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Profile: Charlie Zegers

Charlie was a promising power forward... in seventh grade. But he never grew beyond six-foot-one or developed that left hand, and his dreams of playing for Louie Carnesecca's Redmen withered on the vine. As so often happens, he turned his attention to writing about hoops.

Charlie is a freelance sportswriter who has covered pro and college basketball, baseball and football for RotoWire.com, and About.com's basketball site, and in print for the RotoWire NFL and NBA fantasy preview magazines. His columns appear regularly on NBA.com, Yahoo!, and Fox Sports and are collected at LaneViolation.com. He appears regularly on the Rotowire Fantasy Sports Hour with host Jeff Erickson.


 

Recent Blog Posts

10/18/2012 5:54:00 AMNBA Preseason Notes
3/16/2012 7:50:00 AMTrade Deadline Recap and Fantasy Implications
3/9/2012 12:26:00 PMSecond-Tier Stars Could Be on the Move at the Deadline
3/2/2012 12:46:00 PMAnthony and Stoudemire, and Do You Want 'Em for the Rest of This Season?
2/24/2012 11:39:00 AMInnings Eaters
2/24/2012 11:32:00 AMJeremy Lin, the Miami Heat, Bill Belichick and Bruce Springsteen
2/17/2012 12:34:00 PMMore Chinese Imports Arriving Daily
2/16/2012 4:47:00 PMIchiro, Jeter, and all those ABs
2/10/2012 7:53:00 AMRe-working the Wire
2/3/2012 9:46:00 AMAttention K-Mart Shoppers
1/27/2012 12:38:00 PMRe-setting Expectations for the Knicks
1/20/2012 9:48:00 AMInjuries and Expatriates: When to claim Z-Bo, Manu, Wilson Chandler and Aaron Brooks
1/13/2012 5:05:00 PMNBA Notes: Horford and Kwame and Shumpert and More
1/6/2012 7:17:00 AMFantasy Basketball Notes: The Mess in Sacramento and More
12/23/2011 5:55:00 PMNBA Preseason Notes
12/16/2011 9:12:00 AMNBA Training Camp Updates
12/9/2011 10:11:00 AMLeague Stops Paul Trade, Knicks Go with Plan B and other Notes
12/2/2011 2:43:00 PMRookies? No thank you.
8/8/2011 4:32:00 PMThe NBA's European Vacation
4/25/2011 11:46:00 AMWhere do you draft 'Melo?
4/8/2011 10:36:00 AMKnicks, Nets playing short-handed
3/11/2011 12:36:00 PMThe Technical Foul Rules' Next Victim
2/23/2011 1:23:00 PMNBA Trade Deadline Moves: Deron Williams, Marcus Thornton, etc.
2/10/2011 11:17:00 AMJerry Sloan Out as Utah Jazz Coach
2/4/2011 7:31:00 PMWeekend Wire: More Waiver Picks
1/21/2011 6:02:00 PMWeekend Wire - Updated Waiver Wire Selections
1/14/2011 10:08:00 AMWeekend Wire - More Trade Conjecture
12/31/2010 9:40:00 AMWeekend Wire: Injuries and Opportunities
12/26/2010 4:55:00 AMWeekend Wire
12/16/2010 6:13:00 PMWeekend Wire: Injury Creates Opportunity
12/14/2010 3:10:00 PMTerrence Williams to be Traded?
12/10/2010 7:12:00 AMKnicks - Believe the Hype
9/15/2010 2:22:00 PMWe Won't Have Nellie to Kick Around Any More
4/6/2010 11:09:00 AMStat Padding
3/30/2010 8:11:00 PMWhat to do with Turkoglu?
3/26/2010 1:38:00 PMNo Jail Time for Arenas
3/23/2010 10:47:00 AMI Wouldn't Play Yuta Tabuse Either
3/19/2010 1:00:00 PMHansbrough: Next Year's Gallinari
3/16/2010 6:23:00 PMCan Shaun Livingston come back?
3/10/2010 5:55:00 AM82 Games - About Twenty Too Many?
3/2/2010 10:15:00 AMCleveland's Donut Hole
2/23/2010 7:20:00 AMWhat Does Morey Know?
2/16/2010 6:52:00 AMTrade Deadline: Who's Next?
2/8/2010 2:18:00 PMRobinson Out as Knicks' Starting PG
2/6/2010 7:42:00 PMKrypto-Nate as a Starter
2/2/2010 11:47:00 AMPhrustrated in Philly
1/26/2010 11:55:00 AMTrade Deadline: Be Careful What You Wish For
1/20/2010 12:37:00 PMRobinson, Hill Give Knicks a Boost
1/14/2010 8:43:00 AMDalembert Raising Money for Haitian Relief Efforts
1/12/2010 10:10:00 AMIverson Keys Dalembert's Revival
1/5/2010 7:35:00 AMSuspension Looms for Arenas
12/30/2009 12:25:00 PMNo Confidence in Del Negro
12/29/2009 7:16:00 AMPhilly Rotation Taking Shape
12/23/2009 6:43:00 AMJazz Trade Fallout - Time to Give Up on Millsap?
12/22/2009 10:42:00 AMFool Me Once..
12/16/2009 8:45:00 AMShort Rotations a Growing Trend
12/15/2009 10:53:00 AMFlux in Philly
12/8/2009 7:56:00 AMD'Antoni Giveth, and he Taketh Away
12/1/2009 9:45:00 AMAI to the Sixers
11/24/2009 10:23:00 AMStuck in a Triangular Box
11/17/2009 11:48:00 AMWhat's Next for Iverson?
11/11/2009 6:15:00 AMMany Happy Returns?
11/3/2009 6:57:00 AMKnick Rotation Taking Shape?
10/30/2009 8:07:00 AMInstant Replay in MLB
10/27/2009 9:58:00 AMCan I get a Mulligan?
10/20/2009 12:53:00 PMKrypto-Nate vs. Lou Williams
10/19/2009 7:25:00 AMEpic Quarterback Fail
10/13/2009 8:02:00 AMRookies Worth Watching - Preseason Edition
10/7/2009 9:34:00 AMDeJuan Blair: The NBA's New Per-Minute All-Star
10/7/2009 6:39:00 AMRepeating the Marbury Mistake
9/28/2009 2:36:00 PMBoozer to the Bench?
9/15/2009 7:36:00 AMI could hear the screams from here...
9/10/2009 9:40:00 AMIverson to the Grizzlies
9/7/2009 5:22:00 PMDavid Kahn: Foolish or Incompetent?
9/4/2009 1:02:00 PMSessions a Good Buy for Minnesota -- and for fantasy owners
7/2/2009 9:28:00 AMDoes Not Compute
6/4/2009 10:10:00 AMNot Bob Watson's Finest Work
5/7/2009 1:13:00 PMIf You Weren't Juicing, You Weren't Trying
5/4/2009 5:53:00 PMFavre's Next Stop
4/20/2009 10:16:00 AMDenver on the Hudson?
4/13/2009 10:03:00 AMThe Suns Might Not Be That Good Any More...
4/8/2009 1:53:00 PMThe Wisdom of Crowds
4/7/2009 11:53:00 AMPaul Zimmerman Benefit
4/3/2009 6:16:00 PMThat's Progress
3/18/2009 6:52:00 AMDanilo Gallinari's European Vacation
3/16/2009 1:25:00 PMThe Small Man's Game
3/13/2009 7:40:00 AMNets' Move to Brooklyn Still a Possibility?
3/13/2009 7:14:00 AMReferee Efficiency Ratings and Fantasy Hoops
3/11/2009 4:22:00 AMApproach to A-Rod
3/9/2009 11:23:00 AMBetter Without Durant?
3/5/2009 10:36:00 AMFree Throws Under-Valued
3/5/2009 9:05:00 AMLet's Help Jasmina
3/4/2009 6:10:00 PMThe Downside to Having Andrea Bargnani as Your Center: Part III
3/4/2009 12:14:00 PMThe Only NBA Team of College Players
3/4/2009 11:32:00 AMRe-Writing the Traveling Rule
2/27/2009 9:26:00 AMEligibility for Single-League Drafts?
2/26/2009 11:19:00 AMThe Myth of Joe Dumars
2/5/2009 4:13:00 PMUpgrade All Your Sixers
2/5/2009 1:46:00 PMNelson Injury Could Mean Opportunity for Redick
2/4/2009 8:04:00 AMTop Scorers and the Knicks
1/22/2009 6:57:00 AMOpa, Stephon!
1/20/2009 6:27:00 AMWaiting Out a Slump
1/10/2009 6:34:00 AMFollowing Up on Miles vs. the Blazers
1/9/2009 9:00:00 AM74% of a National Title
1/9/2009 6:17:00 AMScrew up my salary cap, and I'll sue!
1/2/2009 8:23:00 AMCeltics Playing with Fire
1/2/2009 7:42:00 AMCall United Van Lines...
12/19/2008 4:24:00 PMInternational Arrivals
12/10/2008 11:27:00 AMWizards Trade a Bad Sign for Arenas Owners
12/4/2008 8:13:00 PMWorking the Wire: Deeper Picks
12/3/2008 10:13:00 AMGetting the Point
11/27/2008 6:32:00 AMWhat's Next for Marbury?
11/21/2008 4:36:00 PMMore Knicks Knotes
11/21/2008 1:31:00 PMKnicks/Warriors Trade

