Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Top 125 Overall Rankings for Fantasy Basketball by @hecmanhoops

1. Lebron James – The number one guy. What a bore.
Projections: 27.5 ppg/7.8 rpg/6.4 apg/.520/.772/1.8 spg/75 3s/65 blk/3.3 tov
2. Kevin Durant – 28 ppg. hecman drools. 86% FT at almost 8 attempts per game. hecman drools some more. 2 threes per game. hecman drools some more. Damn my shirt is all wet now. Fn Durant.
Projections: 28 ppg/7.8 rpg/3.2 apg/.495/.870/1.2 spg/150 3s/90 blk/3.3 tov
3. Chris Paul - Last year I had Derrick Rose ranked ahead of CP3. Why? Health reasons, of course. Duh!
Projections: 20 ppg/10 apg/4.2 rpg/.475/.860/90 3s/2.4 spg/8 blk/2.5 tov
4. Russell Westbrook – Russell fn Westbrook, my main man. Let me recap something very, very, very important about Russell fn Westbrook: 5 seasons in the NB fn A and never missed a game. 82s across the board and one 66! Hey hecman, why are you fn cursing so much? I don’t know, whoever it is who’s asking.
Projections: 23.5 ppg/6 apg/4.8 rpg/.445/.830/70 3s/1.7 spg/30 blk/3.5 tov
5. Kevin Love – Kevin Love! OMG, OMG, OMG! It’s Kevin Love! I want to make out with him … even with a broken hand!
Projections: 25.5 ppg/13 rpg/2 apg/.450/.820/.9 spg/140 3s/45 blk/2.2 tov
6. Dwyane Wade – Unless he’s hurt, you won’t be reading much about him during the season up in here at hecmanhoops. If you want to drool about him every night then head on over to Rotoworld, they’ll be happy to suck up to you with a little somethin’ somethin’.
Projections: 24 ppg/4.5 apg/5.5 rpg/.490/.775/1.7 spg/60 3s/80 blk/3 tov
7. Deron Williams – I’ll be honest, I’m really not a fan of the close cropped beard look. It’s just too manicured for my taste, looks kind of ridiculous if you ask me. I mean if I had to choose between a Deron Williams beard and a James Harden beard, I’m all in on Jimmy’s beard but that’s just me. I can barely grow a whisker though so what do I know?
Projections: 19.5 ppg/10.5 apg/4 rpg/.465/.810/75 3s/1.2 spg/12 blk/3.3 tov
8. Josh Smith – A little bit of points in my life, a little bit of blocks by my side, a little bit of steals is all I need, come on you know the song, a little bit of boards is what I see, a little bit of threes in the sun, a little bit of assists all night long. J Smoove No. 2! Sing it again if you’d like, it’s fun. Or feel free to sing Al Horford’s back and there’s gonna be trouble, hey la, hey la, Al Horford’s back! I’d expect ever so slight regression but it’s still all good (great!).
Projections: 17 ppg/9 rpg/3.5 apg/.460/.695/1.3 spg/35 3s/140 blk/2.5 tov
9. Kobe Bryant – Not sure if you knew this but Kobe is my favorite player in the NBA. I didn’t even mind when he got caught cheating on his wife. I’m just happy it wasn’t me he got caught with. As an aside, I know Kobe at 9 seems pretty high but when I look at his projections, I see number 9. Like Chanel.
Projections: 25 ppg/4.5 apg/5 rpg/.460/.825/1.3 spg/110 3s/12 blk/3 tov
10. Dwight Howard – If you like it then you better put a ring on it, if you like it then you better put a ring on it. Wha oh oh oh oh oh oh oh. There’s no truth to the rumor that’s what Dwight sang to Kobe Bryant. That would have been embarrassing. Feel free to knock him down or notch or three if you’re more comfy with the health that Al Jefferson and, um, Andrew Bynum (?) brings.
Projections: 19.5 ppg/13 rpg/1.5 apg/.580 FG/.580 FT/1.3 spg/0 3s/165 blk/2.5 tov
11. Al Jefferson – I’ve got a friend named Big Al, the only difference between him and Al Jefferson is he’s white and 5’5 but he does play center for the West Orange Yeshivas of the Short Man’s Jewish Basketball League. Led the league in blocks. True story. No, it’s not.
Projections: 19 ppg/9.5 rpg/2 apg/.495/.770/.8 spg/0 3s/130 blk/1.5 tov
12. Kyrie Irving – There was once a song from the 80′s called Kyrie by Mr. Mister. I hated that god damn song but I love Kyrie Irving. I best get me some Kyrie Irving on a few of my teams this year, y’all! You do the same.
Projections: 20.5 ppg/6.5 apg/4.2 rpg/.470/.870/105 3s/1.3 spg/25 blk/3.2 tov
13. Andrew Bynum - I don’t know what a Synvisc injection is but that’s what Bynum received on Monday for his knee. You scared? Huh, huh, are ya? Don’t be scared, little girl. Put the lotion in the basket! Nevermind.
Projections: 19.5 ppg/12 rpg/1.5 apg/.550/.685/.5 spg/0 3s/160 blk/2.5 tov
14. Ty Lawson – Here’s what I said last December when I ranked him 12th in my pre-season point guard rankings: This time next October (does that make sense?) Ty will be a top 10 point guard. If you’re in a keeper league, feel free to kick him up a notch. Yeeehaaawwwww.
