What would James Harden do for an encore? How about a career-high 45 points? On deadly shooting (14-19 from the floor and 15-17 from the line, the newest Rocket led his team to a road win over Atlanta. Jeremy Lin provided excellent support with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists, and while Omer Asik was scoreless on seven shots, he grabbed 19 boards. Patrick Patterson (9 PTS, 7 REB) made his first start at PF, with backup Marcus Morris
When the 76ers acquired Andrew Bynum from the Los Angeles Lakers, the team and its fans showed unreal support for the center and treated him like a rock star as they expected big things – in a franchise altering way. What they probably did not expect or anticipate, however, was the possible acquisition of damaged goods. This is not to say that Bynum is significantly injured, but he has already missed the entire preseason due to pain in his knee and
NBA news changes every day, but the Spin format is consistent. If one item has a huge fantasy impact, it leads. Then we look at the previous night’s games for anything (positive or negative) that might help you prepare for a draft or manage your team. Next is a preview of tonight’s NBA games, in a speculative mode, pointing out what to watch for. That segment becomes even more important when the games count; it will include a few tips. Finally, we mention
Glen Davis: “The thing we’re going to miss most about Dwight is his farting ability.” — Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) October 2, 2012 OK, this is a cheap laugh. But it also isn’t. Infamous “Pull my finger” Sports Illustrated cover You see, Dwight’s affinity for flatulence is well-chronicled, and there is a reason why he is holding out his finger in this Sports Illustrated cover photo. It is an inside joke I’m sure almost all of you know well. So we’ll close
Southeast Division Fantasy Preview Part II In Part 1, we covered the Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks. In Part II, we look at the Orlando Magic, Washington Wizards and Charlotte Bobcats. Orlando Magic “Incompetence is the world’s greatest cloak for corruption.” I heard this quote on a local radio talk show discussing the referee situation in the NFL. I wish I knew the guest so I could properly credit him. It stuck with me as a perfect explanation for what may be going
Sunday is a good time to catch up on items of interest in the world of fantasy hoops. As a nod to Mike D’Antoni, one of fantasy’s greatest coaches, we’re calling this Seven Topics or Less. There’s even homework. Be sure to study yesterday’s excellent advice on strategy by Jeff Nichols. Over the next few weeks, readers will learn exactly how to take advantage of loopholes in common formats, categories and rules. There will be a test — in your draft
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It’s Labor Day weekend, and that means that NBA training camps are just a few short weeks away. While you wait for them to kick off, we’ve still got you covered with all the latest news from the basketball world. Check out Sunday’s Tweet of the Day from Mike Fratello, which deals with actual basketball being played in remote outposts, and definitely give a look to A.J. Mitnick’s extensive update on the qualifying for Eurobasket ’13. If you haven’t already, you