Fo’ with the Foes: LA Lakers

This special, Moses Malone Tribute Night edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” – Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series, which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews key upcoming 76ers games – features tonight’s opponent, the Los Angeles Lakers who own a record of 2-16, have lost six straight games, but feature D’Angelo...
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Basketball Guards Rankings

Keith Allison Flickr The first round is all about Stephen Curry, James Harden, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook, but I am most interested in seeing how Damian Lillard performs sans LaMarcus Aldridge, Brook Lopez, Nicolas Batum, Wesley Matthews and Arron Afflalo.    With an ADP of 15, Lillard is a great pick to start the second round of your fantasy basketball draft...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers adding veteran presence to loaded backcourt

While the Los Angeles Lakers didn’t make any home run acquisitions in free agency this offseason, the team picked up some solid rotational players to surround the young core they have established through the last two drafts consisting D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle. However, despite a solid addition in Louis Williams and the presence of all-time great Kobe...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Every NBA division's most interesting rookie for 2015-16

By David Kenyon The NBA expects Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor to become the featured players for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers, respectively, but lesser-discussed prospects provide the most interesting storylines. Each division has a fresh face set to contribute in the 2015-16 campaign, and the eventual impacts of the following six rookies are intriguing narr...
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August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Brandon Bass and other new Lakers clearly aren't best buds with Kobe Bryant yet

The Lakers held an introductory press conference to unveil new acquisitions Roy Hibbert, Louis Williams and Brandon Bass."Have any of you guys heard from Kobe?"Follow Mark Vandeusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

New Lakers have priceless reaction when asked Kobe Bryant question

The Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday held a press conference to introduce three of their new players: Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, and Brandon Bass. The trio, coupled with the team’s new draft picks, will help to usher in a new era for the team following the worst season in franchise history. But one thing they...Read More
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Lou Williams bolsters Lakers backcourt, but trouble remains

By David Kenyon As much as Kobe Bryant would enjoy scoring every point, the Los Angeles Lakers needed to find another top scoring option to complement him. The franchise did just that, plucking Lou Williams from free agency on a three-year deal. But the Lakers are still in trouble. Williams, the 2014-15 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, heads to Hollywood after recording a career-best...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry mostly to blame for Toronto Raptors’ playoff woes

Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsGoing into the playoffs, the general perception was that the Toronto Raptors would be able to take on the Washington Wizards and if not win outright, at least keep the series close and take it to six or seven games. However, just like last year, it appears the Raptors might be out in just the first round after earning the No. 4 seed in the East. So why...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Don’t write off the Toronto Raptors just yet

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY SportsFollowing last year’s brief brush with success, the re-signing of Kyle Lowry, and an extremely promising start to the current campaign, the Toronto Raptors were expected to cruise into the post-season and past the point of previous playoff-failures in 2015. It’s not that anybody was expecting Toronto to win an NBA championship just yet, but...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Lou Williams gets his due

It feels like he should be an old man by now. After all, Lou Williams, named the 2014-15 NBA Sixth Man of the Year yesterday, has been lacing up his..... The post Sweet Lou Gets His Due appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Lou Williams named NBA's Sixth Man of the Year

By David Kenyon The NBA announced Monday afternoon that Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams has been named the 2015 Sixth Man of the Year. Williams, who the Atlanta Hawks traded to the Toronto Raptors last summer alongside Lucas Nogueria in exchange for John Salmons, was the Eastern Conference Player of the Week in late November. And he didn’t stop producing. The 28-year-old...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Victory is the Raptors’ only option in franchise’s most important playoff series

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY SportsJust two years removed from their fifth consecutive losing campaign, the Toronto Raptors stumbled across the finish line with a 92-87 victory over the Charlotte Hornets in Wednesday’s regular season finale to set a new franchise record with their 49th win of the season. But after last season’s legendary turnaround resulted in another early exit...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking at Orlando’s Final Defensive Play Against Toronto

The Orlando Magic had a lot of high and low moments in their loss to the Toronto Raptors, but obviously the final stinging bullet was this drive and kick out by DeMar DeRozan to Louis Williams for the corner 3-pointer. Let’s take a look. So the Magic were up 1 after Victor Oladipo drained a ballsy 3-pointer to put the pinstriped patrol ahead. 13.8 seconds is a lot of time. Greivis...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic Lose Heartbreaker Late to Raptors in Seesaw Finish

