1. Initial Impression of Fantasy Basketball's Rookie Class

    From top to bottom, the class of 2008 had a major impact over the 2008-09 fantasy basketball season. Many of last years steals, like O.J. Mayo, Eric Gordon, and Brook Lopez will be reached on in the early rounds of fantasy drafts in the fall of 2009...

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  2. Final Thoughts on the 2009 NBA Draft

    The 2009 NBA Draft has come and gone. While some questioned the talent in the draft, there were a lot of story lines that made it an exciting one to cover...

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  3. NBA: Full 2009 Draft Recap

    Here is a breakdown of each pick, including the picks of my first round mock. I started out well and was one or two picks away on many. Visit my draft blog for some more candid reactions. First Round1...

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  4. 2009 NBA Draft Blog

    It's here. If you're playing at home here's my mock draft and here's my big board. I am watching the draft with famed B/R writer PJ Ross. We have our "Ricky Rubio Queso Dip" and some Mexican themed beers...

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  5. Shaquille O'Neal Traded to Cavaliers: What's the Fantasy Basketball Impact?

    The "Big Everything" is doing a great job of stealing the spotlight from the 2009 NBA Draft—and anything else NBA-related, for that matter...

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  6. 2009 NBA Mock Draft: Final Edition

    It's finally here-there are less than 12 hours until the 2009 NBA Draft, and it would be a ridiculous understatement to say things are starting to heat up.The Minnesota Timberwolves traded Mike Miller and Randy Foye for to Washington for the fifth pick...

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  7. NBA Trades: Jefferson, Miller, and Foye Alter Fantasy Basketball Landscape

    Trade!It seems like just yesterday I was writing about Allen Iverson and Chauncey Billups swapping squads, but a lot of time, money, and metal has swapped hands since then...

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  8. 2009 NBA Draft Big Board: Top 70 Prospects

    With the draft truly on the horizon, it's time to unveil my 2009 NBA Draft Big Board.During and after the draft I will be using my Big Board to analyze the value of the picks...

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  9. 2009 NBA Draft: Comparing the Prospects to Pros

    After the 2008-09 NCAA season wrapped-up I heard a rumor that the 2009 NBA Draft contained a weak class prospects. It's was supposed to be full of undersized and un-athletic players who can't be stars in the NBA...

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  10. 2009 NBA Mock Draft: Two Full Rounds

    With the 2009 NBA Draft only a few days a way it's time to take a look at how the entire draft might play out. I haven't been changing the top half of the lottery much, and am still trying to figure out where the second tier of point guards will land...

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  11. 2009 NBA Draft Prospects' Highlight Reel

    With the 2009 NBA Draft less than a week away, you're probably buried in rumors and mock drafts. The teams aren't basing their picks on something they've read, however, it's what the prospects have done on the court that counts...

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  12. 2009 NBA Mock Draft: Commitment Day Edition

    The decision date for underclassmen entering the 2009 NBA Draft has come and gone--there's no turning back now. The biggest name heading back to school was Luke Harangody although he was projected as a second round pick...

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  13. A Way Too Early Fantasy Football Draft

    Is it fantasy football season already? Well, no, but it's not going to stop me from registering my first team of the season.As I do annually, I signed up for a Yahoo! Sports autopick league just to see how things shake out...

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  14. 2009 NBA Draft: The Top 10 Sleeper Picks

    Every year future starters, and even some all-stars, slip into the second round of the NBA Draft. Teams have put so much emphasis on potential and size that they sometimes overlook the fact ...

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  15. Fantasy Football: The Calm Before The Storm

    While we are still two months away from the first preseason game of 2009 and three months away from the regular season kick-off, it's never too early to prepare for the fantasy football season...

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  16. 2009 NBA Mock Draft: Post Combine Edition

    The NBA's annual Draft Combine has wrapped up and without the 5-on-5 play, most of the focus was on how big and athletic the prospects were...

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  17. LeBron and Kobe Are Nice, but Shaq Wins Championships

    Before the trade deadline there were rumors that the Cleveland Cavaliers were coordinating a move with the Phoenix Suns to acquire Shaquille O'Neal for Sasha Pavlovic, Ben Wallace, and/or Wally Szczerbiak...

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  18. Playoff Fantasy Basketball: The Finals

    For lack of a better phrase, The Finals are finally here.While fans aren't getting the LeBron V Kobe matchup that Nike and Vitamin Water desired, the Orlando Magic are a formidable opponent for the defending Western Conference Champions...

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  19. Fantasy Files: Stephen Davis, 1999

    In the first three seasons of his career, Stephen Davis posted 815 rushing yards and five touchdowns for the Washington Redskins, primarily spelling Terry Allen. By the start of his fifth season, Davis had signed the NFL's first $100 million contract...

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  20. 2009 NBA Mock Draft: The Full First Round

    Now that the ping pong balls have been selected we can finally start to mock up the 2009 NBA Draft. The talent pool isn’t as thin as some are saying it’s just heavy on point guards and light on posts...

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  21. The 10 Best Athletes in the World

    Athleticism - physical prowess consisting variously of coordination, dexterity, vigor, stamina, etc. That's one way to describe it but words do not do athleticism justice. It's poetry in motion...

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  22. Fantasy Basketball Playoffs: Conference Finals

    And then there were four.It wasn't impossible but you should be patting yourself on the back if you have accurately predicted the first two round of the playoffs...

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  23. Fantasy Files: Daunte Culpepper, 2000

    In 1999 the Minnesota Vikings made Daunte Culpepper the 11th pick of the NFL Draft, one year after drafting Randy Moss.Amongst the names of Tim Couch, Donovan McNabb, Akili Smith, and Cade McNown, Culpepper was largely overshadowed...

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  24. Is Matt Cassel the Poor Man's Tom Brady or the Rich Man's Billy Volek?

    You know Matt Cassel? The preseason PR story turned most coveted quarterback in the NFL. The second coming of Tom Brady? Not so fast.There is no denying that Cassel was impressive last year...

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  25. What Can The Playoffs Teach Us About Fantasy Basketball?

    The NBA Playoffs are when teams and players show their true colors and while it's easy to sit back watch the elite competitors now is not the time to turn off your fantasy basketball IQ...

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