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Best Fantasy Basketball performances ever?


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#1 DK64MASTER

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:33 PM

Forgive me if this topic is in the wrong forum.  It didn't seem that relevant to put it in Off Topic, but it may very well go there.

A recent mention of Nicholas Batum's prediction in the "Fantasy Line of the Night" topic had me wondering...

I was just curious on what was the best Fantasy line ever in the NBA?  Is there a way to search this through basketball reference?  Let's make things simple and restrict it to when blocks and steals were consistently recorded, and let's pretend we are dealing with standard 8 or 9 categories as criteria.

Now the big question is: how do we quantify such an achievement?  One obvious example is to use Efficiency.  A few of you may remember ESPN hosting a game called VGM (or Fastbreak) where you would choose players (and a coach) based on a salary cap and compete to get the best score.  It's a lot like the current pay sites (draftstreet, draftday, etc).  You can find out the current NBA leaders in Efficiency per game here.
http://www.nba.com/s...litDD=All Teams

Frankly, no matter how you qualify a monster performance, I'm sure there are a few that will top most of the charts regardless of if you use efficiency or a different (reasonable) metric. Also, as with anything, I'm sure there will be a few outliers, e.g.I can see Elmore Smith's 17 block performance scoring very high in a system that highly rewards blocks.

Most people here are more knowledgeable about this topic than me, so I'm curious to hear your responses.

Edited by DK64MASTER, 04 January 2013 - 06:38 PM.


#2 morphiend

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:39 PM

Loves 30/30.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:57 PM

I'm going with Kobe's 81 point game...

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

Kobe's 81 points

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:00 PM

Wilt's 100 point game.  I had him in my keeper league.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:01 PM

Probably any of the fifteen 5x5 performances could make this list. Some notable ones include Hakeem Olajuwon 29-18-10-5-12, Derek Coleman 21-10-7-7-5, Vlade Divac 19-12-8-5-5, Andrei Kirilenko 19-5-7-8-5. Also worth noting that Hakeem had six 5x5 games. Any of the four quadruple doubles also deserve to be here. David Robinson 34-10-10-2-10, Alvin Robertson 20-10-11-10, Nate Thurmond 22-13-14-12, and I already mentioned Hakeems.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:02 PM

View Postmorphiend, on 04 January 2013 - 06:39 PM, said:

Loves 30/30.

There was basketball before 2009, just saying

Hakeem's line from the 95-96 season:

31 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists, 10 blocks. He went 13-21 from the field (61.9%) and 5 of 6 from the line (83.3%)

Also, Chris Webber's game from the 00-01 season:

51 points, 26 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks. Went 24-47 from the field (51.1%) and 3 of 6 from the line.

Just two off the top of my head.

Edited by lbjames6, 04 January 2013 - 07:02 PM.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:02 PM

Pretty cool list here. Excludes a couple recent seasons.

http://hoops.sports....Modern_Era.html

Guess MJ's 69 points/18 rebounds takes the cake.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:06 PM

View PostUSP123, on 04 January 2013 - 07:02 PM, said:

Pretty cool list here. Excludes a couple recent seasons.

http://hoops.sports....Modern_Era.html

Guess MJ's 69 points/18 rebounds takes the cake.

Awesome list, thanks!  The biggest outlier I see is Darius Miles.  I still remember that 47 point game.  Man, what a head case...

These performances would be very highly ranked as well, I'm sure:
http://en.wikipedia....uintuple-double

Edited by DK64MASTER, 04 January 2013 - 07:12 PM.


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:07 PM

MJ and Hakeems(which was mentioned...absolutely filthy stat line)

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

View PostUSP123, on 04 January 2013 - 07:02 PM, said:

Pretty cool list here. Excludes a couple recent seasons.

http://hoops.sports....Modern_Era.html

Guess MJ's 69 points/18 rebounds takes the cake.

