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NBA coaches expected to get the shaft 1st? Byron Scott and Derek Fisher are high on the list but George Karl has the starring role.
November 5, 2015 No Comments
The NBA season is almost here and oddsmakers are quickly cooking up props for the 2015-16 campaign. One of the most popular – and profitable – markets in recent years has been the NBA MVP odds, with surprising winners in Stephen Curry and Derrick Rose, as well as value outcomes like Kevin Durant.
Around those winners were four MVP honors for LeBron James, who is the favorite (+190) to win again this season. But we dig a little deeper in our handicapping sports effort to find a few others who may have a chance to receive the NBA’s top individual honor:
Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks (+2,000)
Anthony is arguably one of the Top 5 players in the NBA and if anyone can make the Knicks relevant again, they should at least get some MVP consideration. New York plays in the weak Atlantic Division, which is really anyone’s to win – or lose. Melo looks like a MVP candidate early into preseason action and has some help in N.Y. this season, which should help take some of the wear and tear off his body.
Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers (+1,000)
The Clippers are ready to break away from the pack in the Western Conference and it’s Chris Paul doing the heavy lifting. Paul, who actually suffered a minor fracture in his left index finger this preseason, played in all 82 games for L.A. last season, averaging 19 points and almost 5 assists per game. Los Angeles will challenge the NBA champion Golden State Warriors in the Pacific and if they can take the division over Stephen Curry & Co., Paul will be a huge reason why.
LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs (+2,500)
Aldridge was a force in Portland but now that he’s under the wings of Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan in San Antonio, he could make that next step as a player. The 6-foot-11 power forward is one of the best mid-range players in the NBA and should have plenty of room to operate with defenses forced to respect the Spurs’ other stars. Aldridge, who signed a big free agent deal with San Antonio this offseason, posted more than 23 points and 10 rebounds per game and played a good chunk of the schedule with an injured hand
October 21, 2015 No Comments
According to a joint statement from DraftKings and FanDuel: “Nothing is more important” than the “integrity of the games we offer.”
October 6, 2015 No Comments
Kershaw with the Martinellis? We get it now. #Soft
Frontrunners to win the World Series: Blue Jays 4-1; Royals 9-2; Mets 11-2 (careful Dodgers’ fans); and the Dodgers and Cards at 6-1. The Angels are 30-1. Good luck with that.
This could change real quick, no?
Image Courtesy of Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers
September 30, 2015 No Comments
Getting a top-tier quarterback in fantasy football is pretty important for most players. The very best can be counted on just about every single week, as they don’t have bad matchups like some of the others. They definitely come with a pretty high price tag, but here is a look at the top five to target in 2015.
The Green Bay Packers were able to talk Randall Cobb into staying in town, so that means Rodgers has a chance to pretty much play 2015 with his favor targets back. That is scary news for everyone else in the NFL. Rodgers will use Cobb and Jordy Nelson pretty frequently, but he will also look at his running back Eddie Lacy as well as other targets throughout the year. He is generally considered the best quarterback in the game right now, and his fantasy football numbers back that up.
Luck took a huge leap in 2014, as he officially entered the top tier of talent at the quarterback position. As we get ready for 2015, he could very well be even better. The Indianapolis Colts have done a very good job of rebuilding their team on the fly. They now have some of the best receivers in the NFL, and veteran Andre Johnson in particular is going to be huge for Luck in fantasy football. Eventually, Luck is the guy most likely to take over for Rodgers as the best quarterback in the NFL.
It is pretty obvious that Manning is starting to slow down at quarterback. However, it just goes to show how dominant he is when he is still considered a top five fantasy football quarterback at such an advanced age. The Denver Broncos have done whatever possible to make sure he has sufficient targets to throw the ball to. He might be one hit away from a major injury, but his numbers can’t be denied.
People don’t really view him as a top-tier quarterback yet, but he has a chance to be pretty good in 2015 as far as fantasy football is concerned. He is somebody who works very hard at his craft, and he has a new weapon in Jimmy Graham to utilize this season at the tight end position. He enters the top five for the first time in his career.
The man who just lost Jimmy Graham as a target still stays in the top five simply because he throws the ball so often. The New Orleans Saints are built around him, and he is going to get a chance to put up huge numbers. He is starting to get up there in age, but he is pretty significantly better in fantasy football compared to the like of Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, Matt Ryan and any other challenger for that No. 5 spot.
July 29, 2015 No Comments
Like we needed a reason to run a Kanye and Kim photo.
Though this 1 was taken in London (and a fav of ours for obvious reasons), Kanye and friends were hanging out at the Cantonese Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino after his performance Sunday at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.
May 19, 2015 No Comments
Sometimes, we’re the dumbest guys on the block. But even we had to question Vegas giving the Clippers 2 1/2 points after the colossal collapse in Game 6. Seriously, what are we missing here, we thought? Unfortunately, not a thing. Just as we predicted (we know, they took a different route, but…), its a Rockets-Warriors Western Conference Final, but everyone knew that, no?
My old lady keeps asking why I don’t bet these things. She really thinks I’m brilliant. I don’t have the heart to tell her. “Sweetie, if I bet it, it ain’t going to happen. Trust me.”
May 18, 2015 No Comments
Silly us. We thought Dwight didn’t want to come back to L.A.
We were drooling of a Clippers-Warriors rematch in the Western Conference final. We weren’t the only ones either. Then a big hole sunk the Clippers’ ship in the 4th quarter, and you know the rest of the story. How does this happen with no James Harden in the final period? And since we’re dropping dimes, someone please give Stan Van Gundy a playoff share because he is the reason Josh Smith is in Houston.
“We kind of…you could tell we kind of got stunned, and we didn’t respond well,” Blake Griffin said.
No shit Sherlock?
The rest of the story.
The Sports Xchange
May 15, 2015 No Comments
May 13, 2015 No Comments
Surprised our favorite headline got squeezed.
May 13, 2015 No Comments