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  1. 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
  2. Will Derrick Favors really break out?

    Tom Carpenter

    Few players were found more often on breakout lists during the preseason than Utah Jazz big man Derrick Favors. He entered the NBA with comparisons to Dwight Howard, and with a new coach this season in Quin Snyder, the hope was that Favors might expl...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  3. Don't worry about Drummond's slow start

    Tom Carpenter

    After Andre Drummond racked up a ridiculous 13.5 PPG and 13.2 RPG last season, while banging down 62.3 percent of his shots, many of us presumed that he would take things up another level as a scorer this season, particularly under the direction of c...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  4. Michael Carter-Williams makes '14-15 debut

    Tom Carpenter

    For the first time in seven months, we got to see Michael Carter-Williams back on the hardwood Thursday. He had been sidelined since undergoing surgery in May to repair a torn labrum in his shooting shoulder. The downside of his lengthy recovery p...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  5. Scoring down for Leonard, Batum early

    Tom Carpenter

    Kawhi Leonard and Nicolas Batum are fantasy hoops darlings because each has the ability to rack up wide-ranging stats. We fantasy junkies eat that up like a kid chomping her way through her haul of Halloween candy. Yet, just like a child, we also can...

    Blog | November 07, 2014
  6. Always keep watching the waiver wire

    Tom Carpenter

    Whenever the fantasy basketball season tips off, I end up thinking about Antawn Jamison. Sure, who doesn't, right? Jamison was the No. 4 overall pick back in 1998, but he generated very little buzz as a rookie, averaging just 9.6 PPG and 6.4 RPG. ...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  7. Fantasy fallout of Westbrook's injury

    Tom Carpenter

    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was forced out of Thursday's game with a fractured right hand. We'll need to wait for word from the team medical staff, but a simple fracture should sideline him for 3-4 weeks. If it turns out to be more ...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  8. First impressions of LeBron-Love-Irving

    Tom Carpenter

    The debut of the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday was about as clunky of a performance as you might expect from a first date. But instead of stumbling over each other's words, deferring to each other out of niceness, and lacking any conversation...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  9. Fantasy basketball 2014-15 Mock Draft 3: Head-to-head category le...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter recaps the third mock draft of the 2014-15 season, a head-to-head category format.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2014
  10. Fantasy basketball 2014-15 Mock Draft 2: Head-to-head points leag...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter recaps the second mock draft of the 2014-15 season, a head-to-head points format

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2014
  11. Fantasy basketball 2014-15 Mock Draft 1

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter recaps the first mock draft of the 2014-15 season, including tips on where to value Kevin Durant after his injury.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2014
  12. Jose Calderon, Tyson Chandler, Doug McDermott, Arron Afflalo amon...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter looks at the fantasy impact of NBA trades made right around the draft.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2014
  13. Shaun Livingston, Aaron Brooks, Kyle O'Quinn among notable late p...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter looks at players who can fill in certain categories for the final week-plus of the regular season.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2014
  14. Fantasy basketball pickups for final scoring period, including Sh...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter looks at players on teams with favorable schedules who can help you in the season's final days.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2014
  15. What are the keeper values of Kyrie Irving, Derrick Rose, Nerlens...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter looks at the keeper-league value of star players likely done for the year with injuries.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2014
  16. P.J. Tucker, DeMarre Carroll, Tim Hardaway Jr. among free agents ...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter looks at players on the wire who have four games next week that are worth picking up.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014