All-Star weekend in Houston has wrapped up and was generally panned by observers. What did you think? Did you watch? I found it entertaining for the most part, but found the musical entertainment leaving much to be desired. I would like to see the slam dunk and three point contest get more high profile entrants, perhaps using charity donations as the draw. Lebron in the slam dunk? JJ Reddick in the three point? Just food for thought. We wrap up our mid-season reviews with the Southwest Division of the Western Conference.
As we play out the final weeks 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 Southwest Division of the Western Conference with the Dallas Mavericks.
Looking at your roster, I can tell you need some help! Before we continue across the Association with a look at shooting guards that may be available in your league, there is some activity we need to pass along your way. Boris Diaw has finally been released from the CBACharlotte Hornets, point guard Derek Fisher is joining Memphis who has been desperate for a veteran point guard off the bench and Ronny Turiaf is on his third team in a week, as the Miami Heat continue their search for post players to support the Big Three. Now, as promised, a look at shooting guards that may be available through free agency or waivers, that are available in more than 50% of Flea Flicker leagues.
As we continue towards the NBA All-Star break and the abbreviated season mid-way point, time to review your roster. What young players are emerging? Who is returning from injury? Who on your squad may need replacing with minutes soon to be lost to a returning starter? These are things you need to consider when reviewing your team. Here is a look at forwards you may want to give a along with percentage owned in Flea Flicker leagues.
NBA camps are officially open! Free agency is also underway and we have the latest rumors. The proposed deal that would send Chris Paul to the Lakers is still in play. Houston, Los Angeles and New Orleans continue to look for ways to make it happen with league approval. For the most part, all players under contract reported for duty for training across the country.