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An early RotoWire contributor from back in the 90's, K-Train returns with the grace of Gheorghe Muresan and the wisdom of Joe Gibbs. Tweet him @KenCrites or e-mail him at ken@rotowire.com. Ken won the FSWA 2014 Humor Article Of The Year award. He's also the 2015-16 champion of the prestigious RW NBA Keeper League. Ken still owns a RotoNews shirt.

Fantasy sports articles written by Ken "K-Train" Crites

Rebound & Rant: The Pace of Play Edition

Rebound & Rant: The Pace of Play Edition

The Nets, Lakers and Suns lead the NBA in Pace of Play. The K-Train dives into their depth charts, hunting for gems.

Rebound & Rant: Way Too Early Observations

Rebound & Rant: Way Too Early Observations

The K-Train over-reacts to early season returns from Reggie Jackson, Victor Oladipo, Enes Kanter and others.

NBA Draft Kit: Northwest Division Position Battles

NBA Draft Kit: Northwest Division Position Battles

Will the Jazz struggle to replace Gordon Hayward and George Hill?

NBA Draft Kit: Southwest Division Position Battles

NBA Draft Kit: Southwest Division Position Battles

Position battles in Memphis, Dallas and New Orleans could unearth some sleeper gems.

NBA Draft Kit: Pacific Division Position Battles

NBA Draft Kit: Pacific Division Position Battles

Can Austin Rivers hold on to the starting shooting guard job?

NBA Draft Kit: Central Division Position Battles

NBA Draft Kit: Central Division Position Battles

Even after one of the busiest offseasons in NBA history, it's still the Cavaliers and everybody else in the Central.

NBA Draft Kit: Southeast Division Position Battles

NBA Draft Kit: Southeast Division Position Battles

The small forward position is a glaring question mark for several teams in the Southeast.

NBA Draft Kit: Atlantic Division Position Battles

NBA Draft Kit: Atlantic Division Position Battles

With DeMarre Carroll in Brooklyn, who takes over at small forward for the Raptors?

Rebound & Rant: Uncle Drew IT Edition

Rebound & Rant: Uncle Drew IT Edition

K-Train, a shameless Celtics fan who once lived in Cleveland, gives his emotional thoughts on the big trade.

Rebound & Rant: Crazy Off-Season Edition

Rebound & Rant: Crazy Off-Season Edition

The K-Train loves crazy off-season storylines. He also likes making whacky tobaccy references.

Staff Picks: NBA Finals Predictions

Staff Picks: NBA Finals Predictions

The RotoWire NBA staff offers up predictions for Cavs-Warriors: Part III.

Rebound & Rant: New T-Wolves Logo

Rebound & Rant: New T-Wolves Logo

Why oh why did the T-Wolves do this?

Rebound & Rant: The Next Year Edition

Rebound & Rant: The Next Year Edition

While the regular season winds down, K-Train stresses some insights to remember for next season.

Rebound & Rant: The Emotions Edition

Rebound & Rant: The Emotions Edition

After going into win-now mode in the RotoWire Staff Keeper League, Ken Crites looks back at a few moves that will likely cost him a championship this season.

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Parker Injury, Knicks Rant!

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Parker Injury, Knicks Rant!

The 3 Amigo's go off on various topics, including the mess at MSG, Parker's injury and Friday's DFS options.

Rebound & Rant: Honesty Edition

Rebound & Rant: Honesty Edition

Trade LeBron James? RotoWire's Ken Crites dives into the biggest reason why fantasy owners should be looking to trade the King.

Rebound & Rant: Point Guard Edition

Rebound & Rant: Point Guard Edition

With Chris Paul possibly out until the fantasy playoffs, Ken Crites breaks down a few options who may be able to help fill the void.

Rebound & Rant: Trade Rumor Edition

Rebound & Rant: Trade Rumor Edition

Ken Crites puts the spotlight on a few players who may be worth targeting before a move at the trade deadline alters their fantasy fortunes.

Rebound & Rant: Crazy Old Man Edition

Rebound & Rant: Crazy Old Man Edition

Old man Crites goes on an even older man rant. Again.

Rebound & Rant: Dumpster Fire Edition

Rebound & Rant: Dumpster Fire Edition

While they may not be winning, the Nets, 76ers, Suns and Mavs all have fantasy-relevant players, including Harrison Barnes down in Dallas.

Rebound & Rant: Yunzer Edition

Rebound & Rant: Yunzer Edition

The K-Train is stationed in Pittsburgh for Thanksgiving. Yunz try to enjoy his hoops advice n'at.

Rebound & Rant: Panic Time!?!

Rebound & Rant: Panic Time!?!