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Do Analytics Take the Fun Out of Sports?
Apparently that was the topic of one of the presentations at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston last week. The presenter, Yale's Edward Tufte, opined:

Don't let people tell you analytics are reductionist and take the joy out of sports. They mostly just take the stupidity out of sports.

Is he right?

RotoWire's AL LABR Squad
The 2014 AL LABR auction went down at the Arizona Republic offices in downtown Phoenix Saturday night. It's a 12-team, 5 x 5, AL-only league with 2 C, 1 1B, 1 2B. 1 3B, 1 SS, 1 CI, 1 MI, 5 OF, 1 U and 9 pitchers. Everyone has $260 to spend.
The Problem With Drafting Billy Hamilton
Billy Hamilton went for $28 in the NL LABR auction this past weekend. I discussed this with a fellow writer who participates in Tout Wars with me later this month and we discussed the problem with investing heavily into Hamilton.
Payne's Daily Fantasy Basketball Experiment
Let's see if I can make any money doing daily fantasy hoops.
My 12-Team NFBC RotoWire Online Championship Team
I drafted out of the 11-hole for the "Beat Chris Liss" league. I had done a fair amount of research on optimal roster construction from that slot, and I decided I'd go hitter in the first round, three pitchers in 2-4 and then hitting for the next 10 rounds or so before filling in with upside pitchers late. Of course, few battle plans survive the actual war. Here are the results:

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