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December 1, 2015
Hoops Lab: Giving Thanks for Finding Family
The Professor is back with his takes from around the league, including Kobe Bryant's inability to contribute positively in roto leagues, but not before telling an incredible personal story.
November 24, 2015
Hoops Lab: Overloading to Win When Short-Handed
RotoWire's Andre' Snellings explains his strategies for keeping season-long fantasy teams competitive after being hit with injuries or a poor draft.
November 18, 2015
Hoops Lab: How DFS Helps Season-Long Leagues
Andre' Snellings breaks down how he uses DFS to help his season-long teams, while also touching on whether we need to start worrying if Anthony Davis is injury prone.
November 3, 2015
Hoops Lab: Party Like It's 1999
Don't look now, but the Timberwolves looks like a legitimately good team, and RotoWire's Andre' Snellings says they could make the playoffs. Wait, the T-Wolves in the playoffs?
October 27, 2015
Hoops Lab: The Things We Do For Fantasy Sports
RotoWire's Andre' Snellings is high on Kemba Walker this year and thinks he will outproduce his preseason rankings. That and more in the professor's first column of the 2015-16 regular season.
August 31, 2015
Hoops Lab: Injury Updates
Andre' Snellings takes a look at all the big injury issues to consider when prepping for drafts.
August 6, 2015
Hoops Lab: Veteran Migration
In his latest offseason Hoops Lab, Andre' Snellings looks at the teams that saw the most roster upheaval thanks to adding or jettisoning significant players.
July 25, 2015
Hoops Lab: State of the Rookies Address
It's a month after the 2015 NBA Draft, and most of the big-name rookies played at summer league to give us an idea of how they'll size up in the NBA.
July 17, 2015
Hoops Lab: A Night in Vegas
ProfessorDrz spent a night at Las Vegas Summer League and got a look at some of the top rookies to consider drafting in fantasy basketball next season.
April 13, 2015
Hoops Lab: Accountability for the Professor
The Professor closes the the lab for the season with a look back at some of hits, and misses, from a year's worth of hoops prognosticating.
March 31, 2015
Hoops Lab: Diamonds in the Rough
The Professor goes into the lab this week to analyze non-shooting stats that could identify next year's breakout players, like Minnesota's Gorgui Dieng.
March 23, 2015
Hoops Lab: Who's the Next Scorer of Note?
The Professor goes deep into the stats this week to find players, like the Clippers' J.J. Redick, who might turn into great scorers next season.
March 16, 2015
Hoops Lab: Who's Up Next?
The Professor is back with a key stat that could help predict the next fantasy breakout stars, including the Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
March 9, 2015
Hoops Lab: Know the Game
The Professor explains why the fantasy stardom of surprise hits like Draymond Green could have been predicted by looking at impact stats instead of boxscores.
March 1, 2015
Hoops Lab: Coming Home
The Professor, Andre' Snellings, is back to talk about the greatness of Kevin Garnett's return to Minnesota.
February 17, 2015
Hoops Lab: All-Star Weekend Circle of Life
The Professor recalls his excitement as a kid watching the slam dunk contest and his joy now as a father sharing the excitement of Zach LaVine's exploits with his son.
February 10, 2015
Hoops Lab: Daily Excitement
The first rule of daily games addictions is that you don't talk about your daily games addiction with your significant other.
February 1, 2015
Hoops Lab: Beast Mode?
Don't worry, the usual basketball rundown is inside, but first, ProfessorDrz needs to get something off his chest.
January 24, 2015
Hoops Lab: Klay Goes Kaboom!
Klay Thompson set an NBA record for most points scored in a single quarter Friday when he dropped 37 points on the Sacramento Kings in the third quarter.
December 31, 2014
Hoops Lab: Digging Yourself Out of the Basement Part 2
Hoops Lab 3: The Professor, Andre' Snellings, is back, and he's here to help you dig out of the basement of your head-to-head league.
December 10, 2014
Hoops Lab: Digging Yourself Out of the Basement
Hoops Lab 2: The Professor, Andre' Snellings, is back, and he's here to help you dig out of the basement of your rotisserie league.
November 12, 2014
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.
April 17, 2014
Hoops Lab: NBA Playoffs Cheat Sheet 2014
Andre' Snellings rounds out the season with his annual NBA Playoffs Rankings.
April 13, 2014
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.
April 6, 2014
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.
