Not too many games to choose from last night, but plenty of fantasy production went down - mostly before a National audience on TNT. Let’s stay strong and finish up the last weekday of the month…
The Fig Cap: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
The Fig Cap: Milk is chillin’... I am chillin’... What more can I say, top billin’.
For those of you that were waiting for the return of Dwyane Wade, to a lesser degree, Ron Artest, and to an even lesser degree, Stephen Jackson, your patience will be rewarded this coming week with a full set of games for the week. But before we get down with what individual players have been doing and could possibly continue to do, it’s time to peep the number of games each NBA team has going on in Week Four of the fantasy basketball season.
Also check out DroppingDimes.com’s Rankings for Week Four where we breakdown the top 20 players at each position!
Yeah, so Saturday night wasn’t as fantasy jam-packed as Friday night. Big deal. It’s not every night we see multiple 20-rebound games. Still, a few guys stayed hot and went off last night.
The Fig Cap: “Yeah, hey Raja, can you miss about 75 more games? Thanks bud.”
The Fig Cap: Yeah, Bronny is pretty fly, huh?
BY THE DD BLOGGER FORMERLY KNOWN AS RON CHOW
A small forward is often referred to as a “swing man” in basketball. In the fantasy world, small forwards are often overlooked in favor of point guards and centers because of roster slot considerations. Those positions tend to have less top-tier talent to build a fantasy team around. Still, it is a certainty that a quality small forward is needed to make a run for a league championship. These types of players can “swing” the fantasy scales in your favor.
3.1. Paul Pierce, SG/SF, Boston Celtics
3.2. Marcus Camby, C, Denver Nuggets
3.3. Baron Davis, PG, Golden State Warriors
3.4. Deron Williams, PG, Utah Jazz
3.5. Chauncey Billups, PG, Detroit Pistons
3.6. Gerald Wallace, SG/SF, Charlotte Bobcats
3.7. Vince Carter, SG/SF, New Jersey Nets
3.8. Tracy McGrady, SG/SF, Houston Rockets
3.9. Jermaine O’Neal, PF/C, Indiana Pacers
3.10. Michael Redd, SG, Milwaukee Bucks
3.11. Caron Butler, SF, Washington Wizards
3.12. Al Jefferson, PF/C, Minnesota Timberwolves
Previous Round Selections:
“You can’t handle the truth!” is a famous quote by Jack Nicolson who played Col. Nathan R. Jessep in the movie, A Few Good Men. If you rummage through the movie cast for A Few Good Men, you will see Jack Nicolson was not the only star. Let’s see.. wow.. Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland, and Kevin Pollack. It is no surprise with the star-studded cast; A Few Good Men took home the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Paul Pierce aka “The Truth” will have a star-studded cast this season as well in Boston playing with potential Future Hall of Famers, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. The Boston Celtics may not win the Larry O’Brien trophy this year but they will be a much-improved team. I am surprised that Paul Pierce slipped to the 3rd round because when the dust settles, Paul will benefit the most with new look Celtics.
Round 3 Pick 1: Paul Pierce SG/SF, Boston Celtics
Posted by Dennis Velasco Categories: Atlantic Division, Boston Celtics, Editorial, News, Northwest Division, Minnesota Timberwolves, Props, Rookies, Roto, Site Features, Talent, Trades, Waiver Pick Ups
Well, it’s official… Kevin Garnett is on his way to Beantown, joining Paul Pierce and Ray Allen with the Boston Celtics forming quite a formidable trio. Scott Sargent and Dennis Velasco talk about the fantasy values of the aforementioned GAP (Garnett, Allen, Pierce), as well as the former Celtics moving to the Minnesota Timberwolves. It’s the first show, so forgive any lack of production value or any real knowledge of basketball (sarc). Seriously, it’ll get better and when it does, you’ll look back at this first episode of the Dropping Dimes Podcast and think, “Wow, that first episode REALLY STUNK!”
Yeah, nowhere else to go but up.
The Fig Cap: “Wait, it’s not official… yet.”
The trade that sends Kevin Garnett from his beloved “Sota” to Beantown is all but done with the only thing delaying the seemingly inevitable move being a money issue. And we all know how situations concerning money can easily be resolved, right? Sarcasm aside, it would take a huge change of mind on Garnett’s end to kill the deal, but if The Big Ticket wants to punch his own ticket to the NBA Finals by going through the weaker Eastern Conference, this will get done.
But what will the fantasy basketball impact be? Well, when dealing with the fact there will be three 20-point scorers on the same team, it will be tough to determine. Specifically, will there be enough basketballs to go around? Honestly, amongst Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce, there really isn’t a ball hog in the group. Okay maybe The Truth, but Pierce never had a choice on most nights during the chaos that’s been the Celtics for the past several seasons.
With a new live-action/CGI movie coming out in mere weeks, it makes sense to reminisce about Optimus Prime locking horns with Megatron. Pound for pound they stand very evenly matched in a classic showdown between good and evil. Our second round continues to transform and roll out as we review the match-ups from last week and serve up two more confrontations to ponder. So take a break from your football cheat sheets for a few minutes, and flip it back to hoops!
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads and grandfathers out there. Here’s a picture of players from my dad’s time, Wilt the Stilt and Bill Russell, two of the all-time greats.Enjoy the day surrounded by your loved ones as they spend about 40% of what they did last month for Mother’s Day! Dropping Dimes is giving props to each and every one of you, including LeBron James and Bruce Bowen, who received new additions to their families during the NBA Finals. The second round in our one-on-one tourney kicks off today, but first we look back on the four players that headlined the past week, and ask them, “Who’s your daddy?”
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