Another week has gone by. I am playing the Fantasy Geek himself in the basketball league we are in together this week. I am hanging on by the skin of my teeth thanks to Dirk Nowitzki and his continued day-to-day status. Oh hell… let’s just call it what it is… week-to-week. CLICK HERE FOR MORE



We tried a little experiment and moved the Hoops Help Chat to Noon ET yesterday, Sunday, and it didn’t work out. I only had a couple people, which is something I am not used to… Also not good for the ego. So we are going to try moving it back to 11:30 am ET, 8:30 am PT to accommodate everyone’s schedule and see what happens. There will be no chat next Monday, but join us back for the chat on January 17 at 11:30 ET. I will be able to answer all your burning questions. In the meantime, feel free to tweet and e-mail as always. CLCIK HERE FOR MORE


I hope your holidays have been awesome. I want to apologize for my columns being shorter than normal and for missing chats and/or portions of chats recently. I’ve had a severe illness in the family that I have had to tend to and I have not had as much time for fantasy stuff as normal. I actually would have taken a leave of absence, but it is hard to do so from a two-man operation, so I continue to be here. The Geek will be filling in on the chat toddy, so be nice to him, guys. He knows his stuff. His team is better than mine this year, but in the meantime… CLICK HERE FOR MORE


The Orlando Magic and Phoenix Suns made a trade that sends Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus and a 2011 first-round pick to Phoenix for Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu and Earl Clark. In another deal, Gilbert Arenas is going to Orlando, while Rashard Lewis joins Washington. In these first major deals of the NBA season, we will certainly see some fantasy ramifications and owners will need to adjust accordingly. CLICK HERE FOR THE REST


Another week gone by and so many unpredictable things happening on a weekly or even a daily basis in the NBA and thus on fantasy teams. Your stud player may have an off night that kills your week. The hot guy you just traded for… maybe not so hot after you get him. Somebody makes ya wait perhaps for two weeks on a blockbuster deal that could turn your team around… it’s all that and a lot more. Just figured, based on all the thinking I end up doing about this stuff, I’d share some thoughts with y’all: CLCIK HERE TO READ MORE


Another week gone by and finally we are seeing some names we’ve had on hold come back. It’s nice to see Baron Davis and Chris Kaman finally back in Clipper land. However, how about Carlos Boozer? He is playing like he never missed a beat. You have to feel a little bad if you own Luol Deng and Joakim Noah. They will continue to do what they were projected to do, but that’s a little bit less than they did before Boozer’s return. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE


I have never been a major proponent of being on the “two” side of a two-for-one trade. Usually it means you are giving up a better player for two lesser players because you have a roster spot to fill. Usually it is a necessity because of injuries or a lack of depth due to a glitch in your draft. If the waiver wire offers little of what you need to fill out your team, do consider doing the two-fer, but do the necessary math that goes along with analyzing the true value of the trade. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!