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An introduction to fantasy basketball - league setup information, rosters and positions, trades and free agents and fantasy basketball statistics
A few words of advice for fantasy basketball players preparing for that all-important rite of the fall: draft day.
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich sometimes let’s his players coach themselves.
Twelve teams will compete for gold in Men's and Women's basketball at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. How are those teams selected? The process takes years.
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.
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.
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.
The NFL's revenue-sharing model is universally lauded as the reason pro football continues to thrive in tiny markets. Page 2.
Rotisserie is a scoring system common to many fantasy sports leagues, particularly baseball and basketball.
Weâve all been there. The shortest guy on the court. Or at least too short to snatch rebounds from the
Michael Jordan comments on LeBron James' decision to wear No. 23.
Indiana Pacers star Paul George has way too much time on his hands following his season-ending injury with Team USA.
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The giants of the game -- Division I college basketball's all-time winningest coaches.
The charging violation is one of the most difficult fouls to call in basketball. As such, it is often the most controversial as well.
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.
Comparing superstar prospects Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins.
The Sacramento Kings are seeking help from the public for the upcoming 2014 NBA draft.
How to become a good post player for guards, forwards, and centers.
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.
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.
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AAU stands for. 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.
The isolation is the simplest play in basketball and, very often, the most effective.
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.
Is former Cleveland Cavaliers' Mike Brown just unlucky or is he a bad coach?
Why Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Luol Deng is a superstar.
Mark Cuban believes that the NBA might benefit from allowing HGH use.
As far as entertainment value, which do you prefer: college basketball or the NBA?
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.
Mike Krzyzewski Profile: Career history, accomplishments and biography of Duke's Mike
LeBron James is jealous of Kevin Durant, but shouldn't it be the other way around?
: In college basketball "walk-on" refers to a player who is on the team, but does not get one of the
This article addresses how the everyday player can improve his/her basketball game and be their best.
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.
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.
An open letter to WNBA player Olympia Scott, in response to her post about unfair comparisons between the WNBA and NBA
: When a basketball player reaches ten or more in two statistical categories, that is, reached double
How the NBA Playoffs work: playoff seeding, home court advantage, series formats and home-court advantage and more
: In NBA terms, "back-to-back" is a term used to describe a stretch of schedule when a team plays two
An In-Depth Profile of Stephen Curry.
In a redraft league, all teams start from scratch with completely new rosters each season.
How to improve your basketball skills in the summer.
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.
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 second-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder face the three seed Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the 2012 NBA Western Conference Playoffs.
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.
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.
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.
The NBA's rule prohibiting high school seniors from entering the draft has given rise to a new class of college player.
Los Angeles Lakers news, stats, schedule, roster, history, tickets and more.
Can't-miss games on the 2013-14 NBA schedule.
Don Nelson, Lenny Wilkens and Pat Riley top the list of the NBA's all-time winningest coaches.
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.
FIBA is the federation that governs international basketball competition -- from the Olympics on down.
Head to Head, or H2H is a scoring system common to many fantasy sports leagues, particularly baseball and basketball.
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.
The NBA's most recent collective bargaining agreement prevents players from entering the draft right out of high school.
The history of basketball at the Olympic Games, from its humble start at the Berlin Games to the preparations for London 2012.
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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.
NBA flirts with the idea of adding a four-point line and making their basketball court largers.
Here are some key exercises to help you improve your ability to protect the basketabll. Page 4.
NBA rules forbid teams from trading their first-round draft pick in successive seasons. That prohibition is generally known as the Ted Stepian Rule.
: A medical redshirt is a student who misses an entire year of competition due to injury and is granted
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.
How to play good individual Defense and make the team with hustle and determination
Want to attend the 2013 NCAA Tournament? The Final Four will be the Georgia Dome, home of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons.
Use your imagination and visualizing to develop basketball skills.
: "Midnight Madness" refers to a massive pep rally that many schools hold on the first day of basketball
: One of the "measureables" associated with basketball players is "standing reach" -- the measure of
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.
Flopping - the act of pretending a foul has been committed in the hopes of fooling an official into blowing the whistle.
The Chase Press is an unconventional half court
: The so-called "snake" draft is the most common form of draft used in fantasy basketball leagues. Teams
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.
Would LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony be a better fit for the Los Angeles Lakers?
: Short for "junior college," juco typically refers to players who play at a two-year school initially,
How To Become a Good Jump Shooter With Practice and Talent
Jim Boeheim Profile - Career history, accomplishments and biography of legendary Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim
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.
Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade React to LeBron James’ Return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
An introduction to fantasy college hoops -- how to play, where to play, and why fantasy NCAA games are hard to find.
