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Essay: Placing A Fantasy Basketball Draft Under The Microscope, Round 5

Keeping up on an ongoing miniseries, here’s in depth, incredibly important analysis on my fantasy basketball draft, which took place on December 17, 2011. A glorious evening it was. For more info on what’s going down here, go check out the initial entry. Due to this taking me a lot longer than expected, analysis must now include up to date production—it’s unfair, but so goes the world of fantasy basketball.

Round 5

Team A: Tyson Chandler

Team B: Chris Bosh

Team C: Danilo Gallinari

Team D: Luol Deng

Team E: Jrue Holiday

Team F: DeMarcus Cousins

Team G: Andre Iguodala

Team H: James Harden

Team I: Andrea Bargnani

Team J: Kyle Lowry

Team K: Carlos Boozer

Team L: David West

Best Value: Lot of great value picks here, but judging by the dramatic improvement we’re continuing to see from Kyle Lowry, that’s where the selection goes. He’s hovering at the top of the league in assists, knocking down threes, and apart from his two point performance over the weekend (in which we witnessed 18 assists), the scoring has been better than expected. Lowry is headed for his first All-Star team. 

Worst Value: Whenever the word “worst” is placed in front of the word “value” in any English born sentence, Carlos Boozer is usually the reason why.

Overall Reaction: As we go deeper and deeper into the draft, two things are valued above all else: consistency and expertise. Tyson Chandler and DeMarcus Cousins are two great examples of players who will take care of rebounding (Tyson should also give a leg up on blocked shots) and field goal percentage while letting other guys on the team fill in for their many weaknesses. We’re also seeing tons of upside with some owners intelligently betting on breakout seasons from the likes of James Harden, Jrue Holiday, and Danilo Gallinari.

 

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