Projections: 16.5 ppg/6.5 apg/3.6 rpg/.485/.820/90 3s/1.3 spg/10 blk/2.5 tov
15. Dirk Nowitzki – Dirk Diggler has a bum knee that may require arthroscopic surgery as of this writing so it’s possible he’ll have a slow November. Remind your fellow owners about this right before your draft/auction. Then pounce! You’re so sly.
Projections: 22.5 ppg/7 rpg/2.3 apg/.470/.890/.7 spg/85 3s/50 blk/2 tov
16. LaMarcus Aldridge – Two years ago he made his owner’s hearts go all aflutter. Last year his heart was literally a flutter. Ironic! Anyways, he makes my heart go aflutter. I heart LaMarcus. I could go on and on with heart jokes but I’ll spare you.
Projections: 21.5 ppg/8.3 rpg/2.1 apg/.505/.800/1 spg/0 3s/75 blk/2 tov
17. DeMarcus Cousins -  In 32 games before the All Star Break DeMarcus shot .439 FG on 14 attempts per. In 32 games after the All Star Break DeMarcus shot .459 on 17 attempts per. I won’t mention the free throw splits though. I’m trying to be positive!
Projections: 20.5 ppg/10.5 rpg/2.5 apg/.460/.700/1.5 spg/0 3s/99 blk/2.7 tov
18. Pau Gasol – Now that he’s playing with an absolute monster in the front court, circumstantial evidence and my keen detective skills say his numbers can’t help but to take a slight hit. If the stats don’t fit, you must, um, lower your expectations? I know, it doesn’t rhyme but you get my drift..
Projections: 17.5 ppg/9 rpg/3 apg/.530/.795/.6 spg/0 3s/110 blk/2.2 tov
19. Carmelo Anthony – Is it me or is Carmelo starting to be kind of under appreciated as a fantasy stud? Damn you, New York press! Swoop in there, man. Just make sure he’s not your best player.
Projections: 24 ppg/6.5 rpg/3 apg/.450/.825/1.1 spg/100 3s/45 blk/2.6 tov
20. Al Horford – Al-Ho vomited all over many a fantasy owner’s hopes and dreams last year. Whatcha gonna do? Draft him again! Wheeeeeeee.
Projections: 15 ppg/9.5 rpg/3 apg/.550/.785/.9 spg/0 3s/95 blk/1.7 tov
21. Rudy Gay – Remember what I said about not making Carmelo your best player? Sure you do. It goes double for Rudy. Great player but not best player material. Love him though, what’s not to love? Now give me an Hallelujah? Hallelujah. Rudy thanks you.
Projections:  19 ppg/6.3 rpg/2.8 apg/.460/.790/1.5 spg/80 3s/80 blk/2.5 tov
22. Monta Ellis – I’m actually pretty damn curious to see what his numbers end up like in Milwaukee. In 21 games after the deal, Monta averaged 36 mpg/17.6 ppg/5.9 apg/.432/.764/.6 3pm/1.4 spg/.3 bpg/2.6 tov. Numbers that clearly make you go, hmmm. Am I right or am I right? Trick question! I think he was just getting warmed up though.
Projections: 21 ppg/5.7 apg/3.5 rpg/.460/.790/2 spg/90 3s/20 blk/3 tov
23. David Lee – In my power forward rankings I originally had Lee one spot ahead of Pau Gasol and that was purely because he is white but then an astute reader pointed out to me that Pau is white also so I changed it. Foiled again!
Projections: 18.5 ppg/9 rpg/3.5 apg/.515/.790/1 spg/0 3s/35 blk/2.3 tov
24. Brandon Jennings – I refer you back to my Top 75 Overall post last December where I had Brandon ranked 40th overall, way higher than most of us other, um, experts. BJ didn’t let me down unlike other BJs can but I wouldn’t really know, I’m married.
Projections: 18.5 ppg/5.8 apg/3.5 rpg/.415/.810/140 3s/1.5 spg/25 blk/2.3 tov
25. Rajon Rondo – Here’s what I said last December about Rajon: “There’s no question that Rajon has some serious shortcomings despite what his mother may think. What, my boy don’t got no shortcomings! Yes, Mrs. Rondo, he does. No, he don’t! Yes, he does, Mrs. Rondo, how do you explain his horrible free throw percentage and lack of threes then? It’s the rim, the damn rim be moving all over the place. Oh.” Same thing, different year.
Projections: 12.5 ppg/11 apg/4.7 rpg/.470/.630/20 3s/2 spg/8 blk/3.3 tov
26. Blake Griffin - Points. Yay! Rebounds. Yay! Assists. Yay! FG. Yay! Steals. Ok! FT. Boo! Blocks. Meh. I count more yays than nays. Don’t be hatin’.
Projections: 22 ppg/11 rpg/3.3 apg/.520/.610/1 spg/0 3s/70 blk/2.5 tov
27. Goran Dragic – I don’t know why but whenever I say his name out loud I find myself sounding like Arnold Schwarzenegger. Try it, it’s fun.
