Fantasy Spin: September 10, 2012

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Welcome to the first full season of the Fantasy Spin. From now until the NBA tips off, we’ll help you prepare to draft. All year long, we’ll keep track of injuries, role changes, suspensions and more. Every morning, we’ll recap who’s hot, who’s not and who looks best on the waiver wire.  Follow us on Twitter @SheridanFantasy for updates. Joining me on the beat are two terrific writers who excel at all fantasy sports, not just hoops. Over the years, we

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SH Blog: Don Nelson to join Hall of Fame, wishes he could have coached Rubio and Love

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As we slowly prepare ourselves for an exciting upcoming season, it’s good to have an idea of who is still left on the market and what teams can go after them. Who still has enough cap room or trade exceptions to land a player of relevance? Moke Hamilton has all the details on the subject. On to today’s news, soon-to-be Hall of Famer Don Nelson had plenty to say about a wide range of topics, including his former player Monta Ellis.

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SH Blog: Serge Ibaka’s contract could be worth over $51 million, Stephen Curry thinks Warriors should sign him now

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The Oklahoma City Thunder recently locked Serge Ibaka into a lucrative long-term contract and may or may not look to do the same with James Harden in the near future. Also, Stephen Curry believes the smart thing for the Warriors to do is to lock him up for a “reasonable amount” while they still can. See how the contract situations are playing out for some of the remaining key players that still have yet to sign a new deal, along

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Chris Paul undergoes thumb surgery, out 8 weeks

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Chris Paul underwent surgery this morning to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb, the Los Angeles Clippers announced today, saying the injury occurred last month during Team USA training camp in Las Vegas, Nevada. The surgery was performed by Dr. Steven Shin, a hand specialist at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Paul is expected to be sidelined for approximately eight weeks, at which time he is projected to resume all basketball activities including full contact. Paul helped lead Team USA to the gold

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Heisler: L.A. Story: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

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Having trumped up, er, written more intracity rivalry stories than I care to remember, there are three things I know. 1. They’re really no big deal. So what if the Clippers don’t like the Lakers, who don’t deign to notice the Clippers? The Clips don’t dislike the Lakes any more than the Suns or Warriors do, to say nothing of the Celtics. This isn’t high school. It’s not even USC-UCLA. This is the NBA, where only the Clips would remember if they swept the Lakers,

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Future free agency: Who is the next Dwight Howard?

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Are you happy that the interminable saga surrounding Dwight Howard’s next destination is mercifully over? Yeah, us too. Most NBA observers – and we’re talking about everyone from Commissioner David Stern to billionaire owners to sleep-deprived GMs to fellow superstars to media members to fans to forum flamers – are mentally moving on from Howard now that he finally has been traded from the Orlando Magic to the Los Angeles Lakers. Yes, there is a faction of folks who feel there may be

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Who has been the MVP for Team USA?

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This post went up about an hour before tipoff of the gold medal game, and the entire world was already certain that the United States would defeat Spain for the gold medal in London. In the fourth quarter, that didn’t look like such a sure thing, but all that mattered at the end was USA 107; Spain 100. The betting line on the game went from 19 1/2 to 21 1/2, and Spain went from a 20-1 underdog to 25-1. Those were

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SH Blog: NBA players react to Dwight Howard trade

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As everyone should know by now, the ever-dragging Dwight Howard saga finally came to a shocking conclusion on Friday afternoon. Howard was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers to help form an absolute super team, and we have the reaction of plenty around the league, including Kobe Bryant, Deron Williams and even Howard himself. To find the reactions and opinions of NBA writers, you can click here. Also, see Shaquille O’Neal’s Tweet of the Day and Jalen Rose’s Tweet of the

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