Scotto: NBA Season’s First Quarter Observations

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We’re a quarter of the way through the regular season and the NBA landscape has shifted dramatically. Kobe Bryant is retiring after this season and wants to be remembered as a “talented overachiever” when it’s all said and done. Meanwhile, Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers (3-15) trail only the Philadelphia 76ers (1-19) for the league’s worst record. With every loss, the Lakers grow closer to keeping their top-three protected draft pick and potentially land top prospect Ben Simmons. On the flip side, the Golden

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Fantasy Spin: Paying Attention Pays Off In Daily Contests

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When news broke via Twitter around 6:30 on Wednesday that Markieff Morris (knee) would join Tyson Chandler (hamstring) on the sidelines, Jon Leuer became a DFS must-start and Mirza Teletovic nearly as good a play. I’d already touted Alex Len, who turned out to be least productive; his foul trouble helped the other two score 69.5 FPTS (DraftKings fantasy points.) [Read more…]

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Tweet of the Night: Dwyane Wade proud to see the success of Mario Chalmers in a Grizzlies uniform

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No matter what role he was given, Mario Chalmers never had doubt in his ability to be one of the better point guards in the league with the Miami Heat. Unfortunately, he never was handed the keys to display what he could do while playing with ball-dominant stars like Dwyane Wade and LeBron James. In fact, his role was largely limited to being a spot-up 3-point shooter and being a defender. With the Memphis Grizzlies, it appears Chalmers will have more of an opportunity to

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PODCAST: Whiteside’s days in Miami are numbered

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Quite the performance by Hassan Whiteside of the Heat in Tuesday night’s loss to the Hawks: 23 points on 11-for-12 shooting, 14 rebounds and four blocks in just 31 minutes. If Dwyane Wade had not come down with a migraine, the Heat might actually be 3-1 instead of 2-2. Folks in Miami are rightfully thrilled about the emergence last season and this season by Whiteside, but here is the bad news: Unless Miami plans to renounce its right to Dwyane Wade,

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Scotto: Sheridan Hoops Top 10 Shooting Guards

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The familiar days of Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade leading the shooting guard rankings are over. In fact, Bryant, Wade and Monta Ellis are the only players over 30 to crack our top 10 rankings at the position. James Harden, Klay Thompson and Jimmy Butler are the new – and younger – top dogs at the position. DeMar DeRozan, Bradley Beal and Khris Middleton are three rising young stars listed that could vault within the top five by next season. Shooting guard is thin

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