Subject: Daily Blurb - December 14, 2011|
Posted by: Guru
-  Wed, Dec 14, 2011, 11:56
Quote of the day
"When Chris [Paul] says he has to be traded, how’s that going to go? Someone’s going to have to make a very nonjudgmental decision on that part that’s not going to irritate anyone else in the league." -- former Lakers head coach Phil Jackson, quoted a full year ago (in December 2010)
If you are planning to start a fantasy basketball draft in the next few days, how do you evaluate Chris Paul? Maybe where he lands isn’t so critical to his projected fantasy value. Ditto for Dwight Howard. But if either of those players are moved before Christmas day, a lot of other players are likely to be shuffled around as well, and that ripple effect could have significant implications for the fantasy prospects of many players. It makes drafting a team now somewhat problematic. But when the NBA decided to hustle toward a Christmas day TV bonanza - thereby compacting trading activity, free agent signings, and preseason games – “it is what it is.” NBA teams and players have to deal with it, and so do NBA fantasy managers. If nothing else, it certainly adds a “wild card” element to slow fantasy drafts, where the timing of announcements can certainly have outsized impacts on pending picks.