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    Awesome...

    now about some insider fantasy requests.... anyone able to post em...

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    some of them Eric KaraLocoBell Insiders woulden't go astay


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    Is there anybody who would not take KG with the #1 pick?

    Duncan's minutes fell off a tad last year, and Shaq is always injury-prone. LeBron might be my #2, at least in the league scoring system where I play (gametime, basketball.sports.ws). Cleveland's improved depth might keep him from playing those 44 minute games he had last year, though.

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    Is there anybody who would not take KG with the #1 pick?

    Duncan's minutes fell off a tad last year, and Shaq is always injury-prone. LeBron might be my #2, at least in the league scoring system where I play (gametime, basketball.sports.ws). Cleveland's improved depth might keep him from playing those 44 minute games he had last year, though.
    I hadn't gotten that far but before the knee came up I was at least considering Amare.

    Extremely young, numbers went up a ton last year, back to his true position at PF, two-position player depending on your format and the Suns were minus Q and JJ meaning they'd need even more production from him.

    Not sure I'd have decided that way but the thought had more than crossed my mind. TD gets consideration only because of two positions.
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    Well I think KG's supporting team has dropped off so yeah it's a tough one

    I'd Still go with Lebron as everyone says this is his year....MVP..

    Lebron just because i think he'd get more Triples then KG....


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    Vinny Del Negro would be my pick, but he's always been #1 in my heart.
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    Dana Barros!!
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    I hadn't gotten that far but before the knee came up I was at least considering Amare.

    Extremely young, numbers went up a ton last year, back to his true position at PF, two-position player depending on your format and the Suns were minus Q and JJ meaning they'd need even more production from him.

    Not sure I'd have decided that way but the thought had more than crossed my mind. TD gets consideration only because of two positions.

    I did take Amare w/ my #1

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    I did take Amare w/ my #1
    Ouch, My condolences do0d... thats gonna hurt right in the gonads...

    on my fantasy board the owner says he wasn't gonna trade him for anything but an All Star.. wishfull thinking... but i mean this is the keeper league so it might pay for the future...

    Thats a Good Question, What is Amare's Trade Value now... can you get something or just pray he comes back at the back end of the season with some Monster Games....

    is he worth a Tayshaun Prince or an Allen Iverson...

    Depends if you can cover him i suppose as to how cheap he'll go..


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    Vinny Del Negro would be my pick, but he's always been #1 in my heart.
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    Tell me how my new team looks, any suggestions

    PG- Stephon Marbury
    SG- Lebron James
    SF- Pau Gasol
    PF- Jermaine O'Neal
    C- Kurt Thomas
    G- Andre Miller
    F- Mike Miller
    G- Chauncey Billups
    G- Micheal Redd
    SF- Micheal Finley
    SG- Eddie Jones
    SF- Jalen Rose

    This was all preranked, as I missed the live draft...sucks I know. I know i probably need to drop maybe Eddie Jones and pick up a big man.
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    looking at my rankings, you have 7 players in the top 75 on my list.

    I'd say that if your league has 10 teams, yours is OK but not great.
    If there are 14 teams or more, your roster is pretty strong. Eddie Jones is most expendable. Finley, Rose, and Mike Miller are pretty ordinary and similar to one another. Of those 3, I personally like Miller best for consistency and minutes.

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    "Oct. 13, 2005, 6:24 PM
    FBA '06: Top 100 ESPN Fantasy Games