Ken Crites is on the verge of panic mode with top-priced players like Klay Thompson who look like early season busts. Which players should we throw off the K-Train?

Rebound & Rant: Opening Night Overreactions

Rebound & Rant: Opening Night Overreactions

The NBA is back! Let's frantically overreact to three games from opening night!

CS:GO: ELEAGUE to host first 2017 Major

CS:GO: ELEAGUE to host first 2017 Major

ELEAGUE will host the first CS:GO Major for 2017 in the Fox Theatre in Midtown Atlanta. Serious TBS and Twitch coverage to follow.

NBA Draft Kit: Pacific Division Positional Battles

NBA Draft Kit: Pacific Division Positional Battles

The Kobe Bryant farewell tour is finally over and the Lakers are ready to move on. However, they have a few spots in the front court up for grabs. Can Julius Randle lock up the PF spot?

NBA Draft Kit: Northwest Division Positional Battles

NBA Draft Kit: Northwest Division Positional Battles

The Northwest division is stacked with young talent, with the Thunder possibly the most intriguing now that Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka are gone. But who is going to line up with Russell Westbrook?

NBA Draft Kit: Southwest Division Positional Battles

NBA Draft Kit: Southwest Division Positional Battles

Ken Crites breaks down the key positional battles in the Southwest division, including the Pelicans' many backcourt questions.

NBA Draft Kit: Central Division Position Battles

NBA Draft Kit: Central Division Position Battles

The Cavaliers are expected to dominate the Central division again, but the Bucks could make things very interesting with Giannis Antetokounmpo now running the point in Milwaukee.

NBA Draft Kit: Atlantic Division Position Battles

NBA Draft Kit: Atlantic Division Position Battles

The Sixers' frontcourt is very crowded, and with Jahlil Okafor and Ben Simmons expected to get plenty of playing time, what does that leave for Nerlens Noel?

NBA Draft Kit: Southeast Division Position Battles

NBA Draft Kit: Southeast Division Position Battles

The departures of Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng have left plenty of available minutes (and shots) in Miami, but is Justise Winslow ready to step up? Ken Crites dives into that and more in the Southeast division.

Beyond the Game: Twitch's Andy Swanson

Beyond the Game: Twitch's Andy Swanson

RW discuss the future of eSports with Andy Swanson, VP, eSports Evangelist at Twitch.

Rebound & Rant: Real Playoffs Edition

Rebound & Rant: Real Playoffs Edition

RotoWire's Ken Crites breaks down the remaining matchups in the playoffs and wonders if the officials in the Spurs-Thunder game could have been any worse. Shoot, Manu!

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Adios Amigos!

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Adios Amigos!

The Three Amigos bid the 2015-16 season adios in their final pod of the season.

Rebound & Rant: Playoff Moves

Rebound & Rant: Playoff Moves

RotoWire's Ken Crites breaks down a few late-season waiver targets and explains why side bets make fantasy more fun this time of year. Meat Trophy!

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Tres Amigos Devoluciones (Returns)

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Tres Amigos Devoluciones (Returns)

The three amigos return to provide solid DFS advice. Plus some heated Byron Scott debate.

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Does OKC O Stink?

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Does OKC O Stink?

D.J. "Daily Justice" Trainor and Ken "K-Train" Crites manhandle the Friday hoops podcast.

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Johnson, Miller Buyouts

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Johnson, Miller Buyouts

D.J. Trainor & Ken K-Train Crites go over breaking news and Friday's picks on DraftKings. What happens in Brooklyn?

Rebound & Rant: Super 70's Edition

Rebound & Rant: Super 70's Edition

RotoWire's Ken Crites interviews @Super70sSports' Ricky Cobb to discuss their favorite 1970s NBA players and discuss which current stars could have succeeded back then.

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Heading Into All-Star Break

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Heading Into All-Star Break

D.J. Trainor (@TrainorDJ) and Ken Crites (@KenCrites) talk about All-Star festivities and hand out a few midseason awards.

Rebound & Rant: Studs to Duds?

Rebound & Rant: Studs to Duds?

RotoWire's Ken Crites looks at a few players who have outperformed preseason expectations and examines whether they'll keep it going through the rest of the season.

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Three Amigos Running Wild

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Three Amigos Running Wild

D.J. Trainor, Shannon McKeown and Ken "K-Train" Crites talk about NBA trade rumors, Friday's slate of games on DraftKings, and D.J.'s hair color...

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Three Amigos

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Three Amigos

DJ, McDaily and K-Train triple the power of the RotoWire hoops podcast!

