After a two week break, Isaiah and Juno are back to discuss the the growing matchup between LeBron and Durant, the Lakers' destruction to the Clippers, NBA Finals Rematch and the future of Carmelo Anthony.
A few days ago, the Philadelphia 76ers finally decided to retire the number three jersey of one of the best players in their franchise, Allen Iverson.
“The Answer” as most fans would remember him, he was drafted number one overall by Philadelphia. A true fan favorite because of his “killer-crossovers and ankle breakers”, Iverson played 11 seasons for Philadelphia amassing 27.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 6.1 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.2 three pointers made while with the team. Iverson was a Rookie of the Year winner, 11-time all-star (2000-2010), former MVP (2000-01) and Four-Time Scoring Champion (98-99, 00-01, 01-02, 04-05).
As last week’s weekly medicine article stated, “We are at the Home Stretch”. This is the time of year when you guys need to be quick on your reflexes and stay updated to the latest roster movements and injuries that every team is reporting. We only have three weeks before the first batch of leagues hold their fantasy basketball playoffs. There is no time for letdowns and players that are not playing. Sneaky additions this time of year would be the difference between winning and losing. I still remember last year when I picked up Tobias Harris right after the all-star break and that rewarded me with first and second place finishes on two of my leagues. If your team is leading with a comfortable margin, this is the time to check if Eric Bledsoe is still available as he might help you get a leg up in the competition when playoff time comes. If your team is fighting for a playoff spot, now is the time to get rid of those guys who are hindering your team to success.
Check your free agent pool and see who is still available. Don’t be shy to throw those two for one trades so that you can nab a top-5 or top-12 guy for cheap. Chris Bosh comes to mind if you guys want to buy a better player. Bosh is playing absolutely impressive right now and his value is really that high to help you get Blake Griffin or Marc Gasol. Get those guys who you think won’t be rested as the regular season draws close, get those players who are still fighting for playoff contention. Dirk Nowitzki or Paul Millsap are some guys who I love to get via trade if I am giving Bosh. Heck, even Thaddeus Young can be acquired if you buy low. The way he is helping his owners in the steals department is a dream come true for those managers who would want a spot in the playoffs.
Remember, there is still three weeks left! It would be wise to play the numbers game and check which teams play the most remaining games for next month. Denver and Miami will play 11 times (most) in the next three weeks while the Magic plays only 8 games (least).
It is our duty here on thehalfcourtheave to give you tips on which players might be still available on your leagues.
The All-Star Weekend is upon us and with it comes the annual NBA All-Star Game. The glorified exhibition is scheduled to be packed with thrills and excitement as the league's top stars will showcase their skills.
All of us have our own opinions, and we at The Half Court Heave will share them with you.
Below, we give our thoughts on what to expect in this year's All-Star Game.