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How to Play Fantasy Basketball
An introduction to fantasy basketball - league setup information, rosters and positions, trades and free agents and fantasy basketball statistics
Fantasy Basketball 101: Fantasy Basketball Advice
A few words of advice for fantasy basketball players preparing for that all-important rite of the fall: draft day.
What is the Ted Stepien Rule in NBA?
NBA rules forbid teams from trading their first-round draft pick in successive seasons. That prohibition is generally known as the Ted Stepian Rule.
What is Rotisserie?
Rotisserie is a scoring system common to many fantasy sports leagues, particularly baseball and basketball.
Fantasy Sports Go to School
Fantasy college sports offerings have lagged in popularity behind MLB and NFL games -- due in part to the fact that the games didn't include player names. That changes with the 2008-09 season.
Fantasy Basketball 101: Understanding...
Understanding Percentage Stats Putting together a winning fantasy basketball team is a lot easier if you understand how the statistics are compiled. For most statistical categories - points, rebounds, blocks, steals - that's simple: add 'em up. But for the percentage stats - most commonly field goal percentage and free throw percentage - it's not that easy.
How To Run a Fantasy Basketball League
So what if ESPN and Yahoo don't offer fantasy games for college hoops? You can run your own league. All you need is a little spreadsheet know-how and a lot of free time.
Biggest Differences Between NCAA and NBA...
They hang the hoops at the same height... but that might be the only thing the NBA and NCAA do exactly the same way. Here's a brief rundown of the key differences between pro and college ball.
Everything You Need to Know About the NBA's...
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What is H2H Scoring?
Head to Head, or H2H is a scoring system common to many fantasy sports leagues, particularly baseball and basketball.
NBA vs. College Basketball: Pick Your Favorite!
Wisconsin Badgers forward Frank Kaminsky claims he decided to keep playing college basketball because the NBA is boring.
What is a snake draft?
: The so-called "snake" draft is the most common form of draft used in fantasy basketball leagues. Teams
How to Play Basketball If You're Short
We’ve all been there. The shortest guy on the court. Or at least too short to snatch rebounds from the
Which of These 2 Phenoms Will Have a Better...
Comparing superstar prospects Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins.
The Bird Exception and How the NBA's Salary Cap...
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Where the Final Four Takes Place Through 2016
College basketball's biggest game demands the biggest stage... like a 100,000-seat NFL stadium. The venues are set for the Final Four through 2016, a list that reads includes most of the new or newly-renovated home fields of the National Football League.
11 College Basketball Coaches Who Just Know How...
The giants of the game -- Division I college basketball's all-time winningest coaches.
What is a Charging Foul in Basketball?
The charging violation is one of the most difficult fouls to call in basketball. As such, it is often the most controversial as well.
Fantasy College Basketball 101
An introduction to fantasy college hoops -- how to play, where to play, and why fantasy NCAA games are hard to find.
Revenue Sharing and North America's Major Pro...
The NFL's revenue-sharing model is universally lauded as the reason pro football continues to thrive in tiny markets. Page 2.
LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant: Who Should Be...
LeBron James is jealous of Kevin Durant, but shouldn't it be the other way around?
Isolation Play
The isolation is the simplest play in basketball and, very often, the most effective.
What is a Double-Double in Basketball?
: When a basketball player reaches ten or more in two statistical categories, that is, reached double
What is a redraft league?
In a redraft league, all teams start from scratch with completely new rosters each season.
Back-to-Back
: In NBA terms, "back-to-back" is a term used to describe a stretch of schedule when a team plays two
How the NBA Playoffs Work
How the NBA Playoffs work: playoff seeding, home court advantage, series formats and home-court advantage and more
The WNBA, the NBA, and Why We Compare the Two
An open letter to WNBA player Olympia Scott, in response to her post about unfair comparisons between the WNBA and NBA
An unconventional, chaotic half-court pressing...
The Chase Press is an unconventional half court
Individual Dribbling Drills That Teach Ball...