Rebound & Rant: Duds to Studs

Rebound & Rant: Duds to Studs

RotoWire's Ken Crites puts the focus on players who were expected to be studs this year but have failed to produce in the first half of the season.

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: K-Train is Mike Conley

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: K-Train is Mike Conley

D.J. Trainor & Ken K-Train Crites go over breaking news, discuss Friday's value picks on DraftKings, and compare Achilles with Mike Conley.

Rebound & Rant: All-In Keeper League Edition

Rebound & Rant: All-In Keeper League Edition

Ken Crites explains why he's going ALL IN with his Keeper league team.

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Green Christmas

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Green Christmas

McDaily and K-Train talk Friday DraftKings and Green Christmas.

Rebound & Rant: Will Barton Edition

Rebound & Rant: Will Barton Edition

Ken Crites leads the RotoWire Staff Keeper league thanks to big contributions from Will Barton, who has become a solid fantasy contributor in Denver.

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Vermonster

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Vermonster

D.J. Trainor & Ken K-Train Crites go over breaking news, discuss Friday's value picks on DraftKings, and wrestle the Vermonster.

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Friday DK Picks, Pink Hammer

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Friday DK Picks, Pink Hammer

Ken and Shannon discuss Friday's DFS slate on DraftKings and some oddly morally deprived topics.

Rebound & Rant: Ha Ha Edition, 2015

Rebound & Rant: Ha Ha Edition, 2015

RotoWire's Ken Crites is back with a little levity and some advice for Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant (hint: he should have retired two years ago).

Rebound & Rant: Watch List Players

Rebound & Rant: Watch List Players

Ken Crites returns with a number of players he's keeping an eye one, including Clint Capela, who could be heading for more playing time under interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff.

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: McDJ & RW Game on DK

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: McDJ & RW Game on DK

DJ Trainor and K-Train Crites dive into the news, plus a RW game on DK.

Rebound & Rant: Snarky Criticism Edition

Rebound & Rant: Snarky Criticism Edition

Ken Crites analyzes (and maybe blasts) some offseason moves that have already hurt certain teams in the short-term, and possibly even longer, including the Mavericks' signing of Deron Williams.

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Friday Pod, A Little Early

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Friday Pod, A Little Early

McDaily and K-Train talk waiver targets and early Thursday evening advice for Friday lineups.

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: DraftKings Friday Slate, Laker D Issues

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: DraftKings Friday Slate, Laker D Issues

Ken and Shannon discuss Friday's DFS slate on DraftKings, Laker D and last year's value players.

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: RW Expert Keeper League Auction

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: RW Expert Keeper League Auction

Shannon and Ken over-analyze last night's RW Expert Keeper League Auction

Rebound & Rant: Preseason Sleepers

Rebound & Rant: Preseason Sleepers

Ken Crites' first column of the 2015-16 season focuses on a few sleepers who could be big difference-makers in fantasy leagues this season.

Rebound & Rant: First Round Draft Journal

Rebound & Rant: First Round Draft Journal

The Rebound & Rant is back for a mid-summer dip in the pool of new NBA rookies as Ken Crites offers his thoughts on ESPN's draft coverage as it happened.

Rebound & Rant: Real Playoffs Edition

Rebound & Rant: Real Playoffs Edition

Ken Crites is back with his playoff predictions, including his 2014-15 NBA Champion pick.

Rebound & Rant: Playoff Desperation Edition

Rebound & Rant: Playoff Desperation Edition

Ken Crites returns to let off a little injury-related steam and give his best desperation pickups for the fantasy playoffs.

Rebound & Rant: Not All-Stars West Edition

Rebound & Rant: Not All-Stars West Edition

Ken Crites is back with his Not All-Stars who could be good fantasy contributors from the Western conference, plus a great free medical referral.

Rebound & Rant: Not All-Stars East Edition

Rebound & Rant: Not All-Stars East Edition

Who are the Not All-Stars in the East who could end up playing more like All-Stars for fantasy teams during the second half of the season?

Rebound & Rant: Manute Bol Edition

Rebound & Rant: Manute Bol Edition

Did we miss the boat on selling high on Draymond Green? Who's the next Robert Covington? These and more fantastic answers within!

Rebound & Rant: Post-Holiday Edition

Rebound & Rant: Post-Holiday Edition

FSWA Humor Article of the Year finalist Ken Crites is back in action after some holiday rest to help everyone get caught up on NBA action.

Rebound & Rant: The Ha Ha Edition

Rebound & Rant: The Ha Ha Edition

Because we like having reasons to celebrate, the Rebound & Rant is creating a new yearly tradition with Ken Crites' first annual Ha Ha Edition.

Rebound & Rant: Sell High?

