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YOU’RE DUCKING RIGHT WE’RE GONNA DO NBA FANTASY

That’s right, we’re going to start a fantasy NBA league. Using the Yahoo fantasy sports platform, we’re looking to have at least a 10 team league. This will be a $50 fee league, with fees collected via paypal or check, and all fees will go towards the prize pool. Once we have a final count on the number of teams, we’ll publish the payout amounts. Draft is a live online format, currently scheduled for Monday night, October 15th. 6 PM (PST) so plan on doing the draft while watching the MNF game (its the 49ers at the Packers for what…

NBA POWER RANKINGS PRE 1.0

With the vast majority of the off season heavy lifting done, its time to take stock of how it looks as though the NBA power structure is put together. There is no change at the top overall as the Warriors have done nothing to come back to the pack. In the East though, the Raptors have added a very well rested Kawhi Leonard, while losing DeMar DeRozan, amongst others. The 76ers lost a lot of the veteran leadership they acquired last year, but have gained another year of experience. And in Boston the Celtics return Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward…

13 HOURS INTO FREE AGENCY

Aaaahhhh, the advantages of living on the west coast. When the clock struck midnight on the east coast, all hell broke loose in the NBA. While die hard fans back east struggled to stay up, looking to catch every Woj bomb, I was relaxing on my couch with my computer and dog. So far we’re looking at 5/9 on the free agent predictions. Granted the 5 that we hit on are lay ups, you’ve got to take the gim’mes when they present themselves. We didn’t see Ariza to the Suns at all. Barton re-upping with the Nuggets was always a…

FANTASTIC FREE AGENT FEEDING FRENZY FORECAST

The magic date now behind us saw overpaid role players like Garrett Temple and Enes Kanter  opt into their player option deals, while all stars like Lebron James, Paul George, and DeAndre Jordan have opted to test the free agent waters. The result allows us to now view the free agent buffet as it truly will be when the frenzy starts mere hours from now at midnight when the calendar turns to July. This summer will be the year of the haves and have nots. You’ll see a handful of players receive max contract money, guys like Lebron James, Kevin…

YOU’RE DUCKING RIGHT WE’RE MOCKING THIS DRAFT

WELCOME TO DRAFT DAY! Today is a fantastic day, I’m on a little stay-cation, its my wife’s birthday, I’ve got my iced Dunkins coffee, hitting up our favorite steak joint for dinner, and oh yeah, the NBA draft is tonight. My absolute favorite event. I love team building. My favorite part of my job as a college coach was recruiting and trying to figure out, project what our roster would look like. If I could have any job in the world, it’d be as an NBA General Manager I was trying to finalize this as close as I could to…

WITH THE 27TH PICK IN THE 2018 NBA DRAFT….

Spoiler alert, DeAndre Ayton will not be available at 27 when the Celtics are on the clock. By all reports we can safely eliminate 17 players from the Celtics big board; DeAndre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III, Jaren Jackson Jr., Mo Bamba, Wendell Carter, Robert Williams, Luka Doncic, Michael Porter Jr., Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Mikel Bridges, Kevin Knox, Miles Bridges, Lonnie Walker, Zhaire Smith, Jerome Robinson, Trae Young, and Collin Sexton. To that end, the in reviewing the remaining prospects we come to the same conclusions that many others have, that there isn’t a whole lot of difference in the player level…

LETS MAKE A DEAL

Welcome to the NBA’s version of a GSN marathon of Lets Make a Deal. The NBA Draft is now just hours away, and NBA GMs across the country are putting their cell phone provider’s unlimited minutes policy to the test. Just this morning the Charlotte Hornets and Brooklyn Nets made a deal that has me baffled, and rumors are swirling that this draft night and subsequent off season will be a whirlwind of moves and head scratchers. While with the Lakers Mitch Kuphcak inked Mozgov to this led weight anchor of a contract, and apparently now wants to hitch his…

TIME FOR THE SPURS TO SAY KAWBYE TO LEONARD

The viral news “breaking” today is that Kawhi Leonard is requesting a trade out of San Antonio, essentially citing irreconcilable differences. I give credit where credit is due by putting breaking in parentheses because Dan Lifshatz of Boston’s 98.5 The Sports Hub has been steadfastly reporting this imminent break up for months. The rumor de jour is that he will use all his power to navigate his way to a new three headed monster in Los Angles. It seems a forgone conclusion at this point that Lebron James, and Paul George will be rocking the purple and gold next year,…

Welcome to Hollywood?

The number one story line of the summer, by far, will be where Lebron James decides to lace up his Nikes come winter. Bookmakers are taking bets on where his highness will land, reporters are hypothesizing on what teams he may speak with, and fans across the country are dreaming of him in their team’s jersey like little kids dreaming of Santa Clause on Christmas eve. The news making the rounds yesterday was that James’ son Bronny James had signed on to transfer to Sierra Canyon High School in Chatsworth, California, a suburb of Los Angeles that produced Marvin Bagley,…

CAVS WIN NOW MODE OPTIONS

The Cleveland Cavaliers at are a crossroads. The decision on what road to take is seemingly muddled by the inability, or unwillingness on the part of Lebron James to express clearly a desire to continue the relationship or put an end too it. Is GM Koby Altman looking to rebuild, or reload? They attempted a rebuild on the fly, an experiment that looked brilliant on day one when they trampled the Celtics on national television following the trade deadline. A result bolstered by what appeared to some to be an improved defense, but in reality was the Celtics missing open…