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TSN: NBA fantasy top 100

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by ChargerRay, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. ChargerRay

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    RANKINGS: Based on a standard 12-team league with four starting forwards, four guards, two centers and two bench spots per roster. The scoring categories considered most heavily are points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks.

    KEY: + (rising), - (falling), S (sleeper), R (rookie)

    There are plenty of reasons to give fantasy basketball a try. First, you'll get to know the players' strengths and weaknesses better. Also, fantasy hoops can be the perfect hobby to brighten cold winter months. But to be a winner, you must be prepared for your draft. Ranking the players can be tricky, especially because leagues use so many different scoring systems. But don't worry; we've done some of the legwork for you with our top 100 rankings. Use them as the foundation for your draft preparation and you'll be sure to have a good season.

    1-25: everyone's a winner

    1. LeBron James, G/F, Cavaliers +
    The way James played in his second season, they should have given him a fleet of Hummers back in high school. He's worth at least that much to fantasy owners who love that he plays hard, plays a lot (a league-leading 3,388 minutes) and fills up a stat sheet.
    Bottom line: James is a can't-miss fantasy MVP with the highest possible keeper-league value.
    Projected stats: 28.3 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 7.8 apg

    2. Dirk Nowitzki, F/C, Mavericks
    Unlike the Skipper on Gilligan's Island, Nowitzki didn't miss his little buddy, Steve Nash, last season -- at least not in the box score. Dirk averaged career highs in points, assists and blocks and attempted a career-high 708 free throws. The trips to the line are a testament to an increasingly productive post game.
    Bottom line: He dominates in several fantasy categories and does it while qualifying at two positions.
    Projected stats: 26.0 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 3.0 apg

    3. Kevin Garnett, F, Timberwolves
    Darn that Latrell Sprewell. After making it to the Western Conference finals two years ago, the Timberwolves suffered through a miserable 2004-05 season thanks in part to internal discord. Garnett stayed out of the fray and continued to post consistently good numbers, which is why he's a fantasy stud.
    Bottom line: Amare Stoudemire is a flashier choice, but take Garnett, who has a more advanced game and gets his numbers no matter what.
    Projected stats: 23.5 ppg, 13.0 rpg, 1.7 bpg

    4. Tim Duncan, F/C, Spurs
    Duncan is as dull as a gray sky, but whenever he puts another bank shot in the bucket, fantasy owners light up like a rainbow. Duncan has been Mr. Consistency among fantasy frontcourt players, always hovering around 21 points and 12 rebounds per game. His only problem of late: He has missed an average of 15 starts the past two seasons because of injuries.
    Bottom line: He could be the MVP of your league, but the injury problems drop him to No. 4.
    Projected stats: 21.0 ppg, 11.5 rpg, 2.5 bpg

    5. Kobe Bryant, G, Lakers
    Phil is back in town. That may be good news for the Lakers, but fantasy owners are wondering how long it will take before Jackson grumbles about Bryant's selfish play. Hey, we like the selfish play because it means Bryant is looking to score. Still, there is something to be said for discipline; Bryant took care of the ball better under Jackson.
    Bottom line: Bryant has been a health risk the past two seasons, but it would be a risk to allow him to slip past you.
    Projected stats: 26.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.5 apg

    6. Shawn Marion, F, Suns
    Marion does a bunch of things well despite having one of the most unorthodox jump shots in the game. There seems to be no end to the energy and ability of this run-and-gun Sun. Like Amare Stoudemire, Marion meshes well in an uptempo game with Steve Nash.
    Bottom line: Marion is fantasy's version of a Vegas buffet -- treat yourself to a lot of everything just because you can.
    Projected stats: 20.0 ppg, 11.5 rpg, 2.0 apg

    7. Tracy McGrady, G, Rockets
    As expected, McGrady's scoring dropped last season after he moved to a team where he wasn't the sole option. But his other numbers were better, including a career-high 1.7 steals and 78 starts. That McGrady avoided serious injury probably was the best news to fantasy owners. Back problems, among other maladies, plagued him in Orlando.
    Bottom line: McGrady is an all-around stud, but he falls in line behind Bryant among guards.
    Projected stats: 24.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 6.0 apg

