Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Remembering Kobe Bryant

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Welcome back! Dalton Del Don is joined by Josh Lloyd from Yahoo Sport Australia and Basketball Monster to discuss all things NBA in the latest fantasy basketball podcast.

But before we get started with fantasy basketball news, we’ll take a second to remember Kobe Bryant. Our thoughts go out to all of the families that are dealing with the loss of loved ones. 

For those of you that play on Yahoo, you might have seen that Kobe Bryant was added to the player pool (and has already been added by more than 40,000 teams). Guy Lake, Product Lead for Yahoo Fantasy, talks about where they got the idea. (00:50)

In this week’s Starting Five, they run down the five biggest storylines of the fantasy week:

1) Victor Oladipo returns! But that’s bad news for teams with Aaron Holiday who’s falling out of the rotation. (07:46)

2) Dalton and Josh explain why despite a one-game suspension, Elfrid Payton should be owned in all leagues. (09:55)

3) Is it time to drop Mike Conley? (12:01)

4) DeMar DeRozan is starting to heat up, can he maintain early-round value while eschewing three-pointers? (13:15)

5) Early thoughts on Zion Williamson’s value so far season and his effect on (All-Star!) Brandon Ingram (17:28)

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Next up, Dalton and Josh discuss whether they’re buying low on players like Steven Adams, Jamaal Murray, Kristaps Porzingis and Myles Turner (19:55), and predict the value of waiver wire pickups Marquese Chriss, Christian Wood, Trevor Ariza, Reggie Jackson, and Jerami Grant (27:16).

And we wrap up the show with In Case You Missed It. ICYMI this week: LaMelo Ball leaves his Australian team — without telling them. 🤔

After more than a year on the sidelines, Victor Oladipo returned to game action.


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