The first round of the FIBA Americas tournament was like a four-game warmup to eliminate the worst team in each group. Cuba simply wasn’t good enough, though 21-year-old Jasiel Rivero has talent. The surprise was a weak team from Brazil. It’s understandable that Leandro Barbosa, Nene Hilario, Anderson Varejao and Tiago Splitter preferred to rest, but younger NBA players like Bruno Caboclo and Lucas Nogueira might have helped. The second round gets under way at 1:00 Eastern on Sunday, with every team
Elsewhere on this site, veteran NBA experts are breaking down the real-life winners (and losers) of last night’s NBA draft. Here in the fantasy corner, it’s never too early to plan for next season. All rookies have a learning curve. Some need extra time — third-year players can be undervalued in Roto and Head-to-Head drafts. From our perspective, opportunity matters most. Minutes, touches, fit with the system and depth of the organization are all factors. While there won’t be any Daily Fantasy Sports action on pro
NBA Playoff Fantasy: Play for $100,000 in prizes This Saturday the NBA Playoffs begin. To celebrate DraftStreet.com is having a 2-Day first round Fantasy Contest with $100,000 in guaranteed prizes. Simply select a line-up of 3 Forwards, 3 Guards, 1 Utility and 1 Center from the games Saturday and Sunday night. You have a $100,000 salary cap to make your selections and your roster must be submitted by 12:30pm on Saturday. If your fantasy team scores the most points you win $20,000 and
With only two game days left before the NBA playoffs begin, literally anything can happen. Over the next two days, six playoff matchups will be determined. This is a crazy time to play fantasy basketball at DraftStreet. It’s unpredictable and a lot of fun because players will leave it all on the line to leave an impression over the summer. Tonight there are only two NBA games on the schedule. New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets JR Smith will probably take 30 shots,
If anyone had Minnesota Timberwolves forward Corey Brewer on their DraftStreet fantasy team, chances are they money last night. In 45 minutes of action Brewer recorded 51 points in the Timberwolves win over the Houston Rockets. Maybe Minnesota is fine with Brewer as its star going forward and can let Kevin Love go to Los Angeles right now. Kidding. But seriously, great game. I picked Landry Fields of the Toronto Raptors on my fantasy team, that didn’t go so well.
I didn’t fare well last night with my DraftStreet fantasy team. It’s been a rough go for me in the fantasy basketball world. None of my players did bad, but none did particularly great either. Andre Drummond ($15,850) did well for me. Not his best game but he was still a monster. He had 19 points and 17 rebounds, as a reward I’ve picked him again on another team of mine. Trey Burke was a bit disappointing, he only managed
I might be talking crazy, purely out of frustration, but Roy Hibbert is overrated. On my DraftStreet fantasy team he literally took away my points, that’s hard to do. He finished with zero points, zero rebounds, zero assists, one turnover and five missed shots. Not to mention his team got trampled by the Atlanta Hawks in the game on Sunday. There might be an explanation to his poor play, according to Page Q sports, Hibbert had a falling off with
DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings somehow only managed to score 69 points against a battered Golden State Warriors team Friday. Andrew Bogut, David Lee and Festus Ezeli were all out and the Kings didn’t bother to attack the rim. I had Cousins on my DraftStreet fantasy team, he had 19 points and 11 rebounds. Maybe Sacramento was just anxious for Rudy Gay, who is currently anticipation the birth of his first child. But no one on the Kings