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  1. How will Cavs add a backup PG?

    Tom Carpenter

    While the Cleveland Cavaliers' recent trade activity has shored up their wing defense and gave them a legitimate center in the paint, they still are looking for an upgrade for their backup point-guard spot. The trade deadline is only a few weeks a...

    Blog | January 25, 2015
  2. Kemba Walker facing knee surgery?

    Tom Carpenter

    Considering how scorching hot Kemba Walker had been over the past month and a half, his fantasy owners likely weren't too worried about the pair of games he recently missed due to a sore knee. However, after he didn't look himself in the next two ...

    Blog | January 25, 2015
  3. Why has Nicolas Batum been ailing?

    Tom Carpenter

    The 2014-15 campaign has been an abject failure for Nicolas Batum. Coming off of his best season as a pro -- 13.0 PPG, 5.1 APG, 7.5 RPG, 1.8 3-PPG, 46.5 FG% -- Batum's numbers have fallen off the cliff this season: 9.1 PPG, 4.6 APG, 5.2 RPG, 1.2 3-PP...

    Blog | January 25, 2015
  4. Jennings done with torn Achilles?

    Tom Carpenter

    During Brandon Jennings' first five seasons, he proved to be a workhorse. Aside from the 2010-11 campaign, when he missed 19 games, Jennings was absent from just four other contests. Unfortunately, it appears the lower-leg injury he sustained duri...

    Blog | January 25, 2015
  5. Big men who can produce 3s, steals

    Tom Carpenter

    I am in a 10-team roto league, and I have 10s in field goal percentage, assists, steals and blocks, but I'm dead last in 3s. I sit in third place overall, just a couple of points out of first. (I'm also a healthy 13 and 37 games played behind first a...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  6. Strength key to Len's recent breakout?

    Tom Carpenter

    Prior to last Friday, Alex Len grabbed double-digit rebounds in four games since being drafted fifth overall in 2013. Since then, he has strung together four consecutive games with at least 10 boards. During that stretch, he is averaging 9.3 PPG, ...

    Blog | January 18, 2015
  7. Embiid's dedication, maturity a concern?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Philadelphia 76ers rolled the dice on Joel Embiid with the No. 3 overall pick in the draft, largely with the expectation that he would sit out the entire 2014-15 campaign while rehabbing from foot surgery. That plan remains in place, but in th...

    Blog | January 18, 2015
  8. Pressure on Thunder to fix road woes

    Tom Carpenter

    The Oklahoma City Thunder picked up an important win on Friday, taking down the Western Conference-leading Golden State Warriors 127-115 at home. However, having gone 2-3 over their past five games, the Thunder remain one game under .500 and 3.5 game...

    Blog | January 18, 2015
  9. Potential value of Brook Lopez, Stephenson

    Tom Carpenter

    The NBA trade deadline is a month away, but trades and trade rumors have been flying left and right lately. The latest buzz surrounds Brooklyn Nets big man Brook Lopez, who has been connected to several trade scenarios in the past 24 hours, including...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  10. Latest timetables for LeBron, Shumpert

    Tom Carpenter

    With the Cleveland Cavaliers hovering around .500, they made some trades to help soup up their roster. Timofey Mozgov chipped in nine points and eight boards Friday in his debut with the team, but it's going to be a while before we see the full new-l...

    Blog | January 11, 2015
  11. Clips to pair Doc with son Austin?

    Tom Carpenter

    As an addendum to the Jeff Green trade, the Boston Celtics will pick up guard Austin Rivers from the New Orleans Pelicans, but he isn't expected to be with the team for very long. All signs are pointing toward Rivers joining his father, coach Doc ...

    Blog | January 11, 2015
  12. Does KCP have green light to shoot?

    Tom Carpenter

    At this early stage of his his career, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope basically is just a 3-point specialist, offering little more than scoring, 3s and some steals. That means that in order for KCP to make an impact in Fantasyland, he will have to crank ou...

    Blog | January 11, 2015
  13. Buy, sell or trade current injured stars?

    Tom Carpenter

    In standard ESPN fantasy hoops leagues, there are only three bench spots. With that limited amount of space, determining which injured players you should keep, trade, release or add off of the waiver wire can be complicated. There are a slew of im...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  14. Will Knicks nix Dalembert?

    Tom Carpenter

    Whatever hope that the New York Knicks had of being competitive this season is long gone. It's been replaced by losing 20 of 21 games, and with Carmelo Anthony's availability for the remainder of the season in doubt, the franchise already is looking ...

    Blog | January 04, 2015
  15. Wiz aiming to move Glen Rice Jr.?

    Tom Carpenter

    We haven't heard much about Glen Rice Jr. this season. He chipped in a total of just 11 points in five games early during the 2014-15 campaign before falling out of the rotation entirely. Eventually, the Washington Wizards shipped him down to the ...

    Blog | January 04, 2015
  16. Latest buzz on resting Melo

    Tom Carpenter

    Coach Derek Fisher created some buzz Friday when he suggested that New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony could eventually be shut down for the remainder of the season due to his nagging knee malady In the short term, it appears unlikely tha...

    Blog | January 04, 2015