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Evan Turner's stock takes a hit in trade to Indiana Pacers; Danny Granger's goes up

Evan Turner is Indiana bound (photo: Mark Runyon/BasketballSchedule.net).The biggest trade of the day appears to be the Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers swapping Danny Granger and Evan Turner. The Pacers also acquired Lavoy Allen in the deal.The Pacers get fresh legs in the 25-year-old Turner, who is averaging 17.4 points (42.8% FG, 82.9% FT), 6 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1 steal...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Spencer Hawes' fantasy value takes a hit with trade to Cleveland Cavaliers

Spencer Hawes meet Drew Carey (photo: Mark Runyon/BasketballSchedule.net).Hope Spencer Hawes likes Cleveland because the Philadelphia 76ers have dealt him for two second-round draft picks and Earl Clark.Depending on how the rest of the Cavs' moves shake out today, Hawes value takes a hit as he falls behind Anderson Varejao on the depth chart. At the moment, Hawes is an upgrade...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Kendall Marshall's fantasy value rises as Steve Blake traded to Golden State Warriors

Kendall Marshall's value gets locked in with Steve Blake trade (photo: Lakers.com). The Los Angeles Lakers' fire sale has begun. The Lakers traded point guard Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks on Wednesday night. The move effectively kills Blake's standard-league value -- and he looked good when healthy averaging 9.5 points...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben McLemore wins the Marcus Thornton trade; fantasy basketball fallout

Ben McLemore gets all the playing time now (photo: Kings.com).The real winner of the Marcus-Thornton-to-Brooklyn deal is Ben McLemore. The rookie from Kansas has inherited all the playing time he can handle, which is likely more than the he can actually deal with.McLemore's season has been less than stellar. Let's look at the averages from his 26 starts: 8.3 points on 35...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

J.J. Redick out three to five weeks; Jamal Crawford locked in as a starter

J.J. Redick is out of Magic in L.A. (photo: RMTip21).The Los Angeles Clippers will be without J.J. Redick for the next three to five weeks. ESPN reported that the Clippers sharpshooter is out due to "an assortment of injuries," including hip and back issues.Redick is averaging 15.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting (and 91.4 percent free-throw shooting) with 2.1 3-pointers...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Parker out 'for the foreseeable future'; give Patty Mills a look

Tony Parker is out for awhile (photo: Keith Allison).San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker is out "for the foreseeable future" due to "a variety of maladies," according to ESPN.Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Parker has "a lot of little things" that are keeping him out of action. Not official timetable has been established, but it sounds like Parker...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kaman, Kendall Marshall among the most added fantasy basketball players

Chris Kaman (photo: Lakers.com).The Caveman lives. Pau Gasol's strained groin has helped thaw Chris Kaman's fantasy value. Kaman has been buried on the Lakers' bench, but with Gasol down and not a lot of other options, he's been thrust into the lineup. And he's produced.In his last six games, Kaman has averaged 18.3 points (52.9% FG, 72% FT), 8 rebounds, 3 assists...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Darren Collison, Larry Sanders among the most dropped fantasy basketball players

Darren Collison is hitting waiver wires (Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images). The return of Chris Paul has put a damper on Darren Collison's fantasy value. Unless CP3 goes down again, the Clippers' backup point guard doesn't carry much value other than a handcuff.And with Milwaukee Bucks big man Larry Sanders out at least six weeks, he'...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook could return for the Oklahoma City Thunder's two-game week

Russell Westbrook could return to action Thursday against the Miami Heat (photo: Keith Allison).Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook could return to action as soon as Thursday against the Miami Heat. Yahoo Sports is reporting that the franchise will re-evaluate Westbrook on Tuesday.Westbrook tore his lateral meniscus in April, and he underwent three surgeries since...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Roberts playing well as fill-in point guard for New Orleans Pelicans

Brian Roberts is averaging 14 points in his last four (photo: Keith Allison).Brian Roberts' streak of strong games stretched to five as he scored 18 points (7-of-14 field goals, 1-of-1 free throws) to go with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.Roberts had a slow start when he initially took over the point for the injured Jrue Holiday. But Roberts has...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings, Patty Mills among the top 10 fantasy basketball players of last week

Brandon Jennings' sell-high window is open (photo: Keith Allison).Who was better than Kevin Durant last week? Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings. Note: the sell-high window on Jennings is open. So start sending those offers to owners to upgrade. How good was Jennings?Through four games, Jennings averaged 25.5 points (42.5% FG, 89.3% FT), 4.3 rebounds, 9.5 assists, 2 steals...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Larry Sanders is out indefinitely with a fractured orbital bone; lock in John Henson

Larry Sanders' awful season comes to a halt (photo: Milwaukee Bucks).A fractured orbital bone has ground Larry Sanders' season to a halt. The Milwaukee Bucks center has followed up last season's breakout with a complete dud of a season -- on and off the court. Sanders is now out indefinitely. His timetable has yet to be determined, and we should know more on Tuesday....
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Paul returns with 7 points, 2 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 steals in blow-out win