Projections: 17 ppg/7 apg/3.3 rpg/.470/.840/150 3s/1.7 spg/10 blk/3.2 tov
28. Greg Monroe – The man can score the ball. The man can rebound the ball. The man can block the ball a bit but I’d like to see more. I’d also like him to get his shot attempts up from the 11.8 a year ago. If he doesn’t you’re not going to see a jump from the 15.4 points he averaged. In fact, he only averaged 10.4 FGA in 31 post all star break games. Insert sad face emoticon here. Shoot the damn bawl!, said Avery Johnson.
Projections: 16 ppg/10 rpg/2.5 apg/.520/.730/1.3 spg/0 3s/65 blk/2.4 tov
29. Stephen Curry – I’d love to throw Steph higher and if he stays healthy he could give you first round value but I wouldn’t count on it and I’m definitely not reaching for him. Do you feel lucky, punk? Do ya? As a third rounder or later, I’m cool. Oh, by the way, if you do gamble on Curry undoubtedly at some slight bargain, do yourself a favor and grab yourself some Jarrett Jack late. It’s called a handcuff. Duh!
Projections: 19 ppg/5.9 apg/4 rpg/.480/.910/150 3s/1.7 spg/20 blk/3.1 tov
30. Danny Granger – Quick, who is the most traded “superstar” in fantasy hoops? Trick question! Your astute detective skills probably guessed it’s Danny Boy and he’s not even Irish! Anyway, the reason? His FG sorely lacks so at some point owners look to move him along to improve there. If you own him and in January you decide to move him for this reason, you’re going to say, “Damn, hecman was right”. You’re welcome in advance.
Projections: 20.5 ppg/5.3 rpg/2.2 apg/.425/.850/1.1 spg/150 3s/65 blk/2.3 tov
31. Brook Lopez – If I had a nickel for every time I’ve read what a poor rebounder Brook is, I’d be a rich man. I’m not even exaggerating, I’d be a millionaire. Really, I’m serious. Anyways, don’t expect big boards (shocking!) but the points, percentages and blocks are a nice tradeoff and I’m sure he’s going to look fabulous in black!
Projections: 19 ppg/6.5 rpg/1.5 apg/.495/.790/.6 spy/0 3s/120 blk/2.2 tov
32. Marc Gasol – You know what I’ve come to like about Marc Gasol? Besides the fact he’s a tremendously handsome man, I mean. He plays games! 81 of 82 games two years ago. 65 of 66 last year. I like that. I hope he can do it again this year. He better!
Projections: 14 ppg/9 rpg/2.5 apg/.530/.740/.9 spg/0 3s/135 blk/2 tov
33. Marcin Gortat – He’s not even the best athlete in his family. That honor goes to his twin brother who is also named Marcin. I know, I know confusing! The other Marcin is a high jumper for the Polish National team. His father’s name is Martin and his sister’s name is Marion. None of this is true. What is true is Marcin is gooooood.
Projections: 15.5 ppg/10 rag/1 apg/.545/.670/.8 spg/0 3s/120 blk/2 tov
34. Joe Johnson – JJ’s gonna be rockin’ the Barclay’s Center this season with Jay Z in the house, y’all! He’s averaged 36.7 mpg for his career, he may exceed that this year. The Nyets want to win, damn it!
Projections: 18.5 ppg/4 apg/4 rpg/.450/.820/1 spg/135 3s/10 blk/2 tov
35. James Harden – Isn’t it ironic that there’s an award called the James Beard award? It’s true, really. It’s given to outstanding chefs. So what’s Jimmy Beard got cookin’ this season? Oh, lots of 3s, solid percents, nice boards, 3+ dimes, a steal here and there, solid point totals and the finest beard in sports. Let’s call it a bouillabaisse of fantasy hoops, shall we? Feel free to order it off the menu.
Projections: 16 ppg/3.5 apg/4 rpg/.475/.845/1 spg/145 3s/25 blk/2.2 tov1
36. Andre Iguodala – If Iggy continues to average only 10-11 heaves per game, you’re looking at continued mediocre points production (12ish). If he goes back to pre-2010 heave totals of 14ish per, you’re looking at 16ish ppg. I’m willing to bet he’s closer to the latter. That’s the second one for you SAT challenged readers.
Projections: 15 ppg/6 rpg/5.5 apg/.460/.720/1.5 spg/95 3s/40 blk/2.5 tov
37. Anthony Davis – Yeah, I know, I know but it’s my ranking, man. Go make your own damn ranking if you don’t like it! Number 37 is clearly optimistic but what kind of ranking would it be if I just conformed? I’m different, I’m unique, I’m special! That’s what my mother keeps telling me anyway. If I must explain myself, this ranking is based on his clear starting role, potential for solid point and board totals, solid FG, a steal per and off the charts block potential. You feel better? Feel free to drop him down to 5th round value if you’re feeling conservative. Wuss!
Projections: 15.5 ppg/10 rpg/.550/.700/1.2 spg/0 3s/200 blk/2.2 tov
38. Paul Millsap – Paul Millsap plays games. In reverse order starting from last year: 64 (of 66), 76, 82, 76, 82, 82. You want durable, you got it, son. The dude plays games. He’s also pretty darn good when he plays. Did I mention the dude plays every game and he’s good? Favors schmavors.