    1 LeBron James, Cle SG
    2 Kevin Garnett, Min SF
    3 Shawn Marion, Pho SF
    4 Tim Duncan, SA PF
    5 Dirk Nowitzki, Dal SF
    6 Tracy McGrady, Hou SG
    7 Kobe Bryant, LAL SG
    8 Gilbert Arenas, Was PG
    9 Dwyane Wade, Mia SG
    10 Allen Iverson, Phi SG
    11 Jermaine O'Neal, Ind PF
    12 Stephon Marbury, NY PG
    13 Paul Pierce, Bos SG
    14 Shaquille O'Neal, Mia C
    15 Elton Brand, LAC PF
    16 Andrei Kirilenko, Uta SF
    17 Steve Nash, Pho PG
    18 Vince Carter, NJ SG
    19 Ray Allen, Sea SG
    20 Yao Ming, Hou C
    21 Mike Bibby, Sac PG
    22 Steve Francis, Orl PG
    23 Jason Kidd, NJ PG
    24 Chris Bosh, Tor PF
    25 Baron Davis, GS PG
    26 Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Cle C
    27 Andre Miller, Den PG
    28 Chauncey Billups, Det PG
    29 Rashard Lewis, Sea SF
    30 Drew Gooden, Cle SF
    31 Larry Hughes, Cle PG
    32 Emmanuel Ginobili, SA SG
    33 Jason Richardson, GS SG
    34 Jason Terry, Dal PG
    35 Pau Gasol, Mem SF
    36 Marcus Camby, Den C
    37 Kirk Hinrich, Chi PG
    38 Kyle Korver, Phi SF
    39 Ron Artest, Ind SG
    40 Michael Redd, Mil SG
    41 Rafer Alston, Hou PG
    42 Damon Stoudamire, Mem PG
    43 Rasheed Wallace, Det PF
    44 Joe Johnson, Atl SG
    45 Tayshaun Prince, Det SF
    46 Michael Finley, SA SG
    47 Andre Iguodala, Phi SF
    48 Predrag Stojakovic, Sac SF
    49 Chris Webber, Phi PF
    50 Kurt Thomas, Pho C
    51 Quentin Richardson, NY SG
    52 Ben Wallace, Det C
    53 Jamaal Magloire, NO C
    54 Bobby Simmons, Mil SF
    55 Richard Jefferson, NJ SF
    56 Zachary Randolph, Por PF
    57 Damon Jones, Cle PG
    58 Antawn Jamison, Was SF
    59 Eddie Jones, Mem SG
    60 Carlos Boozer, Uta C
    61 Brad Miller, Sac C
    62 Al Harrington, Atl PF
    63 Tony Parker, SA PG
    64 Dwight Howard, Orl PF
    65 Emeka Okafor, Cha C
    66 Jalen Rose, Tor SG
    67 Jamal Crawford, NY PG
    68 Grant Hill, Orl SF
    69 Antoine Walker, Mia PF
    70 Samuel Dalembert, Phi PF
    71 Richard Hamilton, Det SG
    72 Mike Miller, Mem SF
    73 Jamaal Tinsley, Ind PG
    74 Tyson Chandler, Chi SF
    75 Corey Maggette, LAC SG
    76 Chris Paul, NO PG
    77 Andrew Bogut, Mil C
    78 Udonis Haslem, Mia C
    79 Ricky Davis, Bos SG
    80 Mehmet Okur, Uta PF
    81 Mike Dunleavy, GS SF
    82 Deron Williams, Uta PG
    83 Caron Butler, Was SF
    84 Carmelo Anthony, Den SF
    85 Kenyon Martin, Den PF
    86 Raef LaFrentz, Bos C
    87 P.J. Brown, NO PF
    88 Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Sac PF
    89 Josh Howard, Dal SF
    90 Stromile Swift, Hou PF
    91 Lamar Odom, LAL SF
    92 Cuttino Mobley, LAC SG
    93 Wally Szczerbiak, Min SG
    94 Shane Battier, Mem SF
    95 Luke Ridnour, Sea PG
    96 Gary Payton, Mia PG
    97 Brevin Knight, Cha PG
    98 Jameer Nelson, Orl PG
    99 Sam Cassell, LAC PG
    100 Amare Stoudemire, Pho PF"

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    "Sep. 26, 2005
    Modified: Oct. 2, 2005
    FBA: Preseason Looks

    By Jason Langendorf of Scouts Inc.

    Wait, you didn't honestly believe I could be contained by one sport, did you?

    Don't automatically assume the football guy is some one-trick pony. Just ask the fellas down at Chicago's Eugene Field Park about the 6-5 point guard, and they'll tell you ... OK, on second thought, don't listen to a word those guys say. You'll just have to take my word for it: I got a basketball jones.

    And believe me, I'm jonesing right now. The acrobatic playoffs stylings of Manu Ginobili seem like ancient history. The NBA draft was about as glamorous as laundry day at the Langendorf household, and it was a relatively slow offseason for trades and big-money free-agent signings. Truth is, I nearly wet myself reviewing statistics of the Rocky Mountain Revue. (Yes, I should get out more.)

