DraftKings Advice: I Like Myles Turner; Win $5,000 Free

Myles Turner

On weekends, we often see unusual NBA start times. As a result, Saturday is like four daily fantasy “seasons,” not just one. At 5:00 EST, you can enter Early contests at DraftKings that span just two games, and/or All Day contests on the full seven-game slate. Our sample lineup and Short List offers advice for the largest pools at 7:00, covering the five evening games, and you can play Late (8:00) on the final three. [Read more…]

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Bernucca: Picking The All-Star Reserves

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This week, while NBA coaches pick the All-Star reserves, the NBA will pick the All-Star coaches. Neither task is as easy. David Blatt’s dismissal as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers has added a bizarre twist to next month’s All-Star Game in Toronto. The Cavs have the best record in the Eastern Conference, which means their staff was on track to coach the East All-Stars. But Blatt has been replaced by Tyronn Lue, who will coach just five games before the deadline of

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All-Star dilemma: The last Eastern Conference PG

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In choosing the All-Star reserves, the Eastern Conference is much less complicated than the West. But it appears that a backcourt position could be a point of contention. Kyle Lowry and Dwyane Wade are locked in as starters. Jimmy Butler and DeMar DeRozan have the strongest cases among non-starters.   [Read more…]

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Sheridan: Who Will Play For Team USA?

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We have two pieces of news to pick apart today: The announcement that USA Basketball has released a list of 30 finalists for the 2016 Olympic team, and the “non-commitment” from LeBron James regarding whether he will be part of the party. And yes, it will be a party. The games are in Brazil, after all. And LeBron, whose non-commitment is disingenuous at best, does not miss a good party. So let me tell you a little story about the Brazilians. [Read more…]

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