2010-2011 Top 10 Fantasy Shooting Guards pt.2
Have you ever gotten to your birthday only to realize that you really do not want to make a big fuss out of it? We get all this attention, or lack thereof for some people, and begin to ponder about our current situations. What have we accomplished? How did we get better? How did we get worse? In the end, who gives a damn? Get out there. Beat your feet. Do it. Get it done. Just ask yourself one thing every birthday from now on, “What have I done lately?” That’s how one should approach this list with the top shooting guards. For the stat whores. Notables missing – Brandon Roy, Tyreke Evans, Ray Allen. I know. I’m shocked about those guys, too.
5. Eric Gordon 24.1 points, EFF +19.4, 3.2 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.1 stls
This kid is better than Ben Gordon and OJ Mayo. I didn’t think 2 years ago that was possible. Yet here we are. He can run spot minutes at the one, but that is all. Gordon can shoot lights out and dish the rock. He’s a future top lock in fantasy for big guards. He can also sneak in vicious dunks. Clipper fans are hyped.
4. Dwyane Wade 21.3 points, EFF +19.8, 6.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.5 stls
This is good that he is in the top 5 statistically, but his numbers fell drastically compared to the previous 2 seasons. He fell off big. Wade is nowhere near EFF +25. This was expected teaming up with the likes of LeBron and Bosh. Keep him for now if you have him. Test the waters further. Follow 10-15 more games and then decide if you want to trade.
3. Monta Ellis 24.9 points, EFF +21.3, 3.6 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 2.4 stls
I didn’t think he would bounce back like this after the moped accident. The basketball gods are proving me wrong with every game. Golden State probably has the most high octane backcourt in the NBA. What has he done lately? Proving me wrong and managing near 25 points in the process. Be aware that he can grab 7 steals.
2. Manu Ginobli 21.5 points, EFF +22.1, 3.9 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.9 stls
I don’t care what anyone says. The Spurs are Manu’s team now. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker are merely supporting cast puppets. He is on a tear. I knew he was going to be good, but not currently ranked number 2 among big guards in fantasy land. He is not the best statistical SG. The numbers do not show that. Anyway, it’s usually Tim Duncan who is the talk of the town in these parts of the woods. The tables have turned.
1. Kobe Bryant 26.7 points, EFF +22.3, 5.7 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.1 stls
Here is the current best statistical SG. No one should be surprised. He remains the top shooting guard in this game. He is in the latest Call of Duty Black Ops commercial and NBA 2K11 MJ fest promo. What has he done lately? Remain on top of the mountain with the numbers. Kobe did lose half a step, but you would not notice it.