SH Blog: Rose’s teammates supportive of his long-term health comments, Griffin charged with misdemeanor battery

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Derrick Rose said some interesting things about the reason behind the decision to sit out certain games over the first couple of weeks after tweaking both of his ankles in just the second game of the season. To make a long story short, the oft-injured point guard stated that he’s putting his long-term health into consideration because he doesn’t want to feel discomfort years later when he is done with the game of basketball. Naturally, that’s a bit of a controversial statement and

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FanDuel Diary: A Forgettable Friday

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Congratulations to “knicksfan18” who scored a remarkable 324 points — led by Russell Westbrook (50) and Antawn Jamison (48) — to qualify for the $150,000 DFBBC final and earn a trip to Las Vegas for that event in March. Things didn’t go as planned in my Friday leagues. Kobe Bryant was content to watch everyone else score for a change, Tyreke Evans was a late scratch and I sure picked the wrong guy between Gerald Wallace (29) and Arron Afflalo

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FanDuel Diary: $1,000 Winner-Take-All Tournament Tonight

On a busy night in the NBA, there are a wide variety of leagues and formats at FanDuel. One that deserves special consideration is for high-rollers, at least from my perspective. It costs $25 to enter, there will be only 46 teams, and the winner will get the entire $1,000 prize pool! Just clock the logo to join. There’s also another qualifying tournament this evening for the Daily Fantasy Basketball Championship. That one has a $10 entry fee, $5,000 cash in

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FanDuel Diary: Plenty Of Options On Busy NBA Night

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Congratulation to “dreamteamtheme,” whose team scored 309 points to win the $600 first prize in yesterday’s $3,000 tournament. My Raptors (Lowry and Valanciunas) failed to fire, so I finished well out of the money. I did cash for $13.50 in a $5 3-player league, so after two days in Week 5, the $100 bankroll is down just $16.50 but a family matter will take up most of my Wednesday, putting fantasy hoops in the background. There won’t be daily leagues on Thursday

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FanDuel Diary: Join Our $3,000 Tournament Tonight

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Want to win $600 cash tonight for a $5 investment? Me too. Just click the logo to enter our $3,000 tournament. Pick a 9-man roster without exceeding the $60,000 salary cap and whoever scores the most fantasy points wins. Only six categories matter — PTS = 1pt, REB = 1pt, AST = 1pt, BLK = 2pts, STL = 2pts, TO = -1pt — and while a good player on a hot night can earn 50+, averaging about 30 per man

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FanDuel Diary: Renewed Optimism in Week 5

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Last Monday, in the middle of a losing streak, I wondered if I was any good at daily fantasy basketball. One good night (like I enjoyed on Friday) makes a big difference in a sample size this small; a $100 profit in Week 4 made the season numbers look much better. Years of results suggest I’m an above-average player over a long Roto season and slightly stronger in Head-to-Head leagues, which are a series of mini-seasons. Daily leagues are different; no

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FanDuel Diary: Leagues Start Early Today

As Week 4 draws to a close, I’m sure to finish at least $100 ahead, doubling the original bankroll. Resisting the temptation to join a $109 Head-to-Head or 50/50 league, I’m going to stay at my usual $1 amd $2 levels in tournaments and venture into the $5 range in leagues with fewer teams. It’s a quirk of scheduling that for the second Sunday in a row, most of the NBA’s superstars have the day off. Also, there are matinees to consider,

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