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Fred Katz averaged almost one point per game in 5th grade, but he maintains that his per 36 minutes numbers were astonishing. Find more of his work at or on ESPN's TrueHoop Network. Follow him on Twitter at @FredKatz.

Fantasy sports articles written by Fred Katz

The Prospect Post: Phil Pressey

Is Phil Pressey good enough to stick in the NBA for the long haul, or are the Celtics simply patient and tanking?

The Prospect Post: The Easy Way or the Hardaway

Tim Hardaway has pleasantly surprised and has been one of the four or five best rookies of this NBA season

The Prospect Post: Trey Burke's Shot

The days of isolation point guards like Allen Iverson and Stephon Marbury are a thing of the past, and today's NBA is catered to shooters like Trey Burke.

The Prospect Post: Zach LaVine

Are the Westbrook comps too lazy? Laundry makes comparing players so easy. Too easy.

The Prospect Post: Waiting for Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins is the player everyone thought he was, he's simply taken his time taking over the college game. By season's end, Wiggins will show why he's No. 1.

The Prospect Post: Jordan Clarkson

Jordan Clarkson transferred to Mizzou and developed a new defensive identity under coach Frank Haith. Could he play his way into the first round?

The Prospect Post: The Freshman Defense

Jabari Parker has drawn early comparisons to Carmelo Anthony. He showed why Tuesday night, both on offense and, unfortunately, on defense.

The Prospect Post: Showcasing in Orlando

Fred Katz (@FredKatz) explains why some undeserving veterans are playing over talented rookies.

The Prospect Post: Love, Zeller and Stereotypes

Is Cody Zeller a legitimate Rookie of the Year candidate?

NBA Draft Kit: Rookie Report

Which rookies are going to have fantasy value this season? Who's this year's Damian Lillard? Who's this year's Anthony Davis? Fred Katz breaks it all down.

The Prospect Post: NBA Draft Winners and Losers

Fred Katz (@FredKatz) rates the winners and losers from Thursday's 2013 NBA Draft.

The Prospect Post: Mega Mock Draft (Part 2)

Fred Katz (@FredKatz) breaks down picks 16-30 in part two of his first round mock draft analysis.

The Prospect Post: Mega Mock Draft (Second Round)

Fred Katz (@FredKatz) offers up his second round picks from his final mock draft before the 2013 NBA Draft.

The Prospect Post: Mega Mock Draft (Part 1)

Fred Katz (@FredKatz) mock drafts the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft in serious depth.

The Prospect Post: Mock Draft 1.0

Fred Katz (@FredKatz) mock drafts the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft with the lottery results now in.

The Prospect Post: Pre-Lottery NBA Mock Draft

Fred Katz (@FredKatz) offers up a pre-lottery mock draft before Tuesday's lottery results gives us a look at how the draft will fall.

The Prospect Post: 2013 Draft Prospect Rankings

Our @FredKatz ranks the top 30 prospects in this year's class

The Prospect Post: Smart Move?

Top NBA prospect to skip draft, return to Oklahoma State

The Prospect Post: The All-Rookie Team

Our @FredKatz picks the top rookies in this year's class

The Prospect Post: Trey Burke's Draft Stock Should Be Soaring

@FredKatz sees a lot of Damian Lillard in the Michigan star

The Prospect Post: NBA Prospects at the Final Four

How many of this weekend's stars will be drafted in June?

The Prospect Post: March Madness Has Been Tough on Prospects

This year's potential lottery picks are having a very rough March, writes @FredKatz

The Prospect Post: Stock Up

Small-school stars hope to parlay March Madness into better draft position

The Prospect Post: Hope You Didn't Lose Too Much Money, Nerlens

What happens when the likely #1 pick tears his ACL?

The Prospect Post: Understanding the Raptors

Valanciunas May Have an Opportunity to Shine

The Prospect Post: Fruitless Tanking

Fred Katz (@FredKatz) believes tanking might be a fruitless endeavor this season.

The Prospect Post: Andre's a Giant

No one is talking about Detroit's Andre Drummond

The Prospect Post: Time for Dion Waiters to Step Up?

Cleveland's rookie guard may have turned the corner

The Prospect Post: The Return of Iman

Knicks' sophomore guard makes his season debut this week

The Prospect Post: Ten Day Contractors

Fred Katz on some potential fill-ins for the second half of the season.

The Prospect Post: Anthony Davis

Highly-touted rookie gets a lift from Eric Gordon's return

The Prospect Post: The Demise of the Pass-First Point Guard

Fred Katz (@FredKatz) explains how hero ball has made its way into the college game.

The Prospect Post: #FreeAndrewNicholson

Fred Katz (@FredKatz) says it's time to #FreeAndrewNicholson.

The Prospect Post: Waiting on Dion

Waiters has yet to show the skill that got him to the NBA, but we're fine waiting on him.

The Prospect Post: Don't Call it the D-League

More and more NBA players are getting experience in the D-League.

The Prospect Post: Without a Shved of Doubt

Russian Rookie could be the T-Wolves' most important player on offense

The Prospect Post: Above the Rest

Lillard and Davis Distancing Themselves from the Rookie Pack

The Prospect Post: Lillard's Impressive Debut

Portland's Rookie PG is Racking Up Points, Dimes

The Prospect Post: The Harden Truth

Rookie Prospect Report: Sullied Rumors

Fred Katz runs down the story that broke Jared Sullinger and offers some optimism.

The Prospect Post: The NBA's Heath Bar

Fred Katz (@FredKatz) breaks down Harrison Barnes.

NBA Team Previews: Los Angeles Clippers 2012-13

The Prospect Post: The Guys Worth Drafting and the Not Worth Drafting, All of Them

Fred Katz organizes this year's rookies into tiers of fantasy relevance.

The Lineup Card: Checking Out the Matchups

2012-2013 Rookies: What To Expect This Season

How will this year's new crop of players fare in the pros?

Thursday Lineup Card: Let It Be Pettitte

Thursday Lineup Card: You're On the Mark, Reynolds

The Lineup Card: If You Will Lean Towards Picking Up A Catcher...

Thursday's Lineup Card: Pick Me Up Over Yonder

Thursday's Lineup Card

The Lineup Card: Filling A-Void

Thursday Lineup Card: Picking Up Speed

Monday Lineup Card: Frazier Putting Together Solid Season

Thursday Lineup Card: K-Rod Back In The Closer's Role

MLB Barometer: Chase This Light

If the Padres deal Chase Headley before the end of July, he should see a significant increase in value moving out of Petco Park.

NBA Draft: Prospect Rankings 15-30

NBA Draft: Taking a Look at the Prospects

Stathead Sagas: Further Examination of Jason Hammel

The Lineup Card: Nuthin' But a Gee Thang

NBA Draft: NBA Mock Draft 2.0

NBA Draft: NBA Mock Draft 1.0

Thursday Lineup Card: Make a Brave Pick

Thursday Lineup Card: The Plouffe Is In the Pudding

Thursday Lineup Card: A Safe Start Outside Safeco

Preseason Job Battles: Plenty of Jobs Up for Grabs

Colt McCoy could do more standing than playing this season if he doesn't win his battle with rookie Brandon Weeden for the starting QB job in Cleveland.