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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Who’s Got Next? 2016 NBA Draft Prospects

Australian or not, if you’re not excited about Ben Simmons entering the NBA next season, then you’re not a Basketball fan. His talent has been much publicised as being a once-in-a-generation type talent, the likes of which we’ve not seen since LeBron James. His game has been compared to that of James as well as Magic Johnson and Earvin himself… Read more →

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 14

The NBA All-Star Starters were announced this week and as always, there was plenty of discussion around how fan voting impacts those players who are truly deserving of a roster spot. Your 2016 NBA All-Star Game starters… — ESPN (@espn) January 22, 2016 This year, Kobe Bryant’s farewell to the league has robbed at least one player of a… Read more →

Making the Ten: The Chris Goulding Story

Make no mistake, the NBL’s revival this season is as much about the personalities as it is about the standard of play. They’re the reason why stadiums are filling up across the country and why we tune in to Fox Sports five nights a week to catch the action. There is no bigger personality than Melbourne United guard Chris Goulding…. Read more →