There are numerous drills you can do on your own or with a friend to become a better dribbler. Learn more with this illustrated tutorial.
What Point Shaving Means in Basketball and Why...
Point Shaving is the (highly illegal) act of purposefully holding down the score of a sporting event, in order to impact who will win bets against a point spread.
Olympic Basketball vs. the NBA
The rules that govern play in international basketball competition and the familiar NBA rule book have more in common than in years past. But there are several key differences you'll want to know about before watching the Olympics or any international tournament.
How To Improve Your Basketball Game and Be Your...
This article addresses how the everyday player can improve his/her basketball game and be their best.
7 Teams to Win the NCAA Tournament Without a Loss
Seven teams in Division I history have won a national championship without suffering a single defeat. Here's a look at those teams, from the San Francisco Dons of 1956 to Bob Knight's 1976 Indiana Hoosiers.
Wade on Life Without LeBron, And Their Friendship
Dwyane Wade talks about the Miami Heat without LeBron James, and he comments on their friendship after James left for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
How to Run Your Own NCAA Tournament Pool
Given the dubious legality of gambling on the NCAA Tournament, we're sure you readers are playing March Madness pools for sheer entertainment value. But in case you're interested in a discussion of NCAA pools and cash wagers -- as a sociological experiment or similar -- read on.
Help Wanted: Kings Seek Draft Experts
The Sacramento Kings are seeking help from the public for the upcoming 2014 NBA draft.
NBA vs. College Basketball: Which Do You Prefer?
As far as entertainment value, which do you prefer: college basketball or the NBA?
You May Not Know It, but Luol Deng Is a Superstar
Why Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Luol Deng is a superstar.
The Unfortunate Career of Mike Brown
Is former Cleveland Cavaliers' Mike Brown just unlucky or is he a bad coach?
Would the NBA Benefit From Permitting HGH Use?
Mark Cuban believes that the NBA might benefit from allowing HGH use.
The NBA Age Limit
The NBA's most recent collective bargaining agreement prevents players from entering the draft right out of high school.
How to Become an Expert Dribbler
One of the basic skills that basketball players of all ages need to continually practice is ball handling. This is especially true of younger players.
Walk is a Walk-On in College Basketball?
: In college basketball "walk-on" refers to a player who is on the team, but does not get one of the
Redshirt
A redshirt is a player who sits out an entire season of his or her sport in order to preserve a year's worth of eligibility.
NBA Flirts With Idea of 4-Point Shots and...
NBA flirts with the idea of adding a four-point line and making their basketball court largers.
Stephen Curry
An In-Depth Profile of Stephen Curry.
How To Organize Good Practice Plans
Good practice planning in basketball is like planning a lesson in school. Be organized, structured, introduce skills, and integrate them into team play.
Elements of a Good Post Play - Fundamentals and...
How to become a good post player for guards, forwards, and centers.
Why Standing Reach Matters for a Basketball...
: One of the "measureables" associated with basketball players is "standing reach" -- the measure of
What Does 'One and Done' Mean in Basketball?
The NBA's rule prohibiting high school seniors from entering the draft has given rise to a new class of college player.
The Big Ten Conference
An introduction to the teams and history of the Big Ten Conference, home of Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue, Northwestern, Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio State, Iowa and Penn State.
How to Learn to Shoot, Dribble, and Pass with...
Learn to use both your right and left hand in basketball. Here are some simple ways to learn to take what the defense gives you.
Luxury Tax
The luxury tax is a charge paid by NBA teams with payrolls that exceed the league's salary cap by a certain, pre-set level.
What is a technical foul?
In basketball, a technical foul can be called for any one of a number of infractions not directly related to game play, such as fighting or arguing with officials.
Top Coaches in NBA History
Don Nelson, Lenny Wilkens and Pat Riley top the list of the NBA's all-time winningest coaches.
How To Improve Your One on One Dribbling Skills...
Here are some key exercises to help you improve your ability to protect the basketabll. Page 4.
