It’s not the most predictable week in the NBA. Some teams are better prepared than others following the All-Star beak, and others are affected by trade rumors. Even after tomorrow’s deadline, fantasy teams will have key players unavailable if they are traded, as it often takes two or three days for everyone to pass physicals and report to their new teams.
Andrei Kirilenko and Nenad Krstic descended upon Moscow last October to steal the headlines and recede the hairlines, and CSKA made it all the way to the Euroleague finals. Afterwards, Krstic stayed put, but it’s Viktor Khryapa’s sensational year that’s rendered AK47′s presence in Minneapolis a non-factor in the Russian capital.
There’s plenty of NBA basketball on Martin Luther King Day, beginning at 1:00 EST. Several games are on national TV and League Pass will get a workout. Be sure to set your fantasy lineups early, as six of the nine games begin before 7:00 pm, the ‘normal’ start time on Monday evenings.