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Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 21

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 21

Shut down for the season. Those are the words that no one wants to hear or read about one of their star players—especially this time of year. However, every season players on teams with no chance of making the postseason, or those with lingering injuries, get shelved, and as a fantasy manager there’s little you can do about it. Eric… Read more →

Something to Remember Me By: NBL 2016-17

Something to Remember Me By: NBL 2016-17

In the afterglow of the NBL’s 39th season, three Downtown writers have assembled, each with something worth remembering about 2016-17. Liam Santamaria (NBL.com.au): The Adelaide 36ers were riveting When we look back, #NBL17 will be remembered for three things: Perth’s title defence, the insanely close ladder and the Adelaide 36ers. This year’s 36ers were a revelation, crushing lowly expectations by… Read more →

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 20

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 20

When you think of international basketball players in the NBA over the past 15 years, the first name that pops into most heads is Dirk Werner Nowitzki. Now in his 19th NBA season, the man who redefined the stretch four position, the former NBA Finals MVP, NBA champion, NBA MVP and 13-time All-Star set a new record this past week…. Read more →

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 19

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 19

Dear Kyle Lowry and Kevin Durant Owners, Commiserations. Regards, The Fantasy Gods If you own either of these guys, like I do (and both in a roto league), you’re in a world of pain now. With just six weeks left of the regular season, losing your first- or second-round pick is like being told you’ve won an Oscar, only to… Read more →

If We Gave Out the NBA Awards Now

If We Gave Out the NBA Awards Now

By this point of the season, we’re starting to get a pretty good idea of who the major contenders are, who the busts are and which players have their teams primed for a playoff push. It’s the time of the year when everyone starts getting over that regular-season hump and begins looking ahead to the postseason. But one thing that’s… Read more →

The 2016-17 NBA Mid-Season Fantasy Awards

The 2016-17 NBA Mid-Season Fantasy Awards

“You’re not perfect, sport, and let me save you the suspense: this girl you’ve met, she’s not perfect either. But the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other.” With a small break post-All-Star weekend, it’s really the last chance to assess how your NBA fantasy team is truly performing. Do you have the right mix to really… Read more →

At an Unhappy Crossroads

At an Unhappy Crossroads

It seems like Carmelo Anthony’s tenure as a New York Knick may be coming to an end. The Knicks are in the midst of another losing season, their fourth in a row. Their roster is aging, filled with former All-Stars and first-round picks whose careers (and joints) have seen better days. Among the old-timers is a young developing star in… Read more →

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 17

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 17

If you watched the Cavs at Wizards overtime game earlier this week, you witnessed one of the best regular season games you’ll ever see. Not only was it high-scoring with several talented players going at each other, it was also an intense contest that neither team wanted to lose. The Cavs have been sputtering lately and desperately needed to win… Read more →

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 15

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 15

Team disharmony is a dangerous thing. It seems to be following Rajon Rondo around since he left Boston, and this week it resurfaced in Chicago. Rondo called out teammates Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade for their lack of leadership after they blamed a recent loss on younger teammates not wanting it enough or caring enough. Rondo fired back via an… Read more →