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Twin Towers Rising in Utah

The Utah Jazz traded Enes Kanter to the Oklahoma City Thunder at the NBA Trade Deadline, which paved the way for Rudy Gobert to take over the C position, full time.  Gobert's play forced Kanter's camp to demand a trade and Utha's FO was happy to oblige.  Now it's time for Gobert and Derrick Favors to help lead Gordon Hayward's Utah Jazz back to NBA greatness.Favors was sent...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Sergei Bobrovsky Nearing Return : Henrik Lundqvist Still a Mystery

Hockey teams lean on Goaltenders as much as any position in any sport.  The star goalie for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Sergei Bobrovsky, has missed the last 13 games with a groin injury he suffered January 21st in Winnipeg and won't be in net when his team takes on Buffalo tonight in Columbus. The team has tread water since his absence going 6-7-1 keeping their playoff chances...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Outfielders to Target

Outfielders can dominate the top of many fantasy drafts, but owners also need to fill in their third, fourth, and fifth OF positions without losing ground in the standings. These Outfielders have certain skills to help owners in Roto leagues, Points leagues, and H2H leagues. View image | gettyimages.com Kole Calhoun is playing in Mike Trout's shadow, but he can help...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Repercussions: Who's Next for the Headliners?

Last night at UFC Fight Night 61, fans witnessed a night full of upsets with only one fighter who was favored to win walking away from the cage with a victory on their record. Both headlining fights saw upsets as Michael Johnson seemingly easily solved the puzzle that has been Edson Barboza and Frank Mir showed the world that he's not ready to hang up his gloves quite yet with a...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Release DeAngelo Williams

The Carolina Panthers have released RB DeAngelo Williams.  Williams is the franchise leader in rushing yards (6,846) and rushing TD (46).  This means one of two things: Jonathan Stewart will finally get a chance to be the workhorse The Panthers have plans to draft/sign a new franchise RB View image | gettyimages.com Williams is currently 10th in rushing yards among active...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Finding Stats - Some Moneyball Fantasy Options

I'm just as guilty as anyone. Draft Day has arrived, you are prepared and you feel excited about your first few picks. Then come the middle rounds and all the elite talent is gone. You're on the clock and at some point in the draft you will freeze and pick a guy based on his name. A safe well known player across the league. Use these precious picks on pitching, closers or a position...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Basketball Week 18: Low Buget Players With 4 Games

For those looking to make a playoff push here are some cheap options with 4 games this week. Isaiah Canaan fell into the starting job for the 76ers and can knock down 3's if that's a stat you need. In his debut Sunday he logged 29 minutes with 14 points. Look for his minutes and numbers to rise this week as he's still getting his feet wet in Brett Brown's system. Tyler Zeller...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Fooled By The Name Brand Shortstops

Fantasy owners often like to have a name to associate with their picks in a draft or their purchases at an auction. Shortstop easily calls up the following names: Troy Tulowitzki, Jose Reyes and Hanley Ramirez. We all have associations with the names, but Tulo's injury history cost my team valuable points the last three years. He was 11% below an average-producing SS in my 18...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans Lose Anthony Davis for a Week or Two

The New Orleans Pelicans returned from the NBA All-Star break, only to lose Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson just 2 games later. Each of them lasted less than 10 minutes against Miami, but the team rallied and managed to beat Goran Dragic in his first game as a member of the Heat. Eric Gordon led the Pelicans offensively, with 24 points (6 threes) and added 6 assists, matching Tyreke...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Steph Curry - Baby Faced Assassin

Before the first half between the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs was over, Stephen Curry decided to make a little highlight reel for his fans. First he crossed up Tony Parker and knocked down the 3 Steph Curry completely losing Tony Parker....BANG. https://t.co/V8Ezp17lyd — NBA Legion (@MySportsLegion) February 21, 2015 Next he went behind the back to...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Main Card Predictions and Expectations For UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs Mir

This Sunday in Porto Alegre, Brazil the UFC brings us a card sure to be filled with action!  Here are my thoughts on the main card, highlighted by Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva vs Former Champion, and submission specialist Frank Mir, and what is sure to be a fast-paced, action-packed brawl with Explosive striker Edson Barboza set to face heavy hitter Michael Johnson. Let's start from...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Trade Deadline Impacts Fantasy Basketball Playoffs

Yesterday's NBA Trade Deadline was absolutely insane, and saw 12 trades involve 39 players!  Some of those players were important fantasy basketball players and there new teams schedules are a bit different over the final three weeks of the NBA season, also known as the fantasy basketball playoffs!@pinwheelempire Goran Dragic's fantasy value continues to grow moving from the...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Bosh Season in Jeopardy

Chris Bosh has been in the hospital for a couple days now, after feeling ill.  There were reports flying around last night that he was complaining of a pain around the rib cage, and now ESPN reports that Bosh could miss the rest of the season with potential blood clots following test on his lungs.  The Heat are in New York to take on the Knicks but Bosh did not travel with the...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Value in Mid-Level Starting Pitchers

