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NBA Team Previews: Minnesota Timberwolves
NBA Team Previews: Minnesota Timberwolves
The Timberwolves have been thrown under the bus this offseason, but could they shock the world and improve enough on defense to be a better team this season despite losing Kevin Love?
NBA Team Previews: Atlanta Hawks
NBA Team Previews: Atlanta Hawks
Al Horford will be back and healthy this season, and the Hawks have the depth to reduce their starters' minutes if they want. Will the Hawks' fantasy boon of 2013-14 be a bust in 2014-15?
NBA Team Previews: Sacramento Kings
NBA Team Previews: Sacramento Kings
Will Ben McLemore find his groove in his second season, or will Nik Stauskas make McLemore a thrift store afterthought?
NBA Team Previews: Denver Nuggets
NBA Team Previews: Denver Nuggets
In coach Brian Shaw's second year with the Nuggets, will he finally tighten his rotation, or will fantasy owners continue to be sold fool's gold by the Nuggets.
Offseason Moves: Eastern Conference
Offseason Moves: Eastern Conference
It's always tough to keep track of all the player movement around the league. Here's a quick breakdown of the Eastern Conference and the team-by-team analysis.
Coaching Tiers 2014: Where Popovich Finishes Last
Coaching Tiers 2014: Where Popovich Finishes Last
If minutes are the most important stat in fantasy, then it's important to know which coaches run the most fantasy-friendly rotations and whether last year's trends will continue.
NBA Team Previews: Phoenix Suns
NBA Team Previews: Phoenix Suns
Eric Bledsoe's fate with the Suns remains undecided, leaving great speculation as to how much the addition of Isaiah Thomas to the backcourt will hurt both players' value.
NBA Team Previews: Oklahoma City Thunder
NBA Team Previews: Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook is expected to be fully healthy coming into the season. Will Reggie Jackson be pushed back to a bench role or be asked to start at shooting guard? Also, is it Steven Adams' time to shine?
NBA Team Previews: Philadelphia 76ers
NBA Team Previews: Philadelphia 76ers
Michael Carter-Williams has a great opportunity to be the most valuable on a destitute team. He was a top-15 player in head-to-head leagues last season, but can he improve his efficiency to be better in rotisserie?
NBA Team Previews: Boston Celtics
NBA Team Previews: Boston Celtics
The Celtics seem to lack an identity yet under coach Brad Stevens. Will they finally throw out a consistent lineup this season, or will Stevens continue to examine his depth again?
NBA Team Previews: Charlotte Hornets
NBA Team Previews: Charlotte Hornets
The addition of Lance Stephenson raises the Hornets' profile in the East, but will MKG develop on offense, and how high can Kemba Walker rise?
NBA Team Previews: Toronto Raptors
NBA Team Previews: Toronto Raptors
Was Kyle Lowry's success merely a result of his pursuit of a new contract last season, or will he be worth his high price tag this season?
NBA Team Previews: Utah Jazz
NBA Team Previews: Utah Jazz
The Jazz have a new coach and a roster devoid of pesky veterans, so we should finally see what all the potential on the Jazz roster will mean for their future in fantasy.
Yahoo Expert Mock Draft: Head-to-Head League
Yahoo Expert Mock Draft: Head-to-Head League
RotoWire's NBA writers held a head-to-head mock draft on Yahoo! for a 12-team, 9-category league. Our H2H rankings are previewed in the piece.
NBA Team Previews: Chicago Bulls
NBA Team Previews: Chicago Bulls
Regardless of Derrick Rose's health, the Bulls have put together a team with refined depth that should go far this season, but with depth comes reduced fantasy value.
NBA Draft Kit: Suspension Report
NBA Draft Kit: Suspension Report
Players can be suspended for a variety of reasons, and with a lot of the penalties that result in suspensions affecting the end of the season, it's important to review its fantasy impact.
NBA Draft Strategy: Head-to-Head Playoff Team Rankings
NBA Draft Strategy: Head-to-Head Playoff Team Rankings
RotoWire's J.J. Calle broke down which NBA teams have the best schedules during the head-to-head fantasy playoffs.
NBA Team Previews: Indiana Pacers
NBA Team Previews: Indiana Pacers
The Pacers have open starting jobs at shooting guard and small forward. Can two players claim those roles, or will the Pacers play the matchup game?
