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Fantasy basketball roundtable: Where would Shai Gilgeous-Alexander be picked in a redraft?

It’s Week 6 of the fantasy basketball season and one player who seems to have slid way too far in almost every league’s draft is Shai Gilgeous-Alexander — an early MVP candidate. So where would SGA be picked if our experts could do things over and draft today? Here are André Snellings, Eric Moody, Eric […]

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Fantasy basketball: How Dejounte Murray is thriving next to Trae Young in Atlanta

When the Atlanta Hawks traded for Dejounte Murray this offseason, pairing of one of the best defensive guards in the league with Trae Young, one of the best of offensive guards in the league, it made a lot of sense on paper for the Hawks to succeed. ESPN’s Basketball Power Index (BPI) identified the Hawks […]

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J.B. Bickerstaff says skidding Cavs plagued by ‘fat cat mentality’

The losing skid follows an eight-game winning streak for the Cavs, who started the season 8-1 and looked like contenders in the Eastern Conference. However, following Wednesday’s game, Cavs coach J.B. Bickerstaff wondered whether his team developed a “fat cat mentality” after such a fast start and believed winning would come easy for them. “We […]

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Our experts make their way-too-early predictions for 2022-23 awards

While there is still plenty of season left, a handful of players have hopped into the driver’s seats for the NBA’s biggest accolades so far. After a down season riddled by injuries in 2021-22, Luka Doncic has jolted to an early lead in this year’s MVP race with career-best and league-leading offensive stats, and is […]

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Joel Embiid scores 59 as masterful performance lifts 76ers

Little did anyone realize what Embiid had in store for an encore 24 hours later against the Utah Jazz. Embiid had the performance of his career Sunday night, finishing with 59 points — a career high — to go along with 11 rebounds, 8 assists and 7 blocks in 36 minutes to give the 76ers […]

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Fantasy basketball tips and NBA betting picks for Monday

Los Angeles, We Have A Problem: The Clippers have struggled to win in convincing fashion this season and as if that is not reason enough to worry about them covering the number tonight, here’s another: home underdogs of more than five points have returned a +17.1 unit profit when bet on the moneyline this season. […]

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Fantasy basketball tips and NBA betting picks for Friday

Puzzle Pieces: For DFS/over bettors, the target opponents play poor defense and force tempo while under bettors want the opposite (slow moving teams that defend at a high level). The Nuggets are a top-10 pace/bottom-10 defense team … Marcus Smart has 34 assists against 26 shots over his past three games and figures to continue […]

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ESPN Africa and NBA announce multi-year expanded broadcast deal

Beginning with the 2022-23 NBA season that tipped off last month, ESPN Africa will broadcast all 45 games live in primetime in Africa this season, as part of “NBA Saturdays and NBA Sundays presented by NBA 2K23,” which features games starting as early as 19:00 CAT and the league’s biggest stars. Additionally, ESPN2 will air […]

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NBA Power Rankings, Week 4: Utah keeps defying expectations and Luka could be MVP front-runner

The ascending 8-2 Cleveland Cavaliers had a chance at a 9-1 start and a share of first place in the Eastern Conference before blowing a 13-point lead to the LA Clippers. The Clippers are starting to find their own groove after a rough return for a now-sidelined Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. They could soon […]

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2022-23 NBA Awards Watch: Who are the early leaders for MVP, Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year?

Entering the season, the Nets were considered a shoo-in to make the playoffs. The were -2000 to make the playoffs at DraftKings and +1000 to miss the playoffs. The Knicks on the other hand were +180 to make the playoffs and -225 to miss the playoffs. Times have started changing, but I think there’s still […]

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