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2017-18 fantasy basketball draft kit

Mock drafts, roto rankings, points rankings, projections, player profiles, draft strategies, DFS strategies -- we've got everything you need to dominate fantasy basketball from every angle.

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Westbrook on the cusp of averaging triple-double again? (1:46)
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Westbrook gets fouled on the scoop-and-score (0:17)
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Ball sinks a three for first career points (0:17)
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Projecting the scoring for the Oklahoma City superstars

The Oklahoma City Thunder have a lineup full of superstars, but fantasy players want to know who will post the best numbers this season. Our fantasy hoops experts provide their thoughts on how things will shake out for the Thunder.

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Whiteside to miss opener with bone bruise

After injuring himself in the Miami Heat's season-opening loss Wednesday at Orlando, Hassan Whiteside will miss the team's home opener against the Indiana Pacers due to a bone bruise in his knee.

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Nets PG Lin out for season after knee surgery

Nets point guard Jeremy Lin underwent surgery Friday morning on the ruptured patella tendon in his right knee, suffered in the season opener, and will miss the remainder of the season

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Melo hits a 3 for first points in OKC (0:16)
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Kyrie drops 10 points in first half (0:33)
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Top free-agent finds for the first week of the season

Even before the season officially tips off, it's important to work the waiver wire and find the best players for your fantasy roster. Here are some of the top players to go grab from the free-agent list ahead of Week 1.

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Fantasy basketball: Analytics glossary

Wondering what things like eFG%, pace, usage rate and CARMELO mean? We explain each notable NBA advanced analytics term so you can make the most of them in fantasy.

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Fantasy hoops: Paul, Irving or Lillard

Chris Paul, Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard all have average draft positions of 13-17 in ESPN leagues, but which point guard should be selected first in fantasy basketball? Our experts debate.

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Tatum takes on LeBron for the bucket and foul (0:25)
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Who's the No. 1 fantasy basketball pick? (1:53)
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  • Fantasy Basketball Draft Kit

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  • Fantasy Basketball 101

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  • Player Rater

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