NBA Team Previews: Washington Wizards
NBA Team Previews: Washington Wizards
Paul Pierce played a career-low 28 minutes on the Nets last season. Will his minutes go back over 30-plus per game, or is he too old at 37 years old?
NBA Team Previews: New Orleans Pelicans
NBA Team Previews: New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans traded for Omer Asik to improve their already exciting defense in the frontcourt, but their fortunes seem more tied to the health they found elusive last season. Can they stay healthy and win?
NBA Team Previews: Dallas Mavericks
NBA Team Previews: Dallas Mavericks
Chandler Parsons has joined the Mavs expecting to play a bigger role than he did for the Rockets, but can his stats improve much with Dirk, Monta, and a three-headed monster at point?
Analyzing Yahoo Fantasy Basketball Rankings: Sleepers and Busts
Analyzing Yahoo Fantasy Basketball Rankings: Sleepers and Busts
Originally posted on the RotoWire Blog, this article breaks down the initial player rankings from Yahoo to offer an evaluation of potential sleepers and busts.
NBA Team Previews: Los Angeles Clippers
NBA Team Previews: Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers brought in Spencer Hawes to shore up their frontcourt depth, but an underrated development could be having J.J. Redick healthy this season.
NBA Daily Games Strategy: Intro to Daily Fantasy Basketball
NBA Daily Games Strategy: Intro to Daily Fantasy Basketball
Daily fantasy basketball games are becoming more popular every day, but the strategy to win each daily game is different than in yearly leagues. RotoWire's Scott Malewig is here to help break down the most popular daily game sites and how to play them.
NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Pacific Division)
NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Pacific Division)
Isaiah Thomas' move to Phoenix this offseason could result in his fantasy value taking a monumental hit, but will Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe's value take a hit, too?
NBA Draft Strategy: How to Punt in Fantasy Basketball
NBA Draft Strategy: How to Punt in Fantasy Basketball
Punting can work in most leagues, but you need to know how to punt based on your league's style and setup. RotoWire's Josh Lloyd breaks down how to do that for your league.
NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Northwest Division)
NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Northwest Division)
There is plenty of young talent in the Northwest Division this year that could lead to a lot of unique players having value this season.
NBA Team Previews: Cleveland Cavaliers
NBA Team Previews: Cleveland Cavaliers
Sleeper, bust, and the fantasy value of the Cavaliers are all broken down by RotoWire's Perry Missner. Can LeBron James bring a title to his hometown?
NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Southwest Division)
NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Southwest Division)
With two new point guards and Devin Harris re-signed, who's going to start at point guard for the Dallas Mavericks?
NBA Injury Analysis: Players Returning from Injury
NBA Injury Analysis: Players Returning from Injury
Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose are just two of the key players who were sidelined by significant injuries last season. Jeff Stotts breaks down the risk involved with drafting each player.
NBA Team Previews: Los Angeles Lakers
NBA Team Previews: Los Angeles Lakers
Sleeper, bust, and the fantasy value of the Lakers are all broken down by RotoWire's Lakers beat writer, Josh Lloyd. Do you believe in the Jordan Hill hype?
NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Southeast Division)
NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Southeast Division)
How will coach Jacque Vaughn deploy his Magic roster filled with young players? Will any of their veterans be in the rotation?
NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Central Division)
NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Central Division)
Who would have guessed that all the red-hot offseason news would take place in the Central Division? RotoWire's Ken Crites breaks down the impact and position battles.
NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Atlantic Division)
NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Atlantic Division)
The Raptors and Nets have their starting lineups pretty well defined, but the Celtics, Knicks, and Sixers should have some healthy position battles in training camp.
NBA Draft Kit: Out-of-Position Stats
NBA Draft Kit: Out-of-Position Stats
In general, guards and big men have typical stats that they contribute in fantasy, but some players excel at providing out-of-position stats. Recognizing these players can help bring the bacon home.
NBA Draft Kit: Contract-Year Players 2014-15
NBA Draft Kit: Contract-Year Players 2014-15
RotoWire's Josh Lloyd has produced a breakdown of all the potential contract-year players for the 2014-15 season. Who do you think is going to play harder for a big contract?
