A typically excellent piece from SBNation’s Tom Ziller on the most cost-effective players in the Association… with Houston’s Chandler Parsons topping the list:
Chandler Parsons is the most cost-effective player in the NBA.
Through March 10, Parsons had cost $1,165 per unit of production. The average cost of a unit of production this season is $13,938. Based on that price, Parsons’ production this season has been worth $10.6 million. He’s making $888,000. So he’s currently worth roughly $10 million more than he’s being paid. That’s huge. That’s like a free All-Star, almost.
via Value added: Late draft picks, cheap veterans the most cost-effective producers in the NBA – SBNation.com.
Biggest surprise? The top ten includes a Knick… which might be the first time a New York player has been described as “cost effective” since MSG plucked Anthony Mason and John Starks from obscurity.
Best thing the Knicks have done this month. (Actually, that’s not saying much…)
GREENBURGH — About 150 amateur basketball players filled the Knicks’ training courts on Sunday, shooting for the hoops, while keeping a higher goal in mind.
They faced off in a round-robin tournament to benefit Backyard Sports Cares, which offers children with autism and other special needs.
“We all play in our schoolyards and our driveways, with the vision of playing in a professional sports facility,” said Danny Bernstein, head coach and executive director the organization.Youngsters from Backyard Sports Cares got to show their hoops skills, too. And several former Knicks, including John Wallace and Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, came to lend support.
via Special needs kids try out Knicks’ training center | The Journal News | LoHud.com | lohud.com.
Dan Collins of the Winston-Salem Journal is not holding back when it comes to Wake Forest coach Jeff Bzdelik’s performance with the Demon Deacons…
So by everyone’s standards, Bzdelik’s first and foremost, the season that ended with last night’s loss to Maryland in the first round of the ACC Tournament was a failure — or in the rad lingo of the day, a fail. I’d call it a massive fail.
via Massive Fail – Winston-Salem Journal: My Take On Wake.
There’s just over one month remaining in the regular season – a crucial time for fantasy owners trying to finish in the money. Unfortunately, many NBA coaches won’t make things easy for you.
A couple of things to think about as you plan for the stretch drive:
Extra rest for aging superstars
Tim Duncan was dominant Thursday night, carrying the Spurs to a narrow 92-91 win over Dallas with a 28-point, 19-rebound explosion. Of course, there’s a good reason Timmy had a little extra jump in his step – he skipped San Antonio’s previous game entirely. He didn’t even make the trip to Minnesota. Pay close attention to updates on players like Duncan, especially during back-to-backs and stretches with three games in four nights.
via Rotowire.com – Waiver Wire: Final Month Push.