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Hoops Lab: What We've Learned So Far

The Hoops Lab officially returns for the 2014-15 season as The Professor Andre' Snellings breaks down his first impressions of the season.

Hoops Lab: NBA Playoffs Cheat Sheet 2014

Andre' Snellings rounds out the season with his annual NBA Playoffs Rankings.

Hoops Lab: Accountability

In what has become a yearly tradition, Andre' Snellings has once again put put his money where his mouth is and gone back through some of the predictions he made in the Hoops Lab earlier in the season to see how well he did.

Hoops Lab: Winning Without Superstars

With so many of the top players injured, who can save your team? Andre' Snellings runs down the best players to target over the final week of the season.

Hoops Lab: Top Prospects Go "Poof" Early

Rotowire's Andre Snelling offers up his impressions of this year's top NBA prospects

Hoops Lab: Anthony Davis' Value

Andre' Snellings talks to David Wesley about Anthony Davis' defense and runs through so much more.

Hoops Lab: Reviewing the Sloan Conference

In his review of the Sloan Conference, RotoWire's Andre' Snellings says he couldn't have imagined how awesome the experience was going to be.

Hoops Lab: On My Way to Sloan!

RotoWire's Andre' Snellings is on his way to the Sloan Conference at MIT this weekend to get the straight dope on the newest advancements in advanced stats.

Hoops Lab: The Second Season

With the trade deadline imminent, the second half is apt to begin with a bang, thereby setting up the stretch run of the NBA season.

Hoops Lab: Coaching Changes

With the firing of general manager Chris Grant and head coach Maurice Cheeks this week, fantasy players may be able to capitalize on changes in team dynamics to improve their teams.

Hoops Lab: Legacy Across Sports

Too many people ascribe success and legacy solely to whether a player has won championships, and that thought process is simply lazy.

Hoops Lab: Fantasy All-Stars

With the NBA announcing the All-Star starters this week, Andre' Snellings offers up his picks for the fantasy All-Stars of this season.

Hoops Lab: Life in New York?

Are the resurgences in New York since the New Year real, or will the Nets and Knicks falter again?

Hoops Lab: New Addiction

Could a new daily games addiction help you manage your yearly league better? Sometimes, new addictions are healthy.

Hoops Lab: Missing Harden

With Russell Westbrook sidelined until after the All-Star break following another knee procedure, the trade of James Harden continues to haunt the Thunder.

Hoops Lab: The Ghosts of Christmas Past

Is the era of Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki coming to an end, or do the ghosts of Christmas past still have stories to tell?

Hoops Lab: Blazing the Trail

Portland isn't just winning real games, they're also helping fantasy owners win leagues.

Hoops Lab: The Leastern Conference

We usually use some strategy rules to help find fantasy gold on bad teams, but the depths to which the East is degrading themselves this season is testing some of our long-trusted strategy.

Hoops Lab: Tearing the Band-Aid Off

Though it's devastating, this season's Derrick Rose injury might be more manageable in fantasy than last season's.

Hoops Lab: Who's the Master?

After three weeks of games, who's the best fantasy player in the land?

Hoops Lab: West Coast Offense

The West Coast teams are running up the score, and it's great for fantasy.

Hoops Lab: First Impressions

In the 2013-14 debut of Andre' Snellings' Hoops Lab, the Professor runs through all the big storylines from the first week in the NBA and reflects on a recent draft.

Hoops Lab: The Professor's NBA Playoff Cheat Sheet

Carmelo Anthony clocks in at No. 6.

Hoops Lab: Accountability

Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) runs through the Kobe injury and takes account of his predictions from this season.

Hoops Lab: Advanced Value

Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) breaks down how advanced APM can put a spotlight on the best players and offers some great waiver targets.

Hoops Lab: Few Left Standing

Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) congratulates the managers left standing and offers a bevy of players available on the waiver wire who can help secure a championship.

Hoops Lab: Land of the Unknowns

Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) runs through the unknown players who are fantasy relevant and dissects the NBA in the Hoops Lab.

Hoops Lab: Hot Hot Heat

Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) breaks down the fantasy impact of the Heat's win streak and takes a run through the week's news.

Hoops Lab: Trade Targets

Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) looks at the fantasy trade deadline and breaks down the league's latest news.

Hoops Lab: Curry at the Top

Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) reassesses Stephen Curry's value and dissects the NBA in the Hoops Lab.

Hoops Lab: Preparing for the Stretch

Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) looks at strategy for the rest of the season and runs through all the league happenings during deadline week.

Hoops Lab: LeBron or Jordan

Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) chimes in on the Jordan/LeBron debate and takes a trip through the league.

Hoops Lab: Fantasy MVP Race

Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) breaks down the fantasy MVP race and runs through all the other news leading up to the All-Star Game.

Hoops Lab: Rondo Inconsequential

Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) breaks down the impact of Rondo's injury and takes a run through all the other pertinent league news.

Hoops Lab: "Old Men"

Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) examines the value in older players and runs through the NBA news of the past week.

Hoops Lab: Speculative Moves

Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) tackles some interesting names in the trade rumor mill and runs through all the other hot news that was cooked up this week.

Hoops Lab: Glue Value

Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) tackles Avery Bradley's confusing perception in fantasy and runs through recent league news.

Hoops Lab: Buy Low or Priced Right?

Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) examines the state of Rudy Gay's and Dwight Howard's value this season and takes a run through recent news in the NBA.

Hoops Lab: Chris Paul Anchors the Clips

Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) looks at the concept of offensive anchors like Chris Paul and what it means for fantasy teams.

Hoops Lab: Rondo vs. Ibaka

Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) looks at who's better in fantasy (Rondo or Ibaka) and takes a comb through the rest of the league.

