

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Fantasy Spin: Thursday, January 9, 2014

Carmelo Anthony

The Pistons continue to scuffle, falling to a solid Raptors squad last night. Watching the game, you saw the frustration building up for Josh Smith/DET, as he and Brandon Jennings/DET had to take on increased responsibility when the Pistons’ interior game collapsed in the second half. James Harden/HOU led the Rockets to a comfortable win over the Lakers, while the Spurs beat the Mavs despite carrying the fatigue disadvantage. In the late games, the Celtics stayed close but lost to

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Fantasy Spin: Wednesday, January 8, 2014

AldridgeLillardSH1

A one man show for Oklahoma City wasn’t enough to overcome great play by Gordon Hayward/UTA and solid team support as the Utah Jazz held off the Thunder. The Pistons came close to coming all the way back against the Knicks. The Pelicans led at half but were completely dismantled by the Heat in the second half. The Cavaliers were without their new star Luol Deng/CLE but dominated the Sixers from the start. The undermanned Bulls got solid games from

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Fantasy Spin: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

TajGibsonSH1

  The Philadelphia 76ers fell back to earth upon their return home. The Timberwolves blasted the Sixers on the strength of solid games from Kevin Love/MIN and Nikola Pekovic/MIN. In the nightcap, Darren Collison/LAC provided further evidence that he deserves to be a solid point guard as he and DeAndre Jordan/LAC led the Clippers to an easy win over the Orlando Magic. Most of the Magic starters had poor games, in particular Nikola Vucevic/ORL, who had to leave with an injury

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Fantasy Spin: Monday, January 6, 2014

EvanTurnerSH2

Aided by the absence of Kyrie Irving/CLE, the Pacers narrowly beat the Cavaliers . The Heat held off the Raptors at home to end Toronto’s winning streak. In the nightcap, Pau Gasol/LAL and Kendall Marshall/LAL posted excellent stat lines, but the Lakers’ defense was non-existent and the Nuggets blasted them 137-115. The Thunder didn’t need Kevin Durant/OKC for much of the fourth quarter as they handled the visiting Celtics easily. Overall, the road teams won five out of the seven

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Fantasy Spin: Sunday, January 5, 2014

KevinDurantSH1

I have been captivated by the roller coaster season of the Philadelphia 76ers. As most of you recall, the Sixers were tabbed by some the worst NBA team in decades entering the season and some expected a single digit win tally by season’s end. So it was a shock when they handed the Heat a loss on the strength of a remarkable debut from an intriguing rookie, Michael Carter-Williams/PHI. They continued their solid play until getting hammered by the Warriors

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Tweet of the Day: Marshall Madness Hits LA

Kendall Marshall

With a string of injuries at the point guard position, the Los Angeles Lakers have dipped into the NBA D-League to look for potential talent, and they may have found a gem. With injuries to Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Steve Blake, Xavier Henry and most recently Jordan Farmar, the Lakers were desperate for help in the backcourt, that’s where Kendall Marshall comes in. The 22-year-old PG out of North Carolina was drafted 13th overall by the Phoenix Suns in 2012 but

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