Team analysis

Fantasy Basketball Team Preview: 2012-13 Atlanta Hawks

by on Sep.07, 2012, under Team analysis

Josh Smith

It’s Josh Smith’s time to shine for Atlanta this season, so long as he can keep himself from jacking up terrible shots. (Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Depth chart:

PG: Jeff Teague Devin Harris
SG: Anthony Morrow Lou Williams John Jenkins
SF: Josh Smith Kyle Korver DeShawn Stevenson
PF: Al Horford Ivan Johnson Mike Scott
C: Zaza Pachulia Jordan Williams Johan Petro

Relevant fantasy players and their projected draft round (PDR) and per-game stats:

Name: Position: PDR: FG%: FT%: 3PTM: Pts: Reb: Ast: Stl: Blk: TO:
Josh Smith SF/PF 2 44% 65% 0.5 21.0 9.0 3.7 1.5 1.7 2.8
Al Horford C/PF 2 55% 75% - 15.0 9.5 2.3 0.8 1.5 1.5
Jeff Teague PG 5 46% 80% 1.0 14.0 2.5 5.5 1.7 0.5 2.5
Lou Williams PG/SG 8 40% 80% 1.5 17.0 2.0 3.0 0.7 0.2 1.7
Devin Harris PG 10 42% 80% 0.8 8.5 1.5 3.5 0.6 0.1 1.5
Anthony Morrow SG/SF 11+ 45% 90% 1.5 9.0 1.7 0.7 0.5 0.1 1.0

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Roundup: 2011-12 Fantasy Basketball Team Previews

by on Oct.27, 2011, under Other, Team analysis

Karl Malone

Special delivery.

In case you haven’t noticed, yesterday we finished our previews/analyses of each NBA team for what I’m tentatively referring to “2011-12.” I suppose celebrating this accomplishment is akin to hitting a technical free throw and low-fiving imaginary teammates.

Though I’ll spare you the confetti and balloons, I do want to offer this: a simple list of all 30 fantasy basketball team previews. You can also access it atop the website, no matter what page you’re on.

Here’s what’s included in every team preview:

  • depth chart (free agents and players locked into overseas contracts are noted)
  • list of relevant fantasy players with projected per-game stats
  • sleeper
  • player most likely to surprise
  • player most likely to disappoint
  • category specialists
  • things to consider
  • the team’s statistical ranks in 2010-11
  • fantasy-friendliness grade
  • fun bonus video

Now I’ll be working on updating those rankings.

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Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Washington Wizards

by on Oct.26, 2011, under Team analysis

John Wall

If Wall's supposedly improved shot makes its way onto NBA courts, his fantasy value will surge. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

Depth chart:
PG: John Wall, Shelvin Mack, Mustafa Shakur*
SG: Nick Young**, Jordan Crawford, Othyus Jeffers**
SF: Rashard Lewis, Jan Vesely, Chris Singleton, Josh Howard*, Larry Owens**, Maurice Evans*
PF: Andray Blatche, Trevor Booker, Yi Jianlian*
C: JaVale McGee, Kevin Seraphin, Hamady N’diaye**

* unrestricted free agent
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Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Utah Jazz

by on Oct.25, 2011, under Team analysis

Derrick Favors

Favors is stuck in an unfavorable frontcourt -- for now. (Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Depth chart:
PG: Devin Harris, Earl Watson*, Ronnie Price*
SG: Gordon Hayward, Alec Burks, Raja Bell
SF: C.J. Miles, Andrei Kirilenko*
PF: Paul Millsap, Derrick Favors, Jeremy Evans
C: Al Jefferson, Enes Kanter, Mehmet Okur, Kyrylo Fesenko*, Francisco Elson*

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Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Toronto Raptors

by on Oct.24, 2011, under Team analysis

DeMar DeRozan

DeRozan has a shot at returning some solid fantasy value next season -- if his three-point shooting has actually improved. (Flickr/GAMEFACE-PHOTOS)

Depth chart:
PG: Jose Calderon, Jerryd Bayless
SG: DeMar DeRozan, Leandro Barbosa, Sonny Weems**
SF: James Johnson, Linas Kleiza, Julian Wright*
PF: Amir Johnson, Ed Davis, Joey Dorsey*, Reggie Evans*
C: Andrea Bargnani, Solomon Alabi, Alexis Ajinca*

* unrestricted free agent
** restricted free agent
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