    8. Dwyane Wade, G, Heat +
    Wade's numbers exploded with the addition of Shaquille O'Neal last season. Opposing defenses like to concentrate on Shaq, but the Heat's offense starts with Wade. He is relentless in his quest to get to the rim, as shown by his free throw attempts (762, fourth-best in the league). The only concern is that he might get hurt going hard to the basket.
    Bottom line: He has become an elite player who is especially valuable in keeper leagues.
    Projected stats: 25.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 7.0 apg

    9. Jason Kidd, G, Nets
    The Nets' loss of talent contributed to Kidd's lower than usual assist numbers last season, but New Jersey's roster looks better now. Expect Kidd's assists to come back, and he'll also provide excellent production in rebounds and steals.
    Bottom line: Speaking of rebounds and steals, Kidd will bounce back and could be a steal if other fantasy owners suddenly are afraid to draft him.
    Projected stats: 15.0 ppg, 9.0 apg, 2.0 spg

    10. Steve Nash, G, Suns
    The Suns' fast-break style always starts with Nash, but unlike when he was in Dallas, he now has big men who can finish on the run. Don't let the flowing hairstyle fool you; Nash is relentless.
    Bottom line: The Suns have lost Quentin Richardson and Joe Johnson, so Nash might have to score more, which is why he has jumped up to a first-round pick.
    Projected stats: 17.0 ppg, 11.0 apg, 1.2 spg

    11. Allen Iverson, G, 76ers
    Iverson is coming off one of his best seasons, winning the scoring title and finishing second in steals average. He also reached a career-high average in assists, so it's not all about A.I., right? Well, not so fast. The Sixers remained Iverson's team despite a trade for Chris Webber, who took a background role while Iverson continued to hoist shots at will.
    Bottom line: He's a health risk, but the reward will be high if he's on the court for 70 games.
    Projected stats: 29.5 ppg, 7.0 apg, 2.0 spg

    12. Shaquille O'Neal, C, Heat
    O'Neal's fantasy value hinges on your league's emphasis on shooting percentages (his free throws can kill you) and centers (a scarce position, making him worthy of an early pick). Shaq is dominant when he has to be, but he probably won't average 25-plus points as he did in his glory years. Still, there is plenty to like -- O'Neal excels in points, rebounds, blocks and field-goal percentage.
    Bottom line: When Shaq shows up to play, he's the most dominant big man in the league.
    Projected stats: 23.5 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 2.4 bpg

    13. Jermaine O'Neal, F/C, Pacers
    A shoulder injury and a suspension kept O'Neal from playing in nearly half the games last season and put a damper on a rising career. Don't worry, Jermaine, fantasy owners haven't forgotten you. With your ability to score and contribute in a variety of ways, we'd be fools to let one bad season ruin your value.
    Bottom line: If his shoulder looks OK in training camp, he'll be back in our good graces by draft day.
    Projected stats: 23.0 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 2.3 bpg

    14. Elton Brand, F, Clippers
    Brand continues to achieve quiet, consistent excellence. He never lets the Clippers' struggles bother him because he has the talent to rise above their mediocrity. He always is among the leaders in rebounds and blocks and posted double doubles in more than half his games last season.
    Bottom line: Brand has established himself as a fantasy force.
    Projected stats: 20.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 2.0 bpg

    15. Andrei Kirilenko, F, Jazz
    A knee injury stalled the Kirilenko Express last season, but expect this defensive stopper to get back on track. He dominates in three categories -- rebounds, blocks, and steals -- and contributes enough in points and assists to be a rare fantasy find.
    Bottom line: Don't let last season taint your opinion of him.
    Projected stats: 17.5 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 3.0 bpg

    16. Vince Carter, G, Nets
    After being traded from Toronto, Carter meshed well with Jason Kidd in an open-court game. As a result, Carter's scoring took off (27.5 ppg compared with 15.9 with the Raptors). Carter hasn't played a full season since 1999-2000, but his injury problems appear to be behind him.
    Bottom line: He returns to the top 20 thanks to his scoring potential alongside Kidd.
    Projected stats: 25.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.4 spg

