videogames
 
 
 
 
 
Check out New cheap jersey from china on DHgate.com

Posts Tagged ‘NBA’

The Wire Troll: O.J. Mayo Gets His Groove Back in Milwaukee

December 12, 2015 | by Adrian Wallace | Comments Comments Off
O.J. Mayo is doing a nice job for the Milwaukee Bucks.
O.J. Mayo is finally Fantasy worthy again. And he does a mean chicken dance. (Associated Press)

Welcome back to another week of Fantasy basketball action.

This week, the 2016 All-Star Game ballot launched (so go vote right now!); Kevin Garnett became the NBA’s all-time leader in defensive rebounds (take that Karl Malone); Al Jefferson didn’t say no to drugs and has been suspended five games for violation of the NBA’s anti-drug policy (tsk tsk); and the still undefeated Golden State Warriors advanced to 24-0 after a thrilling double-overtime win against the Boston Celtics Friday — pretty much the closest anyone has come yet to stopping this steamroller of a team. It’s pretty much smooth sailing for Dub City between now and the huge Christmas day tilt against the Cavs.

Though we can’t ensure your league team will go undefeated like the current Warriors (you’ve probably stomached some losses by now), we can guarantee you some great waiver wire recommendations this week. Let’s get to ‘em…

GUARDS

O.J. Mayo, SG, Milwaukee Bucks (ESPN: 18.3 per cent; CBS: 43 per cent): Like Matt Barnes last week, Mayo is also bashing his way back to relevance. With Milwaukee off to a not-so-hot start this season (9-15), and most of its backcourt (Jerryd Bayless, Greivis Vasquez and Tyler Ennis) hurting, Mayo has bucked back into the starting lineup recently.

Mayo has scored double-digits in four of his last five contests, and although not naturally a point guard, he’s been dishing out dimes with a season-high eight on Wednesday against the Clippers. With a solid 30 minutes per game, he should continue to produce in points, three-pointers and assists for your team even with the rest of the backcourt eventually returning. Mayo might just be the right condiment in Milwaukee’s sandwich of a lineup as Coach Jason Kidd continues to experiment with the right ingredients. Just don’t ask Mayo to guard Michael Jordan, who nearly a decade ago — even at age 43 — schooled a 19-year-old Mayo (see video below).

Bojan Bogdanovic, SG, Brooklyn Nets (ESPN: 11.6 per cent; CBS: 20 per cent): With rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (ankle) out, Bogdanovic has been moved into the Nets’ starting lineup, and should stay there for the time being. Bogdanovic has enjoyed back-to-back double-digit scoring performances and a steady incline in minutes should result in a steady increase in production — he dropped 19 points and five boards in a season-high 38 minutes Wednesday. Take advantage of this swingman in your deep league format now, as he looks to take advantage while Hollis-Jefferson remains sidelined until around the All-Star break.

FORWARDS

Jon Leuer, PF, Phoenix Suns (ESPN: 24 per cent; CBS: 44 per cent): Leuer is shining in a starting role, scoring double-digits in six consecutive games. If that apparent consistency isn’t enough to entice you into picking him up, perhaps his stat sheet filling, 41-minute performance of 10 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, and three blocks in a loss against the Grizzlies Sunday is. With rumours of a Markieff Morris trade (you didn’t hear this from us), Leuer might be a low-risk, high-reward steal worth stashing in your standard league formats — or even a great temporary roster filler while Phoenix gets things straightened out with Morris.

Omri Casspi, SF, Sacramento Kings (ESPN: 27.7 per cent; CBS: 48 per cent): Seven-year pro Casspi is a getting-more-popular-by-the-minute waiver add this week and for obvious reasons. Apart from the consecutive double-digit scoring results in his last four games, he surprised us all (maybe even himself) with his second double-double of the season (19 points, 11 rebounds) on Tuesday against Utah. If Casspi can keep this up, the extra minutes he’s been allotted recently with Willie Cauley-Stein (finger) out, could become more frequent and something you can leverage in your deep format teams heading forward this season.

