2010 Fantasy Basketball Value Three-Point Options
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Just because you didn’t land Aaron Brooks, Danilo Gallinari, or Rashard Lewis it doesn’t mean you have to punt the three-pointer category. Here are some value picks that can help you win the category.
Channing Frye, PF/C, Phoenix Suns
Frye made a ridiculous 172 three-pointers, seemingly out of nowhere. He’s not much of a scorer or rebounder, but he can give you a three-point boost if you smalls aren’t prolific three-point shooters.
J.R. Smith, SG/SF, Denver Nuggets
J.R. seems to be as known for his attitude about as much as he is for his instant offense. While he doesn’t log big minutes, he can fill up the stat sheet in scoring and three-pointers.
Rasual Butler, SG/SF, Los Angeles Clippers
Butler was one of the few highlights in a lost season for the Clippers knocking down 145 three-pointers while averaging 13.5 points after the All-Star game. His minutes will take a hit as the Clippers brought in Ryan Gomes, but he still should give them a sharpshooter off the bench.
Quentin Richardson, SG/SF, Orlando Magic
Q can flat out knock down the three. Consistency will be his issue. He will share time with Rashard Lewis, who will spend some time at the three, and Mickael Pietrus.
Anthony Morrow, SG/SF, New Jersey Nets
Morrow came over from Golden State and is holding down the starting shooting guard gig. Consistency will be an issue, but if he stays healthy, he should be among the league leaders in threes this year.
Martell Webster, SG/SF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Webster never quite lived up to the billing with Portland, but gets a new lease on life with the Wolves. He’ll be especially useful if the Wolves have any injuries at the swing positions.
Rookies to Watch:
Wesley Johnson, SG/SF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Gordon Hayward, SG,SF, Utah Jazz
Jordan Crawford, SG, Atlanta Hawks
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