    17. Ben Wallace, F/C, Pistons
    In some leagues, Wallace shouldn't be ranked this high, but based on our scoring categories and need for two starting centers, he is a smart pick here. We wouldn't be penalized for his poor free throw shooting, and he'd give us a head start in rebounds and blocks.
    Bottom line: Check your league's scoring format before deciding where to take this quirky interior force.
    Projected stats: 9.3 ppg, 12.5 rpg, 2.5 bpg

    18. Gilbert Arenas, G, Wizards +
    Arenas was the centerpiece of Washington's rebirth last season, leading the Wizards to their first playoff series win since 1982. With Larry Hughes off to Cleveland, however, Arenas will face more defensive pressure. Don't worry; he is young and can withstand the rigors of heavy minutes, so he'll get his points.
    Bottom line: He can penetrate and is deadly from 3-point territory. What could be better?
    Projected stats: 26.5, rpg, 4.5 rpg, 4.5 apg

    19. Chris Bosh, F/C, Raptors +
    Bosh is just 21, but expect him to get double doubles in more than half his games this season. Plus, he might still qualify at center until the Raptors find a true big man. With such a promising start to his career, why wait any longer to pick him?
    Bottom line: Bosh is a second-round pick with upside, especially in keeper leagues.
    Projected stats: 18.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 1.3 bpg

    20. Steve Francis, G, Magic
    Getting away from Yao Ming last season helped clear a path to the basket for Francis, who increased his scoring average by nearly five points. Now he's the face of the Magic and is surrounded by just enough talent to remain effective in all facets of his game.
    Bottom line: If you draft a front-line player early, consider Francis as your No. 1 guard in the second round.
    Projected stats: 22.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 6.8 apg

    21. Stephon Marbury, G, Knicks
    Marbury is so consistently good that fantasy owners sometimes take him for granted. For example, you can mark him down for 20 points and 8 assists per game right now, and nobody will bat an eye. Will Quentin Richardson steal Marbury's thunder? Don't count on it.
    Bottom line: Heavy minutes and the Knicks' losing ways haven't caught up to him yet.
    Projected stats: 20.0 ppg, 8.0 apg, 1.5 spg

    22. Paul Pierce, G/F, Celtics
    Pierce's numbers have fallen steadily during the past three seasons. Some say he's a better player now, but fantasy is all about the numbers, and the Celtics' infusion of young talent means Pierce has more competition for scoring opportunities.
    Bottom line: He's not quite the threat he once was, but he's still a top-notch fantasy guard.
    Projected stats: 20.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 4.5 apg

    23. Yao Ming, C, Rockets
    Just once we'd like to see Yao knock somebody to the deck, but he's just so darn nice that probably won't happen. He's a top center and can provide plenty of rebounds and blocks, but with Tracy McGrady in town, Yao is unlikely to be an elite scorer and often wears down in a running game.
    Bottom line: He's a tall talent, but reach too high for him and you'll be disappointed.
    Projected stats: 18.5 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 2.3 bpg

    24. Mike Bibby, G, Kings
    When Chris Webber was traded to the 76ers, Bibby became the Kings' leader. That explains his career-high scoring average last season and explains why the team looked to him in clutch situations. The Kings will continue to count on him heavily as they rebuild a team that once was a championship contender.
    Bottom line: A potentially bad situation for Sacramento fans is great for Bibby's fantasy value. He should wind up as the Kings' leading scorer.
    Projected stats: 20.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 7.0 apg

    25. Baron Davis, G, Warriors
    A midseason trade to the Warriors seemed to reignite Davis' passion for the game -- and his production. Expect him to be the player he was a few years ago.
    Bottom line: 20.0 ppg, 8.0 apg, 2.0 spg

    The 26-and-over league

    26. Brad Miller, F/C, Kings
    A solid contributor in several statistical categories.
    Projected: 17.0 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 4.0 apg

    27. Ray Allen, G, Sonics
    Don't pass him up if you need a scoring boost.
    Projected: 22.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.5 apg

    28. Peja Stojakovic, F, Kings
    He's great for scoring and 3s, but he'll hurt your rebounding at a position that demands it.
    Projected: 21.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.3 apg

    29. Rashard Lewis, F, Sonics
    Should remain a big part of the Sonics' offense because his frontcourt teammates are role players.
    Projected: 21.0 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.2 spg

    30. Larry Hughes, G, Cavaliers
    Is coming off a career year and going to a new team, so look for a slight downtick.
    Projected: 20.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.7 apg