Projections: 17 ppg/8.5 rpg/2.5 rpg/.525/.785/1.3 spg/0 3s/75 blk/2 tov
39. Paul Pierce – You really can’t go wrong with Paul. He’s going to give you solid point totals, boards, assists, a steal a game, a bunch of 3s and he’ll even block the ball here and there and there, but not over there.
Projections: 18.5 ppg/5.2 rpg/4 apg/.460/.850/1.1 spg/115 3s/40 blk/2.5 tov
40. Serge Ibaka – If you value blocks and want to dominate the category, go ahead and bump him up. I wouldn’t begrudge you. I don’t even know you!
Projections: 10.5 ppg/8 rag/1 apg/.525/.750/.5 spg/0 3s/260 blk/1.5 tov
41. Ryan Anderson -I apologize to Mr. Anderson for ranking him like 165th overall last December. Silly me thought Glen Davis was the starting power forward for Orlando. Oops.
Projections: 16 ppg/7.5 rpg/1 apg/.430/.860/.8 spg/185 3s/33 blk/1.5 tov
42. Chris Bosh – There’s no getting around the fact that CB is third fiddle in Miami and barring injury to Lebron James (as if!) or Dwyane Wade that won’t change. What does this all mean? He’s capped! That said he’s still pretty darn good.
Projections: 18 ppg/8 rpg/2 apg/.495/.810/.9 spg/10 3s/50 blk/2.1 tov
43. Marcus Thornton – Why do I feel Marcus doesn’t get the respect he deserves. Is it because Byron Scott refused to play him in New Orleans? How did that work out for you, Byron? Huh, Byron? Can’t hear you, foo!
Projections: 18 ppg/2.5 apg/3.5 rpg/.440/.825/1.4 spg/150 3s/12 blk/2 tov
44. Amar’e Stoudemire – I was watching Sesame Street (no, really I was, that’s what I do for kicks) the other day and Amare and Carmelo Anthony were the special guests. They dunked Elmo! W T F, man? Poor Elmo. Anyways, I like him for a bounce back. He can only do better, right? Right.
Projections: 19 ppg/8.5 rpg/2.5 apg/.515/.785/.9 spg/3 3s/110 blk/2.7 tov
45. Roy Hibbert – Hibbs, that’s what his wife calls him. That’s the rumor anyway. As for his abilities on the court, I’d expect more of the same this year and next year, too!
Projections: 12.5 ppg/9 rpg/1.7 apg/.495/.730/.5 spg/0 3s/160 blk/2 tov
46. Steve Nash – He doesn’t steal, doesn’t shoot the 3 ball as much as he used to, goes to the line only 2.8 times per game over his career which somewhat tempers his FT% value, hasn’t averaged less than 3.3 turnovers a season since 03/04. Let’s see, anything else I can say bad about him? And for this they got rid of Ramon Sessions?? (You have to say it with an old Long Island Jewish lady’s accent, it’s funny, trust me). On the plus side, a smattering of points, FG%, FT% and oh those assists baby!
Projections: 13 ppg/10.5 apg/3 rpg/.495/.915/90 3s/.5 spg/6 blk/3.5 tov
47. John Wall – The Dougie let me down a bit last year but I’m still on board with my main man up in here. I honestly doubt he ever gets to elite with his poor FG and lack of threes but boss is solid. Or is it hoss? Take note of the blocks, said Dwyane Wade.
Projections: 17.5 ppg/8.2 apg/4.5 rpg/.420/.785/15 3s/1.9 spg/50 blk/3.6 tov
48. Luol Deng –   Last year, for the second year in a row, Luol averaged 39.1 mpg. That’s a lot of minutes to accumulate stats. It’s like a guy in baseball who gets 700 plate appearances, at some point just the sheer volume of at bats is going to lend to him having decent counting stats. Anyway, I don’t really see him coming off the floor and if his wrist is healed there’s no real reason why he shouldn’t improve on last year’s putrid .412 FG and below average (for him) 15.3 points per game average. Now can I get an Amen? Amen. Thank you.
Projections: 17 ppg/6.3 rpg/2.8/.455/.765/1 spg/110 3s/45 blk/1.9 tov
49. Nicolas Batum – When I think of Nic I get a warm fuzzy feeling inside. Not many guys are capable of averaging a steal, block and three per. Let’s see, Durant and Gay. Oh, and Batum! Not bad, man, not bad at all! Go go go.
Projections: 15.5 ppg/5.2 rpg/2 apg/.455/.835/1 spg/150 3s/80 blk/1.7 tov
50. Zach Randolph – Hey, nothing wrong with a 20ish/10ish type guy who gets around a steal per game with solid FG and non-killer FT. Zach, you may join my team anytime. Open invitation! Just don’t forget to bring your neck.
Projections: 20.5 ppg/10.5 rpg/2 apg/.490/.760/.9 spg/5 3s/25 blk/2 tov
51. Tyreke Evans – Will the real Tyreke Evans please stand up. I know you can’t see which Tyreke just stood up but I can and it’s the one closer to last year’s numbers than his phenomenal rookie season. Don’t be sad though, it’s not that bad.
