Author - Jon Carlos Rodriguez

BuhayBasket’s Fantasy Bucket: The Unsung Fantasy Heroes

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

Another round of Fantasy Bucket means another batch of unsung fantasy heroes, those whose names a lot of casual fans probably don’t give a shit about, but savvy fantasy players covet. If you need to know how the ADs or the Hardens are doing, look elsewhere. This space is reserved for the Bartons and the Olynyks.

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Slow Tuesday: Jason Kidd vs Steve Nash

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

Jason Kidd is turning 45 this week, so what better time to celebrate his career and see how his legacy stands next to one of his greatest teammates turned PG rival, Steve Nash. Kidd versus Nash—who was better?

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Fantasy Bucket: The Good Brook Lopez

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

Here’s a plot twist no one saw coming towards the end of the long season: a Brook Lopez who’s actually playing good. Congrats to fantasy owners who held on to him for the past six months (bet you losers didn’t make the playoffs).

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Slow Tuesday: Stalking the Ex (Cavs)

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

On February 8, 2018, the Cleveland Cavaliers did a cold, heartless thing: it broke up with six of its players. That’s right, six (more) players are now ex-Cavs, which means there are six names to stalk to tick off these key post-breakup questions: How are they doing now? Have they moved on? Are they happy? Are they better without LeBron? Who won the breakup? Let the stalking begin.

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Meet the Future: SLAM Rising Stars Classic 2018

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

What were you up to in high school? These high school kids are making basketball history.

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Slow Tuesday: Karl-Anthony Towns High-Fives Himself, A Play-By-Play

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

Don’t leave your teammates hanging. It’s the simplest rule, really, but in an intense and high stakes game, some teammates tend to forget to give some love. Ditching the ritual at a fun-centric All-Star Game though? There’s just no excuse.

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Dayories: Makati Sporting Basketball Court

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

A trip to do errands ended up finding a basketball court at the brink of extinction.

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Slow Tuesday: Celebrating Tiago Splitter

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

Tiago Splitter, the first Brazilian ever to win an NBA title, has announced his retirement. Let’s celebrate his seven-year career, shall we?

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Fantasy Buffet: The 2018 NBA All-Star Game Edition

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

Fantasy basketball (and Fantasy Bucket) is on a loooong break, but that shouldn’t stop us from fantasizing about stats. Let’s look at the numbers from the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.

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Slow Tuesday: Zach LaVine Cancels JaKarr Sampson, A Play-by-Play

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

Because there was no Cavs drama, the best thing that happened today was the hideous thing that Zach LaVine did to one JaKarr Sampson.

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