It’s that time of year, as a popular collegiate tournament takes over the hoops spotlight. Good luck with your brackets! The final month is always “silly season” in the NBA — players get shut down early on bad teams and rested frequently on good teams, just in time to affect the playoffs in traditional Head-to-Head fantasy leagues.
Dwight Howard is finally closing in on a return to the Houston Rockets after missing the last 22 games with swelling in his troublesome right knee. Howard, now 29 years old, participated in parts of Houston’s practice on Monday (video), and both star guard James Harden and head coach Kevin McHale said they were pleased with what they saw from the franchise’s star big man. Howard has been traveling with the team, working out and participating in two-on-two drills for some
Let’s get something out of the way here. Russell Westbrook is awesome. Westbrook is one of the game’s top five players, and I’ve felt that way for a couple of years. He may not be a better conventional point guard than Chris Paul or Tony Parker or Stephen Curry. But if any of those guys even dream about being a better player than Westbrook, they better wake up and get back to reality. I also love watching Westbrook play. I cannot recall
Hope you got some of the big money at DraftKings last night. The eight Saturday NBA games include several road favorites, and a couple of mismatches.
Daily fantasy sports is a challenging and enjoyable hobby — competing is fun, there’s satisfaction in breaking even, and of course winning is rewarding. Tonight it’s all about the money.
Ouch. Injuries continue to affect every team in the NBA and frustrate those of us who play in traditional and/or daily fantasy leagues. The Mavericks lost two starters (and what looked like a winnable game) early in the first quarter last night. Tyson Chandler (ankle) lasted about 40 seconds, Monta Ellis (hip) four minutes.
Atlanta moved into top spot in the East by beating the Jazz last night. Back-to-back against the well-rested Blazers is a much tougher test; there will be better spots to use Jeff Teague $7400 and Al Horford $7000 in DFS.
We got a few things right on Monday and one (Josh Smith) spectacularly wrong. Let’s take a quick look at Tuesday’s ten-game slate and highlight a few players to target.