1. Fantasy Basketball Advice: Beware of the Rookie Wall

    You hear about it in all sports, especially in NBA basketball, "the rookie wall." That point in the season where rookies have played more games than in a college season in half the time...

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  2. 2009 NFL Draft: Jarett Dillard Catches Touchdowns, Scouts' Eyes

    If you were to put a football position to 5'10" 182 pounds, it would undoubtedly be corner back. If I asked you give me the size of an NFL receiver you would say 6'3" 220 pounds...

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  3. Tuesday Night Tip-Dunk: The Stars' Night Off

    With most of the NBA's premier teams playing on the NBA's version of Thanksgiving Day, Martin Luther King Day, it left us with the most uneventful Tuesday Night of the season.No Lakers, no Cavs...

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  4. Is Jon Brockman the Next Antonio Gates?

    On any given night, you can see Washington Huskies’ forward Jon Brockman bumping, banging, and bruising opponents on his way to a double-double...

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  5. 2009 NFL Draft: Georgia Boys Moreno & Stafford Set To Make Big Splash

    It's not uncommon that college teammates are also elite NFL prospects, especially not in the SEC. In the 2007 season Arkansas running backs Darren McFadden and Felix Jones improved their draft-stock by taking the defensive focus off each other...

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  6. Fantasy Basketball: Catch These Slumpers on the Rebound

    It's rare for a player to go through a season without some poor performances. Occasionally players string out a majority of their poor performances over the course of three to five weeks...

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  7. NFL Draft 2009: Big Board

    With the Jan. 15 declaration deadline finalized for underclassmen, we can now start shaping up our prospects. This is the year's first big board as of Jan. 16, 2009, and it will be updated periodically as senior bowls, workouts, and rumors take place...

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  8. Tuesday Night Tip-Dunk: Kobe and LeBron Make MVP a Two-Man Race

    As we reach the midway-point in the season, it's no surprise that teams are ailing from injuries. All teams will face some adversity throughout the season. Good teams face adversity head-on, great teams overcome it...

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  9. All-Midseason Fantasy Basketball Teams

    1st-Team All-Midseason PG: Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets—Paul is on-pace for his second consecutive fantasy MVP award. SG: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat—Scores, passes, and is phenomenal on defense...

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  10. Fantasy Basketball: Find Your Championship "Through the Wire"

    Every season, players get hurt, start off slow, go in a slump or simply don't perform. As fantasy owners, we get tired of dealing with these players, and when we try to trade them, it's no surprise that they have limited value...

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  11. Will a Vince Young "Wildcat" Be the Tennessee Titans' Playoff Wildcard?

    The “Wildcat.”With the help of QB Coach David Lee and the shotgun spread offense he ran at Arkansas, Miami Dolphins' head coach Tony Sparano rejuvenated playbooks across the NFL...

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  12. Tuesday Night Tip-Dunk: Hornets and Their Former City Defeat NBA Elite

    New Orleans Hornets 116, at Los Angles Lakers 105Chris Paul had another great first half against the Lakers with 23 points, seven assists, and two steals, shooting 8-for-12 from the field...

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  13. Mike Dunleavy and Monta Ellis Are Ready to Impact Your Fantasy Basketball Roster

    Last year's two biggest fantasy sleepers have been this year's biggest fantasy duds. Mike Dunleavy and Monta Ellis entered the season injured, and fantasy owners who basked in their glory last season couldn't be more disappointed...

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  14. Andre Iguodala, Danny Granger, Kevin Durant: Let These Swingmen Be Your "Wings"

    Every fantasy owner wants guys who can do it all. Many fantasy owners are fixed on acquiring a combo guard (a player who can play point and shooting guard) to give their team a boost...

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  15. Tuesday Night Tip-Dunk: NBA New Year's Resolutions

    This week the Tip-Dunk is doing something a little different. Instead of reviewing the Tuesday Night matchups, I will be going around the league and declaring New Year's Resolutions for some of the NBA's best and worst teams...

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  16. The Three S's for Success: January's Fantasy Basketball Must-Haves

    The three S's for success are a star, starter, and sleeper who present lots of fantasy upside for the near future. This group has some great matchups in the month of January, and even after the month is over, they should continue to shine...

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  17. The Top 10 Dunkers in the NBA Today

    There are plenty of guys in the NBA today who can throw it down. Many of today's NBA players are riding their slam-jams of yesteryear...

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  18. Tuesday Night Tip-Dunk: Lakers and Celtics Win on Way to Christmas Matchup

    Cleveland Cavaliers 99 , Houston Rockets 90 LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavilers are out to prove that they can beat any team in the Eastern or Western Conference. After a decisive 105-88 win over the Nuggets on Dec...

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  19. Stat Specialists: The Final Pieces for Your NBA Fantasy Title-Run

    As fantasy owners, we are always thinking of a way to trade for LeBron James to go with our Chris Paul, or Dwyane Wade to go with our Amare Stoudemire. We offer up three-for-one trades that get rejected faster than Usain Bolts 100M...

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  20. Which Players Are Primed for Fantasy Stardom in 2009?

    In the 2008 portion of this NBA season two point guards have already elevated their game into stardom. In fantasy leagues Devin Harris was seen drafted behind Mo Williams, Lamar Odom, and Hedo Turkoglu...

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  21. Tuesday Night Tip-Dunk: McGrady's Triple-Double Is Trouble for Nuggets

    Denver Nuggets 96, at Houston Rockets 108Tracy McGrady took over the game Tuesday Night, racking up his first triple-double since Dec. 5, 2007. McGrady led the Rockets with 20 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists while blocking three shots along the way..

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  22. Can Kevin McHale Get the Timberwolves Looking Like the '80s Celtics?

    Kevin Love loves Kevin McHale. Love grew up watching old Celtics tapes with his father Stan. He would study McHale's post moves, his passion, and his hustle...

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  23. Jason Richardson Traded to Phoenix Suns: Fantasy Basketball Impact

    Well before the trade deadline, NBA franchises have been very active making moves that will take their teams to the next level (New York excluded). On Dec...

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  24. Greg Oden: How Bad Can It Get?

    Before the start of the season I wrote, Greg Oden: How Good Can He Be as a Redshirt Rookie? In it, I looked at the games, and rookie stats of some of the all-time great centers who were top draft picks in the past few decades...

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  25. Tuesday Night Tip-Dunk: Spurs Win Shootout, No Love for T-Wolves

    Utah Jazz 99, at Minnesota Timberwolves 96In Kevin McHale's first game as head coach, he had the Minnesota Timberwolves playing inspired basketball...

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