    31. Marcus Camby, C, Nuggets
    Fantasy's version of a block party, leading the league in that category last season. He also cleans up nicely around the boards and scores enough that he isn't a burden on your roster.
    Projected: 11.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 2.8 bpg

    32. Ron Artest, F, Pacers
    Worth the risk here. We're betting he can't screw up as badly this season.
    Projected: 18.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.0 spg

    33. Corey Maggette, G/F, Clippers
    If he looks healthy in training camp, continue to count on him for scoring and rebounding.
    Projected: 19.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.0 apg

    34. Jason Richardson, G/F, Warriors
    Position versatility is another plus for this solid fantasy contributor.
    Projected: 20.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.4 spg

    35. Joe Johnson, G, Hawks
    Increased confidence has powered his improvement. Now he's the man in Atlanta.
    Projected: 18.5 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 3.7 apg

    36. Michael Redd, G, Bucks
    Like his lefthanded jump shot, Redd's scoring numbers are impressive, but he doesn't do enough other things to help.
    Projected: 23.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.0 apg

    37. Emeka Okafor, C, Bobcats +
    Why take a vet at center when he has so much upside?
    Projected: 16.5 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 2.0 bpg

    38. Richard Jefferson, G/F, Nets
    With Vince Carter around, don't look for Jefferson's scoring to increase, but his combination of points and rebounds still is nice to have.
    Projected: 19.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 3.5 apg

    39. Zydrunas Ilgauskas, C, Cavaliers
    Ilgauskas has stayed healthy the past three seasons and has contributed consistent numbers as a result.
    Projected: 16.0 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 2.0 bpg

    40. Pau Gasol, F, Grizzlies
    His numbers have been pretty consistent over his four-year career, so don't expect improvement -- just more of the same solid production.
    Projected: 17.9 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.8 bpg

    41. Kirk Hinrich, G, Bulls S
    In his second year, he played with the consistency of a veteran. He has an upside in keeper leagues and plenty of numbers for the here and now, too.
    Projected: 16.5 ppg, 6.5 apg, 1.8 spg

    42. Rasheed Wallace, F/C, Pistons
    One of the few at his position who will help in 3-pointers. Known as a forward, he's more valuable as a center in fantasy leagues.
    Projected: 13.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 1.5 bpg

    43. Chris Webber, F, 76ers -
    Don't look for him to come close to being the dominant player he once was.
    Projected: 17.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 4.3 apg

    44. Zach Randolph, F, Blazers
    When healthy, Randolph can provide elite production in points and rebounds.
    Projected: 20.2 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 0.5 bpg

    45. Antawn Jamison, F, Wizards
    Became a major scoring option again with the Wizards and posted a career-high assists average.
    Projected: 20.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.0 apg

    46. Manu Ginobili, G, Spurs +
    Averaged career highs in points and assists last season. Now that he's a regular starter, he's worth a pick here.
    Projected: 17.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 4.0 apg

    47. Kurt Thomas, F/C, Suns
    Grab him for rebounds and enjoy the bump in his scoring.
    Projected: 12.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 2.2 apg

    48. Stephen Jackson, G/F, Pacers S
    Averaged career highs in scoring and rebounding last season. Steps into a plum role now that Reggie Miller has retired.
    Projected: 19.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.2 apg

    49. Quentin Richardson, G/F, Knicks
    Led the league in 3-pointers last season for Phoenix, but how will his outside game work in New York? On the plus side, he'll have less competition for scoring.
    Projected: 16.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.1 spg

    50. Richard Hamilton, G, Pistons
    His scoring average is on par with some No. 1 fantasy guards, but his other numbers drag him down to No. 2 status.
    Projected: 19.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.5 apg

    51. Kenyon Martin, F, Nuggets
    His minutes decreased in Denver, but he's still a consistent source for across-the-board help.
    Projected: 16.0 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 1.5 spg

    52. Lamar Odom, F, Lakers
    Provides scoring and rebounding and has the athletic ability of a guard in a forward's body.
    Projected: 15.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 3.8 apg

    53. Carmelo Anthony, F, Nuggets
    Anthony is more talented than this ranking suggests, but, except in scoring, his numbers don't compare favorably to those of other forwards.
    Projected: 21.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.5 apg

