Podcasts and Chats

Fantasy NBA Today
February 17, 2020
The NBA landscape has been relatively quiet aside from All Star festivities. Dan Besbris reviews the contest and game-winners and gets into the format for the week without games!
Podcasts
February 17, 2020
Ira Silver and Devin Ellington are back to host the Presidents Day edition of Today in Sports Betting looking back at the NBA All Star game, MLB Futures, CBB and NHL!
Podcasts
February 15, 2020
Ira Silver hosts a special Saturday show and is joined by 2 guests, Yaniv Fligelman and Moe Del, to talk about the betting process, model building and bankroll management.
Fantasy NBA Today
February 14, 2020
Dan Besbris has plenty to fill your plate on this Friday-into-the-All-Star-stuff episode of Fantasy NBA Today, including big injury news on stars, fallout from those, All Star weekend betting and key players to watch.
Podcasts
February 14, 2020
The guys break down the All Star Weekend competition, odds and long shot picks, before getting to listener questions from Twitter and ... as always, Devin breaks down CBB and Ira picks some NHL!
Box Score Breakdown
February 14, 2020
On today's minisode Chris & David discuss a short Thursday night double header. Sweet Lou & Jayson Tatum play hot shot in double-OT.

Fantasy News

  • Brandon Ingram
    SF, New Orleans Pelicans

    It's reportedly a "foregone conclusion" that the Pelicans offer Brandon Ingram a max contract this summer.

    No surprises there, as Ingram has erased the health concerns that lingered this summer with a huge season. He's blossomed into an All-Star after missing the end of last year with DVT in his right arm and is averaging career-highs across the board. New Orleans is a great spot for fantasy value so this is a win for everyone involved, assuming pen does eventually meet paper.

    Source: The Athletic

  • John Beilein
    , Cleveland Cavaliers

    John Beilein and the Cavs have discussed the possibility of Beilein stepping down from his head coaching job during the All-Star break, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Beilein's transition to the NBA has not gone well, but abandoning a five-year commitment so soon would be absolutely shocking. He has struggled to make the jump from the college game, altering his game plans and terminology in an effort to help get the Cavs on the same page, though he's had a few notable off-court missteps and has had trouble relating to his players. Even if he doesn't leave in the coming days, one has to imagine that Beilein won't be in Cleveland much longer.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo could not will his team to the win against Team LeBron on Sunday in what was the most competitive All-Star Game we have seen in quite some time.

    Antetokounmpo scored 25 points with 11 boards on 12-of-21 shooting. He had two clutch blocks on LeBron James to keep his team alive, but ultimately Team LeBron was able to overpower Team Giannis. Antetokounmpo's value is being dragged down by free-throw shooting and turnovers, but he remains a top-30 asset nonetheless.

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis secured the win for Team LeBron on Sunday with a game-winning free throw.

    Davis scored 19 points with nine boards on 9-of-16 shooting. Kyle Lowry pulled him to the ground to send him to the line with a chance to win the game and AD delivered. Davis remains the No. 1 player in 9-cat formats and should have no issue maintaining that spot.

  • Kawhi Leonard
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Kawhi Leonard won the first Kobe Bryant All-Star Game MVP Award with 30 points as Team LeBron beat Team Giannis 157-155 on Sunday.

    Leonard came out the gate hot as he knocked down eight triples prior to the extremely competitive fourth quarter. He turned it up with some clutch steals down the stretch and helped Team LeBron secure the win. Leonard is a lock for top-10 value as we shift our focus to the second half of the season.

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. won the Dunk Contest on Saturday in an epic showdown with Aaron Gordon.

    Jones and Gordon extended the Dunk Contest into overtime and treated us to some of the best dunks in recent memory. Jones put on a spectacular performance with one 360, between-the-legs dunk that was reminiscent of Vince Carter. Gordon dunked over Tacko Fall in his final dunk and put up dunks worthy of a trophy himself. Jones earned the nickname of Airplane Mode on Saturday and is an option at the end of your bench in 14-team leagues.

  • Buddy Hield
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Buddy Hield beat Devin Booker and Davis Bertans with 27 points in the final round of the 3-Point Contest on Saturday.

    Hield had to hit the final shot to beat Booker by one point and take home the 2020 3-Point Contest trophy. Hield is third in made 3-pointers this season with 207. He has been on a roll lately and is a top-30 player over the past month while averaging 21.1 points and 4.5 threes per game. Hield should have a top-50 finish to the season.

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo beat Domantas Sabonis in the final round of the Skills Challenge to take home the victory on Saturday.

    Adebayo beat Spencer Dinwiddie, Pascal Siakam and Domantas Sabonis on his way to winning the 2020 Skills Challenge. Adebayo was able to showcase his talents on Saturday and has been a top-40 player in 9-cat leagues this season. He will have early-round value moving forward.