With the season only about a month away, many of you will be interested in gearing up for one of the most popular sports games around: fantasy basketball. Our writer Kent Williams (@sheridanfantasy) has been all over the do’s and don’ts for your upcoming drafts, and as a long-time fantasy player myself, I can tell you that he is pretty much on the money with the analysis. If you missed it, be sure to check out the fantasy spin from today:
Last week’s edition of The Bernucca List had been posted for less than an hour before reader Randy – who isn’t necessarily a randy reader – provided the correct answer. Randy’s response was “Players who wear 0 and whose teams made the playoffs this year.” Nice job. This week, we have a list of coaches rather than players. However, our postseason theme continues. If you think you know the common threads among these men, send me a Tweet or post
NEWS Rick Adelman says he did not have a problem with J.J. Barea’s comments that some Minnesota Timberwolves didn’t care enough after a recent loss. Thunder sixth-man James Harden was only able to watch most of his team’s shoot-around this morning. He spent most of his time being evaluated by the Thunder medical staff following Sunday’s concussion suffered at the elbow of Metta World Peace. NOTES The National Basketball Players Association, whose business practices are being questioned by President Derek Fisher, paid almost $4.8
First off, we are doing away with the Roman numerals, which only are used in copyright dates and Super Bowls. They can have ’em. Now back to business. Last week’s Bernucca List was first correctly answered by reader Matthew, who said the list was players who were parts of trades involving Shaquille O’Neal. He narrowly edged Sam Millner, preventing him from winning a second straight week. This week’s list is below. Whether you are a reader or a tweeter, send an answer.
When DeMarcus Cousins looks across the court Tuesday night, he will not see Kevin Love. That’s because Cousins has finally found a fellow player who controls his emotions worse than he does. Love is sidelined by a suspension, which means Cousins could have a big game when the Sacramento Kings visit the Minnesota Timberwolves in Tuesday’s best NBA game. Both Love and Cousins showed their frustration in recent games. However, it was Cousins who kept his emotions in check, while Love lost
Monday’s 10-game slate includes the NBA’s only unbeatens facing tests as Miami hosts Atlanta and Oklahoma City travels to Dallas. Elsewhere, the New York Knicks return home to face Toronto and the Orlando Magic take their four-game winning streak to Detroit. But the most intriguing game undoubtedly is at the Target Center, where the Minnesota Timberwolves host the San Antonio Spurs and perhaps giving Ricky Rubio his long-awaited duel vs. Tony Parker. I will be the first to admit that I have