    But the moves still matter, especially to fantasy owners. Who woulda thunk guys like Charlotte C Primoz Brezec and Portland C Joel Przybilla -- and any other seven-foot Z-boys who have slipped my mind (C Zaza Pachulia notwithstanding) -- would play productive roles with new teams last season? And then there are the Eric Snows and Brent Barrys, who steal our hearts and sink like lead zeppelins. Hate those guys.

    Determining whom to avoid can be just as important as figuring out whom to target, so here are the 10 most important offseason changes -- for better or worse -- fantasy players need to know:

    F Antoine Walker and PG Jason Williams, Heat
    This could be the ugliest mishmash of talent since the boys in Monty Python stopped making movies. The theory, I assume, is that Walker will thrive as a 3-point gunner working inside-out with C Shaquille O'Neal and that his ball skills will help keep the offense from bogging down in the half court. Williams is another long-range bomber who, I guess, can help create space in the paint for Shaq and, uh, lead the break. But with G/F James Posey and PG Gary Payton also on board, neither Walker nor Williams figures to get the minutes to put up enough of the good numbers (points, rebounds, 3s, assists) to offset the bad (turnovers, cruddy percentages). The biggest loser in the equation, I fear, is PF Udonis Haslem, who had a breakout 2004-05 but could lose the playing time he needs to rack up rebounds and make his strong shooting clips really count.

    SG Larry Hughes, Cavaliers
    Don't get me wrong: I like Hughes. Nice player. Good story. But his union with SF LeBron James could enter the Pippen-Barkley pantheon of bad pairings by January. New Cleveland GM Danny Ferry covered himself a bit by bringing in PG Damon Jones after the fact, but Hughes and James probably are too similar -- explosive slashers who are erratic shooters from the perimeter -- to share the same court without one of them taking a serious statistical hit. Jones is the team's only dangerous 3-point shooter, and neither C Zydrunas Ilgauskas nor PF Drew Gooden is a true inside player. So who will keep opponents honest when the Cavs try to isolate James or Hughes? Will they get in each other's way on the break? James is king in Cleveland, so Hughes' numbers are more likely to suffer. And because both players crave the ball in their hands and Jones isn't a great ball handler, turnovers will be a nuisance for both. One more thing: Hughes has played in more than 67 games in a season only once in his eight-year career.

    F Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Kings
    You could do worse than Abdur-Rahim as PF Chris Webber's replacement if you're Sacramento, but don't expect C-Webb-like numbers from the new guy. Abdur-Rahim doesn't block shots like Webber, and he doesn't have near the ball skills (career assist average: 2.8). Things turned out surprisingly well for him in Portland last year, and his numbers could even improve in an offense with a true point guard and better supporting players. And because SAR spends more time in the low post than Webber does, his presence could help boost G/F Peja Stojakovic's 3-point numbers back to their '03-04 heights.

    G/F Joe Johnson, Hawks
    Everyone get a good look at what happened to Kobe Bryant, a truly great player, in L.A. last year? Now imagine Johnson, merely a good player, in the same boat -- only one with more holes and a crew of sailors barely old enough to shave, let alone drink. Atlanta has been stockpiling long, athletic swingman types the last two years, a la Indiana. But unlike the Pacers, the Hawks don't have the veterans to usher in the new era slowly. It's just Johnson, F Al Harrington and, well, Zaza. You can bet Johnson will increase his scoring and 3s and perhaps his assists (the offense could run through him), which will be great in scoring leagues and some roto formats. But you might as well pencil him in for a 40 percent field-goal shooting clip and three-plus turnovers per -- as if Hawks fans (and fantasy owners) didn't get enough of Antoine Walker last year.

    F/C Stromile Swift, Rockets
    Swift has his problems -- he isn't very physical, doesn't shoot worth a damn and has trouble staying healthy -- but you can't deny that he puts up valuable roto numbers when he's on the floor. In 21.0 minutes a game over five years with the Grizzlies, Swift averaged 1.5 blocks, kept his turnovers down and shot well from the free-throw line for a big man. I'm a little troubled by his sagging rebounding numbers and field-goal clip, but another 8-10 minutes a game and working alongside C Yao Ming could make a world of a difference for Swift. If he qualifies at center in your league, he could pay big dividends as your No. 2.