Projections: 16.5 ppg/4.5 apg/5.0 rpg/.450/.770/45 3s/1.4 spg/40 blk/2.8 tov
52. Jrue Holiday – Jrue slayed me last year and not in a good way, brah. That said, With Andre Iguodala out of the way, I’m willing to give my boy a second chance. That’s just me, I’m nice like that.
Projections: 14 ppg/5 apg/3.5 rpg/.445/.790/90 3s/1.6 spg/23 blk/2.3 tov
53. Mike Conley – What the heck does Mike Conley do well? Well, according to his mother, everything. However, I submit to you that she’s biased and advise you not listen to her. In any event, regardless of what Mrs. Conley thinks, Mikey is solid yet unspectacular. Unless you look at his steals. His steals are pretty spectacular. Don’t be afraid to roll with Mikey, man. It’s all good.
Projections: 13.5 ppg/6.5 apg/3.2 rpg/.445/.815/80 3s/2 spg/15 blk/2.3 tov
54. Kyle Lowry – Feel free to kick Kyle up a round or so if you think Jose Calderon will get moved and/or Lowry plays a lot of two which will probably happen. Wouldn’t shock me at all if he ended up a top 30 or 40 overall ranked player, health permitting.
Projections: 15 ppg/6.5 apg/4.2 rpg/.425/.790/100 3s/1.3 spg/18 blk/2.5 tov
55. Paul George – An off guard who averaged less than 30 minutes a game (ok, 29.7 but still I’m technically right!) while still posting 5.6 boards, 1.6 steals, 1.3 threes and over 12 ppg makes me pretty damn excited. The proverbial arrow is pointing up, brah! Or is it metaphorical?
Projections: 13.5 ppg/3 apg/6 rpg/.445/.810/1.7 spg/115 3s/50 blk/1.8 tov
56. Tony Parker – Why do I get the impression that Tony Parker thinks his shit doesn’t stink? F’n French.
Projections: 17 ppg/6.8 apg/3 rpg/.485/.770/20 3s/.8 spg/7 blk/2.5 tov
57. Jeremy Lin – Don’t forget he put up most of his big stat lines in Mike D’Antoni’s point guard friendly offense. Oh, not familiar with that? Ask Raymond Felton. Anyway, I’d be a bit surprised if he ends the year higher than this ranking so I guess you can say I’m being a bit generous here. He should be solid though if he’s healthy but in TOV leagues, watch out. By the way, I know you’ve been waiting for it since last April so this one is for you: Death once had a near-Jeremy Lin experience.
Projections: 15 ppg/7 apg/3.5 rpg/.435/.840/75 3s/1.4 spg/5 blk/4 tov
58. Gerald Wallace – What concerns me slightly is the sheer talent on Brooklyn with Deron WilliamsJoe Johnson and Brook Lopez all looking to score the ball. That said, Gerald should mostly keeping doing what he do. Ebonics!
Projections: 13 ppg/6.7 rpg/2.7 apg/.465/.780/1.5 spg/80 3s/75 blk/2 tov >>>> a bit tough to predict the ppg, not gonna lie
59. Danilo Gallinari – The Rooster (gallo in Italian!) may slide slightly down draft boards due to his poor season last year but don’t forget before injury disaster struck Gallo was having a breakout season averaging 17.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.2 spg and 1.4 threes per before the All Star Break. Pounce like a cat on the Rooster! Ugh >>>> lame.
Projections: 16.5 ppg/5 rpg/2.5 apg/.430/.87o/1 spg/130 3s/40 blk/1.7 tov
60. Kevin Garnett – You want slow and steady wins the race, here ya go, Mr. Tortoise.
Projections: 15.5 ppg/8 rpg/2.8 apg/.505/.815/1 spg/0 3s/75 blk/2 tov
61. Ersan Ilyasova - I don’t know how many times I said, “holy $%@#” last season when I saw some of Ersan’s lines. I mean, like, 20/16, 20/12/, 19/15, 17/17 type lines routinely in March and April. With 30+ minutes per you’re looking at a very solid middle round option. Yes, I used “like” where I wasn’t supposed to. Sue me.
Projections: 14.5 ppg/9 rpg/1.5 apg/.500/.790/.7 spg/80 3s/50 blk/1.5 tov
62. Arron Afflalo – Can I just say that players in the NBA have some strange name spellings. Shouldn’t Arron be Aaron? What the hell is an Afflalo? Why does DeMar DeRozan have four capital letters in his name, he only has two names! Anyways, you’re not going to get many steals but I’ll happily trade that shortcoming for his solid percents while tossing in around 1.4 threes per. You should consider doing the same. I’m here for you, man.
Projections: 16.5 ppg/2.8 apg/3.5 rpg/.470/.810/.6 spg/120 3s/30 blk/1.5 tov
63 Lou Williams – Looking good, Louis! Feeling good, Billy Ray! Oh, I loved Trading Places but I think I love Louis more this year.
Projections: 16 ppg/4 apg/3 rpg/.420/.810/1 spg/105 3s/20 blk/1.5 tov
64. Manu Ginobili –  At only 27.9 mpg for his entire career, Manu is one of the most efficient fantasy players in the NBA. He’s also efficient in bed, said his angry wife. Anyhoo, let’s throw out last year’s injury plagued season and figure he’ll get back close to 2010-11 levels, not quite all the way back but good enough.
