NBA – XN Sports http://xnsports.com Sports News, Stats, Opinion, Daily Fantasy advice and more. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:23:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Men Up North Season: Dog Days of Baseball and Early Worm NBA Predictions http://xnsports.com/2016/08/24/men-north-season-dog-days-baseball-early-worm-nba-predictions/ http://xnsports.com/2016/08/24/men-north-season-dog-days-baseball-early-worm-nba-predictions/#respond Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:05:26 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65542 In this episode of The Men Up North Sports Podcast, we run down all six MLB divisions and predict the winners by season’s end. We also gauge the National and American League MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year Awards’ Race. We also discussed the Shelby Miller for Dansby Swanson trade involving the Arizona

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Team USA: Basketball Gods Lacking Miracles http://xnsports.com/2016/08/12/team-usa-basketball-gods-lacking-miracles/ http://xnsports.com/2016/08/12/team-usa-basketball-gods-lacking-miracles/#respond Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:16:13 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65510 The United States of America national basketball team so far has been doing pretty well in the Olympics: they‘ve won three out of the three matches that they‘ve had so far, promptly demolishing China and Venezuela and managing a more difficult victory against Australia. Now they’ve got two more European opponents to play until the

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The Fallen Rose Part 2 http://xnsports.com/2016/07/23/fallen-rose-part-2/ http://xnsports.com/2016/07/23/fallen-rose-part-2/#respond Sat, 23 Jul 2016 10:02:14 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65440 This is part 2 of the Derrick Rose Saga. The irony of a superstar with the last name of Rose getting hurt at the Rose Garden in Portland. The hope and the promise all come to a screeching halt when a superstar and his advisors make all the decisions. Rose had every excuse to not

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A Historical At Why Derrick Rose Was Traded To The New York Knicks http://xnsports.com/2016/07/08/65388/ http://xnsports.com/2016/07/08/65388/#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2016 15:52:13 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65388 What happens when you look back on an unfilled prophecy? This is our story of the promise, the hype, the prophecy and ultimately the failure of Derrick Rose. Featured Image Credit: By Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA (Derrick Rose) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Daily Fantasy Basketball: Cheap Advice 4/17/16 http://xnsports.com/2016/04/27/daily-fantasy-basketball-cheap-advice-41716/ http://xnsports.com/2016/04/27/daily-fantasy-basketball-cheap-advice-41716/#respond Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:19:55 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=64680 Point Guard Shaun Livingston (DK $4700, $4400, 14.2 USG) I would think this maybe the last time you’re going to be able to roster Livingston under 5K over the next couple of weeks while Curry recovers from his strained MCL, so jump on it while you still can.  Livingston has been playing great this series.

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A Totally (Not) Scientific Look At NBA Players In Song Lyrics http://xnsports.com/2016/04/25/totally-not-scientific-look-nba-players-song-lyrics/ http://xnsports.com/2016/04/25/totally-not-scientific-look-nba-players-song-lyrics/#respond Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:09:36 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=64643 A Totally (Not) Scientific Look at NBA Players in Song Lyrics – An Infographic by the Team at Vivid Seats, your premier online source for NBA tickets.

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Daily Fantasy Basketball: Cheap Advice 4/20/16 http://xnsports.com/2016/04/20/daily-fantasy-basketball-cheap-advice-42016/ http://xnsports.com/2016/04/20/daily-fantasy-basketball-cheap-advice-42016/#respond Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:39:23 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=64588 Point Guard Matthew Dellavedova (DK $3000, FD $3500, 15.9 USG) This is my first playoff piece and trust me when I type this, this column in not meant for the playoffs.  A lot of value that comes in the regular season doesn’t translate as well to the playoffs.  Rotations get shortened, starters play longer, stars

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Daily Fantasy Basketball: Cheap Advice 4/12/16 http://xnsports.com/2016/04/12/daily-fantasy-basketball-cheap-advice-41216/ http://xnsports.com/2016/04/12/daily-fantasy-basketball-cheap-advice-41216/#respond Tue, 12 Apr 2016 21:57:19 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=64485 Only two more days of regular season DFS in the NBA and even though I’m quite sad, I’m actually a bit relieved as well.  These last 2 weeks have been brutal with all the news of players resting out of nowhere and random injuries forcing late scratches.  Trust me when I tell you, the playoffs

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Daily Fantasy Basketball: Cheap Advice http://xnsports.com/2016/04/11/daily-fantasy-basketball-cheap-advice-3/ http://xnsports.com/2016/04/11/daily-fantasy-basketball-cheap-advice-3/#respond Mon, 11 Apr 2016 21:23:15 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=64464 Point Guard Ramon Sessions (DK $4600, FD $4200, 24.3 USG w/ Wall out) The Wizards have been eliminated from playoff contention, meaning we’ve likely seen the last of John Wall for the remainder of the season.  Remember, there’s going to be lots of this going on over the next 3 days so if you don’t

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Daily Fantasy Basketball: Cheap Advice 4/8/16 http://xnsports.com/2016/04/08/daily-fantasy-basketball-cheap-advice-4816/ http://xnsports.com/2016/04/08/daily-fantasy-basketball-cheap-advice-4816/#respond Fri, 08 Apr 2016 20:53:49 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=64402 Point Guard Ramon Sessions (DK $3700, FD $4100, 21.8 USG) As this season winds down, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to give you some cash viable advice with so much value popping up hour by hour.  As of writing this, John Wall is listed as doubtful against the Pistons (WAS maybe giving up on the season)

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