Chain gang will be periodic updates highlighting some helpful links. These will lead you to other solid fantasy basketball resources, mostly blogs. This is the inaugural edition and hopefully you’ll find each of these helpful as you prepare for the upcoming fantasy season. Cheers!
- Erik at Points in the Paint has posted a sober perspective on the whole Allen Iverson ordeal, Jalen Rose video included. I agree with his three main points: AI would have better fantasy value in Charlotte than in Memphis, his last season shouldn’t completely obliterate his value in the eyes of fantasy owners and in-depth analysis on his fantasy value this year must be put on hold until he actually lands somewhere. “He is capable of still be an offensive boon to any fantasy team at this stage, plus he should be able to chip-in steals, assists, threes, and FT% to boot,” Erik projects.
- Craver at Fantasy Basket Blog recently posted the Fantasy Top 100 for the upcoming season according to him and two other colleagues. Obviously, we have some differences in opinion, but it’s helpful to look at as many rankings as you can as you prepare for your drafts. In this particular list, Kobe Bryant is ranked ahead of Kevin Durant, which leads us to our next link…
- Ted Carlson and Cory Elfrink at Hotbox Sports debate who should be picked after the near-unanimous top triumvirate of Chris Paul, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade: Kobe Bryant or Kevin Durant. In our Round 1 draft rankings, we placed Durant ahead of Bryant, but Carlson and Elfrink have a healthy debate going on here. Check it out and tell us what you think.
- Last but not least, Give Me The Rock is promoting the “Four Fingers of Fantasy – Draft Guide 2009.” It’s a comprehensive draft guide that was generated by some smart men at Give Me The Rock, Barkley’s Mouth, Points in the Paint and Waiting for Next Year. It’s $7.99 and appears to be filled with sexy content. Help them help you.