    54. Antoine Walker, F, Heat
    His numbers went down last season after he moved to Boston from Atlanta. Expect more of the same in Miami.
    Projected: 16.5 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 3.5 apg

    55. Chauncey Billups, G, Pistons
    A consistent scorer, but he'll really help your fantasy team in assists and 3-pointers.
    Projected: 16.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 5.5 apg

    56. Tony Parker, G, Spurs
    Parker's supporting cast boosts his value. Hopefully, he won't be as cold from 3-point territory this season.
    Projected: 17.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 6.0 apg

    57. Carlos Boozer, F/C, Jazz
    Could be a steal given his upside and position versatility.
    Projected: 18.0 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 2.5 apg

    58. Amare Stoudemire, F/C, Suns
    Was No. 4 on this list until knee surgery pushed back the start of his season.
    Projected: 25.0 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 1.6 bpg

    59. Andrew Bogut, C, Bucks R
    The No. 1 pick in the draft has been compared to Arvydas Sabonis and Vlade Divac because of his offensive ability. Should be a starter by midseason.
    Projected: 14.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.2 apg.

    60. Al Harrington, F, Hawks
    After being traded from Indiana, he averaged career highs in points, rebounds and steals.
    Projected: 18.0 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 3.5 apg

    61. Shareef Abdur-Rahim, F, Kings
    An elbow injury limited him last season, but he should provide excellent help in scoring and rebounding.
    Projected: 16.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.0 apg

    62. Grant Hill, F, Magic
    Can add to your depth, but the Ken Griffey of the NBA is always an injury risk.
    Projected: 18.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 3.5 apg

    63. Bobby Simmons, G/F, Bucks S
    NBA's Most Improved Player should see another increase in scoring numbers after leaving the Clippers.
    Projected: 18.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.8 apg

    64. Dwight Howard, F, Magic +
    He'd be higher in keeper leagues because he has a long, prosperous career ahead of him.
    Projected: 14.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 1.9 bpg

    65. Jason Terry, G, Mavericks
    His scoring should increase now that Michael Finley is gone.
    Projected: 15.5 ppg, 5.7 apg, 1.2 spg

    66. Drew Gooden, F, Cavaliers
    Use him as a No. 3 forward and you won't be disappointed.
    Projected: 14.5 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 1.5 apg

    67. Caron Butler, F, Wizards
    Bounced back from a sophomore slump in his third year. So, we'll throw out that second season and assume last season's Butler was the one we'll see from now on.
    Projected: 15.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.0 apg

    68. Troy Murphy, F, Warriors
    Back in a starting role and relatively healthy last season, Murphy returned to being a factor around the boards while providing nice scoring. Problem is, he doesn't get many blocks for a big man.
    Projected: 15.5 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 0.5 bpg

    69. Jalen Rose, G/F, Raptors
    The clock is ticking, but Rose likely has at least one more decent season in him.
    Projected: 18.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.5 apg

    70. Andre Miller, G, Nuggets
    Does enough little things to offset his low scoring.
    Projected: 14.0 ppg, 7.0 apg, 1.5 spg

    71. Damon Stoudamire, G, Grizzlies -
    Hit a career-high 181 3-pointers last season but is a No. 3 fantasy guard, that's all.
    Projected: 15.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 5.5 apg

    72. Kenny Thomas, F, Kings S
    Last season's trade to Sacramento puts this sleeper in the perfect spot to enjoy a career season.
    Projected: 14.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.5 apg

    73. Jamaal Tinsley, G, Pacers
    Solid No. 3 fantasy guard who could have a breakout year.
    Projected: 12.5 ppg, 6.0 apg, 1.8 spg

    74. Jamal Crawford, G, Knicks
    Scoring average climbed after a trade to New York, but don't expect another jump in production because he might have topped out.
    Projected: 18.0 ppg, 4.5 apg, 1.2 spg

    75. Cuttino Mobley, G, Clippers
    Look for Mobley to continue to hoist quite a few 3s with his new team.
    Projected: 16.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.0 apg

    76. Ben Gordon, G, Bulls +
    Not bashful when it comes to shooting. Would have even more upside in a starting role.
    Projected: 16.0 ppg, 2.3 apg, 150 3s

