Podcasts and Chats

Podcasts February 19, 2019
Dan Besbris takes questions from the Hoop Ball loyal Twitter followers, including thoughts on guys like Derrick White and Niko Mirotic, as well as big picture discussions on games cap leagues and playoff calendars.
Podcasts February 18, 2019
Tanking season is upon us, so Dan Besbris does a breakdown of how the lottery odds system could dictate team lineups.
Podcasts February 15, 2019
Aaron Bruski joins Dan Besbris to profile a truly enormous bag of the hottest pickups of the year ... all in one week!
Brooklyn Nets February 15, 2019
The guys recap the Nets' last couple of games and talk about some of Kenny Atkinson's lineup choices before getting into Caris Levert's triumphant return.
Podcasts February 15, 2019
The last game night before the All- Star break.
Podcasts February 14, 2019
Dan Besbris breaks down all the available 3-point specialists suddenly available, and handicaps their respective upsides.

Fantasy News

  • Jordan Sibert - G - Atlanta Hawks

    Chris Kirschner of The Athletic is reporting that the Hawks are signing guard Jordan Sibert to a 10-day contract.

    The former Dayton guard has been playing in the G League for the Erie BayHawks where in 34 games he averaged 15.0 points, 1.9 assists and 1.4 steals. The departure of Jeremy Lin and the trade of Tyler Dorsey has opened up some minutes in Atlanta’s backcourt so Sibert might deserve a look in very deep leagues.

    Source: Chris Kirschner on Twitter

  • Spencer Dinwiddie - G - Brooklyn Nets

    Kenny Atkinson was noncommittal about whether Spencer Dinwiddie would be back by the time the Nets embark on a 7-city, 17-day road trip that starts on March 13th.

    Dinwiddie is still recovering from thumb surgery he had on January 28th but he’s been working out on the court, dribbling with his off hand. Just to be clear, there hasn’t been an official medical update from the Nets yet so this is more of speculation on Atkinson’s part. With fantasy playoffs rapidly approaching, managers will have to make a tough decision on whether to hold on to Dinwiddie, but we should have a more concrete update on his status at some point in the next few days.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Dwight Howard - C - Washington Wizards

    Dwight Howard will return to Washington D.C. and start on-court work on Wednesday.

    Dwight has been recovering from November spine surgery, and it's good to see him progressing. He's still a few steps away from playing, and with the injuries he's been dealing with this season, it's hard to see him being useful outside of deep free throw punt teams. More likely, the greatest impact he'll have is eventually taking a few minutes from Thomas Bryant and Bobby Portis.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Henry Ellenson - F - New York Knicks

    Henry Ellenson plans to sign a 10-day contract with the Knicks.

    Ellenson has shown promise at times, but he has never really put together any fantasy-relevant stretches. Leave him on the wire for now, but it's not impossible to imagine a scenario where the tanking Knicks are missing or sitting a couple bigs, giving Ellenson some decent run.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Clint Capela - C - Houston Rockets

    Clint Capela (thumb) returned to practice on Tuesday with no limitations, which could determine his playing status for Thursday's game against the Lakers.

    Capela underwent surgery on January 17 and was initially given a 4-to-6 week timetable, so this would be at the early end of a return. The fact that he is returning to practice without any limitations is a great sign for owners, meaning a return is imminent. Watch out for the Rockets injury report on Wednesday.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Jodie Meeks - G - Toronto Raptors

    Jodie Meeks is signing a 10-day contract with the Raptors, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Meeks was waived by the Bucks following the conclusion of his 25-game suspension for violating the league's anti-drug program. He hasn't played since last season with Washington and is unlikely to see much action with Toronto. He'll give the team some extra shooting when he does see the floor.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Jared Dudley - F - Brooklyn Nets

    Jared Dudley (left hamstring strain) was scheduled to be re-evaluated on Tuesday.

    Dudley has already made it known that he's planning to return right out of the All-Star break, so unless today's checkup revealed some kind of further issue we're expecting him to be ready for Brooklyn's two games this week. His biggest fantasy impact will be taking minutes from more intriguing players.

    Source: Greg Logan on Twitter

  • Caris LeVert - G - Brooklyn Nets

    Caris LeVert will undergo an evaluation from the Nets medical staff on Tuesday.

    There's no sign of any setbacks from LeVert but the team will obviously keep a close eye on him after he's returned from a dislocated foot. This shouldn't be anything more than routine maintenance, so fantasy owners don't need to worry about it.

    Source: Greg Logan on Twitter