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About Kent Shen - RotoBaller

Kent is a Toronto, Canada native working towards business school with the intent to transition into a career in the sports industry.

Kent Shen - RotoBaller has written 25 articles so far, you can find them below.


We've already spent posts looking at intriguing rookies, and yet we've still got plenty of great first players to examine, all of whom have high-level fantasy upside in the future. For our previous lists, check out Part 1 and Part 2. This week we dive even deeper into this year's rookies, and examine their production... Read More

Last week, we started our look through the league's rookies, focusing on the most well-known players. Today, we look to move into that second tier of guys. These rookies won't be competing for any rookie of the year rewards, but they possess skill-sets that could yield many fruitful fantasy seasons to come. Let's start with... Read More

With most fantasy playoffs in full swing, and articles all over the place with regards to waiver pickups, stream targets and playoff match-up analysis, I figured it'd be a good time to instead take a look with an eye on the future. 2017-2018's rookie class was one of the most exciting in recent memory, and... Read More

Now that you're in the playoffs, it doesn't mean it's time to take your foot off the gas when it comes to streaming. If anything, in a single elimination format, it is even more important than before to sell out for that W. We're here to help you pick out targets to swing those match-ups.... Read More

Today, I'm going to do something a bit unique. Recently, I had a nice constructive argument with some other fantasy basketball players regarding team-building theory, centering around whether it is better to go into a draft with a strategy in mind (forcing a punt strategy), or staying open through your first few picks. In leagues... Read More

  It's the last week before most playoffs start, and whether you're looking to fight your way into a playoff spot, or pickup someone for a deep run, we've got you covered. Here are today's Week 21 deeper league waiver wire pickups for your fantasy basketball teams.   Deep League Adds for Week 21 Denzel Valentine, SG/SF, Chicago... Read More

We're entering the home stretch of the season as all-star weekend just wrapped up in Los Angeles last week. At this point in the season, teams know where they stand in the NBA hierarchy, and one of the most exciting things about this part of the season is seeing what young guys can do when given... Read More

We're hitting the part of the season where tanking teams are starting to show their hand, and that usually leads to a fantasy goldmine with young players on those tanking teams getting a chance at starters minutes. Let's take a look at some pickups as we gear up for the playoffs. Here are today's Week 20 deeper... Read More

With the all-star break limiting the amount of games to analyze, I thought I’d write about more general strategy as opposed to any player specific analysis. Even with the NBA taking a week off, there’s no reason for us to stop learning and become better players, so let’s take a look at some draft theory.... Read More

  As we enter the final stretch of the season, it's almost time to find out whether certain lottery tickets pan out. Young guys who see some run can really help to round out fantasy rosters in the last few weeks of the season, and getting the jump on them is a good way to... Read More

Last week we took a look at a few of the early deadline deals.  Now we'll take a look at the last minute deals that took place in the lead up to the NBA trade deadline. This year's busy trade deadline saw a flurry of moves. We'll only be looking at the moves that are... Read More

We are sitting 2 days away from the NBA trade deadline, and it's high time to make some speculative pickups based on what we expect from the next 2 days. Let's take a look at some deep league pickups for the week before the all-star break. This column will feature only players owned 15% or... Read More

We should have known better when we thought that things were a bit too quiet last week. The NBA has taught us again and again near the trade deadline that bombs can be dropped at any given moment and usually, it's in a way we don't expect. This was the case when it came to last... Read More

This week was a week of depressing season ending injuries. We pray for speedy recoveries for Mike Conley, Andre Roberson and Boogie Cousins, and hope they can come back strong from their upcoming rehabs. Unfortunately, the fantasy world needs to move on, and when a guy gets hit with a season-ender, it opens up opportunity... Read More

What's Wrong with This NBA Star?