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: The Princeton Offense is a system of basketball plays that feature constant motion and crisp passing
Assist is a statistic in basketball used to give credit to the player who
Here are the key steps in forming a basketball league on your neighborhood court.
Three player shooting can keep players shoot on the move, work on passing, catching, and shooting technique.
How To Do Simple Drills To Develop A Good Shooting Touch
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.
: Invented by then-Chicago White Sox owner Bill Veeck, the "roster depreciation allowance" is an obscure
Group and team dribbling games that build skills and are fun. Learn to improve your confidence and become a better basketball player.
Playing and coaching basketball also requires methods of funding it. Here are some tips on how to raise the money needed to keep the basketball team going! Page 2.
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.
Find out the most successful programs in men's Division I college basketball history - ranked by number of wins - through the 2008-09 season.
Using Basketball work stations in practice can help small numbers of players practice and reinforce skills and become better players.
Just over a minute after entering the Knicks' game against the Phoenix Suns on December 2, Wallace delivered
Wisconsin Badgers forward Frank Kaminsky claims he decided to keep playing college basketball because the NBA is boring.
Good practice planning in basketball is like planning a lesson in school. Be organized, structured, introduce skills, and integrate them into team play.
At what age should children begin playing basketball? When it is fun, of course!
Beat Zone Defenses with simple rules
NBA Lockout: The NBA's CBA expires in July, and a lockout is considered a near-certainty. Here's a look at some of the issues on the table as the league and its players negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement.
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.
Brick -- basketball slang for a particularly grace-less jump shot.
Fran McCaffery put Iowa Hawkeyes Basketball in the national news for all the wrong reasons.
Once you've mastered the basic form of the squat, add jumping to the mix to build power. Page 4.
The NBA: Where tawdry happens. Looking at some of the league's legendary off-court affairs -- from Tony
Many times our players think that winning is the most important thing. This article talks bout how players really win by following the rules.
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Playboy 3-d Playmate Hope Dworaczyk. Page 12.
Gabrielle Union. Basketball. Page 11.
Why Miami Heat star LeBron James kind of wishes he was a baseball player.
Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers calls Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant the most difficult player to defend in the NBA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2013-14 NBA season has not been very kind to the Los Angeles Lakers or their future hall of famer Kobe Bryant. Not only are the Lakers one of the worst
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and 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.
: One of the "measureables" associated with basketball players is "vertical leap" -- sometimes called
: Army has the Cadets. The Virginia Military Institute has the "Keydets." What's the difference? A few
Ranking the top 5 centers in Houston Rockets' History.
The Academic Progress Rate is a metric created by the NCAA to quantify how much progress member institutions make in moving student-athletes towards graduation.
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.
Paul George suffered a gruesome injury during a USA Basketball scrimmage. NBA players from around the league immediately react.
The Top 20 Winningest Active NCAA Head Coaches
Follow Team USA's progress through the 2012 Olympic Men's basketball tournament. Complete standings and schedules for the pool stage and medal round
For some incredibly gifted ballplayers, an NCAA basketball season just isn't enough of an athletic outlet. Here's a look at some players who have played basketball and at least one other sport at the highest collegiate level.
An official visit is a formal visit by a potential recruit to a college or university. Student-athletes are limited to five official visits.
A complete list of NCAA Champions and Final Four teams, from the 1985 Villanova Wildcats to the 2011 Connecticut Huskies.
Los Angeles-based businessman Alex Meruelo is set to become the NBA's first Hispanic team owner.
There are many basketball drills and equipment for younger children. Here are a few.
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.
Kansas Jayhawks - Background information and quick facts on the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team.
Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant is the league's top scorer, and arguably the best basketball player in the world today.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have somehow increased ticket sales even after trading away superstar Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Biggest Winners and Losers of the 2013 NBA Draft
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.
Some of the greatest individual performances in NCAA basketball history, captured in the record book, and on this very page.
The winners of the NBA's Annual Three-Point Shootout, from 1986 to today.
According to FBI estimates, over $2.4 billion dollars changes hands annually - mostly in tens and twenties - in NCAA Tournament pools. Is any of this legal?
: A trade kicker -- more properly called a "trade bonus" -- is a clause that increases a player's salary
An introduction to some of the zone defenses used in college basketball.
How to simplify scouting techniques to help you prepare better for upcoming games.
Kevin Durant is in need of a permanent nickname. Durantula, Slim Reaper and The Servant are all possibilities.
Steve Ballmer is the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, replacing the racist Donald Sterling.
An airball is a shot that misses... everything. The hoop, the rim, the backboard... the shot clock.