2014 NBA Rookie Projection: Julius Randle
2014 NBA Rookie Projection: Julius Randle
RotoWire's Marc Roberts looks at the best, average, and worst-case scenarios for No. 7 pick Julius Randle in his seventh of a series of articles detailing the projected value of the top rookies for 2014-15.
Advanced Stats Analysis: Lance Stephenson's Value with the Hornets
Advanced Stats Analysis: Lance Stephenson's Value with the Hornets
Lance Stephenson has signed with the Charlotte Hornets. How will a move from the Pacers to the Hornets affect his fantasy value?
Fielkow's Law NBA: Nikola Mirotic Finally Joins the Bulls
Fielkow's Law NBA: Nikola Mirotic Finally Joins the Bulls
Nikola Mirotic has earned several awards overseas since being drafted 23rd overall in 2011, but will his success abroad lead to success as an NBA rookie?
2014 NBA Rookie Projection: Dante Exum
2014 NBA Rookie Projection: Dante Exum
RotoWire's Marc Roberts looks at the best, average, and worst-case scenarios for No. 5 pick Dante Exum in his fifth of a series of articles detailing the projected value of the top rookies for 2014-15.
Advanced Stats Analysis: Luol Deng's Value with the Heat
Advanced Stats Analysis: Luol Deng's Value with the Heat
Luol Deng agreed to sign with the Miami Heat. How will a move from the Cavaliers to the Heat affect his fantasy value?
Advanced Stats Analysis: Trevor Ariza's Value with the Rockets
Advanced Stats Analysis: Trevor Ariza's Value with the Rockets
Trevor Ariza agreed to sign with the Houston Rockets. How will a move from the Wizards to the Rockets affect his fantasy value?
Advanced Stats Analysis: Paul Pierce's Value with the Wizards
Advanced Stats Analysis: Paul Pierce's Value with the Wizards
Paul Pierce agreed to sign with the Washington Wizards. How will a move from a role with limited minutes on the Nets to a potentially bigger role on the Wizards affect his fantasy value?
Advanced Stats Analysis: Chandler Parsons' Value with the Mavericks
Advanced Stats Analysis: Chandler Parsons' Value with the Mavericks
Chandler Parsons agreed to sign with the Mavericks. How will a move from a limited role on the Rockets to a focal role on the Mavericks affect his fantasy value?
Advanced Stats Analysis: LeBron James' Value with the Cavs
Advanced Stats Analysis: LeBron James' Value with the Cavs
LeBron James agreed to sign with the Cavaliers on Friday. How will a move from a slow-paced offense on the Heat to an unclear offense on the Cavaliers affect his fantasy value?
2014 Rookie Projection: Aaron Gordon
2014 Rookie Projection: Aaron Gordon
RotoWire's Marc Roberts looks at the best, average, and worst-case scenarios for No. 4 pick Aaron Gordon in his fourth of a series of articles detailing the projected value of the top rookies for 2014-15.
Advanced Stats Analysis: Channing Frye's Value with the Magic
Advanced Stats Analysis: Channing Frye's Value with the Magic
Channing Frye agreed to a four-year, $32 million contract with the Magic on Monday. How will a move from a starting role on the Suns to an unclear role on the Magic affect his value in fantasy?
Advanced Stats Analysis: Josh McRoberts' Value with the Heat
Advanced Stats Analysis: Josh McRoberts' Value with the Heat
Josh McRoberts agreed to a four-year contract with the Heat on Monday. How will a move from a starting role on the Bobcats to an unclear role on the Heat affect his value in fantasy?
Advanced Stats Analysis: Spencer Hawes' Value with the Clippers
Advanced Stats Analysis: Spencer Hawes' Value with the Clippers
Spencer Hawes agreed to a four-year, $23 million contract with the Clippers on Friday. How will a move from a starting role on the Cavs to a backup role on the Clippers affect his value in fantasy?
2014 NBA Rookie Projection: Joel Embiid
2014 NBA Rookie Projection: Joel Embiid
RotoWire's Marc Roberts looks at the best, average, and worst-case scenarios for No. 3 pick Joel Embiid in his third of a series of articles detailing the projected value of the top rookies for 2014-15.