    77. Eddy Curry, C, Knicks
    Showed improvement before being diagnosed with a heart problem last season.
    Projected: 17.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.0 bpg

    78. Tayshaun Prince, F, Pistons
    He'll do well in points and rebounds, but he'd probably block more shots if the Wallace boys weren't around.
    Projected: 15.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.0 bpg

    79. Tyson Chandler, F/C, Bulls +
    He'll bring rebounds, rebounds and more rebounds.
    Projected: 10.0 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 2.0 bpg

    80. Andre Iguodala, G/F, 76ers
    Grab him for steals and hope for the best.
    Projected: 10.0 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.8 spg

    81. Josh Smith, G, Hawks
    Made his mark in his first season by finishing 11th in the league in blocks. Not bad for a guy straight out of high school.
    Projected: 10.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.2 bpg

    82. Mehmet Okur, F/C, Jazz
    First season in Utah was good for his numbers, which were up across the board. However, he's ranked this high only because he's a center.
    Projected: 13.5 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 2.0 apg

    83. Desmond Mason, G/F, Bucks
    Athletic ability allows him to get to the rim -- and the free throw line -- often.
    Projected: 16.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.0 apg

    84. Rafer Alston, G, Rockets
    Ranked among top 20 in assists and steals last season, and he has more upside than the older point guard options.
    Projected: 14.0 ppg, 1.3 spg, 5.8 apg

    85. Wally Szczerbiak, F, Timberwolves
    Main value is as a scorer, and he has excellent shooting accuracy.
    Projected: 16.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.5 apg

    86. Michael Finley, G/F, Spurs
    Slowly but surely, he is becoming solely a 3-point threat. Scoring help is all the Fin-Dog provides.
    Projected: 15.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.5 apg

    87. Mike Miller, G, Grizzlies
    Doesn't score enough to be a lead guard in fantasy leagues, but he adds valuable help in 3-pointers and 3-point percentage.
    Projected: 14.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.7 apg

    88. Matt Harpring, G/F, Jazz
    Harpring's position versatility and rebounding are a plus, but he had offseason knee surgery.
    Projected: 14.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.7 apg

    89. Gary Payton, G, Heat -
    At one time, Payton could dominate in several fantasy categories, but now he's reduced to helping out with assists.
    Projected: 12.0 ppg, 6.0 apg, 1.1 spg

    90. Sam Cassell, G, Clippers -
    Will help your team only if fragile Clippers starter Shaun Livingston gets hurt.
    Projected: 14.5 ppg, 5.5 apg, 3.0 rpg

    91. Chucky Atkins, G, Wizards
    At the very least, he'll help with 3s.
    Projected: 13.0 ppg, 4.5 apg, 2.0 rpg

    92. P.J. Brown, C, Hornets
    An offensive rebounding machine (ninth in the league last season) who has managed to stay healthy despite playing a tough inside game.
    Projected: 10.5 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 2.0 apg

    93. Josh Howard, F, Mavericks
    Showed improvement in all facets of his game.
    Projected: 13.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.5 spg

    94. Eddie Jones, G/F, Grizzlies
    Still has enough offensive skills to make him a nice addition.
    Projected: 12.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.8 apg

    95. Primoz Brezec, C, Bobcats
    First season in a starting role was a success as he improved in all of the key fantasy categories.
    Projected: 14.0 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.4 apg

    96. Raef LaFrentz, C, Celtics
    A 3-point threat at center is a nice bonus.
    Projected: 11.5 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.3 bpg

    97. Donyell Marshall F, Cavaliers -
    Worth a shot as a No. 3 or 4 fantasy forward in hopes he'll be rejuvenated in Cleveland.
    Projected: 11.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.0 apg

    98. Josh Childress, G, Hawks +
    May have the goofiest jump shot in the league, but he can contribute points rebounds and decent percentages.
    Projected: 13.0 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.3 apg

    99. Gerald Wallace, F, Bobcats S
    After escaping Sacramento, found a full-time role and didn't disappoint fantasy owners. A sleeper at forward, provided he keeps his starting spot.
    Projected: 12.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.5 spg

    100. Nenad Krstic, C, Nets S
    Scoring and rebounding could increase dramatically as he learns the NBA game in his second season.
    Projected: 12.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.2 apg
     

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