Fantasy Basketball Daily News and Notes (12/11/11)

Jeff Green (BOS) – Re-signed with the Celtics.   This doesn’t help his fantasy value at all since he’ll probably shift to backing up Paul Pierce at SF.   The Celtics just brought in Brandon Bass to backup Kevin Garnett at PF.

Brandon Bass (BOS) – Signed with the Celtics and will backup Kevin Garnett at PF.  He’s also got some competition for minutes against the newly acquired Chris Wilcox.  His fantasy value is a little lower in Boston than it was in Orlando although there is a chance that Kevin Garnett might see more time at center, thereby providing more PF minutes for Bass.

Glen Davis (ORL) – Traded to the Magic where he will compete for minutes with Ryan Anderson.  He should have about the same fantasy value in Orlando as he did in Boston, unless Dwight Howard gets traded, then his value might rise.

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Fantasy Basketball 2010-2011 Team Preview: Dallas Mavericks (9/18/10)

Mark Cuban is determined to win a title, but his time is running short and the window may close soon.   The Mavericks have all the major pieces back from last season’s 55-27 club and should be able to approach 55 wins again this year.  Jason Kidd will start at point guard, but he will be sharing minutes once Rodrigue Beaubois gets healthy.  I’ve seen some rumors that Caron Butler will be starting at shooting guard with Shawn Marion moving into the starting small forward spot.    Of course Dirk Nowitzki will start at power forward.  Brendan Haywood and Tyson Chandler will platoon at center.  If all that talent weren’t enough, the Mavericks have Jason Terry and J. J. Barea coming off the bench.  It should be a good year in Dallas.  

Projected Fantasy Depth Chart
PG:  Jason Kidd, Rodrigue Beaubois, J.J. Barea
SG:  Caron Butler, Jason Terry, Deshawn Stevenson
SF:  Shawn Marion
PF:  Dirk Nowitzki, Alexis Ajinca
C:  Brendan Haywood, Tyson Chandler, Ian Mahinmi

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