Tag Archive: Zach Randolph

Sep 13

17/18 Busts/Overvalued Players

Avoiding players who bust, especially early in the draft, can be just as important as finding that late-round sleeper who vastly outperforms their draft position. Luckily, most non-injury related busts are somewhat easy to spot. The same group of players are overrated year-after-year and this season is no different. I might as well rename this …

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Oct 03

16/17 Punting Guides Part 4: Punt Blocks

Blocks are very difficult to find as they tend to be concentrated among just a handful of players. In 2015-2016, only five players managed to block at least two shots a night and only two of those players shot better than 65% from the line. The theory behind punting blocks is similar to the theory …

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Sep 18

September Rankings: 101-125

101) Al-Farouq Aminu (SF/PF) – Aminu’s line ended up looking much different than most predicted in his first season in Portland. Aminu suddenly became an excellent source of threes (1.5 3PG), but failed to produce the defensive stats (0.9 SPG, 0.6 BPG) that fueled his breakout season in Dallas. The versatile swingman did get better …

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Oct 12

Punting Guides Part 5: Punt Blocks

Blocks are very difficult to find as they tend to be concentrated among just a handful of players. In 2014-2015, only six players managed to block at least two shots a night and only two of those players shot better than 63% from the line. Owners will often reach for blocks at the expense of other …

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Oct 16

Yahoo Ranking Update Analysis

Yahoo updated their rankings for the first time in over a month this week. These rankings are significantly better than they used to be but that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to find value now. We just need to look a little harder. I know many of you have drafts coming up this weekend so I …

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Oct 14

Punting Guides Part 5: Punt Blocks

Blocks are very difficult to find as they tend to be concentrated among just a handful of players. In 2013-2014, only four players, Serge Ibaka, DeAndre Jordan, Anthony Davis, and Roy Hibbert averaged over two blocks a night. Owners will often reach for blocks at the expense of other categories due to their scarcity. Because …

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Oct 04

Overrated Players

Avoiding picking a bust in the early rounds is at least as important as choosing players who will provide value even at a lofty draft position. Having your first-round pick provide third-round value puts you at a huge disadvantage. Good luck competing with the Durant and LeBron owners without your first-round pick providing first-round value. …

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Oct 11

Team Building Part 3: Punt Blocks

If you come out of the first round with Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, Steph Curry, James Harden, Paul George or Chris Paul, punting blocks is the punting strategy that makes the most sense. Elite levels of blocks tend to be concentrated amongst only a few players. Last season only 8 players averaged at least 2 …

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