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    What do fantasy owners need during the season?

    Access.

    Access to experts and access to information.

    Owners also need better access.  The kind of access that helps cut through some noise.

    Brought to you by high stakes champion and FSWA Fantasy Basketball Writer of the year, Aaron Bruski, and contributors such as Fantasy NBA Today’s Dan Besbris, 30-DEEP champion Mike Passador, Erik Ong, Riaz Dhanani, Souriyo Dishak, Nathan Nguyen, Josh Millman, Najee Adams, Vladi Semenov, Jake Fitzgibbon and more!

    We take you behind the scenes of the choices with big money behind them, how we handle them and why we’re doing what we’re doing.

    This guide serves as both a time-saver in the race to consume fantasy content, but also as an all-encompassing service that gives you everything you need to win your league.

    How do we do that?


    INTERACTION

    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 before and after the games on most nights.  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 we will have 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.

    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.


    ARTICLES AND TOOLS

    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 Pickups of the Night write-up.  So yeah, that’s included, but we also added pregame analysis with our Pregame Layup Line piece.  Erik Ong’s Weekly Report zooms out a tiny bit to look at the somewhat larger slices of data that we tend to forget when focusing intently from night-to-night.

    We’re also putting some crude, but savvy tools for fantasy owners with our Interactive Schedule Grid, Smart Depth Charts, Weekly Start-Sit Tool, Rankings and Go-Forward Projections.

    We have invested significant energy into Dynasty Rankings and a top-100 list.

    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.


    *Editor’s Note: Get this membership for FREE by signing up for a new DraftKings account.  Click the link here to be taken to a page with instructions on how to quickly do that

Fantasy News

  • Rodney McGruder
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Rodney McGruder (right ankle sprain) has been listed as out for Tuesday's matchup with the Lakers.

    McGruder has been out for a few weeks but might be close to returning based on the fact that he had been questionable for the opener until recently. With Paul George out for a while, McGruder could see regular minutes once he returns.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Devontae Cacok
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Devontae Cacok and Demetrius Jackson have been waived by the Lakers.

    Cacok had some nice summer league and preseason games, but it'll be tough for him to crack an NBA rotation. Demetrius Jackson has played in just 26 NBA games since being drafted in the second round three years ago.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Derrick Walton Jr.
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Derrick Walton Jr. made the final Clippers' roster and has signed a one-year, non-guaranteed deal.

    Walton has bounced around for quite a while, having played overseas last year. He's unlikely to get many minutes, but he could potentially get a championship ring if he sticks around.

    Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter

  • Shamorie Ponds
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Shamorie Ponds will join the Raptors on two-way deal after being waived by the Rockets on Saturday.

    The rookie out of St. John's will get a shot with the Raptors, or more likely their G League affiliate. In fantasy, there's no need to keep an eye on Ponds unless the Raptors find themselves in tear-down mode. He had some amazing college numbers, so there's a chance he finds success in the league.

    Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter

  • Joe Ingles
    SF, Utah Jazz

    Joe Ingles has signed a one-year extension worth $14 million to remain with the Jazz through 2021-22.

    Ingles has thrived as a member of the starting lineup the two last seasons. Last campaign he averaged 12.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 1.2 steals while shooting 39 percent on threes. He should have top-90 value going forward.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis will not have his minutes restricted to begin the season, according to Lakers head coach Frank Vogel.

    Expect a fluid situation as the season goes along, but the Lakers plan to unleash their big acquisition. Davis should be the top pick in many leagues this season. His production has always been elite, but it will be interesting to see how Davis meshes with new teammates in games that count.

    Source: Bill Oram on Twitter

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Lakers coach Frank Vogel stated that LeBron James will not face a minutes restriction to begin the season.

    This is good news for LeBron owners, but the situation may change as the season progresses. King James won't even be the first Laker taken in most fantasy drafts, but he is still a worthy pick within the top 10-12 selections.

    Source: Bill Oram on Twitter

  • Wenyen Gabriel
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Wenyen Gabriel has made the roster for the Kings and has been given a regular NBA contract.

    Gabriel was on a two-way deal last season but the Kings clearly like his potential. He is unlikely to be fantasy relevant this season.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Tyler Lydon
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    The Kings have waived Tyler Lydon.

    Lydon signed a two-year deal in July, but very little of it was guaranteed. The Syracuse product was drafted in 2017 by the Nuggets but has played very sparingly in the NBA.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Daquan Jeffries
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    DaQuan Jeffries has signed a two-way contract with the Kings.

    Jeffries was recently waived by the Magic. He averaged 13.0 points and 5.6 rebounds in his senior year at the University of Tulsa. He is unlikely to have a fantasy impact.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter