Hoopscritic DFS: Month Two Begins

Finally, the fun part of the NBA DFS season is upon us as November comes to a close. We now have a great understanding of what usage rates and minutes will look like for a majority of players. Sample size is still fairly limited, but we have a pretty good idea of how teams will perform on a nightly basis. The good news is having more statistical data available for this year makes building lineups …

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Rockets Fire Kevin McHale, but Deeper Problems Remain

On Tuesday November 17, the Houston Rockets relieved Kevin McHale of his coaching duties, after a slow 4-7 start to the 2015-2016 season. The move came as a surprise.  Coming off a 54-28 season, McHale got a contract extension in December of 2014.  Then, the Rockets went 56-26 and reached the Western Conference finals, where their series against the NBA champion Warriors was competitive on a game in, game out basis despite the 4-1 score. …

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Triple Double Tuesday – Weekly Column 11.24.15

It’s almost that time for teams to hit the panic button. The Rockets did it last week by relieving Kevin McHale of his coaching duties after a dismal 4-7 start of the season. What’s the old phrase? “You can’t fire a whole team so you fire the coach.” The Rockets weren’t playing for him anymore, the move had to be done. Now it will be up to the front office to see if they can …

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Let the Men Shoot

Let the Men Shoot   NBA coaches are foxy, sometimes too foxy for their own good. If you have a guy shooting the lights out, scoring at will, on high efficiency no-less, why is said player shooting less and playing less than his comparable teammates? The players listed here are my nominations for more shots and minutes. I’m doing this on behalf of the people! The angry fans, the confused and scorned lovers of NBA …

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NBA Rookie Ladder

A quick note: This Rookie Ladder is essentially a running “rookie of the year” tab. Certain weeks were not, are not, and will not be weighed more heavily than others because they are more memorable or recent. Rather, each edition will provide an update on how the list of top-10 rookies stands on the season to date, one week at a time. Furthermore, neither age nor draft position will affect a player’s prospective standing here. …

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