What Is Flopping in Basketball?
Flopping - the act of pretending a foul has been committed in the hopes of fooling an official into blowing the whistle.
How To Play Good Individual Defense
How to play good individual Defense and make the team with hustle and determination
Thunder vs. Lakers
The second-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder face the three seed Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the 2012 NBA Western Conference Playoffs.
Hard Cap
: The NBA has an official cap on salaries... but that "cap" is more like a suggestion. There are a wide
Highest Paid Coaches in Basketball
How much to college basketball coaches make? Quite a bit. John Calipari's new deal at Kentucky will be worth approximately $4 million a year -- and that's before you factor in incentives, summer camps, and a fat endorsement deal from a shoe company. Here's a look at the salaries of some of college basketball's highest-paid coaches.
LeBron Giving Up #23 to Honor Michael Jordan
LeBron James announced he'll give up his uniform number to honor Michael Jordan, and he wants other NBA players who wear MJ's 23 to do the same.
NBA Sexcapades: Affairs and other Off-Court...
The NBA: Where tawdry happens. Looking at some of the league's legendary off-court affairs -- from Tony
The Coaches of Team USA
From the amateur teams of the 30s, 40s and 50s to the Dream Team and Redeem Team -- the men who have coached America's Olympic men's basketball teams, from 1936 through today.
The NBA in Las Vegas?
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Madison Square Garden - The Mecca of Basketball
One of the most significant venues in college basketball history, Madison Square Garden plays host to the pre and post-season editions of the National Invitation Tournament, the Jimmy V Classic, and the Big East Tournament and is home court for the St. John's Red Storm.
Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas Jayhawks - Background information and quick facts on the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team.
Team Dribbling Games for Basketball Skills
Group and team dribbling games that build skills and are fun. Learn to improve your confidence and become a better basketball player.
Team USA and Olympic Basketball History
The history of basketball at the Olympic Games, from its humble start at the Berlin Games to the preparations for London 2012.
LeBron James Is Happy to be Home
LeBron James decides to leave the Miami Heat and return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Assist
Assist is a statistic in basketball used to give credit to the player who
Summer Basketball , "A Personal Narrative"
How to improve your basketball skills in the summer.
Basketball Contests That Will Add Life to your...
Here are a series of basketball contests you can run to add energy and enthusiasm to any practice and have fun while you are at it.
Maria Sharapova
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks. Page 3.
Simple Drills to Perfect Your Shooting Style
How To Do Simple Drills To Develop A Good Shooting Touch
How To Become a Good Shooter: Drills and...
How To Become a Good Jump Shooter With Practice and Talent
Ball Don't Lie
Just over a minute after entering the Knicks' game against the Phoenix Suns on December 2, Wallace delivered
Mike Krzyzewski
Mike Krzyzewski Profile: Career history, accomplishments and biography of Duke's Mike
Beating Zone Defenses
Beat Zone Defenses with simple rules
As much as Melo likes winning, he likes money a...
Carmelo Anthony decides to choose money and stay with the New York Knicks instead of joining the Chicago Bulls where he could win a ton of games.
Death Penalty
: The "death penalty" is the harshest sentence the NCAA can levy against a program: a ban that prevents
In the Zone
An introduction to some of the zone defenses used in college basketball.
Juco
: Short for "junior college," juco typically refers to players who play at a two-year school initially,
Will David Blatt Survive in Cleveland?
David Blatt is under a ton of pressure now that the Cleveland Cavaliers have both LeBron James and Kevin Love.
Three Player Shooting Drills and Workout for...
Three player shooting can keep players shoot on the move, work on passing, catching, and shooting technique.
The Winningest Active Coaches in College Hoops
The Top 20 Winningest Active NCAA Head Coaches
Basketball Practice Planning
Using Basketball work stations in practice can help small numbers of players practice and reinforce skills and become better players.
The Combination Man to Man Zone-A Man Defense...