Chris Paul is back in action (photo: Keith Allison).Chris Paul is back. Rejoice CP3 fantasy owners. Sorry Darren Collison owners. Sunday night's game isn't going to be a great barometer for things to come as the Los Angeles Clippers absolutely dismantled the Philadelphia 76ers. The first quarter ended with the Clippers taking a 46-15 advantage. The final was 123-78. Ouch...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Calathes scores 17 to go with 5 boards, 6 assists, a steal, 2 3-pointers, averaging 2.8 steals in February

Nick Calathes had a great debut at the point for Memphis (photo: Globedia).Nick Calathes put together an excellent line (unless you got dinged with his six turnovers). Calathes put up 17 points on 7-of-9 shots (1-of-2 free throws), five rebounds, six assists, a steal and two 3-pointers. He has value as long as Mike Conley is out, but once he's back, then he's likely nothing...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic play one-game week

The Phoenix Suns may be super, but they play just one game this week (photo: Phoenix Suns Facebook).The NBA's All-Star break is almost upon us. We have a short week 16 with four teams playing just one game -- the Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic and Phoenix Suns. The other 26 teams play two games.Depending on which format you play in, you may have an extra...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Khris Middleton, Patty Mills among the most added fantasy basketball players

Khris Middleton is on a hot streak (image: Milwaukee Bucks).The Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton has been on a heater. In his last eight game, Middleton is averaging 16 points (49.5% FG, 86.7% FT), 3.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.1 3-pointers.I understand the hesitation to add him as he's been jerked around by Larry Drew before. But the Bucks are dinged up...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Young, Kevin Martin among the most dropped fantasy basketball players

Swaggy P could be a free agent in your fantasy league (photo: Lakers.com).Stash alert! Some quality talent is hitting waiver wires. Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin and Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young are among the contributors getting cut loose in fantasy basketball leagues.Martin is out indefinitely with a broken thumb, and Young is going to miss at least...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Martin out indefinitely with a broken thumb; Chase Budinger is a speculative add

Kevin Martin is out for a while? Who will the Wolves lean on? (photo: Facebook: Minnesota T-Wolves)Kevin Martin is out indefinitely with a broken left thumb, according to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Fantasy owners are left to wonder how long they'll be without their shooting guard, who was averaging 19 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1.8 3-pointers a game. As far...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

George Hill goes off with near triple-double in Lance Stephenson's absence

George Hill nearly triple-doubled with Lance Stephenson out (photo: Mark Runyon/BasketballSchedule.net).Lance Stephenson missed his first game with a sore lower back. That led to a huge game from George Hill, whose season has been really, really quiet. There was nothing quiet about Friday's line: 37 points on 12-of-19 shots (and 11-of-12 free throws), two 3-pointers, nine rebounds...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kendall Marshall gets banished to the bench: Is it time to cut him?

Kendall Marshall: banished to the bench (photo: Lakers.com).My fear with the Los Angeles Lakers rotation is unfortunately true. Kendall Marshall has been sent to the bench. The UNC Tar Heel played just 21 minutes, going for five points, three rebounds, three assists and a three. That's not going to get it done. I hate to say cut Marshall, but if you have a better option, you...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol out two weeks; Kendall Marshall's fantasy value takes a hit with return of Steve Nash, Steve Blake

Pau Gasol is on the shelf for a couple of weeks (Photo: Lakers.com).The Los Angeles Lakers will be without Pau Gasol for at least the next two weeks due to a strained right groin, according to Inside the Lakers. This follows news that Gasol received a platelet-rich plasma therapy injection to speed up his recovery time. The two-week timeline puts Gasol back after the All-Star break...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Bogut among the top 10 fantasy basketball players of the week

Andrew Bogut was a top player last week (photo: Golden State Warriors).Another week and the two Kevins -- Kevin Love and Kevin Durant -- are the top two fantasy players of the week. But other names -- new names -- have emerged.Paul Pierce looked like the Truth again. Andrew Bogut was a beast of boards and blocks. And Goran Dragic and Gerald Green torched the competition. Here'...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger double-doubles, gets 21 points on hot shooting night (finally)

Jared Sullinger is rolling (Photo: Mark Runyon/BasketballSchedule.net).Jared Sullinger had a horrible month of shooting in January. Sully made just 37.2 percent of his shots in the New Year. Hopefully, the Celtics big man left those woes behind. Sunday was a good start in a 96-89 win over Orlando. Sully knocked down 10-of-15 shots for 21 points, a three, 12 rebounds, an assist and...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Calathes among the most added fantasy basketball players

Nick Calathes had a great debut at the point for Memphis (photo: Globedia).Nick Calathes' debut as the starting point guard for the Memphis Grizzlies couldn't have gone much better. The Florida Gator stepped in for Mike Conley, who is out with a grade-2 right ankle sprain, and went off for 22 points on 8-of-12 shots, four 3-pointers, five rebounds, three assists and a steal...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Terrence Ross, Manu Ginobili among the most dropped fantasy basketball players

Terrence Ross has been quiet since his 51-point game (Photo: Mark Runyon/BasketballSchedule.net).What have you done for me lately? Fantasy basketball is a game that requires a mix of patience and quick action. Take Terrence Ross. Eight days ago, he scored 51 points with 10 3-pointers A week later, he's hitting waiver wires. It's a thankless game, especially if there's...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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