As we near the All-Star break, enough of the season has been played to take a critical eye on certain players who have not lived up to expectations. Today we're going to take a look at 3 guys who have greatly under-performed expectations, and try to decipher whether we have a buy-low opportunity or they're... Read More

The NBA trade deadline is fast approaching, and this means some more opportunity to be found for players on the wire. While you shouldn't give up too much to acquire a player on pure speculation for a potential trade, treating a pickup as a lottery ticket if you have the roster room can really end... Read More

We are now in the 14th week of the fantasy season, and it's down to the final stretch, with 6 weeks left in most standard leagues. This time of year is stash season, and it's time to take those shots at the lottery tickets that can help swing a league come playoff time. Let's take... Read More

We’re past the halfway mark of the season, and it’s about time to start looking at some numbers, both good and bad, that define what has been a frenetic first half of the NBA season. It’s important to realize that certain stats take a very long time to normalize, and small sample size can still... Read More

As injuries and ineffectiveness cause shakeups around the league, it’s time to keep a sharper eye on the wire, especially in deeper leagues. Take a look at Delon Wright. If you grabbed Wright last week, Lowry’s unfortunate injury has opened a new door for him to showcase what he can do in a larger role,... Read More

We're almost at the halfway point of the season, and it's getting harder and harder to find quality options on the wire, while it's getting easier and easier to cut bait on dead weight. Everyone in your league is probably thinking the same way, so it's time to look deeper and deeper for those guys that... Read More

San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge had a solid night Tuesday against the New York Knicks, scoring 29 points on 10-for-23 shooting to go along with six boards, two assists, a steal and a block. Aldridge took 23 shots alongside forward Kawhi Leonard's 20 and was a major part of the Spurs game plan. Aldridge... Read More

For the first time this season, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard eclipsed the 30-minute barrier and posted a classic Leonard line Tuesday night against the New York Knicks. Leonard scored 25 points to go with eight boards, four assists, three three-pointers and four steals, a friendly reminder to everyone that he's a top-10 asset.... Read More

First of all, happy holidays to all of our readers! You are all hopefully spending quality time with friends and family, but we’re still going to keep providing great content for those who want a little breather, as the NBA season is as awake as ever during the holidays, and your leagues’ standings don’t take... Read More

Just how frustrated are we with injuries in the NBA this season? It seems as if Player X returns, Player B gets injured. The injury bug has been real this season, and it's like a plague that continues to spread across the league. Understanding the injury landscape is key in all forms of fantasy basketball.... Read More

LaMarcus Aldridge Posts Full-Line

San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge had a solid game, going for 20 points, nine boards, two steals and a block on Tuesday night against the Brooklyn Nets. Aldridge has been fantastic this season, but his outlook is trending down as forward Kawhi Leonard continues to reintegrate himself into the Spurs lineup. Leonard is the... Read More

Kawhi Leonard Ramps Up Minutes

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard continues to see his minutes tick up, logging 26 minutes in the Tuesday night win against the Brooklyn Nets. Leonard notched 21 points on 8-for-17 shooting to go with two three-pointers, two assists, and two rebounds. The ride has been frustrating for owners, but it looks like we are... Read More

Dirk Nowitzki Gets Defensive

Dallas Mavericks forward/center Dirk Nowitzki posted a surprising line with a steal and three blocks to go along with 18 points on 8-for-13 shooting. Nowitzki has been anemic in the defensive categories this season, and he's only been returning around top-120 value due to those deficiencies. Tuesday night looks like an outlier, and Dirk will... Read More

Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes posted a double-double Tuesday against the Toronto Raptors. The Pencil had 16 points and 10 rebounds and not much else. The lack of defensive stats will continue to put a cap on his value, and his value will remain around that top-100 level. Hot Trending ArticlesWaiver Wire Pickups ListWeek 4... Read More

Dallas Mavericks forward Maximilian Kleber had a monster line Tuesday night versus the Raptors, putting up two steals and five blocks to go along with his 15 points and eight rebounds. Kleber was extremely quiet his last two games out, but this is just a reminder he is capable of these kinds of defensive outbursts... Read More

Trevor Ariza Solid on Christmas

Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza was solid again, scoring 20 points to go with four rebounds and four three-pointers against Oklahoma City. Ariza was an integral part of the Houston offense and showed that he is more than just a spot up shooter with some solid work off the bounce with the Thunder collapsing on... Read More

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