Advanced Stats Analysis: Darren Collison's Value with the Kings
Advanced Stats Analysis: Darren Collison's Value with the Kings
Darren Collison agreed to a three-year, $16 million contract with the Kings on Thursday. How will a move from backing up Chris Paul to a potential starting role with the Kings affect his value in fantasy?
Advanced Stats Analysis: Jodie Meeks' Value in Detroit
Advanced Stats Analysis: Jodie Meeks' Value in Detroit
The Pistons agreed to a three-year, $19.5 million contract with free agent Jodie Meeks on Tuesday. How will a move from a Mike D'Antoni offense to a Stan Van Gundy offense change his value in fantasy?
2014 NBA Rookie Projection: Jabari Parker
2014 NBA Rookie Projection: Jabari Parker
RotoWire's Marc Roberts looks at the best, average, and worst-case scenarios for No. 2 pick Jabari Parker in his second of a series of articles detailing the projected value of the top rookies from the 2014 NBA Draft.
2014 NBA Rookie Projection: Andrew Wiggins
2014 NBA Rookie Projection: Andrew Wiggins
RotoWire's Marc Roberts looks at the best, average, and worst-case scenarios for No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins in his first of a series of articles detailing the projected value of the top rookies from the 2014 NBA Draft.
2014 NBA Draft: Winners and Losers
2014 NBA Draft: Winners and Losers
RotoWire's Nick Pitner breaks down the winners and losers from Thursday's 2014 NBA Draft.
2014 NBA Draft: Fantasy Value Review
2014 NBA Draft: Fantasy Value Review
RotoWire's Josh Lloyd broke down every team's selections from the 2014 NBA Draft to discuss each player's potential value in fantasy next season. This is a must-read piece.
Rebound & Rant: On the Road to the NBA
Rebound & Rant: On the Road to the NBA
RotoWire's Ken Crites recorded his immediate reactions in a stream-of-consciousness blog. If you wish Jack Kerouac were an NBA blogger, this is your kind of piece.
2014 NBA Draft: Chat LIVE with RotoWire's NBA Writers
2014 NBA Draft: Chat LIVE with RotoWire's NBA Writers
The RotoWire fantasy basketball podcast crew will be chatting about the 2014 NBA Draft from 6:00-10:00 p.m. ET. Come join the conversation! Free to non-subscribers.
NBA Blog: Checking in on the Donald Sterling Mess
NBA Blog: Checking in on the Donald Sterling Mess
RotoWire's Gary Brotman uses his perspective as an attorney to look at the Donald Sterling situation that currently plagues the NBA and Clippers franchise.
Daily Fantasy Basketball 101: TradeSports Real-Time Trading Contests
Daily Fantasy Basketball 101: TradeSports Real-Time Trading Contests
Jerry Donabedian takes his first stab at TradeSports new real-time trading contests during the NBA Conference Finals.
NBA Blog: Evaluating Playoff Production
NBA Blog: Evaluating Playoff Production
Does playoff production carry over to the next season? Marc Roberts takes a look at Bradley Beal and Draymond Green's playoff production to determine if they'll carry their production into next season.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Monday-Tuesday Contests
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Monday-Tuesday Contests
With just two games on the schedule, finding the right value plays will make a difference in whether or not you finish in the money.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Sunday-Monday Contests
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Sunday-Monday Contests
With just two games on the schedule, finding the right value plays will make a difference in whether or not you finish in the money.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday
With just two games on the schedule, finding the right value plays will make a difference in whether or not you finish in the money.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday
With just two games on the schedule, finding the right value plays will make a difference in whether or not you finish in the money.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Tuesday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Tuesday
With just two games on the schedule, finding the right value plays will make a difference in whether or not you finish in the money.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Monday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Monday
With just two games on the schedule, finding the right value plays will make a difference in whether or not you finish in the money.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Sunday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Sunday
With just two games on the schedule, finding the right value plays will make a difference in whether or not you finish in the money.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Saturday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Saturday
With just two games on the schedule, finding the right value plays will make a difference in whether or not you finish in the money.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday
With just two games on the schedule, finding the right value plays will make a difference in whether or not you finish in the money.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Tuesday-Wednesday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Tuesday-Wednesday
DraftKings' games have moved to two-day contests to help widen the player pool and ready daily games players for when the NBA gets down to just one game per night.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Monday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Monday
With just two games on the schedule, finding the right value plays will make a difference in whether or not you finish in the money.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Sunday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Sunday
With just two games on the docket, capitalizing on the right mix of elite players and low-salary options will be key to winning.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Saturday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Saturday
There are three Game 7s scheduled for Saturday, with some interesting options to consider as value plays in daily games.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Friday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Friday
There are three Game Sixes scheduled for Friday, with some interesting options to consider as value plays in fantasy daily games
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday
There are three more playoff games Thursday, all potential series clinchers, so expect guys like Andre Iguodala and Serge Ibaka to play like their playoff lives depended on it.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday
There are three NBA playoff games Wednesday, but most of the best options for fantasy daily games will likely be found in the Rockets-Trail Blazers matchup, as they each should continue to put up big offensive numbers
FanDuel NBA: Playoffs Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NBA: Playoffs Value Plays for the Week
RotoWire's Kevin Payne runs through some of the value plays he'll be looking to use in lineups on FanDuel this week.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Tuesday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Tuesday
There are some things to considering going into Tuesday's playoff games, including Nene's return to the Wizard's lineup, and whether or not the Thunder can find their offensive rhythm.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Monday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Monday
With three games on the docket Monday and the Bobcats on the verge of elimination, could a desperation play of Kemba Walker or other Bobcats pay dividends?
