Fantasy Hoops Roundtable: Top Three Fantasy Rookies

Dec 9, 2009

Time for another fantasy basketball roundtable.

Mike of BleacherCreatureRotoTalk.com was responsible for this week’s Fantasy Hoops Roundtable debate topic.

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This Week’s Topic:
Here is the question for this week:  ”At the end of the season who will be the top three rookies from a fantasy basketball perspective?”

My Response:
First off I’ll go with Brandon Jennings, who is on pace to become the Rookie of the Year. Even if his scoring dips a bit, he should finish in the top three in rookie scoring. He loves to pass, and should lead all Rookies in assists this year. He’s not going to make a huge impact in the rebounding department as a Point Guard, but he could grab 3 or 4 a night, which isn’t bad considering. He’ll like finish in the top five in steals.He’s on pace to lead the class in three-pointers made. He doesn’t shoot great from the field or the line, but he isn’t a liability either. Assuming he stays healthy, he’ll easily be one of the top three fantasy rookies.

Next up is Tyreke Evans, who is having a Rookie of the Year type season as well. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him lead all Rookies in scoring. He’ll likely finish in the top five in rebounds, assists, and steals as well. He’s the perfect combo of having a nice skill set and the opportunity playing on a team with so few options. He should shoot a decent clip from the floor and the line to round things out. He’s not much of a three-point shooter so look elsewhere for that.

As much as I want to pick Blake Griffin to come back and finish the season strong, I just worry that his return date will keep getting pushed back. Isn’t that just the Clippers luck? Instead I’ll turn to Jonny Flynn. He’s playing for a terrible team so there will be plenty of opportunities. He should finish in the top five in scoring, assists, and steals. He shoots OK from the floor and hit the occasional three. He is also a good free throw shooter.

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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