Projections: 16.5 ppg/4.5 apg/3.8 rpg/.450/.870/1.4 spg/125 3s/25 blk/2 tov
65. Andrea Bargnani – He’s sooo European with these soft numbers. With apologies to, um, no one! If you think he’ll stay healthy, kick him up a round. I’m reasonable like that.
Projections: 20 ppg/5.5 rpg/2 apg/.450/.835/.6 spg/100 3s/65 blk/2.3 tov
66. Andrew Bogut – I don’t know man, I just don’t know. The last time Golden State had a traditional, post up, white center, the guy shot 7% from the free throw line. No really, it’s true, look it up! Anyhoo, here are Bogus’s games played the last 6 seasons starting with last year: 12, 65, 69, 33, 78 (anomoly!), 66.  I probably won’t own him for the price he’ll cost, can’t risk it! If you think he’ll stay healthy, kick him up a round. Like Bargnani!
Projections: 13.5 ppg/10.5 rpg/2.2 apg/.510/.610/.8 spg/0 3s/155 blk/2 tov
67. Joakim Noah – I don’t see his offensive game progressing much especially with a scoring forward like Carlos Boozer playing alongside him but he’s plenty solid for the minimum stuff you want/need/prefer/hope from your center. Just don’t watch him shoot a free throw, it aint pretty.
Projections: 10.5 ppg/10.4 rpg/2.2 apg/.515/.745/.7 spg/0 3s/115 blk/1.8 tov
68. Maurice Williams – Did you know Maurice is only 29 years old? That shocked the crap out of me for whatever reason. Anyhoo, as Mr. T once said, “Gotta lotta Mo”. Then he punched Rocky in the face repeatedly until Rocky was K.O.d. You know how hard it is to knock out Rocky? Ivan Drago couldn’t even do it and he was on steroids! Anyway, I wonder if Mo will wear those short shorts that John Stockton used to wear. That would be funny.
Projections: 15.2 ppg/5.5 apg/3 rpg/.435/.870/140 3s/1 spg/10 blk/3 tov
69. Damian Lillard – In the summer league dude averaged 26.5 ppg, 5.3 apg and 4 rpg. He also went to Weber State and I still have no idea where that is. What more do you want me to say? His last name reminds me of lizard? Go get ‘em!
Projections:  16.5 ppg/5.3 apg/4 rpg/.415/.850/100 3s/1 spg/10 blk/3.3 tov
70. Gordon Hayward - Gordon broke out second half last season averaging around 14 ppg, 4 rpg, 3 apg, over a three per and solid, solid percents. Oh, he also tossed in half a block per and almost a steal a game. If you can’t land any of the small fowards ranked ahead of him, don’t fret, Hayward is your Huckleberry, so says Doc Holliday.
Projections: 14.5 ppg/4.3 rpg/3,2 apg/.475/.845/.9 spg/90 3s/50 blk/2 tov ->>> I’m a fan, what can I say?
71. Chris Kaman – He really surprised the heck out of me last year with a nice bounce back season. Can he continue it in Dallas? What say you, Magic 8 Ball? Meh, he’ll be decent. Since when is “Meh” an option, Magic 8 Ball? Same day I got my iPhone 5 and started texting. Oh.
Projections: 13 ppg/7.8 rpg/2 apg/.480/.755/.5 spg/0 3s/120 blk/2.7 tov
72. Nene Hilario – Meu amigo! Did you know “nene” in Portuguese means baby? It’s true. Ironic, isn’t it? Here in the US of A it’s like calling a bouncer “Tiny”. Really, it’s not that original. Oh, and it’s not “nay-nay”, it’s “ne-nay”, please stop mispronouncing it. It’s embarrassing.
Projections: 14.5 ppg/7.6 rpg/2 apg/.560/.680/1.2 spg/0 3s/80 blk/2 tov
73. Kevin Martin – Did he screw you last year? Do you have a bad taste in your mouth about Kev-Mart? Well, wash that taste right out of your mouth, gargle or something. I use Listerine, I like the burn or I get it in my head that the germs didn’t die. Anyone else feel this way or is it just me?
Projections: 18.5 ppg/2.5 apg/3 rpg/.435/.875/1 spg/150 3s/10 blk/2.5 tov
74. Klay Thompson – Many of you made the playoffs or finished in the money last season because of shrewd pick ups like Klay Thompson and Gordon Hayward before anyone else saw their explosions coming. I hope you listened last year. If you did, congrats! Now pay for Klay this year. Go ahead, don’t be shy, go on now.
Projections: 16.5 ppg/3 apg/3.2 rpg/.440/.880/1.1 spg/130 3s/30 blk/2.2 tov
75. Tim Duncan - One of these years Timmy is going to fall off a cliff but it won’t be this year. I suppose Eddy Curry could mistake him for a ham sandwich but I hope not …
Projections: 15 ppg/8.8 rpg/2.3 apg/.500/.700/.7 spg/0 3s/115 blk/1.7 tov
101. Ricky Rubio – I’m as big a fan as anyone but his FG% still lacks severely and he’ll likely be eased back into the lineup in December. Hopefully, he’ll be back up to speed by the turn of the year though! You’re so handsome, Ricky.