The Combination Man to Man Zone makes your opponent think you are playing zone when you are really playing straight man. You can trick your opponent into running a zone offense against your man to man and make it work to your advantage. Page 2.
Holiday Gifts for Basketball Fans
Holiday gift ideas for all the basketball fans on your list...
Kyrie Irving > LeBron James?
LeBron James says he will defer the basketball to Kyrie Irving when the Cleveland Cavaliers are on offense during the 2014-15 NBA season.
Lakers vs. Nuggets
The third-seeded Los Angeles Lakers face the six seed Denver Nuggets in the first round of the 2012 NBA Western Conference Playoffs.
Using An Imaginary Basketball and Visualization...
Basketball Studies have shown that positive visualization works. Combined with practice with an imaginary basketball to form proper technique makes an unbeatable combination. This articles shows players practicing with imaginary basketballs to improve techniques while using the power of positivew thinking to succeed. Page 3.
Midnight Madness
: "Midnight Madness" refers to a massive pep rally that many schools hold on the first day of basketball
How to Practice Basketball Using Your...
Use your imagination and visualizing to develop basketball skills.
How to Beat Zone Presses the Simple Way
How To Beat Basketball Zone Presses
Airball
An airball is a shot that misses... everything. The hoop, the rim, the backboard... the shot clock.
Coaches with Multiple National Championships
With North Carolina's win over Michigan State, Roy Williams ties his mentor, Dean Smith, with two national championships... and joins a select list of coaches with multiple titles.
Princeton Offense
: The Princeton Offense is a system of basketball plays that feature constant motion and crisp passing
The NBA CBA, Amnesty Rule and the League's...
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What is a Point Spread?
Given that a matchup of real equals in any sporting event is exceedingly rare, sports books create a point spread to handicap the superior team.
NCAA Division I Champions
Of the over 300 schools playing Division I basketball, just 35 have won the NCAA Tournament. Here's a list of the few, the proud, the NCAA Tournament champions.
What is a dynasty league?
A dynasty league is a fantasy league that plays out over the course of multiple years and seasons, with teams retaining players from season to season.
Roster Depreciation Allowance
: Invented by then-Chicago White Sox owner Bill Veeck, the "roster depreciation allowance" is an obscure
Worst Starts in NBA History
The 2009-10 Nets have set a new record for futility, opening the season with an 18-game (and counting) losing streak.
How To Form Your Own Summer Basketball League
Here are the key steps in forming a basketball league on your neighborhood court.
Burgo Basketball-One Man's Success Story on How...
Basketball is a great game to play. But, it is also a character builder. It can change communities by bringing them together. Basketball can change the lives of our youth through positive role models and coaches. This is one example of it.
Basketball at the 1972 Olympics
The gold-medal game of the 1972 basketball tournament stands as the most controversial in Olympic history - and quite possibly, the worst display of end-game officiating ever.
NBA Wives and Girlfriends
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks
Why Discipline Is Important to Your Basketball...
Many times our players think that winning is the most important thing. This article talks bout how players really win by following the rules.
Adriana Lima
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks. Page 10.
Jim Boeheim
Jim Boeheim Profile - Career history, accomplishments and biography of legendary Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim
Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union. Basketball. Page 11.
2013-14 NBA Regular Season Schedule
Key dates on the 2013-14 NBA regular season schedule.
NBA All-Time Leading Scorers
Kobe Bryant reached the 30,000 point plateau on December 5, 2012 - the youngest player in NBA history to do so. But he's got a long way to go before he catches the league's all-time leading scorer.
NBA Champions and Finals MVPs
The champions of basketball, from 1947 to today.
Who Is Carmelo Anthony Trying To Fool?
Carmelo Anthony would like to fool NBA fans across the world that he's the league's most underrated player.
Brick
Brick -- basketball slang for a particularly grace-less jump shot.
Fantasy NBA Cheat Sheet - Rookie Rankings
Which first-year players should you consider for your fantasy NBA team this year? Anthony Davis and... well... actually, he might be the only one.
