One and Done, A Data-Driven Analysis, Part Two: The Results

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I get pretty tired of all of the complaining about One and Done. It’s time to do something about it. The current rule is a prime example of what happens when two sides are negotiating several major issues simultaneously and a point that deserves a fully thought-out plan becomes something to compromise over. A rule gets made that doesn’t address the actual issues very well, causing distress on all sides. So what’s the plan? How does one actually come up with a

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Fantasy Spin: Big Money Up For Grabs On Big Wednesday

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It was a triumph of Grizzlies basketball. Marc Gasol $8700 was brilliant and they held the Warriors — who had won 16 in a row — to 41% shooting. Mike Conley $7900 and Zach Randolph $7400 did what they do, but it was the bench, led by Vince Carter $3000 with 16 points, that helped seal the deal with a tremendous second quarter. [Read more…]

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One and Done: A Data Driven Analysis, Part One: The Landscape

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“A good compromise is one where both sides are unhappy.” If you believe that quote, then you must be a fan of the current NBA early entry policy, one of the best compromises in sports history. The policy, informally known as “One and Done,” was reached as a “split the baby” compromise between the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association in 2005. As the flow of high school players entering the NBA grew, the league pushed hard for an age limit

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Photo of the Day: Warren Buffett Wearing Old LeBron James Jersey at Cavs Game

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Warren Buffett is a fan of LeBron James. But who isn’t? Buffett was in attendance at the Cleveland Cavaliers game on Monday when they hosted the Charlotte Hornets. Sitting on the baseline next to the Cavs bench next to owner Dan Gilbert, Buffett is considered to be a unique but close friend of James. The two have had a personal relationship for awhile now, in which LeBron seeks his advice in business. [Read more…]

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Sprung: Kyle Lowry is the Early Eastern Conference MVP

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The Eastern Conference’s leader in Win Shares signed a highly publicized free agent contract this past offseason with the East’s best team. That player is not LeBron James but Kyle Lowry, the undisputed leader of the Toronto Raptors. And it is Toronto – not Cleveland – which has the East’s best record at 18-6. Lowry and the Raptors are 5-3 without All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan, who injured his groin the day after Thanksgiving in a loss to Dallas. SheridanHoops went one-on-one with Raptors

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Fantasy Spin: LeBron Hurt, Harden Superb

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There’s MVP, and there’s fantasy MVP. James Harden made a strong statement for both last night. LeBron James $11300 (knee) didn’t play in a loss to the Thunder and is questionable tonight in New Orleans. Anthony Davis $11200 had three sub-par games — for him — before jamming his toe on Wednesday near the end of a big win over Dallas. [Read more…]

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5 Best Players To See For Less Than $20 This Weekend (12/12-12/14)

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To borrow a line from the Christmas carol “Let It Snow”, the weather outside is indeed frightful. Winter is here, and to escape the elements, you need to find things to do that will preferably keep you out of the cold. I’ve found a way to do just that. When you check CHARGED.fm, you can find great deals on tickets for all kinds of events. And with the NBA season in full swing, now is a great time to see some of the

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