    G/F Bobby Simmons, Bucks
    Simmons doesn't seem the type to rest on his laurels, but it wouldn't be the first time we've seen a contract-year guy blow up and, after getting in touch with his inner Trump, blow out with his new club. And even though I can't put my finger on it exactly, Milwaukee has a weird mix of talent that makes me worry. If Simmons can put up efficient numbers with the Clippers, maybe we shouldn't worry too much. But where are swingmen Desmond Mason and Jiri Welsch supposed to play, and will they mess with Simmons' minutes? Will key setup man PG T.J. Ford snap in half the first time PG Chauncey Billups posts him up? How long before C Andrew Bogut grows that porn-star mustache back? These aren't easy questions.

    SG Bonzi Wells, Kings
    Another Sacto addition who doesn't look great on paper but could turn into a fantasy success story. Wells has a history of burning up bridges practically before they've been built, and his attitude has affected his minutes at times in the past. But away from the 10-man rotation in Memphis and backcourt shuffling of Portland a few years back, he could (and probably is expected to) log about 35-plus minutes a game, which would be a career high. Considering Wells has averaged as many as 17.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.6 steals and has shot as well as 53.3 percent from the field and 77.8 percent from the line at various times in his NBA career, he could explode in a wide-open offense. At his position, only Wells' 3-pointers and turnovers are a little weak.

    SG Cuttino Mobley, Clippers
    The Kings obviously didn't love what Mobley gave them last year (mostly his defense), but in a 43-game tryout, he still put up some of the best numbers of his career. Think he isn't capable of the same, and maybe more, in La-La Land? Perhaps no team in the history of professional sports has generated more garbage-time stats for its constituents than the Clippers have. And because Mobley is this team's only legitimate sniper and PF Elton Brand and C Chris Kaman actually draw some attention inside, he could lead the league in 3s made and approach 20 points per game.

    F/C Kwame Brown, Lakers
    Trust no one who tells you he knows what Brown will do in a Lakers uniform. If I told you I had a clue, I'd be lying. But here's what we know about Brown: He withered in an awful environment early in his career in Washington, and the Wizards never seemed to nurture him and give him the sort of moral support and leeway any normal college-age kid needs. Brown's physical gifts are considerable, and his competition in L.A. amounts to C Chris Mihm and PF Slava Medvedenko. Perhaps no coach in the history of the game has been better qualified than Phil Jackson to coddle and coax the talent out of Brown, but ultimately it's up to an enigmatic 23-year-old whether he wants to be a player.

    G Marko Jaric, Timberwolves
    Jaric is one of those players who looks a lot better on a fantasy roster than in an NBA lineup. No respect for his game? Who cares. If you don't go after guys like this (PG Rafer Alston, SG Quentin Richardson and PF Vladimir Radmanovic, take a bow) in the middle and late rounds of your drafts, you're a knucklehead. Honestly, what I like least about Jaric is that he annually misses 20 or so games. His shooting percentages? Big whoop. Most NBA point guards today shoot in the low 40s from the floor, and I can live with Jaric's relatively clunky free-throw touch if he gets me six assists, 1-2 steals and a 3-pointer a game while keeping his turnovers low -- all of which he did last season. The Wolves have a lot fewer scorers than they had in the past, so Jaric could raise his scoring to 13-15 points per game."

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    "Sep. 26, 2005
    Modified: Oct. 3, 2005
    FBA: 2006 Sleepers

    By Jason Langendorf of Scouts Inc.


    Like rainbows and Gary Coleman, sleepers are something everybody loves.

    Yet even as we embrace them, we aren't sure what to make of them (also true of rainbows and ersatz Arnold Jackson, but now I'm only referring to the sleepers). Don't get hung up on the jargon. A fantasy sleeper, put simply, is any player who has value in a given league who exceeds generally accepted expectations. Lots of room for interpretation there, I know. But one person's sleeper is another's surefire starter and yet another's waiver-wire flotsam.

    Just know that because leagues vary so drastically in depth and styles and categories scored, it's almost impossible to package any player beyond the game's elite in a way that translates to every fantasy owner. And if you abide by that logic (or what passes for it), you'll find some of the sleepers I've listed below to be useful and others mere curiosities. (Specifically, I'm writing to that group of Pacific Division-only 23-category keeper-league owners in Smelterville, Idaho, who undoubtedly will form a posse to hunt me down like the dog that I am for wasting their time with this column. Just relax. Perhaps I'll cover Zarko Cabarkapa and Smush Parker in a future column.)