Five Questions with Peter Robert Casey
Five questions with Peter Robert Casey, the micro-blogger tapped by St. John's to cover the Red Storm via Twitter.
When Are Children Too Young To Play Basketball?
At what age should children begin playing basketball? When it is fun, of course!
Basketball Games and Equipment for Younger...
There are many basketball drills and equipment for younger children. Here are a few.
Can You Guess the 5 Most Valuable NBA Franchises?
The New York Knicks topped Forbes Magazine's annual list of the most valuable franchises in the NBA. The Los Angeles Lakers - last year's most valuable franchise and the defending NBA champions - fell to second place.
Rucker Park - The Yankee Stadium of Streetball
Profile of New York's Holcombe Rucker Basketball Courts -- also known as Rucker Park -- a playground that has hosted most of basketball's biggest names of the last 40 years including Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant.
Basketball Related Income (BRI)
Basketball Related Income (BRI) is a term that covers most of the income generated by NBA games. The NBA's salary cap is based on a percentage of BRI generated by all NBA teams in a given year.
How to Dunk
Once you've mastered the basic form of the squat, add jumping to the mix to build power. Page 4.
Alex Meruelo, Atlanta Hawks
Los Angeles-based businessman Alex Meruelo is set to become the NBA's first Hispanic team owner.
Tyra Banks
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks. Page 14.
Hope Dworaczyk
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Playboy 3-d Playmate Hope Dworaczyk. Page 12.
"Poison Pill" Contract
A poison pill contract is an offer to a restricted free agent specially structured to make it difficult for the player's original team to match.
TSN's 50 Greatest Coaches
UCLA's John Wooden -- a ten-time national champion and hall-of-famer twice over -- was named the greatest coach in history by The Sporting News. The Wizard of Westwood is just one of the college basketball luminaries to be so honored by TSN.
Mini Mid-Level Exception
: The NBA's owners sought to eliminate salary cap exceptions during the lockout of 2011, thinking - accurately
Monica
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks. Page 13.
FIBA
FIBA is the federation that governs international basketball competition -- from the Olympics on down.
The Rapid Fire Shooting Drill,Shooting Under...
The Rapid Fire Shooting Drill stresses shooting under pressure using correct fundamentals. It adds energy and fun to practice and sends everyone home smiling.
Most Wins in Division I History
Find out the most successful programs in men's Division I college basketball history - ranked by number of wins - through the 2008-09 season.
Division I Career Scoring Leaders
The most prolific scorers in the history of Division I NCAA basketball. 1. "Pistol" Pete Maravich - 3,667
Basketball Association of America (BAA)
Founded in 1947, the Basketball Association of America was a precursor to today's NBA. Six current NBA teams - including the Lakers and Celtics - got their starts as members of the BAA.
What is Pace?
Pace is a statistic describing how fast a basketball team tends to play, as measured by the number of possessions in each game they play.
Why Man To Man is Best In Youth Leagues
Man to Man Defense in Youth Leagues; Man to Man Defense; Developmental Basketball
Top 5 Centers in Houston Rockets’ History
Ranking the top 5 centers in Houston Rockets' History.
NBA Lockout 101: the issues, the arguments, and...
At its heart, this dispute is about money. (Shocking, right? Hope you were sitting down for that revelation.)
Fall, Winter, and Spring Basketball Programs
Basketball Programs that are available throughout the year.
Doc Rivers Wants Clippers to Stop Being Crybabies
Doc Rivers wants his Los Angeles Clippers to get an attitude adjustment and stop complaining about everything.
Basketball Equipment and Drills for Young...
There are many drills and equipment that enable younger children to play basketball. This article talks about how younger children can succeed and have fun playing basketball, no matter what their age.
Which Seeds Tend to Fare Best During March...
Can you use seeds to predict which teams will excel in the NCAA Tournament? Here's a tip -- the higher-seeded teams win more often.
LeBron James vs. Carmelo Anthony: Who’s a...
Would LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony be a better fit for the Los Angeles Lakers?
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