It’s been just over three weeks since the NBA trade deadline and 10 days since the March 1 buyout deadline that saw numerous players joining playoff contenders. So which acquisitions are soaring and which are flailing? We’re going to look at 15 players who were recently acquired via trade or signing and sort them into three categories: Good, Bad and Obscure. The good players are making positive impacts on their teams, the bad players just haven’t been faring very well on their new
When the biggest names on the move at the NBA trading deadline are Brandon Jennings, Jeff Green and Markieff Morris, it is a bit of a letdown. There is legitimate reasoning behind last week’s relatively quiet activity. This summer marks uncharted territory for NBA teams and their general managers, none of whom want to be the guy who shoots before aiming. The salary cap is going to jump from $70 million to more than $90 million this summer. That is an unprecedented
A ten-game NBA Sunday tips off at 3:30 Eastern with the Thunder hosting Cleveland on national TV. Russell Westbrook $11000 vs. Kyrie Irving $7900 and Kevin Durant $10000 against LeBron James $9700 are fantastic matchups in real life and daily fantasy. [Read more…]
We waited all season for this? Are you kidding me? A day of dumpster diving? Ugh. Well, let’s break it all down: LeBron James lost a friend, and that friend, Anderson Varejao, was immediately waived and may just come back to haunt his former team if he signs with an Eastern Conference contender after spending 12 seasons in Cleveland. In related news since we are talking about LeBron’s recent past, Miami Heat owner Mickey Arison saved millions and millions of luxury tax dollars.
With the NBA trade deadline fast approaching, teams have been busy trying to find a way to shake things up to better their rosters for the remainder of this season and beyond. Looking to make a move in the standings in the East, the Detroit Pistons traded Brandon Jennings and Ersan Ilyasova on Tuesday to acquire Tobias Harris from the Orlando Magic, as first reported by our own Michael Scotto. The Pistons were unable to find sufficient playing time for Jennings off the
We have our first trade deadline deal — almost exactly 48 hours before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. Just months after signing a max contract extension with the Orlando Magic, Tobias Harris is being dealt to the Detroit Pistons for point guard Brandon Jennings and stretch forward Ersan Ilyasova. The news was broken by our own Michael Scotto — not a bad scoop for that young man. Just my opinion, but the deal is a coup for Pistons coach/general manager Stan Van Gundy, who
In daily fantasy, everyone gets a chance to own the same players and an opportunity to profit. In traditional leagues, it would be foolish to drop an injured Cody Zeller (shoulder) for Spencer Hawes $3100, but the Hornets’ many injuries have created several DFS bargains. [Read more…]
For the first time in roughly two decades, the Eastern Conference is better than the Western Conference from top to bottom. Nine East teams are at .500 or better – nearly twice as many teams as last season, when sixth-seeded Milwaukee finished 41-41. And the East actually has a winning record against the West this season at 100-98 What changed so quickly from last season, when articles were written about how there was the greatest disparity in conference strength in recent memory? “I