Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Melo returns, Kings' sneaky value, and bringing NBA players back from the past

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Andy Behrens and Dalton Del Don are back to discuss all things NBA in the latest fantasy basketball podcast.

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

1) It finally happened! The return of Carmel-00. Carmelo Anthony’s first game was … a little rough: 10 points, 4 rebounds, 4-for-14 from the field and 5 fouls. Is he just shaking off the rust or is what you see what you get at this point? (06:19)

2) Ben Simmons is your new NBA leader in 3-point percentage! Even though last night marked his first attempt and make from 3 this season, will his early success from downtown lead to more shots? (11:57)

3) Despite injuries to De’Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley III, the Sacramento Kings continue to put up sneaky fantasy value. Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 31 points including 7-of-9 from 3 on Tuesday night, while Richaun Holmes and Nemanja Bjelica are putting up solid numbers. (14:08)

4) Markelle Fultz is playing his way onto the standard league radar. (16:15)

5) Is it possible for Pascal Siakam to be awarded Most Improved Player two years in a row? He’s currently delivering 2nd-round value in 9-Cat leagues so far this year. (18:56)

Next up, Andy and Dalton are joined by RotoWire.com’s NBA editor, Nick Whalen. (22:22)

As Nick hails from Wisconsin, he talks Bucks with our experts, including the impact of losing Malcolm Brogdon over the offseason (29:31). Nick also shares some of his success stories in the Yahoo Friends and Family league — where he’s currently rostering both the aforementioned Siakam and Luka Doncic — as well as any buy-low candidates he has in mind. (40:10)

And we wrap up the show with In Case You Missed It. ICYMI this week: The question brought up by the YahooSportsNBA Twitter about bringing back NBA players from the past. (46:22)

Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks takes on the Golden State Warriors on November 20, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.

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