'19-'20 NBA Chatter

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  1. Rad_E_Cool

    Rad_E_Cool Active Member

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    I thought I'd kick off the thread for NBA related discussion outside of the draft and competition threads.

    Firstly, the annual NBA Almanac done by that guy for free is out. Read all about it here.

    I've been enjoying the mandatory official heights without shoes results coming in as well. Whilst there was someone that was compiling the height differences in a Google Sheet, it doesn't appear to have been updated recently with the new heights so I won't list it, but you can find the players listed in descending order by height here

    However, some of the notable ones are Donovan Mitchell and Derrick Rose measuring 6'1", JJ Barea dropping from 6'0" to 5'10", and Isaiah Thomas now at 5'8". Most of the international players stayed at the same height due to international basketball convention already being without shoes. Some players went up though (with the rounding to nearest inch), including LeBron (6'9"), Durant (6'10") and Boban Marjanovic (7'4").
     
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  2. anthak

    anthak Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah I love how they’ve gone with proper heights now.
    Be great to find some of the olden days players actual heights :)
     
  3. That KI Guy

    That KI Guy Moderator Staff Member

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    Still openly an NBA fantasy rookie here, so apols if this is an obvious question.
    Looking to track fantasy points (fpts) for all players in live or recently played games.
    Prev yrs you could access via NBA scoreboard whilst viewing your own matchup box scores.
    This is still the case in the mobile app but I can’t find fpts via the NBA scoreboard link in the desktop site.
    Anyone locate this, or has it been removed?
     
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    Yeah I'm pretty sure that was gone with the website update last season. The FantasyCast thing used to pop out in a separate browser window. I'd have it in the background whilst working. Now I gotta look at my phone to get that. I'm not sure if there is an alternative tool.
     
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  5. That KI Guy

    That KI Guy Moderator Staff Member

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    Couple of sleepers to keep an eye on...
    Good luck telling them apart.
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  6. Rad_E_Cool

    Rad_E_Cool Active Member

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    All teams are now at least 10% through the season. Anyone have any thoughts on the NBA (fantasy relevant or not)?

    Here's a few of mine:
    1. Surprised at the size of the leap some big guards are making this season as the primary options - we would have all thought that Luka Doncic and Malcolm Brogdon would improve, but 27.7/10.8/9.1 and 20.8/5.2/8.9 respectively is quite good. Both are shooting the 3 worse than their career numbers so even more to go there.
    2. The Lakers have suprised me. I bet the Under on them due to depth issues but they've found a way to get it done. Turns out having 2 of the top 5 players is quite valuable.
    3. The Celtics are also surprising - Kemba hasn't differed much from his stats in Charlotte, but they're piling on the wins.
    4. Injuries suck and there's so many of them. It's not any different to other years but you forget how regularly they occur.
     
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    Injuries do suck, but you're right they're probably around the same as other years.

    The Warriors really, really fell off... maybe the deal with the devil for a new stadium was real!

    Suns the biggest surprise for me, looks somewhat sustainable too. Baynes for MIP, has been huuuge!
     
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    It’s funny, earlier today, I was planning to pick up Bogdan Bogdanovic as soon as rosters locked for today’s games, but then I found out Fox rolled his ankle at training so I thought I’d take a chance on Cory Joseph instead... later on Fox has been confirmed out for 3 weeks, and rotoworld is predicting Bogdan to be the big winner lol. I kinda wish I’d never heard about the injury and just stuck with my original idea.... but who knows how it’ll work out anyway. We’ll see how it goes
     

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