Tom Hersz

Trading Places

Trading Places

Downtown’s Guide to Fantasy Basketball Trading: Louis: “Think big, think positive, never show any sign of weakness. Always go for the throat. Buy low, sell high. Fear? That’s the other guy’s problem. Nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for the absolute carnage you are about to witness. Super Bowl, World Series – they don’t know what pressure is…. Read more →

Music of the Traffic – Week 9

Music of the Traffic – Week 9

NBA Fantasy: Christmas week is finally upon us. It’s a time to relax, unwind, spend time with loved ones and eat way too much food. It is also a time to exchange gifts. Some gifts are big, some small, some are expensive, while others are about the thought that went into them. Whatever the case, we’re all appreciative of any… Read more →

Europa Europa

Europa Europa

The best of the rest … who’s got next? There has been a long history of successful European players in the NBA including Drazen Petrovic, Vlade Divac, Toni Kukoc, Arvydas Sabonis and Rik Smits. However, ever since Don and Donnie Nelson struck gold with a skinny shooting forward out of Wurzburg, Germany, and Gregg Popovich turned an unknown 19 year… Read more →

Music of the Traffic – Week 8

Music of the Traffic – Week 8

NBA Fantasy: The return of Kobe Bryant made the biggest headlines in NBA circles this past week.  After his first game where he struggled, I was asked if he was currently unplayable in Fantasy teams. My response was that he could be great or terrible or anything in between – it is just too early to know. I added that… Read more →

Music of the Traffic – Week 7

Music of the Traffic – Week 7

NBA FANTASY All the hand injuries in the NBA this past week made me think of the classic early-90s film Edward Scissorhands. Young Edward was misunderstood and outcast, but when finally accepted by just one family who gave him a chance, he showed what he was capable of. With that sentiment in mind, who should you take a chance on… Read more →

Music of the Traffic - Week 6

Music of the Traffic – Week 6

NBA FANTASY: Thanksgiving week has come and gone, and hopefully you gave thanks for Rodney Stuckey, Gerald Green, Terrence Jones and Jarred Sullinger. Week 6 has a lighter schedule, so what lies ahead for your Fantasy squads as Summer begins in Australia? Take a trip Downtown as we listen to the music of the traffic and let you know how… Read more →

NKOTB: The 2014 NBA Draft Class

NKOTB: The 2014 NBA Draft Class

There was something special in the air at the United Center in Chicago recently and it had nothing to do with Derrick Rose or the Bulls. Despite the fact that several NBA GMs were on hand to witness what was transpiring on court, it didn’t involve anyone who had ever played a minute of NBA basketball. No, it was the… Read more →

Music of the Traffic

Music of the Traffic

NBA FANTASY WEEK 5: 4 weeks in the books. Things are starting to get interesting. Rotations are becoming much clearer and players who were out early with injuries are starting to return. It’s Thanksgiving week in the US, so what does that mean for your squad for Week 5? As always, the Downtown team is looking out for you; listening… Read more →

Revenge of the Nerds!

Revenge of the Nerds!

NBA FANTASY: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” – Mark Twain As someone who (very) briefly studied statistics at University, this famous quote always makes me smile. Mark Twain was trying to tell us to be wary of statistics being used to bolster a weak argument or being used to prove an opponent’s point. Of… Read more →