March 27, 2014
Hoops Lab: Top Prospects Go "Poof" Early
Rotowire's Andre Snelling offers up his impressions of this year's top NBA prospects
March 16, 2014
Hoops Lab: Anthony Davis' Value
Andre' Snellings talks to David Wesley about Anthony Davis' defense and runs through so much more.
March 9, 2014
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.
February 28, 2014
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.
February 18, 2014
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.
February 9, 2014
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.
February 3, 2014
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.
January 26, 2014
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.
January 19, 2014
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?
January 5, 2014
Hoops Lab: New Addiction
Could a new daily games addiction help you manage your yearly league better? Sometimes, new addictions are healthy.
December 28, 2013
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.
December 23, 2013
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?
December 14, 2013
Hoops Lab: Blazing the Trail
Portland isn't just winning real games, they're also helping fantasy owners win leagues.
December 7, 2013
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.
December 1, 2013
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.
November 21, 2013
Hoops Lab: Who's the Master?
After three weeks of games, who's the best fantasy player in the land?
November 17, 2013
Hoops Lab: West Coast Offense
The West Coast teams are running up the score, and it's great for fantasy.
November 6, 2013
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.
April 18, 2013
Hoops Lab: The Professor's NBA Playoff Cheat Sheet
Carmelo Anthony clocks in at No. 6.
April 14, 2013
Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) runs through the Kobe injury and takes account of his predictions from this season.
April 7, 2013
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.
March 30, 2013
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.
March 22, 2013
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.
March 16, 2013
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.
March 8, 2013
Hoops Lab: Trade Targets
Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) looks at the fantasy trade deadline and breaks down the league's latest news.
March 1, 2013
Hoops Lab: Curry at the Top
Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) reassesses Stephen Curry's value and dissects the NBA in the Hoops Lab.
February 23, 2013
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.
February 15, 2013
Hoops Lab: LeBron or Jordan
Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) chimes in on the Jordan/LeBron debate and takes a trip through the league.
February 8, 2013
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.
February 1, 2013
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.
January 25, 2013
Hoops Lab: "Old Men"
Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) examines the value in older players and runs through the NBA news of the past week.
January 18, 2013
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.
January 11, 2013
Hoops Lab: Glue Value
Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) tackles Avery Bradley's confusing perception in fantasy and runs through recent league news.
January 4, 2013
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.
December 28, 2012
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.
December 21, 2012
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.
December 14, 2012
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.
December 7, 2012
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.
November 30, 2012
Hoops Lab: Small Ball, Bigs' Value
Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) says Kevin Love could be the No. 1 player in fantasy hoops.
November 23, 2012
Hoops Lab: Stats Battle
The Professor, Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz), tackles the traditional vs. advanced stats debate and takes a comb through the league.
November 16, 2012
Hoops Lab: Lakers Style Battle
Andre' Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) breaks down D'Antoni's impact in Laker Land and so much more.
November 9, 2012
Hoops Lab: Don't Go Overboard
Andre' Snellings (@ProffesorDrz) preaches patience and breaks down whose struggles are legit and whose are fake.
November 2, 2012
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.
October 25, 2012
Hoops Lab: Understanding Who You're Drafting
The Professor (@ProfessorDrz) knows who he is and knows whom he's drafting.
October 20, 2012
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.
October 12, 2012
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?
April 27, 2012
Hoops Lab: The Professor's Postseason Cheat Sheet
Tony Parker clocks in at No. 6
April 20, 2012
Hoops Lab: The Professor Holds Himself Accountable
One player he got right was Andrew Bynum who vastly outperformed his preseason ADP
April 12, 2012
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
April 5, 2012
Veteran teams are picking it up down the stretch
March 29, 2012
Tim Duncan out with DNP-Old
March 23, 2012
Hoops Lab: Another Run for the Spurs?
Can San Antonio make one more title run? The Professor analyzes the Spurs' championship hopes.
March 14, 2012
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
March 7, 2012
What impact would Dwight Howard have on a new team?
March 1, 2012
LeBron James is the best basketball player in the world, and it's not even close
February 23, 2012
Hoops Lab: Rose and Rondo: MVPs of their teams?
Deng, Pierce and KG really power the Bulls and Celtics
February 16, 2012
Hoops Lab: Whitney Houston and Linsanity
And is it time to sell high on Kobe?
February 8, 2012
Players like Paul Pierce (left), Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant are climbing up the all-time lists in several categories.
