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Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 6

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 6

With five weeks in the books, it’s always a good time to reflect on where things are, and there’s no better time to do so than during Thanksgiving week. Looking up and down your roster, you may have some mixed feelings. For example, in one of my redraft H2H leagues, I’m thankful that Al Horford is finally back and ballin’,… Read more →

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 5

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 5

We all love an underdog, a story of triumph against the odds, and perhaps there’s no greater basketball underdog story than that of the Hickory High School basketball team, immortalised in the movie Hoosiers. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the film, which was loosely based on the success of the Milan High School team in 1954. It told… Read more →

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 4

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 4

For all the talk that last year couldn’t be replicated, that the team was different now and his role had to change, that we wouldn’t see anything like the craziness we witnessed in that record-setting season— well, I guess there was one guy not listening. A heat check is one thing, but when you start throwing flames through the hoop… Read more →

The NBL’s Promising First Acts of 2016-17

The NBL’s Promising First Acts of 2016-17

The NBL regular season is a quarter of the way done, and many narratives have been introduced by what’s happened so far. Below are four of this year’s best first acts, those developments that have set up a compelling new story that’ll unfold through the rest of ’16-17. Jaron Johnson got fired and rehired Entering this season, the Wildcats had… Read more →

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 3

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 3

Change is inevitable, but some handle it better than others. Take Kevin Durant’s move to Golden State for example. It would seem he’s handling it just fine and you could say that Russell Westbrook is also dealing with it as best as he can. The same cannot be said for Enes Kanter. When the Thunder rolled into Oakland on Thursday… Read more →

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 2

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 2

There was a clear top five in most fantasy formats this season, but one player didn’t care much for others’ opinions. He was a former number one lock in fantasy leagues until repeated injury-shortened seasons caused fantasy managers from Perth to Boston to push him down their draft boards. They said Karl-Anthony Towns was a newer, better and healthier version…. Read more →

With Ben Simmons Out, Who Wins Rookie of the Year?

With Ben Simmons Out, Who Wins Rookie of the Year?

After this year’s draft, most people had Ben Simmons as the overwhelming favourite to win Rookie of the Year in 2017. However, after he suffered a broken bone in his right foot late last month, the award will in all likelihood be given elsewhere. During a scrimmage on the 76ers’ final day of training camp, Simmons rolled his ankle and… Read more →

Downtown’s 2016-17 NBA Predictions

Downtown’s 2016-17 NBA Predictions

A new NBA season begins Wednesday morning Australian time, making this a fitting moment for prognostication. Consequently, four Downtown writers are here with their guesses about what’ll go down in 2016-17. Conference Finalists Tom Hersz: Cleveland, Toronto, Golden State, Los Angeles Clippers Michael Collins: Cleveland, Boston, Golden State, Los Angeles Clippers Matt Johnson: Cleveland, Atlanta, Golden State, Los Angeles Clippers… Read more →

2016-17 NBA Fantasy Preview – Part 2

2016-17 NBA Fantasy Preview – Part 2

When Jerry Maguire put himself out there 20 years ago with his “mission statement,” it was because he believed in something, as you will need to on draft day. In Part 1, we looked at breakout candidates, those players who are overhyped, ones not to forget about on draft day, those you can let go of and the guys who… Read more →

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