CENTRES

Cody Zeller, C/PF, Charlotte Bobcats (ESPN: 8.2 per cent CBS: 22 per cent): Zeller has been mostly stellar (yes, we’re poets at heart) over the four games (okay, maybe not so much over the last two). Regardless, his season-high of 20 points with six boards and two blocks on Monday did raise some eyebrows. With Jefferson (calf/suspension) out, Zeller will try to take advantage and gain more minutes and confidence in the low post. Playing pivot is giving Zeller a chance to shine in areas we don’t normally expect from him; he’ll contribute with boards, points and occasional blocks.

Kelly Olynyk, Boston Celtics (ESPN: 12.2 per cent CBS: 36 per cent): Olynyk has shown he could do great things in only a modest amount of minutes. With a well-deserved season-high of 37 minutes on Friday, he produced 28 points, six rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block. That’s two straight games of at least 15 points for Canadian head-bander, who seems to only do better with more minutes. Note that the big minute total Friday came in a double-overtime contest, but still, we suggest you run — don’t walk — to the waiver wire and add him to your team immediately.

Now how about some appreciation? Leave a comment in the section below and let us know how you feel about this week’s recommended waiver picks and particularly… your favourite.

Download the RotoRob App

Did you know that RotoRob.com now has its own app? Download it here!

Share
Feed Burner eMail Get RotoRob by Email: Enter your email below to receive daily updates direct to your inbox. Only a pink taco wouldn’t subscribe.
PostShadow

The Wire Troll: Matt Barnes Bashes His Way Back to Revelance

December 5, 2015 | by Adrian Wallace | Comments Comments Off
Montiejunas has yet to play this season because of his back, but he’s very close to returning. He’s been practicing this week and his status for Saturday has been upgraded to questionable. The Young Lithuanian enjoyed a breakout last season, upping his game offensively while doing a better job on the defensive glass and pitching in with more blocks. In a deep league, stash this dude now.
Share
more
Feed Burner eMail Get RotoRob by Email: Enter your email below to receive daily updates direct to your inbox. Only a pink taco wouldn’t subscribe.
PostShadow

The Wire Troll: Jeremy Lamb Breaks the Silence

November 28, 2015 | by Adrian Wallace | Comments Comments Off
The 6’10” rookie has seen some erratic minutes lately playing in the midst of Denver’s injured frontcourt. For the most part, Jokic has been making the most of it with a double-double on Sunday (his second in three games) and 16 points on Tuesday. As long as he’s starting, he’s worth owning as he’ll contribute points and boards to your team. Now, if Jokic can just learn to stay out of foul trouble, but such is life for young bigs in the NBA.
Share
more
Feed Burner eMail Get RotoRob by Email: Enter your email below to receive daily updates direct to your inbox. Only a pink taco wouldn’t subscribe.
PostShadow

The Wire Troll: Mario Chalmers Growling in Grizzlyland

November 21, 2015 | by Adrian Wallace | Comments Comments Off
The Grizzlies acquired Super Mario Tuesday in a trade with the Heat. Since his debut in Memphis, that’s exactly what he’s been – superb. In just 21 minutes per game over the last three contests, Chalmers has scored double digits, including a 29-point performance Tuesday against the Thunder. We repeat — against the Thunder. He clearly didn’t fear Oklahoma’s defensive roar as he attacked the paint and received 15 free throw attempts (canning 13). Chalmers will hit treys, get to the line and a hit a ton of free throws for your team.
Share
more
Feed Burner eMail Get RotoRob by Email: Enter your email below to receive daily updates direct to your inbox. Only a pink taco wouldn’t subscribe.
PostShadow

The Wire Troll: Gary Neal Replaces Bradley Beal

November 14, 2015 | by RotoRob | Comments Comments Off
This Australian veteran has the right Spurs mentality — sacrificing for the greater good, so you didn’t hear any moaning when injuries and team depth saw him take a back seat last season after looking like he was on the cusp of a breakout in 2013-14. This season, however, Mills is seeing more action than ever, so he needs to be on the radar of owners in deeper leagues as a solid backcourt depth option. This week, at the very least, he may make for a solid pickup in standard sized leagues, too.
Share
more
Feed Burner eMail Get RotoRob by Email: Enter your email below to receive daily updates direct to your inbox. Only a pink taco wouldn’t subscribe.
PostShadow