Many of you have seen the work we've done with the Hoop Ball Fantasy Draft Guide.
For those of you that missed it, you can pick it up right here for $4.99 now that the season has started.Produced by FSWA Basketball Writer of the Year Aaron Bruski -- a team of up-and-coming writers joined forces to create a truly versatile and in-depth guide that pushed the boundaries of preseason content.The flagship rankings, The Bruski 150, has produced national championships in big money contests for its namesake, and consistently beat the competition for the last five seasons.Now, as Hoop Ball continues to grow and develop, the 2016-17 Hoop Ball Premium Membership is taking in-season paid packages to the next level.
What do fantasy owners need during the season?
One-way conversations through articles, print and even chat can be valuable and they're not going away. In fact, they're a big part of what the Hoop Ball Premium Membership is going to be.But as technology evolves and brings us closer together, it makes no sense that fantasy sites aren't bringing the conversation into your living room.Hoop Ball is going to change that with nightly, interactive video chats immediately after the games are done. Our experts are going to take your questions and answer as many of them as we can on air.Your league can turn on a dime. Or a turned ankle. And there are too many caveats to be explored within the constraints of a blurb, article or podcast (of which there will be plenty).There needs to be back and forth, a narrative needs to be explored, and the backdrop of league scoring settings, formats and strategies deserve an interactive medium.It's immediate. It's impactful. It's better than everything else that's out there.60 minutes later just isn't cutting it in competitive formats.Your schedule demands you get the most out of your content and in the most convenient way possible.We're going to cover season-long leagues, DFS and take a hard core look at waiver wire options and FAAB plays.And what about Monday lineup deadlines? Our live lineups show on Mondays is going to take you right into tip-off so you can get the last second advice you need.While other sites do this as a side focus, we are putting our best and brightest on the paid channels, including Bruski, Mike Pandador, Jake Cousins, John Sill, the Dhanani Brothers (Riaz and Zain), Jordan Smith, Jon Schifferle, Danh Nguyen, Dan Besbris, Jake Fitzgibbon, Vince Miracle and Aaron Ahmad.We're adding to that list everyday so if you have the chops drop us a line.That's a lot of firepower to leverage into value for your fantasy dollar.
BUT WAIT THERE'S (A LOT) MORE
As mentioned, the print side of this shouldn't be ignored. Aside from the fact that you don't always have time to watch or listen to things -- having analysis on paper is a great way to lock in the answers.One foundational piece of any in-season product is the nightly pickups write-up. So yeah, that's included.We're also putting some crude, but savvy tools for fantasy owners with our customizable schedule grid, smart depth charts, our weekly start-sit tool and go-forward projections.From that we generate a top-150 list going forward and Dynasty ranks.I'm not going to lie and say we'll be the prettiest in-season product on the market today. But we're going to be the most dangerous.
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According to Marcus Thompson II, the Warriors are not expecting to engage in much load management with Stephen Curry.
Curry will be even more vital to the success of the Warriors this season. As a result, the team is being proactive in managing his fatigue and soreness but does not plan to rest him for full games too often. This appears to be good news for Curry's already high fantasy value.
Cody Martin (right ankle sprain) is now probable to face the Pistons on Wednesday.
The rookie out of Nevada has missed most of the preseason action but he should get some run tonight. He is someone to monitor in deep (dynasty) leagues, as Charlotte is looking to give plenty of minutes to their young guys this year.
Marvin Williams is doubtful to face the Pistons on Wednesday due to an illness.
This is a the preseason finale at home for the Hornets who are expected to use this season as an opportunity to develop their young players. Williams will most likely come off the bench and his fantasy value shall remain limited unless he gets traded at some point during the season.
The Bucks requested waivers on guard Jaylen Adams and forward Luke Maye on Monday.
Signed as a free agent on August 20th, Adams appeared in two games for the Bucks this preseason and averaged 4.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 13.0 minutes per game. Meanwhile, Maye, undrafted out of the University of North Carolina, appeared in three games and averaged just 2.3 points and 1.3 rebounds in 5.8 minutes per game.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, David Fizdale said that the next two games will be 'huge' in determining his opening night starter at point guard.
Frank Ntilikina is competing with Dennis Smith Jr. and Elfrid Payton but no one seems to have the edge right now. DSJ will play on Wednesday night against the Hawks, after missing the first two preseason games with a back strain, and he will get the chance to impress his coach. Fizdale also mentioned that he wants to put the ball to RJ Barrett’s hands, while he sees Julius Randle and Marcus Morris as potential non-point guard ball-handlers in his offense, so this is definitely a situation to avoid for now.