Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Portland Trail Blazers

LaMarcus Aldridge

Aldridge had a surprising 2010-11 season. Let's see if he can build on it. (Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Depth chart:

PG: Raymond Felton, Armon Johnson, Nolan Smith, Patty Mills**

SG: Wesley Matthews, Brandon Roy, Elliot Williams, Jon Diebler

SF: Gerald Wallace, Nicolas Batum, Luke Babbitt

PF: LaMarcus Aldridge

C: Marcus Camby, Greg Oden**, Earl Barron, Chris Johnson

** restricted free agent

Relevant fantasy players and their projected draft positions/per-game stats:

- LaMarcus Aldridge, PF/C (Rd. 2): 50% FG, 78% FT, 20 Pts, 8.5 Reb, 2.2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO

- Gerald Wallace, SF/PF (Rd. 2): 50% FG, 75% FT, 1 Three, 17 Pts, 7.5 Reb, 2.5 Ast, 1.7 Stl, 0.7 Blk, 2.3 TO

- Raymond Felton, PG/SG (Rd. 5): 43% FG, 75% FT, 1.3 Threes, 12.5 Pts, 3.5 Reb, 7 Ast, 1.3 Stl, 2.7 TO

- Wesley Matthews, SG/SF (Rd. 6): 45% FG, 85% FT, 1.7 Threes, 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO

- Nicolas Batum, SG/SF (Rd. 6): 47% FG, 85% FT, 1.5 Threes, 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 1.5 Ast, 1 Stl, 0.5 Blk, 1 TO

- Marcus Camby, C (Rd. 12+): 40% FG, 60% FT, 3.5 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 1 Blk, 0.7 TO

Sleeper:

Babbitt

Most likely to surprise:

Felton

Most likely to disappoint:

Aldridge

Category specialists:

- Threes: Matthews, Batum

- Steals: Wallace

Things to consider:

- Roy‘s health (which should benefit from the lockout) and his effect on Matthews‘ value

- Camby‘s health and the consequences it has on the starting lineup (Batum starting at SF?)

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2010-11:

- Pts: 24th

- FGM: T-24th

- FGA: 19th

- FG%: 24th

- FT%: 3rd

- 3PTM: T-13th

- Reb: T-27th

- Ast: 16th

- TO: T-1st

- Stl: T-5th

- Blk: T-20th

- Pace: 30th

- Offensive Efficiency: 11th

- Defensive Efficiency: 14th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2011-12: B+

Bonus:

Marcus Camby’s magical “foul” on Steve Nash

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