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...
Via The Fantasy Fix
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Contender Or Pretender?

(Source: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images North America By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… My most recent article was sorting the NBA contenders and in a group of 13 excellent NBA teams this season, I had to put the Toronto Raptors with the pretenders. I don’t have anything against the Raptors and if I am being honest I like the team. I may be a Chicago Bulls guy, but I...
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January 22, 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...
Via The Fantasy Fix
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Louis Williams For Sixth Man of the Year?

(Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Toronto Raptors are one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference, have a chance to win the Eastern Conference; although small and because of the excellent work by management they are set to be players in the Eastern Conference for the next half decade. This team is carried...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The NBA Half-Season NBA-Awards (Golden State Warriors With 3)

  October 31, 2014 – Source: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Note: Stats as of Friday Morning MVP- Stephen Curry- Golden State Warriors 23.3 points (7th), 4.9 rebounds, 8 assists (5th) and 2.1 steals (2nd) per game… 49.9% shooting, 40.4% shooting and 91.5% free throw shooting This one is pretty simple; Curry is the...
Via HoopStuff
January 16, 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

J.R. Smith Loves That Louis Williams Might Have Two Girlfriends

For an athlete (or anyone, really) an open relationship is pretty much the ideal situation, right? Sure the public might deem the concept as unconventional, but guess what: Athletes live unconventional lives. Toronto Raptors guard Louis Williams gets that, and instead of lying to his multiple side pieces, he’s got them all in sync with his vibe. According to tips received back...
Via Busted Coverage
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Ball Movement Problems Doom Magic in Toronto

Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic lost for the third time this season to the Raptors Monday night in Toronto, 95-82. It’s just another reminder that the Magic have been struggling mightily in regards to sharing the basketball. Toronto proved why they’re first in the East as they out-scored Orlando 51-30 in the second half. Just look at the assists...
Via Magic Basketball Online
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors aren’t a contender with DeMar DeRozan sidelined

            Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports After taking a significant step forward with last season’s playoff appearance and generating an unprecedented wave of pride-fueled excitement throughout the city in the process, the Toronto Raptors couldn’t have hoped for a better start to the current campaign than the one that saw the...
Via Sports-Glory
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

16 Players to Target in Fantasy Basketball

One nice thing about playing in a fantasy basketball points league, is that it is easy to see which player, overall, has been the most valuable.  Now obviously, each league has a unique scoring system, but for the most part, all rankings should look very similar.  If you play H2H, you are more concerned about category specific players, that best fit your teams needs. Below are...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Fantasy Start ‘Ems: Week 5

Maybe you’re new to the rising world of fantasy basketball. Maybe you’re a seasoned veteran looking for some advice on some free agents. Maybe you’re just trying to pick between two possible starts for the week. No matter what the reason(s), make sure you’re checking back every week as we give you the players in the NBA whose fantasy value is trending upward before so that...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins and Lou Williams Named Players of the Week

Sacramento Kings center Demarcus Cousins and Toronto Raptors shooting guard Lou Williams both have a victory to celebrate. Based on NBA.com reports, Demarcus Cousins and Lou Williams were named the Players of the Week in the NBA Eastern and Western Conference, for games played Monday, November 17th through Sunday, November 23rd. Lou Williams helped the Toronto Raptors to a 3-0...
Via Basketball Bicker
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers vs. Magic Game Preview: Time to Right the Ship

(Cleveland, OH) — The Cleveland Cavaliers (5-7) are in the midst of a four-game losing streak, but team captain LeBron James isn’t worried just yet. “I can’t be negative at all,” James said. “Once I crack then it trickles down to everyone else. I would never do that to these guys.” The Cavs blew an 18-point lead Saturday at home against the Toronto Raptors. Reserve...
Via Cavaliers Nation
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Road reaction: Raptors 124, Bucks 83

Instead of riding the momentum of Wednesday's triple overtime win in Brooklyn, the Milwaukee Bucks laid an egg in Toronto on Friday night. The Raptors entered with the best record in the Eastern Conference and trounced the Bucks from the start, leading by as many as 52 points in the third quarter en route to a 124-83 victory at Air Canada Centre. With its three-game winning streak...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Williams lifts Raptors past Celtics, 92-89

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Louis Williams made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-89 victory over the Boston Celtics in an exhibition game Wednesday night. Jordan Hamilton led the Raptors (4-1) with 16 points, Williams added 15, and Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson each had 12. Marcus Thornton scored 17 points in 17 minutes for the Celtics (2-3). Avery...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks Begin Cap Clearing Mission

The Hawks have sent Louis Williams and Lucas Noguiera to Toronto for John Salmons and a future 2nd round draft pick. Nobody in this trade really grabs anybody’s attention per say, but that’s not to say this trade isn’t significant in some way. Louis Williams is a scorer. He’s not a 20 point scorer, but he’s someone you can call of your bench to score 10-15 points and hit...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Lou Williams Traded to Toronto for John Salmons

This offseason has been exciting, with many players opting out of contracts, being traded, or signing extensions. While some of these events have been more significant, such as things involving NBA superstars like LeBron, there have been some more minor deals that have been made that will have an impact on next season. Another one of these minor acquisitions has been made on Sunday...
Via The League News
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks fall to Bulls, lead for No. 8 seed down to 1/2 game

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we gleaned from the Hawks' 105-92 loss to the Bulls on Wednesday, the sixth straight time Chicago has toppled Atlanta. It also marked one of Chicago's most prodigious shooting nights from beyond the arc, nailing 12 of 25 three-pointers at Philips Arena. 1. The Hawks' concentrated shooting woes trumped their commendable energy early in the game ...
Via Fox Sports South
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

GM74: Rapid (LouWilVille) Reacts

Philadelphia 76ers 95 FinalRecap | Box Score 103 Atlanta Hawks Thaddeus Young, PF 36 MIN | 7-10 FG | 4-4 FT | 3 REB | 4 AST | 4 STL | 3 BLK | 3 TO | 23 PTS | -11A hot start included Thad drilling 3 of his 4 3PAs in the 1st Q and 11 points total in the Q.  But it was his play in the 2nd Q that really stood out for me last night.  In that Q Thad blocked shots; had a couple...
Via Philadunkia
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucks routed by Hawks, lose 11th of 12

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Paul Millsap scored 20 points to lead six Hawks in double figures and key the decisive surge that helped Atlanta rebound from a 26-point home loss for a 112-87 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night. Millsap scored 14 points during a 24-5 run that bridged the end of the second quarter and the start of the third and put Atlanta ahead 73-47 with 8:24 left...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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