Tom Hersz

When you’re introduced to the NBA as a 6 year old in 1984, staying up late to watch Bird, Magic and Dr. J, it’s pretty hard not to fall in love with the game. I became consumed with the Association, and as my own game was developing, I tried to emulate as much as I could at an early age and learn how to play “the right way”. I have memories as a teenager of being glued to Saturday Basketball on TV and spending every spare cent I had on basketball cards and replica jerseys and so began my obsession with NBA knowledge and stats. I played my first season of Fantasy Hoops in 2002, as my serious playing days were slowing down. I now play in 5 or 6 leagues every year. To say I’m obsessed with Fantasy Hoops would be an understatement. To say I love nothing more than sharing my opinion on a player’s value would be entirely accurate, and I guess, the reason why I’m here.

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Stop! Don't Panic

Stop! Don’t Panic

NBA FANTASY HOOPS We’re less than 2 weeks into the NBA season, and already there are several players who are not living up to expectations. You planned carefully for your draft, you projected their production for this season, you watched closely during preseason to ensure they were getting the minutes and usage you anticipated, and you drafted accordingly. So what… Read more →

Tank-a-palooza

Tank-a-palooza

Palooza – English. Etymology: From Lollapalooza, a music festival. Noun (plural paloozas): An exaggerated event. Related terms: -a-palooza[1] As we approach the 2013/2014 NBA season, one thing is abundantly clear; there are NOT 30 teams competing for an NBA Championship. What is abnormal about this, you ask? Isn’t it common for some teams to know they are not going to… Read more →

Time Of The Season

Time Of The Season

What’s your name? Who’s your daddy? Is he rich like me? Has he taken, any time, to show you what you need to live? Tell it to me slowly, tell you what? I really want to know-ow. It’s the time of the season for LEARNING![1] Preseason is over. The regular season tip-off is imminent. So what have we learned from… Read more →

2013/14 NBA Fantasy Preview

2013/14 NBA Fantasy Preview

Unknown, Unseen, Are We Living Underneath the Radar? If you’re like me (and given you’re reading this, you likely are), then you are giddy with excitement at the imminent return of NBA Basketball. You are eager to know whether Derrick Rose will be Derrick Rose again, if Kobe will play on opening night, and if the Brooklyn experiment will be… Read more →