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Downtown’s Fantasy Basketball Dynasty Rankings 2014 2.0

Downtown’s Fantasy Basketball Dynasty Rankings 2014 2.0

In early May we published my Top 100 Fantasy Basketball Dynasty Rankings to help you plan for next season.  Since then we’ve had the NBA Draft, Free Agency in full swing, and just a few major players named LeBron, Pau Gasol, Pierce, Parsons, Lance, Ariza, Deng, Hawes, Jimmer (kidding) moving teams, which will have a ripple effect for Fantasy Purposes. If… Read more →

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: Joe Ingles

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: Joe Ingles

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Episode 39 is now available for download on iTunes. Tommy Greer and Liam Santamaria are joined in the studio by two-time Olympian and 2014 Euroleague champion Joe Ingles. The boys chat with Ingles about winning the Euroleague with Maccabi Tel Aviv, this week’s Aussie Boomers camp, the upcoming FIBA World Cup in Spain and his plans for the future… Read more →

The Others: Under-the-Radar Free Agent Signings That Could Make a Difference

The Others: Under-the-Radar Free Agent Signings That Could Make a Difference

As the world responded with ‘Coming Home’ montages to LeBron James’ announcement, a few teams have been quietly assembling some intriguing signings. There’s no doubt that Cleveland made the greatest splash of all, while Charlotte may have struck a bargain with Lance Stephenson’s three years, $27 million deal (either that or they’ve just contracted the Solanum virus). Forecasting the off-season’s… Read more →

Who's Got Next? Ten NBA Players Primed to Break Out in 2014/15

Who’s Got Next? Ten NBA Players Primed to Break Out in 2014/15

As NBA GMs finalise their free-agency movements, Dante, Delly and others battle it out in the Las Vegas heat and Patty Mills and Aron Baynes show off the Larry O’Brien Trophy, we take a look at ten young NBA players who are primed to take their games to another level in the 2014/15 season. I followed two key rules to… Read more →

Duncan and Pop: A Generational Duet

Duncan and Pop: A Generational Duet

From the moment Gregg Popovich selected Tim Duncan with the first pick in the 1997 NBA Draft, they seemed to be on the same page; an instant chemistry if you will. I mean, look how happy Pop is in that clip!  He knew right away that he was getting something special in Duncan, while Duncan was smart enough to realise… Read more →

All in the Game: Seattle Storm

All in the Game: Seattle Storm

Well, well, well… it sure has been a long time since I’ve been Downtown.  It’s about time I updated you all. I am currently in the middle of my WNBA season with the Seattle Storm. Some of you may be aware, some of you may not, but this is my first season with Seattle after being traded from Los Angeles… Read more →

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: Andrew Gaze

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: Andrew Gaze

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Episode 38 is now available for download on iTunes. Tommy Greer and Liam Santamaria are joined in the studio by Australian basketball living legend and member of the FIBA Hall of Fame, Andrew Gaze. In Part 1 the boys chat with Gaze about his formative years growing up inside a basketball stadium, his early years in the NBL, his… Read more →

The King is 'Coming Home'

The King is ‘Coming Home’

Basketball’s biggest star, LeBron James, announced this morning that he will be returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers after four eventful years as a member of the Miami Heat. There was no live ESPN special event this time around, LeBron announced this decision by releasing a heartfelt Sports Illustrated essay with the three-word title ‘I’m Coming Home’. In the essay, which… Read more →

The Curious Case of Mr. Irrelevant

The Curious Case of Mr. Irrelevant

“With the 60th and final pick of the 2011 NBA Draft, the Sacramento Kings select – Isaiah Thomas from the University of Washington.” ~ Adam Silver, Deputy NBA Commissioner, June 23, 2011 As the last player picked, Isaiah Thomas was 2011′s ‘Mr Irrelevant’.  It’s the title bestowed each year upon the last pick in the annual draft and, while it… Read more →

FIBA 2014 Preview: Team USA

FIBA 2014 Preview: Team USA

It is just over 50 days until the start of the FIBA World Cup in Spain and while the Australian Boomers team will have to adjust to playing without two of their biggest names, the reigning Olympic Champions will once again have a plethora of talent to choose from. Team USA’s training camp commences July 28 in Las Vegas (where… Read more →