    G/F Josh Smith, Hawks
    Smith is a statistical oddball, but in a good way. A skinny 6-9 swingman who has lacked the handle of a guard and the go-to move of an impact scorer, he nevertheless is capable of racking up points, rebounds and swats -- the last one being key. Smith, who ranked 12th in the league in blocks per 48 minutes (3.37) as a rookie, offers his owners a lot of flexibility at the power positions in roto leagues because he can help cover a tough category at a shooting guard or small forward slot. Inconsistency marred his play last season, but players with his size and athleticism don't come along often and he has more to give in the assists and 3s departments, maybe as soon as 2005-06. Sixteen points, eight boards, 2.5 assists, 2.5 blocks and a steal a game are attainable.

    C Joel Przybilla, Trail Blazers
    A career stiff who didn't come on until the second half last season in a forgotten NBA city, Przybilla has zero cachet (read: should come cheap). And at 7-1, with decent hands and a strong sense of his own limitations, he should have no trouble matching or bettering his per-game post-All-Star break numbers in the rebounds (9.7), blocks (3.4) and field-goal percentage (56.1) categories that compose the bulk of his value. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar he's not, but as Portland's only source of low-post scoring behind PF Zach Randolph, Przybilla could be a double-double machine and is legitimately capable of leading the league in blocks and field-goal shooting.

    G/F Josh Howard, Mavericks
    Howard is a do-it-all type whose surroundings in Dallas are both a blessing and a curse. He draws less attention from defenses and gets better playmaking help because of the Mavericks' superior talent, but Howard also suffers because SF Jerry Stackhouse, G/F Marquis Daniels and new addition G/SG Doug Christie are similar players who command playing time. At his best, Howard is an eight-category player, but to take the next step, he needs to earn a few extra minutes while refining his shooting touch (at the line and from the perimeter) and showing more consistency. Given his strong playoffs run, it isn't out of the question.

    PG Luke Ridnour, SuperSonics
    Shrimpy, pasty-faced Ridnour has built a fast following with his funkadelic game, but can he push his numbers into the fantasy-starter neighborhood this season? It won't help that wingmen Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis hog so many shot attempts, but Ridnour at least should absorb some of the minutes, scoring and assists of departed G Antonio Daniels. If Ridnour raises his shooting from the floor a few ticks (though 40.5 percent isn't awful for a point guard these days) and takes it to the rack more often (the better to exploit his 88.3 percent clip from the line), we'll really be on to something. Bonus: Folks in turnover leagues will love his efficiency with the ball (3.24-to-1 turnover-to-assist ratio in '04-05).

    SF Mike Dunleavy, Warriors
    Dunleavy put up only decent numbers last season, but all signs point to his moving up a notch or two on the statistical ladder. He has improved his bottom line in most categories in each of the last two seasons, and things really started to click for him in the second half of last season, specifically after the arrival of PG Baron Davis (when Dunleavy's shooting percentages took off). He's only 25, and he probably still is filling out his frame. Dunleavy never will be a banger, but if he adds another rebound and a couple of points to his scoring clip in '05-06, he'll be a top-50 player who comes at a top-100 price.

    C Chris Kaman, Clippers
    To the jaded, Kaman entered the league as just another token mid-major, NCAA tourney-starring, 7-foot white guy who would follow the Todd Fullers and Jim McIlvaines on the short track out of the NBA. But the open-minded saw Kaman's mobility, athleticism, decent jump shot and ability to go to either hand. He built on his rookie-year stats last season, increased his averages from the first to the second half, and in April averaged 17.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.3 blocks against San Antonio, Utah (a good defensive team) and Phoenix. Granted, it was April. Yes, they were Kaman's only three games in the month (a back injury bogged him down). But the progress is undeniable. Whether Kaman is ready for more minutes -- and whether, on a team with PG Sam Cassell, SG Cuttino Mobley, SF Corey Maggette and PF Elton Brand, he ever will see the ball on offense -- is less certain.

