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This is the fantasy basketball podcast of basketballmerlin.com. Subscribe to hear the latest on player news, rankings, injury updates, trade rumors, advice and more. Visit basketballmerlin.com for more fantasy basketball goodness. Follow me on Twitter (@bballmerlin), Instagram (@basketballmerlin) and Facebook.

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This is the fantasy basketball podcast of basketballmerlin.com. Subscribe to hear the latest on player news, rankings, injury updates, trade rumors, advice and more. Visit basketballmerlin.com for more fantasy basketball goodness. Follow me on Twitter (@bballmerlin), Instagram (@basketballmerlin) and Facebook.

    NBA trade deadline recap: Winners, losers and wait-and-see players

    NBA trade deadline recap: Winners, losers and wait-and-see players

    The 2019-20 NBA trade deadline bordered on madness, but now that all the dust, dollars and draft picks have settled, let's look at the fantasy basketball implications. Here's my take on the winners, losers and wait-and-see guys post-deadline.

    Is Robert Covington a total winner? Is Juan Hernangomez a must-add now? How is Marvin Bagley a loser this trade season? Listen to find out.

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    • 32 min
    Underperformers and overperformers: Buy, sell or hold?

    Underperformers and overperformers: Buy, sell or hold?

    It's been way too long, but I'm back with a new episode. With nearly a month's worth of games in the books, it's a good time to take a closer look at players who have fallen short of preseason expectations and those who have outperformed expectations. Why are they underperforming or outperforming so far, and what should fantasy basketball managers do about it?

    In this episode, I discuss players like Nikola Jokic, Draymond Green, Jaren Jackson Jr., Lauri Markkanen, Jonathan Isaac, Andrew Wiggins and Tristan Thompson, among others.

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    • 46 min
    Mock draft analysis (H2H, 12 teams)

    Mock draft analysis (H2H, 12 teams)

    If you have a fantasy basketball draft coming up (or even if you've already completed your draft), this episode is for you. Here's a deep dive into a 12-team, H2H mock draft (on Yahoo) I recently participated in (I had pick No. 8). In this lengthy episode, I discuss just about every player drafted.

    If you want to follow along with all the picks, use this page displaying the full results on basketballmerlin.com.

    Remember to visit basketballmerlin.com for my recently completed series on punting.

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    The 9 players I don't want to own in 2019-20

    The 9 players I don't want to own in 2019-20

    Now that we're three episodes deep into this new fantasy basketball podcast, it's time to show my true colors by going pessimistic — or pragmatic, as I like to call it. In this episode I talk about nine players I don't want to own in the 2019-20 NBA season:


    Joel Embiid
    Kawhi Leonard
    Kemba Walker
    Russell Westbrook
    Mitchell Robinson
    Kristaps Porzingis
    Chris Paul
    Kevin Love
    Hassan Whiteside

    Also, remember to visit basketballmerlin.com for my ongoing series on punting in fantasy basketball.

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    • 27 min
    The 11 Golden Rules of fantasy basketball

    The 11 Golden Rules of fantasy basketball

    In the second episode of this new podcast, I briefly discuss the 11 Golden Rules of fantasy basketball. This isn't a comprehensive list, of course, but the rules herein are ones that I think are particularly important for new and veteran managers alike.


    Be pragmatic
    Don’t overreact
    Don’t be an absentee owner
    Accept/reject trades in a timely manner
    Know your league’s settings and rules
    Don’t abuse veto power
    Don’t be cheap with your trade offers
    Make educated trade offers
    Be smart about 2-for-1 trades
    Be nice
    Have fun

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    • 19 min
    An introduction and some player rankings

    An introduction and some player rankings

    Behold, a new fantasy basketball podcast rises! Thanks for tuning in to my first ever podcast for Basketball Merlin. In this episode, I discuss my first set of player rankings (top 150 for H2H, nine-cat redraft leagues) heading into this season's drafts by spotlighting some players, including LeBron James, Paul George, Mitchell Robinson, Zion Williamson and Victor Oladipo, among others.

    Head to basketballmerlin.com to see the full set of rankings.

    Yahoo's help page indicating that its fantasy basketball platform reopens Aug. 15.

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    • 16 min

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