HoopsHype Fantasy rumors

December 20, 2012 Updates

DraftStreet is offering $1,000 in cash prizes for an exclusive "beat the expert" Hoopshype league. The entry fee is only $5 and is limited to 220 entries so dont wait too long to join! DraftStreet is raising the stakes this week by offering $5 back to anyone who beats the team of HoopsHype's editor Jorge Sierra, separate from the regular prize pool. That’s right. Even if you finish out of the money, all you have to do is beat Jorge to win $5. The beat the expert contest is for Friday night's games only, so you have until 7:00 EST tomorrow to create your team. HoopsHype

You're given a $100K salary cap, and each player is assigned a price by DraftStreet. Your roster will cover these positions: 2 forwards, 2 guards, 2 centers, and 2 utility players. You get points based on how your team performs on Friday. For example, you'll get 1.25 points for each block your player has and 2 points for each steal. You can apply all different kinds of strategies when you build your team. I will not be giving out any secrets this week, since I am competing against all of you! Be sure to sign up as soon as possible, before the 220 slots are all taken. You are also allowed to make up to three teams each! DraftStreet has really raised the stakes this week by putting my basketball knowledge on the line. Do you think you can beat me? CLICK HERE to sign up for DraftStreet and join the league! HoopsHype

December 12, 2012 Updates

If you missed out on the draftstreet promotions this year there is no need to worry because they are back for the 2012-2013 season! Draftstreet turns the season long grind into quick hitting one night leagues and the best part is that you can win cash every single day. You draft a team for one night and get paid out as soon as the games end that night. DraftStreet.com is at the forefront of this new trend in the fantasy world and is giving us a great promotion: a FREE one-day fantasy league with $300 in prizes exclusively for HoopsHype fans. This free contest will be salary-cap style drafting where everyone tries to assemble the best team out of the available players. You will have a $100,000 budget to build a team of 2 forwards, 2 guards, 2 centers, and 2 utility players. Each NBA player has been assigned a price based on their expected fantasy performance. For example, Kevin Love costs $19,253 where as Gerald Wallace only costs $11,644. HoopsHype

November 28, 2012 Updates

This free contest will be salary-cap style drafting where everyone tries to assemble the best team out of the available players. You will have a $100,000 budget to build a team of 2 forwards, 2 guards, 2 centers, and 2 utility players. Each NBA player has been assigned a price based on their expected fantasy performance. For example, Kevin Durant costs $22,774 where as Paul Pierce only costs $13,435. You can adjust your roster up until the contest starts on Friday November 30th at 7:00pm ET at which time your rosters will lock and the Live Scoreboard will be available.CLICK HERE to sign up for free and join the HoopsHype $300 Freeroll on DraftStreet.com. HoopsHype

Here are this week’s smart plays and bad plays, followed by their DraftStreet salary and statistics from their last five games: Smart Plays: Carmelo Anthony – $15,034 – 30.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, .514 FG%, .563 3P% – No player in the NBA has been hotter than Anthony over the last five games. He’s dropping nearly 30 points every night and he doesn’t show any signs of slowing down since he gets so many touches in the Knicks’ offense. Anthony is bargain at $15,034, cheaper than 16 other players this week despite being one of the most productive and consistent players in the league in recent weeks. It’s much easier to justify spending $15,034 on Anthony than, say, spending $22,774 on Kevin Durant. HoopsHype

Bad Plays: Pau Gasol – $13,733 –12.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 0.8 blocks, .453 FG%, .545 FT% – Gasol is still trying to get comfortable with the new-look Lakers. He thrives when he’s working from the post, but he hasn’t been getting many opportunities to post-up and he doesn’t seem like a good fit for Mike D’Antoni’s up-tempo offense. The Lakers have said that they’ll try to get Gasol more involved, but it’s unlikely that they’ll change the offense for Gasol, especially when giving touches to Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard seems to be the priority. Last week against the Memphis Grizzlies, Gasol was benched for the fourth quarter because he wasn’t producing when he was on the court. Gasol isn’t playing well, but he’s a notable player so he’s still priced high at $13,733. Don’t waste your money. Wait until Gasol starts to fit in and adjust to his new role in Los Angeles before spending that kind of money on him. HoopsHype

November 7, 2012 Updates

If you missed out on the DraftStreet promotions last year there is no need to worry because they are back again for the 2012-2013 season! DraftStreet turns the season long grind into quick hitting one night leagues and the best part is that you can win cash every single day. You draft a team for one night and get paid out as soon as the games end that night. DraftStreet.com is at the forefront of this new trend in the fantasy world and is giving us a great promotion to kick off the season: a FREE one-day fantasy league with $300 in prizes exclusively for HoopsHype fans. HoopsHype

You can adjust your roster up until the contest starts on Friday November 9th at 7:00pm ET at which time your rosters will lock and the Live Scoreboard will be available. CLICK HERE to sign up for free and join the HoopsHype $300 Freeroll on DraftStreet.com. HoopsHype

April 5, 2012 Updates

If you haven’t heard yet, there’s a new way to play fantasy basketball that turns the season long grind into quick hitting one night leagues. And the best part is that you can win cash every single day. You draft a team for one night and get paid out as soon as the games end that night. DraftStreet.com is at the forefront of this new trend in the fantasy world and is giving us a great promotion: a FREE one-day fantasy league with $300 in prizes exclusively for HoopsHype readers and fans. DraftStreet.com

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