    PF Al Jefferson, Celtics
    Jefferson has the strength of a bull moose, but he also played defense like one as a rookie. Finishing ranked 16th in the league in rebounds per 48 minutes (14.2) and 48th in points per 48 (21.7), Jefferson showed obvious potential. But he got nowhere near that magical 48-minute figure because of his conditioning and propensity for fouls (8.9 per 48 minutes, fourth-highest in the league). He worked on his body over the summer and could be ready for 25-30 minutes a game (which Boston should be willing to give him). He won't deliver 3s or assists like some of the league's top, more dynamic big men, but Jefferson could produce like a poor man's Shaq (without the center eligibility) as soon as this season.

    SG J.R. Smith, Hornets
    Transplant Smith, a rookie last year, to the 2000-01 Utah Jazz squad, and you basically have SG DeShawn Stevenson. Scary, but true. The difference: Smith is a better athlete and has a sharper shooting touch than he showed last season. More important, New Orleans stunk last season, so Smith logged big minutes as the team unloaded talent at yard-sale prices and, uh, built for the future. On the bright side, Smith improved steadily as the season wore on and could develop into one of the league's better scorers if he builds up his body and discovers a midrange game. Better playmaking (hello, PG Chris Paul) and decent help inside should help 6-6 Smith shoot a higher percentage on 3s as a soph. Besides, who else is gonna score on that team?

    PG Sebastian Telfair, Trail Blazers
    I had serious doubts about a 6-0 high school point guard, especially one who happened to hail from New York and claim Knicks point guard Stephon Marbury as a cousin. How does anyone live up to that kind of hype? Well, Telfair made a nice go of it despite sitting behind PGs Damon Stoudamire and Nick Van Exel for much of the season and possessing virtually no jump shot. Telfair likely never will be a serious 3-point threat, but he has gotten stronger and clearly has a knack for finishing plays -- whether at the rim, at the line or putting a teammate in position for easy points. After averaging 12.5 points, 6.7 assists and 1.36 steals and shooting 45.3 percent from the floor in April, Telfair now is the Blazers' starter at the point.

    PG Shaun Livingston, Clippers
    Yet another straight-from-preps second-year player? So sue me. I can't help it if the league keeps drafting 'em -- especially if the boys keep proving they can ball. Livingston makes believers out of everyone who gets to see him in extensive action, but fantasy owners weren't among them: Because of injuries, the Ticonderoga-thin 182-pound rookie played only 30 games last season. Then again, when Livingston played, man, did he play. His 11.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 7.4 assists over Los Angeles' last 10 games only scratched the surface of his ability. At 6-7, he fills passing lanes (steals potential!) and harrows shooters (blocks potential!), and he can get his own shot or knock down spot-up jumpers. Livingston's upside really knows no boundaries, though that skinny bod and Cassell are immediate obstacles."

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    Thanks for the Insider Posts Mate... Awesome stuff...


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    My team in a yahoo league with categories PTS, AST, REB, STL, BLK, TO and FG% (note no 3pts or FT%):

    PG: Alston, Chris Paul, Breven Knight
    G: McGrady, Bobby Simmons, Quentin Richardson
    F: Okafor, Webber, Kurt Thomas, Lamar Odom, Antione Walker
    C: Shaq, Camby

    Like it?

    We start 10... PG, SG, G, 3 F's, 2 C's and 2 Utils.

    Thanks

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    My team in a yahoo league with categories PTS, AST, REB, STL, BLK, TO and FG% (note no 3pts or FT%):

    PG: Alston, Chris Paul, Breven Knight
    G: McGrady, Bobby Simmons, Quentin Richardson
    F: Okafor, Webber, Kurt Thomas, Lamar Odom, Antione Walker
    C: Shaq, Camby

    Like it?

    We start 10... PG, SG, G, 3 F's, 2 C's and 2 Utils.

    Thanks
    How big is your team? Is it head2head?

    Personally, I don't like walker, alston, and q.rich specially there is no 3s in your league and their FG% are going to hurt you.

