FBA: Up-tempo Offenses

Originally Published: November 7, 2005
By Jason Langendorf | Scouts Inc
Up-tempo basketball usually sounds like a good idea to almost everyone except NBA coaches, but it doesn't always work so well on the floor -- or even in fantasy play.

In general, the benefits of a team that pushes the pace far outweigh the negatives for fantasy owners -- more so than for NBA teams that have to worry about things like defense, depth and preparing for a rugged playoff series. But even us wanna-be GMs have to take some bad with the good -- and in some cases too much bad -- from a player on a squad that was born to run.

Jason Langendorf is the boxing editor for ESPN.com.