Some leagues are already in the playoffs, many others are winding down the last three weeks of regular season towards that end. If you are playing fantasy basketball, you are well aware of the barrage of injuries that have peaked this past week in the Association. I have personally seen a comfortable margin in first place turn into a nightmare situation of trying to salvage even a playoff spot. I have no fewer that seven players that are either missing games, or are a threat to miss several. What makes things worst is the injuries are more of the day to day variety, so disabling the players are not an option. Lets take a look at the walking wounded.
As we roll into the 2012-'13 NBA season, we're going to take you through an overview of each of the six divisions. Who are key newcomers? Who are notable for your fantasy team? Last season was brutal with a late and sudden December start to an abbreviated season. We continue our previews moving over to the Western Conference, beginning with the Northwest Division. Will Oklahoma City regret trading emerging fantasy superstar James Harden? Is Andre Iguodala the spark that Denver needs to lead the deepest team in the Association? Could Damian Lillard be on his way to Rookie of the Year honors in Portland? Has Utah improved enough on the perimeter to compliment the inside power of Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson? Ricky Rubio is out until Christmas and now Kevin Love is out until December, can Brandon Roy hold the team together?
As we play out the final month of the 2011-'12 NBA season, we take a look at each franchise. Who emerged, what went wrong, what lies ahead. A look at post season chances, long term potential and upgrades possible in this summer's NBA draft. We continue in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
With the NBA regular season ending in exactly a month, it's time to keep focus and push to the end. With a shortage of big men, almost every fantasy team could use a decent center. With a huge gap between the Dwight Howard's and the Brendan Haywood's, improvement can always be found. While no league will have that perfect well rounded center, you may be able to find one that helps in categories where you have a chance to pickup fantasy points.
As the NBA season storms into the second half, we continue our reviews of the Association, division by division. We have wrapped up the Eastern Conference, and now begin the Western Conference with the Northwest Division. Oklahoma City is on a collision course to meet the Miami Heat in the NBA finals. Anything short of that would be a major disappointment for the Thunder and their fans.
It's a great week to have Mavericks, as Dallas is the only team this week with five games. We take a look at who may be on your league's waiver wire or available in free agency. Also, a reminder to keep on the trading deadline, in the NBA as well as your fantasy league.
As the Association preprare to tip off the second half of the season, we take a look at the All-Surprise team. We also suggest some players that may help you gain some ground in categories where you are lacking. As always, we share percentage owned in Flea Flicker fantasy leagues.
Do you need help in the middle? Does your team resemble a donut? Without a doubt, center is the position where you have the greatest chance of standings- points gained. The difference between Dwight Howard and DeAndre Jordan is enormous, just an example of the leg up you can enjoy compared to the guard and forward positions. This week, we take a look at who you may want to take a long look at in the pivot, along with percentage owned in Flea Flicker leagues.