AP Photo/John Raoux The Orlando Magic are now 25-54 as they lost 101-99 in a crazy finish to their contest against the Toronto Raptors. An outrageously calm pull-up crunch-time 3-pointer by Victor Oladipo put Orlando up 99-98 with 13.8 seconds remaining on Friday night. Onions. But then Louis Williams went into Magic Killer mode and drained a triple with 9.3 seconds left. Orlando...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

FanDuel NBA lineup for April 10

It’s FanDuel NBA Friday with $125k up for grabs.  The entry fee for the $125k NBA Shot is $2 with $10,000 going to first place. NBA Shot 2 dollar entry There are 12 games being played Friday in the NBA. FanDuel NBA lineup for April 10 Always double check before the games start that players are not “game-time decisions,” taking a day off for rest or got hurt...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics Defeat Toronto Raptors 117-116 On Buzzer-Beater

Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas scores on Toronto Raptors’ Tyler Hansbrough, left, and Lou Williams during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Toronto. The Celtics won 117-116 in overtime. ( Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Chris Young) With the help of an improbable Marcus Smart buzzer beater in overtime, the Boston Celtics defeated the Toronto Raptors...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

FanDuel NBA lineup for April 4

It’s FanDuel NBA Saturday with $175k up for grabs.  The entry fee for the $175k NBA Shot is $2 with $15,000 going to first place. NBA Shot 2 dollar entry There are 10 games being played Saturday in the NBA. AWAY HOME TIME Philadelphia Charlotte 7:00 pm Brooklyn Atlanta 7:30 pm Miami Detroit 7:30 pm Boston Toronto 7:30 pm Washington Memphis 8:00 pm Orlando Milwaukee 8:30 pm...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

DeMar Derozan Accidentally Dishes to Joakim Noah … Who is on the Bulls Bench

Things were looking so promising for Drake’s Toronto Raptors after three quarters against the Chicago Bulls — then the fourth quarter happened. The Bulls straight up railroaded the Raptors in the final period, erasing a five point deficit by scoring 39 points while limiting the Lowry-less club to 21. At one point, things got so out of sorts for the Raptors that DeMar Derozan...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Louis Williams Hero Ball is Not the Recipe for Success

If you look at the box score — and only the box score — of tonight’s Raptors-Pistons game, it looks like Raptors sixth man Louis Williams had himself a solid night. 19 points on 11 shots, plus three three-pointers is about right for him. However, if you actually watched the game, you witnessed Raptors coach Dwane Casey fail to use his final timeout, and allow Williams to jack...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan Punches Home the Putback

DeMar DeRozan scored a team high 23 points in the Toronto Raptors win over the visiting Knicks and none of his total points were prettier than this putback slam off a Louis Williams miss. The post DeMar DeRozan Punches Home the Putback appeared first on Hooped Up.
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Future of Toronto Raptors hinges on playoff-positioning in the present

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY SportsWith the benefits of their impressive start no longer visible in the standings, the Toronto Raptors haven’t resembled a team that’s supposed to be taking the next step in their progression towards becoming a perennial playoff-participant in quite awhile. It’s been over a month since Toronto halted a two-game skid with four straight wins against...
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Dynamic between Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan limiting Raptors

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY SportsMired in a five-game losing streak and minus the steady hands of Kyle Lowry, the Toronto Raptors entered Monday’s contest against the Philadelphia Seventy-Sixers in desperate need of a victory and searching for the formula that led to one of the league’s hottest starts. In Lowry’s absence, DeMar DeRozan temporarily reclaimed his former role...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

2014-15 Fantasy Basketball: Waiver Wire Fix — Week 13

Welcome to the week 13 Waiver Wire Fix. Be sure to check back here every week for the duration of the fantasy hoops season for more wire targets. I’ve begun breaking the column down according to player types. This should help you find the player that best fits your team’s specific needs. There will be different categories every week, so I hope you enjoy the new format. If you’re...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

2014-15 Fantasy Basketball: Waiver Wire Fix — Week 12

Welcome to the week 11 Waiver Wire Fix. Be sure to check back here every week for the duration of the fantasy hoops season for more wire targets. I’ve begun breaking the column down according to player types. This should help you find the player that best fits your team’s specific needs. There will be different categories every week, so I hope you enjoy the new format. If you’re...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors extend solid start despite DeMar DeRozan’s absence

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports It takes time to develop an NBA franchise from an irrelevant bottom-feeder into a perennial presence in the league’s playoff-picture, and the Toronto Raptors were no exception, struggling through years of disappointment before finally becoming a respected player in the Eastern Conference. But when a team finds that delicate balance between success...
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December 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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