NBA Fantasy Small Forward Rankings

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Kevin Durant Thunder

Kevin Durant is the top fantasy basketball player this season.  Case closed.  David Kay’s NBA fantasy rankings continue with the small forward position.  LeBron is right behind Durant in the rankings, but how will his decision to team up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh effect his fantasy value?  Check out David’s Point Guard and Shooting Guard rankings.

1. Kevin Durant, Thunder
The NBA’s next big thing has officially arrived.  He became the youngest player to win an NBA scoring title last season and helped the USA win gold at this summer’s FIBA World Championships.  If you get the number one pick in your league, draft Durant and enjoy!

Projected 2010-11 Fantasy Basketball Stats: 32.5 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.50 spg, 150 3PTM, 48.0 FG%, 89.0 FT%

2. LeBron James, Heat
The league’s most hated man is still going to get his in South Beach but it is hard to believe he will match his numbers from last year.  LeBron will be playing the point forward role in Miami and might actually see a spike in assists but expect his scoring totals to dip.

Projected 2010-11 Fantasy Basketball Stats: 27.0 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 9.0 apg, 1.75 spg, 110 3PTM, 52.0 FG%, 76.0 FT%

3. Danny Granger, Pacers
Granger gets it done in just about every category.  Having a real point guard should help take the load off him a bit but then again the Pacers do not have a ton of scoring punch up-front.  Expect him to put up similar numbers to what he has done the past two seasons and be worth a late first round pick.

Projected 2010-11 Fantasy Basketball Stats: 24.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.5 spg, 170 3PTM, 44.0 FG%, 85.5 FT%

4. Gerald Wallace, Bobcats
For the first time in his career, Wallace averaged a double-double though his usual top of the league steal numbers decreased.  He is still option 1B in Charlotte’s offense alongside Stephen Jackson and will post solid all-around stats.

Projected 2010-11 Fantasy Basketball Stats: 17.5 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.75 spg, 45 3PTM, 47.0 FG%, 78.5 FT%

5. Carmelo Anthony, Nuggets
You would have to think that the sooner he gets the dealt out of Denver, the more valuable he is as a fantasy commodity.  I mean, would anyone be surprised if he sort of half-hearted with the Nuggets while he was there until he got traded?  A deal should come sooner than later with New Jersey probably helping his fantasy value more so than New York.

Projected 2010-11 Fantasy Basketball Stats: 26.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.25 spg, 70 3PTM, 45.0 FG%, 81.0 FT%

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