Hoops Lab: Knicks the New Mavs?

Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) dissects the similarities between this year's Knicks and the 2011 Mavs championship team and then takes the pulse of the rest of the NBA.

Hoops Lab: Percentage Wars

Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) breaks down the importance of percentages in roto leagues and runs through the other bullets you should know.

Hoops Lab: Small Ball, Bigs' Value

Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) says Kevin Love could be the No. 1 player in fantasy hoops.

Hoops Lab: Stats Battle

The Professor, Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz), tackles the traditional vs. advanced stats debate and takes a comb through the league.

Hoops Lab: Lakers Style Battle

Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) breaks down D'Antoni's impact in Laker Land and so much more.

Hoops Lab: Don't Go Overboard

Andre' Snellings (@ProffesorDrz) preaches patience and breaks down whose struggles are legit and whose are fake.

Hoops Lab: James Harden and Advanced Stats

Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) breaks down James Harden's value and gets deep into the first round of games.

Hoops Lab: Understanding Who You're Drafting

The Professor (@ProfessorDrz) knows who he is and knows whom he's drafting.

Hoops Lab: Learning on the Job

The Professor prepares for his new job, and it reminds him how to prepare for the fantasy basketball season.

Hoops Lab: Quenching the Thirst for Hoops, Finally

The Professor is back from the offseason desert and ready to talk hoops. Is Amar'e Stoudemire due for a bounce-back season?

Hoops Lab: The Professor's Postseason Cheat Sheet

Tony Parker clocks in at No. 6

Hoops Lab: The Professor Holds Himself Accountable

One player he got right was Andrew Bynum who vastly outperformed his preseason ADP

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Be wary of players with nagging injuries down the stretch - even one missed game can make a huge difference

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Veteran teams are picking it up down the stretch

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Tim Duncan out with DNP-Old

Hoops Lab: Another Run for the Spurs?

Can San Antonio make one more title run? The Professor analyzes the Spurs' championship hopes.

Hoops Lab: The Professor Picks the Lakers to Win the West

Assuming Pau Gasol isn't dealt, no one in the conference can match up with LA's monsters in the paint

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

What impact would Dwight Howard have on a new team?

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

LeBron James is the best basketball player in the world, and it's not even close

Hoops Lab: Rose and Rondo: MVPs of their teams?

Deng, Pierce and KG really power the Bulls and Celtics

Hoops Lab: Whitney Houston and Linsanity

And is it time to sell high on Kobe?

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Players like Paul Pierce (left), Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant are climbing up the all-time lists in several categories.

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Why Amar'e Stoudemire (left) and Carmelo Anthony aren't especially helping the Knicks

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

How the Thunder's Kevin Durant (left) and Russell Westbrook are similar to another duo of once rising stars 15 years ago

Hoops Lab: What Makes a Player a Superstar?

Like Manu Ginobili before him, another under-the-radar player is making his case to be considered among the league's best

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Why LeBron James is the No. 1 Player in Fantasy

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

With Manu Ginobili out for 6-8 weeks, other Spurs will have to step up

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Older players like Kevin Garnett are largely off to slow starts

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Yes, he's a superstar, but his free-throw percentage will kill you... in some formats

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Kobe Bryant has a lot to be angry about this year, and that could fuel his fantasy production

Hoops Lab: The Professor Handicaps the NBA Playoffs

Star veterans like Kevin Garnett should finally see big minutes on a regular basis

Hoops Lab: Grading the Professor

Kevin Love's breakout is one of the things he got right

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Why Derrick Rose will win but not deserve the NBA's MVP award

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Where reality and fantasy diverge: Dwight Howard is the league's best big man by several statistical measures, but he's a liability in some fantasy formats.

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Dwight Howard is on thin ice the rest of the way.

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Unlike his veteran counterparts in San Antonio, Kevin Garnett is picking up the pace as the Celtics fight for home court advantage in the playoffs.

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Carmelo Anthony wasn't the only superstar to relocate this week

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Expect players on contending teams to pick it up after the break

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Is Kobe Bryant's reputation for clutch shooting in crunch time really warranted?

Hoops Lab: The Dog Days

The NBA season is loooong. Use that to your advantage.

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Advanced stats explain why no one on the Mavericks picked up the slack when Dirk Nowitzki was out

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Does It Really Matter Where Carmelo Anthony Ends Up?

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Which underachievers should bounce back?

Hoops Lab: When Injuries Force Your Hand

In head to head leagues, sometimes injuries force you to consolidate your strengths and sacrifice balance. Rajon Rondo (left) is great for steals and assists, but won't get you FT% or 3s.

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Carmelo Anthony could be heading to New York or New Jersey before too long.

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Dwight Howard's numbers should improve, but he's a bad fit for most roto-league teams.

Hoops Lab: Re-thinking the Preseason Rankings at the Quarter Pole

The Professor was high on big men like Luis Scola (pictured), Kevin Love and Joakim Noah, but maybe not high enough

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Dirk Nowitzki's +41.6 on-court/off-court +/- is off the charts.

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Tony Parker and the Spurs are off to a great start, but is it sustainable?

Hoops Lab: The Hoops Lab

Michael Beasley - Buying or Selling?

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Yao Ming's minutes limit could be lifted soon

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Derrick Rose could make the leap to superstardom this year

Hoops Lab: The Professor Tweets Hoop

Rajon Rondo will lead the NBA in assists this year

Hoops Lab: The Professor Talks Hoop

Dwight Howard worked hard on his post game with Hakeem Olajuwon this summer

Hoops Lab: Grading my Predictions

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