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Sunday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Sunday
With Nene suspended for Game 4 on Sunday, Marcin Gortat could excel. And LaMarcus Aldridge's elite play makes him an interesting high-priced option.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Saturday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Saturday
There are four games on the schedule and some good value plays at pretty much every position.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Friday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Friday
There are three games on Friday's NBA Playoff schedule, and finding the best value players for fantasy daily games continues to be a daunting task
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday
As the playoffs go on, so do the daily fantasy games and the search for the best value plays to put you in the money
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday
There are three playoff games Wednesday night, and there are some big names players that can help you come out on top in your fantasy daily games
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Tuesday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Tuesday
There are three games on the schedule for Tuesday, all including very good defensive teams, so finding offensive output in fantasy daily games may be difficult.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Monday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Monday
There are just two games on the playoffs docket Monday, and with teams tightening their rotations, it's going to make finding those productive cheap players hard.
FanDuel NBA: Playoffs Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NBA: Playoffs Value Plays for the Week
RotoWire's Kevin Payne runs through some of the value plays he'll be looking to use in lineups on FanDuel this week.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Sunday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Sunday
Don't just watch the NBA playoffs, be a part of it. Play daily games, and have more to root for ... and against.
DraftKings NBA: 2014 Playoffs Edition - Part 1
DraftKings NBA: 2014 Playoffs Edition - Part 1
Dave Loughran desribes his best value fantasy daily games options for the opening night of the 2014 NBA Playoffs
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Saturday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Saturday
IT'S THE PLAYOFFS!!! Jerry Donabedian cracks open our playoffs daily games coverage with the Saturday's DGCS.
Hoops Lab: NBA Playoffs Cheat Sheet 2014
Hoops Lab: NBA Playoffs Cheat Sheet 2014
Andre' Snellings rounds out the season with his annual NBA Playoffs Rankings.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday
With a full slate of games on the final day of the NBA regular season, there are a plethora of good value plays for fantasy daily games
NBA Daily Games Strategy: DFS Postseason Strategy
NBA Daily Games Strategy: DFS Postseason Strategy
How should daily leaguers tackle the upcoming NBA playoffs? RotoWire's Renee Miller dives in, without abandon.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Tuesday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Tuesday
With only two games on the schedule for Tuesday, finding good value plays in fantasy daily games will be important, especially with a number of big name players injured or in line for rest
NBA Injury Analysis: Looking to Next Season
NBA Injury Analysis: Looking to Next Season
Athletic trainer and RotoWire's resident injury expert, Jeff Stotts looks at some of the year's biggest injury issues and offers insight into their impact for next season.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Monday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Monday
There are 10 games on the schedule Monday, and with so many teams resting players, prudent owners should probably use a stars and scrub lineup.
Hoops Lab: Accountability
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.
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Sunday
NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Sunday
With seven games on the schedule, there are some sleepers lurking that have opportunities for increased production.
NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Final Week
NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Final Week
Stephen Curry and the Warriors have two games in this final week as he tops the Point Guard rankings.