Projections: 11 ppg/8.5 apg/4 rpg/.385/.810/1.9 spg/.7 3pm/.2 bpg/3.2 tov
102. Jared Dudley – Good peoples of fantasy hoops land, I submit to you the forgotten shooting guard in Phoenix who disappointed last year. His name is Jared Dudley, not to be confused with Chris Dudley, he of the underhanded free throw which was really embarrassing. Jared was a sleeper heading into last year but he disappointed. Sniff. Can you say post-sleeper sleeper? Wheeeeeee.
Projections: 14.5 ppg/2 apg/4.5 rpg/.480/.770/1 spg/120 3s/30 blk/1.5 tov
103. Greivis Vasquez - My Greivis is not with Vasquez! As long as Austin Rivers doesn’t cut into his time, I mean. Anyway, I give him this ranking counting on Eric Gordon getting hurt. If that happens, GV will probably see combo minutes, too. Right? We are so clever. If you don’t think I’m so clever, feel free to drop him down below Darren Collison and George Hill. Your call.
Projections: 11.5 ppg/6.5 apg/2.5 rpg/.435/.825/1 spg/75 3s/5 blk/3 tov
104. George Hill – Coach likes him running the point as the starter. I like him running the point as the starter. You like him running the point as the starter. Now let’s all scream for ice cream! Fine, that made no sense but whatever. Anyway, he’s worth a bit more in tov leagues. D.J. Augustin aint (isn’t!) bad though so that concerns me a bit. Just sayin’ (saying!).
Projections: 12 ppg/5 apg/3.5 rpg/.440/.780/.9 spg/90 3s/25 blk/1.8 tov
105. Darren Collison – Darren Collison is about as exciting as paint drying on the wall. Dude is still living off his two month run when he filled in for Chris Paul in 2009. He’s useful though! Kind of …
Projections:  10.5  ppg/4.5 apg/3 rpg/.450/.845/55 3s/1 spg/10 blk/2.5 tov
106. Derrick Favors - I’m not going to lie, I’m not the biggest fan of Flava Favors but I see other, um, experts love him. He’s improving from year to year but the problem is he’s got two studs playing alongside him (ahead of him!) in Utah’s front court. I don’t know, maybe I’m missing something. Maybe I’m not! He’ll be useful though and if Paul Millsap or Al Jefferson ever go down, watch out!
Projections: 10.5 ppg/8 rpg/1 apg/.500/.680/1 spg/0 3s/105 blk/1.8 tov
107. Tristan Thompson - I like the upside that he brings. Boards and blocks, oh, and minutes to be had on a bad team. What more do you want? If you’re scared, draft David West here instead, I’ll pray for you.
Projections: 11.5 ppg/8 rpg/1 apg/.455/.622/.6 spg/0 3s/90 blk/2 tov
108. Hedo Turkoglu - I know I have him a bit higher than you might find elsewhere but here’s the deal: Dwight Howard. Gone. Ryan Anderson. Gone!  Shots. Available! I’d expect useful, yet unspectacular, numbers out of him. Um, yay?
Projections: 11.5 ppg/4.5 rpg/4.2 apt/.425/.725/.8 spg/125 3s/35 blk/2.1 tov
109. Thaddeus Young - Thaddeus is a versatile man. He can play a little bit everywhere so he should see minutes as usual. He’s not going to knock your socks off or anything like that but slow and steady at the end of the draft could win you the race. Or it may not. Psyche!
Projections: 13 ppg/5.2 rpg/1.3 apg/.500/.755/1 spg/0 3s/40 blk/1.5 tov
110. David West – West fell off a cliff last year and crushed the hopes and dreams of many a fantasy owner. I don’t know if he will  regress from 12.8 ppg/6.6 rpg but I don’t see much progression either. Sigh. On the plus side, he’s filthy rich!
Projections: 13 ppg/6.5 rpg/2 apg/.500/.825/.8 spg/0 3s/50 blk/2 tov
111. Gerald Henderson – Gerald is hard-nosed! Don’t you love how players get reputations for no real reason. The black guy is athletic. The white guy is hardworking and crafty. The Asian guy will out-think you. Anyway, feel free to bump G-Hen down a notch or two for a 3 point specialist if you’re in need late.
Projections: 15 ppg/2.4 apg/4 rpg/.455/.770/.9 spg/20 3s/30 blk/1.9 tov
112. Trevor Ariza – Everyone knows that Trevor is well known for his three point shooting ability. There’s only one problem though. Last year he hardly hit any of them! Here’s the thing, if you draft a guy who hasn’t had a FG% over .412 since the 2009 season, at least make sure you get some threes out of him. Am I right or am I right? Rhetorical! If you’re real desperate for steals, a smattering of boards, a few assists late in your draft or auction then Trevor is your man. Just move him along quick quick if he gets off to a hot start. Your percents will thank you.
Projections: 10.7 ppg/5.2 rpg/2.8 apg/.400/.700/1.6 spg/70 3s/40 blk/2 tov
113. J.R. Smith – For now, it appears he’ll be coming off the bench but will do what he do in 27ish mpg anyway. It’s raining threes, hallelujah!
