2010-2011 Fantasy Ballers Small Forward (5-1)
Yes, I know the season is about 5 games in by the time you read this. What a great way to look at things. You can still work trades early. Get moving especially if you’re in a pay league.
5 – Paul Pierce – Color me green. 21.2 points, 7 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and + 22.40 EFF. What a guy. I thought he was going to fall off to the bottom of the charts because of the other stars. I was wrong. Going by the EFF stat, he should be higher than a certain someone in Miami. Answer this – Will he maintain this pace for the duration of the year? No. Sell high. Trade him right now if you have him.
4 – LeBron James – 20.4 points, 4.6 rebs, 7.2 assists, and +20 EFF. You damn well know he can do a lot better than this. Usually he is the number one small forward in the league. Now, he’s number 3. Just +20 EFF? This guy can go off for +32 EFF. C’mon son. At this rate, LeBron will not average a triple double. This is part of the sacrifice heading over to Miami to team up with Wade and Bosh. Don’t be surprised. We knew his numbers will take hits, but not like this. He’ll pick it up, but the rebounds will remain low. The scoring will be around 21 unless Wade or Bosh gets injured for awhile during the season. The assist average should be at 9+. LeBron is messing things up.
3 – Kevin Durant – Yes, another shocker. 29.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, and + 20.67 EFF. He had a stinker against the Los Angeles Clippers shooting 0-10 from three point land and 6-24 for the entire game. Most people had him pegged at number one overall in drafts. Right now, he’s not that guy. The numbers say that the kid is at number 3. He can get crazy buckets, but you should know that is not enough in fantasy land.
2 – Carmelo Anthony – The disgruntled man in Denver. He still wants to be traded. That doesn’t deter him from putting up 22.8 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, and +22.75 EFF. He can actually play better than this. Anthony is very capable of averaging 27+ points per game, which makes the numbers disappointing. I expected a lot more, but he’s too pissed off. Regardless, Melo is the current number two statistical small forward in the NBA. Just do not bet on him keeping this up for the entire season. Dude is mad about something else.
1 – Rudy Gay – Who woulda thunk it? I bet no one did. I bet that not one single diehard Memphis Grizzlies’ fan could have foresee this. He is currently averaging 26.4 points, 7 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and +28 EFF. This spot is usually reserved for LeBron James. Not right now. That belongs to Gay. He is becoming Memphis’ franchise player. The numbers do not lie. Playing for team USA over the summer really helped him out. Can Rudy keep this up? No, but I drafted him in 2 of my leagues. I’m hoping.