Rebound & Rant: Sell High?

The Rebound & Rant is back to breakdown some of the high-performing players who you might be trying to decide whether or not to sell high on.

Rebound & Rant: Early-Season Turkeys

Rebound & Rant: Early-Season Turkeys

Ken Crites wrote a wonderful Thinksgiving themed Rebound & Rant to break down the early-season turkeys of the 2014-15 season.

Rebound & Rant: Opening Week

Rebound & Rant: Opening Week

In the inaugural edition of Rebound & Rant for the 2014-15 season, RotoWire's Ken Crites goes over the questions that everyone is asking during the opening week.

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 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 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 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 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.

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.

NBA Blog: Rebound & Rant - End-Of-Season Edition

NBA Blog: Rebound & Rant - End-Of-Season Edition

In this edition of Rebound & Rant, Ken Crites reveals his pick for surprise fantasy hoops MVP

NBA Blog: Rebound & Rant - Kyle McKeown Edition!

NBA Blog: Rebound & Rant - Kyle McKeown Edition!

With NBA Editor Kyle McKeown hospitalized (he's day-to-day), Rebound & Rant columnist is forced to edit his own column. This could get ugly.

NBA Blog: Rebound & Rant - Zen Edition

NBA Blog: Rebound & Rant - Zen Edition

In this week's Rebound & Rant, Ken Crites discusses Phil Jackson joining the Knicks and other NBA stories.

NBA Blog: Rebound & Rant

NBA Blog: Rebound & Rant

Ken Crites is back with another trip around the NBA.

NBA Blog: Rebound & Rant - All-Star Edition!

NBA Blog: Rebound & Rant - All-Star Edition!

Ken Crites gives his two cents on NBA happenings heading into All-Star Weekend.

NBA Blog: Rebound & Rant

NBA Blog: Rebound & Rant

RotoWire's Kenneth Crites runs down Kevin Durant's performance against the Heat and the Bruise Brothers.

NBA Blog: Rebound & Rant

NBA Blog: Rebound & Rant

RotoWire's Ken Crites picks on Cleveland, explores Boston's starting frontcourt, and points out Terrence Jones increased comfort level in Houston.

NBA Blog: Rebound & Rant

NBA Blog: Rebound & Rant

RotoWire's Ken Crites welcomes the new year with a hope for healthier days ahead, and he's geeked the Unibrow is playing center.

NBA Blog: Rebound & Rant

NBA Blog: Rebound & Rant

When players return early from injuries, it's a truly joyous occasion.

NBA Blog: Rebound & Rant

NBA Blog: Rebound & Rant

A cranky Ken Crites fully commits himself to fantasy basketball with his fantasy football dreams all but shattered.

NBA Blog: Rebound & Rant

NBA Blog: Rebound & Rant

Does Ben McLemore's quick ascension to the starting lineup hurt or help the young shooting guard, and did the Pelicans make a big mistake with Pierre?

NBA Blog: Week One Woeful Wonderment

NBA Blog: Week One Woeful Wonderment

In the debut of the RotoWire NBA Blog, Ken Crites chimes in on the first week of NBA action and its relevancy in fantasy.

NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Northwest Division)

NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Northwest Division)

Every season, we see a team like last year's Suns throw out an ever-changing rotation that creates a bevy of position battles. Which Northwest Division rosters are tight, and which should you avoid? RotoWire breaks it down.

NBA Team Previews: Washington Wizards 2013-14

NBA Team Previews: Washington Wizards 2013-14

Will John Wall and Bradley Beal be the best young backcourt in the NBA this season? Can Nene stay healthy? The Wizards are on the rise but have a lot of questions.

NBA Team Previews: Boston Celtics 2013-14

NBA Team Previews: Boston Celtics 2013-14

After jettisoning the remaining two vertices of the Big 3 to Brooklyn this offseason, the Celtics are neck deep in rebuild mode. So, who's going to rise from the ashes and claim fantasy value this season?

NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Southwest Division)

NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Southwest Division)

Every season, we see a team like last year's Suns throw out an ever-changing rotation that creates a bevy of position battles. Which Southwest Division rosters are tight, and which should you avoid? RotoWire breaks it down.

NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Central Division)

NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Central Division)

Ken Crites breaks down all of the Eastern Conference position battles. In this installment, he's taking a look at the Central Division.

NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Atlantic Division)

NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Atlantic Division)

Ken Crites breaks down all of the Eastern Conference position battles. In this installment, he's taking a look at the Atlantic Division.

NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Southeast Division)

NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Southeast Division)

Ken Crites breaks down all of the Eastern Conference position battles. In this installment, he's taking a look at the Southeast Division.