Projections: 12.5 ppg/2.5 apg/3.8 rpg/.420/.730/1.3 spg/130 3s/15 blk/1.3 tov
114. DeMar DeRozan - Outside of points you’re looking at pretty much an empty line night in and night out. I’ve never been a huge fan and I’m not sure we’ll see any improvement with Toronto’s depth at SG and SF. Unless you’re desperate for points, it would behoove you to tread carefully here. You’ve been behooved!
Projections: 16 ppg/3.1 rpg/2 apg/.455/.810/.8 spg/30 3s/30 blk/2 tov
115. Harrison Barnes - My Magic 8 Ball, who moonlights as a crystal ball in Manhattan on weekends, sees a bit of a slow start for Harrison but, much like Klay Thompson last year, a fantasy bonanza could be in the offing after a month or three. Grab him late but temper expectations for November and December. You feel me, son? Feel free to grab one of the old guys below him if you’re feeling conservative. Wuss.
Projections: 13 ppg/4.5 rpg/2 apg/.425/.740/1.1 spg/90 3s/25 blk/2.5 tov >>> Rough educated estimate
116. Luke Ridnour - Health permitting he should get most of the run at the point until Ricky Rubio comes back and when Brandon Roy, inevitably, gets hurt he’ll see some combo minutes. You could do worse!
Projections: 11.5 ppg/4.5 apg/2.5 rpg/.440/.870/1.1 spg/75 3s/20 blk/1.8 tov
117. O.J. Mayo – New life in Dallas but Roddy Beaubouis, or Boobwah if want to get all French about it, looms. Delonte West looms. I don’t know, I like him though, he seems like a nice man.
Projections: 13.5 ppg/2.5 apg/3 rpg/.425/.785/1.2 spg/115 3s/25 blk/2 tov
118. Mike Dunleavy - Young Tobias Harris is the only thing standing in the way of Dunleavy and solid minutes at the small forward position for Milwaukee. That said, I like his chances to be a decent late round grab given his situation. To get you all pumped up I checked out what he did as a starter last year. Here you go: 30 mpg/10.3 ppg/4.3 rpg/4 apg/.320 FG (anomaly!)/.769 FT/1 spg/1.7 3pm. But hecman, he only started 3 games last year. Fine, but now you’re just nitpicking!
Projections: 12.5 ppg/3.5 rpg/2.5 apg/.460/.810/.5 spg/120 3s/10 blk/1.2 tov
119.  Jason Richardson – There’s Q-Rich, there’s J-Rich, there’s Pooh Rich. I just say they are all rich. Count on mid to high 20s mpg for J-Rich and solid threes but not much more. Sniff.
Projections: 11.5 ppg/2 apg/3.5 rpg/.435/.730/1 spg/130 3s/30 blk/1.5 tov
120. Omer Asik – Wanna know what’s funny about Omer Asik this year? He’s the guy that every expert hypes so much as a sleeper that he ends up being over drafted. Don’t be that guy! That said, he’s a nice sleeper this year. Doh!
Projections: 7.5 ppg/9 rpg/1.5 apg/.480 FG/.500 FT/1.2 spg/0 3s/130 blk/1.5 tov >>>>> semi-educated guess!
121. Evan Turner – Other, um, experts, have young Evan much higher but I’m hesitant, man. You’ve got Dorrell Wright, you’ve got Thad Young who can slide to the 3, you’ve got Nick Young and Jason Richardson who could play together with Jrue Holiday if the Sixers decide to go small at times. I don’t know, man. It seems a bit crowded. Consistency may be an issue. Prove me wrong, Evan!
Projections: 12 ppg/6 rpg/2.8 apg/.440/.720/.8 spg/20 3s/50 blk/1.8 tov
122. Jordan Crawford – Once John Wall comes back around Thanksgiving, he’ll be fighting for minutes with Bradley Beal but, for now, I’ll go ahead and give the nod to the experienced player. Don’t forget, JC is still only 23. Keep an eye on this one though, y’all.
Projections: 14.5 ppg/3 apg/2.5 rpg/.410/.800/1.spg/100 3s/8 blk/2.2 tov
123. Dion Walters – Looks like he may have won the starting shooting guard job. I like him a bit even though I’ve never met him.
Projections: 11 ppg/3.1 rpg/3 apg/.390/.770/.8 spg/45 3s/10 blk/2 tov >>>> Hard to say, man, hard to say.
124. Tony Allen – Tony, Tony, Tony has done it again! Done what, you ask? Why he stole the ball, of course. He’s not your prototypical two guard because he hits virtually no threes but as an end game option you could definitely do worse. Just ask MarShon Brooks.
Projections: 10 ppg/1.5 apg/4 rpg/.475/.780/1.8 spg/15 3s/40 blk/1.8 tov
125. Jonas Valanciunas – Andrea Bargnani and Valanciunas defending on the same team. Sounds like chop liver to me but what do I know? Anyway, I like this kid, keep your eye on him. Just one eye is sufficient. Use the other eye to read that Playboy magazine if you’d like. Whatever floats your boat.
Projections: 9 ppg/6 rpg/2 apg/.500/.800/.5 spg/0 3s/80 blk/2.0 tov >>>> Hard to predict, man, hard to predict.

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