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RotoWire's Assistant NBA Editor and host of the RotoWire NBA Podcast. Many years ago, Stromile Swift gave Nick his unbelievably sweaty headband after a preseason game. Despite its failure to match his school colors, Nick went on to wear that headband for the entirety of his sixth grade basketball season. Catch Nick on Twitter @wha1en.

Fantasy sports articles written by Nick Whalen

Team Previews: Jacksonville Jaguars

Nick Whalen examines the up-and-coming Jaguars, led by Blake Bortles and a group promising wideouts.

NBA Offseason: 2016 Free Agency Tracker

Keep up on all of the action with NBA free agency in full swing.

NBA Draft: Top 20 Fantasy Rookies

Ben Simmons easily claims the top spot in Nick Whalen's 2016-17 rookie rankings.

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Reactions to the Draft

Nick and James analyze Thursday's NBA Draft, with reactions for every pick in the first round and more.

NBA Draft: Winners and Losers

After the Wolves took Kris Dunn at No. 5, are Ricky Rubio's days in Minnesota numbered?

NBA Mock Draft: Final Draft-Day Projections

Domantas Sabonis and Kris Dunn are on the rise in Nick Whalen's final 2016 mock draft.

NBA Mock Draft: 6/08/2016

It's status quo for the top three picks in Nick Whalen's second mock of the 2016 draft season.

NBA Draft Chat: Chriss continues to gain steam

With the 2016 NBA Draft just three weeks away, RotoWire Assistant NBA Editor Nick Whalen and Lead Prospect Writer James Anderson sat down to talk risers, fallers, mock draft tweaks, Doron Lamb, and much more.

NBA Draft Deadline: Who's in, who's out, and what it all means

It took a late-night decision, but Maryland's Melo Trimble will remain in College Park for 2016-17. Nick Whalen breaks down this and other key decisions on deadline day.

NBA Draft Deadline: Who's in, who's out, and what it all means

Oregon's Dillon Brooks is among several college stars who will be returning to campus next season.

NBA Mock Draft: Post-Combine First-Round Mock

With the lottery order now set, Nick Whalen mocks the first 30 picks of the 2016 NBA Draft.

NBA Draft Combine Observations: News and Notes from Chicago

Nick Whalen's news, notes and observations from Thursday and Friday at the 2016 NBA Draft Combine.

Offseason Priority Preview: Part II - Western Conference

RotoWire's Nick Whalen previews each lottery team's priorities as the focus shifts to the offseason.

Offseason Priority Preview: Part I - Eastern Conference

RotoWire's Nick Whalen previews each lottery team's priorities as the focus shifts to the offseason.

120 Sports & RW Video: Monday Slam Dunks

Nick joins 120 Sports to give his Daily Fantasy advice for Monday, February 29th.

120 Sports & RW Video: Friday FanDuel NBA Picks

Nick joins 120 Sports to debate NBA FanDuel options for the Friday slate of games.

120 Sports & RW Video: Friday FanDuel NBA Picks

Nick joins 120 Sports to debate NBA FanDuel options for the Friday slate of games.

The Prospect Post: NBA Ceilings

James Anderson and Nick Whalen discuss the top 20 players who have yet to peak and project what those best seasons will look like, including whether Anthony Davis or Karl-Anthony Towns has the highest upside.

120 Sports & RW Video: NBA Wings & Rookies

Nick joins 120 Sports to illuminate interesting Wings and Rookies for the 2015 season

120 Sports & RW Video: C's & PG's Preview

Nick joins 120 Sports to preview centers and point guards for the 2015-16 season

120 Sports & RW Video: Parker, Rubio, Beverley & Matthews

Nick joins 120 Sports to debate the draft levels of four intriguing players

120 Sports & RW Video: Where to Draft Kobe, Rose & Parsons

Nick joins 120 Sports to discuss where to draft Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose and Chandler Parsons

120 Sports & RW Video: Week 5 QB's

Nick joins the 120 Sports Fantasy Lunch Hour to debate FanDuel QB's for Week 5.

NBA Draft: Winners and Losers

The Heat and Nuggets were two of the biggest winners on draft night.

2015 Team Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars

Julius Thomas is in Jacksonville after a promising start to his career under Peyton Manning, but will he be enough to boost the team's offensive attack?

Offseason Checkup: Atlantic Division

RotoWire's Nick Whalen takes a look at the biggest offseason needs and best draft fits for each team in the Atlantic Division.

NBA Draft Chat: Depth At The Top

RotoWire's Nick Whalen and James Anderson discuss the rise of Karl Towns, D'Angelo Russell's versatility, and much, much more.

NBA Draft Chat: Making Sense Of The Top Five

RotoWire's Nick Whalen, James Anderson and Josh Lloyd get together to analyze several of the top storylines leading up to next month's NBA Draft.

NBA Team Previews: Brooklyn Nets

The Nets have a new coach in town, and all of the injured players that caused some of their turmoil last season are supposed to be healthy. Will health and a new head coach improve the Nets' fantasy production?

NBA Team Previews: Milwaukee Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo is expected to improve on his successful rookie season, but are expectations for the Bucks' guard too high?

2014 Team Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars

Moving on From Gabbert

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Friday

Seven games are on Friday's NBA slate, and RotoWire's Nick Whalen is here to break down the night's best value plays.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Friday

With 10 games on the docket, there are a bevy of options to pick through when setting your lineup.

NBA Team Previews: Milwaukee Bucks 2013-14

With a whole host of new players on the roster. Who's going to have good fantasy value?

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Friday's News

LaMarcus Aldridge has the first meaningful injury of the preseason and Nick gets a girlfriend.

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Thursday's News

Thursday's Fantasy Basketball Podcast from RotoWire. Kyle McKeown and Nick Whalen take a look at the day's news.

NBA Team Previews: Brooklyn Nets 2013-14

The Nets are stocked to the ceiling with talent, but that may limit the value of individual players in fantasy. It's your high-floor/low-ceiling 2013-14 Nets.

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: International Players

Nick Whalen and Kyle McKeown take a look at all of the international players to try and give everyone a base of knowledge on some of the more mysterious players in the NBA going into the 2013-14 season.

NBA Draft Kit: International Players

Who's the next Danilo Gallinari? The mystery men of international basketball continue to migrate to the NBA, but which of these overseas MVPs should be on your roster in fantasy this season?

NBA Barometer: Playoff Performance Value Changes

Nick Whalen (@wha1en) takes a look at players whose value rose and fell thanks to their playoff performances.