In category leagues, I think #12 would be #1. Hakeem completely filled out the stat sheet with 38 points, 17 rebounds, 6 assists, 7 steals, 12 blocks, on 48% and 71% from the line. Only thing he didn't get was 3's (obviously)
Yahoo $$$ 12 Team 5x5 H2H (42-24-4)
Infield - Wilin Rosario*, Miguel Cabrera^, Kolten Wong*, Edwin Encarnacion, Jean Segura
Outfield - Alex Rios, Wil Myers, Michael Morse*
Utility - Alcides Escobar*, Everth Cabrera
Bench - Kole Calhoun, Jason Kipnis^, Salvador Perez
Starters - Michael Wacha, Sonny Gray, Andrew Cashner (DL), James Paxton (DL), Michael Pineda, Jason Vargas*, Wily Peralta^, Erik Bedard*, Tommy Milone*
Relievers - Francisco Rodriguez*, Ernesto Frieri*, Ronald Belisario
* - Waiver pickup.....^Trade pickup
Yahoo $$$ 12 Team 5x5 H2H (38-27-5)
Infield - Evan Gattis, Paul Goldschmidt, Jedd Gyorko, Kyle Seager, Ian Desmond
Outfield - Yasiel Puig, Jose Bautista, Wil Myers
Utility - Everth Cabrera, Justin Morneau
Bench - Carlos Beltran (DL)
Starters - Gio Gonzalez (DL), Alex Cobb, Andrew Cashner (DL), Alex Wood, Sonny Gray, Zach Wheeler, Chris Tillman, Michael Pineda, Wei-Yin Chen*, Trevor Bauer*
Relievers - Matt Lindstrom*, Francisco Rodriguez*, Bryan Shaw*, Jenrry Mejia*

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:58 PM

Personally I enjoyed the line Tim Duncan had in the finals clinching game where he was 1 block away from a quadruple-double (if memory serves, checking now). That is a line I have and always will remember.

EDIT: 21 PTs - 20 REB - 10 AST - 8 BLK... so he was 2 BLKs away.


Edited by crazy47larry, 04 January 2013 - 08:01 PM.


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

if you had Kobe during the 81 point game and you didnt win points, you should of gave up your team on the spot
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:31 PM

Judging from these responses, it seems like many of you have been playing fantasy for a long time... I started about ten years ago..

Just curious when most of you did? And how was it during the 90s? Meaning, were there hosting sites like ESPN, Yahoo and CBS that the majority played on? And how good were they?

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:12 AM

View PostDowntown3, on 04 January 2013 - 08:31 PM, said:

Judging from these responses, it seems like many of you have been playing fantasy for a long time... I started about ten years ago..

Just curious when most of you did? And how was it during the 90s? Meaning, were there hosting sites like ESPN, Yahoo and CBS that the majority played on? And how good were they?
I'm also curious about how fantasy was during the 90s..
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:15 AM

Pen and paper lolol

I started fantasy a year ago and can't imagine what it was like without all this technology

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:57 AM

View Postlbjames6, on 04 January 2013 - 07:02 PM, said:

View Postmorphiend, on 04 January 2013 - 06:39 PM, said:

Loves 30/30.

There was basketball before 2009, just saying

Hakeem's line from the 95-96 season:

31 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists, 10 blocks. He went 13-21 from the field (61.9%) and 5 of 6 from the line (83.3%)

Also, Chris Webber's game from the 00-01 season:

51 points, 26 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks. Went 24-47 from the field (51.1%) and 3 of 6 from the line.

Just two off the top of my head.

If that happened today, people would come on here and complain about the 50% FT
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:01 AM

Paul George's 30 pts, 9 boards, 5 dimes, 5 steals, 7 threes, 1 block, 0 TOs, 1-1 FT and 11-19 shooting (58%) from last year is pretty good for something recent.

Obviously there are more monstrous line back then, like those Hakeem Olajuwon lines, and that TD line vs the Nets.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:16 PM

Lebron with 43-15-13-2-3
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:02 AM

Wow, Malone's 61pts 18rebs in 33 minutes is impressive. Ewing with 41 and 11 in 26 minutes is not too shabby either.
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