February 2, 2012
Why Amar'e Stoudemire (left) and Carmelo Anthony aren't especially helping the Knicks
January 26, 2012
How the Thunder's Kevin Durant (left) and Russell Westbrook are similar to another duo of once rising stars 15 years ago
January 18, 2012
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
January 12, 2012
Why LeBron James is the No. 1 Player in Fantasy
January 4, 2012
With Manu Ginobili out for 6-8 weeks, other Spurs will have to step up
December 28, 2011
Older players like Kevin Garnett are largely off to slow starts
December 22, 2011
Yes, he's a superstar, but his free-throw percentage will kill you... in some formats
December 15, 2011
Kobe Bryant has a lot to be angry about this year, and that could fuel his fantasy production
April 14, 2011
NBA Playoff Cheat Sheet: The Professor Handicaps the NBA Playoffs
Star veterans like Kevin Garnett should finally see big minutes on a regular basis
March 30, 2011
Hoops Lab: Grading the Professor
Kevin Love's breakout is one of the things he got right
March 23, 2011
Why Derrick Rose will win but not deserve the NBA's MVP award
March 16, 2011
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.
March 9, 2011
Dwight Howard is on thin ice the rest of the way.
March 2, 2011
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.
February 23, 2011
Carmelo Anthony wasn't the only superstar to relocate this week
February 16, 2011
Expect players on contending teams to pick it up after the break
February 9, 2011
February 2, 2011
Is Kobe Bryant's reputation for clutch shooting in crunch time really warranted?
January 26, 2011
Hoops Lab: The Dog Days
The NBA season is loooong. Use that to your advantage.
January 19, 2011
Advanced stats explain why no one on the Mavericks picked up the slack when Dirk Nowitzki was out
January 12, 2011
Does It Really Matter Where Carmelo Anthony Ends Up?
January 5, 2011
Which underachievers should bounce back?
December 29, 2010
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.
December 22, 2010
Carmelo Anthony could be heading to New York or New Jersey before too long.
December 15, 2010
Dwight Howard's numbers should improve, but he's a bad fit for most roto-league teams.
December 8, 2010
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
December 1, 2010
Dirk Nowitzki's +41.6 on-court/off-court +/- is off the charts.
November 24, 2010
Tony Parker and the Spurs are off to a great start, but is it sustainable?
November 17, 2010
Hoops Lab: The Hoops Lab
Michael Beasley - Buying or Selling?
November 10, 2010
Yao Ming's minutes limit could be lifted soon
November 3, 2010
Derrick Rose could make the leap to superstardom this year
October 27, 2010
Hoops Lab: The Professor Tweets Hoop
Rajon Rondo will lead the NBA in assists this year
October 21, 2010
Dwight Howard worked hard on his post game with Hakeem Olajuwon this summer
April 11, 2010
Hoops Lab: Grading my Predictions
April 6, 2010
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 25
March 30, 2010
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 24
March 23, 2010
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 23
March 16, 2010
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 22
March 9, 2010
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 21
March 2, 2010
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 20
February 23, 2010
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 19
February 16, 2010
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 18
February 9, 2010
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 17
February 2, 2010
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 16
January 26, 2010
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 15
January 19, 2010
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 14
January 12, 2010
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 13
January 5, 2010
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 12
December 29, 2009
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 11
December 22, 2009
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 10
December 15, 2009
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 9
December 8, 2009
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 8
December 1, 2009
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 7
November 24, 2009
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 6
November 17, 2009
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 5
November 10, 2009
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 4
November 3, 2009
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 3
October 27, 2009
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 2
October 20, 2009
Hoops Lab: Hoops Lab-Week 1
April 10, 2009
Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 22
April 3, 2009
Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 21
March 27, 2009
Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 20
March 20, 2009
Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 19
March 13, 2009
Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 18
March 5, 2009
Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 17
February 27, 2009
Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 16
February 20, 2009
Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 15
February 13, 2009
Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 14
February 5, 2009
Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 13
January 29, 2009
Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 12
January 22, 2009
Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 11
January 15, 2009
Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 10
January 9, 2009
Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 9
December 31, 2008
Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 8
December 19, 2008
Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 7
December 12, 2008
Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 6
November 28, 2008
Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 5
November 21, 2008
Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 4
November 14, 2008
Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 3
November 7, 2008
Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 2
October 31, 2008
Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 1
April 10, 2008
Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 25
April 3, 2008
Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 24
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Hoops Lab: NBA Hoops Lab-Week 23
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