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    How my teams look? Both of them are live draft, but I got the last pick for both leagues

    League A
    12

    Head-to-Head
    PG, SG, G, SF, PF, F, C, C, Util, Util, BN, BN, BN, IL
    FG%, FT%, 3PTM, PTS, REB, AST, ST, BLK, TO

    1. T. Duncan
    2. S. Marbury
    3. R. Lewis
    4. J. Richardson
    5. R. Hamilton
    6. L. Odom
    7. J. Magloire
    8. J. Tinsley
    9. B. Wells
    10. V. Radmanovic
    11. G. Wallace
    12. J. Smith
    13. L. Deng


    League B
    12

    Rotisserie
    PG, SG, G, SF, PF, F, C, C, Util, Util, BN, BN, BN, IL
    FG%, FTA, FT%, 3PTM, PTS, OREB, REB, AST, ST, BLK, TO, A/T, TECH

    1. S. Nash
    2. Y. Ming
    3. C. Bosh
    4. J. Richardson
    5. A. Iguodala
    6. J. Magloire
    7. Q. Richardson
    8. R. Hamilton
    9. S. Telfair
    10. M. Miller
    11. D. Miles
    12. Z. Pachulia
    13. E. Griffin

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    How big is your team? Is it head2head?

    Personally, I don't like walker, alston, and q.rich specially there is no 3s in your league and their FG% are going to hurt you.
    I expect q. rich to warm the bench and Walker's FG% to go up in Miami... we have 13 per team and 10 teams.. it is head to head

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    Here's a guy you might want to pick up if you have a roster spot open. If Granger hadn't been available, I would have been happy with this guy at 16

    "A year ago at roughly this time Rick Pitino told me Louisville product Francisco Garcia was the best small forward he ever coached. These days the freelance rookie first-round choice is making everyone on the Kings better." New York Post
    "He wanted to get to that money time. Time when the hardware was on the table. That's when Roger was going to show up. So all we needed to do was stay close"
    Darnell Hillman (Speaking of former teammate Roger Brown)

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    PG C. Billups (Det - PG)
    SG R. Allen (Sea - SG)
    SF L. James (Cle - SF)
    PF B. Wallace (Det - FC)
    C J. Magloire (NOK - C)
    Util J. Johnson (Atl - GF)
    D. Howard (Orl - PF)
    L. Odom (LAL - SF)
    J. Smith (Atl - GF)
    D. Williams (Uta - G)
    A. Jefferson (Bos - PF)
    D. Miles (Por - GF)
    S. Telfair (Por - PG)
    BN Ja. Jones (Pho - SF)

    Hows this team looking guys?

    Catagories: FGM FG% FTM FT% 3PTM 3PT% PTS OREB REB AST ST BLK TO

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    PG C. Billups (Det - PG)
    SG R. Allen (Sea - SG)
    SF L. James (Cle - SF)
    PF B. Wallace (Det - FC)
    C J. Magloire (NOK - C)
    Util J. Johnson (Atl - GF)
    D. Howard (Orl - PF)
    L. Odom (LAL - SF)
    J. Smith (Atl - GF)
    D. Williams (Uta - G)
    A. Jefferson (Bos - PF)
    D. Miles (Por - GF)
    S. Telfair (Por - PG)
    BN Ja. Jones (Pho - SF)

    Hows this team looking guys?

    Catagories: FGM FG% FTM FT% 3PTM 3PT% PTS OREB REB AST ST BLK TO
    I already see 2 problems on your team......you have 2 Pistons as your starters!!! . J/K.

    The only real catagory that I see is that you may need some additional help in the Assists catagory. That appears to be your weakest catagory. Also...I would look for another Center and/or PF who block shots. As the 2nd backup Center....Magliore is a good choice...but as the primary Center...he isn't as good as he used to be cuz his FG% ( less then 45% ) and BPG ( averages about 1 bpg ) over the last 2 season has really sucked it up for a Center. Since you are stacked at the SF spot....I would look to dump either Miles or JJ to make room.
    Ash from Army of Darkness: Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun.

    This is David West, he is the Honey Badger, West just doesn't give a *****....he's pretty bad *ss cuz he has no regard for any other Player or Team whatsoever.

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    Hey, how about my fantasy team? It's on yahoo and it has 12 teams, and it's a head-to-head type.

    PG - Chauncey Billups
    PG - Steve Francis
    PG - Andre Miller
    G - Raymond Felton
    SG -Paul Pierce
    SG - Doug Christie
    SF - Ron Artest
    F- Morris Peterson
    F- Marvin Williams
    F - Danny Granger
    PF - Kevin Garnett
    C - Chris Mihm
    C - Joel Przybilla

    Any suggestions guys?

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    My suggestion to anyone who has crappy centers is to pick up Zaza Pachulia if he is still on waivers/not drafted

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