Fantasy hoops: Will Noel ever break out?

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we pose a question to a panel of ESPN fantasy basketball experts to gauge their thoughts on a hot topic. Today’s contributors are ESPN Fantasy’s André Snellings, Jim McCormick, Joe Kaiser and Kyle Soppe. At times during his four NBA seasons, Nerlens Noel has looked like he was going to […]

Ainge’s process leads to wide range of talent

Today is the third part of this trilogy on the team building “Process,” based upon a panel that I saw at this year’s MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (SSAC) entitled “Trust the Process? Team building and rebuilding in the NBA.” The panel featured former Philadelphia 76ers GM Sam Hinkie, Boston Celtics co-owner Stephen Pagliuca, LA […]

Auditing the 2017-18 fantasy basketball season

This time of year, there isn’t a more terrifying word in the English language than “audit.” But what about a fantasy audit? Let’s take one last, long, loving gaze at the statistical campaign we’re about to conclude before we close the books and move past the oft-injured 2017-18 season. I end every season with my […]

Diamonds in the rough for 2018-19

Back in 2012 during his Oklahoma City Thunder days, I was one of the first to publicly write about James Hardenas a superstar. I had seen the topic broached on a message board that I frequent, and the support given for Harden’s superstar candidacy was a bunch of “advanced” stats and analytics that showed him […]