Sneaker News Fantasy Basketball: Round 1 Playoff Recap
After a dominating 12-1-1 start to the 2010-11 season in the FLuD Watches “Barksdale & Bell” fantasy basketball league, Team Sneaker News went through a rough stretch in the second half. Plagued by injuries to a number of key players, we trooped through the final weeks of the season finishing 4th out of 12 teams and headed into our Round 1 playoff matchup with league commissioner FLuD Watches with a relatively healthy line-up and high hopes of making a nice playoff run. Unfortunately, Team SN went down early in the week and was never able to make up enough ground to come back, eventually taking a 3-6 loss to end our season. A disappointing end, but the league was a great time that we hope you enjoyed as well via our weekly updates. Good luck to the remaining teams, and look for Team Sneaker News out for fantasy b-ball revenge in 2011-12!
TEAM SNEAKERNEWS SEASON MVP
Amar’e Stoudemire -With the 11th pick in the first round of this year’s draft, Team SN selected Amar’e Stoudemire a choice that paid tremendous dividends all year. Many wondered if Amar’e could thrive in NYC without Steve Nash feeding him the rock, but he quieted all doubters with an impressive stat line so far of 26.1 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 1.9 BPG en route to the 7th overall Yahoo Sports ranking and a strong NBA MVP campaign.
THIS WEEK’S ADD DROPS
IN: Chase Budinger (Houston Rockets, SG-SF), CJ Miles (Utah Jazz, SG-SF)
OUT: Richard Jefferson (San Antonio Spurs, SF), Ryan Anderson (Orlando Magic, PF-C)
WEEK 1 PLAYOFF RESULTS
TEAM SNEAKERNEWS FINAL ROSTER
Amar’e Stoudemire – PF/C – New York Knicks
Monta Ellis – PG/SG – Golden State Warriors
Josh Smith – PF – Atlanta Hawks
David West – PF – New Orleans Hornets
Ramon Sessions – PG/SG – Cleveland Cavaliers
Serge Ibaka – C – Oklahoma City Thunder