October 13, 2017, 10:11 am
On Thursday’s podcast, we looked at where sleeper picks are actually coming off the board.
On today’s show, fantasy sports guru and Hoop Ball founder Aaron Bruski gives his take on what those new numbers mean.
Aaron also reveals ONE of the SIX members of his so-called Hoop Ball Six, his favorite sleeper picks for the 2017-18 season who haven’t had their ADPs destroyed just yet.
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February 17, 2019, 4:38 pmTyus Jones - G - Minnesota Timberwolves
In an article on The Athletic, Jon Krawczynski noted that Tyus Jones (left ankle sprain) should be returning in the Timberwolves first game after the All-Star break.
The Timberwolves return to action on Friday at Madison Square Gardens against the Knicks. Krawczynski also noted that Robert Covington (knee) should not be far behind Jones in returning, which will give the Wolves' much needed depth as they make a playoff run.
Source: Jon Krawczynski on The Athletic
February 17, 2019, 4:28 pmJared Dudley - F - Brooklyn Nets
Jared Dudley (left hamstring strain) tweeted that he will be back for the next game as long as "everything goes according to plan."
The Nets will resume their season on Thursday as they host the Blazers. Dudley won't be on any fantasy radars, but he could be a pest by stealing minutes from Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Rodions Kurucs.
Source: Jared Dudley on Twitter
February 17, 2019, 4:23 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo plans to play for Greece in the FIBA World Championships this summer.
Giannis said the only way he won't play is if he has any injury concerns. He should be able to dominate the championships that start on August 31st in China.
February 17, 2019, 4:20 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis (left shoulder contusion) will test out his shoulder during pre-game warmups to determine if he'll play in the All-Star game.
It seems that Davis will be a true game-time decision for the All-Star game, which is the epitome of his current situation with the Pelicans.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
February 16, 2019, 11:50 pmHamidou Diallo - G - Oklahoma City Thunder
Hamidou Diallo put his stamp on the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest by beating Dennis Smith Jr., John Collins, and Miles Bridges.
Diallo arguably delivered one of the greatest performances in Slam Dunk Contest history by jumping over the seven-footer Shaquille O'Neal and throwing down a vicious elbow dunk. He left the crowd mesmerized and gave them a moment to remember in an otherwise lopsided contest. As incredible he might be tonight, fantasy owners shouldn't really give him a look unless they're in deep leagues.
February 16, 2019, 9:37 pmJoe Harris - G/F - Brooklyn Nets
Joe Harris was scorching hot during the entirety of Saturday's 3-point shootout as he bested Stephen Curry with 26 made three-point shots in the final round.
Harris put an end to Curry's storybook ending of winning the 3-point contest in his hometown of Charlotte by besting him and Buddy Hield. It's no surprise that Harris was a dark-horse candidate entering the contest since he's been hot all season long from behind the arc, making 47 percent of his shots. In the past week, Harris has been rewarding his owners with top-20 value with averages of 22.7 points with 4.7 threes per game on 67.6% shooting. If you could sell high on him, now would be the perfect time.
February 16, 2019, 9:07 pmJayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum clinched the Taco Bell All-Star Skills Challenge by draining a half-court shot to beat Trae Young in the finals of the competition.
Tatum sealed the deal in this one and is responsible for one of the most exciting finishes in Skills Challenge history. For the past month, Tatum has been posting Top-40 value with 16.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.1 blocks and shooting 46 percent from the field. He's currently cruising as an early-middle round guy and should be even better once the Celtics find their footing.
February 16, 2019, 8:45 pmJayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum clinched the All-Star Skills Challenge by draining a half-court a half-court shot to beat Trae Young in the finals of the competition.
Tatum sealed the deal on this one and is responsible for one of the most exciting finishes in Skills Challenge history. For the past month, Tatum has been posting Top-40 value with 16.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.1 blocks and shooting 46 percent from the field. He's currently cruising as a early-middle round guy and should be even better once the Celtics find their footing.
February 16, 2019, 4:24 pmHasheem Thabeet - C - Oklahoma City Thunder
Hasheem Thabeet worked out for the Rockets, Raptors and Pistons while the teams were in Charlotte for All-Star weekend.
Thabeet was the second overall pick in the 2009 draft by the Grizzlies and was quickly one of the biggest busts in NBA history. He was the highest overall pick to be sent to the then D-League until Anthony Bennett secured the top spot. Thabeet is somehow still only 31 years old, and 7'2" centers can certainly provide value in today's NBA, but it's unlikely Thabeet finds his way back into the league. He's currently playing in the Japanese B-League.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
February 16, 2019, 4:04 pmDirk Nowitzki - F - Dallas Mavericks
Dirk Nowitzki said he has not made any final decision on if this is his last season.
"I haven't said this will be it," Nowitzki said, "I'm going to wait and see the last couple of weeks, how my body feels and if I continue to see improvement and I'm still having fun, we'll see." While Dirk has been treating this season as a retirement tour, there's still a chance we see him playing next season.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter