Nerlens Noel Has Arrived

Nerlens Noel

Nerlens Noel has been an absolute monster since the All-Star Break. His numbers for the season are already staggering: MPG FG FT 3PT PTS REB AST STL BLK TO 30 .452 .607 0 9.1 7.8 1.7 1.9 1.9 2.0 However, Noel was struggling heavily in the first half of the season – battling nagging injuries and just adjusting to his Continue Reading →

The Case For: P.J. Tucker

P.J. Tucker

In one of the least hyped comebacks of the year, P.J. Tucker is slowly regaining his relevance. Last season, he was one of the best under-the-radar players to own, along the lines of DeMarre Carroll or Danny Green. This season, after a shaky start marred with injuries, P.J. Tucker has come into his own. MPG FG FT 3PT PTS REB Continue Reading →

Josh Smith: Smoother Than Ever

Josh Smith

In one of the most bizarre turns in fantasy narrative this season, Josh Smith went from a laughingstock, left languishing on the waiver wire, to suddenly a must-own, multi-category phenom. Josh Smith’s versatility has always been known, but similar to Rajon Rondo and Elfrid Payton, most owners just decided that the crazy inefficiencies just weren’t enough to offset the positives Continue Reading →

Deep League Pickup: Jerami Grant

Sixers second round rookie Jerami Grant is really starting to get his career together. Over the course of the last month, where we’ve seen his minutes ramp up from 15 minutes per game in December to nearly 22 in the month of January, as well as Sixers coach Brett Brown becoming more confident in playing Grant, the rookie has been Continue Reading →

J.R. Smith: A Change Of Scenery Does Wonders

J.R. Smith

What a week. Hassan Whiteside – sprinting straight from the YMCA into the history books. Brandon Jennings going down with a tore Achilles. His replacement, D.J. Augustin dropping a career high 35 points on his first day on the job. Kobe, Kemba, Aldridge, Klay – all dominating the headlines, for good or for bad. Within all whirlwind of storylines, one Continue Reading →

The Case For: Arise, Lord Elfrid Payton

Elfrid Payton

Elfrid Payton, the 10th pick in the 2014 Draft, has really been putting in work on his game. Coming from unheralded Louisiana-Lafayette, Payton took casual fans by surprise with his lofty draft selection and is starting to show that he has a real place as a starter on an NBA team and in fantasy squads the world over. Hyped as Continue Reading →

Should We Wait For The Real Nicolas Batum To Return?

This season, Nicolas Batum’s ADP (average draft position) was 26 on ESPN, 23 on Yahoo! This was ahead of players such as Andre Drummond, Paul Millsap, Mike Conley, Klay Thompson, Marc Gasol, to name a few. Marc Gasol – just let that sink in for a bit. Safe to say, Batum might have been taken a bit too high this Continue Reading →

The Case For: Jae Crowder’s Revival?

Jae Crowder

Earlier this season, we all saw Mavericks’ forward Jae Crowder as Dallas’ primary benchwarmer, dishing out incredible high-fives and occasionally having a double digit scoring outburst when given the minutes. After the stunning Rajon Rondo trade to Dallas, many thought that Crowder was simply a complimentary chip to make the salaries match. During his first few games in Boston, he was getting the Continue Reading →

The Kemba Walker Conundrum

You could say that Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker has really turned it on recently. While starting off sluggishly in the beginning of the season, Walker has averaged in the last 14 games: PTS 3PM REB AST STL BLK FG% FT% TO 24.6 2.1 3.4 5.1 1.6 0.7 44.5 85.9 1.9 Prior to these last 14 games, his averages Continue Reading →

The Case For — Brook Lopez

Brook Lopez

Coming back from injuries is always an iffy proposition, as we discussed on the latest Red Rock Podcast. The Brooklyn Nets’ cornerstone, Brook Lopez, unfortunately suffered another broken bone in his foot last season and will making his second comeback attempt from that injury in the past two years. It’s really a shame, because Lopez is, in my opinion, the best offensive Continue Reading →