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    There are a handful of decent draft guides out there.

    We’re a bit biased here, but ours is the best.

    And when you’re playing for pride or money, you don’t want second best. Or third best. Or the generic one that everybody reads at a TV big box site.

    You want the guide that wins national championships. You want the managing editor of the guide to be a FSWA Fantasy Basketball Writer of the Year. You want the Bruski 150 because year after year it puts other rankings to shame and consistently produces winners.

    Mostly, you want the people giving you fantasy advice to actually put their money where their mouth is (and win) year after year.

    I organized and produced draft guide coverage years at Rotoworld and what I can tell you is that it’s only as good as the backbone of the research. The backbone here is the Bruski 150, a ranking and projections methodology which is supplemented by industry leading analysts Dan Besbris and 30-DEEP winner Mike Passador, Erik Ong, Nathan Nguyen, Chef Ali, Souriyo Dishak, Adrian Benjamins, Neil Rochlani, Josh Millman and more.

    Unlike other rankings that just get thrown together, the B150 is made using proprietary algorithms, MONTHS of ALL DAY research, YEARS of experience and custom-built projections for nearly every player in the NBA.

    It is from this central point of analysis that the coverage gets built out and because the foundation is strong, the rest of the draft guide can get really aggressive.

    Year after year it destroys the competition. Last year kept the undefeated streak alive with another 60-40 win over the best fantasy site not named Hoop Ball.

    The best part is that right now we’re a small website. While most of your competition will be reading from the generic big box lists, you’re getting pro grade advice that nobody else in your league will have. At least for now.

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    Aaron Bruski, Founder
    Hoop-Ball.com



    WHAT YOU GET

    • • Full 8/9 Category Projections (September 20)
    • • Player Profiles (EASILY the deepest and best profiles in the industry … 30-team league owners rejoice!)
    • • Team Profiles
    • • Depth Charts
    • • Schedule Grid and Analysis
    • • ADP Reports
    • • Sleepers
    • • Busts
    • • Risk/Reward Picks
    • • Hoop Ball Staff Discussions
    • • Veteran Player Analysis
    • • Percentage Pariahs
    • • Rookie Report
    • • 2nd and 3rd Year Player Analysis
    • • 2018’s 2nd Half Surges
    • • Cash Counter Specialists
    • • Contract Year Players
    • • Offseason Winners and Losers
    • • Players to Reach For
    • • MPG Projections by Division
    • • Points League Rankings
    • • Dynasty and Keeper League Rankings
    • • Auction Values and Ranks
    • • Tier Reports
    • • Punting Strategy
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    We performed statistical analysis on thousands (28k+) of fantasy basketball leagues from the 2016-2018 seasons.

    The goal was to find out if there is a correlation between the size of the leagues and the amount of each stat you need to win the category.

    The answer is yes! We found exactly how much of each stat you need to compete in your league, and it depends on the league’s size.

    We do that research as a foundation of Hoop Ball’s Draft Guide and the projections used for the Bruski 150.

    Now, we’re bringing that research to you in an app that will help you draft a strong, but balanced squad so you don’t waste picks on players that might be inefficient for your particular squad or team build.

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    The rankings to end all other rankings.  High stakes ringers use these ranks, NFBKC champions use these ranks, FBA champions use these ranks and the industry moves when these ranks are released.  We take care not to put the ranks out too early so our subscribers can get maximum benefit.  Click here to see what another year of clobbering the competition looks like.

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Fantasy News

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    The Heat have suspended Dion Waiters one game for conduct detrimental to the team.

    In the team's release, Pat Riley said, "“There were a number of unacceptable incidents this week, culminating with his unprofessional conduct on the bench last night.” Waiters had been away from the team for personal reasons but apparently had issues after returning. With Duncan Robinson drawing preseason starts, Tyler Herro drawing rave reviews and Kendrick Nunn putting up some big lines, Waiters is going to have a tough time holding off the competition for minutes, let alone return fantasy value.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Ray Spalding
    PF, Houston Rockets

    Rockets have waived Ray Spalding, Matur Maker and Shamorie Ponds.

    Several NBA teams have shown interest in Spalding so he may end up on a roster. Otherwise, Spalding, Maker and Ponds will likely see time in the G League. None are worth drafting in standard leagues.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Jalen McDaniels
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    Hornets have converted the contract of second round pick Jalen McDaniels into a two-way contract.

    McDaniels will likely see the majority of the time in the G League. However, the Hornets roster is rather thin and may get some call ups. There is no need to draft him until we see him in action.

    Source: Bobby Marks on Twitter

  • Allen Crabbe
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Allen Crabbe (right knee arthroscopy) is unlikely to play until mid-to-late-November, according to coach Lloyd Pierce.

    Peirce will see how Crabbe performs once he starts practicing before integrating him into games. He underwent surgery in April and has yet to be completely recovered. He will likely see a limited role and can be left undrafted.

    Source: Sarah K Spencer on Twitter

  • Caleb Martin
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Caleb Martin has agreed to a partially guaranteed three-year deal with the Hornets.

    Martin went undrafted but has now joined twin brother Cody on the team. He will likely spend some time in the G League.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Rayjon Tucker
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    The Bucks have requested waivers on Rayjon Tucker, Trevor Lacey and Jemerrio Jones.

    Tucker appeared in three preseason games and averaged 3.3 points in 9.7 minutes per game. Lacey and Jones did not appear in any preseason games. All three players are likely to be headed to the G League.

    Source: Milwaukee Bucks on Twitter

  • Anzejs Pasecniks
    C, Washington Wizards

    Anzejs Pasecniks and Jalen Jones have been waived by the Wizards.

    Both players signed with the team on Wednesday and played in Friday's preseason game against the Sixers. Pasecniks racked up 4 points and 3 rebounds while Jones scored 7 points and grabbed 3 rebounds. Both players may end up in the G League.

    Source: Washington Wizards on Twitter

  • John Henson
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    John Henson (right groin strain) is unlikely to play in the season opener on Wednesday.

    Henson has not been able to practice fully and missed every preseason game. Once healthy, Henson is expected to back up Tristan Thompson at center. It's worth noting that Henson is also dealing with an ankle injury as well, so this may be more than just a one game absence.

    Source: Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com

  • Jalen Adams
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    The Pelicans have waived Jalen Adams, Javon Bess and Kavell Bigby-Williams.

    It's the time for coaches to decide who will and will not make the 15 man roster. Adams, Bess and KBW will look to latch onto a G-League affiliate.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (left ankle sprain) was limited to non-contact work during Saturday's practice, but expects to play in the Blazers' opener.

    Whiteside left Wednesday's preseason game after injuring his ankle through 16 minutes of play. Whiteside expects to be fine for Wednesday and is in line to have a bounce back season in his new threads.

    Source: Joe Freeman on Twitter