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The Top 150 Fantasy Basketball Players for 2011-12

by on Jul.13, 2011, under Rankings

Fantasy Basketball Inception

In "2011-12" we might witness fantasy basketball in its truest form.

The NBA lockout has been about as horrifying as sitting in between two of your friends who spontaneously decide to make out with each other in public. Of course, if those two friends were the NBA Players Association and the NBA owners, maybe it wouldn’t be so bad.

Before you start thinking too much about James Dolan getting intimate with Derek Fisher, let’s move on to the point of this post.

Fantasy basketball is, thankfully, immune to such silly things as lockouts. But what the NBA lockout does mean is that any projections made for what we call “2011-12″ are made for a season that might not happen. In other words, we’re making forecasts about fantasy basketball for a season that might not even exist — a season that may be, in fact, a fantasy.

A fantasy within a fantasy — fantasy basketball in the truest sense.

Without further ado, here are my early rankings for the top 150 fantasy basketball players in “2011-12.”

Below is a preview of the top 50 players (assuming H2H, nine categories). For the full list, go here. The link to the rankings is available at the top of this website, and the rankings will, of course, be updated every now and then.

Rank

Player

Position

1

Kevin Durant

SF

2

Lebron James

SF

3

Chris Paul

PG

4

Kevin Love

PF/C

5

Dwyane Wade

PG/SG

6

Derrick Rose

PG

7

Pau Gasol

PF/C

8

Deron Williams

PG

9

Stephen Curry

PG

10

Al Jefferson

PF/C

11

Carmelo Anthony

SF

12

Dirk Nowitzki

PF

13

Dwight Howard

C

14

LaMarcus Aldridge

PF/C

15

Al Horford

PF/C

16

Monta Ellis

PG/SG

17

Gerald Wallace

SF/PF

18

Russell Westbrook

PG

19

Amare Stoudemire

PF/C

20

Rajon Rondo

PG

21

Eric Gordon

SG

22

Dorell Wright

SG/SF

23

Blake Griffin

PF

24

Serge Ibaka

C

25

David Lee

PF/C

26

Kobe Bryant

SG

27

Josh Smith

PF

28

Rudy Gay

SF/PF

29

Kyle Lowry

PG

30

Zach Randolph

PF/C

31

Danny Granger

SF/PF

32

Kevin Martin

SG

33

Brook Lopez

C

34

Manu Ginobili

SG

35

Nene

PF/C

36

Paul Millsap

PF

37

Paul Pierce

SG/SF

38

Jrue Holiday

PG

39

Greg Monroe

PF/C

40

Joakim Noah

PF/C

41

John Wall

PG

42

Chauncey Billups

PG

43

Channing Frye

PF/C

44

Marc Gasol

C

45

Marcin Gortat

C

46

Elton Brand

PF/C

47

Ty Lawson

PG

48

Kevin Garnett

PF

49

James Harden

SG

50

Raymond Felton

PG/SG

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