Fantasy Hoops Roundtable: Least Fantasy Friendly Team

Jan 21, 2010

Basketball Roundtable

Time for another fantasy basketball roundtable.

Brian of EmptyTheBench.com was responsible for this week’s Fantasy Hoops Roundtable debate topic.

Click here to see the full article.

This Week’s Topic:
Which NBA team do you feel is least fantasy hoops friendly as a whole? Please explain why.

My Response:
The team I feel is the least conducive to fantasy success is the Cleveland Cavaliers. I know they have LeBron James, but his rebounding ability steals from their bigs and his passing ability steals from their guards. After King James the pickings are slim.

Mo Williams is solid, but he’s probably in the bottom third of NBA #2 men. They have a trio of big men in Shaq, Big Z, and Varejao that somewhat cancel each other out. They don’t have a true point guard and their wing players are below average. 

***Update: Mo Williams out a month (click to see the next course of action).

It gets even worse when you look at the other side of the ball. As of Friday, January 15th they are #3 in scoring defense allowing just 94.3 points per game. They allowed 100+ points in just 11 of their first 41 games (26.8 percent). They also lead the league with lowest field goal percentage allowed at .434. Plus, they are eighth in the league with three-point percentage allowed at .338.

Panelists
Brian of EmptyTheBench.com
Ryan Lester of LestersLegends.com
Alex/Mike of BleacherCreatureRotoTalk.com
Erik of PointsInThePaint.com
Nels of GiveMeTheRock.com
Tommy of HoopsWorld.com

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. LEV
    January 21st, 2010 at 9:12 am #

    great call there… besides lebron the pickings are pretty slim on the cavs

  2. LestersLegends
    January 21st, 2010 at 9:15 am #

    No doubt. If you read the full article there are some other good choices, but what did it for me is they are brutal for opposing players too.

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