Dalton Del Don

  • NBA Stock Watch: Markieff Morris and Zach LaVine on the rise

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    Markieff Morris: New coach Earl Watson has made it clear Morris is suddenly the new focus of Phoenix’s offense, which should only be exasperated by T.J. Warren’s season-ending injury. Morris went off for 30-11-6 during Tuesday’s game when he was given a whopping 41:29 minutes. He’s averaged 15.0 field goal attempts over the past three contests and is clearly looking at a much bigger role down the stretch under a new coach and on a Phoenix team playing for the future (it also helps the Suns have a top-five Pace). Morris was a top-70 player last season, and it’s not a stretch to think he can attain similar value moving forward.

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  • Thursday Fantasy Freak Show: Durant, Morris and all things hoops

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    Thursday's podcast features Andy Behrens and Dalton Del Don discussing the recent rumors of Kevin Durant joining the Warriors, the coaching change in Phoenix and possible trades before the deadline. We also go over all the recent popular waiver wire adds and much more in the all hoops edition of the Freak Show.

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  • Shuffle Up: Karl-Anthony Towns in top tier among fantasy centers

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    For the purposes of this ranking, we are dealing with only players eligible at Center in Yahoo formats. There’s a real debate between Anthony Davis and Karl-Anthony Towns moving forward. Davis is obviously a stud, but he remains a major injury risk. Towns has been the No. 3 player over the past two weeks and is 20 years old. If I were starting a franchise, I’d pick Towns over AD. That’s a statement that would’ve seemed insane six months ago, when Jahlil Okafor was the debate versus KAT. Towns is the real deal and should be viewed as a top-five commodity in dynasty leagues.

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    TIER ONE

    1. Anthony Davis

    2. DeMarcus Cousins

    3. Karl-Anthony Towns

    4. Paul Millsap

    5. Hassan Whiteside

    6. Al Horford

    7. Rudy Gobert

    8. Chris Bosh

    9. Pau Gasol

    10. Kevin Love

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    TIER TWO

    11. Derrick Favors

    12. Brook Lopez

    14. Nikola Vucevic

  • NBA Stock Watch: Myles Turner rising, Carmelo Anthony falling

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    Myles Turner: It looked like the Turner excitement was finished with Ian Mahinmi’s return to action Tuesday, although he did score 16 points in just 18 minutes. Instead, Turner got his first career start Thursday, replacing Lavoy Allen alongside Mahinmi in the Pacers’ frontcourt. The result was a 19-point win over the Hawks, and the rookie has averaged 19.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 0.5 steals and 2.5 blocks (with just 1.0 tpg) while shooting 62.2 percent from the floor over the past six games, a span in which he’s been a top-20 fantasy player. Indiana spent the No. 11 pick on Turner in last year’s draft, and there’s little reason for them to remove him from the starting lineup. The 19-year-old looks like a future star and needs to be owned in all leagues right now.

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  • Thursday Fantasy Freak Show: Griffin, Towns and all things hoops

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    Thursday's podcast features Scott Pianowski and Dalton Del Don going over all the latest news and notes in the NBA, highlighted by the Blake Griffin incident, the coaching change in Cleveland and the continued problem of intentionally fouling. Moreover, we discuss all the recent popular waiver wire adds and marvel at just how dominant Karl-Anthony Towns has already become. 

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  • Shuffle Up: Talking Paul George and ranking fantasy hoops forwards

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    Some of these players here may also appear on the shuffle up version for guards I did last week, but for the purpose of this exercise, I’m going to leave off anyone who’s eligible at center in Yahoo leagues until next week’s reranks at that position to avoid too much overlap in the frontcourt.

    Paul George has remained a top-15 player despite shooting 39.9 percent from the floor over the past month. His comeback from such a gruesome leg injury has been remarkable, as he’s averaging career-highs in ppg (23.7), spg (2.0), 3pt (2.9) and PER (20.70). Indiana’s Pace is top-five in the league, and George’s Usage Rate is top-10. The heavy workload may be catching up to him, as George isn’t only dealing with a shooting slump, but he’s also suffering swelling in his surgically repaired leg. The injury is hopefully not serious, and the 25-year-old should be considered a top-10 fantasy player from here on out.

     TIER ONE

    1. Kevin Durant

    2. James Harden

    3. Kawhi Leonard

    4. LeBron James

    5. Paul George  

    6. Jimmy Butler

    7. Draymond Green 

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  • NBA Stock Watch: J.J. Redick rising, Nicolas Batum falling

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    J.J. Redick: Over the last month, he’s averaged 18.6 points and 3.4 3pt while shooting 52.4 percent from the floor and 93.2 percent from the line, a 14-game span in which he’s been a top-25 fantasy player. Redick’s PER (18.65) and True Shooting Percentage (65.3) are both career highs. His Usage Rate may take a small dip once Blake Griffin returns to action, but there’s no reason to sell high here. Redick has turned himself into quite the valuable fantasy commodity.

    Omri Casspi: He’s never come close to holding the amount of value he has this season ever before, and Casspi continues to get better as the year goes along. His ppg (12.6), rpg (6.5), spg (0.8) and 3pt (2.0) are all career highs. He went undrafted in most leagues yet has been a top-35 player over the past month. It helps that Sacramento leads the NBA in Pace. It’s a mistake Casspi is still owned in just 59 percent of Yahoo leagues right now.

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  • Friday Fantasy Freak Show: All Star snubs and all things hoops

    Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade 15 days ago

    Friday's podcast features Andy Behrens and Dalton Del Don going over the All Star starters and who was snubbed, highlighting the curious case of Zaza Pachulia nearly making the team. We also preview the upcoming showdown between the Spurs and Warriors and discuss this week's most added players and much more on an all hoops edition of the Freak Show.

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  • Shuffle Up: Talking Kawhi Leonard and all other guard rankings

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    Scott Pianowski has always been your guy for shuffling up football and baseball, and I’ll steal his rules (re-ranking players for rest of season value) here for hoops. Let’s start by talking about Kawhi Leonard, who’s been the No. 3 most valuable fantasy player on a per-game basis this season, and since he’s played five more contests than Kevin Durant, only Stephen Curry has held more overall value. Despite a recent shooting slump (he’s shot 37.5 percent from the field over the past week), Leonard has the fifth-highest PER (25.77) in the NBA.

    After never hitting 38.0 percent of his shots from downtown, he’s made 48.1 this season while attempting by far the most triples of his career. It’s not easy to be one of the three most valuable fantasy assets in the NBA while seeing just 33:09 mpg, although it’s helped he’s seen his Usage Rate climb during every season he’s been in the league. Leonard is still just 24 years old, and we haven’t even begun to talk about how he’s also the league’s best defender and is the main reason the Spurs lead the NBA in point differential. He’s going to carry fantasy owners down the stretch.

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  • NBA Stock Watch: Victor Oladipo rising, Jeff Teague falling

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    Victor Oladipo: He’s been a massive disappointment for the majority of the season, but Oladipo has really turned it on of late, averaging 18.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.9 steals, 0.4 blocks and 2.9 threes while shooting 49.0 percent from the floor and 87.5 percent from the line over the past seven games, when he’s been a top-20 fantasy player. Over his last four contests, he’s somehow been 17-for-26 from beyond the arc and most importantly, he’s seen 40.1 mpg (the third-most in the NBA). Oladipo is back in the starting lineup, something that hopefully sticks despite Elfrid Payton’s return from injury Thursday. Forget the sluggish start that’s now well behind him (he appeared on the stock down side here a few weeks back), Oladipo should be a top fantasy option moving forward.

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