As you pour through your brackets for March Madness, don't forget to attend to your NBA fantasy team! Before we get to this week's pickups, here is a look at who I like in my bracket. I am going with top seed Louisville in the Midwest, second seeded Ohio State in the ridiculously weak West region, fourth seeded Michigan in the brutal South region and second seeded Miami in the East. Staying with the Hurricanes, how is it that the regular season and tournament champion from the ACC isn't a number one seed? Just to prove a point, I am going with the 'Canes to beat the UL Cardinals in the title game in Atlanta.
Need a free agent off your league's waiver wire to jump start your team? Well, you have come to the right place. Whether you need a guard, a perimeter wing or a post player, we bring you some suggested talent that might be available for pickup. As we move through the holidays, many teams are free to trade players signed in the off-season and injuries begin to pile up. In most cases, these create the most impact and corresponding emerging talent.
As we wrap up the early returns around the Association, we take a look at point guards. The elite point guards provide scoring, assists and steals, while the rest contribute in just two or even only one of the categories. Obviously its important to grab your point guards during the draft or auction as the chances of grabbing a "great" one during the season through free agency or waivers is doubtful. The best chance to improve your lot mid-season is to find emerging rookies or players getting increased playing time due to injury. From time to time a point may move to two guard, opening up a spot for some new talent.
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 Central Division of the Eastern Conference with the Detroit Pistons.
Chris Paul is settling in on the West coast, Dwight Howard appears content with staying in Florida and the rest of the Association is tinkering with rosters in advance of the season tipping off on Christmas Day. Most of the marquee names have found a new home or re-signed with their old clubs. For now, teams are adding a piece here and there or trimming down their rosters to thirteen players. Lets take a look at recent movement and what might be left.
Chris Paul and Kobe in the Lakers back court? The three team deal between Houston, New Orleans and Los Angeles is dead. Well, maybe not Los Angeles, just the Lakers. As the LA Times first reported, the Clippers jumped into the fray, withdrew and are now back negotiating. Since the Hornets are owned by the NBA, the Clippers continue negotiations with the NBA front office. While Paul may still be on the move, Dwight Howard now appears happy staying in Orlando. The recent news has Kobe wondering why thus far all the Lakers have done is lose Lamar Odom?