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  1. Latest timetable for Aaron Gordon

    Tom Carpenter

    We haven't seen rookie Aaron Gordon since the middle of November due to a foot injury that required surgery. The original timetable for Gordon was that he would be re-evaluated in six to eight weeks, and it appears that he remains on that plan and sh...

    Blog | December 14, 2014
  2. How bad is Hawes' knee injury?

    Tom Carpenter

    The knee injury that Spencer Hawes sustained during Friday's game kept him from playing on Saturday. X-rays taken soon afterward came back negative, but he has been dealing with swelling in the joint. Although he got promising results from a Satur...

    Blog | December 14, 2014
  3. What's next for the 'Greek Freak'?

    Tom Carpenter

    Second-year player Giannis Antetokounmpo isn't called the "Greek Freak" just because it's easier to say and type (trust me, it is way easier to type). He's earned the nickname due to his freakish athletic skills and the solid production we've seen fr...

    Blog | December 14, 2014
  4. Fantasy impact of Cavaliers' injuries

    Tom Carpenter

    Thursday was supposed to present us with a choice matchup between the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers and an Oklahoma City Thunder team that finally has stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook getting healthy. In an ironic twist, though, James ...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  5. What is/was Greg Monroe's market value?

    Tom Carpenter

    Over the summer, when free agency got underway, the general assumption was that the Detroit Pistons would find a sign-and-trade partner so that they could squeeze some value out of restricted-free-agent Greg Monroe. Instead, they brought him back for...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  6. SVG OK with less structured offense?

    Tom Carpenter

    On Saturday, the Detroit Pistons extended their losing streak to 11 games, including consecutive losses to three of the league's worse teams: the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and (Saturday) Philadelphia 76ers. Heading into that game, coach S...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  7. When will Durant play full minutes?

    Tom Carpenter

    After averaging 38.5 minutes per game and 32.0 PPG last season, Kevin Durant has been limited to just 29.5 MPG and 18.5 PPG during his first two games this season, as the Thunder take it easy on his surgically repaired foot. On Friday, he needed a...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  8. Tony Wroten targeting Wed. return?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Philadelphia 76ers have played their past five games without the services of Tony Wroten. He's been dealing with a sprained knee during that stretch. However, it appears that he should be back on the hardwood soon, perhaps during their next ga...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  9. How to assess your roster, trade value

    Tom Carpenter

    We are nearly six weeks into the 2014-15 fantasy hoops campaign, which means enough time has passed to properly assess the status of your rosters. The performance variance that comes with unsettled NBA rotations and players developing their game legs...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  10. Is end in sight for Rondo's FT woes?

    Tom Carpenter

    For all of the great things that Rajon Rondo offers to fantasy owners in dimes, boards and swipes, his lack of scoring remains frustrating. So far this season, Rondo is averaging just 9.9 PPG, the lowest mark he's set since his rookie campaign. Ma...

    Blog | November 30, 2014
  11. Bass in, Olynyk out as C's starting C?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Boston Celtics have lost six of their past seven games, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that coach Brad Stevens is considering altering his starting lineup on Sunday. "I'm not dead set on them yet," Stevens told the Boston Globe. "There's a...

    Blog | November 30, 2014
  12. Will Durant, McGary debut on Tuesday?

    Tom Carpenter

    It's been a little more than six weeks since Kevin Durant underwent foot surgery, which means he is within the original 6-8 week time frame for his return to game action. Per Anthony Slater of NewsOK.com, Durant went through most of another practi...

    Blog | November 30, 2014
  13. Will NFL support betting on football?

    Tom Carpenter

    Recently, the NHL announced a partnership with daily-fantasy-game provider DraftKings. The NBA also announced a similar partnership with FanDuel and commissioner Adam Silver penned an op-ed piece in the New York Times stating that he believes it is t...

    Blog | November 28, 2014
  14. Which injury-prone stars can you trust?

    Tom Carpenter

    "So don't play with me, 'cause you're playing with fire." -- Mick Jagger There are few things in Fantasyland more annoying than dealing with an injured player, especially when that player churns out big stats. To an extent, injuries are just part ...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  15. Will Lance Stephenson's scoring pick up?

    Tom Carpenter

    After taking part in 13 games with the Charlotte Hornets, Lance Stephenson largely has carried over the same type of production we saw from him during his 2013-14 breakout campaign with the Indiana Pacers -- outside of scoring. Currently, he sport...

    Blog | November 23, 2014
  16. Another extended absence for Gordon?

    Tom Carpenter

    Oft-injured guard Eric Gordon was forced out of Saturday night's game with a separated shoulder sustained when he collided with Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke. We'll know more about his status in the coming days, but it appears the New Orleans Pelican...

    Blog | November 23, 2014