Not so many years ago, I was in a few redraft fantasy leagues that banned Michael Jordan for being too dominant. First pick in the draft was such an advantage, it could decide the entire season and ruin the competitive balance. Now there are two players that good.
The last two games of the ‘first half’ are in the books. Actually, the ‘second half’ of the NBA season is more like the final third. Every team has played at least 50 games, some as many as 56. There are only five weeks left in many Head-to-Head fantasy leagues until the playoffs begin, and trade deadlines are looming in both real basketball and our imaginary version.
If you’re looking for a way to capture the quality of NBA All-Star Week, think Adam Sandler movies. They are meant to be entertaining. They are hectic, foolish and sometimes embarrassing. The critics hate them. And the fans love them. Take a look at the web site Rottentomatoes.com and find Adam Sandler movies, whether it’s as a writer, producer or star. By my count, 39 of them have been rated by critics. Of those 39, 34 of the reviews have been negative. Safe
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That was hardly the tight defensive game we expected. The Bulls had seven players score in double figures and still lost by ten. Taj Gibson (10 PTS, 11 REB, 5 BLK) made another start for Joakim Noah (plantar fasciitis) while Carlos Boozer (10 PTS, 5 REB) played just 23 minutes in his return from a sore hamstring.
As day turns into night, then into morning, this new daily feature presents five interesting items from the previous evening. The first Monday in February saw eight games on the docket around the league. The Pacers and Knicks extended win streaks, LeBron just missed perfection and the Wizards defeated another division leader. EXCELSIOR!!!!