Most fantasy baseball owners will chase players with upside at a reasonable price. These intriguing arms will help owners will their leagues this year because other owners can draft the expensive aces, but these cost-effective starters will give a boost to their respective teams. View image | gettyimages.com Marcus Stroman owns 55% ground ball and a 7.6 K/9 in his debut...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett Returning to Minnesota Timberwolves

The Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to a trade that will see Kevin Garnet return home to where his NBA career began.  In return, the Nets will receive Thaddeus Young. Garnett spent 12 seasons with the Timberwolves, after being drafted 5th overall in the 1995 NBA Draft. The Golden State Warriors drafted Joe Smith #1 overall that year, followed by Antonio...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns Trade Isaiah Thomas to Boston Celtics

The Phoenix Suns have traded Isaiah Thomas to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Marcus Thornton and a 2016 1st round draft pick via the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Thomas joins a backcourt that features Marcus Smart, Avery Bradley and Evan Turner.  Believe it or not Boston is actually 11th in the NBA, scoring 100.8 poitns per game and 4th in the league with 24.5 assists.  Turner...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucks Trade Brandon Knight to Suns, Acquire Michael Carter-Williams from Sixers

The Milwaukee Bucks are 30-23 coming out of the NBA All-Star break and still decided to shake things up by trading Brandon Knight to the Phoenix Suns and acquiring Michael Carter-Williams from the Philadelphia 76ers. Knight led the Bucks in scoring at 17.8 points per game and was averaging 5.4 assists and 4.3 rebounds per night. He now joins a Suns backcourt that rid itself...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder Trade Reggie Jackson to Detroit Pistons

The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade Reggie Jackson to the Detroit Pistons.  The Pistons will send Kyle Singler and D.J. Augustin to the Thunder, who will send Kendrick Perkins to the Utah Jazz for Enes Kanter.  The Jazz also end up with a first and second round draft pick. Jackson's value is at an all time high now, and gets to play Andre Drummond and Greg...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Isaiah Canaan is Worth an Add in Fantasy Basketball

The NBA Trade Deadline ended with a bang, but one player who will not be talked much about is Isaiah Canaan.  He was dealt to the Philadelphia 76ers, who just traded their starting PG Michael Carter-Williams to the Bucks, who traded their starting PG Brandon Knight to the Suns, who traded two of their guards Goran Dragic (Heat) and Isaiah Thomas (Celtics). Canaan is the most...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Point Guards On the Move

With a WILD finish to the NBA Trade Deadline, the following guards have been traded: Goran Dragic to Heat Michael Carter-Williams to Bucks Brandon Knight to Suns Reggie Jackson to Pistons Isaiah Thomas to Celtics Pablo Prigioni to Rockets Ramon Sessions to Wizards Andre Miller to Kings
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns Trade Goran Dragic to Miami Heat

After days of rumors, the Phoenix Suns have finally agreed to trade Goran Dragic to the Miami Heat.  There have been plenty of rumors about the details of the trade, but it most likely consists of Norris Cole, and 2 first round draft picks.  Josh McRoberts and Chris Anderson have been rumored as well. Dragic now joins Dwayne Wade, Luol Deng, Chris Bosh.....and Hassan Whiteside...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets Trade Arron Afflalo to Portland Trail Blazers

The Denver Nuggets have agreed to trade Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Thomas Robinson, Victor Claver, Will Barton, a 2016 protected 1st round and a 2nd round pick. Portland was desperate for bench scoring and Afflalo can provide just that. Afflalo was playing 33 minutes per game for the Nuggets and averaged 14.5 points per game...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Dynasty Fantasy Basketball Players to Trade For

NBA Dynasty leagues are made up of two different types. Those who want to win right away and those who like to wait and craft a team. "Dynasty's" usually go to the later, The patient owner will add a guy while he's in a stadium full of 1500 people in a D-League game. Now all keeper leauges are different, if you can only keep one or two players this method isn't your plan of attack...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Happily Stuck (In the Middle)

Middle Infielders are valuable commodities, but there is no need to reach for a second baseman if fantasy owners want to wait to draft a solid keystone contributor in the middle rounds. After the big names, Cano, Altuve, and Rendon, disappear off the board, one can start to find value at second base. The second tier should include Dee Gordon, Dozier, Kinsler, and Kipnis, but the...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony Shut Down For Remainder Of The Season

The New York Knicks will have to play the second half of their dreadful season without their superstar Carmelo Anthony. Anthony will be undergoing knee surgery and will be forced to sit out the rest of the season.This is probably the best case scenario for the 10-43 Knicks who currently own the worst record in the NBA. Carmelo can get healthy for the start of next season, they'll...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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